Thursday, July 23, 2009

Falling Leaves - LAD Sketch

I finally got all my New Catalog goodies! One of the sets I ordered was Falling Leaves. I needed a good fall set and was looking for something that didn't need to be colored in. I got a chance to play with it and really like the way this card turned out. The sketch for this one is a past Lizzie Anne Designs sketch and it worked perfectly with this set. The card front of the card is the Saffron section and it is actually 1" shorter than the back of the card (so the cute little acorn image "hangs" off the card). I used Soft Suede (again...), So Saffron, Old Olive, and Ruby Red. The red leaf was stamped and then cut out and mounted on a dimensional just as the acorn is.
This is such a great set and I can't wait to play with it some more! I haven't been very good about sending out Thanksgiving cards, but that is just because I haven't found a set that allows me to make several cards without a ton of work. This one may just be the one I've been waiting for!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pendant Park

Another project made from a set Lorien is sharing. (She is such a good sharer!) Pendant Park is a new set that caught my eye when I saw it in the catalog but I didn't purchase it because it is one of those sets that I knew I would have to see used before I decided if I would get enough use out of it. I don't think this set is a must have yet. The layout is just like the project from last week using the Season of Friendship set (which I now MUST have), I just turned the card on it's side and changed the position of the greeting. I am LOVING this new Modern Label punch and it is hard to tell which kinds of brads I used. I used the smallest Clear Circle Rhinestones. The colors used are Soft Suede (which now seems to be a goto color for me), Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink. And do you not LOVE the embossed pattern on the Soft Suede panel?? It is the new Finial Press embossing folder. It seems you can never go wrong with something embossed somewhere.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I LOVE Inspiration!

It seems like there can be WEEKS that I don't stamp. I don't make the time to go downstairs to my craft room and then before you know it weeks have passed. Then, when I DO make the time, I find myself completely unable to put anything together. Saturday evening I crawled down to my hole with a project, a gift, in my head and I sat down there until I got the entire thing done! It turned out wonderfully...just how I had envisioned it! I can't share it with you for a couple weeks though.
I don't know about you, but once I create something I am pleased with, I feel myself on a roll. So, yesterday I went back downstairs and created 3 cards! Here is the first...inspiration came from 2 stamping friends. Here are their cards:
The one on the top was made by Laura (okiechic at SCS) and the one on the bottom was made by Vicki (craftcrazy98 at SCS). Both of these were made for a swap I hostessed recently. And here is my card. Can you tell which parts of their cards inspired me?
The set used is Circle Circus. Not a set I own, but one that my pal Lorien is letting me borrow. The sentiment is from Fundamental Phrases (a must have!). The brighter pink is the new Melon Mambo and I also used some filigree brads that I recently received (I'm loving those and don't know what took me so long to get them!).
Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Season of Happy Thoughts

I have been working on some swaps for Jami over at Splitcoaststampers. One of the groups I am in requires me to use the new color Bermuda Bay and any new stamp set from the new catalog. For that round, the stamp sets we were allowed to use any stamp set that had been in a previous mini. My pal Lorien had the set Season of Friendship and she let me borrow it. This card is a bit different from the one that I'll be submitting for Jami's swap, so I can share this one with you (Jami requires that we wait until the swaps have been swapped out before posting our submissions). I'll share the original (the Jami swap) when it is allowed and you can tell me which is your favorite!
I needed a card for a stamping friend so I grabbed one of the swaps I had started and added something to make it more fitting. I hope she likes it!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Open House Project

This is the make and take from my New Catalog Open House (held last Saturday). The ladies used the Big Shot to do some embossing with the Texture Plates (the large Saffron panel) and some die cutting (the Top Note Die that is stamped on). They got to use the lovely Soft Suede paper and matching ribbon as well. The floral image is from Razzle Dazzle. We stamped the image with So Saffron ink then did the rock n roll technique with Soft Suede ink. The sentiment is from the set Three Little Words (from the last catalog).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Here is another card I'll be "sending" to my oldest while she is at camp next week. I used her favorite colors - pink and brown. The designer paper is from the retired collection - Berry Bliss. I have had this stamp set for some time and although I haven't used it tons, I don't want to get rid of it either. It sits on my shelf and on occasion I hear it calling me. I was glad to see it was not retired with the last catalog.
The little polka flower is a prima that my down line Nicole shared with me...thanks Nicole!! I'm sure my dd will love this one, if for no other reason than it is done with her favorite colors!

Monday, July 13, 2009

New To Me

During Sale-a-Bration all sales that a demonstrator accumulates can earn us free sets! (Another reason I love SU!) If you have a recruit sign up during SAB we receive a free set for each recruit. This year I was lucky enough to earn several sets for sales and one for a recruit. Most of the sets I chose were bird sets since I love birds. I have been looking at these sets and wanting to stamp with them, but I haven't made stamping a priority lately. Last night I sat down to stamp some love for my oldest daughter, who is 10. On Sunday she'll be leaving for her first time away to camp. She'll be there 5 nights and she is so excited. Of course, I'm a bit sad to think she'll be gone for so many days. Luckily we are able to drop letters or packages off when we drop them off and they will be happy to be sure they get their notes at "mail call" each day. My plan is to create a new card for her each day and a package for one day during the week. This is the first card I made when I sat down last night. The set is made with one of my SAB earnings, Cheep Talk. I love this set! I used some retired paper from Stampin' Up!, my Top Note Die, some ribbon and some rhinestone brads. I don't know if you can tell, but the little birdie is popped up with dimensionals. I adored this paper when Stampin' Up! sold it and it is sad that it is no longer available for is perfect for summer.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Retired Goodies for Sale

All Scallops $22 HI & Hello $10 Riveting $15 Wild About You $20 On The Farm $20 Fabulous Flowers $18 Cleaning out!! If you are interested please send me an e-mail.