Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Class 2010

Hi all! These are the items we made in the Mom'n'Me Easter Class this past weekend. We had 5 girls here, ranging from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. I have to say, I was so impressed with each and every project the girls created! There were so many fun variations, they all looked gorgeous! (I'm going to admit it here...the oldest girl taught me a new way to use an old punch! Love that these girls can bring new "eyes" to my old habits!!!)

We made 4 projects, we started with the Easter Bunny Chocolate slider, moved on to the "to go" egg decorating kit (in the bag that doesn't show up too clearly), made 3 egg wrappers (although one mom pointed out they'd make fabbo napkin holders!), and the frame with the hidden Easter Bunny. It was a great class, thanks girls (and Moms!) for making it so fun!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Good Morning! I had a bit to create last night, and designed this card for 2 challenges, the colors are from Julie's Easy Breezy Kewl Color Challenge, and the sketch is from Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge. Hope you all enjoy!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Soft Suede Classic Ink and Stampin' Write, Ruby Red Classic Ink, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Mellow Moss Classic Ink and CS, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write and CS, Basic Black Stampin' Write and Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, Sock Monkey Stamp Set, Sock Monkey Accesssories Stamp Set, Stamp'a'ma'jig, Embossing Folder from my crafty stash.

Thank You!

Aren't these totally sweet? I made a bunch for thank you's to tuck into clients Stampin' Up! Bags. I figure they can use them for book marks or gift tags.

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Very Vanilla CS, Old Olive CS and 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Welcome Neighbor DSP, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink, Scallop Punch, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, embossing folder from unknown source.

Monday, March 29, 2010

SPCC #41

Ok, this post? This one, may be my favorite! One of my fave things about being an SPCC Diva is that week after week I am pushed into being creative, AND coming up with a pleasant design! LOL! I have to tell you all...this week, Samantha threw down THIS color challenge:

...and I was STUCK! With a capital ST! Yikes! My normal creativity comes from pulling out all the coordinating inks, papers, embellies and seeing where that takes me. Today, for an instant, I went NO WHERE! So I paused. I waited. I thought about moving onto my next challenge. But no. I looked outside. We have GORGEOUS spring weather where I live, temps are waaaaaay above norm. I see birds. I see butterflies. I see....wait a minute.....those were PUMPKIN PIE butterflies, near my SOFT SUEDE (bare) tree! HELLO! Can-ya-imagine-a-gorgeous-almost-amethyst-birdhouse????? I CAN! So, Voila! Another card was born! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!!!

Head on over to the SPCC blog to see all the other great entries, and to enter a creation of your own!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Soft Suede CS, Classic Ink, Stampin' Write, 5/8" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Almost Amethyst CS and Classic Ink, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Branch Out Stamp Set

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge 20, OCCC

Yay me! My mom and dad took the kids to hockey Fri night and I had a quick chance to dust off the mojo, and create a card for Keesh's Inkspiration's Sketch Challenge 20 this week! I also got to use some of my new DSP's, Stamps, and Punches. Woohoo being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and earning FREE stuff!!! I'm also entering this in the Our Creative Corner Challenge-which is to make an Easter or Spring card.

Ingredients: (all SU!)
Melon Mambo CS, Kraft CS, Pretty in Pink CS and Classic Ink, Old Olive CS and Classic Ink, Welcome Neighbor DSP, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Well Scripted Stamp Set

Friday, March 26, 2010


Good morning all! I finally had a chance to make an SPCC card on my "off" week! I love anything pink and chocolate, and was really inspired by the creations you all have been entering! I love that even though we all use the same color combo, our cards can come out with a totally different vibe depending on the dominant color we choose. Well, as always, my automatic dominant color would be chocolate, so I tried to bury that instinct today, and make it my most recessive color. I like the outcome!

Ingredients: (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Chocolate Chip Card Stock and 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Pretty in Pink Card Stock, Really Rust Classic Ink, Stamp from my local discount store, Gems from a dollar store.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hi all! Have you been to the first ever SPCC blog hop yet? If not, click here to start it...seriously something you don't want to miss! The Diva's created fantastic samples, and there are great prizes to be won! Please create your own entry and post it to the SPCC site, I can't wait to see what you some up with!

Anyway...Samantha posted the colors and "green" challenge for us (use something recycled a.k.a. "green" to make a project), and I literally ran for the studio stairs to start creating. I made this card, which I LOVED, and was so proud of. Problem being??? Uh, I ran with the "green" theme (recycled paint chips)...HOWEVER I totally neglected the actual color scheme and just made up my own! EEKS! The next day I wandered back into the studio and created my "official" entry, but here's the one that was the inspiration! ;o)

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise noted)
Very Vanilla CS, Old Olive Classic Ink, Fresh Cuts Stamp Set, Heart to Heart Punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Paint chip from Behr

Monday, March 15, 2010

SPCC #39

Hi there friends! I'm going to say it...Samantha ROCKS! Don't you just love these colors? Don't you just love this card? It is such a warm, bright spring like day here, when I threw all the colors down in my studio, I couldn't help but think "SPRING FEVER!"(I create the SPCC challenge cards 2+ weeks in advance of their posts, so all I can say is gorgeous! I hope it's still gorgeous out when the post hits the blogosphere! ;o) Ok, I am going to admit Cameo Coral ink was still in the plastic wrapper...2 plus years after buying it! I can't figure out why though, look how GORGEOUS it is! I think its going to be showing up in my work more frequently! Before we get to the deets, hop on over to Samantha's SPCC site to check out the rest of the Diva's work, the PRIZE pack (Thanks to Samantha for independently providing these fabby prizes week after week!), and enter your own gorgeous creation!) And now....onto the deets:

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Stampin' Write and 5/8" Polka Dot Ribbon, Cameo Coral Classic Ink, Summer Sun Classic Ink, Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set, Just B Stamp Set, Best Wishes and More Stamp Set

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Welcome to SPCC's first ever blog hop! If you just happened upon my blog today, the blog hop starts at SPCC so go there to begin. I am lucky number two along the line, enjoy my card! Don't forget to post your own creation with these fabby colors and a recycled item to the SPCC site...can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Green Galore Classic Ink, Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink, Fresh Cuts Stamp Set and my "green" (recycled item) is the shamrock, cut from a paint chip with the smallest heart punched from the Heat to Heart Punch!

I'm so glad you are joining us on this green tour! Please go to Stephanie's blog next, to hit the next creation! Have a great day everyone!!! Happy (early) St. Patrick's Day!!!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Birthday Party Class

And here it is...the prototype I've been promising for my Kids Birthday Party Class. This is targeted for ages 6 and up, and can be created for a boys party or a girls party. (Stay tuned! I will post real kiddie-made samples, with different DSP's over the next few days! Sooo cute!) The party takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours (depending on the age and number of "partiers" present), and I would go to your house to help with the creating, or you could purchase the supplies and instructions, and run it on your own. Contact me for more info, if desired.

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Rockabilly DSP, Just Jawing Stamp Set, Kiwi Kiss CS, Classic Ink and 5/8" Striped Ribbon, Whisper White CS, Basic Black CS and Classic Ink, Real Red Classic Ink, Embossing Folder, Button, Cork Board, Thumb Tacks, Note Pad and Twine from my crafty stash.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Hi everyone! Isn't this a delish color combo? Thanks to Samantha, at SPCC for picking such an inspirational color. I had to put my thinking cap on for this one, but I must admit I LOVE the end result! And, thanks also for offering such a fantastic prize Samantha! I adore those Sweet Pea Stitched Felt embellies! Sooo beautiful! Ok, ladies, head on over to the site to check out the rest of the Diva's samples, and all the other gorgeous entries. Please join us, and post your own creation, we'd love to see it!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Night of Navy CS and Classic Ink, Pumpkin Pie CS and Classic Ink, So Saffron CS, Brilliant Blue CS, Fresh Cuts Stamp Set, buttons from my stash.