Friday, July 31, 2009


This is the birthday card I sent my nephew. I can't take credit for the design - I cased it from my upline Janet Wakeland. The colors are basic gray, whisper white and bermuda bay card stock. The ribbon is dotted bermuda bay and I used a star brad from the silver hodge podge kit. I colored the balloon with the new in color markers. The nuts and bolts are stamped in basic gray.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


This is such an adorable card sample from SU! I wanted to show it so that I can encourage you to buy this year's Ronald McDonald Stamp set inside the back cover of the new SU! idea book. A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go to this worthwhile cause. The stamp set is super cute and I have just ordered mine so I'll be making up some samples soon.
Very Thankful card
Stamps: Very Thankful STAMP SET

Paper: Card Stock More Mustard 8 1/2X11
Watercolor Paper 3.75 Inches X 5 Inches
Designer Series Paper Patterns Old Olive

Stampin Write Marker Old Olive
Stampin Write Marker Basic Black
Stazon Pad Jet Black
Classic Stampin Pad More Mustard
Stampin Write Markers In Color Assortment
Aqua Painters
Cutter Kit
Punch Scallop Edge

Instructions for theVery Thankful card
1. Adhere Old Olive Patterns Designer Series paper (4-1/4" x 1-1/4") to Soft Suede card.
2. Distress bottom edge of Dusty Durango card stock (4-1/4" x 2-1/2"), and adhere to card.
3. Stamp image in Jet Black StazOn ink on watercolor paper (2-1/8" x 1-1/2"). Outline image with Old Olive, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Basic Black Stampin’ Write markers and watercolor using Aqua Painter.
4. Scallop right edge of More Mustard card stock (2-3/4" x 1-1/2") using Scallop Edge punch, and distress left edge. Adhere watercolor paper to More Mustard card stock, and adhere to card. 5. Tie More Mustard/Very Vanilla ribbon around front of card.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This is one of my favorite stamp sets called upsy daisy. There are so many adorable samples on the web. I stamped the daisies and the sentiment in basic black on shimmery white card stock. Next I brayered cameo coral and summer sun ink over the image. It is mounted to basic black card stock and then to summer sun. Quick and simple and gorgeous.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I am so in love with this new designer series paper by SU! called thoroughly modern. I made this card using the dsp and also bermuda bay and soft suede card stock. I ran the card stock through my Big Shot using SU! embossing folder Finial Press. I got a great impression and to highlight it a little bit more I swept whisper white craft ink across the top. The ribbon is soft suede dotted grosgrain. It is our brand new ribbon and it is just gorgeous. The sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes stamped in bermuda bay ink on white card stock punched with a 1and 3/8 inch circle punch. That is then mounted onto a soft suede card stock scallop punch and then mounted to the card using dimensionals. Even the dsp has gone through the Big Shot with Finial Press.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Another Fabulous Deal of the Week from SU! Do you have this punch? If you don't let me know so that I can order for you. Or if you prefer...go to my website and order directly from there. click order now button at right.


Here is a card I made incredibly quickly. It uses the SU! stamp set Surf''s Up! The card base is tempting turquoise. I stamped the waves in the same ink and then with an exacto knife I cut out the wave so that the 2 surf boards could fit inside. I stamped the first board in tempting turquoise and then I didn't re ink for the second one, so that I got a lighter effect. The ribbons are all 1/4 inch grosgrain from SU!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


On August 13th there will be a SU! shoebox class at my house. Each person who comes will bring the supplies for 10 people to make their card. I can't wait. This is the first time our group is doing this. Although this card below is not the card I'm doing, I wanted to show you a sample of what you can do. I used the tea party papers and matching stamp set. I also embossed the card stock. I'll be sending everyone who is participating the details for their card, but essentially the card is 2 layers and 2 embellishments.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


There is a BRAND NEW DECOR ELEMENTS brochure out! I will be sending them to my customers with their orders over the next month. You have to check this out. Here is a link that you can use. The brochure is awesome. SU! has lots of new Decor Elements and they are in brand new SU! colors.

I bought this one in navy blue and put it in my son's room on his wall. I used the larger element, but here is the smaller one on a toy bin. It is so cute. I have put lots of decor elements in my home. I'll take some photos this weekend and try to get them posted.

Friday, July 24, 2009


I copied this right out of the catalog but I modified it a bit. If you go to page 88 in the NEW SU! idea book you will see almost the same card. The catalog uses Bugs and Kisses - a great SU! set. I chose to use Animal Stories instead. The card stock base is chocolate chip. The designer paper is Tall Tales. I stamped the elephant in brilliant blue and the circle in rose red. I ran the circle through the Big Shot to emboss it with the texturz plate dots. The brilliant blue card stock square is punched with the SU! punch spiral. The ribbon is old olive 5/8 inch grosgrain. The sentiment is from On a Pedestal Stamp Set.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Here is another great Linda creation - RECIPE BOXES. This past Tuesday Linda and I lead our group with a recipe box project. We decorated boxes we got at Michael's with brand new Autumn Traditions dsp, apricot appeal, whisper white, dusty durango and bermuda bay card stock. The chef is from Voila stamp set. We paper pieced his coat with dusty durango textured card stock. The ribbon is soft suede dotted grosgrain and we used a large grommet in white. Crystal effects were used to highlight the buttons on his coat. The rest of the chef was watercolored.

The top of the box uses our new chocolate chip striped grosgrain. This is gorgeous ribbon. Linda also bought the black striped which I'm thinking will be great for Halloween projects. Linda says it is gorgeous. The letters were cut from the Big Shot alphabet Broadway.

This is the inside of the box. The divider cards were either always artichoke or ruby red. We stamped the different dividers using the stamp set From the Kitchen of. You'll have to purchase the set if you want to make more cards. The recipe card itself is stamped in basic brown classic ink and attached to soft suede card stock and then placed on a larger 6 by 4 card in more mustard. The ink for the different categories was either ruby red or always artichoke. I used the 3/4 inch, 1 and 1/4 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punches.

The chef is attached to a clothespin that opens to hold a recipe card.

Here is another view of the card held by the chef.

This was such a fun project. We had 17 total for the class. Thanks again Linda for a great project.


These are the divider cards for the inside of the box.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


We were all invited over to Sue's home for the RECIPE BOX class. I'll post the box tomorrow when I can get my good digital camera out and photograph it. However, I couldn't help posting this photo of all of us at the end of class. We had to take a few so we could get everyone in the photo. This is our wonderful Stamping Group! Sue just bought this great Marilyn Monroe statue and we all posed with her. In this top photo, Marilyn is holding the great recipe box. I'm in the front with the brown shirt. I've lost 15 lbs in the last few months, so I'm not as shy to take my photo. Sue is on the opposite side of Marilyn with the vanilla top and the blue jeans. Next to me in the cameo coral shirt is Diana Hnat. Behind her from left to right is Cathy Stritch, Carol Hartline, Sandi Haertig, Pat Nuckels (right behind Marilyn), Linda Kincaid who designed the box, Hsiao-hui Lin, Peggy Kincaid and her daughter Kim.

This next photo includes Eileen May in the turquoise and Katie Ford next to her. Marilyn is holding our recipe box.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Well if this isn't the BEST deal so far. I love SU! hodge podge. This is a steal at this price. 30% off. You can't beat this.

This makes a great gift and at this price, stock up for Christmas now!

Save your tins when you are done for some great 3D projects!

Item # Description Special Price
112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware $18.99


This is a belated birthday card for one of my coworkers - Olachi. She is really a sweet girl and I know she loves pink. I used crushed curry for the card base and then layered it with that awesome razzleberry lemonade doublesided designer paper. The cupcake stand is stamped in basic brown permanent ink which is great if you want to watercolor or color with marker. I colored the cupcakes with markers. I added crystal effects and also SU! chunky glitter. The cupcakes look so good that I could eat them. The happy birthday is from teeny tiny wishes set. It has every wish you could possibly imagine. That was also stamped in basic brown. By the way - I used SU! watercolor paper to stamp the image on. You get a really bold look and nothing smears since the paper absorbs the ink. These are great because they are already precut. I just cut this one in half, because I needed a smaller piece.
Here is my envelope. I always stamp an envelope. Happy Birthday Olachi, even if it is a little late!

Monday, July 20, 2009


I love these cards. My downline Katie Ford demonstrated these at summer stamp camp last Saturday. These are flower pot cards. She used new IN COLORS and the Big Shot for the leaves and the daisies. She also used IN COLOR ink pads and crushed curry dotted grosgrain for the ribbon.

These cards slide out of the pot and are neatly stamped. I loved the daisy on the envelope. Also...if you look carefully you can see that Katie stamped the background stamp sanded on the flower pot. Oh, and of course we used lots of fine colored glitter by SU!
Love this creation.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


These are some cards made by my stamp campers. They are really a talented group.

This first card was made by Linda Kincaid a SU! demonstrator and a very good friend of mine. She used some new in colors and the stamp set circle circus which I love. This was a birthday card for Hsiao-hui.
This card was made by Hsiao-hui for Linda. Linda just bought a new home and this card is fabulous. She used some retired sets and All in the Family and Lovely as a Tree. These are also new in colors.

This is a card made by Diana Hnat. She used the stamp set branch out and a retired set. I love the ribbon in the window that looks like a curtain.
Great cards ladies!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Sunday is Amanda's Birthday. I wanted to make a card for her. This first card uses new IN COLORS rich razzleberry, melon mambo and crushed curry card stock. I also used the new dotted ribbon in crushed curry and a rhinestone brad that matches. The background of the card is stamped with the stamp tres chic and is done in rich razzleberry classic ink. The happy birthday sentiment in the circle is from teeny tiny wishes. The dsp is razzleberry lemonade. The envelope is stamped with her name from the new Jumble alphabet and a variety of other under 10 stamps! I highlighted her name with crystal effects and sprinkled the card and envelope with dazzling diamonds because Amanda loves glitter.
This second card is done using the chef from Voila. I made this card for the staff in the NICU to sign for her and we had a surprise party at work for her yesterday. The card base is crushed curry, layered with old olive and bermuda bay. The chef is stamped on whisper white and watercolored and then glittered. The same sentiment is used from teeny tiny wishes. The ribbons are bermuda bay and dusty durango dotted grosgrain.
All supplies for both cards from SU!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Carol H. had surgery this past Monday. I heard that she is doing just fine. I made her this diorama card. The card base is made from 3 layers of whisper white card stock. See
my post below for the sizes used and where I creased the layers. I stamped the stamp set For All You Do in cameo coral and tempting turquoise. The 3D daises are from a Big Shot die SU! sells. I used the embossing folder called Finial Press which is exclusive to SU! I don't know if you can tell but there is dazzling diamonds sprinkled on the 3D daisy.

Here is my envelope. I embossed her name with crystal effects. The butterfly is stamped in cameo coral - stamped off a few times. The flower is done in tempting turquoise in the same fashion.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


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For All You Do stamp set (see all my samples using this set on my blog; just go over to the right hand side and click on for all you do - there are at least 6 posts)
In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
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Business forms and tools
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Five stamp sets
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Stampin' Pastels
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Five Classic Stampin' Pads
VersaMark Pad
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
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Business forms and tools

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