Friday, July 31, 2009

It's Time to Bloom

I made this card especially for the talented blog designer, Veronica at VK Design Company! If you like what you see on my blog, then you have Veronica to thank! I don't usually finish the inside of my cards, but wanted this one to be extra special for Veronica. The colors were specially chosen as well to mimic the colors used on my blog...Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.

I used the Matchbox Messages and Bella's Bloom stamp sets for the front and inside of the card. After stamping, adding a little Eyelet Border punching, layering of cardstock, and tying of ribbon...the card was complete.

Stamps: Bella's Bloom, Matchbox Messages
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White CS
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Other: Stamp-a-majig, Eyelet Border Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A True Friend

I used the Color Throwdown #53 with Rose Red, Bordering Blue, and Pink pretty together. For the layout of my card, I used the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge the double panel behind the main image.

To get the three-color flower, I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color certain areas and stamped on cardstock.

Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette (retired), Rose Red, Whisper White CS, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Bordering Blue, Rose Red, & Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers
Other: 3/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Stamp with Marker

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Together

This card was inspired by the Splitcoaststampers Clean & Simple Challenge #25 and Kelly Jo's Color Chef Challenge #16. The CAS sketch was based off of a card that Krystie Lee made, and Kelly Jo's color combination is Dark Blue, Light Blue, Gray & White.

Stamps: Happy Together
Paper: Shimmery White, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue CS
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray
Other: Basic Gray Corduroy Buttons, Natural Hemp Twine, Basful Blue Striped Grosgrain, Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Feel Better Soon

Dawn McVey has a new color challenge that's up and running! The Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13 includes Moss, White, Red & Berry. I used the Stampin' Up! colors Certainly Celery with a smidge of Old Olive on the stems, Whisper White, Real Red & Cameo Coral. To ink up the flowers from the Kind & Caring Thoughts hostess set, I used the Stampin' Write markers to color the separate parts on the rubber stamp as desired. The double bow and red button are wrapped with Natural Hemp this cool idea from Dawn herself:) Thanks, Dawn, for your amazing tips and ideas to stretch our creativity!

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Shimmery White CS, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Real Red Stampin' Write Markers, Black Stazon
Other: Red/White Gingham Ribbon, Playground Designer Buttons, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Good Works

It's Monday, and that means it's Monday MOJO time! For today's challenge, Monday MOJO Week #97, I made this card and paired it up with the colors from the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge #229. The colors for the challenge are Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal, and Neutrals of you choice. For neutrals, I chose Whisper White & Basic Gray.

I inked up the Inspired by Nature daisy image using sponge daubers and classic ink. The image was stamped on the white circle and then stamped again on scrap, hand-cut, and placed over with a dimensional.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Paper: Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White CS, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Basic Gray
Other: Big Shot, Circle Scallop #2, Texturz Plates Backgrounds, Photo Corner Punch, 4/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals

May Your Season Be Sparkly & Bright!

If this doesn't get you in the Christmas card making mood, then I don't know what would...LOL! Actually, just a couple of weeks ago, a customer was asking me about making some Christmas cards. My first thought was "not quite ready for that!", but I have to say thanks, Tamara, for getting me in gear and pumped for holiday crafting!

I cased a card of Featured Stamper #129, Versamom, over at Splitcoaststampers today, and I also submitted the card for the July Christmas Card Challenge. The stamp-a-majig was used for each reindeer, so as to be perfectly aligned. It is a time-consuming process, but soooo worth the end result. Notice Rudolph's red nose? I hope you like the card and that you're inspired to get in the holiday crafting spirit.

Stamps: Sparkly & Bright
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red
Other: Stamp-a-majig, Real Red 5/8" Grograin

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Final Deal of the Week ~ Heart to Heart Punch

When your heart is full, you often want to show it. Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect. The Full Heart punch is a classic heart shape that coordinates with the Love You Much stamp set.
■ Add interest to scrapbook pages and cards
■ Has an easy-to-use thumb lever

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Stampers' Showcase

This Circle Circus swap card I made for a demonstrator meeting this past June. The recipe can be found at the original posting. We have a blast at our demonstrator meetings...swapping, stamping, chatting, learning new techniques, and sharing business tips. It's a great time to become a demonstrator with the new Mini Starter Kit promotion...only $85 until the end of August. See this posting for the details! I'd love to have you on my Showstampers team...sign up before August 4th and I'll send you an extra special gift from Convention:)

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A Friend

Here's another combination of challenges! The Pink Elephant Challenge #25 with this fabulous sketch and the Color Throwdown #52 using Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Perfect Plum.

Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White CS, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms & Corner Rounder Punches, 3/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's Good to Dream

Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #28 is up and running today with a fun square design. Kelly Jo has a yummy color combination to work with this week for the Color Chef Challenge #15. The colors for the challenge are Pink, Yellow, and White so I used Stampin' Up! Pixie Pink, So Saffron, and Whisper White with a little rock-n-roll action on the Razzle Dazzle image.

To rock-n-roll, simply ink up your image in your lightest oolor (So Saffron in the is case), then roll the edges in a different color (Pixie Pink). I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flowers of my images to give them a little sparkle.

Stamps: Razzle Dazzle
Paper: Pixie Pink So Saffron, Whisper White CS, Petal Party SSK
Ink: Pixie Pink, So Saffron
Other: Eyelet Border, Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle and 1" Circle Punches, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Paper Piercing Tool
Technique: Rock-n-Roll

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Happy Everything

I was inspired to use the Fall-To Layout #52 over at the Clean & Simple blog for the layout of this happy card! Makeesha Byl's Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge #10 had awesome colors to encorporate, so I used them as well. The colors that I encorporated are Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Basic Gray & Whisper White.

My stamp-a-majig got a workout today with the On a Pedestal stamp set. I stamped three images from the set right on top of one another, then attached a flower punched from the Boho Blossoms punch with a Rich Regals (So Saffron) brad. The embellishment was created by layering cardstock punched from the 5-Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms punches and Elementary Ribbon Originals threaded through and around the card front. The yummy piece of designer paper is from the Thoroughly Modern DSP it! To see more cards using the On a Pedestal stamp set, check out my On a Pedestal Card Kit!

Stamps: On a Pedestal
Paper: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Basic Gray & Whisper White CS, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Other: Stamp-a-majig, Scallop Edge, Boho Blossoms & 5-Petal Flower Punches, Elementary Ribbon Originals, Rich Regals Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Jewelry Color Inspiration Farewell & JCI #46 Winner

This is the final Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge...but have no fear...I will be revealing the new and improved color challenge called the Curtain Call Color Challenge later today! Can't wait to see what you think!

Stacey's Stamping Stage

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Anyone who knows me also knows that I have an obsession for stamping and for JEWELRY! I enjoy participating in other stamping challenges and over the past 46 weeks, I have had a blast sharing the fun with the Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge. The JCI46 was posted last Sunday and included a jewelry photo, color swatches, and my card along with the link to the website where I found it. Click back to the JCI46 posting to see all of the fabulous project submissions. Thanks to all of my JCI participants!

How cool are these earrings!...Shells with Clock Hands & Red Stone from Leighanna Light...Thingmaker. These gorgeous one of a kind earrings were made with vintage clock hands and 100 year-old shells from Papua, New Guinea that were once used as currency.

The colors for this week's inspiration piece are Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel & Very Vanilla...(or a close match will do:) Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #27 was the perfect inspiration I needed to use my new Sense of Time stamp set. The clock hands on the earrings were another inspiration to use this timeless set:)

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sense of Time
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla CS, Autumn Traditions DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Other: Photo Corner, 1 3/4" Circle & Eyelet Border Punches,) Cutter Kit, Big Shot, Scallop (Circle) #2 Bigz Die, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool

Givaway Winner
Our randomly drawn JCI46 winner is Amanda at Simply Stampin 4 U. Congrats, Amanda! Please email me at with your mailing address and I will send you a free stamp set called Comfort Food. This set is so cute with punny greetings and images including a donut, box of popcorn, and milk carton. Here's Amanda's darling card! Gotta love Mr. Big Shot.