Monday, June 22, 2009

Future video tutorial suggestions

I am taking requests for future video tutorials. Is there anything you'd like to learn? Something you want to see step by step? Leave a suggestion in the comments section!!


Friday, June 19, 2009

Another Good Friend card

This is another card that I cased. Once again I thought I got this from SCS but I can't find it now. I stamped this and the card on my previous post on the same day. To make the circle on my homemade designer paper strip, I used an eraser top from a new pencil. This is another quick and easy card.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Good Friend

I Cased this card from ??? I can't find where I originally got the layout. I thought it was from the SCS gallery but I can't find it. Anyway, this was a quick and fun card and uses the retiring in colors and the stamp set Good Friend.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bird On A Branch- Asian style

This is the set Bird on a Branch. I used Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock and used craft ink and embossing powder for all the images :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009


This is a card I made for my son to give to someone to thank them for his graduation gift. It's a quick and easy card. I let punches and designer series paper do the work for me. I used Kraft cardstock for the base. Chocolate Chip cardstock and Parisian Breeze designer series paper for the back ground. The large star and small star punches with Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft cardstock. Baja Breeze striped ribbon. Natural Hemp. Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval Punch and the stamp set Thank You from the current catalog.

Friday, June 12, 2009

More Coloring Therapy

After doing the bunny I still wanted to color! So, I pulled out one of my Level 2 hostess sets from this catalog. I used More Mustard, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I stamped Sanded background on the More Mustard cardstock with More Mustard classic ink. Then I stamped the french mini background in Chocolate Chip classic ink on top of it. It took 6 times to fill in the background. I used my stamp a ma jig to line it up. I sponged the edges of the Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstocks in Chocolate Chip classic ink. Then I stamped the swirled image from this set in Chocolate Chip classic ink on the Chocolate Chip cardstock. You can probably just barely tell, but it does add to the look. I stamped the rooster image in Black Staz On ink onto water color paper. I used Stampin Up markers to color in the image.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Coloring Therapy

I really like coloring--whether it's watercoloring with inkpads or watercolor crayons and the aquapainter or using markers & blender pens on the watercolor paper, I love it! Unfortunately, I don't own a lot of stamp sets suitable for watercoloring! I will for sure be getting some more from the next catalog.

This is a retired hostess stampset that is fun to watercolor. This was my therapy one night :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Graduation Card

This is a card I made for a friend of the family that graduated from High School. I used the owl punch idea from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts at
and I got the grad cap idea from Yvonne's Stampin Place at

I used some very old number stickers to make my year 2009. I just stuck them on the cardstock and used the 3/4" circle punch to center and punch it out and 1" circle punch to layer.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Embossed Reinker Spread technique

I learned this technique from Patty Bennett's site.

I learned that you have to use white craft ink. Versamark won't work. (the reinker soaks into the paper and goes under the embossed areas, so that you no longer have a clean white outline). I also learned that Stampin UP's Shimmery White cardstock is the best for this technique. The other papers I tried, whisper white cardstock and glossy white cardstock, didn't give me as good results.

We made this card when I met with my downline :) Each rose turns out unique and there's no going wrong!! :)

We used Rose Red cardstock, Cameo Coral cardstock, Shimmery White cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, Oval All stamp set, Top Note Die, Leaves sizzlit, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Cameo Coral reinker, Rose Red reinker, Summer Sun reinker, Whisper White craft ink, Clear embossing powder, embossing buddy and embossing heat gun, and aqua painters.

Monday, June 8, 2009

This is a quick and easy card that we made in my May class :) It uses the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for the self created background paper and the Oval All stamp set for the sentiment. We used Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Not Quite Navy. That's one of my favorite combinations! I'm going to miss these in colors. But I'm looking forward to the new in colors :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's Sock Monkey again! This time I made a thank you note for my son to use to thank someone for their graduation gift. I used water color paper and used SU markers to color the image. I usedSu mmer Sun cardstock and Real Red hostess designer series paper and 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Father's Day Flip Flop Album

This is the flip flop album I made for Father's Day. I used Good Morning Sunshine designer series paper and SU cardstock, lots of punches and ribbon and stamps to make it. Next week I'll add my pictures and a few final touches. And a poem.

If you're a local customer of mine and would like to make one of these, please contact me!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pun Fun Hip Hippo Ray

This is a birthday card that I made! I hope you enjoy it! I used brilliant blue, real red, and basic gray for my colors! The DSP came from a level one hostess pad from last catalog!