Saturday, May 30, 2009

OK.....I put both of these here together just to show you that if you don't have the stamp set that I can still make the card....just use a different stamp set. Or, use a different color cardstock! You can see that both of these have the same basic layout but different colors, different stamp sets and on the second one I stamped the "Happy Birthday" right on the back layer and on the first one I stamped on a smaller piece of cardstock and layered it!
Here's the "recipes" for both!
Stamp sets: Perfect Petals & It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava
Other: Daisies Texturz Plate & Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon
Stamp sets: Elegant Ornaments & It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Taken With Teal & Whisper White
Ink: Cool Caribbean & Taken With Teal

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blooming With Happiness is yet another birthday card for one of the ladies on the LNS (Late Night Stampers) Yahoo group! The inspiration for this card came from the demonstrator's section of the Stampin' Up! website. The orginal card was made by Heather Aaron.

The "recipe" is as follows:

Stamp set: Blooming With Happiness

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Perfect Plum & Pale Plum

Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery & Barely Banana

Other: Ticket Corner punch, 1/4" Celery Grosgrain ribbon & 1/4" Eggplant Grosgrain ribbon

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Please, take a second and say a prayer of thanks for your friends and family members who have passed on. But, even more than that, say a prayer for all men and women in uniform, both past and present. We owe them all a HUGE debt of gratitude!
Now, the card above. I made this as a birthday card for a friend. The inspiration came from a card made by Crystal Erzen. I saw it on the Stamper's Showcase in the demo section of the Stampin' Up! website. The "recipe" is as follows:

Stamp sets: Happy Everything & Blooming with Happiness
Cardstock/Paper: Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, So Saffron & Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery & Staz-On Jet Black
Stampin' Write markers: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery & So Saffron
Ribbon: Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gayla O'Dell's Purse

Is this not the cutest little thing you have ever seen? I got the idea and inspiration from Gayla O'Dell of MeGa Stampin Studio - - when I saw it I just HAD to give it a try! SO cute but yet so very easy! My mother-in-law LOVES things like this so I'll be putting this in the mail tomorrow morning to go to her! Here is the recipe of the colors I used:
Cardstock: Regal Rose & Always Artichoke
Designer Series Paper: Georgia Peach
Ribbon: Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain
Dies: Top Note Bigz, Scallop Circle & Scallop Circle 2
The button is not Stampin' Up! I didn't have a nice big pink button made by Stampin' Up! I probably had a shirt or jacket that had this button on it at one time.
I did glue the DSP to the Regal Rose before cutting it out to make that part of the purse stiffer.
Do be sure to go by MeGa Stampin Studio and tell them I sent you!

Block Party

Morning all! Here is my latest "creation". And, yes, it's for the birthday of another of the ladies on the LNS list! I did CASE this card from Splitcoast Stampers. Unfortunately I don't have anything to tell me who created the original! I used different colors and a different ribbon but otherwise it's basically the same as the card I saw at SCS. I really do like the combo of Lovely Lilac and Kiwi Kiss! Just looking at it makes me want some Sweet Tarts or Skittles! LOL Here's the "recipe" I used:
Stamp sets: Block Party & Big Bold Birthday
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac & Kiwi Kiss
Other: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon & the Scallop Circle punch (I used it for the top of the cupcake and just cut the circle in half)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

Good Morning!'s actually afternoon here! I usually try to post first thing in the morning but I'm running behind today! So, anyway, here is a new card I made. I made this, yet again, for one of the girls on LNS (Late Night Stampers) who's birthday just passed. Here's the card:

The "inspiration" for this card is a card I saw on the Stampin' Up! website in the demonstrators section. That card was made by Kay Marini. Here is the "recipe" I used for this card:

Cardstock: Barely Banana & Uptown Designer Series Paper

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Stampin' Write Markers in YoYo Yellow & Mellow Moss, gold brads, Ticket Corner punch & gold cord

Hope you like this one! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Flowers of Gratitude

So...did you all get a chance to go on one, two or even all three of the Blog Tours over the last 2 days? If you didn't get to go on the Tour you REALLY missed out!

On to my card for today! I made this as a birthday card for one of the ladies on the LNS Yahoo group.

This card was inspired by a card I saw and then printed on Splitcoast Stampers. Unfortunately I don't still have the name of the person who originally made it. Here is the "recipe" I used:

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant & Pale Plum

Stamp sets: Canvas (background), Flowers of Gratitude & It's Your Birthday

Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Summer Sun

Other: Scallop Oval punch, Flourish Texturz plate

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Flowers #2 Texturz Plate

Morning all! I finally have something new to add here! After you are done looking here PLEASE don't forget the Blog Tour! If you look over on the sidebar to the right you will see stuff about the tour. Look down in the third paragraph and click on the "click here" link to get started! It will end tonight so you have ALOT of touring to do if you haven't started yet. There are not one, not two, but THREE tours going on! So, have a look at my card and then go touring!!!!!

I made this for the birthday of one of the girls on the LNS Yahoo Group. I do hope she likes it! I've been making cards for everyone who is having a birthday. I just SO love making cards but I think my family is SICK of getting cards from me (OK...not really but it's nice to have someone to send my cards to). Here is the "recipe" for the products I used:

Stamp sets: Friendly Flowers & On Your Birthday

Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Mellow Moss & Whisper White

Ink: Groovy Guava & Mellow Moss

Other: Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Moss Gingham ribbon (not available anymore) & Flowers #2 Texturz plate

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Big Bold Birthday

Morning all! MAN....spring seems like it's FLYING by! I've been busy, busy, busy and that's why I didn't get anything posted yesterday....sorry!
Anyway, here is a card I made for someone's birthday. This card will be going to someone on the LNS group! Here is the "recipe" I used:

Cardstock: Berry Bliss DSP, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown & Whisper White
Stamp sets: Big Bold Birthday
Embellishments, etc.: Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon & my YoYo Yellow Stampin' Write marker to color the flame of the candle

Hope you all have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wonderful Wings

Sorry I haven't uploaded anything for a few days. As I usually do every spring I got outside and over-did things! I now have muscles aching in places that I didn't even know I had muscles! LOL Anyway, here's a card for today. I do think the stamp set I used for the butterflies is retired. Here is the "recipe":

Stamp Sets: Wonderful Wings & Best Blossoms

Cardstock: Basic Black & Mellow Moss

Ink: Mellow Moss & Basic Black

Embellishments: vellum & Vintage brads

Hope you all had a good weekend and a good Monday!

Friday, May 8, 2009

LNS Circle Challenge

The challenge this week on the LNS Yahoo list was circles! I didn't read the whole email about the challenge because if I had I would have seen that I had to have at least 3 circles. WAIT...I the little circles in the edge punch count??? LOL Anyway, this was the card I made for that challenge. The "recipe" is below:

Stamp sets: Morning Soft & One Of A Kind

Cardstock: Watercolor paper, Confetti Cream & Lovely Lilac

Ink: Lovely Lilac & VersaMark (flower is embossed with black embossing powder)

Watercolor Wonder Crayons: Garden Green, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, YoYo Yellow

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Never Ending Joy

Here's another one I made some time back. I don't remember now where I got the "inspiration" but if this card looks like something you made a put out on the net....let me know! I certainly want to give you credit for your inspiration! The "recipe" is below:

Stamp sets: Never Endng Joy

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lovely Lilac & Lavender Lace

Ink: Lovely Lilac & Garden Green

Embellishments: gold cord

NOTE: I also used the Color Spritzer and the Lovely Lilac Stampin' Write marker to "spritz the tulips.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In Full Bloom notecard

I LOVE this stamp set! I'm not sure if it's retired or not but doesn't matter...I LOVE it! Here's the "recipe".....

Stamp Set: In Full Bloom

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Basic Black & Whisper White

Ink: Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Certainly Celery & Going Gray

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

After much nagging from some of the girls on the LNS Yahoo mail list (and, thanks girls...nagging me really does work) I'm adding this card to my blog. I made this card some time back but I simply have not had time to make anything new this week. I do think this stamp set is retired. I am pretty sure the ribbon is no longer available too. But, it will at least give you a small look at some of the cards I make. I am sure I snagged this idea from somewhere but I have no idea where. It could have been from the Stamper's Showcase in the demonstrator's section of the Stampin' Up! website or it could have been from Splitcoast Stampers. If this looks familiar to you and you posted something like this card on one of those two websites please let me know so that I can give you credit! The "recipe" is below:

Stamp sets: Blossoms Abound, Weathered (background) & Close As A Memory
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss & Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum & Basic Black
Embellishments: the purple colored gingham ribbon that is no longer available

I will try to post only images that use "current" stamp sets and colors but for now this was all I had available. Plus, I have some favorite stamp sets that are retired but I just can't keep myself from using them!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hello and welcome to my blog! I know there isn't much here yet. Be's a work in progress! And, I am hoping for alot of progress! I will try to add more stuff this week. I hope to add some pics and "recipes" of cards I am in the process of making! As I said, just be patient with me please. I am new to this blogging stuff! If you see something you think should be changed or that could be made better PLEASE let me know!