Friday, December 31, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

This is my version of Mary Jo's sketch challenge this week, I used the tulip frame impressions folder and the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set.  The colors are Very Vanilla, Almost Artichoke and Daffodil Delight. 


This is another Sale-a-bration sample using the Bliss stamp set. 
It is a very simple and quick card, I think if I made more I would use a darker color ink to pop it out more, this time I used Crumb Cake.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sale-a-bration preview

The stamp set used for this card is called Punch Bunch and will be available in the Sale-a-bration flyer starting January 25th (one you can earn free with $50 purchase). 

I used Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, and Peach Parfait along with some metal that I cut with the Scallop Square Duo die and then embossed it with the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder.  The ribbon is Pear Pizazz poly stitched ribbon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

GLEE Club at Soul Scrappers

We are getting ready for a fun contest at Soul Scrappers in a few weeks and would love to have you join us! 
Soul Scrappers is running a challenge series based on GLEE Club (don't you love that show!!). Lots of great challenges, quizes, competitions and best of all lots of great prizes (over $500 worth of prizes). Come on over and check it out here...

Come on over and mention that I sent you! 
Week #1 challenges start January 22nd

Felt ornaments

I made a bunch of these ornaments this year after Sarah and Charissa's retreat, they work great for adding to packages too. 
I used the Scallop Circle and Island Floral bigz Dies, felt, embroidery floss and some of our big Designer Series buttons. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Valentine Defined

Here is a double sneak peak of some upcoming Occassions Mini catalog items and also a Sale-a-bration set.  The "Bliss" is from the Sale-a-bration stamp set and the Framed Tulip impression folder and the Valentine Defined stamp set are from the Occassions Mini Catalog. 

The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla

Sunday, December 26, 2010

You Rock!

I made this card for Mary Jo's sketch challenge and used mostly In Colors with the exception of Very Vanilla and Marina Mist. 
Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla cardstock
Basic Black, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz and Daffodil Delight markers and classic inks
Greenhouse Garden Designer Series paper
Friends Rock stamp set
pear pizazz poly stitched ribbon

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Large gift card holders

Merry Christmas!  I hope you all have a wonderful day with families and friends.
Just one more Christmas project to share with you....
I had an order for some larger gift card holders and these are what I came up with.  I used the Deck the Halls designer series paper as the focus and added pearls and crystal effects  which are actually difficult to see on the pictures.

An inside view, on the right side is the pocket
 A couple more of the front designs.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Easy packaging

I made some quick and easy packages for preschool teacher gifts that I thought I would share. 
 These brown paper bags are not the ones in the Holiday mini catalog because I needed something a little bigger so I just used ones I bought at the store.  The Deck the Halls designer series paper is cut to 3 1/2 X 5" and then I added a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments and a bow with the Deck the Halls fabric and added the pearls.
 The tag is a 2 1/2" circle cut from Cherry Cobbler and then I ran it through the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder.  I added an ornament from the Delightful Decorations stamp set with dimensionals and then attached it to the bag.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Framed thank you

This is another sneak peak of the Framed Tulips impressions folder that will be in the Occassions Mini catalog. 
I used Crumb Cake for the base of the card and Whisper White and Bashful Blue card stock for the rest.  The inks are Bashful Blue and Night of Navy and I added some hemp twine and anvintage trinket.  The background behind the flower is done with block stamping and the stamp set is Because I Care.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thanksgiving afternoon

Another Soul Scrappers challenge page done with My Digital Studio.  I love using ribbon in different ways and being able to stretch it, on this page I used it as a backdrop for my title.

Monday, December 20, 2010


This is definitly something I could use some more practice with, but this week our challenge at Late Night Stampers is to use hand drawn doodles. 
I used the Seasonal Sentiments stamp set, Deck the Halls Designer Series paper and Fabric, library clips, vintage trinkets and basic pearls to decorate.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Birthday Girl

This was for a sketch challenge on Soul Scrappers, it got a little busy with the background paper and I may go in and change that before I print it for my book. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

CCMC129 Baja Snowflakes

I wanted to join the Create with Connie and Mary inspiration challenge this week so here is my card :)
Baja Breeze, Glossy White and Whisper White card stock
Platimun Shimmer Paint mixed with alcohol
Northern Flurry impressions folder
Big Shot
Occassional Quotes stamp set
Snowflake #2 die
snowflake punch
antique brads
cordoroy brad
basic pearls

Up Up and Away

I have another Technique challenge up at Soul Scrappers and wanted to do a scrapbook page with the same technique I have recently used on some cards - Bubbles and reinkers. 
 a closer look
I just punched out a bunch of circles in lots of sizes, the smallest ones are from the itty bitty shapes collection.  The reinker color is Marina Mist and the card stock colors are Bashful blue, Whisper White and Marina Mist.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fabric and Glitter

Another card with the Celebration theme for our Late Night Stampers this week. 
I used the Deck the Halls Designer Series paper and Designer Fabric, Antique Brads, Glass glitter and crystal effects to add some fun elements to this card.  The designer series paper is so pretty you can make a lot of cards without adding too much and they still look great!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Be My Valentine

I used Mary Jo's sketch for the sneak peak card! 
The paper and punch are going to be available in the upcoming Mini catalog that will be available January 4th.  Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series paper and the Be my Valentine stamp are the items from the Occassions Mini catalog used on this card. 
I also used Real Red, Basic Gray and Whisper White card stock, Real Red classic ink and gray taffeta ribbon. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vintage Vogue

A very simple card using the Vintage Vogue stamp set and the Elegant Soiree designer series paper.
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake card stock
Soft Suede and Baja Breeze classic inks
Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
basic pearls

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tea for Three

This is my Digital Challenge page for my Soul Scrappers challenge this week.  I decided to do a challenge that might be less time consuming since everyone is extra busy this time of year.  I used a premade layout and just added my pictures, colors, embellishments, etc. 
Come on over and join the fun at Soul Scrappers.

Love Letter Congratulations

This is my first sample for our Late Night Stampers Challenge for this week of Celebrations.  It is our 100th challenge :) 

I used Because I Care and Well Scripted as my stamp sets and Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red and Basic Black card stocks; Love Letter Designer Series paper and Riding Hood Red and Always Artichoke markers.  The ribbon is 1/4" grosgrain in Black.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cupcakes and Party Hats

I combined a couple challenges again for this card - Mary Jo's sketch and Diva Coffee Break Designs color Challenge - Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and River Rock.
Medallion, Full of Life and Party Hearty stamp sets
Very Vanilla (textured), Melon Mambo card stock
Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and River Rock classic ink
basic pearls
basic rhinestones
Big Shot
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ustamp with Dawn and Friends Year End Blow Out 2010 pass winner

I am so honored to once again be a Guest Designer for a session of UStamp with Dawn and Friends.  We will have 40 projects and tutorials from some fabulous designers so you won't want to miss it!

For this session of UStamp with Dawn and Friends we were asked to find a new friend online and pick them as our free pass winner.  We were told to look at samples and find one that we really liked and invite the person who created it to be our winner.  I chose Maureen Merritt because I really liked this card that she had posted on her blog.
Congratulations to Maureen and hope the rest of you will join us for the next great UStamp with Dawn and Friends! 

Cherry Cobbler Friends

This is just a simple card I put together using the Friends Never Fade stamp set.  I added some dimension with the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder and also used some crystal effects and glass glitter on the stamped image.
There are some basic pearls and Early Espresso 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon to add a little extra and a strip of Jolly Holiday designer series paper as well.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Monochromatic page

One of our recent challenges at Soul Scrappers was to do a monocromatic page and this is what I came up with.  I used Baja Breeze and Marina Mist and different shades of each.
The page is done in My Digital Studio.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Digital card

Here is another blue, white and silver card for Late Night Stampers this week.  I made this with My Digital Studio and thought it might be a fun one to give to a child and they could color the snowman.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Stamp Club projects

I went with a simple layout and the Lap of Luxury paper for our scrapbook pages this month.  The card stock colors are Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink and Concord Crush.

 I used the same colors and technique for this card as I did for an earlier post this week.  The altered paper is made with bubbles and reinker and the silver on the base is alcohol mixed with the Platinum shimmer paint.

 I might decide to add some texture to the white portion of this card before we  meet, it seems a little too plain right now...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Butterfly card

I had a couple leftover butterflies from the mini album I showed you a couple days ago and used them on this card along with a quote from the Occassional Quotes stamp set.  The designer paper is from the Lap of Luxury package.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fast and Fabulous dots

I made this card as a thank you for my secret pal at the PRBC stamping retreat the weekend before Thanksgiving.  The colors are Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, and Cherry Cobbler. 
I adhered all but the stamped layer and then used the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder.  The image is colored in with blender pens and then a little extra color on top with markers.  The stamp set is the hostess set Fast and Fabulous.

Bubbles and Glitter

This week at Late Night Stampers, we have a challenge to use only White, Blue and Silver on a card.  On this one, I altered my glossy white card stock with bubbles and reinkers and then added a silver embossed image called Extreme Snowboard.  Then tore some whisper white card stock and added it to look like layers of snow.  On the edges I added crystal effects and White Chunky Glitter and then heated it up, partly to dry it and partly to pop it up a little. 
The sentiment is from the Friends Rock Stamp set and on the Marina Mist base, I spritzed some Platinum shimmer paint (mixed with alcohol).  The layer behind the glossy white card stock is Pacific Point.

 Here is a closer look at the snow.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tags, Tags and more tags!

I love playing with the Two Tags die and the Top Note die for gift tags!  Here are some examples of what I have come up with this year.

Cork Friends Never Fade

I used a sketch from the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog for this card. 
The middle portion of the card cork that I stamped on with Basic Black classic ink and then added basic pearls as accents.  The designer series paper is Love Letter and the other colors are Riding Hood Red, and Basic Black.

Blue dasher

Another one of Mary Jo's sketches in combination with Just Add Ink's  "just add critters challenge for this card.   

I used Not quite Navy, Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock, Blueberry Crisp Designer Series paper and the Dasher stamp set.  There is glass glitter on the antlers adhered with Crystal Effects and a library clip and silver brads along with some retired silver ribbon. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Photo Corners

My technique challenge on Soul Scrappers right now is Photo corners.  I thought it would be something simple enough that even though everyone is busy with the holidays there would be time to play!

 This page has three different types of photo corners, the one on the left uses the photo corners punch; the one below uses basic pearls; and the bottom one is made with ribbon and brads.

The possibilities are endless as to what you can use for photo corners! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Stamp Camp projects

 We had a great time at our Stamp Camp last weekend and I wanted to share our projects!  The first one is is a gift card holder made with the tins that are on our Clearance rack right now. 

 There are pockets on each side on the inside and a tag as well.  We did two different versions, one with the Jolly Holiday designer series paper and the other with the Candy Cane specialty paper.

Sarah's  project was a pin made with ribbon and a brad and we used crystal effects to glue a pin fastener to the back.  Then we added some cute packaging.

This what the back of the pin would look like.
Lisa had a super cute card made with the Punch Pals and Cute Christmas stamp sets.  We added some glitter for the snow under the snowman as well.

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!