Thursday, March 31, 2011


This was demonstrated at Regionals.  It shows how versatile the Big Shot is.  Using an Original Circle Die, you can cut out up to 8 pieces of material at a time.  I used the 3" circle, gathered it using needle and thread, and inserted a 1 3/8" piece of punched out card stock.  I pulled the gathers tight and secured the thread.  In the center I used an Antique Brad.  The scalloped rectangular piece of Rose Red card stock was cut out using the Scalloped Square Die.  After I cut out the square,  I moved the card stock over, aligning it from the top and bottom and inserted it through the Big Shot again.  Voila!- a rectangle.

Card Stock- Very Vanilla, Pear Piazzazz, Rose Red, DSP In Colors
Accessories- Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nature Walk- III

This was another Make and Take. I had not yet had the opportunity to use the Rosettes.  I dyed it by first wetting it using an Aqua Painter then adding color with Cherry Cobbler Marker.         


Monday, March 28, 2011

Nature Walk- II

This was one of the swaps I received.  Unfortunately there was no name identifying the talented stamper.

Card Stock- Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Natural Ivory,
Inks- Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, More Mustard
Accessories- Chocolate Chip ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nature Walk

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks!  There was Stampin' Up!'s Regional in Hartford, swaps to make, report cards to complete, and life.
This was one of the Make and takes we did.  I loved how we also stamped matching envelopes.

Stamp Set- Nature Walk
Card Stock- Natural Ivory, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Botanical Gazette DSP
Ink- Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Champagne Mist Shimmery Paint
Accessories - Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Pearl, Color Spritzer Tool, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just Believe 2

Last weekend at my Club meeting, there was a lovely napkin with lots of bright colors.  It inspired me to change out the colors in my first card and try these.  I am using this updated card as my swap for Stampin' Up!'s Regional in Hartford, CT this weekend.

Stamp Set- Just Believe
Paper- Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Accessories- Pastels, Word Window Large, Modern label, Square Lattice embossing folder

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just Believe

I just love this stamp set!  I decided to take it out of the closet and use it with a technique I have not used in awhile- Poppin' Pastels.  I recently got all of Stampin'Ups! new colors in pastels and it was time to use them.  After matting it on Daffodil Delightful, I ran it through my Big Shot using the Square lattice embossing folder to add texture.

Stamp- Just Believe
Paper- Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delightful, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink- VersaMark, Daffodil Delightful
Accessories- Word Window Large, Modern Label Extra-Large, Pastels

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Sorry I have not been posting, however, I have been away on a cruise.  It was so nice to leave cold and snowy New Hampshire for the much warmer and sunny Caribbean.  This was taken in San Juan.  We toured the city on Segways and had so much fun.  I want my own now!!!!  Not sure I have anywhere to ride it though.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fifth Avenue

My mom made this card for me earlier on my birthday.  She is one of my stamping ladies.  She used the embossing technique first then misted the flower well.  Next, using the aqua painter, she add ink from a reinker and it created this lovely flower.  Colors used were Regal Rose and Rose Red.  The leaves were cut from the Big Shot.  She even sponged the background.  Nice job Mom!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Build a Blossom ??

Believe it or not, this card was made using the Build a Blossom stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog.  Look closely and you can see the petal leaf and the fins are the smaller petal.  I cannot take credit for this very creative use and design.  I made it at our Newstampshires meeting last Saturday.  Christie Fearon's boy friend is the creator.  We used the gel pen to add eyes and the oval scallop and small oval to make and accent the opening.  Colors used were Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Digital Studio

I prefer physically getting my hands on glorious papers and rich colored inks.  However, it is fun to try a digital card now and then.  This is my first creation.  It was not difficult and since I already designed it, I ordered a few to keep on hand.