Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More Valentines

Here is another card using the Love You Much stamp set. I pretty much cased this card exactly from Julie. I only changed the ribbon and the background paper. Such a cute and easy Valentine.

Stamps: Love You Much, Holidays and Wishes

CS: White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Candy Cane

Ink: Riding Hood Red, White Craft

Other: Non SU ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Top Note Die, Big Shot

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love You Much stamp set

This stamp set is part of a great promotion. Get the stamps, paper and a great punch for 20% off. Just click on the online ordering in the upper right corner for more info. I cased this card from Jenn Dircks. I just changed the flower into a punch.

Stamps: Love You Much

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss

CS: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy, Urban Garden, Pink Pirouette, White

Other: Aquapainter, Brads, Punch

Friday, December 19, 2008

Love You Much Promotion

Love You Much Promotion
Dates: December 23, 2008 - January 31, 2009
Get ready for Valentine's Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405). The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:
Love You Much stamp set $25.95
Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla) $9.95
Heart To Heart punch $15.95
Bundle Retail Value $51.85
Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405) $41.48

This is a message board made with a 5 X 7 peice of chipboard covered with cardstock. There is a magnet on the back. The post it notes can be refilled when empty. The little paperclip bookmark is a seperate little gift.
Stamps: Love You Much
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper clip, New Heart Punch

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas tags

This great tag idea comes from Becky Roberts. I love the Big Shot Machine. It makes these projects so easy!

Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, AYC2

CS: Real Red, Real Red patterened, White

Ink: Black

Other: Markers, Ribbon, Glitter, Big Shot Machine, Top Note Die

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Every month demonstrators get a magazine called Stampin' Success. There are lots of great ideas in it. This month there was a beautiful necklace. I needed something for my grandma for Christmas this year except she likes pins. So I took this necklace idea and made it into a pin instead.
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Naturals Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Red Ribbon, Flower Fusion Too, Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The final baby announcements

Here are the announcements that my friend picked out for her twins. It took me about a month but I finally finshed 124 of them! Since my little one is a year old I don't get a lot of time in my craft room and he likes to help by eating the paper so I had to wait until he was taking a nap or sleeping for the night. I think these turned out cute though.

Stamps: By Ones and By Twos, Bundle of Joy
CS: Lovely Lilac, Sage Shadow, White, Brocade Blue
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Sage Shadow, Brocade Blue
Other: Sage Shadow and Blue ribbon, Tag punches, Label punch

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Snowman Boxes

These are little snowman boxes I made for a sale. There are two little Hersey bars decorated inside each one. I got the ideas for the snowmen from Dawn's website. I just modified the measurements to fit the boxes that I had. These would make great little gifts for teachers, co-workers, delivery people....anyone that you want to give a little treat too.

Stamps: All Holidays
CS: White, Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: White
Other: Lots of punches!, glitter, white gel pen, pop dots

Monday, November 24, 2008


Normally I only post about stamping stuff but.....I went and saw the movie on Saturday. It was awesome! If you are not a fan of the books by Stephanie Meyer I am not sure if you will like it but I sure did. I saw some online mutterings about one of the scenes (baseball game) being too weird but I thought it followed the book very well. If I had time right now I would go see it again. I certainly will be buying it when it comes out on DVD. Plus they announced that they will be going ahead with the second movie. So cool! If you like vampire stories I recomend that you go out and get Stephanie's books (make sure you read Midnight Sun on her website too) and then see the movie.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Annother baby announcement

This is another baby announcement that didn't get picked. This one is very simple.

I will try to make up a sample of the winning one without the babies pictures and names and post that tomorrow.

Stamps: By Ones and Twos

Ink: Black

CS: Bashful Blue, White, Green Galore

Other: Markers, Non SU ribbon

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baby Announcements

I am making baby announcements for a friend that had twins. This is one of the ideas that didn't get picked. I got the idea from a card on Splitcoast stampers.
Stamps: By Ones and Twos, Print Pattern, Bundle of Joy
CS: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Ivory
Ink: Black, Mellow Moss
Other: Ribbon, Punches, Markers

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cutest Box Ever!

This is just the cutest thing! I got the directions from Andrea Walfords Blog. I don't have the stamp set she used so I substituted a different one. This box holds 4 X 4 cards.

Stamps: Mr. Twigster

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Black

CS: Close to Cocoa, Bliss Blue, White

Other: Glitter, 2 way glue pen, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4 square Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Marker

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bulletin Board

This is another one of the projects we are making at the Holiday Stamp Camp on the 21st. Please let me know if you would like to sign up.

This is a 12 X 12 Bulletin board that you can use to hold photos, cards...whatever.

CS: Designer
Other: Cardboard, Ribbon, Brads, Stapler

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Scallop Envelope Box

This is one of the projects for my Holiday Stamp Camp on November 21st. It is a box made with the Scallop Envelopes with the Big Shot Machine.

CS: Ruby Red, Designer
Other: Felt Flurries, Brads

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hostess Gift

This is the gift for my hostess for and upcoming workshop. It is a notebook covered with designer paper. The snowflake on the front is made with the Big Shot die and a felt snowflake over it. The pen is just covered on the outside with the same designer paper. Easy but pretty.

Stamps: none
CS: Four Seasons (retired), Shimmery White
Ink: none
Other: Snowflake die, Big Shot Machine, Felt Flurries, Pen, Ice Brad, Scallop Edge punch

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cards on the go kit

My upline shared this cool idea with us at a meeting last year. This is a mini version (hers used 20 of the regular size cards and a bigger box). You use the plastic stamp case, puch two holes in the top to string the ribbon and fill it with cards and envelopes.

The text reads: Cards on the Go In a hurry? In need of a card for that special occasion? For a birthday wish, a co-worker that needs a lift, or to thank someone for that special gift? Here are some cards for you!
Open Case
Remove Card
Write message and sign
Place in Envelope
Deliver and watch them smile
Contents 10 stamped note cards

Stamps: Basket Full of Fun (retired)
Paper: Mini notecards and envelopes, white, Real Red
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prisma color pencils, gamsol, blending stump, ribbon

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The second punch card

Here is the second card you can make at my upcoming class.

I got this idea from

Remember you can click on any of my cards to make them bigger.

Stamps: Season of Friendship

CS: Eggplant Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Black

Ink: Black, Close to Cocoa

Other: Lots of punches

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Punch Cards

I will be having a punch card class in November. If you are on my mailing list watch your email for the date and time. Here is one of the cards you will be making.

Is that just totally cute or what? I can say that since I didn't come up with the idea. :) I got it from Dawn Griffith's blog. It is so easy to make.

Stamps: All Holidays

CS: Black, White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: White

Other: Lots of punches, White gel pen

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Special fold card

My upline taught us this card at our last technique meeting. It uses the tag punch folded to make the flower.

Stamps: Heard from the Heart

CS: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Vanilla, Designer paper (I'm not sure which one)

Ink: Always Artichoke

Other: Ticket corner punch, brads, Boho Blossoms punch

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Season of Friendship

This stamp set is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I wasn't sure if I liked it at first but now that I have played with it I love it! This is a case of a card by Mary Jo Albright.

Stamps: Season of Friendship

Ink: Chocolate Chip, White, Baja Breeze

CS: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Holiday Treasures

Other: Alpine Ribbon Orginials, Little Felt Flurries, Ice Brads, Cutter Kit

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mr. Twigster

What a cute stamp set! I love snowmen too so Mr. Twigster had to be mine. This is a card that I am doing for my uplines next swap.

Stamps: Mr. Twigster, All Holidays

CS: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, White, Holiday Treasures, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Black

Other: Markers, Little Felt Flurries, Alpine Ribbon Orginals

Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby wipe cards

Boy that title sounds weird huh? Anyway, with a nearly one year old crawling around the house I have plenty of baby wipes to play with. Here are two cards that I made for an upcoming workshop. The first card is based on one from my grandma upline. I changed it up a bit.
You take a baby wipe and put a few drops of different color reinkers on it. That is your ink pad now! You just dab your stamp into it and stamp onto your paper. Super easy.

The second card uses the same baby wipe. You kind of wad it up and then swipe it across white cardstock to make this cool background. Two techniques in one!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
CS: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Ruby Red, White, Vanilla
Ink: Vanilla, Old Olive
Other: Old Olive, Ruby Red, More Mustard reinkers, Baby wipe, Cutter Kit, Chocolate Chip Ribbon

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Halloween

Here is another Halloween card from last year.

Stamps: Booglie Eyes
Paper: Black, Only Orange, White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Clear Button, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Only Orange and Garden Green reinkers, Markers
Techniques: Baby wipe swipe

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I don't think I have shared this card yet. I just love Halloween and this was my favorite new stamp set last year.

Stamps: Best Fiends, Just between Fiends
Paper: New halloween paper, Watercolor paper, Pumpkin
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Clear Button, Hemp, Prisma Pencils

Friday, October 10, 2008

Stampin' Up! Birthday Promotion

Birthday Promotion
Dates: October 1-31, 2008
Promotion Details:
Spend $20 in regular catalog merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20 perent off.
Click on the picture to go to my website for more info. Remember you can order there anytime!
This was a card that I made as a sample for some baby announcments for a friend last year.

Stamps: Wild About You, AYC II
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Brads, Sharpie marker (to color the brads), Ticket Corner Punch

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another 10 for $10 card

This is another card that you can make at my 10 for $10 class on October 4th.

This was a card shown at Convention. I just changed the stamp sets and the colors.

Stamps: Happy Everything, Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel

CS: White, Summer Sun, Eggplant Envy, Really Rust, Black

Ink: Black, Summer Sun

Other: Large and Small Star Punchs, Brads

Sunday, September 21, 2008

10 for $10 card class

Here is one of the cards you can make at my upcoming 10 for $10 class.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy

CS: Only Orange, Rainbow Sherbert

Ink: Black

Other: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Spring Flowers Die, Fun Foam, Ribbon

The Flowers are made with fun foam cut with the Big Shot machine and a die.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fun Halloween treats

I got this great idea from this blog Chic N Scratch to make these little covers for mini Kit Kat bars. I copied her Frankenstien and Mummy and then made my own Vampire and Witch. They are super easy and fast to make.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Open House

This is one of the make and takes for my open house on August 30th. You will get to make two free cards just for coming. Please let me know if you can make it!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes

CS: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, White

Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss

Other: Square Scallop Punch, Silver Cord

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Halloween Stamps!

I love Halloween. I have so much fun dressing up my kids and taking them out trick or treating. I get a kick out of passing out candy too and seeing all of the other kids costumes. I just couldn't resist the new Halloween stamps from Stampin' Up! This is my first card with them.

Stamps: House of Haunts
CS: Pumpkin Pie, White, Ghostly Greetings
Ink: Black Craft
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Markers, Ribbon, Cutter Kit

Creative Challenge Card

Stampin' Up!'s CEO Shelli has made her own blog! Check it out here.... one of the things she has posted is a creative challenge. Since I have a 10 month old to chase after at home I don't get as much time to stamp as I would like too. So, my card is one that I made a couple of years ago for the Madison Regional convention.

Stamps: Wonderful Words
Paper: Night of Navy, Cardstock Vellum, White
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Eyelets, Snowflake Brass Template, Stylus

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pretties Pin

This is a pin that I made with all Stampin' Up! items. I used the flowers from the Pretties Kit and colored them with markers. Then I dabbed a bit of glue on the ends of some of the petals and dipped them in Dazzeling Diamonds glitter. All of them are held together with glue dots and then I put an adhesive pin back on.

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Sizzix dies

Starting in September Stampin' Up! will be carrying the Big Shot die cut machine by Sizzix. Demos can preorder the machine and dies. There will be several that are exclusive to SU!. This is my first card with one of the dies called Flower Layers. All supplies by Stampin' Up! If you click on the picture you will see a larger image of the card. The flower looks kind of soft. I did that by putting the die cut onto a mouse pad and then rubbing it all over with a stylus. When you do that the layers start to seperate. Carefully pull them apart and you end up with two flowers and the insides are soft.

Stamps: All Holidays

CS: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink

Ink : Black

Other: Sizzix die, Scallop punch

Thursday, August 7, 2008


This is a card for a co worker who is leaving to go to Vet school. Since we all have been working with cattle TB all year I thought a card with cows would be good. This is from an image CD from Diamonds.

Stamps: AYC 1 (SU!)

CS: White, Brocade Blue (SU!), Basic Grey

Ink: Black (SU!)

Other: Ribbon, Copic markers

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Way to Go!

I just love this set from Gina K! I even got it autographed by Gina herself when I bought it. So cool!

Stamps: Way to Go (Gina K)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: Afternoon Tea, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip (all SU!), Walmart white
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Ticket corner punch (SU!), Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Gamsol and stumps (Gina K)
This is such a great stamp set to make funny cards. I can't wait to play with it more.

Monday, July 28, 2008

New Fresh Cuts stamp set

This picture is kind of dull....the colors are much better in real life. The stamp set is a new one that will be in the upcoming catalog. The card is die cut on the front (the flower shape). Envelopes come with the cards.
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
CS: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Fresh Cuts Notes
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Other: Flower Punch, Oval Punches, Pearl from the Pretties Kit

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Down on the Farm

I played with my Gina K stamps tonight. I needed some more birthday cards for my card box at work. I came up with this cute little one with the cow stamp.

Stamps: Down on the Farm (Gina K)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Black
CS: Stampin' Up! Vanilla, Stampin' Up! Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey
Other: Target Dollar Spot ribbon, brads, Koh-I-Noor Pencils, blending stump, gamsol

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Stuff!

Finally! I got a chance to sit down and play with my new Stampin' Up! stuff. I needed to create a card for the make and takes at my uplines next meeting. This is what I came up with:

Stamps: Serene Spring, All Holidays and Canvas
Ink: Black StazOn, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette
CS: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Watercolor
Other: Scallop Punch Edge, Aquapainter, Ticket Corner Punch
The Ric Rac in the middle of the card was made by taking a one inch wide strip and punching one side with the Scallop Punch Edge and then the other side offset a bit. That is not my idea....I have seen lots of samples on the web with it so I am not sure who came up with it first. Very neat idea though! :) Click on the picture if you would like to see it larger.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fire Hydrant card

This is a birthday card for my mother in law. She is a fire chief so I thought this would be cute. I got the idea from a couple of different blogs. The base of the card is just a normal size and then I used punches and two strips of extra paper to make it. All of the peices were sponged on the edges with black ink before I put it together.
CS: Real Red, White
Ink: Black
Other, Markers, Ribbon, Lots of punches
Here is a link to Lauren's blog with great directions.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Father's Day Card

This is the card I made for my dad this year. The image is from the Diamonds CD that I got from Ebay. I printed it on White SU cardstock and then colored him in with Copics. I just love those markers! My dad's favorite color is purple so I made the tackle box purple so I could tie it into the base of the card.

Here is what the inside looks like:::::

That is one nasty looking fish!

Stamps: none

CS: White, Old Olive, Eggplant Envy

Ink: Eggplant Envy (for the saying)

Other: Copics, Corner punch, fibers

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The last Gina K sample (until I make more) :)

I work for the Board of Animal Health so I just had to have this stamp set from Gina K. We deal mainly with cows, sheep and pigs so this set is perfect for birthday cards here.

Stamps: Down on the Farm (Gina K)
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White, Designer
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamisol, blending stump, ribbon, corner rounder, scallop punch

Monday, June 9, 2008

More Gina K Stamps!

Here are the owls again! :) They are just too fun. This is a sketch from splitcoast stampers. I stamped the owls first and colored them in then punched them out. It is much easier to center them if you stamp before you punch.

Stamps: Owl Always Love You
Paper: Bashful Blue, White, Old Olive, Designer
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamisol, blending stump, punch

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Owls seem to be the hot thing in stamps right now. Every company has a set or two. This one is from anther Gina K set that I bought a couple of weeks ago. It is just too cute!

Stamps: Owl Always Love You (Gina K)
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, gamisol, blending stump, ribbon

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Feeling Crabby?

I got to meet Gina K at the Rubber Stamp show in St. Paul a couple of weeks ago. What a nice person! I ended up buying five of her stamp sets there. :) Who could resisit such cute images? Check out her website if you would like to see more of her stamps

Stamps: Just Be Claws

CS: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Designer, White

Ink: Black

Other: Prismacolor pencils, Mineral Spirits (to blend the pencils)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Diamonds CD

This card is made with images from a great new CD that I bought on Ebay. The company used to make rubber stamps under the name of Diamond but now she just sells the images on CD's. You can print them out any size you want. It has been lots of fun to play with so far.

Click on the card to see a bigger image. I used Copic markers to color it all in. I have to say, these Copics are a lot of fun to use. This is really my first try with them. After making this card I had to run out and buy some more colors! :) The base is Creamy Caramel Cardstock then Close to Cocoa and the image is printed on white. The saying is matted on Pretty In Pink.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

This isn't the best picture (click on it to see it larger) is the tag that I demoed at the Rubber Stamp Expo in St. Paul last weekend. The new pigment inks are Juniper and Purple Twilight (two of my favorites). The Snow Cap white was awesome too. It was easy to stamp detailed images without getting globs of ink on the paper.

For this tag I stamped the poem first and emobossed with clear then stamped the new flower and embossed again. Then I sponged Juniper around the edges of the tag. I also did some on white and black glossy paper but I left those samples with David from Rubbernecker Stamps.

Here are the names of the stamps (copied from Sherry's blog click here to see her wonderful samples with these stamps) Unreleased Floral Silhouette and Rubbernecker Valentine Collection How Do I Love Thee SKU:246-13 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company