Monday, March 24, 2008


All I can say is wow to this technique!!! I read on Julie Buhler's blog how to use your stampin' write markers to get the look of the Oh so EXPENSIVE copic markers! So I tried it out and I planned to make a video tute, but the camera battery died halfway through the video! I am charging it as I type and plan to video it again and hopefully I can get that up sometime Monday or Tuesday!! But for now, here are some photos of the results!!

I will post more details when I post the video........coming to a blog near you!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thank you Easter bunny!!!

Happy Easter everybody!!! We have eaten WAY too much candy and should be on a sugar high for the next week!! I hope everyone had a great Easter!

I am working on a new video tutorial for y'all! I should have it ready soon and will post it as soon as I can! I also have been putting together a site for blog banners, watermarks, and signatures!! If you are in need of any of those, go check it out at!!! Please remember that I've only just started it, so I don't have a ton listed yet!! I'm off for now! I need to go spend what little bit of the day is left with my family!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Free Wheelin' Promotion!!!!!

Check out the latest promotion from Stampin Up! Buy one of the 6 pre-selected stamp sets included in the promo and get the coordinating jumbo wheel ($8.95 value) for free!!! There's no limit on how many bundles you can get!! How great is that?

Free Wheelin' Promotion
If you haven't experienced the fun, ease, and versatility of our Stampin' Around wheels, now is your chance. From March 18 through April 30, when you buy a pre-selected stamp set, you'll receive the coordinating wheel absolutely FREE!

Wonderful You bundle pg 91 Includes Wonderful You stamp set and free Stems & Silhouettes jumbo wheel $33.95

Life's a breeze bundle pg 80 Includes Life's a Breeze stamp set and free Something Fishy jumbo wheel $29.95

Pun Fun bundle pg 66 Includes Pun Fun stamp set and free Sweet Stars jumbo wheel $30.95

Year after Year bundle pg 60 Includes Year after Year stamp set and free See You Around jumbo wheel $30.95

Stitched Exotics bundle pg 83 Includes Stitched Exotics stamp set and free It's Beautiful jumbo wheel $33.95

Enjoy Every Moment bundle pg 51 Includes Enjoy Every Moment stamp set and free Daisy Dash jumbo wheel $29.95

You can view the complete Spring Summer catalog by clicking on the picture on the left! Contact me at to place an order!

Monday, March 17, 2008


First off, I'm sorry for being such a slacker! I really have been super busy! Five kids tend to keep ya a little busy! AND I lost my camera again! I've had to resort to using my 14 year olds' camera and she doesn't like to share with me!

I went to my in-laws house last night and we were looking through some old magazines my mother-in-law wanted me to look at to see if I wanted any of them. There was a gift bag under the pile of magazines that I LOVED!!!!! She let me have it because I loved it so much! Well, of course the first thing I thought of when I saw the bag was that it would be super cute as a card!! I'm posting a picture of the bag and then after that is the card I made to look like it!! Feel free to play along and make a card with the bag as your inspiration and then come leave a comment with a link back to a picture of your card so I can go check it out!!!! I used a rub-on from sale-a-brations for the sentiment!

Supplies: Yo yo yellow, tempting turquoise, pink passion, pixie pink, green galore basic black, whisper white cardstock. Rub-on sentiment, Apple green 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon (retired).

Friday, March 7, 2008

Monogram Notecard Set

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday, so I decided to make her a set of monogrammed notecards! I hope she likes them!! I will give them to her tonight at dinner! I made them using Stampin up Kraft, Rose Red, and Bayou Blue Cardstocks. The patterned paper are from My Minds Eye. I printed the monogram and her name using the computer! I punched the circles using a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. I sponged around the circle with chocolate chip to give the monogram a little more definition! The notecards measure 51/2x41/4 and the box measures 4x6!

These are notecards to go inside of a matching box.

Matching box with notecards inside.

Close up of box and cards!!

To make the box I first trimmed a piece of Kraft cardstock down to 9x8. I then scored the paper starting with the 9 inch side 4 inches in from each side.....this leaves a 1 inch space between the score lines. Turn you paper and score the 8 inch side 1 inch in from each side. Cut the 2 center lines right up to the 1 inch score lines and this will give you little tabs and sides to your box. Then just fold on the score lines making sure to fold up the little tabs first and use super duper sticky tape, otherwise known as red line tape. See photos below if you need a visual.

You could alter this and add ribbon handles to look like a purse or make a lid for it. I'll figure the measurements to make a lid later.....I've got to get ready for dinner tonight.....Mexican YUM!!!!

New stamps Part Deux!

I showed you a card yesterday made with Essence of Love that is available in the mini-catalog and today I have another card made with a set from the mini! It is called Bloomin Beautiful! When I first saw this set I instantly had an idea for it! So, yesterday I sat down and got to work and this is the result..........

Supplies: Bloomin' Beautiful Stamp set, Pale Plum, basic black, perfect plum, whisper white cardstock, basic black and versamark ink, watercolor crayons, blender pens, crystal effects, black gingham ribbon, dimensionals.

The crystal effects was used on the flowers to mimic dew drops and I also used it on the bee wings just for fun. I stamped the image 3 times once for the base, a second time to cut out just the floral image to be popped up, and a 3rd time to cut out individual blooms and pop them up. I wanted to give it dimension. I think I achieved that! Hope you like it! Until next time.........

Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Stamps!!

I got some new stamps yesterday that I'm going to be using in a swap. They are from the new Occasions mini that you can see here. The first card I made uses Essence of Love! I LOVE this stamp! I've seen where several people have called it a "weed" stamp, but I don't think it looks like weeds at all! I think this card is so soft and feminine looking! I used the Faux Watercolor Technique. I have a tutorial here if you didn't see that before! I used the Green Galore and Cameo Coral watercolor crayons for this particular card. The butterfly was colored in pretty in pink and perfect plum. All the images were stamped on whisper white cardstock and layered on whisper white as well. I used a distressing tool to distress the edges of one layer to give a little definition to that layer since it was white on white. I also got some white tafetta ribbon for the first time and I LOVE it too! It is soft and easy to tie! I was inspired by another card I saw on someone elses blog, but of course I can't remember whose blog it was! If she happens to see this or someone else knows let me know and I will revise this so she gets credit!! I hope you like this card half as much as I do and I hope the swappers like it too! Here's the card! Enjoy!

I'll post another card tomorrow using another new set! So keep your eyes peeled for another wonderful creation by moi! LOL

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A long 2 weeks!

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. Someone actually unsubscribed because I haven't been updating often enough!! My cousin got very ill and was on life support for 2 weeks and they decided to take her off last week and she passed away. I had been going back and forth to the hospital to give support to family. We went out of town this past weekend to Arkansas to visit my husband's brother and his wife and see their oldest son get baptized. It was nice to be able to go visit, but it was a really fast trip!

I realize this is a paper crafting blog, but I just have to show you something else!

My husband's Aunt called me last week and asked me if I would be willing to make a baby shower cake for someone that she works with. I was a little nervous about it because this was going to be a paid job!! Here is the cake I made for her. I think it turned out really cute! She wanted the pink to be just about white. I used white icing for the main cake so it would help the pink stand out a little bit. I wish I had done a basket weave on the sides, but I didn't think of it until just about time to deliver it, so it had plain sides! I made the roses from fondant that I tinted pale pink and the shimmer is from using pearl luster! ( I hope you can see it) I LOVE that stuff!! It makes them sparkle and looks so pretty!!!

I will try to get back to stamping and posting more frequently now that life is settling back down! Thanks for sticking with me!