Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pink and Suede sympathy

I had some leftover cut out pieces from some classes and I wanted to use them in a way that was different than the original idea so I have been playing around with them a little this week.  This sympathy card is the first one I will share with you.

Thoughts and Prayers
Bordering on Romance
Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz classic ink and markers
Big Shot
Stripes impressions folder
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Designer Frames impressions folder
Rectangle clearlit
extra large oval punch
 Big Shot

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kindness matters

Today's card uses both a Sale-a-bration stamp set and the Sale-a-bration designer series paper.  (sorry the picture isn't quite straight!)

I used some scraps of the Everyday Enchantment DSP along with a scrap of Peach Parfait behind the layer of butterflies and embossed a layer of Pool Party with the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder as the layer behind it.

The butterflies were stamped with Soft Suede ink and then I lightly added some
color with the blender pens.

Everyday Enchantment DSP
Kindness matters stamp set
Pool Party, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla card stock
Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz classic ink
modern label punch
Labels collection Framelits
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder
Perfect Polka dots impressions folder
Big Shot

Monday, February 27, 2012

A little bit of good

Our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is to Go Green - use green in our cards, scrapbook pages, etc.    I used the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper along with Old Olive and Soft Suede.

For the ribbon, I had a piece that was too short to tie, left over from some other project so I twisted it and wrapped an antique brad around it before I poked the brad through the card stock.

Pursuit of Happiness, Simply Soft
Old Olive, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock
Paisley Petals designer series paper
Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede classic ink
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
antique brads
basic pearls

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Doily Birthday

Well, we are in the middle of a snow storm today, something we haven't really seen all winter!  It will be a quiet day at home I guess.

This is one of the cards we did at our Stamp a Stack yesterday, I know I have seen this idea in lots of places so don't know who to give proper credit to, but can say I didn't create the original.

Hey Doily, Just Believe, Bring on the Cake
Very Vanilla, Concord Crush card stock
Concord Crush, Pool Party classic ink
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder
vanilla taffeta ribbon

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mixed Bunch

I just love it when I have a coordinating punch for a stamp set!  This punch is called Blossom and is in the Occasions mini catalog; it coordinates with the Mixed bunch stamp set which is also in the mini.

For this card, I paired these products with the Curly Cute stamp set and the Domestic Goddess
designer series paper.

Curly Cute, Mixed bunch
Whisper White, Daffoil Delight card stock
Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral classic ink
Domestic Goddess dsp
blossom punch
1" circle punch
silver brad

Friday, February 24, 2012

Scallop Square Boxed Art

This is another project I designed for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup, the session that is going on right now.  It was so much fun to put together!

Come on over and join us! There are over 40 projects with PDF tutorials for you to check out and duplicate.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simply Wonderful

I have another card for our Late Night Stampers challenge this week.  We are using the picture at the bottom of the post for our inspiration and this time I chose to go with the colors rather than the stripes and polka dots. 

To make the flower, I have 2 pieces punched out using the Blossom punch and three inside pieces from the Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch. 

Friendly Phrases
Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla card stock
Soft Suede classic ink
Beau Chateau designer series paper
Blossom punch
Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch
Scallop edge punch
antique brads
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

This is one of those stamp sets that I looked at and decided I did not want when the Occasions Mini catalog came out.  Well, here is my first card with it...

Tea Shoppe
Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party Classic ink and card stock
Big Shot
Elegant Bouquet impressions folder
modern label punch
Lucky Limeade baker's twine

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tool Shed

I was playing around with the Tool Shed background stamp the other day and this is one of the cards I came up with.  I spotlighted one area using the 1 3/8" circle punch.

Sweet Cake, Tool Shed
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla card stock
First Edition specialty paper
Soft Suede classic ink
hemp twine
1 3/8" circle punch

Monday, February 20, 2012

Inspiration Challenge

Our challenge this week at Late Night Stampers is an Inspiration challenge using the photo of the cake below the card. 

I chose to use the stripes, colors and circles as my inspiration for the card above. 

Friendly Phrases
Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla card stock
Brights DSP pack
Victoria Crochet trim ribbon
1 3/4" circle punch
circles die
big shot
3/4" circle punch
1" circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Daisies Dry Erase Frame

I have another project to share with you that I created for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup.  It is a Dry Erase Board  decorated with LOTS of bright Daisies! 

We have lots of incredible projects again this round!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

So Sweet

Today's card is made with a stamp set in the Occasions Mini catalog called Sweet Cake.  I chose some In colors for this project - Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait and paired them with Whisper White and Basic Black.

It is difficult to see in this picture, but I ran the Blushing Bride layer through the Big Shot using the Stripes impressions folder.  I cut out the cupcake base and frosting and popped them up with dimensionals and then added some Cherry Cobbler dazzling details to the cherry and heart.  Lucky Limeade and basic rhinestones were the finishing touches to the card.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bordering on Romance

I have another sample using this week's Late Night Stampers challenge sketch although I altered the circle image in this one.

For the blue background, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and painted with some acrylic paint and let it dry.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot using the Vintage wallpaper impressions folder and sanded it down a little bit.

I used Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum to color in my flower images.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Vintage Enchantment

My first UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup project has posted so I am able to share a picture with you. 

It was lots of fun creating this set of cards and a fun box to go with it, I just love the Sale-a-bration designer series paper and coordinating stamp set.

Come on over and join us!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pink Adventures

I have another Daring Adventure card for you today, can you tell I love this set?  The colors I chose were Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Marina Mist and Whisper White.

Aren't those little clothespins adorable?  I also added some Marina Mist scallop dots ribbon to finish off the card.

Wisteria Fancy Flower

I pulled out another stamp set that has been on the shelf for awhile for this card - Flower Fancy.  First, I used a clear block and stamped some Pool Party ink on my Very Vanilla card stock and then I stamped my image and colored it in with markers. 

The Wisteria Wonder background has been run through the Big Shot using the Stripes textured impressions folder and I finished the card with some pearls and Victoria ribbon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Simply Soft

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!  Today also happens to be my 14th Anniversary and we get to celebrate by helping our oldest study for a science test and watch our middle one play at halftime of a basketball game tonight :)

I pulled out my Simply Soft stamp set and made a couple cards combining it with the Mocha Morning specialty paper. 

On the top one, I used the scallop edge border punch for the side of the image and on the bottom one, I used the curly label punch and added a few to the back of the image layer. 

Simply Soft, Occasional Quotes
Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz card stock
Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron classic ink and markers
basic pearls
Victoria Crochet trim ribbon
Blushing Bride pleated ribbon
Curly Label punch
Scallop edge border punch
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder

Monday, February 13, 2012

Late Night Stampers challenge

It is a sketch challenge week at Late Night Stampers!  I really love having a sketch to look at sometimes to help me get in the crafting frame of mind.

I did a very quick and simple card for my first sample using Daffodil Delight as my base.  There is some texture added using the Manhattan Flower impressions folder and the designer series paper is called Attic Boutique.

Delicate Doilies
Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stock
Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight classic ink
1 1/4", 2 1/2" circle punches
1 3/4" scallop circle punch
3" circle die
Manhattan Flower impressions folder
Sale-a-bration brad (Everyday Enchantment)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

So Sweet

I thought it was time to share a card made with the hostess stamp set that is in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I don't think I have shown you any samples with this set before. 

The images in the set, which is called Up in the Air are just simple and cute and this card went
together pretty quickly.

Up in the Air
Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight card stock
Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight classic ink and markers
5/8" Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon
bakers twine
Antique Brads
Stripes impressions folder
Scallop rectangle clearlit

Saturday, February 11, 2012

100th day cupcakes

A few days before the 100th day at school, Maddie came home all excited and said, "Mom!  I asked my teacher if I could bring cupcakes on the 100th day of school and she said I could!"  Well, she forgot to ask me :)  but that is ok, at least it wasn't the next day!!

She is a big fan of sprinkles (as probably most kids are) so we made sure to use some of those and I added a little decoration I made using My Digital Studio, punches, a toothpick and crystal effects.  (The crystal effects held the card stock onto the toothpick)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Embossed Doilies

I shared a card that I had embossed a doilie on earlier and thought I would share a few more I made at the same time.  They are all embossed with Vanilla embossing powder on Whisper White card stock and then I just sponged heavily and added a designer brad to the middle of each one.

Here is a close up of the backgounds...

Delicate Doilies, Word Play stamp sets
Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Wisteria Wonder card stock
Versamark, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Basic Black ink
pleated ribbon
designer printed brads
sticky strip
snail adhesive

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Vintage Vogue

This is a stamp set that has been collecting dust for awhile and I am not really sure why so I dusted it off for our Late Night Stampers challenge of Girly Girl this week.

I added some labels collection framelits, large and basic pearls, ruffled Blushing Bride ribbon and Blushing Bride smooch spritz.

The colors used are: Very vanilla, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, So Saffron, and Pool Party.  I added a little Attic Boutique designer series paper as well.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fresh Vintage CASE

I cased this card from Maureen Merritt and used it as my second make and take card last weekend at my workshop.  It uses the rock and roll technique and the Fresh Vintage stamp set from Sale-a-bration.

The senitment is from the Just Believe stamp set and we added some basic pearls and a strip created with the scallop ribbon border punch.  The impressions folder we used on the bottom portion is the Square lattice.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

With all my heart

I found a card similar to this on pinterest and used this as a workshop make and take this past weekend.  It uses the First Edition specialty paper, hearts embosslit and Adorning accents embossing folder. 

We also used the 3/16" corner punch, eyelet border punch, and some linen thread to complete the card.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ribbons and lace

Our Late Night Stampers challenge this week is Girly Girl projects so I thought I would start off with a ribbon, lace and pearl headband that I made for my daughter, Maddie. 

All I used was 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Victoria crochet trim ribbon, some 1" retired ribbon and large pearls.  To attach it all I used a glue gun and the base is just a cheap plastic headband.

another angle...

And on my model (against her bedroom wall that is painted in Groovy Guava - love that color)...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

More Quick Pages

Here are a couple more quick layouts that I did with older pictures.  The designer series papers are retired 6 x 6 paper packs and I put them on without cutting them at all. 

The titles are done with the simple alphabet and simple letters dies to finish these fast pages.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Funny Face

I have finally been working on some scrapbook layouts and this is one using a picture from a couple of years ago.  I used the Paisley Petals designer series paper and the simple alphabet dies for the Big Shot for my letters.

There are 1 3/4" scallops along the edge of the picture and I used my white gel pen to do some faux stitching along the outside and down the scallops.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Accordian Scrapbook

This is a CASE of a project created by Melissa Huie for the UStamp with Dawn and Friends Score!! Event.   I used the Bordering on Romance Stamp set and Attic Boutique designer series paper on mine.

Both the back and the front are decorated and hold pictures.

And a view  of the front.

We have another event coming up called Big Shot Roundup that I know you will all LOVE as well - you can find more information about it at

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Stamp Club

The first card this month is a CASE of one done by Dawn Olchefske that I changed just slightly.

This is another Z fold card that is very simple and quick to put together using Crumb Cake and Wisteria Wonder.

And finally the layout for the month showcaseing Sale-a-bration items.  I used the Fresh Vintage stamp set and Everyday Enchantment designer series paper.

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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!