Friday, August 28, 2009

Gift Card Holder!

Happy Friday everyone! It's a drizzly, dreary day here... perfect day for Stampin' if you ask me!

Today's Limited Supplies challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers was issued by Wendy! It's her birthday, so her challenge was called, "It's All About Me!"

If you know anything about Wendy, her "symbol" and what she is known for is BUTTERFLIES! So, of course we had to incorporate a butterfly somewhere on our project. I knew right off the bat that I would use Flight of the Butterfly!

We were also asked to make some sort of a gift card or money holder... and we had to use some shade of brown (I used the new in-color Soft Suede).

I made one of these "pop up" gift card holders last October for Christmas gifts and decided to revisit it! It does make a super fun gift card holder and is really easy to make... tutorial is to follow.

Card Details:
Paper: Soft Suede (#115318), Bermuda Bay (#115317), Whisper White (#100730), Throughly Modern Designer Paper (#115673)

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly (#111564)

Ink: Bermuda Bay (#115655), Soft Suede (#115675), Rich Razzleberry (#115658)

Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (#115612), Horizontal Slot Punch (#105089), Butterfly Punch (#116629)

Thanks for stopping by and remember all Stampin' Up products can be bought in my store, 24/7!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dasher Christmas!

I can't tell you how much I love this new Dasher stamp from Stampin' Up! It's one of their singles found at the very back of the catalog, page 208 to be exact and is only $8.95!

I paired it with Cute & Curly which is recently retired.

The designer paper is some old Christmas paper offered by Stampin' Up about 3 years ago... I still have tons of it too... ahh!!! I don't know why I bought so much of it. HAHA!

Card Details:
Paper: Very Vanilla (#101650), Bravo Burgandy (105123), Old Christmas dp (retired)

Stamps: Dasher (#116816), Cute & Curly (retired)

Ink: Old Olive (#102277), Bravo Burgandy (#105214)

Accessories: Curly Label Punch (#112208), Small Oval Punch (#107304), Adhesive Rhinestones (non-su), Satin Ribbon (non-su)

Thanks for stopping by!

For All You Do... In Spring!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great day! I wasn't planning on stamping today, but my plans of holding some solo/duo rehearsals at the studio were messed up do to the flare up of tendonitis in my left foot... ugggh! I figured I should rest it now while I still can, before we start back in full force with our fall dance classes!

I made this card for today's My Favorite Things sketch challenge and for yesterday's Color Throwdown challenge.

The colors we were supposed to use were:
Certainly Celery
Bashful Blue
Positively Pink

Positively Pink was retired some time ago, but it's almost the exact same as Regal Rose, so I used Regal Rose!

I really like this sketch... it was different and made a very eye catching card, in my opinion anyway!

I used the new For All You Do stamp set... It's one of my new favorites! You should go browse through the gallery over on Splitcoast Stampers and check out what some people have done with this set... there are some very very beautiful cards on there!

Everything on this card is from Stampin' Up! The pearls are part of the Pretties Kit and I will once again mention that I wish you could order just the pearls from Stampin' Up... although the whole kit is great... I just know I will run out of pearls before anything else in it... that's the only problem!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Chocolate Chip (#102128), Always Designer Paper (retired), Summer Picnic Designer Paper (retired)

Stamps: For All You Do (#115360)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (#100908), Bashful Blue (#105109), Regal Rose (#105211), Certainly Celery (#105217

Accessories: Pretties Kit (#109114), Silver Brads (#104336), Certainly Celery 5/8'' Grosgrain Ribbon (#109050), 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (#104401), Scallop Circle Punch (#109043), Scallop Edge Punch (#112091), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Thanks for stopping by and remember, all Stampin' Up products can be purchase through my online store!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Trendy Trees!

Hi everyone... I promise that I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth... it's just been one of THOSE weeks!

I finally got to sit down and make a card today though... yay!!

This is for today's Color Dare to use More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Kraft, & Chocolate Chip! It's also for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers!

This was a fairly simple card to make except for that diagonal cut, but I ended up just following the rows of polka dots and got it pretty close to perfect... haha! Yay for designer paper!

The only thing on this card that's not Stampin' Up are the large silver brads.

Here are the rest of the details:
Paper: Bashful Blue (#105120), More Mustard (#100946), Chocolate Chip (#102128), Kraft (#107070), Whisper White (#100730), Autumn Vine Designer Paper (retired)

Stamps: Trendy Trees (#113258)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (#100908), Bashful Blue (#105209), More Mustard (#103162)

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch (#112091), Chocolate Chip 1'' Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (#11849), Silver Brads (non-su)

*Remember, all Stampin' Up products can be bought in my online store 24/7!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rainbow of Butterflies!

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great weekend so far! I woke up to a very dreary Saturday... pouring down rain. It's stopped for now, but it's still very cloudy. I can tell that I am probably going to bum around all day... haha!

I haven't participated in the Splitcoast Stampers inspiration challenge in a long time, but today's was a very interesting one!

We were to pick an inspiration piece from this website called Pylones. I picked this and took the color combo from it!

I used a Clean & Simple Fall to Sketch.

I pulled out my Martha Stewart butterfly punch that I have only used a few times. I knew with this crazy color combo, I was going to have to pair it with lots of white. I decided a hint of black would make it pop!

This card was very easy to make since it's mostly all punches! I did add a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, which I love! All of the sentiments in that set are perfect for the small oval, word window, and new modern label punch (which I haven't purchased yet, but need to!)

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#102851), Bermuda Bay (#115317), Melon Mambo (#115319), Real Red (#102482), Yo Yo Yellow (#102824), Only Orange (#102837), Lovely Lilac (#100427)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)

Ink: Basic Black (#102815)

Accessories: Small Oval Punch (#107304), Large Oval Punch (#107305), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (non-su), Butterfly Punch (non-su), Black and White Polka Dotted Ribbon (non-su)

*All Stampin' Up supplies can be purchased from my online store!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Crab, Anyone?

Happy FRIDAY!!! Welcome to the weekend... I hope you had a great week!

Today's card is for several challenges:

#1 Limited Supplies on Splitcoast Stampers to make a masculine card. We couldn't use flowers, ribbon, etc.

#2 Dare You to Digi Stamp's color challenge of blue, green, and white.

#3 Friday Sketcher's sketch

I pulled out one of the first Stampin' Up sets I ever bought, Crab & Company!

I haven't used it in a such a long time and I thought today would be the perfect day for it as I don't have many stamp sets that can be used for a masculine card. Let's face it, I just don't do well with "man" cards... haha! I need to work on that I guess!

Card Details:
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (#102067), Apricot Appeal (#105124), Whisper White (#100730), Green Galore (#101768), Watercolor Paper (#105019), Rainbow Sherbert Designer Paper (retired)

Stamps: Crab & Company (retired)

Ink: Stazon Jet Black (#101406)

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker (#100058), Apricot Appeal Stampin' Write Marker (#105107), Green Galore Stampin' Write Marker (#100048), Silver Brads (#104336), Linen Thread (#104199), Large Oval Punch (#107305), 1 1/4'' x 2'' Oval Punch (non-su), Circle Nestabilities (non-su)

*You can purchase all Stampin' Up supplies in my online store!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Trendy Trees!

I had a chance to make another card today!

I like how this one turned out! I think it's cute!

I realized today that I haven't used Trendy Trees (#113258) in a while. I don't know why because it's such a cute set and is quick & easy!

I did two challenges on this card... The Charisma Cardz challenge which was a challenge to use lemon, green, and pink and the PaperPlay Sketch Challenge!

I translated the color challenge into Kiwi Kiss, Melon Mambo, and So Saffron. I added Basic Black as my neutral.

I am really hating that Kiwi Kiss is retired because it looks AWESOME with Melon Mambo! Luckily I have some stashed away!

I think everything else is pretty self explanatory... here are the details!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#102851), Walk in the Park Designer Paper (retired), Tea Party Designer Paper (#113992), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper (#115675)

Stamps: Trendy Trees (#113258)

Ink: Basic Black (#101179), So Saffron (#105213), Melon Mambo (#115656)

Accessories: So Saffron 5/8'' Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread (#104199), Adhesive Rhinestones (non-SU), Circle Nestabilities (non-SU)

Thanks for stopping by!

*Remember, all Stampin' Up products can be bought in my store, 24/7!

Design Team Call

The Color Dare is having a Design Team Call... I hope you will hop on over and apply!

Personal Color Challenge & a Sketch!

Hi everyone! Today's challenge is one that I made up for myself.... haha! I went to the Scraptitude Color Website and hit the "surprise me" button and decided whatever came up, I was going to do!

It gave me:

Kiwi Kiss

Soft Sky

Really Rust

Chocolate Chip

Certainly Celery

I didn't manage to get the Certainly Celery on here... oh well!!

This is also for today's Stamps & Smiles sketch!

The sketch had such a large panel, that I knew I had to break out my Bella Blossoms set. I can't believe Stampin' Up didn't give this set much of a chance to succeed. It was in the Fall/Winter 2008 catalog, then it went on the Dormant list for the spring... then it was retired. I think it's a great set, too bad they didn't keep it longer!

There's nothing extravagant about this card. I did stamp the main image 3 times. Then I cut out and layered it. This is how I achieved the various colors. The very top layer is mounted with dimensionals!

Card Details:

Paper: Soft Sky (retired), Chocolate Chip (#102128), Really Rust (#100661), Whisper White (#100730), Bella Rose Designer Paper (retired)

Stamps: Bella Blossoms (retired)

Ink: Soft Sky (retired), Kiwi Kiss (retired), Chocolate Chip (#100908), Really Rust (#172549)

Accessories: Silver Brads (#104336), Dimensionals (#104430)

*Remember all Stampin' Up supplies can be purchased in my online store!

I hope you have a wonderful day!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another Two Card Wednesday!

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic Wednesday! It's finally mid-week... almost Friday!
I have two cards to share with you today. The first is for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. It's also for today's Color Throwdown!
I really love this color combo: Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, & Soft Suede! It makes a really fun fall card!
Season of Friendship is one of my all-time favorite sets too!
There's nothing special on this card, it's pretty self explanatory!
Card Details:
Paper: Kraft (#107070), Dusty Durango (#115321), Bermuda Bay (#115317), Soft Suede (#115318), Very Vanilla (#101650), Throughly Modern Designer Paper (#115673)
Stamps: Season of Friendship (#111776)
Ink: Dusty Durango (#115654), Bermuda Bay (#115655), Soft Suede (#115657)
Accessories: Antique Brass Brads (part of the Vintage brad set #109109), Bermuda Bay Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115610), Linen Thread (#104199)
My next card is for today's Color Dare challenge to use Crushed Curry, Cameo Coral, Almost Amethyst, and Rose Red!
I pulled out an old stamp set, So Very for this one and featured some current designer paper!
Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Chocolate Chip (#102128), Pink Flamingo Designer Paper (#113976), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper (#115675), Tea Party Designer Paper (#113992), Throughly Modern Designer Paper (#115673)
Stamps: So Very (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (#100908), Cameo Coral (#103035)
Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (#111325), Crushed Curry Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115614), 1'' Circle Punch (#109046), Paper-Piercing Tool (#116631), Mat Pack (#105826)
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Great Friend in Teal

Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting yesterday, I had to go meet the delivery guy who brought the new mirrors to the studio! YAY!

This card is for today's color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use Taken w/ Teal, Close to Cocoa, and Very Vanilla. I subbed Soft Suede for the Close to Cocoa because I wanted to use this designer paper (Throughly Modern) and this awesome ribbon (Soft Suede Polka Dotted).

This card is also for yesterday's Mojo Monday sketch!

I changed the sketch just slightly to accomodate how I wanted to do my ribbon.

I honestly believe that there is no way to make an ugly card with the Great Friend stamp set (and it's only $17.95!). It's just so versatile and easy to use! This card looks elaborate, but it didn't really take me long at all to put together!

To get the "shadow" effect on the leaves, I inked my stamp up in Soft Suede and stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then stamped on my main panel. I like the effect this gives.. it's an easy way to give interested to your image!

Card Details:
Paper: Taken with Teal (#101584), Very Vanilla (#101650), Soft Suede (#115318), Throughly Modern Designer Paper (#115673)
Stamps: Great Friend (#113792)
Ink: Taken with Teal (#103257), Soft Suede (#115657)
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115612), Scallop Circle Punch (#109043), Dimensionals (#104430), Adhesive Rhinestones (non-su), Circle Nestabilities (non-su)

*Remember, all Stampin' Up supplies and products can be bough 24/7 in my online store!

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Crazy for Purple Cupcakes!

Hello everyone! I can't believe the weekend has already passed us by and it's SUNDAY! WHOA!

My stamping extravaganza weekend continues with this crazy cupcakes card!

I used today's sketch from 2RedBananas because I thought it would compliment this fun cupcake image from Crazy for Cupcakes (#111618) and I just liked the overall design of the sketch!

I paired it with today's Cupcake Inspiration. I really loved the purples in the inspiration piece. I don't know why I don't pull for purple more often! I ended up with this color scheme as inspired by the cupcake: Orchid Opulence, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, & Night of Navy. I really like how it turned out!

This card is a mega 3-D card as most layers are adhered by dimensionals! I think I was just in a crazy mood this morning... haha!

Card Details:

Paper: Night of Navy (#100867), Orchid Opulence (#100969), Perfect Plum (#101889), Whisper White (#100730), Watercolor Paper (#105019), Baja Breeze (retired), Urban Garden Dp (retired)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (#111618), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)

Ink: Night of Navy (#102977), Stazon Jet Black (#1014066)

Accessories: Baja Breeze Double Stitched Ribbon (retired), Silver Brads (#104336) , Word Window Punch (#105090), Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Marker (#100055), Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker (#100069), Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker (#100035), Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker (#100063), Dimensionals (#104430), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (non-su)

*Remember you can order any of the current Stampin' Up products on my website 24/7!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Yeah.. I'm on a roll!

Yeah... it just happens to be VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) over on Splitcoast Stampers this weekend and I have time to stamp!! YES!!

This is for the Martini challenge.... Denise gave us several "receipes" to choose from and we had to make a card following the receipe.

I chose the Key Lime Pie Martini.... we were to use the colors Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, and Green Galore. We were supposed to also use die cuts and/or punches and garnish with staples, safety pins, or paper clips.

I had a mishap with the staples and had to cover it with a bow... haha! I hope the challenge police won't call me out on it!

I haven't inked up Season of Friendship in a while and thought this would be a great time to do so!

The sketch is from Unscripted Sketches... perfect for this large image!

Card Details:
Paper: Close to Cocoa (#101341), Creamy Caramel (#102514), Green Galore (#101768), Whisper White (#100730)
Stamps: Season of Friendship (#111776)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (#103139), Green Galore (#102122)
Accessories: Staples (just some from my office.. .haha), Heart to Heart Punch (#113694), Chocolate Ribbon (retired SU)

*All Stampin' Up supplies can be bought in my online store, 24/7!

Multitude of Challenges!

Look at me! I did another card.... whooo!! This is for a WHOLE slew of challenges that were issued today!

I normally don't get to stamp on the weekends, so I was excited to participate in these challenges:

#1 Faith's awesome VSN challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use a flower image and a circle on a card... Orchid Soup!

#2 Lauren's color challenge!

#3 Jen's sketch!

I also tried the embellished bow technique that was featured on SCS... found here!

I am pretty happy with how this turned out... what do you think?

Card Details:
Paper: Barely Banana (#102701), Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Whisper White (#100730), Pink Flamingo Designer Paper (#113976), Throughly Modern Designer Paper (#115673)

Stamps: Eastern Blooms (#111626)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry (#115658)

Accessories: Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker & Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker (part of the in-color marker assortment #116329), Barley Banana Stampin' Write Marker (#100039), Cameo Coral Stampin' Write Marker (#100074), 3/4'' So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Pearl from the Pretties Kit (#109114), Latte Button (retired), Linen Thread (#104199), Circle Nestabilities (non-su)

*Remember you can order all of the Stampin' Up products used on this project at my online store!

Christmas in August!

christmas, dasher, stampin' up, demonstrator, riley, dancerriley Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Today's challenge over at Our Creative Corner is to make a Christmas card! My philosophy is you can never start too early on those Christmas cards! I will crank some out during the summer and I'm STILL rushed when it comes to mailing them out to everyone!

I just purchased this great stamp from Stampin' Up called Dasher (#116816). It's located in the very back of the Stampin' Up 2010 Idea Book & Catalog, page 208 to be exact! The best part is this wonderful stamp is only $8.95! So, if you are looking for a great holiday stamp and aren't sure you want to spend the money on a full set, I highly recommend this one! It's soooo versatile!

My mom got the Christmas Scrappin' kit from last year and had some left over paper, so I thought I would pull it out and use it for this card. I really like this paper and wish you could still buy it! Oh well, there are some great new holiday papers out right now, I just haven't bought them yet! I keep telling myself that I need to use what I have first... haha!

I also used some of the now-retired snow flurries to jazz up my card! I bought these last year and didn't use as many as I thought I would!

The ribbon is the new, very cute 3/4'' Real Red Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115608)! It's just the right size for this card!

Card Details:
Paper: Certainly Celery (#105125), Real Red (#102482), Whisper White (#100730), Christmas Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired)
Stamps: Dasher (#116816)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (#100908), Old Olive for sponging around image (#102277)
Accessories: 3/4'' Real Red Grosgrain Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115608), Felt Flurries (retired), Adhesive Rhinestone (non-su), Sponge Daubers (#102892)

Thanks for stopping by!

*Remember you can buy any of the Stampin' Up products featured on my page online 24/7 at my online store!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wild Upsy Daisy!!

Hi everyone! I am running short on time so I'm going to get right to it...

This card is for today's Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast Stampers: to use Varigated Color (when one color bleeds right into the next) and for today's My Favorite Thing Sketch!

The main image was inked up with Stampin' Write Markers in Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry to give the "rainbow" effect. I like how it came out!

The flowers are from the Pretties Kit and were dyed with a Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker & a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker. The rhinestone brads are also from the Pretties Kit!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Crushed Curry (#115319), Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper (#115675)

Stamps: Upsy Daisy (#111710

Ink: (I used Stampin' Write Markers) Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker, Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker, & Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Up Maker come in the 6 marker set of In-Colors (#116329)

Accessories: Pretties Kit (#109114) & Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115611)

*All Stampin' Up Supplies can be bought in my online store 24/7!

Ok, I'm off to an eye doctor's appointment! Have a great day & Thanks for Stopping by!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two Card Wednesday....

Hi everyone! I have two cards to share with you today! The first one I actually made today, the second was made a few days ago!

My first card is for today's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers and for today's Color Throwdown to use Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, and Kraft!

I pulled out my new set, For All You Do... It's so versatile and I just love how easily it makes a card come together!

I paired it with the new Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper which I just love! It has wonderful patterns and best of all, features a lot of the new in colors!

The flowers are each stamped twice, once on the main panel and then once on a piece of scrap and cut out. They are mounted on dimensionals for added POP! I also used a pearl from the Pretties kit as the center of both flowers.

This card is all Stampin' Up except for the ribbon... I didn't think the Crushed Curry or Melon Mambo ribbon popped enough for this card, so I went into my stash of ribbon that I bought before I became totally obsessed with Stampin' Up and found this great black and white polka dotted ribbon!

Card Details:

Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#102851), Kraft (#107070), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Pape r (#115675)

Stamps: For All You Do (#115360)

Ink: Basic Black (#101179), Melon Mambo (#115656), Crushed Curry (#115659)

Accessories: Silver Brad (#104336), Pretties Kit (#109114), Word Window Punch (#105090), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Mat Pack (#105826), Paper-Piercing Tool (#116631), Black & White Polka Dotted Ribbon (non-SU)

*Remember, all Stampin' Up products can be bough in my online store 24/7!

My second card today is for the Color Dare & for Monday's 2Sketches4You challenge!

Today's Color Dare is to use Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, & Apricot Appeal. I'm not sure I like this color combo, but I guess it made an ok card... haha!

Most of the elements on this card are Stampin' Up, with the exception of the ribbon (which I once again found in my non-su ribbon stash that I've had for years!), and the adhesive rhinestones which I really wish Stampin' Up would start selling because I love them!

The butterfly is stamped and cut out... I just ran adhesive on the center of it's body and attached it to the card, then I bent the wings up to give a 3-D effect!

Card Details:

Paper: Apricot Appeal (#105218), Night of Navy (#100867), Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Whisper White (#100730), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper (#115675)

Stamps: Great Friend (#113792)

Ink: Night of Navy (#102977), Rich Razzleberry (#115658)

Accessories: Adhesive Rhinestones (non-su), Sheer White Ribbon (non-su), Circle Nestabilities (non-su)

Thanks for looking! I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly in New Colors!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a good one! I definately am starting the day off on a good note... the local schools decided to make the recital date I had chosen the day of every high school's graduation day... ugh! I finally got confirmation back from the venue that we can change to the weekend before... THANK GOODNESS!

Anyway... Today's card uses the Verve Anniversary Sketch #1. I always love Julee's sketches, as I mentioned yesterday!
I can't seem to stop using Flight of the Butterfly... it's such a versatile and fun set! I almost told myself that I should use something different today, but I figured... who cares!
This card is pretty basic, but it has a lot of layers... I just counted 11 layers... whoa! I am happy that I got to feature some fabulous new paper from Stampin' Up called Throughly Modern! It has great patterns in it and the colors are to die for!
The big butterfly was stamped twice, then punched out with the new Butterfly Punch and layered and popped up! I like the dimension this gives the card.
Card Details:

Paper: Rose Red (#102554), Whisper White (#100730), Soft Suede (#115318), Throughly Modern Designer Pap er(#115673)

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly (#111564)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (#115655), Soft Suede (#115657), Rose Red (#101778)
Accessories: Silver Brads (#104336), Soft Suede Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115612), Butterfly Punch (#116629), 1'' Circle Punch (#109046), 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (#104403), Circle Nestabilities (non-su), Adhesive Pearls (non-su)
All Stampin' Up supplies can be bought 24/7 in my online store!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mojo Christmas!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good... I had a fundraiser for my youth dance company on Saturday morning, I had to get up at 5am... ahh!! Yesterday DH and I worked in my new studio... we got the whole floor layed in the 2nd studio... waaahoooo!!!

Since I felt accomplished, I allowed myself to stamp this morning! HAHA!
I always love Julee's Mojo Monday sketches, so I knew that's what I was going to participate in today!
I was a little stumped at first one this one because it's kind of abstract. So, I decided that I couldn't go wrong with making a Christmas card! I pulled out my new Christmas Punch Set (#115366) which is one of the new level two hostess sets in the new Stampin' Up catalog! It's a great set and I'm so happy that I decided to pre-order when I could!

*You can earn this set by hosting a Stampin' Up party or by placing an order of $400 or more!

I paired it with the retired Ski Slope designer paper, which I still have TONS of! I think this came out really cute!
The tag is cut out by hand (I just followed the edge of the image) and then layered with a punch out from the Large Tag Punch (#105934). It's mounted up on dimensionals for an added pop!
The button is from the retired Button Bouquet set, but Stampin' Up has new button sets that are fantastic!
Here are the rest of the details along with item numbers to help you place an order quickly!
Card Details:
Paper: Baja Breeze (retired), Chocolate Chip (#102128), Real Red (#102482), Old Olive (#100702), Whisper White (#100730), Ski Slope Designer Paper (retired)

Stamps: Christmas Punch (#115366 - hostess)

Ink: Old Olive (#102277)
Accessories: Button Bouquet (retired), 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (#104403), 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (#104401), Scallop Circle Punch (#109043), Large Tag Punch (#105934), Silver Brads (#104336), 1'' Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (#111849), 1/4'' Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (#109034), Dimensionals (#104430), Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (#100052), Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker (#105115)

*All Stampin' Up Supplies can be bought 24/7 in my Online Store!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just Pleat It!

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week is coming to a happy end. I am so glad that it's almost over... it's been an insane one for me!!

Today's card features several challenges, 3 to be exact:

Ways to Use It on SCS - Pleats
Delightful Sketches
Kelly Jo's Color Chef - Burgandy, Cocoa, & White

Before I started this card, I knew that I wanted to try out the new Pretties Kit (#109114) that I just got from Stampin' Up!

This was my first attempt at dying one of the flowers. For the burgandy flower (it came out a little too light for me, but oh well) I used a Bravo Burgandy Stampin' Write Marker (#105109) to put color on it and then I used an Aqua Painter (#103954) to blend, I then heat set it with my Heat Gun (#100005). For the top flower, I just used the Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker (#100072) to apply the color and got a much richer tone. I wish I had done this for the Burgandy one, but oh well!

Card Details:
Paper: Bravo Burgandy (#105123), Close to Cocoa (#101341), Whisper White (#100730), Candy Lane Designer Paper (retired)

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly (#111564)

Ink: Close to Cocoa (#103139) & Bravo Burgandy (#105214)

Accessories: Butterfly Punch (#116629), Pretties Kit (#109114), Aqua Painter (#103954), Bravo Burgandy Stampin' Write Marker (#105109), Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker (#100072), Cuttlebug Embossing Border (non-SU), Burgandy Satin Ribbon (non-SU), Circle Nestabilities (non-SU)

*All Stampin' Up supplies can be bought 24/7 in my online store!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dasher in Dashing!

Hi everyone! This is my card for today's sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers!

Dasher is one of my new favorite stamps from the Stampin' Up 2010 Catalog! It's very versatile and makes a great Christmas card! It also helps that it's only $8.95!

I am always in need of cards for Christmas, so I figured it's not too early to start cranking some out!

I pulled out some of my old Dashing designer paper. I loved this paper when I first bought it, but it's beginning to get on my nerves because I can't seem to find the end of it! I have told myself that I wasn't going to buy new Christmas designer paper unless I used up all of the old that I have... I have a feeling I'm going to break down and buy some of the new though... haha! At least I'm trying, right?

This card is pretty self explanatory. I do love adding the rhinestone stickers to Dasher's antlers. I really wish SU would start carrying some "BLING"! All they have right now are the rhinestone brads and they are too large for what I wanted on this card.

Card Details:
Paper: Old Olive (#100702), Real Red (#102482), Very Vanilla (#101650), Dashing DP (retired)

Stamps: Dasher (#116816)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (#100908)

Accessories: 5/8'' Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olive (#109054), Jumbo Eyelet (#108432), Silver Brads (#104336), Circle Nestabilities (non-SU), Rhinestone Stickers (non-SU)

*Remember, you can buy all of the Stampin' Up products 24/7 at my online store!

Color Dare #28!

Hi everyone... yes, I know... I posted this card yesterday, but it is also for today's Color Dare!

Hop on over to the Color Dare blog to play!

This week's colors are:
Melon Mambo
Night of Navy
Summer Sun

I know the summer sun is scary at first, but I promise... it works!

If you want the details on this card, please scroll down to yesterday's post!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Country Living Cookout Kit 40% Off!

Create special memories with a fun and convenient, coordinated summer barbeque!

Item #118070
Country Living Summer Cookout Kit
NOW! $14.95 (was $24.95)

The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:
  • 8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
  • Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
  • 12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
  • 16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
  • 24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
  • 4 printed recipe cards
  • 5 yards linen thread
  • Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)

Note: the kit does not include tablecloths, plates, or flatware.

The Summer Cookout Refill is also still available at its regular price of $9.95.
This special offer only goes through August 31, or while supplies last.

You can order this fantastic kit at my 24/7 Online Store!

Growing Up Promotion

"Growing Up Promotion"

Dates: August 1-31, 2009

Promotion Details:
Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value!

Eligible buttons are listed below.

Item #116313
Page 181
Playground Designer buttons

Item #116312
Page 181
Sherbet Designer buttons

Item #114333
Page 181
Button Latte Designer buttons

There is NO limit to the number of button packages you can earn, for every $35 you spend on pages 74-90, you will receive a free pack of buttons!

Head over to my 24/7 online Stampin' Up store to order this or any current Stampin' Up product!

Mojo ... Tuesday?

I didn't have time to stamp yesterday, so I'm making up for it today!

This is for today's Mojo Monday sketch... obviously I'm a day late, but I just love how this came out!

I just got my new For All You Do set and I LOOOOOVE IT!!!!


Card Details:
Paper: Summer Sun (#103124), Night of Navy (#100867), Melon Mambo (#115320), Whisper White (#100730), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper (#115675)

Stamps: For All You Do (#115360)

Ink: Melon Mambo (#115656), Summer Sun (#100537), & Night of Navy (#102977)

Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115611), Silver Brads (#104336), Scallop Edge Punch (#112091), Circle Nestabilities (Non-SU)

*Remember you can always order 24-7 in my online Stampin' Up store!