Sunday, July 31, 2011

Altered container

I have saved a few empty Crytal Light containers thinking they would be fun to alter and play with and until now they have just been sitting on the shelf along with some other things that I had great plans for, LOL!

I decided to decorate one to fill with goodies and use it as a door prize for our Stamp Camp next weekend (August 6th).

I covered it with the retired Elegant Soiree designer series paper and added a strip of the also retired Sweet and Sour Specialty paper.

Then, I added a daisy made with the daisies #2 die and some ribbon.  The button is one of the big buttons that I ran some seam binding through the holes before attaching it.

Now to decide what goodies to put into it...  :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

And another Field Flowers card

I have one more card to share with you using the Field Flowers stamp set (well, one for now at least!).  This one uses the Oval scallop frame die.

Field Flowers stamp set
Old Olive, Naturals White, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie card stock
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso classic ink
Oval Scallop frame die
Big Shot
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Finial Press impressions folder
curly label punch

Friday, July 29, 2011


This is Mary Jo's sketch for the week, I made a quick and easy card with it using the a couple scraps of the Beau Chateau designer series paper.

The sentiment is from the SAB set So Happy for You from last winter and I added an antique brad, Big Button and Neutrals button along with a little hemp twine and organza ribbon.  The impressions folder is the Finial Presss and I used Pink Pirouette for the layer.

Pink Elements

I am trying out the new designer series paper, Beau Chateau on this card and combined it with the Elements of Style stamp set.

I used some retired 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon that I cut down the middle and frayed and added some Victoria crochet trim ribbon to is that I also cut down the middle.  The little tag is one of our vintage tags.

Elements of Style stamp set
Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake card stock
Marina Mist, Early Espresso classic ink
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
1 1/4" Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain ribbon
vintage trinkets
vintage tags
sticky strip
curly label punch
Vanilla shimmer smooch spritz
dotted scallop ribbon border punch

Thursday, July 28, 2011

White and Textured

I have another sample for our Late Night Stampers group this week using all white except in the sentiment.  For this one, I used layered and textured punched pieces as the focal point. 

Perfect Words stamp set
Whisper White card stock
scallop oval punch
large oval punch
boho blossoms punch
5 petal flower punch (retired)
fancy flower punch
basic rhinestones
neutrals buttons
Perfect Polka dots impressions folder
white organza ribbon
Pacific Point classic ink

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I am getting in at the last minute with this color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary

I used a clear block for the background on the main image and direct to paper with the ink pad for the rest of the distressing.

The stamp set iss Love and Care and the punches used are the small and large ovals. 

More Field Flowers

More playing around with the Field Flowers stamp set, I will have another one to show you soon as well :)   This one is quick and simple and I used a sentiment from a retired Sale-a-bration set.

Field Flowers stamp set
Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Early Espresso classic ink
Perfect polka dots impressions folder
hemp twine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quilted Baby Card

I found a card made by Barb Mann on our demonstrators community site and had to try one similar to it.  It is a baby card with a mini quilt on it and is done by attaching squares of designer series paper to another piece of card stock and then running it through an impressions folder.

I used the retired Springtime Vintage dsp and Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla along with some Victoria crochet trim ribbon and a rhinestone brad.  The faux stitching is done with a white gel pen and the sentiment is from the Occasional Quotes set.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy I Do Day

The Late Night Stampers challenge this week is to use white and we can only use a color in our sentiment. 

I have several layers on this one and used the Finial Press impressions folder on my second layer.  The Designer Frames impressions folder was used on the third layer and each of the layers are seperated by dimensionals.

The ribbon is the white organza ribbon and the sentiment is from the stamp set Word Play.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Faith in Nature

I played with the Faith in Nature stamp set  a little more with these cards using Pool Party, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake as my colors.

The card bases are both embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder and the DSP is retired Elegant Soiree.  The ribbon is also retired and is the back side of the dotted Soft Suede ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Love and Care stamp set and I added a couple pearls to the ribbon on each one as well.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Always Fabulous

This weekend I have some retired items in my posts, I love using the new products but have lots of retired favorites as well that I always use.

It is amazing how long the shimmer paints last, LOL!  I have used the Champange mist again on this card, the top layer has quite a bit of it and the other layers not as much.

Fast and Fabulous stamp set
Framed Tulips impressions folder
Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Crumb Cake card stock
Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist classic ink
Champagne mist shimmer paint
5/8" Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon
hemp twine
small oval punch
basic pearls

Friday, July 22, 2011

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• Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*

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• Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
• Note Cards (20)

• Clear-Mount Block C

• Blender Pen (1)

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This card is my take on Mary Jo's sketch challenge this week.  I am not really thrilled with how it turned out, I think maybe some sponging would have helped.

Elements of Style stamp set
Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Regal Rose card stock
Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz classic ink and markers
Newsprint DSP
modern label punch
Baja Breeze seam binding
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
1 3/8" circle punch
scallop circle punch

Simple Butterfly

I made this card without a sentiment so one can be added on the inside when it is used.  It is a quick and easy one to make using the Elegant Lines impressions folder and the Beautiful Butterflies die along with the Elements of Style stamp set and Springtime Vintage fabric.

Elements of Style
Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Whisper White card stock
Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi classic ink
Early Espresso Marker
Springtime Vintage fabric
Beautiful Butterfiles die
Elegant Lines impressions folder
basic rhinestones

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Field Flowers

Another new catalog item card for our Late Night Stampers challenge this week, this time using the Field Flowers stamp set.


I randomly added splotches of Champagne Mist shimmer paint on the outside of the card after I had done my stamping to add some shimmer. 

Field Flowers stamp set
Soft Suede, Rose Red, Lucky Limeaide card stock
Rose Red, Lucky Limeaide and Soft Suede classic ink
Newsprint DSP (retired)
scallop edge punch
champagne mist shimmer paint

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This is one of the first stamp sets I bought from the Summer Mini catalog and for some reason I just let it sit and didn't even open it until a couple days ago. 

I attemped another Clean and Simple type card and stamped the background alphabet in Island Indigo using that as my base to start.

The hopscotch is stamped with White craft ink on Basic Black paper and the slide is colored with Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight.

Recess stamp set
Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black classic ink
White Craft ink
Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black card stock
1 1/4" circle punch
1 1/4" square punch

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Virtual Swap

I am taking part in a Virtual swap with UStamp with Dawn and Friends right now since I wasn't able to go to Salt Lake City for convention last week (they really need to either move it to North Dakota or have it in the winter, LOL!)

This is the card I chose to include as my virtual swap.  The background is done using collage stamping (adding more than one stamp to your block and inking them all together) and the background on the main image is an actual block dipped in ink.

Nature Walk stamp set
Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke classic ink
modern label punch
word window punch
Vanilla seam binding

Monday, July 18, 2011

Well Worn Adventure

Our challenge this week at Late Night Stampers is to show off our new catalog stuff which of course is always fun :)  I am using the Daring Adventure stamp set and Well Worn designer series paper along with the Designer frames impressions folder for this sample. 

I sponged the edges of all the pieces with Soft Suede classic ink and added some hemp twine and a mini clothespin for fun.

the inside

and a side view...

Daring Adventure
Well Worn dsp
Designer frames impressions folder
So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock
So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede classic ink
hemp twine
mini clothespin


The challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week is in two parts - first a color challenge using Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie and Saffron and second a sketch.   I kind of combined the two although the sketch is a scalloped circle card and mine is just inside a standard size card.

For all you Do stamp set
Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Gray card stock and inks
dotted scallop ribbon border punch
scallop circle #2 die
3" circle die
2 1/2" circle punch
1 1/4" square punch
basic rhinestones
library clip

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I am hosting my final Digital Challenge at Soul Scrappers right now as I am leaving the Design Team at the end of the month.  It has been so much fun and I plan to stick around and join as many challenges as I can fit in!

The theme is Milestones and I also required a quote of the creator's choice.  These are some pictures from my recent high school reunion - 20 years seems like a pretty good milestone to scrap :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

One layer thank you

I love layers, but I have been attempting to make a few Clean and Simple 1 layer cards lately.  This is one of them that I came up with using the Delicate Doilies stamp set. 

Occasional Quotes, Delicate Doilies stamp set
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz classic ink

Friday, July 15, 2011


I finally am getting around to Mary Jo's sketch challenge this week! 

I used the Plane and Simple stamp set with the new Well Worn Designer Series paper, vintage tags and Blue Denim Jean Ribbon.

The ovals are made with the Ovals Die and the Designer Frames impressions folder.  I cut out the impression after I ran the Cajun Craze through the Big Shot and the inside image is punched out with the large oval punch.

So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, River Rock

Morning Cup

I saw a card similar to this on our demonstrator site  made by Linda Aarhus and had to CASE it.  Isn't it fun?

Morning Cup, Every Little Bit stamp sets
Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede card stock
Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and So Saffron ink
hemp twine
extra large oval
large oval punches
hemp twine
crimper tool
Square lattice impressions folder
Big Shot

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day of Gratitude

I was playing with my Day of Gratitude stamp set one day and put together this card using some soft colors. 

Day of Gratitude stamp set
Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait card stock
Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeaid classic ink
Elegant Lines impressions folder
white taffeta ribbon
sticky strip

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Stamp Club projects

It was so fun to actually be able to meet for club again this month!  I was sooo ready :)

You will notice the card on the left has been on the blog before, I used it for a challenge on Late Night Stampers awhile back... The second one is new and I showed the ladies a fun technique with water.

We also spritzed Lucky Limeade mixed with alcohol over the pear image, but it is very subtle and doesn't show up well in the pictures.

The layouts were fairly simple ones using the Delicate Doilies stamp set and matching Flirtatious Specialty paper.

There is a little paper pleating on the page and I used some of the die cut doilies - they are so fun!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Uncle Andy

This layout was made using a sketch on Soul Scrappers awhile back, it was a negative space sketch challenge.

The page is done with My Digital Studio and I added an overlay to the base color of Marina Mist to add some texture.

Monday, July 11, 2011

More inspiration

I have another sample for the Late Night Stampers inspiration challenge this week using the picture below. 

This time I chose the Daring Adventure stamp set from the new catalog and instead of Pool Party, I used Tempting Turquoise.

Daring Adventure stamp set
Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight card stock
Bring on the Cake designer series paper
Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise classic ink and markers
retired accessories


This week at Late Night Stampers we have an inspiration challenge using a picture

I chose to use the new hostess set Simply Soft and also the Perfect Words set for this card. 

The background is stamped with one of the images in the stamp set that is meant for 2 step stamping to fill in flower petals.

Simply Soft, Perfect Words stamp sets
Whisper White, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz card stock
Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz classic ink and markers
White organza ribbon

Saturday, July 9, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop

Welcome  to the VC Rocks Blog Hop!  You may have come from Brenda Hugar's blog and you can go back to the master list at the VC Rocks blog at any time. 

This month's blog hop theme is anything but a card so I thought I would share a couple fun projects. 

The first is one I saw on our demonstrator website and thought I would try it out with a different die along with the one the demonstrator, Nicole Slaubaugh used.  Hers was created using the Matchbox die and you can see I added a couple butterflies and basic rhinestones to the top of mine.

Before you put your card stock through the Big Shot, you need to use some fabric and glue stick and cover the card stock.  Then, when you place the card stock on your die, make sure the card stock side is next to the die, not the fabric side. I used the Springtime Vintage fabric on these  two boxes.

On the second box I used the Box #2 die and that piece of cardstock is covered completely with fabric. The boxes both were very easy to work with.

Finally, I just decorated with some flowers and butterflies (Beautiful Butterflies Die, Beautiful wings embosslit and Fun Flowers Die) and added some fun little embellishments (basic rhinestones and vintage flower adornments).

Very Vanilla card, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz card stock
sticky strip
Springtime Vintage fabric
glue stick
Matchbox Die
Box #2 die
Big Shot
Fun Flowers Die
Beautiful Butterflies Die
Beautiful wings embosslit
basic rhinestones
vintage flower adornments
River Rock stitched ribbon (retired)
Vintage Trinkets
Victoria crochet trim ribbon

The next project I am going to share is just made with a shadow box frame as the base, this one is an 8" x 8" frame.  I embossed the flower image from the Elements of Style stamp set on two corners of some Presto Patterns Specialty paper (now retired) and then brayered Bashful Blue ink all over the paper.   

The background piece is Night of Navy that has been run through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder and distressed a little bit.  This is what it looks like outside the frame.

And a close up...or two :)

The color spritzer and Night of Navy marker added some more texture to the base paper and I sponged everything else with Bashful Blue classic ink and some Champagne Mist shimmer paint. 

Presto Patterns specialty paper
Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock
Elements of Style, Faith in Nature stamp sets
Big Shot
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
white embossing powder
color spritzer tool
Champagne Mist shimmer paint
sponge dauber
library clips
music notes wheel
antique brads
white taffeta ribbon
sticky strip
snail adhesive

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the projects... now you can go and see what Kristi Jaenisch has in store for you.

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