Thursday, March 15, 2012

3 Cheers for Green Beers!!!!

Only 2 more days til St Patrick's Day.

Here is another card that I made for this festive green beer drinking day. I must say that I have never drank green beer but I guess there is always a first time for everything.

I used the Grommet Tags from Spellbinders in my Cuttlebug to cut out and stamp the sentiment on.

The sentiment is from Pink by Design's Luck O' the Irish stamp set. This set is full of lots of great sayings.

I then ran some green ribbon through the holes to attach it to the card.

The image stamp is one that I got for .....50 cents at a local Department store. I colored it in with my Bic markers and added some popdots.

The inside sentiment is also from Pink by Design's Luck O' the Irish stamp set.

I punched a couple of Shamrocks with my Fiskars Pop-up Punch and added some popdots.

3 Cheers for Green Beers!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

At Rainbow's end

Thought I'd make a St Patrick's Day card since it is this Saturday.

I pulled out my Pink By Design binder and found the Luck O' the Irish stamp set. Perfect!

I stamped and cut out a house from a Christmas stamp set I have then colored it with some Copics.  I used my Cuttlebug with the Traffic Jam folder and the rainbow is an embellishment from Michaels.

The inside sentiment is also from the Luck O' the Irish stamp set. I really love the sayings on this stamp set.

" 'Tis better by far at rainbow's end
 to find not gold but a true friend." 

I added a couple of Shamrocks cut from my Fiskars Pop-up punch set and used some popdots to add dimension.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


The next time I'm in Las Vegas  I will definitely be making a stop at VivaLasVegaStamps !!!!

I can't believe that I didn't know that this stamp heaven existed.

I guess that is a good thing otherwise the last few times I went to Vegas I would've had to pay for 2 extra pieces of luggage, because I'm sure I could spend hours in this store.

Look at ALL the stamps in here.... I can't believe my eyes !!!  Making me think that a weekend trip might be in the near future.

You should also check out the VLVS Tutorials and their Blog @

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Poppystamps Grand Madison Window Die

I just wanted to give you a peek at a card that I will be working on.

I will be using my Poppystamp Grand Madison Window Die along with the Grand Flower Box Die and the Wildflower Patch Die.

They are new arrivals at Crafty Capers one of my favorite local Scrapbooking stores that I spoil myself at. Heeeheee

As soon as I got them home I cut the window out by running it through my Cuttlebug, nice and easy.

I will post the card as soon as I put it together.

Happy Crafting  

Stamp and Punch Storage

Sorry  that I haven't posted lately, I've been working like crazy and now I have a nasty ear infection. Fun fun.

So here as promised is a look at my stamp and punch storage.

Here is my favorite way of storing my stamp sets and Spellbinders Dies. Avery 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet protectors and binders from Staples. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I have about 15 of them, all broken into different categories.

Here is one of my Pink by Design Sentiment Stamp Binders. I belong to the PBD Stamp of the Month Club...(love it) so I have a couple of binders full of sentiments.

I just added a piece of Velcro to each top to keep them closed. It's so easy to just flip through each one and pick the one that I want.

For my single stamps I found this Crop in Style Binder at one of the local Thrift shops for $2....what a steal !!!
It even had all the original inserts in it.

I just added some extra Hockey card holders into it and slid in my single stamps. These are my Stamping Bella Stamps they fit perfectly into the pockets.

I keep all my wood mounted stamps (or at least the one's that I haven't unmounted) in a 12 x 12 Iris Scrapbook Case that I got at Michaels.

I also use them for all of my paper punches, these are some of my Martha Stewart Halloween punches. I love how they fit and I can clearly see the one that I want to use.

Here are my cases of stamps and punches, I have them in several colors and broken into categories.