Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A BIG Thank You!

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to pop in here and say a big THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by the Scrappin Pad booth at the Creating Keepsakes convention in Tulsa this weekend!
We had a BLAST at the convention and were able to visit with over 600 fun and fabulous fellow scrappers and papercrafters!
I also got to do a Make 'n Take that I think everyone enjoyed!
I'm dying to get back into my scrap room to create some fun cards, but this is what it currently looks like!
Terrible I know. I brought everything home and had to just dump it out! I've been too busy, but I hope to get back in there and create in the next few days!
Also! Don't forget about Stamper's Night Out next week! It's August 30th at 6:30pm at The Scrappin Pad! We will be making a couple of Christmas cards, a Halloween project, and a fun reflection technique! To reserve your spot email me at!
In the meantime you can check out a fun layout I did using my circle punch to make watermelons HERE on the Creating Keepsakes website! I love that layout of Brodey! It just screams summertime!
I hope you are enjoying your summer! The days are numbered!
See you soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pinterest Inspired Happy Birthday

I am obsessed. My eyes are blurry and my legs are cramping from sitting at my computer. I blame one Jocelyn Bartley! (My good friend that sent me to this site yesterday.)
This site is brilliant. It is filled with ideas from all over. It also lets you "pin" your ideas to your own board, categorize them, share them, or even tag people with them. It's great!
If you are already a member follow ME! Then I'll follow you! :)
Okay so anyway the card above is inspired by THIS card I found on Pinterest today. I was so inspired I actually got up and away from my computer and made this card. I love it. I wanted to use the postage stamp punch like the one in the original, but I don't have it. So...I used the Curly Label punch instead. I love how it turned out!
I have shared supplies and directions below!

- 5x7 White Card Base
- Beyond the Garden DSP
- Curly Label Punch
- Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and Big Shot
- 1.25x5 inch piece of White Cardstock
- Melon Mambo Cardstock (for butterflies)
- Scallop Trim Border Punch
- Ink in Melon Mambo
- Sentiment Stamp
- Stamp-a-Ma-Jig

1. Punch 9 labels with the Curly Label punch from different patterned papers from the Beyond the Garden DSP. (Or from any scrap paper you have) Adhere to the card front as shown in the example above.
2. Cut your butterflies out of the Melon Mambo carstock with the Beautiful Wings embosslit die. Adhere to the card as shown using foam adhesive squares. (For the smaller butterflies I simply cut the square in half)
3. Punch along the top and bottom of your piece of white cardstock with the scallop border punch. Use your Stamp-a-ma-Jig to stamp the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink. Adhere to the card front using foam adhesive squares.

Talk about a simple card! It takes no time to make and it's so pretty! Any patterned paper would be great for this card! The pieces are so small that scraps will work great!
Well I hope you like my Pinterest inspired card! If you have any questions about this card simply email me at or comment below!
To purchase any of the Stampin Up products used just contact your Stampin Up demonstrator or go HERE!
Have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Etsy Inspired Thank You Card

When I browse Etsy I just sit in awe of the talented people that share their work on that site. If you have never visited it you really should. Etsy is a smorgasbord of handmade objects, vintage objects, and supplies to make them. Truly beautiful things can be found there.
I was searching artwork on Etsy last night and came across THIS beautiful mixed media piece. These prints are very popular right now. They are gorgeous and I thought hhhmmm....I can make a card similar to that with the First Edition DSP and the Sweet Floral Stamp I used for Friday's post. I really love how it turned out. The colors aren't as vibrant as the Etsy print because theirs is printed with a high quality printer, but I think the stamped version is beautiful! (Option: Heat embossing your image onto the First Edition DSP would really make the colors pop!)
There are so many stamps that would be perfect for this technique! If you want to try it yourself, keep in mind that you are stamping onto patterned paper and the bolder ink colors will work best. For my card I used Always Artichoke and Night of Navy. Experiment with a scrap piece to see what colors you like!
To get both colors onto that extra large stamp, I used my Stampin Spots. They are smaller versions of the larger ink pads Stampin Up makes. They are perfect for smaller jobs or when you want two colors on a stamp but don't want to have to use your markers!
This is a very simple and beautiful card! My card base is 5x7 and I ripped the edges of the First Edition DSP.
If you have any questions about this card simply email me at or comment here!
Enjoy your Monday!