Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December Project Scrapbook

Well I know what my New Year's Resolution needs to be-wow-my last post was last month! Her's December's project Scrapbook-I was inspired by Embellished Emotions a book I've had for a few years, I wanted to do a masculine page with this black and white DSP from the Holiday Mini-

Monday, November 9, 2009

Project scrapbook-November

This month we are focusing on sewing on paper, This layout uses both machine stitching and hand stitching.
Using the sewing machine allows adhering the window sheets without adhesive showing through. I haven't been able to find the pictures I want to use on this page -I will be adding a Let it Snow Title. Class is this Friday-November 13th.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Build A Bear for Craft Club

These cutie cards are going to be samples for my after school craft club-they are 6th and 7th grade girls-eight of them. I want to give them some design freedom -but at the same time I bring the class to the kids so I have to be practical-last week I put out the papers for the girls to choose and all the pink was gone before the last of the girls picked so I knew I had to switch things up-fortunately the girls are very sweet so when I pointed out the some of the girls didn't get any pinks they pitched in and shared! I'll post a picture of that project soon. For this week I'm giving the girls-4 half sheets of kraft, one of Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Saffron, Regal Rose. a 4x4 square of each of the six DSP's from the Build-a-Bear collection and four envelopes. I'm toting along my Big Shot, 5 punches and 3 Dies-ink pads, blender pens, sponges, and markers as well as grid sheets. They will decide what to do with the supplies-copy my designs or make their own-they will have 12 dsp designs to work with and the four colors! These girls love to mix things up-I'm excited to see what they make! I pre-cut the whisper white circles but they will do the rest! I'm going to bring along glitter and two way glue pen and only bring it out if they finish early-We have an hour and a half and we ran over 10 minutes last week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tree in a Box!

I thought this die was too hard to deal with-I'm changing my mind-this was so fun to make-I don't have this die yet -we went to a meeting held by an upline-Jan and she gave us a challenge to turn this tree into a project-well I had been working on little projects for my craft club at GMA and was inspired to put the tree in an explosion box-had to alter the usual pattern to get the tree in but I think it came out very fun! This merry moments paper is lovely-so traditional and nostalgic. The Old Olive and Real Red and Chocolate Chip are so great to work with. Gets one in the mood to deal with Christmas-sort of! Might take more then super cute paper!

Sketch Class

Hi! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted-guess the start of the school year kicked my butt. Here is the Splitcoast sketch that I gave for home work-and the three cards I did as home work. I think these three have been my favorite so far!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Butterfly Swap

Here is one of my swaps from convention-The circle was done with the embossing folder then sanded the high points to create the white the butterfly is a new punch from SU the color is Real Razzelberry and whisper white. The flower on the butterfly is the three flower punch-I use this more then I ever though I would. I ran the butterfly through the embossing folder and layer two on top of each other to give it dept- doesn't show much on the scan. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Technique Class for August

Here is the technique I did for August with my class, all products are Stampin' Up! This has been a popular technique to use with this stamp all over the internet world so thanks to everyone that showed off their version. This new embossing folder makes a great easy background. This technique uses shimmering white card stock and aqua painters with classic inks regal rose, pretty in pink and so saffron. Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I have just finished up at the Stampin' Up convention in Salt Lake City Utah! It was such a blast! So much to see, do and learn!

First things first-I apologize for not keeping up with the blog sistahs the last week-I had planned to blog from convention but the internet access was not what I hoped for-it wasn't free and it wasn't wireless so in protest I refused to use it-I'm sure the Marriott corporation really cares-not-but at least they don't have my money. I'll be choosing a different Hotel next year. I'll blog more about convention later.

These three cards are from my new Sketch class. I designed this class to encourage customers to try new things and to dust off products they have been purchasing and not enjoying out of fear of diving in and designing on their own projects. Each participant made these three cards designed after Sketch on Splitcoast. I tried to show how one sketch can appear very different when different products are used. They also took home a sketch to make at home and bring back to share at the next class-a challenge so to speak.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stained Glass Technique

Well I've been off my blog for too long-I had a wonderful trip to the West Coast for 12 long sunshine days. I came home to lots of catching up, weeding and work.

This card was one I did a couple weeks ago for my techniques class that meets the first Wednesday of the month-it is Stained Glass technique-which basically means it's velum paper embossed and colored from the back with Stamp and write markers by SU!, then it is layered on white paper. I like this layout by the way-I just had the first meeting of my layout club. It went very well and I'm excited to have four fun new ladies join a class! This card uses four of the "in colors" -I love that they come in the markers now!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gorguss Girl for Emily

Here is a card I made to send to my Emily away at school.  I love Susan Wodcott's Gorguss Girls as anyone who reads here knows-my diverging from a SU stamp is an unusual occurrence.  I used some of the new "in colors" and the Razzle Dazzle stamp set.  The flowers are Hero Arts-I colored with Copics-I was experimenting with matching up copics to the SU colors-challenging!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DD Challenge-Gatefold Card

The latest Challenge for the DD group was to make a gate fold card-Well here it is! Inside and out side-The images are Sugar Nellies colored with copics.  The Paper and button and Die are all Stampin' Up!  

I finally got my All in on printer working!  Thanks to 5 hours of tech support from Epson and Apple yesterday!  What a Day started with a needle in my mouth (had a tooth filled) ended with tech support-you don't even want to hear what else I had to endure just suffice it to say-it weren't pretty!  Oh I made this card Sunday night so it was spared my ugly day!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Razzelberry lemonade-AGAIN

Okay-here is one more card using Razzelberry Lemonade DSP-are you sick of it yet?  This one does look different-there is no Razzelberry  I used papers that only show Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry.  I stamped the Razzle Dazzle stamp set on the textured card stock-I love that the in colors are available in 8.5 x 11 texture card stock!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Challenge Yellow and Purple card

I'm finally posting the challenge from a few weeks ago it was to make a card with a neutral base and purple and yellow of any shade.  All products are again the sneak peek for SU!  The Top note is DSP the Very Vanilla layer is stamped and sponged the Rich Razzelberry and Crushed Curry work just fine for purple and yellow.  

Friday, June 26, 2009


So one of the SS challenges was to make an ATC-I never made one before-so her is my first try!  I used all Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek products-"in color"'s papers and ribbon are yummy!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Well I haven't posted in a week-first I wasn't feeling well then my scan wouldn't work then my camera's memory card was corrupted!  Issues with technology continue but I did manage to scan this picture to share-It is of my scrappling-I did the pair-the square card and the leftover also known as a scrappling-and I put a magnet on it to make it a bookmark.  These are for my secrete Sister!  I used all Stampin' Up new to be released on July 30th products!  Including new "in colors".

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stationary Basket

Hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable weekend-We had a lovely visit in New Mexico -after the worst adventure getting there last week-Tuesday was not the day to be flying!  took us 18 hours to get from Philly to  Albuquerque.  So tonight I'd like to share this clipboard and magnetic clip-  The clipboard is SU!-I colored the edges and a border around the front with craft ink and a sponge dauber I was happy with how it turned out as far as helping it look more finished-I think this would look cute with a picture or memo clipped on it can hang on the wall or in a cubicle, the clip is from Walmart and I punched the hole for the ribbon with the crop-a-dile I used crystal effects to glue down the paper in the circular indentation then sealed it all over with a heavy coat of crystal effects!  All stamps, inks and paper are Stampin' Up!  I love this set of woodland animals-I'm so happy they made the new catalogue!  but I am sad this paper will be retiring, along with the Baja Breeze color that it features, although SU did say to hold on to our retired "in colors" so who knows what they have up their sleeve for next year!!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

More Stationary

These are two more of the projects from the stationary basket-this is two of the cards from the set of six and a journal with matching pen.  This is Bella Blue Paper-Very Vanilla and Not quite Navy along with Craft Paper!  One cool thing that I did was for the piece of paper over the top of the book I ran it through the xyron with laminate/adhesive so it was more durable and had greater flexibility.  The ribbon is not on the cards it's around the box.

Friday, June 5, 2009

End of the Year Gifts!

If you've been wondering where I've been the last few days-here is your answer-making end of the year gifts-Reilly wasn't any to happy about delivering-she wanted nothing to do with them-especially since I put Love You! on the tags for the librarians and the school secretary.  I found these notebooks in the art store they had simple paper covers on them and have thick cardboard backing-all I had to do was tear off the covers and use them as a template for scoring-I used the cover weight DSP from Stampin' Up!  I am so happy to have found these acetate boxes the larger note books fit right in them!  I couldn't take pictures of everything before I sent it out Reilly was was too cranky-I had to bribe her with a mani and pedi to get her to deliver-poor baby is so shy-sad thing is she gets it from me-notice I'm not delivering the gifts!  Do as I say not as I do!  Ugh!

Monday, June 1, 2009

more stationary

The next set of cards was this blank inside set of 6.  Close to cocoa and very vanilla card stock close to cocoa ink.  They are simple but elegant-I put just a touch of glitter on the center of the largest flower.  This background stamp is retired but one I won't be parting with soon!

Stationary Basket

Well I have been very busy stampin' the last week-I had a class last wednesday night -then I had to have a handmade basket of stationary put together for the Beef and Beer this past Friday night.  I will post over this week pictures of the contents of the basket.  Here is the first set of cards-it's a set of six Birthday cards-all products Stampin' Up!  except the acetate box.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blogger Group Challenge

The latest challenge was to make a red white and blue card-here she is!  Real Red, Brocade Blue and Whisper White.  the main image is from Sugar Nellie-These came to me by Royal Post...I had such a moment of weakness when I saw these-reminded me of my own scraggly-haired girls.  Colored with copics and sponged with Classic ink old olive and bliss blue.  

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Whiff of Joy 2

Here is the Second set of Whiff of Joy cards I did again colored with Copics-everything but the image of the girl is SU!  I sponged Classic ink around her to give a background of sky and earth.  my daughter loves these Whiff Stamps.  I feel like such a traitor.  ugh! the guilt.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Whiff of Joy

I have been dying to play with the meager 12 or so Copic Markers I bought at the art store-but I didn't have and good stamps to color so I finally broke down and ordered some non-Su stamps-and here are my first attemps-every thing except the image of the girl is SU! and she is colored with Copics-I only have a few random colors so I had to get inventive with my DSP-all in all I'm okay with how I did so far.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Secret Sister Challenge Card!

Challenge week three is to make a Birthday Card-Well I knew right away I wanted to use my new cupcake die cut set for the big shot!  I sent the cupcake base through the Big shot with an embossing plate and I think it looks super cute!  Close to cocoa and pink pirouette for the cupcake and Regal rose for the card base and candles.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

SS Challenge week two-

Week two's challenge is to make a box or bag that you never made before-well I had this match box die sitting around for a couple months and hadn't touched it-I mad it from SU's new cover weight DSP-it's so great for this type project-I made this and went right on line and ordered more pattern's!    The flower is also cut from the same heavy weight paper and it curled beautifully with the bone folder and held it's shape!  The paper is chocolate chip and soft sage and the tag is a rub on-it says happy day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kristi's Challenge

My Blogging group has a regular challenge-this week was Kristi's turn to host-her challenge was to alter something-and make a holiday theme.  Since I need instant gratification I had to pick the next closest holiday and That was Memorial Day-will also be good for Independence day!  I altered 7 4x4 coasters covering them with real red and brocade blue DSP from some hostess packs I had left from last year, I cut the letters on my Cricut with the Mickey Mouse Font cartridge, the stars are from the Simon Upper Chipboard Letters from SU!  I inked them with Whisper White craft Ink and heat set Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the craft ink.  The blue ribbon is some old stuff from my scrap stash-non-SU!  and the striped gross-grain is SU!  I used the mat pack to help me place the holes and punched them with the crop-a-dile.  Everything is adhered with SU! glue stick except for the chipboard for that I used our Tombo multipurpose adhesive.  I drew in the little stitching lines with SU!'s white gel pen.