Monday, January 31, 2011

Nature Walk

All supplies are Stampin' Up. For the CAS challenge to be inspired by Rock 'n Roll, this was from the song Rockin' Robin and for this week's color challenge of River Rock, Basic Gray and Whisper White. Ribbon is River Rock, I don't know why it looks Kraft in the photo.

Friday, January 28, 2011


This week's Speedy's Friends challenge at Mark's Finest Papers calls for valentines. I made a quick little valentine with the Hearts Hearts Hearts set and inserted it into this clear plastic sleeve of this little musical singing teddy bear. Too cute when his little cheeks light up! Also for February I made a calendar page for my refrigerator.

Girl Bunny

A card of encouragement, I used the bunny image from Mark's Finest Papers In The Forest set colored in Copic markers. The designer paper is Basic Grey Infuse, Pretty In Pink, Riding Hood Red, and Soft Suede cardstock. Paper rose unknown. Pink satin ribbon from MFP also. The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes by SU.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

For Everything

For our challenge presented by Sharon, she challenged us to use a found object on your card. I stamped a faint background using bubble wrap. All supplies are Stampin' Up: Daffodil Delight textured cardstock, Confetti Natural, Basic Gray. For Everything stamp set, paper flowers, white taffeta ribbon, and pearls.

Sharon's cards
Julie's cards

Sweetest Day Ever

We are doing a mini virtual stamping day today and my challenge is to make something sweet. Chocolate, cakes, cupcakes, anything yummy! This new cupcake set is available in the Occasions mini with a matching punch. I used the little stamps to create a background on the Crumb Cake panel. Sentiment is from Sweet Centers, scallop frame is Flowers 3 Sizzix die in Soft Suede.
Let me know if you decide to play so I can check out your creation!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Style Beautiful Elements

I used a part of the flower from Elements Of Style and the sentiment from Style Beautiful, Springtime Vintage paper. All supplies are Stampin' Up.
This is for a color challenge hosted by Julie where she has challenged us to use Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz and Peach parfait. I used a little of the peach in my flower center with pale yellow. Please join us if you can and let me know where I can find your card so I can leave some love!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Life Is Beautiful

Tuesday's SCS color challenge is Riding Hood Red, Eggplant, and Soft Suede. I used my treasured Toile Blossoms from SU (retired) and Life Is Beautiful sentiment. The coasters are a match to the card and I will probably gift them with the card when I have an occasion of some sort. The coloring feathered a little before I sprayed the sealer/gloss but I was okay with the look of that.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Virtual Stamp Night

Here are my projects for the February mini VSN going on over at Splitcoast. The first is a color combination of Cherry, Regal Rose, and Kiwi Kiss with this sketch and the flower to be made of punches. All supplies are Stampin' Up except for ribbon and vine.
The second is to make a heart shaped card. I used Webster's Pages heart die cut with their ribbons and lace. The stamp set is Sew What from Mark's Finest Papers. Hopefully I will get a chance to do the other challenges tomorrow.
Okay, well it is "tomorrow". Adding the third entry which called for intertwined hearts. The retired Hearts jumbo wheel had these and also this old retired SU set with the swans. I can't remember the name of this one, I stamped some images before selling it years ago. All supplies are Stampin' Up: cardstocks of Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla.

CAS Sympathy

Our Speedy's Friends challenge this week at Mark's Finest Papers is to make a sympathy card. I made a clean and simple one layer card using the flowers from Brick Wall and the sympathy sentiment from A Walk In The Woods. Embossing strip by Cuttlebug.

Many Thanks

A combination of three challenges: Today's idea to use repeat word stamping, I chose the many thanks sentiment from a retired SU All Year Cheer set in gradient shades of pinks (the Ways To Use It challenge from yesterday)and a previous color challenge. I used red for the Paisley background stamp, Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink and Cherry Cobbler. The only non SU item is the little paper rose in the center of the blossom.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunny Day

Today was like a spring day here with bright sunshine, a rarity in the Pacific Northwest winter it seems. I made a card to celebrate this special occasion using the new Happy Pansies from Mark's Finest Papers colored in Copics. Cardstock is Whisper White, Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, and Marigold Morning. Lattice Squares embossing folder, white satin ribbon, and half pearls also used.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Vogue Gratitude

I combined three Stampin' Up sets for today's SCS Color Challenge of Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz, and Baja Breeze. Vintage Vogue for the flower, medallion behind that is from the flower stamped four times using Day Of Gratitude, sentiment is from Silhouette Sentiments (hostess level 1). Baja Breeze based embossed with Sizzix folder, Kiwi Kiss was substituted for the Pear. Embellished with Baja seam binding ribbon, Adornments rose, and Ice Rhinestone circle brad. Springtime Vintage designer paper. Sketch layout is from this week's Mojo Monday 174.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Springtime Tea

I was inspired by all of Tracy's quilt background cards for today's Featured Stamper challenge on SCS (whoistracy). The stamp set is new from Mark's Finest Papers and is called Floral Tea. Kraft, Rose, and Vanilla cardstocks with Springtime Vintage paper by SU.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Our challenge at Speedy's Friends this week is to use hearts on your card. I used the new Sew What set, stamping all of the images on the white and then embossing it with the Swiss Dots folder. Heart punch and coordinating Embosslits heart were used for sentiment with MFP satin ribbon.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop Day 4

Today's featured set is Floral Tea. I used the stack of teacups and colored it in Copic markers, added some pretty MFP crochet lace trim. The paper is SU Springtime Vintage, cardstock is Mark's Finest Papers. (my little tea table music box is by Enesco).

For a list of all of the links and blog hop info please check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

My Sew What sample uses the spool, button, and sentiment images from this great set. Perfect for anyone, especially the seamstress. I used to sew a lot before I discovered stamping and became obsessed with that :) The cardstock base is MFP Florida Peach, the paper is retired SU Raspberry Tart, embellished with a real tape measure that I no longer used.

For a list of links and blog hop info please check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2

My first sample uses the beautiful Pink Freeze Sparkle Finish paper and pink satin ribbon. I colored the pansies in Copic markers.
The second uses Dark Chocolate and Morning Sun cardstock with the bees stamped as a background. I added a bit of sparkle to their wings.
This is a fabulous, versatile set for year round use and all occasions.

For a list of the links and blog hop info check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

New at scrapbooking

An attempt to begin scrapbooking, I started with the new sketch from ODBD and used the Brocade background stamp. This is a picture of my son from about four years ago with his robot valentine mailbox from school. I just wanted to pick a picture to try out the 8" x 8" page size and so on. Random scrapper that I am, I know I should get everything in chronological order first but I probably would never get it all done that way :) I have done a couple of pages in my life and am not cozy with it all yet but hope to learn as I go. It's just a bigger card, right?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

My sample today is a calendar page displayed on a wood easel. I used one of the beautiful Nature images from this lovely new set from Mark's Finest Papers called In The Forest. I colored the images in with my long neglected Prismacolor pencils. I thought the sentiment was perfect for a calendar (calendar is a download from SCS).

For a list of links and blog hop info, check here:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Color Challenge 305

This is my last time to host the Splitcoast Color Challenge, the time went by so quickly and I hope you have enjoyed the colors I picked along the way.
Today's color are Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, and Pretty In Pink. The dessert option if you so choose is to use buttons and/or pearls. If you don't have these exactly, you can use a light, medium, and dark pink.
I made a tri-fold card. Elements Of Style, Occasional Quotes, and Punch Potpourri stamp sets. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Embossing Challenge

This week's Speedy's Friends challenge is to use embossing on your card. I used the Framed Tulips and Finial Press embossing folders for the dry embossing and the dressform from the new upcoming (1/11/11) set from Mark's Finest Papers called Sew What, heat embossed in silver.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration is right around the corner, beginning January 25th! This is one of the sets called Bliss. I used Basic and Going Gray, Poppy and Whisper White cardstocks. Poppy and Going Gray inks. Embossing folders are Framed Tulips and Finial Press. All supplies used are Stampin' Up.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Color Challenge 304

Tuesday's Splitcoast Color Challenge is being hosted by Vicki Dutcher and she has challenged us to use Red, Gray or Silver, and White with some ribbon.
I used this adorable sneak peek set from Mark's Finest Papers called Sew What. Love the sewing images and cute matching sentiments on this one. It will be available on 1/11/11. I paired this with some Whisper White, Black, Going Gray, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter dp. The Brushed Silver panel was embossed with the retired Filigree background stamp by SU. Silver hodgepodge hardware filled with glue and Dazzling Diamonds and a pearl. Red taffeta tibbon and black netting to embellish.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Honored to be a 2010 Favorite

I am humbled and honored to have some of my cards mentioned on the Splitcoast favorites of the year 2010 thread! The above are the ones that were chosen. Thanks again for looking.

Old Fashioned Roses

All supplies are Stampin' Up only. I used the new with the old for this one, new Springtime Vintage designer paper with the old Hand Painted Petites stamp set. There is a new set coming out in the catalog very similar to this old one that I kept and loved. New Baja seam binding ribbon, paper flowers, and brads to embellish. Cardstock is Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla, inks are Baja stamped off once for lighter blue, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake. Nestabilities Labels Eight by Spellbinders for frame.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!

I want to thank you for stopping by to visit with me throughout the year, it means a lot to me. I hope I can inspire you in some small way. I wish all of you the very best in the coming year. May it be a year filled with many blessings for you and your families.

I repurposed a Christmas card we got from the Seattle Theater Group for the cool sentiment and used Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, and Early Espresso cardstock embossed with Lattice Squares folder. Vintage/antique brads and butterfly sizzlits die all by Stampin' Up.