Monday, August 27, 2007
My first ever Back to School teacher gifts! I have seen so many of these altered clipboards but never took the jump into trying to make one. The Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kits made it SUPER EASY! Add in a bottle of ModPodge and I'm on my way. Both these clipboards were made from the same Primary Colors Simply Scrappin' Kits.
ALL the Simply Scrappin' Kits were revamped for this latest catalog and idea book - the Fall/Winter Collection 2007. Aside from the usual 12 x 12 size and the 6 sheets (2 each of 3 designs) of Self-Adhesive Cardstock Cut-outs - they now have TEXTURED CARDSTOCK and DOUBLE SIDED Designer Papers! Woohoo! The possibilities are endless with these fab Kits - and the value can't be beat at $19.95. Check them out in your catalog (don't have one?! Contact me today to get yours!) or online at http://www.stampinup.com/
Monday, August 20, 2007
Stampin' Chats are FREE get togethers. We each bring our own stamping and scrapbooking projects to work on, have fun sharing ideas, snacks (and sometimes some yummy wine!) and just plain chatting! It's at a local pizza place - so you can order your dinner right there. You are always welcoem to pre-order supplies, or place an order that night - but ordering is not necessary. Interested? Contact me for more information.
All Stampin' Chats are on Friday evenings, beginning around 5:oopm
It is a wonderful night out - Hope to see you there!
The newest fast, easy and fun stamp set for whipping out simple and cute cards - Fun & Fast Notes! It's perfect for watercoloring using whatever technique you prefer. (Want to learn the different watercoloring techniques? Book and event with me and we'll get started watercoloring!!)
Stamped by: Mary Rowlette. Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes. CS: Bashful Blue regular and textured, Certainly Celery & Watercolor Paper. Ink: Black StazOn. Access: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Aquapainter.
The Newest In colors are so lovely - especially Soft Sky which doesn't want to scan for me! you can see it in the cardstock color, but the ink appears invisible on my scan. If you haven't worked with this color yet - you must try it! It really is lovely! LOVE the Stampin' up! Circle Punchs and Word Window Punch for making the Spinner Card! (What's a spinner card? Book an event with me and we'll make one!)
Stamped by: Jennifer McDonald. Stamp Sets: In the Spotlight, All Holidays. CS: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegrante & Whisper White. Ink: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate & Summer Sun. Access: !/14" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
This special fold design was stamped by MaryAnn Pippen. Stamp set used is Heartfelt Thanks. CS: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Prints DS Paper in Certainly Celery. Ink: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black & Certainly Celery. Access: Mini Glue Dot with Microbeads, Celery, narrow organdy ribbon (retired).
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Birthdays are the Best Card: Stamped by Peggy Cook. Stamp Set: Pick a Petal & It's Your Birthday. CS: Bold Brights Family - Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Pixie Pink & Glossy White. Ink: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac & Basic Black. Access: Godl Brads, 1/16" Hand Punch, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Write Basic Black.
Flower Garden Card: Stamped by Diane Harman. Stamp Set: Just Like You. CS: Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White. Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie. Access: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Circle Fire Rhinestones Brads, Mini-Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals & Crafters Tool Kit for paper piercing.
Garden Whimsy Card: Stamped byJuli Smith (Me!). Inspired by Fall/Winter Collection pg. 32. Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy. CS: Night of Navy, Rose Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy & Whisper White. Ink: Rose Red & So Saffron. Access: Stampin' Write in Rose Red, Scallop Punch, 1/16" Hand Punch, Crafters Tool Kit for paper piercing, 1/4" Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Double Circle Punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals.
Colorful Birthday: Stamped by Sue Selfridge. Stamp Set: Outlined for Fun & In My Thoughts (inside). CS: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Real Red, Only Orange, YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, Taken with Teal & Elegant Eggplant. Ink: Versamark. Access: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Black Embossing Powder.
Wild About You Card: Stamped by Diane White. Stamp Set: Wild About You. CS: Rose Red, Regal Red, So Saffron, Prints DS Designer Paper in Rose Red. Ink: Garden Green & Taken with Teal Classic Ink.
Happiness Card: Stamped by Teri Klawitter. Stamp Set: Word on Word (Host Set), Petals Jumbo Wheel. Card Stock: Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant. Ink: Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink. Access: Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Rich Regal Brads, 1/4" Square Punch & 1/16" Hand Punch.
Baroque Motifs Card: Stamped by Tammy Fite. Stamps: Baroque Motif. CS: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White & Brushed Silver. Ink: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst & Versamark. Access: Scallop Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Sterling Silver Embossing Powder.
We have been involved with Worldwide Marriage Encounter for 8+ years, making our first Weekend in February 1999. The Weekend gifted us as a couple in so many ways - and still continues to do so today. One of the many blessings has been our local M.E. Community - being surrounded with so many couples who value God, marriage and family has been invaluable for us. We made a second Weekend this past February, and were asked to become presenting team for future Weekends. We said - YES! And have been on a new adventure ever since!! We highly recommend the Marriage Encounter Weekend to everyone - it is the best gift you can give yourselves, your marriage and your family. You will find the information you need at http://www.wwme.org/ or feel free to contact us and we'll help find the info you need. ENJOY!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Butterfly Card: Stamped By Juli Smith. In Color Combo: Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky & River Rock. Stamps: Garden Whimsy. I got this layout directly from the Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Collection p. 108. Absolutely LOVE the In Color Double-Stitched Ribbon. I used the 1 3/8" Square Punch to punch out the butterflies. Tip: stamp first, punch second - makes it so much easier to line up the punch with the image. Second tip - hold most punches upside down so you can see where you are punching. This design is fast, easy and quite lovely - IMHO. Thanks SU! designers! :) The Soft Sky butterfly doesn't show up well on my scan - but it is very nice in person.
Masculine Birthday #1: Stamped by Juli Smith. In Color Combo: River rock, Mellow Moss, Basic Gray & Ruby Red. Stamps: Close as a Memory, Sincere Salutations, Rough Edges Jumbo Wheel. Access: Crafters Tool Kit for paper piercing on the Basic Gray along the Ruby Red edge, Ticket Corner Punch, Designer Label Punch, Slot Punch and Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (NEW!), Clear Embossing Powder (the flowers).
Masculine Birthday #2: Stamped by Juli Smith. In Color Combo: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Blue Bayou & Chocolate Chip. Recipe same as above - only I used the River Rock Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon instead. I had what I thought was an extra flower focal piece laying around, counted my swaps, had enough, so picked another combo to try. I found the other swap all done except for it's focal piece later! Poor card - all done up with no focal piece to complete it!! Heehee
Hippo Card: Stamped by Carrie Srail. In Color Combo: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip & Soft Sky. Stamps: Zoofari and See You Around Jumbo Wheel. Access: Wide Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelets, Cropadile, Aquapainter. Dont' think you can see the TEXTURED Card Stock she used (Certainly Celery) in this scan. The New Textured Card Stock is very FUN! almost everything she use din the design of this card is NEW this Fall/Winter Collection Idea Book & Catalog - from card stock to accessories! And how about the Long Note size for another fresh change up? The Long Note size isn't new this year, but if you haven't tried it yet - it really freshens up your style. Envelopes are available for this size, and a larger long note too. Too cute!
Flower/Vase Card: Stamped by: Jean Warren. She didn't use an In Color Combo as specified in the swap guidelines - but it is a quick and lovely design. So I am sharing it anyway! Stamps: Vases in Vogue (Host Set).
Friends Latch Card: Stamped by Mari Leininger. In Color Combo:Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky & Kraft. Stamps: Year After Year, Taggers Dozen & Curvy Verses. Access: Word Window Punch, Bashful Blue Brads, On Board Chipboard Tags, Crimper & Dimensionals. She brouhgt in the Soft Sky by using the Prints Double-Sided Designer Paper to cover the Chipboard Tag.
Cherish Card: Stamped by Melisa Olsen. In Color Combo: She saw Combos pairing the Soft Sky with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip (in separate combos) and went with that, slightly deviating from swap guidelines. The results are beautiful though! Stamps: Baroque Motifs. Love that swirl image from the Baroque Motifs stamp set. Here, Melisa used a tone on tone effect by using the Versamark Ink Pad. A slightly darker tone on tone can be achieved by using the matching Classic Ink pad.
Warm Wishes Tent Topper Card: Stamped by Laura Pertot. In Color Combo: Soft Sky, Taken with Teal, Lavendar Lace & Old Olive. Stamps: Year After Year and Hugs & Wishes. She brought the lavendar lace color in by using Flowers For You Double-sided Designer Paper. The In Color Double-Stitched Grosgrain is quickly becoming my favorite ribbon! Although - did you notice that sexy basic gray taffeta ribbon in the above samples? Elegant is all I can say about our new taffeta ribbons!