A fun project

Since I can't imagine my 5 year old neice surfing blogger I think I can share her birthday gift with you before I give it to her. I was so excited to get my SU! order this week because I had some new ink and paper coming as well as an alphabet. I've really been wanting an alphabet stamp set and with the April promo I decided to go with Short Order Alphabet. I also got the numbers set, as it's sooooo cute. I also went ahead and got Polka Dots & Petals, which I'm hoping makes the IB&C. My theory is since all demos were given Polka Dots & Paisley as a gift and Polka Dots & Petals coordinates that they'll keep them both. In addition to my stamp sets I got Chocolate Chip ink, paper, and ribbon. And I love pink and brown together. I also through in some green for a little more color. And I got this great frame at Target for $3.50.
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Headline Alphabet, Short Order Alphabet, Polka Dots & Petals, Warm Words
Accessories: Spring Bouquet Flower Punch, Chocolate and White grosgrain ribbon, pewter Hodgepodge Hardware


I love SCS

Just a quick post to tell you how much I love Split Coast Stampers. The challenges are great. They really get the creative juices flowing. My favorite is the sketch challenges, mostly because you can complete them with whatever products you have. I have a hard time with the color combos since I don't have all the colors, yet and also with the limited supplies challenges, because I have limited supplies. So here is another card for a sketch challenge. I love how bright and cheery it is.

Recipe: Stamps: You Make Me Happy; Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquois, Gable Green, Lavendar Lace; Ink: Tempting Turquois, Gable Green, Lavendar Lace; Accessories: white grosgrain ribbon

I'm really in love with this stamp set. It's the only one I purchased from the Spring Mini and I'm really glad I did. I'm debating on Polka Dots & Petals to go with Polka Dots & Paisley which was a gift from SU! Then I might need the Designer Series Paper, too. That's enough from me before my wish list gets any longer that it already is.

A good stampin' day

The weather is crummy. I'm feeling lazy. But I've got just enough energy to share some recent cards with you. The first one I made for a SCS sketch challenge. This isn't how it started at all. I was originally going to do Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black and do a bridal shower card, but instead I ended up using Certainly Celery, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. I used Canvas and All the Best. I added a little hemp twine in the corner with the double circle punch. I'm happy with how it turned out. It's hard to tell in the pic, but I also inked up the edges of the Very Vanilla piece with the leaf on it with a little Certainly Celery.Since I didn't use the above layout for the bridal shower card I ended up using a different SCS sketch challenge for it. I used Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Basic Black. I used a blender pen to pick up ink off the lid of the Pretty in Pink pad to color in the dress. To give it a little something extra I put a little piece of white grosgrain ribbon on a paper clip in the corner. I used crystal effects to keep the end of the ribbon from fraying.


New project to share

I work with a great gal who loves Altoids. She always gives me the tins when she's done, so I thought I'd make an Altoid tin album for her to put pictures of her daughter in. She loved it! I love it, too. I'm so happy with the way it came out. Now that I've finished one and it was so easy I'm going to try to plan a class for making one. For now, here's the finished product.


Name frame

I made this a week ago, but I had to give it as a gift before I posted it. Yesterday I gave it to my sister-in-law at her bridal shower, so now I can share with you. It's my first name frame. I didn't have any current Designer Series Paper on hand so I had to use some retired paper I had lying around. I'm pretty happy with it considering my time constraint (I had to borrow an alphabet stamp set) and lack of supplies. I'm having a name frame class in May, so check out my Stampin' Up! website for more information.


April promo

Hey, stampers!!! You have to check out my Stampin' Up! website and check out the new promo for the month of April. Say It With Stamps! 20% off select alphabet and greeting sets with no minimum purchase. My order for the month just got a little longer!!!