Thursday, April 29, 2010

Stamp A Holics 120 Challenge

This was quite the Color Challenge! Well here ya go! After lots of 'thinkin' - I came up with this Get Well card. I have been working all week on a Punch class I am having Sunday and then I had a special class this week so I have not had lots of time to stamp. This card took about 18 minutes to complete but lots of plannin' time! Recipe: Punches: 3/4 circle 107217 feet window word - ears - 105090 Bitty Button punch for eyes 118309 1/2 circle for eye 104390 1 1/4 face 104403 Large oval for tummy and muzzle - 107305 1/4 for nose and tongue wide oval - body 112082 small oval - legs - 107304 I punched the printed dog from Cameo Coral with a Sage Shadow tummy & muzzle. The sentiment from Wellness Wishes 115356 was punched using the window word punch and shadowed with the Modern Label punch 116630 and accented with two gold brads. The doggie was offset using a square of Barely Banana stamped with a matching Stamping Spot and accented with a Sage 1/4 grosgrain Sage Shadow tie. The dog was stamped with Elements of Style 120045. Whew -- I hope you like it - it's different and a little out of my comfort zone but that's what challenges do! Try these colors - they will be retiring soon! Until next time!Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lemonade Anyone?

This was totally cased from Judy's blog. I just could not resist. Tart and Tangy is the stamp set and is so cute with lots of possiblities; mixed drinks, lemonade, iced tea, cherry on top, etc. I used Summer Sun (retiring) for the base of the card and just cut a straw to put down inside. The glass is made from cardstock vellum with Summer Sun rubbed on the inside. Looks good enough to drink! I rubbed glue stick around the rim and put Dazzling Diamonds (you can't see it in the picture). I really have to learn to take better pictures. SOON I hope! LOL Thank you, Judy for sharing! Well gonna run, it is storming here and don't like to be on the computer! Keep stamping. PS After I posted this, I took Crystal Effects and dripped in on the glass and it looks like it is sweating and makes it even more refreshing! Until next time!Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bits & Pieces

Looking around my craft table I saw lots of bits and pieces of things I had started but never finished sooooo I combined them. The Background was made trying to recreate one of Michelle's cards but I did not like it. The rose was my first attempt at a flower using the large flower punch (mini-catalog). The gate was from a left over piece of paper I had stamped to use as the fence on my rabbit card so it's just a modge podge of bits and pieces. Hope you like it. Could be a birthday, get well, thank you, etc. Ok I am not using the flash on my camera and I have two lights, one on each side but I keep getting this yellowing effect! O well one day... Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, April 23, 2010

Stamp A Holic Friday Challenge

Our sketch was sent and what a great sketch! To create my card for this week I used the new Island Oasis (117173 - $9.95) DSP from the new mini-catalog coming May 1! The matching stamp set is Tropical Party (120081 - $13.95). Makes you feel like you are on a sunny, breezy tropical island vacation! This card took approximately 10 minutes to make. Other ingredients: Rose Red CS 102444 Tempting Turquoise - 102067 Pumpkin Pie - 105117 Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon So Saffron Classic Ink Tempting Turquoise Ink Brayer & Brads Scallop edge punch from Sale-A-Brations Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yes, the Sun is Shining...

on my BLOG! My new demonstrator friend, Sage Kimble, sent it to me, since she checks my blog for some inspiration and creative ideas. Great huh? I am honored to be even associated with such a fantastic list of seasoned bloggers! Thank you Sage! There are responsibilities that come with the award. Here are the rules: 1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post. 2. Pass the award to 12 other bloggers. 3. Link the nominees within your post. 4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog. 5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award. The hardest part, of course is narrowing it down to just 12 blogs!! Here are my favorites that I am sending the Sunshine Award to: 1. Cindy Blekas - Simply Cindy Crafts 2. Mary Jo Price-Williams -- Techno Stamper 3. Becky Roberts -- Inking Idaho4. 4. Melanie Muenchinger -- Hands, Head & Heart 5. Marie -- Marie Loves to Stamp 6. Tarheel Stamper 7. Leonie Schroder -- Stamp A Latte 8. Eileen Kaput LeFevre -- Stampin' Blog 9. Pamela Browne - Stampin' for the Soul 10. Ellen Kemper -- Blink, Think, Ink 11. Sherrill Graff -- Late Night Stampers 12. Diva Coffee Break Designs Whew! It WAS hard to narrow it down. There are just so many great blogs out there and so little time to visit. Such a great way to Inspire, Create & Learn! So to all you new Sunshine Award bloggers, go create your own list, and spread the sunshine around! Now I need to go leave comments on all these blogs, letting them know about the award. Check back soon. I will be posting some neat projects! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sweet Scoops

Another Sneak Peek at one of the upcoming stamp sets in the Summer Mini! COMING SOON... As you can see I have fallen for the Sherbet Buttons... they are just 'yummy'! I used Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink (button colors) as the scheme for this card. It is quick and easy. I did put Crystal Effects on the orange sherbet with the clear chunky glitter on top! I also used the new Embossing Folder! all nestled on Kraft (retiring) Cardstock. I threw in the rose to show a customer a flower made with the Ornament Punch which is still available, by the way! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Little Bit of Magic

Sneak Peak from the up and coming Summer Mini! A Little Bit of Magic stamp set combined with Pretty in Pink and Pumpkin Pie makes a great note card. I did however color the image with Copics. I am trying to practice coloring and Copics can be quite a challenge. The Stampin' Up Markers or Crayons would be perfect as well. I have fallen in love with the Sherbet buttons. They are so soft and inviting. I ran the Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon thru the button, then tied it off. The printed paper is from the Sweet Pea collection! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My First Stamp-A-Holic Challenge

This is the first of many challenges for the SAH (Stamp-A-Holics). It is a color challenge using: Chocolate Chip Card Stock - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Rich Razzleberry - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 Always Artichoke - 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White Element of Style (Summer Mini) Stamp Set - sentiment & flowers Textured impressions Stampin' Up Embossing Folder - Square Lattice (Summer Mini) 6" Chocolate Chip Satin 5/8" Ribbon 2 Brads Oval Frame Scallop Die Large Oval Punch Scallop Oval Punch Movers & Shapers Die - Scallop Oval I used Stampin' Up Markers and blender pen to color the beautiful flowers! The picture is also spritzed with the new Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer. You can't see it in the photo but it's really shimmery in real life. The three cut flowers are on Dimensionals for accent! Come on ladies, play along. Use only Current Stmapin' Up items, post to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers Gallery then go to Carole Anne's Blog. Link directly to the link - not just the blog with Mr. Linky! It's fun and offers lots of inspiration and motivation! GET INKY! PS I just noticed I left out a Design Team Member. My bad - Cynthia Cynthia Stevenson Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

BIG Announcement!

I am sooooo excited. I was chosen to be on Sandi's and Carol Anne's Design Team (the Stamp-A-Holics). I am posting the details below. It is such an honor to be chosen by such talented ladies. I had NO clue that I would be chosen and can't wait to start with the special challenges! Hang in there for more to come! New Design Team Posted: 11 Apr 2010 04:51 PM PDT Hi Gang: I don't normally post on Sunday, but I'm to excited not to. I would like to congratulate and introduce a new design team to you. Carole'Anne and I put a call out awhile back for some fellow stampers who would like to join us on our artistic journey. We were overwhelmed with the response and we had such a hard time deciding, it was heart wrenching, truly. We would like to thank each and every one who took the time to send in their entries,. We know this is a time consuming job and we thank you for the effort. In the end, we tried to pick a well rounded team with each person bringing a specialty to the team. We even picked more than we originally thought. Here they are! Delys D Cran Becky Jensen Sage Kimball Lesley Croghan Debbie Pike no blog yet, we shall have to talk her into one, LOL Marisol Gutierrez Mitzi Lou Luttrull No blog yet, but we might have to talk her into it too. Nancy Dawson Please join me in congratulating these talented ladies to our team and stay tuned for future developments as Carole'Anne and I, and some very special people are working on something.....it's a pretty big something too. It's so big, it's going to take some time to finish!.... Sandi MacIver Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, April 12, 2010

For all you Chocolate Lovers!

These are Fat FREE! and such a great tutorial you may purchase from Lynn Pratt on her blog. Now where else can you get fat free, diet safe chocolates? They come in a nicely decorated 4x4 box for gift giving to your favorite chocolate lovin' person. Who wouldn't love this little rememberance? Image 2 shows you a close up of the box detail work using the Scallop Border Punch. There's even a Nutritional Facts sheet inside the lid! Thank you Lynn for such a great project. Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stampin' Up Color Renovation!

Maybe you've already heard--the exciting news--but if you haven't then here it is . . . Stampin' Up! has announced that it has come up with new color families--and they are calling it . . . COLOR RENOVATION There will be 5 BRAND NEW COLORS, They will bring BACK 10 of the retired In Colors!! These colors will all be available in July when our new catalog is released. Here is what the new color families will look like: (Larger image - Click Here) So, now notice--there are still 4 Color Families, but some of our favorites are no longer in there--Yes, I will really miss Pixie Pink, Lovely Lilac, Ballet Blue and many others--but that's why I'll be stocking up on re-inkers & card stock in those colors and others that I'm very fond of. Speaking of Fond--the Fond Farewell chart is also posted--below. (Larger Image - Click Here) Like I said above--all of these colors will be available to all of us--not just Demonstrators--in the new Stampin' Up! catalog that will be released in JULY. Those of us who are Demonstrators--and maybe it's really the time NOW to sign up--will be able to pre-order them (or get them for FREE!) contact me for more info about that. can order them early!!!!! SIP--Stamps, Ink, Paper--now with our Clear Mounted Stamps and a re-vamp of our fabulous colors, I'm just so excited about all of this that I had to share my excitement with You. Did you see them--the 5 new colors are: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso---Did you see them--the 10 returning In Colors are: Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi. I LOVE that WE will have NEW COLORS to CREATE with! Hope you will catch my excitement and stock up on your favorites from the list below--that will be retired as of June 30, 2010. Maybe June seems along way off to you--but it will be here before you know it--contact me anytime via my SU! website or send me an e-mail, or call me to put in your order. 5 New Colors--10 Returning In Colors--I'm so excited about all this I just had to share it with YOU! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The rest of the story...

I just posted the other 1/2 of the Holiday Treat Toppers on the 1 x 8 bags. These bags are from clearbags.com (wholesale) OR clearenvelopes.com (retail) This was my second post and the pictures are better but I have a long way to go so email me if you have any questions. Thanks for your patience. Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tutorials/Tips

Ok please be patient with me... I am trying to add pages with some tutorials or instructions or just tips. This is my first one. Lots of people wanted the list of punches I used on the 1x8 Treat Bags so notice on the UPPER RIGHT HAND corner there is a link to the page containing 1/2 of the toppers. I will make the other 1/2 soon (tomorrow) and try to post it BETTER. Remember this is my first and it has taken forever to post! If you have any questions or see any errors, let me know please... thank you for your help and comments. Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, April 5, 2010

Johnny Jump Up and one more 1x8 treat

Two things - one more 1x8 treat bag and one scrapbook page. This is my grandson in his Johnny Jump Up (6 months old) It's all Stampin' Up cardstock but no stamping! The 1x8 snowman has only the white peppermint pattie treats! TFL Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lots of Holidays

After getting some 1 x 8 bags I got carried away. I have made one for each holiday. The biggest challenge is finding candy in the correct colors especially off season! LOL M&M's are your best fit but the small jelly beans work well and Sixlets (chocolate covered balls) Anyway I hope you enjoy these and can use some of the ideas for different occasions! All cardstock is Stampin' Up and SU punches. Great handouts for school occasions, holiday visitors or special occasions. Oh the baby one can be used for a shower OR for New Year's Baby! So we have Winter, New Years (Baby), Valentines, St. Patty, Easter, July 4, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easy/Peasy Mother's Day Card

Caught short? This card is really simple and easy to make and actually can be used for lots of occasions. I used the ornament punch and if you don't have it you really need to get this one for the vase. Stamp sets: Well Scripted and Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration) Any set that has some flowers will do if you don't have Happy Moments. I used the scallop top note punch and punched all the colors in the card and staggered them for effect. A little strip of ribbon and a scallop edge accents the card. My friend came over and cut 20 Pretty in Pink Fancy Favor boxes and I saved the scalloped edge that is left for accents on cards. Very effective! (I hate throwing anything away)... Well we're off for a weekend away. Hubby and I always go once a year to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet and make a weekend of it! See you on Monday! HAPPY EASTER! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thanks...

Hope everyone stocked up on the Welcome Neighbor Sale-A-Brations 6x6 card stock. I hope SU comes out with more and more 6x6 pads. They are so handy and what a great size. Maybe we better bombard DemoSupport with the suggestions... anyway... I used one sheet of 6x6 and have a 3 x 4 printed piece left for another card. I cut it at 4" then the 4" piece in half (houses) then used the 2 x 4 piece (reverse side) for the side piece highlighted with Mambo Melon Ribbon. I used the Level I Sale-A-Brations stamp set for the Thankd BUT you can use any stamp set and any sentiment! quick and easy card! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Too early!

I know it is a wee-bit early BUT I am trying to make things to use the 1x8 bags you get from clearbags.com. This is a cute Santa face for a topper. It's never too early to make the faces so they'll be all ready for the Christmas season! Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'
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