Tuesday, June 1, 2010

If I don't stamp soon...

I'm either going to go crazy or have to take down this blog because I'm not helping anyone with it since I haven't posted in almost a year. That's sad.

My first order of business....cleaning my space. It's a wreck and in no condition to help my creativity.

THEN, and ONLY then, will I stamp. But at that point, I can finally share with you all and get things going again.

Sorry for my long-extended absence.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Man oh MAN, it's been a LONG time!

Sorry to anyone that reads this on a regular basis... I know I've been MIA for a while, but when I saw that it was MARCH the last time I posted, I gasped in horror. I haven't stamped since then, either! What's wrong with me??

Well, business has died down to the point that I will no longer be a SU! demo at the end of this month. It's been a sad thing for me to adjust to, since I've put in more than 6 years, but I've had to learn to let it go. I think that has sucked a bit of my mojo out of me.

However, I will try to get back on the horse and make something soon, or I may have to give this whole thing up altogether, and I don't want to do that!

Here's hoping (if anyone is reading this) that you're all doing well and are being creative. I'll try to muster up some inspiration soon!


Thursday, March 5, 2009


This picture is fuzzy! I took it with my phone in low light, but in the interest of getting a picture posted after such a long time, I had to get it going.... so here it is!

Set: Tree of Friendship
Colors: Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Glorious Green, YoYo Yellow, Pacific Point
Other: Pink rhinestone brad, dimensionals, scalloped edge punch, brown grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Well, if you have been asking yourself that same question, here I am!

I have had a lot of personal things going on and I had been left drained of all creative energy. Yep, it happens to everyone. Yep, it happened to me. Every time I thought about stamping, I just couldn't do it. Strange, isn't it?

SOOOO, today I finally forced myself down to my stamp table, and I felt REALLY rusty! I honestly didn't even know what to do with myself. So, I just dove in and started with a super simple card, and then followed with another one with a little more stuff on it. But the bottom line is, I FINALLY stamped.

I have not posted the cards yet, but rest assured, they are coming this week. Thanks to all of you who have stuck by me while I've been gone, and I will try and do better again, but it may be slow for now until i get back into the swing of things. We'll see how it goes.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Erin, this one's for YOU!

A friend of mine asked me for an idea for an invite for a 2-year-old's birthday party, using Crab & Company as the stamp set. Here's one I came up with for using limited supplies, a short amount of time, and with extra cuteness for the little one! Here's the card, Erin - I hope it's what you are looking for!

This one is a square size, 4.25" x 4.25"

Sets: Crab & Company, Sincere Salutations

Colors: Bashful Blue, Tempting Turqoise

Other: turquoise ribbon, dimensional (on the present only)

Marker Coloring Details: Shrimp-Cameo Coral, Crab-Real Red, Sand-Sahara Sand and Creamy Caramel, Shell on cake clam-Sahara Sand, Flame on candle-YoYo Yellow, Hats-Tempting Turqoise and Bashful Blue puff, Present-Turquoise ribbon

Erin, email me if you have any questions about this one. Everyone else, I hope you like it!

Turkey Day card.... SUPER late!

Well I promised I'd post this card, and unfortunately I have not been on in a while... but here's the card I did. I figure it's worth posting it anyway, even if the holiday is long gone:Quick explanation for the martini glass - when I was growing up, my grandmother on my mom's side hosted Thanksgiving at her house. There was lots of good food, family, and great memories. My grandparents were not big drinkers, but they did enjoy their martinis. So, I have fond memories of them making their gin/vermouth martinis with 2 or 3 olives... and that became as much a part of my memories as the veggie trays and lumpy mashed potatoes. Now my grandparents are long gone, but this year I had them just as much in my heart as always, so I had to include an homage to them in this years card which was only sent to those who remember them too - my family. I hope you enjoy it!

Sets: Voila to Go, Houndstooth (BG), Cheers!
Colors: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Other: mesh tape, dimensionals

Monday, November 17, 2008

I stamped yesterday!

Thanks to my lovely 7 year old, I got down and stamped some Thanksgiving cards. I just didn't have time to post them yet. I'll try to get them up for you tonight, or maybe tomorrow. Mondays are crazy for me now... ahh!!! Just wanted you to know I'm still here and trying to get my stamping mojo back!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Everyone loves Cupcakes... especially for their Birthday

My sister's birthday is Wednesday, and this is the card. Wanna know how old she is? 10? 15? Nope, she's hitting 40. Bet you'd never guess it with this cutsey card, but she's about as girlie as anyone I know, so oddly enough, this fits her. I can't wait to see if she likes it.
I had fun making this cupcake. First, I masked the words out of the big birthday cupcake so that the cupcake was blank. Then I cut out the bottom from Kraft cs and ran it through the crimper. FUN! The tag was done by coloring it in with a SU! marker and stamped, then using iridescent ice embossing powder to give it some sparkle.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I got a handful of thank you notes done, and I did them using a coloring source that I have been neglecting for FAR too long - my watercolor crayons! I did the classic method - I colored directly on the stamp, spritzed it lightly with water, and then stamped on watercolor paper. What an easy and cool way to watercolor!

Sets: Inspired by Nature, Wonderful Words
CS colors: Orchid Opulence, Watercolor paper
Watercolor Crayon Colors: Orchid Opulence, Summer Sun, Garden Green
Other: Stazon Black, sliit punch, gold eyelets