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Wednesday, December 31, 2008
- 1. Use a *retired* Stampin’ Up stamp set for the main focal image of your creation. Stamps that will be retired at the end of the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog don’t count… You need to use something that was discontinued prior to August 2008.
- 2. Keep your card easily mailable – 3 or less layers, with no really lumpy, bumpy embellishments.
Stamps: Circus Train & Riveting (Both are retired)
Ink: Basic Black & Lovely Lilac
Paper: Uptown DSP (retired), Wild Wasabi (retired), Lovely Lilac & Whisper White
SU Stampin' Write Markers: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, So Saffron
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitch Ribbon (retired), Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch & 1-1/4" Circle Punch.
Thanks for looking & hope you like it!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Supplies I used for this card are as follows:
Stamps: Rustic Rooster & Love You Much
Ink: Basic Black & Real Red
Stampin' Write Marker: Old Olive
Accessories: Blender Pens & 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Stamps: Love You Much
Paper: Ruby Red 12x12, Pink Pirouette (8-1/2x5.5, cut 2), Candy Lane DSP (4x12, cut 2), Chocolate Chip (3.25x2.75 and scrap to punch hearts), Whisper White (3x2.5)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red (or Ruby Red)
Stampin' Write Markers: Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red & Old Olive
Accessories: Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad (put in the flower in top left corner), Dazzling Diamonds (to sparkle "Love") & Heart to Heart Punch
Would love to hear what you think about this!
Everything used for these pages is part of the Love You Much Bundle Promotion. Here are the details:
Love You Much Stamp Set $22.95
Candy Lane Designer Series Paper $9.95
Heart to Hear Punch $15.95
Retail Value for all 3 items is $51.85
Buy them as a bundle for $41.48
This special Bundle price is available December 23 - January 31
Click on my photo in the upper right corner to place your order online.
Or please contact me via email/phone to place an order!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I love treats so this is my little blurb to advertise her blog.
What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my son mostly, he is the light of my life & keeps me going even when things are rough. Secondly, I am thankful for my Mom! She has sacrificed A LOT for me and Jordan. Thirdly I am thankful for the rest of my family (aunts, uncles & cousins) without them, family wouldn't be the same. Fourth, I am thankful for my friends that put up with me!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I started by stamping the "grass" with VERSAMARK onto TANGERINE TANGO cardstock. On WHISPER WHITE cardstock I stamped the flower image by adding TANGERINE TANGO CLASSIC INK to the flower stamp, then added OLD OLIVE with a STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER to the stems and leaves and CHOCOLATE CHIP with a STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER to the "thistle" of the flower. I layered this onto CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock. Then I added a strip of OLD OLIVE cardstock with "Thinking of You" from WARM REGARDS stamp set in CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK PAD. With OLD OLIVE cardstock I punch a ROUND TAB PUNCH and attached to the flower. I punched a 1/4" CIRCLE PUNCH and added a little 1/2" PUMPKIN PIE STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON. This is all layered on a 1/4 sheet of CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock. The card opens with the TANGERINE TANGO cardstock on the right side.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
SPECIAL CARD GIFT PACK
My Aunt asked me to make a gift pack of a dozen Christmas cards for a family friend. So, I thought I would make 6 designs (2 of each) and use the designs for the few week s of my Lunchtime Card Classes at work.
FIRST CARD: No-Frills Cardinal
The stamp set is called A CARDINAL CHRISTMAS and is in the SU Mini Catalog. The MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment is also from that stamp set. I used RED RIDING HOOD RED cardstock and ink along with WHISPER WHITE card stock. I used the TAG CORNER PUNCH. I added a little knot made from RIDING HOOD RED TAFFETA RIBBON. In my class they will be making this card along with a Candle that is similar to an earlier post.
SECOND CARD: Navy Snowman
Barb loves snowmen so I used the snowman & sentiment from WISHING YOU CHEER. First the snowman is stamped with BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK PAD, colored with SU STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS (NIGHT OF NAVY, BROCADE BLUE, ROSE RED, ALWAYS ARTICHOKE, & PUMPKIN PIE). I also used the SNOW JUMBO WHEEL that is stamped in NIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC INK onto BROCADE BLUE card stock. The base of the card is NIGHT OF NAVY cardstock, which is also utilized behind the snowman & also on the 1/2 front of the card there is a piece attached that has been punched with the SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH. The snowman had to sparkle so he is coated with DAZZLING DIAMONDS.
THIRD CARD: Poinsettia Kisses
I started by stamping two of the flowers from DOODLE THIS stamp set with WHISPER WHITE CRAFT INK onto RIDING HOOD RED cardstock and applying WINTER WHITE emboss powder. The I then cut them out & put them together using a RHINESTONE BRAD. Next I cut KIWI KISS card stock & stamped the sentiment from the hostess set BEST YET in CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK. Then I attached a piece of CHOCOLATE CHIP card stock that I punched with the SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH. Next I tied a knot into the new KIWI KISS/VERY VANILLA SATIN RIBBON. This ribbon is GREAT!! It is heavy but is so SOFT and easy to work with. I attached this to have 1/2 sheet of WHISPER WHITE card stock. Then attached the "poinsettia" to the card with a POP UP GLUE DOT.
FOURTH CARD: RUDOLPH
Can't have Christmas without Rudolph!! The base of the card is REAL RED card stock. Then I layered a piece of SUMMER PICNIC DSP onto WHISPER WHITE cardstock with RED GINGHAM RIBBON wrapped around & tied into a knot. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" (from HOLIDAYS & WISHES stamp set) is stamped in REAL RED CLASSIC INK. Next I SCALLOP PUNCHed GARDEN GREEN cardstock. Layered a REAL RED cardstock punched with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Finally stamped the reindeer from the hostess set DEER FRIENDS with CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK and punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle punch, attached to the layered REAL RED circle. Then made Rudolph's nose red with the Rose FINE COSMO glitter.
FIFTH CARD - Warm Copper Wishes
I saw this card on Splitcoast but it was done with Gold. I didn't think I had any gold paper (which I found out I was wrong after I was done) so I used Copper. I know that this is retired from the SU catalog but I still like it & it is pretty close to gold. I stamped the snowflakes from SNOWBURST in Copper Encore Ink onto WHISPER WHITE card stock and then I used IRIDESCENT ICE emboss powder to add a little extra sparkle. These strips are layered on top of BRUSHED COPPER card stock which is on VERY VANILLA cardstock. The "Warm Wishes" comes from HUGS & WISHES which is also stamped with the COPPER ENCORE INK PAD and embossed with IRIDESCENT ICE emboss powder. Then a little VERY VANILLA 1/4" GROSGRAIN RIBBON.
LAST BUT NO LEAST the SIXTH CARD: Santa on Santa
Started with REAL RED card stock. Cut a 2" strip of WHISPER WHITE cardstock and tore down each side so that is looks like the fur on Santa's coat. Santa's belt (at the bottom of the card) is a small strip of BASIC BLACK cardstock & slid onto a pop-can top used as the buckle. The stamped Santa from JOLLIEST TIME OF THE YEAR with BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK PAD onto WHISPER WHITE cardstock. I colored Santa with SU STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS (BLUSH BLOSSOM, REAL RED, BASIC BLACK & GOING GREY). I used a SPONGE DAUBER with BASHFUL BLUE CLASSIC INK to highlight Santa. This is layered onto BASIC BLACK card stock.
I hope you like the Card Set that I created. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to place an order or host a workshop to earn some of these hostess sets!!
Thanks for looking!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Watercolor crayons and an Aqua Painter. Then we cut them out with Paper Snips & attached them to the Ruby Red Cardstock.
I really like how it turned out. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
For this sample I stamped Whisper White Craft Ink onto Basic Black Card stock. Then I embossed it with Iridescent Ice to try & get the snowy effect onto it. Then it is layered on Real Red Card Stock & embellished with Red Gingham Ribbon. I also stamped the "Happiness is a Journey not a Destination" saying in Whisper White Craft Ink onto Garden Green Card stock & embossed it with Iridescent Ice. and layered that onto the Whisper White Card Stock that I stamped with the Polka Dot Background stamp in Real Red.
I would really love to hear what you think of this card. I am not quite sure what I think of it. Do you think it is missing something??
Thanks for looking & would love to hear your opinions!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My Aunt Violet is moving to Arizona next week. She has always been more like a sister than an Aunt. I will miss her alot. My son, Jordan, is also very fond of her & is having a hard time with this. Her daughter (who is Jordan's Godmother) moved to Phoenix a few years ago. She is pregnant and due in December. So, Violet is moving closer to help her out & just be closer to them.
I made this card to give her this weekend when we are there to say good-bye to her. Green is one of her favorite colors. The layout and colors are different challenges that I thought I'd participate in.
I stamped the "grass" on the Kiwi Kiss paper with Versamark. To get the multi-colors on the flowers I used Sponge Daubers. The added a little sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds
The recipe for the card is as follows:
Stamps: Inspired by Nature & Heard from the Heart.
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Versamark & Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Dazzling Diamonds
Monday, October 20, 2008
I have an upcoming Upline/Downline meeting and it is our annual Holiday party where we each bring a dish to pass & enjoy everyone's treats. We normally exchange cards but we decided to do a 6x6 recipe swap. I am trying to work mine out & would love to hear what you think...Is it missing something?? Is it okay??
6x6 RECIPE CARD SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Ink: Real Red, Gable Green, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Real Red, Gable Green, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Square Scallop Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch (used to take off the corner of the mini apple crisp)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
My friend Shelley stopped by last night so we could figure out her Christmas Card for this year. She has had her eye on the SU Stamp Set "Christmas Classics" She likes to make cards that require a little extra work (putzy). So this is what we came up with.
We tried the new Scallop Edge Medallion & layered the ornaments that we cut out on the top. We also thought the Riding Hood Red Medallion got lost a little so we layered Whisper White behind it. After we took the picture, we decided it needed some Dazzling Diamonds on the ornaments to make the "pop" even more.
Stamps: Christmas Classics
Ink: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red & Tangerine Tango
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window Punch, Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon & Silver Elastic Cord
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black & Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Circle Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch & 1-1/4" Circle Punch
After I took the picture my son wanted me to add "wiggly" eyes so we added them to the pumpkin at the top. VERY CUTE!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
I recently signed up for a Mini Catalog swap. The first card I made was the Cardinal with Pink Pirouette. I like it but thought I wanted to see what the new Baha Breeze looked like. I couldn't decide which one I liked better so I am sending half Baha Breeze & half Pink Pirouette. I hope they enjoy them!!
I got the layout over at SCS from a Sketch challege (SC193) about a month ago. I have used it for this card and a Get Well Card that I made the week of the challenge.
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baha Breeze or Pink Pirouette, & Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black & Black Stazon
Accessories: 1/4" White Grossgrain Ribbon, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch, Silver Brads, Tag Corner Punch, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Marker, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker,
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here is a little photo book that I did for a class recently. I got the photobooks at a clearance store but I seen them at Walmart recently for $1. I removed the "preprinted" papers & filled in with my own. I was trying to get the flowers to look like Gerber Daisies so I cut slits into the indents on the scallop punch to make the petals on the flowers. I ran the middles thru the crimper for some added texture. To make the leaves, I folded the oval punch in half & then ran it thru the crimper, opened it up to use as a leaf.
We had a baby shower for my cousin over the weekend & this was one of the prizes.
As always, all images are Copywrite Stampin' UP!
Recipe for the photo album:
Paper: Garden Green, Whispter White, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun & Chocolate Chip.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Small Oval, Crimper, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Marker
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Special Product Offer Details:
Purchase the large-tip Aqua Painter (item 114617) for $7.25.
No minimum purchase, no limits, while supplies last.
Click on my photo to the right to be directed to my Stampin' UP! Website for more specials or to place an order.
This card was done at a recent card class. We used the Aqua Painter and Watercolor Crayons to color the image. Then we sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to make the flower pop off of the page. The recipe for the card is as follows:
Stamps: Morning Glory, Fresh Cuts
Papers: Basic Black, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch, Silver Brads, 2-Way Glue Pen & Dazzling Diamonds
Spend $20 in regular catalog merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20 perent off.
This card was made at a recent Upline Meeting utilizing one of the stamp sets on special this month.
109439 62 Big Bold Birthday $27.95 $22.36
112895 62 Cumpleaños genial y divertido $27.95 $22.36
111532 63 Party Hearty* $26.95 $21.56
110994 64 Bitty Birthday $12.95 $10.36
111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes* $23.95 $19.16
111546 65 Simple Birthday Thanks* $17.95 $14.36
111702 65 Time to Party* $16.95 $13.56
108559 68 Crab & Company $27.95 $22.36
CLICK HERE for a link to my Stampin' UP! Website if you'd like to place an order.
Monday, September 29, 2008
- Never before has Stampin’ Up! offered a discount on brand-new stamp sets. But from August 11 through September 30, you can save 15 percent on select brand-new stamp sets, with no additional purchase necessary!
Below is a list that includes: Description, Item #, Page #, Regular Price, & Promotional Price
Snow Swirled, 111690, 32, $24.95, $21.21
It's a Stretch, 111586, 55, $23.95, $20.36
Putt Putt, 111544, 81, $24.95, $21.21
Eastern Blooms , 111626, 91, $21.95, $18.66
Pocket Silhouettes, 111672, 98, $18.95, $16.11
Upsy Daisy, 111710, 101, $18.95, $16.11
Under the Stars, 111556, 109, $29.95, $25.46
Heard from the Heart, 111644, 145, $22.95, $19.51
Contempo Alphabet, 111570, 157, $40.95, $34.81
Felicidades Siempre*, 109381, 23, $17.95, $15.26
* From Celebrando Creatividad
To take advantage of this special please contact me directly or you may click on my picture to the right to place an order through my website.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Well, I finally decided to start a Blog!!
I have been a SU Demonstrator for just over 2 years now. I am lovin' it!! I do it as a hobby and now try to bring Stampin' UP! to others as well.
I have quite a few people at work that have come to enjoy stampin' as well. So, I usually hold a lunch time stampin' class at work. So, I will be publishing my weekly card class samples out here to share with everyone.
My first post to this blog will be the card that we are making for my class this week is my Frankie Card
All products used are Stampin' UP! and all images are copywrited by Stampin' UP!The Card Recipe is as follows:
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Green Galore, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Accessories: Large Oval Punch Punch, Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, White Gel Pen, Black Stampin' Write Marker, Paper Snips, 1/2" Circle Punch
I am also submitting this card for a Fall with a Twist Card Swap that I entered. You were not allowed to use any browns or oranges for this swap so thought this would be perfect!
Thanks for looking & would love to hear what you think about the card and or the new blog!