Sunday, July 31, 2011

Simply Scrapping Kit - Different Use

Good morning! Just wanted to share with you a different use for a Simply Scrapping kit, in this case, Playful Polka Dots, which is in the Summer Mini Catalog. My upline, Jan Wakeland sent us the Word Document with the phrase on this Oats box. The idea is to save our CHANGE all year so that we CAN have the money to go to Convention next year. I thought that was a very clever idea. Don't know if it was hers or someone else's, but here is the can that I decorated to save my change in! I used the Playful Polka Dots kit to decorate my can. I love the cheerful striped paper and the cardstock weight "stickers"! Now to start filling it up! These kits make great cards as well as scrapbook pages--and also cans. Hard to tell how many things you really might be able to use them for! Enjoy and happy stamping!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Set Sail

Here is another card from my Masculine Card Class. It uses a set fromt he Summer Mini Catalog, The Open Sea. The ship and compass are stamped in Night of Navy, and the Happy Birthday is stamped in Real Red. The Happy Birthday is from a new set, Perfectly Penned. This was my chance to showcase our new denim ribbon, and it was perfect for this card. The red scallop was made using the Big Shot die, Tasteful Trim. The base of the card is Night of Navy and the top part of the card is Whisper White. thanks for stopping by. And happy stamping. Brenda

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Fun, Hamburger and Hot Dog

These are the hamburger and hot dog that I used in yesterday's post of the Summer Fun Scrapbooking pages. The hamburger is made using the large oval punch. I punched the "buns" from Crumb Cake cardstock, the "burger" from Early Espresso cardstock, the lettuce uses Certainly Celery Cardstock. The "Cheese" was just snipped from a scrap of Daffodil Delight Cardstock, as is the "tomato" from Real Red Cardstock.

The hot dog is made using the Word Window punch, using Crumbcake Cardstock for the bun, and Cajun Craze for the weiner. Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping. Brenda

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summr Fun Scrapbook Pages

These are the pages that we made in Scrapbook class this month. I love the combination of Island Indigo and Pool Party cardstocks together. The ice cream "cone" is made using Pennant Parade stamp set, and the Scoops of ice cream uses the Cupcake Punch! The stamp set that i used for the apron and the bbq grill is a retired Stampin Up set. The little kids - swing and slide--are from the set, Recess, that is in the Summer Mini Catalog. The checked paper is from the DSP pack, Domestic Goddess. The hamburger and hot dog are made using punches. I love the hamburger.Ii will post better pictures of the tomorrow so you can see them more clearly. Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Masculine Card with Anchor

Thanks for stopping by today. We have been unindated with Thunderstorms this week, and has made posting kind of hard to do. This is one of the cards from my Masculine card Class yesterday. (Or as one lady's husband said "So you are going to a man card class, huh?") lol
Anyway, this is a quick and easy card, using the Nautical Expeditions Designer paper in our Summer Mini catalog. The Anchor is also from a set in the same catalog. The Baker's Twine is the Expresso Twine, which also comes in Cherry Cobbler and White. I only bought one package of the Expresso Baker's Twine, because normally I am not a fan of brown. Would you believe that my brown is almost gone and I still have alsmost all the Cherry Cobbler left?
I brought out my crimper to make the small piece across the botton of the card--I think it looks a lot like ruffled ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy Stamping. Brenda

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring!

Tonight, just as I was trying to get an order put in, a huge thunderstorm rolled in, and the thunder went on, and on, and on. And so did the rain! We lost power, phone service, and worst of all (lol) the computer! I don't have a card sample, since I had no light to see by, so I will post what the little creek behind our house looked like. If the water in the foreground of the picture had gotten much higher, the water would have come down through the yard and gotten into the garage and the playhouse. That happened last summer and we had a horrible muddy, yucky mess to clean up. so thankful that didn't happen again this time! God is good. Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping. Brenda

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Whooooos Using new Products??

Loved these little owls as soon as I saw them. They are cut from one of the sheets in the "Nursery Nest" Designer Paper. That is the most awesome paper!!! And I don't even have a baby to use it for scrapbooking. Nice pastel papers. Love the rick rack sheets, and the birds are really cute too.

The stripes will make nice masculine cards. i designed this card for one of my stamp groups. One of the ladies, as I have mentioned before, really loves owls. So Jean, this one is for you! I stamped the little hello stamp on white cardstock with Marina Mist and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice die. (This is the one that one of my customers calls the Viva folder--because it reminds her of the texture of a paper towel! I think that is so funny.) I cut a quare of 4 owls from a sheet of the designer paper and just made borders for the square. I used a little of the Early Espresso bakers twine for a "Limb" for the owls to sit on. The striped paper is also from the Nursery Nest DSP. very little stamping today, but a fun card none-the-less. Happy Stamping! Brenda

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daisies a work in Progress

Good morning! Today's card is a Work In Progress. I cased the basic idea for this card from Stampin Connection. I loved the quilted effect that you get when you use the Square Lattice Die on the whole card. I need something to put in the center, some sort of greeting, but am too brain dead today to figure out what! I love the look of the center of the daisy. It is made by punching the Scalloped Circle die, and then putting the paper back in the punch and punching again, this time with the pointy parts punching in the rounded parts of the previous punch out. It requires a strip of post it note to be able to hold on to the punch while you repunch it. The daisy petals are one of the punch outs from the Blossom Petals Builder Punch. When I get the center figured out, I will repost the finished card. Enjoy your day!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by. I used the new set, Fabulous Florets, for my card today. I made the frame for the flower using a 3 1/4" square of Marina Mist Cardstock and the Decorative label punch. I punch it horizontally and then vertically to get the "Framed" look. (OK, so it is a square, and there is no discernable horizontal or vertical--just arbitrarily call one horizontal and the other vertical!) I stamped the flower and the Hello salutation on the white cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot with the new Stripes Embossing Folder. I then stamped the flower and the stem on another piece of white cardstock, cut them out, and mounted them on top of the frame. Thought the 3-D effect was nice. I added some glitz with Dazzling Diamonds on the flower. Enjoy your day. Brenda

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cherish Friendship

Today's card uses the new set "Cherish Friendship", and I think this is an appropriate card for today because it is Convention Week! And that is one of the very best things about Stampin Up--the friendships we make both with our customers and with our fellow demonstrators. i so hate it that I am not at convention this week! I miss seeing all the freinds that I have made through the years at Leaderships and Conventions! Anyway, that is why I chose this set of stamps for today.

The chair is from "Cherish Friendship" and I watercolored the chair and used markers to color in the basket and the flowers. The "hangy downy" things are from the set My Friend. (Again an appropriate stamp set choice for Convention week! lol) I inked the stamp with Versa Mark and then immediately inked it again with Island Indigo, and then added Irredescent Ice embossing powder and heat set it. The brownish smudge above the chair is all me--got my finger in the ink, as usual, and thus I have left my signature fingerprint that seems to be mandatory on each card I make! Grrr. I love the use of the Scalloped Border Corner Punch. I used two of our new in-colors for this card also --Calypso Coral and Island Indigo. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stamping. Brenda

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Embossing Folders

Hello! I am so excited about today's card! It uses two of our new embossing folders. The background is made using the Stripes Textured Embossing Folder. I embossed the white and then embossed the piece of Pool Party cardstock for the bottom of the card. (1 /2" x 4 1/4"). The center of the card is done with the oval one of the Designer Frames Textured Embossing folders. The image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and colored in with markers (Pool Party and Pink Pirouette) Added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds to the icing and to the cake plate for a bit of sparkle. I then punched the image out with the Extra Large oval punch and isn't it cool how that just fits right inside the textured oval???
Stampin Up thinks of everything! I added the large pearls and the new Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon to finish the card. I love, love LOVE that ribbon. (It was the only one that I ordered on my first order, as i wanted to see how I like it! Awesome! Now I need to order the rest of them. So easy to work with, and a really good size - not too bulky!)

Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Flower Fest

Good morning! I am sharing another of my 1 -3 - $5 class cards with you today. This one uses 2 stamp sets: Flower Fest and Thoughts and Prayers. I also used three punches: Decorative Label, Fancy Flower, and Extra Large Oval. I punched the decorative label punch twice, and placed them at right angles, just to get a little different look. The ribbon is 1/8" Night of Navy (which I just now realized is discontinued), but it would also have looked nice with THE 1/4" Night of Navy ribbon. The background cardstock is Cherry Cobbler, and the second layer is a piece of Designer paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stacks. (pg. 186 in the 2011-2012 Catalog). And of course I just had to add the Rhinestones for bling! Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

1 - 3 - $5 Class Sample

This is a card that we are making in today's 1 - 3 - $5.00 Class. (We make 3 cards in one hour for $5.00) We are using the stamp set, Just Believe, for this card. This is still one of my favorite stamp sets. I saw a similar card on Stampin Connection, and changed the accessories. I used our new baker's twine, in Espresso, and added one of the Antique Brads. the colors of cardstock are Marina Mist, So Saffron, and Whisper White. The inks are Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist. Quick and Easy! Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping. Brenda

Friday, July 8, 2011

Customer Thank Yous

Here are a couple of the little 3" x 3" Thank you notes that I make to put in my customers' orders. I really appreciate all the orders that I receive, and I like to put these in with their orders as a small token of my appreciation! Thanks for stopping by today, and happy stamping.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Love and Care

Today's card uses the Hostess set, Love and Care, that is found in the Summer Mini Catalog. I used Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, and Old Olive inks to stamp the images on Whisper White cardstock. I started with Concord Crush cardstock as the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" base for my card. Then I stamped the images of the flowers and leaves on the 5 1/4" x 4" whisper white cardstock. The central image is colored with Old Olive and Melon Mambo markers, on a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, then mounted on Certainly Celery, and then on Old Olive cardstock. Each piece is 1/4" larger than the one before it. The greeting, "Happy Birthday" is from the stamp set, Create a Cupcake, and is stamped in Concord Crush ink. It is finished off with some bling - our row pearls. Love the pearls! They add so much to just about any card! Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Today's card is made with Fabulous Florets stamp set. It was stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with Tango Tangerine on the flowers and Wild Wasabi embosing powder on the leaves and stems. The base cardstock is Daffodil Delight. The 1/8" ribbons are Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil delight. The sentiment, Happy Birthday, came from the set of stamps, Create a Cupcake. The aborder of the white was punched with the scallop border punch. The centers of the flowers have medium size pearls. Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New In Color butterflies

These little butterflies are cut with our Butterfly Die (the smallest of the 4 butterflies on the die). They are held together with one of our Glitter Brads. I gave these to the members of my Downline so they would have a ready sample of our new In-colors to show customers. The first one is Pool Party, as seen in the bottom picture. Then going clockwise, the other colors are Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, and Island Indigo - awesome new colors! I think they look really cute all spread out in a circle, but they close up and take up next to no space at all to store. Hope you enjoyed the butterflies. Thanks for stopping by,and happy stamping!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

Today's card is a quick and easy one. I just cut strips of Real Red cardstock and glued them to a rectangle of white cardstock. The stars (from Courage and Sacrifice) were stamped in Night of Navy. It doesn't show up in the picture, but the Night of Navy background piece has been run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. It looks really nice in person! Happy Birthday America. Hope you are enjoying this day with family and friends. Say a special thank you today for the men and women who are serving so that we may enjoy our freedom. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Owl Punch Meets Just Eat Cake

Thanks for stopping by today. I made this card for a friend of mine who fell and broke her shoulder. She loves anything with an Owl on it. I used the new Just Eat Cake Designer Paper for the background, and the other side of this particular sheet is the polka dots that is the owl's vest! The cardstock colors are Garden Green and Early Espresso. Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Scrapbooking: Travel Pages

These were the pages that we did in Scrapbooking Class in June. They use the now retired Photo corner punch. I love the little map on these pages. it is from the stamp set, "Travel Log", which is in the current Summer Mini Catalog. This was the set that was given to us at Leadership this year in Nashville. (Another good reason to join Stampin Up! And now is the perfect time to do so, with the $99 joining special!) Another good reason to join Stampin Up is the access we have to Stampin Connection, which has over 100,000 samples of cards, scrapbook pages, and 3-D items. This is where my daughter found the little punch art car, which was posted by Debbie Henderson. (Thank you Debbie for sharing!) I also owe a big thank you to my daughter, who designed these pages for me.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stamping