Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Here's the second challenge- Use a retired stamp set, and keep the card mailable-3 layers or less and no bulky embellishments. I used Sunflower Serenade, which I've had for a while, but haven't used yet. I did use a button, but I haven't had any trouble mailing cards with those.

That's probably all the challenges I'm going to do today, but I may do some of the others later on this week.

SCSNYE01 is having a virtual stamping event today starting at 2. There will be one challenge per hour. The first one is friends and food. I didn't get started until around 2:30, so I made this one pretty quickly. Time for the next challenge, so I better get started.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Some quick pre-order cards

Since SU! just announced that we CAN post cards using pre-order stamps, I made a few quick cards since I'll be heading to WV on Sat. morning. The first card's DP and ribbon are last year's In Colors, and the "Gracias" stamp is going to be an individually offered stamp. There is also an English version offered by itself. The 2nd and 3rd card's DP will be in the new catty and is called Raspberry Tart. The Howdy stamp is from a Level 2 Hostess set called a Little Something. The third card's image is from the same set. I punched the Thanks a bunch with the 1 3/8 circle. Each stamp in this set fits a punch. I made all 3 of these in about 1/2 an hour, which is quick for me. They are all pretty simple. I just wanted to make some fast samples since we CAN post them :)

Love You Much

These are new items that are available as a bundle from SU! from Dec. 23-Jan. 31. The bundle price is 20% off the items prices if you were to buy them individually. They will be available separately when the new catalog begins on Jan. 19. The set is called Love You Much. I also used the new Candy Lane DP, and the new Heart to Heart Punch. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Taffeta. Now that we can post pre-order items, I'm off to use some more new stamps!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

the last of the christmas cards

These are the last two cards that I made. For the first one, I used Season of Joy and the Top Note. For the second one, I used SCS205, and "A Flower for All Seasons. I made the scalloped square layer by layering 4 of the squares on top of each other because the punch wasn't big enough to be seen behind the flower stamp.

Quick and Easy Top Note Cards

I'm still trying to quickly finish all the cards my BF wants for co-workers. For these, I cut out some Top Notes from DP (Holiday Treasures and Ski Slope), then chose In Color papers to put them on. I stamped a quick sentiment, added some ribbon and other accessories, and they were done.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

and one more

This card's image is from a retired set called "A Year in the Country." The sentiment is from "Home for Christmas." The DP is Ski Slope. I used either that or Holiday Treasures on every card I made today. I added a library clip from the clips assortment to the sentiment, which was punched out with the Key Tag and layered on a 1 3/4 in. circle. The card base is Handsome Hunter, which I rarely use for some reason.

Christmas cards

My BF told me on Wednesday that he needs 8 or 9 cards by Monday (after I'd asked him a month ago if he needed any!). So, I spent the day making cards. I had a few left over from mailing out my own, but as I was making these today, he kept adding people. I now have 7 done, and he wants 7 more. I tried to make some quick ones, and using the Top Note die really helped. The first card I'm going to mail to a little boy in Dublin, GA who is dying from a rare cancer and his last wish is to get as many Christmas cards as possible. I used snowfelt flurries to make it look like snow, and put the truck up on dimensionals. For the second card, I used the Curly Label Punch to make the ends of the white piece curved like they are. 3rd and 4th cards used Top Note Die. The last card is this week's sketch, SCS206. George wanted a blue and white card for a co-worker whose sorority colors are blue and white.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Stamping Bella Style

The first card didn't go as I had intended. I wanted to use the outline image from Kind Thoughts under the black glitter butterfly (I had to use the glitter since I bought it yesterday), but I blurred it when I stamped it, so I decided to just use the Top Note die and cut out Parisian Summer DP, then layer on black (by cutting the perforated part off of the DP die cut). Then I just covered up my messed up stamping. I used the Thank you stamp from Cute and Curly, and put a flower from Pocket Silhouettes inside. I stamped Gratuitious Graffiti BG on the Pretty in Pink Card Base. The Bella Blossoms Card I'd been meaning to make for a long time. I stamped the flower first in Old Olive, then stamped again in Pink Pirouette and used a sponge dauber to add Riding Hood Red to the outer petals of the flower. I cut it out and layered it on top of the first flower I stamped. I cut the flower so that the leaf was "out of the box." I rolled Bella's Border across the bottom in Versamark. The DP is from Bella Rose, and the sentiment is from Thank You Kindly.


I made two of these for Christmas gifts. They are 6x6 tiles. Next time, I'll try to get ones that are completely flat, as these were a little rippled and left some empty stamped spots. The set I used is Inspired by Nature. I stamped in Staz-on Olive with the sentiment in Timber Brown. It says "Good Works are links that form a chain of love-Mother Teresa" I also made two sets of coasters using Baroque Motifs, the same as the ones I made last year only I stamped "cherish" in red.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Happiness is a Journey

I've had this set for a while, just haven't used it yet. I stamped the image in Versamark onto Chocolate Chip paper, then heat embossed with white EP. I spiral punched the top, then distressed the edges. I layered this on Bordering Blue which I also distressed. I put a large eyelet with some Choc. Chip polytwill on the corner beside the sentiment. I stamped the Sanded BG in So Saffron onto the SS cardbase. I'm so glad I finally bought white EP. It's so much easier than the white craft ink! I hate cleaning that stuff off the stamps! I also made a card with Love You Much, the 3 heart punch, and coordinating DP (which will all be available Dec. 23) but I can't post it until they are available as per SU!'s new rule.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


This is Sassafras. We all got to make one at the Pre-K Training I went to today. I didn't have enough time to put on her hair today, so I decided to finish her tonight, and while I was at it I added some flowers to her hair and a pink pirouette tongue. Her mouth is a mailing tube. We cut the end off of a sock to cover the tube, then added accessories. You can have the students feed her a certain amount of things to see if they can count, they can feed her things that start with a certain sound, color, shape, etc. The kids are gonna enjoy her. Just thought I'd share the idea.