Monday, April 21, 2014

April Showers....

Today I woke up to a nice rain going on. We slept with the bedroom window open last night which was wonderful considering we haven't been able to do that it what seems like forever! It was nice to smell the fresh spring air coming through the window and to hear the rain. I will take rain over snow any day!

Today's card I have for you is for the Dynamic Duos challenge. I just got the Regarding Dahlias stamp set in an order last month and was a little worried that it might be on the retired list. Thankfully this one will be sticking around at least for the next year. My card today is rather simple but sort of elegant in a way. I think it would be perfect for a bridal shower or baby shower thank you, or you could change the sentiment and use it as an invitation for a luncheon or a tea. The possibilities are endless!

Stamps: Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder

Retirement Lists

Sometimes saying goodbye can be hard to do. This morning the retirement lists for both accessories and stamps came out from Stampin' Up! As always the accessories are while supplies last but this year Stampin' Up! threw us for a curve ball and stamp sets are also while supplies last! Yikes! Now is the perfect time to get that stamp set that you've had flagged in your catalog and keep putting it on the back burner. Below I have PDF documents that have the items listed on them for retirement but remember it's a while supplies last deal so be sure to head on over to my Stampin' Store to get your items before they're gone. Also enjoy the perks of FREE SHIPPING on all regular orders (sorry expedited shipping does not count) April 21-25. Happy shopping! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Retired Stamp Sets

Retired Accessories List

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Paper Players Challenge #192

It's been a while since my last post. Like always life has been busy as usual. The school year will be drawing to a close in a little over a month and I'm looking forward to nicer weather (I'm still trying to see if spring is finally here in Minnesota or if this is just another tease) and also having more time to stamp. Today I sat down with some new goodies that I got after hosting my first workshop in what seems like forever. I decided that I needed some inspiration or direction for my stamping today so I chose to go with The Paper Players. Here is my card for their challenge...

Their challenge was to use some washi tape on a card. I did use some washi tape but also used some stamps to pose as washi tape. Let me know what you think! I love feedback :)


Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Dictionary
Ink: Primrose Petals, Perfect Plum, Gumball Green
Paper: Perfect Plum, Costal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories: Banners Dies, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Retro Fresh Washi Tape

Friday, February 21, 2014

Runner Up!

I just was browsing through some card challenges trying to come up with some fresh ideas for some cards I'm donating for a benefit. I happened to check out the Dynamic Duo website again just to see if they had put up a new color combo yet and surprise, surprise! I was picked as a runner up from last week for this card.

Thank you Julie from the Dynamic Duos Design Team for choosing my card as a runner up! You totally made my day!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Spring Colors....

I don't know about the rest of you but it has been an unusually cold winter here in Minnesota. In Nevada we had winter but it was nothing like Minnesota winter. I was prepared for winter to be worse but this is a little over the top. I am so ready for it to be spring. I've changed the scent in our wax melter, I've been going through things and organizing and doing a little extra cleaning like it were spring cleaning. I am just D-O-N-E with winter! Unfortunately Mother Nature has other plans as I just got the alert earlier today that we are under a Winter  Storm Warning until tomorrow afternoon. Bummer. On this card for the CAS-ual Friday's challenge,  I decided to use some bright fun spring style colors to try to beat these winter blues. I also used some new product. I used the Pool Party twine from the Sale-A-Bration bundle Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack. It comes with three colors of twine (Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, and Crisp Cantaloupe) and also a sheet of printed adhesive-backed cork stickers in fun designs. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Another Thank You
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding 
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack - Pool Party Twine

You're how old?

I am so happy that I'm finally getting some stamping done in my stamp room! It's been a while since I've played along with the stamping challenges I was trying to do pretty frequently before we moved. I was asked to make some cards to donate for a benefit that is happening in March and the cards I've been making would be perfect for that. This card was made to play along with the Retro Sketches challenge #102 for the week.

Stamps: Just Sayin' 
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Birthday Basics DSP
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Word Bubble Framelits, Scallop Edge Punch, Color Spritzer, Corner Rounder  

Friday Mashup #147

Hi Stampers! I'm on a roll with another card. I got some inspiration for this card from the Friday Mashup challenge for this week. I love the look of spritzing but haven't ever been able to "master" the technique. I either get big splotches or you can hardly tell it's there. I tried it out on today's card and like the way it turned out. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Stamps: Tag It
Paper: Gumball Green, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Coastal Cabana
Ink: Gumball Green, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Spritzer Tool