Thursday, June 30, 2011

Today is it!

Today is the last day of the 2010 - 2011 catalog. You have until the end of the day to place your order if there is something you want that is retiring. Since I ended up getting pretty busy this week, I wasn't able to make any cards using some of the retired stamps. Instead, I'll show you some of my favorite cards uing the following retiring sets: Petal Pizazz, Great Friend, Simple Friendship and Always. Enjoy!

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Catalog Case

Hello! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing, which was nice. We didn't really have anything going on, so it was good to be home and relax and do a few things. For today's card, I pretty much CASE'd a card from the new catalog. The card in the catalog uses a new hostess set but I decided to use one of the retiring sets - Petal Pizazz. I think this was one of my favorite flower sets (until Fabulous Forets came around, hehe!). The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder (*new*), Pool Party (*new*) and Lucky Limeade (*new*). This card involves LOTS of cutting and LOTS of dimensionals but I like how it came out. I used several of the flowers from Petal Pizazz, cut them out and layered them on the top note die and some First Edition DSP. I added some Pretty in Pink tafetta ribbon, layered over lace ribbon. The sentiment is from A Word For You, stamped in Lucky Limeade. Then I added a couple of rhinestones for some sparkle. Have a great day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tart and Tangy

Happy Friday! I am so glad Friday is finally here. It feels like its been a long week. I am so looking forward to my half a day at work so I can go home and play with some stamps! :) Actually I have a couple of household things I need to do first before I can play. But I definitely plan on using this extra free time to get some cards and things done. I'm hoping to work on cards for my next class that I'm planning. Anyway, today's card is for yesterday's challenge on splitcoast which was to not use white cardstock. It's also for my own challenge to not use flowers. And then I decided that for the next week, I'm going to use some stamp sets that are retiring. I will have plenty of time to play with all the new things, I should dust off some of the retiring stamps and play with those. This is a set that I haven't used in a long time but it's such a fun set. I stamped all the fruit images on Confetti Cream cardstock and punched them out with the 1 1/4 circle punch. I added some buttons to the cherries for a fun little touch. These were then layered on scallop squares. The background is marina mist stamped with the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp. Don't mind that the Marina Mist piece is a little crooked. I don't know how that happened. I thought I lined it up correctly and didn't notice it was off until after I took and uploaded the picture. So I didn't feel like going back and retaking the picture. Then I added some Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon and added the sweet treats sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I hope you all have a nice Friday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fabulous Florets, again!

Yes, it's another card featuring these flowers. I will try to show you a different set in my next post. But I'm not making any promises :) I really didn't think I was going to like this set as much as I do. Although I tend to like a LOT of flower sets! Maybe I will challenge myself to not have any flowers on my next card. But back to today's card. This was a fairly simple card to do. I cut strips from the new Flirtatious DSP collection. The flowers are stamped in Calypso Coral (*new color*) and the leaves are stamped in Lucky Limeade (*new*) on Lucky Limeade cardstock. The thank you sentiment is from Just Believe. To finish it off I added a couple of pearls to the modern label punch. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Welcome to the June 2011 Blog Tour. If you've just arrived from Barb's blog, you've come to the right place! Weren't her projects fantastic?! But don't worry, if you have started here, it will be possible to go completely to the end and arrive back here after going to the beginning of the tour!

This month's theme is Summer Mini/Sneak Peek catalog projects. I am totally in love with the new In Colors so I used several of those on my projects plus a couple of new sets from the catalog. Then I had to use my favorite set from the summer mini - Fabulous Florets. This was actually a set I did not plan to buy at first. But now I'm hooked on those gorgeous flowers. Anyway, let's get started!

Ok first up is an adorable snowman set from the new catalog called Snow Much Fun. I just fell in love with the snowmen in the set. They are so cute. So I thought maybe I would get a super early start on my Christmas cards! Crazy, I know. I decided to make this a clear card using the clear window sheets. The 2 images on the stamped in white are from Delicate Doilies, another new set in the catalog. I thought they worked well as snowflakes too! I colored and cut out the snowman and tree and put them on dimensionals on the front of the card. Inside, I stamped more doilies on the crumb cake cardstock and added the sentiment with the modern label punch.

The next card uses those flowers from Fabulous Florets. I decided to do something a little fun and wild. The colors for the flowers are Blushing Bride, Calaypso Coral (*new*), and Poppy Parade. The leaves are stamped in Lucky Limeade (*new*). I think this may be my all time favorite new green color. I love it! I then stamped various doilies from Delicate Doilies in Black on Crumb Cake cardstock. I added some black satin ribbon and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

My last project is a 6 x 6 scrapbook page. This is a picture of me and my future sister in law from my bachelorette party. I used another floral image from Fabulous Florets and stamped them in black on Wisteria Wonder (*new*) cardstock. I stamped the leaves again in Lucky Limeade on the First Edition DSP. I stamped several sentiments on Pretty in Pink cardstock. The bottom of the Crumb Cake piece is stamped with another image from Delicate Doilies. The pink DSP is a sneak peek from the Flirtatious collection. All of the papers in this collection are gorgeous!

That is all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed my projects! Next up is LeeAnn with some more eye candy for you!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Baby Shower

Happy Friday! Today's card is for a baby shower I am going to over the weekend. My friend doesn't know what she's having so I tried to make it gender neutral, even though it might be leaning a bit towards being a little boyish. Oh well, I think it came out really cute. I used a bunch of punches to make the little bear. I had done something with this little bear around Christmas. And I thought he would be perfect for a baby shower card. I just wasn't feeling any of the baby stamps I have (which actually isn't too many), so that's why I went with the punch art. You can't go wrong with that. For the colors I used some of the new In Colors, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. Then I added a touch of yellow with some Daffodil Delight tafetta ribbon. I really like these colors together. I used a new set from the upcoming catalog called Four Frames and stamped that in Lucky Limeade. The sentiment is non SU. I couldn't find anything that I liked that would fit in the oval space. Well, I'm sure I probably had something, I just didn't feel like spending forever looking for a saying. :) For the background, I just punched several circles from Pool Party and glued them. I did this on another card a couple of weeks ago and I like the little extra something it gives. Then I used the lattice texture embossing folder on the Lucky Limeade piece. I hope my friend likes this little bear!
I will be participating in this month's Control Freaks Blog Tour so be sure to stop back on Monday the 20th! We will be showcasing products from the Summer Mini and some sneak peeks from the new catalog. You won't want to miss all of the fantastic projects the girls have lined up! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Delicate Doilies

Hello! I'm back from my beach vacation to Nags Head. It was so nice! We had some great weather, hot, but sunny! Perfect weather for tanning! Today's card is another quick and simple card. I needed another thank you so I used the Delicate Doilies again. I also used a new color - Wisteria Wonder. This purple goes really well with Concord Crush. I stamped some of the doilies in Whisper White, Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder. I then added a strip of Concord Crush and embossed the sentiment from With All My Heart. A few rhinestones finish the card off. Nice and simple! I hope you have a nice day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sneak Peek!!!!!

Hey! I'm popping on really quick to show you a card I made with some new stuff! I know I said I would have something when I come back after next week but I just got my stuff today and had to try out the new colors! I needed a thank you...well I'm sure I have one made somewhere...but I wanted to make something new. Since I should ben spending my time getting ready and packing, I had to make this a quick card. I think it came out cute. It would look great in lots of other colors too. So what you are looking at is a new stamp set called Delicate Doilies. All of the colors are new too. They are Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Island Indigo. These colors are so brand spanking new that I had to go look at them for the names while I was typing them!! Normally, I just know all of the colors off the top of my head. Well I should get back to packing for my beach vacation starting tomorrow. I can't wait to be laying on the beach relaxing with a drink and of course the new catalog! :) This was probably the main reason that I expedited my order..hehe! I knew that I would get the catalog in perfect time to have it for the beach and be able to leisurely look through it then. Alright, Ill be back in a week!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Last Chance Lists

It's the beginning of June and that means the list of retired stamps and accessories is out. It's sad to see some of our favorite stamps and accessories retire but that just means room for new goodies! So if there is something that you've been eyeing up and it's on one of the lists below, get it now while you can!

See the complete list of retired items here.

I will be away on vacation for the next week. But when I get back I plan on having some sneak peeks of some products from the new catalog. Wait until you see the new In Colors...they are gorgeous!!