Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just Buzzin' By

Hi there stampers! Thanks for stopping by!
Today's card is one we made at a stamp camp at my wonderful friend, Margaret's house. She hosted the stamp camp for some of the girls she is in charge of in her church youth group and their moms. Their group is called the Bee Hives so I thought the Just Buzzin' By set was perfect!
This card is based on THIS card I found while surfing my favorite blogs.
We started out with a Whisper White base and stamped the greeting on a piece of Delicate Dots DSP (Sale-A-Bration). We used the new Eyelet Punch to scallop a piece of WW and added it to our mats of Basic Black and Bashful Blue. The bees were stamped in Black Stazon and colored in with SU Markers. They are punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, matted onto a 1 3/8" Black Circle and then popped up on Dimensionals on top of the So saffron Scallop Circles. The final touch was added a little Two Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds to the bee's wings and the flower petals.

Stamps: Just Buzzin' By Paper: Delicate Dots DSP, Bashful Blue, WW, Basic Black, So Saffron Ink: Su Markers, Black Stazon Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Eyelet Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Dimensionals, 2-Way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Have a super day!

Scallop Envelope Purse and Last Day for SALE-A-BRATION

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by!
Today I am going to show you a project I CASED from Barbara at her Creative Stampin' Spot Blog . I won her blog candy a few months ago and it included this super cute purse with matching chapstick. It's made with 2 scallop envelopes and the Circles #2 dies. It took me a little while to figure it all out since I did not want to take the one I got from Barbara all apart. I used a piece of magnet to keep it closed but some velcro would work much better. Another tip-do not use DSP that has a pattern like mine- You can see how it looks crooked because the lines don't go straight across! I realized it after I had it all put together and said whatever and left it that way!

Stamps: None Paper: Ridinghood Red, Candy Lane DSP, Very Vanilla Ink: None Accessories: Button Bouquet, Magnet, Scallop Envelope Die, Circles #2 Die, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Ridinghood Red Striped Ribbon, Slit Punch, Crop-a-dile Sticky Strip, Chapstick

As a reminder, this is the LAST day to place orders and get FREE stuff with the Sale-A-Bration promotion. Click here for more details.

Hope you liked this project!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Hi there Stampers! Thanks for stopping by! Sorry for the late post-I woke up this morning feeling just awful and it's taken me this long to get moving around!
Today's card is my submission for Karen's weekly Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
I started with a 9 1/4" x 8" piece of Basic Black cardstock and folded it in half for my card base. Karen's example has slightly different measurements but I wanted to make sure I had an envelope to match so I made mine to fit a business size envelope. I added some Urban Garden DSP and used my Scallop Edge Punch on some Candy Lane DSP and layered it on top. My main image is made using the Pick A Petal stamp set. I haven't inked these up in quite a while so it felt good to use a set I've been neglecting. The ladybug's body and head are punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the 3/4" Circle Punch. I crimped a sliver of black cardstock and added it for the antennae. The sentiment comes from the Birthday Hugs and Wishes set.
The final touches are a piece of Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon and a couple black brads in the corner. I hope you like it!

Stamps: Birthday Hugs and Wishes, Pick A Petal Paper: Urban Garden DSP, Candy Lane DSP, Basic Black Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Slot Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Black Brads, Dimensionals, Crimper, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch

I hope I am feeling better later so I can stamp something for tomorrow! take care!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sock Monkey Mojo

Happy Weekend Stampers! Today's card combines two challenges in one, the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge. I can't believe it is Sunday already and only now I've had time to do the Mojo Monday sketch!
I started out with a Tangerine Tango base then stamped my Sock Monkey in Chocolate Chip and added the speckles by masking off part of the monkey and stamping with the speckles from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I colored the rest of him and the balloons in and popped up the party hat and Tangerine Tango balloon. I added a So Saffron Scallop Edge along the bottom and used my Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to line up my chocolate brads.
These colors remind me of the picture of my room when I was a baby-yellow, orange and brown! So 70's!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Sock Monkey Paper: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, WW Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron Accessories: Blender Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Brads, Dimensionals, SU Markers

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Stop by tomorrow to see what I post next!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Eastern Blooms

Good Morning Stampers!
Today's card is another one I made with my friend, Allison, last week. I think it turned out pretty cute! We started out with a piece of the Delicate Dots DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The vine-like image with the flowers led us to choose the Eastern Blooms stamps set to go with it. Our card base is WW, we added a mat of So Saffron and then our Delicate Dots DSP with the corners punched out with the Ticket Corner Punch. Our image was colored with SU Markers and then stamped on WW. We matted it on another piece of So Saffron, added the Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and the final touch was gluing mini beads on some of the flowers with the Tombow Multi. Super cute, don't ya think?

Stamps: Eastern Blooms Paper: So Saffron, WW, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB)Ink: SU Markers Accessories: Mini Beads, Tombow Multi Glue, Bashful Blue Grograin Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Birthday Card Swap

Hi there Stampers! Thanks for stopping by! Sorry no furry friends to post today. I've been running around getting ready for a workshop and stamp camp this weekend and then had to run my daughter to the doctor this morning for xrays! Not broken thankfully but what is up with my kids getting hurt lately?!?!
Today's card is one I made for a swap I joined with a couple friends. The theme was birthdays which my card could be for but it is also good for other occasions.
This card is called a hinge card and I first saw it in our Stampin' Success magazine for Stampin' Up Demonstrators. It looked so cute I just had to try it. I also saw it on a couple other blogs like Dawn Griffith and Dawn Olchefske where I found more step by step instructions. Check them out and try it for yourself! It is easy and so much fun to make! Plus these ladies have some awesome blogs! Make sure you say hi to them if you visit! ;)
My base is a piece of WW cardstock with a scalloped piece of Delicate Dots DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The top is a piece of So Saffron stamped with the daffodil from the Just Buzzing By set. The main image is colored with SU markers and matted with another piece from the Delicate Dots DSP.

Stamps: Just Buzzing By Paper: WW, So Saffron, Delicate Dots DSP Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers Accesories: Dimensionals, So Saffron Polytwill Ribbon (SAB), gold brad, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch

Here are all the other swaps I received, aren't they great?!?!

Tarja Little

Melina Crain

Julye Cox

Judy Crain

Allison Rowlands #1

Allison Rowlands #2

Lynda Lee

Have a super day and hope you come back again soon!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge on Thursday!

Hi Stampers! How are you? I finally had a chance to play along with Karen and try her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for the week.
I started out with a So Saffron base, added some of the Delicate Dots DSP (SAB)and a Scallop Edge piece of Certainly Celery. I paper pieced my main image from the A Little Birdie Told Me set and popped up the birthday hat. The final touch is another pattern from the Delicate Dots DSP (can you tell I am really liking this paper? It was FREE too!)punched with the Photo Corners Punch.

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me Paper: WW, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Delicate Dots DSP Ink: Basic Black, SU Markers Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch

Hope you enjoyed my card today! Check out Karen's sketch for the week and try it yourself!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge

Good Morning Stampers! Thanks for visiting!
Today's card is my submission to the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Sketch Challenge. I know I say this with every sketch challenge but they are so much fun to work with!
I started with a Tempting Turquoise base, added some Good Morning Sunshine DSP and stamped my sentiment in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White. The sentiment comes from the Celebrate Everything set. I added a black scalloped border using my Scallop Edge Punch and made my oval frame using my Coluzzle. The cupcake is a Sizzix Originals Doodle Dies Cupcake and Ice Cream that I have had FOREVER! It was nice to pull it out and use it. The final touches are the doodle dots I added to the frame with my White Gel Pen and the Metal Dots from the dollar section at Joann's.

Stamps: Celebrate Everything Paper: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Tempting Turquoise, WW, Basic Black Ink: Tempting Turquoise, White Gel Pen Accessories: Coluzzle, Dimensionals, Sizzix Originals Doodle Dies Cupcake and Ice Cream, Colorbok Metal Stickers (Joann's)

Hope you have a terrific day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Hi there Stampers! So glad you stopped to visit today!
Today's project is made using the new Bag with Scallops Sizzix Bigz Die. It's such a fun little bag and perfect for a little treat! I die cut my Very Vanilla cardstock and wheeled it in Certainly Celery with the new Egg Hunt Wheel (available April 1st). I put it together and used some of the Certainly Celery Polytwill Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog to keep the top closed and dress it up. The bunny is from the new Eight Great Greetings stamp set that is also in the new Occasions Mini but is available for preorder now. I colored my bunny in using my SU Markers and then punched him out with the Wide Oval Punch. The Scalloped Ruffled Edge was created by using the Scallop Edge Punch on a piece of the Delicate Dots DSP (also from the SAB catalog)then I ran it through my Crimper. Next I added pieces of Sticky Strip along the backside of my oval and carefully added the scalloped, crimped piece all around the edges. For a tutorial on how to make this ruffled scallop click HERE.

Stamps: Eight Great Greetings, Egg Hunt Wheel Paper: Very Vanilla, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB) Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, SU Markers Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Crimper, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (SAB)

I plan on making a few of these to send up to my family in WY with some chocolate eggs inside. Can you imagine the possibilities with this bag?!? Wedding favors, Birthday favors, treats to give to your child's classmates for various holidays...do you feel like you HAVE TO HAVE IT yet? ;)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come by again soon!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Gatefold Card

Hi there stampers! Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by and check out what I have for you today!
This is a card I used for a make and take at a workshop. I got the idea from the fabulous Dawn Griffith and almost completely CASED it except for changing my colors to Summer Sun and using some of the new Good Morning Sunshine DSP. She has an awesome video showing you exactly how to make one of these. I loved this Just Buzzing By set when I first saw it and after seeing Dawn's I had to make one too.
Stamps: Just Buzzin By Paper: Good Morning Sunshine, Black, WW, Summer Sun Ink: SU Markers, Black Stazon Accessories: Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Have a super day!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge

Good morning stampers! How are you today? As I was doing my daily blog surfing I came across the Diva Coffee Break blog. They put out a new sketch challenge every week and I thought I'd play along today!

Being that their blog is called Diva Coffee Break I immediately thought of my Pun Fun set with the coffee cup image. So I started with a Sahara Sand base, added two strips of Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa and my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder embossed half circle made with the Sizzix Bigz Scallop Circle Die. I stamped three of the coffee cups in Black Stazon and colored them with my SU Markers. I stamped one more coffee cup, colored it in, cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals. I matted it on Chcocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa and added my sentiment with a Word Window Punch and the Small Oval Punch. The finishing touch was the Rose Red Buttons with Linen Thread tied through it.
Stamps: Pun Fun Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, WW Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers Accessories: Rose Red Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Word Window, Small Oval, Sizzix Bigz Scallop Circle, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration Challenge

Good Morning Stampers! It's that time again...time for another Kristina Werner Color Inspiration Challenge!
This weeks colors were a bit of a stretch for me-I guess I don't usually use that many color-at least not without one of them being white! I like how my card turned out in the end though.
I started with a Bashful Blue base, added a mat of Basic Black and then used my Boho Blossoms Punch to punch out 3 of the medium size flower in each color, Ridinghood Red, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, and Pretty in Pink. I added a silver metal sticker to each flower and stuck them on the mat using Mini Glue Dots. The sentiment is from a new stamp set that is available April 1st in the new Occcasions Mini Catalog called Matchbox Messages. I stamped it in Basic Black on Bashful Blue, punched it out with my 1 1/4" Circle Punch, matted it with a Ridinghood Red 1 3/8" Circle Punch and attached it to a Pretty in Pink Scallop Circle that I pierced the scallops with my 1/16" Handheld Punch. I added it to the Bashful Blue Ribbon with some Silver Cording from the Winter Mini. What do you think?

Stamps: Matchbox Messages Paper: Bashful Blue, Ridinghood Red, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Basic Black Ink: Basic Black Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Metal Circle Stickers (Colorbok), Mini Glue Dots, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cording (retired), 1/16" Handheld Punch

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Taylored Expressions Challenge

Good Morning Stampers! Thanks for stopping by!
Today's card is my submission to Taylor's Taylored Expressions Challenge for the week. I just got this set Blooming with Love and wanted to ink it up!

I started with a Sahara Sand base, added my scallop circle cut with the Sizzix Bigx Scallop Circle die and embossed with the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I wheeled the coordinating Blooms and Bulbs wheel in Baja Breeze on a Baja Breeze strip. My main image is stamped with Black Stazon, colored with SU markers and matted with Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery. The sentiment is from Trendy Trees and I paper pierced the bottom using my mat pack.
I hope you enjoyed my card for the day! Take care and come back soon!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Easter's on its Way!

Hi there Stampers! Ok so it's still a ways to Easter but this morning I got together with a friend and we made some super stinking cute Easter things!
We knew we wanted to use the typical soft pastel colors for our projects and what better paper to use than the Delicate Dots DSP from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!
For the first card we started out with a WW base, added our Delicate Dots DSP and then stamped our bunny from the Eight Great Greetings set from the new Occasions Mini. This set is now available on a preorder so you can get a jump start on your spring projects. We colored our bunny in, punched him with the Wide Oval Punch and then added our scalloped DSP around the edge. How did we do that you may ask? Well I went to an awesome blog called Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Jan showed me how!!! It's a little bit tricky to get the scallops just right all the way around the oval but it is worth all the fuss! Isn't it just darling?!?! Next we die cut our Sizzix Eggs in Certainly Celery and So Saffron and then ran them through again in both the Swiss Dots and Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. Brilliant if I do say so myself! The ribbon is Certainly Celery also from the SAB catalog.

This next card is one I am doing at my next workshop (Hi Melina! Sneak peaks for you!). I used the same bunny from the Eight Great Greetings and paired it with the Delicate Dots DSP, the So Saffron Ribbon and the Polka Dot Punches all from the SAB catalog. I punched out the flower image using the Five Petal Flower Punch, added a second flower punched in Pretty in Pink and put a brad in the center. The Eyelet Border Punch looks like lace along the bottom of the DSP.

The box you see is the new Matchbox Die also in the new Occasions Mini catalog available April 1st.
It is so versatile and easy to assemble after you've done it once or twice. The die also comes with 3 different tags that are super cute to layer. We die cut some Certainly Celery for the box base and added some more of the Delicate Dots DSP for the lid. We wrapped up some Hershey Nuggets with matching paper and wrapped some more SAB ribbon to finish it off. These Matchboxes are perfect for party favors, wedding favors or little gifts just because! I know I'll be going back to this die again and again!

Ingredients #1:
Stamps: Eight Great Greetings Paper: Delicate Dots DSP (SAB), Certainly Celery, So Saffron Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers Accessories: Sizzix Eggs Die, Swiss Dots and Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Certainly Celery Ribbon (SAB)Dimentsionals, Sticky Strip, Wide Oval Punch, Pop-Up Glue Dots

Ingredients #2:
Ingredients #1:
Stamps: Eight Great Greetings, Polka Dot Punches (SAB) Paper: Delicate Dots DSP (SAB), Certainly Celery, Pretty in PinkInk: Black Stazon, SU Markers, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Wide Oval Punch, So Saffron Ribbon (SAB), Dimensionals

Ingredients #3:
Stamps: Matchbox Greetings Paper: Delicate Dots DSP (SAB), Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue Ink: Sahara Sand Accessories: Sizzix Bigz XL Matchbox Die, So Saffron Ribbon (SAB), Sticky Strip

Hope you enjoyed our projects for today! Thanks to Allison for the fun and creativity!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mojo Monday on a Tuesday!

Hi again! I just finished doing all my blog surfing and found the Mojo Monday sketch for the week and I thought I'd whip up a card for it.
I started with a WW base, added some Raspberry Tart DSP and some Rose Red. I stamped flowers from Petal Pizazz in colors to match the DSP and added some Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon. The final touch is a sneak peak from the Occasions Mini! The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Oval All and I punched it out with our new Scalloped Oval Punch! Isn't it so cute! When I saw the mini I knew I HAD to have this set and the punch! And the Matchbox Die, and the Matchbox Messages, and Eight Great Greetings...need I go on?

Stamps: Oval All, Petal Pizazz Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, WW, Rose Red Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers, Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Cameo Coral Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Corner Rounder, Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for checking in with me! Have a great day!

Now's the BEST time to Become a Demonstrator!

Good Morning Stampers! How are you?
Stampin' Up just announced a brand new way to become a demonstrator! In this time of financial distress SU realizes that it might be a challenge for a someone interested in starting their own SU business to come up with the initial cost for your tools and products. In light of this they have come up with a 3 payment option for new recruits. Starting now thru April 30th you can pay for your business start up costs in three easy payments. And when you sign up during Sale-A-Bration you get to choose any price stamp set in addition for FREE, as well as, get your starter kit for $169- a 15% savings!

The Three Easy Payments option allows a recruit to make a partial initial Starter Kit payment and still receive the Starter Kit right away in order to get her business up and running.

Payments Breakdown for the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Price (March 13-31, 2009)

Payment Charged*
Payment 1 $56.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 $56.33
Payment 3 $56.33
Total Payment $169.00

Payments Breakdown for the Regular Starter Kit Price (April 1-30, 2009)
Payment Charged*
Payment 1 $66.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 $66.33
Payment 3 $66.33
Total Payment $199.00

*Payments indicated are for the cost of the Starter Kit and, if selected, the Stampin' Memories add-on, including shipping. They do not include any applicable state taxes. (Please note that any applicable taxes for the total amount of the Starter Kit and, if selected, Stampin' Memories add-on, price will be added to the first payment.)

Becoming a demonstrator is one of the best things I have ever done. Not only do I have the benefits of having my own business (set my own schedule, income, tax benefits)I have met some absolutely wonderful people who have become friends. The best part you ask? I can stamp ALL day long, ignoring my housework, and when my husband comes home and asks what I've been doing all day I can say with total confidence..."I've been working." :)

Stop by later to check out another card!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Good morning Stampers! I hope you had a great weekend! My two older daughters have been in AZ visiting their grandma since Thursday evening and I am so glad to have them finally home! Of course gone is the peace and quiet too!
So it's time for another awesome Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge from Karen! This was such a fun sketch and I had a hard time deciding which stamp set to use so I made two!

The first one is using the Branch Out set from the Idea Book and Catalog. I had my eye on this set and had to have it-apparently I have a thing for trees lately! I started out with a Chocolate Chip base, added some Old Olive DSP and ran some Old Olive Cardstock through my Big Kick with the Scallop Circles #2 Sizzix Bigz Die to make the big scallop circle. I cut the WW circle using my Coluzzle. My main image is stamped with Close to Cocoa for the tree trunk and branches and Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive for the leaves. I added a hint of color by stamping the birdhouse image in Tangerine Tango. I stamped the "Celebrate" from the new Matchbox Messages (from the new mini available April 1st)in Chocolate Chip, cut it out and layered it on the coordinating Matchbox Label from the new Matchbox Die also in the new mini. The final touch was a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon.

Having gotten my preorder from the Occasions Mini I had many new things to play with. I really wanted to stamp with my new Forest Friends set so I made another card using the same sketch but turning it on its side. I used the same DSP and cardstock colors that I used in the first card since I had it all out already. Again I started out with my Chocolate Chip card base, added the Old Olive DSP matted with Tangerine Tango. I die cut another Old Olive Scallop Circle using the Scallop Circles #2 Sizzix Bigz Die. I stamped the tree image using several SU Markers and the deer with Close to Cocoa. I went back and colored in its nose and hooves with my Chocolate Chip marker and colored in the ground. The butterflies are from the Branch Out set and are stamped in Tangerine Tango. The final touch was a knotted Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon and the sentiment same as the first card.

Ingredients #1:
Stamps: Branch Out, Matchbox Messages Paper: Old Olive DSP, Old Olive, WW, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss Accessories: Matchbox Die, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Coluzzle, Scallop Circles #2 Die, 1/4" Circle Punch

Ingredients #2:
Stamps: Branch Out, Forest Friends, Matchbox Messages Paper: Old Olive DSP, Old Olive, WW, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango Ink: SU Markers, Close to Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Matchbox Die, Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon, Coluzzle, Scallop Circles #2 Die,

Hope you enjoyed my cards!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Occasions Mini Stamps!

Happy Sunday Stampers! Thanks for stopping by!
Yesterday I had a chance to finally ink up and play with some of my new goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Now the catalog doesn't officially start until April 1st, but Stampin' Up is letting customers purchase a few stamp sets early to get a jump start on your Easter and Spring projects! Now as a demonstrator I get to pre-order everything so I have even more fun new stuff to play with! Stay tuned for some awesome projects using sets and die cuts from the mini!
One of the sets that is available for pre-order is called Eight Great Greetings. This set has so many uses-it's a must have! I needed a birthday card so I used the cake slice image from this set to make a hinge card. I saw the hinge card first in my Stampin' Success magazine, a magazine exclusively for demonstrators but it's been all over blogland! You can see another example of a hinge card here, but to make mine I followed the step by step video done by none other than the absolutely fantastic Dawn Griffith. Click here to check it out. I started out with a WW base, added Certainly Celery wheeled with a new Egg Hunt wheel in the same color and scallop punched the edge. The top is a piece of So Saffrom stamped with the stars from Just Jawing (yes, I have finally put it away!)in the same color. I stamped my main image in Basic Black and colored it in with SU markers and matted it in Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink. The ribbon is from the Sale-A-Bration ribbon bundle that you can get for free with a $50 order!
: Eight Great Greetings, Just Jawing Paper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, WW, Pretty in Pink Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Basic Black, SU Markers Accessories: Star Brad, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Egg Hunt Wheel
Have a great day and we'll see you tomorrow!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration Challenge!

Good morning stampers! Whoo hoo! It's time for another Kristina Werner Color Inspiration Challenge! These are sooo much fun! I am so glad I got to play!

So I still had the Just Jawing set on my table and since my last card with that set was mostly black, white and gray I figured I stick with it! But I didn't want it to be the same boring card so I dug through my stash of patterns and templates and pulled out the Spring Card Template. I got this template at a Whoo Hoo Stampers Event 2 yrs ago-it doesn't say who to credit so if you made this template, thank you and please contact me so I can credit you properly :)

I started out with a 10" x 5" piece of WW cardstock and scored it like the diagram. To get the diagonal score lines I just lined up the corners on the "cutting" line of my cardstock cutter and ran the scoring blade down it. Once I had it all scored and folded I added my Rockabilly DSP pieces to the bottom (the large rectangle piece) the the 4 smaller triangle sections. Next I stamped my black stars randomly around the background being careful not to get it on my DSP panels (I probably should have done the stamping first then added the panels). I added Sticky Strip on the largest triangle panel above the scored rectangle and folded it down to make the "spring" of my Spring Card. I added my skull with dimensionals after adding a little sparkle to its eyes with Dazzling Diamonds. I stamped the sentiment and notched the ends with my 3/4" Square Punch and added a black bow made shiny with Crystal Effects. Make sure if you use Crystal Effects that you leave it alone to dry for a while-don't get impatient or you'll have a mess and have to make a new one! The fun thing about a Spring Card is that it folds flat to mail and sits up nicely to be displayed when the recipient get it!

Stamps: Just Jawing Paper: Rockabilly DSP, WW Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Sticky Strip, 3/4" Square Punch
Hope you liked my card and aren't sick of skulls! ;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Furry Friends Friday

Welcome to another edition of Furry Friends Friday! Hope you are having a terrific day!
Today I am going to introduce you to two of my favorite furry friends. Maui and Kona are my BFF, Molly's babies. They are almost 5 yrs old and are brothers from the same litter if you can believe it!

They are both so sweet even though I have only really gotten to know them over the last year or so. Before that they would NEVER come out for me! NEVER! Even when I would come over to take care of them while Molly was out of town they would hide under the bed! Stinkers! I was so excited when Maui first came out one night when I was visiting a year ago.

A couple months later Kona mustered enough courage to come out and see that I wasn't that bad after all! ;) Now they come out without too much hesitation, though Kona is a bit of a scaredy cat like my Mr. Moe-any sudden movements or sounds and *flash* he's gone! My favorite thing about Kona is that he's a big love-he likes to rub his cheek against you when you say "kiss" usually when he's coming to get a kitty treat!

Maui cracks me up when he races back and forth on top of Molly's couch chasing a laser pointer beam! He's so fast!
I am so glad they have decided to come out and play when I come over-I was heartbroken when they didn't!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Elizabeth

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Masuline Birthday Trees

Hi there stampers! Thanks for checking in with me!
Today's card is one I came up with myself (gasp!)I know, I know will wonders ever cease? I wanted to come up with a masculine birthday card for an upcoming workshop make and take and I just love this Trendy Trees set.
I started out with an Old Olive card base, wheeled the Funky Forest wheel in the same color, and added a thin strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The main image is stamped using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig (a must for this set!), the edges sponged and matted first on Kiwi Kiss and then on Really Rust. The sentiment is from the Wow Flowers set, punched with the Word Window Punch and layered on a Real Rust Small Oval and a Kiwi Kiss Large Oval Punch.
Stamps: Wow Flowers, Trendy Trees Paper: Old Olive, Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Ink: Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive Accessories: Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Word Window, Sponges, Dimensionals, Funky Forest Standard Wheel
Hope you liked my card! Leave a comment and let me know!