Friday, May 31, 2013

New Catalog is HERE!!!

Yay! It's here! The NEW 2013-2014 Catalog is online and available! It is full of gorgeous stamp sets, papers, and accessories. The In Color selection for this year is amazing. I love the yummy colors.

Just click on the link on the left for the flash version and enjoy! And for a look at new products and samples come to my Open House, scheduled for Saturday June 8th from 11am - 3pm. Email me for details.

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Freshly Made Sketch #86; Cupcake Birthday Card

I'll admit it, I am hooked! I love doing a challenge card. It motivates me and helps me to get those creative juices going. I had a birthday card stamp camp on Saturday and the sketch for this week was just what I needed. 
I combined some current products with some that are leaving soon. The SU paper stacks are retiring, I will miss them so much. I have at least two stacks in every color family. I use them on all of my cards. And then there is my Bashful Blue, it has been a tried and true color for every occasion......and the Curly Cute stamp set....wahhhhh!
Ok, well enough lamenting here is the card I came up with.

stamp set: curly cute
ink: chocolate chip
paper: sahara sand, whisper white, and rich razzleberry card stock; chocolate chip, bashful blue and calypso coral designer prints dsp; silver glimmer paper
accessories: white taffeta ribbon, scallop edge punch, cupcake builder punch, and chevron embossing folder

And here is the sketch that inspired me. I invite you to play along too, it is so much fun. New sketches are up on Wednesday's, I think, then you have until Monday to add your version. Most of all it's just fun!

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hey There!

Here is a card I made recently as a swap card. It features the Epic day designer series paper, I do really like that paper :).
The stamp set is from the NEW My Paper Pumpkin monthly kit. I get these once a month in an adorable little box. Each month you get a different kit and mini stamp set. The first month comes with this cute stamp set (the Hey There and the splotches), supplies to make 4 cards (not shown) and a clear mount block. You can sign up to receive them regularly, stop at any time or pick and choose which sets you would like to receive. It is a lot of fun and the cards have really come in handy. They only take a couple minutes to complete, perfect for beginners and those with little time to stamp.
If you are interested in learning more about the monthly kit just click on this link, MY Paper Pumpkin, to get started.

stamp set: Hey There Friend
ink: chocolate chip
paper: crumb cake, calypso coral and whisper white card stock; epic day designer series paper
accessories: honeycomb embossing folder, white taffeta ribbon, basic rhinestones, itty bitty flower punch and the scallop trim border punch

Happy Stampin'

Monday, May 6, 2013

Epic Day Cards

I Love this new line, I am having so much fun with it. I made this card a while back for my local demo group. All of these products are available now! I just layered the circles added the punched flowers and rhinestones.


stamp set: Oh Hello
ink: chocolate chip
paper: pool party and whisper white card stock; natural composition specialty paper and epic day dsp
accessories: itty bitty punches, 1-1/4" circle punch, modern label punch, basic rhinestones and white taffeta ribbon

Hope this inspires your day!
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Freshly Made Sketch & New Products

     I needed to get my creative juices flowing so I went in search of a new sketch. I stumbled across this blog Freshly Made Sketches, their sketches are right up my alley, I love their clean and simple style. Usually, I just jot down the sketch and go along my merry way. But this time I decided to actually play along.
     I also happened to get my box of NEW Stampin' Up! goodies this week so I have incorporated those as well. Being a SU! demo I get to order a few items from the upcoming idea book and catalog. So I ordered a set of the new In Colors and a couple of the new colors being introduced.
     Well, here is the Freshly Made Sketch #84, FMS84, and my first ever challenge version of it. I used three new colors Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and the re-introduced Soft Sky. The fluffy flower is made from the Creped Filter Paper, just $2.95 a package. I punched them and colored them with my ink pad.

stamp set: Label Love (2013-2014 catalog)
ink: primrose petals marker
paper: baked brown sugar, soft sky, strawberry slush, and whisper white card stock
accessories: dots and honeycomb embossing folders, crepe filter paper, vintage faceted buttons, bakers twine, polka dot brad, 2-3/8" , 1-3/4" and 1-1/4" scallop circle punches

I had so much fun with this challenge! i can;t wait for the next one. I encourage you to play along too.
Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Pop Up slider

I really love, love, love the succulent garden designer series paper.  I saw this slider pop-up card on Pinterest and knew I had to try it o...