Thursday, March 31, 2011

Grrreat friend!

Our challenge on Late Night Stampers this week is to use animal images so I pulled out the Under the Stars stamp set and instead of using the bear image that I normally do, I decided to focus on the raccoon. 
The "friend" is from the stamp set Love you Much.
So Saffron, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock
Soft Suede and Early Espresso classic ink
Scallop Square die (cut down)
Square lattice impressions folder
hemp twine
neutral buttons
curly label punch

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This page is for a digital challenge that I am hosting on Soul Scrappers.  My challenge is to use a picture for part or all of your title.  We recently drove through Hunter, North Dakota and my son, Hunter, wanted me to take a bunch of pictures of the signs that had his name on them. 
The papers and embellishments I used are from the Sale-a-bration content CD that you can earn free right now until March 31st when you purchase $50 or more in product.  I love the bright colors and am glad we have the option to have access the set after Sale-a-bration is over.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Another version of a card I have made before, but with darker colors as the background. 
I used Bravo Burgundy and Night of Navy card stocks and ribbon along with Almost Artichoke, Bashful Blue (sponging on flower background) and Bravo Burgundy ink.
The impressions folder is the Framed Tulips folder in the Occasions Mini catalog.
I added a sentiment and stamp on the inside as well, the sentiment is from Occasional Quotes and the other stamp set used is Because I Care.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bubbles Clear Case Album

I am able to share one of my projects created for the current edition of UStamp with Dawn and Friends - Big Shot Brilliance.  It is a scrapbook album made using a Clear Case and lots and lots of Big Shot dies!

a matching card

one of the inside pages pulled out...

You can see more if you join us at , come on over and join us!

Every Little Bit

I just love the stamp set Every Little Bit, there are so many images that will work for not only kids themed projects, but for all types of themes and ages.  I chose to use the little duck and teddy bear for these cards. 
The first one uses the top note and a bunch of circles punched out, then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka dots impressions folder.  The letters are from the Simple Alphabet Die and the y's are stamped and then layered.
On this one I decided to do some circles without their middles for a little variety.

And finally, one that is a little more plain.

Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy

Sunday, March 27, 2011

All American Girl

Week 5 at Soul Scrappers Glee Club has a theme of Carrie Underwood songs so I picked All American Girl for this page of Maddie.

I used My Digital Studio and the Sweet Stitches designer series paper. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

CCMC 143

I used the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary for this card along with the Just Believe stamp set.  

Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake card stock
Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper
Soft Suede and Baja Breeze classic ink
Elegant Line impressions folder
scallop square duo die
scallop sqare punch
square punches
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
basic pearls

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pattern Pieces

I really like using all the coordination patterns and products in the Sew Suite line, but didn't purchase the stamp set Pattern Pieces.  It is also available in My Digital Studio so what I did was purchase that, re size the images and print it on the Sew Suite designer series paper for some cards. 

The sentiment in the top card is from Full of Life.

The birthday sentiment is from the level 3 hostess set Occasional Quotes and the other images are from the Sew Suite stamp set along with the matching fabric and fabric brads. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Slice of Life

Another Color Challenge sample for Late night stampers this week.  I used the Slice of Life hostess set once again with a different image and the sentiment is from the Afterthoughts hostess set.
So Saffron, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery card stock and inks
Whisper White card stock
dotted scallop ribbon border punch
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder
neutrals buttons
hemp twine

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Classes, Clubs and Camps

I am so excited to be able to announce that I am designing again for the next awesome UStamp with Dawn and Friends!  It is going to be a huge event so you won't want to miss it and here are some details...

Join us for UStamp with Dawn & Friends!!

Classes, Clubs and Camps 2011!!

Do YOU l♥ve papercrating??

If you answered YES!! (and I know you did!!) than you can not miss this event!!

No way!! No how!! You just CAN'T!!

Each "project" that we share will be an ENTIRE "Class, Club or Camp"!!

YEP you read the right!! I said ENTIRE!!

What does that mean...

Well if you are not a Stampin' Up! Demo, than you will enjoy all the Classes, Clubs and Camp projects online as you always do, except that there will be WAY more projects!! Woohoo!!

If you ARE a Stampin' Up! Demo, get your calendars out because you are going to be able to schedule YOUR Classes, Clubs and Camps right away because the project design is already done for YOUR Classes, Clubs and Camps!!

How awesome and easy will it be for you to schedule your events knowing that you have all the projects already designed for your Class, Club or Camp??!!

Oh I can answer THAT....


It gets even better because...

You will be enjoy 40+ of these and let me just tell you that the number of "projects" within these events types is...well...honestly just...


EVERY Designer "Class, Club or Camp" Project's will include product(s) from the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog and the Summer Mini too!!

40+ Stampin' Up! Colors Showcased

TOO MANY Color Combo's to count!!
Color Combo PDF Booklet
EVERY "Project" with PDF Tutorial
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!!

Not only is this THE Biggest ONLINE "Classes, Clubs and Camps" Event EVER showcasing Exclusively Stampin' Up! Products...

it's the ONLY one EVER!!

I am thrilled to share with you the

Creative Geniuses

who will be designing for us...

(in alphabetical order)

NEW Designers for this session:

Corinne Somerville
(Stamping with Roxy)

Erica Cerwin
(Pink Buckaroo)

Lorri Hieling
(Confessions of a Stamping Addict)

Returning Designers for this session:

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

*Designer of the Sizzix Pop-up Cake Die and the

Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pop-up Oh Christmas Tree Die!!

You can go to for more information about how to sign up!
Hope to see you there :)

Flower Fancy thanks

I used Mary Jo's sketch challenge for this card and actually just went through my scrap pile to find most of the elements this time (trying to work through all of that!!).
Tiny Tags, Flower Fancy, Charming stamp sets
Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Marina Mist card stock
Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Old Olive classic inks
Vintage Wallpaper impresions folder
1 1/4" striped Old Olive grosgrain ribbon (cut in half and frayed)
large oval punch

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Drive to Win

I made this for a digital challenge at Soul Scrappers recently.  The papers are from the Love Letter designer series paper set which is also available for traditional scrapbooking and card making. 
The challenge was to use 1 photo, a title and 3 embellishments so I used 1 stamp, a tag and a brad for those requirements. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Green Celebration

This week's challenge at Create with Connie and Mary is a Go Green challenge.  I used Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz on this card along with various circle punches. 
Slice of Life stamp set (hostess level 1)
Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks and card stock
Whisper White card stock
Brights Buttons
Pumpkin pie marker
circle punches
Square lattice impressions folder

Beveled Bliss

This week at Late Night Stampers, we have a color challenge...Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Early Espresso and Certainly Celery.  This is my first sample using the Bliss stamp set and a Beveled windowpane. 
Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Certainly Celery carstock and inks
scallop trim corner punch
Bliss stamp set
5/8" white grosgrain ribbon
hemp twine
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My world is empty without you

Another layout for the Soul Scrappers Glee Club, this one is themed with Soul music.  I chose a couple pictures of the boys, one when Wyatt was only about a month old and another from last summer.  The top one is one of my favorites of the two of them. 
I bunched up some ribbon on the bottom and stapled it to the paper and then did it a few more times for a different look.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Altered Note Book

I found the cutest little note books on clearance one day while I was shopping and although they were already adorable as they were, I decided to alter this one.  I used the Sweet Stitches designer series paper, fabric and fabric brad along with the Elegant lines impressions folder. 
The stamp sets are Word Play and Morning Cup

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ready for Spring

I hear the snow melting and can't wait for it all to be gone, I am ready for spring.  This project is kind of springy and fun so it fits my mood today I guess :)
I found this little pail for $1 at Target and I knew I could use it for a fun project.  I added some Springtime Vintage fabric around the handle and the pail and added a little seam binding and Victoria crochet trim ribbon as well. 
Then I decided to try out my new Fun Flowers die and I alternated layers of fabric and paper and added an antique brad in the middle before I attached it to the pail.  There is a little string of  jewelry tag punches that I stamped with the Tiny Tags set and a Trinket key as well. 
The button and the string of tags are tied up with linen thread.
There were some fun things to add to the pail when I picked it up too and I will probably add a pair of garden gloves to it as well.
A close up of the tag string.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Clear Case notepad holder

I finally made it to a office supply store to get some note pads and have them cut down so I could make one of these :)  I used the Ice Cream Parlor sets from Sale-a-bration and the Simple Alphabet letters dies. 
on the inside I added a top note and a scalloped envelope with a bookmark from the two tags die to decorate a little.

These are so quick and fun to make, I am sure it won't be the last one.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Masculine Clear Case album

This was a project on UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word created by Miriam Cassell that I wanted to recreate.  I used about 1/3 of a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit and it was really quick and easy. 

On the cover I added a couple stamped images from the Elements of Style stamp set and a neutral designer series brad with some hemp twine. 

These would be a great way to use up those scraps we have laying around :)

The clear cases are very inexpensive and these little albums would make a great gift for just about anyone.

A view from the top of the album.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Musical birthday

I used Mary Jo's sketch for this card and it took me a long time to get it to where I was satisfied with it because I think I added the sentiment too high in the corner.  Of course that was already attached, LOL!

Full of life stamp set
Musical notes standard wheel
Soft Suede classic ink
color spritzer tool
Rose Red, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede markers
Springtime vintage fabric
Crumb Cake and Pear Pizazz seam binding
vintage flower adornments
antique brads
glue dots
sticky strip
large oval punch
decorative label punch
scallop edge punch

Happy Easter

I used the Easter Blossoms stamp set that is in the Occasions Mini catalog for this card along with Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Not Quite Navy card stocks. 
I colored in the blossoms with Blushing Bride and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I promised to share a better picture of the Create banner we made at Regionals so here are some more pictures.  The project uses the petal cone and fun flowers dies and we added some bling with dazzling diamonds, Champagne shimmer paint and basic pearls.

There is also some seam binding and Victoria crochet trim ribbon, bitty punches and vintage trinkets incorporated in the project.

The Designer series paper is Botanical Gazette and we used the Nature Walk stamp set as well.

And of course one of those awesome little trinket keys on the end.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

And more swap cards!

Dawn Swanson

Dianne Logeais

Lisa Fast

no name on back

Lisa Wicklund

Tricia Josephs
no name on back

Friday, March 11, 2011


I used the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary for this card and pulled out a stamp set that I don't seem to use very often anymore - Friends Never Fade.  The colors for the challenge were So Saffron, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.   

I also used some white taffeta ribbon, Real Red classic ink, and the Framed Tulips, Perfect Polka Dots and Vintage Wallpaper impressions folders. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ornate Blossom

I ordered this stamp as one of my FREE Sale-a-bration stamps and had to try it out.  I also used some of the pattern paper from the Level 1 Hostess pack, a vintage flower adornment, antique brad and 1/8" Marina Mist taffeta ribbon. 
Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White card stock
Old Olive and Marina Mist classic ink
dotted scallop ribbon border punch
large oval punch
decorative label punch

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I created this card for Mary Jo's sketch challenge for the week.  It is a combination of Greenhouse Garden and So Happy for you stamp sets.
Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze card stock
Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze classic ink
Top Note
Elegant bouqet impressions folder
Big shot
Basic Rhinestones
decorative label punch
small oval punch

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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!