Saturday, July 7, 2012

Daydream Medallions and Stamping 411

I always love to use the color combination of red, black and white, and this card just lent itself well to that color scheme.  I was inspired by the design at Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 263 and decided to utilize a few of my new Stampin' Up! products.

I started with a basic black base and added real red embossed with the new Fancy Fan Embossing folder.  I used Versamark and black or white embossing folder to stamp each layer of the new Daydream Medalloions stamp set.  I used the new Floral Frames Framlet to cut out each piece of the Daydream Medallions and finished off the smallest layer with a red brad.  I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes to stamp the greeting and punched it out with the word window and modern label punch.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Papaya Collage and Stamping 411 Challenge

Now that school is out, I have a bit more time to stamp and actually post to my blog.  Today I decided to turn to inspiration from the group at Stamping 411.  The Sketch Challenge they provide on a weekly basis is always great to get the creative juices flowing.  I decided to use one of the stamp sets from the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog called Papaya Collage.  I love its vintage look, and I am somewhat challenged when it comes to grasping that look in my cards so here's my attempt.  Enjoy!

Stamp Sets:  Papaya Collage, Petite Pairs
Card Stock:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Comfort Cafe
Stamp Pads:  Minight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze
Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Whisper White 3/8" Taffetta

I'll be featuring this card at an upcoming workshop so any feedback you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stampin' Up! Hostess Promotion

Stampin' Up! is offering a great promotion through the end of July.  Host a $450 workshop, and you will add $50 worth of free merchandise to your hostess benefits.  That means you'll receive a total of $115 worth of free merchandise along with one item of your choice at 50% off.  This is a great time to add to your stamping and scrapbooking supplies, tools and stamp sets.  Contact me today to set up a workshop!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Stampin' Up! Retirement List is Here!

The Stampin' Up! annual retirement list was released today, and there are over 300 sets that will be retiring as of May 31, 2012.  Check out the long list, and be sure to order those sets that you have been wanting to get before time runs out.

The Summer Smooches promotion is continuing during the month of April.  I just love the bright colors featured in the Designer Series Paper, and the fabric brads are only available until the end of the month.  They won't be in the new Idea Book and Catalog.
Stampin' Up! added over 60 items to the Clearance Rack this week so check out the new items at up to 60% off.  These can be ordered directly from my Stampin' Up! website.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sprinkled Expressions Valentine

Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White are featured in this card layout along with the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper from the Occassion Mini Catalog.  The stamp set (Sprinkled Expressions) is available free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  I used lots of puches on this card including the label punch, the scallop circle punch, the 1 3/ 8" circle punch, the mini heart punch, the triple heart punch and the   punch.  I also used the blushing bride ribbon with the white edging.  This design can be used with each of the stamp images from the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set.  Watch for another version of this same card in the next few days.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Apothecary Art Stamp Set

I just love this new set--Apothecary Art--in the Occassion mini catalog, and the new lable framelets die with its various sizes is a perfect companion accessory for this stamp set.  I embraced the polka dots of this particular image when I embossed it in white and used the polka dot embossing folder on the Elegant Eggplant frame as well as the whisper white card front.  I finished it off with some black polk dot ribbon I recently purchased from the Stampin' Up! clearance rack.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fresh Vintage--Create With Connie and Mary and Stamping 411 Challenges

I spent the last few hours in my stamping refuge, and it was so wonderful to have time to be creative.  I took the time to get ready for my Sale-A-Bration Open House on Wednesday and then just started using my stamp sets, decorative paper, embellishments and tools from the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog.  What a relaxing way to spend the day. 

I decided to particpate in this week's Create With Connie & Mary Color Challenge and the Stamping 411 design challenge so here are the details.

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration)
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Cayipso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade Markers
Miscellaneous:  iioly Triple Layer Punch (cut each one in half and attach to white circle), Boho Blossoms Punch, Circles #2 Die (largest circle in white), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Everyday Enchantment ribbon and brad (Sale-A-Bration), White 1/8" Taffeta, Dazzling Details