July 31, 2012

Scrap Ribbon Flower

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is a CASE from Dawn Griffith.  We'll be doing this technique in our Technique Club tomorrow night.  It is one of those fast and easy techniques that looks like you've spent a long time doing it.  It's called scrap ribbon technique (very technical).  Basically, it's just ribbon scraps laid underneath a punched image.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the technique club, email me.

Come back tomorrow ... the new Holiday Catalog will be available!!!  Can't wait to show you.


July 30, 2012

Scentsational Season

Hi Stamping Friends.  It's been difficult to work on cards as much as I would like because of the "Olympic Distraction".  They are so easy to get caught up in.

But I did take a moment to play with one of my new stamp sets from the upcoming Holiday Catalog called Scentsational Season, along with the coordinating framelits.  I also used new designer paper, sentiment and woodgrain embossing folder.  Only two more days until the catalog can be revealed! 

This is one of the cards that we'll be making at my August 12th class (the Twelfth Day of Christmas).  It will be an open studio format on that day (because it's on a Sunday).  Anytime between 1:30-5:30 you can join us to make Christmas cards.  Cost is $2 per card.  There will be a minimum of 4 designs available to choose from (maybe more if I can tear myself away from the TV).  If interested in joining us, please let me know no later than August 10th.


July 28, 2012

Fantastic Downline

Hi Stamping Friends.  I forgot to post these the other day after my downline meeting.  These were made by one of my downline, Toni Harper.  She did a fantastic job.

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July 25, 2012

Mixed Thanks

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is one of those cards that looks so difficult, but it's really easy.  It's a CASE from fellow demonstrator Dawn Olenchik.  The stamp set is Mixed Bunch, in Riding Hood Red and River Rock on Very Vanilla.  The ribbon is retired, but don't want to "waste" those "old" supplies.

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July 23, 2012

Downline Mojo

Nicole Simon

Jean Fleischer

Hi Stamping Friends.  Tonight I had my downline meeting, and only a couple ladies were able to make it.  So we made a couple of cards, then I issued a challenge to the ones who decided to stay a little longer.  I printed out the Mojo Monday challenge and they were allowed to use whatever supplies I had.  They both decided to make Christmas cards since I had the newest papers and dies from the upcoming Holiday Catalog available August 1st.  They did a great job!

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July 20, 2012

Scentsational Season 411

Hi Stamping Friends.  Today I decided to head over to the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch challenge.  It's a pretty cool site, especially for beginners (and experienced stampers too).   

I am so excited that I've received my pre-order for the new Holiday Catalog which begins August 1st.  The designer paper found in the catalog was my inspiration for colors ... bashful blue, real red, and very vanilla.  The red border is made using the finishing touches edgelits, and the circles are made using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits.  The stamp set is a new set called Scentsational Season with coordinating framelits (yeah no cutting by hand).  The ribbon is the 1/4" stitched red grosgrain ribbon.

SmileyCentral.comA little fun side note -- the cup has a cute snowflake on the front, so I decided to cover it up, so it wouldn't necessarily be a winter/Christmas card.  As I'm showing the card to my husband (a typically good critic) the first thing he said was, "hot chocolate on a Christmas night".   So much for pretending it's not a winter card! 

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July 19, 2012

Reason to Smile

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is a card we made at a recent Demonstrator brainstorming session that I was at.  I showcases the set Reason to Smile, which is available only in July for $5 (with a $50 minimum order).  The colors are Daffodil Delight, Black, and Calypso Coral.  The new butterfly punch has such a nice shape to it, and it just added enough embellishment to to card to make it pop.

Butterfly Punch (Item #127526)

Reason to Smile Stamp Set (Item #131273 Wood, #131275 Clear Mount)  Available for $5 only with a $50 order.

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July 18, 2012

Postage Due

Hi Stamping Friends.  Here is another one of those stamp sets that I was thinking of not getting ... but I'm so glad I did.  I love the colors of this card, and the way it turned out.  The stamp set is called Postage Due.  The colors are summer starfruit, black and very vanilla.  The image was stamped in black Stazon, then sponged in gumball green and summer starfruit.  I colored in the flower in pink pirouette, and the parts of the bike in baja breeze.  The postage stamps are stamped in black and colored, then punched out using the postage stamp punch.  A little summer starfruit and black ribbon were added to the side, and here's a pretty card!

Postage Due -- Item 126395 (wood), 126397 (clear mount)

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July 13, 2012

Friday Mojo Monday

Hi Stamping Friends.  Today is Friday!  Time for Mojo Monday LOL.  Okay, so I'm a little behind.  I actually made the card on Monday, but never got around to posting until today.

I've been pretty busy making Christmas cards (been odd making Christmas cards so early).  I started a "Christmas Club" that's called the 12th Day of Christmas.  On the 12th of each month through December we will meet and make 8 cards (4 designs).  It's not necessary to attend each class, but there are rewards for those that do attend all the classes....they will receive the class in December FREE, and they will end up with 48 Christmas cards (plus I have been giving free cards from my "stash").

This card (not chosen for the club), was made using the sketch.  I'll show the cards we made later ... The colors are gumball green (loving it for Christmas cards) and real red.  The patterned paper look is actually just randomly stamped using the Bright Blossoms stamp set.  The ribbon is the new stitched 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Tiny Tags set punch with the jewelry tag punch.  Not sure how Christmasy this one is, but I think it's cute and could be made with other colors and not be Christmas.

Bright Blossoms - Item #125495 (wood) #125497 (clear)

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July 11, 2012

Cup of Thanks

Hi Stamping Friends.  When I first saw this stamp set, I didn't think it would be one I would ever get ... but I was wrong.  I really like the warmth and friendliness it implies.  I think it could not only be used for a thank you, but the way I have it here with the tea bag inside, it could be used as a get well card.

The colors are Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals, and Whisper White.  The designer paper is Floral District.
Tea Shoppe -- #125545 (wood) #125547 (clear mount)
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July 10, 2012

Poppies Thinking of You

Hi Stamping Friends.  It's really amazing all the stuff you find when you clean your craft room.  I found these pieces just sitting around ... the stamped Pleasant Poppies image already colored and cut out, the very vanilla background already border punched with the retired lace border, and embossed with the frame folder embossing folder.  So, I pulled out a the primrose petals paper and found a border already stamped on the bottom from the Serene Silhouettes stamp and just started piecing the card together.  I like the way it turned out.  I guess this would be considered a true "scrapping" project!

However, I did need a few new Stampin' Up! supplies to complete the card.  How about you?  Do you need some supplies?  Click here to order or email me.


July 07, 2012

Waxed Paper Video

Hi Stamping Friends.  I had a few requests for the technique of the background of the water.  So ... here is a quick video for the technique.  Have fun creating!

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July 06, 2012

Spotlight Floral District

Floral District Designer Paper

Hi Stamping Friends.  Inspiration comes from all kinds of places.  Today's inspiration came from the Floral District Designer Paper.  My 6-year old granddaughter saw the paper and mentioned I should make a card like the paper (I'm starting them young).  I also had a technique class coming up, so we did the spotlight technique to match the paper.  Typically when the spotlight technique is done, you only make one focal point, but this one needed all the flowers covered.

Here's how I did it.  I used the Lucky Limeade Designer Series paper from the In-Color designer packet and embossed the Pleasant Poppies stamp using white craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I stamped and embossed two pieces of calypso coral with the same image. Two pieces of the calypso coral were necessary because some of the circles overlapped.  Next, I punched out the circles with the 1-1/4" circle punch and lined them up to fit over the limeade flowers.   The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners and cut out using the Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.  Fun, whimsical and bright card.

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July 05, 2012

Mojo Monday God is Love

Hi Stamping Friends.  Well, since today feels like a Monday, I'm going to show you my take of the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

The colors are whisper white, rich razzleberry, melon mambo and floral district designer paper.  The stamp set is Trust God.  I used the Apothecary framelits rather than an oval (since the oval die has retired).  I also added some paper piercing using the Paper Piercing Pack and the newly designed paper piercing tool (aka pokey tool). 

Trust God Stamp Set
Paper Piercing Pack


July 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Hi Stamping Friends.  Happy 4th.  Today's card is created with My Digital Studio.

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July 02, 2012

Reason to Smile

Hi Stamping Friends.  There IS a reason to smile.  Stampin' Up! has offered this limited edition stamp set available during July only!  It's called A Reason to Smile.  With a $50 purchase you can get this set for only $5.  That's quite a deal!  Click on the blue picture on the left to see a photo of the stamp set.

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