Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cards for Kids!

Pat at Cards 4 Kids is in need of 1000 Valentine's Day cards for the children at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

She needs unsigned cards with envelopes or just a post card style card with envelopes for the kids and staff to use. Please again, do not sign the cards, as the kids and staff will be using them for their own Valentine's. She will be offering up some blog candy. Please send her your intent to help at and she will send you her address.

When some of the gals heard about her challenge, they decided to offer up blog candy to sweeten the deal! Jennifer Buck will have some fun treats at her space as will Julie over at Out To Impress, Regina at Hand to Paper and Barbara at Explore. Dream. Discover, so check them out!

Thanks for helping!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Gingerbread House

This is my Gingerbread House for Mercedes contest. I will take a better picture tomorrow when the sun is out. I used my new Stampin' Up! Stamp set "Love you Much" and heart punch which you can now order online from my SU Website.
Let me know what you think!

Stamp set: SU Love you Much
Card Stock: Close to Coco, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Glorious Green, Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Ink: Close to Coco
Other: SU Pink Pirouette Ribbon, SU New heart punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Lg Oval Punch and White Uni-Ball Pen.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Page Maps Card Contest!

This is my first time that I designed a card based on the PageMaps Blog sketch. I used an old Stampin' Up! butterfly stamp which I love...anything butterfly or dragonfly my heart has a soft spot for. I used my white uni-ball pen for the dots and I colored the inside of the wings with Pearl Ex color Duo Red-Blue and Stickled the lines with turquoise. The center blue blings are from The Dollar Store...Got to love The Dollar Store! The floral paper used was Gartner Studios stationary, I cut the border off, pieced it together, cut out some extras to add dimension and added some yellow Stickles for a little sparkle. My Butterfly also open so I could put a little photo and/or message inside.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: SU, Stipple Butterfly, SU Kindness Shared and SU Live Your Dream
Card Stock:SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Lavender Lace and SU Certain Celery
Ink: SU Basic Black, Vera Mark
Other: Turquoise and Yellow Stickles, White Uni-Ball Pen, Black Velvet Ribbon, Pearl Ex color Duo Red-Blue, Blue bling from The Dollar Store, Martha Stewart border punch

I Won Again!

Oh my, I can not believe that my monkey card won "The Card of the Week " at the 2 Sketches 4 You. I won Gelly Roll Sardust Pens from Sakura of America, that's way cool! Tomorrow the girls will be posting another sketch beside a bonus one. Everyone should hop on over and play along, who knows, maybe you will be the lucky one to win "The Card of the Week!"

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, That's Me!

Oh, I'm so excited, Look what I won from the Black and Gray and a splash of color challenge at Stampers Dream. Thank you so much Michelle, you made my day!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Kazan's Sketch #16

This is my take on this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You. I kept it going with the Hawaiian theme being that Kazan and her family celebrated Christmas on the Island. I thought Laura went too but she is at home in cold Colorado. I love this monkey set from Stampin' Up!, you can make such fun cards with it.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: SU Monkey Business
Card Stock: Close to Coco, Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Old Olive
Other: Raffia, Martha Stewart's Punch and Michaels $1.00 punch

Thursday, December 18, 2008

CBC46 Belli Challenge #46

This my card for the Belli Challenge. All I used was pretty wrapping paper and cool silver yarn. It was a very easy and fast card to make.

These are the rules for the Belli Challenge:

This weeks, Belli Challenge is to make a project using your wrapping paper. You can make anything you wish and combine challenges with your wrapping paper and it doesn't even have to be Christmas!

Here is what you need to do...
1. Anyone Can Play! Spread the Word! :)
2. Make a completed project with ANY WRAPPING PAPER. Share the link here in the comments linking to my Blog and CBC46. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC46 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!
3. I will do a drawing and the person whose name I draw will get an assortment of Designer Papers! 4. You can have an extra opportunity to win from Lorie Ames if you link your creation here on my Blog AND on Lorie's Blog!

Stamp Set: None
Inks: None
Card Stock: Whisper White
Other: Wrapping paper and silver yarn

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Laura's Sketch #15

I made this cute dragonfly card from Laura's sketch #15. I used three different SU stamp sets. The blades of grass is from a set called Inspired by Nature, the dragon fly is from the hostess level 1 called Organic Grace and the So glad we're friends is from a hostess level 1 called Best yet. I made the cattails from SU's Horizontal Slot Punch. The wings of the dragonfly's have stickle on them and I also cut and layered the wings out of sheer ribbon.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, Hostess level 1 Organic Grace and Hostess level 1 Best yet.
Card Stock:Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Black Stazon, Close to Coco and Kiwi Kiss
Other: SU's Curly Lable Punch, Horizontal Punch 1-1/4 Circle Punch and 3/4 Circle Punch, Satin Ribbon, Big Shot Top Note Die Misc. Sheer Ribbon, Stickles

Black and Gray Challenge

This is my card for The Stampers Dream Dreamy Black and Gray Challenge. The rules are to used black, gray and some white with a splash of color and some bling. You can not see how much my gray card stock sparkles in this picture, or the glitter of the stickles. It is raining this morning so I can't take the shot outside....bummer! I will post a better picture later!
Thanks for looking,

Stamp Set: SU Polor Bears
Ink: Black Stazon
Card Stock: SU Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red along with Kelly's Papers Shiny Gray Card Stock
Other: Stickles, Michael's Ribbon and $100 punch

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kazan's Sketch #15

Here is my card for the 2 Sketches 4 you. The image is embossed in black, the sky is sponged with More Mustard and Tangerine Tango. The punches are Martha Stewart's Butterfly and Branch. I water colored black around the edge of the card and butterfly's.
Now I'm off to bed.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp:Nature Silhouettes
Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard and Tangerine Tango
Card Stock: Basic Black
More Mustard and Yo Yo Yellow
Other: Stampin' Up! 1/2" Circle Punch and Trio Flower Punch, Ribbon from Michaels and Black Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart's Butterfly and Branch Punch.

Stamp Something Red, Gold, Green Challenge

Here is my Stamp Something Red, Gold and Green Challenge. I made a card like this awhile back but this time decided to jazz it up a bit. I think I went a little crazy with the glitter glue. My tree has pieces of ribbon wrapped around it. Thanks for looking and have a nice Saturday!

Stamp Set: Big on Christmas
Card Stock: Whisper White, Red Red, Old Olive and Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Stazon, Red Red and Old Olive
Other: Stampin' Up! 1-1/4" square punch and 1/2" circle punch, Stickles red, crystal, patina, yellow and copper, Michaels ribbon and Martha Stewarts glitter

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Playing for change

I know that this is not stamping related but, everyone must view this video. It is 5 minutes long but well worth the time. This video is so amazing, the work that it took to create it, just blows me away.
Playing for Change Foundation works at connecting and building art/music schools around the world.
Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow Something Challenge

I love this bear set It's an old set called Bear Necessities from Stampin' Up! I made this one for for the Stamp Something Snow Challenge. It was a fun card to make. All of my bears have different dimensions. This year, I am so hooked on the browns and reds for my winter colors which surprises me since I usually go for the blues. The background stamp is SU Snowburst and the small snow flakes punch is from Michael's $1.00 bin.

Stamp Sets: Snowburst, Bear Necessities and Riveting
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Close to Coco and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Brown Stazon, Riding Hood Red and Close to Coco
Other: Martha Stewart's Glitter, Michael's $1.00 punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Taylor Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45

Here is the card that I created using the Taylor's Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45. Again, this sketch was created by Cindy Lawrence. You must check out her blog The Creative Closet! , she just posted another adorable card following this sketch.
Now looking at my card, you really can't see it but, I sponged a blue sky and some green grass in the white oval.

Stamp Set: A Flower for all Season
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, DCWV Printed Card Stock
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun
Other: SU Rhinestone Circle Ice Brads, SU Satin Ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Nestibilities Scallop Ovals

Friday, December 5, 2008

Laura's Sketch #14

This is the card that I made from Laura's Sketch #14. This is my first time doing one of their sketches. The only thing that I changed was putting the bow on the right and the message and the top left. I hope that my card will still count for their challenge. I made this cute baby card to give to a friend who just had a baby girl. Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: Bundle of Joy and Unfrogettable
Card Stock: Craft, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Ink: VeraMark, Blush Blossom, Purely Pomegranate, Apricot Appeal
Other: Lace, small heart punch, pink ribbon, Copper Embossing Powder and Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge and Trio Flower punch.

Taylor Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45

Okay girls, here is Taylor's challenge. Today's sketch was created by Cindy Lawrence. Check out her blog The Creative Closet! , she has so many great projects posted. I love her work. I will post my card later.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kristina Werner Design Color Inspiration

This my card for the KWarnerDesign Color Inspiration. I'm not loving my card but I am loving the colors. I will try again next week and hopefully do better.

Stamp Set: Small Script and Holiday Lineup
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Certain Celery and Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal and Pumpkin Pie
Other: Martha Stewarts Snowflake Punch

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Diva Coffee Break Design Team #104

This week, Heidi Challenged us with this color combo. I decided to made a Birthday card for my friend Sheryl. The little bell flowers are from a cheapo $1.00 bell punch. I'm really liking how all the colors blend together. Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: Think Happy Thoughts, Live your Dream and Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Other: Michael's $1.00 bell punch, Green Spool O' Ribbon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mojo Madness Contest #63

Today, I came across Julee's blog at Poetic Artistry where a new sketch is posted every Monday. This is my first time trying one. This card was made from sketch #63. I'm really liking this Always set by Stampin' Up! You can make such elegant cards. I plan to play along next week so be sure to check back because I will post her new sketch so you can play along too.

Stamp Set: Always
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Close to Coco, Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Stampin' Up! Double-Stitched Ribbon River Rock, Martha Stewart's Punch, Stamp-n Stuff Penny Copper Embossing Powder

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Black Friday Somethings Challenge

This is my Black Friday Something Challenge. The sketch was taken from Beate's Blog, it is #67. I think I went a little over board with the bling. I used Cuttlebug and Martha Stewards Snowflakes. Background paper is by DCVW. Stamp set is Stampin' UP! called Polar Bears. Isn't the bear cute??

Susan's Non-traditional Stamp Camp

I made this card at Susan's Stamp Camp. I'm loving the Riding Hood Red Designer Series Paper. It gives this card a rustic look. She is so good at creating simple fun designs.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Taylor Expressions Cupcake Challenge #44

This is my first attempted at Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I used my Nestie's for my center cutouts and then again on the party hearty. The stamp set used is Party Hearty by Stampin' Up! as well as the new designer paper called Candy Lane. Everyone should try this challenge, it was fun!

Stamp Set: Party Hearty
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Close to Coco,Very Vanilla and Designer Paper Candy Lane
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Close to Coco, Apricot Appeal and Pixie Pink
Other: Cinnamon Stickles and Nestibilities Scallop Square and Scallop Circle dies.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Pretty In Pink

I know it's Winter, but I love the Flamingo. This old Stampin' Up! set is called Tickled Pink. It came out in 2002. I made this card as a B-day thank you. I used 3M Transparency film for my cards base and then cut layers in the front and in the inside of the card. I found the yarn at Big Lots for $1.00. Who could beat that price??

Stamp Set: Tickled Pink
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pixie Pink
Inks: Black Stazon, Pixie Pink and Gable Green Stampin' Write
Other: Cute yarn from Big Lots

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Eveyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family. I am so thankful for you all. I thought that I would quickly post this before I put my hands in the pumpkin. This card was made with the Season of Friendship stamp set that can be found in the Holiday Mini. The scallop is a Nestibilities die that I ran through the Big Shot. I sponged the edge with Tangerine Tango, I stamped extra leaves and attached them with dimensionals, I tied a ribbon and then call it done!
I hope that everyone has a nice day and remember to eat lots of Turkey or Tofu, whichever you prefer!

Stamp Set: Season of Friendship
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard
Other: 1/4 Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Diva Coffee Break Design Team 103

Okay, this is first time creating from a challenge. This sketch was provided by Julie Semones.
I hope my extra layers does not disqualify my design. It all came together really quick. Check out all the other designers on Dannie's Blog.

Stamp Set: Winter Post and Lovely As a Tree
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Close to Coco and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Close to Coco and Bashful Blue
Other: Martha Stewarts Snowflake Punch, and Glitter, Cuttle Bug Stars

Sweet and Simple

This card is so simple and fast to make. You can't see it, but the ornament is cut out and raised. I'm still liking the Olive Green with the Real Red. I used my Real Red and Olive Green markers to color in the image. I punched 6 circles with my 1/2" punch and then used my white Gel pen to dot the centers.

Stamp Set: Big on Christmas
Card Stock: Olive Green, Whisper White and Real Red
Inks: Black Stazon, Olive Green and Real Red
Other: 1/2 punch and White Gel Pun

Stampin' Up! Bundles

Click here to check out the Holidays specials. From my Stampin' Up! web site,click on the Shop Now button located in the right hand corner of the page. Click on the specials button on the bottom right of the page and then the holiday extravaganza button located on the left side of the page. The bundles are limited, so order yours today before they are gone.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Big on Christmas #2!

I love this set. I'm not certain that my stars are working for me. Check back tomorrow to see what I did with the Noel stamp.

Stamps: Big on Christmas
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, White Whisper
Inks: Stazon Black, Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Large and Small Star Punch

Monday, November 24, 2008

Big on Christmas!

The Big on Christmas set is so fun. I used my 1-1/4" square punch with my 1/2" circle punch to create my paper. I made it look like last years Stampin' Up! Christmas Paper.

Stamp Set: Big on Christmas
Card Stock: Whisper White, Red Red, Old Olive and Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Stazon, Red Red and Old Olive
Other: Stampin' Up! 1-1/4" square punch and 1/2" circle punch

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Project Candycane!

Last night was my Stamping class. This was one of the projects that the girls could make. It was easy and fun.

Stamp Set: Winter Post and Punches Three (level one hostess gift)
Ink: Close to Coco, Riding Hood Red, Blush Blossom Stamin' Write
Card Stock: Close to Coco, Whisper
White, Riding Hood Red,
Other: Cuttlebug Snowflake, Top Note Bigz Die, Candycanes

Look what my Stampin Sister made me!

What a great card that Karen, my Stampin Sister made me. She used Stampin' Up! Holiday Treasures paper. All I can say is WOW! Love you Karen!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Scissor Charms

Look how cute these are! I love Lauren's scissor charms. I have them on all my scissors and my son has one to bling up his cell phone. If you would like to order one or two, you can go to Lauren's web site. Hurry, because they are going fast. She only charges $3.50 for the ones that she has posted and slightly more for custom orders. They are a wonderful stocking stuffer or even a cute gift to the cell phone user, which is about everyone. I know that you will love them as much as I do.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Below I have posted information of a holiday fair that I will be participating in. Be sure to check it out. I will have on display samples of my upcoming classes with a sign up sheet. You may want to sign up for one or two after seeing the cute projects that I have planned.I will also be offering some cute make and takes for adults and children at $2.00 each.

Holiday Unique Boutique

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2008
Place: 14621 Clarissa Lane, Tustin (East of Holt ~ South of Warren)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

~~Free Admission~~

Holiday gifts; family, friends, teachers, and staff, baby sitter, co-worker, employees, gifts, stocking stuffers, coaches gifts, hostess gifts...

But, most of all make sure you pick up a little something for yourself. Bring a friend or tell a friend about this fun and festive event.


  • Avon
  • Cookie Lee Jewelry
  • Creative Memories
  • Fall and Holiday edibles
  • Hand made blue jean purses
  • Mary Kay
  • Mini scrapbooks, holiday hand made decorations
  • Pampered Chef
  • Stampin' Up!
  • Southern living
  • Soy Candles
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Tupperware

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gret's Hostess Gift!

I am so pleased with how my stationery box turned out. I made it with the Bella Rose paper. Direction on how to make one can be found on Jackie Topa's Blog. I'm offering a special for now until Nov. 30, 2008, host your own Stampin' Up! party totaling $150.00 or more of Stampin' Up! product purchase by way of my Stampin' Up! Web Site and I will make you your own stationery box. Let me know what current designer series paper you would like me to use.

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Bella Rose Designer Paper
Other: 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Chocolate Chip

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stampin' Up! Birthday Celebration!

I love the Crab and CO. stamp set. You can make such funny cards with it. Now is the time to buy it . It's on special from October 1 to October 31 to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 20th Birthday. Here is a list of all the Birthday sets that are on special. Spend $20.00 on regular catalog merchandise and get 20% off these select birthday stamp sets:
Big Bold Birthday
Price: $27.95
Bitty Birthday
Price: $12.95
Crab & Company
Price: $27.95

Party Hearty
Price 26.95
Crazy for Cupcakes
Price: $23.95

Simple Birthday Thanks
Price: $17.95
Time to Party
Price: $16.95