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Friday, February 24, 2012

Big Top Birthday DSP

I really love this flower die!  I got a request to do this one at my next SAS. It is the Fun Flowers Bigz L die. I used Boho Blossom punch for the center of the flower. Also used French Foliage stamp set. Small heart punch. Whisper White ink. Early espresso ink with sponge to distress.

Paisley Prints DSP

I really love this DSP.  I am thinking about making this card at my next SAS.

Paper Pals Arts scketch challenge

I made this card for the Paper Pals Arts sketch challenge, but I was too late to post it to the site.  Such a bright and cheerful card!  Great color combo!


Here is the sketch:


I used Array of Sunshine stamp set (hostess set).  DSP is Cheerful Treat (hostess).  Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade.  Ribbon is from Sale-a-bration.  Flower button is from Brights button collection (FREE during Sale-a-bration).  You can earn these products FREE by hosting a workshop!  Sale-a-bration is a great time to host a Stampin' Up workshop!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mystery Hostess winner!

Congratulations, Jill! Jill won the hostess benefits. She gets the beautiful Stampin up tote bag and $20 in free product! :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fabulous Florets

I saw a card made with the Edgelits die used at an angle.  Love it!!  So I made this one and changed up the colors and papers. I used Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock. Inked up "Dream" from the "Go in the Direction of your Dreams" stamp from Word Play. Stamped floral image in very vanilla ink on vellum card stock and embossed with clear EP. Used sponge daubers to color flowers in Poppy Parade and leaves in Pear Pizazz. Poppy Parade poly twill ribbon.

Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder

Love these colors together!!



This is one of the cards we made at my Stamp a Stack on Saturday.

Concord Crush , Wisteria Wonder and Whisper white card stock. Whisper White ink and clear EP. Curly label punch. Concord crush poly twill ribbon. Butterflies embosslit on vellum cardstock. Sponged butterfly with concord crush. Rhinestone jewel. Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

Elegant Bird die

I thought this card would look better with another wing so I added one.  Better I think.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Birds, birds and more birds!

I just love that little Bird Builder punch!  And the coordinating stamp set "Language of Friendship" is FREE during Sale-a-bration!

We made this cute little birdie card at my Stamp a Stack on Saturday.  

And today I finally got to play with my new Bird die from the occasions mini catalog.  So elegant!  Makes a beautiful wedding card!  Everyone who places an order with me this month will get this card as a Thank you!

Attic Boutique DSP

Here is another card we made Saturday at my Stamp a Stack. The Poppy Parade flower is made with the Fun Flowers Sizzix Bigz L Die



Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Poppy Parade.  DSP: Attic Boutique (from Occasions mini catalog)
Flower die is from the big catalog.  Lace border punch.  Poppy Parade ribbon. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mystery Hostess

I am having a Mystery Hostess workshop order. I received orders at my Stam-a-stack on Saturday. I am closing the workshop on Wednesday. For every $50 you order you not only get a FREE Sale-a-bration item , but you also earn one entry for the Mystery Hostess drawing. The name I draw will get all the free hostess benefits! It's not too late. Email me by Wednesday night with your order to be included in the drawing. Good luck!

Lap of Luxury

I had a pack of Lap of Luxury DSP that I had never played with so I took it out today and made some goodies.  What a great way to spend a holiday!  Stamping! :)

I love the look of Pretty in Pink and Baic Gray together.


 Stamp sets:  Fabulous Florets and Language of Friendship (FREE during Sale- a-bration!)  Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die set.  The sentiment fits PERFECTLY in this little tag.  love it!



Stamp sets:  Kindness Matters (FREE during Sale-a-bration) and Perfect Punches.  Oval Punch. Designer Frames Tetured Impressions Embossing folder  (FREE during Sale-a-bration.)  Twitterpated button from occasions mini catalog.  Lace Ribbon border punch.  After I took the pic I put a pearl in the middle of the flower button-  SWEET!


Stamp set: Tea Shoppe (occasions mini).  Twitterpated designer button.  Edgelit die and coordinating Addorning Accent Textured Impressions Ebmossing foler (both from occasions mini catalog.)  Pearls.  Used Pretty in Pink Craft ink and embossed tea cups with clear embossing powder.

 Stamp Sets:  Language of Freindship and Fresh Vintage (both Sale-a-bration sets). Bird Builder punch.  Edgelits die and coordinating Adorning Accents embossing folder.

For this one I samped the Fresh Vintage flourish in Basic gray on pretty in pink cardstock (after stamping off once.  Punched out flower with the Blossom punch (occasions mini).  Stamped Friendship word in Basic gray on pink cardstock (from Language of Friendship-Sale-a-bration) and over stamped that with butterfly from Kindess Matters (Sale-a-bration) after stampin it off once.  Punched word out with small oval punch.  Lace ribbon border punch. sponged edges of flower in basic gray ink.  Basic Gray courdoroy button, pearl.
 Blossom punch.
 Cut the hearts with the Hearts Collection Framelits dies. (occasions mini)


Stamp set:  Bordering on Romance (occasions mini catalog).  Edgelits die and coordinating embossing folder.

Hearts Collection Framelits dies.  Bird Builder punch.  Flourish is from Fresh Vintage (Sale-a-bration)

Tea Shoppe tea cups

This is one of the cards we made at the SAS yesterday.  I really love the Tea Shoppe set from the Occasions mini catalog.
Recipe:  Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock.  Twitterpated DSP (occasions mini).  Polka dot and square lattice embossing folders.  Small oval punch.  Blushing Bride ink and button from Twitterpated button pack (occasions mini).   Pearls.  Mini glue dots.

Thank You parting gift

Everyone who came to my SAS got a little Shamrock St. Patricks Day themed candy holder.

 The front pocket holds the shamrock greeting and the back pocket holds a peppermint patty.
I made the shamrock out of the flower die.  I just cut a stem out of one of the petals.  Greeting is from a Sale-a-Bration set from last year.  Oval punch.

Door Prize card packs

Here are the card packs I gave away as door prizes.



SAS fun!


We had so much fun stamping at my Stamp a Stack on Saturday.  Here are some pics of the ladies hard at work.
 Evie and Becky in the kitchen working on  their cards.
 Laura making the pretty heart card
Stacy minking the flower easel card.

Here are the gals and their door prizes.






I really need to take a photography class.  :/

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blossom Punch flower card

I revamped a card a made last week for a color challenge.  Something just wasn't working for me.  I took off the flower and replaced it with one made with the Blossom punch.  Used the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalog (you can get this DSP FREE with a $50 order!)  Punched two flowers and curled the petals.  Cut two more petals in Certainly celery cardstock and embossed it with Elegant Lines embossing folder.  Cut a few more flowers for the middle of the flower using the Boho Blossoms punch.  Sponged all edges with Basic Gray ink.  Stamped banner from Take it To Heart stamp set and sentiment from Loving Thoughts set (both from the Occasions mini catalog).  colored line on banner with Poppy Parade ink.  Center of flower is Antique Brad.  Doily punch is from the Occasions mini catalog as well as the Twitterpated DSP.  Basic gray satin ribbon, cardstock and ink

Blossom Punch butterfly revised

I had seen the butterfly made with the Blossom punch and the Mixed Bunch stamp set in the Occasions mini catalog and planned this card around that idea.  Using the photo in the mini catalog as a guide, I cut off 2 opposing petals to make the butterfly ( as seen in the version of this card a few posts down.)  I then saw another version of this butterfly but cutting 2 adjacent petals instead of opposing petals, which I liked better, so I redid the card with the newer butterfly version.  This is the one we made yesterday at my SAS.
I cut thin slivers of cardstock and curled it with my scissors to create the antenna.

Recipe:  Mixed Bunch stamp set.  Blossom Punch.  (Both from the Occasions mini catalog.)  Cardstock: and ink: Marina Mist.  Marina Mist satin ribbon.  Sponge, pearl, dimensionals.  Beau Chateau DSP

Bordering Romance Emboss Resist

We made this card at my SAS yesterday.  I just love the look of emboss resist.  To do this technique, I stamped the flower images from Bordering Romance stamp set on Whisper White in Versamark (clear ink) and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing powder.  Using sponge dauber I sponged Tangerine Tango ink over flower images and Certainly Celery over the leaf images.  On Tangerine Tango cardstock I cut the scallop edge witht the new Edgelits die on my Big Shot.  I stamped the row of flowers lining it up with the scallops in Tangerine Tango ink.  Stamped sentiment from Loving Thoughts set in Versamark on Pool Party card base and embossed with clear EP.  Ribbon is Pool Party seam binding ribbon in the Occasions mini catalog.  Added some pearls to flower centers for a little bling.

Birthday Penguin

Who would have thought you could make a cute penguin with the owl punch?!  I didn't think I wanted that punch and hesitated to buy it but boy have I seen some really cute stuff done with it!

This is one of the cards we made at my Stamp a Stack yesterday.

Recipe:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango.  Basic Black ink.  Polka dot embossing folder.  3/4" circle punch. Word Window Punch.  Owl builder punch.   Black marker and straight edge.  Real Red tafetta ribbon and Basic Black ribbon. Dimenstionals.  Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess stamp set.  DSP:  Big Top Birthday

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gorgeous Hummingbird

I saw this card on the CR84FN48 color challenge and I just had to share it.  It is by Jess Doyle.  Such a beautiful card.  I love the motion stamping she used.  She used Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade.  Stamp set:  Elements of Style


CR84FN48 Color Challenge

I made a card for the color challenge: Gray, Lavender and Chartreuse.  I used Basic Gray, Pear Pizazz and a retired Stampin Up lavender shade (not sure which one, I just grabbed it from my retired card stock stash and it wasn't labeled.)  I created a rose using 1", 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches.  Used an Empressor Stylus and a soft pad to indent the petals.  Also used the new Lace Doily die from the occasions mini catalog.  So pretty!  DSP is called Twitterpated and is also from the occasions mini catalog. I like how the pattern mimics the doily.  This was my first attempt at creating a rose like this. Next time I will fiddle with it a little more.  I think it needs 5 petals on the base instead of 4.



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Friday, February 10, 2012

Turquoise and Red




For this card I used French Foliage stamp set and Stampin Up floral die.  Small heart punch.  I used Big Top Birthday DSP, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red cardstock.  Whisper White and Eearly espresso ink.  Boho Blossom punch.  Retired Stampin Up ribbon that is on the clearance rack right now. :)

This card by Laurie Schmidlin was my inspiration.