Monday, July 27, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week

The Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week is the Heart to Heart to Heart Punch. The regular price of this punch is $15.95, and this week you can purchase it for $10.99. You can order directly this from my website or click on contact me on the right side of this page.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week

This week Stampin' Up! is offering the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware which normally sells for $29.95 for just $18.95. This product is great to use for cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items. Each kit contains approximately 100 embellishments and 100 3/16" brads. The offer is good through Monday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. You can order directly from Stampin' Up! by clicking SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner of this page or you can contact me directly to place your order.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mojo 95 Sketch Eastern Blooms

Here is my submission for Mojo Monday using Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry along with the design inspiration. I used the Eastern Bloom and Oval All stamp set along with the Razzleberry DSP and scalloped oval punch.

Manhatten Flower Watercoloring Technique

Summer is such a great time for me. As a teacher, I have the summers off and have had some time to try out several new technique I found online over the winter. I have seen some wonderful samples using the Manhatten Flower set and finally ordered it a few months ago. Check out Patty's Stamping Spot for a video tutorial and samples of this beautiful technique

Reverse Silhouette Technique

The next three images use the reverse silhouette technique but instead of using a brayer for the background color, I used sponges. For the Autumn Days card I used creamy caramel, crushed curry, and dusty durango with whisper white card stock and brayered over the image with soft suede. For the Upsy Daisy card and Pocket Silhouette cards I used tempting turquoise, melon mambo and rich razzleberry and brayered with basic black. I used whisper white card stock on the Upsy Daisy card and glossy white on the pocket silhouette card.

Sweet Sunday Challenge

I decided to try the Sweet Sunday Challenge for the first time. I used Simply Said with some retired DSP. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mix and Match Gift Set

The pattern for this box, six cards and interchangeable greetings was created by Betty Traciak and posted to the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website where I have access to hundreds of great patterns and ideas. I'll be offering a workshop for this project in the near future using the Ovall All set and some newly released decorative paper.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week

Deal of the Week: Big Shot Doctor's Bag
You'll feel like a big shot carrying around the Big Shot Doctor's bag! July 6-12, get the Big Shot Doctor's Bag for $49.99. That's nearly 30% off the regular price of $69.95!

Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

Darling Dots Level One Hostess Set

I am, again, experimenting with the new In-Colors using the Darling Dots Hostess Level One Set. This time I have used Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango along with Very Vanilla. My vanilla card stock is 7 1/2 by 8 1/2, and the DSP is from the Razzleberry Lemonade series cut at 8 1/2 by 2. I used the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 square punch and then cut the dusty durango squares at 1 1/2. I love the new polka dot ribbon for each of the In-Colors. The happy birthday is from the new Tenny Tiny Wishes set, and I also used the new Modern Label Punch. I finished off each flower with a rhinestone brad. Enjoy!

Fast and Fun Notes

I decided to take this set out for a change and use the new Stampin' Up! In-Colors to give it a little spark. Cut a piece of Melon Mambo that is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4, a whisper white at 4 x 10 1/2 and 2 3/8 by 3 3/8, and Rich Razzleberry at 2 1/2 by 3 1/2, and a piece from the DSP Razzleberry Lemonade that is 3 3/4 by 5. I used the blender pen to color in the image using Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Green Galore. I finished it off with a bow and some dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers.