June 24, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!! It's hot but beautiful here in sunny California - definitely going to be some pool time for me today :-)  I love the summer, I hardly ever wear shoes except for maybe my flip flops so this card I am sharing today is perfect - it SPEAKS to me, heehee! This is another one from my stamp camp this past week - we had such a great time!  We used a fun set from the Summer Mini called Sunny Fun and it has such cute and fun images in them - like these flip flops!!! Don't you wish you owned a pair like these??!! LOL - we had a great time decorating them, everyone kind of did their own thing by either coloring or blinging or whatever they wanted to do! Some people even took them home and added a bunch of stuff - love that, it tells me they really liked the card!!! The patterned paper is from the main catalog and we have to say goodbye to it in six days! It is called Lap of Luxury and I used the heck out of this this past year - just love the colors, patterns, everything about it! The color combo for this card is one of my favorites: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, and Concord Crush with some Very Vanilla - YUMMO!!!!  The flower was made using our new three-way punches - can you believe one punch can do three different designs???! Talk about getting more bang for you buck - I totally LOVE these!!! We actually used both of them and layered them together! They are called the Doily Triple Layer punch and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, and they can both be found in the Summer Mini! And, of course no flower is complete without some bling so we added a rhinestone to make it pop!  Totally fun and easy to put together, this card makes me smile!!!!  If it makes YOU smile, and you want the products used here, you can shop in my online store or email me directly and I will be happy to place your order for you! Remember, the main catalog items are retiring in SIX DAYS, so don't wait to put that order in - get it now before it's gone!!! I am going to be stamping today and getting my class schedule ready for July - can you believe it is almost July already?? Time sure does fly by :-) I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned that includes some creative time and family time! Enjoy - and, until tomorrow, Happy Stampin'!!!!
Card Recipe
Paper - Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla card stock, Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper
Inks - Concord Crush, Blushing Blossom, Going Gray stampin' write markers and classic ink pads
Stamps - Sunny Fun
Tools - Eyelet Border punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones

June 23, 2011


Good morning all!! I hope everyone is enjoying some fun summer activities now that our kiddos are all out of school! I know mine are enjoying playing in the pool everyday which is nice - free entertainment, right in the back yard :-) And, since it has been over 100 degrees here everyday this week, it is getting a lot of use :-)  Speaking of water, I wanted to share another card we made at the SAS using the fun Summer Mini products.  I swear, this is my favorite mini EVAH - all that nautical stuff is right up my alley!!!  We actually used two different sets (well, three if you count the sentiment, lol) on this card.  The background stamping uses the anchor from The Open Sea set, which is soooooo amazing!!! And, the sail boat is a single stamp that is called Sail Away.  The patterned paper is also from the mini and is from the Nautical Expedition collection - super yummy, I have used TONS of it already, lol!!! The sail boat is stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock - I love this and have used it a lot lately, I just like the pulpy and old world look and feel it has! It is stamped in Not Quite Navy, edges are sponged, and then we sprayed the image with Frost White Shimmerz - yes, it makes it run just a tiny bit, which is what I love - it totally makes this card old-world! No ribbon but we did play with the super cool new Bakers Twine, again from the mini.  This one is the Cherry Cobbler/White but it comes in three colors and makes every project just pop!  And, to top the card off, we added one of those super cute Antique Brads - just love these!!!!!  We all loved how this one came out - it was definitely a crowd favorite!! I sure enjoyed making it!! If you are interested in having any of these products for yourself, you can shop in my online store or email me directly and I will be happy to place your order. Remember, ONLY SEVEN DAYS LEFT OF THE CATALOG SO MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ORDERS IN FOR YOUR LAST CHANCE STUFF! And, you can earn a GOLDEN TICKET from me which enters you into the drawing for two HUGE prizes!!!! Check back later as I reveal what those two are *wink*  I hope you all get a chance to spend some time creating - that is what is on my agenda today! I will be back tomorrow with another fun card we did in Stamp Camp, so until then, HAPPY STAMPIN'!!!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory card stock, Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler classic stampin' pads
Stamps - The Open Sea, Sail Away, On The Grow(the sentiment stamp)
Tools - Scalloped Trim Border punch, Sponge, Modern Label punch
Accessories - Bakers Twine, Antique Brads

June 22, 2011


Hi all! I hope you are all  having a fabulous week - mine has been busy so far, which I love because it keeps me out of trouble, lol! I wanted to share a card we made in my Stamp-a-Stack(SAS) on Monday night.  We made a mix of cards using retiring sets and some of the new sets from the Summer Mini, and it was a really fun night! This particular card using the retiring set called Fast and Fabulous, which is one of my all-time faves and I will be very sad to see it leave! I just love the two-step stamping method, and this set makes the images beautiful every time!  I love these colors together too because they just scream summer to me - they are Daffodil Delight, Riding Hood RedWild Wasabi, and Peach Parfait - YUMMY! The patterned paper is also one of my favorites and is retiring as well. It is from the Sunny Garden Collection - fits perfectly, right??! The sentiment is actually from the hostess level I set in the Summer Mini called Swirls and Curls Verses and has quickly become a set that I reach for very frequently - just really cute fonts and sayings in this set! You can earn this set by hosting a workshop or placing an order that is $150 or more - I love FREE dont' you *wink*  This card came together fairly quickly, which is good for a SAS since they are making lots of cards - this time they made 12, which was a good amount for the time allotted! I had a great time sharing this fun card and I hope you like it as well! If you are interested in ordering any of the products shown here (full list in the recipe below) you can shop in my online store or email me directly and I will be happy to place your order for you!  Remember, there are ONLY EIGHT MORE DAYS UNTIL THE LAST CHANCE STAMPS AND ACCESSORIES ARE GONE FOREVER SO ORDER NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!  I am now off to take my son shopping for golf clothes - I swear, this is the most expensive sport, lol! But, he loves it, so off we go! Enjoy the rest of your day and I will be back tomorrow with another fun card we made! Until then, Happy Stampin'!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper- Peach Parfait, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi card stock, Sunny Garden designer series paper
Stamps - Fast and Fabulous, Swirls and Curls Verses (hostess set)
Inks- Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight classic stampin' pads
Tools - Scallop Edge punch, Bitty punch, Scalloped Oval punch
Accessories - Daffodil Delight thin ribbon, Bitty Buttons