Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Whoa... What a Challenge!

Hi everyone! It's Tuesday and that means Arielle has posted a brand new color challenge over on ColourQ! This is also for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch!

I knew when I saw the large image panel, that I was going to pull out my old trusty Bella Blossoms. It's retired, but I still love making it dimensional!

This color scheme was quite a challenge for me. We were to use: Real Red, Taken With Teal, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, and Whisper White. I love the colors, but it was hard for me to bring them all together!

I subbed Riding Hood Red for Real Red, mostly because my Real Red pad is dried up and I don't have a refill. That will have to be on my next Stampin' Up order!



Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Bella Blossoms
Ink: Taken with Teal, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

*You can purchase all current Stampin' Up products by shopping in my online store, click HERE!

Monday, January 25, 2010

First Vintage Vogue!

Good morning! Happy Monday, everyone! This week is going to get crazier each day, so I figured I better enjoy the time I had this morning!

I pulled out my new set, Vintage Vogue! This is my first card using this awesome new set from Stampin' Up!

I pulled out some old dp for the background, then used my circle nestabilities. The flowers and the main image are stamped, cut out, and mounted on dimensionals.

The sketch is the Sweet Sunday Sketch from yesterday!

The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory! Thank you for stopping by and I love reading your comments!

Card Details:
Paper: Bordering Blue, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Whisper White, retired dp
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Bordering Blue, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Adhesive Rhinestone (non-su), Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Soft Suede Polka Dotted Ribbon, Linen Thread, Circle Nestabilities (non-su)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great start to your week!

*Remember, you can buy all current Stampin' Up products in my online store by clicking, HERE!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Itty Bitty


Hi! It's Sunday evening and DH is deep into football, so I got an opportunity to escape into my stamp room and play in a few challenges!

This is for today's Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. It's also for last Wednesday's Color Throwdown and today's sketch on 365 Cards.

I really like how this came! I always have a hard time using the Itty Bitty Buds set. It's one of those that I HAD to have and then I got it and have maybe used it a total of 3-4 times. I was happy that I made a card I thought was worthy with it!

Card Details
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry Dp, Tea Party Dp
Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: Playground Button (old olive), Twine Thread, Adhesive Rhinestones, Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon, Silver Brads, Scallop Edge Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

*You can purchase all current Stampin' Up products in my online store by clicking HERE!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Get Well Hearts

I had to close the studio due to bad weather, so I had time to make another card today! This is for several challenges:

1. CCEE Stamper's sketch challenge

2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge to use Red on your design

3. Ildi Co's Creative Challenge to use Red, Pink, & White

4. Treehouse Thursday to make a get well card

I broke out more of my new Stampin' Up stuff, I {heart} Hearts, the new Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, and the new Sending Love Speciality Designer Paper! I love all of it!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Three Challenge Card!

Hi everyone! I have been playing around with My Digital Studio and I haven't made an actual card for about a week! I was passed due!!!

This is for 3 different challenges:

#1 - Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to cut out your images.

#2 - Sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers

#3 - ColourQ challenge to use Bravo Burgandy, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo.

I broke out my *NEW* stamps from Stampin' Up!. This set is called GOOD NEIGHBORS and you can get it for FREE when you place an order of $50 or more!! I also used the designer paper that you can also get for FREE called WELCOME NEIGHBOR.

I really love how this came out!!

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

*You can purchase all current Stampin' Up products in my online store, but clicking HERE!

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Digital Studio!

I just got My Digital Studio yesterday and this is my first project I've done with it.... AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

It was so easy to do and fun too! I really loved the fact that I didn't have to clean up aftewards too!

I just picked some pictures from my dance studio's nationals from the past summer and did a set of pages for it.

I couldn't wait to show them off on my blog!

Thanks for stopping by and please make sure to leave me a comment on what you think!



























Thursday, January 14, 2010

Always on My Mind...

Good morning, everyone! I was a little under the weather yesterday, but I am back today and I am feeling a little bit better.

Today's card is for the Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast Stampers which is to use a bird somewhere on your design. It is also for yesterday's Color Throwdown and today's CCEE Stampers sketch!

I really love how this turned out... especially when I found this old Mellow Moss velvet ribbon!

The bird is stamped, cut out, and mounted on dimensionals for some POP!

Everything else is pretty much self explanatory.

Card Details:
Paper: Garden Green, Mellow Moss, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Always
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Mellow Moss Velvet Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Nestabilities, Square Nestabilities

I hope you have a wonderful day!

*All current Stampin' Up products can be purchased in my online store by clicking here!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Color Dare #51

Hi everyone! It's Wednesday and that means there's another great color combination over on the Color Dare Blog!

I like this week's color combo and I have to admit that Garden Green really gets a bum rap. I actually think it's a very nice shade of green that doesn't get much respect!

I made a simple Valentine's Day card with this combo and used the Skipping Stones Design sketch!

I am supposed to get my new Stampin' Up goodies on Friday and I can't wait to play with them!!!

Card Details:
Paper: Kraft, Garden Green, Barely Banana, Razzleberry Lemonade Dp
Stamps: Love You Much, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Silver Brads ,Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin; Write Markers

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Colour Q & Mojo!

Hi everyone! It's been TOOOOO long since my last post, but it's just been a whirlwind since the end of the holiday season! I feel like this week is going much smoother and I'm not running around like a mad woman! It's a good thing because if I didn't get back to stamping, I think I was going to lose it!!!!!!

Arielle of the ColourQ invited me to be a guest designer for this week's color combination. I have to be honest that these colors were VERY scary to me at first! Then, I went back to the inspiration piece she had pulled the colors from and realized it used mostly Basic Grey with hints of the other colors: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, & Barely Banana. I decided to do the same and I LOVE how this turned out!

The layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge! You can never go wrong with Julee's fantastic sketches!

I am still waiting on the arrival of my new Stampin' Up toys! I didn't pre-order anything because it was right near the holidays and I needed to budget my money to buy gifts for OTHER people and not myself! When the Occassions Mini & Sale a Bration were officially released, I placed my order right away! I even broke down and got the My Digital Studio! I am excited to play around with that as I have REALLY gotten behind on scrapbooking and I am hoping the digital way will be easier for me to keep up!

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

All supplies on today's card, with exception of the rhinestones can be purchased from my online Stampin' Up store! Remember, for every $50 you spend, you get a FREE set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!!!

Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Walk in the Park Dp
Stamps: For All You Do
Ink: Barely Banana, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey
Accessories: Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8'' Circle Punch, 1 1/4'' Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Stampin' Dimensionals