Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blog Tour #2 - Stop #18 - Golden Oldies

One more day until the Mini Occasions Blog Tour! Make one of your stops here tomorrow, 4/27/2009, for a creative journey through the Stampin' UP! Mini! You won't want to miss it!

Tour #2
Stop #18
Next Blog Stop #19

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring is in the Air

Good morning!

This is a project that I created for a Shoebox Swap that I am going to today! I know some of you are asking what is a Shoebox Swap. A shoebox swap is when you design one card and then you cut the paper for as many people that will be swapping, bring all the products used to create the card in a shoebox or other box. So in my case there will be 20 stampers so I will cut cardstock for 19 stampers (I already made mine!) to create the card that I designed. Everyone else does the same thing, so when I get there the fun starts! I'll have a fun-filled day of stamping and chatting with some new people I have never met while I create 19 cards!

Since I had to create directions for this card, I thought I might pass them on to anyone that is interested. You can view them here.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Pick a Petal

Spring is in the air today so that was my inspiration for today. I have been trying to get the Late Night Stampers Design Challenge done for some time now so I finally completed it! The challenge was to use Flowers! Now that is right up my alley!

Do you just love this flower? Pick a Petal is just such a fun set to use when you want to make some lovely flowers. You can easily incorporate some of your beautiful lovely Designer Series Papers or you can use ink to create your own beautiful design! I also used the Sweet Little Sentiments set, which has become a go to set for me lately.

It was really hard to get a photo to show the depth of the two layers of petals, but I think this one showed it the best! I have two layers of dimensionals one between the two layers and one between the flower center. I'm really loving the dotted Designer Series Paper!

Card Details:
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess Level 1)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Sweet Nothings
Simply Scrappin' Designer Series Paper, Basic Black

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Paper Snips


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blog Tour April 27th - Don't Miss It

How would you like to get away for awhile, check out the scenery at a new venue, capture some memories without all the hassle of traveling? Well, come join me and 20 of my newest friends on a creative journey through Stampin' UP!(R)'s Occasion Mini that occurs on April 27.

That's the date when you can hop onto my blog to see some awesome examples of projects made with Stampin' UP!(R)'s newest Mini Occasions stamp set "Golden Oldies." I have some great samples created that are hidden away just for this special day, April 27!

After you view all my samples you'll want to take some "time" and fly over to the next stop on the tour which will be featuring Jenny Burchard's blog using the "Sense of Time" set.

There will be 20 stops on the tour, featuring all of the items in the Occassions mini! You won't want to miss what these amazing stampers have designed for you as you make your way on this creative journey!

If you love what you see on this tour, you'll want to take advantage of the "Get Connected" campaign that Stampin' Up! is offering. When you spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products you can choose any one item from the "Under $10" on page 208 in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for FREE!

See you there!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kindred Spirits

Just returning from sunny Orlando from a spring break trip with our extended family! What a wonderful trip for the soul! I think the sun makes every little thing better! This is a card that I created for the Birds of a Feather challenge over at the Late Night Stampers group that I belong to. It was one of my last challenges as one of the First Quarter Design team members. This was a card that reminds me of the fun I had with the ladies on the design team...Kindred Spirits flock together on Late Night Stampers! If you love Stampin' UP! stamps and want some inspiration anyone can join this wonderful group of women headed up by Sherrill Graff. You can join here.
Stamps: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Wheel
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Baha Breeze, Whisper White, Parisian Breeze Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Baha Breeze Corduroy Button, Paper Snips, Valet Ribbon Originals, Clip Assortment