Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Father's Day

For the Paper Players Challenge

The Card stock is Stampin' Up!'s Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake.  The DSP is from SU Print Poetry and the Neutrals Paper Stack.  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Other Stampin' Up! products are the Modern Label Punch and Linen Thread.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gingham Garden

Here is a super quick project:  Cover a Composition Notebook with some Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make yourself a special notebook.  I will use this one at work for meeting notes.  Stampin' Up!'s new DSP Gingham Garden will brighten up my office for spring.

Just cut the DSP the size of your notebook cover and glue to the front and back.  Before you place the binding on the side of the notebook add some ribbon for a bookmark.  I used Stampin' Up! Island Indigo.

I used some of SU's Gingham Garden Washi Tape to decorate the Binding.  There you have it-quick and simple!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

CAS Masculine

This is my submission for the Paper Players Clean and Simple (CAS) Masculine challenge.

I used Stampin' Up!'s Epic Day This and That  DSP and the coordinating Epic Day stickers. The "ticket" is cut out of Epic Day DSP.  The cardstock is SU Gumball Green.  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Basic Gray.

Love the New Strawberry Slush

Stampin' Up! has a new catalog!  If you would like a copy of the new catalog, email me ( and I will be sure that you get one.  One of the new "In Colors" is Strawberry Slush.   This is the featured color in my card today for the PPA Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch:
and here is my card:

I cropped a portion of Stampin' Up!'s Pleasant Poppies stamp and used SU Perfectly Penned set for the sentiment.
The DSP and the Washi Tape are both SU Gingham Garden.  The ink and the cardstock is Strawberry Slush.  I am loving this new in color.

More with Strawberry Slush:

This card uses the Wildflower Meadow stamp set and embossing folder.  Look for the bundle in the new catalog and save 15%.

And here's another variation.  As I always say, if you are making one card, why not make a few variations \to have on hand for those cards you need in a hurry.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the May Pals Blog Hop and our annual retirement party! It's time to say goodbye to stamps and accessories that will not be available in the new 2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog. Although it's always sad to see wonderful products retire, it is exciting to think about all of the new products that will soon be available. So enjoy the farewell tour for our favorite retiring products - and remember you have until June 3rd to order from the retiring product lists.

You should have just left stop number 18 on the Pals Hop
  • Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'

  •  If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

    I am going to miss my favorite DSP collection, Comfort Cafe.
    The two stamp sets I used are also retiring, Kindness Matters and Curly Cute.

    I used Curly Cute on the inside of the card.

    I have used the Curly Cute sentiments on almost All of my Thank You and Birthday Cards.  (If you want some good advice, I suggest purchasing a Curly Cute set while they are still available.  You won't be sorry; it is a very versatile sentiment set to own)

        The next stop is
  • Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  • stop number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

    1. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
    2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
    3. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
    4. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
    5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
    6. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
    7. nicole watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
    8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
    9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
    10. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
    11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
    12. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
    13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
    14. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
    15. Leslie Davis at Life's Moments
    16. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
    17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
    18. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
    19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter   YOU ARE HERE
    20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
    21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    22. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
    23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
    24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
    25. Peggy Noe at
    26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
    27. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair
    28. Shirley Sumption at look at my cute stuff
    29. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
    30. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
    31. Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Hello Doily

    This is for the PPA Color Challenge:

    Hello Doily is one of my favorite stamps and I don't use it enough.  This color combination was a struggle for me, but this is what I finally
    put together.

    We can always use a Thank you card.

    Stamps are Hello Doily and Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Summer Starfruit Ribbon and Summer Starfruit ink stamped on Summer Starfruit card stock.

    Word Window and Modern Label Punches
    Pool Party Button

    Epic Day

    This design is for the Paper Players Challenge. 

    Stampin' Up!'s Epic Day This and That designer series paper is a great collection of colors and designs.

    All products Stampin' Up!

    Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party  DSP:  Epic Day This and That
    Big Shot paper Doiley Sizzllits L, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L
    Delicate Doilies Lace Tape
    Stamp:  Teeny Tiny Wishes