Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spring happy everything

I started with cool caribbean because I am loving this color and I am going to miss it! Guess I better stock up now! The card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". The pink layer is regal rose. It is punched at the top with the ticket punch and the side with the slit punch. Happy everything was stamped on whisper white and punched with my scallop oval punch and backed with regal rose. The caribbean layer is put through a cuttlebug folder and the bottom was the friends and flowers ss kit. I trimmed the bottom with scallop scissors and across the top it is pierced. The flowers were colored with my watercolor crayons on watercolor paper. I added star dust stickles for sparkle. The ribbon is Stampin'Up! wide white organdy. The little brad is making memories. TFL!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Elegant pearl ex wedding card

I am still playing with pearl ex for this class I have been asked to do. I decided to try something on white and decided a wedding card was what I wanted to try. I always have a hard time with wedding cards for some reason, but I kinda like this one. This is a 51/4 x 51/4 square card. I used whisper white as my base. I used my bone folder to score using a ruler along the edge. The slit punch was used for the scallop using my friends and flowers simply scrappin kit. I used my giga and mega scallop square punch for the watercolor piece and the simply scrappin piece. I stamped the wedding cake image from my fairy tale wedding set with black onyx versafine. I water colored the scallops and flower with cool caribbean. I used my future floor finish in my aqua painter to frost micro pearl on the cake image. I stamped my swirls from doodle this in versamark and embossed with clear ep. I layered with the micro pearl ex and future floor finish for a pearl finish on the swirls. After my image was dry I sponged cool caribbean around the edges and used stamin dimensionals to pop it up. I used the Stampin'Up! wide white organdy ribbon and caribbean grosgrain ribbon to make the bow. When it was all together I carefully put crystal effects on the cake and glued on the pearls. I also added a caribbean prima flower with a tiny white prima in the center and glued a pearl into the center of the white flower. TFL!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Elegant pearl ex

I need a doodle card for a class in a couple of weeks and I am playing with this one. They want to learn how to use pearl ex with future floor finish in a aquapainter. This is an idea for it. I used a square fabriano note card, au chocolat paper, and chocolate chip cs. The chocolate chip layer is stamped first with very vanilla craft ink and then pearl ex was applied with my aqua painter. I used super russet and micro pearl for my pearl ex colors. I stamped my flowers on a flubbed piece of fabriano notecard and watercolored with ink in the lids of my stamp pads. I used chocolate chip, really rust and apricot appeal. I put the micro pearl in the center of the flower and then put dots on the center with my signo white gel pen. I pierced the four corners of the chocolate piece. The ribbon is from Jody's ribbon share. I stamped versamark on the notecard and embossed with clear ep. Simple yet elegant! Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Missing for a couple of days

Sorry I haven't been around much. Spring has sprung and I have lots on my plate right now! I am working on a couple of things. I will try and get something up soon! I have been asked to do a class with pearl ex and future floor wax. The stamp set chosen is doodle this! I am happy because it is one of my favs right now. I have a few ideas floating through my head, but not much stamping time as of late. Check back!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Oh baby!

This card started with a square fabriano notecard. I cuttlebuged it with my swirl embossing folder, I swear to you that I have others, this is just my favorite! It was sponged with old olive and chocolate chip. At the bottom, it was only sponged with chocolate chip and then stitched with a chocolate chip marker. The ribbon is random, I think Walmart. My next layer was too stinking fun! I read a thread here about puting your lightweight coasters through the embossing folders. I had to try it and it ended up on here. I sponged it in chocolate chip and stitched around the edges to match the bottom of the card. I used my oval punch to make the tabs on the side. Mr. Giraffe was stamped using my new versafine onyx black ink pad! This is an awesome pad especially if you are going to watercolor. Just let it dry and no running with the ink! I used my sizzix die for the corners and white gel pen for the dots.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Very wild baby card!

Ok, so this is just about the wildest baby card I have ever seen! The ribbon that I found at Michaels was my inspiration for this card. I started with chocolate chip cs as the bg and stamped it with flannel plaid in white craft ink. I did the bottom border with my simply scrappin friends and flowers kit. The cool caribbean piece was put through the baby folder in my cuttlebug and then sponged with chocolate chip ink. The giraffe (don't ya love him?!) was stamped in basic brown on watercolor paper and then watercolored. The word stamp from wild about you was inked with my chocolate chip marker and stamped by the giraffe. I also used the marker to doodle around the edges. Pumpkin pie cs was cut out with my mega scallop punch and then sponged with chocolate chip. I put a brown polka dot organdy ribbon bow on Mr. Giraffe with a glue dot. Stickles were added to the centers of the flowers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I stamped sort of!

I actually had already water colored my image on Stampin'Up! watercolor paper. I was just trying to figure out what to do with it. Here it is. Buckaroo blue was put through the bisk to make the paisley background. I sponged chocolate chip ink on it to make it stand out more. Chocolate chip craft was used on the edges. The polka dot paper is from the Au Chocolat paper in the spring mini catalog. I layered the stamped image with so saffron and chocolate chip. The ribbon is from Jody's ribbon share. The scallops up the side were done with the polka dot stamp from the polka dots and petals spring mini set. I used my Stampin'Up! tool kit to pierce the top left and bottom right corner of the image part.

I am getting all the paperwork done to send in my son's mission papers. He is going on a two year mission for our church. We have spent the last few days doing Doctors appointments and gathering information for his paperwork. We have it almost all finished up. Hopefully in the next few days, I can get back to stamping! ;) Have a great night!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Hmmm.... Not sure I am feeling this one

I have been fighting with this one for a couple of days. I like it, but not sure it is my style. Someone might be inspired, so I am sharing it. If not, I am moving on! Ha! I started with my square Fabriano notecard. I stamped doodle this with basic brown and then watercolored the images with reinker. I used my white gel pen for the dots. My trusty old spritzer put some chocolate chip marker here and there in splatter fashion. I stamped the flower on so saffron and watercolored it, dotted with my white gel pen and highlighted with pearl ex. It is hard to see the pearl ex in the pics, but it is really sparkly. My slit punch created the scallop border of the Friends and Flowers simply scrappin designer paper. I used the dotted scalloped trim also in that kit. I also put a couple of flowers from the kit on to add interest. I sponged the edges of the card with cool caribbean. I think I am going to die when they take that color away from me. The ribbon is stitched cranberry crisp from Stampin'Up! What do you think? Likey or no?

Sheepish grin.....

Ok so why do I have a sheepish grin? I kinda got busy and didn't draw last night. Please forgive me. I am always home in the evening, cept last night. So the winner is: Jana Weaver said...
"Wow! 10 years...that's fantastic. I'm at 3 years and lovin' it!! :-)Here's to another 10 years!! -Jana" Congratulations Jana! I tried to pick some fun stuff for you and I didn't get any pics, so I hope you like surprises! Send me your address at and I will get it in the mail to you.

I had questions in my comments about what exactly Stampin'Up! does for the ten year anniversary. I have earned my 10 year pin. The five year had a little diamond in it. I think the ten year is two! If I go to convention this summer, I get to walk across the stage to get my pin. If you don't go, they send it to you. I also had questions about probably having lots of stuff, Um......You can never have too much right? Yes I have built quite a collection over the years. Foodpartyfun mentioned that I have probably seen lots of changes over the years. Actually tons, some good and some not so good. I love Stampin'Up! and I wanna be there forever. Is that possible, we will see. I am mostly a hobby demo, and at times when I think I can't hang on much longer, something happens and I am still here. V mentioned that she would love to see my stamp room, it is a work in progress and over the years I have tried to add to it. I am in the process of revamping and in all honesty, it is nothing special. But and that is with a capital B, I love that I have my own room and I can shut the door on the mess. I love to be there and try to get in there every day so I can practice and get better at what I do.

I posted before I was done talking. Jan Scholl said that a ten year marriage is pretty long these days, well next month I am celebrating a pretty big anniversary to my sweetheart as well, 25 years! I will probably do something fun then too, so watch for that.
Thanks everyone for your wonderful wishes. I have really enjoyed reading each and every comment. I stamped yesterday, but am not totally loving it yet, so I will continue to play and hopefully have something new up soon! Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Teddy bear dream!

I can't even begin to tell you how long it took me to get this right! I guess it was worth it, cause now I love it! ;) My base is certainly celery. I stamped the borders with basic brown, water coloring with celery and future floor wax and pearl ex. I stamped the brown dots with chocolate chip craft. I also used my paper piercer to pierce the little scrolly dots and then a chocolate chip marker to faux stitch it. The chocolate chip strip was stamped with the background stamp in polka dots and paisley with vanilla craft. I used my square mega scallop punch to punch watercolor paper and a layer of certainly celery. They are both sponged with chocolate chip. I water colored the sweet bear with chocolate chip, creamy caramel, bashful blue and regal rose. I used my cuttlebug flower die to cut out the cute little flowers, sponged them with chocolate chip and put random heart buttons on them. I finished this piece off with ribbon from Michaels. The ribbon was my inspiration to stamp today! TFL! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Soft thinking of you card

I got a little stamping time in while DGD slept today. I needed a thinking of you card for a sweet lady down the street who lost her husband a few months ago. I decided since she is probably lonely I would go get her a beautiful rose to go with this card. I hope it helps.

There is information about the card here if you need instructions.

Thanks for looking, Enjoy!

Masculine thanks and Anniversary!

I needed a manly thank you card for a family friend and this is what I came up with. I started with Sahara sand as my base and I am on a square card kick. Sahara sand classic ink and my flannel plaid bg stamp started the process. I used my little pieces in sahara sand as well. Really rust was doodled around the top and side edges. Faux stitching in really rust across the bottom added a nice touch. I am still loving my Au Chocolat paper and used it for the bottom strip. I put it through my thanks cuttlebug folder, and then sanded it with my sanding block. I wrapped some jute around the bottom strip and knotted it. It is also backed with really rust. I used circle punches in chocolate chip, really rust stamped with the paisley bg stamp in chocolate chip craft and then little pieces stamped in really rust and chocolate chip craft ink. The tag was made by putting the chocolate chip layer through the thanks cuttlebug folder and layering with really rust. The thanks is cut on my cuttlebug. By definition was stamped in close to cocoa craft ink and the edges were distressed with the ink, then aged with scissors and fingernails. Hodgepodge hardware and a making memories brad were used to finish it off. Stampin'Up! chocolate gross grain ribbon and twill were used on the end.

Sorry this is getting long, but I wanted to let you know that I am celebrating a big anniversary with Stampin'Up! this month! 10 years! Woo hoo! In honor of that, comment on this post and I will draw for some blog candy! I forgot to put when, duh! How about Thursday night, 10:00 pm. I am getting old and need my beauty sleep, wink. Not sure what yet, but I will try and make it fun! Thanks for all of your support and kind words. Have a great day!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I had a little stampin fun tonight!

I got in some stampin time tonight! I started with cool caribbean and cut it 4" x 11". I used my slit punch at the bottom to use as a way to fasten the card. I ran the front in my swirl folder through my cuttlebug. The white lacey piece was punched with the slit punch and pierced at the top. I used the little flower from my polka dots and pieces to stamp each scallop. My white gel pen was used to polka dots on the swirls and also on the bottom. I stamped my delight in life flowers in basic brown and then watercolored them with reinkers. Stickles adds the right touch of sparkle. The ribbon is from Jody's striped ribbon share. I wish I would have had the moolah to get in on the polka dot ribbon share. Hopefully she will do it again. I wanna play in the sandbox too!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Elegant doodles!

Pretty in pink cs is the base of this square card. I found a piece of leftover pink striped paper on my table so I used chocolate chip and distressed it. I stamped my paisley bg stamp on the pink and distressed lots with a sponge. The flourishes were stamped with basic brown and watercolored with chocolate chip and some cranberry crisp just here and there. I used stickles on some of the flourish dots. Super Russet pearl ex was applied with future floor finish just here and there on the flourishes and on the centers of the flowers. I also used it on the petals of the big flower. Cherish was stamped in chocolate chip. The pink ribbon is from Michaels and the stitched ribbon is cranberry stitched ribbon from Stampin'up! The daisies are from Jodys daisy share. This is kind of a different look for me. It is really elegant with the pearl ex. Do you like it?

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

So much fun!

I am back! I am having so much fun in the glorious stamp room! I have really been wanting to play with my big blossom stamp. This Au Chocolat paper is to die for! I even ate the chocolate after I took the pics! (wink) The pretty in pink was stamped with chocolate chip craft ink with my paisley bg stamp. I love that stamp! I layered the striped Au Chocolate paper with Chocolate chip cs. The doodle this was inked with chocolate chip craft ink and then embossed with clear ep. The big blossom was also stamped on Au Chocolat paper and then cut out and sponged around the edges. I used polka dots and petals and circle punches for the center of my flower. Stickles was applied to the pink flower for just the right sparkle! I used my cuttlebug stamp die for the oval stamp using chocolate chip cs xyroned on chipboard coaster material before putting through the cuttlebug. I heart my cuttlebug. Adorable was stamped with chocolate chip ink with my warm words stamp and then I used snap stamps for the simply. Michaels ribbon was tied on to finish it. Enjoy!


It was pointed out to me that people were not allowed to comment on my posts. I think I have it fixed and am not sure why it was set that way. Anyway comment away. Thanks for all of your support. I don't babysit the beautiful Granddaughter today so I hope to stamp some fun stuff. I am going to post a pic of her so you can see her beautiful long hair. She is 19 months and her Mom didn't have that much hair til she was much older. Darn! I couldn't really do anything with her hair. I am having a blast doing Mykl's hair when I babysit. Yesterday her Mom asked her if she wanted to wear pants or a dress. She said "dress". She asked if she wanted to wear tights or socks, she replied "socks". Lastly she asked if she wanted one or two pigtails. Her reply was "one" She looks like Pebbles! So stinking cute!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Sparkly Bodacious Polka dots!

Last year when the new in-colors came out Stampin'Up! came out with some color combos. This came from those. Cool caribbean, certainly celery, so saffron and always artichoke. I used bodacious boquet for the flowers. The centers and the background are from polka dots and petals from the spring mini. I distressed the edges of the background with my fingernail. The imagine circle is from my harmony cuttlebug alphabet. I used the medium weight coasters from StarlitStudio to cut it out. Certainly celery craft highlights the edges and imagine is stamped with cool caribbean. The daisy is from Jody's daisy share and I put sparkly bling in the center. I had a piece of celery polka dot ribbon sitting on my stamp table and thought it would be cute as a leaf. The caribbean ribbon is from a grossgrain ribbon share Jody hosted. I pierced the saffron piece of paper before putting the flowers and circle on. TFL!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Stamped for me!

I needed a notebook for me! I found this at Michaels for 1$. I used my Au Chocolat paper to cover it. Regal rose and Chocolate chip ink was used to watercolor after stamping the flowers from doodle this and doodle that in basic brown. I aged the paper with chocolate chip craft ink. My name was cuttlebuged with my harmony alphabet and thin chipboard coasters from Starlitstudio! I used regal rose craft ink on the letters and then used my white gel pen to stitch it. The chocolate chip heart is cut out with my cuttlebug heart die cut. The ribbon is Michaels ribbon. I used chocolate grossgrain from Stampin'Up!. A brown and pink daisy are attached using my cropodile and a brad from my hodgepodge hardware. Stickles was put on the center of the small flowers. I love it and it is going to get lots of use! I hope you like it too.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Two days in a row!

I have wanted to play with my new spring mini stamps and haven't had time! I just played! Chocolate chip cardstock was used as my base. I stamped polka dots and petals on the chocolate chip with vanilla craft and chocolate chip classic. I cut strips of my gorgeous Au Chocolat designer series paper and attached at the bottom. I stamped my bundle of joy giraffe with basic brown and watercolored him with so saffron, close to cocoa and pretty in pink. Adorable was stamed with chocolate chip and is from fancy flexible phrases. I sponged the edges after punching with my giga scallop oval punch. I also pierced the scallops with my piercing tool. The ribbon is from Michaels. The wonderful primas are from Jody's daisy share! They are to die for!

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