It's been too long!

Finally back on my blog! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. We still don't have Internet in the basement and I can't access my blog at school! Honestly, I haven't even had time for much stamping lately! Hopefully that will change soon. I have a few other things to post, but I thought I'd give you a Christmas card since it is starting to be that time! Hope you are all having a great fall!
stamps: season of joy
ink: river rock, old olive, white craft
paper: dashing dsp, river rock, chocolate chip, very vanilla
accessories: chocolate satin ribbon, corner rounder, sponge, dazzling diamonds, glue pen, white ep, heat tool


Autumn Bounty

Well, school started for me and we are off to a good start! Lots of changes this year, and I still trying to get things under control so I can have more time for stamping. But things are looking up, as you can tell since I am posting and have a picture to share! :) Made this as a hostess gift and 2 booking incentives for a workshop at the end of the month. We are doing a cute pencil holder that I lifted from the September Stampin' Success too. Full fall-ish workshops! Hope you are enjoying the weather, stamp happy!

Stamps: Fast and Fun Notes
Ink: Close to cocoa, mellow moss, groovy guava, soft sky
paper: fall flowers dsp, close to cocoa, very vanilla, old olive
accessories: white and chocolate taffeta ribbon, cello bags, pushpins, corkboard


Happy Fall Y'all!

Well, we are still in the process of moving and it was the first week of school, so my stamping is still on hold. I need to get going though for a swap due on Wed!! I made this card for a workshop I had 2 weeks ago... my first spinner! It was a lot of fun to make some falling leaves and use more of the Fall Flowers paper. And everyone at the workshop did a great job on it and loved it! Directions on how to do it can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/spinner.php

Stamps: Rough Texture wheel, Give Thanks
Ink: Groovy Guava, Basic Brown
Paper: Fall Flowers DSP, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Kraft
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 2 pennies, sponge, word window punch, scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch


Pretties Post-it Purse

This week has been pretty hectic! School starts Tuesday and I have been spending every last second in my room or planning! We are also moving locally so that has also been sucking my time! I hope to get to my table soon... I made this for a recent workshop. I love how it turned out, very elegant. I am actually trying to make these in primary colors using the Primary Simply Scrappin' Kit for the teachers at my school. We'll see how many I get done! :) Happy Labor Day!

Ink: Blue Bayou reinker
Paper: Blue Bayou cardstock, Soft Sky Prints DSP
Accessories: Pretties kit, Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, corner rounder, word window punch


Getting ready for winter...

I know, I hate to admit it as much as you do, but summer is quickly slipping away... I start my teacher week at school tomorrow and then the kiddos come. Maybe you are getting ready to send yours off or are just ready to be rid of hot weather, but we can't deny that it is almost here! I made this set for a hostess gift to get the holiday spirit started. The candle was super easy (check earlier post for link to instructions) and I cased a card with retired colors that my upline made last year. Hopefully I did her justice:)

Stamps: Perfect Presentation hostess set, Snow Flurries
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: circle punches, bayou double-stitched ribbon, 1/8" hole punch, dazzling diamonds glitter


Hostess Tag

I got this idea from convention and just now got around to doing it! It is a tag for my hostesses to wear during the workshop, just to make them feel somewhat special! I think it is a cute idea, and it came out pretty well. Used a square coaster as the base and embossed the letters in white.

Stamps: Pick a petal, Short order alpha
Ink: craft white, groovy guava, soft sky
Paper: certainly celery prints dsp, certainly celery, whisper white
Accessories: scallop circle punch, white embossing powder, heat tool, glue stick, dimensionals, pin back


Simply Scrappin' Paper Bag Album

This was a paper bag album that I made for a mother/daughter class that we had on Friday. It was a great group and a lot of fun!! I made the album from the Home Again Simply Scrappin' Kit. This album used maybe 1/4 of the kit. The only stamps I used were for the title on the cover. I have made tons of these paper bag books, but I still love them!

stamps: rough edges alphabet
paper: home again simply scrappin kit
ink: basic brown
accessories: old olive 5/8" grosgrain, white and chocolate tafetta ribbon, white grosgrain


Filmstrip Zoofari

Well, we are back from our trek around the southeast. We had a great time but are very glad to be back!! This is a card we did at a workshop last night! Lots of fun, I can't get enough of those little guys! Hopefully you have seen the new Holiday Mini... SO stinkin cute... I just got my DIE CUT STAMPS... be excited! Email me if you are interested in doing a workshop in Sept!
Stamps: Polka dots and Paisley, zoofari, holiday blitz
ink: basic grey, blue bayou, wild wasabi
paper: basic grey, blue bayou, wild wasabi, whisper white
accessories: spiral punch (to make the filmstrip look), 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches, stapler, blue bayou double stitched ribbon, dimensionals, blender pens



My hubby and I are off for a week to travel around the southeast with friends! I will be enjoying a week without SU (sad, I know, but I need it!) and blogging. As a parting gift, here is a page I made to do for a friend's workshop the night we get back! Stay cool:)

Stamps: Fast and Fun Notes, Fast Flowers wheel
Ink: basic black, old olive, so saffron, blue bayou
paper: fall flowers dsp, so saffron, confetti white, blue bayou
accessories: white taffeta ribbon, blender pen, dimensionals


Groovy Birthday Wishes

Okay! So after getting back from Convention, I have decided that I need to get better about being creative!! I have so many fabulous ideas around me that I don't let myself have fun experimenting. So today, when I sat down to make a birthday card for my mom, when I normally would have gone to splitcoast or my stash of swaps, I used my OWN brain. (and NO ribbon!) What a novel idea:) I used some scraps from my prayer journal class, a new adorable stamp set, and YAY I love the card I came up with! Now let's hope my mom does too:)

Stamps: Fast and Fun Notes
Ink: Basic Brown, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Paper: Kraft, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Fall Flowers DSP
Accessories: blender pen, dimensionals


Retired Rubber (and some paper) sale

Okay, here is the list of what I have left. If you would like a pic of one of the stamp sets, I can email it to you ! Message me if you are interested. If local, we can arrange to meet up. If not, I can add shipping and send it to you!

Alphabet Soup (4) $8

God Bless America (1) $6 (2 available)

Corners Mini (4) $6

Tiny Teapots (4) $6

Blooming with Happiness (6) $10

Happy Harmony (6) $10

Go Team (8) $10

Secret Sister (10) $10

Tags so Much (6) $10

Warmest Regards (6) $10

Reason to Smile (3) $8

Gently Falling (4) $8

Paris in the Spring (7) $12

Riveting (8) $12

Occasionally (8) $12

Shore Thing (8) $12

A is for Adorable (8) $12

Love It (6) $12

Big Blossom (1) $8

By Definition (1) $8

Lots of Hearts Jumbo wheel $3

Dots and Daisies wheel $3

Also for sale:

Mini-notebooks $2.50 each (pic at top of post)

**NEW** Spool Taupe grograin $3, Spool Rose grosgrain $3

baggie of copper and silver diamond brads $1 each

old corner rounder $3

Old In-colors leftover cardstock $4

almost full packs of Sarah and Spring Showers DSP $4.50

Friends and Flowers ss kit with 6 almost full sticker sheets and 2 sheets of blue flower dsp $3

half full packs of Dots and Dashes and Spring Flowers DSP $2


I'm Baaaack!!!

SO!! I am back from Convention... got back @ 2am Monday (was supposed to be 10:30 pm Sunday!) I am still working on getting back my sleep and organizing my life. Only to leave on Wednesday for vacation!! Eek:) But we had a FABULOUS time in Denver, check out the boards/swaps and people pics on the slide shows on the right side of the blog. Robin won #1 Rising Star which was AMAZING, she rocks, and #72 Demo of the Year!! So so cool. A girl can dream right? haha.
Anyways, finally made something--I am doing a prayer journal class for a non-SU friend on Sunday and finally got one made. A few retired things used since they are not SU customers. Used the cute little $1.82 "hot cocoa" notebooks from Walmart. Yay for new toys: Fall Flowers DSP and Chocolate Taffeta ribbon. Used some of Robin's retired sets with bible verses and used the round tab punch to make 5 sections--family, friends, church, community, and world. Turned out pretty cute!
Stamps: Headline Alpha, Short Order Alpha, Pick a Petal, retired verse sets
Ink: River Rock, Old Olive
Paper: Soft Sky, River Rock, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DSP
Accessories: Chocolate taffeta, taupe grosgrain (Retired), Mellow moss grosgrain, round tab punch, dimensionals, notebooks from Walmart


Off to Convention!

I will have TONS of ideas/pics to share when I get back Monday! Continue enjoying your summer... keep an eye out next week!


double line doodles "SPARKLE"

This is the inside of a scrapbook card showing my sister very delighted with her new ear-bling:) The cover pic shows her mid-piercing and my husband suggested that maybe she wouldn't appreciate it being on my blog:) Of course, he is probably right. This will be the make-and-take at my mom's workshop on Friday. After I figured it out, it was pretty easy to make! Faux-stitching using the paper pierced and white gel pen in the corner!


Stamps: double-line doodles, warm words
Ink: close to cocoa, wild wasabi, groovy guava
Paper: very vanilla, wild wasabi, groovy guava, so saffron
Accessories: saffron marker, paper piercer/mat pack, white gel pen


Happy Rhino!!

I LOVE this rhino, this Soft Sky designer series paper, the Blue Bayou, the rhinestone.... :) I think I still want to play with this card a bit but I like the basics of it. A little tweaking to be done before I create my swaps, lol. Super easy though!!

Stamps: Zoofari, Polka-dots and Paisley
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Blender Pens, Ice circle rhinestone brads


Petal Polka Dots!!

Someone on splitcoast had the great idea of using Pick a Petal, but not actually using the petal stamps! Love these polka dots:) And I didn't think I would like these colors together, but I do! Made the card first and then turned it into a 6x6 scrapbook page for camp this weekend. I think I may make some of the 6x6 to swap with as well. The card will def be a swap, so cute!!


Stamps: Pick a Petal, Hugs and Wishes, Warm Words
Ink: Groovy Guava, River Rock, Blush Blossom
Paper: Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava, River Rock
Accessories: vanilla grosgrain, bone folder


Zoofari candle

This will be one of the projects we are making this weekend at my mini-stamp camp! I couldn't believe how easy it is to stamp on candles! Check out the instructions for how to do this from splitcoast's resource area:
I used Zoofari and my markers to make this! How FUN!! Love it:) Check out my SU! website to email or call if you want to join us Sat!

Stamps: Zoofari
Ink: Markers: green galore, so saffron, ballet blue, basic black
Paper: none
Accessories: tissue paper, wax paper, heat tool


Got this idea from splitcoast... so easy and cute! I have loved the celery and black cards I have been seeing recently, so I decided to try it with Pick a Petal (even though flowers aren't usually green). I think it turned out pretty cute. I love how quick this card was--directly stamped the petals and sentiment onto the whisper white , layered on black, punched out the middle with 1 1/4" circle punch, and added some brads!! I think this will be a great swap to make!! :)

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, soft and regal brads, 1/16" punch


Baroque Kindness

Okay... so this is REALLY not my style. But I do like this set, and this card turned out really well! I got the layout from someone on splitcoaststampers.com. I think this will be one of my swap cards for Denver.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Mellow Moss ribbon, tab punch


Zoofari Fun

Made this card last night for two little friends' birthday party... It was the first time I used Zoofari, Hugs and Wishes, Groovy Guava, and Blue Bayou!! Not terribly pleased with it (they are kind of floating... I didn't have time to mask), but it is definitely a fun set! I know one of my swaps for Convention will be with this one. AND I got Pick a Petal and Baroque Motifs yesterday! Maybe I will find some time to play this weekend! Hope you do too:) Stamp happy!

Stamps: Zoofari, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown, Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou
Accessories: sponge, dimensionals


Denver or bust!

My current project is starting on my swaps for Convention at the end of the month! I have signed up for a "stamp camp" swap, where I am in a group with 19 other people and each of us are making 20 projects to trade with each other. I hope to get some great ideas out of it! I am using Perfect Presentation and two of the In Colors: Wild Wasabi (love saying this name!!) and Purely Pomegranate. The end result will be a coffee filter album! Should be cute... I'll post the final project when I finish:) Love those rhinestone brads!


Getting ready for the new catty!

If you haven't seen it yet, it is awesome. Call me if you want one. These were made for a workshop I have on Saturday as booking gifts. I made them using the All About Gratitude jumbo wheel and All About Occasions stamp set. They come together with another wheel as a level 3 hostess set. I embossed the wheel using clear embossing powder on rose red cardstock and then stamped the flower in black on a piece of Rose Red Prints DSP. I punched out the flower with a circle punch and then added some black grosgrain and black gingham ribbon behind it!