Friday, November 14, 2014

Second Project from Tuesday night!

It's FRIDAY!!!! Have you had a great week?? :) Today marks the SIX WEEKS mark until Christmas Day, people! :D It's time to start thinking of Christmas cards - and I really love this one.

This is the Gentle Peace photopolymer stamp set. Yes, I've pretty much sworn not to purchase these - but it's the best nativity set we've got this year! :) You can see it at this link. So, I embossed it with white embossing powder, then cut out a mask and covered it.

Next, we used plastic wrap and put both Perfect Plum and Whisper White ink onto the surrounding card stock, to give it that unique texture. That's IT. So simple, but I really love it - and it would work in almost any color you wanted to use!

OK, I'm outta here - the next ten days are crazier than usual for me! :D Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hostess Club's First Project

Welcome to Wednesday! Last night was our Hostess Club get-together, and we had a great time. :) This is one of our projects; I love all the texture I was able to get in this simple card! :)

The colors are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White. The "thankful for you" is from the free set I got in October for hosting a party over $300. I LOVE free! :D

Think of the different color combinations you could come up with - for all seasons! I really think this works for fall, and since we used stamps that say "thankful" on the outside and "grateful" on the inside, it's a Thanksgiving card! :)

OK, I'm outta here! SO much to do, so little time to do it in!!! :) Have a wonderful day - and make sure to make the time to stamp something!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

MDS Monday - Kenn in Indiana

Welcome to another Monday! :) Did you have a good weekend? Mine was exhausting, but here we go into another week! :D

Today's MY DIGITAL STUDIO share is this quick and oh!-so-easy scrapbook page I made of some of the photos I took of Kenn last month on our trip. Quick color and stamp selection, deciding how to do my title, and voila! It's done! :D

If you haven't tried MDS yet, what's stopping you? It's a free download to try, and you can make WONDERFUL gifts with it!

OK, I'm outta here. :) Have a wonderful day! Be sure and make the time to stamp SOMEthing! :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Crossover: Hostess Appreciation Luncheon part TWO

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a good week, and that you're enjoying seeing what we do at my Hostess Appreciation Luncheon. :) Today, I'll show you the two projects we did.

First up, the GRINCH!

Isn't he adorable?!?!? I found a whole bunch of Top Note bags on Splitcoast Stampers, and adapted the Grinch one to suit me. :) I even used MY DIGITAL STUDIO to make the background paper; those are the words to "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"! :)

There are a lot of different things you can do with the Top Note Die. We'll never do a bag quite like this in a class, people; that's one of the perks of being a hostess and getting an invitation to the Luncheon. We will ONLY do these projects at the luncheon!!!

The second one we did was also one I saw a photo of, and took my twist on: meet the snowman hamburger box!

Isn't he cute? My mom loved this one. :) He's got such a sweet face!

I really hope you've enjoyed a little insight into what we do at the Hostess Appreciation Luncheon. Don't forget: you can earn an invitation to the next one just by hosting a qualifying party! (We can even do it online!) You can even have your OWN party - it's simply $150 in merchandise. Contact me now, so we can get it on the calendar! If you want to see the side dishes we had at the luncheon, just go to Life's Little Pleasures and look for today's post! :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and take the time to stamp SOMETHING!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Crossover: Hostess Appreciation Luncheon part ONE

Welcome to Wednesday! :) Today and Friday, I'll be sharing some photos from our Hostess Appreciation Luncheon last month; the only way of getting an invitation is to host a qualifying party, which isn't hard - and is easiest to do at my studio, so you don't even have to clean your house if we have it here! :D

Today, I'm showing you the table setting, the invitation, and the table favor. No directions, not a lot of to-do. :) I'd LOVE for you to have a party, so you can come to next year's!

First up: what each place setting looked like.

Pretty, right?!?!? :) I love fall - the colors are SO rich.

Next, the invitation!

Again, rich color, intriguing centerpiece. :D

And finally, each person received one of these table favors; the bag is filled with this snack mix....

These were just FUN. :)

If you'd like to see some of the food we had for our Luncheon, please visit Life's Little Pleasures and look for today's post! :)

Again, contact me if you'd like to be eligible to come to the next Luncheon! Have a wonderful day, and be sure to take the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Monday, November 3, 2014

MDS Monday - Traveling in the Midwest

Happy Monday! It's NOVEMBER, people!!! Are you working on your Christmas cards? Gifts? Scrapbooks so you can drop in your photos? Me, either. It's time to go full tilt for the open house! :D

In the meantime, MY DIGITAL STUDIO continues to make my life easier. :) I really like this page; it didn't take me too long at all, once I decided what theme I wanted. I enjoyed this trip, very much - but it was difficult to capture the amazing splendor of God's artwork!!! There was so much I just had to soak in... :)

We had a wonderful trip, and came back to jump right back in again with both feet. :D

OK, I'm outta here, people. :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to MAKE the time to stamp SOMETHING!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fun With Punches, Take Two - Merry & Bright

It's FRIDAY!! I'm HOME! I bet you didn't even miss me... :D

So today's card is a little hard to tell the colors - I couldn't get them to "read" quite right. It's Smoky Slate and Night of Navy. That's gold spritz on the background; the stars are punched out of gold foil "paper" and popped with dimensionals. "Merry & bright" is embossed with silver embossing powder, to give it a nice change of pace.

I think it's a simple, kind of elegant card - my mom "ooooh"ed when she saw it. :D It was fun to make, too. :)

OK, that wraps up another week here at Lori's Stamping Spot! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stamp away! :D

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fun With Punches - I Love You!

Welcome to Wednesday! Are you having a good week? I'm still gone. :D I love fall, and I LOVE getting away!!!

The rest of the week, I'm going to post projects that I've used punches on, AND this set, GOOD GREETINGS. It's available until the END OF OCTOBER when you host a $300 party - it's an EXTRA HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT! :) It's a lot of fun - I really like the cute font, and the sayings are all different, kind of like TEENY TINY WISHES, but bigger. :)

For this one, I used Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, and Melon Mambo, 1" scallop circle punch and modern label punch, and Versamark and Tangerine Tango embossing powder. Don't forget the dimensionals! :D I think it's a fun, cute card, bright and eye-catching, and easy to switch colors on and still have it be fun!

OK, I'm gone. :D Have a wonderful day - and be sure to make the time to STAMP something!

Monday, October 20, 2014

MDS Monday - Celebrating Kenn

Happy Monday! Did you enjoy your weekend? Kenn and I are off on a little break; we'll be back at the end of the week. :)

ANYWAY. I wanted to share this project with you; Kenn's birthday was last week, and we had a get-together with friends who could join us that night. It was a small-ish crowd, but we had a good time, and Kenn's always blessed by being loved on. :D

I know the bottom bows are a LITTLE girlie, but I liked the texture the burlap gave it. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Go try MY DIGITAL STUDIO, will ya?!?! It's a BLAST!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas Tree Gift Tag

Happy Friday!!!! I hope you've had a wonderful week, and have big plans for the weekend! We do - we leave tomorrow to spend a few days in Indiana! Rest, relaxation, harvest time, and being away from the computer for a while. I can't WAIT! :D

This is a bit difficult to see, but this tag is made on our Silver foil paper. We stamped the tree in Always Artichoke, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Because the Blendabilities are alcohol-based, we can color accessories and it won't rub off! So we colored pearls to use as ornaments. :) We put on a tree skirt with one, too. :D That's the main Cherry Cobbler marker, in case anyone was wondering.

Don't you love that tag punch? That's the Scalloped Punch Tag Topper. It made it SO easy!

OK, y'all, I'm OUTTA here. :D I hope you have a WONDERFUL day, and even better weekend. :D Make sure to take the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lobster Card

Welcome to Wednesday! I thought I'd show you the rest of my hostess club projects from last month. :D

The background is plastic wrap - I really do enjoy doing monochromatic cards! - inked in Marina Mist and pounced onto Marina Mist. :)

We stamped and embossed the lobster with Whisper White, then tore him out and put him on a piece of Whisper White, which we tore out and sponged around the edges with more Marina Mist. :)

I think it's a fun, quick birthday card! It looks ice-watery, like where a cold-water lobster belongs. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day! Be sure and make the time to STAMP something!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

MDS Monday - Fall 2014 Bucket List

Welcome to another Monday! :) I hope you had a great weekend!

So, y'all may remember that I did one of these last year. It was such fun to see hanging on the wall, and mentally review the list - and the memories. So, I did a new one for THIS year! :)

I had fun with this one. Do you see the graphic I used for "Take a fun fall photo together"? I took a cat stamp, and a mouse stamp, and posed them. :D I just had a good time making it - and I've already done one thing on my list. Kenn's birthday is tomorrow, and we'll be celebrating with a few friends - and we leave for Richmond, IN, on Saturday - with a stop along the way! - to fulfill some of the rest of them. :)

If you haven't tried MY DIGITAL STUDIO yet, what's stopping you? I mean, it's SO fun - I can use retired stuff, play with colors and DSP and embellishments, and not have to worry about the mess I'm making. :D All you have to do is go to and download the free trial version! Seriously. What do you have to lose? :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to make the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kindness Blendabilities Card

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

So, I wanted to show you this card really quickly. The STEM of the flower is a regular Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, but the flower itself is done with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. I mixed up the colors a bit; that's Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry as the background. :)

So, what do you think of the Blendabilities? Have you had a chance to play with them? Do you like what I've showed you? It's NEVER too late to host a party, y'all, AND you have until the end of the month to host a $300 show and get an extra stamp set for FREE!!!!!!

OK, I'm outta here! If you have questions, please ask!!! :) Have a wonderful weekend - find time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

More Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight

Welcome to WEDNESDAY! :)

So, I promised updates as we went along with my color choices for Blendabilities. As you can see, my second set is the Daffodil Delight trio.

This is ultra-enlarged, so you can see my coloring mistakes pretty easily. Please forgive me! :D The Blendabilities are really fun to work with, and  the colors are intriguing, to say the least. I think I'm going to be doing a little more coloring, just because it's so much easier to shade things now. I've never been a GREAT colorer, and having a little trouble with old-age eyes now, but I still enjoy seeing something look a little different than flat color! :)

If you come back Friday, I'll show you what we did with the hostess club get-together last month. :)

I'm OUTTA here! Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to MAKE the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Monday, October 6, 2014

MDS Monday - Clouds

Welcome to MONDAY! :) I hope you had a great weekend! Here's a quick MDS page I put together. Kenn called me on my cell when he drove in the driveway and insisted I grab my camera and go outside to shoot the sunset with him. It wasn't what I wanted to do, but I did it. :D And I have a cute scrapbook page to prove it! :D

MDS - quick, easy, and free to try! :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to make the time to stamp something!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

MDS Monday - Time Out at Legend's

HAPPY MONDAY!!!! This page makes me HAPPY. :) I just pulled out my iPhone yesterday - which is a relatively new toy for me :) - and took this selfie. Hey presto! :D I really love this one! :D (It will become my personal FB page picture sometime today.)

I decided I wanted some new fall MDS downloads to work with, so I did a bit of shopping. :D This is the burlap ribbon download - there are six different "pieces" in this download! I also downloaded the Orchard Harvest DSP package; there are twelve designs, just like in a package of DSP, and I can fill in punches, use pieces, and NEVER use up all this digital stuff. :D HOORAY!

What do you think of my page? Have you tried MDS yet? Why or why not? :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Enjoy your last day of summer!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Things to Know TODAY!~ :)

First of all, HAPPY WEDNESDAY! :) (I'm starting to lose track of what day of the week it is. LOL!)

Second, today is the LAST DAY to sign up for MY PAPER PUMPKIN and get the first two months for HALF OFF! Just use the coupon code of HALFOFF2! (I joined! I couldn't pass that special up! :D ) TODAY ONLY, September 10. Last chance!! And don't forget to designate me as your demonstrator. :D


It's not too late to sign up to be a hostess and still get an invitation to this year's HOSTESS-ONLY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON! You will receive a private invitation, I will make you a lunch that's totally scratch-made, you'll make two projects we'll never do anywhere else, AND there are door prizes!

If that's not enough incentive, Stampin' Up! is currently running a special for hostesses!! If you go here, it's the first promo on the page - a really cool extra stamp set for free until October 31! AND it will qualify you to come to the luncheon! Check your calendar and email me NOW!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

MDS Monday - Summer Flowers

Happy Monday! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Are you ready for this week? It's the last week of August - how did that happen?!?!? People are already starting to talk about the open house...

OK. I'm not hyper-ventilating...


The flowers in our back yard have been simply lovely this year. I wanted to be able to do a challenge, and I know y'all are tired of seeing my photos of my niece. :D So you get flowers!

This is a SUDSOL challenge, done on MY DIGITAL STUDIO. It makes scrapbooking SO easy!

OK, y'all, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Masculline Birthday Card

Happy Friday! You made it through the week! Congratulations! :)

This is one of the cards that our hostess club did last month; masculine cards can be quite the challenge, and I really like how this one turned out. I think a few of the girls thought it was more along the lines of a patriotic card, but my dad loves red, so it would be perfect for him. :)

The greeting is from the Wetlands stamp set; I really like the greetings in it, and they're very useful! :)

The designer series paper is Maritime; I love the bold stripe on this paper!

The last thing I want to mention is this new embossing folder, Stylish Stripes. I'm on my second folder - I've use it SO MANY TIMES already!!! (Including 8 dozen thank-you notes for a friend!)

OK, folks, I'm outta here! Have a great weekend, and make sure to make the time to stamp SOMEthing! :D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Welcome to Wednesday! Are you having a good week? I really hope so! :)

I wanted to bring your attention to a couple of things; first, there's a big special going on this month; if you go to the Promotions section on my business site (just click on the underlined part of the sentence! :D ) and take a look at the Big Shot bundles you can get for free or for 15% off!

OK. :) The second thing is: we now have BLENDABILITIES, and alcohol-based marker in some of OUR COLORS! I've only got this set, Cherry Cobbler, and have JUST gotten around to playing a little bit. Wow, are they EASY to use and FUN! :) I don't know if you've noticed, but I LOVE Cherry Cobbler. It's a wonderful color!

I've decided I'm going to be getting one more color set each time I order something from now on, and slowly build them up. I also want to get the color lifter, but I did this teapot without it! :) As I get more colors, I'll add color to this image. :) I'll be sure and post as soon as I can order and receive another set. You never know when you'll see it again. :D And YES, all the colors in the IBC are now available to you!

OK, I'm outta here. I hope you have a wonderful day! Be sure and make the time to STAMP something!

Monday, August 18, 2014

MDS Monday - 4th of July 2014

Welcome to Monday! :) Did you have a good weekend? Do anything fun? I whipped this page together in about 5 minutes - I love My Digital Studio! :D (If you haven't downloaded your free trial yet, what are you waiting for???)

This is an unusual page for me; I didn't mat the photos, didn't pop them up to give them dimension - they're flat onto the page! The firework and "4th Independence Day" are both stamps I've had in MDS for a long time; I really love being able to pull out anything and use it on my page, change colors, color the stamp - it's fun! :D

Kenn's been working CRAZY hours, so we haven't done a lot of fun photos lately. I hope that will change as the fall comes on; he'll be working, but it won't be so crazy hot that we can't get out some in the mornings together. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Be sure and make the time to STAMP something!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Card Remake!

Happy Friday!!!

I do apologize for the amount of time that's passed since I posted; life. Thank you for not totally abandoning me! :)

Today's card is one that I had done a similar card - at least the layout - and wanted to remake it because I really liked it. :)

So, I used the Blooming With Kindness stamp set, accented with the leaves from Lovely As A Tree, and the saying is from Trust God.

The colors are Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, and Whisper White. After stamping the flower, I took my Aquapainter and just drew in the fill-in color from the stamped ink. That's the Curly Label Punch in the corner.

Simple, yet I think it's restful and lovely. :) What do you think?

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to take the time to STAMP something!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Yet Another Design from Amy Wilson!

Happy Friday!!!! Have you had a good week? If you're in the Middle TN area, are you loving today's weather?!?!? Y'all, it's finally just hit 70 degrees. In the middle of July. I'm in heaven! :D

So! Today's quick share is another that Amy did for the Stampin' Spot! Isn't it pretty? Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White. My favorite color combination. :D

I really love how she used the flower as texture on the card base. It's definitely THERE, but being off-stamped, it doesn't SCREAM.

OK, y'all. I'm OUTTA here. :D Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and MAKE the time to STAMP SOMETHING!

Friday, July 11, 2014

That Ol' Pencil Can!

Welcome to Friday! :) Sorry about the sporadic posting; working on the computer for a temp job means I don't feel like doing anything on the computer, period. :D


This pencil can is one that Amy originally did for me about four years ago. Since then, I just take off the decoration on the can when the new Idea Book comes out, and do something fresh and new!

That's the new MARITIME designer series paper around the can; the other side is a bold stripe, which I really like, too - but I just liked this side with the pencils better. And it fits into our decor in the studio better than the other side. :D (Don't forget! This month ONLY, it's buy 3 packs of DSP, get one FREE!!! AND go through my business link, to make sure both of us get the credit we deserve. :D Just click SHOP!)

Then there's some Bermuda Bay baker's twine wrapped around and tied in a little bow. (I really like the texture contrast!)

Finally, I stamped the conch shell from BY THE TIDE in Crisp Cantaloupe ink. I tore the image out of the Whisper White card stock, and sponged around the edges. I stuck the image on the can with a dimensional. Easy-peasy! :D

OK, I'm outta here! BUSY day today, then I get a day off before more craziness. :D Have a wonderful weekend - and be sure to make the time to stamp something!

Monday, July 7, 2014

MDS Monday - Pedi's at Fiona's!

Happy Monday Afternoon! :)

Today's page is pretty self-explanatory; for my birthday, my two girlfriends decided we were just going to hang out and give ourselves pedicures. It was a lovely, relaxing day, filled with munchies and laughter, and Chester (the dog!) tearing up toys. :D I'm truly blessed to have these wonderful women in my life - and my descriptors of each one are from the inside-out.

OK, I'm outta here! :D Have a wonderful day, and be sure to make the time to STAMP something!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Another Amy Wilson Original!

Here's a quick share for your Friday evening! :)

I'm just guessing at the colors; I think they're Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Pool Party. That's the Top Note die you see, and she used the By the Tide stamp set. Nice, soft card, don't you think?

OK, I'm outta here! Doing some FT temp work, AND family in town, AND Kenn working - it's kind of busy around here. :D

Enjoy your weekend - but be sure to make the time stamp something! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wetlands Art Card

Happy Wednesday! :)

So, I decided to get WETLANDS clear mount stamp set in April, and surprisingly, it didn't retire. :D I had this card in my mind for many weeks, until I could clear my schedule - and my studio! - enough to work on it.

That's the NEW In Color, Lost Lagoon. I did direct-to-paper with Whisper White and Lost Lagoon inks, and made sure they were completely dry before I embossed the birds onto the piece. (There was still a LITTLE wet ink, but not so bad, I think!)

The sentiment on the front, and the inside, were stamped in Lost Lagoon and embossed with clear embossing powder. I embossed the birds again on the inside, with white, and then took my finger in some Sahara Sand ink and rubbed along the edges of the image, to make it pop out just a little bit. The baker's twine is Coastal Cabana - I think it matches closely enough, don't you?

I really do love monocolored cards. :)

OK, I'm outta here! I hope you have a wonderful day, and that you make the time to stamp SOMETHING!

Monday, June 23, 2014

MDS Monday - Naomi

Happy Monday! I've been SUPER busy again - as you can see. :D

This is the niece that I went to Texas to take care of a year-and-a-half ago. She is such fun to be around! Full of smiles, curiosity, and incredibly smart, we had a wonderful visit. :)

Designer series paper and a couple of special kit embellishment clouds made this super easy to put together - I love MY DIGITAL STUDIO!!!!!!! If you haven't tried it yet, you really should. Aren't all your photos on digital media these days? But don't you also want a real-copy printing of your photos in scrapbooks? BAM. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to make time to stamp something!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Guest Artist Amy Wilson

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow, at my house from 2 - 4:30 p.m., we're having our annual IDEA BOOK & CATALOG OPEN HOUSE! If you're local, please drop by! There will be a couple of snacks and stamping and new IBCs. :D If you're local and can't come, you can place an order with us to save shipping! Just let me know! If you'd like to place an order from ANYWHERE, please use this HOSTESS CODE where it asks! JMMZFCM6
Don't forget that you need to go through my business site to place your order - just click on this, then click on the SHOP NOW link on the top right corner. :) If you haven't perused the new IBC, click on the link at the top right of the blog. Yup, right over there... --->

Now, then. My dear friend, Amy, helps me out every year by designing cards for the Stamping Spot. She and I have very different tastes, and I like to give my customers other ideas than mine. It gives Amy a chance to get her hands on the IN COLORS early, as well as the IBC. :D And this is the first one I want to share with you. Isn't it fun? That crustacean has quite the antennae! :D

OK, I'm outta here - lots to do before I'm ready for tomorrow. Heck, I don't know if I WILL be ready for tomorrow! :D But I'm looking forward to sharing the new IBC with friends! :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sharing the NEW IN COLORS via MDS MONDAY! :D

HAPPY NEW IDEA BOOK & CATALOG DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (DON'T FORGET: the NEW IB&C OPEN HOUSE is Saturday from 2:00 - 4:30 at Lori's Stamping Studio! :) )

That's right! It's available for shopping starting this afternoon! :)

On my lovely page, above, you can see ALL FIVE of the new IN COLORS. Remember: each grouping is available for TWO years now. Here are their names:
Blackberry Bliss
Lost Lagoon
Tangelo Twist
Hello Honey
Moss Meadow

I was trying to figure out how to show them to you AND still do my MDS MONDAY, and voila! :D I think it's a fun page. (By the way, I got my birthday present early, so don't think you're late if you're still looking for the PERFECT thing.... :D) We're shooting a wedding the weekend of my birthday, and Kenn wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to learn the ins and out of my new camera and lens. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Kenn's gone to visit family, so I have lots of things I need to do around home while he's gone. :) Have a wonderful day, contact me if you have ANY questions, and be sure to make the time to stamp something! :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lunchtime Sketch Challenge Card

Welcome to Friday! Have you had a good week? I really hope so!

Today's card is one I did to be able to do a challenge this week - from TechnoStamper's blog (Mary Jo is a WOW! stamper, folks!) - *and* to do with my hostess club. I really like this card - it's SO simple, could be dressed up easily, and used for lots of different purposes.

I used SERENE SILHOUETTES for the flower; the saying is from BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS. (Please remember to go through my business blog to shop, so we both get the proper credit! Just click on the SHOP button on the right-hand side! :) ) The designer series paper is one that was in the Holiday Mini; since all the DSPs are retiring at the end of the month, I decided to use what I had! :) And the card stock is all Basic Black and Whisper White. Embossing powders are black and silver. Easy as can be!

OK, I'm outta here. :) I hope you enjoy your weekend - and make sure there's a bit of time in there to STAMP something! :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Shamelessly CASEd from Pinterest! :D

Happy Wednesday! :)

Last night was our hostess club get-together; with it being the end of the current Idea book, I wanted to do simple yet striking projects. And I think this one was a definite WOW.

And YES, I completely stole the idea. AFTER I did my sample, I thought about some ways to step it up and make it even more striking, but we kept it just like this. :)

Here's the link to the person I pinned from, but she even CASEd it!

This would be a pretty card in pastels, too - like a May Day dress! :)

OK, I'm outta here. Have a WONDERFUL day - and be sure to make the time to stamp something!

Monday, May 19, 2014

MDS Monday - 24 Hours

Happy Monday Morning!!! :) Sorry I've been gone so long - got really sick, then got really busy - I've done a show since I was last posting! :)

Anyway. After both of us being sick and busy together, we decided to take 24 hours to just BREATHE. And this is my page, using MY DIGITAL STUDIO, that I put together to commemorate it. :D

We're having our last hostess club get-together tomorrow before the new IDEA BOOK goes live June 1!!!!!!! If you'd like to place an order, please let me know! :)

OK, I'm outta here - SO much to do today! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to take the time to STAMP something!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Another ZOO REVIEW for you!

Good Wednesday morning! I have to admit, while writing that title for the blog post, a show I used to watch when I was little came back to my mind. I'm going to show my age here - does anyone remember the NEW ZOO REVUE? :D (WOW, that is a LOT worse than I remember. ROFL!!!)

ANYWAY. :D the lion is from ZOO REVIEW, and the trees in the background are from SERENE SILHOUETTES. It looks like a tree on the svelte to me. :D

Want to know how I colored the lion and grass? I embossed the stamp with Early Espresso, then put ink on my finger and did the coloring. I didn't want anything too defined, and I always get ink on my, anyway.... :D

OK. I'm outta here - SOOOO much to do!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! MAKE the time to stamp SOMEthing~! :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

MDS Monday - March Snow

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? Welcome to Passion Week.

So, do you remember that freak snowstorm we had here in middle TN, the one that started in Texas and swept over to drop even more snow on the East Coast? :D It didn't last too long, but it was absolutely breathtaking in its beauty that day. It would be sunny, and the trying-to-grow grass was kind of green - then BOOM! it would go dark, and the snowflakes would start falling, fat and furious. Kenn's been working like mad this spring, but her happened to be home that morning. We spent about 10-15 minutes shooting snow, the birds, and whatever else happened to pop in front of our lenses. :D

Here, I've used one of my shots, blown up and taken to 50% transparency, as the background paper. It was too fun NOT to use. :)

OK, I'm outta here! :) Have a wonderful day! Be sure to make the time to stamp SOMEthing! :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Zebra Card

Welcome to Friday! It's SPRING! And here I am bringing you a black card... :D

I made this card just to make one to show you! Aren't you flattered? :D I got a couple of new stamp sets, and I'm in love with this animal one. Why didn't I get it earlier?!?! It's been marked in my IBC to get for the whole year. Of course, now that I've finally purchased it, it will probably retire... :D

Speaking of which: we're getting closer to the new Idea Book Release in June! Be watching for the retirement lists (sooner than I wish them to be coming! :D )

Now, then. This stamp is from ZOO REVIEW; it's available in wood or clear-mount. To do my background, I just put wide rubber bands around my brayer, and rolled some white craft ink onto that Basic Black card stock. The zebra is embossed in black, and that's a layer of Bermuda Bay right underneath him. :) (Just so you know, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock for the inside, and ran those rubber bands through some Basic Black ink and did about 1.75" of a border down the right side of the inside card.)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure to stamp something! :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wow! I'm Famous! :D

Happy Friday! Sorry I'm late - better late than never, right? :D I found out today that the card I posted on Wednesday made it onto Pinterest! :) How cool is that?!?!? Thank you to whomever Pinned it first! :D

OK, so let me give you one for today. :D

This one is an Easter card; we used BACKYARD BASICS (I bundled! :D ) for the flower and its die cut, and used the butterfly from the set stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear EP inside, along with the "Happy Easter" stamp from TEENY TINY WISHES.

That's the scallop edge punch; I like the little touch it adds. And we used cling wrap to put on sliver Encore ink and white craft ink as the background. Someone asked me if the technique had a name; to be honest, I discovered it by myself when I first started stamping many years ago, and I have no CLUE. :D

We embossed that flower with silver embossing powder, and colored it in with various Stampin' Write markers. Easy and spring-y! :) What do you think of it?

OK, I'm outta here! :) Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Banner Card

Hi! Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week - it's been beautiful here the last couple of days; I hope you're thawing out, if you've been getting hit with snow all winter. :)

I wanted to play around with a couple of things for this card. First, it's on Soft Sky as a base. I used Pool Party ink on the inside of my Perfect Polkadot embossing folder to give that layer a mottled look. Then there's a layer of Wild Wasabi; I stamped the sea horse and the bushy plant from BY THE TIDE, embossed the sea horse with Wild Wasabi, then rubbed some WW ink onto and around him, to highlight him a little bit. I took that strip and spritzed it with some homemade Frost White spritz, to give it a little irridescence. Finally, I stamped the "happy birthday" banner from ITTY BITTY BANNERS and embossed it with silver and cut it out with the framelit that matches, and mounted it on front with Dimensionals.

Isn't it pretty?!? :) I think I did this one when it was cold out and I was missing the ocean. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Be sure to stamp something! :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

MDS Monday - Friends

Happy Monday, y'all! :)

Phew. I'm about wiped out! Busy, busy, busy - but I know I owe you some posts, so here's the first for this week. :) I grew up in Richmond, IN, so I still have incredibly fond memories of the area, AND people I'm very fond of!

This was last week's challenge layout, and I switched it up a bit. I must say, I'm not a fan of layouts that have pictures over top of others, but I was able to rotate and fix it so it's not so bad. :)

If you haven't tried MY DIGITAL STUDIO yet, HOW can I suggest it strongly enough?!? It's SO fun and easy, and I love looking at my layouts - and doing challenges makes me scrap. It's a win-win! :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day, and be sure to take the time to stamp SOMEthing! :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

MDS Monday - When They Were Little...

This is a layout for a challenge again, using baker's twine. Oh, do I love these photos - the one on the top is my favorite from this family reunion many, many years ago. :)

What a crazy-busy time in my life again! Sorry for no posts last week, but I'm HOPING to be able to do better. I won't feel guilty, though - we all live life, right?! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day - and be sure to take the time to stamp SOMEthing! I definitely will be... :D

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hybrid Card

Happy Wednesday! :)

I hope you're having a fantastic week! Mine's going great! Busy, but great. Kenn's working too much, and I miss him...

OK. So, for today's card, we have a hybrid card. What the heck's that? :D Well, it means I did at least one element with MY DIGITAL STUDIO, and the rest with stamping supplies. It COULD mean vice-versa, too, but not this one. The verse on the front and the sentiment inside are from MDS. I punched the front one out with the curly label punch after I printed it out.

For the embossed part, I inked up my honeycomb embossing folder and ran it through my Boutique on Crushed Curry. (It's inked with Soft Suede.)

The bee - the stamp AND the die cut - are from BACKYARD BASICS. I off-stamped with Early Espresso. Now, that bee is UGLY. I wasn't going to say anything, but when I showed my mom the card, she admired it, but said, "That's an ugly bee..." YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS!!!!!!!!!! :D So I took some Frost White shimmer paint in a spritzer and sprayed him. He's shimmery now. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Be sure and make the time to stamp something!

Monday, February 24, 2014

MDS Monday - Food Blogging is FUN!

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? It was SO beautiful here this weekend - I actually sat outside for a while reading. That's NOT normal for me here in TN. But it's too early for bugs, I was in the shade, and the temperature was perfect. :) Of course, we have one more cold snap coming on Wednesday... :D

So this week's SUDSOL challenge was to use a sketch you found and do whatever you wanted. I found this sketch, and decided to do another food blog page. I mean...! Some of these pictures make me want to go make the recipe again RIGHT NOW!!! :D

I really enjoy working from sketches, and almost always give them a little tweak that makes it mine. :D If you know of any websites with great sketches, link me! I'm always looking for new places! :)

OK, I'm outta here! (Oh, and if you've never seen my review blog, you can click here to go to Life's Little Pleasures!) Have a wonderful day, and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMETHING!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Friday!

It's the weekend! :D Are you excited? Do you have big plans? Or are you glad to finally be able to REST?

Today, I want to share a wedding card I made that was inspired by this card. It's not EXACTLY the same, but enough so that I want to give credit where credit is due! (I love Pinterest! :D )

I think my MOM must be influencing me this week! :D Every project I've shown has had yellow, and the one I still have in my mind is yellow, too. :D I sure hope she's enjoying it! :D

So, those are two of the Heart Framelits; I had completely forgotten I had them until just before Valentine's Day. I know, it's a sin. I love hearts! That's the perfect polka dots folder - and I did use my Boutique to do the embossing. That flower is the rounder of the small flowers on the Boho Blossom punch; the leaves are the pointer one, cut into fourths. :D The modern label punch is from TEENY TINY WISHES. The inside has two stamps from ABOVE & BEYOND. I didn't have the correct color brads to do the centers, and I didn't really want to add bulk to the flowers, so I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker. :)

The colors are Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight.

OK, I'm outta here! :D Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be sure to make the time to stamp something.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Been a rough couple of weeks!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week. Today's is warm and sunny here; I think, once I get done blogging, I'm going to go sit on the swing for a little bit! :) Don't hate me, people with snow on the ground. At least you GOT snow! :)

It's been a rough couple of weeks for people all around me. I'm on the TN Stampers online group, and we lost a dear member early last week; her daughter is also on the list. This is the card I'm going to send her. This week, a member of our church was killed suddenly in a car accident. Yesterday, a dear online friend lost her husband to cancer. Ginny, please know we're praying for you. Wish I could give you a real-life hug.

I was inspired by this card; I found it on Pinterest, but it was originally posted on Split Coast Stampers.I really love the original, but I didn't want to add too much color. So I did my version.

I double-stamped the flower from BACKYARD BASICS; the second time I stamped, I off-stamped metallic gold ink, then stamped that second generation onto the card. I used clear embossing powder to give it a little more texture. The inside is stamped with two of the stamps from BLESSINGS FROM HEAVEN. The colors on this one are Very Vanilla, So Saffron, and Always Artichoke. The other ink color is Early Espresso.

OK, I'm outta here! :) I hope your week is wonderful. Be sure and tell people you love that you love them - and stamp them a card to show it. :D

Monday, February 17, 2014

MDS Monday - Kindness is my mom

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend?

I think people across the nation are ready for spring. It's been a long winter, with more snow than most of us have seen in a long time - or colder temperatures for a more sustained amount of time than we can remember. So I wanted to share this page. :)

Mom mom and yellow go hand-in-hand in my thoughts. So this is a page for HER. These are flower photos from our trip to Oregon last year; if you want to look at our galleries for wall art - or to just enjoy them! :) - just click on this link. Heavenly Perspective Photography

OK, I'm outta here! :) Have a WONDERFUL day! It's warming up here in middle TN; I know a lot of you are still under a ton of snow. Please take care, and keep warm! And stamp something. :D

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Card for Kenn

Hi, y'all! :D I wanted to show you the card I made for Kenn for today; it's VERY simple, made with just Whisper White card stock, glitter red paper, and gold foil - and the full heart punch and a couple of framelits. If you have questions, please ask! Oh, and the gift I made for Kenn can be found on Life's Little Pleasures. :)


Have a WONDERFUL weekend! If you want to place a jewelry order to help me get some freebies, LMK by 2 on Saturday. :D Otherwise, I'll see you next week! Make the time to stamp SOMETHING!!!