Thursday, December 17, 2009

Inspired by LeAnne Pugliese

The minute I saw her card, I just ran to the basement (that's where the craftroom is; the 'puter is upstairs).  Super easy and lots of glitter.  Still had glitter on my hands when I got to work yesterday.  Cleaning teeth with glitter underneath my gloves almost made me feel like the Tooth Faerie...  :)

Anyhoo, so, quick & easy one again. 
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Lovely as a Tree (115026),  Much Appreciated (retired)
Papers: Kraft and Bravo Burgandy.
Ink: White Craft and Bravo Burgandy.
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds and 2 Way Glue Pen

Also added a link to LeAnne's gallery.  Go check it out!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Spotlight on Pam124

Yesterday's featuted stamper at SCS was Pam 124.  Her gallery is loaded with beautiful cards.  I'm adding a link to her gallery on my list.  Here's the card that inspired mine.  I used Irridescent Ice Powder to make the tree sparkle.  First, stamp your image in Versamark, cover with the powder, heat with tool and voilà!

Supplies: Stamp by SU! Season of Joy (110384)
Ink: Versamark and Craft White
Papers: Baja breeze (retired) and Whisper White.
Accessories: Irridescent Ice (101930), Organdy White Ribbon (retired), Little Felt Flurries , Red Gem by Paper Studio, Pop Dots, White Embossing Powder (109132).

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bermuda Christmas

A pretty simple card tonight as I had little time to make a few cards with a French greeting.  So glad I shipped my gifts to my family today.  Post office was super busy!!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Voeux en fête (retired)
Papers: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay.
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Red Brads by Paper Studio, 3/4 " Polka Dot Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (115608), Bigz XL Die Matchbox (114890) for tag, Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder and Pop Dots.

Also wanted to add a link to some digital Christmas tags that can be downloaded for free.  Here's the link
Thanks to Tracy Durcan for sharing the link.  These tags are so cute and fast to make!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day! 
A plus tard! (French for "see you later")

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Teenager Birthday Card

I feel bad I can't remember the stamper who inspired this card.  I spent a good 1/2 hour looking at blogs and I just can't find it.  So, I can't give credit where credit is due.  I'll update this post if I find it.
Anyway, pretty simple card here.  Hope you like it  :)
Stamp by Studio g.
Papers: Paper Studio, College Rule, Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Piercing Tool and Mat, Spiral Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Spotlight on Mrs Boz/ FS147

This week's featured stamper on SCS is Mrs Boz.  I have spotlighted her before but couldn't resist doing it again since she is such a wonderful stamper.   Here is the card that inspired mine.  I changed the colours and added a ribbon because I just love this gorgeous ribbon!  I also realize that the red gem is a bit out of the centre on the photo.  It is now fixed  :)

Supplies: Stamp by Brother Sister Design Studio.
Ink: Versamark
Paper: SU! Real Red, Whisper White.
Accessories: Small Snowflake Punches by EK Success, Large Snowflake by SU!, Irridescent Ice, White Gel Signo Pen, Red Glitter Dome by Mark Richards, SU! Organza Ribbon, White Embossing Powder and Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Spotlight on Ashley Cannon Newell

I have been a big fan of hers for quite some time and decided it was time to spotlight her work.  Here is the card that inspired mine.  This came together in less than 5 minutes.  I am including a link to her awesome blog.  Go check it out!!
Stamp by SU! Christmas Greetings (page 28, #115448)
Papers: Kraft, Patterned Paper Bashful Blue (retired)
Ink: Craft White, Versamark.
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (109132), Button from my old stash, Jumbo Snowflake Punch (page 187, # 116628), thread and White Signo Gel Pen (105021).

Stampin up! has a great selection of items on sale this week.  Click here to see them all and let me know if you'd like to place an order.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spotlight on Birgit/ FS146

Today's featured stamper is Birgit and she has an amazing gallery.
I chose this card for my inspiration piece. Clean and simple is what I needed.

Stamp by SU! Patterned Pines (Hostess set), Holidays & Wishes (retired)
Papers: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Whisper White.
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Pop Dots, Pearls by Paper Studio.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Spotlight on Jen Sannes (again)

I just love how classic this card is with the navy and silver.  Thanks Jen for the inspiration.

Supplies: Serene Snowflakes (115438-mini catalog) and Holiday & Wishes (retired)
Papers: Night of Navy and Whisper White
Ink: NIght of Navy
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint (116807- mini catalog), Silver Brads, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon (114616), Bigz XL Die Matchbox (114890) for tag, Sponge Daubers and Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Spotlight on Dawn Easton

Dawn is the featured stamper this week @ SCS.  Her gallery is full of wonderful cards and she has many with fun bright colours.  Here's the card I made inspired by this cute little number

Supplies:  Stamp by Craft Studio
Papers: K&Company's Berry Sweet, SU! Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White.
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon/Pretty in Pink (109067), Button from Autumn Leaves, Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Sunday!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #206

Today's inspiration challenge @ SCS is from Lorelie Kay Designs.  This is the piece I chose.

No stamping here.  Made the trees with scraps, added Liquid Pearls and Platinum Shimmer Paint around the edges.  Voilà!

Papers: Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series papers (116770), Whisper White, Kraft and paper scraps.
Accessories: White Signo Gel Pen, Ribbon (unknown), Liquid Pearls, Platinum Shimmer Paint (116807) and Corner Rounder Punch by Fiskar.
Have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Todays' challenge on SCS is to make a thank you card with a bird.  Simple enough!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Autumn Days (115452), Sincere Salutations (115068)
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive.
Papers: Natural Ivory (101849), Dusty Durango.
Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), Pop Dots,1 3/8 Square Punch (103375), 1 1/4 Square Punch (104400)
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Patterned Pines

Made these cards after seeing Heather's.  Love how she combined these not so usual Christmas colours together.  Very quick and easy to put together.

Supplies: Stamp by SU! Patterned Pines (hostess set), Season of Joy (110384)
Papers: Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue.
Ink: Versamark, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink.
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Buttons (Autumn Leaves), Pop Dots and Large Corner Rounder by Fiskar.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Colour Challenge #244 and Paper Towel Flower

Today's colour challenge over at SCS includes these colours: Bravo Burgandy, Vey Vanilla and Kraft.
Yesterday new technique, also at SCS, was making a flower with a paper towel and re-inkers.

Very quick and simple.  I didn't have any Bravo Burgandy re-inker so I used Purely Pomegranate instead.  Figured, close enough  :)

Supplies: Stamp by SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Papers: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Paper Towel (Costco)  :)
Ink: Bravo Burgandy and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Button (in my stash), Distressing Tool, Glue Dots, Linen Cord.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spotlight on!

Today's featured stamper on SCS is Christine M.  Here is the card I used for my inspiration.  I am adding a link to her awesome gallery on my list.  Go check it out!!

Supplies: Stamp by Studio G,Patterned Pines (hostess set), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Black, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Only Orange, Crushed Curry and White Craft.
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky (retired), Real Red and Kraft.
Accessories: SU! Taupe 1/4 " grosgrain ribbon (retired), Dazzling Diamonds, Dots Cuttlebug Template and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Spotlight on "Miss Boo" - Jenny Charboneau

Every Sunday, SCS features a stamper and this week is Jenny's turn.  She has such a fun style and I am pleased to have had the chance today to make a card that is inspired by her work.  This is her card.  I am adding a link to her awesome blog on my list.  Another reason why I like her is because she has a French Canadian last name  :)

Supplies: Stamp by SU! Deer Friends (retired)
Papers: Kraft, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa Specialty (mini catalog 116770)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Craft ( around the edges of the card ).
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch (109046), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), 1/4" Circle Punch (retired), Felt Flurries (retired), Glittery Circle Sticker (Hobby Lobby)
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FREE Digital Images!!

In these tough economic times, free goodies are even more appreciated.  So run to Heather's Blog to download these digital images for free and make fun scrapbook pages or cards or whatever your creative mind wants to make.  But you must hurry, they are free until midnight on 10-31-09!!!  It would be fun to see your work using these images, so if you do, please leave a comment on her blog or mine.

Supplies: Digital images by Heather Sitarzewski.
Papers: Dusty Durango
Ink: Black
Accessories: Sponge (around edges), Pop Dots, 1 1/4 Square Punch.

Made this card after looking at many cards last night and I don't remember where I found the sketch for this card.  I apologize for not leaving credit for the sketch.  I'll edit later if I figure it out.

'Till then, Happy Halloween and stay warm! We are having a good snowstorm today.  Close to 2 feet of snow!!!  My poor aspen tree  :(

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another "inchie" Card

Hello again stamping friends and thanks for stopping by!  Today's card is so simple.

 First, cut up a 2 inches by 2 inches square.  Stamp your image in a light yellow colour (I used Crushed Curry), Then slightly stamp the stamp unto an orange colour (I used Dusty Durango) and lastly, gently stamp unto brown ink (Chocolate Chip).  Cut up your 2x2 square in 4 equal pieces.  Sponge edges with brown ink.  Mount with Pop Dots.  Place ribbon and stamp sentiment and you're done!!  Card measures 4 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches.

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Autumn (retired)
Papers: Kraft and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry.
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Twil Ribbon (retired), Pop Dots.

Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spotlight on Emma Fewkes

I love Emma's style and this card was the perfect sketch I needed for a clean & simple card.  I am adding a link to her blog on my list.  Go check it out!!

Supplies: Stamp set by SU! A Tree for All Seasons (retired)
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Ink: Basic gray.
Accessories: SU! Markers, Stampin' Pastels, Ribbon by Bazzill.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 108

This was last week's sketch; just finally getting around posting it.  I needed a bridal shower card and the sketch worked out well with this image.

I used Liquid Appliqué on top of the flowers for some fun dimension and coloured them with pastels.

Supplies:Stamp set by SU! Big on Spring (retired)
Papers: by SU!- Certainly Celery, Kraft, Whisper White and Bashful Blue and Delicate Dots Designer Series (from SAB-retired )
Ink: Basic Gray.
Accessories: Bashful Blue Ribbon 1/2" Striped Grosgrain (110717), Liquid Appliqué, Stampin' Pastels (105542), Pop Dots and old button from my stash.

Liquid Appliqué can be found in any craft store.  You apply just small drops, heat them with heating tool and watch them "pop up".  I then applied the pastels with a cotton swab.  Very easy and simple. 

1/2 " Library Clips (112581)  Reg price $6.95/ sale price $3.99
Basic Jumbo Grommets (114348) Reg price $6.95/ Sale price $4.49
Circle Designer BradsReg (112571) price $5.95/ Sale price $3.99
Mini Library Clips (109857) reg price $12.95/ Sale price $8.99
Prices are good until October 26th, 9:50 AM (MT)
Let me know before then if you'd like to place an order and have a happy day  :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FTL63 and New Deal of The Week 10/12- 10/19

I made my card following this sketch from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog (already on my list).
Used the cracked glass technique.  Images are coloured with SU! markers.

Supplies: SU!'s Leaves Awash Jumbo Wheel (retired), sentiment by Clearly Wordsworth- Everyday Greetings
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Ink: Brocade Blue, Basic Black, Markers-Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Apricot Appeal, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard.
Accessories: Brads (unknown), Pop Dots, Corner Rounder Punch, UTEE Powder and sponge for the Brocade Blue (didn't use marker for that).

From now until October 19th.

Page 195, Flower Burst Embosslits die: Reg-$11.95
Sale- $5.99
Page 200, Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die: Reg-$42.95
Sale- $25.99
Page 201, Pop-Up 3 Tier Cake Bigz XL Die: Reg-$39.95
Sale- $25.49
Let me know if you'd like to place an order.
Thanks for sropping by and have a happy day!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Inspired by Tracy Harp (again!!)

What can I say; when I see a cute card, I have to make my own.  Tracy used different colours but I needed a baby boy card so I went with blue.  This was so simple and easy.  Thanks again Tracy for the inspiration!
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Build a Roo.
Papers; Kraft, Whisper White and unknown DP (bought it at least 10 years ago).  Oh it's good it's good to dig in the old stash  :)
Ink: Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Signo White Get Pen, Piercing Tool & Mat, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Baja Breeze Ribbon (retired), Button (Autumn Leaves), thread and Pop Dot.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spotlight on Michelle Zindorf

Again, I must post this card very quickly as I have a bunch of errands to run before school gets out but I wanted to show this card inspired by Michelle.  We will make this one tonight at the Open House.  I'll add details later tonight and a link to Michelle's card and blog.

OK, back as promised.  Here is Michelle's card.  She even included a tutorial for this card.  Very easy and fun to make.  Michelle is truly an artist with the brayer.  You really should take sometime and check out her blog.  I am incuding a link on my list. 
My card is a little different as I had to use different colours than Michelle.  I don't have Apricot Appeal or Pumpkin Pie.  Had to use Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango. 
Supplies: Stamp is a jumbo wheel by SU! called Haunting (112480)
Ink: Basic Black, Dusty Durango, Perfect Plum and Crushed Curry.
Papers: Basic Black, Dusty Durango and Whisper White.
Accessories: Brayer (102395), Sponge (101610), Signo White Gel Pen (105021), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), sticky note.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day tomorrow.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sorry for the MIA and spotlight on CAKath

I was out of town for a couple of weeks and wasn't able to post.  However, I was able to make cards with my mom.  So, here's what we made. 

This card was inspired by CAKath at Splitcoaststampers.  I am including a link to her gallery on my list.  Go check it out!!
Supplies: Stamp set by SU! Autumn Days (115452) and "merci" stamp by SU! but I forget which set  :(
Ink: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Papers:Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip and paper scraps (unknow origin according to my mom)  :)
Accessories: Pop Dots, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (111367)

Supplies: Stamp by SU! Noble Deer (retired) and sentiment stamp I also forget  :(
Papers: Chocolate Chip and non SU! papers.
Ink: Chocolate Chip abd Old Olive
Accessories: 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp wheel by SU! Daisy Field (retired) and Sincères Salutations (116239)
Ink: Black
Papers: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, White and unknown pattern paper
Accessories: Oval Punches, Organdy Ribbon, Signo White Gel Pen(105021) and Pop Dots.

Stamp by SU! but don't remember the name.
Papers are also unknown.
Accessories: Flower from Dollar store (a long time ago according to my mom), Certainly Celery Ribbon(109031)

Card is inspired by the one in the catalog on page 110.
Stamp set by SU! Lovely As a Tree (115026)

Stamp by SU! Fabulous Flower (retired) and sentiment was a clear stamp but forget the maker.
Papers: White and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip.
Accessories:Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pearls (unknown)

Stamp by SU! Embrace Life (114958), sentiment also by SU! but I forget the name of the set.
Ink: Versamark and Old Olive.
Papers: non SU!
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Large Oval Punch (107305) , Real Red 1/4" Ribbon (109034), Bling from Hobby Lobby, Stampin' Pastels (105542)

SU! is doing Deals of the Week again!

The first deals of the week are from October 1, midnight (MT) through October 12, 9:50 AM (MT).

Trio Flower punch $10.99

5-Petal Flower punch  $10.99

My Way punch  $11.99

Let me know if you'd like to place an order.

Have a great week!

Monday, September 21, 2009

***A Sneak Peek***

My friend Heather is very creative.  She has made these digital images.  The spider and the Spider Web paper.  She will go "live" with these on her blog very soon.  I'll update this post and add the link.  This  means that you will be able to print both the spider and pattern paper.  I know she has many other fun projects to share.  In  the meantime, I feel VERY priviliged to have been able to play with these images.  Thanks Heather!  You totally RAWK!!!

I did stamp the "Happy Halloween" around the spider to frame it.  The image doesn't include those words.

Suppplies: Images by Heather Sitarzewski , Stamp by SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Basic Black:
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White.
Accessories: Black Organdy Ribbon (retired), Pop DOts, Wide Oval Punch (112082), Modern Label Punch ( 116630).
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Masculine Thank Yous

Hard to make a card with no ribbon, glitter or flowers!  My husband often says that guys just don't care for thank you cards.  "Send me a sticky note with Thanks on it and it'll be fine".  A sticky note!!!  So, here's a couple I needed to make.  I did use the Rock n' Roll technique for the "U".
Also used some paper scraps, that's always good  :)  I thougt about adding a rusty nail or some piece of sand paper but DH said I really spent way too much time on this already.  Guys!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Stamp set by SU! All About U (retired)
Ink: Brocade Blue, Dusty Durango.
Papers: Dusty Durango, Kraft, Pacific Point, Unknown Pattern Paper, Whisper White and Brocade Blue.
Acessories: Pop Dots.  That's it!


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