New Year's Eve at SCS!

So, I'm going to be doing the NYE challenges at SCS, and instead of doing a post for each card, I'll be lumping them into just this one. Updated all night. The master thread for the challenges can be found here!

This challenge is SCSNYE03
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU) & Just Jawing (SU)
Paper: Scraps
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Accessories: Glitter pens, rhinestone brad

This challenge is SCSNYE02
Stamps: Lexicon of Love (SU)
Paper: Scraps
Ink: Night of Navy, Rose Red
Accessories: ribbon, glitter pen

This challenge is SCSNYE01
Stamps: Best Yet (SU), Crazy for Cupcakes (SU)
Paper: Basic Grey, Junkitz, Bazzill
Ink: Choclate Chip, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Glitter pens


This challenge can be found here!

Stamps: Best Yet (SU)
Paper: Blush (Basic Grey), Bazzill
Ink: Night of Navy (SU), Dark Brown (CB)
Accessories: brads, glitter pens


Coupon Book for ME!

I rarely make things for myself it seems. THIS is for me though!! It's a cute little coupon book, big enough for big coupons, small enough it won't tale up much room in my purse.
Stamps: Live Like You Mean It (SU)
Inks: Chocolate Chip (SU) & Night of Navy (S)
Paper: Scraps
Other: Crystal Effects, Bind it All, Sakura glitter pens, Scallop Border punch (SU), Tab punch (SU), ribbon

Friend to friend

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes (S)
Ink: Tango Tangerine (SU) & Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper: Scraps
Other: brads, glitter pens, scallop border punch (SU)


Happy Valentine's day!

Stamps: A Happy Heart (SU)
Ink: Basic Black (SU), Taken with Teal (S), Bravo Burgundy (SU)
Paper: Bo Bunny
Other: Scallop Border Punch (SU) Word Window punch (SU)


Live with Passion

Stamps: Inspired by Nature (SU)
Inks: Staz on Jet Black, Always Artichoke (SU), Taken with Teal (SU)
Paper: Bo Bunny
Other: Sakura Glitter pens, ribbon

the tutorial for this can be found here.

Stamp Club @ Country Scrappin'

At the crop on Saturday there was a lot of interest in starting a Stamp Club for the girls out in the Stevensville area.

We would have the club meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month it runs (depending on the number of people who sign up) at Country Scrappin'. . Cost would be a 1 time fee of $25, plus each member would have to order $20 each month. Each member would take turns playing hostess so everyone would get a chance for hostess bene's. Children are welcome, but please they should be 14 yrs or older so they can follow along more easily.

There are 8 spots open. If you would be interested please contact myself or Donna. I'll be sending out an email after the 1st of the year with all the details.

Tutorial: Star Album

Red line tape
3 sheets of 3 colors of 12X12 cardstock or heavy double sided paper (You can use anything, but for the ease of this tutorial I used 3 different colors so you could better see how to put it together.)
Chipboard for front/back covers (approx 5 1/2" squares, 2 pieces)
Extra sheets of coordinating paper to deco covers & insides

Now let's make the album!
Step 1: Cut 6 pieces of CS 11" X 5 3/4" (For this it's red)
Step 2: Cut 6 pieces of CS 9 1/2" X 5 3/4" (For this it's teal)
Step 3: Cut 6 pieces of CS 8" X 5 3/4" (For this it's patterned)
Step 4: Fold all pieces in half. Lengthwise

Step 5: Place Red line tape on the inside ends of the 2 biggest sets of paper. Not the smallest sheets. (In this case it is the red & teal papers)
Step 6: Line of the ends of the largest and middle sheet. Peel away red line layer, and attach.
Step 7: Take the smallest sheet, peel away red line layer on the middle sheet, and attach lined up. It will look like the below picture.

Step 8: Complete with the rest of the 5 sets of papers.
Step 9: Once completed, repeat steps #5-#7 on the other side of papers.
Step 10: Now, you are going to stack them up. All folded ends lined up on top of each other, and the open ends lined up. Take the first group of papers, outline with red line tape, and attach the second group of papers on top. It will look like the below picture after the first 2 sets are attached.

Step 11: Continue until all 6 groupings of papers are attached. One on top of the other. Once they are all attached, you can open it up and you will see why this is called a "STAR ALBUM." You are almost done!

Step 12: Take a length of ribbon, and glue it to the outside, and around, covers of the album. This will be how you keep the album open or closed.
Step 13: Decorate The chip board covers, then attach over the ribbon.
Step 14: Decorate the rest of your mini album and you're done!!

*This was yesterday's class at Country Scrappin'



Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment (SU)
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP (SU), Scraps
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Other: Flower punch(SU), Circle Punch (SU), Scallop Border punch (SU), Sakura glitter pens.

Cropping the day away!

I'll be in Stevensville all day laughing & making messes with my friends. I'm quite excited, except for the fact that I've hurt my back/hip/something and while I have never been to a Chiro, I wanted to go yesterday- and he's out until Monday. Me sitting is not going to be fun. I'm bringing a pillow and if you show up- don't mind me when I grunt and groan moving around.

I think the crop is full, but feel free to swing by!


SCS: IC156

The challenge can be found here
(I picked BOUGHS OF WHIMSY for my mojo.)

Stamps: Seeing Spots (SU), Enjoy Every Moment (SU)
Paper: scraps
Ink: Ruby Red, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: brad, Sakura glitter pen, Metallic pen, SU's scallop border punch


SCS: CC188

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment (SU)
Paper: Pirouette Pink (SU), Basic Black (SU), paper scraps
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Accessories: ribbon, brad, glitter gems (AC), ZIG marker

SCS: 3D072 SUO

The challenge can be found here.

Stamps: A Happy Heart
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Pink Passion CS
Ink: Basic Grey, Rose Red
Accessories: dimensionals, brad, slot punch


Embrace Life.

The challenge was: What it is to be merry
Since I hadn't scrapped in so long, and I came across this picture- I figured it was perfect!
STAMPS: SU's A Happy Heart & Embrace Life
INK: Chocolate Chip & Brocade Blue
Other: SU's rub on's, Sakura glitter pens (blue, brown & clear,) brads


SS: Pocket Calendar (tutorial)

Red Line Tape (any width, but I prefer the 1" wide.)
Pocket Calendar (any type, but I hit up our dollar store- great steal!)
Pretty Paper & embellishments

Step 1: Outline the outside of the pocket calendar with red line tape. I do this to give the calendar more weight & durability. The plastic coverings are usually very thin- if you get a cheap calendar. The paper will add bulk- which makes it last forever!

Step 2: Peel off the red protective sheet on the tape, and place paper over the top. Trim paper around the calendar so it is now covered. You can pre cut out the paper, by tracing the calendar as a template. I don't for the pure fact that I can rarely get it centered correctly.

Step 3: Adhere ribbon down the center. I chose to cover most of the ribbon with a coordinating piece of paper. You do not need to do this. I leave enough room at the front so I can tie the ribbon on the front, not the side, so it doesn't get hung up in a bag or purse.

Step 4: Embellish & make it your own!

This was done for my SS group, which met on 12/19/08 (Stamper's Supreme, is a Stamp Club based in Hamilton, Montana) and every 3rd Friday of the month. Contact me for details.

Kim- for you

Kim, for you because I sold out of them and you wanted one. I'll drop it off at your place when you get home.


Scrap the Year Away

WHEN: Saturday, December 27th
TIME: 10am till 4pm
WHERE: Country Scrappin' in Stevensville, MT.
WHAT: Come scrap, eat and take a class from Me! Late and early enough that driving conditions will be during the day time.
COST: $25* per person (lunch provided)

Call Donna at: (406)777-3881 to reserve your space.
Space is limited, sign up in NOW!!!

*$5 non-refundable fee to save you a spot. Due at time of sign up.


Christmas Coaster's

So, I have been plotting and figuring out what to give my Secret Santa (at school) and happened by some seriously hideous coasters. They were $2 for a set of 4, so I picked up 2. Thus began the experiment to make them pretty.
Now, stickers, paper & mod podge later, they look very fun. Not sure which she'll get, probably the bottom as it's more her style. Perfect for coffee that is sure to be in abundance with the temperature's we're gonna have this week!
(Today's high is supposed to be 1, we have yet to hit that high. Cry for me, seriously. Remember, I'm from Texas- I do not do cold.)


Thank You

Stamps: Elegant Thankyou (SU), Petal Pizzazz (SU)
Inks: Pirouette Pink (SU), Basic Black, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP (SU)
Other: brads, Sakura glitter pens


SU's Retired F/W 2008 List

Here is the list of retired stamps.

Feel free to click here if you would like to order anything. 10% off if you order before 12/23!!

I'm making a personal order Friday evening, so ring me up, or swing by- if you'd like me to attach your order to mine.

PS: I received my pre-order goodies via Mr. Brown. WAHOOOO!! So sad that I won't get to play till Friday most likely...


Craft Fair times

My friend Maria & I got booth's right next to each other. Purpose: someone to talk to, someone to laugh with, and most important- potty breaks! We also had a good time- which counts!


Love you THIS much: Star Book

Can you believe I forgot to take a picture of this opened?! Well, no fear, I had a friend ask for the instructions, and so a picture tutorial is in the works. Stay tuned- I sold out of them (made 4) so I'll whip one up tomorrow to post.

I'm doing a craft fair today!

You can find me in Corvallis!

I've taken lots of pictures of what I've made, but have only posted a few. This is *the* craft fair around here. Enough that I've stopped doing any others and concentrate on this one alone.

The fair starts at 9am and goes until 5pm (though I left last year around 3 because I sold out!)



I love him, but I'm gonna kill him.

He WALKED ON Henry. How the heck can you not see Henry? Seriously- that was his excuse.
*updated* 5:40pm
It was on the floor, only because I was using it! He wasn't paying attention, and ... well, that is all. :)


Stamps: Deer Friends , Love Labels
Paper: Random scraps
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle, Cicrle Scallop
Other: glitter, york mints


SU's Holiday Extravaganza: Up & Going!

Stampin' Up's! Holiday Extravaganze is up and running!!

Click here to see all the nifty bargains (punches, tins, books, stamps, paper!)

Click the "SHOP NOW" link at the top right side after you go to my site. :)


Lovin' Mr. Brown

Never fear, Mr. Brown (aka UPS man) came with my SS club order from yesterday. Yes, I placed the order yesterday, and yes, I got it today. It's not my fault- my older than dirt corner punch bit the dust, and I *HAVE* to have it to finish a project for Saturday. I almost never pay for next day- I'm too cheap.

Anyhow, it's hear, and after divvying up everything, I realized the sad truth, I ordered no stamps for myself. How is that for sadness? Oh well, corner punch in hand, I shall finish project #5 for Saturday and be happy once again.


Babygift for Blueberry

I had a lot of fun with this. A friend/neighbor who has been struggling with infertility and trying for a baby as long as we have is expecting. It's been wonderful! She nicknamed her baby "Blueberry" thanks to our doctor. I tried, in vain, to find blueberry fabric, but no such luck. The inner section of the card is lovely- but it's intended for her eyes only... but trust me. :)
STAMPS: So Many Scallops
PAPER: Bella Rose, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
OTHER: Coluzzle, ribbon, glitter, spiral punch


Tutorial: Pretty Pens

Supplies Needed:
Pens (I like RSVP pens, but any will work)
Red Tacky Tape (comes in 4 sizes, I use the widest, and the narrowest)
Heat Gun

Tray (something to contain the beads)

Step One: Empty beads into a tray. The cover a pent with the red tacky tape. I use the widest and the narrowest ones. Completely cover what you wish to bead. Don't worry about lining ends up yet.

Step Two: Peel away the red liner. Then take the narrowest tacky tape and make a clean edge at the top and bottom. Peel away liner.

Step Three: (Take off cap if you wish) Roll the pen in the tray/beads. Cover well.

Step Four: Once covered, roll between your palms and roll in beads again. Repeat as needed till pen is covered how you wish.

Step Five: Use your heat gun to warm up the beads/tape. While the pen is still warm, roll between pals to really stick down the beads.

Once done, they look like this!! It's quick, easy, and everyone loves to write with a happy pen!

Here is a link to the post that someone asked how I did it. I saw it in the gallery at 2 Peas and thought I would figure it out. Fun stuff for sure!!