July 27, 2009

Long time, no blog!

I can't believe I haven't updated since April. I am now making it one of my goals to update at least once a week.

We are settled in in New York now. I am so happy to have the move over with. A lot of the summer has been spent unpacking, getting settled in and exploring New York. We have seen a Mets game, a Broadway show, Times Square, the museum of Natural History and gone to the top of the Empire State building. That is a lot in just the few weeks we have been here.

One of the best things about this move is that I now have a large scrapping area. I am still trying to figure out how I want things arranged but I figure that will come to me as I actually work. This is really an excuse to just scrap and not worry about the stuff I still have to find places for. :) I have been able to get a couple of cards done and even better, a few scrapbook pages. I will take pics and post when I get the chance.

My other addiction lately has been Facebook. I spend way too much time on there. But it is too much fun.

I do want to say thanks to my friend Betty for giving me the kick I needed to get on here and update! Thank you Betty!

Happy Scrapping everyone!

April 20, 2009

Thank you card

Card Recipe:
Paper: Main card - Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac
Background paper - CM paper from my stash
Circles - Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise both from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Think Happy Thoughts from Stampin' Up!
I used Pop Dots on the circles to give the card some dimension.

Flower Card

I wanted to play with my stampin' pastels yesterday so I tried coloring with the blender pens. I think it turned out cute. I definitely need to practice a bit more though.
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Flower from Wagon Full of Fun set - Stampin' Up!
Paper: Whisper White, Only Orange, Green Galore - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: Yellow Grosgrain ribbon from Wal-Mart
Background embossed with Spots and Dots from Cuttlebug

April 19, 2009

Happy Thoughts card

I really had a lot of fun creating this card and matching envelope.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts stamp set - Stampin' Up!
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Passion, Gable Green - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, YoYo Yellow - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: Lemongrass Grosgrain ribbon from Wal-Mart

A new favorite product

I am in love with Stampin' Up! stampin' scrub! No really, I can't think of a better tool for a stamper. When you are stamping, spray one side with Stampin' Mist and leave the other side dry. When you are ready to clean your stamp, just scrub it on the wet side to wash the ink off, then scrub the stamp a bit on the other side to dry it. Voila, you are ready to put the stamp away or go ahead and use it again. This is especially great if you are using the same stamp in multiple colors. The scrubbing pads come out and can be rinsed out if needed. This is a must have in my scrap space.


We were visited by a frog!

This is a simple LO I completed in March. The frog, Ribbit and the journal circle are done with Stampin'Up! Kiwi Kiss. I used the Cricut Markers (brown) for definition on the frog and Ribbit which are cut from Animal Kingdom. I really like that cartridge but don't use it often enough. I also put google eyes on the frog. The background paper is from my stash. The journal circle is hard to see but I used a stamp I had, stamped with Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and cut out.

March 21, 2009

I did it!

I am a new Demonstrator for Stampin Up! I have been hemming and hawing over this since they had a great sale over last summer and I finally took the leap today. They are having another good sale and I could no longer resist.
I signed up online and was so surprised then I got my Demo number right away. That meant I could sign on right away and start checking things out and look to my hearts content. I was very impressed with the wealth of information and support that is there for the demos. I really can't wait to get my demo kit and get started!

March 20, 2009

An Anything Card

I sat down and made a bunch of cards that could be used for any occasion. These are for my stash mostly so I can stamp the sentiment on when I need it.

Stamp: Changito Duo colored with MCPT
Paper: Various DCWV Mat Stacks
Embellies: Prima flower with brad from MM.

March 15, 2009

March Personal Challenges

Here are my challenges for March. I am trying very hard to work on these but it is difficult with the house on the market. I am determined to get these done though!

*Use 2 carts I haven't used in a while
*Make 10 cards for my own stash
*Make cards for my Mom's craft table
*5 LO's
*Update blog

Color Combo Website

A while back a wonderful Cricut MB member, Mandy Ferg, posted a link to a great website for color matching SU paper. You can choose the colors of SU cardstock you want and the search will pick other matching colors for you. Very helpful if you are color challenged like I am or just want a fast way to choose colors for your card or LO. I wanted to share it with others who may find it useful too! :)

Here is the link:


Have fun!