Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Technique Junkie 1 on 1 for December

On such a cold day here in Indy, I got this lovely card from my partner Beth this month from our monthy card swap. She did the Textured Plate Smoosh from the Dec/Jan 2010/2011 TJN. I just love clowns dpn't you?  Here is Beth's lovely card.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Come and join Stampin for Diva's Color Challenge

Come and join us and have some fun inbetween Christmas Shopping, wrapping, and if you are like me making tons of Christmas Cookies.

This is my personal invitation to visit my Challenge Blog (well mine and members of the design team).

Each month we post a challenge to our friends and this month we are opening it to other fellow stampers. One month it will be an Inspiration Challenge (we provide a picture and you use the colors in the picture to create a card or scrapbook page), or a Color Challenge (we provide the colors, you provide the creativity), or a Sketch Challenge (we provide the sketch; you recreate the sketch using colors, papers and accessories of your choice).

Here is a sneak peak of the inspiration picture:

What do you have to do?

Look at the challenge blog for inspiration and begin creating a card, scrapbook page, tags, or even a 3-D project -- let your creativity run wild.

Once you have made your project, take a picture or scan it an save it to your blog. If you don’t have a blog and want to join in just email one of the design team and we will upload it for you.

Then upload it to our blog via the inlinkz button at the bottom of the challenge post. It's easy to follow and easy to use.

I would love for you to participate in our challenge this month and look forward to seeing what you have created. If you have any questions, e-mail me and I'll be happy to help you.

I hope all of you can play this month and If you have new items from the Occasions Mini, please share your ideas and creativity. We all need samples.

Here is my sample:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Did you know that December 9th is Christmas Card Day

Are you Christmas Card made?  In the Mail?  Mine are made and I am working on the mailing today.

Just a reminder ladies, go fix a cup of coco, coffee or tea and enjoy the day.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Every Christmas Tree Has A Story

As I was doing the usual having my son and grandson carry in all the Christmas ornaments, Christmas tree from the garage  I was overwhelmed with all the boxes and what I have collected over the years.

While putting together my tree and fluffing the branches something I have done for over 50 years between my helping my mother to doing my own.  Wow, 50 years that is allot of Christmas trees, since Thanksgiving I have sorted through the boxes and carefully took out each Santa Claus, Angel to make sure nothing is broken. I moved between Halloween and Thanksgiving so things were everywhere.

 So this Sunday, I put on my favorite Christmas CD, mixed up my favorite Cinnamon Nut Cake and put it in the oven. To put me in the mood, and oh my did it ever put me in the mood, the smell of cinnamon is soothing. I have found each ornament has a special meaning to me like; my daughters, sons and grandchildren first ornaments to the ones I find every year.  Every mother and grandmother knows how special these are. Over the years my mother lost  all the glass ornaments she cherished, so I  have none so I have searched garage sales, craft fairs and flee markets to see if I can find any of the older glass ornaments. I have found some over the years, but not many. Over the years I started my own collection of glass ornaments some of them are Santa Claus's, Snowmen and Angels. I started a few years ago my tradition of giving my daughters and close friends on Thanksgiving a ornament to put on their own Christmas tree.When my granddaughter was born  I added her  into this tradition.  One year a very good friend gave me a set of Norah Ark ornaments so my grandchildren could have something to put on the tree when we gather to decorate it. They are stars and balls with animals on them, so cute. Homemade ornaments from ex-sister-in-law that are gorgeous. The love and time she spent meant allot to me. I think that is what a Christmas tree really is love, memories of our families.  Maybe it is my age this year decorating filled me with allot of love, tears and thoughts of the people that has touched my life over the years. My only sorrow this year is that  I was trying to open one of my glass boxes and dropped it and all of the ornaments broke.

This is a picture of my tree before I started: Please excuse all the white. I just moved into my home and I am not done unpacking or decorating the house.

 Here is some of my Santa's and one of my Winter paintings.
 I had to add this one, Pearl my son's dog is on Santa Patrol.
 Here is a picture of my tree half way done. Just found out another box of Christmas stuff is at my daughter's. More goodies coming. Maybe the lost cookie jar.
Here are some more Winter scenes along with my Large Santa.

I must close out for today and I hope you enjoy coming along with me decorating my tree. I would love to hear about Christmas tree story.

The Hives 12 Days of Christmas Give Aways-Check Out What You Can WIn!

The Hive's 12 Days of Christmas

Thanks to the generosity of our amazing sponsors, we have a fun filled and exciting 12 days of gift giving!! Each and every day has something wonderful that you will want to have. Good luck winning... be sure to visit the rules on entering....

Day 1 - Steampunk Snowflake Ornament, Donated by Samantha Star - Paper Candy

- $25 Gift Certificate, Donated by Mallory Lipert of Made by Malcakes.

Day 2 - Mystery Art Grab Bag, Donated by Alyice Edrich Of Alyice Edrich Creatives.
- Fused Dichroic Glass Snowflake Pendant, Donated by KC Eddy - Distracted by Something Shiny

Day 3 - Snowman Ornament, Donated by Marie Patterson - Marie Patterson studios.

- Angel Pin, Donated by Erin Grant - Erin's Jewelry Creations.

Day 4 - Autographed Knit knitavian Style Book, Donated by Margaret Nock.
- Handmade Gift Bows, Donated by Shannon H - Faded Leaves

Day 5 - Skating Polar Bear Print, Donated by Valerie Hart.

- Clear & Wood Mount Stamp Sets, Donated by Glenda Trexler, Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.

Day 6 - Star Ornament, Donated by Marie Patterson - Marie Patterson Studio
- Gemstone and Silver Earrings, donated by Quentin Eckman - Lunar Skies Jewelry
- Decorative Cuff Bracelt, donated by Gen Voss - The Diversified Crafter

Day 7 - Quilt Ladies books (set of 3), Donated by Beth Strub - The Quilt Ladies

- Art Charm, Donated by Susan Faye
- Handmade "Pocket Person" by Rita Ross - The Pocket People

Day 8 - Handpainted Wooden Keepsake Box, Donated by Karen Brady - Brady Bears Studio
- Personalized Necklace, Donated by Joe Koecheler - Joseph Allen Designs

Day 9 - Snow Girl Ornaments (Set of3), Donated by Marie Patterson - Marie Patterson Studios
Holly Jolly Bracelet, Donated by Rana Wilson - Definitive Designs

- Hand Crocheted Ring, Donated by Corinna Cambanes- Crafty's Creations

Day 10 - Scrap'n Tote Pink Organizer, Donated by Marlo Letterle - Contain Ya Crafts

- $25 Gift Card & 2 Christmas Sets, Donated by mygrafico.
- Sparkle n Sprinkle, Donated by Barbara Bruder, Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team Member.

Day 11 - Hand Painted Face Hive Boxes (King of Mice), Donated by Carolee Clark - King of Mice Studios.
- $10 Gift Certificate for Two Crafty mules, $25% off any purchase at Two Crafty mules, our lady o f Mount Carmel handmade wooden crucifix pendant and Christmas Bauble Bracelet, Donated by Wanda Eash - Two Crafty Mules

Day 12 - One of a kind, hand poured Daisy Charm, Donated by Tiffany Windsor - Cool2Craft

- Roque Digital clipart and papers (5 sets), Donated by Mel - Mels' Brushes.
- A combo pack of PhotoShop classes and a Doodle Portrait class, Donated by Rebecca Parsons - Creative Compass


- 1 months free Hive ad (40,000 impressions - $300 value) - Win free advertising for your business or favorite charity.
- $100 Michaels gift card - from TheHive
-Joni Nickrent's Pop Art Minis basket
-Make your own Christmas ornaments kit, Donated by Susan at Photo Making Jewelry
- Cupcake Soap, Donated by Michelle Rhoades - Mossy Creek Soaps

Watch daily for full descriptions and photos of that day's giveaway items.  For more information, visit our TheHive's 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - THE RULES

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy National Cookie Day

Isn't wonderful that National Cookie Day comes in middle of me baking cookies for Christmas. Here is a scapbook page of my families favorite cookie, Pumpkin Cookies. I get a request every year for them, so I thought why not share my recipe with everyone today.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Two Pink Scotch Adhesive Dispensers

Awesome Giveaway from Obsessed with Scrapbooking she is giving away Two Pink Scotch ATG Adhesive Dispensers. What a fantastic giveaway for everyone.



Let me tell you why this will revolutionize the way you paper craft:

1) This tape dispenser NEVER jams and the tape NEVER breaks. Have you ever bought some of those disposable adhesives and before you know it, the tape breaks or jams and you can't fix it? So irritating! That will not happen with this device and this tape!

2) All you need to do is go to http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com and leave a comment. Visit them and find out how you can earn more chances to win!

Winners announced next Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Winners have two weeks to claim their prize.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just another Christmas Card

I love making Christmas cards and today I had an idea to use snowflakes in a new way. My sister made me allot of snowflakes using the Decorative strip from the SU Holiday Mini and sent them to me. I am a new SU Demo and got my first order just before Thanksgiving and also moved into a new house. So guys I am alittle behind.  I hope you enjoy what I came up with. It is easy, simple and elegant all at the same time. Remember I love Vintage cards.

I am so sorry the picture is blurred, sometimes I shake too much.

Card stock:   Soft Seude, Marnia Mist
Ribbon:       Whisper White Satin
Ink Pads:      Whisper White Craft, Soft Suede and Versa Mark
Misc:            Heat & Stick, Su Rhinestones       

I cut my base card out of soft Suede, next layer is Marina Mist, and 3rd layer is Soft Suede again. I stamped snowflakes using SU Northern Hearts stamp set from the Holiday Mini, with Whisper White Craft Ink. Then took the white snowflakes and sponged them with Soft Seude, let dry a minute and then stamp them with Versa Mark, sprinkled them with heat stick, used my heat gun to make them sticky and then sprinkled the snowflakes in Dazzling Diamonds. Added a Whisper White Satin Ribbon and attached the snowflakes after drying. 

Technique Junkie 1 on 1 for November

I recieved Sat a beautiful Christmas card from my partner this month Sandra Dillon, she did a Fancy Fold from TJ CD. I just love her card and the Penquins.  I know you will too.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi, everyone I have been in my kitchen all morning getting ready, Turkey in the oven, here is a funny for you guys.  I goofed, when I reached in to get the tradional pumpkin pie from the store freezer I thought that is what I got, well it turns out it was  Sweet Potato pie instead. I have never tasted Sweet Potato pie before so I baked it anyway,  I like trying new foods,  I will let you know how it came out. Guess the old saying read before you goes to pies as well.

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving is a good one full of laughter and of course lots of food.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to SU Stars Blog Hop 3

It's that time again for SU Stars monthly Blog Hop that is happening this weekend.  The start time is Saturday morning at 7am PT/8am MT/9am CT/10am ET and the posts will be up thru Sunday.

If you started at the beginning then you arrived here from the very talented, Maria at her blog: http://www.scraplovecreate.blogspot.com/.
This month's theme is Christmas or Winter cards or projects.  I chose Christmas which is my favorite time of the year. I  CASEd a Note card I saw on Inking Idaho by Becky and added my own touches.  I hope you enjoy what I have created for you.


Card stock:                Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set:                SU Tree Trimming, Sincere Salutations
Stamp Pads:             Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Ribbons:                   Early  Espresso
Embossing Folder:   Petals a Plenty
Other accessories:    Chunky Glitter, Crystal Effects, Eyelet Border Punch

I used Always Artichoke for the base card, 2nd layer is Very Vanilla, cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler  ran it thru my Big Shot using Petals a Plenty embossing folder then cut a 1" x 41/4" strip to go accross the top, also cut a piece of Very Vanilla and put it thru SU Eyelet Border punch. Then I took a sponge and dabbed Always Artichoke over it until it darken.  I glued it to the embossed piece and added some ribbon. Stamped ornaments, and added ribbon instead of stamping string, added alittle glitter, crstal effects. Then stamped sentiment. I think it came out really cool how about you?    

Now you need to hop over to, Diane's blog at: http://www.stampinldyglfr62.blogspot.com/ and see what she has made for you. I know what she has created for you is awesome. Don't forget to leave me a comment on what you think, I love reading each one.

If you get lost during the Blog Hop, you can always come back and start at the beginning http://www.su-stars.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stampin For Fun Diva's Sketch Challenge No. 1

For our first ever Sketch Challenge, we are going to do something a little different. Operation Write Home (OWH) has put out a call for Valentine Day's cards -- to be received by them no later than December 1st. They need to get them in the mail to the troops for them to get in the mail to their loved ones to be received by February 14th! To support this cause, we are challenging our visitors to create a Valentine Day's card -- use your imagination and creativity!

The Design Team Members of Stampin' For Fun Divas support our troops and what they do. Many of our troops are stationed overseas in combat areas and have very little access to everyday things like greeting cards. This is where Operation Write Home comes in -- they are a non-profit organization that solicit handmade greeting cards and then send them to our troops to send home to their loved ones.

Here is what I submitted, I decided not to do the traditional red, pink this time and used Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and retired Brilliant Blue. Love that 2 Step Bird Punch,  and Label Punch.

Hope you enjoy my card. Please come visit us and join in on the fun at :


Just the Cooliest Thing I Have Found yet!

I love Christmas and Christmas Trees so I found a website to get this cool widget. So if there are any other Christmas Freaks go get yours by clicking my Christmas Tree and let the count down begin.

I am so forgotful. My sister reminded me that you need to click on get this widget at the bottom of the tree, then click on get this code at the top left and then click on B for blogger or whichever icon describes your blog. Then click on get this code, Whew!!  Then you can get this lovely tree, it wouldn't copy so if you want to see it go to my blog at jackielwatson.blogspot.com

Christmas will be over before I get this right.

Tip:  Whatever time you add the widget is when it will change day, ex: I added mine at 11pm so it changes at 11pm.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Demonstrator Starter Kit for 50 percent off! November 15-30 ONLY

That’s a $310 value for only $87.50!  Just look at what all you get! Simply Amazing Offer

From November 15-30, you can purchase either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $175 (plus free shipping!), and enjoy these great benefits as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator. Demonstrator Starter Kit for 50% off!

The standard Starter Kit includes:

Four complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Assortment of Designer Series paper and card stock
Four Classic Stampin' Pads
Two Stampin' Write markers
VersaMark Pad
Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon
Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
Blender pen
Stamping sponge
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
Business forms and tools

The Digital+ Starter Kit includes

My Digital Studio software suite
Three complete stamp sets (including a clear-mount set and clear-mount block)
Assortment of card stock
Four Classic Stampin' Pads
Two Stampin' Write markers
Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Brights Designer buttons
Songbird Décor Elements and applicator
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Box of Idea Book & Catalogs
Business forms and tools

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Royal Blog Tour Winner!!!

Here Yea!, Here Yea!...Drum roll please... I would like to announce my trusty Random Generator picked number 25 and the winner is: Theresa in Kitimat and on November 6, 2010 12:21 AM

Theresa said...This is such a great set. Love it. I really like your easel card. Coloring is great. Thanks for the chance for blog candy. I would love to win an original painting.

So please email me your name and address, and I will sign the painting get it off too you. I will give you until Friday Nov. 12th, if I don't hear from you I will spin the generator again.

I will post a picture as soon as I take one. Still looking for things, I just moved into the house I bought and so things are hiding from me.

I want to thank everyone that left comments, I appreciated each and everyone.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour
Queen Lee Conrey's Kingdom

As you complete your travels throughout each Kingdom, you will visit over 70 castles 
showcasing over 150 projects for your viewing pleasure!
WELCOME to my Castle.  Please take a moment from your travels to rest and relax as you peruse my projects before you continue on with your journey. You will be inspired, challenged and surprised at what we, the Royals, have cooked up for you.

If you started your travels here that is great,  but you might want to start your travels at the beginning by visiting Queen Lee Conrey's Castle here. http://royalblogtour.com/.  If you came from Princess Tammy Baldwin's castle, then you are in the right place. Princess Tammy Baldwin out did herself this time.  Weren't her card and projects fantastic!

My first project is a Gift Box Set with 4 cards made with the Elements of Style stamp set. I love the roses in this set and use them quite often. I chose to make a Tole look, using lace, ribbons and flowers because I love making Vintage looking cards and boxes.

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red;  Stamp Ink Pad: Real Red, Punchs: Scallop Trim, Large Scallop Circle,  Ribbons: Real Red Satin and some gorgeous lace. I hope you enjoy my projects and leave me comments on them.

For my second project I chose something that I saw on Monica Weber's Blog and CASE'd it.  (I also found directions on Splitcoasters.)  I loved her Diaper Fold Pouch so much I had to make one and found it to be one of the easiest projects I have ever done; and, of course I filled it up with my favorite chocolate -- Hershey Kisses.
My final project is an Easel card. I have seen them often and this summer received a few and decided it would be a great project for here. I love birds and flowers so the stamp set Elements of Style was just perfect. I used SU Markers to color the Roses and Humming Bird. Then sponged over the background with Old Olive and highlighted with Daffodil Delight. The photos do not do the card justice.

The first picture shows the front of the card.

And the second picture shows it opened and standing.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and projects. I will post tutorials after theTour on my "castle" for anyone who is interested and now onto the fun part --  how to win my Blog Candy!

Yep, my first Blog Candy. All you have to do to win is leave a comment with your email address and what you like most about my blog.  I will draw a name and send an email to the winner. Now here is what is in my Blog Candy.  Since I am an artist, I will be giving away an 8x10 oil painting of the ocean.  I hope this will tempt you to leave a comment.   

I've enjoyed having you visit my castle and send you on your travels to visit Princess Kathy White's castle by clicking on the next slipper below.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Handmade Holiday

  I’m so excited to bring you this exciting Holiday Offer.  You now have the opportunity to purchase select products – perfect for Amazing Cards, Beautiful Packaging, and Cherished gifts – at a 20 percent discount! I just love Stampin Up!

Here’s the ABCs of how to have the perfect

Handmade Holiday!

A – Amazing Cards!

It doesn’t take extreme talent or a special gift to be able to create amazing cards. Let me show you how when you host your own party!

B – Beautiful Packaging!

Even an inexpensive gift is meaningful when it’s packaged with love. Use Stampin Up products to create the perfect sentimental gift.

C – Cherished Gifts!

I’ve been showing you gifts each week right here on The Southern Stamper. Make sets of cards, gift card portfolios, home decorations and more with a few simple supplies

Want to know the best part?

You CAN create the perfect Handmade Holiday now at 20% off! From October 19 – December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin’ Up! projects – prefect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts – and all at 20% off!

Contact me today to get started making your own Handmade Holiday!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Welcome to SU Stars Blog Hop 2

It is time again for SUStars monthly Blog Hop starting this weekend. The start time is   SAT 7AM Pacific/8Am Mountain/9AM Central/10AM Eastern and posts will be up thru Sunday.

If you started at the beginning, then you arrived here from the very talented Diana Soling at:  http://handmadebydiana.typepad.com.
SU Stars is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who take our "Statement of the Heart" to heart! We love what we do, and we SHARE WHAT WE LOVE!
This month we could choose the theme for our cards and projects -- Thanksgiving or Thank You.  I chose Thanksgiving and I hope you enjoy the projects I have created.

My first project is a card:


Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Tangerine and Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Lovely as Tree
Stampin Up Watercolor pencils
Textured Impressions Lattice Embossing Folder
Snippet of Tangerine retired ribbon

My second project is a A2 box:

Front View
 Side view

This is my first attempt at making box and I have to admit that I had a lot of fun making it. I found the instructions at: http://splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/a2cardbox/

I also made OSW one of the trees from Lovely as tree stamp set to make the lid. I stamped the cardstock and then colored the trees with Su watercolor pencils.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Neutral
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree Ink Pads:
Ribbon: Old Olive
Stampin up Watercolor pencils

Now you need to hop over to Jane Hignite at: http://stampwithjane.com/ and see what she has made for you.  I know it will be awesome.

If you get lost during the Blog Hop, you can always come back and start at the beginning. I have also provided a complete list of the blogs participating today.

Start: http://www.su-stars.blogspot.com/

1. Deborah Robb at:  http://beantowngrasshopper.blogspot.com/
2. Mary Campbell at:  http://mimitojett.blogspot.com/
3. Angela Walters at: http://lifewithawienerdog.com/
4. Angie Valle-Peters at: http://paperluxuries.blogspot.com/
5. Barbara Furlong at: http://theloveofstamping.com/
6. Brenda Hugar at:  http://brendasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
7. Martha Lucia Gomez at:  http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com/
8. Nancy Keithley at:  http://fancynancykay.blogspot.com/
9. Shirley Northey at:  http://stampershirley.blogspot.com/
10. Raissa Spatola at:  http://raissastamps.com/
11. Diana Soling at:  http://handmadebydiana.typepad.com/
12. Jackie Watson at:  http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com/
13. Jane Hignite at:  http://www.stampwithjane.com/
14. Denise Foor at:   http://denisefoor.blogspot.com/
15. Monica Weaver at:  http://www.addalittledazzle.com/
16. Carolyn Sharkas at:  http://www.inkingthenightaway.blogspot.com/
17. Loni Holt at:   http://loniholt.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

And the Winner is!!

I was so excited today to learn I won this fabulous Bottle cap Kit, Carla Brasher, The Southern Stamper.

I can't wait to open and play.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teabag Holder

I have been asked how to make my Matchbook Teabag Holder, so I made a tutorial today and I hope everyone enjoys it.  I am new to SU and this is my first tutorial. Please leave comments on what you think.

Here a photo of the finished product.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Let the Contest Begin!

Date: October 1-November 15, 2010

Stampin' Up! invites YOU to participate in our first ever digital design contest using My Digital Studio and Stampin' Up!'s digital downloads! The My Digital Studio Design contest was created to recognize the amazing digital design skills of our talented, creative demonstrators and customers! The contest is open to all demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US and Canada; five demonstrators and five customers will be selected to win. To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and two single-page layouts using ONLY My Digital Studio product. Submit all samples along with an official entry form and photo release form (if applicable) to MDSContest@stampinup.com.

Winners will receive FREE My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin' Up valued at approximately $400! You'll also receive a digital pin for your DBWS (if you are a demonstrator) or for your personal blog (if you are a customer).

Our panel of judges can't wait to see your digital artistry on display, so submit your project today!

Ready, Set, Create!

1.Read the complete official rules.

2.Read the My Digital Studio Designing contest FAQ for demonstrators. If you would like to read the My Digital Studio Designing contest FAQ for customers, click here.

3.Download an official entry form and photo release form (if applicable).

4.Download a flyer to promote the contest to your customers! Remember, customers and demonstrators will be judged separately.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stampin For Fun Divas Color Challenge

My upline and I are going to start  challenges and here is my first attempt at submitting one.  Everything is still under construction, but here is my first card.
Supplies: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon.  Large Scallop punch, Crimper,  Beautiful Wings Embosslit,  Background texture's plates, Brads,  and of course Mr. Big Shot., and who can live without him. 

I have been trying to think of where I got the idea for the flower and for the life of me it has slipped my mind. So if these instructions sound familiar for me or let me know they are yours.
 So here goes:
 I cut 3 scallop flower of each color using SU scallop punch, then run each one through the SU Crimper to help loosen the paper about 10 times. Then take each piece and crumble up in the palm of you hand, by folding and refolding and then I separate the paper into two layers one side will be smooth and the other looks like faux suede.  Do this with each one, the put all layers together and punch a hole in the center and add brad. Then I spray smooch on them to soften so I can shape, then I let dry. After dry I glue to a base piece either another scallop or circle for stability. Then I can place flower on my card anywhere. Whew! that is a mouth full. 
Well you can check us out and see what we are about at http://stampinforfundivas.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Offical Hive Creative Challenge-Autumn 2010

Here is my card for the Autumn challenge with Creating on the Hive.  I love fall and all the color changes. I stamped leaves from Lovely as a tree stamp set from Su. I colored with my chalks and then sprayed with smooch spritz to set the chalks. Owl is punched with Two Step Owl from SU. Colors are Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip..  Hope everyone enjoys.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kelly Mayou Blog Finds of the Day On Late Night Stampers for Sept 28th

My fellow VC Rock partner and Late Night Stamper friend has done it again and has come with a great list of Blog finds. I hope you enjoy!!!

Come join me at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StampinUpLNStampers/

Raychell’s Stampin’Treasureshttp://raychells-stampin-treasures.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-box.html-Pumpkin Box

Gail Peterson’sCraftshttp://www.gailpetersonscrafts.com/2010/09/weekend-to-stamp-and-play.html-
Coffee Filter Frame
Kreationz by Zabrinahttp://www.kreationzbyzabrina.com/2010/09/halloween-spooky-house.html-Spooky House

The Stamp Sell-erhttp://thestampsell-er.blogspot.com/2010/09/roll-out-christmas-trees.html-
Christmas Trees

Big Shot:

Rubber Room Ramblingshttp://www.rubberroomramblings.com/2010/09/candy-cane-christmas-canvas-tote.html-Canvas Tote

Stamper Camper http://stampercamper.com/cardpost/two_tags_halloween_treats-Two Tags Tutorial

Décor Elements:

Stamping In Deerlandhttp://stampingindeerland.blogspot.com/2010/09/holiday-mini-blog-tour-2010-day-one.html-Spider Plate and Cup Set

Hand Made by Dianahttp://handmadebydiana.typepad.com/stamping_my_life_away/2010/09/day-7-layout-share.html-Spooky Layout


Creative Wisheshttp://creativewishes.blogspot.com/2010/09/punchie-chair.html-Punch Art Recliner

Monkia Stampshttp://monikastamp.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/my-convention-mds-movie/-Convention MDS Movie

Remarkably Createdhttp://remarkablycreated.com/2010/09/holiday-blog-tour-day-2-no-sew-deck-the-halls-fabric-ornaments/-No Sew Fabric Ornaments

Jill’s Card Creationshttp://jill031070.blogspot.com/2010/09/rudolph-makes-appearance.html-Rudolph Charm

Inking the Night Awayhttp://inkingthenightaway.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-birds.html-Fall Bird Card

Patty Stampshttp://pattystamps.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2010/09/chocolate-rubber-stamping-what-could-be-better.html-Eat Chocolate card

Just Sponge Ithttp://justspongeit.blogspot.com/2010/09/thanksgiving-card.html-Razzleberry Thanksgiving Card

Stampin Mamahttp://stampinmama.typepad.com/stampin_mama_a_mama_that_/2010/09/vintage-embossed-tree-trimmings-card.html-Tree Trimmings Card
VS Paper Creationshttp://vspaperkreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/girly-choo-choo.html-Girly Choo Choo Card
Stamp That http://www.stampthat.com/blog/holiday-madness-blog-tour-day-1/-Music Christmas Card
Stamp N Designhttp://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-spooky-eyeball-invite.html-
Eyball Invite

Stampin and Scrappin with RiRihttp://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2010/09/remarkable-holiday-madness-blog-tour.html-Joyful Card

Inspiration Inkhttp://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2010/09/remarkable-holiday-madness-blog-tour-holiday-owls.html-Penguin Card

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Paper Player Challenge #15- Ann's Color Challenge

This week challenge picture is gorgeous as well as the colors Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso with a dash of white or vanilla!  My choice was to do a Halloween card using all these lovely colors and our new Owl punch. Spooky fun!! 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

This is this week color challenge over at http://www.palspaperarts.com/. I thought I would give it a try and here is my card.
I chose to use a retired stamp set from SU Houte Couture it seemed fitting with this weeks challenge. I also used polka dots, and lattice embossing folder. I also used the new SU scallop punch to make the flower, added pearls to rim of the hat. I colored the hat with Temping Turquoise marker from SU. The colors were challenging this week and I hope you like what I came up with. Forgive the picture my camera and I had issues.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Badges, Badges, Badges

I joined a very talented group of ladies this summer in VC ROCKS, making cards, doing challenges, being in Blog hops and much more. I got my badges today and put them on my VC ROCK scrapbook page.  Cool aren't they?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pretty In Pearls

Here is my card I am submitting for this week Challenge Paper Pal Arts and Sample Maker with Sherrill Graff. I just loved the Picture of Audrey Hepburn and her Pearls, very Chic. My supplies were Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla cs,Vv satin ribbon, pearls and more pearls, scallop trim border punch, oval
sallop punch and retired dsp

Thursday, September 2, 2010


New Stamp Sets
New Dies for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Designer Jewels in Black called Black Flourish
Black lace trim
Waffle Paper
New Designer Series Paper
New Designer Printed Album
Designer Fabric
Big Designer Buttons
New Punches
New Glitter
New Embossing Folders
Glimmer Brads
Design-a-House (Decor Elements)
Letterpress Plates
Have I peaked your curiousity? If so, contact your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for a copy of the NEW 2010 HOLIDAY MINI.
Don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, send me an e-mail with your telephone number and I'll contact you and send you one
You won't want to miss out on this mini, it is spectaculour!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

TJ 1 on 1 for Aug

This is my card I made for my Technique Junkie 1 on 1 partner Dena. I chose the technique from the April/May 2010 issue called Glitzy Lace. My photo doesn't show the sparkle of the Butterfly very well.
I used Concord Crush, Very Vanilla and Perfect Plum card stock. Perfect Plum ink pad. The new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Pearls galore, lace from my stash, lots of glitter and the Vintage labels stamp set. All the products used for this card are from Stampin Up. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

National Banana Split Day-August 25th, 2010

Check out this YouTube video by Youngsdairy on How to Make a
Banana Split:



David Evans Strickler, a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist at Tassel Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, who enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store's soda fountain, invented the banana-based triple ice cream sundae in 1904. The sundae originally cost 10 cents, twice the price of other sundaes, and caught on with students of nearby Saint Vincent College. News of the sundae spread by word-of-mouth by students, through correspondence, and at professional conventions. Strickler went on to buy the pharmacy, naming it Strickler's Pharmacy. The city of Latrobe celebrated the 100th anniversary of the invention of the banana split in 2004, and in the same year the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) certified the city as its birthplace.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Goodies to Share

I got my blog candy from Renee Ballard and wow her Mini Albumn is gorgeous I never saw so many pockets to put goodies in. 

Here is the gorgeous card I recieved as well. I think it is a card with-in-a-card

Thanks for visiting I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


You have heard the old saying save the best for last, well I think this will apply for the last Blog Hop for VC Rocks 2010.  I have enjoyed this summer all the cards and projects that all the Rockers have made. Today is the last blog hop of the season and I think everyone will surprise  and delight you at the same time. If you arrived here from the very talented Holly http://inkpaperstamps.com/ I know you just loved what she made for you.  If not then you can start over at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/ .  

Here is my project:

I decided to share a card I made at my monthly SU meeting. We were challenge to make a card using a kit made up of dsp, card stock, brad, ribbon and was told to design something. This is my design it took me a minute or two figure out what I wanted to do, then wham! it hit me. I just started stamping the same design in the dsp in a row from the Friends Never Fade stamp set with each of the main colors , then I punched a strip of eyelet, punched out 3-scallops out of dsp and made a fan fold flower out of it, added an Antique Brad in the middle, stamped my sentiment and WA-la I am done. I just loved the way it came out and I hope you do too. 

Card stock:       Black, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink Pads:          Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Punches:            Eyelet, Scallop
Stamp Set:       Friends Never Fade                                     
Dsp:                Green House Gala
Brads:             Antique

Now it is time to continue to hop over to Kelly Mayou http://weekendstamper.blogspot.com/, where she has made something wonderful for you. Don't forget to leave me a comment I enjoy reading each one.  

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gina's Blogoversary Candy

Gina, has celebrating her 1 year Blogoversary with offering some awesome Candy. So check her blog out at,  http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/ and see if you can win.
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