Saturday, March 27, 2010

MY Digital Studio Demonstration Video
Watch this short video to learn more about My Digital Studio

Sunday, March 14, 2010

All I need to know about LIFE I learned from the EASTER BUNNY
Don't you just love this. I cased this from Janet Wakeland at Remarkable Creations. She also has a pdf of the poem you can download. You can find it here: Thanks, Janet for the awesome project.
All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip & Confetti White
Accessories: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (flowers), Big Shot, Stampin Up! exclusive Lattice Bigz Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Pastels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue dots
Non-Stampin' Up!: Easter Bunny Lesson, Lace

Thanks for looking

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Big Shot card using the Scallop Oval Frame, Flower, Daisy #2, Beautiful butterfly, Butterfly embosslit
This is a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card, to fit inside of the 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" envelope, but in order to fit it in the envelope you would have to cut of part of the daisy or take the largest daisy off the bottom and only put the smallest on the top, So I will have to make my own envelope to fit this card. I got my inspiration from Andrea Walford for this card, and changed the dsp and colors, added rhinestone brads to the daisies, and layered on a second butterfly. Andrea's card might be a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card, the flowers would fit that way, (why didn't I think of that earlier????) Oh well, I still like it.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, It's Your Birthday
Ink: So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Flock Together Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop oval frame, Flower Daisies #2, Beautiful Butterflies (Stampin' Up! exclusive), and the Beautiful Wings Stampin' Up! exclusive embosslit die, Ice Circle Rhinestone brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack.
Note: The Saffron flowers were stamped off once, when I made this last night at my Big Shot workshop, I also did the inside. I will make the inside tomorrow and post it.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Scallop Oval Easter Egg card
with envelope modified to smaller size

When I saw the Easter Egg card done by Jackie Topa, I knew I had to make one. I added a layer of Designer Paper behind my scallops and added two stripes. I also modified a small open end envelope so that my egg would fit perfectly. You can view Jackie's card at
All supplies Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (DSP), Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Oval Frame Bigz die, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, Mini Glue Dots, Small open-end envelopes

1. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3” x 8.5 ”. Fold in half  for card base.

2. Cut Designer Series Paper  3” by 4 1/2”, and die cut oval shape. (see photo above)

3. Cut three pieces of DSP 2" x 3" and place on the die as shown in photo (you will have two pieces stacked on top of each other.) Cut. 

4. You will end up with three scallops and three half moons (see photo)

5. Place two of the half moons pieces on the die, just 1/8” over oval cut line. (see photo)

6. This will cut two stripes. (see photo)

7. Glue scallops and stripes on egg. Option: Cut out two ovals, cut one in half and layer on top, so you can have a different top and bottom, that is what I did in the sample. Cut off excess

8. Place card base on the Scallop Oval Frame die just below the top of the oval and cut. (If you line it up so you just have three scallops showing above the card that will be perfect) see photo

9. Glue egg to card front matching at the bottom This will leave a small portion above the top of the card front, so that your finished egg is oval at the top not flat.

10. Trim a small portion off the bottom of your card if you want it to be able to stand.

11. Using mini glue dots, add a Sweet Pea Stitched felt leaf and flower on egg.

12. Cut flap off a small open-end envelope and trim down to 6”. Score 1 5/8” from open end. Cut off inside portion from score line to sides, leaving a flap. Use original flap as template to shape.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy your cute little Easter Egg card.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Easter Bunny Pillow Box Basket tutorial
I have been asked for directions for the pillow box basket I posted on March 8, 2010, so I made up this tutorial. I hope you enjoy making your basket.

Easter Bunny Pillow Box Basket
Tutorial by Janet K. Moore

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted:
Ink: Pretty in Pink classic
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black cardstock
Accessories:  Small and Large oval punches, Large Heart punch, 1" and 1/2" circle punches, Pillow box bigz die, Big Shot die cut machine, Signo white gel pen, Stampin' sponges, Stampin dimensionals, Sticky Strip, White Organza ribbon (11” long), tombow mono multi liquid glue, sticky strip.
Non Stampin' Up!: Easter grass and pom pom for tail on back (not shown

1. Die cut 3 whisper white pillow boxes.

2. Fold box at fold line and cut away area marked with crosshatch so that the both panels match. Cut away the area on only one end, because you will trim the other end to be straight across for the bottom of your box, but be sure that you are trimming the same edge on all three boxes.

3. Place sticky strip on flap as shown on all three boxes.

4. Attach flap of 1st box to the side without the flap of box #2. repeat, attaching to box 3. Attach box 2 to box one. Note: Make sure the flap is on the inside of the basket.

5. Trim bottom flat as shown.

6. Cut 3 strips of cardstock 1” x 5”  and score ½” from each end. Apply Sticky strip to one end. Attach to basket with the tab towards the bottom of the basket.

7. Apply Tape to strips and attach 4” circle. Flip basket over, apply tape to strips and add circle to inside of basket.

8. Punch 3 Whisper White 1” circles, cut one in half. Punch 2 Basic Black ½” circles and 1 Pretty in Pink ½” circle. Using the Signo white gel pen make a ¼” curved line on each of your black circles. Punch 2 Pretty in Pink small ovals, and 2 Whisper White large ovals and 2 Whisper White Large hearts. Sponge both hearts, all four ovals, the 1” circle that are cut in half (do not sponge the whole 1” circles. Sponge the ½” Pretty in Pink circle. Glue black circle to White circles and place on basket for the bunny’s eyes. Using the Paper you punched your 1/2” circle as a template sponge checks on the bunny face. Using Stampin’ dimensionals add the eye lids and nose. Glue small pink ovals to large white ovals and attach to inside of basket for ears. Bend one ear forward. Attach hearts at the bottom for feet.

9. Attach ribbon to inside of basket by adding ¾” sticky strip to each end.

10. Add easter grass, and a pom pom to back of bunnie for tail.

11. Enjoy your finished Bunny basket!!
Flower Folds in Razzleberry Lemonade
I have been wanting to make one of these flowers for a while, and then when I saw this card by Mary Brown, (thanks Mary for the awesome layout) I knew I could not wait any longer, especially since my best friend Ferne was having a birthday and I need a card. I chose the Razzleberry Lemonade paper because it looked good with my Summer Sun cordory button. I just love the cordory buttons, don't you. (I quess it is good that they don't have them in all 48 colors, or I would have a small forture in buttons!) I am quite pleased at how it turned out. I might use this card at my workshop on Friday, I think I will flip the Curry dsp to the side without so much white on it. I love the Elegant Bouquet on a small strip like this, I will make this in another color and post it this week, and I won't make that card at 4 in the morning, so I will line up my scallop trim border stamp better, but I just had to scan this card before I took it to Fern's birthday lunch yesterday, (that is why I had to get up so early - yes, I could have make it the day before, but that is water under the bridge, isn't it?)
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Whimsical Words (how am I gonna live without this set????)
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade and Crushed Curry Designer Series Papers, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Folds Stampin' Up! exclusive bigz xl die, Elegant Bouquet Stampin' Up! esclusive textured impression embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, Summer Sun cordory button, Paper piercer, mat pack, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, Happy Stampin'

Monday, March 8, 2010

Chocolate Bunny with Sending Love Designer Series Paper
At leadership this year I received an awesome Chocolate Bunny swap from Shawn Perez. You can see her card at the bottom of this post. Thank you Shawn, off all the swaps I received this was definately one of my favorites. Here is my version of her card. I changed my card from Vanilla to Chocolate. The front panel from Chocolate with Perfect Polka Dots to Vanilla embossed with Finial Press. I flipped the Sending Love Designer Series Paper over to the glittery side, and changed the panel it was put on from Cocoa to Chocolate. I also changed the ribbon from pink to chocolate, reversed the layers the bunny was on to vanilla, pink then chocolate, and embossed the bunny, which I think really pulls your eye to him.  So my colors were the same minus the cocoa, and I used her exact layout.
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink & Very Vanilla cardstock, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series paper
Accessories: Big shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Easter Bunny Pillow Box Basket

Is this not just toooo stinkin' cute? I was in a 3D swap at leadership this year and I received one of these as a swap back from Cristena Bagne at  You can find it under her 3d section. This is a fun project, thanks Cristena.

The only changes I made was to use the Large and Small oval punches for the ears, instead of the Large and Wide ovals. I also used a different ribbon, and made the handle longer. I also added a pom pom (not shown) on the back for a tail.

All supplies Stampin' Up! (unless noted)
Stamps: None
Ink: Pretty in Pink classic
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black cardstock
Accessories:  Small and Large oval punches, Large Heart punch, 1" and 1/2" circle punches, Pillow box bigz die, Big Shot die cut machine, white gel pen, stampin' sponges, stampin dimensionals, White Organza ribbon, tombow mono multi liquid glue, sticky strip.
Non Stampin' Up!: Easter grass and pom pom for tail on back (not shown)
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Good Egg with Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
I know we have had this set a while, but I love this little chick and have to bring him out each Easter. I used this card for my inspiration, changing up the colors and using brads instead of ribbon.
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, So Saffron Designer Series Paper, Tempting Teal and So Saffron cardstock, watercolor paper.
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Scallop Border, Scallop Oval, Large Oval punches, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing tool, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red watercolor crayons, Aqua painters, Apricot 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Soft Subtles brads (I used the Apricot  Appeal brads to match the ribbon, but you could use the So Saffron in the Rich Regals)