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Thursday, March 13, 2008


These are the projects I had available at my March Stamp Classes .. four cards featuring Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, and one Easter card. We had such a great time at both classes ... I've got the BEST customers/friends anyone could ask for!

This first card was designed with the help of SCS Sketch Challenge 166 (SC166). The chick/egg image from A Good Egg stamp set was stamped four times; once on Whisper White, once on So Saffron, and twice on the Certainly Celery polka dot from Spring Fling DP. There is paper piercing horizontally across the top and bottom border of the Pretty In Pink CS base. Inspired by speedystamper's card HERE.
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Spring Fling DP, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, Pumpkin Pie Marker for chick’s nose
Embellishments: Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, So Saffron or Certainly Celery Buttons
Tools: Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

This next card is a case of one of my own designs found HERE using SAB Friendship Blooms. I simply changed the colors to Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Real Red.
Stamps: Friendship Blooms (SAB)
Paper: Soft Sky and Blue Bayou Prints DP, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, and Real Red CS
Ink: Real Red, Blue Bayou Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Brads, Adhesive Rhinestone (non-SU)
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Pop-Up Glue Dots


This next card uses SAB Birthday Whimsy and is cased from Jean Stayton's original HERE. Jean's new blog is Bear Hugs and Inky Paws. I love the way Jean used a portion of the Scallop Punch for the icing on the cake, along with the Trio Flower Punch and Brad. The White Gel Pen was used to add dots to each scallop, and Diamond Stickles (non-SU) were used on the birthday candles.
Birthday Whimsy (SAB)
Paper: Berry Bliss DP, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Brad
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch Scallop Punch, Trio Flower Punch
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Diamond Stickles (non-SU)

I've shown this next SAB So Many Scallops card on my blog before because this is the card I cased from Taylor VanBruggen for our weSTAMP swap (here). See Taylor's original card HERE on her blog, Taylored Expressions.
So Many Scallops (SAB), Polka Dot Background Stamp, Garden Whimsy, and Sincere Salutations
Paper: Ginger Blossom DP, River Rock, Ruby Red, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, and River Rock Classic Ink Pads, Versamark
Embellishments: Gold Brads
Tools: ½” Circle Punch, Scallop Punch
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals

The last card features the SAB stamp set, Merci and was cased from {Teneale} on SCS. See her original card HERE.
Stamps: Merci (SAB)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pads, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Perfect Plum Watercolor Crayons with Blender Pen
Embellishments: Rose Red Brads, Chocolate Chip Poly-Twill Ribbon
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Friday, February 29, 2008


Earlier this week we held our monthly weSTAMP demonstrator support group meeting. This group consists of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the creative teams/downline of Lorri Heiling (Confessions of A Stamping Addict) and myself.

NOW is the ideal time to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator because during Sale-A-Bration (now until March 17) you can purchase the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit (a $330 value) for just $159. That's 20% off the regular price! PLUS, you'll receive ANY FREE STAMP SET of your choice from the new Spring-Summer Collection - up to a $47.95 value! One of the perks of becoming a SU Demo on my creative team is the opportunity to participate in our monthly weSTAMP swap, whether local or out of town. Please contact me via e-mail for more details ....

This first card was our Make & Take provided by our hostess, Lorri Heiling. The original design of this card came from our ever-so-talented friend, Chat Wszelaki, Me, My Stamps, And I ... aka nitestamper on SCS. Click HERE for all the details on Chat's original design.

In case you're new to stamping and wondering what a swap is ... each month there is a theme ... this month's "theme" was to make a card using ANY new stamp set from the new Spring-Summer '08 Collection, the Sale-A-Bration, or Occasions Mini. Next month's theme is to create a card or 3-D item with Mother's Day as the theme. There is a deadline for the participation rsvp, then a final count is done. If there are ten people participating in the swap, you would design or case one card and make ten of them to bring (or mail) to the meeting. Then, at the meeting we exchange (and ooohhh and aaahhhh over) our cards. Each participant goes home with ten cards of ten different designs. A great way to have numerous cards to display at classes!

Here are our swap cards for this month ...

by Leah Sinatra ....
by Pam Wood, Creative Inking ...
by Lorri Heiling, Confessions of a Stamping Addict ...
by Ginny Schembri ...
by Adriana Gray ...
by Anne Fundner ...
by Jessica Blair ...
by Linda Bickley ...
by me, but cased from Taylor VanBruggen, Taylored Expressions. See Taylor's original card HERE.RECIPE
So Many Scallops (SAB), Polka Dot Background Stamp, Garden Whimsy, and Sincere Salutations
Paper: Ginger Blossom DP, River Rock, Ruby Red, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, and River Rock Classic Ink Pads, Versamark
Accessories: Gold Brads
Tools: ½” Circle Punch, Scallop Punch
Supplies: StampinDimensionals

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Today's SCS Featured Stamper (FS55) is Mary Jo Albright! Mary Jo is one of my all-time favorite stampers! The woman's got amazing talent ... always creative and unique! HERE is Mary Jo's SCS gallery, and THIS is Mary Jo's card I chose to case. You can see more details about Mary Jo's original card on her blog, Beauty Lies Within.

I was surprised to discover that Mary Jo's original card measured only 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" ... it looks much larger in her photo! Part of the challenge of case-ing the Featured Stamper's card is to change at least two things about the original. The things I changed include:

a) I used different colors and designer papers ... Jersey Shore DP along with Brilliant Blue (can't remember the last time I used that color!), Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and Wild Wasabi.
b) I used three Bashful Blue brads on the right of the center Pumpkin Pie (Jersey Shore DP) horizontal strip instead of Mary Jo's paper piercing.
c) The three flowers along the top of the main image panel and the large flower in the center of the medallion are rub-ons from SAB Love & Happiness (white onto Wild Wasabi and Brilliant Blue CS).
d) The sentiment is from SAB Friendship Blooms.
e) The ribbon is Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
f) Mary Jo did some great things with vellum on her card, and I chose not to use any.

Like the look of the Bashful Blue CS piece on the medallion? Mary Jo shows how to do that with the Scallop Punch HERE on her blog.
Stamps: Friendship Blooms (Sale-A-Bration) and Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (Sale-A-Bration)
Paper: Jersey Shore DP, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Brads, Pumpkin Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad
Tools: Corner Rounder, Scallop Punch, 1/2", 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Today, I combined the SCS Color Challenge #154 of Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie with this awesome sketch from Julee Tilman's Poetic Artistry Mojo #25 Sketch. This card uses the new Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Friendship Blooms. This is just one of the stamp sets you can receive FREE with any Stampin' Up! purchase of $50 or more, now through March 17. E-mail me for details! ...

The flower is stamped in Pumpkin Pie on to Whisper White CS, then I used a sponge dauber with Orchid Opulence classic ink to color the flower in. The leaves were stamped in Versamark onto Certainly Celery, then cut out. The center of the flower was created by punching Certainly Celery with the Boho Blossoms Punch, adding a Pumpkin Pie Felt Flower Fusion, then a Lilac Ice Rhinestone Brad.
Stamps: Friendship Blooms (SAB)
Paper: Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie PRINTS DP, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Orchid Opulence and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pads, Versamark
Embellishments: Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Certainly Celery Brads, Lilac Ice Rhinestone Brad, Felt Flower Fusion
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch, Paper Snips
Supplies: Sponge Dauber