Sunday, December 27, 2009
The new Occasions Mini Catalog comes out in January and I got to pre-order some goodies including a beautiful stamp set called "Vintage Vogue" (for my Friend image) and a large Bird punch that punches out a separate twig, bird, and wing to mix and match patterns -- very smart!
I made an altered clipboard for my dear friend Grayson -- I love altering 3-D objects, they are always original and tend to have a longer shelf life than a card (or at least, I always hope the recipient gives it a long shelf life, LOL!)
Thanks for looking, and wishing you all the best in the New Year!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Of course you can now purchase all your stamping goodies online anytime you want -- just go to my StampMom ordering site (http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampmomsu/) to browse either the Holiday Mini or the 2009-10 catalog. I'm happy to offer advice (solicited or unsolicited, LOL!!).
Stay tuned for info on my upcoming Stampin' Up! Open House with my good friend Grayson (The Pampered Chef). It's never too early to start planning for the holiday season!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
For my main image from the "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set I colored the stamp with my Rich Regals Watercolor Wonders crayons, spritzed the stamp lightly with water, and stamped it on SU! Watercolor Paper for a softer image. My sentiment is from the retired All Year Cheer I set, stamped in Chocolate Chip.
For my layers I used retired Baroque DP and Chocolate Chip card stock -- distressed the edges with my handy dandy distressing tool from the Cutting Kit-- and popped them up with SU! Dimensionals so I could slide my satin ribbon underneath. Vintage Brads anchor the corner and a little doodling around the edges give some extra dimension.
Thanks for looking, hug the ones you love, and have a great week!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Just a simple card, haven't stamped in quite awhile but needed some therapeutic relaxation...
I used some retired Bali Breeze Stampin Up! designer paper and dotted the centers of the flowers with Gold Stickles glitter glue to give them some pop.
An SU! rub-on provides the simple sentiment, and my Corner Rounder softened the edges just a bit.
Thanks for looking -- hopefully it won't be as long between posts as it has been. Have a great weekend!!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Ran the blue diamond through my Cuttlebug to emboss, then popped it on the card and used my Paper piercer and Mat Pack to outline. Two Rhinestone brads from the Pretties Kit anchor each corner. I love the shimmery silver cardstock against the blue. A little silver cording wraps it all up sweetly.
Here's the sketch if you want to try your hand at it!
Friday, April 3, 2009
My second card features the new "Scene in a Garden" stamp set, also in the mini catalog. I just love those little boots! All the boots, pots, potting bench, watering can and a vase with flowers are separate so easily added in any spot, using all or solo. I had fun doodling the edges of the card, the sentiment, and the bench with my Chocolate Chip marker.
Card #3 also uses the Scalloped Oval punch along with featuring cute designer paper that was free during Sale-a-Bration. It's hard to tell but I added Crystal Effects to the sentiment to give it a glossy 3-D effect. Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I stamped my rose with Stazon Timber Brown, outlined the petals and leaves with Watercolor Wonder crayons and used my Blender Pen to fill it all in. Then I decided the flower wasn't a deep enough shade so I picked up a little Ruby Red ink with my blender pen and added a bit more depth to the petals.
I love the Chocolate Chip felt flowers with vintage brads. Both my sentiments are stamped in Chocolate Chip so the colors all work together.
Here's the sketch if you want to try your hand at it:
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The stamp set is called "A Good Egg" -- perfect for Easter -- and the cute little chick was colored in Barely Banana before placing the paper-pieced egg shell on top. A few doodles around the edge give it a fun little feel. My buttons are from the Soft Subtles button collection. The pinky velvet ribbon was a steal from an old baby shower gift -- I tell you ladies, never throw anything away, you can always find a use for it on a card. :-)
The second card uses the same Wild Wasabi square base but takes its cue from Bali Breeze designer paper (retired) for a brighter, more vibrant card. I printed the sentiment off my computer onto Whisper White paper, cut it with the Large Oval punch, and added some doodles with my Taken with Teal marker.
My 5-Petal punch made fast work of layering the bright pink flowers behind the oval, and the pre-cut blooms form the base.
Thanks for looking, hope you have a great weekend!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
My flower is from the Botanical Blooms set. I stamped the outlined image in Versamark, added Gold Embossing powder, and zapped it with my Heat Tool, then went back and colored it in with my Cameo Coral marker.
A gold pen doodled around both frames. The background Designer Paper is from the "Raspberry Tart" collection -- isn't it wonderfully springy?
Now all I have to do is staple a little pack of M&Ms on the inside and it's a neat little pick-me-up for one of my coworkers.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand and Eggplant are just the right elegant color touches. To create the first card's sentiment, I layered three large oval punches and then added some vintage brads for depth. I went over the trunk and branches of the tree with my Chocolate Chip marker to make it pop out a bit. For my second card, my Mat Pack and paper piercer helped me frame the tree out a bit more.
I have some more goodies arriving in the mail any day -- taking advantage of Sale-a-Bration, going on until March 31st -- and look forward to sharing some more spring-like creations with you soon. Let me know if I can place an order for you.
Thanks for looking, and have a great week!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
There's no limit to the number of free sets you can earn, but remember these products are only available for a limited time.
We all love stamping -- it's a fabulous way to connect with those you love without spending a lot of money. What better way than through creating a handmade creation (especially with free stamps, paper and ribbon)!
This was a quick card for a friend, letting my lovely "Raspberry Tart" designer paper do most of the work. A sweet wrap of Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon and the sentiment from my "Serene Spring" stamp set finish it up nicely. I used the large oval punch to form the background.
Thanks for looking, and enjoy your day!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
DH has been amazing lately -- well, he's always been amazing but especially since I've gone back to work in a stressful job, he's been SUPER AMAZING. So this one's for him.
I flipped the sketch sideways for fun. My sentiment is a simple SU! Rub-On. I love the new multi-heart punch that SU! just came out with -- makes it super easy to add lots of fluttery hearts. Add a little Crystal Effects and wow! Thanks for looking and Happy Stamping.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
and the God of all comfort
as close as a prayer."
Thanks for looking!!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
This card was for last week's SCS Color Challenge, combining Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, and Kiwi Kiss, and is based on Amy's sketch on her Prairie, Paper & Ink blog.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
You can shop 24/7 on my website -- just click in the upper lefthand corner, snuggle up in your pjs and a cup of coffee, and let your fingers do the wandering...
Remember that the exclusive Valentine's Day Love You Much Bundle (item 115405) is still going on until the end of the month and includes the following:
- Love You Much stamp set
- Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
- Heart to Heart Punch
Sunday, January 18, 2009
For my images, I stamped the verse from "Bloomin' Beautiful" first on Watercolor Paper. Then over top of that I stamped the flower image, outlined it with my Watercolor Pencils, and used my Blender Pen to shade it. Some Crystal Effects add a nice touch of shine and dimension.
Some Soft Subtles buttons along with two from my personal stash hug each corner.
I also made a second card for another Splitcoast Stampers color challenge -- Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, and Baja Breeze. Perfect for the large flowered silhouette in my Urban Garden designer paper.
I went over each bloom with my Versamark Pen, then sprinkled Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and hit it with my Heat Tool to make it stick. The flowers really pop out from the card.
For my ribbon, I simply used my Creamy Caramel marker to color my SU! white taffeta ribbon -- the easiest way to get a true color match when you don't have every single type of ribbon that Stampin' Up! sells, LOL.
Thanks for looking, and have a great week!!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Soft Subtle Brads anchor my sentiment, a double flanking Word Window Punch. Creamy Very Vanilla ribbon wraps the whole thing in a pretty bow.
Thanks for looking -- hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Monday, January 12, 2009
My Afternoon Tea DP hasn't seen much light lately so I pulled it out for this. I added some Crystal Effects to the flower and the sentiment. My background greenery stamp is from SU!s Embrace Life, stamped and then colored with my Blender Pen.
In case you missed it, SU! now has Hodgepodge Hardware in Very Vanilla which I think adds a very different look to the card than the silver finish.
Thanks for looking & happy stamping -- have a great week!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
It's a little busy but I'm having fun with my Designer Paper.
Happy Sunday Stamping!
I'm having fun embossing with my Heat Tool these days! This card is based on Lauren's sketch from last week and also includes some pretty snowflake DP for Sharon's winter challenge. I distressed the edges of my larger Pink Pirouette circle with my distressing tool. The rhinestone brads are from my Pretties Kit.
Thanks for looking -- happy Stamping!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!
Friday, January 2, 2009
So here's another thank you card I made based on Jen del Muro's sketch from two weeks ago. I love the sweet little Pocket Silhouettes stamps.
The thank you note marathon continues... :-)
To emboss, you simply stamp your image in Versamark (look for an open image if you want to go back and color it), liberally pour your embossing powder over it, tap the excess off onto a spare piece of paper (so you can funnel it back into the container), and then zap your image with the SU! Heat Tool for a minute or two until the powder melts and turns shiny. That's it, super easy with outstanding results.
I did my image on watercolor paper so I could go back and use my markers to outline the inside of the berry (Rose Red and Pretty in Pink) and leaves (Old Olive), and then used my Aqua Painter to blend it in. Cutting the image out was the trickiest part...
The color inspiration of Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Whisper White came from Kristina Werner's challenge. Thanks for looking, and Happy New Year!!
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