Thursday, December 31, 2009

Birthday CASE

The past few weeks I haven't been able to channel any good ideas for card making. Usually when my stamping mojo goes missing I try to find a challenge to help me "get over the hump". This time I turned to my Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. I needed to beef up my stock of birthday cards so I kept that in mind. I opened up to the first pages of the IBC and found a layout that I liked. I used the layout, maybe a few colors from it, and came up with a card. I then moved on to another page with another card and another layout. Here is one of the cards that I came up with. For the most part I followed the sample in the IBC pretty closely. The only differences are that I used a different ribbon and a different sentiment.
Stamps: Love Bugs, Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Confetti White Card Stock, Inks: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitch Grosgrain Ribbon

Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

And the count down begins.....

.... Not only to the end of the year and start of another, but also for the start of Sale-a-bration and the new Occasions Mini Catalog. Sorry for the lack of posting lately! Stampin' Up! has some really great deals coming up with the new Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration starting on January 5th. Check back in a few days to see some cards made with some goodies from the Occasions Mini and some other cards that I've been working on. I got a new camera for Christmas so I'm hoping that my picture quality will be a little better too! Hope everyone had a great holiday no matter which one you celebrated.

Happy New Year! (well, in a day or so)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Toot Toot!

It's not often that I toot my own horn but Toot Toot! It's been a while since I've posted a card but this is cause for celebration. About two years ago I started doing these challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. I've never "won" one before or even been an honorable mention... until now :) About a month ago maybe they had their big Virtual Stamp Night challenge which revolved around the theme of Masquerade Ball. I participated in many many challenges but this one was one of my favorite. The challenge was to design a card that revolved around an era. I chose the roaring 20's and a flapper style dress. Well my card was chosen as The Best Costume in the Costumes Through History Challenge. Here is the card I made......
Don't cha just love it?! The card was inspired by this dress.

Supplies: Ink - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry. Paper - Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry. Stamps: In The Spotlight (retired), Let's Party (retired) Acessories - Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stampin' Up! has announced that there are some stamp sets on their Dorment List that will be unavailable after January 4th. If any of these stamps are on your list I would be happy to help you place an order to get them before they are gone!
Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas