Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sweet Treats!

In just a couple of days, the new Holiday Mini catalog will be available. One of the new things you will find there is the stamp set called Sweet Centers and the Sweet Treats cups! These are great! I also think they are a great price!!! The Cups are just $2.95 for 12 that is less than $.25 a piece!

Here is the first card I made with them!

This was cute and easy to make! I hope you like it! I will be sharing a few more samples and sneak peeks from the mini in the next few days.

Friday, August 28, 2009

This Week's Color Challenge

I know it has been like forever since I posted... I am sorry about that! Sometimes life throws you curve balls and to catch them, other things tend to get dropped as you put your glove up. (yeah, I am a Yankee fan and have been watching a lot of baseball - hence the metaphor...)

Anyway, I am trying to get back in the swing of things and start posting regularly and get some classes planned and all of that good stuff. To get started with that, I participated in this week's color challenge. The colors were chocolate chip and any two of the new in colors. I went with Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo.

Here is what I came up with:

I started with a Choclate Chip card. I stamped the Upsy Daisy flowers across the bottom of it in Chocolate Chip ink. Next, I scallop punched a scrap of Bermuda Bay and attached it to a piece of Melon Mambo. I ran that through the Big Shot and cut it out with the Top Note Die. I stamped the Upsy Daisy image again on the Mambo cs with Mambo ink. I added the "Birthday Celebrations" with Chocolate Chip ink. I wanted the Top Note piece to "pop" a little more, so, I cut out another top note from Whisper White cs and cut off the ends. I layered those on the edges as shown. Finally, I added the 5/8" Chocolate Chip ribbon.

I also wanted the inside to be special. Since it is a dark colored card stock for the card, I like to add a piece of White cs to make it easier to write in. This time, I cut out another top note from White cs and stamped the tops of the Upsy Daisies in Melon Mambo ink and stuck that inside.!

I hope you like it!