Friday, June 26, 2009

Something new, something old.

I wanted to use some of the new Stampin'Up! colors with some of the old for these cards. The first one uses bermuda bay ( new ) with certainly celery, real red, and pumpkin pie. I used some scraps of designer paper for the real red and the certainly celery. I stamped the bermuda bay and the pumpkin pie with some of the little flowers from the Itty Bitty Buds set ( Soon to be retired Hostess set). The main image is from the More the Merrier set. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set ( new) and it is stamped onto a tag cut with the new modern punch.
I really liked the look of this paper all on its own, so I did a real simple card for it. The DP is from Raspberry Lemonade designer paper. The main card is made in barely banana, and the ribbon is so saffron 5/8" grosgrain. the sentiment is from the teeny tiny wishes. It is stamped in crushed curry ( new color) and then punched with the modern label punch. Lastly I rounded the corners with my corner rounder.
This card mixes the new colors, soft suede and dusty durango, with old olive. Love the combination! This card uses The More the Merrier set, as well as the little leaves from Give Thanks ( a retired set). I stamped the leaves on each of the colors. the main image is stamped onto very vanilla and then water colored in soft suede, dusty durango, and old olive. I added the ribbon, dusty durango dotted grosgrain ( without the dots showing ) to finish the card off.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


These are the colors for Kristina Werner's color challenge this week. Not colors I typically go for, so I guess a good challenge for me! This is what I came up with:

For the card I used the Good Friend set from the occasions mini, as well as the co-ordinating Walk in the Park designer series paper. The main card is in really rust. The main image is stamped in more mustard and really rust on very vanilla and then mounted onto more mustard card stock. The butterfly is stamped in basic grey and the cut out. I added a red rhinestone brad for some bling!  the bottom is the designer paper, mounted on some basic grey. I finished it off with the creme taffeta ribbon.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Stampin'up! Sneek a Peek items!

I have had such fun creating a few more cards with my new Stampin'Up! colors, stamps and designer papers!This card was made using the more the Merrier set and the Razzleberry Lemonade designer papers. I stamped the cupcakes onto a piece of whisper white I had cut with the top note die. The cupcakes are water colored in all the colors from the papers: melon mamba, rich razzleberry, crushed curry, dusty durango, and soft suede. the happy birthday is from the new   set Teeny Tiny Wishes. I punched the sentiment with the word window punch and then added that to a piece of the melon mamba punched from the new modern label punch. 

This card also uses much of the same colors and papers as listed above, but uses a different pattern from the razzleberry lemonade paper.

I loved the cupcakes from the More the Merrier set, as you can see from all the cards I made. This card is on the rich razzleberry card stock, which I stamped the dotted background stamp, and embossed the sweetest ever sentiment in white embossing powder. The main image is water colored in melon mamba, rich razzleberry, dusty durango, and soft suede and then is mounted on dusty durango card stock. I added a small amount of the new ribbons to finish off the card.

I created this card for the Ways to use it challenge at Splitcoast on Thursday (06/18) It was to use text on your card. I added the happy halloween from the teeny tiny wishes set, and then I added the 'happy' from the Define Your Life set beside the cutest pumpkin face ( from the more the merrier set). I used some of the new colors again, as well as kiwi kiss card stock.

I hope you liked the cards today!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Casing Success!

I just loved the card this month on page 23 of Stampin' Success! And I liked the look of the embossing on designer paper, so gave it a try. The only thing I didn't like was the texture of this wonderful designer paper shows through in the embossing. The color challenge today made me think right away of this DP Sweet Slumber from SU. The colors are ruby red, baja breeze and whisper white. The stamp set is upsy daisy.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The more the merrier

My new stuff arrived yesterday! I really love this snowman image and see myself using it a lot.
I was wishing that the DP had some of the bermuda bay color in it so I made my own with the sanded background stamp. I know it doesn't show too much, but it is there!


Stamp set: the more the merrier, sanded

Paper: melon mamba, rich razzleberry, razzleberry lemonade DP, water color paper, whisper white card stock

Ink: basic black, bermuda bay, rich razzleberry, melon mamba, pumpkin pie (carrot noses)

Accessories: rich razzleberry ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Embrace life!

The challenge today at Splitcoast was to make a white, one layer card. ( you could use other colors on it) I used the Embrace Life set, for the main image. I used my blender pen and added kiwi kiss and pretty in pink to the images stamped in Chocolate chip. I masked off the frame around the image and sponged that in soft sky and baja breeze. The butterfly is punched from some Urban Garden DP. The sentiment is from the best yet hostess set from the fall 2008 catalog. The ribbon is the baja breeze satin ribbon from the ribbon originals valet collection. I am really going to miss these colors when they retire! ( all supplies Stampin'Up!)

Thanks for looking

Monday, June 8, 2009

It's a loop thing!

With this set retiring  (It's a loop thing, and loop to loop rub-ons) I thought it time to use it some more. I loved the versatility of the rub-ons and the stamps together. I really like these bundles! So sad to see it go.
Today the Clean and Simple challenge  ( CAS18) was to make a card with shades of pink and kraft. I chose pink pirouette with a bit of pretty in pink. This card uses the flower stamp embossed in white embossing powder, and pink brads added to the centers. The rub-on is the sentiment at the bottom. The butterfly is cut from the smallest butterfly on the bigz butterfly die. It is cut from a scrap of Candy Lane paper. The sentiment piece is mounted onto a strip of pretty in pink that I used the scallop edge on.
I thought this card wasn't quite simple enough for CAS so I made another...

I needed a birthday card for my Niece, so I thought the cupcake from this set would be great. I love the rub-on sentiment, Hey cupcake! The cupcakes are embossed in white and then I colored them with soft pink and brown pencil crayons. The main image is mounted on pretty in pink and then onto pink pirouette.I added some pink rhinestones from K & Company for the pretty bling on the cupcakes!  The ribbon is Simply Satin in pink, to finish off the card.

Thanks for looking!