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. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Birthday Traveler card

This card is one made using several sneak peak items from the new catalog.  It is a birthday card for my Dad.  Of course, you could use any sentiment.  This would make a great Father's Day card as well.  It uses several new in colors for 2014-2016 year.  They are mossy meadow, hello honey and lost lagoon.  New stamp set used is Traveler.  The sentiment comes from Itty Bitty Banners.  I used a marker and inked up the sentiment only.  The sentiment is cut using one of the framelits from the new Project Life  Cards and Labels framelit set.  The ribbon is from the new 2014 catalog and is in hello honey color.   It is very beautiful satin ribbon.  The inside sentiments are from Perfect Pennants and the banners are cut with the Banners framelits dies.  Colors used were lost lagoon and hello honey.  Seize the cake is from the new sneak peak Something to Say set which will be available in the new 2014 catalog.  Also available in the new 2014 catalog will be the Alphabet Rotary stamp I used to stamp the back of my card with my studio name.  The handmade stamp came from a set called creatively yours.  All products used are from Stampin' Up!  Please contact me if you would like to order your own supplies and you don't currently have a demonstrator.  I would be happy to earn your business.  Thanks for taking time from your busy day to look.  I hope it inspires you to create something of your own.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Perfect Blend Gratitude card

This is a card I made for my co-worker who is leaving us for the opportunity to make a difference during a military assignment.  It's a great thing for him and a huge loss for us.  I will miss him dearly. I used the new Lost Lagoon in-color cardstock and ink pad, along with smokey slate.  The background was created with washi tape from the epic day and watercolor wonder assortments.  Stamp sets used were a Perfect Blend and a brand new sneak peak of Something to Say which will be available when the new Stampin' Up! catalog premieres to the public on June 2.  If you are interested in any of these items, you can contact me and I will be happy to place an order for you.  I hope this card inspires you to make one of your own.  Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by and take a look.  Happy stamping!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Baby we've grown shower invitation

This invitation was created for my daughter's baby shower.  It features the label framelits card die.  The sleeping baby and welcome little one are from a retired stamp set called Welcome Little One.  The booties are from a set called baby we've grown.  The colors are coastal cabana, wisteria wonder and blushing bride.  I love how they turned out.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blended bloom Mother's Day

This is a new single stamp called Blended Bloom.  I colored it with the new Stampin' blendabilities markers by Stampin' Up!  These will be available when the new catalog premieres on June 2.  It also features two new in colors, hello honey and blackberry bliss.  The designer series paper is from a new paper stack called moonlight.  I hope you enjoy this card.