Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Morning Coffee!!

I know I am not the only coffee addict out there! Right?
I'm not a 'drink coffee all day' type of gal....I just want full throttle first thing in the morning. I do that with 3-4 shots of espresso. :-) Lol. That's not SO bad, is it?!

So, for those of you that enjoy your coffee and espresso as much as I do.....here's a card for you!! It's super easy and simple in design....and with me being a Starbucks addict, it seemed fitting to do the card in their colors. :-)

I really like this little coffee set....think it's cute as can be and very versatile to tea or coffee drinkers!
It's called "Morning Cup."

Now, go make a cup of coffee and sit down to relax and create!! :-)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Birdie Wishes

So......you know that bird punch? The one with the bird, wings and twig that all punch at the same time? :-) Well, I dug it out for another design! LOL! If you haven't figured it out by now, I adore working with 'Crumb Cake' cardstock (formerly called Kraft). It's the perfect neutral color and goes with everything!! Here, I paired it with a bit brighter color, 'Calypso Coral' and threw in a bit of 'Not Quite Navy.' Hope you enjoy the effect! Thank goodness that 'First Edition Specialty' DSP is still in the catalog, because its incredibly fun to work with! (Would love to see it as a staple in the catalogs!)
I also used the 'Victoria Crochet Trim' and the 'Neutrals Designer Buttons', as well as the 'Elegant Lines Embossing Folder' and the 'Labels Collection Framelits.' Can't forget the 'Large Oval Punch' and use of the stamp set "Natures Pace" to add some interest to the bird.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Many Thanks!

It's always so exciting to get the new catalog....to browse through and find the new stamp sets you know you cannot live without.....to see how many you've bought from the Mini catalogs that made it into the BIG catalog....to make that L O N G list of must-have stamps, papers and accessories and then to add it all up and wonder if your credit card will self-combust if you order it all at once!! :-) Then, maybe on your third or fourth run through the catalog to see if you wrote all the things down you love, you finally notice all the cool projects and ideas.....and then see MORE stuff you have to add to your HUGE list! :-) Am I alone in this journey? Lol.

Well, one stamp set that I really LOVE inspired me to make the following card and Mini Card Box with matching notecards. I love Vellum, and really need to try and use it more often in my cards!

This is using the wonderful set "Nature Walk." The elements in this set are so versatile and great for layering images. Hoping it inspires you to dig out your vellum and get to work layering with it! Would love to see what you come up with!!

Some of the tools I used above to create my card design! By the way, I am crazy about the seam binding ribbon! It's so fun to work with and feels almost like silk. LOVE the way you can wrinkle it with ease.

Hope you like!! :-)

Friday, June 1, 2012

It's Here!! NEW CATALOG!

Wow!! Stampin' Up! has done it again with an awesome catalog! LOVE the layout and colorblocking throughout!!
Of course there are amazing stamps and paper!! :-)
I'm sooooo excited to tell you that Stampin' Up! kept Twitterpated DSP from the Mini!! Yes!! It and other stamp sets from previous Mini catalogs made it into the BIG catalog!! Some of my absolute favorite stamps!

So, go on......I know you are dying to have a look see!! Click HERE to view all the new stuff! :-)

Have fun shopping!!!