Friday, July 31, 2009


Medallion and Birds & Blooms die in Rich Razzleberry with some Pretties Kit pearls.
I clear embossed Itty Bitty Backgrounds over entire card front. Silver stretch cording will be available in the upcoming Holiday mini.

Artful INKables Blog Tutorial

Good morning! This card is made with Artful INKables set Three Wishes. Kristin has the step by step tutorial posted on her blog so please stop by to check it out. You will definitely want to make one of these, they are quick and easy and a little bit of extra fun for the recipient!
Please be sure to welcome the new Artful INKables Design Team, what a talented group we have coming in! I have so enjoyed working with Kristin and the fabulous line of Artful INKables stamps for the past six months. It went by so fast and sure was a blast! Thanks Kristin and fellow INK Girls, you all rock!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just Buzzin' By

A combination of challenges, today's WT to use office supplies (Clip and edge punch), SC239, and Charlene's Doubledog Dare to make a card inspired by Romper Room and Mr. Do Bee who tried to teach good manners.
I used Just Buzzin' By, Baroque Motifs, On A Pedestal stamp sets and Razzleberry Lemonade paper.
Colored bees in markers and added Dazzling Diamonds to wings.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle set with Razzleberry Lemonade paper, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo cardstock, Rich Regals brads.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Greenhouse Garden

Love this new two step stamping set Greenhouse Garden. I stamped the flowers in Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and a little Pumkpin Pie. Some were stamped off once for the lighter shade. I also mixed in some of the stamps from Autumn Days on the side of the main image. The card base is Certainly Celery with Lovely Flowers and Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon and Fire rhinestone brads also used.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dots & Designs Rub-ons

This is a must have for quick and easy 5 minute cards. I used Whisper White cardstock as my base and Chocolate and Ruby Red for the matted layers. Flowers and borders are the Dots & Designs rub-ons #115728.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I was in the process of throwing this CD envelope in the trash when I thought hmmm, I can use this for a card! Just like any other envelope but with a cool bonus window. For the super simple Medallion card I stamped it in Soft Suede on Whisper White, matted with Bermuda Bay and an Ice rhinestone brad. Couldn't help but add some piercing to the edges. I know you must have an old CD sleeve around the house and can give this a try!

Vintage Ornaments 1 Stencils

Today's SU product focus is on the Vintage Ornaments 1 Stencils that can be found in the Definitely Decorative Fall Winter supplement. Their order number is 117580. The largest ornament is 3 3/4" x 6 1/2". I got most of this ornament on a standard A2 size card by eliminating the very top hook part. I think these will be cool to cut out and hang as regular ornaments, I turned mine into a card. I started out by sponging some Barely Banana inside the large stencil and adding some Apricot Appeal to the edges. I gave my stencil a quick rinse right after use for easy clean up. I then stamped the Cardinal Christmas (111760) in black right onto the ornament shape. Colored with markers and some re-inkers with aquapainter. Cut out and added some silver stretch cording (coming up in the Holiday mini) and a rhinestone brad. Popped this up on Stampin' dimensionals onto a Ruby Red card base that was embossed with the Finial Press folder #115963.

The second sample uses Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Black cardstocks with Bermuda ink. When using the stencil, especially for this intricate design, you will want to hold the stencil down and pounce with ink firmly up and down. If you swipe it back and forth the stencil shifts more easily and the sponge gets caught in the template.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Greenhouse Garden

Inspiration challenges are my favorite kind. I love how we can all see something different in any given picture. For this Better Homes and Gardens room I was inspired by the grouping of pictures on the wall. I used Whisper White as my base with Barely Banana with the small outline of a flower stamped in matching ink. I made my own picture frames by punching a 1/14" square and then trimming evenly around the negative portion of it. The Greenhouse garden flowers were stamped with 1.Cameo Coral and Pumpkin, 2. Banana and Apricot, 3. Pretty In Pink and Melon Mambo. Adhered to a Bashful Blue background to make them stand out.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lattice Die

Today's show and tell is the new Lattice Big Shot die #115958. I really love this one and can't wait to experiment some more with it. I wanted to play in the Inspiration challenge going on over at Splitcoast today and it called for some pink and green. I used the retired Raspberry Tart since I don't have too much in the way of the new current SU papers yet. I also used the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits #113485 and the Rose Red brads from the Rich Regals #106953. I hope to be able to highlight a new Stampin' Up set or accessory every day so I hope you will stop back often to see what's new.

Choo Choo Right On Track

Whisper White card base with the Right On Track wheel embossed in silver. Train with matching cardstock in Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Melon Mambo.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pillow Box

Today I am working with the Sizzix pillow box die #113466.
This is a super quick and easy way to make a gift/treat box. I plan on making a large assortment for all occasions to have on hand in a pinch.

Supplies used on this group were:
1. Autumn Days stamp set, Autumn Traditions dsp, Soft Suede cardstock and polka dot grosgrain ribbon.
2. Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink with Medallion stamp, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits die for flower, stretch silver cording (coming in the new Holiday mini) Pretties Kit.
3. Naturals White cardstock that was first swiped with Going Gray ink and then embossed with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder with the flower centers accented with Dazzling Diamonds, butterfly from Dreams du Jour embossed in silver on Brushed Silver.

Some more samples!

Clear Transparency Window Sheet

Transparent window sheet for card base with white StazOn flourish stamped on front. Tres Chic background on Sahara Sand embossed in silver and matted to Going Gray scallop. Pretties Kit flower attached to front. This was very hard to photograph, it seems so much prettier in real life.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dreams du jour

I forgot just how much I like this set and I thought it would work perfectly for today's sketch challenge with the three small squares. The image was colored with markers, matted to Pretty In Pink and then an Old Olive scallop square punch. The paper is Cottage Wall for the green and white Swiss dot and Lovely Flowers for the olive piece. This is part of the Level 3 hostess package.
I finished this with Pretties Kit pearls and stick pin along with some white taffeta ribbon.
Supplies: Scallop square punch 112081, ribbon 109070, Pretties Kit 109114, Cottage Wall dsp 115671.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

True Friend Medallion

Card base is Dusty Durango with Medallion background stamped in matching ink. I stamped the flower from True Friend in Versamark to add some interest to the corners.
Not Quite Navy circle accents with a pink rhinestone brad and faux stitching to complete.

Monday, July 20, 2009


The Bermuda Bay cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the new Texturz plate Perfect Details. Pumpkin Pie card base, image was colored in markers and I added the umbrella from the drink in Cheers To You to cover up the Christmas holly. For the sun I used a corduroy button brad in Summer Sun and a pumpkin flower cut from the Birds and Blooms Sizzlits die. Crushed Curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon to finish.

Texture plate Perfect Details 115962, Summer Sun buttons 114343, Birds and Blooms Sizzlits 113485, Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon 115614.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Autumn Traditions

I cut eight 2" circles of the Autumn Traditions designer Series Paper for the folded petal design also known as a dahlia fold. The center piece is a brass build a brad with Ruby Red cardstock and a palle yellow Buttons Latte. This was layered on a piece of Kraft, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and base of textured Soft Suede. Finished size is 5 1/2"square.
Autumn Traditions dsp 115668, Soft Subtles brads 106954, Brass build a brad 109108, Button Latte 114333, Kraft taffeta ribbon 109068.

Friday, July 17, 2009

VSN Color Challenge with Fifth Avenue Floral

The required challenge colors are pink, green, black, and white.
I used the Fifth Avenue Floral set embossed with black powder on Shimmery White cardstock. Used re-inkers and aquapainter for colors, the new Sizzix scallop square, and black gingham ribbon.

Splitcoast Virtual Stamp Night

The first challenge is called Swiss Cheese and is to make something with punched holes. I took the challenge literally and made some Swiss Cheese for the little House Mouse critters.Cardstocks: Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Very Vanilla with some Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. Celebrate sentiment stamped in Dusty Durango ink.

Chic Boutique and Cottage Wall

new SU: Chic Boutique Stamp set birdcage colored in Soft Subtles markers, Cottage Wall Designer Series paper. Also used polka dot ribbon and cardstock in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive base and filigree brads. The sketch is from's challenge forum.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chic Boutique

Card base is Whisper White that was clear embossed with the Bella Toile background and then run through the Big Shot using the new Finial Press embossing folder. The dressform was stamped on the white, filled a few areas in with the Melon marker, paper pieced center with Razzleberry Lemonade paper to coordinate with the center polka dot ribbon. The top and bottom flourish is a frame stamp from the set I stamped over the white and Melon then cut around the outer edges of the frame to make it stand out. Added filigree brads to top and bottom to finish.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Artful INKables Blog Hop!

Welcome to Artful INKables blog hop this morning.If you have arrived here from Toni's Blog, please visit Dawn next, we have lots of fun samples to show you today :)

This set is called Fairy Whimsey, an adorable set of 7 stamps. I colored this pretty fairy with Copic markers, added some Dazzling Diamonds to her wings and popped her out on dimensionals. The paper is Basic Grey Euphoria and I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on the bottom.

The second card uses two stamps also from this set, the baby fairy and the flower. I colored the image in Copic markers, added Dazzling Diamonds to the wings with Dusty Durango and Soft Sueded cardstocks, Razzleberry Lemonade paper, Buttons Latte.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bloomin' Beautiful

Banana, Lavender, Going Grey, Basic Black, and White cardstocks.
Bloomin' Beautiful colored in markers, background Bella Toile embossed in white.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Top Note Wallet

This is a quick and fun project, the tutorial can be found at or here at Holly's blog, she did a fabulous job with the instructions for this.
I used the new embossing folder Finial Press on Whisper White with a Pretties Kit silk flower and Oval All in So Saffron.
The second is made with the new Medallion stamp in Soft Suede ink and cardstock.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New In Colors

This is one of my Stamp Club projects for this weekend to show all of the new In Colors of Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Bermuda Bay. Circle Circus and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps sets also used. Textured cardstock and matching polka dot ribbons also used. Finished size is a 3x3" note card.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tree Trimmings and French Filigree

This is the new set from Stampin' Up called Tree Trimmings, a set of three ornate ornaments with the hanger. I was so happy to see this set in the catalog, I've been looking for an ornament set for the longest while. I used the pine branch from Autumn Days, stamped in Handsome Hunter and Chocolate Chip. Ornaments in Night Of Navy and Real Red with hanger embossed in gold. The background is the new French Filigree embossed in gold on Ruby Red, matted with Brushed Gold and Handsome Hunter. Tag is from Teeny Tiny Wishes embossed in gold with matching brads. Punches used were Word Window and the new Modern Label, a perfect fit for each other. Gold ribbon is retired.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dutch Country Dazzle

The Razzle Dazzle set reminds me of a Pennsylvania Dutch Country design so I used the traditional colors of (Brilliant) Blue and White. All supplies are current Stampin' Up. Medallion background stamp done in blue on white and embossed again in white on blue. Card base is textured Whisper White, second layer of white was embossed with a Texturz plate run through Big Shot. New 5/8" white satin ribbon, Pretties Kit pearl, and Blue Bold Brights brads (say that fast three times :) for embellishing.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Belli Challenge- Texture

Our Creative Belli Challenge for Wednesday July 8 is to use texture on your card. Flocking, Flower Soft, Mesh... I used red flocking on the new Wings Of Friendship bird, all supplies are Stampin' Up, some retired. Please join us for this challenge and post to the Belli thread using code CBC69 so we can check out your creation.

Monochrome Medallion

New SU in the house!
This big beautiful background stamp was the first thing I gasped at when I saw the new catalog. It's awesome!! I don't think you have to do a lot to make this look fabulous. I stamped this in Rich Razzleberry on the Cottage Wall designer Series Paper. Stamped flower from Greenhouse Gardens in Pale and Perfect Plums and added rhinestone flower center.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stand Up Chef

He's a stand up guy today, not afraid to wear pink! Inspired by today's challenge to make a standing card over at SCS. Voila chef with new Melon Mambo cardstock accented with Pretty In Pink. Razzleberry Lemonade dsp for background and paper piecing, Oval All, and Melon polka dot ribbon also used. Bon Appetit!

On A Pedestal

This is one of the fun, new birthday sets from Stampin' Up. I stamped the pedestal in Melon Mambo, used Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink markers for the cake. Bordered in Razzleberry Lemonade paper edged with Eyelet Border punch. The left side has a strip of Terrifically Tacky Tape covered in white Chunky Sprinkles and Dazzling Diamonds, the other side is a Cuttlebug border embossing folder and I added mini pearls. Pink taffeta ribbon and dots all around edges to complete.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Circle Circus

I used the new Razzleberry Lemonade paper with Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry cardstocks. Sentiment was made with Three Flower punch and the new Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment set. All new SUO except for Soft Subtles brads in Banana.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

One More Autumn Days card...

I know, another one... Can you tell I really like this new set? This is officially Stampin' Up only since I used the box my order came in, cardboard cut from Top Note die with Very Vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade paper and Dusty Durango base. Matching polka dot ribbon and flower brads to embellish. Wheat was stamped in More Mustard, bird in Durango with Soft Suede and some Not Quite Navy.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Autumn Days

I was so excited to be asked to be July's Wicked Stamper in the Demo forum at Splitcoast. I posted some challenges there so if you are a demo I hope you will join in and post your creations. I would love to see what you make. I will share this one here, it is a sketch challenge using the new SU Autumn Days, new textured cardstock and Autumn Harvest rub ons, polka dot grosgrain ribbon.
This is my "go to" layout that is a pretty easy one and offers the
opportunity to use some of the designer series paper. The measurements for an A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") are 2 3/4" x 4" for main image, Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" square, 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" for panel directly on card base. You can add matting to each layer if desired.

This second card is for today's SCS sketch challenge. I was determined to use my Color Coach that has so long been neglected. I closed my eyes, gave it a spin and went with the color combination it landed on which was Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink (yuk), Sage Shadow, and Barely Banana. Whisper White used for base. Circle Circus set new today from SU stamp set with brads.