Thursday, July 26, 2007

Family Pic - Christmas 2006

Had to put this here - so I could get it in the picture spot on the left side of the blog page! Should have a newer one soon.

Noah's Birthday Invitation

Noah asked for a soccer party for his birthday this year - YAY! Something easy! heehee - Okay, okay, so last year the Pirate Party was MY IDEA - who could resist that Ahoy Matey Set & the matching Matey's Map Jumbo Wheel? Obviously not me! This fun invitation uses all retired Stampin' up! sets and embellishments. Yellow is currently his favorite color - and he chose the blue as the complementing color. I love the tone-on-tone on the Summer Sun. It breaks up the brightness just enough, while adding a fun "Party" background image perfect for this occasion. Stamp Sets: All Year Cheer and Sporting Goods, Party Wheel. CS: Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun & Whisper White. Ink: Summer Sun & Brilliant Blue. Access: Crimper, 1/8" Hand Punch, Crafters Tool Kit Star Eyelets.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Bridal Shower Invitation

This design was inspired by a demo friend's shoe box card. I changed up the colors and "made it my own" in other small ways. This is for my niece's wedding shower. Stamps: Blooming with Happiness (retired Host set); Print Pattern Background (tone on tone under focal piece); CS: Groovy Guava (2007/08 In Color), Really rust, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White; Ink: Versamark, StazOn Black, Groovy Guava Classic Pad & Really Rust Classic Pad; Access: Aquapainter (for watercoloring teh dress flowers), 1 1/4" Circle Punch, NEW 1" Circle Punch, NEW Groovy Guava Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Circle Punch (for ribbon holes), Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool & Dimensionals.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Stamp Camp Projects

I went to demo friend tina Moore's Stamp Camp this evening and HAD to share her FABULOUS cards. AS with me, she finds much inspiration from other's designs and then always has to "make it her own" rather than pure CASE'ing (Copy And Share Everything). I did it too - to the Taggers Dozen card, adding the tone on tone flowers to the Cameo coral main layer)

Happy Everything Card: Stamps - Pick a Petal, Happy Everything & Itty Bitty Backgrounds; CS - Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black & Whisper White; Ink - Classic Pads in Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green and Green Galore; Access - Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Aquapainter (for watercoloring from the ink pads), 3/4" Circle Punch & Dimensionals.

Sparkle & Giggle Card: Stamps - Warm Words, Paisley & Polka Dots & Canvas Background; CS: Garden Gree, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red & Kraft; Ink - Classic Ink in Garden Green, Basic Black & Rose Red and Versamark; Access - Earth Elements Brads, 1/4" More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Natural Hemp, Aquapainter (for watercoloring focal piece flowers from an ink pad), 1/8: hand punch (for anchoring ribbon)

Taggers Dozen Card: Stamps - Taggers Dozen, Everyday Flexible Phrases; CS - Camoe Coral, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal and confetti White; Ink - Classic Pads in Cameo Coral, Taken with Teal, Apricot Appeal and Basic Brown; Access - Apricot Appeal 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, 1/16" hand punch, staples

Congratulations Card: Stamps - Little Pieces, Big Pieces, Hugs & Wishes; CS - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue & Elegant Eggplant; Ink - Classic Pads in elegant Eggplant, Bordering Blue, CErtainly Celery; Access - Rich Regal Eyelets, 1/8" & 1/16" hand punches, Rich Regal Brads, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals & paper clip

July Workshop Projects

Below - you'll see the three make-n-take projects done at one of my July workshops - Birthday Froggy, Miss you File Folder and Heartfelt Thanks. I featured a couple of the NEW In Colors, punches and NEW double-sided deisgner paper. Book YOUR workshop or stamp camp to do these or other great projects and get the NEW Fall and Winter Collection catalog and idea book FREE as well as FREE merchandise! Contact me TODAY.

Birthday Froggy Card

Isn't this ADORABLE?! It was love at first sight when I first saw this completely punched froggy on a card by Lynne Campbell. This card showcases the simple inspiration a frog can give - now to be able to kiss the frog and have it turn into my Stampin' Up! Prince with an endless pocketbook!
Stamps:Petals Jumbo Wheel, Hugs & Wishes, Curvy Verses (inside)
CS: gable green, wild wasabi, basic black, whisper white
Ink: gable green, wild wasabi; Stampin' Write in basic black
Access: Punches: large oval, small oval, slot, 1 3/8" circle, 1/2" & 1/4" circle and 1/8" & 1/16" hand punches

Miss You File Folder Card

This card showcases the Round Tab Punch & the Tag Corner Punch and NEW double-sided designer paper Prints in So Saffron. Also the Crafters Tool Kit for the paper piercing that adds texture to the design.
Stamps: Everyday Flexible Phrases, In My Thoughts (Miss You stamp on the inside)
CS: chocolate chip, confetti cream, Prints in so saffron
Ink: chocolate chip, so saffron
Access: round tab punch; tag corner punch; crafters tool kit (paper piercer and mats); 1/16" hand punch; Hodgepodge brads in antique brass; sponge

Heartfelt Thanks

This design sports one of the NEW In Colors - Purely Pomegranate, as well as a NEW Double-Sided Designer Paper - Prints in Rose Red.
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, In My Thoughts (inside)
CS: purely pomegranate, night of navy, very vanilla, Prints in rose red
Ink: purely pomegranate, night of navy; Stampin' Write in always artichoke
Access: night of navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, July 12, 2007


This adorable BBQ Apron was done by Sylvia M. as an invitation to her workshop this month. She used Aida Cloth Background Stamp and the now retired Brushstroke Alphabet Stamp Set. Cardstock used: whisper white, basic black, rose red. Ink: real red. Accessories: black gingham ribbon and rich regals buttons. I LOVE everyone's creativity! And then there's the Goodies! Wonderful ideas for using up scraps - especially of the most lovely double-sided designer papers. There's a placecard, a napkin ring and the goodie bag itself is also stamped. Thanks - Sylvia!