Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Birthday!

This one is for my Nephew who will be 14 on Tuesday. How do those kids get that old so fast, seems like yesterday he started school! LOL! I used the Bigz XL Curly Label Die for the base of the card. The Curly Label Punch that matches. The happy birthday was stamped with the Happy Moments Stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. The Best Wishes is from the Kind and Caring Thoughts which is a Hostess Level 3 set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. I used the Pawsitively Prints DSP for the plaid and orange, some orange and blue grosgrain striped ribbon and Bright Blue CS from the Bold Brights pack. The top half of the card is Bashbul Blue CS ran throught my favorite Embossing Folder Perfect Polka Dots. I used the Large Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval Punch for the Best Wishes.Hope he likes it ~ well, I'll put some $$ in so I'm sure he'll like that! What teenager doesn't need some bucks!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday Card

Here's a Birthday Card I created today. Hope you like it! It's a diorama card and I used the Chocolate Chip CS, the new XL Two-Step Bird Punch (lovin' that punch), the background paper is from the Sweet Pea Pack and the stamp set for the Happy Birthday was from Well Scripted and I used the new Whimsical Words for the inside sentiment, both stamped in Always Artichoke and sponged around the edges with So Saffron.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine Top Note Box

Check out the cute little Top Note Valentine Box I made today. I got the instructions from Kelly Nichole's site. I used Real Red CS for the box and first layer of the Top Note and Sending Love Specialty DSP for the top Top Note. The brad with the cute little heart on the front is one of the new epoxy Real Red Sending Love Brads. I put a band of Red Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon and one of the Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine Creations & a Bird!

Look at all the cute little Valentine Creations I made & a Bird! Love that new punch. The top left is a memo pad holder, I embossed it with the Sizzix Finial Press Folder and then embossed it with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder. Added a little flower brad and punched Love You Much birds with the Scallop Circle punch and sponged the edges with Soft Suede Ink. The box on the right was punched using Sending Love DSP and the Bigz Bitty Box and Envelope Die. The heart was punched with the Heart Punch and Sending Love DSP and it too was sponged with Soft Suede Ink. Then a little Silver Elastic Cord. Bottom left is a little Peppermint Patty with Scallop Circle punched for the bottom from Real Red CS and the top I used the Love You Much hugs & kisses stamp and Whisper White CS/Real Red CS and stamped a second time on Whisper White and punched the little heart out with the new little Heart Punch. I put Crystal Effects on the little heart to make it shine. The last little creation with the bird was created with the new Bird Punch and the first layer behind the bird was punched with the Scallop Oval Punch after I ran it through the Big Shot using the new Polka Dot Embossing Folder (one of my most favorite Stampin' UP! products to date) ..a little Not Quite Navy for the larger circle and Bashful Blue CS for the next circle and paper from the new Sweet Pea DSP book of paper (there are so many great prints in that collection). I cut one of the crystal clear sleeves 1" wide and glued with the snail to make the tube for the M&M's. All these projects were so much fun and especially the little note pad because my Twin Sister Judy helped me make that one!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Faux 3D Technique Meets The Easel Card

Linda @ showcased this technique last night. It turns out so awesome, actually looks 3D! Put together with the Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial last week for the Easel Card by Beate Johns, this is what I came up with. Hope you like it? I used Always Artichoke CS and Classic Ink Pad. The third stamping of the image was with VersaMark, it makes a darker image than the card stock you're using. Also Chocolate Chip and Whisper White CS. The Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch. The stamp sets I used were Inspired by Nature for the flowers and Kind & Caring Thoughts for the Best Wishes. I punched the little butterfly out of the new Embosslits Beautiful Wings and colored the little indented circles from behind with Mellow Moss Pen. I've added a little Chocolate Chip Tafetta Ribon after I took the picture ~ I put it on the stem of the flower on the left.

Linda's instructions for the Faux 3D Technique are:
Stamp a solid image using white pigment ink to create the highlight. Clean stamp and ink again with a darker ink using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig or a good eye to place image slightly lower and to the left. Clean stamp and ink again using the darkest ink color to create the shadow, using stamp positioner to place image a little lower and to the left again.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sweet Pea Candy Box (by Angie Juda)

Check out the cute box I lifted from Angie Juda @ Chic n' Scratch! It was so much fun to recreate! She has a video with step-by-step instructions. She brought this back from Leadership. I love how so many Demonstrators share, especially with videos. (Someday I'll get there!). The creation uses Supply List:

Sweet Pea Felt #117266
Sweet Pea Designer Paper #117161
Well Scripted Stamp set #118601C or #117072W
Real Red Cardstock #102482
Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
Whisper White cardstock #100730
Silver Brads #104336
Chocolate Chip Ink #100908
Sticky Strip #104294
Paper Piercer #116631

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another decorated mailbox

These are so much fun ~ here's another one I did over the week-end decorated with paper from the new DSP Paper Stack, Sweet Pea. I also used Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dusty Durango Grosgrain Ribbon, my Scallop Punch on some dark and light green CS and the Eyelet Border Punch with some light green CS. I used the Rich Razzleberry CS punched out with the Scallop Circle Punch and the new Stampin' UP! Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and the Extra Large Two-Step Bird, a little more ribbon on the handle of the mailbox flag. This would be a great Mom's Day Gift or for a Birthday with a gift tucked inside the mailbox.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Valentine Gifts

How cute is this ~ I covered this little tin mail box with Pink Flamingo DSP. I used the Love You Much Stamp Set for the birds on the front of the mailbox and for the designs on the flag as well as for the Love you much on my little 3x3 gift card that fits inside along with the 4 Nugget Chocolates covered in the same DSP, with a little tag made with the Tiny Tags Stamp Set and Punch to match now available from the Occasions Mini Catalog that starts today, a bit of ribbon and coloring, viola..a cute little gift for someone you love on Valentine's Day.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tote-ally Tess is on her way!

Don't you just love this stamp set! It'll be available January 5th in the Occassions Mini Catalog. It's called Tote-ally Tess. Her bag says I (heart) stamps! I used Sweet Pea DSP and Bermuda Bay CS ran through the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder. I colored Tess with Stampin' UP! colored pencils. A little Bermuda Bay dotted swiss ribbon and Pink Taffeta Ribbon.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Brations catalogs 1/5!

Stampin' UP! has just released the new Occasions Mini and the new Sale-A-Brations catalogs early because there is a possible delay in the mailings. Stampin' UP! has chosen to let you have a sneak peek on-line. You won't be allowed to purchase from the catalogs until January 5th, but you can start your wish list now. I will post both catalogs on the right-hand side of my blog so you should be able to click and download a pdf file! So much cool stuff....and January 5th is just a few days away...happy shopping.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Here's my New Year's 2010 card. I used the A Brand New Year Stamp with Versamark on Whisper White CS and embossed with gold & silver embossing powder. Matted with Basic Black CS and ran my Bashful Blue and Night of Navy CS through my new impression folder; Perfect Polka Dots, all mounted on a Whisper White CS card base.

New Occassions Mini Catalog ~ Jan 5 to Apr 30, 2010

Happy New Year everyone. Hope this year brings happiness and good health to all. Stampin' UP!'s new Occassions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration free stuff becomes available Tuesday, January 5th. I can't tell you how estatic I was to find out Stampin' UP! is offering the Textured Impression Folder called Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots ~ I received mine on Wednesday and am totally lovin' it! Here's a card I made using it and some of the new Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon and the new Pinking Hearts Border Punch. These new punches work as well as the old style but close up flat for easier storage ~ you're gonna like them. The birds on the card are from the stamp set Love You Much. Hope you like the card.... and again, Happy 2010!