Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Inspired by the Weather!

I made this card yesterday and the weather was the reason. I woke up and it was so nice and cool outside! I have also noticed some of our trees starting to change color.
This is a simple card only using a couple techniques, but for some reason it seemed like that was all it called for.
I hope your weather is cool and you are warm, Thinking About You!!!

A card for the hubby!

This started as a sketch challenge and ended up to be a card for my husband.
For the first time I picked up a stamp set and said ok I'm going to use this and didn't change my mind. I'm really glad I did.
The background is done on watercolor paper, Classic Ink Pads and an Aqua Painter.
The main card was run through the Big Shot using a texture plate. They work good to give your card that little something it needs.
I used Black Stazon to stamp my image so I would be able to color my fisherman in a little darker.
Watercoloring is SO EASY and really gives your card so much!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Of the Earth

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
What an absolutely great saying!
Think of all of those who have given of themselves to help you. What about what you have given of yourself to others?
Big Shot and Top Notes Die
Stamp Set: Of the Earth (Hostess Set on Page 13 of the Idea Book and Catalog)
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White and Perfect Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum Classic Stamp Pad, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad, VersaMark Ink Pad
Embellisments: Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain, Rhinestone stick ons, Black Gel pen (for faux stitching)
Techniques: Direct to Paper, Faux Stitching
This is a great card for a beginner to learn some simple techniques! To purchase products to make this card go to or e-mail me at

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quilting Challenge

Here is a great challenge for all of you, especialy those quilters out there!
Take some of your old scraps and make some kind of a quilt pattern. Now think of quilts...this pattern is a simple one. Show me what patterns you come up with. Have you ever driven in the mountains and seen barn quilts?
Paper:Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Designer Paper
Ink: Mellow Moss and Old Olive
Ribbon: Red Wide Grosgrain
1 1/4 square punch
Techniques: Quilting, faux stitching
You may purchase these items directly from my website:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A little early with the Joy!

Ok so it really isn't that early we have already hit the middle of October and this card could be used for many things.
Does someone bring Joy to your heart?
Would you like to know how to make a beautiful card like this one?
What about the background? That is made using the Stampin'Up! Big shot.
Stamp set is Boroque Motifs.
Card stock and Classic Ink is Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Cameo Coral.
Other items used are Crystal Effects, Black StaZon ink, Rhinestone Brads, Punch, and Stipple Brush.

Color Challenge Card for the Fall

Ok here we are back in the swing of things!!
This card uses so many techniques. From embossing (the background on the Apricot card stock), destressing (on the edges of the card), paper seperating (the leaves), faux stitching, etc.
If you would like to know how to do any of these technique or where to get the products to make this card please e-mail me at, I would love to answer your questions.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm back and ready! Let's get into the swing of stampin'!

Sorry for being gone a while! John was called to Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Rincon, GA. So we have been moving and settling. Unfortunately stamping was set aside for all of this. Well it has gotten the better of me and it is time to get back in the swing of things. I'm back working on challenges on and will be posting weekly (hopefully more oftern) to my blog. Keep a look out for my own special challenges for all of you.

I have also started a Christian Ladies Scrapping and Stamping night at our new church. I will keep you posted on how it is going and hopefully post some pictures of what everyone is making. If you would like to join us...Location: Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Date: November 19th, Time 7:00 p.m. Bring supplies if you have them and if not come anyways as there will be plenty. Hopefully this will get you into the swing of things too!

Keep checking back! I can't wait to show you some new things!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Couple cards using the Big Shot for my Swap on Saturday!

I used the Stampin'Up! Big Shot to create both of these cards!
For the Celebrate Dress card I used the Stampin'Up! Backgrounds texture plate and the Scallops Circle #2 Die.
For the Rose Petal Card I used the Stampin'Up! Manhattan Flower Impression Embossing Folder.
I made a total of 24 of each so I should have plenty to swap, atleast I hope. It kept me busy while being laid up.
Enjoy and if you have any questions on how to make either card just e-mail me at

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I Got the BIG SHOT!!!

My Big Shot came yesterday and this is what I have already made. These will be for a stamping convention that I will hopefully be going to next weekend. The convention is StampFest in Kissimmee, FL. These will be used for trades for Make-n-takes.

They are made from Dies from Stampin'Up! using the Big Shot. If you would like to see how to make one of these boxes scroll down and find my other scallop box and click on the link. They are so much fun to make and very simple!! The embellishments on top are also made from Stampin'Up! dies. Enjoy!

DH Graduation card

Well he has had this for a while and I'm finally posting it. Was a fun card to make!!! Graduation was May 15th now we are just waiting on a call to a church.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

In Colors and Circle Circus Sneak Peek!!

Here is a little sneak peek of a couple cards using the New In Colors from the 2009-2010 Catalog and the Circle Circus stamp set to also come out in the 2009-2010 Stampin'Up! Catalog. Both cards were made with Kelly while in Atlanta. The "You only live once" card was put together once I got home as we ran out of time (so sad to run out of time to stamp). So I added a few of my own touches. If you have any questions on how these cards were made or when you can purchase the items to make them please e-mail me at

TP anything!!!

Yes I did say TP! You can TP any stamp image that you have. This Medalion was made using Sarah's Toilet Paper technique. I need to work on it a little but it was so easy and so cool to do. Here is Sarah's link and I hope you try it!!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Scallop Daisies Box!

Oh my gosh, this was awesome. Thank you so much Kelly for showing me how to make this adorable box!
Look!! It uses the new Razzleberry Lemonade DP and New In Color Card Stock!
You can make this box by pasting DP to both sides of the cardboard that comes in the DP for shipping purposes. You will need enough for two pieces. What I was suprised with was even having one layer of cardboard and two layers of DP, it still went right on through the Big Shot like nothing! The top and botton are made by cutting them from the Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die (larger scallop) and the Big Shot. Here is the link for your measurements!!
The flowers are cut from the Big Shot and the Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die. Layer them as you wish. If you glue them a little closer to the center you will be able to pull up the petals as I did on mine.
Enjoy and I hope you try one. You will be hooked once you make it.

Top Note Purses!!

Are these not the cutest? I mean really these are adorable!
Kelly let the girls and I each make a purse. They were very simple and the girls really had a good time making them.
Did you notice something?
I got to use the new In Colors!!!
The bags are made using the Big Shot and the Top Note Bigz Die and the Oval Punch.
They are made using the In Colors which will be coming out in the new catalog, paper, ribbon and ink!
There is a small bag which has been cut and the two Top Notes have been taped to the bag.

Thank you Kelly!

This was so darn cute. One of the reason why I now have to have the Big Shot!
This was a little gift pouch that Kelly gave me and it has a chocolate inside.
It was made using the Big Shot and the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die and the Word Window punch!
So simple yet so absolutely cute!!!

Cards Made While Sitting By the Pool!!!

Who says you can't take stamping anywhere? These cards were made when I was sitting at the hotel pool watching the girls swim!
All three cards were case'd (not completely) from the June Stampin' Success. I never try to make the things in the Success and figured it was about time!
The first card was case'd from page 16, "catch the weave". Weaving is a lot of fun and real easy and something great to demo!
The second card was case'd from page 23, "templates en vogue". Most of all I was interested in trying the large paper ribbon. Love the look and easy card to demo!
The third card was case'd from page 25. As you can see I used completely different colors, paper and stamps. This was also a fun card to make!
I SUGGEST to ALL OF YOU, try making some of the items from the Stampin' Success. It will get the juices flowing and hmmm maybe you can even sit by the pool and make them!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Retreat Treat Purses!

These are treat purses that I made for our Spouses Retreat this weekend. The front of the purse flops down and you can put a message inside. I filled them with a little bag of M&M's and Smarties!
You can find the link to making these purses here:
Try one! They are actually pretty simply and look so cute when they are done.
Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What can you think of next?

Have you taken time to simply try something different? Are you stuck in the same rut of layering? Same layout? Same stamp set? SAme everything?
Then simply try something different! This make take a little longer to make than your usual card. However, once you try it you will want to keep trying it and it will become as simple as those old ones.
Have you used a spritzer tool? No! You are missing out. The Spritzer tool is what made the specks on this card stock.
How about faux stitching? No! Are you crazy! You don't even have to use a sewing maching.
If you try something new, you might like it. It's not VEGE's just paper! HAVE FUN!

A little bit of everything!

Try Something Different!
This cards holds so many techniques: faux stitching, paper piercing, punching, layers upon layers, Splitcoaststamper challenge, paper tearing, distressing, embellishments gallore, and FUN!
Try atleast one of these techniques on your cards. Not sure what they are, e-mail me at and I would be happy to help you.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monorgam Card Set

Here is another set of Monogram Cards! I have to say I really like these. I am headed to now make two sets of navy blue and yellow. I'll post as soon as they are done.

Enjoy and don't forget if you want to know how to make these or have comments, please feel free to e-mail me at

Up close picture of Monogram Card!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Monogram Cards!

Here are a couple of the Monogram cards that I am working on. I am actually making three different color cards for our bookkeeper. This is the first set (total of 12). These are VERY easy to make and a great idea if you are looking for cards to sell. They make great gifts especially for someone who is having a baby, a couple who just got married, birthday party thankyou's, etc.
If you would like to know how to make these, you can e-mail me at

Monogram Card Close Up

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We have Snow!!!

The girls are enjoying a morning of snow!! It has been snowing since we woke up (7:00) and is still snowing (11:00)! They have made snow balls and threw them at everyone. We now have buckets of snow on our back porch and a snowball in the freezer!
The dryer has gone non stop drying all the wet gloves and jackets. The whole seminary has taken part in the fun!
What joy a little snow can bring!
Happy Snow Day!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Home Stretch!!!

I can not believe that we are on the home stretch of seminary. DH started his J-Term...a two week he is quite busy! Girls go to work with me, which will be interesting...actually today went very well. Jan. 26th DH starts his LAST semester!! I can not believe we are actually to this point. The fact that we will be moving in approximately 4 1/2 months is crazy. I'm sitting wondering, "Why did I take stuff out of boxes?"
No we do not have a clue yet where...I promise I'll let you know as soon as I know. I'm finding that even knowing the Region doesn't tell us much as they could still send us to Alabama, Mississippi or someplace crazy like that. Ahhh, patience, seminary either tries it till you can't stand yourself or you learn to get some. Think I'm still in the middle!!
Look for upcoming posts on more stamping stuff. Just found a cool box that I'm going to make!!