Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I am always in need a birthday cards. I stash them
to give to my husbands employees every month, so here is one that I cased from Dawn Easton.
If you would like to purchase this set or supplies, please click here. You can shop 24/7 right from the comfort of your home.

STAMP SET:crazy for cupcakes
INK: basic black ink pad, (markers: creamy caramel, barely banana, yoyo yellow, summer sun, orchid opulence, positively pink, glorious green, green galore)
PAPER: whisper white, pale plum, razzleberry lemonade dp
MISC: scallop edge punch, 5/8"ribbon was from celebration, big shot, spellbinders nestabilities, snail adhesive, paper cutter

1. stamp and color image on whisper white cs
2. cut out image using the spellbinders nestabilites and the big shot
3. cut large piece of nestabilities using the big shot
4. cut one more larger piece of nestabilites using the big shot for the inside
5. punch whisper white using the scallop edge punch
6. adhere ribbon around whisper white cs
7. place a large piece of razzleberry lemonade dp on the outside of main card and a small slice for the inside
8. adhere all together and you have a quick and easy card


Monday, July 27, 2009


I really like this stamp because it so reminds me of my 2 boys. I cased this design idea from POLLYCRAFT. If you would like to purchase this stamp set, please click here.

STAMP SET: extreme skateboard, so cool (retired)
PAPER: basic black, whisper white, real red
INK: ruby red, basic black
MISC: texturz plate #4, big shot, brayer, fire square rhinestone brads, stampin dimensionals

1. stamp skateboard on whisper white, mount on real red cardstock
2. rough up edge of piece of basic black
3. mount image onto basic black
4. attach rhinestone brads
5. brayer basic black ink onto texturz plate before running real red paper through the big shot
6. stamp words onto whisper white and cut out.
7. adhere all piece to basic black card stock
8. add a piece of whisper white to the inside for any message you desire

Friday, July 24, 2009


This is a total case of MICHELLE ZINDORF. I have 2 boys that recently got a customized skateboard from Zumies. They loved how they got to pick every detail out to match their personalities. They will ride the boards from sunrise to sunset. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed making it.

STAMPS: extreme skateboard, canvas (retired)
PAPER: whisper white, dusty durango, crushed curry, rich razzleberry
INK: basic black, perfect plum, rich rzaaleberry, dusty durango, crushed curry
MISC: crystal effects, snail adhesive, stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, circle cutter

I followed Michelle's tutorial almost exactly. I did use different shades of the paper and ink. I do not currently have the sanded background stamp and so I used the canvas, but I like how it came out. Also instead of the brads for the wheels, I used crystal effects. I was going for the see through color wheels that you see on some boards.

**** Have a stamping great day! ****
Robin S.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


This is a case from FLOWERBUGS INKSPOT. 2 of my kids go to a summer program and have to take lunches, so I decorate their bags each day and I had to case this one for a fun friday!

PAPER: crushed curry, glossy white, scrap of red (not sure what color)
INK: crushed curry, chocolate chip marker
STAMPS: riveting (retired)
PUNCHES: scallop circle, 1/2" circle
MISC: crystal effects, texture plates #4, scissors, big shot

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Deal of the week #4. Use these items to add some elegance and bling to your designs.
VANILLA HODGEPODGE HARDWARE. Click here to place your order.
Normal cost is $29.95, SU special price $18.99

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Today I did my very first MOJO MONDAY sketch. I took the color design from a fellow SU demo that was wearing an awesome shirt. The colors on the shirt were actually barely banana, sahara sand, certainly celery, and baja breeze, (at least this is what we came up with). It had a real simple flower design, but I decided to use MERCI (retired) instead. I hope you enjoy!

PAPER: whisper white, old olive, crushed curry, chocolate chip
INK: craft white, soft suede, crushed curry, baja breeze (retired in-color), kiwi kiss (retired in-color)
STAMP SET: merci (retired)
MISC: versa-mark stamp pad, white embossing powder, heat gun, paper cutter, pop dots, barely banana grosgrain ribbon 5/8" (bundle special no longer available), sponges, key tag punch (retired)

1. sponge the colors onto whisper white card stock
2. stamp the image into the versa-mark pad and put on the sponged card stock
3. emboss with white embossing powder, I did not brush all the extra powder off, I wanted to add a little extra bling to it
4. stamp the image (MERCI) on a seperate piece of whisper white and used the key tag punch to punch out
5. sponged old olive around the edges
6. cut a piece of old olive and attached to a piece of crushed curry
7. attach ribbon to a piece of chocolate chip paper
8. assemble the card, I used pop dots to pop up the chocolate chip paper with the ribbon


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I hope you enjoy this card. I am not for sure where I got the inspiration picture from, but I loved it enough to keep a copy of it for sure.

STAMPS: lovely as a tree
INK: ruby red, dusty durango, tangerine tango(old in-color), not quite navy, basic black, baja breeze(old in-color)
PAPER: whisper white, dusty durango, basic black
MISC: versa-mark pad & pen, mat pack, snail adhesive, big shot, top note, black embossing powder, sponges, q-tips, silver brads, heat gun

1. Cut top note from whisper white paper
2. Versa-mark up the stamp (lovely as a tree) and put on the ww paper
3. Cover with black embossing powder and heat with heat gun
4. Using the versa-mark pad, stamp on the bottom and emboss with black one more time
5. Using the versa-mark pen, created a little more rugged horison line and black embossed one last time
6. Starting with the lightest color, sponge on color
7. Using a q-tip, I used black ink to create some darker lines
8. Attach the top note to dusty durango
9. Attach 3 silver brads to dusty durango
10. Attach all to the black card
11. Attach a dusty durango piece of card stock to inside of card
**** Have a stamping great day! ****
Robin S. :-)

Sunday, July 12, 2009


It has been a crazy week around our household! I would have loved to share a few other ideas but did not get around to them yet. I was also working on a project for a team meeting. I will share that project on another post later this week. This card is a SU only card using the fun new in-colors.
This is an idea that I came up with while watching cartoons with my kids. One of the scenes had this burst of color behind a subject and I put it right to work for me. I hope you enjoy it. I have not yet put a greeting on it. I have a brother in-law that really likes giraffes, but I think it would be really cute for a child’s card as well.
If you would like to purchase the animal stories stamp set, please visit my site here.

INK: summer sun, crushed curry, dusty durango, ruby red
PAPER: whisper white (4 x 5 ¼), crushed curry (4 1/8 x 5 3/8), dusty durango (4 ¼ x 11)
STAMPS: animal stories
MISC: versa mark pen, clear embossing powder, heat embossing tool, chocolate chip ribbon (5/8“), summer sun corduroy buttons (2), snail adhesive, sponges, water bottle spritzer w/ water, crop-a-dile

1.. Take one summer sun coduroy button, spritz it with water till fairly wet.
2. Roll the button in ruby red ink till completely colored. While this is drying, start on the rest of the card.
3. Stamp the giraffe (animal stories) with the dusty durango on whisper white card stock.
4. Go over the giraffe with the versa mark pen
5. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
6. Take summer sun ink directly to paper using just the edge to create lines across the whole image.
7. Repeat step 4 with crushed curry ink.
8. Repeat step 4 one more time with dusty durango ink.
9. Wipe off the giraffe with a soft cloth.
10. Using a sponge, swirl summer sun just around the giraffe to create a background color.
11. Repeat step 8 with crushed curry, do not cover up the summer sun, it will blend really well.
12. Repeat step 8 one more time, with dusty durango just around the edge of the card and a little onto the crushed curry.
13. Attach the image to crushed curry paper using snail adhesive.
14. Wrap chocolate chip ribbon around the bottom of the 2 pieces of card stock.
15. Using the crop-a-dile, punch 2 holes in the ribbon and through the card stock.
16. Attach 2 corduroy buttons, to the panels.
17. Attach all panels to the final piece of dusty durango card stock.

Have a stamping great day!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Here is another one that I cased from Artful Inkables. I apologize that I do not remember all the items that I used. I did this one a while back and used some old items up to clear up space for some more SU items. Anyway this is one of my favorites that I have setting up on a small shelf in my scrap room. This one reminds me of my daughter and so I just had to get the stamp set. I also got another with the same girl picking berries. I will post one of these later on.

MISC: diamond square brad (received this from a friend), flowers from my stash, some paper I had in an old stash that I was just trying to use up.


Here is another one that I cased from Michelle Zindorf. I apologize that I do not remember all the items that I used. I did this one a while back and used some old items up to clear up space for some more SU items. Anyway this is one of my favorites that I have setting up on a small shelf in my scrap room.STAMPS: inspired by nature, summer by the sea, & small script
MISC: wax paper, markers, bone folder, sponges

Friday, July 3, 2009


This is one that I just put together. I really like the baroque on the side. It reminded me a bit of the Razzleberry Lemonade paper that I used in the clock..
PAPER: dusty durango, barely banana, razzleberry lemonade, melon mambo
INK: basic black
STAMPS: baroque motifs, sense of time
MISC: silver brad, chocolate chip ribbon, top note, big shot, snail adhesive, modern label punch
corner rounder, scissors

1. Stamped and cut out the full clock (sense of time), stamped one more time and only cut out
the small clock in melon mambo
2. Adhere the small clock on the larger one, insert a brad into the center
3. Stamped the top baroque motif on the side of the dusty orange, also repeat this on the side of the inside
4. Cut out the top note using the big shot
5. Decided on placement of the top note and cut the one side off before adhering down
6. Adhere a small piece of chocolate grosgrain ribbon on top and around the back of top note
7. Adhere the top note to dusty durango main panel
8. Adhere the big clock on top note
9. Stamp the word CHERISH (baroque motifs) on melon mambo paper
10. Punch the word out with the modern label punch and adhere to main panel


Happy new baby is SU only card. I cased this from Denise. She does such wonderful layouts.
Add Image

PAPER: whisper white, bashful blue, pink passion
STAMPS: fun & fast notes, It's a cheer thing (retired)
INK: basic black, baja breeze (old in color), pink passion
MARKERS: bordering blue, pink passion, bliss blue, basic black
MISC: white gel pen, pop dots, big shot, small dots texturz plate, paper cutter, snail adhesive, stamp-a-ma-jig, half back pearls

1. cut paper to following
white = 2" x 2", 3 1/4" x 3 1/4",
pink & blue = 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", 1/2" x 4 1/4"
2. stamp the buggy (fun n fast notes) on to the 2x2 white
3. color buggy & heart with pink/blue, outlined buggy, wheels and bars with basic black, colored center of wheels with bordering blue
4. used white gel pen to color in the dots on the buggy to make them stand out.
5. scored the pink/blue 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" cs at 2 1/8" all around
6. colored the corners of the score with white gel pen to make it look like a box
7. assembled the stamped image on to the pink/blue scored piece
8. once assembled I then added the half back pearl to the middle of the buggy
9. lightly misted the white 3 1/4"x 3 1/4" with water before sending it through the big shot with the small dots texturz plate
10. put white textured cs onto the pink/blue 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" cs
11. assembled this piece onto the card
12. assembled the pink/blue 1/2" x 4 1/4" strip onto card
13. used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the words exactly where I wanted them
14. assembled the stamped image onto the card using pop dots for dimension
15. On the inside I stamped the stars (it's a cheer thing) across the top

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Here is another brayer technique that I had to try out. I loved how this turned out using some of the new DP as well.

PAPER: vellum, whisper white, razzleberry lemonade
INK: pink passion
STAMPS: merci
MISC: brayer, big shot, manhattan flower textured impressions embossing folder, paper cutter
TECHNIQUE: brayer on vellum

1. put vellum in the manhattan flower folder and sent it through the big shot
2. turned the vellum over and brayered on pink passion, put it on lighter in some areas and darker in others. just need to play with it to get the look that you want
3. cut out the flower just around the edge of the vellum
4. attached to whisper white and then cut down to 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"
5. stamped the merci and heart on the white
6. attached to razzleberry lemonade paper 4" x 5 1/4"
7. attached onto whisper white 4 1/4" x 11"
8. on the inside, i used the butterfly and heart again


So here is my inspiration piece that I used to create the following 2 cards. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

PAPER: whisper white, barely banana, dusty durango
INK: summer sun, tangerine tango (retired in-color), dusty durango, not quite navy, basick black, versamark pad and pen
STAMP: inspired by nature
MISC: clear embossing powder, embossing buddy, brayer, sponges, paper cutter

1. cut whisper white cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4"
2. versamarked up stamp, then put on basic black before stamping on card.
3. embossed with clear powder
4. brayer summer sun over all of whiper white, took soft cloth to remove the ink from the embossed image
5. sponged on tangerine tango on outside of summer sun to create a shadow in the water
6. sponged on dusty durango on outside of tangerine tango for more depth. also sponged it at a little of the top, so it would show around where I wanted to put the mountains
7. sponged not quite navy on outside of dusty durango again at the top of the card, sponged lightly in the sky to cover most of the summer sun
8. tore a piece of paper to create the mountains, and used another straight piece for the bottom of the mountains
9. sponged not quite navy pretty dark, then went back over some of the area with the basic black to give more depth
10. sponged not quite navy in the sky creating a dark area for shadow and clouds
11. sponged some basic black in the water to create a few more dark areas
12 cut some barely banana to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", assembled the image on the barely banana, then assembled both on to a final piece of dusty durango 4 1/4" & 11"
13. on the inside I used the saying that comes with the inspired by nature stamp


Summer Fun Deal of the Week

Dates: July 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details:

Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

  • Deal #1: Wednesday, July 1, 2009; noon (MT)*
  • Deal #2: Monday, July 6, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #3: Monday, July 13, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #4: Monday, July 20, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #5: Monday, July 27, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
This week STAMPIN' UP is offering the following item showed above.
The scallop edge punch at 30% off. Click here to order.


Item #


Special Price


Scallop Edge punch