Monday, October 31, 2011

Chat sketch take 2

So I posted the sketch yesterday from a couple of weeks ago on SUDSOL.  I have told you how much I love SUDSOL!  I get workshop ideas, sketches, patterns and templates for boxes and gifts, and so much more!  I will feature a project on the blog tour that utilizes that special area of the website - Patterns and Templates.

BUT, you have to wait a couple more days -- Thursday in fact.  In the mean time, here is the second card I completed using the SUDSOL sketch.  The Stamp a Stack gals loved it!  I hope you enjoy!

Stamps: Snow Much Fun
Colors: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  Lace Border punch, Snow Burst impressions folder, Snowflake punch, Corner rounder punch

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I have blogged before about the SUDSOL Chat & Challenges. This card was one I made for that very thing.  I always try to get a card done in the 1 hour time limit and this is what I came up with.  It is perfect to wish you all a very Happy Halloween!  I know I love to see the kids in costume and this year have a great costume.  I will try to post a photo of that later this week too.    

Here is the sketch we were given. If you try it - link back to mine!

Before I show you the card, I want to remind you to check back on Thursday, November 3rd for the SUDSOL blog tour.  We are all spotlighting Holiday designs and projects.  I am excited for it...  SUDSOL is who I always turn to when I need help as a demonstrator.  My upline is in Utah and I hardly ever talk to her - like NEVER, but I can shout out to my SUDSOL sisters and get help right away! 

Back to the Halloween card!  Watch for the other version that I got finished during the chat tomorrow!

Stamps: Wicked Cool
Colors: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories:  Frightful Sight DSP, Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, 2 3/4" scallop circle punch, 1/2" scallop dots ribbon - Basic Black, Sweet Buttons embosslits die, scallop edge border punch.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Fun!

I am trying to catch up a bit before the BIG BLOG HOP!  Next week, on Thursday, November 3, I will be participating in the SUDSOL blog hop.  SUDSOL is a great resource for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. There are lots of benefits to this demonstrator only group.  I have mentioned the Chat & Challenges before, but there are templates, class outlines, tutorials, organization tips and tricks, card ideas, gift ideas, scrapbook ideas - you name it and it is probably there!  Be sure to sign up for my emails or follow me and see what we have planned on this hop!

For the October Hostess club I have a couple of cards to share today.  The hostess club had so much fun with their cards.
Stamps: Hello Friend, Bright Hope
Colors: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue
Accessories: 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 3/8" taffeta ribbon (crumb cake), Sweet Buttons embosslit, Crystal Effects

I saw a boy version of this card on the Stampin' Up demo website and knew I had to copy it.  LOVE it.  I love that you can use the Stitched Stocking set for more than just Christmas stockings.

Stamps: Stitched Stockings, Petite Pairs
Colors: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Perfect Polka dots impressions folder, 5/8" satin ribbon (Pretty in Pink), Pearl Jewels, Eyelet border punch

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Hop!

Welcome to the fun this month with our Hopping Just for the Fun of It blog hop.  You are in for a treat today as you see the fun Fall and Halloween ideas that some amazing Stampin' Up! artists have come up with.  Please sit back and enjoy the ride today as you hop from blog to blog.  You can start anywhere and end anywhere - just enjoy the cards and projects we have prepared for you.

You have just come from stop #11 -Stamp With Jane.  Didn't you LOVE her great ideas for the Sorting Hat?!  I have some fun stuff for you today.

I am not really a Halloween person I have to admit, I have good intentions but never seem to find enough people to send things to.  First up is a little test tube box I found on Lisa Sommerville's blog.  I have a tutorial I will post later this week for you all.  I have a little similarity going with each project - maybe you can see what it is?  Post a comment if you can figure it out!

Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits
Colors: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Lace Border punch, Postage Stamp punch, 1" sq. punch

This next card also uses the Spooky Bingo Bits set.  It is a fun, simple design.  

Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits, Grateful Greetings
Colors: Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Island Indigo
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Postage Stamp punch, 1" sq. punch, Corner Rounder punch

The next card is a very popular fancy fold design these days around the stamping world - I have seen lot's of samples, and probably the best is Dawn Griffith's video. Do you notice the fun medallion???  I will show you a tutorial of that later this week also!

Stamps: Jack of all Trades, Spooky Bingo Bits
Colors: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories:  Frightful Sight DSP, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

And the last project I have for you is a 3-D box that I saw on an email group I'm on using the Big Shot machine and the ever popular Top Note Die!  Cute way to give a small sweet treat to someone you love!

Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits, It's a Wrap Holidays
Colors: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/4" Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is the lineup for the rest of the blog hop- I am stop # 12.  The next stop is #13 - Raissa Spatola.  You can start anywhere and end anywhere and if you get lost along the way- please check back on the list and you can link to any of the blogs!

  1. Hopping Just for the Fun of it
  2. Pretty Inky
  3. jnorris1019
  4. Stamping with Janice
  5. Krafting With Karen
  6. Scrappy Stamps and Ink
  7. Little Patch of Dirt
  8. Stampin ' At Dawn
  9. inkedx2
  10. Paper Fairy
  11. Stamp With Jane
  12. Life Is...
  13. RaissaStamps
  14. Bluegrass Stamper Studio
  15. InkPaperStamps
  16. The Love of Stamping