Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Cards!!!

I'm so excited that the Christmas season is here.  Time to make my Christmas Cards!!!!  This year I chose the Fireside Christmas stamp set that's in this year's Holiday Mini catalog.  I made two different designs using basically the same products, just different colors.  For the first one, I didn't have any of the champagne glass glitter (but will before I send them out), so it's missing a little bling...but just imagine it:)  I was also excited because Shelli Gardner's challenge for November (yes I'm waiting until the last minute to post) was anything holiday.  Hope you like:)  I've listed the recipe below, so I'm not going to go into much detail here...it's pretty self-explainatory.  Please let me know what you think.  I'll be sure to post my Christmas cards for my church family when I get them done!!

Stamp Set:  Fireside Christmas
Paper:  Always Artichoke CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Very Vanilla CS, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Silver Glass Glitter, Tombow Glue, Sticky Strip, Deck the Halls Designer Buttons, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Glimmer Brads, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Shelli's Creative Challenge - Halloween!!!

I know that it's been almost 2 months since my last post!!!!  Fall has sure flown by.  I've been extremely busy with work and my brother's wedding stuff (ahh...it's 3 weeks from tomorrow!!!).  I made this Halloween card at a stampin' retreat hosted by the leader of my Stampin' Up group the first weekend of October.  I had a design in mind for a halloween card and the first night my mind kept me up all night thinking of all the embellishments I could put on it.  What I came up with made me very happy...it was better than I could have imagined.  And then I found out that Shelli's challenge for the month was anything Halloween, I was so excited.  I only made 3 of these cards...one for my six-year-old neighbor, one for my seventeen-month-old neice, and one for my grandma (she loves getting my hand-made cards).  I started out with tangerine tango card stock.  I then embossed a piece of old olive card stock with iridescent ice embossing powder and then ran it through the big shot using the spider web textured impressions embossing folder.  I stamped the halloween image from the Greeting Card Kids stamp onto watercolor paper with versa mark and embossed with black embossing powder.  I've found that if you do it this way, when you watercolor, the colors don't bleed.  I watercolored the image with tangerine tango, rich razzleberry, old olive, and crumb cake and added the black waffle paper to the back with sticky strip...and of course had to add some of the great new silver glass glitter.  I tied a bow around the card using the rich razzleberry striped grosgrain ribbon, stamped "boo" on tangerine tango card stock, punched it out with the jewelry tag medium punch and tied a bow with linen thread...oh, and of course the button!  Please let me know what you think!!! 

Stamp Sets:  Greeting Card Kids, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Tangerine Tango CS, Old Olive CS, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Versa Mark, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Waffle Paper (Assortment 2), Glass Glitter, Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, Rich Razzleberry 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Jewelry Tag Medium, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Bat Punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, SNAIL, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 47

Well, again it's been a few weeks since my last post.  I've been busy with work and trying to finish my brother's wedding invitations.  They are just about ready to go out, so I decided to sit down and stamp for myself today (even thought I'll mail this card out to someone in the next few days:).  My inspiration for this card was over at my upline's blog, Stacey's Stamping Stage.  These earthly colors were great for a "thinking of you" card.  I used crumb cake for the base of the card and then layered it with always artichoke...of course with a little sponging and distressing.  I pulled out the FREE Deck the Halls DSP that we got at Convention in July and used the early espresso piece paired with a piece of early espresso card stock.  I stamped the images from the Hostess Level 1 Punch Potpourri stamp set and used their cordinating punches...that's what I love about Stampin' Up...everything cordinates!!!  I stamped the greeting using the Hostess Level 1 Silhouette Sentiments stamp set.  And, of course, I had to finish off the card with some crumb cake taffeta ribbon and a retired always artichoke button threaded with linen threat.  Hope everyone is doing wonderfully and has a fantastic week!  Please let me know what you think:)

Stamp Sets:  Punch Potpourri, Silhouette Sentiments
Paper:  Crumb Cake CS, Always Artichoke CS, Early Espresso CS, Very Vanilla CS, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Retired Always Artichoke Button, Linen Thread, Distressing Tool, Retired Always Artichoke Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Boho Blooms Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 45

I know it's been over a month since my last post, but life has been hectic!!!  I'm back to normal now (or as close to normal as I can get) and hopefully will be able to post more regularly.  The inspiration for this card came from Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge.  I did one for last week, but unfortunately didn't have time to get it posted.  This weeks colors are pear pizzazz, concord crush, crumb cake, and whisper white.  I made this anniversary card for my cousins, who's anniversary was August 11 (I told you I was behind!) and will get it in the mail tomorrow.  To let you know how behind I am, I still have birthday cards to send to a few of my cousins from when I was at Convention in July:(  I'll get them done and mailed this week.  I don't have much time to go into details, but the card is pretty straight forward.  Hope you like it and please let me know what you think!  Have a great Monday tomorrow!!

Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Growing Green
Paper:  Crumb Cake CS, Whisper White CS, Concord Crush CS, Pear Pizzazz CS
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Pear Pizzazz Poly-Twill, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

Also, here's the card I made for last week's challenge.  I love the sock monkey stamp set and this was these were the perfect colors to make a male card.  It was for my uncle's birthday...my aunt told me that he liked the sock monkey, so it was the perfect stamp set to use.  And the glasses just make it!!!  Hope you enjoy!!!

Stamp Sets:  Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey Accessories, More Monkey Accessories, Look Who's Turning
Paper:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise, Daffidol Delight, Sunny Garden DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede, River Rock, Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise, Daffidol Delight, Jet Black StatzOn
Accessories:  Poppy Parade Poly-Twill, Paper Piecer, Mat Pack, Scallo Edge Border Punch

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 38

This week's color challenge over at Stacey's Stamping Stage bring out some fabulous colors.  The colors for the week are regal rose, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry, certain celery, and very vanille...GREAT combination.  The card I came up with was CASed from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.  Each year at this time, one of my uplines gives us a challenge to "copy and steal" one of the cards or projects featured in the new catalog (there's thousands of ideas!!!!!).  So, this card came from page 155...and here's my version.  The base of the card is certain celery CS.  The next layer was done with very vanilla CS and a torn piece of regal rose CS...those pieces were then distressed around the edges to give it a vintage look.  I also used my color spritzer (which doesn't get nearly enough use) to add some regal rose and rich razzleberry to the card stock.  The flower was made from different types of paper using the Island Floral Die and held together using one of the cute flower brads...right now I'm wishing I had ordered some of those ADORABLE vintage brads...but I didn't, so next time.  I did use some of the new crochet ribbon though...isn't it fabulous...really finished of the vintage look I was going for.  Then I added a button and stamped the greeting with one of the new Level 3 Hostess Sets and voila!!!  Let me know what you think!!!

Stamp Set:  Occassional Quotes (Hostess Level 3)
Paper:  Certain Celery CS, Very Vanilla CS, Regal Rose CS, Rich Razzleberry Textured CS, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Marker, Regal Rose Stampin' Marker
Accessories:  Big Shot, Island Floral Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Flower Designer Brads, Sherbert Buttons (retired), Linen Thread, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Distressing Tool, Color Spritzer

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 36

Yes...I know it's been awhile since my last post.  I started a new job this week and the last couple weeks have been pretty hectic.  This week's colors over at Stacey's Stampin' Stage are whisper white, crumb cake, night of navy, and real red...very patriotic for this week.  I wanted to watercolor with this stamp set, so I substituted our watercolor paper, which looks more like very vanilla than whisper white.  I don't have much time to post, so if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.  Let me know what you think!!!

Stamp Sets:  Occassional Quotes, Fast & Fabulous
Paper:  Real Red CS, Crumb Cake CS, Night of Navy CS, Watercolor Paper, Patterns Paper Pack III
Ink:  Jet Black StatzOn, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, AquaPainter, Crumb Cake Taffetta Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Real Red Cordery Buttons

I also want to show you the card I made for last week's challenge, but didn't have time to post.  These colors go great together and are very summery...whisper white, green galore, garden green, tempting turquoise, and coral cameo.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Elements of Style
Paper:  Shimmery White, Coral Cameo, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Bride Specialty DSP
Ink:  Garden Green, Coral Cameo, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Acessories:  Bright Brads, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Button Latte, Eyelet Border Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Brayer

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Elements of Style Anniversary

This anniversary card was inspired by Karen's Sketch SSSC73 and the colors over at SCIC6.  I love Karen's sketch and the color scheme over at Stampin' Celebration was great...I choose to use Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Certain Celery, and Whisper White.  I used the stamp set Elements of Style, which is available in the Summer Mini but will also carry over to the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog...I'm SO excited.  I'm kind of tired this morning and don't really have the energy to go into the details of the card, so if you want more information, please email me.  Let me know what you think!!!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Certain Celery DSP, Pretty Ink Pink DSP, Whisper White DSP, Patterns Pack II (retired)
Ink:  Regal Rose, Certain Celery, Pretty In Pink, Black StatzOn, Versamark
Accessories:  Soft Subtle Brads, Sponges, Linen Thread, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sherbert Designer Buttons, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Extra-Large Scallop Punch, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, White Embossing Powder

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