Friday, July 31, 2009

Eeeek! A Patty Monster!!

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Ok... I know I'm a little early, and MAY be jumping the gun on this one.... but... these little guys are sooooo adorable I just couldn't resist making these little monsters!!!

I saw an idea similar to this in the Sept/Oct PaperCrafts magazine, pg. 20, except the One-eyed monster was a tad different (and it was on a card!)

These handsome, one-eyed, treasures are going to be decorating my Halloween treat bowl this year!! (maybe with a little sticker on the back with my contact information on!!) It's called cheap advertising! HA.. i love it!

Ok.. so... I have made these little guys using either YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, or Elegant Eggplant.. How cute are these??

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- Using your main color, punch out the following:
2 Scallop circle
1 3/4 inch circle for eye lid (cut in half)
2 Word windows for legs

- Using Basic black, punch out the following:

1 Word window for shoes (cut in half or trim more for smaller feet)
1 1/2 inch circle

- Using Whisper white, punch out the following:
1 1/2 inch circle


- Apply tiny bit of snail adhesive on the back of the Circle Scallop punch, and tape it down to a piece of notebook paper, or plain copy paper.

Re-punch it but, make sure you turn the punch so that it nicks off the rounded portion of the original scallop edges - see pic. (Email me for clarification if this doesn't make sense... I'll be happy to explain better).

- Sponge edges of pieces with a darker shade than the base color.

- Assemble pieces together.

- Add white "highlight" to black of eyeball for a "twinkle" using a white gel pen

- Add white "X's" to shoes for laces

- Glue the front and back pieces of 'little monster' to a peppermint patty.

These are adorable when all lined up next to each other!! My grandson (Austin) said... "HEY! That looks like "Mike Wazsouski"!! If any of you have ever seen Monster's Inc. you'd know the line!! heehee!!

Until next time,


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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Welcome Baby!

Ok... I definatately stayed up waaaaay toooo late trying to get this card finished. This card is for my boss's baby shower tomorrow at work.

And... yep... you guess it.... It's a GIRL!

I used a retired Sale-a-bration set ...and for the LIFE of me... I just can't think of the name..... umm.. Something Scallops.. geez... it's just too late to even think!

Anyway... I wanted to get this posted so you can see how its just ooooozing with pinkness! ha!

Here's a close up of the flower.. I stamped some pink polka-dots on the petals... You might have to look reallly close to see them.

I'll post the supplies on this tomorrow... (hey wait... it already IS tomorrow..)

Ok... so... anyway.... need some sleep...
Catch up with ya'll later!!
Stampin' Hugs!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cards from vacation!!

I really did get to stamp while on vacation... I just didn't get a chance to post them.
so... here's one that I did using my favorite set again... (Kind and Caring Thoughts).
If you look closely, you can see the background paper that I made myself. Since I had limited supplies while on vacation, I had to make my own DSP. I used the Razzle Dazzle set and stamped the image using blush blossom. I wanted it to be light because of all the other brighter elements on the card.

The scallop edging was done with my corner rounder, and I added a skinny strip of Basic black behind the Mellon Mambo polka-dot ribbon. The flower image is colored directly on the rubber, huffed before stamping, and raised up on dimensionals. I also used the same polka-dot ribbon around the flower, but, hid the polka-dots. Too much of anything is not good... :o)

So here's the list of supplies that I used:
Ink ~ Rich Razzleberry, Blush Blossom, Always Articoke, Stazon Black
Paper ~ Whisper white, Basic black, Melon Mambo

Here's another one:

This card was made using the Cheep Talk set. I haven't gotten to use this set much since I bought it... and its just so darn CUTE!!

This is a diarama card, and the holes were made using the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.

Yah... i really did cut that branch out with the birdy. Hey.. I was on vacation, what else did I have better to do, then to cut around birdy feet?
:o) So.... anyway.... here's a close up of those birdy feet... yeahh... wasn't cutting between them... he's LUCKY he still HAS feet!! :o)

I particularly like the buttons... Looks like black hemp... doesn't it?? NOPE!! I had this ensey weensy strip of Basic black card stock, so I threaded that through the buttons... what a GREAT way to save on supplies!! I'm not going to mention how many TIMES the darn paper broke... but... I finally got three buttons tied up... so I was happy!
Supplies used:
Stamp set ~ Cheep Talk
Paper ~ Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink ~ Assorted markers
Accessories ~ buttons (retired), Dusty Durango polka-dot ribbon
Ok.. folks... that's it for tonight....
Until later!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Limited Supply Challenge in Gettysburg

Ok... so here's what I came up with while stamping at my tiny little table in my camper!

I did bring one of every color cardstock... (including IN-colors), so... I'm not really limited on color. Plus.. I brought all my markers with me.

The squares are cut individually with my 12 inch cutter, but they are the same size as if I would have used my square punches. The small curry squares are 1 1/4 inch and the larger black squares are cut at 1 3/8 inch. Topped it off with some Crushed Curry ribbon (polka-dots down) and a black grommet.
Supplies used:
Paper~ Whisper white, Real red, Crushed curry
Ink~ Stazon black
Stamp sets~ Circle circus, Short and Sweet
Accessories~ Jumbo Grommet, paper piercer, Crushed curry polka-dot ribbon

So... gotta run

Catch up with everyone later!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Ghost Walk in Gettysburg, PA

I think we had a friend following us last night in our ghost walk. Do you see these bubbles floating in our pictures? This bubble was in MANY of our pictures... It wasn't just my camera, Leo had them in his too.

The Jenny Wade tour was pretty cool. Even though we didn't actually "see, hear, or feel" any ghosts, I still enjoyed being in the house. What an awesome piece of history. For some reason, I'm particularly interested in her story. I would just LOVE to spend one night in that house.. (NOT by myself.. of course!! Since it IS deemed the 6th most haunted house in America)

I did learn something new last night. The house that I always thought of as... "Jenny Wade's House" was not really her house, but her sister's house, Georgia. Jenny's sister had just had a baby 5 days before the battle started. Jenny had been visiting her sister, and she was always making bread for the soldiers... as a matter of fact that is exactly what she was doing when the bullet ripped through two wooden doors hit her in the back and killed her. She died with the bread dough still in her hands. Jenny was the ONLY civilian who died in this horrendously vicious battle.

We enjoy coming to Gettysburg. There is so much history here, and it seems like we just can't get enough. Today we're going out to the battlefield, and take the kids to Devil's Den. If you've never been here to know... Devil's Den is this HUGE mound of boulders directly across from Big Round Top where the bloodiest of battles was ever fought on American soil. When you sit on top of those big boulders you can look across the battlefield. There's a stream there called "Bloody Run" because it ran red on the day of the battle. It makes you appreciate how precious life really is, and how short it can be. Live life as if its your last breath, and enjoy every single moment!!

Until later...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Limited Supplies Challenge - in Gettysburg, PA

Ok... so... this is it! We're camping in Gettysburg all this week.. and This is ALL I brought camping with me.
One bag! (which I'm told weighs MORE than a propane tank!)
You should have seen the LOOK I got when I brought it out to the car to 'pack' it!
So... here's what's in it:
1 box of 48 SU! markers + 6 In-Color markers
Stampin' Scrub + spray
1 piece of each color of card stock
(sniff sniff.. no DSP)
1 pkg. of Whisper White
an assortment of round punches
7 rolls of ribbon (mostly the In-colors + satin white)
and about 5 stamp sets!
I brought my markers because I figured that would be ALL of my "stamp pad" colors.
So.... tonight.... we're going on a ghost walk. Then to the Jenny Wade House... (which is also supposed to be haunted).. and.. tomorrow... I'm STAMPING! I'll post what on here what I end up making with my 'limited supplied'.... Maybe, I'll surprise myself!
Ok... anyway... catch ya later!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


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Friday, July 10, 2009

Stampin' Up! Big Shot

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration.

I just joined Stampin' Addicts, and there is SO much information that I couldn't get through it all in one day!! I'm so happy I came across this site!! Just check out this awesome Big Shot Gallery that I found on the site! There are so many fantastic ideas listed, as well as the many that are swimming in my head, now!! Check out their website!! I just can't get enough of it!!

The Big Shot is one of the BEST die cutting machines I've ever used!! I'm tickled PINK that I am the proud owner of one! I've made some great projects on it myself.
Here's a picture of a project that I did for a friend's wedding.

This project was done using the butterfly die.. from... BIG SHOT!! We cut out about 160+ velum butterflies. They are hanging from fishing line which is tied to a grapevine wreath.

If I'm not mistaken... this little beauty will be flying near the cake table.

So.... get your patoots over to Stampin' Addicts website to see oodles and oodles of ideas there!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Ahhh... FINALLY! I got to stamp tonight.. I've had a really hectic week!! So... it felt good to sit down and get some stamping in... even though it was just this one card!
However... it's a beaut. I jumped on the Mojo Monday sketch wagon.. and made this:

- I used the beautiful new hostess level 3 set called "Kind and Caring Thoughts".. did I tell you how much i LOVE this set... (yeah.. i probably did!) ;)
- Stamped it in Melon Mambo, and then used the Rich Razzleberry marker to highlight the tips of the flower... huffed it, and stamped it on Whisper white.
- Before cleaning off the stamp, I stamped it again making a lighter image that "looks" like its behind the first image.
- Using some Tombow Multi-purpose glue, I added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter (yep... i got it on my face again!!) One can NEVER have enough glitter!
- Sponge around the edges, and just trim two of the corners with the Corner Rounder punch. Mount it on Basic Black, and round again.
- The rest of the panels are from the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. Geez.. I love that paper! Every single page is awesome! Those are all mounted on Basic Black also.
- The butterfly image comes from Great Friend, and its actually stamped twice... Here's a close up:
- Using the rock 'n roll technique I first inked it with the Melon Mambo, and rolllllllllled just the edges of the stamp around in the Rich Razzleberry. It blends so nicely!
- The butterfly was stamped again on velumn cardstock using Versamark, cut out, and glued to the top of the first butterfly image.
- Embellish with a few twinkles from Taylored Expressions, and adhere to the corner of the main focal image which is popped up with dimensionals.

Here's a picture of the inside of the card:
I added some Razzleberry Lemonade to the inside... (because I just can't get enough of this paper!!)
- Restamped the flower image using the same technique as above... and popped up the sentiment on some more dimensionals. (Ya gotta love those thingyies... what a GREAT invention!!)
Ok... stampers.... Give it a shot! Make one of your own... and don't forget to post it on
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Happy Stampin!
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009


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The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:

For All You Do stamp set
In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value!

The standard Starter Kit includes:
Four stamp sets
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Stampin' Pastels
Card stock
Eastern Blooms Décor Elements and applicator tool
Five Classic Stampin' Pads
VersaMark Pad
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Blender pens
Business forms and tools
These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!

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