Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Beautiful Little You

This page was created for the Soul Scrappers Stampin' Up! color challenge using Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green and More Mustard. 

The page was made with My Digital Studio.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Don't forget to check out...

You can just click on the picture above to link to my stores and then click shop now to get started.

You still have a little over a day to get in on the fantastic discounts in the online extravaganza sale. 
50% off...
Occasions Alphabet - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Many Merry Messages Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Winter Post Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Plus LOTS more! 

I am offering a free gift to all that purchase until November 30th at midnight and all orders will be put into a drawing for a free stamp set as well. 

Fabric, decor elements, my digital studio add ons, stamp sets, accessories....Great deals and Christmas gift ideas as well!

Happy Shopping!

Stamp Camp Projects

We had so much fun at our Stamp Camp last Saturday and I thought I would share the projects we created with you.

Sarah's card featured a 3d look with the ornament punch as well as some Big Shot pieces and textures.  She also made the little top note purses for our thank you gifts to those who came to stamp.

 Lisa's project showed off the Spiece Cake designer series paper and fabric along with some Big Shot details.

I had the gift bag using Mocha Morning Specialty paper and also a card I cased from Mary Fish with a little glimmer and bling.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Paper bag gift card holder

Our challenge this week at Late Night Stampers is gift card holders.

This one is made from the little paper bags we had on the clearance rack (I see they are not gone).  The scalloped end is just cut off and then I folded it in half. 

I decorated the front, added a sentiment in the inside and made a little base for the card to be attached to and added a little bit of ribbon to act as a handle.

These were VERY easy to make and I know the recipients will enjoy their contents :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Beau Chateau Wreath

As I mentioned before, when you start making lollies, they get a little addicting :)  I made this wreath with the Beau chateau designer series paper and put the lollies on an inexpensive wreath.

The new Simply Scored tool is fabulous for making these, I highly recommend it :)
I used some neutrals and subtles buttons and 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Pink Pirouette to finish it off.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Keepsake Box

I decorated one of our awesome Keepsake Boxes as part of one of the door prizes for our Stamp Camp today, but I didn't use the items that come with the package.  You will maybe remember this stamped image from some cards I have shown you that also use the faux mother of pearl technique.  I also used some Holly Berry Bouquet specialty paper, basic pearls and Victoria Crochet trim ribbon.

The button is from the Holly Berry Bouquet collection and the larger ribbon is 1 1/4" striped Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.

These adorable boxes are still available for purchase while they last and include the supplies to make one like the picture below.  They are $19.95 and item number 129024.

Friday, November 25, 2011


I needed a sketch challenge to get some ideas going in my head again!  It has been a slow week for creating things, but hopefully this helped :)

This is Mary Jo's sketch for the week.  I flipped the two bars around behind the layers on my card.

The sentiment is from a retired stamp set and the image behind it is from the Elements of Style stamp set.  I used Crumb Cake and Early Espresso classic inks.

The papers are from the Brights Pattern Pack and I used some Brights glimmer brads as well.

Purple Christmas

Another non traditional Christmas colors sample for the Late Night Stampers.  This card is a CASE of one done by Dawn Griffith and I added the strip of Glimmer paper.  These cards were used as my make and take at our semi annual Stamping and Scrapbooking retreat at Park River Bible Camp last weekend.  For the retreat, I used Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist, but for these cards I chose to use Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder.

The sentiment is from a retired stamp set and I used the snowflake punch and different buttons that I thought looked fun with the colors.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

To my Friend

I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving today!  There are so many things to be thankful for in my life, not just today, but each and every day. 

Another "scraps pile" card for you today....I had so many of these floating reinker roses around I finally just used them all up!  The tag behind it was also an extra from another project and I ran it through the Elegant lines impressions folder for a little texture.

Friendly Phrases, Fifth Avenue Floral
Basic Black classic ink
Black embossing powder
Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Basic Black card stock
1 1/4" striped black grosgrain ribbon
scallop oval punch
large oval punch

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Another card made with some of my scraps and already stamped images this weekend.  I had the sentiment all stamped and layered adn the butterflies cut and embossed in my stash so this card went together quickly.

I added some flowers from Elements of Style in the background and the image in Bashful Blue is from the Strength and Hope stamp set.

Full of Live, Elements of Style, Strength and Hope
Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake card stock
Bashful Blue, Basic Black classic ink
Beautiful wings embosslit
basic rhinestones
scallop edge punch

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Creative Elements BFF

This week I am going to share some cards that I made at a retreat last weekend while I was trying to use up some of my scraps or pieces of card stock that I had already die cut or stamped. 

The first one is inspired by one I found blog hopping and I have lost the person's name...if it is you please let me know so I can give you credit!!

I used some faux mother of pearl background (I made a bunch of pages of this so you will see more of this technique as it is one of my favorites) and the Creative elements and Best Friends Forever stamp sets.

I layered the flower with dimensionals and added a few pearls to the top layer.

Creative elements, Best Friends Forever
Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake card stock
Peach Parfait, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake classic ink
champagne shimmer paint
basic pearls
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder

Monday, November 21, 2011

Non Traditional Christmas colors

Our Late Night Stampers theme this week is Non Traditional Christmas colors so I chose Pink and Brown for this card. 

I chose to add some big drops of Vanilla shimmer smooch spritz instead of a mist on this one and sponged it with Early Espresso ink.

Best Friends Forever, Peaceful Season
Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla card stock
Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Blushing Bride classic ink
Early Espresso satin ribbon
basic pearls
Victoria Crochet trim ribbon
Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz

Online Extravaganza is here!

It is here!  You can click on the picture above or here to check out the awesome deals!  Remember some of them only last for 24 hours - 20% off the Simply Scored tool and Sweet Pressed cookie stamps.

Fabric, Brads, ribbon, decor elements, stamps, digital downloads, dies...great sales and BUNDLES!! 

I thought I would share a card with you too although it doesn't have anything to do with the sale :)  I used the rock and roll technique on the medallion edges and then sponged a little bit of Early Espresso in the middle as well.

Day of Gratitude stamp set
Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz card stock
Pool Party, Early Espresso ink
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I really like Mary Jo's sketch this week and I am finally getting around to posting my sample! 

I used Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla on this card.

There is some retired Newsprint DSP on this card  - the musical pages were my favorite in that set! 

Creative Elements
Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink classic ink
Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron card stock
Champagne Mist shimmer paint
Spice Cake designer buttons
linen thread

Friday, November 18, 2011

Online Extravaganza Starts Monday!

Online Extravaganza, our annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Sale prices will be available on all order types.

Take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

You can start shopping here November 21st at 12:01 AM (MT)!!

Flirtatious Fabric Folder for Cards

I am sharing my last project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Knock Out Punches.  I had a blast on this project because I love working with our fabric without sewing :)   and of course punching is fun too.

One side of the inside of the folder...

and a couple of the cards...

Make sure you come and check out all the great projects!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Season of Joy

This is the outside of a clear case album I am putting together for a Christmas gift.  I used the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit and Season of Joy Stamp set.

I had to add a little bling with the basic rhinestones and some of the beautiful Cherry cobbler quilted satin ribbon as well.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Snowflake card

I was playing with My Digital Studio with some Christmas card ideas and here is one that fits the "snow" theme at Late Night Stampers this week.

This isn't actually our card, but I had fun playing with it anyway!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

You're on my mind

I pulled out this stamp set because I haven't used it in awhile and decided to make a card for a friend.  The base is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Early Espresso and I added a folded layer of Old Olive on top that measured 5 1/4" X 8 1/4" before I folded it in half.

This is the inside...

Flower Fancy
Upsy Daisy
Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White card stock
Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Bashful Blue classic inks and markers
1/4" grosgrain ribbon - Early Espresso and Marina Mist
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
vintage trinket

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Glimmer Wreath - UStamp with Dawn and Friends project

This is one of those projects that I LOVE the finished version, but really seemed to struggle with while I was creating it.  Once I got the hang of making those lollies though, I was hooked :) 

This is my second project created for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Knock out Punches and also fits in with our Late Night Stampers theme of let it snow this week!

Come on over and join us for lots more punching fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pretty postage thanks

This is a really quick and easy card to put together using the Pretty Postage stamp set. 

Pretty Postage
Whisper White, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Island Indigo card stock
Island Indigo classic ink
Designer Printed Brads
postage stamp punch
1 1/4" square punch
1 3/8" square punch
Elegant lines impressions folder

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Composition Books

Covered composition books were a big hit this week at my craft show and I was asked to make a couple customized ones.  This one is for a high school student going to Spain with their class and she will use it as her journal for the trip.

I used some Nautical Expedition designer series paper along with some Botanical Gazette dsp and added a couple hybrid elements using My Digital Studio since I didn't have the Senitmental Journey stamp set.  The Open Sea and Daring Adventure were also used for the book and I used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake inks. 

I thought it would be fun to do a little distressing as well so I used the Early Espresso classic ink for that and embellished a little with Cherry Cobbler quilted ribbon and regals buttons.

Hope she likes it!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Some more shine!

Well, last week I completed Mary Jo's sketch challenge and didn't get it posted so this week I am one step ahead of that! 

I used versamark on my embossing folder and then after I ran the Crumb Cake through it I used Black embossing powder and heated it up.  It didn't turn out quite the way I had hoped, but I will keep trying!!

Friendly phrases
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black card stock
Holly Berry Bouquet specialty paper
Red Glimmer paper
Basic Black classic ink
black embossing powder
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
curly label punch
modern label punch
rhinestone brads
5/8" red grosgrain ribbon

The oval of red glimmer paper is actually not a punch, it is the middle of the "O" left over from die cutting using the Serif Essentials alphabet die.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glittery Gift Bag

I have another sample for our Late Night Stampers challenge this week of Let It Shine. The pictures were taken quickly as I packed for a craft show, but you will get the idea.

I used the silver glimmer paper and Holly Berry Bouquet specialty paper along with the snowflake punch, 2 1/2" circle punch and stocking builder punch.

The big shot came in for the boarder using the tasteful trim die and I also used the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder on the circle. The stamp set used is called Gift Givers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Free Big Shots extended and a Fall card

Night and Day frame

Here is another sample of a chunky frame that I have made for an upcoming craft fair.  This one uses retired items as well...Night and Day specialty paper and black rhinestones.

Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
Night and Day specialty paper
multipurpose adhesive sheets

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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!