Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My dear, sweet son still insists on waking me up about 3:30 every morning for a little snack.  While I would love to sleep through an entire night, some of best crafting ideas come to mind during this early morning times.  This is a little something that came to mind this morning...

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride*
Ink ~ Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride*
Stamp Set ~ Fabulous Florets
*Retiring item*

No ribbons, rhinestones or pearls...just a basic layout with soft colors.  I really like Blushing Bride and am sad to see it go, but there are some great new colors in the new catalog. 

Over the long weekend, I held a 10/10 class and this is one of the cards we made.  It is a simple, yet pretty card...

Suppies Used:

Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB)
Ink ~ Soft Suede
Stamp Sets ~ Forever Young, Petite Pairs
Other Supplies ~ 1 1/4" Square Punch

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Well, I lost track of my day yesterday working on some projects and playing with my kiddos, but I still managed to get a Mojo Monday card done.  I'm not totally happy with this one, but somedays my crafty side just isn't there. 

This is another sneak peak of some of the new colors, DPS and stamp set.  Can you tell Betsy's Blossoms is one of my new favorites?!?!?

Suppiles Used:

Paper ~ Gumball Green*, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Floral District DSP*
Ink ~ Gumball Green*, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set ~ Bety's Blossoms
Other Suppiles ~ 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Boho Blossoms Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits*, Basic Rhinestones

*Available June 1, 2012*

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has something fun planned for this long holiday weekend. 

I know I'll be having some fun on's 10/10 time!  But for now, here is a fun card I made the other day using a new Hostess Set and some new DSP, which will be available June 1st. 

Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Floral District DSP
Ink ~ Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
Stamp Set ~ Carry On
Other Supplies ~ 1 1/4" Square Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Bitty Banner Framelits

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Had some fun playing with Betsy's Blossoms and the new In Color ink pads this morning...Enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink ~ Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Stamp Set ~ Betsy's Blossoms, Betsy's Blooms wheel
Other supplies ~ 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Graduation season has hit with full force!  So many friends and family members graduating this year...reminds me just how long it has been since I've graduated!  The new Midnight Muse from the 2012-2014 In Color Collection is the perfect match to our local high school color.  I had fun creating a couple of different cards for the graduates in my life. 
You Did It!
Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Stamp Set ~ Sprinkled Expressions
Ink ~ Midnight Muse
Other Supplies ~ 1 1/4" Square Punch, White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8" Mini Silver Brad

Grad Hat

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Midnight Muse
Stamp Sets ~ Outlined Occasions (Sale-A-Bration), My Friend
Ink ~ Midnight Muse
Other Supplies ~ White Baker's Twine, 3/16" Neutral Brads (white), Crystal Effects
Inside of Grad Hat
Happy Graduation and hats off to all of the graduates out there!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just a little over a week left before the 2011-2012 Stampin' UP! Catalog is history!  In an effort to use up some of my paper and ink that will no longer be effective after May 31st, I created a few cards using some of these soon to be retired items.

Baby ~ Welcome to the World

Supplies used:
Paper ~ Blusihng Bride*, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Nursery Nest DSP*
Stamp Sets ~ Button Buddies, A Word for You
Ink ~ Blusing Bride*, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip
Other supplies ~ 1/8" Marina Mist Raffeta Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Sponge Dauber (I used Chocolate Chip to sponge the edges of the paper)
* Retiring item *

Don't miss out on your last chance to order any reitring stamp sets, Designer Series Paper and colors! Contact me today to place your order!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Mojo Monday!!!  This card has a few more sneak peaks for you from the Stampin' UP! 2012-2013 Catalog.  New items can be ordered beginning June me today to get your new catalog! 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set ~ Forever With You
Paper ~ Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede,Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink ~ Midnight Muse
Other supplies ~ Soft Suede Striped Grosgrain, Antique Brads

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Going, going, gone...Lots of great Stampin' UP! sets will soon be retiring.  This is your last chance to get them before they are gone.  Join me for a fun 10/10 class on Sunday, May 27th from 10:30-1:30 and have your chance to create some fun cards with some of these retiring sets.  Click on the link below for the full list of stamp sets that will be retired effective May 31, 2012. 

Here is a sample of one of the cards we will be making.  The Season of Friendship set is one of my favorites and I am sad to see it go! 

The Season of Friendship

Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Whisper White, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set ~ Season of Friendship
Punches ~ Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Modern Label
Other Supplies ~ Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My craft-somnia kicked in last night!  I finally found some time to sit down and play with a few of the new sets and I am in love with Betsy's Blossoms and the new DSP!  And the 2012-2014 In Color selection...delish!  Here are a couple of the creations I came up with.

Happy Anniversary and many more to come
Supplies used: 

Paper ~ Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DSP
Stamp Sets ~ Betsy's Blossoms, A Word For You
Ink ~ Soft Suded, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Other Supplies ~ 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Summer Raspberry Ripple
Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Floral District DSP
Stamp Set ~ Betsy's Blossoms
Ink ~ Raspberry Ripple (both pad and Stampin' Write Marker) Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
Other Supplies ~ Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Birthday to one of my bestest friends ever!  I got to spend a little time with one of my BFF 's this weekend and treated her to a hand made gift certificate for a new stamp set of her choice from the 2012-2013 Stampin' UP! Idea Book and Catalog.  The gift certificate was inside the fun card below. 

The new catalog ships out today and products will be available for purchase June 1st.   I'd love to do a show for you! Contact me today and we'll get one scheduled! 

Happy Birthday
Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Beyond the Garden DSP
Stamp Sets ~ Fabulous Florets, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink ~ Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, VersaMark
Other Supplies ~ Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder, Antique Brads, 1 1/4" Melon Mambo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's almost time for May's your sneak peak!  With the school year coming to an end, I though this could be a fun card for your child to give to his or her teacher.

WOW ~ You're the Best
Supplies Used

Paper ~ Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Berry Blossoms DSP
Stamp Sets ~ Fruits & Flowers, Friendly Phrases
Ink ~ Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade (Stampin' Write Marker), Early Espresso (Stampin' Write Marker)
Punches ~ 1 3/4" circle and 1 3/8" circle
Other suppliess ~ Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Designer Printed Brads

It's spring time and we all know what that babies!!!  One of my husband's co-workers just had a sweet new baby boy, so I just had to make them a card.  The set I used is one of the very first Stampin' UP! sets I ever bought, which means it is a retired set and no longer available.  Still fun to use some of those old sets and create new cards.

It's A Boy!

Supplies Used:

Paper ~ Whisper White, Pool Party

Stamp Set ~ Cuddles & Tickles (retired set)

Ink ~ Pool Party

Other Supplies ~ 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Designer Print Brads, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder