Saturday, March 31, 2012

World Treasures {Sneak Peek}

I know I have been MIA lately, but I have good reasons!  First, I have been working on a secret project for Stampin' Up!  No, I can't tell you what, but I can share this new goody with you!  It will be in the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog called World Treasures.

I really love this floral image and sentiment that's in this set, so versatile and fun!

Since I've been out of the loop, I went to Splitcoast Stampers and combined this week's color challenge & sketch challenge.  The color challenge is to use Concord Crush, Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo.  I love this vibrant color palette! 

I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the image in Concord Crush & Lucky Limeade.  The designer paper is from the hostess print pack (retired) and the Cheerful Treats designer paper which is available as a hostess item in the current catalog.

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush DP (retired), Cheerful Treat DP
Stamps: World Treasures (available July 1st)
Ink: Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade 
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pals Paper Arts Arist Pick!

I am so excited that I have been picked as a Pals Paper Artist Pick!  I made this card last week...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Rock Star

I'm back with another card today!  This is for the sketch challenge over on Create with Connie & Mary and for the ColourQ challenge to use Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Certainly Celery.

I have to admit this color combo threw me for a loop at first.  I wasn't sure how I liked the Calypso Coral against the Blushing Bride, so to make everything go together a little better, I pulled out my sponge dauber and sponged the edges of the Blushing Bride circle and sponged the star. In the end, I love how it turned out!

The main image is from an old set called A Little Something.  I actually found this set at the Goodwill a few weeks ago for like $2!  The sentiment is from the current set Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Supply List
Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride

Stamps: A Little Something (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon

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Best Friend

Good Thursday morning to you!  I hope your week is winding down in a good way.  This morning's card is for two different challenges:

Pals Paper Arts which is a color challenge this week to use Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, and then a color of choice.  I chose to use Melon Mambo!

Deconstructed Sketch

I was inspired by a card I saw in an online gallery last night to use this set, Best of Everything.  This is one of my favorite sets in the main Idea Book & Catalog.  For some reason, it had never occurred to me to use this image as a branch... why did I think it was a tree?  HAHA!  It makes sense to me now because of the bird... a bird sits on a branch, right?  The card I was inspired by added flowers to the branch, which I also did.  I think it makes a cute main image!

The sentiment is from last year's Sale-a-Bration set called Punch Bunch (retired).  I'm not sure I have ever used this particular image.  I thought it would be cute to make this a generic friend card.

Supply List
Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cheerful Treat Dp (hostess)
Stamps: Best of Everything & Punch Bunch (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 1'' Circle Punch, 1 1/4'' Circle Punch, Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by... have a great day!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cup of Thanks

Good morning!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  It is beautiful outside here today, but very cold!  I am sooooo ready for spring, bring on the 70+ degree weather!  I think it is supposed to warm up later in the week, woo hoo!

Today's card is for two challenges:

Color Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to use Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, & Very Vanilla.  I love this fresh & springy color combination! 

This is also for the sketch challenge over on Skipping Stones Design.

As you already know, I am obsessed with the new set in the Occasions Mini called Tea Shoppe.  It's sooo versatile and cute!  This time, I used it to make a thank you card.  I stamped the tea cup on Very Vanilla card stock with Wild Wasabi, cut it out, and mounted it on dimensionals.

The flower is non-Stampin' Up that I've had in my stash for probably close to 5 years... we all have these hoarded supplies, right?  The ribbon is retired, but it is striped Wild Wasabi.  The designer paper is from a Hostess Prints Pack that was available last year, also retired.  The circle die cut and the embossing folder I used are non-Stampin' Up.

Supplies List:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride dp (retired)
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Blushing Bride Glimmer Brad, Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon (retired), Paper Flower (non SU), Circle Die Cuts (non SU), Swirls Embossing Folder (non SU)

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Fresh Vintage

It's been a while since I have just sat down and made a card just because, so today that's what I did!  This is for two challenges:

Mojo Monday
Color Throwdown

The colors for the Throwdown are Ruby Red (retired, but you can easily sub Riding Hood Red), Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, and Pretty in Pink.  I actually used some Ruby Red card stock because I still have quite a bit of it left.  I used Riding Hood Red accessories, and as you can see, they really do almost match.

I used the great set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog, Fresh Vintage.  I absolutely LOVE this set!  I think it's one of the best sets they have ever offered for Sale-a-Bration.  You can earn yours FREE by placing a $50 order on my website by March 31st!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Ruby Red (retired), Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Nursery Nest DP
Stamps: Fresh Vintage
Ink: Ruby Red, Certainly Celery (marker), Pretty in Pink (marker)
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Brads (earn free w/ a $50 order), Riding Hood Red Pleated Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle die cuts

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Recipe Holder & Cards

Here is another project I made for our craft sale.  It is a recipe holder & cards!  The holder is a jumbo wooden clothespin you can find at any of the big box craft stores.  I got mine at A.C. Moore.  I used my Cricut cartridge, Preserves to make the recipe cards.  The paper is Stampin' Up called Berry Blossoms.

I love how this came out! 

To cover the clip, you just have to cut your paper and then adhere with Modge Podge... simple!

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Mini Composition Books & Clips

This is another item that I've made for the craft show next weekend.  They are mini composition books with matching flower jumbo paper clip.  I have had these Prima flowers for probably 3 years and had never used them.  I started with those and then matched the paper to them.  This retired Throughly Modern designer paper was the perfect match!  I am always happy to use up retired supplies, too!

You can find these mini composition books at most dollar stores.  They are really easy to cover and make a really cute gift!

Here is a close up of the jumbo paper clip.  I used a non-Stampin' Up rhinestone brad for the center of it.  I layered 3 flowers on the top and then one on the back and adhered with a glue dot.

This was really quick & easy!  I am hoping they will be a hit at the craft show!

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