Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Color Challenge Tuesday

River Rock, Basic Black, Whisper White

I am feeling so much better today, so I couldn't wait to check out the Color Challenge today on SCS. I love these colors together. So here is my card:

I used the Hostess set Sweet Dreams and the colors from the challenge. I cut out the three flowers, added a black brad in the center of each and adhered them with foam dimensionals.
The center panel is also adhered with foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a creative day!

Monday, February 25, 2008

A Little Bit of Happiness

Good Monday Morning!
I have been sick (very sick with the flu) all week, and have been struggling every day to do something instead of laying in bed. I mounted all my new stamp sets and had lots of time to search thru SCS at all the past challenges I missed.
Today, I want to show you how I put my hostess stamp set, A Little Bit of Happiness, together. I can't take all the credit as this is something that was presented by SU! at the Anaheim regionals.

You will need:
A new set of Dominoes (bought at Target)
A Little Bit of Happiness stamp set
SU! Craft & Rubber Scissors

Take the sticker sheet and cut between the images as shown. Mount the sticker onto the plain side of the Dominoes.

Repeat until all stickers have been mounted.
You will have 21 stamps total.

Now this part can be a little scary.
Take the Craft & Rubber Scissors and cut between the images of the rubber stamp.
Start slowly and be very careful not to cut the image itself.
Trust me it can be done!!

Here you see the images are all cut apart and ready to mount onto the other side of the Dominoes.

Peel away the paper backing to expose the adhesive.
Mount each rubber stamp image on the dotted side of each of the Dominoes.

Viola!! Here is the finished set.

Now instead of a stamp set of 4, I have a stamp set of 21!!

They all fit in the plastic case that comes with the set.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a creative day!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tag Cards

The swap for my downline meeting in March is going to be TAG CARDS. I have made 3 samples to show the various sizes and ideas to make these adorable cards. They will all fit into a standard envelope but require .58 postage due to the thickness of the cards.

#1 Embrace Life Finished size 3-5/8" x 5-1/2"

Embrace Life
11" x 5-1/2" Open

#2 One of a Kind
Finished size: 2-3/4" x 5-1/2"

One of a Kind 11" x 5-1/2" Open

#3 Garden Whimsy Finished Size: 3" x 5-1/2"

5-1/2" x 9" Open

How can you attend my downline meetings you ask? Contact me to sign up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and be on my creative team! From now thru March 15th receive an extra free gift when you sign up!

Thanks for stopping by, have a creative day!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

SAB Swap Cards

I joined two SAB swaps on Splitcoast Stampers last month. Here are the cards I designed to swap.
STAMPS: Friendship Blooms, Whimsy Jumbo Stampin' Wheel
PAPER: Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, River Rock, Whisper White
INK: Elegant Eggplant, River Rock
ACCESS: Square Punches, River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Staple, Dimensionals, Lavender Lace Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile


STAMPS: Birthday Whimsy
PAPER: Cutie Pie DSP, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
INK: Chocolate Chip
ACCESS: Markers, Silver Brads, Photo Corners Punch, Dimensionals, Certainly Celery Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, have a creative day!

Swap for Downline Meeting

Sweet Baby Card for swapping

Here is the card I designed for the swap at my Downline Meeting last week.
The swap theme was to use a "SAB" set or a "NE
W" set from the Spring-Summer Collection. I used the SAB set So Many Scallops.
I used the SU! small star punch to make a stencil. I punched the star in the center of a scrap of cardstock and used a sponge dauber and bashful blue ink to stencil the stars as a background.

Stamps: So Many Scallops, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Small Star Punch, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Template & Tool, Brads, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Have a creative day!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I have been tagged by Jean (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws)

1. Stamping Style: Fresh & Fun

2. Inspiration: Challenges on SCS keep me from doing the same thing over and over

3. Color: Pink & Brown

4. Work Space: My fabulous Stampin' Studio

5. Perfect Day: The house is clean, laundry is done, and I can stamp without interruption

6. Wildest Dream: Win the Lottery!

7. Ink: Stampin' Up! (there is no comparison)

8. Family: Married to Paul (almost 25 years), two children (Bryan, 20 years & Kelsey, 16 years), Logan (our 4 year old tweeny Dachshund)

9. Beverage: Starbuck's Passion Iced Tea Lemonade

10. Biggest Challenge: To be a morning person!

I will tag:

Tandra - A Little Inkalicious

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

E is for Excellent

Excellent Award

Chat, Me, My Stamps & I, sent me this "E" award today. She is always an inspiration to me. Her ideas are always fresh and new, she is amazing at the SCS Challenges. She has mostly original designs on her blog and in her gallery. Thanks Chat!

It is now my turn to give the "E" award. Check out Patty's blog, Patty's Stamping Spot
. She is a very talented stamper and has lots of great ideas to share. Her flower garden is awesome too!.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Double the Challenge

I have been busy all week catching up from being gone last weekend. Today I was so excited to have some stamping time. I love to do the challenges on SCS. Today's challenge was the Inspiration Challenge and I combined it with the Sketch Challenge from Wednesday. I had this set still sitting out on my desk that I unpacked from Regionals. So I decided to use it and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it.

Stamp Set: So Much
Paper: Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Ruby Red, Garden Green, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Lg. Silver Brads, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

SCS Regional Swaps

I love swapping at these events and it is especially fun to join a "SCS" group because you know the cards will be great. I participated in a swap, hosted by Michelle Fischer. I signed up for two groups of 10 card fronts. Here are my two cards that I made for this special swap.
Stamp Set: Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dimensionals, Brads, 5/8" Grosgrain Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Sponge Dauber

The large flower is stamped and then cut out and stamped again and the center is trimmed out and popped up with dimensionals.

Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Metal Edge Tag, Scalloped Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Markers ( Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke), Heart Brads, Dimensionals
The ear and foot are stamped, cut out and popped up with dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

SU! Regionals with Friends

Attending the SU! Regional Seminar in Anaheim was so much fun. Getting away with special friends for the weekend and for seeing friends face to face that you only communicate with via SCS online. It was a weekend for both. Here are some of the pictures that capture these moments.

Here we are at the Anaheim Convention Center. I am on the left, Jean is in the middle and Chat is on the right. We had a great time!

Here I am with my online friend Tandra, meeting face to face for the first time. We are looking forward to more SU! events so we can see each other again.

Monday, February 4, 2008

A (Name) Tag Game

I have been tagged by Chat (nitestamper) to play a middle name tag game.

These are the rules:
You must post the rules before you give your answers. You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details). Here goes:

J - JOYFUL - always happy and smiling
E - ENCOURAGING - everyone to do their best and be themselves.
A - ARTISTIC and creative with my SU! stamps & accessories!
N - NEAT - everything has a place and is in it's place!

Now my turn to tag:
Cambria - Stamp a Little Love Baby
Lorri - Dream Big
Patty - Patty's Stamping Spot
Laurie - Just Give Me Stamps

My Regional Swaps

As promised, here are two of the cards I made to swap at the Anaheim Regionals.

Stamp Set: Best Kind of Friend
Paper: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Really Rust, Naturals Ivory, Mellow Moss
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, Gold Brad, Blue Bayou Stitched
Ribbon, Horizontal Punch, Dimensionals

Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Paper: Lovely Lilac, DSP Prints Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I've Been Missing from the Blogging World

Where have I been? What have I been doing?

I have been preparing to attend the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar in Anaheim, CA. I have devoted the past two weeks to stamping my swaps in every minute of free time I could find. The day finally arrived on Thursday, Jan. 31, and I flew to Anaheim, CA along with two of my best friends for the weekend. We attended the Friday Regional and had an awesome time. Swapping, meeting new friends and enjoying all that the Regionals had to offer. I am back home and ready to share with my blogging friends again. I will post photos tomorrow after I get them downloaded off my camera.