Monday, July 5

Happy 4th! and a just buzzin by trifold card

I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day, I know I did!  We had a great day with family eating yummy brats, doing lots of sparklers, and watching some great fireworks!  Independence day is one of my favorite holidays as we are quite patriotic and love our great country!  Sadly my husband missed out again this year celebrating with a little off time in the Middle East but hopefully he'll be home with us to enjoy the festivities next year!  

and is a card that screams summer to me!  I love the new Daffodil Delight color and Pear Pizazz in color!  These paired with Baja Breeze and Real Red just scream happy summer!  Trifold cards are so much fun and I knew right away that I wanted to use the Just buzzin' by stamp set with the zigzag paper in the new Greenhouse Gala designer series paper pack.  So here is what I came up with....
Its hard to tell but I used the Very Vintage embossing folder on the Pear Pizazz cardstock with the colorful bees punched out using the 1" circle punch.  I cut out the honey pots and layered the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and finished them off with a real red brad.

STAMPS:  Just Buzzin' By
ACCESSORIES:   Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, scallop trim corner and border punches, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, word window punch, real red brads, Boho Blossoms Punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
CARDSTOCK:  Greenhouse Gala DSP, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pear Pizazz, Pumpkin Pie

Happy Stampin'!

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Wednesday, June 30

Give those old cards another look!

So my sister in law came over the other day and wanted to make a card for her brother...she came to the right place!! After lots of looking at ideas she decided she liked an old card I had made (pictured on the right)  She picked out some colors she liked and went from there!  I love the way it turned out and just had to share it!  Such a simple color change and such a huge difference!  Hers is a great masculine birthday card good for any age, I really like the colors she choose.   What do you think? 
STAMP SET:  Lots of Bots
ACCESSORIES:  Not Quite Navy Buttons, Kraft 3/8" taffeta ribbon, scallop punch, word window punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, ticket corner punch
CARDSTOCK:  Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Urban Garden DSP(retired)

Happy Stampin'!
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Tuesday, June 29

Goodbye Nouveau Chic

Only 2 more days to get those last chance items on your list!  Head to my Stampin' Up Website to get those orders in!    Here is a card I made using the retiring Nouveau Chic Designer Paper and retiring color Sage Shadow.  

STAMP SET:  Three little words
ACCESSORIES:  Basic Black Brads, Black Embossing Powder and Heat tool
CARDSTOCK:  Nouveau Chic DSP, Sage Shadow, Basic Black

Happy Stampin'!

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Monday, June 21

Cottage Butterflies

I cased the layout of this card from the new catalog that will soon be available!  I love, love, love it! Its full of wonderful new colors, stamps and many new accessories!!  Let me know if you'd like to reserve a copy as I'm sure they'll go fast!  For this card I used my absolute favorite Designer Paper from our current catalog (Cottage Wall) as well as my favorite little butterflies!
STAMPS:  Picture This
ACCESSORIES:  Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Brads, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Scallop Border Punch
CARDSTOCK:  Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
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Sunday, June 20

I'm back, I'm back!!!!

Wow, I can't believe I've been on a 4 month hiatus!  I hope some of you are still checking in because I have a lot of great new creations to share.  I've done a craft room makeover and am ready to go!  Funny how a little organization can make me go from never entering the room to wanting to spend every spare second there!  I'll share pictures of my craft room soon. 

I made this card recently for a retired swap with the Late Night Stampers group.  I used soon to be retiring stamps and cardstock.   
STAMPS:  A Beautiful Life
ACCESSORIES:  Fresh Favorites II buttons,  Scallop Trim Border punch
CARDSTOCK:  Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, Confetti White

I think this card turned out cute.  I have a hard time with the Kaleidoscope paper but really wanted to use it and this is what I came up with.  I love this caterpillar!  
STAMP SET:  Love Bug
ACCESSORIES:  Whisper White ribbon & my markers
CARDSTOCK:  Kaleidoscope DSP, Apricot Appeal, Pixie Pink, Whisper White

Stay tuned, I promise to have more tomorrow!
Happy Stampin'!

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Wednesday, February 3

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

This is the Saturday Sketch from Stamping 411.  I love challenges because they always have me doing something new and trying many cool different techniques.  If this looks like fun click the link and participate.

This is my take on the sketch.  Simple and cute, perfect for a new baby or a little one's birthday.  

STAMPS:  Fox & Friends, Whimsy Stampin' around Wheel
ACCESSORIES:  Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Die
CARD STOCK:  Kraft, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stampin'!


Sunday, January 31

Vintage Challenge

I made this card for the late night stampers vintage challenge. We were to make a card looking vintage using all current Stampin' Up product.  I love the vellum inside the scallop frame and the way the flowers turned out from the Birds & Bloom sizzlits dies.  I also sponged a little champaign mist shimmer paint onto the vellum to give a little dazzle along with the half pearls from the Pretties kit.  
STAMPS:  Vintage Labels, Embrace Life, Well Scripted
ACCESSORIES:  Birds & Bloom Sizzlits Dies, Champaign Mist Shimmer Paint,  Pretties Kit, Oval Scallop Frame Die
CARD-STOCK:  Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Vellum Paper

Monday, January 25

New Blog Design

Hi everyone, I've been working hard today updating my blog design using Stampin' Up's new My Digital Studio!  I'm excited to be using some of my favorite stamps and papers digitally and to use them on my blog!  I'm still working out the kinks but you can see how it is going!  What do you think?

Of course I can't post without sharing a card so here is one that I made the other day using my new Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die!

Stamps:  Whimsical Words
Accessories:  Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Linen Thread
Card Stock:  Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry, Mellow Moss, Orchid Opulence

      Thanks for stopping by today!
         Happy Stampin',

Saturday, January 23

Weekend Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!  I've got my babies down for a nap and wanted to share some cards I did this early morning for Gretchen's Inspiration in Action Sketch Challenge.  I love the sketch she came up with and just had to do more then one!

Stamps: Cheers to you, Picture this, Cheers stampin' wheel
Accesories:  Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Black brads, word window punch, modern label punch, spritzer tool
Card stock:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade

Stamp Set:  Picnic Parade
Accessories:  Melon Mambo 1/2" polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Pattern 2 Texture Plate
Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Welcome Neighbor DSP, Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, January 20

Kaleidoscope Valentine

Yup... another Valentine!  This is a happy Valentine using the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.  I used the kraft corduroy buttons and dyed them Rich Razzleberry easily by sponging the ink right onto them.  I love that I can pretty much make them whatever color I want!

Stamps:  A Happy Heart
Accessories:  Kraft Corduroy Buttons, Only Orange 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder punch, Table setting Die
Card Stock:  Kaleidoscope DSP, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pixie Pink

Monday, January 18

Non-traditional Valentine

I decided to go outside the usual Valentine color scheme for this one using So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black.  

Stamp Set:  Holiday Best, You & Moi, I {heart} hearts
Accessories:  Basic Black Brad, Eyelet Border punch, small oval punch, Matchbox Die, Black Embossing Powder
Card-stock:  Groom Specialty Paper, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black

Saturday, January 16

Dazzling Valentine!

Valentine's Day is around the corner, have you started thinking about how you are going to show that special someone that you love them?  A handmade card is the perfect thing!  This year I am sending everyone I love a Valentine's card!

For this card I put dazzling diamonds on the scalloped hearts to make them glitter like the paper does, it looks so pretty in real life.
Stamps: Well Scripted, I {Heart} Hearts
Accessories:  Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Real Red Corduroy Buttons, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds
Card-stock:  Sending Love Designer Paper, Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink

Monday, January 11

bot love note

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and wish you an even better new year!  I'm sorry I've been MIA for the past few months, my family moved to Florida recently and we have been getting settled and enjoying the holidays and sunshine!  I'm back at it so keep checking back for new ideas and inspiration!
Here is a super easy little notecard I made to put in my sons lunchbox for school.  I love the little robots in this set and I think he'll enjoy getting a special note at lunch!

STAMP SET:  Lots of Bots,
CARDSTOCK:  To the Nines Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand
ACCESSORIES:  Ticket corner punch, Old Olive Classic Ink, Earth Elements Brads

Happy Stampin'