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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy HOWL-o-ween

Rex our lovable, high-energy puppy dressed up for the Pet Smart Howloween parade and doggie get-together. Yes, he actually kept the costume on (for about 2 seconds). Don't even ask how long it took to take this picture. Does he look like Yoda? And as for the headpiece... well, that was a little impossible. Why do pet parents do these things?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autumn Stamp Camp - Manhattan Purse Card

Looks like September has gone in a flash - as it always seems to do. If you missed stamp camp this month, you can take a peek at some of the projects that you can try this Fall. If you have any questions about these projects, feel free to email me at

Do you "wish big" when you look in your purse? This purse will give you a reason to do just that! Inside there is a special place for a gift card.

Autumn Stamp Camp - Halloween Shaker

Stampin' Up came out with this adorable stamp set and candy holder in the Winter Mini Catalog. What a great decoration, special treat or gift topper the set offers. Basically, you stamp, punch, add candy, add a stick (optional) and adhere together:

Autumn Stamp Camp - Brayer Sunset

Dig that brayer out of your tool box and roll 2 colors on glossy cardstock. Roll on those cute "Haunting" kids from the Stampin Up wheel collection, and add a tree. Paper piercing adds a little more dimension to the card - so don't forget to pull out those tools, too.

Autumn Stamp Camp - Baby Wipe Technique

Don't you love the foods of Fall and the company of good friends? We made this bag for the next time a gift is needed for the hostess of a cozy get-together. To get the multicolored pheasant, we tried the baby wipe technique with the latest in-colors. Here's a close-up:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sock Monkey Trying to Be Funny

Every year my brother finds the funniest cards for everyone's birthday! Now it's become quite my challenge to try and come up with a humorous Stampin' Up card for HIS birthday. So, here's my attempt...

On the outside, I paperpieced the sock monkey coming out of the scallop square punch and attached the saying: "You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out..." On the inside it reads: "What if the HOKEY POKEY really is what it's ALL about?" It's from the Smarty Pants set:

Would love to know what you think...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Top Note - Note Card

With Rex and house training taking up a good part of our free time, I've had to find quicker ways to create... is that possible??? So, as you can imagine, that's not good for my creative mojo. I'm finding that the clean and simple cards are the way to go. There are some great challenges on SCS. Here's one for this week. Thanks for visiting and please feel free to comment.

Trying to add a little something to the inside of my cards, too!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Purple Challenge!

How could I resist a challenge to use purple??? This is actually my second try to this challenge and this layout challenge.

I used the Rich Razzleberry Designer paper with the clear button to create the center of the flower. That was fun to put together and I really think that adds a nice punch of color to match the ribbon and background flourish.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Le Medallion Again

I am totally loving this Medallion, and have to play with it again. I followed this sketch challenge, but used my own color combo... yes, it's Rich Razzleberry again!

I stamped the Medallion in the craft Very Vanilla to create the background, added Le Jardin's flower and accented with Dazzling Diamonds (though not easy to see in the picture). And, of course, had to finish everything off with a Rhinestone Brad (love them).

Hope it inspires you to do some stamping on this humid, stormy day.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Simply Medallion

When I saw the Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge this week, I had to give it a go, especially since Rex (our new puppy) has been keeping us plenty busy with even less time to stamp... gasp! What better stamp to use than the Medallion to create a quick and easy card?

To make the blurred colors on the Medallion, I inked the Medallion stamp in Apricot Appeal and sponged with Pixie Pink. To complete the color challenge here, I also added Certainly Celery.

Do you need ideas for those little scraps of paper? Don't forget to check the deal of the week. It is the last deal of the week and it's a good one! I love this heart punch! The hearts come in 3 different, cute shapes - use 1 or use them all. I love the tiny heart (used in this card) or in this card, or in this card.

Friday, July 24, 2009


The cutest little puppycake decided to come home with us yesterday. He's quite an active little guy. I'm sure he'll be the subject of a scrapbook someday... for now, though, it's all about cleaning up his little gifts.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Daisy & Razzleberry Baby Greetings

This baby card was commissioned by DH for a co-worker. Hope the new mom likes it!

Yes, it's another daisy card! Can this daisy be any more beautiful? If you have not guessed, I am quite addicted to it - seems to give every card that special punch. Speaking of punch, how about that Rich Razzleberry color? Definitely a fav!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Rich Razzleberry Fabric Daisy

Well, I knew I could... Now, I've done it! I made the daisy from fabric and freezer paper - so cool! The next time you get those Sizzix dies out, try them with fabric. There's a wonderful challenge here with a simple tutorial. I would love to see what you come up with... Go have some fun!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Owl Love...

I'm taking the Ways to Use It Challenge (WT227) - Seeing Double. Quick and easy... just what I need on a busy morning. Hope you enjoy. Supplies: Animal Stories Stamp Set, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and of course, some Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Razzleberry Lemonade Anyone?

I am lovin' this Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper. I would have never put these colors together on my own - but this paper is inspiring and fantastic! The Big Shot & Sizzix tools (i.e. the Daisy) has added such a dimension to stamping.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Razzle Dazzle Delight

Welcome to my first post on my newly launched stamping blog. I hope you find inspiration as you take your creative journey... or holiday. Don't forget to bring along your stamps, ink and paper as you come along.

So, I just ordered these new In Colors by Stampin' Up! They are so vivid - not quite what I'm used to, but I love the summer feel they bring.
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