Monday, August 31, 2009

I have been meaning to post the pictures of the rest of the cards from the Crazy for Cupcakes class, but I have not got around to it yet. I have not been feeling very well lately, and have been very busy, so posting has really slipped from my to do list.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Black StazOn
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes Class

Recently I did a class with the stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes. When this set first came out, I didn't really think much of it. I thought, how much can you really do with a couple cupcake images and a balloon. But after seeing so many great samples with it, I finally broke down and bought it, used it a bunch, fell in love with it and decided I just had to do a class with the set. It really is so versitile. This is one of the cards that we made at the class. I cased this idea from Tessa at You can't tell in the picture, but I added Crystal Effects to the cherries. I just love this stuff, it really adds to a card. I love this colour combination. I tend to use Old Olive and So Saffron quite a bit and now Basic Gray has been added to my go to colors.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Black StazOn, Old Olive Marker, So Saffron Marker, Basic Gray Marker, Real Red Marker
Cardstock: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Whisper White, Old Olive DS Prints
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Effects

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spotlighting Trees

This is the third card we made at the spotlighting class. I love this card. I think I might use it for one of my Christmas cards this year. I cased this card from Maggie's Mommy at It is hard to tell in the picture but I put dazzling diamonds on the popped up tree. This just adds so much to the card.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Many Merry Messages, Sanded
Ink: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Always Artichoke Brads, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Monday, August 24, 2009

Spotlighting Cupcakes

This is the second card we made at my spotlighting class this month. I cased this card from Dawn Griffith, I just changed the colours and the layout a little bit (not much, just moved the ovals). She is very talented and comes up with lots of great ideas, if you haven't checked out her blog, you really should, click here to go to her blog.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Cupcakes Wheel
Ink: Black StazOn, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, White Gel Pen, Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Spotlighting Class

I have really been slacking on keeping this blog updated lately. The past few weeks have been very busy and stressful and when I get home at I night I am just wiped out. Last weekend I started my monthly classes up again. It was so good to get together and stamp with others again. I have missed the classes. The technique for this class was spotlighting. The first card we made was cased from Linda Heller at Stamping School. I used the same colours and just changed the stamp set.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Bordering Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Antique Brads, 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Day Late

I promised I would post the card I made for my husband's birthday yesterday, but that did not happen. I hadn't been feeling very well most of the weekend, and yesterday after the birthday party at my in-law's I came home and just crashed on the bed. I spent the rest of the day laying down, not a very exciting birthday for my husband. I hope you will forgive me that I am a day late but here is the card that I made for my husband.
Anyone who knows him, knows he loves fish. When I first saw the set Ocean Commotion and it had a fish that looks like an Angel fish, I knew I had to get it. Angel fish are the reason my husband first started an aquiraim and it is the main fish in our biggest tank. I say biggest because we have three tanks. Yes you read that right, 3! One in the living room and two in dining room. And yet my husband had the nerve to ask me for another fish tank for his birthday, however that did not happen. We only have so much room. I did promise him I would think about it when the basement is finished. Maybe he will change his mind by then :)
Anyways, here is the card:

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Ocean Commotion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Bashful Blue DS, Whisper White
Ink: Black Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, White Jumbo Grommet, Black 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Scissors Plus

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dotted Flowers

This week has been a long week already and it is only Wednesday night. I can't wait for the weekend for a couple of reasons. This Saturday my Stampin' Up! classes start again and second I don't have to go to work for two whole days. I haven't done much stamping recently because I have had to bring some work home at night, so I haven't had much time and once I finish the work, I have been so tired. Tonight I did make a card for Andrew's birthday this weekend, which I will share on his birthday. For now, I do have a card to show you. I am so glad I was able to get alot of cards done during my holidays because I still have cards to show you even though I haven't stamped much. I love today's card. If you have been reading my blog for a while you know I love the Fifith Avenue Floral set, so it should be no surpise that I used this set again. This was such a simple card to make. After I stamped the main floral image randomly on the card, it looked a little plain so I decided to add little doodle dots with the white gel pen, I was only going to do a couple of the flowers, but I loved the way it was looking and decided to go ahead and do the rest. I love the way it turned out. The only thing I would change, is the way I stamped the saying, next time I would probably stamp it on another piece of cardstock and pop it up with dimensionals, but again that might be just because I love dimensionals and I didn't use any on this card.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Black StazOn
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Basic Black
Accessories: White Gel Pen, White Organza Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cool Down On A Really Hot Day

The last couple of days have been extremely hot here, in the 30's but with the humidity feeling like the 40's. So I thought what better card to show you today was a card that reminds us of the cooler weather. When it is extremely cold, we are always looking forward to the heat and when it is extremely hot we wish it was cooler. So maybe thinking about snow will cool you down a little. I made this card when I was on holidays in July, I was trying out the reflection technique. I did a couple cards with this technique, this one is not my favourite, but I think it turned out okay. I hope to do a future class on the reflection technique, so I can't show you some of the other cards I did because they will be for the class. Now the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Big on Christmas
Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red Marker, Old Olive Marker, Pumpkin Pie Marker
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Top Note Die,
Window Sheet, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Best Ever Scrapbooking

Two things that have made my scrapbook so much simpler are: Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin Kits and my Cricut. I have used both of these items for pretty much every page I have made recently. They just make scrapping so much simpler for me. I love them!!! Here are two more birthday pages I created recently using the Best Ever kit. As you can tell, I am not one to do alot of journalling. Really how much can I say about a birthday party, basically every time is the same, the family gathers at the in-laws, the birthday person or people, open the gifts and that's the party. I figure as long as I have the dates and who's birthday it is, I am good. Simple and to the point, that's the way I like things. For the David page, I actually pulled out some of my alphabet stamps I haven't used in ages and stamped eached letter on the squares with Black craft ink.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Faux Ripped Paper

While I was on holidays last month, I spent alot of time in my stamp room. The goal was to try some techniques I have never attempted before. Most of them were alot easier than what I thought they would be. I was really surprise, because when you see the samples, some of these techniques look really hard to do. Over the next little while, I will be sharing some of the cards that I made. The card below was inspired by a card I saw on Dawn Griffith's blog. She calls this technique 'Faux Ripped Paper'.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing
Ink: Mellow Moss, Regal Rose, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Glossy White
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Black Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals