Sunday, March 26, 2017

Shimmer in the Sunlight - My New Blog

Hello Stampers!

You can visit my new blog ....Shimmer in the Sunlight

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September Stamp Club: Congrats Banner

I love Rubber Stamping AND Paper Crafting!  This month's project is a Paper Crafting project since there is absolutely NO rubber stamping. We made this really cute Congrats Banner.  

A couple close up pics.

Typeset Specialty DSP
Basic Black Cardstock
Glimmer Paper
Little Letters Thinlints
Deco Labels Framelits
1/16" Circle Hand Held Punch
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Stampin' Dimenstionals

Happy Papercrafting!!!  Bye for now, Maria

Monday, August 10, 2015

August Stamp Club: Birthday Blossoms Card

A new catalog means new stamps.  New ideas, techniques and cards to create.

So, I sit down with Birthday Blossoms.  It's beautiful.  It's new, and I want to create something with it.  I love the sketchy look of it--very forgiving if you make a mistake.  

Why not make my card swap with it?!  Our monthly hand-stamped swap is one of my favorite parts of Stamp Club.  I love seeing what everyone else comes up with.  

Mary Kay Ash, the lady herself, said, "if I have an idea and you have an idea, then we both only have ONE idea.  But, if we both share our idea with each other, then we will each have TWO ideas."  I love that!  Sharing captures the heart of Stampin' Up!, and the heart at what this hobby is all about.   

Here's my swap for August.

I was so happy with how my swap card turned out.  It's also our club project.  Except I added a little bit layering.

Not good with choosing color combos--go monochromatic!  

Crumple your pansy punch out and reopen for extra dimension and added texture.  

To get the lighter and darker ink effects, stamp on your scrap paper before stamping on your cardstock.  This is called "dirty-stamping" or "off-stamping."  Hey, don't judge--I didn't make up those names, lol.  

Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set
Whisper White Thick Cardstock (4 1/4 x 11), Whisper White Cardstock (2 1/2 x 3 1/2)
Watermelon Wonder Ink and Cardstock (2 3/4 x 3 3/4)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals
Pansy Punch

Note:  My swap card is made with the recently retired Naturals White Cardstock

What are you going to stamp next?  Who will you share it with?  This card making hobby is meant to be shared.  Please share your creations with others.  Post them online--there are lots of social websites to share on--Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc.  Or, how about SNAIL MAIL!!  You never know what people are going through!  Send that card--you could brighten someone's day!!! 

The items you see here can be bought in my online store at with the exception of the Naturals White Cardstock (cause it's retired, sniff, sniff).

Happy Creating!  Happy Sharing!!!  
Bye for now, 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July Stamp Club

I love being a demonstrator with Stampin' Up!  Every other month, all demonstrators receive Stampin' Success in the mail--it's one of the demonstrator perks!!!

Many of our stamp club projects come directly from the demonstrator magazine.

Like this one...

Here's the actual card...

For the banners, you need 3 strip of cardstock.
1.  Whisper White 3-3/4 x 2
2.  Hello Honey 4-1/2 x 1
3.  Neutrals Color Collection DSP in Crumb Cake 5 x 1-1/2

Using the Banner Triple Punch you will cut out a notch on the end of each strip from the steps above. The Banner Triple Punch does all three sizes!!!!

Same card, different sentiment...

Don't forget to stamp your envelope!

A Whole Lot of Lovely Host Stamp Set
Crumb Cake Cardstock and Envelopes
Whisper White Cardstock
Calypso Coral Ink
Delightful Dijon Ink and Cardstock
White Bakers Twine
Neutrals Color Collection DSP Stack 
Triple Banner Punch

You can shop for all these items and more at 

Where do you get inspiration?  It's all around us--if you keep an open heart and open mind!!!  Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, June 13, 2015

June Stamp Club

Due to a personal emergency, we did not meet in June.  Thank you so much for your understanding, support, and encouragement during this time. My husband was in a terrible accident from a fall off a ladder.  You can read about it here...

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Stamp Club: Altered Notebook Tradition

It's that time of year again--it's almost time for a new Annual catalog.  Time to say goodbye to some of our favorite DSP.  Two of my favorite ways to use up my HUGE stash of DSP is to make envelopes and altered notebooks.

Making altered notebooks at May's Stamp Club has been a tradition for several years now.

You need four total pieces of DSP.  Two 9 x 12 for the outside covers and two 9 x 7 for the inside.  

Supplies used:
Composition Notebooks (stock up during the summer 4/$1)
Park Lane DSP
Big Shot with Top Note Die and Typeset Alphabet Dies
Canvas Creations
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

See previous posts for more altered notebook ideas:  

I just realized that this month's project had absolutely no rubber stamping on it--oh, the horrors, ha!! Happy Notebook Creating!!  Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Stamp Club: You Are Amazing

Here's our card for April Stamp Club...

I never get tired of flowers or flower stamps.  They are ALL so wonderful--both flowers and flower stamps.  I'm glad to see SU! has added texture onto the rubber image of these stamps--make me an instant artist--wink, wink!!!  You are Amazingly Amazing is from the Painted Petals Stamp Set. The whole Painted Petals suite is just so beautiful!!!  The Painted Blooms DSP (not shown in this post) was hand-drawn and water colored by someone who works at the home office (SU! said so at Leadership).  And, both go nicely with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder.  

Painted Petals Stamp Set
Spring Flowers Embossing Folder
Banners Framelits
Naturals White (card base), Whisper White (for the banner), Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
Soft Sky, Elegant Eggplant Ink
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim (remove sequins from thread, apply with Liquid Glue)
White Baker's Twine
Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping by!  Bye for now, Maria