Another challenge card ~

•April 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Here is today’s challenge card.  It does double duty for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC266)  and the Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) challenge on Jen Del Muro’s blog.  The SCS Color Challenge was to use Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, and Ruby Red together with a side of Close to Cocoa for dessert.  These colors are so yummy together!!  I also LOVED Jen’s sketch.  All in all I think this card came together quite well.  Hope you enjoy!!

Stamps: SU Fifth Avenue Floral

Paper: SU Ruby Red, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral and Close to Cocoa, PTI Rustic White, Basic Grey patterned paper

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Blush Blossom and Cameo Coral, Memento Rich Cocoa

Accessories: Close to Cocoa Ribbon, Big Shot, Assorted Embossing Folders, Prismacolor Pencils (blended with baby oil), Crystal Effects


I’m back!!

•April 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’m back to the world of stamping (and blogging).  I haven’t taken the time lately to allow myself to stamp and just generally create.  This card is one for today’s Technique Lover’s Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  We were to include a bookmark on our card. 

Stamps: SU – Both Way Blossoms

Paper: PTI – Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Kraft and Stampers Select White, Basic Grey Patterned Paper

Ink:  PTI – Fresh Snow, Memento Rich Cocoa and Cantelope, SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Big Shot, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Punch, Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils, Scallop Border Punch, Butterfly Die, Rhinestones.

It feels GREAT to be back!!  Hope you enjoy!!

WishRAK May Card Contest

•May 5, 2007 • 2 Comments

These are some cards I made for the WishRAK May Card Contest.  For the first category we were to use any punch and the colors Marigold Morning, Pixie Pink and Cool Caribbean.  I added Chocolate Chip to tone down the brightness just a bit.


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! – Looks Like Spring

Paper: Stampin’ Up! – Chocolate Chip, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, Pixie Pink, White

Ink: Stampin’ Up! – Chocolate Chip, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean

Accessories: Scalloped Square Punches, Paper Piercing, Daisy Punch, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles

For category #2 we were to use only black and white – no other colors allowed – and a Non Stampin’ Up! stamped image.  I had this zebra stamp from My Heart Stamps for You and thought he would make a perfect black and white card.  The Cuttlebug background and the ribbon came from WishRAK.


Stamps: My Heart Stamps for You – Zebra, Sentiment – Happy Everything (Stampin’ Up!)

Paper: Black, White

Ink: Black, Versamagic Chalk White

Accessories: Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic BG, Ribbon, White Brad, Paper Crimper, Dimensionals

More Design Team cards

•May 5, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Here are some more cards I’ve made for my design team submissions for My Heart Stamps for You.


Stamps: My Heart Stamps for You – Bouquet

Paper: Stampin’ Up! – Always Artichoke, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Watercolor Paper

Ink: Stampin’ Up! – Cool Caribbean, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive; Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Silver Brads, Creative Memories Corner Punch, Ribbon (Michael’s), Stardust Gel Pen


Stamps: My Heart Stamps for You – Elk

Paper: Stampin’ Up! – Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Confetti White

Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Close to Cocoa (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Ribbon (Michael’s), Paper Piercing, Plaid Dimensional Magic

Stamps: My Heart Stamps for You – Violet Basket

Paper: Stampin’ Up! – Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Blush Blossom, Watercolor Paper

Ink: Stampin’ Up! – Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip; Stazon Timber Brown

Accessories: Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Creative Memories Corner Punch, Ribbon (Michael’s), Stardust Stickles, Paper Piercing

Stamps: My Heart Stamps for You – Strawberries

Paper: Red Linen Cardstock, Black, White

Ink: Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Ribbon (Michael’s), Prismacolor Pencils, Plaid Dimensional Magic, Paper Piercing, White Gel Pen

I am having so much fun working with these stamps from My Heart Stamps for You. They have beautiful, well crafted stamps. I challenge you to check them out!!

I’m so EXCITED!!!

•April 24, 2007 • 2 Comments

I just have to share my good news!! I’ve been accepted as a member of the Design Team for My Heart Stamps for You Rubber Stamps. They have wonderful images on thick, red rubber. You can get their stamps either mounted or unmounted – whichever is your preference. Personally, I like the unmounted. For me it is a space issue. I store my unmounted stamps in CS cases on a bookshelf. In any case, please check them out and try out their stamps. I’m sure you’ll be very pleased with them. Tell them I sent you!!

Here is the first card I made using the My Heart Stamps for You (MHSFY) stamps. I LOVE this pot of geraniums. It is an absolutely gorgeous image and perfect for watercoloring. For the background on the mustard cardstock I used the Early American Lg. Flower from MHSFY. It is a very simple card but I think it turned out really pretty.

MHSFY Geranium

Stamps: My Heart Stamps for You Geranium and Early American Lg. Flower

Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, More Mustard, Marigold Morning , Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Bliss Blue (all ink except Stazon from Stampin’ Up!)

Paper: Watercolor Paper, Mustard and Red (supplier unknown)

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin’ Up!), Antique Copper Brads, White Polkadot Ribbon (Starlit Studio), Yellow Stickles

Virginia Tech Sympathy

•April 24, 2007 • 1 Comment

This card was made for one of the families whose daughter was killed at Virginia Tech last week. Thanks go out to Emily Giovanni who hosts the Color Combo Challenge on Splitcoaststampers each week for suggesting this. I think it is the least I can do to show my support for these families.

VT Sympathy

I combined three challenges for this week on this card. The first being today’s Color Combo Challenge which was to use the Virginia Tech colors (Pumpkin Pie and Bravo Burgundy) and make a sympathy card. I also added a “Levi tab” to the card which was the theme of yesterday’s Technique challenge. Finally I CASE’d this card from Julie Buhler (reneejul1 on SCS) for this week’s Featured Stamper challenge. I changed the colors and the background stamp for this challenge but since I love this set and Julie’s layout I kept those the same.

All supplies Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Natural Beauty, Filigree

Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy, White

Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Paper Piercing, Dimensionals

IC72 – Sassy Stripes

•April 21, 2007 • 1 Comment

I am so proud of myself. I am 6 for 6 on this week’s challenges. If you are a stamper and not a member of Splitcoaststampers I ask you “WHY NOT?”. This is THE BEST site for all things stamping related. The people on this site are so nice and so supportive and best of all SO TALENTED!! I have only been a member since October and I have learned so much from this talented group of people. One of my favorite parts of this site is the daily challenges. These challenges are absolutely wonderful for jumpstarting your creativity to help get you out of a rut or better yet stretch your creativity and think out of the box.

IC72 - Sassy Stripes

Ok – today’s challenge was the Inspiration Challenge. The hostess picks something (today it was a purse) and we are to use that item for inspiration to make our card. You can use any element of the inspiration piece as your jumping off point. For me, it was the stripes. I had a piece of patterned paper that reminded me of the stripes on the purse and I ran with it from there.

I also make this card to fit the April WishRAK card challenge for Category #1. We were to use the set Sassy Stems (images received through WishRAK) and any colors we chose to make a card. This card fits the bill quite well. I did received the image through WishRAK as well as the fibers on this cards.

I didn’t have the round tab punch but I like the look of it and decided to find out if I could make my own. I punched a 1 1/2″ circle with my circle punch and folded it in half. Then I unfolded it and punched small slivers out of the edge so that the fold is in the middle. It’s not an exact match to the tab punch but it’s pretty close and fine for my needs. I already have the circle punches and don’t know that I would really use the tab punch enough to justify the purchase. So I’ll be happy and use my substitute. (LOL)

All supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Sassy Stems

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Sahara Sand

Paper: Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Cool Caribbean, White, Patterned Paper (unknown)

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Fibers, 1 1/2 & 3/4″ circle punches, Yellow, Fruit Punch and Stardust Stickles, Crystal Effects.

You didn’t really think I could make a card without Stickles did you? Of course not. They add so much to the card with just a little bit. And the best part is – there’s no mess!! Well, that is until you stick your finger in it by accident (lol) but that’s another story.

Happy stamping!!