Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Recipe Cards

Here's little break from card making. I put together these recipe cards with a Southern Living trivet as a Christmas present for my hair dresser. Fast, cute, and inexpensive !

Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Confetti Cream
Accessories: PP Ribbon, BB Ribbon, WW Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge

I'm trying to get back into the groove of things and do Beate's weekend challenges. Here's my attempt!

Stamps: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Dashing DS
Inks: Real Red, Versamark
Accessories: 5/8" Old Olive Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Gold Embossing Powder

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sketch/Color Challenge

I combined this week's sketch and color challenges from Split Coast Stampers.


Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Vases in Vogue
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Holiday Harmony DS
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Purely Pomegranate, Timber Brown Staz-On
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1/16" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Aqua Painters, Vintage Brads, Sponge Daubers

Monday, November 5, 2007

November Club - Cards

Here are the cards we will create at the November Club meeting. (These are both CASEd from SCS)

Stamp Set: Perfect Presentation, Hugs & Wishes
Card Stock: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Soft Sky DS
Inks: Blue Bayou, Versa Mark
Accessories: Blue Bayou Ribbon, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Tag Corner Punch, Double Rectangle Punch

Stamp Set: Perfect Presentation
Card Stock: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DS
Inks: Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Vintage Brads, Real Red Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers


November Club - Scrapbook

Here's the scrapbook page we will be working on at the November club meeting.

Stamp Sets: Letterpress Alphabet, Short Order Alphabet, Thoroughly Thankful
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Really Rust, Apple Cider DS
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Versamark
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder

Monday, October 29, 2007

Baby Shower Gift

I'm going to a baby shower tomorrow night. I made a mini-photo album in an Altoid tin. I decided to take Lindsey's advice on "giving your present presence" so I made this cute 2-5-7-10 box to hold the tin. Click here for the tutorial from SCS.

Stamp Set: Riveting (retired SU)
Paper: Darling Doodles DS, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Ribbon

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sketch Challenge

Here's the sketch challenge for this week. I wasn't thrilled with it at first - I'm not really a Soft Sky sort of person. But, the more I look at it - the more I've grown to like it!

Stamp Set: Seeing Spots
Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DS
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Old Olive Button, Old Olive Brads, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Feeling Fowl?

Here's another card from the "Dog-Gone It" set! I think this is my new favorite stamp set! I hope it will bring a smile to someone's face when I send it.

Stamp Set: Dog-Gone It
Paper: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Cutie Pie DS Paper
Ink: Staz-On Black, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Water Color Paper, Aqua Painters, Clear Button, 1" Punch, Embroidery Thread

Monday, October 22, 2007

Dog-Gone It!

I've been wanting this stamp set for a while so I splurged and treated myself!

Stamp Set: Dog-Gone It
Paper: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Darling Doodles DS
Ink: Staz-On Black, Basic Black
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Water Color Paper, Aqua Painters, Watercolor Crayons, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October Club Meeting

Here are the projects for the October club meeting. Let me know what you want to do, and I'll get everything prepared! As always, you can get two cards or 1 scrap book page. Anything extra is $2 each. Our meeting is on th 16th at Jennifer's house.

Fall Shaker Card

Stamp Sets: With Gratitude
Paper: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Apple Cider
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cello Envelope, Beads (from Michael's), Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Button

Autumn Leaves Card

Stamp Sets: With Gratitude, Give Thanks, Sanded
Paper: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, More Mustard, Real Red, Naturals Ivory
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Slit Punch, Linen Thread

Express Yourself Scrapbook Page

Stamp Sets: Bud Basics, Big Deal Alphabet, Best Friends Alphabet
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Darling Doodles
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Photo Corner Punch

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Color and Sketch Challenge

I combined this week's color and sketch challenge from Split Coast Stampers.

The color challenge was to use Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, and River Rock.

Here is the sketch challenge:

Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Sanded, Warm Words
Paper: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Apple Cider DS
Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Chocolate Chip & Blue Bayou Ribbon

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Give Thanks Folder Card

I finally got brave and did Beate's Weekend Challenge. She's a really neat scrapper/stamper - her URL is http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ The challenge for this weekend was to create a file folder card.

Stamps: Give Thanks
Paper: River Rock, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, Apple Cider DS
Inks: Really Rust, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Round Tab Punch, Wild Wasabi Double Stitch Ribbon, Aqua Painters

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sunflower Fun

I know, I know! I promised to be better about posting. I've gone on a couple of trips since my last post, and I've finally found time for my favorite hobby! This is a card that I made for a friend who is getting ready for a special spiritual renewal journey.

Stamp Set: Give Thanks
Paper: Soft Sky, Really Rust, Fall Flowers, Watercolor Paper
Inks: Summer Sun, Really Rust, Garden Green
Accessories: Soft Sky Double Stitich Ribbon, Double Rectangle Punch, Aqua Painters

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Shaker Card

It's been quite a while since I've posted. I've been overwhelmed at work, and I was out of town last weekend. Things should calm down in a couple of weeks (hopefully!)

I was able to practice a couple of techniques on this card. First, it's a shaker card so that was fun putting it together. Second, I used the aqua painter and watercolored the turtle.

Stamp Sets: Silly Sealife, Warm Words
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava, Darling Doodles DP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Rich Regal brads, Tag corner punch, Aqua painter, beads (from Michael's)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Stamp Club Projects For September

Here are the projects we will be doing at the September Stamp Club meeting. Let me know which ones you want to do !

Card #1
(CASE from Split Coast Stampers)
Stamps: Batty for You, Best Friends Alphabet
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Creepy Crawly
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Booglie Eyes, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch

Card #2
(CASE from Split Coast Stampers)
Stamps: Batty for You, In the Spotlight
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Markers


Stamps: Best Friends Alphabets, Seeing Spots
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Scraps
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Ribbon (to match scraps), Circle Punches

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Scrappy Monday Challenge

Lindsey issued a "Scrappy Monday" challenge. The task is to create a card made mainly out of scraps. It was fun to create something out of stuff that is normally thrown away! Here it is - I hope you like it!

Stamp: Big Deal Alphabet, Pick a Petal
Paper: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Darling Doodles
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Irish Feast

Every St. Patrick's Day, my parents treat friends and family to an outstanding feast of corned beef & cabbage. It has become a time-honored tradition that honors the Irish heritage of my grandparents who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1930's

Cool Slideshows!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Baby Brag Book

Here's a 6x6 brag book that I made at Lindsey's July Stamp Camp. Too cute!

Cool Slideshows!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Birthday Fun

Here is a birthday card that I designed for two of my nephews. They are three weeks apart so I thought i'd be lazy and make the same card for both of them!

Stamp Sets: Zoofari, Baroque Motifs, Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Stamp Pad: Ruby Red
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: SU Dimensionals, Pastels

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Harvest Festival

A co-worker of mine asked me to design a couple of cards for her church's harvest festival. She is going to make baskets containing the ingredients for each of the cards. I hope you enjoy them !

Card #1 Recipe:

Stamp: Sidekick Sayings
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Confetti White
Stamp Pad: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Double-Stitch Blue Bayou Ribbon, Ice Rhinestones

Card #2 Recipe:

Stamp: Sidekick Sayings
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Confetti White
Stamp Pad: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Buttons, Linen Thread

This is a fun card! The two buttons act as "clasps" to close it with linen thread.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Stamp Club Projects for August

For the August club meeting, we will be using the Baroque Motifs stamp set. I will provide the materials for either two cards or one scrapbook page. If you wish to do multiple projects (or more than one scrapbook page), there will be a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials. Please let me know by August 10 which project(s) you would like to do.

Card #1

I love Chocolate Chip! This card incorporates one of the new in-colors - Groovy Guava - with the Chocolate Chip colors.

Card #2

This card uses Purely Pomegranate and River Rock. It's a design that I "borrowed" from Lindsey Blackhurst.


The theme of this scrapbook page is "All About ...". It enables the scrapper to use not only pictures but other items that define the subject of the page. In this example, I used pictures of my nieces and nephews, parts of sudoku puzzles, and Sonic to help define me (I'm addicted to Sonic cokes!)

Welcome to the World of Blogging!

How exciting! My very first post to my very first blog. I'm new to all of this so everyone will need to be patient!