Saturday, April 30, 2011

Plane & Simple.....Say Goodbye!

Today is the last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

I thought I would share one last simple card. I stamped the plane from the Plane & Simple Stamp Set in Soft Suede. For the background I used a piece of the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper. I made a little tag by hand to "fly" behind the plane and finished it off with a button. Pretty "plane" and simple, huh!


Stamps: Plane & Simple (Occasions Mini)
Card stock: Pear Pizazz, whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede

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Friday, April 29, 2011

MOJO188: On the Go Preview

Ok, I fianlly got this weeks MOJO Monday Sketch done:

This weeks card has a little bit from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and features a new stamp set from the new Summer Mini which will be available May1st. This is just one of the advantages of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - I get to order from the new catalog a month early!

For today's card I used the On the Go Stamp Set and water colored the flowers with the Water Color Crayons and an Aqua Painter. I cut the circle and the scallop circle using the Big Shot Machine. I used  some soon to be gone First Edition Designer Series Paper for the background. I created lots of textures using the the Perfect Polka Dot and Square Lattice Embossing Folder. To finish it off I made some pretty little flowers using the Boho Blossom Punch; I think this is my favorite part of this card!


Stamps: On the Go (Summer Mini Catalog)
Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Staz On Black

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stampin Up! Open House for the New Summer Mini Catalog!

Everyone's Invited! Come anytime between 12 - 3 on Saturday May 7th and see what Stampin' Up! is all about, check out the product and samples from the new catalog, make your own card, and just take a break! Here's an idea - bring your MOM for a Mother's Day treat! If you've never stamped before this is a great opportunity to see what it's all about and if your a seasoned stamper then you won't want to miss this first opportunity to use some new products! No need to RSVP, just drop in if you can!

Who: You! And a friend if you like too!
What : Summer Mini Catalog Open House
When : Saturday May 7th anytime between 12-3
Where: Sacha's Home, 1802 Sun Ct . Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Swap to Share!

Today I wanted to share a swap I received from Jeanne Boulay, isn't it stunning! It's card made entirely of Whisper White Card Stock. There are many different textures to help the focal point of the card stand out which is the flower from the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die and the Big Shot Machine. The different textures are achieved using the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. To finish it off she added a Basic Pearl to the center of the flow. Thanks for sharing Jeanne!


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Love Impressions Designer Series Paper

Today's card features the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog. You'd probably think that you can only use this paper for Valentines Day but today I will show you something different. I cut the "All You Need is Love" from the the 12 x 12 sheet and embellished it with the Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon and attached it to the front of my card. Inside I also used more of the DSP and stamped it with "Congratulations." Now I have the perfect Wedding Shower or Anniversary card using my "Valentine's" DSP. How clever is that!

Stamps: Something to Celebrate (inside card)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Gray (inside card)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Update: Blog Subscribers

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my challenge from last week. So far I have 9 subscribers and my goal is to have 30 by the end of May. If I meet my goal I will have a drawing to reward one lucky subscriber with some very special cards. See below for the link to the original post for more details!

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Wish Big

Today's card is a fun Masculine Birthday cards using more stamp sets and DSP from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Don't forget you only have until the end of the month to order from this catalog. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already:

I used the Bring On the Cake stamp set and stamped it in black, then sponged around the card stock in black as well. For my background I used the Newsprint Designer Series Paper and I sponged the edges in black as well. For an added embellishment I used the Star Punch with the Real Red Glimmer Paper and a Black Glimmer Brad, all popped up with a Dimensional.

Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Glimmer for Graduation

Today I would like to share a card that would be perfect for one of those graduations coming up soon. I punched three Stars from the Real Red Glimmer Paper and inserted a Silver Glimmer Brad; both from the Occasions Mini Catalog. These are popped up using Dimensionals and I gave it a subtle background using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and the Big Shot Machine. The sentiment if from the Tiny Tiny Wishes stamp set and I punch it using the Slot Punch and encased that with some more Glimmer Paper punched with the Modern Label Punch. How easy is that?

Stamps: Tiny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy

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MOJO187: Strawberries n' Things

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch and I think it's my best one yet!

This card took quite a bit of time but I must say it's absolutely beautiful! I've seen these strawberries before and have been wanting to try them out; for today's sketch it just went perfectly with the layout. The strawberry is made using the Scallop Heart Die along with the Little Leaves Die which I ran through the Big Shot Machine. I used the Boho Blossom Punch and Daffodil Delight Brads  for the little strawberry flowers. There are many layers and lots of Dimensionals. I did some faux stitching with the Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and Gel Pen. I used the Eyelet Border Trim Punch for the scallops along the bottom. I topped it off with some Whisper White Satin Ribbon, and a little tag stamped with the You're a Gem stamp set which I punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch in Real Red, and another Whisper White 1 1/4" Circle Punch.

Stamps: You're a Gem
Cardstock: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red

How would you like to win a months worth of sketch challenge cards made by me? These cards are not your ordinary cards; many of them take me a couple of hours to complete and have many details to them. So, how may you ask? Well, I currently have a handfull of subscribers to my blog (and I love you all!). I have set a goal for myself to reach 30 subscribers by the end of May. All you have to do to be entered into my drawing for a months work of sketch cards is to subscribe to my blog. If I reach my goal by the end of May, I will have a drawing from all those that subscribed. And for those of you that already subscribe just leave me a comment and I will add your name to the drawing as well! I will keep you posted on my progress so subscribe today and you won't miss any updates, and be sure to tell your friends as well and help me reach my goal!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Botanical Gazzette for Mother

Good morning and happy Monday to everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend; I know I did! This week I will be sharing cards using items from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The items in the Occasions Mini Catalog will only be available thru the end of April, and there are no guarantees any of the items will be carried over to the big catalog in July. Usually only one or two stamp sets make it so if you have your eye on something I would recommend ordering it before the end of the month, plus if you spend $20 this month your eligible to partake in the Spring is Blossoming promotion as well!

Now, back to my card. This very simple card was made using the Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper as my focus. I embellished it with a Designer Button in Cherry Cobbler and the sentiment for Mother's Day is from the hostess set in the Occasions Mini Catalog called Something to Celebrate. Well I hope everyone has a fabulous week and we'll see you tomorrow!

Stamps: Something to Celebrate
Card stock: So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist

Friday, April 15, 2011

Next Round of Stamp Club Starts in July!

I wanted to give everyone a heads up that I will be starting a new round of my Stamp Club in July when the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog becomes available. We meet once a month to create projects and have a fun filled afternoon. You don't have to be creative as I come up with all the ideas and prep all of the material for you! Here are some of the benefits each member receives:

  • $15.00 monthly purchase (easy to do - one stamp set, a roll or two of ribbon, two packages of card stock) and a guaranteed month of hostess benefits which include free product and exclusive hostess stamp sets!
  • A spiral bound 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalog (I bind these special for my stamp club members only) 
  • Monthly ideas and technique lessons
  • An afternoon to take a break and some time for yourself (club usually last about 2 hours)!
  • Club will help you to use your supplies making swap cards to trade with others and  you will build your card supply (and save money because you'll no longer need to shop at Hallmark)!
  • An invitation to my Annual 2012 Hostess Appreciation Event (food, fun, and stamping)!
We usually meet on a Saturday afternoon and I am considering offering a weeknight option.You don't actually have to come to the meetings each month if you choose not to, the only requirement is the monthly minimum purchase. If your at all interested please let me know and I will include you in the planning communications that will be emailed in the coming months. As always you are welcome to attend one club meeting with no obligations if you would like to see what its all about and how much fun we have! So, tell your friends and don't miss out! Keep in mind I do have a referral gift so if you invite some one and they decide to join us you will be rewarded!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MOJO 186: Homegrown Radish

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. 

I choose to use the Homegrown Stamp Set for this weeks card. I also used the Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper as it reminds me of little radishes. There are many layers on this card with different textures achieved from the Polka Dot Embossing Folder as well as the Paper Piercing Tool to make some faux stitching. I colored the radish with the Water Color Crayons and an Aqua Painter. The sentiment was punched with the Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch and I finished it off with a few Basic Pearls.

Stamps: Homegrown
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz On

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Test and Sneak Peek for Tomorrow!

I'm working on my photos so this is a test to see how it turns out. It's a sneak peek of my card that I will be posting tomorrow for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. How does it look? Check back tomorrow to see the full card!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bring on the Cake Birthday Card

This was a quick birthday card I made using the Bring on the Cake stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. This set has so many options for birthday cards and is only available thru the end of April. I stamped the greeting on Crumb Cake cardstock with Black Staz On. I then cut it out and put a think layer of Crystal Effects to give it some dimension. I used the Rich Regals Designer Series Paper in Always Artichoke for the background and finished it off with the 1/8 Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon.

Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Crumb cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Black Staz On

Monday, April 11, 2011

Stregnth & Hope

Here is a card I made for a recent swap I joined. It features a new stamp set from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog! It's called Strength & Hope and for every set that is purchased Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to  The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I am so excited for this set because I absolutely love the butterfly! This card was quite simple in that most of it is stamped with Pretty in Pink Classic ink on Whisper White cardstock. I then added a Basic Pearl to each butterfly and topped each one off with a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Stamps: Strength & Hope
Cardstock: Crumb cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White  
Ink: Pretty in Pink


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Retired Rubber

I have updated the Retired Rubber page! Take a look and see if there is anything that might interest you!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ornate Blossom Thank You

Here is a thank you card I made with the Ornate Blossom that I received for free during Sale-A-Bration. This card is quite simple, yet elegant. I stamped the blossom in More Mustard on the Whisper White Cardstock and then the thank you from the With All My Heart stamp set in Early Espresso Classic ink. And guess what? Everyone who places and online order with me in April will receive one of these cards in the mail!


Stamps: Ornate Blossom, With All My Heart
Cardstock: More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Early Espresso

Thursday, April 7, 2011

2011 Pigments Spring Stamp Camp Projects

Today I wanted to share with you the projects that we made at our stamp camp: 

Necklace and Matching Gift Box

Pocket folder with Note Cards

Flower Basket Easter Card

"Sew" Cute Tri-fold Card

My Digital Studio Luggage Tag

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Product Share - 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon!

Ribbon Share   - Closes Thursday April 14th!
This is a great way to share costs and get a little of all the colors of ribbon. If enough participate (at least 5 people), I order all the colors of the 5/8 ribbon and divide it up 5 ways. Here are the details:
5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon - $21.27
All the colors of the 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon on page 191 of the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog
- 13 colors, 3 yards of each. 
Ordered individually they would cost you $106.35
     If you would like to be included in this round of product shares please email me by 4/14/11. If you need me to ship the product to you please add $5.00 for priority shipping. On April 15 I will send you a Pay Pal request for payment, or you may mail me a check to the following address:
  1802 Sun Ct SE
  Rio Rancho, NM 87114

2011 Pigments Spring Stamp Camp

Today I wanted to share with you photos from our Spring Stamp Camp that was held last Saturdays. Everyone had so much fun and just loved the projects!

Members of Pigments of Our Imagination : From left to right Sacha, Brenda, Kelly, and not pictured is Mindy.

The awesome cupcake display and snacks the Kelly made!

Lot's of samples to take photo of and get ideas!

One of the project tables.

Another of the project tables.

The wonderful Door Prizes Mindy put together!

The Grand prize worth over $50 of Stampin' Up! product!

Happy stampers stamping away.......

If you couldn't make it this time be sure to join us in the Fall. Each camp gets better each time so don't miss out! Come back tomorrow when I share the projects that we made!