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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blue Saffron Friend

Oh I just love this set. This is the new gift set that Stampin' Up! sent to it's demonstrators. I love receiving unexpected gifts. The set is called Time Well Spent. It is a twelve stamp set and this card was created using two of the images.
I used So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, and Always Artichoke card stock. I also used the Designer Series Paper Le Jardin.
The accessories that were used are the Ticket Corner Punch, Ivory Organdy Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Write Markers, and the 1 1/16" Circle Punch.
To create the flower, I used the paper piecing technique. I stamped two images on Bashful Blue card stock. I cut out the first image and the inner image of the second. I then stamped the flower again on Always Artichoke card stock and cut out the center only. The image was stamped twice again on So Saffron card stock. The inner and outer image was cut out. Using the 1 1/16" punch, I punched several holes of the So Saffron card stock.
I placed the smaller of the two flower images on top of each other and slightly bent the petals upward. I then placed the Always Artichoke cutout in the center of the flower. The two So Saffron images were placed with the smaller on top of the larger. The small circles were then placed on the flower as shown.
I think that this has been one of my best cards yet.

Girly Cards

I created this card for my niece. She will be 6 years old January 1, 2008. Niyah is a girly girl with a tomboy kick. She loves to dress up. She loves fashion and she absolutely loves football. I thought that she would love this fashionable little princess.

For this card I used Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White card stock. The designer series paper comes from a retired Simply Scrappin' kit. The stamp set is also retired, Pretty Princess.

The image was colored using the Stampin' Write Markers. I used the Horizontal Slot Punch to thread the Ivory Organdy (retired) and Pretty in Pink Ribbon through. The Ticket Corner Punch was used on the corners and the Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" circle and 1 3/8" circle was used for the Happy Birthday flower.

I hope that she enjoys her card but most of all have a WONDERFUL Birthday.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Snow Burts in Chocolate

This card was created for my annual Christmas Stamp a Stack. My guest stamped 20 cards with four different designs. When my guests arrived they began immediately. While they stamped, I prepared a hot dip for the ladies to snack on. It was done by the time they finished their first set of cards. The camp lasted for five hours. We laughed, stamped, and ate. What a great time we had. Oh back to the card. Well it was made using Chocolate Chip card stock for the base, Rose Red Designer Series Paper for the second layer, Whisper White card stock, and Purely Pomegranate card stock. I tied on the rich Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon to give it just a taste of yumminess. We used the Snow Burst stamp set with White Craft Ink and stamped the "Joy" from the Snowflake Spot, in Purely Pomegranate. The snowflakes on the Whisper White card stock were stamped in White Craft ink and then embossed using Clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I also used the 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" punch and the scallop circle punch .

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Big Stinkin Deal Birthday

This card was created for my sister Emily's birthday. She is the baby of our family and she is "STINKIN" spoiled. Regardless, we are the best of friends and I wouldn't trade her or my older sister for any amount of wealth in this world. (Well maybe a couple of good stamp sets. Just kidding!) For this card I used the Stinkin' Cute stamp set, Baroque Motifs stamp set, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Outlaw Designer Series Paper, and Whisper White cardstock. I also used the On Board Blossoms and Basics. I just love these. The stamp pads that were used for this project were Really Rust, Soft Sky, River Rock, and Sage Shadow. I first stamped my skunk in Really Rust and then used the "pad to paper" technique with the Soft Sky, River Rock, and Sage Shadow. I used the Outlaw paper for the petals and center of the flower. They were adhered to the paper and then cut out. The edges were then sanded using a Stampin' Up! sanding block to make them smooth and to give them a rustic look. Using Chocolate Chip, I stamped the "Big Stinkin Deal" on the center. Well, the petals looked a little plain so I used the Chocolate Chip Craft pad. stamped the swirls from the Baroque Motifs set and applied a little silver embossing powder. Ohh... Ahhh... I loved the results. I used the Sage Shadow as the base and the Outlaw Designer Series paper on top. Next, I mounted the skunk image over the Certainly Celery and added a strip from the same Designer Paper. This was then mounted to the card and the flower was constructed and mounted. This card is just like her "Stinkin Cute".

Friday, November 9, 2007

My Mom's Birthday Card

I created this card for my mother whose birthday is Sunday. I love these colors and I especially love this stamp set. I used the True Friend, Season of Joy, and the Party Punch sets from Stampin' Up!. I Used Blue Bayou cardstock as the base, Soft Sky (first layer), Designer Series Paper (second and third layer),Certainly Celery, Whisper White,and Really Rust. Stampin' Write Markers, 1 3/8" circle punch, Ticket Corner punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Vintage Brads, Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, and Scallop Circle Punch were also used in this project. I am not going to leave the dimensionals for this project because I forgot to re-measure the card once I had finished. You know how you'll start with one size and then decide that maybe you should cut off more. Yeah that was me. Sorry.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Girls Will Be Girls

My daughter's friend asked me to create this card. She had a little spat with another friend and it didn't end good. I tried to make this card as girly as possible but still have that please forgive me feel. Ahhhhh to be a pre-teen again. What am I saying? Those were the most stressful years of my life. I think I'll pass on that memory.

For this card I used Taken with Teal as the base, Tempting Turquoise for the first layer, Green Galore for the second, and Whisper White as the third layer and the Round Tag punch. I placed my first two layers on the base and then I began to stamp on the Whisper White using the Double Line Doodle set. I first stamped the large flower from this set on the third layer and also on another piece of Whisper White. I then stamped the stems for the bottom two flowers. I colored in their images and on the extra piece of card stock with Stampin' Write Markers. The extra images were cut out and place on top of there likeness with Stampin' Dimensionals. The card looked a little plain still so I added the swirls in Green Galore from the Doodle This set. It still didn't speak sorry to me so I added the sorry from a retired Stampin' Up set, So Very. Tah dah!!! I hope her friend likes the card and I hope that it expresses how deeply sorry she is.

Monday, September 24, 2007

It's that time of year again. The ghouls and ghost are starting to appear as the haunting season begins. This card isn't so haunting though. It's kind of cutesy. I began this card with a Really Rust standard card. 1.75" x 5.25" and 2.25" x 3.25" of Pumpkin Pie, 2" x 3" Bravo Burgundy, 1.75" x 2.75" Whisper White, 3.50" x 3.50" More Mustard, 3.25" x 3.25" Basic Black, 1.50" x 5" Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper, Vellum 1.25" circle, and Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper 1.25" circle.

The 1.50" x 5" Creepy Crawly Paper was placed over the 1.75" x 5.25" Pumpkin Pie cardstock and attached to the Really Rust card. The Basic Black cardstock was attached to the More Mustard cardstock and attached to the card about .50" above the bottom and .50" away from the left edge. The Bravo Burgundy cardstock is attached to the remaining Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The corners of both are punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. On the Whisper White cardstock a cat is stamped in Basic Black from the Autumn Apparitions set. The pumpkins from the same set are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and Old Olive using the masking technique. The Whisper White is then attached to the Bravo Burgundy and Pumpkin Pie cardstock and attached to the card. Vellum and Creepy Crawly Designer Paper are punched using the 1.25" Circle Punch. The spider is stamped in Basic Black on the vellum circle. A Horizontal Slot is punched at the top of each, (2) 1.25"Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbons are placed into the slots and the circles are attached to the card as shown. All items used in the creation are Stampin' Up products.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

It's been a hectic couple of weeks and I had not had a chance to make cards or post on my blog. This card is from a sketch challenge from the blog of Beate http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/09/21/weekend-sketch-challenge-20. If you ever get a chance to check out her blog you will find that it is awesome.

For this card I used Sky Blue, Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, and Wintergreen Designer Paper. All from Stampin' Up of course. It is a standard sized card with 4" x 5.25" Sky Blue with the lower corners Ticket punched. It is layered with the double sided Wintergreen Designer Paper which measures 2.5" x 5". The next layer is Certainly Celery, 2.5" x 3.25" and the double sided Wintergreen Designer Paper, 2.25" x 3.". I attached the Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon and Certainly Grosgrain Ribbon around those two pieces. Next, the Blue Bayou paper was cut at 3.5" x 3", the Certainly Celery 3.25" x 2.75", and the Sky Blue 3" x 2.5". On the Sky Blue card stock, the Merry and Bright stamp from the Season of Joy set was stamped in Blue Bayou. A Rhinestone Brad, Ice Squares, was added to the snowflake of Joy for a little bling. A 1 3/8" circle was punched in Blue Bayou and a 1 1/4" circle in Certainly Celery. A flower from the Season of Joy set was stamped in Purely Pomegranate on Whisper White card stock and attached to Certainly Celery with a Stampin' Dimensionals and attached to the card.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dirty Brown Dare

I created this card for DTGDjacksonbelle's "Dare To Get Dirty Challenge" which was to create a black or brown card.

The images from "In the Spotlight" are stamped in Craft White ink. I used Chocolate Chip 6" x 6" and 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" and 2 1/4" x 3/4", Close to Cocoa, 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" and 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" and Creamy Caramel card stock to create this card.

The On Board window was dyed using the Basic Black stamp pad. The sentiment is from the retired Small Sayings set.

The flowers are from the Spring Floral Bouquet punch and are attached to the window with Vintage Brads. I also attached paper ribbons in Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dared Teddy

I created this card for my son's first birthday it also fitted in with one of the Dirty Dare Challenges on www.splitcoaststampers.com. I used River Rock, Blue Bayou, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and Soft Sky card stock. The card measures 9 1/2" x 3 1/2". The Blue Bayou layer is 4 1/2" x 3 1/4", Bashful Blue 3 1/4" x 2 3/4", Whisper White 3" x 2 1/2". I stamped the teddy bear from the Bundle of Joy set in Basic Black pad. I then colored him in with the Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I blended the two together with Stampin' Ups' Blender Pens. I then used a watercolor brush and colored in the shadow using the Basic Black stamp pad. The photo corners are from the On Board Blossoms and Basics and are dyed with River Rock stamp pad and adhered to the upper left and lower right corner. The sentiment, from, is stamped using the Blue Bayou pad. The star also comes from the On Board Blossoms and Basics and is dyed with the Blue Bayou pad. I then used the Round Tab punch for the River Rock and Soft Sky tabs. They were adhered to the lower left corner of the card and the star was added. I thought I was done with the card but it looked like it needed something. I took the Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen and printed the number 1 on the star. That's just what it need.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Hello, Welcome to my blog. I created this blog to share my love of card making and scrapbooking. I am a Stampin' Up demo. I have been with the company for 5 years. I hope you become inspired by my creativity. Enjoy.