Saturday, May 30, 2009

Creative Challenge

The latest Creative Challenge for my group was an inspiration challenge. The picture that was to be our inspiration was this picture of dishes from Walmart.
As soon as I saw these dishes, I thought, Priceless, the stamp set that is! I also saw the colors Night of Navy and a little So Saffron along with Whisper White!
Did you ever have one of those moments when you get a picture in your head of a card? You have this vision and then when you put it on paper it doesn't quite look as good as it did in your head.... I kinda feel that way with this card.
I started with a Whisper White card. Next, I stamped a strip of White with the larger swirl from Priceless in Night of Navy ink. I
layered this with Night of Navy card stock and then with So Saffron. For the Sentiment, I stamped the So Kind in Night of Navy ink and punched it out with the large oval. I punched out a scallop oval from So Saffron and an extra large oval from Night of Navy. I layered the ovals together and added them to the card. That is it. A nice, simple, quick card!!
I hope you enjoy it!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Color Challenge 05-12-09

This week's colors were Really Rust, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip. These colors go really well together!

I have had this tin sitting on my desk ready to be altered for a long time now! I guess I have been looking for the right inspiration to decorate it. The tin held Mulling spices from Williams-Sonoma. I simply cleaned it out and let it dry thoroughly. I took a piece of Designer Series paper from the Urban Garden pack and stamped it with stampes from Friends 24-7 set in Chocolate Chip and Really Rust ink. Then I used sticky strip to adhere it to the outside of the tin.

For the top, I covered the outside rim with the 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. Next, I used my Big shot to cut out the scallop circle from Baja Breeze textured cs. Next, I cut out a 3.5" diameter circle from Very Vanilla cs using the Circle Scissors plus. The Vanilla piece was stamped with the bird image in Chocolate Chip ink. I used my markers to color it. Next, I colored over the whole thing with my Versamarker and embossed it with clear EP. Then, I stamped the damask image in Baja Breeze around the outside and sponged with both Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. I adhered these layers to the top and folded up the scallops on the top.

I really enjoying covering tins like this! It goes with that whole reduce reuse recycle thing! And, they even look nice too!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Color Challenge 05-05-09

Last week's color challenge colors were Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery. I wanted to try the latest craze in watercoloring techniques. You can see a great tutorial by Patty Bennett here.
It came out ok... I think I need some practice to get it just right. Also, I think the colors got a little washed out in the picture. Anyway, I chested a little on the colors and used Shimmery white instead of Very vanilla. The Very Vanilla does not hold up well to a lot of water like the Shimmery White does. The card base is Baja Breeze and the sentiment is a rub on from the Chit Chat set. The stamps I used were Fifth Ave Florals - my favorite!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May Card Class!

HI Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day! Mine was good and not too stressful - Yay!!

Anyway, I am trying to get back into a regular routine and get back to my classes! So below is a picture of the cards we will be making at my next class!

This class will be $10 for all 4 cards! Plus, each of these cards has a different technique - so extra bonus!

The class will be held on Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm and again on Friday, May 22nd at 10am! Please let me know if you would like to come by Monday May 18th. Also, if you can't make it, I will be offering a class kit by mail with instructions and pictures of each card. The images can even be pre-stamped for you iof you would like.

I am really excited to share these cards with you! So, come join me!!!

Check back tomorrow for the latest color challenge!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Color Challenge 04-28-09!

Well, I am just about caught up now. This color challenge was to use Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss. I like all of these colors and I even like them toghether... but I am not sure I like them for this card.
I embossed the Tangerine Tango card stock with the Manhattan flowers enbossing folder. Next, I wrapped that piece of CS with the Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla satin ribbon (have I told you that I love this ribbon and hole we get it in more colors next year??). Finally I attached this to the Chocolate chip card and added the Scallop oval stamped with a sentiment from the Oval All stamp set!

Monday, May 4, 2009

More Color Challenges!

Ok... so here is the challenge from April 24th. The colors were Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke and Basic Grey.

I used my brayer for this card. Have you heard of Michelle Zindorf and her brayer technique?? She is like a superstar on Splitcoaststampers. She makes amazing cards! Recently she signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demo and is actually one of my sidelines!! I even get to meet her in September at our upcoming Fall Fest! Anyway, all of that was to tell you that her work is what inspired this card!!!

I stamped the flowers from Upsy Daisy in Basic Gray. Next, I brayered the top with Riding Hood Red and the bottom with Always Artichoke. Next I sponged around the entire panel with Basic Gray ink. I added some highlights to the flowers with my white gel pen.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Color Challenge Catch up!

HI Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday! Here is the card I made for the color challenge from April 14th. The colors were Baha Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery and Kraft. I made 2 versions of this card. One with the brads on the bottom the other with the new small grommets from the Occassions mini! I used the ones with the grommets for my swap at Spring Fling.

Spring Fling is a demonstrator event run by my upline. This is one of the places that we get training and ideas for our business! Did you see my post yesterday about being able to sign up to be a demo for only $75?? Now is a great time to be a demonstrator! Call me for more info!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May is Scrapbooking Month!

Oh wow!!! There are some great promotions going on this month at Stampin' Up! for National Scrapbooking month!

1. Buy 3, get 1 Free!! - That's right when you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper or Textured Card Stock, you get to choose one more for FREE! You can mix and match for any combination of DSP and Textured CS!

2. There is a new alphabet set called the Jumble Alphabet that will be released in the new catalog in July. Well, you can get it now for 20% off the regular price!! This alphabet includes both upper and lower case letters and is double mounted.

3. Best of all, you can be a demonstrator for just $75!!!! Can you believe it? That is the best price for a Starter Kit that I have ever seen!
For More info on any of these great promotions, just click here! Also, you can always give me a call or send me an e-mail for more info too!

Catching up on Color Challenges!

OK... so I have actually been doing the color challenges on time each week... but I have not had a chance to post them. So over the next few days, I will post my color challenges from the last 3 or so weeks.This was from April 7th. The colors were Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron. My inspiration for this project was based on another challenge I saw on That challenge was to make this envelope scrapbook. There is a tutorial here!

This was a lot of fun to make and I can't wait to put some photos in it.