Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Giftable

This was one of the giftable items that we made on Saturday. The picture does not do it any justice, it is so super cute. The cone idea we got from another demonstrator's blog here. You can find the recipe and the poem for the inside of the snowman card there also. The Snowman was made along the same lines as the Frankenstein's for Halloween. I did use a pencil eraser to make his mouth. I just tapped the pencil in the ink and used it just like a rubber stamp. For his cheeks I just used a sponge dauber dipped in Pink Pirouette ink.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stamp Camp

This was a cute little box we made at Stamp Camp. I got the tutorial here, she is a very talented demonstrator. All I did was accommodate mine to Christmas. I used the hostess set Deer Friends and the new felt ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Scandinavian Season

This is one of the Christmas Cards we made at the Flo Valley stamp camp.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Scandinavian Season
Ink: Riding Hood Red & Versa Mark
Card Stcok: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip & Kraft
Acc: Clips Asst., White Embossing Powder, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon & Silver Brads

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Polar Pals

This is one of the cards we did at stamp camp this week. You definately will want to use a Stamp A Majig if you are making this card.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Polar Pals

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss & Basic Gray

Card Stock: Whisper White & Riding Hood Red

Acc: 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain & Holiday Treasure Designer Series Paper

Inspired by Nature

I was playing today and just wanted to share this card with you. I found the layout (kind of) on the Stampin' Up! website and then I changed it to be what I wanted. I inked the entire image with Summer Sun Classic ink and then added the other colors right over the top with my sponge daubers.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Ink: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Tangerine Tango
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango & Whisper White
Acc: Ticket Corner Punch & 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Coaster Calendar

This is a 4 x 4 coaster that I covered with Designer Series Paper and put a magnetic strip on the back. I found these self adhesive calendars at I think this would make a great gift for office friends or even teachers.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Stamp Camp

Here is another card that we made at Stamp Camp. We got to use the Go Go Boots Alphabet from Sizzix.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Bella Blossoms

Ink: Old Olive & Versa Mark

Card Stock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Baja Breeze & Basic Gray Textured

Acc: White Embossing Powder, Scallop Edge Punch & Go Go Boots Alphabet

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A New Top Note Character

So, I had a lot of fun making all of the Frankensteins for Halloween and then I seen someone had made a Snowman so I had to try it. I used the Top Note Die and Birds and Blooms Sizzlet Die to make this. I also used the 1/2" and 3/4" for his eyes and the big star punch for his nose. I am going to put him on the little white lunch bags for treat bags for Christmas.

Emboss Resist

I haven't fallen off of the face of the earth I promise. I just got really busy with Halloween and trying to finish all the treat boxes I needed.

At stamp camp we decided to start Technique booklets (I will share that later) this was our first technique. It is a very simple technique with a beautiful outcome. You emboss your image first with clear embossing powder. Next you use a sponge dauber or sponge to ink image over the embossed image, you can use classic or craft ink. Once you have the ink all around the image use a paper towel to remove any ink from the embossed image.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy

Ink: Basic Gray & Whisper White Craft Ink

Card Stock: Baja Breeze & Urban Garden Designer Series Paper

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mummy Treat Bag

This is the mummy bag that I am making for Halloween. I got the idea from the card I seen here. I thought it would make a very cute treat bag. I used the small brown bags that you can pick up anywhere. I also used the weathered background and stamped it in Ruby Red to punch out the eyes. To make the strips of paper I just cut them into 1" strips longer than my base and then snipped off the extra. Oh, I actually used Very Vanilla card stock.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I had to share these. I found them at Cambria's blog. She turned them into boxes but I didn't want to make boxes for them because I need to make a few of them so I attached them to small treat bags I found at Hobby Lobby. They are like small lunch bags. I used the big shot top not die and the 1" and 1/2" circle punches along with the file tab punch. They are adorable. I need to make her bow a little smaller but other than that I love how they turned out.

Halloween Spider

This is a spider you can make out of the SU punches. I used it to cover Monster Munny but you could also cover York Peppermint Patties or even a flat sucker. Click Here to see where I found the idea.

I used the Scallop Circle, 1/2" Circle, 1/4" Circle & Photo Corner punch to create this.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Halloween Treat Bag

This is a small treat bag we made Sunday at Lee's workshop. It is super simple. We got to use the Big Shot to cut out the top note die. You just fold it in half and attach it to a small cello bag. I didn't put the ribbon on it till tonight when I was looking at it and decided it needed something more.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Card Stock: Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black & Old Olive

Acc: Top Note Bigz Die, Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon & small cello bags

Halloween 3-5-8-10 Box

This is a treat container for Halloween. Click Here to see a complete tutorial on how to make this box. The only difference between mine and hers is I used 8 1/2" x 11" card stock. I still scored at 3", 5", 8", & 10" and then long ways I scored at 2" and 1 1/2" this is the top of the box. If you have any questions email me and I will try to answer them.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary (Holiday Mini) & Haunting jumbo wheel

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White & Basic Black

Ink: Tangerine Tango & Basic Black

Acc: Small Tag Punch & Tag Punch

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Big Shot

I was actually playing with my new Big Shot the other day and this is the card that I made. I have seen a lot of samples with the Upsy Daisy stamp set and this die so I thought I would try. This die is one of the Sizzix Bigz dies that Stampin' Up is selling and it is exclusive to Stampin' Up! I have to say that this set (Upsy Daisy) has to be one of my favorites from the new catalog. I made this by stamping the flower image once and then stamping it a second time a little to the left of the first one and I didn't reink the stamp in between stamping the two images.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy

Ink: Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss

Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White & Kiwi Kiss

Acc: Big Shot & Bigz Top Note

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Birthday Set

This is the gift bag and birthday card that I made for a friend.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze & Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Very Special Card

This is the card I made for my nephew. We had a Bar B Que for him this past weekend. He will be leaving tomorrow morning for the Navy and this was the invitations for the Bar B Que. He is a very special young man to bad I couldn't get him or my son to straighten up and act right for a picture.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Free and the Brave & Well Worn Alphabet
Ink: Staz On White, Chocolate Chip & Versa Mark
Card Stock: Kraft, Night of Navy, & Real Red

Friday, September 19, 2008

Directions for Halloween Treat Holder

Ok, here goes I have never written instructions for these before but several people have asked so I thought I would try.
Begin by folding a 6 x 6 page in half--corner to corner; hold the now-triangle piece of paper so that the fold is at the bottom (first picture). Next take the point on your right and fold it so that it meets the midpoint of the opposite edge (see second picture). I made this step easier by measuring from the point down 2 1/2" and marked with a pencil so I knew where to fold the point to.
Fold the left point over to meet the right edge in a similar fashion (photo 3). On this my second point did not go all the way to the edge there was a small space. Now take one layer of the top point and fold it down over the front of the pouch (photo 4).
Add embelishments as you desire and this will hold a small cello bag.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Halloween Treat Holder

I have to admit this wasn't my idea it was Kelly's. We talked about making these for Halloween so when I got the new Ghostly Greetings DSP I had to try one. I liked them so much we made them at Jennifer's workshop.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Batty for You

Ink: Basic Black

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss & Ghostly Greetings DSP

Acc: 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon & Small Cello bags

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Canvas Tote

This is the canvas tote bag I made for a friend of mine. I got the idea from one of the magazines that Stampin' Up! sends their demonstrators. I don't sew, I attached the ribbon with heavy duty hem tape and I was even able to tuck the ends in with the hem tape, you have to love that stuff. The only other supplies I used were the flower fusion flowers and the earth elements buttons. I think it turned out adorable.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Stamp Camp Project

This is another card that we made at the Flo Valley Stamp Camp. This was actually a card that we learned how to make at Convention. You start with the lightest color (Pink Pirouette) and ink the entire image. Then add more color with a sponge dauber. We used Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red. We also used the new 13/4" circle punch and the new Button Bouqet.

Monday, August 25, 2008

More Stamp Camp Projects

This is another project that we did at the Flo Valley stamp camp.


STAMPS: Flight of the Butterfly

INK: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point & Basic Black

CARD STOCK: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black & Pacific Point

ACC: Bashful Blue striped grosgrain ribbon & Vintage Brads

Just Had to Share

I just had to share, this is my little man. I thought he looked adorable so I took a picture and thought I would share it with everyone. I should add that he only looks adorable, if any of you have ever been on the phone with me you know he requires all the attention and will bark uncontrolably until he gets it.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Stamp Camp

This is another card from the Flo Valley stamp camp. We made this one using the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set (it is on sale for 15% off right now). You can't actually see from the photo but the front of the card is actually folded in half so that when you open the card the image will actually be on the inside.


STAMPS: Pocket Silhouettes

INK: Baja Breeze

CARD STOCK: Baja Breeze, Whisper White & Baja Breeze Prints Designer Series Paper

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cupcake Birthday Card

This is one more of the cards from stamp camp. I am loving the 1" ribbon.


STAMPS: Crazy for Cupcakes

INK: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red & Jet Black Staz On

CARD STOCK: Kraft, Whisper White & Bella Rose DSP

ACC: 1" Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain & Aquapainters

Gift Bag

This is actually my favorite project from stamp camp at Flo Valley. This is a gift bag that we made out of 2 pieces of 12 x 12 card stock. I will try to write up some directions but it really wasn't that hard to make.
STAMPS: Simple Birthday Thanks
INK: Craft White refill, Pink Passion Classic Ink Refill and stamp pad & Close to Cocoa
CARD STOCK: Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa & Whisper White
ACC: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain, 1" double stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, & Silver Brads

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Big Shot

So, tonight I have been playing with some of the new stuff I got from Stampin' Up! My niece's birthday is Tuesday and she absolutely loves purple. I made her a banner with her name on it for tomorrow so we can celebrate her birthday. I used my new BIG SHOT and I love it! This is one of the dies that will be an exclusive Stampin' Up! die called Pennant. I also used Sizzix Sherif Bigz Alphabet. The word "Celebrate came from the new wheel Celebration. I rolled the wheel in Craft ink and embosed it with iridescent ice embossing powder. When it gets hung up tomorrow I will take a picture of the whole banner. It spells out "Lauren".

Friday, August 15, 2008

Stamp Camp Project

We made this card at the last Flo Valley stamp camp. It was a new technique for some. We used Heat and Stick powder on the image. The way it works is you cover the entire image with Versa Mark ink and then sprinkle Heat and Stick powder over the top and heat with the embossing heat tool. The powder will become a liquid glue. Then sprinkle your Dazzling Diamonds over the top and heat again to set the glitter. Everyone also got to play with the brand new Scallop Edge Punch.

Stamp Set: Dreams du Jour

Ink: Old Olive

Card Stock: Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive & Very Vanilla

Acc: 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain, Scallop Edge Punch & Linen Thread

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Never Before Seen

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From August 11-September 30, enjoy a 15% discount on select brand-new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I am here

I made it! I arrived in Salt Lake City around 10:20 their time. I had to wait patiently for the hotel shuttle before I could check in at the convention center and get my hands on the new catalog. Oh, you all should be jealous, just wait till you see some of the things they are coming out with. Lots of accessories and some really neet stamp sets. Oh and they are bringing out four new punches and yes, I want them all (one of them is a scalloped square). I will try to post some more tomorrow but for now this has been a super long day!

Friday, July 11, 2008

I am still here

I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I have just been extremely busy and I apologize for neglecting my blog. I wanted to share with you a couple of the new In Colors for next year. I used three of them in this project: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss & Tangerine Tango. This was actually a little memo book that I found at Michael's on clearance for fifty cents. All I did was take the cover off and put card stock over the top. Also, if you notice the little button in the center of the circle is a new button coming out in the new catalog. It is part of a button bouqet that Stampin' Up! is releasing. I will try to take a picture of the new In Colors so that everyone can see all six of them. Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Stamp Camp projects

This was the graduation card we made at stamp camp. This is not my design, I got the idea from another demonstrator and you can check out her blog here.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Great Grads
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, More Mustard, Basic Black & Whisper White
Acc: Star Punch

Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Stamp Camp

This was a card we made at stamp camp. It is a gate fold card but we used the Coluzzle to round the edges of the card front and we decorated it with the Designer Series paper Afternoon Tea.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Here is one more simple wedding invite. I found the little bling in the middle at Archiver's.

More Wedding Invites

Here is another wedding invite. This is made out of Vellum Card stock and stamped on the front with the French Flair Background stamp. I got the idea from Splitcoaststampers and changed it a little bit.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!

This is a card we made at the Stamp A Stack. You use the star punch to make the pinwheel.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Family Phrases

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Card Stock: Blush Blossom, Ruby Red & Kraft

Acc: Star Punch & Silver Brads

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother's Day

Here is the Mother's Day card that we made at Ginny's house for stamp camp.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful & All Holidays

Ink: Black Staz On, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava Classic Ink, & Wild Wasabi Watercolor Crayons

Acc: Afternoon Tea DSP, 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Onesie card

I finally did it. I have seen these little onesie cards all over the place and I finally sat down and made one. I used the stamp set For a Friend. For a complete tutorial click here.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mother's Day

Here is a Mother's Day card and a matching tote that we made last time at the Flo Valley stamp camp. Both are made out of the Designer Series paper Afternoon Tea (Occasions mini) and the tote is made using the Carousel Notes and envelopes. For a complete tutorial on how to make the carousel note tote click here and check out Cambria Turnbow's blog. She did a wonderful tutoral on how to make these and it is simple to follow.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Birthday Card

This is a card that we made at one of the Flo Valley stamp camps. It is made out of Wild Wasabi textured card stock and the Blooms die cuts from the Occasion mini catalog.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More Graduation

I like this one better but it still isn't what I want.