Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blog world here I come!

So here I am, finally part of the Blogger world! Can you believe it? I have been thinking about doing this for a while now but I really wanted to get my Stampin’ business on its feet first. Thank you to Melissa from for designing my blog banner, watermark and signature. And of course, a BIG thank you to all my friends and family for their support!

For my first posting, I thought I would show you one of the cards that we made at the April/May Stamp clubs. I found the tutorial for the paper dahlia fold on the Splitcoast Stampers website.
I think it’s so pretty! I used some of my favorite SU colors; Taken with Teal and Old Olive. The Designer Paper is a retired one called Petals and Paisleys.

Recipe: Old Olive cardstock, Taken with Teal cardstock, Petals and Paisleys DSP, Basic Black Stampin’ pad, Yummy Stamp set, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and Top Note Bigz Die, Non SU white grosgrain ribbon.

As some of my customers are “scrapbookers” as well as “card makers”, I decided to use the technique in a scrapbook layout as well. I have been wanting to scrapbook for years but for some odd reason, I was intimidated by it. With all of the inspiration that I get from my 2 beautiful boys I decided to tackle this silly fear of mine and so here it is…

…my first scrapbook layout! It turned out not too bad, if I do say so myself!
Now if I could only come up with a title! LOL

Recipe: Textured Kiwi Kiss 12x12 cardstock, Taken with Teal cardstock, Paper piercing tool, Petals and Paisleys DSP, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Little leaves sizzlits die, scallop edge punch, non SU white ribbon.

Want to try this technique out? Check out the tutorial at

And how about taking advantage of the great deal on Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper - Buy 3, get 1 Free to create these beautiful paper dahlias! Click on the link at the top left of my blog for more details.

Well that’s it for now ! Hope you enjoyed my first post. I have lots more for you so make sure you come back!

Take care,


  1. I cannot believe this is your first layout!!! It looks awesome!! I love, love Teal and Olive together, so I might be a little biased here, but you did a really great job with your design. The colors complement your pictures beautifully, and I love the Dahlia fold flowers!