Friday, February 29, 2008

Hostess Gift- Friendship Blooms

I have a workshop this evening! I do not do them often due to my family's schedule. This is a the Hostess Gift bag I made- using the Friendship Blooms and Bali Breeze paper.
Supplies used to make this project:
Stamp Set & Rub ons: Friendship blooms, Love & Happiness Rub Ons
Cardstock & Ink: Bali Breeze DP, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, versamark
Accessories: heat & stick powder, bone folder, Paper snips, Fine Cosmo glitter, heat tool
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Embrace Life

This is a card I made for a swap a few weeks ago. Plus- if I remember correctly it is also might have been a SCS sketch challenge....

Here are the supplies I used to make this:

Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Celebrate

Cardstock and Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Whisper White Craft Ink and Shimmery White cs.

Accessories: White EP, Heat Tool, Giga Scallop Punch, Olive grosgrain, Paper piercing Tool, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen.

Thanks for looking! Have a fabulous evening!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

CBC6 -Chrissy's Belli Challenge - PUNCHES!

This Weeks Belli Challenge is PUNCHES!!!! There are SO many different things we can do with punches besides our basic shapes! So go GET PUNCHY and share your designs with us! Make a completed project and share the link here in the comments linkingto my Blog and CBC6.

Be sure to post a link to your card mentioning my Blog and the Challenge for a chance to win a pack of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock from Stampin' Up! When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC6 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge! Then make a comment under this with a link to your card and a number so we can do a Random drawing for the winner.Deadline to make a comment with the upload and do the Challenge will be on Monday evening. A random drawing will be held on Tuesday and the winner will be announced on Wednesdays!

The winner of last week's Challenge is: Nancy Grant, check out her AWESOME blog and her creation using CHIPBOARD!

What I used to make this project:

Stamp Sets: Jumbo Wheel - Dotted Lines

Cardstock and Ink: Glorious Green, Gable Green, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink, Really Rust, Whisper White, Basic Black, More Mustard

Accessories: Anchorage Rub Ons, Fine Cosmo Glitter, paper Piercing Tools, Black Marker, sponge, Paper Snips, Tab Punch, 2 way glue pen, dimensionals, large and small punch, pencil for cheek colors!


Scallop Punch - really rust - beard

1 3/8 circle punch - Blush Blossom - head

1/2 inch circle punch - blush blossom - nose

1/4 inch circle punch- whisper white - eyes

Tag Punch- Hat- Glorious Green

Large Oval Punch - Hat Brim - Glorious Green

3 For You Punch - Glorious Green - 4 leaf clover

1/4 inch square - More Mustard- hat buckle

First off let me say, I got this idea from Debby M's blog. She has more fabulous creations - click below on her blog and check them out!

For more inspiration - Check out these and make a comment too for them please!
Shelly K.
Laurie Serino

For Father - Debby M's Sketch Challenge

Here is Debby's Sketch challenge for the week. I have been a slacker the past 2 weeks and haven't done them!

This is what I used for this card:

Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, For Father, Itty Bitty BG
Cardstock and Ink: COPICS, Espresso Adirondack, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Prints Pack
Accessories: Paper Distressor, Paper Piercing Tool, Vintage Brads, Chocolate Chip Polytwill Ribbon, Sponge

Thank you for looking!

Monday, February 25, 2008

TLC157, Plus Cracked Glass technique

This week's Technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to MIX UP your Designer Papers. So that is what I did, but I went two steps further and did the Cracked Glass Technique and Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.

The materials I used to make this project are:

Stamp Sets: God's Blessings, All In a Row, In the Garden
Cardstock & Ink: Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava, River Rock, Ginger Blossoms, More Mustard, Versamark
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool, Glassy Glaze EP, Dimensionals, freezer, Double Stitched River Rock, Earth Elements Eyelets

Thank you for looking!

Close Up view...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

One last card for the evening...

I had orignally started with this card and the floral stamp for the sympathy, but this BG was just too busy for the card. So I simplified it with the monogram for JESUS.

Once again, I used the Pounce technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter-

Supplies used:

Stamp Sets: All Scallops, Frames with Flourishes, Itty Bitty BG, Names of Jesus - unknown - J monogram is a Rub On from Making Memories.

Ink and cardstock: Glossy White, Orchid opulence, Old Olive, Color box ink

Accessories: Paper Snips, 5/8 inch Old olive grosgrain, Dimensionals, Ice square brads, corner punch, ticket punch, 1/8 punch, cellophane.

Thanks for looking!

WSC36 - Close as a Memory

This is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge - check it out HERE.

I made this for a friend - her mother passed away this week.

I used the Technique Junkies Newsletter and tried the Pounce Technique - which was quick, not very messy and FUN!

Materials used to make this card:

Stamp Sets: All Scallops, Close as a Memory
Cardstock and Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace - Colorbox Inks
Accessories: Saran Wrap, Dimensionals, Brass Hodgepodge, 5/8 Olive grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Cropodile, paper piercing tool, prima flowers, mini glue dots
Thank you for looking! Have a great evening!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Post It Notes!

Post It Notes Open

I had a workshop last night and made the one with the Anchored Rub Ons for my friend Betsy.
Supplies Needed:Post it NotesCardstock cut to 8"x 3 3/4" then layered how you wish.Scored at 3 3/4" x 4 1/4"I used Rub ons on mine but you can decorate with stamp or whatever youwish! The other sample I made I used stamps....

Materials used:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Ginger Blossom DP
Accessories: Anchored Rub Ons, Bone folder, River Rock double stitched ribbon

Materials Used:
Stamp Sets: Wanted, All In a Row
Cardstock & Ink: Holiday harmony DP, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Cropodile, Ticket Corner Punch, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, River Rock Double Stitched Ribbons, Dimensionals, Bone Folders

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gift Wrapping - Something I am not good at

We all have those things we are not good at. One of the things I can not do well is Gift Wrap! If I actually sit down to wrap a present, it ends up looking like the tape, wrapping paper and me have been in a wrestling match. The tape and wrapping paper inevitably ALWAYS win. :)

Well, I am demonstrating at a workshop tonight and I always like to take a gift. Tonight, I made a post-it note holder that will be part of the gift. I will share the picture of that and the directions soon. But this is the gift bag I decorated.

I am just LOVING the Fine Cosmo glitter and the sticky letters. Can you tell? I am using it ALL the time. I always look at my scrapbooks and I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years with 42 albums completed. But when I look back through them, you can always tell what the new technique or tool was....I call it the tool of the month. Or TOY of the month. Whatever I HAD to buy that moment because every page I created was using THAT TOOL. LOL So this months tool of the month is STICKY LETTERS. ***giggle***

These are the supplies I used- I even used a left over piece of the cardstock that was remaining from the Spray, Squirt and SMoosh technique. You can see that in a prior post I have here.
Stamp Sets: Nursery letters Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock & Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal, Glossy CS
Accessories: Double Sticthed Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Gift Bags, Dimensionals, Corner Punch, Sticky Letters, Fine Cosmo Glitter
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

No time to Stamp -

This is our radiator.....

If visual images make you queasy - do not look! this is not the worst injury I have seen, but still isn't pretty!

This week, I have not had a lot of time to stamp. Monday night was Stamp Camp and Tuesday night, my Grace, tripped and fell and hit her head on our radiator splitting her forehead open.

Then Tuesday evening, my little sweetie fell and hit her head on our radiator. That radiator is the culprit of MANY emergency room visits. Last year, my son Noah was playing Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots and decided to free fall backwards on his head on the radiator. That required stitches too. So last night, the night I was going to stamp, Grace tripped and fell head first into our radiator and split her forehead open. She was SO brave and hardly even cried!

We took her in and she got 4 stitches. Grace's 3 yo sister was SO concerned for her. So it was a late night for the kids. They are tired today!
I will be posting the Belli challenge shortly. I did make that last week instead of waiting until the last minute! I was on top of it for once. LOL

CBC5- Chrissy's Belli Challenge - CHIPBOARD!

This Weeks Belli Challenge is CHIPBOARD!

Whenever I go into a scrapbook store or look through my Stampin' Up! catalog I go to the chipboard! I LOVE chipboard and have a storage container filled and over flowing from it. It is also something I forget to use at times....

My Wedding card sample

Stamp Sets: Floral, To Have & to Hold
CS & Ink: Purely Pomegranite, Going Gray, Shimmery White, Rose Red, Black Staz On, Veramark

Accessories: Hologram highlights EP, heat Tool, Gray taffeta ribbon, Paper Snips, Ticket Corner punch, brayer, Vintage Brads - CHIPBOARD from On Board Accents, Corner rounder to make scallops

I painted this with Rose Red Craft ink then embossed Hologram Highlights over it and stamped the image on Shimmery White Cs and cut it out and used red sticky tape to attach it!

Chipboard tips -
1. You can paint it with any All Purpose craft paint or Making Memories Scrapbooking Paints (Love those)
2. Ink it up with Craft ink.
3. I have even used Sharpie markers or a Pigment based marker like fabrico works great too, to get in the tiny grooves.
4. Use your cropodile and add some BLING to it.
5. Use it as a wall decoration or in a picture frame.
6. Scrapbook it.
7. Use your Rub Ons.
8. Stamp in it.
9. Layer cardstock on it like I did here...
8. Got anymore ideas? Share them here! :)
The Daisy Card:
Stamp Sets: Daisy Jar from Cornish Ceritage Farms, Rough Edges Wheel, My Friend stamp by Kolette Hall (copyright is hers too on that stamp)
Cardstock & Ink: Copic Markers, Afternoon Tea DP, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Adirondack Espresso Ink,
Accessories: CHIPBOARD - Blossoms & Basics, Groovy guava Classic Ink - then sanded with a Sanding Block to give it a leathery look. Dimensionals, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Vintage Brads

Be sure to post a link to your card mentioning my Blog and the Challenge for a chance to win a pack of FIVE handmade cards from me. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC5 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge! Then make a comment under this with a link to your card and a number so we can do a Random drawing for the winner.
Deadline to make a comment with the upload and do the Challenge will be on Monday evening. A random drawing will be held on Wednesday and the winner will be announced on Wednesdays! The winner will recieve an assortment of 12 x 12 cardstock! 20 sheets in total!

For more inspiration - Check out these and make a comment too for them please!

Laurie Serino

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Card for Stamp Camp -CC152

This card I designed to make for my Stamp Camp for Monday. My customers wanted to use the Chunky glitter and I designed a card but it was UGLY. Of course you didn't see that one! LOL So that one is set aside to the ugly pile and I used this color challenge but the same sketch which was Beate's sketch from last weekend....

Here is the link to the Color challenge on Splitcoast - the color challenge was Ballet blue, Apricot Appeal and Real Red.

Supplies used:

Stamp Sets: Tres' Chic

Ink & Cardstock: Read Red (craft ink for the chipboard!), Ballet blue, Apricot Appeal

Accessories: Sticky letters, Chunky Glitter, chipboard, half inch circle punch, Rich Regals Brads, Paper piercing Tool, Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #35

Friday already and it is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge -
I VERY rarely use Bordering Blue and Blush Blossom, so I pulled those two colors out and thought I would use them for this evenings challenge...
This is what I used to make the card:
Stamp Sets: Classic BG's, Live Your Dream , Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock and Ink: Bordering Blue, Night Of Navy, Whisper White, Blush Blossom & markers too!
Accessories: Basic Gray taffeta, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Dimensionals, sponge, White Gel Pen, Designer Label punch, Ticket corner punch.
Thanks for looking! Have a great night!

Mary Jo's Technostamper Monday Challenge

Well, this is WAY late- but I made a Valentine's Day card with Mary Jo's Lunchtime sketch Challenge.

Supplies used:

Stamp Sets: Tart & tangy, All In a Row, Holidays & wishes

Cardstock & Ink: Summer Picnic DP, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Tab punch, corner punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, paper trimmer, Bold Brights brads, Crystal effects, Dimensionals

Valentine's for my kids

I was mailing valentine's to some of my friends and I my eldest who is 16 yo whines, You NEVER make us cards! Ummm... I do ALL the time, so these are the cards I made for them and do you know WHERE those cards are now? On the floor, unappreciated. HMPH! LOL
These are cards using the Stamp Set and paper from the NEW Occasions Mini that will be out in March!
Here is the list of supplies I used:
Orange Card:
Stamp Sets: tart & Tangy, Holidays & Wishes, All In a Row
Cardstock & Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, DP Summer Picnic, Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Red Striped Ribbon, Fire Brads, Computer for Text
Cherry Card:
Stamp Sets: Tart &b Tangy, Holidays & Wishes, Three For You Punch box
Cardstock & Ink: Cutie Pie DP, Prints Pack DP Purely Pomegranite, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, versamark
Accessories: Heat & Stick Powder, Heat Tool, Fine Cosmo Glitter, paper Piercing Tool, White gel pen
Strawberry Card
Stamp Sets: Tart & Tangy,
Cardstock & Ink: Summer Picnic DP, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Mini Glue dots, 1/2 inch circle punch 1/4 inch circle punch, Fire Circle Brads, Prima flowers
Thank you for looking! Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ISO: Guest Stamper for Belli Challenge

I am looking for a Guest Stamper for next week's Belli Challenge. Here are the requirements:

You must have a blog.

You must LOVE to stamp! :)

You will need to post my e-mail address along with the details of the Belli Challenge and card on your Blog and Splitcoast Stampers.

Let me know if you are interested! You can e-mail me at

Thank you!

Have a great day!

Chris Dickinson

Chrissy's Wednesday Belli Challenge #4

This Weeks Belli Challenge is WHEELS!

Last weeks winner was Debby M!
Congratulations Debby! I will be sending you 5 hand made cards. Next weeks winner will recieve 5 Christmas cards.
I am going to make another design for this week's Belli Challenge. It isn't necessarily an embellishment but a TOOL. This tool, I forget about ALL the time and tend to over look. This week's Belli Challenge is to pull out your WHEELS. Are you like me and leave them lie around only to grab your latest and greatest stamp set? Well, let's get ROLLIN' and get busy making cards, scrapbook pages, or ANYTHING as long as you use a wheel. One extra challenge, which is going to be on my next card that I post is to use it as your main focal image!

Here is a card I made using the Whimsy Jumbo Wheel as a background. I made 12 of these, one for each of my Stamp Club members. I appreciate them so much and want them to know!

This is what I used to make this project:
Stamp Sets or Wheels: Happy Heart Day, Whimsy Jumbo Wheel, All in a Row,
Cs & Ink:Basic Black, Real Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Going Gray, Sahara Sand
Embellishments: 5/8 inch grosgrain RED, Handle
Crabby Card:
Stamp Sets: Wheel Sandy Shells, Crab & Co
Ink: Cardstock: Groovy guava, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray
Accessories: 1/2 inch circle punch, 1/4 inch circle punch, vintage brads, chocolate ribbon, slit punch, Paper piercing tool

Now that I look at this, I meant to put some glitter on that little flower with in the heart!

Be sure to post a link to your card mentioning my Blog and the Challenge for a chance to win a pack of FIVE handmade cards from me. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC4 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge! Then make a comment under this with a link to your card and a number so we can do a Random drawing for the winner.
Deadline to make a comment and do the Challenge will be on Monday evening. A random drawing will be held on Wednesday and the winner will be announced on Wednesdays!
For more inspiration - Check out these

Shelly K.

I will post more in awhile. Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Splitcoast technique Challenge

I have been down and out ill the past few days along wth my family. Add to that computer husband says he is TIRED of being Tech support! Poor guy! LOL

Well here is my son's birthday card using the Spray, Ink and Smash technique challenge. Check out the details here.

I couldn't edit the photo as far as cropping it, due to my personal computer has died and on my dd's computer which doesn't have the same software.

Here are the details:

Stamp Sets: Circle of Friendship, All in a Row Cardstock and Ink: Tempt. Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Whisper White, Glossy White Accessories: Sticky letters, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Pewter Hodgepodge, Grosgrain ribbons, 1/2 inch Circle punch, 1 inch circle punch,

Thanks for looking. Have a fabulous day!

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Essence of Love

I started this image earlier when doing the other card for Beate's sketch challenge. I was STUMPED with this because I was TRYING to use Soft Sky and it wouldn't WORK. But then my friend Holly gave me the colors to use and then it all came together.
Stamp Sets: Essence of Love
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DP, Soft Sky,
Ink: Versamark, SU Markers, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Heat Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Prima flowers, Dew drops Flame, Paper snips, Clear EP, Embossing buddy
Technique - Emboss Resist: I colored the image with the markers (and missed some of it if you look closely enough!) then stamped it in Versamark and embossed with clear EP. Then I sponged the Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Chocolate chip around the embossed image. Then wiped the excess ink off with a kleenex.
Thanks for looking! Have a great night!

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge- WSC34

Ahh- this card took some time! Only because I kept putting things together and it didn't look QUITE right! The flowers stamped on this are actually more visible in real life.
All of these stamps are from my pre-order of the Occassions mini.
The ribbon got a little smooshed when I did the scan. I tried taking a picture of this and got a better look with the ribbon but with the lighting - you couldn't see for the flowers, so I went for the smooshed ribbon picture. LOL
Stamp Sets: Live Your Dreams, Frames with a Flourish, Rough Texture Jumbo WHeel
Cardstock & Ink: Groovy guava, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea DP, Sahara Sand (wheel)
Accessories: Sponges, Corner punch, Poly Twill Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals, Jumbo Handle, Blender Pens
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Occasions Mini - For Father

I just got my order this evening and I absolutely LOVE this For father stamp set! Perfect for masculine cards!

Stamp Sets: For Father, Hugs & Wishes, Rough Edges Wheel

Cardstock & Ink: Night of navy, Brocade blue, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge, sponge used basic gray to sponge around the edges, Dimensionals, Corner punch, 1/16th hole punch, crimper, Red grosgrain

Thank you for looking!

Violin valentine- retired set

This is another card I made for my friend Joann. She has a very musically talented family! Adela Rossa's card served as my inspiration, here is her card - I copied most of it, just changed a few things like the stamp set, added some paper, etc.

Stamp Sets: Musical Medley, Musical Score BG, Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock & Ink: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Brilliance Black, Copic Markers, Berry Bliss DP
Accessories: Sponges, Pretties Kit, Corner punch, Paper piercing tool, Dimensionals

Thanks you for looking! Have a blessed day!

Chrissy's Wednesday Belli Challenge #3 - BUTTONS!

Belli Challenge = Embellishments

Every week that goes by, I think WOW - that went fast! You will not believe it but with only two participants this week - JOAN ERVIN won the drawing again! Congratulations Joan. Joan wins the Build a Flower accents and Elements. Since we only had 2 participants this week, I am mailing Trish the consolation prize of the crabby Valentine card. Thank you for playing!

This week we will pull out our BUTTONS. I have several storage containers filled with a wide assortment of buttons, many of those items that were HAD TO HAVE and then I rarely use them. LOL So pull out your buttons and create!

Stamp Sets: Classic backgrounds, Birthday Whimsy
Cardstock and Ink: Basic Black,o Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Be sure to post a link to your card mentioning my Blog and the Challenge for a chance to win a pack of FIVE handmade cards from me. When you post to Splitcoaststampers, be sure and put CBC3 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge! Then make a comment under this with a link to your card and a number so we can do a Random drawing for the winner.
For more inspiration - Check out these
Shelly K.
I will post more in awhile. Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

SC162 - Retired Musical Medley

Well the Sketch challenge for Splitcoast came up early and I had just so happened to be there stamping a Valentine's Day card for my friend Joann.

I even got to use my NEW Copic Markers. I only bought a few basic colors and I love how they blend so beautifully! I bought a color pallette too to mix colors on - LOVE THEM!
Stamp Sets: Musical Medley, Musical Score BG, Hugs & Wishes
Ink & Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, basic Black, Black brilliance, versmark
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 red grosgrain ribbon, Clear EP and Heat Tool. Black Vintage Brads, Dimensionals.
Thanks for looking! Don't forget to come back for the Belli Challenge tomorrow. It will be posted before lunch time! Have a blessed evening!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Lots of Thoughts Seaside

This is a card we made for my Card Craze. It was fast and simple but I liked the color combo. It is not one I use very often either!

My friend Trish made a card using this sketch and it inspired me to make this one. Thanks Trish!

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Background, Lots of Thoughts and Seaside

Cardstock: jersey Shore Dp, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White

Ink: Same Accessories: Jumbo brads, Cropodile, , Dimensionals, Double Stitched Blue Bayou Ribbon.

Thanks for looking! Have a fabulous day!