Monday, June 29, 2009

More Goodbyes to retiring stamps past and present

Saying goodbye (making cards with my garage sale stamp set)

These are some of the stamp sets that will be at my stampin garage sale on Tues evening. If you buy the stamp set, you get the card too!! Stamp sets used here (top to bottom): Fright Night , Around the world (hostess), Living Large, Artifacts and Blooming with Love.
Thanks Amy for helping make them.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My Garden

This is my scrapbook layout for the Scrap & Stamp challenge. I wanted to keep it simple and make it more about the photos. All the products used here are SU. The pretties flowers were coloured with SU markers . You can find the challenge on the right had side of my blog under "Sites I visit" Anyone can enter. Thanks for looking

Monday, June 22, 2009

I'll Be Back!!

Sorry I have been absent for awhile, I hope to be back by the weekend. I have been busy preparing for my last stamp classes and for my Stampin Up Garage sale on the 30th!!

See ya soon,

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

scrapbooking layout challenge #1

This is a blog that I found dedicated to challenges with scrapbooking layouts. It's very cool. Check the blog out. The link is on the left hand side of my blog under "sites I visit".

As I just came back from Disneyland, I wanted to use some photos from that. This particular day, I loved that Elizabeth was so excited to be meeting her favorite princess and she really wanted a dress. These pictures capture her moments well.

All products used are stampin up unless otherwise stated.

Ink: none, just basic black and real red markers
Paper: summer sun, black, real red and K&Company glitter paper
Stamps: none
Punches: 1 1/4, 3/4 circle, corner rounder
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Blossom, Go Go Bots Alpha, Scallop Circle # 2

Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mojo Monday # 90

I thought I would challenge myself today and try and make a card that wasn't girly. I like this stamp set and wanted to use my sisters new sizzix textures templates. Ok my sister doesn't know I am using them as they are brand new and I haven't given her SU order to her yet but what she doesn't know won't hurt her right?? Sisters should share right? Hee hee.
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa
Paper:Choc Chip, creamy caramel, kiwi kiss
Stamps: Under the Stars
Punches: 1 3/8 & 1 3/4
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, texturz plates & big shot

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Trista's Card

Here is a card made by my fellow stamper, Trista McKenzie. I love the colours and the layout. Such a beautiful card.
Trista also made my very cool new banner on my blog. I had tried to change it before but with no success. Along comes Trista and she does it no problem. What a great girl!!
Thanks Trista

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Summer Love

Considering it's June and I woke up to snow today...yes I said SNOW, I found myself not being motivated. After dreaming of one day getting summer, I did finally come up with this card using my Summer Love rub ons . I sometimes forget that I have rub ons. They are so easy to use. All products used are Stampin Up

Stamps: none, 
Paper: kraft, cameo coral
Accessories: Big Shot scallop oval, Summer Love rub ons, kraft taffeta ribbon, buttons

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Special Thank You

Here is a beautiful card that I received from the girls in one of my stamping classes as a year end thank you. I received flowers too! It was such a thoughtful gesture and I love getting hand made cards. It was made by Ruth Price. Ruth is such a wonderful person and has a great talent for making such classy cards.

Thanks Ruth.

Just Beachy Fun

I wanted to try a card that I could use for kids so here is what I came up with. I love the fish in Just Beachy and have seen other people use googly eyes to add some fun so thought I would give it a try.
paper: pacific point, green galore & white.
Ink: pacific point, staz on black, green galore marker.
stamps: just beachy, a little birdy told me.
punches: 1 inch & 1 3/4 inch.
accessories: big shot texturz, pacific point ribbon.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mojo monday sketch

This was the card I came up with for the mojomonday sketch. I used perfect plum, basic grey, pale plum and kiwi kiss paper. The pattern paper I used here was from my "Sweet" scrapbooking kit and the butterfly and thank you are from the spring mini cattie rub ons. All products are Stampin Up. The silhouette stamp was stamped using perfect plum then used the stamp off technique to get the lighter colour.