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February 2009

Divas' Sketch #19

Good morning!!  It's another Saturday, and another Sketch from the Divas!!!  This one was alot of fun to work with!!!  You can see the original sketch here.


I used the Just Buzzin' By Stamp Set--I just love these bees!!  The set also has a really cute beehive, but I haven't used it at all!!!  Maybe I'll do that this weekend!!

Colors used:  Summer Sun, Basic Black & Whisper White

Misc:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches.

I also used the new Texturz plate on the Summer Sun cardstock, but I haven't figured out how to get it to show up in pictures!!!  I'll keep working on that!!

Wish me luck--I'm off to the Albuquerque Regionals--and I'm presenting a workshop wow!!!  Yikes!!  I'm so nervous!! :-)

I'll be back tomorrow to share what I showed!!

3 Clovers Challenge #2

Hi!!!  I had several things to catch up on today, including finalizing the cards for the March Stamp-a-stack next weekend!!  You're going to love these cards!!  There are only a few spots left, so register today!!

I also wanted to do a challenge or two!!  This card is for the second challenge over at 3 Clovers Designs.


This was a B+B+B challenge--you had to use blue, brown and buttons!!!  I managed all three--woohoo!!!

Eastern Blooms & All Holidays Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Urban Garden DSP

Ink:  Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip

Misc:  Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Button Latte & small and large oval punches

Let's see what you can come up with!! 

Botanical Blooms!!

Tkfitesab1  Hi!!!  Here's one of the sets from the Sale-a-bration catalog!!!  (earn it FREE--ask me how!!)  Well, actually, it's two of them!!  The Congratulations is from the Congrats set,a nd the flowers are from the Botanical Blooms stamp set.  I love this card!!  I am not much of a watercolorer, but I think this one turned out okay!!  I used the aquapainter and the ink refills to color the images.

Other supplies used:

Cardstock:  So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Delicate Dots DSP.

Ink:  Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and So Saffron

Misc:  Certainly Celery Ribbon from the Sale-a-bration Ribbon Bundle!

Place your order today and get a Sale-a-bration gift FREE!!!

Nachos' Swap!!

Good morning!!!  My downline group, the "Nacho Average Stampers", had a shoebox swap on Monday evening!!  It was a BLAST!!!  We always have loads of fun, just stamping and chit-chatting!!  These girls are wonderful friends, and I'm so thankful to have them in my life!!!

Anyway, here are the cards we made:


By Gloria--isn't it pretty!!  She used the Vanilla textured cardstock!!


This is by Judy--how cute!!  And what a great idea for those that don't have a St. Patty's Day stamp set!!


By Leilani--love this!!  We stamped directly on the ribbon!!!  And, I love the blue--punched both sides!!!


This is Rose's card--she's our Technique Junkie!  We embossed the flower, then turned it over and used a stylus tool to emphasize the details.  Then colored with markers!!  Gorgeous!!


And, this is my card!!  I used the marbling technique for the background, then just stamped in black!!  Very easy!!!

I hope you enjoyed these cards!!  If you're interested in joining our group, please let me know!!!  Or you can sign up online--just go to my Stampin' Up! website and click on the "Join Now" button in the top righthand corner.  Use the password "Nachos"!!!  I'd love to have you!  And, if you can't make the meetings, we can always include you by mail!!!! 

Divas Coffee Break Design Challenge #116

Good morning!!  I am so excited--I've joined the Divas' Coffee Break Design Team as a Junior Diva, and this is my first challenge!!!  It was a color challenge--Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray and Whisper White!!  I had so much fun with this one--you know how I like bright colors!!! 


I used the Simply Said Stamp Set and the Rainbow Sherbet Designer Paper!  The solid flowers are stamped in Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise, and the outlines of the flowers are done with Basic Gray! 

Supplies used:

Simply Said Stamp Set

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Rainbow Sherbet Designer Paper

Misc:  Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (love this ribbon!!) and Vintage Brads!  I also used the paper piercer and the plastic template to make sure my brads were evenly spaced!  Oh, and I used the Scallop Edge punch for the vertical white pieces!!!

Be sure and check out the Divas' website for more details on challenge--then play along!!  I'd love to see what you come up with using these colors!!!

Sahara Sand

Stampastack 009  Good morning!!!  Here is a fun card I made for my stamp club's swap in February.  I used the Polka Dot Punches and the Delicate Dots Designer Paper--both of which you can get FREE with a $50 order!!! 

The colors are white and Sahara Sand, with Silver brads in the middle!!

If you'd like to get these items FREE, contact me today!!!

Latenight Stampers Challenge #8

Our challenge this week was to ParTay!!!  Any project having to do with a party!!!  So, I made a game night invite!


Game Night Stamp Set
Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White and Vellum Cardstock
Classic Inks:  Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Yoyo Yellow & Glorious Green
I printed my invitation on the vellum cardstock!!
Have a great day!!!

Stamp Camp Projects

We had so much fun at stamp camp on Saturday!!  I wish you could have all joined me!!!  Here are the three projects we did:


You've seen this one before.  It's box made with the Box #2 Die and Big Shot.  I wrapped the wide Pink Pirouette ribbon around it, then added the Felt Flowers and clear Rhinestone Brad.  for the sentiment, I stamped in Basic Brown ink, then punched with the small oval punch.  I layered it onto an oval punched out of textured Chocolate Chip cardstock with the large oval punch.


This is a simple card made with the Movers and Shakers Curly Die and Big Shot.  I used the Parisian Breeze Designer Paper--love the chocolate and baja breeze together!!  The ribbon is the white organza ribbon, dyed with baja breeze ink--isn't it pretty?!!


The third project was a hexagon jar wrapped with the Jackpot Designer Paper.  I covered the outside with flowers punched with the 3-flower punch, and attached using mini glue dots.

All this for only $10!!!  The next one is set for May 9 at 10am--click here to register!! 

3 Clover Challenge #1

Hi!!  I just found a new weekly challenge--over at Three Clovers Designs!  The first challenge was a sketch challenge!  Here's my card:


I used the Polka Dot Punches from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Other supplies:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Sweet Always Designer Paper

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Misc:  1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, 5 petal punch & Flower Assortment Brads

Spend just $50 (before ship/tax), and get a stamp set free!!  Details here.

Self Promotion!!! :-)

Good morning!!  I wanted to let you all know that I have started a "MeetUp" group here in Albuquerque!!  I would love to have you all join me!!  Click here to see what it's all about!!!  This is for anyone in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho (or surrounding areas).  It's a fun way to meet other paper crafters!!!

Also, if you havent' signed up already, please sign up for my newsletter--look in the upper left hand corner.  Just type your email in, and follow the directions!!!  I send out between 3-4 emails a month.  My samples newsletter is wonderful--lots and lots of ideas each month!!!

Have a great day!!  Commercial is over, back to creating...................