Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 235

This week's Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 235 made me reach for a soon to be released Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Sprinkled Expressions.  It features three sayings and three images (which will be featured in future cards).  Here are the details for this card:
Stamp Set:  Sprinkled Expressions
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Regal Rose
Ink:  Black Stazon
Accessories:  Real Red 3/8" taffeta, Neutral Brads, Small Heart Punch, Full Heart Punch, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

I'll be posting some additional cards using this set in the next week so stay tuned.  Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snow Swirled--CCMC179 and Saturday Sketch Challenge 233

I had a few extra minutes to stamp yesterday and decided to use the Create With Mary and Connie and Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge as inspiration.  I'm so glad these ladies do these challenges because they are such an inspiration to me particularly when life is really busy, and I don't have much time to get the cr
eative juices going.  This non-traditional color scheme for a Christmas card turned out nicely, and I liked the simplicity of the design.

Stamp Set:  Snow Swirled
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Lucky Lemonade, Basic Grey
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Scallop punch, 1 3/8" punch, white embossing powder, Rhinestone jewels

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Online Extravanganza

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and will run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

Be sure to log in to my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings like...

FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express

60% off select Designer Fabrics
30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle!
PLUS...two items, on sale for 24 hours only (Nov 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])

SO...make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

Watch for more detailed information to come on November 21!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Snow Swirled Stamping 411 SSC228

It's been a busy fall at school so although I have been stamping like crazy to get ready for craft shows, I haven't had much time to post on my blog.  So, with a few extra minutes in my day, I decided to show you what I have been up to.  I'll start with a card I did for a trade ealier this week using the inspiration from Stamping 411 and then move on to the craft show pictures.

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Cards Stock:  Night of Navy, Bashful Blue DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  White embossing powder, scallop oval punch, Basic Rhinestones, white organza ribbon, snowburst embossing folder

Now, on to some posts from a craft show a fellow demonstrator and I did last weekend.  We got lots ideas from around the web, so if you see one of you great ideas, let me say thank you in advance.  Most of our stuff was a hit with the shoppers!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Aviary--Stamping 411 Sketch

I love this set but don't use it often enough so I pulled it out to create a card for the Stamping 411 Sketch this week and used the stripe paper from the Just Add Cake DSP.  Enjoy the rest of the week.

Stamp Sets:  Avairy, Petite Pairs
Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Delightful Daffodil, Wild Wisabi, Poppy Parade, Just Add Cake DSP
Stamp Pads:  Poppy Parada, Marina Mist
Other:  2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, white gel pen, Stripes embossing folder, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffet ribbon

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day of Gratitude

I hope your week is starting out well.  I decided to take on two challenges at once in this card--the Create With Connie and Mary Color Challenge 167 and a new one I found last week called Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge  I pulled out the Day of Gratitude stamp set as we had a little frost the other night so some of the leaves are beginning to turn already and Cajun Craze and Old Olive worked nicely into this card along with the neutral Basic Grey. 

Stamp Set:  Day of Gratitude
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Markers:  Cajun Craze and Old Olive
Other:  White grossgrain, antique brad, perfect polka dot embossing folder

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gently Falling--Stamping 411

We're having our first fall day in Minnesota so I thought it would be fitting to use Gently Falling for my submission to the Stamping 411 challenge this week.  I love this color combination--Pool Party, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard.  This is the first time I purchased the Stampin' Up! fabric, and I am loving the way it looks.  It can be used like ribbon but doesn't have the bulkiness that sometimes occurs with ribbon and costs extra postage to mail.  The Petitie Pairs is a new set for me, and I am really enjoying it's flexibility.  Enjoy!

Stamp Sets:  Gently Falling, Petite Pairs
Card Stock:  More Mustard, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
Stamp Pads:  Pool Party, Chocolate Chip
Other:  Small Oval Punch (retired), Large Oval Punch, Extra-Large, Oval Punch, Hemp Twine, Spice Cake Designer Fabric

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Delicate Doilies and Petite Pairs--CCMC166

I continue to grab the Delicate Doilies stamp set on a regular basis.  I just love the many different looks you can achieve with it.  This card was submitted for the Create With Connie and Mary Challenge 166 and uses Soft Suede, Marina Mist, and Blushing Bride.  The polka dot ribbon was an accident about a year ago.  I left my black stamp pad open and apparently had a piece of melon mambo polka dot ribbon stretched across it.  It absorbed all that black ink and presented itself as soft suede!

Stamp Sets:  Delicate Doilies, Petite Pairs
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Stamp Pads:  Soft Suede
Other:  Marina Mist and Blusing Bride markers, Antique Brads, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, sponge, dimensionals, ribbon

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Upsy Daisy with New In-Colors for Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 210

I'm back from a wonderful July 4th weekend and wanted to share another card with you using the 2011-1013 In-Colors that were just released from Stampin' Up!  I used them for the first time in my previous post, and I couldn't wait to try them again.  I am submitting this card for the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 210.  This card uses the Upsy Daisy stamp set that has been around for a while, but I love how it lends itself to featuring multiple colors and the use of markers.  The specifics for this card are listed below:

Stamp Sets:  Upsy Daisy, Happiest Brithday Wishes (new hostess set)

Card Stock:  Calypso Coral (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and 3 1/2 x 3), Whisper White (4 x 5 1/4 and 3 1/4 x 2 3/4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/4 x 1 1/2), Pool Party (5 1/4 x 1 1/2)

Markers:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeage

Stamp pad:  Versamark

Other:  white embossing power, Polka Dot embossing folder, Scallop Circle punch, Eyelet Border punch, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, dimensionals


Saturday, July 2, 2011

2011-2013 In-Colors Using Fabulous Florets

I finally had the time to take the shrink wrap off my new 2011-2013 Stampin' Up! In-Colors, and I am loving them.  I decided to play along with the Pals Paper Arts (PPA 100) challenge this week and used the Fabulous Florets stamp set found on p. 107 of the Idea Book and Catalog.  I love to cut out and layer flowers like this for special cards, but one wouldn't want to make a large quantity of these as they do take time (great cutting project while watching television).  Here are the specifics:

Card Stock:  Calypso Coral ( 1 piece at 10 1/2" x 5 1/4", 1 piece at 4 3/4" x 1 3/8"), Pool Party (1 piece at 4 3/4" x 1 3/8"), Wisteria Wonder ( 1 piece at 4 3/4" x 1 3/8"), Whisper White (1 piece at 5" x 5", 1 piece at 1/2" x 4", miscellaneous pieces for flowers)

Stamp Pads:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals


Friday, July 1, 2011

The New Catalog Has Arrived

Here it is...what we have all been waiting for...the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  Just CLICK HERE, and you will be transported into a shopping experience like no other.  The stamp sets, the die cuts, the accessories and new colors are exceptional, and I will be posting samples on a regular basis during the next few months (school is out, so the teacher can play).  Shop online or email me directly to place an order.

A New Catalog and a New Deal

CLICK HERE for more details.
Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Note Cards (20)
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
Blender Pen (1)
Clear-Mount Block C
SNAIL Adhesive
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies

The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
  • D├ęcor Elements applicator
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (50) 
Contact me to get additional information and find out the added benefits of joining my team.  It's so easy.  Then you can CLICK HERE and Join the Fun as a new Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

    Monday, June 27, 2011

    Create With Connie and Mary and Stamping 411 Take Two

    The Delicate Doilies stamp set will soon make its debut in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, and I used one of the stamps from this set along with some retiring DSP and ribbon to make this card.  The Color Challenge at Create With Connie and Mary along with the design from Stamping 411 inspired this card.  Enjoy!

    I used the following supplies to make this card:

    Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Old Olive
    Stamp Pad:  Tangerine Tango
    Punches:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
    Other:  Turquoise Fire Square Brad, Tangerine Tango polka dot ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder

    Thanks to both Create with Connie and Mary and Stamping 411 for their inspiration. 

    Have a great week!  I'll be back when I return from a few days of vacation.

    Saturday, June 25, 2011

    Stamping 411 Challenge

    I love having the time to participate in some of the great online card challenges, and summer is my time to do that so I turned to one of my favorites today.  The Stamping 411 website is a great inspiration for me so here is my take on this week's challenge.  I used Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black along with the new Delicate Doilies stamp set which will be in the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  I embossed white on black and black on white and added an antique brad and a 1/8" real red taffeta bow for this one.  I also used the Polka Dot embossing folder for the background and finished it off with Happy Birthday from Tiny Tiny Wishes embossed in black and punched with the Word Window Punch.  Enjoy!