Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Easter

Hi! Here is a card that I created for a local swap. I haven't received my swaps back yet, but I will be sure to share them with you when I receive them. Can't wait to see everybody's creations!!! This card uses the same layout as the previous card. Just changed the colors and sentiment. Such an easy card to replicate! Don't you just love that pink satin ribbon?!!!!!
Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Ballet Blue
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints DSP
Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder with Big Shot, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Love You Much

Hi! I was preparing some swaps for a local demonstrator swap this week, and I created this card initially to see if this layout would work for what I had in mind. And it did!!! My swap has an Easter theme though. It turned out pretty cute! I'll show you my swap card this weekend!! The inspiration for my card came from this card on Sherri's blog.
Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Sending Love Specialty DSP
Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder with Big Shot

I absolutely love the Polka Dots Impressions Folder, don't you? If you have the Big Shot, it's a must-have!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Simple "from the heart"

Hi!! Hope you have had a great start to your week!! I have a card to share with you today! I was inspired to make this card when I saw the cover of my February Stampin' Success (for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators only). Stampin' Up! uses the Sending Love Notes that are in the Occasions Mini Catalog, but I didn't have any. (I will be sure to order some on my next order though!!!) I used my Note Cards that are in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog on page 168. The card measures 5"x3-1/2". These Note Cards come in a package of 20 scored Whisper White cards and 20 envelopes, all for $5.95. What a deal! And these are the perfect size when you are making a clean and simple card and don't want too much "white" space.

Don't forget...if you order the I {Heart} Heart stamp set, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from each set to help the victims of the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti.

Stamps: I {heart} Hearts, Holidays & Wishes (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Paper: Whisper White Note Cards, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Bold Bright Buttons, Linen Thread

Tip: I stamped "off" on the Real Red heart, so that it would kind of "blend" with the other colors, and not be so bright. And I wanted a little more contrast in front of the Real Red cardstock.

Have a great day!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Hi! Here is a card using the same layout as yesterday! You can create so many different cards using this layout!!! Give it a try! And it's a great way to use up some of that DSP scraps!!! :)

Stamps: Wow Flowers
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1", 1-1/4", & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Paper Piercing Tools, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Love you Much...

Hi! I've seen several cards using this same layout and I wanted to create one for myself. I wish this picture would show the "sparkle" in the Designer Paper. This paper is the Specialty Designer Series Paper called Sending Love. You will find it in the Occasion Mini Catalog. It's so pretty!!! I punched out (4) 1-1/4" squares and adhered them side by side...sparkle side up!! :)

Stamps: Well Scripted, I {Heart} Hearts, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Specialty DSP
Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, Rhinestone Brads, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tools

I {Heart} Hearts is a stamp set that Stampin' Up! has selected to help provide some relief for those who are affected by the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th. From now until the end of February, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sales of each stamp set sold, to the American Red Cross' Haiti and Relief Development Fund. In addition to donating portions of the proceeds of this particular stamp set, Stampin' Up! is providing 5000 hygiene kits to those who have been affected by this devastating earthquake. What a great company!!!!!!! Contact me if you would like to order I {Heart} Hearts and give a little help to those whose lives have been turned upside down by this tragedy. A little from a lot of people will make a BIG difference.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great weekend so far!!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Simply Said...

Hi! I played around in my stamp area last night after I got home from my volleyball night with the ladies!! I love my Thursday nights!!! We go to dinner after our game every week no matter how late our game is, and we always have a great time. It's a great group of friends!!

Anyway, here is one of the cards. There are 2 more cards that I will share with you this weekend!!! :)

Stamps: Simply Said
Ink: Jet Black Staz On
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink & So Saffron Markers, Dimensionals

I have been wanting to pull out this stamp set for a long time, so it was good to get it off my mind! :) I really like how this card turned out. I hope you do too!!! And don't you just love the Scallop Trim Border on the left?!!! It can be yours FREE with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order!! Contact me today to get yours!!

Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

From my heart...

Hi! There is a sketch in our February issue of Stampin' Success (monthly publication for Stampin' Up!'s wonderful!!). So I decided to play along and create something very similar shown in this publication. If you don't like to cut your images out, this card is not for you!!! :)
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired)
Accessories: Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Chit Chat Rub-Ons, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fancy Favor Boxes

Hi! Here are the cute little boxes that we created at my stamp club this past weekend. Aren't they cute? I used the Favor Favor Box Die with my Big Shot. The ruffle top was created with 2 strips of 1-1/4" x 12" Designer Series Paper. There is a great video tutorial on Kimberly's blog showing how to create this ruffle. So cute!!
Supplies (above):
Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Trio Flower Punch, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

This would make a cute little Easter box too!!!
Supplies (above):
Stamps: Curvy Verses
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Paper: Kraft, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Box Die, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Enjoy your day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Snowman Treats!!

Hi! I wanted to share with you something that I gave to each of my stamp club friends this past Friday at stamp club. A few weeks ago, I saw these cute little snowmen on Nancy's blog. Each Sunday, Nancy posts a selection of her favorite Stampin' Up cards and projects. Well, this little cutie made it to her favorites, and I thought it would be a perfect project to make for my stamp club friends. You can click here to see the blog where Nancy selected one of her favorites.

Aren't these just adorable??? I actually drew the face and buttons on each circle with Stampin' Write Markers. If you have the stamp set, Cold Play, it would work perfectly for this project!! I definitely plan on making more of these next winter!! Better yet, I'm going to make some with a Valentine's theme. Wouldn't that be cute? A Peppermint Patty is sandwiched between 2 Scallop Circles. Each little sandwich is slid into a pretzel bag to assemble into a snowman. You can find the little bags in the cake decorating aisle in your local craft store. I cut about an inch off the top of each bag, then tied a bow.
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Bashful Blue, Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon
Hope this project puts a smile on your face!!!!
Have a great day!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Make a Wish!

Hi! Here is the 3rd card that we stamped at my Day-Time Stampin' Class this week.

Stamps: Bitty Birthday, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Reinker for coloring: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Real Red
Paper: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Real Red, Watercolor Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Striped Ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Blender Pens, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Butterfly Birthday!

Hi! I'm back today with another card that we will be stamping in my class and club this week. I was browsing through some archive posts on various blogs and I came across this card (it's the 3rd card in her post) by Nichole. You will see where I was inspired!

Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, White Brads, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 11, 2010

It's good to be back!

Hi! I hope you all had a great Holiday season! Happy New Year!

It felt so good to get back to stamping!!! I've made a couple of cards to share with you this week. My Day-Time Stampin' Class is meeting on Tuesday morning, and my Stamp Club will be on Friday. I'm looking forward to seeing all my stampin' friends again!

Here is a card that we will be stamping this week. The sentiment is from a NEW stamp set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog! I love it!! And I ordered it with the new CLEAR stamps!!! Again, I love it!!! They are really easy to assemble and you get the same quality stamped images with the same quality rubber that Stampin' Up! is known for!!!!

Stamps: Well-Scripted
Ink: Ballet Blue
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints DSP (in the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, Silver Brads, White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals

I give credit to this card on ARTfelt Impressions blog for the inspiration to create my card.

It's good to be back! Please visit again!