Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I used the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder again on this card - I need to
grab another one next time, LOL!

For this card I used my Soft Suede classic ink pad and inked up the side of the impressions folder that
does not have the raised image before I ran the Crumb Cake card stock through it.

What you end up with is a look similar to if you had double embossed.
In the close up, you can also see that I cut a really thin piece of Pear Pizzazz and threaded it through my ribbon instead of using thread.

Just Believe
Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Cumb Cake card stock
Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede classic ink
neutrals buttons
decorative label punch
lace ribbon border punch
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends I Heart the Holidays 2nd Project

Yeah!  I get to share with you the 2nd project I created for UStamp with Dawn and Friends I Heart the Holidays.  This time around it is a set of 6 cards and a box to hold them so it is a great little gift. 

There is still lots of time to come over and join us - the designers have some incredible creations!

Creative Elements birthday

I tried a color on color card today and it actually didn't turn out how I planned in the beginning, but I think I like it anyway. 

I used a Rich Razzleberry Base and the second layer is the same color, but I ran it through the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder. 

The tag is from the Two Tags die and the little banner is from the Petal cone die.  So Saffron and Certainly Celery are the other two colors I went with and the tag is Confetti White. 

Creative Elements
Bring on the Cake
Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Confetti White card stock
Rich Razzleberry classic ink
1 3/8" circle punch
scallop circle punch
Two Tags die
clips assortment
Petal cone die
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wicked Tearing

At Late Night Stamper we are tearing projects this week and the first one I am going to share with you is a Halloween card. 

The Pumpkin Pie layer has been run through the Big Shot with the Spider Web impressions folder, but before I ran it through I added black ink to the raised side.  The side that is showing is the reverse of the impression.

The tag is from the two tags die nad the DSP on it comes from the Brights paper pack.  I used the Wicked Cool stamp set and sponged everything in Basic Black ink. 

Wicked Cool
So Saffron, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black card stock
Brights DSP pack
Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie classic ink
Spider Web impressions folder
Two tags die
1 3/8" circle punch
1" circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch
baker's twine
scallop circle punch

Sunday, August 28, 2011

You're on my mind

I decided to finally participate in the So Shelli Creative challenge after watching it for several months.  This month is a thinking of you challenge. 

I combined the stamp sets French Foliage and Field Fowers along with Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum and Bashful Blue when I put this card together. 

I stamped the first layer with the word stamp in French Foliage on the left edge and then the stamp that looks like raindrops over the whole piece. 

On the Very Vanilla, I added Champagne Shimmer paint with some scrunched up saran wrap for a faux mother of pearl look before I stamped on it.  There are also faint raindrops over the flower image.  The flower is stamped with Wisteria Wonder and then the detail part over the top is stamped with Perfect Plum.  I added a little So Saffron with a sponge in the middle of the flowers as well.

My sentiment comes from the Word Play stamp set and is stamped on more of the faux mother of pearl card stock.  I also added a retired button and cut the side of a piece of Vanilla seam binding to use for a bow inside of it.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


It has been so long since I shared a scrapbook page with you (or even created one!) that I thought I would used the Create with Connie and Mary sketch this week into a scrapbook
 page in My Digital Studio. 

I have used the retired Love Letter DSP - one of the reasons I LOVE My Digital Studio is that even when my favorite designer series papers retire, I still have access to them if I purchase the downloads. 
There are a couple little buttons in Riding Hood Red and they have tiny black knots of ribbon on them.  There is also a scallop punch with some black stitching going through it and I let my title be part of the picture.

Another sneak peek!

We are almost ready for the Holiday Mini catalog and here is another sneak peek for you!  I used both the Spice Cake designer series paper and the Spice Cake fabric on this card  for you (and another one of those fun little flowers!). 

The stamp set is Just Believe and I also used the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder on the Pool Party card stock.

Just a close up of the texture and the flower.

Just Believe
Spice Cake DSP and fabric
Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Pool Party card stock
Old Olive and Soft Suede classic ink
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder
regals button
modern label punch
word window punch

Friday, August 26, 2011

Gifts of Christmas

I have another Christmas card for you today, this one using the Gifts of Christmas set.

The tag is the larger of the two from the Two Tags Die and I just trimmed off the rounded part at the top.  I used the petals a plenty impressions folder on the tag too to give it some texture.

Gifts of Christmas stamp set
Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White and card stock
Night of Navy and Old Olive classic ink
linen thread
Two Tags Die
Petals a Plenty impressions folder

Thursday, August 25, 2011


My niece, Claire, has been asking me to make a project for her like this one that I created for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Classes, Clubs and Camps.  I decided to do something different, but still just for her and give it to her as part of her birthday gift this fall.  Hopefully she doesn't look at my blog since her birthday isn't for another couple weeks :) but at almost 9 years old, I should be fairly safe!  I will share the projects I made for her sisters in the next couple weeks too.

The base of the project is another 12" x 12" x 1" board and I covered it with the Flirtatious fabric and frayed the edges a bit (I used the mutipurpose adhesive sheets to attach it).

I just love these flowers made with the scallop circles dies, they are so easy to put together!

It hangs on another piece of this pretty fabric tied around some eyelet hooks.

So, more of my favorite things for Late Night Stampers this week - fabric, lace ribbon border punch, basic rhinestones and buttons!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Take care

This is the card I used for our Designer Swap Around the World for the last round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends.   Speaking of the last round (which was our blog hop), you can still join us for FREE and get a chance to earn some fun prizes too.

Now about the card...I used shimmer white paper and brayered Wisteria Wonder on it randomly (I didn't want it to be perfect) and then I added some Marina Mist on the edges and all over.  Next I took a water mister and spritzed all over it, waited a couple seconds and then dabbed it off. 

Love and Care stamp set
Shimmer white paper
Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder card stock
5/8" Marina mist grosgrain ribbon
basic pearls
curly label punch
Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder clasic ink
water mister

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade 2011

It is time to announce our next UStamp with Dawn and Friends event and I am so thrilled to once again be a designer!  We will be showcasing all the papers in our 2011-2012 Catalog and Idea Book and our Holiday Mini album with 40+ fantastic projects with complete instructions!

I just LOVE all the designer papers so it is going to be lots of fun to see all the ideas that will come out of this event.

Come join us and take advantage of the Early Bird Savings!! ONLY $19.99

Click the blinkie below to start the payment/signup process and starting with this event, you have access to the site as soon as you sign up!

Hope to see you there!

Word Play thanks

This is just a quick and simple card using a couple of impressions folders and a strip of fabric.

The designer paper is from the Simply Scrappin' Kit Tea Time and I used the Perfect Polka dots and Designer Frames impressions folders.

Word Play
Simply Scrappin' Tea Time
Designer Frames
Perfect Polka Dots
Flirtatious fabric
Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Perfect Plum classic ink
vintage trinkets

Monday, August 22, 2011

Favorite things

It is never difficult to pick some of my favorite things to scrap and stamp with, but narrowing them down...that is more difficult!  This week at Late Night Stampers, we are supposed to use some of our favorite things on our projects. 

One of the things I really love is our fabric and the fact that you don't need to sew to use it.  This project is created by covering a folder with fabric and attaching it with glue stick.  The inside is a layer of card stock and the pockets are made from envelopes.

I used the stamp set Tagtastic and also the Designer Frames impressions folder for many of the cards - absolutely LOVE the impressions folders :)

Of course punches are fantastic as well and they are also used on the folder and the cards - fancy flower, extra large oval, 1 3/4" circle, 1" circle, lace ribbon border, 2 3/8" scallop circle.

And of course basic pearls! 

I matched the fabric and designer series paper so that my paper is the retired Springtime Vintage and I used Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock and inks.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


There is a color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week - one of the colors I hardly ever use - Tangerine Tango.

I broke out the Brights Pattern paper stack for this one...

Tagtastic stamp set
Brights Patterns paper stack
So Saffron, Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock
Pacific Point classic ink
subtles brads
Tangerine Tango scallop dots ribbon
extra large oval punch
1 1/4" square punch
mat pack
paper piercing tool

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Holiday Mini sneak peek

I have a quick sneak peek for you from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog that will be available September 1st.  This stamp set is called The Sounding Joy and I really love it!

I used Cherry Cobbler as my base and also as my second layer.  The base was embossed with the Northern Flurry impressions folder and I used Crumb Cake and Early Espresso classic ink.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Mary Jo has another great sketch this week so of course I wanted to play along :)

I decided to make a quick Holiday card this time using the Letters to Santa designer series paper and the Punch Pals stamp set. 

I added some scallop dots Old Olive ribbon and a fun little embellishment that will be in the Holiday mini catalog - mini jingle bells!

Punch Pals stamp set
Letters to Santa DSP
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso card stock
Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Riding Hood Red ink and markers
1 3/4" circle punch
3/4" circle punch
modern label punch
word window punch
scallop dots ribbon

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CASE of Robin Messenheimer

Another CASE for the Late Night Stampers challenge this week, this time from another Robin,
I used some different colors and a different stamp set on mine. 

Love and Sympathy stamp set
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White card stock
Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue classic ink
neutrals button
linen thread
5/8" white grosgrain ribbon
decorative label punch
framed tulips impressions folder

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Love and Sympathy

I really like this new stamp set from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog called Love and Sympathy.  It is a very simple, but elegant set and I know I will be using it quite a bit.

I made two cards that are basically the same except the layering card stock colors are different.  Each card uses Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi along with Whisper White. 

The ribbon is a piece of 5/8" Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon that I cut down the middle and frayed and the border below it is made with the eyelet border punch.

I added a clip from the clips assortment as well.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


There is a sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary again this week and their sketch is below.

Here is my interpretation....

The tiny little four petal flower in the center of the two small flowers is actually part of what is punched out when you use the lace ribbon border punch.  I have been thinking about what to do with those for a little while now so I am happy to have found a used for them :)  They fit perfectly over the bitty punch with the 4 petals.

Love and Care stamp set
Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeaide, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock
Rose Red, Lucky Limeaide classic ink
3" circle die
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
large oval punch
lace ribbon border punch
basic rhinestones
boho blossoms punch
flower brad
white organza ribbon

Monday, August 15, 2011

Treasure Each Day

Our next UStamp with Dawn event has opened and is already full of wonderful projects!  I am excited to share my first on with you, it was so much fun to make and I really like the way it turned out.

For this project, I created a message board with a Thanksgiving theme and the base
is a piece of 12" x 12" x 1" board. 

This is the matching card and envelope for the project.

and the inside of the card...

and a couple close ups...

Come on over and join us if you are not signed up already!  We are having lots of fun and the projects are amazing! will get you started!!

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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!