Thursday, June 18, 2009

Funky Circle Circus

I can't believe that I haven't had time to post anything about SU!'s new catalog!!!! I preordered just about EVERYTHING that they would allow us demo's to order in advance. I LOVE the new In Colors, LOVE the new stamp sets, LOVE the new catalog!! It will be available for all to see on July's a beauty! I'm happy that SU! decided to go back to only 1 major catalog a year because it was SO HARD for me to memorize everything that was in it and then have it all change so quickly. PLUS, I just love the mini-catalogs and there will be more of those!

This card was made with the new stamp sets 'Circle Circus' and 'Teeny Tiny Wishes' which are both so fun! I love that the Teeny Tiny wishes fits in both the Word Window Punch, and the Modern Label Punch (new) AND the word window layers inside of the Modern Label. How fun is that? All of the colors used are new IN Colors, and the ribbon is the fabulous NEW Polka Dot Grosgrain....Lovin' that too!!!

I added a picture with a few samples of the words that are in the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. There are all different fonts, and the words cover almost any occassion that you can think of. There are 24 stamps in the set!!!

Recipe: Stamp sets: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes: Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay; CS: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry; Accessories: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Texturz Plates, black mini brads, scallop edge punch.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Zoofari Birds

I've been designing cards for my Stamp Camp that features ALL retiring stamp sets, and this card made with the Zoofari stamp set is one that we'll be making! This card is made entirely of retiring products (except for the Family Phrases 'happy birthday' stamp). It's such an easy card and I just love that it can be given to just about or child, it would be appreciated by anyone!

Recipe: Stamp Sets: Zoofari, Family Phrases; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper white; Ink: Staz-on Black; Accessories: Kiwi/Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen, DSP Good Morning Sunshine.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oval All.....

One of my Stamp Clubs is putting together what I call a 'Quick Card Box' tonight at our meeting. What we're doing is pre-cutting paper to specific dimensions and filling a Forget-Me-Not Keeper with all of the paper we cut. We'll pre-cut cards, but also Designer Series Paper, netural CS and colored CS that will allow them to put cards together in a snap! This card is one that I made with my Quick Cards Box paper to show them the types of cards they can make, and how quickly they go together. The Oval All Stamp set and Scallop Oval punch really help to complete the box because you can pre-stamp and pre-punch a bunch of ovals and keep them in the box for quick use. Can't wait to meet with all of the girls tonight and make our boxes!! Sorry about the shadows in the picture....with all of the rain we've had lately I am having a hard time getting pictures taken in natural light!
Recipe: Stamp Set: Oval All; Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray; Ink: Basic Gray, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery; Accessories: Tea Party DSP, Oval Scallop Punch, Satin Ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon, Pretties Crystal, Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Blender Pen.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pick a Petal

I saw this color combination in my demonstrator copy of Stampin' Success magazine (one of the perks of being a Demo!) and I just had to try it! I rarely use the Elegant Eggplant, just because I never know what colors to combine it with. When I saw it used with the Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery, it really caught my eye! I used the Pick-A-Petal stamp set, but not in the normal way.....I made my own dotted paper by using a new eraser at the end of a pencil and Certainly Celery ink. Once I had my patterened paper, I flipped it over and used the stamp that is just the outline of a petal and stamped it on the back of my paper. I used this outline to trim out the petal shape. Then I used the retired 'A Perfect Day' rub-on's and made the little flower for the center. This was a very easy card to make and I just love the color combo!

Recipe: Stamp Set: Pick-A-Petal, Absolutely Fabulous; Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White; Ink: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant; Accessories: A Perfect Day Rub-on's, Heart Trio Punch, Fresh Favorites Buttons, Tea Party DSP

Monday, June 8, 2009

Textured Impressions

This is the first chance that I've had to use the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die and it rocks! I just love how it makes a deep impression on the paper and really stands out. I decided to try and use vellum paper in the die, and it worked pretty well, although it almost tore through on some of the raised areas. I think that the vellum cardstock would have worked better, but I'm out! After I ran the die through the Big Shot, I used Baja Breeze and So Saffron ink and sponged it on the back of the vellum before cutting it out. That was it! A sentiment stamp, and a little ribbon, and you're done! Easy Peasy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Simple and sweet

Yesterday's card was quite time consuming because of the techniques that I used, so today I decided to keep it super simple for all of you who have little or no time to spare. This card took all of 5 minutes to make, thanks to SU!'s fabulous DSP. I stamped the flourish from Baroque Motif's using Versamark to make it really subtle. It shows up better is real was hard to photograph! That and the 'birthday wishes' were the only stamping I had to do!

Recipe: Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Garden Greetings; Cardstock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral; Accessories: Button Bouquet, Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon, Raspberry Tart DSP.
Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Rainbow Sherbert

My kids have just recently discovered rainbow sherbert. I used to always eat it as a kid.....and as an adult have discovered that it's not half as bad as you would think....natural ingredients, fruit juices and skim milk. So I've been dishing it up for the kids every other day and have seen the color combo so often that I guess it just stuck in my head. Lo and behold, a card made out of rainbow sherbert colors! This card is totally out of my comfort zone....not my normal 'style' at all. But I've been trying to think out of the box and shake things up a bit. It's kind of fun!

The technique was emboss resist, but I used the baby wipe technique for the wash over the embossed flowers. Then I used White Craft ink on SU! chipboard letters and embossed them too. Then I made the little button do-dad with some inspiration from Michelle Wooderson. Like I said, not my normal style, but sometimes it's fun to do something a little different! Hope you like!

Recipe: Stamp Set: Garden Greetings; Paper: Apricot Appeal, Kiwi Kiss; Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Birds and Blooms Die, Organza ribbon, Linen Thread, Clear embossing powder, chipboard letters, Always Artichoke Journaler, Bella Rose and Tea Party DSP, misc. button from flea market.
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

And many mower........

With Father's Day coming up I had to fill up my stash with a few more cards, so I pulled out my "And Many Mower..." set and threw this card together quickly. Since my FIL and DH are both golfers, I figured that this would work for either one of them. I just love the 'golfball' that I made for the inside with the Happy Father's Day sentiment on it. To make it, first I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White CS and then punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. Next, I used the Big Shot and the Texture Plate with the little dots on it to give it the dimples. I popped it up on dimensionals to give it a more 3D look. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
Recipe: Stamp Set: And Many Mower; Ink: Brown Staz-On, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom: Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White: Accessories: Paper Crimper, Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/16 jumbo brads in Chocolate Chip, Patterns Tangerine Tango DSP, Paper Piercing Tool, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Texture Plates, Big Shot

Happy Stampin'!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009


My SIL called last week to let me know about the passing of her Grandma. I knew her Grandmother very well, as most holidays are spent at my SIL's house, and both sides of the family usually attend. Although not unexpected, the loss is still very hard for both my SIL and her mother. I made a card for each of them with the lovely 'Thoughts and Prayers' stamp set. I tried to keep the cards very simple, with the sentiment as the most important part. My thoughts and prayers go out to my SIL and all of her family in this difficult time. I know that Grandma Canda is with our heavenly Father and with time He will ease the family's pain....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Going, going.....not gone yet!

Two posts in one must be a record of some kind! After posting my scrapbook picture, I contacted my customers with the SU! Last Chance lists, and figured that I would add them to my blog to make life easier for all! Click on the links below for the info that you want to see. Remember, that many of the ACCESSORIES that are retiring are discounted and available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST only!

Click here for the Last Chance Stamp Sets list

Click here for my webpage to see the Last Chance Accessories list

Some of the accessories have SOLD OUT already and the list was just released today! To get in on these deals, order ASAP!

Happy Stampin' and Shoppin'!


A post a day......

I'm a stay-at-home mom. You'd think I'd have plenty of time to post every day, right? Well, I'm gonna try! I can't believe how busy I am each and every day....I rarely ever sit down until about 9pm (all you mom's out there hear me, right?). So in order to do this 'post a day' thing, I've actually scheduled the time in on my calendar! That's right, you heard me.....I scheduled 30 minutes in every day so that I can get the blog posted....I scheduled an hour a day to actually make a project of some kind to post....I scheduled 4 hours a week to try and come up with the ideas for the projects. Let's keep your fingers crossed that I actually keep to the schedule!! I can't wait because I rarely give myself that much time per week to dedicate to my favorite hobby, so I should get a lot done this summer!
My 'Scrap Happy' stamp camp was this past Friday night and we had a ball! Lots of talking and solving the worlds problems, but most of all, plenty of papercrafting!! I was excited to get a phone call from one of my campers asking for another class like it soon! Here's a peek at one of the pages that we made with the beautiful 'Walk in the Park' DSP. The other colors in the page are WHISPER WHITE, BAJA BREEZE, CAMEO CORAL, AND BASIC GRAY. The stamp set that we used for the embellishments was FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLY, and the accessories were BUTTON BOUQUET, WHISPER WHITE TAFETTA RIBBON, SCALLOP CIRCLE PUNCH, 1 1/4 CIRCLE PUNCH, 1 3/8 CIRCLE PUNCH, 1/8 CIRCLE PUNCH, LACE EDGE PUNCH, SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH, BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIE DIE, BIG SHOT.
Now, when I make the scrapbook pages for my camps, I always make them without having any pictures in mind so that they are as generic as possible and can be used in different ways. This way each of my campers can see the page without pictures. Wait until tomorrow's post to see what pictures I found to go on this layout.........