Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thinking of You

Hello! It's been a long time since I've updated my blog. It's about time, don't you think?

This is a card that I made a couple of weeks ago. I like how it turned out and will most likely make more like it. There is very little stamping on this CAS card.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Asian Artistry (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stamin' Up Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink white, unknown DSP for vase
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, recycled light chipboard box (butterfly), Stampin' Up ornament and large oval punchs, Provocraft embossing folder
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Featured Stamper, 4-10-2011

This is my card for yesterday's Featured Stamper Challenge on I chose to CASE this card from Becky's gallery. There were so many choices; her gallery is fabulous! The only things I didn't change were the sketch and the black layer. I did not cut out an oval using my nestabilites; I punched out an oval and a scalloped oval then layered them instead. I changed the image, color scheme, used different ribbon, and dry embossed the black layer. I ourposely left off the sentiment and will add that later when needed. Recipe

  • Stampset - unknown Inkadinkadoo

  • Cardstock: PTI cream, Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Baja Breeze, unknown dsp for scalloped oval

  • Ink: Archival Black, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss

  • AccessoiresL Cuttlebug, "Vic toria" embossing folder, blender pen to color the image, Stampin' Up! ivory ribbon

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Teapot Tuesday!

This is my card for this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge at We were supposed to use cats because the recipient (Linda) loves cats. But, I used a butterfly because cats can't fly! LOL I used two Technique Junkie technique's on this card, Mulberry Magic and Fauz Rhinestones. I dont' have any mulberry paper so I substituted a used dryer sheet. The Crystal Effects ran together on the samller dots and so not all of my "rhinestones" turned out like they were supposed to. Oh well, I'm still happy with this card. I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Kisses set on a piece of yellow designer paper, cut out both butterflies with Papertrey Ink dies , then layered them so that the top layer pops up. The ink is Momento yellow. Recipe

  • Stampset: Papertrey Ink Butterfly Kisses

  • Ink: Momento yellow, Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise

  • Cardstock: Papertrey ink white, Stampin' Up! Night of Navy, unknown dsp

  • Accessories: Used dryer sheet, Papertrey ink dies, border punch, Crystal Effects

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Teapot Tuesday Challenge #136

This is my card for yesterday’s Teapot Tuesday challenge.

We are dancingat the Roxy! How fun is that? I am doing the Bee Bop Wop … my little bees are buzzing across the card to get the nectar from that luscious flower with the polka dot center!

A BIG “Thank you” to Roxy71 for all the sketch challenges she has given us the last few years.

  • CS: PTI white, SU! Summer Sun
  • Ink: Summer Sun (marker), Distress Black
  • Stamp: unknown
  • Accessories: polka dot brad, prima flowers

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March Card for Abby

The Teapotters on are sending cards to a young lady named Abby each month and this is my card to her for March.

Word on The Street is that Abby has recently gotten a pug puppy that she named Peach. The image I used is the closest thing I have to a pug puppy! And since she named the puppy Peach, I used Papertrey Ink's Melon Berry cardstock and ink as it is a nice peachy color.

I hope Abby likes this card. as much as I enjoyed making it for her!


  • Cardstock: Watercolor paper, Papertrey Ink's white and melon berry
  • Image: Inkadinkadoo image, unknown sentiment
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink's melon berry, Stazon black
  • Accessories: clear glitter pen, Stampin' Up's Framed Tulips & Square Lattice embossing folders

Friday, March 4, 2011

Co-worker's Birthday Card

This is the card I made for a co-worker's birthday. Finally! A card I am happy with and not embarrassed to give away!

I saw the idea for double embossing with two different Stampin' Up! folders online somewhere recently; I apologize, but I don't remember if I saw it on a blog or on a Yahoo Group. I liked her card and realized how easy it would be to do the double embossing.

It's hard to see the image, but this was a practice piece for the "Neutral Shadows" technique from Technique Junkies. I found the piece laying on my little table and decided to use it. Here are the steps to make this card:

  1. Punch the image out with a 1-3/4" circle punch.

  2. Stamp the sentiment

  3. Double emboss the layer (Square Lattice folder first, then the Tulip folder)

  4. Cut out the die cut

  5. Glue the die cut to the embossed cardstock

  6. Glue the image inside the center circle of the die cut

  7. Attach rhinestones

  8. Glue the card front to the base


  • Ink: Versafine Black, Versamark for embossing

  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! - Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Papertrey Ink white

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Well Scripted (sentiment), Studio G image

  • Accessories: Cuttlebug, Quikutz die, Stampin' Up! embossing folders, Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March already!

No picture to share today, just some ramblings!

Sometimes things happen in life that are no fault of your own yet it affects you anyway. My roommate was laid off from her job a couple of weeks ago and decided to go back to Florida. Unfortunately I could not afford our apartment by myself, so I had to move, too.

Thankfully a co worker lives in the same complex and has a spare bedroom, so I moved in with her. I am glad it worked out that way - I was able to stay in the same apartment complex and I did not have the stress of having to quickly find a new apartment and move. She has a couple of small dogs (who I just love!) so I will be helping her take care of them.

It was a bit stressful, though, having to pack up and move so fast. I have not been able to (nor have I even wanted to) make a card in the last couple of weeks. Having to reorganize my stamping supplies in a new place and a trip to JoAnn's this past weekend helped get the creative desire flowing.

I made a couple of cards since Monday and another one is in the works, but I am not happy with them at all. They are both severely lacking. I guess "creative desire" does not necessarily equal "creative mojo!" One may be fixable (I have some ideas that might work) but the other had to go out today so "it is what it is."

OK, enough rambling for this morning! I hope all my friends out there in Blogland have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge

This is my card for the first Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge.

The challenge is to use a "Go To" sentiment and make a collage from the same sentiment. I used several Papertrey Ink sentiments to make my focal point.

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink
  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink white, Stampin' Up! concord crush, unknown designer paper (bird punchies)
  • Ink: Stampin" Up! concord crush
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart bird punch, unknown polka dot brads
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Mini VSN

Last weekend, held a Mini VSN (Virtual Stamp Night); there were 6 challenges posted. A challenge thread is posted and you have 45 minutes to make your card. You don't necessarily have to take the picture & upload it within that 45 minutes, this is a fun night of challenges based on the honor system. All pics had to be uploaded by 8 p.m. tonight to be eligible for any prizes that may be awarded.

The Mini VSN was a prelude to next month's VSN Weekend. Lots of chocolate is consumed all over Stamping Land! Probably some wine, too, but we'll not talk about that!

This card is for the first Mini VSN Challenge, seen HERE over at This was a combination challenge - sketch,color, and punches or dies, and the only stamp is the sentiment.

I punched three hearts, folded them in half, and glued them together to make the flower. I used a sizzlet die to make the leaves and green under the petals. The stem was cut freehand. You can't see it in the pic, but I traced over the sentiment and along the edges of the flower petals with a clear glitter pen.

  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Papertrey Ink white
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red
  • Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
  • Accessories: Heart Punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Sizzlet, circle ounch, scallop circle punch, ribbon scraps, glitter pen

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FS206 Featured Stamper

This is my card for today's Featured Stamper at I chose THIS card of Tracy's to CASE.

I changed the theme of the card because I am burnt out on Christmas cards! So, I changed the sentiment, and used two heat embossed butterflies instead of the poinsettia & the dewdrops that Tracy used. I kept the layout and matted the layers. Except for fussy-cutting the butterflies, this card was quick.

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Hugs & Wishes, Beautiful Butterflies
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Night of Navy, Versamark
  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Night of Navy, unknown DSP's from my stash
  • Accessories: gold embossing powder
  • Technique: Heat Embossing

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Brother's Birthday Card

This is the first card I've made using a digistamp. I downloaded Gimp (a free photo editing program) and changed the color of the lines from black to this color which is pretty close to Stampin' Up!'s Riding Hood Red. I re-sized the image so that it was close to 3" square.

I used the Aged Tile technique from Technique Junkies on the image, then mounted it to Chocolate Chip cardstock. The card base was too bland and boring, so I inked up an 2-1/2" square acrylic block with PTI's Chamomile Tea ink & stamped it all over the card base to add some visual texture.

This card is going to my brother for his birthday.
  • Cardstock: Stampin; Up! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip (sentiment), Close to Cocoa marker around the tiles
  • Accessories: acrylic block

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MMTPT127 Winnie, Not Whiney!

This is my card for this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge over at This card is going to baby Jon in Cody, WI. I hope his mama and grandmama like it. I sure enjoyed making it!

(yes, I used the same stamps & technique as in my previous post!)

  • Cardstock: PTI white, Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Close to My Heart DSP
  • Stamps: Studio G sentiment, unknown image
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue
  • Accessories: Border Punch, Glitter Pen
  • Technique: Paper Piecing

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! Wish-RAK Challenge Card

Happy New Year to all my Blog Friends! So far, 2011 looks like it will be a better year than 2010! Yeah, I know, it's still early, but I'm remaining positive. [grin]

This is the card I made for New Year's Cards For Troops baby card challenge. The link is to my gallery at Splitcoaststampers rather than the actual thread; you have to be a Wish-RAK member to see the threads in that forum. I will be sending the cards I made for all the challenges to Operation Write Home.

  • Cardstock: Georgia Pacific white, Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo & (retired) Razzle Lemonade DSP
  • Stamps: Studio G sentiment, unknown image
  • Ink: Stampin" Up! Rich Raszzleberry, Stazon Black
  • Accessories: Sakura clear glitter pen