Friday, November 27, 2009

Skatin By!

I just love this little raccoon. This time he is out skating. He is from Stampendous and so it the sentiment. I found this layout for the card somewhere when I was cruising around. Cant remember where, but I liked it and thought I would use it. It is a great card layout for scraps. I have tons of what 1 1/4 and 1" white scraps. I got rid of a lot of them with this card because I am using it for my stamp club tomorrow.
I used some christmas paper and stampin up cardstock. The ribbon is some I got from codwholesale.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Papertrey Ink Card!

I thought this paper from Basic Grey would go perfect with this stamp from papertrey ink. My nice sis sent me some stamped images of it. I colored the house with copic markers and added some glitter for a snow look. The wreath wouldnt fit on the front store so I added it to the side. It is from the Poinsettia and Boxwood set from Flourishes. I borrowed this set from my friend Alice. The sentiment is from Verve. It comes with a poinsettia stamp. I used stampin up bravo burgundy and pink piroutte.
Happy Stamping and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gift Box!

I made a matching gift box for my birth anouncements. Also included a card for all the co-workers to sign to go with the gift. My hubby really liked it. I hope the new mother likes it also.

I have had these boxes stashed away for years. They really come in handy. I think I got them when I was a Close To My Heart rep. We are going to Target and get a blanket or something to go with the gift also.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Baby Card!

My Hubby called me from work yesterday saying he just found out a work associate just had a baby that morning. Could I make something for them to give them on Monday. So I decided to make some birth annoucements for them. I made twentyfive of these cards. I had seen a card and saved it awhile back wanting to make some baby cards but didnt have anyone to make them for. It took me all day today to make these.
I used designer paper form the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy. I have had this paper pack for almost all this year I think. At least since last spring. I know I used it in March, so a long time.
I combined it with stampin up baja breeze and certainly celery. The stamp is one of the little $1 stamps and I also used a stamp from the Punches Three stampin up set. It was a hostess set, last year I think. I used my nestibilites and stampin up punches and colored the giraffe with copic markers. Then I used my white pen around the scallop and a black pen for my faux stitches.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Zoe & Gemmas Snow Fun

This is one of my new stamps from Wags N Whiskers. Its a very large stamp so I had to make it square, which I think I said in my last post is not one of my favorites. I see other peoples square cards and they are beautiful, but oh well. Anyway, even making it square there still wasnt much room left. But I think this image is so cute with the little kitty helping build the snowman. I colored it with copic markers. I added sparkly stuff on the tops of their hats and some glitter here and there on them. I added a little ribbon and some snowflakes, plus the sentiment and thats all there was room for.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I made this card using the watercoloring technique with the reinkers. I only used one color of reinker, purely pomangrante. I embossed the poinsettia in gold first on shimmery white cardstock. The ribbon is from codwholesale. I used my stampin up punches and my nestibilities.
The papers are eskimo kisses from basic grey and stampin up cardstock. I put gold stickles in the middle of the flower.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Two Card Challenges

I made this card with two challenges in mind. One from and the other one for kraftin kimmie. I used a set from Flourishes called Poinsettia & Boxwood. The papers are misc designer papers. Stampin up ribbon and cardstock. Misc flower and snowflake and my nestibilities.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Plum Tea Card

This card is just like my previous tea card that matched the calender. I was looking to see if I had any of the charms left I used for the calender and came across these teapot charms so I decided to go with the plum color. I used stampin ups perfect plum and pale plum. I used a different sentiment also still from the papertrey ink set Tea for Two.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Froggy Birthday Card!

Yesterday was my hubby's birthday so I made him this card. We have frogs in our backyard like 5 feet from the bedroom window that keep us awake most of the spring. You cant believe how unbelieveably loud they are. People say I love to listen to frogs. I used to too but when they are 5 feet from your window and in mating season from the March until the end of May and you dont get sleep you really end up not liking them. Anyway, now I have been buying frog stamps and papers. Go figure. So I saw this at a stamp store and couldnt resist the paper. Its from K&Co and is called Actopus To Zelephant Frogs. The color seems off alittle. The cardstock is a bazzill green and is much brighter in person. My sentiment is a Gina K set.
I think my hubby liked it but who knows???
Hoppy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another Bernadette Card!

This is the other Bernadette card I did for Kraftin Kimmies Blog Challenge, "Get Stitched". I am not good at stitching and realized that the ribbon it double stitched, so thats my stitching. The designer papers are eskimo kisses by Basic Grey. I love these papers. I also used stampin up ribbon and cs purely pomegranate and pink piroutte cardstock. The flowers my friend Alice pointed me in the direction of a great tutorial by Stamped Art by Lisa. They are done with Martha Stewart punches. Mine are a little flatter than hers are but thats ok.I colored her a tiny bit differently than the other pink Bernadette card. I used my copic markers again.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Meet Oliver!

Meet Oliver. Isnt he the cutest? He is a new stamp from Kraftin Kimmies rubber stamps. I think he is just adorable. I colored him with copic markers. Then layered him on red. I put little white dots around the red. I wanted to give it a snowflake effect. The sentiment came with Oliver. The snowflake under the sentiment and beside Oliver are from sizzix. I ran the small snowflake thru my sticker xyron machine to glitter it and then glittered the snowflake under the sentiment with my glue pen and glitter. The ds papers are from bobunny. My cardstock is from stampin up, old olive and real red. This card is for Beate Johns WSC105.
Happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bernadette & KKSC5

This is Bernadette. She is from Kraftin Kimmie's Rubber Stamps. Isnt she adorable? I had to go pink with her because she is just too cute. This is for Kraftin Kimmies Blog Challenge, Get Stitched! I went for faux stitching and it didnt turn out very well. You can barely see it around the pink embossed piece. I used Basic Grey papers Eskimo Kisses and stampin up pink piroutte and whisper white. The ribbon is stampin up also. Some satin retired ribbon I think is purely pomegranate. I used my nesties and ran it thru the cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder. The snowflakes were made with a martha stewart punch and then I layered them with some little plastic flowers and a pink velevet brad.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


This card that matches my September calender is also my card for Taylors Sketch Challenge #90. You can visit her at
I changed it a little to make it work with my card. I think the white is too white but wasnt sure what else to do.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

September Calender

Here is my last calender! (Thank goodness!). I used Papertrey Inks Tea for Two set again. The papers is basic grey Indian Summer. I just love these colors and matched them up with stampin ups in colors again. Rich Razzleberry and Dusty Durango. I think I might have gone a little overboard with the rhinestones but I kept getting them two close together.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Stamps!!!

Yeah!!!!! I received stamps from two new companies today. I am so excited. I just ordered them on sunday and they came in the mail today. All the way from Florida!!! How come other companies in Florida take two weeks????
I ordered two stamps from Kraftin Kimmies Stamps. Her brand new company. Also, I ordered from Wags 'n Whiskers. I just love that name. They are another brand new company. So I will be having some new toys to play with this weekend and hopefully have some show & tell later.
You will just have to keep checkin to see!
(I cant wait!!!!)
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, November 2, 2009

June Calender and TESC89

This is my calender for June. I didnt meet my deadline yesterday so I only got three calenders done instead of 4 but at least I feel I got a lot accomplished.

I used some Creative Imaginations papers I was saving to scrapbook some beach pictures. Hopefully I still have enough left. Also stampin up cardstock Not Quite Navy. The stamp sets I used is from Flourishes Seaside Life and Papertrey Inks Tea for Two. Its funny that both sets I used this weekend for my Tea/Coffee theme are named the same and from two different companies.

I made the matching card for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #89. I really like the way the card turned out. For some reason it reminds me of a quilt.

For the teapot I used the little sand dollar from the flourish set and reverse masked the teapot and stamped it across the front. Then I stamped the word seashells above that. I then used my diamond glaze to make it look like a real teapot. I really like the way the whole thing turned out.

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

December Calender and Card

Here is my December calender and matching card. I am a little behind on my schedule for this weekend. I am enjoying my time with the house to myself tho. My hubby is out metal detecting with friends and Kates is working. As soon as I am done here I have to shower and take her lunch.
I used my My Favorite Things set again Tea for Two. I love this little mouse. It is sooo cute. I colored it with copic markers. My snowflakes are a sizzix die and the center piece is a nestibility.
I used old olive and real red stampin up cardstock and basic grey eskimo kisses pepermint twist designer papers. I used my favorite buttons again. I just love these buttons. They are Dress It Up buttons called The Color of Christmas.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!