Monday, September 27, 2010

Christmas is Love

Hello! It's Monday... and a rainy one at that! I am still feeling blaaaaaaaaaah, but I figured stamping might help me feel better! HAHA!

This is for today's Mojo Monday sketch.... and I love it!

I pulled out some retired designer paper from last season called Merry Moments and paired it with the new Contempo Christmas (#118734 wood / #120594 clear) set!

I love how it came out!

Here's what you need to make this card
  • Contempo Christmas Stamp Set (#118734 wood / #120594 clear)
  • Garden Green Cardstock (#102584)
  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock (#102128)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650)
  • Christmas Designer Paper of your choice
  • 5/8'' Neutral Jumbo Brads in Very Vanilla (#112533)
  • 5/8'' Satin Ribbon in Chocolate Chip (retired, closest match is Early Espresso #119753)
  • Silver Elastic Cord (retired)
  • Chocolate Chip Ink Pad (#100908)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

No Coffee??

Hello! I hope you have had a good weekend. I have been slightly under the weather, but I think it's just been my out of control allergies... maybe paired with a slight cold... who knows! Anyway, I felt well enough to stamp this afternoon!

I pulled out my new Morning Cup (#116988 wood / #120489) stamp set. I knew this stamp set would be on my first order from the 2010/2011 catalog because... I love coffee! Anyone who knows me realizes that you shouldn't try to talk to me until I've had at least one cup of coffee in the morning... and so this sentiment really rings true for me! HAHA!

I paper pieced the coffee pot with the new Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack in the Neutrals (#117157) and found some old Real Red dp from a hostess prints pack.

This is for two challenges:

#1 - Stacey's Curtain Call Challenge to use: Real Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand & Basic Black

#2 - CPS - Card Sketches

Here's everything you need in order to recreate my card, all supplies can be ordered in my Stampin' Up store!
  • Morning Cup Stamp Set - #116988 wood mounted / #120489 clear
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock - #101650
  • Soft Suede Cardstock - #115318
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock - #121043
  • Real Red Cardstock - #102482
  • Real Red Stamp Pad - #103133
  • Basic Black Stamp Pad - #101179
  • Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack in Neutrals - #117157
  • Basic Rhinestones - #119246
  • 1/4'' Grosgrain Ribbon in Real Red - #109034
  • 1'' Circle Medium Punch- #110868
  • Designer Label Large Punch - #119862
  • Modern Label Extra Large Punch - #119849
  • Word Window Large Punch - #119857
  • Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die - #113469
  • Circles #2 Bigz Die - #114526

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Holiday Headstart

Hello! Happy Thursday to you all!! Today's challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers is called "Holiday Headstart"... so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to pull out my new Contempo Christmas (#118734 wood / 120594 clear) set!

I also used my new designer paper, Jolly Holiday (#117159)! And the new adhesive rhinestones (#119246)!

Can you tell that I am happy to have new stuff to play with? HAHA!

All of the supplies used on this card can be purchased in my online Stampin' Up store! Get a jump start on your holiday projects by purchasing your supplies NOW!

This card is also for the Stampin' B's challenge to use paper piercing and for the Inspirational Card Sketches sketch!

Here is my supply list for this card. The item numbers can be used to order!
  • Christmas Contempo Stamp Set (#118734 wood mounted / #120594 clear mounted)
  • Jolly Holiday Designer Paper (#117159)
  • Old Olive Cardstock (#100702)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (#119685)
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad (#119669)
  • Old Olive Ink Pad (#102277)
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/2'' Seam Binding Ribbon (#120992)
  • Old Olive Designer Button (from the Brights Designer Button Pack) (#119747)
  • Basic Rhinestones (#119246)
  • Mat Pack (#105826)
  • Paper-Piercing Tool (#116631)
  • 2''x1 3/8'' Oval Extra-Large Punch (#119859)

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feeling Fall...

Hello!! It's been quite a while since I've gotten the chance to post! Last week was the first week back at the studio, so I was pretty busy getting everything together!

I FINALLY got some new stuff from Stampin' Up this week... although, the only new thing I used on this card is the Poppy Parade dp from the hostess pack!

I made this card for today's Color Dare: Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise. It's also for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.

I have to admit, this color combination was a bit challenging, but once I got it going, I really like it! I think the bright colors were what kind of freaked me out at first, but you just have to learn how to balance them and it really works.

I pulled out my Trendy Trees set to do a fall-ish card. Too bad it doesn't feel like fall here... it's HOT! I am tired of the hot... ready for some cool temperatures so I can pull out my sweatshirts!!!!!

I hope you like my card!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Gable Box Gift Set

I know, I have been going crazy with these gift sets, but I have to get a jump start on Christmas gifts, so I am trying to do at least one gift set a week... hopefully more, but lately I haven't been getting enough time in my stamp room!

I hopefully CASed most of this from Stamping Pro!

I did use the retired color Almost Amethyst instead of Baja Breeze because I have an entire new pack of it and I want to try to use up my old cardstock!

I colored the images with just regular colored pencils.

I love this new hostess set in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. It's called Because I Care and I just think it makes a great card! You just have to place an order of $150 or more to get it for FREE!!

You can place your order online at my online store, here!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wings of Friendship

Happy Friday!!!

I finally got to stamp this afternoon... this week has been pretty busy with the studio. We start classes back next week and I have been bombarded with paperwork.

This card is for today's Free For All challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and for the color challenge from Tuesday, also on Splitcoast Stampers!

The colors are: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, and Concord Crush. I really like how they go together! I haven't ordered any new designer paper, so I made my own!

I love how this came out!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait
Ink: I used Stampin' Write Markers, Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, and Peach Parfait, Basic Black ink pad
Stamps: Wings of Friendship (retired, hostess)
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Card Box & Four Cards

Ok, so I've been on a roll today!!! I just finished this great box and four matching cards... go me! I figured that December will be here before we know it and I always need gifts like this for people... so I might as well get started now, right?

This was really easy to make. The box is just made out of one piece of 8 1/2 x 11'' cardstock. I have WHOLE package of Bordering Blue cardstock.... which is now retired, so I used it for all the card bases... not that it knocked out ANY of the paper.. haha! I also used the retired Bella Birds dp... and I still have tons! Guess I will be making many of these sets for people... haha!

This was really easy to make and I love how it turned out! The Watercolor Trio is such a great set to use for stuff like this as you don't have to spend time coloring!

Thanks for stopping by... again... haha! :)

Accoridan Card Pouch & Notecards

I'm back! Wow, a double post!! This hasn't happened for a while!

I stumbled across a FANTASTIC blog this afternoon called Stamping Pro! Wow, does she have some fantastic samples and tutorials on her blog... love it!

I tried out her accordian card pouch and notecards found here!

This was super easy and I really LOVE how it turned out! I am trying to use up old designer paper so I can convince my husband that I need to place an order of new stuff! HAHA! This uses the old East Coast Prep dp and the trust Fun & Fast Notes stamp set! The note cards are 3.5x5'' cards. I just happened to have some envelopes that would fit them sitting around my house!

Thanks for stopping by!

For You CASE

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a great weekend! I haven't been feeling up to par... I am pretty sure I have a sinus infection... ugh! My husband is tiling the floor in our upstairs bathroom today, so I had time to stamp!

This card is for today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Stampers. Today's featured stamper is stampingout! She has a great gallery! It is also for today's PaperWorks Co. Sketch!

I CASed this card from stamping out.

I tried to keep her clean & simple style, but I also added my own touches like multiple layers on the main image. I really love how this turned out!!! Great Friend is one of my favorite stamp sets of all time!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White, Taken with Teal (retired), Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Great Friend
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Pretties Kit (pearls), Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by! Remember, you can purchase all current Stampin' Up items in my online store by clicking HERE!

Friday, September 3, 2010

House of Thanks

Hi everyone! I am FINALLY starting to settle down in the new house and I am finally starting to get caught up on my dance studio work... so I FINALLY got to stamp this morning!

I made this card for one of our new neighbors. They are older and the lady has been so welcoming and even gave us a VERY generous house warming gift. I wanted to drop her a thank you note, so I thought the Good Neighbors SAB set would be the one to use!

This is for the color challenge and the sketch challenge this week over at Splitcoast Stampers. I have to admit that this color combo threw me at first. Especially since I am virtually out of Baja Breeze cardstock and I have NO new designer paper. I kind of had to take a hiatius from buying new stamp stuff when we bought our house. Now, it's the last month of the quarter and I haven't met my minimums, so an order is in my future! Of course, if you would like to buy something, you can always help me meet my minimum by placing an order.. here! Just click on the top right hand corner, "shop now".

Card Details:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Prints Pack DP (hostess from a while back), Rich Razzleberry DP (retired), Urban Garden DP (retired)

Stamps: Good Neighbors (retired, SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Melon Mambo, Basic Black

Accessories: Double Stitched Baja Breeze Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!!!!!!