Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Polka Dots and Paisley

Here is a quick card I made this morning.

Here's what I used:
** Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery inks and CS
**SU! Ticket Punch and Word window punch
**LI Brads
**Assorted ribbon
**Paper Tray Set from


Back to studying!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

{{Blog Candy Winner}}

The winner of my 1st blog candy was chosen by which will randomly pick a number. The random number picked was #23...

foodpartyfun said...
Provo Craft - Love my Cuttlebug
Marvy - Large punches
Michael's Dollar Stamps - I am addicted to them.
Great Blog Candy!

I tallied up everyone's votes for favorite companies. I am only including companies with 3 or more votes...

10 votes..................Michael's
10 votes..................Marvy Punches
9 votes....................Bella
8 votes....................Cuttlebug/Provocraft
4 votes....................Bazzill
4 votes....................Hero Arts
4 votes....................Creative Memories
4 votes....................Gina K Designs
3 votes....................Amuse
3 votes....................StarLit Studio
3 votes....................Prima
3 votes....................House Mouse
3 votes....................Joann's

Thank you to everyone who played!! It was fun to see which companies you all like! Pat, please send your address to: and I'll get your goodies out to you!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Very Punny..

My Daughter and I sat down today and played with the SU Very Punny SAB set.

My 10 year old daughter Emily made the frog card. She does a good job! She is just learning how to cut her paper to card dimensions and she is starting to use other techniques.

Listed below are the supplies..
Hoppy for you:
YoYo Yellow, Green Galore CS, Apple Green ribbon SU!, SU markers, Stickles

Best Fishes:
Cuttlebug Embossing folder, SU Ticket punch, American Crafts ribbon, Stickles, LI Brads

Very Punny

Listed below are the supplies..

Tickled Pink:
SU! Print Pattern Bkgd, SU! Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and Whisper white CS, SU! black brads, Offray ribbon, White Signo Gel pen, Stickles
Chirp Up:
SU Loves me patterned paper, Taken w/Teal, Whisper white, and Cool Caribbean CS, White Gel pen, SU ribbons, LI brads, Stickles, Marvy Mega punch, Cuttlebug flower dies, SU Big Pieces, SU ticket punch

Friday, February 23, 2007

I like your style

This is a fun card I made with the I Like Your Style set from Stampin Up! I painted twinkling H2O's on the background paper and on the image.

Items Used:
*I Like Your Style--Stampin Up!
*Confetti CS--Paper Zone
*Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst CS
*SU eyelets
*deckle scissors
*unknown fibers
*Circle Punch
*Twinkling H2O's
*Lovely Lilac, Basic Black SU! Inks

{Altered Notebooks}

I made this altered notebook for myself. A while back I promised myself that I would have a "craft journal". Now I can jot down my ideas when I don't have enough time to put them down on paper! This was very simple to do. This particular one I used Pioneer tape to mount the papers to the book. I very much prefer to use Mod Podge for applying paper to altered items.

Items used for this project:
*Target notebook
*Assorted SU and other ribbon
*spiral "S" clip
*Lasting Impressions brads
*Doodlebug patterned paper
*SU Night of Navy CS
*Cuttlebug embossing folder
*Basic Grey and Making Memories Chipboard
*Making memories acrylic paint (Blue Reef)
*Lasting Impressions buttons

Thursday, February 22, 2007

1st Blog Candy

Ok, I'm jumping on the Blog Candy boat. Just tell me what your three favorite companies are aside from Stampin Up! and list an item of theirs that you love. Just leave your comment on this post. The deadline for posting will be 5:00pm on Sunday. I will post the winner by Monday Feb 26. Good luck!!!

Heartfelt Thanks

I had a little time this morning and created this..
Items used:
*SU Heartfelt Thanks, and Petal Pushers sets
*Positively Pink, Vanilla, Certainly Celery CS
*Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Pos. Pink, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke inks
*assorted ribbon (stripes by May Arts)
*LI Kiwi Buttons

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I won! I won!!

Ok, first of all I NEVER enter card contests! But I entered the Valentine's Day card contest at Happy N'Scrappin. I found out today that this card (the one at the bottom) won first place (yeah!)!! I'm so excited. I get to spend $50 in their store. HMMMM what should I get?? This is so fun!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Scored on Ebay!!!

I totally scored on ebay! I won these in a couple of different lots for just a fraction of the retail price!! I cannot wait until I have time to sit down and play!! Do you think I'll get to use all of these before I die?? LOL Look at them here..

Crop-a-dile Demonstration

I found this link on another board. Crop-a-dile

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Tri-fold Card

This is an oldie for me. They are kinda fun and fairly easy to make.

Items used:
*SU Whisper White, So Saffron, Brocade Blue CS
*SU Polkadots and Paisley, Little Pieces

*Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery inks, Buckaroo Blue
*AMM Expressions Ribbons
*SU Slot punch, Word Window Punch
*Hero Arts Saying
*Waterfall Stickles
*Giga and Mega scalloped square punches

Finished size is 4.25 x 4.25. The white CS is cut 10.5 x 3.5. Score marks are placed at 3.5 " and 7.0". Then score marks are placed from corner to corner on the two end squares. Stamp the card front then fold and punch. Layer on 3 7/8 square CS and then again on 4.25 square CS.

Baguette Anyone?

I really shouldn't even be stamping at all... I need to be studying!! But I had to get this one out on paper. Items used:

*SU Cool Caribbean, Whisper White, Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel CS

*Cuttlebug ribbon slide dies, and embossing folder
*Making Memories Rub-ons

*DCWV brads

*Giga and Mega scalloped punches

*Penny Black stamp and SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds

*Assorted ribbon

*Copper Stickles

*Prismacolor pencils

This card is so much cuter in person. If you click on the image you can see it in more detail.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bella Birthday

This cute file card was made with the Coluzzle File template. It was inspired by Debbie Olson. You can see Debbie's card here. I used Bazzill cardstock, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, purple Stickles, unknown patterned paper and ribbon, Cuttlebug ribbon slide, SU! Riveting, SU Little Pieces, MSE Birthday set, and Paris Bella.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Howdy Cowboy!

A friend of mine came over tonight with an undecorated can, some country-looking papers and some EK success dimensional stickers. This is what we came up with!! Some of the SU! items include Cranberry Crisp, and Buckaroo Blue CS. CC ribbon, SU retired Yeehaw set, Linen bkgd, SU antique brads, hemp twine, raffia, walnut ink, SU markers, mod podge and crafting foil. We used the silver foil for the horseshoes and the sherriff badge. We stamped the images with black Stazon and cut them out. Sheila loved the can! She is using it to give away with cookies to her Valentine. We both had alot of fun putting it together!

Many Thanks...

It felt good to sit down and stamp today! I feel guilty stamping while I'm in college. But this quarter I have decided to quit feeling guilty and just get it out of my system.... Here are two cards I made today. I was trying to use up my background paper and came up with these. Supplies used: SU! Brocade Blue CS, peach Bazzill CS, Scrapbook Walls patterned paper, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet die set, Cuttlebug embossing folder, K & C Company chipboard, SU ribbon and SU ticket punch, and MM rub-ons and brads.

Second Wiper Card...

I made a major foo-pah on the first Wiper Card! After I made it I realized that the size was half-card size... not 4.5 inches! Soooo, I'll have to find a 6 x 6 envy to put it in. *SIGH* Anyway, I made another using the same supplies with a little different layout. Don't forget to go to JanTink's website to get the instructions! Instead of taking a picture, I scanned this one. So it is laying completely flat...

Birthday Delight

Ahhhh!!! I finally had time to stamp!! I asked JanTink for her Wiper Card directions a few days ago.. And today she posted the directions for the Wiper Card on her website. Well, since I had some time today, I played around with this fun little card and came up with this!

Products used are: SU! Vintage Violet, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery papers and ink. Stampin Up sets include Delight in Life, Paisley bkgd, It's Your Birthday, and All Around Argyle. I also used Ellison Impressions with my Big Shot, Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol, LI brads, MM trims, and the FAB new ribbons that Michael's sells. These yummy ribbons come on a spool and are fairly new. Love them!!! I'm hoping to be able to stamp more today so check back soon!!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

More older but blog worthy cards...

The moose (Inky Antics) card is actually a tall 8.5 x 4 size card. The scan came up very small. The indian card was made with the old SU! Dream Catcher set. The paper was marbled with chalks.

Older but Blog worthy!

Ok, I thought I would post a few cards I have made in the past. I really have to dig into studying for the next few days... I'll be back after Monday when I'm done taking my test! Enjoy!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Friends are like flowers and more...

Have you ever had a creative burst and ended up somewhere different than when you started? I fully intended on using some of the new SAB sets today and ended up making these!! The two top cards use MM rub-ons, papers, ribbons, and flower eyelets. They also use Bazzill and SU papers, SU inks and SU NON, and celery paper. ON THE BOTTOM: These cards both use Cuttlebug embossing templates and Cuttlebug 2 x 2 flower die. Stampin Up! sets used are Tiny Talk, and Friends Are Like Flowers. SU papers include: Buckaroo Blue, Certainly Celery, Chocolate chip, Vanilla, and Positively Pink. The ribbons are a combo of Making Memories, SU, and some awesome striped ribbon from Mike's. The inks used are: Choc Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Buckaroo Blue. These cards also include Sizzix tab dies, MM brads and rub-ons, LI Brads and a distressing tool. Enjoy!

Refrigerator Listers

I love making these little guys... They are super easy to make. Some of the supplies included here are SU papers, LI papers, LI Brads, SU inks, SU ribbon, Inky Antics stamps, SU stamps (Best of Cluck, Canvas Bkgd), and LI brass templates. They are covered on the back with cardstock, which wraps around to the front. Strip magnets are applied to the top and the bottom of the backside.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Like It A Latte...

After being extremely sick with this nasty virus going around, I finally had a chance to stamp! I love this set! The colors are Chocolate Chip, Buckaroo Blue, Vanilla and Certainly Celery papers and ink. The ribbon was a great find in the Michael's $1 bin. Also used on this card are the Word Window punch, LI brads, Cuttlebug embossing template and the white gel pen.