Friday, March 30, 2007

Classic Father

This is a set I have wanted and held off getting for some reason (still unknown to me). Now that I have it, it will more than likely be on the retiring list in May....oh, well. I wanted to get it to make more "guy" cards. My husband is a "car" guy so he loved it when I showed him. I had this idea since before I placed my order and just could not wait to do it. One that actually turned out how I pictured it!

Stamps: Classic Pickups, Flannel BG, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow, Basic Brown, Versamark, Black Stazon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons- Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow,
Accessories: Copper cord, Embossing powder & brads, Paper Piecing Punch

Distressed Flower

Ever get an idea in your mind and it just does not turn out right. here is one. This was made for the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to limit your use to the following and nothing more:
Flower stamps
Up to 2 backgrounds (stamps)
Up to 2 colors/kinds of ribbons
Sponging, tearing, distressing
Faux stitching
Paper piercing
Punches – to make tabs only
Ink: soft subtles, rich regals,neutrals (brown is a neutral) – or similar if not SU
Paper: solid color cardstock – soft subtles, rich regals, neutrals

Stamps: Double line Doodle
Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Certanily Celery
Accessories: Spritzer, Blue Narrow Organdy, Rounded Tab Punch

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Red Robin

This was made for the Ways to Use it challenge on SCS. The challenge was to make an image with punches. I've done a few in the past: Originals: Penguin, Cookie Monster, Flower, CASED: Duck, Tree, Eyes, There are many other things to create with punches.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Borders, All Year Cheer I, Watercolor Minis
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Lavender lace, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Barely Banana
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punch for body, 3/4" Circle Punch for head, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch for feet and beak, Horizontal Slot Punch for sun rays and legs, Double Circe Punch for eye, Square Steps Corner Punch,

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Well, I missed another birthday. You think as many cards as I make I would never be behind. This is for a little boy in our church who is a friend of my kids. I stamped the Dragon fly with Certainly Celery Craft ink and clear embossed. I then used my Versamarker to color in the wings. I then sprinkled heat & stick powder, heated and then Dazzling diamonds, heated. I made the shadow by punching with me small oval punch and sponging ink inside the punch out. The ribbon is made by fraying the grosgrain ribbon, just cut off on thin edge and pull. The large oval shadow is done the same as the small one SU! does not have Black Hodge Podge hardware and I needed black. I dipped it in Basic Black Craft ink, heated and dipped in Clear EP to get the color I wanted.

Stamps: Bugs & Kisses, Favorite Teddy Bear (happy birthday)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Ink: Craft-Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Accessories: Black Brads, Pewter Hodge Podge dipped in Black craft ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Celery & Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Love You!

Since our 22nd Anniversary is coming in a couple of days I thought it fit to make a card for my Dear Husband. This is for today's color challenge on SCS. I made the scallops with the slot punch and dyed the white grosgrain ribbon with the Cool Caribbean re-inkers. I dye a lot of this color. I use an empty brad container to mix my water, vinegar and ink. I leave the left over mixture in it and store in my Stampin' Stack.

Stamps: Double Line Doodle (Available in the 2007-2008 catalog)
Paper:More Mustard, Cool Caribbean, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Cool Caribbean, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Slit punch for scallops, Grosgrain-Mustard, Burgundy, White, Gold Brads

Friday, March 23, 2007

Neutral Baby Card

So today's challenge on SCS was to make a neutral baby card. I needed some more baby cards (epidemic around here) so this was a great challenge for me. I could not get the sentiment to fit like I wanted so I cut the bunnies hands to have him holding it. The bunny is embossed with black embossing powder and the sentiment is embossed with craft ink and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I used the coluzzle to cut my ovals.

Stamps: A New Little Someone, That's Nice, Dotted Background
Paper: So Saffron, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Petals & Paisley Double sided designer paper
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke craft, So Saffron
Accessories: Coluzzle Oval, Apricot Grosgrain, Spiral Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Can't Resist Doodles

The technique I used is called Versamark resist but I just cannot resist using the Doodle This set. I love it! I saw a card this morning in my new Paper Craft magazine (April/May '07, pg 93) and just had to do it. They had made theirs with designer paper. Today's challenge on SCS fit this card perfect.

How to do Versamark resist: Stamp your image on Glossy Cardstock with Versamark ink, let dry. Run your brayer over top with your color ink of choice. The versamark will resist the ink color. If you need a closer look you can click on the picture of the card for a close up.
Stamps: Doodle This, All Year Cheer 1
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Glossy Cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Tool kit for piercing, Chocolate Grosgrain
Techniques: Versmark Resist

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Baby Bunny Card

Sorry, I do not have time to create anything new today.... Paperwork, children, and house are are calling my name today. So I thought I would post a card I did awhile back that I need to re-create for some baby card orders. It was a fun card to do and I will enjoy doing it again. Hopefully I can find sometime tonight or tomorrow to create something new.

Stamps: A New Little Someone, Paisley Background
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Rebecca SU Designer
Ink: Basic Brown Classic, Close to Cocoa, Watercolor-Wonder-Crayons & Aqua Pens to color
Accessories: Tag Corner Punch, Wrought Iron Corner Punch, Chocolate Grosgrain, Rose Grosgrain, White Organdy, RR Buttons, Signo White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Gene's Birthday Card

Card Closed
So my favorite Father-in-Law will have a birthday next week. I used the color challenge on SCS to pick the colors for his card. Thankfully they could be used for a guys card! I figured since our kids act like animals while they are with him this set would fit very well. I sponged Marigold ink around the edges and sponges Brocade Blue in the centers. I roughed up the edges of the circle with the Cutter Kit. I figured that to would fit since we are a little rough around the edges :)

Stamps: Flannel Background, In the Wild, Favorite Teddy Bear (Happy Birthday), Circle of Friendship
Paper: Really Rust, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Really Rust, Brocade Blue, Marigold Morning
Accessories: Hodge Podge Hardware, French Blue Grosgrain,Punches-label, Horizontal Slot, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle

Sunday, March 18, 2007


Usually I spend my Sunday afternoon streaming the audio from the morning sermon onto the church Web-site. We had a slight mix up this morning...the main sound man was on vacation, his 2 back ups where leading songs and preaching in Children's church and the other was absent today so nothing was taped. So, I had 3 free hours on my hands. I decided to work on a new watermark stamp to place on my cards. What do you think? I tried to use the same flower image I used in my banner. I guess if I change my banner I will have to make a new watermark logo.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Boy was today's challenge on SCS a challenge for me! I guess that is why they call it a challenge (duh!) I was only to use a sentiment stamp with no other stamps or layerings. Embellishments could be used as much as you want. I never use my metal edged tags or buttons (I'm a horder with them) and thought this would be a good challenge to get them out.

The background was cling wrapped (haven't done that in a very long time!) It does not show well in the picture on the tag.

I used the spiral punch again to do the ribbon on the top and bottom.

That's Nice
Paper: Really Rust
Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Copper White Metal Edged Tags, Grosgrain Ribbons- Mustard, Pumpkin, Burgundy, Copper Brads, Copper Cord, Earth Element Buttons, glue dots.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


The challenge on SCS today was using Die Cuts. I do not use Die cuts so my card was too lame to post here. So after I did my chores and got all set up for my Ladies Stamp Night tonight. I had to make this card I sketched out while I was waiting for my son to be finished with his band lesson this morning.
Stamps: Best of Cluck, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Paisley BG
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Petals & Paisley, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Tempting Teal, Basic Brown Watercolor Wonder Crayons-So Saffron, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Accessories: Black Brads, Pewter Hodge podge dipped in Black Embossing Powder, Spiral punch, Cutter Kit to Distress edge

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A Little (LOT) Dotty

Ok, I think I got carried away. This card did not start out this way at all. Have you ever totally gone the other way from what you started? This was suppose to be a sweet baby card. Oh, was fun to make and I hope the person who receives it will think it is fun too. This is for the sketch challenge today on SCS.

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley
Paper: Petals & Paisley DSP, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punch, Tool Kit for piercing, Spring Moss, Turquoise, and Lt Pink Grosgrain, Dazzling Diamonds, 1/8" circle punch

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Birthday Cake

Today's challenge on SCS was a color challenge. I needed a birthday card so this is what I came up with. The brads were made by dipping in Craft ink and clear Embossing Powder. The cake decorations and Celebrate are embossed. I used the spritzer tool for the speckles. I used the rounded tab punch to make the brackets (directions here)

Stamps: That's Nice, Trimtastic
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust. Old Olive, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Ink: Craft-Close to Cocoa, Really Rust. Old Olive, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Accessories: Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Spritzer Tool, Corner Rounder, Horizontal Slot Punch, Double Circle Punch, Rounded Tab Punch-brackets

Monday, March 12, 2007

Another try

Ok, I just could not let it go. I had to do another one. This woman is originally in a boat so I had to mask the boat to just get her. Of course I missed the tip of the boast, so lets' pretend it is a basket she brought to gather flowers. ;) The sky was done with torn paper and sponge.

Now I have to get my chores done or my stampin' ladies will have to prep their own projects on Thursday night :)!!

Stamps: Summer by the Sea, Watercolor Minis, Print Pattern
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, So Safron, Elegant Eggplant, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, Close to Cocoa, Ballet Blue, Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom, White Craft, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Aqua Pens. Gold brads

Watercolor Scene

Oh, my...what was I thinking! The challenge on SCS was to make a scenery card. Everyone in my family can draw beautifully. I have to explain my stick people. I always say " I cannot draw, therefor I stamp." This was a fun card to make, totally out of my realm.
Stamps: Watercolor Minis, Love Ya Bunches, Friend to Friend
Paper: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Vellum
Ink: Classic-Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Markers-Garden Green, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Ruby Red, WWC- Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Garden Green
Accessories: Gold Brads, Twine, Moss & Carmel Gingham, Simplicity Corner Punch, Large and Small Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch

Friday, March 09, 2007

Glossy Flower

I just saw a card (page 93) in the catalog yesterday that I loved. I wanted to use the colors and layout so this challenge was perfect for me! This is for the Limited Supplies Challenge at SCS. The challenge was to use only the Bold Brights, which I hardly ever grab.

The flower was cut out, colored with Aqua Pens and Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I then curled and painted with Mod Podge. I needed another form of Lilac and I remember I had some cell phone bling in my draw.
Stamps: Doodle This, Wonderful Words
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White, Only Orange
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color-Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Only Orange, Real Red
Accessories: Tool kit for piercing, SU White Gel Pen, Pumpkin, Turquoise & Red Grosgrain, Red Gingham, Small and large Oval punches, Mod Podge, cell phone bling

Thursday, March 08, 2007


I just cannot stop using these Spring Mini sets! This is for WT103 Challenge on SCS.
To use fabric on our card. I forget to ever use the wide Twill tape so this was a great push.

I used the Spiral punch to punch the bottom edge of the card to weave the ribbon through. Glue dots are used to hold it in place. The front is cut a little shorter and the back also has a strip of DS placed just the opposite of the outside.
Stamps: Petals jumbo Wheel, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Thats' Nice
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Petals & Paisley DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
Accessories: Rose, Turquoise & Celery Grosgrain (Frayed and not), Pewter Hodge Podge Hardware, Rounded Tab Punch, Spiral Punch, Twill Tape

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Together Forever

I needed some anniversary cards for this month. I just cannot stop using the Spring Mini Paper! I used the wrought iron punch in the corner. If you clip it so many ways you can get a wide variety of looks. That might be a future posts so keep watching! This was for a Sketch Challenge on SCS.
Stamps: Wonderful Words 2
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Petals & Paisley DSP
Ink: Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Wrought iron corner punch, Tool kit for piercing, Lt Pink Organdy Ribbon, Antique brad

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Celery Rose

Here is the card I made for today's color challenge on SCS.
I cased the tie idea from a card from Britta (Camsmom) who she said she got from Misermom.

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley,Petals Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Petals and Paisley DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, So Saffron
Accessories: Celery, Apricot, and Rose Grosgrain, Spiral Punch, Label Tag Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Pop up Glue Dot

Monday, March 05, 2007

Frayed Ribbon

So here is the card I created today using the brackets.
This was for the SCS technique challenge today.
It was how to make Frayed grosgrain ribbon.
Here is the thread that explains how to do it.
What a great addition and so easy!
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley, Petals Jumbo Wheel, All Year Cheer I
Paper: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Mustard, Tangerine, Hunter grosgrain, Rounded Tag Punch, Ticket corner punch
Techniques: Frayed Ribbon


So here is how you make the brackets with the Rounded tag punch.

1.) Punch the tab.

2.) Reposition punch just to the side (sliver) of what was just punched.
Do this twice if you want two . :)
You can punch from the same side or the opposite.

3.) Trim punched sliver to make brackets. I like to use the liquid glue (b) to adhere.

Friday, March 02, 2007


Well, todays challenge on SCS was to make a card without using anything floral. That means stamps, wheels, Backgrounds, punches, or embellishments. I've been so stuck on the Spring Mini floral sets, I was stumped on what to do. So I thought no floral, I have to make a guys card.
I still got to use one of my sets from the Spring mini. border="0"

Stamps: That's Nice, Aida Cloth Background
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Sentimental Journey DP
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pewter Brads, Twill Tape, Notched Corner Punch

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Golden Doodles

Sorry I'm a little late getting this up today. It is the 1st of the month which always tends to be the busiest day for me. Here is card I did last week. Hopefully I can get something fresh up tomorrow. The flower is embossed and colored withe the gold Zig Painty Pen
Stamps: Eclectic Backgrounds, Doodle This, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Ink: Gold, VersaMark, Real Red Marker
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Gold Zig Painty Pen, Simplicity Corner Punch, Gold Organdy Ribbon
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