Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Using Decor Stencils......

for scrapbooking pages! What a great idea! Normally, these stencils are used for wall or furniture decor but I thought it would be cool to use as a background for a scrapbooking page. So, for the second scrapbook page for my monthly scrapbooking class, I created this vintage looking page to honor my mother. I layed the stencil over the Kraft 12 x 12 cardstock and gently sponged the Pink Passion first. Then I moved the stencil slightly down, while still exposing some parts of the already sponged Pink Passion part and gently sponged over with the Old Olive. I did the same procedure for the opposite corner. For the other two corners I just doubled stamped the images with Pink Passion and Old Olive, stamped the flower on Very Vanilla and cut out. I intend to go back and journal something about my mom. So................what do you think?

Products used:
Kraft Cardstock 12 x 12 #107070
Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 #101650
Pink Passion Ink #101212
Old Olive Ink #102277
Chocolate Chip Ink #100908
Decor Stencils #118139 (Mini)
Well Scripted Stamp Set #117072 (Mini)
Vintage Vogue Stamp Set #117690 (Mini)
Wide Oval #112082

If you would like to purchase the supplies listed above, please click here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I love...........

Been awhile since I used Stampin' UP's Simply Scrappin Kits for my scrapbook class...........and I missed them so! This particular page, I am using the Love Sparkles. I forgot how easy it is to create a page with just the items provided in the kit. The only other thing I used was the Schoolbook Serif stamp set and Chocolate Chip ink. And look how fabulous it looks! Of course, this page is dedicated to the ones you love. Can't wait for the girls to see it Friday night!

Love Sparkles - Simply Scrappin Kit #113918
Chocolate Chip Ink #100908
Chocolate Chip 12 x 12 cardstock #107102
Rose Red 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #102544
Crimper #101618
1 1/4" circle punch #104403
Schoolbook Serif Stamp Set #113510

If you would like to order the products used on this page, please click here.

Thanks and happy stamping!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CPS 154 Part 2

I just love the Card Positioning Systems swketch challenge. This is my second time creating a card for the sketch and the challenge makes me use brain cells I have not used in awhile. Hooray for neurons! Can you tell I just completed my Anatomy/Physiology class?

So, this is my card for the challenge. Do you like it? I do. I used my favorite DSP called Sweet Pea from Stampin Up's Occasion Mini Catalog. I need to purchase another as the Mini is about to be history come April 30,. YIKES! Then what will I use? I am sure Stampin UP will have some adorable new DSP paper in its Summer Mini but I want to make sure I have plenty of Sweet Pea. Look at all the cute paper within Sweet Pea. Now you know how it got it's name.

To make this card, all you need is the following:

Chocolate Chip
Pumpkin Pie
Whisper White

Sweet Pea (Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamp Set:
Three Little Words

Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons
Word Window Punch
Small Oal Punch
Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon

To purchase supplies, please click here!
Let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Hello - The Happy Card

Wow - what a crazy weekend. I had my sister, her hubby, 13 year old daughter, and two little sons up for the weekend. Love having her come for a visit as she does not come that often. She is afraid of driving over the pass to get here. It can be a little scary but if your drive it all the time it is not so bad. Had a fun filled weekend just no time for stamping..........

Here is a very cute card I did for my stamp club this month. I have had this DSP paper forever and have not used it until now. It was a huge hit with the girls. I love it. These little flowers just make me happy. Having a bad day then I look at these little cuties and I am happy. Not that I have bad days all the time. I don't. This card is perfect for a workshop as some of your workshoppers may be new to stamping. I cut out the little butterfly and used a dimentional to pop it out.

Hope to do some challenges this week since I do not have a club to prepare for this week........

Anyhoo, here are the Stampin Up supplies for this adorable happy card:
Chocolate Chip #102128
Whisper White #100730
Melon Mambo #115320
Melon Mambo #115656
Brilliant Blue #100691
Tall Tales DSP #115678
Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon (retired), but you can use Old Olive in place of......
Scalloped Edge Punch #112091
To purchase these supplies, just click here!
Well, have a wonderful day and I hope you find time to stamp today!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Man Card

I call this card The Man Card. I had a hard time making this card. For one, I need to build up my supplies....need more of everything! So, figuring out the color scheme was interesting. But the end product turned out great. Does it look like a card for a man? I think so.........I love the Circle Circus stamp set. So versatile. Love that word too......versatile. I tend to make numerous pretty, fluffy cards perfect for women and sometimes forget about our good men out there. Need to show them how much we love and appreciate them. I am married to a wonderful man. Not just saying that. He is an amazing dad. Sometimes I think he does more than me when it comes to our 4 year old. Anywhoo, this card is for the men out there. Decided not to go with ribbon as that is not very masculine. cased the idea of the crimped cardstock instead from someone......who was that........anyhoo, thank you for the idea. Looks good on the man card.

Supplies for The Man Card:

Chocolate Chip #102128
Whisper White #100730
Old Olive #100702
Soft Suede #115318

Stamp Sets:
Circle Circus #115778
Well Scripted #117072 (Mini)

Chocolate Chip #100908
Old Olive #102277

1/2" Circle Punch #104390
Crimper #101618
Scallop Punch #109043
1 3/8" Punch #104401
1" Circle Punch #109046
Earth Element Brads - Old Olive #106955

See..............I need to restock my supplies. I feel like I am using the same colors all the I?

If interested in purchasing supplies to make this card, click here.

Thanks for shopping!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Life Happens - Contest!

Life Happens. Yes, it does. Just wish it would slow down a bit. Know what I mean? Anyhoo. This card was totally inspired by not one, but two WOW projects we were shown at Regional. I changed it up a bit by using Kraft paper, different ink colors and adding the Medallion in the background. I really like this card. Not my usual style and that is why is appeals to me this week...............I need some simplicity right now. Beautiful, yet simple. I am aiming for the vintage look here. Thinking a scrapbook page would look good with this on it too. This card is one of the three projects for my monthly stamp club. Lucky girls.

Interested in earning the Vintage Vogue stamp set for FREE including step by step directions on how to make 5 projects???? Then book a workshop in the month of February and it is all yours! First to book a workshop with me, wins the stamp set.................. how cool is that?

Supplies for this card are:

* Very Vanilla 101650
* Kraft 102125 (my favorite!)
* Barely Banana 102701

* Crushed Curry 115659
* Dusty Durango 115654
* Always Artichoke 105219
* Soft Suede 115657

Stamp Set
* Vintage Vogue 117690 (Mini Catalog)
* Medallion 115223

* Gold Brad 104337

To do the Medallion background, I lightly sponged Dusty Durange and Crushed Curry on to the stamp. Then pressed it directly to the Kraft cardstock.

To purchase these supplies, please go here

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Card*a*Licious Challenge #33

This one was so much fun to this little boy scrapbooking kit on sale at Target. Could not resist as I teach a scrapbooking class every month. Most of the girls in the class have little boys, so this was perfect! This card is my first attempt at one of my favorite new challenge blogs called Card*a*Licious. It is very different than most challenges and I like that. The designers are extremely talented and their cards are so cute! You can tell they are scrapbookers just by their designs. The website is So, this cute Birthday Boy card is my entry for the challenge which was make a card using 3 different kinds of designer paper and one tag on your project. And that is what is so cool too - it does not have to be a card.

Birthday Boy card was made with the following items:
Stampin Up Products:
- Kraft Card Stock 102125
- Old Olive Card Stock 100702
- Very Vanilla Card Stock 101650
- So Saffron Card Stock 105118
- Happy Moments Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration)

- Making Memories BIG KIDS Scrapbook Project Pad

If you would like to order the Stampin Up products for this card, please click on this link:

Happy card making!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stampin Up Regional SWAP

This weekend is the Stampin Up Regional Meeting in Fort Collins - Yepee!! I am so excited if you can't tell. Heading down for the day on Friday to mingle and talk Stampin Up with fellow demonstrators. My friend Susan Kauber (my upline) has been asked to present a workshop WOW and I can't wait to see what she has come up with. She taught me everything I know.

To get prepared, I have created my SWAP with the other demonstrators. Who doesn't look forward to a good SWAP to get ideas?? I did 3 versions of my card. Following is the supply list if you would like to make this card yourself. So easy...................

100459 Pretty in Pink cardstock $5.50
117161 Sweet Pea DSP $24.95
100730 Whistper White cardstock $7.50
112091 Scalloped Edge Punch $15.95
107305 Large Oval Punch $15.95
117072 Well Scripted Stamp Set $19.95 (wood) $14.95 (Clear)

114339 Corduroy Buttons $9.95
116313 Designer Buttons, Playground $7.95

116231 Ribbon Originals, Elementary Old Olive $9.95
115610 Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon $9.95
114319 Organza Ribbon Whisper White $5.95

To order, please click here:

Thanks for peeking!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Donate now and receive a set of 5 cards w/ envelopes!

In honor of my wonderful and courageous mom, I am walking over 26 miles in two days in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in June. YIKES!!!! Honestly, it was my sister's idea that we should pay it forward as my mom was diagnosed in 1983 and is a true survivor (she was only given 3 months to live). Most everyone I know, knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer and this walk is in honor of not only my mom, but so many women (and men!) who have conquered or lost this battle.

I am accepting donations from anyone, for any amount. I need to raise at least $1800 to even qualify to walk. To show my appreciation and thanks to those that donate, I will send you a set of these adorable Birthday cards that I personally made. Everyone who donates will receive a set of 5 cards with envelopes. How is that for appreciation!? Please click on the link below to donate. Your support for this cause is gratefully appreciated! Thank you so much, Trace.

CAS52 Challenge

This is my card for the Clean and Simple Challenge #52 on Splitcoast Stampers. I really like how this card turned out. I am really trying to create my own projects from scratch instead of casing my favorites. This is a fun challenge for me as I tend to make cards that are complicated. This makes me think outside of my comfort zone.

All supplies used on this card are Stampin Up products! Yea!
- Card stock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue
- DSP: Pawsitively Prints (Holiday Mini)
- Stamp: Fun and Fast Notes, Little Angel (Occasions Mini)
- Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie Stripe
- Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie
- Accessories: Blender pens, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


Simply Adorned Party!

Mark your calendars ladies! I am hosting a Simply Adorned party on February 21, from 2-4pm. We will be making (10) unique charm inserts for a 1"x1" Simply Adorned charm from Stampin Up. Charms will be preordered at time of RSVP. If interested in ordering a chain as well, please let me know.

Our Simply Adorned line beautifully combines the best of two worlds: stamping and jewelry! We designed our Simply Adorned charms to hold a creation you design yourself, making your jewelry truly unique.

Simply Adorned charms are lockets--they open up so you can insert your custom stamped image. The Charming stamp set, along with Rub-Ons, glitter, ribbons, and other embellishments, can help you create your unique charm insert. And don't forget that you can embellish the chains with ribbon, felt flowers . . . the possibilities are endless! The frame surrounds tempered beveled glass on the front and flat glass on the back. Because there's glass on both sides of the charm, you can display an image on one side or both. You can create a custom heirloom piece that you'll never want to change, or you can swap artwork in and out, depending on your mood and your wardrobe.
And although we designed Simply Adorned charms to be jewelry, they also make delightful key chains or Christmas tree ornaments. Insert a stamped image or photo of your loved ones, tie a ribbon through the clasp, and you're done!

You will love the look of Simply Adorned and appreciate how easy it is to create custom jewelry. When you wear your own Simply Adorned necklace with artwork you created yourself, be prepared for questions about where you got it!

Our Simply Adorned class includes nickel-plated charms in one size and anodized stainless steel chains in two lengths:
Simply Adorned 1" x 1" charm
Simply Adorned 24" chain
Simply Adorned 34" chain

Please RSVP by Feb. 12 if you wish to attend the party. If you are unable to attend or live in other parts of the country, you can order the charm and (10) inserts, which I will personally create for you and mail out to you. Cost would be the same but would include shipping.

Great gifts for moms, daughters, nieces, friends, and sisters!

Of note: Thanks to Kristin Moore for the project photos.