Thursday, April 26, 2007


Funny thing happened yesterday. I got a sweet comment on this card from Melissa. She said that I had inspired her to do the crayon resist technique at her next class and gave me the link to her blog, Melissa's Moments. Imagine my surprise when I see her card! it looks very similar to the other card I did for my Stamp Club in April! Great minds think alike!

Here is the card I did. I used the ghosting technique. My club members were wanting to learn something that they could use their brayers with and this seemed to be a good place to start.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations & Petal Prints Ink: Jet Black StazOn and Rose Red Paper: Naturals White, Basic Black and Glossy White Accessories: Black Wide and White organdy ribbon & brayer

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spring Blogger Swap

I participated in the Spring Blogger Swap hosted by Sarah Moore recently. I received several gorgeous swaps back this week. So over the next few weeks I will be sharing them with you. I was in two groups. The first group had to create a card using a set from the Spring Mini Catalog and were only allowed to use SU! products.

This is the card I created. I was heavily inspired by this card over on Amy's blog Heartfelt Greetings. I loved the paper she used and wanted to recreate it using stamps. I was a little more complicated than I had anticipated, but I am happy with the results. To create the look, I used glossy paper. I stamped my images using StazOn ink and then used a white crayon to cover the entire area of each image and some of the area surrounding them. I then brayered on my turquoise ink and then buffed the card stock off. This left me with completely white images. I then colored in selected areas using my SU! markers. Be sure you let the piece dry between each color or you will get a mess. A complete tutorial for this technique can be found here. After finishing the focal panel I stamped dots on the top half of the yellow card base and then attached the red card stock and did some faux stitching around the edges. I tied on some turquoise ribbon, stamped a sentiment and then I layered my focal panel onto more card stock and added some red brads.

Stamps: Doodle That, Much Appreciated & Itty Bitty Backgrounds Inks: Craft White, Real Red, Jet Black Staz On & Tempting Turquoise Paper: Real Red, Glossy White, Whisper White & Yo Yo Yellow Accessories: White Singo Gel Pen, S! REal Red, Yoo Yo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore Markers, Paper Piercer, Red Brads,Turquoise Grosgrain, Brayer & White Crayon

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Kirsten over at Confessions of a Naptime Stamper tagged me TWICE! Once so that I can list my top 5 blogs and once to tell you 10 weird things about me. Most everyone has been tagged already so I am listing some blogs that I frequent that you may not have seen yet.

Belinda's Stamping Space

Inking Aloud

Kim's Basement Stamping

Stamping 101

Paula Ponders

And 10 weird things about me... well, weird is a strong word but I will play anyways.

1. I am a big crybaby! I even cry at commercials.
2. I only knew my husband for a month when we got engaged.
3. I only knew him 3 months when we got married.
4. I cannot stand for people to touch my belly button.
5. I love Disney music.
6. I am a very organized person, but my stamp room is a disaster.
7. When putting things in alphabetical order I often think in Spanish.
8. When packing up my house I assigned each room a color ( living room = green, kitchen = yellow etc.) and then put that color tape on the outside of the box.
9. I describe colors using Stampin' Up! names. Like, " she was wearing a Ballet Blue Shirt and a Pretty in Pink necklace."
10. I did not want kids when I was growing up. Now I have 3 and plan to homeschool them all.

Another Trifold

I just fell in love with these little trifold triangle cards. I decided to do one for my May Stamp Club. Here is the design I came up with. I used my Recollections Designer Series Paper and my Roses in Winter set. So pretty, in my opinion. On the inside I included a ivory piece of card stock to write a message to the recipient on.
Stamps: Roses in Winter Ink: Cranberry Crisp & Mellow Moss Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss & Naturals Ivory Card Stock, Recollections DSP Accessories: Wine Organdy Ribbon

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Monday's Technique Lovers Challenge was to do a Triangle Trifold Card. I had never done one of these so I headed over to Beate's tutorial. I love her step by step instructions. This was a very easy card to do and I just love how cute it is. I will most likely be teaching this at my next Stamp Club meeting.

On this card I was finally got to use the acrylic stamps that Asela sent to me. This was the first time I had used acrylics and they were definitely different. The jury is still out, I am unsure if I like using them or not.

Stamps: Micheal's Dolor Stamps Ink: Color Box Wisteria and Yellow Citrus Chalk Inks Paper: Whisper White, YoYo Yellow and Orchid Opulence Accessories: Orchid Stitched Grosgrain by Just Enough

Monday, April 16, 2007

I'm Back!!

Well, the house is on the market, it is painted and all non essential items are packed up and shipped out. The only things left are some minor repairs, cleaning out the basement and keeping my house clean enough for people to walk through. I did get to stamp recently. I had two swaps due and i will be showing you those latter this week. I also had my Stamp Club this past weekend. Here is the card we did.

This card features the Crayon Resist technique. I love the way this technique highlights an image. I also featured some of the In Color line since it will be retiring soon.

I hope to do some more stamping this week and get my stamp room somewhat cleaned up. We will see how that goes.

Stamps: Natural Beauty and Mini Mates Paper: Whisper White, Vintage Violet, Marigold Morning, and True Thyme Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Vintage Violet, Marigold Morning, and True Thyme Accessories: Thyme stitched grosgrain, white crayon and sponges

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Retired Sets For Sale

As you know we will be moving soon. In an effort to keep the boxes to a minimum I am selling some of my retired sets that I never reach for anymore. A friend has listed them on eBay for me. (side note: Thank You so much, Tami. I would have never found the time to get these online.) So be sure and take a look HERE if you are looking for retired sets or if you just want to help me have less to pack (wink).

Monday, April 2, 2007

Another Secret Sister Card

Well, we put the house on the market this weekend. So needless to say, it has been crazy around here. I still have not done any stamping. I need to finish my Blogger Swaps, so I will stamp this week, only I can't show you. I hope to have something new to share soon.

In the meantime, here is another card I made for my Secret Sister a while back. The base is Pretty in Pink. I stamped the circle and flower from Sweet Shapes in pink on it then I highlighted them with my white gel pen. I then cut a strip from an embossed sheet of white. I highlighted the circles using a sponge dauber and pink ink. I tied on some pink dotted organdy and finished off with the word sweet (highlighted again) in the bottom corner.

Stamps: Sweet Shapes Inks: Pretty in Pink Card Stock: Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Accessories: Bloom Dots Embossing Folder by Provo Craft, White gel pen and Dotted organdy from Wal-Mart.