Saturday, February 26, 2011

What a Swirl Tutorial



I  have heard from a few people that they weren’t sure how to stamp the designs from the SSD What a Swirl set and then cut them out using Spellbinders Nestabilities.  I created a short video showing how I do this.  I hope you find it helpful. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I really do love hearing from you all!  :o)



Pin It!

Monday, February 21, 2011

SSCC “Pink” Project AND a Tutorial


Happy Monday!!!


Our current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is “Pink”.  Yep!  We want to see your PINK projects. 

For today’s project, I chose to do a card using the sketch from Friday Sketchers.  It’s a little busy to me….and I didn’t even add the ribbon.  ;o)


bea #142

Here is the sketch.


And this is the card I made with it.  I think it looks like I slapped a bunch of stuff on there.  Maybe I did - LOL.  I have had my papers picked out, foil embossed & cut to size, stamped image colored and sentiment stamped, cut & embossed for about a week now.  But, I just put the card together at about 7 pm on 2/20…..knowing it’s due on 2/21.  *sigh*  I need to learn to plan ahead better.  LOL

For this project, I used:

Linking to:


And now for the Tutorial!!!  :-)



Here are other projects I’ve used a similar foil technique on:

I would love to know what you think about the video!  :o)

Make sure you link up your PINK project at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central

Thanks for stopping by!



Pin It!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Red Hot Valentine


Yeah, so I know Valentine’s Day was a few days ago, but I mentioned on one of my Yahoo groups that I had done a Valentine’s Day card for my hubby and that I’d load it.  One of the ladies (Anastasia)  just asked me if I’d loaded it yet, so…………… it is! 


Items used on this card:

Very simple…..but he liked it!  :o)

I’ve got a tutorial coming up on 2/21 to show how to do the “embossed foil technique”…please check back then. 

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 



Pin It!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

House of Gilli – BLOG HOP!!!




Welcome to the GILLI OPEN HOUSE blog hop! The celebration starts right now with the Gilli Design Team and the Stamping Scrapping Design Team bringing a load of inspiration with all things Gilli!! Come and join us at the party to discover how versatile Gilli Stamps can be and see how you can make Gilli your own! Just check each project out…each Gilli seems to have its own personality!!! But wait there is more!!! You can be one of the 2 winners that will be randomly selected!

How can you participate and be eligible? Check it out….

  1. Keep in touch by becoming a follower on "House of Gilli Blog"
  2. Post a comment on each participant blog
  3. Post a comment on the very first challenge post at "House of Gilli" which will start tomorrow February 14th.

Comments will be open until February 14 at 11:50 pm EST

Let the fun begin!

Sunday, February 13th:

Monday, February 14th

1st Gilli blog Challenge – Hosted by Suzanne J. Dean

Now, on to my project…………..

For my blog hop project, I have created an easel card using Graduate Gilli.  Isn’t she cute?  Anary (Gilli creator) is such a talented lady and a real sweetheart.

Front view of my Gilli project.

View of my Gilli project opened up.  I stamped Gilli again on the inside using Memento London Fog ink so it was more of a “watermarked” image on the inside. 

From here, you are hopping off to Cindy Close – aka C2

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy “the hop”!  :o)



Pin It!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

House Mouse – “Love”




Our latest challenge with House Mouse And Friends is “Love”. 



Check out how excited this little guy is!!!  He *almost* makes we want to start hopping around……..I said almost!  ;o)

Items used on this project:

Make sure you link your project using a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies stamp through our Inlinkz for a chance to win a gift certificate to Stamping Scrapping!

I hope you have a very, very happy Valentine’s Day with the one you love!



Pin It!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award


Wow! I have received this “Stylish Blogger Award” from both Leanne and Fran!  A huge thank you to both of you!!  I am truly honored!!

Here are the rules to this award:

Upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave this to me, link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself. Also, pass along the award to 8 other individuals and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.

  1. I live in a small town outside of Austin, TX.
  2. I am a mother of three beautiful “children”, who are 16, 12 and 6.  Wow….they’re making me old! 
  3. My husband is truly the best father EVER and is the most patient person I know!
  4. I am a total paper junkie!  I have enough paper in my scraproom that I could open a store!  But I can’t part with any of it.  LOL
  5. I love the beach.  I would love to move to a tropical paradise when my hubby retires.
  6. I am also a Coca Cola addict.  I don’t know what it is, but I just love an ice cold Coca Cola. 
  7. I love bling!  My favorite form of bling is rhinestones.  They just add so much to a project!
  8. Purple is my favorite color.  Not that I don’t like the other colors…this one is just my favorite!  :o)

Now, I am supposed to give this award to 8 people who inspire me.  I would have to say these ladies are my top picks:

  1. Sheri
  2. Anary
  3. Jane
  4. C2
  5. Fran
  6. Karen
  7. Scrapbooks by Reyna
  8. 320 Sycamore

Thanks so much to Leanne & Fran for your blog award and to these awesome ladies who are always inspiring me with their creativity!! 



Pin It!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

CHA photos



Sorry I wasn’t able to upload photos while I was at CHA.  My roomy, Janine, and I didn’t have internet access unless we wanted to pay $10 per day, per computer for us to be able to use it for a few hours a day.  The other option (and yes, we tried) was to get the WiFi at the convention center…….for $50 a day!!!  We  opted not.  ;o)

So, here are a few photos taken while I was there.  I didn’t take a ton….I wish I had.  Lesson learned for next time!  And I’ll make some videos too!



Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza from DIY Network’s Creative Juices.  I did a make & take at their booth.  Both are very friendly and personable.  He’s probably more on the friendly side than she is….but that’s probably expected, right? 


Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations and me.  I adore their stamps and Emma Lou is SO sweet!!  She even remembered me stalking visiting her booth at CKC in Texas!  :o)


Tim Holtz demoing some tags.


Cute, cute decor element!





 DSC06573 DSC06574 DSC06575 DSC06577



Mindy & I ready for our make & take time at the Spellbinders booth.  We had some HILARIOUS people stop by our make & takes.  HILARIOUS!!!!


Mindy doing a demo at the Stamping Scrapping booth.


Tim Holtz and me.  Sheri took this picture.  She took the first one, which was blurry, so I’m giving her the “snap it already!” look.  LOL


Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – I stopped by her booth as well.  She’s just as chatty in person as she is on TV.  LOL



The next few photos are of the beautifully decorated Heartfelt Creations booth.   All of these flowers are made using the Heartfelt Creations stamps and cut with Spellbinders dies.  Yes!  Even all of those flowers on the picket fence and in the birdbath are flowers made with their stamps.  :o)

IMAG2466 IMAG2465 IMAG2461 IMAG2462 IMAG2458 IMAG2459

Freebie of the new Tropical Tangerine Stickles.  So pretty!! 



The next several photos are of the new Spellbinders dies.  Good thing it wasn’t a consumer show.  I’d have gone bankrupt on this booth alone!!  LOL

IMAG2494  IMAG2486 IMAG2487 IMAG2489 IMAG2490 IMAG2491 IMAG2492 IMAG2493

Again, I wish I had taken more product photos, but there were signs and frequent announcements asking us not to take photos without the consent of the booth owner…and I have this fear of rejection, so I just don’t ask!  *sigh*

Please stay safe and warm away from the elements this weekend!!


Pin It!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

SSCC – Valentine’s Day!


Happy Hump Day! 

(who came UP with that saying??)

Our current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is “Valentine’s, so I created this card. 


Items I used on this project:

The sketch I used is from Mojo Monday.  Cute sketch, huh?  I like it!!!

Please make sure you link up your Valentine’s Day project to Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central to be entered to win a prize! 



Pin It!