Sunday, October 5, 2008

Good Morning!

Hello Everyone! I'm FINALLY getting myself together (what a chore!) and my stamp room is coming together. Here's another card we did for my class. The image is from Morning Soft and is embossed in black on watercolor paper. I scribbled color from the Watercolor Crayons in Elegant Eggplant on the center of the flowers and Lavender Lace on the edges. I blended the colors, one at a time, with an aqua painter. The leaves are colored the same way with Certainly Celery for the leaf base and Always Artichoke as the highlights in the leaves. The sentiment is stamped in Elegant Eggplant. The focal piece is layered on Lavender Lace on an Elegant Eggplant card base. I added a Whisper White piece on the inside for ease of writing.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamp Set: Morning Soft and Close as a Memory
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, Whisper White and Watercolor paper
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Black embossing powder, Watercolor crayons, aqua painter

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hello All!

Here's another class card that my ladies in Denver did. I cased the layout, just changed up the colors and sentiment. I also had to add a little bling to the flower center (thank you Crystal!!!). I love this Bella designer paper. I used Basic Brown to stamp the flower and sentiment. I colored the flower with a blender pen and Pink Piroutte reinker and the leaves are colored with Certainly Celery marker. I popped the focal piece with dimensionals and used Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon on the side.

This second card is part of a punch card swap I participated in recently. In trying to straighted up the card, I see I tilted the whole picture. Guess this photographer needs a little refresher course!!! HAHAHA

Dawn Griffith ( showed us how to make these adorable lambs with the five petal punch and scalloped punch on one of her videos. I added the eyes with a 1/16th punch. The background is wheeled with So Swirly in Pink Piroutte and the sentiment is from Pun Fun, using a Basic Black marker for just the words. It's punched out with the small oval punch and the large oval is punched out in Pink Pirouette.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Good Morning!!!

Here's another class card. It uses the yummy Rainbow Sherbert Designer Series Paper and one my favorite stamps from All Holidays. I used markers to color in the stamp to coordinate between the Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise. It also uses Whisper White. The sentiment is popped with dimensionals. Three brads at the bottom complete the card.

When I had the ladies make this card, I used a couple of different sheets in the Designer Paper. I love the bright colors in this set.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Designer Series 3x3 Paper Swatches for Sale!!!

Hello Everyone!!! I'm offering Designer Series Paper 3x3 Swatches. Patty Bennett ( was kind enough to let me use her photos. I am offering the 20 designer papers in the main catalog (not the prints patterns), with their names attached to each set, for $11.00 plus $4.80 for postage. If you would like to order a set, please send me an e-mail with "Designer Swatches" in the subject line at, with how many sets you would like. I will e-mail you my address to send me a check.

Thanks for stopping by!



This is a card I had my class in Denver make. We are doing webcam classes since I moved to South Carolina. This design was cased, but I'm sorry I can't remember from where. This one was made as an all occasion, but on the ones I made for myself, I stamped the small Happy Birthday from the discontinued It's Your Birthday set. It's hard to see, but I stamped the flower head outline stamp in Almost Amethyst one the Almost Amethyst cardstock.


Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks and Posy
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Rose Red
Markers: Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst
Cardstock: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red and Whisper White
Accessories: Black gingham ribbon, dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Good Morning!

Hi Everyone! Here is another card I did for a swap at Convention. The image is stamped on glossy white cardstock with Black Stazon. I found out the hard way that ink does not dry as quickly in the humid South as it does in dry Colorado!!! HAHAHAHA So I stamped a bunch of these and let them sit while I did other things. After it's TOTALLY dry, you burnish, with a sponge, the colors you desire. In this card, I used Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. I'm not sure why it looks like Barely Banana in the upper right because I used Certainly Celery. Guess my camera was having issues when I took it. It certainly couldn't have been the photographer's fault, right? LOL!!! Anywho, I stamped my sentiment from Elegant Cheer with Basic Black (again letting it sit for a bit) and then tied a knot with Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon. LOVE that ribbon!!! Mounted the glossy cardstock on Basic Black and the card base is Bashful Blue.

Thanks, Krista, for letting me know there was a problem with my blog. Hopefully I fixed it!

Thanks for looking everyone!!!

Rubber Hugs,


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Talk About Missing In Action!!!

Oh my goodness!!! I didn't realize it had been OVER A MONTH since I last posted. Packing, moving and unpacking, unpacking, unpacking, going to SU's Convention, looking for a job (did I mention unpacking?) and trying to organize has sent me over the edge! HAHAHA

I have lots to share with you. I got TONS of great swaps and ideas, took a lot of photos and generally had a fantastic time at Convention. Each year just gets better and better.

Here is one of the cards I did for a swap at Convention. It was inspired by a card I saw from Silke Ludlow. I used my favorite color Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White. I used the flower from the set Together Forever and the sentiment is from All Holidays. Yummy Whisper White tafetta ribbon for the knot and dimensionals to pop the focal piece. I used a brad from the Pretties Kit in the center of the flower as a little bling. My friend, Crystal, LOVES bling!!! :o)

Thanks for stopping by and I won't be MIA anymore!!!


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Packing the Truck Day!!!

Okay, I'm mush today. This morning at 9:00 a.m., there will be 3 burly men ready to pack my truck (which, by the way, I still have to pick up and DRIVE to my house . . . .). Anyway, my oldest daughter, Shannon (I call her Sarg because she's a Staff Sargeant in the Air Force and believe me -- I know how the recruits feel now!!! HAHAHAHA) has been a TREMENDOUS help with all this packing. I probably won't be able to post again (on purpose rather than me just not getting time) until after I'm set up in Rock Hill sometime after July 5th. I'll keep track of the going's on we have on the road.

I attended my last meeting at Mile High Stampers this month and they were so sweet to get me a cake that said, "We'll Miss You Wanda" on it. These are a GREAT group of ladies who are VERY talented!!! We were taking pictures when Rochelle noticed a hand-made portapotty. She said I needed a picture on it for prosperity's sake. We took the picture and Mia said it should be captioned "It's Been Fun, But It's Time to Go! (Hopefully, she was referring to the fact I was looking at the catty that will be retiring!!!)" HAHAHAHA See the attached picture.
Take care everyone and I'll see you later!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

More Puppy Cards and FANTASTIC News!!!

Here are a couple more puppy cards for my friend. The first one kind of looks like a "golden retriever" if you stretch your imagination a bit. :o) I embossed the image with black embossing powder on water color paper, colored him with more mustard water color crayons and then blended him with an aqua painter. I found I like that a lot better than the second dog, which I stamped with Stazon Black and colored him with watercolor crayons and blended them with a blender pen. My coloring leaves a little bit to be desired anyway, so I need all the help I can get and the crayons are incredible!!! LOL

I'm still in the throes of packing, but am starting to sweat a little bit as time is running a LOT faster than I am!!! (see me wipe sweat from my brow!) I need to pack more than I am, but I will have to put it in passing gear the last week of the month, as the truck gets packed June 28! I'm REALLY excited about my move. Just wish I could hurry me up a little!!!

Recipes for first card:
Cardstock: More Mustard, Basic Black, Watercolor paper
Ink: Versamark; More Mustard Watercolor crayon
Accessories: Aquapainter; gold brads, dimensionals

Second card:

Cardstock: Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip and Black watercolor pencils

Accessories: Blender pen, vintage brads; dimensionals

My FANTASTIC News! is that I just received word that one of my photos was accepted by Photographer's Edge (the company I buy my cardstock to make my photo cards), and it will be published in their fall catalog! This is HUGE news as I'm sure they receive thousands of entries and I only turned in this one. Guess I'd better get my rear in gear and submit a few more, huh?

Well, thanks for stopping by!! Got to try and pack a few more boxes before I call it a night.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Another Doggie Card

Here is the second doggie card I made for my friend. He wanted just plain cards so he could write what he wanted inside. This card uses a stamp from Magenta. Before becoming a SU demo, I had purchased TONS of stamps from other companies, so I thought I should drag some of them out and use them. Duh! :o)

The puppy is stamped in Black Stazon and colored with Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel markers. The cardstock is Creamy Caramel and the photo corners are Chocolate chip and after inserting the gold brads, they are popped with dimensionals. The puppy is punched with a 1 1/4 square punch and after matting, this piece is popped with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the cards!



Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but this packing is starting to get to me. Imagine that??? I did, however, sign a lease on a house to rent in Rock Hill, so I'm breathing easier about that!!! My girlfriend, Costella, says it's, "Absolutely Gorgeous!" so I'm believing her since she's more picky than I even am!! he, he, he

Anyway, a guy I work with wanted me to make him some doggie cards, so these are the ones I came up with for him. Hope you enjoy them!

This card uses the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder and the dog stamp is by Stampa Rosa. I used Basic Black, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock and the ribbon is the striped grosgrain in Bashful Blue. The images are popped with dimensionals. I will post the second one in a second post since I don't quite have the hang of how to post two pictures in one post!!! HAHAHA

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Hi Everyone! Here's another card we did for my most recent classes. This set is "For Father" and it is colored with water color crayons and a blender pen. It is a CASE from my VERY talented upline, Kelli Needham. All of my customers raved about how wonderful it was to color with the water color crayons and using the blender pen. I'm sure there will be a few more orders coming up soon!!

Got to get back to the packing . . . .

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamp Sets: For Father and Warmest Regards (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, various water color crayons, blender pen.
Accessories: Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

And Another One!

Hi Stampers! Here's another card we just did for my last class. I found this layout on the April issue of Sheetload of Cards at They have a monthly publication with LOTS of great ideas in it.

This card went together very quickly. It's a little hard to see, but I did direct to paper on the Certainly Celery designer paper on all edges before adhering them to the Chocolate Chip cardstock. I stamped the burst from Bursting With Joy in Certainly Celery and the sentiment from It's Your Birthday in Chocolate Chip over it. I popped this piece with dimensionals. I stamped the same burst inside the card with Happy Birthday from It's Your Birthday over it.
Well, got to get back to cleaning out, throwing out, and packing to get ready for my move. My "official" move date is going to be July 2. Now, all I have to do is twitch my nose and get all this stampin' stuff packed!!! Oh my goodness!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamp Sets: Bursting With Joy and It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Certainly celery
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, dimensionals

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Where does the time go? I thought I was going to be able to keep up with this blog, but, as we all know, time does fly.

Anyway, I just finished a class yesterday and wanted to share a card we did. I'll post a different card each day. My second class will also do these cards next week, but I'm sure they won't mind a sneak peek at them.

This card started out as the "brayered sky" technique ( under their resources. Well, I must be brayer challenged, because I couldn't get the sky to come out right for anything! So, I thought, why not try sponges and see what I come up with? I used the same technique with the brayered sky technique, tearing the paper to use as a mask for the sky, masking for the "sun", etc., using lightest to darkest ink. I used the other half of the torn paper as a mask to sponge the grass, stamping the trees and sentiment with Basic Black ink. It goes really quickly and even the ladies who thought it was going to be hard to do told me it really was easy!


Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree and All Holidays

Cardstock: So Saffron, Basic Black and Glossy White

Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive, Basic Black

Accessories: Sponges, 1 inch punch, post-it note (for sun)

Hope you enjoy this card. Have a good time stamping!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm Now Official!!!!!!!!!

I have finally entered the cyber world of bloggers!!!! Vivian Swain ( created my blog for me yesterday. She cracked the virtual whip and had me scrambling to create my profile, post a picture and get assorted information to her. It was TOTALLY worth it!!!! Vivian, I want to thank you!!!

I have big plans for this blog. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am going to enjoy posting for you. I am about to embark on one of the most frustrating, but rewarding, events of my life. I am planning on moving to Rock Hill, SC this summer and that means I need to clean out YEARS of stuff. WAY too much stuff. So, in between doing the sorting, garage sale-ing, packing and throwing away thing, doing my thing with Stampin' Up! and finding time to sleep, I'm going to be a busy woman (oh, forgot about the work thing too). LOL It will be worth it though. I'm hoping to eventually be able to make Stampin' Up! my "real" job. You all send up a prayer or two for me on that! :o)

Anyway, now I guess I have to get to work and create something new to post. Just wanted to let you all know that I'm out here now.

Rubber Hugs,

Thanks for stopping by!!!