Sunday, September 30, 2007
The first card (Yes, a verse CAN be your focal piece!) uses: Stamp Set: It's Your Birthday. Card Stock: Sage Shadow, So Saffron, Really Rust, Night of Navy & Very Vanilla. Ink: Night of Navy. Accessories: Coluzzle, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Crafters Tool Kit for paper piercing, Rich Regal Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, Corner Rounder Punch.
The second card I wanted to be more kid friendly - so I changed up the colors and the focal piece. Stamp Sets: It's Your Birthday, All About You & Rough Edges Mini Alphabet. Card Stock: Glorious Green, Brillliant blue, Summer Sun & Whisper White. Ink: Brilliant Blue and White Craft. Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Coluzzle, 1/16" Hand Punch, Bold Brights Brads.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I found these Fall lovelies on a fellow Sudsoler's site - as you can see by the watermark - they are done by Pam Downs. These cards use the Holiday Collection Mini stamp set True Friend, as well as the Apple Cider Double Sided Designer Series paper in the same mini - and Prints Double Sided Designer Paper in Almost Amethyst. I LOVE Pam's use of the Photo Corners Punch on the "thank You" card. And how about the cool fold on the True Friend card? The half circle with the rectangle focal pice is where this beautiful card opens! You have until November 30th to order these lovelies - but you need to order them NOW so you can make cards like this for Fall andThanksgiving! Contact me today to order your supplies for cards like these.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This year, Stampin' Up! has made it even easier for you to create fabulous projects in no time at all by using our coordinating punches, stamp sets and Designer Series papers. Following is a list of SOME of the Stampin' Up! punches that coordinate with our stamp sets - Enjoy!
Scallop Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Glorious Garlands, Punch Pals, Double-Line Doodles, Wanted
Tag Punches: Perfect Presentation, All About Occasions, Flakey Friends, Punch Pals, Be Happy, Tagger's Dozen, Bundled in Love, Business Boosters
Designer Label Punch: Party Punch, Punch Pals, Labelicious
Round Tab Punch: Party Punch, Office Accoutrement, Totally Tabs
1" Circle Punch: Sending Happy Thoughts kit, Perfect Presentation, Glorious Garlands, The Snowflake Spot, Perennial Favorites, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Create a Coupon, Genuine Articles, Business Boosters, Calendar Cues
1 ¼" and/or 1 3/8" Circle Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Batty For You, Holiday Tag Team, Sparkling Sayings, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Big Flowers, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Think Happy Thoughts, Big Pieces, Seeing Spots, So Happy, Dots Are Hot, Brocade Basics, Labelicious, Genuine Articles, Circle of Friendship, It's All Good, Sporting
½" and/or ¾" Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Holiday Tag Team, Glorious Garlands, Cold Play, Snow Flurries, Merry Merry, Punch Pals, Forever in My Heart, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Sweet Thing, Wanted, Star Struck, Little Flowers, Little Pieces, Please Come, Dot Spot background, Alphabits, Art by Design
1 ¼" and/or 1 3/8" Square Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Forever in My Heart, Sealed With a Kiss, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Tagger's Dozen, Sweet Thing, Office Accoutrement, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Glad Tidings, It's All Good, Art by Design, Sporting, Business Boosters, It's a Date
¾" Square Punch: Punch Pals, Calendar Cues
Large Oval Punch: I did it, many of the word sets
Star Punch: Wanted, Starstruck, Sporting, Wild West Alphabet
5-Petal Flower Punch: In the Spotlight, Be Happy, Priceless, Simply Said, Looks Like Spring, Heartfelt Thanks, Ginormous Flowers, Office Accoutrement
Snow Blossom Punch: In the Spotlight, Simple Snowman, Wondrous Gift, Snowflake Spot, Merry Merry, Snow Flurries, Punch Pals, Snowfall
Spring Flower Bouquet Punch: Looks Like Spring
Three for You Punch: Three Thoughts Simply Sent Kit, Punch Pals, Take Three, Three for You Punch Box
Word Window Punch: So Many Sayings, Block Party, Boatloads of Love, Fun & Fast Notes, Take Three, Everything Baby, Short & Sweet, Happy Everything, Wonderful Favorites, Warm Words, All Holidays, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Amazing to Zany, Fundamental Phrases
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
So - that's my excuse for this past week and a half - anyone buy it?! If that didn't work - how about at least feeling sorry for me that I have to sit back and watch this beautiful weather go by when I could be out enjoying it bike-riding with my son. Please? By the time my ankle gets the okay to resume exercise as such, I just "know" the weather will be much colder and breezier and I won't want to go riding then.
Hey - maybe I'll get some stamping play time?
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Dear Lord, we misunderstand freedom
believing that it is the ability to
do whatever we want.
Help us always to remember that freedom,
true freedom, is being able to do
what we ought to do.
That freedom, true freedom,
is not indulging our every want and whim,
but instead is the ability to
rise above any desires
that are wrong, disordered, dangerous
Give us your Grace always to remember
that true freedom makes us the people
You wish us to be,
that true freedom brings us closer to You,
and reshapes our world
in the likeness of Your Kingdom. Amen.
(Taken from Liturgical Publications Church Bulletin July 2007, Author not stated.)
We pray for the repose of the souls of the faithful departed, and for the comfort and peace of those struggling with their loss. Holy Mary, Queen of Peace and Patron of the United States - Pray for Us.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I am LOVIN" this color combination! Okay - I admit I am loving ALL of the color combinations SU! put together using the 2007/08 In Colors - this one happens to be Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red & Chocolate Chip - with the focal piece stamped on Confetti White. (Contact me if you'd like me to email you this chart - so many outstanding combos I would never have ventured far enough outside my creative box to even visualize, much less actually try! Another great reason to be an SU! Demonstrator - all the resources to expand your creativity.)
What I LOVE about sketches or layouts (whichever you prefer to call them) is their versatility. I designed the card first, and loved how it turned out so much, that I wanted to alter the notebooks to match. I could make scrapbook pages from the same sketch/layout too if I needed to. Remember - you are rarely limited by the size of shape of you project! Find a favorite sketch/layout - and give it a try on another project. I am positive you will be surprise yourself - and you will have expanded your creativity a little more too!
I made these for Marriage Encounter Team friends. The card was for their Deeper Weekend, and the Altered Composition Notebooks (I made a pair of them for their dialoguing) for a gift after their Deeper Weekend. A lighthouses is the main symbol this Weekend. This lighthouse comes from the retired stamp set - Coast to Coast. I also used the Linen Background Stamp, a non-SU! Marriage Encounter symbol stamp, and the word "Enjoy!" comes from another retired stamp set Everyday Expressions. Inks were Classic Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. Accessories included Bordering Blue eyelets, Double Circle Punch (perfect spacing of two eyelets every time!), the 1/16" hand punch and the Crafters Tool Kit (for paper piercing around the top, left corner on the Choclate Chip strip of cardstock.)
Monday, September 03, 2007
Let's get our Halloween juices flowing - especially with the Fall Frenzy Promotion Stampin' UP! is offering with some cute Halloween & Fall sets at 30% off with a $30 order! Contact me or check out http://www.stampinup.com/ for specific Fall Frenzy info (it will be out in my email newsletter too, when I get it done and sent!)
Both of these projects were created using the Booglie Eyes Stamp Set. The card was CASE'd from a Convention Swap that was shared on SUDSOL (no name was given). Also uses All Holidays, Background Basics, Word Window Punch on Glossy White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore & Lovely Lilac Card Stock. Images colored in using the Aquapainter and Stampin' Writes in colors matching the CS, plus YoYo Yellow for the eyes. There is a Booglie Eyes spider stamped inside above the "Happy Halloween". Don't you just LOVE the 'film strip' idea? It's the NEW SU! Spiral Punch! This punch is AWESOME! It has a built-in guide so your punches are perfectly lined up without eyeballing it! I thought it would be fun to put a verse on the inside about "Hope you win an Oscar for your costume this year!" or "Have you met my fiends, Oscar, Tony and Grammy?" What cute sayings can you think of for this adorable design? Post them in the comment section for all to enjoy!
The Popcorn Slider (can use hot chocolate too!) was designed by Tina Moore - it would make a perfect Halloween treat for your school classes, teachers and any other special trick-or-treaters in your life. The holder itself is just a half sheet of card stock! The One Sheet Wonder Technique, and Stampin' Around Wheels are PERFECT for these fast treat holders that work for party favors too!
Book a Halloween Stampin' Party with ME and we'll do projects just like these!