Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our Late Night Stampers challenge is to CASE a project that we either saw at convention or that someone posted on their blog from convention.  I wish I could give credit to the person who made the card I CASED, but it was apparently on a board with a bunch of other cards and I don't know who made it.  If it was you...let me know!

The original card was sponged and used Crumb cake as the base and for the sentiment.  I also changed the ribbon and the third layer, but the concept is the same.

Kindness Matters
Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla card stock
Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede ink
First edition paper
Naturals composition paper
Beautiful Butterflies die
2 1/2" circle punch
 Vintage wallpaper folder
Victoria crochet trim ribbon
basic pearls

Monday, July 30, 2012

Serene Silhouettes

I am trying a new color combination with this card using Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Baja Breeze...I think it looks ok, what do you think?

Serene Silhouettes
Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White card stock
Patio Party dsp, Subtles dsp paper stack
Baja Breeze and Basic Gray classic ink
Delicate Doilies Sizzlit L
1 3/8" circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
2 1/2" circle punch

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mixed Bunch in Primrose Petals

Another Stamp A Stack card for you today, using Mixed Bunch and the Blossom Punch. 

This is a quick and easy one, but I love the way it turned out.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Clear Block Stamping

Today' card share is another one from my Stamp A Stack this week.  I just love block stamping and especially with this stamp set. 

We used Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze and More Mustard for the ink colors.  The stamp sets were French Foliage and Curly Cute.

Friday, July 27, 2012

On the Go

I made some scrapbook pages for a customer and thought I would share a few today.  These are some hybrid pages I made by printing designer papers from My Digital Studio and adding them to my layouts.  The collection is called On The Go and is perfect for little ones that love tractors, trucks and cars!

I added a few stamped images from the I Dig You stamp set because they matched perfectly!

Some of the papers and journaling pieces were retired but the colors matched with the On the Go set so well!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scentsational Season

Today's card falls into our Late Night Stampers Challenge again of Christmas in July.  This is created using some products from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog.

The embossing folder is called Holiday Frame and the stamp set with coordinating framelits are called Scentsational Season. 

I used the Sassy Salutations set for my sentiment on the inside.

Although it is hard to see in the pictures, I used some Dazzling Details on the snowflake  and sprayed the whole card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Out Comes the Sun

I don't often take out my embossing powder and heat tool, but for this card I used some Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on the boot and sentiment.  This stamp set is called Bootiful Occasions and is just too cute!

I added some Subtles Designer series paper from the stack and some Naturals composition paper along with some Polka dot embossed Cherry Cobbler and a Apothecary Accents piece cut out of Early Espresso.

My base is Crumb Cake and I used some fun little Baja Breeze buttons to finish off the card.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Snow Flurry

Well, we certainly haven't had any snow flurries here in this hot summer, but our Late Night Stampers challenge this week is themed Christmas in July.  I thought I would share some sneak peak products from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog in my sample for you.

We will have some Champagne Glimmer paper - something that adds that perfect bling factor to the Snow Flurry Bigz Die.

The designer paper is called Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer series paper and I love the flocked window sheets that are included in that (not shown here).

Christmas Wishes
Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stock
Old Olive classic ink
Candlelight Christmas specialty paper
Champagne Glimmer paper
Snow Flurry die
Neutrals Buttons
Chevron folder
Linen thread

Monday, July 23, 2012

You're in my Heart

This is one of my cards for the Stamp A Stack I am having tonight, can't wait!  It features the Reason to Smile stamp set and Comfort Cafe designer series paper.

Reason to Smile
Word Play
Comfort Cafe dsp
Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla card stock
Soft Suede, Midnight Muse classic ink
Soft Suede taffeta ribbon

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lots of Embossing!

Today's card is another using the Pleasant Poppies stamp, but this time I colored in the flowers and stems with ink and sponges.  The background embossing on the Crumb Cake layer is a sneak peek of from the Holiday Mini catalog and it is called Lacy Brocade.

I also used the Perfect Polka Dots and Delicate designs folders to add more texture.

Pleasant Poppies
Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi and Night of Navy classic ink
Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake card stock
2 3/4" scallop circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
3" circle die
scallops #2 die
large scallop edgelit
Delicate designs folder
Perfect polka dots folder
Lacy brocade folder
Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon
Victoria crochet trim
vintage trinkets
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch spritz

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Digital Studio

I thought I would share a page I did in My Digital Studio with you today.  It is so exciting to find out that MDS2 comes out August 1st!!  Remember, it you purchase My Digital Studio right now, you can get the MDS2 for FREE when it is available.

I added lots and lots of elements on this one but love the way it turned out. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mixed Bunch Birthday

More Primrose Petals for you today :)  I paired it with Raspberry Ripple and some Floral District designer series paper this time.  Don't think those little Dahlias are too cute?

The saying is from the new sentiment set called Sassy Salutations.  I really love the combination of the large scallop edgelit and the delicate designs folders!

Mixed Bunch
Sassy Salutations
Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White card stock
Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple classic ink
Floral District DSP
Blossom punch
Lucky Limeade bakers twine
Large scallop edgelit
Delicate designer folders

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Doilies and Poppies

I tried out the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit on this card and paired it with the Pleasant Poppies stamp set.  I had much more success with the Delicate Doilies die than I have with the Paper Doily one, but I have some new tricks to try so hopefully I can show you some samples with that ones soon too.

The background is the Chevron folder and I used Primrose Petals and Pretty in Pink along with Very Vanilla.  The stitched satin ribbon is the color Gumball Green.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July Stamp Club Projects

These are the projects we made for this month's stamp club.  I used the Reason to Smile stamp set on this one along with the Argyle folder and some Subtles designer paper stack paper.

This card was CASED from one in our Stampin' Success magazine - super cute and easy to put together.

I continued with the Subtles designer series paper stack on the layout and added some of the elegant butterflies that I punched out.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Embedded Embossing

Our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is to use the technique called embedded embossing on our projects.  I have chosen to use some sneak peak products from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog for my card.

I die cut some little stars out of Summer Starfruit and pasted them on my stamped base before I used the Lacy Brocade Folder on it.

The Stars were cut with the Holiday Collection Framelits dies and the stamp set used is called Evergreen.

I added some Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz to the card after I was finished with my layers.

Monday, July 16, 2012


This is another card from my last Stamp A Stack using the Betsy's Blossoms and Pursuit of Happiness stamp sets.  We added a little bling with basic rhinestones and some Pool Party ruffled ribbon.

Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Primrose Petals, Whisper White

Sunday, July 15, 2012

This Day Easel

My last project for the current UStamp with Dawn and Friends session called Keep Calm and UStamp On posted yesterday so I am able to share it with you.  It was another fun one to work on!

There is still time to catch all the great projects and you can start by going to www.ustampwithdawnandfriends.com

Saturday, July 14, 2012


I used this card as one in my last Stamp A Stack.  It features the stamp set Clockworks and the Polka Dot Parade designer series paper.

Friendly Phrases
Polka Dot Parade DSP
Whisper White, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry card stock
Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist classic ink
Large scallop edgelit
1/8" stitched grosgrain ribbon - Daffodil Delight and White
Argyle folder

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thinking of you

This card was fun to put together using some different dies and tools.  The Pink Pirouette oval accents die was pierced using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and then I used the Delicate Designs Folder to emboss it.  The Crumb Cake piece comes from the Petal Cone Die and the Baja Breeze piece from the Apothecary Accents framelits.

I used some Subtles Designer Series Paper stack and the You are Loved stamp set as well.

card stock - Rose Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette
ink: Baja Breeze and Rose Red

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Polka Dots and Layers

This card fits into our Late Night Stampers challenge this week even though I hadn't intended it to.  I used the Subtles Designer Series paper stack along with some Baja Breeze and Whisper White.

There are 3 layers of the large scallop edgelit that I also embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder.  I used a retired Baja Breeze button and some from the Naturals collection as well as some bakers twine and the Trust God stamp set.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Naturals Card Set

I have another project to share with you today that I designed for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Keep Calm and UStamp On.

I just love this Naturals Composition paper and had so much fun creating this set and matching box!

Come on over and join us if you would like to see more fantastic projects!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Another Reason to Smile

I have another sample for you using the Reason to Smile stamp set today which is our July promotion set.  (If you purchase $50 in products, you can also purchase this set for only $5!)

Our Late Night Stampers challenge this week is to use LOTS of layers so I think this card probably qualifies for that as well :)

In addition to the Reason to Smile set, I also used the Trust God stamp set for my sentiment.

Reason to Smile
Trust God
Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade classic ink and markers
Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder card stock
Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon
Finial Press impressions folder
Delicate Designs Folder
Large Scallop Edgelit

Monday, July 9, 2012

"Create" Skinny Notebook

A long time ago I bought some notebooks and had the stores cut them in three the long way for me but I haven't really used them (gasp!).  This notebook holder is really quick and easy to put together and even has a spot for a pen.

I used the Patio Party designer series paper and the Apothecary Accents framelits. 

The sentiment is from Loving Thoughts and I added some cute in color dahlias to the circles as well.

Don't you just love that ribbon?!

Loving Thoughts
Patio Party DSP
Primrose Petals classic ink
Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple card stock
Apothecary accents framelits
Argyle folder
Chevron folder
Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon
In Color dahlias
1 3/4" circle punch
Word window punch
Modern label punch
sticky strip
snail adhesive

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Last One

The final Artistan Award entry - a 3D box that I decorated on one side with my daughter, Maddie and on the other my sons, Hunter and Wyatt.  I know this was my favorite project and definitely another one I wish I could have back!

The outside of the box was covered with First Edition DSP on the front and all sides.

The stamp set I used was Field Flowers and I also threw in Tiny Tags for the little vintage tag I added by the Trinket key.

On the boy's side, I used I Dig You and Word Play for my stamp sets and the Berry Blossoms dsp and Tea Party Simply Scrappin' Kit dsp. 

I added the brads from the Vintage trinkets collection to all the "moving parts" of the equipment and used buttons for boulders.

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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!