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

Monday, January 16, 2012

Apothecary Art

The new Occasions Mini Catalog is filled to the brim with some beautiful stamp sets, decorative paper and some new embossing tools.  One of my favorite new sets is called Apothecary Art and goes perfectly with the new Labels Collection Framelits.  I combined those two items with the Twitterpated Designed Series and the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die on my
 envelope and card, and here is what I came up with.

My color scheme is Blushing Bride, Whisper White and Baja Breeze.  I used the Stazon to stamp the image and greeting and used my markers (Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz) to add some color.



Friday, January 13, 2012

Sneak Peak Sprinkled Expressions

Sale-A-Bration begins on January 24, and here is a great set called Sprinkled Expressions that you can get free with a $50 purchase.  It includes a flower, a heart and this star along with some greetings.  I created the shiny textured background with the houndstooth embossing folder along with aluminum foil glued to whisper white card stock. It makes a great background with lots of  shine to it.  Here's the details.  Enjoy!

Stamp Sets:  Sprinkled Expressions, Happiest of Birthdays
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:   Basic Black, Real Red
Other:  Aluminum Foil, Houndstooth Embossing Folder