Thursday, September 23, 2010


Where have I been?...Lets see, we continue with our housing saga, but packing has resumed (only thinking positive now), we got through the first week of school and sports, AND the first bout of germs with both kids catching colds and then a stomach bug... so yes, I decided to climb through the boxes to my rather messy stamping oasis and have some me time :) One day I will look back at all this and have a good laugh - heck I'm laughing now (when I'm not wanting to burst into tears LOL) Keeping me on my toes and teaching me lots of patience! Life is good! ;) And so is taking the time to stamp with the PPA!! Todays challenge is a sketch challenge. I've been itching to ink up this set, and peace was all I could think about when I 'got away'.

* Inked up the Lev 2 Hostess set, Peaceful Season, from the Holiday Mini, in Cherry Cobbler and stamped onto Very Vanilla. Rounded the edges using a 1" Circle Punch. Isn't Cherry Cobbler such a rich an elegant color for the holidays? I'm lovin' it!

* Ruffled up my Very Vanilla Satin ribbon. How? Quite simple really - fray the edge of your ribbon and find a thread fiber that goes the length of the ribbon (not the 'fray') and gently pull and tug fiber which will kreate your ruffle. Ok, easier to do than explain. Give it a try, you'll get it!!

* Embellished with one of the fun NEW Big Designer Buttons, from the Holiday Mini, in Cherry Cobbler and tied with a piece of Linen Thread.

* Take it to the Big Shot!! Emboss your background for a very quick and elegant look! Zipped through Very Vanilla cardbase and Petals a Plenty Embossing folder - so pretty!

* Me and my Daubers, love them - always a must it seems on any card! Applied Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the embossed petals. Tip: shake up paint, paint will be stuck in the cap, guess what?, perfect fit for your dauber! Easy to ink up, less messy!

* Next, inked up the Dauber with Champagne Mist and applied to my dove image. Stamped onto Very Vanilla and snipped out with Paper Snips - these are so great for small and precise cutting!

* Placed focal image on dimensionals on cardbase and gave the dove some extra dimension as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a little dose of me! Hope you enjoyed my card for todays challenge. It definitely brought some peace to my day. I'd love to know what ya think, so please leave me a comment and let me know, K? Ahhhh, felt good to be back, but now back to more packing.

You can purchase all products online with me or email me with your orders.

Happy Kreating

Monday, September 13, 2010

From the Heart...

Well hello out there, for those of you have stuck with me, thanks a bunch! It means so much to know that ya likes me stuffs ;) While this summer was filled with lots of fun things and fun family time, there was also A LOT of drama behind the scenes of the Lampone household. Our house sold and we were so excited to be able to purchase the future Lampone abode. This all started late June and what we thought was going to be a very easy transaction turned out to be a royal nightmare. But with a lot of prayer and a lot of trust, that what is meant to be, will be, I think we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. No official closing date still, but we are very hopeful to hear something soon!!

So, after alot of summer activities, my oldest Kayla starting Kindergarten, my littlest Sami starting 2 days of preschool, starting to pack my house, my anniversary... oh no, my anniversary, in the midst of chaos, I needed my stamping oasis. The very cute NEW Greeting Card Kids was a must have on my list that was still unused (*GASP*), and I was late for a very important date ;) ...

* I inked up the adorable little girl w/ heart image in Basic Brown and stamped her on a 3" Circle, kreated with the Circle Scissors Plus tool, of Watercolor Paper.

* Ahhh, the wonders of clear mount... I took the 'school' image of the girl and boy and placed it next to my stamped image. With a pencil, I lightly traced the outer edge of the boy, so I could place him next to my girl and her heart. Following me?

* Next I inked up the boy in Basic Brown and removed his school books and lunch sack using a Blender Pen to completely remove all traces of ink from those areas and then I stamped him next to the girl, following my pencil marks as a guide to place him.

* Now I know the hand over his shoulder looks a tad out of place, but hubby didn't even notice ;) I added a few fingers to the other hand and just thought it so super cute that it looks like she is handing off the heart to her guy ;) Love that sheepish look on her face

* Colored in my images with my Aquapainter. Kreated a pool of ink in the lids of my SU pads by simply squeezing the center of the closed pad together and upon opening, the lid will have enough ink to dip your aquapainter in to begin coloring. The colors used were Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink and a Blush Blossom Marker. And few hints of highlighting with my Signo White Gel Pen

* Added a few small Basic Pearls to bedazzle her dress. These kids are Caauuuute!!!

* Inked up additional images to snip out and use as a mask. With my masks in place, I took my Color Spritzer and went a little spritz crazy with a Soft Suede Marker. Then I distressed the edges with my Dauber and more Soft Suede ink to give it that vintagey feel.

* Following the MOJO155 sketch, I used Jolly Holiday DSP to kreate my background. To add a touch more vintage, a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim to hide the 'seam' between papers.

* Dangling from a piece of Linen Thread, I kreated my Heart punched 'tag' with the sentiment from the Simply Said set. TIP: Isolated the words by applying White Craft ink with a q-tip. Distressed the edges with Soft Suede to give the heart some dimension and finished with a little spritz from my Color Spritzer

Hubby seemed to like it ;)
and From the Heart, I Thank YOU for coming back to check in and get a little dose of me [although today ya got quite a dose, huh?!) I may continue to be sporadic until I am into my new home, but I think as I become more and more knee deep in boxes, I am going to need to retreat to my oasis (at least occasionally to keep me sane! - if I can keep track of all my supplies!! I have a plan though - last packed and first opened hehe- just don't tell hubby) Be back soon! Anxious to play with some challenges and to catch up with all my Pals!! Make sure to check out their amazing talent!!

You can purchase all products online with me or email me with your orders.

Happy Kreating

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Holiday Mini is HERE

The Holiday Mini is HERE!!!!! Go ahead, take a peek! I think you'll like what ya see :) Click on the cover and Enjoy the view

If you like what you see, wouldn't it be even better to buy product at a discount? :)
That is just one of the many benefits of being an SU demonstrator, whether as a hobby demo or business opportunity. AND from now until Oct 18th, another benefit, if you join my team you will get this TOTE-ally awesome Craft Tote ($39.95 value) with the purchase of your Starter Kit. Isn't it cute??? I know you love it and there is NO obligation/NO penalties to sign up - keep all your goodies and this tote no matter what and if you decide to pursue a career, I will be there to coach you along your journey! If you are interested in being a part of my team, contact me, I'd love to chat with you about what Stampin' Up! has done for me and how you can get started on your venture :)

You can purchase all products online with me or email me with your orders.

Happy Kreating