Inspiration from Melissa

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mas produced thank yous

 i needed to stamp 18 thank yous and do it rather quickly. this is what i came up with. putting these colors, rich razzleberry and wisteria wonder together, wasn't something i thought of right off the bat, but liked it once i got my first one done!
paper: whisper white, rich razzleberry, wisteria wonder
ink: rich razzleberry, wisteria wonder
stamps: kind thanks, raining flowers, standard music wheel
tools: scallop oval punch, xtra lrg decor punch, stampin dimensionals, stamp a ma jig

Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

 Another year has come and gone and i got spoiled with hand stamped goodness!!! This treat is from Leah!

 Thanks Leah!

My sister Maria

 you rock Teresa...although ...aren't good friends supposed to help u watch the waistline??? you help me watch it grow......
We went out for coffee to celebrate w/ girls from church!

and this adorable one was made by Maria too, for Mr. Chase!

Thanks to all of you for making me feel very special!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

awash w/ flowers

 my folks celebrated 32 yrs of marriage on  July 13 and this is the card i stamped up for them. it was so quick, easy, but packs a lot of punch...u agree? First off, those vintage brads(which i tend to hoard bc they are oh' so pretty) just make the card. If you don't have a flower stamp set that you LOVE, IMO everyone should have this set. it's two step stamping, but "water color" two step stamping. Waz the dif u may say? Well, when it's 'water color' there is no need to be precise. a little sloppy aka off center, is what gives you the look! Like you can see above. i have the clear mount, so you first stamp the outline in a dark color and fill in w/ a lighter shade. i also stamped off once to lighten even a bit more!

the beloved dsp, two tiny little strips give the added pop of color!

paper: old olive, whisper white, choc chip dsp, paisley petals dsp(new in caty now)
ink: choc chip, marina mist, old olive, choc chip marker
stamps: teeny tiny wishes, awash w/ flowers
tools: color spritzer tool, 1/8' hole punch(for linen thread), matte pack(to pierce hole for my brad)
accessories: linen thread, antique brads

Have you RSVP'd for my summer Stamp-ede yet??? Click HERE to do so, then click the rsvp link once you get to my home page. Can't wait to see you!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

$99 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion

It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. Use this exclusive Starter Kit to share the opportunity with your friends and hostesses who want to get the products they love at a 20 percent discount.

Plus, when you join in July, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit when you join the Stampin up! family!

CLICK HERE  for details on the limited-time $99 Starter Kit, pictures and more details! (Only good until July 31) 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Stamp-ede

 Tuesday, August 9 @ 6:30 come stamp six adorable cards for you to give to those special people in your life! i will provide the paper, ink and accessories for you to create the card above and 5 others!

~Cost is $10. please take your favorite adhesive along. (or, i will have SNAIL on hand for $7)

RSVP HERE (required so i have a kit for each of you) deadline Aug 6,2011

~When you place a $30 min order at the camp, your camp fee is only $5!!

~If you bring a friend who is not on my mailing list....I have a box of  FREE goodies for you to choose from! stamps, completed card bundles and other fun goodies!

Since i just got back from Convention, i will have many ideas for you to peek @ and take pictures of if you wish for your inspiration stash!
BONUS: When you book an event @ this camp, i have a super cool 'go green' su! bag for you with the big idea book and catalog and more goodies inside it PLUS your camp is FREE!!! Please let me know if you have any ?'s!

all our free goodies!!!

above you can see the make a takes we got to do @ convention. aren't they rockin? I am going to set up a "BOX CLASS" to make the above box. It will be available in the xmas mini catalog and it's the perfect pretty house for our standard size cards!

and of course new fun stamps sets! fun stuff!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baby on board #2

 poppy parade can be a bit overpowering @ first glance but paired w/ black and cream, i think it's gorgeous! Adding the impression folder to your cards, just takes it to the next level. something for the recipient to touch and feel, just bc you simply can't resist! ;)
paper: poppy parade, very vanilla, basic black, love letter dsp
ink: basic black
stamps: $1 bin @ Michael's
tools: scallop oval and oval punches, big shot, vintage wallpaper impression folder
accessories: flower brad, poppy parade ribbon, stampin dimensional

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

MDS xmas

spending time w/ WI family members during the Christmas season

Monday, July 18, 2011

NEW caty product shares

this is a picture of just some greens and blues of the new ribbons. That polka dot design is adorable! I am going to do an accessory share next week, so let me know if you'd like to join!

In color ribbon SHARE : $20 (includes s/h & tax)
 3 yrds each of 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in:  p.194
Wisteria Wonder
Island Indigo
Lucky Limeade
Pool Party
Calypso Coral

Accessory/Ribbon Share: $22 (includes s/h & tax)

Designer Printed Brads 2011-13 in color polka dots (get 4 of each color) p. 199
Glimmer Brads Subtles (get 4 of each color) p.199
1/2" Seam Binding Baja Breeze (3 yrds each) p. 194
1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in:(3 yrds each)
Elegant Eggplant
Old Olive
Cherry Cobbler
3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon (3 yrds each)

Email me @ if you'd like to share some fun new products!!

baby on board!!!

 to share the news that you are carrying life inside you has to be one of the biggest announcements in life, don't you think? I think it has been for me so far in my life;) A neighbor and friend of mine, just recently shared their exciting news and i had fun stamping this card for her! Since she is feeling so miserable, i hope this can bring a smile to her face at least for a bit, to know that someone is thinking about her!
paper: wild wasabi, basic black, very vanilla, love letter dsp
ink: wild wasabi, basic black
stamps: (Michael's $1 bin a long time ago)
tools: modern label, word window, corner punches
accessories: glitter brad, vintage lace ribbon, basic black ribbon

Sunday, July 17, 2011

organized swap

 this is the first time i ever did an organized swap. what that means, is i was in a group of 15 women and we all had to make a vintage card (front and back), w/ layers, ribbon and embellishments. I was pretty excited about how it came together.
 for distressing i used the very vintage jumbo wheel in crumb cake, strength and hope words in pretty in pink, and the color spritzer tool in crumb cake too.
two rhinestone bling

sticky strip to quickly gather and bunch my ribbon

paper: soft suede, pretty in pink, very vanilla
ink: soft suede, pretty in pink, crumb cake
stamps: ornate blossom, heard from the heart, very vintage jumbo wheel, strength and hope, french script
tools: color spritzer tool
accessories: pretty in pink satin ribbon, rhinestones, sponges

going home MDS

 and the journey begins as we took our little man home from the hospital!
supplies: MDS

Friday, July 15, 2011

SWAP #3!!

 Here is my last general swap. Thanks to Dana for the inspiration to use this set! when she first said my head i was way...way to much work, then i thought a bit more clearly and thought wa LAAA!!! it's sloppy stamping, that will be super speedy!and....drum roll.... it was! 2 step stamping in  my opinion is fast and no need to be precise, so stamp away!
paper: rich razzleberry, wild wasabi, whisper white, crumb cake
ink: melon mambo, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry
stamps: awash w/ flowers, four frames, wedding sweet
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, boho blossoms punch
accessories: pumpkin pie ribbon

Thursday, July 14, 2011


ok since it's day 2 for me of's a 2fer!!! woo hoo! ;)

 Here is my second design. Vintagy and a bit different in the color dept i'd say...well for me anyways.

paper: peach parfait, very vanilla, choc chip
ink: choc chip, peach parfait
stamps: ornate blossom, a word for you, strength & hope
tools: big shot, elegant lines impression folder, color spritzer tool
accessories: choc chip striped grosgrain, hemp twine

Circle Circus swap #1

ok so i had good intentions and ran out of time!...see below!

 eeek good morning, sitting here waiting to board(i'm already here in SLC and have been since wed am) hehe so i figure i may as well share one of my swaps for convention! a HUGE thanks to Dana and Teresa for helping me get these hammered out since i started on SAT!!! eeek! talk about a procrastinator;)

paper: melon mambo, wild wasabi textured, daffodil delight, wisteria wonder, calypso coral, whisper white
ink: melon mambo, wild wasabi, daffodil delight, wisteria wonder, calypso coral
stamps: circle circus, teeny tiny wishes
tools: crimper, modern label punch, word window punch, dotted scallop punch border, xtra lrg punch, punch trio
accessories: rhinestones, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pennant Parade

 ooo my new stamp set i just got! This is the first new set i got out of the big new caty! yeah. love it. and of course the coordinating punch to make things simple. i forgot to take a picture b4 i put it in the cellophane envelope, so there is a bit of a glare, but i think u can get the gist!
 the concord crush dsp is from the in color hostess pack in the last catalog!
 i added a bright green glitter brad for my bling
and also, for a smidge more sparkle, if you look closely you can see dazzling diamonds on the lucky limeade pennant. i just used my 2 way glue pen, then sprinkled on the daz diamonds. in each corner i used the 1/8" hole punch and then strung some linen thread to make my banner.

paper: calypso coral, lucky limeade, concord crush dsp, whisper white
ink: lucky limeade, calypso coral, concord crush
stamps: pennant parade, teeny tiny wishes
tools: pennant punch, word window punch, modern label punch, 1/8" hole punch, dotted scallop border punch
accessories: peach parfait ribbon, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, stampin dimensionals, linen thread, glitter brad (brights)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Gramps!

 Grandpa celebrated his birthday last weekend and i got the chance to stamp a card for him! here it is! dusted off trendy trees and masked/sponged some hills for them to stand on. i used my wood grain stamp for the background ...kinda manly i suppose.

paper: crumb cake, soft suede, old olive, whisper white
ink: old olive, soft suede
stamps: trendy trees, teeny tiny wishes, wood grain background
tools: matte pack
accessories: old olive striped ribbon, brads, staple
are these not the prettiest lilies you've seen in a long time! my cousin gave them to me for watching her kidos for her! Thanks Sharla! she is so thoughtful! what a kind gesture! They are still blooming on my counter beautifully and it's been over a week. i faithfully deadhead and give new water every other day and it's working! i have two buds left to open!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wedding shower thankyous....

 Jesse's cousin Travis recently got engaged and they hosted a bridal shower for the couple to be over the July 4 weekend. i wanted to stamp a little something up for her in her wedding colors. all i new was purple and red for this coming fall. This is what i came up with!

tip: see those leaves? just like the old days of making pretty snowflakes! i folder the paper in half, cut out a half circle and ran it through the crimper to give the leaf some veins!
 I like adding a little something to the envelope so i added a heart and (love) stamp from the set tiny tags
 can you see the tiny pearl added in the center of the little flower of the sentiment? These words come from the new hostess set in the summer mini right now!
 Check out all that shine! one squirt of the champagne mist gave me some quick sparkle~
and box it all together in a clear box, and tie some pretty riding hood red ribbon around it!

paper: elegant eggplant, riding hood red, crumb cake, old olive
ink: elegant eggplant, (marker for spritzing)
stamps: swirls & curls verses
tools: color spritzer tool, crop a dile, big shot, flower daisies #2 die, crimper(for leaves)
accessories: jumbo eyelet, riding hood red striped ribbon,

Friday, July 8, 2011

snow day

the girls got to build their first big snowman of the winter here w/ Daddy. one night he came home from work giving them the instructions that supper would have to wait....they were gonna build a snowman! the dark, mind you! he was HUGE! They needed a board to roll  his belly up bc even Daddy couldn't lift it!

tools: MDS

Thursday, July 7, 2011

guest stamper leah

 Leah is my guest stamper today. she created this card one night that we stamped together. such a pretty color combo. Thanks Leah!!
paper: always artichoke, crumb cake, pretty in pink, rose red, whisper white
ink: rose red
stamps: 'friend' (is retired n i forget the name of the set)
tools: big shot, texture plates, punches, dotto glue, chunky glitter, 2 tags die, scallop border punch
accessories: pearls, stampin dimensionals