Thursday, April 30, 2009

CASE'd Card

Here's the card swap that I just had to CASE. I thought it would be a great card for my Stamp-A-Stack class. This swap (blue card with the cute dress) is from Robin Castagnola. I used Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper and the Eastern Blooms stamp set. I got the 2 colors onto the stamp by first ining the stamp in the Kiwi Kiss ink pad, then I used a cotton swab to remove the ink from the flowers. Last, I used my Rose Red Stampin' Write Marder to color onto the flowers...such a pretty effect. Isn't the rhinestone brad cute?! I've been using my Pretties Kit quite a bit lately...I'm out of the flowers though! The Kiwi Kiss cardstock was embossed with the Texturz's so hard not to use those now! :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Woo Hoo Swaps

Here are some more of the great swaps I received this weekend, along with the pink thank you card that Michelle gave me for speaking at the meeting. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Woo Hoo for Swaps!

Aren't these great?! I was so happy to get such wonderful swaps from so many talented stampers this weekend. I've already CASE'd one that I'll post later. :) Click on photo too see more great detail and the names of these stampers...didn't get a name for the white card though.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Woo Hoo Meeting Pics!

Saturday was the annual "Woo Hoo Stampers" California meeting that my upline, Michelle Halleen, puts on. It was a great day...great presentations, speakers, Make & Takes and chatting with other stampers. The four Make & Take projects are sooo adorable, don't you think? Michelle was very organized and had goodies for us as you can see...the memo pad, pen, SU! chapstick and matchbox...all coordinating, of course! Thanks, Michelle for a wonderful day and for inviting me to speak at the event. I will be posting more this week from the meeting. I got some really cute swaps! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Woo Hoo Swap #2

Here's the other swap for the Woo Hoo meeting on Saturday. I love using my Texturz Plates in the Big couldn't be any easier and it makes every card look a little fancier. Can't wait to swap with this group. :)


Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Stamps: Oval All, Eastern Blooms
­Ink: Real Red
Accessories: White Ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot®, Texturz Plates, Die Cuts (Blooms),
Punches-1” & 1 ¼” Circle, Scallop Oval, Corner Rounder

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Woo Hoo Swap #1

This Saturday, my upline from NY, Michelle, is putting on her annual CA meeting for the Woo Hoo Stampers group. I am going to be a speaker again. :)

We swap (of course!) so here's one design that I made. I like the colors...makes my think of watermelon for some reason.


Cardstock: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps: Oval All, Eastern Blooms
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive
Accessories: White Ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot®,
Texturz Plates, Summer Days Rub-ons,
Punches-1” & 1 ¼” Circle, Scallop Oval,
Scallop Circle, Corner Rounder

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Here's the "girly" layout for Easter. See previous post for the more boyish or neutral pages. I also added another photo to the left side and moved the yellow strip to the left side, so technically this is a different layout. It was too hard to leave out a photo, so I used all four of the 5x7 pictures. kids cost me too much money when we take professional pictures because they're so great during the sessions, that I can't pass up all the cute pictures! :) My Scrapbooking Club will choose pink or blue for their background paper. One member won't be there...she just had her baby boy exciting!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April Scrap Club Pages

Here's the layout for this month's Scrapbooking Club. I started to ink the edges of the oval around the bunny, then thought, "Hey, this would be good for grass!" So, I only inked the bottom, and I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter onto the eggs. The ovals are circles were made with the Colluzle. I used the Enjoy Every Moment & An Egg-cellent Easter stamp sets. Colors are: Certainly Celery, Pretty i Pink, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Barely Banana. And yes, I used my new Scallop Oval Punch...again! :) Click on photos to see enlarged. I will also let my ladies choose Pretty in Pink or Bashful Blue for their 12x12 backgroud. Hope you all had a great Easter.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Purse Tote & Cards

Here's the other card that will go into the Top Note Purse Tote, also using the Puns from the Past stamp set. Hope the ladies like this month's club projects!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Baby Buggy Card

Here is one of the 3x3 cards to go into the Top Note Purse Tote. (See yesterday's post)

The Very Vanilla cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot & Texturz Plates. One of my club gals asked if I would use the Puns from the Past stamp set to give her ideas, so here's one idea. I wanted to show her that you can separate the image and the greeting.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Top Note Purse Tote

These Top Note Purse Totes are too cute! I finally sat down to make one today, using the samples that Patty posted on her blog here. I made this before she sent me the tutorial, so it's a bit different...Thank you, Patty! :) Velcro was used to keep the purse closed securely. I used the Texturz Plates for the top flap and a cute Vanilla brad. It seemed too sad to not use my new Oval All stamp set and Scallop Oval Punch from the new Occasions Mini I used them! The Designer Paper is Candy Lane. You can see a similar sample, without the fold over top here. My Club ladies will make this and 2 matching cards to go inside...I'll post those soon. Click here to view the new Mini Occasions Catalog.