Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bordering On Romance Shaker Card

This is the first shaker card that I created since Christmas with the little snowman.  These cards are so much fun to make and extra special to receive.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets; Bordering on Romance 125482, Teeny TIny Wishes 115370.  Paper; Whisper White 100730, Calypso Coral 122925, Poppy Parade 119793, Wild WAsabi 108641, Naturals White 102316.  Inks; Calypso Coral 122939, Poppy Parade 119782, Pear Pizzazz 119784.  Embellishments; Big Shot 113439, Labels Collection Framelits Dies 125598, Scallop Circle #2 Original Die 113469, Lots of Tags Sizzlits dies 114508, Shaker Frames 124155, BoHo Blossoms Punch 119858, Window Sheets 114323, Silver micro beads (non-SU product), Basic Pearls 119247, Mini Glue Dots 103683.

 OKAY!  I guess I am losing it. It is the second shaker card that I created since Christmas.  See Happy Easter card with the little chick!   LOL

Friday, March 30, 2012

You are going to see a lot of this stamp set because it is so versatile.  And with summer around the corner what is better than a big juicy slice of watermelon.  Here's a tip.  Use versamark on the melon slices and then add the melon embossing powder (pg 35 in the mini).  Heat with heating tool and smell the delicious scent of melon.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets; Mouthwatering 125677, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set) 122617.  Paper; Wild Wasabi 108641, Melon Mambo115320, Whisper White 100730.  Inks: Melon Mambo 115656, Wild Wasabi 109014.  Embellishments; Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon 1250059, Glimmer Brads 121004, Big Shot 113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Red & White Happy Birthday

Copied the idea for this White & Red 4 window card with this Birthday Greeting from a demonstrator on Stampin' Connection.  I wrote down her name so I could give her credit and I misplaced the paper in the mess on my desk.  However, I do believe her first name is Janis.  Thank you Janis for the inspiration.
I used the flowers in my windows where she used stamped gift boxes.  I also used the framed Tulips embossing folder which she did not use.  I like the idea of just white with 1 other color, it gives it such a clean look.

Supplies: Stamp Set: (Hostess set) Happiest Birthday Wishes 122617.  Paper; Whisper White 100730, Poppy Parade 119793, Naturals White 102316.  Inks; Poppy Parade 119782.  Embellishments; 1" Square punch 124094, Boho Blossoms Punch 119858, Neutrals Brads 119736, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Paper Piercing Tool 116131, Mat Pack 105826, Big Shot 113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder 121809. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Whoooo said SAB?

If you are trying to use the paper from SAB this card uses 3 different designs.  I am trying to use as much DSP as I can to give you more ideas.  I love how this one turned out.

Supplies: Stamp Set; P.S. I love you.  Paper; Peach Parfait 119794, Calypso Coral 122925, soft Suede 115318, Chocolate Chip 102128, Very Vanilla 101650, Everyday Enchantment DSP 126154.  Inks; Soft Sued 115657.  Embellishments; Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Owl Builder Punch 118074, In-Color ribbon 119264 & 119263, Boho Blossoms Punch 119858, Big Shot 113439, Scallop Circles #2 Bigz Die113469, Tasteful Trims Bigz XL dies 120893.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thoughts of You and SAB

Of course, I am trying to use as many SAB papers before the end of this week so all my followers will have more samples to select from.  I cased the color & layout for this card from M. Schack, an SU demo.  I improvised a few changes here and there and really happy with the way it turned out.

Supplies:  Stamp set;  Loving Thoughts 125845.  Paper; Pool Party 122924, Very Vanilla 101650, Poppy Parade 119793, Everyday Enchantment DSP 126154.  Inks; Early Expresso 119670.  Embellishments; Everyday Enchantment Brads 127279, 1" Square Punch 124094, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Big Shot 113439, Edgelits Dies 125595, Lattice Embossing Folder 119976, Ruffled Ribbon 122975, Linen Thread 104199,  Trinkets Hearts 125605.

Monday, March 26, 2012

All in the Family

All in the family has been around for a while and like 'Lovely as a Tree', I hope it stays.  There is always a time when you can use this stamp set.  Good for teachers, Ministers, Children, Babies, Birthday parties, Home, so many uses.  I also used the 3 wheel stamps (Builder Wheels) which ties everything in nicely.

Supplies:  Stamps; All in the Family 113488, Family Accessories 113494; Builder Wheels, For Teacher 123230, Elementary Alphabet 123229,  School Colors 123228.  Paper; Real Red 102482, Naturals White 102316, Whisper White 100730, DSP Paper STack 117115.  Inks;  Black Stazon 101406, Real Red 103133, Pacific Point 111837, Wild Wasabi 109014, Bashful Blue 105209, Daffodil Delight 119667, Pumpkin Pie 105216.  Embellishments; Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Jumbo Wheel Handle 103661, Builder Wheel spindle and spacers 119895.  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Blessings

Had to improvise because I didn't have a Stamp Set with a Cross.  So I made this cross with the Big Shot and the Lattice Die. 

Supplies:  Easter Dove 125455.  Paper; Naturals White 102316, Wisteria Wonder 122922, Glossy White 102599, Designer Series In-Color 122384.  Inks; Black Stazon 101406, Pear Pizazz marker 119801, Wisteria Wonder 122936.  Embellishments:  Big Shot 113439, Lattice Die 115958, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die 120893, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Standard Wheel Handle 102971, Wheel Camomile 125432.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sale-A-Bration.....Ya think?

I know, you are sick of hearing me say it, blah, blah, blah,  At least the little bunny will be around till June 1st, longer I am hoping, because I really like coloring these little guys.  So delightful!

Supplies: Stamp Sets; Elementary Elegance 125122, Everybunny 122707.  Paper;  Poppy Parade 119793, Calypso Coral 122925, Whisper White 100730, Naturals White 102316, Everyday Enchantment 126154.  Inks:  Poppy Parade 119782, Calypso Coral 122139, Black Stazon 101406, Soft Suede 115657.  Embellishments; Ruffled Ribbon 122976, Basic Pearls 119247, Mini Glue Dots 103683, Itty Bitty Punches 118309.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Our In-color DSP goes so well with all our colors.  I especially love the Poppy Parade and will be sorry to see it go with the next IB&C.  In addition, the ribbon that is used on this card is also awesome and I hate to see that go.

Supplies:  Stamp sets;  Short & Sweet 115060, Cherish Friendship 122882.  Paper; Naturals White 102316, Poppy Parade 119793, Whisper White 100730, Garden Green 102584, In-COlor DSP 117158.  Inks; Poppy Parade 119782, Garden Green 102272, Black Stazon 101406, Sahara Sand 105208, Pretty in pink101301.  Embellishments; Big Shot 113439, Perfect Pennant Bigz Die 123126, 1 3/4" Circle Punch 119850, Lace Ribbon Border Punch 122362, Square Punch 119865,  1/2" Poly Stitched In Color Ribbon 119263, Stamin' Dimensionals 104430.


One of my favorite stamp sets in SAB is Elementary Elegance.  I will be sorry to see it leave.

Supplies: Stamp Set; Elementary Elegance 125122, Loving Thoughts 125845.  Paper; Naturals Ivory 101849, Soft Suede 115318, Pool party 122924, Calypso Coral 122925, Poppy Parade 119793, Pear Pizzazz 119795.  Inks; Soft Suede 115657.  Embellishments; Mini Glue dots 103683, Big Shot 113439, Beautiful Wings Embossilits Die 118138.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sale-A-Bration #2

Although I used DSP from the Mini, I used the SAB stamp set Outlines Occasions to create this card

Supplies: Stamp Set; Outlined Occasions, Short & Sweet 115060.  Paper; Whisper White 100730, Chocolate Chip 102128, Pool Party 122924, Naturals White 102316, Sweet Shop DSP 125408, Calypso Coral 122925, Peach Parfait 119794.  Inks; All Stampin' Write Markers 123002, 119801, Black Stazon 101406.  Embellishments; Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sale-A-Bration #1

Okay, I am going to make a run at all the beautiful cards you can create with the gorgeous Designer paper Everyday Enchantment and the wonderful SAB stamp sets.  Remember you can only get these  FREE with a $50 order through the end of March.  Don't wait and miss out.

Supplies: Stamp Sets; Elementary Elegance 125122.  Paper: Calypso Coral 122925, Very Vanilla 101650, Soft Suede 115318, Vellum Card Stock 11856, Everyday Enchantment DSP 126154.  Inks; Soft Suede 115657, Calypso Coral 122939.  Embellishments; Curly Label Punch 119851, Big Shot 113439, Beautiful Wings Embossilits Die 118138,  3/8" Taffeta Ribbon 122967,  Basic Pearls 119247.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

His is Risen

I saw this technique in Stampin Connection and the demo who did this did not have the technique posted so I tried to re-create how I think she did it.  Her Cross was made with more rosettes that what I used, but I do like the way it turned out.

Supplies: Stamp set; Easter Dove 125455.  Paper; Pool Party 122938, Glossy White 102599, Whisper White 100730, Naturals White 102316, In-Color Designer Series DSP 117158.  Inks; Stazon Black 101406, Pool Party 122938, Pear Pizzazz 119784.  Embellishments; Big Shot 113439, Designer Rosette Bigz die 125594, 1 3/4" Circle Punch 119850, Stampin' Around Handle 102971, Chamomile wheel 125432. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

SAB Everyday Enchantment

In terms of how much longer you can get the beautiful designer series paper below, we are looking at about 2 1/2 weeks.  Then it will be gone forever.  So please don't wait until the last day of Sale-A-Bration to get your supply.  
This card was created with the 'Center Step Card Technique'.

Supplies:  Stamp set: Sprinkled Expressions SAB 125132.  Paper; Calypso Coral 122925, Pool party 122924, Very Vanilla 101650, Everyday Enchantment DSP 126154.  Inks; Calypso Coral 122939, Stampin' Write markers 123002 and 100082.  Embellishments; Glue Dots 103683, In-color Ruffled Ribbon 122975, Big Shot 113439, Embossilits Beautiful Wings 118138, stampin' Dimensionals 104430.   

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Easter

This is another stamp from the Everybunny and I said to watch out for more of these stamps.  They are such fun to work with.  This little guy is perfect for the shaker card technique.  I used Copper micro beads to resemble chicken feed.  

Supplies: Stamp Set; Everybunny 122707, Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370.  Paper; Pool Party 122924, Whisper White 100730, Wisteria Wonder 122922, Naturals white 102316, Designer Series In-Color pack DSP 117158.  Inks;  Pool Party 122938, Daffodil Delight 119667, More Mustard 103161, Stazon Black 101406, Pumpkin Pie 105216, Wisteria Wonder 122936.   Embellishments; Shaker Frames 124155, Big Shot 113439, Sizzlets 113508, Designer Frames folder 123130, Ovals Original Dies 114525, Wide Oval Punch 119859, Bakers Twine 125574, Window Sheets 114323, Copper Micro Beads (Non-SU). 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vintage Eleanor

I so love vintage and the 'Eveything Eleanor' set that we received at Leadership.  This 2 box set will come out in the new release of the IB&C on June 1st.  

Supplies:  Stampsets:  Everything Eleanor 124164, Language of Friendship 122752.  Paper:  Marina Mist 119682, Soft Suede 115318, Whisper White 100730, Very Vanilla 101650, Beau Chateau DSP 122357. Inks:  Soft suede 115657, Marina Mist 119668, Daffold Delight 119667.  Embellishments: Aqua Painter 103954, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Trinket Crowns 121891 (stained with alcohol based ink to appear aged), Linen Thread 104199, 1/2" Crumb Cake seam binding 122322 (Stained with soft suede ink), Bird Builder Punch 117191.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Got Green?

More Irish celebrating.  Can almost taste the corn beef and cabbage and Irish Soda Bread.  

Supplies:  Stamp Set; Got Treats 120627.  Paper; Whisper White 100730, Pear Pizazz 119795, Twitterpated DSP 125406.  Inks; Pear Pizazz 119784.  Embellishments; Pear Pizazz Seam Binding 12330, Crystal Effects 101055, Glimmer Brads Brights 121006, Lucky LImeade Bakers Twine 125572, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Updated with lots of Information

Hi Stampers,
Trying to update the appearance of my blog.  I added some items to the sidebars for your convenience, as the current Idea Book & Catalog, the Occasions Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catty. Wondering what the recipe is for each of the samples and how they are created?  Click on the supplies lists under each catalog and that will give you the answers you are looking for.
In addition, I have included the Spanish Catalog for those that are interested.  Have fun and please contact me here for any concerns, or here if you want to place an order.

So Sweet Happy Birthday

I was not going to buy this stamp set in the mini.  Yeah right...until I saw what people on Stampin' Connection were making with it.  AND the wonderful embellishments that go with it.......Then of course I was roped in.  
Supplies: Stamp set; Sweet Cake 125492.  Paper; Soft Suede 115318, Naturals White 102316, Whisper White 100730, Sweet Shop Specialty DSP 125408.  Inks;  Poppy Parade 119782, Soft Suede 115657, Pool Party 123002.  Embellishments;  Big Shot 113439, Top Note Die 113463, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Ruffled Ribbon 119263.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Everybunny Easter

Easter is early this year and we have so many darling stamps for this beautiful occassion.  I must admit that this set is probably my favorite stamp set so far.   The main idea when you buy a stamp set is 'how many ways' can you use this set.  With this set the possibilities are endless.  Look for more projects made with  this set.

Supplies:  Stamp set;  Everybunny 122707.  Paper; Blushing Bride 119796, Whisper White 100730, Naturals White 102316, Designer Series In-Color pack 122384, Just Add Cake DSP 124339.  Inks; Blushing Bride 119786, Pool Party 122938, Pear Pizazz 119784, Wisteria Wonder 122936, Soft Suede 115657.  Embellishments;  Pleated Satin Ribbon Eyelet Border Punch 119853.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More of Black Magic Technique

Again, I heat embossed using white craft ink and then colored with watercolor pencils.  Speaking of heat, the weather is beautiful here right now.  I guess it's that way over most of the eastern coast, but in South Carolina, our ornamental trees and flowers are blooming and look quite beautiful.  A lot like the colors in this card.

Supplies:  Stamp Set;  Rue Des Fleurs 125487.  Paper; Calypso Coral 122925, Basic Black 121045, First Edition DSP 121878.  Inks;  Craft White 104308, Water color pencils 101879.  Embellishments;  Everyday Enchantment Brads 127279 (SAB), 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 115615, Paper Piercing tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826, White Embossing Powder 109132. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Just for you

So glad that the in-color Pool Party will be around for another year.  Just love it!  I couldn't wait to get this set, Tea Shoppe, but now that I got it, I think I like the tiny little flowers the best and not the tea cups.

Supplies:  Stamp sets: Tea Shoppe 125547, Hostess Tagtastic 122747.  Paper:  Soft Suede 115318, Pool Party 122924, Crumb Cake 120953, Very Vanilla 101650, Watercolor Paper 122959, Attic Boutique DSP 125407.  Inks: Soft Suede 119670, Pool Party 122938, Marina Mist 119668, Pear Pizazz 119784, Early Expresso 119670.  Embellishments:  Antique Brads 117273, Curly Label Punch 119851, Modern Label Punch 119849, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quilt Card

I guess since I used to quilt, I can never get away from putting pieces together, whether it is fabric or paper.  I used the postage Stamp punch for this card.  Hope you like it.

Supplies:  Stamp Set; Perfect Punches 120516.  Paper: Pool Party 122924, Soft Suede 115318, Every Day Enchantment DSP (SAB) 126154, Attic Boutique DSP 125407.  Inks; Soft Suede 119670.  Embellishments; Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Big Shot 113439, Designer Frames Embossing folders 123130, Framelits Labels  Collection 125598, Postage Stamp Punch 122344. 

Send Me Soaring

This time of the year when you walk along the beach there are several people out with their kites, all different shapes and sizes.  Most of them look just like this. 

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Send Me Soaring 125442.  Paper:  Calypso Coral 122976, Baja Breeze 111352, Whisper White 100730, Naturals White 102316.   Inks:  Calypso Coral 122939, Baja Breeze 111833, Bashful Blue 105209, Black Stazon 101406.   Embellishments:  1/8" Taffeta Ribbon 122964 & 119253, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Mini Glue Dots 103683. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Blushing Bride Again

Another blushing bride card.....did I tell you how much I am going to miss this color?  Maybe like previous in-colors, they may comeback with this again as a core color.  One can only hope.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Hostess, Tagtastic 122747, Fabulous Florets 123027.  Paper:  Whisper White Blushing Bride 119796.  Inks:  Blushing Bride 119786, Early Express 119670.  Embellishments:  3/8" Pleasted Satin Ribbon 125570, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Big Shot 113439, Designer Frames Embossing Folder 123130,  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder 119277, Extra Large Oval Punch 119859, Dazzling Details 124117.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Great Day for the Irish

Like I said in one of my earlier postings, here's another card for celebrating the day St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland and brought Christianity to the Isle of Erin.

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Happy St. Patrick's Day 125457.  Paper: Garden Green 102584, Whisper White 100730, Designer Series Regal Collection DSP 117154, Naturals White 102316.  Inks:  Garden Green Marker 100080, Black Stazon 101406.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blushing Bride

What a perfect name for this color, Blushing Bride.  I will be so sad to see this color go after the next in-colors come out with the new catty in June.  I wonder, do they still have June brides?  If so, this is great card for either a shower or wedding.

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Love & Laughter 125477.  Paper:  Designer Cuts 125414, Blushing Bride 119796, Very Vanilla 101650.  Inks:  Blushing Bride 119786.  Embellishments:  Basic Pearls 119247, 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon 125570.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

How to create and easel card

I am hoping to post more videos from the Stampin'Up! Home Office

Another little Birdie......

You know I am a demonstrator for SU but many times I want to try a new technique and we (SU) doesn't carry the product.  In this card I was dying to try the Flower Soft embellishment to add a little more texture to the main image and I like the effect.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Peace Within 114312, Tiny Tags 118592.  Paper:  Whisper White 100730, More Mustard 100946, Early Expresso 119686, Naturals White 102316, Designer Series Naturals DSP 117157.  Inks:  More Mustard 103162, Soft Suede 115657, Pumpkin Pie 105216, Wild Wasabi 109014, Tangerine Tango 105216, Daffodil Delight 119667, Early Expresso marker 119680.  Embellishments:  Color Spritzer Tool 107066, Scallop Dots Ribbon 124142, Regal Brads 119737, Ticket Corner Punch 119867, Jewelry Tag Punch 117190, Linen thread 104199, Flower Soft. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Free at last!

I love this stamp set.  I know birds are in this year but here's to the little one that escaped.  Looks like he's been twitterpated.......LOL

Supplies:  Stamp set:  Aviary 120462.  Paper: Whisper White 100730, Naturals White 102316, Twitterpated DSP 125406, Island Indigo 122923.  Inks:  Island Indigo 122937, Black Stazon 101406.  Embellishments:  Big Shot 113439, Framelits Die Labels collection 125598, Embossing Folder Designer Frames 123130, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Vintage St Pat's

Although I am not Irish, I am thankful that my husband is.  I love having an Irish name.  The Irish are such wonderful people.  One of the best vacations we have ever taken was our trip to Ireland, as my husband called it, visiting the old sod.  The country is so beautiful and the people so warm and friendly.  I hope to be posting more cards celebrating the Irish. 

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370.  Paper:  Very Vanilla 101650, Always Artichoke 105119, Designer Cuts 125414.  Inks: Soft Suede 115657, Black Stazon 101406.  Embellishments:  Big Shot 113439, Embossilits Die 125596, Embossing folder Designer Frames 123130, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Basic Pearls 119247, Sponges 101610, Crochet Trim Victoria 118481.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hello There, Baby Bear

Isn't this the sweetest little bear you have ever seen?  He is so stinking cute!  Today was my watercoloring day.  Hope you like it. 

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Bear Hugs 116966.  Paper:  Baja Breeze 111352, Watercolor paper 122959, Whisper White 100730, Naturals White 102316, Twitterpated DSP 125406.  Inks:  Baja Breeze 111833, Black Stazon 101406, Blushing Bride 119786, Calypso Coral 122939, Soft Suede 115657.  Embellishments:  Scallop Trim Border Punch 118402, Scallop Trim Corner Punch 118870, Large Oval Punch 119855, Scalloped Oval Punch 119856, Boho Blossoms Punch 119858, Ittly Bitty Punch Pack 118309, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Basic Pearls 119247, Aqua Painters 103954.