Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SP & Company Stamps

Good Morning to everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was very busy!

Here is a wonderfully, simple card I made using the amazing SP & Company Stamps!

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
SP & Company Stamps:  Little Floral Background, Just a Note
Cardstock:  American Crafts
Dye Ink:  Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Floss:  Martha Stewart

Don't forget to hop on over to SP Stamps Blog to see what Sami has going on today!!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Good morning to you! 

Hop on over to the SP & Company Stamps Blog today to check out my post on
how to stamp on ribbon!  If you have not tried these stamps yet, you need to check them out! 
They are the most wonderful stamps and can be found at the SP & Company Store!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SP & Company...Love you!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are having a great day today!   This week at SP & Company Stamps, we are celebrating not only our wonderful January Stamp releases, but we are using some of our stamps from this past year.  Today, I used the Large Polka Dot Background Stamp, released this month and I also used
Candy Hearts Stamp set, released last January 2011. 

Card size:  4.25" x 5.5"
SP & Company Stamps:  Large Polka Dot Background, Candy Hearts
Cardstock:  American Crafts
Embossing Ink:  Big & Bossy Clear
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Distress Milled Lavender, Zing Rouge
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java, Red
Embroidery Floss:  DMC White
Buttons:  Unknown

Valentine's Day is coming up and I wanted to make several cards!  I love combining stamp sets when I can and I love background stamps.  They can really make a card interesting and make it "Pop!"  I used the Ranger Distress Embossing Powder for the background.  Once it is embossed, you can rub it and release some of the crystals and it makes it more distressed like it is not completely stamped. 
I love that look! 

Jump on over to the SP & Company Store and get your stamps and all your stamping needs.  Also, don't forget to check out Sami's projects at Scrapmaster's Paradise!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SP & Company Stamps...Polka Dots

Happy Tuesday! 

Hope your day is going well!  Here is a card I made from the SP & Company "Large Polka Dot Background" stamp just release this week!  I love this background stamp!!!  You can make your own polka dot backgrounds now!  I used this stamp to make a polka dot border on one side of my Kraft background.  I embossed it and it is so cool!  I also used the Just a Note stamp set from SP & Company and it is one of my favorite sets!  Make sure you go check out the SP & Company Stamps Blog for some great inspiration and don't forget to order all your stamps from SP & Company!

Card size:  4.25" x 5.5"
Cardstock:  American Crafts
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Embossing Ink:  Big & Bossy Clear
Embossing powder:  Zing Rouge, White
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Corner punch:  Stampin' Up Ticket Punch

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SP & Company Stamps January Blog Hop 2012

Happy Tuesday to You!

Welcome to our first SP & Company Blog Hop in 2012! 

I am so excited about 2012 and all the fun things that SP & Company has in store for you! We have lots of wonderful stamps and the quality of these clear stamps is incredible. I just love how these stamps will stamp such clean, clear images and they are so easy to clean!

This month's color is WHITE (or Cream)! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's White challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!

I wanted to show off one of our new background stamps called Little Floral Background.  Although it is a "floral" background, I wanted to make a more masculine card to show its versatility.  I chose to use the background on the card base and to make a pattern piece to use along with the base.  I used Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye to give it the worn distressed look and also use VersaMagic Chalk Ink in Jumbo Java to add a more worn look.

Here is the card I created for the Blog Hop:

Cards Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Dye Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Embroidery floss:  DMC Vanilla and Tan
Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE. You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!
Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! We also have the Stamp Team and the Challenge Team teaming up today to show you lots of amazing projects with the newest stamp sets!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:

Have fun with the Blog Hop!

Monday, January 9, 2012

SP & Company: Backgrounds for So Much More!

Happy Monday!

I hope this is going to be a great week for you!  There are lots of exciting things
going on this week, so check back often!

Please go check out the SP & Company Stamps Blog to see my post about using Background Stamps!
Don't miss it---We have great things in store this week!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday to you all!

I hope 2012 is starting out on a good note for you!  So far so good here, although it is quite cold here in East TN!  Winter has set in for a couple of days, but it is supposed to warm up a little this weekend!  We have not had any cold weather here and it has been really mild for this time of year.  I do not like really cold weather, so I hope it stays rather mild this winter.  :)

I will be back tomorrow with the details on my sneak peek quilt picture I posted a couple of days ago!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SP & Company Stamps Blog

Happy Tuesday to You! 
Today, I have a quick post for you to introduce you to the new SP & Company Stamps Blog!   For our kickoff of the new year, I have a Happy New Year card done with our Circletastic Background Stamp and Bold Sentiments II Holidays Stamp Set!  Go over to SP Stamps Blog and check out the Stamping with Sami(SWS) Challenge and see what new things we have going on everyday!  This is going to be fun and there are lots of great things planned for 2012! 

Card size:  4.25" x 5.5"
Cardstock:  American Crafts
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Dye Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Stain
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Buttons:  Unknown
Embroidery Floss:  DMC

Please join us fo lots of fun in 2012!  I promise you will not be dissappointed!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Fun in 2012!

This year is going to be fun! 

I am going to incorporate a lot of things into my blog this year.  One of those things is going to be all the sewing and quilting that I do!  Here is a quick preview of a baby quilt I did this past fall for the Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge for our Modern Quilt Guild.  I designed it and will have more details for you soon!  Just a little teaser for things to come!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year! 

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  Time to ring in 2012 with a bang!  I am going to try to do some different things this year.  We have a new SP & Compnay Stamps Blog starting today that I will be posting projects to on here and there.  Also, I will start incorporating my other wonderful hobby which is sewing and quilting.  So, please be on the lookouts for wonderful new projects and a lot of fun things going on in 2012!