Monday, March 24, 2008

New blog format

Good Morning,

I have been working on a new blog format and have setup a new blog. Check it out at I will keep this blog active for a few months so you all can reference past posts and ideas.


Friday, March 21, 2008

Blogger's Challenge

Hi all,

This week's challenge was to make a card using chocolate chip, sky blue, blue bayou and real red cardstocks.

I used the canvas background stamp, real red designer paper and the chocolate satin ribbon to enhance the card.
The stamp set is For Father.


Always Card - cased from Mary Jo

Good Morning,

I had a friend stop by today and I was playing with some of my new sets. So she joined me and we had fun casing a few ideas that I have seen recently. I saw this card by Mary Jo Price-Williams and loved it but didn't have the same stamp set.

So I used the Always stamp set and the same Berry bliss designer paper. This is what I came up with! Just goes to show that you don't always need the exact same stamp set!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Join Me for a Day of Paper Crafting Fun - April 6th SCRAPATHON

Join me for a day of
Paper Crafting fun on April 6th!

I am participating in an all day Scrapathon to help riase money for Child Health Services. There will be fun, food, freebies, raffles and of course, 12 full hours of dedicated time for scrapping and stamping.

The Derryfield Country Club
625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester NH
on Sunday, April 6th
From 9:00am to 9:00pm

$35 per entrant.
Funds raised will benefit Child Health Services,
providing health care, nutrition and social services
to underprivileged children. I will also donate
10% of all sales (including pre-orders) to
Child Health Services.

To Register online,
If you can't attend the day but would like to support
Child Health Services, you can make a donation at

For more information, please call or email me.

I hope to see you there!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Mother's Day Idea - Bloomin' Beautiful

I cased this card format and color scheme from one of my stamping buddies, Janet Hindman. I did change it to make it a double slider card that I think would be great for a mother's day card!

Stamp set is Bloomin' Beautiful, artichoke cardstock and the Holiday Harmony designer paper.

Always save your scraps!!! You can use those leftover holiday papers for other types of cards too!

Blogger's Challenge

Happy Friday again!

Here are some ideas that I worked on this week. First is my blogger's challenge cards.

Our challenge this week is to make birthday themed cards. No specific layout. Since I was out of birthday cards, I thought that I would make a few. So here is an assortment of birthday cards made using the Birthday Whimsey stamp set.
I used groovy gauva as the background for one, so saffron for the second and wild wasabi for the third.

This next card is a case of the card on page 21 of the catalog. I substituted Riot of Petals for the hostess set From the Garden. Riot of Petals is stamped with groovy gauva ink and layered onto so saffron and groovy gauva cardstock. I used a piece of ginger blossom paper and gold brads along the bottom with rose grosgrain ribbon.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Blogger's Challenge

Happy Friday!!

This week's challenge is to make a shaped card. I borrowed a really neat design that I saw on another discussion group and then found out the design was by our own member Lauren Meader!!! So thank you Lauren!! I love this card! There is a great tutorial on her blog. I love this group!! I am really challenged to think out of the box! I get so many great ideas from my stamping friends.
I used pretty in pink cardstock with a couple of different designer papers on mine. The spring fling designer paper and berry bliss. The card is made using the scallop and circle punches. How clever!!
Have a great weekend,

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Quick & Easy Summer Card Kit!!

Quick & Easy Summer Cards
Using Rub Ons
*Die-Cut Blooms (From Occasions Mini Collection) ($8.95)
*Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper (From Occasions Mini Collection) ($9.95)
*Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (Sale-a-Bration or another set from the mini or catalog - $9.95)
*40 Sheets Kraft Cardstock ($7.50 – enough for 80 cards)
*40 Kraft Envelopes ($6.50)
* Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards) ($7.95)
* Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards) ($7.95)
* Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (15 yards) ($7.95)
* Complete Instructions for 24 card layouts (priceless!)

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED: Paper Cutter, Scissors, Adhesive, Dimensionals

The Die-Cut Blooms contains 4 sheets, each a different color (Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue)

The instructions included with this kit show you 6 different card designs with 4 samples for each design. That is 24 examples! You can mix and match the different colors of rub-ons, blooms, and designer series papers to make many many cards. You will have lot’s of blooms, cardstock, paper, and ribbon left to use for other projects!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Blogger Challenge

This week's challenge was to copy the layout of the card on pg. 44 of the catalog. I used the new set Pretty Amazing and the Ginger Blossom paper. The flower is stamped with gauva and embossed with irredescant ice to give it some sparkle.

Have a great weekend!