Thursday, June 9, 2011

Another Catalog Case

I have been so busy at work lately that I just have no mojo for designing cards...none!  I'm still loving spending time in my craft room, but in order to get anything accomplished in there is have to rely on CASEing, thank god there is tons of ideas and projects out there for me to use.  Today's card is another CASE from our new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog (only 21 days!).  I didn't have the stamp sets used in this card so I improvised some.

Cardstock:  Textured Rose Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Rose Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets:  So Happy For You (Sale-a-Bration 2011), A Slice of Life
Punches:  1/2" Small Circle
Accessories:  5/8" Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, SNAIL, Dimensionals

Hints and Tips
  1. I used a ruler to help line up the heart stamp and the butterfly stamp.
  2. I stamped the flower and clover images and punched them out with the 1/2" circle punch.
  3. Dimensionals were used to raise flower and clover images.
  4. The Old Olive and Rich Razzlebery

Bye for today!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Funky Four

Today's post is a short one, but the card is a cute one.

Card Stock:  Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink
Stamp Set:  Funky Four
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Regals Designer Buttons, Hemp Twine, SNAIL

The bling is non-SU, but deserves to be mentioned here because it was a Christmas gift from my nephew DJ.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge

It's been a long time since I participated in a challenge of any today I decided it was long overdue.  My card today is for the Saturday Sketch Challenge for Stamping 411.  Here's the sketch...

This is a great sketch, and I love that the Operators of Stamping 411 include the measurements with their sketch, it's so much easier then me trying to figure it out through trial and error.

Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink
Designer Series Paper:  Flirtatious
Classic Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets:  Delicate Doiles, Something to Celebrate
Punches:  1 1/4" Square Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, SNAIL, Brights Designer Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Glue Dots

  1. I used the 1 1/4" punch to cut the angles on both ends of the greeting.
  2. On each end of the greeting I use a glue dot so that I could make the center of the greeting stand up.
This is definitely my last post for today, but I'll see you later this week.

I'm Back with More New Products

I'm loving my new Stampin' Up! supplies, it's so much fun to play and create with new stuff! Today's card is a sort of CASE from the new catalog (just 25 days to go!) and it's using some new products and old ones too.

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron
Classic Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Stampin' Write Markers:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Stamps:  Simply Soft, Watercolor Trio
Punches:  Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Accessories:  Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (wait til you see all the colors this comes in!), SNAIL, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tips and Tricks
  1. The closer you have the Color Spritzer Tool to the paper the more concentrated the color spray will be on the paper.
  2. The So Saffron cardstock is 2" wide, the Chocolate Chip layer with the Scalloped Trim Border is ~ 2 5/8".
I hope you enjoy this card!
Bye for now,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Favourite Time of the Year

It's not Christmas.
It's not my birthday (I've had enough of those, I don't need anymore).
I'm not retiring (guess I do need a few more birthdays if I'm ever going to reach that point).
I'm not going on vacation.
So what the heck is it you ask.

It's new catalog time, yep SU!'s 2011-2012 catalog comes out on July 1st.  That means new stamps, new toys, and 5 new in-colors.  Since I'm a demonstrator I got to order some sneak peak products and with that order came the new catalog...and I gotta say I'm liking it, ALOT!

With the new catalog comes the last chance list; SU! needs to make room for the new products so unfortunately every year some stamps and products are retired.  I will be posting that list on the sidebar so be sure to check it out and if you see something you want you should order it quickly before it's sold out.

I can't show you the new products I ordered or the new catalog until July 1st, but I can show you some projects I made with the new products. 

So here's a card I made this morning with some of my new products.

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder (my new favourite), Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies
Designer Series Paper:  Flirtatious
Classic Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink
Punches:  Designer Label Punch, Modern Label Punch
Accessories:  SNAIL, Basic Pearls, 5/8" Satin Pretty in Pink Ribbon

  1. It's a pretty straight forward card, so just have fun with it!

I hope you like this card and I hope you are as excited about the new products as I am.  Be sure to come back soon to see what else I've made with my new products.