Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WW: Feliz Navidad!

These are some of fthe 25 Christmas cards I created for one of my customers. I love the look of the new Stampin Up Felt Flurries. They are a wonderful addition to any card.
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up Holiday Treasures, Frances Meyer Cleopatra
Embellishments: Stampin Up Felt Flurries, SU Pretties kit, SU Filigree Brads, SU rhinestone brads, Dymo caption maker
Ink: Colorbox Alabaster Chalk, Dew Drop Gingerbread

Monday, September 29, 2008

Card: Early Valentine

Once I made this Dymo hugs and kisses label I knew I wanted to create an "early" valentine. After all tokens of love should not be reserved exclusively for February, right?!
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft
Patterned Paper: Scrapworks Valentine's Day, SU DS Bella Rose
Chipboard: Scrapworks Shimmer Shapes Heart Assortment
Label: Dymo caption maker
Inks: Colorbox Alabaster/Olive Pastel

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sneak Peek: Hugs&Kisses

Red 3 D tape embossed with HUGS and KISSES....Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Favorites: My NEW Dymo Caption Maker

I just began using the new Dymo Caption Maker, and I am in love!
It came with 3 different font wheels and I added a 5 pack of separate color 3D tape since it only comes with black tape.
Back to enjoying my new TOY!

Friday, September 26, 2008

QVC: Latest purchases

DCWV The Sweet Life kit Heidi Swapp Silhouettes
Imaginisce Halloween
KI Memories Pop Culture Chipboard...AND last but not least Tim Holtz Grungeboard book and tin

Thursday, September 25, 2008

September ATC cards

For this month's ATC cards I had to think how I was going to incorporate the theme (Dimension & Texture). I found some free 3D brushes of gates/grasses online (dimension, to me) and then with my Cuttlebug's textile embossing folder added the texture. A big thanks to Marion for going above and beyond last month, specially since she has not been feeling well.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Card: Cuttlebug thank you

This card came together in a flash which was good because it was a last minute thank you card. I patted myself on the back when I stepped back and was happy with the result.
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft
Patterned Paper: SU DS Bella Rose
Flowers: SU Die Cut Blooms, Flower Fusion Too
Embellishments: Cuttlebug thanks embossing folder, SU Ice circle rhinestone brad
Inks: SU Earth Elements craft

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WW: 100% wonderful birthday

This is a lovely card I created as a special commission for my friend Dom's Mom. Her birthday is this Saturday and I had a real blast creating it.
Cardstock: Stampin Up Barely Banana
Ribbon: SU Old Olive grosgrain
Embellishments: SU Hodgepodge hardware aged copper clips, Marcella by K Sabrina rhinestones, EK Sticko Inspirables Canvas labels-Feminine
Rubons: Bo Bunny Greenhouse, Royal & Langnickel butterfly glitter
Flowers: SU Flower Fusion Too, Prima Marseille

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sneak Peek:Birthday card

This is a sneak peek at the inside of a birthday card I created. The textures that I use really brought everything together.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stampin Up: Spooky Spider

Make your home and Halloween projects spooktacular this year with the Spooky Spider Décor Elements™! Decorate your candy jar to thrill the treaters, or adhere it above your door to scare off the tricksters. Whatever you do, you’ll be a Halloween hit! The exclusive Spooky Spider comes in three sizes (Small = 4-5/8" x 4", Medium = 8-7/8" x 7-3/4", & Large = 14-15/16" x 13") and two colors (Black, White) and is designed to coordinate with our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper and our Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
Spooky Spider is just in time to help you get ready for Halloween and is priced low so it won’t break
These spiders won’t hang around long, so contact me today to get your Spooky Spider Décor Elements before they vanish into the night!

Image showsKiwi Kiss 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon (#111372), small spider on tag and medium spider on glass jar.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Card: Krafty jingle

This is one of my favorite Christmas cards I've created. I enjoyed distressing the edges of the paper and using the yummy new ribbon from the Stampin' Up catalog.

For more info on the new Stampin Up products, click HERE
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft, Riding Hood Red
Patterned paper: SU Bella Rose
Stamps: SU Alphabet Soup (Ret.)
Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, StazOn Jet Black
Ribbon: SU Alpine Originals
Embellishments: SU On Board Accents

Friday, September 19, 2008

Card: Cuttlebug for you

My goal with this card was to create a textured card without making it too bulky. I am learning the new perks of having a Cuttlebug so please bear with me if I go a little overboard sometimes.
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft, Bazzill textured
Stamps: SU Say It with Scallops
Punch: SU Scallop Square, SU Round Tab
Embellishments: SU On Board Simon Upper (heart)
Embossing: Copper, SU Glassy Glaze enamel, Cuttlebug textile & tiny mosaic
Inks: Big n Juicy Foliage, StazOn Jet Black
Ribbon: SU Chocolate Chip taffeta

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Card: Uncommon Xmas

My idea was to create a fall-inspired christmas card that incorporated the new Stampin' Up papers and rubons.
For more Stampin Up products, click HERE
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft
Patterned Paper: SU Bella Rose
Inks:SU Earth Elements (More Mustard)
Punches: SU Curly Label (as a mask)
Embellishments: SU Die Cut Blooms, Flower Fusion Too, Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver brad
Rubons:SU Season of Cheer

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Card: Cuttlebug Bella Rose

I am the proud owner of a new CUTTLEBUG and I have to admit I am in love. I created this thank you card using one of the embossing dies along with other embellies.
Cardstock: Stampin Up Kraft, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: SU Bella Rose DS
Inks: SU Earth Elements
Flowers: SU Pretties Kit, Flower Fusion Too
Embellishments: SU Button Bouquet (Baja Breeze), Cuttlebug thanks embossing folder

WW: 20th Anniversary

This year Stampin Up is celebrating 20 years in the business, and they have been gracious enough to send us these commemorative pins!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Card: Season of cheer

One of my latest additions to my Christmas collection. For more cards, please click HERE!
Cardstock: Stampin Up Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Patterned Paper: SU DS Holiday Treasures
Embellishments: SU Filigree Brad, SU Scallop edge punch
Rubons: SU Season of Cheer

Card: Saint Nicholas

On Friday I received my first request to create a unique card. My customer asked me to create a special birthday card for his grandmother's 91st birthday. At once I was excited and honored to be entrusted with this. He wanted me to incorporate his grandmother's Italian and Catholic culture. I carefully researched her hometown in Italy and found that the patron saint was Saint Nicholas. The photo on the cover of the card is from the catholic church in that town.
Cardstock: Stampin Up whisper white card
Patterned Paper: Hambly Grandma's wallpaper screenprint
Ribbon: SU So Saffron, Yellow organza, SU Chocolate Chip taffeta
Embellishments: SU jewel brads, SU hodgepodge hardware aged copper (S Clip),Prima flower/leaf, Doodlebug jewel
Rubons: Creative Cafe alphabet, Simply Plaid pink roses

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sneak Peek: Birthday card

This is a sneak peek for a card I created.... I will post the whole card tomorrow.