Saturday, December 17, 2011

SU Stars Home Decor Blog Hop

If you have just arrived here from Shelly Peck's blog then you have already seen her beautiful holiday banners and Advent Calendar.  If you want to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop, then please go here .

I apologize, but I am having some issues with my camera, I hope to figure them out and get my project posted soon!

Please continue on with the Blog Hop over to Carey Rogers blog  and check out her cool banner!

Since I am having some difficulties with my camera I want to offer Blog Candy!  I am going to give away the Hostess stamp set Warmest of Wishes in clear mount to the winner of my post!  All you need to do is leave a comment along with your name and email address so I can contact you!  There will only be one winner!  Good luck to everyone and enjoy the Blog Hop!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Sounding Joy Bling card & video

I am really excited to share this embossed technique card with you!  I just published an instructional video of it on Youtube at:

Here is my supply list:
The Sounding Joy stamp set
Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and 3 x 3
Brushed Silver cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Not Quite Navy cardstock 4 x 5 1/4
Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder
VersaMark pad
Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder
Not Quite Navy Classic ink pad
Silver Embossing powder
Snail adhesive

I had a lot of fun making this card and sharing the video with you! I hope you have a happy holiday ;)
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps in action!

Paige and I had so much fun making cookies and using the new Sweet Pressed Cookie Snowflake Stamp by Stampin'Up! last weekend!  They are so easy to use, even my 5 year old can do it!  You start by simply mixing up sugar cookies and popping them in the fridge for an hour to cool.  Then I used the medium scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) and dropped the dough into some flour and rolled into a ball.  Next I placed them on the cookie sheet a few inches apart and let Paige do some cookie stamping! 

 I really wanted to make these cookies pop, so I found blue sprinkles at the grocery store and WOW! They look and tasted awesome!

There are 2 other interchangeable stamping pieces, a heart and pumpkin face!  More designs will be available in the Occasions Mini Catalog in January.

Happy Stamping to you!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Online Extravaganza Starts on Monday!!
Online Extravaganza Headline 2011
Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving week? Besides the big turkey dinner spent with family, Thanksgiving also traditionally starts the holiday shopping season.
Once again, Stampin' Up! is hosting their annual Online Extravaganza to kick the holiday season off right!
This sale will begin Monday, November 21, 2011 and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
They only told us demos a few things that will be on there, and I can share them with you:
-FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express
-60 percent off select Designer Fabrics
-30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!
I can't wait to see what else they have on sale. I hate when they only give us a little teaser!
And speaking of teasers, check out this little piece of excitement.

There will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT]). I wonder what that's gonna be????? Hmmmm....gotta wait til Monday!
Remember, these great sales are only available through my online store. Please use this link to get the best prices available. If you purchase directly from Stampin' Up!s site vs my demo website, the prices are a little bit higher.
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

SU Stars Blog Hop ~ Gift Giving Ideas

Hello and welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop!  You have arrived here from Denise Foor's blog:

Hi Ladies and welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop this month featuring Gift Giving Ideas!  I know that wine is a popular gift to give when attending parties, so I came up with an idea for a wine bottle tag ;)
I started out with Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ran the Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die thru my Big Shot. I cut 2 of these and used Whisper White for the cuff at the top of the stocking.  I scored just underneath the cuff on the front stocking so it lifts easily for writing/reading the note inside.  I used a piece of Crumb Cake thru the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and sponged it with Chocolate Chip ink.  I scored it and punched the top half with the Scallop Circle punch.  I then adheared the Winter Wishes holly leaf and berry stitched felt on with a few glue dots.  Now you can personalize it with a note of gratitude ;)

Hope you enjoy the hop!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka the Stamptramp

Please continue the SU Stars Blog Hop by clicking here: and heading over to Janice Heighway's blog.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turkey Nugget Boxes

Hello crafty friends!  Today I want to share with you my adorable Turkey Nugget Boxes!  I sold a ton of these at the local craft fairs, people loved them!

Here's what I did:
-I rolled my Sizzix XL Matchbox die thru the Big Shot with Crumb Cake cardstock and assembled the box. 
-Next I sponged all around it with Chocolate Chip Ink. 
-Then I punched Pumpkin Pie cardstock with the Modern Label punch.
-I took out my Gift Givers stamp set and stamped the turkey stamp with Black Stazon and punched him out with the Curly label punch.  I colored him in with Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and More Mustand using a Blender Pen. 
-I stamped the "Give Thanks" in Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and More Mustard from It's a Wrap Holidays stamp set onto Avery labels and wrapped them around the chocolate nugget candy.
-Lastly I cut a 1" strip of our Spice Cake fabric and tied it into a bow around the matchbox.

You can easily make these yourself!
Have a great day!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween Hand Santizers

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! I have been busy making Halloween, Fall and now Christmas items to sell at the local craft fairs!  Here are a few of the hand sanitizers I made.  Some of them I gave to my kids teachers, they love getting something special and I think they really deserve it!

I am planning to share a video this week of how to make one of these adorable, easy to make gifts for you to share with each other.

Hope you are having a great weekend,

Friday, October 7, 2011

Countdown to Halloween ~ Day 4 Scrapbook Layout

Good evening! It has been a crazy day around here! I don't have my computer with me, so I am doing the best I can to keep working on my blog for the 10 Day Countdown to Halloween!
So I found some pictures of a Halloween scrapbook layout that I made 3 years ago.  Some of the elements have changed in the Stampin'Up! catalog since then, but many of them are still the same!  Here's how I made Frankie:
Old Olive Top Note; Basic Grey Round Tab punch for the "ears"; not sure of the circle punch size for the hair, guessing 1-3/8" Circle punch in Going Grey (retired color) I used my small paper snips scissors to freehand his bangs; Whisper White 3/4" circle punch (2) , Going Grey 1/2" circle punch (2), Old Olive 3/4" circle punch (1 cut in half and raised with a dimensional), then I free handed a grumpy smiley with my Basic Black marker.

On the other page I used the Big Shot Scallop Circle Die #113468 to make the "hills" in the graveyard. The tag I used for the tombstones is retired.  I used the tree stamp from Season of Friendship #111776.  I also sponged the "hills" with Silver Encore ink that Stampin'Up! used to sell. The bats in this project are retired, but we do have some other Halloween sets that you can get something similar in, they are Spooky Bingo Bits, and Wicked Cool in the Idea Book & Catalog, the annual catalog or in the Holiday Mini Catalog there are a few sets that would work out nice as well.  They are Howl-o-ween Creeps or Out on a Limb.
Hope that has been helpful in figuring out what I used!  Have a great weekend and I will hopefully post Day 5 before midnight tomorrow!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Countdown to Halloween ~ Day 3 Halloween Treat Box

Today I want to share with you a quick and easy Halloween Treat Box that you can make in less than 10 minutes! Here's what I did:  I cut 1 sheet of 12 x 12 DSP from the Pick Your Poison paper pack in half at 6" and then rolled it thru my Big Shot with the Box #2 Die.  I folded the box together and tied a Basic Black Satin ribbon around it. Then I stamped the Happy Halloween stamp from the Gift Givers stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I stamped it with Black Stazon and then used a Blender pen to color in the pumpkins with More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie ink. I colored the stems in with my Chocolate Chip marker and dotted the crows eyes with my White Gel Pen.  Next I used the Decorative Label punch, that coordinates with this stamp to punch it out.  I punched another one in Pumpkin Pie and stuck it on the back of the other piece. Lastly I placed one of the Rhinestone Jewels on my box.

Hope you enjoy my post today!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gently Falling Framed card

If this is your first time seeing this card, then please go over to YouTube and watch me make one just like it!
Here's what I used:
Stamp sets
Gently Falling
Just Believe
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Soft Suede
Cajun Craze
Daffodil Delight
More Mustart
1-3/4" Circle punch
Shimmer Paint

I am going to cheat and use this as my Countdown to Halloween Day Two!  I promise something more spooky tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Countdown to Halloween ~ Day One

Welcome to my Countdown to Halloween Day One! Today I am sharing with you a cute little treat that my daughter and her little friend made one afternoon with me after school. 

Here's what we used:
Warmest of Wishes hostess set
Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper
Cellophane Bags 1" x 8" (50)
Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Ink
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch
Owl Builder punch
Hershey's Cookies & Cream Drops

Hope you enjoyed my project for the day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Join Stampin'Up! in October and get a FREE Big Shot!

I am so excited to share this information with you!  Stampin'Up! is offering a great deal this month, sign up as a demonstrator for only $175 and get a Big Shot for FREE or $100 in FREE product!  That is like signing up for $75! Wow!  If you love Stampin'Up! products, then this is a great opportunity to sign up and save 20% off all of your orders and share the love of stamping with your friends! 

If you have any questions about becoming your own demonstrator, please contact me!

You can go to to sign up today!

Have a great weekend!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka StampTramp

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Frost Lodge Build a Stocking Card

Today I have another lovely card made with the Build a Stocking punch from Stampin'Up!  If you haven't seen my previous posts with other ideas you can use this awesome punch for, then scroll down and check them out!  I hope to do some scrapbook pages with this stamp set and punch and share those with you soon as well.

Frost Lodge Stocking Card
Stamp set:
Bells & Boughs

Shimmer White cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Frostwood Lodge Designer Series paper

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Snow Burst Embossing Folder
Perfect Pennants Big Shot Die
Build a Stocking punch
1 ¾” Circle punch
Decorative Label punch
Mini Jingle Bell
Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka Stamptramp

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hobby Horse - Build a Stocking Punch card

This is another card made in the Stitched Stockings Class last week.  I found him on Jackie Topa's blog and wanted to share him with my stampin' friends so bad!  Jackie is an amazing talent!  The Stitched Stocking stamp set and Build a Stocking punch are so much fun!  I can't wait to share another card that I designed myself with you tomorrow ;)

Stamp Sets:
Stitched Stockings
Pennant Parade

Frost Lodge DSP
Crumb Cake card base
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Soft Suede cardstock
Whisper White cardstock

Early Expresso – I stamped off the horse one time
Basic Black marker
So Saffron marker

Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Marina Mist Tafetta ribbon
Vintage Trinkets
Build a Stocking punch
Jewelry Tag punch

If you love this card and can't live without any of the supplies it takes to make this fun card then head over to my Stampin'Up! website and place an order with me today!

Have a great day! 
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka Stamptramp

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rudolph the Sparkly Nosed Reindeer Card

I had a great Stitched Stockings Punch Class last week!  This is one of the cards that we made.  I really love how versatile the Stocking Builder punch! 
I do have a little hint for you if you want to put the Baker's Twine thru the Mini Jingle Bell, use a needle threader!  At my class I thought we were NEVER going to get them threaded!  So sorry girls, I wish I would have figured it out sooner!
Stamp set:
Four the Holidays

Garden Green cardstock
Red Glitter paper
Crumb Cake cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Chocolate Chip cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock

Chocolate Chip ink pad

Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine
Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder
Square Lattice embossing folder
Snowflake punch
Stocking Builder punch
Mini Jingle Bells

If you have a chance, you should sit down and make this sweet little reindeer!  If you need the supplies you can order directly from me online at OR if you are local, give me a call and we can make some together! 
Have a great day!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka Stamptramp

Friday, September 16, 2011

Pick Your Poison Halloween MDS scrapbook page

Welcome to the SU Stars Scrappin' Blog Hop!  If you are just starting the hop make sure you go back and check out Connie Smith's blog at: to see what wonderful projects she has created for the hop!  There are 20 blogs for this all weekend hop, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

I haven't scrapbooked anything in a while, so the challenge this month of scrapbooking something was well overdue!  Halloween is sneaking up on us and before you know it all of those little trick or treaters will be at our doors wanting candy!  I decided to used my Stampin'Up! My Digital Studio to create this page.  The background paper is from the Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper download.  The flourish you see behind some of the photos is from Baroque Motifs and the little spider hanging from the journaling box is from the Eat, Drink and Be Scary download.

What I really love about using MDS is that you can move your different elements around without cutting paper and decide what layout you like best.  I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook page! 

Next on the SU Stars Scrappin' Blog Hop is Jackie Watson's blog .  I am sure she created something really special to share with you as well!

Have a great weekend!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka Stamptramp

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stocking Builder Punch Door swap card

I L-O-V-E the new Stocking Builder Punch from Stampin'Up!  As soon as I saw this adorable punch I had to buy it from the New Holiday Mini Catalog!  I made around 20 of these  cards and sent them off to swap for other cards made from new products in the Holiday Mini!

Here are the products I used:
124095 Stocking Builder Punch
117100 Woodgrain Background Stamp
121142 Bells & Boughs Stamp Set
119869 1/2" Circle Punch
120907 Decorative Label Punch
119867 Ticket Corner Punch
120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock
119686 Early Expresso Cardstock
100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad
100071 Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker
101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock
119685 Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
102935 Brushed Gold Cardstock
115963 Finial Press Embossing Folder
123134 Houndstooth Embossing Folder

This card was alot of layers to create, but I really love it and hope you enjoy it too!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka StampTramp

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Berry Blossoms ~Thank you so, so much card

You will have to forgive my long absense of not posting.  I have been so sick over the Labor Day weekend and am just now feeling human again!  My poor husband took wonderful care of the kids and I thought of him when I made this card I am sharing with you now. 
I cut the flower pieces out on my Fun Flowers Bigz L Die with the Big Shot die cutting machine.  I then crumpled them up into a ball and repeated until the fibers in the paper were broke down enough that I could separate the flower piece into 2 separate layers. This technique is called faux suede when you have the raw, inside part of the flower exposed.  I mounted the layers together with dimensionals and I think it turned out great!  I really like the Berry Blossoms DSP and hope to share more projects made with it soon!

Products I used:
122350 Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper
122652 Delightful Dozen stamp set
121045 Basic Black Cardstock
101179 Basic Black Classic Ink
122926 Lucky Limeade Cardstock
122925 Calypso Coral Cardstock
122922 Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
122940 In Color Designer Printed Brads
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
117649 Pinking Hearts Border Punch
119873 3/4" Circle Punch
121812 Fun Flowers Bigz L Die

Hope you enjoy my project today!  Have a great one and keep Stampin'!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
aka StampTramp

Friday, August 26, 2011

SU Stars Halloween Swap Cards

I joined a Halloween swap with 9 other Stampin'Up! Demonstrators!  I was so excited when they arrived in the mail a few days that I wanted to share them with you!
Stamp sets used: Jack of All Trades & Scaredy Cat
Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper

Stamp sets used: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Wishes & Greeting Card Kids

Stamp sets used: House of Haunts & Spooky Bingo Bits
Fightful Sight DSP, Spiderweb Embossing folder

Stamp set used: Scaredy Cat
Frightful Sight DSP & Stripes Embossing Folder

Stamp set used: Season of Hugs
Spiderweb Embossing Folder & Owl Builder Punch

Stamp set used: Scaredy Cat
Frightful Sight DSP

Inside of previous card
Stamp set used: Wicked Cool
Accessory: Rhinestones

Stamp set used: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Spiderweb Embossing folder, Owl Builder punch & Shimmer paint

I hope you get inspired by these awesome cards that were made by other demonstrators! I sure did!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jack of All Trades card & video

I have been working hard on this video for about 2 weeks!  My wonderful husband and I sat down tonight and did all of the editing work and it is ready to share with you!  I am hoping this is the first of many videos where I share some really cool projects with you.

Let me know what you think and have a great day!
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Friday, July 22, 2011

Easy Events Baby Duck Card ~ SU Stars Blog Hop

Hello Stampin' Friends! It is time for the SU Stars Blog Hop again!  I really love blog hops because you can sit back, click and enjoy the show, plus get great ideas to use all of your wonderful Stampin'Up! projects with!  The first stop on the blog is Jan's blog if you haven't seen her post yet, then backup and check it out!

I sure hope you are having a great weekend! I have been running around like a crazy woman trying to keep up with my commitments this week!  Finally I have a simple baby card made with Easy Events from the *NEW* Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalog released July 2011!  If you still need one let me know!  Anyways... onto the card!

Here is what I used:
123225  Easy Events stamp set $24.95
124339  Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper $10.95
119682  Marina Mist cardstock $6.95 and 119668 Classic ink pad $5.95
105117  Pumpkin Pie cardstock $6.95 and 105216 Classic ink pad $5.95
105118  So Saffron cardstock $6.95
101650  Very Vanilla cardstock $8.50 (40 sheets)
109014  Wild Wasabi Classic ink pad $5.95
102845  Blender Pen $9.95 (pack of 3)
101406  Black Stazon ink pad $7.95
104430  Stampin'Up! Dimensionals $3.95
104332  Stampin'Up! Snail adhesive $6.95

I also stamped the envelope with 122507 Ain't Love Grand, a Hostess stamp set from the catalog!  Both stamp sets are so cute! I can hardly wait to use them again to make more baby cards!  I hope you have enjoyed my little project I am sharing with you today, and please continue the SU Stars Blog Hop over to Carol's blog at !

If you have just happened upon my blog in the middle of the SU Stars Blog Hop, then please take a minute to start at the beginning at , there are 10 hops total, so sit back and enjoy!

Have a super weekend and please sign up to follow my blog! If you read down to the previous post you will see why I haven't been able to stamp much lately.  I hope to put out some great projects at an all day Stampin' Crop event and will share pictures with you as I can!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back in Business?

The summer storms have not been kind to my house.  We had a great vacation to Disney World in June and came home to storms and a flooded basement! My stamping room is the "blue room" in the basement.  After everything dried out the carpet has to be replaced in the blue room so hubby told me to set up shop in the rest of the basement! I was pleasantly SHOCKED that he would give me this option, I think he just wants his garage and dining room back, that's where everything from the basement went after the flood damage.
Punch rails are the only thing left in the room.
Picture of my Stamp Room after they vaccumed some of the water out of it.

Part of my stash in the main room of the basement.  It was not
flooded all the way like my room was.

My cubes and more in the garage.

My desk, bookshelf and cabinet.
My reorganization in the basement so far.  It has been alot of work and I will post more pictures soon.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Baby Girl Onesies cards

These adorable cards I am sharing with you today were made by my very talented mother.  She had four baby girls born to friends last week and made these fun onesie cards! When I saw them I had to share them with you!

Supplies used:
116824 Petals A Plenty Textured Embossing Folders
119854 1-3/4 Scallop Circle punch
119860 1-3/8 Circle punch
116631 Paper-piercing tool

Hope you are having a great day!  Charlotte

If you want to order these products or any other products, please click on the Order Online button on the right!  Thanks!

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Catalog Release!

The new Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalog 2011-12 is here! You can order online starting July 1, 2011 at 1pm Cental Time! Call me for your FREE catalog with an online order of $50 or more!  Below are pictures of some of the beautiful new products Stampin'Up! has to offer this year!  I am so excited to share all of these wonderful new products with you! 

New In Colors from Stampin'Up! Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Island Indigo!
In Colors Pool Party Calypso Coral Lucky Limeade Wisteria Wonder Island Indigo
Classic Ink Pad 122938 122939 122935 122936 122937
8.5 x 11 Cardstock 122924 122925 122926 122922 122923
In Color Marker set 123002

 New Petite Pennants Builder punch # 122361 and New Pennant Parade stamp set # 122740 wood mount or #122742 clear mount (acrylic blocks sold separately)
 New Lace Ribbon punch #122362, New Delicate Doilies stamps set #122590 wood mount or #122592 clear mount (acrylic blocks sold separately), New 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Chocolate Chip  #124142 available in 9 other colors!
New Hostess Choices! Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper Pack & Ain't Love Grand stamp set (sold separately)!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Going, going, gone #3 - A Cardinal Christmas

When this stamp set was released a few years ago I was so excited!  I remembered growing up with beautiful, red cardinals in the snowy, winter weather in the Midwest.  So I am sad that A Cardinal Christmas is retiring forever as of June 30th, 2011.  If you have not purchased this set yet and want it, I encourage you to order it before the end of the month.

A Cardinal Christmas # 111760 for $23.95

We are on our way to Disney World today! I will share Disney themed projects with you soon!  Until then, check out the retired list and get it while you can!

Have a great Sunday!

~ Charlotte

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Going, going, gone #2 - Tart & Tangy

Today I wanted to share some samples of another retiring stamp set called Tart & Tangy #111514 for $12.95.  I made these cards as a customer a few years ago at a Stampin'Up! workshop.  I really loved these cards so much that I have held onto a few of them for ideas.  This set includes cherries, strawberry, apple and a citrus fruit.

Tart & Tangy is a really cute set and I will miss it!  Hope you are having a nice weekend!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Going, going, gone #1 - Animal Stories

These two cute cards are both made with the retiring Animal Stories stamp set #116716 for $15.95.  It includes a little owl, whale, giraffe and elephant stamps.  This is one stamp set that is going in my retired sale July 1st. 

Don't forget to checkout the retired list so you don't miss out on any of these stamp sets.  After June 30th these stamp sets are gone forever!

~ Charlotte

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Last Day of School Teacher Gifts

Today I wanted to share with you some of the Teacher Gifts I gave to the rest of Tommy's Teachers.  I made three more notebook tins with coordinating Thank You cards.
The first Notebook Tin is using the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series paper that it on the retired list! 

By the way, the products retiring from the 2010-11 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalog are now available for final purchase thru June 30th!  I recommend you order what you want early, especially the accessories, they sell out fast!

The second tin with the flowers has a cute card made with the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch!  I really love this punch and will share more on it soon!

The final tin is decorated with the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series paper.  I really love how bright and cheery the inside of this one turned out!  I used the Friends Never Fade stamp set that coordinates beautifully with the Greenhouse Gala paper, can you tell that I really like this paper? LOL...

I hope to share more with you soon!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recess! School is almost out and it is time to play!

School is almost out for the Summer Break and I am excited to share one of the teachers gifts I made up for Tommy's Speech teacher! When we moved from Colorado last Summer I was really worried about Tommy starting at a new school. But I was so excited when I found out that a previous customer and friend would be his Speech Therapist at school! What a blessing she has been to our family this school year! I am just praying that she will be at our school next year to continue working with Tommy and his little sister Paige who is starting Kindergarten! Hmm... what will I be doing alot more of this Fall? Stamping of course!

So I created this fun little scene using the new stamp set Recess from the Summer Mini Catalog! I really love all the techniques you can do with the brayer! It is especially fun to create landscapes and backgrounds to stamp on!  On this card I brayered the background with Marina Mist in the sky and Garden Green for the ground.  I took the tree from the Nature Silhouettes stamp set in the big Stampin'Up! catalog.  I chose the sentiment from Full of Life, also found in the Big Cattie ;)  Other products I used:  
  • 119882  Scallop Edge border punch
  • 120906  2 1/2" Circle punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Real Red CS, ink pad, marker
  • Marina Mist CS, ink pad
  • Chocolate Chip CS, ink pad, marker
  • Daffodil Delight CS, ink pad, marker
  • Blender pen
  • Brayer
The next Teachers Gift I made was this Notebook Tin on the left.  I really love the sentiment that I stamped from the Word Play stamp set, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams"! Love that! I used Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, Baja Breeze cardstock and ink to decorate this tin, along with the coordinating stamp set Friends Never Fade, found in the Big Catalog.
On the inside of the Notebook Tin is a notepad, pen and storage for little notes, coupons, postage stamps, etc.  I really love how this project turned out.
Last but certainly not least is the adorable hand santizer I made! I used a retired stamp set for the A+ and the apples stamped across the bottom.  I used the following supplies:
  • Real Red cardstock, ink pad, marker                              
  • Garden Green cardstock, ink pad, marker                      
  • Whisper White cardstock                                              
  • 119275  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch               
  • 119861 1-1/4" Circle punch                                           
  • 119860  1-3/8" Circle punch
If you are interested in purchasing any of the above products, please contact me directly by email: or purchase online at:

Have a great Tuesday!
aka Stamptramp