Monday, April 30, 2012

Party This Way - Retiring

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had plans of posting this weekend but of course other things got in the way. I had to straighten up the new baby's room. After my baby shower last weekend, gifts were taking over that room! Everyone was so generous and we are so appreciative. Yet all the gifts piled in the room made it a little hard to walk, lol! So I needed to take care of that plus the other fun household items. But on to the card. I made this card for my brother's 30 birthday on Friday. I used various papers from Sweet Shop and Summer Smooches for the banner which was punched with the Petite Pennants Builder punch. I also stamped one of the images from Party This Way behind the DSP on the pennants. For the "30", I typed that out in MDS, printed on vellum and attached to the card with brads. I stamped and punched the sentiment and then I stamped and cut out the "Party This Way". This wasn't one of my favorite sets although I do use the "Happy Birthday" sentiment all the time so I will still probably keep this set for that. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Party This Way
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Sweet Shop DSP, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Pool Party, Pacific Point, Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Petite Pennants Banner punch, Modern Label punch, Pool Party baker's twine, Square Lattice textured embossing folder, brads, MDS

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Inspired by Nature - Retiring

Hi! So I got inspired yesterday to start using some retired stamps. This set is one of my favorites that is retiring. I haven't used it much lately but I love those flowers and the grass. This card is based on this card. I liked the idea of layering the flowers on top of the Hello Doily stamp. The background layer of this card if from an idea I saw by Connie Collins. She used the lace border punch to achieve the look of dry embossing. I didn't have that bunch so I used the Doily Punch and punched out several doilies in Pool Party and adhered them to another sheet of Pool Party. Then I sponged all around the edges. I stamped the flower image in Lucky Limeade, then I stamped it again using Poppy Parade and Chocolate Chip for the flowers. I cut the flowers out so they had some dimension. I also stamped the text image from French Foliage on top of the flowers for a little extra something. I used another image from French Foliage on the white piece and sponged that as well. Then I added some ribbon and a little tag with a sentiment from You're a Gem (another retiring set). I hope you enjoyed today's card and I hope it inspired you to bring out an older set you haven't used in a while. Have a great day!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, You're a Gem, French Foliage, Hello Doily
Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits die, Crumb Cake Tafetta ribbon, 1 Inch Circle punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sweet Popsicles and the Retired Stamp List!

Happy Wednesday! Today's card is another card using the Mouthwatering set from the Occasions Mini. It's the same layout as this card. The background paper is from the Sweet Shop DSP. The paper from this pack is so much fun. There isn't too much to explain on this card, so this will be a short post.

Don't forget to check out the Retired Stamp List. This year's list is a little longer than usual since Stampin' Up! is making room for more new stamps! It's a little sad seeing some of my favorites go but I can't wait for the new catalog which will be here soon - June 1st! In the meantime, check out the list and place your order if one of your must haves is retiring.

Retired Stamp List

On April 25th, the Retired Accessories list will be revealed so check back then for that list.

In the next month, I plan to bring out some of the oldies and favorites and get some use out of them before I start playing with the new products!! Some of these sets I haven't used in a LOOOONG time so it will be fun to pair them up with some of the products from the current catalog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Mouthwatering, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Sweet Shop DSP, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Ink: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Black
Accessories: Rhinestones, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Labels Collection Framelits die, Brads

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vintage Bright Blossoms

Hello! Today's card is the Easter card that I made for my mom. I used the new Bright Blossoms set (that you can get this month) and decided to make a vintage-y card. I love using this set with the bright colors from the Summer Smooches DSP but it was also fun to try something different with it. I used the Everyday Enchantment paper from SAB. To get the antique look on the main panel, I used the French Foliage set and stamped various images in Crumb Cake. Then I sponged the edge in Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip. I just love the little tulip flowers from this set. I stamped them 3 times in Peach Parfait and cut them out. The Pool Party vases were also cut out. For the finishing touch, I added some pearls to the tulips and Pear Pizazz seam binding with an antique brad. I hope you like it!

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, French Foliage
Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Poppy Parade, Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz
Accessories: Pearls, Pear Pizazz seam binding, Antique brads, Modern Label punch

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Summer Smooches is here!!

Hello everyone! The Summer Smooches promotion is here! Available from April 1 - 30. You can purchase coordinating products from the new 2012 - 2013 Catalog. Today's card features the fabulous new DSP and the Daffodil Delight seam binding. The colors in this product suite are so bright and summery! I love it!
Stay tuned to my blog in the next few days because I will be showing you my next card class featuring these products.

Stamps: On Your Birthday
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Crumb Cake
Ink: Black
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies Die, Brights Buttons, Daffodil Delight seam binding, Rhinestones

Contact me for more information on how to order these products or just purchase them at my online store using the link to the right.

Click here to download and print the Summer Smooches flyer.

Item Description Price
125495 Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set $16.95
125497 Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set $12.95
125409 Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper $10.95
125583 Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
125589 Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads* $6.95
125626 Summer Smooches D├ęcor Stencil* $7.95
125606 Petite Purse Bigz L Die $32.95
129919 Summer Smooches Photobook Template $17.95
129601 Summer Smooches Digital Kit $9.95

*Exclusive to the Summer Smooches Special Offer; will not be available in the 2012-2013 catalog

Product Details:

Designer Series Paper coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.
Designer Fabric coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango.
Fabric Designer Brads: 24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs.
Summer Smooches Photobook Template and Digital Kit are My Digital Studio downloads.