Saturday, September 11, 2010

Elements of Style

I just love this stamp set. It is so pretty and the possibilities are endless with watercoloring.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Elements of Style
Ink: Regal Rose, Hunter Green
Technique: Sponging

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hello Friends. Sorry for not posting at all since Summer started. It is a crazy time of year for my family and I have not had any chance at all for stamping. I will be getting back to it though very soon and will start to post weekly again, just have to find the stamping mojo. Anyway, I updated the link to include the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog and Definitely Decorative 2010 Catalog. Enjoy and contact me if you want to place an order.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stampin' Up! Last Chance List (6/1 to 6/30)

It's finally arrived!!! Available for order 6/1 to 6/30 or while supplies last.

View All photos of Last Chance Items, click HERE.

Last Chance Stamp Sets List, click HERE.

25% off Last Chance Items, click HERE.

50% off Last Chance Items, click HERE.

Accessory Last Chance List, Click HERE. (These items are only while supplies last. List will be updated daily.)

Decor' Elements Last Chance List. Click HERE.

Mini Starter Kit $99.00 June 1-30th, 2010. Click HERE for details.

$99 Starter Kit Promotion

$99 Starter Kit Promotion

Whether you just love to craft, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, Stampin' Up! is a great opportunity for you. And from June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin' Up! business for just $99 with the special Mini Starter Kit!

The Mini Starter Kit--valued at over $180--contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

  • Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
  • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Homemade single stamp*
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*
  • Color Coach*
  • SNAIL Adhesive

*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit (please note: no alternative selections can be made for business items). Contents are listed below:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)*
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochures (20)

*New demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogs during the first part of July.

Contact me today to join my team!! Email me at

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Welcome Neighbor

Last week in our neighborhood we got new neighbors right next door. I'm thrilled about this because the previous folks did not take care of the yard and the first day they were moving in, I could hear them talking about all that they were going to be doing to the yard. I'm so excited, hoping that people moving into all of the foreclosures in the area will start bring property values back up. We don't have a very tight knit neighborhood and I really hope to change that by welcoming the new neighbors with a card and cookies. I took inspiration from two fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have projects posted at a SU demo website only. Thanks Carrie Arsenault and Marti Smith. I combined their two different style cards.

Cardstock: Old Olive
DSP: Welcome Neighbor 6x6 DSP (SAB 2010)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: 1/4 inch Old Olive Grosgrain

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bridal Shower Workshop

These are four layouts that guests at a Bridal Shower Workshop will create. There will be 2 or 3 of each layout because this workshop will have several guests. I've left space for the bride to journal her own thoughts down on each page. I also plan to bring some other stamp sets in case guests would like to change any of the images.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Blackhawk, CO

Hi Stampers...

Just wanted to share with you my weekend. My husband and I just celebrated 16 years of marriage on 4/30. We went up to Blackhawk, CO and stayed overnight at the Ameristar Hotel & Casino. Wow, what a gorgeous hotel. I can't wait to go back. Of course, we forgot bathing suits and were disappointed that we couldn't use the pool and can you believe it, I forget my camera. It was a ton of fun, but we lost money, didn't win a dime. I have no luck at all. Anyway, I would recommend this place to anyone planning to stay overnight up there. The King Deluxe room is outstanding.

Ok, I made a few crafts and I will try to post them tonight for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies Die

I made this card to showcase this SU only Sizzix die for a new customer of mine. She loves butterflies so I ordered this to make sure I could demo it for her. She loved it and ordered one herself. I had never considered this die until now and I'm so happy I have it. It has become one of my favorite to use.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence
DSP: Cottage Wall
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Tools: SU Sizzix Beautiful Butterflies Die

I have another card similiar that a friend and I made for our upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week. I will post it after I know they have received the cards, don't want to spoil any surprises.

Birdies, The More the Merrier

Here is another Valentine card that I made. My kiddos actually gave this to Daddy from them. I just love this Level 3 Hostess set. Contact me today to schedule your workshop before 6/30 to take advantage of being able to get this set if you achieve a level 3 for sales.

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red (SU Marker)
Stamp Set: The More the Merrier & Well Scripted
DSP: SAB Welcome Neighbor

This is such a simple card.

Love Bandits

This is a card I made for my DH for Valentine's Day. Late again on posting it. This stamp set can be used for any occasion though. I just think it is so cute.

Ink: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip (Used SU Markers to color tree)
Stamp Set: Love Bandits
DSP: Night & Day Specialty
Ribbon: Real Red Satin
Accessories: Top Note Die

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mojo Monday 133 (4/5/2010)

This is a very late post, the original challenge date was 4/5.

Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ribbon: Black Satin from SU
DSP: SU Groom
Stamp Set: Well Scripted
Accessories: Black Brads

Mojo Monday 136

Here is my card for today's Mojo Monday challenge.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum
DSP: Cottage Wall
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Scallop Border Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Circle Scallop, 1-3/8 Circle Punch
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry Grograin

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Exciting Product Announcement from Stampin' Up!

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted anything in over 2 months. I know I said I would, but my goodness how life just takes over sometimes. I've been super busy, but I wanted to give everyone the scoop on SU's exciting changes that will happen in July 2010.

It's called COLOR RENOVATION! Stampin' Up! is saying good bye to several colors, bringing back favorite In Colors and adding 5 new colors. I hope you are excited as I am. I am sad that many of my favorites are retiring, but we have plenty of time to stock up on them for the next 3 months.

I've attached below what the new color families will look like and which ones are saying "Farewell". Also, they are renaming our favorite "Kraft" color to "Crumb Cake", how yummy does that sound.

New Colors: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist

So if you have any of the "retiring" colors and you need the reinker so that it pretty much lasts you forever, contact me right away to order. You'll also want to stock up on cardstock of your favorites, I know I am.

Contact me to place an order!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hello Scrappers. MIA again, I know. Its been crazy. Last week I was preparing for a big all day crop and this week I'm preparing for Stampin' Up's Half Day Regionals in Ft. Collins, CO. This will be my first time attending and I am very excited. I have lots to do. I did get some awesome new stamp sets in last week and cannot wait to play around with them and show you what I'll create with them.

A little business though....

Hostess Club -- I have still have a couple of spaces available. This club will meet every other month and we will do two projects that you take home with you. You only have to place a $25 order for products, this is a nice way to build up your supplies and learn different techniques. You get to be hostess for one of the months and earn the free hostess benefits when it is your turn.

3rd Annual University Schools All Day Crop
When: March 5 6:30PM-10:30PM and March 6 9AM-5PM
Cost: $30 for both or $25 for Saturday only

If you live in the Northern Colorado area and you want more info on club or to register, please email me at

Talk to you all soon, please check back this weekend to view new projects.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Love You Much - Valentine

Hello Scrappers. Well I've been wanting to do a SU only scrapbook page out of the set "Love You Much" for awhile now and just was having a hard time getting inspired. After searching Split Coast Stampers for inspiration I finally come up upon a beautiful card made by User "Tangergine Dream" ( She also has a blog, Thanks Tangerine Dream for your inspiration. I used different DSP, but her 9 block layout just clicked. Here's my scrapbook layout version.

Supplies: All Stampin’ Up!
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink 12x12, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla
DSP: Sending Love
Stamp Set: Love You Much
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 ¾” Circle, and Heart to Heart

DSP Layer Squares: 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
Chocolate Chip Layer Squares: 3 ½” x 3 ½”
Chocolate Chip Photo Layer: 4 ½ x 6 ½
Pretty in Pink Photo Layer: 4 x 6

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy! Have a blessed evening!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Projects Week of 1/10 to 1/16

Hello Friends! Here are a few projects that I made this past week. One is my own creation inspired by a video I saw on, one is a callaboration between myself and my good friend N.G. and the last one is cased from a SU Demo site only with my own spin on it.

Hope you like them.

This card layout above is my own creation. The stamped image was inspired by a video at She is so talented. So the design/layout came out of my head, but the stamped image was inspired by Tami who laid her images out completely different than me. Check hers out to. It's beautiful.

I just love black and pink together.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Sage Shadown
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment
Other: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch
Technique: Masking for the image

Base: 4 1/4"x5 1/2"
Black Scallop Border: Cut at 4 1/4"x 2", then punched
Gray Layer: 3 3/8"x 3 7/8"
Black Layer: 3 1/16" x 3 9/16"
White Layer: 3 x 3 3/12"


This is the bookmark that N.G created together. We made two designs, but I only took a picture of one of them. The other used the flip side of this DSP which was the striped lines. It was so beautiful. N.G took that one home with her.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood Red (Retired), Pink Pirouette (Retired), Very Vanilla
Ink: Red Riding Hood Red (Retired),
Stamp Set: Love You Much and Teeny Tiny Wishes
DSP: Candy Lane (Retired)
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, Vintage Brads Pewter, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Red Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (Retired)

Red Base: 2 ¾”x 7
DSP Layer: 2 ½”x 6 ½”
Heart Border: 2 ½”x 1 ½”

This card was cased from a SU Demo site only where we can post projects. This is the featured card and it was created by SU Demonstrator Gayle Wheeler. I put my own spin on it though changing the stamp set used and the greeting. I didn’t have the one she used. It is just such a beautiful card that I wanted to share it.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Ruby Red Marker and Pad, Mellow Moss Marker
Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms and Well Scripted
Other: Designer Label Punch, Ticket Punch, Soft Suede 1/2” Grosgrain Grain Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch

Base: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”
1st Layer: 5 ¼” x 4
Ruby Red Layer: 2 ½” x 3
Very Vanilla Layer: 2 ¼” x 2 ¾”
Soft Suede Decorative Label: 2 Designer Label Punches with one side trimmed on each one, butted up close together and taped on the back.


Hope you enjoyed this projects and please visit again.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Color Combo Machine

So while checking out my some of my favoritie blogs this morning I discovered a new link and I just had to add it to mine. It is located on the top right side of my blog. I'll leave it at the top for while, then move it to the bottom.

I copied it from who copied it from

Check it out, have some fun with the wonderful colors that SU has to offer.

Monday, January 4, 2010

MOJO120 & Last Sneak Peak

The new Occassions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs are live tomorrow and you can order any of the products that I have shown you over the last week. Contact me to order these awesome new products. I created this card for, for today's challenge.

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla
DSP: Sending Love Paper
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Real Red Brads, Epoxy Brads-Choc Chip/Sending Love, Satin Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch

Sneak Peak #3

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
Ribbon: Bermuda Bay Grosgrain
Accessories: Flourish Big Shot Texture Plate and Modern Label Punch


Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue and Well Scripted
Cardstock: Kraft, Bordering Blue, Whisper White
DSP: Bella Bleu
Ink: Bordering Blue
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner Punch

First Layer, Bordering Blue = 3.5x3.5
Second Layer, Whisper White = 3x3
Square Scallop Punch for the next layer of 4
Third Layer, Whisper White = 1 3/4" x 2

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sneak Peaks #2 & Scrapbook Layout

Here are a couple more projects completed this weekend. The first one is a LO using all Stampin' Up supplies.

DSP: Tea Party
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron
Ribbon: New Satin Pretty in Pink from Occassions Mini
Stamp Set: Well Scripted
Accessories: Various Circle Punches, Modern Label Punch, Designer Label Punch

I'm not too happy with the way this one turned out, but thought I'd post it anyway. I think I should have used a different accent color, maybe I'll re-do later this week.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain
Stamp Set: Eggcoutrements
Accessories: Pinking Hearts Border Punch

Friday, January 1, 2010

Occassions Mini, Sneak Peak

Here is another project today using a new stamp set from the Occassions Mini which will be available for order starting Jan 5. Looking at it now, I should have made the flower with Rose Red ink as well. Next time...
Stamp Set: Messages for Mom, Petal Pizzazz
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red
Ribbon: Rose Red 1" Double Stitch Grosgrain
Other: Scallop Circle and 1 3/8" Circle Punches


Happy New Year Scrappers! Here is a sneak peak at a stamp set from the upcoming Occassions Mini Catalog. It is called Vintage Vogue and I have a few project ideas for it already. Here is the first card I made. I stamped all around with the flower stamp with all three ink colors on Whisper White to create my own patterned paper.
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, and Almost Amethyst
Ribbon: New Pretty in Pink Satin
Heading to the scrap room to work on some more projects that I'll post later tonight or tomorrow.