Sunday, September 30, 2007

World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day is this Sat. October 6th! Join me for a fun filled night on Wed. Oct. 3rd at 7pm for a special Stamp-a-Stack with some great Holiday Ideas! Or stop by during the Day on Wed. Oct. 3rd or Friday Oct. 5th from 10am to 2pm.

To celebrate World Card Making Day - Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off all Simply Sent Card kits from Oct. 4th to Oct. 8th!

As an added bonus, I have designed these cards using the Simple Delights kit with pomegranete and wasabi papers for the Holidays. I am offering the supplies for 25 cards with this kit for $25 or $35 for the kit and pomegranete and wasabi inks.
Contact me for more infomation:

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Blogger's Challenge - Week #14 - Spectrum Pad

This week's challenge is to use a spectrum pad. I haven't used these rainbow pads in a while and just happened to have a class using one last week.

This is a card that we made in my class using the new Snow wheel and Snow Burst stamp set. I used the resist technique with versamark on glossy cardstock. Then used a brayer and the blue frost spectrum pad. The center of the snowflake is a pearl from the Pretties kit.

The next card I made using the retired Stars and Swirls set and Lexicon of Love set. This is a birthday invitation for my friend's daughter who is turning 16. I used the versamark pad and resist technique on glossy cardstock.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I'm Cleaning Out - Retired Stampin' Up! Sets for Sale!

For any of you that have seen my stamping space, you know that it is limited! So I am cleaning out! If you are looking for something and it is not on this list - please ask. I do have other sets that I haven't listed here.

All sets are closely mounted unless otherwise noted. This price does not include shipping. I will combine shipping if you would like multiple sets or items.


  • A Little Love $10
  • All I Have Seen $9
  • All Occassions $10
  • Alphadots & Numbers $20
  • Alpha Shadows $9
  • Alphabet Soup $9
  • Alphabet Stew $12
  • Angelic (missing one piece) $15
  • Around & About $9

  • Blooming with Happiness $12
  • Borders Mini $9
  • Brushstroke Alphabet & Numbers $25
  • Brushstroke Blossoms $9
  • Burst Into Bloom $9
  • Button Bow Accessories $12
  • By Design $12

  • Fabulous Flourishes $12
  • Fabulous Four $9
  • Festive Four $9
  • Flowers for a Friend $15
  • Fresh Flowers $15 with brass template $18
  • Fun Filled $12
  • Good things Grow $15

  • Happy Birthday Greetings $12
  • Holiday Minis $12
  • Holiday Spirit $15 & wheel $17
  • Lexicon of Love $10
  • Little Hellos $15
  • Little Layers II $15
  • Little Layers Plus $15
  • Love Without End $15
  • Love Ya Bunches $12
  • Mini Mates $18
  • Mini Messages $12

  • Nice & narrow $12
  • Oh My Word $15
  • Peace & Love $12
  • Play on Words $15
  • Quick & Cute $12
  • Quick Cards $12
  • Reason to Smile $10

  • Sculpted Style $9
  • Simple Sketches $15
  • Sketch It $20
  • Sketch a Party $15
  • Springtime Stems $12
  • Smorgasborders $10
  • Something to Celebrate $15
  • Stippled Stencils $7
  • Suitable for Framing $12

  • Tags & More $12
  • Toile Blossoms $20
  • Watercolor Garden $15
  • Watercolor Minis $9
  • Wishing you the Best $9
  • Wonderful Weaves $10

    Unmounted Stamp Sets
  • A is for Adorable - $12
  • Alphabet Soup $10
  • Best Blossoms $12
  • Gently Falling $10
  • Happy Harmony $12
  • Tags so Much $12
  • Warmest Regards $12


  • Candy Cane Christmas $3
  • Daisies $3
  • Eash Check $3
  • Hearts & Flowers
  • Ivy Vine $3
  • Only Ornaments $3
  • Penguin Wheel (non SU) $3
  • Pine Bough $3
  • Simply Shells $3
  • Sweet Feet $3
  • Thank You $3

Jumbo Wheels

  • Lilies $4
  • Millinery $4

Designer Paper

  • Many many sheets of Splash Designer Paper - Narrow Stripes, Wide stripes, squares and multi-colored circles (multi-size circles are gone)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Blogger's Challenge - Week #13 - Embossing

For this week's challenge we are to make a card that has an embossed component. I chose a card that I cased from a swap that I received at SU Leadership last Jan. I think this is my favorite embossing effect and looks very elegant.

The effect is acheived by using vanilla ink on vanilla cardstock with clear embossing powder. It took me quite a while to figure out how to get the same effect as the swap card that I received. When I used vanilla embossing powder on vanilla ink - the result was a much whiter embossed tree.

The tree is from the Lovely as a Tree set! A Stampin' Up classic!

Fall Card

I had a class last night on resist techniques. I haven't used that technique in quite a while. I really like the effect that you can acheive with resist.

The card on the left is a card that one of my sidelines made and brought to our group meeting this week. As most of you know, Doodle This is one my favorite new sets! I Cased that card and used a leaf design for the fall from the With Gratitude set for the resist class.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What's in a Name??

I thought that this would be a fun game to play today.
Sheryl tagged me so I am tagging other fellow bloggers. See below!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet, current car) Misty Camry
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream, favorite cookie) Mint, Peanut Butter
3. YOUR FLY "GUY/GIRL" NAME: (first initial first name, first 3 letters last name) MSan
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Blue Cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Christine Buffalo
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters last name,first 2 letters first name) SanMa
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink and add"the") The Purple Margarita
8. NASCAR NAME: (first names of your grandfathers) James Philo
9.STRIPPER NAME: (favorite perfume, favorite candy) Chanel Reeces
10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's and father's middle names) Ball Albert

OK, now my turn to tag a few people. Hope you got a chuckle from my new names!

Mary Jo

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Blogger's Challenge - Week #12 - Inspiration

This week's blogger's challenge was to find something in our daily lives that inspires us - either in color combination or layout or symetry of the object.

I went around and around on what to use and finally settled on my chair that I use every day. It is funny how things around us are taken for granted and we never actually stop to look at the astetics of the item.

This is a Hitchcock chair that we inherited when cleaning out a Great Aunt's house. I have always loved the detail of the painting on the back of the chair and thought that I would use that for my inspiration.

So I created this card using the Apple Cider designer papers and the Give Thanks Fall set. I didn't have a stamp with a bowl of frit so used the pail of apples instead. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Blogger's Challenge - Week #11

This week's challenge was to copy the layout of the card in the Holiday mini catalog on page 12.

I found this one fun to do and used the new Simply Scrappin' Hostess Kit for this challenge. The difficult part for me was not using my stamps but using the pre-adhesive die cuts that come in the kit in place of stamped images!

I do love the new In color line and how well everything coordinates! Here are a couple of variations on the star card in the holiday mini catalog on pg. 12.


Sunday, September 2, 2007

Thanksgiving Dinner

This is a sample menu and place cards that I made with the Applie Cider paper from the Holiday Mini catalog. This would be great for a Holiday table!

Holiday Rehearsal Dinner

This invitation was designed for a rehearsal dinner that was held at the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts.
We used Anna Griffin designer paper to make the envelope. The invitation is made with mellow moss and rose red cardstock. The invitation is printed on very vanilla.

Fall Card Set

This was a funeral program that we designed using Lovely as a Tree set.
The matching card was made with Mellow Moss Cardstock and Really rust.

Halloween Wedding Invitation

This was my favorite wedding invitation. This couple was planning their wedding for Halloween. They were looking for a custom Halloween design.

The black and purple textured cardstocks were purchased at Michaels. Web Wishes was used to stamp the spider web on the black textured cardstock with silver embossing powder.

The actual invitation was printed on vellum and layered over the purple textured cardstock.

Burgandy weddding invite with a Mulberry wrap

This is a beautiful invitation that was designed for a fall wedding.
This invitation is printed on vellum and embossed. It is mounted on very vanilla cardstock and a square burgandy background. It is finished off with a burgandy mulberry wrap and a seal printed on very vanilla.
Over the years we have made this invitation in burgandy, silver and white.

Wedding Announcements - Fall Leaves

These are various items that I have made over the past couple of years for Yours Truly in Chelmsford. If you are looking for invitations for any event then stop by Yours Truly in Chelmsford, MA! They have everything from traditional invitations or will work with you to design a custom card.

These are a couple of examples that were designed for fall weddings using the leaves from simple sketches and the botanicals stamp sets.

Both use elegant eggplant Cardstock as the base, very vanilla with vellum layered on top. The vellum is printed on the computer and embossed with clear embossing powder. The leaves are stamped in more mustard, old olive, close to cocoa and summer sun inks on the vanilla cardstock below the vellum.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Baby Announcements

I have had several people ask about baby announcements over the last couple of days. These are a couple of prototypes that were designed for my nephew Adam last year! My sister-in-law choose the card on the bottom left. THe card was made with the I'm Here stamp set and the rattle rather than the onesie. Splash designer paper was used for these cards.

Blogger's Challenge - Week #10

This was a fun challenge! I absolutely love the Apple Cider designer paper in the Holiday mini catalog!!

This week's challenge was to copy the pull out card made with the cute train set on page 92 of the catalog. I thought that I would use a halloween theme for the season.
This card is made with the following supplies:
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Apple Cider designer paper
Elegant Eggplant
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara Sand
I used the Booglie Eyes Halloween set with the watercolor pencils. The 1 3/8" square punch and hodgepodge hardware for the embellishments! I love this card!