Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Flowers

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it snowing AGAIN this morning!  In an effort to make spring arrive earlier (even if it only happens inside) I made this cute little flower arrangement for the wall by my front door.  It was super easy, because I used my Big Shot and the Flower Folds die for most of the work.  I wound some Certainly Celery ribbon around a few bamboo skewers for the stems, and just inserted them through the ribbon loop on the back that was created when I tied the knots in the center of the flowers.  The grass is made from the Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper and Certainly Celery card stock.  I just cut some strips and ran them through my crimper.  So easy!  And don't miss the butterfly...I LOVE the new embosslit in the Occasions Mini catalog!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Forest Friends

Card Stock~Soft Suede, Kraft, Whisper White; Ink~Sahara Sand Classic Ink, Soft Suede Classic Ink and Stampin' Write Marker, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker; Stamps~Forest Friends, A Little Birthday Cheer; Accessories~Dusty Durango Polka Dot ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

I distressed the edges with a pair of scissors, and tore the edge of the whisper white piece.  I also dabbed the edges of the white with Sahara Sand ink.  I like how the trees in the back came out...I didn't want them to be bold like the one on top, and because I stamped after I crumpled the paper, they turned out just as I had hoped.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Circle Circus

One more card for Sunday.  I like this one, but probably just because these are my favorite colors for cards.
Card Stock~Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, and Whisper White; Ink~Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, and Dusty Durango; Stamps~Circle Circus, Vintage Labels; Accessories~Linen Thread, 1 3/8", 1 1/4", and 1" circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, February 19, 2010

Still Available!

Stampin' Up! gave us some good news today...the following products from the Holiday Mini catalog will continue to be available AND will appear in the new Idea Book & Catalog (which comes out this summer.)

 Item #  Description  Price
116794 Ornament punch $15.95
116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $5.95
116854  Frost White Shimmer Paint $5.95
116807  Platinum Shimmer Paint $5.95
116829 D├ęcor Elements Blocks $9.95
116824  Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $7.95
116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers  $29.95
116819 Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die $42.95
116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $11.95
116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die $5.50
116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $42.95
118140  Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $5.50
118108 My Digital Studio $79.95
116519 Charming stamp set  $19.95

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Scallop Circle Card

Here's another one we'll be making at the Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday.

I cut out the card and strips of card stock with the Scallop Circle die and my Big Shot.  The animals are colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter.  I am well aware that the white part with the animals looks awful!  I dabbed some Sahara Sand ink around the white part, but it went terribly wrong :)  The truth of the matter is that I put the entire card together and the white seemed too stark, and I realized that I should have dabbed a little bit of Sahara Sand ink around the edges.  I tried to do that, but it definitely should have happened before adhering the white to the card.  And I just didn't have time to make another one.

The stamp set is Picnic Parade, a hostess set in the Occasions Mini catalog.  I decided to get the clear mount set rather than the wood set.  I still love the wood mount stamps best, but I definitely like the clear mount ones a lot more than I thought I would.  It's nice to be able to see exactly where I'm stamping the images.  If you'd like to try them out, give me a call...I'm happy to have you come over and play with my stamps before you buy.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Butterfly Birthday

Once again, it's been almost a month since I posted.  So much for keeping this blog up to date.  This is a card we'll be making at the Stamp-a-Stack that my friend Kelly and I are having on February 21.  There's still time to sign up, so if you're interested in making 12 birthday cards, just let me know!  You can also click here for more information.  Almost all of the products used for this card are from the SAB or Occasions Mini Catalog.  Click on the picture to the right to download the catalogs.