Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mickey's Merry Christmas

As I sat on Halloween night having enjoyed all the trick or treaters, I see our Disneyland tickets laying on my table.  So off to my craft room I went and came up with this beautiful card.  By the time you all read this, I will be in Disneyland enjoying the beginning of the holiday season.  This card is on a base card of blushing bride.  The snowflakes were stamped using the Many Merry Stars photopolymer stamp set which is featured in the 2014 holiday supplement by Stampin' Up!  I embossed them using iridescent ice.  The Mickey head is made using the 3rd and 6th circles from the circle Framelit dies and cut from basic black and they are also embossed in iridescent ice using the same stamp set.  The banner is from the White Christmas set in the holiday catalog and embossed in gold.  I had to fussy cut it myself but it was worth the effort.  I hope this inspires and here's wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Brightly embossed Season's Greetings

Gold and silver embossing on these stars from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set make a lovely card in non-traditional colors.  The smaller background embossed stars are from the White Christmas stamp set.  The stars are cut using the coordinating star framelits.  The greeting is also from Bright and Beautiful and was cut out use the Apothocary Accents framelits. The card base is in lost lagoon.  A very popular color for this upcoming holiday season.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Christmas Eve holiday Home

This piece uses the Holiday Home photopolymer stamp set.  I absolutely love the versatility of this set.  Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving,Christmas and so many other possibilities for year around.  My favorite part is how many different ways you can use it and be creative.  This set has matching framelits to cut out the houses only.  I colored the houses uses blendabilities and used direct ink to paper to create my background setting.  The greeting comes from the same stamp set.  Enjoy, I know I had a lot of fun creating it.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tree hunting white Christmas

a non-traditional Christmas card in blushing bride.  This card uses the White Christmas photopolymer stamp set which I love!  I had so much fun putting this together.  The snow is made using the white chalk marker available from Stampin'Up.  I colored the car in cherry cobbler and the tree is stamped on old olive and colored in pear pizzaz.  I used white craft ink to stamp my snow.  The deer is colored in crumb cake and the greeting is from the same stamp set.  I love how versatile this set is.  I fussy cut the snowman which was stamped on whisper white in momentous black ink and colored the hat and scarf in blushing bride with a marker.  His carrot nose is colored in calypso corral.  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.  One of the great things about photopolymer is the ability to curve or straighten some elements of the stamp on the block prior to inking.  The straight "road" under the car was stamped with the hill portion of the trees in this stamp set.

Thankful wondrous wreath card

I love the fall with all the beautiful colors.  For this card I used one of our paper doilies and sponged some crushed curry, Cajun craze and pear pizzaz ink on it.  I then used some sponge daubed to sponge the same colors on to the first layer of the Wondrous wreath stamp set and finished it off with some always artichoke ink.  I used the matching Framelits to cut it out and finished it with some leaves and matching framelits from the fall fest stamp set.  The card base is in crumb cake and I used the wood grain embossing folder for some added interest.  The greeting is from the Good Greetings hostess stamp set which was available through October 31st with a $300 workshop or order.

Totally Tess Tee Hee Hee

As soon as I saw the stamp set Tee Hee Hee in the holiday catalog, I couldn't't wait to try it out with a retired set called Totally Tess. I love the wat this turned out.  A few colors of ink direct to paper, the two stamp sets and what a cute frameable piece of artwork.  Happy Halloween everyone.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Smile with Lovely Lace card

I loved this stamp as soon as I saw it when the new Stampin' Up catalog arrived.  It's a single stamp and is called A Little Smile.  It works wonderfully with the Stampin' Blendabilities.  The base card is daffodil delight and embossed with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  The focal image was mounted on a piece of DSP from the All Abloom paper stack.  I think receiving a card with this little stamp will make anyone's day, don't you agree?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Just stylin' birthday wishes

i made this adorable card for my granddaughter's 10th birthday.  She loves ballet and this stamp is just perfect for her.  The stamp set is called Just Stylin and has been retired, unfortunately.  Other products used are wisteria wonder cardstock, Blendabilities in rich dazzle berry, flesh tones and crumb cake, Lovely Lace embossing folder brayered with blushing bride ink and blushing bride cardstock, tea lace paper doilies, dazzling details glitter, flower patch photopolymer stamp set.  The sentiment is from Bloom with Hope and is stamped in elegant eggplant on top of the swoosh from Work of Art (I love the versatility of this set!)  it's cut out using the label frame from the label card Framelits die.  My granddaughter loved it.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Petite Petals art thankful card

I used the work of art stamp set on the kraft notecards and envelopes by Stampin' Up! For the background on these thank you cards.  Ink colors are so saffron, calypso coral, pool part and pear pizzaz.  I used Everything Eleanor for the flourish and embellished with flowers from petite petals and flower shop along with the matching punches.  Gold dazzling details provide a little bling in the flower centers.  The sentiment is from a promotional set available only to hostesses or virtual hostesses with orders of $300 or more.  It's called really good greetings and has 19 different greetings good for lots of different occasions.  These cards were very quick and I really like how they turned out.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Washi tape and Mixed Bunch butterfly folder

Here is another folder my granddaughter and I worked on for her school supplies.  It's amazing how much fun some Stampin' Up! Supplies and a 15 cent folder  can be for the two of us.  Using the washi tape was her idea.  I gave her the quadrant idea and she ran with it.  It was also her idea to stamp in the center piece.  I love how this turned out.  It is very unique and I'm sure she will love using it.  What 9 year old girl wouldn't, especially when she knows she created it!  The stamp set used was Mixed Bunch.  It is embossed in melon mambo, tempting torquoise and white.  We also used Papillon Potpourri for the little butterflies.  Various washi tape, all from SU) was used.

Back to school embossed pocket folder

My granddaughter had fun making her back to school folders her own. Here is the first one.  We used the Flowering Flourishes, Swallowtail and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets and embossed them using tempting tour quite, tangerine tango, wild wasabi and melon mambo embossing powders.  Of course it needed just a little bling with some basic rhinestone jewels.  There will be no mistaking which folder is hers.  The colors on the black folder make a beautiful chalkboard effect.

Friday, August 29, 2014

I Freakin Love You

This is a little notecard made using SU's notecards, moonlight DSP paper stack, Borderettes photopolymer stamps, Yippee Skippee stamp set, and the newly released For All Things stamp set.  The sentiment is punched with our decorative label punch.  Inks used are lost lagoon, early espresso, wild wasabi and hello honey.  This little card is quick and easy.  Have a great day and thanks for spending a little of your time with me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lovely Lacey butterfly card

This card uses a direct to paper technique using an ink pad to highlight the beautiful embossing folder called Lovely Lace.  I used island indigo ink on island indigo cardstock.  The flowers are from  Beautiful Bunch, Flower Shop Pictogram Punches and and Petite Petals stamp sets.  Each of these sets have a coordinating punch to go along with them.  The butterflies are from the set Papillion Potpourri.  Two of the butterflies are sponged while the small butterfly in the middle was colored with Blendabilities.  I stamped them in Momentous tuxedo black ink.  The flowers are stamped in strawberry slush ink on pink pirouette cardstock.  Thanks for looking and I hope this inspires you to make something today.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Work of Art Congrats Wedding Card

Work of Art meets August Paper Pumpkin in this card I created for  one of my daughter's best friends.  I used the congrats card front layer from August's Paper Pumpkin as a stencil to put on this card.  It's sponged in melon mambo on very vanilla cardstock.  I then used the swoosh from the Work of Art stamp set to stamp the background in me on mambo and marina mists.  I started by stamping off once to lighten the color and then stamping each one two more times without reinking.  I used the same technique for the background in the heart layer.  The heart was traced from the inside of the heart element also from the August Paper Pumkpkin.

I then cut out around the Paper Pumpkin element to make the heart frame to go over the top of the stamped image.  The smaller hearts are punched out of silver glimmer paper using the heart from the itty bitty accents punch pack.  I sponged on melon mambo ink to make the heart pink.  I love the way it turned out and every wedding card needs a little bling!

I carried over the theme on the inside of the card as well.  The sentiments are from a retired hostess set called Occassional Quotes, but you can use whatever you have on hand.   My base card is island indigo with the layered piece in melon mambo. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Holiday Home Halloween card

This card features a sneak peek of an upcoming stamp set in the holiday catalog. It has so many possibilities and has a matching framelit set.  These will be available to purchase on August 28.

The card base is Cajun craze with a black layer.  The focal piece is created on whisper white cardstock.  I sponged the background with smokey slate, old olive and crumb cake inks.  The houses are stamped on vellum with momentous tuxedo black ink and colored on the reverse with the Stampin' Blendabilities markers and cut out using the Homemade Holiday Home framelit dies.  Be sure to pick them up as a bundle and save 15%.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Owls Hooray it's your day card

This card uses the Owl Builder punch along with sponging ink to paper to create the background.  I used soft sky and a sponge along with a scallop circle to make the clouds.  A circle punch along with crushed curry and Cajun craze were used to make the sun.  The balloons were punched out using a 3/4 inch circle punch and are stamped in blackberry bliss, Bermuda bay and blushing bride along with the presents.  They are from a retired stamp set; however, you could use whatever you have.  The inside of the card features Endless Birthday Wishes and Borderettes stamp sets.  My granddaughter loved this card.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin Wish card

This card uses mostly items included in the July Paper Pumpkin kit.  I did use the Endless Birthday Wishes photopolymer stamp set for the birthday cake and stamped it in blushing bride ink.  All other items and ink used are included in the kit.   Hope this inspires you to add your own twist to the kit.  If you aren't already a subscriber you can get half off the first two month' skits for a limited time when you sign up.  Ask me how?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Work of Art flower card

I was inspired to make this card after seeing a video byBrenda Keenan from Keenan Creations.  It uses the art philosophy stamp set which has no flowers whatsoever.

Here is a photo of the stamp set.  I used  the little swish next to the sentiment You are a fabulous work of art to make the petals and the leaves.  The solid dot was used to make the flower center.  Colors used are blackberry bliss, mossy meadow and hello honey along with Whisper white.  The DSP for the layer is from the Moonlight DSP paper stack.  The sentiment is from a retired set but you could use any sentiment on this card to fit most any occasion you need a card for.  Other products used are the scalloped oval punch and the extra large oval punch.

I hoe this inspires you to look around at your stamp sets and see what you can come up using your stamps in new and innovative ways.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Petite Petals awesomeness card.

This card uses the starburst technique (I used retired DSP but you could use the Moonlight or All Abloom DSP paper stacks) and the new photopolymer stamp set Flower Patch for the sentiment along with Petite Petals and Pictogram Punches for the flowers.  The flowers are cut out using the Petite petals punch and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.  I used the Stampin' Blendabilities markers to color the rhinestones in the center of the flowers.  Cardstock used is very vanilla and wisteria wonder.  Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to look.

Sweet baby Abby screen card

This is my take on the screen card.  I did use a retired stamp set for the background stamping and the scalloped edge punch is also retired.  The remaining products used are all current.  The base card is coastal cabana.  The background is stamped on very vanilla with blushing bride as the layered piece.  I cut  out the letters with the new little letters Thinlits dies.  It is recommended you use waxed paper the first few times so the cardstock will release more easily.   I also used the Apothocary Accents framelits to make the sweet baby label.  The onsie and baby buggy were stamped using the Something For Baby stamp set and matching Baby's First framelits.  The adorable little bunny, baby shoes and Sweet Baby sentiment are from the Baby We've Grown stamp set.  The background is stamped using the retired stamp set itty bitty bits.  I love how this turned out.  I hope it inspires you to make one of your own.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Perfect ice cream sandwich gift card box

I saw this post on the Stampin' Up! Blog and just couldn't wait to make them.  They are soooo cute.  I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set for the sentiment and cut it out using the Apothocary Accents framelits dies.  Cardstock used is chocolate chip, very vanilla and pink pirouette.  I stamp my three different sentiments in strawberry slush, coastal cabana and pistachio pudding.   The belly bands are wrapped in early espresso bakers twine.  I used my paper piercing tool to make the top "sandwich cookie" look authentic.  I love how these turned out.  They are so easy to make.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pictogram punch flower vase

I made this quick little thank card using Stampin Up's new Pictogram punches stamp set and coordinating itty bitty accents punches.  I also used the All Abloom DSP paper stack along with our whisper white notecards and envelopes.   Enjoy!
Colors used are lost lagoon, strawberry slush, and daffodil delight.  The stems are colored using mossy meadow stampin write marker. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Moonlight flower purse

This is a little hostess gift I created. I got the inspiration from a fellow demonstrator  Elaine from Papercraft Button.  It turned out so cute.   I used the moonlight DSP paper stack along with perfect plum, blackberry bliss and hello honey card stock and ink.  Stamps used were from the mixed bunch, flower shop and petite petals along with their coordinating punches.  The slit for the closure is made with the word window punch.  My hostess loved it!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Traveler Retirement card

This is another retirement card I created for my co-worker who is retiring at the end of the month.  This card uses the Traveler stamp set, mossy meadow cardstock, Moonlight DSP paper stack, and Stampin' Blendabilities markers which will all be available in the new catalog beginning June 2.  In addition I used one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree for this card.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is cut using the new Project Life cards and labels framelit dies.  Thanks for looking, I hope it inspires you to create something today.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Perfect blend retirement card

I made these retirement cards using some sneak peak items, current items and retired product.  I have three co-workers retirning at the end of the month.  It will be very hard to say goodbye.  I've worked with these gentelemen for the past 23 years.  I'm happy for them, but sad for those of us who will feel the void when they've moved on.  For these two cards, I used the perfect blend stamp set and teeny tiny wishes for the sentiment.  I also used the retired stamp set Like It a Latte (for the coffee beans).  Colors used are sahara sand, early espresso, lost lagoon and hello honey.  The DSP is from the Moonlight DSP paper stack (48 sheets 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  I love these DSP paper stacks.  They come in handy for lots of things.  The DSP is cut with the Deco Label Framelit dies.  I colored the coffee cup using the new Stampin' Blendabilities markers.  I LOVE these new markers.  The colors blend together so easily.  I used the On Film Framelits to cut my photo frame, notice the embossing?  The framelit die does that at the same time as the cut.  I added a little burlap ribbon which I frayed apart to make the ribbon accent.  I hope you can find some time to stamp today.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Something For baby shower card

I couldn't wait to try out my new Something For Baby stamp set and matching framelit dies!  Good thing I needed a baby shower card for this weekend.  This is another sneak peak for new Stampin' Up! product being released on June 2.  This set also uses Baby, we've grown and teeny tiny wishes stamp sets.  These sets are currently available for order.  The background is stamped using another sneak peak set Something to Say (the heart and flower are from this set.)  I used Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Wistaria Wonder for the colors (cardstock and ink.)  The card base is embossed using the decorative dots folder.  It was a Sale-a-Bration free item, but will be available for purchase when the new catalog launches.  Other products used were the starburst framelit dies, banner framelit dies, basic pearl jewels and basic jewel rhinestones.  I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out and I hope it inspires you to create something similar.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Happy Butterfly shadow box

I created this shadow box for a gift exchange in December.  Now that it is close to summer, I thought I'd share it with all of you.  I had a lot of fun with this and I hope it inspires you to try one for yourself.  The frame is an 8X8.  It uses all Stampin' Up products.  Stamp sets used are Swallowtail, Papillion Potpourri and the now retired Best of Butterflies.  The sentiment is from a set called Yippee Skippee.  I used a lot of stampin' dimensionals to give the butterflies some life.  Butterflies are embossed with black embossing powder and then colored with markers.  I added some dazzling details for a little bit of sparkle.  I LOVE how this turned out. 

Thanks for taking time out of your day to look.