Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yellow Sweetbriar Rose Blendabilities Card

I know Single Roses are typically wild and pink, but since yellow seems to be the prettiest light color we have in the blendabilities right now, I chose it for the last of my swaps. I really like the Venetian Crochet trim with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  I'm not sure you can see the Dazzling Details in the center of each rose?  I used the Calypso Coral for the centers of the roses as well.  I want to give this to a friend who used Yellow and Navy for her wedding back in the day, so I used Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight with Old Olive.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CASE of Patty Bennett Post it note masked column




I loved Patty Bennett's design using long Post It notes as a mask for a column of sponging.  It is so simple yet really striking I think. I used different colors, but it is a CASE.  Thanks for sharing Patty!

We used 5 inch long Post It notes as a mask.  Patty used the 5 inch wide note cards, but instead I mounted a 5 inch wide layer onto a 5-1/4 inch by 8 inch base with dimensionals.  Add a stamp from the Forever Florals set and ta da! :)



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fry box with Monogram variation...

I made a new tag to go with the Floral French Fry Box you've already seen.  (Decorated with the Flower Fair Framelits and the Flower Frenzy Bigz L die.) At class we all just chose a monogram letter to use with a Pink Pirouette tag and matching Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi leaved decoration.




Monday, July 21, 2014

Cupcake Party Boo Boo card

I made a mistake with this card and didn't catch it until I'd already shipped them AND used them for my classes this month.  I usually mark my retired embossing folders (well any Big Shot stuff) with an R, and I somehow missed marking the Striped Scallop embossing folder from the Spring/Occasions Catalog....so embarrassing!  A big thank you to anyone who decided to go ahead and take the card in the swap.  If I'd noticed my error, I would have used the Fancy Fan embossing folder, and it would have highlighted the scallop-y goodness too.




  Stamps-Cupcake Party
  CS/Ink-WW, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake
  Accessories- rhinestones, modern label punch, WW cotton ribbon, oval, cupcake, 2-3/8 scallop, 2 inch circle punches,    dimensionals, Daffodil Delight candy dots and..... You are going to use the ~Fancy Fan~ embossing folder.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Forever Florals Corner Garden swap card

My sweet friend, Missi Roeber swapped some cards for me at convention this year....If you'd like to see them, I will be posting them on my blog this week.

It was a lot of fun to make this card...I really enjoy using the new blendabilities...The color is so intense that I do occasionally use the regular markers with them for contrast as on this card.  Try not to look at the little sideways bow...I guess I didn't notice that while I was photographing it. :)

It has an open flap on the front so that you could just write your message in the blank space of Corner Garden (behind the spire flower image)...

  Stamps-Forever Florals, And Many More,  Corner Garden
  Cardstock and Ink-WW, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
  Accessories- Wisteria Seam Binding ribbon, White SU! twine, modern label punch, Blendabilities in Old Olive and            Wisteria Wonder (Lightest only) Regular Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write markers

This is the card sort of standing open...It was also my prototype for coloring so it isn't quite as bright as the swaps were.






Friday, July 11, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Designer Series Paper Blog HOP



Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Designer Series Paper Blog Hop!! We're showcasing pretty Stampin' Up! dsp patterns in seven short stops for you!

The first six stops are papers that can be purchased using Stampin' Up!'s July "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" promotion (The papers that are $10.95), so I hope you find four that you like. I admit I had no trouble! :)

If you're traveling in order, you've probably come from Sara's Lily's Ink Pad blog where she showed lovely designs with the FUN Flashback paper.  The star cards are expeciallyh wonderful I think.  Should you get lost or want to chat, here is a Post on Stampin' Addicts that can help you get back on track.



My focus is the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper....The bright colors lend themselves to a variety of uses. Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry make great stripes and polka dots, so these prints were fun to see. This card is for the MOJO Monday sketch 353 (MOJO353), and I really enjoy the Hostess set, Nuts about You with it.



Next is this Daffodil Delight monochrome card with the Amazing Birthday set....I just added some Dazzling Details and two Rhinestone Bling around the "Amazing" for emphasis...Quick and Cutesy.


I probably should have shown more restraint on this card...It is bright and busy, but hopefully fun...
Just a quick punch of the Cupcake Party set made the centerpiece for this card.


Now it is time to venture over to Holly's Rubber Redneck Blog for her beautifully detailed creations with the Confetti Celebration designer series paper.




Friday, June 20, 2014

Stampin' Addicts New 2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog Blog Hop Flamingo Lingo



Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 2014 New Catalog Blog Hop. Each of us can't wait to show you our favorite sets from the New Catalog, so I hope you'll hop through to see some fun creations. Should you want to chat or see all the links in one spot, here is a link to the chat thread on the Stampin' Addicts website.

You may have arrived from Twila's Stamp A Little Longer blog. I really enjoyed her great designs with Bordering Blooms....Lovely color scheme!

I am using this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set....Each year Stampin' Up! provides an opportunity for us to buy a set that benefits this charity.  This year $3 from each set sold will be donated to RMHC.  I always get the set and usually really like it.  I like it especially well this year!

First, I have flowers and leaves in Florida Flamingo colors which provides a quick dress up for the French Fry box.  I used a little bit of the Flower Fair Framelits and the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die as well as the Chalk Talk Framelit to create the Flamingo tag.  Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White were the colors I used.




Next, is the MOJO Monday sketch for this week, MOJO350.  I used the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background and used the All Abloom designer series paper stack for the Blush Blossom based color scheme and paper.  Tickled Pink is great for just a congratulations or for welcoming a new baby girl...


Finally, I just wanted to use a more Coral color with it. :)  I used the Striped Scallop Framelit for a background. The card is Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral...I realize it looks almost Tangerine Tango...sorry...To finish, I put pearls at the top of the card.



Now it is time to visit Holly's Rubber Redneck blog to see her lovelies with the Flower Patch set and matching Flower Fair framelits.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hamburger Box Pig and Bunny

My daughter wanted to make something different than we'd seen online with the Hamburger Box Die. She has a friend who loves pigs, so we worked on that one together.  It is complete with curly tail (just cut with a circle punch) and blushing cheeks. She made the bunny all by herself though. :)  I'm a proud crafty mama. :)



In this Together Cards

For class last week, I let those who attended choose which image they preferred.  This new set is so fun and I think it will be really useful for me even after the Blendabilities become "old hat".  The new large polka dot Embossing Folder is SO nice too.  Perfect for mod styles. :)



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Stampin' Up! Flamingo Lingo MOJO348

Flamingo Lingo is the new Stampin' Up! set that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Three dollars from each set is donated, so I love to get it each year. I think it is an especially cute one this time too!

I used MOJO Monday sketch 348 (MOJO348) for my card.  The colors are Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Whisper White and a touch of Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise markers...

If you like this set, be sure and check back on June 20th for the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop. I will be making a few more designs with this set, and there will be many more sets featured by other Stampin' Addicts.