Thursday, May 31, 2012


Today is the last day to get the items on the retiring list! You can click on the picture below if you need to shop :)

I just love this flower from the Love and Sympathy stamp set and I am a purple girl so I had to use some Perfect Plum :)

Love and Sympathy
Nature's Pace
Loving Thoughts
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso card stock
Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso classic ink and markers
Espresso bakers twine
large oval punch
scallop oval punch
Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just for You

Today's card is a simple and quick one using some new In Colors and a new stamp set that will be available for order starting on Friday!

The stamp set is called Betsy's Blossoms and I have shown you a sample or two using it already, the sentiment is from Tea Shoppe.

The new colors I used are Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Primrose Petals.

Betsy's Blossoms
Tea Shoppe
Primrose Petals, Gumball Green and Whisper White card stock
Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green classic ink
Island Indigo bakers twine
2 1/2" circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
1 3/8" circle punch
basic rhinestones

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blog Candy Winner and Forever and Always

My blog candy winner for last week's UStamp with Dawn and Friends Blog Hop is...

Sandi Dailey!  Congratulations and thank you to everyone that stopped by and left comments.

Today's card is in the theme of our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week of weddings.  I used the music notes wheel as my background and the Loving thoughts stamp set for my sentiment.

Loving Thoughts
Music notes wheel
Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock
Early Espresso classic ink
Antique brads
Victoria crochet trim
basic pearls
Eyelet border punch
bitty punches

Monday, May 28, 2012

Enjoy the Moment

It has been awhile since I shared any digital scrapbook pages and I thought the Downtown Grunge collection would be a great way to showcase pictures from Hunter's birthday party.

This collection comes with designer papers, embellishments and stamps and is
always fun to play with in My Digital Studio.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Comfort Cafe

Today I have another card using Midnight Muse and this time I have added some Comfort Cafe designer series paper which will also be included in the new catalog. 

Day of Gratitude
Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede card stock
Midnight Muse, Soft Suede classic ink
1 3/8" circle punch
antique brads

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Nature's Pace

I am already loving the new in color called Midnight Muse!  On this card, I used it with Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder. 

You only have a couple days left to purchase the lace ribbon border punch if it is something you have been eyeing.  It is on the retiring list and you can go here to purchase it.

On the Midnight Muse layer, I added some stamping with the French Foliage Stamp set and the sentiment is from Nature's Pace. 

Nature's Pace
French Foliage
Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder card stock
Early Espresso, Midnight Muse classic ink
Lace ribbon border punch
1" circle punch
Decorative Label punch

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

UStamp 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd Anniversary Celebration Edition 2012 World
Showcase Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Betty Traciak's Petite Purse Mini Scrapbook, wasn't it awesome! Betty is a FABULOUS Designer and always shares something special for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

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Since it is National Scrapbooking Month, I wanted to create a fun project for a scrapbook.

The project I chose is a 12 x 12 double layout that is centered around a sticky treat that my kids and and probably most kids LOVE! I had the opportunity to chaperon a field trip to the Shrine Circus this spring with my children's school and took some fun pictures that worked perfectly
for this project.

There are not a lot of times when using pink on a page for boys is ok, but I think this one is an exception.

It is always fun to make messes, which is what these boys did with their cotton candy, so I decided to do the same with the layout by adding lots of ink in a couple of different ways.  I love using My Digital Studio for titles and journaling, it is quick and easy every time.

Of course I had to throw that elephant picture in there, another thing that just goes with the circus!

And the project wouldn't be complete without a fun matching card!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On the Go

Masculine cards are the theme at Late Night Stampers this week and I thought I would tie in my oldest son's 10th birthday card with the challenge.  It is hard to believe he is going to be 10 already!!

These are some hybrid cards I made by printing the designer series paper from My Digital Studio.  The collection is called On the Go and is perfect for boys.

This is another card I made with the same printed paper and some fun preview items - don't you love those fun buttons?

Supplies for card 1:
Happiest Birthday Wishes
On the Go DSP (My Digital Studio)
Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla card stock
Simple alphabet numbers die
2 1/2" circle punch
Scallop edge border punch
Stripes impressions folder
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Naturals designer buttons

Supplies for card 2:
Itty Bitty Banners
On the Go DSP (My Digital Studio)
Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla card stock
Simple alphabet numbers die
2 1/2" circle punch
Naturals designer buttons
1 3/8" circle punch
Finial Press impressions folder
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder

Monday, May 21, 2012


Last week at VC Rocks we had a challenge to create a project with some doodling.  This is the card I came up with using the Tea Time Simply Scrappin' Kit paper and the Kindness Matters stamp set.  I used a white gel pen on the corner to add some doodling.

Kindness Matters
Tea Time Simply Scrappin' Kit
Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, Whisper white card stock
Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party classic ink and markers
White Gel Pen
Pool Party ruffled ribbon
oval punch
Modern Label punch
2011-2013 in color designer brads

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I am so behind on my scrapbooks these days I thought I would throw a page in today.  There are a few Sale-a-bration items from this year on this page - the designer paper and the
Fresh Vintage stamp set.

I used the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die and did not fold the creases before I added it to the left side of the page.

I just love the little trinket keys so I had to add one and the title is die cut with the Timeless type alphabet.

Fresh Vintage
Pursuit of Happiness
Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Pool Party card stock
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Pool Party classic ink
Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon
Timeless type alphabet die
Designer Rosette Bigz XL
Trinket Key
Spice Cake button
Springtime Vintage DSP and ribbon
Finial Press impressions folder

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Today's card is done using Mary Jo's sketch challenge for the week. 

There is a little preview of the stitched satin Gumball Green ribbon behind the Fancy flower punch...

Tiny Tags
Flirtatious Specialty paper
Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Whisper White card stock
Melon Mambo classic ink
Stripes impressions folder
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Fancy Flower punch
Boho blossoms punch
Antique Brads
Stitched Satin Gumball Green ribbon

Friday, May 18, 2012

Simply Grateful

Another card that fits into the Late Night Stampers Challenge for the week of using Designer Series paper.  The paper for this card is from Berry Blossoms and I have used the Simply Soft and Pursuit of Happiness stamp sets.

Sorry for the blurry picture of the inside!

Simply Soft
Pursuit of Happiness
Berry Blossoms DSP
Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White card stock
Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron classic ink and markers
Subtles buttons
Stripes impressions folder
Scallop dots ribbon in Pretty in Pink
White bakers twine

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Enjoy Life

I took these pictures of Wyatt at the lake last summer and wanted to do something fun with them.  Daring Adventures seemed like the right stamp set to go with the project and I also used the Well Worn Designer Series paper so this goes with our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week as well.

There are not a lot of embellishments and it kind of feels like there should be a few more things added, but I just don't know what at the moment.

The glass that came with the frame is left out so the panels can pop out just a little bit.

Daring Adventure
Well Worn DSP
Early Espresso, River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze card stock and inks
Vintage trinkets
Curly Label punch
Chocolate Chip satin ribbon

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Need for Speed

I wanted to mess with my watercolor crayons on this card, but I did not want to just use them to add color, I decided to use them for texture by melting them onto watercolor paper.

It turned out kind of fun, although it might need to be sealed since any time it rubs on something, the crayon leaves a mark. 

Grunge Rock, Need for Speed
Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray card stock
Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Black stazon ink
2 1/2" circle punch
Big Shot
Stripes impressions folder
blender pen
Subtles buttons
 baker's twine
watercolor crayons

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

For Maddie

My daughter, Maddie, is just about done with kindergarten and I thought I would make her a fun card since she loves to make them too.  I used the Brights collection designer series paper stack so this card falls into our Late Night Stampers challenge this week too for using designer paper.

I used the Simple Alphabet Numbers and Letters dies and the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder in the Big Shot.

The stamp set I used is retired and is called Recess, the brads are from the brights collection and I used Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango as my colors for the card.

Hope she likes it!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Graduation

Graduation time is drawing near and I thought I would share another card I have made for that occasion.  This one uses the Domestic Goddess DSP, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla. 

The texture comes from the impressions folder called Finial Press and the stamp is a single stamp that is retired. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Happy Mother's Day!

Today's card uses the Summer Smooches fabric, Delicate Doilies and Bring on the Cake stamp sets along with the color spritzer tool (great for covering up mistakes!!). 

I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White for my colors and added an antique brad and some 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon.

The inside with some spritzing and a stamped doily.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thanks a Million

I haven't been keeping up with posting very well this week since we have been planting potatoes but now that they are all in the ground hopefully I will find a little more time for playing with paper!  My preorder box arrived on Tuesday and I didn't even get a chance to look in it until last night.

This card uses a new stamp set called Betsy's Blossoms as well as three of the new In Colors - Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple.  It is a little difficult to see in the picture, but I cut out several layers of the flower and popped them up with dimensionals. 

The sentiment is from Word Play.

Don't forget to stock up on your favorite retiring accessories and stamp sets before they are gone!  You can start shopping by clicking the picture below.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pause and Be Happy

This card is another sample using a retiring stamp set for our Late Night Stampers challenge this week.  The impressions folder - Finial Press - along with the stamp set Take A Seat are both on the retiring lists.

Pursuit of Happiness, Take a Seat
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso card stock
Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler classic ink
Finial Press impressions folder

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Inspired Birthday

This week's challenge at Late Night Stampers is to use some retiring items and it isn't hard to find some this year with so many wonderful stamp sets and accessories that are going to be gone.

For this card, I chose Inspired by Nature and Happiest Birthday Wishes as my retiring items. 

I added a few drops of Crystal Effects to make the flowers look like they have raindrops on them.

Inspired by Nature, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso card stock
Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz classic ink
crystal effects

Monday, May 7, 2012

Another Confirmation card

I am staying with the Lovely as a Tree theme today with a confirmation card.  I used some retired designer series paper along with Pear Pizzazz that was textured with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder. 

The sentiment was printed with My Digital Studio and then punched out with the word window punch and layered onto the modern label punch.

Colors:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wonderful You

The card I have for you today is a simple one using some texture and neutral colors. 

The stamp sets are Loving Thoughts and Lovely as a Tree and I used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede as my colors.  The texture comes from the Square Lattice impressions folder and I have used dimensionals on all the layers as well.

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Stamp Club

These are our May Stamp Club projects and I have lots of pictures!  The baby card uses a stamp set that is currently unavailable, but hopefully it will be in the new catalog.

The Perfect Details Texturz plate is retiring so if you love it don't miss out!  It was used on this card for texture and then we added some marker to the dotted areas.

This is one paper pack that we had not used yet so I thought I would throw it in at the end  - Berry Blossoms and the sentiment is from Pursuit of Happiness.

The layout uses Flirtatious Specialty paper and some fun spritzing and playing with water and reinkers.

I mixed some Daffodil Delight and rubbing alcohol to make this spritz and added it to the Blushing Bride smooch spritz.  The Wisteria Wonder droplets are made with water and reinkers and the watercolor pen.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I have another card for our Late Night Stampers Challenge of recreating a Hallmark card using Stampin' Up! products. 

I used the same card as I did earlier this week as my sample from Hallmark and this time I used the Berry Blossoms designer series paper and the Posy Punch stamp set.

Posy Punch, Simply Soft stamp sets
Berry Blossoms
Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight card stock
Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral classic ink
white bakers twine
Perfect Polka dots impressions folder
Fancy flower punch
1" 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!