Wednesday, April 29

A gift from a friend!

Isn't this beautiful!! My friend Sherri made this for me as the hostess of her stamp club this month! I just love it!! I have it sitting here on my desk, what a wonderful gift and a great reminder that I have such a wonderful friend!
Tomorrow I will take pictures and post the project we did at Sherri's Stamp Club a few days ago!! It is sooo cool!

Thanks for looking!
Happy Stampin'!!

Tuesday, April 28

Have a honey of a day!!!

I made this card late last night for my Sudsol group's Chat & Challenge Sketch!
What do you think?
I started out by picking my colors, I went with the dots from the Good Morning DSP and matched up from there with Pacific Point CS for my base Whisper White CS matted with Baja Breeze CS and accents of Chocolate Chip and Summer Sun! I water-colored the honey pots, cut them out and used a dimensional for the top pot. I punched the bees out with the 3/4" circle punch and matted them with chocolate chip punched with the 1" circle. These are also on stampin' dimensionals. I colored in the bees wings with my white gel pen. I love that pen! I added the chocolate chip corduroy button after tying the middle with linen thread. The summer sun was scalloped and stamped then I tied some chocolate chip ribbon around it and glued it on!

Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin'!!

Monday, April 27

Look...No Stamps!

The winner from my last blog post is Heather!! Congratulations Heather!
This is a really quick set I did using just Urban Oasis DSP and some embellishments! I love the bag in a box idea which I learned from my upline and great friend at her stamp club! Here is the link for the bag in a box tutorial! Try it out, you'll be amazed at how easy they are to do!

Thanks for looking, and happy stampin'!

Friday, April 24

and the winner is.....

Mary Jo Marshall!!!
Please email me so I can get that card out to you!! I had my 5 year old son do the official drawing out of a bowl he was so excited to have the honor! lol! Thanks everyone for all of the nice comments!!

I loved hearing from you all so much that I'm going to do another go at it today for the card pictured below! So leave those comments here on my blog and you'll be entered to win! Be sure to leave me your email so I can let you know if you have won! I'll be drawing tomorrow evening!

This is another card made with the same Friends 24-7 stamp set. I also some of my Urban Oasis DSP scraps! I used Stampin Ups Basic Grey & Riding Hood Red Cardstocks and distressed them a little bit. I stamped the bird and the flourish in Riding Hood Red Classic Ink and tied a piece of the Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon around!

Thanks for looking and Happy Creating!!

Thursday, April 23


I just had to share this! A full rainbow!! I've never seen a full one, it was so amazingly beautiful and right in my backyard! By the time I had ran to grab my camera it had faded quite a bit but before I snapped the picture there was actually a double rainbow one on top of this one!

And in the Stamp room I made this card, Friends 24-7 is by far my very favorite stamp set right now! I just love it, and the coordinating Friendly Words wheel is so versatile and has so many sayings!

This is a card I made using both stamps and very simple! I used the Apricot Appeal Buttons from the Fresh Favorites I assortment tied with Hemp Twine. I stamped the bird from the 24-7 set in Really Rust Classic Ink onto a piece of Tangerine Tango Cardstock. I distressed the edges and sponged edges with Really Rust Classic Ink. The background on both the Tangerine Tango & Apricot Appeal Cardstocks are done with the Friendly Words wheel in Tangerine Tango Classic Ink. I used the Flourish from the 24-7 stamp set over the background and on the bottom inside piece of Apricot Appeal. I finished off by scalloping the bottom.

Be sure to leave a comment and you can win this card! I will be drawing from all of the comments tomorrow! Be sure to leave an email! Thanks for looking!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, April 22

Explosion Box Class Coming Up!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:00pm - 3:00pm
whichever is more convenient for you!
My House!
Cost is $12 or FREE with a $25 Stampin Up order!

Invite your friends! Just please RSVP no later then 2 days prior to the class date! Each class date is limited to 8 seats so make sure you reserve your seats quickly!!

Sorry I have been a bit MIA lately, my family and I went on a nice and much needed vacation down to Ft.Myers Florida! We had so much fun although my son Logan soaked up a little too many rays and was hurting for a few days! I can't wait for the nice weather to reach me here at home in Ohio!! I am excited to be having my 2nd Stampin Up Class! My first one was so much fun! I have a few projects lined up to share with you in the next couple days so keep checking back!

Happy Stampin!

Friday, April 3

Sweet Baby Girl

I can't believe how long it has been since my last post! I had surgery and my husband came home from overseas to take care of me for a week and then we found out he gets to stay home for 45 days! What a blessing! It is so nice having him home and our kids are loving every minute too. I am all healed up and ready to get back into the craft room! So keep checking back!

Here is a card I had made for a baby shower using the So Many Scallops Stamp Set. I used Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa Inks and Card stock. I used the Scallop, 1" circle and new Eyelet Punch which is my new favorite! I cut out the moon and the 'sweet one' banner and used stampin' dimensional to pop the moon, banner and 1" circle. I also put a piece of Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around the brown card stock.

Thanks for looking and Happy Creating!!