Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Boy On the Way!!

No, not another Force boy... but a dear friend of mine with two adorable girls just found out she's having a boy! I was excited at the opportunity to make a card for her.

I pulled out Build-a-Roo for this one because that little kangaroo baby is just too adorable. The roos are colored with an Aqua Painter and the ink pads. Then I cut baby out and popped him up for dimension. The color scheme is So Saffron and Marina Mist with some Pawsitively Prints DSP.

The sentiment fits perfectly on a 1-3/4" Circle layered on top of a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle. And, of course, I added some Basic Pearls!

I can't wait to cuddle this new little guy! My own baby just turned FOUR on Tuesday... wow.

Hugs to all,

Thursday, August 19, 2010


As you can tell by the more frequent posts, Mr. Brown has recently made a visit to my home. :) Even though I've been with Stampin' Up! for a while now, when that brown truck brings me new goodies, it's still one of the best days ever! One of my newest sets is Aviary... a whimsical set that has a lot of possibilities. Here was my first stab at using it:

The color scheme is, of course, Basic Black, along with two new In Colors: Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz. I also pulled out my Big Shot and used my new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and long-sought-after Alphabet Simple Letters.

If you look closely, you'll see that I used the new Basic Rhinestone jewels (no pearls!). I placed one at the tippy-top of the bird cage, one in the center of the Flower Brad, and then two on the "f".

A fun card for no particular reason, except to play with my new toys... (well, and to give y'all something to look at).


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Creation Inspiration

One of my current favorite stamp sets is Upsy Daisy. I've used it a lot lately because it makes for a quick and beautiful card - two of my requirements for card-making!

This card uses Blueberry Crisp DSP, along with Crumb Crake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Pacific Point. It was nice to also pull back out my Defining Alphabet and Define Your Life stamp sets. They haven't seen much ink lately. Poor things. :)

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Elizabeth Al la Carte...

There is an incredibly beautiful al la carte stamp that you simply must have... Elizabeth. I made a couple cards using it that are elegant, yet quick!

This card uses Woodland Walk DSP along with Soft Suede. I used two oval punches and some dimensionals to lift the sentiment. The ovals aren't the exact shape as the oval in the image (I'm not sure why they didn't make them the same??), but it is close enough to work. Of course, you could opt to eliminate the punches and just stamp your sentiment in the oval itself. Either way, it makes a gorgeous card. On an angle, you can see that I have once again used those nifty pearls.

And here's another version of the same card using a different color scheme. It has Blueberry Crisp DSP, along with Pacific Point. Both cards use the Very Vanilla satin ribbon.

I hope everyone had a terrific weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thank Yous

Okay, so we already determined that I'm loving the new Basic Pearls... but how about this gorgeous Crochet Trim ribbon?

I made these cards for a couple of my faithful Share followers... they participate in every single one I offer, which is a true blessing to me.

I wanted to show off some of the new DSPs on these cards, so the one above uses Blueberry Crisp, and the one below uses Elegant Soiree.

...and, in case you didn't notice, I also used more of the fun pearls!

And just to show a final touch - here's what you can do with those left-over scraps of DSPs... jazz up the inside of the card!

So, thank you again, ladies for your loyalty and faithfulness! You're the best!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lovin' These Pearls!

Having my stamp desk closer has certainly helped me find the time to stamp again... who'd have thought? Anyway, my best friend's daughter's birthday is coming up, and since they live on the other side of the ocean, I can't exactly bake her a cake myself. So I whipped this one up for her.

So there's a lot to love in the new catalog, wouldn't you agree? But the one thing I'm loving right now are these Basic Pearls (pg 188, item #119247). Look how I jazzed up this cake from the Sale-a-Bration set, Happy Moments!

There's multiple sizes, so I used the itty-bitty ones for the cake flowers (a nice pair of tweezers helps place them where you want them) and I used a larger one for the Flower Brad up in the corner!

I am also loving these new Designer Series Papers... this happy one is from Pawsitively Prints II. And, by the way, I have one more entire set from my Paper Share... a 6"x6" sheet of EVERY new regular DSP. Let me know if you want to claim it!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's A Thought...

A little housekeeping first... I have one spot left for most of my Product Shares - first come first serve! Don't forget, also, to browse through my available Retired products. There's a lot there...

Okay... I have new cards for you! I have moved my stamp desk (which is downstairs) closer to the stairwell, hoping that the closer it is to where I'm usually working (kitchen), the more apt I'll be to get myself to it! Well, so far, so good...

In keeping with an earlier post, I will not go into great detail on how I made these... you all are smart and can usually figure it out yourself. But I will share the color scheme I used (being as how we all need to get used to these fantastic new colors!). Look for this information at the bottom of this post.

These cards all used the "It's A Thought" stamp set, along with the "Sanded" and "En Francais" backgrounds. Colors used include Crumb Cake (old Kraft), Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and More Mustard.

Have a great week, everyone!