Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wish Big!

Here is a sweet little gift that you could use as a Teacher's Gift or a gift for a co-worker.  This is from Sam in the UK.  I enjoy watching the UK demos switching between Imperial and Metric measurements; I know I can't do that!

This is a pair of altered tea lights and a mini box of matches.  The DSP is from This and That Epic Day.  The tea lights are covered with washi tape.  The punches used are the Large Oval and the Scalloped Oval.  The Wish Big sentiment is from Pennant Parade.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

PPA 161 -- Ooh La La!


My favorite stamp in the new Stampin' Up! catalog is actually a Wheel called "Shop Around"  It was a "must have" for me.  When I saw the sketch challenge for this week, I immediately thought of using the wheel on the diagonal for this design.

So here it is:

All Products Stampin' Up!

Early Espresso and Soft Suede Inks
Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Card Stock
Shop Around Wheel and Friendship Preserves Stamp Set
Window Frames Collection Framelits
Candy Dots Neutrals

I wheeled the design on a diagonal and then I wheeled it again on another piece of cardstock and cut out one of the "ad" sections, being sure to capture the talk bubble "ooh la la!".  
I sponged all the edges with Soft Suede. 

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

All That's New

Thank you for joining us for the June Pals Blog Hop and our kickoff to the new catalog! Are you ready to see wonderful creations featuring new products from the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog? Get ready to update your wish list!

You should have just left stop number 18, Brian King at Stamp with Brian,  on the Pals Hop.   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 decided to use all the five new In Colors from the New Catalog.  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush.   I used the new Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Madness stamp set and the matching Mosaic Punch.  Check out page 123 of the new catalog to save 15% when you bundle the stamp set and punch.  The sentiments are from Loving Thoughts.

The next stop is Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit,, stop number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  2. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  3. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  8. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  9. Shannon Jaramillo at
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  12. Amy L. Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stampin
  15. Patti Macleith at Papercrafts by Patti
  16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter   YOU ARE HERE
  20. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  23. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  24. Peggy Noe at
  25. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space

Saturday, June 8, 2013

PPA160 A Color Challenge


This week's challenge is a Color Challenge

My card uses the Triple Stamping Technique.  You stamp your design on 3 pieces of neutral card stock and then mat each piece with another piece of matching card stock.  You may remember I made one in earth tones with leaves (SU Gently Falling) last fall for the Pals September Blog Hop.

This time around I used Stampin' Up!'s Stippled Blossoms and Flowering Flourishes stamp sets.  I did a lot of "Stamping Off " on this card.  "Stamping Off" is the technique of inking up the stamp, stamping the image once on a scrap piece of paper and then stamping it again on the project (without re-inking). I stamped off when stamping the Gumball Green background with the Flowering Flourishes so that the background would be subtle.

Stippled Blossoms is a 2 Step Stamping Set and is usually used with two colors close in color.  I had only Primrose Petals to work with so I stamped the lighter color image by stamping off the Primrose Petals once for step 1 of the image and then inked and stamped  Primrose Petals for part 2.

The sentiment on the front of the card is SU Petite Pairs and the inside sentiment is from SU Best of Birthdays.  I also used Primrose Petals Dahlias.

Post Script:  After I posted my card I went to Ann Schach's blog and learned that that I should have stamped off 3 times on the Stippled Blossoms.  That is why I love to participate in these challenges; there is so much opportunity for learning.  Thanks PPA!