Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best Wishes

Help!  I can't stop creating.  I could only get 6 hours sleep in 2 days, then I sleep for 1-1/2 days, then I'm up cleaning house and creating cards!

I was eating left-over Valentine candy from Arla'a project last month when I noticed the colors - Groovy Guava & Orchid Opulence.  Inspiration kicked in and this is the result.  I love it.


CS - Orchid Opulence, Groovy Guava (retired), Whisper White
Stamps - Happy Moments, Oval All
DSP - Cottage Wall
Classic Ink - Groovy Guava (retired), Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accesories - Blender Pen, Scalloped Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Pearls - other

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring is Near Class

Spring is near! Soon the weather will turn warmer, the grass will be green and the trees and flowers will
be abloom. Birds will be singing and we will be donning our pretty Easter attire.

Join me as we create six pretty cards with a butterfly theme. You’ll use our new punches with our gorgeous new In Color cardstock and it’s Sale-a-Bration time!! This is Stampin Up’s most anticipated sale of the year. You won’t want to miss out on this.

Purchase $50 in Stampin Up products and earn FREE product. More choices for you this year than ever!

Spring Is Near Stamp Class
Saturday, March 20
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
My Place
Class Fee is $15.00

(if you are allergic to cats, please let me know, we will have class at an alternate location)

(Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. They must be paid at least 2 weeks in advance of the class to allow time for ordering and to be pre-cut for you)

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CS - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Kraft
Classic Ink - Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Stamps - A Beautiful Life, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches - Scalloped Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Eyelet Border
Accessories - Chocolage Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Designer Buttons Sherbet

I was blog hopping & found this card by Biscuitlid.  I liked it so much that I stopped & made this card.  The color combo drew my attention first, then it was the flower stamp and because I have it & I haven't used in a long time I knew I had the supplies to make it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Kathy

Kathy loves Asian inspired cards so this is for her.  The decorative paper was purchased from a store in Ann Arbor, MI about 3 years ago.  I'm sorry I can't remember the name. 

CS - YoYo Yellow, Lavendar Lace, Basic Black & Whisper White
Stamps - other
Classic Inc - Basic Black, Lavendar Lace, YoYO Yellow
Ribbon - Organza
Accessories - Big Shot, Embosslits Beautiful Wings

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 127

Hi all.  Hope you are having a good week.  It has been a busy one for me. 


CS - Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
DSP - Sweet Pea
Stamps - Happy Moments (sale-a-bration)
Accessories - Stampin Write Markers Chcolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chp Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons Fresh Favorites II, Designer Brads Flower Assortment, Horizontal Slot Punch

I've used this stamp recently, hope you aren't getting bored!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Is this not the prettiest card you have ever seen?  Lisa had made this card awhile back & I just flipped over it!  When we got together to stamp recently, she brought this card for us to make.  Thanks Lisa!

We used Whisper White CS, Vintage Vogue Stamps and the Very Vintage Wheel with Chocolate Chip ink, I think.  We stamped the floral design in Versamark and embossed it in white, then sponged in Taken with Teal and I can't remember the other color.  After that we took a paper towel and wiped off the ink from embossed images. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

For You

I love the simplicity of this card in addition to the colors. 

CS - Kraft, Taken With Teal, Whisper White
Stamps - Happy Moments (Sale-a-Bration)
DSP - Sweet Pea
Accessories - Stampin Write Markers Taken With Teal, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Clear Buttons
Punches - 3/8" Corner Rounder, Modern Label, 3/4" Circle

Tip:  Use clear buttons and cs to match your project when you don't have the right color of button

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Candles & Wishes

Another use for your scraps. 

CS - Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White
DSP - Cottage Wall
Stamps - Whimsical Words (Sale-a-bration)
Classic Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, February 19, 2010


I just love the color combo of Kraft and Whisper White!

CS - Kraft
Stamps - Best Wishes & More
Craft Ink - Chocolate Chip
Rub-Ons - Love & Happiness (retired)
DSP - Bella Bleu
Accessories - Designer Buttons Latte, Linen Thread, Paper Piercer, Needle

Happy Spring

This is such a different type of card for me but I have to say I do like it!  The finished card is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Textured CS - Pale Plum
Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron
DSP - Sweet Pea
Stamps - Fancy Flexible Phrases (retired)
Classic Ink - Rose Red
Accessories - Crimper, Pretties Kit, Aqua Painter, Designer Buttons Playground, White Embroidery Floss, Sizzlits Alpha Rat-a-Tat
Punches - Scalloped Edge, 1/16" Circle Handheld

Awaken your creativity today!  Try one of my spring cards.  Thanks so much stopping by.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 125

Still in the creative mode.  Yeah!  I did this card Monday, but needed the last element & I couldn't find what I was looking for.  Those of you who are crafters I have a question.  Is there anyone out there that can find what they want & when they want it?  I'm always thinking of a better place to put something, then I can't remember where I put it.  I am however starting to be aware of this when I move something and try to leave it where it is. 

Isn't this card pretty?  Thanks for looking at my creations.

Textured CS - Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
CS - Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Stamps - Abundant Joy (clear mounted)
StazOn Ink - Black
Accessories - Stampin Write Marker, So Saffron Grosgrain Gribbon (retired), Blender Pen
Punches - Circle 1-1/4, 1-3/8 & Scalloped, Scallop Trim Border, Pearls(other)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Spring Is On Its Way

Last night I was sitting at my desk wondering what I was going to do next.  I had some scraps of DSP in front of me so instead of filing them away I decided to design a card for them.  (sigh, I have so many scraps)  I think it turned our really cute.  Hope you like it, too.  Lovely of you to stop by.

CS - Bashful Blue, So Saffron
DSP - Sweet Pea
Ribbon - Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain
Accessories - Mini Envelope Template (retired), Designer Hardware Basic Jumbo Grommets, Designer Brads Flower Asstmt.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Moments

I'm meeting Lisa and her Mother-in-Law for lunch later today, then we're coming back to my place to stamp.  I wanted to use my new stamps Happy Moments from our Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  You can get it FREE with a $50 purchase.  I used Taken With Teal, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White CS, DSP Sweet Pea, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Taken With Teal and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and a Blender Pen. 
This is a second card we will make.  I used the Mojo Monday 125 Sketch with Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper Whtie, Bashful Blue CS, DSP Sweet Pea, So Saffron Grosgrain (retired), Designer Buttons Sherbet, Punches 3/4" Circle, Curly Label, Oval Coluzzle, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine Stamp Camp

Yesterday I went to my friend Monique's Valentine Stamp Camp and had lots of fun!  Here are the cards we made.  We also made a candy bar holder but I ate the candy so can't show you that one.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, February 5, 2010

What's Your Favorite?

I just got Martha Stewart's Cupcake punch tonight and had to play with it as soon as I got home!  I went looking for a sketch at SCS and found SC206.  Love how it turned out.  It's quite bright, though.  Not one you would like to get if you're having a migrane.  (chuckle)

So what's your favorite cupcake flavor?  Is it one you make or do you get it from somewhere?  If so, let me know where.  I'm in search of the best cupcake.

CS - Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
DSP - Rich Razzleberry
Accesories - Crushed Curry Ribbon, Designer Buttons Sherbet, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Punches - Scalloped Circle

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sketch & Color Challenge

The need to create hit me late last night, so I chose this weeks' Mojo scketch and Splitcoast's Color Challenge of Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Bravo Burgundy.  I have never used this combo before and I find I really enjoyed working with it.  That's part of the fun of taking someone else's challenge, stepping outside of your box and finding something new and fun!

CS - Basic Gray, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink - Basic Gray
DSP - Razzleberry Lemonade
Stamps - Like it a Latte 
Punches - Scallop, 1-3/8" Circle, Eyelete Edge
Accessories - Ribbon Originials Prep School (retired), Dimensionals, Stampin Write Marker Crushed Curry, Aqua Painter, Mini Library Clips, Designer Brads Filigree, Rhinestone Brads Circle Fire, fibers other

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Like It A Latte

Here's another card that let me use scraps.  I used the Coluzzle to cut a circle, cut that in half, put it up on Dimensionals.  Punched a Certainly Celery Green circle out of cs, then took my 1" Circle punch and centered it over the 1st punched out portion to make the handle for my coffe cup.  Stamped the steam in Versamark, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, added some ribbon and voila.  Isn't it sweet?  Thanks for stopping by. 

CS - Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery
DSP - Afternoon Tea
Ink - Versamark
Stamps - Like it a Latte (retired)
Ribbon Originals - Sweet Shop (retired)
Tools and Punches - Circle 3/4" and 1", Coluzzle, Horizontal Slot
Accessories - Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder

Have Fun

I love projects where I can use some of my scraps!  Note how the sentiment "have fun" goes with the fun design. 
Textured Cardstock - Crushed Curry
DSP - Razzleberry Lemonade
Punch - 3/4" Circle
Alpha Dies - other
Accessories - Dimensionals


I'm in love with this card.  The colors are so soft and just make me think of Spring.  The stamped images are done by using a wheel.  So easy and so pretty with the satin ribbon and the 3 little hearts at the bottom.  Thanks Lisa.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Black & White

This is our newest member Becky's card.  Love the black & white and all of it's layers.  I forgot to stamp my greeting on the tag.  Shoot. 

Monday, February 1, 2010


What a great color combo!  Can't wait to try this one out for myself.  Look at how Arla perfectly punched the edges with our new corner and border punches!  I believe she also dyed our ribbon with an ink pad!