Thursday, September 27

Round Robin Card

Thanks for playing! The theme was apparently flowers! :o) Here is the end result of everyone's artistic side! I was going to stamp inside but thought against it in the very end. This will make an awesome note card!

Watch for Round Robin Round 2 coming up! The theme will be "thanks"giving. I hope you will be eager to participate!

Hugs to all,

Tuesday, September 25

Blog Candy....

Next available blog candy will be at 2000 hits. Please keep visiting for new samples, new techniques and upcoming play days!

Thank you all for visiting me. You never know how much it means to me to read your comments. Some times we all need a little lift me up and this is my lifter! Hugs to all!


Sunday, September 23

Drumroll please! The winner of the 1000 hit blog candy is....

Linda SS!!!!

Please email me your address at or!

Blog is a picture of the 1000 hit blog candy!

And....the drawing will be held at 8 pm EDT tonight! You have until then....approximately 1 hour to get your name in the drawing by posting a comment on the BLOG CANDY post below!

10 6x6 sheets of Apple Cider Designer Paper
5 containers of Pearl Ex
2 mini stamps
1 roll of white organdy ribbon
Miscellaneous brads, heart-shaped clips, jumbo eyelets

Winter Bright Christmas Scrapbook Layouts....At Last!!!

These are in the order within the 1 - page 20! You are more than welcome to CASE this for a scrapbook stamp camp!

Saturday, September 22

Great workshop today! Woohoo!

Great workshop, good showing and great ideas! :o) There were 10 guest there today and the hostess brought up about making cards out of the Simply Scrappin' kits without my prompting!

One guest booked a show for October 27 and then the same day we will do a SS Kit 60 card class! Soooo...because of that her party was over $370. Seven of the people bought SS kits for that day. On that day everyone will make their 60 cards then we will do an open swap. Anyone that wants to participate will split their cards up with the other everyone will walkaway with a variety of cards.

The cards we made today are the Silhouette card posted here (bottom card), the Silhouette card posted here and this card...which was a CASE from a recent Christmas card swap I participated in (thanks to Bonnie Beldon-card creator).

Stamp Sets: Garden Silhouettes, Snow Burst, Looks Like Spring, Star-Studded Season
Cardstock: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Inks: Almost Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Vellum Paper, 1/16" punch, Earth Element Brads


Friday, September 21

Looks like I better get some Blog Candy around! :o)

Wow! Over 900 hits! Better get that Candy ready and pic posted! Comment on this post...when it reaches 1000 I will do a drawing once again!

I have a workshop tomorrow so later tonight I will try to post the cards we are doing. Diane loves to scrapbook but the older women that come do not so we are making 3 cards instead. These women do like the Simply Scrappin' kits though for easy and quick cards so I am going to make sure I take some samples with me of the newer kits that I do own! I have started making a few cards with the Winter Bright kit.

Well, time to go...have away here and good luck! :o)

Sunday, September 16

I had scheduled an Autumn Card class yesterday but no one showed. :o( I thought I would down load the three cards we were going to make. Each person would have made 2 of each.

Stamp Set: Dotted Autumn
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Apple Cider DS Paper, Guava Ribbon, Distressor Tool

Stamp Set: Autumn Harvest, Dotted Autumn
Cardstock: Confetti Cream, Mellow Moss, Really Rust
Ink: Really Rust
Accessories: Hodge Podge, Corner Rounder Punch, Photo Corner Punch, 1/16" Punch
Technique: Sponging

Stamp Set: Dotted Autumn
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Apple Cider DS Paper, Large and Small Tag Punches, 1/16" Punch, Paper Piecing Punch, Wasabi Ribbon, Fire Rhinestone Brad, Prima Leaves, Autumn Dots Stampin' Round Wheel, Handle and Chocolate Chip Ink Cartridge

Saturday, September 15

WSC19 - Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

This weekend I decided to participate in Beate's challenge since I had nothing going on. Here is my first card for the challenge.

This card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. I used the DTP technique with Creamy Caramel on the pieces.

Stamp Sets: Dotted Autumn, Autumn Harvest, Polka Dots & Paisley
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Confetti Cream
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Apple Cider Designer Series Paper, Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1/16" Punch, Silver Brads, Tan Gingham Ribbon, Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, SU! Dimensionals.

September Specials....

Email me at or to take advantage of my personal specials today!

Which kind?
Buy any stamp set for NEW BABIES or WORK RELATED ($25 minimum) and receive free ribbon ($7 limit)! Offer valid from September 1-30.

SU! is offering 20% off one of the Simply Sent Kits. For every set you order from Oct. 4-Oct. 8 you will receive one roll of 1/4" grograin ribbon free! :o)

SU! is offering 12 FREE stamp pads (over $57 value) from any color family when you sign up as a demonstrator. I will give you an additional $30 toward your kit if you sign up before September 30!

Friday, September 14

Ahhh...the Ink, Spray and Smash Technique! :)
  1. Lightly spray glossy card stock with water. Drop on a few drops of different reinkers. I used Purely Pomegranate, Only Orange, River Rock and Barely Banana.)
  2. Using another piece of glossy cardstock, spray with water and smash it down onto the first piece. Continue to do this with three to five sheets. Each sheet with come out with a different look and each lighter than the first.
I started with Very Vanilla (8 1/2 x 5 1/2). I then took a sheet of the IS&S (5 1/4 x 4) and layered on top. Layer a piece of Purely Pomegrante (5 x 3 3/4). Cut to pieces of Very Vanilla (2 1/2 x 3 and 2 1/2 x 1 3/4). I randomly stamped the leaf from Autumn Harvest in Purely Pomegranate on the smaller piece, the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie and the acorn in River Rock. I used a distresser tool on the edges of the Very Vanilla squares before layering. I finished it off using "lovely" in Purely Pomegranate and "Autumn" in Pumpkin Pie.

This challenge was to make a 2-4-6-8 box. I used Only Orange, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White cardstock, Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon and silver brads for the handles, the sentiment (stamped in Wild Wasabi) & pumpkin (stamped in Only Orange) came from Dotted Autumn set. I wheeled the Autumn Dots in Chocolate Chip.

This challenge was to share your love with someone! I made this card for my DH - our 9th anniversary will be January 1, 2008. :) I used Night of Navy (5 1/4 x 4) and Whisper White cardstock ( 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 5 x 3 3/4, scraps); Night of Navy, Real Red and Blue Staz-On inks; Bashful Blue brads and white vellum. The stamp sets used were So Very, All About U, Big Deal Alphabets and Seaside Sketches.

More to come!

2 RAK card bonuses from VSN

These two cards were done as bonus cards at VSN - RAK (Random Acts of Kindness). They posted a list of people that were ill with anything from depression to cancer. I picked out two of those and made these cards especially for them.

The first is for Brenda who is recovering from double mastectomy and preparing for chemo. I started with River Rock ( 8 1/2 x 5 1/2). I used a piece left over from the Ink, Spray & Smash technique which I will be posting later ( 5 1/4 x 4), layered with Rose Red Petals DS paper (5 1/4 x 2). I cut a piece of Purely Pomegranate, River Rock and Whisper White. USing the corner rounder I rounded the corners of all three layers. I used Purely Pomegranate and River Rock with Best Blossoms stamp set, stamping repeatedly before reinking. Layering them together, I used a 1/16" punch to punch through, poked a silver brad through the Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon. Using Basic Black and Sincere Salutations stamp set I stamped the sentiment "Thinking of You".

The second card is for a little 6 year old girl, Julianna, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Her story touched my heart as my grandchildren are 7. 6 and 4. You never think of how well off you really are until you read a story like hers! So I wanted something to remind her of happiness! I started with Pink Passion (8 1/2 x 5 1/2). I layered with Whisper White (5 1/4 x 4), Wild Wasabi (5 x 3 3/4), Pink Passion ( 4 3/4 x 3 1/2) and Whisper White (4 5/8 x 3 3/8). I used Pink Passion, Wild Wasabi and Garden Whimsy stamp set for the card front. I thought this would brighten anyone's day!


Thursday, September 13

3 of the cards I made for VSN last weekend

This one we had to make a card pertaining to the saying. You didn't have to use the saying but it had to something that went with it. I thought right away of these two little girls...friends like you! I started with Creamy Caramel (8 1/2 x 5 1/2). Then layered on Brocade Blue (5 1/4 x 4). On very Vanilla (5 x 3 3/4) I stamped the girls from Seaside Sketches in Chocolate Chip and colored them in with Prue Color Pencils. Using the Crafters Kit I paper pierced the upper corner and added a Soft Subtles button. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. I used my computer to type the words out from the saying on Very Vanilla, layered it on Brocade Blue. Then layered them all together.

Here we were to make a Money Envelope. I started with a standard envelope, sealed of course! I rolled Autumn Dots on with Chocolate Chip ink. Then I cut 2" (I think) from one end. Taking the other piece I rolled it through a paper crimper. I added Mustard grosgrain ribbon around the top. Using the two tag punches from SU! I punched the larger tag from CC and the smaller tag from Whisper White. I stamped "sew sweet" from Tags So much in Chocolate Chip, colored the flower in using Stampin' Write markers, punched a 1/16" hole in the top and pushed a silver brad through mustard grosgrain ribbon to top it off.

Last but not least for this post is my DIRT PILE card! LOL I started with Creamy Caramel (8 1/2 x 5 1/2). I did Direct To Paper (DTP) technique with Really Rust ink along the edges. I used a piece of the new Apple Cider Designer Series paper (5 1/4 x 4) for the next layer. I crumped it up, then again did DTP with Really Rust. Then I placed on a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of Really Rust in the middle after once again doing DTP. The focal point is a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of River Rock with DTP Really Rust. I then cut around one of the decors on the same sheet of Apple Cider DS, sponged the edges and layered.


Tuesday, September 11

SCS VSN Weekend...

I had a blast! Even though cuz Carol couldn't make it down I went through with it. Later I will post the pictures of the cards I did. I am truly hoping that it will let me upload pics today or tomorrow! I want to get the scrapbook pages uploaded too!

Don't forget....1000 hits and there will be more Blog Candy!

And the Blog Candy winner is....

Angel Wilde! I have already emailed her for her address. Congrats and stay tuned for further Blog Candy to come....1000 hits will be the trigger!

Friday, September 7

Blog Candy Drawing Tonight!

I will be drawing the winner tonight! Wow...great response too! Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. I wish I could give you all a candy! But then I would have to file for bankrupcy! LMBO

Again, thank you and tonight I will be posting the winner! Good luck to all!

Monday, September 3

Blog Candy

I have been hemming and hawing all weekend but decided today is the day! I went to the local stamp store (well, not too local-40 miles away) and picked up some really nice AUTUMN colors for the blog candy. And here it is....

Click HERE to see the Blog Candy! I could still not upload a pic! There are 10 1/2 sheets of fall color pattern paper, autumn brads, autumn buttons, 2 packages of 5' of fibers and a stamp that says, "I consider the day a loss unless I can Emboss!".

How to enter - post a comment to this post. The day it hits "500" on the counter I will take the names, put them in a bowl and let my grandson pick out a name! So post your comments today! :o)

***AS SOON AS POSSIBLE...I WILL GET THE PIC UPLOADED! At that time I will also post the pics of the Winter Bright Scrapbook we completed. Oh...and maybe pics of my new filing cabinet! I have the stamp room about 1/2 done now and have filled the top two drawers of the lateral file cabinet - the top with business supplies and the second with all my 8 1/2 x 11 paper! And still have a little room left there for my In Color papers too. :o)