Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Snowflake Soiree Wishes

Another sneak peek from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog for the Mojo Monday
Sketch Challenge.

I just LOVE snowflakes!  Maybe because where I grew up there was snow every year, but where I live now - not so much as a flake.  Whatever the reason, I had to include this new set of snowflakes for my Christmas collection.  The DSP (designer series paper) is pretty great too.  This paper is in the big catalog.  It coordinates with Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green.

Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree (127922[W]; 127925[C] Holiday Mini), Joyous Celebrations (128066[W]; 128069[C] Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Paper:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, DSP-Be of Good Cheer (126896)
Accessories:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (123125), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Scallop Circles Die #2, 3" Circle Die (122125), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860)

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"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." -THOMAS MORE

Create Something Fun today!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Watercolor Winter Greetings

Ready for a sneak peak from the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog?  There are so many new stamps, accessories and tools, to get your creative juices flowing!  Many items are geared towards Fall, Halloween and of course Christmas.  I am thinking ahead to the Christmas season, so when I saw this two-step stamp set, I immediately had gold embossing come to mind.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig is the best for getting the outline stamps on straight.  Each poinsettia is cut out and then popped up with a Dimensional.  Tiny pearls adorn the center of each flower.

This card is all wrapped up for someone special with its Cherry Cobbler bow.  I just love Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake together.  The greeting is from More Merry Messages, and tiny pine cone finishes it off in style.

Stamps:  Watercolor Winter (129724[W]; 129727[C]), More Merry Messages (126400[W]; 126402[C])
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053), Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (120992), Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430).

Holiday mini shopping begins on August 1st.  Shop HERE 24/7 for all things Stamping Up!

We all have the desire to create meaningful, beautiful things; Create Something Fun today!

~ Renae

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vintage Postage Due

My daughter says this card looks like summer.  The color combination, the reminder of travels, it all brings summer days to mind.

This Postage Due stamp set and designer paper are included in the Fan Fair Product Suite in the 2012-13 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  It shows an array of coordinating items for scrap booking, card making or other projects.  Great for those who need a little help putting items and colors together.  It's right there listed for you on p. 107.

To get the ink coverage on the Very Vanilla card stock, I used a brayer inked with Crumb Cake.  After trial and error (I am just learning the brayer technique), I ended up with just a touch of the Riding Hood Red on the edges.  I sponged the flower with Island Indigo ink and daubed the edges of the stamps with Crumb Cake.

Stamps:  Postage Due (126395[W]; 126397[C])
Ink:  Stazon Black Ink, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair DSP
Accessories:  Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Postage Stamp Punch (122344), Brayer (102395), Stamping Sponge (101610)

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Take time for yourself and Create Something Fun today!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's A Reason To Smile

I love Gerber Daisies.  Their color palate ranges from pastel to very vibrant.  A spot of cheer in my garden all summer long (as long as they get enough water!) when the other flowers have faded.

If you haven't taken advantage of the Reason To Smile promotion, there is still time.  Buy $50 of Stampin' Up! merchandise and get this adorable 2-step stamp set for just $5 during the month of July.  You choose:  wood or clear.

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Stamps:  Reason To Smile (131274[W]; 131275[C]), Tiny Tags (118091[W]; 118592[C])
Ink:  Regal Rose, Regal Rose & Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi from the Subtles DSP Stack (117152)
Accessories:  Basic Jewels Rhinestones (119246), Wild Wasabi 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126873), White Baker's Twine (124262)
Tools:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (119277), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Circles #2 Die (114526), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138), Big Shot (113439)

Enjoy the process of creativity and Create Something Fun!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Jolly Bingo Christmas

Christmas in July!  "Oh, no!" you say, because you don't want to even think about Christmas.  You don't want to hear Christmas music, or see Christmas stuff in the stores.  I'm with you there, but really, July/August is the perfect time to start planning for the big event.  I am the type of person that can think of a brilliant idea - for decoration, for gift giving - only too late to do it up right.  If you are like me, now is the time to start planning, so that you do have time to add your handmade touch.  The Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog will begin on August 1st this year (a month early) with fresh and fabulous ideas for fall all through Christmas and beyond.

The big Catalog also has some great stamp sets and accessories to choose from such as this Jolly Bingo Bits set (24 pieces!) that has a fun, playful feel to it.

This card was quite simple to make, and could easily be mass produced.  Because each small image is punched out, it would be a great one for kids to make.  Each circle is adhered with a dimensional which makes the card front pop.

Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits (120857 [W]; 121187), More Merry Messages (126400 [W]; 126402 [C])
Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green, Pretty In Pink
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories:  Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  1" Circle Punch (119868)

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Rekindle your creativity and Create Something Fun for the holidays.


Friday, July 6, 2012

By The Seashore Notes

It's summer!  One of the best places to enjoy a summer day is by the seashore, but if you can't get to the beach, bring the beach to you!  I just adore this beachside stamp set.

Pool Party was the perfect shade to compliment the gold embossed images.  I dipped my "C" block in the ink pad and stamped it right on the Very Vanilla card stock for the water surrounding my ocean creatures.  Then I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The finished card size is 3 x 3.

Stamps:  By the Seashore (126530 [W]; 126832 [C])
Ink:  Pool Party, VersaMark
Paper:  Pool Party, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Accessories & Tools:  Linen Thread (104199), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053), C Block (118486)

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Stretch your imagination, and Create Something Fun today!