Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Fun

I was looking for inspiration and decided to combine 2 splitcoast stamper challenges into 1 card.

This card uses 3 of our new colors. Pear Pizzaz and Concord Crush are 2 new In Colors and Daffodil Delight is a new core color in the Brights Collection. I used the citrus stamp from the Tart & Tangy stamp set. When I saw this color combo I immediately thought of lemonade. Doesn't it make you want to pour a big glass and sit by the pool?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hello Baby!

Here is the card I did for the stamping 411 sketch.

I really liked the color scheme that was used with this stamp set on page 96 of the 2010-2011 Idea book & Catalog. The Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake work really well together. The buttons are from the Sizzlits Die Buttons #5. I used a trick from a rival company consultant for the button ties. I just used thin strips of cardstock! Thank you Janice. My 3 year old helped me with this card. He stamped a few of the images and helped with the punching. He was very disappointed that we didn't have time to finish it before bedtime. I had to tell him that I would show him in the morning when he woke up.

Christmas in July

I saw this project on a Stampin' Up publication and knew I had to CASE it. I used a 6" styrofoam cone and pinned 3/4" circles to it with sequin pins. The colors I used are Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, and Early Espresso. I wheeled the Cornelli Lace Jumbo Wheel with VersaMark on the cardstock before I punched out all the circles. The topper is from the Perfect Punches stamp set.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Holidays

Yesterday was MojoMonday again. Here is my card.

I used Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Real Red cardstock. The patterned paper is from the Newsprint Designer Series Paper pack. I used the Tree Trimming and Four the Holidays stampsets with Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive ink. The ribbon is 5/8" satin Very Vanilla. The borders were done with the Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner punches.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hello Again

I joined and decided to do one of their sketch challenges to help me design my swap card for my demonstrator meeting this Friday.


Stamp Set: Hello Again

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight

Ribbon: 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin

Punches: Curly Label, Circle from Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

My Digital Studio

Hi everyone! I finally had a chance to play with my new computer. I installed Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio and decided to work on my blog header. I had a lot of fun playing around. As I get better with the software, I'll change up my header. I love that the My Digital Studio still has the colors that just retired! If I'm missing my Close To Cocoa or Ruby Red, I can just create something in My Digital Studio.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday Thanks

I now have a 7-year-old in the house! Alex picked out the colors for his Thank you notes and he ran the Big Shot and textured the Tangerine Tango cardstock. I added crystal effects to the icing for a touch of bling. With boys in the house, I don't have glitter around. : )

Friday, July 23, 2010

Great Inspiration!

I was surfing and found this great website to use for inspiration:

Here is this week's sketch:

I used a pair of my favorite shorts for the colors. Here's my interpretation.
I used Marina Mist for the card base, Whisper White cardstock and ribbon, Basic Gray for the rectangle, Wild Wasabi for the square mats, and the Designer Series Paper is Pear Pizzaz from the Greenhouse Gala pack. I used the Textured Impressions Vintage Wallpaper Folder to add interest. I brought out my Dreams du Jour stamp set. I'd forgotten how much I like this set. You will probably be seeing more of it!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sorry I haven't posted! This week is VBS @ church and I am helping with the games. Needless-to-say, I have been pretty tuckered out when I get home. Never fear, I am at my desk right now working on more projects to post.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Because I Care (again)

I used the Because I Care and Solid Stripes stamp sets for this card. I like the simplicity of the stamped image without coloring it like I did on the other card I posted. That's my way of saying I was lazy and didn't want to color it in! : ) I used my new Color Coach to help me choose this combo. The card base and the mat are Marina Mist. The squares are Perfect Plum inked with VersaMark (my Perfect Plum ink pad hadn't arrived yet). I used Basic Black to help everything POP. I remember one of the Designers on Trading Spaces said every room needs a punch of black. The tag I used is from the Sizzix Lots of Tags 4 pack. I really like this new ribbon too. It is 1/8 in Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black. You can find it in the new catalog in several different colors.

Open House

Date: July 10th
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: St. Michael's Church 3800 Popplewell, Richland Hills 76118

We'll be in the fellowship hall which is behind the church. Be sure to leave enough time for the make-n-take project and to shop our retired stamps and accessories sales.

This is a great opportunity to see some of the new products and the New Color Renovation!! My Stampin'Up! team will be there to help you with anything you need. It will be a fun time!!

Please RSVP to me so I can have a door prize ready for you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Home Again, Home Again Jiggety jig

Hi everyone!

We are back from vacation and things are hopping. I'm working this week and VBS is next week. Don't worry, I'll keep posting cards. I just need to find a little more time to make more. : )

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday USA!

My friend found the instructions for this wreath in her Family Fun magazine. I used 4 sheets each of Whisper White, Real Red, and Pacific Point cardstock cut to 4"X5". The red and blue stars are punched with Stampin' Up!'s punches, while the white stars are cie cut with Sizzix Originals Star #2 die. I'm considering designing wreaths for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you're interested, let me know.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Patriotic Pops

This card just says SUMMER to me. I used Confetti White cardstock for the base. The popsicles are rectangles of Real Red, Confetti White, and Pacific Point with the top corners rounded. I stamped the Woodgrain stamp in Chocolate Chip ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. Then I punched it out with the word window punch. The popsicles are layered on Bashful Blue cardstock inked with the Dotted Jumbo Wheel.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Here!

It is FINALLY HERE! Stampin' Up!'s new Idea Book & Catalog 2010-2011. I promise you will say oooh and ahh. We have so many cool new things. Contact me today to find out how you can get one for yourself to ooh and ahh over.