Showing posts from January, 2007



I thought I would show you all another wonderful feature of Splitcoaststampers. It is a resource page. Here a place where you can see many different tutorials for stamping techniques. Below are just a sampling of some of the great techniques available.
Acetate and Tissue tutorial
Baby Wipe tutorial
Faux Glassine Paper
Frosted Filter tutorial
Magic Snowflake tutorial
Polished Stone tutorial
Salted Background tutorial
Shaving cream tutorial
Watercolor landscaping tutorial
Altered Game piece tutorial
Ribbon dyeing tutorial Enjoy Virginia

Workshop Brag book

This was one of the workshop projects we did this month! I can't remember who showed me this Idea but I love it! It is such a nice way to carry photos.


3 clear envelopes (or how ever many photos you want to have)
1 Sheet of Chocolate chip card stock cut half to 8 ½” X 5 ½ ”
1 Sheet of Buckaroo Blue card stock cut 5 ½ “ 4 ¼ “
1 Sheet of Very vanilla Card stock 3 ½” X 2 ¼”
1 piece of Chocolate chip card stock cut 3 ¾” X 2 ½ “
1 piece of ivory organdy ribbon cut 12 in
1 piece of Hemp Twine cut 12 in
2 short pieces of brown ribbon
Watercolor crayons
Aqua painter

Stamp sets
Natural Beauty

Chocolate chip


Stamp Chocolate Chip cover with Weathered back ground in Chocolate chip
Score Chocolate chip card stock ½ in from short edge fold
Stamp very Vanilla card stock with one of the Dream stamp and one of the images from natural beauty using Chocolate Chip ink.
Using watercolor crayons and aqua painter Color images
Glue together Small chocolate chip piece with very vanilla and then…

Using Stamping web sites to Help you create!

When ever I start a card I always think how should I use a set? Well a few years ago I discovered a web site that has helped tremendously and I want to share it with you. It is called Splitcoaststampers.
The link above you takes you to the gallery of this site. All stampin'up sets are listed alphabetically. So say if you have the set "Lovely as a Tree" you would click sets K-N . This takes you to a gallery where you can look for set by scrolling down; when you find the set you want there are hundreds of cards made with any set! It is a great way to start designing or if in a pinch you can copy directly just remember if you decide to post this card it is proper etiquette to give credit to it’s author! Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do it has been a great inspiration for me!
Instructions for Card Above
Stamps Happy harmony Stampin up
Texture Cuttlebug texture folder
Ink always artichoke, buckaroo blue, vintage violet (all stampin up)
Paper vintage violet and very vanilla …

If my High school English Teachers could see me Now

Well I can't believe how many of you are subscribing to my posts!! If my high school teachers could see me now! I have always had a hard time with words but there is something about blogging and sharing with other that makes it fun!

I received a cuttlebug for Christmas and am enjoying playing with it. This is a card I made with the machine and my Carte Postale set.


PaperVintage violet, Whisper White
InkVintage violet, Buckaroo Blue
StampsPrint Pattern, Carte Postale, Script
AccessoriesNatural hemp, oval punches Large & Small


Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4 1/4 "X 5 1/2"Cut a piece of Buckaroo Blue card stock 4"X 5 1/4" Run through the Cuttlebug machine using Swirl folder. Then attach to whisper white background.Stamp a scrap piece of white card stock with square floral, then color in using blender pen. Adhere to cardOn a piece of 2 1/2 X 4 1/4 Stamp the print pattern and script pattern in Buckaroo BlueStamp The fleur de Lis with Vint…

And the Winner is

And the Winner is Jill Middleton!!
Congratulations Jill I have E-mailed you! Your Stamp Pad will be on it's way shortly! Thank you all for your interest in the blog and your encouraging words about the tutorial! I am working on the next tutorial as we speak! Hope you all a had a wonderful New Years! I am looking forward to stamping and blogging this year.
To get Sell-a-bration of to a great start I have a special this week. Any customer placing an order of $50.00 or more before January 5th will receive a Free Sell-a-bration set and I will pick up the shipping and handling! So for any of you who didn't get what you wanted for xmas this is your chance to make those dollars count! Contact me if you are interested in hosting a workshop or just need some supplies!Thanks Virginia