Friday, August 30, 2013

Chalkboard Technique

Have you tried the chalkboard technique? I was a little nervous at first, but it's so easy. Here is my card I made.
Just take any image, ink it up with white ink and then stamp directly onto your black cardstock. Next you take a sponge and lightly rubbed around the edges and across the top to create the "chalk dust" look. If you haven't tried it, you should! Speaking of chalkboards you should head on over to The Friday Mashup!, they have a cool A,B,C.....1,2,3 challenge this week.
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Butterfly Promotion!

Stampin' Up has a new promotion starting today!! It involves butterflies!!
Here are the details of the promotion. It runs from Aug. 29th- Septemer 30th
Bundle ItemPage in Catalog DescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 $4.63
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$34.90 $29.67 $5.23
Click HERE to get this now!!
Wow, that's an awesome deal!! I love Bundles. I will have to get some cards made to showcase this fabulous offer. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beautiful Leaves

A week ago, I went four wheelin' and the leaves are just starting to change where I live. I have been dying to make a card with this stamp set, "Wonderfall" I also love that Stampin' Up has brought back some of these beautiful jewel tones.
Here is today's card.
When Crushed Curry was an "In Color" , I was pregnant and I hated it. Since then I have repented and I think  it's becoming my new favorite yellow!!! Everything about this card is fun!!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

3,2,1...Blast Off!

Today's card is one that I made a while ago. I really like this stamp set. Especially for little boys. This card is a waterfall card. When you pull the tab on the bottom, it makes it look like all the things are flying off into space.
I stamped the space ship in versa mark and embossed it in pewter embossing powder. It's so pretty! All the planets & stars are embossed as well.
Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mojo Monday 308

It's Monday!! Sorry for the late post. The kiddos started school today!! Yeah!!! for mom, she survived another Summer. Anyway I started off the morning with some mojo. Here is the sketch
A neighbor mentioned she needed to send a get well card to her granddaughter who broke her leg. So I decided to help her out by making this card.

The Stamp set I used was "Tag It" If you don't have this stamp set, you need it. Not only is it cute, but it's also Stampin' Up's Ronald McDonald Stamp set for the year. Every time this stamp set is purchased, SU donates $3 to a Ronald McDonald House.

Isn't it cute, if you don't have it, head on over to my store and get it!!
Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Friday Mashup 124

First of all, it's time for a small bragging moment. Last week I played Friday Mashup and they picked me for
Remember this card? It's all about the Candy and this week it certainly was. You can check out the post HERE!
Thanks for indulging me for a few minutes. Now for today's card. Another Friday Mashup!!
This one is based on a layout and I'll be honest. I was stumped.
This is actually a very simple card, but fun as well. I love the color combo, Island Indigo, Garden Green & Rose Red. I haven't used Garden Green in ages, but it worked today. I also used the window sheet from the Quatrefancy DSP. Head on over to the Friday Mashup and see what you can come up with!
 Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

So in the next few weeks, my son is turning 12!! Ahh.... I'm not old enough to have a 12 year old. Anyway, I thought I would make him a birthday card. I actually really like how this card turned out.
It's based on this sketch.
Instead of paper, I decided to use Washi tape to make the cross action. Have you tried Washi taper? It's so easy to work with. It rips really easy and it's very forgiving. You can pull it off your paper and reposition it if you mess up!! If you haven't tried any, head on over to my online store to get some. Click HERE!
Happy Stamping!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Convention 2013 Swap

As I was looking through things, I realized that I hadn't posted my convention swap for Stampin' Up Convention. I really liked what I came up with this year.

My favorite part of this card is the Toucan!!!! He's so cute!! I also used the new "Core'dinations" Cardstock from Stampin' Up. If you haven't tried this stuff, you need to. It's really simple to use. You just run a piece of it through your embossing folder and then take a sanding block and rub off the top layer. In the end you get gorgeous results. If you're interested in trying some, you can find it HERE on my online store.
Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Wheely Sweet"

This card was seriously out of my comfort zone, but I was trying a challenge. I used Gorgeous Grunge to do the background. It's stamped in versa mark and then embossed with black powder. The color combo was also a little bit different for me, but I like how it turned out in the end.
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mojo Monday Baby Style

Today's card is for one of my club girls who is having a baby. However, it's a SURPRISE!! She doesn't know what she's having.... so the card had to be neutral but still super cute. When I saw this stamp set in the Stampin' Up Catalog, I knew it was a must have.
The color combo is Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Coastal Cabana. I also loved using the Ruffle stretch trim. It went around the circle so nicely!!
Happy Stamping!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's all about the candy!!

Today's card comes from another challenge. The Friday Mashup!! You can find their blog HERE. They have a cool new technique to try called Color Blocking! Literally you use your clear blocks to stamp with. You should try it, I had lots of fun. Here's my card for today.
You can never prepare too early for Halloween!! Anyone hungry for some candy corn? Anyway, I used the smallest clear block to stamp my 9 patch. Then I used the stamp set Halloween Hello to add some flare. Finally I finished out with the "candy" of course, the embellishments. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

O Scrap!!

Today I have a scrapbook page for you!. I love to scrapbook. I love how it turned out. That's the great thing about creating. You start with one thing in your mind and something completely different ends up on the page sometimes.
I used Strawberry Splash & Coastal Cabana. I also used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set. If you don't have this one, you seriously need to get it. It's a must have.
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge & Oh, Goodie!
Accessories: Varying sizes of circle punches.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Carbs, Schmarbs!

Carbs, Schmarbs. Wow that's a mouthful. I couldn't even spell the word "Schmarbs" until I saw this stamp set. Anyway, today's card is a birthday card! However, the fun thing is, this is not a traditional birthday stamp set.
I call this "re-purposing" (is that a new word?) It's where you take a stamp set and give it a different purpose than was originally intended. This is great because it allows you to get more use out of your stamp sets. I also need to give a shout out to Bermuda Bay!!! Eeeeeek I'm in love with this color. I don't think I will ever get over it!
Happy Stamping!!
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
DSP: Birthday Basics
Stamp Sets: Just Married, Yippee-Skippee!
Accessories: Basic Jewels

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stampin' Celebration Challenge

Today is a Stampin' Celebration Challenge. If you want to join in the fun click here.
I love the picture they chose this month. Purple & Green are two of my most favorite color combos. They remind of a "Lime Rickey" and that makes me happy!
Here is today's inspiration.
Isn't it Gorgeous?
I decided to dig out an oldie, but goodie stamp set. Delicate Doilies.
I don't know why, but I love this stamp set. It's a pretty basic layout. I also did the "Rock N Roll Technique on the doilies. So fun!
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Delicate Doilies, Label Love
Accessories: 1/8 Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Artisan Label Punch
Happy Stamping!!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Mojo Monday

Today's post comes from the Mojo Monday Sketch. Here is the sketch:

I have been dying to play with my Halloween stuff so today you get a Halloween card.
The fun thing about this card is, the button. I took the largest Vintage Faceted Button and inked it up with Versa Mark. Then I dipped the button into Heat n Stick powder. Dry the powder. Next, I dipped the button into the new black glitter from the Holiday Catalog. Remember to set the glitter with heat again and then voila!!, your done.
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
DSP: Witches' Brew
Stamp Set: Halloween Bash
Accessories: Labels Framelits, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Black Glitter
& Pumpkin Pie 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon
If you need any of these things, click on the "SHOP NOW" tab above!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 9, 2013

What She Wore!!

First I want to apologize for the slack in blogging the last couple of days. I haven't been on top of my game. Anyway, todays card is one that I've been wanting to make for a long time. One of my favorite places to get color inspiration is from my little girl's clothing.
Here's the dress......
and here's the card........
The words STINKIN' CUTE come to mind!!! It's so fun to look around you and be inspired!!
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Polka Dot Parade
Stamp Set: Yipeeee-Skipeee
Acessories: Stripes Embossing Folder, Brayer, Fun Flowers Bigz Die, Regals Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine, 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fruit Loops Anyone?

So this morning as I was pouring Fruit Loops for my little boy, I realized that the colors of this card are an exact match to the colors in the cereal. It made me laugh.
Needless to say, I still love this card. This is the card I made for my mom's birthday. I used a fun technique where you sponge the inside of your embossing folder and then run it though the Big Shot.
Supply List:
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Sets: Really Good Greetings, Simply Stars
Accessories: Deco Label Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

HSS Challenge #165

Today is a blog challenge. I love doing these because they get me thinking in a different way than I normally do. Today's challenge is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Blog. You can find that blog here. This week's inspiration was based off this picture.
Isn't it cute? I love everything about it. Especially the shoes!!
So this picture was a bit of a challenge for me, but here's what I finally came up with.
I decided to use the suitcase from "Around the World" Love this stamp set!!!. I also want to use the Victorian lace. It's so pretty.
Here's the Supply List:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit & Very Vanille (Anyone hungry?)
DSP: Birthday Basics & Soho Subway
Ink: Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Around the World (Check out my Stamp of the Month Club ) Hello Lovely, & Remembering Your Birthday
Accessories: In Color Dahlias, Crochet Trim, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bermuda Bay-Love at first sight!

Ok, so I have a confession to make.... I am in love with Bermuda Bay!! Hands down this is the best color SU has added to their color family!!! It is so versatile. It can be bright and happy, but it's also cool and collected like in this Snowflake card.
Wouldn't you just love to get this card? Everything about it is crisp and neat. I stamped the snowflake in silver ink, cut it out with framelits (yes ladies, there are framelits) and then added some bling with the Frosted Finished Embellishements.
Supply List:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
DSP: Winter Frost Specialty
Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry, Really Good Greetings
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits, Encore Silver Ink, Frosted Finishes Embellishements, Island Indigo Ink

Friday, August 2, 2013

Let it Snow! Let it July?

Ok so, the Holiday Catalog is now live!! If you haven't seen it yet, click on picture of it to the right of my blog to see all the yummy things inside. When I first saw this stamp set and paper I just about did a summersault. I was in love!!! Needless to say I new I had to make something with it so here it is. Everything on this layout comes from Stampin' Up's new Holiday Catalog. The snowflakes are stamped in silver and boy are they gorgeous.
Here's the supply list:
Cardstock: Island Indigo Textured CS (Holiday)
Coastal Cabana CS
DSP: Winter Frost Specialty
Stamp Set: Festive Flurry
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits, Encore Silver Ink Pad, Silver Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments and Deco Labels Framelits

Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's August!!

So after a very long Hiatus, I am ready to start blogging again!! To kick things off, I am starting a new program, it's called "Stamp of the Month" club. Each month I am going to feature a stamp set. Here is August.
Stamp Set: Around the World
I love, love, love this stamp set. In fact I love everything about this suite.
A quick run down. The cost is $30/month-clear or $36/month-wood. You will receive in the mail
  • Featured stamp set
  • 3 handmade cards for inspiration
  • Full Color Instruction sheet
For more info, click on the tab "Stamp of the Month" above.
To Highlight this month, here are each of the cards individually.

Aren't they cute!!! Who wouldn't want to receive this card?
So if you have any questions, please contact me.
Happy Stamping!