Friday, September 30, 2011

SUO Challenge 28

This fall thank you card is for the SUO fall color challenge. Any one can play along you just have to only use Stampin' Up! products. Check them out at

Item list:
Leaves die #2, More Mustard, Pear Pizzaz,Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla card stock and Spice Cake Desinger paper from the Holiday Mini I also used retired Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon (it is now available in Soft Suede instead)

I used Heat-n-Stick powder to cover the leaf with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Very Vintage

I totally case'd (copy and share everything) from: Jennifer is a very talented Stampin' demonstrator, please be sure to check out her blog.
I changed up her card design just a little. I used Pretty In Pink and Chocolate Chip for ink and paper as well as Very Vanilla. I used the same Vintage Vogue stamp set and wheel. I also used the Basic Pearls and Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon. All product used is Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge

So here we are with September 28ths sketch challenge from the Stampin' Queens
I used: Real Red card stock, Letters to Santa designer series paper, the new Snow Burst embossing folder (from the current Holiday Mini pg 33), Autumn Days and Word Play2 stamp sets, White 5/8 Satin Ribbon and Marina Mist 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Very vanilla Smooch Spritz, Dazzling Details glitter glue (Holiday Mini pg 41), Decorative Label punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Clean and Simple

I am always trying to come up with cards that assemble in under 10 minutes. Here's one of those cards.
I used Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Paisley Petals designer series paper and 1/4 Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon. The stamp set is Just Believe.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

October Technique

I am considering the Acetate & Tissue technique that I found at under their resource page titled acetate & tissue. Here's the card I came up with, what do you think?
I used the Polar Party stamp set, Marina Mist paper, acetate sheet, dazzling diamonds glitter, bashful blue re-inker, black stazon ink pad, cajun craze, marina mist, pale plum, pumpkin pie markers and crystal effects.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge 5

Latest sketch challenge from

Here's my version
Did you notice the Basic Jewels, the new Dazzling Details glitter glue (from the Holiday Mini pg 41), the new Snow Burst embossing folder (also from the Holiday Mini pg 33) other items used:
From Stampin' Up!'s 2011/2012 Idea Book/Catalog
Jolliest Time of The Year pg 37
Striped Grograin Ribbon pg 195
Paper 176 thru 180

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Unscripted Sketch Challenge

I need fall cards for thank you's, birthdays, sympathy.....I have been searching for sketch challenges to help keep my creative mojo going. It's fun getting out the fall stamp sets and using them again.
You can find this sketch here

I used Day of Gratitude stamp set, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla & More Mustard card stock, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive More Mustard ink pads, Early Espresso & Soft Suede markers.

Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge 191

The sketch challenge can be found here

See below for my version:

I used: Cajun craze, So Saffron, Very Vanilla card stock, Well Worn designer series paper, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze ink pads, Autumn Days and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Sabbath day at Mt Rainier, Washington

Jerry and I spent a wonderful sabbath day at Mt Rainier hiking and feeling so close to each other and God. We live in such a beautiful part of the country. I can't imagine ever living any where else.
Tree Canopy at Longmire

Jerry at Carter Falls

Madcap Falls just above Carter Falls

Majestic Mt Rainier

Sun peaking through the trees

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Eco Friendly Practices

 Any of you who know me, know that I am all about recycling and being as ECO friendly as possible. So when I came across this fellow demonstrators article, I knew I had to share it with you. Here's what she had to say;

A look into Stampin' Up!'s Eco-Friendly Practices

A few months ago, I read a great article about how 'green' Stampin' Up! is, and it really stuck with me so I wanted to share.  Without a lot of hype they have been doing good behind the scenes for years.  So many companies could learn a lesson or two about how being green can sometimes be profitable not only for our children and grandchildren, but even to the company bottom line.

Here are just a few highlights:
  1. Rubber - Rather than dump excess rubber from stamps into a landfill, Stampin' Up! donates it local parks in Kanab to use in playgrounds. They also donate it to Courage Reins, a nonprofit organization that provides horseback riding therapy for physically or mentally challenged children.  The organization sells the ground rubber for use in playgrounds and horse stables and uses the money to fund their programs.
  2. Card Stock & Paper - Not only is our packing material 100% recycled material, but our card stock also includes recycled paper that's left over from other paper runs which would otherwise end up in landfills. The darker the card stock color, the more recycled material it technically, Basic Black is the new "Green!"  Additionally, Stampin' Up! works with a paper broker who ensures that the mills used for our Designer Series Paper and card stock engage in environmentally friendly practices. The broker is certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) and ensures that our paper comes from sustainably managed forests and that our mills are taking steps to lessen their carbon footprints. One mill even generates its own power!
  3. Carbon Footprint - Stampin' Up! strives to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. They engage in shipping practices that will require fewer greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, to be released into the atmosphere. First, shipments are picked up from the Distribution Center during non-peak traffic hours, requiring less gas to use to get our orders out. (More info about UPS policies at  For stamp shipments from Kanab to Riverton, we "carpool" with companies who are sending shipments from Salt Lake City area to Kanab. For example: Sysco delivers food to Kanab and surrounding towns and normally their trucks would return empty. Instead of driving back without cargo, Sysco trucks bring stamps from Kanab to Riverton!  Smart for the budget and the environment!
  4. Wood Blocks - The wood blocks for our stamps are created from renewable resources, using sustainable practices to get them. They work with a tree farm that grows maple trees specifically for harvesting wood.  Now with clear stamps as an option, even fewer trees are being used!
  5. Stampin' Up! Buildings - Systems in both the Riverton and Kanab building filter any pollutants that may result from stamp production. What's more, the buildings were designed with energy conservation in mind. Both buildings have geothermal wells, which help maintain building temperatures, decreasing the use of heating oil or natural gas. All lights are on sensors and timers, so electricity isn't wasted when employees are away from the office. In the Utah desert climate, water is an important concern. Native, water-wise plants are used in landscaping, including wildflowers growing in front of the Riverton office instead of grass. Sprinklers are timed to minimize evaporation, reducing the amount of water used. Indoors, artificial plants are mixed it with live plants in the beautiful atrium water feature. This creates a lush garden while minimizing the amount of water used.
How cool is that?!!!  I love working with a company that cares...about it's people, about it's customers, and about our environment!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Here's my version:
Item list:
Simply Soft stamp set (hostess set pg 12)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (pg 157)
Basic Pearls (pg 198)
Rose Red Seam Binding (pg 194-195)
Whisper White, Rose Red, Sahara Sand card stock (pg 176 thru 180)