Wednesday, February 27, 2013

With Love - SC425

Saw this Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers and decided to "play".     

I wasn't sure I would like the Tea for Two Designers Series Paper from the Spring Mini when I saw it in the catalog, but things DRASTICALLY changed when I saw the paper in person!!    Hope you like the card I made for the sketch challenge. 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Oh, Hello; Field Flowers
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Island Indigo, and Very Vanilla
Paper:  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Ovals Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Doilies Birthday SSSC178

On a roll with the Sketch Challenges today -- what a WONDERFUL stamping day!! :)    This one comes from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.   Once I saw this sketch the Paper Doilies in the Spring Mini instantly came to mind.    I wanted to keep the card simple and subtle colors, so went with Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze.   Hope you like it! :) 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Bloomin with Kindness and Delicate Doilies
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Paper:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Paper Doilies, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Pearls, Large Pearls

Happy Stamping!

Amazing Birthday PCCCS031

Another card made for the sketch challenge presented by Paper Craft Crew Challenges.   My layout is a little "different" but I think it still works.   

I LOVE the Hearts a Flutter framelits in the Spring Mini.  There are a lot of possible combinations between the hearts and banners in the set.   Think outside the Valentine's Day "box".  :)  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  You're Amazing
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper:  World Spectacular Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, and Early Espresso Bakers Twine

Happy Stamping!

Button Buddies - PCCCS#31

Another great sketch challenge from Paper Craft Crew Challenges blog.   

I FINALLY broke down and bought the Button Buddies stamp set (I have been wanting for months now)!!!    The flower in the stamp set is almost perfect for the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, so I used the punch as my "mask".  The set "calls" for the use of buttons, but decided to use the In Color Dahlias instead and I think it finished the card of nicely.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Button Buddies and Curly Cute
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals
Accessories:  In Color Dahlias, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch and Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Itty Bitties Zoetrope Card

I have been wanting to try this technique since the tutorial was posted on SplitcoastStampers (Zoetrope Technique) a few weeks ago.  

When my two boys came home from school today they HAD to pull the string to see what happens -- LOL!!!    It REALLY spins and is "So Cool".   

 I made this card for my Stamping Club that are meeting this weekend.   I think they will have a lot of fun with it!!  Hope you enjoy the card!   

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Itty Bitties (Spring Mini), Sassy Salutations, Pretty Petites (Sale-a-brations)
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Petite Curly Label (Sale-a-brations), Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Whisper White Bakers Twine, and Shaker Frames. 

Happy Stamping!

Midnight Muse Birthday-CASED

My Hostess for my Stampin Club this weekend saw this card on Splitcoast Stampers (made by girl3boys0; Paper Creations by Mercedes) and wanted to make it.   I made a few changes to the card, but I love the final product. The Ovals are actually lined up, but the picture is angled so you see some of the DSP in the background; sorry!!    

The card really shows off a lot of the wonderful new products that Stampin Up! released in the Spring Mini!!    

I stamped one of the Secret Garden Flowers three (3) times on the Watercolor Paper --  I cut bottom layer out with the coordinating framelit.  The other two were cut by hand and layered with dimensionals.  Finished it off with some Silver Dazzling Details.    Hope this picture below gives it the justice it deserves.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Secret Garden, Wishes Your Way, Vintage Verses
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon, Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits, Stitched Satin Ribbon, Silver Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Snips, Aqua Painter

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All Dressed Up - STB#6

Changed/updated my All Dressed Up card for the Seize the Birthday Sketch Challenge #6.     

This is the card that my February Workshops will be making.   The ladies who made it this past weekend really liked it and hoping my Stamping Ladies this coming weekend will enjoy it just as much! :)

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Wishes Your Way (Spring Mini)
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Paper:  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-brations)
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  All Dressed Up Framelits (Spring Mini), Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (Sale-a-brations), Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pearls, Paper Doilies (Spring Mini)

Happy Stamping!

Summer Afternoon Print Poetry

I just LOVE the new Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stick (#129312) in the Spring Mini.   The paper size is PERFECT for cards and/or Scrapbooking and you can't beat the price of $6.95 for 48 sheets (double-sided).   

Here is a sample for my February workshops.  I have two versions, as I try and give my Stamping Ladies options for their cards.  I used a mask and sponged the grass and sky prior to stamping the sentiment and coloring the images.   The Little Friends image was colored in with our Marvelous Markers and the Summer Afternoon (hostess exclusive) image was colored in with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons with Aqua Painters.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Little Friends, Petite Pairs, and Summer Afternoon (Hostess)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Black Stazon, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi (for sponging)
Accessories:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Marvelous Markers, Aqua Painter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 15, 2013

CASED Butterfly Reverse Masking

Stampin Up! put out a video demonstrating the Reverse Masking technique and I just HAD to make the card.   It is a very simple but Elegant card to make and could be used for any Occasion.    I hope you like it as well.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  En Francais Background
Cardstock:  Whisper White and Real Red
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Owl Builder Punch, Stampin Spritzer, Pool Party Reinker, and  Pearls

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dressy Anniversary - FMS#73

Decided to make a 2nd card for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #73.     Here is an Anniversary card - using the All Dressed Up framelit.   Not sure if you can see it on the photo, but the Dress has Dazzling Details on it.  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Brushed Silver and Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon
Accessories:  Paper Doily Sizzlits L, All Dressed Up Framelit, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Dazzling Details, Pearls, and Delicate Details Lace Tape.

Happy Stamping!

Bloomin' Thank You - FMS#73

Love playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches - Challenge #73 this week.    This layout had a lot of possibilities!! 
This is the 1st time I played with the Jumbo Sticky Rounds (#127852) to make the Ribbon Flower -- was easier than I anticipated!!  I hope that my Stampin Ladies enjoy creating this at our upcoming workshop!!

Stampin Up! Workshop:
Stamps:  Bloomin with Kindness
Cardstock:  Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Glossy White
Paper: Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper and 2012-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Black Stazon, and Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Jumbo Sticky Rounds, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Reinkers (Summer Starfruit & Primrose Petals), Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

All Dressed Up - STB#5

Having a lot of fun playing with the Blog Sketch Challenges.   This one is from Seize the Birthday blog.  

One of my Hostesses asked me to make a project with the All Dressed Up Framelits -- so here is my card!  I hope you all like it! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Wishes Your Way
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Brations)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  All Dressed Up Framelits, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button (Sale-a-brations), Paper Doilies, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Happy Stamping!

Secret Garden - Mojo280

Another Sketch Challenge featured on Mojo Monday blog.    

Love the effect of the clear embossing powder on the Secret Garden Flower.  Really makes the flower "pop" when using a darker colored cardstock.    Hope you enjoy the card! 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Secret Garden and Vintage Verses (Sale-a-brations)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, and Very Vanilla
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Midnight Muse and Gumball Green
Accessories:  Secret Garden Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Large Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Criss Cross Love

Playing with an "oldie but goodies" paper technique -- Criss Cross Card.   

Loved playing with my Heart and Hearts a Flutter Framelits in making the embellishments for the card.  The Red Glimmer Paper really gave the card the "sparkle" I was looking for!!  ENJOY!!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  You are Loved, and Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock:  Real Red, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla
Paper:  More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Red Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Heart Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Corner Punch, and White Organza Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Day Card FMS72

Another Wonderful Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.   Love the Simplicity of the sketch -- so many possibilities for different occasions.  I decided to make a Valentine's Day card for my workshop this weekend.   Hope you like it!   
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  You are Loved
Cardstock:  Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
Paper:  Red Glimmer Paper, Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Real Red
Accessories:  Labels Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamps

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image! 

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.



 Click here to purchase!

Happy Stamping!