Monday, February 25, 2008

February's Projects

This past Saturday was our monthly Stamp Addicts Club meeting. Only a couple members were able to attend this month's meeting but we had tons of fun together. As it is Sale-A-Bration this month I just had to use one of the SAB sets you can earn. This is the card we made using Birthday Whimsy.

(All Stampin' Up!)

Stamp Sets: Birthday Whimsy
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue Marker, Apricot Appeal Marker
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals

I am trying to introduce something new at each meeting. This month it was watercoloring. I found this card on splitcoaststampers by alimarbles that used a white paper bag for the card and she had put a package of soup inside. Click here to see her card. I loved this idea so I cased it. I had a hard time trying to find some white paper bags, I thought you would be able to get them anywhere you could get lunch bags, but no such luck. Finally I found some at Michaels. I love the way this card turned out.

(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: A Little Birdie Told Me
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst Prints
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pen, Apricot Grosgrain Ribbon, White Paper Bag

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Father-in-Law Birthday

Yesterday was my father-in-law's birthday and I needed to make him a card. I always have trouble making masculine cards. I had to pick colors that were more manly than the typical soft girly colors I tend to use. My husband says that he really likes the card I made, but I am not too sure about it. I think part of my problem is that it is not really my colors, if I had done it in different colors I might like it more, but then it probably would not be a good card for a man. Anyways, here is the card:

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Celebrate Everything; Eat Cake
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, White
Accessories: Brads

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Flower Power

As I was checking out some other stampers blogs I was inspired to use one of my new sets, the hostess set Time Well Spent. I saw a card on Teresa Payne-Neal's blog that used the really big flower from this set that I really liked. I had not used this flower yet so I thought it was about time to ink it up. Here is the card that I made:

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Time Well Spent, See You Around Wheel
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Regal Rose
Accessories: Brocade Wide Grosgrain, Brad, 1 inch Circle Punch, 1/8 Hole Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Christine!

Today is my best friend's birthday and I want to send best wishes to her.

I made one card for her birthday that I really liked and then I mistakingly showed it to her. So I thought I better make a different one for her. But she told me that she really loved the card so then I thought I should change it up a little so that she doesn't get the exact one that I showed her.

To change it I decided I would change the colors and use one of the colors that she always bugs me about never using - Taken With Teal. The rest of the color combo just built from there.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock for First Card: Rose Red DS Prints, Rose Red, Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Cardstock for Second Card: Certainly Celery DS Prints, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Watercolor Crayons, White Gel Pen, Sponging, Dimensionals

Friday, February 1, 2008

Sale-A-Bration is Here!!!!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’s Up! biggest promotion of the year. For every $70 you spend you will receive a free stamp set or a set of rub-ons from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. You will get your choice set(s) out of six limited edition sets. Click here to see the brochure.