Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Card #3 and a Peek at Decor Elements

Hi! I know I missed yesterday, but I'm back and I have a cute card to share. This one uses the Forest Friends set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I just love the darling deer and bunny in this set! The accent piece with the deer was a CASE, but it was posted in a collage photo from a whole swap group and it didn't have the designer's name on it. I tried my hand at using the brayer. It's a tricky little bugger, but the results are so pretty and I know that with a little practice it will be much easier to do.
I used To the Nines Specialty Designer Series Paper (You have got to feel the amazing thickness and texture of this paper!)
for the background and some Versamark watermark stamping. I'm very happy with the results.

Next I wanted to share how wonderful theses Decor Elements pieces look on my good friend's bedroom wall! She placed the order at Darla's workshop and has been very under the weather lately, so I went to her house and put it up for her. She graciously allowed me to take a photo. The vinyl has a matte finish and looks beautiful. It was actually very easy to put up by simply following the included instructions. Thanks, Madolyn, for letting me share! Don't you think it looks great?


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bridal Shower Card

I used an idea that is flying around the web right now, cutting the large scallop circle into a dress shape. I honestly don't know where it originated, but I've seen it a lot on Split Coast Stampers. I embossed it with the floral Texturz Plate using another trick I picked up over at SCS. I spritzed the cardstock with rubbing alcohol to get a deeper impression. I've always done this with water, but the alcohol dries so very quickly. The embossed flowers & dots were highlighted with 2-Way glue & Dazzling Diamonds. The DSP here is Walk in the Park from the Occassions Mini (BTW, this is includede in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale!).
I hope you enjoy today's share.

Supplies used (all from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Versamark ink pad & pen
Paper: Walk in the Park DSP, Regal Rose, Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Ticket Corner punch, 1/16" punch, Organza Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Clear Rhinestone Brads
Techniques: Heat Embossing

Remember: Stampin' Up! is having a too-good-to-miss-out-on special on Designer Series Paper special throughout the month of May. Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper and/or Textured cardstock, get 1 pack FREE!
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Finally a Baseball-Free Weekend!

Wow! Have I been overwhelmed lately with the month of May! All of what used to be free moments have been literally consumed by end-of-the year teacher and Mama duties and baseball practices & games! I finally have a weekend where all of my time is not spoken for. Whew!

I have been creating in those late night hours after kids are in dreamland......using Stampin' Up!'s amazing designer series papers. I just haven't been able to photograph, edit and post anything. SO my pledge to you is to post a new creation every day this week highlighting this fabulous paper. Be sure to bookmark & check back daily or better yet, subscribe to my blog so you'll be reminded when a new creation has been posted.

Here is today's treasure:

I used the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. These colors are so rich and yummy! I also used the Big Shot and my favorite die, Top Note (a SU! exclusive) and the Scallop Circle die to create the cute little purse. It really is absolutely darling irl if I do say so myself! I will be making a whole bunch more of these for gifts! I used the Sincere Salutations stamp set (so beautiful & incredibly versatile!)and a variety of Stampin' Up!'s fun punches to create four tiny, cute, and useful note cards which fit perfectly inside the box part of the purse with mini 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" envelopes.

Supplies used (all from Stampin' Up!):
Ink: Versamark, Basic Gray Classic
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, & Regal Rose Cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, Scallop Circle die, Scallop Edge Punch, Eyelet Border punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Certainly Celery SAB Ribbon Bundle, small circle of velcro as a closure
Techniques: Heat Embossing

Remember: Stampin' Up! is having a too-good-to-miss-out-on special on Designer Series Paper special throughout the month of May. Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper and/or Textured cardstock, get 1 pack FREE!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stamp-a-Stack Class- Friday, May 15

**Click flyer for a more clear look.** We will be using some fun stamp sets:
Funky Forest Wheel
Trendy Trees
Great Friend (from Occasions Mini)Sincere Salutions...among others. All cards have been designed by me. Come have some fun and get your creativity on!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

New Stampin' Up! Promotions:

May 1 marks the beginning of National Scrapbooking Month and Stampin' Up! is ready to celebrate with the following three special offers. Offers end May 31:
Time to stock up on Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous Designer, Specialty and Textured Paper. Buy three, get one free on Designer Series paper and 12" x 12" textured card stock (and girls, this is luscious textured card stock). This includes the Specialty Designer Papers but does not include Taste of Textiles.
Join my team by choosing a limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit for just $75. Get full demonstrator discounts and benefits and earn extra "moola," too! Click here for contents of the $75 kit and full details!
Enjoy a sneak peek opportunity to purchase the Jumble Alphabet stamp set (set of 52) from the upcoming Fall/Winter Catalog at 20 percent off. You get it way before it will be offered in the catalog AND at a discount (regular price:$43.95, sale price: $35.16). WooHoo!

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you place an
order on-line, add your qualifying product (three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12" x 12" textured card stock) to your shopping bag. When you check out, you need to click a link in the Special Offers section that will bring up a pop-up window directing you to choose a free pack of paper. If you experience any problems, please email me.

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