Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gift Card Holder

I needed to make a gift card holder for a recent workshop. This is so simple that any card you have can be made into a gift card holder. I did not find this on the internet but if you came up with it before me - it is a great idea. Also, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Most gift cards are 3 3/8 x 2 1/8. Cut a piece of card stock 4 3/8 x 3. Turn the punch over and put the corner into the punch as far as it will go. There are no guides on the punch for this.Angle the card stock so the slit is centered between the two edges.Punch a slit on two opposite corners.Ta-Da!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This card uses two discontinued stamp sets and the lining paper from the envelope for the invitation. It came out so pretty that I had to post it and I cannot take credit for it. My daughter made it to give to her friend that is getting married today. Here is her ingredients:
Stamp set: Warmest Regards (Discontinued Hostess Set), Wild Rose (Discontinued Definitely Decorative Set)
Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Dusty Durango
Technique: Embossing
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Wedding Card

I love the look of the new Shimmer Paint from Stampin' Up! It is so....shimmery. As I was blog hopping a couple of weeks ago I stumbled on a blog that had information on using the shimmer paint and alcohol in a small spray bottle. Unfortunately, I did not bookmark it so I sponged the paint on with the small sponge dauber. It was difficult to get an even finish but I am pleased with the final outcome anyway. Here's the ingredients:

Stamp set: Season of Joy - decorative swirl, Autumn Days - leaf, Wonderful Words - discontinued..sorry.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Technique: Embossing

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Follow Up

July 15, 2009 - Here is the other sneak peek reveal. The layout is the same but with a different twist and the ingredients are:
Stamp set: Autumn Days
Paper: Very vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Rich Razzleberry, crushed curry
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, SW Markers, I added a touch of gold to the wings.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's a Country Morning

Good Morning! One of my favorite things to do is color and at a recent workshop we colored the new hostess level 1 set, Country Morning. My grandmother was a fan of the rooster. She had knickknacks of roosters, rooster printed curtains, serving platters, the list goes on. I saw so many of them but still had to look at pictures to get an idea how to color. Also, my state bird is the rooster. Layout is SC105.

Stamp Set: Country Morning
Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP, Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Taken With Teal
Ink: Sampin' Write Markers

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Follow Up

July 15, 2009
I promised to reveal the cards from this post. Here's the first one. The feel of Autumn is in the air even though it's still summer. These colors give me a feeling of comfort. It's where the warmth meets the calm. Where summer segues into fall. The layout was a challenge from Split Coast Stampers SC225. The scene is inspired from a card I viewed on Split Coast which used a different stamp set and I cannot find now. The ingredients.
Stamp set: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon
Technique: Sponging, masking

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Window of Thanks

This is for Sketch Challenge Week #24 at Kerin's place. I used the Window Sheets as a background and the retired Heartfelt Thanks set. 'heartfelt' is white embossed. Here's the ingredients:

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Sage Shadow, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Perfect Plum

Friday, July 24, 2009

Flower Season

These two cards were made by my granddaughter. She used Sending Happy Thoughts, a retired Simply Sent Kit, and we took the pictures in the photo box. These two cards are entirely her own design using the elements that came with the kit. She enjoys coloring as much as I do and now she's hooked on stamping. I will let her know your thoughts and comments.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sketch Challenge #22

This is my entry for Kerin's challenge. The Friendship Blooms set is from Sale-A-Bration 2008. The sentiment is from Pocket Silhouettes. I made two cards but left the sentiment off the other. It's a nice space to write your own sentiment. The green paper used at the top of the card and inside was purchased at a craft store. This is also the first picture taken in my photo box. I think that's what it's called. I bought white foam board at the $1 store, cut and taped it together.

Stamp set: Friendship Blooms, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Whisper white, Elegant Eggplant, DSP retired Blueberry Bliss
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Stampin' Write markers

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer and Fall

Here's a sneak peak at a couple of sample cards that I will be showing at a workshop at the end of the month. We will all be working on one layout - sort of like a sketch challenge. The guests can choose from multiple stamp sets, paper, and ink. I'm really excited to see what they come up with.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Walk in the Park

This card is for Sketch Challenge #17. The designer series paper is from the Occasions catalog. Here's the ingredients.

Stamp Set: God's Beauty (Hostess Level 1)
Paper: Walk in the Park DSP, So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss DSP (We're all going to miss this In Color)
Ink: Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Stampin' Write markers

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sketch Challenge-Week 14

I've been following Kerin's blog for awhile and this past week she posted a layout challenge that really caught my eye. Have you ever laid down under a tree looking up at the sky through the leaves. It's a great place to dream a little.

Stamp Set: Branch Out, Dream a Little (Hostess set)
Paper: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Delicate Dots (SAB), Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, River Rock (Retired In Color), Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories: Eyelets

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This card was done for the MoJo85 Challenge however, it never got posted, until now. I'm not sure where the flower paper came from. I think it was purchased at Walmart a long time ago. Everything else is Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Blooming With Love
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery (DSP)
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin' Write Markers

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spring Flowers

This card is for the sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers SC225. WooHoo!! Tax season is over and I'm back.

Stamp Set: Blooming With Love
Paper: DSP from SAB, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers - Blush Blossom, Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sketch Challenge - Mojo76

I decided to use the Thoughts and Prayers set for this challenge since the layout reminds me of the cross. It took a whole week. Only because I had something to do every night after work this week. Here is my interpretation of this weeks Mojo sketch challenge.

Stamp set: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter (leaves, grass), Brilliant Blue (sponging)
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Delicate Dots paper (SAB)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Blooming With Love

A Mother's Day card for you. I used the Mojo74 sketch challenge for the layout.

Stamp Set: Blooming With Love
Paper: So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Glossy White
Accessories: Circle punch, ribbon

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Birthday Card

This is a card I did for a co-worker. The inside has a white embossed balloon with the sentiment '....and many more'. I drew swirls with the versamark pen and used irredescent ice on the front.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (SAB 2008)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Brilliant Blue, More than Mustard, Soft Sky (Retired In-Color), chocolate chip
Techniques: Masking, embossing

Monday, February 9, 2009

My First Post

My first first post. Hopefully, I can come back and change this when I learn what I'm doing. This is a card I did at a recent workshop. All materials are Stampin' Up! unless noted. Thank you so much for stopping by. Any suggestions and/or hints, words of wisdom will be appreciated.

Stamps: Dream a Little (Level 3 Hostess)
Paper: Black, Whisper White
Technique(s): Embossing, water-coloring, masking, sponging, crystal effects (is that a technique?)