Friday, January 28, 2011

SP & Company Stamps--Guest Designer Day

Happy Friday! 

Are you ready for the weekend?  Do you have any crafty plans?  Well, if you need some inspiration, head on over to Scrapmaster's Paradise!  I am the Guest Designer today and I have made a cute little project for you.  If you are planning a Valentine's Day Luncheon or Dinner or maybe a party for your child, you may want to make some Valentine's Place Cards!

Here's a sneak peak:

For all the details and an upclose of each card, please visit Scrapmaster's Paradise!

For some great stamps, please check out the SP & Company Store for all the wonderful
SP & Company Stamps!  Grab these stamps, because they are going fast!  You won't want to miss out, because these stamps are so well made and come in many cute and functional designs!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SP & Company Stamps---Fabulous V-Day!

Happy Wednesday!

It's time to feature some of our favorite stamps by SP & Company!

Today, I have used two different stamp sets.  The Heart stamp is from the "Artsy Heartsy" Stamp Set, which I just love!  I stamped it in silver ink and then colored it in red with a Copic marker!  The sentiment is from the "Mix n' Match Sentiments:  Basics" Stamp Set!  I love this set because you can literally mix and match all kinds of sayings with this set!  This is one set that I can see so many possibilities with and I will use over and over again!  Don't forget, if you have not bought any of the SP & Company Stamps yet, please do, because they are made of high quality photopolymer and stamp so well!  They clean up really great also!

Stamps:  Sentiment- "Mix n' Match Sentiments:  Basics" ,    Heart-"Arsty Heartsy"
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Pattern paper:  Martha Stewart
Embossing Ink:  ColorBox Silver and Red
Marker:  Copic Red
Edge Distresser:  Heidi Swapp

Come visit Scrapmaster's Paradise from all the latest Stamps, Design Team inspiration and much more fun stuff to come!  It's a rockin' place to be!

If you need to get your stamps, please stop by the SP & Company Store and get them before these sets are gone!  They are fabulous and you don't want to miss out!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blog Hop Winner of Rain Boots!

Happy Sunday to all of you crafty girls!  I just want to say "Thank You" to all the wonderful girls who left such sweet comments about my bookmark and became followers!  The "Love is in the Air" Blog Hop was so wonderful and there are so many talented girls out there!

The Winner of the SP & Company "Rain Boots" Stamp Set is:
True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 118
Result: 39

Becky Dunham!
Becky says---
Hey Stephanie - love this bookmark! I am a new follower - how could I resist following a fellow crafter and book lover! I love Jane Austen - never get tired of her. Also, I read a lot of the books my teenage kids read - Harry Potter, Eragon, Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Bobby Pendragon - all series we have devoured and wait impatiently for the next one to come out! Take care!

Becky---I will be emailing you to get your info so we can send your Stamp Set out!
Rain Boots Stamp Set

Thanks to all of you who participated in our Block Hop! 

Please don't forget to stop by Scrapmaster's Paradise for inspiration! 
If you would like to purchase any stamps, please check out the SP & Company Store!

Also, please stop by our SP Color Combos each Monday and play along!  We love Color!

Have a great Sunday!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Welcome to my little corner in the world!  Today is the
Love is in the Air Blog Hop
featuring the

I am so excited!  I love these stamps!  They are made of high quality photo polymer and they stamp wonderfully!  I am so impressed with all the sets I have!  Please stop by the SP & Company Store to order your stamps today!  I promise that you won't be disappointed!

You should have arrived here from Tracy's Blog Craft Junkie Too
If you did not, please start at the beginning of the hop with
Amber Staying Crafty -

Here is my project!  My LOVE for books is the reason for my project!  I have worn out my old bookmark and the reason for the saying "Luv Ya Friend" is because I love books so much and consider them friends--something great to turn to, get lost with, have fun with, and spend time with!  I decided to make a bookmark using some lovely bright colors and the "Candy Hearts" set!  These colors are my most favorite, Turquoise and Bright Pink and this stamp set is so much fun and has so many possibilities!

Bookmark Size:  6.5" x 2.5"
Stamps:  SP & Company "Candy Hearts" Stamp Set
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper:  Bo Bunny
Embossing ink:  SU Craft Tempting Turquoise, SU Classic Rich Razzleberry
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Ocean Depth, Pretty Plumeria
Markers:  Copic
Ribbon:  Michael's
Corner Punch:  Fiskars

Candy Hearts
Candy Hearts Stamp Set
There are various prizes along the hop!  If you would like to be entered in for my prize,
1.  Follow my blog and 
2.  Leave me a comment telling me about the books you like to read!
I am giving away the following set of Stamps:
SP & Company Rain Boots
Comments will be open til Friday Midnight EST, Jan 21, 2011.

Rain Boots Stamp Set
Don't forget to stop by SP & Company and snag your stamps!
Are you ready to Hop on to the next great designer? 
Have fun on the Hop!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SP & Company Stamps---Too Cute!

Happy Wednesday to you crafty people out there!  Time for another SP & Company Stamp reveal!
I just love these stamps!  They are made of high quality photo polymer and they stamp like a wonder! 

This week I used two new sets!  The rainboots with the hearts came from the
SP & Company "Rain Boots" Stamp Set! 
The sentiment came from the SP & Company "Candy Hearts" Stamp Set!

Sp & Company Stamps:  "Rain Boots", "Candy Hearts"(sentiment)
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Embossing Ink:  SU Craft Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Markers: Copic

Jump on over to the SP & Company Store and check out all the great original stamp sets you can purchase!  Trust me, you do not want to miss out on these stamps!

Also, don't forget to check out Scrapmaster's Paradise for
great ideas and inspiration using these wonderful stamps!

Monday, January 17, 2011

SP Color Combo Challenge #83

Good Monday Morning!  Time to start this crafty week out with a new Color Combo from
Scrapmaster's Paradise!  I love this color combo and it just screamed Valentine's Day to me! 
So, I decided to use one of my new SP & Company Stamp Sets--Artsy Heartsy!
I love this stamp set!

Stamps:  SP & Company "Artsy Heartsy"
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Embossing Ink:  SU Craft:  Rich Razzleberry, Pixie Pink
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Pretty Petunia
Ribbon:  Michael's
Ticket Punch:  SU

Come join us for SP Color Combos!  Remember...Someone will will a prize this week!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Love is in the Air Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a great week and you are getting ready for a crafty weekend!  I wanted to let you know about our Blog Hop that is coming up next January 20, 2011!  It is the "Love is in the Air" Blog Hop and it will go live at 10:00AM EST!  This hop will be featuring the Daringly Delightful Stamps from SP & Company!  These are wonderful stamps and are made with hig-quality photopolymer!  I just love the way these stamps stamp so cleanly!  They are wonderful!  Check back for more details soon!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SP & Company Stamps---Be Mine 2

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you all are having a wonderful day!  We have had lots of snow here in East Tennessee and it has been a beautiful winter wonderland!

I want to get straight to the wonderful SP & Company Stamps Sets!  Let's get ready for Valentine's Day!
I made this cute little card with a brnad new stamp set:

Card Size:  4.5" x 4.5"
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Embossing Ink: SU Craft Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red 
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic--Jumbo Java, Pretty Petunia
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls

Drop on over to the SP & Company Store to get all the latest Stamps! 
These stamps are made with high quality photopolymer and the stamp wonderfully! 
Don't miss out on getting this great "Candy Hearts" stamp set for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Asterisk Block

Just wanted to share a block I did for the Moody Blues Bee.  This is an Asterisk Block.  I had never done this block before, but it was super easy.  It will be on it's way home in a few days, once I can get to the post office.  We have had snow here in East TN, so I have been taking advantage of sewing for the past few days!  I have a few other things in the works, so I'll be back to show you those later this week!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Happy Thursday!  It has been a busy, busy day!  Doing some major cleaning and I am just worn out now!

Wanted to share a couple of blocks I just made this past weekend for my Bee There Bee Squares group!  These block were fun to make and are now on there way back to their Bee mom. 

Hope you have a great night!  I am off to sleep soon!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

SP & Company Stamps---Be Mine

Happy Wednesday to all you crafty, fun people!  I hope your week has started out well!  I have been very busy with quilting and cardmaking!  Look what I have!!!!  I have a new set of stamps from SP & Company!

I have the new SP & Company "Artsy Heartsy" Stamp Set!  Isn't it just yummy?  This new stamp set is available now!  It is made of high quality photopolymer and comes on a 4" x 6" acetate sheet.  This stamp set is designed to make gorgeous heart designs!  The decorative hearts fit inside the heart outline and scalloped heart for two-step stamping!

Card size:  4" x 4"
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Pattern paper:  My Mind's Eye
Embossing Powder:  Ranger-Clear
Embossing Ink:  Stampabilities-Very Cherry, Bright Pink
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic-Red Magic
Ribbon:  Michael's

I just love this new set!  I love the patterned hearts and the fact that you can fit them into the framed and scalloped hearts!  You need to hurry over to the SP & Company Store to get your hands on this set and the other January release stamp sets!  Trust me, you do not want to miss out on these sets, especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner!  They are just such wonderful stamps!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Swiss Flag Blocks

     Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are beginning your year with lots of creativity!  I wanted to show you a couple of blocks that I did in November for my Bee There Bee Squares Bee.  This block is a Swiss Flag block and it was very easy to make.  I just love the fabric I received to do these blocks!  They have now traveled back to their owner and I can't wait to see how her quilt turns out!

Here is an example quilt that was made using these blocks! 
City Weekend by Red Pepper Quilts

I think I would like to make a quilt like this a some point!  I think it would be fun!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quilt Blocks to Share

I wanted to share these quilt blocks I made for my Beautiful Batiks Bee Group from last month. 
These are going back to their owner today, but I wanted you all to see them!

These are made from various Batiks and I thought the light and darks were just great in this group!

Hope you like these blocks!  Be back to share more later!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Quilt Ramblings

Welcome to my Quilt Ramblings! 
     In October of 2009, I decided to buy a sewing machine.  I bought it mainly to use to sew on my cards that I love to make.  Little did I know, that I would learn to sew and quilt!  My best friend had decided to start sewing and kinda drug me into it, which I am so thankful for.  Besides doing scrapbooking and cardmaking, I love to sew and it is such great therapy!

     I have been meaning to share my sewing adventures here, but I never seem to have enough time.  Well, I am making time this year!  I am going to become a regular blogger and share not only my cardmaking and scrapbooking, but I am going to share my creations in sewing!

     So, for today, I am going to show you something I am working on right now.  This is a block I made as a sample to show my fellow quilters in my Beautiful Batiks Bee that I am in.  I am mailing out fabric tomorrow to 5 other girls and they are going to make two blocks each.  I cannot wait to see how this quilt turns out.  The block is called the Starflower and I just love it!  I decided to do reds and pinks for this quilt.  Not sure why--they just struck my fancy!  :)  There is a tutorial for this block over at Modify Tradition.

Months ago, I signed the Process Pledge, which you will see in my right hand column.  I am going to start showing and explaining my processes in quilting and I hope you will come along for the ride!

Thanks for letting me ramble! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year to all you crafty people out there! 
I hope that 2011 is fun, creative and prosperous for you!

     Do you make New Years Resolutions or do you make goals for the New Year?  I never seem to follow resolutions too well, but I do like to make goals.  To me, for some reason, goals seem to be more attainable.  I don't know, maybe they are the same, but I do have some goals I'd like to achieve this year.

1.  Declutter---this is a big one and will take a lot of time!  LOL
2.  Get Organized---this is a big one and will also take a lot of time.
3.  Scrap more--I want to do more projects and get more creative!
4.  Sew and Quilt more--I have plenty of projects I have started, that need to be finished.  I also have lots of projects I want to do this year also!

     Now, I have many other goals for this year, but these are some of my goals towards my creativity that I want to achieve.  This is going to be a busy year and I have a son who will be graduating from high school and who does track and field.  He is not sure where he is going to college yet, because he is hoping for a football or track scholarship, so until something happens with that, than I am going to be on pins and needles about college.  LOL  That's where my scrapping, sewing and quilting come in---these are like therapy for me!  :)  When I am creative, it helps keep the stress away!

     So, get creative and get those projects started!  It's a new year and it's going to be a great one!