Inspiration from Melissa

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Totally tool

i finally got this stamp set and it has been on my wish list for a LONG time. perfect for me considering my hubby is a carpenter and it will be perfect for stamping him cards to give to other men! I stamped this one as i have a cousin who is in need of some encouragement(he too is a carpenter) and wanted to send him a little note. I hope he likes it!

paper: baja breeze, old olive, tangerine tango, sab dsp(last yr)
ink: old olive
stamps: totally tool
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, crop a dile
accessories: chalk(for coloring the hammer in), eyelets, sponge for distressing

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thank you chocolates~

I was given this adorable little gift of chocolate from a friend! isn't it cute? It is made w/ 2 of the tags from the 2 tag die and big shot. She fit 6 treasure chocolates inside. way yummy! stamped and embellished w/ the FREE Sale.a.bration set Bliss! This has to be one of Stampin Up!'s pretties sab sets i think! I love it!

 This sale is good till March 31! Don't miss your chance to earn free stamps! Contact me today to place your order! I will be placing my next order on Monday March 28 if you would like to share shipping costs...if you are local to Sioux Center!;)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


 Starting out w/ a crumb cake base i ran it through the big shot and elegant line impression folder. Then used A to Z inked in crumb cake for my whisper white piece. then i stamped the design in marina mist right on top of the a to z and the butterfly in black on top of that! so i stamped lightest ink first and worked to the darkest! Then i used my 2 way glue pen and lined the outside of the butterfly and sprinkled the blue glitter around the edges. It's so much prettier in person.

For the sentiment did the layer stamping again. stamped the bird first in crumb cake and the words right over top in basic black. popped it up on dimensionals.

Used the xtra lrg decor punch and curly label punch layers under the one side and roughed them up w/ my fingernail by scratching the edges.
paper: crumb cake, marina mist, whisper white
ink: basic black, marina mist, crumb cake
stamps: bliss, silhouette sentiments
tools: small oval punch, curly label punch, lrg decor punch, big shot, elegant line impression folder
accessories: stampin dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, blue glitter

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

party hearty

 ok i think i actually squealed when this was all done! K that's kinda tootin' my own horn, but isn't that banner the cutest? :) i tied the hemp twine on first and then took a little dotto glue on the string and added each flag.
a collage of punches gave me this grouping.i cut out the frosting and then lined the edges w/ red glitter and popped up on dimensionals.

paper: crumb cake, concord crush, wild wasabi, tangerine tango, whisper white
ink: poppy parade, concord crush, wild wasabi, daffodil delight, tangerine tango
stamps: party hearty
tools: lrg flwr punch, scallop circle, 1 3/8 circle, modern label
accessories: hemp twine,stampin dimensionals, red glitter, dotto glue

Monday, March 21, 2011

i'm almost settled!

 here's a peek @ my new space! i liking the bright and cheery green on the walls since i don't have a window in here.
 i got the counter tops and white wall cabinets @ Menards
 my fav kitchen rails from IKEA
and the shelf housing the stamp sets was made by my Grampa Vis! i took him a picture of pottery barns shelf and he duplicated it. Menards gutters house my ribbon and i'm thinking they might be slick for the wheels too?
so i got some fun stamping in this afternoon and just have to share one of the cards i got put together! every month as a demo we get a magazine called Stampin Success. I CASED this card right out of there! changed a few things but just loved the bright colors that screamed spring to me! oh i'm so ready for too?

paper: peach parfait, melon mambo, whisper white, melon mambo dsp
ink: basic black, melon mambo, peach parfait
stamps: because i care
accessories: button, twine, mini glue dot

Saturday, March 12, 2011

ready to go

Just wanted to share the finished project before giving it away! i always think packaging it cute tops the cake right? Using clear boxes again(they rock by the way) and then some ribbon around it and a cute tag!

ps. my stamp room is coming along! perhaps a stamp will find some ink at some point today?? not sure...

Monday, March 7, 2011

hooooo hooo do we have here????

so i was going into the garage to get in my car when  all i seen where some big wings coming @ me! low and behold, an OWL had come to visit! Mind u i have never seen one this close! here he is sitting on the garage door rail. i could walk right under him and he didn't even move!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bear Hugs

this was the last project i stamped the other night. working on baby thank yous for two baby girls. I got this cute little bear new a little while back, so fun to ink some new rubber! i dug out my aqua painters to color her in and if you take close note check out the rattle. I but a blob of crystal effects on the top and bottom of the rattle. So if u were to touch it's 3D and shiny! way cute. I used my Tea house background stamp again for some subtle glam and then inked flourish from Tiny Tags just once and stamped it three times, so w/ each stamp it got lighter.(third one is hiding behind baby bear)

paper: daffodil delight, whisper white, soft suede, melon mambo
ink: stazon brown, soft suede, daff delight, melon mambo, blushing bride
stamps: tiny tags, tea house, bear hugs, a word for you
tools: scallop trim border
accessories: crystal effects, aqua painter

Thursday, March 3, 2011

saying good BYE....

nothing like an adorable hand stamped card to brighten your day right? I got this treat in my mail box on Sunday! Thanks Tina! ;)

i guess i'm sharing the messy pictures below w/ you ... um... i'm not sure why, but i have a feeling of sadness to know that last night was the last night i will ever stamp in this room! I got some big projects finished up and now i start packing! I'm guessing it will be for sure a week b4 i can stamp again.. sniff, sniff. not a big deal, but i was thinking about it and this room is where i really became a stamper u might say. I became a demo in the house b4 this one, but then a pool table was where everything was and it just wasn't my own ya know? oh well, get on with it right? i will post pix of my new stamp area when i'm settled. ;) it's different than this one and i can't wait to make it homey and my own!

 our rec area, where we held all our camps/classes and the boxes the girls helped me pack b4 bed!
Hope u r having a great day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Promotion dates: April 1-30, 2011

Promotion details:  Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:
  • Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (after April 1)
  • Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!
 a little eye candy for you to oggle over;) loving those pretty frames!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a slice of life

turning the ornament punch into a flower pot works perfect w/ this stamp! i just snipped off the bottom point to make my vase balance.pop up on dimensionals and it's finished!


paper: whisper white, concord crush, melon mambo textured
ink: melon mambo, concord crush, early espresso
stamps: a slice of life, tea house background stamp
tools: ornament punch, punch trio
accessories: concord crush ribbon, pearl, mini glue dots, stampin dimensionals, aqua painter