Feb 29, 2008

The Rose

Limited Supply Challenge #157
My computer is up and running again, thank
goodness! I thought I was going to spend another day without an internet connection.
Today's challenge is using only a flower and a sentiment.
Stamps: one flower stamp (sentiment optional)No designer paper
No Cuttlebug
No background stamps
Any embellishments
No Rub-ons ... except for sentiments
Here is the card that I came up with. I wanted to add definition to my rose and I thought I do some layering ang tearing effect. The rose was stamped
3 times on Whisper White paper, and just literally do some tearing. I stamped another flower for my main paper and stamped the leaves. I did some distressing for my layers then using the Aqua Painter, I went over the distressed edges with Going Gray.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Roses in Winter
Paper: Basic Black, Old olive, basic gray, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories: 5/8 Grossgrain Ribbon, Pretties, Pink Brads, DD
Tools: 3/4 " Circle Punch, Black Marker, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Feb 28, 2008

No Stamping Today, Ugh!

Computer Down !!!!!!!!!!!!
I got home today and our computer is down,
so I did not have any computer access today.
Our local network was having problems in our area. It took them almost the entire day to restore it. Anyway, I did have this card that I did on our recent group swap. It's the Kind Thoughts set that has an ornate design.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE: Kind Thoughts
Paper: Basic Gray, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black,Groovy Guava, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Brads, Tafetta, Gray
Tools: Slit Punch, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Feb 27, 2008

You and ME

Sketch Challenge #165
Have you ever use Rub-Ons? First time ever for me. I have a lot to learn before I finally got it right. Here are a few tips and to learn from my mistakes, lol. Always trim the portion that you just need. Make sure you rub really good before peeling.
Today's sketch is quite interesting. I wanted to use the rub-ons for the sketch today as my focal point. I used this beautiful set Kind Thoughts that is a must have. the intricate design makes it a nice background and this solid butterfly is really cute. I get too much sunlight in my stamp room, so my butterflies get so much light. I am beginning to be comfortable doing this poofy ribbons.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Kind Thoughts
Paper: Textured Blue bayou, Sage Shadow, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Balck, White Craft
Accessories: Narrow White Organdy Ribbon, DS ribbon, Brads, Rub-Ons
Tools: Circle Cutter,1/2" Circle Punch, Non SU Circle Punch, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Feb 26, 2008

Wonderful Boho

Color Challenge #155
Give me a stamp set I like, and I will use my card around it. I used the 4 stamps to make my backrounds, my
main image and my sentiment. Pretty cool, huh?
I just love the Color Challenge for today-Basic Black, River
Rock and Whisper White. I used my Circle Punches for my
main image and used the Ric-Rac for stems. I added the white dots in the flower BG using the White Gel Pen and
around the main flowers. I used this narrow satin ribbon and narrow organdy ribbon to make my bow.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Basic Black, River Rock, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, River Rock, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Ribbons, Jumbo brads, Ric-Rac
Tools: 1",11/4", 13/8 " Circle Punches, Scallop Punch

Feb 25, 2008

100,000 Posts on SCS!!!

Forum Fanatic !!!

Can you believe it ? I just noticed it today when I was posting .

I actually did 100, 000 post on SCS. It keeps me wondering

who was the luckly person that I made my comment on when it hit


Anyway, I am a Forum Fanatic. I always wondered about those

labels when I first started posting. They have such cool names.

Thought this was worth sharing.

Altered Doodle Flower

Tutorial fo

Pic. 1. Stamp the Doodle flower and trim.

Pic.2. Use a bone folder to curl the flower.

Pic. 3. Attach a dimensional on the back.

Pic. 4. This is the back of the flower.

Pic. 5 This is the finished flower.
Decorate as desired.

Dots and Doodles

Try a New Technique #157
Happy Monday everyone !!! I love today's challenge because I get to used my favorite DSP-using patterned papers that you can mix and match to make your card. I love dots to my background and what is even better is you can doodle in your background, lol. That is exactly what I did. Iused two kinds of dots background and stamp the Doodle This for my Blush Blosssom background. I "altered" my flowers to create more room for more flowers. I added these darling Rhinestone brads to finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Doodle This, Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Ruby Red, River Rock, Basic Black, DSP Ginger Blossoms, Blush Blossom
Ink: Basic Black, White Gel Pen, Versamark
Accessories: Rhinestone brads, Ribbons
Tools: Photo Corners, Dimensionals, Tool Kit, 1/16 Punch

Feb 24, 2008

Celebrate Spring

Featured Stamper #55
I was kinda tired today after working last night but I
wanted to do a quick card for today's FS, MaryJo who has
an awesome gallery and creations that are uniquely her
own. Here is the card I cased. I kept the layout and changed the
colors only because of the colors of the Fusion Flowers I used. I also did very little stamping so I can do a 20 minute card :)
I used metal tags for my squares and did my sentiment on each. The DSP Spring Break background were just the perfect colors I needed to finished my card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Everyday Flexible Phrases, Solitude SA wheel
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Speing Break DSP
Ink: Basic Black, White Craft, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Fusion Flowers, Brads, 5/8 old Olive Grossgrain Ribbon, Metal tags
Tools: Window Punch, Dimensionals, X-acto knife

I cut the vellum from my Metal tags.

Feb 23, 2008

Time for You

Inspiration Challenge #116
You want to hear something funny and why I am posting this IC late (for me). I thought that today is FS challenge and I keep checking for Sunday. I keep saying Oh My, somebody must have forgotten about the challenge. Well , it was me all along. Nobody forgot, it was me thinking on of the wrong day. Anyway, here is the IC for today. I got inspired by the bench, the flowers amd the bird and thought about this set that I got at the Regionals. I won it for the Door Prize. How cool is that? The main image was stamped twice, I trim the bench seat and back part and raised in dimensionals. The clock was punched with Circles. I really did not have much room for the actual clock , so I altered it a bit.
Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Time for You
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Close
to Cocoa, Whisper White, Celery DSP
Ink: White Craft, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Staz-On Black, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Brads, Striped Red/ White Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: 3/4", 1" Circle Punches, Non SU Circle Punch, 1/16 Ounch, 1/4 Punch, Glue Pen

I used the 1/4" Circle Punch for the clock's base.

3 x 3 Box Holder

3 x 3 Box Holder

I finally found a box holder for my 3 x 3 cards.

Thanks to mudmaven who generously provided me this template that was so easy to make. This was done using a 6 x 9 paper.I used my Score-Pal to do this box and it took me less amount of time to score and cut it. Here is the template for this wonderful box holder. I have made 6 -3 x 3 cards that fit nicely in the box.

As promised, I am sending her the box holder that I made along with the cards.

Supplies to make this box:
Score Pal
Scoring Tool
Sticky Strip

Decorate box as desired.

Thank you so much for the wonderful and
talented ladies that participated and
shared their ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.


Class Project
Here is a card that I did in class using the Friendhip Blooms. It's a very simple card but with just enough pizzaz especially after I added the darling ribbon. I like it because it coordinates with the envelope bag that I made at our demonstrator meeting.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Friendship Blooms
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Ribbon, Blush Blossom, Purely Pomegaranate Berry Bliss
Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Brad
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/16 Punch,

Feb 22, 2008

Friendship Blooms

Envelope Bag Take Two
Here is the Make and Take card that we did at our
Demonstartor meeting. The Berry Bliss DSP looks really nice with this Friendship Blooms set. I used the Lots of Dots for the background in Close to Cocoa.
Stamps: Friendship Blooms, Lots of Dots SA Wheel
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, DSP Berry Bliss
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Versamark
Accessories: Chocolate Twill Ribbon, Pink Brads, Hemp
Tools: 3/4" and 1" Circle punches, Boho Blossoms Punch, Wheel handle, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

It's hard to see but I used Versamark pen on the petals.

Handwritten with Love

Limited Supply Challenge #156
WOW ! Is it really Friday, oh my! Time flies when you are having so much fun...stamping !!!
This card was created doing the Limited Supply challenge and handwriting your own saying. I found this "rambling thoughts" from my collections a long time ago. I used the Carte Postale for the background and did also the CB folder.I did a lot of distressing on this card to give it that old look. I took one of the flowers from the Pretties collection and colored it Night of Navy, then added a touch of stickles. The HPH was a great embellishment so I used that, too.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Carte Postale, A Light Heart
Paper: Night of navy, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Pretties, Organdy Ribbon, Stickles, HPH
Tools: Cutter's Tool Kit, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals, CB

Feb 21, 2008

3-D Frame Tutorial

Supplies for the 3-D Frame:
Paper Cutter
X-acto Knife
Scoring Tool

Pic. 1. For this tutorial, I chose not to stamp the
image, so you will see it clearly. Start with a
41/4 x 51/2 paper. I used a 21/2 by 21/2
Post-it-Note to mark the dots fo my corner.
I only used the Gel pen so you can visibly see it.
Otherwise, use a pencil so you can erase it after.

Pic.2. Score the sides using a ruler and a
Scroring tool.

Pic. 3. Score it across .

Pic 4. Score the frame as illustrated in the pic.

This shows you how it is going to be scored and folded.

Pic. 5. This is the scored and folded frame (front)

Pic. 6 This is the back of the frame.

3-D Frame Continued...

Pic 7. Cut a Neutral paper slightly bigger than your cut-out frame.
This is where you are going to stamp your image.
The back of the frame should look like this (see pic.7)

Pic. 8. Here is how the Neutral gets mounted.

Pic.9. This is the front of the frame.

Pic. 10. Here is the finished frame.

3-D Window Frame

Ways to Use It #154
Good morning !!! I got up quite late today,
but slept so well considering they
put me on call last night.
So, time to get "cracking". Thas what my
sentiment says on this card. I just have to
used it. Today's challenge on SCS is to make
a window frame in any shape or form, I guess.
I have learned this frame from convention a
long time ago. I used this set, A Good Egg which
is probably the only set I own for Easter. I did a
bit of paper piecing for my main frame and
water coloring using Aqua Painter, and added
the stickles last. What good is a frame without
the Photo Corners, so I added that, too.
The stitching was an afterthought, I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, More
Mustard, Very Vanilla, DSP Mustard
Ink: Basic Brown, So Saffron, More Mustard,
Very Vanilla Craft
Accessories: Brads, Twill ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Circle Punches, Small Oval Punch,
Photo Corners, Paper Cutter, X-acto
Knife, Mat, and
Scoring tool.

Feb 20, 2008

3 x 3 Cards Giveaway !!!

A Little Bit of Happiness
Here are some 3 x3 cards that I did to make
samples of the set -A Little Bit of Happiness.
I was able to stamp the image I want individually.
I added these cute ribbons as embellishments and it only took me less than 30 minutes.

But these cards have no box or folder.
I need some participation if you have any ideas for these 3 x 3 cards to hold them in.

Just send me the link if you see anything that

would be great for these 3 x3 cards
and post them here.
Just for the fun of it,
I will giveaway all the 3 x3 cards
that I made along with
the box or folder I chose.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anyone is welcome to play along.

Blush Blossom

Sketch Challenge #164
I love a great sketch and I think the sketch for today is just awesome. I knew that Bloomin' Beautiful is just the right set for today. I picked out the colors for this card-Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava and Blush Blossom. I even use the Blush Blossom for my Neutral. I stamped the flower on Staz-On ink, used the Blush Blosssom for the background and also on the flower. I went over the flower with the Groovy Guava, coloring it darker for a shadow effect. I did the same thing for the leaves, lighter color first and then darker. I use the Spritzer tool using Chocolate Chip marker for a distressed effect. I distressed all my panels using the Cutter's tool kit. The Chocolate satin ribbon is my overall finishing touch on this card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Berry Bliss DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Staz-On
Accessories: Brads, Satin Ribbon
Tools: Spritzer, Cutter's Tool Kit, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter

Feb 19, 2008

A Tag is a Tag is a Tag...

I have been tagged by Sheryl (Sheryl's Memories in the Making))

1. Stamping Style: I tend to do more images that I can color.
2. Inspiration: New stamp sets, Colors and Anything that catches my eye-that is enough inspiration for me.
3. Color: Browns
4. Work Space: My whole loft area is my very own little corner.
5. Perfect day: Hmmm. Just the whole day to myself is perfect enough.
6. First Job: I worked as a "proof reader" in Chicago.
7. Wildest dream: To visit every island there is.
8. Ink: I love Stampin'UP inks
9. Family: My DH Charlie, 3 Boyz , a stepdaughter named Ana, and Pappi (our wild Cuckateel)
10. Beverage: Diet Coke (Forever)
11. Biggest Challenge: It's the big things and the little things in life that happen when you least expect it.
I'm tagging:
Jean (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws)

Laura( Wish You Were Here)

Jackie (The Scalloped Edge )
Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps Mounted in Dominoes

A Little Bit of Happiness
Mr. Brown guy dropped me this box last night, that contains Stamps, Stamps and Stamps.
So what is a woman to do but to put them together.
This is one of the sets that I am dying to use.
However, before I can use it, I have to mount it first. They showed this set at the Regionals and she have them mounted in Dominoes. How cool is that?
I was a little skeptical, because I really didn't want to trim my rubber image but it actually worked. You just have to be super careful. I made 20 individual Dominoes.
Mounting Instructions:

  1. The domino has this metal pin around the center and you wanted to make sure you take it out, so when you mount your image it will stay flat.
  2. Trim your rubber using the Rubber Scissors and be extra careful.
  3. Mount the rubber on the side where the dots are. (see pic).
  4. Make card samples, (hopefully tomorrow).
Thanks for stopping by.

Beautiful Life

Color Challenge #154
Good Morning ! I wanted to start my day with these cheery colors from the Color Challenge -Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, and Certainly Celery. I struggled a bit with the Orchid Opulence. It's a beautiful color but it is just hard to combine it with some colors. As you could see, I did not even attempt to used the paper, maybe I did a little bit on the sentiment. The main flowers were trim, sponged and stickled at the end. I also added those circles and put brads on them for some added dimension. I used two DSP backgrounds-Bali Breeze DSP and Celery DSP. The main background was done using the Boho BG, only halfway though for symmetry.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie,
Certainly Celery, Whisper White DSP
Bali Breeze and Celery.
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Pumpikn Pie
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Stickles
Tools: 1/2 " Circle Punch, Dimensionals,
1/16 Punch

Feb 18, 2008

You Make Me Happy

Try a New Tehnique #156
Happy Monday everyone! I can't believe my weekend
went by so fast and can't even remember if I actually
accomplished anything.
I have a Demonstartor meeting for Thursday and I am in -charge of the Make and Take. I am doing the Envelope Pouch that I saw at the Regionals. Today's TLC is making this same pouch, how cool is that. This is not the design I have for Thursday, but I thought it will be a super cool idea to make other samples and show them other designs to make it. I will post my Envelope pouch on Friday. This was so easy to make just using your large tag Punch. Here is the tutorial for it. Since the One of a Kind and the Boho Blossoms Punch are both available for ordering, I used it for my project. I did some paper piecing on the main flower using the Berry Bliss DSP. The three flowers were done using the Blossom Punch using the same DSP. The background and the sentiment were from the Boho Backgrounds set. I was a little disappointed that the saying did not fit the Window Punch. It would have been nice to use it. I tied the grosgrain ribbon to finished this project.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, DSP Berry Bliss
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Accessories: 5/8 grosgrain ribbon,BAB, Brads, Hemp, Vanilla Envelope
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch, Slit Punch, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals , Large Tag Punch

Contact your SU demo or Contact me to see how you can order the Boho Punch Blossoms and the One of a Kind set.

Feb 17, 2008

Basketful of Goodies

Basket Cased
I made this basket from a tutorial from Laura's (Wish You Were Here)blog. Click here to see how she made this beautiful basket. Thanks Laura for a wonderful tutorial.
I had a little difficulty getting the weave started but after that it kinda started to take it shape. I used the set from Time Well Spent.

I used the Scallop Punch for my flower and colored with Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue.

I added the button and used a skinny strip of Certainly Celery to thread it on the button hole, then used glue dot.
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Certainly Celery, True Thyme (retired)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Distresssing pad
Accessories: Brad Flowers, DS Ribbon, Buttton
Tools: Paper Cutter, Gkue dots, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.

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