Wednesday, October 31, 2007

SU! November Paper Party Promotion

Stampin' Up! has a great promotion going on in November for all you of paper lovers. From November 1st-30th when you buy three packs of Designer Series paper, you receive the 4th free ($9.95 value)! This includes the DSP in the mini catalog. The best part is there are no limitations! Now is the perfect time to stock up.

You can see the DSP on pages 170-173 in the Fall-Winter Collection, and on page 12 & 19 in the Holiday Mini Collection. Or Click HERE to see all of the paper swatches.

Click on the image below to see it full size.

Email me at if your interested!biggrin

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My stamp room

Well, I thought I'd finally post some pictures of my stamp room. I just cleaned it last night (well for the most part anyway). Hubby built the table for me a few years ago. As you can see, it's not completely done yet. We sill have to cover the 2'X4' front and legs with something. Other than that though I love it. The table is 4' deep and 8 foot long so it gives me plenty of room. If your wondering what the lines are all over the front of the table, those are one foot measurements. I did a ribbon swap a long time ago, so that made it much easier to measure yards of ribbon.

closer view

This is how I store my stamps. I wanted them all the all on display where I can easily see them. This is most of them, but the stuff I don't like anymore is shoved in the bottom drawer. Most of the shelves I built...thats why they're so crooked. Aside from the top one, the rest were built out of some scraps of wood, so I didn't even have to cut anything. I would like to redo these someday though and make them look nicer.
I made these of of green bean cans. I just covered them with cardstock and stamped on them. I wrapped the cardstock around part of the inside too to cover the jagged edges.This is my ribbon rack. I made this myself. The whole thing was made out of drawer fronts. Hubby used to work at a cabinet shop, so he got to take home all the scraps he wanted. This was also my first experience using a chop saw. I'm happy to say I still have all 10 fingers, lol. I really liked the design of the SU ribbon rack, but I'm kinda of " I want it now" person, so I just went a built it. I did have to have hubby nail it together for me though. I can use regular nails, but the little tiny ones I can't do anything with but bend.This is how I store my cardstock. I picked this up at Target a while back on clearance for $13 thanks to a thread I saw on SCS. Here is a closer view of the top.And of course, I had to put my computer right on my table so I wouldn't have to go far for inspiration.

Monday, October 29, 2007


I've been tagged by Chat aka nitestamper from Me, My Stamps and I. I recently found her blog, and now it's one of my favorites. Make sure you check it out.

Here is how it works. I'm supposed to tell you 7 (random/weird) facts about you. Then it's your turn to tag 7 other people and let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I got this tag a long time ago, so let me see if I can come up with something different this timewink.

1) I am completely obsessed with Desperate Housewives. I refuse to miss an episode.

2) I am 5'11". Sure does make it hard to find pants long enough.

3) I normally start decorating for Christmas right about this time. Last year I did it before Halloween. It was pretty funny that we had carved pumpkins on the front porch and the whole house decked out in Christmas.

4) My belly button is pierced, and I have a tattoo on my back. I used to have my tongue pierced too (very very painful by the waycry) , but I had to take it out a long time ago for work.

5) My husband and I recently decided to start riding bikes to get in better shape. I never realized how hard it was. The last time I was on a bike it was the kind you pedal backward to stoplol. Now I'm lucky to make it to the end of my driveway and back...but it is a long driveway, lol.

6) I hate cooking real food, but I love making deserts.

7) I hate glazed donuts. They are so sweet they just me me feel sick. They only kind I like are the plain chocolate ones. I hate filled donuts too.

Since it seems like pretty much everyone has already been tagged, I'm not going to tag anyone. If you haven't been, conider yourself taggedmrgreen.

Friday, October 26, 2007

In the Spotlight Z fold card

This was for Beate's weekend sketch challenge #25. The challenge was to make a z card. It's just a 4.25X11 piece of cardstock folded in half, the half it it pulled back to the main foldbiggrin. I just got to play around with In The Spotlight. My best friend let me borrow it(Thanks Caroline!mrgreen)
I think my main piece on this card is petty crooked, along with birthday. I think happy is a tad crooked tooredface. I guess I just can't stamp straight tonight.
I stamped the background in Wild Wasabi stamped off for a lighter look, but you can see at the bottom on one flower I forgot to stamp off first, lol.

-Stamps-In the Spotlight and Priceless
-Paper-Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, and Whisper White cardstock; Cutie Pie DSP.
-Ink-Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava.
-Accessories-Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon and Rhinestone brad.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Season of Joy SC147

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS (SC147). I had to turn the sketch around a bit though to make the image fit. For the image, I just inked up with markers 'tis the Season JOY portion of the stamp. I thought it looked a little plain though, so I inked up the poinsettia's and stamped those above and blow the image. Then I just sponged around the edges with River Rock.

-Stamps-Season Of Joy
-Ink-River Rock and Old Olive
-Paper-Whisper White, Real Red, and Old Olive; Dashing DSP
-Accessories-Real Red and Old Olive markers, Real Red grosgrain.

Another Snowflake Spot card

This card was for the DSketch1007 challenge for Fan Club Members on SCS. The sketch was changed a pretty good bit though. The circle was supposed to be much smaller (like the SU scallop punch) but I didn't have that punch when I made the card, or a circle to punch to put inside (and my circle cutter won't go that small)rolleyes. This sketch was also rectangle. The scallop circle was punched using the corner rounder. See my tutorial HERE.biggrin-Stamps-The Snowflake Spot, Seeing Spots, Snow Flurries, and Spot On Jumbo wheel
-Ink-Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou
-Paper-Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky,Blue Bayou and Whisper White; Cutie Pie DSP
-Accessories-Hodgepodge hardware, Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon and Ticket Corner Punch.
This piece of hodgepodge I've actually never used before. I have a ton of them because I've never found a use for them. The Pomegranate ribbon was run through first and tied around the inner rectangle, then the Blue Bayou piece was run through. I think it looks a little bit funny, but I'm glad I finally found something to do with that piecewink.

Thursday Sketch # 6

Here is the Sketch for this weekbiggrin. Sorry everything on here is Christmas cards lately. I just kept putting them off because I wanted to play with other stampswink.
The image was colored with markers. The snowflake was popped up with a glue dot.
-Stamps-Season Of Joy
-Paper-Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and River Rock cardstock; Dashing DSP
-Ink-River Rock
-Accessories- Old Olive and Real Red markers, Corner Rounder Punch, Real Red grosgrain, glue dot.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Yay! I got smilies now

I just got this firefox extension that I found that makes blogger posting look like this:biggrin
See all the smilies? How cool is that. THIS blog tells you how to istall everything. You do have to have firefox though. But seriously firefox is awesome!mrgreen

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday Sketch # 5

Sorry I'm getting this up so late. I really need to start making the sketch cards the day before since normally I stamp at night, but I just never seem to get around to to it =).

I'm pretty happy with how this one came out. The picture looks pretty bad though. I was having a really hard time getting a decent picture of this card. My camera doesn't seem to like these colors.

-Stamps-Baroque Motifs, Linen Background, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Season of Joy & Snow Flurries
-Ink-Baroque Burgundy, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke
-Paper-Baroque Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Kraft, and Whisper White.
-Accessories-Mellow Moss 1/4" grosgrain and Glue dots.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Funny Video

So I found this website where you can put your head on someone elses body for a video. This is me and my hubby doing the La Cucaracha. LOL. I had to hack off most of my hair, and hubby had to lose an ear though. It's kind of a pain editing the photos. =)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Reverse Masking

Well I finally decided to give Reverse Masking a try. I can't believe it took me so long. This is a really fun technique. If your not familiar with it, Beate has a great tutorial on SCS. What would we do without Beate? =)For this one I just cut a circle with my circle cutter and used the negative. The inside was sponged with stampin' sponges. The flowers were colored with Purely Pomegranate using a blender pen in the ink pad lid.
-Stamps-Simply Said and Priceless
-Ink-So Saffron, and Purely Pomegranate.
-Paper-Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
-Accessories-Stampin' Sponges and Blender pen.This one was a CASE from Impress5524 on SCS. Her card looks much better than mine though.

-Stamps-Snowflake Spot
-Ink-Blue Bayou and Soft Sky
-Paper-Very Vanilla
-Accessories-black pen, rhinestone brad, silver brad and silver cord.

Thursday Sketch # 4

Sorry I'm so late getting this up. I was watching 1408 with my hubby. Thats a really good movie by the way. Kinda weird, but very good. Definately not a dull moment.
Yay, new stamps today. Well I was good, all I got is the Snowflake spot, some sponges and an Always Artichoke marker.I seem to have a problem lately, that either I put too many layers on a card, or it's a one layer. There is no medium for me anymore. I think I need to work on that. On snowflake I did the rock and roll technique with Soft Sky and Blue Bayou.
-Stamps-The Snowflake Spot and Season of Joy
-Ink-Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky
-Paper-Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky cardstock. Cutie Pie DSP.
-Accessories-Silver Cord, Silver brads, Stampin Sponges and Tag corner punch.

Does anyone know how I can put smilies on here? Every time I try it just shows the image code.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

So you think you're a slob?!

Okay, So I've seen a lot of you post pictures of your messy stamp rooms, so I thought it was time to confess that I am a horrible slob. When I get in the groove I don't put ANYTHING away. And then normally by the time I get done stamping I don't feel like cleaning up my mess. So then the next time I want to stamp I don't want to have to clean first so I just kinda push stuff out of my way and leave myself a tiny little place to stamp. You have no idea how long this goes on before I decide to clean up after myself. Normally it's when I can't find anything at all, and I start to forget what I actually own. There are 10 stamp sets on the table right now most of them out of their cases, and 16 ink pads. The worst part though is I have a color caddy with in my reach, and I shelves on the walls that I keep my stamps on (also within reach). There is a ton of paper on the table too. I always pull out a bunch of colors trying to decide what to use, then don't put them away even though I have hanging file folders with in reach. I'm dreading putting all this stuff away. Lol. So anyway, here's what it looks like right now.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Season of Joy one layer

I'm trying to get a move on my Christmas cards finally, lol. I make them all different so it takes a lot of time.I love one layer cards. They are sooo easy! This one is 4.25 X 4.25.

-Stamps-Baroque Motifs and Season of Joy
-Paper-Very Vanilla
-Ink-Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate and Creamy Caramel.
-Accessories-Pop dots and sponges.

I used the main image from Baroque motifs . I stamped it once, then just a little bit more on each side. I hope that makes sense =). The flowers were cut out. I just curled the edges a little bit with my fingers and stuck a pop dot underneath. Then I stamped the sentiment, and a few little flowers then sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel. Super easy card!

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thursday Sketch # 3

Well, here is my Thursday Sketch number 3. It's a simple one =). Hope you like it!
Sorry the ribbon knot is so ugly, lol. I was having a heck of a time drawing that thing in paint.

Card recipe:
-Stamps-Priceless and Polka dots & Paisley.
-Ink-Whisper White craft, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate and Blue Bayou.
-Paper-Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, and Whisper White cardstock
-Accessories-Pop dots (under the flowers), white signo gel pen and Pomegranate double stitched ribbon.