Sunday, January 28, 2007

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 attach that to the buckaroo blue card stock and then attach all of that to the cover.

Trim envelopes to sticky edge
Peel envelopes and stack
Peel last envelope and center on the inside flap of the book.
Clue covers with and clip to hold together
Tie ribbon and enjoy!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

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 (stampin up)

Cut violet paper 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 Cut very vanilla paper 4 X 5 1/4
Run very vanilla Paper through Cuttlebug texture folder using always artichoke pad lightly rub texture side then use buckaroo blue pad.
Glue texture paper to vintage violet paper
Cut very vanilla paper 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
Cut vintage violet paper 2 3/4 x 2 3/4
Using an always artichoke marker color in stems of happy harmony set then ink flowers, huff and stamp center of vanilla cardstock. Stamp with vintage violet sentiment. Using vintage violet pad scrape sides of vanilla card stock to age card. Glue together and adhere to card. Tie Vintage violet ribbon and adhere to card front, enjoy and thanks for looking!

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.


Paper Vintage violet, Whisper White
Ink Vintage violet, Buckaroo Blue
Stamps Print Pattern, Carte Postale, Script
Accessories Natural hemp, oval punches Large & Small


  1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4 1/4 "X 5 1/2"
  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.
  3. Stamp a scrap piece of white card stock with square floral, then color in using blender pen. Adhere to card
  4. On a piece of 2 1/2 X 4 1/4 Stamp the print pattern and script pattern in Buckaroo Blue
  5. Stamp The fleur de Lis with Vintage violet and then adhere to card
  6. Punch large oval with a scrap vintage violet
  7. Stamp the word Merci on a small piece of whisper white and then center and cut with smaller oval punch
  8. Adhere together and punch hole at top.
  9. Tie and wrap around assembled card with natural hemp

Thanks For looking Virginia

Monday, January 01, 2007

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

Tools and ink On sale November 27th and 28th

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