Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ice Cream Birthday

Ugh!  Not a very good photo- it is so hard to get a good picture of a light colored sentiment!  Well, you get the idea anyway...  I did this a few days ago for a sketch but I cannot find it anywhere.  If it looks familiar please let me know where I found it so I can add the proper link! 

I was looking forward to using my punches (Pennant & Build-a-cupcake) to make an ice cream cone- so fast and easy!  The background is called "Stitched" and is embossed in white powder.  My white ink by itself just didn't show up enough.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for coming by today.


SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Stitched background, Create a Cupcake
Colors:  Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Build-a-cupcake punch, scallop border punch, Modern Label punch, glimmer brads, square rhinestone brads, Chocolate chip epoxy brads, Big Shot, dotted embossing folde, white embossing powder

Monday, September 26, 2011

Beautiful Things

Quick post today... trying to get this in for the deadline today at the new sketch blog Freshly Made!  Isn't this sketch fabulous??  I can think of lots of possibilities but really wanted to use this new set with some beautiful fall colors for another blog I found, SUO Challenges, to use fall colors!  So thrilled that I found time today to search for a few new challenge sites- love them both! 

Thanks for visiting today!

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Faith in Nature, French Script
Colors:  More Mustard, Concord Crush, Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
Accessories:  Big Shot, circle punch, Concord Crush ribbon, linen thread, Scallop dotted border punch, Square Lattice embossing folder

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pennant Tree

Sorry about the shadow... had trouble getting a good photo this morning.  Either too much shade or too much sun- couldn't find 'just right'.  How's this for a Clean & Simple Christmas card?  I enjoyed borrowing the sketch from Card Patterns for this one!

This one, or something similar might be in the running for the Christmas SAS I've been posting about lately.  (see THIS post for details)  I have a little surprise on the inside that you can see if you come to the SAS!  How's that for a little incentive?!  LOL
Gotta run, hope you like it! 

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  All Holidays
Colors:  Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade
Accessories:  Pennant Punch, 2.5" circle punch, scalloped dotted ribbon punch, white gel pen, Crop-a-Dile (for red ornaments on tree)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lovely as a Noel Tree

Good morning!  I've been busily working on Christmas designs for our upcoming Stamp-a-Stack (see THIS post for details).  Here is one I came up with which was inspired by the Stampin' Royalty sketch found HERE.  I'm trying to keep this simple so had to leave a few details off but the design was definitely driven by that sketch. 

I wish the picture could do this one justice- I think it is so pretty in person with the tiny little rhinestone at the top of the tree and the texture of the Woodgrain background on the Early Espresso card base.  In my mind this card kind of tells a story- which might be why I like it so much.  Our family has some neat memories, thanks to my mom, of going to the tree farm and selecting the perfect tree to take home for Christmas.  We'd have so many laughs and stories to tell by the time we got home- including little pranks the FSILs (favorite-son-in-laws) liked to play! 

So here is another picture in my attempt to get the best shot- neither is what I was hoping for but you get the idea.  If you'd like to see it in person (and maybe make one just like it) then be sure to sign up for our Christmas Stamp-a-Stack coming up on October 29th. 

Stop back tomorrow for another potential SAS card... and maybe a scrapbook page or two (I've gotten 12 done recently I could share). 

Thanks for visiting!

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree, Many Merry Messages, Woodgrain background
Colors:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories:  rhinestone, Very Vanilla ink, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, linen thread, Modern Label punch

Friday, September 16, 2011

Stacked Snowman

What do you think of this stacked snowman?  Isn't he just a fun idea!  Copied him from Connie Babbert's card HERE.  You'll notice his arms are missing... but do you think it matters?  I don't have that large snowflake punch and was trying to decide if I need to order it or leave him like this.  If it seems early to you to be making Christmas cards, well think again... because the ladies and I are working out the details for our annual Christmas card Stamp-a-Stack in October!!  I can't wait and you just might see this card design again.  If you have never been to a Stamp-a-Stack or have never even stamped before THAT'S OK!!  Scroll to the bottom of this post and I'll give you the details. 

This is the sketch I used for my snowman card.  Can't you see all kinds of possibilities with this?  Well, even if you can't the Clean & Simple blog has another sketch up already!  I'm just behind. 

That's all I'm going to say about that... supplies will be listed at the end of this post. 

 That was the view from my front porch this morning.  Isn't that amazing?!  I just want to stare at it- causes one to reflect on life a little bit doesn't it?! I'll take the 39 degree morning if it means having a gorgeous sunrise like this. 

So, you've read this far and you just might be interested in the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack details.  Look no further: 

When:  Saturday October 29th, 9:30am- 4pm
Where:  at the Mary Lou Johnson Library in Kenton, Ohio
What:  $35 to make 12 cards, includes $5 coupon, lunch and snacks
Let me know if you are interested!  We have plenty of room and would LOVE to share our love of stamping with you!  You are welcome to message me on my Facebook page HERE if you want, or just leave a comment on this post.  If you leave me your email address I can forward you the Registration form or find it on my sidebar here on my blog and you can print it out and mail in. 

Thanks for stopping by,

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Serene Snowflakes
Colors:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whipser White, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories:  circle punches, Big Shot, dotted embossing folder, dotted scallop ribbon punch, scallop trim border punch

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Ooh la la, I'm loving my stampin' time again!  Today I decided to play along with the sketch challenge on Splitcoast as well as the color challenge on Stampin' 411 to use Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Pool Party! 

So when is the last time you used a Stampin' Around wheel??  I know, it's been forever for me.  The edges were wheeled with Baroque Border in Chocolate Chip.  Next I stamped the large flower image on Chocolate Chip cardstock with Versamark (clear ink) then dabbed the image with More Mustard chalk... OK OK, I must have been feeling nostalgic to use chalk again too! 

I hope you like it.  I've got to run!  Be back tomorrow, hopefully!

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Just Believe, Fabulous Phrases, French Script, Baroque Border wheel
Colors:  Chocolate chip, More Mustard, Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories:  Antique Brad, distressing tool, wide chocolate chip grosgrain, linen thread, sponge