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Branchport, New York, United States
A "Gladheart" group member.
A place to share my love of stamping.Unless noted everything is created using Stampin' Up! products. All of my art work is shared for your personal inspiration. Please feel free to CASE but make sure to give credit where credit is due. My ideas may not be copied for contest submissions or publication of any kind. Please do not post any of my pics with out my permission. Thank you

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Allissa"s Valentine Roses

Can you believe these are made out of duct tape! She will be selling them in school as part of her YEA(Young Entrepreneur Academy) class in high school. She is putting rose oil on them so they smell like roses. I'm so proud of her, she sits and works on them every night. She will be selling them for $3.50 each. I know that is cheap! They really should be about $5 each. I'm surprised at how much duct tape it takes to make one rose. Not to mention her time, about 25 minutes each. Thanks for looking. If you want to see her bags check out her blog that she is working on creating

Curtain Call Act 14

Another color challenge from Stacey's Stamping Stage
I'm very happy with how the card turned out but it took me along time to pull something together, but that is why it is called a challenge. I hope you join me in trying this color combo.
Stamps: A Good Egg
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Orchid Opulence & Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black & markers
Accessories: Modern Label punch, Sizzix Movers & shapers & 1/2" stripped Grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SSC 135

Yes its another Stampin 411 challenge but this time its a layout not a color challenge. I was inspired by a TV commercial for this card. I always say a silent prayer when ever I see these ads on TV. 

Stamp: Full of Life & Ribbon of Hope
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Melon mambo & Always artichoke
Inks: Pretty in Pink & Basic Black
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon & Perfect Polka Dot textured Impression

Inspiration in Action #117

Thanks Gretchen for a beautiful layout. I used the SU Color Combo creator, on my left hand side bar, for the color combination. Don't forget if you try this challenge to go to Gretchen's blog to post a pic of your card. 

Stamp: Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard & Very Vanilla
Inks: Old Olive, More Mustard & Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon & Sizzix Flourish texture plate

Color Inspiration #107

I was not to sure about useing Bermuda Bay but I love how it turned out. Check out this great Color challenge for your self and be sure to post your card at Stamping 411
Stamps: Upsy Daisy

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa & Whisper White

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa & Versa Mark

Accessories: Corduroy Buttons

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stamping 411 SSC134

Love the colors. Allissa was my inspiration for this card. Her favorite color is pink and she soooo wants an older truck for her 16th birthday at the end of this month. Its hard to believe that she is old enough to drive, but I love when my kids have a permit and get to drive me every place after all the years of driving them everywhere they "just had to go". Don't forget to try these challenges yourself and check back in a couple of days to see how I embellish this card for my Sweet 16
Stamps:Loads of Love & Loads of Love Accessories

Cardstock: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Tea Party designer paper & watercolor paper

Inks: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Bordering Blue & Going grey

Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Curtain Call Act 13 Color Challange

Curtain Call Act 13

I love love love this card!! I was worried about putting these colors together but now I plan on making this card with my club next month. My daughter has a friend turning 16 in a couple of weeks so she was my inspiration. you will notice it also has the same basic layout as the Mojo Monday 122 card. Make sure to stop by Stacy's Stamping Stage check out her site.

Stamp Sets: Crazy For Cupcakes

Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black  Markers: Pink Passion, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic black

Accessories: Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlets, Crystal Effects

Mojo Monday 122

Mojo Monday 122
I love this layout. I have been seeing Bluebirds in my yard a lot lately so that is why i chose this stamp set.

Stamp Set: Friends 24-7 & On Your Birthday

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red & Whisper White

Inks: Close to Cocoa and Markers

Accessories: 5/16" Neutral Brads, Fusion Flowers & Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon

Inside of card

Monday, January 18, 2010

Build-A-Bear Valentine

My 1st Build-A-Bear creations. I finally started to get the Build-A-Bear dies. My kids are "to old" for them but I'm not LOL. Lots of little pieces to glue so with  my hands I can't make too many at one time BUT I still love them. Well I'm off to the Dr. Have a stampin great day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mojo Monday 121

MOJO 121

Stamps: Vintage Vogue & Like-O-Meter

Cardstock: Choc. chip, Bordering blue & Whisper white

Inks: Choc Chip, Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink & Rose Red

Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads

Make sure to stop over to mojomonday to see more great cards.

Jan. club

First I would like to thank Paula at inking addict and Kerin at Stamps, Paper Glitter for their inspiration on 2 of these card. Everyone loved your originals ladies as much as they loved what I did to change them up a bit.

Reeses peanutbutter cup holder

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Vintage Vogue & Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock: Pretty in pink, Whisper
White, Choc. chip & Rose red

Inks: Choc.chip, Rose red & pretty in pink

Accessories: Scallop edge punch,
sm. & Lg oval punch, Epoxy brads & string

Valentine Card

Stamps:  I (Heart) Hearts, I (Love) Love wheel

Cardstock: Real Red & Whisper White

Inks: Real Red

Accessories: Textured impressions folder Polka Dots, White taffeta ribbon & heart punches.

Blue Card

Stamps: Wonderful Favorites

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Vanilla, Kraft & Bella Blue Designer paper

Inks: Not Quite Navy

Accessories: 3/4" twill tape, Choc. Chip Corduroy buttons & Sizzix perfect texturez plate

Other color option                                      Cased card

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gifts for the nieces & nephews

This is what I made for all the kids at my family christmas. This year we did only stockings so I need a cute way to give cash. Thank goodness I came across Ellen Kemper's blog. My 11yr old Cassie and I worked our fingers off the morning of the party but we got 14 cards made and we were on time for the party:) It seems I always come across the best ideas just before I need to have them done.

SU Stamps: Cold & Cuddly

Cardstock: whisper White, Bashful blue, Almost Amethyst & Pumpkin pie

Inks/Markers: Bashful blue, pumpkin pie, Basic black, Almost Amethyst

Accessories: Big Shot - bigz die Shefif Essentials Alphabet

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Behaving Badly

I saw this on Andrea Walford's blog. she has great instructions including a video. The snowman on the black is actually on the inside of my card.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Real red, & Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Dusty Durango & Going Grey
Accessories: White Gel pen, Sponge Daubers, 2 way Glue
Punches: Snowflake, 1-3/4 circle, 1-3/8 circle, 1-1/4 circle, 1/2 circle & Crop-A-Dile

Monday, January 11, 2010

December Chat & stamp Club

I love the way you display this card. Because I like to teach people its ok to purchase SU stuff even when the economy is not to good we puched the Chocolate Chip snowflake from the layer behind Dasher. We also punched a couple of gift tags from the remaining layers.

I think this is sooo cool. I have been seeing these all over the web and finally decided to try one. I have to admit the first couple I made were very frustrating:( but after a couple of tries I found them to be a little easier. I started right out with 2" squares so they could go on the christmas tree. BAD IDEA!! start with atleast a 4" square to get the hang of it then go smaller. Here is the tutorial I followed:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Christmas leftovers

Sorry I can't find my notes on who made this card that I cased but I just LOVED how simple it was to make but the look is just perfect!

Just trying to pull my thoughts together from all the great ideas I have seen on several blogs. This one didn't make the cut, but I still like the simplicity of it.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Heart Topped Box

I found this template at http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/ . Make sure you stop by and check out her blog, she has great ideas.

Cardstock: Basic black, whisper white
Ink: Basic black
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Sizzlets Hearts - heart #5
Cardstock: real red, whisper white
Black gingham ribbon
Sizzix: Circles, scallop #2

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Little Gift of Thanks

Each year I make some little gift that I can add my business cards to and hand out to people, cashiers, or any place of business I go to during the month of December. Some people are people I see often, like the girls at the Dr office others are people that help me while I'm out Christmas shopping. My kids also help make some to give to friends and teammates. Last year we covered candy bars with a poem called Christmas Fudge, of which I need to find again because it was on my computer that crashed.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nov. club

Thank you to everyone that inspired me to make these cards. Sorry I don't have the links to the blogs of these creative people. I will do better after I get caught up with my blog.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Catching up

I did this in my Oct. club