Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Digital Studio

For those of you who know me, you know I don't do scrapbook pages. BFF Steph is way better at them, so I just let her show me hers (to which I admire them and wish I wasn't so intimidated by the whole thing). Well, folks, I've been saved! My Digital Studio is my new best friend (please note I didn't say BFF, you all know who that's reserved for). I did three scrapbook pages in less than an hour and a half. Sounds like a long time but honestly the hardest part was figuring out what pictures to use. The software is super easy to use and creates the best projects. I'm so glad Stampin' Up! came out with this fabulous new product. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Convention 2009 Ladybug!

This cute little ladybug was the swap that BFF Steph and I did for convention. We had a blast and already have it on our calendar for next year! If you received this swap at convention, here is the recipe.

Ink: Sahara Sands, Real Red
Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Bella Toile (on the red wings), Kind and Caring Thoughts, Sanded
Accessories: Black linen thread, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, Circle Scissors (3 inch circles for the black base of the body and the red wings that are cut in half), 1/2 inch circle punch-3/4 inch circle punch (for the spots), 1 3/8 inch punch (cut in half for the head.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Totally Tool

I bought this stamp set just for my hubby. Specifically this stamp! I also used the texture plates to make the more mustard look like wood grain! Love this card!
Card Recipe:
Paper: Close Coco (textured), More Mustard, Kraft, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Black StazOn Ink, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun.
Stamp Set: Totally Tool.
Accessories: Blender Pens, Texture Plates Kit#4, Natural Hemp Twine, Jumbo Brads (Chocolate Chip), Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Friends 24/7

It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been a little busy taking summer classes (12 units to be exact) so I’ve put off stamping and blogging. With that said I do have a disclaimer: For the remainder of the summer my posts will most likely be short and sweet. I figure something is better than nothing and I’ve been putting of posting a project because I feel like it has to be a long post describing the card and apologizing for not posting in such a long time. Not this time…I’m just going to list the card recipe and post the picture. I might be a little bit more elaborate closer to convention…and as soon as I get my sneak peak order from the NEW catalog! I’m so EXCITED!!!! You may be seeing more of me! :o)
Card Recipe:
Paper: Kraft, Not quite Navy, More Mustard (textured), Chocolate Chip, Bella Blue DS
Stamp Set: Friends 24/7
Accessories: 1” Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Chocolate Chip, Square Ice Rhinestone Brads, Filigree Designer Brads, Linen thread, two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Who's little roster are you?

I made this card a few months ago and never got around to posting it. I wanted to keep it rustic and worn looking. I used more of the earth elements colors and colored in the roster with the Stampin' Up! color pencils. This stamp set is a hostess stamp set that can be yours by hosting a workshop. Plus you'll get all the fabulous free products.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friends Forever

OMG! I love, love, love the new mini catalog. This card totally reflects that. I used the Great Friends (#113792 $17.95) stamp set along with the Summer Love Rub-Ons (#114620 $11.95). For this card my color palette was baja breese, cameo coral, and kiwi kiss. All of the images on this card are rub-ons with the exception of the stem background on the kiwi kiss piece of paper. I don't use rub-ons that much but there was something about this set that I just loved. I'll be sure to share some of the other projects I've done with these rub ons. They are so worth the money! Love it!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Baja Breese, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Sets: Great Friends (#113792)
Accessories: Summer Love Rub-Ons, Clear Rinestone Brads (from the Pretties Kit)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Howdy there stranger! Christmas bucket and Birthday Bear Hugs

It sure has been a long time since I've posted. I'm a terrible blogger. Forgive me. No need to heap on the apologies for my tardiness...instead I will hopefully redeem myself with some new stampin' projects. Let's get down to business. I have two projects that I am going to share with you. One is from Christmas time. I know, I know, a little late but I thought this little bucket was cute and I figured the idea can be changed for whatever you need. I bought the bucket at Target and tied a piece of 1/2 inch striped grosgrain ribbon in bashful blue. I added little bling accents to make it look pretty. The snowflake is from Stampin' Up's! Onboard chipboard. I covered it with tombow glue and then sprinkled silver glitter on top. I also used the chipboard for the '08 (and glittered it) to commemorate the date. Obviously this was for Christmas but you could always use a different bucket and decorate a letter or number chipboard to decorate the pail. I just love these as gifts. Super cute, super easy, and super special!
The next project I have to show you is a card I made for Daniel's Dad, Don Pepe (that's just a nickname we call him). His birthday was right after Christmas and I was really trying to make something manly yet cute. That explains why I used the bear from Under the Stars (#111556 $29.95). I just love this stamp set. When I first saw it I automatically wanted to do a camping scrapbook, but who am I kidding? I don't scrapbook nor do I camp. So the next best thing is a birthday card! I used the Prestwick DS paper (*frown* it's retired) to give it a bit of a man look. I figured plaid was perfect for that. The base of the card is Going Gray. I used Night of Navy, and Garden Green to tie the other colors from the DS.

Until next time...Happy Stampin'!
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