Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
This first card is using the new Eight Great Greetings set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Ordering doesn't start until April 1st, except for the 3 Easter sets and the Egg Hunt wheel. So this darling bunny can be yours now if you'd like to place your order.
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Eight Great Greetings
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink, and Whisper White
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, and assorted Soft Subtle colors for the eggs
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Aqua Painter, Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, and Lt Blue Gingham Ribbon (retired)
Did you notice the cute punched corners on the Pretty in Pink layer? That's made with the Eyelet Border Punch. How cool is that? I had seen a card using similar colors and layout as this one http://stampupwithwendy.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/easter-wishes/made by Wendy Janson and really liked how crisp and clean this looked. Hope you enjoy this version.
This card also used the same bunny image from the Eight Great Greetings set. Can you tell that I think this is a very versatile and basic set to have on hand? Yes, I like it lots!! And I used the Eyelet Border Punch again. That's my new favorite accessory to play with!
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Eight Great Greetings
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White cardstock, and Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories, Colored pencils, Eyelet Border Punch, Celery Twill Ribbon (SAB)
You just can't get too much easier when it comes to card-making than this one. I used this for a make and take for my workshop last Friday night. There was a little 5 year old girl there that followed all the instructions to a 'T' and her card turned out just great. I figure if Alyssa can do this, then anybody can. Especially if you have several to make. You can whip them out in no time. Don't be like me though - I get them made and forget to mail them. Brighten someone's day.
Get them addressed and in the mail right away! Y'hear?
Have a sweet, sunshiny day! Get out and dust off those spring and Easter stamps, and start stamping!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The cards I'm sharing with you today have a spring feel to them. The first one is using one of the Sale-a-bration sets called Polka Dot Punches. There's only another week to go where you can get this set for FREE! Don'cha just love those freebies?! If you still want to pick this set up, you can contact me and I'll put in an order for you, or you can order directly from my website. Be sure you go and check out the link on the side.
All stamps and materials by SU! of course.
Stamps: Polka Dot Punches, Sweet Little Sentiments
CS: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Rose Red.
Accessories: Celery Twill Ribbon (SAB), 3/4" Circle Punch, and Dimensionals
This is just a quick, pretty card to send a note out to cheer someone up. Wouldn't you enjoy getting this in the mail instead of those dreadful bills?
This next card is really my style. I love pastels and pinks are a favorite. This has a splash of color with the layer of Raspberry Tart DSP that really gets your attention. The rest is sweet and demure, so it's a fun mix.
All stamps and materials by SU!
Stamps: Wonderful Watercolors and Sweet Little Sentiments again (can you tell I love this set?)
CS: Pink Pirrouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Whisper White and Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Rose Red pad, and Regal Rose and Always Artichoke Markers
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, and Dimensionals.
Hope you enjoyed these ideas. Be sure to drop me a note and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This is a card that was made awhile back. It uses the Wonderful Watercolors set that I just love working with. The images are so delicate and I get to pretend I really know how to watercolor!!
All images and materials are SU!
Stamps: Wonderful Watercolor and Fundamental Phrases
CS: Summer Sun, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip and Naturals White
Ink: Basic Brown and Garden Green
Accessories: Watercolr Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Lace Edge Punch, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Mini Brads, and Sponge quarter
The card has an added strip of Garden Green attached to the inside edge of the card that really shows off the lacy look of the punched edge. And of course, the sponging really finishes the look of the card.
This next card is another one from the Regional last Saturday. It uses the Soft Summer set and an Embosslit and corduroy button. Aren't they a nice finishing touch for the card? Very cool!
Again all images and materials are by SU!
Stamps: Soft Summer
CS: Baja Breeze Textured CS, Kiwi Kiss, and Tangerine Tango Designer Patterns Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze and Chocolate ChipAccessories: Single Flower Embosslits, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Sanding Block, Paper Snips
The really fun part of making this was using the sanding block to sand over the raised edges of the embossed flower thereby exposing the white core of the cardstock. It was just like magic seeing it appear right before my eyes. I definitely have to do this technique again. Oh, it's so much fun doing something you've never done before! Yes, I know - it takes so very little to impress me! What can I say? I just guess I'm easy - at least when it comes to stamping, that is! he he he
Well, that's it for today. Back to the drawing board (uh, that would be stamping table for me). It's time to get cracking for the downline meeting this Thursday. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends. If you've ever thought about being a demonstrator, now would be a great time to do it. Just check out my website for information on how you do it and come join the fun!
Talk to you all soon.
Monday, March 16, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
This card I'm sharing with you today is from last Saturday. I spent the day with over 60 scrappers at an all-day crop at Guardian School. I was scheduled to do a make & take for the ladies to show them an idea for a quick card that you could expand on and use for a scrap page. I had just gotten my new Embosslits from SU! on Thursday, so of course we must use them! Isn't that how it works? I was tickled at how quick I could make cards with these two dies, and how elegant they looked. I was told that the ladies liked them too. So, on with the directions and 'ingredients' so you can make them too. :o)
All materials and stamps are by SU!
Stamps: Good Friend
CS: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Summer Sun, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, VersaMark, and Regal Rose Marker
Accessories: SU! BigShot, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Flower Burst Embosslit Die, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, and Dimensionals
I don't know if you can see the star-burst from the Good Friend set that was stamped on the background with the VersaMark Pad to give it more texture. And did you notice how nicely the detail of the embosslit shows up with just a smidge of color burnished on it? Easy, but oh so cool! Since Saturday, I've made about a dozen of these in different colors and for different occassions. Some in lavender made up beautifully into sympathy cards. Yes, I'm still having a run on those this year. I hope it quits, 'cuz I don't want to lose anymore friends!
Anyway, that's about it for today. Back to the laundry and getting ready for my workshop tomorrow night. I'm sure glad my hubby is feeling better, because the ladies are coming here for the workshop. Wouldn't it be horrible if he was still rolfing??? On that happy note, I'm outta here.
Happy stamping and stay well,