Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A blizzard of Blitzen

Remember Blitzen papers from Basic Grey? I loved those. I used a bunch to scrap Christmas a year or so ago (or was it two?) but I still had paper left. So, I decided to use them to make my Christmas cards this year. I originally thought I would get through all my paper this weekend, but I am not even close. I little patterned paper goes a long way!

The first card was made for the Mojo Monday Sketch on Poetic Artistry.
I have such a hard time using sketches, but Julee's seem more natural to me. I decided I had to use the Merry and Bright SU set - I just love snowmen and this one was so cute! The set is in the mini catalog, so you only have until the 30th if you want one...

Stamp: SU Merry and Bright
Ink: SU Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive and Only Orange (coloring was done with the markers)
Paper: Basic Grey Blitzen, SU Real Red and Old Olive
Punches: SU 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circles, SU scallop

Pretty simple, isn't it?

The next little batch of cards (on the right) were all the same supplies as above. I actually made 4 of each style. That way I can mass produce some easy cards but not get too bored. Somehow, 8 cards is my limit. I wanted to play with the glitter my friend Stacey gifted me, so the red on the snowman and the tree is colored with Red Real for a base, and then I used the 2 way pen to attach Making Memories glitter. This stuff is solid coverage. I kept coloring just in case, but I am not sure you can see any of it under the glitter.

Then I started making the little vignette cards (see left). They take longer, so no real multiples here. But this little set is so cute together, I had to put all the images on at least some of the cards.

I think the bottom card was inspired by a sketch on www.splitcoaststampers.com, but I did not keep track of which one. I just kind of made the card as I had the sketch in mind. I am not sure whether or not it is true to the sketch or even close for that matter. Of course, I had to glitter these trees too.

Speaking of SplitCoast, the Chrismas card frenzy started because I wanted to try this star tag punch tutorial. I made the red star last Friday (card on right again) and then really wanted to make a card to put with it. The star was really not hard, though I think it would have been cuter with patterned paper on the inside. The Blitzen papers were a natural with the colors I happened to use for the star. Since I never do anything with them, I wanted to use the tags that come with the kits, which explains the background...

(Sorry, I cannot remember who makes the metal flower - it was just in my Scrap Rack and I wanted to use something in the middle).

Okay, last one...
The stamp on here is actually from 2 years ago. I bought it when it was on sale after Christmas last year from my friend Eva - who, incidentally, just started selling her supplies on line. She has some fun stuff, so check out her store. I buy a lot of my Adirondack/Ranger and non SU stamps from her. This just uses more leftover Blitzen and a prime flower I have been saving forever. Kind of hoping it works for Christmas due to the color. I am so addicted to those Primas...

Well, I have some more card basis cut, but I need work to slow down a bit before I can finish them. Maybe this weekend will work.

Thanks for checking out what I have so far.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Donation card

Stampin' Up does some with with Ronald McDonald House. This year, we are making little packets of holiday cards for the residents. So, I made a bunch of these cards with the Snow Burst set I am so in love with. I may be making a lot of my own cards with this set. The layout design was inspired by Jennifer MacGuire's floral cards on 2Peas.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Snow Burst
Ink: Encore Metallic
Cardstock: Club Scrap
Paint (star center): Ranger Adirondack Pearls
Ribbon and cord: Stampin Up

Friday, November 23, 2007

A fast, fun digi page....

I finally learned how to use a digi template! Jessica Sprague is giving a mini album away with a page each day in December. I guess this page is an early bird. She had outstanding directions on how to use the template, so I learned something new and got this page done in about 15 minutes this morning. It is a layered .psd file, so I could take off the element I did not want on my page and I just added the photos and the red swirls, which are by Shabby Princess from her free kit last year (recolored). Wasn't that easy?

Give it a try:

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I thought I would share the little card I made for my brother and his wife. They are doing Thanksgiving for the first time at their house and seemed a bit stressed about it. So, I thought this may be a good pick-me-up. All colors are Stampin Up (Old Olive, Only Orange, Creamy Caramel and Whisper White). The stamp sets are retired Lovely Leaves and More Great Greetings. Giga scallop punch by EK Success - and I used to Coluzzle for the first time to make the circle shapes. It worked so well! I may be using that again a lot more.

I am off to make mashed potatoes, green beans and a salad to help out for dinner.

Have a great Turkey Day everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2007


It was awesome! I took kayak lessons last summer, but have only been able to go practice on sit-on-tops. Sunday I got to use the faster and more comfortable ocean kayaks. My friend R. came with me and we had a blast paddling around the harbor. I thought I would show you a few pictures. Not exactly graceful with the PFD on, but hey, a good time was had by all.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

First Dive Photos

A couple of weeks ago, I got certified in diving. It was so fun - and kind of exciting! Yesterday, I went on my first post-certification dive. I had bought a case for my little camera and went to town. I thought I would share some of those photos. Location is Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach.

Sea Urchins... yummy - and so cute underwater!

There were lots of these bright yellow fish (garabaldi, I am told). I loved them because they showed up so well in pictures.

This star fish was HUGE - over a foot across.

This little bitty guy was cute too! Not as magnificent, but cute.

Sea plants. They were really more colorful. I guess one day I will need an underwater camera with a strobe. For now, this will have to do for sharing.

I forgot what this was. One of the guys diving with us did tell me though. It was maybe the size of a large fist.

And lastly, my dive buddy was my ex, Jim. It was his first post cert dive too. Not the perfect dive position, but hey, we both just swam the best we could. And as long as I was floating and not sitting on the bottom, I was calling it good!

No pictures of me because I had the camera. Mauricio took some of me for my certification dive, but I don't have his pictures yet. If they are good, maybe I will share them later.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

It seems like I hardly ever do anything for Halloween, so I thought I would make treats for my coworkers. They are just little cello bags of candy I made tags for with the Batty for You SU set and SU punches. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

How to Build a Snowman

I finally finished it! This was a layout I started at the Asilomar retreat. The photos are from my friend L -- I started by getting paper from her stash and started to play. But I really wanted to do something with glitter and chipboard on it, so I brought it home to work on. I have been doing a little bit, letting it sit out, working on it again etc.

The chipboard is painted with MM paints. On the swirls, I painted a base coat with pink, and them made a wash of a dark pink and the glitter specialty paint. It took a while, but it was fun to paint. The letters are painted in white, and then painted over with a mix of the white and lots of the glitter paint. I dabbed it on with the foam brush so in real life it looks like snow.

I wish I saw the snow more. It is so fun to do snow layouts. Thanks for letting me do yours L!

The cool women of TAC

These are more cards made with The Angel Company stamps I bought several years ago. The cards were made at the Asilomar retreat I went to in September. I joined a birthday card club and wanted to make lots of birthday cards, so these are a few more of them (more to come as I get more scanning done).

I used pens to color the images on the stamp. A big huff, and they look so cute!

All stamps are Angel Co. The papers are actually all Club Scrap POPs (pounds of paper) - except for the white as I prefer to stamp on Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock. Due to the POPs, the cards are smaller than normal. I folded 5x7 POPs in half (that is usually the larger of the POPS, but they come in all little sizes) to make 5x3.5 cards. I love how the shape is just slightly different, but they still fit into a standard envelope. And it is such a fun use for POPs. The ribbon is We Are Memory Keepers. Even when you are trying to pack light, you need to have ribbon with you!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Some TAC cards

There were a few stamp sets I loved from The Angel Company when I saw them a few years ago. They were all the same style. I use some of them at the retreat I went to a few weeks ago (or was it months now). I had to dive back in to use them again...

The wedding TAC set became a wedding card for a friend this week. Pretty simple card. It is hard to see, but her veil has glitter. I think it adds a fun touch. Cardstock, Ink is Stampin Up. Coloring pends are Zig brush markers.

Then, just to show you the other gals, here is a card going to my friend for her birthday this week. Don't you just love the drama! Sorry the white edges were so rough to scan. You get the idea though, right?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Kind of a cheater post...

I have been meaning to scan the rest of the cards from the fun folds class. Well, actually, I need to photograph them (otherwise you would not see the fun folds! LOL). And I cannot seem to think of doing it during daylight hours. So, here is a card I made for a swap instead. The idea was totally from someone on SplitCoastStampers. I don't remember who, but I could not get the card out of my head. I wanted to use vibrant colors but still be fall....

Stamps are all SU - Garden Silhouettes and It's all good (the "happy" stamp" - thanks to Tracey for letting me borrow that this weekend!)
Inks: Vintage Violate, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie (I filled my own spectrum pad and rolled it!)
Paper: same colors as inks, as well as Whisper White and Glossy White
Punches: SU Scallop, 1 3/8 circle and 1 1/4 circle
SU Ribbon
The technique is from the latest Techniquejunkies.com newsletter (which is why the card is for the swap there...)

Sorry I used the retired Vintage Violet, but this would work just as well with Elegant Eggplant (which was my original plan, but I realized I did not have that reinker).

I was away on a scrapping retreat this last weekend and I made cards the entire time. I made about 50 cards (some in sets of 10), so I should have more to post eventually. And I received my Winter Mini order while I was gone, so now I want to play even more. (I got Stem Silhouettes - how cool is that going to look with the Garden Silhouettes!!!)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

THREE FOR YOU Punch Box cards

I wanted to use the fabulous Three for You Punch Box for the workshop today. It was so fun to make these little samples for everyone to copy. Their inspiration came from all over - I think the Wild Wasabi idea is from Stampin Up and the So Saffron was inspired by someone on SplitCoastStampers. The Purely Pomegranate used was my idea. There are so many cute samples floating around with these little cards and they are so quick to do. I may have to use up the leftovers from the free cards Stampin Up sent me with the Punch Box. That should make for a fun night.

I could not stop punching the little flowers, so I use the punch box for another card. This was inspired by a card in the catalog (p.150) with some adustments to use the stamps from the punch box for the side and the saying (thank you StarofMay!). I am liking the white space a lot. May be trying that on some other cards too. I will try to scan the rest of the cards from today's class later this week.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A True Friend is You Friend - Swap card

I have always loved the color combo of the Real Red and Old Olive (though it really did not scan true here). It should scream Christmas, but to me, it just said happy. I joined a swap to use the new sets from the Holiday Mini (available next month). Everything is by Stampin Up. I chose the set called True Friend. I love the folk art feel to the set. It is becoming quite trendy, isn't it? Actually, the bottom layer is made with the coordinating wheel called Boho Friend. Everyone needs one of those...

I need to make room...

I went through my sets and picked out more retired sets to sell. I just need the room for the new stuff. So, if you are interested in any of these, let me know. They will also be available at my next Stamp Camp on Sunday.

All Around Argyle 25
Bold Basics 8
Bold Shapes 8
Both Way Blossoms 25
Burst into Bloom 7
By Design 14.95
Daisy (DD) 18
Fabulous Four8
Festive Four 11.95
Flower Garden 17
Fresh Fillers 10
Fun Filled 16.95
Heart and Posies 8
Holiday Spirit 19.95
Hydrangea (DD) 20
Perfect Petals 10
Little Shapes 8
Love Ya Bunches 17.95
More Great Greetings 20
Nature's Wonder 10
Painted Garden 8
Sayings and Such 10 (Missing "May you find the strength...)
Season's Sketches 15
Simple Sketches 25
Simply Circles 17.95
Smorgasborders 10
Sketch a Party 10
Sweet and Simple 10
Teenie Tinies - 7

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cheers to your birthday cards

I just had to have these stamps when I saw them. My friend Eva had a great display of summer stamps at her store and these were in there (along with a few others that made it into my basket.) I had a few friends I wanted to send birthday cards to this month. And I am pretty excited to be using stamps within a few months of purchasing them!

I used the POPs I had from prior Club Scrap kits. The first card was made for one of the ladies who founded Club Scrap. It actually uses paper from several kits - Workbench red, Painted Desert blue and green, and I am not sure which the white came from. Image stamps are all DeNami. They have the cutest tropical stuff!

After I finished this card, I needed a few more. I wanted to try a softer look for the coloring, so I pulled out my chalks. I love their subtle coloring. I was still able to pull out more Club Scrap POPs to coordinate with the chalking. It is so fun to use up those papers... Images are still Denami - words are Savvy Stamps.

Oh, and all the drink portions have Glassy Glaze on them to they look like glass. It is hard to see in the scans, but it really fun live!

That's it for now. I have been scrapping, but nothing is really completed, so those layouts will have to wait.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

FUN FOLDS Stamp Camp on August 26

I have been wanting to do this class for a while... and some of you even requested it. FUN FOLDS! Class is not just for standard card sizes any more. We are going to be doing cards with different sizes and folds to really make your cards stand above the rest. You will love all the looks you can create with paper (especially our new Designer Series papers - YUMMY!). And, of course we will be using stamps from the new catalog, including the Punch Box which is on special this month. They are mounted and ready to play! (did I mention the punch box is die cut so all you have to do it punch out and attach the stamps). I look forward to having you over.
Date: August 26
Time: 2-5 pm
Cost: $15
Contact me for details. I will post the samples as I get them done.
Please RSVP no later than the Friday before class. You know I have to get your paper cut for you!

PS - I will also have a drawing for card candy! Want to know what it is? You gotta come!

Stampin Up Punch Box Special!

Did you see the Punch Box this year? So cool. Fun little flower stamps with a matching 3 flower punch, three ink pads (including 2 of the new in colors!!!). Pretty much everything you need to make cards besides the paper and envelopes. Well, in August, you even get that! Purchase the Punch Box and you will get a set of in color, TEXTURED cardstock precut to make 3x3 gift cards, along with the envelopes to give them! The Stampin Up site has some adorable samples to get you started - here. This is an awesome deal for a really versatile set which includes polka dots, little frames - just adorable!. Contact me to get yours!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Layouts of the Stanley Hotel

These are all photos and layouts of the Stanley hotel. Jim surprised me with it and made reservations there. It was really quaint and fun to be there. Since The Shining was filmed there, I had to rent the movie. They disguised it in the movie pretty well. I did not recognize a lot of the hotel at all. But I am still glad I saw it after my stay so as not to look for Jack...

Both of these layouts were done with Coordinates Collections kits. The one on the left is Bazzill and Three Bugs in a Rug papers. I cut out the little circle shapes. I have to say, those ones with the circles within the circles were a big pain to cut. I am glad I had my cute little Stampin Up scissors with me else I would still be cutting. LOL

The layouts of the inside were done with another Coordinates Collections kit. I think the patterned paper is Chatterbox, the chipboard is Lil' Davis. I added Prima and Bazzill flowers, Lasting Impressions Matte brads, and used the Autumn Leaves stamps underneath the sides to add an extra accent. I am not sure why, but I really struggled with this layout. While I rarely do it, I actually made a layout, tore it apart and redid it. It is still not my favorite, but at least it is done.
And that always feels good.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Colorado scrapbook papes

One of the days from my trip up to Northern California was spent just scrapping. It was so wonderful to have nothing to do all day! I made over 10 pages and just started scanning them in. I worked mostly on the photos from Colorado in 2005. It is my first completely 8.5x11 album. I took my Club Scrap Wild Wild West kit to do the photos from horseback riding and the Buffalo Bill museum. It worked perfectly for the photos.

The photo on the left is the horseback riding trip. I am not a big horse nut - I don't mind them, but don't particularly get into them. So, this made my third time ever on a horse. Isn't my little guy cute? Everything on the layouts is from Club Scrap Wild Wild West except the pen. I never would that thought I would have a use for this kit. How did they know? LOL

The next layout uses the other half of the belt I cut from the embossed papers and it is just the scenery we saw. I actually added from sun stuff to the kit on this layout. The letters are American Crafts Thickers - the felt ones (so fun to rub!!!) The flowers are from my stash of way too many flower and the button is Foofala. Kind of looks like the sun shining over the mountains, doesn't it?

Okay, one more (and then I got tired of scanning). The Buffalo Bill museum was near Golden, CO where we visited my friends Christy and Kirk. Very cool memorabilia and I actually learned a few things. Again, the background papers are Club Scrap Wild Wild West (ergo the creative title of the page), but the red is actually from the salsa kit. Ink is Ranger Adirondack Slate, brads were generously donated by Wendy. I used the circle stamp from the WWW kit to decorate some of the Salsa POPS and then stamped the letters over that to add dimension.

I have another layout of the grave site which is right by the museum, but it needs some finishing touches which I have not figured out yet. So, I'll post that when I do...

Sunday, July 01, 2007

While Impatiently Waiting...

While anxiously waiting to be able to place an order from the new Stampin Up catalog, I started playing with one of the sets I was able to preorder from it. These cards are for another demo friend who did not preorder this set. It is called Pick a Petal. It comes with 6 petals, 4 flower centers and a smaller flower stamp. It is so fun to play with! The first card is y favorite, probably because of the colors. I have been really into combinations of reds and blues laterly. The flower was stamped with the polka dot petal and then the scribble petal over it.

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Warm Words, Fine Lace Background
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Brocade Blue
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Blashful Blue craft, Versamark
Misc: White grosgrain (died by running it over the Purely Pomegranate pad), buttons

On the next card, I used some of the Petals and Paisley papers which were sitting around on my desk. Sometimes leaving things out pays off. It is neat to be able to stamp an outline stamp over patterned paper and cut out the image. That is how the petals were made. So easy... The background was just one of the flower centers stamped in a polka dot pattern.

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Inks: Craft White, Versamark
Paper: Old Olive, Petals and Paisley, Tempting Turquoise
Misc: Tab Punch, Circle Punch, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon

And the last little card. It is was the first one I made. I kind of wish I had used a background stamp on it. Those always add so much to the card. To make up for that detail, I added some glitter to the dots on the petals. It makes it look much more cheerful! And, for the first time, I used the Sahara Sand background papers. It has a really interesting neutral feel. Again, the background was stamped with one of the flower centers.

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Curvy Verses
Ink: Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Going Grey
Paper: Sahara Sand, Cameo Coral, So Saffron
Misc: Glitter, Moss Gingham ribbon, ribbon punch

And yes, I did get my order in this morning. I can't wait to get all the goodies I ordered!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

And now, for the rest of those cards!

I wanted to share the rest of the cards we made at Stamp Camp. The first one was made with a set SU made everything to coordinate - 2 stamp sets, wheels, paper... and most of it will be in the new catalog! I am getting mine today via UPS! Guess what I will be doing tonight!!!!

Stamps: Polka Dots and Paisley
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Misc: Split punch (doesn't it make the cutest scallop border?)

I so love that Stampin Up came out with some doodle type sets. They are so current and fun! I am going to miss Doodle That, but at least Doodle This is staying around. And it is getting a matching wheel!

The petals of the flowers were colored with the dye in pads. Just squeeze the top while closed, and the ink will get deposited on the lid. You can then use the Blender Pens to watercolor. To create the extra depth of shading, I went over one side of each petal a second time, and then put dots on with our white gel pen.

Stamps: Doodle This, Doodle That
Inks: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Vintage Violet, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Vintage Violet, So Saffron, Whisper White
Misc: White Get Pen, Grosgrain ribbon

The last card was a quick and easy one. Two colors, a bit of accent and we were done!

Stamps: Simply Circles, Riveted
Ink: Gable Green, Cool Caribbean
Cardstock: Gable Green, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Misc: Organdy Ribbon (did I mention those are going too - but there are some awfully cool ribbons coming)

That's it for this class. I'll see what else I can get up soon. For now, it is time to go to work!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cards that Rock and Roll

The theme (or technique) for the last Stampin' Up workshop I taught was Rock and Roll. It is a fun technique which gives colorful results. We also use retiring and mini catalog sets, so this is goodbye to most of these sets. So sad...

The first card is made with Bold Butterfly - and the smaller butterfly was just cut in half to make it look like he is flying sideways.

Stamps: Bold Butterfly, Flutter wheel, and Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Whisper White, Ruby Red
Ink: Versamarker (in the wheel cartridge), Summer Sun, Ruby Red and Cameo Coral

The card on the right (hopefully - let's just say I am still learning this...):

Stamps: Finest Flourishes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Au Chocolate Designer Paper
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Misc: Hodgepodge hardware, Grosgrain Ribbon

The stamps were inked with Real Red and then rolled on the edges with Chocolate Chip. Just love the aged texture on those flourishes! And, the fab designs of the Au Chocolate paper will be in the new catalog (just in a different color). YAY!!!

And the last card which used the Rock and Roll Technique... one of the best sets Stampin Up ever designed. I cannot believe I did not use this at workshops before. It is so much fun to layer and rock these to create really rich roses.

Stamp: Roses in Winter
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Marigold Morning and Shimmer White (wish you could see the shimmer underneath the color. YUM!)
Ink: Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Morning Marigold
Misc: Organdy Ribbon in white and silver cord (both gone as of the new catalog)

We also did three cards which did not use Rock and Roll, so I will try to post those later this week.

Actually, I visited a friend this weekend (hi Wendy!!!) and we scrapped all day Saturday, so I have tons of layouts to share too. Those still need a few embellishments, journaling and scanning, so they may take a bit longer. And I have some stunning photos from the Monterey Aquarium - wow is that place fabulous. I am in love with jelly fish!!! So, once I figure out where PSE is saving the photos, I'll try to share some of those.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Stampin Up retired accessories list

There are a few things I am sad to see go, but I am so excited about all the new stuff coming out... Maybe I need to order that square step punch.... he he

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Cards for men just seem harder, don't they? Almost everything I want to buy has flowers on it. Not very Father's Day appropriate, is it?

Well, I have been wanting to try those little origami shirts forever. Fortunately, a really talented blogger, Cambria Turnbow, had directions with photos that even the origami challenged can follow. So, I made my Father's Day card with it. Very fun and easy. Thanks for the inspiration and great directions Cambria!

This is quite an eclectic mix of supplies:

Patterned paper: Mustard Moon
Cardstock: Stampin' Up and Club Scrap
Ribbon: Michael's, Frazzles, and one unknown
Stamp: Stampin' Up All Around Argyle

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A little more excitement from Stampin Up

The preview brochure is available!!! It has some great sets which will be available in the new catalog out July 1. I cannot wait to get that Baroque set. (Fortunately, demonstators get to order one month early. YAY!) And those Rhinestone brads are so cute. I never thought of myself as a bling-y person, but I am starting to love a little glitter and shine here and there. Those are going to be some awesome flower centers! Anyway, if you want to take a peak yourself, here is it (I think you need to copy and paste the link):


Saturday, May 19, 2007

WOW Retirement must be great!!!

Cause there are a lot of Stampin Up sets going into retirement. Here is the list of them....

I was kind of sad to see so many of the retiring sets go. But, I finally decided to part with some of them so I can get more from the new catalog. And, I am planning one more Stamp Camp for June 10 to get one last chance to play with my favorite retiring sets. That should make parting easier!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pickle Faces Layout

I have not been scrapping much, so I have not had much to post. But, I have been cleaning up the little studio. I got a huge box unpacked today. Only 2 more to go. I should probably post pictures once it is all done!

I did get one layout done for a one on one swap. This was made for my friend Lucy about their annual pickling tradition. It took me a while but I am hoping she likes the results.

Cardstock: Bazzill, SU and Club Scrap
Paper: Basic Grey
Letters: Am. Crafts Thickers (cause it's Lucy's LO)
Stamps: Making Memories (inked), SU (impressed)
Ribbon: Fancy Pants and M's
Frame: Lil Davis
Ink: Ranger Distress
Brads: SU
Punches: SU

Well, back to cleaning!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

March 25 Stamp Camp!

I just had to share the Stampin Up Spring special with everyone, so I am in the planning stages of the next stamp camp on March 25. The theme is going to be Patterned Paper Projects!

All my customers should have their invitation email by now. If it did not make it to you, let me know.

I can't wait to be able to share the samples and ideas I have. Hopefully, I will get at least one done and posted this weekend. Check back soon!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

This is only a test...

Some of the nice gals at Split Coast Stampers were helping me learn how to use this blog. I really wanted to be able to put the photos of the things I was talking about (artwork and stuff), into the post. And, I got directions! I am so excited.

So, hopefully to the right of this, you will see some cards I made with a stamp I got from Stampers Anonymous (by Tim Holtz) back in January. I used the Joseph's Coat technique. I made four cards, but they all look similar...

I also bought a new another new stamp by Tim yesterday and tried the brayered madras technique with that one. Here are a few samples of that effort.

That is all for now. I am excited to be able to share my stuff on here. Let me know what you think!