Friday, July 30, 2010

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

10 Minute Card Wednesday - It's back!!!

Hopefully for good - just like my Layout Mondays!! I hope you enjoy it.
This card was made with the new DSP Playdate. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fresh, bright colours. I was a tich skeptical of this paper at first as I thought it was too... I don't know, kiddy or something (the block paper) but LOVE the rest and they are double sided so HEY, easy to just not use that side!! haha (SIDE NOTE: I think I love this paper so much as it is very close colours to the Write Stuff DSP of last year that was my all time fav DSP ever).
Supplies: Playdate DSP, Old Olive cardstock, Scallop Ribbon punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, Well Scripted Stamp set, VersaMark, SU Markers.

Take the time to do something scrappy today!!

PS I give up - I tried to postdate this entry twice and it just won't.  Enjoy today I guess!! It was supposed to be for Wednesday!!  Please see below for the post that was supposed to be the only one for today!!

Mojo Monday - on Wednesday :)

Hi ladies,

Here's my take on the sketch for the Mojo Monday 149 challenge.  I did this Monday afternoon but didn't get a chance to take a picture until this am... oops!  Oh well, better late than never.  It's the same week at least.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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Product Highlight - Pearls and Rhinestones

Okay, I'll admit it, I love bling :)  And when Stampin' Up put pearls and rhinestones into the new 2010-11 Idea Book... WOW, I was flying!  So, very appropriate for me to have these as one of my highlights from my Top Ten list.  Which, I realize I have never posted on here, so I will later in the week :)

I have already cracked open both sets (see previous posts!  and most future ones too, LOL) and these are great.  I have always loved using these on cards, they just add a little something extra and are less messy than glitter and glue when you are in a hurry.  The next card I'm posting (sorry Fran, it will be up tomorrow) has rhinestones as accents on a punched butterfly - so pretty!


There are a lot in this pack - I'm very happy with the pricing on these!!


Take some time and do something scrappy (and with bling!) today!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday's Layout - Let's see how I do!!

I was doing awesome having a layout up here every Monday and I'd love to get back to it!  So here's the one I did today.  It's not quite "finished" but I thought I'd show you where it is at.  I could leave like this but it needs something, just haven't figured out yet what that something is :)

Supplies: Playdate and Write Stuff DSP (clouds are journal diecuts from Write Stuff turned around and inked on edges!), Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White; Classic Ink: Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight; SU Marker: Marina Mist; SU twine; Scallop Edge punch; OTHER: Thickers and alpha stickers.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Try Number 2!!

I was NOT happy with my card on Friday night so I went back to it and tried to "fix" it up a bit.  I didn't take anything away but I added to it.  Can you guess what I did??

Okay, I inked the raised (embossed) background with Not Quite Navy.  I added rhinestones.  I inked the edges of the big flower and then spritzed it.  I inked a smaller flower and added it behind the brad.  I added 2 more smaller flowers to the right bottom to balance it a bit.

Again, still not my favorite card in the world, but happier with this than the first try!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Playing with my box of stuff

This is by far not the favourite card I've ever made but, I thought I'd post anyways.  I got my box of stuff today and just wanted to play.  I used my Colour Coach and picked the combo Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand and Not Quite Navy.

New Product:  Notable Ornate Stamp Set, Antique Brads, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Paper Flower
(for the flower, I just messily dragged it in Not Quite Navy and then stamped it in Sahara Sand with the French Script Background Stamp, label image is sprayed with Champagne Mist shimmer paint)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Elegant Soiree - Product Highlight

117163  $12.50
This gorgeous paper has a very elegant colour combination of Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (old Kraft), Very Vanilla and Basic Grey.  I don't have mine in yet (buying product in stages) but wanted to highlight it here today.  I was looking around at other's blog and found some links for you to browse.  - Mary Fish - Martha Florida - Lisa  - scroll down to 2nd picture - Catherine Pooler


Monday, July 19, 2010

Friends Never Fade

All my blog surfing lately has found me inspired and wanting to create.  I found a card HERE I just had to re-create.  Mine is very similar with the exception of how I coloured the flower and I used the new Early Espresso ribbon.

Supplies: Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade,, Tiny Tags;, DSP: Greenhouse Gala; Cardstock: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz; Markers: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Ribbon: 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon; Tools: Jewellry Tag punch, Paper Piercer.

118750 $21.95 Wood Mount
120618 $16.95 Clear Mount

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Punched Posies

I've been dying to get back into my scrap room and get going!!  I found a card HERE that truly inspired me to pull out the Punched Posies Hostess set and get going. My card is almost identical but I enjoyed getting out my stuff and working with some of the new colours.  I also masked the flowers when I punched my leaves.  (So they look like they are behind)

My room is still a mess (I was mid-clean-up when I left on vacation) but I just had to do a card.  I'm thinking I'm going to do another after I finish this post and THEN go back to cleaning :)

Supplies Used:  Punched Posies CM Hostess Set (Summer Mini), Because I Care CM Hostess Set (IBC 2010/11), Classic Ink: Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Brads: Filbrigee, Crystal, Circle.  Button: Discontinued Designer Buttons.  Cardstock: Whisper White, Cajun Craze.  Tools: Paper poker.  Other: Adhesive.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Stamp Sets - Highlight #1 - Perfect Punches

This is the Perfect Punches stamp set.  New in the IBC 2010-2011.  I love punching out sentiments so that is why I picked this as my first stamp set to highlight.

117022 - Wood - $30.95
120516 -  CM   - $21.95

The sample below is not mine so please let me give credit to Jami Sheldon - she posted this online at Stampin Connection (the demonstrator's forum) and I thought it was so fabulous, I wanted to share.

It also highlights the new Greenhouse Gala DSP and the Friends Never Fade stamp set.  She used Baja Breeze/Early Espresso/Real Red cardstock (far as I can tell!) and the new Marina Mist ribbon.  Gorgeous colours!!

As you can see the Thanks Sentiment punches out great with the Scalloped Oval punch.  I love it!!  (I especially love the "Joy at Christmas" stamp as well.  So pretty and layered on our new larger scalloped circle punch, I think stunning on a card front, package, tag, etc)

Take some time and do something scrappy today.  I plan to!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Colour Renovation Colour Retrofit Kits!!

Retrofit your existing Stampin' Up! products with new colour kits! Get all of Stampin' Up!'s new colours (and just the colours you need) without the expense of replacing products you already have.  Here's the link to the PDF version HERE

Updated Catalog links

Just a quick heads up that I updated the catalog links over on the right sidebar.  The new 2010-2011 cat is out and I love it!!  Can't wait to see the reaction of all my girls.  I had to give them out and then left town on vacation so haven't been able to ooohhh and aaaahhh yet :)

Now that I'm back, I have a bunch of thank you cards to do so watch for those up on here soon.