Friday, December 17, 2010

New stamps!

As a demo I get to preorder new stamps. This set will be a free one that you can get during Sale a Bration next month. The paper, ribbon and buttons that you can earn too are so bright and fun! This stamp set has images that can be used with or without coordinating punches.

Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pacific Point
CS: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Ice Cream Parlor DS (SAB)
Other: Owl Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Ice Cream Parlor Buttons (SAB), Twine

Thursday, December 16, 2010


This is the most adorable card! I totally cased it from Dawn. She has the cutest ideas.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Northern Hearts
Ink: White Craft, Black
CS: Crumb Cake, White, Black, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Circle Punches, Snowflake Punch, black Marker

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Buffalo Birthday

I saw this card on Splitcoast by Natasha and just loved it. I changed a couple of things but kept it mainly the same as hers.

Stamps: In Wilderness, All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip
CS: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, To the Nines DS, Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Brad, Big Shot Machine, Lattice Die, Paper Piercer

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Northern Hearts

This is a level one hostess set in the Holiday Mini catalog. I wanted to do something other than the obvious Christmas cards. I came up with this Wedding/shower card.

Stamps: Northern Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Marina Mist
CS: Marnia Mist, Old Olive, Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Other: Old Olive & Real Red Markers, Old Olive Ribbon, Oval Punch, Big Shot Machine, Dots & Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Birthday Invites

This is the birthday invite I came up with for my son's party. He loves trains. I made the engine blue (like Thomas the Train). He thinks they are cute even if it isn't the real Thomas. :)

Stamps: Choo Choo, Dot Invitation(retired)
CS: Garden Green, White
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Garden Green
Other: Black Marker

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fun cased Halloween card

I totally cased this card from Dawn Griffith. I didn't put on the glitter though. I needed quite a few of these fast so I skipped that part. :) She has such cute Halloween ideas on her blog!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Black
CS: Black, White, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango
Otherl Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Bat Punch, White gel pen

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Big Shot Die

This new die from Stampin' Up! makes these little popper boxes so easy. Just run your paper through the machine put a little strip of sticky strip on one end and fold it up. Super simple.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween treats

I just love Halloween! I found these cute little treats on Splitcoast by Nikki Bond so I had to copy them. I happened to have the little eyeball candy so it worked out perfect. The background paper is retired now but I keep all of it anyway. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Big birthday card

This card is designed to fit in a legal size envelope. It can also hold a large paper gift certificate (you know the old kind instead of the new gift cards) :).

Stamps: Party Hearty
CS: Pacific Point, Old Olive, White
Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive
Other: Ribbon, circle punch

Saturday, July 31, 2010

CASED Butterfly card

I completely cased this card from Mary Brown. The only thing I changed are the colors of the butterfly's and the saying. I just love Mary's work. I have been following her stuff since before blogs were here. :)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black
CS: White, Perfect Plum, So Saffron,Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze
Other: Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Manly birthday

I know lots of us struggle to make cards that are suitable for men. This awesome new stamp set is just perfect. There is a buffalo, eagle and a wolf image (plus a quote). This is a card I came up with quick for birthdays but you could replace the saying with just about anything.

Stamps: In Wilderness, Occasional Quotes
CS: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Big Shot Machine, Polka Dot and Lattice Embossing folders, Cutter Kit, Sponge

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Aviary stamp set

This is such a cute new set from the catalog. I just had to add it to my first order. This little owl is my favorite but there are three other cute little birds as well. To make the bird cage I stamped the main part first then I put a post it note over the top and stamped the stand so I would only get a little part of it on the bottom. I added one of the new Rhinestones to the top of the cage. I think this might just be the make and take at my open house next weekend....:)
Stamps: Aviary, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: White, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Subtles patterned, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Marina Mist, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Marina Mist Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Rhinestones

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Textured Background

Happy 4th of July! I only have blue and white on this card but what the heck, I am going to post it anyway. :)

To get this look I stamped first onto white cardstock then ran the piece through my
Big Shot with the folder. I think it gives the card a very nice background.

Stamps: Inspired By Nature
Ink: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
CS: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, White
Other: Big Shot, Butterfly Embosslits, Lattice folder, Marina Mist Ribbon

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A quick anniversary card

I am currently working on lots of quick and easy cards. This one is for anniversaries. You can't quite see it in the picture but the butterflies and spritzed with a mixture of alcohol and Shimmer Paint.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: So Saffron
CS: So Saffron, White
Other: Big Shot, non SU embossing folder, Butterfly Embosslits, So Saffron Ribbon, Half pearls, Shimmer Paint

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The other three....

Here are the other three fast simple birthday cards that I made with the Pun Fun stamp set. The recipe is the same as the other cards.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Simple birthday cards

I was asked to design some very simple kids birthday cards. I came up with five of them using the same layout and stamp set. Here are two of them. I will share the others later this week. This layout just uses up scrap paper.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Black
CS: White, non SU patterned scraps
Other: Watercolor pencils, blender pen

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New hostess sets for 2010-2011

As a demo I get to pre order from the new catalog. :) These two hostess sets were actually free for me. One was free if you ordered the new colors and the other I earned from Sale-a-Bration sales this year. There is nothing like free stamps! :)

Stamps: Because I Care (Level 1), Occasional Quotes (level 3)
Ink: Black, Always Artichoke
CS: Eggplant Envy, Always Artichoke, Vanilla
Other: Eggplant Envy & Always Artichoke Marker, Cutter Kit, Ribbon, Polka Dot Folder, Big Shot Machine.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Long time since posting....

Well my household has been going through a big change so I haven't had time to do much in my craft room. I did have a club planned and this is the project I sent them to do. It is a small gift bag made with the Big Shot and a plain white small lunch bag.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: So Saffron, Sweet Pea DS, Taken With Teal
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Clear Circle Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Brad, Old Olive Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thomas the Train blanket

My little one LOVES Thomas the train. I made him a little bag a while back and I thought it would be cute to make a little blanket too. So I did. There were two squares left over so I made a tiny 'squishy' for him too. He just holds it in his hand and squishes it (so that is why he calles it a squishy).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Guy card

I have a workshop this Friday and the hostess requested a guy card. This Tool Time stamp set is just perfect. There are sentiments on each stamp but I trimmed them off and mounted them on the side of my wood block so I could use the tools and sentiments separately.

Stamps: Tool Time
Ink: Black
CS: Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Always Artichoke, To the Nines DS
Other: Silver Brads, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Cutter Kit

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chick box

I made this cute little box for an upcoming workshop. There are little chocolate eggs inside. These would be fun to put at each persons plate if you were having an Easter lunch. Or they are just fun to give out to people.

Stamps: A Good Egg
Ink: Crushed Curry, Black
CS: Crushed Curry, Pink Passion, White, Bermuda Bay DS
Other: Bermuda Bay ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Big Shot, Box # 2 Die

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ashley's purse

My daughter asked me to make her one of the rag bags with skull fabric. She just loves skulls for some reason (you can see her pajama pants in the picture and the shirt she has on behind the purse has a skull too). Anyway, I found some pink and glittery skull fabric at Walmart and made her this purse. It turned out pretty cute (for skulls). :)

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: none
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gumball machine (with M & M's)

Wow, two posts in two days....I am on a roll. :) This is the card I came up with for my stamp club this Friday night. I got the original idea from Becky Roberts. I just changed it into a full card.

Stamps: Something Sweet
Ink: Real Red, Black
CS: Real Red, Black, White
Other: Ribbon, Treat Cups, 1 3/4 circle punch, Round Tab punch, M & M's

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cased Sympathy card

I needed to make a bunch of sympathy cards for someone at work. I completely cased this card from Jan Tinklenberg. Us ally I change up something when I case but this card was perfect and you just can't mess with perfection!

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke
CS: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Other: Vintage Brads, Jumbo Antique Brass eyelets, Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain, Crop a Dial

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Rag Bag

These rag bags are addictive! Here is another one that I made. I think I am getting better at it. They are so easy to do. It takes about two hours or so to make one. You can cut out eight fabric squares at one time with the Big Shot and the Scallop Square die. I think I am going to try to make a quilt for my bed. :) If you would like directions to make these bags Angie has an awesome video on her blog here. That is how I learned how to make them.

Stamps: None
Ink: None
CS: None
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, sewing machine, fabric, batting, button

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My daughers birthday

My baby girl is 12 today. My goodness where does the time go? She loves sparkle so I put lots of glitter on her cake on this card. She also likes to 'feel' my cards so I ran the base through the Big Shot machine and added some polka dots. I hope she likes it!

Stamps: Happy Moments (free with a $50 order)
Ink: Black
CS: White, Bermuda Bay DS, Melon Mambo
Other: Melon Mambo ribbon, Markers, Glitter, Scallop Trim Border punch, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Big Shot

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Totally Tess

I just love this new stamp set from the mini catalog. She come with all these little stamp accessories but you can use her for so much more. You can put any little sentiment on her bag. I did use mine with the I love stamps one because these are thank you cards for customers but she could be shopping for anything. :) I stamped her several times on different designer paper and cut out the parts. Her pants, shirt, bag and hair are all seperate. Lots of fun but a little time consuming. I just take a basket of stuff to cut upstairs and do it while I am watching TV. My two year old is on a Thomas the Train kick so I have to do something while it is on for the 20th time. :)

Stamps: Totally Tess
Ink: Black
CS: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, White, Sweet Pea DS, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Other: Old Olive ribbon, Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch

Monday, February 1, 2010

Circle flowers

I have seen a lot of circle flowers on blogs lately. I did mine a tad bit different then the ones I have seen. First I punched out lots of circles in various sizes. Then I crumpled up the circles until the paper fibers broke down. I took each circle and split in in half. If you have crumpled your paper enough it comes apart very easily. Then you have two circles each with a nice soft side that feels like suede. I put the circles on top of each other and punched through the middle with my Crop a Dile and added a brad. Then I scrunched up the edges a bit to form the flower. The square behind the flower is made with the new Scallop Trim Border and Corner punches. I think I finally get how to use them. :)

Stamps: Whimsical Words (free with a $50 order)
Ink: Black
CS: Sweet Pea DS, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzelberry, White
Other: Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punch, 1 3/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/8, 1 1/4 inch circle punches, Bermuda Bay ribbon, Rhinestone brad, Crop a Dile

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rag Bag

These bags have been all over the internet on different blogs. Please keep in mind that I have not used a sewing machine since high school (and we don't need to discuss how long ago that was). I thought for my first attempt this was pretty good. :) All you do is cut scallop squares out of fabric with the Big Shot. Put a piece of batting between two squares and sew them together with a quick X. Then you sew the squares together to form a bag. The handles are some of our awesome ribbon.

Stamps: None
Ink: none
CS: none
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, batting, fabric, 1 1/4 inch stripped ribbon

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine pillow box

I have a stamp club meeting tomorrow and this is the project I came up with for everyone to make. As I have said many times....I love my Big Shot. I use it all the time. This little box is made with the Pillow box die. Super easy and fast to make. One little strip of tape and the ribbon is all it takes to hold it together!

Stamps: Love Bandit
Ink: Black
CS: Black, White, Real Red
Other: White Ribbon, Heart Punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Big Shot, Polka Dots Folder, Pillow Box Die, Real Red marker

Friday, January 22, 2010

Felt and Fabric Flowers

I just love my Big Shot! I use it every single time I am in my craft room. I wanted to try some fabric flowers. There have been a lot floating around out on the internet for awhile now. I don't sew though so I had to make mine a little different. The fabric doesn't hold up on it's own so I alternated fabric flowers with felt. The felt gives it enough stiffness to create a pin out of the flowers. I added a little button in the middle and then stitched them all together (that much sewing I can handle). :)

Tools: Big Shot, Felt, Fabric, Flower Layers Die, Buttons

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cased Valentine

Boy, I have done a lot of casing lately. :) There are just so many great ideas out here on the Internet. This one was so wonderful that the only thing I changed was the ribbon and the sentiment stamp(because I didn't have the kind she used):). Anyway this card idea came from Nancy if you want to see the original. She has a awesome blog.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black
CS: White, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DS
Other: Heart Punch, Non SU ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot Folder

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sympathy card

I really don't like making these types of cards but every once in a while someone asks for some so I make a few to have around. This layout is from the 2009/2010 catalog. I just used a different stamp set.

Stamps: Special Blessings, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Brocade Blue, VersaMark
CS: Brocade Blue, White, Kraft, Mellow Moss
Other: Big Shot, Polka Dots Folder, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Die

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fox and Friends

I had to make some thank you cards for my last stamp club orders. This card from Heather was just so cute. I changed a couple of little things but otherwise followed her pattern.

Stamps: Fox and Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
CS: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, White, Sweet Pea DS
Other: Ribbon, Brads, Modern Label Punch, Small Oval Punch

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stamp Camp Valentine Treat

Here is the Valentine treat we will be making at my stamp camp this Saturday. I completely cased it from here. I just couldn't come up with anything on my own today for some reason. It is such a cute idea and I happened to have everything I needed to copy it. :)

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Sweetheart
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose
CS: Rose Red, Regal Rose, White
Other: Heart Treat Cup, Heart Punch, M&M's, sucker stick

Saturday, January 16, 2010


This is stamp from the Forest Friends stamp set (you can get it for free during Sale-a-Bration). The little bunny is so cute. I got this layout idea from someones blog last year but I have no idea who's it was. Please let me know if it was yours so I can give you credit! :)

Stamps: Forest Friends
Ink: Basic Gray
CS: Retired DS, White, Regal Rose
Other: Circle Punches, Eyelet Border Punch, Half Pearls (Pretties Kit)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sparkly Love Card

Although you really can't see the sparkle in the picture believe me it is there! I sprayed the red background and the hearts with Shimmer Paint mixed in alcohol. It really shimmers. This will be one of the projects at my January Stamp Camp.

Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Black
CS: Real Red, Night of Navy, Shimmer White
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Night of Navy Ribbon, Shimmer Paint, Heart to Heart Punch, Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Such a cute little owl!

I just love this little tiny owl in this stamp set. So cute! I stamped him and then cut him out, added some googly eyes and popped him up on the tree. The tree is done by coloring the stamp with markers and then stamping. That way you can get all three colors. The edge under the ribbon is done with a new border punch from the Occasions Mini catalog.

Stamps: Love Bandit, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black
CS: Good Neighboor DS (free during Sale-a-Bration, White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Other: Old Olive Ribbon, Old Olive Chocolate Chip and Melon Mambo Markers, Word Window Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sale a Bration birthday card

Wednesday is the next meeting of my stamping group. My upline is having a shoebox swap. That is where we each come up with a card idea and cut up all the cardstock for each person coming. Then we set each one up at the table then go around and stamp one of everyone elses card to keep. This is my card for the swap. It uses one of the Sale a Bration stamp sets and some new designer paper from the Occasions Mini catalog.

Stamps: Happy Moments
Ink: Black
CS: Sahara Sand, White, Taken With Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Pea DS
Other: Markers, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Circle Scissors