Saturday, May 30, 2009


Here's a card from a Birthday Bash Card Making Class that I held earlier this year. I just love this cupcake stamp. Once again I have used Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make the icing stand out. I hope you all have a great Saturday!

Just a reminder, Stampin' Up!'s Last Chance list,(formerly the "Retired List"), comes out on June 1st so be sure to check back with me to check out the list of these retiring goodies.

Supplies: Stamps - SU's Crazy for Cupcakes; Card Stock - So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP; Ink - Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue Marker, Pumpkin Pie Marker, Really Red Marker, Summer Sun Marker; Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card

When I saw the tri-shutter card challenge at Splitcoaststampers, I just knew I had to give it a go. These cards are amazingly easy to make - no joke. Check out the directions here. I highly encourage you to go make one. It looks complicated, but takes so little effort.

I know, I know, the patterned paper looks peculiarly familiar. I'm loving the Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper. I'll switch gears soon. I promise. Okay, on with the details. I stamped the butterflies in three different colors, cut them out, added glitter to the bodies and popped them up with dimensionals. I sponged the white flower to make it pink, added a halfback pearl to the middle and placed the little leaves behind it. The rest is pretty self explanatory.
Hope you all have a good week!
Supplies: Stamps - SU's Great Friend; Card Stock -Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP; Ink - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral; Punches - Wide Oval Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch; Accessories - Big Shot Machine, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Pretties Kit, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Sponge, Paper Piercer

Monday, May 25, 2009


First of all, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. Don't forget to thank a Veteran for your freedom today or take time to remember those that lost their lives for our freedom.

Today's card is last week's Mojo Monday Sketch Week 87. If you haven't checked out the Mojo Monday blog, you can check it out here. Here's my take on the sketch. I just love the little bee. Shamefully, I've had this "Just Buzzing By" stamp set for some time and this is the first time these images have been inked up. I used my watercolor pencils with the blender pen to color in the bee and the honey pot. I just had to add the Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the wings and honey. Love that stuff - can't live without it. The sentiment is stamped in craft ink and heat set with white embossing powder.
Would you like to see another take on this sketch? Buzz on over to Dee's blog and check out her card. (All puns intended.)

All Stampin' Up! Supplies: Stamps - Just Buzzing By; Card Stock - Whisper White, So Saffron, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper, Bella Rose DSP, Patterns Pack DSP II; Ink - Jet Black Staz-On, Whisper White Craft Ink, Pumpkin Pie marker; Accessories -
Punches - Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Scallop Edge; Circle Scissor Plus, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Vintage Brads, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Natural Hemp Twine, Dimensionals

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Carousel Notes Purse Class

Isn't this mini purse scrapbook just darling? Jan Tinklenberg, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, came up with this wonderful creation. You can view her original here. This little scrapbook features Stampin' Up!'s carousel notes and envelopes and the new Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper from the new Occasions Mini catalog. I've included pictures of the purse closed, open and with the little inserts pulled out. You can click on the individual pictures to view them larger. If you live near the Waverly area and would like to attend my Carousel Notes Purse Scrapbook class, I'd love to have you. Here are the details:
When: Thursday, June 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: My House
Registration Deadline: May 31st. Space is limited, so register early.
Class Fee: $15 per person. Class fee includes all cardstock, stamping supplies including jumbo eyelets, ribbon, carousel notes, a half package of the Walk in the Park designer series paper, sticky strip, use of punches, etc. Please bring your own adhesive to complete the project. Also, you may want to bring your own paper trimmer to cut down on sharing time. If you don't own one, no problem. You can use mine.
It is important to RSVP by the deadline. This ensures that I order enough supplies and have everything precut and ready to go at class time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Can't make this class date and time? I'd be glad to schedule a private class for three or more.
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This is an all Stampin' Up! card. You'll probably see a lot of SU only cards as I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. LOL!

I just love chocolate brown with pink. Actually, I love chocolate brown with just about any color. Some people like pink, some like purple - me, well, I'm a chocolate brown kind of girl!

I created this card for my dear sister-in-law's, Ellen's, 35th birthday. She'll be traveling to Florida with us later this summer. Last summer she traveled to South Carolina with us to the beach. My son, Jo Jo, said that was one of his best vacations ever. So, I included our flight itinerary inside the card as a surprise!

So, what do you think? I'd love to hear a comment on my first real post.

Supplies: Stamps - SU!'s Party Hearty, Short & Sweet; Cardstock - Regal Rose, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Alway DP; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose; Accessories - Circle Scissor Plus, 3/4" circle punch, wide oval punch, large oval punch, regal rose ribbon, rhinestone from the Pretties Kit

You can view these Stampin' Up! products and more on my Stampin' Up! website at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I've been kicking around the idea of starting my own blog for some time now. I wasn't sure if I was too technically challenged, but I'm doing it anyway! I'm not sure how often I will be able to post, but I'm hoping this will give me the much needed kick in the pants to create and dust off my much neglected stamps and craft products. So, with that said, "Welcome to my blog!" Feel free to leave a comment. I only ask that you take it easy on me.