Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Retirement Christine

This is a card for my friend Christine who will be retiring next week.

This is also being submittted for the PPA Challenge #137

PPA137 - A Sketch Challenge

PPA137 So here is the sketch and an explanation of what I submitted. I used Stampin' Up! products for all the elements of this card.

The card stock is Very Vanilla and the DSP is Comfort Cafe. The ink is Cajun Craze. I stamped the Humming Bird and the Flowers (from Elements of Style) and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I created the Very Vanilla paper "lace" with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border. The tiny flowers above the hummingbird were stamped with an image from the Tiny Tags set. The "Happy Retirement" sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched with the Word Window Punch.

After I embossed the hummingbird image, I cut it out and placed it in on top of another stamped hummingbird image in the smaller circle.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chelsea turns 40!

June 20th is my God Daughter's 40th Birthday.  Happy Birthday Chelsea!

Samples from The Open House

Here are the samples of Cards we made at the Open House.  If you would like to attend the next open house, email me at

Father's Day 2012

Here is Das's Father's Day Card.  This stamp set is Stampin' Up!'s  Homegrown.  It is now retired but I love it!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pals June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! The Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to share some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite products from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!

You've probably hopped over from Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps

I'm stop number 16 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in!   I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for new Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!  Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track. 

My project uses two of the new Stampin' Up! stamp sets: Postage Due and Papillon Potpourri.  I used the new SU punch, Elegant Butterfly.

I used two of the new SU In Colors, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit, both inks and Cardstock.  Other SU products used: Dazzling Details and Crystal Effects.  The DSP is from My Mind's Eye, called 29th Street Market and was the perfect background for the Midnight Muse and the Summer Starfruit.   The sentiment is from Elements of Style.

To make the butterfly on the lower left of the card, I sponged Summer Starfruit onto some SU Naturals Ivory Cardstock.  Then I stamped the image in Midnight Muse.  I placed some Dazzling Details on the edges of the wings and let that dry for a few minutes.  Then I applied the Crystal Effects on the whole butterfly.  When that dried, I punched it out with the coordinating punch and attached it with a SU dimensional.

I sponged the edges of the design as well as the edges of the sentiment.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn stop number 17 on the Pals New Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!  

The Blog Hop Line-Up is below:
  1. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  4. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  5. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  6. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  7. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  8. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  9. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  10. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards
  14. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  15. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  20. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  26. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  27. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  28. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  29. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  30. Nakaba Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  31. Wendy Smith at West Wind Curiosities

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    Red White and Blue - PPA 136

    Here is my submission for the PPA 136 Color Challenge-Red, White and Blue

    I used two of the new Stampin' Up! stamp sets:  Pretty Postage and Priority Mail.  The tiny heart above the Handle With Care  sentiment is from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits.