Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Inspiration Challenge Card

Ok, so only one person took me up on the inspiration challenge! LOL You can check out Shelley's card here!! It is gorgeous! Only one person participated, but I'm not going to give up that easily! I have a new inspiration challenge I will post later. I started thinking that maybe it isn't a good idea to post it on a weekend, so, maybe I'll post it early Thursday morning. If that doesn't work, then maybe I'll post it on Mondays and see how that goes! LOL Anyway, here is the card I made for the challenge. If you notice, I used a piece of cardstock rickrack on this card!
If you didn't see my video tutorial on how to make the rickrack, check here!
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pink Passion, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Pink Passion, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Stamps: Always, Polkadot Background, New Pencil Eraser
Other: White Taffeta Ribbon dyed Pretty in Pink, Corsage Pin to pierce the Paper, Corner Rounder for rickrack, circle punch, Fiskars circle template and cutter.
I stamped the polkadot background then inked up the pencil eraser and stamped over each dot to make it bigger! Card is 5.5 x 5.5.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Retired Stamps for Sale!

If you are new to stamping or are just looking for some older sets, then you should check out my retired stamp sale!! I have a ton of sets listed at ROCK bottom prices!

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Catalog Special!

Hi everyone! I decided to offer a special in honor of the brand spanking new Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog! You can view the new Catalog here! Orders need to be at least $70 before taxes and shipping in order to qualify for this special. If your order is at least $140 you will receive 2 consecutive that means if you are order #4 you will also receive #5. Orders over $150 will not be eligible to receive hostess benefits as well as my special, sorry! Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery, I will have the orders shipped to me then I will sort and reship them to you at no additional cost to you! US customers only please! This special is good until Wednesday at midnight central time. If I receive more than 10 orders, I will start a new round! Email me at with your orders! Orders must be paid thru paypal. I will send you an invoice. All orders must be paid before the order can be placed.

Order #1 will receive a 1 pack of Designer Brads a $5.95 value
Order #2 will receive a $5.95 punch
Order #3 will dazzling diamonds glitter a $4.50 value
Order #4 will receive your choice of one embossing powder $4.75 value
Order #5 will receive an assorted pack of 8 1/2x11 in color cardstock a $7.95 value
Order #6 will receive your choice of a level one hostess set
Order #7 will receive a roll of 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon free a $4.95 value
Order #8 will receive your choice of a level 2 hostess set!
Order #9 will receive a pack of Designer Series Paper your choice free a $9.95 value
Order #10 will receive your choice of any Hostess Set!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Video Tutorial

I posted a new video tutorial over at the hen house! BTW, how do you spell rick rack, ric rak? I spelled it ric rak and I hope that isn't wrong! Have you noticed how popular ric rak is? Stamps, stickers, actual ric rak??? Well, I've seen a new thing that people are doing! They are using the brand new scallop punch from the brand new Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog to make cardstock ric rak! Guess what??? I don't own that punch, so I pulled out my trusty corner rounder to see if I could get the same results! It was sooooo easy! So head on over to the henhouse and see how easy it is! And watch tomorrow for me to post a card using a piece of cardstock ric rak! Ooooo, I wonder if the slit punch would work too? I may have to conduct another experiment!

Oh, and one more one has taken my challenge yet! I was going to have a FABULOUS prize, but no one loves me enough to even give me the time of day! Well, I guess I'll just have to keep it for myself! LOL

Friday, August 8, 2008

Inspiration Challenge/Contest!!!

I've decided to start a weekly challenge to help you and ME start looking at everything in a new way! There are so many things out there..i.e. ads, logos, packaging.....that have great color combinations or patterns that can be translated into Stampin' Up! colors or images! You can use colors or patterns or whatever it is that catches your fancy about the picture! To kick it off, I decided to go with a photo from Pottery Barn Kids! I love this room and the great colors.

Leave a comment with a link to a photo, either on your blog or in an online photo gallery and I will go thru and check them out and then post a winner for the inspiration challenge. The winner will receive a fun gift.....that I haven't decided yet! You have until 6pm CST Sunday, August 10th to link to your entries! I will announce the winner and post my card on Monday!! Good luck and stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


There is a new challenge listed for Stampin' Up! demonstrators on Splitcoaststampers. It is called WICKED challenge. It stands for Wonderfully Inspiring Challenges Keep Educating Demos. It is going to be a monthly challenge and there is a sketch, color combo, and technique to try out! This month JanTink is the guest challenger! She came up with a great sketch, color combo, and technique to try out. Here is a link to her blog post to see all the details of the challenge. If you decide to take this challenge on, email me or leave a comment with a link to a picture of your creation! I would love to take a look! In the meantime, here are some cards I made for the challenge!

Supplies for card #1:
Stamps: Pun Fun, Polka Dot Background
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Going Gray, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Styled Silver HPH, Black Stampin' Write Marker, 1 1/4 inch circle punch (for mask)


Stamps: Always

Paper: Kraft, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate chip

Ink: Real Red, Versamark, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: 5/8 inch Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Styled Silver HPH, corner rounder punch (for scallops)


Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Polkadot background, Canvas BackgroundPaper: Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Blender Pen, White Signo Gel Pen, Styled Silver HPH, corner rounder punch