Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Little Blue Bird

Doesn't this Stampin' Up bird punch just make you happy? I know it does me. It's so simple to punch and create cute little birds and I love adding these to my cards.

Today's share is done with Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Old Olive, and Whisper White cardstock and Sweet Pea DP. The sentiment is from Whimsical Words which is a Sale-a-Bration set that you can earn for free with a $50 purchase of any other Stampin' Up product. Please remember that the Sale-a-Bration offer is only running through midnight on March 31st. If you need anything and want to earn this fabulous stamp set for free just give me a call, send me an email or go to my Stampin' Up website by clicking on the button to the right.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Moments Birthday

Here's another birthday card I made using the Stampin' Up Happy Moments Sale-a-Bration set. This little cake is so pretty with all the flower decorations.

Get out your sunglasses because I used all bright colors on this one. Pink Passion, Only Orange & Green Galore cardstock were the colors that screamed out to me. The scrap of DP is the retired Sweet Always. I used Crystal Effects to glue rhinestones into the center of each flower because I've got to have my bling. The Scallop Edge punch adds a little extra interest.

Hope you enjoy my bright entry for today. See you soon.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vintage Vogue Flowering Vine

Last week we had our team downline meeting and we made swaps using any current product. I used the flower stamps from Vintage Vogue, stamped in Cameo Coral and cut them out. I also used Certainly Celery leaves punched from the Little Leaves Sizzix die. Gotta love that die! The cardstock is Cameo Coral and the Designer Paper is Certainly Celery. I added rhinestones to the center of each flower to add some zing. The only difference between this card (my original) and my swap is the bow in the upper right corner. I actually thought the card looked better without it. What do you think?

See you again soon.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paper Carnation

Here is my version of the Scallop Circle punch flower. I used some old Apricot Appeal DP from my stash to make my flower. I punched out 8 scalloped circles, placed a small hole in the center of each, crushed each in my hands to break down the fibers in the paper and then straightened them back out and inserted a brad to hold them together. I then straightened the petals back out and shaped them into the flower image you see here. This was a very simple process and makes, I think, a beautiful 3D flower.

I completed the card with Apricot Appeal cardstock, Old Olive leaves punched with the Stampin' Up Little Leaves Sizzix and Whisper White cardstock embossed with a Cuddlebug folder. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Hope you enjoy my share for today. Thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birthday Bliss

I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. I had wanted to use this retired Sweet Always Designer Paper and decided to make another birthday card which I never to seem to have enough of. The cardstock colors used were Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose.

Don't you just love this sentiment from Birthday Bliss? I think I'm partial to it because The Wizard of Oz (Lions & Tigers & Bears Oh My!) is one of my all time favorite movies. I can remember watching it on television as a child. It was an event that happened only once a year when one of the networks would set aside a whole evening to show this movie. My brother, sister and I would sit spellbound during the show and then my poor parents would spend the next several weeks listening to our recreation of the movie's most memorable scenes, songs included. Oh the memories!

I hope you like the card share for today. Thanks for coming back to visit.

Flowers For You

This sweet image is from another stamp company, but I just loved the look of the silhouettes and had to share.
I used the Stampin' Up Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner to make my focal point mat as well as the sentiment strip.
I hope you enjoy my card even though it is not strictly Stampin' Up product.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sweet Pea flowers

A quick share of an even quicker card. I used a piece of the Sweet Pea DP from Stampin' Up and paired it with Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss and Rose Red cardstock. I added a flower and leaves from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt to spice it up a little and topped it all off with some rhinestone bling.
Simple, quick and sparkly. Who could ask for more?
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Three Tier Cake Take Two

As promised I wanted to post the revised birthday cake card that was posted here at the end of February. I added some rhinestone embellishments to give the cake a little more character. I also tried to get the silver foil paper to show up a little better than the previous post. It looks a little shinier to me but I'm sure a better photographer could improve it. Oh well, I did my best. Hope you enjoy it anyway!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bashful Blue Bird

Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by one posted by Lee Conrey. I used the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch 117191 and the Solid Stripes stamp 115707 from Stampin' Up available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Sorry to say that the flowers were done with another Stampin' Up punch which is no longer available.

Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink are the cardstock colors used.

I also used pearls from the Pretties Kit to complete my flowers and I really like the look. I hope you enjoy it too!

See you soon

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yummy Bunny

I just love, love, love this Stampin' Up Chocolate Bunny. Reminds me of all those Easters in the past when the ears were always the first thing to go from my Easter Basket. Sure wish the Easter Bunny would visit me this year with a yummy bunny, but I guess I will have to settle for my paper creation instead.

I stamped the bunny with versamark onto Close to Cocoa cardstock and then clear embossed and cut him out. I made the lavender lace and certainly celery plaid paper using the Stampin' Up Solid Stripe stamp. The Chocolate Bunny 116980 and Solid Stripe 115707 are both available in the Occasions Mini Catalog and will be available until April 30th.

I also used the Scallop Trim Corner 118870 from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and Scallop Trim Border 118402 from the Sale-a-Bration catalog (which you can earn as a free selection with a purchase of $50 in Stampin' Up product), Word Window punch 105090, Modern Label punch 116630 and Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370.

Thanks for coming back to visit.