Monday, July 30, 2007

Kristina Lewis
the Winner!!
Of the Blog Candy!!
Here is the comment Kristina left:
I am definately a paper addict and have way more paper than I will ever use (especially with the amount of creating I've been doing lately..very little). There's always something that's pretty, new, nice colour, or oh how about those paper stacks, gotta have them too!
Kristina's Blog is awesome, go take a peek!
Leave a comment on her Blog for a chance to win Blog Candy!!!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment!!
Another....Dirty Dare Challenge!
This Card Sketch Challenge came from
Beate Johns go take a peek at her Awesome Blog!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Hugs & Wishes, Polka Dots & Petals
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Circle Punch, White Brad & (non SU) patterned paper, Paper Piercer
Dare to get Dirty!!!
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4 Challenges everyday & 8 Challenges on the weekend!
Go Take a Peek and see if you can handle the challenges!!
This card was a Challenge from Cambria Turnbow visit her BLOG she is awesome!!
My Brother & His Girlfriend are having a baby girl in September and so made this card for them!! I am so excited this will be my first niece on my side of the family!! I can't wait to spoil this little girl!! Babies are the best!!! and even better when they aren't yours!!
Card recipe
Stamp Set: Wild About You, Hugs & Wishes
Card stock: Regal Rose, Designer Series Paper
Inks: Regal Rose, Black
Accessories: Pink Gingham Ribbon, Scalloped Punch

SCS Card Sketch.....Tent Toppers!!!
Sorry to be gone so long!!!! We were having some family time!! Here in Minnesota the warm months are a time to cherish and enjoy the warm weather, it's so COLD all year long!! and before you know it the COLD will be back! So we spent some time at the lake!!!
I'm late sharing last weeks card sketch...Tent Toppers!!
I have always seen other stampers make these cards and thought I don't know if I can do that!!
Well I DID!!! and it is so easy and fun!!! If you go to SCS you can find more information about Tent Toppers! Take a peek and make one yourself!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:Wild About You
Card Stock:Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Inks:Tempting Turquoise, Black
Accessories:Slit Punch, TT Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Window Punch

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Back To Basics...BUD BASICS Remember ME?
I LOVE this stamp set and was so excited to see it in the New Catalog!! It's on page 94 of the Catalog. I can't remember which Stampin' Up! Mini it was featured in..Maybe the SUMMER mini from 2006? Anyways I LOVE This Stamp set!!! I saw a card on SplitCoastStampers where they used a Paper Piercing Tool to make stems for flowers (can't remember who it was but if it belongs to you, THANKS), it is so easy to do and I LOVE the way this card turned out!! I am finally getting the hang of the Scalloped edges thanks to Beate Johns she has an Awesome Tutorial on her BLOG !! If your having a hard time go check out her BLOG!! I hope you will enjoy this card!!
Here's a little CHALLENGE!!!
Take a Stamp Set you have that you thought was going to retire and It made the New Catalog....
And Make a Card with that STAMP SET!!! Then take a PICTURE or just send a link to your Blog
and LEAVE a COMMENT!!! I will leave this Open til Friday, then I will choose a name and the WINNER GETS A Pack of 12x12 Designer Paper!!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Bud Basics, Curvy Verses
Card Stock: Rose Regal, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper "Flower for You"
Ink: Rose Regal, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Paper piercing Tool, Rose Regal Marker

Sunday, July 22, 2007

More...Wild About You!!

I am feeling so much better!! Yesterday I received a package in the mail from my Secret Sis. I just love getting Stampin' Up! Goodies in the mail!! She sent me "Rhinestone Brads", "Fairy Tale Ribbon","Flowers For You Designer Paper"
So started playing with my New paper, I am addicted to paper!!!! I have to have it weather I use it or not, I guess you could say I am a "Paper Collector"!!! All those poor TREES....sometimes I wonder about my choices! I am really into the environment (thanks 2 my DD Madeline) and I LOVE paper!! That is so WRONG!!! I sometimes feel like a "Hypocrite"! I LOVE PAPER & MY HUBBY SELLS CARS!!!! 2 very bad thing for the Environment...At least Jason sells a GOOD environment friendly car...The TOYOTA!! He sells LOTS of Hybrids, so at least he's helping the environment! Not me......Still LOVING paper.....
Are there other PAPER ADDICTS out there??
If You are a PAPER ADDICT leave me a comment and on Wednesday I will Pick a Name! I will send you a Spool Of Black Gingham Ribbon!!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Wild About You

Card Stock: Tempting Terquoise, Certainly Celery & Designer Paper"Flowers For You"

Ink: Tempting Terquoise & Certainly Celery

Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon & Markers in CC & GG

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wild About You.....But Not My Night!!!
I just LOVE the "Wild About You" stamp set! I mistakenly thought this stamp set was retired and to my surprise when I opened the new Catty and saw it just below Zoofari I was THRILLED!! This is one of the cutest stamp sets we have.
Last night before bed I made this Adorable card and thought OK now I can sleep knowing I made a card to share with everyone today!! Well......I had a rough night.....I woke up and had to go to the hospital with horrible back pain! I knew it was a kidney infection!! (I've had them before) so I drove myself so Jason could stay with the kids. I don't think he knew what was going 2AM!!!! I was correct got some saline , antibiotics and headed home at 7am!! I slept til noon and feel so much BETTER!!!! I'm ready to Stamp the day away.......So much for a GREAT start to the weekend!!!
Card recipe:
Stamp Set: Wild About You
Card Stock: Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White & Sky Prints Designer Paper
Ink: Sky, Black & Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Marker, Glorious Green Marker, Apricot Appeal Ribbon & Word Window Punch

Friday, July 20, 2007

Challenge Week 4!!!

Sorry to be late.....I have been VERY tired lately....many of you probably don't know but I have Multiple Sclerosis and some days are better then others. That's why I have not been POSTING much this week! I'll be fine don't worry, I have had MS since I was 19 and am now 33. I am doing fine besides little flare ups I have, like this week.BLABLABLA.....

Let's get back to this Beautiful Card I made for the Bloggers Challenge this week......

The CHALLENGE was to copy the card on Page 97 of the Stampin' Up! Fall Collection

I don't have the Key Tag Punch they used in the Sassy Stems Card, so I changed it up a little to still make this card work! I hope all of my viewers will enjoy it!!! I love being part of the Blogger Challenge Group! Go take a PEEK at my fellow players.....there website are listed on the side bar as Challenge Blogs Group!!!! All of these ladies do a GREAT job every week.....Thanks to them for sharing artwork!
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Card stock: River Rock, Certainly Celery and Chocolate
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate
Accessories: Brads, Hodge Podge hardware and Ribbon (non-Su Contraband)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Casing Cards in the New Catty....
I just LOVE the New Stampin' Up! Catalog. The artwork is awesome and so easy to copy. This is a card from page 140 of the New Catalog! I CASED it......I just love that all of the artwork is so easy to case. My Customers are so excited that they can case the artwork with just a few supplies. If You Get a chance take a peek at the new catalog!!!
Card Recipe...
Stamp Set: Happy Everything
Cardstock: Sky, Old Olive, Really Rust, Whisper White
Inks: Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Spiral Punch, Staples, Ribbon (non SU..contraband)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Contest Winner!!!!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment about your Hubby Stamping!! Jason and I got a kick out of everyone's stories. I was surprised that some men do stamp. Maybe it's a gender thing with me. I see all the beautiful cards and altered creation and think a "women" had to have done that!

Well before I announce the Winner...I have found some Blogs by MEN who stamp!
If you get a chance take a look and see all the wonderful artwork that they do...

I placed everyone's name in a basket and let my daughter Madeline pick 1.......

She picked.....

Linda SS.....
and this is her comment
My husband hasn't got a creative gene in his entire body. He works with numbers & logic only. Even when I ask his advise on a card I've created, he always gives the same answer, "You should sell your cards, how much do they sell for?" Arrgh!

Congratulation !!!!!
Linda will be recieving a RAK from my Hubby Jason....

Thanks to everyone who played!!!!!

Bloggers Challenge
Week 3....

Sorry I'm late..I could not get my camera to work so I used my Camers PHONE...which took HOURS because I DONT know how to use my phone, but my KIDS do!! What's wrong with ME!!!

Oh well here is my card!

This week's challenge was to make a Christmas card using any stamp set,inks, cardstock,embellisments that you wished but without using 'traditional' Christmas colors.

I just LOVE Crab & Company!! It was and is my Favorite stamp set. Except it was in the Spring Mini....and not in the new catalog. Well yesterday Stampin' Up! announced that Crab & Company IS on the dormit list. Which means you can still BUY Crab & Company!!!! I am now going to use this set for my Christmas Card this year!!!!! It's too CUTE....


Stamp Set: Crab & Company

Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Sky & Purely Pomegranate

Ink: Black

Accessories: Blender Pen, Slit Punch


This is a Paint Can Swap I just completed. I send a Paint Can decorated with goodies inside..I found the Clear Paint Can at Archivers I sent ribbon,brads,eyelets, and homemade paper clip & Post It Note Holder! I used the Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper. I just LOVE these papers and am so happy to see them in the New Catalog. I used Office Accourtment Stamp Set, another one of my also made the New Catalog! I used Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive cardstock & Inks.

I am having a HARD time mailing it to my partner! I just LOVE IT so much....I know the one I will get back will be just as CUTE!! Can't wait til next week when the Mailman brings me my PAINT CAN!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Bugs.....who's bugs are the best??

That's a silly question....well while I was stamping tonight my hubby Jason came upstairs to see what I was making!

I was casing Beate Johns card and was having some difficulty with the scalopped edging....I just can't seem to get it!! Well this is my finished card(top) I said to Jason how do you like my card? He did NOT like my card.....and thought he could do he sat down and proceeded to stamp Beate's card(bottom)......and did a WONDERFUL job!!!

Your Thinking....WHAT??

Why don't I have a hubby like that......or maybe you do....

It all started in 2001 when I brought home a Stampin' Up! Catalog.....I had never stamped, scrapbooked or craft anything before!!! I saw the catty and new I needed to learn this NEW I signed up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. When UPS brought my box of stamps to the house..Jason called and said my box came.........

when I got home he was STAMPING!!!!! and ever since then he enjoy's Stamping & Scrapbooking!! Now that he works so much he does'nt always have time .....Jason even made a SCRAPBOOK for his MOM for Christmas!! So I guess I am so lucky to have a wonderful hubby who love's to stamp too!!!!and it does'nt even bother him that I SPEND $$$$.....

I let him GOLF so I guess you could say we are even......naaaaa........I still spend way more $$!!!

Does Your Hubby(or significant other) STAMP???
Leave me a comment with your address and I will pick a name and my Hubby Jason will send you a RAK...... I will wait till FRIDAY 7-13 to pick a name and then announce who WON!!! So who will play?? YOU......

Happy Stamping!!!

Weekend Stamping!!

Hello all my Stamping Friends....

What a busy weekend at our house, I did have some time to sit and make some cards while my hubby took the kids ROCK CLIMBING at DICKS SPORTING GOODS! I am so excited that Doodle This & Office Accourtment made the Fall-Winter Collection. These are some of my favorite SU Stamp Sets!!!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Bloggers Challenge....Week 2
It's Friday and that means it's Bloggers Challenge Day. A group of stamper's decided to do a weekly challenge and post our cards on Fridays so we could see what everyone came up with for the challenge. I have a side bar for the Bloggers Challenge Group so be sure to check out their blogs as well.
This weeks challenge was to create a card using the template of the card posted on Page 108 of the new Fall/Winter Stampin'Up! catalog.
My Card Recipe....
Stamp Set: Wild About You (page 90)
Card Stock: Sky, Close to Cocoa, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Staples, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Jumbo Wheel
Take a look at all the other Bloggers who play too!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Today's Stampin' FUN!!
I just love this stamp set BAROQUE MOTIFS from the Fall- Winter
I was searching all the Wonderful Stampin' Up! BLOGS and came accross Beate's Blog and saw this cute card, I had to CASE her card and this is MY version!
This card was so fun & easy to make. I love the Half Circle and paper piercing tool I used to make the dots on the circle! This is a great card sketch! Go take a peek at BEATE"S BLOG, she is an awesome artist and I visit her BLOG daily or I guess I should say many times during the day......Thanks Beate for all the wonderful ideas!
Card Recipe.......
Stamp Set: Barque Motifs
Card Stock: Appricot Appeal, Sky, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Sky, Chocolate Chip
Assories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, Jeweled brad (NON SU)

Monday, July 2, 2007

Card I Cased from New Catalog.....
This is a card on page 90 of the New Stampin' Up! Catalog that I decided to copy. The Stamp Set is ZOOFARI, one of my NEW favorite stamp sets!
Card Recipe....
Stamp Set: Zoofari
Card stock: Real Red, Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, White
Ink: Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Red Button, Red Brad, Chalk, scalloped scissors