Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 3 of the Independence Card Parade

After I made yesterday's card, I looked at my ribbon and thought "Ooooh" and trimmed the ends, folded it, and used the star brad to secure it to the tag.  I liked the look and Viola!   What do you think?


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Independence Day ... Card 2

This is the second card I made with the July 4th stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog.  This time I changed Brilliant Blue to Pacific Point and Summer Sun to Daffodil Delight.  I added the punch of White with the ribbon and inked image on the Large Tag Punch.

Stamps:  July 4th
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight Classic; Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories:  Whisper White Organdy Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Large Tag Punch, Star Brad, Glue Dots 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy 4th of July... Part1

I wanted to share my 4th of July cards and let you decide which one you like the best.  They all feature the July 4th stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog.  I used the same images to make a background on a sheet of Whisper White cardstock then cut it into fourths.  This card is the first one I made:

Stamps:  July 4th
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Brilliant Blue
Ink:  Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Summer Sun
Accessories:  Large Star Punch, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Possible Swap Sample Sneak Peek

This is one of the swaps I'm working on for the annual Stampin' Up Convention I'll be attending next month in Salt Lake City, Utah.  On this one I colored in the flower and the word "FRIENDS" with my Stampin' Write Markers.  I'm also working on a version where I'm leaving the flower and words white.  Nevertheless the central image is from a new stamp set that is going to be in the new Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog that is being released on July 1st! 

Stamps:  Friends Never Fade
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Pacific Point Classic Ink; Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, June 25, 2010

Roo Loves You

I made this little fellow for someone special who is dealing with some tough health problems.  I think she can use all the hugs, thoughts, and prayers she can get right now as she continues to fight a cancer that won't die.  Please keep Colleen in your prayers!

Stamps:  Build-a-Roo
Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Kraft, Real Red
Ink:  Soft Suede, Real Red Classic Ink; Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories:  Real Red 5/8" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

I wanted to share this birthday card I received from my best friend Dee.  I think she did a great job!  I love the color and embossing she did with the Big Shot!  Thanks Dee!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

With Sympathy

Here is another card using the new stamp set Elements of Style from the Summer Mini Catalog.  This time I used it to make a sympathy card.  I used the same technique as last time, stamping the image and watercoloring it before placing it in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and running it through the Big Shot.

Stamps:  Elements of Style
Cardstock:  Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink:  Basic Brown, Regal Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Happy Heart

This card features some retiring products:  Cameo Coral cardstock and the stamp set A Happy Heart.  I made it to send some cheer to a couple of people who are fighting cancer, hoping it will bring a smile to their faces!

Stamps:  A Happy Heart,
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red, VersaMark
Accessories:  Ticket Corner Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day... Take 2

Here is another Father's Day card ... the one I'm actually givivng to my dad as he really is the "Beary Best"!   Again I've used the Travel Journal Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalog.  As you may recall, all of the Build-a-Bear products are still available from Stampin' Up!

Stamps:  Beary Best Friends, Beary Best Times
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Travel Journal DSP
Ink:  Basic Brown, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father's Day... Take 1

As I sat down to create a Father's Day card for my dad, I knew I wanted to use the blue striped patterned paper from the Travel Journal Designer Series Paper in the Summer Mini Catalog as blue is my dad's favorite color.  (This particular pattern reminds me of a Johnny Carson tie I made for my grandpa many years ago.)  Anyway, this is the card I designed, featuring the stamp set Sentimental Journey, also from the Summer Mini Catalog

Stamps:  Sentimental Journey
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Travel Journal DSP
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Vintage Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch

Check back tomorrow to see another Father's Day card.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Flag Day!

I made this flag using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up.  My uncle Dean was very patriotic as he served in World War II.  It was 2 years ago today that he passed away.  My aunt JoAnne said it was appropriate that he'd pass away on Flag Day of all days.  He was an awesome man and I'm proud to have been related to him and to have known him so well.


Friday, June 11, 2010


Isn't this little fellow cute?!  I used this image from the First Day stamp set in the new Summer Mini Catalog to make a bookmark.  I thought he'd look cute presented in the white pocket decorated with the Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Ribbon... one of my favorite ribbons in the Stampin' Up Catalog!  With summer here, everyone could use a bookmark for their leisurely reading!

Stamps:  First Day
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Brown Classic; Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Green Galore, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Two Tags Die, 1 3/8" Circle Punch


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Trendy Trees

This card features the stamp set Trendy Trees.  I took the piece of Old Olive cardstock, scored it to frame the So Saffron piece and tore the edge that I folded up to resemble grass below the trees.  To line up the tree trunks and leaves I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I think the Linen Thread adds to this "nature" card.  I also paper pierced the corners using the mat pack and paper piercer after using the corner rounder punch on the bottom corners of the card.  I really like this color combination and how this card turned out!

Stamps:  Trendy Trees
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Old Olive
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Texture, Texture, Texture!

I bet you are wondering "How in the world did she make that card?"!  Well, I used my Big Shot and the new Stampin' Up Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Summer Mini Catalog on the Bashful Blue Piece after I stamped and colored in the image from Elements of Style (another new stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog).  The resulting effect looks like counted cross stitch in person!  I think this card also has a very vintage look.

Stamps:  Elements of Style
Cardstock:  Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Basic Brown, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Today is my Dad's birthday so I had to make a special card for him.  As you can see, I used the new stamp set Pedaling Past from the Summer mini catalog.  I accented the card with punches from the new Extra Large Cogs Double Punch.  I placed each punch within circles of various sizes I paper pierced using the mat pack, piercing tool, and Punches Plus Classy Brass Template

Stamps:  Pedaling Past
Cardstock:  Ballet Blue, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black Classic; Going Gray and Ballet Blue Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Punches Plus Classy Brass Template, Extra Large Cogs Double Punch