Friday, April 25, 2008

Sweet Celebrations

Limited Supplies Challenge
Here is the card I created for today's challenge of following a list of items that you can use.
The List
1. Make a square card. (Any size)
2. Use only scrap pieces of paper. (The base card doesn't have to be a scrap.)
3. Use ribbon or fiber scraps.
4. Use only ONE other embellishment.
5. Use any colors, stamps, and tools.


Stamps: Sweet Celebrations
Paper: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray
Acces: Scalloped Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Button, Soft Sky Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Dimensional Adhesive

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sketch Challenge

I created this card for the Sketch Challenge. I used Bali Breeze DSP, which I love, and took the colors that are from the paper to complete the card.

I used the A Beautiful Thing Stamp Set, and the Warm Words Stamp Set both from SU! I used Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Groovy Guava and Whisper White cardstock. The middle panel is popped-up using dimensional adhesive. I used the ticket corner punch on the corners of the flower panel and the layer.

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Color, Color...Snip, Snip...

Color Combinations and Ways to Use It all in one card
I designed this card for the color challenge using Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip for my colors. The Ways to Use It Challenge was to use scissors in a way you normally wouldn't. So I took the scalloped circle punch and punched it out from textured pretty in pink cardstock. Taking my scissors, I cut away every other petal from the punch-out. When you are done you have this pretty flower. I used the 1/2" circle punch for the center. This was shared by Tammy for the 3 minute demo at the downline meeting last week.


Stamps: Priceless, For A Friend
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Acces: Scalloped Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Double Circle Punch, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Binder Clip (non-SU), Dimensional Adhesive

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Mother's Day Pocket Card

Downline Meeting Swap
I designed this card for the swap at my downline meeting last week. The theme was to make a Pocket Card for Spring or Mother's Day. I used the Blooming with Love Set from SU!


Stamp Set: Blooming with Love, Flannel Plaid
Paper: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Almost Amethyst, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Groovy Guava
Acces: Scalloped Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensional Adhesive, Tag Corner Punch, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Silver Brads, SU! Markers.

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You Cheer Me Up Award

I was given this award today from my friend Chat (nitestamper). Thanks Chat!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

And the Blog Candy Winner is....

Julie A. She was the closest to my favorite combo. My favorite combo right now is Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Gable Green with Whisper White. Thanks to all you stopped by and left a comment. Keep watching for the next blog candy.

....Julie A. said...Congrats on your hits and thanks so much for the opportunity to win the blog candy! My favorite color combo is Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue.
April 13, 2008 1:18 PM....

Julie please email me at with your mailing address so I can send the goodies to you. Congrats!!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Combined Challenges for Wednesday

Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge
... have mered into one card that I designed to share with you today. I used the colors Basic Gray, Groovy Guava, and Blush Blossom for this card. I used the Groovy Guava DSP prints as my background. The Embrace Life set is so perfect for water coloring and I used the Aqua Painter to give the flowers some color. The flower panel is popped up using dimensional adhesive. Of course, some paper piercing on the edges complete the look.

Stamps: Embrace Life Stamp Set from SU!
Paper: Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Groovy Guava DSP prints
Ink: Basic Gray, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Blush Blossom SU! marker, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, Blush Blossom Eyelets, Dimensional Adhesive
Tools: Crop-A-Dile, Paper Piercing Tool Kit,

Today is the last day to leave a comment for my blog candy giveaway. See post below for more info on how to play.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Double Pocket Card

Technique Challenge
Today's challenge was to make a double pocket card using a tutorial on SCS. I created this card to send to a friend in my hometown who is going through some tough times right now. I decided to use the Au Chocolate DSP (retired SU!) for the challenge. The tags that are inside each pocket are stamped using the True Friend set. The large eyelets are set using the Crop-A-Dile.

Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Au Chocolate DSP, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla
Ink: Groovy Guava, Garden Green
Accessories: Large Pewter Eyelets, River Rock Ribbon, Brown brad, Staples
Tools: Scalloped Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Scissors

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Blog Candy - 10,000 Hits Today

10,000 Hits and counting!
Wow! I can't believe it. I just noticed that I reached 10,000 hits today. I enjoy sharing my stamping world with you and appreciate each and every one of you who visit my blog. I have this blog candy to give away. The winner will receive a Boho-style altered journal, Fiskars hand-squeeze 1" punch, packet of ribbon pieces, binder clips, pieces punched from SU! punches and a surprise item.

To win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite SU! color combo, if yours matches my favorite combo you case of a tie I will use to choose a winner. You only have until Wednesday, April 16th at midnight Arizona time. One entry per person unless you are a subscriber to my blog, then you can enter twice. I can't wait to see all the color combos.

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Friday Night Stamping with Friends

Girl's Night Out
I had my 3 best friends over last night for an evening of stamping. Everyone brought food so we could make dinner (Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, French Bread, Strawberries and Cheesecake)...yumo! We each brought a shoebox swap to stamp. We had a great time!! Here are the projects we made:

Jean's card - Gate-Fold Card using the Embrace Life Stamp Set

Vicki's Card - Long Notes Card using the Blossoms Abound Set

My card - Flap Fold Card using the Tart & Tangy Set & Fundamental Phrases

Chat was having a difficult day and left her project at home. LOL Gotta love her!
So here is a bonus project that Jean brought. She found the idea here on SCS.
Use 2 scallop circle punches, and 2 Hershey's nuggets. A corset for your chocolates!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Simple Sketch

Sketch Challenge Wednesday
Today I designed this card for the sketch challenge over at SCS. It is a very simple oval focal point. I used the Oval Nestabilities to cut the ovals, and the paper piercing tool for the holes in the center of each scallop. The images are popped up with dimensional adhesive.

Stamps: A Beautiful Thing
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Groovy Guava Prints DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensional Adhesive, Brad, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Real Red Tulips

Tuesday's Color Challenge - Real Red, Glorious Green, Night of Navy

Here is the card I designed for today's challenge over at SCS. Tulips are my favorite flower so what better color than REAL RED. I never use Glorious Green so this was a true challenge. I used a small piece for a layer and then used the SU! marker for the stems and leaves.

Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, Glorious Green, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: SU! Markers: Glorious Green, Real Red, Dimensional Adhesive, Real Red Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Scalloped Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen

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Sharing More from VSN

Rolling Out The Red Carpet

This challenge was to use RED as your focal point on a card. I used the Always stamp set and stamped everything in red. The distressing tool was used around the red center rectangle to add dimension. and after cutting out all the stamped images, I mounted them with dimensional adhesive. I used the paper piercing tool and m
at to accent the corners of the white panel.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Layers of Pumpkin & Turquoise...Ribbon that is

Stacked Ribbon Technique Challenge
I created this card for today's challenge using leftover scraps of Bali Breeze that I used over the weekend on a VSN project (see next post). The challenge for today was to use layers of ribbon as your embellishments. I used Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, and White Tafetta Ribbon.


Ginormous Flowers, Much Appreciated
PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Bali Breeze DSP
INK: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
ACCESSORIES: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Rose Red Brads, Ribbons, Dimensional Adhesive

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Another VSN Weekend Project

Handbag "Purse-onality"
Here is another project from the VSN Weekend over at SCS. This challenge was to use a handbag for inspiration to show your "purse-onality". I used the Bali Breeze DSP for the background. I love the Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red colors in this paper. I used my Rose Red marker to do the faux stitching, Rose Red brads and the Rounded Tab Punch for the accent tabs. Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon is used for the handles.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008


Are you wondering why I haven't posted anything since Friday? Well I have been busy stamping along with the VSN Fashion Weekend over at SCS. It is a Virtual Stamp Night turned into a Virtual Stamp Weekend. The fun began Friday, April 4 at 6 pm EDT (3 pm for me in Arizona) and lasted until Saturday, April 5 at 11 pm EDT (8pm in Arizona), different challenges are posted every hour and you have 45 minutes to complete the challenge, upload your card and clean up to get ready for the next. I didn't get any of my cards uploaded until today, I even missed a couple of challenges due to making dinner and doing laundry. VSN lets you try new things and gets your creativity flowing. I created 15 cards total!! All are on my gallery at SCS. I will share a few here as well.

I Love My Threads
The challenge was to use thread on your card in some way. I used the Paper Piercing Tool Kit to make the holes and then used the Linen Thread from SU! to hand sew the DSP to the layer of cardstock. The horse was inked and stamped repeatedly without adding ink.

STAMPS: Wanted
PAPER: Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Ruby Red, Naturals Ivory, Close to Cocoa Prints DSP
INK: River Rock, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
ACCESSORIES: Linen Thread, Needle, Paper Piercing Tool Kit, Dimensional Adhesive

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Enjoy Your Color

Limited Supplies Challenge
Today's challenge was to use only white and one other color that is NOT a neutral. Same with embellishments, use as many as long as they are white and the same other color. I chose to use Blue Bayou and the Prints DSP that matches.


Enjoy Every Moment
PAPER: Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Blue Bayou Prints DSP
INK: Blue Bayou
ACCESSORIES: Dimensional Adhesive, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Kit, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rub Ons for a Challenge

Ways to Use It Challenge Thursday.
Today's challenge is to find ways to use Rub-on Transfers. Here is the card I designed for the challenge. I used the SU! Love & Happiness Rub Ons. They are very easy to use and you get great results. There is very little stamping on this card. The only stamped image is the sentiment "friend" which is stamped in Bashful Blue. The rest of the images are rub ons.

STAMPS: For A Friend
PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Gable Green, Whisper White
INK: Bashful Blue
ACCESSORIES: Love & Happiness Rub Ons, Dimensional Adhesive, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Kit

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Apricot Blossom

Color Challenge & Sketch Challenge
I made a card for yesterday's color challenge, but my daughter needed it for one of her teacher's today and I gave it to her without taking a picture of it to upload. Oh well, she was so happy that it was ready to go. LOL! Here is the card I designed today, combining two challenges. I am not sure about it. I made my background by rubbing the ink pads directly onto the paper.

STAMPS: Bloomin' Beautiful
PAPER: Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
INK: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal
ACCESSORIES: Blender Pens, Paper Piercing Tool Kit, Dimensional Adhesive, Apricot Grosgrain Ribbon, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

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