Monday, May 21, 2012

Dandelion Graduation

Here's my final post for today!  It's for the Mojo Monday sketch and for the Playdate Cafe color challenge to use black, white, and a splash of mustard yellow (I used More Mustard, of course!)

I used the upcoming set, World Treasures for my floral image which reminds me of dandelions when it's stamped in this color!  The sentiment is from the trusty, Teeny Tiny Wishes set which I think EVERYONE should have!

Supplies List:
Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard, Basic Black dp (part of the neutrals print pack)
Stamps: World Treasures, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: More Mustard, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Antique Brads (black), Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a wonderful Monday!

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Chocolate Frappe Bottle

 I made these for my student assistants, 9 to be exact.  They didn't take me long to do at all and I think they turned out super cute!  The best news is... I finally cut all my sheets of Au Chocolate designer paper... haha, I've had it FOREVER!  Obviously, it's retired.. so is the stamp set I used called Eat Chocolate.

Supplies List:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Au Chocolate DP (retired)
Stamps: Eat Chocolate (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Early Espresso Striped Ribbon (retired), Large Oval Punch

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Up, Up, & Away Art

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  It's getting closer to my studio's dance recital, it's on June 2nd, and I always like to make things for the people who have helped me get ready.  This particular piece is for my graduating seniors.  I actually made three identical pieces... I need to me a fourth, but it's for a boy, so I'm trying to figure out how to make something that isn't girly!

I made my scene with one of my most favorite sets, Up, Up, & Away!  I used the soon to be retiring hostess paper, Cheerful Treat for my "grass".

Complete Supplies:Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Cheerful Treat DP
Stamps: Up, Up, & Away
Ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Marina Mist
Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon, Circle Nesties (non-SU), Stampin' Dimensionals

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thankful Peacock {Sneak Peek}

 Here's the card I made this morning for the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge and the Pals Paper Arts Sketch challenge!

I used the upcoming set, World Treasures that will be available June 1st!  I paired it with the Sale-a-Bration set from this year called Outlined Occasions which, unfortunately, is no longer available.

The color challenge on Create with Connie & Mary is to use Poppy Parade (which will retired on May 31st), Pool Party, & Basic Black.  It's a fun color combination and thought this peacock would like great in the bright colors!

Supplies List:
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Pocketful of Posies DP (will retire May 31st),  Comfort Cafe DP (available June 1st)
Stamps: World Treasures (available June 1st), Outline Occasions (retired)
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party
Accessories: Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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A Cup of Thanks {Sneak Peek}

Hello!  I actually made this card yesterday, but didn't have a chance to post it.  It's for the sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used my *NEW* designer paper Comfort Cafe which will be available to order on June 1st!  I used a new Framelit collection called Bitty Banners.  It will be available to order on June 1st as well!  I also used the new In-Color called Midnight Muse for the tea cup. 

Speaking of NEW... the new ink pads from Stampin' Up! are amazing!!  If you haven't heard, Stampin' Up has revamped their ink pads and they are soooo nice.  You won't believe how "juicy" they are and how you don't have to keep tapping to fully ink an image!  You will love them!

Supplies List:
Paper: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DP (available June 1st!)
Stamps: Tea Shoppe (carrying over from the Occasions Mini Catalog.. yay!) 
Ink: Midnight Muse (available June 1st), Soft Suede
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Bitty Banners (available June 1st), Soft Suede Ribbon (retired)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mixed Bunch

Ok, this is my final card for today and is also one I made at my mom's house on Sunday!  She has the Mixed Bunch stamp set which is on my list of must-haves!  It's so cute!

I used the soon to be reitring designer paper,

This card is pretty self-explanatory, so I will just give you the supplies list!

Supplies List:
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Flirtatious DP
Stamps: Mixed Bunch
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Wisteria Wonder Polka Dotted Brads, Stampin' Dimensioanls, Blossom Punch, 1'' Circle Punch, 3'4'' Circle Punch

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Happiest Birthday

For Mother's Day, my mom and I had a stampin' day!  It was really fun and I got to use some of her products that I don't own!  I actually own the set Apothecary Art, but I have had a hard time getting into it.  I don't know what it is, but I have a hard time getting the stamp to ink and stamp clearly.  I think I have figured out that I need to invest in a bigger clear block and I hear the new Stampin' Up ink pads are AWESOME and cover stamps much better, so I am hopeful!

I used the Label Framelits along with the Edgelits on this card.  I just love them and I'm so happy Stampin' Up is creating these products!  The designer paper is retired and is called Bella Blue.  I did "old school" watercoloring by pressing the ink pad to the lid and then using my Aqua Painters to color the image.  I love how it turned out!

Supplies List:
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Bella Blue Dp (retired)
Stamps: Apothecary Art
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Labels Framelits, Edgelits, Pleated Baja Breeze Ribbon, Vintage Lace, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painters

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Array of Thanks

Hello!  Today's card is for the Create with Connie & Mary sketch challenge!  They always have the best sketch and color challenges!

I used the soon to be retired set, Array of Sunshine as the main image for this card.  The sentiment is from the retired set, Watercolor Trio.  I again used the Pocketful of Posies designer paper which is also set to retire May 31st!  Don't forget, you can place your online order HERE!

I am really going to miss the color Pear Pizzazz when it retires, it's such a great shade of green!  With that being said, my pre-order items from the new catalog are set to arrive today!  Woo hoo!  So, tomorrow I should be back with some "preview" samples for you!

Supplies List:Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pocketful of Posies DP (set to retire May 31st)
Stamps: Array of Sunshine (set to retire May 31st), Watercolor Trio (retired)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day {Sneak Peek}

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!  I made this card for my special Mom.  She is the best! 

I used a NEW set that will be in the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up Catalog!  You will be able to purchase this set on June 1st!  If you are a current customer, your catalog has mailed and you should receive it this week!  If you are a new customer and would like a catalog, please send me an email to and I can get you set up!

The new set featured here is called World Treasures.  I love this wonderful floral image it has.  The sentiment is from a retired set called Well Scripted.  I used some retired designer paper called Throughly Modern.

The sketch is this week's Clean&Simple Fall-to-Sketch.  It's one of my favorite weekly challenges!

Complete Supplies List
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Throughly Modern Designer Paper (retired)
Stamps: World Treasures (coming June 1st!), Well Scripted (retired)
Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Write Markers

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thank You Blossoms

Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week has been going well.  Mine has been pretty hectic, so stamping has been therapeutic!

I had to take a break from graduation cards today, I wanted to break out something different!  Today's card features the set, Bold Blossom which is a fun little set.  I love the flowers, butterfly & sentiment.  It's definitely a must have!  I paired it with the soon to be retired designer paper Poppy Parade.  I love the geometric designs in this paper!  If you love it too, don't miss out... it will retired on May 30th!  You can order it in my online store HERE!

Today's card is for the ColourQ to use Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, and White.  I think the dash of orange really makes this card stand out!  I also liked that I could use up some of my Pear Pizzazz ribbon since it will also retire on May 30th.  I'm sad to see this color go, it has become one of my favorites!

The sketch is for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.

Full Supplies ListPaper: Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Poppy Parade DP
Stamps: Bold Blossom
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Glimmer Brads in Pear Pizzazz, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Square Nestabilities (non-SU)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another Graduation...

Good morning!  I'm back at it with graduation cards... only a few more left to do!  This is for today's color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, and Crumb Cake.  I thought it was the perfect color combination for my final masculine graduation card.

This is also for the Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I used the retired Great Grads set again for this card.  It's just a great set, especially for masculine cards as it doesn't have any floral images or anything "girly"... and my main stash of stamps are allll girly!

I used the retired designer paper Blueberry Crisp on this card.  I bought it long ago and have only cut into a few pieces... paper hording strikes again!

I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the image in two colors (Pacific Point & Certainly Celery) and finished the card off with some Linen Thread and a retired Corduroy Brad in Kraft.

Full Supplies List:
Paper: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Blueberry Crisp DP (retired)

Stamp: Great Grad

Ink: Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker, Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories: Linen Thread, Corduroy Button in Kraft (retired), Circle Nesties (non-SU), Scallop Oval Nesties (non-SU), Stampin' Dimensionals

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Great Grad

As I shared in my previous post, I have a lot of Graduation cards to make!  My brother and cousin just graduated from college and I have four high school seniors at the studio who are graduating next month.  I never make graduation cards to have on hand, so I have to make them as I need them!

This one uses the retired set Great Grads again.  I think it goes perfectly with this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I actually used my Color Coach to come up with this color combination of Pool Party, Not Quite Navy, and So Saffron.  I like how it turned out!

The designer paper is from an old hostess prints pack that came out YEARS ago... how do I still have this stuff.  UGH, my paper hording has become ridiculous.. haha!

Complete Supplies List:
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Pool Party, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy Print (retired)
Stamps: Great Grads (retired)
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Circle Embossing Folder (non-SU), Stamp-a-ma-Jig, So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Nesties (non-SU)

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Blushing Grad

Hello!  I know I've been away for quite a while.  I go through periods of extreme busyness, but I finally got to sit down and make a card last night.  Actually, I have a lot of graduation cards I need to make, so it's almost out of necessity that I stamp... and that works for me!  HAHA!

I actually based this card off this one by Heather T over on Splitcoast Stampers.  She was the featured stamper yesterday.  After I've been away from stamping for a while, I need to CASE something to get my juices flowing again!  This was the perfect opportunity.

This card uses the set Itty Bitty Buds.  It was a hostess set a few years ago and I bought this set pre-order because for some reason I thought I would use it all the time... needless to say this was probably like my 2nd or 3rd time using it!  The sentiment is from the retired set Great Grads.  I borrowed it from my mom because I don't own a graduation set and Stampin' Up doesn't currently carry one.

The ribbon is non-Stampin' Up.  For some reason I am totally out of Basic Black ribbon... ACK!  How did that happen?

I used Blushing Bride as this color will be retiring at the end of the month!

Complete Supplies List:
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds (retired), Great Grads (retired)
Ink: Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Black Marker, Black Ribbon (non-SU), Basic Rhinestones, Circle Nesties (non-SU)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!!

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