Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bella Pirouette

Here's my second swap card for SU Convention...

Stamps: Wow Flowers
Paper: Bella Rose designer, pink pirouette, red riding hood, and very vanilla cs
Ink: red riding hood
Other: vintage brads

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bella Kiss

This card is one that I'm swapping at SU Convention! Can't wait to see what the other demonstrators have created with the new Bella Rose designer paper!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Paper: Bella Rose designer, Kiwi Kiss cs
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Other: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Convention...Here I Come!

I'm so excited! I wanted to let my blog readers know that I will be away at Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City until Sunday. I have scheduled blog postings for the rest of the week, so check back to see my convention swaps! I look forward to sharing more with you next week!

Rein"Deer" Friend Cracker

Here is a 3D project that my blog friend, Martha, shared with me. You can visit her blog here to get the directions and to see more of her awesome projects! Thanks for sharing, Martha!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cutting 12 X 12 Cardstock 101

Cutting a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock will give you a totally different look and measurement for your card base.

First, align a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock (NEW Kiwi Kiss shown)at the 6" mark. Cut.

Here is the result of the first cut.

Next, align one of the pieces of cardstock horizontally at the 6" mark again. Cut again.

This is the result of the second cut.

Then, align a piece of cardstock at the 3" mark. Score.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cutting 12 x 12 Cardstock continued

This is the result of cutting and scoring to create a 3 x 6 card base. Build your card vertically, like this or...

horizontally, like this.

Butterfly Love

Here is a Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge card that I made today using all NEW SU products (except the ice rhinestone brads)!

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose designer
Ink: Red Riding Hood
Other: Ice Rhinestone Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals

Cutting Cardstock 101 continued

This shows a slightly different way to cut cardstock for a standard medium sized card base.

First, align a sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock (NEW pink pirouette shown) vertically at the 4 1/4 mark on the paper cutter. Cut.

This is the result of the first cut.

Next, align one of the pieces of cut cardstock at the 5 1/2 mark. Score.

After scoring, fold along the scoring line. Build your card on this "tent" style card or...

like this "book" style.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

One of a Kind

This is a card that I'm going to demonstrate at a home workshop this afternoon.

Using the same materials with few measuring differences, you can create a 6X6 scrapbook page instead.

Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White cardstock, Bali Breeze designer paper
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Other: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Cutting Cardstock 101

A couple of my customers were needing the measurements for cutting a standard medium (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) greeting card so I thought this would be a perfect time for me to try me tutorial skills on this blog.

First, you align your 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock (new Baja Breeze shown here) horizontally at the 5 1/2 mark on your cutter. Cut.

This is the result of that first cut.

Next, take one of those 5 1/2 X 11 pieces of cardstock and align it horizontally at the 4 1/4 mark. Score.

Once folded on the score line, this is the result. You can build your card like this...or...

like this!

Hope this helps! Check back later for a different cutting tutorial!

Bali Breeze Stamp Camp FUN

Here is the result of our Bali Breeze Stamp Camp, designed by Andrea Walford. Aren't these cards gorgeous? Our metal tins did not arrive in time, but we will be completing them at a later time. Stay tuned for the result!

Thanks ladies! I had a great time stamping with you! But, we missed you, Paula!

Heather, Jessie, and Betty working hard...

Libby, Nicole, and Sheila working hard...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Bird-day!

Here's another challenge, limited supplies challenge, from Splitcoaststamper!

Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Jersey Shore designer paper, pumpkin pie, wild wasabi, brilliant blue cs
Ink: chocolate chip, blush blossom, garden green, pumpkin pie, bashful blue
Technique: paper piercing

Halie's Scrapbook Page

When I got back from getting my hair cut today, the babysitter was eager to try some stamping. I was thrilled to get her started! She wanted pink and brown and liked the KWerner Color Inspiration card I made earlier this week. This 6X6 scrapbook page is what we came up with. Isn't it wonderful? Great job, Halie!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Embrace the Breeze

Here's another Splitcoaststampers challenge, sketch challenge #186.

It's hard to believe in just a just a few short weeks, SU is retiring the current In Color palette! I'm excited about the new In Colors, but Groovy Guava has been such a refreshing color!

Stamps: Embrace Life, A Beautiful Thing
Paper: Bali Breeze designer, Certainly Celery prints, groovy guava, very vanilla, tempting turquoise
Ink: Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava
Other: Crystal Effects, Groovy Guava ribbon

Get Whale Soon

Here's my color challenge submission for the week on Splitcoaststampers!

Stamps: Pun Fun, Life's a Breeze
Paper: soft sky, river rock, whisper white
Ink: blue bayou
Other: soft sky ribbon

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration

Here is another beautiful color inspiration from Kristina! Visit her blog at

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow
Other: Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Aged copper Hodgepodge Hardware

Set of Thank You Cards

A friend asked me for a set of thank you cards and this is what I came up with. A set of six hand-crafted cards (three different designs) and envelopes are available for $15.