Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This sale will begin tomorrow on November 26 and continue through December 1. There will be product bundles discounted anywhere from 20 to 50 percent! Details on the discounted product bundles will be announced when the sale begins on November 26. Quantities of discounted bundles are limited, so you should place orders online early. To shop online, just go to my SU website and click on the Shop Now button in the upper right hand corner.
If you prefer to have me place your SU orders for you instead of ordering it yourself through my online website, you will have to contact me tomorrow on November 26. I can assist you again on December 1st, however, I'm afraid many of the items promoted in this sale will already be sold out as supplies are limited.
Check out my Stampin'Up website for all the details on November 26. Click on the Shop Now button in the upper right hand corner. After the page loads look on the left hand side of the page for the word Specials. Click on that and several pictures will come up. Click on the Shopping cart loaded with the SU goodies and that will take you to the product bundles pages - then shop away!!
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Monday, November 24, 2008
I know this probably looks more red on your screen than Rose Red . . . I just couldn't get the color right in PhotoShop Elements. But IRL . . . it's a beautiful Rose Red and I am so pleased with how this card turned out.
I wanted to play in Beate's weekend sketch challenge . . . that you can read about here. I chose Rose Red and Basic Gray to work with. It's such an elegant combination. I decided to use the stamp set called Bloomin' Beautiful for several reasons . . . I've not used it in a while and it had an image that seemed to fit the main panel on the sketch challenge.
I started by stamping my background with Floral. I used Bordering Blue ink because I didn't want it to stand out too much. I colored the flowers with an AquaPainter with ink from the lid of my ink pads. I LOVE this method of coloring and I use it almost every time I color something. I created darker areas on the blossoms with dabs of Bravo Burgundy. This panel is surrounded with a skinny mat of Bravo Burgundy.
Beate has a circle accent in her sketch. I achieved the circle with a gorgeous designer brad from the Filigree Assortment pack. They are almost too pretty to use and I find myself hoarding them just a little always asking myself is the card "worthy" enough for a Filigree brad . . .?? LoL! Guess this one was! I attached this brad to a Round Tab punch that was first stamped with a stamp from Totally Tabs.
When the card was almost together, I could sense that it didn't seem quite done to me. So, I grabbed some Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon and just added a single strip of it around the card. Ahh, done! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Supplies I used on this card:
Stamps: Floral, Bloomin' Beautiful, Totally Tabs
Paper: Basic Gray, Rose Red DSP, Bravo Burgundy, Confetti White
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, Bordering Blue, Garden Green, Going Gray
Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Filligree Brad, AquaPainter
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This is the perfect card to make if you have limited time and you want to keep things FLAT. There are no dimensionals on this card and you could easily skip the rhinestone . . . obviously I can't resist even just a little bit of bling!!
I was going through my folder of leftover Ski Slope designer paper and decided to play with a few scraps. This is what I came up with. I used a sentiment from Snowfall. (A set that retired much too soon in my opinion!) The base of the card is made from Riding Hood Red paper. The tree is stamped on Whisper White with Riding Hood Red ink. The "bling" is from SU's Rhinestone Circle Brads. I just popped out the rhinestone and applied it with a glue dot.
Simple and sweet and GREAT when you are stamping with limited time . . . like I always seem to be doing lately!
Supplies for my Simple Scandinavian Holiday card:
Stamps: Scandinavian Season, Snowfall (retired) Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Circle Rhinestone Brads in Ice, Glue Dot
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The card on the left uses watercolor paper and then I pulled the color out into some of the white space. Watercolor paper is so easy to work with and it's fun. For the card on the right, I used the same pulled watercolor technique, but instead of stamping my Scandinavian tree onto watercolor paper, I stamped it on Whisper White. The pulled color is lighter . . . so the card has a "whiter" feel. To accent this whiteness, I embossed the Scandinavian wheel along the left edge and added dots from my white gel pen to the centers of my scalloped edges and to the corners of my image panel.
Here are the supplies I used on my cards:
Stamps: Scandinavian Season, Scandinavian Wheel
Paper: Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen, White Embossing Powder, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Bold Bright Brads, Dimensionals, Aqua-Painter
Monday, November 17, 2008
Supplies for the Santa Cheer card which is semi cased from page 11 in the Holiday Mini:
Stamps: Winter Post
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Naturals White
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Jumbo Pewter Eyelet, Crop-a-dial, Tag Corner Punch, Old Saint Nick Rub Ons, Alpine Ribbon Originals
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I decided to incorporate an idea into my card that I've had ever since I got the Sizzix die called Swirly. I always imagined using it with a boat and today I had my chance. I let my swirl line spill across the whole width of the card. I also added a sentiment panel.
Supplies I used on this card:
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: 1/4" Square Punch, Swirly Sizzix Die Cut, Key Tag Punch, Dimensionals, Markers: Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green
We need at least six people signed up to attend who commit to purchasing $25. This amount may go lower is we have more than six people signed up to attend. At the beginning of the event, I will hold a drawing to see who our hostess will be. The sales totals will not be closed out until 2-3 days later to allow our hostess to get additional outside orders. I'm really looking forward to our first EOHN! Let me know by December 3 if you can come!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Step One: Seal your envelope.
Step Two: Insert your tag punch as far as it can go along the short side of the envelope and punch out. It will look like this:
Step Three: Reinsert your punch but only as far as you need to in order to clip the tab off evenly. It will look like this:
Step Four: Clip off the the little tag tips that are left over from your initial punch. See picture below:
And, that is all there is to it as far as creating your envelope tea holder. All you have to do now is decorate and your done!
Supplies for the Envelope Tea Bag Holder:
Stamps: Puns from the Past Paper: Naturals White, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DSP Ink: Riding Hood Red Accessories: Naturals White Envelope, Striped Ribbon from Alpine Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals, Tag Punch, Scissors, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
Friday, November 7, 2008
Do you ever wonder why I post a bit sporadically? Take three kids times three activities per kid times seven days a week and then add in carpooling, babysitting, cooking, cleaning, laundry and well - you get the picture!! It's just been a REALLY busy week and one of the few that I've gotten very little stamping time in. I'm feeling the withdrawal so badly right now!! Oh well, I know eventually I'll get caught up. Or not!! I sincerely hope your day is a happy one with a little bit of stamping time worked into it!!
Supplies for my card:
Stamps: Merry and Bright
Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Real Red, Naturals White, Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Real Red
Accessories: Blender Pen, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch