Sunday, August 9, 2009

Crop Make n' Take

This was my make and take for a crop that I was a vendor at yesterday. The medallion stamp is from Stampin' Up! and I knew I wanted to incorporate it somehow. So, I stamped the medallion on confetti white using versamark ink. I then used my daubers and chalks to add the color. It's a great technique called Poppin Pastels and it gets you to dig out those chalks! I also wanted to keep the colors in the brown family and maybe get a card that was somewhat masculine. The ladies enjoyed the technique last night. Let me know what you think. Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

This is probably one of my favorite cards that I have made recently. I believe the name of the technique is re-inker push. First, I stamped the large flower (Stampin' Up! Fifth Avenue Floral) on shimmer paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Next, I picked up some re-inker drops with my Aqua Painter and pushed the color around until I got the desired look. It's a super easy technique and you should definitely give it a try. Please let me know if you have any questions and enjoy!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lovely Flowers

Another Open House creation for you! This one uses the Lovely Flowers Bundle, a Level 3 Hostess set from Stampin' Up! This is a great bundle and the DSP is gorgeous!! You even get rub-ons which you can see in the upper left corner of the card.
Aren't the colors wonderful? This card uses the Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo.
Please let me know if you have any questions and have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Open House Decoration

Here's another quick picture that I wanted to share with you today. This is one of the decorations that I made for my Open House. I had it on the table by the snacks.

This project uses the new In Colors and the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. The stamp set I used was Circle Circus which is a very versatile stamp set. Lots of fun!

Hope you enjoy and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I have finally found my camera cord so I have some pictures to share with you. I've also decided where I am going to store my cord so it doesn't go MIA again! This card uses the new Stampin' Up! set Razzle Dazzle and the new DSP Razzleberry Lemonade. The new In Colors are wonderful and you should definitely check them out.
If you have any questions, please let me know!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Recipe to Share

I have a lot of stuff to share from my Open House, but my camera cord is no where to be found. As soon as I find it, I will start sharing everything with you. In the meantime, I have an awesome recipe to share that I made at my Open House. Let me know how you like it!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach--thawed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) artichoke hearts--drained and chopped
½ cup mayo--not Miracle Whip
½ cup sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese--softened
8 ounces mozzarella cheese--shredded (I add a little more)
1 cup Parmesan cheese--shredded
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder--optional (I did not use this)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drain spinach well, pressing between layers of paper towel to completely dry. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 3 qt. casserole, cover and bake 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.
Serve with veggies, tortilla chips, etc.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Okay, I've been MIA for awhile! I just transferred jobs and the schedule has been a huge adjustment. I'm still not sure about working nights. Ugh! On the bright side, I will have a lot more to post in the next few weeks. I had time to stamp this weekend and I had a great time. It's been awhile!! So I hope you enjoy everything I have coming up.