Friday, February 25, 2011

Stampin Addicts Birthday Technique Blog Hop

It's time for another great blog hop from my friends at Stampin' Addicts!  You can start HERE at Yapha's blog, or head over to the blog thread HERE for the complete list! Either way, don't miss the fabulous projects those crazy Addicts have put together for you! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy birthday, Stampin Addicts!

Two years ago, I found a new home on the interwebs. My friends and I had been looking for a place that was "All Stampin Up, All the Time!" and we just couldn't find it. Sooooo, as the story goes, we started one! Stampin Addicts is your one-stop shop for chat and support about all things Stampin Up. If you're a stamper or demonstrator/stamper looking for friends, this is the place for you! Please join us and check out our galleries, discussion boards, challenges, and blog hops! It's free and fun and we'd love to have you! 

Check out this thread for more on the Stampin Addicts Birthday Bash Virtual Card Shower!  

And check back later this week for more information on the Stampin Addicts Birthday Technique Blog Hop! 

Stamps: Curly Cute
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, 
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Die, Jumbo Eyelets, Cropadile, Old Olive Taffeta ribbon

Monday, February 21, 2011

Whooo loves Sale-a-bration?

Me, me, me! I'm having so much fun with my Sale-a-bration goodies! This card uses the Ice Cream Parlor DSP and the Punch Bunch set. Both are available only through the end of March, but FREE with your $50 purchase.

Stamps: Punch Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Peach Parfait, Brilliant Blue, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Ink: Peach Parfait, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Big Shot, Tulip Frame embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Owl punch

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A notebook trio

I inherited a love for office supplies from my father. Notebooks, pens, paperclips, staplers . . . . . {sigh of happiness}. So when I found out I could make my own notebooks, I was in a little bit of heaven! The Love Letter DSP is one of my favorites in this catalog! These notebooks were gifts for some special friends, and I hope they know how much I love them!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Right on the button!

Another February club card! I can't seem to make anything but Sew Suite projects these days. First we made our own background stamp by placing several button images from the Button Button set on a large clear block. We stamped the right side of this card in Early Espresso ink to add a little texture. The button card is from one of the great sheets of Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper (DSP). I trimmed several images so each club member could make the one she liked best. We used the Sweet Buttons Embosslit to make a coordinating button from cardstock, then clear embossed it to make it look even more realistic!

The Sew Suite set of productts make creating so easy!

Stamps: Button, Button (Mini 34, 122040), Sew Suite (Mini33, 122009), Bring on the Cake (Mini 20, 121958)
Paper: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Sweet Stitches DSP (Mini 32, 121781)
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Daffodil Taffeta ribbon, Sweet Buttons Embosslit (Mini 36)

Button Button Stamp Set

Sew Suite Stamp Set

Sweet Buttons Embosslit

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

That's going to need stitches

I tried to resist all the Sew Suite stuff, I *really* did! But I failed. How could I resist that Designer Paper???? and the Fabric Covered Buttons??? Ohhh, and the jumbo wheel!

This sketch comes from the Clean and Simple website--FTL 125. We made this fun card last night at our monthly hostess club meeting.  In the past, I have unmounted and cut up several jumbo wheels, but this one seemed particularly suited to being "de-wheeled."
It's easy to do--just cut along the glued seam on the wheel with your craft knife. The rubber will peel off the wheel. I used my Tabletop Cutter to slice the stitches apart. I swiped a bit of Multi Glue along the back of the rubber and allowed it to dry, and now it works perfectly with a clear block! Even my clubbers who were sure it would be too hard were surprised! Because the strips are so narrow, it's easy to get them right where you want them on your image.

We used strips from the delightful Sweet Stitches DSP pack and then added Chocolate Chip stitching! I think I'll use the images from this wheel a whole lot more unmounted than I would otherwise! Give it a try and see what you think.

Stamps: A Word for You (158, 120528), In Stitches Wheel (Mini 34, 121946)
Paper: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Sweet Stitches DSP (Mini 32, 121781)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads (Mini 36, 121880), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bugs and Kisses

Every month, my stamp club does a swap. This month's theme was "nature." Bugs and Kisses has been around for awhile, and it was calling out to me to be used! The designer paper is from Stampin' Up's Sale-a-bration kit--Ice Cream Parlor. The colors are bright and fun and inspired the colors for the "bugs." What sets are lonely in your stamp drawer????


Stamps: Bugs and Kisses
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, dimensionals

Friday, February 4, 2011

Simply Adorned for Valentines Day

I have to admit to not jumping on the jewelry bandwagon right at first. It seemed fine, but not anything I'd be interested in. But now I am! It's amazing how fun it is to work with that tiny canvas! These images came on a tag Stampin' Up! sent to demonstrators on a free Valentines sample. I added rhinestones and think these Simply Adorned inserts turned out GREAT! Check out the Love Impressions rub ons (121886, page 8 in the Occasions Mini Catalog) for similar images!

Simply Adorned Chain 24" (116800)
Simply Adorned Charm 1" x 1 1/4" (116798)