Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Winner is.....

My oldest picked a number this morning...number 5 it is! Sue B, I think I know who you are, but if I'm mistaken please e-mail me your address. My e-mail address is This Friday night a couple friends are coming over to stamp, hopefully I will have more samples to share with you all Saturday. I'm working on several scrapbook pages so maybe I will share some of them. Keep checking and keep responding, I love feedback!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Inspired By A Purse

When the Spring Mini is released to customers, you will find a ton of incredible new stamp sets including this one, Polka Dots & Paisley. Demonstrators received this set free from Stampin' Up! at Christmas. This card was inspired by a purse my dear husband got for me for Christmas. The purse is made by Vera Bradley (love her stuff!!) and the print is Mesa Red. It's funny how you start looking at things and immediately know which Stampin' Up! colors will match! I am hostessing a small swap with a few girls from Splitcoaststampers and they had to use this set. This is one of my 2 designs. Hope they like!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Blog Candy of My Own

What is "Blog Candy"? Well a reader to a blog happens upon a contest wherein you must answer a question and post it to the blog in question. The blog author will draw a name to determine the winner and then the winner receives the "candy" or prize! Pretty easy. They are all over the stamping blog's I read and recently I won off of Lorien's blog, so I am doing a contest of my own.
The prize will be a bottle of Stickles (glitter/paint all in one) and some punched scalloped squares made with my new Marvy Punches. The Stickles is the color "Purple" and the squares will be punched out of Elegant Eggplant and you will get 10 of each size shown here. So here are the rules:
1- Be sure you comment to this post about the following question:
"What is the most romantic thing your husband has ever done for you?"
2- I'm giving you a whole week to comment so you can really think on it! The deadline is Tuesday, January 30. I'll draw the winner sometime in the afternoon of the 31st.
3- You have to check back here to see if you win!
Good luck!

Isn't He Punny?

Shame on me! My pal Lorien informed me today that she keeps checking my blog and I have had the same card up for days! She is right...actually, it has been a couple weeks. I'm sorry. I just assume no one is reading it so why bother! But obviously someone is! I entered a Blog Candy contest on Lorien's blog (see her link on my sidebar) and "won a major award!" Actually, I wasn't the major winner, but I won all the same! I stopped by her house today and got to pick a mini stamp set from Michael's and a spool of ribbon. The ribbon on this card is what I picked.
This card is made with our Sell-a-Bration set, Very Puny. Isn't it cute? I love the cow and the frog in this set. I never use metal edge tags so I thought I would finally use one! I like how this turned out. I got the layout from a Sketch Challenge on - it's a great source of ideas!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Sell-a-Bration: It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!

Here is my first creation with any of this year's Sell-a-Bration sets! This one was created with Big Blossom and So Very. On the blossom I did the faux shaving cream technique stamping the flower with Pixie Pink and then using the word "happy" from Happy Everything I inked it up with Real Red and smeared it all over the ink on the blossom and here you have it! SO less messy than the true shaving cream technique and "so very" fun!
Remember, if you purchase $50 in Stampin' Up! product, you can get either of these sets for FREE!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Marvy Scallop Punch ROCKS!

I have been seeing creations on Julie Ebersole's blog (see right hand column) and she has been using scalloped punches shaped like squares and circles. I asked for one for Christmas and Brooke got me one! (Actually, daddy picked it out and put her name on the tag - she's only 2!) I love it! You just insert your card stock into the punch and BAM- there it is! Cute isn't it. I imagine I will be using it alot. I actually ordered another size from and it is a bit smaller. Now I am waiting to find the circles. I just hate to pay regular price for them! The regular retail is $19.99. Of course the 40% or 50% off coupon from Joann's makes them right up my ally but I haven't found the circle ones at Joann's yet. I will keep looking!
This card is the birthday card to go along with the "Memory Verse Flippy Thingy" for my friend Michelle (see post below). The Chocolate square is adhered right to the designer series paper (Spring Flowers) and the stamped flower from our Looks Like Spring stamp set is punched with the same size scallop punch, I just off set the white square and used Stampin Dimensionals to make it pop up a bit. I made the card to match the Flippy Thingy. Hope she likes it.

Great Gift Idea!

I have a group of 3 girlfriends from church that I am very close with. We do a Bible study together 2 times a month and at Christmas we get each other small gifts. A couple of us hand make our gifts each year and I love giving my gifts (usually a Christmas ornament of some kind) and I love receiving their handmade goodies! This year Jennifer made us these beautiful Memory Verse flippy things (so very technical!). They have 12 different memory verses in them, one for each month and each verse comes from Psalms. I fell in love with mine! Another friend is having a birthday today. Her husband is actually throwing a surprise party for her at the church tonight and I wanted to make her a gift just like the one I received. Here is my first one---a Memory Verse Flippy Thing! I used all Stampin' Up! products (are you surprised by that?) I used our designer series paper Spring Flowers. I just followed the color scheme in the paper- So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip. I chose verses that related to "strength" because the friend whose birthday it is, is one of the strongest ladies I know!