Saturday, July 31, 2010

Owl Delight!

If you haven't seen the new Owl Punch by Stampin' Up! you will soon see what you are missing! It's so adorable.... and punches all the parts to complete the owl in one punch! Too much fun! :-)

On my card, I hand drew the tree and then used the new Wood Grain background stamp on the tree to give it texture and interest. (didn't want you to think there was a tree punch....but we can always send in suggestions to SU for that!) Hope you enjoy the use of the Owl Punch on my card....

The background was brayered with Marina Mist (new In-Color) and the greens are Old Olive and the new Pear Pizzazz. Designer Series Paper used on the side is from SU's new Greenhouse Gala pack (can you tell I LOVE this paper pack!) Other colors used are SU's Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Peach Parfait.

In the following card I added outstretched wings to the owl by punching the wing from SU's Two-Step Bird Punch! It works wonderfully!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet Celebration!

Okay, how many of you out there have an insatiable sweet tooth?! :-) You know who you are....must have dessert before or after your meal!! :-) Well, this card is for you!

What a fun, happy and summer like stamp set! Don't you just love it?! Is your mouth drooling? This was a must have in my stamp's called 'Sweet Scoops'. There are several stamps in this set for you to mix and match your image as you, fun, fun!

This stamp set is only found in the Summer Mini catalog and will no longer be available after August make sure you purchase it before time runs out! See the set below:

The background embossing effect was done using a stylus in my cutter's blade channel....hope that made sense! :-)

The Stampin' Up! cardstock colors used are: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Because I Care

'Because I Care' and 'Thank you' sentiments BOTH in this wonderful Hostess stamp set! Unfortunately you cannot order this set, but if you Host a workshop then you have the opportunity to earn it. All the other elements and card stock is available for everyone to order!

Pacific Point Blue, Kraft (now Crumb Cake), Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Old Olive card stock were used in the design of this card. The flower was stamped with Craft Whisper White ink. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CD Case for Gifts!

Want to make a neat gift for your special friends or family members? Why not burn a disk of your favorite songs... or burn a disk of your home family movies... then package them in a CD case made and designed by you! The options for your design are endless and can be tailored to the person you are sending them to. It's a lot of fun to make!

The basic dimensions and instructions can be found HERE from Splitcoast. I changed the dimensions of both pieces to be the same so there wasnt a seam across the middle of the cover on the ones I made. You can do the same if you wish.

The stamp sets I used are from Stampin' Ups! Summer Mini Catalog and the new 2010-2011 catalog.
"Artistic Etchings" and "In a Word".

Other Stampin' Up! items used:
Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock.
Designer Series NewsPrint Paper, 1-1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon and the Jewelry Tag Punch.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"King of the Grill"

Do you have a male family member, spouse, or boyfriend that loves to grill outdoors? Then the "King of the Grill" stamp set is perfect for you to use in your cardmaking, scrapbooking and/or giftmaking! Such a fun, carefree image with several sentiment options for your use! Hope you enjoy it as much I have!

The card below was made for my dear Dad for his Birthday...hope it inspires you to have fun with the stamp set and layering of your punches.

"King of the Grill" cling-mount stamp set is only available through August 31st from the Summer Mini make sure you to mark your calendars so you don't miss out!

Other Stampin' Up! items used:
Mini Library Clips, Hemp Twine, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Real Red cardstock, 1" Circle punch, 1-1/4" Circle punch and 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large punch, Silver brads and the Square Lattice embossing folder.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Friends Never Fade"

This is a delightful new stamp set from Stampin' Up! called "Friends Never Fade"
C #120618/ W #118750.
With 4 stamps included in the set, it has many possibilities. There's also a gorgeous paper pack that compliments the images in this stamp set....called "Greenhouse Gala" #117167.  Hope you enjoy the samples I've created using the paper and stamp set!

You might have noticed the wonderful embossing done on some of the paper....this was done using Stampin' Up!'s new embossing folder called "Vintage Wallpaper" #120175.
Hope you like the new stamp set as much I do and have fun using yours! :-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010 Catalog Release Today!!

Hurry up and take a look at the new catalog! It's wonderful! So full of new ideas, great stamps, new colors, new accessories!! You'll go crazy! :-) Just click HERE to view the PDF file of the catalog. If you'd like to order one, you can go to my website HERE to do so.

It's going to be another wonderful Stampin' Up! year!!

Baby Boy Congrats!

My little sister had her first child last month....Timothy Alexander....and it was such a joy to be there through her labor and birth of her child! He is such an adorable child and I've enjoyed every moment I've gotten to hold him.

I wanted to share the card I made for my sister and her husband....and also some baby pics!! Hope you enjoy them!