February 6, 2009


Happy Friday all!! Whew! I have been stamping like a fiend getting ready for tonight and I am almost there, lol!!! I incorporated today's Stamp Something challenge with one of my class samples since I am teaching a Valentines Day class and well, this week's challenge is Valentines Somethings!! It is sponsored by Whiff of Joy Stamps who is kind enough to provide a little something for one lucky someone who does this challenge! I went with my altered mailbox and matching card - I love these little tins and I managed to score a bunch of these on clearance at Target last year! Gotta love the dollar spot *wink* I used the ultra yummy new DP called Pink Flamingo - I am totally lovin' this paper and have used an entire pack already!! LOVE it!!! It has soooo many beautiful colors and styles!! Lots of embossing in this project too - the cards images are both stamped, covered in Versamark and Iridescent Ice, then heat set. Here is a better view of the card, you can see a little bit more of the details! I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for this card, and was soooo excited that I got to play with it! The two images on the mailbox are stamped in Rose Red Craft Ink, then heat set with clear powder. Love how it turned out!! Here is a better pic of just the tin - hope you can see some of the details, IRL it really did turn out well! It will be filled to the brim with assorted chocolate hearts and will go home with one lucky gal tonight! So, there you have it!! Now, I am sure you will love what the rest of the DT gals did as well so make sure you hop on over to the Stamp Something site and check them out! Remember, if you take part in this challenge, upload your link to the site so you can be entered into the drawing for a really yummy prize! Now, I am off to finish up stuff for tonight but I will be back tomorrow with a really cool two-page layout that is my Scrap Club project for this month!! Enjoy your Friday and have a fabulous weekend!

February 5, 2009


WOW!! Here it is, Thursday already and I am sooooo not ready yet for my Open House tomorrow night - LOL! I stamped all day yesterday and late into the night, and have some really fun projects to share with you all BUT today I am going to share my take on this week's sketch by Tamara!!! Fun sketch, so much you can do with this one!! I decided to go ahead and make a Valentine for my husband - I am feeling very proud of myself since I normally wait until the last minute for ANY family cards. Heehee, as much as I stamp, there is NO excuse but it happens all the time!!! But, this one will be waiting for a WHOLE week!!! Now, be sure to hope on over to Tamara's site and check out the rest of the DT gals because their projects are always sooo fabulous and inspirational - I swear, sooo much talent!! And, if you decide to give the sketch a whirl, please upload a link to the site so we can all check it out! Now, back to stamping, cutting, measuring, hah!! Another full day in the stamp room - is this really my job?? It is way to much fun to be a job!!! LOVE IT!!!! Have a fabulous day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Black, Rose Red, Riding Hood Red, Naturals Ivory card stock, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red Classic Ink, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps - Love You Much
Accessories - Heart Punches, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Rose Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer

February 4, 2009


Hah!! I bet that got your attention - LOL! Sorry for my lack of posting yesterday, I got caught up in reorganizing my craft room and it took waaaaay longer than I thought it would although it sure looks a lot better!!! I did have a little time to stamp late last night so I thought I would share one project I was able to finish for my Open House on Friday. This cute little Ghiradelli box was featured on SCS last week for their weekly inkling and I just love it!!! Beate always does such a great job on her tutorials! This little box and 3x3 card is made using the Sale-A-Bration Stamp sets Yummy and Polka Dot Punches as well as the yummy dp Delicate Dots that is featured. I know the colors are a little non-traditional but I really do like the softness and think this would be great for the man in your life. I took some different pics of the box to try and give you an idea of what at looks like from different angles although they aren't the best pics....they will at least give you an idea though. Here is the shot from the top - notice the flap tucks into the sentiment to keep the box closed? Love this! And, around the flap, I just added a little bit of ribbon to add some color. This next picture is a little hard to see because of the glare off the wrappers but you can see how the little chocolate squares fit neatly inside! Yummy, huh?! This was a fun and easy little project that I will demo on Friday night!! I am very excited about seeing all the ladies from all my different stamping groups - it is sure to be a really fun night!! Now, I am off to catch up on my blurfing and stamp some more of my class samples - Friday will be here before I know it!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

February 3, 2009


Hi all!! Sorry, nothing crafty to share today since I have been cleaning out my stamp room. I cannot believe how much STUFF I have!! So, I have decided to have a sale! Everything is at least 40% off the original price, whoohoo!! If there is anything you are interested in, just email me! Here is the link: Retired stamps and accessories Sale. I will be back tomorrow with something fun to show you - have a fabulous day!!

February 2, 2009


Happy Monday Mornin' all!! Yes, I have yet another Valentines Day card for you - both my workshops last week were Valentines based but this is the last one, lol!! At least for a little while! I have to say, out of all the ones we did, I liked this one the best - something about Chocolate Chip, Red, and pink really makes for a great combo to me!! Again, a simple but pretty card using the Love You Much set - I think this is one of my favorite sets out of the new catty! Soooo much you can do with it! And, of course I had to use the new eyelet border punch, love that thing!!! And, guess what yesterday was??!! The start of Sale-A-Bration - (SAB)WHOOOHOOO!!! Want to know the details? Check out this link and you can learn all about the benefits! All I know is you can't go wrong with FREE stamps - yes, I said FREE!!! So, this week I will be sharing with you projects made with the fabulous sets that can only be earned through SAB! I have several really cute things to share with you that I also will share with those attending my Open House this Friday night! We are going to have sooooo much fun - stamping, checking out all the new products, demonstrations by yours truly AND I will be doing a project demonstration on the Big Shot using some of the fabulous new dies now available!! In the local area and want to come? Just email me and I will give you the information! Now, off to stamp and get things ready for Friday - have a fabulous day!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink Card stock, Candy Lane Designer Series paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red classic ink
Stamps - Love You Much
Accessories - Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, heart punch, stampin' dimensionals, Eyelet Border Punch, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker