Circle Cake Card

Happy Wednesday!! I was just playing at my craft table last night and came up with this card. I wanted to incorporate some circles into this card so I grabbed my Coluzzle and started cutting. I also wanted to use some Chunky Glitter and ended up using the Cosmo Fine Glitter too. I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Supplies are all Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy from Sale-A-Bration 08, Retired

Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Whisper White

Ink: You can actually use any ink on this one because it will all be covered with the Fine Cosmo Glitter but I suggest a light color ink pad.

Accessories: Chunky Sprinkles Light Blue (Occasions Mini), Fine Cosmo Glitter in Rose Pink & Light Blue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Coluzzle Cutting System, Sticky Cuts Letters the dot from the i, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, SNAIL Adhesive.


Happy Anniversary - Anthony

Isn't Anthony just smashing in his tux?

On this card I knew I wanted to use Anthony from Hannah Stamps but I wanted to change his shirt and tie to a crisp white shirt and black bow tie. I also knew I wanted to incorporate that huge diamond ring with Anthony. So here's what I came up with. What do you think?
Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you're having a marvelous Monday!


Stamps: Anthony Clear Set - Hannah Stamps, Hugs & Wishes - Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Basic Black and Whisper White -Stampin' Up!

Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad, Blush Blossom, Tempting Turquoise & Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Markers - Stampin' Up!

Accessories: Sterling Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive - Stampin' Up!, Ribbon from stash.

For the Serious Golfer

I wanted to make a golf card to send to my Sister's Fiance to let him know how much I appreciate him for taking care of my Sister. He's a wonderful man and I couldn't have asked for a better brother-in-law or husband for my Sis. As you might have guessed he's a SERIOUS GOLFER. I mean, he's the guy that's at the club almost every day. He even makes his own golf clubs and clubs he sells. I've never met a more serious golfer. Now don't get me wrong...my Sis is not one of those golf widows. She likes to golf too and goes with Jeff as much as she can but she isn't as passionate as he is. Anyway, here's the card I made Jeff.

I knew which stamp set I was going to use (Anthony clear stamp set by Hannah Stamps) and I wanted to use colors that represented the grass and sand traps on a golf course so I used Garden Green and River Rock from Stampin' Up! The ribbon is SU!'s Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in River Rock, the Ink is Basic Black Classic Pad, Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand (retired) & Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers. Did you notice the Garden Green background? Cool huh? I used my Crop-A-Dile and embossed circles and used the back to look like the surface of a golf ball. This would be totally cool in Whisper White then punched out with a circle punch...hmmmmm...I might have to try that. LOL I also used Stampin' Dimensionals to raise the Whisper White stamped layer.

I hope you are as lucky as I am to have such a wonderful man as a (soon to be) brother-in-law!

Have a wonderful week!



Ginger Blossom Birthday Card

This is a birthday card for my MIL. She really likes Asian influences so I thought this would work. All the colors kind of match her sun room decor. We're off to see her this afternoon to celebrate so I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and I'll be back soon with more stuff to share.
Lorraine Supplies all Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Embrace Life, Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock
Designer Series Paper: Ginger Blossom
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad, Ruby Red & Cameo Coral, Sahara Sand (retired) Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Key Tag and Horizontal Slot Punches, Paper Piercer, Double Stitched River Rock Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

This one's for you My Love Chicken

Well...did you notice my new picture?? I updated the old one because my DH thought I needed a better picture. One where my roots aren't gray. LOL!! The truth is, my roots are gray most of the time. I think I have ultra gray hair because it grows so fast that I would have to color it once a week if I never wanted any gray hair. He doesn't really mind my gray hair in real life but he just thought I might have a better picture to show you. So, I changed my picture. It's one of my favorite pictures of me. It's at our wedding reception almost 15 years ago. It's actually a picture of my DH & I having our first toast. We are just cracking up in the picture but I can't remember why. :0) So, I thought I'd show you the full picture here. I'll update my blog profile once I find another picture I like of myself. That's hard to do because I'm always the one behind the camera. LOL

Anyway, thanks for strolling down memory lane with me. I hope you have a great night. Oh, and, I love you My Chicken Man! (just a nickname I call my DH because he has chicken legs but, they're still pretty cute!!)
PS Isn't he just the cutest?!?!?!? Love you my husband!


My Top 10 List

We made this book at my LSS - Scrapbook U! Monica Martinek was the instructor (and store owner!). Isn't it just beautiful!?!?!? I just LOVE this book. Why wouldn't I? It uses my absolute favorite colors!! It was so hard to narrow down my 10 favorite things but these are some I came up with. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Book: Rectangle Scallop - Maya Road - www.mayaroad.com

Stamps: Brushstroke Alphabet - Stampin' Up!

Ink: Basic Black Craft Pad - Stampin' Up!

Paper: Playtime: Twirl, Laugh, Play & Giggle (aren't those great names??!!)- Kaiser Scrapbook - www.kaisercraft.com.au

Accessories: Buttons - Butterfly Jar Mix, Ribbon - Miscellaneous from the LSS, Paper Flowers - Prima Bubbles Pink, Paper Flowers Hot Pink & Light Green - Kaiser Scrapbook, Bling - Miscellaneous from LSS, Playtime Brads - Kaiser Scrapbook, Die Cuts - Cricut, 1 3/8" Circle Punch - Stampin' Up!


Cafe Hanna

Here's Hanna at her favorite cafe having some tea and chocolate waiting for her BFF. :0) I thought it was too hot for her to be drinking coffee so I thought tea would be better. LOL I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get a chance to meet your BFF at the cafe for a little treat.
Lorraine Supplies:
Stamps: Cafe - Hannah Stamps
Cardstock: Whisper White, Green Galore and Basic Black - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa Classic Pads, Basic Black, Green Galore, Ballet Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Markers - Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Sky Blue & Green Rhinestones (bling on the swirls of the table & chairs, her ears and her ring) - Creative Imaginations, Green & Black Polka Dot Brads - Amanda Blue, Stampin' Sponge, 1/8" Circle Punch, Aquapainter, SAIL Adhesive - Stampin' Up!


Bee Happy Trio

Just a trio of quick & easy cards today. Hope your day was HAPPY!
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies All Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Just B

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue

Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Pad

Accessories: Large & Small Oval Punches, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


Join me for a drink?

Here's Anthony again...This time he's wondering if you'd like to meet him for a drink? LOL I am really enjoying my new Hannah Stamps. If you haven't already, you need to go to Hannah Stamps and see all of their wonderful stamps!

Thanks for your continued support!



Stamps: Hannah Stamps Anthony Set

ALL other supplies are Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Blush Blossom, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers; Basic Black, Brocade Blue & Creamy Caramel Classic Pads; Gold Gel Pen.

Accessories: Crystal Effects (for martini glass), ruler, Stampin' Sponge, Brayer, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Making the (fresh) cut! Whether you're a customer or a hostess, June's sneak peek into the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog has something fresh and new just for you!

Customers:When you purchase the brand new, die-cut, Fresh Cuts stamp set, add on the coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes* for only $5!

*Fresh-Cut *Notes include 15 4" x 4" laser-cut notecards with envelopes.

Hostesses:Host a $400 workshop during the month of June, and receive the Fresh Cuts stamp set and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes FREE--over a $30 value--in addition to your regular hostess benefits!
Contact me TODAY to participate in this special, limited-time offer!

Stampin' Up!'s Retired List is HERE!

WHERE DO STAMPS GO WHEN THEY RETIRE??The same places we do! After years of dedicated service, the following stamp sets from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 are ready for a break! So join Stampin’ Up! in giving them a big sendoff and wishing them all the best as they begin a new chapter in their lives. But don’t wait too long—they’re only available through August 10, 2008, and then they’re headed to warmer climates!
Click one of these links to get the complete list:
Stampin' Up! Retired List-Alphabetical
Stampin' Up! Retired List-Numerical by Page Number
Then...contact me to order your favorite sets before they're gone forever.

Baby Girl Hanna

Using Bookworm Hanna I wanted to make a Mom sitting in her little girl's room reading her a book. Here's what I came up with. Everything is paper pieced...the chair, the table, the lamp shade, Mom's dress, the book, Mom's head, neck, chest and legs. The oval plaque was made using the large oval punch then gluing the white piece to the brown piece and trimming. The rug was made using the scallop punch then stamping Mom onto it and cutting it out. The lamp pole and base are colored in using a Silver Gel pen. This wasn't a quick card but I really enjoyed all the work that went into it. I hope you like it. Have a wonderful morning!
Lorraine Recipe:
Stamps: Bookworm Hanna - Hannah Stamps
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom (for Mom's skin) - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip Classic Pads - Stampin' Up!, Silver Gel Pen
Designer Series Paper: Berry Bliss - Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop & Large Oval Punches, Pink & White Ribbon (retired), Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (silver brad), SNAIL adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals - Stampin' Up!

"Just B" Cards

After making the Father's Day cards in the previous post I was ready for some bright colors so I grabbed some Summer Sun cardstock and just went from there. I knew I wanted to use some glitter and my Just B set from Stampin' Up! so I came up with these two cards. I hope they make you smile. :0)
Lorraine Recipe:
Stamps: Just B - Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Green Galore, Summer Sun - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore Classic Stamp Pads, Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Markers - Stampin' Up!
Accessories: The Essential Glue Pad - Tsukineko, Fine Cosmo Glitter (turquoise), Crafter's Tool Kit (piercing template for dot border) SNAIL adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals - Stampin' Up!, yellow ribbon from stash.

Father's Day Wallet & Card

These are the Father's Day projects I made for the special men in my life...my husband, my Dad and my Step-Dad. The wallet was made using Nicole Heady {capture the moment} instructions from April 13th. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out and all the guys loved them too. I hope you got the chance to celebrate the men in your life on Father's Day.
Happy Stampin' Hugs to you all!
Lorraine This first card has no stamping on it believe it or not. :0)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations from my LSS: Scrapbook U
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Ribbon, SNAIL adhesive - Stampin' Up!, Rub Ons - My Sentiments Exactly
Wallet Recipe:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Pad - Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations from my LSS: Scrapbook U
Accessories: Rub Ons - My Sentiments Exactly, Corner Rounder, Stampin' Sponge, 1" Circle Punch, SNAIL adhesive - Stampin' Up!, Stickers: Sandylion Essentials, floss, thread, sewing machine.


The Ultimate Novel...

Ok, I know you can't read the title of Bookworm Hanna's book but it is "My Stampin' Up! Life". It's a novel about one demonstrators success with her business! Don't you just wish you had that book? I sure do! LOL Anyway, this is another new Hannah Stamps set. It's called Bookworm. I think in this picture Hanna needs a little bit of a tan but she knows how bad the sun can be for your skin so she stays in to read instead. All the stamps are from Hanna Stamps and everything else is Stampin' Up! I drew in the rug and the "READ" picture frame on the wall. The picture is popped up on dimensionals. All she needs is either a nice fireplace or a beautiful picture window with the sun shining in. The recipe is listed below the picture. I hope you take time to read a good book when you get a chance. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful evening!


Stamps: Hanna Stamps Bookworm Clear stamp set

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss & Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand (retired), Old Olive, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow Stampin' Write Markers, White Signo Gel Pen to cover up some mistakes...:0)

Accessories: Aquapainter, Antique Brass Brads, 1/16" Circle Punch, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals and SNAIL adhesive

NOTE: The title of the book was Photoshopped in. It's not actually on the card. I couldn't write that small and I don't have an alphabet set that tiny. :0)


Sweets for the Sweet

How about a milkshake??? Ok, let's swing by the Sweet Shoppe in town. Well, I just can't put down my new Hannah Stamps!! Can you blame me? Did you see how cute these sets are on my last post?? I've been wanting to make this awning ever since I learned how to do scallops with my corner rounder punch!! Finally, here it is. I was just waiting for the right stamp set to come along. Everything here is Stampin' Up! except the stamps in the shoppe. I used the Cafe Clear Stamp set from Hanna Stamps, an old alphabet stamp set from Stampin' Up! that I seriously can't remember the name of (sorry). I do know it is retired though. The cardstock is Pink Passion, Basic Black and Whisper White. The ink is Basic Black Classic Pad, Pink Passion, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, Blush Blossom and Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers. I drew in the whipped cream and cherry and colored it in with my White Gel Signo pen. I made the floor tiles again only using Real Red this time. I also drew in the shelves. I know, they're kinda' dorky but I needed a place to put the cups for sale. I used toothpicks, painted black with my marker, to hold up the awning. There is a transparency sheet covering the whole image to look like a shop window. The whole image is popped up using dimensionals and I used our Tombow glue to hold the toothpicks in place. They are stuck through holes punched with the 1/16" punch on top. I think that's it. If I left something out, please let me know...LOL! I hope you like my little Sweet Shoppe and get a chance to come on by for a milkshake sometime...LOL!!
Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by!

Hanna Stamps Guest Designer

WOO HOO!! Guess who's a guest designer for Hannah Stamps this month??!!?? Yep, it's ME!! I am so very sorry it's taken me so long to announce this and post some pics but there was a little mix up with getting my stamps. Well, it's all taken care of and I have my stamps now so here are some cards I made using my new stamps!! These are the latest stamp sets released by Hanna Stamps this month. Don't you just love them??!!
Anthony Clear Stamp SetCafe Clear Stamp Set Bookworm Clear Stamp SetThe first card was made using the Anthony Clear Stamp set. I wanted Anthony to have a tweed sports coat on so I just drew in the lines with my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker. I also colored him using Creamy Caramel, Ballet Blue and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers. I used the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils for the grass, the sky and his skin tone. I used a silver pen to color in the golf club. I drew in the golf green and flag with my Black Stampin' Write marker. The images are stamped with the Basic Black Classic Pad. I used Whisper White ribbon and colored it using my Glorious Green Stampin' Write marker. The corners are punched with the Photo Corner punch and I used the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware for a frame around the sentiment and the brads are also from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware and embossed with White Craft pad and Detail White Embossing Powder. The cardstock used is Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Whisper White and Creamy Caramel. Oh, I also colored in Anthony's shoes to make them look like golf shoes with spikes. I think I'll meet Anthony at the club for a round of golf this afternoon. :0)
This card is made with the Hanna Cafe Clear Stamp set. Isn't she just absolutely darling!!??!! I want to look like her when I grow up. LOL!! I used the Basic Black Classic Pad to stamp the images and a Black Sharpie to write the Cafe Hanna sign in the window. I drew in the floor and added a mosaic top to the table with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker. The dress is colored in using Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Ballet Blue Stampin' Write Markers. The table uses those same colors along with Pumpkin Pie and Only Orange. The vase uses the Ballet Blue, Pink Passion and Glorious Green markers and has Crystal Effects on it to make it shine. I've added some Swarovski crystals to her ears and her finger for diamonds. Every girl needs some diamonds!! The back of the chair is colored in using Summer Sun and her hair is Creamy Caramel. The cardstock is Basic Black, Pink Passion and Whisper White. Don't you just want to meet her for some coffee?? I do! Ok, here's my last one for today. It's a card inspired by Michelle Zindorf's vase card I showed you in an earlier post. The cups are just too cute!! I colored them with Stampin' Write markers in Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa & Chocolate Chip. The shadow is colored with the Going Grey marker. The Steam is stamped then I went over it with my Silver pen. The sentiment is from the One Of A Kind Stampin' Up! set and is stamped with Basic Black Classic ink. I used the Key Tag and Word Window punches for the tag and added Crystal Effects to the cups and coffee for some shine. The cardstock used is Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion and Whisper White. Now go and have a relaxing cup on me. :-)
Just a Note:
For all of you Stampin' Up! Demonstrators out there wondering if it's ok for me to be the guest designer for another company...it is perfectly ok. I called SU! to get permission and they told me that this is just fine as long as I am not actually selling Hanna Stamps. I can use any stamps I want and post anything I want on my personal blog. I just wanted that to be clear for everyone.
Thank yo so much for stopping by to see me. I really appreciate all of your totally awesome comments and I hope you enjoy seeing all of my creations and that they inspire you in some way with your own stampin' endeavors.


Scallop Circle Gate Fold Card

Happy Wednesday still!! :0) Here's my final post for tonight. It's a card inspired by a card created by Debbie Olson. I used Stampin' Up!'s Carousel Note cards, put two together and made a gate fold card. I hope you like it. I didn't do very well with the shadow outline of the elephant but I'll work on it for future cards. :0) Thanks again for visiting me and have a wonderful evening!
All Supplies used are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Sweet Celebrations
Cardstock: Carousel Note cards, Wild Wasabi & Soft Sky
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky Classic Pads, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue & Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Coluzzle Cutting System-Circles, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop A Dile, Paper Cutter

June Downline Meeting

These are the cards we made at my downline meeting this month. We only had 4 attend this month but it was a wonderful time with some wonderful friends. If you would like to see my make & take check out the last post...last picture. The Summer Sun card with the Embrace Life flowers. Thank you for stopping by to see me. I really do appreciate that you are here!

This first card was designed by Edra Jandro:This card was designed by Joyce Cram:These beautiful ladies are Edra Jandro (L) and Joyce Cram (R). They really didn't want me to add their pictures to my blog but this is such a cute picture I just had to!! Hi ladies!! :0) This card was created by Linda Provis:
This is the inside of Linda's card. I didn't mark the date for Father's Day yet. Sorry about that.
Now, here's a picture of another beautiful lady...Linda. Sorry for the blurry picture. I'll take another one of Linda next month so you can see her sweet smile better.
AND...these are some cards Edra and Joyce brought to the meeting to share with us. Boy am I fortunate to be friends with some absolutely, incredibly talented ladies!! Enjoy!

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