Monday, February 28, 2011

Tin purse

I am going to work on projects with a Girl Scouts group tonight and I thought they might like to make these projects. Since our time is limited, I did most of the prep work for them, but hopefully they will have fun with these.

The tins were on our Clearance rack last fall and I used the crop-o-dile to make holes to add the ribbon so it can be a little purse.  There will be a book mark and a little note pad to put inside that matches. 

For this sample, I used the Celebrations Designer Series paper, Grunge Rock and Friends Rock stamp sets along with the Top Note and Two Tags dies.  There will be another version with the retired Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper as well.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Clear Case card holder

I just love all the ways you can use these clear cases that hold our clear mount stamps.  I used this one to put cards and envelopes in as a gift and added a couple pockets on the inside.  One thing I learned though is not to put too many embellishments on the cards or you can't fit too many inside :)

I used the Springtime Vintage Designer Series paper and fabric as well as some impressions folders - Framed Tulips and Vintage Wallpaper when I decorated and added a butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies die and some basic pearls. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Brilliance

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Big Shot Brilliance!! Projects to DIE for 2011!!

EVERY Designer Project will include product(s) from the
Stampin' Up! Big Shot Product Line!!

Did you know that Stampin' Up! currently has a whopping
137 products in the Big Shot Line??!!
137 Big Shot Products Showcased
40+ Stampin' Up! Colors Showcased
40+ Unique Color Combo's with PDF Booklet
40+ Designer Projects with PDF Tutorials
40+ Cards with Hand Stamped/Embellished Envelopes
20 days of World Wide 24/7 Creative FUN!!
New Designer Projects Posted EVERY 12 hours!!
Live Chats, Prizes and a few fun surprises too!!

This is THE Biggest ONLINE Stampin' Up! Big Shot Event EVER!!

I am honored to share with you the

Brilliant Big Shots
who will be designing for us...

(in alphabetical order)
NEW Designers for this session:
Jaron Winders
Linda Hansen
*Karen Burniston
Jackie Topa
*Designer of the Sizzix Pop-up Cake Die and the
Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pop-up Oh Christmas Tree Die!!


Returning Designers for this session:

Amy Parker
Beth Fesperman
Betty Traciak
Bron Heslop
Caroline Colgan
Chi Nguyen
Danielle Daws
Gilda Fellows
Heather Dean
Ilina Crouse
Jamie Adcock
Jenn Picard
Jessica Luther
Kirsten Brown
Kris Sobolik
Marisol Gutierrez
Miriam Cassell
Paula Dobson
Rachel Yurkanin
Rosemarie Diehl
Rebecca Ingals-Fleet
Tammy Maxvill
Tanya Bell
Tanya Boser
Tracey Old
Twila Davis

Stylish Blogger Award

A few days ago (well a little more than a few days, actually) I was honored to be given the stylish blogger award from 3 different people. Rebecca and Christy and Chanda - Thanks so much ladies, I am truly honored!
In accepting this award I need to do the following:

1.Thank the person/persons that shared this award with me and link it back to their blog/blogs.

2.Share eight things about myself.

3.Pass this award onto eight other bloggers that I have recently discovered.

4.Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition!

Eight Things about me:

1. I love to stamp and scrapbook and work on projects with my kids.
2. I am a farmer (seed potatoes, wheat and soybeans).
3. I enjoy the challenge of being on the Late Night Stampers and Soul Scrappers design teams and am honored to be designing for both of those as well as UStamp with Dawn and Friends!
4. I have been a demonstrator for 5 years and it has been awesome.
5. My piano has been neglected since my kids were born.
6. My Digital Studio is fabulous for catching up on scrapbooking (now if I just printed those pages, LOL)!
7. I have only scrap booked for about 3 years so I have a long way to go back!
8. I am a big NASCAR fan - Go Dale, Jr.!

I'd like to pass on this award to the following blogs
1. Lisa Olson

Some Regional Make and Takes

These are some of the fun make and takes we did at Regionals in Minneapolis.  The stamp set is Nature Walk and can be found in the Occassions Mini catalog and many of the projects also use the Botanical Gazette designer series paper. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wildflowers Mini album

My second project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word Edition has posted to I thought I would share some pictures with you.  To see more details, you can go to

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another School photo scrap page

Another sample for the Late Night Stampers Challenge this week, once again using a school photo and scrap book page. 

Beautiful Butterflies die
Beautiful Wings embosslit
Petal Cone die
Simple Alphabet Numbers Die
Nature Walk stamp set
Crumb Cake classic ink and card stock
Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Old Olive and Naturals Ivory card stock
Pear Pizazz seam binding ribbon
vintage trinkets
basic pearls
Botanical Gazette Desginer Series paper
wood sheets

a close up of the wood sheet cut with the Beautiful Wings embosslit.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Some Regional Swap cards

I wanted to share some of the awesome swaps I received at Regionals and will share a few each week for awhile...
Sharon Robrahn

Mary Gross

Lynn Anderson

Erica Boehme

Erica Boehme

Jennifer Stricker

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thanks for caring

This card is made with Mary Jo's sketch for the week. 
Card stock:
So Saffron, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Stamp sets:
Nature Walk, Thanks for Caring
Early Espresso classic ink
Modern Label punch
Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
Square Lattice impressions folder

Monday, February 21, 2011

CCMC-OM4 - Sympathy

I made this card for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge.  It is hard to tell, but I used the Square lattice impressions folder on the Early Espresso layer.
Nature Walk and Thanks for Caring Stamp sets
Botanical Gazette designer series paper
Vanilla seam binding
sticky strip
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso card stock
Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive classic inks and markers

School Picture Scrap Page

This week's Late Night Stampers challenge is to use the Big Shot.  Well, that isn't too hard when I use it on almost every project :)  My favorite tool!! I used the Top Note and Simple Alphabet Letters and Numbers dies on this project.

Celebrations Designer series paper and quick accents
Real Red, Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock
Top Note Die
Simple Alphabet  Numbers and Simple Alphabet Letters dies
Brights designer buttons, Ice Cream Parlor buttons
2 3/8", 1 3/4", 1 1/4", and 1 3/8" circle punches

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Something More

 This is my submission for the second week of Glee Club on Soul Scrappers.  Our challenge this time around is Alternative music, specifically using one of a few titles from Train. 

The page was done with My Digital Studio and I used several layers of overlays.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sew Many Details

My latest project at UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word Edition went live a couple of days ago and I am finally getting around to sharing it with you!
There is still time to join us and see some FABULOUS projects!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scavenger Hunt for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word Edition

I am excited that as one of the designers of UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word Edition! I am able to be a part of THE scavenger hunt!   Make sure to read to the bottom to find your "key word" in THE post.

My project for you uses a great Sale-a-bration stamp set called Punch Bunch.  THE cards are quick and easy to make! They can be easily changed up for a boy or girl as you can see from THE samples below.   I added some of THE safety pins from Vintage Trinkets to ribbon on THE side and hemp twine to THE tags. 

Did you find THE key word?  Good luck!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

CCMC-OM3 - Birthday Wishes

I used the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge for this card: Rose Red, Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla.

the inside...

Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz card stock
Springtime Vintage designer series paper and fabric
Pear Pizazz classic ink
Victoria Trim ribbon
decorative label punch
1/2" stitched poly ribbon - Pear Pizazz
scoring tool
vintage trinkets
sticky strip
Bring on the Cake stamp set

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby mini album

This is another great project that can be found on UStamp with Dawn and Friends YEBO 2010.  The creator of this accordian album is Danielle Daws, I changed the pages and added a box, but it is a super easy and fun little album. 
I used some retired Designer Series paper that can be found on the Clearance Rack

 There are two pockets in the middle of the album that have inserts for journaling or more photos.

On the front of the album I used a hostess level 1 set from the Occasions Mini catalog - A Slice of Life, and also a Sale-a-bration stamp set called Punch Bunch.

A CASE of Bliss

This card was one I received from Shelly Meneley at the Minneapolis Regional in a swap.  I love this Sale-a-bration set and wanted to recreate it with a few slight changes.
So, this is what I did for mine.  I used Marina Mist and Basic Black as my base and just changed the embellishment to a vintage trinket.  Very quick and easy to make!  The Designer Series paper is Newsprint and the impressions folder is Framed Tulips.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another Masculine Card

I used Mary Jo's sketch for another masculine card. 
Trendy Trees and Bring on the Cake stamp sets
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso and So Saffron card stock
So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie markers
Early Espresso, So Saffron, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie classic ink
Square Lattice impressions folder
Big Shot
decorative label punch
large oval punch
neutrals designer buttons

and just a quick sentiment on the inside from Bring on the Cake

Simple and masculine

Our Late Night Stampers challenge this week is for masculine cards.  This one is very simple and easy to put together using the Newsprint Designer Series paper and Bring on the Cake stamp set.

I sponged the edges slightly of the card stocks with Marina Mist and added a piece punched out with the dotted scallop ribbon border punch and some silver brads. 
Card stocks:
Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and Basic Black
Basic Black classic ink

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Well, Valentine's Day has a little more meaning at our house than some others since it is also our anniversary.  13 years today :)
I decided to scrap a couple pictures from our wedding using some extra pages I had from my Stamp Club a few months back. There are a few extras added and I might have gone a little overboard with the pearls, LOL! 

The stamp sets I used on this layout are Elements of Style, Filled with Love, Notes and Details and Word Play; the Designer Series paper is Love Letter and I used the Boho Blossoms punch and layered the pieces adding a pearl in the middle for some accents.  There are a couple of Vintage brads on the 1 1/4" striped Riding Hood Red Grosgrain ribbon as well.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate treats

I love these little jars to decorate for little gifts or door prizes.  This one uses some retired items along with the Love Impressions Specialty paper and the Filled with Love stamp set.

I just filled it up with some red M & M's to finish it off.

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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!