Friday, August 06, 2010

Delighted with Aviary

As I said many times, I delight in birds. Of course as soon as I saw the Aviary set in the catalog it made it to my list. My buddy Lorien brought the set to the mingle so I was able to play with it a bit. I like it even more now! The various bird cages are lovely and the different sizes of birds are fun to experiment with. I also used the new background stamp Pretty Pattern, Crumb Cake cardstock, Marina Mist taffeta ribbon and Early Espresso cardstock and ink. The Crumb Cake panel has the Pretty Pattern design heat embossed with clear embossing powder on it.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Whoo, whooo.

ACK! Don't you love the new owl punch?? I love birds and my middle daughter loves owls so this is one punch I'll need to order. Again, one of the make and takes at the demo mingle this past weekend used the owl punch so I borrowed it to make a birthday card that I needed for the daughter of a friend. We are giving her a Night Owl purse from Vera Bradley so I knew I had to make this card to match! The colors are Black, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette. Do you like the birthday hat? I just cut that out of cardstock myself and added the rhinestone to the top. TIP: The pupils on the owl are so tiny that I didn't use the punch outs for them, I just used a marker and drew them in.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Sweet Scoops Again

Here is another project using Sweet Scoops. I really like this stamp set and am anxious to see if it makes it on the "carryover list" that sometimes gets published by Stampin' Up! This list allows a set to be sold even though the mini catalog is no longer active. If it makes it there, maybe it will make it into the main catalog next year. Don't you love the script on the sentiment? The sentiment is from the set Curly Cute. The colors on this card are Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Poppy Parade.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Always Elegant - On My Next Order

This is made with the new set Always Elegant and it will be going on my next order. The main image caught my eye in the catalog but it didn't make it's way on my list. At the stampin get together I was at one of our make and takes used this set and I'm glad it did. I'm also glad the Debra doesn't mind sharing her stamp sets so I could use it to make a wedding card for a wedding we will be attending this weekend. This card uses Early Espresso cardstock and the new 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Cherry Cobbler cardtsock and ink, Pink Pirroutte cardstock, Crumb Cake ink and carstock, the new flat back adhesive pearls and oval punches.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Stampin Get Away - New Goodies

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get away for the weekend to stamp. I haven't done that in exactly a year when I made a trip to hang out with some fellow demos at the same place. What a good time! I stamped several different designs and goodies - my hope is to post them all for you to enjoy. When I saw the set "For Everything" in the new catalog, I knew it was going on my first order. I enjoy most sets that you need to color the images in. I know it isn't very conducive to making alot of the same cards, but the areas are narrow enough that you can easily use your markers. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the new flat backed rhinestones that Stampin' Up! is carrying. I hope you get to stamp today!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet Scoops Birthday

Yes, I do still stamp...once in awhile. Has it really been since February since I have posted to my blog? I have stamped a bit since then and must have forgotten to add my projects here. So, I'll post a few for your viewing pleasure. My oldest has a birthday party to go to today and she requested the Sweet Scoops Stamp set for the card. I got the color combination from the wrapping paper of the gift. I've used Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except the "cherry" gem on top of the ice cream cone. The ribbon is the Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon that just retired. I'm glad I had a bit left because it worked perfectly for this card. The sentiment comes from the "go-to" set, Teeny Tiny Wishes. Enjoy your day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

More Valentines, You and Moi

I have been making a few Valentines lately and I thought I would share them with you. This one should have arrived by now so I figured it was safe to post. I used the set You and Moi along with several other little items like Prints Designer Paper, a retired heart eyelet, new Celery Satin Ribbon, punches and even a non-SU piece of bling.

This project uses the new Pinking Hearts Border (which is just so sweet and delicate!) and the new Small Heart punch. Did you know that the set You and Moi is one that you can earn for FREE with your Sale-a-bration purchases?!?

Friday, February 05, 2010

"Love"ing the Pennant Die

Stampin' Up's Pennant Die isn't new, it has been around for over a year, but it is new to me and I am really loving it!
I made this project to decorate for Valentine's Day and currently it is hanging over our fireplace. You should have seen me trying to figure out how to cut out a full pennant! Once I did some searching on Splitcoaststampers and found out that you need to fold the card stock in half and place the fold along the one end and THEN you would have a full pennant, I was feeling very silly.

Here is a close up of the letter "O" which has uses the new 2 step bird punch from Stampin' Up! I LOVE this punch. It works for so many thing, when you love birds as I do. I have to admit that this is not Stampin' Up! designer paper. Isn't it lovely though?!?! I used Ruby Red card stock, Close to Cocoa card stock and Blush Blossom. The letters are not actually chipboard but they were traced from a retired chipboard alphabet that Stampin' Up! used to sell. I'm so cheap that I don't actually use chipboard, I just use it as a pattern. So, I traced the letters on Ruby Red card stock, cut them out and then covered it with Versa Mark and some clear embossing powder. The ribbon that this is hanging from is the Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon from last year. I snatched up an extra roll of that last year knowing I'd be using it with my Ruby Red projects. So glad I did!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Another Mini Project

I really love the Sale-a-bration set Good Neighbors. My favorite house has to be the house with the heart on the door. It works really well for Valentines cards (I'll have to share with you a photo of a Valentine's card that I made with it a couple weeks ago.) I made this for a friend of mine recently (I'm hoping she has received it by now). I paired it with bright colors because I am sick of the cold here in Michigan. Cold and barely any snow! We did get snow earlier this week but not very much. I used Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo. The roofs to the houses are stamped with Close to Cocoa, cut out and then popped up. The sentiment is an oldie...I believe it came from one of the All Year Cheer sets that retired several years ago. I hope you have a great day today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Occasions Mini Is Here!

Here is my first project with a new set that I just had to have from the new Occasions Mini. This is the new set Fox and Friends. Did you know that with this new mini, we can now choose our stamp sets to be the traditional wood mounted or unmounted? I did order this set as unmounted but I have to say, I still prefer my wood mounted sets. I'm glad I did get a set that is unmounted, at least I can show it to my customers, but I'll be choosing wood mounted for my personal use. The tree was made by using the snowflake punch (just cut the majority of the snowflake off to make the tree trunk) and the scallop circle punch. I wish I could take credit for that adorable design, but I can't. I saw it on Adorable don't you think?