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October 2011

Albuquerque Regionals!

We had so much fun yesterday, and learned so much!!!  Not sure how they fit so much into just 4 hours!  I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Workshop Wow presenter, and I showed "masking", but with a twist! I used our window sheets, and punched shapes out.  These were my templates!!  Then, I simply sponged, then masked with post its, then sponged some more!!

This is the card I demonstrated:


You might remember this one from THIS post!  I won't bore you with the details again--just click on the link to check it out!

Here are some of the samples I showed:


I used the Modern Label and Curly Label punches for the border at the bottom.  colors are Real Red and Marina Mist. 


This one was fun!!  I first sponged all the cirlcles (1" circle punch).  Mask these with post it notes.  Now, sponge all the squares (1" square).  Mask these with post its--but, don't remove the circles!!  Now, sponge over all the masks, to fill in!!  Colors are Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush!

Come back tomorrow for more samples!!!  Please email me at if you have any other questions!

Divas Sketch Challenge #159

Happy Saturday!!  I'm busy now, getting ready for our Stampin' Up! Regional event right here in Albuquerque!!  I am presenting a workshop wow, and I am sooooo nervous!!  Wish me luck!!  At least I'll be sitting--that will help!  Plus, Stampin' Up! demonstrators are all so nice--they wouldn't laugh at me, would they?!! LOL!!

Here is today's sketch from Elizabeth:


I love this one--nice and simple, but lots of possibilities!!


Look!!  I found another Halloween stamp in my stash!!  It's in the Sweet Centers Stamp Set!  Isn't it cute?  The paper is called Frightful Sight, and is in the "big" catalog!  Colors are Cajun Craze and Basic Black!

No time to post measurements--sorry!!  But, if you have any questions, feel free to email me!!

Have a great day!!   Be sure and check out the other designers' work on the UDI Blog!!

Saturday Sketch Challenge #226

Are you ready for another Saturday Sketch Challenge?  The ladies over at Stamping 411 have a great one for you today:


I wanted to go with Halloween, so here's what I came up with:


I started with the Pick Your Poison Designer Paper (found in the Holiday Mini), and used that for my colors!  The card base is Basic Black, and the next layer is Peach Parfait!  I then used three different patterns from the designer paper.  For the sentiment, I went to my Halloween "stand by"--Wicked Cool!  I stamped the spider web in Peach Parfait, then the words in Black Stazon.  Punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  It didn't "pop" enough, so I sponged some Black Stazon ink along the edges--love the effect!  The ribbon is also Peach Parfait!!

Now, go get your toys out, and play along with us!  Be sure to add your link to Mr. Linky over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!  Can't wait to copy see all the ideas!! :-)

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Happy Friday!!   We have a great sketch for you today, from Tammy B:


And, here's my card:


Supplies used:

Word Play & Delightful Decorations Stamp Sets

Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White and Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper

Ink:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi and Black Stazon

Misc:  Ornament Punch, Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder

Please head on over to Tina's blog--can't wait to see what she has to share with us!!


Other three cards..........

Hi!!  Here are the other three cards that we made at the October Stamp-a-Stack!!  These were all CASE'd from other creative geniuses!!  (CASE:  copy and share everything)


I loved the layout of this card by Mary Brown, but I changed the colors up a bit!   I used Marina Mist, River Rock and Cherry Cobbler.


This card was originally done by Jen Sannes.  I fell in love with it's simplicity--but it still had some bling!!  That silver glimmer paper gets me everytime--I LOVE it!!


I think this was everyone's favorite card!  They loved all the textures and colors!  The original can be found on Mindy Bingamon's blog!

Hope you'll come back tomorrow--I'll have some of my own creations!!

October Stamp-a-Stack

Good morning!!  Here are a few of the cards we made Sunday at my October Stamp-a-Stack!


Delicate Doilies and On Your Birthday Stamp Sets

Colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point & Pumpkin Pie

Cardstock:  Whisper White (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"); scraps of white, pacific point and melon mambo for the circles

Misc:  Perfect Pennants & Circles #2 Dies;  Big Shot;  1 3/4" Circle Punch


Party This Way Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Just Add Cake Designer Paper

Ink:  Poppy Parade & Wild Wasabi Ink pads;  Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker



Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set

Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White

Ink:  Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Markers

Misc:  Ornament Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Here's the other one!

Here is the other card I promised you yesterday!  This one was inspired by Vera's card HERE


This was a super easy card to make!  The hardest part was getting the baker's twine through the mini jingle bell! LOL!  The card base is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/2".  The designer paper (Letters to Santa) was cute to 4" x 4".  Then, cut out two Top Notes with the Big Shot and die--the white will have to be hand cut along the perforations.  That's it!!  Easy Peasy!! 

Here's the envelope--we didn't line this one, but instead, we embossed the flab with the Northern Frost Embossing Folder!


Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!  Stay tuned--I have all the cards from yesterday's class to share with you!!

Fun Folds!

Hi!  My stamp club met on Friday night (my abs still hurt from laughing!!), and they had requested to see the center step card!  I love making these, so I was more than happy to oblige!!  Here's the card we made:


Supplies used:  Gently Falling & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets;  Pool Party, Soft Suede & Naturals Ivory cardstock;  Spice Cake Designer Paper;  Pool Party ruffled ribbon;  Pool Party, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake Classic inks;  Modern label, 1 1/4" square, 1 3/8" square and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punches

You can download the template on Connie's Blog -- thanks, Connie for sharing this!!

We also made a matching envelope, lined with Spice Cake dsp:


Measurements are:

Naturals Ivory:  10 3/4" x 6 3/4"

Score at 1/2" on each of the long sides, the turn and score at 3" & 7 1/2".  You'll cut off the four corner pieces, leaving "tabs" on the center section. 

The designer paper is 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"

I'll show you the other card we made tomorrow!!!  Off to get the tables ready for my stamp-a-stack!  Have a great day!!