Inspiration from Melissa

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

always elegant

this too we made @ my last camp. I wanted to show case how you can make a sharp card using only one ink and keeping it quite simple! In a sense we made our own dsp w/ the stamped background. one piece of concord crush paper as a matte and some ribbon to match. Using the jewelry tag punches we stamped our sentiments and then punched them out!

paper: very vanilla, concord crush
ink: concord crush
stamps: tiny tags, always elegant
tools: jewelry tag punch, 1/8" hole punch, sponge
accessories: concord crush ribbon, linen thread, rhinestone

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bliss Rock'n'roll...

This was a card that we did @ my last camp. using the set bliss i first stamped the flourish in crumb cake, then the butterfly in riding hood red and then rolled the edges on basic black and stamp it on the paper.  sentiment in basic black.

The little bird is down on the L corner in basic black as well.

paper: riding hood red, basic black, whisper white
ink: crumb cake, basic black, riding hood red
stamps: bliss, silhouette sentiments
tools: scallop edge punch, sponges
accessories: riding hood red ribbon, basic black ribbon

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bliss Baby Boy

 A simple and elegant baby boy card! i used versamark to stamp the flourish so it just looks 'wet'. The little words are from Silhouette Sentiments. (hostess level 1)  I think the rest is self explanatory!
 scratched the edges of my half circle w/ my finger nail
 stamping the little bird on the envelopes to match, tops the cake
and of course finish it all off w/ a cute clear box and  a tag from two tags die and the big shot!

paper: bashful blue, wild wasabi, real red dsp, early espresso
ink: versamark, early espresso
stamps: Bliss, Silhouette sentiments
tools: big shot, square lattice impression folder, 2 tags die
accessories: early espresso ribbon,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ornate Blossom

 Check out that beauty of a stamp! This is the first card i created w/ it but i can't wait to play w/ it some more. This particular one has a rustic feel persay and adding those few pearls gave just the right vintage feel and a smidge of the lace ribbon balances it out!

paper: ridinghood red, basic black, very vanilla
ink: ridinghood red
stamps: ornate blossom
tools: scallop trim border
accessories: pearl, ridinghood red ribbon, lace ribbon

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grab Bag

 right now SU! has grab bags that you can purchase from the clearance section online. They have random items in them and these felt flowers were in my bag! They are so bright and fun i had to create something w/ them that spoke spring to me!

i used a silver glitter brad to poke through the center and it really made the flower pop! The only stmamping on this card is the sentement so it went together quickly!
paper: tango tangerine, melon mambo, pear pizzaz dsp, love letter dsp, old olive, whisper white
ink: basic gray
stamps: watercolor trio(retired)
tools: dotted scallop ribbon border, big shot, impression folder elegant lines
accessories: retired felt flowers, linen thread, silver glitter brads

Friday, April 22, 2011

Best Dad Ever

 Another design w/ the new stamp set from the upcoming summer mini. I used the same colors on the ties as previously, but did it on very vanilla paper instead of the whisper white and popped one of the ties up on dimensionals. do you have a stash of these jumbo grommets?? Put them to use in this simple way! If you don't have the stamp set, just use this sketch to get you rolling!...or get this stamp set when the mini catalog goes live, bc it's just way too cute! ;)
I used the color spritzer tool for a few squeezes of the chocolate marker.

paper: crumb cake, daffodil delight, very vanilla
ink: daffodil delight, crumb cake, old olive, choc chip, tangerine tango
stamps: best dad ever(upcoming summer mini)
tools: matte pack (to push the large grommet into the paper), color spritzer tool
accessories: choc chip ribbon,  stampin dimensionals

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Always Elegant

a few weeks ago, i had a special friend come over and we stamped the afternoon away! Well we got this card stamped and did more talking i suppose;) but doing it together was fun! That is what i love the most about paper crafting/ or just crafting in general. it's a great thing to do w/ friends who also enjoy it! If i ever am in a slump, this can always lift my spirits and if i can create something i'm proud of w/ someone i care about...that tops the cake!

paper:marina mist, soft suede, very vanilla
ink: soft suede, marina mist
stamps: always elegant, very vintage jumbo wheel
tools: jumbo wheel handle
accessories: pearl, victoria lace ribbon, sponge

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hodgepodge Happiness

Another cute and simple stamp set is this one! Found on p.146 in the big caty. i used my markers to color each number. bright and fun.

paper: tempting turquoise, real red, tangerine tango, daffodil delight, pear pizzaz
ink: all the above(markers)
stamps: hodgepodge happiness, music note wheel
tools: scallop square, square punches, dotted scallop ribbon punch,itty bitty shapes punch, big shot, polka dot impression folder
accessories: rhinestones, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BIL Birthday

 once again a birthday has come and gone and slipped right by w/o me getting a card in the mail on time! i hate it when that happens! It was my brother in laws birthday this week and just in time i got this fun new stamp set, so i got busy creating! it's a sneak peek out of the summer mini catalog! There is so much stuff in there, seriously i had a hard time picking a few of my favs to purchase! stay tuned for more ideas coming up!

i used my markers here to quickly color each tie a different color. that ribbon is a strip from a new pack i just bought off the clearance rack!  Go there now if you would like some GREAT deals!

note: see how clean and crisp i kept this card huh? that's a challenge for me, i want to scratch the edges w/ my finger nails, use my color spritzer tool and give a few sprays to 'rough' it up. But...i also know that cards can be sharp left just simply put together right?!
paper: old olive, early espresso, whisper white, tango tangerine
ink: tango tangerine, early espresso, old olive, crumb cake, daffodil delight (markers)
stamps: best dad ever(NEW set out of summer mini)
tools: matte pack(for piercing along bottom)
accessories: mini library clip, hemp twine, stampin dimensionals, beach front ribbon pack (only $4.99/was $12.95).

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Together

I chose this cute little stamp set as one of the free ones from Sale.a.bration. if you look closely at the flower stem...can you see the green embossing? This is a NEW item in the summer mini catalog! bright fun embossing powders. this particular one is Wild Wasabi. Also, this square scallop bigz die can cut a 3X3 square out for me w/ nice scalloped sides. super slick

paper: whisper white, soft suede, melon mambo, wild wasabi, tangerine tango dsp
ink: melon mambo, soft suede, versamark, wild wasabi
stamps: happy together, hello again
tools: modern lable punch, big shot, scallop square die
accessories: yellow brad, wild wasabi embossing powder, stampin dimensional

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Four Frames *out of NEW CATY!*

 i just got a box w/ several NEW items. some sneak peaks out of the new Summer mini coming up and also, this fabulous stamp set that is part of the Spring is Blossoming promotion. Spend $20 and you can buy this's a sneak out of the new BIG caty that will come out in July! It pairs just perfect w/ the large decor punch! simple and elegant addition to any card you make!

paper: blushing bride, bb dsp, soft suede, whisper white
ink: pear pizzaz, blushing bride, soft suede(markers)& blushing bride ink pad for inking wheel
stamps: four frames, music notes standard wheel, teeny tiny wishes
tools: lrg decor punch, circle punches, big shot, two tag die
accessories: stampin dimensionals, pear pizzaz ribbon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

for my purse....

if you are a card maker, or just like to give a card of encouragement every once in a while you are just like me. there are many times when i think, "oo, i have to jot a note to them." but then by the time i get home, i forget. you know how it goes. Well, Shelly the CEO of SU! had a fab idea on her blog quite some time ago and i always wanted to give it a whirl! guess what, i got to it yesterday and it all came togehter quite nicely! i was super pumped! This is a  fabric booklet (made w/ the Candy Cane Christmas fabric) that i can slide a few hand stamped cards and envelopes into it and keep it in my purse. That way hopefully i can write the note while i think of it or at least put the persons name in it so i don't forget!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

punch bunch

This is another creation from Jess's stamp camp. super simple to make and isn't it the cutest ever? We started w/ just our plain sheet of early espresso, punched out random circles in other fun colors, adhered them and ran it through the big shot w/ the square lattice impression folder! Popped the center circle on some stampin dimensionals and added a few pearl blings, ribbon and it's done! beautiful
paper: early espresso, marina mist, melon mambo, pear pizzaz, whisper white
ink: marina mist, pear pizzaz (markers)
stamps: punch bunch(sale.a.bration set)
tools: big shot, square lattice impression folder, punches
accessories: early espresso satin ribbon, pearls, stampin dimensionals

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Have a seat

DSP paper brings a card together so nicely w/ a polished look to it. on the bashful blue part i stamped a background w/ the big stamp from the SAB bliss set in versamark. It's a faint but distinguished look of a watermark. The bench is embossed w/ white powder and i used the large decor punch for the pear pizzaz piece. I sprayed it w/ alcohol so it would crumple nicely and then dry out quickly.

i just used a plain old paper clip and tide a little bit of the ribbon on the end of it befor sliding it on the edge of the card.

paper: bashful blue, urban oasis dsp, pear pizzaz, whisper white
ink: pear pizzaz, versamark
stamps: take a seat, sincere salutation, bliss
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, curly labl punch, heat gun, matte pack, piercing tool
accessories: white embossing powder, pear pizzaz ribbon, paper clip

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Party this way...

designed by: Jess

 What a bright and colorful card huh? all those pretty scallops where made w/ the large die of all different borders, out of the Christmas mini(still available to purchase) we sponged all the edges of the scallops w/ the coordinating color to give some dimension.
using makers we could color each letter a different color!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Manahattan flower impression folder

 Here we used a brayer to roll on some not quite navy ink right on the impression folder then, ran it through the big shot. This pressed the ink down in the creases. very elegant looking

it's been so long since i had done anything with vellum, and here we had a piece that we ran through the impression folder. after doing so, i carefully cut along the edge of the flowers and then gently used a sponge dauber to add a bit of pink color! Fairly simple and very pretty when finished!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sincere Salutions

If you don't have this set...i think its a MUST! Has about every saying you would ever need to stamp a card!

This card is way too simple. i took a piece of printed dsp from last yrs sale.a.bration pack of paper and layered it on top of some white and a base of baja breeze. One stamp w/ my salutation and it's finished! Great manly card.

paper: baja breeze, whisper white, sale.a.bration dsp pack
ink: baja breeze
stamp: sincere salutations

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Creat a cupcake

I never woulda thought of using a cupcake for a manly twist, but popcorn... all they way! I made this one as well @ Jess's camp. This is a pocket card and way cute to be hand delivered.

 I roughed the edges of my popcorn b4 popping them on a dimensional to  make it look puffy like popcorn!
paper: real red dsp, daffordil delight, whisper white
ink: real red, daffodil delight
stamps: teeny tiny wishes, creat a cupcake
tools: punches, big shot, texture plates
accessories: sponges, stampin dimensionals, brads

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

creat a cupcake(of Jess!)

 so you know that my dl Jess is super talented and has an eye for bright colorful creations! this darling birthday card was super fun to make! She challenged us all on making that scallop square....nope it was not made using the BS! you guessed hand... using the scallop border punch! Very clever!

This 'create a cupcake' stamp set is super fun(found in the Occasions mini right now) and the punch that goes w/ it just tops the pun intended.... Stay tuned tom for another super clever use of this set! "manly" is your clue;)
paper: tempting turqouise, real red dsp, pumpkin pie, whisper white
ink: temp turq, pumk pie, real red
stamps: teeny tiny wishes, create a cupcake
tools: xtra lrg create cupcake punch, scallop border punch
accesories: bright brads, stampin dimensionals, pumpkin pie ribbon

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tart n Tangy

 Bright and fun card to share today! this made me feel all summery! Notice the two tone colors on the fruit? Very simple to do. for the apple, first i inked it w/ so saffron and then gently rolled the edges on the old olive pad. for the orange too, i first did so saffron and then rolled it once on the peach parfait ink pad.(RULE of thumb, always start w/ your lightest ink color and then roll on the darker..this will not hurt your ink pads) then for the strawberry i used the stampin write markers to color it. tip:  after i inked my strawberry, it didn't have a nice smooth stamp or picture on my white. it was kinda like there was a film on the rubber. you can quickly remedy that by taking your sanding block and gently sanding the actual rubber!  Now my strawberry looks edible again! ;)
paper: riding hood red, old olive, so saffron, whisper white
ink: old olive, so saffron, riding hood red, peach parfait
stamps: tart n tangy, thank you kindly
tools: circle punch, big shot, polka dot impression folder,
accessories: peach parfait ribbon, stampin dimensionals, mini glue dot(to hold on the ribbon)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

new CLEARANCE items!!!

BIG NEWS!  The Stampin' Up! On-Line Clearance Rack has JUST been restocked with tons of discontinued products.  Get substantial discounts on Stampin' Up! ribbon, markers, ink, designer series paper, card stock and much more!  Up to 60% off!  You're gonna love it!
TO ORDER, click  My On-line Shopping Store and look for "CLEARANCE RACK" on the left.  Be sure to click "ALL" in the "SHOW" drop down box on the right so you see everything!!!
  • Order now while there's plenty to enjoy.  Items sell out quickly!
  • Don't miss the NEW Grab Bag Option.  Click for Stampin' Up! Grab Bag Details.
  • Clearance and Grab Bag Items count toward the $20 product order to qualify for the Spring Is Blossoming Promotion! as seen below...
  • Clearance Rack products are ONLY available with on-line orders!

Grab bags of Stampin Up! products!

Right NOW...and continuing while supplies last, customers will be able to purchase special "grab bags" when they order Stampin' Up! On-Line. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:
  • Grab bag orders can only be placed on-line.  Click for my on-line Stampin' Up! store.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • Spend $20 in Stampin' Up! products and qualify for the Spring is Blossoming Promotion.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)