Monday, October 31, 2011

Falling leaves

Our challenge at Late Night Stampers this week is Thanksgiving themed projects - cards, home decor, thank you gifts, etc. 

I made 4 single layer cards (well two of them have a sentiment layer) using the French Foliage stamp set and added a belly band around the cards and envelopes.

I added some clear block stamping behind the leaves to add some color, but I didn't want to make the impression solid because I was going for the weathered look.

French Foliage
Fabulous Phrases
Very vanilla, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand card stock
Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and More Mustard classic ink
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
word window punch
modern label punch
vintage wallpaper impressions folder
regals button
hemp twine

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Open Sea

I needed some more masculine cards for my stash and went to The Open Sea for this one. 

I used Sherrill Graff's idea for the faux seal - you melt down embossing powders on aluminum foil in an oven that has been heated to 200 degrees and then shut off.  You can make a bunch and store them in a sealed plastic bag and then when you are ready to use them, use your heat tool to reheat, ink your stamp with versamark and then press it into the warm embossing powder chip.

The Open Sea
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla card stock
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Night of Navy classic ink
gold and clear embossing powder
heat tool
hemp twine
glue dots

Saturday, October 29, 2011

On your Wedding Day

I made a few of these cards last week for a customer and an upcoming craft show.  For this card I used Elegant Eggplant as my focal color (don't you love that dotted ribbon!) and added lots of layers and textures of Whisper White.

Occasional Quotes
Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant card stock
Elegant Eggplant classic ink
Scallop dots Elegant Eggplant ribbon
Boho Blossoms punch
Fancy flower punch
5 petal flower punch
extra large oval punch
Vintage Wallpaper and Perfect Polka dots impressions folders
basic rhinestones

Friday, October 28, 2011

Petite Pocket

Well, this is one of those dies for the Big Shot that I looked at and thought, I don't need that one.  Of course, many talented people have created some examples that changed my mind so here is my first attempt at playing with it.

I thought it would make a good door prize for some upcoming event...maybe my Stamp A Stack next weekend :)

I used Cherry Cobbler card stock, some Holly Berry Bouquet fabric, the boho blossoms punch, Season of Joy stamp set and basic pearls.  A very quick and easy little project!

Remember, you can get the Big Shot FREE this month if you sign up as a demonstrator!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thoughts and prayers

Today I am sharing another sympathy card, this time with the challenge guidelines for our Late Night Stampers group using leaves or trees. 

After I stamped the tree and sentiment on my Very Vanilla card stock, I used some sponges to add a little More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze.  I think if I made this card again, I would leave out the Cherry Cobbler sponging and maybe do some Crumb Cake or Soft Suede instead.

Thoughts and Prayers
Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Early Espresso card stock
Spice Cake DSP
Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Cajun Craze classic ink
vintage trinkets
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
scallop edge punch

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I pulled out my heat gun for this card, it doesn't get a lot of use because for some reason I stay away from embossing, but I like the effect on this card.  The "Joy" stamp is embossed with gold embossing powder although it doesn't really show too well in this picture.

The sounding joy
Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede card stock
Bashful blue classic ink
gold embossing powder
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder
vanilla seam binding
linen thread
subtles buttons
Vanilla shimmer smooch spritz

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Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.


You will be able to access the free downloads from November 4-7,
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•Home for the Holidays Ensemble

•Delight in the Day Photobook Template

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Field Flowers Sympathy

On this card, I combined Field Flowers and Love and Sympathy for a brightly colored sympathy card. 

Field Flowers
Love and sympathy
Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock
Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie classic ink and markers
brights buttons
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
glue dots

Monday, October 24, 2011

Falling Leaves

This card is definitely appropriate for this time of year in North Dakota!  Our challenge this week at Late Night Stampers is Leaves and Tress and this is my first sample for you.

I used some textured Very Vanilla cardstock for my stamping base and added a strip of Spice Cake designer series paper along with a button and linen thread at the top.

Day of Gratitude
Spice Cake DSP
Early Espresso, More Mustard and Very Vanilla card stock
Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and More Mustard classic ink
linen thread

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spice Cake Set

The Spice Cake designer series paper is one of my favorites and for this project, I put together a set of 6 cards and a bag in a box to hold them.

The flower is made from the Spice Cake designer fabric and the handle is connected with Antique brads.

The cards were stamped using Friendly Phrases and Day of Gratitude and I used More Mustard and Soft Suede classic inks. 

Friendly Phrases
Day of Gratitude
More Mustard, Soft Suede classic ink
More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla card stock
Spice Cake designer series paper and fabric
antique brads
decorative label punch
extra large oval punch
1" circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch
basic pearls
Spice Cake designer buttons
Vanilla Seam binding

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Simple Dasher

On this card, I used some First Edition Specialty paper and matched it with
Old Olive and Real Red card stock.

I used the retired (but on the clearance rack) spiral punch, Dasher and Come to Bethlehem stamp sets and the Top Note die.  There is a little bit of silver glass glitter on the antlers to add a little sparkle and I sponged the card with Chocolate Chip classic ink, which is also what I used for stamping.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lolli Gift Box

We have some fun little Kraft gift boxes in the Holiday Mini catalog and I was playing with one the other day.  I used the Beau Chateau Designer Series paper, some seam binding and Pretty in Pink 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon.

A view from the top...

and the side...

Kraft gift box
Beau Chateau DSP
Crumb Cake seam binding
Pretty in Pink 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
Soft subtles button
sticky strip
Spice Cake designer buttons
glue gun

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another 1, 2,3

Another Late Night Stampers challenge sample for you today using the "1, 2, 3" challenge of 1 stamp set, 2 embellishments and 3 colors.  This time around I chose the Charming Stamp set, Cherry Cobbler seam binding and a library clip as my embellishments and Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi as my colors.

The Cherry Cobbler layer was run through the Big Shot using the Elegant Bouquet impressions folder.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Mary Jo has a great sketch challenge this week and I am so glad I have time to participate again! 

I used Paisley Petals DSP and combined it with Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White card stock. 

Four Frames stamp set
Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze card stock
Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink and Baja Breeze markers
Designer frames impressions folder
Decorative label punch
Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake seam binding
Scallop edge punch

Glimmery Variations

You may have noticed that I don't use a lot of glitter in my projects.  It is probably the mess that keeps me away from it, I am not really sure.  The Glimmer paper we have in Silver and Red is fun to play with and not messy!

I made two versions of the same card using all the pieces I punched out using the Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch.

I added some 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon to this one and both have a Real Red layer that was run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ornate Joy

I used some Holly Berry Bouquet specialty paper and fabric on this card which also features the Ornate Blossom stamp and the sentiment is from a retired stamp set. 

I used Whisper White, Real Red and Wild Wasabi for my colors and added a little safety pin vintage trinket to my fabric knot.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Warm wishes

Our Late Night Stampers challenge this week is to use 1 stamp set, 2 embellishments and 3 colors on our projects. 
My first sample uses the Warmest of Wishes stamp set, some 1/4" Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon and a mini jingle bell, and Marina Mist, Garden Green and Whisper White as my colors.

I used the Snow burst impressions folder on the Garden Green card stock and the Marina Mist layer is textured card stock.

2 3/8" scallop circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch

Sunday, October 16, 2011

You're the Best!

This is another on my Stamp Club cards this month, a very simple one but fun at the same time. I have seen a few like this and am not sure who had the original idea - if it was you, let me know and I will add it to the post :)

Perfect Words
With all my Heart
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Concord Crush card stock
Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo classic ink
Fancy flower punch
Modern label punch
5/8" white grosgrain ribbon
silver brad
Big Shot
Square Lattice impressions folder

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nature Walk Thanks

This is one of the cards my club girls received this month with their orders made using the Nature Walk stamp set.  After stamping and assembling, I used the Log Cabin smooch spritz all over it and I like the way it turned out.  I tend to stay away from the darker smooch colors, but this time it worked well.

Nature Walk
Always Artichoke, Chocolate chip, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla card stock
Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake classic ink
curly label punch
linen thread
Log Cabin smooch spritz

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wonderful Thanks

Another color combination challenge sample for the Late Night Stampers group this week (again, sorry for the picture quality!)

This time I used the stripes impressions folder on some River Rock card stock and the Delicate Doilies and Full of Life stamp sets.  I added a few pearls to add a little "something" as well.

Wicked Halloween

I have another card that shows some Clearance Rack items for you today.  I again used the black rhinestones and simply cut up the pattern and used it on several different cards. 

Warmest of Wishes, Wicked Cool stamp sets
Basic Black, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock
Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie classic ink and markers
Frightful Sight DSP
curly label punch
black rhinestones

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You Make Me Smile

Another session of UStamp with Dawn and Friends is coming to an end (but you always have access to the PDFs for a long time afterward if you join us) and my final project has posted today so I am able to share it with you!

One of my favorite scrapbooking subjects :)

and my matching card...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tough Color Combination

Our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is a color combination of Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, and River Rock and I have to tell you this is kind of a tough one for me.  I am not a big fan of Cajun Craze and don't even have any card stock in that color at the moment. 

I used the some Well Worn designer series paper and added some Very Vanilla card stock to the combination.  The button is from the Rich Regals collection and I used some hemp twine and the stamp set Curly Cute.

(Sorry about the picture quality, I have a light bulb out on one of my lights and need to get a new one!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chunky Frame

These fun chunky frames have shown up on the clearance rack and are so fun to work with.  I made this one for a bridal shower gift for a sweet neighbor and awesome babysitter using some retired Love Letter Designer Series paper and some of the rhinestones that are also on the clearance rack right now.

The paper is applied to the frame with the multipurpose adhesive sheets and I used the Beautiful wings embosslit for the butterflies.

There is also a scrunched flower made with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and some fun retired ribbon.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


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If you already have the Big Shot and still want more free stuff, you may substitute other products up to $100 in value!

This promotion will work with either the Digital Plus starter kit or the standard starter kit and you can click on the picture above to get started.  You will already receive $340 + in merchandise when you sign up plus the bonus Big Shot or $100 in merchandise.  Once you do that, you have until March 31st to decide if you want to stay active or just keep your goodies. 

Contact me if you would like more information or have any questions at
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Christmas Wishes

Another Christmas card to share...soon I will be able to be back to making cards again and will give you some that aren't Christmas for awhile! 

I used the Mocha Morning Specialty Paper for this card and paired it with the faux mother of pearl technique and Christmas Wishes stamp set.  I added a line of Crumb Cake seam binding behind the image as well.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Elements of Style

This is a little card and gift set that I put together using the Beau Chateau designer series paper and the Elements of Style stamp set.

For the card, I attached a folded piece of Marina Mist that measures 5 1/4" x 8" to a Early Espresso base of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 

The gift portion is a simple little post it note holder that measures 3 1/4" x 6 3/4" and is scored at 3 1/4" and 3 1/2".

Elements of Style
Beau Chateau designer series paper
Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake card stock
Crumb Cake, Marina Mist classic ink
neutrals, soft subtles buttons
Crumb Cake seam binding
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
large oval punch
scallop oval punch

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Letters to Santa boxed set

I recreated another project done by one of our awesome UStamp with Dawn and Friends designers, this time Jamie Adcock.

Her version had some all occasion cards and a different set of colors, but I thought a Christmas theme would be fun so I used the Punch Pals and Stitched Stockings stamp sets and the Letters to Santa designer series paper.

There is still lots of time to join us, come on over to and join the Paper Parade!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Christmas Tags Folder

Another one of my projects for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade 2011 just went live so I am finally able to share it with you!  I had so much fun making this set and putting together the tags.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I found some fun letters on clearance at the M store last summer and happened to find the letters of my sister's girls so I thought I would make them another project.  These originally had decorations on the front of them, but I removed it, sanded them off and did my own thing.

The first one is covered with Flirtatious Fabric and on all the letters I used the multipurpose adhesive sheets to attach fabric and papers.

I added a little flower and ribbon to each of them.

This one uses the Beau Chateau Designer Series paper.

and the same flower...

  The "n" is covered with retired Love Letter dsp.

and another flower, LOL!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wicked Treats

The theme this week at Late Night Stampers is Halloween treats so I quickly made up a couple little holders that would work for lots of items - licorice, pencils, pixie sticks, etc. 

I just took a piece of the Frightful Sight designer series paper that was 4" x 5" and folded it in half.  It is held together with snail adhesive on the side and then I crimped the bottom.  The half circle is made with the 1 3/8" circle punch.
Quick and easy treat holders that are great if you have a lot to make!

Wicked Cool stamp set
Frightful Sight DSP
Basic Black and Whisper White card stock
Basic Black and Cajun Craze classic ink
hemp twine
Cherry Cobbler/White baker's twine
Black 1/2" scallop dots ribbon
crimper tool
1 1/4" circle punch
1 3/8" circle 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!