Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hi Scrappers,

Hope everyone had a very wondeful holiday with friends and family. I know we sure did. Here are some cards that I have made this past week. Hope you enjoy.

All Products are Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Set: Cold & Cuddly and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Taken With Teal, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper
Ink: Taken with Teal
Ribbon: Whisper White Organza Ribbon
Punches: Modern Label Punch & Word Window
Other: White Embossing Powder for the Polar Bear

*Note: The card above was inspired by


Stamp Set: Cold & Cuddly and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:Taken With Teal, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper
Ink: Taken Teal, Black Staz-On

Can I just say that I absolutely love this stamp set.


Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations and Christmas Punches
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red
Ribbon: White ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon
Punches: Ornament Punch


Stamp Set: And Many Mower
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Bashful Blue for base
Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Bashful Blue for sponging & Black Staz-On for the image.
WaterColor Pencils to color the image in using blender pen.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hi Scrappers. I know I've been missing in action for awhile now. Christmas time is just so busy around our house, but then again who isn't busy at this time of year. It's insane. I have some time off this coming week and plan to take pictures of some of the projects that I've been working on lately as well as share with you my Occasions Mini Pre-order items and projects. Check back in a few days.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

I can't believe it's November

Hello friends,

Finally I have found time to update and even surf the internet a little bit today. Here are some projects that I have made lately. The last one is a layout from the Oct All Day Crop I attended.


The card above I made for a friends birthday. I like it so much I'm going to have to make a few more.
Sahara Sand Cardstock for base.
Chocolate Chip
Baja Breeze (Retired)
Parisian Breeze DSP (Retired)
Stamp Set is And Many Mower
Used Stampin Write markers to color and also a blender pen for the Baja Breeze since there are no markers for last year In Colors.
I sponged the edges in Chocolate Chip for depth.
* I did get this idea off of Split Coast Stampers but cannot remember the name of the creator, I have to do better at writing the names down.

I absolutely love the Autumn Splendor stamp set in the Holiday Mini catalog. I used Taken with Teal for the base and sponged it the edges with Chocolate Chip. Then on Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the images in Really Rust, More Mustard, and Chocolate Chip. I used the Designer Label punch and the Modern Label punch with the Grateful Greetings stamp set. Used the Horizontal Slot punch at the top and a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon. LOVE IT and so easy to make.

I finally bought the Aqua Painters and could not resist trying water colors. I used the Autumn Harvest Stamp Set with Black Staz On and then colored in the images with the Aqua Painter using Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Garden Green inks. For the greeting, I used Teeny Tiny Wishes. The base is Chocolate Chip and the 1st layer is Really Rust. The images were stamped on the Water Color paper.

I made this card for DH's birthday in October. He loves to golf. The stamp set is And Many Mower. The base is Night of Navy and the layers are Basic Gray and Prestwick DSP (Retired). I used a blender pen to color in the image using the same color family of inks. Used a Night of Navy brad for the flag.

This was a page I did at the All Day Crop. I used the new Cottage Wall DSP for the background. Cardstock is Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence. I used the stamp set The More the Merrier for the journaling block. Used the Scallop Edge border punch and the 5 Petal Flower Punch with matching Old Olive eyelets lifted up with dimensionals. These were the only pictures I had of DD with her broken arm. She was such a trooper with that thing. She was only 18 months old. I might go back and add some buttons to the journaling section, it just feels like the layout is still missing something.
I'll post some more this week.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween

I know, I still haven't posted the layouts from my Saturday crop, still working on those. I will get them loaded though, promise. Ok, here is a card that I made last night for some dear friends of ours. I got the idea from , but I put my own spin on it by changing the inside up.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wow, What a Month!!

I can't believe how fast this month has gone by. It has been crazy. I have been so busy working overtime at my job and trying to get my Stampin' Up! business kicked off that I just haven't had much time to create or post anything. I did finally get to create a bunch of layouts this past weekend when I attended the Northridge All Day Crop. That's right, all day from 8AM to 8PM, although I spent most of the morning visiting with friends and of course eating. So much fun, I can't hardly wait for the next one on Jan 30. So tomorrow I hope to get pics made of some of the layouts that I made. Well, until tomorrow night. Have fun crafting.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Open House Projects

Hello Stampers. Here are the project pictures I said I would post from my Open House. I also included a picture of the door prizes I had. The two frames I hand made using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper which for newcomers to Stampin' Up! will be referred to in the supply list as DSP. Just click on the photo to enlarge.


This is Dasher and this little guy is probably my most favorite Christmas stamp right now and this paper is so pretty. I never would have thought of brown for Christmas but it just fits perfect I think.

Stamp Sets: Dasher #116816, $8.95 & Snow Swirled #111690, $24.95
Die Cut: Top Note #113463, $21.95
Ribbon: 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon #115608, $8.95
DSP: Christmas Cocoa Specialty #116770, $11.95
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, and Soft Suede
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede

I love this card, I saw something like it on-line, but when I went back to look again at it and to find out who originally made it, I could not find it anywhere. This is a matchbook card with a small package of M&M's inside. The gals at my Open House could use any of the Cast-A-Spell paper and for the scallop and Ribbon, they had a choice of Perfect Plum, Old Olive, or Pumpkin Pie.

Stamp Sets: Batty for You #116576, $23.95
Punches: 1-3/8" Circle Punch #104401, $15.95 & Scallop Circle #109043, $15.95
Ribbon: Old Olive
DSP: Cast-A-Spell #115677, $9.95
Cardstock: Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum

Thanks for stopping by and if you would like to order any of the supplies shown here, please visit my Stampin' Up! website at and click on "Shop Now" located in the top right corner.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My 1st Open House/Workshop

Oh my goodness, I just had so much fun sharing my love for stamping and scrapping with some really fun ladies and my closest friends. We made a couple of cards and I'll post those a little bit later, more like tomorrow cause I'm wiped. I'm getting ready to go make some dinner, but I just wanted to post real fast since it has been awhile.

To all the ladies who came to my open house, a special thanks to you all for coming, I appreciate that you gave up your weekend time to visit with me, hope to see you all again very soon.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm creating some cards to show at my upcoming Open House for Stampin' Up! and I'm just so excited to show this card I made tonight. I took some inspiration from Marie over at For my Open House next Saturday my guests will be making a matchbook card to hold M&M's, but I also wanted to do something different to show so after searching hours on Split Coast I gave up and decided to use what I saw from Marie's blog and add my own spin on it, I tried to use her measurements a little bit but our card sizes are just slightly different, but not by much. It's a coffin matchbook to hold a piece of the Jolly Rancher hard candies. I have not seen this on any of the blogs or on Splitcoast so if anyone out there has already done this, just let me know. Hopefully I actually came up with something new and will inspire others.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Craft Whisper White, Basic Black
Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie
Details: Sponged Whisper White around his hair just to make Frank stand out a little bit more. Sponged Old Olive around the rest of his face. Used Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to draw his face. Matchbook is 3x81/2, scored at 1 inch and 5 inch.
I just ordered Batty for You, it should arrive on Tuesday, I can't wait to use those stamps on the M&M cards.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wedding Card

Hello. My DH asked me to make a card for one of his co-workers that is getting married. This will be a card for the entire team to sign so the challenge for me was making it larger than the normal A2 size. This card is 5.5x8.5. This card took me quite a while to make. I just couldn't decide on a design. After about an hour of searching Split Coast Stampers for ideas I ended up taking inspiration from several other cards, ultimately casing this card at

Supplies - All Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Base is Whisper White, Rockabilly DSP, Layer is Going Grey all from Stampin Up. I did use some non Stampin Up paper for the ring , it is just some shiny cardstock.
Ribbon: White Organza
Stamp Set: Congrats from the 2009 Sale-A-Bration catalog
Ink: Black Staz On
*Ring was made from the Mickey Mouse and Friends Cricut Cartridge, added some Crystal Glitter (not Stampin' Up) onto the ring for some dazzle. I plan to order Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up to use on future creations.
Hello Scrappers,

Hope you like the new background, I'm getting into the Halloween spirit this week. Also, I'll have some projects to post later today so check back.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Card Swap 9-10-09 Club

This is my swap for club tomorrow night. I just love these new "In Colors" from Stampin' Up. I didn't think I'd like them much after using last years, but they are growing on me fast. I think Melon Mambo is my new most favorite color of all. It is just so bright and fun especially against black.

Supplies -- All Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms and the "Happy Birthday" is from And Many Mower
Ribbon: 1/4 inch Grosgrain Whisper White
Punches: Word Window
Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Technique: My attempt at Rock and Roll with Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mojo-Monday #103 Contest

Hello, it's been awhile I know. Haven't been feeling so well, not in the mood to do much. I created this card today for Mojo-Monday.
Ingredients: All Stampin' Up
Pacific Point Cardstock (Retired)
Pacific Point DSP (Retired)
Whisper White Cardstock
1/4' Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White
Ink: Classic-Pacific Point (Retired) & Kraft-Whisper White
Punch: Curly Label
Stamp Set: Cute & Curly

Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Day of 1st Grade

I made this a few weeks ago, but just now posting because I finally was able to take what I think is a decent picture of the layout.

12x12 is DCWV Grade School Pack.
Solid Cardtock is Stampin' Up ,Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, and Garden Green.
Title and Apple were cut from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge. I used Stampin' Up Cyrstal Effects for the gloss on the apple. Schoolbus cut with Doodlecharms.
Embellishments are cut out from the DCWV Grade School Stack.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Birthday Butterflies

Tomorrow is my little sisters birthday so this morning I made this card to give her. She doesn't know of my blog yet so she won't see this until I actually give it to her.
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up Candy Lane
Solid Cardstock - Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Pink Piroquette, & Close to Cocoa
Ink - Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Pink Piroquette, & Close to Cocoa
Stamp Set - Stampin' Up Flight of the Butterflies & Lots of Thoughts
(The inside stamp is from Michaels, not sure of the manufacture)
Ribbon - Riding Hood Red Taffeta
Punches - Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, & Butterfly Punch

Life is Good

Last night I was finally able to get into the craft room to make a quick simple page of my DD when she was about 2 months old. I just love pink and purple together and her little jammies were one of my favorite when she was little. I tried to pull in the roses from the boppy pillow by using Stampin' Up DSP Bella Rose.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up Bella Rose
Solid Card Stock - Lavender Lace and Pink Piroquette
Cricut Cartridge for Title - Graphically Speaking
Trim - Fiskars, Threading Water Punch
Stamps - Polka Dot Punches and Darling Dots
Ink - Lavender Lace
Journaling - Stampin' Write Marker, Lavender Lace

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cherries Delight

Hello Scrappers. Today I want to share with you two cards. One I made for my monthly stamp club swap tonight and the other one my DD made while I was making mine. I had to cut out the right size of paper for her, but she put it together and stamped the image herself. The entire time telling me, "Mommy, you have to put mine on your site too". She loves to join me in the craft room so how could I possibly say no. She did a great job. She also made a popsicle card and I'll post that one later on too.

Here is DD's card (She is 6). She used the paper stack from DCWV "Sweet", Ribbon is from Michaels, Solid Card Stock is Stampin' Up. Stamp Set is Stampin' Up "Tart & Tangy" & "Best Yet" for the sentiment, Ink is Stampin' Up Real Red & Certainly Celery.

Here is my card for club swap.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up, except Ribbon
Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Rockabilly Designer Series Paper
Kiwi Kiss Card Stock
Ink: Old Olive Marker for dots and Real Red for cherries. Used Staz On Black for the sentiment.
Stamp Sets: Tart & Tangy & Lots of Thoughts
Ribbon: From Michaels $1 bin.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weekend Layouts

I was able to make 2 layouts this past weekend. I just love 2 page layouts, not sure why. Probably because I take so many pictures that I have a hard time narrowing it down to just a few. I made cards for a upcoming Stampin' Up Club swap also, I'll post those later today.

12x12 Cardstock is Stampin' Up Certainly Celery
Solid Cardstock for matting is all from Stampin Up
Title is cut with Cricut Opposites Attract cart
Patterned Papaer is from The Paper Studio

This is my DS's 3rd birthday party. He loves Lightning McQueen so several of his birthdays will be Cars theme.
Patterned Paper is SandyLion
Solid Cardstock is Stampin' Up
Title is cut from Cricut Opposites Attract cart. I just love this cart, it is one of my favorites.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Challenge #42: Spot the Buttlebug Spot: New Cuttlebug Folders

My first try at a challenge.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Red Riding Hood Red & DCWV Summer Fun Blue
Cuttlebug Folder: Birthday
Brads: Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue
Ribbon: Stampin' Up Red Riding Hood Red Taffeta

Saturday, August 1, 2009

First Time Riding Solo

Last night I was able to create a layout. This was my DD first time riding all by herself. We were camping at Big Creek Lake up above Walden, Colorado. She got up on the hill and used the downhill momentum to help her balance and peddle at the time time. She was so excited.

Cardstock: 12x12 Stampin' Up Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, Bashful Blue
Pattern Pattern: DCWV The Blossoms Butterflies Stack
Cricut: Font-Plantin Schoolbook
Ribbon: 1/4" Craft Essentials-Mauve/Wine
Journaling: Stampin' Up Marker-Pink Passion
Stamp Set: Stampin' Up-Polka Dot Punches

Friday, July 31, 2009


Hi there. I wanted to share with you a card that I made for two very dear friends of mine for helping me out a few weeks ago hauling my kiddos around. They both love Human Bean coffee so I gave them gift cards inside the cards. I made the same card for each of them. You can't tell fromt this image, but I stamped the butterfly twice, one on the cardstock and then I punched out the other and overlayed on top of the butterfly for dimension.

Supplies - All Stampin' Up
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: YoYo Yellow, Chocolate Chip, and Pretty in Pink
Card Stock: YoYo Yellow & Whisper White
Ribbon: 1/4 inch Whisper White Grosgrain (Using a sponge, I ran it between the YoYo Yellow Ink Pad and the sponge to get the color)
Other supplies: Butterfly Punch, Crystal Effects (for the dots on the Butterfly)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Site! Practical Scrappers - Check it Out!

Hello everyone, check out this new site called Practical Scrappers at I'm so excited to see what these designers come up with. They are also having a blog candy giveaway once they reach 100 followers.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Ink: Red Riding Hood Red Sponged on paper and on the white Prima Flowers
Solid Cardstock: Pink Piro
Patterned Paper: Bella Rose
Embellishments: Silver BradsCricut Cartridge: Storybook for the title.

Stamps: MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) TT237 Life Moments
Ink: Stampin’ Up Brilliant Blue Pad & Marker
Solid Cardstock: Whisper WhitePatterned Paper: Hobby Lobby (unsure of brand)

Kit: Flair Designs “Autumn Spendor”

Ink: Stampin’ Up Brilliant Blue Pad & Marker
Solid Cardstock: Whisper White & Brilliant Blue
Patterned Paper: Hobby Lobby (unsure of brand)
Cricut Cartridge: Mickey Mouse Font for titleNote: I did base this layout on a layout I saw on gallery, but do not remember the original creator. It is similar but not a exact copy.

Stamps: MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) TT207 Romantic Caps
Ink: Stampin’ Up Kraft White
Solid Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Whisper WhiteCricut Cartridge: Mickey Mouse & Friends

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kung Fu Panda

Hello Everyone. Finally I was able to get into the scraproom and do some creating. It was a very fast layout however, have to think and act fast with my DS and DD both wanting to make their own crafts and only one chair in the room.
Patterned Paper: ki Memories Paper Pack
Solid Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip
Stamps: MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) TT207 Romantic Caps
Embellishment: Panda by Joanne Wesley (Embossible Designs)
P.S, I know I still need to learn how to work my camera and take better pictures. I just got a Canon Powershot camera because I dropped my Kodak Digital camera. Merry Christmas to me early, Yeah!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hello Everyone. Sorry I've not been able to post, my job and family have kept me so busy the past few weeks that I have not had any time to create. Next week, I should be able to get into the Scrap Room and get some stuff done. I did create the most cutest butterfly card using "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set from Stampin Up and the new Butterfly punch for two of my dearest friends, but not thinking, I forgot to take a picture. I'll try to get one to post. Happy Friday to you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birthday Card

This is a card that I made at Stamp Club with my Stampin' Up Demonstrator, it was a Christmas Card, but I absolutely loved the paper and wanted to use it for a birthday card so I made a few minor changes to the little card in the envelope by replacing the "Merry Christmas" with a scalloped "Cheers To You" stamp and there you go.

All Products: Stampin' Up, not sure of the name of the paper, but confident that it is retired.

Teacher Appreciation

I made this card for my daughter's Kindergarten Teacher back in May.

Card Stock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Pretty in Pink, Designer Paper; Tea Party
"Thank You": I actually printed this out from Microsoft Word.
Ribbon: The Angel Company, Mimi Ribbon

Mother's Day Card

This is a card that I made for Mother's Day.

All Products: Stampin' Up
Card Stock: Almost Amethyst, Tea Party
Ribbon: Certainly Celery
Die Cut: Top Note

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Denver Zoo July 2008

Here is a scrapbook layout that I just finally completed earlier in the week. It is from July 2008, I have 2007 & 2009 Zoo trips yet to do. I'm not too good at taking pictures of my layouts yet, but I'll get better so apologies if they appear blurry.

Cardstock: 12X12 Old Olive by Stampin' Up. Squares are paper from Hobby Hobby punched at 2-7/8.
Stickers: Embossible Designs by Joanne Wesley

Pickup Card

My Dearest Friend asked me to make a card that she could send to her brother-in-law who was recently in an accident. I cased this from the Stampin Up Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog but put my own spin on it with a few changes. I used a watercolor technique by using a blender pen and the Stampin' Write Markers for the Ink.

Stamp Set: Loads of Love by Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Going Gray, Watercolor Paper -- All Stampin' Up
Ink: Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Basic Black -- All Stampin' Up
Brads: Rich Regals, Brocade Blue -- By Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon -- Stampin' Up

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Win $1,000 at!

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First Blog

I finally have taken the plunge into the world of Blogging. I'll be posting scrapbook layouts and card layouts using my favorites products which primarily will be Cricut, Cuttlebug, and DCWV, Stampin' Up. Stay tuned for more.