Tag Archives: Stampin’ Up

VSN on Splitcoast


It’s been many moons since I’ve participated in VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) which eventually evolved into a whole weekend event and I just found out I have a whole week to do the rest of the challenges this time. So maybe I’ll do more.

I was there for the very first VSN in May of 2005. It was a one night stampathon of fun and it was fast and furious! The challenges were listed every half hour! There weren’t really any rules; it was just a fun idea. A fun idea that stuck… and grew… and became a regular event that’s now a part of the SCS culture! I even hostessed a few times. Not sure I’d ever do that again, but it’s always fun to see the new ideas and cards that come from them.

My card was for this challenge…

Challenge Title: SNOW FUN
Hostess: KonaRose (Rosy)
Keyword: DEC13VSND
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9 PM EST

This challenge is to make a paper creation depicting a snow SPORT.

Stamps: Stampin Up – retired set, sentiment – Gina K Designs
Paper: All Stampin’ Up
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, SU label punch, Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Accessories: Offray ribbon, Stickles (Ice – frosted lace & snowfake – waterfall), pop-up dots
Size: 4.25 square


Flashback Friday – Ways to Use Script

Thursday’s Ways to Use It challenge on SCS was all about using script. “You can use an old book page, music sheets, stamped script, or your own hand writing on your card.” Well, I wasn’t able to make a new card, so I thought I would browse my galleries and look for some ways I’ve used it in the past. Here are a few of my faves.


Made sometime between 2005-2008 as jen70.

SU Stamps: Moose You, It’s Your Birthday, Short & Sweet

Paper & Ink: bashful blue, certainly celery, chocolate chip, white

Accessories: markers, Marvy scallop punch


Made sometime between 2005-2008 as jen70.

SU Stamps: Angler, Warmest Regards, Weathered BG

Paper: close to cocoa, certainly celery, bashful blue, very vanilla

Ink: chocolate chip, certainly celerry, bashful blue

Accessories: WW crayons, brads, CM custom cutting system, dimensionals

Techniques: sponging, tent card/topper card

Size: The card base is 4.25 square. With the topper, it fits an A2 envelope.


Made in July 2011 for the CAS Holiday Weekend Challenges.

CAS Holiday Challenge #12: Use stars on your CAS card.

Inspired by this card by mbelles.

Stamps: Lazy Days of Summer (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, SU Bermuda Bay
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay & Taken with Teal
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch
Accessories: SU white taffeta ribbon, pop up dots


A double challenge card made in August 2011.

CAS131 – It’s CAS to some and not to others. Regardless, I wanted to show one example of a partial image where I purposely didn’t completely stamp the script background.

SCS Featured Stamper: pawallen142

* Same colors and layout (But I used more kraft instead of white and red.)
* Different script, flower images, and embossing folder
* Instead of taffeta ribbon, I used organdy ribbon.
* Instead of of a border punch, I used a Nestabilities die cut.

Rubbernecker Stamps: Wildflowers (496_01), French Script BG (448)
Paper: GP white, SU kraft
Ink: SU crumb cake, real red & wild wasabi
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop rectangle die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
Accessories: white organdy ribbon


And I made this one 2 months ago.

IC409 Challenge – Barnes & Noble – Loved it!

For this one, I started with one inspiration and then thought about another one and so I used both.

Stamps: DRS Designs, GKD, Gina K Designs, SU

Paper: white, black, SU dsp

Ink: Memento black, copic markers

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18

Weekend Challenges

Saturday’s Inspiration Challenge: Horchow
I went straight to the holiday section 🙂 It had 4 collections. I love elegant, vintage classic, etc. I love Christmas! This year I’m in the mood for making bright cards. And Horchow has a bright collection!!! So, this is what caught my attention: multicolored ball garland.

Then I had two choices: Did I want to use Fluffles surrounded by Christmas bulbs? Or did I want to use Fluffles caught up in Christmas lights. The strand of Christmas lights won because I had other stamps to go with it that I thought looked better in a card design. I hope you like the finished product 🙂


Stamps: Fluffles – Stampendous, Christmas lights – DRS Designs
Paper: SU real red, garden green dsp
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: taffeta ribbon


Sunday’s Featured Stamper: Linda aka Stickups!

* I used the same layout but used less layers.
* I used different colors and snowman images.
* I used ribbon instead of twine with a button and tags.
* I moved the sentiment.
* Instead of using windows for the snowmen, I popped them up.

Here’s Linda’s beautiful card.
And my card… 


Stamps: Stampin’ Up
Paper: Stampin’ Up dsp
Ink: SU chocolate chip, Memento black, Copic markers
Tools: circle punch
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, pop-up dots
Size: 4.25 square

2 Challenges, one card



Double Challenge: Wednesday’s sketch and today’s F4All “Let it Snow!”

Stamps – Various Stampin’ Up sets
Paper: real red, wild wasabi (or garden green), ballet blue (or bordering blue)
Ink: SU real red, wild wasabi, ballet blue, daffodil delight, Black Menmento, Copic markers
Tools: Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: white opal Liquid Pearls

Flashback Friday

This pink and caramel Christmas Card was made in 2007.


Stamps: Hung Up On the Holidays, Priceless, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: white, pretty in pink, creamy caramel
Ink: pretty in pink, creamy caramel
Accessories: markers, taffeta ribbon
Techniques: sponging

Next: Chocolate Snowflakes!


This card was made in 2009 and the Clean & Simple challenge had just gotten a new design team!

CAS44 welcomes our new design team!
Congrats Julie, Karen, & Kristin!

Color Challenge: any shades of red and brown
+ white or vanilla

This card was CASEd from Vickie Y. You can see her gorgeous card posted in LaLatty’s gallery here.

Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, Snow Swirled (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: white, chocolate chip
Ink: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, real red
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch, ribbon

Next: Silent Night, Holy Night


This card was made in 2009.

Stamps: Jumbo Candle (F006), Holly Giga Circle (L120), Silent Night greeting (D484) – all DRS Designs
Paper: real red, white, unknown dp
Ink: black, apricot appeal, garden green, Copic markers

Tools: Martha Stewart lace edge punch, Marvy Giga scallop circle punch, CM custom cutting system, sponge (light glow around the flame)
Accessories: taffeta ribbon

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans in the U.S.


CAS244 – tearing and/or distressing (Made in October)

Not something we do a lot on CAS cards. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Stamps: DRS Designs

Paper: SU creamy caramel textured, early espresso

Ink: creamy caramel & early espresso – SU, Palette burnt umber, Copic markers

Techniques: sponging, tearing, doodling

Size: 4.25 square


Made in 2009 when part of the DRS design team.

Today’s challenge is to use dimensionals / pop-up dots on your clean & simple cards.

I used just a portion of the sentiment on the card front. It continues on the inside: “A day of fun, unless you’re a turkey… Then you’re on the run! Have a wonderful day!”

The curved cut of the dp was done by hand. The turkeys’ hats are popped up on dimensionals only once.

All stamps from DRS Designs: High Tailin’ Turkey (F297), Turkey on the Run Greeting (G318)
Paper: white, unknown patterned paper
Ink: black, Copic markers (R59 cardinal, Y38 honey, E35 chamois, E33 sand, E31 brick beige, YG95 pale olive, B97 night blue)
Accessories & Tools: SU large oval, circle, & designer label punches, dimensionals, Scor-Pal


Made in 2009 when on the DRS design team.

Stamp: High Tailin’ Turkey – DRS Designs

Ink:I used Copic markers for the turkey and SU creamy caramel ink for the ground. First I sponged the ink, starting from the edge and sponging towards the center. Then I used my markers to add some “pebbles”.

Cardstock: white, sahara sand, sage shadow, and To the Nines dsp.

Accessories: brads

Tools: scalloped Nestie, Martha Stewart zig-zag edge punch.

WT455 harvest 2wm

Today’s Ways to Find It Challenge: Find a way to use one thing, two things, three things or more that you would find in a Cornucopia.

Stamps: main image & sentiment – Stampin’ Up, leaves – DRS Designs
Paper: SU chocolate chip, close to cocoa
Ink: Memento black, Copic markers, & SU for the leaves
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: Ribbon

SU Ink: Sorry that I don’t know the colors. I made this BG a few years ago for a card I never finished.

Clean and Simple – Inpsired by Music

This week, the Clean & Simple Challenge was to be inspired by music. I was so tempted to pull out my favorite Christmas music stamp (O Holy Night), but I have several music stamps that go unused. I ended up making two cards, one with Stampin’ Up stamps and one with a Unity stamp.


Recipe for “You Make my Heart Sing”

Stamp: Unity

Color: SU riding hood red

Tools: Cuttlebug swiss dots EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Accessories: SU taffeta ribbon

I received a few comments from stampers who liked the red and white. Hint: You’ll get a challenge soon 🙂


Recipe: Just a Note

Stamps: Mini Mates (I feel like I’ve had this set for ages and haven’t used it in ages, too.)

Paper: old olive, real red

Ink: always artichoke, real red

Accessories: real red gingham ribbon (It’s making me very sad that I’m almost out of this ribbon. I wonder if SU still sells it.)


And just because I couldn’t resist seeing these cards again, here are the cards I’ve made in the past using Stamp Camp’s “O Holy Night” music stamp.


Made in 2008

Colors: confetti cream, riding hood red, always artichoke, creamy caramel, black
Stamps: O Holy Night – Stamp Camp, Peaceful Wishes – SU
Accessories: taffeta ribbon
Techniques: distressing


Made in 2009

Stamps: O Holy Night (Stamp Camp), sentiment (Unity)
Paper: real red, garden green, white
Ink: dark brown, creamy caramel, real red, garden green
Accessories: SU scallop edge punch, Martha Stewart fern punch, brads, ribbon


Made in 2012

Stamp: O Holy Night (Stamp Camp)
Paper: Very vanilla, riding hood red
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: taffeta ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart fern punch