Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pennant Parade Thank U

Another thank you card for the troops for Operation Write Home's challenge.
All supplies are Stampin' Up except for God Bless America sentiment which is My Sentiments exactly. New Pennant Parade set in Real Red and Pacific Point inks, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, and Basic Black cardstocks. Dp is retired SU.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Delicate Doilies

Today is my turn to host the Color Challenge over at Splitcoast. I chose Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Melon Mambo with a neutral of either Whisper White or Vanilla. The added dessert option is butterflies.
My card uses all Stampin' Up supplies (except for MS butterflies) and was inspired by one of the samples in the catalog. The first time I used the beveled window frames, with the Four Frames set and Style Beautiful sentiment.

Save The Date!

This card is for the Operation Write Home challenge to thank our troops. I hope you can join us to thank those who work so hard to preserve our freedom. A great project for the Fourth Of July, it would be awesome to get the whole family involved.
All supplies are Stampin' Up. New Cherish Friendship image of a bowl of cherries, colored in Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers. Sweet Centers flower petals inked with Real Red and Not Quite Navy.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simply Soft

I can't get enough of this new hostess set, Simply Soft. I used this today for the Splitcoast Featured Stamper challenge. A case of a card made by Claudine Poch with a few alterations. Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstocks with retired SU designer paper, red polka dot ribbon and half pearls. Red, black an white is my very favorite color combination, followed closely by pink, black, and white :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Delicate Doilies

I love this new SU set called Delicate Doilies. I stamped it in River Rock ink on Whisper White and mixed with the Style Beautiful set for the little flourish emblem and sentiment. The center frame is a part of the new Sizzix Bigz die that also comes with pennant shapes, new in the upcoming Stampin' Up catalog.
This is the piece from Sundance catalog that inspired me:

Happiest Birthday Wishes

New SU sets Simply Soft (hostess) for flowers that were colored in Copics and Happiest Birthday Wishes for sentiment. I used just a part of the sentiment in a circle with a 1 1/4 " and 1 3/8" punch. This new birthday set is really fabulous! I love the various sentiments and fonts.
Whisper White card base embossed with Vintage Wallpaper folder and Pretty In Pink frame with Swiss Dots. Retired Sweet Nothings dp and pink taffeta ribbon also used.
This is in honor of Marie on SCS for Queen For The Day challenge.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Open Sea

All supplies are Stampin' Up.
The Open Sea stamp set with Nautical Expedition paper, cardstock colors of Night Of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Apple Blossoms

This is a new to me hostess set but getting ready to retire at the end of the month, it is called Apple Blossoms. I don't know how this set got by me when choosing my selections before, I really like it!
I used the old set of In Colors~ Razzleberry, Curry, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede markers to color the leaves. Matting is Soft Suede on a Whisper White base.

Bold Blossom

This is one of the summer mini sets that has made it into the new upcoming catalog. All supplies are Stampin' Up.
New In Colors Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral with Whisper White, Sizzix scallop circle, brights buttons, twine, and brad with Bold Blossom stamp set.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Stampin' Up

All supplies are Stampin' Up:
Pool Party cardstock with new pennant punch and cupcake punch for clouds, baker's twine, Flirtatious paper, kite is popped up on dimensionals. Sentiment is from the upcoming SU set Happiest Birthday Wishes.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Simply Soft

This is another new set coming up in the new Stampin' Up catalog, a hostess offering called Simply Soft. Clean and simple card on Whisper White with taffeta ribbon and hello sentiment from the new Pennant Parade.


I've been waiting for some really pretty pink paper from Stampin' Up and they really delivered with this new Flirtatious pack. Love it!
This card is for today's SCS Inspiration challenge featuring Italian Pottery, this plate is from the Rosso collection.
Large scallop circle dies for card base are non SU, everything else is Stampin' Up.
For the round card, cut two of the scallop circles. On the second one, make a score line about 1/2" from top edge and tape there, adhering to front circle.
Whisper White and Regal Rose cardstocks, circle cutter, Flirtatious paper, Doily punch, sentiment from the new Pennant Parade, and sizzlits flourish.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Delicate Doilies

Delicate Doilies is another new Stampin' Up set soon to be available with the July catalog.
All supplies are Stampin' Up. Inks: Razzleberry and River Rock, stamps sets Delicate Doilies, Itty Bitty Bits, and Style Beautiful. I had to add a razzleberry button near the sentiment since I smudged the ink :) This is a case of a card by Vicki Dutcher, today's Queen for the Day at SCS.

Two New Stampin' Up Sets

This is one of the new hostess sets from SU called Simply Soft (a two-step stamping set). I embossed one of the floral images in white on the vellum and colored it in with markers. The sentiment is from the new set called Happiest Birthday Wishes on the Four Frames set frame. Also used pink taffeta ribbon, half pearls, frame punch and a border punch for bottom.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New~ Snow Much Fun

I know it is early to be thinking about Christmas but I couldn't resist getting this new set from Stampin' Up called Snow Much Fun. I colored it in Copic markers, used Cherry Cobbler and Basic Gray cardstocks with Paisley Petals paper. Also used brights buttons and brads, cherry baker's twine, lattice squares embossing folder and a scallop border punch.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elements Window Card

To create the window I punched a 1 3/8" square in the front of the Pink Pirouette cardstock. The sentiment is on the inside using a 1 1/4" whisper White square over a 1 3/8" gold square. Elements Of Style flowers and sentiment were embossed in gold. Coloring done with Copic markers. Vine image was clear embossed. This makes a quick and easy one layer card, very easy for mailing. All supplies except markers are Stampin' Up.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sail Away on The Open Sea

I used the Stampin' Up Summer Mini sets The Open Sea and Sail Away with the Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla cardstocks. I stamped the manisfest on the card base in matching ink, stamped compass on olive in chocolate and then embossed with Lattice Squares folder. Jumbo eyelets on sides and panel stitched with Espresso baker's twine. Rounded top edges.

New SU paper and cardstock

I was going to use the new Doily stamp set for my quilt, but once I saw how these three designs from that coordinating pack looked like a baby design, I went in that direction.
This is the new Flirtatious paper from the upcoming catalog with the new In Color Wisteria Wonder. The stamp set is Bear Hugs, colored in Copic markers. Square doily is non-SU.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fabulous Florets

All supplies are current Stampin' Up. Beyond The Garden designer paper with So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White. Inks: Tangerine, Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi. Fabulous Florets stamp set and Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon.
This is from today's Featured Stamper challenge, a modified case honoring Mary Brown.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Catalog Case

Wait until you see the new samples in the Stampin' Up catalog, I think they are the best so far! I couldn't resist casing the Fifth Avenue Floral sample using the new Calypso Coral color (it is a little darker in this photo than it is in real life.)

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Open Sea

This card uses all Stampin' Up supplies. Nautical Expedition and Elegant Soiree papers with Early Espresso cardstocks. Hardware and espesso twine is SU also. Father's Day sentiment from All Holidays.
This card is a case in honor of the Queen for the Day challenge at SCS honoring Shadow's Mom~ Lee-Anne.

Pennant Parade Sneak Peek

I know I am going to love this very versatile new Stampin' Up set called Pennant Parade. It has a coordinating punch and there is also a new Bigz Sizzix die with pennants and round frames.
For this sample I used the new Pool Party and Island Indigo cardstocks with some Poppy Parade and Whisper White. The pennants were stamped in Poppy and I used the Congratulations sentiment from Perfect Punches. Pool Party layer was embossed with the Sizzix texture plate.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pennant Parade

Another sneak peek of an upcoming Stampin' Up set from the new catalog.
I stamped the cone in More Mustard, sentiment is from Perfect Punches. Colors Whisper White, Poppy, Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, and Celery using a 3/4" and 1" circle punch. Cherry is from Cupcake punch. You could also do the ice cream with the icing part of this punch :) Ribbon is Real Red taffeta.
Drippy Goo punch by Martha Stewart.

Cherish Friendship

This is a sneak peek of a new upcoming Stampin' Up set called Cherish Friendship. The set includes this image, a bowl of cherries, a duck or goose? and a sentiment. I used the direct to paper technique on Dusty Durango cardstock to make a wood grain look. Colors used for this were Craft White, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake, swiping each downward in straight stripes. The top part is Paisley Petals paper. Image colored in Copic markers, Espresso taffeta ribbon, and Nestabilities frames.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Note Tote

Just playing around with the new Fabulous Florets set and 2 of the new colors~ Pool Party which is similar to the Cool Caribbean and Island Indigo. I don't have the inks yet so I used Not Quite Navy and Night Of Navy with Wild Wasabi. Finished size is a 3"x3" notecard with tote from the Splitcoast Resources section. Sentiments are from the Occasional Quotes set.

Fabulous Florets

I love today's sweet sketch over at SCS and will be using it a lot! I used Whisper White for the base with Wild Wasabi edged with scallop border punch for strips. Beyond the Garden designer paper and Fabulous Florets set in Pink Pirouette, edges inked in Pretty In Pink. Both the stamp set and the paper that are now in the Summer mini will be in the new catalog. Yes! Sizzix butterfly die also used. Stem was clear embossed on card and then the flower curled and mounted on top. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Smooth Sailing

All supplies are Stampin' Up.
I love everything in this coordinating nautical product line, it makes some very easy to put together cards for the men in your life.
Designer paper: Nautical Expedition, Early Espresso cardstock. Sail Away image in Espresso, sponged the edges with Baja Breeze. Stitched and bowed with Espresso twine accents.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New SU!

I received my preorder and the new Stampin' Up catalog today! Some cute stuff out in July, a little something for every taste. I'll be making new samples all this week so please stop back for a visit and more sneak peeks!
This is the new specialty designer paper called Flirtatious. The center is part of the die cut doily in the pack. The main floral image is from a new two-step stamping set called Simply Soft and the bottom is part of a new punch. Added a pink taffeta ribbon bow.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Simple Friendship

This is one of the SU sets that will be retiring this month.
I love the three image design on a layout so I used this for today's Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. All supplies are Stampin Up: Paisley Petals paper with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede cardstocks, Simple Friendship stamp set and cherry taffeta ribbon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Embrace Life

All supplies are Stampin' Up.Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstocks. Vine is from Elements Of Style set in Old Olive. On your Birthday sentiment. The Embrace Life flowers are in Pretty In Pink (center flower that was popped up on dimensionals) and Pink Pirouette. Half pearls added to center.
This is a modified case for today's Queen for the day challenge at SCS honoring Mary (jandjccc).