Friday, April 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop!

It's time again to see what those brilliant stampers at Stampin' Addicts have created! Click here 
to go to the list of participants and get started on all the stamping goodness!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Open Sea

This is my card for the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini swap. I love all things nautical, and I'm so excited we'll have the Nautical Expedition papers and Open Sea stamps for the summer!

I stamped the ship image in Early Espresso ink on an oversized Naturals White cardstock. Then I tore around the image and inked it in more Espresso. I used the handle of a small paintbrush to roll the edges--I was going for an "old map" kind of look.

The DSP is Nautical Expedition--beautiful colors for Father's Day, which is coming up faster than you think! I used Jumbo eyelets and the new Baker's Twine--in Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso--to finish off my main image. The background is stamped with the ship's log image.

Check back tomorrow for the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop. As always, these stampers have some brilliant ideas for you!

Stamps: Open Sea
Paper: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Naturals White, Nautical Expedition DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Brads, Baker's Twine Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso, Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Nature's Walk

This is another card from the set I made for my sister. Faux silk again, and this one has the bunched-up-ribbon on the side. I put down a line of sticky strip, then folded and scrunched (the technical word) the seam binding onto it. I think it looks very springy!

Stamps: Nature Walk
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, tissue paper
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Baja Blue
Accessories: glue stick, Baja Seam Binding

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Four Frames in Paisley

We made this project at club on Tuesday, and it was a hit! The stamp set Four Frames and the Designer Series Paper Paisley are part of the Spring is Blossoming promotion going on now! Here are the details:

Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:
  • Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!
Four Frames Stamp SetW: item 123440 | $20.95
C: item 123442 | $15.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paperitem 122367 | $9.95
This gorgeous paper contains 12 sheets: two each of six double-sided designs in Bravo Burgundy, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, River Rock, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Whisper White.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Carrot cone

We'll be making this cute carrot treat holder tonite at our hostess club meeting. What a fun die that Petal Cone is! The possibilities are endless. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Faux silk for my sister

My little sister's birthday is next week. She'll be 12. Not really, but that's how it should be! Anyway, I wanted to make her some notecards for her birthday, and she's pretty picky. lol She's the tall, thin sister whose house is all the right colors, you know??? We love her anyway. Ok, don't tell her about this blog post.

I decided to go with more faux silk, because I'm still stuck on that technique! And it's so pretty, I thought I had a good chance of making something she'd like! So here is one of the card styles--there are a couple more I'll show ya later. Break out that tissue paper and give Faux Silk a try! and if you love this set (Nature Walk), you need to order it by the end of April, before it goes away! Click over to my Stampin Up shopping site to check it out. 

Stamps: Nature Walk
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, tissue paper
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Glue stick, Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder

Monday, April 4, 2011

For all the amazing women

It's time to be thinking of what to give for Mother's Day. And it's not just for mothers, you know! Grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and friends are among the other women who mean the most to us. Or maybe you'd just like a good reason to treat yourself!

I'll be holding a Mother's Day class on Tuesday, April 26, with cards and gifts to make any of the important women in your life happy! RSVP (and payment) cutoff is 8 am Monday, April 18 so I can get the jewelry ordered in time!  If you can't make it on the 26th, there is a possibility of opening another night, or we can make the projects for you for a small fee. Please let me know if you are interested in one of those options.

** Simply Adorned pendant and chain with 12 beautiful inserts. $35

** Stationery set and card holder with 6 cards and envelopes. $15
** Mother's Day card and matching envelope. $2