Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Edit: We've been requested to remove the links that took you around to the next blog, so I've done so - if you missed it, I'm sorry!!! We're going to be doing another tour on MAY 15; be sure and get on the bus again then - you won't want to miss it!!!!!!
I really can't choose because I love them all. Great Job Lori. Thanks for the tour.
Monday, April 27, 2009
116209 Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit $9.95
116210 Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit $9.95
114494 Forever single stamp $5.95
114492 Beautiful Baby single stamp $7.95
114486 Birthday Wish single stamp $6.95
114490 Glad Friends single stamp $5.95
114498 Flowers in Silhouette single stamp $7.95
114496 Celebrations single stamp $7.95
114484 Elegant Thank You single stamp $6.95
114552* Gracias single stamp $5.95
114488 Fun Flowers single stamp $5.95
Now, ON WITH THE SHOW! We'll start with a simple card, and work our way up. I'll do basic recipes; things should be pretty self-explanatory, but if you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to ask me!
Stamp sets: OVAL ALL, Boho Backgrounds
Ink: Rose Red
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Don't forget MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANYWAY. Yesterday's post coved the spring and summer cards for this set; today is fall, winter, and "everyday". Again, stipple brushes were used on each one for the background or the snow! :D Enjoy - and let me know if you'd like to order this set!!!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
ANYWAY. Here's this week's plan at this time - subject to change, yaddayadda. :D Today I'll show you the other three 6x6 layouts; tomorrow, you'll get two of the cards from the BRANCH OUT class from last week, and Friday you'll get the last three. MONDAY WILL BE THE BIG BLOG HOP!!!!!!!!!!!! It's going to be SO much fun, be SURE you don't miss it!!!!! There will be TWENTY stops, one for each item/stamp set in the Occasions Mini!! Mine is the OVAL ALL/scallop oval punch, and I can't wait to show you what I've come up with!! :)
OK. On with the show!!
This first one reminds me of my stepdaughter, Kaisa, for some reason. :) I think because it's got clean lines, a touch of nature, and green! :)
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this one, but it's unique, anyway - and I don't know why my scanner picked up the white correctly on the left side and not on the right! AUGH!!!
Isn't it cute? :) That's Lavender Lace on the bottom, with the wheel from the Occasions Mini called EGG HUNT in Lovely Lilac. The mats are also Lovely Lilac; the punches are Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Pretty in Pink. We used the following punches: round tab, small oval, large oval, wide oval, 1-3/8" circle. And a Basic Black and Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Markers to make the bunny's face. Isn't he cute?? :D
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Anyway. Kenn and I are on our way out the door to actually go see a movie together, so I'm going to put up the two cards we did Sunday at Kim's party! They're simple, easy cards! :) Have fun!
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Inks: Whisper White Craft, Riding Hood Red
Stamp Sets: Sock Monkey, Cute & Curly
Accessories: Big Shot, Riding Hood Red Designer Series Paper, Curly Label Punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Scallop Circle Die, Dimensionals, Small Oval Punch
How SUPER easy is this????
Card Stocks: Whisper White, Glossy White, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Sets: Oval All (Occasions Mini!!), Heartfelt Thanks
Accessories: Eyelet edge punch, sponge, white crayon (wax resist technique), scallop oval punch, large oval punch, dimensionals
There you go! :) Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
All entries were assigned a number, and, with the assistance of Random.org, the winning number was drawn. Here is the winning entry:
Lori, I thought that I already left a comment, but I don't see it. I would love to win one of these for the second granddaughter. Thanks for your cool ideas!
Mary is my neighbor, and will be here tomorrow night for a class! Congratulations, Mary!!! :) I'll give you the components while you're here tomorrow night! :D
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
And I happen to think it's pretty cute. :D The "icing" is a Pretty in Pink scallop circle diecut, cut in half, and run through the Big Shot again with a Texturz plates - the exclusively Stampin' Up! ones, of course. :) The bottom is a piece of Whisper White I cut with flared sides, like a cupcake would be :D, and ran through my crimper. I DID sponge a LITTLE Going Gray onto the ridges, but it definitely would be fine without it. The saying is from A LITTLE BIRTHDAY GREETING.
SEE?!? Super easy, and just one of MANY things you can do with your Big Shot!!! :D Now, go enter the BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY, and then go STAMP something!
Monday, April 13, 2009
That's the date when you can hop onto my blog to see more examples of projects made with the Occasions Mini Catalog stamp set "Oval All" and the scallop oval punch!
But wait, there's more!
After you browse my examples, you'll find a link to my friend Frances Hicks's blog. She'll be showing you how to use the beautiful designer series paper "Walk in the Park" from the Occasions Mini Catalog!
But wait, there's even more!
On Frances's blog, you'll find a link to yet another blog and examples from a different stamp set in the mini! There will be a banquet of ideas and beautiful projects. There are 20 stops on this tour, and you won't want to miss a single one. The links will be available only on April 27th, so please don't miss the bus.
But wait! Yes, you guessed it, there's more!
Because Stampin' Up!'s "Getting Connected" promotion will still be running, spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the "Under $10" on page 208 in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for Free.
Stay tuned, because there is more to come! It's an event not to be missed! This tour will take you all over the place! Be sure to hop on at my stop and then travel the road laid out for you!
More surprises to come, so keep checking back!
Pack your bags on April 27th! You're going to love the trip, and you won't even have to leave your couch.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
They're really fun, and quite sturdy; the closure is currently Velcro, but I have a specialist (Thanks, Becky!) working on a new one. :) These purses are done in Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose; you'll get all nine cuts plus all the hardware and ribbon to make your very own!
Now, get busy and leave me a comment - then go STAMP something! :) Have a wonderful day!!!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I'm on a group that was recently opened to non-demonstrators; there's LOTS of artwork shared, as well as ideas, encouragement, and fun contests. Here's the link if you're interested in joining us!
Join our FREE Group for card makers and scrapbookers!
Anyway. This week's challenge is to use the following colors: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip. Here's my entry for last night, anyway. :) It uses the new OVAL ALL set from the Occasions Mini, and the scallop oval punch from it too! It's a 3"x3" card!
It's an AWESOME color combo - try it out, and send me a scan of what you did! I'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR ART!!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Brought to you by Technique Junkies! This is a GREAT technique - plus it's a Christmas card in April! :)
I promised my newsletter recipients that I'd post this card today, so they could get a closer look.
Stamp sets: Holy Triptych, Holidays & Wishes
Ink: Encore gold metallic, Stazon Jet Black
Card stocks: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin' Write Markers - Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Crafter's Tool Kit
Enjoy!!!!! Have fun! And it's NEVER too soon to start your Christmas cards for this year! :D
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Card stocks: Pacific Point (IN COLOR), Whisper White
Inks: Pacific Point
Stamp sets: Simple Friendship, Celebrate Everything
Accessories: eyelet border punch
SO super simple, but so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You could easily dress this up, too, with some glitter or some of the pretties from the Pretties Kit, or some ribbon - the possibilities really are pretty endless. :D
Have a WONDERFUL evening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy time with your family!!!!!!!!!