Big News!!

♥♥♥Big News♥♥♥
I'm going Puerto Rico!!! Scrapbooking Gallery PR Class Date October 25th We will be making 4 projects using Prima's Gorgeous new papers, Coffee Break, Bloom Girl, Julie Nutting and The Greeting Farm Stamps. I will be teaching techniques with Copics, Gelatos and paints! This is going to be an all day event FULL OF FUN!
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Monday, April 30, 2007


I had some time to kill before I have to go pick up my son, So I made this gift set, for no particular reason it was fun to make, It will be on displat at my first workshop next Tuesday! So Excited!!!!!
Stampin’ Up!© 1990-2007
Stamp sets: Pocket fun, simply said
Ink: Apricot appeal and basic brown
Cardstock: sage shadow, Apricot appeal Cameo Coral
Accessories: Slit punch

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Thank You Card



I made this card for my aunts boss and his wife, they recently had given me a box of baby clothes for my 3 month old, Katie. It was perfect timing she's growing out of everything!

Stampin’ Up!© 1990-2007

Stamp sets: Much Appriciated, In the Spoylight


Ink: Perfect Plum and old olive

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Apricot appeal Cardstock

Accessories: purple brads (not SU!), and versamark

Fathers Day Card




I made this card for a practice, the card swap I'm in this month we have to turn in a male Birthday card or a Fathers day Card.. I'm not sure I like it enough for the swap though.. I'll have to try something else before I decide. Masculine cards are a tough one .. for me anyways.

Stampin’ Up!© 1990-2007

Stamp sets: Pocket fun and simple sayingsInk: Basic Brown, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Apricot appeal, and Very Vanilla, and Mellow Moss Cardstock

Accessories: A key (traced) Sponges, 1 3/4 puncher natural hemp twine

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sandwich Baggy Purse Tutorial

Take a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and a fold top sandwich baggy, Score the piece of cardstock at 3 1/2 inches and 5 inches, Take the top of the baggy and fold it towards the back so it's even at the top of the opening. Place adhesive on the top of the cardstock and place the baggy on the adhesive like shown in above picture.


Fold the scored area.



Put adhesive on the top of the inner and outter part of the cardstock then take the baggy and open it to the other side of the cardstock folding the baggy over the outside of the cardstock.



Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches



Stamp them and score them at 3.1 and 5 inches.




Attach them to the top part of the purse with your adhesive covering the folded baggy.



Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 1 2 1/2 x 2 inches the other 1 1/2 x 1 inch and stamp them or decorate however you'd like.



Place the 2 1/2 x 2 inch cardstock over the over lapping cardstock on each side of the purse.







Here's how both sides should look so far.. almost finished..





Take a 9 inch piece of ribbon attaching each side to the outter part of the bag with brads. leaving about a 1/4 inch or so hanging down from the brad.




Heres Your finished Folded baggy purse. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. It's my first I've ever done. If you dicide to make a baggy purse I'd love to post a picture of it here on my blog so please Email it to me vegas_emerald@yahoo.com Thanks.

Sandwich Baggy Purse


I love the way this came out, It's perfect for a gift, I think I'm going to make this and the 5 cards in the previous post my door prize for my workshop! I'm so excited I'm also handing out my invites for it today I hope all goes well!! I'm making a tutorial for this Purse baggy If you decide to make one I'd appriciate it if you'd show me I'd love to see how others would make it. I'll link to it from my tutorial page. Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!

Stampin’ Up!© 1990-2007

Stamp sets: Stampin' Around Watercolor Joy, and simply said stamp set.

Ink: Apircot appeal and old olive

Cardstock: Mellow Moss confetti white, Apricot appeal Cardstock

Accessories: pretty in pink brads, and ivory ribbon and one fold top sandwich baggy

Friday, April 20, 2007

Something Just For you Cards




Stampin’ Up!© 1990-2007
Stamps Sets : Doodle That, Tree for all seasons, In the Spotlight, Pocket Fun
Inks: Perfect Plum, Basic Brown,
Cardstock: Pale plum, perfect plum chocolate chip,whisper white, bashful blue, Pixie Pink and Very Vanilla.
Other: Versamark, Heat tool, clear embossing powder, blender pens, water colored pencils,

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mini Purse




I used Very Vanilla cardstock, pale plum, mellow moss cardstock 1 1/4 circle hole puncher, brads, ivory ribbon, hemp twine blender pens, and water colored pencils. The Purse is a template from Stampin up!

Friday, April 13, 2007

2 Cards today How lucky am I?!



Today I got to make 2 cards I'm actuallyso very happy with how they came out. The first one I made is for my great grandparents 70th Wedding Anniversary. I used perfect plum, very vanilla, chocolate chip, creamy caramel cardstock, ivoryribbon, clear embossing powder, Delight in Life Stamp set and happy harmony stamp set, brads. For the little holes I used a thumb tact pen thingy .. Which also works well to insert a brad, if you dont have any of the other tools







My mom is going to her friends daughters baby shower sunday so she asked me to make her a card. I used bashful blue, confetti white and chocolate chip cardstock. Bordering Blue ink, Baby Talk stamp set, Stampin' Around Sweet Feet, Stampin' Around Baby Time.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Pen and Pencil Holder


I'm so tired of pens and pencils being thrown on my computer table and then when I go to look for one I cannot find one. Soooo I made this. I used the SplitCoastStampers guide on the one sheet box I think I messed up how they do it but I made something out of it though lol. Here it is.



Today I recieved the best email I got my Stampin Up Demo login SO.. I'm officially a Stampin Up! Demonstrator YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Baby Card


My Neighbor accross the street just had a baby last Friday I believe, I dont really know her too well but I decided to make her a card. I used Pixie Pink and Confetti White Cardstock. I took the confetti white card stock and used the the words back ground stamp from Baby Talk Stampin Up Stamp set, and I stamped it in Versamark then embossed it with the clear embossing powder. Then I took Perfect Plum ink and sponged it in a circular motion, then I added some Rose Red ink to sponge and went back over it. I stamped the strip in the baby accessories and rubbed the entire strip of pixie pink cardstock on the versamark pad and then embossed itwith clear embossing powder. I ripped the edges and then attached the strip to the plain confetti white cardstock. Simple huh?!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Delight in Life Gift Set



The baby Finally fell asleep longer than 20 min so I got a chance to get her gift done. Here it is ..This is for someone who really isnt into Stampin Up! Yet.... LOL Maybe this will do the trick. Anyways I really hope she likes it!

Delight in Life Folder




Here's a Folder I made for my friend, Todays her Birthday! I'm made her this folder and I still want to make her a Birthday Card, matching pen and candle, My daughter is super fussy right now and I cant finish it all. *Sigh* kids..

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Swap cards came!


This is the first swap I'm apart of and I love it! I love to have a reason to stamp. This one was an Anniversary card or Easter card. They are all so beautiful! All the ladies did such a fabulous job. Next Months is Female Birthday or Mothersday card. I cant wait to get those ones!

Paint can project!

My mom is repainting her room and she has finally emptied out a paint can I really want to turn it into something but what I've gotten some cute ideas from SCS gallery, I'm just not sure if I want to make something for me to keep or make a future gift. My 2 month old has been so fussy so I havent been able to stamp seems like everytime I get out all my stuff it's time to put it away cause it's time to feed her, then dinner or something. But anywho.. all suggestions welcome for my paint can project. oh also tips on cleaning the paint can LOL.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

So excited!

On Friday I will be sending out my stampin up starter kit form I'm just so excited about it. I cant wait to be a demonstrator and order my own stuff!

I should be recieving the cards today from the card swap I'm in and I'm very excited about that too! It's just such an exciting week!