Monday, January 31, 2011

Owl Birthday

Our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is cards with birds on them.  I used a couple of the Sale-a-bration sets for this one.  I punched the body of the owl out our Early Espresso card stock with the owl punch and then cut out the stamped image of the owl and layered it on with dimensionals.  There are also some layers on the eyes.
Punch Bunch and So Happy for you Stamp sets
Early Espresso classic ink, Pumpkin Pie marker
Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock
Owl punch
Little Leaves Sizzlit
Scallop Circle #2 die
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
dimensionals, glue dots, tombow mulitipurpose liquid glue, snail adhesive
hemp twine
Sweet Stitches designer big buttons

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I CASED this card from Morgan Shute and just changed the DSP on the fan and added ribbon instead of pearls and a few other little things.  I love the way it turned out though.
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red
Classic Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set: Valentine Defined
Other items: Elegant Lines impressions folder, 1/8 " Real Red taffeta ribbon, 1/4" Black grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, Love Letter DSP

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Simple Purse and Card CASE

This is a CASE of another great project you can find at UStamp with Dawn and Friends YEBO 2010 edition.  Danielle Daws is the creator of the project. 
I used the Birthday Bakery stamp set and the paper and sticker pack from Sale-a-Bration.

Friday, January 28, 2011

One Sheet Wonder project

I CASED this One Sheet Wonder project from Kathryn Mangelsdorf's project on our current UStamp with Dawn and Friends Year End Blowout Edition.  There are 6 full size cards, a gift size card and a holder made with a large cello bag. 
I used the Birthday Bakery and Afterthoughts Stamp sets along with the Celebrations Designer Series paper and coordinating colors. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby it's cold outside

My second sample for Late Night Stampers this week - where you are from.  I thought I would do a page in My Digital Studio to show off our snow, ha! ha! 
Is is spring yet?

More buttons

Another card using the Sew Suite stamp set and this time I added the Sweet Buttons embosslit buttons as well.  The border is the Framed Tulips impressions folder.
So Saffron, Whisper White card stock
Basic Black, So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, and Peach Parfait markers and classic ink

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Plane and Simple

This is the card I created for Mary Jo's sketch this week.  I just love this set for masculine cards and it seems like I never have enough of those.
Plane and Simple stamp set
Elegant Soiree Designer series paper
word window punch
Soft Suede classic ink
assorted buttons
 hemp twine
Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake card stock

All you need is Love

This layout is a quick and simple one using a Sketch from a Challenge on Soul Scrappers.  I used the Love Impressions specialty paper for both the background card stock and the title. 

The heart and brackets die provide some embellishments and I used our sticky sheets on the large heart along with some chunky glittler.

It's Sale-a-Bration Time!

Sale-a-bration starts today! 
I love this time of year, who doesn't like free stamps :) 
(or paper packs or ribbons and buttons or My Digital Studio content, LOL). 
You can start checking out the great Sale-a-bration options in my store.

How can you earn free sets?
For every $50 in product you purchase from now until March 31st, you earn 1 free Sale-a-bration set. 
Host a workshop and for every $300 in orders, you earn 1 free Sale-a-bration set (in addition to the already great hostess benefits).

Want to earn even more FREE stuff?
During Sale-a-bration, you can join Stampin' Up! for only $148.75 (15% off regular price) and also earn a $50 bonus product kit!!
Here is a sample of what you might receive:

And this is the bonus kit!
The regular kit contains about $310 worth of goodies
You can earn (or save) 30% on your first order of $150 or more.
You have until the end of June to decide if you want to continue as a demonstrator or you can decide to just let it go, there is no pressure, just lots of fun products and resources!
Just go here and click on join now to get started!

Contact me if you have any questions or would like more details. 

Come on over and help us Sale-a-brate from now until the end of March!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just a Splash of Attitude

I used this page as one of my Digital Challenges on Soul Scrappers this month and the theme was Black and White with a splash of color.  The page is done in My Digital Studio.

Masculine birthday card

For this week's challenge at Late Night Stampers, we are supposed to make a project that shows something about where we are from. 
Autumn Days stamp set
Early Espresso, So Saffron, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock
scallop square punch
word window punch
modern label punch
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, More Mustard and Cajun Craze classic inks and markers

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just for you

I love the new Sew Suite stamp set (even though I am NOT one that sews, LOL).  The Sweet Stitches fabric designer brads are fun to add as well.  The Designer paper and border are from the Sale-a-bration package which includes Designer series paper and sticker sheets.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gift bag

I used a plain kraft colored gift bag and decorated it with some Springtime Vintage designer series paper and fabric along with a saying from Afterthoughts and some vintage trinkets.  It is a simple way to add some fun to a plain gift bag and this one will be for a workshop hostess and will have some fun goodies inside for her. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Filled with Love

I mixed a couple of different Valentine sets on this one - Filled with Love and Valentine Defined.  The Designer Series paper is in the promotion package along with Filled with Love and the free bitty buttons.

I used Regal Rose, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black classic inks for this one and added a retired epoxy brad to the "O" in love.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sharing in your Sorrow

Another Late Night Stampers challenge sample for our Sympathy theme this week. 

I embossed only about 1 inch on each side of the Concord Crush layer using the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder.  Stamp sets used were Thoughts and Prayers and Charming. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Love you

This is another quick and easy card I made with the Valentine Defined stamp set.  I have to say that this card is CASED with a very small change and the creator is Ilina Crouse
I just changed the ribbon and added a torn piece of Designer series paper to the bottom. 
Real Red, Whisper White card stock
Real Red classic ink
vintage trinket
1/8" Real Red taffeta ribbon

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Elegant lines thank you

This was meant to be for the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary last week, but I didn't finish it in time :)  CCMC132
I used the Elegant Lines impressions folder and the Scallop Squares duo die along with the Because I care stamp set. 
The designer series paper is from the Sale-a-bration package and I used Old Olive, So Saffron and Whisper White as my colors.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Coffee Cups

I combined a couple challenges for this card, Mary Jo's sketch (which I changed just a little bit) and Create with Connie and Mary's color challenge. 
Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White card stock
Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Pear Pizazz classic ink and markers
circle punches - 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8"
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
Take a sip wheel
Pear Pizazz polystitched ribbon
Morning Cup stamp set

Mary Jo added a Blog Hop for this week's sketch...


Our Late Night Stampers challenge this week is Sympathy Cards so here is my first example for you. 

I rounded two corners of my Very Vanilla card stock before I started to make it a little different.  The stamp sets used are Elements of Style and Thoughts and Prayers.  I used a blender pen to add Pear Pizazz to the leaves and then a marker to color in the flowers (Blushing Bride) and added some accents with the Pretty in Pink marker. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Musical thank you

I am squeaking in pretty late with Mary Jo's sketch challenge this week, but here it is. 

Musical notes wheel
itty bitty punch shapes circle
crumb cake taffeta ribbon
scallop edge punch
Springtime Vintage designer series paper
Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz card stock
Soft Suede, Pear Pizazz classic ink

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Be My Valentine

This is just another simple Valentine's Day card using the single stamp Be My Valentine. 

I added about 1 1/2" of embossing with the Perfect Polka dots impressions folder and then scored a line above it.  The lace is Victoria crochet trim ribbon and the brad is from the Antique brads collection.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Chubby Little Snowman

I really love to use overlays on my digital scrap pages, but it makes the pages so slow to load!  Recently, I ran across a video at the My Digital Studio website that explained how to change things a bit and make the pages quicker to load.
Basically, you start a page and put in your background paper and the overlays you want.  Then you save it as a jpeg. 
Next, you open a new page and go to background papers and choose custom.  Then you choose what you just created and it will all be in one piece and now will be your backgroup paper.  (If that doesn't make sense, the video shows every step and explains it very well.)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On top of the Mountain

Another Baby it's Cold Outside sample for Late Night Stampers...  Check out those rosy red cheeks :)

Little things

This card is made with some Designer Series paper that will be offered as a Sale-a-bration item.  There is some stickers that match in the package as well.

I used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock and some retired Pacific Point ribbon and a library clip to finish the card.  The stamp is from Full of Life.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Punch Bunch

I made a couple cards that are very similar, but have a little variation and thought I would share them both.  The stamp set used is Punch Bunch which will be available during Sale-a-bration. 

The first one uses polytwill ribbon in Pear Pizazz and the second Night of Navy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.  The pin and brads on the second are from the vintage trinkets package.
Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock
Celebrations desginer series paper
Punch Bunch stamp set
Perfect Polka Dots and Petals a Plenty impressions folders
scallop square punch
2 1/2" circle punch

Monday, January 10, 2011

Journaling 101 course

Journaling hasn't been the easiest part of scrapbooking for me and for that reason I sometimes don't journal too much on my pages.  I am excited to be a part of a Journaling 101 class that will help me to improve my story telling so that I am not just showcasing pictures, but adding more detailed memories to my pages. 

The class is a 12 week course and it starts on January 24th.  If you can't get to the challenges and homework right away, you can always go back to it. The archives and galleries for the class will be up permanently, so there's plenty of time to get caught up.

Here is the description of the class:
** Techniques, tips and ideas to stimulate your creative process
** Tasks to complete
** Challenges
** Sample pages each week from Erika Martin and 3 other amazingly talented scrapbook artists (40 total layouts):
Kris Sobolik
Karen Findlay
Jami Hubatch
** A gallery for you to upload your pages to so that we can all share with each other
** An interactive forum with discussions on each week's work
** PDF files with all of the course outlines so that you can print them out or save them to your computer for future use
** One-on-one email correspondence with Erika Martin if you need help with any of the tasks
** ALL NEW never-before-seen layouts!

If you're already a scrapbooker or even if you've never scrapbooked before.....this course has something for everyone! It doesn't matter where you live or what you scrapbook with, this course has been created for everyone!

Come on over and join us!  You can go here to sign up and please let Erika know that I referred you :) 

Extreme Snowboard

Baby it's cold outside...our Late Night Stampers theme this week and I thought this would qualify :)  My boys (8 and 7) love it because of the snowboarder, they love to ride down the little hill their dad pushed up for them outside as often as possible.

Whisper White, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz
Extreme Snowboard, Extreme Elements and Grunge Rock stamp sets
dotted scallop ribbon border punch

The lines on the image initially were an accident.  I dropped my ink pad on the card stock after I stamped the snowboarder and it made a line from the side of the pad.  So I went with it and added more lines using the edge of my ink pad and I kind of like the effect.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Daily Dose of Sunshine

Another page for a challenge on Soul Scrappers - something we can't live without :)
I used some new Occassions mini items on this as well as some retired things.  It is hard to tell from the lighting on the picture, but the base card stock is Rose Red.  The DSP is Springtime Vintage and the Big buttons are also from the new mini.

Friday, January 7, 2011

You warm my heart

I used the Designer Series paper from our current promotion on this card along with the Valentine Defined (Occassions Mini). 
It is a very quick and easy one and I added a sentiment from the Filled With Love set (also in the promotion) and the modern label punch.  The ribbon is Real Red 1/8" taffeta. 
Here is the promotion details.....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

CASE resolution

Another one of my stamping resolutions for this year is to take advantage of all the awesome tutorials available at the UStamp with Dawn and Friends sessions and my first project in that department is below.  
The creator is Ilina Crouse and as always, she has an awesome project.   

I can't do more than show you the pictures of my project, but you can join us anytime and hopefully I will be showing you more fantastic samples!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January Stamp Club

I tried to work with mostly new Occassions mini products this time, you might notice one of the cards is a slightly different version of one I had posted earlier too. 

 The layout uses the Notes and Details stamp set and the Hearts and brackets die.
 Valentine Defined is the stamp set used here and Poppy Parade is the card base color.  Again, I have used the Framed Tulips impressions folder.

The final card features the Springtime vintage designer series paper (as does the layout) and a hostess set called Punch Potpourri.

Inspired by Nature

This card was created with Mary Jo's sketch in mind.  I used the new embossing folder called Framed tulips and cut off the corner and just used that. 
Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:
Inspired by Nature, Just Believe
Other accessories:
Dotted scallop ribbon border punch
Framed tuplips impressions folder

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More Bliss

Here is another Bliss (Sale-a-bration) preview.  The designer series paper and large button on this one are from the Occassions mini that will be available today.
I used Rose Red, Pear Pizazz, River Rock and Very Vanilla card stock and the Designer Series paper is called Springtime Vintage.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Snowy page CCMC131

Create with Connie and Mary have a Let it Snow challenge up right now and on Soul Scrappers, one of our challenges is to create a page using a recycled Christmas card so I combined the two for this page. 

The snowflakes are made with glossy white paper and then sponged with Marina mist and sprayed with platium shimmer paint mixed with alcohol.  There is crystal effects and chunky white glitter in the square of the card, but it is difficult to see on the picture.

Time to hit print

Well, this week at Late Night Stampers our challenge is to be creating a project that shows some of our resolutions for the year.  I have been great at making scrap pages in My Digital Studio, but haven't printed very many, they are just sitting in my computer!  The page below contains maybe 25% of the ones that need to go to the printer so that is one of my resolutions for the year (and one I plan to do soon!!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

You Brighten My World

This is for a challenge on Soul Scrappers, I love using the overlays to add a little more to the digital pages.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

UStamp Year End Blow out project

I am able to share some pictures with you of my latest project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Year End Blow Out 2010! There are some fantastic projects again so come on over and join us! 
 I am sharing a few pictures with you, but can't go into the details other than the card is 6 x 6 and the other project is a Top Note accordian album made using a Sale-a-bration set coming soon!

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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!