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...