Mar 25, 2009

For You

Color Challenge #211
Sketch Card Challenge #221

Good morning!!!! It's been a while since I posted, I have to stop and think how to do it, he!he!!!
I thought I'd make it up by doing two challenges on SCS. Here is the sketch and here are the colors:
Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, and Baja Breeze.

I am using this stamp set ...again. I cut it out and worked and made it work on the sketch which I thought turned out okay. The piercing I think was a great addition-What do you think?

Stamps: Soft Summer, Great Friend
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DSP Parisian Breeze
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive
Accessories: dew drops, striped gorosgrain Baja Breeze ribbon, Kiwi Kiss/ Vanilla satin ribbon
Tools: piercing tool, SU Lots of Tags die cut, CE, scallop edge punch

Thanks for stopping by.

Mar 18, 2009

So Kind

Sketch Card Challenge #220
Hello and Good morning !!!
As soon as I got this new set Soft Summer, I inked it right away. I wanted to create a different look-using the stamp image as background on SCS sketch challenge.

Stamps: Soft Summer
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Black Craft
Accessories: dew drops, double stitched Baja Breeze ribbon
Tools: Eyelet border punch,dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Great Friend

Good Morning !!!

I am really excited to show you these Great Friend collection using the Great Friend set from the new Occasions Mini catalog.
You can pre-order all these already assembled.

  • 4 full cards with envelopes
  • Card holder
  • 4 post-it notes with magnet backing
  • 4 magnets (2 x 31/2) in size
  • (DSP may vary)
  • copyright Stampin'UP
Cost: $25.00 plus S/H till March 24, 2009. Please e-mail me @
This offer is only in the US and Canada. Pre pay by Paypal.
Thanks for stopping by.

Mar 16, 2009

Love Coffee

FEB09VSNA-Sketch a Little Love

Hello everyone !!!
I finally got all the cards posted from VSN night.
Here are the challenges from A to S.
Follow the sketch, this is the basic card layout. It has the folded card which is the standard size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, a mounted piece of paper which is 4 x 5 1/4, one big circle and one big heart.Hope you like it a latte.

Stamps: Like it a Latte
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Ink: White Craft, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: red tafetta ribbon, brads
Tools: circle cutter, pirceing tool, scallop edge punch

I stamped the cup in Creamy Caramel paper and mounted the heart in dimensional and added a touch of glitter.

Dark Chocolate

FEB09VSNB- Dark Chocolate

The challenge - to choose your favorite type of chocolate, look at the color schemes pictured below, and make a card based upon the color scheme for that type.
I chose Dark Chcolate-Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal and Cameo Coral.

Stamps: Central Park, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: double stitched Chocolate Chip ribbon, brads
Tools: circle punches, CB and CB folder

For the main image, I stamped it with Apricot Appeal first,
then ink the image with Chocolate Chip to create the shadow.

Fave the Least

FEB09VSNC- Bittersweet Love
challenge to you is to take a stamp set you don’t like, and incorporate it into a lovely, luscious card.
This is the set that I least fave because I have such a hard time designing a card with it. And to my surprise it made it in the honor's gallery.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, DSP Parisian Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: dew drops, tafeeta chocolate dhip ribbon
Tools: dimensionals

The main image was stamped and stamped off .

Mar 15, 2009

All New

FEB09VSND- New Love

The challenge is to make a card using the new things you love! Everything on the card (except the cardstock and ink) should be new within the past two months or something you've been hoarding that you've never used before.

I used everything new-the jumbo brad,organza ribbon,new stamp set, and new DSP.


Stamps: Garden Greetings
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Kraft, DSP Urban Oasis
Ink: Basic Balck,White Craft
Accessories: organza white ribbon, jumbo brad
Tools: leaf sizzlit, Big Shot machine, dimensionals

Love Birds

FEB09VSNE- One True Love

The challenge is to celebrate your ONE TRUE LOVE by making a monochromatic card. Your card can use several shades of the same color, and one neutral, too.


Stamps: Bird ona Branch
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kraft, DSP Urban Oasis
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, White gel pen

Accessories: brads,double stitch chocolate ribbon
Tools: large and small oval punch

Split Negative

FEB09VSNF- Two Hearts Beat as One

The challenge is to create a card using the split negative technique. I thought I'd try this stamped image with this technique adding embossed die cut images.

Stamps: Organic Outlines
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, DSP Urban Oasis
Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Craft
Accesories: dew drops, kraft tafetta ribbon, grosgrain ribbon

Tools: circle punches, die cut embossing

Mar 13, 2009

Buttercup and Wesley

FEB09VSNG-As You Wish

The challenge is to make a card inspired by a quote from The Princess Bride.
This the quote that inspired me:
The Grandson: Is this a kissing book?
Grandpa: Wait, just wait.
The Grandson: Well, when does it get good? Grandpa: Keep your shirt on, and let me read.

I've seen the movie once or twice and I remember this part and it was a funny convesation.

Stamps: Love You Much

Paper: Whisper White,Riding Hood Red, Pink
Pirouette, DSP Candy Lane
Ink: White Craft, Riding Hood Red, Real Red
Accessories: tafetta Pink Pirouette ribbon, brads
Tools: CB and CB embossing folder, piercing tool,
heart punch, dimensionals

My Style

FEB09VSNH-You're my Obsession
The challenge-Use your obsession to inspire a card and create a card based on your obsession! Is it chocolate? Shopping? Stamping?
Who doesn't love purses?
There is very little stamping here, but I used quite a bit of punches to create these purses.

Stamps: Haute Couture
Paper: Kraft,Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DSP
Parisian Breeze
Ink: Chcolate Chip
Accessories: tafetta kraft ribbon, brads
Tools: punches

I used the new Parisian Breeze DSP which has some added texture to them. Love it !!!

Crayon Beauty

FEB09VSNI- Crayon Beauty

In this challenge we did the melted crayon background technique. I just use a regular kids green crayon. The effect is really cool.

Stamps: God's Beauty, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: organza ribbon, brads
Tools: wide oval punch

I love the new ribbon from Stampin' UP ; so soft and elegant.

Acetate Card

FEB09VSNJ-Window into my Soul
The challenge is to create a card that uses acetate or clear on the front or as the entire card. I love the way this came out, including the colors.

Stamps: Central Park, Three Little Words
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Oasis DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: narrow satin ribbon, brad, beads
Tools: Big Shot machine, sizzlit, dimensionals, acetate

The sentiment was stamped in the sizzlit tag.
The flower is from the Botanical Blooms Sale-a-bration set.

Clownin' Around

FEB09VSNK -Long Lost Love
The challenge is to find a LONG LOST stamp(s) give it a little squeeze, renew that friendship and then ink those babies up.This is the set that I used to love and was buried in my collection of stamps. I added the new sentiment for a different look.

Stamps: Clownin' Around, Define Your Life, Defining Alphabet
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise,Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Copic markers, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: tafetta ribbon, brads, CE
Tools: circle punches, EP, heat gun

I love using the Copic markers for coloring.
I am still learning some blending techniques.

Mar 11, 2009

Birthday Wish

FEB09VSNL A Wee Bit O' Love
The challenge I want to see your cutest and tiniest creations made with inchies.

RECIPE: Time to Party
Paper: Tangerine Tango. Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Tangrine Tango
Accessories: eyelets, grosgrain white ribbon
Tools: eyelet border, dimensionals

I added Crystal Effects on the balloons, use a DSP paper for the cupcake and raised it with dimensionals

Lady Needs...

FEB09VSNM I Heart Jack Bauer !

The challenge is to make a card inspired by YOUR CELEBRITY crush...I love his show 24 and I watched the whole series on DVD. This is an old stamp and do not even know who makes it.
The stamped image fits my 24 hero to save this lady in distress, he!he!

Stamps: unknown image and sentiment
Paper: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Accessories: brads
Tools: CB abd CB folder, dimensionals, heat gun and EP

Thanks for stopping by.


FEB09VSNN Love Starts with L

create a card using only items that start with the letter L , except for the card stock/paper and adhesive. (ex: Lavender colored CS or ink, Lilac colored CS or ink, lace, letters, linen, lilac flowers, leather, lines, etc.)Hope you like it.


Stamps: Wild About You

Paper: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Whisper White

Ink: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace

Accessories: grosgrain white ribbon, eyelets

Tools: square scallop punch, scallop edge punch

Tic Tac Love

FEB09VSNO The Joy of Love
The challenge is to make a joy fold card.

Stamps: A Happy Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding
Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: tafetta white ribbon, rhinestone brad
Tools: circle punches, scallop circle punch, dimensionals

The scallop circle secures the opening for the
fold. I used my snips for the scallops for a different look.

Mar 8, 2009


FEB09VSNP- Some man be Thinking of You

Here are the rules:
My challenge is to make a card that a MAN would send to any female (wife, girlfriend, mom … even sister, daughter, whatever).
1. Color combination: Kraft, Navy, Vanilla (or similar colors if non-SU colors)
2. No ribbon, no primas/flowers (Uh Oh). Feel free to substitute strips of DP or card stock, border punched or pierced – be creative in making faux ribbon. Have those floral punches? Use those to fill that “prima-need”.
3. 3 Brads … no more no less … (Not 4 - not 2)…3 on the whole card.
4. Your stamped image must be from Nature – as in Botanicals – leaves, flowers, trees, etc. (No adorable Hedgehogs or Bella’s, no Riley’s or House Mice, no Whiff's or Sugar Nellies, etc.)


Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds
Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: see above
Tools: piercing tool, crimper

This was such a fun challenge. I substituted the crimped strips for ribbon.

Three Little Words

FEB09VSNQ- Ode to Jimmi
The challenge is to make a card to someone that
means a lot to you. The colors red, pink and white
are not allowed and no hearts. Since I am not allowed to
use a heart, the sentiment says it all.

Stamps: Three Little Words
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Urban Oasis DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point
Accessories: kraft tafetta ribbon, dew drops
Tools: sizzlits tags die cut, wide oval punch, swiss dots folder, CB machine

I just use a blender pen to color the letter T and the flower.
It was fun to add texture in the background and love the new sizzlits die cut.

Thanks for stopping by.

Feathered Bird

FEB09VSNR- Tickle Your Fancy
The challenge - to use a feaher s in your card.
I did not have any feathers, so I used this bird
for the challenge.

Stamps: Bird on a Branch
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, DSP Parisian Breeze
Ink: Basic Black craft, Baja Breeze
Accessories: brads, fibers
Tools: dimensionals, EP

I did embossing on the bird and the tree branch.
I like the way these colors compliment each other.

From the Heart

This is the last card I made for the VSN. I used the Three for you Flower punch to decorate this heart shaped card.

Stamps: Holidays and Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, DSP Bella Rose
Ink: White Craft
Accessories: dew drops, 5/8 grosgrain ribbon
Tools: window punch,Cricut machine, scallop edge punch

I just love how this turned out with very little stamping.

Thanks for stopping by.

Following my footsteps...

 niece is !!!

This room was non existent before but in the last year or so, my niece has totally turned this room into her Craft Room. She has been adding her collection of Stampin' UP stamps exclusively and she has been also doing some handiwork on her Cricut machine.

She loves going to my classes and checking out my blog on a daily basis.

Her mom said she did not get any of her genes from her. It must be mine, he!he!!

I just love the red and black colors in this room.

She has done well organizing and putting everything in its place.

What do you think?

Mar 6, 2009

From This to This (A Second Look at ATC)

Hello everyone !!!
I know I have not posted anything
in so long. It is a combination of different
things that just kept me from going into
my blog and getting creative. I have some
projects that were lined up thet needs
finishing. This is one of the projects- an ATC
that I did for my group swap. It was stamped
using the Sweet Stems and with a few added
stickles and embellies-it is done.

Sweet Thoughts
Stamp: Sweet Stems
Paper: Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze and DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, White gel pen
Accessories: dew drops, striped Tangerine Tango ribbon, stickles
Tools: piercing tool, dimensionals, CE
I added some piercing on the DSP to match the main image and created a border in the bottom for the finished card.
Thanks for stopping by.
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