Sunday, September 20, 2009


It's so much fun stamping with girlfriends! I'm blessed to be able to get together with a group of 5 talented stampers. We all have different styles which is what makes it extra fun! During our most recent get together, we each designed a card, and without showing the others the card they were given the supplies to construct their own. At the end of the night, we revealed the real design and the participant that created a card closest to the original was gifted an embellishment goodie. This is the one I created to share. I thought it would be very simple for the gals to figure out, but I stumped them all! They all did come up with cute sketches of their own though!

Here's the recipe for my Stumped card:

Stamps: SU Falling Leaves and Woodgrain BG
Paper: SU in-colors of Soft Suede, Curry and Dusty Durango
Ink: Same as paper colors, plus Sakura White Gel Pen and Versamark
Accessories: SU punches, SU in-color ribbon

Sunday, September 13, 2009


When I think summer, I think icecream. And since summer is my fave season, I will be stretching it out until the first cold, rainy day. Which, in SO CAL, might be a while! Sorry to rub it in . . . anywho, I decided to create in neapolitan today - so yummy!

I had a lot of fun creating this card. I CASEd it from Shannon Teubner (aka steubner on SCS) who was the featured stamper on SCS this week. Isn't this layout great! Nestabilitiies were used to create the circle layers and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. Here are more deets:

Stamps: SU Heard From The Heart
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Papertreyink DSP
Ink: SU C. Chip and Blush Blossom
Accessories: Pearls, SU Ribbon, Nestabilities, MS Punch

Monday, September 7, 2009


Paper tole is among my favorite techniques to design with. It's an effortless method to use for getting dramatic 3D and textured results. Basically all that is needed is multiple shapes of the same image stacked with dimensional adhesive one on top of the other. In the design above, I punched a butterfly four times and layered them with dimensional tape. My inspiration for this card was triggered by the white butterflies that have been frequenting the Latana bush in my backyard. They look delightful as they dance around the greenery. I entered this card in the CAS31 challenge on SCS (pop it up!) Here are more details and have a great day1

Stamps: SU Inspired by Nature
Paper: SU Mellow Moss, WWhite
Ink: SU Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, True Thyme
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Silver Nailheads, Silver gel pen

Sunday, September 6, 2009


This week's IC challenge on SCS is to draw inspiration from
a website called Moyna Bags. I was drawn to the ALL DONE IN RED category and from there it was real easy to choose an inspiration piece:
The sketch is done up from this week's SCS SC244 which I really like. I'll definitely return to this layout. The images are from Cornish Heritage Farms and SU. The ribbon is SU and the bling is from a muse. All layers are popped up with dimensionals. I'll postal this card over to my DGD who loves horses along with some trinkets and goodies of course!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Papertrey White, Cranberry Crisp, BBlack
Paper: Paisley BG, CHF Chicken Wire BG, CHF Happy Trails
Ink: SU Cranberry Crisp, Momento Black
Accessories: SU Ribbon, A Muse Bling

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This card is a CASE from one of my favorite stamper artists, sleepyinseatle on SCS. Her is full of projects of perfection! If you click on the title of this card you will be linked to her gallery!
I like the strong color scheme in this design, The image was colored with the new in-color markers from SU. In fact, all supplies are SU!
Our neighbors have bees in their attic which lends to lots of the critters working busily amongst our lavender. They are interesting to watch - so industrious! I need more of their energy. Maybe I should eat more honey!
Stamps: SU Bloomin' Beautiful, Simply Said
Paper: Wild Wasabi DSP, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, WWhite
Ink: Same as above, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Pretties Kit half pearls, 3/4 inch circke punch, SU scallop punch, Dimensionals


See, this is why I *heart* the challenges on blogs as well as SCS - they can force you out of your box! This design is not my usual style but it was tons of fun to create! Today's WT challenge is to design using variegated. I immediately thought of this SU Baroque background stamp and didn't look back twice. I inked it using Kaleidacolor Bouquet on glossy paper - voila - instant variegated! I used South Pacific flowers from Prima and a zinnia sticker flower from MS gifted by Kathleen - TU! I added a row of variegated Flame Robin's Nest dew drops. The final touch to the design is the fluffy bow which is from a spool of special value ribbon, purchased a Mike's and a sentiment punched with the new SU tag punch.

Here's more deets and thanks for looking!

Stamps: Baroque, Short and Sweet
Paper: Glossy White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Kaleidacolor Bouquet, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Primas, MS Floral, RIbbon from Mike's, SU punch, Robin's Nest Dew Drops