Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ornament Punch

Who says a punch has to be used what it's meant to?? Punched the image, cut off the tip, created a vase. There are many versions of this layout. This is mine. Hope you like it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Shimmer Paint from Stampin' Up

I can't believe that it's been two months since I posted anything!! Time has gone by so fast at this end. I thought I better post something today before you all forget about me LOL. The fall-Christmas mini catalog from Stampin' Up is out and in full swing. There are quite a few exciting new products. I am particularly liking the new shimmer paint. Having fun experimenting with it. On this card I used a small mister, added a few drops of Champagne Mist, filled the mister with 3/4 of water, gave it a good shake, sprayed the flower from Reversed Prints on Whisper White Cardstock added to a layer of Cranberry Crisp. Yes, all of this is retired, using up my stash to make way for new supplies. Used dimensionals to add to Old Olive cardstock stamped with the Floral background. Also embossed a dragonfly in gold.
Until next time, hopefully it won't be so long. Still working out the kicks with the wax paper technique.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baby Cards

This week I designed some Baby Cards. This one turned out to be my favourite. I started with some Pretty In Pink cardstock and left over designer paper from a prints pack. Since there is a new Stampin' Up catalogue, I'm trying to use up some of my stored supplies. I ran the Cuttlebug folder "Our Baby" through the Big Shot, added some white taffeta ribbon (SU) and a baby face brad. The one below, I did the same, but with different colored paper.

Pink and blue once more, this time using Pink Pirouette (In Color that just retired) and Bordering Blue from the Rich Regal family. Ran the "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder through the Big Shot and the Flower Layers Original Die from Stampin' Up. Used the largest flower to make it look like the stork was flying in front of a cloud. The stork is from a retired stamp set from Stampin' Up called Buggies and Booties. I embossed it in white, punched some hearts from a hand held punch and some gold cord.

I’m experimenting with the Wax Resist technique. Come back next week and see what I’ve come up with. Until then, have a great week!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Orange Bread

I have two creations for you this week. The first one was made for the fabulous Robbi of Arlen's Artisan Breads at the local Farmers Market. The kind hearted Robbi (wave to Robbi) gave me one of her marvellous Orange Breads. It was delicious! I made her this card using the scratch and sniff technique using a small amount of orange Kool-Aid and clear embossing powder. For the inside I simply stamped a few oranges on Whisper White cardstock.

For the second card I used the new Level 2 Hostess stamp set, Wings of Friendship,

Cardstock: Rose Red, Basic Black, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Cord (Retired) and a small butterfly charm (non SU)

Have a fabulous creative week!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thank You Cards

I've been working on various Thank You Cards. All supplies used are from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted. These two were very simple and quick to do. The Gratuitious Graffiti stamp was stamped with White Craft Ink on black cardstock and stamped with Black Craft Ink on white cardstock.

I saw this card in a magazine a few years ago and finally tried it. I stamped the Filigree stamp using Lavender Lace classic ink, then stamped it on the Big Blossom stamp and stamped it on white cardstock. Added a button from a package that was purchased at a local dollar store and sentiment from Warmest Regards.

This is Baja Breeze embossed with white using Pocket Silhouettes and the Thank You sentiment from Fresh Cuts.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Helen's Birthday

When I started this blog I had full intentions of posting every Sunday. As you can see, this has not occurred. I’ve had a computer crash and a few anxiety attacks over losing many files and pictures. Thanks to Jeff at Right Click on Glick and my beloved Evan, I’m “back up and running”. Keeping fingers crossed that all is well.

My “cyber” friend Helen celebrated her birthday in April. I only mention cyber since we have never met in person. We met a few years ago over the internet and have a struck a special friendship. Helen truly inspires me to be a better person. She had recently mentioned her passion for birds which motivated me to create this box and set of cards for her special day. In my stampin’ circle anything but a card is known as “this is not a Julie project”. Literally thinking outside the box and with the help of, a BIG thank you to Mel for the easy to follow instructions on making this box, I came up with this little gift. There are 5 different designs, two of each. It was created using Baja Breeze textured cardstock, Parisian Breeze designer paper with Brushed Copper cardstock and embossing powder. The pictures pretty much tell how they were designed. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Helen sent a beautiful thank you card with birds on it :) thanking me for the "beautiful cards and the time and love put into them".

Sunday, April 5, 2009

LNS Challenge #13

This week's challenge at the LateNightStampers Yahoo Group was Birds of a Feather. This was my entry. I thought it would be appropriate to take a picture in front of Florence, my hen. We moved to an acreage about a year and a half ago and I have been teasing my husband since that we should get chickens, for fresh eggs every morning and a donkey to keep the coyotes away. Florence was the closest thing I could find, without having to shelter, feed, and clean up after. Still working on getting that donkey :)

I started with a piece of Baja Breeze, layered it with a piece from the Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper. Then I inked up the bird stamp from Love You Much with a Night of Navy marker. I had this brilliant idea that an Aqua Painter would work to color in the birds and not make it so dark. Wrong!! The paper bubbled and bled. So, I stamped the birds on some of the Sahara Sand color from Parisian Breeze, cut those out and popped them up on dimensionals. Then I stamped the sentiment from Best Wishes & More using the Night of Navy Classic Ink Stamp Pad. Added the branches from the Decorative Strip Birds and Branches using a 2-Way Glue Pen and my card was done. Enjoy! Please leave a comment. I love to hear what you think.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gift Box with Cards

This is a monogrammed card box with 10 matching cards, taught to me by my upline Wendy, that I made for my dear friend Abby. Her favorite colors are blue and green. I was so pleased that it arrived to her safely (Alberta to BC) and that she really liked it. This was a bit out of my comfort zone since I don't much like making anything other than cards.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Utah Divas International Sketchy Saturday #22

I decided to answer the call of a sketch from

Paper: Rose Red Cardstock, Whisper White, Rose Red DSP, Delicate Dots DSP
Sets: Botanical Blooms, Love You Much
Additional: 1 1/4 circle punch, rose red marker, sponged Going Grey

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


This is an invitation that I did last summer for a Bar-B-Que we were having to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our new house.

The sets used were Backyard BBQ and Bunch O' Bugs from Stampin' Up. I embossed the red checkerboard to make it look like a plastic tablecloth and stamped the ants in black. The "cooker" was stamped in Encore Silver Metallic. I used punches for the gloves and used dimensionals to pop-up the bottom one.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Road Trip

I am a member of the Lion's Club. There is a convention coming up in Minneapolis and I have been teasing one of the member's to go. She carries this really big purse. I mentioned that we should put all sorts of items starting with the letter V in her purse.

This is the front of the card:

And on the inside - hopefully you can click on it to make it bigger:

Let me know what you think!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bridal Shower Card and Basket

Bridal Shower

My friend's daughter is getting married soon. This is the card I made for the bridal shower in the colors of the bridal party. The bride has chosen a seashell theme. Below the wedding dressing I wheeled Seashells in versamark. The corset was traced with a gel pen. I don't have the particular stamp...

This is the basket her Mom and I made together. Plain napkins wheeled with Seashell wheel in cerely green