Sunday, March 30, 2008

A little Spring in my step

What a beautiful day today was! It was still a little chilly, but very sunny and spring-like. My husband and i did a little planting and other outdoor type things this afternoon, and it left me in a very fresh and perky mood. So that meant i had to create something fresh and perky in my stamp room tonight, right? Well, here ya go.

Now if that's not fresh and perky, i don't know what is! Here's hoping you have a little spring in your step these days, too.

Stamp set: Enjoy Every Moment
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana
Tools: Bone Folder
Adhesive: Tape Runner, 2-Way Glue Pen
Other: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Black Gingham ribbon

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter, everyone!

Sets: Time Well Spent, God's Blessings
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Pale Plum
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Perfect Plum
Tools: Tag corner punch
Adhesive: Tape runner, Stampin' Dimensionals
Other: Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon, Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Free Wheelin'

Wow! Stampin' Up! has a great special going on! From March 18-April 30, if you buy one of the featured stamp sets, you get the coordinating jumbo wheel FREE (an $8.50 value)! This is an excellent deal.

The stamp sets (with the free jumbo wheel for each listed in parentheses) are:

Wonderful You (Stems and Silhouettes)
Life's a Breeze (Something Fishy)
Pun Fun (Sweet Stars)
Year After Year (See You Around)
Stitched Exotics (It's Beautiful)
Enjoy Every Moment (Daisy Dash)

For more information, contact me via email or phone!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Elegant Earth Elements

My friend Michele and her fiance came over the other night to design their wedding invitation. We had dinner together, and then had some creative collaboration time! I absolutely LOVE the color combination they decided on (they're having a fall wedding), and i think the invite came out gorgeous. After we finished, we of course celebrated with a little ice cream (any celebration is always better with ice cream, if you ask me)!

Here's our finished product (pre-text, of course):

This invite uses the following:
Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Really Rust, and Very Vanilla
Inks: Old Olive, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1/16" hole punch
Adhesives: Tape Runner, Dimensionals
Other: Vintage Brad

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Last chance - Sale-a-bration ends TOMORROW!!

Well, it's your last chance to get the FREE (with a $50 purchase) Sale-a-bration sets. This, the biggest sale of the year, ends tomorrow. So be sure to contact me ASAP if you've been putting it off! These sets all come die-cut, so you can be stamping with them in no time flat. Click here to download the SAB flyer.
The above card was made with 2 SAB sets, Birthday Whimsy and So Many Scallops. Here are the other ingredients:
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Prints in Certainly Celery
Ink: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate
Tools: 1", 1 1/4", and 1 3/8" circle punches, bone folder (of course)
Adhesive: Tape runner, Dimensionals

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Pretty in Pink...and brown

On Monday night, we had a downline meeting. We swapped cards (which i'll show-and-tell another time) and made a 6x6 scrapbook page, designed by Claire. Today i had the chance to put a picture onto the page we made, and i just couldn't wait to share it! (since i hardly ever scrapbook, this is very exciting!) Anyway, here it is:

My scanner really doesn't do these colors justice, but i haven't had much luck with taking photos of my projects either so it'll have to do. Here's what we used for this page:

Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White cardstock
Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series Paper
Chipboard pieces
Sanding blocks
Hodgepodge Hardware (silver)
Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
SNAIL Tape runner, Anywhere Glue Stick, & glue dots

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Clubbing once again

Last weekend my current club met to do some stamping together. A few couldn't make it (we missed you, Becky & Ro!) but the rest of the club and some other friends had a great time together. Thanks for hosting, Judi!

Here are the two cards everyone made. Or, should i say, here are my original designs for the make-and-takes. Thanks to coordinating colors and double-sided Designer Series Paper, each person's "many thanks" card came out completely different. Love that!

Both of these cards were made using stamp sets which you can get for FREE right now during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration. In fact, you can only get them for a few more days - the sale ends on Monday, and then these sets will be gone forever! If you'd like to take advantage of the best Stampin' Up! sale of the year, be sure to contact me right away.

Many Thanks:
Stamp set: Lots of Thoughts (SAB)
Cardstock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Designer Series Paper: Cutie Pie
Ink: Basic Black
Tools: 1 3/8" circle punch
Adhesive: Tape runner, Stampin' Dimensionals
Other: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon

Happy Birthday:
Stamp set: Birthday Whimsy (SAB), Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Elegant Eggplant, and Wild Wasabi ink pads, Barely Banana marker
Tools: Paper snips
Adhesive: Tape runner, Stampin' Dimensionals
Other: Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, March 2, 2008

New poll!

I put up a new poll today, so be sure to vote! This poll will end on March 12th. You can find it in the left-hand sidebar.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Rock n Roll!

This card is a perfect example of how we cardmakers love to CASE (copy and steal everything!) from one another. Once upon a time, i made a card. Claire liked the layout, so she used the basic layout to come up with a new card and used it for a make-and-take at a PhillyInkers meeting. I loved her changes, so i have now stolen it back, made a minor adjustment, and made yet another card!

Here is the final result, using the technique called Rock and Roll (to get the two-color look in the larger images). I love how the card ends up looking like it was tie-dyed. This technique was not on my original card. The strip of paper going diagonally was my basic layout. The stamp choice, colors, and technique is Claire's. When i changed it again, i only changed the width of the strip and the amount of stamping.

Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Purely Pomegranate (In Color 07-08) textured
Ink: Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate (both In Color 07-08)
Tools: Paper trimmer
Adhesive: Tape runner