Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The background paper is from the Travel Journal Designer Series paper that is now available as a digital download for My Digital Studio. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Mary Jo's sketch for the week.....
Great Friend Stamp set
So Saffron, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock
Ruby Red and Soft Suede classic inks
Soft Suede polka dot ribbon
Playground designer series buttons
eyelet border punch
curly label punch
The Write Stuff specialty paper

Only one more day....Mini starter kit sale

$99 Starter Kit Promotion

Whether you just love to craft, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, Stampin' Up! is a great opportunity for you. And from June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin' Up! business for just $99 with the special Mini Starter Kit!

The Mini Starter Kit--valued at over $180--contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
Clear-Mount Block C
Homemade single stamp*
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*
Color Coach*
SNAIL Adhesive
*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit (please note: no alternative selections can be made for business items). Contents are listed below:

Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)*
Summer Mini Catalog (8)
To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochures (20)

*New demonstrator who join Stampin' Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July.

This offer is only through 11:50 PM (MT) tomorrow night for online applications so don't miss out!  You can sign up here and click on Join Now.  You will need to use the recruit password star .

Are you a former Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  If so, you can come back in July for only $35!  Contact me to find out how to get started.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 28, 2010

First Day

I love this stamp set, First Day, that is in the Summer Mini catalog.  The first card is CASED from one I saw made by Tina Dyck.  The second is a card I used for a featured demonstrator challenge, I used Dana Newsome's layout, but totall different stamps and colors.
First Day stamp set
Kraft and Whisper White card stock
Basic Black classic ink, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay markers
Thoroughly Modern Designer Series paepr
Silver brads

First Day stamp set
Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock
Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Pumpkin pie markers, Basic Black classic ink
spiral punch
1 3/8 in and 1 1/4 inch circle punches
library clips
star designer brads
retired Designer series paper

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bright Thank You

Diva Coffee Break Designs had a color challenge this time - Real Red, Summer Sun and Tempting Turquoise......
I used a few different big shot dies and embossing things on this card as well as scoring at 1/4 inch around each side of the base of the card and adding some Tempting Turquoise with a sponge to accent the score marks.

The Pool

another challenge page for Soul Scrappers done with My Digital Studio and it goes along with the Just Add Ink Challenge this week as well.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Full of Life

I played around with another 1/2 page One Sheet Wonder today and came up with these cards.  The first one matches the sketch for Funky Friday Craft Challenges and the other two just finish out the 5.5 x 11 inch paper I made.

I used the Greenhouse Garden and Full of Life Stamp sets for these along with some of our new and returning colors - Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink. The impessions folder is the Vintage Wallpaper one coming out July 1st!  The buttons are from the Sherbet collection and are retiring but are on sale now until they are gone.


This was a CASE of a card by Sharon Field done in our demonstrator community as a challenge
Bride Designer Series paper
Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White card stock
Old Olive and Orchid Opulence markers
1/4 inch white and old olive grosgrain ribbon
silver brads

Friday, June 25, 2010

Extreme Motorcycle

Extreme Elements, Motorcycle stamp sets
Kraft (Crumb Cake), Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock
Kraft (Crumb Cake), Mellow Moss and Early Espresso classic ink
hemp twine

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Play Date

Another page done for a challenge on Soul Scrappers....My Digital Studio of course :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Double folds

I have been playing around with some cards that have two folds....

This last one is CASED from a card I saw made by Stephanie Swearingen using new catalog products.

To make this type of card you need a 4 1/4 inch x 11 inch piece of card stock.  You will score at 2 1/2 on one side and 3 on the other.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kind thank you

Another great sketch from Mary Jo...
Fast and Fabulous stamp set (new hostess level 2 set)
Regal Rose, Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock
Night of Navy and Regal Rose classic ink
Square Lattice impressions folder
large oval punch
scallop oval punch
navy 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon

Monday, June 21, 2010

ATC to card

I have been making a few ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) and thought I would share one along with a card that I made using the ATC.
Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stock
Charming stamp set
Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive classic ink and markers
curly label punch
Vanilla Satin ribbon
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
Big Shot

Because I care

Marina Mist, Concord Crush and Whisper White card stock
Marina Mist and Concord Crush classic ink and markers
Because I care stamp set
marina mist taffeta ribbon
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
Big Shot

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Upsy Daisy friend

I have been playing with my brayer some more this week.....
The colors in this card are Really Rust, More Mustard and So Saffron
Colors in this one are Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery and Marina Mist
the designer series paper is new starting July 1st and is called Greenhouse Gala
Upsy Daisy stamp set
clear embossing powder

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stamp Camp projects

Lisa, Sarah and I had a great time with Stamp Camp Saturday and we had a wonderful group!  I thought I would share the projects with you.

and a couple of the door prizes....
the outside                                                                    and the inside

Love begins in a moment

Another sneak peak from the new catalog....
Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla cardstock
Newsprint designer series paper
Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz and Daffodil Delight MArkers
Early Espresso classic ink
Occassional Quotes and Inspired by Nature stamp sets

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shaving cream card

I used this technique for the base of the card.
Green Galore, Basic Gray and Glossy White card stock
Green Galore, Basic gray reinkers
shaving cream
Basic Gray satin ribbon
Elegant Bouquet impressions folder
Big Shot
large oval punch
scallop oval punch

Thursday, June 17, 2010

One of a Kind

I also chose to do a scrapbook layout for the Just Add Ink color challenge, must be in scrap mode :)


I chose to do a scrapbook layout with the Diva's Coffee Break Designs sketch today....

Pushing Buttons

Soul Scrappers had a challenge to use buttons (lots of buttons) on a page and include the word buttons in the title of the page.  This seemed to be a perfect match :)
My Digital Studio

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Posies thank you

Punched Posies stamp set
Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White card stock
Pretty in Pink Mellow Moss and Pixie pink classic ink
Pretty in Pink satin ribbon
filigree brads

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Accordian Fold card

I used Lynn Pratt's directions for this card.

Night of Navy and Whisper White Cardstock
Night of Navy and Bashful Blue classic ink and cartridge
Party Hearty stamp set
Nursery Letters jumbo wheel
Hemp twine
1 3/4 inch circle punch
2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch (new catty)

Goofy Boys

Made with My Digital Studio

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wrinkle Free Distress

I used the wrinkle free distress technique on this card
Thoughts and Prayers and Embrace Life stamp sets
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede classic ink
Chocolate chip classic ink
1/4 inch old olive grosgrain ribbon
silver brads

Technostamper sketch

I used Mary Jo's sketch this week for this card.  I was playing with some background techniques and thought I would use some of the paper for this card.

Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White card stock
Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke classic inks and reinkers
Perfect Details Texturz plate
Big Shot
Elements of Style Stamp set
1/4 inch navy grosgrain ribbon

I am not sure if there is a name for what I did with the background, but I will try to explain it :)  I took a page protector and cut the edge so it would open.  Then on one side I randomly added the three colors of reinkers, sprayed with water and closed the protector to blend them.  Next I placed 2 sheets of Whisper White card stock in the folder, closed it and used my brayer to make sure the papers were covered completely.  Kind of messy, but fun!

Kind friend

Vintage Vogue stamp set
Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence classic ink and markers
eyelet border punch
modern label punch
bitty buttons

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thinking of you

Kind and Caring Thoughts stamp set
Certainly Celery, Whisper White card stock
Riding Hood Red, River Rock and Certainly Celery classic inks
Riding Hood Red ribbon
Top note die
Big Shot
Perfect Polka dots impressions folder
soft subtles brads

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Occassional Quotes and Razzle Dazzle stamp sets
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Kraft card stock
Cherry Cobbler classic ink
large oval punch
scallop oval punch
 Big Shot
Texurz plate
1 1/4 inch striped grosgrain ribbon - old olive

Best Friend

Occassional Quotes and Razzle Dazzle stamp sets
Orchid Opulence, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Sage Shadow card stock
Orchid Opulence, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow classic ink and markers
Chocolate Chip cordouroy buttons
hemp twine
5/8 inch chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon
Vintage Wallpaper and Square Lattice impressions folders
Big Shot

Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red

This card is made up of almost all retired things....
Thoughts and Prayers Stamp set
retired designer series paper
Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White cardstock
Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss classic ink
Riding Hood Red ribbon
library clips

Friday, June 11, 2010

Posies thank you

Punched Posies stamp set
So Saffron, Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock
Night of Navy and Bordering Blue classic ink
1/4 inch navy grosgrain ribbon
modern label punch
rich regals brad

Thursday, June 10, 2010

First Sneak Peak

Studio Sketches stamp set
Occassional Quotes stamp set
Pear Pizazz and Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Marina mist ribbon
Marina mist, Pear Pizazz and Crumb Cake markers
Perfect Polka dots impressions folder

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Enjoy every moment

So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock
Enjoy every moment stamp set
Sweet Pea Designer Series paper
top note die
Big Shot
Pumpkin Pie and Baja Breeze classic ink
Baja Breeze cordouroy button
hemp twine
Perfect Polka dots impressions folder

Monday, June 7, 2010

Brayered Box

I used a pattern for a box made by Andrea Walford for this little gift.  It will probably be a door prize for something in the future.
This is what it looks like opened
Bride Designer Series paper
Pale Plum, So Saffron and Perfect Plum card stock
Vintage Vogue stamp set
Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery craft ink
embossing powder
bitty buttons
Pale Plum and So Saffron classic ink with brayer

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