I’m home with loads of new ideas!

Be back tomorrow with some fun items to share! Sleep was not a priority…so I’m going to bed EARLY!!!!

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Christmas card designs

One of my club members (Hi Perrie)  asked me to design some Christmas cards for her.  She sent me a page of stamped images that she loves and these are what I came up with.  

So How did I do? It was a fun little challenge and best of all she loved them and she has already added a few of the items used in the cards to her last club order!  (I am sneaky, LOL).  These designs lend themselves to a variety of stamped images.  Check out your stamps- Do any of your holiday images fit these layouts??  & The glitter is there-look close!

Stamps:  Unknown

Paper:  Holiday Treasures, Celery, riding hood red, chocolate chip

Ink:  Brown, from what I can see

Accessories:  Wide oval & square scallop, scallop edge & circle punches, various ribbon and Brads, piercing tool,  dimensionals, markers for coloring

Its a Celebration…

I made this to highlight the Big Shot (I used the Top Note XL die) and for the Creative challenge on Shelli’s blog.  Each month Shelli, the CEO and co-founder of Stampin’ Up! has a creative challenge.  Here is my submission for her “Celebrate” challenge.

It was a fun morning at the bus stop this past Monday.  The smiles were big for both the kids and the parents.  LOL


Stamps: Celebrate Everything, Best Yet (hostess)

Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Bashful blue DSP

Ink:  Pacific Point

Accessories:  Pacific Point striped ribbon, rhinestone brad, new largest oval punch, slot punch.

Wonderful Flowers

This card was one that the ladies made at a workshop before I left for convention.  I forgot that I did not post it.  Its really beautiful in person and luckily it fits the challenge submitted by Nicole.  Flowers and 6×3 in Size.

Thanks Nicole!

I stamped a 2nd set of flowers, cut them out, curled the edges slightly and then added dazzling diamonds for some bling.

Stay tuned for a few more challenges.  I have already made 2 new projects from the comments left.  Very Fun! and like other challenges out there they make you think outside the box.  Some of the stamps mentioned I do not own, but I will improvise so you can easily transfer it to the set you do have.  Thanks ….its nice to dust off a few sets!

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!


Stamps:Wonderful You

Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, whisper white

Ink:Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss

Accessories: Paper snips to cut out the flowers.  Dazzling Diamonds

Challenge Me!

I am looking for a challenge.  Knowing we are just days away for a new catalog and new accessories, which by the way are fabulous, I thought I should dust off a few sets I already own to revive them and pay attention to them.

Post a comment here and tell me what stamp set you want me to “dust off” and make a card with.  I may not have all of them, but I have a nice collection of stamps.  *wink*

Thanks in advance for Challenging me!

My Club Challenge

Each of my Stampers 10 club members got this Challenge in their June Packages

I put a whole bunch of goodies in this “Peek-a-Boo” box.  Everyone’s box of goodies contained the same items and their ultimate goal is to use as many of the items as they can in some projects. I am awarding 3 prizes to club members based on whoever uses the most items from their box, whoever uses the most other Stampin’ Up! items on their project(s) and the most creative project (this will be voted on by all club members). 

Their projects do not need to be exclusively Stampin Up! but clearly a prize is in order if they do!

I plan to give them 4-6 weeks to submit their creations!  I can’t wait to see what they come up with!  Playing in the challenge is totally optional, the goodie box is my Thank you for their business!

Here is a link to a thread with the tutorial on the Peek-A-Boo Box

Email me if you would like to join one of my Stampers 10 clubs


Stamps: Lovely Labels, So Swirly Wheel

Paper: Close to cocoa, Soft Sky

Ink: Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: various punches, acetate and lots of Stamping goodies

a very late color challenge

These were for the Sage shadow, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip color challenge ( CC168) on Splitcoaststampers last week.  I made them and forgot to take the picture and post.  I also did the Try a new technique challenge, which was a box with a 3×3 card and envelopes.  Those I hope to post this week.  All Supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

and an alternate version….I left the sentiment off this one so I could use it for any occasion.  Maybe a Sympathy card seems to fit the bill.  

Stamps: Essence of Love

Paper: Sage shadow, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip

Ink: Sage shadow, chocolate chip

Accessories:  Hodgepodge hardware, wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug, rectangle nestabilities, sponge, markers in chocolate chip and sage shadow, dazzling diamonds, word window punch, ticket corner punch

Eastern Elegance & SCS color challenge

I was saving these big flower rub-ons from the Eastern Elegance set for just the right card. I wasn’t really sure what to do with them until I saw this card by Nancy Riley, who cased it from Jacki Pedro. Not only did I find a great way to use these I also found a good reason to use my pearls from the Pretties kit. this color combo follows the color challenge from Splitcoast 2 weeks ago using Pomegranate, soft sky and black. I really like how these turned out and they look way better in real life! Thanks Nancy & Jackie for the great idea!

Stamps: Short and sweet
Ink: black
paper: soft sky, pomegranate, black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Pretties Kit, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, various punches and ribbon.

Featured stamper- From last week

I made this card when “Scrapnextras” on Splitcoast was the featured stamper. Never got to post- since the germs have invaded my home and all 5 of us have been sick for 2 weeks. First the kids then me and my husband! YUK!

And then this morning– no web, no email, limited web access now-Internet outage through Comcast! Its killing me! I love my computer!

For the card I changed the base card color and the layers. The rest I kept basically the same. I will link to the original card soon, I can’t access Splitcoast–arrggghhh!

Edited to add: Here is the original card- can you believe I had the same paper? CLICK HERE


Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: none
Paper: DP by junkitz, celery, pixie pink, turquoise, white
accessories: Flower fusion, flower punch, die cut blooms, markers for the stamp, gold brad