Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pink Polka Punch Birthday

The next card I am making is actually for Challenge #4. The requirements are:

So here’s your challenge… make a card/project/tag using AT LEAST 4 of these 7 stamping “P” things.
  • Piercing
  • Patterned PaperPaper
  • Piecing
  • Polka-Dot
  • Pink
  • Punches
  • Pop-Dots
***Bonus points if you use all 7!***
I used 5 out of 7....not too bad for a simple card!!
Stamps: Polka Dot Background & Wow Flowers
Ink: Pixie Pink
Paper: Pixie Pink, Green Galore & Whisper White
Accessories: Needle (piercing the scallops), Scallop Circle Punch, Tag Punch (punch 2 to make the bigger circle behind the scallop circle), 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch for inserting the Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad & Pop-Up Dot for behind the scallop circle.

Welcome Little One - Retired Stamps Challenge

Here is Challenge #2 for the evening. The challenge is:

  1. 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. 2. Keep your card easily mailable – 3 or less layers, with no really lumpy, bumpy embellishments.
Supplies Used:
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!

Simple Birthday Cupcake for New Years Challenge at SCS

Jordan and I are trying to stay awake, play some games, stamp a little, and ring in the New Year. I saw that SCS is posting some challenges which has distracted me from the baby announcements that I should be making for a friend that is due on Saturday, January 3rd.

There are a series of challenges so you will have lots to look at if I get to them all. The first challenge is to make a friendship themed card that also has some type of food on it. So I made this Simple Birthday Cupcake.
Stamps: Simple Birthday Thanks, Love You Much
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories: Real Red & Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers, Dazzling Diamonds (for the candy on the frosting), Crimper, Paper Snips (each layer of the cupcake is cut out before reassembling), Ticket Corner Punch.
Hope you like it. Its a little putsy but worth it in the end!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Love You in Riding Hood Red

I was looking at a few different blogs today and found this card sketch so thought I would try it out with the new Love You Much Stamp Set. I made a brown/blue card for a swap that I was in but I don't have enought of the DSP paper for my card class to make the same. So this one will be the one that the ladies will make at my Lunch Time Card Class.

Supplies used:

Stamps: Love You Much

Ink: Basic Black & Riding Hood Red

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Candy Lane DSP

Accessories: Ruby Red & Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy New Baby


My Cousin had her baby last Saturday, December 20th. She is beautiful!! She is 1 week old!! Unfortunately she lives in Arizona and we are in Wisconsin so we have to rely on email to see pictures of her.

Lilee's mom is my son's Godmother & he was very distressed when he found out she was pregnant. He thought that she wouldn't love him anymore.

Since Lilee's arrival he has checked my emails and text messages daily to see if there are any new pictures of her. He keeps bugging me to take a trip to AZ soon! He continues to find similarities to be sure that she is his baby cousin! It is kinda cute.

These are the baby shower invites I made for her, the announcements were along the same lines.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White (regular & textured/lamb), Mellow Moss, Basic Black.
Accessories: Mellow Moss Gingham Ribbon, PUNCHES: Word Window, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossom, Small Oval

Simple Rustic Rooster

I have been wanting to play with my new stamp set: RUSTIC ROOSTER. This is another sneak peak at the 2009 Spring/Summer Stampin' UP! Catalog. This is one of the new Level 2 Hostess Stamp Sets. I will also be doing this card for an upcoming card class at work.
I started by stamping the rooster with Basic Black & used Blender Pens to color the rooster with Real Red, to get a couple different shades. I also used an Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to trace the little bit of grass at the bottom of the image. The I stamped the "friend to friend", from the new Love You Much Stamp Set, in Basic Black.

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

Enjoy the Baha Breeze

I saw a card over on SCS that I loved. So, thought I would try to make it. Changed a couple of things but was happy to find the idea!!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment

Paper: Chocolate Chip (4.25x5.5), Baha Breeze (4x5.25), Kiwi Kiss (1.5x4), Whisper White (1.5x4 & 1.75x5.25 & scrap for the flower)

Ink: Baha Breeze & Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Write Marker: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Crimper, Dazzling Diamonds, Paper Snips, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals,

Valentine Scrapbook Pages for Love You Much Bundle Promotion

My friend, Angel, is due to have her baby in January. She usually has a monthly card and scrapbooking class. I am helping out with the classes just in case she is too tired or in the hospital. Here are the scrapbook pages that we will be doing:

Supplies used:

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

Sneak Peak at a New 2009 Stamp Set

I couldn't find my camera so I used the camera on my phone to take the picture. Sorry if its not the best quality.
There is another local demonstrator that likes to host swaps and it usually pretty helpful when needing ideas for new stamp sets.
This set will be part of a January special that will include the new stamp set LOVE YOU MUCH along with a pack of Candylane DSP and the new Heart to Heart punch, which coordinates with the stamp set.
So, this is my submission for the swap. I wanted to do something different, that wasn't the typical red/pink for Valentine's day.
Supplies used to create this:
STAMP SETS: Love You Much, Holidays & Wishes
PAPER: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White & Candy Lane DSP
INK PADS: Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip
MARKERS: Bashful Blue & Pretty in Pink
PUNCHES: Heart to Heart, Ticket Corner, 1/16" Handheld Circle, Wide Oval
ACCESSORIES: Gold Brads, Bashful Blue Taffetta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, & Light Blue Fine Cosmo Glitter
Hope you like it!!