Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stamping 411-Happy Moments Card

I found another challenge out there, Stamping 411. I find that finding a challenge is helping me get another card made and a way to learn new things. I made a similar card for one of my "pals"...don't want to go into detail, b/c she should get it soon. I liked it so much, I wanted to do another one, but change it up a little. Hope you like it.

Also, thanks for those of you that have left me a comment. I know that it takes time to do and I want you to know that I appreciate it. Have a great day!

Stamp Sets: Happy Moments, Itty Bitty Buds

Ink: Crushed Curry Marker, Old Olive

Paper: Good Morning Sunshine DSP (retired/IBC2009), Summer Sun

Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain

Tools: Clear Mount Block "B", Ticket Corner Punch

Extras: Old Olive Buttons

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stampin Royalty Challenge #16

Hey fellow Stampin Friends! I found a new challenge (Stampin Royalty) that I thought I would try out. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Top Note Die, as you can see, the sketch uses this die and I am very pleased as to how it turned out. As you may have seen in my previous post...I am NEW to the card making thing, but I must say, I am soooooo loving it!!! I am still very behind on my scrapbook and I need to get to it, but I love making these cards. This card is for a very sweet friend of mine that I work with. She bought me two books and sent them to me this week. It was just so thoughtful of her to think about me and I wanted to send her a little something. I hope you like it!

***Notice the tiny image on the bottom right corner of the envelope. Love it!

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Sweet Little Sentiments

Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Cottage Wall DSP

Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry

Tools: Big Shot, Big Shot Top Note Die, Table Top Cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, flower punch, crop-a-dile

Extras: Stampin Scrub, Stampin Mist, Stampin Dimensionals

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Hey guys! Two post in 7 days...someone better write it down. This is my second PPA challenge in a week. You should go make a card and play. I am excited about this card, it really can't be any more simple than this! I used Whisper White paper, some great SU ink, a little ribbon and hands down one of the best stamp sets out there....Fifth Avenue Floral. I also used the Trendy Trees "thanks so much" stamp on the inside. You could make this a birthday card, thank you card, pretty much anything you need it to be. Like I said, GREAT set! I was glad to bring out the Baja Breeze since it is coming back. Very pretty! Thanks for looking, I would love to know that you stopped by, please leave me a comment.

Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Trendy Trees (inside, not pictured)

Ink: SU Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze (it's coming back), Regal Rose

Paper: Whisper White

Ribbon: Baja Breeze (This is from the 2009 IB&C-Ribbon Originals 3 pack)

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, table top paper cutter

Extras: Stampin Scrub, Stampin Mist, Adhesive

Thursday, April 15, 2010

PPA 38-Get Well Soon

I am so excited to submit my first card in the PPA challenge, I have played twice before in the "anything BUT a card" challenge, but I haven't submitted a card yet. I have a very good friend who recently had surgery and me and the family want to send him a card. This is the first time that I have ever made a matching envelope too, I lined the inside and look at the cute little "Trendy Tree" in the bottom corner of the front. Yay! So much fun and wow...look how much better it makes things look. Hope you enjoy. Go ahead and Play at PPA. One more thing....shhhhhh don't tell...this is only my 3rd card EVER. Even though I have been with Stampin Up for over a year, it has been hard for me to step out of my comfort zone (Scrapbooking) and guess what??? I LOVE IT! Thanks for visiting, I would love to hear what you think!

Stamp Set(s) Used: Trendy Trees, Thoughts and Prayers

Ink: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip (two of my favs)

Paper: Sweet Pea DSP, Old Olive, So Saffron, Taken with Teal

Ribbon: So Saffron (from SAB last year)

Tools: Big Shot, Movers and Shapers, Curly Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tabletop paper cutter

Extras: Stampin Scrub, Stampin Mist, Adhesive

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Craft Space

I can't wait to share my space with you all. I love checking out other blogs where you share your space, so I thought...why not? So I hope that you enjoy.

This is a snapshot of my favorite space! I just love it!!!! Those of you that know me well know that I am just a tiny bit OCD.....so that's why everything has a space. Sometimes I have a little bit of a hard time crafting because I can't stand things not to be in "its" place. (I am working on that though.) You will see my new rods from Ikea . One of the blogs that I just LOVE is my Stampin Up upline Mary Fish http://www.stampinpretty.com/. She is SUPER talented. I saw these rods on her blog an I knew that I just HAD TO HAVE THEM...well since we do not have an Ikea anywhere near here I had to wait until I was able to travel to one (they would not ship this item). Well, I must say...I LOVE ME SOME IKEA....You will also notice my autographed Nick Lachey picture at the top of my wall organizer. I also love me some Nick Lachey (a lot of you out there know that too).

This is my bullentin board that I have some family pics, card measurements, and work from some of my pals (The group of fellow Stampin Up members that I belong to). They are a super talented set of folks and I LOVE being apart of this team!!! The art work above the bullentin board is from my super talented daughters. I have more of their art that I am wanting to get framed.
This is a close up of the wall organizer that I have had for awhile now and I love it! You can see the rods a little better in this pic....love it! The paper that you see in the two floor organizers is all of my Stampin Up paper...I try to add a little to each one of my orders. It is great for everything to match. Speaking of SU paper....it was announced yesterday that they are changing things up a bit and there are LOTS of new colors. I will post the new color chart on my blog as well.
O.k. On the top is another one of my Ikea finds...I found these 3 canasters (SU demos check out pg 18 of the new mini...yes, it is the exact ones...I had no idea until I got home with them). All of you other guys have to wait until May to know what I am talking about. The cute boxes on the bottom (and one on the top) also came from Ikea. I have my stamps (in alpha order) in the ones on the bottom and my clear mount blocks in the one on the top. Two of the binders have stickers in them (organized by theme) in page protectors. One of them has only alphabet stickers and the other one has an image of every stamp set that I own, also in ABC order. I don't throw anything away....I can't waste my scraps. The two boxes on the top have my tiny scrap paper divided in envelopes by color. The blue box is SU Card stock only....yea!
I love this quote. This hangs above my double doors in my craft room/office. How appropriate! This was a Decor Element that SU carried. I just love it....it was easy to hang. (I think, Mark did it). :O)

More storage...of course Idol is on. The green basket holds all of my Big Shot Big XL dies...perfect fit. The box next to it (kinda hidden behind the two organizers) holds my smaller dies.

This is my sitting area in the craft room/office. I love to see my girls pile up and look at the scrapbooks that I have worked on. They look at them over and over and over. Makes the hard work worthwhile.

This is our desk. You can see my cricut sits on this...love the cricut! I have been "bitten by the bug". I hope that you have enjoyed...I can't wait to see some of your space.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Making a come back....

Ok guys, I promise this was a goal of mine. I am ashamed to say that I am not doing a good job. I will post soon, I will post soon, I will post soon. :O)

I have been really busy and I haven't had time to do any personal scrapbooking or card projects. I want to so bad! This is my relaxing time, I love it! I am just going to make time. I am in my office/craft room doing some organizing. I can't wait to share. My next post will be of my room. I want to share my space. I always enjoy checking out other's craft areas so I thought I would share my own.

Stay tuned.....