Monday, August 20, 2012

Fall Start

Hello stampers!

Here is my card for today.  I used the Tweet Leaves stamp from the Holiday Mini and dressed it up with some buttons (used a Brushed Bronze Designer Button and a button from the Brights Collection).  Hope you are inspired to create your own piece of fall.

Supplies used:
Stamp Sets:  Tweet Leaves, Lovely Little Labels

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock

Ink: 2012-2014 Incolor Markers

Miscellaneous: Brushed Bronze Buttons, Brights Collection Buttons, Little Labels Punch Pack, Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue, Glue Dots


Please contact your Stampin Up demonstrator to order your supplies. If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator! You can order any of the supplies for this card, or any Stampin'Up supplies you desire, by clicking on the Catalogue buttons on the right-hand side of my blog. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Quilling Anyone?

Today I want to share with you a couple of cards I made using the quilling technique.  It is very popular right now and  I am happy it is - it  is easy to do and it provides a huge visual impact!  I enjoy making the quilled bits to assemble into anything my heart desires!

This time round I had a specific person in mind and I used her favourite color combination of pink and brown.  To me this color combination gives a vintage feel to these projects.  I hope you are inspired to give it a go with you own favourite color combo.  Enjoy....
This is the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" size

This is a 3" x 3" card.

Both cards used same supplies listed below.

Supplies used:

Stamp Sets:  En Francais Background, Lovely Little Labels

Paper:  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Real Read and Whisper White card stock

Ink:  Early Expresson, Real Read

Miscellaneous:  Fancy Fan textured impressions embossing folder, Large Basic Pearls, Pearl Basic Jewels, Little Labels Punch Pack, Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue.

Tip:  I used 3/8" strips of cardstock cut at 8 1/2" lengths.  For the red petals, I used 4 1/4" lengths.

Please contact your Stampin Up demonstrator to order your supplies.  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator!  You can order any of the supplies for these cards, or any Stampin'Up supplies you desire, by clicking on the Catalogue buttons on the right-hand side of my blog. 

Friday, August 3, 2012


Good evening happy fellow stampers!

I am getting back into the blogging mode - so while I am on a learning curve, please bear with me.

Getting my blog back up and running was all due to my attendance at my very first Stamp'in Up Convention held last month in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 

I met so many wonderful, like-minded people (both guys and gals)...and to all of you new stamping buddies/friends I met, and who get to read this blog entry, a huge hug from me to you!!! 

Thank you all for your inspiration, sharing, creative loving hearts, and sheer inspiration (and yes, the beautiful energy during those hectic days and nights - no wonder some of my fellow stampers who stayed home forgot to mention a small, oh so wee detail, to keep in mind during convention attendance -you are up around 5:30 a.m. and to bed around 1:30 a.m.ish or so! Oh, and no need to worry about missing exercise class - all the foot miles of walking/rushing to/from/between events gives even the most fit individual a run for his/her money! - wait till next year gang!)  I LOVED IT ALL!!!!

So, I now present to you the card I made 81+ times for my Late Nite Stampers swap (which was so fun to do!)

I even have a few details for you, should you wish to reproduce it yourself:

Paper: Sahara Sand (8.5" x 5.5")
             Window Sheet (5.5" x 2.5") Tip: You can cut a 5.5" x 4.25" piece of the window sheet, emboss it using the Vintage Wallpaper Folder and then cut the embossed window sheet in half thereby have two pieces of embossing window sheet to use for two cards :)
             Calypso Coral (5.25" x 2.25") - embossed using the Perfect Polka-Dots Folder
             Scrap of Tempting Turquoise - for punching out the flowers
             Scrap of First Edition DSP
             Scrap of Whisper White - for "thanks" saying
             Scrap of Calypso Coral  - for punched oval for saying background

Stamps: Mixed Bunch (125535w/125537c)
               Kindness Matters (129900w/122902c)

Inks:  Calpyso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Early Expresso

Miscellaneous: Vintage Wallpaper and Perfect Polka-Dots Embossing Folders
                           Blossoms Punch (125603)
                           Small Oval Punch (120908)
                           Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pak (118309)
                           .5" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Chocolate Chip (124142) or option:
                                                                                            3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Calpyso Coral
                           Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler (125585)
                           Stampin Pierce Mat, Simply Scored Stylus (for shaping punched flower petals)
                           Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Anywhere Glue Stick

Happy stampin hugs