Inspiration from Melissa

Monday, April 30, 2012

bridal shower invite

a neighbor of mine is hosting a bridal shower and asked me to come up with an invite they could make for their guests! it was so fun, they wanted simple but striking and this is what i came up with! Using the bride to b's wedding colors .... it's a square 5 1/4"X 5 1/4" and then slips right into the su!'s 5 1/2" envelope. beautiful. post card format w/ the shower details right on the back side.
paper: cajun craze, cherry cobbler, more mustard, whisper white
ink: cajun craze
stamps: 5th ave floral, sincere salutations
tools: lrg decor punch, boho blossoms punch, big shot, vintage wallpaper impression folder
accessories: pearl, mini glue dots, cajun craze ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, April 28, 2012

wedding thankyous

 another stack of wedding thank yous! these were fun colors to work w/ for something different
 it's all in the details right? can you see the faint music notes?
paper: crumb cake, more mustard, elegant eggplant, naturals ivory
ink: elegant eggplant, crumb cake, log cabin smooch spritz
stamps: thank you kindly, music wheel, SAB set
tools: lrg decor punch, scallop oval punch, big shot, scallop border punch, itty bitty punch pack
accessories: Victoria 5/8" ribbon, pearl, sticky strip, mini glue dot
 i forgot to take the last pix but i tied it up w/ twine and then attached the little 3x3 tag shown below to the twine

paper: crumb cake, more mustard, very vanilla
ink: early espresso, elegant eggplant, more mustard
stamps: en francais background stamp, ain't love grand(hostess)
accessories: lrg decor punch, aqua painters, big shot

Friday, April 27, 2012

thoughts & prayers

tap dancing...ever heard of that while you stamp? If you look closely at the background stamp i first inked it in crumb cake and then 'tap danced' on top of that w/ my melon mambo marker using the wick end of the marker! fun technique to give random color splotches!

i made the flower using the big shot and a little flower/leaf sizzlet that is now retired. i crumpled the flower petals and folded the leaves in half and ran through the big shot.

paper; basic gray, melon mambo, naturals ivory, pear pizzaz
ink: crumb cake, melon mambo, basic gray
stamps: tea house bkgrnd (r), thoughts & prayers, elementary elegance(sab)
tools: big shot, flower/leaf sizzlit, dotted scallop ribbon pnch
accessories: pearl, pleated pear pizzaz ribbon, mini glue dots

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Accessorie List is here!!!

Get them before they are gone! The retired accessories and Definitely Decorative (including Décor Elements) lists are now available and won't stay around for long--these items are only available while supplies last!
When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.
The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections
CLICK HERE to check out the massive accessory list

CLICK HERE to check out the retiring decor list

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:36:18

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

wedding sweet bridal shower gift

 stack of cards/matching envelopes to top the bridal shower gift is a pretty touch~
paper: river rock, whisper white, soft suede
ink: pear pizzaz, blushing bride, soft suede
stamps: wedding sweet
tools: scallop oval, lrg decor punch
accessories: pleated ribbon, pearls, stampin dimensionals, sponges
 stacking punches on top of each other adds nice dimension
 two of the tiny pearls on top and bottom of the sentiment. i used the stampin write markers so i could easily have two colors
then put it all together in my nifty 'floor' paper from the How to Store and i stamped the bride to be's name right on the gift. k.... can u see how late @ night i was doing this....i mis'took an 'a' for an upside down 'g'....argh and no time to fix it so that is how i presented it...get this she didn't even notice!

Monday, April 23, 2012

wedding sweet

  the sentiment used on the left is from the stamp set that is about to retire. Wedding Sweet. such a pretty stamp set! Stay tune tom for some pretty wedding thank yous made w/ this set!
paper: crumb cake, everyday enchantment dsp (sab), naturals ivory, choc chip, soft suede
ink: choc chip
stamps: a word for you, wedding sweet
tools: big shot, flower sizzlet, scallop impression folder
accessories: red twine, pleated riding hood red ribbon, SAB brads

Monday, April 16, 2012


Dates: April 15-May 31, 2012 (select items available while supplies last)

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011-2012 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!
When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalog, there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every bit as broad as ever!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

perfectly penned

 since you've seen all the others there is not much to say! bright birthday cards!
paper: melon mambo, razzleberry lemonade dsp, rich razzleberry, daffodil delight, tangerine tango
ink: rich razzleberry
stamps: perfectly penned
tools: dotted ribbon border pnch, heart punch, curly label pnch
accessories: felt flowers, rhinestones, everyday enchantment brad, white twine, stampin dimensionals, mini glue dots

Friday, April 13, 2012

petite pairs

paper: early espresso, lucky limeade, everyday enchantment dsp, naturals ivory
ink: calypso coral, soft suede, pool party
stamps: petite pairs, elementary elegance SAB set
tools: matte pack, paper piercer, boho blossoms punch, itty bitty punch pack
accessories: everyday enchantment brad/ribbon bundle, rhinestones, mini glue dots, stampin dimensionals, very vanilla gathered ribbon(retired)
 more ways to use up some of those pretty dsp scraps! these are all from the awesome free pack from SAB!  this is basically a case right otta the sab caty! recognize it? i love playing w/ the ribbon that way. i took about a 12" strip and then wrapped it around my two fingers. pinch in the center and then slip the ribbon right in between the fingers of the brad. make sense? Then after you pierce your hole in the card or sentiment piece w/ the matte pack and paper piercer, you can put the brad(w/ ribbon already in it) through and spread the fingers! no tying a bow, i know you all LOVE doing bows and knots...well this is an easy way to get around it, in my opinion the messier the better! ;) notice all 3 are different....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

perfectly penned

more dsp strips, gotta love em'! totally different color scheme here, but from the same pack Razzleberry Lemonade! wow huh?

paper: Tangerine Tango, razzleberry lemonade dsp(retired), daffodil delight, early espresso
ink: early espresso
stamps: perfectly penned
tools: scallop ribbon pnch, heart pnch, curly label pnch
accessories: rhinestones, white twine, stampin dimensionals, sponges (for around heart edges)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

HB look who is 4!!! MDS

how bright and fun is this??? These pages are created using the FREE digital cd's from sale.a.bration! I had some fabulous inspiration right HERE and well, yes, i scrap'lifted'.... ;) Thanks Jeanna!

 My Digital Studio, 'piece of cake' elements

Stampin' Up! has added 55 NEW items to the Clearance Rack. That's a lot of savings!!
  • Designer Fabric
  • Chipboard Assortments
  • Punches
  • Scrapbook Albums
  • Big Shot Dies
  • Simply Sent card kits
  • Simply Scrappin' Kits
  • Designer Series Papers
  • Ribbons, Brads and Buttons
  • Rub Ons
Something for everyone!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

petite pairs

another use for some pretty SAB scraps! a quick wedding card!

paper: lucky limeade, everyday enchantment dsp, pool party, naturals ivory
ink: calypso coral
stamps: petite pairs
tools: lrg decor punch, oval punches, itty bitty punch pack(flower)
accessories: linen thread, pearls, stampin dimensionals

Monday, April 9, 2012

perfectly penned

 do you keep a basket of your dsp scraps like i d0? you have these small left over pieces that you simply can't bear to throw away, bc u WILL use them someTIME! I dug through my basket and pulled out ALL the scraps of this dsp razzleberry lemonade now retired. so bright and pretty.  I came across a cute card on pinterest and re-created it w/ these scraps!!! there will be more to come so stay tuned~ thought these would be good graduation cards that will be needed soon!
paper: whisper white, tangerine tango, daffodil delight, rich razzleberry, razzleberry lemonade dsp
ink: rich razzleberry and melon mambo
stamps: perfectly penned
tools: punches
accessories: corduroy button, rhinestone, white twine, felt flowers

Thursday, April 5, 2012

look who is 3 MDS

Ms. Haley turns 3!!

supplies: My Digital Studio

CLICK HERE to try MDS for free for 30 days!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Summer Smooches is here!!!

Hello everyone! The Summer Smooches promotion is here! Available from April 1 - 30. You can purchase coordinating products from the NEW 2012 - 2013 Catalog.

Click HERE to download the Summer Smooches flyer!!

Item Description Price
125495 Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set $16.95
125497 Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set $12.95
125409 Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper $10.95
125583 Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
125589 Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads* $6.95
125626 Summer Smooches Décor Stencil* $7.95
125606 Petite Purse Bigz L Die $32.95
129919 Summer Smooches Photobook Template $17.95
129601 Summer Smooches Digital Kit $9.95

*Exclusive to the Summer Smooches Special Offer; will not be available in the 2012-2013 catalog

Product Details:

Designer Series Paper coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.
Designer Fabric coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango.
Fabric Designer Brads: 24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs.
Summer Smooches Photobook Template and Digital Kit are My Digital Studio downloads.

See something you would like!? Contact me by April 6 to place your order and share s/h! Let me know if you would like to do a dsp paper, designer brad share?? it will be $11 each. you will get 12 of the fabric brads and 6 FULL sheets of the dsp pack. It's very bright and fun!!