Friday, July 31, 2009

More Simply Stars...

As I mentioned yesterday, these are cards from swap within Heather's team "Simply Stars". The first card was created by Paula Ballard. I asked Paula what she was thinking at the time becasue this card had a lot of detail and a lot of cutting let alone making sixteen of them. Paula your card is awesome, love it. Paula used the stamp set Gallery #113776 page 127, Great Friend # 113792 page 107, Top Note Die #113463 and Beautiful Butterflies die # 114507 both found on page 198. Be sure to stop by Paula's blog and leave her a comment or just say Hi, she'd love it.

Martha's card is bright and cheerful using the Circle Circus stamp set #115778 page 129 and most of the new "In Colours". Martha also used the new modern punch # 116630. Martha does beautiful work and you can check out her blog here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Simply Stars

I believe I have mentioned this before that I have a talented, fabulous friend and upline Heather Summers and we are called Simply Stars.
Heather arranged a full card swap within our group and I have to say we are a talented group of ladies. Sixteen ladies participated in this swap and as long as it was current Stampin' Up! products, the sky was the limit in our designs. Over the next few days, I will be posting cards from the swap. I hope you enjoy the fine creations.
The first card above was created by Renee Ballard. Renee chose a card with no stamping but has a lot of texture. I can't believe Renee made sixteen cards each with a dalhia fold flower. That's a lot of folding! Renee also used the texturz plates Stampin' Up! Backgrounds # 114512 on page 195. I think the card looks great, nice work Renee.

This card is soincredible! The stamped images are so crisp it looks like designer paper but it is not. I am convinced it is the quality of Stampin' Up! cardstock that makes images so clean and vivid. Back to the card, the designer of this piece of work is Charlene Godsave. Charlene is just starting to blog but you can check out her work here . Be sure to say Hi to Charlene and leave her a kind thougt.
Charlen used the Simple Friendship #113397 on page 105, Flight of the Butterfly #116564 on page 108

Linda Anderson is the designer of this beauty. Like the card above, the stamped images are sharp. Linda used the two step stamping set Greenhouse Garden #113824 on page 94 and in real the image has the illusion of dimension becasue of the clarity of the stamping. Linda used silver micro beads on the stamen of the flowers. Love this card.
I hope you find some inspiration and see you tomorrow.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Medallion Mania

I am just loving this Medallion stamp set, it has so much potential.
Todays card is embossed on Rich Raazzleberry one of the new In Colours from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Versa Mark, Clear Embossing Powder, Whisper White (for the sentiment), Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments: Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Clear Gemstone Brad, dimensionals
The embossing on this card was done by inking up the Medallion stamp with versa mark, sprinkling with clear embossing powder and using the heat tool to set the powder. I also stamped another Medallion image on Whisper White cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Ink and punched out the centre using the scallop circle punch, inserting a brad and applying it with dimensional.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Clean & Simple

I am not sure if I saw this card layout somewhere or not but I sat down and started stamping and this is what I came up with. If I have viewed this card from somewhere else please let me know so I can give credit to you.
I am really pleased with the way these cards turned out. Wouldn't they be lovely as a boxed set or wrapped with a belly band?
I love the way the embossing turned out on the Bermuda Bay looks like flocked paper.
Stamps: Medallion, Best Yet
Paper: (top card) Melon Mambo, Whisper White, (bottom) Bermuda Bay
Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay respectively, versa mark, whisper white
Embellishments: Polk Dot Grosgrain ribbon, scallop oval punch, scallop punch, heat tool
Remember to punch out the scallop oval one layer at a time as the punched will not work through two sheets of cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card, making it a
peek-a-boo style card.
To obtain the In Colour Embossing, I first inked up my stamp with vers mark and then applied the in colour ink on top of this and stamped the image on Whisper White card stock. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder and applied heat. This will give you an embossed coloured image on white cardstock
Have a great day stampers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Love this new DSP

Where did the past week go?!
I realize I hadn't post in a week and when I think about it, I haven't stamped in that long either. I've been doing some scrapbooking.
I have been buying so many new things lately I get overwhelmed with what I am going to use and end up doing nothing. Does anyone else get this way?
I ahve been thinking of this set Wings of Friendship and what I would do with it and this morning I got busy and put a card together. I think it turned out pretty good and am pleased with the card.
Stamps: Wings of Friendship
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Oppulence, Cottage Wall DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Orchid Oppulence Stampin' Write Markers
Embellishments: scallop punch, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, Old Olive Brads

Thanks for checking in today.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week

WOW! Stampin' Up! has had amazing offers for the Summer Fun Deal of the Week. In case you haven't checked out my side bar each week, this is the great offer for this week July 20-26, 2009.
If you do not have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would like to take advantage of this offer and live in Canada, please email me privately or go to the Stampin' Up website here and fill out the information on the right side or you can click on the side buy the order online medallion. I do not have a SU Business Website so I will not come up on the search. If you need help, plese don't hesitate to email me. I would love to help you out.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kind Thoughts Brocade

Thought I would play with my sponge daubers and the Kind Thoughts Stencil today using the new In Colours. I wanted a simple card and this is what I came up with. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts, Kind Thoughts Brocade Stencil (small)
Paper: Soft5 Suede, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Punch

Friday, July 10, 2009

Enter to win a NEW EZ View Desktop Contest Closed

Enter to win a NEW EZ View Desktop from The Original for FREE! By Andrea
What crafter isn’t looking for the opportunity to organize their supplies in a way that’s easy to see but beautiful to look at? When Rachelle from
Rachelle’s Writing Spot asked me if I’d be willing to host a blog give-away for this EZ View Desktop – valued at $195 – from the The Original Scrapbox I just HAD to say yes!
The EZ View Desktop is designed with a clear, glass-like top and three drawers with built in partitions for easy organizing on any home project. The desk is 36 ½ inches wide by 25 inches and it stands about 3 ½ inches high. The picture above was taken by Rachelle to show you what it looks like filled. The Original Scrapbook is currently selling the
EZ View Desktop for $195 US in either vanilla or black and is offering FREE Shipping to the contiguous United States. They have lot of other cool organizational units for crafters so make sure you hop on over to The Original Scrapbox and take a look. During this blog give-away they’re offering $100 off shipping (on qualifiying items) just by entering this coupon code: 100Writes.
There’s several different ways to enter the draw to win the EZ View Desktop. The more options you choose the greater your chances of winning.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stampin' Up! Big Shot

Stampin’ Up! Thanks (Embosslits)
Stampin’ Up! Final Press (Embossing Folders)
Stampin’ Up! Perfect Details (Textured Plates)
Stampin’ Up! Two Tags (Bigz Dies)
Stampin’ Up! Fancy Favor (Bigz XL Dies)Well who doesn't like to win stuff, especially Stampin' Up stuff!

I was leaving a comment on a blog and decided to read some of the comments by other bloggers and from there I clicked on the commentors blog (well that is confusing) and found this. I plan on filling my coffee cup and browsing through because I believe there are a lot of great ideas.

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. I sure would be one happy lady if I were to win.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Birthday Wishes

My card today looks like the white circles are mounted on the Not Quite Navy scallop circles but actually it is not. First I punched three 1 1/4" circles out of Not Quite Navy card stock then I took the scallop circle punch and punched out a rim around the 1 1/4" circle. The circle punch will not punch through two pieces of cardstock so I marked with a pencil where I would punch three more 1 1/4" circles out of the Bermuda Bay cardstock. The scallopped rim was adhered to the Bermuda Bay cardstock. Next, I stamped my images on Whisper White cardstock and punched out using the 1 1.4" circle punch and adhered them on the inside of the card.
Stamps: Garden Whimsey, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon, Scallop punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Earth Elements Brads, deimensionals

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ahh Summer Time

I love summer time!
I love the bright colours of flowers, clothing, patio dishes, birds, butterflies and of coarse Stampin' Up's! new In Colours.
The new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP is so bright and cheery and is sure to make anyone smile- may it be someones birthday or just because you are thinking of them.
Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment, Garden Whimsy
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Embellishments: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, dimensionals, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds (on the butterfly wings), 3/4" circle punch

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Crushed Curry reminds me of sunshine

I wanted to make a card using the Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry and really didn't have a sketch in mind. My impression of this card reminds me of Autumn, which by the way I am not ready for just yet. The past five days have been dreary and rainy and I want to feel the warmth of sunshine on my face real soon. I am not sure how people in England live with so many wet and gray days.
Stamps: Baroque Mofiffs, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Dusty Durnago, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Ink: Dusty Durango
Embellishments: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, top note die, trio flower punch, crystal effects, paper piercer
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to stamp today.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Razzelberry Lemonade

For todays card I used the Mojo Monday card sketch with the new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.
I love the new In Colours from Stampin' Up! ...(my favourite colours are pink, purple and blue).
I hope you have had a chance to see the new catalogue which was just released yesterday, July 1.
Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Razzelberry Lemonade, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Dusty Durango
Embellishments: Crushed Curry Polk Dot grosgrain ribbon, Square Ice Brads, Flower Fusion, So Saffron Brads

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Clean & Simple

I love tempting turquoise but rarely use it. So last night while we were watching television I thought I would make and clean and simple card using tempting turquoise. By the way our daughter Nicole mentioned once again that I have a hard time just watching an entire program with them. Nicole aqlso pointed out that I use to until I started stamping. Does anyone else have this desire or find it a bad thing?!
Anyways, back to todays card.
Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, Happy Everything
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise,
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Embelishments: 1/4" tempting turquoise grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch