Saturday, December 15, 2007

SCGIFT07 Bonus Challenge on SCS

On Tuesday I needed a card to teach my stamping buddies , it was 30 minutes before I was supposed to be there so I needed a quick idea , so I checked the SCS sketch challenges really quickly and found this bonus sketch , looked like I could do a fairly quick card from it , so I grabbed some DP and wide ribbon , a couple scallop punches and this is what I threw together in about 20 minutes .
Supplies used :
Mega and Giga scallop circle punches
Wide ribbon (from Dollar Tree)
Winter Matstack from DCWV
SU! Snowburst set
white gel pen
Quickie glue pen
SU! DD Glitter on Snowflake
Pop dots

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Handcrafted Jewelry for Christmas

My TOPS group had a Christmas party Monday night and we were to bring a gift that was a minimum $15.00 value , so since I make jewelry I decided to make this set for my gift , definitely more then a $15.00 value . Of coarse since it was a small package and not a heavy one it was almost the last to be picked , which made me feel bad , like maybe my gift was not good enough , I think the gal that ended up with it liked it . The glass beads are purple and light blue(Elite Better Beads) with decorative silver accents(Elite Better Beads).
I will be posting more jewelry I have made throughout this week .

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Natural Beauty for My Secret Sister

Here is one of the cards I made for my Devine Secret Sibling on SCS for round 3 2007 .
I used Natural Beauty Stamp Set and some of last years SU!in colors True Thyme , Marigold Morning , Cranberry Crisp , also used is pop dots and a rhinestone .

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Elf name is :

Your Elf Name Is...

Freckles Helper

Got my Elf name changed as I did not like the last one !

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas Treat Card

We made these fun treat cards at our Tuesday night stamping class last week , my friend Chris taught us how to make these . They are very fun and easy to make .
The Santa image has glitter on all the parts that are usually white such as beard etc. , main image and shiney gold piece are mounted on pop dots . The red piece is 5.5" x 3.25" and scored at 3"& 3.5" , use a tiny hole punch to make holes for the gold thread to go thru . Tissue paper was used on this for the pockets but I would recommend to use DP , cut a piece about 5"x 5" and fold to make a double pocket for candy , tea or whatever you want to tuck into the pockets . Ribbon is about 20 inches long . Hope these instructions are not to vague , if you have any questions please let me know .

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving !

Sorry for no new posts lately , but I am in Idaho visiting my family for the Thanksgiving holiday , I will have a new post of something pretty cool when I return on Sunday .
Have a great weekend !

Friday, November 16, 2007

I am an elf !

This is too funny you must try it !

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


On the 13th of November I received an email update from Julia Stainton's blog which I had subscribed to months ago , I clicked on the link and it said Christmas Card Kit Winners…. I scrolled down and read on and it said : My first winner, the winner of the Basic Grey 6x6 Figgy Pudding pad and the Lizzie Anne Designs Joy to the World stamp set and a few other goodies, is number 135. Congratulations Lastel! I about fell off my chair , I think I was in shock ! How thrilling and exciting , it was the first time I had ever won blog candy , and I have tried on dozens of blogs for several months now and no luck , but today was my lucky day .
Then at 1:14 am on the 14th I received an email update from Paper Pleasing Ideas , Reneejul1's blog which read , We're Payin' It To...
#196 - Lastel/STAMPINSTEL who said
Wow, 300,000 hits, congrats ! I hope someday my blog will be as popular. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide and for offering a chance to win such a cool prize !
I had won a $25.00 gift certificate to , again I about fell off my chair when I read my name as the winner . Now how often does one win something twice in a 24 hour period ? I think not very often ! I am thrilled to have been chosen the winner of these prizes ! Both of these fine young ladies are awesome stampers and you must check out their blogs if you have not already , and please go check out as well , they have some great deals going on right now .

Monday, November 12, 2007

SC141 TOPS Pal Birthday Card

After reading Papersmiles blog contest about using DP as the main attraction of the card , I decided to pick an SCS challenge to inspire me , and I needed a card for a TOPS pals birthday , so this is what I came up with . Seems like it needs something , but I did not want to cover up this pretty paper . Main image is popped up with pop dots .
Stamps : Happy Everything -used on the inside
Paper : K&Company , Various other CS-some textured
Flowers & brad : Making Memories & Greenhouse/American Crafts

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pay It Forward

Last week I received this Pay It Forward RAK from Donna Baker (pictured above) after signing up for her Pay It Forward game . I agreed to Pay It Forward to 5 other people who will agree to post it on their blogs and Pay It Forward to 5 people , so if you want to play , let me know and send me your name and address , so I can send a couple goodies to you .

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

SC148 Season of Joy

These 2 cards were made as a project for my tuesday night class with my stamping buddies . They loved this project . I used SCS sketch challenge #148 for the layout , but turned it on it's side . I was not paying close attention to what I was pasting down and switched the top layers from the way I wanted to put them , so I will be making another set and make them the way I entended these to be . It is hard to see in the picture , but there is DD glitter on the tree and star .
The main image is stamped on the white cs then again on another piece and the cut out and is raised up with 3-d glue dots , as is the entire main image panel This is a very simple quick card to make .
Supplies used :
Stamps : Season of Joy
Paper : Wisper White , Purely Pom., Wild Wasabi , DCWV winter matstack
Ink : Wild Wasabi , Purely Pomegranite
accessories : gold organdy ribbon , DD glitter , glue pen , glue dots

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sparkly Joy

October was a crazy month for me and I was unable to stamp and post as much as I would like to have done , but I do finally have something .
I had to opportunity to join a swap with my uplines yahoo group , no special theme and NVR , so this is the card I came up with , it is my first time using my circle scallop punches and my new set of stamps . I like how it turned out . The scan does not show the glitter very well .
Supplies used are :
Mega and Giga scallop punches
Illuminations stamp set
Baroque Burgandy Ink
DCWV Winter Matstack
Non SU! CS
DD Glitter
Satin ribbon
White gel pen

I am hoping to be able to post on a more regular basis very soon . Thanks for looking !

When I reach 1000 hits I will be offering some Blog candy , so stay tuned !

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy Witchy Halloween

I love Halloween , it is such a fun time of the year , I love seeing all the cute & fun costumes all the children wear , it reminds me of Halloween when I was a child and all the fun we used to have . I really enjoy making cards for Halloween , it is so much fun .
Here is a Halloween card I made this month , it is slightly different then the one I posted on SCS a few weeks ago . Main image is popped up as well as the spider and bat .
Stamps: Stampendous
Punches : Martha Stewart
Designer Paper : Martha Stewart
Others items used : Brads , ribbon , water color pencils , aquabrush , glitter gel pen , white gel pen , glitter , pop dots .

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Asian Style Card

Ok so maybe it is not the best card I have made , but it is the first card I made since I started my blog so I will post it . I made it at our Tuesday stamping night , with my stamping buddies . It is made with washi paper and punches . I love Asian style , so I really like it even though it is really simple to make .

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Second Annual OR/WA SCS Gathering

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the second SCS gathering & shoebox swap that we have had here in Oregon and I must tell you it was a blast . There were door prizes for everyone donated by various vendors and attendees and some awesome raffle prizes also , with the funds raised from the raffle going to a local charity . My upline sumtoy on SCS(Roseanne) won the grand raffle prize , just as she did last year , lucky lady I tell ya . A big Thanks to all the vendors who participated !!!
We met lots of awesome ladies from Oregon and Washington , and look forward to seeing them again at future events .
After the event a large group of us got together and had dinner at a local Red Robin and that was a blast as well . We got to know some of these awesome ladies even better at dinner .
A huge thanks to all the sweet ladies who put this event together , Doodah, Dorinda , & Stamps&Cars you all pulled it off wonderfully .
You can find pics posted on SCS if you are a member there , you know what I am talking about .

Welcome !

Hi and welcome to my new blog , where I hope to share my love of stamping and perhaps a few other craft projects . I am very new at this so bear with me as I learn all the fun things I need to know about blogging .