Jan 31, 2009


Inspiration Challenge #165
Happy Saturday !!!
I have some extra time today for the challenge on SCS before I go shopping. I picked this inspiration
Using the set Dream a Little and Baroque Motifs, I created my main image. I chose More Mustard for the color because I just want a subtle background. I thought the Really Rust might be too dark. I used blender pen for coloring, added CE and sprinkled just a touch of DD on the flowers.


Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Dream a Little, SA Baroque border

Paper: More Mustard, Baja breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, More Mustard

Accessories: dew drops, double stitch Baja Breeze ribbon

Tools: piercing tool, scallop edge puncn. large and wide oval punch

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Jan 30, 2009

Clean and Simple

Limited Supply Challenge #205
Happy Friday to you all !!!
The challenge on SCS calls for a Clean and Simple Card. This is the card that I designed using the
Inspired by Nature set. I just added a few touches like the piercing, the jumbo brad and small piece of ribbon for accents.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: jumbo brad, striped Pacific Point ribbon
Tools: piercing tool, 13/8" circle punch, butterfly punch

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Jan 29, 2009


Ways to Use It #203
Hello !!!
This card turned out to be fairly easy once I got my background done for my image. I used two colors- So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss using Glossy White paper for the WT challenge-using alcohol.

Stamps: Roses in Winter, Live Your Dream
Paper: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Glossy White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke
Accessories: dew drops, tafetta Riding Hood ribbon
Tools: piercing tool, dimensionals, CE

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Jan 28, 2009


Sketch Card Challenge #213
Good morning !!!
I still have a bit of energy left this morning, plus when I saw the sketch on SCS I was motivated to stamp. I did very little stamping. I had more dilenma choosing the colors. I stamped the main image in black ink, then using scrap, I stamped the main image again in Riding Hood Red. The hearts are popped in dimensionals and added the CE after.

Stamps: A Happy Heart
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White DSP's Riding Hood Red and Urban Garden
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: brads, Old olive ribbon
Tools: circle punches, piercing tool, dimensionals, CE

The crystal effects worked really well even on the black image.
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Jan 27, 2009

Get Well

Color Challenge #203
Happy Tuesday!!!
I am so glad to be home today. I thought I was going to be called in for j... duty, but luckily it did not happen. I am sending this card to a friend, so I hope today's CC on SCS will cheer her up. I used the flower for my main image and decided to used the 3/4 circle punch and mount them in dimensionals. I probably got carried away with my polka dots BG but I kept up with my circle theme. Most importatly, I used Mercy's sketch.

Stamps: A Happy Heart
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Glossy White, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point DSPs.
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Accessories: white Tafetta ribbon, adhesive brads
Tools: Circle punches, CB and embossing folder, domensionals, scallop edge punch

Jan 26, 2009

Pleated Riding Hood

Featured Stamper#103
Try a New Technique #205
Happy Monday to you all!!!
I worked the weekend and totally missed the FS yesterday, and when I found out it was Vicky, I did not care if I had to make this card with one eye open, I was going to cased one of her cards. Her gallery is just amazing and there were so many cards in there-WOW!!!
I was able to incorporate today's technique-using pleats. I used the Score-pal and scored 1/2" on paper. Then I just folded it halfway to create this pleated border. I popped the 2 flowers and sponged them, then with a piece of black scrap, I used the double circle punch for the center.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Accessories: tafetta Pink Pirouette ribbon, brads
Tools: double circle punch, corner punch,
CB abd CB embossong folder.

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Jan 21, 2009

Just Because

Sketch Card Challenge #212
Hello !!!
There is a wonderful sketch on SCS if you want to play along. I used the butterfly for my main focal point and it wa sstamped in White Craft. and mounted in dimensionals.
The small butterfly was punched and also mounted in dimensionals.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Pacific Point and DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: dew drops, twill ribbon
Tools: piercing tool, Scallop punch, 1", 1-3/8" circle punch,
butterfly punch

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Jan 20, 2009

Happy 14th

Color Challnge #202
Good morning !!!
I was just checking today's CC and mercy's Sketch and decided to combine both challenges. I used markers for the heart flowers and glued the dew drops in the center of the flowers. I used four punches for the feb 14 sentiment; the horizontal punch so I can thread the ribbon.

Stamps: A Happy Heart
Paper: Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy, Kiwi Kiss, Candy lane DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, White Craft
Accessories: 5/8 grosgrain Bravo Burgundy ribbon, dew drops
Tools: widw oval punch, 1" and 1-1/4" Circle punches,
horizontal punch, window punch, piercing tool

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Jan 19, 2009

Scallop Flower

Scallop Flower Tutorial
Several people are asking about how I did the Scallop Flower in one of my cards. Here is the card I posted before.
I made this card to show you how I did it step by step.
I am also going to use this card for my next class.

Stamps: Sweet Stems, Wow Flowers
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, DSP
Tangerine Tango
Ink: Basic Balck, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: brads,striped grosgrainTangerine tango ribbon
Tools: Scallop edge punch,circle punches, window punch
piercing tool, blender pen

Pic.1 Cut 1-1/5 x 12 strip of DSp paper.
Use the scallop edge punch .

Pic. 2 After all the scallops are done.

Pic.3 I used the Score-Pal for scoring.

Pic 4. After scoring, start folding (fan fold).

Pic. 5 This is what your scallop flower should look like after
the folds are done.

Pic. 6 Attach a sticky strip in one end.

Pic. 7 This is what your flower should look like once you glued
the two ends.

Pic. 8 Use a glue dot to adhere the opening.
You can use other kind of adhesive if you want.

Pic. 9 This is the finished scallop flower. Embellish in the middle.

Pic. 10 Punch a 1" circle and adhere in the back. It will be easy for you to mount the flower.
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Jan 18, 2009

Butterflies are free...

Featured Stamper #102
Hello everyone !!!
Today's FS is none other than Lori Craig (Stamp_Momma) who has such an awesome gallery. I just love her card that has the scored grid lines so this is the one I cased. I also love her scallops so I cased that, too. I used a punch for the butterflies .

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, white gel pen
Accessories: striped grosgrain Kiwi Kiss ribbon
Tools: Square Nesties,butterfly punch, Score-pal, dimensionals, glue dots

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Jan 17, 2009

Regal Baja Flair

Inspiration Challenge #163
Hello everyone !
Having a wonderful weekend, I hope. I am totally inspired by this inspiration piece from the SCS challenge. These colors are so yummy together, you might want to try it.
I used the circle cutter to createa varying sizes of circles, then I stamped my image. Using the CB embossing, I punched the circles and mounted them in dimensionals after adding the brads. I also added stickles for a touch of sparkles.

Stamps: Fall Flair, Best is Yet to Be
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose
Ink: Baja Breeze, regal Rose
Accessories: brads, grosgrain Regal Rose ribbon, stickles
Tools: circle cutter, CB and CB embossing, piercing tool,

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Lovely and Cool !!!

Hello and Good morning !!!
I feel really lucky to received these 2 awards from Chris (mudmaven)
Thanks Chris, You are the sweetest !!!!

Here are the details…
1. Post the award logo(s) on your blog.
2. Add the link to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs and add post their links as well.
4. Let those people know that they received the award.

There are some many cool and lovely blogs out there and some of them I just recently discovered.(drumroll)

1. Christine Creations
2. Stamps and Taxes
3. Ink and Inspirations
4. Bear Hugs and Inky Paws
5. Dream Big
6. I Stamp
7. Creative Stampin' Spot
8. Stamping with Kim
9. Schwooo by Stampinangie
10. It's a Stamp Thing

Love Birds

Happy Saturday to all !!!
It's that time again to share some recent projects that I did in my class with Valentine's Day in

Class Project 1
This is a very simple card that I did for my class.
I stamped the hearts image in the background with Versamark. I used the top note die cut for my main image and stamped the love birds. For the sentiment, I used the small and large oval punch. The border is from CandyLane.
Make sure you check my website for the Love You Much bundle.

Stamps: Love You Much, All Holidays
Paper: Riding Hood Red,Pink Pirouette,Whisper White, DSP Candy Lane
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Accessories: tafetta Pink Pirouette ribbon, eyelets
Tools: Small and Large Oval punch, Big Shot and Top Note die cut

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To Know Love

Class Project # 2

This is pull out card that I designed and again it is fairly easy to make. The white card measures 8-1/2" x 4". Once you do the scallop border, it will be about 3-3/4. But then again, you can cut it anyway you want. The stamp image was designed to look like a postage stamp.

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Whisper White,Real Red, DSP Rasperrry Tart
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Tools: scallop edge punch, square scallop punch

This picture gives you an idea what the card
looks like without the red card pulled out.
The white paper is scored 2-1/2" on one side
and 2" on the other side.

The stamp image was stamped first then, colored with
blender pen and mounted in dimensionals. Using scrap of red paper, punch a square scallop.

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Pink Elephant

Class Project #3
I just love this darling elephant image from the Happy Heart Day set. I stamped the image in Pink Pirouette paper, then I stamped the image in Very Vanilla paper, colored with markers and accented with Rose Red ribbon. These two colros are wonderful together-Rose Red and Cameo Coral along with the matching Raspberry Tart DSP.

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, DSP Raspberry Tart
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Cmeo Coral,Certainly Celery
Accessories: Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, heart brad
Tools: tag and small tag punch,dimensionals

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Top Note Purse

Class Project #4

I have made this Top Note Purse for my class. My friend, Jean gave me the idea when she had this in her class. She used a small paper bag for the inside. I designed a box instead for the inside to put your goodies in it.

I used the wide oval punch for the holder opening, added the round circle punch for tag.

Using the heart to heart punch, I used 3 different colors paper to punch and used them for the front purse design.

Stamps: Love You Much
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Ink: White Craft, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Pink Piroutte tafetta ribbon, eyelet
Tools: Big Shot machine and Top Note die cut,
Hearts punch, 1-1/4" circle punch

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Top Note Purse Direction

Here is an easy way to do the inside box for the Top Note

Pic. 1 Cut white paper 4" x 5-1/2".
Score at 1" long way on each side.
Score 1-1/2 short way on each side.
(I used a marker to show you clearly where to score with your Score -Pal)

Pic. 2 Cut the side as shown in the pic.

Pic. 3 here is your finished box. Use sticky strip to adhere.

Jan 14, 2009

Sweet Friend

Sketch Card Challenge #211
Hello everyone !
Today's sketch is pretty cool so I decided to play along.
I used this set that has a cute flowers. I stamped the main image with Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango. The third color is stamped off. The circle tags are from Sweet Celebration set and the word friend is from Fundamental Phrases.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds, Fundamental Phrases,Sweet Celebration
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Tangerinr Tango, Very Vanilla, DSP Riding Hood Red
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: dew drops, tafetta Riding Hood Red
Tools: Circle Punches, Scallop edge punch

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Jan 13, 2009

Scallop Flower

Color Challenge #201
Hello and Good morning !
It was really a very busy weekend for me, so I did not get the chance to play. I decided to play today on SCS in the color challenge-Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Kraft. I even created this scallop flower using the scallop edge punch.

Stamps: Sweet Serendipity,Stem Sayings
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kraft
Ink: White Craft, Not Quite Navy, white gel pen
Accessories: brads, double stitch Baja Breeze ribbon
Tools: scallop edge punch, circle punches, piercing tool

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Jan 10, 2009

Live, Love, Laugh

For Vonnie...

A very good friend and co-worker retired after
working as a nurse for 35 plus years. Today is her
Retirement Party and I made this altered journal for her along with the bookmark. I picked these colors because she's "old" but the pink should make her feel young. I probably will get in trouble for calling her old but she would not like me if I put the other name I call her. I will miss her...a lot !!!
Anyway, the letters are from Cricut machine and I used the Baroque Motifs stamp set.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Basic Gray,Basic Black, DSp, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: ribbons, brads
Tools: Cricut, HPH, charm, dimensionals, Glue

Using the HPH, I made a bookmark. The letter V is from the Cricut machine, too.

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