Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bloom with Happiness!

This is one of my favorite retired stamp sets from SU! It is a hostess set and I love using this stamp set for weddings and bridal showers! The card measures 5.25" square. I used some really cool paper as the background. It has raised felt on it! I cut the circles out using my Circle Scissors Plus and used the corner punch for the sentiment. I, of course, needed to add a little sparkle to the occasion, so I used the 2-way glue and my Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add the sparkle to the dress!
Stamps: Blooming with Happiness (retired)
Card Stock: Textured Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Inks:  Basic Black
Punches: Corner Punch, Circle Scissors Plus
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue, Stampin' Write Markers, Designer Paper*
All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
*not SU! material 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Birthday Cake

This card measures 5.25" square. I used some DSP, white satin ribbon and SU!'s premium quality card stock to make this card! The stamp set is called Happy Moments and is another set that I received FREE during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration event! Order $50 worth of products and receive FREE stamps! I colored the cake using Stampin' Write Markers and used the ticket corner punch to enhance the image. The inside of the card reads "the more candles the bigger the wish!" which is another stamp from the Whimsical Words set available in the SAB catalog. 

Stamps: Happy Moments, Whimsical Words
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa
Inks: Basic Black
Punches: Ticket Border Punch
Accessories: white satin ribbon*, retired DSP
All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
*not SU! material  

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Floral Friends

I'm so excited that I finally got to use the new supplies that came for me last week! Now that the family is feeling better, I hope to get back to creating every day! This set is Vintage Vogue from the new mini-occasions catalog. I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive along with Whisper White to create this card. I stamped the "F" Friends in Rich Razzleberry, cut it out and adhered with dimensionals. I also used the scallop trim border punch which I got free from the SAB catalog! This card was super easy to make and I can tell that I'm going to get a lot of use out of this stamp set.
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Punches: Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories:  dimensionals
All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Love Bugs vs. Stomach Bug

I'm so disappointed that I haven't been able to create or share any new cards this week especially since I just received some new toys! This week my family and I have been plagued with the stomach flu! It has been awful. I'm still recovering, but hope to have the family back to being healthy before the end of this weekend! In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a previous post in honor of Valentine's Day! I wish all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day and pray you don't get the stomach bug!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Got the call...

So last night, I got the phone call. My glasses were in! I was so excited that I was ready to run out and pick them up right there and then. Unfortunately, they called me as they were closing, so I had to wait until today. Anyway, here they are. Let me know what you think!!!



Friday, February 5, 2010

Sweet New Arrival!


What a sweet way to welcome a new little girl into the world! I love the way this card came out!  

I used a few different SU! stamp sets on this card. I was inspired by my daughter's blanket which had a quilted pattern background with an animal on it! The Pretty In Pink background is embossed using SU! Texturz Plate. The elephant is from the Animal Stories stamp set. I added the "ball" by using the Circle Circus stamp set and punching it out with my 3/4" circle punch. The sentiment "welcome" came from the Warm Words set. I added a pink jeweled brad to the ribbon for added flair! The inside of the card reads, "Congratulations on your sweet new arrival!".


Stamps: Animal Stories, Circle Circus, Warm Words
Card Stock: Pretty In Pink, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Inks: Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Pretty In Pink, Basic Black
Punches: Modern Label, 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Mellow Moss satin ribbon, pink jeweled brad*, dimensional
All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
*not SU! material 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Time to Make the Donuts!


Today's card was inspired by a circular I received in the mail. I decided it would be a fun card and unique color combo! I used the retired set Like It A Latte & Polka Dots & Paisley. The colors are Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip.  I cut out the heart and adhered it to the card using dimensionals. The background is embossed using SU! Texturz Plate on both the Pink Passion and Pumpkin Pie backgrounds. The inside of the card reads "Sending warm wishes your way." The card measures 5.25" square and the coordinating envelope is stamped with coffee beans! Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

Stamps: Like It A Latte(retired), Polka Dots & Paisley (retired)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Corner rounder
Accessories: Sheer/Satin Brown Ribbon*, SU! Texturz Plate, dimensional
All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
*not SU! material 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Heartfelt...(fill in the blank)!

This is one of my favorite cards! I love to make this card when I'm in need of a thank you. The color combos are so much fun to play with. Today, I chose Cameo Coral and Old Olive.  The stamp set is another retired set from Stampin' Up!, Heartfelt Thanks. The cards are blank inside providing the ability to customize it anyway you like! Heartfelt Thanks, Heartfelt Sympathy, Heartfelt Love, etc.! 

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks(retired)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Inks: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Basic Black
All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
*not SU! material