Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cheerful Critters!

I basically CASEd this from the new Occasions Mini, but these little dudes are the cutest things!  I lost my creative mojo this past fall, but the new Mini has given me inspiration.

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Stamps:  Cheerful Critters, A Dozen Thoughts

Paper:  White, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Best Year Ever dsp

Ink:  Black, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon

Accessories:  Calypso Coral pompom trim, Coastal Cabana stretch ruffle trim, Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon, Candy Dots brads, Aquapainter, Big Shot, Banners framelits, stapler, piercing tool

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Visions of Santa!

Love these creepy dancing Santas!    I've been dying to get this set and see what I could do with these hairy-chested, clearly spandex-clad gentlemen.  I paired this one with the this piece of Santa & Co DSP to create an instant look.

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Stamps:  Visions of Santa

Paper:  Marina Mist, White, Cherry Cobbler, Santa & Co. dsp

Ink:  Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tones  Pads:  Lost Lagoon

Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels framelits, Candy Dots, Real Red woven satin ribbon, Ticket-Corner punch, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

White Christmas!

I love this set, too!  I can't wait to do something with these trees and the station wagon with the Christmas tree on top.  The star is the Champagne glimmer paper.  The trees and the hill are dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

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Stamps:  White Christmas

Paper:  White, Lost Lagoon, All is Clear dsp, Typeset Specialty DSP, Champagne Glimmer paper

Ink:  Black, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals, Candy Dot brads, Lost Lagoon silky taffeta ribbon

Holiday Home!

I just have to say that I love this set!!  It's so cute and, with all the little seasonal bits,  it's so versatile. This is also my first attempt with Blendabilities.  I didn't think that I'd like them, but they're great!

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Stamps:  Holiday Home

Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Coral Calypso, Pear Pizzazz, Motley Monster dsp

Ink:  Memento Black.  Blendabilities:  Cherry Cobbler, Coral Calypso, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive

Accessories:  Big Shot, Homemade Holiday framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Scallop Border punch, 1/16 circle punch, white gel pen, Dimensionals, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight seam binding, Daffodil Delight 1/8" taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

So Very Happy!

Cutest little owl, ever!!

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Stamps:  So Very Happy

Paper:  White, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Pistachio Pudding, All Abloom dsp

Ink:  Black, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Coral Calypso

Accessories:  Big Shot, Starburst framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Candy Dots, rhinestones, Strawberry Slush ruffled stretch trim, Pear Pizzazz taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ray of Sunshine!

I love the "face" in this set, but I don't believe that this card uses it as well as I hoped.  I should've used glimmer paper for the rays, but I was out, so I fussed with gold glitter on these -- and ended up wearing most of it!

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Stamps:  Ray of Sunshine

Paper:  Gold Foil, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, White, Gold Soiree dsp

Ink:  Black Staz-On

Accessories:  Big Shot, Window Pane and Circles framelits, 1 3/4" and 1/4" Circle punches, Ticket-Corner punch, brads, Daffodil Delight seam binding, gold ultra-fine glitter

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Forever Floral!

I thought of this the first time I saw this stalk of foxglove!  The stalk to the left is popped up on Dimensionals.

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Stamps:  Forever Floral

Paper:  White, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green

Ink:  Black, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lilac

Accessories:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Ticket-Corner punch, brads, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Perfect Peacock!

This was the first set that I wanted from the new catty!  I unfortunately missed the deadline for the new Stampin' Blendabilities, so I did this with my usual method of watercoloring -- lifting the ink directly off the ink pad with an Aquapainter.  The Island Indigo/Wisteria Wonder centers of the feathers are flecked with gold ultra-fine glitter.  By the way, Mossy Meadow is the most glorious color ever!

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Stamps:  Perfect Peacock

Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Mossy Meadow, White, All Abloom dsp

Ink:  Black, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Ticket-Corner punch, Gold ultra-fine glitter, Gold sequin trim, Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon, Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The June issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler is now available!!

Our June Sampler is dedicated to all those lovely couples tying the knot.  "Betrothed" offers beautiful hand-stamped card ideas for the wedding couple, creative tablescapes and a special bridal tea ensemble.

Order yours today!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Chalk Talk

The vanilla Adornments don't work well in this photo, but they look fine in real life -- it's actually fairly pretty.

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Stamps:  Chalk Talk

Paper:  White, Pool Party, some random SU! dsp that I had in a pile

Ink:  Pool Party

Accessories:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Scallop Trim border, 1 3/8" Circle and Ticket-Corner punches, Adornments, Basic and Jumbo Pearl jewels, White 5/8" satin ribbon, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Dimensionals


This was a graduation card for my son.  Very suitable for him, as he is a brainiac, and will be going to the University of Maryland.  I made the brad by grabbing the UMd logo and shrinking it down  to fit within the 1/2" circle punch.  This also a Splitcoast Stamper Creative Crew project -- CCREW0614DF. 

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Stamps:  Pomp and Circumstance, Perfect Punches

Paper:  White, Pool Party, Island Indigo

Ink:  Black, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Silver glitter, Modern Label, Ticket-Corner and 1/2" Circle punches, Build-a-Brad kit, Candy Dots, White 5/8" Satin ribbon, Sycamore Row 1/4" ribbon

Thursday, May 22, 2014

So sad to lose Secret Garden....

So sad to lose Secret Garden and it's coordinating framelits to this years' retired list.  I saw that SU! used it in this month's Stampin' Success to show the uses of Blendabilites, and was hopeful that it'd be in the new catalog -- but not....

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Stamps:  Secret Garden, Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  White, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush

Ink:  Black, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, Strawberry Slush, Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Secret Garden and Bitty Banners framelits, Daffodil Delight seam binding, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals, Ticket-Corner punch, Brights Candy Dots brads

Pomp and Circumstance

Here's a graduation card using Pomp and Circumstance from the 2014 Occasions Mini.  I definitely like the weirdness of the graduation cap on the exposed brain!

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Stamps:  Pomp and Circumstance

Paper:  Island Indigo, White, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Wonder dsp

Ink:  Black, Basic Gray, Slate Smoke, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Big Shot, Window Pane and Chalk Talk framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Brights Candy Dots, Daffodil Delight seam binding, Island Indigo 1/8" Sycamore Street ribbon, dimensionals, aquapainter

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

More Creative Crew!

Here's is a second card for the April Creative Crew gallery over at Splitcoast Stampers!  I don't know which random embossing  folder I used, but it is marked Sizzix.

All products used are Stampin Up, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms, Favorite Greetings

Paper:  White, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Watercolor Wonder dsp

Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi

Accessories:  Big Shot, random Sizzix folder, Apothecary Accents framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Scallop border punch, Brights Candydots brads, Pearl jewels, Dimensionals

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Creative Crew

This is my first attempt for this month's Creative Crew gallery over at Splitcoast Stampers.

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Stamps:  Best of Butterflies, Pennant Parade

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Watercolor Wonder dsp

Ink:  Black, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Big Shot, Floral Frames framelits, Label Card thinlit, gold Smooch Spritz, Dimensionals, sponges, aquapainter

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Celebrate the Easter season with the March 2014 Sampler, "Rejoice in Easter".  This Easter issue offers project ideas for a memorable Easter season.  The projects this month are 'eggcellent.  Inside you'll find Easter-themed greeting cards, a mini spring flip-flop album, an elegant Easter daffodil suite to stuff with goodies and much more.

This months template is the Bunny Weathervane.  A great idea for your Easter table centerpiece.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Distressed banners

Just a pretty card!  No other reason than that...

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Stamps:  Loving Thoughts

Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso

Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Venetian Romance dsp, Soho Subway dsp

Accessories:  Big Shot, Banners framelits, Birds & Blossoms Sizzlits, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials, Ticket-Corner punch, Lable punch, brads, sponges, Antique brads, Vanilla seam binding, Pool Party seam binding

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Perfect Pennants!

I was just playing around with Perfect Pennants and the Banners framelits and this is what I came up with.  Just a little fun for a dull, dreary January afternoon!

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Stamps:  Perfect Pennants

Paper:  White, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Watercolor Wonder dsp, silver Glimmer paper

Ink:  Coral Calypso, Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Big Shot, Banners framelits, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions folder, Petite Punch Pack heart punch, Ticket-Corner punch, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January PCS now available!

Time to release the 5th year of the Paper Crafters Sampler.  Once again we start the first issue by preparing for upcoming Valentine's Day.  We've made a few changes this time around by avoiding the most common color associated with Valentine's Day, red.
Inside the January issue, Venetian Valentine, you'll find soft and subdued colors, fancy flourishes, embossed surfaces and splashes of gold.  Tres le femme! The template of the month is the Fliptop Heart Trinket Box.
January 2014 ~ Venetian Valentine:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ring in the New Year with the 2014 Paper Crafters Sampler earlybird special!

Get all 12 issues of the 2014 year (released during their designated months) for just $89.00.  Full year subscribers receive $5 off each monthly issue; regularly priced $12.99.
All those who subscribe to the 2014 Full Year Sampler by January 10th,  receive the "2013 Sampler In Review".  The Sampler review highlights one project from each of the previous 12 months.  
Your bonus "2013 year in review" is available as an instant download for all earlybird subscribers.