Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gift for Club Members

As promised here is a picture of the little gift that I gave to the members of my stamp club as a thank you for spending the year with me. The template is called 'mini pizza box' and I got it off of I filled the inside with a few pieces of ribbon, a bunch of different brads, and a small stamp.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Rose Red, So Saffron
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, So Saffron
Accessories: Fresh Cut Notes, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Silver Brad, Paper Piercer

Saturday, October 25, 2008

October Stamp Club

Today was the last meeting for the year of my stamp club. I am sad that it is over for the year, but am looking forward to starting another club up in the new year. I made a special little gift for each member as a thank you for spending the year with me. As I write this though I realize that I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I will make myself a note to do this and hopefully get it posted tomorrow. On to the projects we created today. The first project is a gift card holder. I got the template for this project from Linda Heller at

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Punches Three, Priceless, Upsy Daisy
Ink: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Marker
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon

The second card is a acetate card. This is the first time I have made one and I love the way they look. It works great for the a Christmas card, and I just might make some more for my personal Christmas cards.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Merry & Bright
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Glue Dots, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer

Monday, October 20, 2008

Nephew's Birthday

In July our family always has one big birthday party for our four nephew's. There are a few reasons for this. The biggest one is that three of the four nephew's all live out of town and we don't see them a lot expect for holidays and summertime. And it just really makes alot of sense to have the party in July because the birthday's are so close together. One is the end of May, two are the same day in June and the fourth is the very beginning of July. These are the cards that I made for the nephew's, for some reason when I did these cards I was really into putting their ages on the cards. I never noticed this until I was writing in them, but I put the ages on three of the four cards. The one without the number was for our 9 year old nephew.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Little Trucks, Celebrate Everything, Headline Numbers
Ink: Black StazOn, Ruby Red
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Ruby Red
Accessories: Google Eyes, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Fishy Friends, Celebrate Everything, Headline Numbers
Ink: Old Olive, Black StazOn, Real Red Marker
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

This card was cased from Jen Barrett at SCS.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: All Wrapped Up, All Year Cheer I
Ink: Black StazOn, Whisper White Craft
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots Embossing Dye

This card was cased from Wattle at SCS

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Spot On Wheel, Wild About You, Headline Numbers
Ink: Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Garden Green, Temping Turquoise, Only Orange, Whisper White
Accessories: Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cards from June

Okay I am a little late with showing you these two cards. I made them in June for two very special occasions. My brother was married on June 7th to a very nice girl named Liz. She really has become part of our family. And shortly after the wedding Liz graduated from University. So these two cards are the wedding card I gave them and the second card is the card I sent to Liz for her convocation.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks, Happy Harmony
Ink: Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

This card was cased from FLMommyof2 at SCS.
Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Little Layers Plus
Ink: Black StazOn
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Rose Red DS Prints, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: White Gel Pen

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Watercoloring has become one of my favourite ways to color stamped images. There was a time when I avoided using outline images because I hated having to color them in. However ever since I have learned how to use the blender pens to watercolor with both the watercolor crayons and the ink pads, I have started using my outline image stamps so much more. I am still working on mastering watercoloring with the Aqua Painter but I will keep working on it. Here is a card I made for a bunch of anniversary's our family celebrated this summer. I love this couple from Summer by the Sea. I tend to always use it for anniversary cards. I will be very sad when this stamp set retires. Let's hope that it doesn't happen for a long time.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Summer by the Sea, Hugs & Wishes, Sanded
Ink: Black StazOn, Versamark
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Accessories: Hemp, Corner Rounder, Blender Pen, Watercolor Crayons

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

World Card Making Day

To celebrate World Card Making Day on Saturday I held an open house. Everyone was invited to come and stamp with me, they could bring their own projects to work on, or for a small fee they could use any of my stamp sets and inks. I also had a couple make and takes ready. Even though I only had one person come it was so worth it. We had a great time making cards together and just chatting. Thanks Renee for coming. I enjoyed spending some one-on-one time with you.

Here are the pictures of the two make and takes we did:

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Celebrate Everything
Ink: Brocade Blue
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Apricot Appeal, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Glossy White, Green Tea DS Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon