Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Hearts - Mojo 225

This week's Mojo Monday Sketch is perfect for HEARTS!!

I've got hearts going on all over the place.  Hearts within hearts, and embossed hearts too!

Stamps:  P.S. I Love You (Occasions Mini 125460 [W]; 125462 [C]), Tiny Tags (118091 [W]; 118592 [C])
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Calypso Coral, Regal Rose, Real Red
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories:  Calypso Coral 1/8" Organdy Ribbon (SAB), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (125573), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  1/16" Circle Punch (101227), Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190)

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Take time for yourself today and Create Something Fun!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Be My Valentine

I've always liked Valentine's Day.  In grade school, I loved opening my "mail" in my Valentine bag.  As a mother, I've searched for cute little Valentine's for my own children to give, and became extremely disappointed at the ridiculous little character Valentines that fold with a little sticker to hold them closed.  What fun is that?  I like a real envelope with a real Valentine inside.  (Maybe a little treat tucked in too.) Because of this, I have been making Valentines with my kids long before I started stamping.   Now it is even easier with all the fun tools and stamps available from Stampin' Up!

This 3" x 3"Love Note card, is quite simple to make.  The red heart is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I did this on a 2-1/8" x 2" rectangle so that when I punched it out with the Full Heart Punch, I could position the roses before I punched.  I punched a small heart (117193) out of the scrap to decorate the inside of the card.  The bottom edge of the card is embossed with the heart strip from the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (Occasions Mini 2012), and Cupid is ready with his arrow in the background, stamped in VersaMark.

Stamps:  P.S. I Love You (125460 [W]; 125462 [C]), Elements of Style (118611 [W]; 120045 [C])
Ink:  VersaMark, Basic Gray
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (125601), Full Heart Punch (119883),
Heat Tool (100005)

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Take time for yourself and Create Something Fun today!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fox & Friends Hello Baby

I actually made this cute baby whale card with a color challenge in mind - the colors being Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla.  BUT... life got too busy and I didn't get it uploaded in time.  Oh well.  

The waves were made with the Tasteful Trim XL Die, using the "left over" piece for the scallop.

Stamps:  Fox & Friends (117020 [W]; 118565 [C]), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
Tools:  Tasteful Trim XL Die (120893), 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch

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Take time for yourself and create something fun today!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chocolate Valentine

Mmmmm! These chocolate strawberries look good enough to eat!  This delicious stamp set can be found in the new Occasions Mini Catalog and is available now.

I inked up the strawberry stamp with Real Red and Chocolate Chip (of course!) markers and stamped it three times.  Each strawberry is cut out and adhered with a dimensional over a 1-1/4" Whisper White circle on which the stem, inked with a Garden Green marker, was stamped.  I always use a glue dot to stick on a tied bow.  Those little circles of stickiness are great for something like this.  Just press the back of the bow right over the glue dot to lift it off the wax strip, and you won't have problems trying to get it off your fingers.

Stamps:  P.S. I Love You (Occasions Mini 125460 [W]; 125462 [C]), Hand-Penned Holidays (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Real Red, Real Red Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker, Garden Green Marker
Paper:  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories:  1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)
Tools:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die (117332), Big Shot

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Take time for yourself and create something fun today!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happiest Birthday - Mojo222

The Holidays are behind us, and for me, January is a time to get reorganized and reenergized.  It feels like I have a bit more time to do the things that I enjoy.  The past few days have been absolutely gorgeous, and I have taken advantage of the great weather to get outside and play some tennis, do a little gardening, and of course I also did some stamping!

Always on the lookout for masculine birthday card ideas?  Check out my Mojo Monday sketch for this week:

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set 2011-2012 Catalog), Create A Cupcake (121915 [W]; 121982 [C]), Extreme Elements (115181)
Ink:  Marina Mist, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist Marker, Peach Parfait Marker, Early Espresso Marker
Paper:  Marina Mist, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Just Add Cake DSP (124339)
Accessories & Tools:  Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1 (114512), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), Dimensionals (104430), Big Shot

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Make it a great when you create something fun!