Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shimmer Paint Watercolor

Had to try some more watercolor with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. I love the way this looks so wanted to do a larger image and I think the hydrangea flower from the hostess set Because I Care was perfect for this.
See that pretty shimmer on the paper? All you have to do is paint the Champagne Shimmer Mist paint (116806) onto the watercolor paper (105019) with an Aqua Painter (103954).

Let dry and then stamp image with Jet Black Stazon ink (101406). Watercolor with ink from the lid of your ink pad and an Aqua Painter. On this flower I used Always Aritchoke, River Rock and So Saffron ink.

With one sheet of the SU! Watercolor paper ( 3-1/4 x 5) you can get two hydrangea flowers so I made two cards. This next one uses Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant,Not Quite Navy, and So Saffron ink to watercolor the flower.

Happy Stampin'-


Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby Diaper Card

Saw this adorable baby diaper card at the Stampshacklady.blogspot and just had to make one. If you want the template go to her blog and she has a link for it.

The cute "welcome baby" stamp is from the sale-a-bration stamp set Punch Bunch. Sale-a-bration ends on March 31 so if you want to get this stamp set place your order soon at

The Top Note Die fits perfectly inside. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake ink.

Look at the cute little "bottom". To make the "eyelet lace" punch the edge of a strip of Whisper White paper with the Eyelet border punch, then run it through the crimper. To give it a vintage look rub Crumb Cake ink on it with a stamping sponge. Put sticky strip on your card "bottom" as long as you want the lace to be and then attach adding little pleats as you go. I made mine longer than I needed and cut off the excess when I got to the end.

Supplies Used:

121847, wood or 123211, clear - Punch Bunch (Free during Sale-a-bration with $50 order)

114972 - God's Blessings

105118 - Pink Pirouette card stock

100730 - Whisper White card stock

100908 - Chocolate Chip ink

121030 - Crumb Cake ink

119275 - Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

119853 - Eyelet Border punch

101618 - Crimper

119876 - Large tag punch

119866 - Extra-large tag punch

118764 - Vintage Trinkets

118481 - Victoria crochet trim

117289 - Pretty in Pink satin ribbon

119247 - Basic Pearls

113463 - Top Note die

113439 - Big Shot machine

Happy Stampin'-


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Morning Cup

Morning Cup was one of the first stamp sets I had to have when the 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalog came out. I have not used it as much as I would like and when I came across a card by Kimberly at I just had to copy hers. Changed mine a little but its mostly the same. The great techinique idea on this card is to use your Aqua Painter to watercolor the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint onto watercolor paper, love it! Thanks to Kimberly for the awesome idea.

Then stamp the image with Stazon Ink and watercolor. Isn't it pretty?

Supplies Used:

116988, wood or 120489, clear - Morning Cup

101650 - Very Vanilla card stock

115318 - Soft Suede card stock

121030 - Crumb Cake ink

115657 - Soft Suede ink

101406 - Jet Black Stazon ink

116806 - Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

103954 - Aqua Painters

117273 - Antique Brads

120999 - Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon

120907 - Decorative Label Punch

118874 - 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Border Punch Frame Card

I had other plans for this card, it was going to be an Easter card. I started out with Very Vanilla card stock and embossed with clear the branch from Easter Blossoms. Then I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the embossing to make the image "pop". While I like this effect it wasn't where I was planning on going and so I grabbed a border punch frame that I had already cut out (see previous post) and I liked how it looked. I thought it looked like it should be a wedding card now so that is what it is.

Haven't used the Vintage Flower Adornments much and the rose looked perfect over the center of the bow.

The ribbon is Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, sponged with some Crumb Cake ink, spritzed with water, crumpled up and left to dry. Love the vintage look of it! I made a couple of yards of it so I would have some on hand ready to use.

Happy Stampin'-


Monday, March 21, 2011

Scallop Ribbon Border Frame

I saw this cute idea in a demonstration at the Boise Regional event earlier this month.

Using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and a 3"x 3" piece of paper you can create a little frame.

Center the paper in your border punch and punch it. Rotate to do all 4 sides and pay special attention to make sure it is centered every time.

Now you have a cute little frame to use on a card and to showcase your stamped image.

Fast and simple little gift card!
Supplies Used:
123211 - Punch Bunch (Free with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration)
119275 - Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch
119884 - Scallop Square punch
116854 - Frost Shimmer paint
119246 - Basic Rhinestones
111833 - Baha Breeze classic ink pad
111352 - Baha Breeze card stock
100730 - Whisper White card stock
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, March 18, 2011

SU! Idea Book & Catalogs

I love Stampin' Up!'s catalogs and save them all. The great thing about their Idea books is that you can just copy the cards if you don't have any ideas of your own. Sometimes I change them up a little depending on what I have on hand to use. Here are some examples of cards that I have CASed (copied and shared) from current Stampin' Up! catalogs.

The above card is CASed from the Sale-a-bration catalog. I just made it a thinner card, changed it to birthday and omited the ribbon because I didn't have any.

This card is one we did at a workshop, copied exactly from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

This is another card we did at a workshop copied from the main Idea Book & Catalog. Love this little card and envelope! The envelope is made with the Scallop Envelope die. The perfect size for a gift card on a package.

So......if you need to make a card and your mojo is missing, just get out a SU! catalog and copy a card.

Happy Stampin'-


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day

Thought I would share this card I made a couple of years ago. It uses the heart from the Always stamp set to create the four leaf clover. The background stamp is retired and is called Script, it has an Irish Blessing on it.

Happy St. Patricks Day!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is one of the projects we got at the Stampin' Up! Boise regional to make. Didn't have time to make it at the event so finished it up at home. The pennants are made using the Petal cone die.

Isn't it cute?

This banner features many fun accessories! The main paper used is the Botanical Gazette designer series paper and the letters are from the Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set.

I had been meaning to make a "create" banner for my stampin' room so this was perfect.

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nature Walk Class

Nature Walk Class - April 8, 1-3 pm. or 6:30-8:30 pm.

This class features the beautiful stamp set Nature Walk from the Occasions Mini Catalog and was the stamp set we used at the Boise Regional event to create these beautiful cards that I will show you how to make along with one more that I have designed. All cards in this class are a different size and have matching envelopes. Cost for this class is $10. RSVP and prepay by April 6. Space is limited so sign up soon.

Happy Stampin'-


Monday, March 14, 2011

Petal Cone Easter Treat

This cute Easter treat holder was a demonstration at the Boise regional earlier this month. Sorry that I didn't take more notes so I could remember who actually showed this great idea.

So, I came home and had to make one myself and below is what I came up with and did at a workshop last week. Love it! Wouldn't it be cute for party favors on your Easter dinner table?

Supplies used:

113439 - Big Shot machine
121810 - Petal Cone die
121905 (wood) or 122057 (clear) - Easter Blossoms Stamp set
115370 - Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
118764 - Vintage Trinkets
119857 - Word Window punch
105117 - Pumpkin Pie card stock
105119 - Always Artichoke card stock
105216 - Pumpkin Pie classic ink
105219 - Always Artichoke classic ink
104294 - Sticky Strip
100982 - Natural hemp twine

and a baggie filled with jelly beans.

Happy Stampin'-


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sew Suite Class

Sew Suite class is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 am. This class will be broken up into 2 sessions.

The first session will be from 9:30 - noon. In this class we will be making 4 cards with the Sew Suite stamp set and designer series paper from the occasions mini catalog.

The second session will be after lunch till we are done (maybe 2:30). For this session you will need to bring your sewing machine to make the cardholder using the Sweet Stitches designer fabric. You will need basic sewing machine and hand stitching experience to complete this project.

I will not be providing a lunch for this class, we will be having a break at noon and then resume with the sewing session of the class after lunch.

If you would like to only make the cards you can sign up for only session 1 for the cost of $10 and if you would like to make the entire project you will need to sign up for both sessions and the cost is $20. All materials included except double-sided adhesive, sewing machine and thread.

Please RSVP and prepay by Wed., March 23.

Space is very limited for the second session so sign up soon!

Happy Stampin'-


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More Swap Cards

This swap is from Michelle Stamps and uses the Beautiful Butterflies die.

This swap card by Rene McCreary uses the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

I absolutely love this card - so cute! and look at the great watercoloring and detail! This swap is from Lael Youngblood Tallini and uses the stamp sets Build-a-Roo, A Good Egg and Loads of Love Accessories.

The eggs are covered with Crystal Effects.

This swap is from Phyllis Gilmore and uses the stamp set Just Buzzin' By. She cut out everything and has them mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals. Those little bees are just too cute!

Thanks to all these great ladies for their lovely swaps!

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fun Flowers Swaps

Here are some more swaps that I recieved at the Boise regional. This first one doesn't have a name on it so I don't know who to give credit to. Very happy springtimey card! This card features the Fun Flowers die from the occasions mini catalog (#121812)
This card, also no name on it, uses the Greenhouse Gala dsp and Fun Flowers die. It is much prettier than my photo.
This next card is by Debra Godfrey. I am sorry it is sideways. It's not supposed to be, this happens every so often and I am not computer savy enough to figure it out so please just turn your head to the side to view it.

OK, so I'm not real camera savy either and took lots of blurry pictures, but just had to share a couple. Love the use of fabric on this card that was on display at regionals.
These cards were so pretty, wish I had gotten a better picture. The flowers are all made using the Blossoms Petals Punch (#121808).

Thanks for go make some flowers!
Happy Stampin'-

Monday, March 7, 2011

Boise Regional Swaps

Went to the Stampin' Up! regional in Boise, Idaho last Friday and have several swaps that I would like to share with you.

This first card is the Swap that I took. It uses the Easter Blossoms stamp set and the blossoms are colored in with the white gel pen.

This is a swap from Nancy Horn. Love the torn edge with a little bit of glitter added.

This swap is from Lisa Lish and features the Springtime Vintage paper, love that paper!

I have more swaps that I will show you over the next couple of check back.

My last picture is perhaps the highlight of my trip......................................................................

a bed all to myself!!!!!

Happy Stampin'-


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Last Month of Sale-A-Bration

March is the last month for Sale-A-Bration. This is a great time to pick up some free stamp sets! For every $50 you spend on merchandise you get to pick out a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

Here are some samples of cards I have made (some CASed, copied and shared) with FREE stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration.
These cards use my favorite Sale-A-Bration set called Bliss. Stamped in Concord Crush.....isn't it pretty? Love the little bit of bling on the butterfly.

These last cards are all made with the Punch Bunch set. True to their name they all work with a punch. A very versatile set to have!

Get your FREE Sale-A-Bration sets soon! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

To see whats available for FREE click on the Sale-A-Bration link on the sidebar.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Stampin'-