Monday, April 25, 2011

Stamping in Support

This set Strength and Hope was designed in support of breast cancer awareness. Stampin' Up! will donate $2 per set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This set goes on Sale May 1st in the summer mini catalog. A few local demonstrators are organizing a stamping class (here in Bartonville, IL). The fee for the event would include the purchase of this set, a package of adhesive pearls, supplies to make 5 cards with those products and a $5 donation to local breast cancer foundations. Call or email me for more details!
Here is a link to a gallery of cards made with this set.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 22, 2011

Color Throwdown challenge this week: Navy, White and one color of your choice. For the first time in years, I had a new dress for Easter Sunday. Of course, then it was a chilly 48 degrees when I was heading to church so I ended up not wearing it! (It will now be a Mother's Day dress! LOL) Anyway, the point of all that is to say the dress is white and navy striped and I have bright yellow wedges and a necklace of silver and yellow to wear with it. So, I decided to base my card on that outfit! :)

Stamp Set: Define Your Life
Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Wide Oval punch, Boho Blossoms punch
Embellishments: SAB Ice Cream Parlor buttons, 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, crochet thread

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

This is the first time I've used this DSP from the Sale-A-Bration mini. I threw this together in a very short amount of time! That is one benefit of patterned paper. Anyway, this layout is from the challenge over on Diva Coffee Break Designs.

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Ice Cream Parlor DSP from SAB, the So Saffron polka dot sheet is from an old Hostess Simply Scrappin' Kit
Tools: Big Shot, Petals a Plenty EF
Embellishments: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Ice Cream Parlor ribbon from SAB

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

I went simple and easy for this weeks ColorQ challenge! I was also trying for a masculine feel. This is a one layer card, but does have embellishments. :)

Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, Curly Cute
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake
Embellishments: Regals Designer Buttons Cherry Cobbler, linen thread, Clip Assortment

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Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

Well, Just Add Ink put out an Inspiration Challenge with this picture. Talk about challenge! I had to ponder for a little while... then I came up with this:

Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, White EP, heat tool, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch
Embellishments: Brights Designer Buttons Real Red, Brights Brad Tempting Turquoise

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

CJ's Wedding Invitations

Back in October I agreed to make 300 wedding invitations for a coworker. My deadline is coming up! I told her I'd have them for her by the first of May. Today I'm on to embossing the fronts. I'm taking a break from cranking here! As this picture shows, I am halfway through this step.
Here is all 300 of each other piece and one sample of the finished product. There is a pocket that will go on the inner lefthand side. The big black heart need to be sparkled with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. And all the pieced will be layered and adhered!

Then, hopefully, she'll send me all the info for the inside and I'll get these wrapped up. :)

April 7, 2011

This card is for the ColorQ challenge this week. It's a great combination of colors! While I was blog hopping yesterday, I found this layout from CardPatterns. Although, I found it on Kristen Moore's site (love seeing all her posts!).

Stamp Set: Birthday Bliss
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight - all markers
Paper: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Confetti White, Bermuda Bay, Black Textured (from the retired Taste of Textiles pack), Whisper White
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (at 4"), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Big Shot, Texturz Plate from Backgrounds 1
Embellishments: SAB Ice Cream Parlor buttons Melon Mambo, Designer Buttons Brights Old Olive, crochet thread

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April 6, 2011

Stampin' Royalty has a color challenge this week! Here is my submission :)

Stamp Set: Birthday Bliss
Ink: Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
Paper: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Tools: Oval punch, Full Heart Punch (snipped - for leaves), Wide Oval punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF
Embellishments: Blushing Bride Poly Twill ribbon

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3, 2011

Last week I came across a large scrap piece of Poppy Parade. I'm not particularly fond of that color, so what I've used has not been replaced. When I found it, though, I set it out and later in the week, Inkspirations put out a color challenge using Poppy Parade. Talk about timing. :)

Stamp: Three Leaves
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Tools: 1 1/4" Square punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF
Embellishments: Hemp Twine

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