Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thank you Sheila & Nicole!

If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator or have ever been a hostess and received a Stampin' Up! box of stuff, then you know how exciting it is to open them up. My dear daughter, Hannah, got a little taste of that feeling today when one of my fabulous stampers came by with this early birthday surprise. This tool box, labelled with "Hannah's Stamps", was loaded full of stamps, inks, clips, notecards, some huge wiggly eyes, and even her own pair of scissors with cute ribbon attached (just like Mommy's)! Thank you Sheila and Nicole for such a thoughtful gift!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy As It Gets

At Libby's Little Addiction, I was inspired by baby Courtney's cute little red gingham dress. The Bella Rose Designer Series Paper was a similar pattern to her dress, so I paired it with the Flight of the Butterfly.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White CS, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette & Riding Hood Red Classic

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jewelry Color Inspiration #5

Anyone who knows me also knows that have an obsession for stamping and for JEWELRY! I have enjoyed participating in a variety of challenges this summer and am now offering my own weekly Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge that will be posted each Sunday. This challenge will include a jewelry photo and a link to the website where I found it. If you want to play along, simply make a paper project (card, scrapbook page, or 3D item) that includes the colors indicated with the jewelry piece. Then, submit your creation to me by posting a comment by Saturday, Oct. 4th at 11:59 P.M. and including the link to your project. You may also post your photo at Splitcoaststampers.com using the keyword JCI.

This week's Jewelry Color Inspiration #5 comes from an unknown source. I saved this photo a few weeks ago from a website and now I can't locate where it came from. If I come across it again, I'll let you all know. Don't you just love this vintage-style charm bracelet?

To further inspire you, here is my Boho For You card, which I put together in a snap! This layout is one of my "old standbys" and works with a variety of stamp sets and patterned paper. Notice here that I created my own patterned paper with the Boho Backgrounds stamp set on the Pretty in Pink cardstock.

Stamps: One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Elegant Eggplant CS
Ink: Elegant Eggplant & Pretty in Pink Classic
Other: Pewter Build-a-Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch

Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge #4 Cards

These talented stampers created some awesome cards this week! Thank you, ladies, for participating in the Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge #4!




World Card Making Day Event Next Saturday!

I'm hosting a World Card Making Day Event in my home next Saturday from 3:00 - 5:00p.m. World Card Making Day is a holiday for card makers around the world to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. Join me and create 4 cards for $5, using the Rock Star & Flower Power Simply Sent Kits. With a $40 or more purchase that day, your cards are FREE! Bring a friend who is a new stamper and you both receive a $5 coupon off your next SU order from me! Click this link to see the Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day flyer!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

For You Regionals Swap

I'm getting ready to head to Kansas City today for my first Regional today...and I'm very excited to be able to go! This is the swap card I created to trade with other demonstrators that will also be attending. This card could be easily "pumped up" with some paper piercing and a couple of brads. Come back on Sunday and Monday to see photos of the Regional make & takes!

Stamps: So Many Scallops
Paper: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard & Very Vanilla CS, Haiku DSP
Ink: Tangerine Tango Classic
Other: More Mustard 1/4 Grosgrain, Scallop Edge & Scallop Square Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thanks So Much ~ Workshop Make & Take

This is the make & take card from Megan's workshop last night. This layout is so easy to reproduce and looks great with almost any color combination and with a variety of stamps! Only a few days left to get the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set for 15% off!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla CS, Muirfield DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss Classic
Other: Baja Breeze Wide Double Stitched Ribbon, Oval Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Jewelry Color Inspiration #4

Kristina has another fantastic color challenge, Color Inspiration #33 on her KWerner Design blog. Go check out the amazing project submissions.

Carter at Divali Glass Jewelry designed and created this fantastic piece. I could definately see myself wearing this masterpiece!

Here is my card to inspire you further, which I cased from my downline, Jenn. She is proving to be one talented demonstrator!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Flower Frenzy, Doodle Wheel
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie & Taken With Teal Classic
Other: Blender Pen, Pop Up Glue Dot, Clear Buttons, Chocolate Chip 1/4 Grosgrain

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

for you ~ double challenge

Now that I'm back to work from the summer, my stamping time is more precious than ever. So, it's great to be able to combine challenges at Splitcoaststampers and allow my stamping time to go a little farther. Here, I combined the color challenge and the sketch challenge into one card.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla CS, Muirfield DSP
Ink: Old Olive & Baja Breeze Classic
Other: Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Circle punches & Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 22, 2008

Just Because Organic Grace

Beate at Fresh and Fun has the coolest inspirations on her blog. I immediately thought of this card I made just last night for a different challenge. Even though I didn't originally intend it for Beate's inspiration challenge, I think it's a perfect fit. Don't the leaves look like the ones on the Kelp glass? My upline, Julie, challenged us to create a project using one of the new Designer Series Paper packs as our inspiration. I chose to use the colors from the Maine Blueberry DSP, which are, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive & Bashful Blue.

Stamps: Best Yet, Organic Grace
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy & Old Olive CS
Ink: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy & Bashful Blue
Other: Fresh Favorites Buttons, Old Olive 5/8 Grosgrain

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Jewelry Color Inspiration #3 Cards

Here is a compilation of cards for the Jewelry Color Inspiration #3 Challenge! Thanks again, ladies, for participating! I really enjoyed all of your creations!





Saturday, September 20, 2008

Brand New Decor Element is Available!

Stampin' Up! just announced that the Spooky Spider decor element is now available for purchase through October 31st! He comes in Small, Medium, and Large; and in a choice of Black or White. Click HERE and SHOP NOW to order your very own Spooky Spider.

Click the here to enlarge the Spooky Spider flyer:

Friday, September 19, 2008

Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge #3

It's Sunday...time for another Jewelry Color Inspiration challenge! These cool earrings are from Anna Sophia Designs. I would love to have a pair for myself...and the matching pendant...and the matching bracelet:)

So Glad We're Friends

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Best Yet
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red & More Mustard CS
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango & More Mustard Classic
Other: Tangerine Tango Double Stitched Ribbon, Flower Designer Brads

Here's another card that I submitted for a Splitcoaststampers challenge this week! Can you tell that I love this color combination?

For a supply list, click here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Color Throwdown #11

I found a new weekly color challenge blog, Color Throwdown, that is really cool! Here is my card submission for this week's color combo...love these colors together!

Thank You Very Much

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze & Old Olive CS, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip Classic
Other: Scallop Edge Punch

Thank You for Touching My Life

I love this new stamp 2-step stamping set, A Rose is a Rose...and it coordinates with the new Bella Rose designer series paper! It was the perfect duo to use for Libby's Little Addiction challenge, From Courtney's Closet #17.

Stamps: A Rose is a Rose
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery & Regal Rose CS, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette & Regal Rose Classic
Other: Regal Rose 5/8 Grosgrain

A Very Merry Christmas to You

Here's my first Christmas card of the year! I combined two weekly Splitcoaststampers challenges, the color challenge and the sketch challenge, this week into one card.

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Best Yet
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray & Always Artichoke CS, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray & Always Artichoke Classic
Other: Riding Hood Red Taffeta

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration #23

It's one of my favorite times of the week...when Kristina posts her color inspiration! Here is my card submission for Color Inspiration #23:

Circle of Life

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Live Like You Mean It
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgandy, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron & Whisper White CS, Green Tea & Hawaii Papaya DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic, Whisper White & Bravo Burgandy Craft
Other: Circle Punches, White & Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Seeing Spots Brass Plate & Crafters Tool Kit