Friday, August 31, 2007

Christmas flower

Happy Friday Stampers!

I decided to go with traditional Christmas colors using Bo Bunny paper and Bazzil red & green. The ribbon is from Oh My Ribbons & Bows. I punch the flowers out (EKS) several layers combined together, creasing petals to give a dimensional appearance. I placed a small red Prima and a green stripe brad in center of the flowers. Giga & Mega Marvy circle scallop punches were used. Edges inked with Real Rojo (SU). Merry Christmas stamp from a holiday mixed set (Michael's). Tag corner punch (SU). Glorious Green ink (SU) edges around sentiment.
Click on image to enlarge. Thanks for visiting today! Have a great weekend and happy stampin'! Deb

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pink Poodles!

Poodling around!!

Feeling the pink thing today! I love this adorable Poodle paper by Reminsce. CS-Pink Passion (SU) Chocolate brown textured paper-Bazzil. Prima flowers, mini brad and "just because" circle are from my stash. Pink w/brown stitched ribbon (from blog candy). I put a smaller Prima flower behind the "just because" too on the turned back paper for the little flower effect. Thanks for your visits! Happy stampin'! Deb

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Happy Holidays in August!

Happy Wednesday stampers! Another beautiful day to create...

I just adore this pretty green and gold Florentine paper by Paper Co. so I put it to good use! The moss green scallop CS and Burnt sienna/red & gold shimmer CS by Bazzil were used for flowers and sentiment. I used the Marvy giga round scallop punch along with EKS flower punch. I creased the petals for interest and dimension. Green bling in center! Harvest gold ribbon is from Ribbons and Bows Oh My. Sentiment stamp-Happy Holidays from Warmest Regards set- SU.
Real Rojo ink- SU, pop dots, EKS corner rounder punch, Fiskars scallop edge scissors.
Hope you enjoy this card and thanks for visiting! Deb

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wishes & Kisses

Snowflake cuttlebug... Just loving these CB folders! Pretty In Pink CS- (SU) Black textured paper-(Bazzil). Onsie rubber stamp I found in my Christmas stamps box! Tag punch (SU). Pop dots, black inked edges (around sentiment). Sheer pink & black ribbon-(Michael's). Hope you day is going great! Thanks for stopping by today! Deb

Aloha August Swap

I received this darling Bella from my swap sistah (as Jen would say), Tracey, from the monthly Aloha swap. Isn't it fun having good mail days? I know we all just love it! Thanks Tracey!
Happy stampin'! Deb

Monday, August 27, 2007

Bella birthday note cards


My best friend (of over 40 years) is having her big day today! I sent her last week these cute Bella real estate agent note cards. My friend is a realtor, and these will be just perfect after she sells a house! She called me and just adored them! So Bella is going to the office for all of the agents to view! My friend (Cindy) thinks people will custom order the Bella's! LOL!

Also included on this post is the fun birthday card I made for Cindy. She mentioned that the card is like a present too! Oh goodie!
Thanks for your visits and your wonderful comments! Happy stampin' ~ Deb


Happy Monday stampers!

Costco paper slab! Wild Asparagus, My Mind's Eye & Magnolia paper such a great deal! 360 sheets for $12.00!

I used the slab papers (3) along with Groovy guava for background paper. The slab paper has 3 coordinating papers with each design. Very handy indeed! Moss green textured scalloped edge card stock. The ribbon is from
Ribbon and bows oh my The Groovy Guava ribbon would have been nice, but I have not received it yet! Circle punch (Marvy), CUTE stamp (SU) ( So very set). Certainly Celery ink (SU), Word punch (SU). Green mini brad MM. Have a happy day! Deb

Sunday, August 26, 2007


And the winner is....

Randomly selected from a big bowl by my DH, the winner is Alexandra Californiastampin Thanks to everyone for a great challenge! Alexandra please email your addie and I will get your goodies off to you! It is so amazing that a Californian won, out of all the entries from all over the country (countries)!! Deb

Johnny's birthday card

A very special birthday card for a very special man.

The "set up"...
My DH just completed a 2 year custom showcase home for a very special person and client. The client is in the movie business, he does music scores. My DH built him a multi level audio room with many large flat screens and a sound system to knock your socks off! The house is amazing with no expense spared on anything! Top of the line all the way! So needless to say, we have been very blessed with this custom project and the doors that it has opened. Now back to the card, serious matters! The customer had a huge celebration for his new home and birthday party, so I had to make a card suitable for this occasion. Ahhh...the vintage look music sheet paper! Perfect! A little hardware and tag punch, stamped a great sentiment on the inside and we are good to go! The card was well received, and even better knowing that it had been hand made especially for his special day! Thanks for viewing my blog, that I love so much to share with you all! Deb


Gate fold challenge ended! Thanks to all the fabulous participants and their efforts in creating these wonderful cards!

The winner and the mystery prizes shall be posted August 27th. !!!!!

This was so much fun! All of the gate folds were terrific! I loved seeing what you all created! Such a talented group! Good luck everyone!

Holiday happy

Happy Sunday stampers!
Holiday happy card! Crisp clean and a breeze! CS-Bazzil , PP-Bo Bunny
Sentiment-happy-(SU) Happy Everything set. Ink- Real Red - (SU). Green stripe brad (Oriental Trading Co.). Fiskars scallop edge scissors, pop dots. Wide red ribbon (Michael's). CB folder- Stylized Flowers, Marvy mega circle scallop punch.
I think I will do a mini series of these in a mix of colors and design., keeping them sweet and simple. Thanks for popping by! Happy stampin'!

We have a winner for the gate fold challenge! Announcement soon to be posted!


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Happy Saturday stampers!
Flossie sent me some fun pumpkin images, and this is one I just adore! He just turned my life upside down! So much fun, and big hugs to Flossie! CS is Bazzil gold autumn harvest,.I colored the image with SU water color pencils and used ink gel pens for accent. I used SU's Soft Pastel chalks for the background. The Happy Halloween stamp is from Inkadinkado. and inked the edges with Orange ink. Ribbon-Halloween check from Michael's.
I Hope your day is right side up and fabulous!
Thanks for cruising by today! Deb

Friday, August 24, 2007

Butterflies Challenge

This fun challenge is with . She is so sweet and this was a a fun challenge! The butterflies stamp is from SU-the purple pattern paper beneath the vellum I believe is Basic Grey. The Hello stamp is Inkadinkado. Butterflies were colored using ink gel pens. TMF! Deb

Beate's weekend challenge #16

Back again... It's has been a gorgeous day here in San Diego, California! I enjoyed my gardening thing and a great walk through the groves with Lobie (German Shepherd) and on to card creations! TMF! What more could I ask for? I am good to go or stay in this case!

This card is for Beate's weekend challenge #16. CS-Pink Passion -SU & Whisper White (1/2 circle)-PP-(Stripe) MM, CB-stems folder, Martha Stewart white flower embellie, Word punch -SU-sentiment (sweet) from So Very set- SU. Pink gingham ribbon. I hope it was okay to use the white flower for my top left circle part of this sketch, it is round! LOL! Thanks Beate! Deb~

Polar Bear Express

Happy Friday stampers!

This fun stamp was just a blast to stamp and color! This image is so cute and makes me smile! I certainly hope it puts one on your face as well! Aren't these kids adorable?
Polar Bear stamp (?) Winter Wishes stamp-Penny Black. Image water colored and white gel writer pen used. CS-Turquoise blue Bazzil(?) Whisper White -SU, BG papers,American Craft & Bella Press. Ribbon-Basic Basic- Michael's Craft Store. EKS corner rounder, pop dots. Have a wonderful stampin' day! Deb

Gate fold challenge closes Saturday, August 25th! Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Autumn Leaves

Happy Thursday stampers!
This card was fun to create, as I couldn't wait to test out my new tree group stamp from Rubber Stampede! I used Color Box fluid chalks on the stamp (olive pastel & yellow citrus). The yellow is more toward the mustard color which is what I was going for. CS by Bazzil with the exception Almost artichoke-SU. Embellies from Michael's Craft Store, as well as the ribbon. Tag punch SU. Brassy leaf brad-Oriental Trading Co.
Thanks for stopping by, have a terrific day!
Happy stampin'! Deb

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's a bugs life!

I have been having fun going through my paper today and making some cards! I just thought this paper was so darn cute! Hope you all enjoy it too! Thanks for visiting!
Card stock-Whisper White, SU, Shimmer orange-Bazzil, Wild Wasabi -SU, Bug paper-Reminisce. Bug me anytime stamp-Very Punny set-SU. Tag punch- SU. Ribbon-Dashes, Dots and Checks-Michael's). SO PLEASE BUG ME ANYTIME!! Deb

This sketch is from a precious little 6 year! Talk about starting early! I think we have a designer on our hands here ladies! Her Mom's blog (Laura) is and you can see it there! I just couldn't resist this little girl's challenge! Too cute! This will make a cute thank you card. I hope you like the card Meg! Happy crafting! Deb


Happy Tuesday!

The paper inspired me to create this card today. Who could go wrong with this fabulous paper? Just love it!

Basic Grey paper, card stock all by Bazzil (tan & orange/rust). SU tag punch, black grosgrain ribbon, black picture frame brads , sentiment (had in my stash) and pop dots beneath sentiment. Thanks for your visits and all of your wonderful comments! Have a great day!

The gate fold challenge is going great! Thanks to all of you participating, you are doing such nice cards! The candy is so sweet for the lucky winner! Deb

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Beate's sketch weekend challenge # 15

Happy Sunday creative friends!

This was my first Beate's sketch challenge! In fact it is my first "sketch" card ever! It is about time for heaven's sake! I certainly hope this is up to standards for the sketch, I enjoyed making this card! The ingredients are as follows: Card stock-Whisper White- SU, Purely Pomegranate -SU, Apricot Appeal-SU, Pretty in Pink -SU. Floral paper-Lollia (Roses), Striped paper-MM. Stamps-SU-Happy Memories set, Ink-Pink Passion-SU. Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon strip, pop dots beneath, stamped images. SU-Corner tag punch.

Thanks for your visits and happy stampin'! Deb

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lots of hugs


This cute birdie paper by Heidi Grace and coordination paper is sweet! I am not sure if you can tell in the picture, but the birdie's bodies are a soft brush material.
The flowers are from Prima (of course) and the SU word punch was used for the stamped sentiment (?). Ink-SU-Lovely Lilac.
Thanks for stopping by! Oh and I am going to get the challenge up tomorrow! Stayed tuned! Deb


Happy Thursday stampers!

Oh so charming...hope you all are charmed by this one!
All of the card stock is SU, Whisper white, Pretty In Pink, Wild Wasabi & Purely Pomegranate.
The pattern paper was sent to me by Cardcreme in the blog candy I won, I just adore it! The charming sentiment was in an assorted pack by MM.
The pink & green dots ribbon is by Basic Basic-(Michael's.)
Thanks for your visit, happy day! A stampin' I will go...Deb

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

All Kine Ways Challenge


This challenge is for Jen over at Piece's of Me. A fun challenge using one stamp two ways.

SU Whisper White card stock, Darling wheelbarrow stamp SU -Love ya bunches set. Certainly Celery & Cool Caribbean inks were used. SU soft subtle chalk. Green & white polka dot paper by Nana's Kids. Blue & white polka dot paper , not sure as it was a scrap! Rounded corner punch, pop dots, ribbon (Basic Basic) Michael's.
Have a happy creative day! Deb

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Nicest nominees

Happy Tuesday bloggers! Welcome!

I was nominated for the blogger Nice Matter's by oh so nice Patsy J! Thank you very much!
I nominated the following super nice bloggers that share and support with such a kind spirit.
I am trying to get the award image over here, having issues! LOL! You all know it by now the vintage shoe picture. Oh well! Deb

1) Angelosity
2) Thoughts Of A Cardmaking Scrapbooker
3) Stampin' d' Amour
4) Li'l Buck's Creations
5) Shabbychick

Now the link's aren't happening! Oh dear! I am so sorry!
Thanks for all being so nice, as it DOES MATTER! Have a great day! ~Deb

Monday, August 13, 2007

Surf's up!

Another happy Monday card to share! My fun little surfin' penguin's by Memory Box are hanging 10! Just a fun card to make, and I just love these stamps! TMF!
Random orange card stock-Bashful Blue-SU. Tempting Turquoise -SU.
Cuttlebug swirls folder, cut top for wave effect.
Penguin's stamp-Memory Box.
Crabby stamp-Heather. Surf's up-Memory Box .
Inkadinkado black ink used on all stamped images.
Gel roll pens & watercolors. Pop dots. Surf's up, gotta run!
Thanks for your visit! Deb

What a treat!

Oh happy Monday stampers and scrappers!
I received my blog candy goodies from Sherrie over at Cardcreme. Not only was the bag full of beautiful ribbon, paper and clear stamps, there was also an amazing card made for me by Sherrie! I can't stop looking at this card, her techniques and perfection dazzles me! Talk about inspiration, Sherrie has given me plenty! Thanks Sherrie, you are so sweet! Deb

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Half Circles Prima Birdie card


You know how all of a sudden a light goes off in your head, well this one just came to me, after I spread out my serious paper haul from a great scrapper store sale! Oh did I have fun, I was in the store for almost 2 hours! It was a blast, and to top it off Inkadinkado and Hero Arts were having a buy 3 and get one for FREE! So I stocked up on more fab stamps!
This card turned out nice, no stamping required on this layout, I felt it had enough going on without a sentiment on the front, so when I send it out, I can stamp accordingly.
The pretty Bazzil Harvest Gold textured shimmer paper rocks! The coordinating pattern paper is by, We R Memory keepers. The flower embellies are suede! Probably a faux suede that is amazingly real looking and to touch! I haven't seen these cool flowers before! They are also from WRMK (flower patch) and the stitching is so cool!
Gold gem bling in center of flower and the cute olive Prima birdie adorn the card. The ribbon was in a basket at the checkout counter, strategically placed of course! I grabbed it and it was a perfect match for my creation! (WRMK) . So, that's my story and I am sticking to it!
Happy day to all my blogging friends! Thanks for visiting! Deb

Thursday, August 9, 2007

By Sam Challenge

Flower Power! I made this card for By Sam's challenge. I hope it isn't too obvious that I handmade the card without using a template! Adds to the beauty, right? LOL! Fun challenge!
Happy day to all!
Paper by American Craft. Thanks for visiting! Happy stampin'! Deb
Stamp(s)- happy everything set.
Stitched ribbon-Dashes, Dots & Checks (Michael's)
Prima flowers & flower brad (Oriental Trading Co.).

Glitter Butterfly

This card was made from scraps I had in my stash! The pretty blue shimmer paper (card stock) is by Paper Co. The purple paper was some random paper I found. I like the shimmer gold against the purple paper and the pattern paper byFancy Pants or perhaps Flair Designs, not sure! The glitter butterfly was recycled from a gift bag I had received. Hello stamp by Stampendous. SU corner tag punch. Sheer blue ribbon-Offray.
Thanks for visiting! Happy Day! Deb

Diane's Inspiration Challenge

Happy Thursday stampers!
What fun this challenge was, thanks to Diane! You post your inspiration picture along with your card creation! I have this picture in my home and I love the images and the colors, so it was my inspriration for this challenge card. Thanks for visiting! Happy stamping!

Card recipe:
Card stock - Whisper White SU
Harvest gold paper - Costco Slab
Hunter Green textured paper- Bazzil
Stamp- Penny Black - Cherry Blossom
White Marvy markers, dash of gold
Hunter green ribbon-SU
SU-Ticket punch

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Pumpkin Stand

Happy Tuesday!

I am getting into the seasonal cards,it is so much fun! I love the corn stalks and pumpkins everywhere in October. Don't you? Can you believe how fast this summer has gone by? Thanks for visiting and happy day!

I just received this cute pumpkin stand stamp by Amuse. I love fall colors so much,I find it easy to get into the earth tones palette. These little stamps are just so fun! They have a ton to select from, hurry! Deb

The receipe for this card: Simple and fun!
The card stock is a great rust (Bazzil),that unfortunately didn't photograph true to color. The next layer is a shimmer pale orange (Paper Co.), and the striped paper is by Deja Views (Home for the Harvest collection).
Pumpkin Stand stamp-Amuse.
Happy Halloween stamp- Mini set from Michael's.
Marvy markers,SU corner tag punch, Marvy Giga & Mega scallop circle punches, and a small circle punch. Harvest gold satin ribbon-"Sold-By-Spool" (michael's). Pop dots beneath pumpkin stand stamp scallop.



I just wanted to officially thank Sherrie at Cardcreme for the recent blog candy contest which I won! I am so happy and excited to look forward to the goodies and a special card made by Sherrie! 115 entries and I got lucky! Thanks again! I will be back soon with some new creations to post later! Deb

Monday, August 6, 2007

Cherry Blossom


I was feeling the Asian thing, but I wanted to keep it cherry (cheery)! So I integrated some bright pattern paper and bright card stock paper to make this card today. Thanks for visiting! Happy stampin'! Deb

Card stock- SU - Tempting Turquoise
PP- source unknown, perhaps Fancy Pants
Light blue textured paper- Paper Co.
Pink Passion- SU.
Cherry Blossom stamp- Penny Black
Asian Longevity stamp-random stamp from my stash!
Ink- Inkadinkado- black
Gel roll markers, (some glitter pens) on blossoms.
Water color branches- brown,
SU-Corner tag punch.
Turquoise bling rounds.
Ribbon-Dashes, Dots & Checks-Michael's.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Peacful WIshes


I am getting a little head start on my various Christmas card creations. This is one of my favorites from SU - Peaceful Wishes set. I thought this sharp silver striped glittery paper would really set off the sentiment. So Christmas in August! TMF!

Black and Cardinal Red paper by Paper Co.
Silver paper-Paper Co.
Peaceful Wishes stamp- SU -White Craft Ink SU.
The Poinsettia stamp is by Inkaindado-sparkle gel pens used.
SU- Corner tag punch.
Dimensionals beneath sentiment.
Red fiber-Michael's (knitting dept.).

Thanks for visitng and happy stampin' today!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Orange, blue & white challenge

Over at Wendy's Way blog there is an orange blue & white card challenge,I hope I am not to late to post! Have a happy stamping day! Deb

Card stock- two sided orange/papaya shimmer-Paper co.
Bashful blue-SU.
Pattern paper-Flair Designs (Paradise Collection).
Stamp-Fun in the sun -Vap Scrap.
Ink-Inkadinkado-black\Edges inked with Apricot appeal-SU.
Fiskars scallop scissors.
Marvey Giga and Mega circle scallop punches.
Pop dots.
Gingham ribbon-SU.

Thank you

Another Saturday post! Oh happy day!

This card was my take on Tracy Durcan's recent post. She is top drawer in my book!

This is a 5" x 5" card, using some nice paper I found in my paper stash. I had a hard time coordinating the stripes with the pattern paper, but I thought this would work. Happy day to you and thanks for visiting!

Card stock-Creamy Carmel- SU
Papaya shimmer-Paper Co.
Striped paper-EK Success
Floral paper-Daisy's D's
Thank you stamp-SU
SU-corner tag punch
pop dots
Sheer creations ribbon-Michael's.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Happy Thursday!

I had not used this snowman stamp, and I just couldn't wait to get him on a card! He makes me smile and I hope he does the same for you! Thanks for visitng!

Card stock- Whisper White -SU.
Paper-(textured) yellow & red by Paper Co.
Stamp (snowman)Stampassions (retired 98')
Sentiment stamp-(be merry) SU.
Ink gel pens and water color paint.
Tag corner punch-SU.
Red & green gingham ribbon-Michael's.
Pop dots beneath sentiment.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Summer time fruit swap


These cards are for a swap I was just in over at PCMB. The theme was Summer time fruits. I love cherries and my Marvy scallop punch, so here are my 6 cards!
White cardstock-mini notecards-Michael's.
Paper bt Creative Imaginations.
Summer acrylic stamp by Scrappy Cat.
Red stitched ribbon- (very similiar to SU).
Happy Day! Thanks for visiting!