Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I have finally figured out how to use this stamp set and it is retiring! I made this card for my brother in laws birthday.
I used the Kraft cardstock and the Riding Hood Red

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This gift card idea came from Julie Buhlers blog
This is the card my club will be making this month.
Very simple once you get the measurements right. The card is 4 3/4" by 11" scored at 5 1/2, 3", and 8". Use the word window punch to make the slot and then a circle punch in the middle of where the two window punches meet.

I think I have made this little guy a million times, it is very easy.
I will be making this page for my club this coming weekend and I am pretty sure they will all like it.

My husbands coworker is leaving and he asked me to make her a card and this is what I came up with.
This tree is really pretty in gold embossing powder.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Group shot of all the cards

Here is the final group shot of all the SAS cards. They look pretty good. Let me know what you think. This was our first SAS and it was a lot of fun.

Snow Swirled is beautiful in green and black

LOVE IT!!!!! My upline made this one from a case of our upline Shelly May. I love the color combo, this is something I would have not thought of on my own. This stamp set, Snow Swirled, is definitely getting some use this Christmas!

Ornament card

This is another card my upline made, she is extremely talented and I'm glad she made this ornament card. I love the look of the designer paper as a highlight for the greeting.

Happy Holidays!

This is one of the cards my upline (Danita)
made for our SAS. I really like the ribbon out of
the Holiday Mini that she used!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Candy bar wrappers

Here are the candy bars up close

Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers

Aren't these little guys just too much!!!!!!
I used alot of different ideas I saw on other blogs and on splitcoaststampers. Thank you all for the great ideas out there.
I put all of these candy bar wrappers on Kraft so that the other colors would pop. They turned out pretty good if I do say so myself!
I think these will make cool gifts for my stamp club this month

This is a card I made that didn't quite make the cut for my SAS, but I really like it. I will probably play with it some more, it needs some more details like embossing or something.

I used the same color combo as the Merry and Bright card. The colors are Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White. The silver cording is used again with the silver brads for a little embellishment. The Snow wheel is rolled with the Bravo Burgundy ink. I did scuff up the edges a little with the Cutter Kit distressing tool.

Merry and Bright

Isn't he adorable? This is the final card that I will be making for my Stamp a Stack. I used the Merry and Bright stamp set. The color combo is Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, and Whisper White. I seem to use this combo alot at the holiday season. The Bravo Burgundy is on dimensionals and then I slipped the silver cording (I can never get enough of that cording!) under the cardstock. The little star is also on a dimensional.

I punched out the circle in the Bravo Burgundy with the new large punch and then the snowman is adhered to the Mellow Moss cardstock and he fits perfectly inside. I versa marked the snowflakes from the same stamp set all over the Bravo Burgundy.

Super easy and cute!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stamp a Stack #2

This is another super simple card for my SAS. I used the new Kiwi Kiss and Real Red for the colors. The wreath is made with the snowflake stamps from Snow Swirled and Season of Friendship. The bow is just a simple knot on a glue dot.

I hope you like it

Stamp a Stack

I just love the new in color Pacific Point!

I used this lay out a few times before and it works so well with these colors.

I am using this card as one of my first ever stamp a stack cards. Keeping these cards simple is really hard! I kept thinking of ways to add some sparkle but had to remind myself not to do that!

I will post some more cards as I get them completed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This is another card from our club that my upline made. We used an empty stamp box and put a few drops of reinker in and rolled around a couple of marbles in it and then we taped a piece of whisper white cardstock to the top of the lid, flipped the box over and rolled the marbles around on it until there is as much color as you like. We used tangerine tango and basic black on the one with the cat and kiwi kiss and tangerine tango on the pumpkin one. Love it!!!

Magic Snowflake

You have to try this!! This is so simple and makes such an impression! This technique is called magic snowflake (on splitcoast stampers website) and it really needs to be seen in person to get the whole visual effect.

To make this you will need glossy white paper, reinkers (whichever colors you like), rubbing alcohol, and cotton balls.

All you do is get some rubbing alcohol on the cotton ball and put two drops of each reinker on the cotton. It works best with a light and a dark color. I used chocolate chip and riding hood red. And then just bounce the cotton ball on the glossy paper and that is pretty much it.

This is really pretty with shades of blue, also.

Try it, you'll like it!!!!
I forgot to mention that I embossed the Wow Flowers before I used the cotton ball. Sorry!!!

Snow Swirled

Isn't this beautiful? My upline , Danita, made this one also for our club. She used transparency sheets for the card base and we embossed the tree from Snow Swirled with silver embossing powder. We stamped the snowflakes with the white staz on and wrapped the silver cording at the fold.

I will definitely be making more of these for my Christmas cards.

My upline and club partner in crime, Danita, made this scrapbook page at our November club meeting. I love the colors she used, they should be good for pictures of the kids playing in the snow or building a snowman.


Isn't he cute? I made this guy with punches and the stamp set Pick a Petal. This would be a great card to wish some one a Happy Thanksgiving. Or you could put a name in the slot punch card for a place card at the Thanksgiving table.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I think this is my favorite stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog. I have used it for Holiday cards, Fall cards and I will probably use it for Spring cards. If you are interested in getting a Holiday Mini before this is gone just email me and I will get you one.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pun Fun

This set has to be one of my favorites! I love this little hippo and that rest of the Pun Fun set is so great to use with kids of all ages. I used Real Red and Basic Grey. I hope you like it.

Just Fluttering By

I made this card for my stamp club a while back and they really liked it. The butterfly is from the Garden Whimsy stamp set and is stamped on the cardstock and then stamped again on a scratch piece of cards stock and cut out and layered on top of the first one so it looks like it is fluttering it's wings.

The colors are Always Artichoke and Cameo Coral with the Whisper White on the top. I rolled the So Swirly under before I layered the other cardstock.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Countdown to Christmas

Can you believe it?!?!?! Click on the link and it will tell you how long to Chrismas, down to the minute, I guess I had better get busy on the kids wish lists!! Yeah , right!!
Countdown to Christmas

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This is another that I created for my husband to take to the office, I hope you "Enjoy" (sorry, I couldn't resist)

These are some cards I am making for my husband to take to work. His office usually gives out store bought cards for birthday and other events, so I thought I would make up some samples of cards that they could use to add that nice personal touch for them to give out. I know I would love to get a handmade card over a store bought one!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

This is a card I made a while ago but it is so much fun to make I thought I would share it with all of you. It uses the Merry and Bright stamp set and the Sincere Salutations for the greeting. The Very Vanilla inside would be perfect to add a gift card to at Christmas or for a birthday.

The cardstock is Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy. Thanks for looking today.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ready, Set, Snow

This isn't a very good picture of this card but it is really cute in person. This is another card I am doing at the dance studio this Sunday.

It will be perfect as a tag on a Christmas present for that wonderful teacher in your kids life, or that coworker at the office.

I used kraft and real red cardstock. The ink is craft white and real red. The hemp twine adds a nice simple touch, I think.

Snow Swirled

Isn't this card pretty? I used the new in color Pacific Point and the basic black and whisper white. I am doing a holiday card making class each Sunday at the local dance studio (thank you Courtney) and this is just one of the three I will be making.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tangerine Star

When the new in colors came out I knew I needed to put the tangerine tango and the pacific point color combo together. So for my club I created this page using them. The chipboard star is first inked up really good with tangerine tango and then versa mark, and then heat embossed using dazzling diamonds. (I used the tombo glue to hold it on the page)

The star wheel is just versa marked behind it and at the bottom of the page. I used the new scallop punch at the bottom of the tangerine tango paper and then I snailed it down to the pacific point cardstock.

The fun part was heat embossing the three brads to add a little sparkle! The best way I found to do this is use some pliers to hold the brad, dip them onto the versa mark ink pad and then straight into the dazzling diamonds bottle. Then I heat embossed them to set the diamonds and added them to my page. The girls at the club that night thought I was crazy, they just may be right!

Bag- a- lope

This is a little bagalope that I made using just an envelope, the leaf stamp from the set Best Wishes and More, and the tab punch. The way to make this is first seal the envelope and then stamp all over it. I used really rust, kiwi kiss and tangerine tango. You then cut off one inch from the short side of the envelope and score one inch of the other three sides. You will need to crease the score lines really well to get a good corner when it's open. You will then open the side that you cut and softly push down the bottom of the bag, the crease lines should show you where the folds will be. There will be the little "triangles ' sticking up, just glue them to the bottom of the bag and press them down so the bag stays flat.
The way I made the pumpkin was to cut five tabs and glue them together . I cut a small piece of old olive ribbon and glued it to the back of the pumpkin.Then just adhere the pumpkin to the bagalope and make a handle from a strip of cardstock and attach that with brads and you are done!

Season of Friendship

This is the scrapbook page that I made for my club. I used the Season of Friendship stamp set and "the little things " is from Enjoy Every Moment. The colors of ink are apricot appeal, basic black and riding hood red. The cardstock colors are basic grey, kraft, riding hood red.
The picture above shows crystal effects that I brushed on the leaves to make them almost look wet. I really like how this turned out.

Monday, October 6, 2008

This is a card that I made for my monthly scrap club. It uses the stamp set Thoroughly Thankful. I used chocolate chip for the base and the Designer Paper is also chocolate chip. The ribbon is pumpkin pie and chocolate chip. I added a small drop of Crystal Effects on each of the flowers and then sprinkled some dazzling diamond on each of them for a little sparkle.

Thank you Patty Bennett for the idea for the "sunflowers".

I hope you feel inspired to make some of your own cards!!!!
I have finally started my scrap and stamp blog. This is quite a learning process, but I'm slowly figuring it all out. So- here goes!!!