Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Card Class 11-11

Well, here is a sneak peek of some cards we will be doing on the 11th at our card class! I hope you like them. I had a great idea CASEing them from other demos on the web.
Come to class and make some of these beauties! Bring a friend too for extra fun!
Looking forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holy Stampin'!

Hey it has been a long time since I posted. I will have a new post for you very soon!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Su's new wood sheets

Well, here they are! Wood Sheets, how cool is that? This is actually a thin sheet of wood adhered to a piece of cardstock. I use the Top Note die in my Big Shot to cut this out and the 1 1/4" punch for the little circle in the corner. It cut so nicely. For the image, I just used Chocolate Chip Classic ink. There was no running or bleeding. I thought the Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie cardstock set this manly card off nicely.

Let's see what you can do with SU's wood sheets!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hello! I'm back!

TECHNIQUE CLASS is Thursday night! 6:30 at my house. We will be making these beauties! Come and find out how!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lovely as a Tree

Hey all! I recently did this card for a challenge from This is a really cool site that has all sorts of neat info about stamping. Check it out if you haven't already!

Heres the recipe:
CARD STOCK: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft
INK: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
ACCESORIES: 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
STAMP SET: Lovely as a Tree

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Fond Farewell

This is a card I did for the Stamping to Lose challenge over at! The challenge was to use one stamped image. I the used Dreams du Jour set which I stamped using Pacific Point ink. This is one of the "In-Colors" that will be retiring at the end of June. My cardstock is also all in the retiring In-Colors! I used Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red! I love this color combo and will be sad to see these colors go.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DCBD Color Challenge 132

Hi all! I'm a little late with this post, but I sure hope that you will play along with the Diva's Challenge for today!! Today we are doing a color challenge. Now, when I first saw these colors, I thought...Whoa! What can I do with this? But, I started playing and man! I LOVE this color combo. Try it out!

So here's the "recipe":
Card stock: Bashful Blue, Kraft, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy and Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, and Bashful Blue
Stamp Set: To Have and to Hold (RETIRING SOON!)
Accessories: Square punches; 1 3/8" and 1 1/4", Eyelet punch and the Stamp-a-ma-jig. (I love this thing by the way!!)

OK, now it's your turn. Use this color combo, make a card or scrapbook page or 3D item, and post it on the Diva's site. Then come back here and leave a message for me! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DCBD Challenge #131

Hi everyone! Boy, I thought that once I was out of school, I would have all sorts of time to stamp and scrap and blog! Boy was I wrong, and next week, I start my month long class...
Anyway, today is the Diva Coffee Break Challenge and this week it was a sketch challenge! I LOVE sketch challenges. So here's the challenge...

And here is what I came up with!

And here is the recipe:
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Set: Heard from the Heart
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon and double rectangle punch.

OK, now it is your turn! Head on over the the Diva blog after you have made your card and post it!!! I dare you to. Have a great day and keep stampin'

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Check out this blog candy!

Check out this blog candy over at Melissa's blog... good stuff!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

DCBD Challenge #130

Well, I am back at it! I'm trying to get into the swing of my new schedule. Always something...
Anywhoo... here is our challenge for the week. Use the Big Shot to create a masterpiece!

Here is the card I came up with. I really like this set. It is a hostess set that will be retiring at the end of this month. It is called God's Beauty. Isn't that pretty. I very pleased with the softness of this card.

Here are some details of the card.

And now the "recipe"!
Ink: Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, and Going Gray
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, and Pink Pirouette (retiring soon...I'll be sad to see this pretty pink go)
Accessories: Top Note die, Birds and Blooms Sizzlets, Soft Subtles brads and Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

NOW it's YOUR turn. Try this challenge out and post it to the Diva's site. I hope to see your creation there!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just a note...

Hi all, I just wanted to drop a note to say that I won't be posting this week. It is a crazy week with school ending and kids running here and there and then we had a death in the family. Soooo, stamping has had to take a back seat to life this week. Hope all is well with you. Check out the Diva Challenge and play along.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DCBD Color Challenge # 128

Here we go! A color challenge this week. I LOVE this color combo, be sure to try it out yourself!

Sorry this is so short, but it has been one of those days and it isn't over yet! Hope all is well with you!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

DCBD Challenge #127

OK, here is our fantastic sketch for today. Isn't this cool. I just love doing sketches. Remember, they don't have to be exactly like this. The sketch is just a jumping off point. I reversed the sentiment and the embellishment. Here is what I came up with...

OK, here is how I made this:
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Bravo Burgandy, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla and Mellow Moss.
I used Bravo Burgandy Ink
Stamp Set: All Holidays
Accessories: Star Punch and 1 3/8" circle punch

Now it's your turn. Get out there and create a card. Down load it to your blog or a gallery and then head over to the Diva's Blog. There use Mr. Linky to attach your card to share it with us all! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Got Mail!!

This is a birthday card from dear Mom! Isn't it pretty?

This card is from my downline, Kelly. She is so talented, and she just started stamping about a year ago. This card is so cute, I love the colors and everything. Thanks Kelly!

I received this card from one of the Late Night Stampers! This is a fantastic Yahoo group if you are looking for great ideas and friendship. Anyway, this card comes from Janis! I just love the colors!

One thing that I have realized this week is that getting cards in the mail rocks! I'm going to send some cards out to my friends on a more regular basis. I challenge you to do the same. You will be amazed by how great it makes others feel.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Class Change

Hey all! I wanted to let you know about a schedule change for the month of May. I will be combining card class and technique class on the 13th at 6:30 PM This is a Wednesday. We will be doing cards and learning a technique using toilet paper! Join us for the fun.
Cost is 10.00 or FREE with a 20.00 order. Please RSVP by the 12th so I can have materials ready.
We will also be celebrating my birthday... 29 ...again! But here's the twist... I have some special for you. Make sure you come to class to find out what. If you can't make it to class, watch your email. This offer will be good for the 13th ONLY!!
Happy Stamping.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DCBD Challenge #126

Hi Stampers! It is time for the weekly DCBD challenge. This weeks challenge is to use the Big Shot! I love this thing!

Here's what I came up with. Actually this is a CASE from my downline, Kelly! Thanks Kelly for the great idea!


This card features the Sunshine Gardern Simply Scrappin' Kit. I love using these kits to make cards, but I never do! Guess it's time to shake things up! I used a base of So Saffron and Certainly Celery ink. I also used a clear rhinestone brad in the center of the flower.

Stamp sets used are Petal Pizzazz and All Holidays.

OK, now it is your turn. Go make a card using the Big Shot, post it on your blog or a gallery, and then go to the Diva's blog and post it using Mr. Linky. Come on, it'll be fun!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DCBD Challenge #125

Here it is! Our Diva Challenge for this week. We have this really cute card sketch for you to use this week. I just love card sketches!

I made two cards this week. I have a good friend who has twin daughters, and they are just the cutest little things, so I wanted to make birthday cards for them. Here they are!

This card is made using:
Stamp Sets: Hugs and Wishes and Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, and Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac and Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

This card is made using:
Stamp Sets: Hugs and Wishes and Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Gable Green, and Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

Now it's your turn. Get those stamps, inks and papers out and get busy with the sketch. Don't forget to post it online to a blog or gallery and then link it on the Diva Coffee Break Design Team blog. I'll be waiting for you there!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another no stamping post...

I just had to share this picture of my goofy tom cat. He came in the house and this is how he fell asleep on the couch. What a life!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pardon me for a moment...

This is my #2 son, Damion. He is usually at the back of the band so I never get a picture of him. They are in the sight reading portion and the parents sat behind the band. I wasn't supposed to take a picture, so I snuck it...Shhhh!

This is Joshua, playing his clarinet. He is so focused. Sorry about the blurry picture.

And here is Miss Olivia, tooting on her flute.

Here is the Gladwin Jr. High School Band on stage at State Festival yesterday. They earned a 1 overall. The highest rating they could get. I am so proud of these kids!
Thanks for letting a proud band mom brag on her kids a bit! I'll be back with some stamping sooon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What? It's Wednesday already???

Here is the DCBD challenge for this week, and here is what I came up with! This was a hard challenge for me as these colors are a stretch for me. They brought to mind... coloring books! So I made a cute little coloring book. Don't forget to go to the Diva's website and check out their creations for the week. Play along with us, too! Who knows when there might be blog candy...

I used the stamp set Under the Stars. I love this set and made a little 5 page coloring book out of it. I used the "matchbook" type fold to put this together.

NOTE TO DEMOS: I thought this would be an awesome thing to carry in my purse. When I see a cranky little one at a resturaunt I could hand this to the mom or dad. Of course, my SU information would be on the back of it. I used to carry little cars and things in my purse for my own kiddos and this is what sparked this idea. Let me know what you think!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Here is another card using the sketch from the DCBD team for this week. I hope you enjoy it. There is still time to share yours on the Diva website. Head on over there and play along. Come on, you know you want to.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Class Schedule and Another Card

Hi Stampers! I just wanted to give you an update of my upcoming classes for the rest of April and May. I would love for you to join me and my friends to stamp and create. I have found creativity to be the best stress reliever around! So join us for some neat cards and a lot of fun and laughs.
OK,here is my schedule:
April 20th at 6:30 PM Technique Class We'll be learning the sponged sky technique and making a post it note holder!
April 26th 3-6 PM I will be having an open stamp at my house. Come and work on your projects, whatever they may be. You are welcome to use my stamps and inks and other tools. Just bring your own papers, adhesive and other materials you might need to complete some of those projects. I'm going to work on Christmas cards. PLEASE let me know if you are coming!!
May 5th 6:30 PM Card class
May 19th Technique Class 6:30 PM
May 31st Possible open stamp at my house. This is depending on what duties my band members have for GHS graduation ceremonies.... Gotta love being a band mom.
Well, not much going on in May, but summer is just around the corner and then we will ramp things up a bit.

Stay tuned for a sale coming in May!!!

This is another card I did for the Diva Coffee Break Design team. I was thinking wedding when making this card, but I'm not sure about it. Here's the "recipe":
Cardstock: Apricot Appear, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs (love this set)
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch, and the distressing tool! I also used the scalloped edge punch on the inside.

I look forward to stamping with you in the future. Take care and go create something!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge #123

We have another fabulous sketch today for you to play along with! Try these sketches out! They are so fun and I bet you can't make just one. Come on, I dare you. I made 3! I had to have my daughter choose which one to

This is a very masculine looking card, which is something I need with 3 sons and my dear husband!
Stamp Set: Hugs and Wishes
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss,Apricot Appeal and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Bella Rose
Ink: Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Pewter Jumbo Eyelets (LOVE these!!)
Tools: Crop-a-dile and Mat Pack

OK, now it's your turn. Head on over to the Diva site and check out the other Diva's cards. Then head off to your creative domain and give this sketch a try. I'll be waiting to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Just Dropping by With a Little Card

This was a little card we did at one of my workshops. It is a fun little card using A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set. I wasn't too sure about this set when it first came out, but it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It is a very versitile set and can be used for so many occasions.
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Rich Regal Brads,Corner Rounder, Small oval punch, Large oval punch and Scalloped edge punch.

Try out this cute card. It was a lot of fun to put together and I would love to see your spin on it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Better Late than Never...right?

Here is my card for this weeks Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge. Our challenge was to use our Big Shot to create a card. Well, I have been eyeing this scallop circle for quite a while, so I finally ordered it. So here is the Scalloped Circle featured on my card.
Stamp Sets: A Good Egg
All Holidays
Paper: Bashful Blue
Barely Banana
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White
Bella Birds Designer Series paper
Ink: Basic Black
Bashful Blue
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads

I want to take a moment to thank everyone for stopping by to visit. I hope you have a fantastic Easter and enjoy your time with your loved ones.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

NEW! Occasions Mini and Promotion

For the month of April, if you order $40 of product from the Occasions Mini Catalog, you get to pick one "Under $10" set from page 208 of the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog! Woohoo!! Gotta love FREE stamps!:)

Win a Big Prize and So Much More....

How??? Join our fantastic and supportive yahoo group right now! If you are the
1,000th member, (and we are really close to getting there!) you will receive a very hefty prize from Sherrill Graff, our leader! Plus, (yes, it gets sweeter still!) many of our talented stampers are all pitching in to send that lucky person handmade cards and care packages! You could receive ribbons, brads, flowers, die cuts, ???
But the BEST part of this deal is all the support, friendship and creative ideas you will get from this groups! It is fantastic!

SO GO ENTER NOW!!! Go to Yahoo groups and search for LNSconvention09
Be sure to tell them I sent you!!! Pretty please!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge #121

Today the Divas are offering a sketch challenge! Be sure to head to their website and check out the other Divas. There is some amazing talent!! I am so happy to be part of the group.
Sorry this is late today, I am on spring break and forgot today is Wednesday...

I made this lovely little card using the following Stampin' Up! products:
Card stock: regal rose, apricot appeal, bashful blue, almost amethyst, and whisper white
Ink colors: bashfull blue, pretty in pink, certainly celery, mellow moss, and regal rose
Accessories: apricot appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, bashful blue brads.
I hope you like it.
NOW! it's your turn. Make up a wonderful card using this sketch and download it to the Diva Site (link at left) I'll be looking for your entry!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another Card for the Challenge

I can never just make one card and they are all my favorite so I decided to post two this week.
I just love this stamp set. It is so cute and versitle.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

DCBD Challenge# 120

Hello all! It is a wonderful day here... only 2 more "get ups" until spring break. I can't wait to be able to spend some time in my "studio" Anyway...
Here is this weeks Diva Challenge. This week it was a color challenge: use Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Going Gray and Whisper White. I used my Enjoy Every Moment stamp set. This is really a versitile set and I don't use it enough so today it was fun to ink it up.
OK, now let's see what you can do! Head over to the Diva blog and download your card. While you're there, check out last weeks winner!!
Happy inking!