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February 2013

Come Sale-a-brate with me!

I'm having a Sale-a-bration Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday at 2pm!!  There are two spots left--I would love you to come!!  Click HERE for all the details!  This is one of the cards we'll be making:


Supplies used:


  • Pretty Petites (129639) FREE with $50 order!
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Pool Party Cardstock (122924)
  • Summer Starfruit Cardstock (126839)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (127540)  FREE with $50 order!
  • Petite Curly Label Punch (129405) FREE with $50 order!
  • 1/2" Circle Punch (119869)
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)



Dynamic Duos #41

Good morning!  I have been working really hard this week to prepare for classes and workshops this weekend!  Sometimes it's really hard to come up with new ideas, so I often turn to challenges to help me out!  This card uses this color challenge from the Dynamic Duos:

The idea for the cut out and layering came from our company newsletter, the Stampin' Success.


The card base and front layer are both Pool Party, and the designer paper is from the Fan Fair collection.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Perfect Punches stamp set, and then punched with the XL Oval punch.  The banner is Island Indigo--the ends are cut using the 1" square punch! 


Nacho Average Challenge #35

Good morning, and welcome to another fun sketch challenge from the Nacho Average Challenges!!


Pretty simple sketch, and I also kept my card very simple:


The card base is Crumb Cake, and the banner is the Primrose Petals Core'dinations paper.  I embossed it with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, then ran my sanding block lightly over the raised areas!  Super Simple!  The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set, and is stamped in Primrose Petals ink.

Have a GREAT day!!!


Divas Sketch Challenge #229

Good morning!  Today's card comes with a warning--this is perhaps the ugliest card I've ever made!! LOL!!  I tried re-doing it, but it didn't get any better than this:


Here's the sketch we worked with--and yes, it's my design!!  So, you'd think I could come up with something!  Oh well, what can I say!


Here are the supplies I used:

Stamp Sets:  Betsy's Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  So Saffron, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Rose Red, So Saffron & Whisper White cardstock

Misc:  Modern Label and Word Window punches;  Paper Snips

Head on over to the Utah Divas Blog--I'm sure the design team did better than me!! :-)

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

I can't believe it's Friday already!!  At this time, I'm in South Bend at the Notre Dame College of Engineering Open House for Early Admitted Students!  So exciting!  I'm such a proud momma!!!

So, hopefully, you're actually reading this, which means I scheduled it okay! LOL!!!  Here's the sketch for today, brought to us by Sharon:


and my card:


It's a very simpel card, and could be used for the men in your life!  Even with the ribbon, don't you think?

Here's what I used:

Stamp Sets:  Just Thinking

Ink:  Early Espresso & Marina Mist

Paper:  Marina Mist & Very Vanilla cardstock;  Parker's Patterns Designer Paper

Misc:  Big Shot & Window Frames Framelits; Delicate Designs Embossing Folders; 2 1/2" Circle Punch;  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Be sure and check out the Sketch Frenzy Homepage!!  And, play along with us!!

Unscripted Fab Friday!

Woohoo!!  TWO more challenges today!  This card was made for the FAB FRI Color Challenge and the Unscripted Sketch #198:

SK 167 US 198

And, my card:


Love these soft colors!!  Feels so romantic!!

Supplies used:

Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style

Ink:  Black Stazon;  Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze & Wild Wasabi Classic Inks

Paper:  Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi & Naturals White Cardstock

Misc:  Aqua Painter, 1" circle punch, Pearls

CASual Fridays #90

Another challenge card!  I'm on a roll!!! :-)  This one is for the Casual Friday challenge:

I chose Real Red as my "plus 1":


I used the Triple Time Stamping technique for this card!  Here are my measurements for the panels:

Basic Black:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4"); 4 3/8" x 3 1/8" and 3 3/8" x 2 1/8"

Whisper White:  5 1/4" x 4", 4 1/4" x 3" and 3 1/4" x 2"

Supplies used:

Stamp Set:  Fabulous Florets

Ink:  Black Stazon & Real Red Classic Ink

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock

Misc:  Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter


Nacho Average Challenge #34

Good morning!!!  We have a great color challenge for you over at the Nacho Average Challenge Blog:


Such nice bright colors--reminds me of summer!! 


This card layout was CASE'd from Amy--you can see her card HERE!

Supplies used:

Stamp Sets:  Delicate Doilies & Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist & Whisper White cardstock;  Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper

Misc:  Paper Doilies;  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Large Scallop Edgelit;  2 1/2" & 1 3/4" Circle punches;  Word Windo punch;  Boho Blossom Punch;  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestones

More "fun" Stamping!!

Here's another card I made this weekend!!  It's for two challenges:  Dynamic Duos and Case This Sketch:

Here's my card:


I CASE'd THIS CARD that I had made for another challenge!  I really love this color combo!!

For this card, I embossed the Swallowtail in Black, and then colored in used the Tempting Turquoise re-inker and my aquapainter.  It's a little bit softer than the markers I used in the first card.

Supplies used:

Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail, Hearts a Flutter & Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Versamark, Black Stazon

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock

Misc:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits;  Black Embossing Powder & heat tool;  word window punch

Techno Color Throwdown!

I had so much fun yesterday!  Spent some time in my studio just stamping for fun!!  I made four cards--all for different challenges!  I haven't done that in a long time, and I had forgotten how much fun it is to stamp!  Anyway, here's the first one.  I used the sketch from MaryJo's challenge:

And the Color Throwdown #229:

Here's my card:


Suuplies used:

Stamp Sets:  Blooming with Kindness

Ink:  Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip

Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White

Misc:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die;  2 1/2" circle punch;  Chocolate Chip Ribbon; Paper Doilies

Join me for my Sale-a-Bration Stamp-a-Stack on March 3 @ 2pm!