Friday, June 28, 2013

From my Heart

Hi All,
I wanted to share a card I made with some of my new "toys" that I want to share with my next club:
I used my "From My Heart" set and the new "Afternoon Picnic" DP!! I layered it with the Labels Framelits. I used a base of Wisteria Wonder (love that its staying!!), some Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine and the new brads with the candy dots. Fun, easy card!!
Have a great day!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wild Flower Meadow

Hi All,
Thought I would share a card I made with one of my new stamp sets Wild Flower Meadow. Great stamp on its own but I was very happy to see that it had a coordinating embossing folder! Love it! Anyway check it out:
I also finally got a chance to play around with the new In Colors too! Love the Coastal Cabana! I hand colored the stamp then ran the card card front through the folder which "pops" up the flowers! Love it!! Added a quick sentiment from Petite Pairs and I was finally ready to bond with my fans and couch. Have a great night!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June Thank You's

Morning All,
I wanted to share my Thank You card that I made for June:
As you can see I stuck with my beach theme and used the "By the Shore" set again after scoring the base with my Simply Scored to create the wavy sand theme. I added a sentiment from the Petite Pairs set and after cutting out my two shells and adding a little "bling" I was done! Have a great day!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer time!

Hi All,
I wanted to post a picture of a card I was able to finish today using one of my "new to me" sets By the Shore. Love this set and was thrilled to see that it carried over!!
In addition to the By the Shore set I used Petite Pairs as the sale price was to good to pass up!! I ran the new "in color" Coastal Cabana through the Wood Grain EF for the look of water and then used my Simply Scored for ripples in the sand, then sponged the sand with Crumb Cake ink, heat embossed all the cool shells and starfish and cut them out, popping a few out for depth with dimensionals. Added some left over twine and the sentiment with the Vintage Trinket with the 7/16 scallop punch. Love the rustic look. I may modify this and hang them around my office for Summer decor! Love making some of my own decorations!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Perfect Inspiration!

Evening All,
Came home after an long day at work and decided to pull out one of my new stamps. Course, in the new catty  I was totally drawn to the new coffee set "Perfect Blend"!! Here is what I came up with just playing around with it:

I used So Saffron as a base, a layer of Early Espresso, the Tea for Two DP,(which has a new color scheme in the new catty!! LOVE it!!) and some Early Espresso ribbon. I heat embossed two cups and cut them out, the stamped the cup again on some DP scraps, cut them out and adhered them to the cup. Popped one cup on dimensionals and punched out the sentiment and I was done. I think I will show this at my next club!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Try a little Christmas

Morning All,
I wanted to share a card I made which was inspired by the sketch over at Try Stamping on Tuesday. Here is the cool sketch:

I needed to get moving on my Great Aunt's Christmas cards and thought that this sketch was a great jumping off point.  Here is what I came up with:
 I had some great pieces of the Holly Berry DP that fit this layout perfectly! I used the (retired) ornament punch and one of my favorite sentiments Short and Sweet. Only 50 more cards to go! Lol! Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day

Morning All,
Up much earlier then I needed to be thanks to my crazy tabby!! So I thought I would post the card I made for my father for Father's Day. I wanted to do something a little different so I pulled out my Simply Scored and the Diagonal plate and went to town:
I decided to use my Medallion stamp after I had scored the card in two different directions added some Comfort Cafe to the background, sponged everything with Soft Suede and used my Modern Label punch with the saying from Well Scripted, canvas ribbon and I was done! I hope he likes it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thinking of You

Evening All,
I had a very eventful day having some minor day surgery but actually felt good enough to make a clean and simple "Thinking of You" card to round out my stamp a stack evening. I have been really trying to make the cards for those fun nights a little more streamlined and think I was successful with this trio. Check out my latest:
 I grabbed some of my now retired Bashful Blue as the base, a layer of Crumb Cake, Naturals White and a piece of my ever favorite Everyday Elegance DP that I stocked up on when it was on the clearance rack (seriously love that about Stampin UP!!!). The sentiment was from the Curly Cute and a few punched butterflies and I was done. Hope the girls love it!
Have a great night!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Stamp a Stack Thank you

Hi All,
I wanted to share my next card that I will be offering at my upcoming stamp a stack. I wanted to use some DP scraps that I love the color of and have saved forever! I used some of my circles punches and love the end result!

I used a sentiment from the Pursuit of Happiness and centered it using the Designer Frames embossing folder. Great way to make a portion of your card "pop"!!
Have a great Sunday!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Clean and simple birthday

Evening All,
I finally had a few minutes to start making my next set of cards for my June stamp a stack! I really wanted a clean and simple look that show cased some beautiful designer paper. Here it is:
I was using some of my Baja Breeze paper with a layer of Early Espresso and the awesome Everyday Enchantment DP. I stayed with using some of my all time favorites that have retired and used Well Scripted for the sentiment and the older butterfly punch. As much as I love the new one I don't seem to be able to part with this one!! Hope the crew loves the new set!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Baseball Birthday!

Morning All,
I wanted to share a quick card I made for my significant others upcoming b-day! We are huge sports fans and right now the Red Sox are going strong so I decided to do a baseball themed card. After looking at some ideas on the web I combined a few things and here is what I came up with:
Sorry for the shadow! Used the circle and square punches to make the ball and bases. I ran some crumb cake through the wood grain folder to make the bat, used the bitty banner framelits and set and was done!
Hope he likes it! Have a great day!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Freshly Made Inspiration

Evening All,
Thought I would share a card I had a few minutes to make today. I actually have need of a few sympathy cards and was at a loss as to where I should start. Those are always the toughest to make. So I sought a little inspiration over at Freshly Made Sketches and they did not disappoint. Here is their sketch:
Here is what I came up with:
I actually had some of these pieces already cut and were just set aside and thought they worked perfectly for this sketch. I used Loving Thoughts as my sentiment and Comfort Cafe  as the DP. Glad I clicked on over for the sketch, as it made a tough task a little easier.
Have a great night!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New CATTY and other goodies!!

Good Morning ALL!!!
I am happy to let you know that you can still order your favs from the retiring Stampin Up catty through June 3rd AND pick some NEW goodies from the just released catalog!!
If that wasn't enough Stampin Up released their carry over list from the Holiday Mini!!

To add to the fun SU is also having a sale from now through June 30th on THREE awesome greeting sets!!

Dates: ON SALE NOW through June 30, 2013

Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

Remember that you can earn even MORE when you order from me! Remember to check out my rewards page!
Have a great day!