Saturday, July 28, 2012

Betsy's Blossom

Hi everyone!  Before I get into my card for today, I want to share with you that I took the picture with my PHONE!  I know I'm late jumping on the smartphone bandwagon, but now that I have, I can never go back!  I think it took a great picture!

Anyway, onto my card!  I used the new Betsy's Blossom and paired it with the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.  I love how it turned out!  The sketch is this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge.  It was a challenge for me as I haven't made a card with a lot of layers and elements in quite a while.

The bird is stamped and then cut out and mounted on dimensionals over the branch image.  The flowers are punched out of the 1'' circle punch.  The centers were stamped in Island Indigo and punched out with one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack.

Supplies List (with links to purchase the product)
Paper: Whisper WhiteIsland Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Betsy's Blossom
Ink: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: 1'' Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Label Framelits, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' DimensionalsFancy Fan Embossing Folder

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

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Razzleberry Cupcake

Hello!!  It's Thursday and it's HOT here... may push 100 degrees which will make for a REALLY hot night at the studio.  Ugh!  Anyway, this card is for today's Create with Connie & Mary challenge which is a sketch this week and for yesterday's Color Throwdown which was to use Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (retired), and Whisper White.

I have to admit, I am LOVING this color combination and I'm so sad that Bermuda Bay is no longer a current color.  It was a crisp deep greenish blue and I just loved it.  I, luckily had a few scraps left so I could make it the accent color on this card.

I used an older, but still current set, Create a Cupcake which coordinates with the Cupcake Builder Punch.  The sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Banners set and is cut out with the new Bitty Banners Framelits

I dry embossed the Pool Party circle and the frosting on the cupcake with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, but it didn't really show up when I took the picture.  The designer paper is a print from the new Floral District Designer Series Paper.

Supplies List:
Paper: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (retired), Whisper White, Floral District DP
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay (retired)
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Cupcake Builder Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Basic Rhinestone, Scallop Border Punch, 2 3/8'' Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2'' Circle Punch

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

3 Cheers!

Hello!  When I saw today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers, I knew exactly which stamp set I was going to use, Happy Hour!  It's one of my favorite sets from the new catalog!  I paired the sketch with this week's ColourQ which is to use the colors Kiwi Kiss (I subbed for Summer Starfruit since Kiwi Kiss is retired and I no longer have any of the paper), Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Brilliant Blue (retired, but I still had some paper and the ink pad), and Whisper White.

All the items used on my card are current with the exception of the Brilliant Blue cardstock and ink.  The closest current color would probably be Pacific Point.

The designer paper I used comes from two new prints, Floral District and Patio Party.  Both have fun and versatile designs!

Supplies List:
Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue (retired), Floral District Dp, Patio Party Dp
Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Regal Rose, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Piercing Pack

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wishing Big

Hello!  I sat down and made this card for yesterday's Mojo Monday sketch challenge!  This sketch really appealed to me because of the different panels, perfect for showcasing some of my new designer paper!  I used the new Patio Party paper for this card.

I once again pulled out my new Daydream Medallions set and Floral Framelits.  I am so happy I purchased these two products because they are so fun and versatile!  The sentiment is from the set Word Play which I actually got free for my feature in the Stampin' Success magazine!

I am loving the new in-colors... aren't you?  This card features several of them, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, and Summer Starfruit!

Supplies List:
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Patio Party Dp
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Word Play
Ink: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Floral Framelits, Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Happy Hallo-Wing

I'm on a roll with the holiday cards!  I love this new set,  Tricky Treats.  It coordinates with several punches which makes for an easy card or project.  I don't make too many Halloween themed cards or projects, so I still have some of this old Ghostly Greetings designer paper.  I haven't bought any additional Halloween themed designer paper since because it's taken me years to use this... and I still have more!

I also used some retired striped Pumpkin Pie ribbon.  I love this wide ribbon and I am kind of sad Stampin' Up discontinued it.

This is for the Tuesday Morning Sketch!

Supply List
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Ghostly Greetings Dp (retired)
Stamps: Tricky Treats
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 3/8'' circle punch, Scallop circle punch

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Hello!  I'm here with a card using one of my most favorite sets from the 2012-2013 catalog called Happy Hour!  There are so many options for this set, but I think my favorite way to use it might be as a Christmas theme!

This is for two challenges:
1.  Today's color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to use Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla

2.  Come and Get it sketch challenge from Sunday

I used the new holiday designer series paper called Be of Good Cheer which just happens to have all the colors for the color challenge in it!  Woo hoo!

Supply List:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer DP
Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Gumball Green stitched ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great day!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Daydream Elegance

Hello!  I hope you have had a great weekend!  Today's Card Positioning Systems sketch inspired me to make this card.  I just got new stampin' goodies and one of my favorite new toys is the Floral Framelits and the Daydream Medallions stamp set.  I knew when I saw the sketch that I would use these elements.

I consulted my Color Coach for a fun color combination.  I really love the new in-color, Summer Starfruit so I went with a color combo that included that.  I ended up with Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant, and Summer Starfruit.  I just love this fresh combination!

I pulled out my trusty Elements of Style set as I thought the images paired nicely with the Daydream Medallions.  The designer series paper is Comfort Cafe and Twitterpated

Supplies List:
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Twitterpated DP, Comfort Cafe DP
Stamps: Elements of Style & Daydream Medallions
Ink: Baja Breeze, Concord Crush
Accessories: Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch

I hope you enjoy my card!  Have a great day!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Polka Dot Fun

Wow!  It's been quite a while since I've been able to sit down and stamp.  We had a huge national competition all last week and I am just now getting caught up on everything!  I have a box full of new Stampin' Up goodies and I was determined to play with some of them today!

This card is for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I used the new designer series paper called Polka Dot Parade along with two new stamp sets, World Treasures and Itty Bitty Banners.  I also used the new Framelits, Bitty Banners.  Everything on this card is current... WOO HOO!

Supplies List:
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Polka Dot Parade Dp
Ink: Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive
Stamps: World Treasures & Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Silver Brads, Basic Rhinestones

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