Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Well Red

If you have not seen the Sending Love designer series papers from Stampin' Up! you are missing out. These are gorgeous as each sheet shines with glittery designs on one side. This card is quick and simple. I punched the focal flower from one of the glittery sheets, added a couple ribbon loop leaves, and a greeting and bodda bomb, all done.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Made with Scraps

I find that some of my favorite cards are those that I put together with scraps leftover on my table. Maybe it's because they are spontaneous. I think this one is adorable. The butterfly was cut with the exclusive Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings embosslit die. As always the bling just makes me sing!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Well there is no puffy tail, but this card is stunning in person. The entire bunny panel has been covered with Iridescent Ice embossing powder which makes for a fabulous look. You know what I really like about this card is white button with the yellow brad in the center--too stinkin' cute. The DSP is from the Occasions Mini and is called Shades of Spring.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beautiful Booth

This past weekend four of us demonstrators ran a Stampin' Up! booth at the Pleasanton CA Scrapbook Expo. We had tons of fun chatting with others who enjoy paper crafting as much as we do. Here is a picture of what we did with our 10' x 10' space. We included a free make & take for anyone to stop by and put together. More than 240 finished our very cute tag projects.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chocolate Blue Celery?

Enjoy a few samples from our Scrapbook Expo booth. These were made for one of our boards which had a Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, and Certainly Celery color theme. All supplies are from Stampin' Up! and most are from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Paper Flower

This is the last one, for a while that is. Like the fabric flowers I showed a few posts back, these little paper flowers are also addicting. I find the color combo here to be strong and striking. What do you think?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Too Much Bling?

NEVER! You can never have too much bling in my opinion. Put it on this and that, put it here and there, put it everywhere. These strings of rhinestones came from the egg decorating kit found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. The kit also has some great rub ons and die cuts. For this card I made another paper flower to anchor the project with a strong focal point. I don't know if you can see it very well, but there is shimmer paint spritzed all over--it just adds to the "bling" effect. I also love the mini jewel tag. The stamp and the punch are also both from the mini. You have until the end of April to purchase these amazing must have products.

Friday, March 12, 2010

In With the Trend

Dimensional paper flowers are super in trend right now. Being a trendy girl, I have been making lots and lots of different types of paper flowers. The flower here is stamped first with the A - Z stamp, then punched out, then the edges are sponged, and then I distress the pieces to breakdown the fibers so I can separate the cardstock into ultra thin layers. Take all your pieces and crinkle them, open them up, then layer them to form a flower. A touch of bling is a must for the center. I don't mean a thing if it ain't got the bling!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I Bought a Non SU! Stamp :0(

Yes I did, I bought a non Stampin' Up! stamp, but I am not a traitor--I promise! Last month my husband took me to a cooking class to learn to make homemade ravioli. When the instructor said the magic words that we would be using a stamp to press the ravioli, I knew I was buying another stamp for my collection. Since the class I have made lots of ravioli which takes a good chunk of time to complete, but it is fun and tasty. The photos in these pictures are of butternut squash with ricotta cheese filled ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce. I also added a mini caprese salad to make for a great meal.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I Knew Old was New

I have liked vintage forever, even when it is not so in. Right now it has made a nice comeback in the world of stampin' and I am doin' the happy dance. This "Hug" love note measures 2.25" x 4" and features the larger flower from the Vintage Vogue stamp set. I love what the spritzing and sponging add to the overall look of the tiny card. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Caution, Very Addicting

Stamper beware, making these layered fabric flowers is addicting!!! I easily cut the four different sized flowers using my Big Shot with the Stampin' Up! Flower Folds Bigz XL die. With some fabric remnants and a little fabric glue you can make lots. Each flower has four of four sizes for a total of 16. In no time at all I made about 15 flowers. I added pin backs to some and attached them to a pairing of skinny scarves that I crocheted. With a few of the others I used them on the fronts of the Stampin' Up! 5" x 5" Art Journals. All supplies, except the fabric, are from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

But They're Only...

Paper roses... These flowers are so full of texture and dimension. They add a great flair or focal to any project. For this card I used more paper from the Welcome Neighbor free pad from Sale-A-Bration. In person you can see all the beautiful sparkle that I added by spritzing shimmer paint all over. Can you see the tiny bit of bling? That comes from the Eggcoutrements egg decorating set.

Monday, March 1, 2010

3" x 6" Quick Cards

These are super easy, fast, and fun cards. Just use two pieces of 6" x 6" designer series papers, fold them in half, glue two halves together, and then fold the top corners down. Nancy F. shared this design and I think it is fabulous. All these samples use the Welcome Neighbor papers which you can get for free with a $50 purchase. The papers are found in the Sale-A-Bration catalog and there are 72 sheets total: 3 each of 24 double-sided patterns.