Inspiration from Melissa

Monday, January 31, 2011

Elegant Line impression folder

 Designed by Jess, this CAS(clean & simple) card shouted elegance! the flower is just so pretty and all we did was punch one xlrg fancy flower punch, 2 scallop circles and crumpled the 'you know what' out of them. Then stuck them altogether w/ a brad and added the pretty little pearl right on top! After it's down on the card then i crumpled more to my liking. I guess the rest is self explanatory.

tip: if you look closely you can see some fuzziness? if you crumple enough your card stock will actually become two sheets and you can pull them apart and then inside is all fuzzy looking! ;)

paper: early espresso, whisper white, pear pizzaz
ink: early espresso
stamps: teeny tiny wishes
tools: xlrg fancy flower punch, modern label, word window, scallop circle, big shot, elegant lines impression folder
accessories: pearls, subtle brad, choc chip satin ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Love You Much

hey all! boy have i failed miserably @ my New Years Resolution to be consistent w/ my blogging and sharing w/ you all! yikes! Baby #3 and life snuck up on me and invaded my daily rituals;) ... ok enough complaining bc i wouldn't change a thing... any who, got together yesterday am w/ 2 other demos and we shared ideas and stamped together. Needless to say i was up till 12 on Thurs night stamping bc of course i don't plan ahead and i'm a pro at procrastinating! hehe  after being rather dormant i really felt like i found my mojo! yipee! Lovin' the birds and i think this shall be my hubby's valentines day card! It's right around the corner!

oh and get this, another reason yesterday was fabulous... i got SEVENTEEN 12X12 layouts printed out from My Digital Studio and they arrived from Stampin Up!....oooo eeee!!! Can you hear me squealing...super pleased w/ the quality, price, and how easy this program is to work with! fabuloso. I got them all slipped into my current 'traditional' books and they look great! (i was worried about mixing the traditional and digital...what a waste of worry... i love em')

doesn't that glass chunky glitter rule? Its so sparkly in real life. I just took my Tombo adhesive and squeezed a nice little line of it and then sprinkle on the glitter. don't be stingy...on the glue that is..otherwise the chunks won't stick.

like how the fabric is a home made ribbon? matched perfect w/ the Love Letters dsp.

paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, love letters dsp
ink: basic black
stamps: love you much, define your life
tools: xtra lrg decor lbl pnch, spiral punch
accessories: broken glass glitter, tombo adhesive, sponge, deck the halls fabric

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

With special rewards for those who spend, host, and join, there's something for everyone!

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Our biggest sales event of the year--Sale-A-Bration--is here! This year we've got four great Sale-A-Bration sets for hostesses and customers to choose from--as well as a Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents pack, a Ribbon & Button pack, digital downloads, and D├ęcor Elements!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Room Makover

 Over a year ago our bible study donated a "one room makeover" on our Christian Ed Auction. I donated my time and then other couples gave the funds to put towards paint, decor, bedding ect. It was lots of fun but for future reference when painting w/ the tint 'magenta' in your base you HAVE to prime!!! I was going over light colors but had to paint that pink five times! eeek! Any who, live n learn;) this is a peek when walking into the room
 next to the closet door we are using a rub on from Stampin Up! and the polka dot scallop border is also a stencil from SU!
below you can see Erin's name ...also done in the Choc Chip Rub ons from SU!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Have a seat cont.

 More simple graduation cards... stamped Happy Graduation on the inside
 lightly inked my a to z so it left 'bare' spots. then sponged the edges real good w/ choc chip

i found this old brocade basics paper and thought it so very pretty and challenged myself to use every last piece. I only have a few tiny snippets left... 30 cards later;) obviously u can see i didn't use it on every one...but quite a few!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

have a seat

working on a stack of Graduation cards for a friend/professor @ Northwestern college. This is the last of the bunch! they needed to be able to fit male or female so wanted to keep it rather basic.

paper: wild wasabi, choc chip, very vanilla, brocade basic dsp(long ago retired)
ink: versamark, choc chip
stamps: have a seat, teeny tiny wishes, watercolor trio(r)
tools: scallop oval, large oval, xlrg decor punch
accessories: stampin dimensionals

Monday, January 17, 2011

a to z

this is my take on a collage grouping i guess. I like how it all came together. simple, but packs some punch. when u are holding it ... lots of sparkles w/ those rhinestones on each center of the buttons. way cute.

paper: soft suede, naturals ivory, pretty in pink
ink: soft suede, old olive
stamps: a to z, afterthoughts(hostess level 1), fifth ave
tools: scallop oval punch, xtra lrg decor label punch, color spritzer tool
accessories: buttons, rhinestones, mini glue dots, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, January 15, 2011

button button

wanted to stamp a stack of Thank yous for my girls birthday parties. w/ the holidays right by each of their birthdays... jeesh...lets just say i could never get to it! but they are done, now just have to be written in! that will proly take me another month, ouch. so i found this ribbon while cleaning house and i just couldn't shove it in the box "for my girls" too cute, so i had to come up w/ some cards to use it on! Obviously its not su!

paper: whisper white, choc chip, pretty pink dsp
ink: choc chip, melon mambo, pretty in pink
stamps: button button, occasional quotes
tools: curly label punch, xtra lrg decor lbl punch
accessories: ribbon, stampin dimensionals, rhinestones, sponges

Thursday, January 13, 2011

love you much

 looking ahead and not to far away it will be valentines day! Can you believe it! Start today and you can easily make some home made treats that are super cute! I used the 2 tags die and the big shot to cut out the super cute tag. it's actually mounted on top of chipboard that i cut out first to give it some dimension. the chunky glitter is the glass glitter that i adhered w/ liquid glue. the bunch of ribbons was from my pile of little scraps and i just tied them together and used a mini glue dot to hold it in place. (they are the BEST for this)
paper: basic gray, baja breeze, naturals ivory, real red dsp
ink: real red, basic gray
stamps: love you much
tools: two tags die, big shot, scallop circle, circle punch
accessories: corduroy real red button, linen thread, vintage lace, real red polka dot ribbon, very vanilla ribbon, broken glass glitter, glue, stampin dimensionals

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

note pad booklet

 one more peek @ a note pad book for a gift for Hannah's teacher. Using the same paper as before, urban oasis dsp long ago retired but still love it! subtle and fun.
paper: baja breeze, basic gray, urban oasis, sahara sand
ink: basic gray
stamps: button button, occasional quotes
tools: circle punch, xlrg decor label punch
accessories: kiwi kiss cord button, baja breeze ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fifth Avenue

so i feel like I've been absent for way to long and i really do have a good excuse. my camera broke AGAIN....OK well my hubby broke it this time. i didn't realize how much i like that baby and the quality it actually has! so needless to say it was shipped off on New Years Eve and i will probably be w/o for a month i suppose.... very sad. so I'm borrowing an older one and it will have to do till mine is fixed! so bear w/ me if i don't have any  pix w/ clarity to share the minute details!

i have been busy stamping tho, so i do have quite a bit to share! very excited. been slowly cleaning house in my craft room and getting prepared for the big move in a few months. getting pretty excited about that! got my walls painted and now on the hunt for counter tops and perhaps a cupboard or two! so during my purge i came across these nifty little tags that i bought a long time ago and thought i better try them out! i likes

like the bunched ribbon? very easy to do. on one end split the ribbon in half w/ your finger tips and then find ONE tiny little thread and begin pulling. they are unbelievably strong so you can really pull! I've yet to break one. the more you pull, the more it gathers ect.

paper: basic gray, baja breeze, urban oasis dsp, whisper white
ink: basic gray, baja breeze, versamark
stamps: tiny tags, fifth ave
tools: crop a dile, 2 1/4" circle punch, jewelry punch, spiral punch
accessories: pearls, hemp twine, basic gray taffeta ribbon

stay tuned for more fun stuff!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Occasion' Mini Catalog LIVE today!!!

The 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog (January 4-April 30, 2011) contains all-new stamp sets, accessories, Designer Fabric, dies, and more--with many coordinating products you will love! Remember you can shop online 24/7 through me by clicking here! Make sure you check out all the clearance items too! Happy Shopping!

Monday, January 3, 2011

for all you do

one more pretty card w/ this set. that purple is too pretty! concord crush.

 Happy New Year to you all btw. Had a good day today. didn't want to get out of bed but when i did the sitter came and hubby n i went down to new house to work. i got busy w/ all my 'fun' little painting things i'm working on! (i'll post pix when i'm done!) Using some of the FABULOUS stencils from Stampin Up! and I LOVE em'! they are so modern vintagyish (is that word?) Super easy to use too. now i'm bakin in the kitchen and waiting for my cheesecake to be done!