Sunday, December 19, 2010

Updates from Christmas Stamping Get Togethers!

I wanted to post some fun pictures from the Park River Stamp Camp and the TRF Stamping Retreat! Thank you so much everyone for coming and making the day fun!!! We loved the swaps and all of the good ideas that were shared!
Here are some pictures of the PR Stamp Camp. These are favors Lisa made using the scallop die and the Big Shot.
We are so lucky to have Kris come to our retreat and demo! Here is a picture of one of her awesome message boards she has more displayed at her blog along with many other beautiful ideas!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fall Card

We are excited about this year's retreat! We have seven registrations in so far! I am planning on posting a project or two that we will be making at it this year.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Card

My sister made me this one too. Isn't she wonderful?!!! She was inspired by an awesome stamping site:
A great place for inspiration!

The ghosts are made out of the Owl punch and the pumpkin out of ovals. I love the new shimmer brads!

Holiday Gala! Our 4th Annual Stamping Retreat

The date is set! Decemeber 4th check in beginning at 9:30 at the AmericInn in Thief River Falls, MN. We will be stamping and crafting the day away until 1:30. There will be make and takes, door prizes, lots of ideas and samples out for viewing to inspire you, and lunch! Hope to see you there!
The cost is $65.00 and will include the Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad, Friends Never Fade Stamp set, a snail adhesive, and all of the fun projects and cards you will get to make and take home. Space will be limited so register to reserve your spot! Please send me an email if you would like more details.

Also we will be having a Stamp Camp in Park River the Saturday after Thanksgiving beginning at 9:00. The cost is $10.00.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Halloween!

My sister made this card. I like the smooch over the black cardstock it makes the web pop and adds a a little festive shine.

Supplies: Web embossing folder and Topnote die with big shot, smooch spray, DSP paper, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Halloween stamp set, google eyes, Rich Razzelberry, Black and Gray cardstocks, and black ink

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Upcoming Stamping Events!

We have set our dates! We are doing another Stamp Camp in Park River on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at 9:00 am. I always love getting together with Kris and Lisa because they always inspire me creatively!!
The date for the 4th Annual Stamping Retreat has been set as well. So mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 4th from 9:30-1:30 at the AmericInn in TRF, MN! I will post some info on it this weekend.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another Monkey Card

This monkey in the Fox and Friends set is just adorable!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pumpkin friend card

Supplies: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Big Shot, lattice folder, pumpkin die and pumpkin die faces, Alphabet die, Define your Life stamp set, hemp twine

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Leaf Card

This was a card I have done I while ago and added a current saying to it. I love this card! I stamped the stamp in the ink and then spritzed the stamp with a the Spritzer tool (you could also Smooch it!) That is what gives the leaves the beautiful variance in coloring. THe leaves were cut out and tied together with hemp twine and put on the card with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Colors used were: Old Olive, Really Rust, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Choc Chip
Cajun Craze would be a great subsitute and Early Espresso would also look nice with this card!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I LOVE the Big Shot!!

The Big Shot truly makes card making beautiful and easy! I offer a great deal on the Big Shot please check in with me if you are interested in purchasing one!!

Supplies: Big Shot, embossing folder and embosslits, Rich Razzelberry, Concord Crush, Certainly celery, Perfect plum, and Ice Rhinestones, Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Simply Said Card

Supplies: Simply Said stamp set, Navy and Brocade Blue (you can substitute Marina Mist for this color) cardstocks and ink, Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, basic pearls, white gel pen

The white gel pen was used to get the faux stitching and the pearls placed on the flowers are what gives the card that little something extra.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monkey from a tree

My sister designed this card. It turned out so cute.

Supplies: Fox and Friends stamp set, sticky sheets,big shot and vine die cut and lattice embossing folder, ribbon, designer brad, hemp twine, 1 3/4 Circle punch, Espresso ink, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake card stock, glitter
The vine die will cut out its shape into a sticky sheet. It won't cut all the way through but leave an imprint (I just cut it out from there). The glitter sticks right on the sticky sheet and I cut the monkey out to make him look like he was swinging from the vine.

Simply Adorned in Brown

Monday, August 30, 2010

Inspired Card

Supplies: Inspired by Nature Stamp Set. Glossy cardstock, babywipes, Wild Wasabi ink, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Rich Razzelberry, Big Shot and texture plates, embossing folder, Silver cardstock, Smooch Spray
I wiped Wild Wasabi across the glossy cardstock with a baby wipe.
There is a lot of texture on this card. I used the Big Shot and the texture plates. When I was finished I smooched it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Owl with Punch

SU! offers a new great owl punch and it makes the cutest owls! I made this one with some of our other punches; Circle punches, Scallop, tab, and the feet were cut from our flower punch.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

For the Birds..

This is a cute and VERY easy card my sister made. I think she may have seen it somewhere on line or got the inspiration for it there anyway.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Same colors and look just a tad bit different...

Here is a card similar to the last post. Just playing around with layouts to see which I liked better? Let me know which one you liked better! :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Fall

I thought this was a nice fall looking card. In the new Holiday mini I saw the circle scallop background.
Supplies: Because I Care Stamp Set, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Circle Cutter, 1" circle punch.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I had lots of extra butterflies cut out from the die and was able to use them on this card.
Supplies: Circle Cutter, Big Shot, embossing folder & Butterfly die, Espresso, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Inspired by Nature Stamp Set, Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set

Monday, August 16, 2010

Room Decor

I redid Isaiah's room in an ocean theme. Lots of fun colors. I used one of our wall decors on a canvas wall hanging painted light blue.
I decorated a tin and picture frame with one of our retired scrapkits. I loved how everything looks and his room is very cute!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fox & Friends Card

Supplies: Fox and Friends Stamp Set, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil, Espresso, White taffeta ribbon, sticky strip, circle brad, Scallop punch, Corner Rounder punch, Edging punch, 1 3/8ths circle punch

Directions: To get the cute bunchy ribbon look: Lay sticky strip down and then place your ribbon down a little at a time making small folds as you go.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Inspired by Nature Card

Supplies: Rich Razzelberry, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, Big Shot & embossing folder & matchbox die (for label punch), Basic Rhinestones, Inspired by Nature Stamp set, sponge, circle punch, edging punch

Final in the series Scrapbooking #5

Scrapbooking Series #4

I have one more blog to post in the Scrapbooking Series. It will have some Halloween ideas with it.

Scrapbooking Series #3

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scrapbooking Series 2

These were some of my first scrapbooking pages. I always thougth scrapbooking seemed overwhelming. Especially a whole 12 x 12 page. But I began small with a 6 x 6 layout and then I added until I had a whole page. You can see the two 6 x 6 pages in here. I placed them in opposite corners of my full layout. I CASED these two 6 x 6s from a swap I had gotten at convention a few years ago. I am not sure who they were from so I can't give out the proper credit!

Scrapbooking Series #1

I wanted to get some scrapbook pages in here from a finished book I have been working on over the last couple of years. The pages are all in the book so there is a little glare on the pictures. Hopefully the pages will post well enough to give a little inspiration.

Bird Die Cut

I used the Big shot and sizzlet to make this card. Some of the colors and the ds paper have retired but I liked this card and you can substitute different colors to make it. I used the Scallop punch for the window

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Because I Care Card

Supplies: Because I Care Stamp Set, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Rich Razzelberry, Cardstocks and Ink, Basic Pearl
Directions: The top flower was cut out and I used the Rock and Roll technique to give it some interest with the Melon Mambo Ink and Rich Razzelberry.

Cajun Craze Card

Supplies: Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzelberry, Basic Gray, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop Square Punch, Tab Punch, Scallop Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Circle Circus Stamp Set

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thinking of You Card

Supplies: Circle Circus Stamp Set, Buttons, Melon Mambo, Going Gray, Baja Breeze, Big shot w/ Texture plate, Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set
Directions: To get the textured strip of paper on the bottom corner I folded accordian style with small folds the strip of Baja paper and then adhered it down.

Magnet Gift

I made these for guy graduation gifts this year.

Supplies: Cardboard, Big shot and Top Note Die, Magnet, brads, DS Paper, Saying

Monday, August 9, 2010

Simply Adorned Jewelry

Make your own unique and pesonal jewelry!

At first I didn't think I liked our chains that went with the charms. They seemed too heavy and thick, but now the fall styles are coming out with lots of chunky, thick jewelry and the look is really growing on me. The black and Gray necklace hangs lower on the chest (24 inch chain ~ 1" x 1" charm) and the blue and turquoise necklace hangs just above the belly button (34 inch chain ~ 1-1/2" x 2" charm). A nice length to wear with cardigans or open sweaters.

Lace Card

I really like the lace doubled with the eyelet border. They seem to really go together and give your card a delicate vintage feel.

Supplies: Crochet trim, Certainly Celery Concord Crush Cardstock, Old Olive Ink, Eyelet Border, Medallion Stamp, Because I Care Stamp Set, Basic Rhinestone, Oval and Scallop punches

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Technique!!

I haven't tried a new technique in a while and I was excited to do this one!

Supplies: Elmer's glue, Baja Breeze & Wild Wasabi reinkers, Basic Gray ink, Nature Silouettes, Going Gray, Baja Bl, and Basic Gray Cardstock, silver brads, label and oval punch
Directions: Place dots of glue across your white cardstock and then smear with your finger. When this is dry dab your reinker on to a sponge and wipe across your cardstock. The glue won't catch as much ink giving you the neat effect. This will also take a while to dry but after it is dry you can stamp over it with your image.

This card is for my mom's birthday. I wanted to make her a special one so hopefully she won't be checking my blog this month!

Supplies: Elmer's glue, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzelberry, Cajun Craze reinkers, sponges, Early Espresson ink, Inspired by Nature Stamp Set, Scallop punch and accessories (here I used a clip and ribbon on the punched out label)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Scallop Fold Card

Supplies: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Big shot with Square Scallop die and texture plate, Sticky Rhinestone, Scallop Punch, Silhouette Sentiments

Directions: The flower was made from two scallop punches. I distressed the cardstock after I punched and then seperated them. I cut the petals out. Then, I layered them on top of eachother.
TO get the square scallop fold I folded the Marina Mist cardstock through the Big shot being careful to not cut one side to get the fold.

Medallion Card

Supplies: Medallion Stamp, Black cardstock, Marina Mist, More Mustard, NIght of Navy, Big shot, embossing folder, and top note, ribbon, Scallop Circle punch, circle punch
I sponged NIght of Navy on the edges to give the card some added texture

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Love this Stamp Set!

Supplies: Aviary Stamp set, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Big Shot w/ embossing folder, DS paper

Aviary card with Pizazz!

Supplies: Aviary stamp set, Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait,Not Quite Navy, buttons,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Aviary Stamp Set

The Aviary stamp set is a very cute one. Some things I have learned with it is your cage needs to be stamped in a much darker color than the bird you stamp inside it. In this card I cut the bird out and placed it in front. I popped it with a dimensional. Again the color wheel inspired this color combo!

Supplies: Aviary Stamp set, Stampin Dimensional, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Choc Chip and Cajun Craze, Big shot with top note and embossing folder, sponge

New Stamp Set!

Supplies: Embossing folder with Big Shot, Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Daffodil Cardstock along with DS paper. I used the markers to watercolor the images. Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil

Monday, August 2, 2010

Merry July...I mean August!

The Holidays will be right around the corner and with the new Holiday mini coming soon it got me inspired to think of fun Christmas gifts! These are some projects we did at our last Christmas retreat. My sister and I are looking at setting the date for 2010. We want to do it a little earlier this year so I will let you know when we decide! Last year many of our projects were made from a Scrapkit.