Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kimono Thanks

I love, love LOVE this stampe set. I especially love it paper pieced like this. I stamped it on Real Red, Old Olive and Tempting Turquise, then cut out only the dresses. I then stamped the girls on whisper white and stuck the dresses right on top.

I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch and the colors from the Curtain Call Color Challenge.

Stamps: Kimono Kids, Upsey Daisey
Ink and Paper: Tempting Turquoise DSP, Old Olive DSP, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Other: Crimper, Blender Pen, Bold Bright Buttons, Real Red Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Embroidery Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals


Today's card was inspired by this sketch from Taylored Expressions. I always love their sketches!

For some reason, this card did not photograph well. I stamped half of the school kid image from Greeting Card Cuties and I covered up her apple with a heart.

I just can't get enough of that lace! Its so pretty!
Samps: Greeting Card Cuties:
Ink and Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Other: Large Circle Punch, Victorian Lace, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin Write Markers, Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Heart to HEart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Pearl Accents

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I've been playing with the new set called Kimono Kids this week. Its what I call an open image, or one that is stamped in outline and has to be colored in somehow. I chose to stamp it on colored cardstock and then cut the pieces out and mount them on whipser white.

This card is also in celebration of someone's birthday! Leanne, of Weeinklings, is celebrating her birthday today! She is a very talented stamper who is always giving me sweet words of encouragment! Thanks Leanne for allways being so sweet! Hope you have a great one! :-)

I used colors from Diva Coffee Break Designs and this sketch from Just Add Ink.

Stamps: Kimono Kids, Staring You (retired)
Ink and Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Temting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Craft Ink
Other: Square Punch, Old Olive STriped Grossgrain Ribbon, Antique Brads, Pop Dots, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Vintage Brads, Scallop Trim Border Bunch, white embossing powder

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Out West

I spent some time last weekend making a few cards to showcase this cute new set called out West.

I'm using it this week at a Workshop, and I wanted to show it's versitility, so I made a little "brag" book of cards that all feature this stamp set. Here in Texas, this is a must have obviously, but I think in other parts of the world, it can be used as well!
A pefect stamp set for a little boy's birthday!

I card for a little girl who loves ponies? Or in my case, my daughter's nursery was done in "Vintage Cowgirl" so this would have been perfect as a baby card!

A masculine birthday.

A congratulations card. Look how cool that embossed circle looks.

And, again, my Pink Buckaroo Thank You!
So, now you need it too, right??? You can order this stamp set and anything else Stampin' Up offers 24/7 from my Stampin Up Buisness Websight.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Calendar Cover Class

It's that time again! I'm offering the Calendar Cover Class on Sunday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. These are last years calendar covers. This year's cover will be similar, with different paper choics (see below.) The calendar is also differnt this year (it is spiral bound) so the cover will be a little different in construction as well.

This class is specifically designed to fit the calendar's my fellow teachers get, but if you are not a teacher, we can still work it out for you to get a calendar as well!

I have to place the order for these next Friday, so if you plan on attending, I need your payment by then. You can Pay Pal me at or you can send me a check. I need your payment BEFORE I can ordder supplies. Please specify which paper set you want for your calendar.
Newsprint (Black and White with teal or red cardstock)
Green House Gala (Floral)
Love Letter (red/cream/black)
Don't forget! Its right aroudn the corner!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vintage Gift Card Holder

Last week was my Mother in Laws birthdya and I needed to make her a gift card holder. I went to my trusty Scallop Envelope Die {again} and these awesome colors from Color Throwdown.

I love these little kids from Greeting Card Kids. My three year old came in while I was making this and said "Mommy! Your making me!" I had to laugh. It was so sweet. I do tend to color these kids to look like my own.

Mom, did I color her like you taught me?? LOL!

I used the lovely Victorian Lace trim a well as the pearl accents to make this have a vintage feel. These pearls are so fun. And, there are a ton of them in the package. I have used them on everythign lately and I still have a ton left! They are a little trickly to handle because they are so tiny, but if you use your craft knife as the spatula, its a cinch!

How cute is that Vintage Brad? I love these! So unique!

Inside I used Flight of the Butterfly. I used the Marina Mist DSP on the envelope.

And how sweet is that lace under the edge? Love it! I used Sticky Strip to get it to stick.

Don't forget about the Ribbon Shares! They are filling up fast! I only have a couple spots left! And, if you get all three, I will throw in two extra yards for FREE! Click HERE if you are interested!

Hot Summer

We have not had too hot of a summer..yet... In SOuth Texas, we usually swelter for months and months. But, Mother Nature has been pretty kind this year. These colors from Color Q remind me of our hot summer sun! I used them for a card I will be demoing next week featuring Pedaling Past. This stamp set is only available till the end of August. If you like it, you better get it now!

STamps: In a Word, Pedaling Past, Retro (I can'te remember the name!) wheel

Ink and Paper: Pumpkin Pies, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

OtherL Scallop Border Punch, Striped Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Medium Oval Punch, Stampin Write Markers, twine, Wheel Handle

Don't forget about the Ribbon Shares! They are filling up fast! Click HERE if you are interested!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tweet Tweet!

Today's card was inspired by the colors at Create with Connie and Mary and a sketch from Always Playing with Paper.

Stamps: Aviary, Tiny Tags
Ink and Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive DSP
Other: Tiny Tags Punch, DSP Buttons, Real Red Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, thread, twine, stampin dimensionals.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Got Ribbon?? Need RIbbon??

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know I love ribbon! Especially the Striped Grossgrain Ribbon! Yummy! But, to buy all the delicious ribbon Stampin' Up offers, you would have to live on Beanie Weenies for quiet a while! So, to help all my lovely ribbon lovers out, I am offering a Ribbon Share! The following ribbons are being offered:

My favorite: 1 1/4" Striped Grossgrain Ribbon in 11 beautiful colors.

Price: $12 What you get: 11 yards of ribbon, 1 yard of each color.

1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon in the 5 fun In Colors

Cost:$7 What you get: 10 yards (2 yards per color)

3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in 13 colors

Cost: $10 What you get: 13 yards (1 yard of each color)

Shipping will be $3 if you are not local.

**If you get all three ribbon shares, I will throw in 2 yards if the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon for FREE!**
Shares will be ordered as soon as they fill. I will cut, pack and ship them as soon as I receive them!
You can pay me by Pay Pal or snail mail.
Please email me at if you would like to mail me cash or check.
You can send me payment to the same address via Pay Pal. Please, indicate what you are ordering and don't forget to add shipping. or email me and I can bill you.
Thanks so much!

Go Green!

In your craft room that is! Grab your favorite green and make something!

My two favorite weekend challenges came together for this fun and simple card. I used the colors from Curtain Call and sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I turned the sketch on its side, can you tell?? I used Word Play again. This set is so versitile and its a must have!
Stamps: Word Play
Ink and Paper: Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Whisper White, Old Olive DSP
Other: Certainly Celery Grossgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Brad

Thursday, July 22, 2010


When I was a kid, thee was a store in our mall that was nothing but purple things. I don't remember the name, but seriously, it was all purple stuff! It was so cool...when I was 11. I'm not a big purple fan these days, but I am a big fan of the new SU Designer Studio Paper Pads. They come in each of the colors and are beautiful. For this sketch from Card Patterns, I used two purples and I love it!

Stamps: Sweet Scoops

Paper and Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Perfet Plum DS, Concord Crush DSP, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Other: Photo Corner Punch, Heart to heart Punch, Rhinestone Brads

Don't forget about the Ribbon Shares! They are filling up fast! Click HERE if you are interested!

Feeling All Blue

I've been in kind of a monocromatic mode this week. Not sure why, but I always love cards and scrapbook pages that are all shades of one color. So, I chose blues, a sketch from Clean and Simple, and a new set called Just Believe.

Stamps: Just Believe
Paper and ink: Staz On Black, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Other: Word Window Punch, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, rhinestones

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet {Funky} Baby!

These colors scream baby to me! Maybe it's because these are the colors I used in my last two baby's nursery! Color Cue and sketch from OCC helped me to make today's card.

Stamps: Funky Four, Word Play
Ink and Paper: Cameo Coral (retired), Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin Write Markers, Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Chocolate Chip Striped Grossgrain Ribbon (retired), twine

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tutorial: Gift Pocket Wallet

I've had lots of requests for directions for the first wallet I made last week, so I sat down and made another one and took lots of pictures! It's very easy and should take less than an hour!

First you will need a piece of card stock 8" X 81/2". Score it at 3 1/2" and 41/2" on the 8" side as seen above. (Ignore that random score line on the right , that was an oops! It will be covered up with DSP soon!)

Fold your lines to make the wallet. On the inside cover, you will need a piece of DSP, or pattern paper, cut at 3 1/4" X 8 1/4". The whisper white paper is 2 3/4" X 7". I used the spiral edge punch on the left side. I also distressed mine with Pear Pizzaz and a sponge.

I stamped the teapot from Morning Coffe stamp set and colored it using Pear Pizzaz. I punched it with the large 1 3/4 circle punch. I punched two tabs from the Round Tab Punch and criscrossed them to make a circle. this is the back ground circle for the tea pot. Its a perfect fit!

Next, you will need your Big Shot and Scallop Envelope Die.

Cut out 3 of the envelope from cardstock.

As you can see, the envelope is just shy of fitting a gift card. So, I just created two new fold lines!

I placed the gift card on the envelope and using my bone folder, folded the sides over the gift card, creating new fold lines. Its sunch a minor difference that it really doesn't change the envelope much.

As you can see on the back, it doesn't quite cover up the back flap as well, but on a project like this, it doesn't matter. That side will be adhered to the folder and you won't be able to see it.

I cut two scallops from DSP, only placing the paper over the part of the die I needed. I also cut out a rectangle of DSP to 3 1/4" X 2. This will go over the bottom part of the slightly bigger envelope. You can really decorate them as you like but I like to cover up the one I created the new fold lines on because you can see the old fold lines.

Place lots of sticky strips on the back of your envelopes. You can see the difference in my gift card envelope, on the left, and the two on the right that will hold the tea bags. The scallop part is folded forward rather than back over this side as you would if you were putting a card inside.

I used these fabulous new antique designer brads to finish off the pocket. I put sticky strip under the scallop so they would lay flat.

For the cover, I cut half of a Top Note using my Big Shot. I then created a slot with my slot punch. It needs to be at least 1 1/2", so I slid the punch over and punched it three times.

I also distressed using Pear Pizzaz ink and a sponge.

Cut another piece of DSP 3 1/4" X 8 1/4". Using Stampin Dimensionals, or pop dot, place the Top Note piece on the cover so that the ribbon can slide through.

And then just decorate as you want! Pretty easy huh?? Now, please send me links to the creations you make! I would love to see them! Thanks so much for all the love over this project. I love it too and can't wait to teach my club this fun little gift!

If you want to purchase any of these supplies, please visit my Stampin Up Page link on the right side (scroll up!)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Morning Cup

Ink and Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, In Color DSP, Basic Grey

Other: Slot Punch, Large Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Top Note Die, Scallop Envelope Die, Big SHot, Chocolate Chip Striped grossgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Blender Pen
, Antique brads, Stampin Sponges, Stampin Dimensionals, Sticky Strip