Friday, August 26, 2011

Holiday Mini Blog Hop!

Check out what my creative friends at Stampin Addicts have done! The Holiday Mini Catalog will be available for your orders beginning September 1! 

1. Rhonda (rhondag): Warmest Wishes
2. Heidi (hlw966): Out on a Limb
3. Sara M-B (lilyinkpad): Gently Falling
4. Adriana (escape2stamp): Spice Cake fabric
5. Holly K (catrules): Always Thankful
6. Cindy (CindyE): Pines & Poinsettias
7. Shelley (Packer Fan): The Sounding Joy
8. Carmen: stocking die
9. Sarah W (willsygirl): Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin
10. Kim (s1itcher46): Frostwood Lodge DSP
11. Tanya (tanya27): Christmas Lodge
12. Jennifer (jentimko): Bright Hopes
13. Lisa (genesis): Stitched Stockings
14. Holly P (Hollylogic): Stocking Builder Punch
15. Betty (kittstamp): Peek-a-boo frame die
16. Paula (scrapshappen): 25 & Counting
17. Trina (pepesmom): Festive and Fun
18. Yapha: Digital Downloads
19. Debra (WebDeb): Leaves of a Tree

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Simply Adorned Charms

These are some charms I made for my Simply Adorned necklace. The canvas is so small, it's quick to do! I made the pinwheels by cutting a 1 inch square from In Color DSP Stack. Just cut in close to the center from each corner, put a tiny glue dot in the middle and fold down the cuts. Add a brad to complete. The floral image is from the Beau Chateau DSP. I added a few pearls to the flower centers for fun.

What have you put in your Simply Adorned charms???

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kindness matters

I really liked this set on my first look through the 2011-2012 catalog. It just *called* to me! It's simple and small, but I love the butterflies! (Kindness Matters p 121, $8.95 clear)

I added a print from the yummy Beau Chateau DSP, as well as Victoria Lace, Pink Pirouette Taffeta, and a teeny Vintage Trinkets pin. Which you can't see behind the little ribbon knot. lol

Anyway, don't overlook the smallest sets in the catalog! They can be charming and really easy to use!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A little giftie

This is one of my little gifties for my Convention roommates--I don't know if they'll use the hair pins, but they were fun to give! The packaging is what I wanted to show you. The base is a Top Note cut from First Edition DSP, then folded over. The black pennant and the Wisteria circle come from the new Pennant die--it's so fun to use! The Vanilla and black flowers come from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. It's easy to fun gift packaging with our dies, punches, and Designer Series Papers! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monkeyin' Around

Inspired by an adorable swap I received from my good friend, Stacy McCain, at Regionals in March. And of course the doodling is inspired by my brilliant friend, Brandi Wiggins. I made this for my club swap in August--the theme was "animals." I think it would make a great baby card or child's birthday card. It features the new Big Top Birthday DSP as well as the new Scallop Dots Chocolate Chip Ribbon.

The summer has roared past, and it seems like the days just get busier. We're drying cherries today, and soon it will be time for the all-day peach canning marathon! Hope your summer is filled with sweet things!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Perfect Pennants

Another August club project to show today. The new Pennant Builder punch is so fun to use! And I {heart} the Big Top Birthday DSP! So versatile! We used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make the little flowers, and then added rhinestones for fun. Make it a "banner day" with the pennant products!

Stamps: Pennant Parade
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Real Red, Big Top Birthday DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot emb folder, Rhinestone Jewels (p 198), Early Espresso/White Baker’s Twine, Cropadile, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (p 210), Petite Pennants Punch (p 213)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bow WOW!

I got the idea for this punch art from't that puppy cute? I added the Houndstooth embossing folder texture to the face because I thought it made him look furry, and the word "hounds"tooth had nothing to do with it. lol I was so happy when I found the sentiment in my new set, Friendly Phrases. It works so perfectly with an added "bow."

This was my club swap for August--the theme was "animals." I don't usually do a lot of punch art, but I knew the hostess (and a few other club members) were dog lovers, and this card came together so quickly! You could change the look of the dog by changing cardstock colors. What's your favorite dog breed?

Stamps: Friendly Phrases 126151 (p 162)
Paper: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade DSP (In Color Stack p 186) Ink: Soft Suede, Black Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Houndstooth Emb Folder 123134 (p 218), Word Window Punch (p 209), 1 ¾” circle punch (p 212), Extra Large Oval punch (p 212),  Mat Pack (p 207), Paper Piercing tool (p 207), Metallic brads (p 199)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011