Sunday, July 27, 2008

Vacation Time!

I will be on vacation for the next week so you won't be seeing any new posts until August 2nd!

Have a great week!

Stationery Box

This is a really cool project! It's a stationery box that holds cards, tags, note cards, an address book, pen and postage.

I will be teaching this as a workshop in September.

Colors: Watermelon, Ocean, Sunny Yellow
Papers: Whoops-A- Daisy paper pack
Stamps: Happiness, Happy Birthday, Comforting Thoughts, Doodle Alphabet, Card Sentiments, Antique Frames (retired)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Purse album

This is a fun mini purse album. It measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" when closed and approximately 16 1/4" when open. There are inserts in each of the pockets as you can see in the last picture.

I will be teaching this as a workshop on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:30 pm. Workshop fee is $12.00.

Colors: Buttercup, Blush, Petal and Sweet Leaf
Patterned Paper: Paper Garden Paper Pack
Stamps: With Love, Make It Count, Genuine Fun, Delight In Everything
Accessories: Smokey Plum Organdy Ribbon, Just Blooms Big Pinks Paper Flower, Garden Green Brads, Baby Pink Button

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pull Out Scrapbook

This is a Pull-Out Mini Scrapbook.

Papers: Enchanted Paper Pack
Stamps: Friendship Word Puzzle, Legendary Moments, Miscellaneous $1 stamps (various sources)
Accessories: Ribbon (Michael's)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Big Buckle Card

This is called a big buckle card. You can find the instructions here.

Colors: Petal, Desert Sand, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Happiness
Tools: Word Window Punch, Corner punch (edging)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Spring Card

This is called a "spring card". It fits into a 51/2" square envelope, lies flat until you take it out. Then it springs up, thus the name.

Colors: Key Lime, Pink Carnation, Ocean
Stamps: Spot On Backgrounds, Spring Equinox, Friendship Blessing

You can find directions for this card here.

This month's winner is....

Marla! Great job! All of the participants on my Customer Design Team did a wonderful job - so glad I didn't have to pick a winner!
Colors: Sunny Yellow, Sweet Leaf
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea paper pack
Stamps: Flower Child
Accessories: Yellow ribbon (Michael's)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm nominated for an award!

I'm so excited! One of my CTMH sisters has nominated me for this award! Thanks so much Vicki! You can visit Vick's site here:

This is a special award given to those with webblogs that catch your eye.

The rules for this award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog
2. On your blog, link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

I visit so many inspiring blogs that I must pass this award along to them! Please be sure to visit the following sites:

Vicki Wizniuk:
Kim B.:
Tresa Black:
Sally Lynn MacDonald:
Dawn Griffith:
Maria Bell:
Julee Tilman:

Boy's Overalls

Good morning! I think these overalls are so cute!
Colors: Barn Red, Twilight, Black, Olive
Papers: Sarsaparilla paper pack
Stamps: Lazy Days (retired), Friendship Blessings
Accessories: Buttons

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sister's - Aren't they cute?

These are my daughters. I just love how this layout turned out.

Colors: Buttercup, Hollyhock, Lilac Mist
Patterned Papers: Sonata paper pack
Stamps: All My Love, Boutique Alphabet
Accessories: Chocolate Organdy ribbon

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Coach gift

I made this squash book for my daughter's softball coach as a thank you gift.
I love how it turned out... now I have to make one for my daughter!
Colors: Vineyard Berry, Black, Desert Sand, Grey Wool
Paper pack: Game On
Stamps: Softball

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blue Jeans

I pulled out an old retired set for this card.
Colors: Indian Corn Blue, Barn Red
Stamps: Blue Jeans
Accessories: Designer Ribbon Rounds - Outdoor Denim collection
Tools: Paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A bookmark card

This is a bookmark card. As you can see, the bookmark is attached through the word window punch slot.

Want to learn how to make this card? Come to stamp camp on August 8th and I'll show you how!

Colors: Black, Grey Wool, Desert Sand
Stamps: Happiness (dots), Treasures of the Heart (sentiment), Simple Stitches (stitches), Memory Labels
Accessories: Black Organdy ribbon
Tools: Word Window punch, scallop scissors

Monday, July 7, 2008


This card was made using the August Stamp of the Month, Today's Date. We will make this card at Stamp Camp on August 8th.
I hope you can see the clear embossing on the scalloped black piece. It's really pretty in person!
Colors: Hydrangea, Ocean, Black
Paper: Whoops-a-Daisy paper pack, black cardstock
Stamps: Today's Date, Cottage Floral, Spot On Backgrounds
Accessories: Yellow Ribbon - Michael's

Thursday, July 3, 2008

You're Hip

Just another sample of this really cute stamp set!
Colors: Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue, Black
Paper: Blue Ribbon paper pack
Stamps: Life's A Jungle


This is called a Flap Card. The directions can be found on the Splitcoast Stampers website.

Colors: Ocean, Hydrangea, Watermelon, Black
Stamps: Happiness
Papers: Whoops-A-Daisy paper pack

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Baby Romper

I just love how this card turned out! I used the July stamp of the month and Weathered Backgrounds to create this romper.

Colors: Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue, Black
Stamps: Life's a Jungle, Weathered Backgrounds, Miracle
Accessories: Heavenly Blue Sassy Strands
Tools: Scallop punch, circle punch

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

French Door Card

This is called a French Door Card. I found the directions for this on the Technique Junkie website. Unfortunately it is a subcriber only pattern. This is a great resource if you love new techniques, so check it out!

This is the card closed.

And this is the card open.

Colors: Dessert Sand, Barn Red, Black
Papers: Sarsaparilla paper pack
Stamps: Purr-fect
Accessories: Black Bitty Brads