Saturday, January 30, 2010


Lollipops is the theme for this weeks Crazy$Challenge.  So what better way to do then heart shaped for Valetines.  There is very little stamping on this card for all of you who like to stamp but several different punches were used.  The scalloped edge was made with SU's new Scallop Trim Border Punch in SU's new design & the paper is Welcome Neighbor DSP both only found in the Sale-a-bration catalog where hostesses, just buying, & new recruits can earn FREE merchandise until April 30th.  You can't read the stamp over top of the big heart lollipop which is from the new Something Sweet that says "that was so sweet of you".   
Lollipops Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Rose Red, Real Red, & Welcome Neighbor DSP
Stamp Set: Something Sweet
Ink: Classic Black
Punches: New Scallop Trim Border, New Small Heart, Full Heart, & Heart to Heart
Ribbon from Walmart
I hope you have a sweet day & until we stamp again, Happy Stampin', Lynette

For Cheryl-OneStop#65-Sat Spotlight(Oversize)-Secret Crafter(Hearts)

Well it is another big snowy day here in Goodview-we have not Thad nay big snows for over 10 years & now 2 in 1 month.  They are saying at least 10-12" again.  I have stocked up on sugar, canned milk, & vanilla to make me snow ice cream.  So with the snow what better to do then challenges!!!  This card actually took care of 3.  One Stop wanted personal so I made this to send to my friend, Cheryl, who has both a Yorkie (Precious) & cat (Loverboy).  I copied the picture from the Valentines candy box sending to her on cardstock & then cut it out.  The red layer & hearts I used Christmas Cocoa DSP (who says you have to just use it at Christmas).  It is larger than the card so that is for Saturday Spotlight & of course the hearts for Secret Crafter.  There is no stamping on this just cutting & punching.
Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Whisper White & Christmas Cocoa DSP
Punches: Full Heart & New Small Heart (Occasions Mini)
Unitl we stamp again, Happy Stampion", Lynette

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Colour Q #17 & Creative Belli Blog #83

The card actually worked for the 2 challenges above (Colour Q's Real Red, Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, & Basic Black & Creative Belli's Hearts theme).  At first I was not sure about this color scheme but after putting it together I liked it.  I did not want to over use the paper part so instead I stamped in Classic Basic Ink Wandering Words Stamp Set.  The three hearts is from I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set in the OMC that I stamped on Real Red using Craft Whisper White Ink, punched out with the Heart to Heart Punch & using Mini Glue Dots & Stampin Dimensionals to place.  The smaller heart, again using the new Small Heart Punch in the OMC, I left open for the teal to show through. The red lace ribbon I had left over & used the Horizontal Punch so could run it through to hold in place. This was simple to make.
Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Taken with Teal, Real Red
Stamp Sets: Wandering Words & I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Classic Basic Black & Craft Whisper White
Punches: Small Heart Punch, Horizontal, & Heart to Heart
Accessories: Mini Glue Dots & Stampin Dimensionals
Until we stamp again, Happy Stampin',  Lynette

Color Create #87

I loved the soft colors for this challenge, Soft pinks, soft blues, white, & silver.  On SU's Whisper White I used the melted crayon effect using a pale pink & blue.  Then using the Butterfly Punch on Pretty in Pink (ran it through paper crimper & attached a white button in the middle ) & Bashful Blue.  I did not have anything silver so I did what the Marines do, "Adapt & Overcome", I used aluminum foil on the edge of the card for effect.  Stamping Flight of the Butterfly in Pixie Pink on the Bashful Blue.  The ribbon believe it or not, my Shih Tzu's groomer had used in his hair & I didn't like it (looked to girly); but, it actually has the blues & pinks in it.
Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Classic Ink: Pixie Pink
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Ribbon, Aluminum Foil, & Crayola Crayons
Until we stamp again, Happy Stampin', Lynette


Tye Dye Hearts-Stamp 411 Color Challenge #108

Now that I am back from vacation I am trying to get back in the challenge swing.  GROOVEY!!  That is what I felt like after I finished this card. This week's Stamp 411 Color Challenge brought back shades of youth when I tied dyed shirts to pillowcases, The colors  were a challenge but fun using Night of Navy, Green Galore, & Yoyo Yellow.  I tried using the bleach effect but did not like the way it looked so I turned the white over & it had gone through & I liked that look so I went with it.  The first layer is Night of Navy, Yoyo Yellow next.  Then using SU's new Small Heart punch out of the new OMC, punched out small hearts where I tied Night of Navy ribbon through one before gluing to the Yoyo Yellow layer.  The stamp set is SU's I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set also from the OMC. 
Tye Dye Hearts Recipe (all are SU products):
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, & Green Galore
Classic Ink: Night of Navy & Crushed Curry (didn't have Yoyo Yellow)
Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts
Accessories: Small Heart Punch & Night of Navy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon    
So to all of my fellow 70's stampers, Peace & Flower Power!!!
Until we stamp again, Happy Stampin', Lynette      

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Home is Where the Heart Is-365 Cards Challenge Day 318

Ok so this was done in as a quickie & I had to do one more this week before I go on vacation ...I was on 365 Challenge and saw that home was the theme.  I everything I used either came out of SU's Sale-a-bration catalog that goes through March 31st or the Occasions Mini & I used the new clear stamping blocks #A & B.   I love them--just have to figure out how to clean them on the pad because they keep coming off & I get more ink on me then was on the stamp..LOL!!! The punches are SU's new design..they will take a little getting used too.

Home is Where the Heart Recipe (all are SU products):
Cardstock: Regal Rose & Designer Series Paper Welcome Neighbor
Stamp Set: Good Neighbors
Classic Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch & Small Heart Punch

So remember what Dorothy said, "There's no place like  home."

Unitl we meet again, Happy Stampin', Lynette  


Magical Birthday Card

May all your wishes come true is the power of fairies bringing a magical birthday to someone who loves fairies.  The theme "BIRTHDAY" challenge #49 for The Pink Elephant this week getting a head start on them for the new year.  Using a picture that I copied onto white cardstock because of the colors that I loved.   This card is girly but can be used from teens up. The only stamping is from the Heard from the Heart Set.  The gold ribbon is actually irresident (I know that is not spelled right!!) but you can't tell it in the picture.

Magical Birthday Recipe (all are SU products unless noted):
 Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Heard from the Heart Stamp Set

So to everyone out there, I hope you have a Magical Birthday. 

Until we meet again, Happy Stampin', Lynette   

Born to Shop Forced to Work-Stampin' 411 #133

What woman (and maybe some men!) doesn't like to shop?  I used a picture from a cross stirch kit catalog of mine which says "Born to Shop, forced to Work" copying it on white cardstock and went from there withe colors, then framing it out with white & Regal Rose.  I stamped hearts with SU's I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set in the Occasions Mini with Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo punching them with the Heart to Heart Punch; of course, "Love" goes to the old saying "I heart shopping."

The Born to Shop Recipe (All are SU unless noted products):
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Whisper White, & Orchid Opulence      
Classic Ink: Rich Razzleberry & MelonMambo
Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, & Clips Assortment
The Purple ribbon at edge is from Joann's Fabric.

Until we meet again, Happy Stampin', Lynette      

The Kiss-Saturday Spotlight Challenge #SSHP13 & SCSC#65

 The making of this card did tell me one thing..I NEED TO BUY AN OVAL PUNCH!!!  It worked for two challenges this week...Saturday's Spotlight #SSHP13 which said to have Love With No Hearts and Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #65 design.   The picture does not do the colors justice. The inset picture I found in one of my cross stitch kit catalogs and copied it onto Whisper White cardstock (ideas come from any where I found out).  It has pale blues, purples, greens, & hint of yellow (that is why I used to Barely Banana as the frame to bring out the yellow in the peacock feahers).  I took the Bashful Blue and using a paper towel dabbed on Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Crushed Curry, & Brilliant Blue for effect to pick up more of the peacock feather colors.  After really looking at it I am going to order it to cross stitch because I love the colors.       
 The Kiss Recipe is (all are SU products unless noted): 
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Almost Amethyst, & Designer Series Paper Tea Party (butterflies)
Classic Ink: Ceratinly Celery, Brilliant Blue, Lavender Lace, & Crushed Curry
Accessories: Scallope Border Punch & Butterfly Punch
Ribbons are from Walmart & Joann Fabrics
 I hope you enjoy & Happy Stampin', Lynette


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Heart Love Birthday Card-C4C #C4C19, Stampin' 411 Operators, & Secret Crafter #65

As you can see this I used for three challenges today.  I actually demontrated it today at my workshop as a Valentines Day card.  The idea came from the December issue of Stampin' Success.  I used colors probably not thought of for Valentines.

Heart Love Birthday Card Recipe (all are SU products):
Cardstock: More Mustard, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts found in the new Occasions Mini
Classic Inks: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Clips Assortment, Whisper White 5/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, & Heart to Heart Punch.

Till we meet again, Happy Stampin', Lynette    

Burst of Petals-Stampn' 411 Color Challenge & OCC (3D Challenge)

My brain is frazzled & frozen today.  I had a workshop at 10:30 & then wanted to come home & work on some challeanges.  This one worked for two different ones (Stampin' 411 Color Challenge & OCC 3D Challenge).

This color scheme reminded me of the tropical waters you see in pictures that is why I used a flower inspiration.  The colors for the color challenge were Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, & Tempting Turquoise.  I also used Crushed Curry Classic Ink to give it a little more punch of color (like it needed anymore!!).
Using Pick A Petal Stamp Set, I also stamped Brilliant Blue & Green Galore on Whisprer White the crimped the paper, then stamping the same colors on their respective cardstock (except the Crushed Curry) cut the petals out crimping a few & placed with Stampin' Dimensionals for the 3D effect.  The center was the solid round stamp in the set cut out & glued on with a dimensional.

Burst of Petals Recipe (all are SU products):
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, & Whisper White
Classic Inks: Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, & Crushed Curry
Stamp Set: Pick A Petal
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Paper Crimper, & Stampin' Dimensionals        

Hope this makes you think of warmer days ahead!!  Happy Stampin', Lynette   

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Beginnings Card

OK, this is the last one for today because it worked for three different challenges:
Stamp Something: New Somethings
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: New Beginnings Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Which was for the scripture 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 

I based the new beginning on the little chick hatching from the egg to start his new life here on earth and the old is represented by the rooster.

New Beginnings Card Recipe (all products are SU unless noted otherwise):
Cardstcok: Barely Banana and Whisper White
Stampin' Pastels
Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
Stamp Set: Country Morning
Ink: Basic Black
Eyelet Border

I hope this New Year brings with it New Beginnings for you, Happy Stampin', Lynette     

Time for Reflections Card

I loved this challenge. It was called Reflection on the 365 Cards and I took it to reflect back to the Victorian age which I just love.

There is very little stamping on this.

Relection Card Recipe (all are SU products unless indicated):
Cardstock: Barley Banana
Stamp Set: Heard from the Heart
Ink: Classic Basic Black
The ribbon and buttons purchased at Joann's Fabric.

As you enjoy this card remember back to simpler times and take it to heart.  Happy Stampin', Lynette       

Happy Day Card

I have been a busy stamper this week.  It is soooo cold here (highs only in the 20's & calling for snow today so what better way to spend time then to STAMP) and I have been on the web and found so many different challenge sites that it it unbelievable.

This one worked for three challenges. 

Happy Card Recipe (all are SU products);
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink,  Designer Series Tall Tales and Tea Party
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Classic Ink: Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Crushed Curry
Punches: Butterfly, Eyelet Border, Scallop Trim
Accessories: Paper Crimmer, Ribbon Originals
Stay warm and Happy Stampin', Lynette 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Skunky Heart Card-Our Creative Corner (OCC) Clean & Simple Challenge

This was the first time I have done a challenge from OCC (not Orange County Choppers!!!).  The theme was clean & simple.  I made this cute little skunk card out of just two color & one stamp.

Skunky Heart Recipe (all are SU products):

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, & border is leftover from the designer series paper Christmas Cocoa

Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts from the Occasions Mini

Ink: Classic Real Red

Punch: Heart to Heart

My creative juices have expired for the day--Happy Stampin', Lynette  


Purple Elegance--Stamping 411 Challenge #132

Ok my Stampers, this week the new sketch challenge tested my creative juices.  I love purple & I was watching football yesterday & I have always thought that the Baltimore Ravens had the closest colors so I used that for my color scheme. Who would have thought to use purple & black for Valentines? 

The Purple Elegance Recipe is as follows (all are SU except the black lace & purple ribbons which I had on hand from Joann Fabrics):

Cardstock: SU Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, &  Almost Amethyst 

Stamp Set: I{Heart} Hearts in the new Occasions Mini

Punches:  Scallop Edge, Full Heart, & Heart to Heart  

Ink: Crafters Black

I hope you enjoy & Happy Stampin', Lynette       

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Love Bird Card

Happy New Year, Stampers. Can you believe it is 2010 already, a new decade!  Seems like everyone was just going crazy over Y2K..

The first card of this new year was for the Color Challenge #104 on Stamping 411.  Yiou can't really see the colors from the picture.  The colors used are SU Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, and Rose Red Cardstock. 

I used Stampin' Pastels Rose Red for the birds accented with Black.  The birds and branches (Certainly Celery-they kind of look like lizards in the picture!!!) were punched from the new SU Extra Large Two-Step Bird found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I used the Eyelet Border Punch and the small heart from Heart to Heart Punch from Rose Red Cardstock.  You can't see it, but; I used L:inen thread to tie a knot in the middle of the heart.  Enjoy and Happy Stampin, Lynette