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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stamping Royalty

This month's Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking crowned their 2014 Stamping Royalty.   I worked really hard and submitted a few cards to the contest.  Unfortunately, I did not win.   I have to say it was a challenge to get down to the basics and primarily focus the card on just stamping.    It was not an easy challenge.

Here is the first card I came up with.  It was by far one of my favorites.  

Ashley Harris is hosting a blog post dedicated to entries that were made to Stamping Royalty that didn't get chosen.   There are some beautiful cards.   Take a moment and visit her blog and get inspired by the amazing creativity in the paper crafting world.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Yippee Skippee, Banner Blast, Oh, Hello, Show & Tell, Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Whisper White, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Gems from a local craft store
Tools:  Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Circle Framelits, Big Shot

Monday, April 7, 2014

First Communion Card

Here is this week's My Favorite Things sketch.   I can't believe my beautiful niece is going to making her first communion this year.   When I got the Dress Up Framelit, I knew I wanted to try my hand at making a First Communion dress with it.    So her is my dress.  I used some tulle to make a veil.     The collar on the dress was made with 1" circle punch and then trimmed.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Special Blessings
Ink:   Pretty in Pink
Paper:  Shimmery White, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pearls, Tulle
Tools:   Dress Up Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hoppy Easter

So hippity hoppity, hoppy easter.   Here is the EGGstra spectacular stamp set paired up with some retired paper and accessories.    I have to say I love our Circle Framelits, they make peek a boo cards so easy to do now!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   EGGstra spectacular
Ink:   Melon Mambo, Regal Rose
Paper:   Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Satin Ribbon and Brads
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Big Shot

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Inkredible Color Challenge

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate and Strawberry Slush.    The only thing I knew when I created this week's challenge was that I wanted smoky slate horizontal stripes.     So here is the final result.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets: Oh, Hello
Ink:   Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Paper:   Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Accessories:   Smoky Slate Buttons

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge

This week Stampin' Royalty brings us a color challenge.   The colors are beautiful spring colors, Peach Parfait, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron.   They just screamed out to me to make an Easter creation. 

Here is my gift tag all ready to be put on Easter goodies.     Since I wanted to get the right size for the sentiment on the tag and none of my stamps felt right, I printed the sentiment on my computer.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) April 7th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the tag:
Paper:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Peach Parfait Prints Designer Series Paper,   Tall Tales Designer Series Paper, Strawberry Slush and Wisteria Wonder Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Whisper White Brads, Brights Candy Dots
Tools:  Chevron Border Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Tasteful Trim Sizzex, Big Shot, Trio Flower Punch, Large Oval Punch

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Workshop

Who doesn't need more birthday cards on hand.     This month's workshop is all about birthday cards!   Come to my workshop and learn how to heat emboss, sponge and paper pierce and go home with 3 cards.

Workshop Fee:  $12

Place a 40$ and the workshop is free.    Can't make it to the workshop, place a 40$ order and the projects will be shipped to your home.

The open house will occur on:
Saturday,  April 12th at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15th at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m.

Please RSVP by April 11th if you will be coming.
Location: My Stamping Studio, Totowa, NJ

Monday, March 31, 2014

Last Day to Celebrate!!!

Today is the last day for Sale-a-bration!!!   So don't miss the chance to earn free products!  Click here to check out the Sale-a-bration brochure!   

Click here to start shopping and earning! 

Here is my Happy 70 card made with the Good as Gold Card Kit that you can earn for free with a 50$ purchase!   

I used this week's Seize the Sketch for my 70th birthday card!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Countless Sayings 2
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Island Indigo, Good As Gold Card Kit, Island Indigo Pattern Designer Kit
Accessories:   Antique Tags, Rhinestones, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Timeless Type Sizzlets, Big Shot