It’s time for another Dirty Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  This month the required element is a dog image or sentiment with a summer color scheme.  And this polka dot pup also fits in Sharon’s Stamp Simply Challenge #101 – Let’s Polka.  Here is my card.


Just a quick post today.  My DGD’s are still visiting.  🙂


Happy Crafting!


(All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.)

Stamps: “All In the Family” and “Everyday Flexible Phrases”

Papers: Whisper White, Garden Green and DSP Autumn Meadows

Inks: White Gel Pen; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:




Accessories: Ellen Hutson Inchie; Cuttlebug and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder; Linen Thread, Satin, Taffeta and Gingham Ribbons, Button, Paper Piercing Tool and Template


Aug 142009


Here are a couple of wedding cards that I made recently.  And as I often do, I used a portion of the wedding invitation as designer paper on the first one.



On the second card, I took my cue from the colors in the invitation and casual lifestyle of the bride and groom.  Fun wedding… jeans were not only acceptable attire, they were encouraged!


The small fleurette was colored with Copic markers.


Both of these cards were made a couple of weeks ago.  I haven’t been stamping this week because I have been wonderfully busy!  My twin granddaughters are visiting and today we had a spa experience called “Sips and Sparkles”.  As a mother of 4 boys, this grandma has been waiting her whole life for just such a day!!

Choosing Nail Polish Colors

Nails Dry While Enjoying a Bubbling Foot Soak Before Pedicure

Lemonade Break Before Having Hair Done

Ready to Go Shopping!

I am SO enjoying summer.  🙂


Card 1

Stamps: SU! Love Matters

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla and Soft Suede; Wedding Invitation

Inks: Versamark

Accessories: SU! Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Stitched River Rock GG Ribbon; Martha Stewart Edger Punch; Kaiser Flat Back Pearls; Satin Roses

Card 2

Stamps: SU! Warm Words

Papers: SU! Whisper White and Not Quite Navy

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Accessories: SU! Fleurettes, Brad, Fiskar’s Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Aug 082009

Some new Stampin’ Up! products arrived this week!  Of course, I had to play!


This is the new set called “Delightful Decorations”.  There is an ornament punch, too, which makes it so easy and so fun to decorate!  I also used the new Sizzlits Merry Details die for the snowflakes.  The DSP is also in the new SU! Holiday Mini Catalog available September 1st.


Since it’s still August, I thought it might be fun to see if I could turn this Christmas set into something that could be used right now.


So I made a flower with one of the ornament stamps!  Too fun!  I sponged around the “petals” using the punched out area to mask the outer border.  (When stamping the ornament I also used the rock n’ roll technique to further emphasize the border.)




All products used on both cards are Stampin’ Up! only.

Merry Christmas Card

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: Very Vanilla, Taken with Teal, DSP Autumn Meadows

Inks: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose

Accessories: Ornament Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Sizzlits Merry Details, Silver Elastic Cord, GG Ribbon

Sunflower Card

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Papers: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Mellow Moss, DSP Autumn Meadows

Inks: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Mellow Moss

Accessories: Ornament Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Paper Piercer and Template, Corduroy Button (Kraft), 1-1/4″ Wide GG Ribbon Striped

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It’s summertime in Seattle. cliphappydaytinyani.gif We have had record high temperatures into the 100’s!  Lake Sammamish is 82 degrees.  Whew, we Pacific Northwesterners aren’t use to this heat!  My DH and I have been riding our bikes every day.  There are miles and miles and miles of bike trails in and around Seattle.  Today we did a *little* 26+ mile trip (the farthest I ever ridden a bike at one time) and then finished it off with a dip in the lake and a bbq.  Life is good!

Consequently I haven’t been playing much in my stamp room.  It is upstairs over the garage, and our air conditioner was broken.  (It’s so rare that we need a/c..  so who knew?) The one thing I did do was the August calendars for my sisters.  Here are all 3 summer months of June, July and August with recipes below.



Stamps: SU! “Flower of the Month”

Papers: SU! Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Whisper White

Inks: SU! Pretty in Pink; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:


Accessories: Calendar Download from A Muse; Computer/Printer; CD Case; May Arts Scalloped Ribbon; Gingham Ribbon; Kaiser Rhinestones; Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and Cuttlebug




Stamps: SU! “Flower of the Month”

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stardust Glitter Pen; White Gel Pen; Copics:


Accessories: Calendar Download from A Muse; Computer/Printer; CD Case; May Arts Crocheted Lace; Gingham Ribbon; Prima; Kaiser Pearl




Stamps: SU! “Flower of the Month”

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Real Red, Summer Sun

InksMemento Tuxedo Black; Copics:


Accessories: Calendar Download from A Muse; Computer/Printer; CD Case; SU! Fleurettes; Red Brad; Plaid Satin Ribbon; Kaiser Pearls


Happy Summer!

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