Friday, April 30, 2010

Journey ~ Sentimental Journey Sneak Peek

Here is a swap card that I made recently to trade with a group of fabulously talentened stampers. GO QC Swappers! I just received my package of swaps in the mail yesterday and have loads of new ideas to share...coming soon!

I used the Sentimental Journey stamp set and coordinating designer series paper for this one. Notice the textured background? That's a brand new embossing folder, too! Tomorrow is the debut of our new Summer Mini Catalog that houses these products and many others!

Stamps: Sentimental Journey
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie CS, Sentimental Journey DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Grid Lines Embossing Folder, Bashful Blue Grosgrain, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Fancy Favor XL Bigz, Big Shot

Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 27}

This posting will remain at the top of the page through Friday night when the Curtain Call Color Challenge #27 closes. Please scroll down to see recent postings.

How gorgeous and fresh are these flowers at A Creative Mint. This site is loaded with color inspiration, so I'm sure you'll be seeing more at a future Curtain Call! This week, we're using Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White & Certainly Celery.

To participate in the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 27...

1. Create a papercrafted (card, scrapbook page, or 3D) project using these colors or similar shades.
2. Post it on your blog or other public gallery (Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, etc.) using the keywords Curtain Call 27 and make sure to include a link back here to the challenge.
3. Enter your name and the direct link to your project in the Mr. Linky box below.

Please note the new deadline will be Friday night: You have until Friday, April 30th before midnight (CST) to enter your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 27 project.

Join us for the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 27 and you could be one of the next Show Stoppers! We have two awards up for grabs plus a giveaway (details below)! Those chosen as "The Lead" and "Top 5" will receive an award to post on their blog(s) and share the exciting news!

For All You Do

For my card, I used a Pink Pirouette cardbase, layered with Melon Mambo & Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. The main panel includes a stem/leaf image & sentiment from the For All You Do stamp set that I just FREE in the mail for my Sale-a-bration reward:) The Melon Mambo flower was punched from the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch and stacked with a Pink Pirouette Fleurette and Certainly Celery button from the Sherbet Designer Buttons pack. After a little crochet thread laced through the button and a little Certainly Celery Satin wrapped around the card front, it is ready to give to someone special.

Stamps: For All You Do
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, retired DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery
Other: Certainly Celery Satin, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, retired Fleurettes, Sherbet Designer Buttons, White Crochet Thread, Sewing Machine, Thread (non-SU)

The Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, so make sure you stop by to see:

Amy White at Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose at Andrea's Scrap- und Stampel Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) at Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Lea Lawson at Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler at My Inner Reflection

...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 27 creation using Mr. Linky back here at Stacey's Stamping Stage.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

You're Sew Lovely

Kazan's sketch #51 at 2 Sketches 4 You was the fabulous inspiration for my card tonight! I've had this sketch in mind all week, just needed a night with no distractions to tackle it:)

Isn't this Lawn Fawn dress form image just SEW cute? It reminds me of my daughter Hannah...she received a wrought iron dress form for her room at Easter and already has it covered in scarves and belts:)

Stamps: Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: cardstock and patterned paper (Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Momento, Copics
Other: ribbon & buttons (Taylored Expressions), Corner Rounder, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, April 26, 2010

Delight in Life

It's Viva la Verve time over at Splitcoaststampers! This time, Amber paired up this fab sketch with your choice of three inspiration room photos.

Here's the sketch...

Here's the room I chose to get color inspiration from...Rich Razzleberry, Ruby Red, Kraft & Very Vanilla!

It's all about layers and mixing designer paper patterns with this one...loving the eclectic style these days:)

Hope you like my card tonight! Happy almost Tuesday:)

Stamps: Miracles Blossom (Verve)
Paper: Ruby Red, Kraft, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla CS, Razzleberry Lemonade, Bella Bleu & Autumn Meadows DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Copics
Other: Very Vanilla Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Punch

Birthdays Are the Best

Happy Birthday, Rachel! That's right, it's Rachel's birthday over at Hope Stamps Eternal and to celebrate, the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #56 is all about birthdays and cupcakes:)

Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #66 was a great inspiration for the layout of my card...and guess what? It's Karen's birthday, too!!! Happy, happy birthday, Karen!

I stumbled upon a new challenge, the Hoppy Spring Theme Challenge #1 over at DeNami Designs, so the bloom was a must!

When I started making this card, I realized that I didn't have the exact supplies I wanted. I would really love some Kraft colored grosgrain or twill...has anybody seen any of that out there in the paper-crafting world. I also need to get some plastic kraft buttons to add to my stash:)

Have a great week everyone!

Stamps: Blooming Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Whisper White CS, Bella Bleu, Shades of Spring & retired DSP
Ink: Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip
Other: Circle/Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Rich Avocado Buttons & Twill and Button Twine (PTI)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

All a Flutter Card Kit of the Month

Order your very own All a Flutter Card Kit now! Offer expires May 9th. Details below.

This card kit features a brand-new butterfly image, All a Flutter, from the Summer Mini Catalog. This beautifully detailed butterfly image will help you create the cards in the card kit as well as many more creations of your own design.

The cost of the kit is $15 plus 4.95 shipping/handling.
The All a Flutter Card Kit of the Month includes supplies to create 3 greeting cards (3 unique designs) with envelopes and a coordinating metal tin. The cardstock, paper & ribbon are pre-cut and ready to assemble into beautifully handmade greeting cards.

Supplies Included:
1 metal storage tin
3 Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Whisper White Cardstock
Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain
All a Flutter Stamp Set (6.95 value)

Optional Add-On Supplies:
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (36.95)
Scallop Edge Punch (14.95)
Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pads ($5.95 each)

To order a kit, please EMAIL ME ( with your full name, address & form of payment (Paypal or personal check). All A Flutter Card Kits must be ordered by Sunday, May 9th and will be mailed out to you on Monday, May 17th.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scallop Baby Buggy

I know a couple of 'moms to be' that are expecting baby boys in May and I'm in need of some non-girlie cards (which are not my usual creations.) All I needed to get started was just the right color, patterned paper, image, and fun layout. Thanks to Taylor for another fabulous sketch this week, Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #110!

Scallops, scallops... The patterned paper squares were punched with the 1 1/4" Square Punch and adhered to decorative squares punched from the Scallop Square Punch. The ribbon was wrapped around the card front with a little peek of a scallop edge punched from the Scallop Edge Punch. The baby buggy image from the Puns from the Past stamp set was inked up in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.

Stamps: Puns from the Past
Paper: cardstock & patterned paper (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Other: Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Scallop Edge, Scallop Square & 1 1/4" Square Punches, Circle/Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon & Button (Taylored Expressions), Linen Thread

Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 26} Show Stoppers & Giveaway Winner

Wow, there was fabulous participation in last week's Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 26}! Thanks to you all for stopping in to take a look and to those who had a chance to enter the challenge!

Congratulations to Jaydee at Stampin' with Jaydee for being the "LEAD" this week. Jaydee's clean & simple design using the Awash the Flowers set is the popped up petals and that perfect little pearl center:)

Congrats also to the Top 5 Show Stoppers this week. They are...

Julie Davison at Julie's Stamping Spot...

Nancy Riley at ISTAMP...

Silke Ledlow at My Life...

Rochelle Gould at I stamp, I create, I have fun...

and Diane Gilbert at My Little Stampin' Spot.

Not only is she a Top 5 Show Stopper this week, she is also the randomly chosen winner of this 'Chic On the Go' set...#44, Rochelle Gould at I stamp, I create, I have fun. Email me your mailing address to me, Rochelle, and I'll send your goodies to you:)

Come back at midnight to see a pink & pretty color combo to work with for Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 27}. It is definately one of my all-time favorites:)