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Apr 30, 2008

Ribbon is POSTAL!

I just couldn't go back to bed knowing all that ribbon was sitting there. I worked on it all day and it is SHIPPED! YAY!

I do have some shares available still if anyone is interested. These are on hand!

Here is what I have available:


Shipping is a flat $7.

For pictures, check out the original post HERE!

Thanks to all who participated! :)

Ribbon Update!

Hi ladies!

The ribbon has finally arrived!

I will be doing my best to get it done quickly, but may not be able to get it shipped until early next week. I spent the day sick in bed yesterday so I am still weak AND I have a trip scheduled for Friday-Sunday and I have to be at the airport by 11 on Friday. I am not sure that is going to leave me enough time. If I don't get it done before I leave, I should be able to ship it on Monday. :)

Thank you so much for your patience!

Have a great day!

I am off to go back to bed. :(

Apr 21, 2008

Single Cupcake Box Instructions

Hi everyone! Thank you for all the sweet comments and e-mails about my cupcake box. Since I am getting so many e-mails asking for the dimensions, I decided to post them here on my blog. Using the pictures and written instructions, it should be pretty easy to figure out. If you have any specific questions, feel free to e-mail me.

These directions were copy pasted from my Word document and it didn't retain the formatting, but again, should be easy to figure out. If you make one of these, please link back to this post or send me an e-mail so I can check it out. :)

  • Cupcake Box:
    · Base of box: 10 ½ X 10 ½ score at 3 inches in on each side
    1. cut along score lines to create 4 flaps
    2. put adhesive on all 4 flaps and assemble box
    3. cut 4 pieces patterned paper to 4 ¼ X 2 ¾ and use to line box

  • · Lid of box: 8 x 8 scored at 1 11/16 (15/8 + 1 line)
    1. cut hole in lid using Curvy Cutter
    2. cut acetate large enough to cover hole in lid
    3. adhere acetate inside lid
    4. cut 4 pieces patterned paper to 4 ½ X 1 9/16 (1 ½ + 1 line) and adhere to outer flaps of box
    5. cut along score lines and create 4 flaps
    6. put adhesive on all 4 flaps and assemble lid

  • · Insert for box: 6 ½ X 6 ½ scored at inch in on each side
    1. cut a “wedge” out of each corner of the insert. You will be cutting out the entire square on each corner, plus a little more on each side to create a V shape on each corner.
    2. Using a ruler and pencil, draw an X on the WRONG side of the insert (the underside). Use a paper piercer to poke a hole in the center of the X.
    3. Using the paper pierced hole as your guide, cut a 2 ¼ inch circle out the center of your insert using Curvy Cutter
    4. Place insert in box

  • · Stamp cupcakes and color. Cut out each cupcake and use as embellishments for the top of the box. Reserve one small colored cupcake for side of lid.

  • · Stamp sentiment and use Nestabilities to die cut an oval. Adhere to rim of lid and embellish with cut out cupcake.

    You can use the box for a single cupcake OR use a cupcake liner filled with a gift for unique packaging idea.

RIBBON SHARE UPDATE: Ribbon is shipping out to me today. :) YAY! Should have it in about a week (crossing my fingers that I will have it by Friday).

Apr 20, 2008

Cupcake Class

This cupcake box and card is the set I designed for the class I taught at the LSS yesterday. I wanted to do something very similar to my Cupcake Box that holds 4 cupcakes, but knew that was too big a project. I knew that Wilton made a one cupcake box, but when I went to Hobby Lobby and looked, they only had patterned boxes. That is NO good. If we stampers can't alter something, what good is it? LOL I bought the boxes in hopes I could use it as a pattern, but the construction of the box would require me to have a piece of paper in excess of 16 inches. I set out to design one myself. I used the basic dimensions of the Wilton box and was able to come up with a single cupcake box with removable lid. It is constructed entirely of card stock and uses a piece of acetate for the peek-a-boo window.

All the ladies did an amazing job and the boxes came out SO SO cute! Thanks for coming ladies and I look forward to seeing you all on May 31st.


Stamps: Hero Arts large and mini cupcake stamp sets
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Saffron, brocade, real red, PTI white, Basic Grey Cupcake paper
Accessories: Curvy cutter and rounded square and circle templates, cutterbee scissors, Copic markers, acetate, star punch, oval Nestabilities

Apr 18, 2008

Guava Fairy

The cute little fairy was sitting on my desk calling my name so I made another card with her. :)


Stamps: fairy from Stamping Bella, CHF backgrounder pretty pattern, Friend definition SU BG

Ink: white craft, palette noir

Paper: black, guava, saffron, PTI white

Accessories: Janome sewing machine, silver brads, May Arts polka dot organdy, dimensionals, Copic markers, circle punch, ticket corner punch

Ribbon Share Update

Hi all! I just wanted to update you all on the ribbon share. :)

The order has been placed for all ribbon share sign ups and all PAID spool orders. Now, we just wait until they are shipped to me so I can cut, sort and ship. :)

I do have a couple spots left of all of the ribbon. If you would like to sign up, do it asap to secure a spot. Once these sell out, I will not reorder this batch of ribbon.

Thanks to all who joined!

I hope to have some stamped goodies to share this weekend. :)

Have a GREAT Friday! :)

Apr 14, 2008

Pom Pom YAY!

I created this card for a friend's little girl who recently made the cheerleading squad at her middle school. I was SO glad to finally have a use for this cute Bella stamp I have had for some time.

When my 8 year saw the card I was working on, she said, "oh how cute... a stamping Bella." Awwwww, SO SO cute! I just love her! Both my girls are well versed in the stamping lingo. My daughter Bailey can name several Basic Grey collections by sight and BOTH of my daughters own a 6X6 BG patterned paper pad. Cuuuuuuute! They make me proud. :)

Pompombella is stamped in Palette Noir and colored with Copic markers. The design was pretty simple and was an off-shoot of Amy Rysavy's sketch that I just used for my flower garden ensemble. :) Thanks again for the inspiration, Amy. :) Carole challenged me about 3 months ago to use a never inked Bella stamp, so this one is for you. :) I've actually used 2 un-inked Bellas today so that should fulfill my challenge. Now... where is my prize, Carole? LMBO!

The sentiment stamp is an older one from SU. I actually recently split up a whole bunch of my SU sets (the horror) to categorize them for easier use so I have no idea what set it is from. Apparently when you have thousands of stamps, it is hard to find the one you want. LOL I will revisit my new categorization method at a later time. I went to my "congratulations" drawer and grabbed this one. YAY for being organized. The sentiment was stamped on Bashful Blue and then matted with black. I glue dotted the sentiment over a Heidi Swapp ghost shape star. I LOVE those Heidi Swapp ghost shapes. I am obsessed with them. When you need an embellishment, but nothing you have matches the colors, you are afraid to pull in another "loud" element, or you just want something subtle, they are GREAT!

Stamps: SU sentiment, pompombella

Ink: Palette Noir

Paper: SU patterned paper, basic black, bashful blue, PTI white

Accessories: black brads, Copic markers, Heidi Swapp ghost shape, paper piercer, dimensional glue dots

Apr 13, 2008

HOW TO: mini flower pot

I wanted to share the process for creating the cover of the mini flower pot in the set shown HERE.

Here are the materials that inspired the set:

I removed the cover from the flower pot and traced the outside of the cover as well as the two inner areas that were open. Then, I cut it out. I used a craft knife to cut out the inner areas. I used a new craft knife by Fiskars that makes it so much easier to do (Michaels, $5.99). See the picture after this one for a shot of it. It is the orange handled tool. You can see my score measurements below. Yes, I have written 5 7/8 minus one line. LOL It is an exact science ya know? LOL

Here is the piece cut out along with the Fiskars craft knife that makes cutting much easier.

Here is the pot cover, on the pot.

Here is the finished, decorated cover.

Above is the completed set!

Flower Garden Set

OH MY GOODNESS! I am squealing in my baby voice here. LOL A few weeks ago I was strolling Target and saw some Kraft colored bags of flower seeds with a super fun large silver eyelet at the top. While I was cooing at those (and grabbing a few for my cart), my husband picked up a little flower pot and told me it would be cute "for my stamping". So of course I grabbed that too, because when a husband gets involved in any way, you have to get excited about that. I mean... if he thinks I can do something with it, then I need to. If nothing else than to encourage future participation right? So, I have had those two items sitting in plain view (so they don't get forgotten) for several weeks and I decided today was the day to create! I had already decided I was going to use my flower Bella which I had never used before. I just got this fun paper from Scenic Route and it looked oh so cute with the two "alterables" so my inspiration was born!

I started out with the card first. Bella is stamped and colored with Copic markers. The sketch for the card came from Amy Rysavy HERE. Thanks for the inspiration. :) I resisted the urge to cover up the paper because I just LOVE the patterns. SO fun and SO perfect for summer!

Then, I moved on to the bag of seeds. I basically made a quick and easy card front. I added a little stitching and embellishments. The directions for the seeds are on the back of the packet and I left them as is so this can actually be used. :)

I decided to make a whole set and set out to alter the hubby-found mini pot. I removed the cover from the pot and used it as a pattern to make one that matched the card and seed packet. It was pretty easy really.

Tada! A cute little flower garden set! This is going to someone who gifted me with the stamp used on the seed packet. I hope she likes it. :)

Stamps: Inkadinkado sentiment, Bella sentiment, Bella stamp

Ink: Palette Noir

Paper: Scenic Route patterned paper, artichoke, PTI white, pumpkin

Accessories: Heidi Swapp ghost shape flowers (small and large), white polka dot ribbon (from current share), oval punch, circle punches, mini flower pot, craft knife, dimensional glue dots, Janome sewing machine, flower punch, saffron brads

Friendship Fairy

I used THIS sketch that I found on Artfully ILA for this card.

The glitter on the angel's dress is catching the light a little weird. It is more shimmery than silver. I was forced by peer pressure and influence to purchase this stamp after seeing THIS CARD by Jen.

Stamps: Eloise fairy and sentiment by Stamping Bella, pretty pattern CHF BG, pretty petals SU BG

Ink: Black Palette, white craft, versamark

Paper: PTI white, SU PP, blush blossom, pretty in pink

Accessories: white polka dot grosgrain (part of the current share), Heidi Swapp ghost shapes, pink brads, dimensionals, Sakura clear sparkle pen, aquapainter (to spread the sparkle of the glitter pen)
The may arts ribbon share is still open. Check out the details HERE!

Apr 10, 2008

April Ribbon Share!

WOOHOO! The April ribbon share is HERE!

I have heard from lots of you that you either missed out on a share, OR are in need of more of some of your favorite ribbons from the past shares. I decided to do a BLAST FROM THE PAST share showcasing some of your favorite ribbons! I will be placing an order in one week or less. Sign up early to secure your spot in the share. These have been the most loved ribbons from the past year+!

The ribbon is from MAY ARTS! High quality, beautiful, drool worthy ribbon! Here are the details:

  • This ribbon is TIMELESS! A must for any card maker or scrapbooker!
  • 3/8 inch polka dot organdy ribbon
  • 16 colors
  • 5 yards of each color
  • 80 yards total
  • $32
  • INCLUDES the newest 4 colors of ribbon

  • LOVE this ribbon! I use it constantly!
  • 1 inch satin with a grosgrain edge
  • 14 different colors
  • 2 yards of each color
  • 28 yards total
  • $21

  • Another FAVORITE! Beautiful striped ribbon!
  • 3/8 inch grosgrain striped ribbon (horizontal stripes)
  • 12 great colors! some are: red/cream, orange, black, brown/tan, pink
  • 5 yards of each color
  • 60 yards total
  • $22 plus shipping

  • The quality of this polka dot ribbon is the best I have seen! AWESOME!
  • 5/8 inch wide
  • 10 colors
  • 5 yards of each color
  • 50 yards total
  • $27

  • a full spot in each of the 4 shares
  • $100 (save $1)
  • FREE shipping! (save $7)
  • FREE gift (my choice)

  • For ribbon lovers who just need MORE! Use it on your swaps, or just hoard it. :)
  • If you would like a full spool of any ribbon above, please contact me for price list.
  • I can ship it with your share order for no additional shipping cost.
  • If you would like a full spool of any other ribbon from a past share, please contact me with description and I will send you a price list. I can ship it to you with your share order for no additional shipping cost.

US shipping will be a flat $7 for any amount of ribbon ordered (with the exception of ribbon lovers package which ships for FREE). If your order exceeds $100, but you do not order the ribbon lovers package, your ribbon will also ship for FREE. US buyers: insurance is optional at your cost. I will not be responsible for packages once they are shipped.

Canadian shipping: please add $3 due to increased postal charges/mailing materials. international: contact me for shipping rates. International buyers: buy at your own risk. Postal wait times may be long.

Fine print: yardage is approximate. Color substitutions may be made due to back order situations. Every effort is made to be as precise and accurate as possible. Pictures depict ribbon type only. Not all colors shown are part of ribbon share. Some are excluded. Please refer to # of ribbons that will be included in share description.

No fee for paypal! Paypal is preferred! It's quick and easy! If you need help or would like me to send you an invoice please e-mail me at .

Ready to jump in? Send total amount and DETAILED note about exactly what you are ordering to my paypal address: If you do not know how to use paypal or are having a difficult time, e-mail me at that address and I will send you an invoice that will make it easier to send payment. :)

If you would like to pay by check or money order please contact me at with the details of which share(s) you would like to join. I will hold your spot and send you my mailing address.

As always, I will keep you updated throughout the process on my blog and/or e-mail. Shipping time may vary based on shipment from manufacturer, but I will move quickly once I have received the products to lessen your wait time. Thanks in advance to anyone joining! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at the address listed above. Thank you and happy ribbon day! :)

Apr 8, 2008

Eat Your Cupcake

I was able to make one more cupcake card this evening. YAY! I have really missed stamping. :)


Stamps: Hero Arts lg and small cupcake sets, SU BG stamp, SU polka dot BG stamp

Ink: white craft, Palette Noir, Versamark

Paper: bashful blue, lavender lace, basic black, shimmery white

Accessories: Janome sewing machine, circle punches, horizontal slot punch, May Arts polka dot organdy ribbon, dimensionals, glittered brads (Paper Studio), SU flower punch, Copic markers
The card sketch I used can be found here .

Cupcake Box

I hope you have your sunglasses on! I channeled my friend, Carole who LOVES bright colors to make this ensemble for a birthday gift. It is going to a sweet little girl who is celebrating her 8th birthday tomorrow. (Yes, Mary this is for Rebekah!)

I figured I would step outside of my norm and make her a bright and cheery cupcake birthday card. I paired a Hero Arts cupcake set with the Basic Grey Cupcake paper (which incidentally contains NO cupcake prints... WTH?). When I was done with the card, I remembered I had some cute little cupcake boxes made by Wilton (purchased in the craft section at Walmart-package of 3 for under $4) that would be cute to use as a gift box. This project took on a life of it's own as I stamped, colored and cut out cupcakes like crazy! LOL I decorated the inside of the box by adhering patterned paper to the inner walls of the box and on the divider piece that holds the cupcakes. The pink Marvy punch worked perfectly to punch out the holes for the patterned paper covering the insert piece. I decorated the outside with patterned paper and adhered the cut-out cupcakes at different dimensions on the lid. I added a sentiment and cupcake to the front of the box as well as to the May Arts ribbon that ties the box closed. I finished it off by adding white cupcake paper liners and filling them with fun goodies for her to use with her card making. She is a stamper in training and who can resist fueling her passion? NOT ME! LOL I added some shredded blue paper to the box to keep everything secure in the paper liners while shipping.

The card used the Monday mojo sketch found here. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Stamps: Hero Arts cupcake sets (large and mini set), polka dot SU

Ink: Palette Noir, white craft

Paper: Basic Grey Cupcake, saffron, brocade blue, real red, papertrey white

Accessories: Copic markers, dimensionals, Wilton cupcake box, petite oval Nestabilities, oval punch, May Arts ribbon, star punch, Marvy oval punch, paper piercer, cupcake liners, silver stretch cord, red eyelets

Beauty of Friendship

I HAD to use my new Hero Arts sentiment stamp on a card. I just got it this past weekend and I loooove it! I am such a softy for sentiments! The mushier the better!

It reads:

The beauty of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile... it's the spiritual inspiration that comes when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with their friendship.

Awwwwww! It is just SO sweet!

Card Details:

Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment, Penny Black flower

Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, pretty in pink, regal rose, celery, artichoke, caramel, saffron

Paper: Basic Grey Sultry, pretty in pink, chocolate. shimmery white

Accessories: flat back pearls, pink taffeta ribbon, Janome sewing machine, water mister, ticket corner punch, air art spray tool, Heidi Swapp mini ghost shape flower

Apr 7, 2008

I've Missed You!

First let me say how much I have missed you all! Even though I do the posting, I SO enjoy reading all the sweet comments from you! It really makes me smile. :)

Thank you to all of you who e-mailed me and asked if I was ok. It really meant a lot to me that I was missed and that you were concerned. HUGS to each and every one of you that checked in on me. It was greatly appreciated! If you didn't notice I was MIA for a while... I love you anyway. :) After all, life gets hectic sometimes and in a blink of an eye a month has passed by!

Since I was MIA for almost an entire month, I feel an explanation is in order. My last post was on March 10th. YIKES! *slaps self with wet noodle* I will give you the shortened version since the alternative would be long and disgusting. LOL 3 kids... strep throat... fever, chills, vomit, crying, Dr visits, prescriptions, lots of extra laundry, worrying, stress and lack of sleep. That about covers it. It was not fun and I am glad it is *almost* over. Time for normalcy!

I decided tonight that it was time to get back to stamping. :) My card will be posted in just a couple minutes. :) Thanks for hanging in there with me. Like I said, I have missed you all!

HUGS and I hope your family is well!
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