Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge...YEAH!

It's Saturday and there is a new Sketch Challenge. I am so excited about this one because it is so simple and so sweet! This is a card I could definitely do at a Stamp-a-Stack or workshop that wouldn't take long at all! I had a hard time deciding which stamp set I wanted to use. I finally decided on the "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. I am tempted to make lots of cards with lots of different stamp sets using this sketch!

Here is the card I made for this challenge!

Recipe for this card:
Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set
Short and Sweet Stamp Set
Pretty in Pink Cardstock
Melon Mambo Textured Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon

Hope you like this card!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Friday, July 30, 2010

You're One of the Good Ones

TGIF! I hope everyone has had a great Friday! I would have posted earlier but it has been a BUSY day! I just got back from Spartanburg with my husband so I haven't had any time to post until now.
This is a simple 2 color card. I used Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. This stamp comes from the stamp set "Smarty Pants". I don't use this stamp set often and to be honest I only bought it for the "Friend, Good. -Frankenstein" quote for my Halloween cards. However, I do like how this card turned out. I used my Stamp-a-Majig to line up the stamp to make it my focal point. I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but I punched out several 1 1/4" Night of Navy circles and adhered them to the background on the card. Maybe if you click on the picture you can see them better.
Well, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy this card!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stamping 411 Color Challenge #134

I found this challenge today and had to give it a try. When I get in a stamping crunch and can't think of anything to make, Stamping 411 has great challenges and sketches that catch my attention. Here is the latest Color Challenge #134. I pulled out my Always Artichoke (which I rarely use) added some Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla.
I used the new Stamp Set "Friends Never Fade" for the images. Here is what I came up with!

Sorry the picture is a little crooked...not sure what happened (hee hee). I also used some of the new Daffodill Delight Taffeta Ribbon for a little added touch!
Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Here is a very simple card I made the other day using 2 colors. (I am on a 2-color kick right now for some reason..ha ha) Anyway, this card is made with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze! I used the stamp set "Thank You Kindly". The Cajun Craze piece was embossed with the textured plates from Stampin' Up. I used my large oval punch for the main greeting and I stamped it on Textured Soft Suede cardstock for a little something extra. Very simple and very easy!
Hope you like! Thanks for checking out my blog today!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another 2-Color Card

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day! I want to share with you a set of cards I made using the same style/stamp set but changing up the color a bit. I had a Partylite Party at my house a couple of weeks ago and I made these cute "Thank You" cards for my guests. Here are the lot of them!

It only took me about 20 minutes to make all of these cards. Most of the time took cleaning the stamps! Hope you like these cards! Enjoy!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thursday Night Stamp-a-Stack


DETAILS: You will make 4 of each, for a total of 16 cards.
WHEN: Thursday, July 29th, 2010
WHERE: My house!
COST: $20.00 per person
TIME: 6:00pm - until
I supply all of the materials and you stamp them and put them together! It's that easy! I will also be providing water and a snack!

If you are interested in making these cards, but do not live in my area, you can email me and I will send you a kit to make these cards at home. The kit will include all of the materials to put the card together. The images will be stamped, you will just adhere the pieces together! Email me @ if you are interested!

Here are the cute HOMEMADE cards you will be making!

This is a card I cased from my upline, Tammi Morgan! Thanks Tammi for the cute idea! :)

Again, let me know if you are interested in having these beautiful cards!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I {Heart} Hearts and The Bachelorette (hee hee)

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me today! The card I'm sharing today is made with the I {Heart} Hearts Stamp set. This is one set I can definitely say I am glad to own! I have used it so many ways!
The base card is actually a retired color (so sad). It is Lovely Lilac. Along with this card I used Rich Razzleberry Textured Cardstock, So Saffron, and Whisper White. The hearts were stamped with (left to right) So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, and Lovely Lilac (retired as well). The "love you" greeting is from the set "Short and Sweet". I just love these greetings because they are the perfect match of short and sweet...(hence the name!)

Ok Ladies, I gotta go get ready to watch The Bachelorette! It's "The Guys Tell All" night! Leave me a comment about who you think Ali will pick. Chris L. or Roberto???? Who Will It BE???

Oh well, guess we have to wait a whole other week to find out! :)

Hope you like this card today! Enjoy!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

2-Color Card

Hi everyone! Today's card is a simple 2-color card. Very easy and only uses 2 colors! Who doesn't like a simple card? You could absolutely make this identical card with any other 2 colors you love! My base card is Crumb Cake(#120953) and the other layer is Baja Breeze (#111352). I used my brand NEW Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175) on the first layer. I put a Crumb Cake strip layered with a Baja Breeze strip on the front near the bottom. I stamped the image from the stamp set Pocket Silhouettes (#111672). I stamped full ink on the first stamp and "stamped off" on each side of the first image then I punched it out using the 1-3/4" Cirlce Punch (#119850). "Because I Care" is one of the greetings from the Level 1 Hostess Stamp set "Because I Care".
There you have it! A simple 2-color card! Hope you like it! Enjoy!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

My First Saturday Sketch from Stamping 411

Guess what? Two cards today and a little something new! I found this sketch at Stamping 411 and decided to make a card! This was a fun sketch because it was easy and when I saw it I knew I wanted to use my new "Party This Way" stamp set (wood: #118744 or clear: #120609) from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog!! This is actually the first card I have made with this set. I also used some new products. The cardstock base is Crumb Cake and the front layer is Marina Mist. The balloons I stamped and cut out. They are stamped with Marina Mist, Daffodill Delight, RidingHood Red, and Certainly Celery. The ribbon is the brand new 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodill Delight (#119254). Two of the balloons I popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. The cute "happy birthday" greeting is also from the "Party This Way" stamp set. The strings from the balloons are hand drawn.
Sorry about the quality of this picture. It was taken on my cell phone.
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Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Hello Owl

Hi there. Just wanted to share this simple card with you. I'm not sure that I like these colors together...still not used to it. I used So Saffron as my base card. Chocolate Chip for the front panel. The circles are Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake an and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch. I stamped the owl in Chocolate Chip and punched him out with the 1" circle punch. "Hello" is from the Fundamental Phrases stamp set. The cute little owl comes from the stamp set Animal Stories. I used the Spiral Border Punch along the edge of the Chocolate Chip piece for an added effect.
Hope you like it! Enjoy!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Season of Friendship for Fall

Happy Friday! I just love Friday's even when I'm out for summer break. Not sure why... I guess it's just because the weekend is around the corner and my hubby is home with me! Anyway...I wanted to share this card with you today. My base card is More mustard. I used the new Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175) on Old Olive Cardstock. The tree is from Seasons of Frienship (#111776) and is stamped with Early Espresso Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped the tree first then tore it out and sponged the edges of the torn paper. The buttons are actually retired buttons that I'm trying to use up, but Stampin' Up's New Designer Buttons in Brights (#119747) or Regals (#119744) would work perfectly! I tied some Hemp Twine (#100982) around the base if the tree, tied a simple knot in the front, and snipped the ends. The greeting "FOR YOU" comes from the Fundamental Phrases Stamp Set (#114968). I just love that set because it has EVERY kind of greeting you would need! The edges of the card and the Old Olive embossed cardstock were punched with the 3/16" Corner Small Punch (#119871). I popped the Old Olive piece up on Stampin' Dimensionals because the Hemp Twine lays behind it. I hope you like this card. There are SO many possibilities with this tree!
Enjoy! Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Because I Care "Early Espresso Style"

Welp, we are back from our vacation! We had a great time at the lake fishing, tubing, napping, reading and eating (ha ha) but I am glad to be back home.
I am posting this card today that uses the Because I Care Stamp set. I am very happy with this card. I used Early Espresso, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla. The squares are punched from the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches. I used a retired More Mustard Button in the center. The flower is stamped with the Early Espresso Ink. I didn't add a greeting only because I think this card is a great "anytime" card because it is sweet and simple with a touch of class. I added the flower to the inside of the card and I love the way it turned out! I hope you like this card! Enjoy!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Friday! Well, my vacation trip will begin tomorrow. I've been getting ready around the house so that when I leave, there will be less to do when I get back....or at least that's the idea. We have rented a lake house on Lake Keowee and will be staying there for a week. I'm excited and I'm ready for some true relaxation on the water!

The project I want to show you today is a little note card box I made using the Envelope Die for the Big Shot. I cut out two envelopes and made two panels for the sides. I used Chocolate Chip cardstock and the  Greenhouse Gala DSP from the New 2010-2011 Idea book & Catalog! Two of the cards are made with Chocolate Chip and two are made with Baja Breeze because they match the DSP. (you could also use Wild Wasabi, Daffodill Delight, or Real Red since they are all colors within the DSP)  Isn't it just lovely? I made 4 sweet 3x3 notecards to go on the inside, 2-Thank you's, 1-Wish big, and 1-Best Wishes from the Short and Sweet Stamp Set. I also used the Greenhouse Gala DSP on them so they coordinate with the box. I added a Clear Rhinestone Brad to the front for a little "bling" and tied some Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grograin Ribbon into a simple knot around the box.

Here is the box upclose without the notecards.

Here are the 4 - 3x3 Notecards I made to go inside. I also put a coordinating envelope inside the box with each notecard.

This is a project that you can make in ANY color with ANY Designer Paper. I think I'll be making more of these. I just love the versitility! Enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

2 Cards Today!

I am back with 2 cards today! Since I have been out of school for the summer, I have been in the mood to just make cards! I am also planning a Stamp-a-Stack for July 29th and so I am getting prepared for that also. These are NOT cards we will be making for my SAS but just some new supplies I have been experimenting with. This first card is made with 3 new products from Stampin' Up. First is the Newsprint DSP (which I LOVE!), the New Daffodill Delight color cardstock and ribbon! I stamped the image from Upsy Daisy and heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder onto Crumb Cake Cardstock. I weathered the edges a little by simply running my fingernail across the edge. The greeting "Thank You" comes from the Thank You Kindly Stamp Set. I punched out a 3/4" circle and a 1/2" circle and placed a black brad in the middle. I attached the Crumb Cake piece using dimensionals so the brad could fit comfortably underneath. The next card I made is a simple card using Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Daffodill Delight, and Whisper White. The image was stamped with Soft Suede and it is from the Hostess Stamp set "It's the Thought" I used my Stampin Write Markers to color the cute little flower and vase. I embossed the Cajun Craze cardstock with my Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and used the Scallop Border Punch along the bottom edge. I used the "tearing technique" to add some definition to the card. This card was quick, simple and perfect for an "its the thought" card.  Here is an upclose picture of how I colored the image with these Stampin' Write Markers: Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, and Daffodill Delight.

I hope you enjoy these two cards and let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy! Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

...and many more!

Hi again! I made this card using the Party Hearty Stamp set and I cased a card from the New 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. The base of my card is Pacific Point. I used Read Red and Whisper White for the front. The "banner" is made with the party hats. I used the Stampin' Write Markers to color the hats, stamped them, and cut them out. Here are the colors I used: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodill Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, and Elegant Eggplant. I adhered them to a strip of Early Espresso cardstock I cut out. I made two cards and used different ribbon on each. I also used different colors for the Scallop Punch greeting "and many more." I used my paper piercer to to pierce holes in the scallops. Hope you like! Enjoy!
Until Next Time, Happy Stampin'!
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