Saturday, March 15, 2008

Beware the Ides of March

Hello everyone. I know it has been a while. I am working on something I cannot show anyone so it does not leave a lot of time for blogging. But today I visited my pretend stamping friend Lauren and I HAD to do her sketch. She has a tutorial on how to make these sweet little umbrella's. I have a baby due in the early fall (well not me my best friend) and a shower to throw so I think this umbrella thing is adorable.

I made mine with pretty in pink and soft sky paper. The dp is from Sassafrass Lass and perfect if you do not know the sex of the baby. The stamp set is from MFT, Shower Time. I colored with copics and used Adirondack Pitch Black Ink. I used some pink gingham ribbon from SU as the handle for the umbrella and a dew drop at the top. Dazzling Diamonds and my quickie glue pen made the glitter application a breeze.

Thanx for looking and let me know what you think. Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bulk buys are great!

Hello all, how is everyone? I have been missing my mojo but I think that it is slowly coming back home.

I created this card with a couple of the bulk buy items for my club next tuesday nite. Unfortunately the ribbon slides are no longer available. Pooie, cuz they are great. And Patty over at Pattystamps taught us all how to color them in. YOu can check it out here.

The card base is bashful blue, the dp is summer picnic out of the occasions mini and it is yummy. The mat under the dp is pumpkin pie. The flowers are the new die cuts also in the new mini. The ribbon is the new poly twill and it is scrumptious. I used a rub on from the bulk buy A perfect Day. This card is really simple and could be used for many purposes. I stamped a Thank you because you always need one of those. The stamp is from the Much Appreciated set.

I colored the slide with a mixture of crystal effects and reinker and applied with a toothpick. Please check out Patty's site. Thanx for looking and have a stamp happy day!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008



In the meantime here is a card I made a few weeks ago and it never made my blog. Pretty simple but pretty.

Almost Amethyst, barely banana, and certainly celery are my colors and some whisper white. I used Time Well spent and the Polka Dot Bkgd stamp sets. I cut out my flower, butterfly and leaves. I colored in part of my sentiment with a white gel pen and I colored the flower and butterfly with the blending pen and classic ink pads.

As always thanx for looking and if you spot my mojo send it home promptly. Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

A little fun in the sun

Hello all I know it has been a week again since I posted. So sorry life has just been crazy and I have been busy with my MFT swap. Can't show you until I get my cards back b/c I want it to be a surprise for everyone in the swap.

I created this little scrap book for my club. They will make them when we meet in March. I used drink coasters for the base. I used retired designer paper from SU called Sarah. My colors are so saffron, certainly celery and buckaroo blue. The pics are of my kids running through the sprinkler at Grandma's. Don't these pics make you long for summer? They make me wish it was here already. I love it when everything is so green and alive.

I used some ribbon and buttons and dew drops for accents and the stamp set I used is All through the year. I am really happy with how this turned out. Let me know what you think and have a stamp happy day!

Friday, February 22, 2008

A little twisted!

Hey all, how is everyone? I can't believe that it has been almost a week since I blogged. Crazy week I had and we are having a snow day today. I have been trying to make this card for a week and it just was not working for me. I made this for friends who just found out they are having a baby. Yeah! A new baby to play with.

I used bazzill smoothie cardstock and papertrey ink stampers select in white. I colored with my copics and stamped in adirondack pitch black. The images are from MFT, Stampingbella, and Viva Las VegaStamps. I used twisted chicks directions for the actual card. The ribbon is may arts. Thanx for looking and let me know what you think.

Have a stamp happy day!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sale-a-brate good times, Come ON!

I cased a few cards and used some other cards for inspiration but I decided that I needed to use my sale-a-bration sets. I have been finding it very difficult to get motivated with my SU stuff because no one wants to party and my club only meets every other month. I do have one party this month so maybe that will get me rolling again.

The first card I cased from wickedaunt over at SCS. I used textured pretty in pink, black, pretty in pink and whisper white cardstock. I embossed the flowers with versamark and black ep. I them colored them in with a blender pen and classic p in p ink. I used berry bliss designer paper and the rub ons from sale-a-bration. I love pink and black together.

The second card I took inspiration from page 66 in the SU cattie. Taken with teal, pumpkin pie, rose red and old olive are the colors of cardstock and ink. I stamped the butterfly from Merci set in staz on and colored with a blender pen. I also used Bali Breeze dp and pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon. I made my scalloped edge with SU slit punch.

The third card is cased from Stampin success. I changed the colors around a bit and used the new wild wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon. There are no stamps on this card only rubons from sale-a-bration.

Thanks for visiting today, let me know what you think. Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A little casing going on and the hubbys valentine!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I have to go to the school today to do crafts with the kindergarten class. Lucky me. I can't wait I love Jaedyns classmates they are so much fun.

I cased these candy boxes from Melanie Muenchinger. She has her own stamps over at Gina K Designs. I used her first set of stamps for my boxes called Just So Hippy. The set is adorable. I just love the giraffe and hippo. The boxes are from PTI. There original purpose is to put handmade cards into for gift giving but like many other things in the crafting world there are many uses.

The card I made for my DH is a funny one. I used Twisted Sentiments and Punny Farm both from MFT. It tis my favorite stamp company. I always love what they come up with and Twisted Sentiments is the greatest. The sentiment on the card is actually a combo of two separate sentiments. I flocked my sheep, you can't really see it in the pic. I colored with copics to make my hay. I hope you enjoy today with your loved ones

Have a stamp happy day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Getting ready for valentines day and a lost tooth

Hello everyone, It has been a couple crazy days here with the snow,sleet and freezing rain the kids have been home and making me crazy. I love them to death but how much can you do when you can't go outside? Anyway I am glad my little girl was home today because while she was eating some grapes her tooth fell out. It is our first even though her top teeth are missing. The dentist had to pull them because of an abcess so this is a mile marker for her. She is so excited about the tooth fairy coming to visit.

I also had to make the kids valentines because I am the queen of procrastination and I thought no problem I will just make them on Wednesday while they are at school. Well you know how that worked out for me.

I used all papertrey ink stamps from punny valentine because they are kid friendly and soo soo cute! The sheep is for my daughter Jaedyn, the squirrel is for my son Gage and the berries are for my oldest son Kyle. The are pretty straight forward so I am not going to get to detailed here and bore you.

Hope you enjoy and if you have any questions about what I did just leave a comment. Have a stamp happy day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thats made out of paper?

That is what everyone said who saw this in person. You too can make one of these baskets the directions can be found HERE.

This basket is the neatest thing I ever made. I think it is great for easter or really anytime you need to give a special gift.

I made mine with summer sun textured paper from SU and chocolate chip ink. The brads are from my stash and I have no idea where they came from. The little Happy Easter sign is made with MFT's new Easter set and it is soooo cute! I colored with copics and used my nestabilities to mat with.

Thanx for looking and have a stamp happy day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A little Mojo

Good Morning everyone, the sun is shining here for a change but it is COLD! I am posting my card for Mojo Monday not quite one week late. I was patiently waiting for my wonderful stamps to arrive from MFT and guess what they came yesterday.

I used the Bali Breeze designer paper as my inspiration and went from there. The card base is pumpkin pie and I also used old olive and cool caribbean (now retired). The main image is stamped on Stampers Select from PTI. I colored with my copics and did a bit of paper piecing. The ribbon is brand new from SU! and to die for. I just love the new ribbon. The stamp set is the new mini Serenity Now.

If you have any questions just leave them in the comment section. You can find Mojo Monday over at the Poetic Artistry Blog. Lots of inspiration over there and I cannot wait to order some Verve Visual stamps. I do not have any yet but they are having a release tomorrow and I can't wait.

Thanx for visiting today and have a stamp happy day!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Non-Traditional Valentine!?!?

Yesterday over at SCS the challenge was to make a non-traditional valentine. Whats that you ask. Well it is a card for your loved one with no hearts, flowers or any shade of pink or red. Yeah right you say. It truly was a challenge for me anyway and this is what I came up with. But low and behold did I play by the rules, of course I did, just because I used my boho medallion maker doesn't mean I should be disqualified. For all of you who did not know I officially renamed SU's new punch, it is no longer a flower punch it is now a medallion maker.LOL!

I used one of my favs from SU Wanted. I used basic grey, creamy carame and really rust cardstock. Linen thread, jumbo eyelet, chipboard letter, a little sponging, a little embossing and I was done and my love is truly wanted.

Thanx for looking and comments are always welcome. Have a stamp happy day!

Friday, February 8, 2008

We have a Winner!

Jaedyn has arrived and we put everyones number in a bowl and she pulled out #1. Sunnymommie you are the winner please email me with your snail mail address and I will get your goodies right out to you. Congratulations! And thank you to all who played and visit me here, I really appreciate everyone who visits my blog. I will pick another milestone and we will have some more candy then. Have a stamp happy day!

New Papercrafts Mag ROCKS!

I got my new Papercrafts Magazine two days ago and I have already cased two cards. The first is a card that Nichole Heady actually designed and it is on page 31 with the instructions. For those of you who do not get PCM just leave a comment on this post if you would like the instructions.

This card was actually easy and fun. I could make one for every color under the rainbow.

I used bazzill bubblegum trio paper along with SU black textured. My sentiment is on PTI stampers select and cut out with a nestability. The sentiment is also PTI Out on a limb. Love that new set. The ribbon is from SU!

The next card can be found on page 75 and Jennifer Gallacher designed this card. I just found out that my BFF is having a baby so it is all about babies for me right now.

I used PTI stampers select, bazzill peach, and nanas kids from DCWV paper. There are no stamps on this card. It is also my first sewing on a card and I am sure that you can tell that. It is a shaker card, the buttons actually rattle. the ribbon is from SU! and the buttons are from Doodlebug Designs. I used acetate sheets and foam tape to create the window where the buttons are.

I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions please leave me a comment.

Don't forget the candy down below, the minutes are ticking until Jaedyn gets home, so enter now!

I still have stamp sets for sale too. Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

MFT Guest Designer Contest

Hello everyone, can you believe that it is Thursday already. I can't, this week flew by. The family and I are going to see the Globetrotters this weekend. The kids are so psyched. I am kinda excited myself.

Did anyone join in the fun over at SCS last nite with the new release from MFT there was a party and they announced the new contest which was to design something 3 dimensional that would hold candy to celebrate Valentine's Day.

This is my submission. I found this box over on Verve Visuals Blog. There was a link to a site with the directions which I might add were trying to say the least but when I figured it out this box is a lot of fun. The lid and the box are one in the same. The box closes up tight so nothing falls out and no losing the lid.

I used Be Mine stamp set from MFT, whisper white cs, rose red, regal rose, almost amethyst and lovely lilac ink. The ribbon is regal rose 5/8" from SU! and I used my nestabilities to make the sentiment panel. One little dew drop and there you have it a very traditional valentine box. Sometimes tradition is the way to go.

Don't forget to get your comments in for the candy because tomorrow after school I will have my daughter pick a random number.

I also have some stamps for sale, check it out and email me if you are interested.

Have a stamp happy day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What my name means

What Stacy Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

This could not be more right and wrong all at the same time. I have settled down but it is with someone who does not try to control me or what I do. I used to be in trouble many years ago but I now am cool headed and think before I speak or act. This was so much fun. I found my way to this through Laurens blog. Give it a try and see if its right on.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Retired SU! Sets for Sale

I have so many stamp sets sitting around and I am really limited with room so I have decided to part with some stamps. This is difficult for me because I don't like to part with any of them but the hubby says if we don't get rid of something we may have to get rid of somebody. Well I love my children and I don't want to be homeless so that only leaves him, but I don't think that was who he was referring to.

I will only accept paypal and if you are interested email me and I will let you know the total with shipping. I will try to keep this post updated as things go. Everything is priced at least 40% off catalog cost, some are as much as 50%.

Don't forget the candy in the post below.

The World Over--$7
Happy Harmony--$7--pending
Best Blossoms--$7
Classic Numbers--$7
Little Holiday Wishes--$7
Thats Nice--$7
Blooming With Happiness--$7--SOLD
Because of You--$7--SOLD
Delight In Lift--$7
Oh So Lovely--$7-SOLD
Big Blossom--$7

Stippled Stencils--$5
Around and About--$5
Doodle That--$5--pending

Little Hellos--$10
All Natural--$10
Day to Day Flexible Phrases--$10
Both Way Blossoms--$10
All Around Argyle--$10
Love It--$10
Dotted Autumn--$10

Perfect Presentation--$12--SOLD

All About Occasions stamp set and both wheels--$15
Autumn Fest--$15
Supersize Snowflake--$15
Sew Seasonal--$15
Watercolor Garden--$15

Cold Play--$17
Bodacious bouquet--$17

Butterflies and Blossoms--$3
Wings and things--$3

Have a stamp happy day!







Sunday, February 3, 2008

Beates Weekend Sketch Challenge

Good Sunday to everyone. I hope your weekend treated you well. Mine was not so busy so I got some stamping done. I always love to check out Beates WSC. I actually got one done over the weekend.

I used an MFT mini set called Hot Stuff. It is not a new one but is new to me. I used my favorite colors chocolate chip, close to cocoa and very vanilla. The dp is retired from SU! and a sin as far as I am concerned. It was my all time fav. I used my square punches and my tag punches. I used some hemp twine that I found at Michaels, I love the dark brown color that it is. I also used some very vanilla buttons with hemp tied through them. I stamped with adirondack espresso ink and did not color I thought the simple images looked great on this card.

This was an especially fun sketch and I will probably use it again. Thank you all for coming to visit my blog and to celebrate I will post some candy tomorrow. Be sure to check back so you can have a chance at the candy.

Have a stamp happy day!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Verve Visual Guest Designer Contest

Good Friday all, it has been crazy weather here and the kids did not have school and I am ready for a break. We have ice, sleet and freezing rain so I can't even send them out to play in the snow.

I did get a chance to stamp and so I made an attempt at the sketch provided by Verve Visual. It is an opportunity to be a guest designer. I used a stamp set from SU! because unfortunately I do not have any of their sets yet. Much to my dismay I might add.

I used Always stamp set and all SU cardstock in taken with teal, old olive, pumpkin pie and whisper white. The dp is Bali Breeze also from SU! The felt flowers and ribbon are new this catalog and the brads are from Rich Regals. I used versamark ink for the heart and sentiment and embossed with brilliance ep from Sparkle and Sprinkle. The 4 gems are from Amuse available at Ellens store.

Thank you for looking and let me know what you think. Don't forget to come back on Monday for the CANDY! Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Combo challenges

Hello all. I know that the counter has surpassed 1000 and I promise to be back on Monday with the blog candy post. But for now I have two cards to show you. The first is a combination of two challenges this week over at SCS. The new technique and sketch challenge all rolled into one.

It really worked out perfectly because the sketch called for a big flower and the new technique was a flower made of paper, the dahlia fold. Now I have to admit at first I did not think I was going to make it through all eight circles but it got easier as I went.

I used all Stampin' Up! products on this card. The designer paper is the new Bali Breeze and I just love it. The ribbon is new to and just beautiful. No stamping on this card as I felt it really did not need a sentiment. Busy enough on the front.

The second card I made for a sketch challenge over at Tami Mayberry's blog. I had been stalking her blog since I saw her on the Hanna Stamps design team and I thought something happened to her because she had not posted in two months but all of a sudden she is back and gave me this great sketch to take on.

The card is 4x9. I had never made a card this size before and it scared me a little but after I was done I actually liked it. Again I used all Stampin' Up! products with the exception of the dew drops. The designer paper is Bali Breeze and the stamp set is Always. I just got this set and I absolutely love it. I embossed the bird with old olive craft ink and clear ep and cut him out. I used textured cardstock and stamped the branch on the rose red piece of cs. The ribbon is old olive 5/8" grosgrain, another of my favs. I love wide ribbon. The dew drops were an afterthought because when I was done I felt like it needed something else. These dew drops have been great in cases like this because if I had used brads they would have shown on the back. Yuck!

Thanx for looking and be sure to check back on Monday for your chance at some candy. Have a great weekend in case I don't get a chance to post again. Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Here it is finally I got some time to stamp and I did Laurens weekend sketch. My mojo is off today and I am not up to par but this is a pretty cute card. I liked her sketch it was for a simple layout and I probably took it to the next level but sometimes simple is not so easy.

I used my new Gina K stamps How Sweet it Is. These stamps are stamps for a cause and a certain amount of money paid for the set goes for diabetes research. Gina has many other causes and stamp sets. Head on over to her site and check it out.

I used my cuttlebug for the card base and my nestabilities for the main image and its pink layer. Prima flowers with a Making Memories brad and the bright ribbon is from my stash I do not know the source. I colored with my copics and highlighted with a sakura gelly roll stardust pen. Gotta love the bling. I did away with the sentiment b/c the card base has happy birthday all over it.

Thank you for looking and visiting my site. Let me know what you think. Have a stamp happy nite!

I got it! My paper pretties box!

Hello all. I am so excited I finally got my december box and woohoo is it full of pretty things. I made the card that they send the directions for in the box. It is a cute little card but I added some stickles to my candy b/c I can't seem to make a card without the bling.

Thanx for looking and have a stamp happy nite!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I am not dead just took a break.

I have been MIA I know. I was so sick and needed a break. After stamp club was over last week I just went into hiding and tried to get lots of rest. I have had a cold since the day after christmas and I was sick of being sick. I think I finally feel better and hopefully I can get caught up on my challenges.

This card posted today was for last weeks sketch challenge over at MFT on SCS member company forums. I got some new stamps and I can't wait to use them all. I used Punny Farm from MFT on this card. I made this card with my Grandmother in mind. When I was a kid my gram had losts of chickens so I thought this was fitting. The inside says Just Chicken Up On You.

I used SU cardstock in pumpkin pie, really rust and bashful blue. the dp which is from my stash was my color inspiration. I utilized some dew drops and the photo corner punch. I colored with copics and drew in the grass with my copic multiliner pen.

Thanx for looking and it looks like that 1000 mark is creeping up on me. We will have some candy to celebrate. Have a stamp happy day!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Gettin' my hands dirty

Hello and good friday to everyone. I recently joined the fan club over at Splitcoast and after this months dirty girls challenges hit the gallery I could not wait to try my hand at some of their challenges.

This was the skectch and general overall theme. I think I am going to give this to my hubby for Valentines Day. I made this card with my new toys from Close To My Heart. I just loved this stamp set and had to have it. Heartfelt is its name and the hearts are just scrumptious. The designer paper is More to Adore and also from CTMH.

The buttons, ribbon and brads are SU. I used some ink from both companies. Let me know what you think. Thank you for looking and have a stamp happy day.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Girl

Hello all. Here is my first scrap page ever on my blog. I took my inspiration from a page in the SU! catalog. I used the same stamp set One of a Kind and the saying My Girl but I changed the colors and the layout. I used pretty in pink, whisper white, basic grey and basic black all textured cardstock. I also used boho bkgds along the top of the page and urban west rub ons. They are hands down my new fav toy. I just love them and they are so easy.

If you couldn't tell I finally got my new toys from SU and just in the nick of time. My first club meeting of the year is tonite. I have been a busy little beaver getting ready for that so I have slacked in my posts. This page is not for club either I just wanted to play and I am trying to get back into the swing of things with my scrapbooking. I am way behind.

The beautiful girl in the pic is my wonderful daughter Jaedyn. She is a great little girl and I don't know what I would do without her or her two brothers Kyle and Gage. I will try to get pages done for them and post them, maybe later this week.

As always thanx for stopping by and we are slowyly approaching the 1000 mark and when we do as I promised there will be some candy. Let me know what you think and have a stamp happy day.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Heart Pocket Card

Today over at SCS was try a new technique and the heart pocket was new to me so I gave it a shot and I was actually really pleased with my outcome.

I used all SU paper, ruby red, cameo coral, very vanilla and ginger blossom dp. The ribbon is certainly celery grosgrain and the pearls are from the pretties kit. I cuttlebugged the bkgd and made my scallops with a 5/8" circle punch that I got from PTI. I plan on putting chocolate in the pocket but I do not have any valentine chocolate yet. The sentiment is from MFT Baby It's Cold Outside and I felt it was really appropriate for valentines day. I did emboss the sentiment to make it stand out.

Thanx for looking and let me know what you think. Have a stamp happy nite!