Monday, February 28, 2011

Upsy Daisy for SSSC106

This is one of my favorite stamp sets and I thought it would be perfect for this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I am ready for the flowers to come up and the Snow to all melt! Some of my neighbors have no snow left in their yards...I still have like 5 feet in some spots. I don't think it will ever melt!

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy (WM-111710), & On Your Birthday (WM-114916)

Cardstock: Rose Red (102544), Very Vanilla (101650), & Sweet & Sour DSP (117390)

Ink: Rose Red (101778)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Circle #2 Die (114526), 3” Circle Die (Occasions Mini 122125), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Mat Pack (105826), & Paper Piercer (116631)

Perfect Touch: 1/8” Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (119960), Subtles Designer Buttons (119745), Neutral Designer Buttons (119743), & Subtles Glimmer Brads (Occasions Mini 121004)

Extra’s: Snail (104332)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Paper Players Challenge #36 - Fun with Fabric

Well this is my last card as being a guest Designer for The Paper Players. I have had a blast and I am truely honored that I was asked to be a guest Designer. Every one on the Design Team is amazing and so freindly!

This weeks challenge is to create with Fabric. I do not play with fabric (my mother is the quilter, and I am the card maker...) So I used Ribbon and made this Ribbon Flower. I have seen them all over blog land and finally made my first one. My color choices started from that little fabric brad. I love how this card came together. What do you think?


Stamp Sets: Build a Blossom (Occasions Mini WM-121923 CM-121994), & Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini WM-121915 CM-121982)

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi (108641), Pretty in Pink (100459), Very Vanilla (101650), & Subtles DSP (117152)

Ink: Wild Wasabi (109014)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335), 2 ½” Circle Punch (Occasions Mini 121906), Blossom Petal Punch (Occasions Mini 121808), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval Punch (119855)

Perfect Touch: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291), & Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads (Occasions Mini 121880)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294), & Glue Dots (103683)

Thanks for stopping by and please play along with this week's challenge!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nature Walk with Stamping 411

Happy Saturday! My 3 kids who have been sick all week are all feeling buetter, The rain/snow has ended and the sun is out. I hope this will be a Great Day, and I started it off with a great sketch from Stamping 411. Most of the Stamping 411 designers went with a Masculine card, so I kind of followed...although I guess this card could go either way.

Stamp Sets: Nature Walk (Occasion Mini CM-121997 WM-121925), & Perfect Punches (CM-120516 WM-117022)

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy (101722), Soft Suede Textured (119948), & Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Soft Suede (115657)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Lots of Tags 4 Pack Embosslits (114508), 2 x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (119859), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Crop A Dile (108362), Paper Snips (103579), & Mat Pack (105826)

Perfect Touch: Jumbo Antique Eyelets (108431), Metallic Eyelets (105319), & Linen Thread (104199)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 25, 2011

MDS Friday

Here is another layout using ScrapSketch20 layout from the MDS website. Go check it out. I created this layout from a trip we took to Six Flags, New England last year. We love to go there. It's about a 2 hour drive for us and we buy the season passes so we visit often! A few more months until they open...The kids can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mojo with The Pals

I created this card based on 2 challenges this week. Mojo Monday for the Sketch & Pals Paper Art for the Inspiration which is Scallops this week. I added som Scallop edging around my focal point and on my Ribbon layer. I also used a lot of Pearls...as pearls come from Scallops...

Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini CM-121982 WM-121915)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), & Greenhouse Gala DSP (117167)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Lots of Tags 4 pack Embosslits (114508), 3” Circle Die (Occasions Mini 122125), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), & Word Window Punch (119857)

Perfect Touch: Basic Pearls (119247), Certainly Celery 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119255), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (Occasion Mini 120999), & Linen Thread (104199)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Easter for The Sweet Shop

Oh this is such a cute sketch layout from the The Sweet Shop. I have wanted to use this stamp for Easter but thought it was still a bit too early. When I saw this sketch I knew it was time.

Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms (Occasions Mini WM-121905 CM-122057)

Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Pink Pirouette (111351), Very Vanilla (101650), & Subtles DSP (117152)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Scallop Oval Punch (119856), & Decorative Label Punch (Occasions Mini 120907)
Perfect Touch: Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (120931)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Sunday on Tuesday SSSC105

This is another great sjetch from Karen Giron over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I choose to do a girl's Birthday card using non-traditional colors. When I think of the Celebrations DSP pack I often think rough tough little boys. I glammed this Blue card up using lots of pearls!

Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini CM-121982 WM-121915)

Cardstock: Pacific Point (111350), Bashful Blue (105120), Whisper White (100730), & Celebrations DSP (117164)

Ink: Pacific Point (111837)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), 3” Circle Die (Occasions Mini 122125), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), & Build a Cupcake (Occasions Mini 121807)

Perfect Touch: Basic Pearls (119247), & Whisper White 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119262)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Punch Bunch with SSC191

This weeks Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge is a super clean & Simple one! With only a couple of layers this card was assembled in a jiffy! I love how this stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog coordinates with the Two Tags Die.

Stamp Sets: Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration WM-121847 CM-123211)

Cardstock: Early Espresso (1196869, Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730), & Subtles DSP (117152)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), Finial Press Embossing Folder (115963), & 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
Perfect Touch: Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (120931)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Paper Players Sketch Challenge 35

Wow I can not believe this is my 3rd week as a guest designer for The Paper Players! Time is flying by. I am having such a good time, and visiting all of the wonderful blogs...Just amazing! This week we have a Sketch Challenge for you! I love sketch challenges. Just pick your favorite color combo and stamp set and Play along with us this week!

Stamp Sets: Perfect Punches (WM-117022 CM-120516)

Cardstock: Marina Mist (119682), Certainly Celery (105125), Whisper White (100730), & Subtles DSP (117152)

Ink: Marina Mist (119668)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Original Oval Die (114525), 2 x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (119859), Paper Piercer (116631), & Mat Pack (105826)

Perfect Touch: Subtles Glimmer Brads (Occasions Mini 121004), Subtles Designer Buttons (119745), & Marina Mist 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119257)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping By!

Friday, February 18, 2011

MDS Friday

Here is another MDS Page layout. I'm really enjoying being able to do page layouts so fast and with out the cleanup! Here is the ScrapSketch19 link if you would like to join for this week.



If you would like to order the MDS Software click here, and click here to see the newest MDS Downloads that are available.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

PPA81 - Sketch Challenge

I Love sketch Challenge's! This week The Pals Paper Art Design team has a fantastic sketch challenge. I love the colors conmbo of this card, and I can not get enough of these little paper flowers that are made from the Blossom Party Bigz Die.

Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations (WM-115068)
Cardstock: Soft Suede Textured (119948), Baja Breeze (111352), Very Vanilla (101650), & Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)

Ink: Soft Suede (115657)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), 1 ¾” Scallop Circle (119854), 2 x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (119859), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), & Blossom Party Die (115971)

Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding (Occasion Mini 122332), Linen Thread (104199), & Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for stopping By!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Because I Care for The Sweet Shop SSS95 Sketch


I am ready for SPRING! I am ready for all my flowers to start popping up out of the frozen ground. I am ready for SPRING! I thought the sketch layout for The Sweet Shop this week had the perfect space for my big Hydrangea Flower. Love this image!

Stamp Sets: Because I Care (IB&C Hostess Level 1 WM-118384 CM-120118), & Sincere Salutations (WM-115068)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum (101889), Very Vanilla (101650), & Subtles DSP Pack (117152)

Ink: Perfect Plum (101437)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 2 x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (119859), & Scallop Oval Punch (119856)
Perfect Touch: Very Vanilla 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119960), Subtles Designer Buttons (110745), & Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch #178

I love playing along with the Mojo Monday crew! This is a great sketch! I created this simple card in under 10 minutes(once I dediced on the color combo and coordinating DSP...ha ha). The Sun was out today(created Monday 2/14) and it was rather warm so I decided on "Sunny Garden DSP". Soon spring will be here!

Stamp Sets: On Your Birthday (WM-111664)
Cardstock: Poppy Parade (119793), Whisper White (100730), & Sunny Garden DSP (119831)

Ink: Poppy Parade (119782)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), & 3” Circle Die (Occasion Mini 122125)

Perfect Touch: 1/8” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (119262), & Basic Pearls (119247)
Extra’s: Snail (104332)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Upsy Daisy for Sweet Sunday SSSC104


Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!!!

I Love this sketch from Sweet Sunday and I am really lovin' this stamp set lately! I think this is the 1st set I bought as a SU' Demonstrator. This set can be used for just about any type of card. I hope it will never retire!

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy (WM-111710), & Curly Cute (WM-117014 CM-120510)
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant (105126), Crumb Cake (120953), & Regals DSP (117154)

Ink: Elegant Eggplant (105210)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976) & Tasteful Trim Die (Holiday Mini 2010 carry over Item 120893)

Perfect Touch: Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743), Hemp Twine (100982), & Linen Thread (104199)
Extra’s: Snail (104332)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Paper Players Color Challenge #34

When I first saw the Challenge Colors I was a little bit scared! I thought how in the world am I going to pull off Cajun Craze & Cherry Cobbler together? Color Challenges are the hardest challenges to do. I find myself get stuck at a dead end road...

I have to say I love the way this card turned out. I used the Cherry Cobbler as a accent to the Cajun Craze in the flower and I think it works. What do you think?

Stamp Sets: Curly Cute (WM-117014 CM-121510)

Cardstock: Cajun Craze (119684), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), & Regals DSP Pack (117154)

Ink: Cajun Craze (119671)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439) & Blossom Party Die (115971)

Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding (Occasions Mini 122332), Regals Designer Buttons (119744), & Hemp Twine (100982)

Extra’s: Snail (104332)

Thanks for stopping by and please play along with The Paper Players this week!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bouncy Bayer Technique for SSC190

I have wanted to try the Bouncy Bayer Technique for a while and have never had a good idea to use it with. My Son told me late last night that he was invited to a sleep over birthday today. So I needed a Birthday card for a 14 year old. I thought the today's sketch from Stamping411 and this technique would be perfect for a quick card. (I smudge the "HAPPY" a little bit but was pressed for time so I couldn't do a re-do...)

I also flipped the sketch...

Stamp Sets: Extreme Skateboard (WM-115179), & On Your Birthday (WM-111664)
Cardstock: Night of Navy (100867), Glossy White (102599), Whisper White (100730), & Regals DSP Pack (117154)

Ink: Night Of Navy (102977), & Jet Black Stazon (101406)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439) & Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)

Perfect Touch: Night of Navy 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119258), & Regals Designer Buttons (119744)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday MDS Project



I am so excited to finally get a scrapbook page completed using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio (MDS). I found this cool MDS Challenge that posts a Digital Layout every Saturday. Click here. Everyone can access this site. Customers & Demonstrators are welcome. This is just what I needed. I always have trouble with Layouts and need that jumping off point. This will be a personal goal to do a couple of scrap book pages a week and post them on Friday's. Let me know what you think!



Stampin' Up! just released a digital MDS Catalog. Click here to download PDF .

New SU MDS DOwnloads are available. Click here to view them!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me your comments and feedback! I love hearing from you!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vintage Style for PPA80

Those were the Days....is the Inspiration for this week's Pals Paper Art Challenge! Vintage style is a weak spot for me for sure! I am a clean and crisp kind of gal when it comes to stamping. One of my Stamping Goals for 2011 is to make more vintage type of cards. How did I do?

The Bold color of her skirt was the first thing that jumped out out me when I saw this photo. So that is the color combo I went with. I antiqued the Cherry Cobbler with Basic Black to mute it a little bit. The result almost looks like suede.
Stamp Sets: Medallion (WM-115223), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), & Punch Potpourri (Hostess Level 1 IB&C CM-120124 WM-118394)
Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685), & Love Letter DSP (117162)

Ink: Basic Black (101179), & Versa Mark (102283)

Cool Tools: 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850), Word Window Punch (119857), Heat Tool (100005), & Sponges (101610)
Perfect Touch: Basic Black Satin Ribbon (117285), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), White Embossing Powder (109132), Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743), & Hemp Twine (100982)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), Sticky Strip (104294), & Glue Dots (103683)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nature Walk with Friday Mashup #30

This is a quick clean & Simple card I created with the Friday Mashup Sketch. The new SU Botancial Gazzette DSP did all the work for me! This card took less than 10 minutes to put together!

Stamp Sets: Nature Walk (Occasions Mini WM-121925 CM-121997), & Fundamental Phrases (WM-114968)
Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), & Botanical Gazette DSP (Occasions Mini 121783)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Modern Label Punch (119849), & Word Window Punch (119857)

Extra’s: Snail (104332)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Welcome to the February PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Stampin Up’s Fabulous Sale-A-Bration projects for your inspiration! Our hop logo was designed using the MDS CD you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration!

You've likely hopped over from Nicole Watt, www.impressionsbynicole.com, I'm stop number 8 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

1. Melissa Ordelheide www.naturalstampin.com
2. Mary Fish -- http://stampinpretty.com
3. Barbara Chatzkel -- www.takeoutpaperarts.com
4. Gina Shaw -- www.cardsbyginashaw.com
5. Ann Schach http://www.stampinchic.com
6. Joanna Munster -- www.inspiredbystampin.com
7. Nicole Watt www.impressionsbynicole.com
8. Stephanie Uzee - You are here
9. Joan Norris http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog
10. Kylie Nicolosi www.kyliescraftycorner.blogspot.com
11. Carla Bazhenow www.Carlas-Scraps.com
12. Dawn Gross http://dawnsthisnthat.blogspot.com
13. Nina Dee www.deesignsbyninadee.blogspot.com
14. Mike Funke -- http://stampin-style.typepad.com
15. Melanie Collins http://www.oopsadaisy.typepad.com


I created this card with the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set Punch Bunch. This is a great set as it coordinates with punches or Dies that you most likely already own! I used it with the Two Tags Die. Love the way I was able to mount the Sentiment!

Stamp Sets: Punch Bunch (Sale-A-Bration CM-123211 WM-121847)
Cardstock: Soft Suede (Textured 119948), Baja Breeze (111352), Very Vanilla (101650), & Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)

Ink: Soft Suede (Classic Ink Pad 115657, Stampin’Write Marker 120973)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), & Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Two Tags Die (115954), 1 ¾” Scallop Circle (119854), & Color Spritzer (107066)
Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (Occasion Mini 12332)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Joan Norris, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog, stop number 9 on the February PALS HOP!
Thanks for "hopping" by!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mojo 177 with The Long Fellows

I flipped the Mojo 177 Sketch this week to fit in one of the Long Fellows. Believe it or not this is the 1st time I am using this set! I have had it since it came out back in July. It is such a cute set for kids!

Stamp Sets: Long Fellows (Hostess Level 2 IB&C CM-120136 WM-118720), & Word Play (CM-120651 WM-120308)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue (105120), Pacific Point (111350), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), & Celebrations DSP (117164)

Ink: Pear Pizzazz (In-Color 119784)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Decorative Label Punch (Occasions Mini 120907), & 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850)
Perfect Touch: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), & In Color Glimmer Brads (Occasion Mini 121005)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Paper Players - Challenge #33

Wow!!! I am super excited to be the February Guest Designer for The Paper Players Sunday Challenge. This challenge is all about Love in the air. This card could be used for Valentine's Day, a Anniversary, or just to simply say I love you!

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings (CM-120573 WM-118517)
Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685), & Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools: Scallop Oval (119856), 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval (119855), & Sponges (101610)
Perfect Touch: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Occasions Mini 120992), & Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), Dimensionals (104430), & Sticky Strip (104294)

Thanks for stopping by and please join the fun ove at The Paper Players!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just Believe Get Well Card


I created this card based on 2 challenges this week. The sketch layout is from Stamping411, and the color combo is from Stampin' Royalty. I have to say I can not get enough of this color combo lately. I have been using lots of Soft Suede, Baja Breeze & Crumb cake. Just love them together!




Stamp Sets: Just Believe (CM- 120453, WM-113252), & Sincere Salutations (WM-115068)


Cardstock: Soft Suede (Textured 119948, Smooth115318 ), Not Quite Navy ( 101722), Very Vanilla (101650), & Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)

Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin’Write Marker 120973), Baja Breeze (Stampin’ Write Marker 120965)




Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (Occasion Mini 12332)


Extra’s: Snail (104332)





Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow as I am the February Guest Designer for The Paper Players along with Kerin Sylvester!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

PPA79 with Awash with Flowers

This week the Pals Paper Art Design team has a color challenge, and this was a huge challenge for me. I usually tend to use neutrals color tones, with a little bit of color. This color combo is all bright colors to my eyes.


Stamp Sets: Awash with Flowers (CM-120549 WM-117062)
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry (Textured 119942), Certainly Celery (105125), & Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836), Certainly Celery (105217) & Basic Black (101179)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), & Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Top Note Die (113463), & Blender Pens (102845)
Perfect Touch: Rich Razzleberry 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (119259), & Brights Designer Buttons (119747)
Extra’s: Snail (104332)
Thanks for stopping by!