Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Show Some Love

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

You won't want to miss this Valentine Bundle promotion that Stampin' Up! is offering. I have ordered mine and am eagerly awaiting its arrival! I am most excited about the heart punch! I have lots of ideas and can't wait to start making sample cards and scrapbook pages.

Go to my DBWS and click on "Shop Now" to order yours today, or you can contact me by e-mail or phone and I can place the order for you.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Good morning and happy Sunday to ya! Hope your weekend is going well. As promised, here is the second card in the latest set I have been working on. This one is my favorite, but again, super quick and easy.

Stamp Set: Fresh Flowers, Wild Rose (for the envelope)
Ink: Ridinghood Red
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Accessories: Scalloped edge punch, Kiwi Kiss grosgrain ribbon, glue dots

Have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Here is the first card that I made for the card envelope in yesterday's post. It is pretty straightforward, I think. The stamp set that I used is retired, however, as I don't have the current rose set as of yet. It was pretty quick and easy to make, though in looking at it now on screen, I probably should have added a layer of Whisper White between the layer of Ridinghood Red and the designer paper to brighten it up a little bit.

Stamp Set: Wild Rose (retired)
Inks: Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Bella Rose Designer Paper, Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Ridinghood Red grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

I will post the other card that I made for this set tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I was looking through my pile of templates and came across this envelope template. I haven't made this one in a while and so decided to give it a try. This envelope will hold 2-3 cards and matching envelopes comfortably and makes a cute little gift set. I received the actual template I have from my upline, but I have no idea where the original idea came from so I can't give credit where credit is due. For that, I apologize.

Stamp Sets: none
Inks: none
Paper: Pretty in Pink 12x12, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Accessories: Ridinghood Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Here is a picture of the set, but I will show the cards individually over the next couple of days. Have a wonderful day. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Another project that got worked on this past weekend was this adorable desktop calendar. I saw the idea on Cambria Turnbow's blog last week. You can see her beautiful creation here. The tutorial actually comes from Nancy Morgan here.
My calendar is a bit larger than what the tutorial calls for as I was unable to print the calendar that small. The calendar itself comes from
The base of my cardstock that everything was mounted on is 10" x 7-1/4" and for that I used Sahara Sand. I layered Artichoke before pieces of LeJardin Designer Paper (retired). The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Embellishments used were from the Pretties Kit, Designer Brads, Big and Little Felt Flurries, Flower Fusion and ribbon.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This was one of the projects I worked on this weekend, a notecard set of four in a gift bag with envelopes. I am trying to use up of some of my retired paper and so was able to put this older holiday designer paper to good use. I did use jumbo eyelets and the Crop-A-Dile at the top of the bag so that I could slip some Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon through on both sides.

The base of the first card is Certainly Celery with layers of Night of Navy and Vanilla cardstock along with the designer paper. The "for you" sentiment comes from the Fresh Cuts set, which is current. Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and Celery brads were used to embellish.
The second card has a base of Night of Navy with layers of Certainly Celery. Again, the same sentiment as well as Celery brads were used, along with three stamps from the Baroque Motifs set inked in the same two colors and cut out before adhering with dimensionals.
The third card also uses a Night of Navy base with a layer of Certainly Celery and then designer paper. Again, Baroque Motifs stamp set was used and the images were cut out. I did place a rhinestone brad in the center as well as used the Celery grosgrain ribbon and brads again.
The final card has a base of Certainly Celery with layers of Night of Navy and designer paper to match the bag. I used the scalloped edge punch of a 2-5/8" square under the stamped images from Baroque Motifs. Another rhinestone brad was used as well as the Celery grosgrain ribbon again.
This set was very simple to make and very striking in person. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Lot's of Specials!

The Retiring List is out! You will find the list of stamp sets retiring from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog here. These retiring sets will only be available until January 18th. It will be sad to see some of these sets go. However, Stampin' Up! is offering a sale of 10% off the price of these retiring sets through December 23rd!

Plus, for any order of $70 or more (before tax and shipping), Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping.

To make this even sweeter, when you spend $20, you will receive 20% off any stamp set in the catalog sampler. Can't beat that!

So, don't delay. Check the list and order your "must-have" sets today.