Thursday, January 31, 2008

Who lived in a big pink castle...

Hey, if you're a princess & live in a castle, it might as well be pink ~ Right? Well here is Chapter 3 of my Once Upon A Time story. This is a very sweet stamp set that just came out in January. I had a ton of fun playing with it and my daughter isn't even a girly girl.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Once Upon A Time & Just Words); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Dies ~ Nestabilities; Brads ~ Queen & Co.; Ribbon ~ May Arts.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

...there was a beautiful Princess.

Who froze into a solid block of ice! Oh my is so cold here! The wind gusts are 28 mph and the windchill is -22. If you are nice and warm ~ stay where you are!

Here is my next installment of the Once Upon A Time story from Lizzie Anne Designs ...

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Once Upon A Time (Lizzie Anne Designs); Cardstock ~ SU; Pattern Paper ~ Paper Salon; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copic Markers; Corner Punch ~ SU; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Buttons ~ Unknown.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Once Upon A Time ...

This is one of the sweet new sets from Lizzie Anne Designs. I had a good time playing with this set as my January assignment, so you will see a lot more creations with this one. My daughter, Megan, never did the "princess thing", so this was a fun change for me.

Supplies Used ~ Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Once Upon a Time & In the Background); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ K & Co.; Ribbon ~ Basic Grey; Button ~ Chatterbox; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copic Markers & VersaMark; Other ~ Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (SU).

Monday, January 28, 2008


I've been busy, busy, busy with my Lizzie Anne stamps lately. This set called Fun to be Floral is so darn cute & I really like that the flowers and stems are all sepatate images. It just makes it faster and easier to stamp. This card is going out to a friend who had surgery last week and will be recovering for the next several weeks. Feel better soon Mel!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Fun to be Floral & Sketched Sentiments); Cardstock, Ink & Eyelets ~ Real Red, Green Galore, White (SU); Ribbon ~ May Arts; Button ~ Doodlebug.

Friday, January 25, 2008

My House is a Mess...

So I guess I'm not a lazy stamper! I love the greeting that comes with this new Hanna Stamps set ~ it just cracks me up! But seriously, there will be no time to clean today since we'll be taking kids all over Elkhart County for basketball games and volleyball practice. Happy Saturday!!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Domestic Goddess); Cardstock ~ Doodlebug Bazzill; Pattern Paper ~ MOD Autumn Leaves; Ink ~ Black Palette, Copics; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Brads ~ SU; Other ~ Ticket Punch (SU), Oval Die cuts ~ Cricut.

Easter ... Already?

I wish, only because that would mean spring is that much closer. It looks like Spring has sprung for Riley. Actually, these are my last two sneak peeks for Riley Moose. They will be available next Friday, February 1st at Hanna Stamps!

So who is ready for Spring? I woke up today to -5 degrees & I just can't get warm. It's still January and I'm pretty sick of cold and snow. It's gonna be a long few months I'm afraid.

Don't forget to head over to Splitcoat Stampers tonight from 8-11pm and check out Kristi's birthday party. She will have a special give away for all the new Riley Stamps and a new Hanna set.

Supplies Used for card #1: Stamps ~ Riley Moose Collection (Hanna Stamps); Cardstock ~ Pink Passion (SU); Pattern Paper, Ric Rac & Sugar Coated Brads ~ Doodlebug; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copics; Dies/Punches ~ Nestabilities & Word Window punch.

Supplies Used for card #2: Stamps ~ Riley Moose Collection (Hanna Stamps); Cardstock & Pattern Paper ~ Doodlebug; Velvet Ric Rac ~ Unknown; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copics; Dies/Punches ~ Nestabilities & Boho Blossoms (SU); Button Brad ~ Unknown.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Riley's Pot O'Gold...

And yes, I have yet another Riley stamp to show you tonight. I'm still on my mission to use up supplies. You must believe me when I say, IT WILL TAKE A LONG, LONG TIME to use what I have! I am, like many others, a scrapbook supply collector. However, I have actually started using my things. This cute Doodlebug paper has been in my stash for a few years, the ric rac maybe a year, but the cute black button has only been here a short time. Anyway, I just wanted to continue on with my "USE IT UP" challenge.

Now here's my challenge for you ~ go dig out that old pattern paper you've had for years, the buttons that have fallen to the bottom of the drawer OR better yet, the great Target Dollar Spot find that you just had to have. USE IT Girls!!!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Riley Collection (Hanna Stamps); Cardstock & Pattern Paper ~ Doodlebug; Ink ~ Palette Ink & Copic Markers; Ric Rac ~ May Arts; Button ~ KI Memories.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Riley in the garden...

I've been having so much fun with pattern paper lately! That is a very good thing too because my stash is HUGE! The other thing I've been trying to do ~ work with things I have because the amount of "stuff" I have is incredible. The pattern paper, ric rac and brads are all things I've had on hand for a while & they all go so very cute together. So my challenge to you is to pull out several coordinating items & USE THEM UP!

As you might have guessed, this is another cute Riley image from Hanna Stamps! It will be released on Friday, February 1st.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps, Riley Collection & Things Hanna would Say; Cardstock ~ Real Red & white (SU); Pattern Paper ~ MOD by Autumn Leaves; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copics; Brads ~ Queen and Co.; Ric Rac ~ May Arts.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

St. Patty's Day Riley...

I know, I know...St. Patrick's Day isn't until March; however, this is one of the first six Riley Moose images that will be released on Friday, February 1st from Hanna Stamps. Therefore, I have to post him now. These images are fabulous for coloring & shading {especially with Copics}.

If you want a chance to win one of the 6 new images or another new Hanna Set called Domestic Goddess ~ head on over to Splitcoast Stampers this Friday night, January 25th from 8 to 11pm (ET). It's a birthday party for Kristi, the owner of Hanna Stamps, and she loves to give stuff away!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps! (Riley Moose Collection), Small flower (SU), sentiment (Lockhart); Cardstock ~ Wild Wasabi, Glimmer Gold (SU) & White (Papertrey); Pattern Paper ~ Wild Wasabi pattern (SU); Ink ~ Black Palette & Copics; Ribbon ~ Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain (SU)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

My Boho Swap...

I finally got to play with some of my brand new Stampin' Up! goodies. I am really enjoying the catalog, but I haven't done much with it yet ~ too busy with other companies I guess. I'm in a card swap with some friends & I have to use all SU, so I was happy for the chance to play with these sets.

Supplies Used ~ All Stampin' Up!: Stamps ~ Boho Backgrounds & One of a Kind; Cardstock ~ Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie; Pattern Paper ~ Jersey Shore; Ink ~ Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy; Punches ~ Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" circle, Boho Blossoms, 1/4" punch, Word Window punch; Ribbon ~ Pumpin Pie Striped Grosgrain; Brads ~ Earth Elements.

Friday, January 18, 2008

A new collection...

I love this little guy! His name is Riley and he is part of a new collection from Hanna Stamps! There are six Riley stamps being released on February 1st & this is one of my favorites. You'll be seeing Riley celebrating all of the holidays and doing all kinds of fun things.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Riley Collection from Hanna Stamps; Cardstock: SU ~ Pretty in Pink & Close to Cocoa; Pattern Paper ~ Sweetheart collection from Pebbles Inc.; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copic Markers; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Dies ~ Nestibilities.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's just Fun to be Floral...

Sorry it's been almost a week since my last post. After a short trip to Vegas with my husband, I stamped like crazy on Monday; however, I can't share just yet. I promise you will see everything very soon. I've been on a Lizzie Anne Designs kick lately. I just love their stamps! They have such clean, simple lines which is exactly my look.

This card is using the new set Fun to Be Floral which was just released last week, along with a bunch of other new sets. Meridith and Tricia over at Lizzie Anne are just blowing me away with all their new stuff ~ it's all AMAZING!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Fun to be Floral); Cardstock ~ Real Red (SU); Pattern Paper ~ MOD; Ink ~ Real Red, Wild Wasabi (SU), Palette Noir, VersaMark; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Scallop Scissors ~ Fiskers; Die Cuts ~ Nestabilities; Brads ~ SU

Thursday, January 10, 2008

In the Meadow Card Set...

Well here is one more project I made for the Lizzie Anne Set, In the Meadow. These were super simple, but I am so happy with the result. I simply inked up the flower with 2 colors of markers (Ruby Red & Old Olive ~ SU) and then stamped the flower 3 times on each card. I then added the sentiment and inked the stamp again to make a matching envelope. This set of 4 cards/envelopes only took about 20 minutes to finish.

Monday, January 7, 2008

More from In the Meadow...

Here are a few bold and bright looks for the Lizzie Anne set In the Meadow. I love how you can get so many different looks with the same pieces. As soon as I saw the triple flower stamp I used on these cards, I thought it needed a tropical look.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (In the Meadow); Cardstock ~ (top card) Pixie Pink & white; Real Red, Only Orange, white; Ink ~ VersaMark, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Real Red; Other ~ Prima flowers.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Fun to Be Floral...

I had so much fun last night playing with this new Lizzie Anne Designs set ~ Fun to be Floral. I found this fun paper by MOD (Autumn Leaves) at Target the other day & knew I would have to use this new set with it. Isn't it PERFECT!!!!

Don't forget to hop on over to Lizzie Anne Designs for all the sneak peeks. While you're there, take a look around the website. Tricia (Lizzie) has done an amazing job giving the site a wonderful new look! There is a new forum so you can chat with the owners (Tricia & Meridith), the design team members, and other addicted stampers. Also, there is a brand new customer gallery so you can post your own Lizzie Anne Design creations.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

It's Sneak Peek Time at Lizzie Anne Designs...

If you haven't been over to the Lizzie Anne Designs site, run (don't walk) and see all the fun new sets they have coming out on January 7th. Each day, they are giving you a peek at 2 new sets and 2 new single stamps. Today they showed us a new set called In the Meadow, which is the set I was assigned. Above, I used the daisy from the set on my scrapbook page. I took this picture a few years ago when we had some sunflowers in our garden. This set is has 8 images and 3 sentiments ~ which makes it very versatile. I have several more samples that I'll share in the upcoming days.

Supplies Used:
Scrapbook page: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (In the Meadow); Paper ~ Bazzill & SU; Ink ~ Black Palette, Copics; Ribbon ~ SU.
Card: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (In the Meadow); Paper ~ SU textured; Ink ~ More Mustard, Old Olive; Ribbon ~ SU; Brads ~ unknown.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

It's a New Year...

And we are snowed in! Woohooo! I love being snowed in when we have no place we have to go. We had over a foot of snow last night & it's very pretty. Now if you ask me tomorrow if I still think it's pretty, the answer will be "NO!". I'm not much of a snow person & I hate when it gets all slushy and dirty.

So here is one more project I worked on this week using the new Valentine set from Hanna Stamps. I had a bunch of cardstock, pattern paper and ribbon left over from last year, so I thought it would be a fun to use up all the supplies.

Happy New Year!

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