Monday, September 30, 2013

Chalk Talk Birthday

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a card that I made using the Chalk Talk stamp set.  This set is a lot of fun to stamp with because all of the images look like they were drawn with chalk on a black board.  For this card I went with a color combo featuring lots of neutrals with Pool Party.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Pool Party Coredinations
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Paper Stack
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Ink: Jet Black Staz On
Big Shot: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Circles Collection Framelits, Chalk Talk Framlits
Other: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta  Ribbon

Friday, September 27, 2013

By The Tide Class II

Hi Stampers!

I'm back with another card from the By The Tide class I held.  This is another card that I cased from the Create with Connie and Mary blog.  This is a great masculine card to give a special guy!

You can stamp the three focal images on Crumb Cake card stock and then frame the images within the the square punch.  The script stamp is also included in the stamp set.  It makes a great accent to your card.

I stamped the fish on the card interior too!

Of course, I stamped the fish on the envelope as well.

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla (Interior), Chocolate Chip
Stamps: By the Tide, Just for You (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Punches: 1" Circle, 1" Square
Big Shot: Adorning Accents Edgelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

By The Tide Class I

Hi Stampers!

This is one of the cards that we made at my By The Tide class.  I cased this card from the Create with Connie and Mary blog.  I love how this lobster looks when embossed with the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss powder.

Here's a close up of the embossed lobster.  Look at how detailed these stamps are!  

I couldn't resist...the card interior needed a lobsty as well!

Okay....I needed a lobster on the envelope too.  I couldn't help it!  He's so cute!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Soho Subway
Stamps: By The Tide
Ink: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Versamark
Punches: Word Window, 1" Circle, Large Oval
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Island Indigo Bakers Twine

Monday, September 23, 2013

Another SCS Sketch Challenge 449

Hi Stampers!

I love Halloween!  The Stampin' Up! 2013 Holiday Catalog has a ton of new Halloween stamp sets.  They are all so great that I cannot choose my favorite!  Today I'm featuring the A La Carte Halloween stamp, Halloween Happiness!  I love this stamp because each pumpkin is a different little pattern.  The inspiration for this card is the sketch, SC449, from

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Witches Brew
Stamps: Halloween Happiness
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Basic Black
Embellishments: Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape

Friday, September 20, 2013

By The Tide Class Favor

Hi Stampers!

I think one of the most popular stamp sets amongst my customers is the By The Tide stamp set.  It's a great set for all types of cards - including a lot of masculine cards.  Today I'm sharing the little favor I made for each of my customers.  I couldn't resist filling the 1x8 cello bags with some Swedish Fish candies.  Yum!

Here's a close up of the tag.  I love using the little pearls as bubbles for this adorable little seahorse!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Stamps: By The Tide, Express Yourself
Ink: Pistacio Pudding, Soft Sky, Basic Gray
Big Shot: Deco Labels Collection Framelits
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, 1"x8" Cello Bags

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

June My Paper Pumpkin

Hi Stampers!

Well I am certainly waaaaay behind on my My Paper Pumpkin kit posts!  Today I'm sharing with you the cards I made with the June Kit.  This kit was all about hexagons.  Isn't it adorable?  I love the little windows cut in the card stock.  The best part is that everything is already cut and ready for you to put together.  My Paper Pumpkin is an easy way to get a little crafting into your busy schedule.

This card is the one featured in the kit instructions.

For the next card, I changed the sentiment.  Recognize it?  That's the one that came with your Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit!  Also, I put some of the hexagon sticker on the inside of the card so that they can be seen through the cut outs.  Just another fun idea to change up the project.

For this card, I simply changed the orientation from landscape to portrait.  To change up the sentiment, all you have to do is just apply ink to the "HELLO" part of the stamp.  This is easy to do with the Stampin' Spot included in the kit.  Keep a baby wipe on hand to wipe off any excess ink that might occur from over-zealous inking of your stamp.  Hey, it happens.

And finally, this card is my hexagon explosion!  I feel like I just kept adding and adding and adding hexagons to this one.  I love how it turned out.  In fact, you could cover the entire cardfront in hexagons and make it look like a quilt!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the cards I made with the June 2013 My Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you would like to start getting Paper Pumpkins delivered right to your door step, click on THIS link to readd more about it and sign up!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two New Photopolymer Travel Sets!

Do you love to travel?  Do you love to scrapbook those memories by traditional scrapbooking or by pocket page scrapbooking?  Today Stampin' Up! has released two brand new travel themed photopolymer stamp sets!

Click on the fliers for more information:

Visit my online shop or send me an email to order your sets today!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lacy & Lovely Class IV

Hi Stampers!

Today I have the last card from my Lacy & Lovely class.  This is another card inspired from the Create with Connie and Mary blog.  I changed up the color scheme and embellishments a little bit to put my spin on it a little.

This card was all about layering!  I love pairing up this stamp set with the Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper pack.  I think the unique designs on the paper really complement the images in the stamp set.

As always, the supplies needed to create a card like this can be purchased in my Stampin' Up! shop.  Contact me today to find out how you can make cards just like this one!

Stampin' Supplies:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party
Designer Series Paper: Quatrefancy
Stamps: Lacy & Lovely
Ink: Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Versamark
Punches: 1" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle
Big Shot: Floral Frames Collection Framelits
Other: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lacy & Lovely Class III

Hi Stampers!

I know that I have been very behind on my blogging.  My husband and I sold the condo we are currently living in and are actively looking for a house!  While these are exciting times, and I most likely will end up with a larger craft room, it has caused me to put a hold on certain things.  One of them, sadly, is my blog.  I really want to try to stay consistent with posts, but sometimes life just gets in the way.  I will try my best!  I certainly have tons of projects ready to share...

Speaking of sharing....

Today I am sharing another card from the  Lacy & Lovely class I held a while back.  This is another card that was inspired by Create with Connie and Mary.  It looks like a really simple layout but there are some special added details that makes this card not so ordinary.

One of my favorite features of the Lacy & Lovely stamp set is that you can coordinate it with many of the SU punches.  Here I have punched out the Real Red stamped flower and then matted it on a scallop circle.  The Pool Party image in the back is highlighted by a little paper piercing around the image.  Finally, I embellished the card with a Pool Party button and some Basic Rhinestones.

Stampin' Supplies:

Stamps: Lacy & Lovely
Ink: Pool Party, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Real Red
Accessories: 1” Circle Punch, 1 1⁄4” Scallop Circle Punch, Pool Party button, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals