25 May 2010

Bella Blue

Happy Tuesday my stamping friends. 
Todays post will be a quick post; I'm busy packing last minute things this morning to get ready to travel home.  :) 

I created a simple door hanger using my Big Shot and circle scallop die.  The circles are connected with a snippet of ribbon.  This could easily say Seasons Greetings or Happy Retirement or hang left to right on a mantle.  I like being able to select the letters I want, the colors I want and the way I want by creating my own banner.  Remember you can use your crafting supplies outside of making cards and scrapbook pages!!

I also ran some metal sheets thru the Big Shot with the Manhattan embossing folder to create wine bottle wraps.  Two pieces of sticky strip adheres the metal to the bottle.  We added a Sizzix tag with scraps of ribbon for a quick thank you.  These doubled as fun, festive decorations and party favors. 

24 May 2010

Two Scrapbooking Duos

Such a very busy weekend here for us - we're getting ready to trekk home Tuesday evening for a BIG OH-IO WEDDING (don't worry, I'll be sharing the invitations, cupcakes, and many photos!). 

May is National Scrapbooking Month and I've got two double page layouts to share today.  One is new stuff you can find in the summer mini and the other layout contains a bunch of retired goodies (I'm sorry, please understand I started these pages ages ago.)
Let's get started.  Here's a great clean and simple layout to capture a wonderful weekend rendevous. 

22 May 2010

Grads. Again!

Quick? Check. 
Bright? Check.
Clean and Simple?  Check. 

Look at me, mixing it up.  Sometimes the DSP is so wonderful you don't need to add much.  In this case, I didn't!! 

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):

Stamps: Great Grads (retired):
Ink: Old Olive
CS: Summer Sun * retiring 6-30-10, Tempting Turquois, Whisper White
DSP:  Tropical Oasis
Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch (available 7-1-10 in the new catty!!)

21 May 2010

A quick note today...

Hi.  Happy Friday.  I wanted to drop a quick note to tell you it's a GREAT time to join my team.  I just saw (and ordered) my 2010-2011 catalogs.  Whooo hooooo!!  You'll get a full box of 8 included when you sign up. 

(And, as a side note, I'll have my catalog - in advance of the majority of demonstrators - in my hands very very soon.  Um, like Monday.  I'd love to share it with you. 

Have a great weekend.

Happy Friday, just kickin' it

Finally, we made it to the end of the week.  Wow-za.  I was able to finish this page (I won't tell you how long ago I started it, but it sat unfinished on my desk...).  I found an advertisement in a magazine and was inspired to create something young and fun.  It's a simple and rather clean page (again, I don't know what took me so long to finish it!).  It's got a peek-a-boo pull tab for journaling.  I free-handed a border with my white gel pen on kraft and a Garden Green marker on the Whisper White.  I used the white foam sheets similar to these graduation cards to create kickin it! 

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Retired circle wheel that I can't remember the name and Retired small alphabet set that I can't remember the name!! 
Ink: Versa Mark, Whisper White Craft
CS: Basic Black, Garden Green, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, letters, button, linen thread, gingham ribbon, dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch

20 May 2010

Razzleberry is Exquisite

Exquisite.  Use it in a sentence today!  It'll make you smile; maybe just like this gem.  Do you know Rich Razzleberry is staying with us in the new color renovation (happy dance for me!).  Love this color.  I didn't know where this card was going when I started (don't you love when that happens?), but I had a half-sheet of whisper white cardstock.  I stamped off once with the spiral-y flower from Punched Posies (level 2 hostess set) in Razzleberry in a random but planned order.  I cut the piece in four equal pieces to create my "own" DSP.  I sponged the edges, matted it in black to give it some POP.  The For You is from the Elements of Style stamp set.  I orignally had little interest in Elements of Style, but after receiving some WONDERFUL swaps, I added it to my buy list.

Remember that cute little scallop trim border punch will be available in the new 2010-2011 catalog if you missed it during SAB.  It's dainty and perfect and I love it! 

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Friends 24-7, Elements of Style, Punched Posies (level 2 hostess set)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Staz-On
CS: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" punch, gingham ribbon, large flower punch, scallop trim border punch, sponges

19 May 2010

More Grads

I wanted to see Elements of Style (from the Summer mini) paired with Bella Blue DSP (oh, la, la!). 
I used the Scallop Envelope with a tiny Define Your Life note tucked in, sponged with Not Quite Navy.  Grad is boldly at the bottom and is from a favorite retired set.  I sponged the edges of the vanilla with Sahara Sand ink.  Elements of Style mimics the Bella Blue paper in the background.  Elegant.  Don't you think?

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Define Your Life, Elements of Style, Great Grad (retired)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
CS: Note Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Bella Blue
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope

18 May 2010

May is Scrapbooking Month

To welcome back Riding Hood Red & Pink Piourette (you know they're coming back, right?), I played around with some retired DSP this weekend.  I merried it with Close to Cocoa (retiring 6-30-10) and the new Sweet Scoops stamp set. 

I used the 1-3/4" circle punch for the ice cream cone and used two tab punches, overlapped to create a larger circle for the close to cocoa mat.  Neato.  I tore the pink paper and sponged the rustic edge for a better emphasis. 

Used some riding hood stripped vanilla ribbon.  LOVE that stuff.  I used the Lattic Die and the Top Note in Very Vanilla.  The cute little icecream cone in the left corner is a brad (non-SU). 

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Ink: Sweet Scoops
CS: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pink Piroutte, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sizzix frame die, Top Note, Lattice Die, Big Shot, Tab Punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch

17 May 2010

Happy Graduation

Hi stampers!  I cannot believe we're half-way thru May already.  Gosh. 
I whipped up some graduation cards this weekend to share with you this week. 
Today's cards are for Ontario High School, colors reflected.

I used white foam sheets (found in the kids aisle at craft stores) and my Big Shot to make my own thickers or dimensional letters.  Lovely. 

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Happy Grad (from the Summer mini!)
Ink: Brilliant Blue (retires 6-30-10)
CS: Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Accessories: 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Simple Alphabet, Polka Dot embossing folder

12 May 2010

Do you like free stuff??

I do!  I DO! 
Happy Scrapbooking month (click to enlarge photo in a new browser window). 
As our gift to you, earn free brads with applicable purchases.  Contact me today with questions. 

I've been working hard on invitations and party decor and scrapbook pages and it hasn't left me with much time to blog about all my creations.  Hang tight and I'll get caught up! 

And don't keep me a secret, I love the reward my customers when they refer me to their friends, coworkers and family members.

03 May 2010

Simply Adorned

I'll be back with sample charms all month long!! 
At first working with such a small spaced canvas was constricting, but now they're so quick I love them!! 


Blog Widget by LinkWithin