Friday, February 15, 2008

Baby Card

Good morning ladies!!!

It has been awhile since my last post. Work has been really crazy, and I haven't had time to upload ANYTHING!!! I am so glad today is Friday. I'm going to go cropping tonight. It's been awhile since I've done that. I was at one point caught up but now I'm at least a year behind. It will be good to do some scrapbooking.

One of my downlines had a baby, and I wanted to send her a card. I found this card on Splitcoast. Isn't it just the cutest thing? Here is the original card. She mentions on her post where she got the pattern from. I thought this was just so cute that I had to make it. It's very easy once you've done one. There is so much you can do with these.

I used the Sale-A-Bration set So Many Scallops for the front, and for the inside, I used a saying from Curvy Verses. This was fun!!

I hope you enjoy it!

Stamp Set: So Many Scallops
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch

Monday, February 11, 2008


We had fun at our last techniques class Friday night. I am enjoying do these classes so much because it makes me think outside of my comfort zone. The techniques we did Friday night are not ones I have ever done. Enjoy!!

Technique #1 - Dry Embossing

This design is almost a copy of the one in the catalog. I changed up a few things. I couldn't figure out how to emboss on the darker cardstock so I just went with white. I've now figured out how to do it and will have to revamp this card some. I hope that you are able to see the embossing.

Stamp Set: Seeing Spots
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Seeing Spots Brass Template, Mellow Moss 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Silver Brads, stylus, light table

Technique #2 - Dazzling Diamond Dust

If you like the look of glitter but hate the mess then this is the technique for you. All you do is, stamp your image and then stamp versamark all over it. Then, using Iridescent Ice embossing powder, you heat emboss it and get this fabulous look. The picture doesn't show the sparkle as well.

Stamp Set: Simply Said
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom, Glossy White
Ink: Basic Brown, Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom and Sage Shadow markers
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Versamark, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Chocolate Grosgrain, sponges

Technique #3 - Faux Silk

I've never seen this technique in real life so I didn't know what to expect. It's different. I also used colors from the bold bright. I don't use these colors much so I'm not sure I like the look of this card. The ladies seemed to like it though so that's all that matters.

Stamp Sets: Bud Basics, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Black
Accessories: tissue paper, modge podge

I hope you enjoy them and if you have any questions about them, give me a holler!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Ever wondered what punches work with what stamp sets? Then wonder no more!! Here is list of some of the punches and the stamp sets that work with them.

Punches with Coordinating Stamp Sets

Scallop Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Glorious Garlands, Punch Pals, Double-Line Doodles, Wanted, Priceless, Big Flowers, Big Deal Alphabet, Looks Like Spring, Fabulous Flowers, Ginormous Flowers, Sweet Shapes, Illuminations, It s Your Birthday, Warm Words, Pictograms, Short and Sweet, Sincere Salutations, All Holidays, Jumbo Alphabet, All About Occasions, Brocade Basics, Baroque Motifs, Sparkling Sayings, So Much, Fun & Fast Notes, On Board Blossoms and Basics

Tag Punches: Perfect Presentation, All About Occasions, Flakey Friends, Punch Pals, Be Happy, Tagger s Dozen, Bundled in Love, Business Boosters

Designer Label Punch: Party Punch, Labelicious

Round Tab Punch: Party Punch, Office Accoutrement, Totally Tabs

1" Circle Punch: Sending Happy Thoughts kit, Perfect Presentation, Glorious Garlands, The Snowflake Spot, Perennial Favorites, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Create a Coupon, Genuine Articles, Business Boosters, Calendar Cues, On Board Blossoms and Basics

1 1/4" and/or 1 3/8" Circle Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Batty For You, Holiday Tag Team, Sparkling Sayings, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Big Flowers, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Think Happy Thoughts, Big Pieces, Seeing Spots, So Happy, Dots Are Hot, Brocade Basics, Labelicious, Genuine Articles, Circle of Friendship, It s All Good, Sporting

1/2" and/or 3/4" Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Holiday Tag Team, Glorious Garlands, Cold Play, Snow Flurries, Merry Merry, Punch Pals, Forever in My
Heart, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Sweet Thing, Wanted, Star Struck, Little Flowers, Little Pieces, Please Come, Dot Spot background, Alphabits, Art by Design

1 1/4" and/or 1 3/8" Square Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Forever in My Heart, Sealed With a Kiss, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Tagger s Dozen, Sweet Thing, Office Accoutrement, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Glad Tidings, It s All Good, Art by Design, Sporting, Business Boosters, It s a Date

3/4" Square Punch: Punch Pals, Calendar Cues

Large Oval Punch: I Did It, plus many of the word sets

Star Punch: Wanted, Starstruck, Sporting, Wild West Alphabet, On Board Blossoms and Basics

5-Petal Flower Punch: In the Spotlight, Be Happy, Priceless, Simply Said, Looks Like Spring, Heartfelt Thanks, Ginormous Flowers, Office Accoutrement, On Board Blossoms and Basics

Boho Blossoms: One of a Kind

Large Star Punch: Nursery Necessities

Snow Blossom Punch: In the Spotlight, Simple Snowman, Wondrous Gift,
Snowflake Spot, Merry Merry, Snow Flurries, Punch Pals, Snowfall, Be Happy

Spring Flower Bouquet Punch: Looks Like Spring

Three for You Punch: Three Thoughts Simply Sent kit, Punch Pals, Take Three, Three for You punch box

Word Window Punch: So Many Sayings, Block Party, Boatloads of Love, Fun & Fast Notes, Take Three, Everything Baby, Short & Sweet, Happy Everything, Wonderful Favorites, Warm Words, All Holidays, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Amazing to Zany, Fundamental Phrases

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Open House Project

What a great time we had at open house this past Saturday! If you didn't get a chance to make it, there were some cute projects on the program. I teamed up with my downline, Darla, and she made a couple of cute projects. She had a hershey kiss holder that I didn't get a chance to stamp but I did make a point to do this one.

I loved how this card came out. This card uses two different sets that I would not have thought would go together. I first saw this card on Stampers Showcase on the demo website. I'm glad I got to do this one!

I'll share my projects later! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Elegant Notes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Versamark, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponges

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Gift Card Holder

This is something we did in stamp club a couple of months ago. I've seen this holder on various blog sites so I don't know who to give proper credit for.

It's very easy to do. I used the word window punch in the middle of the holder to make a pocket for the gift card.

We used my favorite stamp set that is now retired. I don't think I'll be giving this one up too soon. There are a couple of new ones in the catalog now but I don't care for the design much. Oh well!!

Enjoy and do some stamping today!

Stamp Set: All About U
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Sky Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Sky Blue
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Caramel Gingham Ribbon

Friday, February 1, 2008

Sale-A-Bration Begins Today!!

Well, Sale-A-Bration (SAB) begins today! Have you seen the new sets yet? If not, click here to see them. If you would like your own personal copy of the brochure, let me know, and I'll get your copy to you.

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