Monday, August 6, 2012

Mojo Monday August 6

I haven't been feeling too well lately but I finally got around to doing Mojo Monday today.  I used the "You're Amazing" stamp set and World Spectacular DSP.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Color Q challenge #147

Here is my take on this week's Color Q challenge.( wanted to put something on the top half but I couldn't decide what so I just left it blank.  LOL!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back From Convention

I had a great time at the Stampin' Up Convention with my special friends Joan and Karen.  Seeing all the great ideas using Stampin' Up products inspired me to get crafting and sharing with all my friends and family.

This is a card I made for a swap at the Convention.  I hope you like it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Color Q Challenge #145

Here is my take on the Color Q ( this week.  Nothing fancy but I had fun making it.  I used the the Up, Up and Away Stamp set,  and Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, and Pear Pizzazz.  The Designer Series Paper was from a discontinued pack (Springtime Vintage).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mojo Monday July 9, 2012

I am finally getting around to posting again.  As most of you know I have been been working and creating our card classes for:  My real job is exhausting but I am having fun working on the card classes.  My friend Joan and I are partners in this endeavor so wish us luck.

I love the Stampin' Up "Established Elegance" stamp set and have been making lots of card with it.  Here is my take on this week's Mojo Monday ( ) challenge.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The best laid plans....

I have been called in to work the rest of the week so I won't have time to prepare my blog.  Hopefully, I can start posting Monday.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Changes to blog

I have been thinking of how I can use this blog to help me get some projects done and be of some use to those of you who are following it.  Starting June 1st, I will try to do like my friend Joan at and have a theme for each day.  I have put together a list of things I'd like to try. Some of these may not work and I will have to rethink things, but at least for now, this is how I plan to have my blog organized.  I may not post every day when things get busy, but I do hope to post often.  Thanks to my friend Kris who helped me come up with some of these ideas.

  • Sunday - Scrapbook Sunday
  • Monday - Mojo Monday (from )
  • Tuesday - Texture Tuesday
  • Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday (this will be funny card and cards for kids)
  • Thursday - Tasty/Tricky Tuesday (recipes and recipe cards, and other tips and tricks)
  • Friday - Fun with Color Q  (from
  • Saturday - Save a.....Saturday (save a stamp by making a flat card, also recycling something, using scraps, etc.) 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Doily Die

  • Doily Die
  • Early Espresso  Ink, Baja Breeze Ink
  • Early Espresso CS, Baja Breeze CS, Very Vanilla CS, Elegant Soiree DSP
  • Perfect Punches Stamp Set
  • Baja Breeze Pleated ribbon, Large Oval punch, Antique Brad

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Twitterpated Tuesday

Again I used Twitterpatted DSP.  I really like this paper pack.
  • Real Red CS, Blushing Bride CS, Whisper White CS, Twitterpatted DSP
  • Real Red Ink
  • Fresh Vintage and Elementary Elegance Stamp Sets
  • Circle punches, Mat Pack, Dazzling Diamonds, Organza ribbon

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mojo Monday - a day late

I made this card for Mojo Monday.  I had already posted a card for Monday so I decided to post this one for today.

  • Bashful Blue CS, Pacific Point CS, Whisper White CS, and Twitterpatted DSP
  • Bashful Blue marker, Pacific Point marker, Certainly Celery marker, and Old Olive marker. Sahara Sand Ink
  • Because I Care Stamp Set
  • Antique brad, Distresser, 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Circle Circus Birthday

I am having so much going through my old DSP and finding great papers.  The background of this piece was from a pack called East Coast Prep.  I used the Circle Circus Stamp set again.  I think it is so versatile.

  • Whisper White CS, Real Red CS, East Coast Prep DSP (retired)
  • Circle Circus and Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp sets.
  • Tempting turquoise Ink, Real Red Ink, Old Olive Ink
  • Red Satin ribbon, Small oval punch, silver brads, Scallop punch

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thinking of you

I really love the colors in this retired DSP paper called Spice Cake.  Stampin' Up always comes out with great paper and I can't wait to order the new stuff.

  • Spice Cake, DSP, More Mustard CS, Pool Party CS, Pear Pizzazz CS, Whisper White CS
  • Pool Party Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink
  • Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Antique Brad, various circle punches

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Color Q challenge

This card was inspired by a card I saw on the Color Q challenge.  I used some non-Stampin' Up supplies but all the papers, stamp, and ribbon from Stampin' Up.  Before I became a demonstrator, I used to mix all my 8 1/2" x 11" paper together.  When I went to make cards today, I picked up a piece of paper that I had filed as Real Red, but as soon as I felt it and looked at it, I could tell it was not Stampin' Up.  I am so impressed by the difference in quality between theirs and the paper you buy at craft stores.
Hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by.


  • Always Artichoke CS, Pear Pizzazz CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Whisper White CS
  • Tangerine Tango Ink and Daffodil Delight Ink
  • Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Blossom Punch,  McGill leaf punch, Basic Rhinestones


Friday, May 11, 2012

Follow Your Heart


  • Mixed Bunch Stamp set, Whimsical Words
  • Daffodil Delight CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Whisper White CS, Subtles DSP
  • Tangerine Tango Ink, Scallop Edge Punch, Daffodil Delight ribbon

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Twitterpated Paper


  • Sprinkled Expressions stamp set
  • Blushing Bride CS, Baja Breeze CS, Certainly Celery CS, Whisper White CS, Twitterpated DSP
  • Certainly Celery Ink
  • Certainly Celery Grograin ribbon, white brad, flower punch

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For You

This is one of my favorite stamp sets.  I love everything about it.

  • Elements of Style
  • So Saffron CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Wild Wasabi CS,  Paisley Petals DSP
  • Wild Wasabi Ink, Tangerine Tango Ink
  • Circle punch, brads, scallop punch

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Masculine Birthday

Since yesterday's card was so feminine, I thought I would try a masculine birthday card today.  I love this stamp set.  It seems like I never have enough masculine birthday cards.  I think next time I will play around with some browns but I thought the newsprint paper would go perfect with the ship.
  • The Open Sea, Birthday Whimsy (SU 2008)
  • Basic black CS, Bashful Blue CS, 
  • Basic Black ink, Bashful Blue Ink

Monday, May 7, 2012

First Post

I am finally getting around to posting something on my blog.  I made this card based on the sketch from Mojo Monday:

I am a new Stampin Up demonstrator but have loved their products for a long time.  For this card, I used some older (but beautiful) designer series paper.  I have had a sneak peek at their new papers and I love them. Can't wait to get my hands on it.


  • Very Vanilla CS, Baja Breeze CS, River Rock CS, Springtime Vintage DSP, vellum
  • Mixed Bunch and Elementary Elegance Stamp sets
  • Baja Breeze Ink, Not Quite Navy Ink, and Versamark with clear embossing powder
  • Baja Breeze pleated Satin Ribbon, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by.