Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wedding Congratulations

Good morning everyone!  It's hump day closer to the weekend. 

Todays card is a simple but elegant wedding card I made for one of John's co-workers.  I love the classis black and white and the sparkle of the shimmery white cardstock adds a nice finishing touch to the elegance.

I used my copic markers to color thie image and I'm finally getting the hang of the blending.  It took a while but it's coming along nicely.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Marvelous - Pumpkin Pie Challenge

Hello everyone!  This is my card for the Weekly Color Challenge.  This weeks color is Pumpkin Pie.  I am definiately not a fan of orange but it goes great with last weeks Old Olive color!  I used my Copic markers to color the flowers and distressed the edges and added a little shading around the edges.

I am almost done with my album for hire and then I can get back to the everyday stamping.  Don't forget May 1st is National Scrapbook Day!  Will you be croppin?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Get Well Wishes - Awash with Flowers

The more I use this set, the more I really like it.  I like how the outline doesn't have to be perfectly lined up with the solid pieces!  You can also use just the solid or outlined images!  there are 18 stamps in this set! Lots of possibilities here!!!

Awash with Flowers will be in the new catalog but you can get it early by emailing me for details or checking out the Stampin Up website from the link above!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cherish - Color Challenge

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  It was girls night around here and I had four friends over Friday night to crop and spend the night.  We had a little cookout and went right to work cropping the night away!  I did miss stamping though!

My color challenge for this week is Olive Green.  I absolutely love this color as it goes with so many other colors and some you would never even think of!  I chose Barely Banana and Tempting Turquoise!  I love the two step bird punch and use it as often as I can!  This card has alot going on but I love all of the layers!

Enjoy and have a great week!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hi with some scraps

Hello everyone!  I often take my leftover scraps and put them in a box to save for future use.  I opened my box of scraps and pulled out these two patterned papers (that is about all that was left) and said what can I do with these to make a card.  Here is the final product.  Lots of layers and my favorite Simple Letters from Stampin Up.  The arrow is also a sizzix die and I threw in some old olive ribbon.

Don't throw away those scraps!  Keep them in a box or envelope and pull them out and see what you come up with!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Sketch Challenge

Now that income taxes are behind me that's one less worry to get done so I can get back to the serious business of STAMPING! :)  Todays card was inspired by Karen Giron's weekly sketch challenge.  I really like this sketch as it has a lot of potential!  I chose to do my card in a 4X4 format.  It makes a great size gift card. I love the look of the pink and's classic!

Check back tomorrow for a card made wth the Awash with Flowers!  It's a great set!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thinking of You...Monster Style

I made this cute little card for three year old Ethan Roth who is fighting a brain tumor. A member of one of my Stampin Up groups posted his information and requested cards be sent to him.  I thought about what stamps I would use last night but didn't come up with anything.  At 4:00 this morning I woke up and knew a little monster would be a great idea...something he could relate to.  I got out of bed, came up to my craft room and pulled out my Copics I have been putting off using due to lack of learning to use them and made this happy little card.  I think my blending came out pretty well for my first time.  Of course, I had to use "googlie eyes" for the finishing touch! :)

Please keep Ethan and his family in your prayers!

Happy New Baby

When I received a request for a baby card I had to stop and think I do have baby stamps don't I?  Then I remembered this cute little baby buggy stamp that came in the Fun and Fast Notes which I selected as part of my demo kit for Stampin Up!  I love this set but I did separate my words from the image so I could mix and match the sayings and it works well.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thank you and SMOOCH!

When Stampin Up announced we would be carrying the Smooch Spritz I was excited.  I love the Shimmery White cardstock Stampin Up carries but with the Smooch, ALL of my paper can be shimmery!  I purchased the vanilla and it is beautiful!  It also does not tend to "warp" your cardstock like some other sprays I have used.

I made this card for my neighbor who included my daughter on their Spring Break excursions!  She LOVES skulls and the pink, black and white plus shimmer creates an awesome card.  I used the grain stamp from the new Sweets Scoops set to resemble "zebra" stripes.  I also sprayed the skull but it's not easily seen in the photo!

You can order your Smooch in several different colors starting in May.  It is definiately a must have so add it to your list!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone!  Hope your weekend is going well! I have been inside stamping and playing with lots of new Stampin Up goodies that will be out in the Summer Mini catalog!  Get ready as there are lots of new great "must haves"!

Todays card uses the Watercolor Trio set.  I hesitated getting the set but I used the Daisy set so much I figured I would use this one.  I love the different stems and all you can do with them!

I used the sketch challenge from the Stamping 411 blog.  It's a great sketch with lots of possibilities!

Good night!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I Miss You!

I miss all of you when I don't get go post every day!  I have been finishing up income taxes and clearing out some old supplies and organizing so I can see what I have and use it!  I did take a break to get this card made for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge this week.  My card uses the Sweet Pea designer paper, some Old Olive ribbon and one stamp from the Three Little Words set! I used the extra flowers on the paper to layer over the ones on the paper.  The ribbon makes a cute leaf.

If you haven't tried one of the challenges, give it a whirl.  It provides great inspiration!  TGIF!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I "Heart" You!

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We had a full plate but had a blast! 

Todays card inspiration started with my weekly color challenge using Tempting Turquoise. This is a color I have not used alot but I really like it.  I'm not sure where the layout of my card came from.  I just started punching a few circles and before I knew it, it all fell into place.  I really like the end result!  Very stylish if I say so myself!  I stamped the I Love You from the Three Little Words set without inking the love and used a dimensional for the heart!

On another note, you may have heard the news that Stamping Up is doing a little renovation!  They have put together an awesome line up of colors dividing them into four categories.  They have retired quite a few colors, brought back from of the old "In Colors" and will be adding new ones with the new catalog release in July.  I will be posting a chart showing the new color line up.  We will say good bye to some nice colors but the new collections really compliment each other.

Friday, April 2, 2010

You're on my mind

It's been a busy week so I haven't posted every day but I managed to get this one in last night!  I used a lot of dimensionals so it has several 3D layers.  I ordered the black and cream ribbon from Stampin Up a while back and kept forgetting to use it so I that was one of the first things I went for to use on this card. 

I'll have all new products on Monday so be on the look out for sneak peeks of things to come!  I can't wait to share them with you all.

I hope to post again over the weekend but just in case I hope everyone has a blessed Easter and safe travels if you are on the road. 


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bye Bye Sale-a-bration!

As March passes so does the fantastic products Stampin Up blew us away with for their Sale-a-bration this year!  I have enjoyed making so many projects using these fantastic sets.  If you missed any of them, hopefully they will turn up in the new catalog.  The Spring mini items are still available but get them while you can as they are only available through the end of April!

Expect new and exciting things in May as we enter the Summer mini.  I will be showing you some sneak peeks as soon as I can along with a preview stamp set you can get before the new catalog comes out in July!  Stay tuned!

Here is a picture of Katie taken from our vacation in Tennessee.  I thought it made me dizzy looking at it at Wonderworks but I think the photo is just as illusional.  Here expression here couldn't be more right on!

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