Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday Bliss

I make mostly birthday cards, so when I saw this set in the new Catalog, I just had to have it! And I love the saying: "May your layers be many and your frosting be thick." So cute!

I think I have confessed this before, but I have been having a hard time with the new In Colors. Some of them seemed really loud to me when I first got them. Now that I have been playing with them for a while, they are starting to grow on me. This combination of Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie works really well together. I'm sure I'll be using it again!

Materials for this card are: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stock; Jet Black Staz-on; Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pads; Blender Pens; 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch; Hearts and Brackets Die and Big Shot; Stampin' Dimensionals; Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

This week's Deal of the Week is the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for $18.99 (reg price $29.95)!

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Bears on the card and in real life

So little did I know that when I made this card, there would be real bears in our neighborhood. Now we don't live where there would normally be bears, we live in a city. I'll admit that our lots are pretty wooded for being in the city, and we do get wildlife (we have a lot of deer come through the yard) but never bears!

I just recently got this set Under the Stars. I've always thought it was cute and I am teaching a paper bag scrapbook class at a Girl Scout Leaders retreat, so I thought this set would be so perfect for the class! I haven't started designing my scrapbook yet, but I thought that I would play with it a little to see what I could come up with.

Since it's camp season, I thought I would make a card that kids could send home from camp. Do kids even send letters home from camp anymore? Do the just send email these days?

Anyway, the materials for this card are: Under the Stars, Woodgrain, Calendar Alphabet, Taffy Alphabet stamp sets; Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Real Red and Whisper White card stock; Always Artichoke, Real Red, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMarker; Hemp Twine.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Color Inspiration

Yeah! It's a new Color Inspiration from Kristina.

I decided to play with some of my new stamps on this card. I used the Birthday Bliss stamp set for the image on the tag. One of the things I like about this set is that all of the images can be punched out. I also used the new Cornelli Lace Jumbo Wheel. I thought this pattern was really cool and I just had to have the wheel.
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Materials for this card: Birthday Bliss stamp set; Cornelli Lace jumbo wheel; Rose Red, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, and Whisper White card stock; Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pads; Certainly Celery 5/8 in Grosgrain Ribbon; Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool; Stampin' Dimensionals; Crop-a-Dile.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New stamps!

My order of stamps from the new Catalog arrived while we were on vacation and I finally got a chance to play with them on Sunday. It was the first time in a while that I have taken the time to just be creative. I had so much fun!

This stamp is one that I just had to have the moment I saw it. The new Medallion background stamp. I used a technique called chalk board to color the image. Basically, you stamp and image with White Craft Ink onto dark paper and then color with chalks. I only used Old Olive, but I think this same card would look great with several colors of chalk.

Next month, I am teaching a technique class on August 15th. We'll be creating this card, so if you're in the Winston-Salem area and want to attend, contact me today!

Materials for this card are: Medallion stamp set; Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant card stock; White Craft Ink; Stampin' Pastels; Sponge Dauber; Clear Rhinestone Brads; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week

This week's Deal of the Week is Square Rhinestone Brads for just $6.99! Click here to Shop Now.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the week

This week's deal of the week is the Doctor's Bag for $49.99! Contact me today to order! This deal will be good until Sunday!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deal of the Week!

Each week in July, Stampin' Up! will be offering a Deal of the Week. This week's deal is the Scallop Edge Punch for just $10.99! Contact me today to take advantage of the Deal of the Week.