Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stampin Up Sisters and Upline Secret Santa Exchange

I created this book using all Stampin Up supplies with the exception of the Bind it All for the binding.

6x8.5 Scrapbook gifts

I made these scrapbooks as a present to my mother and Aunt Linda. The books include pictures of everything we did during their visit to San Jose, CA in October of this year.

Christmas Cards

I made over 130 christmas cards this year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Stampin up Card - Winter Skaters

A lot of masking. You can’t see in on the scan, but I used two layers of Ultra Thick Embossing Powder in that lower white area to look like ice.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Get ready to see some new art

I've been busy creating and have a few things to finish up and a few things I can post. I went to a all weekend crop at ScrapLovers in the San Jose/Willow Glen area this past weekend.

I'm working on the household I've ignored for three days and while doing laundry I need to put some of my projects away. I'm taking my camera upstairs with me to take some pictures so I can finally update my blog.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Various crafting days and christmas cards

I've spent a lot of time working on holiday cards this year. I'm finally done! Now I'm going to start working on a couple of gift albums. I'll post pictures as soon as they are ready.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Twinchie Swaps

So, what do you do when you need a focal point for your Inchie collage? Make Twinchies :-)

Clubscrap Yahoo Bd ATC swap Coffee/Tea theme

Coffee uses Cuttlebug embossing folder, Gelatins Coffee flavored embossing powder and Momento inks.

Tea uses Ranger pearls, watermark ink, brad colored with Krylon pen and Stampin Up pastels

Friday, August 1, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Party planning, keeping up with the house and working on swaps. I'll be posting some artwork soon. Also, I've spent way too much time on Splitcoaststampers watching the spoilers for the new Stampin Up catalog.

Monday, July 21, 2008

SU Retiring Accessory list

Here's the list of Retiring Accessories (while supplies last):

109200 Accents & Elements Build A Flower
110718 Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158 Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638 Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110749 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
110696 Designer Series Paper Prints Bali Breeze
109173 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
110273 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*
110271 Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
110272 Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
107299 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 Eyelets Basic
100375 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 On Board Accents
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 On Board Simon Lower
102678 Paper Mulberry White
109227 Punch Box Three For You
102686 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 Pure Color Pencils
109060 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
109063 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
109062 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229 Simply Sent Three Thoughts
106662 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 Stampin' Color Index Labels
109553 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 Stipple Brushes
102673 Zig Painty

Save 25% off the following retiring accessories:

Item # Pg. # Description Regular Price 25% Off Price
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $9.95 $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $10.95 $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $12.95 $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $7.95 $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $8.95 $6.71

Monday, July 14, 2008

4x4 Puzzleartsplus Fatbook Swap Postage theme

Used Glimmer Mist and unmounted stamps.

Used my new Hero Arts postage background stamps and some older individual Hero Arts faux postage stamps. I also used a rubber stamp and distressed it and punched out with a postage punch and attached to a paper clip.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

After 5 ATC Swap

CS Mosiac Twist and Stratosphere paper. Gloss cardstock, transparency, alcohol inks, After 5 Clubscrap Unmounted rubber stamps. Diamond Glaze and glitter.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tote Bag Class at Local Quilt store

OMG, what fun! The little purse can be made to any size, I made mine long so I can put pencils and pens in it. I’ll bring these to the Ranch House crop to show off. If you look at my stitches close, you see my inexperience. If you don’t, the bag and purse look wonderful! I’m so glad I finally REALLY used my sewing machine.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Elkhorn Slough Moss Landing, CA

Had a great time today. Highly recommend the safari tour.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Elkhorn Slough Moss Landing, CA

Going on a tour tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait to see the sea otters! Crossing my fingers that I'm going to have some great photo's!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I've been working on swaps and shopping. CHA 2008 is getting really expensive. Tons of new product has been hitting the stores daily. Hopefully, I'll have some new stuff to post soon.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Fat Book Rinda Challenge #4

I used a reverse mono print of the Dreamweaver stencil. The flower is from Stampin Up colored with twinkling H2O's.

Easter Card Copic markers

I used Stampin Up level 1 From the Heart flower with my Copic markers. Cardstock is Clubscrap Simply Beautiful kit.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I've been creating....just haven't had a change to scan or upload to the computer. I've been working on a 21 day challenge that uses up all of my creative energy some days.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Rinda Challenge #3 Feb 2008

I've had this done for a week or two...kept forgetting to bring it downstairs to scan.

I clear embossed the ClubScrap fern stamp with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper. It's been so long, I have no clue what ink I used for the green bkgrd. I think it was Distress Inks, because I know the red is one. The bird was stamped, watercolored, then cut out and attached.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

2008 Rinda Challenge #2

Continuing with my 4x4 Fat Book pages:

I really REALLY liked how this turned out. I used stamps from two different Close to My Heart acrylic sets. Lately, my favorite paper has been watercolor paper. I used a brush to coat the 4x4 piece with water. Then, I used Heidi Swap cream acrylic paint for the wash. I tend to use what is out on my desk for these challenges….I just got a new 12pk of Twinkling H20’s from Frantic Stamper. What the heck, I’ve always wanted to try painting the color on stamps with Twinks, I used four different colors…IT WAS A MESS! 24 hrs later and my fingers are still stained, but I really liked how this turned out.

Monday, January 28, 2008

2008 Rinda Challenge #1

Faux postage, rose/mauve/brown color theme. I’m doing all of Rinda’s 2008 challenges in 4x4 Fat Book style so I can bind them when we are done. Finally got this piece done

Puzzleart Piece Valentine Theme

I am mighty proud of this piece. I have glitter all over my work table…the scan doesn’t do it justice. The bird and heart are from one of my favorite new Stampin Up sets, Always.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


I've been working on 4x4 Fat Book swaps, bookmark swaps & 6x6 Recipe Swaps. I shouldn't post until they get sent out to everyone for the surprise factor.

I'm currently working on some New Years and Valentine's Day cards. Hopefully, I'll have something postable this week.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Still here

I've been working on creating some more Cardkeepers and on a 4x4 Fatbook swap that I should be posting shortly. Getting ready to go to Arroyo Grande, CA for a scrapbooking weekend with friends this week.