Tuesday, January 29, 2008


What's up with this...2 posts in one day! Had to try this one for my sister...she found it through a blog link to SCS. Hope she enjoys it!!!

This template came from a contributor to SplitCoast Stampers. I saved the file if anyone is interested in trying one of these cards!

I used the Carte Postale stamp set to stamp background on Mellow Moss cardstock. Layered on Always Artichoke cardstock. Heart templace cut from LeJardin designer paper. Used Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon tied with retired Gold & Ivory organdy ribbon. Love note stamped on velum & tied with Ivory organdy ribbon. All incredients Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking...come visit again!

Lovin' my New Stuff!

Oh, how I am lovin' my New Stuff!!!
This stamp set in called Embrace Life (on pg. 84 in the new Spring-Summer Collection 2008 catalog). It is Brand New & Gorgeous! Great artwork for a Sympathy, Get Well, Thinking of You, Anniversary, Wedding, etc...
I stamped the ginger blossoms in Blue Bayou & watercolored using my Aquapainter with Groovy Guava & Soft Sky ink pads. The background is stamped with the Baroque background stamp in Blue Bayou on Blue Bayou cardstock. I used the new Ginger Blossom designer paper (very cool!!!). Matted all using Basic Black cardstock. Sentiment is from Warm Words stamp set with Oval Punch& brads. Ribbon is White Grosgrain & retired Black Organdy. All products used are Stampin' Up!
Too many new goodies to decide what to make next...Oh, how I love that problem.
If you are like me, & want it ALL contact me to find out the benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
A great sign-up special begins in February!!!
Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

It's a Good Thing!

I agree with this sentiment "Too Much of a Good Thing is a Good Thing"! Especially when it comes to stamping...hehe!
This is another card using the Time Well Spent Level 3 Hostess Set (got this for Christmas from Stampin' Up!)
I used my new Watercolor Pencils & Aqua Painter to color flower images. The main image was stamped on Pretty in Pink, cut out, & colored with pencils & White Gel Pen. Fresh Favorites II button in center adhered with glue dot! Also used Certainly Celery & Whisper White Card Stock. All supplies Stampin' Up!
Aren't you all ready for Spring! Have a great week-end.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Time for a Masculine Card

Just a quick post of a recent birthday card I made.I don't seem to make very many masculine cards lately...so I wanted to share this one with you.
I stamped the deer image in black from the Wildlife Reserve stamp set and filled in the entire image with a basic black Stampin' Write marker. I masked the image & stamped the tree line from Lovely as a Tree. Rubbed chalk to get the evening sky line. The greeting is from Sincere Salutations. I used the 1 1/4 circle to make rounded edges on kraft paper. Background paper is Garden Green. Used non SU ribbon. All other supplies are Stampin' Up!

Monday, January 21, 2008


Well...that is my story & I'm sticking to it! I have been BUSY!

Sorting my stash of supplies...seperating out the retired stamp sets :( and organizing the sets that were retained for the new Spring Summer Collection 2008. Stamping new samples to share with you, getting ready for workshops & my upcoming stamp camp, etc. etc. etc.

Speaking of Stamp Camp...Dates have been reserved for Mon. Feb 11th & Sat. Feb 16th for my Ten for Twenty Stamp Camp. Stamp a STACK of cards in a variety of themes, 5 designs...2 of each. RSVP to me ASAP! I need confirmed, pre-paid reservations to determine supplies, etc.

The samples I am sharing with you today are all stamped with the new Level 2 Hostess Set, Spring Solitude. I went a little out of my element with the colors, YoYo Yellow & Brilliant Blue. I was ready for some BRIGHT Summer colors. The Card Folder was simple in design. I scored a 12 x 12 sheet of Whisper White at 6" one direction. Scored at 4" the other direction. Folded on score lines. On sides of the 4" scored section, placed brads on sides. Adhered piece of Basic Black cardsock on bottom front, stamped top in Basic Black with Spring Solitude flowers. Punched holes & tied Basic Black Grosgrain ribbon on sides to tie closed the folder. Cards use Spring Solitude stamped with Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, & Yo Yo Yellow ink. All Supplies Stampin' Up!

The card folder & 2 cards with envelopes was my Hostess Gift!

Will try to post more frequently in future! Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year...Happy New Stamps!

With the new year comes new stamps! Lovin' That! The new Spring-Summer Stampin' Up! catalog is here, and it is FULL of great new stamps & accessories.

The 3 samples I am sharing with you today are using the new Happy Heart Day stamp set! The images are so cute!!! Even better...there is a January only special offer for customers purchasing:

  • Happy Heart Day stamp set

  • Real Red 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon

  • Medium Cellophane Bags

  • you get Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon FREE!!!

The bundle price is $33.40 (a $41.95 value!)

Also, for January Hostesses...if your home workshop (or catalog workshop) totals $350 in sales you get an additional FREE STAMP SET! You can choose from:
  • Happy Heart Day

  • A Beautiful Thing

  • A Little Birdie Told Me

  • Mark the Date

  • Celebrate Everything

  • Embrace Life

  • or Nursery Necessities

These are new stamp sets appearing in the Stampin' Up! Spring-Summer Collection catalog.

If you would like to get your copy of the new Stampin' Up! Spring-Summer Collection catalog, I have a special offer for January Only!!! You can purchase the catalog for 30% off the $10 retail price. If you would like a FREE catalog, you earn one by hosting a home or catalog workshop with minimum sales of $150. OR you will receive a FREE catalog with a minimum order of $70 for JANUARY ONLY!!! You must post a comment on my blog to receive my January catalog special offer! Please leave your e-mail address for me to get back to you.

Happy Stamping! Come back again...