Tuesday, January 31, 2012

using some "mojo" for class

Good morning :}
I'm getting excited to see my stamping friends at my Technique Tuesday class tonight! One of our cards will be using the Mojo Monday 226 sketch:
This 4-1/4" square card features the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Sprinkled Expressions. So cute! And I love the bright happy colors: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, and Tempting Turquoise.

Remember Xander's birthday card? Well, after I wrapped his present, I snapped a picture really quick before we left for the party. (I couldn't resist - it looked so cute!)
This is a great way to use your stash of retired DSP and ribbon!! I think you could wrap up an old shoe like this, and all anyone would remember would be your pretty present and coordinating, handmade card. (Don't worry, we didn't give Xander an old shoe... the Legos were a big hit.)

Well, I'd better get to cutting the kits for tonight... happy stamping, friends!

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Xander's birthday card

Good morning! I'm off to a busy start this morning... car is back from the mechanic (just an oil change needed). The van is another story... looks like I'm buying an alternator today  :(  I just finished making the birthday card for one of Aaron's best friends, Xander, who is having his 5th birthday party this morning. Aaron is soooooo excited to attend!
Stamp set: I Dig You.  Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, and textured Chocolate Chip.  Ink: Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip.  Accessories: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon and 5/16" Jumbo Brad.  Tools: Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Crimper.

I needed the tag to be a little shorter, so after die-cutting it, I cut it in half and just adhered it together at the right length to fit behind my focal point.

To get the frayed ribbon fibers, start with a length of 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, and trim along one side:
Then, holding the uncut white edge in one hand, use your other hand to pull out the long fibers from the weaving. It's a good idea to be ready to place the fibers where you want them right away, as they can quickly get messy  :}

Well, I'm off to the party! Have a great weekend!!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

a cute little card... and more :)

Running late today... you know how it goes as a Mom... over-worked and underpaid  ;}  Yesterday was a doozy of a day, with today looking up to be almost as nutty. Tomorrow will be crazy busy - have to take both vehicles to the mechanic, attend a 5-year old birthday party, and catch up on all of the housework I neglected this week. At least I got to stamp quite a bit earlier this week.
Today I'm sharing a cute and quick little 3x3 card. I love making these little cuties:
Supplies: Peach Parfait, Pool Party, & Very Vanilla card stock. Everyday Enchantment DSP. Soft Suede ink. Curly Label punch. Basic Pearl.

Remember all that scrapbooking I got to work on this past weekend and early this week? Well, I'm not even close to caught up, but at least I made a dent  :}  I thought I'd share some of my pages with you. Some of them I worked on from scratch... others were layouts from my classes that have been waiting for photos... and some were layouts that have sitting around half-completed for too long.

There are a lot of retired goodies (some of which are still available in the Clearance Rack in my online store) used on these pages, so I won't list supplies. Feel free the leave a comment if you have questions.
I hope you all have a nice weekend!!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

on a roll...

Good morning! I guess I'm on a roll with these blog challenges  :}  It's fun, and it "wakes up" my creativity for the day. For today's project, I'm using the Sketch Challenge CCMC186 from the "Create with Connie and Mary" blog. I already knew I wanted to play some more with my Sale-A-Bration goodies, and this card sketch was perfect.
Lots of SAB goodies got to play today... the Fresh Vintage & the Elementary Elegance stamp sets, Everyday Enchantment DSP, and Lucky Limeade 1/8" Organdy Ribbon.
I wanted to do something a little different for my focal point, so I used a chipboard butterfly from the Merry Medley package of On Board Chipboard. When I cover chipboard with paper, I like to use the Anywhere Gluestick. I feel like it's the easiest way to get good "coverage." I also like to use the sanding block and skinny little files from the Distressing Essentials Kit to smooth the edges.

I wanted just a little texture for the bottom section of DSP. So after I stamped the greeting in Poppy Parade ink, I dry embossed the DSP using the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.
Then I turned the embossed piece of DSP over to the back and gently smoothed it out with a Bone Folder, so I could have just the right amount of texture.

I hope you find a few moments today to let your creativity flow... it always brightens my day when I get a chance to make something pretty!  :}

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

another blog challenge - MOJO225

I'm having a little fun trying out different blog challenges  :)  Today I made a card using the Mojo Monday 225 sketch:
 For the block sections, I used the  gorgeous Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper. I LOVE the colors in this paper: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, and Soft Suede. I stamped the "postage stamp" image from the coordinating Fresh Vintage stamp set, in Calypso Coral and punched it out with the Postage Stamp punch. Then I sponged a little Soft Suede ink around the edges. A bit of Calypso Coral 1/8" Organdy Ribbon adds a nice, feminine touch.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-a- Brate good times, come on!

GOOD MORNING! The wait is finally over... Sale-A-Bration 2012 begins today!! Woohoo!!!  :)
Like the new blog design???!  Of course you do - you love all of my designs  ;)  I used My Digital Studio and the FREE One Big Sale-A-Bration CD to create the new look (inspired by the notebook on p5 of the SAB catalog) for my blog. *LOVE*
One of my favorite features about using MDS is that it's so easy to create multiple projects, with just a little tweaking, without starting each one from scratch. For example, I loved my blog design so much, I decided to make it into a birthday postcard. How??? Easy!
After creating my blog header, I selected all of the "elements" (minus the blog name) and grouped them together. Then I just did a copy and paste onto the bottom of the "page" I was working on. All of the "pages" are then saved as a jpeg file on the computer. Sooooo... I opened a new project - a postcard - and added my picture like any other photo.
Ta dah! After positioning my "photo" where I wanted it, I added the butterfly and birthday greeting "stamps" in the corner. For the backside of the postcard, I used the same patterned DSP, at a low opacity, so it would be coordinated and pretty  :)
Stay tuned throughout the coming weeks for more projects - both digital and traditional - using wonderful new pretties from Sale-A-Bration.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

a little basket

Good evening stamping friends. I hope you all had a nice weekend. I sure did! I finally got to dig into my scrapbooking projects that have been piling up for quite some time. I look forward to sharing those with you later this week.
I have a quick post today... a cute little basket I made using the Twitterpated DSP:
It was really easy to make! I started with a 6x6" square of DSP, and scored at 2" and 4". Then I rotated the DSP 90〫and scored again at 2" and 4". (Your DSP will look like a tic-tac-toe grid.) The only "tricky" part is scoring again diagonally in the four corner squares. The center square becomes the base of the basket.
Here's another view more from the top of the basket:
I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch four holes, and then tied Island Indigo Baker's Twine to keep the corners of the basket together. I used the new Bordering on Romance stamp set to create the cute little tag. I can't wait to give this away with some yummy chocolates inside :)

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Friday, January 20, 2012

a color challenge

Well, I guess one good thing leads to another... I decided to try another blog challenge. This one is a color challenge from the "Create with Connie and Mary" blog. When I saw the color challenge - Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade - I got really happy. I have made a TON of projects using this color combination! In fact, these are the main colors in my Catalog Display area. Want to see???
If you see any dust, could you just ignore that?  ;)  Someday I'll get around to the dusting... someday...

Now, I could have linked to several previously posted projects I made using Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade... but where's the fun in that? Since the Creative Elements stamp set I used for yesterday's project was still sitting on my desk, I used that to make today's card for the CCMC185 - Color Challenge.
Isn't it pretty??? It's a wee bit over the top, but not really complicated. The Peach Parfait DSP has the swirly background stamped in Calypso Coral ink, as well as spritzing with Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade markers using the Color Spritzer Tool. I stamped the flower in Calypso Coral ink onto Very Vanilla textured card stock, and then lightly colored it in using a Blender Pen and Peach Parfait ink. For the butterfly, I used the "rock-and-roll" technique (Peach Parfait and Calypso Coral ink). After snipping out the butterfly, I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink so it would stand out a little more. The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Peach Parfait card stock. And I couldn't resist adding a small Pearl to add one more finishing detail. Fun challenge!!

Well, the snow is really coming down now. I guess I'll force myself to hunker down inside all weekend and stamp... I'm thinking some scrapbooking is on the agenda. What are you doing this weekend? I hope you find time to create a few projects of your own!  :)

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fancy Favor Packet

I am so bummed about not going to Leadership Conference this year! It's like all of your friends going to a great party while you stay home  :(  To add insult to injury, my phone says the current temperature (as I type this) is 64 degrees in San Antonio, while it's only 3 degrees here - and we won't even talk about the wind chill! Yikes!!
So, to cheer myself up, I made something pretty  :)  I got the idea from Heather Summers, who got the idea from Missy Shipman - two amazing demonstrators. I sat right behind Missy during one of the sessions at Convention and had the best time chatting with her - she is super sweet.
Isn't this just stinkin' cute??!! I had a lot of fun making this, and I finally put ink to my Creative Elements stamp set.  I started by die cutting Island Indigo textured card stock on my Big Shot using the Fancy Favor Bigz XL die. The tiny little scallops (tucked under the strip of Timeless Portrait DSP ) are punched using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.
The Lucky Limeade card stock is die cut using the Two Tags Bigz die, and is the perfect size to hold a gift card (the card tucks nicely under the little slit hiding under the blossom).
Of course I had to add all kinds of pretties like Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, and Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon. I created my blossom by punching out Cherry Cobbler textured card stock (five times) with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch on the first (largest) setting. Each layer is spritzed with a Cherry Cobbler marker and Color Spritzer Tool, crumpled, and attached with Dimensionals. Then I used an Antique Brad {LOVE these} to attach the blossom to the tag.

Soooooo.... want to know how to make the packet???  Of course you do! It's super easy-
Die cut your paper or card stock on the Fancy Favor Bigz XL die. Then you need to do some cutting on a few of the score lines. In the above photo, you can see exactly where to cut. I wrote an "X" on the pieces you will discard.
Placing the front down onto your work surface, use your Bone Folder to get crisp folds on the bottom and side flaps.
Fold the bottom flap up first, then use a strong adhesive (Multipurpose liquid or Sticky Strip) to adhere the side flaps. Then, cover the back with the remaining panel. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!!

So, I'm thinking this will be great for Valentine's Day teacher gifts!! What are you going to do with yours?  :)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

the sky's the limit

Even though it is freezing cold here, the sun is shining, which inspired me to work with some bright colors today. I grabbed the Up, Up, & Away stamp set and the à la card template from the December issue of Stampin' Success.
I used the Scallop Oval Frame Bigz die to die cut the Old Olive and Whisper White card stock. After stamping the birds and clouds directly onto the white oval, I masked the clouds and lightly sponged on some Tempting Turquoise ink. The balloon on the left uses the two-step stamping technique; both balloons are adhered with Dimensionals.

Remember my earlier post about using scraps? Seriously, I have issues... here's the scrap of ribbon I found in my Brights scrap drawer:
This is a little small, even for me to save. But I did... so I used it! I cut it in half and frayed the edges before adhering it behind the sentiment, which is punched out with the Small Oval punch.

Now for the fun part! I bumped up this card by making it an easel card:
Super cute, right??!!  It's so fun to have a way to display special cards  :)  The secret to keeping the card propped open is to attach something inside the card using Dimensionals, which creates an edge for the card-front to rest against. Click here to read an earlier post with more information about creating an easel card.

I hope this brightens your day, wherever you are. May it always be sunny in your craft room  :)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Makeover Monday Challenge

So today I am patting myself on the back. Not only did I manage to get some stamping done while tending to a sick child who stayed home from school and a four-year-old whose energy knows no limits, I stepped outside my comfort zone and tried my very first challenge from a blog. Yay me!!
I decided to try the Makeover Monday Challenge #10 from the Paper Crafter's Library blog. Here's what I came up with:
I stamped the Woodgrain background stamp in Baja Breeze ink onto Baja Breeze card stock. Then I added a scrunched/ pinched strip of white Waffle Paper to the back before attaching it to a layer (3-5/8" x 5-1/8") of Island Indigo card stock. I adhered those layers to my Blushing Bride card base.
Next, I die cut Riding Hood Red card stock and Twitterpated DSP using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. The card stock butterfly is adhered directly to the card; the DSP butterfly is attached with Dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from the new Loving Thoughts stamp set in Island Indigo ink onto a strip of Whisper White card stock. Then I spritzed it with the Blushing Bride marker / Color Spritzer Tool, as well as my mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint in rubbing alcohol. After trimming the ends, I attached the sentiment with Dimensionals. The small card stock butterflies are die cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, and then adhered directly to the sentiment strip.

At the bottom of the card, I wrapped White Baker's Twine around three times, threaded the twine through the center of a Filigree Brad, and tied the ends into a bow.

This card was a lot of fun to make, and I'm so proud of myself for trying something different! If you like it, leave me a nice comment... if you don't, well, leave me a nice comment anyway  ;)  Just teasing! Thanks for stopping by my blog - have a wonderful day!!

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Monday, January 16, 2012

scrappy fun

I didn't quite know where to start today, so I settled on actually starting in my scrap drawers (and well, let's face it, there were plenty of scraps on my desk that hadn't even been cleaned up yet). I keep a set of small drawers just to the left of my work space, where I organize my scraps by color collection (Brights, Subtles, In Color, etc.) While I am very good about using scraps when working on a project, I don't often start with scraps. Well, today I did just that, and it feels good to use up some "stuff."
I started with the strips of Twitterpated DSP that were accidentally cut crooked in the Big Shot (still sitting on my desk). They couldn't be used for making a medallion, but were just too pretty to throw away... I hope I'm not the only one with this "issue."  ;)  I salvaged the best parts of the strips and layered them on this card. I added a tiny bit of dry embossing to my card front using a Finial Press Embossing Folder that I cut up. Click here to learn more about that technique.
In my "In Color" scrap drawer, I had a large piece of Pear Pizzazz that I had previously stamped and dry embossed with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder, then didn't like how it turned out... again, my issue, I couldn't bring myself to toss such a large piece of quality card stock. I trimmed it up and spritzed it liberally with my mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint (in rubbing alcohol). To this layer, I attached a Paper Daisy using a Pear Pizzazz Glimmer Brad. I also used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch on a tiny scrap of Riding Hood Red card stock, and tucked that behind the Pear Pizzazz layer.
Then I used some of the Pleated Satin Ribbon that I had cut the wrong length for a previous project, that was still taking up valuable real estate in my work space. I trimmed it a bit, and attached it using Sticky Strip.
I used two Blushing Bride scraps to stamp the flower from the new Mixed Bunch stamp set, and then punched out those images using the new Blossom punch. I stamped leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink onto a long, skinny scrap of Pear Pizzazz card stock (stamp set: Build a Blossom / punch: Blossom Petals). I needed one more flower to balance the card, so I punched a scrap of Riding Hood Red card stock with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, and stamped in the center with Riding Hood Red ink (Mixed Bunch). These flowers are crumpled to distress them a bit, attached with Dimensionals, and two Twitterpated Buttons add a cute finishing touch.

I am feeling so great about using up a few scraps! Want some more "scrappy" ideas??? Local friends can sign up for January's Technique Tuesday: Oh, Scrap! - register by January 30th to reserve your spot.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

the Gift Box

Today I kicked off a new round of my Hostess club! It's soooo much fun to spend time stamping with friends. At my "breakfast club," my ladies get to eat some yummy breakfast goodies, drink coffee and juice, make a free project, and spend time working on their own projects. It doesn't get any better than that!
For the January club project, I came up with this cute little Valentine box using the Kraft gift boxes (these are awesome- $2.95 for four boxes!!) as the base. Then I added a bunch of pretty layers.
A torn strip of the Twitterpated Designer Fabric is tied in a simple knot to dress up the sides of the box. A 3-1/4" square piece of Twitterpated DSP is adhered to the lid. Then the fun begins...
I used the new Designer Rosette Bigz XL die and two 12" long strips of Twitterpated DSP to create the medallion. For the next layer, I die cut two circles of White Waffle Paper using the Circles #2 die. Those are adhered to a 1-3/4" punched circle of Whisper White card stock with SNAIL, and then adhered to the medallion. From the new Take It to Heart stamp set, I stamped the largest heart (in this project) in Riding Hood Red, and the other heart in Blushing Bride. After snipping both out, I adhered the larger heart to a layer of Blushing Bride card stock that was die cut with one of the new Hearts Collection Framelits dies. I used a Riding Hood Red marker to stamp the sentiment (from the Loving Thoughts stamp set), and then snipped that out and adhered it behind the larger heart. I used Dimensionals to attach the heart/banner layer. The smaller stamped heart and another punched heart (Small Heart) are attached with Glue Dots, and a teeny tiny Basic Pearl finishes it off. Love, it, love it, love it!! I so wish you could see it in person... it's even prettier. Especially since the hearts, banner, and DSP square are spritzed with my mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint (in rubbing alcohol). If only I could capture that pretty shimmer with a camera, sigh.
So what are you giving to your Valentine this year?

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Wonderful You

Do you ever find yourself hooked on a particular layout for your cards or scrapbook pages? Sometimes you find a really good "template," and you just can't help trying it out in different colors for different seasons. This is one of my "go to" card templates:
Today I used this template to make a card using the Twitterpated Product Suite, but I rearranged the pieces a tiny bit:
 I used a Blender Pen to color in the images that I stamped in Basic Gray ink onto Whisper White card stock. All of the floral images are from the new Bordering on Romance stamp set, and the sentiment is from the new Loving Thoughts stamp set.
While I was coloring, I didn't realize I had a tiny bit of Blushing Bride ink on my fingers, which of course ended up on my card stock. I know none of you have ever had an ink boo-boo on your work (wink), but just in case that ever happens, you can rescue your work.
Can you see the little ink smudges? I "saved" it by grabbing my Color Spritzer Tool and Blushing Bride marker. Perfect!! Now, it looks like I meant to spritz it in the first place. Yay!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012


Well, the snowflakes are about to start flying here. We're expecting our first snowstorm for the winter, which is odd for Wisconsin. I can't say I've missed the snow at all... I'd really rather skip ahead to spring. But, since that will never happen, I might as well "go with the flow." So, I thought I would share a snowflake card today.
I used the new stamp set Mixed Bunch, which is a great flower set, and even has a coordinating punch. But you can't just have a "flower set!" It has to multi-task! I stamped the image in Marina Mist onto Shimmery White card stock and added a Basic Pearl. I layered that over Marina Mist card stock that I die cut using the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die and my Big Shot. Using Dimensionals, I adhered it to a layer of Crumb Cake card stock, which has been spritzed with my mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol. The sentiment from Four the Holidays is stamped in Marina Mist.
Love it! - the card, not the actual snow  ;)  The only good thing about bad weather forcing you to stay inside, is getting to stamp the whole time  :)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thoughts Of You

Last night I had soooo much fun playing with new stampin' goodies from the Occasions Mini. Plus, I sort of got to stamp with my upline - a.k.a. Mom  ;)  We were stamping together with our phones on "speaker"... it's the best we can do since we live four hours apart  :(
Just chatting and stamping put me in a better mood, which must have helped get the creative juices going in my brain... I LOVE how this card turned out!!

There are so many yummy layers :)  I stamped the Woodgrain background in Basic Gray onto the Basic Gray card base. Then I added two layers of Twitterpated DSP and a bit of Riding Hood Red 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon. I finally put ink to the new Take It To Heart stamp set  :)  I decided to stamp on Watercolor Paper and so I could do some watercoloring with my AquaPainter. The sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set (great set!) is stamped in Pear Pizzazz. I hand cut the banner and small heart, but used a new Framelits Die from the Hearts Collection to die cut the large heart. To finish it all off, I added a Large Pearl - love this new size!
Hmmmmm, what to stamp next...... maybe I should call Mom and ask!  ;)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Paper Doily - LOVE it!!

I had a few minutes today, before Aaron's little bus brought him home, to whip up this cute birthday card:
I've been wanting to play with the new Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die, so I grabbed that first. The rest of the card just sort of "fell into place." A layer of Pink Pirouette (punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch) is tucked behind the layer of Basic Gray card stock, which I dry embossed using the Elegant Lines embossing folder. The floral image stamped in Pear Pizzazz is from the new Bordering On Romance stamp set. I added Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon and a birthday sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set. The die-cut (Twitterpated DSP) doily is adhered to the card with a Dimensional, and a Twitterpated Button finishes the card.  *smiles*
The Paper Doily is beautiful! However, it was a little large for the card I wanted to make today. So, after I die-cut my DSP, I made a few snips and had the exact size I needed - yay!
What are you going to make with the new Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die???  :)

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Monday, January 9, 2012

With Sympathy

Yesterday I started working on my second sympathy card in 2012. It's for my upline's upline; her daughter passed away Saturday morning  :(
I would really like to be done with sympathy cards for the year. As if working through grief isn't hard enough, sympathy cards are so difficult for me to make. In the past I've "cased" others' ideas, but over the last few days I've surprisingly been able to create my own designs. I thought I would share them with you, since I know many others struggle to create sympathy cards.

I made the first card using MDS; the second card is made using traditional papercrafting supplies. I chose to add the Blushing Bride layers to the card since Leslie's daughter's favorite color was pink.
If you have a minute, please include the friends and family of both Ed and Laura (especially her six-month old son) in your thoughts and prayers.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

a digital "card" for my hubby

I've been missing my husband like crazy this week while he was away at work... thank goodness he will be home in a few hours- yay!!
Today I made him a digital "card front" and emailed it to him.  :)
You can't ever say "I love you" too many times, right??! I had fun putting this together with MDS, and it was super easy. I started with a blank postcard, added a background paper and then another layer of paper at the bottom.  The "papers," "stamps," and the square accent piece are in the new FREE Designer Kit called Day in the Life. I added the ampersand stamp from the Delight in the Day digital kit, but you could easily use a text box for that. I used three separate text boxes to make the sentiment on the heart punch.
So where did this FREE digital Designer Kit come from??? Stampin' Up! is celebrating 100,00+ Facebook fans  :) And SU celebrates by giving us the freebies- yay! Here's what SU posted on Tuesday:
Thank you for being our friends! To show our appreciation for our 100,000 (plus) Facebook fans, we’re giving away a free digital kit to EVERYONE to use with My Digital Studio (or any other design software if My Digital Studio is not available where you live). The Day in the Life kit contains Designer Series Papers, embellishments, a Designer Template, and is valued at $14.95(US)! To download the kit, just follow the link below. And so you (and your friends) have plenty of time to download the kit, we’ll make sure it is available through January 10.


While you are on Facebook, be sure to "like" Stampin' Up!'s Facebook page (if you haven't already). And hey, why not "like" my Facebook page, too??!  ;)

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

a little romance...

I am so ready for Spring... which is funny since we really haven't even had Winter weather yet and it feels like Spring outside right now. I love Christmas and everything that goes with it (maybe even a little snow), but after the New Year I'm ready to move on. Too bad I live in Wisconsin, where Winter often takes up residence until April or May.
Sooooo...... at least I get to use my stamps and pretty papers to make it look like Spring inside my craft room. Today I worked with the new Bordering On Romance stamp set:
I used Basic Gray Textured card stock for the card base. If you look closely you can see a little torn strip of the new Twitterpated DSP. I stamped a background in Pear Pizzazz ink on the Pear Pizzazz card stock, which also has a little layer of Baja Breeze card stock tucked behind it. For the focal point, I stamped the floral image from Bordering on Romance in Basic Gray ink and watercolored it with a Blender Pen. After I tore the right edge, I tucked a torn strip of Riding Rood Red card stock behind it. Both the focal point and Pear Pizzazz layer have a little spritz from a Pear Pizzazz marker and the Color Spritzer Tool. I added a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding behind my focal point and adhered that layer to the card with Dimensionals. For a final touch, I added a new Blushing Bride Twitterpated Button. Cute!!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Occasions Mini Catalog!

Today is the day - you can now order from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog!!! There are so many pretty new things inside, I'm not sure which is my favorite yet. Of course I love stamp sets that have coordinating punches... so I thought that would be a good place to start:
My card base is Riding Hood Red card stock, with a strip of the new Twitterpated DSP adhered to the front. To add a little detail to the Baja Breeze square, I scored each side 1/8" in from each edge. The stamped images in Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze are from the new Mixed Bunch stamp set. I used the new Blossom punch and the 3/4" Circle punch to punch out the images, which are adhered with Dimensionals. Simple and quick! Now, what to create next...  ;)

PS- in case you still need a few things from the Holiday Mini, these items have "carried over" and are still available to purchase:

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