Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Color Inspiration Card

When I started out making my card for this week's Color Inspiration, I was going to make a masculine birthday card because I need one. But as you can see, that's not what I ended up with. These bright colors were just right for the flowers in Petal Pizazz.

Materials for this card are: Petal Pizazz and Curvy Verses stamp sets; Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Real Red and Whisper White card stock; Real Red Pacific Point and Summer Sun Classic Stampin' Pads; Scallop Edge Punch; Black Gingham ribbon; White gel pen.

Don't forget to check out my Retirement List Contest!

Retirement List Contest

The list of stamps that will retire from the current Idea Book & Catalog will be here in a few days, but before it gets here, I have a contest for you!

Email me a list of 10 stamp sets you think will be on the retirement list and the person who gets the most guesses correct will win a $30 gift certificate. (In the case of a tie a winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries.)

Everyone who participates will get a $5 gift certificate good on a purchase of $50 or more from July 1-August 31, 2009.

Entires are due by Midnight Eastern time on Saturday, May 30, 2009.

You can view the Stampin' Up! Catalog here.

This contest is available only through Elizabeth Goliber, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and is not offered by Stampin' Up!

Friday, May 22, 2009

May Stamp Class Project

This is one of the cards we made at my class this month. The theme for this month was design techniques and finding inspiration. This card is from the February '09 issue of SheetLoad of Cards. I love to use SheetLoad sketches because they include the measurements so I don't have spend a ton of time figuring out how to cut my paper.

The materials I used for this card are: Good Friend stamp set; Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pads; Pumpkin Pie Patterns Designer Series Paper; Silver Brads; Stampin' Dimensionals.

June's class is a Birthday Stamp-A-Stack! We'll be making 10 birthday cards (2 each of 5 designs) to help you build up your stash of cards. Class cost is $15.
Click on the date to register for class!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2 Sketches Card

This is my card from the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch for this week. I almost forgot to post it! I made a few cards earlier in the week and this was one of them. It wasn't until yesterday afternoon when I was adding photos to my Facebook page, that I realized I hadn't posted this card.

I used my new Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die to emboss a background on the card and then added the textured card stock and a tag cut from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets. I used the saying from the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I really love the saying!

Materials for this card are: Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set; Basic Gray, and Sahara Sand card stock, Baja Breeze textured card stock; Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad; Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die and Lots of Tags Sizzlets; Old Olive 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Giveaway for Facebook Fans

If you haven't became a fan of my stamping business on Facebook, make sure you do it soon! On May 29, I will enter all of my fans into a drawing for some fabulous Stampin' Up! merchandise. You can only win if you're a fan so visit my page today!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Color Inspiration #52

This week's Color Inspiration from Kristina was a little difficult for me. I'm not a big fan of More Mustard, so it took me a while to figure out how to incorporate it in my card. I also wanted to use a stamp set I haven't used in a while. I am loving the new sets that I just got, but I want to make sure I keep things interesting here.

Materials for this card: Pick a Petal and Sincere Salutations stamp sets; Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, More Mustard and Whisper White card stock; So Saffron and More Mustard Classic Stampin Pads; Big Shot and Lots of Tags Sizzlets; Button Bouquet Designer Buttons, 1 inch circle Punch; Whisper White Taffeta ribbon; Glue Dots.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Stampin' Up! Wins Readers' Choice Awards

For the ninth year in a row, Stampin' Up! has won several categories of the Creating Keepsakes Readers' Choice Awards!

This year they won for their rubber stamps, the 2008 Spring and Summer Idea Book and Catalog and the Write Me a Memory Font CD. Stampin' Up! has won in the Rubber Stamps category every year since 2000. That's not surprising, though, considering how awesome their stamps are!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Gifts

This is what I made my Mom and Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day. They read my blog, so I couldn't post this until after Mother's Day. The one in the picture is one that I made for me to keep. Since I was making more that one, I traced my daughter's hand onto an old folder and cut it out. Then I used that to trace onto my Designer Paper. (It took both my husband and I to get a good tracing.)

You can do this with any kind of silhouette or shape to make quick wall art for your home. This would be great decorate a child's room or playroom. Hmmm... Oh wait, I don't need another project to add to my list.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fun Card

I have a big pile of scraps on my desk and I decided that rather than file them away, it would be more fun to try to use only scraps to make some cards. I've made several cards but so far the pile doesn't seem any smaller.

My mom also brought me some of her Big Shot dies to play with. So this card is a combination of using up scraps and playing with my Big Shot.

Materials for this card are: Seeing Spots and On Your Birthday stamp sets; Rose Red, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stock; Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock; Pacific Point and Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pads; Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits and Flower Blossom Sizzlets dies; 1 3/4 Inch circle punch; Black Gingham ribbon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Scrabook Page

I decided that since May is National Scrapbooking Month, that I would actually try to get some scrapbooking done! Remember back in January when I said my goal for this year was to scrap two pages a month? Well, I created two pages in January and since then, NOTHING. This month I am going to try to get back on track!

I created this page based on a video from Carrie Cudney of Stampin' Up! that you can view here. This page was really easy and fairly quick to make. I only used a little bit of card stock and the rest is Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I totally agree with Carrie when she says in the video that one of the things she love about the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper is that since it comes in packs with twelve designs, you don't have to worry about coordination. That's already done for you!

Materials for this page: Warm Words stamp set; Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Bella Rose DSP; Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad; Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker; Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlets and Naturally Serif Decorative Strip; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon; Button Bouquet Designer Buttons; Glue Dots;

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Color Inspiration 51

I love this week's Color Inspiration from Kristina Werner! (I think I say something to that effect every week, but they are always so inspiring!) I can't say that I would use mustard if left to my own devices, but I think it looks really great on this card.

I created this card using Petal Pizazz which is one of the sets I earned for my sales and recruiting during Sale-A-Bration. I love having new sets to create with! Even better that they were free!

Materials for this card are: Petal Pizazz and Hugs and Wishes stamp sets; Rose Red, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Rose Red and More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pads; Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad; 3/4 inch and 1 inch circle punches, Rose Red grosgrain ribbon; Top Note die and Big Shot; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

First Birthday Card

Today is our friend and neighbor's first birthday and we are going to her birthday celebration this evening. I made this card for her. I actually made the card below first and decide to try making it into a standard size card.

The materials for both cards are pretty much the same, so I'll lump them both together. Petal Pizazz, Serif Numbers and On Your Birthday stamp sets; Rose Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Regal Rose, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pads; Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon; Background 1 Texture Plates and Big Shot; One inch and 1 3/4 inch circle punches; silver brads; crafter's tool kit.

Friday, May 1, 2009

National Scrapbooking Month Specials

May is National Scrapbooking Month and Stampin' Up is offering several great specials to celebrate!

Buy Three Get One Free

When you buy three packs of Designer Series Paper and/or Textured Car Stock, you get the fourth FREE! You can mix and match DSP and Textured Card Stock and there's no limit to the number of times you can take advantage of this offer. Now is a great time to stock up!

Designer Series Paper is on pages 158-161 of the Idea Book & Catalog and page 9 of the Occasions Mini. Textured Card Stock is on pages 153-155 of the Idea Book & Catalog and is available in assorted packs.

Stamp Set Sneak Peek

Stampin' Up! is offering a sneak peek at an alphabet set that will be available in the next Idea Book & Catalog. You can purchase the Jumble Alphabet this month for 20% off! (Just $35.16.)

Scrapbooking Starter Kit

If you want to get started as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you are a scrapbooker, now is a great time! In your Starter Kit, you'll get to choose an alphabet set, Simply Scrappin' Kit, 12x12 Assorted Textured Card Stock and a Craft Stampin' Pad. You'll also get all of the business supplies you need to start your own Stampin' Up! Business. The price of this special Starter kit is $75. If you would like to join my Stampin' Up! team, contact me today!