Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Bear Hugs

This is another of my projects created for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cool Moves 2012.  This stamp set is just so much fun to work with and I had a great time creating these cards.  The one on the right and also the one in the front are slider cards.

Come on over and join us if you would like more details, there are 40+ projects with full tutorials PDFs and Lots of pictures! 

Friday, March 30, 2012


This is another page I did for my niece's scrapbook using the Serif Essentials Alphabet die and the Nursery Nest designer series paper. 

I added a little pleated ribbon and a sneak peak fabric brad from the Summer Smooches collection.

Here is our new baby!  We just picked her out last night and brought her home with us.  She definitely has a good set of lungs :)  The kids were out before it 7 am to play with her this morning and had a difficult time leaving for school. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

In Colors Texture

I have another card for the Late Night Stampers texture challenge this week.  On this one, I used the Perfect Details texturz plate, Perfect Polka Dots impresions folder and the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder.

For the ribbon, I added sticky strip directly to the back of the ribbon and then added it to the card with some pleats. 

Pursuit of Happiness, Best Friends Forever
Crumb Cake, Confetti White, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder card stock
Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black classic ink
Big Shot
Perfect Details Texturz plate
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
in color designer brads
Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon
2 1/2" circle punch
sticky strip

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tunnel of Flowers

My first project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cool Moves event posted yesterday so I am able to share it with you!  The cool move in this set is a tunnel card and you can join us to see a whole lot more cool moves if you like by going to .

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More Mixed Bunch

I have another Mixed Bunch card for you that also uses the Domestic Goddess designer series paper.  For some reason, I go to that a lot with this stamp set.

I stamped flower images on both a piece of Daffodil Deight and Whisper White before I punched them out with the Blossom punch. 

Mixed Bunch, Sincere Salutations
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight card stock
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight classic ink
Extra large oval punch
Blossom punch
antique brads
Domestic Goddess dsp
Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon

Monday, March 26, 2012

Textured Tea Cups

Our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is Texture - and if you have followed my blog at all you will know I LOVE texture from my impressions folders :)  so this won't be difficult at all!

For this card, I used the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder on both the Baja Breeze strip that I cut with the Adorning accents edgelit and also the 3" circle.

As you will see on the last picture, the circle is cut through all the layers on the front of the card.  I attached them all and then ran it through the Big Shot; embossed the piece I cut out and attached it to the inside.  So the part of the circle you can't see that is attached to the inside of the card actually has 3 layers as well.  Using all the scraps :)

Tea Shoppe
Twitterpatted DSP
Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Basic Gray card stock
Riding Hood Red classic ink
Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon
antique brads
Big shot
3" circle die
Adornding accents edgelit
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
1 1/4" circle punch
1 3/8" circle punch
word window punch
modern label punch
sticky strip

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fresh Vintage Anniversary Card

A customer of mine ordered a couple anniversary cards and this is one that I made for her.  It uses the Fresh Vintage stamp set along with the Everyday Elegance designer series paper from Sale-a-bration.

The stamp is a personalized one and the numbers are from the Alphabet Simple Numbers Die. 

Fresh Vintage
Everyday Enchantment dsp
Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla card stock
Riding Hood Red classic ink
Big shot
Alphabet Simple numbers die
2 1/2" circle punch
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon
word window punch
modern label punch
sticky strip

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sweet Shop

Another project I was working on at my retreat last weekend was some scrapbook pages of my niece, Greta, from about 7 years ago.  The Sweet Shop specialty paper worked great for these pages of her 1st birthday.

I also used the Sweet Cake stamp set along with some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the top page.  On the bottom one, I added some of the fun Summer Smooches fabric brads that you will be able to purchase as a sneak peek next month.  I used them to hold up my bakers twine banner.

Sweet Cake, Bring on the Cake, Pennant Parade stamp sets
Sweet Shop specialty paper
Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White card stock
Island Indigo classic ink
Calypso Coral maker
Cherry Cobbler dazzling details
Island Indigo bakers twine
Summer smooches fabric brads
Petite Pennants builder punch

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pocket Silhouettes

This is one of the cards I worked on at my retreat last weekend as I made a bunch of thank you cards to give to my graduating nieces and nephew this spring. 

It is a very simple card and it was easy to make a bunch of them at once. 

Pocket Silhouettes
First Edition specialty paper
Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz card stock
Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade and Pear Pizzazz classic ink
hemp twine

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Black and White Thanks

The card I have for you today is another for our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week using our inspiration picture below. 

Again, I went with just black and white for my colors and made a very simple design.    The image behind the sentiment is from Elements of Style and the sentiment is from Pretty Postage.

Pertty Postage, Elements of Style
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black classic ink
Black satin ribbon
Curly Label punch
1" square punch
sticky strip

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Need for Speed part 2

Today's card is another one using the Need for Speed stamp set and this time around I used the 4 wheeler.  In an attempt to make it look like mudd splatters, I used the color spritzer tool and my Early Espresso marker, but it didn't quite give it the effect I was going for.

There is a strip of Real Red that I cut with the Tasteful Trim die running through the middle of the card and the designer series paper is a preview of one that will be in the new catalog coming out in June.  It will be available to customers as a preview in April so be on the lookout!

Need for Speed, Grunge Rock
Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Real Red card stock
Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso classic ink and markers
color spritzer tool
Tasteful Trim die
Big shot

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Need for Speed

This week I am going to share a couple different samples made with the Need for Speed stamp set.  The first one features the car image and is a very quick and easy card to put together.

The background images are from the Extreme Elements stamp set and are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.

I also included a little strip of Island Indigo that I ran through the Big Shot using the stripes impressions folder.  On top of that is a Pool Party star with a designer brad.

Need for Speed, Extreme Elements, Grunge Rock
Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade card stock
Pear Pizzazz and Island Indigo classic ink
Big Shot
Stripes impressions folder
star punch
designer brads

Monday, March 19, 2012

Forever and Always

This week we have an inspiration picture for our challenge projects at Late Night Stampers.  I chose to just go with the black and white theme for my card.

The picture below was our inspiration...

Creative Elements, Loving Thoughts stamp sets
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black classic ink
Black satin ribbon

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Little Bit of Good

There was a few pieces of Cheerful Treat designer series paper floating around my stamp table and I wanted to put them to use, so this is the result of one of the cards I made with it. 

The base of the card is River Rock with some Wisteria Wonder on top of that and I threw in some Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White as well.  The leaf image is from the Best Friend Forever stamp set and the sentiment comes from the Pursuit of Happiness.  I added a little Wisteria Wonder bakers twine, a butterfly from the Beautiful Wings embosslit and some basic rhinestones to finish off the card.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Treat pouches

Angie Juda had these adorable pouches on her blog the other day and I had to make up a couple of them.  They have pockets on both sides for little candies or notes and are super easy to put together - you don't even need adhesive!  There is a tutorial on her blog if you would like to make a few.

I used the Beau Chateau designer paper for mine and you might remember the image on the left from a card I posted earlier this week.  As I usually do, I made a few of these images and kept them for other cards or project.

On the second one, I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set and stamped Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake over the top of each other. 

Both pouches have some Victoria crochet trim ribbon at the top to hold the pouch together.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Blossom Punch

There have been so many pretty samples of the Mixed Bunch stamp set and Blossom punch that I had to do some more playing around with them. 

The colors I chose were Whisper White and Regal Rose which are paired with the Flirtatious Specialty paper and Flirtatious Fabric. 

Again the sentiment comes from Pursuit of Happiness (love playing with the sentiments in that set!).

Mixed Bunch, Pursuit of Happiness
Regal Rose, Whisper White card stock
Regal Rose classic ink
Flirtatious specialty paper and fabric
decorative label punch
 blossom punch
5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon
Big Shot
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder
1" circle punch

Thursday, March 15, 2012

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cards with Cool Moves 2012

I am really excited to share some information about our next UStamp with Dawn and Friends event called Cards with Cool Moves 2012.  We have so many fun ideas to share with you and it all starts on March 23rd!  Sign up to join us at today so you don't miss out!

What do we have in store for you this time around?
* 40+ "Cards with Cool Moves" with co-ordinating envelopes
80+ non-interactive cards with co-ordinating envies
That's a massive amount of awesomeness…120 cards!! Shared in 20 days!!
 * AT LEAST a "Baker's Dozen" of EXTRA BONUS Projects!!
* Downloadable PDF Tutorial for EVERY project!!
 * Live Chats!!
 * Prizes!! Dawn is  giving away 30+ prizes!! Cut at 6×6 each lucky winner will receive 1 of each of the Occasions Mini Designer Series Papers!!* Member Gallery to share YOUR creative genius!!
* So much more!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Loving Thoughts

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest (and apparently didn't pin so I don't know who designed it - so if it was you, let me know and I will give you credit!) and I added some different elements to it.

Loving Thoughts
Very Vanilla, Soft Suede card stock
Soft Suede classic ink
Everyday Enchantment dsp
Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon
Large pearls
Beautiful Wings embosslit
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Big Shot
glue dots
sticky strip

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thinking of You

This is another quick and easy card using the Fresh Vintage stamp set from Sale-a-bration along with the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper, also from Sale-a-bration.

I used Soft Suede classic ink for all the stamping and the sentiment is from Sincere Salutations (I just love that set!).  For the brad, I wrapped the ribbon around the Soft Suede and DSP layer three times and then tied a bow; then I opened up the brad a little and wrapped it around the ribbon before I pushed it through my hole and secured it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Egg Hunting

Today I have a scrapbook page made with My Digital studio for you.  Our Late Night Stampers theme this week is Easter projects so I thought I would do a page with some of last year's pictures. 

I picked some fun bright colors and papers for this one, but it went together quickly.  If you have been thinking about trying My Digital Studio, you now can try it for free for 30 days

Once the 30-day free trial period is over, you can purchase the downloadable or disc version of the software to continue using it. You'll simply open up the trial version you already have on your computer, and will be prompted to enter the product registration key you received after purchasing the software. (You'll receive this key via e-mail if you purchase the downloadable version, and you'll find it along with your shipped software if you purchase the disc version.)
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wonderful Little Things

I put together a quick little card set using a 6 X 6 page protector as the card holder.  The inspiration for the holder came from this site although I have seem them in other places and made a few before too. 

The card holder has a little piece of velcro to hold it shut so the cards don't fall out.

Full of Live, Elements of Style
Beau Chateau DSP
Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede card stock
Blushing Bride, Soft Suede classic ink
Big Shot
Labels collection framelits
Square lattice impressions folder
Victoria Crochet trim ribbon
vintage trinkets
Simply Scoring tool
pleated satin ribbon

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Heartfelt thanks

Today's card uses the fun acrylic paint technique I have shared with you once before.  It is an idea
that we were given in our monthly Stampin' Success magazine that we receive as demonstrators
(this is an awesome perk!!). 

You just paint some card stock with acrylic paint and let it dry; then you run it through the Big Shot with an impressions folder and sand it lightly to highlight the texture. 

Fabulous Phrases, Bordering on Romance
Early Espresso, Very vanilla, Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake card stock
Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, and Bashful Blue classic ink and markers
Adorning Accents impressions folder
Scallop Circles die #2
3" circle die
Big shot
Finial Press impressions folder
Victoria Crochet trim ribbon
basic pearls
champagne mist shimmer paint

Friday, March 9, 2012

Loving Thoughts

These cards focus on the stamp set Loving Thoughts that is in the Occasions Mini catalog.  It is a great word set that can be used for a lot of different occasions.

One thing I rarely take out to use anymore is my wheels and I am not really sure why that is.  This is probably my favorite one tough, Music Notes, and I used Early Espresso ink for its image.

Loving Thoughts, Simply Soft
Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede card stock
Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, classic ink and markers
Champagne mist shimmer paint
Music notes wheel
Elegant Bouquet impressions folder
Designer Frames impressions folder
Mocha Morning specialty paper
Blushing Bride pleated ribbon
sticky strip
big buttons
hemp twine

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another Favorite Color Combination

I have another card for our Late Night Stampers favorite color combination challenge.  This one uses Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo and Whisper White. 

I used snail adhesive to attach 1" strips of the different colors of card stock to a base and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Stripes impressions folder for the 5 1/4" x 4" layer on this card.

Tea Shoppe
Island Indigo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White card stock
Island Indigo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder classic ink
designer printed brads
Island Indigo bakers twine
Big Shot
Stripes impressions folder
scallop square punch
square punches - 1 1/4", 1 3/8"
paper piercing tool
mat pack

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Guitar birthday

Another of my Stamp a Stack cards to share with you today.  This one uses the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper and the Grunge Rock stamp set. 

Grunge Rock
Everyday Enchantment DSP
Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso card stock
Lucky Limeade and Poppy Parade classic ink
2 1/2" circle punch
Perfect Polka dots impressions folder

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lovely as a Tree

I have been looking at this stamp set since it came out a few years ago and finally broke down bought it.  The first card is one I used at my Stamp a Stack last weekend which I already shared with you and the second is a do over that I made with some of the leftover pieces.

I used Bashful Blue and Wild Wasabi ink and sponged over the trees.

Lovely as a Tree, Bring on the Cake
Bashful Blue, Confetti White, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake card stock
Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue classic ink
Framed tulips impressions folder
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder
Early Espresso satin ribbon

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pinks and Browns

This weeks Late Night Stampers Challenge is our favorite color combinations.  For my first sample, I chose pinks and browns which I seem to be drawn to a lot.

I used Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede for this scrapbook page.  The stamps sets are Simply Soft and Pursuit of Happiness and I added a couple ribbon flowers in there as well.

Pursuit of Happiness, Simply Soft
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink card stock
Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede classic ink
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
Early espresso satin ribbon
Big button
Flirtatious fabric
music notes wheel
top note
Elegant bouquet impressions folder
sticky strip

Sunday, March 4, 2012

ABC & 123

This was my final project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup. 

We had so many awesome projects again this round and if you haven't joined us yet, you can still get in on the fun and the tutorials.  Our next session will be called Cards with Cool Moves so you won't want to miss that either!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lovely as a Tree

I just made it home after another fun Stamp A Stack and this was one of the cards we made today.  A very simple one using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and some sponges.

Lovely as a Tree, Bring on the Cake
Bashful Blue, Confetti White, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede card stock
Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue classic ink
Framed Tulips impressions folder

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sweet Birthday

I really like the colors of the Sweet Shop designer series paper and it goes so well with the Sweet Cake stamp set.  I used Cherry Cobbler dazzling details for the cherry and heart on this one which shows up a lot better in person.

Sweet Cake
Sweet Shop DSP
Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso card stock
Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral ink and markers
Wisteria Wonder bakers twine
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling details

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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!