Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just Believe

I am going to put the Just Believe stamp set away for a while, but here is just one more sample before I do. Like the previous post, I used the Woodland Walk DSP. I just love the colors in this package of paper. This time I also included a matching envelope following the video instructions from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty. Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip,
Markers: Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Other: Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper, 1/2" Chantilly ribbon, Basic Pearl Jewels, sponge

Friday, August 27, 2010

Just Believe

Here's my favorite new set again--Just Believe, and I combined it with the Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper. I designed this card for a card club trade I participate in on a monthly basis, and it was well received.

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade
Markers: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate, Crumb Cake
Other: Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper, Modern and Word Window Punch, Poppy Parade, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, Poppy Parada 1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Basic Pearl Jewels

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 44

This week's Curtain Call Color Challenge was a great one that I really enjoyed putting together. It fit perfectly with the Build A Bear Workshop Pawstively Print II Designer Series Paper.

Stamp Sets: Simply Said, Heard From the Heart
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade
Stamp Pads: Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade
Other: 1 1/4" square and corner small punch, circle ice brads, Build A Bear Workshop Pawstively Print II DSP

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Upsy Daisy--CCMC 112

This morning I decided to get up early and stamp before I went to work. My inspiration was the color challenge from Create With Connie and Mary. They are two very talented stampers!

So here is the card I came up with. I love the new dotted scallop ribbon border punch and, of course, there is nothing like a little glitter to bring an image to life. Enjoy your day!

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Card Stock: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Delightful Daffodil, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Markers: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Delightful Daffodil, Wild Wasabi
Other: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Scallop Oval and Large oval punch, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Elements of Style

Sometimes I just like to color! It takes me back to when I was a kid and loved getting all those new crayons at the start of school. I enjoyed it again when my kids were little and love incorporating it into my stamping once in a while.

Stamp Set:
Elements of Style
Card Stock: Delightful Daffodil, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Stamp Pad: Basic Black, Delightful Daffodil, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Pink
Other: Blender Pen, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, Blushing Bride 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, sponge

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Box It Up

I found a tutorial for this cute little box on the right at Tina's My Therapy, My Creations so I made one using some Designer Series Paper from a few years ago when Tangerine Tango was an In-Color. I then decided to increase the size to accommodate a little bigger gift or more candy!

Here are my changes from Tina's tutorial for the larger box .

Start with cardboard covered with cardstock at 4 3/4" by 4 3/4".
Use the large scallop die to cut out the two large circle scallops.
Cut the designer paper at 11 1/4" by 2 1/2" and 11" by 2".
Score at 1/2" lengthwise and cut as outlined on the tutorial.
Cut the inner circles with the Circle Scissors Cutter using the 12th line from the center.
Adhere the large scallop circles to the designer series paper circles using crystal effects.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Just Believe--Sample 3

The Just Believe stamp set continues to be front and center on my stamping table so I decided to try a different color combination to showcase this set.

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Whisper White
Markers: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Other: Square Lattice Embossing folder, Word Window and Modern Punch

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Elements of Style

I love this color combination--Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, and Melon Mambo which I used in this simple card. It took me only about 10 minutes to put this one together.

Stamp Set: Elements of Style
Card Stock: Whisper White (3 3/4" x 5"), Elegant Eggplant (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"), Marina Mist (4" x 5 1/4")
Stamp Pads: Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo
Other: Basic Pearls, Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punch, White Organza Ribbon

Upsy Daisy--Two for One--CCMC110 and Curtain Call Challenge Act 42

I decided to combine the color scheme from Stacy's Curtain Call Color Challenge and the layout from Create with Connie and Mary to make this card. Once I used my markers to create the floral image on the very vanilla cardstock, I used the versamark pad to ink up the entire circle, sprinkled clear embossing powder with dazzling diamonds glitter in it and used the heat gun to set it. I was really pleased how it turned out and thank both these websites for their inspiration.

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
Markers: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz, Early Expresso
Other: Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter in it, Large and Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissor Cutter, Pear Pizzaz 1/2" Stitched-poly Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Monday, August 9, 2010

Just Believe--Sample 2

I found this color combination on the back of the color coach for Cherry Cobbler, and I really like it so hear is another sample using the Just Believe stamp set--one of my new favorites.

This is my submission for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

Stamp Set: Just Beleive, Elements of Style (for you)
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso, Delightful Daffodil, Whisper White
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Early Expresso, Delightful Daffodil, Garden Green
Other: Scallop oval, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, dimensionals, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lovely As a Tree

I am using one of my all-time favorite stamp sets today--Lovely As a Tree. It has been in the Stampin' Up! catalog for about five years now, and it is one of the best sets ever. Today I chose the layout from Mary Jo Price-Williams' Monday Lunchtime Sketch and decided to go with a holiday theme. I guess it's time to begin thinking about Christmas card ideas so I won't be rushing at the last minute. Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree, Short and Sweet
Paper: Concord Crush, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Concord Crush, Versa Mark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 3/16" Corner Small, Scallop Oval Extra-Large, Small Oval and Large Oval punch, Square Ice Brads, Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Morning Cup

This cute little stamp set along with the Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper (Who said it has to be for little kids?) came together nicely in this gift set I made. I love the fresh, vibrant color combination. It's just screams "SUMMER" to me, and it has been very hot in Minnesota recently. I filled the box with some coffee beans and gave it to a friend of mine. Then I decided to make another card with the supplies I already had on my stamping table using the beautiful wings butterfly die. The box is made using the tutorial I posted in July. Enjoy!

Stamp sets: Morning Cup, Just Believe (thank you)
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Poppy Parade, Basic Black
Other: Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight Markers, Ticket, Word Window, Modern, and Circle Scallop Punch, Poppy Parade 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon, 5/16 white brad, silver elastic ribbon (retired), beautiful wings embosslit die

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just Believe--Curtain Call Color Challenge

This wonderful set has so many possibilities, and I will be posting some of my ideas over the next few days. The first card is one I did for Stacy's Curtain Call Color Challenge (Act 41)

Stamp Sets: Just Believe, Tiny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink Pads: Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Other: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (I just love this!), Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon