Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mum Card

I saw an incredible card on SCS today by "stampalooza" and knew I wanted give it a try! My flower isn't as big as hers, but I think I did okay for my first time making it. It's one of the cards we will making at my stamp camp tomorrow! Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, Summer Sun
Accessories: Five-Petal Flower punch, BoHo Punch, Small Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Brad, sponge, scissors, Mini-Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper piercing tool

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fresh Cuts

I made a quick card with the Fresh Cuts sets and the new in-color, Tangerine Tango. Don't you just love that name? Since I didn't have ribbon to match (at least not yet), I dyed a piece of white ribbon by pressing it into the tangerine inkpad using a q-tip. I'm off to the dentist to have a crown put on - have a good day! Here's the details:

Stamps Set: Fresh Cuts and notecard
Inks: Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Fresh Cuts Notecard
Accessories: 5 Star Punch, White Brad, White Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool

Monday, July 14, 2008

New In-Colors

Ben started football camp today, so I spend the day playing taxi mom. But he loves it, and it's great to see him involved in something that he enjoys. Anyway, after I got home, I cased this card from one I saw on Beate's blog using the new in-colors. Now I just have to get use to the new in-color names! Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Boho Backgrounds, One of a Kind
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirquette
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirquette, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Piercing Tool, Pink Brad, Vintage Brads, White Ribbon, Boho Punch, Scallop Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pun Fun Rocket Card

I saw this card many months ago on Beate's website ( and thought it would cute to use at my upcoming punch stamp camp on Friday. Hope you like it, I'm off to sit in the sun by the pool! Here's the info:

Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Basic Black, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Ruby Red
Cardstock: Western DP, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Ruby Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Blue Bayou ribbon, star eyelets (retired), silver brads, CAD, small and large star punch, blender pen, Photo Corners Punch, 1/4" circle punch, piercing tool, stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Scallop Punch

Good morning - Happy UPS day for me yesterday! I was able to pre-order a few new sets, designer paper, a scallop edge punch, and the new in-color cardstock and inkpads! This is a card that I made with the scallop punch! I cased this card from one I saw on SCS and I believe it was done by Kristen Moore. I looked on SCS today and couldn't find it, but I wanted to make sure I put credit where credit is due. This punch is definitely be my fun new toy right now, and I can't wait for the punch stamp camp on Friday!!! Plus we will be using the some of the new in-colors! Here's the details:

Stamps Set: Pun Fun
Inks: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Porcelain DP, Blue Bayou, Vanilla
Accessories: Gold Brads, CAD, Gold Eyelets, Blue Bayou and River Rock Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Blender Pen, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Double Circle Punch, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 7, 2008

Long Walk......

I forgot to include this picture - this is Richard and Ben walking up the 425 foot vertical drop at the dunes! I guess all that biking Richard does helped with the climb up!

Vacation Pics

We just got home today from spending 5 days at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Michigan. We had a wonderful time and hated to come back home! We spend a day at the Sleeping Bear Dunes and another day up at Mackinow. It was very relaxing and Ben had a great time doing the Alpine Slide; Richard even tried it! We bought a day pass for Ben, he would come down the slide and go right back up on the lift. The landscaping and surrounding area was beautiful and the weather was perfect!