Monday, August 31, 2009

Masked One Layer Autumn Days

This cardstock looks so cool in real life,like suede. I masked off a scallop oval on Very Vanilla cardstock and brayered Crushed Curry ink over fron and sponged on Only Orange and Dusty Durango. Spritzed on some Rose Teas glimmer mist and Adirondack Terra Cotta color wash. Stamped berry spray all around reversed oval mask. Stamped wheat in stamped off More Mustard, stamped pheasant in Durango, Soft Sueded, and bermuda Bay.

Friends 24-7

Friends 24-7 stamp set stamped in Brocade Blue with Bella Bleu paper.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hot Stuff!

This was for the Etsy Inspired Challenge #51 with the featured shop of Red Crow Arts. I chose the red peppers for my inspiration.

I used the new Artful INKables set South Of The Border and made a sun out of the peppers in red, yellow, and orange. I stamped most of them, alternating the coloring in red and yellow. The orange ones were all cut out individually and layered over the first ones. Scallop circle die cut from the Big Shot.

B is for Bear

This is my card for today's Inspiration challenge at SCS taken from the Creative Wallcoverings website. Monogram B in Bashful Blue, bear from Under The Stars, bunny from Forest Friends, balloon from Sock Monkey, bee from Just Buzzin' By.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Birthday Butterfly

Bella Birds dsp with Close To Cocoa and Chocolate Chip cardstocks. Buttons Latte with copper cording and butterfly embossed in copper powder.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Easy Witch Hat

Cut a triangle and then place on fold of a piece of tracing paper to make your template. My pattern makes two hats for a piece of cardstock but you could size it however you like. I used the new Versamark Champagne Dazzle and embossed with clear powder the haunted house and spider web. I added two Green Galore buttons with some googly eyes for embellishment. For the inside I cut a slightly smaller triangle from Green Galore.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Razzle Dazzle

I stamped the Razzle Dazzle in Bordering Blue and then again in Versamark and embossed in silver. En Francais stamped over image in Bashful Blue. Bella Bleu paper and Very Vanilla with Bordering Blue cardstocks. The Very Vanilla card base layer was run through the Big Shot with the Backgrounds 1 plate Flourish.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Clue card

There is a fun challenge going on at SCS by Mothermark based on the old board game Clue. I still have my original Clue game so I used that to display my multiple challenge card featuring Miss Scarlet (Artful INKables Think Big set) with today's color combination of Kraft, Real Red, and Chocolate and our DDC challenge this week hosted by Joan Ervin to use a pretty or glamorous girl on our card. My final accusation is Miss Scarlet in the Library with a rope :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pick A Petal

I white embossed Medallion on Vanilla and Pick A Petal on Creamy Caramel. Cut out all of the petals and layered over the embossed Medallion. Gold embossed Circle Circus center and cut out, added clear rhinestone.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


This was created for today's Featured Stamper Joanne Grzelak (jojot). I used her basic layout and color combination and changed the stamps, flowers, and embellishments. The Asian Doll is by Hero Arts, the thank you stamp is by Hanko Designs, the Asian Poetry background is by SU and was embossed in white on black. Sizzlits die cuts for flowers and leaves and Finial Press embossing folder.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


For today's Etsy inspired challenge, I used the Always set and matching wheel.
The top picture is from the Etsy shop Mrs. Kwitty's


I love the color combination of red, black, and white. It is one of my very favorites. I embossed the white cardstock with the Finial Press texture plate, edged with eyelet border punch. Matted with Basic Black and then on Real Red. I stamped the bottom in red with the flower image and added the sentiment Inspire from the words stamp (colored that one word with black marker and stamped). The sentiment was stamped twice in Going Gray and the flower image with Real Red and Old Olive. White satin ribbon and Pretties Kit half pearl to embellish.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Under The Stars

Today on SCS the challenge was to use something fuzzy. This reminded me of the little poem my Mom used to recite to us when we were kids:
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?

I used the new Autumn Meadows paper, Under The Stars stamp set colored in markers with Teddy Bear Tan Fun Flock for bear's fuzz, Naturals buttons and hemp twine.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New SU- Autumn Meadows paper, Charming stamp set

This new Autumn Meadows designer series paper will be available in the upcoming SU Holiday Mini. It was a perfect choice for today's SCS color challenge of Very Vanilla, Close To Cocoa, and Taken With Teal. I stamped the words in stamped off Tempting Turquoise and the floral image with Cocoa and Bermuda Bay markers. The large scallop circle was the Sizzix Scallop Circle #2 die and the bottom with the sentiment is the scallop oval punch. Kraft taffeta tibbon to embellish.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Nature Silhouettes

Blended Crushed Curry and Dust Durango for background on Whisper White, tree in Basic Brown and deer in Soft Suede. Chocolate and Pumpkin grosgrain ribbon with Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for sentiment. The White background was embossed with the texturz plate Perfect Details.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SU Sneak Peek- Charming

This set seems like it was made to go with the Bella Bleu designer paper. I used some of that with Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla. I used the new Lattice die for the Big Shot and layered them to give it a little dimension. The main image was inked in sahara Sand and I markered the flowers in Not Quite Navy. I'm thinking of using this for one of my swaps for this set. What do you think?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More VSN Challenge Cards

Medallion cards inspired by Featured Stamper Emily (Stamp Muse)

This is another VSN entry, we were required to use pink and yellow and a window.
My window is the center, punched a scallop circle from pink and adhered acetate. Popped up on top of Charming image that was stamped in Pretty in Pink with Melon Mambo over Barely Banana, Medallion stamped in the same colors and cut out.

Artful INKables Blog Hop!

Please help to welcome the incoming Artful INKables design team by checking out their new release samples at their Blog Hop today. Prizes are available!!
I used Kristin's new set called South Of The Border. Isn't that chihuahua the cutest? I colored it in markers, added some Dazzling Diamonds to edge of martini glass and some glaze pen (Sakura) to nose and sunglasses. The paper is June Bug by Basic Grey.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bella Blossoms

Splitcoast has Virtual Stamping going on this weekend and this is my first challenge card. We were to use a big flower and a round shape. The flower is from Bella Blossoms (just retired, boohoo) and Basic Grey Porcelain design paper.
Come on over and join in on the fun if you are not busy!

Take Out Box

This was made for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge, this week inspired by a bumblebee. Just Buzzin' By stamp set colored in markers, feet are half pearls from Pretties Kit, More Mustard grosgrain ribbon.

Ocean Commotion

This is a modified design of a card I made before but this time with all Stampin' Up only supplies.
Ocean Commotion set with White and Regal Rose cardstocks. Pink bead duos applied with glue to bottom, background was embossed with Texturz plate. Inks used were old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Amethyst, and Regal Rose.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Over The Rainbow

I used the Soft Subtles craft stampin' spots and dabbed on the color, added SU retired Rainbow organdy ribbon and Fire rhinestone brad. Pretty quick and easy.

Pac Man

Today is my son Billy's 12th birthday! This is a hard age for making cards but he loves his video games and he really loved this card today. I used all Stampin' Up supplies, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue and Whisper White cardstocks. I embossed the retired Lots Of Dots jumbo wheel in white and stamped the sentiment from It's Your Birthday using Bold Brights markers. The Pac Man was the 1 3/8" circle punch and the ghosties were made with the key tag punch. I was inspired by the totally adorable card by Shelbell on SCS.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SU Sneak Peek! Charming

New sneak peek from the SU Holiday Mini, this is a set of 7 stamps called Charming. I used the Pendant Notes and the new Autumn Meadows designer paper with Taken With Teal accents.

Chic Boutique

Chic Boutique set colored in markers wth Cottage Wall dsp, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstocks, Soft Subtles buttons and Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Special Project

This is what I have been working on today for my Dad's 80th birthday this weekend. I put all of the pages in a scrapbook album for him and will continue on with his life story but needed to have the first part mailed out today so it arrives in NJ by Saturday.

Monday, August 10, 2009


The Medallion was embossed in white on a brayered piece of glossy cardstock (mixed colors of teal and celery). Whisper White card base that was edged with eyelet border punch.

Fan Fold Flower

I followed the tutorial for the Fan Fold on Splitcoast and made a little variation. For the bottom layer of the flower I punched a scallop circle and cut down the length of each scallop to the center and fluffed out some of the "petals". Razzleberry Lemonade and Cottage Wall papers used to make the flower, Pretty In Pink and Rich Razzleberry cardstocks with white organza ribbon and Pretties Kit pearls.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Exciting News :)

I was so thrilled and honored to be chosen to be the Featured Stamper today on Splitcoast!! I still can't believe it, I am walking on air.
I hope you get a chance to join in on the challenge, it would really make my day (and week!) if you played along. Look under Splitcoast Challenges in the Forums section and it is under FS131.
Thanks so much!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I used SU textured cardstock Basic Gray for backpack body and Basic Grey June Bug paper for plaid. I had a red plaid metal lunchbox similar to this when I was little so this designer paper was a lot of fun for me. The template for this can be found on SCS. Silver eyelets, black Vintage brads, and 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon also used.

Orcas Island

Back from a very relaxing vacation on Orcas Island. We did see some Orca whales on the ferry ride over. They are such fun and fabulous creatures, a sight to behold. This picture is the view we had from our cottage on the island. We did some hiking and biking and quite a bit of just relaxing in the hot tub. It's good to be back though!

Embossed Greenhouse Garden

I love the flowers in this set. I stamped the larger one in Regal Rose and Melon Mambo, daisy in So Saffron and More Mustard, small one in Lavender Lace and Lovely Lilac on Whisper White cardstock, layered with Melon Mambo. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Bloomin' Beautiful set and I finished it off with some white satin ribbon and some Pretties kit pearls and beads tied on with linen thread. I had made another one just like this and sent it in to SU, hope they like it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Itty Bitty Buds Wreath

This is a hostess set from last year's SU catalog that I am finally getting a chance to try. I love it, it's a keeper!!
I started with a Soft Suede scallop circle cardbase that was cut from the Big Shot. Next I cut a circle just to fit inside the scallop in Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment from All Holidays in Old Olive. Starting with the Little Leaves Sizzlits die in Celery, I sponged the edges of the leaves and laid them out around the circle. I stamped, colored, and cut out all of the Itty Bitty Buds flowers and sponged all of the edges of the petals. This really makes the color stand out, I think. Arranges around wreath atop leaves.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Paint Chip Challenge

Another VSN challenge was to use paint chips. I stamped the Branch Out tree in Basic brown onto the paint chip strip. the background squares are also paint chip samples and are textured (Dutch Boy Brushed Suede Naturals). I added the deer from Forest Friends and some Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Popcorn Sleeve with Voila Chef

This was for VSN challenge this weekend at Splicoast to use a popcorn theme in some way. The Whisper White part of the sleeve is 6"x11" and was scored at 3" and 7 1/4". I added an eyelet border punch in Barely Banana. For the "popcorn" stamp I used the smoke puff from Choo Choo, for the popcorn in the bowl I used dabs of glue and added yellow Fun Flock. The chef was paper pieced with Razzleberry Lemonade paper and sentiment is from Oval All. To open you just untie the ribbon and slide out microwave popcorn package.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

On A Pedestal

I used Black Cherry jello with my clear embossing powder on the chocolate part of the cake for the scratch and sniff part and I sprinkled in some pink sugar crystals into the Liquid Applique before heating up. I smudged the candle so I ended up having to add some speckles and dots to the main image to cover up my booboo so I didn't have to start over. I used the sketch from this week with Tea Party and Bella Blossoms? paper atop Pretty In Pink card base.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Apron Gift Card Holder

This is for my sister's birthday, and apron gift card holder, the card or money slips into the front pocket. This was inspired by today's SCS Inspiration challenge with the apron shown in picture. This is a super simple design, I got the pattern from Mirkwood Designs. Supplies used were Basic Grey Porcelain paper, Whisper White cardstock and the eyelet border punch, white eyelets, and taffeta ribbon. Pierced all around edges.
Happy Birthday, Patty!!