Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Card Charity--A Million Thanks

I joined The Mosy Scrapper Forum this month and one of the things they do each month is have a Charity that they make cards for.

This month the card charity was for "A Million Thanks." Their mission is: A Million Thanks is a year-round campaign to show our appreciation to our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, emails, cards, and prayers.

Our job at The Mosy Scrapper was to make Thank You cards in Red, White, Blue and Metallic. We wrote notes of encouragement to the troops and they will be received by troops all over. Here are the cards I made. They are simple, simple cards I made using some scraps I had and stamps, but in each one it has a heartfelt "Thanks" for the wonderful job they are doing.

This was a great charity and I am looking forward to seeing what next month's charity is. If you like making cards and helping to make others feel good, come join us and make some great cards! Also, don't forget to check out:

Monday, July 27, 2009


Hello ladies! It is Monday and time for another wonderful "Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge #8!" If you have not been to SPCC yet, please go check it out!

Samantha has a great color challenge every week! You can make a card, layout or altered item and there are great prizes given away each week!
This weeks Color Combo #8 consists of these wonderful colors:
Mellow Moss, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango

The prizes that Samantha is giving away are from Sammye Jo @ 62 Cards! She is an absolutely wonderful sponsor and a very talented lady! Check her out sometime!

While I am an SP DT Diva, this is my off week for designing, but we are allowed to submit creations if we want to. This is my card for this week:

Patterned Paper--Olive-TLC, We R Memory Keepers--Comstock Collection--Lemonade, Cotton Candy
Stamps--Sentiment-Studio G, Stampin' Up--Darling Dots
Ink--SU Chocolate chip, VersaMagic-Old Olive

Hope you have a great week! Don't forget to check our SPCC!

Stephanie **SP Diva**

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Here's my entry into the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge. The colors this week are Summer Sun, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay!

Products Used:

Cardstock--DMD, American Crafts Tropical
Stamps--Stampin' Up-Botanical Blooms, Sentiment-Stampin' Up-Trendy Trees
Ink-Hampton Arts
Chalk Ink-VersaMagic-Aloe Vera, Spanish Olive
Embossing powder, Ranger-Clear, Zing-Mustard
Adhesive-3-D-Foam Squares
If you haven't checked out the SPCC Challenge, some on over and check it out! There is a new challenge every Monday, so Join us for some great colors, examples from the SP Divas and prizes!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cupcakes Galore!

For anyone who loves cupcakes, this is a Cupcake Whimsy Jar I did for a swap on Two Peas this past Spring. We had to get a 2 quart Cracker Jar (got mine from Walmart--it is exactly the same as the one at Hobby Lobby and cheaper), decorate it, fill it with cupcake goodies and make something handmade to go along with it.
I chose to make little cupcake cards that could be put with a gift or used as a tag. These were stamped, embossed and then I used several different colors of Stickles on them.

I embossed the cupcakes, Stickled them and cut them for the top and side of the Whimsy Jar.

I filled the jar with stamps, stickers, ribbon, cupcake liners, sprinkles and anything Cupcake I could find!

This was a great swap and I had so much fun with it! Hope you enjoy! Now it's time to go and CREATE! Have a great evening!
Big Hugs,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flowers Galore

Happy Tuesday to everyone! I am starting to get back into the swing again.

I love flowers! I wanted to share an altered item with you that I did a few months ago!! This was for a flower swap I was in at 2Peas! We had to decorate a 13.5oz Starbucks Frappacuino bottle and fill it with flowers--half Prima flowers and half handmade flowers. This is the bottle I decorated and sent to my swap pal. The handmade flowers were made with the Cricut, cardstock, various patterned paper, Stickles and various brads! I even embossed some of them with ink. I am going to be making some more shortly, so I will share those with you! Apparently, I forgot to take a pic of the actual flowers I made before they went in the bottle! LOL :)

If you have any questions on this project, just let me know! I will start posting my instructions with my projects as I go! Time to create!

Monday, July 20, 2009

SP Diva!

Wow...what a great Monday it is! I have a big announcement! I am truly privileged to have been picked as a Design Team member of Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenges! I will be an SP Diva and will design cards for our Color Combo challenges each week! This is my first DT, so I am truly honored to be in such great company! I am so excited, because this is so much fun!

You ask....What is Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenges(SPCC)? Each week, Samantha(who rocks!) gives a color combo challenge and you come up with a layout, card or an altered item using those colors! If you haven't visited her SPCC site, please check it out! You just might find some needed inspiration and you may use a color combo you never thought you would!

Check it out here:

Also check out her daily craft blog for other challenges:

I'll be back later with a little inspiration! Hope you have a great crafting day!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #6

This is my entry for Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge #6! The colors for this week were:
Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry

PP--Stampin' Up
Ink--Chocolate Chip--SU
Embossing Powder--Clear--Ranger
Chalk Ink--VersaMagic
Ribbon--American Crafts, The Paper Studio
Brad--Bo Bunny
Fiber--DMC floss

Hope you enjoy my card! Be back tomorrow with more!

What a week!

Hey girls! I have had a long week! I have had several sinus headaches that have just made me feel funky. So, I have been in a craft funk all week! Today is the first day I have felt pretty normal and so I have been very busy! I have been cleaning and doing a little crafting and I'm getting ready to settle in to do more crafting tonight! I will be back shortly with another post and then I hope to be here every day with a little inspiration for you all! TTFN!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday to everyone! I was gone part of the weekend, so I am catching up on things! I will have some things to post later, so check back!

As I was checking all my email and blog, I had a very happy surprise! I had a very special Blog award from MissBliss . Thank you so much for my very first Blog award! Thank you for following and for your kind comments! I really do appreciate you!

I will be back a little later to introduce you to some other bloggers with great blogs and pass on this wonderful award! Thanks again so much Miss Bliss!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wild Wednesday

This is a gift card holder and envelope I made for the 2 Peas Class--A Year in Cards with Kristina Werner. I've been doing this class since Jan. and it is so much fun to learn a few different techniques. I am loving this class! I also used the colors from Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge this week: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede.

Cardstock: Kraft, Bermuda, Melon--American Crafts

PP--Me and My Big Ideas--Tropical Destinations

Ribbon--The Paper Studio



Ink--SU Tempting Turquoise
Embossing Powder--Clear-Ranger


Gift Card and envelope

Gift Card

Envelope w/Ribbon

Inside envelope

Crad inside envelope

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 6, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #5

It's a brand new week and time for another Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge! This is week #5 and the colors we are using are the new IN Colors from Stampin' Up: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede. I love these colors! I am in using this along with another challenge in the Year In Cards Class over at 2Peas with Kristina Werner. I have been doing this class since Jan. and it is awesome! This month, we are doing gift cards, so I made my card a gift card holder!

Gift Card Holder

Inside gift card holder(Sorry about photo--little glare)

Here are the supplies I used:
Cardstock: Brown--Paper Reflection, Melon, Bermuda--American Crafts
PP--Me and My Big Ideas--Tropical Destinations
Stamps--The Paper Company Studio
Embossing P0wder--Clear-Ranger
Ink--Stampin' Up--Chocolate Chip
Brads--Melon--Recollections, cupcake--Eyelet Outlet
Ribbon--American Crafts
Stickles--Fruit Punch, Eucalyptus
3-D Foam Dots--EK
I also have another project I'll post tomorrow using these same colors!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!

Hope everyone is having a great 4th of July! It has been a peaceful and quiet day here at the house. Getting ready for fireworks in the neighborhood and they always scare our dog, so she had to come in early!

Anyway, wanted to share a card I did for the 4th!
PP--striped and red--My Mind's Eye
Stamps--Stars--Stampin' Up, words and cupcake--Studio G
Embossing powder--Clear and Seafoam White--Ranger
Chalk Ink--VersaMagic--Midnight Blue
Stickles--Burgandy, Crystal, Waterfall

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great 4th!
God Bless all our Troops who keep us safe!

Friday, July 3, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #4

This is my card creation for Samantha's SP Color Combo Challenge#4. The colors we used were Glorious Green, Pink Passion and Summer Sun! This is a great Summer color challenge!

For it, I used:
White Cardstock Base--Bazzill
Colored cardstock--Paper Studio
Patterned Paper--Me and My Big Ideas--Destination Paradise
Stamps--Sandals--Stampin' Up "Just Beachy"
Words--Stampin' Up "Life's a Breeze"
Ink--Stampin' Up Craft--Pixie Pink
Chalk Ink--VersaMagic--Aegean Blue
Embossing Powder--Ranger--Clear
Brads--Making Memories, Recollections
Decorative Scissors--Fiskars

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lots of fun stuff for July!

Well, July has come in with a bang---lots of great things are happening! First, I got my new Stampin' Up stamps and catalog today! The catalog has some amazing stamps and goodies in it! Wow...I am so excited all the new goodies! I also love my new stamps! I ordered the "Life's a Breeze" set and the "Just Beachy" set! I love these sets---so beachy! I also got a bonus set of stamps from Samantha's online crop. It is "Botanical Blooms" and I love it! I can't wait to use all three sets!

I am also continuing to participate in Samantha's SP Color Combo Challenge and will be posting my entry sometime tomorrow! This is such a fun challenge! If you would like to participate, please check out her blog at:

Also this month, it looks like Hero Arts is launching a new look to their website! Check it out July 15! I'm sure it will be great! I love Hero Arts stamps too! They have some great ones!

Finally, here is a pic for a Vintage Inchies doll Swap I did recently! This is Roxie Road Trip and she was my August Doll. We had 12 people in our swap and we each took a month of the year and made a vintage doll! I chose August! I had a really hard time with this swap, but it was lots of fun!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wow...July and lots of fun!

Well, I am now back from vacation and I think I need a vacation from my vacation! LOL We had a great time and now it's July! Wow...where had the first half of this year gone? With the start of this month, I am going to share some of my creations and start some challenges! First off, I want to share some cards I did over at Two Peas for Buffi's Year of Cards Swap!

Tropical Anything Goes Card

Thru the Year Card--Winter

General Birthday Card

Tropical Blank Card

Birthday Boy Card
I had so much fun with these cards! I think my favorite is the Tropical Blank Card! This patterned papper is from Me and My Big Ideas and the flowers are from one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up--Eastern blooms!