Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Card with Cambrias sketch!

I really liked this sketch for the mushrooms because the are so small, so it worked perfect for it. I has this adorable mushroom paper and the mushroom stamp in by karen lockhart. You can get all her stamps at www.ellenhutson.com. Her online store is awesome.
The polka dot paper is the other side of the mushroom paper. I stamped "just because" at the bottom which is another karen lockhart stamp. Then I stamped the mushrooms again beside it in Tangerine Tango from stampin up. Oh, also this is my 1st time ever using Tangerine Tango and it has been out since last summer. It really went well with the paper. I colored the mushrooms with copic markers and used the stampin up scalloped square punch. The orange ribbon is from Close to My heart. I have had it for a long time. Orange isnt a color I use too much.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Taylors Sketch Challenge TECC61!

I did this cute Whiff of Joy stamp for taylors sketch challenge. Check out her blog for the challenge. www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com. Her blog is theee bestest.
I dont know this cute gals name but I know she really likes pinks and purples. I used elegant eggplant and retired mauve mist stampin up cardstock. I also used three patterned papers of the eva collection from basic grey.
I put the purple flower on the card and was still thinking it needed something. Then I pulled out my purple rhinestones and thought yep thats what it needed. I also glittered her hair ribbon, bow, flowers and the flowers and seams on her pink jeans.
Happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My 2nd Magnolia!

Here is my 2nd magnolia girl ever. I tried something new. The pink tulle. This little gal looks so sweet and innocent. I thought the saying fabulous friend seemed perfect for her.
She can come over and play with my ketto girls and see how they get along.
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. Tomorrow is my last day of vacation and back to work on monday.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Whiff of Joy Mouse!

Here is the little whiff of joy mouse with his cupcake! He looks so pleased that he has it and gets to keep it all to himself. I was trying to make it look like real frosting and sprinkles so I used liquid applique and real sprinkles from my last cupcakes and heat set it. I also used some cupcake paper I think I got from stamping bella. I colored it with copic markers and used papertrey ink raspberry fizz cardstock and stampin up taken with teal.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

All Three Girls Together!

Here are all three of my girls together! Arent they just precious? I still have Charlotte and Phoebe. Hopefully they will come out to play before the week is over. Maybe tomorrow. Today I am going to be making more candle with my good friend Joan. Then I will be working on finishing all my Agnes cards and I have a magnolia I am working on.
See you soon!
Stamper Gyrl!


Here is Agnes! Isnt she adorable! I just love these girls. I envision them all running around on my table. ( I know I already said that) know I would have three of them and Agnes of course would be flying around my table since she has wings. They would be everywhere playing and getting into mischief.
I used papertrey ink berry sorbet cardstock and ribbon. The designer paper is Dream Street Papers Forever Family line. The polka dots are on one side and the swirly print is on the other.
I also used my stampin up scallop border punch and my brand new just came in the mail yesterday new nestibility. Also copic markers for coloring and some glitter.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cambria Turnbows Sketch Challenge WSC73

I decided to do a sketch challenge off Cambria Turnbows blog, stamp a little love baby.
This is her sketch WSC73. I used Karen Lockhart stamps and some old Close to My Heart yellow gingham. Also Making Memories Small Floral Flower Patch paper. I know sprin has just started but I want some sun and not all this rain. So I used the sentiment rain,rain go away.
This card was fun and quick. It was refreshing to make after taking half a day on the motorcycle cards.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Harley Girl!

Here is my biker card. I used bikerababeabella by stamping bella. Two kinds of harley davidson paper. Stampin Up basic black and pixie pink cardstock. Also some ribbon from michaels, pink bella baubles and some brads from tayloredexpressions. Also punches from stampin up again. Misc flowers too.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Baby Cards

Here are all the baby cards packaged up for Kati. Six thankyou cards in each pack and then a gift card to go with it. I hope her friends like it.
Stamper Gyrl!

Last Baby Thankyou Card!

Good Morning all you Fellow Stampers!
I am done with the last baby card to send to my daughter for her friends. I made some of these as welcome baby cards instead of thank you and think I will go back and do that with the other baby cards I made too. I just have to finish the insides on all three sets and I can move on to something else.
I love having vacation. All I have to think about is what card to do next or whos coming over to play and what are we going to do. I havent left my house since sunday morning. That was just to take a class for our new phones.
I do have to leave the house tomorrow tho. My hubby is installing a security camera system for my friend with a store nearby.
I think today after finishing my baby cards I am going to make a biker babe stamping bella card. My hubby is really into his harley and would really like me to get one. I saw a beautiful cream and pink one on saturday. That was tempting. But between the cost and being afraid, I think I will hold off. I would rather be a backseat rider. Boy I sure do wish my hubby would get that pretty pink one tho.
I am off to stamp!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
PS for deets on this card I used the spotted giraffe from stamping bella and words from verve's practically perfect. Also ds papers from the dcvw nana's nursery baby boy pad. Stampin up so saffron and certainly celery and bella's baubles. Also oval punches from stampinup and certainly celery grosgrain ribbon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ketto Girl "Kenya"!

Here is Kenya! One of the Ketto girls from stamping bella. Isnt she just adorable. I wish she would jump off my card and run around my table about 3 inches tall talking to me. I bet she is just a spunky little thing. I stamped her and colored her with copic markers. Then I used my nestes to cut out her and the scalloped border. Then I used the Kenya's sparkle stamp and stamped the next layer with elegant eggplant and baja breeze. I layered that with more elegant eggplant and then the next layer is basic grey marrakech chai? collection. I used a white base which I dont do too often and a martha stewart punch across the bottom. I glittered her sparkle wand and the flower centers on her dress and the center of the sparkes that show on the next layer.
Have you heard of stamping bellas bead bonanza? For every $25 order you get a "bead". Every bead is worth a letter s,t,a,m,p. When you spell out the word stamp you get a voucher for $15. I am one bead away from that voucher so I guess I will have to place another stamping bella order soon for my next voucher.
Talk to you tomorrow. I am working on the unisex baby thank you card my daughter requested. It is also using a very cute stamping bella stamp. The adorable spotted giraffe.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Candles,Candles, Everywhere!

Well, here they are finally. A picture of my candles. I have made three batches so far. The yellow ones are slices of fruit. Yum! The pink ones are strawberries and cream. Yum Yum! And the orangish ones are vanilla. I meant for them to be more beige but that didnt work out. But If you look close at the pink one in front and see the stripe in it. It is pink on the bottom then orangey pink and then pink again. I made it a layered candle. It is strawberries and cream and vanilla. Yum Yum Yum.
I still need to decorate them and make them extra pretty but havent done that yet. As you can see I have tealights and tins and little tartlets that go in a dish and with on a cup warmer thingy for people that dont want or cant have an open flame.
Next I am going to make grandmas blueberry cobbler and victoria secrets love spell.
Now I just need to start selling them so I can make money to make more. My hubby likes that I am making candles cuz he likes the house to smell yummy too, just like I do.
Boy, does it ever smell good when you are making them and they smell really good just sitting in the same room with you.

Baby Boy Thank You!

Hello! Happy Tuesday! I am really enjoying my time off and playing with all my toys. I just love this set by Verve. These bunnies are so adorable.
This is the baby boy thank you card I made for the baby gifts for my daughters friends. I used some papers out of the DCWV Nana baby boy pack. I was lucky and got it at a local scrapbook store on sale for only 5 bucks. I also used Blue Bayou from Stampin up and colored him with copic markers. For the flowers I used some stampin up buttons and punched flowers to go under the buttons with a marvy flower punch.
I am working on a Kenya Ketto card now. She is sooo stinky cute. I cant wait to finish her but first my big sis is coming over and we are making candles today. I am thinking maybe vanilla and strawberries and cream for me. Sounds yummy doesnt it. And I think she is making grandmas blueberry cobbler and cinnamon.
Have fun today and happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Second Bella Shipment & Verve Baby Girl Card!

Here is my second shipment from stamping bella!

Kenya and Phoebe and friends have come to visit. I am making baby cards right now for a friend of my daughters so as soon as I am gone with them I think I will see what Kenya and I can come up with.
I am making 2 or three sets of baby thank you cards. One set for a baby girl, and one set of unisex cards since she isnt sure what her friend is having. I might also make a set of baby boy cards also but I havent decided yet.
For this set I am using Practically Perfect by Verve. I just love this bunny. It is so elegant. I also recieved a nice thank you stamp with my verve order which goes perfectly on this card. I used copic markers to color it and liquid pearls to make her necklace. I have a lot of this ribbon left over from my neices diaper cake I made for her shower. I used the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, nestibilites Labels one die and stamping up punches for the words. The scalloped oval punch is in the new stampin up mini catalogue available April 1st. My colors are just white and pink piroutte. I also made little white dots around the border by the bunny with my white signo gel pen.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Here is my 1st Ketto girl card! I think she is adorable. I wish she could pop off the page and talk to me. I bet she has quite the personality. I used copic markers to color her and some new sei paper I just found yesterday at a scrapbooking store in Salem. I also found these cool new brads at Michaels. They have harlequin, polka dot and striped prints. I got three different packs. This one has green, pink, purple and turquoise. I got two more. One has red and back and white and the third pack is brown and pink. I love them.
I made this card for Taylor's sketch challenge this week. www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com. TECC60.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My First Magnolia!

Here is my 1st magnolia card. Its funny, I didnt like these
for the longest time. I think because they dont have a
mouth it reminds me of an old outer limits episode that
freaked me out alot.
I dont actually have any magnolias myself but my friend Alice has quite a few so she brought some over a few months ago and I stamped several different images.
I went to a craft day at my sisters work today and probably took enough stuff for the whole weekend but only got this
one card almost done. But isnt it funny that no matter how
much you pack and take with you its never enough. I forgot my glue dots so borrowed one from another gal (thank you, Carla!) and got one card finished. I also thought it needed words but didnt bring any so I borrowed one from my sister and it was a little small so I just stamped it twice to make it fit. Its funny how we make do with what we have when we have to and it turns out great.
I didnt get to my ketto girls but I see that they are finally showing up around the blog circut. I am anxiously awaiting to ink up Tatiana but so far no go. My hubby is going for a motorcycle ride tomorrow so I will have lots of time to get to her. After I do the laundry, sweep and mop the floors and make potato salad and meatloaf for lunches while I am on vacation.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, March 20, 2009


My 1st Stamping Bella came today. My second will be here on monday. I have three ketto girls now! Yeah! I have Charlotte, Agnes, and Tatiana. I think Tatiana is my favorite so far.
Monday I will be getting Kenya and her sparkles and Pheobe, plus froggy and some others. As you can see I also recieved the ketto badges I think. You get them for ordering over a certain amount. I am not sure what and I think think with one more order I will be eligible for another $15 voucher on the bead bonanza. I am on a roll with stamping bella.
I made my 1st batch of candles today. It was fun and the house smells so yummy!!!! I made a batch with slices of fruit. They are yellow and very pretty. I havent taken their picture yet so will get them up later in the weekend.
Now I am off to get together some supplies for stamping with my sister tomorrow for her monthly craft day at her work. I cant decide which ketto girl to do 1st. I also have some cute dragonflies colored and a batch of magnolia girls colored and ready to go also.
I want to make lots of cards this week. I am donating a bunch for an auction I think I mentioned already (or maybe not) for Autistic kids.
Have a great weekend and happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Door County Angel #4

Hello Everyone! I am as happy as a clam right now. My vacation has officially started. Yeah!!! No work for 10 days!!!!
Here is Angel #4. My last angel for the week.
She is feeding her little chickies. She is very cute.
It is a very colorful card.
Tomorrow my 1st batch of stamping bella kettos are being delivered. I am so excited about that too. I can hardly wait. And I get to make my 1st batch of candles. I have blueberry, slices of fruit, victoria secrets love spell, and a few other scents. I cant remember right now. My house is going to smell so good. I cant wait.
Maybe I will have pictures of my candles tomorrow.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Angel Card #3

Here is Angel Card #3. Arent they cute hugging? Then the sentiment says Angel hugs sent your way. I love that.
I used all stampin up cardstock and some designer papers. Also used nestibilites, dew drops and stickles for the halos and their wings.
One more day of work and then I get to play,play,play. I am so excited.
During my vacation I have to get some medicine for my kitties eye. Very expensive. The cheapest I found is $107 and he has to have it 5 times a day. That will be easier since I will be home. You know the medicine is going to be expensive when they send you to a pharmacy to have it filled.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Angel Day 2 !

Here is my second Angel for the week. I think she is my favorite because I love the designer paper. I cant remember which scrapbook store I got it at and it doesnt have a name on it anywhere but I sure would like to get more of it.
I used flower soft on her flowers because I just got it and wanted to play with it and also because I didnt like the way I colored them. I also thought her dress was too plain and so I added pink polka dots. I colored her with copic markers.
My cupcakes turned out yummy for work today but I didnt make green frosting because I remembered I bought pink strawberry frosting for them and lots of sprinkles.
I got my first candle package today so I am off to open it.
Thursday my next package is coming with all the yummy scents.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Angel Week

I was asked to make some sample cards for a store in Minnesota, with some angel images. She sent me the stamped images and some sayings. I just had to have a saying and Angel on the front of each card. This is the 1st angel of the week. Looks like she is taking a pot of tulips to someone and it syas angel prayers sen to you today. I think it would be a very good card for someone that is sick or has had some downfalls. I love all the angels little barefeet and curly hair.
Keep looking this week. There will be a new angel everday until friday.
I am off to make cupcakes for a potluck at work tomorrow. I think I will make green frosting since it is St. Patricks Day and then we can all have green tongues. How fun is that?
Oh, and I am so excited I get my candle making kit tomorrow and both of my bella orders have been shipped so I will definately get to play with the Ketto girls on my vacation. Who could ask for better friends to play with then
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Last Great Impression!

Today is my hubby and my 23rd anniversary. I told him yesterday I have been married to him
for half my life. It seems like a long time when you just think about the # of years but then when

actually go back in time thinking about it, it doesnt seem as long. I remember when I was young and would hear about people being married this long and being amazed thinking "wow thats forever". But now that doesnt seem like forever.

Anyways, here is my last great impression card for this week. Unlike the other three, I practically copied the whole card off there website so I cant take any credit for this card but the ladies at the store where I am going to teach this class specifically pointed to this card and asked how to make it. So thats why I totally copied it from the board to show them.
Have a good week and happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Great Impressions #3

I've had this stamp since it last year I think and finally used it. I like the way it turned out. It
reminds me of a picnic. Maybe I should have just added some ants too then it would have been
perfect for a picnic.
It is another card for the great impression class I am going next friday.
I have one more to show tomorrow and that will be it. Tomorrow I have to work on a card for a friend in Minnesota. She sent stamped angels I need to make into a card for a store there and work on a hollyberry house card for a class next month.
I am still anxiously waiting for my ketto girls from stamping bella. I guess everyone else loves them too. They are so busy it is taking more than a week to process orders. Then it will
take another week to get them. My 1st order shipped yesterday so I hope to get it at the beginning of my vacation so I can stamp Ketto girls like crazy and make candles and use all my other cool new stuff I have gotten in the last few weeks. I am ready to go. But I have one week of work left.
Oh, well, have to make money to support my hobby.
Happy Stamping1
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Family!

Here is my family! Arent they cute? This was
taken when Kati was home on leave a year ago.
I was trying to find a picture of my stamp room that would look good for the top of my blog and ran across this picture. I made it as my wallpaper on my computer also.
It makes me wish she was here so I could give her a big squeeze.
She is going to re enlist and be stationed in London for two years. She will be leaving in November. But the good news is she should be able to come home for about 3 weeks in October. That will be the longest leave she has had.
It will be great to have her home but sad to be so far from home. It will be a great opportunity for her tho and her dad and I are so proud of her!!!!!
Stamper Gyrl!

Spring Flowers!

I found these little milk pitcher vases at Michaels. I added the ribbon and put rhinestones around it. There are butterfly rhinestones around the middle and diamond shaped rhinestones all around the bottom. I filled it with the tiny daffodils and put two of them on my dining room table. Now we have a touch of spring in our dining room. I need to pick some regular size daffodils also and put them in vases around the house. They are so bright and cheery. I love when the flowers start blooming.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another Great Impressions Card

Here's another Great Impressions Card I did for a great impression class I am doing next week. I used the top note stampin up die and some yummy ds paper. I'm not sure I like how the ribbon goes around the middle and I did another card just like it only with the ds paper on the back instead of the background stamp. I am not sure which I liked the best.
I will have two other Great Impression cards coming up this week also.
I also took a candle class on sunday and it was great. Even tho I could hardly smell the yummy smell with my stuffy nose.
So even tho my stamping hobby keeps me busy and I have always said I dont need another hobby I am going to be making candles as soon as I get my starter kit. I got my password last night and got to go online and check out all the scents. I can hardly wait? Yum!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Great Impressions!

I made this card with a great impression stamp and sentiment for a great impression class I am going next week.
I love how the colors all came together. I think it is very soothing and the colors remind me of a spa. I used copic markers an some glitter on the bathtub and bubbles.
Have a good week and happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash!

Hello Everyone!
I am sure enjoying my cupcakes today. My hubby loves them too. I started my love of cupcakes by following www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com. I love her blog. She has great ideas and I love her cupcake challenges. She has really helped my cupcake addiction. Now I have tons of cupcake stamps and made some yummy cupcakes. I used my daughters frosting recipe and it is so good. For my cupcakes, I used a betty crocker french vanilla cake mix and added 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips I had left over. I have enclosed the recipe below.
Also, go to taylors website. It is her second birthday for her blog and she is giving away goodies. Check out her online store also. She is the best.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)> 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese > 1 cup white sugar > 1/8 teaspoon salt > 1 teaspoon vanilla extract > 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream.

DIRECTIONS> In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. > In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat> until smooth, then fold in whipped cream.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Here are my cupcakes for stampclub tomorrow!
My pictures never look as good as the other blogs I watch but oh well! I am still getting used to this blog thing so pictures will have to wait.
I showed my hubby a picture of cupcakes on the front of the March editon of Womans Day. He said "good luck with that". Then I showed him my finished cupcakes and he said "Wow you did better than I thought". How is that for support? But he sure was begging me for them long before they were done. I had to hide them in my closet in my stamp room last night so they would still be there this morning.
Now they better be there for my cupcake stamp club tomorrow. They really look better in person than the picture but oh well. You get the idea!
Have fun stamping and I hope you enjoyed my cupcake week!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cupcake Week Day Four!

Heres my last cupcake card for this week! I am not totally happy with it. Too much white. I tried adding flowers but didnt like that either. My rectangle nesties are too wide and my long rectangle nesties are too skinny. Whats a girl to do?
I used some foil cupcake paper and some cool new ribbon I got. The stamps are Impression Obsession Birthday Martini and a sentiment from a hero arts cupcake set.
I also used Papertrey inks raspberry fizz cardstock and stampin up pretty in pink. Colored everything with copic markers.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cupcake Week Day 3

Here is my cupcake card for today. I used Verve's cupcake affair set. I love these cupcakes. They are so elegant. I used SU cardstock Blue Bayou and Pretty in Pink. Also BoBunny Alissa Look At Me designer Paper. And of course su punches and retired su pink corrugated ribbon.
I think I am off to bed. My cold is worse. I rummaged around for a thermomater and couldnt find one. Finally my hubby found it. I waited with it poking me in the mouth and not being able to breathe with my mouth close and then right when I was supposed to check it the battery died.
Have a good day tomorrow and Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 2 Of Cupcake Week!

Here is my cupcake card for day 2 this week!
I used Whats Up Cupcake from My Favorite Things. DS Papers from Basic Grey, the bittersweet line. Dark Chocolate cardstock from papertrey ink and pretty in pink from stampin up. The I used copic markers to color it and dark chocolate in from PTI and dew drops for the cherries on top. Stampin Up punches and some cool new ribbon from May Arts I got at a local stamp store. I love the ribbon. It is half pink and half brown and goes perfect with these papers.
A nasty cold is going around at work and I thought I was just going to skate by with a few sniffles but thanks to a little help with someones strong perfume today it is turning into a sinus infection. So I hope the rest of the week goes pretty quickly.
Have a great week and happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Day 1 Of Cupcake Week

Here is the 1st cupcake card for stamp club on saturday. I used a stamp from a hero arts cupcake set and a karen lockhart sentiment.
Nestibilites for the rectangle. I als used papertrey ink polka dotted paper and cs. Copic markers for coloring and SU ribbon.
My friend Alice and I found a cool store to get a good deal on Copic markers. I am really stocking up on them.
Watch for another cupcake card tomorrow.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Weekends Over!

Well, tomorrow is Monday again. The weekends sure do go fast.
I having stamp club on saturday. It will be an all cupcake day. I am even going to make some
yummies cupcakes for snacks. I found a great recipe that I am going to try. We will see how that goes.
I have 4 cards we will be doing so I will make this cupcake week and show one card each day. Then on friday when I make the real cupcakes I will show a picture of them too and see how they turn out.
Have a great week! Happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!