Jun 30, 2008

3 x 3 Note Cards with Tile Holder

Try a New Technique #171

I finally finished making the whole Enchilada-

6- 3x3 Note Cards, 6 Envelopes and a Tile Coaster Holder instead of a box to hold them together. The tile can also be used as a coaster. This was really fun to make. I used the Fresh Cuts set in River Rock Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla colors.

The topper is a magnet using the same design for the cards, added the River Rock and Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by.

I made 3 Thank You and 3 For You cards.

The center of the flower is a punched circle

using the 1/4 circle punch, and using my

Chocolate Chip marker, I did the dots all around.

The Tile Coaster is stamped in Basic Brown. I colored the flowers with River Rock using the Blender pen.


Stamps: Fresh Cuts

Paper: Very Vanilla, River Rock

Ink: Choclate Chip, River Rock, Basic Brown

Accessories: DS ribbon, eyelet

Tools: circle punches, glue dots

Jun 28, 2008

From This To This ( A second look at ATC)

Artist Trading Card

I love making trading cards. They are
fun and easy to make. It only takes 1- 81/2 x 11
cardstock to make 10 trading cards.
Here is the template on how to cut 10- 2 1/2 x 31/2 .

On our monthly group, we make
and swap 10 trading cards.
Here is the ATC that I did.

Here is the finished card using the same ATC.You can make a simple card or you can make
it into a WOW card. Whatever you do,
have fun with it. Design it with a sketch in mind,
with a DSP, embellish it, or make a giftable project.

I will start doing this every month on my blog. Play along by showing me the ATC and the finished card. Make sure you include the link.

Jun 26, 2008

Taking a break...

Blast from the Past...

and I mean that literally. I get to see some really old friends that I have not seen in years...on our college REUNION !!! I am flying to New York today with a good friend of mine and there will be 70 plus alumni that will be there. I must be really old because I remember their names but I can't put a face to it. That's really bad, huh ?

It's my first time in New York. so I am really excited to see some places. I can't wait !!!!

I have a couple of projects that I will be posting and hopefully I can get around to it.

If not, you will see them when I get back.

Have a Wonderful Stamping Day !!!!!!

Little Birdies

Ways to Use It #172
This is for today's WT- use birds in your card.
This is really simple and was inspired by the square panels from yesterday's sketch.
I used the 2 DSP from Stamopin'UP!, a little bit of coloring using the re-inkers, and a satin ribbon to finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: A Little Bird Told Me
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Ribbon, dew drops
Tools: Circle Punches, Scallop punch, dimensinals, CE

Jun 25, 2008

You + ME

Sketch Challenge #182
Hello and Good morning !!!
This the card that I did for the sketch on SCS. It was a bit time consuming because of the squares but I made my main image fast and easy using the primas. I added the dew drops and stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip. The square frames were done using the CB die cuts. I stamped the image from A Little Bit of Happiness and use Aqua painter for coloring.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness, Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Choclate Chip, Whisper White, DSP Fall Flowers
Ink: Choclate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Primas, dew drops, twill ribbon, narrow organy ribbon
Tools: CB and folder(s) , Circle Cutter, Nesties, glue dots, Aqua Painter

Jun 24, 2008

Heart Desire

Color Challenge #172
Happy Tuesday!!!
I made this card for today's CC on SCS, and at first I wasn't sure with the colors, but it turned out that these colors are wonderful together. I used Julee Tilman's sketch Mojo43.
I used the fresh Cuts and did some cutting on the flowers. I added the dew drops in the center of the flower. The stamp image around was stamped and stamped off. The CB folder made a nice background.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, In my Thoughts
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Ink: Taken with Teal, Wild Wasabi, and White Craft, white gel pen
Accessories: DS ribbon, dew drops
Tools: Oval Cutter, Deco scissors, crystal effects, dimensionals

Jun 23, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

WOW !!!
I got this Kreativ Blogger award from a new stamping friend,Cindy whose work is always exceptional and inspiring. I get a daily dose of her creativity on SCS, not to mention her awesome blog
The Creative Closet. Make sure you check it out.

Here's my list of the other bloggers that inspires me :
Adela ( Creations by AR)
Joanne (My)Adventures in Cardmaking
Jennifer (Jennifer's Sweet Designs)
Silke (My Life)
Angel (Angel's Creative World)

For more creative bloggers, Click on my blogroll !!!!

You're a Blast !!!

Try A New Technique #174

Hello everyone !!!

This masculine card that I did at a recent swap came in handy for today's TLC-using re-inkers. I used watercolor paper and Aqua Painter to color my image. I added some piercing on the main image and sentiment. I manage to add the striped ribbons without making it too girly.

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Pun Fun, Celebrate Everything
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, DSP Summer Fun, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin pie, Bashful blue
Accessories: Striped ribbon, brads
Tools: Aqua Painter, 1/4 inch circle punch,dimensionals, 1/16punch, Tool Kit

I used the 1/4 inch Circle punch and then mounted the brads on top.

Jun 22, 2008

Framed Butterfly

Featured Stamper #72
Hi and Happy Sunday to all !!!
Today's FS on SCS is Diane (Lost in the 60's) .
Her cards in her gallery are just beautiful and are photograph so nicely. Here is the card that I cased. I made a few changes on the colors and I used HPH to frame my butterfly. The image was stamped with Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava inks. The small panel was stamped off in Chocolate Chip.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Essence of Love
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Grrovy Guava
Accessories: HPH
Tools: CB and folder, dimensionals, 1/16 punch

Jun 20, 2008


Limited Supply Challenge #173
Happy Friday to you all !!!
I finally got my walk today after feeling terrible the whole week last week. I am trying to get into my routine, too. Today's challenge is a bit of a struggle. After I already cut my template, I realized it had to be a card with a hinge. I really did not feel like redoing the whole thing, so I just kept it where my inside sentiment just slides in the back of the card. The challenge is to use any shape in your card-but no squares, rectangles or circle. I got carried away with my embellishment and forgot that it was Friday. Here it is anyway.
The background stamped in Canvas BG using River Rock ink. I made the pocket with the Summer Fun DSP and stamped the Simply Said flowers, colored and added stickles. I did the hand stitched free hand all around.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Simply Said, Canvas BG,
Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive,
Real Red, DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Staz-on black.
Basic black marker, White Gel pen
Accessories: Gingham red/white ribbon, button,
and brads, stickles
Tools: Corner rounder, dimensionals,1/16punch, Decorative scallop scissors, Double circle punch

I used White Gel pen to color theflowers on my sentiment.

The flowers are from Simply Said that I colored in
So Saffron and Real Red. I used the double
circle punch for the center of the

Jun 19, 2008


Ways to Use It #171
Good morning to all !
Yesteday went by too quickly and my to do list just got longer. Today, I am hoping to get some things accomplished. I just need a little stamping time to get me motivated.
Here is the card I did for today's SCS challenge- using rick rack to your card. The main image is stamped using 2 sets using Pretty in Pink and Basic Black ink. I used a circle stamp and ink it in Versamark to create that silhouette with a little Sahara sand sponging. I added just a touch of stickles to the pink flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Fresh Cyts, Stem Silhouettes, Simply Circles
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Tafetta pink ribbon, black brads, stickles
Tools: CB and folder, dimensionlas, 1/16 punch

Jun 18, 2008

Getting to Know You

by Julie and (Special Craft Mom of 4)
The "rules" of the game: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
Here it goes:
Ten years ago: I really can't recall, but I know I was already stamping and having a ball.
Five things in today’s 'to do list':
1. I really need to do laundry.
2. Buy a cocktail dress for my upcoming reunion in NY.
3. Finish my swap for tomorrow.
4. Start a book by Debbie Macomber that I have for almost 3 weeks now.
5. and did you just say five, because I have 1, 234 things I need to do.
Snacks I enjoy: Diet COKE , pop corn and M& M's not necaessarily in that order or of priority.
Things I would do if I was a millionaire:
If and when that happens, I would like to:
Live in an exotic island with a maid 24/7
Buy all the stamps in the Stampin' UP catalog
Go on a shopping spree without looking at the sticker price
Travel, travel, travel...
and the list goes on....
Places I have lived: I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines until the age of 21. I have lived in Chicago for 2 years and moved to Arizona since then.
Here are the people that I am tagging:
1. Monique (Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust)
2. Jessie (Can You Say...Addicted to Stamps)
3. Kim (Kims' Stampin Room)
4. Jean ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws)
5. Christi (Story about a Girl)

Time Spent

Sketch Card Challenge #181
Today's sketch on SCS is so simple and clean , you might want to play along. I cut my flowers and mounted them in dimensionals, colored with Aqua painter and added the stickles. The main background was done using the piercing tool. The sentiment was stamped in black and mounted in Night of Navy and Real Red paper, then popped in dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Staz-0n black
Accessories: 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, red brads, stickles
Tools: Piercing tool, Aqua Painter, 1/16 punch, dimensionals

Jun 17, 2008


Color Challenge #171
Hello everyone !!!
I love the colors on SCS challenge today-Soft Sky, Basic Black and Kraft. If there is a particular In Color that I will truly miss, it's Soft Sky, how about you?
This was really done in a hurry, although I did put a lot of thought into it. I combined some a-symmetry and balance and added sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Tres Chic
Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Kraft
Ink: Creamy Caramel Craft and Basic Black Craft
Accessories: Primas, Organdy ribbon, brads, DD
Tools: dimensionals, 1/16 punch

Jun 16, 2008

Pearl Shimmer

Try a New Technique #173
Good morning !!!
I'm always up for a new challenge, so when they posted using shimmer in your card on SCS, I have to try it myself. I used Pearl-Ex-and alcohol to give my that shimmery look. The photo doesn't really capture it but it has this very nice shimmer on the stamp image.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Brushed Copper, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust
Accessories: Satin ribbon, HPH
Tools: dimensionals, 1/16 punch

Jun 15, 2008

The Retired List

Where do Stamps go when they retire?
Hopefully in your hands and then they send them away for a break.

Here is the RETIRED LIST.
If you are interested in purchasing any stamp sets, please call your demonstrator
or you can CONTACT ME.
They are available through August 10, 2008

Happy Father's Day !!!

To all the Dads, here is wishing you a Happy Father's Day !!!

These are just a list of men that are so special to me and celebrating this day:
Tony,Randy,Henio, Bert, Butch,Glenn, Danny, Jing, Clein, Larry, and my DH Charlie.

If you know anyone that is celebrating their day, just add to the list...

Baby Carriage Gift Card Holder

Featured Stamper #71
Good morning and Happy Sunday !!!
I must admit that I am feeling 99% better today and much as I wanted to stay in bed, I did have a few presents to wrap for DH (Shhh!)
I found this card at Denise's gallery, the FS for today and it was perfect for the challenge. Her card is for a baby girl and I needed a card for a boy so I changed quite a few things. I kept the carriage , the band and the heart CB folder was a little too girly for me, so I used DSP for mine. Lastly, I made it into a gift card holder.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Nursery Necessities
Paper: Bashful Blue, Old OLive, Pumkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories: Striped ribbon, brads, stickles
Tools: Circle Cutter, Window punch, 1/16 punch, dimensionals

Jun 14, 2008

Guava in Bloom

Inspiration Challenge #132
I have not been feeeling well the last few days that if I do one card I consider my day to be productive. Here is today's inspiration on SCS. I just got my Fresh Cuts which is a promotion from Stampin' UP! Here is the link to find out how you can earn this set. I used acetate and stamped the flower on it. I added the circle punches which is one of the inspiration picture. I stamped the main backrground image and cut it into squares to keep up with the inspiration.
The flowers below was done in Versamark. I used brads, tafetta and organdy ribbon for accents.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Groovy Guava, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Staz-on black, Versamark
Accessories: Tafetta gray ribbon, narrow white organy ribbon, black brads, acetate
Tools: Circle punches, dimensionals, 1/16 punch

Jun 12, 2008

Altered Photo Frame

Ways to Use It #170
Good mornig to all !
Today's WT challenge on SCS is using photos .
I rarely ever used my pic on a project, but when I found the photo frame at a dollar store with an Acrylic C on it, I ended up using a recent pic from Hawaii.
The C is detachable, so I was able to alter and add the paper in the back and was able to do some stamping using the Travel Post. I added Primas and put buttons on the center of the flowers. I CB the main BG on the acrylic frame, and the buttons were mounted on top of the frame for dimension. I did the same thing with the HPH, mounted it on top of the frame.

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Travel Post, French Script,
Defining Alphabet, Define Your Life
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White ,
Buckaroo Blue (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Craft,
Buckaroo Blue (retired)
Accessories: Lots and lots of Buttons,
HPH, Grosgrain ribbon, Primas

Tools: CB and folder, glue dots. Glue Stick

I stamped the Travel Post stamps first, and then stamped French Script in White Craft ink. I used glue stick around it after to adhere
the paper on the back of the acrylic letter C.

Jun 11, 2008

Wonderful You

Sketch Card Challenge #180
Color Challenge #170
Hi everyone !!!
Did you know that it has been a year since I started posting on SCS? MY very first upload was actually today. Here is the card that I posted for the very first time and since then I have been posting and enjoying the challenges. I can't even tell you how many cards I posted to this day.
During that span of time, I have "met" a lot of WONDERFUL women that have shared their talent and creativity in more ways than one. I am truly grateful and forever thankful to be sharing their passion for stamping. This card is for YOU !!!

Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, One of a Kind
Paper: Regal Rose, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Real Red, So Saffron, White Craft
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, red brads
Tools: Boho Blossom punch, 1", 1 1/4 inch Circle punches,scallop punch

The Boho flower was stamped 3 times in Real Red and Whisper White paper using White Craft,
Regal Rose and So Saffron ink.. The punched flowers were stamped in White Craft ink.
I added rose grosgrain ribbon and brads for my finishing touches.

Jun 6, 2008

Garden Friend

Limited Supply Challenge #171
Ways to Use It #169

Happy Friday !!! I enjoyed my whole week off and accomplished so many things even the ones that at the time I did not feel like doing. I have organized the garage to accomodate more junk, did loads of laundry and ironing, some stamping and organizing and... the list goes on.
Today's LSC is in honor of Gardening Day. I used flowers and leaves. I used my Aqua painter to color. The canvas background for my upper panels, and did lots of sparkles on the flowers.
I incorporated the WT yesterday which is using WIRE, that is why I added my butterfly. I curled
the wire and use it for the body, added stickles and CE.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness, Cnvas BG, For a Friend
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Staz-on black, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Grosgrain red ribbon, brads, stickles, Crystal Effects
Tools: dimensionlas, 1/16 punch

Jun 4, 2008

A Day Camping

How would you like to wake up....

...and see this view and be totally drawn to this vast beauty. I know the pic doesn't do justice.
Sometimes, you just got to be "there" to really
appreciate it. This is what I call the little pleasures in life that is totally guilt free that we can take advantage of and ENJOY !!!
With my hiking boots and H2O, that's exactly what I did.
The weather was beautiful and the night was gorgeous. I have never seen so many stars at night.

Thanks for looking.

The sunset was just amazing.
I just wish I could have captured it better.

We stopped at the historic
Route 66 on our way


Class Project #1
This is one of the cards that I did for a class doing the Dahlia fold. I kept the layout simple so my flower pops.

Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Old Olive, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla
DSP Bali Breeze
Ink: Staz-on black,Groovy Guava
Accessories: DS ribbon,Jumbo brad
Tools: 13/8 Circle punch,dimensionals, glue dot,
1/8 punch

Thanks for the Flowers

Class Project #2
I love this sketch from Julee Tilman's MOJO #39. The wheel barrow was outlined in Versamark pen, trimmed, and glued with adhesive. I used a red brad for the wheel.
I stamped the flowers and colored in red using Aqua painter brush. I added the paper piercing
on the main image and background. I added the striped ribbon and stickles to the flowers for my finishing touch.

Stamps: Blooming with Love, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Old Olive, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Real
Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic black, Real Red, Versamark pen
Accessories: Striped ribbon, red brad
Tools: Circle punches, glue dot, dimensionals, 1/16 punch

Perfect Moment

Class Project #3
I remember using these colors from a CC on SCS,
and used it for my class. I used basic black for the main background and added the corner punches with gold brads. The main image was stamped in River Rock and Basic Black. The 2 small corner punches was mounted in the back.


Stamps: Spring Solitude, Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Basic Black, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: River Rock, Basic Black
Accessories: DS ribbon, brads
Tools: Corner punches, 1/16 punch, dimensionals,
glue dot

Stampin' Up Close as a Memory

Class Project #4

I did this card a while back in my gallery and decided to used it for my class. I used the Fine Lace BG using White Craft

pad for the main background paper. For the main image, it was stamped in Basic Gray and used the spritzer for an added speckle look. I added the jumbo eyelet and silver organdy ribbon for accents.

Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Fine Lace, Close as a Memory
Paper: Baisc Gray, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: jumbo eyelet,organdy ribbonTools: Large oval punch, Crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelet, spritzer

T is for Thanks

Color Challenge #169
Sketch Card Challenge #179
I am still here; I just have not posted in almost a week. It's
the little everyday ( but you must do it) things that kept me from doing what I love most and that is a little bit of stamping time.
Today is just one of those days...I started doing the sketch early this AM, but have to stop because of a stamping class that I did. I finally finished it although the colors seemed off. The Real Red color looked more like bright red orange.
I used the Circle Cutter to create the flower and slit punch for the flowers. I added the scallops for the bottom, too. I love the way the CB folder turned out. I used the White Gel pen to create the dots around the flower and scallop.

Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Cause for Celebration, Make it Count
Paper: Real Red, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Real Red, Blue Bayou, White Gel pen
Accessories: DS ribbon, red brads
Tools: Boho Blossom Punch, Slit punch, Circle Cutter, CB and folder
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