Hot Cocoa Gift Baggie

You can use this idea to put anything in -- candy, cookies, gift cards, make up, toy cars, etc.  This is the medium sized bag--the large bag is 6x8"!  I used the Frosty Day paper with the mittens on it since I was using my bag for hot cocoa... love that paper!  I wanted to make sure I made myself use it:)  But it was very easy and quick to put together!  To attach my topper to the bag, I sealed the baggie with scotch tape so I didn't loose any of my cocoa, then I put two strips of Sticky Strip on the inside edges of the topper, one on each bottom edge.  That holds it on great!   Happy budget-friendly gifting!  :)

Stamps: Punch Pals
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Paper: Frosty Day DSP, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Medium Cello Baggies, Sticky Strip, Fire Rhinestone Brads, 1/8" hole punch, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Bashful Blue Striped grosgrain ribbon, bone folder, Stampin' Dimensionals


Candle Gift Idea

Not sure what to make for your family and friends on a budget?  Make a candle!!  It is quick and easy and you only need a few supplies!  Here is a link to better directions than I could ever give you:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/stamping_on_candles/ However you can color in your images with stampin write markers, blender pens and ink pads, whatever you like!  I got these candles at the $1 store.

Stamps:  Doodle This
Ink:  Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Pirouette Pink, Baja Breeze
Paper:  tissue paper, wax paper
Accessories:  Blender Pens, Heat Tool,  1" Double Stitched Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon


Simply Scrappin' Christmas Cards!

At my last workshop, I showed how to use one Simply Scrappin' Kit (I Wish) to make all your Christmas cards this year!  It is my super simple, go-to product for cards, scrapbooks, you name it!  Love the Scrappin' Kits!  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying getting ready for Christmas.  "The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His Presence."

Stamps:  NONE
Paper:  Simply Scrappin' Kit: I Wish, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  1 1/4" punch, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, small open end envelopes-white


Happy Anniversary friends!

My hubby and I celebrated our 3rd back at the beginning of October (I know I know... we are "babies" but it feels like forever... 3 wonderful year with such a humble, loving man!... so blessed!)  I actually made this card for a co-worker and friend who are having an anniversary this week.  

This card is a case of my wonderful friend and upline, Robin.  I'm sure this is on her blog somewhere.... www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com.  I changed the colors, sentiment... little stuff.  Such a elegant and easy card... love it!

stamps: together forever, baroque motifs
ink: rose red, always artichoke, brocade blue, chocolate chip
paper: chocolate chip, very vanilla
accessories: ice round rhinestone brads, hole punch, dimensionals


Christmas Tags

So here is that post I promised... oh at the end of September?!  Sorry!!  Life is busy as you know, and I haven't made anything new or fun since then!  I found this idea on splitcoast--you know when you can picture it in your head, but just need someone to put it on paper for you?  :)  There was only one tag pouch like this on splitcoast, but that's all I needed!  She even had the measurements for me!  Thanks!!  :)  here is the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1001953?si=tag%20pouch

So hopefully I'll get a chance to stamp again soon.  Until then, check out Trinity Design Stampers (on my side bar) or some of those other blogs that those wonderful ladies update much more than me, but check back later!!  

Also if you are interested, I have stamps for sale.  Email me or reply to this post if interested!  


Stamps:  Fundamental Phrases, Say it with Scallops, Holiday Blitz, Season of Joy
Ink:  Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Eggplant Envy, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green
Paper:  Bella Rose DSP, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red, Going Gray, Baja Breeze cardstock
Accessories:  Medium cello bags, Scallop edge punch, Alpine felt ribbon, Black gingham ribbon, Silver Cord, white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 1/8" hole punch, circle punches (1 1/4, 1 3/8), scallop square punch, tag punches


Adorable 3D Pumpkin

Isn't this little pumpkin just too cute?!  I got the directions/ideas straight from the SU! demonstrator website!  How good they are to us... :)  I changed the stamps since I didn't have what they used, but I think I like how it came out.  First try:)  There are a few things I want to play with (measurements, the tag, etc) If you want to know how to do it, let me know and I'll show you how!  He would be a perfect centerpiece for Thanksgiving day!  Or even a place card at each setting!  

Anyway, have a wonderful weekend with this cool weather... try to stay out of the rain!  I am working on a project this weekend that I'll post next week!  Love, Lauren

Stamps:  Pick a Petal (leaves), Whimsey Jumbo Wheel (pumpkin), Say it with Scallops (tag)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Old Olive
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Crop-o-dile, Linen Thread, Square Scallop punch


Back again...

Hi friends:)  Sorry it has been so long.  Things turned out to take longer in the hospital for Granny and she passed away last week.  So I have not been on!  I also started a new job on Monday, which is going wonderfully, praise God!  What good timing he has and how wonderful his plan!  I've been looking for a job all summer, but He knows what is good for me:)

I wanted to leave you with a project I did this week.  I have one more that I'll put up later this week too!  Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL fall weather!!  :)


Stamps:  All Holidays ("halloween"), Holiday Blitz
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Basic Black markers, Basic Black pad
Paper:  Lovely Lilac, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black 12x12
Accessories:  Black 3/8" grosgrain ribbon, black gingham ribbon


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~Granny had surgery yesterday and is doing great.  Hopefully she will be  home soon!  Be back next week:)


Rustic Christmas

So I've been trying to come up with a card for a meeting this weekend... not sure if I like this one... thoughts or comments?  Please reply!  :)

Sorry things haven't been consistent lately... Granny had to go to the hospital Sunday night.  Everything looks like it will be okay, but haven't been home much to stamp!


Stamps:  Season of Joy, Best Yet hostess set
Ink:  Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
Accessories:  tag punches, linen thread, sponge, bone folder, 1/16" hole punch


Fresh "Hi"

A fun color combo (taken straight from the Fall/Winter IB&C... page 111) that actually started out as inspiration from a a pink engagement card... don't ask:)  It may be a stamp camp card or workshop card!!  :)  Lauren

ps--on a personal note... my hubby has 2 job interviews tomorrow... please pray that they go well!!  thanks:)

Stamps:  Say it with Scallops, Polka Dot background
Ink:  Certainly Celery
Paper:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze cardstock
Accessories:  square scallop punch, dimensionals, Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon


10 minute Prom Scrapbook page

SO!  This was a blast from the past!  I have been sorting through the basement and have had my old scrapbook stuff in front of the couch to be sorted through and something to be done with it for oh... 2 weeks now?  hmm  so Monday night after our picnic, I was motivated!  yay!  I found my high school scrapbook and had ONE page that wasn't done!!  WEll... i couldn't put that up on the shelf undone!  So i decided that i could do a super fast page.  And i Did!  it was very exciting and quick!  it literally took 10 minutes from sitting down, picking out colors, stamps, doing it and journaling, and cleaning up!  So... go find an unfinished project and FINISH it... quick!  :)  Happy Baaaack to schooooollll!!!!!!  :) Lauren

Stamps:  ABC lower alpha, Garden Whimsy, Whimsy Jumbo Wheel
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Paper:  Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  Basic Black journaler


Elegant Invite

This is a mock-up for an invitation I am making for my husband's granny's 90th birthday party!  It was a lot of fun to make and it is small and flat--great for not costing extra postage!!  Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your family!  :)  Lauren

Stamps:  Baroque Motifs, Together Forever
Ink:  Pacific Point, Bashful Blue
Paper:  Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories:  Bashful Blue 3/8" grosgrain ribbon, 1/8" hole punch, sponge


Sparkle Coupon

Hello!!  Sorry this week has been a bit sporadic... we are house and dog sitting for some friends and I haven't had my computer for much of the week!  So this may be the last until next week, but we will see!!  :)  I made this for a friend who does Mary Kay and wanted an idea for how to use stamps to make coupons for her customers... but it would be a cute gift for a little girl, friend, mom... etc.  Have a great week!!  ~Lauren:)

Stamps:  From the Kitchen of, Tart and Tangy, Warm Words
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, markers
Paper:  Summer Picnic DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  glitter, circle punches, black gingham ribbon


Fall Fruity Fun

I haven't had much time to have fun with stamps in a while!  So last night I had a few minutes to play... I wanted to make a fall card with the fruity set.... so I did!  :)  Have a great weekend!  Lauren

Stamps:  Tart and Tangy, All Holidays, Linen background
Ink:  Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive
Paper:  Ruby Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  1 1/4" square punch, dimensionals, Linen Thread, Cutter Kit


Inside to Paper Bag album

I was asked for the inside of the album I had posted a while ago (the mother-daughter one).  So here is the inside and the tags that go in the pockets of the bags!  It is so easy, if you want directions message me.  I have them on the computer:)  Have a great day!  Lauren

ps--jury dury was super fun... i was selected but then let go!  oh darn:)


Birthday Calendar

I made this for Stuart last Christmas.  He also got a Macbook for Christmas, so he now really doesn't need this since he has all the dates on iCal  :)  Oh well.  He still liked it!  I made the calendar part on the computer and used coasters for each page.  I used my crop-o-dile to punch the holes for the hanger and to hold it all together.  It was pretty easy actually!  I have the file if anyone wants it!  Just comment and I'll email it to you!

ps--I have jury duty starting tomorrow.  Hopefully it is only tomorrow, but I probably won't have time to post until that joyful event is over!!  Until then, have fun stamping!  Lauren:)

Ink:  Basic Brown marker
Paper:  Home Again Simply Scrappin' Kit, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  crop-o-dile, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, corner rounder, glue stick, bone folder


Americana Soldier

This was cased from the awesome swap I'm in as well.  I believe it was Lisa Somerville.  She's pretty awesome, don't you think?  It's a striking card, but very simple!  Enjoy!  Happy Monday, Lauren:)

Stamps:  Free & the Brave
Ink:  Blue Bayou, River Rock, Real Red
Paper:  Western Sky DSP, Blue Bayou, Real Red, River Rock, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  dimensionals


Pretty in Purple (... and black!)

I was given a similar card in this wonderful swap that I do through my friend and upline Robin--it is the only swap I really do!!  However, it's accent color was red and I didn't have any red bling brads!  So I changed to a color I did have... purple.  I am usually NOT a purple fan.  Very hard for me to do purple, I just don't like it.  I like it even less than pink.  Just not my colors!!  But I use them more on cards than I wear them!!  But it turned out beautiful!!  I also had to change the background (she had used Pretty Petals, the matching background) because I couldn't find it to borrow!  I already had to borrow the set from a sweet friend who had just gotten it.  I told her I would cut it for her if I could use it!!  Thanks Debbie!!  ~Lauren:)

Stamps:  Pretty Amazing
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence
Accessories:  Ice Circle Brads, Stampin; Dimesionals, Paper Snips


Love you a Latte!

A very winter-y card... that time of year is creeping up on us!!  I know, I don't want it to come either, but I am trying to learn to embrace each season, even though the one we are in is my favorite--so easy to be joyful when the weather is beautiful outside!!  :)  Lauren

Stamps:  Pun Fun, Linen background
Ink:  Basic Brown, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Paper:  Berry Bliss DSP, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa cardstock
Accessories:  Soft Subtles brads, blender pens, ticket punch, sponges, 1/16" hole punch


"friends" 6x6

The next few posts will be from a stamp camp I did at the beginning of the year until I finish my wedding album and can do some more creating!!  :)  I'll post a few pics when I finish (3 years in the making and I just have some details to finish!!)

Stamps:  All in the Family, abc Lower alphabet
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Paper:  Bashful Blue Prints DSP, So Saffron, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  sponge, blender pens, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon


Happy Birthday, Mom!

So... I finally finished my mom's birthday present, only a week late!!  Sorry!!  The idea was there but took a while to come to fruition!!  :)  I really like how it turned out!  I usually don't write this much, because I don't like reading a lot of stuff on blogs.  So if you don't want to read the how, just scroll to the bottom for the supplies!!  :)

The inside was pretty easy, the pics are 3x3 each.  However... putting the brads in was a pain because I put them JUST far enough in that my hand-held hole punch would reach.  So I had to try the crop-o-dile (which mutilated the ribbon... why I switched from the brads on the left to the right!!) and then finally used the crafter's tool kit and the hole punch and hammer in there.  I still wouldn't pick doing it that way because it wrinkled the ribbon and I had to straighten it back out when I was done!!

The frame took the longest.  Probably because I'm me and I can't do anything creative the easy way:)  That's why I like to case things!!  I got it for $4 at AC Moore, which was great for an 8x10 frame I thought.  It was just a maple looking wood frame.  First I sanded it down, then I put on 4 coats of paint.  I used a hodge podge mix of acrylic paints that I had hiding in the basement:)  The first coat was a Ruby Red color, then a Close to Cocoa like color, then a Groovy Guava-ish shade, and finally a Very Vanilla on top!  After all that I sanded down the frame to "shabby chic" it.  I dyed the pretties flowers using a River Rock and Groovy Guava reinker in an old stamp container.  I let them dry overnight, but still had to wipe off extra ink.  I think there is a better way to do it out there, but I couldn't find it and got sick of looking!!  I used a bunch of glue dots to get the flowers to stay.  


Ink:  Ruby Red (edges of scripture), Groovy Guava and River Rock reinker (for flowers)
Paper:  Ginger Blossom DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock (scripture)
Accessories:  Cutter Kit, River Rock and Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon, Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Pretties, Crafter's Tool Kit, Earth Elements brads, glue dots, frame from AC Moore 8x10, sand paper, acrylic paint


Cute Hippo

I still love this card... even though half of it isn't available anymore!!  I made this card earlier this year for the swap that I do.  It turned out pretty well (at the last minute of course!)... Have a great Wednesday:)  Lauren

Stamps:  Pun Fun
Ink:  Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Cutie Pie DSP, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  blender pens, dimensionals, Wild Wasabi stitched grosgrain ribbon, Soft Subtles brads, 1/16" hole punch


A Birthday Well Spent

This was a super quick and fun card that I used a lot last year in my business as well as for personal use.  I actually came up with it while making a card for my little cousin's birthday.  I just made it match the paper I was using to wrap her gift!!  How funny is it that THIS card ended up on the display boards at convention says my wonderful upline Robin!!  She says she took a picture of it up there for me:)  Just goes to show how something simple is all you need!!  

Stamps:  Time Well Spent (hostess), Birthday Hugs and Wishes
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence cardstock
Accessories:  Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Bold Brights markers


Block Gifts

These were last year's Christmas presents!  I took wood blocks (my friend so nicely cut them for me!)  Spray painted a primer on them, and painted them.  Then I took my big square punch and punched out patterned paper for each side of each block.  Then I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to each side of the blocks.  Finally, I used my alphabet stamps and stamped out messages and used my smaller square punch to punch those out and adhered them with Mod Podge as well!  I used matte finish Mod Podge, and I would also sand the bottom of each block when you are done so they don't stick:)  Very cost efficient presents, I would recommend doing it!


Stamps:  Big Deal Alphabet, Best Friends lower Alphabet, Short Order Alphabet
Ink:  lots!
Paper:  designer series paper and Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  wood blocks, acrylic paint, Mod Podge matte, square punches, sandpaper


Mother/Daughter paper bag scrapbook

This was a scrapbook I made for some customers who wanted to do a mother/daughter class.  I think it turned out pretty cute... everything in it is old, except for the ideas!!  The flower on the front comes from a stamp set that is actually just now retiring, one of my favorite sets!!  Email me if you want to see the inside!  Enjoy your day with family!!  :) Lauren

Stamps:  Be Happy, Spot on Wheel
Ink:  Only Orange, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Only Orange
Accessories:  Tag punch, Circle punch, orange, green, yellow grosgrain ribbon


Coaster Frame

This was a project from a stamp camp earlier this year.  Super fun and easy!  The base is 2 coasters.  I cut the Cutie Pie paper (retiring!!) and rounded the corners to make it the same size as the coasters, then used a glue stick to cover and attach the paper.  Use a bone folder to smooth the paper onto the coaster.  I used the Cropodile to punch the holes (both coasters at once) and then decorated!!  Fun:)  Have a great weekend... Lauren!

Stamps:  Wonderful Favorites
Ink:  Rose Red
Paper:  Cutie Pie DSP
Accessories:  Cropodile, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Build a Flower Accents & Elements, silver brads, coasters, glue stick, corner rounder


Hip-hippo-ray, you graduated! :)

I made these cards for some of my bible study girls that graduated this year in their school colors.  I cased the original idea from splitcoast, of course, but changed it, of course!  :)  Have a great weekend!!  :)  Lauren

Stamps:  Pun Fun
Ink:  Silver Encore, Basic Black, Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy, Basic Black, Going Grey, Whisper White
Accessories:  Spot On Jumbo Wheel, dimensionals


Final stamp camp card!

This card turned out pretty well thanks to splitcoast!  I changed a few things, but mostly cased it from the gallery for this stamp set.  I loved how pretty the silver embossing looked with these colors!  Hope you enjoy... see you Sat!


Stamps:  Dreams du Jour
Ink:  VersaMark, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Piroutte, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Bella Rose DSP, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Silver embossing powder, powder pal, heat tool, blender pens, ticket corner punch, Pink Taffeta ribbon


Lots of News to come!!!

Here is the cover to the new catalog!!  (Sorry it's not very good, I'll fix that later:)  Your are going to love all the new stamps, paper, ribbon, and more!!  

Stampin' Up! is doing TONS of wonderful specials starting soon!!  Be on the look out for great deals for customers, hostesses, and AWESOME recruiting specials.  If you have ever thought about being a demo... now may be the time!  I'll keep you posted:)



Back to School is coming!!

I found the start to this cute back to school idea on splitcoast, but I can never leave things totally alone:)  I really like how it came out.  And by the way.... my husband thought the "welcome" on the card was strange, but I thought it was kind of like "welcome back"... I don't know.  You can change the sentament when you make it on Saturday at stamp camp....

When you get your new CATALOG!!!  I have them!!!  Just delivered by my hubby from the UPS truck:)  Yay... I wanted to post first so I got it done, otherwise it wouldn't happen!!  Can't wait to see you Saturday so you can see YOUR catty!!!

Stamps:  Warm Words, Give Thanks
Ink:  Basic Black, More Mustard, Real Red, Basic Gray
Paper:  Basic Black, More Mustard, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  Scallop Edge punch, Spiral punch, Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon, sponge, blender pens


I'll have a Blue Christmas...

... without this stamp set!!  haha Sorry, that was bad.  Snowfall is one of the sets retiring, and it is such a great set!!  When I made this card, the Blue Bayou DSP was still around, but now it is gone.  There are other prints colors available though:)  If you are coming to my stamp camp on Saturday, this is one of the cards you will be making!  I cased part of this card from one I found on Splitcoast by Aly Schilling.  The snowflake looks like that by using a technique called rock and roll.  You will learn Saturday... email me by Wed to rsvp, hostesses come free!!  Enjoy!

Stamps:  Snowfall
Ink:  River Rock, Blue Bayou
Paper:  Blue Bayou Prints DSP, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip cardstock
Accessories:  Ice Rhinestone Circle brads, Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, River Rock Double-Stitched ribbon


6x6 Fall page

I think I did this page at workshops last year, but now the set is retiring!!  I used the More Mustard pad direct to paper to get the suede-ish effect on the right side.

Stamps:  Give Thanks
Ink:  More Mustard, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Brown
Paper:  Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Linen Thread, sponge, Blender Pens


Happiness Day Planner


calendar page

pocket page

notes page

Stamps:  Calendar, Rough Edges Mini-Alpha, Big Deal Alphabet, Calendar Cues
Ink:  Groovy Guava, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate
Paper:  Happy Me Hostess Simply Scrappin' Bundle
Accessories:  Tab punch, Mellow Moss 3/8" grosgrain ribbon, Art journal


Goodbye Kiss!

I LOVE this set... but it is leaving:(  So sad.  I only got to use it once!!  This card was super fun, easy and SIMPLE!!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!!  :)

Stamps:  Sealed with a Kiss, Polka Dot
Ink:  Basic Gray, Real Red Marker
Paper:  Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon


Fruity Fun!

Too bad this set is gone... maybe it will be in the new big book!  :)  I cased this from a blog or Splitcoast stampers... it has been a long time so I don't remember who I got it from though, sorry!!  Happy Wednesday!

Stamps:  Dare to be Darling, Tart & Tangy
Ink:  Real Red and Old Olive markers, Old Olive pad
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock, Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories:  Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon, scallop , 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches


Gone for the weekend


I am leaving for a wedding this weekend and I am guessing I will not have any internet access!  If you need to place an order, give me a call and I will see if I can find a computer somewhere!  The post below (2 down) is the current list as of 11:40 am on Friday.  I'll be back Sunday afternoon to catch up on orders and the current list!  Have a great weekend:)


ps--something fun...

Stamps:  Baroque Motifs, She's All That (Summer mini, retired)
Ink:  Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, sponge, Pretties Kit, dimensionals


Something fun:)

A birthday card that I cased from Stamper's Showcase...  I love this set!!  It is so fun to use and easy!  Yay for ANYTHING easy:)  

Stamps:  Big Birthday Candle
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Spring Break DSP(retiring), Old Olive CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Soft Sky CS
Accessories:  Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, dimensionals

CS-card stock
DSP-designer series paper


Road Trip Progressive Page

I have been using this as a demo for a while now, so it seems boring to me... but hopefully you'll like it!  

Stamps:  Tart and Tangy, Full of Life, ABC Lower, Big Deal Alphabet
Paper:  Groovy Guava Textured, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Cutter Kit, 5/8" Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, stapler, circle punches, dimensionals


Happy Spring Break!

Happy Spring everyone!  I hope you are having some time to relax and enjoy some warmer weather!  This card was a quickie--I took my Christmas card and just changed the stamp set!  :)  Shh don't tell!  Enjoy:)

Stamps:  Garden Whimsy, Whimsy wheel, Fundamental Phrases
Paper:  River Rock, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blue Bayou Textured 
Ink:  River Rock, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Soft Sky DS ribbon, corner rounder, sponge


Time for Babies

My good friend Mary is due in June!  I did a workshop for her the other week and this card came out of it.  I have no idea where the idea came from--I may have found some sort of inspiration somewhere... I truly don't remember.   I want to say I came up with it:)  Anyway, it turned out super cute and easy!  I love that you can change the girl to wedding or birthday without the colors needing to change!  

Stamps:  She's All That, Polka Dot
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  circle punches, 5/8" Ivory grosgrain, cutter kit, dimensionals


Happy Late Valentine's Day

This is a card I made with a new stamping friend with all her new cool stuff!!  It's a little bit fuzzy because I took it with my camera phone.  

stamps:  Happy Heart Day
ink:  basic black, garden green, real red
paper:  real red, whisper white, blue bayou
accessories:  read red eyelets, crafter's tool kit, dimensionals


Retired Sale

Email me and let me know if you are interested in any of the sets!  I can send you a picture of any you would like to see:)

Occasionally $12

All About Occasions $6

Tiny Teapots $6

Reasons to Smile, partially unmounted 48

A is for Adorable $12

Big Blossom $8

Love It $12

By Definition $8

Little Layers $12

Party Punch, unmounted $10

Secret Sister $10

Wheel—Dots and Daisies $3


A Belated Happy New Year!!

I pray that your had a blessed Christmas and are starting 2008 with a positive outlook on life! I know I am trying to do the same:) I am going to post a few pictures of projects I have been working on the past few months--
hopefully it won't be that long until I am back on here again! :)