Saturday, June 30, 2007

more baroque motifs

I'm having lots of fun with the new Baroque Motifs set. It makes really elegant cards. For this card I used shades of blue, starting with a bashful blue card base. The next layer is brocade blue with night of navy stamped on it using the flourish stamp set. I made the white scallop across the bottom using the slit punch. For the main center on the card I stamped the flower image using brocade blue and the congratulations image using not quite navy. I accented it with copper brads and framed it with two layers of card stock and then tied organdy ribbon around the whole thing.

stamps: brocade blue, Hugs & wishes
paper: brocade blue, bashful blue, whisper white
ink: brocade blue, not quite navy
accessories: white organdy, copper brads

Friday, June 29, 2007

Lookie what I have!!!

Whoo Hoo! The new catalogs are here!! I was so excited when the box of catalogs felt like Christmas! I won't spoil it for those of you that want to see for yourselves but it's definitely full of new and fun stuff! Great stamps, of course, new ribbons (my favorite accessory), some other great new punches and accessories too. And I just LOVE all the samples using the new stuff and new colors!

Stop by my open house next Friday to see for yourself or contact me to get your own copy!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Another Baroque for today...

Here is another one using Baroque Motifs. I also used the new pommegrante color on this card. This one is super simple, I just stamped the flourish on white, then stamped the flower on white and cut it out and layered it on top.

stamps: Baroque motifs
paper: old olive, purely pommegrante, whisper white
inks: purely pommetrange, old olive
accessories: celery grosgrain ribbon

Baroque Motifs

Here is a card I made yesterday using my new Baroque Motifs set! This makes such fun, elegant cards! I used so saffron paper for the card and stamped the flourish from this set on it. Then I used so saffron to do the flowers and added black brads. I used the slit punch to make the scallop border. I think this would be a great wedding card. I have never used black much before but I really like this color combination. It's so simple and elegant!

stamps: Baroque Motifs
papers: So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White
ink: so saffron, basic black
accessories: polka dot ribbon (not SU)
techniques: Slit punch to make scallops

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Stamps!

I just made this card some of the NEW stamp sets from my pre-order. The main part of the card is using In the Spotlight which will be one of the new hostess sets in the new catalog. The type "birthday hugs and wishes" is from the new stamp set Hugs and Wishes. I also used a new color, purely Pomegranate (the darker pink color), which I totally love!

Stamps: In the Spotlight, Hugs and Wishes
Card stock: Pink Passion, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pink Passion, So Saffron
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon in white and yellow
Techniques: paper piercing

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Retired Accessories...

Today Stampin' Up! Released the Retired Accessories List. There are tons of papers, ribbons and other accessories that will soon be gone for good. The items on the list are on limited and only available while supplies last so contact me if you need to order something ASAP!

The items are coded on the list as follows:
Green --There is still a good supply
Yellow--Supply is starting to run out
Red--No longer available

Click here to view the list from today, June 2oth.
I will update this often so you can see the most current list.

There are a few items on the list that are not going away permenantly but are going to be packaged in a new way or new quantity. Those are as follows:

-Select individual color packs of 12" x 12" card stock
-Confetti White & Kraft Tiny Takeout boxes & tags
-Select embossing powder colors
-Select 1/4" grosgrain ribbon colors
-Corner Rounder punch

Let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hobbes and Heidi Grace

I made this layout for a project at my work. I had to make a couple of projects using the new Heidi Grace Clear stamps and coordinating papers. I have never used clear stamps before and found it a bit challenging. I discover that they work best with craft ink (the slower drying kind) and I'm not very patient about waiting for it to dry so I kept smuding it and getting it on my fingers...but I think the page with my cat, Hobbes, turned out really cute.

This was a card using the same Heidi Grace, Wild Daisy Stamp Set. I stamped the flower with Chocolate chip craft ink and then colored it with markers.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Cuttlebug fun!

Playing with some of my newer cuttlebug dies. I just love this one with the seahorse and seashells. I think it's my favorite die so far. On this card I embossed the background also with the cuttlebug. The scallop is made using the slit punch from Stampin' Up! and the ribbon is from Michaels. I also used the Riveting Stamp set from Stampin' Up.

stamps: Riveting (hostess set), Doodle This
paper: So Saffron, Close to cocoa, creamy caramel, bashful blue, chocolate Chip and whisper white
accessories: Cuttlebug, circle punches, dimensional, Ribbon from Michaels

Monday, June 4, 2007

Happy Hoppers!

House Mouse stamps has a new line of stamps called Happy Hoppers! I've always loved House Mouse so of course these adorable little bunny stamps were quickly on my must-have list. I just picked up these two the other day and had to make a card with them! The're so much fun to watercolor. I used the cuttlebug to emboss the background on both cards and also used my Marvy punches to punch the circle and scallop shapes. The words were stamped from the Stampin' Up set Warm Words.

Friday, June 1, 2007

June 1st Already!!

Can you believe it's June already? I'm so behind on my blog. I've made tons of fun things to share but I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to post them yet! I can't believe it's June 1st! That means it's only 30 days until the new catalog comes out and we get to see all the great new Stampin' Up! Stuff ! I'm super excited.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to make the most of my retired sets and papers. Today I'm posting a box that I made for my mom for mothers day. It uses retiring cranberry crisp papers and inks...but the stamp set, Wild Rose, is still staying around for next year.

I bought this empty music box at Archivers and thought it would be such a fun gift. It was super easy to make. I used the Recollections Designer paper and measured and cut strips to fit the box bottom. I used the ran my papers through the Xyron to ahere the paper (love the xyron for adhering to metal--works great). for the lid, i made a square and then used the corner rounder on the corners and again, used xyron to adhere it. I used the stitched cranberry ribbon to cover the ridge of the lid (attached this with sticky strip). Then I stamped the image with the Wild Rose stamp set using cranberry crisp and mellow moss inks, cut and adhered it all together. the metal frame is from the hodgepodge hardware.

To put inside the box, I made coordinating little 3x3 notecards.


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