Welcome to my little corner of the vast God planned domain. I plan to share mostly my card projects here, you might even possible see some scrapping, quilt projects, and photography. Who knows I may even try other craft projects. Might even share a selection of little recipe cards I have collected over the past few years - scrapped, of course. There may even be some little things of greatness of my daily life. Every now and then, I might even vent!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello Friend

More new products and loving them. This card is the SCS Color Challenge CC463 Coastal Saffron Tango and also the SCS Sketch of SC473. I know I am usually a day or two behind doing these challenges but have other commitments on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings so Thursday is my first chance to play. I like the clean and simple looks of the sketch therefore I dod not clutter up the card with too much bling.

Papers: Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango; and DSP Retro Fresh
Stamps: Peachy Keen (hard to see the saffron squares from this set with the tangerine letters over)
Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: 1/4" Satin Tangerine Tango ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for all of your comments, they are greatly appreciated by this Stampin' Up demonstrator.

Monday, January 27, 2014

One More Today - Miss You

It is semester break day from our school district where I work; therefore, I have been able to play all day and make a few more cards. 4 more of these that use the Color challenge CC462 and also the Sketch SC472.The sketch fit very beautifully with the color challenge, which are two of my favorite challenges each week. There are so many out there to choose from and I always fall back to these when in doubt.

Paper: Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals and Wild Wasabi, 
Just Add Cake DSP and Patterns In Color 2012-14 Paper
Ink: Primrose Petals and Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Hero Arts Miss You
Accessories: Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, 
Blender Pens and Stampin' Dimensionals, Oval Punch

Thanks for any and all comments, they are really appreciated by this Stampin' Up demonstrator.

Hello Sailor - Busy today

This card is using a lot of new product to Stampin' Up and me. I am using an older SCS452 sketch and PPA187.  I really like these colors for a nautical look. 4 more of these for the troops at OWH.

Paper; Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Sky, High Tide DSP & Fresh Prints DSSP
Ink" Soft Sky and Real Red
Stamps: Hello, Sailor
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals and Sponge Dauber

Thanks for any and all comments, they are really appreciated by this Stampin' Up demonstrator.

MOJO 330 Thinking of You

MOJO 330 Thinking of You is another 4 cards for Operation Write Home. My box will soon be full and ready to send. I am trying to make more  masculine cards and loved the sketch at MOJO and the sweater weather paper seems to fit quite nicely.  I decided to ink the edge to make the piece standout more here.

Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, and
DSP Sweater Weather
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Countryside, Peaceful Petals (Occasions)
Accessories: Corner Rounds, Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelit Dies, 
Stampin' Dimensionals and Sponge Daubers

Thanks for all of your comments, they are greatly appreciated by this Stampin' Up demonstrator.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Thanks Donidoodle

This card is from the Featured Stamper at SCS. What a great card she made and I wanted to use some of my new products to make a couple more Operation Write Home cards to get my box filled in order to send on it's merry little way.  The days have been so dreary here and I wanted something that made me think Spring. I used her layout, changed the colors and added some new florals and paper.

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black,
 Whisper White, and Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Basic Black and Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Petal Parade (Sale-A-Bration), and Really Good Greetings
Accessories: Banners Framelit Dies (Celebrate the Everyday), Decorative
Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-A-Bration), and  Dimentsionals

Thanks for any and all comments, they are greatly appreciated by this Stampin' Up demonstrator.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Flower Power

I spent a lot of today going through sketches and color challenges to decide what I wanted to do for some Operation Write Home cards and some swap cards. Finally decided on the CCMC287, really liked the layout and found some perfect papers to complete project. These two cards use most of the same products.

Stamps: Petite Petals (new Occasions), Flower Shop, Express Yourself
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red
Accessories: 5 petal flower punch, petite petal flower punch, BS Ovals framelits dies, build a bird punch, dimensionals, candy dots

Thanks for any and all comments, they are really appreciated.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Quite the Day

WE had a Women to Women craft day at our church and about 12 women showed up. A few did some scrapbooking and the rest made raggedy flannel baby quilts. We made these for a charity - Life Services - here in Spokane for unwed mothers. I just about finished two quilts, ran our of thread,  and  4 cards today.

This first card is the sketch challenge SCS470 and color challlenge CC460. I made two of the female birthday cards and two of the lower male version using same colors and Try Stampin' on Tuesday site.

Paper: Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Sycamore Street DSP
Whisper white and Sahara Sand
Stamp: Wetlands, Peaceful Petals (new), and See Ya Later (Sale-a-bration)
Ink; Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelit Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for any and all comments. Please feel free to leave a message.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Celebrate the Everyday Sale-A-Bration

I got my order yesterday and loved the new things in there, It was hard to decide what to use first so I went to SCS and found TLC463. This is the cutest flower and I used scalloped Circle punch instead of a plain circle. Love the little flower - thanks Joan Ervin for the technique and Stamperrobin for the sketch.

I think next time I will use a little bigger punch. I also turned my sketch up and down instead of sideways.

Paper: Gumball Green, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP, and Birthday Basics DSP
Stamps: See You Later (sale-a-bration 2014)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Neutral Candy Dots

Sunday, January 5, 2014

By the Tide, Wetlands, SC469

I was busy today making 4 sets of masculine cards for gifts, OWH, etc. I pulled out a couple of stamp sets I like and a DSP package. I have a hard time making masculine cards to had to search the SCS galleries and some pinterest to get a couple of ideas, then I went back to the Splitcoaststampers sketches and it hit me.

The above are three of the five cards I met for each set. The other two use the Seahorse and the Fish from the By the Tide stamp set also. They were Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler from the same DSP.

Paper: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb, Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, 
Very Vanilla and  Parker's Patterns DSP
Stamps: By the Tide, Wetlands, Really Good Greetings, Seasonal Sentiments
Ink:; Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelit Dies, 1" Cirlce Punch, 1 3/8" Cirlce Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for any and all comments. I always appreciate any criticism also. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy Birthday

I made this card for two different challenges :Clean & Simple 274 sketch and Paper Pal Arts 186 color challenge. It is a little simple for me but I like it as a quick card. Will most likely go into my OWH package.

Paper: Island Indigo, Gold Shimmer, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Six-Sided Sampler, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

This 2nd card, same sketch is for ColourQ #222. Challenge was ti use, Black, Gold, Going Gray & White
Paper: I did not have Going Gray so I used Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White & Gold Shimmer
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Swirls & Curls Verses (hostess)
Accessories; Hexagon Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Birthday Wishes

I started today at a crop to cut out kits to make about 20 cards for Operation Write Home and 2 gitft sets.
I will make 2 sets of 5 with one each and the other 10 to OWH. I am very happy with how they turned out thanks to the Sketch at Stamping Royalty Challenge 208. I really like this card landscape or portrait.

My Cards: in 5 different colors
Paper: Cajun Craze & Crisp Cantaloupe; Chocolate Chip & Baked Brown Sugar; Garden Green & Pistachio Pudding; Island Indigo & Cool Cabana; Rich Razzleberry & Strawberry Slush; Whisper White
 and DSP from the In Color 2013-15 Paper Stack. (Love these 5 new colors)
Ink; Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Island Indigo, & Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set: Flower Shop and an assortment of sentiments. 
Accessories: Scalloped Lace Border Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, and Snail Adhesive

The Sketch I used:

Please let me know what you think as I appreciate any and all comments.

Best New Year

I made the following card for a couple of challenges. 1. Color Challenge -  CC459 at SCS, 2, Sketch -  for Fresh Made Sketches 117, and 3 Card of the Month for a swap in my swap group at Yahoo. I have set a goal this year to try to post at least 3 times weekly and make more cards for charity groups & gifts.

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Simmer Silver, Night & Day DSP
Stamp: Best New Year
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 1/8" Black ribbon, 1/8" Silver Ribbon

Thanks for looking and pray a happy new year to one and all. Comments are always welcome.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

More Quilt Cards

These are three of the 6 quilted cards I am doing in a class on Jan 4 at my home. I showed the group the ones I made for Christmas gifts that in in an older post and they wanted to do a class using quilting. My quilting ideas are from Splitcoaststampers, Pinterest, and my quilt books.

Dresden Plate Pattern, thanks to Ellen Smallwood, the designer of this card via Mary Fish. I really like the way it looks without the butterfly also but I wanted to fill the empty space a little more.
Paper: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Blueberry Crisp retired DSP.
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Butterfly Punch, Label Punch, Circle Punch, 
Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearls

Diamond Shape Quilt, by Frenchie. I cased the card and made a couple others with the same design. Added the butterfly to complete the center.
Paper: Gumball Green, midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry Paper Stack
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Tiny Butterfly Punch, Needle Punch,  
Stampin' Dimensionals. 
Going to add a sentiment when I send the card as do not know for what occasion right now.

This card pattern came from a tutorial by Nancy Riley. She has step by step directions but it is really easy once you start and get all of the papers cut. I cut my papers closer to the sizes I needed by measuring.
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Pools Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories. Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Very Vintage button, 1/8" Ribbon in one of the green shades (do not have it with me at the moment), Stampin' Dimensionals 

Thanks for looking and leaving any comments. I love making cards and am currently working on some sets for gifts, Operation Write Home, and a swap group I belong to. Usually make about 500 cards a year.