Stamping with Stephanie

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sale at Stampin' Up!

I just had to share this awesome sale at Stampin' Up!! They have put together some great bundles at amazing prices! I'm telling ya, this sale is awesome! I will be ordering lots for me, do you want in on the deal too? If you order a bundle from me, I will sweeten the deal with FREE shipping! AND, if you order $150, you will get some free hostess benefits! follow this link to see the sale email me when you are ready and mention this post for the free shipping!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Color Challenge!

Kristina once again picked some fabulous colors. What a pick color combination for fall. Of course today in Colorado you wouldn't know it was fall. It is almost 70! It's hard to think Thanksgiving when it feels like summer. Oh well, it is going to get cold tonight. The colors this week were, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Whisper White. I tried to think what set had some mums but Upsy Daisy was as close as it gets! I saw this technique on someone else's blog. I'm sorry I forgot who to give credit too! What you do is ink your stamp with the lighter color and then ink a sponge dauber with the darker color and dab it on the stamp. I have used this technique with a lot of color combos. My fav is Old Olive and Night of Navy for a great guy card. Here is my card. The colors are more defined in the real card or maybe I need to juice up my Pumpkin pie pad. I stamped So Saffron as the base and then added Pumpkin pie on top. Thanks again Kristina. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Littlest Star Wars Scarers!!

Can you believe 2 posts in 1 night? I know, don't fall over. I meant to post this on Halloween but the time just escaped me!! I just loved the card that I made for family. I got the cuttlebug spiderweb embossing plate. I just love it!!! I hope you can see it in the picture. It was so darn cute. I had to add the kiddos too. Zach was so adorable as Yoda! Enjoy.

I'm back!

Gosh, I can't believe that it has been so long since I posted. Where does the time go? I had to make some cards that I was donating for our church's silent auction and I was a total slacker about getting them done! Don't wait until the last minute to make 50 cards that have a lot of detail!!! I'm back and ready for another color challenge. I love the soothing colors this week. The challenge colors were: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. I didn't even have to cut much b/c I had so much left over from my stamp-a-stack this past weekend too. What a bonus. I used some of the rub-ons that I had waiting to be used. The flower is a die-cut flower. I always have a hard time putting those to good use. I thought it would go great with the Eastern Elegance rub-on. Since the color palate was so soothing, I thought I'd go for a simple card. Thanks for stopping by. The christmas cards were all samples from my class this past weekend. I just adore the Deer Friends stamp set! Enjoy.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

flower power

This is going to be a quick post today. I need to get my tush off to the gym!! It's been a while since I've gone and I can tell. I've been enjoying a week of doing a whole lot of nothing since my friend, Cindy, came to visit. But I did sneek in a second to make a card for Kristina's color challenge this week. Seeing the inspiration picture, made me think that I really need to go get a mani and pedi! The colors were pink and red. I used the Pocket silhouettes set on the tag but I don't think that you can see it very well since I used Pink Pirouette ink! I loved the colors this week. Of course it made me think of my fav Bella Rosa DSP. I grabbed a couple of the flowers from the new flower fusion in this catty and the fab designer buttons too! I really need to improve my photo skills too!! Enjoy.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

pumpkin crazy

Here is the picture that I promised from the pumpkin patch on Saturday. I was so bummed that it was totally an overcast day. I love going to this pumpkin patch, Rockcreek Farms.
It is so big and it has the best views of the mountains in the background when it is clear. I have some of the best pictures taken here! I only took one posed picture because the kids were too excited to sit for anymore. The cards are some ideas that I'm working on for my upcoming card class. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Color Challenge!

I can't believe how the time flies! It is time for another color challenge. Can you believe that it is number 26? Kristina has been doing some great work. I can't believe that I haven't posted since Friday. I'm such a slacker. I actually got a lot done too! We took the kids to the pumpkin patch in 40 degree, misty cold weather! I think that we are crazy. I even got to some scrapbooking. I'll get all of those pictures loaded later. Here is my card for today's challenge. Our challenge was to use Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Whisper White. I just got a cuttlebug embossing plate so I had to use that for my background. I think I'm addicted! The stamp is from Pun Fun. I thought the ribbon was a fun touch. Enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bugs for you!

It is time for another color challenge from Kristina Werner. She is so Fabulous for coming up with these color challenges. Thanks! When I saw these colors, I immediately thought little boy. These week the colors to use are Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red and So Saffron. I used my Bugs and Wishes set for the layout. The background is stamped with the Polka Dot DG stamp. I'm sure that I'll be using this card as a birthday card for some little boy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone that left an encouarging word about my blog. The encouragement and comments keep me going. My kids helped me pick the winning number. The lucky number comment was #3, Cindy Vernon. Please send me an email with your address and I'll get your goodies in the mail to you!
Thanks for playing.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

weekend challenge too

I guess that I was very motivated this weekend. I got all of my samples done for my card class this thursday. I just need to cut everything but that will be another day! I thought that I'd try the SCS challenge too. I have been dying to use this new set, Humor in High Heels. This will definitely be a well used set! Even better, I used all scraps to put the card together. I must have had some great mojo! I used Purely Pomegranate CS, Bali Breeze DSP and Humor in High Heels set, Crystal effects on the shoes and of course some DD glitter! I guess I better post quickly, I see a naked baby coming my way! Here is my card. Enjoy. Have great rest of the weekend.

anniversary blog candy!

Well it's a few weeks late. Oops! I just realized that I've been blogging for just over a year now. To celebrate my milestone, I thought I'd share some blog candy. Post a comment and I pick a winner at random Tuesday evening. I can't believe that it has been a year already. I know I got off to a slow start but I've been picking up steam lately. Thanks to everyone that stops by for a visit. The candy is some great fall ribbon, a stamp set, a canvas frame that you can stamp on and some rub-ons. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

color challenge

You know it's Thursday when I get a color challenge uploaded! This is going to be a quickie. I need to get to sleep (as usual!!). When I was thinking of my design, this is not how the card looked but given the time factor, I'm going with it. I started the card today before I went to work but I didn't get my new stamps in the mail yet. So that's why it's after 11pm and I'm posting my card! I loved the colors this week. Another great reminder of fall. We had to work with Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I used the Upsy Daisy set for this card. When I first saw this set I didn't really like it but I've seen so many great samples that I had to get it. Go figure! Here is my card. Enjoy and good night! (Hopefully my computer won't take an hour to upload!) Sorry for the fuzzy picture. It looked okay on the camera.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mojo Monday on Tuesday

Wow, can you believe that I could pull off two posts in one day? It's a shock, I know. The last was easy. The pictures were already on my camera. I thought that I could get a jump on some of cool challenges that I want to do. I really liked the layout for this card! I had a really hard time trying to get the little triangle piece to work, so I added an extra button. Let me tell you, I was surprised when I opened my windsor knot DSP and discovered that it didn't have the same colors as the catty says! It is Baja Breeze instead of Sage Shadow! I wanted to use the baja breeze paper too. What a bonus for me! I thought of a cute little baby card with that paper. I used the Bundled in Love hippo. Probably one of my favs! You gotta love the new buttons too. Enjoy.

I survived!

I didn't know what crazy was until I had 4 birthday parties over the weekend! We had 3 on saturday, back to back and 1 on Sunday. I was surprised how good the kids were. Karl didn't even have a meltdown after going to all of the parties! I will say by Sunday afternoon he was a tad crabby. I was hoping to get a nap out of him but I wasn't so lucky! At least I got to take a nap!! Anyway, here are a few of the cards that I made for the gifts. The first card is my take on the sesame street card. I really had fun with it! I love the bright colors. What a great way to use your punches. The second card is using the giant cupcake, Simple Birthday Thanks.
I used a marker to outline and the cut out the cupcake. I don't think that you can tell but I "painted" the icing with a large amount of crystal effects and then sprinkled glitter on it. Thanks for checking out my cards today!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mojo Monday

I have always been wanting to try one of these challenges. I thought that today I would give it a try! I love Julee's work. She is such an inspiration. This is going to be a short note. I am watching Grey's Anatomy too! I used the new design of DSP in Always Artichoke. The colors that I used were Always Artichoke and Elegant Eggplant. The flower is from the Bloomin' Beautiful set and the words are from Wow Flowers. It is so nice to sit and an enjoy a TV show without my children interrupting! Life is blissful tonight!!! Enjoy my card. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 22, 2008

new stamps!

Here are a few cards that I stamped with some of my new stamps that I got. The first is using my new square punch and hostess set. I really like the dark colors.
The DSP is from the Bella Rosa paper. I am always going to this paper. I embossed the stamp too. The other card is using the new Cheers set!
I love this set. I got it from my great upline, Beckie. I won it from a contest that she had. I always love free sets! It's funny that I got this from her because she doesn't drink. I'm sure that I will use it all the time. I was trying to make a masculine card. I am always in need of one of those. Now I'm off to do laundry and enjoy a quiet house because my husband is gone with the kids and his parents to Estes Park. What a great way to spend my free time away from the children by doing laundry! Only a mother would do that! Enjoy.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Online Ordering is here!

Now you can place your Stampin' Up! oder with me anytime, day or night, through my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Business Website. Just go to and click on "Shop now" in the upper right hand corner. It's that simple! Whether you wake up in the middle of the night with the perfect scrapbook layout, decided to buy the products you saw me demonstrate at the last workshop or you just need to make some invitations with no time for a workshop, it's no problem. You can order them from me online.
And that's not all! Be one of the first FIVE people to place an online order of $50 or more using the new, easy way to order and I'll send you a FREE spool of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon - your choice of color!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Is fall just around the corner?

You know what day it is, that means is time for Kristina's color challenge. Kristina picked some wonderful colors this week. We had to use Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate chip, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive and either vanilla or white. I love this color combo. The flowers in the picture remind me of my wedding flowers! I absolutely love calla lillies. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love cool nights and mild days. Living in Colorado, I get to see snow capped mountains too. Enough chatting already, here is my card.I used Burgundy CS for the base, Saffron DSP for the next layer that was stamped in Old Olive using the Baroque Motifs set, vanilla ribbon and the flowers are chocolate chip, old olive and pumpkin pie. I stamped the words in Burgundy craft ink. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

color challenge #22

You know it's wednesday when it's color challenge time again! I had to take a quick sneak and look at the colors. I decided that I could get by with a little less sleep tonight! Since I didn't have any extra time last week, not that I have any free time this week, I thought I'd take a minute for myself and stamp a card! I had a hard time wrapping myself around these colors. I thought "what the heck, I'll give it a try!" We had to use regal rose, rose red, bravo burgundy, soft sky and whisper white. I love the fact that Kristina can always step out of the box! Enough blabbing, here is my card. Enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pop-up card

Our stamping group had a challenge to try a pop-up card. Here is my version. I thought that this would be a fantastic idea for a baby announcement or shower card. I used the Bundled in Love set. I love the color combination of green and purple for babies but I thought I'd throw another color in too. I used Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst and Bashful Blue. You can check out the tutorial on split coaster stampers. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Much to my surprise the other day, I got an email from my wonderful friend and upline, Beckie. She had nominated my blog. I felt so honored. She is such an inspiration to me. It made my day. Check out her blog

These are the rules for accepting the "I (Heart) Your Blog" award:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from (see the link above)
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

So, here is my list of 7 bloggers that I am nominating:
Aly at
Beate at
Mary Jo at
Karen at
Jen at
Kristina at
Pamela at

They all have some wonderful blogs. I hope you will take a look!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Latte Love

Here is my weekly color challenge from Kristina Werner. I lover her color choices. I think that this week the hardest part was coming up with a set that wasn't a flower! This week the colors were: chocolate chip, regal rose, certainly celery, very vanilla and pink pirouette (one of the new SU "In Colors"). I wanted to keep it simple and wanted to play with my new Big Shot. I love it. I used the top notch die and put both pieces of CS in and viola! What a cinch. I used the Pun Fun set. I love this set. I haven't used the latte stamp until today. My go to stamp in that set in the hippo! I was stepping out of the box. I colored the mug in with my celery marker and the flowers got some regal rose. Girls always love diamonds, so I had to sprinkle DD glitter on the steam and hearts! The background paper in the new Bella Rosa DSP. I love that paper. It has so many awesome colors. It's off to bed now! Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Birthday Journal

It is time for the birthdays. My friend, Michelle, and I celebrate on the same day and then our friend, Uma, has her birthday of the 27th. This is a picture of Uma's birthday present. She is an avid journaler. A trait that I admire. I wish I could journal as much as she does. She has journals back to high school! Any way, these colors just reflect her persona! I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel for the ink. The sets are Eastern Blooms and Embrace Life. I apologize for the crummy picture, I was having lighting issues.

Of course, I had to throw a picture of my oldest, Karl, starting his first day at kindergarten. Doesn't he look so adorable in his uniform! He was so excited to start school. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Going Gray

It's that time again. Color Challenge time! Kristina has her blog fixed and is ready to roll for the color challenge. I love the inspiration this week. The colors are very relaxing to me. Maybe my spirits are in a gray mood! I don't know. When I saw the picture, I instantly thought of the Fresh Cuts set! The challenge this week was to use, Basic black, basic gray, whisper white and 1 small pop of color. I chose the certainly celery ribbon as my accent. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Okay, I have the power cord again. Here are the pictures of my clean and organized stamp room. I wish it could be even cleaner but this is as good as it gets. The natural baskets are from target, gotta love Target! The white cabinets are from Michael's. Of course, I still had a child around while I was taking the pictures. It is my baby, Zachary. I can't believe that he is 18 months old already. I can't chat long tonight, my oldest, Karl, is starting kindergarten tomorrow and I have to get all of the school supplies set out and the uniform ironed! Yeah for uniforms. Hopefully, I won't be a total wreck when I drop off at school. I'm sure I won't be the only mom crying! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I took of advantage of the great Colorado weather and got my stamp room clean and organized! I have slowly been working on buying containers. Since we had rain and cold weather (50's for the high!) for the last 2 days and I was sick of children asking when the rain was going to stop, I snuck off to my sanctuary to clean! I don't think my children have seen so much rain at one time. If your not familiar with CO weather, it never rains this much at one time! I will say, the cool weather was a welcome break for August! The mountains even got several inches of snow! I would love to show you the pictures of my clean, organized room but my husband took the power cord to work. As soon as it returns I will upload the pictures. Have a great rest of the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

In the nick of time!

I almost forgot about the color challenge today. I had to pack up the china cabinet after playing softball tonight. Hopefully, I will have a beautiful living room/dining room after this weekend. My husband has done his part. I need to step up to the plate and get my tush in gear to make the curtains (or maybe pay someone to do it)! Anyway, back to the color challenge. I loved the colors in Kristina's inspiration but when push came to shove I had a difficult time. The colors were; black, pumpkin pie, rose red and green galore. At least I got to try out my new Sizzix Big Shot! I love it! The flowers and leaves were from the birds and blossoms die! I used the Baroque Basics for the background and I'm embossed with clear EP. I wasn't thrilled with the outcome at first but it is starting grow on me. Enjoy. Thanks for checking it out! I need to go to bed. I've got a long weekend with the kids in the mountains!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wow, Big News!

It has been a long time since my last post. Boy, I was trying to get everything in order so I would be ready for convention. I was still working on my swaps in Salt Lake City. What a surprise! At least, I got a meal ready for my family and had laundry all done and clothes set out for the days that I was gone.

I had a blast at convention as usual. I have returned ready to go again. The excitement is overwelming! SU announced a partnership with Sizzix for SU's own Big Shot and exclusive dies!!! I'm so glad that I had never bought one before. I should be getting mine tomorrow too. Yeah!! It was so nice to see my friends and meet some great new stampers.

I can't wait for my open house on the 15th to show off my new Sizzix! I'm going to play this weekend. I'm going up to the mountains to get away from my house and the construction. Hopefully, I will have some new hardwood floors when I get home on Sunday evening. If not, my DH will have some explaining!

Here is a scrapbook page that we did at convention. I just modified it a little bit. The original page was 8x8.I love the new set that we got for free too. Too bad, I don't remember the name. I just love the new flower buttons and felt flowers! I added the 12x12 background paper. I think it was from last year. I can't remember, I just hoard too much paper! I had this picture of my beautiful, little Logan. Okay, maybe I'm a bit behind scrapbooking but this picture is 2 years old! It fit perfect and matches. The heavens must have been in alignment for me!

Monday, July 28, 2008

birthday bling

This was one of the cards that we made Friday night at my card class. This was my favorite. I CASED it from splitcoast stampers. Thank you whoever was the creator! I left the color scheme the same, had less circles and added the scallop punch and bling! I wanted my cards to be a little, extra special for this class. It worked great because it utilized 2 retiring sets! I think it would look great with a ton of color combos too. I might have to try that later since I'm still working on my swaps for convention! No big surprise. I always put them off to the last minute. Anyway, enjoy the cards. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

color challenge time

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do the color challenge this week. I working on some cards for a class tomorrow night. I love the colors this week, so I had to make time for the challenge. I need to make a card using Sage Shadow, Regal Rose, Rose Red and Whisper White. These are colors that I wouldn't normally put together, esp the Sage Shadow! The dress was so beautiful. I felt inspired. Once again, I used a few scraps. The Rose Red strip and Cutie Pie DS paper were my scraps along with the striped ribbon. I stamped the Sage Shadow paper with Pretty Petals BG stamp. I thought the pretties kit would add a vintage touch.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dreaming Away

Here is another swap that I'm working on. What do you think? I hate trying to figure what it is missing! I love the new set, Dreams Du Jour. It is a great set for watercoloring. That is what I did. I used the watercolor crayons and then embossed with the Iridescent Ice EP. I used Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace CS and white taffeta ribbon.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Color Challenge #16

Okay, I'm a little nervous. this is my first attempt at Kristina Werner's color challenge. I loved the colors together. It is so soothing. Even better, I used all scrap CS to make my layers! I knew one day I could put some of those to good use. I hate throwing away even the smallest piece of CS. I have gotten a lot better since I've been cleaning up and organizing my stamp room. The phrase is from SU's new word set "Heard from the Heart". It will be available in the Fall/Winter 2008 Catalog. Since the color challenge included Very Vanilla, I water colored the flower from the pretties kit with Soft Sky ink. You always need some bling too! Enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by.