Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Stamps!!

Can you believe they aren't Stampin Up eek? Yep, I finally let temptation take over and I ordered from Papertrey Ink and Impression Obsessionmrgreen. As soon as the PTI owl set gets back in stock I'll order that too. I don't even remember the last time I bought any stamps that weren't SU. Anyway, so needless to say my blog won't be SU only anymore, but I'm sure it will still be mostly SU. I just decided there is no point in limiting myself to one company, especially since I'm pretty mcuh my only customerlol. Now that I've tried UM stamps, I'm serously considering unmounting all of my SU stamps too. I still can't get over the tiny amount of space that UM take up. Anway, here are a few cards I made yesterday with Take a Bough from PTI.-Stamps-PTI Take a Bough
-Paper-PTI white, Real Red
-Ink-Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, River Rock and Real Red
-Stamps-PTI Take a Bough
-Paper-PTI white, Real Red, Old Olive cardstock; Dashing DSP
-Ink-Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, River Rock and Real Red
-Accessories-1 3/8 circle punch and scallop circle punch.
-Stamps-PTI Take a Bough
-Paper-PTI white
-Ink-Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, River Rock and Real Red

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tart & Tangy and Big Pieces

Hello! Sorry I haven't posted lately. I've been a little busy. Anyway, I've got two easy one's today. I used this Clean & Simple sketch for the first one. I LOVE this sketch. I didn't stick with it exactly, but I'm happy with how it came out. The background looked horrible in this picture, so I just cut it out and made it white.
-Stamps-Tart & Tangy, So Many Sayings
-Paper-Bashful Blue, Old Olive, and Whisper White cardstock; Summer Picnic DSP.
-Ink-Real Red and Old Olive
-Accessories-Styled Silver HPH, Stampin' Dimensionals.

I've been seeing this color combo a lot lately, so I had to give it a try wink. This card took no time! I liked it a lot better before the paper piercing though. Don't ya just hate when your done with a card, and decide to add something else to it and you don't like it? Yeah, I do that a lot lol.

-Stamps-Big Pieces
-Paper-Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper white
-Ink-Apricot Appeal and Pumpkin Pie
-Accessories-Copper brads

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fall Flowers

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is having a great day! I'm not too sure the flower fusion goes on this card, but I couldn't figure out how else to finish itwink. I really wish we had a stamp set to match that DSP, cuz I LOVE it! I'm sad to see it on the retiring list, although I knew it would be there. I hate when stuff retiressad. I'd be much happier if we had like a 600 page catalogmrgreen.

I am loving sewing on cards! So easy, and it adds so much. Now I'm thinking I need one of those little sewing machines. Mine is a big pain in the butt to drag out.

Beate's Criss cross card tutorial can be found HERE. -Stamps-It's All Good and It's your birthday
-Paper-Really Rust, Soft Sky, Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock; Fall Flowers DSP
-Ink-Really Rust
-Accessories-Sewing machine & white thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Flower Fusion, Rhinestone brads, Silver brads.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge 11

Good morning and Happy Friday! Lauren is hosting this weeks Stamp Something Challenge. The theme is "The Sweetest Thing". You can stamp candy, alter candy, make candy, eat candy, lol. Anything that involves sweets!

For this challenge I made a pull out card. Since the sweetest stamps I have are fruit, I decided to use skittles and decorate with fruit stamps. You pull the ribbon and the skittles come up. You can see the tutorial HERE on SCS. The piece of cardstock I used was 6.5 X 6 though (Scored at 3 and at 6). I wanted to stick with the skittles flavors for the fruit so I used Tart & Tangy for the lemon, orange and strawberry, and the grape is from an ancient set call Grapes. The grape is supposed to be bigger than it is, but I cut out part of it to make a little more in more in proportion with the other fruit. I didn't want to use the branch or leaves that are in the Grapes set because it would take up too much space, and the look isn't right, so I used part of the cherry stem in Tart & Tangy. The fruit is all popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, and the Real Red piece is popped up with glue dots.

-Stamps-Tart & Tangy, Grapes and Short Order Alphabet
-Paper-Real Red, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Summer Picnic DSP
-Ink-Elegant Eggplant, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Old Olive and Real Red (some markers)
-Accessories-Yoyo Yellow grosgrain, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

SC185 Fabulous Flowers

I made this card for SC185 on SCS. I love this sketch. I actually sewed on a card with my sewing machine! I've had it for years, but I don't really know anything about them. Anyway, the last time I used it, which was probably a few years ago, the thread kept jamming underneath and I couldn't figure out why. So finally I pulled it out of the closet and starting messing around with settings. I think it was just the tension, lol. Now I can make some curtains! Or I should say TRY to make some curtains, lol. I'm really not very good at sewing, but are straight lines aren't that important, right :).

-Stamps-Fabulous Flowers
-Paper-Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Whisper White & Groovy Guava cardstock; Rose Red and Soft Sky prints DSP.
Ink-Purely Pomegranate
-Accessories-Sewing machine and white thread, SAB rub-ons and Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge 10

Good morning everyone! I hope your having a happy Friday! It's time for another great Stamp Something Challenge. This weeks theme is "triple play." Make one project using 3 layers, 3 colors, and 3 embellishments. This challenge was really fun. I went over on the layers, but I didn't know how to incorporate the chipboard (my 3rd embellishment). I found THIS Mojo Monday sketch that I liked, so I went with that. She has such great sketches =). The colors are this weeks color challenge on SCS.

The edges of the paper on the chipboard were sanded with a sanding block. I used a little nail file in the tight places, but it doesn't work as well. It made the edges white, but I wanted them whiter, so I put a little Whisper White craft in on a Q-tip and rubbed that around the edges.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!
-Stamps- Priceless and Boho Backgrounds
-Paper-Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Groovy Guava and Whisper White cardstock; Fall Flowers DSP
-Ink-Groovy Guava and Barely Banana & Whisper White
-Accessories-Silver brads, glue dots, So Saffron grosgrain, Lots of letters chipboard

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another pocket card =)

I just love these little pocket cards, so I thought I'd make another =). The layout of this one is pretty much the same as the one I posted last week.

I've been working on my recipe cards yesterday and today. I ordered From the Kitchen of so I can make my own. Ugh, I hate to write. I just stamped the main stamp, so I'm filing all of them out first and then I'll decorate them. I've only got about 15 of them done so far. It will all be worth it when they are done though, and my recipe box isn't a jumble of papers where I can't find anything =). I'm so looking forward to that. And I'm finding great recipes I forgot I even had.
-Stamps-Tart & Tangy, Itty Bitty Backgrounds and One of a Kind.
-Paper-Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Yoyo Yellow, and Whisper White cardstock; Summer Picnic DSP.
-Ink-Wild Wasabi, Only Orange and Yoyo Yellow.
-Accessories-Styled Silver HPH, Corner rounder punch, hole punch. 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle punches and Scallop punch.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks!

Good morning! This set hasn't seen ink in a while, so I thought I'd pull it out. I really need to start using it more. It is a great set. I used SC183 for the layout again. I love this layout! -Stamps-Heartfelt Thanks and So Many Sayings (retired)
-Paper-Elegant Eggplant textured, Old Olive and Very Vanilla cardstock; Almost Amethyst prints DSP.
-Ink-Almost Amethyst, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant
-Accessories-Eggplant ribbon, round tab punch and Pewter brads.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tart & Tangy CASE

Hello! I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend. This card was a CASE from one of my favorite stampers, Chat Wszelaki. You can see her card HERE. Make sure you check out her blog. She is amazing! I normally don't like to CASE, but I just loved her card so much I couldn't resist =). This card measures 7 1/4 X 3 1/2. All of the fruit is clear embossed. I just stamped like normal, then stamped over again with versamark using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.
-Stamps-Tart & Tangy
-Paper-Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock; Summer Picnic DSP
-Ink-Versamark; Real Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, and Only Orange markers
-Accessories-Real Red ribbon, Silver brads, SAB rub-ons, white signo gel pen and Clear embossing powder.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge 9

Happy Friday! It's time for another wonderful Stamp Something challenge! This weeks theme is "Something to dazzle us with" bring on the BLING!!

I had a really hard time getting the sparkle to show up in the picture. I put stickles in the middle of each flower, and also in each of the holes that are punched in the scalloped edge. You should be able to see a little better if you click on it though. If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them. I even tried taking pictures outside hoping the sun would help.
-Stamps-Bloomin' Beautiful
-Paper-Soft Sky, close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Creamy Carmel cardstock; Soft Sky prints DSP
-Ink-Soft Sky and Old Olive
-Accessories-Blender pen, SAB rub-ons, Chocolate Chip twill, Stickles, clear rhinestone brads, corner rounder punch and hole punch.

Don't forget to head on over to Stamp Something to see everyone else's dazzling cards =).

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pocket card

So I was just playing around last night, and this what i came up with. The pocket measures 3 X 5. It was so easy!
-Stamps-Bloomin' Beautiful, Boho Backgrounds and It's All Good, It's your Birthday
-Paper-Soft Sky, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla; Rose Red Prints DSP
-Ink-Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery and So Saffron
-Accessories-Blender pen, Styled Silver HPH, Corner rounder punch, hole punch. 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle punches, Scallop punch and Saffron grosgrain.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

SCS challenges

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good week so far =). This card is for the color challenge CC173 and the sketch challenge SC183 on SCS. I really love the colors and layout. I'll definitely be using both again. I really need to start doing the challenges more. Sorry, the colors are a little off in the picture. -Stamps-Priceless
-Paper-Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstock; Wild Wasibi and Certainly Celery prints DSP.
-Ink-Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi
-Accessories-Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon and Stampin' dimensionals.

Hodgepodge Hardware Discount

Dates: July 1-August 10 (or while supplies last)

Promotion Details:

The following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount:

Item # Page # Item Description Regular Price Limited Time 25% off Discount
105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96

These finishes will be retiring, so get them while you can!

Also, if you haven't heard SU has a new product line called Decor Elements. They are vinyl sticker for your walls or where ever else you can think to put them. Click HERE to see the Decor Elements brochure. Contact me today to get your orders in! I'll even give you 20% off one till the end of July.