Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mosaic Madness In Color

The new Stampin' Up! catalog is here!  New stamps, new tools and new colors!  Here is one card I made up with some new stuff.

I really like the new, fresh colors. I have used Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar here.  The stamp set, Mosaic Madness has a coordinating punch and also is sold in a "bundle" for a 15% discount.  Use these numbers for the bundle (132734[W]; 132733[C]). The background was made using the new embossing folder Modern Mosaic.

If you have seen the stamp set images (p. 123), you may have noticed that I cheated a little on the Baked Brown Sugar shapes.  Instead of cutting them out by hand, I used the Itty Bitty Punch that is a little smaller than the original image.

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness (130246[W]; 130249[C]), Perfectly Penned (128703[W]; 122892[C])
Paper:  Costal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Tools:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984), Mosaic Punch (131267)
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones (119246), Dimensionals (104430)

I'd love to hear from you about your favorite catalog products.

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Get in touch with your creative side and Create Something Fun today!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Graduation 2013

You are looking fine!  Congratulations to all the graduates out there.  Good job!

Here is a card especially for the Grad in your life.

I used the stamp set Pure Gumption for the sentiment and cap, and cut the numbers from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies.  The card base is Smoky Slate, a new color Stampin' Up! is coming out with in the new catalog.

Stamps:  Pure Gumption (126315[W]; 126317[C]), Extreme Elements (Retired)
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Typeset Alphabet Dies (127553), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), hole punch, Dimensionals (104430)

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Take time your yourself and Create Something Fun today!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

All Dressed Up in Flowers

I just fell in love with the Dress Up Framelits dies in the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog.  When you get your hands on these it will take you down memory lane to the days when you played with paper dolls.  If you didn't play with paper dolls, you missed out.  Do they even make paper dolls anymore?

This is also a great way to use up little scraps of DSP and other card stock.  The ovals cut from the oval framelits make a great background, and notice the faux stitching around the white oval.  That was easy with the template in the Occasions Paper Piercing Pack.  The flowers were made from 3  1-1/4" scallop circles scrunched and glued together with some Tombo multi-purpose glue.  A Large Rhinestone sits in the center.  I like using glue dots to adhere paper flowers so they won't fall off.

Stamps:  Friendly Phrases (126149[W]; 126151[C])
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Floral District DSP (126919)
Accessories:  Large Rhinestones (129324), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Tangerine Tango 1/4" ribbon (Sale-a-bration)
Tools:  Dress Up Framelits (130101), Oval Framelits (129381), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (129387), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), 1-1/4 Scallop Circle Punch (127811), Itty Bitty Shapes Punches (118309), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), and of course the star - The Big Shot! Whew, I think that's everything.  There are quite a few tools used for this one.

Here is another card I made with the Dress Up Framelits.  I cased this card from another demonstrator, but don't have the link.  I just love this card for a wedding.  I made this for Mary!  Congratulations!

The colors I used are Primrose Petals, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  To get the two shades of Primrose Petals, I simply stamped off.  The stamp set is Secret Garden (129141[W]; 129144]C]), and the sentiment is from Petite Pairs (122495[W]; 122497[C])

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Take time for yourself and CREATE SOMETHING FUN!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

There is still time to get in on Sale-a-bration!  Get your free SAB items when you order by March 22nd.  My favorite stamp set from the array of fantastic items available is the Feeling Sentimental set.

The addition of these adorable little admission tickets was the perfect add-on to this clean and simple card.  That's The Ticket stamp set in the Occasions Mini coordinates with the Ticket Builder Punch available in the catalog.

Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (129627[W]; 129630[C]), That's The Ticket (128072[W]; 128075[C]), Hearts a Flutter (129249[W]; 129252[C]), French Foliage (120845[W]; 121166[C])
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Silver Designer Buttons (129325), Linen Thread (104199), Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Tools:  Ticket Duo Builder Punch (126883), Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (130159), Sponge Dauber

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Enjoy the creative process, and Create Something Fun!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine Sweets

Who can resist some tasty chocolate wrapped up with so much love?  The Matchbox Die has unfortunately been retired (sad!), but it still one of my favorite boxes to use for little treats.

This project is a mixture of old and new products from Stampin' Up!  Current products are:  Adorning Accents Folders (the little embossed hearts - 125601), Small Heart Punch (117193), Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits (117332), 4"x 6" cellophane bags, 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (127811), Baker's Twine (124262), Dimensionals (104430)

I used Real Red and Whisper White card stock, and Real Red ink.

Get creative and put together some fun treats for the special people in your life.

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Happy Valentine's Day!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Vintage Lace Valentine

The soft colors of this vintage valentine look so pretty together.  The paper doily adds just the right romantic touch to my handmade valentine.

The inspiration for my card came from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The new set used here is Hearts A Flutter and it's coordinating framelits dies.  Too cute!  (Another card coming soon using more of that same set.)

Sale-a-bration time is here again!  Get a free item for every $50 of merchandise you purchase through March 22, 2013. Visit my online store for more information.

Stamps:  Hearts A Flutter (129249[W]; 129252[C]; Bundle with the framelits for a 15% savings!), Pennant Parade (sentiment).
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Naturals DSP
Accessories:  Paper Doilies (129399), Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Basic Pearl, Basic Rhinestone
Tools:  Sticky Strip, 1" Circle Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Big Shot

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Have fun with creativity as you create special Valentines for your favorite people.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my stamping friends and anyone who enjoys creativity.  Here's to a new year full of new opportunities to be creative and enjoy life and friendships.

This stamp is from the assortment of single stamps offered through Stampin' Up! for a limited time; New Years (132336).  The image was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold.  I used a Basic Black card base, Brushed Gold and Whisper White card sock, and Champagne Glimmer Paper.  The stars were punched from a retired punch, and the scallop was cut using the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893).  A bit of 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon (119261) finishes it off.

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I wish you a happy and healthy new year,