Saturday, May 30, 2009

Late night stampers Group has Gone missing!

The Latenightstampers group that I design for has gone missing! Oh were oh where can you be? Apparently in blog cyberspace!!!

It just vanished in the middle of the night Soooo we have started a new group in the mean time Please re-join at the address.

Your are invited to join our new group called StampinUpLNStampers

Inspired Two

One more summertime card this one is aremake of an older card I made, but it is always fun to revisit.


Paper Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White,Chocolate chip
Inspired by Nature, Sanded, Dreams de jour
Ink Chocolate chip, Always Artichoke, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories Top note die, Big shot, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Stamping dimensionals, and key tag punches

June Summer Fun Promotion

Hold a catalog party. The Stampin' Up! Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion is going to be hot, hot, hot:

Dates: June 1-30, 2009

Promotion Details:

  • Customers who either host a workshop or place an on-line product order from $250-$399.99 will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
  • Customers who either host a work shop or place an on-line product order of $400 or more will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

With the release on June 1 of Stampin' Up!'s Last Chance Stamps and Accessories (formerly referred to as "retired"), you can stock up on your favorites and earn additional hostess free merchandise with the Summer Fun Promotion.

All hostess benefits are available with an individual on-line customer order.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Another card for Late night stampers Summer fun challenge. Don't you just love purple!
Love the bling that I made with the chipboard heart. it is so easy with the chip board just dab versa mark and then heat and stick powder,heat, add glitter heat again viola!

Paper Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum
Stamps Simply Said
Ink Elegant Eggplant, Versa Mark
Accessories Chipboard hearts, White gel pen, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Challenge

Another card for Late night stampers Summer fun challenge. Don't you just love the lazy days of summer! I am looking forward to them. This is just to warm you up!


Paper Certainly celery, Whisper White

Stamps Branch Out, Sweet sentiments

Ink Certainly celery, pretty in pink, Chocolate chip, Bashful Blue

Accessories Top note Die, watercolor crayons, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Another card for Late night stampers Summer fun challenge. I saw this card on Barbra W 's blog and would like to give her credit. for her wonderful work! I cased it that means I copied it not exactly but very close. So thanks for the inspiration Barbra!


Paper Tempting Turquoise, Yo yo Yellow, Whisper White
Life's A Breeze
Ink Tempting Turquoise, Yo yo Yellow
Accessories Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Stamping dimensionals, 1 1/4 inch , scallop circle punches, watercolor crayons, Aqua Painter, Circle scissors plus.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Dress From a Scallop Sizzix Die Can You Belive It !!

I must admit this is a case. As many of you know I spend a lot of time on the Internet surfing blogs for ideas. I always have way more ideas than I can ever do! But I try. this card is a case of several cards by many so I will not give credit to any one in particular but suffice it to say there are wonderful dress cards made with the scallop Sizzix die.


Paper Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper
Only ovals
Ink Rose Red, Regal Rose, Summer Sun
Accessories Large scallop circle Sizzix die, Big shot, Stamping write markers in Summer Sun, Whisper white Ribbon, Stamping dimensionals, new larger oval, and scallop oval tag punches, Eyelet border punch, Crimper, Fire square brads

Monday, May 25, 2009

Inspired by nature

Wow what week. Last week was my annual art show for my students, they were so excited and the show was a great success. then this weekend my son's came home from Brooklyn and Rochester, New york. we had great family times and it seems like a whirl wind. they both are bicycle enthusiasts and worked to fix both my husband's and my bike. The bikes are now in tip top shape. My sons are the greatest I am so proud of both we are very blessed. But enough, what about stamping?
This week the challenge at Late night stampers is a summer theme. I have several cards to share with you this week. The first one is an oldy but fits the theme perfectly.


Paper Always Artichoke, Tangerine tango, Whisper White
Inspired by Nature, Sanded
Ink Chocolate chip, Always Artichoke, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango
Accessories Top note die, Big shot, Stamping write markers in Chocolate chip and Always Artichoke, Ribbon, Stamping dimensionals, new larger oval, and key tag punches

Friday, May 22, 2009

This card is one of those that gets away from you. I wanted to add a slight sanded surface to the card but went too far. Oh well they all can't be winners!


Paper Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive.
Ink- Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red,Old Olive
Stamps-Inspired by nature, Sanded, A sense of time
Accessories-Chocolate Chip Ribbon Stamping Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sense of Time

I purchased the set "Sense of Time" but have not had time to use it! LOL During last weeks blog tour I several wonderful cards with this set so i to had to play! If you missed last weeks blog tour, check back in June it will take place again. I will keep you posted.
So here is the card thanks for looking Virginia Killmore


Paper Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red Old Olive.
Ink- Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Stamps-Sense of Time, Sanded
Accessories-Chocolate Chip Ribbon Stamping Dimensionals, Circle scissors plus

Monday, May 18, 2009

A color challenge

Wow, hope you enjoyed the Blog Tour over the weekend. Wasn't it Great? Over 60 websites to visit with all those great ideas. I was really inspired hope you were too! A HUGE THANKS to the folks who organized and all their helpers, Great JOB LADIES.

This week the challenge at Late night stampers is a color challenge. The colors are Chocolate chip, Kraft, Ruby Red, Old olive. I was not to sure about the colors but after working with them I was happy with a few of my cards. This week will be a short week for posting for me as I have my annual art show for my students they are SO excited! Here is my first card you may remember this card from last November but it really fits this weeks challenge so I thought I would include it. This card uses a technique called thumping. it gives the trees a multi colored look. A very easy technique. Start by inking the stamp with a light color. Then using a stampin write marker you take the lightest color first and hold the marker between your finger and thumb and thump the marker back and forth all over the tree limb area. Continue the process with all the markers till you are happy huff and stamp! Thanks for stopping by Virginia


Paper Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red whisper white.
Ink- Chocolate Chip, bashful Blue ink pad, and Ruby Red, Old Olive More Mustard, stampin write markers.
Stamps-Lovely as a Tree, Sanded
Accessories-Hemp twine

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome to the May 15th & 16th Blog Tour


Welcome to the May15th & 16th Blog Tour. Stop # 22 , Tour #5. This tour features 24 blogs! Each blog will show case a beautiful project using items from Stampin' Up!'s - Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog.

Don’t forget to bookmark your favorite blogs as the links that make up this tour will disappear at midnight on May 16th.

Here is my first entry

He who has the most tools wins! Well that would be my husband! This card is for him totally! You can see more masculine cards at Late night stampers at challenge 19. and if you love this set you can see it in the Stampin'Up's Spring summer catalog page 47


Paper Close to cocoa , More mustard, Pacific Point DSP.
Ink-versa mark, Black, creamy Carmel, stampin write markers in bordering Blue and real red
Stamps-Totally tools
Accessories-Silver embossing powder, White gel pen

My next card using a different set but a another manly card is one that uses Stampin'Up's Wanted Set that can be found on page 111 of the spring summer Stampin'Up's catalog,

Paper Creamy carmel , So saffron, Chocolate chip.
Ink- Vreamy Carmel, So saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood red, Chocolate chip, Whisper White
Stamps-Wanted , Fresh Cuts, Sanded
Accessories-hemp twine

Here are some peeks at other manly l cards I made this week. After viewing the rest of the great bloggers on the tour stop back and check out the details for these cards in earlier posts

Now, allow me introduce your next stop, she is none other than Kathleen Roberts at Her blog features the "Tweet"stamp set from Stampin’ Up! . Click on the "Next Blog" link below to start your excursion and travel to Kathleen's blog. This icon will be used through-out the tour to help you find your way to the next blog. Grab your favorite cup of joe & enjoy the tour!



 Big SuitcaseDid you know there are actually three tours running simultaneously? After you finish this tour, would you like an opportunity to see more beautiful designs? Since you have only 48 hours to visit these blogs, you might want to take advantage of this special treat. When you've completed this tour, click here to get information on the other tours.
This link will be available at all stops, so you can view the whole tour, then click the link on your last stop. You can then start your ride again with a whole new set of designs. Have fun!

Surf's UP One More Masculine Card

This card is for the guys in your life that love the beach which is my three guys! This card was so easy and quick.


Paper Tempting teal, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink- Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red
Stamps-Branch Out, Just surfing, Sanded
Accessories-Aqua painters, clear embossing powder, fine spray bottle Circle scissors plus, ice square brads.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Card for a Special Guy!

This card uses a set I have been wanting to ink! I finally got it out and used it this weekend. Ahhh the smell of fresh rubbbbah! I thought this card could cover many masculine occasions so I am entering it in Late night stampers Masculine challenge this week. If you want to see the pictures of some of the entries check out this link.


Paper Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Garden Green DSP
Ink-Chocolate chip, black, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Stamps-Sanded, Branch out, Sweet little sentiments(hostess)

Thanks for looking Virginia

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another Masculine Card

Yesterday I showed you my first card for late night stampers masculine challenge I am helping host the swap with Dacia Smith. We have come up with a masculine card swap here are the details.
It is always easy to make a pretty card, but what about a manly card? For this week's challenge you are charged with creating designs for masculine occasions. Father's day, birthday, or graduation, any card for any occasion, but for a man! As always, we ask you use 100% current Stampin' Up product for your manly creations!

I love some of the great stamps stampin Up has for our men in our lives i thought this would be great for a birthday or even graduation! thanks for looking


Paper Riding hood Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White card stock, Pacific point DSP
Ink-Riding hood Red
Accessories-Small and Large star Punch, Striped Riding hood Red ribbon

Monday, May 11, 2009

Masculine Cards this week!

This week over at late night stampers I am helping host a swap with Dacia Smith. We have come up with a masculine card swap here are the details.
It is always easy to make a pretty card, but what about a manly card? For this week's challenge you are charged with creating designs for masculine occasions. Father's day, birthday, or graduation, any card for any occasion, but for a man! As always, we ask you use 100% current Stampin' Up product for your manly creations!

Around the corner is father's day, my hubby loves watermelon and the summer fun is around the corner! So this is my first card for the challenge. It was so easy with my circle scissors plus. I cut a 6"circle in certainly celery and then a 5 1/2 "circle in real red. Using my Boho flower punch I used the small star flower to help make the seeds.After punching cut the seeds by rounding one of the petals! I punch the bite from each color card stock. Add the sentiment easy peasy!


Paper Real Red, Certainly Celery Cardstock
Stamps-Happy Everything
Accessories-Circle scissors Plus, Scallop circle, and Boho blossoms Punches

Thanks for looking Virginia

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Mothers day Basket

Happy Mothers Day everyone!
I saw this box somewhere in my blog browsing as with everything in my life I cannot remember where. Senior Moment! If you created this cute box please let me know so I can give proper credit!
It was breeze with my daisies die and Big shot.
Last day for free shipping on any order over $40.00 Please email me. Also all this month don't forget for every 3 packages of designer series paper you purchase you get one free! You can check it out here.


Paper-Chocolate Chip, More mustard, Really Rust, Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral
Accessories-Daisies Die, Big shot, Corner rounder punch, kiwi kiss Striped ribbon

Hope you have a wonderful day Virginia

Friday, May 08, 2009

Bloomin Beautiful I thought I would pull out this set for the circle challenge at Late night stampers this week. I used the same watercolor techniques I used for my roses on Tuesday except I didn't use whisper white ink like I did on Tuesday. I used Not quite navy ink and clear embossing powder, it gives me more definition.


Paper Kraft, Night Navy, Glossy card stock
Ink-Night Navy, More Mustard, Baha Breeze re inkers and pads
Stamps-Bloomin Beautiful, Only Ovals, Sanded
Accessories-Aqua painters, clear embossing powder, fine spray bottle Circle scissors plus, ice square brads.

Don't forget this weeks special you can read about it here
Thanks for looking Virginia

Thursday, May 07, 2009

More Circle Challenge cards!

Another Card using A carousel note can you stand another one!! this is for Late night stampers circle challenge this week. I love the look of these notes and I must thank my friend Jan Reinhardt for her inspiration. I showed you her work a few weeks ago. I have been enjoying using the notes for a variety of cards. I also used flowers from the pretties kit and dyed one of the flowers by dabbing it in Baha Breeze stamp pad. Don't forget This weeks specials you can see them here.


Paper-Carousel Notes, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink-Kiwi Kiss, Baha breeze
Stamps Great Friend, Inspired by nature
Accessories-Baha breeze Striped ribbon, Ice square brads, pearls and flowers from pretties kit, Stampin Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking Virginia!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Scrapbooking Page for National Scrap Booking Month!

Well I had to have a page for national scrap booking Month! This page features circles created with my new circle scissors plus! What a great tool! I can make any size circle I want. It is such a nice way to create a page. With a simply scraping kit and my circle scissors plus it was a snap to make this page. Don't forget all the specials this week check them out here


Paper-Simply scrapping Petal Party, patterns pack Designer series paper II Regal Rose.
Accessories-Circle scissors Plus

Thanks for looking Virginia

PS if you would like a video of how Circle scissors Plus works here is a link enjoy and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Carousel Note

In keeping with Late night stampers circle challenge this week I have another card for you.
This card uses Carousel notes and anew techniques I saw on several blogs I decided to jump on the band wagon and try my hand at it is was so easy. This technique originated with Crystal French from Denver, and was demo'd at the Stampin' Up! Seattle Regional Seminar by Connie Ingram. Then Sandi MacIver shared the directions on Late night stampers Told you the group was neat!

To see the tutorial in video form check out Patty Bennett's blog


Paper-Carousel notes, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper white, more mustard, glossy card stock
Ink-Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Riding hood red re inkers and pads
Stamps-Fifth Avenue Floral, Sanded Background, All holidays, flight of the Butterfly
Accessories-leaves die, Aqua painters, clear embossing powder, fine spray bottle

Don't forget this weeks special you can read about it here
Thanks for looking Virginia

Monday, May 04, 2009

Circles this week

This week over at Late night stampers the challenge I am designing for is all about circles! Well I really got in gear this week and have several projects to share with you the first one is this cute little gift bag. I have seen the instructions on several blogs and wanted to make my own.So I will show you the instructions I first saw on Splitcoast but I made some adjustments so I can better utilize paper! Here is the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers

In an effort to save paper with a few changes to some of the measurements. I got the idea from
from 321 stamp's blog Theses are her instructions I am sharing with you. Here is what you will change;
  • Start with a 4 1/4" card stock square for the box
  • Score 7/8" from each of the 4 edges (that's INSTEAD OF the 1" in Diana's version)
  • Also adjust the size of the printed Designer Series Paper that's wrapped around the box to make the bag. Mine is 6" by 10 1/2".
  • Lastly I adjusted the size of the strip that's around the bottom of the box/bag. Mine started as 1 1/4" by 10 1/2" and then one long edge was punched with SU's Scallop Border Punch (item # 112091) which then makes it a little narrower.


Stamps- Party Hearty, Little flowers, Darling Dots
Paper Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Card stock, Pacific Point Card stock and DSP
Ink Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Accessories Crop a dille, tab, scallop, circle punches, Stampin dimensionals, Pennant die, pacific Point Stripped ribbon.

Thanks for looking Virginia!

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