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.