Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hi Everyone
This card is using some great K&Company pattern paper. I've also incorporated the Anniversary Bird stamp from Verve. The Thank You sentiment is from Stampin' Up!.
I also used some neutral ribbon and some bling.
I've been trying to work this great pattern paper into my cards. I think this turned out
pretty good. Additionally I used the nestibilities die cuts.
Hope you enjoy,

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hi Everyone

So I've been talking about all the great people I met at the KC Regional and I wanted to share some of the great swaps I got from these wonderful people.

This photo has a lot going on so I'll break it down.
So starting on the top row.
1. The cute 3X3 card was made by Stephanie Agan. Stephanie used the new BigShot die cut for this card. I love the simplicity and the addition of the ink on the sides.
2. The pumpkin card is so so cute. The picture doesn't do it any justice. It's stamped was water colored in with the AquaPainter and ink pad technique. The designer was JoyBKC. Way to go Joy.
3. Ok so I know everyone is dying to know about this cute little spider. My mouth hit the floor when I was this. So so so darn clever. This is the only spider I'll ever like. This is from Julie Case. Julie has used a peppermint pattie for the center. The actual spider is constructed of two scallop circle punches and the photo corner punch and some small circle punches for the eye's and nose. To set it off Julie added some white dot's around the scallop.
4. The next card shows off SU's great DSP. It looks great. Also notice they way the stamper has used the scraps of ribbon and brads. No name of this one.
Front Row
1. Spooky nights Owl - This is a cute little Halloween Purse. The owl is stamped on shimmery white card stock. This cute purse was created by Angie Kennedy Juda.
2. October Boo - Another cute purse from Karen Brown. Karen used SU's DSP to decorate the purse. Also it has a cute square brad. So cute.
3. Flower clothes pin. This is so cute. Put a magnate on it and now you've got a flower garden on your fridge. This was created using the scallop circle punch, the oval punch and the flower punch. It also uses some SU DSP. No name of who created this one.
4. The last card has been embossed in gold and then looks like chalk has been used to color in the image. I love the tiny stripped ribbon. This was created by Sue McQuiston.
I hope you enjoy these few swap samples I received.
Have a great day,

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hi Everyone
It was a great time for all at the KC Regional on Friday. I met some great people.
I was really glad I had one of my great friends Jenny who went with me as a guest.
We had a lot of fun stamping and swapping.
Here are a few examples I came home with from the event.
Hope you enjoy,

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hi Everyone
I've just got back from the Kansas City Regional! WOW what a fabulous time.
I met some incredible talented folks and came away with lots of inspiration.
I can't wait to share some of the swaps along with the Make and Take projects.
This is a picture of the 3-D swap that I took to regional. I thing these ornaments turned out so cute. I used a 4" circle coaster. I also used the second largest and fourth largest nestibilities die cuts. I then used the Scallop circle punch and two circle punches.
For the stamp set I've used SU's Dear Friends. The cardstock was Baja Blue and Pink Pirouette. The DSP is also SU. What to you think? They are a snap to do and I thought they would be great as hostess gifts.
I'll be sharing the Regional Make and Takes projects with you tomorrow.
Hope you enjoy,

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope everyone is having a great day.
I am heading off to Kansas City for the Stampin' Up! regional.
I've been so bad about working on swap idea's. This card is one that
I cased off of SCS and put my own twist on. I thought it would be a good
swap but then I started cutting out all those squares. YUCK.
I think these turned out cute but I thing what I came up with for swaps is
so much cuter. I'll be posting that tomorrow.
These cards are made using Pocket Silhouettes and the Heard it from the Heart SU stamp sets.
I've also used the square scallop punch along with SU cardstock in pretty in pink, riding hood red and chocolate chip.
Hope you enjoy,

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great Wednesday.
I am always trying to find a post-it note to jot stuff down.
This is a template I had of a cute little purse. I added some K&Company patterned paper from the Amy Butler 'Solo" collection. I think this turned out pretty cute. It would be a great little gift for the girls at church.
Hope you enjoy,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hi Everyone
I love this idea of using CD cases as a photo cube.
I cased this idea from over at
Julie has a great video tutorial so check it out if you want to try the project out.
Since you have to make the pages relatively flat I embossed some of the cardstock
to give the cube a bit more texture. I also added a few embellishments on the outside
of the cube.
Here is a few of the details:

  • 4 - CD cases (no slimline cases)

  • 1 piece 8 x 8 cardstock. Score sheet at 7" and 7 1/2" on all four sides

  • 1 piece 6 x 6 cardstock

  • 4 pieces of 5 3/4 x 4 5/8. Score sheet at 5 1/2

  • Thin ribbon

  • 8 pieces of 1/8" eyelets

  • For the 8x8 sheet snip corners to create box base.

  • Add 6 x 6 sheet to bottom of box (this is for stability)

Hope you enjoy,


Monday, September 22, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope everyone had a great weekend and got this Monday started off fresh.
I wanted to keep things a little colorful today as I've got a busy day at work.
My boss sent me flowers last week as a thank you for a project we are working on.
She is so thoughtful! The card I made today represents the flowers she sent me.
I've used the stamp set One of a Kind from Stampin' Up!. I've also used SU cardstock.
The patterned paper is from K&Company, Amy Butler 'Bella' collection. I have really
been enjoying the Amy Butler series from K&Company. The embellishments I found
in the bead section at Hobby Lobby. They are flat on one side, so this makes it easy
to adhere to the card.
Hope you enjoy and have a great day,

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hi Everyone
I found these great stamps by Hero Arts and wanted to share my take on a non-traditional Christmas Card.
After all the stuff I've been making for Halloween I was in the mood to get back to some of my favorite color schemes.
I also have included some background paper from K&Company, Amy Butler 'Solo'. I just love the colors in this paper.
The sentiment is from SU: Heard from the Heart and the cardstock is also from SU.
Hope you enjoy,

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A haunting hello to everyone this Saturday.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far.
I got a chance to visit a new Scrapbook store today and WOW am I in trouble.
Most of the scrapbook and stamp stores have all closed done where I live so it's
nice to find a new one that has a huge selection.
I found these great treat boxes that are from K&Company. It comes in a package of 12 and includes thin black ribbon as a handle. They are so very cute. I'm thinking of copying the pattern and incorporating it into other seasons .
My Frankenstein was cased from SCS. I made one that is out of 4 x 4 coasters and the other is made from 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 chipboard. The cards are all stamped with $1 stamps from Michael's. Got to love those $1 stamps.
Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great Thursday. The weekend is almost here.
I'll be participating in a Stampin' Up! regional in the near future and I'm so
excited. I've been to convention twice but never had the chance to participate
in the 1-day regional. I've been thinking about swaps all week and of course have
not found a design I'm ready to duplicate 100 times.
The card for today was an attempt at a swap. I'm still on the fence about it.
I think I like the layout but I'm still not sure about the color combo.
I used chocolate chip, so saffron, pacific point blue and cream.
I think my color's are fine just the color intensity is off.
Anyway we don't always make great looking cards sometimes and well here
is an example of one of mine.
Hope you enjoy your day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great Wednesday.
I'm participating in a Beth Moore study at church these next few months on Psalms of Ascent.
I have really enjoyed all the Beth Moore studies I've participated in. They seem to bring me insight into things that I've never thought of before. I also like how Beth presents her message. We've got a big group of ladies this time around and from all types of denominations which is even better. If you've never heard of Beth Moore I encourage you to check her out I think you might find her helpful on your journey.
So as part of Beth Moore's, Stepping Up a journey through the Psalms of Ascent, Beth asks us to Memorize Psalm 121. For the group that I meet with I wanted to do something nice at our second visit and to give everyone a little memento to not only remember the time we will spend together but to help us with our Memory verse. For me if I have to have something memorized I have to have it in front of my face. So with that said I decided to use some 4 x 4 coasters to place the verse on. I think these turned out really cute. Easy to have on your desk at work or wherever you might want it.
I used heavy weight 4 x 4 coasters with some Stampin' Up! designer paper (the pink is retired, Green Tea, and Manchester) I've also used some chocolate brown ribbon from Michaels and some SU ribbon, Pink Pirouette and Bashfull Blue
Hope you enjoy,

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hi Everyone
I went old school today and created a pillow box by hand. I haven't bought the Big Shot from Stampin' Up! just yet. I've never bought a die cut machine so I'm a little hesitant to invest so much money into something I'm not sure I'll use. I've been scoping them out and thinking about the different ways I might use them so I'm leaning toward that direction. I like the idea of having a die cut for the pillow box that's for sure. It would make it so much easier to make gifts in a larger quantity.
So I'll keep you posted when and if I buy the Big Shot.
Well I had this create paper I found at the craft store and thought it would make a create pillow box. Nothing special just the patterned paper and the stamp is from a retired Stampin' Up! set.
Hope you enjoy,

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hi Everyone
Just a quick post for today. I went back to Michael's and picked up some more of the Halloween stamps that were just $1. I went with my BF in an effort to just pick up some adhesive and when he saw the bin of $1 stamps he started going thought that bin like there were NASCAR tickets buried in there. LOL With all the stamps I have I said to him...."I have enough stamps." He said something like for $1 I don't care how many of these you buy. :-)
Oh he might be a keeper I tell you! Just seeing him crouched down looking through that bin was enough for me.
The pumpkin card is a regular size A2 card. The haunted house card is a 3 x 3 card. I used my TRIA markers to color the images.
Hope everyone has a great Monday.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great Saturday. We should be getting the rain from Ike today so it will be a wet day but you know what that means.....It's a Stampin Day!!
I saw this cute template created by Jen Del Muro over at
They have some great Projects of the Month and this mini pizza box is one of them.
You can find it under Project of the Month for August 2008.
I ran across this site a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed it.
For my mini pizza box I used the following:
Stamps: SU Say it with Scallops
Ink: Cameo Coral
Paper: Textured Cameo coral, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Cream
Accessories: Taylor Tots, 2 5/16" Scallop circle punch, 2" circle punch, square scallop punch, scallop edge punch
For my envelopes I used some security envelops. I sealed them then cut the end off to accommodate the size of envelop I wanted. I then just used some cardstock to make the closure flap.
Hope you enjoy,

Friday, September 12, 2008

Halloween Treats

Hi Everyone
I've seen this done as a card and some great boxes. I cased it from some folks on Splitcoast Stampers. Check them out
I decide to make this box out of some chipboard I had that was for a mini scrapbook album. It is made out of 5" panels.
I've got a friend that I work with who enjoys decorating for Halloween and I thought she'd enjoy this box. I also included some 4 x 4 cards to go with it.
I thought it turned out so cute.
Hope you enjoy,

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hi Everyone
My wonderful upline in Stampin' Up! sent me this cute little project in the mail today and I wanted to share it with you.
This is a coaster calendar. It uses a 3 x 3 coaster, a piece of DSP, a piece of ribbon, and of course a calendar. I used my Crop-a-dile to make the holes for the ribbon.
Thanks Angie for the oh so cute project.
Hope you enjoy,

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great weekend. The weather has been so nice here. I'm very thankful for that but I also have those having to deal with Ike in my thoughts.
Just a quick card today. Nothing to special about this one. I used some of SU's DSP in Pink and stamped using black the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set from SU. I had some black double stitch ribbon I found at Michaels and of course the Cute & Curly stamp set and curly label punch.
I'm really excited about the curly punch.
Hope you enjoy,

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hi Everyone

I've started to think about Christmas and all the fun projects I've seen out there from cards to boxes and all things 3-D.

I was talking a stroll through the Splitcoast stampers site and ran across this Way Cute 3-D Christmas tree that I thought was so cute. To see the pattern, an additional example, and instructions go

I chose to use some left over DSP from SU's 2008 Spring Summer catty.

I challenge you to give it a try. It was so fun and with all the great designer paper out there just think of what you can come up with.

Hope you enjoy,


Friday, September 5, 2008

Hi Everyone

I was inspired to do this Carousel Note tote that I've been seeing around some of my favorite blogs. I can't wait to give this away. It's so darling.

There are a couple different tutorials that I found online and used to come up with my approach. You can check out version on Youtube or check out s .
Here is my recipe list:
1. Carousel Notes II
2. Stamp set: Eastern Blossom
3. Stamp pads: Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss
4. DSP: Green Tea
5. Card Stock: Whisper White
6. Accessories: Baja Breeze double stitch ribbon
I decided to make my version more of a tote that I could put a gift in like a pair of earrings or a bag of treats.
Step 1: First I scored one side of the carousel notes so that I had 7 scalloped after my score line. ( Do this same step to the second carousel note)
Step 2: Next I used my carousel notes and traced around the scalloped edge onto the DSP. (Notice that I didn't trace the DSP beyond the score line)
Step 3: Cut around the scalloped edge of the DSP you traced
Step 4: Take the envelope from the Carousel Note set and seal it shut.
Step 5: Score the envelope to whatever measurement you desire (If you want to add note cards you will want to score you lines at 1" or less). I wanted my version to be more of a tote so I scored three sides at 1 1/2". Reminder: Only score 3 sides.
Step 6: On the side that you didn't score cut enough of so that it doesn't peak out beyond your carousel note.
Step 7: Fold the envelope to create you box
Step 8: Attach ribbon to make handles
Step 9: Decorate you tote
Step 10: Attached the carousel notes to the box.
Hope you enjoy, I had a lot of fun doing this project.

Hi Everyone
I had a great visit with my UPS man today. Oh how we love our UPS men!
Anyway I have been so excited to get the Say it with Scallops stamp set and square scallop punch from SU. So I got busy and started playing around with it and I think you will love this set. Not only is it a great set, it is also part of the Stampin' Up! Making a Difference partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Two dollars from every Say it with Scallops stamp set is donated to the RMHC. Go check out the SU catalog on my blog!
As most of you know I love making easy peasy cards, the no fuss kind.
The card for today is super quick. I think it turned out cute.
Hope you enjoy,

All Stampin' Up! Products

Stamps: Say it with Scallops

CS: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

DSP: Manchester

Accessories: Chocolate Chip double stitch ribbon, square scallop punch

Ink: Baja Breeze

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hi Everyone
I had a great 4-day weekend over the Holiday. Hope everyone had a great one as well. When I got back I started cruising the SCS site and ran across a great calendar and an even sweeter Stamper. had posted a great Designer Calendar using SU's Designer Paper. It was so cute I wanted to see what I could come up with. I'm so excited about SU's new DSP I'll be making another one using the new stuff. Check out calendar .
I had some of the SU Hostess DSP left over from the previous catalog and I think the calendar turned out great.
I used the JustRite stamper to stamp the letters. Lori provided me with a great Excel doc. for the calendar....***Thanks Lori**** Lori has a great tutorial on her site.
Hope you enjoy,