Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stamping Royalty Color Challenge

This month as a special treat Stamping Royalty gives us two color challenges.   The color challenge is Peach Parfait, Summer Starfruit, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) April 28th. Hope you can join us!
So here is my birthday banner card and the ingredients to make it:
Stamp Sets:  Geometrical, Something to Celebrate, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sweet Essentials
Ink:    Peach Parfait, Summer Starfruit, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point
Accessories:  Pacific Point Striped Ribbon and Button, Pearls and Doilies
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Event Display Stampers

Stampin' Up! is searching for event display stampers for the 2014 annual Convention!!!!

The event display stampers have the privilege of inspiring thousands of Convention goers with projects made with products from the 2014-15 Idea Book and Catalog on the convention display boards.

To be considered for three cards, one scrapbook page and two 3D items need to be collected or created.

I decided to try my hand and submit my projects for the honor of being an 2014 event display stamper.    I did a mix of creating as well as collecting for my submission.

After looking through my blog posts the last couple of months, here are three of my favorite projects that I have collected to submit.

Here is a polaroid valentine banner.   All you need to do is just add pictures!

Ingredients to make the project:
Stamp Sets:  Banner Blast, Hearts a Flutter, Peachy Keen
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Doilies, Pearls, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Tools:  On Film Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Expressions Thinlits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Banner Punch, Decorative Dots Texture Impressions Embossing Folder

Next is a Mother's Day card made with elements from the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  My Mother, Bright Blossoms
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush Prints Designer Series Paper, Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit
Accessories:  Whisper White Button, Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Pearls
Tools:  Circle Framelits, Big Shot, Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder

I just love chevrons and our amazing chevron border punch.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Loving Thoughts
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:   Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:   Rhinestones
Tools:   Chevron Border Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Card Thinlits, Small Heart Punch, Owl Builder Punch

Here are the three projects I created to submit.   It gave me a chance to play with some amazing products from the Occasions Mini.    Not to mention the retiring ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers that I am very sad is leaving us!
For my scrapbook page, I decided to feature my little nephew Jacob.  It is my first of I am sure many scrapbook pages that will have this new addition to my family.

Stamp Sets:  Baby, We've Grown, ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers, Label Love
Ink:   Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky,  Smoky Slate, I Am Me Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Soft Sky Buttons, Doily, Pearls, Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon
Tools:  Label Love Punch, Triangle Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Tasteful Trim Sizzex, Big Shot
Don't you just love the Just Sayin' stamp set.   So cute, versatile and definitely on trend!!!
Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Just Sayin'
Ink:  Marina Mist
Card Stock:   Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper:  Watercolor Wonder
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools:  Word Bubbles Framelits, Big Shot, 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Circle Thinlits, crop-a-dile

For my last 3D project I found these great frames in a local store and decided to dress it up and put a sentiment to make me smile and remind me to shine!    I made a sunburst stencil by cutting triangle into a center of card stock.   Once that was done all I needed to do was sponge on some ink.

Ingredients to make the project:
Stamp Sets:  My Mother, ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers
Ink:  So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Coastal Cabana Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls,  Good as Gold Card Kit, White Organza Ribbon
Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Stamping Sponge, Circle Thinlits, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Dressing up with an Apron

Here is the retired Domestic Goddess designer series paper to make a beautiful retro Mother's Day card.   I took the dress framelit and dressed it up with a doily apron.     The card was perfect for this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Something to Celebrate
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Paper:  Whisper White, Domestic Goddess designer series paper, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Red Gingham Ribbon, Red Buttons, Doily
Tools:  Corner Rounder, Ticket Corner, Dress Framelits

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cards at the Fine Grind Coffee Bar

Mother's day and teacher thank you cards have arrived at The Fine Grind - A Coffee Bar

Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 – 9th
Mother's Day May 11th

101 Newark Pompton Tpk
(Route 23)
Little Falls, NJ 07424

2013-14 Retirement List and FREE Shipping

Stampin' Up! has just released the products that will be retiring this year.    These items will not be in the new catalog that comes out in June.     So get these items while supplies last!  

If that is not exciting enough!!!  From April 21-25 there is FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders)!  

So click here to see all the items and start shopping!!!

Click here to download the pdf that has a list of all retiring stamp sets.

Click here to download the pdf that has a list of all retiring accessories.

Tea Shoppee Mother's Day

Mother's Day will soon be here.   Here is a Mother's Day card I came up with this week's My Favorite Things Sketch.  
Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Something to Celebrate, Tea Shoppee, Mosaic Maddness
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Comfort CafĂ© Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Not Quite Navy Brads
Tools:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, Corner Rounder

Friday, April 18, 2014

You Make Me Happy Banners

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:  Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight.    So since Lucky Limeade is not current, I decided to change it out with Pistachio Pudding. 
The best part of the card is using up retired designer series paper!   I went to my scrap bin and just pulled some old scraps to finish off the card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Banner Blast, Hello Lovely
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Whisper White, Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, Pistachio Pudding Patterns Designer Series Paper, Vellum
Accessories:  Pearls
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Banner Punch

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Great Retro Sketch

 I just absolutely love this week's Retro Sketch.   I always wanted to do a triangle card and I get to do it with this week's sketch.   It is also perfect for this month's Fiskateers challenge which is to Back to Basics with only using our paper trimmers as a tool.   I cheated a little with my rounded corner.   I just can't seem to stop doing that!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Together Forever
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Paper:   Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Gold Cord and Sequins
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Baby Boy

I knew buying the Baby We've Grown set from the Occasions Mini would come in handy!  Here is a gift bag I made for my cousins.   They just had a beautiful baby boy!    He is just gorgeous!      I went through my scrap bin and found these great shades of blue and incorporated them into my gift bag and coordinating gift card.

Which is perfect for this week's Stamping Royalty challenge which is BABY!  

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) April 21st. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Baby, We've Grown
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, Parisian Breeze Textured Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Whisper White Button and Satin Ribbons, Pearls and Doily from a local craft store
Tools:  Tasteful Trim Sizzex, Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! partnering up with Becky Higgins!!!

I am so excited to let you know Stampin' Up! is partnering up with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.
You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.
Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

 I was completely drawn into this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge.   So springy!!! I decided to pull them together to make a wedding card with the color challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Together Forever, Flowering Flourishes
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz Prints Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board, Elegant Bouquet Textured Embossing Folder

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

 I have not played with the beautiful Eastern Elegance designer series paper enough.  I decided to pull out the paper and make a mother's day card with this week's My Favorite Things sketch.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  My Mother
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Paper:   Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:   Jumbo Brads, Doily, Pearls, White Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Circle Framelits, Corner Rounder, Pansy Flower Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Big Shot

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Here is this week's Inkredible color challenge:   Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.   These colors are just perfect when paired up with the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper.   So bright so cheerful.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Something to Celebrate, Summer Silhouettes
Ink:   Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight
Paper:   Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Baker's Twine, Pearls
Tools:  Corner Rounder

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stamping Royalty Entry #2

One of the best thing is our Tape It stamp set.   It is washi tape you create yourself just by stamping it.

Here is my you make me happy my friend card.     Again, make sure you stop by Ashley's blog and give her some love for putting a blog post dedicated to Stamping Royalty entries that did not get chosen.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Happy Watercolor, Six Sided Sampler, Tape it
Ink: Basic Grey, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, This & That Epic Day
Accessories:  Pearls
Miscelleous:  Black Sharpie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stamping Royalty Photo Inspiration

This week Stamping Royalty brings us a photo inspiration.    I just love the pretty pastels in rainbow of colors in the photo.     The photo inspired me to pull out the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper for the project.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) April 14th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pennants, Banner Blast
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Vellum
Accessories:  Pearls, Doilies
Tools:   Banner Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack