Fleurette Thanks!

a very fast and simple card!

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The Shabby Tea Room Challenge 9

This weeks challenge: “Chipboard challenge” – use chipboard on a card or project.  Well the new smooch spritz makes covering chipboard easy peasy!

We made a version of this card at my friend Bridget’s workshop this weekend.  we tried the technique Poppin’ Pastels!  Every time I bring out my chalks I wonder why I don’t use them more!  

So here’s how its done:  Stamp the medallion image in versamark ink.  the using your sponge daubers apply the chalk in a circular motion to add the color to the image.  it should pop right away!  

my chalk colors are chocolate chip & rose red.

I used the Smooch spritz in log cabin to color my chipboard letters.  then I smooched spritzed the whole card in Vanilla Shimmer to give it a whole lot more sparkle.  you can see it in the 1st picture.  

I lightly sponged the kraft cord button in soft suede and distressed and sponged the edges,    So Pretty in real life!!!

I think this is a close to “shabby” as I’ll ever be….have you seen some of the very cool shabby chic cards at the Shabby Tea Room??  Come and play!

Stamps: Medallion

Paper Soft suede, rose red, Naturals white cardstock

Ink: versamark, soft suede for sponging the edges

Accessories:  chipboard, chalks, sponge daubers, smooch spritz in log cabin and Vanilla Shimmer, kraft coruroy button, distress tool.  

Make sure you stop back tomorrow for Some FABULOUS projects— my kids teachers have a great teacher appreciation week.  (wink)

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Last Chance- the Retired list



It’s June 1 and Guess what?  Its time to say goodbye to some beloved stamps and accessories!  BUT…..

It’s always sad to see some of our beloved stamp sets go but at the same time I know when the old stuff goes out, Stampin’ Up! always has something 

SPECTACULAR around the corner.  


I AM JUST GIDDY WITH EXCITEMENT!!!!! Because I’ve been looking at the Sneak Peek Stampin’

Up! stuff.  All I can say is hold on to your stampin’ panties.  It’s all awesome. 
HERE is what you need for the Last chance items (formerly the retired list):  

  • Here is the Retired List in a PDF format for you HERE!
  • Here is the Retired Accessories List  HERE! 

****Remember, this list of products goes QUICKLY!  If you want something on this list, buy it

 quick.  You will notice some of these products have a discount. some is at 50% off!  wooohooo   Isn’t that FABULOUS! discount is visible at check out.  CLICK HERE to shop. (it may be slow today)
Club ladies: if you wait for club order you will get stamp sets but you may not get accessories.  These sell out FAST and a bunch are on sale!!

  •  Lastly, here is the Decor Elements Retired List.  Oh, don’t miss out on these beauties.  Click HERE to view! and lots are on sale!

If you have questions- or want to order Email mail me.  especially if my SU website is slow!

And now the card:  another artisan entry

Whooo loves you?

Just a quick post today.  I have tons to get done and a workshop too!

This is the new owl Chipboard.  I covered him in retired prints paper and colored his feet, eyes and heart with SU markers.


Stamps: Holidays and wishes

Paper:  Bashful blue card stock and prints dsp, rose red, junior varsity dsp (retired)

Ink:  black

Accessories:  On board so Tweet chipboard, SU glue stick, markers for coloring the chipboard, rose red wide stitched ribbon, 5 petal flower punch for the owl wings, 1/2 circle punch for eyes.

There is a flower in my pocket

I used some chipboard!  That was last years resolution is to use some chipboard.  A simple pocket card mounted on a card front.  I colored the chipboard with a chocolate chip marker.  EASY.


Stamps:  Thank You kindly

Paper:  Chocolate chip, pretty in pink, close to cocoa, and retired close to cocoa dsp

Ink: chocolate chip

Accessories:  Hidden garden rub ons,  chip board, curly label punch bundle, ribbon

and for those that need a glimpse of my vacation….read on…

Over Thanksgiving we spent time with family here near Jacksonville, FLA.  We went on a 5 day cruise (also with family) and to Atlantis….YES I did all the water slides and the leap of faith.  It was AWESOME.

Here is a shot of me (taken by my daughter) racing my son down one of the slides at Atlantis,  Yes he won.  

tomorrow- back to reality!  Its been 2 weeks wonderful weeks.  Today I am at my Mom’s here in Florida.  My Dad is having surgery today so we are taking care of the dogs and visiting him later this afternoon.  I hope to make some of my Christmas cards today.  (Yup…I packed a whole suitcase of stamping stuff)  Tomorrow you will see my cookie exchange invites I made before I left for the cruise.

Books for the Cook Stamp Class by Mail

“Books for the Cook” Stamp class by Mail. These are sooo easy to make and are such great gifts.

Class Kits includes:

  • the 5×5 Onboard Chipboard Art Journal
  • 2 pieces of Hodge podge hardware: a bookplate and a ribbon slider (styles may vary)
  • pre-punched tabs for the side pages (in card stock that matches)
  • Stamped image of the Voila Chef ready to color and cut out
  • pre-cut and sprial punched Designer Paper for the front cover, back cover and 2 inside covers.
  • 20 pre-cut recipe pages and 20 matching card stock mats
  • a Spiral punch tutorial for covering SU onboard journals
  • a recipe page template (via email)
  • stamped embellishements as shown (“Bon Appetite” and “recipes”)
  • 12″ of coordinating ribbon
  • SU glue stick
  • Stampin’ Up! designer paper of your choice! : Spring Break, Jersey Shore, East Coast Prep, Ginger Blossom, Spring Fling, Berry Bliss, Summer Picnic or Designer Series Prints paper.
  • “Follow the Picture” basic instructions

Class Price: $24.50, plus $4.75 priority mail shipping if you are unable to pick up your kit.

RSVP: 18th of June

Materials will be ordered June 19th. Kits will mail on or near June 30th

Email me!!!

Chipboard flower & the Grid technique

This is made with the center of the Chipboard flower from the Club card posted yesterday. I colored this small flower with a real red marker and then adhere the button with a small glue dot. this is then attached to a Die Cut Bloom (from the Occasions Mini– extended until June 30th) The leaves are made with old olive scraps and the paper crimper.

GRID TECHNIQUE: the whisper white panel is scored on a diagonal in both directions 1″ apart. I scored 1/4″ border around the edges. What a great technique!


Stamps: sentiment is from Papertreyink.com

Paper: whisper white, bashful blue


Accessories: chipboard, real red marker, button, striped ribbon, die cut blooms, scor-pal (you can use any scoring tool for this), paper crimper for the leaves.

Rejected Rejected Rejected

These projects were submitted to Stampin’ Up for selection of the Convention Display Stampers. Yup I was rejected. Oh well, you never know unless you try.

I submitted a 12×12 (Little lady), a 6×6 (Pumpkin Patch) and 3 cards. (the other 2 cards were versions of some already posted) These pages- I LOVE them. I am not a big scrapper so for me these were a big accomplishment. I am so glad I took pictures of them so I can re-create them and put them into my slowly evolving album. In hindsight- my page themes were pretty basic and obvious- not really out of the box or different. By next year I will have some more experience and will try again. I hope these make it to the display wall at Convention or Stampin’ Successs! Let me know if you “spot” them anywhere.

Chipboard Birthday

This was the birthday card I made for my Dad. His birthday is New Year’s Eve, but we celebrate it on New Year’s Day. I think I did OK with making it masculine and I love the chipboard star. Its cover with night of navy craft ink. I punched a hole with the crop-a-dile and tied the cranberry ribbon on. This is part of my new year’s resolution: to use chipboard ( I have tons of it!)

Stamps: Its your birthday
Ink: night of navy craft ink, old olive
Paper: night of navy, old olive, so saffron and unknown stripe paper
Other: crop-a-dile, scrap ribbon, marvy mega circle punch and chipboard.