Friday, June 28, 2013

Graduation Cards

I had the need for several Graduation cards this year and just remembered that I had not ever posted them her.  I used the Blue Ribbon stamp set, another one that I've had forever but hadn't ever used.  It was silly to not have used it because it's a GREAT set.  It covers birthdays, promotions, congratulations, accomplishments of all kinds!

These turned out pretty cute and I was also able to use some of the new designer papers on one of them.  Please take a look and give me your thoughts in the comments below.  I list the card ingredients below along with item numbers for easy ordering.

Card Ingredients:
Stamp Sets - Blue Ribbon (125981C) Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748W, 127802C)
Paper - Bravo Burgundy (retired) Old Olive (100702), Not Quite Navy (retired), Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Pacific Point (111350)
Ink - Pacific Point (126951), Melon Mambo (126948)
Accessories - 1-3/4 Scallop (119854), 1-3/8 Circle (119860), 1-1/4 Circle (119861), Modern Label (119849), Word Window (119857), Old Olive Ribbon (retired Holiday Mini), 2-3/8 Scallop Circle (118874), Quatrefancy Specialty DSP (130141), World Bazaar DSP (retired), Gingham Garden (129310)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay Thank You

During my blog hopping I saw a card made my Patty Bennett at and loved her card so much just had to CASE it with a few changes.

The new InColor Coastal Cabana is such a beautiful color and it pairs so beautifully with Bermuda Bay.  The new InColor ribbon is great too although it had to grow on me I was not taken with it in the beginning.  But now I'm hooked!  It really adds some fun to your cards.  I was also able to use the new Lots of Thanks stamp too, just love the "a thousand thanks" sentiment.
Quick Tip:  The new Hexagon Punch is the absolute best for adding the tails to your banners.  Simply slide your strip of paper into the punch, line up the point and edges of the banner strip on the outside edge of the punch and punch!  Perfect banner tails every time!

 I ran the whisper white paper through the Big Shot using the Chevron folder and THEN punched out my peekaboo hole, saving that punched portion to use on the inside of the card.  Made a super cute focal point for the inside :)
Again, I so appreciate you stopping by to take a look and please leave a comment I love to hear from my readers.  Card ingredients and item numbers listed below for easy ordering so you can make your own cards like these.

Card Ingredients:
Stamp Set - Lots of Thanks (129687W, 129690C)
Ink - Bermuda Bay (131171)
Paper - Bermuda Bay (131197) Coastal Cabana (131297), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories - Coastal Cabana DSP (130136), Bermuda Bay DSP (130134), 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim (130024), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), Hexagon (130919), 1-3/4 Scallop Circle (119854), Elegant Butterfly (127526), Bitty Butterfly (129406), Chevron Emboss Folder (127749), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SSC52 Birthday Morning Meadow

This card was inspired by the sketch over at Sunday Stamps Challenge. ssc52 I chose to work with some of the 2013-2015 In Colors, which by the way are beautiful.  So happy they will be around a couple of years.  I also decided to ink up one of the new Hostess sets for this year called Morning Meadow.

Banners seem to be all the rage this year and so the Hexagon punch arrived just in time so that the banner tails are so005 easy to make using it.  Just slide that banner strip into your hexagon line up the strip on the first edge and punch, perfect banner tails every time. Thumbs up  007Super simple design, quick to make but oh so pretty!
As always thank you for stopping by, your comments are so appreciated.  Card Ingredients posted below along with product item number for EASY ORDERING.  See you next time.
Card Ingredients:
Stamp Set – Morning Meadows (129678)
Paper -  Pistachio Pudding (131294), Whisper White (100730),
Ink – Pistachio Pudding (131177), Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)
Accessories – Designer Series Paper Stack 2013-2015 (130136),  Framed Tulip Emboss Folder (121809), Chalk Talk Frames (129983), Dimensionals (104430), Silver Brads (retired)
008One last picture of my crafting helper tonight, this is Baby Girl and there seems to be a consistent theme with my helpers, I work, they sleep!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

World Treasures Faithful Friend Card

Where would I be without challenges?  In terrible shape is where :)

Combined a couple of challenges for this card.  Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP151
 and the Color Challenge on SSC428 (Island Indigo, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade).  I decided to pull World Treasures out to use on this card and it's about time, I've had the set going on two years and this is my first time to use it ......... for shame!!  Pretty happy with how it all came together.  

Thanks for stopping by to take and look and remember there is still time for you to take part in both of these challenges.  And of course you can order any of these items to make your own card from my online store link here.  Product item numbers listed below in ingredients to make it easy to order.  Appreciate you stopping by and hope you leave me a comment below.

Card Ingredients:
Stamp Set - World Treasure (126767)
Card Stock - Pool Party (122924) Whisper White (100730)
Ink - Island Indigo (126986) Pear Pizzazz (131180) Pool Party (129682)
Accessories - 3/4" Chevron Island Indigo (131151), Labels Frames (125598), Apothecary Accents (127003), 1-3/4 Scallop Circle (119854), 1-3/8 Circle (119860), Dimensionals (104430)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TSSC267 - Times TWO - Another Timeless Talk Card

I am simply loving the new stamp offerings from the 2013-2014 catalog and one of my favorite so far is the set Timeless Talk
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 The detailed  images of this set and the Firm Foam Inkpads are just a perfect combination.  The stamped image is just beautiful!  I also loved the sketch challenge over at TechnoStamper this week and so wanted to work with it again and I just hadn't had enough of the color combination from yesterday so used that again, it was real red, old olive and marina pretty.  Here is the sketch again that I am working as inspiration.

Pretty happy with how it turned out and it was a fun card to make.  I really wanted to use the new Oval Frames but to make the image fit properly on the Label frame required tilting the oval, I wasn't sure that would work but the two little flower bunches using the new Candy Dots and hardware pulled it all together.  I appreciate you stopping by to look.  Card ingredients below.

Happy Birthday - Timeless Talk

Card Makings:  Stamp set - Timeless Talk; Paper - Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink - Marina Mist, Real Red & Old Olive; Accessories - Label & Oval Frames, Trio Punch, Candy Dots, Polka Dot Parade DSP

And one last thing before I go, a Puppy picture!  This little boy is Grover and he now lives in Sunny Florida he was my foster boy before he went to live with his FANTASTIC Mom, all my fosters should be so lucky!!  If you are a dog lover you will know what I mean when I say you occasionally meet a dog that just works it's way into your heart, well this little Deaf White Boxer was the doggie.  He is as sweet as he is handsome.  

Hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday!

Monday, June 10, 2013

TSSC267–Tag It Lizard Celebration!

More new goodies.  I’m have the most fun playing with these new products, they seem especially fantastic this year.  Today I did another sketch challenge from Technostamper.   Mary Jo has a new sketch challenge to take part in each week.  They start on Monday and you have until Sunday night to get your creations posted on to her site.  I would be up a creek without challenges, my creative juices need a nudge to get going I’m not naturally creative. 

Here is the sketch for this week007 (960x1280)-1 I thought it was a great beginning point and gave me the chance to use lots of items for the big shot including our new Magnetic plate that holds the frames in place while cutting your shapes, it’s truly fantastic.  I also wanted to use one of my favorite color combinations, real red, marina mist and old olive.   I chose the new Tag It stamp set for the image which is just too cute for words, every image in it is just adorable and they all coordinate with the new Chalk Talk Framelits (which I did not use this time).  And here it is!004 (960x1280)

Is that image not the cutest thing you have ever seen?  That little Lizard with his big eyes just makes you smile.  I colored this image with the markers to get this multi-color effect on the single image stamp.  The other wonderful thing about this stamp set is that it is a set that SU has made to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  So with the purchase of each of these sets SU will donate $3 to the charity.  That’s a win win situation if you ask me!  This card turned out to be a really fun card and SUPER easy to make. 

Card ingredients:  Stamp set – Tag It; Paper – Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink – Real Red, Marina Mist, Old Olive; Accessories – Polka Dot Parade DSP, Label Collection and Oval Collection Frames, 1/8” real read Taffeta Ribbon.

Thank you stopping in, see you next time.

One last picture I wanted to show you where my crafting helper was, she fell asleep on the job, this is Shelby!001That is directly under my crafting desk, I can’t even set comfortably in an effort not to bother her.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

LTSC266 Timeless Talk Hello

Sorry it’s taken me so long to return, this past week as been a mess after the last round of storms the Friday before last.  My house was not so lucky this time, although I have NOTHING to complain about compared to others here in Oklahoma.   This one was much closer to us this time and was entirely to scary for the pups and I.  I lost one section of fence which is not a good thing when you have DOGS and damage to my roof.  My neighbor to the east of me had a beautiful big tree and it is what wrecked havoc on mine and my neighbors house.  He got it so much worse though, it tore his roof up terribly and then we had the torrential rains after the storm and it basically ruined everything in his house.  Poor guy.  Here are a couple of pictures of my house. 002001003006That was just one section of the debris it when the length of the curb on the other side of my driveway too.  I’m hoping Oklahoma will get a break from deadly storms, enough is enough!!

Okay now on to something more fun!  I got my first order in from the new catalog, I unpacked it all last night and had SO MUCH fun doing it.  So this morning I sit out to get the new of my goodies Be right back 

I tried a new color combination listed for the in In Colors for 2013-2015 of Coastal Cabana (new color), Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry (new old color) and combined that with Techno Stampers Monday Sketch Challenge 266.  In that same order of goodies that I received I got theScreenHunter_93 Mar. 27 09.26 new Patterned paper pack so used some of the Coastal Cabana(130136) and Pumpkin Pie(130134).  It’s bright but I love it!!  The new Timeless Talk (126607) saw some ink and I was able to use the new Brights Candy Dots(130931) instead of messing with a brad!  LOVE THEM!!!  And here is what I came up with .  I just can’t say enough about how wonderful the firm foam pads are the colors are so bright and crisp, the stamped images pop off the page.  Well I believe that is all I have for today, please check on the sketch blog and play along if you can.  I’ll list all the card ingredients below.I001 (960x1280)

Card Ingredients:  Timeless Talk (126607), Bold Brights PP (130134) Coastal Cabana cardstock and In Color PP (131297,130136), Scallop Border Punch (119882), Modern Label Punch (119849) Bright Candy Dots(130931).

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a great Saturday.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Island Indigo Birthday

Tomorrow is the big day, the Stampin’ UP! 201 3-2014 catalog goes live.  My wish list is as long as my arm,it’s going to be difficult to limit myselfDisappointed smile but alas I must. Island Indigo BirthdayAngel 

Today I’m sharing another sneak peek with you just under the wire.  This is the new Label Love set paired with the new Artisan Label punch which I LOVE

I paired this with a couple of colors I wouldn’t have thought I would like together.  But that is the beauty of Designer Series Papers they give you that nudge to try colors you might not normally consider.  That is another sneak peek on this card, this paper is from the new DSP paper pack Gingham Garden, it is such a pretty pack.

Well enough chit chat here are the makings of this card so you you can try this for yourself.

Ingredients:   Stamp Sets:  Label Love  Paper & Ink:  Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White  Accessories:  Mosaic Madness Embossing folder, 2-3/8 Scallop, 1-3/4 Circle, Pinking Border and Artisan Label Punches,  Paper Snips, Gingham Garden DSP.

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Birthday Banner Explosion!

Here is another new set that will be in the 2013-2014 catalog called Banner Greetings.  It’s a fun sentiment set with lots of great greetings to chose.   For some reason when I looked at the little banner I just kept thinking of an out going explosion hence this silly card!

I used one of the new In Color choices, Cantaloupe Crisp.  Layered it on 001 (960x1280)Soft Suede that looks very pretty with it and fussy cut a very narrow edge around the banner.  It was very easy to do because of the simple straight edges.

Very simple and easy to complete!  Just my kind of card. Smile

Ingredients  -  Stamp set:  Banner Greetings,  Paper & Ink Colors:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla  Accessories:  Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Label Love Thank You

There was a HUGE city wide Rescue event here in Oklahoma City called Rub-a-Dub Race for Rescues.  They had a 5k walk, pup wash, dog agility demonstrations (fly ball it was very good!!!), vendor booths and lot of animal rescue groups with many wonderful dogs hoping to find their new homes!  I took Declan out there to meet a family interested in him, they had been following his progress throughout his treatment as he healed from the terrible condition he was in whenever Forever Yours Dog Rescue took him in.   And here' s the REALLY exciting news they took him home with them for weekend to see if they might be a good fit for each other.  Please wish him luck, the Mom of the family Angela is a VERY nice lady!!  Here’s Dec asking if he is new family had been found???005Doesn’t he look hopeful here??

After the fun of the day I was able to make it to the craft room and work on cards!  Always fun.  I wanted to use the Label Love set and some more of the Gingham Garden DSP (which is so pretty!)  And I also needed a Thank You card to send out so this is what I came up with.

002 (960x1280)I was really happy with the way it turned out.  It didn’t start that way it was one of those that the way I was seeing in my head and the way it was turning out were NOT the same thing.  But after tinkering with it a bit I was pretty happy with it Smile

Here’s a quick recap of the ingredients:

Stamps:  Label Love, Mosaic Madness, Kindness Matters   Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy   Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla   Accessories:  Gingham Garden DSP, Night of Navy Grosgrain Stitched, Artisan Label and 1” Circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, see you next time.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wildflower Meadow in a rainbow of In Colors

I was reading my feedly blogs and looking for inspiration for a project.  I had clicked on Techno Stampers blog because I love her style it leans toward the simple and that is all me!!  On one of her sketch challenges she had made the same card using each of the 5 new 2013-2014 In Colors.  I decided to try the same thing and I was super happy with the results they turned out quite pretty.

I paired this idea with the new Wildflower Meadow and Really Good Greetings stamp sets.  I also used a variety of punches to frame the sentiments that I used on each card.  Here is what I came up with.  010PLEASE, ignore my messy desk in the background there were too many cards to get into the shot in side of the background setup Eye rolling smile

Here they are individually so you can get a better look. 005 (960x1280)Strawberry Slush

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Pistachio Pudding





         Baked Brown Sugar

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Crisp Cantaloupe006 (960x1280)004 (960x1280) Costal Cabana

Ingredients:  Stamp sets – Wildflower Meadow, Really Great Greetings   Ink – Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana    Paper – Same as inks & Basic black, Accessories – Decorative Label, artisan label, Curly label punches

That’s it for this post, thanks for stopping by see you soon.


An additional Note:  Oklahoma suffered terrible tornadoes yesterday but I am same and sound as well as all the fur children, it was definitely too close for comfort.  The destruction started about 2 miles south of my home.  There are so many suffering right now and so many displaced animals.  Grab your loved ones and fur children and hug them tight and say a prayer for those here that are suffering now.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge Card

These challenges I’ve been taking part in have been so helpful getting my crafting jumpstarted again.  This is the Sketch challenge hosted each Monday over at Techno Stamper.  It was a super cute sketch this week and so very easy to work with.  ScreenHunter_90 Mar. 27 09.05(1)

I’m still working with the new catalog preview products and still loving them all very much.  Especially the cute new buttons, I used one of the styles on this card.  012

Ingredients:  Stamp set – Really Great Greetings  Ink – Baked Brown Sugar  Paper – Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla  Accessories – Gingham Garden DSP, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen thread.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look, see you soon.