Little Thanks

I made this card a while back, on one crafty evening out of many that weren't! I have stacks of sketches upstairs by my table, and occasionally I'll get one done! This is Mojo Monday Sketch 77, from way back in March sometime. I like the way it came out, maybe more now then when it was first done!!
Card base is Basic Gray. Background layer is Kiwi Kiss DSP from the Walk in the Park pack in the Occasions Mini. Brads on the side are the new (to this catty) 5/16" Jumbo Brads in Silver. The stamp set used is Pocket Silhouettes. Love the look it yields-simple but elegant! I stamped it in Kiwi Kiss on Whisper White, full strength across the center, then off once below to fill in. I sponged the edges just a bit around the lower side & bottom in Kiwi Kiss, and top with Baha Breeze to match the background layer.

The scallop
circle punch was used to layer under the saying from the Matchbox Messages set, also in the Occasions Mini.. Love the look of these two sets together! Need to play with both more!! The saying was attached with dimensionals for added effect.

Last Day of April!

Wow, where does time go?? Today is the last day of April already. The good news, at least around here, is that it's finally looking LOTS like Spring! It's gotten very green in the last few days!!

With the end of April will be the end of the Get Connected Special from SU!. When you purchase $40 of products from the Occasions Mini Catalog, you get to choose a FREE item from page 208 in the catalog! This page features some great single stamps or mini kits for UNDER $10! One free with each $40 purchase. Contact me TODAY!!!

Stay tuned-May brings new specials!! Details tomorrow!


Glittery Club Card

Here is the last card from Club last weekend, made in response to a request to do something with acetate.  SU! has the window sheets in the Mini Catalog now and that was the spark for the request!

The card base is Rose Red with a Whisper White layer.  Wide Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon knotted around.  It's hard to see in the picture, but this uses the Sparkly Stained Glass technique (tutorial here on SCS).  The top sheet is acetate that we stamped the flower image on in Jet Black StazOn.  We let that dry briefly, then turned it over and applied Crystal Effects in three stages.  First, the center of the flower to which we added light blue glitter (it looks green for some reason, but it was blue!!).  Second, the flowers to which we added rose glitter. Lastly, the leaves and stem to which we added green glitter. All the glitters were from the Fine Cosmo set of glitter.

We let the image dry (while we did all the cutting of butterflies from the last post!). To finish, we attached the acetate to a piece of Whisper White the same size with Vintage brads at the top, layered on a slightly larger piece of Rose Red and attached to the card. The verse was stamped below the image in Rose Red.


Another Club Card

If not for my club ladies, I wouldn't stamp at all!   I so appreciate their inspiration and having a reason to stamp!  Here is the second card from last weekend.  I love this set, Great Friend from the Occasions Mini but hadn't taken time to play with it.  So glad I did!  It was lots of cutting, but worth it!

The card base is Elegant Eggplant-one of my favorite colors that I hadn't used in too long!  The background is two different pieces of the Designer Series paper from the Walk in the Park pack, colors are So Saffron & Kiwi Kiss.  The DSP is also in the Occasions Mini.  We stamped 3 butterflies on Whisper White CS:  One in Elegant Eggplant, one in Kiwi Kiss and one in Baha Breeze, and cut them out.  We also stamped the shape in Elegant Eggplant and added the verse in Baha Breeze using the Stamp-a-ma-jig and cut that out as well.  The ribbon around the center is the So Saffron 7/8" PolyTwill & the Narrow Elegant Eggplant grosgrain.  All the butterflies & the verse were attached with Dimensionals.  Lastly we added the Baha Breeze large corduory button with a Pop-Up glue dot.  These buttons are actually more like brads in that they have "legs" on the back.  We tried to poke a hole through and push the button through, but the legs got so loose that it didn't work, probably in part because of the double ribbon.  We used my Craft & Rubber scissors to remove the legs and used the glue dot instead!


I'm Back!!

Wow, another long lapse. Sorry! I think I have Spring Fever! Haven't been stamping at all, but have spent some time today looking around for inspiration, so maybe I can get motivated! The other good news is it's too cold to do any outside work today! I've been working on sprucing up the yard for Spring, but that's probably going to have to wait a few more days.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and here's a project from my club meeting last week! These ladies are great inspiration for me, and the only stamping I've done in the last month!! There are two versions here, and they actually started in the garden department at Wal-Mart. I was walking through and found some great seed packets for 20 cents! I grabbed a handful knowing I could make these great pocket cards and that they would be perfect for Mother's Day! I have done these cards in the past, but it had been a few years.

The first uses a packet of Bachelor Buttons. I was able to use the same base color for the two versions. The card base is a regular card out of Pink passion. I then cut a piece of white long enough to fold over the top pocket. We punched the top edge of the pocket with the Eyelet Border punch. The Happy Mother's Day is stamped in Basic Gray. We then took the flower image from Fifth avenue and stamped it randomly in coordinating colors, Pink Passion, Lavender Lace & Pink Pirouette. We used a dauber to add the color in the center of the flower to look like the Bachelor Buttons on the seed packet. I sponged some Pink Passion on the top of the pocket and attached the sides with two mini glue dots. Attach the white to the card front and insert seeds!

The second uses a packet of Cosmos flowers. Same basic card, just slightly different colors. This one used Pink Passion, Real Red & Pixie Pink with Summer Sun markered in the center of the flowers. I like things to match so I made the stamping match as closely as I could to the seed packets! LMK if you have questions! Thanks all!



Sorry this is late. I was having a lazy day yesterday, and was to into watching movies/reading a book to come downstairs and do this! Everybody needs a day like that sometimes!! Today could be another with the way it looks outside, but I need to do some cleaning & laundry-we shall see! My boys are already camped out on the couch watching a movie!

To the winners:

For Seed One:

ANNE with this comment: Ooh, this set looks like it would be SO much fun! I absolutely LOVE sentiment sets! Hope you draw my number, hehe :-)
4/2/09 3:16 PM

I'm pretty sure this is my local stamping friend Anne, YEAH!!

And for Seed Two:


Cheryl was one who was having trouble with the comments so I entered her via email. She is in my local stamping club, YEAH again!

I will be in touch ladies!!


Leaving Comments

I've heard from a couple of you that you are not getting this to work. All I can do is tell you what works for me. I did a test on my last post and it came through fine. Different browsers and computers though will give different results! I'm working through Internet Explorer on Windows XP.

-Hit the comment link at the bottom of the post you wish to comment on.
-Enter your comment in the large box at the top, followed by name/email
-enter the word verification letters in the box in the middle
-select the radio dial button at the bottom beside anonymous
-hit the orange Publish Comment button

If it works you should see your comment at the left, under any others that are there.

I am home quick on lunch, will check back in after work and see how everyone is doing. If it isn't working for you, please email me at jennifer@sunflowerstamper.com
. I will count entries that way as well if you've tried and it doesn't work! And I may extend the deadline. Our weekend travel plans have been put on hold due to the pending arrival of a snow storm!

ETA: Entry time extended 24 hours, drawing to be tomorrow, Saturday, 4/4 around 8 pm central. That gives everyone a little more time to comment or email me.


April at SU!

The Occasions Mini Catalog is LIVE! and packed full of GREAT things! To check it out, click the cover above!

And, it gets better! We also have a SPECIAL to go along with the new MINI!!! Place a $40 order from the Mini, and choose ONE 'Under $10' Item from Page 208 in the Idea Book & Catalog- Click HERE to view the items available. Another way to get a FREE 'Under $10' item is with a $150 workshop order!

Contact me TODAY to schedule your workshop OR place your order!

Sunflower Seed 2

Seed 2 is the set Live Like You Mean it. It is mounted but never used. Another Level 1 set from the last catty. Accompanied by the So Saffron ribbon from the SAB pack. Leave a comment if you'd like to call this yours!!

Edited to Add: It just occured to me that I didn't say when I was going to draw the winners! Oops, too many things going through my mind today! Let's say Friday (4/3/09) evening, 8:00 Central Time. I will use a random number generator to choose the winner on each Seed.

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: PLEASE leave me at least a name, preferably an email too (if you aren't a current customer) so I know who my winner is! I have several anonymous comments without a name!!

Sunflower Seed 1

Finally I am getting around to posting this! My "Blogaversary", or 2nd anniversary of blog posting was back on March 15! That means I need to give something away! It's been quite a while. And, I'm going to do 2 since I'm so late and it's been so long! Leave separate comments on the two posts if you'd like to enter both! I will limit the winner to one or the other, but that way you can enter either or both!

This Seed is the Best Yet set & roll of Certainly Celery Poly-Twill ribbon. Best Yet was a Level One Hostess set from the last catalog and is Die Cut. The ribbon is from the SAB set.

ETA: PLEASE leave me at least a name, preferably an email too (if you aren't a current customer) so I know who my winner is! I have several anonymous comments without a name!!