Saturday, June 28, 2008
1) SCS Color Challenge = Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal, and Whisper White (I used Bali Breeze DP for my teal panel and butterfly)
2) SCS Featured Stamper Challenge = using Diane's creation here as a jumping off point for my card
3) SCS Way to Use It Challenge = use a bird in the card (I colored mine with chalk for a softer look)
4) The challenge on Our Creative Corner = use one brad and one button. The teal button was from my stash, the brad is from SU!s Vintage Brads collection.
So what do you think? Thanks for looking!!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here's the Color Inspiration and Sketch if you want to try it. My card measures 4x4" and my squares are 1" and 1 1/4" using my punches.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Stamps: Happy Harmony (retired)
Paper: Going Gray, So Saffron, Old Olive, and Whisper White cardstock; Rose Red Prints designer paper
Ink: Black Staz-On
Embellishments: Old Olive ribbon, Flower Fusion felt flowers, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware brads (Mini Catalog), SU! dimensionals
Here's the Mojo Monday sketch if you want to take a crack at it:
Monday, June 16, 2008
It's time to say goodbye to some old favorites while Stampin' Up! makes room in our new catalog for hundreds of new stamps and accessories. If you've been holding off on getting those retiring stamps on your wish list, now is your last chance to get them before they are gone forever. To view the list of retiring stamp sets, CLICK HERE. They are only available until August 10. Contact me to place your order ASAP, as supplies are limited!
Nearly 100 stamps sets have been selected for retirement, as well as all of the Hostess Sets from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008. Some of my favorites on this retirement list (click to see card samples from Splitcoast Stampers) include:
The Snowflake Spot
Year after Year
A new catalog full of new stamp sets and accessories starts August 11. You can be one of the first to host a workshop with the new catalog and qualify for new hostess sets -- just send me an e-mail to set a date!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thanks for looking -- have a great Father's Day weekend!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
My base panel of Real Red is cut at 11" x 4 1/4", then scored at 2 1/2" and 7 1/4" (this gives you a slightly larger panel on the right side tucked under the smaller left hand panel). I layered Confetti White on both panels, then another layer of Regal Rose (left) and So Saffron (right) cardstock. My Stitched Exotics background flair was stamped with Versamark on the two panels. The large flower image was stamped in Regal Rose on Confetti White paper and cut out with scissors. I used my Blender Pen to dab some So Saffron along the inner open areas of the flower, and added the mini stamped flower in a Build-a-Brad for the center. Peeking out from behind the stamped flower are two punched flowers, using my 5-Petal Flower Punch, in Regal Rose and So Saffron, and they are all layered on top of a Real Red Die-Cut Bloom (from the mini catalog).
My sentiment was stamped in Real Red on So Saffron and cut out with the Word Window Punch, with another punch of Real Red behind it to give it a 3-D effect. Regal Rose satin ribbon wraps the right side of the card in a neat little knot, so much easier than a bow and equally as attractive.
Thanks for looking! :-)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This was the Mojo Monday sketch for *last* week, but I just now got around to playing with it. I realized I had yet to make my dad a Father's Day card, so this was perfect timing. Not typical "manly" colors, but I just love the Le Jardin designer paper in a collage like this. The flower is from the Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons set.
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Le Jardin DP, Bashful Blue, River Rock, So Saffron & Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Bashful Blue, Black SU! marker
Tools: 1/4" square punch (used to make zigzag border), paper piercer & mat pack, CM cutting system for circles
Embellishments: Bashful Blue ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads, Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons
Monday, June 9, 2008
This card developed from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge, taking cues from Maren who was the Featured Stamper this past week on SCS. I used her "Embrace Blush" card to pull the Embrace Life stamp, paper and color scheme, then mixed the elements up to fit Beate's sketch. In honor of National Garden Day, which was this past Friday, I chose an image that I believe is one of the prettiest flowers out there, all open and ready for you to add your own touches. I used my Blender Pen to color the flower in with Blush Blossom and Groovy Guava around the outer edges, then added in a half-pearl from the Pretties Kit in the center with a Glue Dot. It just so happens that the Stamp Something blog featured a similar "In the Wilds" challenge. I don't have any real wild animal stamps, but they said flowers count, LOL. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :-)
In retrospect I think Soft Sky may have been a truer color match, but I got Bashful Blue set in my mind and went with that. The sketch at iheart2stamp featured a prominent half-oval, which reminded me of a bed headboard. I used my Creative Memories cutting system to cut my oval out of Whisper White cs, then stamped my Stem Silhouette stamp in Certainly Celery to decorate my "headboard" like the picture. I ran the rim of the oval across my inkpad several times to give it some definition. For my bottom panel, I ran a strip of Whisper White through my Cuttlebug and then sponged the embossed vines & birds with Bashful Blue to simulate the bedroom wall panels. A strip of Pretty in Pink embossed with my Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots pattern goes across the center, nestled cheek to cheek with my Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, tucked through a ribbon slide from my silver Hodgepodge Hardware set in the Mini "Occasions" catalog. The silver is repeated in my brads in the bottom right corner.
And what's that huge bloom in the center? Why, it's the flower on the chair back, of course. I created it with my Serene Sunflower (retired) large and small stamps, stamped several times in Purely Pomegranate, Cameo Coral and Only Orange. The center is stamped with the bloom from "Bloomin' Beautiful" (mini catalog) to add some different petals. Whew! There's definitely a lot going on in this card. Maybe too much? Thanks for looking. Here's the sketch if you want to give it a try. :-)
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Paper: Wild Wasabi textured cs (base), Wild Wasabi dp (hostess prints pack), Uptown dp (retired), So Saffron, Almost Amethyst & Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron (sponged over sentiment)
Tools: Boho Flower Punch, Small Oval punch, paper piercer & mat pack
Embellishments: Vintage Brads
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This week's Sketch Challenge on SCS had a huge round focal point -- time to break out my Pretties Kit and use one of the ginormous flowers. :-) The Pretty in Pink paper is from the Hostess Designer Paper kit, available only as a hostess gift when you have a workshop (hint, hint). The color scheme was one from SCS a few weeks ago that I never got around to incorporating: Pretty in Pink, Lovely Lilac, and Certainly Celery. My green strips were run through the Cuttlebug to emboss with Swiss Dots, and a sweet layer of Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon is crossed above them. I used the "cute" sentiment from my "So Very" stamp set as a solid-image stamp to meet Sharon's "Stamp Simply" challenge for the weekend.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Stamp: Sidekick Sayings
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Wintergreen DP (retired)
Ink: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Boho Blossom punch, blender pen, paper piercer & mat pack, SU! dimensionals
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Vintage brads
Here's Jen's sketch if you want to give it a try:
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Fresh Cut Sneak Peek
From June 1-30, Stampin' Up! is providing an advance purchase opportunity for the Fresh Cut stamp set (#111634) and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes (#111882). These two products will be included in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
Customers: Purchase the sneak peek Fresh Cut stamp set and add on the coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes for just $5.
Hostesses: Hold a $400 workshop in June, and receive the Fresh Cut stamp set and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes FREE.
Remember, customers may purchase these two products the following ways:
- Buy the Fresh Cut stamp set and get the Fresh-Cut Notes for just $5 (limit one Fresh-Cut Notes at $5).
- Buy just the stamp set for: $21.95.
- Buy just the Fresh-Cut Notes for $8.95.
- Place a $400 order (or more) and earn the Fresh Cut stamp set and Fresh-Cut Notes free.
- There is not an additional incentive for workshops of $800 or more. This incentive is for reaching the $400.
eScape With Stampin' Up!
Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On June 25, 2008, Stampin' Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June!
Reconnect with your "wireless network" by hosting an eScape event of your own! Take advantage of the 25 percent discount on select items in the eScape bundle to help you create that special message from the heart.
eScape Bundle (item 113700):
|Circle of Friendship stamp set||p. 143||$17.95|
|Love Notes assortment||p. 167||$8.95|
|Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad||p. 165||$5.25|
|Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon||p. 191||$7.95|
|eScape Bundle price||$30.00|
What a fantastic deal and what a wonderful way to stay in touch with your friends and loved ones. To take advantage of this special offer, contact me today!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
The base of the card was run through my Cuttlebug for embossing. The center panel is Soft Sky DP, layered on top of textured Basic Black and Whisper White paper. a little faux stitching with my black marker echoes the stitched black ribbon I used across the middle. For my sentiment, I used a Stampin' Up! rub-on from the Cherished Memories. The Soft Sky panel underneath the circle is stamped twice in Versamark with the swirl from my "Priceless" stamp set. I rounded the corners to further soften the card.
Here's Beate's sketch from her "Fresh & Fun" blog for you to try:
After I became a stay-at-home mom and shortly before my now-4 year old son was born, we moved into an older ranch that to this day needs major renovations. While we're not in the position to redo the kitchen, add on a screened-in porch, update the wiring, etc., I figure at the very least we can improve the landscape. Plants are inexpensive, and manual labor (i.e. me) is cheap. :-) Imagine the pre-gardening phase, when all of this was just grass... and see the next phase, a new annual garden by the street and a windowbox yet to be filled. When I'm not busy with the kids, working at the office or involved with my StampMom activities, I've got dirt under my fingernails and freckles on my nose -- life is good with green thumbs, LOL.
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- Quadruple Challenge Card
- A little Friday wisdom...
- Color Inspiration & Sketch Card
- Mojo Monday Sketch
- Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp Sets
- Father's Day Gatefold Card
- Color Challenge Gate Fold Card
- Mojo Monday, better late than never...
- Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge
- Inspiration Challenge Card
- Wild Wasabi Thank You
- New Sketch & Old Color Challenge
- SCS Color Challenge Card
- June's Stampin' Up! Specials
- Beate's WSC triple-challenge card
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