Monday, March 30, 2009

Very Pretty Anniversary Card

I LOVE how this card turned out!! I made this for my parents' anniversary. The Red & White is so my thing... usually it's blue & white with me but I'm really into this one too.
To make the castle part, I stamped in vellum with StazOn black ink. Next I painted the back of the image with white acrylic paint. Finally, I used a blender pen & Riding Hood Red ink pad to color the red bits on the front of the vellum.


Riding Hood Red, Whipser White, Vellum - paper; Black StazOn, Riding Hood Red - ink; Bella Toile, Wonderful Words I, Provencal (hostess) - stamp sets; Organza Ribbon, white half pearls (Pretties Kit), white acrylic paint, blender pen - accessories;

Sunday, March 29, 2009

April's Kit VIdeo

And it's time for another fabulous video featuring the April 2009 kit from Created with Paper ( The kit doesn't come out until Wednesday but I'll let you have a sneek peak!
Here are the still shots of the final layout.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I've been Tagged!

Today I was tagged by my artistic friend Tammy to take part in a fun little blog tag.
Here is the instructions:
1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
2. Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.
3. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.
4. Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a commenton their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.
So I went into My Pictures and chose the 6th folder and the sixth photo . . . . . .and here it is.
My boys climbing a tree at Marina Park last September. They totally love that park & it's close enough to our house to walk. I have a whole group of great photos of them at the park. These photos will be part of my new video featuring April's "Fawnd of You" kit from

And now to tag 6 others... I tag:

Cindy Major

Brenda Weaver

Tara Kieninger

Chris Twing

Jacqueline Bayliff

Jamie Sears

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss

It seems Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss were a favorite color combo one evening :) Here's some samples in blue & green.

This first card was CASE'd from I changed the patterned paper & the colors.


Bella Rose DSP, Urban Garden DSP, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Whisper White - paper; Basic Grey, Baja Breeze - ink; Puns from the Past - stamp set; corner rounder, clear buttons, Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, piercing template, cyrstal effects, white crochet cotton - accessories;

The fall/winter 2008 catalogue had these cute cookie wrapers in the hostess section. When I got my new Sale-a-bration Yummy set, I thought it would be perfect. Here's my version of the cookie wrapper.


Baja Breeze Patterns DSP, Whipser White, parchment baking paper - paper; Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy - ink; Yummy - stamp set; corner rounder, scallop edge punch, Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon - accessories;

Unfortunately this next card is blurry & I'm too busy (read lazy) to take another picture of it :) It's a really quick card that showcases heat embossing. I think it's very simple & pretty.


Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White - paper; Not Quite Navy, Versa Mark - ink; Upsy Daisy, Close as a Memory - stamp sets; White embossing powder - accessories;

And last but not least my Botanical Blooms card. This one was copied right from the Sale-a-bration mini catalogue. It's not actually Kiwi & Baja, it's Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery. Still pretty, I think.


Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White - paper; Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Old Olive - ink; Botanical Blooms - stamp set; Pretties Kit, Chateau Bella Rub Ons, scallop edge punch, paper piercing template, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon - accessories;

Monday, March 2, 2009

Easter Treats

There was a Splitcoaststampers challenge using these round top boxes and I loved all the samples I was seeing! I decided to download the pattern and use the box for my last party.
I love how it turned out :) It was really quick & easy.


Certainly Celery, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB), Very Vanilla - paper; Bashful Blue - ink; Yummy (SAB) - stamp set; Vanilla hodgepodge hardware, 3/4" circle punch, circle cutter - accessories;

Here's a link to the pattern. I just printed this .pdf onto my card stock by replacing my regular paper with Certainly Celery in the printer tray and then cut it out. Click on the attached file "Round Top Box.pdf"

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another quick post

Just in case anyone has been missing out... My Stampin' Up! site is:

Check it out! There's project instuctions and videos as well as a gallery. Also, there's currently a great promotion that gives you a FREE CATALOGUE if you place an online order. See site for more details!