Saturday, June 30, 2012

Just For You

Another Artisan Award entry card today, this one using the Just Believe stamp set.  I started with Faux Mother of Pearl on the inside panel and the two pieces on the front with stamped images.  Before I stamped them, I added some Pear Pizzazz spritz and then stamped with Soft Suede.

For the background I used the Vintage wallpaper folder and then started sprizting with Silver smooch spritz and Vanilla shimmer smooch spritz that I added a few drops of Soft Suede reinker to; next, I added some Pear Pizzazz spritz.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Bunny Hugs

This is my first scrapbook page to share with you from the Artisan Award entries and it is a hybrid page using My Digital Studio. 

I should have taken more pictures of it before I packed it up, but the base is Crumb Cake that was distressed with an ink pad directly on the card stock.  The next layer is from Berry Blossoms DSP and the a layer of Old Olive card stock with a stamp in the corner from Creative Elements. 

The corner is folded over and I added some more DSP to it along with an embossed flower.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thanks so much

Another Artisan Award contest entry using the Creative Elements stamp set and some homemade color spritz.

The flowers have 3 and 4 layers separated by dimensionals and were not colored in, but spritzed with a mixture of Regal Rose re-inker, alcohol and Champagne shimmer mist.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Live in the Sunshine...

This is a hybrid project that I entered for the Artisan Award contest.   The base is a piece of board covered with fabric.  The center was printed with My Digital Studio and then stamped and the scallop circles are made from the wood sheets and then stamped.

The whole thing was covered with Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz after I put it together.

This one would have been fun to have back but maybe it will make one of the displays at convention.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Simply Wonderful

Our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is to use paper piercing on our projects.  One of my non winning Artisan Award projects included that element so I thought I would share it today.

I pierced around the Peach Parfait and then added some white gel pen for a faux stitched look.

The Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder on the inside were embossed with the Stripes impressions folder.

The card uses a lot of little elements and texture, mostly made from scraps.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Chevron Circles

This is a fun and quick card made using the 2 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches and the Chevron folder.  The colors I chose were Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Basic Gray and Whisper White and I used some Neutral and Soft Subtles buttons and also some retired ones I had on hand.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fancy Butterflies

The Fan Fair designer series paper is really starting to be my go to paper these days.  I love the designs in the card below that look like lace and thought the butterflies would look fun using it.

I plan to add a sentiment when I decide what I want to use the card for in the future.

Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray card stock
Butterfly punch
Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon
Fancy Fan folder
Basic Pearls

Saturday, June 23, 2012

50th Anniversary

Another card along the same lines as yesterday's using Very Vanilla and Marina Mist.  I used the Silver Glimmer paper and added some gold metallic reinker with a sponge dauber to alter the color slightly. 

Although you can't really see it in the picture, I also spritzed the card with Vanilla Shimmer smooch.

Very Vanilla and Marina Mist card stock
Silver Glimmer paper
Soft Suede classic ink
Vanilla velvet ribbon (retired)
Basic pearls
gold metallic reinker (retired)
Scallop square duo die
Simple alphabet numbers die (retired)
Basic Pearls
Vintage Wallpaper folder
Vanilla shimmer smooch spritz

Friday, June 22, 2012

Forever and Always

With so many weddings and anniversaries this time of year, I have a card today and tomorrow in those themes for you.  Today's card is a quick and easy one until you add the pearls to the dots on the ribbon, that takes a little bit of time.

I wanted to use the scallop dots ribbon but since the dots are white and I was using vanilla, I thought this would be a fun way to alter it. 

Loving Thoughts
Very Vanilla and Marina Mist card stock
Basic Black classic ink
Vintage Wallpaper folder
Basic pearls
Marina Mist scallop dots ribbon

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I was playing with the Layered Labels set again, this time using the largest stamp.  The base of it is stamped with Gumball Green and I stamped again using Midnight Muse and cut out the oval.  the letters are colored in with Pool Party.

Layered Labels
Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant card stock
Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green classic ink and markers
Comfort Cafe DSP
Vintage wallpaper folder
Apothecary accents framelits
Victoria crochet trim
Antique brad

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simple Sympathy

This is another card using the Reason to Smile stamp set that will be available during a promotion next month. 

I colored the flower in with Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery markers and the sentiment and flower are stamped with Early Espresso ink.

Loving Thoughts, Reason to Smile
Comfort Cafe DSP
Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and Very vanilla card stock
Early espresso, Pink pirouette and Certainly celery classic ink and markers
Pink pirouette 3/8" taffeta ribbon
scallop edge punch

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thanks so much

This week's Late Night Stampers Challenge is to use bugs on our projects.  I think I only have one stamp set with a bug in it so my card is made with the Nature Walk stamp set.

The bug image is stamped on the Raspberry Ripple piece using the same color ink.

Tiny Tags, Nature Walk
Raspberry Ripple, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery card stock
Raspberry Ripple and Old Olive classic ink and markers
Jewelry tag punch
Certainly Celery 3/8" taffeta ribbon
Elegant lines folder
Linen thread
Vintage trinkets

Monday, June 18, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

I left the sentiment off this card for now, but thought I would share it with you anyway.  Again, I am using the Naturals Composition specialty paper and I paired it with Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green. 

The background behind the flowers and stems is just a clear block dipped in Primrose Petals ink. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

I found a printable with this poem on Pinterest and thought I would put together a quick little gift for Joe using the poem.  I typed it out and printed it using My Digital Studio and then added some card stock and Storytime designer series paper. 

Behind the Basic Black card stock, I cut down a piece of cardboard that comes with most of the specialty papers and adhered it to make it stronger, then used another piece of it to help it stand up.

It was really quick and easy to make - no stamping or embellishments, just card stock and designer paper.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Reason to Smile

In July, customers can purchase a special stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  The set is called Reason to Smile and I have used it in the card below.

Reason to Smile
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, Whisper White card stock
Naturals Composition paper
Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi classic ink and markers
Soft Suede taffeta ribbon
Perfect Polka dots folder

Friday, June 15, 2012


Embossing folders are some of my favorite tools to use for cards and we have a few new ones in the catalog that are larger than the ones we have previously had available.  The new size (6 3/8" x 4 1/4" is awesome for use on scrapbook pages as well as cards. 

One difference with the larger folders is that they cannot go through the Big Shot sideways, but there are lots of ways around that and personally I do not use them that direction very often anyway.  If you have questions about how to adjust their use, e-mail me and I will be happy to help.

The first layer in these cards is one of the new In Colors called Primrose Petals and it coordinates well with Old Olive and Baja Breeze.  The top card uses the Argyle Folder and the bottom one uses the Chevron folder; they both have Perfect Polka Dots used for the Old Olive layer.

Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Thoughts and Prayers
Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Marina Mist card stock
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Regal Rose and Primrose Petals classic ink and markers
Apothecary Accents framelits
Labels collection framelits
Perfect Polka Dots folder
Chevron folder
Argyle folder
Scallop oval punch
large oval punch
oval punch
basic pearls
Beau Chateau fabric
Vintage trinkets
Chocolate Chip satin ribbon

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chevron Circles

I was just kind of messing around with this card trying out the new Chevron Folder.  What I did was use a circle larger than the one I attached to the card stock and put it over the circle off center and then used my white gel pen to make some marks.

Teeny Tiny Wishes
Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze card stock
Raspberry Ripple classic ink
white gel pen
Chevron folder
Perfect polka dots folder
Apothecary accents framelit
Soft Suede taffeta ribbon
sticky strip
snail adhesive
Word window punch

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Layered Labels

I really love the Naturals Composition specialty paper!  The cards below combine that with the Layered Labels stamp set and Apothecary Accents framelits.

Layered Labels
Naturals Composition specialty paper
Apothecary Accents Framelit
Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple, Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse card stock
Square lattice impressions folder
Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


The Late Night Stampers challenge this week is Anything But a Card so today I have a scrapbook page featuring the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper.

Under the title I have used the Large Scallop Edgelit to cut out some Crumb Cake card stock.

The sentiment and surrounding image are part of the designer series paper - one of the patterns has lots of pieces you can cut out with sayings or journaling pieces.

Fan Fair DSP
Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray card stock
Basic Gray classic ink
Basic Gray marker
Neutrals buttons

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mini Wallet Album

I have seen several little albums that would fit in a wallet recently and I thought I would put a quick and easy one together too. 

There aren't really any fancy embellishments, just some card stock, designer series paper and pictures in the album.

3 1/2" x 12" Midnight Muse scored at 3", 6" and 9"
2 - 2 3/4" x 6 1/2" Summer Starfruit scored at 3 1/4"
2 3/4" x 6 1/2" Raspberry Ripple scored at 3 1/4"

Belly Band
1 1/2" x 9" Patio Party DSP
In Color Dahlia
Apothecary accents framelit (Baja Breeze)
1 3/4" circle (Midnight Muse)
1 3/8" circle (Raspberry Ripple)
1 1/4" circle Patio party DSP

Mats for pictures
2 1/2" x 3" for 1st layer
2 1/4" x 2 3/4" for second layer

I embossed the cover of the album with the Fancy Fan impressions folder

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Catalog Stamp Camp projects

We had such a fun time at our Stamp Camp yesterday and I wanted to share the projects we created using some new catalog items.

Aren't these little thank yous that Lisa made adorable?

We had a great time showing off the new In colors and other fun products and samples!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June Stamp Club projects

The cards we did for Stamp Club this month were cased from some I found on Pinterest and I just changed them up a little bit.

The layout uses the Floral District Designer Series paper and the oval accents die and apothecary accents framelits.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fun with Scraps

Last weekend I took the kids to the cabin and as I usually do, I took some things along to stamp for after they go to bed or if it is raining, etc.  This time when I packed, I only took scraps so I forced myself to make a dent in the pile that has accumulated!  These are a couple of cards that came out of the scrap pile.

Mixed Bunch
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Peach Parfait card stock
Wisteria Wonder, Pacific Point classic ink
Blossoms punch
2 1/2" circle punch
Modern label punch
Word Window punch
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Vintage wallpaper impressions folder
Square lattice impressions folder
Finial Press impressions folder

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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!