Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stamp Camp - Holiday Theme

Hello ladies!!!

I had a FABULOUS time yesterday during my first Stamp Camp of the holiday season. I hope everyone who attended did, as well. We made a few Thanksgiving and Christmas cards (see previous posts). What a great way to get in the holiday spirit!

These camps are designed to teach techniques in a comfortable, informal setting. My goal is to keep the groups to no more than 7 ladies. I will open new dates if the need arises. The camps are absolutely FREE events. And there is no pressure to purchase anything. I really just want to share my excitement for stamping and the techniques I have learned over the years.

Do you want to make it to one? The next Stamp Camp will be held on November 18th from 11:00am-1:00pm. The last Stamp Camp will be held December 3rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Contact me if you would like to attend. Hope to see you then!


Stamp Camp Christmas Cards

SU! Materials
Stamps Used: Bells and Boughs (#120831)
Cardstock Used: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper Used: Deck the Halls DSP (#120810)
Classic Ink Used: Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Ribbon Used: Victoria 5/8" (#118481)
Other Items Used: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large, 1 3/4" Circle Extra-Large

SU! Materials
Stamps Used: Four the Holidays (#116921)
Cardstock Used: Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Classic Ink Used: Marina Mist
Ribbon - Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119257)
Other Items Used: Big Shot, Embossing Folder - Northern Flurry (#120902), Sponges

Stamp Camp Thanksgiving Cards

SU! Materials
Stamps Used: Grateful Greetings (#116511), Inspired by Nature (#111656)
Cardstock Used: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Classic Ink Used: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Other items used: Sponges, Linen Thread

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thank You Card Set

I made this set of thank you cards using the First Day stamp set (118521) in the SU! Summer Mini. Hope Layne's Kindergarten teacher likes them!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Playing with some new SU! stuff ... what a hoot!

Supplies Used
Stamp Set: Because I Care
Paper: Baja Breeze CS, Very Vanilla CS, Crumb Cake CS, Soft Suede CS, Elegant Soiree DSP, Lap of Luxury DSP
Punches: Two Step Owl (118074), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle (118874), 1 3/4" Circle Extra-Large (119850)
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Other Items Used: Antique Brads (117273) LOVE THEM!!!, Basic Pearls (119247)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

Thinking of You... (inside) Please know that I care.

Praying for You... (inside) Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal your heart.

Supplies Used
Stamp Set - Thoughts and Prayers
Paper - Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke
Ink - Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke
Other Items Used - Big Shot with Top Note Die, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, top card - 5/8" Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon retired :-( and bottom card - linen thread and hemp twine

Back to School Vintage Vogue Style!

My daughter is heading off to middle school this year. Wow, the years have flown by! She gets to have her very own locker. Apparently this is a big deal. I can't remember back that far. So we have been on the search for an organizer to adhere to the inside of her locker door. Easy task, right? Wrong! Her locker is only 6" wide (if that) and we have not been able to find an organizer that will fit. My solution ... I will make her one! She has seen it (minus the Mommy note) and loves it. Thank goodness!

It holds a mini composition book, a few spare pencils/pens, and clip(s). It has a Top Note mini magnet board for important notes. The "pocket" at the bottom can hold a few other things (i.e. lip gloss - no lipstick for her yet, erasers, pencil sharpener).

My plan is to put my little note on the board after we have toured the school and she has practiced opening her locker 100 times. Daddy will have to distract her enough for me to add the good luck note and a mini chocolate bar in case she needs a midday pick-me-up.

Thanks for visiting! Happy Stamping!

Supplies Used
Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue (117690)
Paper - Basic Black, Real Red, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP (117175)
Ink - Real Red
Other Items Used - Big Shot (113439) with Top Note Die (113463), Magnet Sheets (119816), 1" Circle Punch (119868), and 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Lots of Sticky Strip (104294) - I do not want this to fall apart after a week :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What does Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzazz have in common?

I used these three SU! colors in both of my cards! (I am in a dorky mood; can you tell?)

Vintage Vogue Friends

Supplies Used
Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue (117690)
Paper - Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, and Blushing Bride
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride
Other Items Used - Basic Pearls (119247)

Eastern Blooms Thank You

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Eastern Blooms (111626) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper- Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, and Blushing Bride
Ink - Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
Other Items Used - Fancy Flower Punch (118073), 1" Circle Punch (119868), and Big Shot (113439) with Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's the Thought Stamp Set

Hello Stampers! I decided to take the stamp set It's the Thought and make a card with every stamp. I rarely do this but I thought, why not. I chose to use many different colors and layouts. I will post specifics this weekend. Happy Stamping! Thanks for visiting.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Want this darling set for FREE...

Darling Dots (retired) #113708 - hostess level 1

...well, all you have to do is play and win! This is an extremely simple contest. There are three easy steps.

1. FOLLOW ME. The follow me icon can be found on the right hand side of my blog.

2. COMMENT. Please give me feedback on one of my posts! Think this contest is a great idea? Let me know. Has a card inspired you? Share that with me.

3. RECOMMEND. All you have to do is recommend my blog to a friend and have him/her follow me. When she/he does send me an email at with your information and the information of the person you recommended who is now following. (You can not recommend someone who was already following before the contest began.)

All of this must be completed no later that 8:00am eastern time, Monday, August 2nd. Easy enough, RIGHT? :-) Everyone who participates in these three activities will have their name put in THE basket. (It is my special basket I hold all of my workshop drawings from. I will draw one name at 9:00am eastern time on Monday, August 2nd! I will notify the winner by email and, with permission, post his/her name and blog site.

If you are already following me and have posted a comment, thank you! You only need to do one more step.

Some of you may be wondering why am I doing this? Well, it is simple. There are soooo many blogs out there and my new blog might get lost in cyber world. I don't want that to happen. I want to share my work with you and inspire your next great project. I LOVE Stampin' Up! products and I want to share that love with everyone. I want you to know you have demonstrator committed to helping you throughout your stamping journey whether it means getting you the preferred pricing for Stampin' Up! items, giving you advise on products, or helping you with a craft project. I love stamping and want you to love it just as much! Some of you just need to know how to start and others of you are seasoned stampers looking for fresh, different ideas. I want this blog to be about both.

Thank you all for visiting my site and Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Punched Posies Thank You

I have been really wanting to use this set from the Summer Mini and finally got the chance tonight. This set, Punched Posies, is a level 2 Hostess set. With a $300 Workshop you can get this set FREE! Most of the stamps in this set coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches. I am not a fan of cutting things out so I was definitely drawn to this set.

I was not very creative tonight and decided to use the NEW Color Coach for a color combo idea; I was really happy with the results. Hope you like it too and thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Supply List
Stamp Set - Punched Posies (mini hostess 118535) and Because I Care (IBC hostess 118384)
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Ribbon - 1/8"Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon (119254)
Other items used - 1-3/4"Scallop Circle Punch (119854)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Smooch Spritz Samples

Smooched Vintage Vogue Birthday Wishes

I love Smooch Spritz! For this card I used a combination of two smooch spritzers offered. I smooched the paper and the ribbon! I don't have a Color Catcher (121093) so it was a little messy. However I think it was worth it. Enjoy! Smooch away...

Supply List
Stamp Sets - Vintage Vogue (117690) and Watercolor Trio (117050)
Paper - River Rock CS, Soft Suede CS, Presto Patterns DS Paper (in the mini 117175)
Ink - Soft Suede, River Rock
Ribbon - 1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon sprayed with gold foil smooch spritz
Other Items Used - Smooch Spritz Log Cabin (119921) and Gold Foil (118770), Two-Step Bird Punch, Curly Label Punch, Build-A-Brad

Smooched July 4th Card

I thought I would share the very first card I created using Smooch Spritz. For this card I used Vanilla Shimmer SS. It is a subtle addition to the card. The spritz is more noticeable in person than in the photo.

Supply List
Stamp Set - July Fourth (mini 118523)
Paper - Whisper White CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, and Not Quite Navy CS
Ink - Whisper White Craft Ink, Not Quite Navy
Ribbon - 5/8" Organza Ribbon
Other Items Used - Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer, Star Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Playful Pieces Get Well Wishes

New Hostess Set and Different Colors! I had to hide the Marina Mist. Blue is my favorite color soooo I had to add a little Not Quite Navy to this card. :-)
Super simple card! Many sentiments will work with this card.
Supply List
Stamp Sets - Playful Pieces (Hostess 119993) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (114968)
Paper - Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Garden Green
Other items used - Hemp Twine, Boho Blossom Punch, Crop-A-Dile (for small circle in the center of the flower)

Watercolor Trio Hello

Okay, one more card using the stamp set Watercolor Trio and the colors Crumb Cake and Marina Mist. Can you tell this set and these colors are some of my favorites?

Supply List
Stamp Sets - Watercolor Trio (117050) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink - Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Other items used - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Hemp Twine, Linen Thread, Jewelry Tag Medium

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watercolor Trio thank you

I love these colors together so much that I had to create another card using them.

Supply List

Stamp Set - Watercolor Trio (117050), Because I Care (hostess 118384)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Old Olive
Paper - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ribbon - 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribbon
Other items used - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sponge

Watercolor Trio Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone! I am posting my first card to my blog site. This is a very exciting time for me. I am so happy to share my creation with you so let me get started. Enjoy!

Supply List
Stamp set - Watercolor Trio (117050)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Old Olive
Paper - Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ribbon - 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon
Other items used - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sponge

Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Blog Post!

After noticing many of my friends creating blog sites I felt the need to jump on the bandwagon. Besides I couldn't think of a better way to share my stamping creations with all of my friends and family. So here goes...