Sunday, January 31, 2010


I was LUCKY enough to be choosen as a USTAMP "WITH LOVE" GUEST DESIGNER & below is the project I made especially for USTAMP!!

I stumbled across USTAMP in the fall & have been part of it ever since!!
First as a customer (twice), then as a guest designer (twice & what an HONOUR!)!!
It has been the most incredible experience!!

The people involved in USTAMP are much more awesome than the projects ( & those projects they produce are pretty incredible tooo!!)

So if you are an everyday stamper or even a Stampin' Up demo, then USTAMP is the place to be!!

& to be completely honest: I wasn't even sure exactly what I was signing up for when I first paid my fee to join USTAMP in the Fall of 2009 -- boy, am I ever GLAD I did join!!

I had so much FUN the first time that I had to do it again & again...
yup, addictive, hee hee ;)

& yes, it has taken me time to learn to navigate around the site & see all that USTAMP has to offer (did I mention PRIZES?); but for me, USTAMP has seriously been the best stamping $$'s ever spent, right after purchasing STAMPIN' UP products & becoming an SU DEMO.... ;)

my USTAMP "WITH LOVE" candle project features the new VINTAGE VOGUE stamp set & if you'd like the complete tutorial, it can be found (along with about 30+ other unique USTAMP project tutorials ++) by joining USTAMP "WITH LOVE"... we'd LOVE to have you join us!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Peace Rose

Lately I've been bitten by the "'watercolor reinker' technique & the fifth avenue rose" bug....
I LOVE making these!! I really like how the water & ink play together ;)

all products STAMPIN' UP: so saffron, garden green & very vanilla CS; flourish texturz plate & frost white shimmer paint alcohol spritz, scallop edge corner punch & tulipe sizzix die; fifth avenue floral stamp set, so saffron & pumpkin pie re-inkers & champagne mist alcohol shimmer paint; modern punch & teeny tiny wishes stamp set...

below are the 3 cards that got me thru the evening, all using the same technique but different colors ~ now how's that for a challenge? ;)

CQC #17

now here's a neat color challenge site that took my eye ~~ check out Color Q's site here...
so as the color challenge suggests, (although my lighting makes the colors look off), here is my card, which took nearly forever!! this was a tough color challenge for me ~ the red was kicking it out for me...

all STAMPIN' UP products: bashful blue, taken with teal, whisper white & basic black CS; clear embossing powder & white craft ink, bashful blue, taken with teal, real red re-inkers & aqua painter; french filigree stamp & a happy heart stamp set; pinking hearts corner punch; black grosgrain ribbon & pop dots; flourish texturz plate; frost white alcohol spritz...

Stamping 411's Color Inspiration #108

here I am back at Stamping 411's color inspiration #108 ~~ holy cow, this wasn't easy... might have pulled it off ;)
all products are STAMPIN' UP: whisper white, yoyo yellow, green galore & night of navy CS; green galore & garden green re-inkers & aqua painter; clear embossing powder, white craft ink & french filigree stamp & a happy heart stamp set, pinking hearts corner punch; white grosgrain ribbon & pop dots & of course, my stand by frost white alcohol shimmer spritz...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

3 Cards ~ 1 Watercolor Rose

I'll be back to drop some details later on... see the individual posts for material lists... I think the center card is my fav, it reminds me of spring!... R ;)

French Filigree Bouquet

I think this one is my fav... the color is SO ALIVE!! SO Spring... R ;)

all STAMPIN' UP products: whisper white & naturals ivory CS, white craft ink & clear embossing powder; aqua painter, chocolate chip, positively pink, rose red, pumpkin pie, crushed curry, green galore & garden green inks; teeny tiny wishes, french filigree & fifth avenue stamp sets; scallop trim corner punch; lattice texturz plate & frost white alcohol shimmer spritz; daubers, pop dots & modern punch.

lol, & I'm pretty sure there was color challenge somewhere for those colors just lately, but I can't remember where I saw it... if you know -please let me know ;)

{Friend to Friend} Roses ~LNS challnge 55?

all products STAMPIN UP: so saffron, very vanilla & naturals ivory CS; teeny tiny wishes & fifth avenue floral stamp set, lattice die, modern punch; flourish texturz plate; champagne mist alcohol shimmer spritz, scallop trim egde punch; dauber & pop dots; choclate chip, positvely pink, crushed curry, pumpkin pie inks, white craft ink & clear embossing powder.

not really sure if this card quite fits the call for Late Night Stamper's Challenge 55: All Things Vintage... but maybe... lmk, what you think... ;)

Vintage Friends Pink Rose ~ LNS challnge 55

This card was completely inspired by Late Night Stamper's Challange 55 ~ All Things Vintage....

all STAMPIN UP products: very vanilla & naturals ivory CS; fifth avenue floral & vintage vogue stamp set, chocolate chip ink, white craft ink & clear embossing powder, positively pink ink & aqua painter, lattice die, scallop trim corner punch, lattice texturz plate, frost white alcohol shimmer spritz, pop dots & pretty in pink satin ribbon.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

LNS's challenge #54 ~ Lazy Daisy

hey cupcake ;) SSC135

all STAMPIN' UP products: so saffron, pumpkin pie, positively pink & confetti ivory CS; flourish texture plate; final press folder; cupcake die set; champagne alcohol shimmer spritz; modern punch & pretty in pink satin ribbon & scallop edge & corner punchs... & these cards were made using the STAMPING 411's: SSC135

see my previous post for my inspration ;)

the 'mottled' paper was an accident... we were playing with reinker watercoloring & my 'mottled' paper is actually the "boo boo" sheet -- it was too pretty to throw out... R ;)

my sunday inspiration ;)

"Things I love..." PPA26

I had alot of FUN creating this little 3D Shadow Box for the Pals Paper Arts #26 Challenge from a project pattern that was featured on USTAMP WITH LOVE 2010. All products are from STAMPIN' UP featuring "Sending Love" speciality paper & "Things I Love" stamp set.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My 1st go at LNS's challenge 54...

This is my try at a LATE NIGHT STAMPER's challenge & at a tri-fold card... I just took the some of the colors & went with it... will probably do more over the weekend... material details later, headin' bed ;)

Jasper ~ mum, just take the picture....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Java & Jasper ~ 2 months later ;)

life is good... what can I say they are most beautiful... R ;)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday's Best ;)

here's a quick peek of all the cards I did this sunday.... had a load of FUN ;)

Chocolate, gotta have more than one!!

so I`ve put in a busy sunday, carding like crazy!!
the girls over at Pals Paper Arts had an inspiration challenge that involved chocolate!! yummy!! I was so totally into that one ;) however, I never ate not one piece of chocolate while creating these!!! shocking, I know! lol, almost sad!!

the materials: all SU products ~ real red, very vanilla, chocolate chip & pretty in pink CS; chocolate chip SU ink; scallop trim corner punch; Sizzix Lattice die & big shot machine; Heart to Heart punch; lace edge punch; 'beautiful wings' & 'scalloped heart of hearts' Sizzix embosslit die; Holiday Best SU stamp set & "Sending Love" SDSP (happily, SU really out did themselves with paper pack!!). & lol, I actually did the inside of a card to prove that I can & have actually done it... R ;)