November 27, 2007

Fun & Fast Notecards

Got this idea for these cute notecards from Julie Buhler's blog. These cards measure 3 5/8" x 4 1/4". What is so amazing about these cards is that you can get three (3) cards from one sheet of cardstock. Just cut the 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock into three strips of 3 5/8" x 8 1/2". Easy as pie ... and I must say cute too!!!
These 2 designs were made with Fun & Fast Notes stamp set inked with Staz-On Timber Brown. Each image was colored using the YoYo Yellow, only orange, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers. The cake frosting was made by using the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds. Each card was topped off with Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. Hope you like them!

Sweet Treats

I decided to take the plunge and make my own candy bar wrappers. I only made four to start with and decided that these would make cute gifts for my office associates. So off to the grocery store to buy more candy bars! These jumbo bars were covered with Dashing DSP, Merry & Bright stamp set and Sweet Sampler stamp set. The 5/8" Old Olive and 5/8" Very Vanilla ribbons were used as well as Real Red and Old Oliver CS.

Oh! I almost forgot to mention I also covered the peppermint patties and made a cute little holder for these treats. These were so much fun to make. Just hope I can cover the rest of the Peppermint Patties before I devour them!!!

November 26, 2007

Time Well Spent

Received a free Level 3 hostess set from the upcoming 2008 Spring catalog.
In a quest to use the big flower in this stamp set, these two cards were born. For some reason, I don't know what to do with that flower. I stamped, embossed, colored, and cut the large flower and tried to work with it. I was not satisfied with any of the designs I tried. I decided to leave the flower alone and let the design idea come to me. I am still waiting!!! In the meantime, these two cards were born. I just love the Really Rust card. The other one is cute, but I'm not in love with it. Hope you like them.
Top card
CS: Really Rust, Apple Cider DSP, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Time Well Spent
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Craft), Really Rust, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Round Tab punch, Three for you punch, blender pen, Clear EP
Bottom Card
CS: Wild Wasabi, Cutie Pie DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pomegranate, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Clear EP, Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, blender pen

Found It!!!

I gave up hope of ever finding my camera after looking in every place possible. While I was sorting laundry, what did I find? My little camera. The reunion was great.

Remember I told you about my daughter's Sweet 16 Cake and Cocktails party. Well here is a cute party favor that went with the theme. These cute bottles are actually Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider. My daughter and I covered the original labels on the bottles with 2"x4" labels we bought from Office Depot. I decided to insert her picture onto the label along with the party theme, date, and thank you. We wanted to cover the "M" that is embossed on the foil, so we inked up the "B" stamp from defining alphabet using Ballet Blue and stamped it on Whisper White and punched out using the 1 1/4" circle punch. We layered the B onto Regal Rose CS punched with the 1 3/8" punch. Then layered those two pieces onto Certainly Celery punched with the Scallop punch. We tied a piece of Irridescent curling ribbon (non SU) around the neck of the bottle and adhered the scalloped B with a pop-up glue dot. These party favors were a hit. Good thing I bought enough of these because a few of the parents took one home as well!

November 19, 2007

I have something to share but ...

I can't find my camera. I survived in a house full of teenagers on Saturday and a sleepover with 4 girls. My daughter's party was lots of fun. I served 3 different types of drinks (non-alcoholic of course), Shirley Temples, Roy Rogers, and Safe Sex on the Beach. Safe Sex was a hit. The kids couldn't get enough of it.

I wanted to share two things with you. The first is the party favor my daughter and I made, and the second is a card made with the free SU Level 3 hostess gift I received last Friday as I was leaving work. Unfortunately, these will have to wait until I find my camera. Talk to you later.

November 16, 2007

Baroque Kinda Mood

It seems like forever since my last post. I've been super busy with family stuff and not much time to stamp. My daughter turned 16 this week and got her driver's permit today. She is in heaven. Not to mention I will have several teenagers over on Saturday for a "Cake and Cocktails" party which will be followed by a sleepover at a hotel.

I remembered I made a card late one night this week when I couldn't sleep, but never posted it. In trying to showcase the versatility of the DSPs I forgot to add some additional color. And when I thought I was using Very Vanilla, I used Whisper White. Oh well! Hope you like it. TFL.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
CS: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock, Whisper White, Brocade Background DSP
Inks: Old Olive, River Rock
Accessories: SU Vintage Brads

November 8, 2007

Birthday Elegance

I had some scraps of Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate scraps laying next to my cutter and had an idea. Try these two colors together. After playing around with the color scheme, I ended up with this birthday beauty. I really like how they turned out. I first inked up the petal part of the flower from True Friend with the Purely Pomegranate ink pad. Then I used SU Stampin' Write markers Choc. Chip and Old olive on the stem and leaf parts. With a couple of huffs to the stamp, the image turned out quite nice. Hope you like it. TFL.
Stamps: True Friend, Circle of Friendship
CS: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Stampin Write markers (Choc. Chip, Old Olive)
Accessories: Choc. Chip Satin Ribbon, paper piercer, dimensionals, half beads by The Robin's Nest

Sketch Challenge

This card was made for yesterday's sketch challenge #149 on Splitcoast. I love this layout and I must admit this card came out better than I imagined it. I didn't realize how pretty the Apple Cider DSP was until I started playing with it. Hope you like it. TFL.

Stamps: True Friend
CS: Wild Wasabi, Choc. Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DSP
Inks: Really Rust, Choc. Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Vintage Brads, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square and circle punches, dimensionals

November 5, 2007

Dashing Christmas

I participated in another challenge swap. This time the challenge was to make a Double Pocket card inspired from Beate's blog ( The card was very easy to make and I just enjoyed using the last of my Dashing DSP. I also sed the Season of Joy stamp set along with the never used Hodgepod Hardware that I have managed to hoard. TFL.

Stamp: Season of Joy
CS: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Dashing DSP
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Three for you Punch, Brads (B. Brights & R. Regal), Hodgepodge Hardware, Clear EP, Dazzling Diamonds

November 2, 2007

Sketch Challenge 148

Here is a quick and easy card for ya! This was SCS sketch challenge 148 for this week. I was looking through my stash of SU's Designer Series Papers and decided to use the paper from Dashing DSP. Did I mention that this DSP is my favorite? This particular piece reminds me of candy canes. So yummy. I used Certainly Celery to complement the DSP because there are tiny stripes of Celery in it. The card itself is much prettier IRL. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Take Three
CS: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Dashing DSP
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Bold Brights Brads, Certainly Celery & Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon