Sunday, January 31, 2010

Starring You

I love this set and I love this card! Its based ona card I saw online, but sadly don't remember who the original artist was... I changed the images to use the Staring You stamp set. This is one of the free sets you can get during Sale A Bration. You can see it on page 173 of the main catalog.

Paper and Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, DSP from Sweet Pea stack
Stamps: Staring You
Ribbon: Polkadot Grosgrain Ribbon
Punches: 1 1/4 circle, 1 3/8 circle

So you have now seen all my new birthday cards. Which 3 or 4 are your favorite. Leave ma comment and let know which you think would be perfect for my Hosetss Club next week...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lots of Bots

I have wanted this set since I first saw it in the new catalog last summer. I finally got it, just for this Club meeting. This card is a straight lift from one amazing SU lady named Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty. I love everything she does and get so much inspiration from her!

Paper and Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Punches: Modern Label, small oval
Ribbon: Basic Black grosgrain

Friday, January 29, 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes

This is a really fun set and I get to use my blender pens, which always makes me feel so artsy!

This is just a gift tag. I am trying to get away from my pink and red obsession... Brought in a little Brilliant Blue and Real Red. I used the fun tab punch and a little gingham ribbon. WOuldn't that be cute attached to a gift? It could be for a boy or a girl, couldn't it?

This is definatly a girl card. It also uses the blender pens on the cupcake image and the rolled image (Cupcakes). The colors on this card include Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive. It also includes the always fun and oh so messy Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I think its still in my hair and eyelashes...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Something Sweet

Still working on birthday cards... I like color combo here. Pumpkin Pie and Takin with Teal. The cute dotted paper is from the DSP Stack called Sweet Pea. Its really cute and full of some great designs. I also used the new Pinking Hearts Boarder Punch from the new mini catalog. Its so cute and tiny.

Still trying to get used to my clear mount stamps. I will say that the SU clear blocks make a HUGE difference. I was trying to use what I had at first and it was so messy. So, once I got the clear blocks, I was happier with them. They are just like the wood blocks, just acrylic. And, they stamps do stcik. They were not sticking well for me with the other blocks. But, I think I am going to be a traditionalist and stick with the wood mount. They just feel better to me...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On A Pedestal

This month's Hostess Club's Hostess has requested Birday Cards. I have been playing with all my birthday tsmps trying to find just the right cards. This set is called On A Pedestal and its really giving me a hard time!

I think this one is my favorite. Its the combo Green Galore, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I embossed the Melon Mambo using one of SUs embossing plates and then used the new Scallop Border Punch for the Sale A Bration flyer. I really like this combo...

This cutie card is a straight lift from someone over at Splitcoast. I like it... but we just did a card in this color combo, so I am thinking its too similar. Using the same tools as above, but Real Red and Kraft in place of the other colors.
So which is your favorite? I will be posting some other cards I am thinking about using in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Caution: Little Girls at work!!!

We had two birthday parties this weekend, so I pulled out my Build a Bear stamp set and let Ellie, my 7 year old, go to work. Of course, Emma, who is 2, was not about to be left out!

You can see in this picture that Emma didn't really get the idea of stamping one time to get a clear image. She POUNDED on the paper with the stamp. It took everything in me not to rip my precious SU stamps out of her hand!!!
But, she had fun and felt like she was creating, so thats all that matters, right?

Ellie on the other hand is a true artist. She took her time stamping and coloring with her new colored pencils.

I forgot to take a picture of the final cards, but you can see here how good the images look, even when little girls are making them!

Stamp Set; Beary Good Friends
Pencils: Crayola

Monday, January 25, 2010

PPA # 26-Candy Holder

I love folding paper to create something new. I am just amazed at the things other talented ladies online come up with. This candy holder comes from Flowerbug's Inkspot again. ( I love her blog!) It was perfect for this week's challenge at Paper Pal Arts; Anything but a card.

Paper: Green Galore
Ink: Melon Mambo (My very favorite color!)
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Accesories: Heart to Heart Punch, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, white grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Things I Love...

I saw this card over at Flowerbug's Inkspot and fell in love! Its like a view master, the wheel turns to show different things in the window.

Things I Love is a set you can get for free during SU's Sale A Bration sale event. The wheel turns to show the other stamps in the set; Shopping, Chocolate, And most of all You... I just LOVE this card! For all the specifics, check out the original post here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Aunt Nenny

Here is a scraplift I did a couple of weeks ago. I don't know who the orignal artist was, sorry... But, its of my sister in law. My girls adore her and she deserved a page devoted just to her!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ribbon, ribbon, EVERYWHERE!

The Satin Ribbon has arrived and its everywhere!
I took me a while, but I got it all cut and packaged! If you signed up for the ribbon share, it is on the way! If you would still like to join, I have two spots worth of ribbon left! Its $10.

I also wanted to show off my ribbon keeper Hubby made. Its a piece of wood with some holes drilled in and a few short dowels stuck in. It works like a charm!
I love ribbon! Alot.... LOL!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Robin Egg Blue...

A good friend of mine just got engaged and she asked me to make come cards for her. She wanted to send a card to each of her friends asking them to be Bridesmaides. The two things she wanted were "Robin Egg Blue" and a nest. I searched the internet and really couldn't find something I was looking for. So, I just started playing and this is what I came up with .
I embossed the base using my Big Shot and an embossing plate. I used the birds nest stamp from "Nature's Nest" stamp set. The color I found came closest to her description was Temting Turquoise." I used the ink and a blender pen to color the eggs. I also used my color spritzer to add the speckles. I distressed the edges and then wrapped it with twine. I layered over a piece of Kraft paper that had been stamped with the feather from the same set. I used Close to Cocoa, but stamped off before stamping it so it would be muted.
I hope she likes it!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

PPA #25

This week's challenge at Paper Pal Arts is an inspiration challenge. I photo of a ymmy chocolate inspired my card!

Stamp: On a Pedestal, Teen Tiny Wishes
Ribbon: SU Satin
PP: Chocolate Chip DSP
Colors: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Kraft, Whisper White
Other:Crystal Effects

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ribbon Share- Last Call!

I am ordering ribbon tonight and I have a few spots left. Click HERE for more details.

For those that have commited, here is where you can pay!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Love Paper Bag Album

A friend of mine has requested a mini album for the workshop at her house in February. I have to admit I am a little intimidated because she is an art teacher and is inviting her art friends! Yikes! But, I came up with something I am proud of and think they will like!

I had to include some blender pens for them because those artsy people will know how to do all that shading that I am so not good at! I love this little truck, but never like the way I color him. Can't wait to see what they come up with!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

PPA Challenge #24

I love sketches! i use them all the time when I scrapbook! Its like a little map for your paper! This week at Paper Pal Arts, the challenge was this sketch, by Margaret Moody:

And here is my attempt
I used the new Something Sweet set. I just love those gumballs! I also used new DSP called Sending Love Specialty. Both are now available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
**Satin Ribbon Share is almost full. I have a couple of spots left. Click here for details. Email me soon if you want in!**

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hostess Club Sneak Peek

Whats in store this week for my Hostess Club?? All things Valentines! Featuring several Valentine stamp sets, including the brand new cling mount set called I {Heart} Hearts. Full photos will come later this week!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sale-A-Bration Time and new Mini Catalog!

Its here! Well, the online version is. And you can order from it starting Tuesday, January5. Click on it to see the fun goodies inside!
And, Sale A Bration is here too, staring Tuesday. For every $50 you spend, you get to choose something from this mini catalog for free. Also this year, that free offer is extended to some sets from the main catalog too! Also, there are free sets available to hostess as well. If you've wanted to host a stamping lesson for your friends, now is a great time! Let me know if your interested in earning lots of free goodies!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2009 was a great one for me and am looking forward to 2010!

I rung in the new year in my scrapbook room. It was wonderful! It was cozy and warm and I watched Julie and Julia on my new laptop. It was so good, I had a hard time focusing on my pages!

These two are from this Christmas. Like I said before, I hate scrapping Christmas in July, so I jumped ahead in the 6 inch stack of photos on my desk to do these now. It feels great to get them done!
This one is a scraplift of my online friend, and fellow demo, Shanna. I found it in my file and recognized her son, so I know its hers! If you ever need a sketch, check her blog out! I love her sketches!
This one was s lift off of two peas, but I didn't take not of who it was! Sorry!
Don't forget to let me know if your interested in the ribbon share or Valentine class!