Here is the project that I designed for last night's PMS (Pizza, Music, Stamping) Night that Kim hosted for all of her downline. We had so much fun! Great food, great projects and great company! Just another great benefit of being an SU demo!
Anyhoo, the color combo on this card is Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss. The DSP on the background and die cut butterflies is from our brand new Occasions Mini Catalog (you should have received this in your mail box last week.) It is called "A Walk in the Park". In this catalog you will also find the awesome Whisper White Satin Ribbon, the Scalloped Oval Punch and the great new stamp set that I used on this card, "Oval All". It coordinates perfectly which this new scallop oval punch as well as our large oval punch. I added a large silver brad and some Dazzling Diamonds to the butterflies to complete my card. I also used the Ticket Corner Punch to make those cute little notches in the corners of my cardstock and DSP.
All of the shoebox projects were so darned cut last night, and a couple of them featured some awesome new color combos. I will share more later. Have a great Saturday and enjoy this beautiful weather (my California readers, anyway...lol)!
After a Saturday that started out sunny, turned gray before dark and then got very rainy overnight, we have woken up to a sunny but VERY windy day! I thought I would share some very happy spring cards with you. These are from my upline, Kim. Thursday night was Stamp Club at her house, but I was not feeling well and my youngest was very sick, so I could not attend. I was bummed because I don't think that I have ever missed a stamp club meeting, I so look forward to making her gorgeous projects. Well, she took pity on me and made the projects for me because she is the best upline ever! Aren't
these cards fantastic? The top card features the new Fifth Avenue Floral Embossing Folder on vellum. That was something that I had not tried yet and it came out beautifully. I love the addition of the wide Pink Pirouette Ribbon and of course, Dazzling Diamonds glitter! The color combo is Pirouette Pink and Certainly Celery.
The second card features a few Big Shot items - all of which are exclusive to Stampin' Up!:
Simple Flower Embosslit, Little Leaves Sizzlet and one of the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates. I love the color combo and especially the Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button in the center of the flower. This is a very clean looking spring card and I love it. It also includes one of our newest sentiment stamp sets: Three Little Words, which looks very fairytale-like.
The final card is a perfect example of what can be made with our Sale-a-bration items. The words are from Congrats, the flower images from Botanical Blooms and the stripes are from the Delicate Dots DSP, all off which are SAB items that are free with a $50.00 product order. I love the 2 step stampin' techinique that Botanical Blooms features and check out the ribbon weaving on the Eyelet Border Punch. That is done by punching with our Double Rectangle punch and then threading our 1/4" ribbon through the holes. I think it is an awesome additon to the card. Thanks so much Kim, for making those cards for me, I hope my blog readers enjoy them as much as I do! Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!
Here is a cd that I made from my I-Tunes library for my friend Linda in South Carolina. She is the lady that sent me that real cute personalized tote. Anyway, she mentioned that she liked 70's music, so I made a CD for her called Stampin' to the 70's (Linda's Mix). I quickly whipped up this cute little cd gift folder that was inspired by one made by my friend Tia. I changed up the colors and the stamps and here is what it looked like. I used the Simple Friendship stamp set and my colors were Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink. If you click on the top pic you can see the listing of songs that I put on the CD. Some are by the original artists and some are remade by popular artists from today.
She really liked the CD and I made myself a copy and I l really like it too!
I hope to have many projects to show you the next week cuz I am on vacation from my day job...woohoooo! It is really a Stay-cation cuz we are staying home, but I really need that right now. My poor Natty is sick right now with a high fever and chest/cough/crud and we are hoping that it doesn't get passed around, so cross your fingers for me. We might take on some home improvement projects (like finally painting my bedroom) but I am definitely going to stamp a lot! I got lotsa new goodies from the upcoming mini catalog and I cannot wait to create wonderful things to share! Right now, this chickie is going to cuddle up in bed with a good book and relax! Nighty-night!
Here are the last 2 projects from Saturday's Stamp Tramp Meeting.
The first card features "Fifth Avenue Floral" which is a favorite among my stamp club (and myself). Color combo is Kraft, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and a touch of Kiwi Kiss. I used my handy dandy "Beautiful Butterflies" die, of course, to make the bling-y butterfly in the top left corner. We stamped the words on transparency plastic (which SU! will have available again on April 1st), and glue dotted them to the stamped vanilla piece. Dots were covered with Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and a Chocolate Chip Jumbo brad.
What's that? Oh, another butterfly! You must be thinking, man, she loves those darn butterflies. You would be right. I think the butterfly die for the Big Shot is my absolute fave item from the new catalog. I just can't stop using it. I added it to this 8x8 scrapbook page that also features the "Simple Friendship" stamp set, which of course, includes a beautiful butterfly stamp, that I DID NOT use on this layout. However, I did add the swirl and little leaves from the Sizzix Sizzlet Dies for the Big Shot. And by the way, I sold another Big Shot this weekend. I'm tellin' ya, I don't know what I did before I got that little machine. How did I live without die cuts? This layout also features Raspberry Tart DSP, a dark brown button from Button Latte' and Dazzling Diamonds. The color combo is my new addiction: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red and Pirouette Pink. I think those colors together are so bohemian and funky. Whaddya think? I think I am totally falling in love with scrapbooking again. I was so intimidated before, because I just had too many scrapbooking supplies and it took forever to complete a layout, because there were just to many choices. Just ask my friend, Tia. We would get together to scrapbook and it would take us literally HOURS to make just one 2 page layout.
I love Stampin' Up! because everything is already coordinated for you. Everything from Designer Series Paper to buttons to brads to ribbon. No hard decisions to make, and if you want to make it even easier, invest in a Simply Scrappin Kit, which includes cardstock, DSP and die cut stickers all coordinated to match. You just add the button/brads, ribbon and your favorite pictures. I will be sharing some really cool ideas made with a Simply Scrappin' Kit real soon, so stay tuned.....
So I hope you enjoyed the projects. I am loving this 8x8 page so much that I might submit it to an SU! art contest. If you like what you see here you might want to come to my 8 for 8 class on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. We will be using the Butterfly die quite a bit as well as others. You get to make 8 projects for only $8.00, that's even cheaper than Hallmark!
One more thing: I (and a few demo friends) are lucky enough to attend a Stamp-a-stack class taught by THE Patty Bennett. She is actually giving us a PRIVATE class, and if you would like to join us the cost is $18.00 and the class will be held on Saturday, April 4th @ 6pm in Hercules (Bay Area). We will be leaving the Modesto area at about 3pm, meeting Patty for dinner at 5pm and then on to class. She must receive your registration fee by March 21st, so contact me for more info. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, because she is an awesome demonstrator as well as nationally recognized. It is a privilage and honor to be offered a private class with her, so let me know if you would like to come with us!
http://divacoffeebreakdesigns.blogspot.com/. I really like their challenges and I will try to participate and share as many as my busy life allows. Happy Thursday!