Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Upsy Daisy

While you and I are both waiting for the SUDSOL blog tour on Sunday, I pulled out a favorite set that I haven't inked for a long time - Upsy Daisy - I hope they inspire you to have a great day!
Upsy Daisy, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder, Scallop Oval punch, Oval punch, silver brads

Upsy Daisy, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Thoughtful Friend wheel builder, Daffodil Delight 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Upsy Daisy and Vintage Vogue, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Oval punch, Perfect Polka Dot impressions folder
Upsy Daisy, River Rock, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush,  Scallop Oval punch

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stamp set challenge - Thoughts and Prayers

So I made a couple more entries for the stamp set challenge.  These cards I can show you - I have been working on some special projects for my stop on the SUDSOL blog tour that is on SUNDAY.  So, check back and find a great tour set up for you to enjoy filled with new stamps and products from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.

SUDSOL Blog Tour - Coming August 1st!

Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Vintage Wallpaper Impressions folder, Three Flower punch, 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon

Thoughts and Prayers and Define Your Life stamps, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Travel Journal DSP, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Bashful Blue satin ribbon, Wide Oval punch

Sunday, July 25, 2010

SUDSOL Blog Tour

I am very excited to be part of the Official SUDSOL blog tour for August.  In just a few short days you will find my samples and a link to the blog tour to see many other wonderful samples of  NEW Stampin' Up! products.  So, check back on August 1

SUDSOL Blog Tour - Coming August 1st!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Set Challenge - Word Play

This new Stampin' Up! set is quickly becoming a faborite! I used the set Word Play; it is so versitile for almost any occaision of lack of an occiasion you could think of.  I made a quick set of 5 matching 6 x 6 cards.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Late Night Stampers challenge set #2 - Bugs and Kisses

Continuing with the stamp set challenge I made this scrapbook layout and the card to match. My scrapbook group will be making this bug layout on Friday night for their class. I used the same colors for both items - Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Always Artichoke.
scrapbook right page
scrapbook left page

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

set challenge - Punch Potpourri

Here are 2 cards I did for a Late Night Stampers challenge to create 2 or more cards using one stamp set.  I used the set Punch Potpourri; a hostess level 1 set.

For the floral card I used Marina Mist, Real Red and So Saffron. The punch used is the Boho Blossom punch. I also used the Pinking Hearts border punch.

The bird card used the colors Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz and Not Quite Navy.  The punch used is the 2 Step Bird punch.  I also used the Scallop Trim Edge punch.  The other products used were the baroque wheel and Pear Pizzaz ribbon and Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, July 19, 2010

July club cards

This was our first Stampin' Up! club of the new catalog - it was short and sweet with lots of time to look at the sweet ingredients of a fun catalog.

The gals made a fun summertime punch card with very little stamping using Pumpkin Pie ink and the Tart and Tiny stamp set.
They then used the new hostess set Because I Care for a gorgeous floral card.  They used two of the new in colors - Concord Crush and Pear Pizazz.  I think Concord Crush may be my NEW favorite color!

Then for their third card they used the new Wheel Builders.  These were a bit tricky, but no one bailed and they all tried their best.  The color combination is Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, and So Saffron.

Then lastly, they made a great card with the Travel Journal Designer Paper and one of the cutest jumbo wheels I've ever seen - Baby Tee's.  The color inspiration was taken from the paper - Garden Green, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie.

A HUGE shout out of Thanks goes to the various stamp creators that I stamplifted from.  If you see a design you made, then THANK YOU!

Stay tuned for some photos from my new Stamp ROOM!  I am thrilled to have a space all my own to play in!  I'll throw in some cards too!

The best day ever!

July 10, 2010 was the day James married Dawnmarie. It was a lovely day and the bride was gorgeous.  We love them both so much and are so happy for them.  CONGRATS to the bride and groom! 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

May & June Club projects

The time just keeps going faster and faster!  I think I will get caught up but I don’t. I will combine the two months Stampin’ Up! club cards to try to catch up.  I have to give a disclaimer about most of these cards – I have to admit not many these days are my own design – I have become good at using others wonderful ideas.  If these are your card designs I thank you from the bottom of my heart – and I also apologize as I don’t remember where I got any of the ideas!

So, May we were at Charlene’s house and I had fun new products to show.  I used the new sets from the Summer Mini Catalog.  I also was bidding a fond farewell to some favorite colors that are retiring the end of June.  The first card is using a set called In a Word. The paper is a retiring DSP called To the Nines. 


The next card used a new set I love called Tropical Party and it’s coordinating DSP Island Oasis.  This was a fun one for sure!  I think one of my favorites.016

The third card we did was for a Graduation gift.  It is a gift card holder.  It uses the set Go Graduate and the Bride DSP.  We did a brayer technique on it to turn the striped paper red.  Everyone loved that idea!

022 The last card for May was another favorite set – Sweet Scoops.  I earned it free from Stampin’ Up!  at regional's in Phoenix in January.  I love it!  and love the benefits of being a demonstrator.  I get FREE product and meet great friends!This ‘sweet’ card used 3 retiring colors – Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana and Cameo Coral (my personal fav!)


Now for JUNE!  These were some fun projects also!  It was our last official club party of the 2009-2010 year.  We start a new club in July.  I love my clubs as they are my best friends and we have so much fun together.  I only have photos done of the cards we made – I will get one done of the metal art we did using the Big Shot.

This first card uses the Tropical Party set also, just a bit less vibrant!  The colors were retiring colors Sage Shadow and Close to Cocoa.  The small sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and we also used a new Impressions Folder called Square Lattice.  It gives just the right texture to the card and gives it a tropical feel.018


The 2nd card we did was a wedding card since James and Dawnmarie’s wedding is on my brain!  So, we made a punched heart Bride and Groom card.019

Then the last card we made was using yet another new set in the Summer Mini catalog.  It is called Watercolor Trio.  This was a set I have to admit that at first I did not want to get it.  But the more I saw done with it, the more I had to have it.  Soooo.. I bought it and have LOVED it – the simplicity of the stamp is fabulous but yet it produces stunning results.  This one used my favorite Cameo Coral again, along with Green Galore; both are retired now.