Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Friends Never Fade

This stamp set is so much fun! I'm surprised at how many different looking cards you can create from one simple set! For this card I started with Pear Pizzazz card stock (great new in color!) for the base. I stamped the floral image from the Friends Never Fade set with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake Card stock. I don't usually make such a bold pattern; I tend to do more tone-on-tone backgrounds but I love how this looks! To add a little detail, I added a strip of white punched out with the scallop trim border punch.

I colored the main image with markers (concord crush and pear pizzazz in the center) and stamped it on Whisper White. Frame it with some Early Espresso Card stock and add some Vanilla taffeta ribbon and it's done! Easy and pretty!

stamps:Friends Never Fade
ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Concord Crush
paper:Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
other: Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1/8" Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friends Never Fade Thank you

Another fun color combo using the new colors! This card uses the new Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Early Espresso for a fun color combo. For the main image, I used markers to ink up the floral stamp from the Friends Never Fade stamp set to give it the multi-colored effect. I think this stamp is really beautiful!

The "thank you" sentiment is from the level one hostess set, Because I Care.
This card was really simple and fun to make!

stamps: Friends Never Fade, Because I Care
ink:Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso
paper:Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, whisper White
other:Scallop Trim Border punch, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon


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Monday, July 12, 2010

3D Flower and New Colors!


I've been playing a bit with the new colors and I have to say I LOVE THEM! This card uses the new Cherry Cobbler along with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. It creates such a en elegant color combo, don't you think? The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler. I stamped the patterned piece by using the stamp from the set Friends never Fade in all three colors that I just mentioned. Then I framed it with Crumb Cake Card stock that I had punched along one side with using the Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Love the flower on this card? I'm going to show you how to make it at my 3D flowers class. The class is on July 29th and costs $12 to make 4 projects using 3D flowers just like this one. Let me know if you'd like to attend.

Stamps:Friends Never Fade, With all my Heart
ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
paper:Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
punches: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Circle punch, medium oval punch, scallop oval punch
other: brad, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon



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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Online Ordering Now Available!


I now have a Stampin' Up! website! You can now order from me anytime! I added a link on the right of my blog so you can always find it easily. Make sure to check out the Clearance rack-- There are some great deals only available online with discounts up to 60% off and they change what's in there occasionally, so keep checking back!

Let me know what you think of my website :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Great Catalog Party!

Just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who stopped by my New Catalog Party to drool over the new catalog with me! It was great to see all of you!

If you missed it, here are some highlights:

Everyone received a fun water bottle as a thank-you for coming. I used the new Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper to make the wraps for the bottles and the thank you is from the stamp set With All my Heart. Do you like my bucket? I found the plain white bucket and personalized it using chocolate chip D├ęcor Elements and my Big shot. The letters are from the Billboard die.



Then, to entice everyone to book a party I made this awesome booking cake:


Each piece has chocolate inside (of course) as well as a prize for booking the workshop. To create this cake, I used Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip card stock for the pieces and then for the flowers, I used the Island Floral Big Shot die. It was a bit of work to make but I love how it tuned out....super fun! This would be great to make for a bridal shower or other type of party...you could change the flowers to roses to make it more elegant.

Here is a top view:



I also had "Survival Kits" for those who picked up their new catalogs:



And, of course, Make-and-takes. Here's the Card we made:

This card uses the new Greenhouse Gala Designer paper again. I love this paper! The card uses two the new colors, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzaz along with Pumpkin Pie. The stamp set is also a new one, It's called Friends Never Fade. This set is very versatile and I'll be showing you more cards made with it soon! We also used the new 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight. This ribbon is really cool, I love the white edge on it and it comes in 13 colors! I'm going to be doing a sampler with it this month, so let me know if you'd like to participate. Check out the post below for details.

Here's the other Make-and-Take everyone got to make:


This is a simple little Hershey Nugget Wrap. It uses all new colors. The red is the new Poppy Parade. Then the ice cream cone (from the set Sweet Scoops in the Summer Mini) is stamped with Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, and Poppy Parade. Punch it out with the Large Oval Punch and then tie the whole thing together with some 1/8" very vanilla taffeta ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed my "virtual" open house. If you didn't get to stop by and get your catalog, contact me to get your copy!

July Ribbon Samplers!

Want to expand your ribbon collection, but not sure you need the entire roll? Join a Ribbon Share! I will order all the rolls and split them up for you so you get a sampling of all the colors. --I will order once I have enough members to fill the share-- Prices do not include tax/shipping and must be added to an order form. Add extra $2 shipping if you are not able to pick up from me. This promotion is not available on the website. Contact me by phone or e-mail to order.

NEW! STITCHED-POLY RIBBON SAMPLER ~ $10
NEED 5 MEMBERS
Get 3 yards each of all 5 colors of the new ½" Stitched-Poly Ribbon ribbon - a total of 15 yards! (catalog pg. 190)

Colors include:
• Blushing Bride
• Peach Parfait
• Poppy Parade
• Concord Crush
• Pear Pizzazz

NEW!
1/8" TAFFETA RIBBON SAMPLER ~ $17
NEED 5 MEMBERS
Get 2 yards each of all 13 colors of the new 1/8" Stitched-Poly Ribbon ribbon – a total of 26 yards! (catalog pg. 191)

Colors include:
• Whisper White
• Very Vanilla
• Daffodil Delight
• Pumpkin Pie
• Pretty in Pink
• Real Red
• Rich Razzleberry
• Night of Navy
• Marina Mist
• Certainly Celery
• Old Olive
• Early Espresso
• Basic Black




Thursday, July 8, 2010

WHOOO HOOO! The new catalog is here! I hope to see you Saturday at my new catalog release party! Stop by any time between 11 am and 3 pm to preview the new catalog, get your copy and shop! I will be having brats and hotdogs and a fabulous make-and- take.... and best of all it's all FREE!!

Hope to see you there. E-mail me if you have any questions!

BTW--I've been busy stamping with the new stuff but have been on a little vacation so haven't had a chance to take pix and post. I promise to share lots of fun new stuff very very soon!! the new colors are AWESOME!!!

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