Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another Fabulous Floret Card

Can you tell I got some new stampin' toys?!  Here's another card that I cased from the new Summer Mini - very quick and easy!  I just love these colors together!  I cut the center piece of white c/s 3" x 4-1/4", and I think that sized worked well on this card.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Inks: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine/Thread

Fabulous Florets

I made the following card using the new stamp set, Fabulous Florets, from the Summer Mini Catalog that goes into effect tomorrow, May 1st.  I love the coordinating designer paper that goes with it, Beyond the Garden, and all the colors used in this bright and fun dp - Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, and Tangerine Tango.   These cards are cased from the one in the mini, and I changed them it up a bit.  I also used the new embossing folder, Flower Garden, to make the flower in the background (which is also in the Summer Mini).  One card has a saying on it, the other doesn't - leave a comment and let me know which one you like the best.  Thanks for stopping by, here's the details:

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, You're a Gem
Inks: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Garden EF, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Wire Clip, Dimensionals, Scissors

LNS Challenge

This week's LNS challenge was to create a project using a patriotic theme.  I used My Digital Studio to create this page of my dad carrying the flag down Michigan Avenue with his buddies from the VFW during a parade.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

This Week's Creative Sketch

For this week's Creative Sketch, we need to make a project using this template:

I just received a new set from the new Summer Mini, Fabulous Florets, and wanted to use this set for the project.  I love that there are 3 new embossing powders in the new mini: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo!  I embossed the main flower using the Melon Mambo EP and then watercolored in the flower using a watercolor brush and Melon Mambo ink.  I also embossed the background flowers using the new EP; love the rich color!  The background paper is also from the new summer mini and it's called, Beyond the Garden; very bright and pretty!  Here's the details:

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, A Good Egg (saying)
Inks: VersaMark, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Beyond the Garden DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Die, Melon Mambo EP, Heat Gun, Photo Corners Punch, Word Window Punch, Black Glitter Brads, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Scissors, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool

Friday, April 22, 2011

LNS Baby Card Challenge

Happy Easter everyone!  I am so thankful for Easter, and the eternal gifts of truth, hope, love, forgiveness, mercy and grace through Jesus' death on the cross.

This week's LNS challenge was to make a some type of baby project - card, scrapbook page, box, etc.  I choose to go with a card and combine this challenge with Thursday's SCS Way to Use It Challenge.  This card was pretty easy to make; I stamped the baby carriage on a piece of BAB Pawsitively Prints dp.  I cut it out and then stamped just the image on an oval I cut out with the oval die.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes
Inks: Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
Papers: Whisper White, So Saffron, BAB Pawsitively Prints DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Poppy Parade Ribbon, White Brads, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This Week's Creative Sketch

This week's Creative Sketch Challenge was to make a card using this sketch and use chalks or pastels:

And this is the card that I came up with!  My chalks are really, really old and I don't have any current colors.  So I thought I would go with pastels/subtle colors.  Won't you join us this week?  You can upload your card HERE!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Garden From the Heart
Inks: Basic Black, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
Papers: Whisper White, So Saffron DP, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Watercolor Brush, Bashful Blue Brads, Bashful Blue Button, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Curly Label Punch, Sticky Strip, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine/Thread

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring? Winter?

I took the following pictures about 6:00 a.m. this morning.  Can't believe we woke up to almost 2 inches of snow on the ground this morning!  It was pretty chilly out on the 'ol playground at school; how I longed to stay home and stamp instead of stand out in the cold!

I wonder how long it will be before we can open up the pool!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge Card

For this week's challenge we used the colors Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue and Elegant Eggplant, and the card below is what I came up with.  This card is actually cased from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog and I used the set, Strength & Hope.  Stampin' Up! is donating $2.00 from each purchase of the set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I inked up butterfly using an Elegant Eggplant inkpad, cut it out and then spritzed it with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spirtz.  I then distressed flowers I punched out using the Boho Blossom Punch, as well as the edges on the designer paper, label and cardstock.  Added a touch of pearls and ribbon to the card, and there you have it!  Hope you have time to play along with this week!
Stamps: Strength & Hope
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Whisper White, Textured Bashful Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Label Die, Designer Label Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Vanilla Hardware and Brads, Pears, Bashful Blue Ribbon, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon, White Eyelet, CAD, Distressing Tool, Scissors, Sponge, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vellum Punch Templates

I wanted to share some pics of some vellum templates I made of all the punches I have.  I believe you can get the clear holders at Staples (someone gave me the ones I used).  I used SU vellum cardstock to create templates of the punches I own.  I now have a handy dandy punch guide!  Have a great day and I hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather outside!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

B-Day Card

Hey Everyone - Here's a quick post of a card I made for our 5th grade lunch supervisor, Mr. Becker.  I used the stamp set, Lovely as a Tree.  The sun is finally shining and it's absolutely gorgeous out!  Hope you're enjoying some great weather where you're at as well!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Basic Gray
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Apricot Appeal
Accesories: Modern Label Punch, Black Brads, Black Ribbon, Sponge, Dimensionals, Post-it Note, Circle Punch

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge

I made the following card for this week's Creative Sketches challenge.  Please consider playing along for this fun sketch!  You can find the website HERE!  For some reason I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do with the small vertical strip; not sure why, but I had a definite creative brain cramp going on..............probably too much going on in the home front.  Anyway, hope you have a great day and as always, thanks for stopping by!  Here's the details on my card, and the sketch:

Here's my card:

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, You're a Gem
Inks: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon
Papers: Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Springtime Vintage DP
Accessories: Watercolor Brush, Blender Pen, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Small Oval Punch, Very Vanilla Jumbo Brads, Metallic Brads, Dimensionals, Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sympathy Card

I made the following card for a coworker who's MIL recently passed away. The card was cased from one I saw on SCS, but unfortunately I can't tell you who did it as they didn't watermark their creation.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Charming, Warmest Regards
Inks: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Rectangle Die, Whisper White Ribbon, Pearls, CAD, Dimensionals

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stinkin' Cute LNS/SCS Challenge Card

This week's LNS challenge was to make a project using animals and today's SCS challenge was to case a card from Irene's wonderful (aka DandI93) SCS gallery, which you can find here.  The Poppy Parade background paper is from the hostess level 1 paper pack, and the Pear Pizzazz is from the BAB Pawsitively Prints DP.  I like the color combo together!  Today is the end of spring break, and I have to admit I am not ready to go back to work tomorrow!  Enjoy your day everyone!  Hugs/Eileen
Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Poppy Parade
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, BAB Pawsitively Prints DP, Hostess Level 1 Paper Pack
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, So Saffron Brad, Whisper White Brads, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Watercolor Brush, Paper Piercing Tool, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Collette's Challenge Card

One of my favorite stampin' buddies, Collette, has a fun challenge posted on her blog.  You can check out the sketch here.   I made this card for a friend of mine who recently lost her sister to lung cancer.  Because the flower is so big and really popped out, I think this card would best be hand delivered rather than mailed!  After I stamped the images on the oval piece of designer paper, I spritzed it with some Very Vanilla Smooch Spritz spray.  I used an Aqua Pen and a drop of Cherry Cobbler reinker to dye the large Vanilla Rosette.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Nature Walk, Four Frames, Warmest Regards
Inks: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Papers: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Botanical Gazette DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Scallop Die, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Decorative Label Punch, Vanilla Rosette, Aqua Painter, Brown Brads, Sponge, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, SAMJ

Friday, April 1, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge Card

I made the following card using the new sneak peek set, Four Frames, for this week's Creative Sketches challenge.   You can find the website Here, and we would love to have you play along!  I just love the designer paper that goes with this set!  It's called Paisley Petals and is available to purchase for only $9.95 with any purchase of $20.00 or more.  The Four Frames set is also available to purchase with any $20.00 order as is: $15.95 (c) - or - $20.95 (w).  I used the Boho Blossoms punch again for the flowers; distressed them and added a Cherry Cobbler brad in the middle.  I used the bird punch for the leaves.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Four Frames, So Happy for You
Inks: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Papers: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Paisley Petals DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Decorative Label Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Punch, Bone Folder, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Clip, Dimensionals, Sponge, SAMJ

Another Sneak Peek Card!

This card was cased from the SU Sneak Peek flyer.  It's hard to see, but a sprayed some Very Vanilla Smooch Spritz on the designer paper.  It's add a real pretty sparkle to the paper when you look at it in the light.  Once again, I punched out the flowers with the Boho punch and distressed the flowers with a bone folder.  I ran a scrap piece of Old Olive c/s through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF.  I then punched out the branches/leaves with the bird punch.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Four Frames, You're a Gem
Inks: Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Paisley Petals DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Boho Blossoms Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Bird Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pearls, Distressing Tool, Bone Folder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Very Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Watercolor Brush

Sneak Peak Stamp Set & DP!

Stampin' Up! is giving both demonstrators and customers an opportunity to purchase a stamp set and a pack of designer papers from the 2011/2012 Idea Book!  The stamp set is called, Four Frames and the dp is called, Paisley Petals.  These products are available to order with any order of $20.00 or more.  The flowers were punched out using the Boho Blossoms punch and then distressed.  You can find more information on my SU website:  The following is my a sneak peek card that I made, more to come.......

Stamps: Four Frames, You're a Gem
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Marina Mist, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Paisley Petals DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Scallop Border Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Oval Punch, Glimmer Brad, Dimensional, Bone Folder

Four Frames Set

Paisley Petals DP