Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Striped Scallop in Coastal Cabana

I have been busy making cards but failing to post them, so you will want to check back every day for the next week, maybe two, as I will be posting a card a day until caught up.

I love the new Striped Scallop Die. I have seen a lot of samples tone on tone, and even though I love that look I wanted the die to really pop, so I used two coordinating colors. I still am enjoying playing with my Blendabilities. When you use alcohol markers don't get frustrated if you don't get exactly what you want. You just need to play with them until you are able to get the effect you want. They also take a while to dry, so you don't really see the finished effect for awhile. I always teach that you never have a mistake on a card, just a plan "B", so when I got some speckles on my card, I just added more, so they looked like they belonged. On this particular card I did not blend as much as I normally do choosing to have more definition in the color changes.  I am quite pleased with the results. This card would be good for almost any occasion.

Stampin' Supplies: (All supplies Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Bloom with Hope
Ink: Memento Black
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Striped Scallop Thinlit die, Oval Collection Framlits dies, Stampin Dimensionals.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Blended Bloom colored with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities

Here is another Blended Bloom card I promised a week or so ago. I got waylaid with the masculine cards for Fathers Day, but today I had time to sneak this one in.

If you have never played with Alcohol markers before the Blended Bloom stamp is a great one to get. I has nice big areas for you to pay and experiment with. I love the simplicity of this card. Just stamp, ink paper, but I did pop up the flower. The border from the Summer Silhouettes was just enough to give the card some color but not overpower the flower.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy Stampin'

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Summer Silhouettes and Yippee-Skippee
Ink: Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie
Stampin' Write markers: Old Olive an Pumpkin Pie
Blendabilities: Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wetlands and background using the Simply Scored diagonal plate

Another Wetlands card. Once I started using that stamp set I could not stop. I have always loved the little Sandpipers at the beach. They are so entertaining to watch as the run towards the ocean as the waves go out and back towards the beach as the waves come in.

I have been playing around a lot with my Blender Pen and the Aqua Painter. I tend to prefer the Aqua Painter, but learned the Blender pen works much better on the birds body and coloring the center panel. I tried the Blender pen on the water, and the Aqua Painter wins hands down there.

Using the Simply Scored with the measurements on both the top and side, made scoring this card using the Diagonal plate super easy. A great tip is to rub your card stock with wax paper first. It makes the scoring much easier. I will be making some more scored cards, so check back. If you subscribe or follow my blog it is easier to know when I have a new post. Now, get out your Simply Scored and Diagonal plate and start having fun. I you do not have one, simply click the Shop Now button and you can have one sent right to your doorstop from by Stampin' Up! website. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stampin'

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Wetlands and Remembering your Birthday
Ink: Momento Black, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pazzazz and Soft Suede
Paper: Island Indigo and Whisper White
Accessories: 1" square punch, Simply Scored board, and Diagonal Plate, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter

Friday, June 6, 2014

You make the world a better place with Traveler globe

Another Masculine card to celebrate Fathers day. This card features the globe from the new Travelers set, the World Map and sentiment from Starburst sayings. I love that with stamping up everything coordinates so when I stamp world on Cherry Cobbler paper it perfectly matches the Cherry Cobbler ribbon strip and splats on the card. The map was sponged Baked Brown Sugar and Daffodil Delight. the globe was masked then the world map was stamped on top of it. The Globe was colored using the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities alcohol markers.

Stamps: Traveler, World Map, Starburst Sayings and Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar and Daffodil Delight.
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Coastal Cabana and Skin Tone Assortment (Mocha, Bronze, Blush)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Magnetic platform, Starburst and Circle collection Framelits, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon, Stampin' Sponges and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Man's suit card

He is another Fathers Day inspired card. Even thought the suit card has been around awhile, I loved this card with the sweater vest instead of just a shirt. I thought the new Arrow Textured Impressions embossing folder and the Chevron paper look great together. The Candy dots are also great because they are so easy to use. The bow tie is made by punching out two pieces from the large Oval punch, and folding in half, do not crease the end as you want it rounded. Attach the two pieces to a small scrap of paper. Cut a small rectangle of matching paper and wrap around the two ends.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Ink: Night of Navy Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock, Regal Collection Designer Series Paper (Crushed Curry Chevron)
Accessories: Regals Candy Dots (Crushed Curry), Texture Boutique machine, Arrows Textured Impressions embossing folder, Picture life corner (rounder) punch. Large Oval punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Woodlands with sponged background

I love the Woodlands stamp set for masculine and beach cards. This card is fast and easy. I colored the grasses with the Blender pen and ink from the lid of a ink pad. I used the same technique except with the Aqua Painter for the Goose. The background is sponged with three separate blue ink and then the Candy Dots were added.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!:

Stamp Set: Woodlands

Monday, June 2, 2014

Traveler, Postage Due and Really Good Greetings

This week I will be posting masculine cards since Father's Day is fast approaching. Besides Father's Day you can also use them for Birthday, Thinking of You, Miss you or any other occasion you have to give a man a card. I love the old time vintage feel of this card. I think I am going to try it with the Burlap ribbon instead of mesh. I will add that picture at the bottom of this post later.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted:
Stamps: Traveler, Postage Due and Really Good Greetings
Inks: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze.
Stampin' Write Markers: Cajun Crazeand Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin Sponges, Postage Stamp Punch. Woodgrain Textured Impressions embossing folder, Mesh (not SU)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Remembering Christmas deer and Lovely as a tree

This is a case from a Michelle Zindorf card. I have had this deer stamp for awhile and since Fathers Day is fast approaching decided I needed to make some masculine cards. I really wanted to use the Square Lattice die, but could not find mine so I used and non su subititution. I cannot wait until june 2nd so I can order some of the new embossing folders. I am going to miss Square Lattice so much, as it was my go to for masculine cards.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Stamps: Remembering Christmas and Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and the New Tangelo Twist (In Color)
Paper: Basic Black, Soft Suede and Whisper White
Accessories: Antique Brads, Stampin' Sponges, Burlap Ribbon, and non su embossing folder.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities on Blended Bloom

I am having so much fun with the new Stampin' Up' Blendabilities. I am anxious for the time my customers can order them and the other colors become available. I have the Blended Bloom also in Daffodil Delight made into a card I will post later. I have made a Rich Razzleberry Flower that I still have to make a card for. Watch for them. I will be posting them late next week, after I post some masculine cards for Fathers Day. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stampin'

Stampin Supplies: (All supplies Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Dictionary background and Everything Eleanor
Ink: Momento Black
Blendabilities Alcohol markers: Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock. Cherry Cobbler dots from the Regals designer series paper pack.
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals,  Paper snips, paper cutter and snail adhesive

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Stampin' Up! color chart June 2014

Here is a new color chart I made using Microsoft word. The flowers are the new in colors.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

For some reason I just have to use the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on every other card I make lately.  I just love the splatter stamps, although I would leave off he splatter where the sentiment goes. Lately it seems that I also am into coloring my sentiments with my markers. I also have a lot of washi tape and decided I need to use some, so I can by the new that will be coming out June 2nd, when the new catalog starts. I also realized that I could have put the 15th between the Happy and Anniversary and given this to my husband in August when we celebrate our anniversary. Don't you love the Jumbo pearls on this card. They are retiring, so if you want some you need to get them before the end of the month. At first I didn't think I would like them, but they look great on this flower. You could also use 3 small ones, if you don't have the large ones. Also the little punch that I used on the inside flower is retired, but a new set is coming in the new catalog. Thank you for stopping by. If you are ever in the Charleston, Summerville area of South Carolina, stop by and see me. Until then, happy stampin'

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Flower Shop, Yippie Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge and Memorial Moments (inside)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Stampin' Write Markers: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango and Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White and Maritime Designer series paper (in flower on inside of the card.
Accessories: Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Jumbo pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pansy Punch

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! new Blendabilities (alcohol markers)

I just got my Blendabilities in. I absolutely love, love, love them! They are more affordable than the other alcohol markers out there, they have a square cap so they don't roll off the table, and they come in the fabulous Stampin' Up! colors, so you can get paper, ribbon, ink pads to match. They come in a set of three, so you don't have to try and figure out which markers to blend with. We also have a awesome colorless blender to with them. The set of six skin tone colors is a definite must have. If you never used alcohol markers before, come try them. Blending with them is awesome. I used them on the shell and starfish. I also changed the top of the watercolored section to coral and yellow, instead of the coral and strawberry.

I have the supply list in the studio. I will add it to this post tomorrow. Until then, Happy Stampin'

Friday, May 2, 2014

Everything Eleanor with Lattice
This uses another one of my favorite dies the Lattice Bigz Die. This time it was used as a mask instead of using the cute out die on the card. I actually cut it twice, cut the second in half and using the snail adhered both pieces to the card. Then using a Stampin' Sponge, sponged color onto the Whisper White card stock. 
 My helper, Lisa chose to color her flower Sky Blue, so I had her add a Sky Blue Panel and Ribbon.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Blooming with Kindness (Flowering Flourishes)
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Sky Blue and So Saffron Stampin' Write markers, Wisteria Wonder classic ink pad.
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, (Sky Blue card#2) card stock.
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Lattice die (retiring), White Organza Ribbon, (Soft Sky Seam binding ribbon card #2), Stampin' Sponges and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Happy Stampin'         

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Clockworks Masculine Card

I have always loved this stamp set and when I saw it on the retired list I knew I had to make a card using it for this months stamp camp, and with Father's Day just around the corner it was a perfect choice. I want to thank my friend, Lisa for helping me with the samples. Our cards are similar but she used the Chevron embossing folder and a different sentiment. I always like to have a Father's Day card for those who need it with an option to make it non Father's Day for those who don't. I love the sentiment on the second card because it could be used for Father's Day or a Birthday. Please overlook the fact that our sentiments might now be perfectly straight, we were rushed when we made these samples.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Clockworks, card #1 Amazing Family, card #2 Really Good Greetings
Ink: Island Indigo and Always Artichoke
Paper: Island Indigo, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, card #1 Chevron, card #2 Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing folder. 1 1/4" 1", 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches (or you could use the Circle collection Framelits. Stampin' Sponges and Stampin' Dimensionals. I recommend either using the glue stick or Sticky Strip, instead of Snail when attaching the embossed panels.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stampin'
Blossom Party Original Die

This card is made with the Blossom Party Original Sizzix Die that is one the retirement list and only available while supplies last. I wanted to make this card for this months stamp camp to show the amazing flowers that you can make with this die. You will want to make sure you get this die before supplies run out. You also might want to order a set the the Jumbo Pearls, used in the large flower as they are retiring also.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Million & One and En Francais
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Primrose Petals
Paper: So Saffron and Very Vanilla cardstock. So Saffron from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack.
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine. Blossom Party Original die, Little Leaves Sizzlit die (also retiring), Basic and Jumbo Pearls, Two way glue, Itty Bitty shapes punch pack. (retiring).

Thanks for looking,
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monstermaniacs Magic

This card is for Tuesday Make-n-Takes. I always like this stamp set. It is not in any of our catalogs, but you can order directly from me on on-line here.  When I saw Dawn Griffith do a magic card with it, I had to have it. This is my version of Dawn's card you can see here. You will be surprised how easy this is to make.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps:Monstermaniacs and Yippee Skippee.
Ink: Black StazOn
Stampin' Write Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red.
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Window sheet.
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine. Magnetic Platform. Square Collections Framelits dies, Bitty Banners Framelits dies, Square Lattice Textured Impressions embossing folder, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Crumb Cake 1/2" Ribbon Seam Binding, Crop-a-dile (retired)

I hope you enjoyed this card.
Happy Stampin.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Embossed Flower Garden
 This is the third card for this months stamp camp. This card features the Flowers Garden Textured Impressions embossing folder. I really love the way Kathy put her three flowers together at the bottom, ceating more of a bouquet look.


All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps:#1 A Dozen Thoughts #2 Remembering your birthday
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Very Vanilla, #1 Perfect Plum #2 Pear Pazzazz
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Flower Garden Textured Impressions embossing folder, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2 Oval circle and Scallop Oval punches.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Blessed Easter
This is the second project for this months stamp camp. This card was designed by my helper Kathy and myself. This is the first time I have used the Pewter embossing powder and I LOVE IT!. I have never like to use black on flowers. I like Basic Gray, but it is Pewter for now on. This is a fast and easy card. I love to watercolor. These turned out fabulously even using the Very Vanilla card stock instead of watercolor paper. When you are not using watercolor paper, the trick is to make sure your brush tip is not to wet. I think I would have like this a little better if I had stamped off before stamping the En Francais background. The second card uses a different background. and on the inside Kathy choose to stamp the flowers in soft suede, not embossed. Our color scheme came from the color in the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper pack.

 All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Blessed Easter, #1 En Francais, #2 Georgeous Grunge.
Ink: VersaMark, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pazzazz, also inside: Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Magnetic Platform, Oval Collection Framlets, Pewter embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat tool, Aqua Painter, Vanilla 1/2" ribbon seam binding.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Weekly Deals March 11, 2014 
through March 17, 2014
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