Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stamp A stack was great fun!

Here is the one of the cards we made for the a stamp a stack this weekend. It was a fun time lots of laughs and everyone made such nice cards. We had so much fun that I am doing it again In November with six new cards! You can sign up for the November 21st stamp a stack by e-mailing me at
Classes start at 11AM and I will have only room for 12 stampers. Cost is $25.00 ($20.00 for stamp ten members) You will get a $5.00 coupon good for your order that day, if you pay by November 1st So let me know if you are interested.
The design for this card came from a similar card I got at a swap at convention. I wish I know who made it so I could give her credit. I changed the ribbon but pretty much every else is the same.
Paper - Real Red. Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Night of Navy
Ink - Soft Suede, real red
Stamps - Dasher, Cardinal Christmas
Accessories - White Siglo gel pen, Texture Plates, Real Red polka dot ribbon

Thanks for looking Virginia

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stampin'up! Blow out sale!

Wow Stampin Up is having a blow out sale. They have created a clearance rack on Line If you would like to shop here is a link to my website . Click on shop now in the upper right hand corner and then click on clearance, You can only purchase these things on line! They are going fast so don't wait some things are up to 80% off!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Punch Page

Here is another another punch page to share with you!

Start by creating a mask for the sun set with scrap paper and the 1 ¾ inch circle punch. Punch out circle and lay left over part down to create a mask. Using daubers color in sun. I used More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie ink. Lift mask and soften by using same colors to create hazy effect over sun. Stamp the grass side of Inspired by nature with Always Artichoke ink. Cut cattails with word window punch using Soft Suede card stock. Using a dauber and soft suede ink create dimension by coloring edges of cattails, glue down

Thanks for looking! Virginia

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wow I'm a winner!

Wow I am so excited I just found out that the project above won an award from Stamping Up's Owner Shelli Gardner ! Her blog is called So Shelli. I really need to thank Sharon Fisher who showed me how to make one and was my inspiration for this project!

Yeah me! I can't believe it! I figure this award should be shared with all the folks who too my class in august and also made this box! Yooo Hooo stampers Thanks for letting me toot my own horn!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cute Pumpkin!

The other day I saw the cutest pumpkin made by Gretchen Barron. I thought I would give it a try myself. Isn't he just the cutest!

Ink Only orange
Paper Old olive, Basic black, Only orange
Accessories Pillow box Sizzix die, dauber Tombow 1, 1/2, 1/4 Inch circle punches as well as the photo corners punch!

Start by cutting out 3 pillow boxes from Only Orange paper. Using only orange ink and a dauber daub edges of the pillow box to highlight. Then glue with Tombow the three pillow box sections together side by side to make the pumpkin body. Also cut large scallop for the bottom. I flipped up the edges of the scallop circle and put Tombow on the bottom sections of Pumpkin. Carefully slide scallop circle from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom and press the glue to the the scallop circle to adhere the bottom to the pumpkin.

To make the face cut three of the smallest triangles from the Photo corner punch from Basic Black and glue together to make the smile. Using a leftover large Photo corner triangle to cut the nose. Then punch out two 1 " circle from basic black. As well as two 1/4 " circles also from basic black. Cut two 1/2 " circles from more mustard and glue all the features to the front of your pumpkin. Cut a old olive one inch strip for the handle and cut a sliver strip at the same time to create the curls. Attach handel with more tombow. Make curls using a thin paint brush to wrap sliver of Old Olive card stock and then attach. Easy peasy with my Bigshot!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another Punch Page

Here is another punch page I made for convention. I made this page using our flower punch and the boho blossoms punch. I used coordinating ink with the paper to create depth and dimension on the carrots as well as the carrot tops.

I Love the fact that we have coordinating inks for our paper. I remember when I first started stamping I would get so frustrated when purchasing paper and ink that I thought would coordinate only to find they didn't match! Coordinating ink and paper is what brought me to Stampin' UP and keeps me. I am always surprised how when using the ink of the same color creates depth and dimension and was an important part of making these carrots really pop! Thanks for looking Virginia

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kanga roo by Becky Roberts!

Isn't this card just too cute! Just before I left for convention I was perusing blogs and came across Becky Roberts Blog Inking Idaho. I thought her card was just wonderful never did I dream that i would be a lucky recipient of one of her cards! This card is wonderful and I have enjoyed it To see what she used check out the link.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Gearing up for Christmas!

I am having My first annual stamp a stack!

Saturday September 26th
10:00Am till 4:00PM
Room for 10 people every 2 hours
Sign up early by contacting me

It is a great opportunity to make some Christmas cards early! We will be making 6 different cards 2 of each so you will go home with 12 cards and envelopes plus a surprise bonus! If you sign up by September 15th you will get a $5.00 gift certificate that you can use to order supplies for your cards!
Here is a sneak peek of just one of the fabulous cards we will be making!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Autumn Splendor

Wow the new Mini is awesome if you haven't received it you can down load it here

Since I first saw this set in the Mini Catalog I was so impressed with it's fine detail. Here is my first attempt I so love this set!


Stamps-Autumn splendor, Many Thanks, Sanded
Paper-Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Ink Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, VersaMark, Crushed Curry, Ruby red, Dusty Durango
Accessories- Tearing Edge ruler, My Way Punch, gold Embossing powder, Daubers, Stamping dimensionals

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Another Great Project from Convention

Another great project from convention! I was so excited to get this wonderful gift from joy Nelson. Joy did a wonderful job with this of set of note cards and even used my initial!


  • Ink: Not Quite Navy classic
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand Card Stock; Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper. You need enough supplies for the box and up to 8 cards and envelopes.
  • Punches: 1-1/4-inch & 1-3/8-inch Circle, Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge and Eyelet Border, Designer Label and Boho Blossoms
  • Other Accessories: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (designer Holder and brads), Pretties Kit (small cream halfback pearl), Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Texturz Plates – Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Texturz Impressions Pad, Texturz Silicone Rubber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects, and Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Cute boxes from convention!

Aren't these two adorable! I was lucky enough to trade these at convention! They are made with our top note dies and punches! They are just too cute! I have tried to figure the supplies the best I can so here goes!

Paper Whisper White, Regal Rose, Basic Black
Punches largest and medium ovals, 3/4 circle punches, scallop punch
Dies Top note

Paper Blush Blossom, Pixie pink, Taken with Teal, Night of Navy, Whisper white
Punches 1 1/4, 1, 3/4 circle punches
Dies Top note
Accessories Silver brad

thanks for looking Virginia

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Did you know the big shot can cut fabric too!

Did you know the big shot can cut fabric too! I love my big shot but I marvel at all the things it can cut! I made this flower which could be a great pin or on a bag So quickly by using my Sizzix flower folds die!

The project consists of cutting 2 of each size in the two types of fabric and then folding the flowers in half and weaving them together and just tacking them together attaching the button and the pin back! viola a great gift!
I can see this as great tool for Christmas craft fairs to make some extra cash! If you are interested for info for the die, or you can purchase it here!

Thanks for looking Virginia

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