Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rock A Bye BOY

Had fun whipping this together in the last two days...I know, can't even believe it myself!

All items used are SU! from the Simply Scrappin' Kit
Rock A Bye BOY
Also used: Large & Small Star Punches, Silver Brads, 5/8" Old Olive & Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Cord, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Signo WHITE gel pen & Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, May 25, 2009

Club Candy

Since summer is upon us, who doesn't want to show off their pretty toes with pink polish? I picked up a few different shades of pink so the ladies would be able to choose their fav's.
A Little Somthin' Stamp Set, Classic Certainly Celery Ink & card stock. 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Square and 1/16" Circle punches. Retired Silver Cord-Holiday Mini.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

May Club Projects

For the month of May, I thought it would be fun to do an "M-Theme"...

Mineral Oil (or baby oil)
Whisper White & Real Red Card Stock, Raspberry Tart DSP
Rustic Rooster-level 2-hostess stamp set
Classic Real Red & Kiwi Kiss Ink, Craft White & Timber Brown StazOn 
SU! Watercolor Pencils, White Embossing Powder, Red Hemp Twine
1" Circle & 3/4" Circle Punches
Sanding Block

non SU! products Baby Oil & Paper Blending Stump
(you can find these at most art supply stores)
I pulled up a rooster photo online and used it as my color reference...after coloring my rooster, I dipped my blending stump into a bit of the baby oil and worked the colors's best to sand off each color you are working on with your sanding block. I love how vivid the colors turned out and the rooster was SUPER fun to color!

 Matchbox - 3D project
Whisper White, Real Red Card Stock & Raspberry Tart DSP
A Little Somethin' Stamp Set
Big Shot : SU! Matchbox Bigz XL Die
Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker
Other: Sticky Strip
Accessories: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon
I took 4 strips of the Raspberry Tart DSP, 3X1" and covered 4 little Hershey's Chocolate Nuggets, which nestled perfectly in the bottom of the box. Who doesn't need a bit of chocolate every now and again?

Pretty in Pink & Whisper White Card Stock & Raspberry Tart DSP
Garden Greeting Stamp Set
Tools: Word Window Punch & Ticket Corner Punch
Classic Rose Red, Regal Rose & Pink Pirouette Ink
Non SU! item - light pink rhinestones by Darice

For this technique, you need to first stamp the images on a piece of card stock or a sticky note and then cut around the images. Stamp your first image onto your card and place the cut out image on top-hold in place-and then stamp your next a cut on on top of that and so on and so the illusion of dimension or layering.


May's Club SWAP challenge was of course another "M" word...I chose Mirror (otherwise known as reflection) Here's my take on this month-I just LOVE this set!!
Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White Card Stock
Stamp Set: Branch Out, Garden Greetings-Friends Word
Classic Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Basic Black & Close to Cocoa
Only Orange & Cameo Coral Stampin' Write Markers
Big Shot: SU! Top Note Die
Tools: Blender Pen & Aqua Pen 
Accessories: 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, 

(I used the blender pen for the grass and dirt bank & the aqua pen for the water)

Friday, May 15, 2009


Tanya's challenge last week was to do a Tri-fold card. Here's my take on the challenge...
Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red Card Stock
Stamps: Small flower - Always, Baby Buggy - Puns From the Past
Big Shot: SU! Backgrounds 1-texturz plates (for red card stock)
Ink: Craft Basic Black, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Clear SU! Embossing Powder, Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Heat Tool, Color Spritzer Tool
Punches: Eyelet Border, 1-1/4" Square, 1-3/8" Square
Inside of card: Basic Black & Real Red Classic Ink-Flower Stamp from Garden Greetings
Word Window punch (where you can insert a gift card or coupon)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Playing Catch Up

I'm FINALLY caught up on our DEMO SWAPs...yeah!! :) 
Here's what I whipped up for both challenges
Melissa's challenge-make card front with items from the Mini Catalog
Items used: I took the colors from Walk in the Park DSP & used the DSP for the envelope
So Saffron, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: All colors from Walk in the Park DSP
Big Shot: SU! Scallop Envelope
Punches: Tag, Small Tag, Large Oval, Scallop Oval & 1/16" Circle
Accessories: 1/2" striped grosgrain So Saffron ribbon & SU! gold cord (from winter mini)
Stamp Sets: Oval All & Voila
Staci's challenge-make card front using colors from Flock Together DSP & 2 items from my most recent order (the glitter & stamp set)
Items used: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Garden Green Card Stock
Ink: Classic Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Branch Out
Accessories: the Olive-Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary

To the MAN of my DREAMS! Can't believe 6 years have flown by so FAST! I LOVE you soo much honey, thanks for putting up with my insane STAMPing and SCRAPing obsession!
Here's the card I whipped up for my other half...

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day, May Day!!

It's NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK MONTH at Stampin' Up!-check out the latest promo...offers end May 31st

1.) Buy the NEW Jumble Alphabet Stamp set-a sneak peek from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog at 20% off!
2.) Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper-including Specialty Designer Series paper-or 12" x 12" textured card stock and get one FREE!
3.) Become a demonstrator for ONLY $75 with the limited-time, Scrapbooking Starter Kit! The kit contains the following: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet Stamp Set 113510, Simply Scrappin' Petal Party 113059, Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") 108697 & the Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad 105240. (Note: each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items)...the kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard starter kit

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When you place an order on-line, add your qualifying product (three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12" x 12" textured card stock) to your shopping bag. When you check out, you need to click a link in the Special Offers section that will bring up a pop-up window directing you to choose a free pack of paper.