Wild about baby

I made these for a friend. She was planning to give them as a shower gift. They are super sweet in person! and were a ton of fun to make!
Inspiration/case can be seen here: Back to Baby
Stamps: Wild About You, small sentiments are from papertrey, grass is from a Lazy Days CTMH set
Ink: bashful blue, certainly celery, black
Paper: Bashful blue, certainly celery, white, Designer paper is from K& Co's baby boy stack
Accessories: striped ribbon, brads, cuttlebug friend folder, ticket corner punch

Occasions Mini Extended! & Ribbon

For those of you who are in love with all the cute sets that this Occasions mini catalog has brought us, Stampin' Up! is extending the sales period through June 30th! WooHoo! Call me or email me with your "Gotta Have It" list. Shop the catalog

I have had a few requests for another Stampin' Up ribbon share. Anyone Interested? Please Email me
Take a look at this post for all the the details. You don't have to pick your groups now (but you can if you want), just let me know if you want to participate. I will also add in the Twill ribbon from the Occasions Mini If I get enough participants. Thanks again for your interest.


Club Card- Spoiler!!!

Here is the card my club members got to make this month. Inside it says, Happy Mother's Day. I really like this stamp set and I LOVE Swiss dots for the Cuttlebug!!!

NOTE: Purchase this stamp set "Wonderful You " and get the matching wheel for free! contact me if you would like to place and order. I can ship directly to you door. only until tomorrow!

Stamps: Wonderful you
Ink: Pretty in pink, basic black and river rock
Paper: Pretty in Pink, white, black
Accessories: Pink taffeta ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss dots, designer label punch, small and large oval punch

Here is a card cased from Debbie Olson of Thinking Inking. This card uses the matching wheel. I pretty much copied the card to a tee! but I used all Stampin Up supplies and changed the sentiment.

I tried and tried to find the card on Debbie's blog- but I gave up after 40 pages and some searches.

Stamps: Stems & Silhouettes wheel, all holidays, canvas background
Ink: Groovy guava, river rock, artichoke
Paper: vanilla, artichoke, groovy guava
Accessories: none


How does a Mom do it?

This is completely cased from Lauren Meader. I changed up the Bellas and the orientation-- but the concept is all Lauren's. Us Mom's ...we wear a lot of different hats! Take a look at her card here. Her's has way more thought involved. I just picked a few images that relate to the Mom I made this card for.

Are you thinking that I own everyone of these Bella stamps???? NOT SO! I do own several Bellas but last year I participated in a Bella image swap. I swapped 68 ( yes 68) Dogwalkabellas for various images that were available at the time. Now I dug into my stashed stamped images and pulled some of these out. Check out the swap forum over at Splitcoast to see if there is any going on now.

Stamps: various stamping Bellas
Ink- Black
Paper: SEI diamond print, white, rose red
accessories: circle punches and Markers for coloring.


Would you like to meet a new friend?

Dear Fellow Stampers:

WARNING: I have been playing with a lot of my non-Stampin' Up stamps. For those of you that follow my blog for SU creations-- please stay tuned & we will return to our regular scheduled programs after a few more posts. For those that do (or do not) want to be enabled...you are officially WARNED. (insert evil grin here)

This is Dress Up Lily. I found her from a link that my friend Elisabeth sent me regarding an adorable Poodle set. Knowing that I have 2 standard Poodles in the house, I just has to check it out. Here are the Poodles.... and here is the Dress Up Lily. and be sure to check out the entire website of Pink Cat Studio. Each set has a gallery! and I also have found through blog surfing that there are some really cute creations on Lauren Meader's Blog as well. I bought this Lily for my daughter. She can dress her up any way she wants when she stamps with me. We made this card together for one of her girlfriends birthday. She picked the colors and accessories, I stamped and assembled. Sometimes she makes her own cards for parties, but for this one we were short on time. Notice the striped dress? all my daughter's design, which is pretty good since she's only 5!


Stamps: Dress Up Lily from Pink Cat Studios, hand made oval stamp

Ink: black

Paper: Amethyst, pretty in pink and soft sky

Accessories: cuttlebug birthday, white ribbon, markers and blender pens for coloring, dazzling diamond so she sparkles!


Projects From Stamp Night

This past Wednesday a few friends of mine gathered for our monthly stamp night. Thanks ladies it was super fun as usual! This was one of the cards I made. I borrowed the chicken....which is a GinaK designs stamp. This cute chicken looks great and lined up with some friends too! (See Below) The paper is from K& Company. I went to Michael's on my lunch hour during the week and picked up the Wild Saffron stack. It matches the SU colors PERFECTLY!!! Saffron of course, but also ruby red, chocolate chip, close to cocoa to name a few of the other colors! The "just because" really wasn't covered by the ribbon, only when I took the picture! UGH!

Stamps: Chicken (GinaK), Just because (Papertreyink), You make me smile (verve visual)
Ink: basic black, chocolate chip
Paper: ruby red, chocolate chip, whisper white and so saffron, K&Co wild saffron dp
Accessories: corner rounder, marvy scallop punches, chocolate chip marker, Prismacolor pencils,OMS (odorless mineral spirits), chocolate taffeta ribbon
And here are the chicken and some friends!

Here is the tutorial for this amazing Trifold Pocket Card. You have to try one. Easy & very striking in person!

Stamps: Chicken (GinaK), Thanks so much (Papertreyink)
Ink: basic black, chocolate chip
Paper: Close to cocoa, whisper white and so saffron, K&Co wild saffron dp
Accessories: ticket corner punch, scallop punch, SU water color crayons, jumbo eyelets and the cropadile.


No Copics....No Problem!!

WOW- this technique is so fun-- and Pun Fun is a great set for it too! Julie at Paper Pleasing Ideas has a great tutorial: No Copics No Problem and its available in video as well. A big thanks goes out to Julie!!

I tried it, with a little help from my friend Becci, and this was the end result. Major cool coloring here! Let me know if you like it!

Stamps: Pun Fun, not sure where the sentiment is from
ink: basic black ( the tutorial says stazon, but basic black worked just fine)
paper: taken with teal, green galore, watercolor paper from SU, pattern paper from Junkitz
Accessories: bold brights markers, a waterbrush, hodgepodge hardware, ribbon, corner rounder for the sentiment


It's All About Family

These are the faces of my family. Aren't we sweet? My oldest, the pouty one, was annoyed b/c the dogs were not cooperating and in the picture. Hmmm that would be 7 moving objects all in one shot. Impossible!

I'll be sure to post a picture of the dogs one of these days. Lexy (the sister dog) loves paper-- especially Stampin' Up paper or anything to do with stamping paper. She eats cards by the bucket full (definitely can't leave them out and in reach anymore), demonstrator applications, scraps and mini catalogs. arrgghh!

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day- I have made this 6x6 page, It was cased from JanTink. I also made it for a team swap so I hope the girls like it! I don't scrap very often so the pages I do make I feel inclined to share! Enjoy!

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Bashful blue, summer picnic, pumpkin pie, black
Accessories: A perfect Day & Love and Happiness rub ons, die cut blooms, Striped Stampin' Up ribbon, Styled silver hodgepodge hardware.


First Communion Invites

Its so hard to capture the beauty of this card in a photo.  I cased this from Debbie Olson's Easter Blessing's card- which to no surprise has been "removed for publication".  Hers was absolutely fabulous & stunning.  It was all white with gold embossing.  My son decided (and a few others I asked for feedback) that he wanted color.  So we went with So saffron for the base.  Inside the communion announcement was printed from the computer on white, trimmed and adhered to show a border similar to the front.  No ribbon.  

 This card uses Papertreyink's Every Day Blessings stamp set.  Gold Brilliance ink was used on the solid cross.  Then I stamped the outline cross directly over with versamark and then embossed it with gold ink.  My son liked the 2-tone effect which differed from Debbie's original card of a single gold embossed cross from the same set.

Paper: So Saffron, whisper white
Ink: Gold Brilliance, versamark
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, cuttlebug birds & swirls folder, marvy scallop punches


Monogrammed Note cards

Simple and Elegant. I love these cards!! I made them for my friend Diane and they were a perfect excuse to try my new Monogram stamps. While blog surfing I saw these great cards at Sharon's blog No Time To Stamp. They are a Do It Yourself Monogram stamp from JustRite.
I also saw these stamps at Debbie Olsen's blog Thinking Inking and Taylor's amazing stationary on her Blog Taylored Expressions
The stamps come with black ink, but you can purchase pads to ink in colors of your choice. I have decided to take the challenge and use them with black for a while. Lots of colors go with black, right?
EDITED TO ADD: the monogram stamps can be purchased from the www.theStampCastle.com

Monogram stamper from JustRite
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: black
Accessories: Black ribbon, coluzzle for cutting the monogram into a circle, ticket corner punch, cuttle bug swiss dots, Very Vanilla Stampin' Up! Envelopes.


Designer Prints Paper Share

Have you tried the Designer Prints Paper Series? I love it and use for a quick backgrounds on cards and the are great for scrapbooking too! I have also featured some of these prints in recent classes as well. I'd like to offer you a sampler of the Designer Series Paper. For only $12 you can join the Designer Paper Series Share. You will get a total of 12 sheets of the double sided 12x12 scrapbook paper! Included in this will be 6 different colors and an assortment of the designs!

The six colors for OPTION #1 are:
· Pumpkin Pie
· Close to Cocoa
· Old Olive
· So Saffron
· Blue Bayou and
· River Rock

The six colors for OPTION #2 are:
· Almost Amethyst
· Soft Sky
· Tempting Turquoise
· Certainly Celery
· So Saffron and
· Rose Red

If you are interested in participating in BOTH groups you can do this for $22, savings of $2. If you are interested in this Share please let me know.

Long distance customers just add $4.60 priority shipping.
Long distance club members get Free shipping!



6 x 6 page

I am home- I spent the last 4days in California in the Napa Valley! Wow what a great time. Not much in the wine area-- but definitely a great conference for work. Boy did I learn a lot about Internet marketing!!

I cased this from JanTink-- thought it was cute and wanted to share something quick before the jet lag really kicks in. I don't usually scrap- but this sure was fun!

On a side note: the boys really do look after her!


Celebrate and Arte Y Pico Award

I made this as part of my friend Yvonne's Birthday gift. Super cute isn't it? There was a gift card tucked inside! Would you like to see how to make this?
CLICK HERE to see the list of things you need and the instructions. I was fortunate enough to see the Video of Shelli making this same thing on Good Morning Utah! I wish I could take credit for this-- But she is the Stampin' Up! CEO right? Amazing! I ran right to my stamp room to case it! Unfortunately I can seem to locate the video link.

I've been awarded this Arte Y Pico Award by a blogging friend:
Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho- And did you see who she had me in "award" company with-- Fabulous stampers!!!! I am more than flattered!!

This award is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogging world. Here are the rules:
1. Choose five blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
So in keeping with the rules, I am awarding this to some wonderful and superb bloggers:
1. Diane Gilbert My Little Stamping Spot
2. Rose Ann Renyolds Paper Delightz
3. Mysti Ryal Misti Stamps for Fun
5. Carol at Stamp like Crazy


Remarkable Rub-On class

Here's the full shot of the Remarkable Rub-on class I am hosting next week. If you would like to Participate in this class- be sure to EMAIL ME!

Class includes a NEW pack of the Love & Happiness Rub ons from Sale-a-bration (a $19.99 value) and all the supplies to make 6 projects. That's 4 full sheets of rub ons in black, white, brown, and green!!! All the unused rub-ons are yours to keep. Take them home and make many more fun projects! They are great for picture frames, candles, gift bags and so much more! The cards also include the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge hardware and Build-a-Brad.

Friday April 18th from 8-10 pm or Sunday, April 20th 2-4 pm
at Jill's House (Collegeville PA)
Class Price: $25

Class by Mail options:
add $4.60 for Priority postage
Do you have a Stampin' Up! white gel pen? you will need this for 4 of the cards. Email me to add it to you class order (additional $3.95)
Club Members- Save $5!
Please RSVP by April 10th so I can prepare enough supplies...space is limited!


Featured stamper- From last week

I made this card when "Scrapnextras" on Splitcoast was the featured stamper. Never got to post- since the germs have invaded my home and all 5 of us have been sick for 2 weeks. First the kids then me and my husband! YUK!

And then this morning-- no web, no email, limited web access now-Internet outage through Comcast! Its killing me! I love my computer!

For the card I changed the base card color and the layers. The rest I kept basically the same. I will link to the original card soon, I can't access Splitcoast--arrggghhh!

Edited to add: Here is the original card- can you believe I had the same paper? CLICK HERE


Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: none
Paper: DP by junkitz, celery, pixie pink, turquoise, white
accessories: Flower fusion, flower punch, die cut blooms, markers for the stamp, gold brad


Project from Stamp night

I had a few friends over to stamp Monday night. It was So much fun!!!! Thanks Becci, Jennett and Karen. I am so looking forward to next month! On Monday I made this card with the spring solitude Stamp set. I decided to make a 6 card set with matching envelopes and use them as a gift. I usually never do single layers but this card was so simple it did not need anything else but the ribbon. Sure is hard to get a good picture of a white card!

Stamps: Spring solitude (hostess)
Paper: Stampers select white paper from Papertrey (nice and thick for white single layer cards)
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
accessories: Close to cocoa and old olive marker for the Branch, Paper piercer for the eye of the bird. Wide grosgrain ribbon in old olive, clear box from Papertrey ink.


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