Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recipe page

On Soul Scrappers we had a challenge to make a recipe page and I thought I would also combine it with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge of anything but a card this week since I have limited time. 

I had posted about these stamped cookies awhile back and thought it would be fun to do the recipe page with them as well.  The page is done with My Digital Studio.

Daisy thank you

I used Mary Jo's sketch for this quick and easy card. 

Upsy Daisy stamp set
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock
Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive classic ink
dotted scallop ribbon border punch
Jolly Holiday Designer series paper

Wicked Cool Chocolate

I saw these cute little treat boxes  here and had to make one, they are super easy too.  I changed a few things, but not a whole lot.  They fit two small candy bars easily and would make a fun package for the trick or treaters :)

Wicked Cool Specialty paper
Black satin ribbon
silver brads
decorative label punch
Wicked Cool stamp set
sticky strip
Canjun Craze card stock

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Letterpress plates

I tried out one of the new letterpress plates on this card and used Basic black ink on it before I ran it through the Big Shot.  For this card, I actually ran it through with less layers so that I only got the ink impression and not the debossing and decided to distress it a little with some sponged black ink.

The mat color is Cherry Cobbler and I used a couple of the vintage tricket brads on the curly label punch.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Treat card

I used a pattern from Pockets of Inspiration for this card, I just love the little box on the side and in Melanie's example, she used caramels or kisses inside which work great too.

and the inside...
I used the Wicked Cool Stamp set and also the Specialty paper and coordinating Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

One layer just believe

This card is a CASE of one made by Kathy Baffone and I did it for a featured stamper challenge.  It is also a one layer card and I used our clear blocks to add the color to the background.
Just Believe stamp set
Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake classic ink
Whisper White card stock

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wicked Halloween

Here is another Halloween share that I CASED from our demonstrator Stampin' Success magazine.  I didn't change too much, but I just love the color combination the Wicked Fun Specialty paper gives us - Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive and Cajun Craze.  The stamp set is Wicked Cool.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Button Birthday

I am combining 3 different challenge in 1 for this card - Create with Connie and Mary had an inspiration challenge, Just Add Ink had a sketch and Funky Friday Craft Challenges was just add buttons!

I used the hostess stamp set Birthday Bakery and the saying comes from Full of Life.  The colors are Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizazz and Peach Parfait.

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cards with Cool Moves 2010

Cards with Cool Moves is open and I was surprised this morning to see my projects are already up!  There will be a new post that contains 2 new cards every 12 hours and all will include directions, there will be a total of 40 posts! 

You can join us by going to to register. 

I can't post my projects for you, but here is a little peek, the site will include lots of pictures and directions. 

Rub on Cork

I was going through some of my things one day and decided I wanted to try the cork and rub ons together.  This is what came about...
Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla card stock
Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz, Red Red classic ink and markers
spiral punch and modern label punch
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
Big Shot
First Day stamp set
retired rub ons

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scavenger Hunt is still going.....

Sherrill extended the deadline on the scavenger hunt - you can see the original message here.
Come on out and play!

Pumpkin Patch

I have been playing with a few Halloween cards that I will share over the next week or two.  This one showcases pumpkins made using oval punches and then I added a little ink with a sponge to the edges. 
The Designer Series paper is Wicked fun Specialty and the stamp set is Wicked Cool. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Peace on Earth

I used the Diva's sketch for this card and the hostess set Peaceful Season along with the Deck the halls designer series paper and designer buttons.  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

Wedding card

This card is a CASE of one made by Lis Ljung for a featured stamper challenge on Stampin' Connection.  I just love the white on white.
Whisper White, Bashful Blue card stock
Bashful Blue classic ink
Basic Rhinestones
Vintage Brad
Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon
1 1/4 inch square punch
scallop square punch
scallop oval punch
eyelet border punch

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Surprise at my door!

I came home to this wonderful package of Stampin' Up! goodies on Monday and even though I didn't have time to do more than open it, I was so excited!  It is the free merchandise I received for being one of Sherrill Graff's sample makers - well worth it :)
I am really happy to be able to try out the Simple Alphabet dies, they are definitly something I would not have purchased for myself so they are going to be fantastic for scrapbooking.
I really like this new die box for the Sizzix dies too, they fit inside so nice and help to organize my clutter!
Thanks Sherrill!

thank you

I followed Mary Jo's sketch for this card and used the Elegant Soiree designer series paper.  The stamp set is Because I Care and I used the top note and the dotted scallop ribbon punch.  The colors are Marina Mis, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.


This page was another one for a Soul Scrappers Challenge.  It is difficult to see, but I used some of the Vintage Trinkets on this one - the safety pins and brads and I just love these!  I tore the edges of some of the paper for a little more textured effect and the colors are Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and the Autumn Spice Specialty Paper.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Distressed sympathy

This is another card using the Autumn Spice Specialty Paper in the Holiday Mini catalog.  I distresses the edges on all of the papers as well and added my favorite Victoria crochet trim.  The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I am so fortunate to have a talented photographer for a brother, although it means my scrapbooks are REALLY big because I can't seem to leave any of the pictures out!
He took this one of my sister's girls and my kids during wheat harvest this fall.
The page is done with My Digital Studio.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Elegant thank you

Another combined challenge for you - the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary and the colors from Funky Friday Craft Challenges
Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry card stock
Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry classic ink
Fast and Fabulous and With all my heart stamp sets
Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon
large oval punch
scallop oval punch
Elegant Lines impressions folder
Big Shot
Basic Pearls

Upsy Daisy sympathy

A color challenge from Diva Coffee Break Designs and the theme of sympathy from Just Add Ink combined for this card. 
Upsy Daisy and Thoughts and Prayers stamp sets
Wild Wasabi and Peach Parfait classic ink
Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla card stock
Basic Pearls
Crochet trim ribbon
Antique brad
scallop oval punch
large oval punch

Friend card

I used Mary Jo's sketch for this card as well as the Just Believe stamp set.
Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede card stock
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz and Peach Parfait inks and markers

Friday, September 17, 2010

Recipe swaps

I have been particpating in some 6 X 6 recipe swaps and thought I would share a couple of mine with you.  They will be fun to put into a 6 x 6 scrapbook and have for myself or to give as a gift.  I will share some of the ones I receive with you sometime too!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

No layer card

This card is my second sample for the Late Night Stampers challenge of no layers this week.  I sponged Daffodil Delight into a spot I masked with what was left after I die cut one of the square scallops in the new Scallop Square Duo die.  on the side I used the edge of card stock I had punched with the scallop border punch as my guide. 
The stamp set is Fast and Fabulous and I added Concord Crush and Perfect Plum classic ink with the stamps.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Day

I used a sketch on Soul Scrappers for this one done with My Digital Studio and one of the new add ons you can purchase - Play Date!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Late Night Stamper - Scavenger Hunt round 2 for FREE Stampin Up merchandise

Sherrill Graff is giving us another scavenger hunt game to play and a chance to win more free merchandise!  Blogs scavenger hunt round 2

My clue:  Word Play
This time around the rules have changed.  After you find your 20 blogs with clues, send me your list at with the subject Scavenger hunt.  On the 15th, I will forward those entries to Sherrill to be entered in her drawing. 

Are you ready to play?  As more blogs add clues, I will add them to the bottom of this post so check back often for more places to hunt!

I made this cute little gift card holder as packaging for a couple gift cards for one of my nieces.  I got the pattern from .
and the inside...

Find your clues here:


Wish big

This week at Late Night Stampers our challenge is to make projects that are only one layer.  This card is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder and stamped with Extreme Elements and Word Play.
I used Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum and Early Espresso classic inks and the card stock is Very Vanilla.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

JAI34 and FF74

This is another combination color challenge from Just Add Ink and sketch challenge from Funky Friday Craft Challenges as I catch up on things! 
Pretty in Pink Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White card stock
Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Pretty in Pink classic ink
Just Believe Stamp set
Finial Press impressions folder
1 1/4 in. and 1 3/8 in. circle punches

CCMC115 and DCBD193

This card is a combination color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary and a sketch challenge from Diva Coffee Break Designs.
Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock
Crumb Cake and Tangerine Tango classic ink
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
2 1/2 inch circle punch
Seasonal Sentiments and Tiny Tags stamp sets

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blog candy winners.....

These two lucky ladies have won passes to UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cards with Cool Moves 2010

Congratulations on being a Guest Desinger! You have such talent. I would love to be chosen for the class.

Thanks for the chance. Becky C

Congrats on being a Guest Designer! Would love to win a pass and be able to check UStamp with Dawn out. Thanks for the opportunity!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Congratulations ladies, I will send you a quick e-mail shortly!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Trick or Treat

I had to try out the new Spider Web Impressions folder in the Holiday Mini catalog even though I generally don't make a lot of Halloween cards.  The spider is a rub on from a retired package that is in the Clearance Rack right now.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Embossed challenge page

I am running my first challenge at Soul Scrappers right now!  Since my challenges will be techniques, I chose dry embossing and in this example used my impressions folders. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blog passes to UStamp with Dawn and Friends....

I was just chosen as a guest designer for the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cards with Cool Moves....2010 and have 2 free passes to give away! 
Here is what you can expect...

* 40 Color Combos with NO REPEATS, showcasing EVERY Stampin' Up! Color

* 40 Movement Cards with co-ordinating envelope

* 40 Regular cards with co-ordinating envelope

* All Projects include downloadable PDF with Photo's

* Designer hosted chats with prizes

* Open Chat Room 24x7

* Gallery to share your re-creations

* Prizes, Prizes and MORE Prizes!!

* A totally cool blinkie for your website/blog

So, leave me a comment and be sure to include your e-mail and name so I can forward them on to Dawn if you are my winner.  I will draw for a winner on September 11th, so you have until midnight on the 10 to comment on this post.

One of my cards that I entered into the guest designer contest....

Good luck!

New Park

Another Challenge on Soul Scrappers, this one was a sketch challenge.    I used the Play Date Designer Series paper and accessories in My Digital Studio.

Come on over and play with us!  We are nearing 1000 members and will have some fun things going on to honor that!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pearls and lace

As you can probably tell I love the Basic Pearls and Victoria Lace trim ribbon. 
Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla cardstock
Love Letter Designer Series paper
Punched Posies and Full of Life stamp sets
scallop circle, 2 3/8 inch scallop circle and 2 1/2 inch circle punches
basic pearls
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
scallop edge punch
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Bigh Shot

Monday, September 6, 2010

Autumn Friends

I just love Mary Jo's sketch this week and will probably do some more cards with it in the future. 
I used Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard and Very Vanilla card stocks.  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and More Mustard classic inks; Vintage Vogue as the stamp set and lots of basic pearls.  The punches are the 1 3/4 inch circle and the 2 1/2 inch circle.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Final projects

I thought I would share the actual projects we made at last Saturday's stamp camp after giving you some sneak preview's last week. 
The first card is made with the Owl punch and the new Autumn Spice Specialty Paper and highlights several other punches as well.
This is Lisa's card and is made using the Simply Said stamp set,  the Butterfly Embosslit, Top Note Die and basic rhinestones.
I ended up changing the gift card wallet slightly so that this was the front.  The butterflies are layered and the Designer Series paper is also embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions folder.
Next Stamp Camp date for your calendar is the Saturday after Thanksgiving - November 27th.

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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!