Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010

My mojo showed up the last few days and so I took advantage and made some quick, easy and simple cards.

Stamp Sets: Four the Holidays, In my thoughts (Retired), A Cute Christmas
Punches: eyelet border punch, snowflake XL punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop circle xl punch, ornament punch
Paper: Designer Series Candy Cane Christmas, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze pad & marker, really red, blender pen, versamark
Accessories: Irridescent Ice, 2 way glue pen, glue dots, and non SU dew drops

Monday, November 1, 2010


I saw a tutorial from Diana Gibbs and tried to CASE it! Click here to see it.

After I make a few more I think I will get the hang of the awning....but for now it's kinda crooked.

Paper: Candy Cane Christmas Designer Paper (Holiday Mini) page 33 #120809 $11.95
Baja Breeze page 167 #111352 $6.95 (8 1/2 x 11)
Blushing Bride (IN COLOR) page 165 #119796 $6.95 (8 1/2 x 11)
Whisper White page 169 #100730 $8.50 (for 40 sheets 8 1/2 x 11)

Stamp Set: Season of Joy page 33 #110384 Wood Mount only $26.95
A Cute Christmas (Holiday Mini) page 32 #120825 (wood mount) $25.95 #121133 (clear mount) $18.95

Ink: Baja Breeze classic pad, page 167 #111833 $5.95, marker #120965 $3.50
Real Red classic pad, page 166 #103133 #5.95, marker #100052 $3.50
Blushing Bride classic pad, page 165 # 119786 $5.95, (IN COLOR markers as a set #119801 $14.95
Black StazOn ink, page 195 #101406 $7.95

Oval Large (1 3/4 x 7/8) page 203, #119855 $15.95
Oval Scallop Extra-Large page 200 #119856 $16.95
Word Window Large page 203 #119847 $15.95
Scallop Edge Border page 200, #119882 $15.95
Square Lattice Embossing Folder, page 214 #119976, $7.95

Let me know what you think of it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I had a lot of fun making these cards for a customer. I hope she likes them, do you?

I used the owl punch and the bird punch.

Here I glued the brown ribbon onto the Groovy Guava Ribbon, do you like this effect?

This is a wild card, but I thought it turned out pretty darn good!! Don't forget, click on the picture to see it up close! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I am really enjoying using some of my "stashed" Designer Paper that is retired. This is called Afternoon Tea. I am making several birthday cards for a customer and she doesn't care if I use anything that is retired. Not much stamping except for the BIRTHDAY WISHES.

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess)
Cardstock: Afternoon Tea (retired), Groovy Guava (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Neutral Buttons, Fancy Flower XL punch, Oval large punch, Scallop oval punch, brown satin ribbon (retired), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Border punch.

For the center of the buttons I cut very thin pieces of cardstock and put them through the holes and tied them.

Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Whaddya think of this beauty??? Of course, as always, it's always purtier in person!!!

Pat Huntoon showed me how to do this technique using Perfect Pearls from Ranger. Then I ran it through the Stampin' Up! Sixxiz Leaves #2. Contact her to join the Technique Junkies and receive newsletters filled with exciting ideas and techniques!!

Stamp Sets: Falling Leaves, Itty Bitty Background
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Sixxiz Leaves #2 die cut, dimensionals, mesh, modern label xl punch, Ranger Perfect Pearls


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Monday, October 18, 2010


I've been stamping away, slowly but surely! I am making these cards for a customer who needs birthday cards. Fortunately she doesn't care if I use retired items. It's lot of fun using beautiful designer paper that I have stashed away. So I hope you enjoy looking at these and if anything, it gives you the desire to go create!! All items are available through my Stampin' Up! store, except where indicated as RETIRED.

If you want to see the cards up close, click on them!

Cardstock: Soft Sky Designer Series Paper - retired, Soft Sky - retired, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Well Scripted- retired
Accessories: Embosslits Simple Flowers, embossing folder Elegant Lines, ribbon

Stamp Set: Polka Dot & Paisley - retired, Watercolor Trio - retired
Cardstock: Designer Paper Au Chocolate - retired, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (previously called Kraft)
Accessories: Scalloped edge border punch, oval large punch, scalloped oval punch, sponge, stampamajig

Stamp Sets: Best Blossoms - retired, Warmest Regards - retired
Paper: Designer Paper Parisian Breeze -retired, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Scallop edge border punch, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals

Stamp Set: God's Blessings
Cardstock: Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints - retired, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, River Rock
Accessories: Sponge, Scalloped Edge Border punch, Bird Punch, 1/2" circle punch, Build a Brad

Stamp Set: Watercolor Trio - retired
Cardstock: Elegant Soire Designer Paper, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories: Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Decorative Label Punch, Ribbon

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


These are the items we made at our last class in Anaheim. We made a ton of tags but I didn't get any pictures of them. What do you think of these cards???

This card was cased from basketballmom over at Splitcoaststampers. The gals loved this card.

This I created myself! (insert smiley face)
I came up with this too!!

This card was posted a week or so ago as it was a challenge from MaryJo Price-William's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 142.

It worked out great for me!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


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Monday, October 4, 2010


This is the card I made for MaryJo Price-William's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 142.

I have to create some cards for my next class and thought it would be fun to use her sketch. Tell me what you think!!

Stamp set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch for end of ribbon, crimper, rhinestone brad, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen and dimensionals.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I thought I'd give Buzz Light Year a try........very time consuming.....I winged it! (oh bad pun!)
I like how he turned out and I wrote down the punches I used but after a bit, I figured you can kind of figure it out as you go if you were to try.

Let me know what you think! I didn't make legs cuz he would be too big!! I was going to cut out the area for his legs but then it would look like he had diapers on! We can't have that!!

Monday, September 27, 2010


There are just some stamps you keep whether or not they get retired and Warmest Regards and Artifacts are two of them. You can reproduce this card using any other stamp set, but this is perfect for what I wanted.

Stamps: Warmest Regards & Artifacts (both retired)
Paper: Elegant Soiree DSP, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Accessories: hemp twine and Antique Brads, Sponging and tearing.

Please feel free to leave comments.


I'm in love with the new Designer Paper called Elegant Soiree. It has Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze and Grey.

It is pretty difficult to feel like its fall since we are having a heat wave. As you can see from the picture it's pretty bright is over 100 degrees right now.

Stamps: Autumn Days, Falling Leaves
Cardstock: Designer Series Paper Elegant Soiree, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Modern Label Punch

Please leave a comment.

Friday, September 24, 2010


My close friend's father passed away yesterday and I wanted to get a card out to her right away. These are always hard to make.

Stamps: Watercolor Trio, Hope for Comfort (retired)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Designer Series Paper Elegant Soiree
Ink: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Embosslits Beautiful Wings, glue dots

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Utah Divas International Challenge

I participated in a challenge over at Utah Divas International. Although I thought everyone else's cards were gorgeous, this turned out not at all like I thought it would. Not too happy with it, but since I made it I figured I should post it!

Cardstock Challenge was to use Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz and Pretty in Pink with either Whisper White or Very Vanilla as an accent.

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisey
Accessories: Bigz Top Note, Decorative Label (from Holiday Mini), Square Lattice embossing folder and the 1 1/4" square punch.

I made other attempts at this card...what do you think?

Out of the four cards, which one do you like (if any)??? LOL

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


These are the cards we will be making at my September Class in Anaheim on Thursday, September 9th.

I used the following for all of them items:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant (I used the blender pens to color)
Stamp Sets: Fang-tastic, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Got Treats, Batty for You
Punches: Oval punch, corner rounder, Owl Punch, Window Punch, Scallop Round Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop border punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch (for quilt card), Bat Punch, Cropadile
Accessories: Spider Embossing Folder, Two Tag Die Cut, Paper Sacks,
Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain, Basic Black Grosgrain, Black Satin

I CASED this idea from Kirsteen Gill, her website is

I used the cute owl punch....turned the body upside down and cut off his feet to make this ghost. I actually think it looks more like an octopus....maybe I should have moved her eyes up higher.

For the bat layered look, I punched out two bat pieces of pumpkin pie and glued them to the back of the black bat.

I also CASED the bow but I do not know from who and I apologize. The bow was made using two hearts from the owl punch.

And the Trick or Treat bag is from the "Fang-tastic" stamp set in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.

I CASED the quilt idea from Diana Fox Gibbs...check out her video here on her blog.

This is a 2,4,6,8 box.........very easy. You can get two of these from one sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 11)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I had an Open House last week showcasing the new items from the July catalog as well as the New Holiday Mini. I was gone when the new catalog came out, but my daughter (bless her heart) sent one to all of my customers. I wanted them to see some of the new items and samples. They were so very excited! Some of the earlier posts on this blog were samples of what I showed them.

One of the things I made for my customers and downline is an alphabetized list of colors in their Color Groups. Then I punched out a sample of the cardstock and put it next to the name of the Color, then put it in a page protector.

Did I mention how excited they were??? It really helps us get to know which color is in which group. As you can see a couple color samples are missing because I don't have all of the cardstock yet.

If you want the word document just let me know and I will send it to you! You will have to supply your own cardstock! LOL

Soooooooooooooo here is the Color Chart..........CLICK ON IT ONCE TO MAKE IT LARGER, THEN CLICK ON IT AGAIN!!!

Tell me what you think!!