Friday, May 28, 2010

Clean and Simple Challenge FTL 91

I made this card last weekend for the Fall to Layout 91 challenge over at Clean and Simple Stamping. However, I have had camera problems and haven't been able to take a decent picture until today. I don't get to participate in challenges as often as I'd like because my schedule is pretty unpredictable, but I love them when I do!
I love the bright colors in this paper! It just sings summer to me. Our weather here in Salt Lake City has been pretty crazy this year. I am definitely ready for some consistent sunshine!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Punched Posies (Summer Mini hostess set) Wood Mount #118535, Clear Mount #120030, Short and Sweet #115060
Ink: Regal Rose #105211, Pumpkin Pie #105216, Tempting Turquoise #100814
Paper: Pumpkin Pie cardstock #105117, Tempting Turquoise #102067, Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (Summer Mini Catalog) #117173, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Punches: XL Flower #118073, Scallop Border Punch #112091, 3/4" Circle Punch #107217, Modern Label Punch #116630, Word Window Punch #105090
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon #111368

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Simply Adorned Bracelet

I've had this bracelet and the charms for at least a month now, but I hadn't made inserts and put it together until this last weekend. I'm pleased with the way it turned out, but I'm sure I'll end up changing out my inserts soon. I'm hoping Stampin' UP! will come out with some other small stamps to fit inside these smaller charms.

For 3 of the 4 inserts, I used stamps from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp in the Summer Mini. You can see this stamp set by clicking on the link at the right side of the screen. If you don't have a copy of the new Summer Mini catalog, you can get one from your demonstator. If you don't have a demonstator, send me a message, and I'll happily get one out to you. The square charm with the pink flower is from the Greenhouse Garden set.

The Itty Bitty Bits stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Itty Bitty Punches. I was hoping they would fit perfectly in the circle charm, but the punch is a little too small. However, I layered the circle images on a piece of colored cardstock punched using the 1/2" Circle Punch.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits stamp set WM #117056, CM #120060, Greenhouse Garden #113824
Punches: Itty Bitty Punch Shapes Pack #118309, 1/2" Circle Punch #104390
Simply Adorned Bracelet #117342
Simply Adorned 5/8" Circle Charm #117349
Simply Adorned 5/8" Square Charm#118476

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Simply Adorned

Here is the second part to that birthday gift I forgot to give! Don't worry, she finally has her very belated gift! I have been wearing my Simply Adorned necklace for quite awhile now, and I love being able to change it up to match my mood and outfits!

Here is a shot of my necklace and my inserts so far. I gave Darla the same necklace and set. I wear my charm on the 34" necklace and wrap it around my neck twice. I gave her the 24" necklace, because I think she'd prefer to let it hang longer.

Stampin' Supplies:
Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Rectangle Charm #116798
Simply Adorned Chain 34" #116853
Simply Adorned Chain 24" #116800

I used a variety of stamps and colors. Some of the colors I can identify, some I can't quite remember. But, they're here for inspiration! The stamps I used are:
Charming #116519
Great Friend #113792
Pocket Silhouettes #111672
Greenhouse Garden #113824
Awash with Flowers CM #120549 WM #117062
Tiny Tags CM #118592 WM #118091

More Simply Adorned coming tomorrow! If you are looking for a Stampin' UP! demonstrator in Salt Lake City, Utah or the surrounding area, please contact me!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fabulous Friend - Color Swap

This is another card I made for the demo swap All About Color. The challenge was to use Sahara Sand and one color from the Earth Elements color family.

I used some paper from the Hostess Level 1 Paper Patterns Pack. I stamped the Upsy Daisy stamp in Sahara Sand ink onto Sahara Sand paper for the tone-on-tone image. I used my Big Shot and the Top Note Die on top of a double mat of Whisper White and Sahara Sand. The "Fabulous Friend" stamp is from the Oval All stamp set. I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered in on a piece of Cameo Coral punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Oval All #113790, Upsy Daisy #111710
Ink: Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad #, Cameo Coral Stampin' Write Marker #100074
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Sahara Sand cardstock #195328, Sahara Sand DSP (Hostess Level 1)
Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon #114616. Scallop Oval Punch #114889, Large Oval Punch #107305
Big Shot Machine #113439, Top Note Die #113463

Comments are always appreciated! :) If you are looking for a Stampin' UP! demonstrator in Salt Lake City, Utah or the surrounding area, please contact me!

Smooch Spritz

I was cleaning up my scrapping space over the weekend and came across a birthday gift I forgot to give - sorry Darla! Better late than never, right? Here is the card I made:
The stamp set was from Sale-a-Bration in the Happy Memories stamp set. I love this set. Bummer story... my kitty hopped up on my crafting table one night and scattered some things. This case popped open and all the stamps fell out. One of the stamps, the cute little bird in the cage, is still nowhere to be found. I'm thinking it either fell in the trash, or it became a kitty toy and is now hidden very well! That silly Leo! Well, maybe someday it will show up again.

I colored the image with blender pens and ink pads. I matted the image on Melon Mambo cardstock and tied Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon around it. I think the background turned out really cool! First, I ran the Whisper White textured cardstock base through the Big Shot using the new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The card still seemed too bare, so I inked up the impression with Versamark ink and used a sponge dauber to apply Pretty in Pink Stampin' Pastel over the card. I could have stopped there, because it looked alright. However, I remembered I haven't used my Smooch Spritz yet! I couldn't resist the opportunity. I shook it up really well, placed the card inside a box (I'd read from others it is messy) and I started to spray. I think I spritzed 4 times... maybe 5. I love this stuff! I'm definitely going to order it in the other colors! So... what do you think of my smooch?

Stamp: Happy Memories (SAB 2010)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo #115320, Whisper White #100730, Whisper White Textured #108693
Ink: Melon Mambo Classic Ink #115656, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink #100908, Versamark #102283
Accessories: Square Lattice Impressions Folder #119976, Smooch Spritz Gold Glow #118770, Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon #115611

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Simply Thanks - Color Swap

One of the things I love about being a Stampin' UP demonstrator is getting to know the other demonstrators! I participated in a swap on Stampin' Connection, a site exclusively for SU demonstrators. The swap was to use Sahara Sand and one other color from the Earth Elements family. I participated in two of the swaps, but I'm only going to show you the one using Ruby Red today. I'll show you the other card tomorrow. Ironically, both of the colors I picked are retiring June 30!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Pick a Petal #115042, Simply Thanks #115560
Ink: Sahara Sand Classic Ink #105208, Ruby Red Classic Ink #102259
Cardstock: Sahara Sand #105328, Whisper White #100730
Ruby Red Brads (Earth Elements set) #106955

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

FTL 90

I decided to try a sketch challenge this weekend. I often use sketches from challenges, but it is usually long after the challenge window. I noticed this FTL 90 sketch at the Clean and Simple blog. As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use a pink and brown combination and the Circle Circus stamp set. Here is my take on the challenge:

And here is the sketch:
This card actually came together really quickly. That is often the case for me when I'm using a sketch. I need to remember that next time I'm frustrated with myself about losing my stampin' mojo!

Stampin' Supplies: All from Stampin' UP!
Stamps: Circle Circus #115778, Thank You Kindly #111700
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink #100908, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink # 101301
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip #102128, Whisper White #100730, Whisper White Textured #108693
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain #109051

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lost Finds: Laptop Decor Elements

Yes, I am continuing to find more pictures that never made it here to my blog! Here is a picture of my laptop. I covered it with two layers of the Upsy Daisy Decor Elements.

The darker pink is the Rose Red #117921 and the lighter pink is Pretty in Pink #117822. The great thing about the Decor Elements is that when you are tired of them, they peel right off!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lost Finds: Save the Date!

Last summer I was contacted by a great gal who found me through my SU website. She was looking for someone to make Save the Date cards for her wedding. She wanted them in black and white, with a little bit of red. I made up several samples, and this is what the couple chose.

I liked the idea of a pocket card, where the insert slides out. I began with a base of Whisper White card stock. I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set in Basic Black on the front, and the sentiment is from Wedding Sweet in Real Red.

The insert is Basic Black card stock, I printed the information from my printer onto Whisper White cardstock. I punched a hole and tied it with Whisper White Satin Ribbon and Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

I hope they had a wonderful wedding!

Some of the Save the Date cards also included this insert for the Bachelor Party. This couple was very cute and had a great sense of humor. I printed everything in black and blue from my computer. I stamped the "Jackpot" from the Game Night stamp set in Real Red.

Upsy Daisy stamp set #111710
Wedding Sweet stamp set #115466
Game Night stamp set #113220
Whisper White cardstock #100730
Basic Black cardstock #102851
Basic Black Classic Ink #101179
Real Red Classic Ink #103133
Whisper White Satin Ribbon #114616
3/4" Circle Punch #107217

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lost Find: Hostess Gifts!

As a Stampin' UP! demonstrator, it is a given that I love making creations with stamps, ink and paper. However, even more than making them, I love giving them away! I almost always make card sets to give as gifts: birthdays, showers, workshop hostesses, stamp club hostess, and friends who invite us over for dinner. This past week, I was doing some work on my home computer, which I rarely use. I found some scans of project I had made last summer while I was in between laptops. Somehow, these projects never made it to my blog. The project I'm sharing today was made for my friend Liz, who hosted a barbeque last summer for a large group of our friends. Unfortunately, for some reason I thought scanning was a good way to capture a picture of this project. Obviously, a camera would have been a much wiser choice!

Supplies Used
Medallion Stamp Set #115223
Enjoy Every Moment Stamp Set (thank you on card) #113622
For All You Do Stamp Set (thank you on tag) #115360
Whisper White Card Stock #100730Basic Black Card Stock #102851
Melon Mambo Card Stock #115320
Melon Mambo Classic Ink #115656
Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Ribbon #115611
Basic Black Classic Ink #101179
1-3/4" Circle Punch #112004
Eyelet Border Punch #113692
Tag Punch #105934
Small Tag Punch #108264
Large Flat Cellophane Bag #102210

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sunshine Award!!

Wow! This is my first blog award! What an honor it is to receive this award from Buffy Cooper (Stamp With Me). Buffy has a great blog with lots of techniques, and she's always positive and upbeat. She is always sharing something new and fun!

There are a few rules to receiving this:
1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 12 other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

I love looking at blogs. Unfortunately, I don't get a lot of time to look. When I do, it is a real treat! There are a few blogs that I go to very regularly. A few of those great crafters had already received this award. Here is my list:

1. Linda Cary (one of my fabulous downline!)
2. Megan Lasher (another fabulous downline!)
10. BJ Peters
Please go visit these blogs and leave a little sunshine - it will be time well spent!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May is National Scrapbooking Month

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PageDescriptionWood-Mount ItemWood-Mount PriceClear-Mount ItemClear-Mount Price
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119Framed with Love**114389$27.95
129Circle Circus115778$28.95
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13*Elements de style119900$27.95120099$19.95
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PageDescriptionItemRetail PricePrice with Qualifying Purchase
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