Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I love this stamp set Dasher (located in the back of the catalog). It is so beautiful and big. I did this card for Dawn McVey's Color Challenge. I {heart} how this card came together. I punched out several snowflakes with Stampin' Up's newest snowflake punch to create a tone on tone background.
I created a shimmer spray using a combination of Shimmer paint and Alcohol and sprayed the background with it. I wish it showed up better in the picture because it is very sparkly. You can also add reinker to it to tint the spray with the shimmer. Just be aware that you can not use 99% alcohol if you are planning on using reinker because the ink is water soluble. Without the diluted alcohol you will get clumps of ink :)
Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Dasher & Christmas Punch (hostess)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, (SWM) Chocolate Chip & (SWM) Real Red
Cardstock: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Tools: Corner Rounder, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Craft Knife, Snowflake Punch & Wide oval Punch
Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Two-way Glue, SNAIL & Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU!: Alcohol

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

A New Addition to the Stampin' Up! Online Store! How wonderful is that. You are now able to get up to 80% off on retired items. There will not be any current products sold on the clearance rack. All sales of Clearance Rack items are final. No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product. Stampin' Up! is trying to make the Clearance section become a permanent part of the online store. Since there will be no particular schedule as to when new items will be posted you are encouraged to check the online store often.
This has me excited thinking what oldies but goodies to they have stashed away at the warehouse :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Medallion- Color Throwdown Challenge

Added a butterfly from Simple Friendship... I think I like it like this. Since there were already comments posted with the first card... I decided to leave that one up as well :)
I really had to challenge myself for this challenge. These are not colors that I would normally pick out by myself... and that is why I love to participate in color challenges. Once I started piecing the colors I started to fall in love. I am really glad I chose to use these colors! I have not idea when I would have used Green Galore... it is a very bright colored green ... not it will get the attention it deserves.

I did ink the edges of the barely banana cardstock to give greater depth and love the way that turned out :) I also hate to admit this is only the second time I have used the Medallion stamp... so sad, I know.

Feel free to comment on which you prefer... with or without the butterfly :)

Supplies Used: (All Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Medallion

Paper: Barely banana, Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, and Whisper White

Ink: Green Galore, Bermuda Bay, and Barely Banana

Ribbon: Whisper White Satin

Embellishments: Pretties Kit & Hodgepodge Hardware (silver)

Punches: Modern Label, 1" circle, and Designer Label

Other: SNAIL, sponges, and glue dots

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This Card is made using the On a Pedestal. I love this card! I used the Tri-Shutter technique and really enjoy the outcome. The 'flower' in the front is inspired by my up line :) Diana Gibbs ... since I stalk her blog regularly.
This is another card that is going to be taught in my upcoming class.
Supplies: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, and Sahara Sand
Stamps: On a Pedestal
Paper: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, and Sahara Sand
Ink: Bermuda Bay and Rose Red
Embellishments: Rose Red Ribbon
Other: Stampin Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL, Mat Pack, and Paper-Piecing Tool

Delightful Decorations

I may be a little over excited about having new punches. This features the NEW punch in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This card is in preparation for an upcoming class that I will be doing. Hopefully everyone will enjoy making the card as much as I did :)
Supplies (SUO)
Stamp: Delightful Decorations
Paper: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White, and Certainly Celery
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Certainly Celery
Ribbon: Sleigh Bells
Embellishments: Clear Buttons, Hemp Twine, Iridescent embossing powder
Other: SNAIL, Stampin Dimensionals, Mat Pack, and paper-Piercing Tool
This work was inspired by work seen by Amy Sheffer :)

Holiday Mini Catalog

Tis the season right? The Holiday Mini catalog from Stampin' Up! begins today! There are some great goodies and the partnership with Build a Bear. The Stamps and Dies are so cute! I made a link in my sidebar so that you are able to view the catalog.