Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cardholder Bag & Cards

I'm on a roll today! This is another template from StampingPro.com... it was super easy! This one is called a Cardholder Bag.

I had one last piece of 12x12 of this Summer Picnic designer paper. Again, some more old designer paper that I had hanging around my stamp room!

Two of the cards in the set I had already made and found in my stash. I made two more to go with it and viola! This was quick, easy & cute!

Bag Box with Mini Notecards

Happy Halloween! As usual, I am spending my Halloween stamping CHRISTMAS gifts! It's kind of a tradition... I listen to Christmas music on Halloween... haha!

Anyway, this is a mini bag box and notecards that I made using tons of retired paper! I have a lot of the retired cardstock and of course, designer paper... so I thought this was a good way to use it up!

I followed the directions from the Stamping Pro website. Here is a direct link to the PDF for this project. She has a lot of good stuff on there, so make sure you check it out!

I pulled out some ANCIENT designer paper called Pool Party for this bag. It uses the retired colors Brocade Blue & Sage Shadow and the current color, Garden Green. I think this makes a pretty color combination. I had just enough Sage Shadow ribbon left for my cards, but I didn't have enough for the bag, so I used the Whisper White Organza ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gift Wrap...

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Today's project is a pretty simple gift bag and matching card. I decided I needed to get my you know what in gear and get some Christmas stuff started!

My aunt showed me how to make this really cute bag out of one sheet of 12x12 paper and two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. I have this "ancient" designer paper from years ago that I decided to use.

The card features this week's sketch from Splitcoast Stampers.

I am hoping to sell some of these sets to make some extra money for Christmas shopping! I figured using up some retired supplies would be a good idea!

If you want the directions, you can check out my aunt's blog: I Stamp, I Sew. She has some GREAT eye candy over there! Definately check it out!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Season's Greetings

Hello! Happy Thursday! Today's challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is to use frames. This was the perfect opportunity to pull out a stamp set I hardly use, Framed with Love. It's now retired, but I bought it last year during a promotion and have probably used it once before!

This is also for the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week which was perfect for this frame and sentiment!

I pulled out the Merry Moments designer paper from last year. I still have a lot of it left and figured this would be a great use for it!

Everything is pretty self explanatory, so here are the supplies I used!
  • Four the Holidays Stamp Set (#116921)
  • Framed with Love Stamp Set (retired)
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock (#102128)
  • Garden Green cardstock (#102584)
  • Very Vanilla cardstock (#101650)
  • Merry Moments designer paper (retired)
  • Basic Rhinestones (#119246)
  • Chocolate Double Stitched Ribbon (retired)
  • Stampin Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Stamp-a-ma-Jig (#101049)
  • Real Red Ink Pad (#103133)
  • Chocolate Chip Ink Pad (#100908)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

So You're Having a Baby... or TWO!

Today's color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers was PERFECT for a card I've been needing to make! My friend is having TWINS (one boy and one girl) and her shower is next weekend. I hadn't had any inspiration until today to get it done and I really love the results!

The sketch is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch which works perfectly for my image!

I used the stroller image from the Fun & Fast Notes set! Unlike yesterday, all of my supplies on my card are CURRENT and available for purchase from Stampin' Up!

I used my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to get the strollers lined up on my cardstock. If you don't have one, you should totally invest in one because it makes lining up images sooo much easier!

Ok, here are my details with product numbers!
  • Fun & Fast Notes Stamp Set (#113500)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953)
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock (#119796)
  • Baja Breeze Cardstock (#111352)
  • Watercolor Paper (#105019)
  • Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Maker (#119801, set)
  • Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker (#120965)
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (#100071)
  • Elegant Soiree Designer Paper (#117163)
  • Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color - Blushing Bride (#121028, hostess)
  • Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack - Neutrals - Crumb Cake (#117157)
  • Basic Pearls (#119247)
  • 5/8'' Satin Ribbon in Chocolate Chip (retired, Early Espresso closest match #119753)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049)

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thankful Me... Clean & Simple.

Good morning! It's Monday... not sure how I feel about that, but hopefully the week will go by relatively fast because I have this weekend off... woo hoo!

I made this card for today's Clean & Simple Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use gingham or checks on your design. It is also for Friday's Clean&Simple Fall-to-Sketches.

My style is normally anything but clean & simple, so this was an added challenge for me!

I dug in my stash and found this scrap piece from the retired Bella Rose designer paper. The sentiment is from the retired Sweet Little Sentiments set. The ribbon is also retired... only thing current on this card is the cardstock (whisper white, riding hood red, and pink pirouette), basic rhinestones, and the Beautiful Wings die cut!

This is pretty self explanatory! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day! :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Best Wishes

Hello! Happy Sunday... I hope you've had a great weekend... mine has been pretty good! Of course, it's always good when I get time to stamp! My husband is off to the Martinsville race with his brother and dad today and I don't have to be at the studio until a little later in the afternoon, so I got to play in my stamp room this morning!

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. This week's featured stamper is Lynette and I CASed this card. I changed the image, colors (slightly), and embellishments. I also altered the layout.

I really love how this came out! I used the new colors Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight. I love them together!

Here are the supplies used on my card:
  • Flower Fancy Stamp Set (#111578)
  • Cute & Curly Stamp Set (retired)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (#119683)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (#119795)
  • Watercolor Paper (#105019)
  • Pear Pizzazz 1/2'' stitched poly ribbon (#119265)
  • Basic Rhinestones (#119246)
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad (#101406)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882)
  • Curly Label Extra-Large Punch (#119851)
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (#118138)

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

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Old Meets New

Happy Saturday, everyone! I have been still feeling pretty under the weather, so I finally broke down and took a day off yesterday. I proceeded to sleep until 11:30am this morning, so let's hope that I just needed some sleep!

I have three cards for you this morning, all for various sketch challenges and oddly enough all of them use new stamp sets (most), paired with old designer paper! Hence my post, Old Meets New!

My first card uses the new set, Morning Cup (#120489 clear, #116988 wood). I used the OWH Stars & Stamps sketch challenge from earlier in the week for this card as I thought the three small panels suited this stamp set well.

The images are stamped in brown Stazon On and then colored in with Stampin' Write Markers.

My second card uses the new set, Perfect Punches (#117022, wood / #120516 clear) and the older set, but still current, Lovely as a Tree (#115026). It is paired with the Christmas Cocoa designer paper from last year's Holiday Mini Catalog. I used the Lizzie Anne Designs
Sketch
for this card and I really love how it turned out!



My last card for today uses the returning set, Falling Leaves (#115368). You can't really see it in the picture, but the center panel says "Happy Thanksgiving". I don't send out many Thanksgiving Day cards, but I do send them to a few close family memebers, so I figured I should get cracking! This is paired with some of my all-time favorite designer paper, Fall Flowers.

This last card uses one of the bonus sketches from this week's 2 Sketches 4 You.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget about the great promotion Stampin' Up is running on Christmas bundles! It's a great way to get new supplies for your holiday cards at at great discount! You can read about it here!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stampin' Up Holiday Promotion

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Color Dare & More....

Wow, it's been a while since I have had time to stamp... this routine of NOT stamping is starting to get old! I am happy that I did find time this morning though. My new agreement to myself is that I always find at least 30 minutes each morning to stamp. I think I always have a better day when I get to do at least one card!

Anyway... this is for three challenges:

1) Color Dare to use Peach Parfait, Rich Razzleberry, & Sahara Sand

2) Sketch Challenge from Splitcoast Stampers

3) Pals Paper Arts Challenge to use BLING!

These colors led me to make a fall card which then led to one of my all time favorite sets, Season of Friendship. It's such a versatile set and makes a great fall card!

Using bling was not a problem for me as I seem to use it all the time! HAHA!

Here are all of the ingredients and item numbers to order if you want to make this card too! You an order all supplies in my Stampin' Up online store!

  • Season of Friendship Stamp Set (#111776)
  • Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color - Hostess (#121028)
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock (#121043)
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock (#115316)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
  • Early Espresso Ink (#119670)
  • Peach Parfait Ink (#119783)
  • Rich Razzleberry Ink (#115658)
  • Rich Razzleberry Polka Dotted Ribbon (retired)
  • Basic Rhinestones(#119246)

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

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to You!

stampin up demonstrator, crazy for cupcakes, stampin' up, birthday, cards, handmade Wooo Hoo... it's FRIDAY! I hope you have a lovely day!

I made this card for two different challenges from earlier in the week:

#1 - Pals Paper Arts challenge which is a color challenge this week: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, and Melon Mambo

#2 - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch

I pulled out my good old trusty Crazy for Cupcakes (#111618) for this challenge. I flipped the sketch to make it work for the image I wanted to use.

The image is stamped on Watercolor Paper and colored with Stampin' Write Markers.

The various dp panels are from the new Hostess Prints Pack (free with a $150 purchase), with the exception of the Melon Mambo piece which is from the retired Good Neighbors dp pack.

Everything else is pretty self explanatory! Here are the full details on the products I used. Remember, you can purchase them all (as long as they are current) in my online store by clicking HERE!

Card Details:
Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Melon Mambo (#115320), Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color (hostess, free with $150 purchase, or you can buy #117158 but patterns vary), Good Neighbor Dp (retired)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (#111618)

Ink: Stazon Jet Black (#101406)

Accessories: Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker (#121074), Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker & Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker (#119801, part of a 5 marker set), Basic Rhinestones (#119246), 1/2'' Stitched Poly Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz (#119265)

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

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Color Dare & Sketch

So, it's been TOO long since I've gotten the chance to stamp, but I have been a little under the weather and then I've just been plain busy! I finally got a chance to make a card this morning, WOO HOO!

I made this card for this week's Color Dare challenge to use Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, & Early Espresso. I think this is the first time I've used the new color, Marina Mist. It's a lovely shade of blue and I know I will be using it more!

This is also for this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

I don't have any current designer paper that has Wild Wasabi in it, so I had to dig through my stash and I found this scrap from the retired Afternoon Tea designer paper. It was always one of my favorites and I'm sad to say that I have very little of it left!

I used the new hostess set, Because I Care (#120118) on this card. You can earn this set for FREE by placing an order of $150 or more in my online Stampin' Up Store!

Card Details:
Paper: Very Vanilla (#101650), Early Espresso (#119686), Marina Mist (#119682), Watercolor Paper (#105019), Afternoon Tea Dp (retired)

Ink: Stazon Jet Black (#101406)

Stamps: Because I Care (#120118, only available with purchase of $150 or more)

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker (#100080), Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker (#105111), Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (#100071), Early Espresso 3/8'' Taffeta Ribbon (#119964)

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day!