Monday, August 30, 2010

Christmas Share

Here is a card that I created for a Punch swap. I used Tags Til Christmas and Teeny Tiny Wishes. I also used the new Deck the Halls Designer Fabric as an embellishment. The colors are Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Oliver and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

CAS Christmas Share

Here is a fairly CAS Christmas card. It was CASED from a swap I received at convention. It uses the Elegant Lines Embossing folder, the new lace, and Perfect Punches stamp set. The colors are Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.

Thanks for stopping by. I am going to try to continue to post while TC is here, but please have patience with me if I miss a day or two.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday

It's Friday, so that means there's another sketch for you. Unfortunately, I don't have a card for you for this sketch. My fiance is home on his two week R & R from Afghanistan, so I haven't been creating much lately. Here is the sketch.

Again, I apologize for not having my creation, but you can see other ideas by going on to Angela's blog. And if you want to play along, be sure to add your creation to the homepage.

I do still have a share for you, just not using the sketch. Here is another simple Thank You card using Just Believe. The colors are Blushing Bride, Soft Suede and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

So Many Thanks!

As you can see, the voting has been extended and I just wanted to thank everyone for your support. Today's share is intended to do so. I used the stamp So Many Thanks. The colors are Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Whisper White. Notice the ribbon? It's the Basic Black wide grosgrain ribbon colored with the Melon Mambo marker.

Again, thanks so much!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DCBC 191

It's time for the Diva Coffee Break Challenge. This week it is a sketch challenge again. Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on the sketch, I rotated it. I used Ornate Blossom and Three Little Words stamp sets. The colors are Real Read, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Baja Breeze. I also used Greenhouse Gala DSP.

Be sure to check our home page for other samples and post your take on the sketch.  Thanks!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Better Late than Never

Well, here is today's share as promised earlier. It's a little later than I expected, but better late than never, right? This is another Christmas share using some accessories from the Holiday Mini, including the new  Designer Fabric, Candy Cane Christmas, the Northern Frost  snowflake strip, and DSP Candy Cane Christmas. The sentiment is actually from the Jolly Jingles roller. The colors are Baja Breeze, Real Red, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

Thanks for all your votes for the Royal Blog Tour! Due to some technical difficulties with the voting, they are trying to fix it and then will extend the voting timeframe. So if you didn't get a chance to vote, you still will. I will keep you posted.

Today is the Day

Today is the Day to vote for me. Please see ad below for more details. I will be posting a project later today, but it will be blow this ad, so you'll have to scroll down.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Vote Tomorrow

Hi everyone, sorry there is no project to share today. I just got home from being out and about and haven't had time to do much stamping, but I wanted to remind you all to vote for me tomorrow!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Last VC Rocks Blog Hop

Welcome to the last VC Rocks Blog Hop of the season. You probably just came from Veronica's blog. And if not, don't worry you can continue the tour from here. And if you get lost, the main page has a list of all participants.

My card uses the new BAB stamp set in the Holiday Mini, Season of Hugs, and the main BAB set, Beary Best Friends. The colors are Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Basic Black and Whisper White. Now I had trouble deciding if I should use the ribbon or not. So you can chose.

Ribbon or no ribbon? Let me know what you think.  And I have one small little project left to show you. This uses the new candy wrapper in the Holiday Mini and Wicked Fun DSP and the sentiment is from Wicked Cool.

Also, I would appreciate your vote on Tuesday.

And now your next stop is Patrice's blog. Hope you enjoy the tour!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Again!

It's Friday again and therefore Sketch Frenzy Friday! Here is today's sketch.

And here is my take on it. I used Awash with Flowers and Occasional Quotes. The colors are a plenty and are Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White. I also dug out my crimper for this card!

Again thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is Angela and if you'd like to play along, visit our home page.

One last thing before you go. Please read the flyer below and I would appreciate your vote. Thanks!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Today is a Clean and Simple (CAS) CASE. The first card is a direct CASE from someone (don't remember who, so if it's you let me know). And then I took the leftovers from that and created the second card. The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, and Whisper White. There is very little stamping, but the sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases. I also used the Floral Fusion sizzlit die. First, here is the direct CASE.

And here is the card that I created with the left over pieces and used the exact opposite colors.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget tomorrow is Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Diva Coffee Break Challenge 190 (DCBC190)

Welcome to the Diva Coffee Break Challenge 190. This week it's a color challenge. The colors are below.

And here is my take. The colors are as above, plus Whisper White and Basic Black. The stamp sets are Circle Circus and On Your Birthday.

Still have a couple of boxes left that need to be adopted too. Please let me know if you're interested. To see the other designer's designs, visit the main blog here. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lots of Layers Share

Here is a card that I created for Lots of Layers swap that I participated in. The requirements were 8 layers. I used Aviary and Three Little Words for the stamp sets. The colors are Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by. I am about half way to getting the six boxes to From Our Hearts, please consider donating. See the post on August 14, for more details.  Don't forget tomorrow is the Diva Coffee Break Challenge.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Christmas Share

Sorry for not posting anything new yesterday, six boxes took over my computer. I'm still looking for people to Adopt-A-Box though. More details are in my post here. Back to stamping, today's share is another Christmas share using A Cute Christmas and Candy Cane DSP. The colors are Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Real Red, and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Please help us get to the troops!  We just need $14.50 a piece to get mailed to From Our Hearts, where they will transform my contents and ship them to the troops overseas to provide them with cards to send back to their loved ones in the States. We really would like to be able help them out. Contact our owner for donation details, can be stamps and/or money.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Adopt a Box Campaign

I have six large flat rate boxes full of cards and card fronts that need to be mailed sitting in the middle of my living room floor. The first box contains cards and envelopes in plastic envelopes, which is how they get sent to the troops overseas. I quickly realized that I wasn't going to have time to do that with the rest of the cards, unemployed or not. So, I just started to fill the rest of the boxes to send to From Our Hearts and their volunteers (who will turn the card fronts into cards and prepare them to be sent to the troops over seas for them to send back to their loved ones). Some of you are familiar with the From Our Hearts program, founded by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator and the 2010 recipient of the "Heart of Stampin' Up!" award, Martie Shea. My next step is to mail them to Martie and her group and this is where I could use your help! I've recently been laid off and can't justify $60 plus to mail these off so I'm hoping that you may want to "ADOPT A BOX" for the Troops! I know there are many of you that would love to help, but just don't have the time with everything else life has to offer you, so here is your chance. How? Donate stamps ($14.50 per box), or money to purchase stamps, so these cards can be put to good use. If you are interested in ADOPTING A BOX or learning more about From Our Hearts, please contact me.

And for taking the time to read my plea for help, here is a quick card share too. This is also a CASE from a convention swap I received that I adapted for a monthly swap that I am apart of. The stamp sets are Printed Petals, On Your Birthday, and Teeny Tiny Wishes. The colors are Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by and helping with my cause if you can.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday

It's Friday and I'm shifting from owls to Christmas. But first, let me introduce the sketch.

And here is my creation. I used some new goodies from the Holiday Mini, available for purchase September 1. The stamp set is Cute Christmas and the DSP is Candy Cane Christmas. The colors are Baja Breeze, Real Red, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Angela's blog here and the main page to upload your creations.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Owls, Owls, and Owls

As you can tell from the sneak peak yesterday, I got the new owl punch! I'm in love with it too. I punched 32 owls for the card I'm going to share with you today. It's pretty much a CASE from convention. I used Word Play for the sentiment and the colors are Early Expresso, Peach Parfait, and Cherry Cobler.

Don't forget, tomorrow is Sketch Frenzy Friday! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm on a Design Team!

I guess you know my surprise now. That's right, I've been asked to be part of the Diva Coffee Break Challenge Design Team! Today is my first challenge and it's a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch.

And here is my take on it. The stamp set is Wicked Cool and the coordinating DSP is Wicked Fun Specialty Paper. The colors are Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, and Cajun Craze. See the impression in the Cajun Craze? That is from the Holiday Mini and is the Spider Web impressions folder.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Diva Coffee Break Challenge home page here to see the other creations and add your own!  Before you leave, I want to leave you with a sneak peak of what is to come tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Aviary Revisited

Remember this card? Well here is another card that I made CASEing myself. I have one more that I have yet to share with you too. But for now, this card used Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Old Olive and Whisper White. I also used the So Many Thanks single stamp for the sentiment.

I have a little surprise for you tomorrow, but you're going to have to wait until then. Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for my surprise!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Peaceful Season

Here is a card that I made with the set Peaceful Season that we received for from at Convention! The color combination really isn't my favorite, but it's River Rock, Crumb Cake and Early Expresso. I also used Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ink for the holly leaves.

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Thanks for you patience as I didn't get a chance to post yesterday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Petal Share

Hope you enjoyed all the creations yesterday that were part of Sketch Frenzy Friday. Did you post your own creation to the home page. If not, you have all week to do so. Today's share uses a lot of the new products. The colors are Pear Pizzazz, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, and Night of Navy. The stamp sets are Occassional Quotes for the sentiment and the flowers are from Printed Petals.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday Finally!

Okay, I'm back and here is the sketch.

Here is my creation. I used Playful Pieces and Elements of Style for the sentiment. I used the kissing technique for the butterfly wings. The colors are Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by and sorry about the delay. Again, the next blog to visit is Angela's and if you get lost you can head back to the main blog here.

Sketch Frenzy Friday Delay

Sorry guys, I totally forgot to schedule the post for SFF and I'm away from my computer this morning. I will post the sketch and my creation this afternoon. In the meantime go check out Angela's blog at Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friends Never Fade Share

Here is a card I created from an ATC that I also created for an ATC swap. Can you see what the ATC looked like before I attached it to a card? The stamp sets are Friends Never Fade and Occassional Quotes. Colors are Early Expresso, Marina Mist, and Whisper White.

Tomorrow is Sketch Frenzy Friday! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shoebox Swap CASE

Here is a card that I CASED from a shoebox swap that I participated in while at convention. I did this for a monthly swap that I participate in and the theme was fall. I used Autumn Days and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, and Naturals Ivory.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last Convention Swap Share

I don't know about you, but I'm about done with the convention swap share. But now you can see why I was so busy the weeks before conventions. There are a few more swaps that I created, but I gave them all out and didn't get pictures beforehand. This last one was for a Masculine Swap. I used Cute As A Bug. The colors are Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Convention Swap and a CASE

Today's convention swap share was actually a CASE from a Stampin' Success (a monthly magazine demonstrators receive). The colors are Old Olive, Whisper White, and Rich Razzleberry. The stamp set is once again, Just Believe.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

For You Flower Wow Share

Here is a card that I did for a Wow swap at convention. It may not look like a wow, from the picture, but the ribbon unties and there are more hidden elements as you open the flaps. The colors are Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray and Whisper White. The stamp set is For You Flower and on the inside I used Artistic Etchings (don't you wish you had the card in your hands to see the inside).

Thanks for stopping by. We are reaching the end of the convention swaps that I did, only a few more left! And then on to some new creations.