Thursday, April 8, 2010

Second Half of Liz's Workshop

Here are two more of the cards we had at my sister-in-law's workshop, we did make another card, but I am not going to share it right now as I am using the same card for another card event coming up, I will share it then.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Abundant Hope
Ink: Black StazOn, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Cardstock: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: White Craft, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Liz's Workshop

A while ago I did a workshop at my sister-in-law's house where we made 5 cards for various events. The following two are ones we made for a wedding and a new baby. Hope you like them.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Perfect Plum
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Love Bug, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst Markers
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, April 5, 2010

It's been almost a month since I posted. I have been in a stamping slump a bit and haven't stamped much other than prepping for classes and even to do that I have had to really force myself. I am still somewhat in a slump but I feel if I challenge myself by making sure I post to my blog at least a couple times a week hopefully I can get out my stamping slump. To resume posting to my blog I have created a video for you. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Faux Grid Class Part 3

Sorry it took so long to post the third card of the Faux Grid class. This past weekend was spend doing fun things out of the house, so I did not get much done around the house and that included making any cards or updating my blog. It was a nice fun weekend, we spent Saturday getting some much needed shopping done. Priority items was to find new running/walking shoes for both Andrew and I for our upcoming trip. I love wearing heals and always feel funny anytime I wear any type of flats, so needless to say my only shoes that could be considered flats are flip-flops and these will not work for the walking we plan on doing. And Andrew was in desperate need of new shoes, his runners we starting to look pretty bad. We did have a productive day and both found shoes that should work good and keep our feet comfortable. I guess we will find out. We then ended the weekend by spending the day with friends and checking out fish stores. For those of you who know my husband, before you ask, yes he did buy a new fish. No shocker there eh? Today was back to work and trying lots done. Now that you know all about my weekend I will show you a card since that is really why you came to my blog in the first place, right? This card was the third card we made at the Faux Grid class I was telling you about last week.
Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Black StazOn, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo Markers
Cardstock: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ruler

Friday, March 5, 2010

Faux Grid Class Part 2

These is another one of the cards we made at the faux grid class. This is my favourite card from the class. I love these flowers from the Fifth Avenue Floral set. This card is just so bright and cheery even with the Black base. Each square is 1", instead of adding the dots on the lines to make it look like a stitched quilt I coloured in some of the squares. I think the colouring of the squares really makes the flowers pop off the page even more. I have a few extra of these cards left, I think I will dig some out of my stash and mail them out to some friends to remind them spring it just around the corner.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana Markers, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Faux Grid Class

I just realized I never shared the cards we made at my Faux Grid class that I had before Christmas. I can't believe I never shared these cards. I really like this technique and love how the cards turned out. At the class we made three cards using the technique two different ways. Each square is 1". This is one of the cards we made I will share the other two over the weekend.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, Four the Holidays
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red Marker, Brocade Blue Marker
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Brocade Blue
Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Together Class Part 2

These are the last two cards we made at the Happy Together Class this past weekend. Lately I have been really white base cards. This card was inspired from Putri at SCS I changed up the colours and layout a little bit. I rarely use the colour Tempting Turquoise because it is such a bright colour but on this card I just love it. It really make the main image stand out. The second card was inspired from Soshiro at SCS. I love how this card turned out, I tried so many different embellishments for the middle band of the card, but had to come back to the Chocolate Chip ribbon, it just seemed to fit the card the best.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Happy Together
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Certainly Celery Button, Linen Thread, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Happy Together
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Old Olive
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Chocolate Chip Wide Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Together Class Part 1

This past weekend I held a class featuring the Happy Together Stamp set. This is such a cute stamp set and I was so excited when I found out it was one of the sets you could choose for free during Sale-A-Bration. I had been eying this set since it came out in the catalogue but never could convince myself to buy it, but because I waited I ended up getting it for free! Free is always good. At the class we made 5 cards using this set. The first three cards I am going to show you were cased from Heather Summers. Tomorrow I will show you the other two cards we made.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Happy Together
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Striped Old Olive Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Happy Together
Ink: Chocolate Chip,
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Happy Together
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Striped Old Olive Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Simple Thank You

This was the thank you card I used for orders placed in the month of Feb. I love this Jumbo Snowflake punch and want to use it as much as possible while I still can. I figure we still have snow outside so there is nothing wrong with giving my customers cards with snowflakes on it. This card is actually a bit smaller than an average card side, all I did was place the main focal point where I wanted and then trimmed down the card so I had the order I wanted. This card was cased from Juls716 over at SCS. I was going to change the Bermuda Bay colour to something else, but I couldn't find another colour I liked as much as I liked the way the Bermuda Bay stood out. Lately I have been really attracted to the simple white cards, sometimes it is the simplest cards that really stand out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Silver Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

The Crazy for Cupcakes set has become my go to set for birthday cards. I really wasn't a fan when the set first came out and I only got it because I needed a birthday set and it was on sale! But now I tend to reach for it first even though I do have other sets I could use for birthday cards. This is a card I made before Christmas for a friends birthday. This card was cased from Daotz over at SCS. I basically just changed up the happy birthday parts to stamps I had.

Supplies used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Jumbo Alphabet, A Little Birthday CheerInk: Black StazOn, Old Olive Marker, Bashful Blue Marker , Real Red Marker, Brocade Blue Marker, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelet, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shimmer Snowflakes

I only just realized this weekend that Stampin' Up! has carried over a bunch of items from the holiday mini catalogue. We have been told that these items will also be in the new catalogue coming in July. I don't know why I only just noticed this on the demo website, it has been posted for over a month now. Where has my head been? I am so excited about this list. (See post below for complete list). One of the items being carried over is the Shimmer Mist. This just adds so much to a project. The card below is one I created at Christmas using the Shimmer Mist. The background is created using the Faux Suede technique and then stamping the snowflake with the Shimmer Mist. The punch snowflake is also covered with the Shimmer Mist. You can't tell from the picture but it just shimmers in real life. I love this card, it was very simple to make and I was able to do lots at once.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Simple Snowflake, Four the Holidays
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Soft Sude Polka-Dot Ribbon, Silver Brad, Stampin' Dimensional

The following items have been carried over from the Holiday Mini Catalogue and are still available for purchase. These items will also be available in the new Catalogue available in July.

Item # Description Price
116794 Ornament punch $22.95
116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $8.95
116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint $8.95
116807 Platinum Shimmer Paint $8.95
116829 D├ęcor Elements Blocks $13.95
116824 Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $10.95
116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers $39.95
116819 Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die $57.95
116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $15.95
116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die $7.50
116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $57.95
118140 Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $7.50
118108 My Digital Studio $106.95
116519 Charming stamp set $26.95

Friday, February 19, 2010

Treats for Co-workers

I previously showed you the treat cards that I made for our nephews at Christmas. I also made similar treat cards for all my co-workers at work. I made 14 in total. I wanted something simple and that would not break my heart when I saw them tear the card apart to get to the candy. As I don't eat chocolate I used skittles for the candy. I think most enjoyed these treats.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Sweet Treats, Christmas Blessing
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Cardstock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, Glue Dots, 1 3/4 Circle Punch

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Still Christmas ?

I never did finish showing you all the Christmas cards I made for this past Christmas, so I am going to show you these cards over the next few days. This is the same layout I used for one of the cards at the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. I changed up the colours and added a little bit more technique. I used the colour spritzer with the Chocolate Chip marker to create the speckled background. I really like the way this card turned out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Colour Spritzer, Sponge, Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hubby's Valentine's Card

My husband and I don't really go all out for Valentine's Day. This year we spend the day at the in-law's celebrating my father-in-law's birthday. Once we got home the rest of the day was spent doing laundry and grocery shopping. However we did exchange cards and my husband bought me some roses. This is the card that I gave to Andrew. This is a remake of a card I showed you earlier. This time I used Chocolate Chip Prints Designer Paper for the base, changed the colours of the hearts, and added a button. The saying is a rub-on from Chit Chat.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Ballet Blue
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White, Rose Red
Accessories: Chit Chat Rub-on, Scallop Edge Punch, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Rose Red Button, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Productive Weekend

I had a very productive weekend stamping. I can't show you a lot of what I created this weekend because it is for upcoming classes and events but I promise you will see them over the next little while. However I do have cards to share with you in the meantime. This is a card that I made for a friend's birthday back in December. I cased the layout of this card from Petal Pusher over at SCS. I changed up the colours and stamp set used. To create the circles I used the Circle Scissor Plus, the sayings are actually three separate stamps from the set 'A Little Birthday Cheer'.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Silver Brads, Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Paper Piercer, Circle Scissors Plus

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Father-in-Law's birthday. This is the card I decided to make him. I am loving the easel cards, they are actually really easy to make and so impressive looking. My father-in-law loves to bake and makes really good apple pie and apple crisp so I thought this apple image from the For Father set was the perfect one to use for his card. I actually used some of my retired items for this card, both the stamp set and the Designer Paper is retired. Hope you like the card.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: For Father, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Black Staz On
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Watercolour Paper, Retired DSP
Accessories: Watercolour Crayons, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thinking of you Christine

My best friend's sister passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon. So I had to make a card for her as soon as I found out. I used one of my all time favourite sets, Fifth Avenue Floral, with one of my favourite techniques, masking. I love the way this card turned out. The next few while is going to be very difficult for Christine, I hope this card will put a smile on her face.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, White Craft
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Sponge

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lots of Hearts

This is the last card we made at my Valentine's Day class last week. I cased this card from January's Stampin' Success (this is a magazine for SU demos). I really like the layout of this card. Each heart is cut out and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Three Little Words
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue, Summer Sun, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Christine

Today is my BFF's birthday. This is the card I made for her. She really like's Stampin' Up!'s Rich Razzleberry colour, so I knew I wanted to use that ribbon. The ribbon was my starting point for this card. I have seen lots of card recently where there a scallop edge has been placed along the side of the main image and really like this look, I think it just makes the image pop of the card more. You can't tell in the picture but I used Crystal Effects on the tops of the cupcakes to make it look more like icing. All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the textured background, this was created using a Cuttlebug folder, sorry I don't know the name of it).

Happy Birthday Christine! Hope you are having an awesome day! Wish I could be with you right now.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Black StazOn, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry Marker, Soft Suede Marker, Bermuda Bay Marker, Real Red Marker
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crusted Curry, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine's Treat Box

This is another one of the projects we did at my Valentine's Class earlier this week. This is a little treat box that would be great to put some candies in and give to someone. I am thinking I might fill this box with some little treats and put in my husband's lunch bag for work. This box was very simple to make. The cardstock was 6 1/2 x 8 3/8 and then I scored 2" for the bottom and at 2", 4", 6", 8" for the sides of the box. Then just cut some slits in the bottom to create the flaps and folded the box together. To close the top of the box I just pinched in the side and placed a clip on the top to hold it closed. I tied some ribbon onto the clip, just to add a little extra. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Full Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, February 4, 2010

3x3 Valentine's

Last night I held a class where we made valentine's card. These are the 3x3 cards that we did. As you know I love this heart set called, I {Heart} Hearts. These cards are so easy to do and would be great to do a bunch at a time as they are so quick to do.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Real Red
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine Card 1

Valentine's day is getting close and I have been working on coming up with projects for my valentine's class this week. This is one of the cards I created while planning this class.



Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sizzix Thank You

This card was cased directly from the catalogue. I used my big shot, the little leaves sizzix and the thank you sizzix. I did the direct to paper technique to make the leaves look like it has some texture. This was such a simple card to make.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: None
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Old Olive Patterns DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Little Leaves Sizzix, Thank You Sizzix, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Treats for Nephews

I wasn't too sure about the sweet treat cups when they first showed up in the Holiday Mini catalogue. I just couldn't handle the thought of someone having to take the card apart to get to the candy, but as I saw more and more people make these cards, I noticed that alot were making them with some sort of trap door in the back so you could get the candy out and still keep the card together. So I decided I would try some with this technique. I made these cards for my nephews at Christmas time. They boys loved them, and I didn't have to watch someone tear the card apart to get to the candy.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Beary Best Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black Staz On, Assorted Markers
Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Mistletoe Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, 1 3/8 Circle Punch

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Christmas Catch-Up

As I was going through my files on my computer I noticed that I haven't shared all my Christmas projects with you, so I thought over the next few days I will work on sharing these projects with you. This is a gift card holder done for my gift card holder class I did before Christmas. I got the template for this holder from Holly Krautkremer. You just attach the gift card with glue dots to the bottom section of the Whisper White piece and write your note on the top section.


Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy
Ink: Old Olive, White Craft
Cardstock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Summer Sun
Accessories: Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Silver Brad, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Polka-Dot 3/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Frosty is back!

It is snowing here so I decided it was the perfect time to bring Frosty back. This was one of the Christmas cards I made this year. This card was cased from Sparklegirl on SCS. This stamp set has to be one of my favorites. There is just something about snowmen that I love, not sure why because I am not a fan of snow at all. Sometimes things are just funny like that.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Frosty, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red Marker, Night of Navy Marker, Only Orange Marker, Old Olive Marker
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Mistletoe Ribbon

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fish Note

One of the favourite techniques is to create a masked off area for an image. I don't know if there is a actual name for this technique. I absolutely love this look but don't use it enough. The hardest part of this card was the create the mask for the stamped area, but once that was done I can keep it with the stamp set and have it readily available next time I want to use it.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Ocean Commotion
Ink: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Bashful Blue Double Stitched Ribbon

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Going Back to Christmas

Not a flower card today! Are you surprised? Today I am going to share with you a Christmas card that I made with one of my favourite snowman stamps. This snowman comes from the stamp set Merry & Bright. I was so sad when Stampin' Up! retired this stamp set. I will be keeping this set for a very long time. This card was cased from Kristina Werner.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Merry & Bright
Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive Prints DSP
Accessories: Blender Pen, Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Square Punch

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Saffron Flower

Can you tell I am in a flower mood recently? It might be hard to believe but when I first started cardmaking, flower images were the last thing I would go for. I was not a fan of anything flowery. I still have my limits but I do like simple flower images. These fresh note cards make it so easy to complete a card. All I did was stamp cut out a small Mellow Moss flower, attach it to the card with a So Saffron Brad, then attached a piece of So Saffron cardstock behind the cut out image. Stamped a sentiment on the front of the card. I paper pierced the edges and then attached the Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon. Simple, but a stunning look.
Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts
Ink: So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Fresh Cut Notes, So Saffron Brad, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, January 18, 2010

Simple Greenhouse Garden

Let me start off by saying how much I love this card. It was so simple to make and didn't require any additional layers. Two step-stamping really adds to the look of an image. I cased this card from Dawn Griffith.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Greenhouse Garden, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Cameo Coral, Really Rust, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Cardstock: Whisper White

Friday, January 15, 2010

Think Spring

Every time I look at this card I think of spring. Now if only spring would actually come. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fan of winter at all. This card is a Z fold card. This is the first card of this kind I have done, but I really like how it turned out so I just might have to do more of this style.
Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Cheep Talk
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Old Olive, Ballet Blue
Cardstock: Old Olive Patterns, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/16" Brad, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SU Haul - New Products

I am so excited to share with you my first video! I hope to try to do some more videos in the future of actually making cards for now I decided to start with showing you my first order from the new Occassions Mini and Sale-A-Bration. Hope you enjoy.


Colour Blocked Flowers

For some reason I love to do black card bases for cards. When you add colour to the card the black really makes it stand out. This card was actually very simple to make. All I did was take a piece of White cardstock and attach the strips of coloured cardstock to it and then stamp the flower image with White craft on them. I just love the look of this card. I was just thinking maybe I will do a class using this card and colour blocking. Hmm....

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: White Craft, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Faux Linen

It took me a while to get the stamp set Freinds 24-7 because it wasn't one that really caught my eye at first, but after seeing a ton of great cards made with this set, I decided to get it. Now it is one of the sets I tend to reach for first when I am stamping. Funny how that works sometimes. This card was cased from Dawn Griffith, I just changed up the colours. The background with the flowers uses the faux Linen technique, it is hard to see it in the picture, but in real life it gives the background a really soft look.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin Up!)
Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive Marker, Ruby Red Marker
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Photo Corners Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Tissue Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, January 11, 2010

There are so many great samples of cards, scrapbook pages, and 3-d items in the catalogue to use for inspiration or to copy. I cased the following card directly from the catalogue. This card uses a few of my favourite things - Kraft cardstock, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Old Olive and the 5/16" Neutrals brads.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: A Beautiful Thing
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock: Kraft, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Old Olive Prints
Accessories: 5/16" Neutrals Brads, Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, January 8, 2010

Big on Christmas

This is the fourth card we made at my Christmas card Stamp-a-Stack. I love this card. Each person could choose which card they wanted to make and if they wanted to make one of each they could. If they wanted to make two of one design and one of the other designs, they could. This was one of my favourite cards that I used it for a lot of my own Christmas cards. These cards were cased from Renaelindzey at SCS.


Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Big on Christmas
Ink: Black StazOn, Markers - Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Only Orange, Summer Sun
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP

Thursday, January 7, 2010

More Christmas

Here is another card we did at my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. This card was cased from Marlenelo over at SCS. I love how you can use the exact same supplies on each card and yet they each look different. This was such a simple card to do, but turned out great. I love it when cards come together so well.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Simple Season of Grace, Four the Holidays, Season of Joy
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Eyelet Border Punch, Silver Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Sue

Today I would like to say happy birthday to Sue and I am going to share the card I made for her. We both got a Big Shot for Christmas, so I knew I wanted to do something with it. I also got the Curly Label Movers & Shapers Die so that's where I started with this card. I hand cut the little flowers out, this was alot harder than I thought I would be but I love the way it turned out. The first picture is a view of the card with it closed so you can see the inside and the second picture is of just the front so that you can see the window.


Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Little Flowers, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Kraft
Accessories: Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Die, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Transparency Sheet, Glue Dots

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Well, it has been quite a while since I posted. The last few months have been very busy for me, however I have been stamping, I honestly kind of forgot about keeping my blog updated. Now that a new year is here I am planning on trying to commit to my blog more. I really like to keep a record of cards I make and what better way than a blog. For this first blog entry in a while I will show you some of my Christmas cards. These are two of the cards we made at my Stamp-A-Stack in November.

This first card was cased from hoefaser at SCS

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Patterned Pines
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Mistletoe Ribbon, Silver Cord, Ornament Punch, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Modern Label Punch

This second card was cased from Juliestampsx3 over at SCS

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays
Ink: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig