Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Riley and Sophie get married. (MOJO84)

I made this card for the mojo monday sketch from the mojo monday blog - be sure to check it out and join in on the fun. I hate the way my picture turned out, the lighting just wouldn't go right today at all for some reason but you can still see it alright.
I used chocolate chip, rose red and whisper white cardstock along with Bella Rose DSP. My stamp is from Hanna Stamps, Riley and Sophie Wedding Moose. I used pink piourette ink around the edges, stamped them in black memento ink and colored them in with copic markers. Sophie's dress is actually colored in with the copic spica clear glitter pen but you can't really tell that in the picture. I used dimensionals behind them to pop them up over the taffeta white ribbon. I added felt flowers that are brown and pink. I had seen the sketch yesterday and thought about it all night long what I wanted to do, I still had no idea and just started grabbing stuff after I figured out what stamp I wanted to use. I think it turned out cute though.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Matchbox dresser

Here is a project I made Saturday night while working some overtime at work. It is made with the new matchbox die cut for the big shot. I made three of the matchboxes and used a small piece of sticky strip to hold them together on tope of each other, then took a 2 5/8 x 10 inch of paper and wrapped it around the outside (I don't remember right now what my scores are at). The first one in green is made of the bella rose dsp and kiwi kiss cardstock, the brads are from the hodgepodge hardware, and the butterfly is punched out with the martha stewart butterfly punch (I wish stampin up had some butterfly ones). The second one is also made from bella rose dsp and riding hood red cardstock, the saying is from the stamp set matchbox messages. The saying has a small square of paper on the back folded at a diagonal taped to the message and just set on the top of the dresser to look like a picture on top or something. I will add a tutorial for this project soon so keep checking back. I also see for Ann's challenge this week (GCA #38) that it is to use something with a butterfly on it so this project is perfect to use. Be sure to join in on Ann's challenges each week too.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I seen this sketch somewhere online so wanted to make a card with it and I actually made two - one I can't show you until later on because the stamp has not been released yet. The stamp I used on this one is a stamp I got at Michael's, so I am not sure what company makes it. I like the saying "Friends are those people who know the words to the song in your heart and sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." I added the flowers from the stampin' pretties kit, and taffeta ribbon to spice it up a little bit. My cardstock is chocolate chip, rose red, and regal rose. Now my second one I made is with the same sketch layout but different colors, ribbons, accessories and stamps. As soon as Hanna stamps releases the Riley stamp I used then I will share that card with you. My friend Kristi who owns Hanna stamps and I stamped together a few weeks ago at the Michigan Mingle. She had a couple of stamps there that have not been released yet, and she is such a wonderful gal that she let me stamp a couple images for myself. So keep your eyes out for that card later on.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bikini Sophie

I thought this would be a cute card for a graduation for Ann's challenges this week of out of the box. I liked it because graduation time is the beginning of summer and kids need to believe in their dreams. I used real red, and whisper white cardstock, brilliant blue DSP along with brilliant blue and black staz-on inks. Sophie is colored in using copics markers and spica glitter on her flower, she is actually on some dimensionals. I also used real red grograin ribbon and a flower from the pretties kit. The background is stamped with itty bitty backgrounds. Be sure to check out and join in on Ann's challenges each week.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Great friend, Choo choo

I was asked to participate in a swap for the new mini catalogs that come out - there are a group of 16 girls (including myself) who all make 2 cards/cardfronts and mail them to each other each time a new book or mini comes out. Here are the two cards I created for my first time in this swap.
On the first one I used basic black, whisper white, and real red paper, and inks - black gingham ribbon, rhinestone brads and the stamp set Baroque Motif along with the stamp set Great Friend. My black butterfly is made with the die cut and big shot, the red butterfly was stamped and cut out, both are head together with the rhinestone brad and a glue dot - the wings are folded up a little bit to give it more dimension.

My second card used chocolate chip, baja blue, creamy caramel, and whisper white papers, along with Parisian breeze DSP. I stamped the train with chocolate chip, baja blue, and creamy caramel inks, and my ribbons are chocolate taffeta, and tan gingham. The stamp set is Choo, choo. Both sets are extremely cute sets and I can't wait to use them some more.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hockey Riley

As most of you are aware, I am a stampin' up demonstrator and that is mostly what I have on my blog - however, I have recently decided that it is ok to use some of those other cute stamps that I have even though I am a demonstrator. Here is one of those cute stamps that I don't have yet - it is Hocky Riley from Hanna Stamps. I told you about my friend Kristi who owns Hanna Stamps, and how I met her at the Michigan mingle - this is one of the images that I stamped and colored while chatting with her and her friend Judy (also a great gal). I used brilliant blue cardstock for my base, night of navy for the strip in back, and the larger circle (which I cut with my new circle scissors). I used bashful blue for the square w/brillant blue dsp on it. I also used bashful blue for the scallop circle (cut out with scallop circle die cut and big shot), and the little circle for the saying. I also used whisper white for the smaller circle that Riley is on, and the saying from mini catalog set Great Friend. I used a black button for the hockey puck and to finish it off I used navy grosgrain ribbon and blue gingham ribbon. Be sure to check out not only my stampin up stuff but also my friend Kristi's stuff over at Hanna Stamps - she has some awesome stuff too. It's ok to be verstile as I recently discovered.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Retired Stamp sets for sale!!!

The following RETIRED Stampin' Up items are for sale!!!!

PLEASE email me first to be sure the item is still available (I will update this page as often as I can)


U.S. Buyers Only. Priority U.S. Mailing in a Priority box as follows:
  • $5.00 for one stamp set
  • $8.95 for two stamp sets
  • $10.35 Flat rate shipping for 3 to 8 stamp sets
  • Delivery Confirmation Included
  • Insurance Extra

For pictures please email me.

STAMP SETS FOR $4.95 each
Bitty Basics (New, never used, mounted)
Burst into Bloom
Festive Friends
In the Sky
Let's Party
Organic Grace (New, never used, mounted)
Seasonal Icons (New, never used, mounted)

STAMP SETS for $7.95
Blooming with Happiness
Bold Invitataion
Eventful (New, never used, unmounted)
Fabulous Four
Fall Flair (New, never used, unmounted)
Fine Print, the
For a friend (unmounted)
Friends Forever
Little Bit of Happiness, a (New, never used, mounted as 21 little stamps)
Love (unmounted)
Love ya Bunches x 2 (unmounted)
Merci (unmounted)
Painted Garden
So Many Scallops (New, never used, mounted)
Tagger's Dozen (New never used, mounted)
Too Terrific Tags (unmounted)

STAMP SETS FOR $9.95 each
A is for Adorable (New, never used, mounted)
Bold Blossom Greetings
Buds & Blossoms (New, never used, mounted)
Circle of Friendship
Definitely Decorative
Double-Line Doodles
Funky Flowers (New, never used, mounted)
Give Thanks (New, never used, mounted)
Good Times
Infinite Goodness (New, never used, mounted)
Just for Fun
Little Layers Plus (New, never used, mounted)
Love It (New, never used, mounted)
O Tannenbaum
Painted Posies (New, never used, mounted)
Perfect Presentation (New, never used, mounted)
Petal Pushers (New, never used, mounted)
Sidekick Sayings (New, never used, mounted)
Sweet Dreams x 2 (unmounted)
Sweet Dreams (New, never used, mounted)
Tags and More
Thanks tons (unmounted)
Very Punny (New, never used, mounted)
World Over, the (New, never used, mounted)

STAMP SETS FOR $14.95 each
Best Borders (New, never used, mounted)
Big Blossom (Unmounted)
Big Blossom (New, never used, mounted)
Bloomin' Wonderful (New, never used, mounted)
Business Memos (New, never used, mounted)
Cause for Celebration (New, never used, mounted)
From the Garden (New, never used, mounted)
Petal Prints (New, never used, mounted)
What's for Dinner

STAMP SETS FOR $17.95 each
Feathered Friends
Greetings Galore