Monday, March 31, 2008

Try This, Tuesday - Technique Challenge! Make your own Scratch-n-Sniff!

* Thank you to Holly, for featuring my tutorial on TLC255! *
Let me know if you have any questions! - whoopsie.daisy{at}

If you have been following my past several posts, you have seen me play around with the Tart & Tangy stamp set and the Waterfall cards. I thought it would be fun to teach my Hostess Club ladies next weekend how to make their own Scratch-n-Sniff and use this fun stamp set. Well, y'all get to try it today for "Try This, Tuesday - Technique Challenge". Please post here with a link to your blog, gallery, online photosite, if you do participate in the challenge.

Inks: Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie (rock and roll technique)
Stamp: Tart & Tangy
Punch: 1-1/4" circle punch


Punched image, VersaMark pen, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Sugar-Free Jell-O, small container to hold mix, spoon, tweezer, heating tool.

Mix 1-1/2 parts Glassy Glaze Enamel and 1 part Sugar-Free Jell-O.
It must be Sugar-FREE! Otherwise, the sugar will burn when you use the heat gun. Having more Glassy Glaze Enamel will be better than not having enough.

Use the VersaMark pen to color in where you want the powder to stick:

Carefully cover image with powder mixture.

Allow the heat gun to warm up a bit (run it for a few seconds). It helps speed up the process. Hold your image a few inches away from the heat gun and allow the powder to start melting. I like to heat from behind (or underneath) the image. I find that heating from in front or above the image tends to blow the powder off the image before it has a chance to melt. Take it slow or the powder or card stock can burn.


The end result will be a scratchy sandpaper-like surface. If you prefer a shinier surface, then add more Glassy Glaze Enamel to your mixture. Just play around with it until you get the results you like. You will need to scratch it in order to release the scent.

Now give it a try!
Use other scents and let me know how it goes!
I would love to create a list of different scents used and link to your sites.


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Monday's Fun Day!

I posted a poll a month ago and it looks like "Try This, Tuesday" and "Color Challenge Wednesday" were the most popular, followed by "Manic Monday" and "3-D Friday". Last, but not least, is "Scrapbook Thursday". Personally, I think it was the name. lol!

I have decided to kick things off on the last day of March. Instead of "Manic Monday", I am calling my blog giveaway day "Monday's Fun Day".

So here we go!

The first Whoopsie Daisy blog candy is:


What you have to do is take a look at how many comments have been posted so far because you will (theoretically) be the next number. Be sure to type that number in first before typing in anything else in the comment box so that you don't forget! Then post what your favorite technique is or one that you just learned this past weekend that you would like to share. I love to rock-n-roll!

I will use a number generator or a number picker (one of my boys) and post a winner on Thursday morning along with a new name to replace "Scrapbook Thursday".

What?! Just one stamp set as a giveaway? I wouldn't do that to you. lol! My blog candy has a special twist. You get little extra treats with the stamp set. You just have to wait and see what else you get! lol!

Have a fun day!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Belated Bella Birthday Wishes!

Carolina's birthday was last weekend. It took us girls awhile to get together, but we managed to find a day to surprise her with a cake and a few presents.

Here's the cake.


Long story short, the person taking the order at the bakery stapled my carefully colored image to the receipt (gasp!). I ended up having to carefully trim around the staple marks, thus resulting in odd shaped borders all around the image on the cake. I know. It looks like I just cut and pasted the image directly onto the cake! lol! But the image was scanned onto edible paper. Ah well. The cake was yummy. :) It was one of Aki Bakery's Guava Delight cakes.

Happy belated birthday, Carolina.
Here's to many more, my dear friend.

love and hugs,

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Then there was the PUNCHY Waterfall Card...

My dear friend, Stephanie, challenged me to come up with a Waterfall Card, using the Stampin' Up! 1-1/4" Square Punch and the 1-3/8" Square Punch. Well, Steph, here it is!

Blue card stock: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (folded base: 5-1/2' x 4-1/4")
Barely Banana card stock: 5/8" x 4-1/4" (for the anchor)
Barely Banana card stock: 1-3/8" x 6" - scored at 1-1/4", 1-3/4", 2-1/4", 2-3/4"


Supplies used for this card:

1-1/4" Square Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp set: Tart & Tangy, One Smart Cookie (not shown)


Ink for apple and cherry: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip

I stamped the stem of the cherry in Wild Wasabi and wiped the ink off the fruit and then added the Real Red with my Stampin' Write marker. I colored in the inside of the apple first with my Apricot Appeal Stampin' Write marker and then went around the skin of the apple with my Real Red Stampin' Write marker. Then I carefully stamped the leaf on the Wild Wasabi ink pad and wiped the excess ink off the stem. Finally I colored in the stem with my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker.


Ink used for orange: Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie

I stamped the orange in Only Orange. Then I went around the rind of the orange with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write marker.


Ink used for strawberry: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Rose Red

I stamped the strawberry once in Wild Wasabi and cut out the top and set it aside. Then I stamped it this time in Regal Rose and rocked it in Rose Red for highlights. I glued the top on with my 2-way glue pen.






Here's yesterday's Punny Waterfall Card. A link to my Waterfall Card Tutorial can be found in there.

One of my best friends and awesome downline, Amy, made this very sweet onesie:

Isn't it just darling?
Here's the link to Lauren Meader's fantastic Onesie Tutorial.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Punny Waterfall card

I made this Happy Bird-day waterfall card for a special little girl who I have known since she and Ken were just months old. Her mother, Anna, and I met at a local hospital group for new moms back in 2003 and became good friends. She moved to Reno and we have managed to stay in touch over the years. Although we see each other several times throughout the year, I wish we lived closer, seeing how she has two girls who are just weeks younger than each of my two boys and we all get along so well. Anyways, this one is for Emily M.

Ink used for image: Going Gray, Bordering Blue, Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow

Ink used for image: Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Pixie Pink

Ink used for image: Going Gray, Barely Banana

Ink used for image: Going Gray, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip


Waterfall Cards Tutorial

Cardstock: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Going Gray, Regal Rose, Bordering Blue, Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow, Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip
Eyelets: Soft Subtles II - Lavender Lace
Brad: Soft Subtles - Pretty in Pink (to hold down the ribbon)
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain
Jumbo Wheel: Whimsy
Other supplies used: Crop-A-Dile (for eyelets), 1/16" hole punch (for brad, Aqua Painter

I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend, Emily!

Anna... this is for you!
Through the years, my dear friend...

Ever the inquisitive child!

Baby's got blue eyes like a deep blue sea...

Do you remember just how big Ken was? lol!

Tried to get away again, I see!

Now here's the plan...

Two years old (May 2005)

Three years old (August 2006)

Four a half years old (October 2007) - Some things don't change!

So grown up!

I can not wait to see you in May!


There was a leprechaun in my home!

I had to go back and retrieve these photos from my camera to share with you a certain leprechaun that I found causing all sorts of trouble in my home on St. Patrick's Day (yes, I do realize it was a week ago). LOL! I have quite a bit of catching up to do.

The Dizzy Funland that took me at least an hour to put together the night before was found in pieces all over the kitchen floor.


The leprechaun got to my craft table!


I finally cornered him in the family room when he was trying to dismantle the Shake and Go tracks.


Here is the leprechaun who will grant me my wish!


This reminded me of a precious Leprechaun poem I used to use in my classroom...
Here's a wee present for you
Full of luck and wishes
Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day
With these Leprechaun Kisses!

My wee little Keiji had lots of little leprechaun kisses for me that day. :)

Thank you for letting me share this with you.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A baby on the way!

My husband's sister (Kari) and her husband (Shawn) are expecting their first baby August 20th! A baby girl! I am just so happy and excited for them! I wanted to wait until everyone knew what they were having before posting the big announcement here. I guess you never know who reads this stuff. lol! Anyways, CONGRATULATIONS!

In honor of Kari's baby shower, I wanted do something special for Kari, so I found this Onesie Card Tutorial by Lauren Meader and made this onesie baby shower invitation:


with all my love,
Aunt Jane

Friday, March 14, 2008

Cards for Emily

My neighbor, up the street, had to send his 6 yr old Emily to Lucile Packard Hospital at Stanford over the weekend for testing due to complications with her breathing. It turns out that Emily had a collapsed lung and the CAT scan showed a mass around the size of a apple in her medial stinal cavity. The final news was that Emily has T Cell Lymphoma. On March 12th, Emily started her two years of chemotherapy. She's so young, but that's a good thing in her case. With her age and the type of cancer, the odds for remission is good. It still hurts so to hear of the news. She is such a ray of sunshine!

Will you help me brighten up her hospital room by sending her a card or two? Emily would love getting happy mail from all over and her parents would appreciate it so very much. It doesn't have to be hand made! If you read my blog and you are not a stamper, please feel free to pick up a card and send it off to Emily. It's still happy mail to this precious little girl. Emily likes pink, purple, blue, and she likes cats and dogs.

UPDATE: Good news! Emily is coming home from the hospital just in time for St. Patrick's Day! She just might catch a Leprechaun or two in that Leprechaun trap of hers!
Please email me if you would like her home address. I am sure your cards will be much appreciated. We all love happy mail!

If anything, please send up prayers and happy thoughts to the Pepper family and Emily.

love and hugs!

** Update **
Tracy and Chris have created a blog for Emily.
Please take a moment to send her some hugs.
Updates on Emily

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday, Ken!

My boy is 5! FIVE!! I can hardly believe it.

Five years ago I held my first born in my arms. Today, I can hardly hold him because he is so big! lol!

Here's a trip down memory lane.


First Birthday Invitation:

First Birthday Cakes:

First Birthday Cake Picture:

Second Birthday Pull-Apart Cupcakes:

Second Birthday Bowling Cake:

Future Bowler:

Third Birthday Bowling Cake:

He got his bowling birthday party!

Happy 4th Birthday!

Ken's 5th Birthday Cake:

I can't believe he's FIVE!

Happy birthday, bug! I love you!