Monthly Archives: July 2009

Asian Artistry

Cards 040Hey there, folks!  I’m rather fond of the card I am posting today.  Not sure exactly why – I just like it.  🙂  I have used one of the new hostess sets called “Asian Artistry”.  Very pretty.  And even though the designer paper I used in the background is retired, I thought it went perfectly with the image of the bird.  Makes him look like he’s amongst a field of bamboo or something… 🙂

Supplies:  Soft Suede cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Green Tea DSP (retired), Key Tag punch (retired), Soft Suede classic inkpad, Old Olive marker, Soft Suede marker, Blender Pen, Bashful Blue inkpad, Old Olive ribbon.

Stamp Set:  Asian Artistry

Asian Artisty set

You can earn this stamp set for free by hosting a Stampin’ Up! workshop with me.  Email me today to schedule yours!


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What a week!

Cards 025Sorry I’ve been MIA this week – lots of things have been keeping me busy! Today I am posting a card that I made a while back.  I made this card for a card night that I had with my mom and my brother’s fiance (hi ashley!).  Occasionally we will get together and make cards.  Anyway, this one turned out really cute and would be great for a kids birthday or something.

Supplies:  Pacific Point cardstock  (retired), So Saffron cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Pink Passion cardstock, StazOn ink (Black), Soft Sky inkpad (retired), Pacific Point inkpad (retired), So Saffron marker, Pink Passion marker, Blender Pens, scissors

Stamp sets:  Just Beachy (retired), Lazy Days roller (retired)

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Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

ssc107Here is the sketch that we were given this week from the gals at Stamping 411.  It’s a very basic sketch, but it was actually a little hard to come up with an idea for it.  There were so many options I didn’t know what to choose!  🙂  In the end, I chose to keep in simple.  I tend to do that a lot…  I also rotated the sketch.

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For this card, I used Rose Red cardstock as my base.  I used Pretty In Pink cardstock for the center which I ran through my Big Shot using the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die.  I just recently got this die and it is the first time I have used it.  I don’t know why I held out so long – it’s so easy and pretty!  The die simply embosses the rose design onto your piece of cardstock.  Then, I decided to color mine using Stampin’ Pastels and a sponge dauber.  The raised portions of the flower picked up more of the color which created a great outline.  Then I punched around the empty spaces of the cardstock using my paper piercer and the mat pack.  The sentiment was stamped in Rose Red ink and punched out with the Large Oval punch.  After layering the sentiment onto a piece of Rose Red cardstock (punched with the Scalloped Oval punch) I adhered it to my card using Dimensionals.  All this sounds like a lot of steps, but it really only took about 20 minutes to make!

Supplies:  Rose Red cardstock, Pretty in Pink cardstock, Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die, Big Shot, Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Dauber, Rose Red classic ink pad, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Stamp Set:  Short & Sweet


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Tiles Project

Stamping on Ceramic Tiles

Hey folks!  Today I am posting a fun project that I learned to do with my upline, Robin.  We made coasters out of plain, ceramic tiles (from Lowe’s), some Craft Ink, and rubber stamps.  They were super easy and look so great!

If any of you are in my area and would like to learn how to make these coasters, I will be holding a class on Saturday, July 18th at 1pm for $10.  I only have 4 spaces left open, so email me if you are interested! 

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Another wedding card

S411 LayoutHere is another wedding card that I just made.  For this one, I used a piece Chocolate Chip cardstock for my base.  Then I layered a piece of Holiday Happenings DSP (retired) on the top portion of the card.  I stamped the Mr. & Mrs. onto Whispher White cardstock and punched them out with the 1 1/4″ square punch.  Those pieces were layed on to Kiwi Kiss cardstock punched out with the 1 3/8″ square punch.  That was all tied off with a piece of Chocolate Chip Tafetta ribbon.

Supplies:  Chocolate Chip cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Kiwi Kiss cardstock (retired), Chocolate Chip classic ink pad, Kiwi Kiss classic ink pad (retired), Holiday Happenings Designer paper (retired), Chocolate Chip Tafetta ribbon.

Stamp set:  Together Forever


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Stampin’ Up! Deal of the Week #2

DOW2Just announced is this week’s Deal of the Week!  This week you can get the Big Shot Doctor’s Bag for only $49.99 USD (original price $69.95 USD).  That’s a savings of nearly 30%!

From July 6th through July 13th (before 9:50 MT), you can purchase the Big Shot Doctor’s Bag (item #113474) for nearly 30% off.  The bag is perfect for both storing and transporting your Big Shot die cutting machine, cutting pads and dies.  The bag also features the Stampin’ Up! logo.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, simply visit my website and click on the “Shop Now” button at the top.  On the next screen there will be a section on the left for Deal of the Week.  Or, you can email me your order (email must be received before midnight on July 12th).

If you don’t have a Big Shot machine and are interested in learning more about it and what it can do, let me know!  I will even let you come over and play with my Big Shot machine so you can get a feel for it before you purchase.

As always, email me or call me with questions!

Samples of cards using the Big Shot machine:

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Top Note die cut

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Envelope die cut used to make boxes

Texture Plate (embossed on background)

Texture Plate (embossed on background)

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Happy Everything

Happy Everything

The card I am posting today is pretty simple but I think it is powerful at the same time.  I have to admit that I did not use all Stampin’ Up! products (the shame!), but I had to.  My mom and I went to the Scrapbooking Convention in Dulles the other weekend and I found a totally fabulous clear stamp set that I just had to have.  The 3 squares of flowers came from that stamp set which is called “Spring Blooms” by Impression Obsession.  First, I stamped the flowers in some of the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors; Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry.  I then punched each of them out with my 1 3/8″ square punch.  The squares were then layered on to a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock which was all layered on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the “Happy Everything” stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the greeting which is stamped in Basic Black and Bermuda Bay ink.  I really love the contrast of the new In Colors and the white cardstock – it just takes me right back to Bermuda!

Supplies:  Whisper White cardstock, Bermuda Bay cardstock, 1 3/8″ square punch, Crushed Curry classic ink pad, Melon Mambo classic ink pad, Rich Razzleberry classic ink pad, Basic Black classic ink pad, Bermuda Bay classic ink pad, Dimensionals.

Stamp Sets:  Happy Everything (SU!), Spring Blooms (IO)

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