Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mix and match!

Good TUESDAY morning! TONS to do today, so a short post. Oh, BTW, I had yesterday's post all ready to go - but forgot to set it up. Sorry - but it's there now! :D

Card stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke

Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White Craft

Stamp sets: Four Frames, Day of Gratitude

Accessories: Doily Triple Layer Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, Circle Fire Brads, Frost White Shimmer Paint, alcohol, stampin' sponge

This is so far out of my comfort zone! But I think I like it. :D What do you think? I'd love to hear!

OK, off to work some more!:) Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to take the time to STAMP something!!! :)

I do so LOVE glitter paper! :D

Good Monday morning! I hope you had a great weekend! We had a really busy, really fun one, and this week's going to be the same. Family and friends coming and going!! :)

If you missed it, the red glitter paper is in the new Idea Book & Catalog. It's SUCH a great way to make your card pop without much work! :D

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Real Red

Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Fifth Avenue Floral, Fabulous Phrases (inside)

Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Red Glitter Paper, Flower Garden Embossing Folder (inside), Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive

I really like the embossing folder for the inside of cards! t adds a lot of punch, but subtly - if that's possible. :D

OK, I'm outta here - lots to do! But please, take the time to stamp something - I am! :D

Friday, July 8, 2011

I just love new toys.... :D

I've got to tell you, the punches make it SO easy to make fun, quick projects - between them and the Big Shot, I can make a few stamp sets look like a million! :D That TEENY TINY WISHES was one of the best investments I've made; many of the people who come to my classes have purchased it, because it's SO versatile and fits in punches well! :D

I made a card very like this one for my friend, Kathy (HI, KATHY! :D) for her birthday; this is the second project we made at the NEW IB&C OPEN HOUSE.

Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Stamp sets: Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Love & Care Hostess-only set from Summer Mini

Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, heat tool, embossing buddy, white embossing powder

Kathy's favorite color is green, and this is one of her favorite color combos - but I used Certainly Celery for her card. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Enjoy your weekend, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something! :D Be BLESSED, my friends!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Batting Four for Four!

Can you believe it? :D FOUR days in a row! LOL!!! Here's some more fun NEW items!

Card stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral (Both NEW IN COLORS!)

Ink: Island Indigo, Calypso Coral

Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Messages (I'm SO glad this one's still around!!), Four Frames, Love & Care hostess-only Summer Mini stamp set (the tiny flower)

Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brad (center of the flower), Doily Triple Layer Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate, Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, and Snail Adhesive

This was one of the first cards I made when I received the new IN COLORs; I really think the Island Indigo is going to be my favorite from this year's group, but we'll see. :D (It really does remind me of the color of the water when I was in the Bahamas in January!) Again, the punches are AWESOME - the flower is two of the #3 punches on the punch. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's a three-stage punch; you choose which one you want to punch. This is the one with the most cutouts.) Four different stamps and a letterpress plate are the only inking I did!

OK, I'm outta here. :D Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Good Wednesday Evening! :D

I'm not late! :D It's STILL Wednesday! :D

Tonight's share is a simple pencil holder. It's a covered can!

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids

Accessories: (Although you really can't see it, it's wrapped around the covered can with a Chocolate Chip mat strip...) Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, ticket corner punch, Dimensionals and Snail adhesive

It really is quite darling IRL! It's a fun stamp set - not new, but you haven't seen it much on here. :D It's really fun to alter everyday items to coordinate with whatever I wish!

I hope you had a wonderful day, and are having a wonderful evening. Be sure and take the time to stamp something - I have today, and I will tomorrow! :D Be blessed!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Simple tools, spectacular results!

Good Tuesday morning! :) It's sunny today, and already climbing
into the mid-80s. Yup, it's July in Tennessee! :)

I wanted to share this super-simple card with you today; I'm so glad FABULOUS FLORETS is in the new Idea Book! It's a beautiful stamp set! And this new lace ribbon border punch - incredible!

So, here you go - and again, I'm including a picture of the inside. I didn't get the words exactly straight or spaced correctly, but you'll get the idea. :D

Card Stock Colors: Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party (NEW IN COLOR!), Whisper White

Ink: Versamark, Wild Wasabi (inside)

Accessories: Wild Wasabi embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Flower Garden embossing folder, Big Shot, heat tool, lace ribbon border punch, Dimensionals and Snail adhesive

(<------this is the inside!)

So, I hope I've inspired you just a bit! :) Have a wonderful day, and be sure to take the time to STAMP something! :)


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth!

Kenn's using the cameras to go shoot the fireworks, so it's going to be some time before I can get the birthday cards ready to judge. I apologize - we're down TWO cameras, so it's really difficult right now.

However, I DO have something to share! :) This is one of the two cards we did for the NEW IDEA BOOK & CATALOG OPEN HOUSE on Thursday.

This is the front; I really wanted this hostess-only set from the Summer Mini, so it's what I chose for my last party. :) It's called LOVE & CARE; it reminds me of a set we had a few years ago. :)

So, here we go - and a picture of the inside of the card follows, too!

Card stock and classic ink colors (both pads and Stampin' Write markers): Bashful Blue, Real Red, and Crumb Cake

Stamp set: Love & Care

Accessories: Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive

Here's the inside of the card....

I made a few more of these with the extra I had cut; when I stamped the flowers in the corners on the inside, I second- and third-generation stamped them, so there are three faint flowers overlapping in each corner.

I hope you are a little inspired! Be sure and take the time to stamp today - I AM!! :D

Friday, July 1, 2011

It's HERE!!!!

The new Idea Book & Catalog is LIVE! Have a wonderful time perusing it! :D


2011-12 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog