Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Challenges

I made this card for two challenges  PPA72 and SRC 49.  The first challenge is from Pals Paper Arts.  The challenge was to create a card, scrapbook page or 3D project using a fashion photo collection of winter whites as your inspiration.   The Stampin' Royalty Challenge this week was a theme challenge - Winter Holidays.   I  CASED the layout from a card that Mary Fish created.   She has some amazing MOJO!!!  This card did not take me long to make - about 20 minutes and has minimal stamping.  I used a lot of Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the circles and added some basic rhinestones for a little bling!  

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Shimmery White
DSP:  Cocoa Christmas (retired)
Ink:  Soft Suede
Stamp Set:  Circle of Friendship (retired)
Accessories:  Circle Punches - 1 1/4", 1", 3/4"; Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mono Adhesive

If you have any questions about this card, you can send me an email at  Thanks for stopping by!

~ Angie

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Pick - PPA71

I'm so excited!  I received an email this evening letting me know that I was chosen as one of the Pals Paper Arts Picks this week!  Woo hoo!  Thank you to the PALS Design Team - you guys are my daily inspiration!!!  Thank you!!!  Here was my winning entry:

You can play along each week with the Pals Paper Arts Design Team.  A new challenge is announced every Thursday. 

Have a great evening!

~ Angie

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge 48

This evening I decided to play along with Stampin' Royalty's weekly challenge.  This week's challenge is a color challenge using the following colors:  Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, River Rock, and Early Espresso.  I had a tough time figuring out how to add in River Rock, but I had an epiphany after a half hour of thinking about it......I used a paisley print embossing folder to add some texture to a piece of the River Rock cardstock as a layer over the Early Espresso base.  I brought out another stamp set from last year, Patterned Pines and used that as my focal point of the card.  Basic Rhinestones were added to the Marina Mist trees and Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to the Rich Razzleberry tree.  The Rich Razzleberry tree is also popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  It's hard to tell in the picture but I used Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on the Marina Mist CS for some extra sparkle.  I added some coordinating buttons to complete my design.  The Stampin' Royalty Goddesses have designed some beautiful cards this week.  Click here to view them.

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Early Espresso, River Rock, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry (textured)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Early Espresso (sponged around the River Rock piece)
Stamp Set: Patterned Pines
Accessories:  Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (Illuminate Top Coat), Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Basic Rhinestones, Paisley Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Buttons, Crystal Effects, Linen Thread, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge, Rich Razzleberry Marker, Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping by! 

~ Angie

A Color Challenge With Pals Paper Arts

Today I whipped up a card for PPA71 Color Challenge.  Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose and Early Espresso were the beautiful colors that were picked for the weekly challenge.  I decided to stick with a Christmas theme and I pulled out a stamp set from last year, Berry Christmas.   I love this set with the wreath, holly twig, bird, and holly berries!  I layered the cardstock and stamped the images on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig helped me line up the wreath hanger perfectly!  I added a few Basic Rhinestones to the wreath and for some extra bling, I added Dazzling Diamonds to the Merry Details Sizzlet star.  Simple and elegant!  You can view samples from the fabulous PPA design team here

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Versa Mark
Stamp Set:  Berry Christmas
Accessories: Merry Details Sizzlet Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Angie

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Second Challenge - Pals Paper Arts Challenge #70

I follow the blogs of several of the designers from Pals Paper Arts so today I decided to throw my hat into the ring of their weekly challenge.   This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and here is my entry:

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Chocolate Chip (textured), Real Red (textured), Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
DSP:  Greenhouse Gala
Stamp Set:  Short and Sweet, Friends Never Fade
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

I have loved the Greenhouse Gala paper since the new catalog came out and felt it would make a great centerpiece for my entry in the PPA challenge.   Hope you like it!

~ Angie

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's A Boy!

One of my co-workers had her first baby a couple of weeks ago and I've been wanting to make a special card for her and her husband.  She is a scrapbooker and card maker so I know she will appreciate a handmade card.   I knew I wanted to use Nursery Necessities - one of my all-time favorite stamp sets.  When paired with the Parisian Breeze DSP, it just makes my heart smile!  Here is the design I created:

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
DSP:  Parisian Breeze (retired)
Classic Ink:  Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Stamp Set:  Nursery Necessities (retired)
Accessories:  Extra-Large Star Punch, Basic Pearls, Button Latte Button, Linen Thread, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects (to adhere button)
Card Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"

I hope you enjoyed today's post - have a great Saturday!!!

~ Angie

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #47

I've been following the blog of one of the Goddesses from the Stampin' Royalty Challenge Blog.  Her name is Angela McKay and her blog is called North Shore Stamper.  She is a very talented paper crafter.  I love her clean, crisp and elegant style!  Today I decided to get my feet wet and participate in the weekly Stampin' Royalty Challenge.   This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and here is the card I designed:    

Card Ingredients:

CS:  chocolate chip, very vanilla, real red
DSP:  Merry Moments (retired)
Classic Ink:  Red Real, Garden Green (for sponging around the very vanilla piece)
Stamp Set:  Contempo Christmas
Accessories: Snowflake Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sparkly Silver Brad,  Sponge, Poly Twill Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Ribbon (retired), Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

I really enjoyed participating in this challenge.  You can definitely see more sketch challenges on my blog in weeks to come! 

Happy Stamping!

~ Angie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Button Snowman

Today I found a really cute card that I wanted to CASE.   It is from Stasia Sloma's Blog - Stampin' and Scrappin' with Stasia.  She has a great blog and I loved the card she made with the new Big Designer Buttons that Stampin' Up introduced in the holiday mini catalog.  Stasia used the colors baja breeze with blushing bride and I wanted to try out a non-traditional color combo.   Here are my card ingredients:

CS:  old olive, whisper white, melon mambo
DSP:  Ski Slope (retired)
Ink:  melon mambo (use a sponge to ink the edges of the hat)
Accessories:  big designer buttons - Deck the Halls, melon mambo ribbon, basic pearls, stampin' dimensionals,  lattice embossing folder, glue dots, mono adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Angie

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Journal

A few weeks ago I attended a women's retreat with some girlfriends from my church. As part of the retreat, the group leader asked me if I could bring some SU! supplies so we could each decorate a composition journal. So I dug through the many layers of DSP that I have and found some retired DSP that would be perfect for decorating a fall composition journal. Here is my finished product:

Journal Ingredients:
1 composition journal
Autumn Vine DSP (retired)
chocolate chip textured CS
sage shadow textured CS (retired)
more mustard textured CS
really rust CS (retired)
Falling Leaves stamp set
Define Your Life stamp set (retired)
ink: chocolate chip, sage shadow, more mustard
scallop circle punches
hodgepodge hardware (copper, retired)
chocolate chip and more mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
white embossing powder
linen thread
heat tool
chipboard leaves
Happy Stampin!
~ Angie

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Christmas Projects!!!

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to make Christmas cards. I took in another class last week at Frozen in Time and we made these great holiday projects! They have a lot of classes to choose from, call 978-9500 for more information or check out their website:

inside of gift card holder

outside of gift card holder

Reindeer Fun

Snowflake Magic

Vintage Santa

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Angie

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Christmas Card Sneak Peek

Okay, here it is... the sneak peek for the Christmas card class I'm hosting on Saturday, November 6th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This pictures shows 3 of the 5 cards we'll be making. Cost is $20 per person and you will go home with 20 hand-made Christmas cards, including envelopes.

Have a great week everyone!

~ Angie

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fabulous Fall Card Class!

Last night I attended a card class at Frozen In Time, the newest scrapbook store in Wichita. We made four Fall/Halloween Cards. I was so excited about the evening because I learned 1 new technique (Gamsol Magic) and used 3 products that I had never tried before: a Tim Holtz stamp, shaker cards and Flower Soft. The card with the witch used the Gamsol Magic technique. The thank you card used Flower Soft around the base of the pumpkin. The skull card and spider card are the shaker cards. The class was small - 4 participants and I came home with some new clear stamps! I'll definitely be attending another class in October.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The New Catalog has arrived!!!

The 2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalog
It's chock full of new stamp sets, new papers, new colors, and new accessories!
To view the new catalog click here

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Thoughts

Today's inspiration came from one of my favorite blogs, Crafty Girl Designs, by Tessa Wise. She one of the newest Artisan Award Winners for Stampin' Up and is very talented! I used one of the new hostess stamp sets from the 2010 - 2011 IBC - Apple Blossoms, as well as some of the new colors that became available July 1st: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Confetti White, Pear Pizzazz, Textured Perfect Plum

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Marina Mist

Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms

Accessories: snail adhesive, hemp twine, paper piercing tool, stamp-a-ma-jig

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful 4th of July tomorrow!

~ Angie

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Update

You can look for some new projects coming to my blog soon - I took a short hiatus this past month to plan and host our daughter's high school graduation and a trip to K-State for Orientation and Enrollment. It has been a fun time!

I have a couple of boxes arriving this week from Stampin' Up so I'll be able to play with new toys soon and you'll be able to get a sneak peek at some of the new stamp sets and colors!

I'm also hosting a new catalog preview party this Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Come on over - you're gonna love the new catalog!

Happy Stamping!

~ Angie

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Riding Hood Red Birthday

(inside of card)

Happy Friday everyone! Today's post is a clean and simple card I put together for a dear friend. She loves the color red so I decided to pair Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla. I layered the inside of the card for two reasons: 1) to cover up the prongs of the brads and 2) to jazz up the inside by using the scallop trim corner punch (a must have!).

Here are the card ingredients:

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

Ink: Riding Hood Red
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy

Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, 5/16" Jumbo Brads (Very Vanilla), 1/16" handheld circle punch or paper piercing tool

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Angie

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vintage Mother's Day

Well, here it is.......a mother's day card I am really proud of. I think spring when I look at the colors and I especially love the stamp set I used, Vintage Vogue. My inspiration for this card came from another Stampin' Up demonstrator, Laurie Zoellmer. I changed up the color combo to brighten the look of the card.
The Vintage Vogue stamp set came out in the Occasions Mini this past spring and will be carried over to the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. Yahoo!
Here are the card ingredients:
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Kiwi Kiss (retired In Color), Marvelous Magenta (retired)
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, All Holidays
Accessories: scallop border punch, dimensionals, snail adhesive, paper snips, half pearl, crystal effects
Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
~ Angie

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Color Samples!

Early Espresso with Pink Pirouette

Cherry Cobbler with Crumb Cake

Marina Mist with Tangerine Tango

Daffodil Delight with Baja Breeze

Cajun Craze with Wild Wasabi

Happy Monday everyone! I decided to create sample cards featuring the five new vibrant core colors that will be available July 1st with the release of the 2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalog. I have paired them each with a returning In Color, except for the Cherry Cobbler. I paired that sample card with Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft). My inspiration for these cards was found on the Stampin' Pretty blog, created by Mary Fish. You have to check out her projects - she is amazing!

Look for a Mother's Day card later this week. Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Angie

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Birthday Bliss!

Three of my favorite colors - tempting turqoise, melon mambo, and gable green - were used to make this cute birthday card for my niece, Allison. Here are the card ingredients:

Cardstock: melon mambo, tempting turquoise, gable green, whisper white

Ink: StazOn black, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, gable green, summer sun, lovely lilac

Stamp Set: Birthday Bliss

Accessories: blender pens, circle punches - 1 1/4", 1", 3/4" and 1/2", sponge, dimensionals, snail adhesive

Enjoy your Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!
~ Angie

Friday, April 23, 2010

Crimped Envelope Pocket Card

Today's post is a card I made many months ago and found when I was organizing my work area. I forgot how much I love this card and how simple it is to create! I found the idea on the Split Coast Stampers (SCS) website. You can find step by step instructions to create the card here:
Here are my card ingredients:

Cardstock: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant

Stamp Sets: Thought and Prayers, Fresh Cuts

Accessories: A2 size envelope, crimper, purple rhinestone brad, So Saffron ribbon (from Ribbon Originals), large oval punch, oval scallop punch, sponge, mini glue dots, snail adhesive, paper snips, paper trimmer

I hope you enjoyed today's post and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Decorative Tiles

I've been wanting to try my hand at creating decorative tiles for many months. I've seen them on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog, Stampin' by the Sea, and my BFF, Tina, made one for me as a Post-It note holder. Kimberly used a stencil, craft ink, and clear embossing powder. I decided to try StazOn ink. Wednesday was Administrative Professional's Day so I decided that this would be the perfect week to give it a try. I have 10 co-workers and this will be a perfect gift for them!

Here are the project ingredients:

Ink: StazOn - Timber Brown and Olive Green

Stamp Sets: Dreams du Jour, Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature, Sense of Time

Accessories: 6 x 6 ceramic tile, StazOn All Purpose Cleaner (to clean stamps), sponge daubers, plate stand

StazOn is the required type of ink to use on ceramic tiles. It is a fast drying solvent ink. You can also use it on plastic, metal, glass, laminated paper, and leather. It dries in 3 - 5 minutes on non-porous surfaces. Stampin' Up sells black and white. I purchased my colored StazOn ink pads from Hobby Lobby. This really was an easy project - the most difficult part was making sure I stamped straight down on the tile so the images would not smear.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stencil Beauty

(inside of the card)

I am really lovin' the stencils I purchased through Stampin' Up's Decor Elements Line! You can use the stencils to decorate your house but they can also be used for cards and scrapbook pages. So if you don't have a lot stamps, you can invest in stencils as a cost efffective alternative. Here are the ingredients for this simple card:

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Elegant Trio stencil set, sponge, scallop border corner punch, half pearl, dimensionals, snail adhesive, Nestabilities Labels 3, Birds and Swirls embosssing folder, Cuttlebug

The other stencil set I purchased is the Folk Flowers. I'll try to whip up a project with them later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, April 19, 2010

It's A Boy Journal

Today's post was inspired by a project I saw in the February issue of Stampin' Success. I have a friend that will be a grandma in a few months so I thought I would decorate the outside of a Stampin' Up art journal for her daughter. The journal pages are blank so she can record her thoughts and feelings as her pregnancy progresses. She could also add some snapshots to the pages. Here are the project ingredients:

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy

Designer Series Paper (DSP): Summer Picnic

Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede

Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities

Accessories: white gel pen, Playground designer button, star punch, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, paper piercing tool, snail adhesive, mini glue dots, dimensionals, On Board Art Journal, chipboard letter "b"

Thanks for stopping in today!


Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today's card was inspired from a card I saw on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog, Stampin' by the Sea. She used one of Stampin' Up's Decor Elements stencils to create a quick and lovely card. I love Kraft and Tempting Turquoise together. Here are my card ingredients:

Cardstock: kraft, tempting turquoise, chocolate chip
Ink: tempting turquoise classic ink pad, chocolate chip classic ink pad, and chocolate chip marker

Stencil: fleur-de-lis from the Elegant Trio stencil set

Stamp Set: Define Your Life

Accessories: button latte, color spritzer, linen thread, crystal effects, snail adhesive, scallop trim border punch , sponge, scoring tool
Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My First Post!

I took the plunge and created a blog this evening. I'm feeling like an old dog that has many new tricks to learn. This week I received the newest issue of Stampin' Success that introduced demonstrators to the Color Renovation announced last week. It is a beautiful issue! I am really excited about the new color collections and have already started thinning out my ink and paper that will be retired at the end of June. Stampin' Up also sent us a sample of the 5 new colors - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and Marina Mist. I cannot wait to get my fingers inky and make a card with some of the new colors. Remember that you can order from my Stampin' Up website 24/7 at: I hope to create a blog that will inspire you to create wonderful cards and paper creations!