Friday, October 2, 2009
For today's Limited Supply Challenge on SCS, the challenge was to use a Christmas tree on a card. I've wanted to try one of these Tri-Shutter cards, so I decided this was a good time to make one. I used Patterned Pines, Holiday Best and Medallion
sets, and Ruby Red, Garden Green and Whisper White cs & ink. The snowflakes are stamped with Platinum Shimmer Paint, and all edges are sponged with the paint as well. TFL!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I used Punch Pals and Contempo Alphabet sets & replaced the "O" in "Noel" with a snowflake to jazz it up. The colors are a bit non-traditional, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay instead of the traditional red & green for Christmas. The snowflakes & poinsettias are highlighted with Dazzling Diamonds, and the card is accented with White Grosgrain and Pretty in Pink Satin ribbons. You can view the original challenge here:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Come and see all the goodies in the new Holiday Mini Catalog, make your own hand-stamped card, and enjoy specials good only at this free event!
I’m offering two dates for you convenience:
Monday, October 5, 2009 7-9pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7-9pm
At Katie’s house, 7561 Roselake Dr, Dayton, OH 45414
entry in the door prize drawing!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I wanted to challenge myself to create very different cards using the same stamps & layout...this is the result:
I used Soft Suede, Read Red and Very Vanilla cs for this card. I used basically the same technique on the Medallion stamp as before, inking it first with Chocolate Chip ink before highlighting with the shimmer paint. The "Peace Love Joy" stamp is from the All Holidays set, and the pine cone image is from the Autumn Days set.
For this card I used the same layout & techniques as the Christmas card, I just changed the colors to Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery and Basic Black, and changed the image to "Ghostly Greetings" from the Twick or Tweet stamp set.
For this card I used Dusty Durango, Certainly Celery and Basic Black cs. I inked the Medallion stamp w/Basic Black ink then dabbed the shimmer paint on to highlight before stamping. I used Blender Pens and Stampin' Pastels to color the pumpkins, and wrapped a punched scalloped circle with silver cord to create the embellishment.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
challenge on SCS... Masked Frame.
I just love these new stamps from Stampin' Up!...Extreme Guitar and Extreme Elements! Very cool, and such a change from the flowery & cutesy stuff! For this card I used Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Very Vanilla cs; Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Basic Black classic ink; Real Red marker; Notebook & Corner Rounder punches; sponged the edges; and used a Top Note die cut to mask & create the frame. Original challenge and directions to make the masked frame can be found on Splitcoaststampers.com here:
TLC236 Masked Frame
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This card is for today's Ways To Use It challenge on SCS...the challenge today was to use pleats on a card. I decided to try making a pleated 3-d flower...it took a few tries to get it right! The flower is a 1 1/4" x 12" strip of dp, then punched with the scallop edge punch, scored between each "hump" of the scallops, accordion folded, ends attached w/sticky strip, then "squashed" into flower shape...easy as that! The leaves are small oval punched, then run through the crimper. Stamps used are Pocket Silhouettes, and colors are Old Olive, Rose Red, Regal Rose. TFL!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
at Katie’s house Tuesday, July 28 @ 7pm
Come & stamp 5 cards in one evening!
new stamps & ideas inside! I have them available for purchase for $10 each, or ask me how to get one free!
Please RSVP by emailing me
on or before July 25, so that I can
ensure I have enough supplies for everyone.
Hope to see you there!!!
7561 Roselake Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
It’s time to say goodbye to some old favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets
Join the fun - come and make handmade cards with the retiring stamps & accessories!
10% OFF all retiring products!
7-9pm @ Katie’s house
Rsvp 937-898-2851 or 937-901-0412
To view the retiring list, go to my website @
If you are unable to attend, I can take your order for retiring products until June 29...but, to take advantage of the 10% off, you have to contact me directly - this is a special that I’m running & it won’t give you the discount if you order through my website.
July 1, so you can get your new catty as soon as I have them in my hands!
***fine print - cost for the evening is $10 to cover my supplies,
or free with a $50 order…Thanks!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
For today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. I used paper from one of the Hostess Prints packs for the BG images. Stamps used are from Pocket Silhouettes, Fresh Cuts, and Wonderful Watercolors. Colors for this card are Blush Blossom, Always Artichoke and Not Quite Navy, and all edges are sponged w/ Blush Blossom ink. TFL!
Original sketch challenge can be viewed here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439198
Friday, May 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
My mom & I made this one together. We used Comfort Food stamp set. The dotted BG was made by inking the dotted texture plate for the Big Shot with Real Red ink, then run a piece of white cs through. The edges are done with the new Eyelet Border punch from SU, and the card base is Chocolate Chip.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I used Wonderful Watercolors stamp set, with Rich Regals watercolor crayons, and black Stazon ink for the main image panel and the two small strips. The background layer is stamped with Classic Stripes and Bella Toile, and the next-to-bottom layer is a scrap from a retired 6x6 prints pack. Colors used are Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, and Whisper White. The card is finished off with white grosgrain ribbon, vintage brads, and all edges sponged with Sahara Sand. TFL!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
challenges this week on SCS. Monday's challenge was to create a card with a recessed window, and Tuesday's challenge was a color challenge using Bold Brights. I used Upsy Daisy and Flight of the Butterfly Stamp sets, and the Poppin' Pastels technique. To create this look, you stamp your images with Versamark, then use a sponge dauber to tap chalk from your Stampin' Pastels onto the card. The pastels will only stick to the Versamark, and not the dry cardstock, so the colors "Pop"! The directions for creating the recessed window can be found here: