Sunday, April 25, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge #27

This week, my fabulous upline Stacey Schaffer, has an amazing color challenge.  When I saw the colors this morning I was super excited...melon mambo, pink pirouette, certain celery, and whisper white.  The first thing that came to mind was...these colors would make a wonderful mother's day card (it's only two weeks away...ahh!!!).  So, I sat down and this is what I came up with.  This is a 5" x 5" base card in pink pirouette and then layered with melon mambo and certain celery.  I then added Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and Bella Rose DSP, then layered the greeting.  Of course, the card would not be complete without a few embellishments...some certain celery ribbon and pink pirouette fleurettes with a certain celery button on top.  Let me know what you think and have a wonderful week!!!

Stamp Sets:  Flower Fancy, Well Scripted
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Certain Celery, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Certain Celery Ribbon (retired), Pink Pirouette Fleurette (retired), Fresh Favorites I Colored Buttons, Linen Thread

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #26

This week's color challenge over at my upline, Stacey's, blog was much easier for me to use...although I didn't have going gray card stock, so I had to do with one less color.  When the current Occassions Mini was released earlier this year, I was not that impressed with the bird punch, but the more I saw it used, the more I had to have it.  I finally ordered it...and then it was on back order.  It came UPS yesterday, so I just had to use it for this card.  This week's color challenge include whisper white, going gray (which I didn't use), basic gray, and crushed curry.  I loved just using one major color with other muted really makes the yellow pop.  Let me know what you think.

Stamp Sets:  Look Who's Turning
Card Stock:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Crushed Curry DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sneak Peak: Stampin' Up Summer-Mini

Spoiler Alert!!!  If you don't want to see the new stamp sets coming out in the Summer-Mini, don't scroll down.  My aunt recently asked me to make a set of birthday cards for her.  I love making cards for others to give's a great way to attract business.  So, I made her a set of 12 different cards.  I decided to bring out some new stamp sets that I received in the mail last week from my pre-order (if you're a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, you can pre-order from the different catalogs a whole month before your customers)...and I can say that I'm in love.  The first card uses the Elements of Style stamp set.  It is such a versatile set that can be used for so many things.  The second card uses the Little Bit of Magic stamp set.  I originally wasn't going to order it, but decided to at the last minute.  And boy am I glad I did.  It is super cute to use for a little girl. 

Last week, Stampin' Up revealed that we will be going through a Color Renevation with the new catalog that comes out July some of our favorites will be retiring.  I was sad to see some go (Sage Shadow, ALL the purples, Brocade Blue), but I know that it's a good thing.  Just wait until you see the new colors that will be available, and they're bringing back some of our favorite retired In-Colors!!!

So, I decided that I would try to deplete my stock pile of retiring colors by using them for these birthday cards.  I found it was a great way to use the card stock that I have and will not be able to demonstrate come July (and make a few extra dollars doing it).  Hope you enjoy and are having a great week!!!

For this card, I decided to use the color combination of Pretty In Pink and Sage Shadow.  I stamped the image on Water Color Paper and used the AquaPainters to blend in Pretty In Pink, Lovely Lilac, and Sage Shadow.  I then stamped the greeting in Pretty In Pink.  Let me know what you think!

Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style
Card Stock:  Sage Shadow, Pretty In Pink, Water Color Paper
Ink:  Black StatzOn, Pretty In Pink, Sage Shadow, Lovely Lilac
Accessories:  AquaPainter, Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon

For this last card, I decided to get detailed.  I used an old layout from my upline Stacey Schaffer and made it my own with this adorable new stamp set.  I paired it with Very Vanilla, Old Olive, and Pink Pirouette ('s one of the returning In-Colors!!!).  I even brought out the retired Bella Rose DSP that I've been dying to use the rest of.  I love how it turned fun and adorable.  Tell me what you think!!

Stamp Sets:  A Little Bit of Magic
Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DSP, Tall Tales DSP
Ink:  Black StatzOn, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Regal Rose
Accessories:  1 1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pens, Linen Thread, Modern Label Punch, Earth Elements brads

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #25

My upline, Stacey Schafer, does a color challenge over at her blog every week.  It's been awhile since I've participated, so I thought I'd give this week's a try.  She sure made up bring out bright colors...Pink Pixie, Green Galore, Yo-Yo Yellow, Only Orange, and Whisper White.  As soon as I saw the bright colors, the first stamp set that came to mind was Circle Circus.  I haven't used this one nearly as much as I should, and this was the perfect time to dust it off.  Here's what I came up with...hope you like!!!

Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, Whimsical Words
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Yo-Yo Yellow
Ink:  Pixie Pink, Yo-Yo Yellow, Green Galore, Only Orange
Accessories:  White Organza Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Stencil Mania

So, ever since I was introduced to our stencil collection (thanks to the creative challenge over at, I have been in love!!!  They are so easy to use and are very versatile.  This card was actually made pretty quickly earlier this week.  Every month, my upline hosts a business with great topics, demonstrations, and make-and-takes.  Swapping is optional, but of course, I signed up...and then I completely forgot until early Monday morning (the meeting is on Tuesday nights)!!!  So I whipped these up pretty quickly Monday evening after work.  I thought they turned out pretty good and I got to show off my new love of stencils!!!  Enjoy!!!!!

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Textured Melon Mambo, Textured Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Ticket Corner Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Folk Art Decor Stencil