Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fruity Hi!

Hello!  It's Thursday... one more day to go until the weekend!  Woo hoo!

Todays card was a real challenge for me... I saw this sketch on My Time Made Easy and knew I wanted to pair it with today's Ways to Use it challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use vellum.  I then found this summery color combination on Create, Ink that made me think of my Tart & Tangy set which is retiring at the end of this month which makes me sad because it's a cute go-to set for quick cards!

This card, however was NOT quick for me.  I had a vision in my head, but had a hard time making it a reality.  Do you ever have that problem?  Ugh, I hate it!  I knew I wanted the squares to be the fruit, but I just didn't have a sentiment large enough, or appropriate for the card to go on the main panel.  So, I pulled out my retired Letterpress Alphabet and made my own simple greeting.  I stamped it on vellum which is always a disaster for me because I'm impatient and can't wait for the ink to dry!  I think I ended up stamping this 3 different times before I got one that was centered, straight, and didn't smudge.

I pulled out this really cute polka dotted Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the retired Island Oasis designer paper. 

In the end, I am happy with the result!

Want to take a stab at this card?  Here are all the supplies used, you can order any of these in my Stampin' Up online store found HERE!

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (#119683)
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock (#115320)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
  • Island Oasis Designer Paper (retired)
  • Vellum Paper (#101839)
  • Melon Mambo Ink Pad (#115656)
  • Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad (#119784)
  • Daffodil Delight Ink Pad (#119667)
  • Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker (#119801, set)
  • Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker (#121074)
  • Summer Sun Corderoy Button (retired)
  • Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon (retired)
  • Letter Press Alphabet Stamp Set (retired)
  • Tart & Tangy Stamp Set (HURRY, this set retired on 6/30!, #111514)
  • Linen Thread (#104199)
  • 5/16'' Jumbo Neutral Brads (#112534)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Elements for You

Good morning!  It's Wednesday and you are half way through the week... woo hoo!  That also means there is a great new color combination over on the Color Dare and a new sketch over on Splitcoast Stampers!

This week's Color Dare is Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, and Sahara Sand.  I really love this girly combination and thought Elements of Style would be perfect for this large panel sketch!

The designer paper I used is a hostess paper pack from the current 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!  You can get it for FREE when you place an order or host a workshop totalling $150.00 or more.  You only have until June 30th to get your orders in before the new catalog takes effect and this paper WILL NOT be offered any more!

You can place your order in my online store found, HERE!

Want the supplies to make this card?  Here's what you will need!
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock (#121043)
  • Elegant Eggplant Cardstock (#105126)
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock (#119796)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (#119795)
  • Watercolor Paper (#105019)
  • Scallop Circle Punch (#119854)
  • 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (119860)
  • 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (#119861)
  • 1'' Circle Punch (#119868)
  • Elements of Style stamp set  (#118611 wood / #120045 clear)
  • Stampin' Write Markers in Perfect Plum (#100035), Pear Pizzazz (#119801 set), Blushing Bride (#119801 set), & Crumb Cake (#120967)
  • 1 1/4'' Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Aqua Painters (#103954)
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink (#101406)
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dear Father

Hi! Happy Tuesday! This card is for today's Color Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip! It was the perfect combination for a Father's Day card I needed to make!

I pulled out an old non-Stampin' Up set for this as I don't have many masculine sets that are Stampin' Up. I love these hot air balloons and I can't wait to get my hands on the Stampin' Up set that will be in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp and is from the set, Well Scripted. This set was in the Winter Mini Catalog and unfortunately, is not in the new catalog.

All the accessories, aside from the buttons, I used are Stampin' Up... Mini Library Clips, Linen Thread, Old Olive Striped Ribbon, Old Olive Brads, Chocolate Chip Designer Paper, 1 3/8'' Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card is for several other challenges as well:

Papertake Weekly Challenge to make a Father's Day Card
Party Time Tuesdays to make a Father's Day Card
Skipping Stones Designs sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sweet Celebration

Here's my final card for today! I used the retired Sweet Scoops set for this one! I really love how it turned out! I paired it with some new designer paper that will be in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog called Just Add Cake. It has some SUPER cute designs and will be available to purchase on July 1st!

This card is really heavy and includes many layers! I embossed both of the back panels along with the number panel and the ice cream scoop. I used some retired Wild Wasbi ribbon for the bottom and some Glimmer Brads in Blushing Bride on the corners.

This is for today's Sketch 'N Stash sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Bird Anniversary

My anniversary is coming up this Thursday, so I needed to make a card for my husband. I always struggle with "manly" cards... especially for events like anniversaries! I have seen the bird punch used in this way by others, so I thought I would try it! I really love how it came out!

The birds are punched and then outlined with a white gel pen and mounted on dimensionals. The heart is from the Three Heart Punch and is also mounted on dimensionals.

The backgrounds are from retired designer paper called, Au Chocolate. Needless to say, it is one of those dps that I never use! ACK! I accented it with the retired Sage Shadow and the current Riding Hood Red.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

The sketch is today's Techno Stamper: Monday Lunchtime Sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Fall to Thanks

Here's another card I made today, it features the new designer paper called Paisley Petals. This is a CAS card for Friday's Clean & Simple Fall to Sketch.

The sentiment/image is from the set Perfect Punches. I actually stamped it twice, once in Always Artichoke and then again in Bravo Burgandy and punched with the small oval punch. I think it turned out pretty elegant!

This card is very simple and was fast to put together, but still packs a punch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mojo For You

Hi everyone! I have a sneak peek for you today! This is a new set that you will find in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! It's called Precious Butterflies and will be available as a hostess set! I really love it.. this is just a few images from it.

The designer paper is also from the new catalog and is called Pocketful of Posies. I really love the colors in this paper and the beautiful patterns!

Both of these products will be available to order on July 1st!

I made this card for today's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I really love this sketch, it was fun to work with!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Prima Friend to Friend

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I had a little while to stamp today, so I decided to play along in the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers! Today's featured stamper is Mary aka StamperCamper!

I decided to CASE this card by her. I kept her basic layout, but I changed the colors to Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede. I also used a different sentiment. Mine is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. The stem is from Bold Blossom and the flower is a Prima Flower... it's one of many I bought a long time ago and have never used! The desinger paper is the retired Thoroughly Modern.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Oval All... For You

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I sat down this morning to catch up on a few challenges. This is for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers along with today's Free For All (also on SCS) to pull out your unloved stamps!

I have to admit that I don't even know if this stamp has ever been inked!! I got this set, Oval All a while back and maybe have used it one time. I just HAD to have it... then it's just been sitting in my closet. Today was the incentive I needed to pull it out! I also decided to use some unloved designer paper. This is called Autumn Vine and was released a few years ago. It's now retired and uses colors that aren't even available any more. Luckily, I still have a pretty good stock of retired cardstock that matches it.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Look Ma, No Stamps!

Hello! I'm back with a second card for today! I made this card for the Mojo Monday sketch and for the Critter Challenge to use Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) on your project.

I don't know about you, but when the Prima Flowers first came out, I bought a TON of them! Have I used even 1/4 of them? NO! I found a huge container full, so I told myself I was going to use them on this project. I came up with my color combination from the flowers. I ended up using retired Summer Sun, retired Orchid Opulence, and retired Bermuda Bay. I used Crumb Cake & Whisper White as my neutrals.

I embossed the panels with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and used a circle punch to make the large scallop panel. The ribbon is retired Polka Dotted Bermuda Bay.

Thanks for stopping by!

Perk it Up!

I'm back!!! My studio's dance recital went off wonderfully and I finally have some time back to stamp! I have been away, but my craft room has been busy! I made 6 scrapbooks for my high school seniors, made Life Saver boxes for volunteers, made candy bar boxes for my student teachers... Unfortunately, I got really excited and didn't take pictures of ANY of them before I gave them out!!!

Anyway, today's card is for last week's Color Dare to use Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, and any neutral. It's also for this week's sketch challenge over on Lizzie Anne Designs.

I pulled out my Morning Cup set as I feel like I haven't used it too much and it was a must have for me! The designer paper is from two different dp packs. The Tempting Turquoise print is from the retired Rainbow Sherbert dp. The Pear Pizzazz is from the current Hostess benefit, In Color Pack.

I stamped the tea cups in Stazon Black and colored them with Stampin' Write markers. The ribbon is striped Early Espresso.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!