August 31, 2009

Lemonade with Razzleberry

When I look at this card I think of an Arnold Palmer ice tea. Yum! Isn't this card yummy? Anyway, I've started making "thinking of you" cards and sending them to my friends that I haven't talked with in a while. Have your friends ever crossed your mind and you say you're going to call them, but never get around to calling? Well thats me!

I have seen so many cards made from craft cardstock and they are so nice. This card was born from the craft cardstock idea. I've never really used craft cardstock and decided to give it a try. The card looks monochromatic but in real life, it is very pretty. I hope you think so too!

Recipe: Stamps - Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes; CS - Craft, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP: Inks - Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango; Accessories - SU markers (D. Durango), 1/4" polka dot grosgrain ribbon, mini library clip, scallop, oval & eyelet punches

August 30, 2009

TSSC85 Thinking of You

Another week, another challenge! I'm on a roll!! Here is my take on MJ's lunchtime sketch challenge. This week's challenge was fairly easy, but at the same time challenging. I was not sure which colors to use on this card to make it pop, but I think I chose the right colors. The Cottage Wall DSP is quickly becoming another favorite of mine. Make sure you hop on over to MJ's blog to check out the other players take on this sketch. Please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for looking.

Recipe - Stamps: Three Little Words; CS: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP; Accessories: SU Markers, 5/16" brads (I think), 1/4" Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, Diamond Stickles

August 25, 2009


This is a really quick post as I am trying to get to meet a bedtime deadline. This card was made for MJ's Technostamper's Lunchtime challenge which should have been posted on Monday. But you know what they say, better late than never! This layout was fairly easy but did not turn out the way I expected it to, but I still like it. I hope you like it too. TFL.

August 20, 2009

SSUS Mojo Monday Challenge

Don't you love it! These new SU In-Colors are just striking. For this card, I paired up Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry along with Whisper White. Very cool combo. There are others I am playing with, in my spare time (which is not much). I participated in a challenge that uses this particular sketch from Mojo Monday. At first, I was a little lost, but once I got the colors down, then texturized some of the cardstock, everything just fell into place. Click on the picture to see the textures. The main image was stamped and embossed on DSP. this was the first time I ever embossed on DSP and I like it! Anyway, please leave me a comment letting me know what you think of this card. I really love reading your comments. Thanks for looking.

Recipe: Stamps - Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes Cardstock - Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP Inks - Versamark, Rich Razzleberry Accessories - White EP, Mini Library Clips, 1/2" Crushed Curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Eyelet Border punch, Perfect Details & SU Background 1 Texturz Plates

August 17, 2009


This card was made for MaryJo's Technostampers Lunchtime sketch challenge. This week, the sketch was definately a challenge. I agonized over the sketch and finally this is what I came up with. I started by punching out several 1-1/4" squares from Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. Then I pieced them together. After that part was done, this card came together fairly easy. I had to play with the colors a little before I was satisfied. I wanted to add some ribbon, but then thought it would be too distracting (the card is already busy). Instead I opted to paper pierce. The scalloped circle was made from a 3" circle using SU's corner rounder. Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think and then hop on over to MJ's blog to check out the other players take on this sketch. Thanks for looking.

Recipe: Stamps -Razzle Dazzle; CS - Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP; Inks - Crushed Curry Rich Razzleberry; Accessories - In Color markers, Texture Plate, Scallop Border, 1 1/4' Square, corner rounder, Rhinestone, Quickie Glue Pen

August 13, 2009

A Fun Day of Stamping

This past Sunday was a fun day stamping at my upline's house along with my sideline Tai. As usual, we had a blast. Here are three random cards I stamped. The first two uses all SU products. The last card was made with the left over Lemonade paper I had left over from the card I made in the previous post. I didn't want this beautiful paper to just sit unused. Leave me a comment.

August 9, 2009

TSSC 81 - Kiwi Kiss Meets Razzleberry

Two weeks in a row! Woohoo!! This card is for the TechnoStamper's weekly challenge. I am making a concentrated effort to participate more often than not. This layout was fairly easy and I was able to make this card in no time at all. I used paper from the Lemonade paper pad as well as SU's retired Kiwi Kiss along with SU's current Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I wished that the Kiwi Kiss did not retire because I am loving these color combinations. The sentiment is from SUs Heard from the Heart stamp set. This card was finished off with two Old Olive brads. Hop on over to MJ's blog to take a look at the other bloggers' creations. Thanks for looking.

August 6, 2009

Celebrate - SU IB&C Case

I made this card for the Stampin' Up! Catalog CASE challenge for SSUS. I chose the "Three Little Words" card on page 139 because, I had all the supplies to make the card, with exception for the stamp set. Fast forward to actually making the card. I took out the Old Olive DSP to find that exact pattern paper that was used in the catalog. No pattern. I look at the Catalog to make sure I am not using the retired designs. I have the current stuff. What gives??? I decide to find the supply list online. Lo and behold, the DSP is from Cottage Wall. So I place an order for the DSP, with hopes of it being delivered soon. Well three days later, my order still showed "submitted". There was no way I was going to get this card in the mail to my partner by the due date, so I improvised a little. I used the Old Olive DSP. I think it turned out cuter than the sample in the catalog. I hope she likes it and you do too!

Stamps: Celebrate Everything
CS: W. White, C. Chip, O. Olive, R. Razzleberry
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: R. Razzleberry 1/4 grosgrain ribbon, VersaMark, Clear Embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop Edge punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder

August 2, 2009


I decided to make a go at MaryJo's sketch challenge this week and I can't decide whether I like it or not. I'm leaning toward the NOT side. This layout was actually harder than it looked. Then again, it could be the stamp set I used ... and the colors. Please let me know what you think.

Stamps: Autumn Days, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
CS: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Inks: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: SU Markers, SU Brads, SU Backgrounds Texture Plate, CB folder (dots)

From the Archives

Made this card in exactly one hour on Saturday morning. My neighbor was having a birthday party that night and I knew I would not have time to make a card later that day, so I quickly threw this one together. It was easy, as I already had the layout in mind, and since I still had some of this retired DSP laying around as well as the stamp set, I decided to go for it. She really liked the card and would like to learn how to make cards like these. Woo hoo!!