Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pretty texture to DSP!

Hi!!  Here is a card that we stamped at my Friday night stamp club and my Tuesday morning class this month.  I love the texture on this card!  I adhered the 3 DSP (Designer Series Paper) pieces on the Garden Green cardstock with Stampin' Up's glue sticks because you want the entire DSP to adhere to the cardstock when you run it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.  Otherwise you might get an edge or corner that wants to turn up or something after you add the texture with the embossing folder, and that wouldn't look very pretty!  :)
Stamps: Four Frames (available on July 1st), Teeny Tiny Wishes, Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Naturals Ivory, Woodland Walk DSP
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue Sticks

Enjoy your day!!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daffodil Delight!!!

Hi!  Daffodil Delight is really growing on me!!  As first, I wasn't so sure about it, but now I'm beginning to like it!!  I've gone through 2 packs of Daffodil Delight cardstock in the last month!!  This card has been one popular card this month.  I created about 30 of these to bring with me this past weekend for swapping at a Demonstrator get-together.  Then I made 14 more to swap with the girls at my stamp club.  And this is one of the cards that we stamped at my Tuesday morning class this month.  I love the Daffodil Delight with the Black, but you can easily change out the versatile with colors!!!  Check out Joyce Wieler on Stampin' Connection (if you are a Demonstrator), and see her variation of colors!!  That's where I found the inspiration for my card!!

Stamps: Flowers Awash, Occasional Quotes (hostess)
Ink: Basic Black, Daddofil Delight, Certainly Celery
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels

Such a cheery card, don't you think??

Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A pretty card...great for a wedding!

Over the weekend, I attended a fabulous Demonstrator event hosted by Sally, one of my downline!  Mary, another one of downline, was Sally's sidekick, and together they put together an amazing Demonstrator event which included some great Demonstrations, a little business talk, some fabulous make & takes, and a delicious lunch!!!  Many thanks to Sally & Mary!

At this event, there were several of us who brought some displays which showcased some great ideas.  My card today is one that was displayed by my stampin' friend and sideline (we have the same upline), Sarah.  I changed the card a bit by turning the embossing folder, adding pearls, and using a different sentiment.  I really like how it turned out!!  This is going to make a very pretty wedding card for someone special!!  Thanks Sarah for the inspiration!!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Crumb Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pearl Jewels

So pretty!!!

Enjoy your day!!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Come Sail Away!

Hi!  I'm here today to share with you a card that we stamped at my monthly stamp club and my Tuesday morning class for May.  I hosted a swap last month for the Summer Mini Catalog, and I received a great card idea from Linda Grames.  You can see Linda's card in THIS post.

The first card shown below is one that we stamped at my stamp club. Love the colors!!  Nevermind the retired ribbon!  I did not have the striped ribbon that Linda used on her card, so I pulled out a full roll of retired ribbon, that worked perfectly for this card!!!

Stamps: Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Markers: Pumpkin Pie & Marina Mist
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Ok, so I have my Tuesday morning stampin' class the Tuesday after my Friday night stamp club.  I wanted to use this same card that we stamped at stamp club, but wanted to change the colors.  I have a very nice stampin' friend who is in my stamp club and also comes stamp with me on Tuesday morning.  So I thought if I changed the colors, it would be a little different from the card that she stamped at stamp club.  I like how it turned out!!  Take a look...

This is version #1

And here's version #2
Stamps: Sail Away, A Little Birthday Cheer (retired)
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

Don't you just love Stampin' Up's Baker's Twine?  Love it!!

So will you come sail away with me!!!  You know that song by Styx???  Come sail away, come sail away, come and sail away with me, ooohh!!  I have been singing it all day!!!  Can't get it out of my head!!

Take care and have a great day!!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Hi!  Along with Mother's Day this past weekend, we celebrated my niece's 10th birthday!!  For her gift, I found a cute turquoise top and khaki shorts, then I found some flip flops with the colors turquoise and purple to match!!  Then as I was walking around the store, I found the perfect gift bag to coordinate with her outfit and flip-flops!  So I knew I had to go home and create the perfect card to coordinate as well!!  I had to pull out some retired colors...Lovely Lilac and Green Galore, and I think it turned out so cute!!!  I wish I would have taken a picture of the bag, but it didn't happen!!  Anyway, here is the card...

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, All Holidays
Ink: Basic Black, Markers - Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, and Green Galore
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Die, Big Shot, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

I love this next picture of the birthday girl and RJ eyeing that cake!!  RJ loves cake!!
Happy Birthday Sarah!!
Enjoy your day!!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day!

Hi!!  Did you have a nice Mother's Day??  We had a great Mother's Day here!!!  And we had beautiful weather too...icing on the cake!!  Here is the Mother's Day card that I created for my mom.  I was inspired by Heidi's card shown HERE.  I changed it up just a bit.   I added the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, used Pearls instead of Rhinestones, and used a different pattern of DSP.

Thanks Sally for letting me use your stamp set!!  ;)

inside of card...
Stamps: Bold Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Paper: Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, In-Color Patterns Pack DSP
Accessories: Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Blushing Bride Poly-twill ribbon, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals

Here is one of my favorites pictures of me and my little boy on Mother's Day!  He is such a joy to have in my life!  I am so grateful that I am his Mom!

And here is my Mom with her Mother's Day card!  Thanks Mom for all that you do!!!  We all had a great day celebrating the moms in our family!!!

Have a great week!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Swaps - Day 6

Hi!  Happy Saturday to you!!  I hope you have enjoyed all of the swaps that I have received, all featuring products from the new Summer Mini Catalog!  The last 5 days were full of inspiration, wouldn't you agree???  I have already used a few of these swap cards for inspiration in creating my own cards.  Here are the last of the Summer Mini Catalog Swaps...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!  And to all the moms out there... Happy Mother's Day!!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Swap - Day 5

Hi!  Day 5 of swaps!!  Hope you are enjoying these wonderful creations!!  Here are some more...

Below...created by Pam.  Check out her BLOG!! 

Enjoy your weekend!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Swaps - Day 4

Hi!!  Check out these beauties!!!  All created by demonstrators in our local Demonstrator Group for the Summer Mini Catalog Swap that I hosted last month!!  Enjoy!

I love this sailboat!!  I'm SOOO glad I preordered it!!

(Below) created by Linda.  Check out her blog HERE!!

Two more days of swaps!!!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Swaps - Day 3

Hi!  Today's swap cards feature Summer Splash and Summer Fun from the new Summer Mini Catalog.  Very cute stamp sets!!!  Great for cards and your scrapbooks!!

Sunny Fun
123040 (W)   $19.95
123042 (C)   $14.95
Summer Splash
123035 (W)   $22.95
123037 (C)   $16.95
 Hope you are enjoying some Summer Mini Catalog inspiration!!  We are only half way through.  More to come tomorrow!!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Swaps - Day 2

Beyond the Garden DSP
122342   $10.95

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
122465   $23.95

 Fabulous Florets
123025 (W)   $23.95
123027 (C)   $17.95

Flower Garden Embossing Folder
123113   $7.95

Happy Greetings
123311 (W)   $18.95
123313 (C)   $14.95

Pretty Postage
123095 (W)   $11.95
123097 (C)   $8.95
More to come!!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Swaps - Day 1

Hi!!!  The Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog is in full swing!!!  I hosted a Summer Mini Catalog swap with our local Demonstrator group at the end of April.  And I'm here to share with you their creative cards using products from the Summer Mini Catalog!!  I have 30 swaps to share with you, so I will be sharing 5 with you each day this week!!  So hold onto your're in for a fun ride!!

Today's cards feature the "Land of the Free" stamp set and "Flower Fest stamp set.


123100 (W)  $8.95

122278 (W)  $27.95
122280 (C)   $19.95

Ok, 25 more to go!!!  Come back tomorrow!!