Sep 01 2009

SNSS – You Light Up My Life

I love this snowman image from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps called You Light Up My Life!  See the little cardinal on his twig arm?  Too cute!  It is one of the new stamps in the mini winter release starting today!  You can see them HERE.  To celebrate, we’ve put together a mini blog hop for you to see some examples using the two new sets. 

For my card, I stamped the snowman image in Memories Black ink, then colored with my Copics.  The white panel is layered on Basic Black.  Then I added a strip of Holiday Lounge Designer Paper layered on Real Red.  Finally, I used the large Snowflake punch from Sahara Sand and placed a red Rhinestone brad in the center.  I added a couple glittery snowflakes I had in my "stash" to the top left corner.

We’re celebrating this mini release
with a 1-day blog hop TODAY!

Visit the following Design Team blogs (in no particular order)
today for
awesome eye candy
using these two new winter sets.

Belinda Chang
Ceal Pritchett
Chris Dickinson
Courtney Fowler
Deedee Anderson
Janette Olen
Jeanette Comerford
Korin Sutherland
Leah Cornelius
Lisa Hjulberg
Lorie Souther
Nancy Brown
Nicole Anderson
Sandy Domelle
Shannon Pankow
Teresa Kline

Inkspired Treasures


Aug 03 2009

Medallion Fancy Favor Box


At my Stamp Club meetings, we always do two cards and a 3D item.  This was the 3D item I chose to show them this month!  I LOVE how it turned out!  The Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die is so versatile!  This can be a box (like I’ve shown), or you could use the creases on the side to turn it into a bag.  You can add a handle made from ribbon or pattern paper, or leave it without.  I love the scallop along the top edge!

I originally purchased it because I thought it would be great to fill it with something and sell items at the Craft Fairs I do in the fall.  But, I’m also thinking that it would be a perfect party favor holder for my son’s wedding next year!

The background uses one of my favorite stamps this catalog…the Medallion Background Stamp!  I stamped randomly on the Bashful Blue with White Craft Ink.  (Tip:  It is best to stamp before you crease all the score marks!)  I then used the new Snowflake Punch to punch out snowflakes from Whisper White and my Whisper White Faux Diamond Dust paper (I mentioned in a previous post!)  Sweet Treats is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (another favorite stamp set this catalog!) and punched with the Small Oval punch, then a Large Oval Punch in Bashful Blue and finally a Night of Navy Scallop Oval Punch are all layered together.  The Silver Jumbo brad I dipped in Versamark, then Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set to give it some sparkle.  I didn’t photograph the back, but there are two randomly placed punched snowflakes on the back!

As you can see, I didn’t put a handle on this, but you easily could add one!

I’m in panic mode getting ready for Convention!  I actually did get a LOT done over the weekend…I had a stiff neck to prove it!  Today I am setting aside to PACK and get my Blog posts ready for the week!  Woohoo!  




Jul 29 2009

Holiday Lineup

I hope you enjoyed the Royal Blog Tour over the past couple days!  I was gone over the weekend, but able to keep track on my laptop of all the comments.  I will be naming a winner of my Blog Candy on Thursday, July 30th!

I’m still stamping in my Christmas mode!  This card was made for the Design Team Christmas in July challenge over on Late Night Stampers!

I started with stamping the Holiday Lineup image with Basic Black on Whisper White.  I used my Real Red, Sahara Sand and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Up! markers to color in the images.  I layered it on Real Red and then Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I took my colors from the Holiday Lounge Designer Paper (although it mentions Taken with Teal as the color in the DSP, I felt the Bermuda Bay blended well enough to use it!)  I layered of piece of the DSP on Real Red, then the base of Bermuda Bay, adding a length of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon to hide the seam.  Finally, I added the new Snowflake Punch from Sahara Sand and centered with the Red Rhinestone Brad in the upper left corner!  The stamped element was placed on top with Dimensionals.

FUN card!  I love it!

I’m still getting ready for Convention!  I did get some swap cards done while riding in the car for 12 hours each way!  But, I still have a crazy couple weeks coming up!  I plan on getting several posts done before I go…but it will be WILD around here!  lol!