Friday, July 30, 2010

New Catalog Blog Hop!

My friends at Stampin' Addicts have some fabulous projects to show you! Click here to start!

Or head over to Stampin' Addicts to check out the galleries and suggestions and all around great people!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Everything's coming up Daffodil!

I love yellow. It's my favorite color! So when there was a New Color Swap, it was easy for me to pick--Daffodil Delight!

I used the brand new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on Vellum cardstock. Didn't it turn out to be beautiful??? I used markers to color the flower stamp from Friends Never Fade. That made it easy to do a few highlights on the main blossom!


Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Vellum Cardstock, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,

Monday, July 26, 2010

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree . . .

Yes, I know it's July. Believe me, I know. Summer in the high desert is quite the reminder. lol But there was this Christmas swap, you see, and I couldn't resist!

This swap required at least one NEW thing. The set I used--Christmas Classics--has been around awhile, but the rhinestones are new! As is the Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta and cardstock, as well as the Cherry Cobbler cardstock!


Stamps: Christmas Classics
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Garden Green Craft, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing folder, Merry Embosslit, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta, stampin sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kimono Kids--Convention 2010

I didn't make it to the Stampin Up Convention this year, but my swap sister Janice agreed to swap for me! The next few posts will be the swaps I sent to her.

This was my general swap for the Stampin Addicts Meet & Greet! I fell in love with this set--Kimono Kids--at first glance, and it's become more and more a favorite! To me, red, black and gold is the go-to Asian color scheme. So I went to it!

I stamped the little girl with Black Craft ink on watercolor paper and then embossed. Riding Hood Red Classic ink to watercolor her dress, shoes, and hair ornament. I picked up Blush Blossom marker with my Aquapainter to do the feet, hands, and face. After it dried, I used a sponge dauber and Gold Shimmer Paint to highlight the flowers and her hair ornament.

Thanks, Janice, for swapping for me!


Stamps: Kimono Kids
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Watercolor, Brushed Gold, Love Letter DSP
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Riding Hood Red Classic, Blush Blossom marker
Accessories: Gold Shimmer Paint, Aquapainter, Clear Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/8" Black Taffeta

Monday, July 19, 2010

In the catbird seat

This is the second card we made at club last week. Can you tell I'm enjoying the Aviary set??? So easy to use, and that's a big plus! We also squeezed in some of the yummy new In Color Poly Twill ribbon! It's so soft and nice--I can't stop petting it!


Stamps: Aviary 121 (120462), Curly Cute 149 (120510), Itty Bitty Bits 130 (120060)
Paper (165-169): Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink (165-169): Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush
Accessories: Eyelet Edge Punch 201 (119853), Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon 190 (119265), Itty Bitty Punch Pack 201 (118309), Itty Bitty Buttons 186 (118761), Linen thread 190 (104199), Mini Glue Dots 197 (103683)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Whoooo is cute?

Excuse me while I GUSH about this punch! I lovelovelove this owl! And I have been resisting owl stamps for YEARS! But this one, ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyyy. Just order it now. Truly. {gush over. for now.} This punch comes with so many cute pieces! You can make your owl a boy or a girl, cute or manly, however you like! The branch is from the two-step bird punch.

We made this card at our hostess club last night. I love the colors in this new Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Play Date! So bright and cheerful--easy as pie to use. (Note to paper hoarders: you can order more!)


Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White, Play Date DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Two-Step Owl Punch Extra Large, Two Step Bird Punch Extra Large, Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder

Monday, July 12, 2010

For the birds

I am in love with this new set, Aviary! Isn't it darling? This card also uses the teeny-and-cute Itty Bitty Bits set and matching punches and buttons. (Ya gotta love when a whole set of things works together.)

We'll be making another card with this set tomorrow night at club! Be there or be square. :-)


Stamps: Aviary, Itty Bitty Bits
Paper: Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Itty Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Digital Downloads!

Stampin' Up! has some great new digital downloads available today! They are each $ .95! Download them today from my Stampin Up Website!

Bitty Bat Punch Digital Download (122152)

Eyelet Border Punch - Digital Download 122150

 Ornament Punch - Digital Download 122154

  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch - Digital Download 122151

And my favorite: Two Step Owl Punch - Digital Download 122153