Thursday, June 20, 2013

This and That

Hi there, crafting friends...

What are you creating this week? Have you been busy tinkering about the house and craft room and kitchen (not necessarily in that order) :) but that's what I have been doing with the kids at home. They have summer school only in the mornings.

I have not been using much of my This and That product suite, and here is my first attempt. Actually, after I finished it, I think this is a cool card and this might just be my swap for this year's SU! Convention (I will be at Convention and one big part that demonstrators do is swapping cards and other paper crafting projects with one another, so I will come home with not only new knowledge but also new ideas as well!!)

All the stamping is done directly on the Designer Series Paper. I cut up half of a Label Punch and it is becoming my "tag".

You have heard me saying it, Washi Tapes are my new paper crafting BFF! You will be seeing it a lot. LOL. 2 pieces are torn up on the right corner there.

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Feel Goods, Amazing Family
Ink pads: Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Card stocks: crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango
Accesories: Label punch, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Naturals Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, This and That DSP, Epic Day This and That Washi Tapes

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gingham Garden DSP, 3 ways...

Good morning crafting friends,

You will find this lovely Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper in the new Catalog and here are 3 ways to use them.

1. Paired with Melon Mambo card stock and stamped (with Betsy's Blossoms stamp set)/ embellished office supply shipping tag.

2. Paired with Island Indigo card base and embellished with a punched out ticket and layered sentiment.

3. Let the pretty designer paper do all the work, I paired the flower pattern and the "stripey" pattern. They look really good together :)

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: That's the Ticket, Banner Greetings, Label Love, Betsy's Blossoms
Ink pads: Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Gumball Green
Card stocks: Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Naturals White, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched ribbon, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Pearls Basic Jewels, Ticket Punch, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Vintage Trinkets, Very Vintage Designer Button, Gingham Garden Washi Tapes


Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Hi there, crafting friends...

I checked out the latest sketch from FTL245 and really like this row of banner on the sketch (thank you for the inspiration, Natasha).

I pulled out the new Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (in the new annual SU! catalog) and played with the sketch. I cut out a variety of length of all the different patterns, all 1" wide.

As you can see, I was having so much fun, I made a set of this!

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Perfectly Penned, Mosaic Madness
Cardstock: Naturals White, Gumball Green, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink pad: Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Mosaic punch, Quaterfancy Specialty DSP, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here is wishing you a good week ahead. Happy crafting.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

That's the Ticket

Happy Saturday morning, crafting friends...

Today's post will be a little longer than usual, I thought I would update you with what I have been creating in my stamp room in the past week :) Let's start...

I'm always in need of sets of cards on hand to give as gifts, so I am always on the lookout of different ways I can create these in all the different color combos that I can do that in. 

Here is my first set today, 4 of these in Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, Crisp Cantaloupe (the current 2013-2015 In Color) and Calypso Coral. I thought the 4 of these together feel fresh together.

A close up of the Calypso Coral one. I had embossed a smaller piece of Calypso Coral card stock with Honeycomb Embossing Folders.

Stamping the sentiment in That's the Ticket stamp set and punched out with my Ticket punch and
layered it with the Four Frames stamp set and Decorative Label punch is a new and fresh way to use these together. Fun!! I stamped the frame in Bermuda Bay ink for a shot of brightness.

Supplies used for the Happy Birthday Ticket card set:
Stamp sets: That's the Ticket, Four Frames
Cardstocks: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green
Ink pads: Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Soft Suede (for edges)
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Honeycomb Embossing Folders, doily, 1 3/8" circle punch, Ticket punch, Decorative Label punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Next up is another set of cards, yay!! I am getting my list done along the way with these. 

These are: Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, and Baked Brown Sugar (again, it is the current 2013-2015 In Color). Love all these 3 together and I am having fun pairing the In Colors with the SU! core colors.

I started by stamping the heartfelt image from the Layered Labels stamp set in Real red ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then cutting it with my Apothecary Accents Framelits on the Big Shot machine. Perfect match :) 

Then I embossed a piece of card stock with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, raised up the "heartfelt image" with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I finished off with a button from the new Catalog called Very Vintage Designer Buttons, embellished with a bit of Pistachio Pudding leaves.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Layered Labels
Card stocks: Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla
Ink pad: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Large Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, circle punch

There are 2 more card sets that follow: 3 ways to say "thanks", using bits and pieces on my desk and my new paper crafting BFF: Washi Tapes.

And a set of birthdays...

Thank you for coming by to visit and reading up this far. Happy stamping!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Delicate Doilies in Gold

Hi there, crafting friends...

I have been creating with all my new goodies :) I am using a background layer from a new patterned paper called Quatrefancy DSP.

The Delicate Doily stamp image is not new, but a stamp image can easily change its look by having it heat embossed, it has that raised texture that makes a card feels special. 

Also on this project, what I was actually doing was using up the little this and that that were lying around my desk :) Note the new Mosaic Madness stamp set and matching Mosaic punch. I am exploring it :) 

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Delicate Doilies, Sweet Essentials, Mosaic Madness
Ink pads: Early Espresso, Versamark (and Gold Embossing Powder), Strawberry Slush
Cardstocks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Large Basic Pearl, Mosaic punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Quatrefancy DSP, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Happy stamping to you all! Enjoy.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sweet Essentials

Hello there, crafting friends...

What have you been creating today?

I am using the current sketch from FTL 243 as above (which I have not played in a WHILE) and I have been pulling out new goodies from the new catalog. It's been fun to potter around my craft room while the kids are home (school year is over, summer has officially started).

The new patterned paper is called DSP Gingham Garden. Yum!

The stripe on the label die cut is from a new stamp set called Mosaic Madness.

The sentiment is from a set called Sweet Essentials, and if you have not heard yet, it is 25% off this month. Cool!

The "flower" is a stamp set called A Round Array which is designed to coordinate with the 7/8" scallop circle punch. Whew! 3 different stamp sets on one card :)

I simply finished off with a few pearls and jewels scattered on the label die cut.

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Sweet Essentials, A Round Array, Mosaic Madness
Ink pads: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse
Cardstocks: Island Indigo, Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Blushing Bride
Accessories: 1 1/4" and 7/8" scallop circle punches, 1 3/8" circle punch (for leaves), Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gingham Garden DSP, Framelits Labels and Big Shot machine.

Here is another card that I made using the Gingham Garden DSP.

The cute tiered cake is from a stamp set called "Make a Wish" and then I stamped the sentiment "make a wish" over the cake (from Sweet Essentials stamp set).

Here is a close up look. Did you spot the button, that is a new item in the new catalog called Very Vintage Designer Buttons. (Love).

Supplies used:
Stamp sets: Make a Wish, Sweet Essentials
Ink pads: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso
Cardstocks: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Accessories: Very Vintage Designer Buttons, 1 3/8" circle punch, Basic Pearls, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Big Shot machine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots (to adhere the leaves), Gingham Garden DSP.

Thank you for stopping by.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The annual Catalog is here...

Hello there, crafting friends...

Today is a busy day in the world of Stampin' Up! demonstrators :) The new catalog went live yesterday and you can download it from my online store here. Go ahead and take a look and be inspired. You can order items from the new catalog right now.

Here is the current special: these 3 super useful and popular word stamp sets are 25% off until June 30, 2013.

Happy stamping,