Monday, June 27, 2011


I found the neatest card in the Splitcoast Stampers gallery by n2scrappin and was just itching to case it.  You can view her original card here.  I knew from the moment I saw it that I wanted to put my own "spin" on it so I decided to make this a tilt card of sorts.  I found directions for making this type of card in the resource section of Splitcoast Stampers.  Instead of just making the wheel tilt, I cut my hole a little bigger than the directions so the wheel could turn completely around to mimic the wheel of a real ship.

I used The Open Sea stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog along with the sentiment from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.  I paired my image with the matching Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper also in the mini catalog.  (You just have to love matching designer series paper and matching stamp sets.  It takes the guess work out every time!)

I know it's hard to tell from the picture to the left, but if you look really hard you can tell that the wheel turns.  Notice how my stamped image is off center?  I won't even tell you how long it took me to complete this card.  Let's just say that it took far more time than it should have.  It's been way too long since I've stamped and I am extremely rusty.  Despite the length of time it took to create this card I can honestly say I'm very pleased with it.  I intend to give it to my father-in-law for his upcoming birthday.  Let's hope he likes it!
Thanks for peeking in on me today and for being patient with me during my extremely long absence.  I do have more stamping creations to share with you so please stay tuned!


I actually got to spend some time in my little craft nook over the weekend.  I had Friday off and I took advantage of the time to do some creating.  You see, my computer is located by my craft counter and my son likes to play an online game with my brother-in-law.  This creates a bit of a problem for us both.  The area is too small for us to be in the same space at the same time.  Most usually I give in and let him play his game.  Unfortunately, I don't get any stamping done.  We're currently working on a compromise.  I NEED to stamp!!! (Smile.)

Any way, I will be posting some of my creations in the very near future.  I think I've mentioned before that my husband is my photographer.  I just need to steal a moment of his time to have him photograph and edit my projects.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Monday, June 13, 2011


It's been forever since I posted an actual project.  Truth is, my creative zone had become a bit of a hot mess.  Every time I would sit down to create I was disgusted by my lack of organization.  It's amazing how clutter can wreck havoc on a person's creativity.  Enough was more than enough!  So I spent the weekend reorganizing my scrap area with hopes to crank out the projects very soon.  Besides, I have some new Stampin' Up! products that are just screaming for attention.  See you soon!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


It's official.  Stampin' Up!'s Last Chance list is out.  These items are available until June 30th or until supplies run out.  You can view the retiring products by clicking on these links.

Retiring stamp sets

Retiring Accessories

Retiring Definitely Decorative

To purchase any of these items, you can visit my Stampin' Up! website here.