Thursday, May 30, 2013

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer Everyone!!

Today is a good, good day.  It was the last day of school!  (Can I get an AMEN?!)   I'm also happy because last week I was chosen as a Perfect Princess over at Freshly Made Sketches!  How cool is that?!?  I'm totally pumped and excited to participate in this week's challenge. (FMS88)

I pulled out an old favorite stamp set for this card, "Sassy Salutations".  For the obvious 'SASSY' reasons..... check it out.

Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, That's the Ticket
Ink: Gumball Green, Basic Gray
Paper: This & That dsp; crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Trinkets, Gray stitched grosgrain ribbon
Punches: Modern Label, Ticket
Big Shot: Chevron Embossing Folder

Thank you to the designers over at Freshly Made Sketches (Amy O) for the honor of Perfect Princess!

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY SUMMER!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

First Time to Use 'Sketched Birthday'

Hello Friends!

Look at this fun sketch from retro sketches this week.  (rs#65)

I needed to make a standard size card, so this is what I came up with.

I used a new stamp set, 'Sketched Birthday'.  I like several images from this set, so I know I'll use it again.

Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Polka Dots dsp
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Brights Glimmer Brads

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Little Wildflower Meadow, Gingham Style

Hello Everyone!

Just today, a sketch went up over at the Paper Players.  I knew immediately what I wanted to use to particiapte in this challenge. Does that ever happen to you?  Do you ever see a sketch and know exactly what you want to use?  Well, not often for me.

Check out the sketch.  (PP147)

I am absolutely in LOVE with the new stamp set, 'Wildflower Meadow'.  I knew it would be perfect for this challenge!  What do you think?  I spritzed a little Frost White shimmer paint over the entire card.  I'm not sure how that's going to react to the Washi Tape, but I love how it shimmers. (I'm really gonna miss my spritzer tool.)

Stamp Set: Wildflower Meadow
Ink: Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White Cardstock, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, Gingham Garden Washi Tape
Big Shot: Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder

Most of the products will be available at the end of the week from our new catalog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank You.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I've been able to spend just a little time at my stamping desk this weekend.  I decided to play along with the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. (FMS87)

This was a fun challenge for me!  I decided to use some fun new products, can you spot them?

Stamp Set: A Round Array
Ink: Island Indigo Classic Ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Quatrefancy Specialty Series Paper
Accessories: Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Big Shot: Flower Fun, Scallop Edge, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder
Punches: 1" circle, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 7/8" Scallop Circle

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Goodbye Lucky Limeade & Pretty in Pink (FMS86)

Hello Everyone!
Today, I am happy to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  One of my favorite artists, and very good friend, Amy is the host.  I think she came up with a fun sketch!

In the Stampin' UP! world, it's very nearly the end of our current catalog.  It's an exciting time because there's new, fun and wonderful stuff coming, but I still have a few days to bid a fond farewell to some great products.  Say goodbye to Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink.  Not colors I used very often, but I am happy with how this card turned out.

Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade classic ink
Accessories:  Subtles brads, Pretty in Pink stitched grosgrain ribbon
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents framelits, Tasteful trim die

Thanks for stopping by today! 

My Favorite Stamp Set (PP145)

Hello Everyone!

I just keep going back to it.  It's my favorite stamp set.  Blue Ribbon.  Just when I think I won't use it again, I do.  Do you have a stamp set like that?  One that you keep going back too?

I really enjoyed the color challenge from the paper players this week.

I like how my little grad card turned out.  I have nearly 20 grads this year.  Very exciting!  My favorite stamp set and some beautiful colors.  What do you think?

Stamp Set: Blue Ribbon
Card Stock: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Ink
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Rhinestone, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Label Love & Soho Subway, A Match Made for me to LOVE! (FabFri17)

Hello Friends!

The sketch from Fab Friday is so much fun!

I knew immediately that I wanted to try out some new products I just received from my pre-order.  I began with the new Soho Subway designer series paper, and I was immediately in LOVE!  The colors and style of this paper are just 'so me'.  I added a birthday greeting from the new stamp set, Label Love and I think I just might give this card to myself, because tomorrow is my birthday!  What do you think?  Do you see the ampersand?

Stamp Set: Label Love
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway designer series paper
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Artisan Label, Modern Mosaic impressions folder; Very Vintage designer buttons, Early Espresso stitched grosgrain ribbon

I hope you can spot all the new products!  They will be available beginning May 31.

Thanks for stopping by!

Quatrefancy (FMS84)

Hello friends!

I always enjoy playing along with the sketches over at Freshly Made Sketches.

This time, I was excited to use some new products from Stampin UP!  This new stamp set, coordinating paper and impressions folder will be available in the next new catalog.  (Beginning May 31)

I just love it when stamp sets have coordinating punches!  It makes designing so fun and easy!  I know we are going to have a great time designing and sharing projects made with these new products.

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness; Ciao Baby
Paper: Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty series paper
Ink: Pool Party, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Rhinestone basics, Mosaic punch, Modern Mosaic Impressions Folder

What's your favorite new product?  If you're a demonstrator, you might already know!

Thanks for stopping by!

NEW Simply Pressed Clay (MOJO291)

Hello Friends!

I had fun playing along with the sketch from MojoMonday!

I really had a great time experimenting with the NEW Simply Pressed Clay!  This fun new product will be available in the next new Stampin' UP! Catalog.

First, I used Regal Rose ink refill to dye the clay.  Then, I just pressed the clay into the Buttons & Blossoms Mold (also available in the next new catalog.)  I let the clay dry over night, then I used it for the focal point of this fun summery card!  I had fun!  I hope you have fun with the clay too! 

Stamp Set:  NONE!  (what?  so surprising!)
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP (Available May 31), Creped Filter Paper
Accessories:  Simply Pressed Clay & Molds (Available May 31), White Grosgrain Ribbon, Chevron Impressions Folder

Thanks for stopping by!