Stamping with Stephanie

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!