Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Been a long time

Well it's been a long time, if anyone is still visiting me, please let me know. I want to see if it will be worth it to do this again. Thanks, and I've missed you all!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Razzleberry Thinking of You!

Can we just say I really love the fact that I am trying to get into DSP! I never really got into using DSP on my cards. I don't know why, but I was always of the mind frame - stamp my images, backgrounds and all! Well hello, let me tell you. If you've thought like that - go out on a line - try the paper LOL! I am having a great time playing with it!

So as much as I would like to claim this idea for my own, I am not so talented LOL! I was reading my July issue of Stampin Success, for those of you who are not demonstrators this is a magazine that Stampin Up sends to us full of ideas, and updates, and all the up coming news. It is a great wealth of information. Any how, as I hid away from my chaos of a household for the 5 minutes at a time I can escape, I was flipping through my issue and came across a feature article on a fabulous demonstrator. Her name is Mary Fish and I've been able to follow her blog and get inspired tremendously. After reading her article and seeing her samples. I had to try them on my own. So as I said, as beautiful as this card is, I can only give the credit and a huge thank you for the inspiration to Mary.

Recipe: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, rich razzleberry, dusty durango, crushed curry, and whisper white card stock, Big Shot, SU Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, 1/2" circle punch, 1/16" circle punch, corner rounder punch, linen thread, 3/8" white taffeta ribbon.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Today I was playing with an idea, and again you'll have to forgive me, but I do not remember where the idea came from. If this is from you, please let me know and I will make the appropriate credit! I decided to play with some colors that I wasn't quite sure they would blend, but seemed to come out okay. I think it makes a cute summery (is that a word?) card.

First I took a crushed curry base, then added a layer of old olive punched with the scallop edge punch. I then added a layer of choc. chip. With some scrap of choc chip card stock I stamped the dots from Itty bitty backgrounds with white stazon ink and punched out three circles with the 1 1/4" circle punch. Then punched out three scallop circles in crushed curry. I don't know if you can see in the picture or not but I actually took the paper snips and clipped the edges of the scallops so they would lift a bit. I then punched out a few garden green snippets of the five petal flower punch for the leaves. I added the choc chip centers to the crushed curry scallops and adhered the leaves behind them. Then starting from the center, for positioning purposes LOL, I added the sunflowers to the choc chip layer. I then stamped "just for you" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in choc chip to bottom right corner.

If you haven't already ordered the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, I would! This is a great set that covers about EVERYTHING! It is $36.95 and includes 24 really does cover about everything for any kind of card you could possibly want to send. It works with just about every punch too, or as you can see on this card just fine by itself!

Well, have a great day! If you have any questions please let me know!

Recipe: Teeny Tiny Wishes and Itty Bitty Backgrounds Stamp sets, crushed curry, choc chip, garden green, and old olive card stock. Choc chip classic ink, white stazon. Scallop edge punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch, and paper snips.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Feel Better Soon

I just love how this card came out. This is from our July club meeting, and I think the girls had a really great time making this card, and using all the fun tools! I used the Kind and Caring Level 3 hostess set on this card, as I seem to be using it a lot lately. I think this is my new "favorite" set, if I could have just one :0) The original idea came from a very sweet fellow demonstrator friend Marie. Make sure you go by and check her out!

First I took a melon mambo card base and layered it with whisper white card stock. Then took a layer of DSP, rubbed it over with the embossing buddy to keep the excess powder from sticking (yes this thing really does work) and stamped the flower image in Versa mark and covered it with white embossing powder, then heat set it. On a scrap of white I stamped the "feel better soon" sentiment in melon mambo, punched out with the small oval punch and sponged the edges with melon mambo classic ink. I then punched a scallop oval out of pumpkin pie and layered the sentiment. I then adhered a strip on the melon mambo polka dot ribbon flipped over on the DSP layer and adhered it to the whisper white layer. Then using stampin dimensionals I popped on the scallop oval sentiment.

Have a great day! If you have any questions please let me know.

Recipe: Kind and Caring Thoughts (Level 3 hostess set), Melon Mambo, whisper white, and pumpkin pie card stock. Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, melon mambo classic ink, versa mark pad, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, powder pal, SU heat tool, small oval punch, scallop oval punch, stampin sponges, melon mambo polka dot ribbon (flipped over).

Monday, July 20, 2009

Have a Honey of a Day!

Have a honey of a day!

This was a fun exciting card to make. It took me two tries to get it right, LOL but that is part of learning right! My idea came from a fellow demonstrator in Ontario, Canada. Dale is a super talented stamper and I love stopping by her blog to see what she's up to. Go see Dale. See what cool things she is up to! And thank you Dale for the continued inspiration. is how I did this, and I learned this the second time LOL. Remember you can't punch through several layers of CS with the punches, so you have to punch one layer at a time. This is what I did. First I punched out a 1 1/4" circle, and punched the scallop around it. Then attached it to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 layer of crushed curry with a two way glue pen. This helped to layer the scallops so they were even on the card and not over lapping each other. Then using the 1 1/4" circle punched, I punched the circles out of the crushed curry, attached it to the whisper white card base and punched the circles out of the whisper white.....surprise....yes the little little bees are on the white on the inside of the card! I then colored in the bees and the flower on the front using yoyo yellow and basic grey S&W markers, then using the gel pen added some accent to the flower and added the dots around the scallops.

Have a great day, and if you have any questions please let me know :0)

Recipe: Just Buzzin' By stamp set, crushed curry, whisper white, and basic black card stock, yoyo yellow, basic grey stamp & write markers, basic black classic stamp pad, signo gel pen, 1 1/4" circle punch and scallop circle punch.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Celebrate Your Day!

Celebrate Your Day is a complete case....but I can't remember from who! If this is your card...I will gladly give you the credit, just please let me know. I had seen it while blog hopping one day. Let me tell you, as simple as it looked, I've never torn a card apart so many times LOL! And I think I actually tore it apart one more time after this picture because my real red strip is smaller hee hee hee!

Okay, so off to what I did. I stamped the top part of a whisper white base with the speckle stamp in Itty Bitty Backgrounds in only orange classic ink, then taking my word window punch and my bag of bold bright scraps (gasp....yes I used scraps on a card) I punched out four or five of the following colors: only orange, yoyo yellow, tempting turquoise, and real red. I then adhered them to the back of a strip 3/4" x 5 1/4" (you'll have to trim the edges to get them all to fit) and tied a 1/4" temp turq. grosgrain ribbon. Then at the bottom of the card from the Celebrate stamp set, I stamped celebrate in temp. turq. and your day in real red. I then punched 3 - 3/4" circles out of yoyo yellow and inserted the turq brad from the bold bright brads and attached them to the card using stampin dimensionals. Nothing exquisite, but I seen it and thought it would be fun to try....and I'll pass next time J/K LOL!

Have a great day, and if you have any questions please let me know.

Recipe: Whisper white, only orange, real red, temp turq, and yoyo yellow card stock. Only orange, temp turq, and real red classic ink. Word window punch, 1/4" turq grosgrain ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, bold brights brads, stampin dimensionals. Celebrate stamp set, Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thanks I Needed That....

This card was super easy, and super fun! It seems really bright and uplifting to me as well!

First I randomly stamped the flower from Holiday blitz in pixie pink on the pixie pink base card. Then I stamp the bird image from Fun & Fast Notes in black stazon on water color paper. Using my S&W markers, I outlined the images I wanted to color, then blended the color around with the blender pens. Using the 1/16" circle punch I punched a small hole in the middle of the flower and attached a small pink circle fire brad. Then using the cutter kit distresser, I distressed the edges on the watercolor paper and the ballet blue cs. I attached the layers and adhered it to the card. Like I said...super easy, super fun!

Have a great day, if you have any questions please let me know.

Fun & Fast Notes stamp set, Holiday Blitz stamp set, cutter kit, circle fire brads, pixie pink, ballet blue, and glorious green S&W markers, pixie pink classic stamp pad, pixie pink cs, ballet blue cs, water color paper, 1/16" circle punch, blender pens, black stazon.