Sep 30, 2008

Flight of the Butterfly

Color Challenge #186
WSC #59
Hello and Good Morning to you all . I am trying to get caught up today, so I thought I' d work on my challenge and then work on some swap for tomorrow's stamping class. This is my card for today's SCS challenge-using Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Baja Breeze. I also used DSP's Autumn Vine, Bella Rose and Baja Breeze. I did paper piecing on my main image and added the some bead accents. It really is a very quick, simple and clean card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, DSP's
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: beadsm Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Large Oval punch, 1/2", 5/8" circle punches, CE

Sep 26, 2008

Merry and Bright

Limited Supply Challenge #187
Happy Friday to you all. I have been working on this challenge- do a Christmas card with your animal stamps. The only embellishment is to used ribbons. So I am redoing this card minus the brads. I have beeen so distracted this morning that after I read the challenge, I totally goofed and added the brads.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Wild About You , Season of Friendship, To You and Yours, Spotlight on Christmas
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, White Craft
Accessories: Striped ribbon
Tools: piercing tool, square scallop frame

Sep 25, 2008

Charmed I' Sure

Ways to Use It #185
Hello and Good afternoon!!! Thant's what happen when you get a long To-do-list and there is just no way around it. Now that everything is done, well maybe not quite everything, I did get to sit down and worked on today's challenge on SCS-using charms in your card. I have found these charm flowers and they made a beautiful accent for this tree. I only decorated one side -anything more would be too busy, I thought. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Choclate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust,
DSP Autumn Vine, Whisper White
Ink: Choclate Chip, White Craft, Really Rust
Accessories: Charms, Double Stitched grosgrain chocolate ribbon
Tools: Circle Cutter, glue dots

Sep 24, 2008

Cup of Smiles

Sketch Card Challenge #195
Color Challenge #185
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday !!!
I am all smiles today as I show you the new stamp set ( Cup of Stuff) from Pink Poison , and to be a part of their wonderful Design Team.
For more info on this stamp set, visit:

Two of the flowers were pop for added dimension, and added the stickles. I did some piercing on the side and scallops on the other. I finished it off by tying two colored ribbons together.
Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Cup of Stuff
Paper: Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, DSP's Baja breeze and Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Accessories: dew drops, striped grosgrain ribbon Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss
Tools: piercing tool,scallop edge punch, Aqua Painter, CE, glue dots, dimensionals

Sep 19, 2008

Sendin You...

Limited Supply Challenge #186
Happy Friday everyone. After getting the much needed sleep, I am ready to start my day. I am even inspired to make a card using white cardstock on SCS challenge. Here are the rules to play. I used this image and punch it using the Oval punch. I added the CB folder for my background.

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: To You and Yours
Paper: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, baja Breeze
Accessories: Dew drops, striped grosgrain Baja Breeze ribbon
Tools: Piercing tool, glue dots, CE, Oval punch

Sep 18, 2008


Style Watch

This is another design that I did on my Open House using the Silhouette Style Watch. These cool colors are both classic and contemporary with elegant designs.

Coordinating Colors areKiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray. Sage Shadow and Sahara Sand.

Coordinating Stamp Sets arePocket Silhouettes,Organic Outlines, Inspired by Nature, Upsy daisy and Kindred Spirits.

My favorite Stamp set - Upsy Daisy

What's yours?

Thanks for stopping by.

Silhouette Cards

To You From Me

Did I tell you that Upsy Daisy is a favorite set
of mine? It's that obvious, huh?

I just love that you can use 2 colors, one light and dark and it will give you this wonderful silhouette design. I used the new oval punch to frame my sentiment.


Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1" Double Stirch grosgrain ribbon,brads
Tools: Oval punch, piercing tool

Thanks SO Much

It is a task for me to do embossing but I wanted to capture tha Daisies using Detail White Embossing. I am really fond of the Scallop edge punch, so I have ude it for my sides two times.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: 1" Double Stitch Grosgrain Baja Breeze ribbon, Mini Library clips
Tools: EP, Heat Gun, Oval punches, Scallop edge punch

Thank You

This card uses the stamp image Upsy Daisy.
I did sponging directly on the image. You have a bit more control how light or dark you wanted the image to be using the spong dauber.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, White Signo Gel pen
Accessories: Clip, 1" Double Stitch grosgrain Baja Breeze ribbon
Tools: Scallop edge punch, Circle punches, dimensionals

Friend to Friend

This design was inspired from the new catty on page 6. I just love using the curly punch and these mini library clips. The bottom edge design was done using the Curly label punch.

Stamps: POcket Silhouettes
Paper: Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, White Craft
Accessories: 1" Double Stitch Baja Breeze ribbon, Mini Library Clips
Tools: Curly Label punch, dimensionals


Bath Gift Set

Wouldn't you like to get this as a gift or a special addition to your bath tub? The Green Tea DSP makes has nice patterns to decorate these containers. I used the Scallop Square punch and the Oval Punch for my focal images.


Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: DSP Green Tea, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Kiwi Kiss
Tools: Scallop Square punch, Large Oval Punch


Note Cards

I found this bucket that made a perfect container for these 3x3 cards. Again, I used the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. I also used the large Oval punch for my main image.


Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Fundamental Phrases

Paper: Sage Shadow, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow, Not Quite Navy

Accessories: brads, 1" Double Stitch Gorsgrain ribbon

Tools: Large Oval punch



...are so easy to decorate and to give as gifts. Using the Green Tea DSP, I just happened to have these candles to coordinate with these colors. I love the new ribbons and makes the perfect embellishment to your projects.


Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, DSP Green Tea, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1" Double Stitch grosgrain ribbon, buttons
Tools: Glue dots, dimensionals, Scallop Circle punch



You can never have too many magnets in your fridge. I have been collecting magnets. I always try to bring a magnet home with me whenever I go to different places. It is light and an inexpensive souvenir to remind you where you've been and how much fun you've had.

Anyway, these magnets are small tiles that I just covered with paper and it could be a nice inexpensive gift with a touch of bling that you can easily give away.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: rhinestone brads
Tools: dimensionals, 1/16 punch


6 x 6 Scrapbook Page For my Open House, I wanted to incorporate a bit of scrapbooking. It is a very simple layout that shows minimal design elements . RECIPE: Stamps: Upsy Daisy Paper: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze Ink: Going Gray, White Craft, Basic Gray Accessories: button/hemp Tools: spiral punch, Curly label punch Thank you for stopping by.


Ways to Use It #184
Hello everyone!!!
Here's another card I made using the Season of Friendhip in the Stampin'Up mini catalog. I thought that this stamp image would create a nice silhouette-the challenge on SCS.
The background was sponge using the colors Baja Breeze, Bordering Blue and So Saffron. I then stamp the image and stamped off the middle tree. I added the primas for accent.

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Watercolor Paper
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Bordering Blue
Accessories: So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, brads, primas
Tools: Large Circle punch, piercing tool, glue dots, sponge daubers

Here is aquick tutorial to make the center of the
flower using the Spring Flower Bouquet.

Punch two flowers in So Saffron and Chocolate Chip. I used glue dot to secure the two flowers.

Put the two pieces together and they make a nice center for flowers.

Sep 17, 2008

Season of Friendship

Sketch Card Challenge #194

Hello and Good Morning !!!! This set is from the new Stampin' UP mini that will be coming out in October. I inked it up for the first time and it is kinda late for me to be still awake, so designing this was a bit of a struggle. Anyway, here is today's sketch on SCS.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Season of Friendhip. Say it with Scallops
Paper: kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, DSP's Bella Rose and Riding Hood Red
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Choclate Chip, Riding Hood Red, White Gel pen
Accessories: HPH
Tools: dimensionals, 1" circle punch, Designer label punch

Sep 16, 2008

Embossed Daisy

Color Challenge #184
Good morning to all !!! today's Color Challenge on SCS is almost similar to my yesterday's colors-I used mellow Moss instead of Basic Gray. I used teh Bella Toile BG that was stamped off on my background for a more subtle look. The main image was embossed in Detail White EP and was stamped directly on the Bella Rose DSP. I added the square scallop punch to my corner punch which turned out to be a cute accent.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: White Craft
Accessories: dew drops, striped grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Square scallop punch, Corner punch, Heat Gin
Detail White EP, CE

Sep 15, 2008

Snow Glitter

Try a New technique #186

Featured Stamper #84

Good Morning and How's everyone's Monday? I hope it's all good in your end. My day started out pretty busy and now I am just trying to finished what I have started yesterday. I was playing with this set for the FS yesterday and did not quite finished it. I had a class at home and was too tired to finished it. I incorporated the TLC today-using Glitter to your card. I try to do the Versamark to my image, the Heat and Stick and I had a problem to getting it to stick so I just modified it and used my Versamark pen.

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Snow Swirled

Paper: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Riding Hood Red

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Versamark and pen, Signo White Gel pen

Accessories: dew drops, Tafetta Riding Hood Ribbon

Tools: Large Oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, non SU circle punch, Gliiter stacks, CE


Tips and Ideas !!!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone
for playing and taking your time to leave
comments on my blog. I enjoyed reading
the comments on Business, Organization
and Product Tips. Believe me, they are all
GREAT and I will try to make use of them
in my everyday existence.
So, If you have not read them yet,
please take the time to do so.

I am really big in trying to constantly organize my Craft Room and managing my time. The amount of time I spent looking for stuff is not only frustrating for me but it also take away my free time stamping, lol !!!

Now, my turn to share some tips with you.

Just recently, I did a Punch Sampler for
my own personal use. It is such a valuable tool
when I used it for my class projects and a time
saving tool as well. I decide to share this with
my class and they really like the idea of being
able to pick a stamp image in the catty and
see if it fits in a circle,
a square.

I don't know about you but I have a hard
time keeping track of the DSP names
(Designer Series Paper).I got this idea
when I used the Tag punch to put my
In-Colors and used them for a swap at
convention. I decided to adapt the
idea by putting the DSP names and patterns.
I will be able to used it with my workshops
and my customers will be able to see the patterns.
When you punch the DSP, use the corner that has
the Stampin'UP word. I know the writing is
small enough but it still shows on your cards.

My biggest thing is my SCRAPS. I already made
a file folder for my bigger scraps. I just started
getting rid of my small scraps by using my
PUNCHES. I put them in containers. I figured
I can always give them away for freebies or I can use them in my workshop.
Lately, I have been using them for my Big Shot Die Cuts.


I used the Random Integer and the Lucky Winner is #15

Congratulations Kim (Kim's Stampin Room).
Here is what Kim has to say about Organization:
" I have been big in organizing lately. I like to have things clean and know where they are.
I've purchased several items from Store in Style for my desk and storage, and filing my cardstock.
You can see pics on my blog".
So make sure you check out her blog.
Please e-mail me with your address, so I can send you your candy !!!

Thank you all for playing. I can't wait to give another Blog Candy....SOON!!! Make sure you check back for more goodies !!!

Sep 13, 2008


It's not too late...

You can still be the winner of the Blog Candy.
Just scroll down below and leave a comment .

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy fo YOU!

Inspiration Challenge #145
Happy Saturday to you all!!!
I still have a bit of energy left after working last night that
I decided to worked on today's IC on SCS. I have trouble putting the link, but I did used the flowers and leaves from the curtains. The chocolate background I used is the Organic Outlines from Stampin' UP!

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Organic Outlines
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretties kit, 1" Double Stitch Grosgrain ribbon, Tafetta Riding Hood Red
Tools: Oval punch, Glue Dots, dimensionals

The flowers were done by stamping them in set of 3's and curling them with a bone folder.
I layered each flower in dimensionals for a 3-D effect and then added the pearls from the Pretties kit with glue dots.

Sep 12, 2008

Pacific Nature

Limited Supply Challenge #185
Today's SCS challenge is LSC meets TLC- to create a technique in your paper. I did some tearing and sponging on Glossy White paper to achieved this background.
I stamped the flower and realized it needed some embossing. I didn'r have much choice but to embossed. I also did some piercing all around , too.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE: Inspired by Nature
Paper: Whisper White, White Glossy, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point, White Craft, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Striped ribbon, brads
Tools: piercing tool, sponge dauber, heat gun, EP

200,000 Hits

All I can say is WOW !!!! It's really hard to believe that time flies and my blog had 200,000 hits. And you know what that means.... not just for me but for you as well because we are celebrating! It's been a wonderful time getting to know my blogging friends and hopefully I will get to know more of you (the silent stalkers) as we share our love and passion for stamping. I have learned so much from all of you and the blogs that I stalked daily- THANKs SO MUCH !!!

What better way to CELEBRATE by giving away a BLOG CANDY !!!

I would like to give away not one but two stamp sets:
On Angel's Wings Stamp set
Simple Somethings Stamp set
and other goodies

All you have to do is to share with me:
1. Business Tips ( B)
2. Organizational Tips (O)
3. Product Tips (P)

Please use the letter B,O or P for the topic that you wanted to talk about. You can comment as many times as you want to increase your chances of winning. I will be using the Random Integer to select the LUCKY winner. This is open to US and Canada residents only.
I will pick the winner on Sunday and announce the Lucky Winner on Monday , September 15.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 11, 2008


Ways to Use It #183
Hello and Good Morning to you. This is one of the
few sets that I purchased for Christmas and I thought the dove will be the perfect image for the SCS challenge-using White Signo gel pen. I also used it to do my "fancy" stitching. I am enjoying using my new Big Shot machine to do this wonderful Die Cuts. Let me know If you have any questions about it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: To You and Yours
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DSP Baja Breeze
Ink: Staz-on black, Wjite Signo gel pen
Accessories: dew drops, striped grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Big Shot and Die Cuts, piercing tool, adhesive, dimensionals, CE

Sep 10, 2008

Haiku Inspired

Sketch Card Challenge #193
Hello and Good Morning to you all !!!
I am all but excited to play with the Haiku Designer Series paper from Stampin' UP!. I even used it for my inspiration from today's SC challenge on SCS. I used the brown flower, the flower vine and sentiment rub-ons to complete this card.
The rub-ons are such an easy way to make your card if you do not have time to stamp. The only stamping I did was the Tangerine Tango vine. Pretty cool, huh?

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Haiku DSP
Ink: Tangrine Tango
Accessories: dew drops, striped Grosgrain Tangerine ribbon, Tafetta Chocolate chip ribbon
Tools: Square Scallop punch, window punch, 1/4" circle punch, CE, CB and folder

Sep 9, 2008

Loving your Blog !!!

Look what I got today from Connie (McStampin' Dusk Till Dawn).
If you have not visited her new blog, make sure you check it out.
Thank you Connie for this beautiful award.

Here are the rules for this award:
1) The winner can put the logo on their blog
2) Link the person you received your award from
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Put links of those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message on the blogs of the blogs you’ve nominated.

Here are some of the blogs that I visit and I know there are more blogs that I checked out, I feel like I should just say I love them all !!!
1. Carolina (Carolina's Creative Pad)
2. Erin ( Create Life)
3. Nancy (I Stamp)
4. Mercy (Lord Have Mercy)
5. Patty (Patty's Stamping Spot)
6. Barb (Creative Stampin' Spot)
7. Jean (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws)
8. Lorri (Dream Big)

Love Many Things

Color Challenge #183
Good Morning !!! I wanted to play with this stamp set Dreams Du Jour and at the same time play with the SCS colors today-Riding Hood Red, Green Galore and Going Gray. I framed my main image using the Scallop Square punch . The flower was stamped twice and I pop the second flower with dimensionals. I used the background Bella Toile in Going Gray ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Dreams Du Jour, Bella Toile BG
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Green Galore, Going Gray, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Going Gray, Green Galore, Riding Hood Red,White Signo Gel pen
Accessories: dew drops, Striped Grosgrain Riding Hood ribbon
Tools: Scallop Square punch, Scallop edge punch, piercing tool, CE

Sep 7, 2008


Featured Stamper #83
Good Morning !!! I am trying to post this card that I cased from Denise (CardCrazy) and then we are off to church. I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set that you can purchase for 15% off.
I used this really cute DSP called Urban Garden.
I stamped the flowers first in Baja Breeze ink and did the sponging in Not quite navy ink. The spong Dauber works really great for this kind of sponging.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Wow Flowers
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DSP's Baja Breeze and Urban Legend
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Accessories: HPH, Baja Breeze ribbon
Tools: Circle punches, Scallop edge punch, Dauber

Sep 6, 2008

Party Monkey

Inspiration Challenge #144
Hello and Good morning to you all !!!
Here is where I got my inspiration from today's IC.
I used the reds and worked on the designs using the circles and punches. I just have to used the Sock Monkey stamp set from the new catty. Is he Cute or what ?

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Sock Monkey, Sweet Celebrations, B is for Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip,Riding Hood Red, Bella DSP
Ink: White Craft, Riding Hodd Red, Choclate Chip
Accessories: brads, white grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Scallop Edge punch, Circle punches

Sep 5, 2008

A Cup of Thanks

Limited Supply Challenge #184
Sketch Card Challenge # 192

Hello and Happy Friday !!! For today's challenge, using a coffee image and incorporating the color orange. I also used this week's sketch. The Like it a Latte Stamp set though retired is a stamp that I used. The Curly stamp with the coordinating punch is a cute design for my Big Shot Die Cut. I just got the Bella Toile BG stamp and I used it for my main image and background.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Like it a Latte, Bella Toile BG, Curly Label Punch Bundle
Paper: Only Orange, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, White Craft, Certainly Celery
Accessories: dew drops, satin ribbon, flower brad
Tools: Top Note Bigs Die, Big Shot machine, dimensionals, CE
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