Saturday, February 28, 2009

Today! I have a class

I am going to try and learn how to use Copics today. I have a class in Greensboro and I am very excited. I don't have any of them yet but after today I will have at least 4, I have 30 on order so I will be well on my way. Wish me luck because I can't color worth a hill of beans.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #20

I kind of changed the sketch around so I'm not sure if this will count for the challenge or not. Go to:

1) Base card Chocolate Chip

2) Parisian Breeze Designer Specialty Paper

3) Big Shot Decorative Accent cut from CC - then cut in half only half used

4) 1 1/2 strip CC, then used Scallop Border Punch

5) 1 inch strip Baja Breeze run through Cuttlebug with Dots Border then used Scallop Border punch

6) Large flower from Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit, then Stampin' Up! Simple Flower done in Baja Breeze, little white flower from my stash, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 1/2 inch circle from Baja added on top.

7) Friendship masked from a Stampin' Up! stamp (sorry don't know the name) and cut with Word Window punch, sponged with Baja, can you tell I like Baja LOL, then popped up above borders.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Card for Mingle

Since my partner has received her card I thought I would share it with you all. This is a grid card done using that great tool the ScorPal. The base card was Very Vanilla, then Ruby Red and then the next layer of Vanilla was done on the ScorPal at 1 inch increments in both directions. All corners of each layer were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. I then stamped my image added Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds. I then used the striped grosgrain that I knotted in the center added hello

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Want to get a handmade gift from me? Hurry first 5 commentators only

I saw this on my blogging friend Naomi's blo and just had to comment on it, so as the rules go, I am posting it for all of you. Sounds like a lot of fun! No anonymous comments for this, I moderate comments, so leave your email address in your comment, and I will get with you for your address to mail your prize! (PS...I won't post your email address on my blog, just your comment).
The first 5 people to comment on this post will receive something made by me. But there is a catch... Here are the rules:
1. It's my choice what to make... and you won't know what it will be until you get it!
2. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make, but I hope you do!
3. What I create will be just for you - completely original. :)
4. It will be done this year. (That's what the rule says, but I'll try to get these done within a month or I might forget...and that will be no good!)
5. Now for the catch. The catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same giveaway to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. It's all about sharing the love! Be sure to come here and post a link, cuz I WILL check your blog! *wink*

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thank You!

There is a lot going on here. I used the buttons so I followed the Challenge at:

1) Pale Plum base card

2) Retired Stampin' Up! Designer Paper next layer

3) reverse side of paper for next layer and I used the Stampin Up! Eyelet Border punch on it

4) a strip of Pale Plum also using Eyelet Border Punch.

5) Mello Moss strip run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots border folder

6) Punched out various size flowers using designer paper, moss and plum then adhered a small moss button on those groups

7) Large flower and leaf place up towards the top - not sure about the color of the bottom flower as to how well it goes but it is there so it's staying.

8) Used my large Marvy Scallop punch on a piece of Pale Plum, inked with Pale Plum

9) Stamped Thank You from the new Stampin' Up! Elegant Thank You in VersaFine Black on Mellow Moss and used Stampin' Up!Scallop Square Punch , added Class A Peel Stickers

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Glue Resist card

I did this card for a challenge at
I will get back later and add directions.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #19 Embossed Acetate

I have already made one of these but that was for a different challenge. Here is the card for this one. I really like running this acetate through the Cuttlebug.
1) I cut a piece of Acetate card size - used a Nestabilities jacket
2) Ran it through the Cuttlebug using two different folders
3) Cut a piece of Parisian Breeze Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! 2 x 5 1/2 and mounted it on the back of the folder.
4) Stampin' Up! Simple Flower die was cut using Baja Breeze and pop dotted to the front of the acetate. Stickles used around the raised edges.
5) So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the center and adhered with glue dots.
6) SPRING was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in So Saffron and I used a very old punch I have for the edges. It was then mounted on the acetate below the ribbon.
7) The image to the right was a piece I received from DAWN in my wonderful goodies from the OWOH give-a-way and it was adhered to the front right bottom.
8) I cut a piece of Very Vanilla, punched and sponged it and placed it behind the image on the back of the acetate.
I hope you like it!

Here is the link to this Challenge:

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tag Your It!!!

Here is the tag I did for this challenge. I used temporary Mono to adhere the punched Decorative Accent #2 from Stampin' Up! to the base tag. I then sponged over the Accent, that I had punched from Close to Cocoa cardstock with the Big Shot, with Chocolate Chip ink then at the top of the tag I sponged Handsome Hunter down to the Chocolate. I then stamped the large swirl from Baroque Motifs 2 times, punched various circles and added them along with some buttons and some Stickles. I may add more glitz to it. Fibers are from Stampin' Up! and Club Scrap. If you want to join in on this Challenge please visit:

My goodies from Dawn

I told you yesterday that I won a prize in the OWOH give-a-way and it arrived yesterday. If you didn't get into this give-a-way this year make sure you do next. What an awesome prize she sent me. The top two photos are some of the awesome cards she included with my package. Wow wonderful works of art right! The third one is the tags included with all my goodies. I am in hopes to join her tag art group. I will be putting the photos of the rest up a little later.

Blog Award

I am late in getting this one up on my blog. Had a little trouble with it earlier. I received this from Susan at

I am to pass this on to those who comment all the time but I am going to pass it on to you to use if you leave me a comment here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mail today......

This is the awesome card I received today from Shirley. I'm sure you all are very familiar with her marvelous work. If not you really must visit her site at
and tell her I sent you.

I have more goodies to put up but think I will wait until tomorrow. I have really put off cleaning up my messy space and I'm trying to get to it. This way I can savour all the goodies that came a little at a time.

Bestest mail day!!!

I know that isn't a word but gosh I got so much wonderful mail today. I received a beautiful card from Shirley, I got back my Vintage Flower swap and I got a huge package from Dawn for the OWOH win from her blog. Now I'm going to post pictures later but must run to the Post Office because some ladies are waiting for mail from me ;-)

Truly Scrumptious Challenge

I found a new challenge at Truly Scrumptious and had to give it a try. Papers are all Stampin' Up! The Designer Paper is retired but I want to use it for this card. Old Olive and Bashful Blue are the basic colors.
1) On the corners of the designer paper after punching them out, sorry I don't remember the name of this one, I backed them with clear shipping tape then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over them.
2) I had to use my new Nestibilities, Label 2 set, then sponged the designer paper with Old Olive.
3) Old Olive Striped Grosgrain was adhered behind the designer paper Nestie piece.
4) The Build a Flower bigz die was used for the main center flower done in Bashful Blue
5) The flower was then run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot Folder.
6) I cut 2 Stampin' Up! Little Leaves from the sizzlit dies and placed them behind the main flower which I pop dotted.
7) Punched one 1/2 inch circle of the designer paper using my Stampin' Up! punch, pop dotted it then used Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds.
8) Stamped For You on to Whisper White cardstock punched it out with the Round Tab punch, sponged with Old Olive and place it behind my image section.
9) Finished it off with MS Butterfly punch and a tiny flower punch I have had for ages. Hope you like and and check out the Truly Scrumptious Challenge also.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another Yellow!

The left side of this card uses the Faux Felt Technique from the TJ Newsletter for February/March 2009. I also ran it through my Cuttlebug then used Twinkling H2o's to color the branch. The background white card was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder, can I say it is my favorite so far! The flower is the Daisy Flower Sizzlit die that I got from Stampin' Up! I actually did 5 flowers and 3 are pop dotted together while the other two are under. The Little Leaves Sizzlit was used also. A large Pearl button from the Pretties Kit then stickles all around finished this card off.

Cuttlebug Bling

Here is a card that I completed finally for the Cuttlebug Spot Bling Challenge. I just had to use my favorite Parisian Breeze Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!. The silver piece at the top is a tape that I have run through the Cuttlebug. The little flower accents are from Class A Peel stickers, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch took care of the little ones at the top. The bigger butterfly was actually stamped then cut out. I topped them all with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds. The big butterfly is from the new Stampin' Up! set God's Beauty.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cuttlebug Bling - Yellow

I guess this one could go for either one of the two Cuttlebug challenges, this is the link for the Yellow Challenge. The big flower was originally white but I used TH2o's over it. The butterflys are MS and they have Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds on them. I am still making up my mind if I like this. All papers Stampin' Up! Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder, Photo Corner Punch from Stampin' Up! The flower was from CTMH

Monday, February 16, 2009

Here's a box......

I have yet to finish everything that goes inside this box but the outside is pretty much done. I used my favorite - Parisian Breeze Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! for a good portion of this. I also used the Baja Breeze 12 x 12 cardstock. Flowers are from my stash and I just had to add Stickles. Stampin' Up! Little Leaves sizzlit die and Photo Corners Punch were also used. The butterfly is from a sheet of K & Co stickers I have on hand. I think when finished this will be a Mother's Day gift. I hope she will like it. If you want to make one of these here are the directions:

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I got this information on my Stampingscrapbookers group.

Jennifer McGuire has offered to let U.S. contributors send their pages to her P.O. box, so you don't have to pay the cost of shipping to Australia. She'll bundle the pages she gets and send them on to Australia at her own cost. Please check it out at her link and help if you can.

This is the original link that was sent regarding helping out our fellow scrappers in Australia.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Stop over to see my friend Beth she has some awesome blog candy she is giving away!

Another for CBI #18

I did this "card" using an empty Stampin' Up! stamp box that was cut up and run through the cuttlebug. It was hard to get a good photo so I hope you can see this okay. The Top Note Die from Stampin' Up! was done 2 times and the second one was folded in half. I have used 3 different Cuttlebug folders for this and sponged the edges of Very Vanilla Cardstock with Bravo Burgundy, added Burgundy flowers and a Pearl from the Pretties Kit to the center. Please check out the challenge:

More Cuttlebug #18 Challenge art

I enjoyed the Cuttlebug Challenge this week and have done 2 more "cards" for it. This first one is actually a set of tags. I used the Dots folder for the front and back tag, sponged the edges with Not Quite Navy, did the Simple Flower die from Stampin' Up! 3 times in NQN, also did 3 of the Little Leaves in Always Artichoke for the front label. Pop dotted the front flower and placed a Mini Pearl from Crystal Stickers on the front one. You can just barely see the bead that I made hanging on the left side of the second photo. These are so easy to make with any kind of paper, your Melting Pot and UTEE. If you want to learn to make these beads head on over to:
I have made a bunch but this is the first project that I have used any on. Most of the fibers I used are from Club Scrap, papers, stamps and inks are all from Stampin' Up!

St. Patricks ATC Swap

I signed on to this swap without really having anything for St. Patricks day. I scoured the web and could not find what I wanted. I knew Penny had some great free images so I emailed her and she did up a sheet. I picked this fellow and since my letter was I used the saying Luck of the Irish be with you. The added bling is Crystal Effects and Stickles on his beer foam and a Shamrock in the corner. I hope the girls will like him. Penny has some wonderful free images check out her photobucket site:

You do not have to be a member of photobucket.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #18 - CBI18

I check out the new Challenge this morning for the Cuttlebug and it was to make a card in a different shape. I only have the Top Note Die from Stampin' Up! What I did was double my base layer of Very Vanilla and placed it on the die down a little so that the top would not be cut. I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder but only placed the top layer of cardstock in the folder. I now have a folded card base which I sponged in Not Quite Navy. The next die I used was the Scallop Circle which was cut from the new Designer Paper Bella Bleu. I folded the large circle in half and wrapped it around the card. I then punched out 2 Not Quite Navy pieces from the Scallop Circle punch that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Swirls folder. The smaller Designer Paper Scallop Circle was placed in the center over the other circles and I added Just a Note from the Elegant Cheer set sponged in NQN and pop dotted it after punching it with the Designer Label Punch. I really needed to add a butterfly to this so I decided to cut 3 out and pop dot each layer add Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds and it is ready to go. Hope you like it! Now go check out the Challenge and add your card.

The Winner is From

Here are your random numbers:231

Timestamp: 2009-02-12 02:26:32 UTC

And the winner is BLUEMOON! The post:

Bluemoon said...
Oooo la la!! Stamping stuff! Please count me in on your great draw! Thank You. :) bluemoonbynite at yahoo dot com
February 8, 2009 5:16 PM

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine Countdown

Please visit Lisa Vollrath at TenTwoStudios for some wonderful Valentine art.

One World One Heart Give a way Closed

The winner will be announced tomorrow!

Grid Card - last day for OWOH

I actually have done 2 grid cards but am only putting one up now. The grid is for a swap on the ScorPalPals group and if you haven't checked them out please do. The other will go to a swap partner the end of this month. I'll show it after the swap is received. This one is completed using Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery cardstock from Stampin' Up! The new stamp set Thoughts & Prayers really conveyed my feelings for a friend. I sponged the edges of the grid and used Celery Grosgrain along with tiny pearls on a few of the flowers. I couldn't let a card go without a touch of glitter so that is also on some of the flowers. Hope she likes it.

This is also the last day for entering the One World One Heart give-a-way. Many have entered and there are marvelous gifts that will be given away this evening. Please enter my give-a-way and check out some of the others before it is over.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another Award

I received this award from my friend Ret Please stop over and visit her wonderful blog. I am to pass this award on to 7 other bloggers. I visit so many wonderful blogs that I would like to share a couple from overseas

Akkina from Antwerpen, Belguim

Then back here we have:

I would also like to invite you to partake of this award!

I finally got it!

Here is my first card made with my new Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Folder. I have been wanting it forever. This is just a basic card using Whisper White, Old Olive and Bella Rose Designer Paper all by Stampin' Up! Another first is the Nestabilities Labels 2 Dies. I can't wait to play more with these. I am still trying to get caught up from my weekend away. I will be gone most of tomorrow also. I have plans to do some scrapbooking with a friend. Most likely I will just do layouts and add the photos later.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Out of town

I have been away for the weekend, visiting our great grand and will be catching up tomorrow. That is after the grocery store. I'm sure you all have done some wonderful work for me to see. Have a good Sunday evening.

Friday, February 6, 2009

It's a Tag!!!

This is for a tag challenge at
We were to do a Tim Tag of his Christmas Tag #1 but change almost everything about it. We had to use a mask- I used a doily, change the ink colors I used Stampin' Up! Not Quite Navy, Distress Inks Black Soot and Pine Needles - Pine Needles is there blended in with the Navy. We also had to us chipboard/grungeboard so I stamped my moth 3 times in NQN on Very Vanilla cardstock, glued it to chipboard and cut them out. I then pop dotted all three to make it really stand out. To finish him off I add Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds. The moth is from Stampin' Up! and the verse and top design are both from Tim Holtz. I added Class a peel stickers to the top design and different ribbons and it is finished. Stop by Paper Artists and look them over.

Parisian Breeze Again

I'm sure you are getting tired of seeing this Designer Paper but I just love it! I made this gate fold card that used Baja Breeze along with the Designer Paper. As you can see I over did it with the Pretties Kit but just wanted to add a lot of "stuff" to this one. I still have nothing stamped on the inside and not sure what I'm going to put there. I may change my mind and make this an anniversary card for my hubby. If you can't read it the saying at the bottom right is Happiness Always from Stampin' Up! Also along the right side of the gate I stamped the flower from the new Hostess set God's Beauty.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Birthday Hugs

Here is another card that I just had to try. It started out totally different but I like the finished product. Whisper White, Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper and Baja Breeze cardstock.
The second view is the card open. The stickles and Class A Peel sticker on the inside flower are the only non Stampin' Up! products.

Followers Gadget - Card Challenge

I have just added the followers gadget to my blog. I would love for you to click on it and be added. I will make sure to visit your blog regularly once you are added.

Now on to business. I have been following my friend Beth as she has been making these awesome cards for the Cuttlebug Challenge. I have some of the folders and decided I needed to play with them more. This card will go to my hubby on Valentines day.....I must tell you that after 42 years of marriage we don't usually do anything special. I used two different folders and also the Top Note Die folder from Stampin' Up! The base layer for the card is Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette, followered by Whisper White run through the cuttlebug then inked with my Color Box Chalk Inks, thanks for making me use them Beth! I have added Red Organdy Ribbon and Red Striped Grosgrain across the half piece of Top Note Die which was cut from the Real Red cardstock. I had a heart brad that I removed the prongs of and used a piece of dimensional to attach to the middle knot of the grosgrain. I have a second one in the works but the glitter is not dry.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stampin' Up! Catalog CASE page 95

These two cards are my version of cards that are in the new Stampin' Up! IB&C. The Dear Friend card uses the set Eastern Influences and the Hostess set Dear Friend. Cardstock is Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Very Vanilla. Ink is Certainly Celery and I have pop dotted the extra leaves with one layer of dimensionals and the flower with a double layer. The flower has Crystal Effects and Dazzling diamonds. I also sponged the torn edge with Certainly Celery and used the same color grosgrain ribbon. The other set of tools used was the paper piercing tool in the crafters tool kit.
The other card uses Bird on a Branch. I have used the Faux Felt tutorial from Technique Junkies on this card. Garden Green, So Saffron and Very Vanilla cardstock. Basic Brown, Garden Green and Certainly Celery are the inks used. I really like the new Designer Papers from Stampin' Up! and the background on this card is fromFlock Together. I used the paper piercing tool on the background paper for this card.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Birthday card

My sister-in-laws birthday is coming up soon so I made this card for her. The birthday wishes will go on the inside. The only thing I did after this photo was taken was to add stickles to the hummingbird. Two new Stampin' Up! sets were used here Pretty Amazing and Wonderful Watercolors. I don't remember which set the happiness stamp came from. Cardstock is Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Designer Paper Parisian Breeze. Baja Breeze striped Ribbon is knotted and secured behind the stamped image. I used Class-A-Peal stickers on the flowers for some extra bling. I hope she likes it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

In the mail today.......

I got this wonderful mail today. Just want to say thank you my friend I love that card and the ATC's . Stop over and visit Vicki if you haven't seen her wonderful work.

Dear Friend - Pretty Amazing

Two stamp sets are used in the Dear Friend Card. I love flower sets and Flower Fancy is no exception. Stamped the main background flower on Shimmery Cardstock in Chocolate Chip filled it in with Baja Breeze and then stamped another and cut it out, popped dotted it over the first. I then used the direct to paper method to add color to the edges. I love using the photo corner punch and did it on all the layers for this card. Base card is Kraft, layers include Chocolate Chip and the new Designer Specialty Parisian Breeze. Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon at the side. I am debating on adding some glitter to the center of the flower. What do you think???
Here is another card Using Technique Junkies Faux Felt. Actually this is the other half of the piece used on a previous card. All products Stampin' Up! I love this new Designer Paper Parisian Breeze which is one of their new Specialty line papers. Nice subtle texture with them. I even did one of the hummingbirds using the paper. The wings have Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds but you can't really see how it stands out in the photo. I had originally done this with only 2 hummingbirds but decided I needed a third. I put up both photos so you can see it really does look better with 3. Basicly this is the same card stock as the previous one. The set used for this one is Pretty Amazing with the addition of Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Baja Breeze which is knotted in the center.

Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

From the TJ Newsletter

Wow can you believe it 3 cards! The top card is Faux Felt Tutorial and uses almost all new products from the Stampin' Up! Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. The stamping set used is Simple Friendship and uses the lucious new Parisian Breeeze Specialty paper that has a great texture to it. I also used Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Craft cardstock. Tools used include the 1 3/8 inch circle punch along with the scallop circle punch. Chocolate Chip ink and 5/8 inch Baja Breeze ribbon and the fun new Corduroy Buttons! If you haven't gotten any of those buttons or papers head over to my Stampin" Up! website and order now.

The other two cards are the Triple Play Tutorial - haven't quite finished the third yet. This card uses Sage Shadow cardstock which does not show up right on this scan for some reason and the new To the Nine Specialty paper. The wonderful new set Friends 24-7 is used on both cards and I just had to cut the bird out and pop dot him. You can get all these goodies by going to my website.

You really need to check out the Technique Junkie Newsletter also. Great ideas to work with. That link is over on the side here also.