July 7, 2007


Happy Saturday everyone! Although, I have to say, now that I don't "work" anymore, the weekend does not seem to hold as much importance as it once did - I am sure that will change once the kids start school again though! I thought I would try my hand an Beate's card challenge which was a joyfold card. I love Beate's creations so I hesitated to post this but then I decided WHY NOT??!! So, here it is:

I had never done one of these before so I was quite excited that I managed to put it all together and make it work :-) I am a very visual person and Beate does a wonderful job of providing stepbystep pics in her tutorials. Love that woman! Check out her blog if you haven not already done so - she is amazing! Anyway, back to the card. For the base I used wild wasabi, and the cover and the inside are done using the baroque patterned paper (love it!) The flap is made with river rock which on the outside is stamped with the flowers from the baroque motifs set. The center flower is stamped in versamark and embossed with clear emboss powder and accented with dazzling diamonds. The smaller flowers are also stamped in wild wasabi both on the inside and outside of the flap. Then I stamped the large doodle in wild wasabi and added some glitter highlights on the inside of the flap. I paper pierced around every part of this card - I can't help it, I love doing it! Then, I stamped the last flower in the set on wild wasabi paper in the same color, cut it out, popped it up on dimensionals, and added one of SU!s new circle rhinestone brads (I used the green ice). Voila - finito! I think it turned out okay, but most of all, I am happy that I gave it a shot! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

July 5, 2007


Good morning all! I finally had a little time to stamp and decided to make a card for a good friend of mine who I feel like I have neglected this last month with all the craziness in my life. I won't tell you who she is right now since I want it to be a surprise, BUT I will tell you she is an uber talented stamper, a great cheerleader, and a wonderful friend! Here's the card: I finally got to play a little with my new stamps from the new catty - I was very excited about that! I
really like the new baroque set so I decided to use that one. I could not choose between groovy guava and purely pomegranate paper....so I used both! I think it actually works well together - what do you think? I used groovy guava for the base and stamped the little flower in the set all over in the same colored ink. I then stamped the big doodle on the purely pomegranate in versamark, added some embossing powder, and broke out the heating tool. It is gorgeous IRL, I promise! I paper pierced the edges and used my white gel pen to faux stitch. Then, using one of the other flowers, I stamped it on the groovy guava in the same color ink, used my blender pen and added some accent of purely pomegranate, cut it out, and mounted it with dimensionals (I love these!) Using my large oval punch on groovy guava, I cut it out, stamped a sentiment from the set vases in vogue (hostess set that I LOVE!) in purely pomegranate, added a brad from the vintage set, popped it up on dimensionals, added some stickles for some sparkle (I couldn't help it) and I was done! I really like how this card turned out and don't think the pic gives it justice BUT more importantly, I hope my friend likes it as well since it is in the mail and on the way to her! Have a stampin fantastic day everyone!

July 4, 2007


I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday. It is always hard to do when it falls right smack in the middle of the week! We are having a quiet day here - we will watch the fireworks tonight but I have been under the weather the last couple of days and don't really feel like doing much. It's just me and the two little ones and they are off playing with their friends so maybe I can find some stamping time today! Here is a card I made in honor of the holiday. Very simple card using the retired patriotic set (I really like this set though). I wish it was still around! Anyway, I hope you like it!

Recipe: All supplies stampin up! unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamps: Land That I Love
Accessories: Real Red Ink, Brilliant Blue Ink, black stazon ink, slit punch, large oval punch, white gel pen, paper piercer, dimensials, real red adn brilliant blue brads, real red stampin write, sponge