Sunday, July 25, 2010

Friends Never Fade

Todays card share uses one of the flowers from the Friends Never Fade stamp set. The sentiment is from Fresh Cuts.

I finally broke open the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack and absolutely love it. It makes me so happy that I can now have a polka dot paper in every one of the Stampin' Up colors. There are stripes too and many more fabulous tone-on-tone choices. I'm a happy girl and plan on ordering one of these paper stacks in every collection. I'm my own best customer. LOL!

This is another one of the cards we made in my class yesterday at Cha Cha's. The attendees all had a good time making their cards and we had a delicious lunch. I plan on making this a monthly event and hope you can all come and make cards with us too.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you soon.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vintage Vogue Collage

I wanted to make a collage type card and reached for Vintage Vogue. For the background of my collage I wanted a very light pattern so I used Crumb Cake ink, stamped off once and then stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock. Although the picture is much too light, the actual card background turned out exactly the way I wanted it. I then stamped the flower in Melon Mambo and the leaf in Old Olive. Hovering over the card is the All A Flutter butterfly colored with an Aqua Painter and ink refills. The ribbon is the retired Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain and I'm really glad I stocked up on this.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Class Teaser

Hi Everyone
I wanted to share a sneak peak at one of the cards we will be making during the card class at Cha Cha's this coming Saturday, July 24 at 10 AM.
This card uses the stamp sets Friends Never Fade and one of the sentiments from Tiny Tags. I've used the Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper along with the yummy new cardstock colors Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight and threw in a little Pumpkin Pie too. Instead of a ribbon I used linen thread on this card, which is something I rarely do, and I think I like it. I'll have to try this thread more often.
I hope you enjoy the card and want to make one for yourself. If so, come on out to Cha Cha's Mexican Restaurant in Jacksonville this Saturday. Hope to see you there.
Thanks for stopping back to visit.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

A quick and easy card share today. I used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set, Marina Mist and Melon Mambo cardstock. I honestly can't remember where the sentiment came from. That's what I get for having too many stamp sets and not writing down the details when I am making the cards.

I teach stamping classes on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Beach Senior Center. The ladies there have been trying to talk me into doing an extra class this month since there are five Thursdays in the month of July. Sorry ladies, but there will be no extra class day this month, but if you behave yourselves (yes, I know it is going to be difficult) we will be making this card as a bonus at our class today.

I'll see you at 10:00 AM. Be ready to get inky.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Elements of Style Toile

This card is a total CASE from Lee Conrey. I saw her card and totally fell in love with it.
I changed the cardstock colors from her black and white to Very Vanilla and Early Espresso and used the new 1/8" Early Espresso ribbon. Other than that the idea is all Lee. Thanks Lee!!!!
Gotta run now.
Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Roses For You

This set from the Summer mini catalog called Elements of Style is so pretty. The set also contains a hummingbird, a pretty flourish and two sentiments. If you would like to order this set for yourself, just click on my Stampin' Up website button to the right.
I used Stampin' Write Markers in Melon Mambo and Old Olive to color in my roses. These flowers remind me of the wild roses that bloomed in the backyard of my childhood home. I used the reverse side of the Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon because I didn't think these roses set the right tone for polka dots. That's just my opinion, but I'm stickin' to it. LOL!
Thanks so much for coming back to visit again today.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fun Folds

This card uses all retired product, but I was so happy with how it turned out that I wanted to share. I used a vanilla cardstock base with Nouveau Chic DP, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow (I'm going to really miss this color) and Basic Gray cardstock. The sentiment is from Well Scripted that was available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The flower and leaves are made with the Little Leaves Sizzlit and the Daisies #2 Sizzix Bigz Die and the center is done with a Build-a-Brad.
If you would like the dimensions on this card, just leave me a comment or drop me an email.
See you again soon.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beautiful Hydrangea

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted. The month of June was so busy. I spent the better part of the month preparing for a huge Stampin' Up event that I was a part of. We held a benefit for the Pace School for Girls here in Jacksonville. The benefit was held at the Sandollar Restaurant which sits on the St. Johns River near the ferry landing. The event was a huge success with over $650 raised. We are using these funds to purchase Stampin' Up product and create a stamping corner at the school.

Today's card uses the new Hostess Level I set called Because I Care. I just love this image. It brings back memories of the beautiful hydrangeas that bloomed all summer in my grandma's front yard. I used the new Marina Mist cardstock and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I colored my image using Marina Mist & Old Olive inks and an Aqua Painter.

Thanks for coming back to visit.