Thursday, April 30, 2009

Magic/flip flop card

I wish you could see this card in action! I am not sure what it is really called, I have heard it called a magic card and I have also heard it called a flip flop card. So you chose what you want to call it... I will just call it cute! lol

The card looks like it is complicated to make but really and truly, it was soooo easy! I think I will be making more using different sets! So, enjoy and be watching for some more to come soon.




Also, as soon as my hubby gets my new computer set up, I will be filming my next video so be watching for that too!




Until next time... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!
Shelly

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Belated Birthday Card













Take a look at this absolutely adorable card that I received from
my friend and downline,Suzanne Bompensa! She is such a talented artist and I wish she had a blog to feature all her artwork. It is truly amazing. Her attention to detail and her precision cuts makes her one of my
favorite card artists! Thank you Suzanne for sharing a piece of your art with me!
As for the pictures, they surely don't do the card justice and I tried to take several different shots so you could get a good look at how the card is folded and goes together.



I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


Until next time, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!!!


Shelly

Monday, April 27, 2009

ALLLLL ABOARRRRRD! Stop 8 on blog tour 1

Thanks to all who visited my blog during the blog tour. I hope you enjoyed the trip and saw lots of things that you liked! At this time, the tour is over and the links to other blogs will be removed from my post. Please join me on the next blog tour!




It's time! It's finally here! Do you have your coffee or favorite beverage? Did you pack a snack?



Cool! I saved you a seat so come sit next to me and lets enjoy the ride!



At this stop, you get to see the printed window sheets from the occasions mini catalog. These are very easy to work with and actually can take a lot of the work out of making gorgeous cards!



As you can see from these two cards, you can use a wide variety of designer series papers, inks, ribbons and stamp sets with these window sheets.



Along the way, you are going to see so many wonderful projects using sets and items out of the occasions mini catalog so don't forget to write down what you like then visit my demonstrator website and order some souvenirs! And here is the exciting part, If you purchase just $40.00 in stamp sets from the occasion mini, you will earn a free selection from the "under $10.00" page in the spring summer catalog/idea book! Free stamps!!! What could be better?!



For those who DO order from my website, your name will be entered into a drawing for your choice between "A note of thanks" and "Birthdays Count".






Don't forget to leave a comment for me and let me know what your favorite set or item is in the occasions mini catalog.



Until next time, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

IT'S COMING!!!!


Do you have your bags packed? Have you stopped your mail? Are you ready to travel around the world on the first ever Stampin' UP! Blog tour? Well, ready or not..... It's just about time to hop on the bus. So make sure your up bright and early tomorrow, get your cup of coffee and relax while we take you around the world and through the Occasions Mini Catalog. You will hop from blog to blog enjoying some awesome artwork featuring every stamp set from the occasions mini catalog. Don't have time to visit all the stops at once? Don't worry, the links will be up all day. But don't wait too long because this blog tour is only for ONE day! At midnight the links will be turned off! I have seen some of the work that my sisters have done and trust me when I say, your not going to want to miss out on this trip! So come back tomorrow and you can get on the bus right here! I'm looking forward to seeing you on the trip... I'll save you a seat!

Until then, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Shelly

Friday, April 24, 2009

I am a featured artist!



I have been asked by Elaine Wheeler Write if I would like to be featured on her blog as a featured artist. OF COURSE I WOULD! Who wouldn't be honored to be featured on someone else's blog?


So here is the card that I am using over on her blog. Check it out if you get the chance. Just click here and it will take you on over to her blog!


Thanks to everyone that checks out my blog daily or weekly or whenever you check it out! I really appreciate it and all the feedback that I get from you!


Until Next time, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!


Shelly

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New toys!


My order came last night and I didn't have a chance to play with anything because it came

just as I was leaving to go out for dinner with some friends for my birthday!

I did play a little today and so far, this is what I have come up with! Not sure if I am totally happy with the card or not. The more I look at it the more I like it though. I popped the branch up with dimensionals and double popped the bird then popped the whole piece as well.
What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know if you like the card the way it is or if there is something that you would change about it. Constructive criticism is always welcome!
Until next time, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!
Shelly

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blog candy winner

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I read every single comment that was left! I had a very nice birthday! I was taken out for Breakfast by my friends husband! (long story) I was taken out to lunch by my Mother in law and my husband and boys took me to dinner. It was one long meal for me! lol But for those of you who know me, you know I am on weight watchers so I tried very hard to watch what I ate and I pretty much stayed on program!
Tonight some girlfriends and I went out to dinner to celebrate my birthday at Chili's. They have a great plank talapia that is totally on program. But my friend Wendy baked me my favorite cake.. Almond pound cake... from scratch! Well, I had to jump off the wagon for a bit and have a piece of that for sure! lol Goodness knows, I am glad my birthday is over! lol
Anyway, on to what you all really wanted to know! I used a random number generator that I found on the Internet and it picked number 14! So here is the winning entry!

Cpbartlett@sstelco.com said... 14
Happy Birthday, Shelly! Hope you have a fabulous day!!
Cathy Bartlett
Congratulations Cathy... Please email me your address so I can get your prize out to you asap!
Until next time... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!
Shelly

Featured Artist



Congratulations to Nancy Horn for being chosen to be my Featured Artist.


Below you will find some info about Nancy and a sample of her work.

To check out more about Nancy and her projects, hop on over to her blog and take a look around.

Hi, my name is Nancy Horn and I am so excited to be the Featured Artist this week on Shelly's blog!!! A little about me . . . I originally came from the Washington coast, about an hour north of Seattle. I am married and have 2 boys - 25 & 17 and 2 adorable granddaughters - 4 & 2 - that live with us half time. I now live in Jerome, ID., we moved here from Ontario, OR the summer of 2006 after my husband finished Dental Hygiene school and accepted a job in Sun Valley. When people ask why we moved to Jerome (since I had hoped to return to the coast), we always say The Lord sent us into the desert for a reason; we don't know why, but HE did. Then a year later my husband surrendered to the ministry in the summer of 2007, and we realized that was the reason!

My sister-in-law was one of the first SU demos in Montana, and for Christmas in 1995 she gave me my first SU stamp set (a foam mounted set) and a Spectrum pad - I was hooked! The Spring of 2000, as I approached my 20-year class reunion I began to panic that I hadn't "done" anything with my life; so I decided to go back to school for Cisco Networking. While I was in school my mother passed away and eventually I decided that I didn't want to be a network nerd anymore; I needed to be a creative again. I had inherited all of my mom's crafting supplies & over 300 craft books. Add that to what I had in my stash, from 5 years of SU workshops, I was in a crafters paradise! 5 years later, I met Judy Mahon a SU demo from Council, ID and she taught me so much. When I moved to Jerome, I told Judy I was going to have to sign up since she wasn't close enough to do classes anymore at my house (I had moved 5 hours from her). I signed up during SAB in 2007 and have been Happy Stamping in Jerome ever since.

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's My Birthday!


But you get the present! That's right! In honor of my birthday today, I am giving away blog candy. My first ever! And all you have to do to win it is leave me a comment on this post wishing me a happy 39th birthday! My husband is trying to convince me that I am actually turning 40 this year but I'M NOT! It really is my first 39th birthday! But trust me, I'm sure there will be plenty more 39th birthdays to come!

Check back tomorrow to see who wins the candy and also to check out my featured artist!

Until next time... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Shelly

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Matthew





This is the card that I made for my son Matthew for his birthday Sunday!

He will be turning 10! Oh my gosh, how does that happen? I mean, IM not getting any older so how can he? Of course, EVERY time he has a birthday, I have to have one too because his is the 19th of April and mine is the 20th!
So, in honor of my birthday on Monday, I will be offering some blog candy!

My birthday, you get the present! So make sure to check back on Monday to see how you can win the blog candy!

Items used for this card are:

You Rock Stamp set

Real Red Card stock

Basic Black Card stock

Whisper white Card stock

Stampin Dimensionals

Black Staz on Ink

White Gel pen
retired zig silver/gold paint pen to give him his amazing Grill. lol

Until next time, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blog Tour


How would you like to take a trip all around the country.... FOR FREE!

That's right, on April 27th ONLY, you can hop on the blog tour of the New occasions mini catalog and travel all over the country visiting blogs that will feature a specific set from the occasions mini catalog. There are 20 stops on this amazing trip and you can start right here on my blog. I will have several samples on my tour stop for you to enjoy! From here, you can take the next link to Bobbi Jo Clark's blog and see some samples from another set in the occasions mini. By the end of the trip, you will have traveled around the country and seen something from every set in the occasions mini! But don't forget to get on the bus on April 27th. It's a one day event! So don't miss the bus! You are in for the ride of your life! I'll make sure to save you a seat next to me but until then, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!
Shelly

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Featured Artist



Last week, I introduced Wendy Kidd as my featured artist.
I decided to start having a featured artist every Monday. This weeks Featured artist is Elaine Wright. Please take a moment to look at her project and read her information. If you get the chance, you may want to visit her blog as well. Thank you Elaine for your interest in being my featured artist!
My name is Elaine Wright, I live near Clarksville, TN where I was raised but after marrying my husband while going to college in Idaho we have lived in 7 states until 1999 when he retired and we moved back to TN.
I have been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for nearly 3 years. I will celebrate my 34th wedding anniversary in July and my husband and I have 4 grown children and our 5th grandchild is on the way. We live on a small farm and have a cat and 3 chickens and a garden and orchard. Besides stamping and scrapbooking I love gardening and doing yard work and visits from the grandchildren and teaching classes.
If you would like to be a featured artist please leave a comment on this post. I will chose another artist next Sunday and feature them on Monday!
Until then, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy and Blessed Easter!

There will be no stamping post today. Instead I would like to take the time to wish you and all of your loved ones a happy and blessed Easter. God has blessed my family beyond what I can even begin to imagine! He has blessed me with family and friends. I have a roof over my head and food in my cupboards. He has given me the talent to stamp and create artwork and the ability to share that with others. The blessings go on and on.. So many that I can see but even more that I can not see! So today, I thank God for his many blessings. I consider you one of those blessings!
So until next time, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY! (and make sure you find all those hidden Easter eggs, they will start to smell bad after a few days if not found. lol)
Easter Blessings,
Shelly

Friday, April 10, 2009

PHEW~~~ I'm worn out!

I struggled for several hours making this card. It may not look like it now, but for some reason, I just could not get these colors to go together. I made this card for Kristina Warner's Color Inspiration on her blog. And now that I am finished with it, it will go into the box of samples that I send to Sherrill... and I say... GOOD RIDDANCE! lol
Seriously though, I did struggle for quite a while but in the end, I am happy with it. The final touch was the paper piercing on the top and bottom right sides. Hopefully, it shows up in the picture but in person, it was the perfect addition to finish off the card.
That's it for this post. Until next time, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!
Shelly

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral



This is a card that I worked on today. I stamped the rose three times and cut out different portions and popped them up. Before I popped them up, I sponged some chocolate chip around the edges. I really like how it turned out. This will be one of the cards that I send to Sherrill Graff. As many of you know, she hired me to make samples for her. I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions, please leave a comment or send me an email. Until later, GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mini Easter Basket


Happy Tuesday! Tonight is my stamp club and in just a few minutes some of my favorite people will be here to stamp with me. Below you will see one of the projects they are making tonight and a video tutorial on how to make it. If you have any questions, please leave a comment as I DO read all of them or shoot me an email! Until tomorrow.. GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!


video

Monday, April 6, 2009

Get Featured here!

If you would like to be considered to be a featured artist on my blog, please leave a comment on THIS post. In the comment, please include a link to the project you would like to have featured and your picture. Tell me a bit about yourself.. things that you would like others to know about you! I will chose one artist per week and feature them on Monday!
Happy Stamping!
Now, go get your fingers Inky!
Shelly

Featured artist




As you have seen in several of my past posts, I have been very into the quilt cards!
When I saw this card that Wendy made, I thought I would share it with you.

Wendy is my very first Featured Artist. If you would like to see some of Wendy's other work, you can click here!
Now go get your week started off right by GETTING YOUR FINGERS INKY!
Shelly






Saturday, April 4, 2009

Rearranging things just a bit!


When I decided to order "Wagon full of fun" from the mini catalog, I thought that there were a few stamps in it that I would not use. The wagon being one of them. There was just something about it that didn't sit right with me. Lately I have been doing a lot of paper piecing on my cards. This means lots of cutting. So looking at the wagon, I finally figure out what it was that I didn't like. The handle! It was at the top of the wagon instead of at the bottom of the wagon. Then it hit me, I can cut this thing apart and put it back together the way I want it! And so not only did I put the handle at the bottom of the wagon, I put it on the right side instead of the left side! So the image is not exactly the way it is in the catalog but that's OK! I like it now!

Every thing on this card is cut out! The Ducks wing is popped up and the egg in the wagon and the wagon are popped up. I used a stipple brush with some Bashful blue ink to create the sky. It took me a couple of hours to make this card but that was OK, my friend was over stamping with me and we just talked and cut up all night!

I hope you enjoy the card and if you have any questions, leave a comment or email me!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and now... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Shelly

FREE STAMPS!!!

How would you like to have one of these wonderful products FREE!?!?

All you have to do is spend $40 on the following stamp sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog and you can choose any one item from the "Under $10" page (page 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free.
Hostesses Hold a workshop with a total of $150 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page (page 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free. Call me today to book your workshop and along with all the FREE stuff you already receive, you can add one of the under $10 offerings to it! And you have the opportunity to earn more than one! So get your stamping friends together and give me a call! I can't wait to come to your home and share with you what I love to do!
If you are not in my area.. that's OK, you can just click here and order online!

Have a great weekend and now.... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!
Shelly

Friday, April 3, 2009

Top Note Die is SOO versatile!


Good Friday morning to you all! YAY, the weekend is just a couple of hours away!

I have a few friends coming over tonight to stamp and I can't wait! It's great to get to stamp every day but its even better when you get to do it with your friends! If you are in my area and ever want to stamp with me on Friday nights, just give me a holler... we will make room for you too! The more the merrier I say! It's a great way to be inspired, you get instant feedback on what your doing and heck, its just fun to hang out with your friends... and if you have friends like my friends.... well, that's just an added bonus... the laughter never stops! If your not in my area and need inspiration, maybe you should consider joining LateNightStampers! They are a great group of stampers... very helpful and the art that is shared on that group is phenomenal! The list mom, Sherrill is awesome and is constantly giving away FREE STAMPS!!! So, click here to join and see what its all about. And now on to my project! I just love the Top Note Die. It is so pretty and so versatile. I have been using it to make my quilt cards and thought that while I had it out, I would try some other things with it as well. So here is a card I made with it using the stamp set-Thoughts and Prayers item # 113252. I also used the Manchester Designer Series Paper item #112464, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon item #109065, Key Tag Punch item #107272 and Large oval punch item #107305. The card stock I used is Craft item #102125, Very Vanilla item #101650 and Chocolate Chip item # 102128. To order any or all of these items, please click here.

I hope you enjoy this card and are enjoying my blog. I sure do enjoy all the stamping I have been getting to do lately!

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend. Now..... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Shelly

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Like Mother like Son!



I thought I would share what happened in my house today! My 9 year old son asked me if he could make a card. For years my kids have known that my stamping stuff is HANDS OFF! They have




been very good about it even as babies, they never touched my stuff. So when he asked me today if he could make a card, my first instinct was to say NO, you can't play with MY TOYS! But I didn't say no.. I actually said yes and surprised him and me! lol






So, he asked me about some things and I helped him with a couple of things like using my cutter and such but for the most part, he did the whole card. At one point you can see in the pictures that he was actually sponging around the edges... Thata boy!!! So, here is the card and several pictures of him making it. For his first card, I think its pretty darn good! Please leave a comment for him, his name is Matthew and he will get a huge kick out of reading what
you all think about his work!






Thanks for looking and now.... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Shelly

another quilt card


Good morning everyone... well its almost noon but anyway! Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I did stamp however and you will see what I did today and tomorrow.
The first card I stamped is another quilt. This one had a bit more stamping in it than the last one but I really do like these little cards! I showed my cyber group the card and some one asked me if I had used the 1 1/4" square punch.... duh, noooo I cut them all out by hand with the trimmer. From now on though, I will be using that little gem of a punch! I don't know why I didn't think about it but it sure does make sense! So anyway, here is the card I made. It uses the Designer series paper - Manchester (112464).

Enjoy the card and if you have any questions, leave me a comment or send me an email.

Until tomorrow..... GO GET YOUR FINGERS INKY!

Shelly