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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Formal

This is a non stamp related post...just a proud mommy sharing her thoughts!  Last night my little girl, Melissa,  went to Winter Formal...with as many boys as I have raised, you would think that I would be a pro at this, but, I have to say...it's different with girls.  I found myself very emotional.  We have been preparing for this for weeks...the shopping, the prepping and yesterday I left work early to have her hair done.  We did the nails and the pedicure...all things we didn't have to worry about with the boys... As she was getting dressed, it made me think ahead a little to the day when she gets married.  If I was a wreck for this, can you imagine the wedding? LOL  Anyway, all went off without a hitch, she had a great time and today, although she was exhausted, headed off to Disneyland to help BFF Jane celebrate her birthday...
I have been sick again so it allowed me time to rest and recuperate... No stamping this weekend.  Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better and get back to work!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Versamark with Chalks

This card is stamped with Versamark and colored with chalks using daubers and applicators. When I finished coloring, I sprayed it with a light coat of Aqua Net hairspray to seal the chalk. I used Chocolate Chip DS paper with Pretty in Pink CS. The greeting is stamped with Matchbox Messages.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Paper Roses

This was actually made for Marle, one of the ladies in my Wednesday night stamp class.  Her birthday was on Saturday!  Happy Birthday Marle!  The box was made from the square scallop die cut.  I cut a 6 x8 cs and scored 2 inches on each side and attached the two panels.  The roses were made by using the tutorial at Shawna's Stampin Spot!  I'm a flowery person anyway so I just loved this!  It's a little time consuming but I think the final product is wonderful!  I shaded the roses a little more after they were finished and then spray a light coat of acrylic sealer.  Amazing what you can do with our punches!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Something Sweet!

Today's share is made from the new set, Something Sweet from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I used the Textured Impressions Folder Perfect Polka Dots for the background on Mint Melody CS.  I also stamped the rattle handle in Mint Melody...I filled the cup with Tic Tacs and used a larger scallop circle to make the border on the cup.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Love Birds

Today's card is made with the new Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch.  The wings are made from DS paper from the hostess sample pack.  The greeting is from Well Scripted set, punched with Wide Oval punch.  the red layer is cut freehand...maybe not cut so straight...lol! 

Monday, January 25, 2010

With All My Heart

Happy Monday!  Today's share is made with Bigz Clear Die, Scallop Square.  I used the scallop border punch for the white trim and the Pretty in Pink layer is stamped with the flower from the same set in white ink.  The punches used were Full Heart and Heart to Heart Punches. 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Window Boxes

This Box is made with Embosslits Die, Beautiful Wings, # 118138 the white layer is made with Textured Impressions Folder, # 117335  The window has a sheet of acetate adhered in between  the two layers.

This box was made in the same way...using Vintage Vogue stamp set, # 117690.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Beautiful Wings

This card was made for Janice Dickinson in my Wednesday night stamping class...Happy Birthday!  I used the new Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die cut in the Occasions Mini Catalog, # 118138.  The background is made with the Textured Impressions folder, Perfect Polka Dots, # 117335.   and the new Sweet Pea DS paper, # 117161.  the greeting is Well Scripted, # 117072.  The border is punched with Scallop Trim Border, #118402 and Scallop Trim Corner, #1188870.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Happy Friday!  This has been a really long week...it usually it when you have a day off during the week...it throws your whole schedule off!  It was a welcomed day off though...just meant more stamping time! :)
Today's share is using the new Sweetheart set from the Occasions Mini Catalog, #120780  It's using the new Heart Treat Cups, #120435, so you can put all your yummy treats in. The background is using the new Textured Impressions Folder, Perfect Polka Dots, # 117335.  The greeting is from With All My Heart, #118134, also from the Occasions Mini Catalog. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Here's another great set from the Occasions Mini Catalog, Vintage Vogue, # 117690.   I used Soft Suede from In Colors, with Pale Plum and Pefect Plum.  The punch is the Scallop Trim Border from SALE-A-BRATION catalog, # 118402.

Sweet Treat Holders

This lollipop holder is made from a 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 strip, folded in half.  The ends are scored 3/4 of an inch each end.  the 1/8 punch is used to punch the hole at the bottom for the stick to go through.  The front cover is punched with the movers and shapers heart.  The matchbook is made in the same way.  A strip of cardstock folded in half, front cover punched witht he heart.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Heart Treat Holder

This treat holder is made from the Sizzix envelope with petals die cut.  I cut two of the dies and folded two back to form the heart.  The two are held together by a strip 2x4 inches, folded in half and adhered to the to flaps that are folded back.  Holds about 4 to 5 Ghiradelli chocolate squares.  The front heart is punched with the Full Heart punch.

Hearts, Hearts, Hearts!

Told you I would be back with more hearts!  LOL  Am I wearing out this stamp set??  YES!!!  I love it!  The hearts are stamped in Lovely Lilac. The background is embossed with the new Textured Impressions Folder, Perfect Polka Dots, #117335 and the border is the eyelet border punch, #113692.  I used the scalloped oval punch, 114889 and the wide oval punch, 112082, for the greeting which is from Whimsical Words, from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog, #118386.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Moments

Here's a card using something other than hearts!  LOL  This is Happy Moments from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog, #118664.  The paper is also from the catalog, Welcom Neighbor DS paper pad, #118401.  Also used was the Scallop Trim Border punch, # 118402.  All great products...any one of which can be yours (your choice) for a $50.00 purchase (net sales before shipping & handling and tax) No hearts today...but they'll be back tomorrow!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Joy Fold Cards

These are the cards we made in the my class this week.  I followed the tutorial on Splitcoast and came up with these...  This is using the Great Friend stamp set and and our new Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslits die from the new Occasions Mini catalog #117332.  I also used the new Scallop Border punch from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog, #118402.

Here is another version of the same card...I used the new Textured Impressions Folder, Perfect Polka Dots,
#117335, in Certainly Celery.  The Cupcakes are make by the scalloped circle punch and I just punched it down a little so it wasn't quite a circle...looks more oval.  I also used the crimper to make the cupcake papers.  The greeting is from Four Squares set and layers with the scalloped square punch.

I Love You box

This box is made following the tutorial for the Ghiradelli Chocolate Box.  I made the box with the belly band and just added the heart from Sweet Centers to the top.  It fits about 3 wrapped chocolates in the little box.  Directions can be found at http://www.mochamemories.typepad.com/ .

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Love Bandit

Today's card is made with the new stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog, Love Bandit.
I used Old Olive CS and the DS paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I also used the Top Note die cut layered on Real Red CS.  In case you haven't seen this, the die cut is cut once and then rotated and cut again.  Isn't that awesome?  Another great way to use the die cut and get such a different look!

Bottle Tag Holder

This bottle tag holder is hanging over a mini champagne bottle filled with bubble bath.  These cute little bottles were in the dollar bin at Target.  The little border is punched with the new scallop edge punch from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The hearts were stamped in Pixie Pink from I (Heart) Hearts set and then punched with the Heart to Hearts punch.  I used the 1 1/4 circle punch to punch the hole at the top and the scallop circle punch borders the circle.  Inside the pocket is a large paper clip with hearts.  The greeting is from the Sale-a-bration, Whimsical Words set.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sweet Centers

Today's card share is made with Sweet Centers... It's a 4x4 card.  The scallop edge punch was used to make the frame and the heart is stamped in Real Red and cut out.  The treat cup holds red jelly beans, which, I am suprised that there was enough to fill the cup since I ate most of them! lol  Don't you just love Valentine's Day?  I love all this heart stuff!!  I have to tell you....My friend and upline, Adrienne made me laugh about this as we talked about our upcoming workshop and making Valentine cards...she referred to Valentine's Day as Single's Awareness Day!  lol  I'd never heard it referred to that way! 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mini Magazine Note Holder

This project is so cute!  The tutorial can be found at Inking Idaho.  This mini magazine holder actually holds several 3x3 note cards and envelopes.  It makes a cute little gift for someone!  The tutorial is very easy to follow...but then everything she does is so awesome!  The note cards have a ribbon border with a heart  punched with Heart to Heart punch. 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Envelope Album

This album is made from an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Bermuda Bay CS, scored at 4, 4 1/4, 8 3/4, and 9 inches.  The lid, is scored with the scallop punch (the end with the 2" before the score line) I added a strip of white CS also punched with the scalloped punch.    The belly band is made from a 2 x 11 strip scored at 4, 4 3/8, 9, 9 3/8 inches.  The band will be a little big because you need to allow for the extra space when you fill the album.   The inside is made using 3 legal size envelopes, sealed and cut, one at each 6, 7  and 8 inches long. Decorate and punch with a half circle from the 1 1/4 circle punch.  The envelopes are attached with three     2 1/4 x 4 1/8 strips folded in half.  Glue the longest envelope first, then the next until all are glued in.  Each envelope has a pull out page with a tab so it can be easily pulled out. I haven't added pictures or titles to the labels yet because I'm not sure what I am using it for...I might just leave them black and give it as a gift.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I (Heart) Hearts

I love this set!  There's like a million hearts in this set!  (OK...not a million, but there's a lot!)
I also have to say, I'm loving these new clear-mount stamp sets!  The greeting is from Whimsical Words and the border is with the new Pinking Hearts Border punch.  I'm having a ball with all the hearts!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweet Pea

Today's share is a card made using the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt flowers in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
I was amazed at how many pieces come in the package!  You can make a ton of cards and still have a lot left over...  the DS paper is from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  I also used the new Scallop Trim Border punch from the catalog. Also used is the greeting, Whimsical Words....WOW!  Can you believe all the great sets in the SALE-A-BRATION catalog this year??

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bee Mine!

Isn't this the cutest little bee??  He's made with the wide oval punch.  I trimmed one end to make it pointy and then drew the lines with black marker.  His head is punched with the 1 1/4 punch and then I sponged the edges with More Mustard ink.  His wings are made out of vellum using the beautiful butterflies die cut. His antennae are made from hemp twine.  I used the new I (heart) Hearts stamp set for the printed hearts and used the coordinating heart to heart punch to punch them out after stamping.  The biggest heart is punched with the Full Heart punch.  The treat box is made from the Top Note Die cut.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Love You!

Today's share is made with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  Embossed on Whisper White CS and heart punched with Full Heart punch of Real Red.  A quick and easy card to reproduce!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Conversation Heart Pull Up Box

Happy Friday!  This has been the longest week!  It's nice to have time off from work but it makes it that much harder to go back!  This pull out treat holder is made with the Sweet Tart Conversation Heart Box.  Real Red CS is wrapped around the box and sealed.  A hole is punched through the front of the box wrapper and ribbon inserted through the hole.  The box is place on top of the ribbon as it is pushed down into the wrapper and tied in a bow at the top.  When you pull the bow, the ribbon raises the box.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Easel Cards

Today was the first day of our new session for our stamp class at the community center.  All the ladies are regulars and every now and then we get a new person...Today we worked on easel cards.  We did a couple of different sized cards.  The smaller cards were made with a 4x12 strip of paper scored at 4, 6 and 8 inches.  The larger card was made with a 4 1/4x11 sheet scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 inches.  Very simple to make...we made these three cards in our 2 hour class, although it probably took a little longer than it should have because we were all catching up since the last time we saw each other.  We have been together now for many many sessions...  We all have a great time!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hug Coupon

Now that we are finished with all the Christmas cards, it's time to move into "heart" mode!  Today's card is made with Real Red CS and Vanilla CS.  The scalloped edge punch is used for the back layer of  the "Hug Coupon". The main card is embosed with theSU textured plates.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm Nuts About You!

Today's card was made using "Animal Crackers"...The acorns are made with the ornament punch and the large oval punch.  Not you're typical Valentine colors but still a cute card to give to that manly someone...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Black Magic Technique

Glad to be stamping again after my Christmas vacation! :)  This is my attempt at Karen Barber's Black Magic Technique...  You basically stamp on dark cardstock with white craft ink.  Heat set and then color with colored pencils...not sure which work best...I have seen some posts that say they have used watercolor pencils and some that used pigment pencils.  The pencils I used were Derwent, which I bought at the craft store.  After I colored in the images, I went over them with white gel pen.  Very simple to do...just time consuming as you can see all the detail with the gel pen...

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Now that the holidays have past, I will get back to blogging!  I have been on vacation since December 18th and haven't really stamped a whole lot of anything since then, but, back to reality...back to work tomorrow!  There are lots of great new products coming soon!  Check out the new Occasions Mini Catalog,           Sale-a-bration Catalog and Definately Decoative Catalog!