Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chipboard Clipboards...

Hello there... Long time, no see. :-) Unfortunately life has been a little unpredictable lately. So, I haven't been around much. And I can't even promise it will change anytime soon. :-(

But... I saw this on and had to make some!!! Aren't they adorable???

Monday, August 4, 2008

Convention was wonderful!!!

Good morning!! I am back from my Hawaii vacation and trip to Convention!! Convention was great!! We got lots of free stuff, including a visit from the UPS man right on stage!!! Some wonderful stamp sets, and lots of great ideas and so much inspiration!!! I will definetly be setting some goals so I can afford to go next year!! I will be showing some of the many ideas we received, and some of the great swaps I got over the next couple of days, so keep checking back!! Have a great day!!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another Make N Take

I tried adding this to the other post, but wasn't able. This is another of the Make N Takes we will be doing at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Riverside, CA on July 26th and 27th! If you are in the area, stop by and say hi. Make a card or two. We will be offering the make n take cards for only $1.

Hope to see you there!!
Thanks for looking...

Rubber Stamp Expo Make N Takes...

Here are a couple of the Make N Takes we are doing at the Rubber Stamp Expo in Riverside. We are super excited about it!!!

I saw this Thank You card on one of my favorite blogs...

Recipe: Whisper White and Soft Sky cardstock, Pick A Petal and Enjoy The Moment Stamp sets, Soft Sky Ribbon

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Rubber Stamp Expo

Woohoo!!! My upline and good friend Samantha and I are going to have a booth at the Riverside Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. We are so excited. It's very last minute so we have a lot of work to do. If you are local, come by and say hi!!

I will post a picture of one of our make and takes in a little bit!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thank you to a great friend!!

My wonderful friend made my beautiful new banner! I just love it!!!

Thank you so much Sharon!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm so In Love!!!

I love this new CARDS book!! It's so easy to make and I can't get enough!! Here is another one I put together today. This time I made a couple of matching cards with the scraps!!

Thanks for looking!


It's Been A While!!!

I'm so sorry for the long time away. It's been a very hectic month! I would love to promise that I won't disappear again, but with things being so crazy right now, who knows. I'm going to do my best to post at least once a week!!

Anyway... my first post since my absense is a picture of a gift I made for a great friend of mine!! This girl has been so helpful to me over these last difficult times. I truly don't know what I would do without her. I am going to have lunch with her tomorrow, and I wanted to show her how greatful I am to have her... So I made her this book. She buys a lot of my cards, and I thought she really needed something to store them in. :-) I hope she likes it!! Sue Reynolds from my Stampin Up! demonstrators meeting brought in a similar one to show us. She used the Summer Picnic DSP for hers. I'm a little stingy with mine, so I used Jersey Shore.

Thanks for looking!!!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

We have a new company!!

My good friend Samantha and I have started a new company! We are so excited about it!!! For now, we are hosting classes and workshops of all kinds! Eventually, we would love to open a scrapbook store in our area.

Our first event was a Stamp A Stack. We made 14 cards for $15 dollars. We had a great time and the cards turned out cute!
Card #1: Stamps: Tart and Tangy; various sentiments
Paper: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Various Ribbons
Card #2: Stamps: Pun Fun; various rollers
Paper: Multiple colors
Various Ribbons
We also have some other classes coming up! Be sure to check out the calendar. And visit our Fun With Paper blog.
Thanks for looking and Happy Thursday!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A CASE'd Thank you!

I was asked to make some baby shower thank you cards for a friend that is about to have her baby... This is what I came up with. I CASE'd it from Splitcoast Stampers...
SU! Stamps: Wild About You, Sweet Shapes, Enjoy Every Moment
SU! Paper: Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Ribbon: Pink Gingham

Thanks for looking!


Garden Whimsy

Ok, so if you have visited my blog lately, you may have noticed a couple of things... The first is that I haven't posted much lately. The second is that most of my recent posts have been CASE's from other blogs. Well... I have been a bit creatively challenged lately. I know it's just stress, and I really do plan to get back to being creative soon, but until then, I have a few more cards I want to make that I found and loved in blogland!

This card is no different. I found this card at Cindy's Stamping Studio. It's a great blog, you should check it out. I did change a couple little things.

SU! Stamp sets: Garden Whimsy, Celebrate Everything
SU! Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
SU! Ink: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranite, Whisper White
Ribbon: Purely Pomegranite; Gold SU! Brads

Thanks for looking and Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Lookie me.... I did a sketch challenge. :-)

I love the Tart and Tangy set, especially when I can use the Summer Picnic DSP with it!!!

Thanks for looking, I hope you like it!


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New tin for our craft class...

We are having a tin workshop on Friday night, so I made one as a sample. I used the Crew Kids girl Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin Up! along with the Big Deal Alphabet stamp set.

Thanks for looking...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


What a week!! Between our craft class and my very first workshop, I have had a busy week. Oh, plus getting ready to spend 3 days at Stagecoach!! For those of you not in Southern California, Stagecoach is 3 fabulous days of country music concerts! I can't wait!!!

My first workshop went well. I had 3 guests, plus my hostess. They made 2 cards and placed their orders. It was a pretty successful workshop, I thought. And now I know I can do it! :-)

These are the cards we made..

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hostess Gift

Well... next Sunday I have my first workshop! I've been a demo almost 3 years, and I have done plenty of workshops/demos at my home, but I have never ventured out to do a workshop. A really great gal I went to high school with was kind enough to book a party through me and I am really excited about it. To show my appreciation, I made her a gret little hostess gift! I love it and I hope she likes it too! I found the tutorial over at and I just loved it! Here is a picture of the version I made for my hostess. Wish me luck with my first out of my comfort zone party! :-)

Happy Monday!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers - SBS17

Yah! I am pretty new to the blogging world, so the opportunity to join a Sisterhood seems pretty exciting to me!! I love checking out all the wonderful creations that are out in blogland, and seeing all the creativity that is out there! Can't wait to get to know my fellow blogging sisters!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pay It Forward

It's always exciting to get a little gift in the mail. I was pleased to get the Pay It Forward from my good friend Samantha. And what cute stuff inside...

So, the first 3 people to leave me a comment will get a Pay It Forward gift from me!

Good luck!


Monday, April 14, 2008

You Make My Day

I got an award!! My new blogging friend Denise gave me this award last week. I hadn't been able to get it posted yet, but I am super excited about this award! I'm new to the blogging world, so it's great to have someone out there that is encouraging of my efforts!!

Now, for the hard part. Picking 10 blogs that I love. I have so many blogs that I visit almost daily, that it will be hard to chose!

These are blogs that I check as often as I can. They always provide me inspiration and make me want to be a better stamper and a better demonstrator!



Dawn Easton

Tart and Tangy!

I love this set and the matching DSP! And based on my browses in blogland, I am not the only one! Here are a couple of cards I came up with today.

Thanks for looking and Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

WSC43 and LSC162

This one is a two-fer... I made this card for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. There was also another blog I found that had the challenge of using only white and 1 other color. Of course, I cannot find that blog now. Once I find it, I will link it up.

Update: I found it!!!

It was a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers LSC162.

Thanks for looking and Happy Sunday!


CASE'd card

Well... it's been a while! I have had a lot going on at home and haven't had much opportunity to get out my stamps and make anything creative! I'm glad to be back!! :-)

I got the new Tart and Tangy set last week, so of course it was the first set I got out today! Unfortunately, my mind is in a lot of places right now, so I was struggling getting the creative juices flowing! So to get started, I CASE'd this card from stampnscrapwithval. I love it, and thought it would be a great card to add to my collection!!

I hope you enjoy it!! She has a great blog, that I visit often...

Thanks for looking and Happy Sunday!


Monday, April 7, 2008

Love Flip Flops!

I saw these on the About A Girl blog. It's a blog I have come to visit often. And it seemed really easy, so I thought I would try it out for myself! Her's are made with the summer picnic DSP and the Tart and Tangy set. Mine DSP and T&T won't arrive until today, so I had to improvise over the weekend! And I LOVE FLIP FLOPS!!! Been a flip flop fan for many years, so I am always glad for another opportunity to use this set!

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Good morning... For my first time ever, I decided to attempt a Splitcoast Color Challenge. And of course, I picked the day to do this when all 4 colors are colors I never use. I couldn't imagine putting them together. However, I actually liked the way it turned out. :-)

Recipe: Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss card stock

Simply Said stamp set, Apricot Appeal Ribbon, Cameo Coral and Apricot Appeal Markers, Creamy Caramel stamp pad.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Stamping!

Under Construction...

So... my craft room was a mess! I was so sick of triping over my exercise bike, and it always looked so unorganized! So... this weekend, I decided to do something about it! I am still working on it, because I have very large cabinet that needs to be moved out of the room and my brother couldn't come help me until tonight, but here is what I have gotten done so far. I love it! Unfortunately, it's made stamping a little difficult right now because I have so much stuff and don't know where half of it is! Ok... that is always the way it is for me, but it's worse right now. LOL
These are some shelves I hung in my closet. The closet is funny shaped because it was added on during my remodel last year.
See all the boxes and mess in this picture. I still have a lot to do!!

This is right above my table. So all my punches and a few of my other main supplies are very handy. I am going to need to change this a little, but haven't done it yet. :-) I will post pictures when I get it all done.

Thanks for looking! Happy Wednesday!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

And yet another...

These are a couple of bookmarks I made for our last craft fair. It's something I was just playing with. They seem a little boring to me. Not sure what they are missing...

Thanks for looking!

And another...

This is a little post it holder we made at a card swap recently... It's very simpe, using a coaster.

Thanks for looking!


This was a little album I made with all scraps from a Simply Scrappin kit.
Hope you like it! Thanks for looking...

Yah Jen!!!

I'm so excited to announce that I have a new blogging friend!! Jen has started her own blog at She is a brand new Stampin Up! demonstrator, and my Stampin Up! sister! Samantha is our upline! She doesn't have any pics of her stuff posted yet, but she makes beautiful cards!! I happen to have this card on my computer from a swap we did earlier this year. Isn't it great?? Welcome Jen!

Happy Thursday

Good morning! Well... it's Thursday, and this week I have not had a moment to post anything creative! In fact, I haven't had a moment to do anything creative. :-) Between spending the weekend in Big Bear, our dental check ups, a meeting with my son's teacher and principal (my honors/GATE student is getting a D) to the Class of 2012 Welcome To High School meeting (OMG, my son is about to start High School!!), I have been a busy little girl.

So... this morning I went through my box of stuff that I've made in the past and pulled out a few things. I love making cards, but I also like to make other stuff too. I thought sharing some of these other things might give you a little insight in to me. :-) I hope you enjoy!!
This is a cute little scrapbook I made with a 12 x 12 Stampin Up! kit and some envelopes. As cute as they are, they are usually a lot of work, so I don't make them very often. :-)
I'll post more through out the day!
Thanks for looking and Happy Thursday!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I got an award!!!

I received this award from my blogging BFF Denise. It is the Arte Y Pico (Art & More) Award and is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogging world. Thank you for this Denise! What an exciting honor!!

The rules!

1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes 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.

5. To show these rules.

Now it's my turn to pick 5 great blogs to be awarded. What a difficult task! Since my two favorite bloggers, Denise and Samantha, have already been chosen, I want to pick 5 new blogs. And the winners are... Dawn Easton, Sharon Rivera, Michelle P Fisher, Catherine, and Erin. I love all these blogs, visiting most of them daily. I love seeing all their great creations!!

Thanks again for this award Denise!

Friday, March 21, 2008

In The Stars

Once I got my creative juices flowing again, I decided to take out my new In The Stars set. I just got it, along with the roller, and punch. I am so in love with stars right now!

Anyway, these are the 2 cards I made.

Thanks for looking!

I love Rock N Roll!!!

Happy Friday!! I love Fridays, aren't they great??

Anyways... I also love Rock N Roll. Yah, the music, but I'm actually talking about the technique! I've been a little creatively challenged the last couple of weeks, so I spent yesterday looking at so many fabulous blogs. And low and behold, I find a great card that uses the rock and roll technique! So... I promptly copy the picture to my desktop so that I can take it home and CASE it! And while I was having fun in blogland, I copied about 30 more cards that I really loved and thought I could CASE or recreate to make my own. All I needed was a few ideas to get me started, right?? Well. Sort of! I took the picture of the card home and started away. I wanted to change the colors, but other than that, I was all about copying, bit by bit. :-) Only, I screwed it up and made the stamped image too big. Oops... So this was my first attempt.

I really liked the way this card came out, but it still wasn't what I was trying for... So then I made this card.

I really like this card! I love the colors and I love the Rock N Roll!!! By the way, I CASE'd this from Stamp Workshop. It's a great blog, you should check it out!
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Stamp Camp/Craft Class - April 26th

It's almost time for our 2nd craft class. The date will be April 26th. You will make 5 adorable projects for $25. Snacks are also provided. :-) We have 4 Stampin Up! demonstrators hosting this event, so there will be lots of great stuff to see and make!!
Reserve your spot now!

Sshhh.... It's a secret. :-)

I thought my Samantha could use a little morning cheer, so I left one of these on her doorstep this morning. :-) I hope she likes!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I love BLOG CANDY!!!

Oh wow!! I got the greatest little treat in the mail yesterday! I received my blog candy from my new BFF Denise! So... to say thanks, I decided to make a little card with the one of the stamped images she sent me. :-) What do ya think?? It took me a while, but I think it came out ok.

Thank you Denise! I love all the stuff you sent!!!


Card Swap

We had a card swap on Sunday afternoon, and I always love these little moments with friends!! Anyway, here is a pick of the cards we made. :-)

Thanks for looking... Tina