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Friday, April 29, 2011

You Rock, My Friend!

Good Afternoon Stampers!

I'm so glad it's Friday...I'm sure you are too! 

As I promised on Wednesday, and forgot about Playing with colors Thursday...Here is the project that the daughters/girls did at my recent workshop.  Now I want you all to know that I did not design this card.  I saw this awesome card posted on by a member  technique_freak.  When I saw this card I had to make one of my own.  As most of you have seen in my projects, I like to use the Beveled Window Panes to magnify a colored image from a black and white image.   So when I saw this card I had to put my spin on it.  And the above pictures show it.  I hope you like it! 

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Friends Rock
Ink: Early Espresso, Rose Red, So Saffron, and White Gel Pen
Paper: Early Espresso, Rose Red, and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Beveled Window Pane, and String (from the local hobby store) colored Rose Red.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Friends Rock
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper:Early Espresso, Rose Red Textured Paper, and Very Vanilla
Tools: Handheld 1/16" Circle, Scallop Oval Punch, and 1 3/4 X 7/8 Oval Punch
Accessories: Brads, and Velcro

Project recipe:
Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy Textured Paper, Very Vanilla, and Bashful Blue
Tools: Handheld 1/16" Circle, Scallop Oval Punch, and 1 3/4 X 7/8 Oval Punch
Accessories: Brads, and Velcro

When I have a workshop, I like to do a card and a 3D project.  When I saw Frenchie make these little purses...I had to add to it my workshop.  I thought these were perfect for everyone to make The daughters/girls made the Rock'n Purses and the mothers/ladies made the Springtime Purse. (Here is the link to the cards that the mother/ladies made: Mother's Card   When you open them up there you have a nice tasty chap stick or you could put some candy in it.

And last but not least... As a door prize I made this cute Rock'n Corner Bookmark.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Friends Rock
Ink: Early Espresso, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and White Gel Pen
Paper: Early Espresso, Rose Red, and Very Vanilla
Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Punch, and Scallop Trim Border Punch.
Accessories: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed today's long winded post.  I want to thank everyone who had a role in these is greatly appreciated!  There are a lot of talented people out there and they need to be known!!

Have a great weekend of stampin'

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Playing With Color 50

Good Afternoon Stampers,

My posting is a little late then what I wanted to do...but here it is.  I know I said yesterday that I would post they "girls" project today, but I forgot about Playing With Colors.  Todays colors are Cajan Craze, Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake, and my nutural color is Very Vanilla.  When I was first asked to make a card using these colors, I thought they were crazy because I didn't think they went well together.  But after working with them, they DO work well together.

You should hop on over to Chat's blog and Jean's blog to see how they used these colors. 

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Fast and Fabulous and Teeny Tiny Wish
Ink: Cajan Craze and Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Cajan Craze, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Tool: Bo Ho Flower Punch
Accessories: Basic Pearls and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by!

See you tomorrow and have a great day of stamping!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Blossoms Friendly Window Pane

Good Morning Stampers!

I'm getting nervous because my favorite stamp set is going away :( at the end of April. (Not like you couldn't tell it's my favorite, I only have like 10 cards with this stamp set.)  This was from the mother/daughter party that I had last month...the mothers/ladies made this card.  (I will post what the daughters/girls made tomorrow.)  They loved it and enjoyed making it.  Something else that I love about this card is how the beveled window pane can magnify the stamped image. Just adding a color to the image makes it even more elegant. I hope you enjoy it as much as they did.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Easter Blossoms, You're a Gem, and Four Frames
Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, and  Early Espresso
Paper: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, and Very Vanilla
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, and Blender Pen
Accessories: Night of Navy Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Beveled Window Pane, and Silver Cord (retired)

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a great day of stamping!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Birthday In the Yukon

Hello Stampers!

Wow two posts in one day...that never happens. I've been wanting to post this card for a while now.  This was for my DH's (Dedicated Husband) birthday back in January. Not only is it from January, but the stamp set is really old too. I decided to dig deep into my Stampin' Up Collection to see what I could put together with the Yukon Stamp Set...I couldn't even tell you when it came out.  I wish Stampin' Up would come out with more Animals (like this stamp set) and Southwestern stamps.  Being from New Mexico these types of stamp sets are an necessity!!!  I have to say that this card was inspired by my mother-in-law.  She had made a card using sticks surrounding the stamped image.  Instead of sticks, I made the stamped image as if it were on canvas being hung on a rope on a wall.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

Project Recipe:
Stamps Sets: Yukon and It's Your Birthday
Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso, and Bashful Blue
Paper: Early Espresso, Night Of Navy, Very Vanilla and Water Color Paper
Tools: Brayer, Blender Pen and Tombo
Accessories: Hemp Twine and Wire Works...copper color

Thanks for stopping by again!

Thanks Greenhouse Garden

Good morning stampers!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday's back to the grind for me.  Today's post was my monthly swap with my upline and group.  This month's challenge was to make a full 4X4 card.  This is something I don't do, so I had to step outside of my box...This is what I came up with.  (For some reason, my camera cannot pick up the Pear Pizzazz Color, but there is Pear Pizzazz in it, the card itself.) All the flowers are on Very Vanilla Card Stock and the 3D flower is spritzed with the Smooch Spritz Vanilla shimmer. I hope you like it!

Hop on over to Chat's blog and Jean's Blog to see what they are up to today.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden and Tiny Tags
Ink: Concord Crush
Paper: Basic Black, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Tools: 5 Petal Punch, Scallop Square Punch XL, Jewelry Tag Punch, Bo Ho Blossom Punch
Accessories: Vintage Trinkets, Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter Blossoms

Hello Everyone!

Happy Easter (a day late, Sorry!)  I took the day off of everything yesterday...and it was very nice.  Today's post has been inspired by my mother-in-law, I know blue is her favorite color so I went with that. This is the Easter card that I gave her.  I hope that you like it as much as she did!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Easter Blossoms
Ink:Baja Breeze, Timber Brown...Stazon
Paper: Water Color Paper, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulip EF, Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Blender Pen, Smooch, and Sponge.
Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, and Basic Pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Basket

Good Morning Stampers!

Are you ready for Easter? I'm not and it's tomorrow so I have a lot to do today. But I wanted to post my Easter project before I got started.  I made this as a hostess gift along with a hand full of cards.  This was a lot of fun to make.  I used the Big Shot with the Scallop Envelop Bigz Dies to create the box.  And cut the handle to fit the box.  I hope you like it!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Easter Blossoms
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Bigz Dies, Hand Held Punch 1/16" Circle, Scallop Edge Border, label punch, markers, and blender pen.
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Early Espresso (trim colored Pretty in Pink).

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Easter

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chic Treats

Hello Stampers!

Well, there's a little learning curve going on right now.  I am now using a Mac laptop for my postings.  I have had a Mac for a few years now and LOVE it, but I've been using a PC to post my blog.   The PC was my work computer and now my DH has a new Mac, so now I get to the Mac Air.  With all that said, I have no idea how to rotate my picture.  Does anyone know how to do that?

Anyway, these little chic treats were made for my boys preschool class for Easter.    I hope you like them!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  None
Ink: None
Paper: Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso
Tools:  Both Scallop Circle Punches, Two Step Owl Punch, Boho Blossoms XL Punch
Accessories:  Linen Thread and Pretzel bags (I found these at a local hobby store.)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Playing with Color 49

Hello Stampers,

Sorry I've haven't been around for a has been pretty busy lately.  I'm sure most of you know that ...  Today's post is Playing with colors.  I didn't use any special techniques this time.  I hope you enjoy it.

Hop on over to Chat's Blog and Jeans Blog to see how they used today's Playing with Color 49.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Aviary, On Your Birthday, and Silhouette Sentiments
Ink: Regal Rose, Sahara Sand, and Tempting Turquoise
Paper : Whisper White, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand, and Tempting Turquoise
Tools:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Boarder
Accessories: Linen Thread, and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Stampin'

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fast and Fabulous Sympathy

Good afternoon stamper!

TGIF!!!  Well today's post is from the Hostess Stamp Set Fast and Fabulous...which I love but I haven't played with it yet.  I also decided to try out my new Smooch Pearlized Top Coat, not too sure if you can see it but it adds a nice elegant touch.  I painted it on the edges of the butterflies, in the middle of the flowers and around the edge of the label punch.  I also love these colors together.  I hope you like it as much as I do!!!

Hop on over to Chat's blog (Me, My Stamps, and I) and Jean's Blog (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) to see what they are up to!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fast and Fabulous and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Smooch Pearlized Top Coat
Tools: Heat Gun, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Blender Pen
Accessories:  Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hope you have a great day of stampin'

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Playing With Color 47

Good Morning Stampers:

This mornings post is about playing with colors.  I was asked to create a project using Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade and Basic Black colors.  This is what I came up with.  I used my black embossing powder for the Fifth Avenue Stamped Flower on Blushing Bride Paper.  Then I used my blender pen and my Poppy Parade ink pad to create the color on the flower.  The only down fall on this project was the Blushing Bride paper, it did not take to the water from the blender pen very well. But I did it any way...I think it turned out okay, what do you think?
If you like this color combination, stop by Chat's Blog  (Me my Stamps and I) and Jean's Blog (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws)

I want to thank Frenchie for the inspiration!!

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral and You're a Gem
Ink: Classic Poppy Parade and Craft Basic Black
Paper: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, and Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot, Fifth Avenue Floral EF, Oval Punches (the two smaller ones), Scallop Oval Punch, Heat Gun, Black Embossing powder, Blender Pens
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon and Basic Rhinestone

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Hope you have a great day of stamping!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring is in full swing at Stampin’ Up!® with a sneak peek at two brand-new products from the upcoming 2011–2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  Stampin' Up! is giving everyone a chance to purchase these two new products early.  From April 1 - April 30, there are two ways that you can get these 2 great products.  You can spend $20 (before shipping & tax) on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  You can also host a $350 (before shipping & tax) workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!  You can see the products below, or see bigger pictures HERE.

Four Frames Stamp Set
Wood Mount:  Item #123440, $20.95
Clear Mount:  Item #123442, $15.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Item #122367, $9.95

There are now grab bags being offered in my ONLINE STORE.  There is a $5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!), a  $10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!), and a $15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!).  The grab bags are located in the "Clearance Rack" section on my online store.

  • Grab bag orders can only be placed in my Online Store.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags you may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last.
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.

 There are some other new items in the Clearance Rack as well.  They've added designer paper, marker sets, Stampin' Spots, ribbon and much more.  The other items in the Clearance Rack can only be purchased in my ONLINE STORE as well.