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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Playing With Colors 54

Good morning Stampers!

Today's Playing With Colors are Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.  I decided to use the new stamp Sail Away.  I love this's a great masculine stamp!  Like I've said in the past, I have a lot of men in my life and I am always looking for masculine stamps.  I stamped the sail boat in Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Cherry Cobbler, then I cut out the white sails and the red boat and added it to the stamped image on Crumb Cake.  I think it added a great touch...What do you think?

Hop on  over tho Chat's blog and Jean's blog to see how they used today's color.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Sail Away and Best Dad Ever
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Lattice EF, Polk a Dot EF, and Paper Snips
Accessories: Bakers Twine Cherry Cobbler, Spring Time Vintage Designer Buttons (retired), and Whisper White 5/8 Brad.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day Stampin'

Monday, May 23, 2011

Flower Garden On the Grow

Good morning Stampers!

Today's post is very similar to a card I did previously on May 16, 2011 called Imagine A Flower Garden.  This is a very simple card with the exception of using the Brayer on the embossing folder.  You have to be sure not to get ink on anything other than the protruding image on the embossing folder. Don't forget to use your embossing buddy before you run your paper through the Big Shot because it's hard to get all the embossing powder off of the paper if you don't.  I hope you like it!!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: On the Grow
Ink: Basic Black Craft and Garden Green
Paper: Basic Black, Garden Green, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Flower Garden EF, Brayer, Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, and Modern Label Punch
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon and 5/16" Neutral Brad

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Stampin'

Friday, May 20, 2011

Playing With Color 53

Good Evening Stampers!

Well, I'm a little late doing my Playing With Colors Challenge, Sorry!!  But I went to Albuquerque (without my computer) with my boys and mother-in-law to go to the zoo and the Aquarium.  They had a blast and so did I!!  We stayed the night at a hotel and because we were so tired from our day we decided to eat there.  Well, I ended up getting food fun. I am finally starting to feel better. Yeah!!!

Our color challenge includes Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, and Pear Pizzazz.  I decided to use the new stamp set On the Grow, you can find it in the new Summer Mini.  Hop on over to Chats blog (Me, My Stamps, and I) and Jeans blog (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) to see what they did with these colors.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: On The Grow
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, and Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Modern Lable Punch, Window Punch,and Blender Pen
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Double stitched Ribbon and Basic Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Open Sea Adventure

Good Morning Stampers,

Today's post has a few significances to it.  First, this was my monthly swap and secondly, this is my DH's favorite to date.:) I have to say he is a hard one to impress but I finally did it!!!  I love this stamp set for the men in my life...hubby, son's, dad's, nephew's, brother's, uncle's and granddad's.  I had a lot of fun with this one, there are a lot of different textures to it.  As you can see there is distressing, sponging, tearing, and the mother of pearl. When I did the mother of pearl I used the Champagne Shimmer Paint applied with scrunched up saran wrap. Then I sponged it with the Early Espresso.  I hope you like it as much as my hubby does!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea and On The Grow
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Champagne Shimmer Paint.
Paper: Nautical Expedition DSP, Night of Navy (But was supposed to be Not Quite Navy), Cherry Cobbler Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.
Tools: Spiral Border Punch, 1 1/16" Handheld Punch, Distressing Tool, Sponge, Saran Wrap, Paper Plate
Accessories: Baker's Twine Cherry Cobbler/White, Vintage Trinkets (Brad),

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hope you have a great day of stampin'

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Beautiful Wings On The Grow

Good Morning Stampers!

Today's post I used a technique that I read about in the Stampin Success that I receive from Stampin' Up on a monthly basis.  If you become a demonstrator, you too can receive these monthly publishings.  What you are seeing here is Double Embossing.  I took a brayer and my Very Vanilla Craft ink, applied the in to the smooth side embossing folder.  Then I inserted the Basic Black paper in the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  After that I sprinkled the clear embossing powder on it and then I took the heat gun to it.  But I had to do 2 times because the Very Vanilla didn't show up very well.  I hope you like it!

Hope on over to Chat's Blog or Jean's blog to see what they've been up to.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: On The Grow and Sweet Summer (SAB Retired)
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft and Riding Hood Red
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, and Newsprint (Retired).
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Brayer, Distresser, and Sponge
Accessories: Basic Pearls and 1' Stripped Grossgrain Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, May 16, 2011

Playing With Colors 52

Good morning Stampers!

Today's Playing with Colors includes Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait, and Baja Breeze.  I decided to use the new stamp set that you can find in you Spring Mini, the Fabulous Florets. If you don't have a spring mini, please let me know and I will send you one. I hope you like it!

Hop on over to Chat's Blog or Jean's Blog to see how they played with these colors.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Four Frames, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:  Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze, and Always Artichoke (ink pads and markers)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Peach Parfait and DSP, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla.
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1 3/8' Circle Punch, and the Scallop Border Punch
Accessories: Basic Pearls

Thank  you so much for stopping by!!

Have a great day stampin'

Imagine a Flower Garden

Good morning all!

I hope ya'll had a great weekend!  Me and the family went up to the mountains...and it was beautiful, still a little of snow but it was nice to get away from the every day thing!  We have a ranch in northern New Mexico called The Brazos River Ranch.  It is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Here are a couple of pictures of what you would see in the summer time.  And one in the winter time. Enjoy!!! On to Stamping....

So today's post is using the new embossing folder and embossing powder.  I used versamark on the embossing folder of the image that protrudes out.  Then I ran it through the big shot, sprinkled the melon mambo embossing powder on the image, heated it and this is what I got. I hope you enjoy it!

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Word Play
Inks: Versamark and Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Flower Garden EF, Decorative Label Punch, Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, and Heat Gun.
Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon and Vintage Brad

Thanks for stopping by!!

Have a great day of Stampin'

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fabulous Florets Flower Garden

Happy Mother's Day Stampers!

It's a late post tonight because of Mother's Day Activities.  I want to thank my family for a nice day together!! This card was made for my nephew's mom.  My nephew said late last night that he didn't have a card for his I volunteered to make a card for her.  And this is what I came up with.  I hope you like it!

I don't know if you can see but I stamped the Fabulous Florets (the tall leaf bunch) in Pear Pizzazz on the First Edition DSP and distressed and sponged it with Pear Pizzazz ink. I used Champagne Shimmer Paint applied with a scrunched up piece of cellophane.  Then I colored the centers of the embossed flowers from the Flower Garden EF in Basic Black, then I used the Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink on the black centers of the flowers. I also sponged the Embossed Flowers so they showed up a little better.  Oh and to match the shimmer look I spritz the rest of the card with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Four Frames, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black and Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, and First Edition (Occasional Mini Retired)
Tools: Distressing Tool, Scallop Border Punch, Flower Garden EF, Decorative Label Punch, Modern label Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Sponge,
Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon, Antique Brads, Basic Pearls (colored Black with  a sharpie), Champagne Shimmer Paint, Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Friday, May 6, 2011

Awash With Flowers Word Play

Good Evening Stampers!

TGIF...well Friday is almost over, sorry for the late post! But I did it!  I got this idea from the April issue of the Stampin' Success...the Stampin Success is a magazine one receives from Stampin' Up if you are a demonstrator.  I hope you  like it!  If you are interested in becoming a Demonstrator, please let me know. Just email me at

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Awash With Flowers
Ink: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, and Early Espresso
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Big Shot, Lattice EF, Two Way Glue, Sponge, and Paper Snips
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds and Basic Pearls

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Happy Stamin'!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Playing With Color 51

Good morning Stampers!

Today's post is playing with colors...Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, and Marina Mist with a neutral.  I really like these colors together, to me they are very bold but elegant.   

The flower I used the 5 petal punch...I folded it in half and cut out the center of it.  Then I spritzed it with water and crumbled it up but shaped it as a flower.  Then I used the BoHo Flower Punch to hold it together on the end and spritzed it with Smooch Spritz (I really like that adds a little bling to it.)  For the little flag that you see attached to the Salutation, I spritzed it with water and folded it up to add a little texture to it.  What do you think?

Hop on over to Chat's blog and Jean's Blog to see how they played with these colors.

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Silhouette Sentiments
Ink: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, and Marina Mist (I used all markers)
Paper: Early Espresso, Early Espresso DSP, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, and Whisper White
Tools: 5 Petal Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/16" HandHeld Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch,
Accessories: Designer Buttons - Neutrals Collection , Lenin Thread, Basics Glimmer Brads Neutral Colors, and Smooch Spritz.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dirt Bike Birthday

Good Morning Stampers!

Today's post is a very exciting card...I sent this to my cousin's son.  Is that my second cousin or is it my 1st cousin once removed????  Anyway, I enjoyed making this card, it was a lot of fun.  I embossed the dirt bike stamped image but brayered the background.  Again, brayering is definitely a process that takes practice!  I'm still figuring it out!  Then I used the Big Shot with the lattice and polk-a-dot embossing folders.  The gray/silver layer is an aluminum can and the black dots in the lower right hand corner are black dew drops.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making it!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Extreme Dirt Bike and On Your Birthday
Ink: Basic Black Craft and Classic, Brayering (Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry.),  .
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White, and Aluminum
Tools: Crimper, 1 3/8", 11/2" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Modern Label Punch, Window Word Punch, HandHeld Punch, Big Shot, Polk-a-dot EF,  Lattice EF, and Black Embossing Powder
Accessories: Silver Brads and Black Dew Drops

Wish Ryan a Happy Birthday, and thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Have a great day of stampin'!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

S{ick}? on Word Play

Good Morning Stampers!

For some reason, when it rains it pours!  Why is that?  I found out that a friend of our family was very sick and in the hospital.  Although they say he may be released from the hospital on Friday.  This is the card I made for him.  I thought it turned out pretty cool!  I have to say it is not a very fast card to make...the stitching I had to do a couple of times to get it right.  I hope you like it!

Project recipe:
Stamp Set: Word Play
Ink: Early Espresso and Cajan Craze
Paper: Early Espresso, Cajan Craze, and Crumb Cake
Tools: Piecering Tool and pads, Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Polk a Dot EF, BorderTrim Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread and Sponge

Please keep Terry and Linda in your prayers!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day of Stampin'

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sorrow with Thoughts and Prayers

Good afternoon Stampers!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today's post is a sympathy card for my mom's best friend and next door neighbor.  She lost her husband a week ago today.  My heart goes out to Alicia because she is a wonderful, fun loving, and caring person.  When I spoke to her the first thing she said was that she cried till she had no more tears. And now that some time has passed she knows he is in a much better place with no more suffering.  Ed will be missed!

We went on with our conversation and we got to a part that made both of us laugh.  Alicia LOVES animals...she would take them all in and give them all the love they need.  She used to have 3 dogs and 2 cats, but now she has 6 cats.  I told her that she is now going to be known as the wretched old cat lady to all the kids in the neighbor hood. Please let it be known I grew up in this neighborhood, the kids talk. 

Alicia, I love you, I am sad for you!  But I know you are a strong woman, you will be okay.  Please let me know if there is ever any thing I can do for you.  You and my mom had some great times and great laughs together.  I thank you for were one of the best things my mom had.  Thank you for being a part of our family!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot,  Simple Flower Embosslits Die,  Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die
Accessories: Dimensionals, Smooch Spritz (on the flower), Sponging, and Basic Rhinestones

Please keep Alicia in your prayers.  Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day of stampin'

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Summer Mini is Here and a New Promotion

The Summer Mini Catalog starts today and it is full of great new products!  Click here to view the catalog or email me and I will send a copy out to you right away! 


May is National Scrapbooking month, and to celebrate, Stampin' Up! is offering this great promotion from May 1st - May 31st! 

  • Select stamp sets are 30% off. 
  • Select digital download bundles are 30% off.
  • Select My Digital Studio print products are 30% off.
  • The Digital+ Starter kit is 30% off