Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flower For All Seasons

This watering can and cute little frog can be found on one of the stamps in A Flower For All Seasons by Stampin' Up. I'm again using the must-have Sweet Pea Paper Stack with Pumpkin Pie and Always Artichoke cardstock.

This is one of the cards that the ladies at the Beach Senior Center made at their last class and they loved it.

I gotta go now because I need to get ready to be an armchair jock at tonight's winter olympics.

See you soon.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet Pea Paper Stack

I wanted to share a card I made with no stamping. I used a Quickutz die to create my three tier cake with Stampin' Up cardstock colors Taken With Teal, Rose Red and So Saffron. The cake stand and caker topper, although they look black in this photo, are made with foiled silver cardstock. I still need to add some glitter and rhinestones to the cake, but couldn't wait to share the card because I love the way it looks with the Stampin' Up designer paper. Don't you just love the way the paper echoes the circles on the cake? The designer paper is another of the fabulous papers from the Sweet Pea Paper Stack available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Just click on the circular Stampin' Up logo in the right column to order you own paper stack. You won't be sorry!

I will post this card again when I get it finished to my liking and share it with you.

Thanks for visiting again today.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thoughts & Prayers

I really love the new Stampin' Up Sweet Pea Paper Stack. The striped background paper shown here is from that stack and I find myself constantly going to this stack before I start my projects. There are 48 sheets in this stack (2 each of 24 double sided designs). This paper stack is available in the current Occaions Mini Catalog until April 30th and you can purchase this amazing paper by clicking on the circular Stampin' Up logo to the right of this post.

I used Stampin' Write Markers in Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip to color directly to the stamp and then stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. The other two cardstock colors used were So Saffron and Chocolate Chip. This is one of the cards that we will be doing at the Beaches Senior Center on February 18. I hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trendy Trees

Today I am sharing a card made with Stampin' Up's Trendy Tree set. I sponged my background with Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke. The trees were colored with Stampin' Write Markers directly onto the stamp using Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip and then stamped on the sponged background.

Although I used Pumpkin Pie to color part of the tree, I used Apricot Appeal cardstock with Always Artichoke. I did this because when I applied glitter pen to the Pumpkin Pie leaves they lightened up considerably and no longer matched the Pumpkin Pie cardstock. You see, there is no such thing as a mistake in stamping...only another creative opportunity.

Hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks for visiting. See you soon.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Medallion Birthday Greetings

Don't you just love this image! I chose the Medallion stamp to make this beautiful birthday card and it is so simple to do this when using the wonderful products from Stampin' Up.

I covered the stamp in Pretty in Pink ink and used a sponge dauber to add Pixie Pink ink to the edges and center and then stamped on Whisper White cardstock. I then reinked the center of the stamp with Pixie Pink and restamped and punched out the center, inserted a crystal brad and then added to the main image with Stampin' Dimensionals.

You can purchase any of these Stampin' Up products here.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
Here is my final Valentine entry and I'm again using another line of images and sentiment. However, I am using Stampin' Up's beautiful Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper complete with glitter as well as the 5/8" satin ribbon in Real Red.
You can purchase these fabulous Stampin' Up products here.
Thanks for visiting.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sending Love

Although this card uses images & sentiment from another company, I have used Stampin' Up's new Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the 5/8" satin ribbon currently available in the Occasions mini catalog here. I love this designer paper because it is so-o-o pretty and the images are highlighted with glitter.
I've used Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Whisper White Stampin' Up cardstock.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Valentine share with the Stampin' Up set Wandering Words. This is one of the sets that was available in the Holiday mini catalog at the end of last year. Don't you just love the way the the little hearts are fluttering their way out of the mailbox. I used my Stampin' Write Markers and colored directly onto my rubber stamp with Going Gray, Basic Gray, Real Red, Close to Cocoa and Always Artichoke. I love using this technique whenever I can because it brings such life to the solid images.

The 5/8" satin ribbon is new from Stampin' Up and is available in the Occasions Mini and comes in nine scrumptious colors. It is so shiny and gives your card the perfect finishing touch. I used designer paper from my private stash and paired it with Stampin' Up's Real Red and Certainly Celery cardstock.

Please go to my Stampin' Up website to purchase any of these wonderful products.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Vintage Vogue Valentine 2

Sharing a simple Valentine card using the Stampin' Up clear mount set Vintage Vogue. This card uses only the leafy flourish from that set. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Grateful Greetings set that was available in last year's Holiday mini catalog. I'm hoping this greeting set is one of the lucky sets that makes it into the 2010/2011 Stampin' Up catalog. The colors are Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper.

This card was a huge hit in my class at the Jacksonville Beach Senior Center because it was so simple and easy to make.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you soon.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Vintage Vogue Valentine

Today I am sharing a Valentine card that was inspired by one done by my Stampin' Up upline, Lee Conrey. You can see her original creation here.

The flower and border are from the new clear mount Stampin' Up Vintage Vogue set and the sentiment is also from a clear mount set called Well Scripted. These clear mount stamps are so easy to use. Placement is a snap using the acrylic blocks with the easy to grasp edges.

Stampin' Up has really listened to their customers with the release of these clear mounts and blocks.

I used my favorite color from the 2009/2010 In Colors, Rich Razzleberry and paired it with Black and White. I used a black satin ribbon from my stash, but can honestly say it doesn't stand up to the quality of Stampin' Up's new 5/8" satin ribbon.

I appreciate you coming back to visit.