Sept. 29th Stamp-A-Stack

I’m only posting two of the five cards that we made in my Stamp-A-Stack tonight as one is the card that I made with the shimmer paint and the Kind Thoughts Brocade Decor Stencil that I posted last Friday, and two are going to be used in my Card Camp this coming Saturday.  So if you want to see those two cards, check back after Saturday when I will do a Card Camp post and include those as well as the other two cards we’ll make at Card Camp.  Okay, hope that wasn’t too confusing!!

This card uses the Embrace Life and Sincere Salutations stamp sets.  I also used Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke card stock.


The Embrace Life set # 114958 is a set of five stamps for $25.95. 
Sincere Salutations #115068 is a great greeting set of eight stamps for $23.95.


For this card I used the Simple Friendship stamp set, Chocolate Chip and Almost Amethyst card stock and the Scallop Edge punch.


The Simple Friendship stamp set #113397 is a set of seven stamps for $25.95, and the Scallop Edge punch #112091 is $15.95.


If you would like to attend any of my classes, or order supplies to make your own cards, please call or email me!  Happy Stamping!



Posted on : Sep 29 2009

Jacie’s Birthday!

Well my little niece, Jacie just turned six!  Seems like just yesterday that she was a little baby!!


Jacie had a G-Force cake since she didn’t want Princess and they didn’t have Pokemon or Bakugan!


Here is a sample of the goodie bags that I made for each of the kids.  I used the cupcake wheel and a Chocolate Chip ink cartridge for the bags and the Crazy for Cupcakes and Taffy Alphabet stamp sets for the names.

I did give her the Sweet Treats birthday card that I posted a couple weeks ago and she wanted to break open the sweet treat cup to get at the sprinkles as soon as she opened the card! 
Happy Birthday Jacie!


Posted on : Sep 29 2009

Shimmer Paint!

Happy Friday!  This Friday, I’m posting a card that I made using the Frost White Shimmer Paint from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I also used the Kind Thoughts Brocade Small Decor Stencil.  I used a sponge dauber to daub the ink through the stencil.  It was very easy and more shimmery in real life than the picture shows.  I’m going to be using the Shimmer Paint on some of my holiday cards for sure!

The card stock colors I used are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White.  I also used the Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches, and the Ice Circle Rhinestones!


The Frost White Shimmer Paint #116854 is $5.95 a bottle and the Kind Thoughts Brocade stencil is #116572 is $9.95.

To order these or any other Stampin’ Up! products, please call or email me, or if you’d rather shop online, you can do so from my web site at 


Posted on : Sep 25 2009

Sweet Treat Cups!

I am so loving the new Holiday Mini Catalog!  This week, I used the Sweet Treat Cups found on page 7 of the mini!  I created a cute little birthday card ( I think I’ll give it to my niece who turns six this month!).  The cute things you can put in these sweet treat cups is so fun!  I’ll see what else I can come up with!  Enjoy!


                               Outside of card.                                               Inside of card.


In addition to the Sweet Treat Cups, I used the 1 3/4" Circle punch to make the opening for the cup, the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, the Cupcakes wheel, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, Stampin’ Write Markers, Crystal Effects, and a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!  Card stock colors are Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink, and Real Red!

Sweet Treats Cups item # 116802 come 12 to a package for only $2.95. 



Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set item # 111618 $23.95 and Cupcakes Wheel item # 113121 $6.50.


If you would like to order these or any other items used in this project, please feel free to call or email me or visit my web site and place your order online!

Posted on : Sep 18 2009

New Catalog Stamp Camp!

My group, The Pacific Stampers and I held our New Catalog Stamp Camp on Sunday.  It was a big success and everyone had a lot of fun!  Here are some pictures from the event!


Every camp, Brenda makes a fabulous welcome sign and this camp was no exception!  Brenda used the Build-A-Bear die and put a monkey head on the bear body.  Oh and she added a cute little tail too!  She used the Varsity Alphabet for the letters and the Trio punch for the flowers!  Toooo cute!! 


Brenda also creates the favors for us.  Here is the money/bear with a little Sweet Treats cup (from the Holiday Mini Catalog) with some yummy M&Ms in his tummy!  Too cute to even open up and get at those M&Ms!


Here is the check in table, waiting for all of our guests to arrive!


Here is a close up of the customer bags filled with all kinds of fun stuff!!


Part of the benefit of being a Stamp Camp helper, is that you get to put your retired sets and accessories out for sale.  We love selling our retired items as they get a new loving home, and we make room to buy more goodies!


The Big Shot has become a staple at our Stamp Camps!  Everyone loves using it.  Here is Lorinne helping some gals learn how to use this great crafting tool!


Here are the projects that everyone got to make!


This Baroque Motifs Favor Box was designed and lead by Jenn!  Very elegant with a great combination of colors and great for gift giving!


This pretty little vase is personalized with a Decor Elements initial and flower.  Everyone loved making this as most had never used the Decor Elements before and were surprised that they could be used on a textured surface!  The vase was designed and lead by Naoko!


This darling little Halloween Goodie Bag uses the Build-A-Bear die and the Kooky Spooky die.  Just in time for Halloween, the kids will love getting treats in this little bag!!  Designed and lead by Shelby!


This elegant Medallion Inspiration Book was designed and lead by Jane!  This is a perfect little book to keep notes on things that inspire you!  The book itself inspires me to create!


I didn’t get to take as many pictures at this camp as I usually do as I was so busy helping our our guests!  We have such a fun time at these events and I have such a great group!  If you would like information on joining my group, The Pacific Stampers and joining in the fun, please give me a call or send me an email!

Posted on : Sep 14 2009

K5 School Project!

My little niece Jacie’s teacher asked me if I would be interested in doing a project with the K5 kids for Grandparents Day.  The grandparents were coming in on Friday, September 11th to celebrate with the kids, and the kids wanted to give their grandparents a little gift. 

I thought, what better gift than a little memento or photo album.  So I went in on Tuesday with my supplies.  There were 60 kids and they all had to make two in case both sets of grandparents came to the little celebration (so 120 photo albums!)!  After working with the three classes, my back was killing me from bending over their little desks, and the next day my thighs were burning from all the squatting!  Yah, yah, if I execised once in a while, I wouldn’t be in the pain I am now! 

But it was totally worth it.  The kids did a great job on their projects and it was so much fun working with them!

Here is a sample of what we made:

Each of the kids got to choose what color flowers and flower centers they wanted.  I used the Flower Folds Big Shot die and cut out 240 big flowers and 240 small flowers.  I texturized more card stock and then punched out for the flower centers.  The "love you much" is from the cute Family Phrases stamp set.


The kids each wrote their name, age, and the date on the inside cover of the album.  They had each brought pictures from home that were inserted in one of the sleeves and they also drew a picture for their grandparents that was inserted in another sleeve.


And here is how Jacie’s album for me turned out!


And inside a picture of my little sweetie!


Here are Jacie and me together!  Too cute!


Eye heart u too!


The two of us at the celebration! 



Posted on : Sep 13 2009

Pacific Stampers Group Meeting 9-4-09

My group, The Pacific Stampers, and I meet the first Friday of every month for fun, food, friendship, and stamping!  Here are some of the swaps that were made and the fabulous project that we did!

We didn’t have many swaps this month as everyone has been busy getting ready for our upcoming Stamp Camp.

Card made by Jane Nishiguchi.


Pull on the tag for the Birthday greeting!


Card made by Brenda Ballesteros aka Punch Queen.


I couldn’t figure out how to make my camera get a good picture of this beautiful card that Naoko made.  She used Shimmer Paint over the background image and the flower.  It was really stunning and I’m sorry that I couldn’t capture it properly!


Stephanie, one of our newest members of the group made us all this cute little treat filled with candy!  Yum!  Thanks Stephanie!


And last, but certainly not least, the darling project that we made!

Jane is holding the bag that we stenciled using the Cheep Talk stencils found on page 31 of the Definitely Decorative Fall-Winter 2009 brochure.  Shelby Dissinger lead our project for us and even made the bags as she couldn’t find any that she liked.  We all got to choose which stencils from the set that we wanted to use and the colors that we wanted!  Many of us had never used the stencils before and it was so much fun!  Thank you again Shelby for the fun and oh so cute project!!


If you would like information on joining the fun and joining my group, please call or email me!  We’d love to have you join us!


Posted on : Sep 12 2009

Sept 9th Stamp-a-Stack

Here are the cards that we made at my Wednesday Stamp-A-Stack!  Enjoy!

This card uses the Baroque Motifs and Great Friend stamp sets.  I also used the new Mellon Mambo In Color. 


This card uses the For All You Do stamp set, the Little Leaves sizzlit, and the Modern Label and Word Window punches.


This happy little card uses the Hello Again stamp set, Rich Razzleberry DSP, and Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry card stock.


This card uses the Cottage Wall DSP, On Your Birthday stamp set, and Orchid Opulence and Old Olive card stock.


This card uses the Wedding Sweet stamp set and again the Modern Label punch, and Basic Black and Basic Gray card stock.

If you would like information on attending my Stamp-A-Stacks, or purchasing card packets, please call or email me!


Posted on : Sep 11 2009

Delightful Decorations Christmas Project

Christmas is right around the corner and I just got some new goodies from the Holiday Mini Catalog so I decided to put together my first Christmas project of the year!

I made a little card and tags carrier using the Box #2 Big Shot die and the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I then made six mini note cards using the same DSP and the darling new stamp set, Delightful Decorations!  I also made six tags using the Two Tags Big Shot die and again the Delightful Decorations stamp set.

I used Real Red and Soft Suede as they were the two primary colors featured in the DSP.  I used the Ornament punch to punch out the ornaments, which made it so easy to create these cute 3-D ornaments!

This little project will make a great gift for the kids teachers, neighbors, and special friends!  Enjoy!



These two pictures let you see both sets of the mini note cards!

If you would like to purchase supplies to make this cute little project yourself, please call or email me!  Don’t wait!  Like I said, Christmas will be here before we know it!!


Posted on : Sep 10 2009

Build-A-Bear Magnets!

I made this Build-A-Bear purse to hold some Build-A-Bear magnets and clothes that I made for my cute little niece, Jacie.  She had fun playing with the bears and their clothes on the refrigerator.  She had me also cut out some blankets, pillows, and dishes out of the magnet material too!  She gave them all the bear necessities!


Outside of the little purse.


Inside of the purse.  A compartment for the bears and one for their clothes.



Jacie had fun playing with her little bears.  Oh to be a child again and have an endless imagination!!

Posted on : Sep 04 2009