Monday, August 31, 2009

Hey there stampers! Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Ours was HOT!
Today's card is a sneak peak as to what is available on Sept. 1st TOMORROW!!  This stamp comes from a stamp set called Twick or Tweet and is soo cute!  I had to have this Halloween set for sure when I saw the mini.


 
STEPS:

  1. Start out wioth a Whisper White card base cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold in half.  Add a panel of Basic Black card stock cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Craft White Ink.
  2. Punch a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock cut at 2 1/2 x 4 with the Scallop Edge Punch on both sides and cut in half.  Add scalloped piece to top and bottom of Old Olive DSP cut at 4 x 2 3/4.  Adhere to card.
  3. Add a strip of Basic Black 4 x 1 /4 to a strip of Vellum 4 x 1/2 and punch with 1/16 Circle Punch and add silver brads.  Adhere to card using Snail and Mini Glue Dots.
  4. Stamp Halloween bird from Twick or Tweet stamp set in Black Craft Ink on Whisper White card stock and emboss with Black Embossing Powder (Clear can be used also).  Set with Heat Tool and color in with Stampin' Write Markers.
  5. Punch out bird image with 1 3/4 Circle Punch and adhere to card with Dimensionals.
INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Twick or Tweet
  • INK: Black Craft Ink, White Craft Ink, Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Odive DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Vellum
  • ACCESSORIES: Silver Brads, Embossing Buddy, Black Embossing Powder
  • TOOLS: Heat Tool, Powder Pal, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, 1/16 Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
So what do you think?  Make you want to eat some Halloween candy? Hee hee!  have a great day!

Hugs,

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Birthday Giraffe

Hey there stampers! Happy Sunday!  It's been a lazy morning full of Bejeweled Blitz-the most addicting time sucking game I've ever played.  I can't stop!  I am hoping to break away from it long enough to stamp some more! :)
Today's card uses the Tall Tales DSP and the Animal Stories stamp set.  Super cute for a kid's birthday.
STEPS:


  1. Start with Whisper White card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half for your card base.  Add a panel of Tall Tales DSP cut at 4 x 4 .
  2. Punch a 4 x 1 piece of Chocolate Chip card stock with the Scallop Edge Punch and adhere to edge of Tall Tales DSP.  Add Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon around card and tie into knot.
  3. Stamp giraffe image from Animal Stories stamp set in Crushed Curry on Whisper White cut at 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 and color in spots, mane, eye, and horn with Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker.  Mat on Old Olive card stock cut at 2 5/8 x 2 3/8.  Adhere to card.
  4. Add Linen Thread to button from Fresh Favorites II button collection.  Adhere to card using a Mini Glue Dot.
  5. Stamp sentiment from Wow Flowers in Chocolate Chip ink on edge of card.

INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Animal Stories, Wow Flowers
    INK: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
  • PAPER: Tall Tales DSP, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • ACCESSORIES: Old Olive Gorsgrain Ribbon, Fresh Favorties II button, Mini Glue Dots, Linen Thread
  • TOOLS: Scallop Edge Punch


Hugs,

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Trendy Trees

Hey there stampers! Happy Saturday!  I know I am so late posting but I had nothing stamped and am having a hard time getting into the swing of things today.  I'm exhausted from this first week of school and work and soccer practices and it is so dang hot right now I can't think! :)
Today's card uses the Tall Tales DSP and the Trendy Trees stamp set, both cute and I think go well together.
STEPS:

  1. Start with a sheet of Whisper White cut at 4 1/4 x 11, fold in half and add a panel of Tall Tales DSP cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  2. Add a strip of So Saffron card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 2 and punch three Chocolate Chip Scallop Squares from it.
  3. Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the trees and trunks from the Trendy Trees stamp set on Whisper White card stocka nd punch with the 1 1/4" Square Punch.  Layer onto Chocolate Chip Scallop Squares.  Adhere to card on So Saffron piece.
  4. Stamp sentiment in Chocolate Chip inkon Whisper White, punch with Word Window and layer onto Old Olive card stock punched with the Modern Label Punch.  Add Chocolate Chip punched with the 1 " Circle punch and layer onto So Saffron punched with the Designer Label Punch.  Adhere to card.  Add Old Olive grosgrain ribbon to top of card tied into a knot.

INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Trendy Trees
  • INK: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery
  • PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White Tall Tales DSP
  • ACCESSORIES: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
  • TOOLS:  1 1/4 Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Word Window, Designer Label, Modern Label

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Friday!

Hey there stampers! Happy Friday!  This is a super fast post because I got called into work to cover a shift. :)
Today's card is absolutely beautiful and from my beloved upline, Janelle!  Thanks Janelle!  She went to convention and brought back some cute things for me and my two new recruits!  Isn't she wonderful?!?
Hope you all have a terrific day!
Hugs,






Thursday, August 27, 2009

Clean and Simple

Hey there stampers! Thanks for stopping by!
Today's card is super simple and clean looking.  I used the gifts from the Beary Best Friends stamp set and the sentiment from the Wow Flowers stamp set.  It literally took only minutes to make.



STEPS:


  1. Start with a card base of Tempting Turquoise cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half.
  2. Stamp 5 gifts from the Beary Best Friends stamp set on scrap Whisper White in Jet Black Stazon ink.  Color in with Stampin' Write Markers and punch out with the 1" Circle Punch.
  3. Stamp sentiment from Wow Flowers stamp set in Tempting Turquoise and punch with the 1" Circle Punch.  Add orange brad to center using the 1 /16" Circle Punch.
  4. Using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch punch out 3 circles in Only Orange and 3 circles in Yo Yo Yellow. Layer the gifts and sentiment on them.  Adhere to card.



INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Wow Flowers, Beary Best Friends
  • INK: Jet Black Stazon, Tempting Turquoise, Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Temptting Turquoise
  • ACCESSORIES: Orange Brad, Dimensionals
  • TOOLS: 1/16", 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches 
Have a super day!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy First Day of School!

Hey there stampers!Happy first day of school!  Well at least it's the first day of school here for the Fortuna Family :)  It's also my first day at my new part time job at a Non-Profit Spay and Nueter Clinic.  Cross your fingers that all goes smooth as I re-enter the working world! ;)
Today's card was super simple and quick to make and very pretty!  I love the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set!




STEPS:


  1. Start with a Whisper White card base measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and folded in half and add a panel of Bermuda Bay cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  2. Stamp the flowers from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set randomly in Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Basic Black on Whisper White cut at 3 3/4" x 5".
  3. Add the Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon adhering it in the back.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Wow Flowers stamp set in Basic Black on Whisper White scrap, punch with Word Window Punch.  Take scrap Bermuda Bay and punch with Modern Label Punch add sentiment to it.
  5. Using the 1" Circle punch punch a circle out of scrap Basic Black add to Soft Suede card stock punched with Designer Label Punch.  Add sentiment to it and adhere to card.



INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Wow Flowers, Fifth Svenue Floral
  • INK: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
  • PAPER: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
  • ACCESSORIES: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon
  • TOOLS: Modern Label, 1" Circle, Word Window and Designer Label Punches
So what do you think?

Have a great day!
Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pastel Medallion

Hey there stampers! Thanks for stopping by!  It is the last day of summer for us and I am sad to see it go.  But with three kids in school guess who will have more time for stamping!! :)
Today's card was inspired by one I saw on Splitcoast.  Of course now I can't find it again but it was wonderful.  I just had to give it a try.



STEPS:


  1. Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Whisper White card stock base.  Add a panel of Tempting Turquoise card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  2. Ink up the Medallion stamp in Versamark ink and stamp on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using Sponge Daubers and Stampin' Pastels color in your Medallion and cut out. 
  3. Add a Circle Fire Rhinestone to center of Medallion and adhere to card.
  4. Stamp sentiment from Oval All stamp set in Basic Black ink.  Using a Versamark Pen ink up flowers one at a time and dab chalk from Stampin' Pastels to color in.  Use eraser in the Pastel box to erase any out of the lines.
  5. Punch sentiment using the Large Oval Punch and mat on Pink Passion punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Add to card.


INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Oval All, Medallion
  • INK: Basic Black, Versamark, Versamark Pen
  • PAPER: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pink Passion
  • ACCESSORIES: Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, Stampin' Pastels
  • TOOLS: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/16 Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers
Thanks for joining me today!  Hope to see you again tomorrow!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last Stamp Camp Card

Hey there stampers! Sorry for such a late post-it's been a crazy day!  I had Kindergarten orientation for my youngest today plus I was in charge of the Teacher Welcome Baskets for the whole school so I spent my day schlepping baskets and delivering them all over the school! 
Today's card is the last one we did at my stamp camp this weekend.  It is almost exactly like one I made and posted before except I changed added silver brads instead of silver card stock circles.  I love these silhouette stamps!




STEPS:


  1. Start with a Whisper White card stock base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Add a panel of Basic Black card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and some Old Olive DSP cut at 4" x 3".
  2. Add a strip of Basic Black card stock down the Old Olive DSP and using the 1/16" Circle punch add brads to corner.
  3. Stamp Extreme Surfboard in Black Craft Ink on Whisper White and emboss with Black Embossing Powder.  Mat on Basic Gray and add to card with Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp sentiment from Sock Monkey stamp set in Basic Black.  Punch with Word Window Punch and  add to Basic gray punched with Modern Label Punch.  Adhere to card with Dimensionals.



INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Extreme Surfboard, Sock Monkey
  • INK:Black Craft Ink
  • PAPER: Whisper white, Basic Gray, Old Olive DSP, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Silver Brads, Black Embossing Powder, Powder Pal, Embossing Buddy, and Heat Tool
  • TOOLS: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch
thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Stamp Camp Card

Hey there stampers! Hope you are having a terrific weekend!
Today's card is another from my stamp camp yesterday. It's just slightly altered versions of cards I posted before so if it looks familiar that's why. :)



 

STEPS:

  1. Start with a Whisper White card base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half.  Stamp the balloon from the Beary Best Friends stamp set (available Sept. 1st!) randomly in Versamark ink on a panel of Brilliant Blue card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4".  Adhere to card.
  2. Stamp bear balloon and gift bags in Jet Black Stazon ink on Whisper White cut at 3 1/2" x 3" and color in with Stampin' Write Markers.  Stamp gift bag and baloon again on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, cut out and add with Dimensionals to stamped panel.  Notch out corners with Ticket Corner Punch and staple Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in corner.  Adhere to card.
  3. Stamp sentiment from Beary Nice Wishes in Jet Black ink on Whisper White card stock and mat with Real Red card stock.  Add to card.




INGREDIENTS:


  • STAMPS: Beary Best Friends, Beary Nice Wishes
  • INK: Versamark, Jet Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES: Real Red, Striped Grosgain Ribbon, Staple, Dimensionals
  • TOOLS: Ticket Corner Punch
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another Stamp Camp Card

Hey there stampers! Happy Weekend!
Today's card is one we are making today at my stamp camp. I just love this stamp and finally got it!




STEPS:

  1. Cut Very Vanilla card stock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for your card base. Cut another piece of Very Vanilla card stock at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  2. Stamp the Medallion stamp in Rich Razzleberry ink onto the smaller Very Vanilla piece twice. Using the 1/16" Circle Punch or a Paper Piercer make a hole to put a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad in the center of the Medallion.
  3. Mat your stamped piece on top Rich Razzleberry card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  4. Stamp sentiment from Oval All stamp set on Very Vanilla scrap and punch with Large Oval Punch. Layer onto Basic Black punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. Adhere to card.

INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Medallion (#115223), Oval All (#113790)
  • INK: Rich Razzleberry
  • PAPER: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Fire Circle rhinestone Brad, Paper Piercer, Scallop Oval Punch


Hope you are having a super day! :)
Hugs,

Friday, August 21, 2009

Stamp Camp Sneak Peek

Hey there stampers!Happy Thursday!
Today's card is a sneak peek of one of the items we will be making at my upcoming stamp camp this Saturday. We are going to use some of the new Sweet Treat Cups in the new mini available Sept. 1st.




STEPS:

  1. Start with Yo Yo Yellow card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and fold in half. Cut Green Galore card stock at 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card.
  2. Stamp largest flower from Petal Pizzazz stamp set in Yo Yo Yellow on Whisper White cut at 3 3/4" x 5" being careful to get it as close to the top as you can. Stamp the 'happy birthday" stem from the Stem Sayings stamp set and the leaf image from the Petal Pizazz stamp set in Green Galore ink.
  3. Using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch punch out the center of the large flower image and save the piece you punched out. Insert Sweet treat Cup from back of Whisper White card stock and fill with M&M's. Peel sticky backing off of treat cup and add circle you punched out earlier to seal off cup.Adhere to card.
  4. Stamp sentiment from Wow Flowers onto Whisper White scrap, punch with Word Window Punch. Punch Yo Yo Yellow with the Modern Label Punch and adhere sentiment to it.
  5. Punch Green aGalore with 1 " Circle Punch and adhere with other pieces to card with Dimensionals.
INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Wow Flowers (#111714), Petal Pizzazz (#113417), Stem Sayings (#115078)
  • INK: Basic Black, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow
  • PAPER: Paper name, Whisper White,Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow
  • ACCESSORIES: 1" Circle Punch, Word Window, Modern Label Punch, Sweet Treat Cup


I hope my camp ladies like it as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by to visit! :)
Hugs,

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Little Note of Thanks

Hey there stampers! Happy to "see" you here today!
Today's card is a thank you for baby shower gifts that I made with one of my customers today. It turned out super cute!



Inside


STEPS:

  1. Cut Chocolate Chip card stock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" fold in half. Cut Whisper White using the Top Note SU Die. For inside panel cut Bashful Blue at 5 1/4" x 4" and Whisper White at 3 1/2" x 5".
  2. Stamp moon and stars images fromt he Nursery Necessities stamp set in Barely Banana on your top note piece. Using Stampin' Write Markers stamp the boat on the top note piece.
  3. Stamp the sentiment from the Little Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit (retired) in Chocolate Chip Ink using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
  4. Adhere ribbon around card and add top note piece over it.
  5. Stamp the elephant image from the Nursery Necessities stamp set in Bashful Blue on the 3 1/2" x 5" panel of Whisper White, mat it on the Bashful Blue piece and adhere it to the inside of the card.

INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: A Little Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit (retired), Nursery Necessities (#113506)
  • INK: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • ACCESSORIES: ribbon, Top Note Die


So what do you think?
Hugs,

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Birthday,Molly!

Hey there stampers! Thanks for stopping by!

Today's card is a birthday card for my fabulous friend, Molly. She's the one who makes my blog look so pretty! It's her birthday today and I hope she has a terrific day!

I used a retired stamp set called Here Kitty, Kitty, the new C is for Cat stamp set and the Hostess Level 3 set called The More the Merrier to make this card. It is a stair step fold card and super fun with it's multi levels.




STEPS:

  1. Take your Kraft card stock cut at 10 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6" and 8 1/4". Fold to make mountains and valleys.
  2. Using Jet Black Stazon stamp the background using the paw print and fish images from the C is for Cat set, the mouse and yarn images are from the Here Kitty, Kitty set.
  3. Stamp the kitties in Jet Black Stazon, color and cut out. Stamp the cupcakes from the More the Merrier stamp set in Jet Black Stazon on a strip of Whisper White card stock and color in.
  4. Add White Gel Pen doodle dots to the edges of Bermuda Bay die cut with the Scallop Circles #2 Sizzix Bigz Die, adhere to back panel of card. Punch Kraft card stock with 1 3/4" circle Punch and adhere to center of scallop circle.
  5. Stamp sentiment from Here Kitty Kitty set on a square of Whisper White card stock, mat on Kraft and add Kraft card stock punched with Word Window Punch to make the sign.
INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Here Kitty, Kitty (retired), C is for Cat (#115764), The More the Merrier Hostess Level 3
  • INK: Jet Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Paper name, Kraft, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
  • ACCESSORIES: Word Window Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circles #2 Sizzix Bigz Die, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!
Hugs,

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Bearthday!

Hey there stampers! Here's another sneak peak of what's to come in the new Holiday Mini starting September 1st!
Today's card features Beary Best Friends and Beary Nice Wishes stamp sets. These bears are so fun to color and I think the result is super cute.




STEPS:

  1. Cut Whisper White card stock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for your card base. Add a panel of Ballet Blue card stock cut at 4"x 5 1/4".
  2. Stamp the bear, gifts and balloon images from the Beary Best Friends stamp set in Jet Black Stazon ink on Whisper White cut at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"and color in with Stampin' Write Markers. Use the Ticket Corner Punch to notch out the corners.
  3. Stamp the party hat, balloon and gift on a scrap of Whisper White, color and cut out. Add to main panel using Dimensionals. Adhere to card base.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the Beary Nice Wishes stamps set in Real Red ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 1"x 3". Use Ticket Corner Punch to notch out corners.
  5. Add a strip of Yo Yo Yellow cut at 1/2" x 4" to Ballet Blue panel. Adhere sentiment on top of Yo Yo Yellow strip.
INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Beary Best Friends (#118052), Beary Nice Wishes (#118050)
  • INK: Real Red, Jet Balck Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Yo Yo Yellow, Ballet Blue
  • ACCESSORIES: Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch

Is he cute or what? The girl bear is adorable too! Thanks for checking in with me today! Hope you have a great day!
Hugs,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thank You Beary Much!

Hey there stampers! It's Monday again! Amazing how this day keeps popping up week after week!
Yesterday we drove out to Marina Del Rey to meet my new nephew Sebastian. He is even more adorable than the pictures I've seen! We had a great time visiting and got home pretty late. When I got home I had this ADORABLE card waiting for me from my fabulous downline, Judy. Isn't it just perfect?!?



INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Beary Nice Wishes
  • INK: Pixie Pink
  • PAPER: Paper name, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Pawsitively Prints DSP
  • ACCESSORIES: Sizzix Bigz Stampin' Up Bear Die, Stampin Up Beary Essentials Die, Stampin' Up Beary Girl Sizzlit, Eyelet Border Punch, Misc Jewels,Dimensionals
    These dies and the DSP will be available in the fabulous new Holiday Mini starting September 1st! So cute!

Hugs,

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stair Step Fold Card

Hey there stampers! How are you? Thanks for stopping by!
Today's card is a stair step card. I've seen quite a few of these around and finally had the chance to make one myself! It's easy and a nice change from the average A2 card. I found a great tutorial about the stair step card HERE.




STEPS:

  1. Take Kraft card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" and score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6", and 8 1/4". Fold at scores to create your card base.
  2. Take the candle image from the Party Hearty stamp set and stamp in Versamark ink on the back panel and front panel.
  3. Using Stampin' Write Markers ink up your party hats image and stamp on Whisper White cut at 1" x 4 1/4". Stamp the cupcake image on scrap Whisper White and cut out. Stamp the center of the B is for birthdays image in Rose Red and punch with the 3/4" Circle Punch. Clean off stamp and stamp again using Close to Cocoa and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers on Whisper White and punch out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.
  4. Add White Gel Pen doodle dots around a scallop circle in Bermuda Bay made with the Scallop Circles #2 Sizzix Bigz die and adhere to back panel of card. Punch two Only Orange Scallop Circles and add behind the B is for Birthdays circle. Add to Bermuda Bay Scallop Circle. Add center of B is for Birthdays image with a Dimensional.
  5. Mat party hats on Close to cocoa cut at 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" and add to center panel of card. Add cupcake image to front of card.
  6. Stamp sentiment in Close to Cocoa on Whisper White, punch with Word Window. Add to Bermuda Bay punched with Modern Label Punch, add to Only Orange punched with 1" Circle Punch and finally add to Close to Cocoa punched with Designer Label Punch. Adhere to front panel.
INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Party Hearty (#111532)
  • INK: Close to Cocoa, Versamark, Stampin' Write Markers in Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, Only Orange, Creamy Caramel
  • PAPER: Paper name, Kraft, Only Orange, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
  • ACCESSORIES: Word Window, Modern Label, 1" Circle, Designer Label, 3/4" Circle and Scallop Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Hope you are having a terrific weekend! See you tomorrow!
Hugs,

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Clean and Simple Of the Earth

Hey there stampers! Thanks for stopping by!

Today's card is a super simple but very pretty card using a Level One Hostess stamp set called Of The Earth. I just love the silhouette images!




STEPS:

  1. Cut whisper White card stock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for your card base.
  2. Stamp the image from the Of The Earth hostess Level One stamp set in More Mustard on a piece of Whisper White cut at 2 1/2" x 3" and punch the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch.
  3. Mat your focal image onto a piece of More Mustard card stock cut at 2 5/8" x 3 1/8" and stamp the sentiment from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set in More Mustard on a piece of So Saffron card stock cut at 3 1/4" x 4"
  4. Take a piece of More Mustard card stock cut at 1" x 4" and punch with Scallop Edge Punch. Add to side of So Saffron Piece and adhere to card.

INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Of the Earth (Hostess Level One), Flight of the Butterfly (#111564)
  • INK: More Mustard
  • PAPER: Paper name, More Mustard, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • ACCESSORIES: Scallop Edge Punch, Ticket Corner Punch

Isn't it pretty? I love the simplicity of it.
Hugs,

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sweet Centers!

Hey there stampers! Thanks for joining me today! Boy do I have something fun to show you today!! A sneak peek at a product available starting September 1st, called Sweet Treat Cups. You'll find them in the new Holiday Mini along with so much more!

Today's card is one I made to give my sister and brother in law to congratulate them on the birth of their son, Sebastian.



STEPS:

  1. Cut your Bashful Blue card stock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for your card base. add a panel of Ballet Blue cut at 4" x 5 1/2".
  2. Next cut Whisper White card stock at 3 3/4" x 4", create a mask using the Scallop Circle Punch and make the clouds using a Sponge and some Bashful Blue Ink in a circular motion around your scallop circle mask.
  3. Stamp the hot air balloon image from the NEW Sweet Centers stamp set in Creamy Caramel on your cloudy main piece and again in Bashful Blue on Bashful Blue card stock. Trim the Bashful Blue scallop edge of the balloon basket and adhere over the top of the Creamy Caramel one.
  4. Punch out a Bashful Blue circle using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and a strip of Bashful Blue card stock cut at 1" x 3 3/4" with the Scallop Edge Punch. Adhere Scallop Edge to bottom of cloudy piece.
  5. Fill Sweet Treat Cup with whatever you'd like-I added little baby bottles, pacifiers and glitter. Peel off the adhesive backing and cover with your 1 3/4" Bashful Blue circle and add to your card where the balloon would go.
  6. Stamp your sentiment from the Nursery Necessities stamp set in Basic Black on Whisper White, punch with the Word Window Punch, add to Bashful Blue punched with the Modern Label Punch and adhere to your card.Last stamp bunny image from the Forest Friends stamp set in Going Gray, color and cut out. Adhere with Dimensionals.
INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Nursery Necessities (#113506), Forest Friends (#113748), Sweet Centers (#116521)
  • INK: Bashful Blue, Going Gray, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel
  • PAPER: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
  • ACCESSORIES: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sweet Treat Cups (#116802 available 9/1)pacifiers and bottles

Hugs,

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Nicholette!

Hey there stampers! Today's my oldest daughter's birthday-I can't believe I have a 14 yr old!

Today's card is her birthday card and it turned out super cute if I do say so myself!




STEPS:

  1. I cut Kraft cardstock at 4 1/4" x 11" and folded it in half.

  2. I wheeled the Cupcake Wheel in Pretty in Pink ink on Whisper White card stock, colored some of the cupcakes in using a Blender Pen, Creamy Caramel Ink and my Stampin' Write Markers in Green Galore, Real Red and Pretty in Pink and matted it on a panel of Close to Cocoa card stock.
  3. I ran a piece of Creamy Caramel card stock through my Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate and cut it into two triangles to resemble ice cream cones.

  4. I took Whisper White and Close to Cocoa card stock and ran them through twice using the new Two Tags Sizzix Bigz Die to get the scallop tag and cut part of the scallop off to make the ice cream stacks.

  5. I adhered the ice cream cones with Dimensionals to the card and added the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart Punch in Pretty in Pink.

  6. The sentiment comes from the Wow Flowers stamp set inked in Basic Black, stamped on Whisper White then punched out with the Word Window Punch and layered on the Modern Label Punch in Close to Cocoa, the 1" Circle Punch in Pretty in Pink and the Designer Label Punch in Creamy Caramel.
INGREDIENTS:

  • STAMPS: Cupcakes Wheel (#113121) Wow Flowers (#111714)
  • INK: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel,Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel
  • ACCESSORIES: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Two Tags Sizzix Bigz Die, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sweet Birthday

Hi there! Thanks for joining me!

Today's card is a belated birthday card for one of my customers turned friend's birthday. It took me so long to finally drop it by with her gift I might as well waited for her next birthday! Duh!

*I started with a Whisper White card stock base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and added a strip of Chocolate Chip card stock measuring 1"x 5 1/2".
*I used a scrap of Regal Rose card stock stamped with the Always in Bloom Standard Size Wheel using Pumpkin Pie ink and matted it on Pumpkin Pie card stock.
* Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the bottom and tied into a knot then the panel was adhered to card.
*I punched the negative image of a Pumpkin Pie Die Cut Flower with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and adhered it to a piece of Whisper White card stock punched with the Scallop Circle Punch and adhered with a Dimensional.
*The final touch is a Rhinestone Sticker from Colobok picked up at the Scrapbook Expo

Ingredients:
Stamps:
Always in Bloom Wheel
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose
Accessories: Die Cut Flowers, Scallop Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Sticker, Dimensionals

So what do you think? I'd love to hear!

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Season of Birthdays

Hey there Stampers! Thanks for popping in!

Today's card uses one of my favorite stamp sets-Season of Friendship. I am always a sucker for a tree set!

*I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" f0lded in half and sponged the edges using Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Creamy Caramel inks.
*Next I used my Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Marker and the Color Spritzer Tool and spritzed some speckles in the background.
*The I inked up the tree from the Season of Friendship stamp set in Soft Suede and added leaves in Old Olive.
*I used some buttons from the Fresh Favorites II collection and adhered them using Mini Glue Dots.
*The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede and is from the All Holidays stamp set on Very Vanilla and the end is punched with the 3/4" Square Punch to make the notch.
*I adhered it with Mini Glue Dots, popping it up to look like a fluttering banner.
*Last I added another button from the Fresh Favorites II collection with some Linen Thread tied through it adhered with another Mini Glue Dot


Ingredients:
Stamps:
Season of Friendship, All Holidays
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: 3/4" Square Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Fresh Favorites II Buttons, Linen Thread

I LOVE this card! One layer and all! :)

take care and thanks for looking!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Monday, August 10, 2009

Eastern Bloom in Plum

Hi there! So glad you stopped by!

Today's card is one that was inspired by THIS card.

*I started out with a piece of Sahara Sand card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and added 2 strips of Kraft cardstock 4 1/4" x 2".
*I stamped the blooms in Jet Black Stazon on Very Vanilla card stock and colored them in with Old Olive, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Markers.
*I used the Color Spritzer Tool with my Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Marker to create the speckles on the main image and the piece I stamped my sentiment onto.
*I matted that onto a piece of Old Olive card stock and adhered it to the card.
*I stamped the"for you" in Jet Black Stazon ink onto Very Vanilla card stock then punched it out with the Small Oval Punch.
*I ran my 2-Way Glye pen along the inside edge of the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware frame and set the sentiment inside facing out.
*Last I punched holes with my 1/16" Circle Punch and added the Hodgepodge Hardware and brads.


Ingredients:
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, All Holidays
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Kraft, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, 1/16" Punch

Pretty isn't it?

Thanks for looking!
Elizabeth

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Berry Birthday Wishes

Hi there! Thanks for joining me today!

Today's card is a strawberry card using the Tart and Tangy stamp set. Super cute if you ask me! ;)




STEPS:
  1. I used a Whisper White card stock base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and folded it in half.
  2. Next I stamped the strawberry image from the Tart & Tangy stamp set in Versamark on Old Olive card stock.
  3. Then I used my Real red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers to color in the strawberry stamp and stamped it randomly on a piece of Whisper White card stock.
  4. I matted the strawberry panel on a piece of Basic Black card stock and mounted it to the card.
  5. I stamped the sentiment from the Wow Flowers stamp set in Jet Black Stazon on Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the Word Window Punch.
  6. That was layered on a piece of Old Olive punched with the Modern Label Punch, then onto Basic Black punched with the 1" Circle Punch and finally onto Real Red punched with the Designer Label Punch.
  7. I added a strip of Basic Black card stock after adding a strawberry brad I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo then adhered my sentiment stack.

INGREDIENTS:
  • STAMPS: Tart and Tangy, Wow Flowers
  • INK: Jet Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES: Word Window Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Designer Label Punch, Strawberry Brad

So what do you think?

Hugs,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Funky Birthday Wishes

Hey there stampers! How are you? I am good other than I am so jealous that I am not at the Stampin' Up! Convention right now. :(

Today's card is kind of a funky one. Still not so sure I love it but it has some bling which always makes me smile.


STEPS:
  1. I cut my Bermuda Bay card stock at 4 1/4" x 11" and folded it in half.
  2. I added two strips of Basic Black card stock 1" x 5 1/2"
  3. I took a piece of Pixie Pink card stock and stamped the image from the Wow Flowers set in Jet Black Stazon randomly.
  4. I stamped the same image on Whisper White card stock 4x and the happy birthday circle 1x in Jet Black Stazon and punched them out with the 1" Circle Punch.
  5. I punched Bermuda Bay card stock with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and added the birthday circle after placing a Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad in the middle.
  6. I adhered the Pixie Pink piece to the card and added the circles I punched with Dimensionals.
  7. I added some Bermuda Bay Polka Dotted Ribbon and tied it in a knot.

INGREDIENTS:
  • STAMPS: Wow Flowers
  • INK: Jet Black Stazon
  • PAPER: Pixie Pink, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, Colorbok Rhinestone stickers, Dimensionals

Hope you are having a great day!
Hugs, Elizabeth

Friday, August 7, 2009

Butterfly Thank You

Hi there! Thanks for joining me!

Today's card uses the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set (#111564) and the new Butterfly Punch (#116629).

I started out with a Whisper White card stock base (#100730), added a panel of Basic Black card stock (#102851) and stamped my butterfly image in Jet Black Stazon Ink (#101406). I punched out the butterflies using the 1 1/4" Square Punch (#104400) and stamped the sentiment from the All Holidays stamp set (#114916) in Jet Black Stazon. I punched it out with the Word Window Punch (#105090) and layered it on Melon Mambo card stock (#115320) punched with the Modern Label Punch (#116630). I stamped the larger butterfly images on Melon Mambo card stock and punched it with the new Butterfly Punch (#116629). I popped it up on Dimensionals and added a Rhinestone from Colorbok that I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo.

So what do you think? I like the bright pop of Melon Mambo with the black and white.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The More the Merrier

Hey there stampers! Glad you stopped by to visit!

Today's card is a Christmas card! I know it's only August but it will be December before you know it so I thought what they hey! I used the More the Merrier Hostess level 3 stamp set for this card along with Karen's awesome sketch #29!

I made my card by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock to 9"x 8" and folded it in half so it fits perfectly in a business size envelope. I stamped the snowflake image from the Season of Friendship stamp set (#111776)in White Craft ink(#101731) randomly on the Kraft card base.
Next I stamped the snowmen from from the Hostess set The More the Merrier in Jet Black Stazon ink (#101406). I colored them in with Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay Markers and added torn strips of Whisper White card stock, went along the edge with my 2-Way Glue Pen(#100425) and added Dazzling Diamonds(#102023). I matted the snowmen on Basic Black card stock(#102851) and then added it to a panel of Bermuda Bay card stock (#115317)with strips of Tempting Turquoise card stock (#102067). The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black Stazon as well and mounted on a mat of Basic Black and popped up on Dimensionals (#104430). The final touch is a White Metal snowman I picked up in the clearance bin at the Eyelet Outlet booth at the Scrapbook Expo a couple months ago.
So whatcha think? Make you want to drink hot cocoa and sing carols? Me neither but I like the card!! ;)
Hope you are having a terrific day!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Opus Gluei Challenge Card!

Hey there Stampers! How are you?

Today's card uses a fun technique called Faux Metal you- can find the tutorial HERE.
I started out with a Whisper White Card stock base (#100730) and added a panel of Basic Gray card stock (#108692)stamped with the nuts and bolts image in Versamark Ink (#102283) from the Lots of Bots stamp set (#115293) and a panel of Old Olive DSP (#112160). I stamped the robot and the nuts and bolts stamps following the Faux Metal technique. I matted the robot on Basic Black card stock (#102851)and added Silver Brads (#104336) using my 1/16" Handheld Punch (#101227). I punched the Faux Metal nuts and bolts with my 1/2" Circle Punch (#104390) and matted it on Basic Black punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch (#107217).

The result is super neat even if my balloon didn't quite turn out ;)

Have a super day!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Forest Friends

Hi there! Happy you stopped by today!


Today's card uses Taylor's Cupcake Challenge Sketch and the Forest Friends stamp set. Taylor's sketch was so easy to use that I used it twice already!

I started out with a Whisper White card stock (#100730) base, added a panel of Sage Shadow card stock (#101563) and a square of To the Nines Specialty DSP (#114038). I cut out a circle of Whisper White card stock using my (retired) Coluzzle and used my SU Markers to ink up my images from the Forest Friends stamp set (#113748). I cut out the owl and bunny images and popped them up on Dimensionals (#104430). The sentiment is from the Pocket Sihouettes stamp set (#111672) as is the flowery image along the bottom of the card. I used Sage Shadow ink (#102532) for the flower image and Chocolate Chip ink (#100908) for the sentiment. I punched it out with the Word Window punch (#105090) and layered it on a piece of To the Nines Specialty DSP punched with the Modern Label Punch (#116630).

Aren't the Forest Friends so dang cute?!

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great day!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Monday, August 3, 2009

Opus Gluei Extreme Surf

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by!

Today's card uses a new stamp called Extreme Surfboard (#115173) and it's so easy to use and makes for a nice guy card I think :) It also qualifies for the Opus Gluei challenge of the week to use metal!


I started with a Whisper White card base added some Old Olive DSP (#112160) and Basic Black card stock (#102851). I stamped my image in Versamark ink (#102283)on Whisper white card stock and embossed it using Black Embossing Powder (#109133) and my Heat Tool (#100005). I matted it on a piece of Basic Gray card stock (#108692) and added a strip of Basic Black card stock and circles of left over Silver Embossed (#109131) WW card stock punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch (#107217). I stamped the sentiment from the Wow Flowers stamp set (#111714) in Basic Black ink (#101179), punched it out with the Word Window Punch (#105090) and layered it on Basic Gray punched with the Modern Label Punch (#116630).
I love the combination of the Word Window and Modern Label Punches-they work so well together! So what do you think? I'd love to hear!
Take care and hope to see you back again soon!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pumpkin Pick A Petal

Hey there stampers! Thanks for stopping by!

I had a chance to stamp almost all day on Friday so I got a few challenges done and tried a few new things. It was such fun and I still was able to make dinner, pick up the house and do a couple loads of laundry in between!

This card uses my poor neglected Pick A Petal stamp set and one I newly acquired that I've been wanting for ages, Stem Sayings. I also used Taylor's Cupcake Challenge for this week.

I started with a Whisper White (#100730) card base and added a mat of Pumpkin Pie cardstock (#105117). Next I added a square of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (#115675) and stamped the greeting from the Stem Sayings stamp set (#115078) in Jet Black Stazon ink (#101406). I stamped the polka dot petal image from the Pick A Petal stamp set (#115042)in Pumpkin Pie Ink (#105216) on Whisper White cardstock and then added the loopy petal image in Jet Black Stazon Ink. I cut each petal out (didn't take as long as I thought!) and adhered them to the center with a Dimensional and some Snail. I stamped the center flower in Rich Razzleberry ink (#115658) and then stamped off and did it again giving me a darker and a lighter version of the same color. I cut those out, punched them with my 1/16" Hole Punch (#101227) and added a Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad (#109110) to the center and adhered it to my flower using Mini Glue Dots (#103683).
The lighting wasn't great when I took this picture but you get the idea. :)
Hope you are having a terrific day! Come back again to visit soon!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stampin' Up! August Promotions!!

Holy Moly! Can you believe it is AUGUST already?! Why is it the summer flies by and Christmas flies by but the rest of the year goes by like normal?

I just wanted to let you know of some fabulous promotions Stampin' Up! is offering this month only!

First off the Country Living Summer Cook Out Kit is now 40% off while supplies last!

Click HERE to see what's included in the kit-it's super cute!!


Next is the Just for Kids Growing Up Promotion. When you spend $35 in STAMP SETS(before tax and ship)in the Growing Up section of the catalog (pg. 74-90) you get your choice of the Button Latte, Sherbert or Playground Designer Buttons FREE-a $7.95 value! Page 181 of the catalog shows the buttons.

Last but not least is the Decor Elements Growth Chart promo. When you purchase the growth chart for $24.95 you get the applicator tool FREE!

Click HERE to see a flyer about the growth chart and to see the buttons available for FREE!
Today is also the first day that demonstrators can pre-order from the Holiday Mini Catalog-let me just say that it is bigger and better than any holiday mini SU has ever offered before!
If you have any questions feel free to email me!
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Elizabeth