Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer is almost here!

If you stopped by for the blog hop, I hoped you enjoyed it! It was fun for me to see some of the great projects using some of the beloved stamp sets on Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance List. 

I'm creating some cards for a lady I met here in Allen, TX.  She needed some thank you cards for some very special people that are helping her out with a very special occasion – her wedding!  The only direction she gave me was “beach elegance”.  This is what I came up with for her cards.

beach thank yous 006

The main panel was water colored with Watercolor Crayons and an Aqua Painter on beautiful watercolor paper.  It was great to have all the retiring colors because when you’re creating a scene you’ll want various colors at your disposal.  **hint hint you may want to finish getting the retiring watercolor crayon colors before they are gone! I used about 12 different colors for the beach sunrise.  The words are clear embossed with Taken with Teal Craft Ink.  The entire image is spritzed with Champagne shimmer paint and an alcohol mix.

I love the ribbon treatment!  A quick twist of the ribbon, a half pearl from the pretties kit and a vintage tag complete the ensemble.

I’m missing my peanut gallery from back “home”.  They always gave me such great feedback on my creations!  If you have a minute…please let me know what you think!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Saying Good-bye to Holiday Blitz

Mega RBH BannerWhether you just started here or you came from Holly’s blog I’m so glad you’re here! Holly really did a fabulous job showcasing the Holy Triptych stamp set. Her work is always stunning!

I will be sharing my projects using one of my retiring stamp sets, Holiday Blitz.  It is one of those fun sets because you get 28 stamps that cover all the holidays for the year plus some extra’s that cover all the seasons too!  Small stamps are perfect when making smaller cards, tags, inchies and a host of other creative projects.  So follow me as I share with you three of my newest creations using this great holiday stamp set!

Create lovely borders using Holiday Blitz

This is a quick project that uses one stamp to create a fun border by using multiple ink colors, and some of those long strips of scraps that I’ve been saving just for these cards. LOL!  These 3 x 3 cards fit in the small box created using two small envelope dies.  This cute project uses Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, and Melon Mambo. These four little cards with envelopes would make a perfect hostess gift this July 4th!

Holiday Blitz images perfect for creating inchiesWith Father’s Day right around the corner,  Holiday blitz comes to the rescue with two perfect stamps! 1” strips of Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla cardstock quickly make these “Tie” inchies the perfect image for Dad!  A self-made Designer Series Envelope with clear-embossed “Ties” ties this project together. ;)

Small images make great game pieces  My final project for the hop is a tic tac toe game!  This would be a great little gift as a take home gift from a birthday party.  The Designer Series Paper makes quick work of the cover and the game board. Actual size is 5” x 5” x 1/4” and would fit perfectly in a 5.5” square envelope.

tic tac toe inside

Window sheets were used to adhere the game pieces inside and the temporary adhesive, Dotto, was used to affix the pieces on the game board.  My nine-year-old son had to play as soon as I finished…so I assume it would be a big hit with kids!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Lisa’s blog next to see her wonderful creations as she says good-bye to Together Forever.



Thursday, June 10, 2010

50th Anniversary times Three

I remember when my grandparents celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary it was such a special occasion.  I wasn’t making cards back then, so I am sure they received a store-bought card.  The horror!  They deserved so much more!  Well, I have been creating some beautiful 50th Wedding Anniversary cards for someone that has three of these big events coming up in the next few weeks!  I thought I would share these most recent creations.  I am thrilled at how they came out!  I most definitely would have given any of these to my grandparents at their celebration!

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Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Hearts


Key Features: Gold Embossed and Edged





 Chocolate Chip, Gold and Vanilla Flowers with Gold Stamens


Key Features: Gold Embossed and 3D Flowers with Matching Envelope



 Mellow Moss and Vanilla Pearled Butterfly


Key Features: Gold Embossed, 3D Pearled and Shimmered Butterfly with Matching envelope. 




Be sure to check back tomorrow after 10:00 AM for the start of the Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop!