Monday, July 30, 2012

Party On!

It's a party over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Hop on over and share your ideas!! I wanted to make something that would add something nice to the table decor.  I think this would be fun at a summertime ladies luncheon or perhaps a tweens Birthday party?!

By the way, yes....I did fish out all the yellow Skittles out of the bag for this project.  :)

Here is a closeup of the rosette.  I scored a 12" by 1 1/2" piece of cardstock every 1/4".  I think it's a nice size, not overpowering or too top heavy.

The greeting is from the set called Perfect Pair. Cute saying, huh?!

I also made a larger one to pair with it, but I felt like this would be better suited as a centerpiece.

Check out the detail and all the layering with the punches, paper piercing, banners and tails, etc.  FUN!!

Here is the challenge get over there and get crafty!!  I always LOVE to see new ideas for party favors!!  Mostly because I like to get them!  :)  Hee hee! 

Happy Stamping,

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bada Bing Inspired

My friend Mindy, fellow HSS Designer and SU! Demo has a FAB blog and I love her stuff!!  From time to time my brain doesn't create.....I know, I know, crazy....but she inspired me when I was down.  Check out this card that I was inspired by....

Now here's my card.....

Sorry that it appears crooked in this shot.  I guess I got a bad angle and bad crop.  Oh get the idea.  

Stamps: From My Heart, Betsy's Blossoms
DSP: Patio Party
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

Just Beachy!!

This week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a photo inspiration....Join me and go Beachy!!

Here is my project....

Here is the inspiration photo...

I used a retired set called Do the Hula.  I sure love it and it's perfect for this page!!

A different angle to show some dimension....

I miss the Jumbo eyelets terribly.  I only have a few left and only pull them out on special occasions.  This page definitely needed them with some hemp twine running through it.  

I'm laid up in bed today...sick.  UGH!  Off to get some rest!!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, July 16, 2012


It's been hot out what better Designer Series Paper to use than Summer Smooches?! I decided to make a card this week inspired by a card in the Stampin' Success Magazine August 2012.  I got this stamp set called Bright Blossoms from the Leadership Conference Managers Reception and have never even mounted it.  But I think it worked nice with this technique called Dazzling Diamond Dust.  

Here is a close up shot of the glittered up stamped image.  I wish you could see the way it sparkles.  Aren't those little banners cute, too?!  :) I used the stamp set called Itty Bitty Banners for that.

Join me and my fabulous friends over at Hand Stamped Sentiments let's get glittery!!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, July 9, 2012


Take a sweet, crisp, delicious apple.... and add a simple little tag.  Perfect gift for a teacher on the first day of school!  My boys started 2nd grade today.  I can't believe how time flies!!  Here is a photo of my handsome boys on their first day:

Join me this week for the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and get fruity!!

Stamp Set: Family Reunion
Colors: Real Red and Garden Green
Other: Fresh picked apple from my parents tree and a staple

Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Color Challenge at HSS

I'm still on Hawaii mode....or otherwise known as "Aloha Time".  Seriously, I stay up late because I can't sleep, then I sleep in til like 10am!!  It's nice, but I just feel like I can't get anything done!!

This week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments asked us to use Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Baja Breeze.  My first instant thought was a Hawaiian Sunset....totally!!!  So I tried to create a wave effect with the Tasteful Trim die and layered the 3 colors to blend together to create an awesome sunset.  I also think that the flower from the Besty's Blossoms stamp set also looked Hawaiian.  Here is what I came up with.....

Here is the color challenge photo for Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Hop on over there and check out the DT's lovely creations!!

Here are a couple of photos of our trip to Hawaii.  We spent 2 weeks on the gorgeous island of Kauai with my husbands family.  We all had the best time!!

ALOOOHA!!  And Happy Stamping!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Dynamic Color + 1

This weeks challenge at Dynamic Duos sounded like a lot of fun.  A bit of freedom perhaps.  Use Crumb Cake and one more color of your choice.  Here is what I came up with....simple with a bit of glitz!!

Super easy card to duplicate again and again.  It's a great swap card or wrap up a bunch using different greetings for a great gift.  I LOVE the glitter paper!!!  Makes such a big difference without the mess!!  The greeting I used is from the new stamp set called "From My Heart".  

Here is the challenge:

Happy Stamping!