Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Happy Valentine

Here's a sweet little card we made at my workshops & classes this month! It features the Happy Heart Day stamp set, Berry Bliss DP & the technique of paper piecing. For a quick tutorial, click HERE for a previous post on this technique.

And... the Little Birdie is back to remind you that it's only 2 more days till Sale-A-Bration (SAB) begins! She's showing off two of the stamps from the So Many Scallops set. I love my punches, so I knew I'd love this set. I've had a lot of fun mixing and matching the 4 scallop designs with the 4 sentiments and layering them up with my Circle Punches. Plus they all punch right out with the Scallop Circle Punch! Incase you haven't seen it yet, here's what the set looks like ~

It's a good one = ) ! And the price is right too...FREE...with any $50 Stampin Up order during SAB (Feb 1st-March 17th). Contact your local demonstrator or email me for the details or to place an order (

Supplies for the Valentine Card~

Stamps: Happy Heart Day

Paper: Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink,
Whisper White & Berry Bliss DP

Ink: Stazon Timber Brown

Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, SU
Markers, Zig Painty Pen, 1/4" pink gg ribbon

Supplies for Birdie Card~

Stamps: A little birdie told me & So
many Scallops

Paper: Regal Rose, Lavender Lace,
Whisper White, Flowers for You DP

Ink: Black Stazon

Accessories: SU Markers, Cosmo Fine
Glitter, 5/8" Regal Rose gg ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 and 1 1/4" Circle

Happy Stamping = ) !!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Wild About You

I love, love, love this Wild About You set! It sat patiently on my wish list for months last year. It was so worth waiting for. We used this set at my workshops & classes this month for some bright, fun Valentine Treats (pictured below). So it was fun to pull out some soft colors today and try this set it in a whole new way. The designer paper is called Spring Fling and it's one of SU's new ones. It coordinates beautifully with a variety of colors including Certainly Celery, Sage, Saffron, Barely Banana & Pretty in Pink. This isn't actually a baby card, but rather a little hello to someone who's expecting a baby = ) !

Big news...(DRUM ROLL PLEASE) ... It's almost time....only 4 more days till SALE-A-BRATION begins! It's the biggest and best promotion Stampin' Up does each year. There's something for everyone. Free sets from the SAB catalog for every $50 you purchase (no limit)! Plus there are SAB sets available when you host a workshop or catalog party. And...this year, when you sign up to become a demonstrator during SAB, as a get to select ANY set from the current Spring Summer Collection catalog for FREE...that's right....ANY set! I signed up last year during SAB = ) ... and I'm so glad I did! Talk to your local demonstrator or contact me for more details about placing an order, hosting a workshop or becoming a SU Demonstrator (

Supplies for my card~

Stamps: Wild About You, Amazing to Zany

Paper: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White, Spring Fling DP

Ink: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron,

Accessories: White Eyelets, Cropadile, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Saffron brad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, 1/2" circle punch, Boho Blossoms Punch

Supplies for the treat boxes~

Stamps: Wild About You

Paper: Turquoise, Pumpkin, Wasabi, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Real Red, Whisper White, Black

Ink: Turqoise, Pumpkin, Wasabi, Pixie Pink, Real Red

Accessories: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle & Square Punches, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Gingham Ribbons in Pink, Red & Black, Wasabi double stitched ribbon

Hope you're having a Marvelous Monday = ) !!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hershey Bar Pull Treats

These were the favors I made for guests at my class last night. It's always fun to have the girls over and we had a great time together...making Valentine projects = ) ! I haven't used my Posy Background stamp in a while, I'd forgotten how much I like it. I used it to stamp Real Red ink onto Real Red Cardstock and it gave the red cardstock this great depth and richness that you can't quite see in the photo, but IRL it's a great effect. If you double click on the photo, you should be able to get a close-up with better detail. Beate did a tutorial this week at Splitcoast for this Pull Out Treat just pull on the ribbon, and the candy bar pulls right out! You can see her complete instructions HERE. I especially love what Beate did with using the Brown Satin ribbon...such an elegant touch! And, it was just pointed out to me, thanks to the comment from Twila Mooneyham...that the Brown Satin ribbon is NOT actually retired as I'd's still available in the Ribbons Original Assortment as part of the Theatre assortment. That's great news...I love that ribbon and thanks Twila for the tip...much appreciated!! I also like the stamp set Beate used (Always) with her belly was gorgeous (Always is now on my wish list)! After I took the photo, I ended up Crimping the bottom edge of the pouch a couple of times. I've made these in the past and have always crimped the bottom edge. I just like the look....but it's totally optional. One thing to keep in mind if you're going to make these is to use Sticky Strip or a similar adhesive for good hold. I also place my seam in the back rather than on the side, otherwise I have trouble with the seam wanting to pull apart. To place your seam on the back rather than the side, just follow Beate's instructions, but score at 1 1/2 & 4 1/4. I made a couple of Thank you Notes with the same image & colors. I used some DP from the Paper Pack Designer Series Papers that comes in a 6x6 a hostess level-1 gift. Great colors...Real Red, Pretty in Pinkk, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue & Wild Wasabi! I've also been enjoying the new Hostess Set, For A Friend. It's perfect for a quick image with a little splash of color! I can't believe it's only a level-1 set...what a deal!!!
Supplies for the Pouch & Card
Stamps: For A Friend (hostess, level-1), Posy background
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White, DP Prints Pack (hostess level-1 set)
Ink: Brown Stazon
Accessories: Red & Celery SU markers, Gold & Rhinestone brads, Brown Satin ribbon, Brown Taffeta ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, Horizontal punch, Brayer (to ink the background stamp)

Have A Great Weekend = )

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Kim!

This card is for today's SCS Sketch Challenge 160...AND I made it in honor of my friend Kim Miller's Birthday! Yep, today's her special sure to hop over to her blog, InkedUpKim, and wish her a happy day = ) !!! She's awesome! It was almost one year ago that she signed me up to be a SU demonstrator, so I get to lovingly call her my stampin' mommy. Kim, I wish you all the joy your heart can hold...God bless you, my friend!

Supplies for this card~
Stamps: For A Friend (, hostess level-1), Bitty Birthday (balloons), So Many Scallops (scalloped edges)
Paper: Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace, Whisper White, Flowers for You
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Lovely Lilac SU marker, Lace Stickles, Silver cord (retired), Cuttlebug & Oval nestabilities

Happy Birthday Kim = )!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Valentine Tag Kisses

This little sweetie is one of the projects we're making at my workshops & classes this month and it's super quick & easy...gotta love that!! I found this last fall while doing a little blog hopping on Silke Ledlow's blog...MyLife. She used this for Halloween treats. I used the images from the Happy Heart Day Stamp set for mine and changed the dimensions just slightly so I could use both sizes of the tag punch. This holds one little Hershey's kiss and there's a little room inside to write or stamp a message. The dimensions for the Regal Rose is 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" scored at 1 3/4 & 2 3/4. That creates a little trifold. I then stamped my image and punched it with the Small Tag Punch, and colored it in with SU markers and added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds for sparkle (with my 2-way glue pen). I punched a layer of real red with the Large Tag Punch. Adhered those 3 layers together then took my Paper Snips and trimmed the top two edges of the Regal Rose to match the tag. I used my Cropadile to punch a hole in the top and added a Gold Eyelet and some Gingham Ribbon. As a variation, I used a few different ribbons...including the new SU Striped GG ribbon and for those I just punched a larger hole with the Cropadile and skipped the eyelet. A great thing about the tag punches, is you don't have to limit yourself to stamping and punching the "tag" images only (like in the first picture) stamp then punch partial images, like the mouse and heart...and it works just as well!

Thanks Silke for an awesome idea! Really fun and so easy = )

Supplies for this project~

Stamps: Happy Heart Day

Paper: Real Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White or Shimmery White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Large & Small Tag Punches, SU makers in Regal Rose, Real Red & Certainly Celery, Zig Painty pen (gold/silver), Dazzling Diamonds glitter with 2-way glue pen, Red & Pink Gingham ribbon, Striped Real Red gg ribbon, White & Real Red 1/4" gg ribbons, Cropadile, Gold eyelets, Hershey's Kisses

Friday, January 18, 2008

Bye Bye Birdie

This is the last of the A Little Birdie Told Me cards I have to show you, at least for a while! I really have created more than just bird cards this week, but the other projects are things I can't show you quite yet. I love the colors in the Flowers for You many variations, but they're all bright & springy! I love the simplicity of the 2nd card. I could have added more, but decided I liked it just sweet & simple! Plus, it was quick...and sometimes, we just need a quick card!
Supplies for the cards:
Stamps: A little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Lolvely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Flowers for You DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: SU Markers in Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Lovely Lilac & Pumpin, and Copic Marker in BG01 Auqua Blue, White eyelets, Turquoise Rhinestone brad, Sm & Lg Oval punches, 1" & 1 1/4" circle punches,Cosmo Fine Glitter, 2-way glue pen, Cropadile, 1/4" gg ribbon in Turquoise & Celery
Only 2 more weeks till Sale-A-Bration begins!!!
Free Stamps...gotta love that = )
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

More Little Birdies

I just can't get enough of this new, A Little Birdie Told Me, stamp set! So many fun many fun combinations!! I did several cards with the color theme from the Flowers For You DP; Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery & Tempting Turquoise. I have two more cards to show you over the next couple of days. They all use a very similar image piece, but feature different card layouts and color combos. I used ALL SU products on this card. Yes, even the markers are all SU. I have Copics (and I love them), but I appreciate how quick & easy it is to use the SU markers and get a perfect color match. I did some shading with the markers, by just going over some of the areas more than once. I go over everything once, let it dry, then go back over the areas I'd like to shade. I've gotten good results by using the thicker tip and using small circular motions and a very gentle touch. I only use the small tip for tiny areas. I did some accents with the Fine Cosmo Glitter & my 2-way glue pen, and IRL, the shine & color are fan-stinkin-tastic = ) .... I'm a big fan of glitter, but I'm picky, it has to be good....and this stuff is GREAT!!!

Supplies for this card~
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Flowers For You DP, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: SU Markers (certainly celery, regal rose, pretty in pink, lovely lilac, sahara sand), 1 & 1 1/4" circle punches, Photo corner punch, Paper piercing tool, 5/8" regal rose gg ribbon, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way glue pen

Have a Terrific Thursday = ) !!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy Birdie

Oh what fun! This is for todays SCS Sketch challenge! Thanks Rox for yet another great sketch to play with. I also got to try out my brand spankin' new Fine Cosmo Glitter and So Many Scallops Sale-A-Bration stamp set (SAB starts Feb 1st)!!! The Glitter comes in 5 great colors for spring (rose pink, orchid, light blue, celery & turquoise). I'm lovin' this A Little Birdie Told Me set too. I've only used it a couple times and it's one of my favorties already. I also got to try out my new Flowers for You DP and that's how I chose my color theme. Lots of great colors in that paper (regal rose, certainly celery, lovely lilac & tempting turquoise). Even though I have Copics, I used my SU markers this time because I really do appreciate how nicely the colors match. The markers worked great on the Happy Birthday image...I just colored right onto the stamp! I have lots of projects on my workbench, so I better get back to work! Have a great evening = )

Supplies for this card ~
Stamps: So Many Scallops, A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Shimmery White, Flowers for You DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: SU markers (regal rose, tempting turquoise, lovely lilac & celery), 1", 1 1/4" & Scallop Circle Punch, 5/8" Regal rose gg ribbon, Fine Cosmo Glitter & Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Heart Valentine

Sorry I haven't posted much. I have workshops & classes this week and next, so I needed to take a few days to do some prep. I love getting ready for my workshops...I really look forward to meeting with my girls = ) !!! I should be back to my regular stamping & posting routine very soon. This is a simple little card I made this weekend and along with being a workshop example, it features the Happy Heart Day stamp set...don't forget...there's only 2 weeks left to take advantage of SU's Sweet Treats Valentine Bundle special! I was pleased to see how well the flower stamp worked as a background stamp on the whisper white. This card also combined 2 fun blog challenges. The sketch comes from Lindsay's blog...In My Stamp Room, and most of the other details (including stamp set & colors) come from Chat, aka nitestamper's blog, Me My Stamps and I, Thanks Chat & Lindsay, both were very fun and worked well together!!
Supplies for this card:
Stamps: Happy Heart Day

Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue (textured), Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Sm & Lg oval punches, Photo corner punch, Black brads, SU & Copic markers, Sakura clear stardust pen, Zig painy gold/silver pen

Have an Awesome Evening = ) !

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Eclectic Valentine

I don't know about you...but Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays to make cards and treats for friends and family. It probably goese back to my gradeschool days when we made those giant paper envelopes to be mailboxes for our Valentines. There was pink and red construction paper, cut-out hearts...oh, and there was usually glitter involved, I LOVE glitter! We exchanged Valentines with ALL our classmates. It didn't matter if they were a friend or not....everyone got a Valentine. Then on the big day, we opened those 25 little envelopes and read each one. Some included candy, some had riddles, some just had our classmates was just so fun!!! It touches on what I still love about stamping and mailing cards to friends and family. Wouldn't it be great to go out to our mailbox one day and find 25 personal, handwritten notes from our friends? I can't do a lot about what comes in my mailbox, but I can do a whole lot about what goes out. So, I'm starting on my Valentines, so that next month, there will be some folks who open their mailboxes on Feb 14th to find an envelope with a little card enclosed that says .... you are special to me = ) !
As for my Eclectic Valentine's for my DH! I had so much fun making it. It's from Julie's mojo madness challenge sketch (fun, fun sketch!). My SU shipment with new DPs hadn't arrived yet, so I found myself digging through old scrapbook papers that I had stashed away. I found some awesome papers I didn't even know I had (gotta love that!) and pulled out some chipboard hearts and just started playing!
My gold Zig Painty Pen is really the star of this project. It might be a little hard to see, but it was used on everything from the edges of my chipboard to the edges of my organdy ribbon. What I really wanted, was sheer ribbon with gold edges, but I didn't have I made my own! I just took that Zig pen and drew gold edges on my ribbon and it worked beautifully!

Supplies for my card ~
Stamps: So many Sayings (retired SU hostess)
Paper: Rose Red, Choc Chip, Kraft, misc handmade paper, Kaleidoscope dp
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold ep, Heat tool, Zig gold/silver Painty Pen, Word Window & Photo Corner punches, CB d'vine swirls embossing, gold brads & cord, retired SU organdy ribbon, Paper piercing tool, Cutter Kit/distressing tool

Enjoy your weekend = ) !!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

A Little Birdie

A little birdie told me....two things. First, I received an email from Lindsay at InMyStampRoom, letting me know I would be the feature stamper on her blog today! Thanks Lindsay, I'm not sure what I've done to deserve such an honor...but I'm tickled pink = ) ! Next, I've been tagged....3 times!!! First, by Dawn from TreasureOilerDesignz, next by Jackie from TheScallopedEdge and finally by Vivian from FloridaStampinWithVivian. I also wanted to thank Christina Fischer (FlowersAndInk) for providing the inspiration for the pink belly for my bird....something I saw on one of her amazing cards on her blog recently. Be sure to stop by and say hi to these girls...they all have great blogs filled with creativity, talent and super fun ideas! As the Birdie says in today's guys are all the best!!! Now for the tag ~ I'm supposed to answer the following questions which all come in 2s then add my own at the end and tag 2 more, here we go!
1. Name your 2 favorite Scrapbooking topics.
Christmas & special family gatherings, like weddings & landmark anniversaries

2. What are the two best places you've been to? Cozumel & Switzerland
3. Name two things you do everyday.
Shower & Pray

4. Name two things that pretty much everyone knows about you.
I love stamping and I love my family
(not necessarily in that!)
5. What are your two favorite stores? If money were no object...Nordstroms & Macys
6. What are your two favorite accessories to stamp/scrap with?
Markers & anything that adds sparkle (especially Dazzling Diamonds!)
7. What are your two favorite occasions to make cards for?
Christmas and Valentine's Day
8. What are your two favorite SU! cardstock colors? Chocolate Chip & Real Red
9. Name two of your all time favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets. I've only been with SU for a little less than a everything's still pretty new to me. As of today, my all time favorites are Blooming with Happiness & Unfrogettable
10. If you had to choose two of the current Stampin' Up In Colors to make it into the big catty, what two colors would you choose? Pomegranate & Sky

11. (my question) Who are your two favorite authors? Max Lucado & John Maxwell it's time to tag two people. Hmmmm, so many fun about: Flossie from Flossie'sFollies & Chat from MeMyStampsAndI

Supplies for my card:
Stamps: A little birdie told me, Wild about you (flowers)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Bali Breeze DP, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive
Accessories: 3/16" corner punch (new to it!), copper brads & cord, Paper piercer, SU & copic markers, Sakura clear glaze pen (love that thing!)

A little birdie told tell have a great day!! = )

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

BV Challenge #1

I am so excited to share today's project with you! This all started with an email from Lori Craig asking if I might be interested in participating in a year-long, monthly Bible Verse Challenge (aka Divine Design on SCS) that would combine scripture with stamping. What an AWESOME idea! So here we's time to post our very first projects! I'll explain the details of the challenge in a minute, but first, I want to introduce you to the other "Scripture Chicks" (that was Angel's idea)! These ladies need no introduction, you already know them & their amazing work, so be sure to hop over to their blogs and check out their BVC projects~

Lori Craig ~ Make A Difference

Angel Wilde ~ Angelosity

Jami Sibley ~ More is More

Taylor Van Bruggen ~ Taylored Expressions

So...the details for the challenge are really simple. You just pick a Bible verse that is special to you and put it on a card, bookmark, scrapbook page, trading card...pretty much whatever works for you. I used my computer to print these scriptures onto cardstock, because I didn't have stamps for these verses.The 5 of us will be posting our projects on the 8th of each month during 2008 (I know today's the 10th...but from now on, it will be the 8th). I've decided to simply make a card each month which will be displayed in a prominent spot, so I can see it, and memorize the scripture during the month. I'll share my method of displaying with you next month (I've ordered something that I think is going to be really cool...but it hasn't arrived quite yet). At the end of the month, the card will go into a special box. At the end of the year, I will have 12 cards completed. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep them or give them away as gifts....I'm still deciding. A couple of the ones that are extra special to me might even get framed and used as wall art! My daughter, Megan, asked if I would make her a bookmark each month, using a scripture she's chosen. She a grown up college kid who loves bright colors, flowers and I know she especially LOVES this SU Unfrogettable I used all her favorite things along with her scripture on this bookmark~

If you want to play along, just make your project and upload it to the SCS gallery using the keywords: BVC08. It will be really fun to look through the gallery and see everyone's projects!! AND leave me a comment, linking me to your project...I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at . By the way, a great resource I use is look up verses, reference different versions, find keywords...really great site!

One of my New Years resolutions was to make time each morning, before anything else, to read my bible & pray. Something I try to do on a daily basis, but when life gets busy, it somehow gets pushed a little further down the priority list. As I'm reading, I'll be choosing a scripture for each month that is extra special to me and that's the one I'll use on my BVC project. This month, I've chosen a verse from Psalms's one of my favorites and it is truly the prayer of my heart. I also wanted to mention that the layout for my card was from Jen's (iheart2stamp) sketch challenge. Great it, thanks Jen!

Supplies for my card~ Stamps: none...the verse was printed from my computer Paper: Old Olive, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Bali Breeze DP Ink: some sponging with Old Olive Accessories: Ticket corner punch, SU retired satin choc ribbon & non-su Olive ribbon, Pewter brads, CB embossing, Hodgepodge hardware

Supplies for Meg's bookmark~

Stamps: Unfrogettable, Wild about you, Background basics Paper: Pink Passion, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Whisper White Ink: Computer for verse, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Black Stazon Accessories: SU & Copic Markers, Sakura clear stardust & glaze pens, self-adhesive rhinestones by Kaiserscrapbook, Corner rounder punch (retired), non-SU ribbon

This IS the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Elzybells Kickstand Card

This is for today's SCS Sketch make a kickstand card. It's my very first ever kickstand card....but it won't be my last. Really fun to try. Click HERE for all the details on today's sketch challenge. Thanks Rox for another super fun sketch to try!! I hear Elzybells is going to release some new stamps soon...hooray! For this card, I covered up that sweet little singing bird with cut-out hearts to create a Valentine theme = )

Supplies for this card ~
Stamps: Elzybells Wintersong, Short & Sweet (hearts), Happy Heart Day (flowers), Retired SU sentiment

Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red
Accessories: Coluzzle, Marvy Mega Scallop (purple), Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing, SU & Copic Markers, Dazzling Diamonds, Liquid Applique, Heat Gun, Paper piercer, Sweet Treat ribbon, Sakura clear stardust pen
Have a great evening! Be sure & check back tomorrow...I have a fun new challenge to share with you = ) !

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Birthday Wishes Tutorial

First of all, I want to wish Cami (Turnbow) a VERY happy birthday! Today is her birthday and I'm SURE her email, blog & mailbox are overflowing with happy wishes, but I wanted to add mine to the pile. Cami is part of my up-up-up line and not only is she super talented and pretty, she is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet (plus, she shares my love for of the many things I like about Cami!). I'm sure it's already in your favorites, but here's a link to her blog so you can hop over and wish her a happy day (stampalittlelovebaby)! Cami, I hope all your birthday wishes come true!!! I used Jen's (ihearttostamp) sketch challenge for the layout...I love her sketches, they're so much fun!
This new Ginger Blossom DP has helped me so much with a few of the colors I've struggled with in the past (guava, river rock & cameo coral). Not only am I not avoiding those colors anymore, I'm really enjoying working with them! This card also gave me a chance to use my new Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons from SU. I'm just getting started with those...they're a lot of fun!

Next, a quick tutorial. I've had a few people aks how I've incorporated DP into my Happy Heart Day images. It's really very simple and once you see how this technique is done, you'll look at your stamps in a whole new way! I took a few photos as I was making this card to show you how it's done. Basically I stamp my images, in this case I did a little masking and placed the butterflies around the birthday sentiment. I decided to color in my butterflies, which you really don't have to do. I just did it because I was deciding as I went, about which wings to replace with DP and which ones to leave colored. Then I stamp my image onto DP and carefully cut out the wings. The most important tool for this technique is a nice sharp pair of paper scissors that can easily trim into tiny spaces. I used my SU Paper Snips...they make the trimming so, so easy!!!
Next, I just turned my wings over, added a little roll-on adhesive and covered the colored wing with a DP wing. Important little detail to keep in mind... although the wings look similar, there is a difference between the right and left wing, so you want to be aware of that when cutting and placing the wings. In the next picture you can see the first wing that I placed.

This last picture shows the completed image piece. I used my Sakura Clear Stardust pen to trace around all the wings and to add shimmery dots to the non-DP wings.

Another example, from a previous post of how I used DP to cover the heart with the Happy Heart Day Mouse, can be seen HERE.

One more thing I wanted to share with you. I found a relatively inexpensive natural light desk lamp today. So far, I'm very pleased. It's a Vison Max by Tensor. I found it at my local Walmart for $39.95. Not sure how much the replacement bulbs will be, but they are supposed to be long lasting and energy hopefully I won't have to worry about that for a while. I tested it by taking a couple of photos under it and it was fantastic. True color. It tilts from the head as well as from the base and turns on and off with touch. Not bad for $39.95!! I find that generally, you get what you pay for, but in this case, so far, so good = )

Supplies used for this card~

Stamps: Happy Heart Day and Hugs & Wishes

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Shimmery White, Ginger Blossom DP

Ink: Timber Stazon

Accessories: Eastern Elegance rub-ons, Silver cord, Copic marker (R43), Sakura clear stardust pen, Fiskar scallop scissors, Paper piercer

Happy Tuesday = )

Happy Heart Case

This card is my case of this week's featured SCS Stamper....the wonderful Nancy Riley! You can check out the card that I cased and the rest of her amazing SCS Gallery HERE and her fabulous iStamp blog HERE. She used really bright vivid colors in her card, so I challenged myself to try something brighter and more contrasting than what I'd normally reach for. It's so fun to try something new. Nancy used Beate's weekend sketch challenge for her can check that out HERE. The little orange elephant and flowers are pretty and shimmery irl, but on this rainy day in Oregon, very hard to get a photo that shows those details. I keep looking out the window for Noah and his ark...with all this rain, I'm sure he must be around here somewhere = ) ! Not much time to post today, but I have several projects in the works and can't wait to show you those...including a very special project and new challenge on Thursday and quick technique tutorial later this stay tuned!

I am still waiting for my shipment of new stamps and supplies from the new SU Spring Summer collection, but in the meanwhile, I'm loving this Happy Heart Day set.... so many pieces and so many ways to use them. It's my favorite (for now anyway!).

Supplies for this card ~
Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Rose Red, Temp Turquoise, Guava, Shimmery White, Bali Breeze
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: SU & Copic Markers, Paper piercer, 1- 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" circle punches, Sakura clear glaze & stardust pens, non-su turquoise ribbon

Enjoy your Day = ) !

Friday, January 4, 2008

Ginger Blossom Challenge

I LOVE sketch challenges...such a great way to learn! This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge 157. Thanks Roxie, for another great sketch!! This card features two of my favorite things from SU's great new Spring Summer Collection...Ginger Blossom DP and the Happy Heart Day stamp set! That new catalog is filled with great new stamp sets, designer papers and accessories. Such a fun way to start the new year!

Supplies for this card~
Stamp: Happy Heart day

Paper: Ruby Red, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Shimmery White, Ginger Blossom DP
Ink: Stazon Timber
Accessories: SU & Copic markers, Sakura clear glaze & stardust pen, Sakura red stardust pen, Paper piercing tool, Ruby brads, double stitched River Rock ribbon, Ticket corner punch, Horizontal slot punch

Have a Fantastic Friday = ) !

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sweet Treats Valentine Bundle

Happy 2008!! Here's quick and easy little project I made with supplies from Stampin' Up's Sweet Treats Valentine Bundle Special! From January 2nd-30th, when you purchase the new Happy Heart Day Stamp set, Medium cello bags and a roll of Real Red 5/8" grosgrain get a roll (15 yards) of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon for FREE!!! That's a $7.95 value...for FREE!!! The Happy Heart Day stamp set includes so many fun and versatile stamps, it's one of my favorites from the new Spring Summer Collection! I custom mounted the set,which made it easy to stamp the sweet little heart flowers as a border for my goodie bag. You can see how I mounted this set HERE.

Supplies used for this project:

Stamps: Happy Heart Day

Paper: Real Red, Regal Rose & Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Small and Large Tag Punch, Horizontal slot punch, 1" and 1 1'4" circle punches, SU real red & regal rose markers, Sakura clear glaze & clear stardust pens, Regal Rose 5/8" gg ribbon, White 1/4" gg ribbon, medium cello bags, peppermint patties

I can't wait for tomorrow.I can finally place my order from the new SU Spring Summer Collection!! Woooo-hoooo = ) !!!!!