Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Days Before and After

If you follow my blog you probably noticed that I didn't write anything about the cards I posted on Monday and Tuesday.

I didn't say anything because what I had to say was mostly about the new Stampin' Up! catalog that is going live tomorrow!

Rather than tell you about the new products, but not show them to you, I just posted the cards.  Both cards were made from a new DSP Specialty paper called Under the Tree.

This new specialty DSP is meant to be used with our new box making tool.  More about that tool later this week.

I just want  to say that  tomorrow we will have a new PPA challenge as well as the launch of the new catalog.  I will probably post twice so that I can show you my PPA card and also to post the PDF of the new Holiday Catalog.

If you have not received a copy of the new catalog yet, just send me an email with your address and I will get one out to you ASAP.  I have to say, I think this is the best Holiday catalog yet!

SO, good things are coming soon.  Stay tuned and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Be the Star You Are - Bokeh

The Friday Mashup this week taught me a new technique!  Check it out:

Bokeh at the Friday Mashup

It is always fun to learn a new technique.  This is my first attempt.  I plan to do more of this technique and become more proficient.

 I used Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant inks on Watercolor Paper.  Try this technique, it is fun and it makes you feel "artsy"!  Instead of all circles, I also used tiny stars.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Another Christmas Card

So here is what I did with one of my tags from yesterday.

I cut the tag top off and mounted it on a piece of DSP from "Under the Tree" and then placed that on a top fold card base of Cherry Cobbler.

I continued the tiny snowflakes in Cherry Cobbler on the card base.  Those snowflakes are from "Visions of Santa"  I stamped "Christmas" from the stamp set "Endless Wishes" in Stazon Jet Black ink.

Gold Baker's Twine is wrapped above and below the focal point sentiment.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tags for You

My post is a little different today.  Instead of a card, I am showing two tags that I made with a new stamp set called Seasonally Scattered.  This set will be available on August 28th when the new catalog goes live.

I really like the sentiment being the negative part of the design.  (I think that's how you would describe it)

This first one is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Naturals Ivory card stock.

I actually embellished this original design by using a very small multiple snowflake stamp from a new set called, Visions of Santa.  That is why my design goes all the way to the edge of my tag.

This next one is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Kraft card stock.  The "ribbon" is a few strands form the Burlap Ribbon.

 These tags can be used on gift bags or gift boxes or could also be used on a card.  I am going to do something with these two tags tonight and I will post the results tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello Fall!

PPA Sketch Challenge
Please join us this week
Follow the link to play Pals Paper Arts 216

The base card stock is Soft Suede, embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.
The DSP is Color Me Autumn from the Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set, For All Things, and the Gold Metal Button are also from the holiday catalog,  The two sections of DSP are joined with the matching Washi Tape.  You can say that I used everything on page 41 of the Holiday Catalog!

I also used the Burlap Ribbon and the Autumn Accents Bigz die.

Can you believe Fall is almost here?  Where did the summer go?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Making Spirits Bright

New paper and a new stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  The paper is a Specialty DSP called Under the Tree and the stamp set is called Making Spirits Bright.  Stay tuned...the catalog goes live next week!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I Cannot Thank You Enough

One of the best deals around is Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper Stacks. I used the Moonlight collection for the background DSP on this card. There are 48 sheets in a stack; 4 each of 12 double sided designs, measuring 4.25 X 6.5. All this for $6.95. Check it out on page 185 in the catalog.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tis the Season

This card is a combination of two new stamp sets, Ornamental Pine and Visions of Santa.

The colors are Baked Brown Sugar and Real Red.

The two stamp sets are in the new catalog. Stay tuned for the new Stampin' Up! catalog; it goes live on August 28th,