Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oh Mummy!

Isn't he just the cutest??? He was created by Angie Juda over at Chic' N Scratch Live. We will be making him at my workshop on 10/1, but if you would like a tutorial, a video can be found at Angie's website:

As with the Frankenstein treat bag we'll be making at the workshop, this does not need a die cut or a template. It's just cardstock that is cut, scored and folded. The Creamy Caramel is the base and is cut at 10"x 2 1/2". It is then scored at 2 3/16", 2 11/16", 6 1/8", and 6 5/8". The Very Vanilla is used for the mummy wrap and is torn from a strip 2 1/2" wide, sponged and adhered to the Creamy Caramel.

This can hold any mini size candy bar. I used a Kit-Kat, but it could also hold a Hershey Bar as well. I punched a hole with the Modern Label Punch and slid the candy bar in. The top flap is held down with a mini glue dot.

I love it because it's quick and easy and you don't need any fancy gadgets ;)

Stamps: None
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad
Accessories: Scoring Tool, Sponges, Modern Label Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Hole Punch, Mini Glue Dot, Black Marker & a Mini Candy Bar.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did Someone Say Clearance?

Stampin' Up! sure did! They have launched a new Clearance Rack on their Online Store. All of the items are retired or discontinued and available at substantially reduced prices. Quantities are limited and while supplies last. New products will be added often, so you'll want to check back periodically.

  • Click on the 'Order Stampin' Up! Online' icon to the right
  • Click Products/Shop Now
  • The Clearance Rack is on the Left Side Bar
Be sure to check it never know what you'll find!
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge - Raspberry Tart Boutique

I saw the sketch over at Mojo Monday and knew I had to pull out my retired Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin' Up! I LOVE this paper and will be sad when mine's all gone, but couldn't resist using it. Let this be inspiration to all of you...don't save it for a rainy day *wink*.

This challenge actually came together pretty quick for me. I decided on the papers I wanted to use for my circles, pulled out my Rose Red & Old Olive Ribbons, and knew that the Humor in High Heels stamp set would be just perfect! I love this dress and the designs in the DSP are perfect for recreating a fabric look. I did, however, have a huge white space at the top of my card that was throwing off the balance. I slept on it and woke up fresh this morning looking for ideas. I saw a scalloped edge on another card and thought layering mine might create a nice effect for the card. I needed something and I think this works. It reminds me of a cute boutique awning, which is just perfect for putting this dress center stage.

To finish it off, I added lots of bling and tied two elegant little bows to the center ribbons.

Thanks for stopping by....and hope you like it!

Stamps: Humor in High Heels & All Holidays
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red & Whisper White Cardstock; Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad
Accessories: 1" Rose Red Double Stitched Ribbon, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scalloped Edge Punch, Dimensionals and Clear Rhinestones

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge: Rich Elegant Christmas

As my Darling Husband pointed out, this is not your traditional holiday card, but I think it works!

My sketch was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #104 at Although this isn't true to the sketch, I'm hoping it's close enough. It's supposed to inspire us, right???

I love this color combo: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White. It's so elegant and makes for a very sophisticated card.

I've also been wanting to put some patterns down on paper using stamps. SU's Circle Circus is perfect for doing just that! I used two different stamps from this set. For the horizontal design, I stamped Rich Razzleberry Ink onto the Rich Razzleberry cardstock. For the Circle design, I stamped Basic Black Ink onto the Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I love how they turned out and hopefully it inspires you to create some designs with your stamps.

TFL & Enjoy the rest of your day!

Stamps: Circle Circus & All Holidays
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black Classic Stamp Pads
Accessories: Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Black Satin Ribbon, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and Dimensionals.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Email Feature

Hello Friends,

No new card to post today...I have one that I've been working on all week, but I've been under the weather and busy with PTO duties, so it's become the red-headed stepchild :( But, keep an eye out for it on Sunday!

I wanted to share a new feature to my blog: an Email Feed. It is located in the right hand column. If you subscribe to the Feed, it will email you when I have a new post. This is perfect if you don't visit my blog everyday (as I don't post everyday), but want to keep up with what's going on.

Hope you'll try it out!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mr Frankenstein to You....

Happy Monday!

I was blurfing today and came across this little cutie over at Angie Kennedy's Blog: Chic 'N Scratch. Isn't he just adorable? Perfect for some chocolate snacks for your child's teacher or quick and easy enough for treats for the whole class!

Since my next workshop is 10/1, we will definitely be making 'Frankie' as one of our projects. With the right supplies and some cutting and scoring, he is so very simple to make. You will be amazed!

Stamps: None!
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
Ink: Basic Black Stamp Pad
Accessories: Scoring Blade, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals & Scissors

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crushed Suede Thanksgiving

Although it's still over 100 degrees in Arizona, I'm trying to transition to fall colors. Here's my first go at our new In Colors: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry. They are just perfect for Fall!

I haven't ordered any new fall themed stamp sets YET, so I had to go into the archives for this one. This is the Season of Friendship Set and it can literally be used for every season: Flowers for Spring, Snowflakes for Winter, Leaves for Fall and a cute little bird to throw in any time ;)

I chose to use the leaves and stamped them in the Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango. The tree is stamped in Soft Suede. I ordered the Soft Suede Ribbon last week, but haven't received it yet, so I had to go a different route for my focal image. I've seen 'banners' popping up all over blogs, so I thought I would give one a try. I just cut a strip of cardstock, measured in about an inch, scored a line, measured in another 1/4 inch and scored again. Then, repeat on the other end. This creates a fold so the banner can pop up. I clipped the ends and added buttons, and Ta-Da, a banner is born!

Hope you like it! TFL.

Stamps: Season of Friendship & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry Classic Pads
Accessories: Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Hemp Twine, Modern Label Punch, Movers & Shapers, Designer Buttons-Buttons Latte

Vintage Best Wishes

Happy Football Sunday Everyone! Luckily, the Steelers played on Thursday, so I didn't have to be glued to the TV today. Of course, I did watch a few other games...and even squeezed in some cardmaking.

If you've been following my blog, this color scheme and stamp set probably look familiar ;) I ran across another design similar to the one I posted a couple weeks ago and just had to do another. I stumbled upon this gem on Splitcoaststampers. It was designed by Beate Johns. I switched out the ribbon and added some Stickles, but pretty much kept it the same.

Hope you enjoy. TFL!

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Oval All
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Bordering Blue Classic Stamp Pad & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Sponges, Half Back Pearls, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Distressing Tool, Paper Piercer and Mat, Cinnamon Stickles and Various Ribbon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Little Rose Saffron Love

Happy 3-Day Weekend Everyone! Whether you have plans to stay close to home or travel to see friends or family, hopefully you enjoy your time off!

I had a workshop on Thursday night and this was the last card we made. I bought the Scallop Square Punch some time ago and was excited to finally use it. I paired it with a Retired Stamp Set called A Little Love. The images are the perfect size for this punch and are just adorable. But, if you don't have this set, and are looking for an alternative, there's a set in the catalog on Page 44 called Holiday Blitz that would be perfect---and it covers almost every holiday.

Both sets have small images that are harder to work with on cards. The punch allows you to make the image a little larger, therefore creating a better balance.

I love this color combo and the simple layout! TFL.

Stamps: A Little Love (Retired-Alternative: Holiday Blitz) and All Holidays
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Rose Red and Whisper White Cardstock; So Saffron DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip Pad and Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Scallop Square Punch, Rose Red Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Brad, Scallop Edge Punch and a 1/16" Circle Punch.