Sunday, March 30, 2008

Inspiration Challenge

I made this card for the Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge. We were supposed to be inspired by something in our home. I chose this 3x1 feet long plaque that I found at Hobby Lobby. The card is 4x9 inches. Here is the recipe:

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crate Paper

Tools: Silhouette, slit punch, sponge

Ink: Basic Black

Stamps: None

Have a GREAT day!

Limited Supplies Challenge 160

These cards are for the Splitcoast Stampers Limited Supplies challenge. You were supposed to use only a few stamps and limited paper to make two different cards. What a great idea!!!
These were fun to make. I love this set and the colors.
Here are the recipes:
Stamps: Stem Silouettes, Delight in Life, Canvas
Ink: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, MME pattered paper
Punch: rounded tab punch
Embellishments: large brown brads, Offray ribbon
Have a great day!

Hello again! I made this card for the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge- sc169. This called for a 1 inch panel. It was challenging!
Here is the recipe:
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Pretty Princess
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery
Embellishments: Non SU ribbon, rhinestone stickers, Stickles
Have a great day!

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #41

Hello! Today is my last day home before I return to work after spring break. Bitter- sweet!
While I love teaching, I adore spending time with my own kids more. At least I got a lot of guilt free time in my stamp room.
I decided to try another one of Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenges. This card is for Weekend Sketch Challenge #41. Here are the details:
Stamp: Autum Leaves 7 Petal Flower, Non SU sentiment (?)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Tools: Marvy Punches, Silouette, sponge
Embellishments: Non SU ribbon and rhinestone stickers
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 29, 2008


My sister came over yesterday to do some scrapbooking. Here is a simple, 8x8 page I completed. I have decided to try to do more smaller pages. I feel like the traditional 12x12 are sometimes too large of an area to work with. I'll still do my share of 12x12's but this should be fun and different. This picture is of my son, Nathan, when he was 12 months old. I just can't stand all of the expensive professional photos I have sitting in envelopes. I decided to scrap them and get them out of my office.
Here is the recipe for this page:
Paper: Deja Views Little one collection
Tools: Cuttlebug, Quickuts die
Buttons: Doodlebug Design
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Summer Picnic

I am having a blast with my new stuff. I'll keep it brief since I have to clean my stamping room for a busy day of uninterrupted stamping! Here are the recipes:
The first card:
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, So Very
Ink: Gable Green, Real Red
Paper: Summer Picnic, Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Tools: Silhouette, Scallop Punch
Embellishments: White Souffle Pen, Ribbon Trends Ribbon, Diamond Glaze

The second Card: (Quick and EASY)
stamps: So Many Scallops
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Summer Picnic, Whisper White
Embellishments: White SU ribbon

Hopefully I'll have something fun to show tomorrow!


Hello! I made this card for my cousin's daughter's birthday. I guess that makes this for my second cousin. Duh. This was my first time playing with the Cutie Pie DP. I love the colors! This was also my first time playing with my Doodle Bug and Stampendous birthday stamps. I have to say I am impressed at how far clear stamps have come in the past few years.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Stampendous, Doodlebug Design
Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Cutie Pie DP
Tools: Silouette, scallop punch, Cropadile, SU markers, Souffle pens
Embellishments: Offray ribbon, mm brads,
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Color Challenge!

This is a card that I made for a color challenge on K. Werner's blog. I was surprised how easily the colors came together! They are not colors I have used together before. This is much prettier in real life.
Here is the recipe:
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Paper: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie Orchid Opulence
Stamp: Rhona Farrar's Swirls, Warm Words
Other: Flower punch-EK Success, rhinestone stickers
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I love this set! The paper in the Summer Picnic pack is so much fun. I am glad I made this purchase. This card is a case of the one I did with Dutch Girl paper awhile back. I love the layout and this paper is great for this layout. I attempted to cut the circles out with my Fiscars circle cutter. After fiddling with it for ten minutes and then getting Adam involved, I ended up just throwing it away. It just wouldn't work properly. Then, I was thinking about which products I would purchase to make circles, and how many different punches I would have to buy. Then it hit me! Duh! I have a Silouette! This machine is GREAT! I can make any size circle I want!!!
Here is the recipe:
Stamp: Tart and Tangy
Ink: Real Red, Gable Green
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DP
Other: Dimensionals, Quickutz Silouette, scallop punch, Diamond Glaze, Cropadile, SU ribbon

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sketch Challenge

I got my new Stampin' Up order the other day and had to play!
I thought I would try a new sketch challenge for some inspiration. Sketch challenges really are my favorite. They give me the guidance I need to jump off and create something I love. I got this sketch from Jen Del Muro's blog, Check it out. Her samples are so cute. Here is the recipe:
Stamps: So Many Scallops
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DP
Tools: Mat Pack, Flower punch, EK Success, Circle punch 1 1/4, Designer Tab punch, Scallop punch
Other: Jewel stickers from Hobby Lobby, SU dimensionals

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sketch Challenge

I made this card for last week's sketch challenge at SCS. Here is the recipe:
Paper: K & Co, River Rock, Always artichoke (it matches IRL)
Sentiment: K&Co cut out
Other: pearl stickers
No Stamping!!!!!
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge

I made this card for the Splitcoast Stampers weekly sketch challenge. I kind of flipped it on its side. One again I used my Terrific Tulips set. This was fun to make!
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Linen, Terrific Tulips, Rhona Farrer Swirls
Ink: Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Other: Celery grosgrain ribbon, pearl stickers
Thanks for looking!


I can't believe I have had the Terrific Tulips set for over a year and I am just discovering how much fun it is! I mounted it less than a week ago. It is a free set that I received for being on the SU panel. What awesome perks! I have been trying to do more simple cards lately. I think I like the look of this one.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Terrific Tulips, Warm Words, Rhona Farrer Swirls
Ink: Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Paper: Whisper White
Ribbon: May Arts
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Is it spring yet? It is this time every year when I get so jumpy and figidy- almost spring!
I bought a dress for Easter that is brown with green tulips. I know it doesn't sound pretty, but I promise it is. It inspired me to make these cards. I was hoping to go with a bright green, but I ended up with Blue Bayou. Go figure!
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Terrific Tulips, Sincere Salutations
Ink: versamark clear embossing
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou
Other: White embossing powder, heat tool, mat pack, bayou ribbon, pastels-teal
Have a great day!

Monday, March 10, 2008


I saw a similar card to these on Heather Summer's blog. I had to try making them, but with my own twist! These are so easy and fast to make! Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Rhona Farrer swirls, Studio G flower, Warm Words
Ink: Rose Romance, Certainly Celery
Paper: Whisper White
Ribbon: Celery, (from Meijer)
I hope you like them!
Have a great day!

Just a quick card for my father in-law. Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Linen, Stem Silouettes
Ink: True Thyme (I know, its old!)
Paper: MME, True Thyme, Old Olive, Archiver's brand paper
Ribbon: SU True Thyme
Other: Pewter brads, tab punch
Short and sweet today!
Have a good one!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Wow! It has been so long since I have posted! I have not had the mojo lately. Friday night I made seven cards! Four are identical, but I guess they still count! This little owl is so sweet. I am so glad he came with the set I bought that had the monkeys I used for Nathan's birthday invitations. Bonus!!!!
Here is the recipe:
Paper: Soft Sky, Choc. Chip, PP My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Owl from Hero Arts
Ink: Basic Brown, Choc. Chip, Close to Cocoa, Yo Yo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss
Ribbon: May Arts
Tools: SU punches Scallop and tab (2x for circle)
Have a great day!
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