Sunday, July 11, 2010

Together Forever

Stamp Set: Together Forever(retired)
Paper: Shimmer White, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Blender pen, Fancy Flower Extra Large punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, corner rounder, pearls from pretties kit(retired)

Challenge: Create With Connie and Mary CCMC 106

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Phil!

This birthday card is for my husband's cousin. He is celebrating his 50th birthday today. He was not suppose to make it to 50 because he is suffering from a degenerative nerve disorder, so this birthday is really one to celebrate! His wife has planned all sorts of special surprises for him. I figured I would stretch out the celebration and send his card a little late. Ha! I used the Mojo Monday sketch from June 28.

Stamps: Artifacts(retired)
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Naturals Ivory
Ink: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, star brad, circle scissors plus and glass mat, Circles #2 sizzix die and Square Lattice embossing folder

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Artwork © 1990-2010 Stampin' Up!

I create this card with the Mojo Monday sketch from last week. I used My Digital Studio to make the card. I just didn't have time to get down to my craft room. It is such a disaster from pulling out all of the retiring items, that I don't think I could find room to stamp anyway!

Have a safe and happy 4th! Thanks to all of you that serve this country to keep it free!

Challenge: Create With Connie and Mary

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tryin' to keep it Simple

For some reason simple cards are really hard for me. I like to fill up all the space with something! My friend, Liz, came over the other afternoon to give stamping a try. I didn't want to overwhelm her with too much so I tried to make a simple card that she could copy easily. This is the card we did. I love that she took the basics and completely changed it around. I will ask her if she is ok with me posting her card as well for comparison.

Stamps: Sweet Scoops (Summer Mini)
Paper: Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Brayer, sponge. Scallop Circle punch, striped grosgrain ribbon(retired) and Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Challenge Twist

My son needed a birthday card for a friend whose party was last night. I really liked the sketch from Thurs. and I decided to switch it up to make it a little more masculine. Sorry the scan is a little always seems to be that way when I have dimensionals on the card.

The Starring You stamp set will be retiring, so if you like this set contact your demo right away!

Stamps: Starring You
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red and Versamark
Accessories: Sewing machine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Old Olive eyelets (retired), large star punch

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tart & Tangy challenge card CCMC104

I had so much fun with the challenge from last week on Create With Connie and Mary that I decided to play along this week as well.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, and Old Olive
Accessories: Striped grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, white gel pen and paper piercing tool.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sneak Peek

Stamp set: Because I Care (level 1 hostess set)
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, and Concord Crush
Accessories: Pear Pizazz and Concord Crush Stampin' Write markers, blender pen, Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Fairy Tale ribbon (retired)

To color in the flowers I simply used my blender pen to pull the color from the edges of the flowers to the center. Super easy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Autumn Days Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful hubby! He coaches my son's soccer team and lets his daughter paint his toe that is a real dad! For always putting your family and kids first, I am extremely grateful. I know I am a very lucky lady!

Stamps: Autumn Days and So Very (retired)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso and Marina Mist
Accessories: brayer, white gel pen, hemp twine, Curly label punch and Stampin' dimensionals

I am also submitting this card for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge. I have never done a challenge with them and I am excited to play along!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pony Party Birthday Card

It has been so long since I have had an occasion to stamp for! This is my latest creation for a third birthday card. I was trying a few new techniques that didn't work out the best, but I didn't think the recipient would care!

Stamps: Pony Party
Paper: Whisper White and Blushing Bride(new In Color), vellum
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist(new core color), Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight marker, Blushing Bride marker, Chocolate Chip marker
Accessories: Brayer, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, clear embossing powder, rhinestone brad (the jewel on the party hat is the center from a rhinestone brad), scallop edge border punch

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Thank you for raising me in a loving and supportive way that showed me how to raise my own little ones. I love you!

Stamp Sets: Wedding Sweet, Messages For Mom (from the Occasions Mini Catalog that ended 4/30/10), Fine Flourish (also from the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow and Creamy Caramel
Ink: Perfect Plum and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch (118073), 5-Flower Petal punch, Round Tab punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads and a shadow box frame.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Enjoy Every Moment Thank You

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: Green Galore and Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo and Green Galore
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder(#117335), 1-3/8" circle punch, 5-petal flower punch, Large Fancy Flower Punch(#118073), stamping sponges

The Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and the Large Fancy Flower Punch are carryover items from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Green Galore will be retiring, so if you like this color combo contact your Stampin' Up! demo and place your order.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Julie!

My niece, Julie, just had her 17th birthday. Somehow I managed to be late with her card. You would think that since I sell Stampin' Up! that I could get cards out on time, but that is not the case. Plus, I seem to be lacking some stamping mojo for some reason. I used two of the colors that will be retiring with the new catalog in July

Stamp Sets: Doodle This(retired), Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Vintage Labels(sale-a-bration)
Ink: Pale Plum and Mellow Moss
card stock: Mellow Moss, Pale Plum and Whisper White
Accessories: Elegant Trio stencils, Bigz Curly Label die, Curly Label punch, scallop trim border punch and craft ribbon

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Gram

Stamps: Charming Item #116519 - still available from the Holiday Mini Catalog
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Bordering on Blue, Le Jardin Designer Series Paper(retired)
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Scallop Punch, Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, So Saffron Stampin' Write marker, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write marker

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Molly!

I have had this image on my computer since January. I just haven't found time to get it uploaded to my blog. I have been trying to catch up on a few stamping projects that I hope to show on here soon!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Scallop Square Die Rag Purse

I made this rag purse for Paige to carry...even though I really wanted to make myself one first! Her projects always get done second, so this time hers is first.

I followed the directions by ChicnScratch

I purchased the fabric from Wal-Mart when we went back to Iowa for Christmas. Our new Super Wal-Mart no longer carries fabric. I don't know what they were thinking! There is a Hancock and Joanne's fairly close to me, but it was so nice to pick up everything I needed plus my craft supplies.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Leah!

Oh my goodness am I behind on posting! I have lots of pictures of cards and projects waiting on my hard drive to get posted to my blog.

This card was for our little neighbor, Leah, who turned one in January.

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Rebecca Designer Series Paper(retired) and Whisper White
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Paper crimper, Swirls Embossing Folder(Cuttlebug), Cupcake and Ice Cream Die(Sizzix), Pretty In Pink Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Border Punch and Crystal Effects

Friday, January 22, 2010

Kind and Caring Thoughts

A very dear neighbor recently had surgery. The other ladies and I got a dinner together for her and her family. This is her get well card.

Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts(hostess)
Paper: Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper(hostess, retired), Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery and Regal Rose
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Eyelet Border punch, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker and Beautiful Wings Embosslit die

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Teddy!

My daughter attends Toddlin' Time which is a playgroup/craft class. The mascot for Toddlin' Time is Teddy. Teddy had a birthday this Thurs. and my daughter decided that Teddy needed a card for his birthday. She helped pick out the colors and of course she wanted to use the Stampin' Up! Bear on the front. She helped run everything through the Big Shot for me...she was quite a big help!

Stamp Set: Sock Monkey
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Top Note Die, Stampin' Up! Bear, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Black Journaling pen, stamping sponges

Monday, January 11, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Time to get back to stampin'! This stamp set is from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue
Paper: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery
Ink: Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery
Accessories: Filigree Brads, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Eyelet Border punch, Celery ribbon(retired)