Friday, November 6, 2009

2010 Calendar

These are the pages from the CD calendars I give to family members for Christmas. It was fun coming up with the ideas and stamping them! I get my calendars from Touche Stamps in Rochester, MN.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mountain Bay Stamping Club-October

These are the things we made at the Mountain Bay Stamping Club after school tonight. It was great to see the creative ideas the 4th and 5th graders in the club came up with. Their projects looked great!

To make the pumpkins above, we stamped a pumpkin and then a face (or some words), and then punched it out with a tag punch. Then we layered it on a larger tag that was plain, and added a stem with ribbon.

This card is embossed. That was really fun to do! It was a first for most of the stampers in the club.

To make the moon on this candy bag topper, we punched out a circle, and then punched out a portion of that circle.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack thank you

This is the thank you gift you will receive with any order at the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on October 22, 2009. Directions to recreate this ornament will be included with your order. It's made with the Sweet Treat Cups and silver elastic cord from the Holiday Mini. The registration deadline for this Stamp-A-Stack is Saturday, October 17th. I hope you can make it!

Here's what I used:
stamp set: Best Wishes and More
ink: Brilliant Blue
paper: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Snowfall Window Sheet
accessories: sweet treat cup, silver elastic cord, hobby blade, Big Shot, scallop circle die, snowflake #2 die, 1 3/4" circle punch, 2-way glue pen, tic-tacs

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, October 2009

The Christmas Stamp-A-Stack will be held on Thursday, October 22nd from 6:00-8:00 pm at Mountain Bay School in Weston. Make a stack of 10 Christmas cards and enjoy a night of stamping. Register now if you plan to attend. I hope to see you there!

You will make one of the snowflake card (above) and 3 of each of the cards below.


*Early bird special- Register and pay on or before October 9th and the cost is just $12!
*Register and pay on or before Saturday, October 17th and the cost is $15.

Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. Payment can be made with cash or check.

See my Stampin' Up! website for contact information (

Mountain Bay Stamping Club

The 4th and 5th graders in the Stamping Club at Mountain Bay School met on Monday, September 28th. We learned basic techniques for stamping, and then got to work making some projects! The card above is made using the "thumping" technique. Ink up a stamp with a lighter color, then use a marker and bounce (or thump) the tip up and down on the inked-up stamp. Use another marker to add more color if you wish. Then stamp on your card stock. It's a quick and easy way to add color to an image! I loved seeing the different ways the girls put this card together!

Another card we made was this red flower card. This quick and simple card can be changed so easily just by using a different color, like the yellow one below!

The final project we did was a "sour cream" container. This box is easy to make! After stamping a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock, roll it into a cylinder shape (like a toilet paper tube). Then squeeze the edges shut and adhere. We used velcro so it was easy to open and close the box.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-August 21st

The Bloggers Challenge this week was to use punches or dies. I used the new butterfly punch, which I also used at my Stamp Club meeting. What a great punch!

Check out all of the other Bloggers Challenge creations by clicking on Bloggers Challenge, on the right side of this screen.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Harvest Home stamp set

If you buy a set like Harvest Home that is a line stamp, you don't always have to color it in! I hope you enjoy these ideas! And thanks to the people that inspired me to make these cards by sharing their ideas!

The top card is embossed with gold embossing powder. The card stock is Soft Suede and Brushed Gold.

To make this card, cut 3 pieces of card stock (different colors) the same size as the wood block of your stamp. Then stamp the image on each piece. Tear the top layer, then adhere the next layer underneath. Tear that layer and adhere the bottom layer. Then mount it on a slightly larger piece of card stock (in this case black).

Happy stamping!

August Stamp Club

These cards were made at the August Stamp Club.

The new butterfly punch is great to use with the butterfly from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set!

We used Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color in the pumpkin image.

The Finial Press embossing folder was used to make the background of this card. I love the embossing folders! They are easy to use and the results are so "wow!"

Look on my next post to see some other ideas using the Harvest Home stamp set...with no coloring!

Happy stamping!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Stamped earrings!

At the Stampin' Up! Convention earlier in August, co-founder Shelli showed how to make earrings with metal edge tags. She inspired me to make these!

This pair of post earrings is made with the Circle Circus stamp set. I embossed one of the circles with gold emboss powder on brushed gold card stock. Then I punched the circles out with the 3/4" circle punch and used mini glue dots to attach them to earring posts.

These earrings were made with metal edge tags and earring dangles. I inked up the stamp I got at the Stampin' Up! convention that was attached to the Stampin' Up! Build-a-Bear (He's a cutie!). I used markers (Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Rich Razzleberry) and stamped right on the tags.

I hope these inspire you to make your own hand-stamped earrings!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You're Invited!

You're invited to Stampin' Up Night!
Who: Anyone that wants to save money on stamping/scrapbooking/crafting supplies, OR
earn a little extra money, OR start a business, OR make new friends, OR just have fun!

From now until the end of August, you can get the Mini Starter Kit for just $85! You can customize this kit with the stamp set, card stock, and ink that you want. Until the end of August you can also get the Standard Starter Kit ($199) and receive the 6 InColor ink pads plus an assorted pack of 8 1/2 x 11 InColor card stock in addition to the starter kit contents (which you can also customize!). It's worth it just for the stamping supplies!

What: We'll do a stamping project, have some fun with games and prizes, learn about being a demonstrator, and enjoy some snacks.

There is no cost to attend and no obligation to be a demonstrator if you do attend. If you come and decide it's not the right thing for you, you can just enjoy the stamping project and snacks!

When: Sunday, August 16th 6:30-7:30

Where: Patrice's house

RSVP and attend: Receive a gift and have fun!
Attend event without RSVPing: Have fun!

Come by yourself or bring a friend!

Can't make it? I would be happy to send you information, or meet with you individually.
Happy stamping!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bloggers Challenge- July 31st - Sketch Challenge

The Bloggers Challenge this week was a sketch challenge. And, even though it's summer, I wanted to use the new Simple Snowflake stamp and Jumbo Snowflake punch. I made one with Taken with Teal and one with Brilliant Blue.

Check out the other Bloggers Challenge creations by clicking on the link on the right side of the screen.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Convention Swaps 2009

I got together with some friends today to do some stamping. What a great way to spend a cool, rainy day! I worked on swaps for Convention when I wasn't visiting or eating. The one above is made with a Spanish stamp. It is a Hostess set which is also available in English. I am going to a class at Convention about using the Spanish Supplement and we are doing a swap with sets from the Spanish Supplement. I used the texture jumbo wheel on the Summer Sun card stock and Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color the flowers.

What I used:
stamp sets-Hermoso amanecer (Country Morning), Texture jumbo wheel
card stock-Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream
ink-StazOn jet black, So Saffron jumo cartridge (made with empty cartridge and reinker)
accessories-ticket corner punch, dimensionals, AquaPainter, WWC (going gray, charcoal always artichoke, elegant eggplant, summer sun)

For this card I used the stamp set Flores Suaves set from the Spanish Supplement. I have no idea what the words say :) but I love the way they look as a background. I ran the Mellow Moss card stock through the Big Shot with the new Finial Press embossing folder. I'm going to make more of these cards just because it's so fun to use the embossing folder! The edges of my ribbon aren't going to fray...I used a lighter on the edges. You just have to be careful that you don't do it too long because the ribbon will melt!

What I used:
stamps- Flores Suaves
card stock- Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
ink- Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust
accessories- 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, stamping sponges, sponge daubers, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot

I'm doing another swap, too, but it is doubling as my Bloggers Challenge for tomorrow. So stop back and see the Simple Snowflake stamp in action!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-July 17, 2009

The Bloggers Challenge this week was to use stitching in some way. I actually had this card finished, but the Challenge inspired me to add some faux stitching on the side. To do faux stitching, use your paper piercer and pierce holes however you want your stitch line to go. Then run a white gel pen over the lines.

Check out the other great cards with stitching on them by clicking on the link to the right that says Bloggers Challenge.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-July 10, 2009

This week's Bloggers Challenge was to CASE another Bloggers Challenge member. I chose Jamie (Garden of Greetings) because I love her cards and she is so sweet! :)

This card is all about Real Red. The ink and ribbon are both Real Red, and so is most of the card stock!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stamp Club, July 2009

The first card made at the July Stamp Club is a quilt card. It's easy to make! Cut card stock (I usually use a piece of scrap white) whatever size you want the quilt part to be. Mark lines in the center both ways (so it makes a plus sign). Then stamp your center image (in this case a "j") and attach to the middle of the card stock that has lines. Use the lines you drew to get the image exactly in the center. Then take strips of DSP and add one strip at a time until you're made a square around the image. Repeat with a different color over and over until the entire piece of card stock is covered. Snip off the ends that are sticking out, and attach to your card base.

The glitter for the "j" was added with Heat and Stick powder.

This next card uses the Circle Circus stamp set as a background for both the star and large white circle. It is made with Rich Razzleberry and Going Gray. I love the way the brads add extra stars to the card!

This make-n-take uses the new InColor Dusty Durango. I love the coordinating polka dot ribbon!! To get the glitter on the candles, I used the 2-Way glue pen and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It is the easiest way to add glitter, and it dries very fast! And you've gotta love that new Modern Label Punch!!

This make-n-take has two parts. The card is a 3 x 3 card. The gift box is the perfect size to store the smaller 3 x 3 gift cards!

Happy stamping!

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Catalog Workshop 2009

These are the cards that were done at the New Catalog Workshop. The first 2 cards were demonstrated. The last 2 cards were the make-n-takes.

For the Summer card, the mosquitoes were colored in using Stampin' Pastels. The "S" in summer was stamped on DSP (Designer Series Paper) and mounted on chipboard.

This card uses the Big Shot and the NEW InColor markers! The holes were punched with the Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool (which is now available separately!!).

This make-n-take is made by inking up a Texturz plate with ink (use a brayer) and then running the card stock through the Big Shot with the Texturz plate. This is a neat technique with colored card stock, too! Don't you love that new punch, too?!

The Circle Circus set is so fun to stamp with! This card is quick and easy, and has a lot of color. The ribbon is the new polka dot InColor ribbon.

Happy stamping!