Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dressing Room

Stampin' Up All Dressed Up stamped in Regal Rose craft ink and then lightly sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds and clear embossing powder and then heat embossed and cut out. Added half pearls and some petals from the Artisan Embellishments kit rose that were scrunched up and added to belt. The dressform is in Crumb Cake with the woodgrain embossing folder that was inked with Chocolate Chip ink. Tea For Two designer paper, Vanilla wall panel was embossed with stripes folder. Small pale green "wainscot" trim is from the cover of an SU paper pack cover.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blooming with Kindness

My first time playing in the ColourQ challenge which called for the Stampin' Up colors of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. I used my new (to me) set of Blooming with Kindness stamped in Espresso and colored in markers. The Vanilla panel was first wheeled with the Very Vintage jumbo wheel in Crumb Cake. Butterfly Wings sizzlits dies in More Amore paper and some Raspberry cardstock to embellish.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I was determined to use one of the new bottlecap embellishments from the SU mini catalog on a card today :) I had to have them and then found myself stumped on just how to go about using them. This is the large one and I added a button from the Artisan Embellishments kit with an added pearl in the center. Ribbon is also from the kit, card base is Baja Breeze, matted with Primrose Petals, image panel is Very Vanilla. Stamp sets used: You Are Loved and Affection Collection. More Amore designer paper and layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

Monday, January 28, 2013


I usually have several books going at once, stashed all over the house and in the car as well. I thought they deserved a better place holder than the scrap of paper or grocery store receipt. LOVE bookmarks and I just don't know where they all disappear to, they're like socks that way.

I used all Stampin' Up supplies for these, Basic Black and Whisper White with the Pleasant Poppies colored in markers. I clear embossed the retired By Definition background stamp all over both of them, I love the printing on that one. One got a bit extra with the narrow black taffeta ribbon. Sentiment is from Fabulous Florets. Read on!

All Dressed Up

What a sweet set this All Dressed Up set is! It comes with matching framelits dies so the possibilities are endless. I used just the sentiment from the set and the dies for the dress and form. Retired Presto Patterns designer paper (a clear embossed white on white design), buckle from the old Pretties embellishments kit filled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, white grosgrain ribbon, and Tulips embossing folder. Cardstocks: Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Pleasant Poppies

Another new stamp for me is the Pleasant Poppies. Love this one and I think it will get a lot of use. I colored it in markers, used Tea For Two and More Amore designer papers with Pink Piroutte cardstock, Needlepoint Border embossing folder, sketch STB#3 from Sentiment is from You Are Loved.

Hello, Foxy

This is an individual stamp currently available through Stampin' Up. It is fairly large and I had a hard time with a layout to fit it properly, I am going to cut off the sentiment and make two stamps out of it which will make it easier for me. Base is Peach Parfait embossed with Swiss Dots folder, Pick Your Poison designer paper (just picked this up in the Clearance Rack section). It's the only thing I could find to match the peach color for my banners. Early Espresso baker's twine also used.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

By the Tide

Another new set I was eager to work with is this one called By The Tide. Lots of shore folks to send this to on the East Coast :)

I used Glossy White cardstock and blotted on Tim Holtz alcohol inks in Celery and Stream and went over this with the Silver additive. Embossed the coral in gold, stamped, colored and popped up the fish. Stitched embossed edge folder down the center, the silver designer basics buttons (new in mini catalog) with the Nantucket seal punched out for center with the 3/4" circle. Matted in Indigo with a Whisper White base.


I nearly tackled the poor, hapless UPS delivery guy today when he pulled up to the house with the new SU stuff. I was most anxious to try out the new Swallowtail butterfly stamp. I always regret not getting the Wonderful Wings butterfly set when it was available years ago...

The card base is Crumb Cake with the Very Vintage jumbo wheel in craft white ink. Butterfly is on Glossy White and brayered with Tangerine, sponged with Real Red, and spritzed with some Tattered Angels in Tiger Lily (a glimmer spray). The sentiment is from the retired set Live Your Dream. Any current sentiment can be used in place of this but I love the message of hope and dreams that always come to mind for me when I see a butterfly.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


The layout is from the Cardabilities #67 sketch for this week. I used Stampin' Up supplies of Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstocks, Doily die with the new Artisan Embellishments kit, retired sentiments from Holiday Best set.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Polka Dot Pinwheels

Sketch is this week's Mojo Monday 277. I used Stampin' Up's new Tea For Two designer paper with Vanilla, Gumball Green, and Coral cardstocks. The small pinwheel is from Sweets for the Sweet, sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess). Brights brads, pewter build a brad for large pinwheel on bottom. Embossing folders: new stitched border in current mini and Cuttlebug polka dots. Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Valentine Tree

I still have my white mini tree set up on my desk in the stamp room and have changed it from a Christmas theme to Valentine's Day.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Polka Dot Petite Purses

Petite Purse die with all of the current In Colors and patterned paper in polka dots. The flower is from the Birds and Blooms Sizzix dies (this is no longer available in the catalog) with matching dahlia flower buttons. Inspired by a project in the demo Stampin' Success magazine.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bee My Honey

How can you not think of using a bee with this new Honeycomb folder :) I used More Mustard, Poppy Parade and Pool Party with the main image on Whisper White. Just Buzzin' By set for bee and honey part of sentiment. The rest was done with the Calendar alpha and number set. Tea For Two designer paper, Nestabilities octagon frame dies, SU pinking hearts border and new stitched border embossing folder. Glittered up the wings with glue and Dazzling Diamonds.

Hearts a Flutter

Inspired by the 3D project in the SU mini catalog. I used Pool Party embossed with Tulips Frame folder. Matted in Whisper White, Vintage Verses thanks stamped in craft white on Basic Black. Hearts a Flutter stamp set in Pool Party, Wisteria, and Primrose with coordinating framelits dies. New metallic buttons with croxhet thread, small hearts are from the three heart punch.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mojo Monday

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch I used some of the new products from the Stampin' Up mini catalogs. Tea For Two designer paper with Island Indigo and So Saffron cardstocks, Vanilla taffeta ribbon and new rose ribbon. Sentiment is from the SAB set Vintage Verses.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

"Who" Loves You?

We are all Dr. Who fanatics here so I was delighted to see this stamp from Feeling Sentimental in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Looks so much like the Tardis! I used the Tulips frame embossing folder and the new scallop border frame to add some texture on the Whisper White. Matting is Brilliant Blue and colored in pencils and markers. Sentiment is from Occasional Quotes.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Heart Banner

Stampin' Up Valentine using Riding Hood Red, Melon Mambo, Primrose Petals, and Very Vanilla cardstock. The banner was made using Warmest of Wishes pennant stamp (retired hostess set), pennant punch and baker's twine. The bird is from Notably Ornate in Pretty in Pink and then kissed with flowered heart in Primrose ink from You Are Loved set (sentiment from same set). I made another similar card using a non SU teddy bear that I colored in various shades of pink in place of the bird.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


For this week's Mojo Monday 275 sketch I used Stampin' Up supplies of Vanilla, Coral, and Olive cardstocks with Tea For Two designer paper, Secret Garden and Elementary Elegance stamp sets, baker's twine, and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Embellishments Artisan Kit

Another lovely new addition to the mini catalog is the embellishments kit, one of my favorite things offered. The laces are so pretty, and there are buttons, doilies and some "Love tickets". Everything is so delicately feminine and vintage style. Really pretty stuff.

For this wedding, anniversary, or Valentine card I used Very Vanilla embossed with the Tulips frame, inside panel embossed with Vintage Wallpaper. Everything else is from the kit.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pajama Inspiration

This card was inspired by the tag on my Christmas pajamas :)

Stampin' Up supplies: Whisper White and Pink Pirouette cardstocks, embossed background in silver using Elegant wheel, Affection Collection sentiments also silver embossed. Pink ribbon is in the new SU mini. Silver metallic cardstock is non SU as is the scallop heart Nestabilities die.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Doily Valentine

A clean and simple design that will mail well since it doesn't have any embellishments on it. All Stampin' Up supplies: Whisper White cardstock embossed with Hello, Doily in white. Shaded with Primrose Petals ink and sponge. The heart is on Pink Pirouette with the sentiment from You Are Loved and then cut with the new Hearts a Flutter framelits die.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

More Amore

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch. Stampin' Up supplies of new More Amore designer specialty paper. The heart is part of the paper pack, I cut out one in red and the white part is the other side of the same paper for the inner heart. Stamped with Affection Collection sentiment. Pool Party and Pink Pirouette cardstock and Pool Party taffeta ribbon to embellish.