Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Journal for my Stamp Club!!

Hi!  We made these journals at my Stamp Club Appreciation Dinner!  I've had a bunch of these on hand for quite some time, and I put them to good use for my Stamp Club!  I love how they turned out.  These On-Board Art Journals are no longer available.  :(  You might be able to find something similar at your local craft store or scrapbooking store.

This DSP is my new favorite!!  Love all the colors in the pack and I love polka-dots!!  And don't you just love the new Butterfly Punch by Stampin' Up!!

Have a great day and enjoy your weekend!!  We have temperatures over 100 deg. for several days!!  Stay cool!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Hello There!

Hi!!  Isn't this a cute card??  I saw something similar on Pinterest, so I thought I would create my version!  It's so easy!
Colors are Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White.  The DSP is Sweet & Sour Specialty Paper, which is retired.  The stamp set is a current hostess set call Happy You!  And I used a Blender Pen and Markers to color the kite.  I scribbled on a CD with the markers, then picked up the color with a Blender Pen.

Such a cheery card!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Night for my Stamp Club!

Hi!!  I treated my stamp club to dinner this past Friday to show my appreciation to them for participating in my Friday Night Stamp Club this past year!!  This is such a great group of ladies!!  I cherish their friendship so much and look forward to seeing them each month.  We will start a new round of stamp club next month and they are all coming back!  I am so excited about this!!!  And we have 2 more ladies joining us for this upcoming round!!  It's going to be so much fun!!

After the girls ate their dinner (we had Pasta Con Broccoli & Cannelloni from The Pasta House...Yum!), they stamped a couple of projects.  Here is one of them...

We puffed the flowers up with a loosened cotton ball behind the fabric!  Turned out cute!!  The Fabric is Twitterpated and yes, that is Blushing Bride (which is now retire, but matched the fabric!) and Riding Hood Red.

I appreciate my Friday Night Stamp Club so much!!!  Thanks girls!!!

Thanks for coming by to visit!  I appreciate it!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Don't procrastinate!

Good morning!!  I'm enjoying a bit of peace and quiet, while RJ is at summer school this morning.  Not sure why they call it school.  He's having a great time playing sports and doing various arts & crafts and playing with his friends!!  Although it is wearing on the little guy as this is the last week of summer school.  Summer school starts an hour earlier than we typically start during our regular school year!!  To be honest, it's wearing on me too!!!  So I can't blame him!!

I've been playing around in my stamp room the last couple of days!!  Do you procrastinate??  I sure do!!  And I am disappointed in myself every time that I procrastinate.  I get everything done, but it's always in a rushed manner!  It would be so nice to relax a bit before I have a stampin' class or club, or have enough time to add those little touches that you typically don't make time for!!  So I thought I would create a few cards to get a head-start on next month's classes.  Not sure if they will make the cut for the projects next month, but I thought this would be a great time to get started.  I typically have a little time on my hands at the end of each month with no classes or club.  So hopefully I will use this time wisely and keep stamping!!  Plus, who has a million and one things pinned on Pinterest and hasn't created a lot of these things???  So go open your Boards, be inspired and start creating!!  Who's with me??

Ok, I have a ton of retired DSP.  You too??  OMG!  It's crazy!  So I'm going to start using it in bigger chunks!!!  I typically use small pieces so it goes a little farther, especially when I am planning for classes!

DSP for this card is Spice Cake...have 2 packs of it!!!  Sentiment is from Bring on the Cake and the leaf in the background of the sentiment is from Gently Falling.  If you have any other questions, just let me know by leaving a comment.

Have a great one!!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Make your list!

Hi!!  Here is a project that my stamp club created in May (I think!).  I lose track sometimes!!!  I took a pack of Junior Legal Pads to my office supply store, and had them cut in half long ways.  It's makes a perfect little list holder!  We also added some DSP in the barrel of an RSVP pen.

Let me know if you have any questions!!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Hi!!  Hope you all had a nice Father's Day weekend!!  We had a busy one, but it was really nice.

Here is a card that I created for my June stamp club and Tuesday morning class.  As always, they could change the sentiment if they prefer.  The original idea for this card came from Beth at Crafty Creations by Beth.  You can see her card HERE!  I changed the colors and layout a bit from her card.

Colors are Naturals Ivory, Midnight Mist, and Cajun Craze.  DSP is Comfort Cafe.  I love the element framing the sentiment.  I used one of the Designer Frames Folders and the Labels Collection Framelits.  I believe this element is really what caught my eye on Beth's card!

Have a great Monday!!  See you soon!


Friday, June 15, 2012


Hi!!  Pinwheels are very popular right now.  I can't believe I have never made one of these cards before!!  They are so easy!!  You will need (2) 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and (4) 1-1/4" squares in color cardstock or DSP and another (4) 1-1/4" squares in a different color cardstock or DSP.  You are going to love making these pinwheels.  Give it a try!

Colors are Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.  DSP is Floral District.  I used the new Bitty Banners Framelits for the sentiment.  Love these!!

Have a great weekend!!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Birthday masculine card

Hi!!  Here is a card that we stamped at my Tuesday morning class last month!!  I can't find the card that inspired me.  I'm sure it was a card that I saw on Pinterest, but I didn't pin it.

I used the French Foilage stamp set and the sentiment is from Loved Ones.  The big leaf is inked in Cajun Craze ink, then the edges are rolled in Early Espresso before stamping on cardstock.  After the leaf is stamped, I added a bit of So Saffron color with a marker to make it stand out.  I distressed the edges of the Always Artichoke cardstock and sponged the edges of the stamped Naturals Ivory cardstock with Early Espresso ink and sponge.

Have a great day!!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Banners are everywhere!!

Hi!!  Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!!  RJ played a great baseball game this afternoon, and we had great weather!!  We did a little shopping at Kohls afterwards, then treated ourselves to some frozen Yogurt at Fro-Yo!  Yummy!  Happy I had a good workout this morning!

If you browse the internet at all for stamping inspiration, you know that banners are all over the place!!  They are very popular right now.  I saw a cute card on Pinterest not too long ago, so I created my Stampin' Up! version here...

Colors are Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive.  Great color combo, don't you think??  Sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.

While playing around, trying to come up with this card, I made a couple of other cards with the design that I had in mind.  But these 2 didn't make the cut for my Friday night stamp club.  I do like the next 2 cards, but I wanted to use current products, and I like the effect using the markers to ink the stamps.

I really like this one, but it uses a retired stamp set...

This next one is ok, but only uses a solid color for the sentiment...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Clean and Simple...that's it!

Hi!!!  Happy Monday to you!!!  I have a couple of cards to share with you today.  I created this card to share with my Friday Night stamp club last month.  I always try to keep it clean and simple when creating a dozen or more cards!  And this card is definitely that...clean and simple!!  The flower is punched out with the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the sentiment is from Petite Pairs (Love this set!!).  I corner rounded one of the corner just to add a little interest!  And the Whisper White cardstock to popped up on Dimensionals to give a bit of dimension.

While coming up with the card shown above, this is the card that I started with...

As you can see, I stepped it up just a little in the first card.  Colors for the flowers are Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.

Clean and simple...why don't you give it a try and come up with your own version??  Step it up your way or just change the colors!!!

Have a great week!!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Stampin' Up! ink pads!

Hi!!  Just thought I would pop in to share with you a video about Stampin' Up!'s new ink pads!  I'm excited to use the new ink pads!!  This video will explain the new pads and the colors that have been reformulated.  Enjoy!

Take care!


Friday, June 1, 2012


It's here!!!  The new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Check it out HERE!

Have a great weekend!