Saturday, September 29, 2007

Booglie Eyes and More Booglie Eyes!

Last night I went over to a friends house and I had such a fun time making these cards! I going to put them into the club orders this month. My initial goal was to make cards each month...I'm modifying that to every other! LOL. I couldn't find any of my SU Halloween paper I had to stop at the local scrapbook store and pick up some. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Season of Joy

Fall is coming early here! This is my favorite time of year. This is the time of year I finally use my rich regal colors and earth elements. I'm trying to hang on to the spring/summer colors for as long as I can! I working on some cards for a silent auction for our local home health and hospice. I'm going to do a basket of all kinds of different Christmas cards.
Happy Thursday! Thanks for looking at my blog! Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Ribbon

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hope Is...

From personal experience, I know that it means a lot to get cards throughout your entire cancer treatments. I want to stock up on some cards for a friend going through treatment. I'm really into my neglected stamp sets right now. Even ones that are no longer available that I still hung onto. I hand wrote "ALWAYS" under the believe. I really never noticed the two holes in my stamp - do you see them in the ribbon? Oh well...probably none other like mine! Thanks for looking at my blog!
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Hope Is...
Paper: Sahara Sand, Real Red, WW, BB
Ink: Real Red
Ribbon: Red, Black Gingham

Sunday, September 23, 2007


I added a guestbook to my site. If you have time, please sign it! Thanks! :) Julie

Little Coaster Notebook

At the Midwest Scrapbook Convention my friends and I found ourselves buying the Bind-It All System. What a fun little machine! I was amazed at all the different things you can bind. I have a scrapbook retreat in October so I challenged us to make a project by then using our new tool. This is contribution to the challenge. Several months ago I bought coasters off Ebay to do something with them...well this is my something. I added pages to the coasters to make a little book to keep by my computer so I can remember the million passwords we need from site to site. Thanks for looking!
Stamp Set: Doodle This
Ink: Black Staz-On, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, So Saffron
Accessories: Bind-It All, Dazzling Diamonds (of course!), Aqua Painter and Sponge

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Inspiration Challenge for SCS (IC94)

I'm home alone until 4 p.m children....hmm.....laundry can wait! Time to stamp! I need to stamp! Here is my take on the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge. I was so happy to dig up this SU Fairy Nice set. I don't keep a lot of retired sets, but I have held on to this one. It was nice to get it out and inked up! Have a great weekend and thank you so much for looking at my blog!
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Fairy Nice
Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Going Grey
Paper: Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday Sketch Challenge from SCS

Here is my sample for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge on SCS (SC142). The great thing about sketches is that you don't have to think hard at all! My daughter is a preschool and my son is at school...hey...I'm liking this! Stamp time!!! Have a good day everyone and thanks for taking a look at my blog! Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink and Paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Designer Series Paper Holiday Thyme (Retired).
Accessories: Pewter Brads, Ticket Punch, Foam Dots

Monday, September 17, 2007


LOL....I just added the "Stamping Top 50" to my website...I have a little work to do. I'm in the top 659!!!! Thank you very much for looking at my blog! Maybe someday I'll make the Top 500! That is my goal!!! :) Julie

Another Bella!

I just absolutely adore these Stamping Bella images! They have made this "I hate to color gal" into someone who doesn't mind it so much. This card is cased from Amy Rysavy. Check out her blog Prairie Paper and Ink. This card opens a little differently. The fold is at the bottom and the tab at the top is holding it shut.
This Bella is named "Causabella". One of my Mom's friends is going through cancer treatments and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.
Thanks for looking! Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Causabella by Stamping Bella
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Aqua Painters, Prima Flowers, Brads, Slit Punch
Ink: BB, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Bravo Burgandy

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Here is my card sample for the Weekend Sketch Challenge 19 from Beate's website. Check out her site by clicking here. I think the sketch challenges are fun and easy because someone else does most of the thinking for you! I am going to give this card to my coworker. Her daughter moved across the country for college and she is missing her. This is actually the first time I used my "Flirty" ribbon that was retired by SU earlier this year. Thanks for looking! Here is the recipe to my card:
Stamps: True Friend, Many Sayings Hostess Set
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Markers, Scallop Punch, Flirty Ribbon

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Splitcoaststampers Challenge

This is the first time I've participated in the inspiration challenge. The inspiration chosen for this project was the lovely dishes shown from Pier 1. I had to DIG to find some Taken with Teal paper! I finally found some in a 12x12 assorted pack I had stashed away. I thought it would be fun to use my SU tool that had the cutter on it that rolls. Being the GREAT demo I am, I can't remember exactly what it is called at this second! I added the stitching because I thought it needed just a little something else. Do any of you have those stamps you just can't seem to stamp straight no matter how hard you try or no matter how many times you practice? Well...the word "Congratulations" does that too me every single time! This was a fun challenge. I think I will do it again sometime! Thank you for looking at my blog! Here is the recipe:
Stamp: Hugs and Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Old Olive

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Glitter makes everything look better!

It is a known fact that tan cellulite looks better than white cellulite (mine mostly stays the latter). It is the same with stamping...some things just look better with glitter!
Of course this card just shimmers in person because of the entire flowers are covered with glitter. This is a really easy peasy wow card for workshops. It's easy for new stampers to make. It sells the glitter every time!
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Looks like Spring, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Paper: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Accessories: 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Foam Dots, Sponge

Monday, September 10, 2007

Neglected Stamps...

Do you ever think that a lot of your stamps feel neglected? I'm sure most of mine do, especially since the new catalog arrived in July! Tonight I decided to work with a set that I hadn't cracked open for a very long time. I was feeling the pumpkin pie...or maybe just hungry for some! Here is the recipe for my card. Thanks for looking!
Stamps Set: Heartfelt Thanks, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Gingham Ribbon, Apricot Appeal Marker, Old Olive Marker, Pumpkin Pie Marker

Sunday, September 9, 2007

I love BELLA!

I just got back from the Midwest Scrapbooking Convention and I have some time to play with some of my new stamps. I just love Bellas! Check out for some of the cutest stamps ever! I have very few unmounted stamps and wasn't sure how to use the images with my acrylic blocks. The rubber is relatively thick and I didn't think I needed to add foam behind them. So....following the suggestion of a friend I used Aleene's Tacky Glue and glued it to my acrylic block. It worked! It peeled off easily. So here it first Bella card! Here's the recipe - thanks for looking!

Stamps: SU Happy Birthday, Stamping Bella "Cakeabella"
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: SU Ruby Red, So Saffron, River rock and scrapbook paper by Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Aqua Painter with Chocolate Chip, River Rock, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Marvy Uchida Scallop Punch, Prima Flower with Pewter Brad

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My First SCS Sketch Challenge

I have been wanting to participate in the challenges on splitcoaststampers forever...and today was the day! This is sketch challenge SC140. What a fun card this was to make! I think I could throw away all my 48 colors of SU ink and just live on the 6 new incolor inks the rest of the year! This card uses the designer paper named Cutie Pie. I also used Wild Wasabi paper and Purely Pomegranate paper. I used my Marvin Uchida Square Scallop (Giga size) punch. I used Purely Pomegranate ink and double stitched ribbon. If I had to do this card over again I would have tied knots in the ribbon on the right side. Oh well...I'm happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for looking at my blog!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Working on Christmas...

This card looks much better in person...(what card wouldn't!). I love long 3 day weekends!! It has given me some time to play up in my stamp room!
For this card I used basic black, purely pomegranate, and very vanilla. The stamp set is called "Season of Joy". I started out with a 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" basic black folded card base. I took a scrap of purely pomegranate and sponged all over the paper with purely pomegranate ink. I stamped the image and then paper pierced it. I also sponged purely pomegranate ink all over the very vanilla card stock piece. I matted the very vanilla with basic black. I used the purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon across the card. I LOVE THIS RIBBON! I used two pop dots on the right side of the vanilla piece to equal out the height of the left side of the card layered on the ribbon and pomegranate square. Thanks for looking! Thank goodness for spellcheck...I spelled pomegranate wrong every single time! :)

Thanks to Charmaine!

Hey bloggers! Make sure you check out this fantastic blog: Her name is Charmaine and all of her projects are beautiful works of art! Everyday I am amazed at her projects. How does she do this with two kids? Great work Charmaine!

First Fall Leaves

It's that time of the year to start breaking out my fall and winter sets. It seems like there is only such a short time to use the fall ones. I love everything about fall!

I was trying to make this card completely monochromatic but it just didn't turn out that way. Eggplant Envy seems to be a color I only use in the fall. Does anyone else do that? This stamp set was another one of my "must haves" from the new catalog. It is called "With Gratitude". I took the leaf and stamped it on 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 " piece of eggplant envy for the background. I stamped the leaf on Very Vanilla and cut it out. The base of the card is an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Saraha Sand.

I love to tear paper on my cards and haven't done that for a long time. I like the texture it adds. I ended by tearing the eggplant at an angle and adhering to the folded card base. I stamped "With Gratitude" at the bottom. Thanks for looking!!!