Thursday, April 29, 2010

You Have to Check This Out

If you love lots of bling on your bracelets, which I do, you'll love this project. I ran some ribbon through a Simply Adorned bracelet and then added Pretties Kit beads and pearls. I picked up a pack of head pins from a craft store and made lots and lots of bangles to attach to the bracelet. I also used the Filigree brads for added panache. Don't you just love the way I used up a ton of pieces from my Pretties Kit. This is the perfect project to use up what is left in your kit. I know that all the hats pins, half pearls, and flowers are gone in my kit. Now what to do with the pearls?

Friday, April 23, 2010

I Don't Think I Could Do It Again

Have you ever made something and it turned out unexpectedly different than you planned? I do that when cooking all the time. We just say "enjoy it because I don't think I can make it the same." It's a case of winging it. Well that is what happened with the "Liz" on my art journal. The letters were beautifully embossed and then I decided they needed a bit of texture. So, I put them in the Perfect Polka Dots Impressionz folder and ended up getting a cool distressed funky shabby look. You can't tell from the picture but there are still touches of embossing which gives an unrepeatable look.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Them Now, Or Forever Hold Your Peace

Your Favorite "retiring" Stampin' Up! Colors!

As of June 30, 2010 Stampin' Up! will be retiring these colors. You have until May 30, 2010 to be guaranteed your order for any items carried in these colors. Starting June 1, 2010 items in these colors will be available while supplies last. Take a look at your own stamping supplies and see if there is something that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS. Now is the time to order cardstock in any of these colors or ink refills for your pads. You can place an order at anytime by going to my website here, or send me an email.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Daisy, Daisy..."

"... on a bicycle built for two." Pedaling Past is a new stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog. It's super versatile. You can go retro, vintage, shabby, or simple and clean with these stamps. Check back over the next little bit as I'll be posting a series of swap cards made with this set.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pretty in Plum

This card is soft and super pretty. With a Versamark pad I stamped the flowers and with Stampin' Pastels I dabbed a little chalk on top. It's an old technique, but super perfect for flowers and the season. The swatch of DSP is from the Tea Party collection. And, for the background if you have not ordered the Impressionz folder from the Occasions Mini Catalog you have just a few days left. The mini ends April 30th.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scraps on My Table

When I was younger I would come in and ask what was for dinner. My momma always said something like, "F and F" or "L and L" which stood for fix it and find out or left overs and like it. Well these cards are definitely a fix it and find out what it is going to be and they are both made with leftovers. Enjoy!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tres Tres Chic

Just a couple cards and a Decor Element that feature the Tres Chic background stamp/design. These two cards are just a few of what I stamped to coordinate with the large Decor Element piece that I made for the Scrapbook Expo. The Tres Chic Decor Element is mounted on a 24" x 30" stretched canvas. I first painted the canvas with a beachy blue paint mixed with a clear glaze.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

In CASE You Didn't Notice

On page 14 of the Occasions Mini Catalog there is a great card sample stamped with the I {Heart} Hearts set. This card I am sharing today features the With Love stamp set, the Trio Flower punch, and the Beautiful Wings embosslit die. In case you didn't notice I completely copied the layout of Stampin' Up!'s card. The layout is unique and easy to replicate with stamps and punches in your collection--give it a try.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two-Step Special

Stampin' Up!'s Two-Step Stampin' sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And now, from April 1-30 only, you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set--or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!

Item #117062 Awash with Flowers (wood mount; set of 18) $39.95
Item #120549 Awash with Flowers (clear mount; set of 18) $27.95

Plus, get 20 percent off a selection of perfectly springy Two-Step Stampin' sets from our current catalog:
Item #113824, Pg 94, Greenhouse Garden (Regular $25.95 - Sale $20.76)
Item #113734, Pg 98, Fifth Avenue Floral (Regular $24.95 - Sale $19.96)
Item #111578, Pg 101, Flower Fancy (Regular $36.95 - Sale $29.56)
Item #113258, Pg 112, Trendy Trees (Regular $17.95 - Sale $14.36)