Monday, September 30, 2013

Mojo Monday, Stampin Up Festive Flurries Card

It's another Mojo Monday!  I didn't quite make it for the morning part today. I had a customer who came to finish up her class as she had to leave for an appt the day we had it and it ran a bit long.

I used my Festive Flurry bundle for the very first time, this is the smallest of the snowflakes. This set would make a fabulous ornament, watch for that. Oh yeah, I still owe you from the last time I posted.
I'll catch up, honest.

The random snow is a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set,  You just do not ever know what you will end up using for what.
It's all silver embossed, I love embossing and at Christmas it just makes everything so well, Christmasy. 
Here is the sketch for this week, it's round or square week, and a fantastic sketch.
Very Vanilla
Island Indigo
Pool Party

Silver embossing powder
Versamark pad
Festive Flurry Bundle
Joyful Christmas - Sentiment
Gorgeous Grunge - snow
Silver Ribbon - Holiday catalog 132137
Circle Framelits 130911
I sure hope this gives you some ideas for your own Christmas Cards.  Thank you so much for stopping by, I'd love to hear what you think. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stampin Up Pals Paper Arts Challenge 173

I'm posting really late tonight. It's just too hard to stay in and make cards right now, the weather here in No AZ is just gorgeous.  We actually got kinda cool weather fairly early, it didn't get above 70 today I don't think.  It felt so good, we had the doors open all day and the kitties got to watch all the birds, bunnies and other assorted bugs and animals run around.

So, without further ado, here is todays card.

I flipped mine sideways, just because I could. And I decided to choose some unusual colors too. I love using new color combos.   This is Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party.
The graphic is from the Tag It set, it uses the Framelits from the Chalk Talk set. It's also SU's Ronald McDonald house set. Part of the price goes to to that charity. 

I used a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to add a little texture, A little piece of one of the papers in Birthday Basics DSP (130145).   Bermuda Bay 1/8th" Taffeta Ribbon, and a Designer Very Vintage Button.
Here is todays sketch.
Why don't you come and play along?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think if you would care to leave me a little note.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Stampin Up Fast and Fabulous card for Sept 25

Ok so, usually I try to make it doable in 10 min, and this one may, just may take 15. But honest, it's pretty easy and fun. 
I finally got Lovely As a Tree, the stamp set, not sure why I waited so long, they are so  versatile.

This stamp is just one small part of it. To get the fall leaf look I tapped ink on the stamp, starting with the lightest color. So, I have Crushed Curry, then Pumpkin Pie, and finally Old Olive. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. But I did try it about 4 times to end up with the best one.

Other then that, I just used the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder on Baked Brown Sugar and then sanded it down some.   I used Very Vanilla Seam binding to soften the look and the oval framelit which sized out just perfect for my leaves.

The Banner Greetings (Hostess set) finished it off.

I have seen so many different ideas using this set. And for all seasons as well.

Banner greetings is a hostess set. Remember, you don't have to have a workshop to get hostess credits. All you have to do is bring your order total to at least $150.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you got some inspiration from this.  If you should want to check out promotions, download catalogs or shop,  click HERE

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mojo Monday 312, A Stampin Up Birthday

We had a fun sketch today at Mojo Monday. Have you every entered. It can get addicting and it's always fun.
The sentiment stamp is from a set in the new Holiday catalog, Perfectly You. It's a hostess set with several stamps that you can punch out if you have the punches.  This one uses one of the Hearts a flutter dies,(130159)  there are 5 in the set and they match the Hearts a Flutter stamp set.

Here is a close up of the stamp:

The patterned backgrounds are from Birthday Basics DSP, 130145 in the main catalog.

Very vanilla
Raspberry Ripple
Bermuda Bay

Birthday Basics DSP
Hearts a Flutter Framelits
Perfectly You stamp set, Hostess set, Holiday Catalog
Labels Collection Framelits 125598

Is this not a darling stamp set, but you can't wait too long, once this catalog expires, this set will no longer be available and remember, it's in the new Holiday catalog.

So, we had a bit of a rough weekend. All four of my kitties got sick, all at the same time. I am blaming a treat I bought at the pet store. A known brand I trusted, but had never given to my cats, only my dogs in the past.
They are still not eating, they haven't eaten all weekend, but today are starting to seem to feel a bit better and are trying to nibble at food a bit.
The vet says to give them another day.  I hate when my fur babies are sick.  Besides, everything they eat has been coming back up and I had quite the rug cleaning to do.

Here is hoping the week gets better for them.  I hope you enjoy my little card, and if you would like to check out the new catalogs, promotions or make a purchase, you can do that   HERE

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Christmas cards for class

I know it can seem a little early for Christmas cards, but if you are a crafter you know it's really helpful to get an early start.  It takes some doing to decide just what you want to do and gather all the goodies to do it, then make your cards.

I had class last week, and we did one fall card and this Christmas card, I showed it two ways, I love them both, but we did up the one stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

This is a set of ornaments/dies from last years Holiday catalog, however they are still available on carry over.  The silver ribbon is in this years Holiday catalog and the frame cut out is Deco Framelits, new in this years main catalog. 
The sentiment is from Christmas Messages also in the Holiday Catalog.

Here I used the Glimmer paper (124005).  It was just too stark when I first did it and it just needed a bit of something. I found the perfect something. It's from the set Very Merry Tags in the holiday catalog and uses the Mosaic punch. I stuck a rhinestone for a bit of added bling.

I always have a lot of fun with these ladies, so with all the holidays coming up, I decided to make class a bit more special.  I baked a Pumpkin bundt cake, turned out so yummy!  Plus we had a snack mix and fall flowers and a cute little gifty.
I'll post more about all that later in the week.

I will have more on class as well as photos of our table and my cute little gifty with a link to the instructions to make it later in the week. For now, thanks so much for stopping by. 
If you would like to make a purchase or just look at and/or download catalogs, see new promotions ect, you can do that right   HERE

Friday, September 20, 2013

Stampin Up PPA 172

My PPA card is pretty simple this time. I think the poinsettia speaks for itself.
I used the Joyful Christmas set from the Holiday Catalog.
I used Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler, and I embossed the poinsettia. Then I colored in the berries using a Cherry Cobbler Marker, it's hard to see but I used a Rhinestone in the center also. And I added 3 Rhinestones at the bottom.

I embossed a piece of Cherry Cobbler with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (116824) then cut 3 strips.

I used our new Envelope Punch board to make the matching envelope.  Card size is 5 1/2" square and I used that size on the board to make the envelope as well.

That is just about it. The punch board order # is 133774

Thanks for Stopping by and I hope I've given you some inspiration. If you would like to look or download catalogs or place an order, you can do that   HERE

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stampin Up, Fast and Fabulous card for Christmas

A quick, cute Christmas card.  This image is in a set called Very Merry Tags. It matches the Mosic Madness set and punch.  The set has several images matching assorted punches, or of course you can just stamp them right on your card or project.
I stamped the 2 on the outer edges, and stamped on CS, punched out and added a Stampin Dimentional to pop it out. 
You will find Very Merry Tags in the new Holiday catalog.

I used Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. Cherry Cobbler is a favorite of mine, and what I usually use anytime for my Christmas, so you may see a lot of it. Real red is also perfect, I just prefer the darker color.

The little stamped strips were taken from the original Mosic Madness set in the main catty.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you should want to place an order or download one of the current catalogs, you can do so HERE.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mojo Monday 311 and a Stampin Up Christmas

Good Mojo Monday morning. I hope your weekend was a good one. This challenge is always a fun way to start the week.

I had a hard time capturing the shine of the embossing, but it is there.
The main image in this stamp set is the pointsettia, but it's got this lovely message and a fun leaf to play with.

The DSP on this card is from a paper pad that is sized for cards, there are 2 papers in this set, both double sided giving you 4 different designs. It's ideal if you are making a lot of cards and want a lot of paper that is the same, of course you can also use all the different designs at any time. 

Whisper White
Old Olive
Real Red

Season of Style 4 1/2"x6 1/2" paper stack. 132181 (Holiday Catalog)
Joyful Christmas stamp set (Holiday Catalog)
Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon  119251
Versa Mark embossing pad
Silver Embossing Powder
Large Oval Punch

I hope I've given you some inspiration. As always, thank you so much for stopping by, please feel free to leave me a message if there is something you'd like to see.
If you would like to place an order, you can do that HERE

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stampin Up and PPA 171

It's that time of the week again, Pals Paper Arts time.  We have a color challenge and gorgeous colors they are. Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar and Calypso Coral.

I thought it was high time I used some of that Core' Dinations paper I have. This one is one of the color in the new Incolors pack for this and next year.

Pretty simple, Calypso Coral base, then VV, then emboss the Baked Brown Sugar Core'Dinations cardstock and sand off until you get the look you want. I used the Chevron folder on mine.

I used the new Deco Labels collection framelits for my hole in the brown, then stamped my sentiment, from Delightful Dozen.   Added a piece of VV seam binding and that's it.

SU has been adding items to the clearance rack if you are interested. I hear there are some awesome buys right now.  If you would like to go look or purchase or both, go right HERE

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mojo Monday 310

Sorry I am so late with this post, monday morning I was having a procedure at the hosp, being poked, proded and such then spend the day sleeping it all off.
I'm afraid I twisted and turned the sketch, but here it is.

Island Indigo
Whisper White
Always Artichoke

Winterfrost DSP - SU holiday catalog 132341
Warmth & Wonder stamp set, Hostess set, Holiday catalog
Silver Ribbon 1/8"  132137, Holiday catalog
Dazzling Details for the tree top.

Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Paper Players 162 , a Stampin UP card

I'm so sorry it's been a few days since I've posted. I have had a little medical issue that has taken up my time. But I have a cute card for you today.
The challenge was to use Rich Razzelberry, Black and Pool Party for a card. I've been really wanting to do a chalk board card, so this seemed like a great time.

I started with Rich Razzelberry, then piled on Pool Party and finally my black piece.
I used the new Chalk Marker (in the new Holiday catty) to make the chalk line around the black card.
I used the Whisper White pad and white embossing powder to stamp the sentiment and the base vine/flower.

Then I stamped and punched out a Pansy in each of the two colors and added Candy dots in the centers. Done.
The stamp set for the images is Morning Meadow, it's a hostess set in the main catalog.
Sentiment is from Yippee Skippee.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pals Paper Arts challenge 170, Quick card

Normally I post a fast and fabulous 10 min card on wed, but this week I waited and combined it with my PPA challenge card.  It was a tough one, using Crushed Curry, Midnight muse and Early Espresso.
I didn't have any Crushed Curry paper so I have substituted Daffodil delight, but the two dark colors
were the hard ones to use together.
I used Crumb Cake as my neutral color then added grunge using Gorgeous Grunge in both Crumb Cake and across the bottom in Espresso.
I did my flower stems in Midnight Muse and also the one popped up flower and the candy dots.
The flowers are the smallest size on the Boho Blossoms punch, sentiment came from Sketched Birthday stamp set, banner cut out using the Bitty Banner framelits.
The hostess set Morning Meadow provided the flower stamps.
Thanks so much for stopping by, love to hear what you think of this card and what type of cards you enjoy seeing the most.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Paper Players challenge 161

We have a fall challenge this week.

I don't have a lot of fall stamps, I was wishing I had some great leaves for this card, but I used what I had.
The Beautifully Baroque embossing folder was used on the white piece after using a So Saffron card base and Soft Suede layer.
I added color to the embossing by using a brayer in 3 colors.

After applying my strip on the side I stamped and die cut the Harvest of Thanks stamp with the Apothecary Framelits die.

For added contrast I also cut die cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie, cut it in half and glued to each end. Added some Stampin Dimentionals and was done.

I have some great news! The Envelop punch tool is available for purchase now. I've had mine for a couple weeks on a preorder and it's so much fun to be able to make a special envelop to go with that special card.
To order the envelop Punch Board @$19.95 the number is 133774
To place this order or any other click

As always, thanks so much for stopping by.