Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Monday to you

Getting ready for Wednesday night's Surprise Class! Time sure fies by when you have fun. I'm looking forward to this coming long weekend (at least here in Canada) and to hearing what is new from convention!

Here's today's card:

Stamps: Priceless

Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Garden Green

Ink: Brillian Blue, Real Red, Garden Green

Accessories: Real Red ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, silver brad, scalloped punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Friday!

Yeah the weekend is just a few hours away!! No big plans here, but it's nice to spend some extra time with family. Oh and I have my surprise class to get ready for. The class is this coming Wed July 30th at 7pm, check out the workshop and classes page for more info.

This card was made for my father-in-law. We are so proud of him for going back to school and getting a new job! He is truely an inspiration to us. My husband and I are very glad he was able to obtain employment very soon after completing his courses! Go Dad! Definitely time to celebrate!

Stamps: Leaves Awash, Celebrate Everything
Ink: Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Black brads, Whisper white ribbon dyed Brilliant Blue
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Another Challenge

Whoa, I'm back again so soon! With all the beautiful cards, new Stampin' Up! In Colors and great challenges on other's blogs and Splitcoaststampers, I have a lot of ideas. And of course I can share them all here with you all. I love that. And I hope that what you see here will give you some inspiration to design your own cards or scrapbook pages!

Today card is using Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #17: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow and Whisper White.
All Holidays stamp





I wish I had a proper flower stamp that matched the dress, the fabric is just beautiful! The scalloped border along the bottom is made first by using a stamp from Pick A Petal and Sage Shadow ink onto Whisper White paper, then punched out with a 1" circle punch. The circles are lined up and glued to the back of the Regal Rose cardstock.

I used 3 colours for the Dear Friend stamp, colouring in the letters with Stampin' Write Markers.

Stamps: All Holidays, Pick A Petal
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sage Shadow
Accessories: 1" circle punch, sticky strip, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Rose Red brads, stampin dimensionls
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New STUFF!!

Okay sure, the package arrived yesterday. But I've spent lots of time just looking at the new In Colors that will be in the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalogue (less that 3 weeks now, but who's counting!).


Oh and did you see me (or rather my card) on kwerner's blog? My card was 1 of 10 choosen for Randomly Selected! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the last few days. I looked this afternoon and was shocked to see 432 people popped over to glance at my card on Monday! All I can say is WOW! There are some wonderful cards that were picked.


The card of the day is made from some new product I received on Tuesday. I really like this new colour combo: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, So Saffron.


Here's the recipe for this card:

Stamps: Always
Ink: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point
Paper: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Accessories: Build-A-Brad, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Whisper White Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals


The Tangerine Tango ribbon is actually Whisper White ribbon dyed, although in this picture it looks red not orange.

I've seen the build-a-brad used to highlight a portion of the card a few places lately and I really like how it adds another element away from the main focus of the card. Well I'm off to bed!
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Friday, July 18, 2008

New Catalogue excitement!

Anyone else out there excited for August 11th? The day we can order from the NEW Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalogue. Demonstrators were allowed to order some sneak peak items, including the new In Colors for 2008-2009. Yes, sadly my favourites: Purely Pomegrante and River Rock along with their 4 other siblings will no longer be avaliable with the release of the new catalogue. I have seen some samples of what other demonstrators have made with the new colours and I am impressed, they look a lot better than I thought. But my shipment should arrive this Tuesday, so I'll be making some new cards and stuff. So check back next week for my take on the new colours.

Well this weeks card, I know new job got in the way of stampin' again this week! But on to the card: I stumbled upon a blog by a lady named Kristina (KWernerDesignBlog) awhile ago and I've been dying or trying to take part of her Color Inspiration challenges. I have seen many great designs from others playing with the great colour combos she dreams up! So this card in my take on her colours: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla

Great combo by the way! Here is my invitation card with this colour scheme:



Here is the recipe to make this:
Stamps: So Many Scallops (SAB set, retired), Jumbo So Swirly Wheel, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scalloped punch, circle punch

The strip of Certainly Celery is cut at 5.5" long and 1.5" wide. On the scalloped punched pumpkin pie I've done paper piercing.


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Friday, July 04, 2008

Retiring List!


Time flies by when you have fun! And I'm not just talking about me being absent, yet again. But the retiring list from Stampin' Up! was released last month. Unfortunately my favourite Christmas stamp set, Snowflake Spot is going! The wait for the next catalogue seems so far away and I know many of us are impatient for it to get here already. Believe me, I'm hoarding the cash getting ready for the first big order of the new catalogue. Check out the link on the left that will take you to the list on Stampin' Up!'s website.
This birthday card was my attempt to try a border along the bottom. Unfortunately the brads a bit big for the small flower stamp I used. I'll know for next time I guess!
Stamps: All Holidays, Short and Sweet, A Little Bit of Happiness
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose
Paper: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Subtles Markers, Certainly Celery brads, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip
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