Friday, April 30, 2010

Greenhouse Garden Journal

This is a fun and beautiful journal project made by Stampin' Up! If you are a list maker or like to keep up with gardens, books, etc... this journal could be just the thing for you.

  • Greenhouse Garden
  • Hope Happens


  • Chocolate Chip card stock
  • Confetti White card stock
  • Old Olive textured card stock
  • On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal


  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad


  • Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Bone folder
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
Click here to order these supplies.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ala Card Idea

Sometimes the hardest part of making a card is thinking up different templates. Well, with Stampin' Up! and my blog that will no longer be a challenge. I will give you the template and a sample card using that template. You can copy it or substitute your own ideas/colors etc.. to make it your own. Being a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! has lots of perks. Contact me if you want more information about becoming a demonstrator.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Card from a Friend

One of the really great things about making cards is making new friends! I love meeting people and sharing my passion with them. Today I am sharing a card that I got from a friend and fellow stamper, Nadine. She moved here from the north and kind of adopted me for ideas and inspiration. She comes to many of my events and we share ideas. This is the card she just sent me. I love the colors and simplicity. So easy to duplicate!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I found this challenge on Sherrill's make a card from recycled stuff and so I cut a side off of one of my Stampin' Up! boxes, did a little ripping and tearing. Then I stamped a background using Old Olive ink and my Bella Toile stamp. I stamped the sentiment from the Define Your Life stamp set using Rich Razzleberry ink. I also used the new Extra Large Flower Fancy punch and punched 6 flowers from the filler paper from the shipping box. I inked it with Rich Razzleberry, wrinkled and crinkled it, added some leaves cut from scraps from the Welcome Neighbor DSP that was available during Sale-a-Bration and added a rhinestone brad to hold it all together. Of course, the ribbon is the Rich Razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon. I distressed it a little and Voila...a recycled card that I would be proud to send to anyone!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Almost an Entry

I wanted to try my hand again at the Artisan Award that Stampin' Up! does each year but alas, time got away from me and I only accomplished one item! This is my Spa Day Bag that I made for the entry. Of course, I used all Stampin' Up! supplies but there are just too many for me to name here! If you want more details, email me and I will send them to you.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Free Blog Candy

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Crafty world - Tiffany Bauer Late Night Stamper member BLOG CANDY

Our friend and fellow Late Night Stamper member Tiffany Bauer is on the Stampin Up Cruise to the Southern Caribbean this week.

She has a MEGA Cruise Blog Candy going on right now since she is cruising with Stampin' Up! this whole week!!!!

Tiffany says:
I can not thank you, my loyal and dear customers, for all your support in helping me reach my goal of earning this awesome Cruise!!!
I also want to thank all fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators too for always sharing your creations and knowledge. Without this wealth of sharing we all would be alone and struggling to come up with great projects to share.
This MEGA Cruise Blog Candy will be around until I get back from my Stampin' Up! Cruise May 2nd, 2010.
This MEGA Cruise Blog Candy is eligible to anyone and consists of 7 stamp sets, scallop square punch, ribbon, 5 empty tin cases, pack of DSP, decor elements, cardstock, cookout kit and a Stampin' Up! Going Green Bag.
Do you want extra entries into the drawing?

Post this MEGA Cruise Blog Candy on your blog, let me know and you will receive another entry into the drawing.
Become a follower of my blog and you will receive another entry into the drawing.

Her goal for this MEGA Cruise Blog Candy is to average 100 comments a day on her post!!!

Christmas in our Hearts #4

Mary Hall's Christmas Card (a Stampin' Up! demonstrator). What a beautiful example of a monochromatic color scheme.
Christmas Greetings(set of 2; item 115448)
Serene Snowflakes(set of 4; item 115438)
Soft Suede card stock
Whisper White card stock
Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series paper
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Soft Suede 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
Clear Rhinestone brads
Stampin' Dimensionals
Eyelet Border punch
Ticket Corner punch

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Sketch Challenge

I found a link today to Cardsraps and she was offering a Sketch Challenge. I am always wanting to do more of these and so I did a card for her challenge today. I used 2 stamp sets for this challenge. The 1st set is Friends 24/7 and the 2nd is a sneak peek from the summer mini...called Elements of Style. I made my card look very vintage using some to the retiring colors and other standbys. The card stock colors Iused were: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Ruby Red and Sahara Sand. The inks I used were Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and Handsome Hunter (all retiring in July). I added the Soft Suede ribbon and spritzed the hummingbird with the new Vanilla Shimmer from the upcoming mini.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Praying for You card

I saw this template online last week and knew I wanted to make something similar. I Used Ballet Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Old Olive inks. I also used Whisper White, Old Olive and Soft Suede card stock. The embellishments include: Bashful Blue striped ribbon, Scallop Trim Border punch (from SAB and to be in the new catalog), and varied crystal brads. I love how it turned out.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Sneak Peek

I am doing a Stamp-a-Stack this Saturday, the 24th or Sunday, the 25th and I have been remiss in posting about it! I am now trying to advertise via my blog and emails. Oh well, better late than never! We will be featuring cards for "Babies, Brides, Moms, Dads and Grads." We will make 2 of each design. The cost will be $20 for 10 cards. The time will be 10 a.m. on Saturday or 2 p.m. on Sunday. I hope you will be able to make it. Drop me a line to reserve your spot. Here is one of the cards that we will be making. Bring a friend to share in the fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Late Night Stampers Event at Convention

Late Night Stampers Convention 2010, FREE STAMPS Drawing, enter today

$4,000. in stampin up prizes to give away!

have both won $100 in FREE Stampin Up merchandise for putting our LNS Pre-Convention events on their bogs!!!!

Going to Stampin' Up! Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah? ... think about this :)

Prizes, prizes, and more prizes!!!!
Late Night Stampers... WANTS YOU!!!
If you are going to Stampin' Up! Convention this year, 2010, consider going early. Join the Late Night Stampers -- which is FREE! -- and join us at the following pre-Convention events. Love them!
Learn more about joining HERE or copy and paste:
Plan to attend Stampin Up Convention 2010 with us on July 21-24, 2010 at Salt Lake City, Utah!

OUR LNS events start on Monday July 19th and end on Saturday July 24th with Patsy's WOW
event after convention is over.

$180 gives you the "I want it all package"
or you can pick from the events below

Send your payment to using pay pal
or mail a check to
Sherrill Graff
605 Kendrick Place
Boulder City NV 89005
if you are sending a check e-mail me and let me know so I can hold your spot.

Monday July 19th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 FULL
we supply everything except adhesive
Monday Stamp Camp projects are the same on both days

Monday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

Monday Night 7 PM WOWevent by Tami $10 OPEN we need 3 more wow demonstrators to show their stuff. please e-mail ASAP
bring your camera and a note pad
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.
all at the Radisson

Tuesday July 20th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 OPEN

followed by a Tuesday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 FULL
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

then the Tuesday Night 7 PM Reunion party 3 fun projects$35 FULL
we supply everything except adhesive all at the Radisson

Wednesday July 21 Anything New Swap 75+1 at the Radisson behind Convention on sign in day

Wednesday Sign In Day 2pm-4pm Shoe Box Swap Hosted by Mary and Brenda $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest
at the Radisson

then a Saturday July 24th 6 PM WOW event by Patsy $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
at the Radisson
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.

All events have prizes and give-a-ways.

Table Favors

I made this little table favor for everyone who played Bunco with me. It was quick and easy. I used the Game Night set to stamp them. The colors were Going Gray, Real Red and Whisper White. I stamped with Basic Black and Real Red. I added the grosgrain ribbon to the top with a little knot. They hold the little Ghirardelli chocolates perfectly. Of course, you have to have chocolate to stamp and play!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is a picture of the water bottles I did up for the guests. You can make these yourself. They are very simple. Cut your card stock 2 x 7 3/4. Score at the 2" mark on both ends. Stamp and embellish as desired. These are kind of small so they will not hold big packets, but they hold the little Crystal Lite or Propel perfectly.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bunco Fun

We played Stampin' Bunco at my home on Thursday. It was a blast. The sad thing was that our scores were really bad! The BIG winner for games only won 5 rounds! The Bunco champs only had 2! However, we had fun and everyone went home with some nice prizes. I am showing parts of our Bunco stuff for the next few days. Today is the fruit tray I made for the event and the chocolate bag we stamped.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wedding Favor

At this time of year, our hearts and minds turn to spring and weddings. Here is a beautiful little wedding favor that would be so easy to make (with the right supplies). Here are all the supplies you need and you can order anytime by going to my website here. P.S. Happy Birthday Mom!

2-step bird punch
Whisper White cardstock
Mellow Moss Cardstock
Scalloped punch
Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon
Clear Rhinestone brad
Big Shot 2 tags die

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Congratulations Card

We all need more of those masculine cards that are so hard to make. Here is one that could easily be made for any occasion. I love the colors and the simplicity of this one.

• Pocket Silhouettes stamp set


• Always Artichoke card stock
• Old Olive card stock
• Watercolor paper


• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad®

Stampin’ Up! Accessories

• Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon
• Seasonal Sayings Rub-Ons*
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Crafters’ Tool Kit

*From Holiday Happenings hostess bundle

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Flowers

Shelli, the co-founder of Stampin' Up! does a contest on her blog every 6-8 weeks. I have entered once and I like to try but, I was searching and found an amazing project done by Mary Jo Albright, a "3-peat" winner of the prestigious Artisan Award from Stampin' Up! She made these flowers by punching and cutting card stock! Wow, it must have taken hours and hours to do. Enjoy! BTW, she did win this contest. Congrats to you Jo!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Color Renovation

Stampin' Up! has just announced a new Color Renovation. We knew it was just a matter of time. I am excited to say that they are bringing back a few of our old favorites from the In Colors. I know Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi will be back plus 5 or 6 new colors. Also, the colors will be shifted to new families; Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles. What exactly does this mean?
It means that some of your favorite colors may soon be gone.

These are the retiring colors:
Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Handsome Hunter, Summer Sun, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, and Close to Cocoa, Going Gray, & Basic Brown. Whew, that is a mouthful!

If you know you will be wanting these colors in the future for a wedding, event ect... Be sure to order them before they disappear!

Now for the new/returning colors. They are: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, and Wild Wasabi.

Click here to download the new color chart.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Birthday Page

What a cute and simple 6 x 6 page! I love the scalloped side and the simplicity of the whole layout. You can see all the supplies below.
Stamps • Happy Moments*

Paper • Kraft card stock • Old Olive card stock • Pumpkin Pie card stock • Rose Red card stock • Whisper White card stock • Bashful Blue textured card stock

Ink • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad® • Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write® marker

Accessories • Sherbet Designer buttons • Stampin’ Dimensionals® • Mat Pack • Paper-piercing tool • Scallop Trim Border punch** • Crochet thread
*From 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog **Available as a Sale-A-Bration reward

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Manhattan Invitation

Here is a beautiful invitation that you could use for your next "candlelight supper" or any special occasion. This was done by the creative team at Stampin' Up!

  1. Stamp flowers in Not Quite Navy ink on Whisper White textured card.
  2. Pierce around edge of card using paper-piercing tool from Crafters' Tool Kit.
  3. Punch notch in edge of card using 1-1/4" Circle punch.
  4. Adhere Not Quite Navy polka dot vellum to back of card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. Right edge of vellum should be flush with edge of card.
  5. Cut slit in card fold, and pull Whisper White 3/8" taffeta ribbon through slit. Tie ribbon around card front.
  6. Thread Kiwi Kiss card stock through flower ribbon slide, and adhere to card.
  7. Stamp frame image in VersaMark ink on Kiwi Kiss card stock. Cover image with White Stampin' Emboss powder, and shake off excess.
  8. Stamp "You're invited" in VersaMark ink in center of frame. Cover image with White Stampin' Emboss powder, and shake off excess. Heat emboss.
  9. Cut out frame, and adhere to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Emerging Color Technique

I used a fun technique for this card. It is called Emerging Color. I taught this class in my Technique Time class. I will be happy to teach you if you drop me a note. I used the Flight of the Butterfly set to make this card. It also features the In Colors and a vellum punched butterfly. The sentiment is from the set Garden Whimsy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thanks So Much Card

  • Tiny Tags
    (set of 17; item 118091 (w) or 118592 (c))


  • Old Olive card stock: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", 3" x 5-1/2"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series paper stack: 1" x 5-1/2", 2" x 2"
  • Sending Love Kisses Notes


  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools

  • Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon
  • Sweet Pea stitched felt
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Crochet thread
  • Hole punch
  1. Trace circle (2-1/2" in diameter) on Old Olive card stock (3" x 5-1/2"). Punch holes evenly spaced around traced circle using hole punch. Turn card stock over, and adhere to Old Olive card.
  2. Adhere Sweet Pea Designer Series paper (1" x 5-1/2") to card.
  3. Wrap Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon around front of card, and adhere ends to inside of card. Tie crochet thread around ribbon on front of card. Tie separate piece of Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon in knot, and adhere to ribbon on card over crochet thread.
  4. Stamp "thanks so much" in Chocolate Chip ink on Sending Love Kisses Note. Cut tree images out of Sweet Pea Designer Series paper (2" x 2"), and adhere to Kisses Note using Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere piece to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Adhere Sweet Pea stitched felt to card.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Stenciled Album

I love making albums for weddings or new babies. The 6x6 is the perfect size for me because it does not overwhelm me and it is not too costly for gift giving. Check out the one Stampin' Up! is showing here!
  • More Mustard card stock
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Thoroughly Modern Designer Series paper
  • On Board 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" album


  • More Mustard Craft Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools

  • Rich Razzleberry 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
  • Flourish D├ęcor Stencil
  • Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Beautiful Butterfly Bigz die
  • Sponge daubers

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Simple Sketch

I wanted to use a simple sketch for this card. I was using scraps and thinking up something that my sisters at church could easily duplicate for our card group. This month we will be making all the cards for the summer birthdays. Now that's a lot of cards! These are in the running so far.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cupcake Book

What a cute idea for a birthday party favor or for the favored one! A little book to save all the gift lists, photos etc...
  • Fundamental Phrases
    (set of 24; item 114968; $37.95)
  • Simple Birthday Thanks
    (item 111546; $17.95)
  1. Stamp cupcake image on On Board Book Basics sheet, and cut out (removing cherry stem). Repeat on second sheet of Book Basics. These are the front and back covers for the book.
  2. Trace book cover onto sheets of Confetti White card stock, and cut out pages for book.
  3. Ink wrapper portion of cupcake image using Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write marker, and stamp on Close to Cocoa card stock. Cut out, and adhere to book cover.
  4. Ink icing portion of cupcake image using Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker, and stamp on Pretty in Pink card stock. Dab 2-Way Glue over sprinkles portion of icing image, and apply glitter. Allow glue to dry, then adhere icing to book cover.
  5. Ink cherry portion of cupcake image using Rose Red Stampin' Write marker, and stamp on Rose Red card stock. Cut out, and adhere to book cover.
  6. Cut stem from Old Olive card stock, and adhere to book cover.
  7. Punch hole through cover of book using Crop-A-Dile, and mark hole on stacked pages. Punch hole through pages. Repeat with back cover using front cover as guide for hole placement.
  8. Tie covers and pages together with Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.
  9. Cover number (for age) in Pumpkin Pie textured card stock. Punch scallop square from Old Olive card stock, and cut off one side. Adhere behind number.
  10. Stamp "Happy" in Chocolate Chip ink on Confetti White card stock, and adhere to back side of number.
  11. Adhere number to book using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  12. Punch flower from Tempting Turquoise card stock, and attach Clear Rhinestone brad to center of flower. Adhere to book using Stampin' Dimensionals. Edge of flower should overlap number.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thoroughly Modern Corkboard

I have always been fascinated by organizational items, calendars, bulletin boards, storage items etc... I think it stems from the fact that I am simply not organized! I am more of a wannabe! Any way, check out this cutie again from Stampin' Up!
  • I Heart Lists
    (set of 10; item 116473; $28.95)


  • Rose Red card stock
  • Sahara Sand card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Soft Suede textured card stock
  • Thoroughly Modern Designer Series paper
  • Mini Whisper White envelopes


  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker

Accessories & Tools

  • Elementary Ribbon Originals
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
  • Clips assortment
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Scallop Square punch
  • 1-1/4" Circle punch
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz die set
  • Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlit die set
  • Cork
  • Frame

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Art Contest Honorable Mention

This darling notebook was done by Jennifer Davey and won an honorable mention from Stampin' Up! I think it so cute! I may have to case it myself sometime soon!

  • Basic Black card stock
  • Melon Mambo textured card stock (inside cover)
  • Night & Day Specialty Designer Series paper


  • VersaMark pad

Accessories & Tools

  • Clear Stampin' Emboss powder
  • Basic Black 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • Melon Mambo 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
  • Neutrals 5/8" Jumbo brads
  • Clear Rhinestone brads
  • Clips assortment
  • Bone folder
  • Heat tool
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Top Note Bigz die
  • Mini composition book
  • Elastic

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Jelly Bean Prayer

I made these up for my Sunday School class this week. It has 8 colors of jelly beans and this prayer.

Red is for the blood he gave, Green is for the grass He made,
Yellow if for the sun so bright, Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins that we made, White is for the grace He gave,
Purple is for the hour of sorrow, Pink is for the new tomorrow.
A bag full of jelly beans, colorful and sweet,
Is a a Promise...Is an Easter treat!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

2-Step Stamping Special

With the brand new Two-Step into Spring promotion, you will be able to purchase this set and you'll also SAVE 20% on the Two-Step Stampin' sets pictured at the end of this post.

Awash with Flowers is your SNEAK PEEK into the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. Be the first to add this stamp set to your collection.
Details are bellow:

Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!
Item Description
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $39.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $27.95

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20% OFF the retail price--no additional purchase necessary! Qualifying stamp sets are listed and pictured above:

Item Page Description Discount Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $20.76
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $19.96
111578 101 Flower Fancy $29.56
113258 112 Trendy Trees $14.36

Go directly to my SU! Website to order these sets now! when you get there just click SHOP NOW at the upper right corner! Or just click on the SHOP NOW link at the top of the post, it'll directly take you to my online SU! store.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Carrot

I have been playing with this idea for a while and finally got around to making and posting it. I actually made it a couple of weeks ago but waited for Easter to post it. I used a box pattern that I found for an icicle at the $ store. I cut off the part that closed it and crimped in the top instead. I added a little green tissue and a bow with a hanging sentiment. I think it is cute and will look good in those special baskets. Don't forget to fill with candy!

By the way, I am posting way ahead of time since I am going to be out of town for the week. Please enjoy the posts from Stampin' Up! that I am using on some of the coming days. These are some that you can usually only see if you are a demonstrator and some are done from Stampin' Up! and some are from fellow demonstrators.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happiness Always card

Here is a fun card that I cased from someone (it has been a while and I am just not posting it!) If it is yours, let me know so I can send the credit to you. Anywho, I used one the Sale-a-Bration sets to make this card and the In Colors. It is so cute and simple to do.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Mother's Day card

Is it too early to begin thinking of Mother's Day? I don't think so. I have been wanting to used the Well Scripted set from the Occasions mini so I decided to make this card. In fact, I made 2 of them so if I don't lose them (LOL) I will have them for the upcoming holiday. I used So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and the great Sweet Pea DSP papers. For a busy card this was surprisingly easy to make. Enjoy!