September 27, 2008


Well, not really - but I am off to the Salmon Festival today and hope to sell all my treasures - LOL! These are the invitations I made to match the gift card and tin I shared with you yesterday! I thought it would be cute to have a whole matching set, and this Ahoy Matey pirate set is just perfect for this! The Designer paper is retired but everything else on these cards is current - I just love the stripes on this paper, it reminds me very much of pirates for some reason! Anyway, gotta run so if you have any questions, let me know but for now, I will post the recipe below!! I hope everyone has a fabulous Saturday!

Card Recipe:
Paper - Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock
Inks - Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps -Ahoy Matey
Accessories - 1 3/8 inch and 1 1/4 inch Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Real Red Narrow grosgrain ribbon, Brocade Blue buttons

September 26, 2008


It's time for the Friday Stamp Something Challenge and this challenge is super easy because it leaves it wide open - all you have to do is STAMP SOMETHING!! Yep, do anything you like as long as you have stamps on it. So, I decided since I am making all these craft fair things that I needed to use these cd cases that I have been holding on to forever. I decided to turn this into a gift card holder that includes a card and give it a by theme! I had a lot of fun with this and think it would make a great gift for that special little boy in your life be it your son, nephew, grandson, whoever!! What little boy doesn't love pirates (hey, what gal doesn't love Jack Sparrow??!!, LOL!) So, this first picture is of the front of the case and yes, I used retired SU! designer paper because I thought it would be a good use for it to make all my craft fair items and this paper is perfect for pirates! And, I could not resist adding some dazzling diamonds to my treasure chest - every treasure has a little bling, right?! This second picture shows the cd case when it is open - on the left side is a pocket that holds the 4x4 birthday card inside and the right side is a pocket with a gift card holder for that special gift that every kid loves (well, and adults, I mean, let's be honest!) I used a lot of primary colors in keeping with my masculine theme and love the way it makes the dp pop! And, I got to use some of my retired ribbon as well since it goes so well here! This last pictures shows a close-up of the birthday card that I made to go inside. I just love my Ahoy Matey set and this little pirate is adorable! I did paper piece his shirt to match he dp - could not resist those stripes, lol! So, I hope you like my entry for the challenge today and make sure you hop on over to the Stamp Something Site and check out what the rest of the DT gals did, they ROCKED this challenge, and I mean WOW!!! And, make sure you upload your take on this week's challenge so we can all take a peek! Now, I am off to continure getting ready for tomorrow's craft fair, and I want you all to do me a favor: the next time you hear me talking about a craft fair, remind me of this one - LOL! And, any idea what one would charge for something like this project above? Any suggestions are welcome! Have a fabulous weekend all - I will be back tomorrow for a quick post before I am off to sell my wares!

September 25, 2008


Hi all! Can you believe it is Thursday already - sheesh, this week is flying by, and I am NOT ready for my craft fair on Saturday either!!! Why did I do this to myself???? Oh well, no sleep until Sunday for me - LOL! So, here is the card I did for this week's sketch! Hah - not a Christmas card, but it IS a holiday card, lol!! Pretty simple card really, but the sketch called for simple! Lots of scallops but only one stamp!!! So, if you want to play along, pop on over to Tamara's and check out the sketch!! Also, make sure you see what the other DT members did, they are all fabulous!!! And, if you want to play along, make sure you upload your link to the site so we can all check it out! Now, I am off to finish some projects - again!!! So, I will leave you with the recipe and I am outta here! But, check back tomorrow, I have something special to share for the Stamp Something Challenge. See ya!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White Card stock, Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper
Inks - Basic Black stampin' ink
Stamps - Curly Label Set
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Earth Elements buttons, Curly Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

September 24, 2008


this stamp set and matching punch!!! There was no way I wasn't using this in my Christmas card class, it's a perfect set for it! It's the Curly Label punch and matching stamp set and I love it!!! We made three more cards using this punch and set plus some vivid Real Red against that awesome Bella Rose. And, I could not resist using my Big Shot again. On this first card, I used the giant Scallop circle, and just trimmed off the top so it would lay right up against the edge of the card. The sentiment was stamped twice, once in Riding Hood Red, then Kiwi Kiss, so that we could cut out the center oval and pop it up on dimensionals for a really nice look! Simple, but pretty, don't you think?
The second card also uses a die from the Big Shot - yep, I used the Top Note Die again, I couldn't help myself - and truth be told, the gals loved it! We used the same sentiment stamp on this one, but flipped the colors around, and added some brads to the ribbon just to give it some pop! Yummy!! I just love how all the greens we have can be mixed and matched together to create a beautiful look - and they look so good agains that red! The third one does not use the Big Shot but we did use the new felt flurries that are available one week from today out of the holiday mini catalog. You get a lot of them too - and they are all different, just like real snowflakes, lol! For this one, the sentiment is actually two different stamps, again using the two differing colors, and again, adding some more brads. I loved the way these three came out, these are my favorite colors together at Christmas time! So, are you sick of Christmas cards yet? I hope not although I am giving you a break since tomorrow I will be posting my sketch challenge for Tamara. Well, I am off to stamp some more projects for the craft fair this weekend - I have no idea what I am supposed to have for one of these things, so I am totally winging it - I hope it's all worth it, lol!! So, I will leave you the recipe and hope to see you all back here tomorrow - toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red classic inks
Stamps - Curly Label set
Accessories - Old Olive, Rose Red brads, Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Top Note Die, Large Scallop Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Curly Label Punch, Real Red Ribbon, Little Felt Flurries, Ticket Corner Punch, Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon

September 23, 2008


Hi all!!! I have some more Christmas cards to share today - no, I am not trying to rush the holidays, but since I taught a Christmas class, I have lots of holiday stuff to share, lol! I realized after looking at my cards that I did not share the other two that belonged with the first one I posted of the cards we made so I thought I would share those today. If you recall, in this post I shared the first card of this set and I used the Top Note die. Well, here I used the frame that was left from the die cut to decorate my second card - and I really like the effect! I love the way it frames my tree, which is from the Snow Swirled set, currently on special for 15% off (if you NEED this, email me, I can help ya *wink*) and I just love it. The snowflakes are from the same set as is the sentiment. The second card uses all the same
stamps and paper, but the sentiment is actually from the set Heard from the Heart which has four absolutely gorgeous sentiments, one of which you see here! I am loving all the new holiday sets we have available right now - this one here will be available for order on October 1st in the holiday mini along with the papers I have been showing as well. So, off the stamp room to continue working on my projects for the craft fair on Saturday - never done one so it should be interesting. I mean, I did one with wood crafts but never paper crafts so I have no real idea what to expect. But hey, I am game to try anything - LOL! So, I will leave you with the recipe as I need to get my booty in gear or it will be just me sitting in my booth surrounded by....nothing,heehee! Toodles
Card Recipe:
Paper -Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Naturals Ivory card stock, Frosty Day Designer Series Paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip classic inks
Stamps - Snow Swirled, Heard from the Heart
Accessories - Top Note Die Cut (sizzix), Key Tag Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon

September 22, 2008


But, it's comin' - LOL! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! It went by really fast, I can't believe it's Monday already! I have three more cards to show you from my class, this one using the Christmas set Jolliest Time of the Year which I totally love because it is so whimsical. The first one I used the snowman image with my Pacific Point ink and card stock - I did not think I would like this color, but I am really beginning to see how pretty it really is! It looks great with the new Dp in the holiday mini called Frosty Day (perfect for the snowman!) and the Kiwi Kiss Card stock. The ribbon is also Kiwi Kiss. I used the sentiment from the Hostess Level I set called Best Yet - totally great because it has all sentiments in it which you can never have enough of in my book!
The second card uses the tree image from the same set, but stamped in Kiwi Kiss. It is stamped on Whisper White and I added some Tangerine Tango with my blender pen to make the tree stand out. Same sentiment, but this time I added a little bit of Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon to contrast with the vivid blue of the base card stock plus it goes nicely with that yummy dp! The third card also uses the Christmas Tree image, but I added a Top Note in Riding Hood Red - love this die cut, can't get enough of it, it just makes everything look better! I actually cut another one using Whisper White, cut it in half, trimmed the perforated edge off, and added that to the top to stamp the image on while leaving the red trim - purdy, huh?! And, of course, you cannot go wrong with Old Olive grosgrain, love, love, love it!!! The sentiment is also from the Jolliest Time of the Year set and is stamped in Pacific Point classic ink. It looks really rich on the red, much better IRL! So, I hope you all like these three - I will be back with three more tomorrow! Today I will be in my craft room all day preparing for the Salmon Festival this weekend where I will have a booth - whoohoo!! Only thing is, I have very little to have IN my booth at the moment so I have a feeling I will be quite busy this week - LOL! Off to get to work - smooches!

September 21, 2008


Hi all! I hope you are enjoying your weekend, mine has been super busy so far! Kayla had a soccer game yesterday and then I had my Santa in September class where we made 15 Christmas cards, three each of five designs - it was a lot of fun!!! So, I am going to share three of the cards that we made with you today - and stand by, I have lots of Christmas to show you now, lol! These were made with some of my new Holiday mini stuff - oh, how I love to be able to order early!!! And, I can tell you that this is the set that will be my Christmas cards this year....I think *wink* As you can see, we made three cards using the Cardinal Christmas stamp set, each with the same basic color scheme but looking very different! I love being able to show the versatility of one stamp set, and this one was a lot of fun to play with! The base of all three of these cards uses Riding Hood Red card stock and the rest of the card stock consists of Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Naturals White, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive - love these warm, rich colors together! For the first card, the main image is stamped in black stazon and watercolored with ink pads and blender pens, using a little stronger of the reds and greens (Ruby Red and Old Olive) to make this bird a little more bold. And, using that gorgeous Bella Rose Dp for the background was just a wonderful backdrop! The sentiment is stamped in Riding Hood Red classic ink and the leaves are stamped in Old Olive classic Ink. The second one is also watercolored with ink pads and blender pens, but we used the lighter reds and greens (Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss). This is also using the Bella Rose Dp, but just the flip side (gotta love double sided designer paper!) Both of these cards used the Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon as well, and I think it really made the cards pop. And of course, my Ticket Corner Punch is used on both of these as well, I just love that little thing! The sentiment and leaves on the second one are stamped in Chocolate Chip classic ink which looks great next to the Riding Hood Red card stock! The third one we stamped the image in Brown Stazon, but left the image natural (we also stamped it on Naturals card stock). Again, we used Bella Rose,and added a strip of Chocolate Chip card stock that we used the Scallop Edge punch on. And, just check out that ribbon - oh, it is the new yummy ribbon in the holiday mini and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon - and you get a HUGE roll of it!! It has all my favorite colors in it, and it pulls them together beautifully on this card! And, the sentiment is once again stamped in Chocolate Chip classic ink. Simple cards, but they really loved them and I am quite happy with them myself!! Tomorrow I will show you another three we made using a different stamp set - enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!!