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.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly!

Wouldn't we all like to be able to fly away on occasion hee hee hee! People make a difference in our lives everyday, make sure you tell them....even if it a, "hey! you're in my thoughts!"

I think you know how I did this one, but I'll give a quick run down LOL! Stamped the flat butterfly image in yoyo yellow and two stepped the dotted outline in glorious green. Then stamped the one glorious green following the butterfly :0) I stamped a the "thank you on the lower right corner of the card (can't remember what set its from ;{) oops!) I scallop edged the glorious green CS, then layered the whisper white cs on top. Then adhered it to the card. Then I used the signo gel pen and added the accent to the glorious green.

Enjoy! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Recipe: Flight of the butterfly stamp set, Yoyo yellow, glorious green, and whisper white CS, yoyo yellow, glorious green classic ink. scallop edge punch, signo gel pen.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Friend Strengthens You

The picture of this card didn't come out very well. But the sentiment was enough.

I have found in the last 7 months that all of my strength has come through my friends and family. This was a card we did for a fundraiser for Relay for Life, and I made several extras afterwards. As I was the sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment from Gods Blessings in rose red where I wanted it first, then stamped petal images off the paper on all four corners to layer around the sentiment. Then on the lower corner I stamped the center flower image on the card, then one on a scrap and punched it out with the 1" circle punch, then added it to the card with a dimensional. Very quick, very basic....but clearly makes a point! If you wanted to add some pizazz to it....add some glitter :0)

Enjoy, and if you have any questions please let me know.

Recipe: Pick a petal stamp set, Gods Blessing stamp set. Apricot Appeal classic ink, rose red classic ink, 1" circle punch, stampin dimensionals.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Just Buzzin By!

This is one of my favorites. A bit time consuming but so worth it in the end. I was very excited! Very rarely do I actually send out cards anymore because I can't seem to find the time to sit down an write anything, but this one I want to get in the mail to my Mom. There is a very long story that goes with Mom....and I don't talk to her as often as I would like, but I want her to know she is ALWAYS on my mind!

For this card I started with a basic whisper white card base then added from there! I punched a scallop out of some scrap and then sponged the clouds around the scallop. I think I used bashful blue ;) Then I stamped the two flowers and a half a bee off the side of the card. I colored them in with S&W markers and used 2 way glue and dazzling diamonds on the flowers and bee wings. Then I went to some scrap and stamped the bee hive, and a bee at the hive. I water colored it with summer sun I think ;) and close to cocoa. I added it to the card with stampin dimensionals to raise it off the page. Then I took some scrap and got to snipping with my very awesome very sharp SU paper snips (I love those little scissors). Then fanned down the blades a little to look like the grass, taller grass that is..more specifically {my grass need of a good cut LOL}.

So there you have it today, hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, please let me know.

Recipe: As close as I can get it :0) Just Buzzin By stamp set, Whisper white CS, Old Olive CS, bashful blue classic ink, cameo coral classic ink, yoyo yellow S&W marker (on the bees), basic black S&W marker, regal rose and ballet blue S&W markers (on the flowers), aqua painters, summer sun classic ink, 2 way glue, stampin dimensionals, scallop circle punch and paper snips.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A little Somethin!

This card I put together for no reason at all other than to try out the scallop border and try to play with some color combos that I don't usually use. I have since learned the technique and layering Ha, ha, ha! So coming cards using this will look much better! LOL. Not typical colors for me to use, and don't know that I would use them again....but I thought I would share :0)

Recipe: The set is a retired hostess set, A Little Somethin', Itty Bitty Basics (currently available). Cardstock used: Kiwi kiss, regal rose, rose red, basic gray, and vanilla. Tools: corner rounder, scallop edge punch, regal rose S&W marker.

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

Thursday, July 9, 2009

God's Beauty!

I absolutely hate this set retired! It is such an awesome set. This is a card we made at stamp club last month (June) Can you guess what stamp set my hostess selected LOL! We also used the retiring in colors, which I am missing, but not as much as I thought I would as the new in colors have definetly gained my love hee hee hee!

Here we used a technique I had never tried for fear of the delicate nature of the paper. So I closed my eyes, took a breath, stamped the butterfly in pacific point on vellum (not the cardstock), and cut away. I even mangaged to cut it out well LOL! My club members were a little nervous as well, but when we were done, everyone was pleased and quite surprised how easy it was. And, how not so delicate the paper is. I think we'll use it more now.

Recipe: Gods Beauty Stamp Set, Pacific point cardstock, kiwi kiss cardstock, old olive 5/8" grossgrain ribbon, confetti white cardstock, pacific point classic ink, kiwi kiss classic ink, pink pirouette classic ink, soft subtles brads, stampin dimentionals, and mini glue dots.

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Water color experiment!

This card was more of a test project for me. I have a really hard time getting the water coloring bit just "right". So one day I went on strike around home and sat down to play. I found out it really is a technique that you just have to sit and play with.

I started out using a 2 1/2 x 3 piece of confetti white cardstock. Stamped the image in black stazon, then using coordinating stamp and write markers, I colored in my images with my lightest color first then blending in a darker highlight. I also used colors I wouldn't usually mix ( a scrap from here or there) In the end I was pleased with the results as it gave me "something different" LOL, not something I usually do. I mounted the confetti white on an old olive piece of CS 3 x 3 1/2, then using stampin dimensionals I added them to my base card. For the base I used a cardsize Pacific Point (now retired :0(, sorry) a scrap of kiwi kiss (also retired) 1 1/4 x 5 1/2, and layed old olive ribbon over the kiwi kiss. I stamped my verse, Three litte words... and inside I stamped "thinking of you". The three little words stampe set is still available, and is a great stamp set for anything you want to say.

So, have fun, go create and let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Teacher Thank Yous

These were our Teacher Appreciation gifts that my kids took in to school. They were so simple, yet the teachers loved them. We sent these in for all the teachers and assistants that my kids had this year.

I used some old DSP cardstock that I had from an old scrappin kit. We sent the pieces through the Big Shot using the Pillow Box die. I love this die as there are many uses for it. (We have a cool project for back to school that we are planning on doing). We used sticky strip along the box seal as it holds best for these. Then stuffed them with some chocolate minatures. Punched out a thank you with the square scallop, added a gold eyelet, some gold cord, and tied ribbon around it. A simple recipe for a quick thank you. Would make great party favors, or a trinket box for smaller gifts.
Have a great day, and let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

This card I just made for one of the dearest women in our lives....Grandma. Troys grandma is possibly the sweetest woman I have ever met. We go by and visit with her a couple times a week and talk, and lately she seems to keep our schedules straight with life and everything at church. And this is my way of saying Thank You to her!

Recipe: I used a basic white card, and blocked off a 2 x 2 1/2 section in the right upper corner of the card. Then with an old SU stencil (I can't remember the name of it) I sponged the lines in real red. Then using my small star punch I punched out a few stars and lightly adhered them to the blocked off area and sponged brilliant blue around the stars. Then using a two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter I filled in the stars. Then stamped Celebrate today from the Celebrate stamp set.

That's it, hope you enjoy it, and have a wonderful Independence Day - and thank you to all of our Veterans who have made it that way!