Friday, July 31, 2009

Card #3 Stamp-A-Stack

Hi! Here is another card that we will be creating at my Stamp-A-Stacks this weekend. I have seen several cards with this same layout, and I love it! So crisp and simple!!! I am showing 2 samples, each slightly different. My stampers can stamp both the same or one of each...their choice!

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, All Holidays
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose (in card #2), Whisper White
Accessories: 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches

Have a great Friday!!! I'll be back this weekend to show the other 2 cards for my Stamp-A-Stack.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

CIRCLE Circus...not Circus Circus!

Hi! Here is a card that made the cut to my Stamp-A-Stack this weekend. So if you are coming, here is a little sneak peak of what you will be stamping! I hope you like it! It's a great guy card! My inspiration came from this card on Splitcoaststampers. I only changed the colors. :)

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (only one accessory...that's a first!)

Ok, so I have been calling this stamp set the wrong name since it first came out! Don't tell me I'm the only one who thought this!! Come on, fess up! LOL! I learned last week that the correct name is CIRCLE Circus...not Circus Circus. I challenged my upline to the name of this set...and I lost!!! But if you look at the set, Circle Circus makes more sense! LOL!

Have a great Thursday! See you soon!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fifth Avenue Style - Nichole Style!

Hi! I had some quality stampin' time in my stampin' area last night! Yeah! It always makes me feel good!! I saw these pretty cards on Nichole's blog, and thought I would recreate them with Stampin' Up! stamps! Nichole is one talented girl! I look forward to her new releases and countdown starting on the 10th of each month. She comes up with some amazing ideas!

I just love the first one made with Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand. The others are created with Kraft cardstock. I used Vanilla Craft ink on the flowers.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft Ink, Rich Razzleberry, (Real Red), (Chocolate Chip)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, (Kraft & Real Red), (Kraft & Chocolate Chip)
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals

I like it! Clean & simple! Makes great wedding or anniversary cards!

Have a great day! I'm scheduling another post for Thursday. I don't think I'm going to have time for my CASE Thursday, but will definitely have something new to share with you! I'm working on my cards for my Stamp-A-Stack on Friday evening and Saturday morning. So it is consuming most of my time right now, other than playing with RJ!

Have fun!


Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hi! I have a card for you today that I created based on Kristina's card here. I used a stamp called Celebrations, which is on the Dormant List. This means that while it is not retired, it is not in the current catalog. So it is still available to order. It was shown in the last catalog on the "Under $10" page.
Stamps: Celebrations, Spunky Spots Jumbo Wheel (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Ballet Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals
Hope you are having a great weekend!


Friday, July 24, 2009

CASE Thursday, A Day Late!!

Hi! Sorry I missed you yesterday if you stopped by!! You know how it goes...Things to do, places to go, people to see!!

So I'm still going to do my CASE Thursday, even though I'm a day late! Today's CASE Thursday card comes from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 on page 56. I changed it up a bit, but the layout is exactly the same. They used the retired Soft Sky cardstock, but I changed it to Bashful Blue. Also, I used the Little Leaves Die, instead of their stamped image. Here is my version.
It's so soft-looking! The Very Vanilla Cardstock really softens it up!
Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Polka Dot
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Little Leave Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Have a great weekend! See you tomorrow!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hi! I'm finally caught up with the Fall-To-Layouts on the Clean & Simple Blog. This is FTL51. When I first saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to use my Petal Pizazz stamp set.

Stamps: Petal Pizazz, On Your Birthday
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Georgia Peach DSP
Accessories: Top Note Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals

I may have to create another card using this sketch!!

Have a good one!

Monday, July 20, 2009

FTL50 & a sweet pic

Hi! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I can't believe the weather we are having here is St. Louis! Very unusual for July! I'm not complaining at all! It's wonderful!

I'm back today with a card that I created for the Fall-To-Layout #50 on the Clean & Simple Blog. When I first saw these colors on our color chart, I wasn't really crazy about them. But then I started putting the card together, and I loved them!! Warm and rich-looking colors!

Stamps: Circus Circus, Wow Flowers
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Accessories: Crushed Curry Polka-Dot Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

I leave you today with a sweet picture of my RJ.
RJ was invited to a birthday party for his little friend, who turned 3. The party was at Bounce-U. At first, RJ was very intimidated by the loud music and all the activities! But he loved the air-hockey, basketball, and baseball activities. (I think we may have a little athlete on our hands!) At the end, he finally got into one of the bouncy "houses", and was bouncing up and down, and even went down the slide. We probably needed another hour after he warmed up to bouncing! But we had a great time! We enjoyed pizza and cupcakes (loaded with icing) after bouncing! I guess it was better to eat after bouncing!

Have a great day! See you tomorrow!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Remembering Soft Sky???

Hi! Happy Friday!!!!! I'm not sure what is going on lately, but I have been using alot of my retired In Colors! They are so pretty!! I was at Barnes & Noble the other day looking for a particular book, and I stopped off at the magazines to look at some stamping magazines. I came across Card Creations Volume 7 by PaperCrafts! There was an adorable card on the cover, and I just had to recreate it! I pulled out my Soft Sky cardstock and a retired Daisy punch!

Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Double Stitched Soft Sky Ribbon, Daisy Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Silver Brads, Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Get Whale Soon! CASE Thursday

Hi! It's time for another CASE Thursday when I CASE (copy and share everything) a card or project from any of Stampin' Up's publications. Today's card comes from the 2006-2007 Idea Book & Catalog on page 94. SU! used All God's Children stamp set, but I changed it to Pun Fun. And I changed the colors, but the layout is exactly the same. It's difficult to see in the picture, but the whale is colored in with Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter, and the Barely Banana cardstock is stamped with the Canvas stamp with So Saffron. It's really cute in real life!!

Stamps: Pun Fun, Canvas
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, So Saffron
Paper: Real Red, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons (Bashful Blue & Ballet Blue), Aquapainters, Paper Piercing Tools, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Photo Corners Punch, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget...join in on all the fun of being a SU! Demonstrator for only $85! We just started a new SU! year and it's a great time to be a Demonstrator! Click here for more details!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Hi! As part of Stampin' Up's Summer Fun Promotion, you can join in on all the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demstrator for only $85!!! Here is what is included in the $85 Mini Starter Kit:

  • For All You Do stamp set (or equal value stamp set)
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (8-1/2"x11")
  • In Color Assorted Cardstock (8-1/2"x11")
  • Business forms and tools
OR if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes:
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  • Stampin' Around wheel, handle and ink cartridge
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  • Versamark Pad
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Monday, July 13, 2009

FTL#49 & Remembering Groovy Guava!

Hi! Remember Groovy Guava? Stampin' Up! comes up with great In-Colors, don't you think? But sometimes it's so difficult to say goodbye. I still have some retired In-Colors, and it makes me feel so good to use some of it!!!

I'm a little late in playing with last week's Fall-To-Layout on the Clean & Simple blog, but better late than never! The following card plays along with FTL#49. Again, there are so many possibilties for this layout! I love it! To color the image, I used my Blender Pen to pick up the ink from the lid of the pad.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Warmest Regards
Ink: Basic Brown, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, Mellow Moss
Paper: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cheery Cherries Stamp Club Project

Hi! I was waiting for the sun to appear today so that I could take a better picture, but I just don't think that is going to happen. So this is about as good as it is going to get! Don't get me wrong...we needed the rain AND I didn't have to go out and water everything today!!! So it's all good! I have another card to show you, but I hope to get a better picture in the morning for you.

Here is project #3 of 3 that we created at stamp club. My stampers actually created the gable box, and I gave each person the card, already stamped, as my swap card for them. I added Crystal Effects on the cherries! So bright and cheery!

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive & Real Red Markers
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Real Red, So Saffron Prints DSP
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Gable Box, Crystal Effects

Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!!!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kind Thoughts

Hi! Here is the 2nd of 3 projects that we stamped at stamp club last night. Again, we will also be stamping this card at my Day-Time Stampin' Class on Tuesday morning. If you look close, I used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the image. It's so pretty! The inspiration for my card came from Angela's card on SCS. Supplies:
Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts (Level 3 Hostess)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen with Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

Hope you are having a great start to the weekend!

Friday, July 10, 2009

on your Birthday...

Hi! Here is one of the 3 projects that we will be creating at stamp club tonight. This will also be one of the cards that we will be stamping at my Day-Time Stampin' Class on Tuesday morning. This entire card (well, except the little jewel in the middle of the scallop image) is new. I used the new In-Colors, a new stamp set, new ribbon, and a new punch. Oh, the sentiment is new to me, but it was in the previous catalog. The inspiration for my card came from this card that I saw on SCS. I recently came across Angela's gallery and I love her style!

Stamps: Circus Circus, On Your Birthday
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: 1-3/4" & 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewel (non-SU)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

CASE Thursday

Hi! It's time for another CASE Thursday. Todays cards comes from the inside back cover of the new Idea Book & Catalog. Here is the card from the catalog:

I changed mine a bit. I didn't have the Old Olive DSP and the stamp set that they used. I replaced the supplies with A Beautiful Thing stamp set and Tangerine Tango colors. Here it is...

Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango DSP
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, White Halfback Pearls from Pretties Kit, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Have a great day! I'll be showing my stamp club projects on Friday and over the weekend! So be sure to come back and visit!!


Monday, July 6, 2009

RJ's Playroom!

Hi! I hope you had a terrific Holiday weekend!! Ours was busy with 2 BBQ's and painting! It seems like I always get in the mood to paint during the 4th of July holiday! It happens almost every year!!! This year we decided we wanted to paint RJ's playroom. This room used to be his bedroom with his crib, but we moved him to another room and into a "big boy" bed. His old bedroom was yellow and green with a cute Froggie wallpaper border. Well, RJ took care of parts of the border when he was able to stand up in his crib. Note: don't put wallpaper at chair rail height where little hands may be able to reach it!! Needless to say, his crib was moved away from the wall! So the wallpaper was way overdue in coming down. As I was looking on the internet for different ideas for colors, I came across a room that showed horizontal stripes with a white stripe in between. I wanted to make this room bright and playful, so I turned to my Stampin' Up! colors. I picked Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and Green Galore. I brought my cardstock up to Home DePot, and they color-matched the paint!! I painted all the Bashful Blue and Green Galore trim, and my husband did all the rest. He did a great job! I am so happy with how it turned out! Paint makes such a big difference!

I will be back with some stampin' projects for you soon. I have my stamp club on Friday evening, so I will share those projects with you at a minimum. Still looking for 2 stamp club members! If you are interested, please let me know. I will forward the details to you! We start this Friday and will meet on the 2nd Friday each month over the next year (10 months total).
Take care and have a wonderful week!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Live, Laugh & Love

Hi! I hope you are having a great start to this Holiday weekend, and I hope many of you are off work today and enjoying the long weekend!! Did you get to sleep in a little this morning??

Here is a card that I created based on one that I saw on Nicole's blog (it's shown in an older post on her blog...I think in June last year!). I took note of the vellum punched flower on her card. She used a different punch that I didn't have, so I pulled out my 5-Petal Punch and offset 2 flowers. Nichole also used ribbon where I have my scored lines on the Whisper White Cardstock. It's difficult to see on the picture, but I have 3 scored horizontal lines in line with the Corduroy Brad. Just a nice little touch!

Stamps: On Your Birthday
Ink: Baja Breeze (retired)
Paper: Confetti White, Baja Breeze (retired), Whisper White, Parisian Breeze DSP (retired)
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Scoring Blade on Cutter, 5-Petal Punch, Corduroy Brads

I know...I used some retired products!!!! Sorry, I just love Baja Breeze and the Parisian Breeze DSP! I have to use it up!! If you don't have these products, just substitute for what you have and create your own little creation!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

CASE Thursday

Hi! It's Thursday, so it's time for another CASE Thursday. Today's card come from the July issue of Stampin' Success. Our Stampin' Success is a monthly magazine for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. It's loaded with information, including lots of stampin' samples. Here is a direct copy of a card that is in the Stampin' Success...

Then I decided that the colors (Ruby Red, Gable Green/Old Olive, Taken with Teal) weren't really my favorites, so I changed it up a bit and this is what I came up with...
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Barely Banana, So Saffron, Real Red
Paper: Kraft, Barely Banana, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Trio Flower Punch, Silver Brads, Scallop Edge Punch ($10.99 DEAL OF THE WEEK!)

Hope you are having a great week! Chat with you soon!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

IPod Cards!

Hi! Are these adorable or what???? I wish I could take credit, but not today!!! I found this cute Ipod on Dawn's blog. So I made one for a girl and a boy! These will make great teenager cards!!

Stamps: On Your Birthday
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Melon Mambo (top), Brilliant Blue (bottom), Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Accessories: Corner Rounder, 1", 3/4", & 1/2" Circle Punches, Silver Cord
Don't forget about the Summer Fun Deal of the Week. You can get the Scallop Edge Punch for only $10.99!!! Great Deal!
Have a great day!

New Stampin' Up! Year & A SUMMER FUN DEAL!

Hi! I wanted to drop in really quickly to let you know that today, July 1st, marks a new Stampin' Up! year!! And that means a new catalog has gone live!!!! It's a really good one! You will want to get your hands on this one! It's loaded with inspiration and great products! Contact me today if you would like to have a catalog! If you have placed an order in the past 6 months with me, your catalog is free to you! If you haven't placed an order in the past 6 months with me, your catalog is $5. But...I will discount your first order from this catalog by $5! That's a deal!


This is the first Deal of the Week for July! Please stay tuned for more on...
July 6th...Deal #2
July 13th...Deal #3
July 20th...Deal #4
July 27th...Deal #5

I can't wait to see what the other deals are for this month!!!! How exciting!

If you are a paper crafter, you cannot be without the Scallop Edge Punch! It's an awesome punch!! I use it all the time!!! If you don't have it, please contact me today and let me know that you want it!!! Please let me know by Sunday evening if you would like to have this awesome punch!!!!

I have a few cards to show you, but I still need to take some pictures of them. I will try to post in the morning, but we are going to Eckerts for some peaches and a home-cooked dinner!! Yum!! So if not in the morning, I will definitely have them up for you in the evening!! So come back!!!

Have a great day!!! And does anybody know where June went!!!