Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Here is a card I just love ~ I have to admit that I cased it from a very talented demonstrator named Mary Fish ~ she's also featured in this month's Stampin' Success for all you demonstrators out there! This card has so many layers on it ~ but what a great idea to use this set from the Mini. Lots of stuff going on...you use the Circle Scissor to cut a circle out of Whisper White card stock, then punch a top and bottom using the Word Window punch. You layer your fish into the fishbowl, then attach a Window Sheet onto the back of that top fishbowl layer to make it look like glass! How fun...
Supplies: Stamps: Just Cruisin' By, Polka Dot (background) Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss Ink: Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Pacific Point ribbon, Circle Scissor, Word Window punch, 1" Circle punch, Large Oval punch, transparency sheet, 1/2" Circle punch, Pop-up Glue Dots, Mini Glue Dots
This next card is a Z-fold card using the set And Many Mower. This was the first time I had made a z-fold card...it is SOOO EASY!!! You basically cut a piece of card stock 11 X 4-1/4, then you fold it in half like you would to make a regular sized card, but then you take the front of the card and fold it back in half to meet the original crease. Add a square for your design to overlap the inside of the card and you're finished!! Go try one today...I promise you'll love it!! Plus it's an easy way to showcase some Designer Series Paper. I colored my image on the front using our In Color ink pads and a Blender Pen...but, did you hear, Stampin' Up! is now offering our In Colors in a package of markers!!! Woo Hoo!! Now it is even easier to color images and stamps with the oh-so-popular In Colors!!
Stamps: And Many Mower
Paper: Urban Oasis DSP, Kraft, Naturals White, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Accessories: NONE (I can't believe I made a card without ribbon! ;D)
Come back soon!! I'm going to be showing some great ideas using NEW PRODUCT that's available starting tomorrow!!
Thanks for stopping by...
Supplies: Stamps: To You & Yours (on the dormant list...it is retiring!), See You Around (wheel is retiring) Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Kraft Taffeta ribbon
Stamps: Life's a Breeze, Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Rainbow Sherbet DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Green Galore, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Small Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Silver Brads
The last chance lists have been announced by Stampin' Up!~
For the last chance stamp sets click HERE...Stamps on this list are available until June 30th. Contact me to order the ones you want TODAY!!
For the last chance accessories, click HERE to download my Excel file (yes...I just figured out how to attach a file in Blogger so I don't have to have this long list attached to my blog! :D). These accessories are only available "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST" ~ some of the items are available for up to 50% off!! Contact me today to order the items you want while they're still available.
For the last chance Definitely Decorative list click HERE...Almost all of these items are available until June 30th. The only item that's available "WHILE SUPPLIES LAST" is the Designer Delight (stencil) found on page 23 of the current Decor Elements brochure.
Please let me know if you have any questions!!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Hope you like them!
Stamps: Blooming with Love, Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Washington Apple DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon or Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I thought this had such a nice masculine look to it! This is the set Wonderful You. I paired it up with the Urban Oasis DSP (also retiring!!). For the solid image leaf stamp, I inked it with Close to Cocoa, stamped off, then stamped on my paper to give it a shading closer to the Kraft card stock in the base of the card. Several of the ladies in the class made this into a Father's Day card. Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by...
Stamps: Wonderful You
Paper: Urban Oasis DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Brown
Accessories: Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, Small Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Vintage Brads (black)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This card uses the set Stitched Exotics along with the retiring Raspberry Tart paper. This is just a basic stamped card ~ left blank to use for any occasion. The main flower image is stamped on a scrap piece of paper and cut out...add a Rhinestone Brad for some bling!! Just use a paper piercer (there is one available in the new catalog coming out on July 1st ~ you no longer have to purchase the entire Crafter's Tool Kit to get a Paper Piercer!!) and mat to punch a circle wherever you want a brad ~ you don't have to be able to reach it with a punch. The swirl image in the background is stamped using the same stamp twice...you just stamp it one way, then flip the stamp over and stamp it the other ~ swirls are great for stamping twice like that!! Finish it off with the scrumptious Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon that is also retiring.
Hope you like it!! See you again soon...
Stamps: Stitched Exotics
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon, Circle Ice Rhinestone brads (green), Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thanks for stopping in!!
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Real Red 1/2" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Designer Label punch, 1" Circle punch
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The circle was punched using the 1-1/4 Circle punch after the image was stamped in Pacific Point on Whisper White...it creates a "reverse" image with this solid stamp ~ I had several ladies that wanted to know where the "blue paper" was to stamp the image on...not realizing that it's actually "blue ink" on Whisper White card stock. And, this image is actually a square stamp. Don't forget to think outside that box...just because the image is square doesn't mean you can't make it a circle! And don't you just love our clips ~ so cute!!
Stamps: Say It with Scallops, It's Beautiful (jumbo wheel)
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Scallop Edge punch, Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Clips Assortment (1/" small library clip), Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Hope you like it!!
Stamps: Wild About You
Paper: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Accessories: Slit punch, Hemp Twine (natural), Scallop Circle punch
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Yes...Stampin' Up! is now on YouTube.
I just wanted to let you know that I've created a link in my sidebar to the Stampin' Up! YouTube Channel. There are free videos that Stampin' Up! is sharing to teach you more about our company and our products. There are some great ideas on these videos as well. If you'd like, you can subscribe to their channel and whenever a new video gets posted, it notifies you. All you have to do is click on the subscribe button and create a username and password ~ it's all FREE!! So check them out today...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
If you would like a copy of this tutorial, please click here and download your FREE copy today!! Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how you like my first tutorial!! Thanks...
Glad you stopped by...
Stamps: Good Friend
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Naturals White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Anyway, here's a baby card I made for my husband's cousin who is expecting her first child in August. I just love the Texturz Dies ~ they add so much to a simple card. Plus...I got to use pink since she's having a girl ~ no pink things around here with 2 boys and a husband! ;D Sorry for the backdrop for the photo ~ I took a picture on the way to the shower laying the card on the console of the truck...it was one of those last minute cards ~ easy to come up with if you stamp!! Hope you like it!
Stamps: Beautiful Baby (those single stamps in the back of the catalog!), Nursery Necessities
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates, SU! Lots of Tags Sizzlet die, Metallic Eyelets, Crop-a-dile (love this for setting eyelets...if you've never tried it, you're missing out!!!), Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Word Window punch
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I have a club order that I'm waiting on the hostess to pick out her benefits ~ once that's done and I push "SEND" it's official!!! I have earned the Southern Caribbean Incentive Trip with Stampin' Up!! I figured last year was just an accident (especially with double points), but to do it a 2nd year in a row, I'm really excited and proud!! Thank you to my customers and downline that have supported me this year ~ you all are the greatest!! I promise once I get back from out of town this weekend, I will get some projects posted. Thank you for your patience....
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Baja Breeze (textured)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge punch
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
(ETA: The date has been changed for this class ~ it will now be offered on Monday, June 29th at 6:00 pm!! Contact me today to reserve your spot.)
Do you like what you see? Do you want to learn the different ways to use these stencils? Well, you'll be happy to know that I'm offering these two projects, plus a card at a Stamp Camp on June 27th from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon at my house. Cost of the class is $35 ~ included in the price of this class are the 3 projects, plus you get to keep the Kind Thoughts Flourish Stencil, a package of Sponge Daubers, and the On Board Art Journal ~ that's more than $30 worth of products! Contact me today to reserve your spot (Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 12th so that I can order your Stencil, Sponge Daubers, and Art Journal.)...
Let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy!
Stamps: Fundamental Phrases, Great Friend
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Classic & Craft, marker), Old Olive (Classic & Craft), Ruby Red (Classic & Craft), Creamy Caramel (Classic & Craft)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Antique Brass, Jumbo Eyelet, Linen Thread, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Wide Oval punch, Small Oval punch, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Lots of Tags die, Color Spritzer, Kind Thoughts Flourish Stencil, stencil paste
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is called a Flip-Flop Card. It's so hard to tell exactly how this card works without seeing it in real life. In the top photo you see the front...just imagine the card laying flat. Then you just pull on each side and the middle of the card "flip flops" to the other side (shown in the 2nd photo). I just love the Sweet Always paper!! I will miss it when it's gone. Everything I use it on is just so stinkin' cute!! It really makes a project with it's color combination.
Glad you stopped by...
Stamps: Oval All (Occasions Mini), Absolutely Fabulous
Card Stock: Sweet Always DSP, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Double Rectangle punch, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Flower Fusion Too (Chocolate Chip), 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads (Whisper White)
Monday, June 1, 2009
My downline Katy had done a wedding card that I thought was really pretty and simple, so I thought I would use her card as inspiration and make one of my own.
You can see her card HERE.
And here is my version...
I just love the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die!! It makes such a beautiful image with very little effort. I used the Shimmery White Card Stock for the card base ~ just enough shimmer to make it special. I only ran the front half of the card through the Big Shot using the Embossing Textured Impressons Die. After I embossed the flower image, I cut around the outside edge and layered the Basic Gray card stock behind it to make it POP. Hope you like it!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Shimmery White, Basic Gray
Accessories: Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Key Tag punch, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, Horizontal Slot punch