Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pretties For Your Pleasure

Two more cards from a recent workshop.

This one is done using the Cheep Talk stamp set. I absolutely adore this set. It is just so fresh, yet retro all at the same time. You can't tell from the picture, but the scallop circle element is popped off the card using dimensionals.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Card stock: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle

This card appears very flat here because I scanned it in the computer, but it's actually pretty cute in person. It uses the very versatile Flight of the Butterfly set. This is yet another one of my favs (I'll probably say this for every card). Seriously, I love the gift of the butterfly that Lord has blessed us with. The whole idea of something so outwardly (and inwardly) ugly becoming something so purely beautiful is a picture of us all as sinners accepting Christ as savior and becoming children of the King - beautiful in his sight. Who wouldn't love that?

Supplies used:
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery
Ribbon: Certainly Celery Twill

Okay, now that I have posted some pretties, I must show you what I am up to.

I know, a mess, right? I am finally getting around to cataloging my stamp sets. I wish someone would have advised me to do this from the start, but oh well, better late than never as they say.
What I plan to do is stamp each set on a separate sheet of paper and enter it into a notebook. That way when I am searching for inspiration, or something specific, I can pull out my handy stamp index and browse, rather than digging through stacks of stamps as they fall all over the place. Not pretty when this happens by the way, and believe me it happens often.

Another thing I plan to do while I have my stamps all out is color code them using these great little multi colored hole reinforcers I found at WM in the office supply section. I will use red for retired, green for current, yellow for sets from a mini catty and finally purple for hostess only sets because that's the color of the rubber on these sets. Just had a thought, I didn't include sale-a-bration sets - I think I'll use plain old white for those.

Anyway, when I get it all done, I will post a picture for your viewing pleasure. :)

Well, enough stalling, I better get to organizing seeing as how I just told the world I was going to get 'er done.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fabulous Friend

Here's a card I made for a recent workshop. I found a similar card on SCS ( by crazystamper01 and just tweaked it a bit. I just love the Petal Pizzaz stamp set. I hope you enjoy the card.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, Oval All
Card stock: Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Punches: 1/2" Circle, Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval, Eyelt Border,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My first post

I love card making, crafting of all kinds really, and photography. This blog will be a way for me to share those passions with others.

Primarily my posts will be centered around my Stampin' Up! business. I am so in love with this company and have been with them for just about a year now.

I have to send some love out to my big sis' who sent me my first handcrafted card years ago. She is the one who inspired me to get started making these little jewels from the heart and is always there for me when I need to ask a stampin' question. I love ya, T'. Thanks for being my red phone hot-line whenever I need it.

I also need to show some love for my mom who is my greatest supporter and best customer, other than myself of course. She is the first to sign up for every event and is an endless supplier of positive, uplifting encouragement. I love you, Mom!