Saturday, July 30, 2011

~*~Stampendous Blog Candy~*~ New Giveaway and WINNER Announced!!

Hi there!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my weekly Stampendous Blog Candy giveaway!!!

Today I have a card I made for the Stampendous July 2011 catalog. It was a fun card there are a lot of Stampendous elements to share with it!!

First I would like to announce the winner of last week’s Blog Candy is:


Her comment said:

“I've got to go with the tweet friends set too. It's just so cute”

So there you have it! Brennan has won Tweet Friends!!

Today I used a darling set called Cling Penguin Wishes Set.


The dimensions of this card are 3 x 6, with the score line being at the top.

Here are a few easy instructions using the Stampendous Sticker Background tutorial.

Stamp your focal image and color with preferred medium. Cut a double sided adhesive sheet to the desired size of your background and place Class A Peel’s where you would like them. Once all of the sticker are in place , sprinkle Stampendous Translucent Ultra Fine Crystal Snow glitter on the double sided adhesive sheet and spread with your finger to cover the rest of the sticky areas. Once all areas are covered, rub a glitter magnet over the background to pick up any loose pieces of glitter. Adhere the stamped focal image to the background with dimensionals. Place Class A Peel sentiment where desired.

Soooo….You guessed it. Leave a comment here to win the Cling Penguin Wishes Set

Please leave comments until Thursday August 4th and the winner will be announced on August 6th here on my blog with the next fabulous Stampendous giveaway!!

I will add an extra vote for you if you choose to follow my blog. I am putting together a giveaway for when I hit 300 followers!!!

This week you have four other chances to win free Stampendous. You can find Blog Candy at these gals fabulous blogs…

Taylor Usry

Pam Hornschu

Cyndi Bundy

Wendy Price

I hope you have a great weekend and I will see you on Tuesday!!!


Stamps: Cling Penguin Wishes Set (Stampendous

Stickers: Snowflake Sparklers AC645HSS, Diamond Dot Snowflakes DD107S, Velvet White Jumbo Snowflake AC1001VW, Holiday Greetings AC723MRS (Stampendous)

Glitter: Translucent Crystal Snow (Stampendous)

Color Medium: Colored Pencils (PrismaColor)

Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper

Friday, July 29, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Featured Friday Set

Good morning!!

Today I am using the Feature Friday post as a way to get to the world that Skipping Stones Design is having a sale on two FABULOUS stamp sets.

Victorian Summer

and Sentiment Frames

Right now you can pick up these two beauties for $12.49 apiece.  Two sets for under $25!!  A great deal.

Here is my card….



Stamps: Victorian Summer, Sentiment Frames (Skipping Stones Design)

Ink: Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Craft Rose Red Ink (Stampin’ Up)

Paper: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, River Rock (Stampin’ Up), white cardstock (Kelly Paper Co.)

Die Cut: Labels 20 (Spellbinders)

Extras: flowers (Recollections), Ribbon (Craft supply), embossing powder Detail White and Detail Clear(Stampendous)

I went back into my April sketches from Laurie Schmidlin and used SSD 74…


I used Victorian Summer and Sentiment Frames on this card.  I also was inspired by the fun color combination at Color Throwdown this week…

Thanks for taking a peek today.  I hope you have a chance to play along with Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge 86, going on right now at the Skipping Stones Design blog!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Scheme Thursday!!! ~Free Theme Week~

Good morning!!

Welcome to Dreamweaver Dream Scheme Thursday!!

This week I messed with Dreamweaver’s New Released Stencils, aluminum, paste and Metallic FX.

I started by embossing the aluminum with two NEW stencils that will be available for shipping in mid-August.  I embossed the aluminum using a paper stump. Once I had the desired look, I used a MercArt USA Decorative Wheel around the edge and then sanded off the embossed area of the aluminum.


The Rooster Stencil (LG727) was paste embossed with Pearlescent Embossing Paste and sprinkled with multiple shades of Metallic FX (Eye of the Tiger, Amber Glow and Goldfinch).  Then set aside to dry and I cut the image out and adhered it to the aluminum with dimensionals.

Please stop by the other members of the Dream Team’s blog today.  You can find all the links to their blog to the right of this post.

Have a great day!



Now comment to win some *BLOG CANDY*!

Good morning and WELCOME to the weekend!!!

My first order of business is giving away last week’s Stampendous Blog Candy.

I was so thrilled with picked #5 and it was my friend and Dreamweaver Stencil Design team sister…


Congrats LIZ!!! Email me your mailing address and Stampendous will send your Blog Candy right out. Since you both are in California, you should have it in a few days!!

I am going to continue the fun today with another Stampendous Blog Candy giveaway!!

This week, the deal is the same. Comment here to win and we would love it if you ran by the Stampendous Facebook page, became a follower and told them I sent you!!

I have two cards to share today. Here is my first one…


In addition to loving Stampendous stamps, glitters and embossing powders, I LOVE CHALLENGES. This is the weekly CASE Study. Each month at CASE Study, there is a Muse and participants CASE their creations. You can view the Muse’s creation by clicking on this link.

I will also be throwing this little guy into the Paper Craft Magazine Color Inspiration Challenge. Here are the cool colors..

Color Inspiration Challenges

To create this card I used Stampendous Tweet Friends

and Stampendous Geo Bubbles

This card was easy peasy to make…some paper cutting, some stamping, some coloring…put it all together. I loved how fun it turned out and I will be giving this little cutie to my friend Mandy!!


Paper: Petty Cash Bling, Candlelight, Mango and Caribbean Breeze (Bazzill Basics Paper)

Stamps: Tweet Friend Perfectly Clear SetSSC2010, Geo Bubbles CRR116 (Stampendous)

Ink: Memento (Tsukineko); Spica Sky Blue, Y11, Y15, Y18, YR00, YR02, YR04, BG000, BG05, B000, B01, B02, G12, G14, G17, 00 Sketch (Copic Markers)

Die: Marianne Creatables, Spellbinders

Extras: Hemp String (CTMH), Flowers (Wild Orchid, Recollections), border punch (MS Crafts), Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Rhinestones (craft supply)


For this card I used the super cool Stampendous Cling Jumbo Water Lily set

Really everyone…this card was also sooo easy. I colored the background with Copic Markers and an exaggerated feathering technique. Once I had the desired color, I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. The Water Lily was stamped twice, cut out and one of the Lilies colored with Copic Markers and using a more controlled feathering technique. Once I had finished coloring, I rolled the edges of the flower petals with a pencil to give some dimension. I adhered the two flowers together with dimensionals and applied it to the colored back ground card base.


Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper

Stamps: Cling Jumbo Water Lily (Stampendous)

Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Versamark (Tsukineko); YR00, YR02, YR04, Y11, Y15, Y18, BG000, B02 Sketch, Spica Gold(Copic Markers)

Extras: Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Here is the complete set…

Here is another quickie project that I made using this set…


This simple candle was decorated with Alcohol Inked sticky glitter sheets. After I applied alcohol ink, I then stamped on the glitter paper with Stazon. I applied some Stampendous Class A Peels to acetate and applied them to the outside. All done, that simple.

Ok…so here’s the deal. Leave me a comment and tell me which of the three stamps you like best. If your number is drawn, you get that Stampendous Stamp set. DON’T FORGET….YOU HAVE TO TELL ME WHICH STAMP SET YOU LIKE BEST OR I WILL DRAW ANOTHER COMMENTOR!!!

Please take the time to check out my Stampendous Design Team sister’s Cyndi Bundy, Taylor Usry and Wendy Price. The are ALL giving away Stampendous stamps today also!!

Have a great weekend!! Hopefully you’ll get some stamping time in!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Sketch 86 Challenge

Good morning!

We have to say good-bye to our fabulous Sketch Artist Kim Kesti and the rest of our AMAZING guests today.

Kim has blessed us with one more fabulous Skipping Stones Design Sketch this week that I hope you can play along with.


Here is our sketch…


Run by the SSD Design Team’s blog today to see everyone’s fabulous creations…








Wendy (<---MEEE!)

and our guests


Karen B.

Karen C.

In addition to the fabulous sketch, I was inspired by the CR84FN Color Challenge this week. Check out these *YUMMY* colors….

Would you like to be on the Skipping Stones Design Team…There are a few more days you can apply to join us. Check out all the details on the SSD website!!

Have a great day!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A quick little Monday post…

Looking for Stampendous Blog Candy…Click HERE!!!

Happy Monday Blogoshpere!!

I wanted to share a quick card using a few of my favorite things…


This card was simply made by die cutting two French Flair die cuts from Cheery Lynn Designs, paste embossing Dreamweaver Stencils Large Dot stencil to the bottom half of the background cardstock, stamping one of the hundreds of great sentiments from Stampendous and adhering this cute little embellie from Creative Charms!!

Love the simplicity of this card!

I hope you have a great week. 

Don’t forget to click on the link above for some *FREE* Stampendous Blog Candy!


Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper

Stamps: Narcissus Perfectly Clear Stamp Set SSC1107-R (Stampendous)

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko)

Stencils: Large Dot Background (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Die Cuts: French Flair XL and Large Nesting Stackers (Cheery Lynn Designs)

Extras: Ribbon (May Arts), Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver Stencils), Fussy Flower (Creative Charms)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A simple, CASual Friday…

Good morning!!  I know, I know….It’s a Sunday and your seeing a post from me….It”s weird!

I missed being at CHA so much this Summer, I was soaking all of the new fun products and keeping up with all my friends that attended on Facebook and Twitter.

I was hitting all my favorite blogs and catching up on some challenges that I haven’t been able to play along with for some time.


Today I chose to make a simple card for the CASual Friday Challenge.  The challenge was to use a sticker or rub-on in the design.

I chose to use stickers.  I colored the background using an exaggerated feathering technique with Copic Markers (YR04, Y17).  I used Elizabeth Crafts Designs Big Butterflies Peel-Off Stickers.  If you haven’t used these before, they are kind of like two stickers in one.  There is an outline and the middle.  I placed the outline of the butterfly on watercolor paper and colored with Tombow’s and a blender pen.  I then colored over the top with a Copic Spica Red Glitter pen. I then cut it out.  Using an Elizabeth Crafts Transfer Sheet, I transferred the “middle” of the butterfly to the background card stock.  Using glue dots, I adhered the colored butterfly to the card base off center of the “shadow”.  I then stamped the sentiment from my favorite Thank You set, Stampendous Agapanthus Thank You Perfectly Clear Set.


Paper:  Stampin’ Up, Bazzill Basics

Stamps: Agapanthus Thank You (Stampendous)

Stickers: Big Butterflies (ELizabeth Crafts Design)

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko); YR04, Y17 Sketch, Spica Red Glitter Pen (Copic Marker); Tombow

Thank so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I Love Hearing from You!!!

Good morning!!

This morning I have been putzing around in my craft room and realized that I had time to follow along with a couple of challenges!! 

I love it when the Play Date Café has “splash” challenges.  I love it, but I don’t always have the chance to play along.  Here is the inspiration the Play Date Café provided…

I also used  a sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping

Here is my result…


I love cards that take less than 10 minutes to put together.

The steps of this card are pretty self-explanatory. 

I started by cutting my cardstock to the desired size and stamped in the desired areas. 

Here are the supplies that I used:

Stamps: Wavy Music CRN070, Hearing From You CRL238 (Stampendous)

Card Stock: CTMH, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill Paper Co.

Ink: Turquoise Gem VersaMagic Chalk Ink (Tsukineko)

Ribbon: May Arts

Hopefully  you can find time to play along.  Both of these challenges were completed in MINUTES.

Please check back tomorrow to see if you’re the winner of my Stampendous Blog Candy from last week and to comment to win this week’s Stampendous Blog Candy!!! 

You can see last week’s Stampendous post by clicking here!

Have a great FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011



If your looking for my Skipping Stones Design post....HERE YOU GO!!

Please leave a comment below to win a fab set from Stampendous!!

Good morning!!

Today is going to be a good day!!! Not only is it summer time, but I am giving away some fabulous Stampendous goodness.

I have made two projects with the new Cling Jumbo Holly Stocking set. This set has been available to retailers for a few weeks, so you may find it at your LSS. Good news for those that can’t find it because you can win it here!! It is as simple as leaving a comment on my blog and “liking” Stampendous on Facebook. A quick comment on Facebook about how much you love Stampendous and telling them that I sent you wouldn’t hurt, but that is just optional. On to my projects…


This card was a lot of fun to make. I used some Fran*tage techniques, and it was rather easy. Here are a few steps..

1) Cut your card base to desired size. Cut patterned paper to desired size for background. 2) Make a solution of water and instant coffee (the more coffee in the solution, the darker it will be) in a spritz bottle. Sprinkle dry instant coffee granules on background paper and spritz paper with instant coffee mixture (you can see the achieved look of this technique in the upper right hand corner). Set aside to dry or dry with a heat tool. 3) Using Boss Gloss, rub embossing ink on the edge of your background paper, sprinkle detail gold embossing powder over ink and heat. Distress edges of the background paper. 4) Stamp focal image with embossing ink and heat emboss detail gold embossing powder. Cut image out. 5) Stamp sentiment and heat emboss with Red Tinsel Embossing powder. Assemble card as desired.


Stamps: Christmas Greetings CRG119, Cling Jumbo Holly Stocking CRS5015 (Stampendous)

Ink: Boss Gloss Stampendous). Versamark (Tsukineko)

Paper: French Script Kraft (Canvas Corp), Killarney, Kisses (Bazzill Basics)

Ribbon: Satin Ribbon (May Arts), hemp string (Creative Impressions)

Embossing Powder: Red Tinsel, Detail Gold (Stampendous)

I have one more project to share using the awesome Stampendous Cling Jumbo Holly Stocking…


This card’s measurements are a tad bigger 5.25 x 5.25. This is another example of how easy it is to make cards with Stampendous’ new line of Cling Jumbo stamps. I threw this card together in minutes. Here are some easy steps…

1) Cut your desired size card base. 2) Stamp Holly Leaves on cardstock and color with your desired medium. Cut out. 3) Stamp sentiment with embossing ink and heat embossing powder. Cut out your sentiment panel to desired size and ink edges for a “not-so” crisp look. Adhere to your desired background paper and adhere your holly leaves. 4) Attach ribbon and lastly, apply a few bits of Liquid Pearls.


Stamps: Cling Jumbo Holly Stocking CRS5015, Seasons Greeting CRQ155 (Stampendous)

Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Copic Markers (YG17, G14, G17, R29)

Paper: Mohawk White (Kelly Paper Co.), Killarny, Phoenix DS (Bazzill Basics)

Ribbon: May Arts

Extras: Chinese Red Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Rhinestones (craft supply), Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

Now for what you will win. Commenting starts now and will continue until July 21st at midnight. I will announce the winner of the Cling Jumbo Holly Stocking set on Saturday July 23rd at the same time that I kick off my next Stampendous Blog Candy Saturday.

Because this set is not available until next week to the world, I don’t have an image to show the complete set, but what it includes is the stocking from the first card and the holly leaves from the second.

Remember to win….all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog and run over to Facebook and “like” the Stampendous page and leave a comment there and tell them that I sent you (this is optional, but would be appreciated).

To let you know, Taylor Usry and Cyndi Bundy are giving away Stampendous Blog Candy today also. You are going to get a fabulous tutorial from Taylor and Cyndi is having a challenge also.

Dream Scheme Thursday Colorway Challenge

Good morning!!

This morning, the Dreamweaver Stencil Design Team and I are bringing you beautiful monochromatic creations using Dreamweaver Stencils.

I chose one of Dreamweaver Stencils new release images from Summer CHA.


I love the simplicity of the card.  The look is very easy to achieve.

First I embossed black aluminum with the Cameo stencil in a die cutting machine.  The machine gives the image such a crisp look.  I then sanded the color away from the embossed area.  I then cut the image out.

I die cut the Italian Lace Flourish Doily out in chrome paper and adhered the cameo to the center.  I applied some Glitter Dots and called it “pretty”.


Stencil: Cameo (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Die Cut: Italian Lace Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs)

Paper: cardstock(Coordinations), Chrome paper (The Paper Company)

Metal: Black Aluminum (MercArt USA)

Extras: Glitter Dots (Stampendous), sanding block (Tim Holtz)

Thank  you so much for taking the time today to stop by.  Please play along with our color challenge and upload your creations to Dream It Up, Lynell Harlow’s blog.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Sketch 85

Good morning!!

Another week, another sketch challenge comes to an end.  Don’t fear, we have another beauty for you by Kim Kesti this week. 


This is Kim’s third week as our sketch artist and each week, the sketches keep getting better and better.  Here is my take on the sketch…


THIS is a FUN set to work with.  I can’t believe I had this Chocolate Vol. 1 tucked away and FORGOTTEN about.  Thank goodness for cleaning day.

I had a great time coloring and blinging up the little morsels!!!

You too can follow along with Kim’s Sketch this week at the Skipping Stones Design blog. 

Be sure to take the time to see the all of the Skipping Stones Design team goodness.  There is a list of designers to the right of this post.

See you soon!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stampendous/May Arts Blog Week!!

What a fabulous week of inspiration it has been .

All week long, the **FABULOUS** Stampendous Design Team has collaborated with the **AMAZING** May Arts Design Team to come up with the best projects on the internet. 

The Stampendous Design Team is showing off all of the brand new stamps that Stampendous is debuting at CHA next week.

Each Stampendous Design Team member will be giving away  Stampendous stamps each week on their blogs.  It would be a good idea to check out the entire team weekly until the end of August.  You could land yourself some brand new Stampendous stamps!!!  {{Pssst…You can find blog candy each Saturday on my blog until the end of August!!}}

Here is a blog roll for the entire Stampendous Design Team….








Wendy J.  <---Meee!!!

Wendy P.

Stampendous and May Arts have both generously offered prizes for commenting on the Stampendous and May Arts blog, in addition to their Facebook pages.

Today I am sharing a new Stampendous Cling Jumbo Romantic Border Set (CRS5021).


I followed a fun sketch from Card Patterns

This card was simply made with a few instructions.

1.  Stamp focal images with embossing ink and emboss with Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Cut border images into four equal pieces.  Cut focal image by trimming close to the edge of image.  2.  Cut card stock base as desired.  Cut patterned card stock to desired size for your mat.  3.  Place you four pieces of border at the edge of the mat. Tie ribbon around base and adhere focal image with dimensionals.

Easy Peasy!!!

Supplies: Cling Jumbo Romantic Border (Stampendous)

Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)

Paper: Kisses, Wallpaper Raven, Coconut Swirl (Bazzill Basics)

Ribbon:  May Arts

Extras:  Detail Gold Embossing Powder(Stampendous)


Thank you so much for joining us for Stampendous/May Arts Inspiration week!! 

See you tomorrow for some blog CANDY!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dreamweaver Sketch Challenge Week!!!

Good morning!!  The Dreamweaver Design team is still eagerly anticipating the arrival of CHA so we can start sharing the new Dreamweaver Stencil Designs.  I can tell you, it will be worth the wait.  Only one more week my friends!!

For todays sketch, I chose Tall Wheat, LL3008 that has been sitting on my desk for some time and I have NEVER used.  Here in Montana, many gals have chose to use wheat stalks to decorate their home and make home décor.  This stencil has actually been a really good seller for me in my sales territory.


I chose to use the Faux Cloisonné technique.  Here are some simple instructions for you to follow so you can try.

1.  Tape stencil to your paper to ensure that the stencil will not shift while coloring your image.  Color your image with the desired coloring medium.  I chose Versa magic Chalk Inks and Brilliance Pigment inks both by Tsukineko. I applied color using stenciling brushes.  2.  Once you have completed your desired coloring, using a jumbo dauber, apply embossing ink over the colored image.  Remove the stencil and apply Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  I used Deep Impressions by Stampendous.  3. Heat enamel until melted.  While the original enamel is still hot, apply another coat, shake off excess and heat the enamel.  4.  The end result should be a smooth colored surface.  You can continue to layer your UTEE until the surface is smooth.  More layers will not damage your project. 5.  Stamp sentiment and tie ribbon and embellishments on.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics

Stencils: Tall Wheat (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Ink: Spanish Olives, Tea Leaves Versa Magic Chalk Ink; Galaxy Gold, Pearlescent Beige Brilliance Inks (Tsukineko)

Stamps: Verve

Ribbon: Christopher Pines Etsy Shop

Extras: Pearls (CTMH); Hat Pins (Dreamweaver & Maya Road), Deep Impressions (Stampendous)

Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Here is our sketch…

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please play along with our sketch challenge and link up  your creation to the Dream It Up blog.

We can’t wait to see your creations.

Be sure to see how the other Design Team members interpreted the sketch today.  Leave them some  love!!  The deserve it!!!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stampendous SNEAK PEEK mixed with May Arts

This week Stampendous and May Arts have collaborated to bring you a week of fabby inspiration!!

The Stampendous Design Team will be posting “sneak peeks” of new stamps that will debut at CHA next week.

Today I was inspired when I visited my Cyndi Bundy’s blog and she is having a fabulous sketch challenge. I had to play along.


I used new Perfectly Clear Set from Stampendous Charm Collection (available July 18th) with a beautiful two-toned ribbon by May Arts.

Stampendous is debuting a super cool, fabby fun new product called Mica Fragments (available August 1st).


You can see the Pearlized Mica Fragments on the butterflies wings.

This card was stamped simply on the smaller die cut by “kissing” the ink off the stamp before stamping on the background. The chandelier was stamped over the background images and then I assembled my card.


Stamps: Charm Collection (Stampendous)

Paper: Bazzill

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)

Ribbon: May Arts

Extras: Die Cuts (Stampendous); Bisque Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Pearlized Mica Fragments (Stampendous)

Please check the Stampendous Inspiration blog and May Arts blog daily for your chance to win FREE Stampendous and May Arts products!!! I will see you there!!

PS~I will have another fabulous Sneaky Peeky on Friday and a FABULOUS Stampendous Blog Candy starting on Saturday!! I hope to see you then!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Skipping Stones Design New Release Blog Hop and Sketch 84

Today Skipping Stones Design is releasing a BEEEEautiful set of stamps and the Design Team and guests have made seriously darling projects with Victorian Summer using another fabulous sketch by Kim Kesti!!

If you arrived from Kandi Phillips blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened on my blog today and want to follow the entire hop with ease, please start at the beginning at Skipping Stones Design.

Here is my card…


The Sketch…

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers blogs. This month we are welcoming Kim Kesti, Karen Baker and Karen Christensen to our team as Guest Designers! Kim will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the fantastic sketch we're using in today's hop!

Head over to Tammie's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!

Kim Kesti

Amy Tsuruta

Barb Turpin

Karen Baker

Brenda Weaver

Gladys Chia

Karen Christensen

Jennifer Ingle

Kandi Phillips

Wendy Jordan <-<-You are here!!!

Tammie Beaton

Last weekend Skipping Stones Design participated in a Summer Blog Hop. Here is a list of winners from the comments of the blog hop…

You have one week to claim your prize...if I haven't heard from you by Friday, July 15th I'll draw another name and give your prize away!

Jan Garber - Stampendous Cling Jumbo flower and handle (will be chosen by Stampendous)

Crystal Irwin - Stampendous Cling Jumbo flower and handle (will be chosen by Stampendous)

LUV2SCRAP - Karber Digital Studios - 2 digis of your choice

Alison Heikkila - Dreamweavers Stencils prize pack

Chris - Ippity Kit, courtesy of Maria Levine (will be chosen by Maria)

Jan-Marie - a muse studio catalog and stamp set of your choice ($12.99 or under), courtesy of Sunghee Chon

Jessica Diedrich - Stampendous Cling Jumbo flower and handle (will be chosen by Stampendous)

Mousekmom - Chi Chi Memories digi stamp set of your choice

Lillian Child - Ellie Loves the Beach stamp from Your Next Stamp

Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey - Skipping Stones Design stamp set (of their choosing)

Jennifer Ingle - $20 gift certificate to Little Potato House, courtesy of Sunghee Chon

Rachel - Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis of your choice

Corinne - SU Fast and Fabulous set, courtesy of Cindy Coutts and Christian Paper Crafts

Thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments on all of the blog hop stops!!! We had so much fun :)

Please contact Taylor Usry ( to claim your prize.

Skipping Stones Design has a Design Team call. Click on this link for more information.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I hope you are so inspired by all of the talent of the wonderful gals that are in our hop today.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Scheme Thursday!!

Good morning!! Once again, Lynell Harlow, has provided the Dreamweaver Dream Team with FABULOUS new stencils which will be making their way to CHA in a few short weeks!! We have to keep these fabulous designs under wraps right now, but I have been busy designing some fabulous new creations, which puts me in the situation I was this morning. Busy, busy creating new samples and didn’t make a card for today’s post, BUT never fear. A few weeks ago, Lynell Harlow (Dream It Up) had posted a wonderful card made be the Elaine Benedict and it inspired me to make this card...

A bit different, but along the same lines as Elaine’s. I will be teaching three classes this month making this class in Montana. Fly over, join me!!!

To make the background I simply took black and turquoise colored aluminum and ran them through the Vagabond with LG709, Serendipity Flower and LJ808, Cathedral Windows stencils.

One the aluminum was embossed, I removed the stencil and sanded away the embossed color. The Serendipity Flower stencil was then cut out.

I used Silver Metallic Embossing Paste to paste the sentiment on black velvet paper.

I love this card, because it is simply elegant!

Thanks for taking a look today and I hope you have time to stop by the other members of the Dream Team’s blogs. There is a list to the right of this post.

Have a super day!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Sketch 83 & a new Sketch Artist….

Good morning welcome to Skipping Stones Design Sketch 83 and welcome Kim Kesti as our July Sketch Artist and Karen Christensen as our Guest Design Team member.

Kim has put together four fabulous sketch for July….wait until you see….

Here is  my take on her sketch..


Here is sneaky peeky of the set that will Skipping Stones Designs new release, next week, Victorian Summer.

Here is Kim’s sketch..


Please take the time to play along this week for a fabulous prize and on the right of this post is a list of all the fabulous Skipping Stones Design Team members blogs.  Please take the time to visit their fabulous creations.

Skipping Stones Design is having an open Design Team call!  All of the specifics are in this link!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Blog HOP….Fantastic creations and Fantastic prizes!!!!

Today some fabulous designers and fabulous craft manufacturer’s have come together to showcase some fabulous creations used with fabulous product!!!  A big thanks to Taylor Usry for organizing such fabulous hops!!!

If you are here from Beth’s blog,  you are in the right place.   If you just happened upon my blog today, you can start at the beginning at Taylor Usry’s blog.

I am so happy and proud to design for Stampendous, Dreamweaver Stencils and Skipping Stones Design.  I have made a creation from products from all three of these fabulous companies!!!

Here is my Stampendous card…


Stamps:  Aaahsome Fireworks (Stampendous)

Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black, Versamark (Tsukineko), Copic Markers

Extras: Crystal Glitz Glitter (Elizabeth Crafts), Peel n Stick Sheets (Thermoweb), Blue Tinsel, Gold Tinsel, Red Tinsel, Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Here are the easy instructions…

1.  Stamp focal image on white cardstock and cover with a clear, double sided adhesive sheet.  Cover image with translucent glitter and color with desired medium.

2.  Stamp background images and sprinkle desired embossing powder on each image.  Stamp and heat emboss sentiment.  Apply heat. 

3.  Adhere focal image with dimensional foam.

My next card is made with Skipping Stones Designs stamps!


Stamps:  Home of the Brave (Skipping Stones Design)  Pssst….on sale right now for $12.49 and all purchases will be shipped for FREE if you use the coupon code freeship !!

Ink: Copic Markers; Tombow Markers

Extras: Copic Airbrush System

Here are the easy instructions…

1.  Color focal image stamp with water based markers and stamp on white cardstock.  Stamp sentiment with dye ink.

2.  Fold card stock base and using your air compressor for Copic Markers, swipe the color in diagonal motions in red, white and blue. 

Pretty simple that one.

My next card is from Dreamweaver Stencils…


After I got my cards all finished, I realized that my Stampendous card and my Dreamweaver card were practically identical.


Stencils:  Celebrate Script LS90Fireworks LJ886 (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Paper:  Velvet Paper (The Paper Company), White Cardstock (Kelley Paper Company), acetate (Graphix)

Embossing Paste: Translucent, Glossy Red (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Extras: Glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts)

Here are easy instructions:

1.  Cut velvet paper to desired size, place the fireworks stencil on the velvet paper using the hinge technique with removable tape. 

2.  Paste the stencil with transluscent embossing paste and sprinkle different colors of glitter over different “explosions”.

3.  Paste sentiment on acetate.  Set all aside to dry.  Once dry, piece your card together!!

Here is the entire hop order….












Jennifer D




Wendy P




Wendy J {{You Are HERE!!!}}






Jennifer I




Here are all the fabulous prizes that you can win from commenting on each designers blog.  Comments can be made until July 5th 6pm EST.  Winners will be announced on Friday, here on my blog!!

  • Stampendous is generously donating THREE prizes: a Cling Jumbo Tulip set, a Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily set, and a Cling Jumbo Dogwood set. Each set will come with a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle.
  • Chi Chi Memories is donating a digi stamp set of the winner's choice
  • Pixie Dust Studio is donating two digis of the winner's choice
  • Dreamweaver's Stencils is donating one prize pack (of their choice)
  • Karber Digital Studio is donating two digi images of the winner's choice
  • Maria Levine is donating an Ippity Stamp kit
  • Skipping Stones Design is donating a clear stamp set (of their choosing)
  • Cindy Coutts and Christian Paper Crafts are donating one Stampin' Up Fast & Fabulous set (must be a US resident to win this)
  • Sunghee Chon  is donating an a muse studio catalog and one stamp set (up to a $12.00 value) of the winner's choice (must be a US resident to win this)
  • Sunghee Chon is donating a $20 gift certificate to Little Potato House, her amazing digital template store
  • Karen from Your Next Stamp is donating one Ellie Loves the Beach cling rubber stamp

Next, rush off to Kerry’s blog to see her fabulous creations….

I hope you all have a fabulous 4th of July!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!!