Friday, April 30, 2010

Elements Fancy Fold

I LOVE this new Elements of Style stamp set. You will be able to order it tomorrow! It has 5 beautiful stamps. This is the largest and it's beautiful stamped in black and wrapped in a ribbon (I'll show you that after the workshop next weekend) or painted like I did here.

I inked the stamp with Old Olive & Crushed Curry SU Markers, then used the blender pen to pull color from the stamping. I also dipped the blender into the corner of the ink pads to add a little more color in some places. I used a little Melon Mambo for the pink flowers and Ruby Red in the center of the yellow ones.

I goofed on the fold and it's a little too big for the 4 1/4" wide envelope. I'll have to work on the fold a little more because I really like it and think you will too.

I inked a small area of the design to stamp on the inside too. I should have taken a picture of that. Sorry.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo ink & Markers, Ruby Red Marker
Acc.: Blender Pen

I'm going to post this on Splitcoast for the Free For All Challenge. I've been working on the sketch challenge all week and I have to say it has me stumped. Maybe I'll have one of those Eureka moments tonight! I'll have to go look at it again and see....

Hope you get to stamp this weekend or fold, or punch or just enjoy the flowers outside.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Color Book

About 3 weeks ago I shared the news that Stampin' Up! was going to revamp their colors in July. There will be 5 new colors and 10 returning in colors. We will be saying a fond farewell to 30 of the current colors.

When I was new to Stampin' Up!, I thought how nice it would be if I could actually see the cardstock and be sure of the colors. The assortment packages are a wonderful way to check out the colors but it's nice to see what you will be getting.

Now seemed like a perfect time to put a little book together with all the colors. Stampin' Up! had sent all the demonstrators one sheet of each of the new colors (all 5 are gorgeous!) and I had some of all the In Colors.

Now I can show you samples of all the colors. I will add the In Colors for the coming year when I get those.

I divided each color family with a ribbon and the whole thing is held together with a binder ring. I definitely need a bigger ring! I am trying to find a small package. If you know where I can get one, let me know. This one is about 1" I think.

The front and back are chipboard 4 1/4" square and covered with So Saffron DSP. I used the coordinating side of the paper on the inside. I used the Cropodile to punch the holes. The letters were cut with the BIG GUY and the SU Billboard Die.

I wish it had photographed better. The ring is a little tight and I couldn't fan the pages out the way I wanted.

I don't do much with scrapbooks, but I guess this really qualifies since I used a lot of scraps to make it, LOL.

Isn't it great that tomorrow is Friday? I hope it is a great day for you.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Double Daisy Challenge

Hello Stampin' Friends. Today's card is for the Color Challenge which has been combined with Mother Marks Teapot Tuesday Challenge. The colors this week are Old Olive, Barely Banana & Ballet Blue with Red embellishment for dessert. The Teapot Challenge is to put daisies on the card.

I thought about the wildflowers near my Dad's house that look like blue daisies and thought I would try to make one. Needless to say, only God can make a flower. This pales in comparison to the real thing.
I used the Flower Daisies #2 Bigz Die and the BIG GUY to punch 2 of the small flowers from the Ballet Blue card stock. The leaves are cut with the SU Little Leaves Sizzlit. I stamped the sentiment crooked as usual... so I stamped it again and punched it with the word window punch and covered up my boo boo.

The white piece is cut from the SU Top Note Bigz Die and I used the color spritzer with a Rose Red marker to speckle the background a bit.

The ladybug (my dessert), was punched with a regular paper punch. You know the kind you pick up anywhere. I punched one circle in red & one in black. I put the dots on the red with my Basic Black marker and used a glue dot to stick the two together. You can see it better on the close up below.
I used the Frost White Shimmer paint that is still available as a catalog write in to add a little shimmer to the daisy.

This will go out to a fellow stamper that has to have surgery that will keep her from stamping for a bit. Can you imagine how hard that will be? I hope she will have a speedy recovery.

Hope everything comes up daisies for you today, tomorrow too.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Of the Earth Twice

It's been a couple of weeks since I played cards with my friend Ruthann. She had made a beautiful thank you card from the Hostess Level 1 set, Of the Earth. I have had this set for quite a while and had never mounted it. After seeing her beautiful card, I was inspired to mount and use this set. I was so inspired that I made 5 cards the next day!

I had pulled out some of the colors that are soon departing from Stampin' Up! and the Mellow Moss caught my eye. I have always liked the softness of this color but it is dark enough for the Whisper White to show up well.

I like monochromatic cards and have to make myself add a third or fourth color. (Guess that's why I haven't done the Color Challenge yet today.) I think using just 2 colors worked well for this sympathy card. What do you think?
And for card #2.....

I found a piece of Chocolate Chip in the scap box and stamped it with the other flower image from this set with Chocolate Chip ink. I punched a piece of Mellow Moss with the Curly Label punch and used the BIG GUY and Movers & Shapers to do a slightly larger curly label out of white. The bird piece is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.
A totally different look and both are quick and easy.
I was thinking about doing this for my next Stamp-A-Stack but decided to share it now instead.
The sentiment is from a retired set called Beautiful Borders.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed the cards. Don't be afraid to leave a comment. I love the comments.

Monday, April 26, 2010

All A Flutter

Today's CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to make a birthday card for Miss Boo (aka Jen) who gives us the CAS challenges each week. Her favorite color is orange. If life begins at 40, she is just getting started today! Happy Birthday Jen.

I broke out a new stamp called All a Flutter. It is in the new Summer Mini catalog that you should have received by now. ( If not let me know.) It's on the last page and is a single stamp. I think it would be beautiful embossed but since I need to get some more black embossing powder, I stamped it with black Stazon ink. I used the Only Orange marker and blender pen to color it.

The embossing was done with the BIG GUY and the whacked embossing folder. The sentiment is from a set which is also in the Summer Mini called Watercolor Trio. Isn't it a pretty script?

I stamped and painted more than one butterfly soo......

This one uses some of the soon to be new colors and one soon to be discontinued color. The embossed strip (also done with the whacked folder) is Tangerine Tango and the mat behind the stamped image is the brand new Cajun Craze. I love both of these colors. I like the Apricot Appeal too and will be sad to see it go.

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: All a Flutter, Watercolor Trio
Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black, Only Orange SU Marker
Acc.: Blender Pen, Whacked Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Corner & Scallop Trim Border Punches

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: All a Flutter

Paper: Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze
Ink: Black Stazon, Only Orange SU Marker
Acc.: Blender pen, Whacked Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Flower Assortment Designer Brads

I don't usually use orange this time of year. I am more apt to use the Soft Subtle colors in the spring. Today's challenge was fun. I did something I wouldn't ordinarily do.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Awash with Butterflies

Here's another card that I did with the Awash with Flowers set that is available for pre-order until April 30th. Normally only demonstrators can pre-order stamp sets from the new Idea Book & Catalog. Only one week left to order or you will have to wait until July for this set.

I was playing around with this set at Scrap & Share last time. I didn't really like what I had done. It was just too BIG! So, I cut it down and took the blue flowers off and here is what I ended up with.

I like the butterflies better than the blue flowers.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Awash with Flowers
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Acc.: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (I used the back side)

I hope you like it. I love it when I can make something good out of something not so good.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Triple Challenges

Hello fellow stampers. I have been busy as can be as you can see. I have not one but three cards for this weeks challenges.

This first one is for the Technique Lovers Challenge and uses the Natures Nest stamp set. (I used the shell stamp from it on Tuesday's post for the CAS challenge.) This challenge is to use paper piercing.

I recently bought some Prismacolor pencils to use in a Creative Arts class and decided to give them a try. I used them like watercolor pencils with the Blender Pen. I think it worked out pretty good. DH even said it looked like a turtle. He's probably studied them closer than I have.

I stamped the image with Stazon on Shimmery White cardstock. The base card is Kraft, soon to be called Crumb Cake. I used Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow behind the image. The sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set and stamped in Chocolate Chip. I used the Mat Pack and Paper Piercer between the image and sentiment to add some pizzaz. (And so I could post it in the TLC Challenge.)

This card is for the Color Challenge to use Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow & Going Gray with a neutral of choice. I used Whisper White. The dessert this week is the addition of lace.

I really struggled with this one. The Going Gray is always a challenge for me.

The stamp set is a preview of a set in the new Summer Mini Catalog that you should be receiving any day now. You can't order it until May 1. It is called Watercolor Trio and it has three beautiful little flower stems (actually one is leaves) and 3 beautifully scripted sentiments. I am so glad that I preordered this set. I can see that it will get a lot of use!

I used my Apricot Appeal & Sage Shadow markers to ink the stamps then stamped and stamped off a couple of times on Whisper White. The butterfly is embossed and cut using the BIG GUY and the Beautiful Wings embosslit that is only available until April 30th.

The sentiment is stamped in Going Gray and punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. The Sage Shadow piece behind was punched with the Wide Oval Punch and one corner of each piece was punched with the Corner Rounder Punch.

The lace was in my stash and I wove Sage Shadow narrow grosgrain ribbon through it.

Last but not least.........
Another card using the Nature's Nest stamp set. This was the layout for the Sketch Challenge.

I stamped the Dragonfly/Darning Needle with Basic Black on Whisper White. Then I put a little glue along the body and sprinkled some of the Aqua glitter from the Fine Supernova set (p. 180). I also used the Olive glitter for the eyes. The brad sparkles. I used a glue dot on a silver brad, then dipped it in the Olive glitter. (The brad was necessary to cover a smudge. Make sure your ink is dry before you start handling the piece!)

I used the Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to punch some holes in the top to balance out the brad. Oh my, what creativity one boo boo can cause!

I used Bermuda Bay & Whisper White that had been embossed with the BIG GUY and the SU Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate. All the pieces are matted with Basic Black.
Didn't I have fun? Now I need to do some housework and probably ought to cook something for supper. I hope all my creativity isn't used up! But first I need to cuddle with that adorable little grandson who just got up from his nap.

Enjoy your evening.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Card for Me

My friend Ruthann surprised me with a card last week. Isn't it cute? I just had to share it with you.

It's from the Fun & Fast Notes set (on p. 56 in the Idea Book and Catalog).

Ruthann is having a lot of fun with this set.

She inspired me with a card she had made with the Of the Earth hostess set too. She inspired me so much that I made 5 cards from that set the next day!

Can't wait to share them with you soon.

I'm working on some challenges and I am anxious to get back to them.

Hope this gives you some inspiration.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nature's Sea Shells

I have a new stamp set! Imagine that! I finally got it mounted and decided it was perfect for the CAS challenge this week to make a card inspired by this card by Alanna.

I'm trying to use the card stock that we will be saying good-bye to in June and the Cameo Coral and sea shells just seemed to be a perfect match.

I embossed the shells on Blush Blossom first. They were beautiful but didn't show up very well and I was in the mood to POP! You will probably see them in the future. They were too pretty to throw away.

The sentiment is from Watercolor Trio, a set in the Summer Mini Catalog. Have you received your catalog yet? It should be in the mail. If you are not on my mailing list and would like one, email me and I will put one in the mail. Anyway, the new mini catalog has some awesome stamps and accessories. I can't wait for you to see it.

I know the sentiment is crooked. It was a clear mount and there is no excuse for it. I was hurrying and didn't realize how crooked it was until I just saw this photo. I think I will have to do some a poppin' sentiment on the card before I send it!

Card Recipe
Card is 4 1/" Square
Stamps: Nature's Nest, Watercolor Trio
Paper: Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black
Acc.: White embossing powder, heat tool, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals

Hope you enjoy this card and take a peek at Alanna's gallery for some awesome ideas.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another Awash with Flowers

Here's another card I made using the new Awash with Flowers stamp. It uses the Two-Step Stamping technique. (Oh! That sounds a little like a dance doesn't it, lol.)

For the big flower, I stamped the solid stamp with Crushed Curry, then went behind it with the outline stamp in the same color. The stem and leaves were added in another step. I inked the little flowers with my markers in Melon Mambo & Old Olive. I did the outline first, then the solid stamp on this one. I love the clear mount stamps for this. It makes it so much easier when you can see where you are stamping!

The ovals are cut with the BIG GUY. I used the 2 largest ovals and pierced around the biggest one with my paper piercer.

A strip of Crushed Curry & Whisper white with a scalloped edge and a piece of ribbon finish it up. Such a quick and easy card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Acc.: Big Shot, Oval Dies, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Double Rectangle Punch, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon

I'm so glad that Melon Mambo is going to stay as one of the core colors. It's one of my favorites. I will miss the Crushed Curry but the new Daffodil Delight is a beautiful shade of yellow. I can't wait for you to see it.

Off to my stamp room. I hope you have had a restful weekend and got to stamp a little, or a lot!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Color Challenge Blushing Coral Rubies

Here is my card for this week's Color Challenge to use Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral and Ruby Red with Vanilla or White. The dessert option is Close to Cocoa or Creamy Caramel. All these colors (except Vanilla & White) are going to retire on June 30th. Sadly, the Blush & Coral are some of my favorites. I'll just have to stock up now, before they are gone for good.

You might want to check a few posts back if you haven't seen the retiring colors in case you need some cardstock or reinkers before they are gone.

I made 2 cards and can't decide which I like the best. Maybe you can help me decide.

With this card I used the dessert option and put a peek-a-boo layer of Close to Cocoa under the design. It really just shows through the punching. I used Ruby Red as the back mat with a Blush Blossom card.

I skipped dessert on this card. (Wish I was so willing to skip dessert IRL, LOL.) I used the Cameo Coral between the design and the Ruby Red Mat. I like the Coral so I let it hang out. The layout of the flowers is a little different too.

Did you notice that I popped up one flower? On this card I had to hide a mistake.

This is one of the sets that is 20% off this month. I really love this set! In fact, I almost love it as much as the Heartfelt Thanks that retired last year. It gives the same effect with the 2 steps for each flower and with the clear mount, it's much easier to match up the stamping without the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I really like this color combo too. I wouldn't have guessed that the Cameo Coral & Ruby Red would be so perfect together.

Another combination that works with this stamp is Orchid Opulence and Rich Razzleberry. I'll show you that card later.

Card Recipe

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Whimsical Words, Wings of Friendship

Paper: Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White

Acc.: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

I've got to run and figure out what to stamp tonight. I have someone to stamp with, Whoo Whoo!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Awash with Flowers

I mentioned yesterday that the Two-stepping Awash with Flowers is available this month. It is free with a $350.00 Workshop!

If you don't want to host a workshop this month, you can purchase the set.

117062 Awash with Flowers (set of 18) Wood Mount $39.95
120549 Awash with Flowres (set of 18) Clear Mount $27.95

Here is one of the cards I have made with this set. I used the Poppin' Pastels technique for this one and the solid stamps.

In case you are not familiar with this stamp with VersaMark, then use sponge daubers to daub pastels over the the stamped image.

You need good light for this. The VersaMark is nearly invisible!

I love the softness of the colors and this technique is sooooo easy!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Very Thankful
Paper: Brocade Bue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, Brocade Blue
Acc.: Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daugers, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Flat Back Pearls

Here is what the stamps look like. I'll show you a card done with both the solid and outline later.

Today I was working on a Color Challenge with the Greenhouse Garden set. (The vacuum won last night!) I'll show them to you tomorrow. I really like them. I got carried away, lol!

Got to get the ink off my fingers and start supper.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Special Specials

Only 16 more days to take advantage of the April specials. If you have the following stamp sets on your wish list, this is the time to order. Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off these four stamp sets until April 30th.

The first one was one of my Christmas presents. This is a great set for watercoloring. I have done the smaller flower and the lily. I have plans to do the rose is next. You can stamp just the outlines too and the sentiment is so nice.
It's on sale for $19.96. That's 5 stamps for under $20.00!

The next set was another Christmas present. (Can you tell I like flowers?) I really love this set. The 2 step stamping really adds dimension to the flowers, especially when you use complimentary colors. It takes the stamping from nice to WOW! I have posted a couple of cards from this set and have several more up my sleeve.
It's on sale this month for $20.75. That's a $5.19 savings!
The next set is Flower Fancy. I don't have this set...yet! I have seen beautiful cards made with this. Again it is the 2 step stamping. The stamps do the coloring for you. Hmmm...I feel an order coming on!

This set is $29.56 this month. The regular price is $36.95, a savings of over $7.00!

Last but not least is Trendy Trees. It's a more contemporary set that works for any season. You pick the trunk and then the leaves and you even have great sentiments. I have seen the most delightful cards made with this set and every time I see one, I think I need this set. It's a great pick for Clean And Simple cards.

Trendy Trees is $14.36 this month. Regularly it is $17.95. Now's the time to order this if it's on your list.

Tomorrow I'll show you the brand new Awash with Flowers set that will be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. Customers get a chance to pre-order it this month. Then it won't be available again until July. I have been busy making samples to show with it. Stay tuned.

The Awash with Flowers set is not discounted but it is free if you host a $350.00 workshop this month. Tune in to see this set, or go to my Stampin' Up! website and look under the promotions. Let me know if you want to host a workshop.

The Greenhouse Garden stamps are calling to me. Unfortunately, so is the vacuum cleaner. Wonder which will win out?
Happy Stampin',

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lovely Blooming Trees

I have been enjoying the beautiful spring blossoms on the trees. Even all that pollen can't spoil the beauty of all those flowers. As I was driving down I95 last week, I thought of the Lovely as a Tree set and wondered if I could create a spring card with the cotton swab technique that we used for the Autumn trees.

This is what I came up with. It is very Clean & Simple.

It's not as pretty as the real thing but as Joyce Kilmer wrote, "Only God can make a tree".

This one doesn't have any pollen.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Acc.: Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate, Cotton Swabs

Hope you are having a beautiful Spring day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Colors Coming Up!

The title says it all! Stampin' Up! will be totally redoing their colors in July. Some of the past In Colors are coming back. I'm really excited about that! Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red will be coming back from last year as well as River Rock and my favorite, favorite green, Wild Wasabi from the year before. This year's Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede will find themselves in the permanent color collection. There will also be 5 new colors. (They are shown on the left.) I think I am going to really like them!

There will also be 5 new In Colors that will be announced closer to the publication of the new Idea Book and Catalog 2010-2011. I'll keep you posted.

Unfortunately we will have to say good-bye to some of the old colors. You can see these colors below. Some of my favorite colors are in there, sniff, sniff! I am hopeful that the new colors will more than make up for the loss.

The retiring colors are in the chart below. If any of your favorite colors are on that chart, you might want to stock up on card stock and re-inkers because when they run out, they will no longer be available.

If the color charts aren't big enough to see clearly, let me know and I will make sure you have a color chart you can read.

I can't wait to see what other new and exciting things that Stampin' Up! will be offering in July!

Off to stamp. Hope you will have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Flutter By

I was playing around with the Greenhouse Garden set. Did you see that it is 20% off this month? Look down a few posts.

This is a great set for two-step stamping. The flower is one stamp and the stamen is another. You can do the 2 stamps in different colors but I was in a monochromatic mood with this.

The butterfly is punched and embossed with the Beautiful Wings embosslit and the BIG GUY. I love, love, love those butterflies.

This is a really quick and easy card and would be beautiful in Melon Mambo. Hmmm, I think I will go try it!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden
Paper: Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink: Dusty Durango
Acc.: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon

Happy Stampin',

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vintage Color Challenge

Here is the card I did for the Color Challenge this week to use Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and Soft Suede. Many of you know that Soft Suede is not a favorite of mine. Why I ended up using it as the main card, I still don't understand! Sometimes these cards seem to come together with a mind of their own! All I know is, I tried several combinations and this one seemed the most pleasing to my eye. I stamped the Suede with VersaMark and the Sanded stamp to jazz that Suede up a bit.

I inked the swirly stamp from the Vintage Vogue with markers so I could use 2 colors. The big flower is stamped on a Sending Love Notes; Kisses label with Tempting Turquoise and the small flower in the center was inked with Certainly Celery and thumped with the Turquoise. (I actually thumped with a cotton swab to get a softer blend.) The mat behind the Love Note is a piece of Celery cut just a little bigger.

The ribbon doesn't show up very well but I just knotted each piece and wrapped them around the panel.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Whimsical Words, Sanded
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: VersaMark, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise Markers
Acc.: Sending Love Notes; Kisses, Certainly Celery narrow grosgrain ribbon, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad, Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

I hope you have had a wonderful day and got to play a little.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Prayer

This week's Clean And Simple challenge was to only stamp a sentiment on the front of the card. Other embellishments could be used but the only stamping was to be a sentiment. Right down my alley! Since I bought this Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch (p 10 Occasions Mini) I have made a lot of cards without much stamping.

A friend had asked for prayer for her family and I thought I would like to send them a card to remind them that they are in my prayers. I wanted bright and springy colors and the Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry just jumped out at me.

Even though Sale-A-Bration is over (sigh....) I still have some of the Welcome Neighbor DSP and since I still love it and it had the colors I was looking for, I just had to use it. The branches are punched from Cottage Wall DSP in the big Idea Book and Catalog. It has little spots of white and razzleberry. It makes me think of the flowering trees I see everywhere. I guess you could say that the Curry is the pollen. It is everywhere!

I used the Movers & Shapers die with the BIG GUY. It is a little bit bigger than the Curly Label Punch. Just the thing to pop the sentiment out. The little butterfly is from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die in the Occasions Mini Catalog (p. 24).

I hope this brightens up the day for my friends.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Welcome Neighbor DSP, Cottage Wall DSP, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive
Acc.: Sending Love Notes; Hugs, Big Shot, Movers & Shapers, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Curly Label Punch, Extra Large 2 Step Bird Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad

I hope you have had a lovely, sun shining, bird singing day.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Two-Step Into Spring

Special Sale and Hostess bonus

From April 1-30 only, you can buy the brand new Awash with Flowers Two Step Stampin' set --or host a $350 workshop and get it FREE!

The stamp set comes in wood mount [117062 - $39.95] or Clear Mount [120549 - $27.95] (Please note that the clear mount does not come with with clear mount blocks.)

That's not all!!!!!

During this month only you can receive 20% off four spring themed 2 step stamping sets from the 2009-2010 Idea Book. No additional purchase necessary. The qualifying stamp sets with the discounted price are......

  • p. 94 - 113824 - Greenhouse Garden - $20.76
  • p. 98 - 113734 - Fifth Avenue Floral - $19.96
  • p.101 - 111578 - Flower Fancy - $29.56
  • p.112 - 113258 - Trendy Trees - $14.36

Check out the catalog. These are some great sets!

The fine print:

  • The Awash with Flowers set is a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and will not be available after April 30th until the release of the new Idea Book & Catalog.
  • Order Deadlines: Phone or email - Friday, April 30, 2010 - 6:00 pm EDT
  • Online Ordering; Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:50 pm EDT
  • There are no limits and no minimum purchase to qualify for the 20% discount.
  • The 20% discount does not apply to the Awash with Flowers stamp set.

For Hostesses -

  • There is a limit of one free Awash with Flowers stamp set per workshop; the reward is for reaching the $350 workshop level and is not incremental.
  • Qualifying hostesses may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. (Mounting blocks are not included with the clear mount stamps.)
  • Online orders are not eligible for this promotion. Please contact me to place your order.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Isn't this exciting? I have preordered the Awash with Flowers stamp set and can't wait to get it and start stampin' for Spring.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Blessings

Rejoicing with you
in the abundant
mercy and hope
of Christ the Lord.
Happy Easter
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Abundunt Hope (Occasions Mini p. 24. Available until April 30th)
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink: Old Olive, Summer Sun & Old Olive SU Markers
Acc.: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (Occasions Mini p. 35), Movers & Shapers, Punch Windows, Modern Label Punch


Chocolate Bunny

Here is another Easter card. One of the ladies had this stamp at the the last Scrap & Share so I stamped a few. He's dark chocolate because I've heard that's better for us, lol. In real life you can see the line on him. He looks just like a chocolate bunny. Just looking at him is making me want some chocolate! My mouth is watering.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, Inspired by Nature, Well Scriped
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, SU DSP & Scraps
Ink: Garden Green
Acc.: Sending Love Notes; Kisses, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Egg Punch, Signo Gell Pen

It's only 9:00 in the morning, but I need to go find some chocolate!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Basket

As promised, here is an Easter card. I will try to get the others posted later since it will be another busy weekend.

For this card I used an Easter Basket & punch that I bought on-line before I knew anything about Stampin' Up! I also got the egg punch from the same company. If you want to know more about these punches, you can email me.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded
Paper: Crushed Curry, Handmade Paper, Kraft, Various SU DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Acc.: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Modern Label, Word Window, Easter Basket & Egg Punches, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Brad from Hodge Podge Hardware.

Hope your Easter Basket is full of sweets.