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Saturday, June 30, 2012


My friend thought this card needed something more in the middle panel, but I liked it just the way it was.
So I kept it the way I liked it.
I love black & white with bright colors.
This card is full of bright colors and patterns.
I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I like it. :-)

Today we are celebrating my step-father's 80th birthday!
I will share some pictures tomorrow.
He has a July 4th birthday but with the holiday falling mid-week, we thought it would be easier for everyone to have the party on Saturday.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Artisan Entry....

I think this might be the last one I have pictures of.
I can't believe I didn't get pictures of my other projects.
I am such a dork!
Thank you for all of the encouragement this week!
It was very kind and helps take the sting out of not getting that phone call!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Artisan Entry....

Here is another scrapbook page I did using MDS.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Artisan Entry...

This was made using MDS. I am pleased with it.
One of the things I like about MDS is that past DSP is always available!
This paper was perfect for these two pictures.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Another Artisan Entry ....

I love this card and am sad I don't have it. I took such time and care in painting this one.
I stamped and painted the giraffe in back first, and then painted a second one on another sheet of watercolor paper, cut him out, and mounted it on dimensionals.
I went back and added shadows to the first one to show where the giraffe in front would have cast a shadow.
While I know it isn't the fanciest, over the top, kind of card, this is one of my favorites.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mojo Monday #247

I have to share something weird and funny (sort of). I had this dream last night that I used this stamp set, but I used the James Taylor quote stamp instead of the Charles Dickens quote.
Anyway, in the dream I made this card and posted it and then James Taylor died and it was my fault.
I am not sure how it was my fault, but in the dream it was clear that it was my fault for using this stamp and he died.

  • Crumb Cake CS, Island Indigo CS, Riding Hood Red CS, Whisper White CS, Fan Fair DSP
  • From My Heart Stamp Set
  • StazOn Black, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Island Indigo
  • Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Paper Snips, Dotted Ribbon Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Artisan .... LOSER...

I entered Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team this year.
I knew it would be HIGHLY unlikely that I would be selected, but I wanted to challenge myself anyway.
Like a dope, I didn't take pictures of all of my entries.
My 3D items, one scrapbook page, and one card didn't get photographed.
Over the next week I will share with you what I did remember to photograph.
This is one of the cards I submitted.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Step It Up! Saturday #70

Step #1 CARD:
  • Wild Wasabi CS, Storytime DSP, Watercolor Paper
  • Life Shared Stamp Set
  • StazOn Black, Real Red, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Soft Suede Markers
  • Brad

 Step #2 CARD:

  • So Saffron CS, Wild Wasabi CS, Baja Breeze CS, Basic Gray CS, Storytime DSP, Watercolor Paper
  • Life Shared Stamp Set
  • StazOn Black, Real Red, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Soft Suede Markers
  • Brads, Dimensionals

 Step #3 CARD:
  • Baja Breeze CS, Basic Gray CS, Storytime DSP, Watercolor Paper, So Saffron CS
  • Life Shared Stamp Set
  • StazOn Black, Real Red, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Soft Suede Markers
  • Dimensionals, Taffeta Ribbon in White, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Friday, June 22, 2012

STAMPede Stampin' Solutions

After using a class planning service for a year, my favorite service went out of business in December.
My good friend, Jeanne, convinced me that we could fill the void left by our favorite planner leaving the business.
Jeanne joined my team, and we have been working on this project.
This month we have 2 planners.
We have 10-15 working, and hope to release them all (a few each month) by the end of the year.
These planners are available to demonstrators and customers.
They are for personal use only and request that you do not re-sell or distribute.
If someone is interested, please direct them to our site. 
Thank you!

Use It Up! Friday


  • Peach Parfait CS, Very Vanilla CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP
  • Thank God Stamp Set
  • Peach Parfait, Pool Party Markers
  • Seam Binding Ribbon in Vanilla, 5 Petal Punch, Brad, Glue Dots

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday .... Clean & Simple

  • Summer Starfruit CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Marina Mist CS, Watercolor Paper
  • Countryside Stamp Set, Harvest Blessings Stamp Set
  • StazOn Black, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Old Olive Markers
  • Aquapainter, Linen Thread, Buttons, Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday .... Cards I Love

  • Island Indigo CS, Whisper White CS, World Spectacular DSP
  • Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set
  • Island Indigo, and Calypso Coral Markers
  • Seam Binding Ribbon in Daffodil Delight, AquaPainter, Dimensionals, Brads

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trending Tuesday #34

  • Cherry Cobbler CS, First Edition DSP, Fan Fair DSP, Very Vanilla CS
  • Postage Due Stamp Set
  • Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, and Sahara Sand Ink Pads
  • 1" Square Punch, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mojo Monday #246

  • Early Espresso CS, Very Vanilla CS, Patterns DSP Stack Regals, Summer Smooches DSP
  • Harvest Blessings Stamp Set, Countryside Stamp Set
  • StazOn Timber Brown (nonSU), Garden Green, Soft Suede, Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, and Cherry Cobbler Markers; Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso Ink Pads
  • Stamping Sponges, Linen Thread, Vintage Trinkets, Aquapainter

Sunday, June 17, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #141

  • Lucky Limeade CS, Bashful Blue CS, Marina Mist CS, Night of Navy CS, Whisper White CS
  • From My Heart Stamp Set
  • Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy Markers
  • Top Note Die, Fancy Fan Folder EF, Big Shot, Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday with Abigail

The first week of Summer Vacation was last week.
For the first time, I cleared a spot in my stamping room and invited my 9 year old
in to stamp with me.
I helped her create two cards and then left her alone to create the next three cards.
What you see here, are her creations.

She actually inspired me too!
I ended up creating a card planner based on the two cards we created together!
I can't wait to share it with you all.

Abigail loved this set. I need to pull it out and use it more.
I see a stamper in our future!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Use It Up! Friday ....

I love this stamp set.
It is one of the few I am hanging on to.
This could be a Flat Card Friday, if you remove the ribbon and basic pearls.
I am on a Rose Red / Primrose Petals kick this week. 
I do seem to gravitate to certain colors in spurts.
  • Rose Red CS, Basic Gray CS, Whisper White CS
  • Manhattan Flower Stamp Set, Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set
  • StazOn Black, Rose Red Ink Pad, So Saffron Ink Pad
  • Aqua Painter, Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls