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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Playing with Colors 46

Good evening stampers!

I am so sorry that I am posting so late today, but its the end of Sale-A-Bration and I'm trying to get everyones orders in.  This is my playing with colors day.. Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and Perfect Plum.  I've been wanting to make a card with this stamp set for the longest time.  I found the perfect one...I hope you like it!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers and Afterthoughts
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, Lattice EF, Ornament Punch
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Thanks for stopping by!!

Have a great evening of stamping!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Springtime Smiles Magnified

Good Morning Stampers!

Today's post is like looking through a magnifying glass.  I used this technique at the party I had this past weekend.   I used the Beveled Windowpane as the magnifying glass, as it magnifies it allows the color to come through.  This was a lot of fun to make...I hope you like it as much as I do.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Easter Blossoms
Ink:  Early Espresso and Baja Breeze
Paper:Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, and Elegant Soiree DSP
Tools: Spritzer Tool, Early Espresso Marker, Corner Rounder Punch, Oval Punch, and Scallop Oval Punch
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Beveled Windowpane, Basic Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hope you have a wonderful day of stamping!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Easter Blossoms Basket

Good morning stampers!

Hope ya'll had a great weekend!! I must say that I did.  Me and the family went down to Albuquerque for a Stampin' Up party that I put on, hosted by my wonderful friend Mari Adkins.  The theme was geared toward a mother/daughter party.  I will be posting photos of the projects that we did later this stay tuned!  We had several people show up and had an awesome time.  Mari and her family was brave enough to invite us to stay the night, which we did. Then, Mari's daughter and son offered to baby sit the boys so, us parents, could go to dinner.  We did as such and had a great time!  Bo and I haven't gone to dinner as a couple since our oldest was born, 4 years ago.  So we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you so much Adkins Family!!! Today's post was given as a door prize at the party, in which the one who received it, loved it!  I hope you like it too!

Project Recipe:
Stamp set: Easter Blossoms
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist
Tools: Big Shot, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Handheld Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, GlimmerBrads,

Have a great day of stampin'!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Beautiful Life Flower Art

Good Morning everyone,

Today's card was inspired by a swap I received from my demonstrator swap.  I apologize but I'm not too sure who it was and now I can't find the sample.  The flowers were made from the 5 petal punch with the centers cut out.  Once I cut the centers out I then spritzed it with water and scrunched it up into the shape of the flower.  Once I did that I spritzed it again with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, that's why you see a little shimmer on the flower.  Hope you enjoyed it!

Project Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms, Beautiful Life (retired)

Ink:  Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

Paper: Marina Mist, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Rose Red DSP (retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Lattice EF, Scalloped Oval Punch, 1 3/4 X 7/8 Oval Punch

Accessories: Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Jewels, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

Thanks for stoppig by!!

Hope you have a great weekend of stampin' fun!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Playing With Colors 45

Good morning all!

Today's post is inspired by 2 people.  I had a workshop this past weekend, I encourage to my fellow card makers to bring "Show and Tell."  Kathy Allen inspired me to make a corner bookmark because she brought several of them as her "show and tell."  She loves to make them because they are very simple and make great gifts.  Then the second person that inspired me is Chat because this is the color challenge she presented me this week.  So I took the two and this is what I got.  I hope you like it!

If you have some time hop on over to Chat's Blog and Jean's Blog to see what they did with the color challenge.  

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set: Easter Blossom

Ink: Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink, White Gel Pen

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, and Very Vanilla

Tools:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, and 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, and Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day of stampin'

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Beautiful Bliss

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend.  You haven't seen me because I've been preparing for a workshop that took place on Sunday.  I've been busy as a little bee trying to get everything prepared.  Now I am preparing for a workshop this Saturday with beginners.  The hostess came up with a great idea, she said how about doing a party that would include her and her friends daughters.  A mother/daughter party, why didn't I think of that! So I'm trying to come up with some ideas...thinking simple...the attached card was one that I thought would be a good one.  But I decided not to do this one.  So I did this one for my monthly swap.  Hope you like it!

Hop on over to Chat's Blog to see what she's up to today!!

Project Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Bliss and Style Beautiful

Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Newspaper Print DSP

Ink:  Night of Navy

Tools/Technique:  Paper Tearing

Accessories: Night of Navy Satin Ribbon, Jewels

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hope you have a great day of stamping!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day, the Day of the Irish

Happy St Patty's Day!!  Since I posted my St. Patrick's Day project already, I thought I would at least post something green today.  I hope you like it!  I saw this technique on

If you have some time check out Chat's Blog

Thanks for stopping by!!

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set: Pendant Park

Paper: Pear Pizzazz DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip

Tools: Shadow Stamp Resist Technique and Ruffled Ribbon Technique, Versamark, Clear embossing powder, heat gun, sponge, Satin Whisper White, and sticky tape.

Hope you have a great day of stampin'!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bold Blossoms Thank you

Good Morning All!

Today's post is from my last month's swap. I forgot to post it after I made the swap. It was very simple and elegant.  I hope you like it!

If you get a chance stop by Chat's Blog and see what she is doing today.

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set: Bold Blossom

Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise

Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulip EF

Accessories: Dew Drops

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Luck Of the Irish

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a little while but I went on vacation with the family.  We were supposed to go to Hawaii for 10 days but my poor mother-in-law had a heart attack.  So our plans changed.  We ended up going to Durango, Co, boy is it beautiful there!!  My kids had a great time learning how to ski.  I know we go from one extreme to another. 

Today's post is another St Patrick's day posting.  I have 2 examples today, I made the second one first but wasn't crazy about it.  Then I made the first one and liked it better. 

Stamp Sets: So Happy For You

Paper: Garden Green Certainly Celery

Ink: Garden Green

Tools: Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder, Owl Two Step Punch, Small Heart Punch, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch

Accessories:  White Grosgrain ribbon, Basic Rhinestone

Hope you enjoy!!
Have a great day of Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Elegant Lines Cupcake

Good morning everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted anything in the last couple of days.  My mother-in-law had a heart attack.  It was kinda scary and not knowing how severe it was.  She called me Friday morning telling me she thinks she is having a heart attack. She was smart to think about taking some asprin not knowing if that was really happening.  Luckily, my nephew was house sitting at her neighbors house, so I told her I will have him go pick her up and take her to the hospital.  Once they got to the hospital I was able to be there with her.  The doctor said that her blood work looks okay, but her EKG's were inconsistent so they decided that she needed more testing.  She was then air lifted to Albuquerque.  By the time me and my family arrived in Albuquerque she was looked at and fixed.  She did have a heart attack, one of her arteries was100% blocked.  They cleared the blockage and inserted a stint, so she should be good.  Of course, she needs to start watching what she eats but I thank God that we still have her.  The sad thing is we have had to cancel our family vacation to Hawaii... But the great thing is, is that we can all go some other time and as many times as we want because my mother in law is still with us!!!  This card is dedicated to her because it's like a new birthday for her and her heart.

Love you Mia!!

Project recipe:
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Real Red marker, Garden Green marker
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Elegant Soiree DSP
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Modern Lable Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Cupcake Punch, Slit Punch (retired)
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Ribbon (retired)

Hope you enjoy and Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great day of stampin'!!