Sunday, January 22, 2012


This is another swap card I came up with, this time for a Sale-A-Bration swap. 
I really love the upcoming Sale-A-Bration ribbon and brad combo pack!  I threaded some of the Lucky Limeade ribbon through a strip of Everyday Enchantment SAB designer series paper that I had punched with the Lace Border punch.  This went onto a Vintage Wallpaper-embossed Very Vanilla background that I sponged with Soft Suede and Pool Party ink. 

The main piece is stamped with the Elementary Elegance stamp set.  Before I stamped, I inked the stamp in Soft Suede ink, then used a blender pen to remove some ink from a few of the little images in the stamp.  I coloured those images with the Pool Party Stampin' Write marker before stamping, so there is a multi-coloured image.  The center is punched out with the Curly Label punch, then the sentiment is stamped in Lucky Limeade.  A few rhinestone jewels finish off the card.

Again, I received some beautiful cards in this swap.  I'll post photos in a few days.

Blessings to you,

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mixed Bunch

This is a card I created for an Occasions Mini catalogue swap that I participated in.
As soon as I saw the new Blossom punch in the mini catalogue, I knew I had to have it!  I'm such a sucker for punches! And of course, you can't get the punch without the coordinating stamp set, so Mixed Bunch went onto my order as well. 

It may sound silly, but I actually chose my colours based on the In Color designer brads because I have tons of them and I wanted to use them up on my swaps!  So, In Colors it was!  This card has Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder.  To finish off the flowers, I added some polka dot designer brads - as previously mentioned - some mini brads and some rhinestone jewels.

The Island Indigo background piece is embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder, and I added some Pear Pizzazz pleated satin ribbon as well.

You wouldn't believe all the gorgeous cards I received in this swap!  My card board is full of new amazing samples to show my customers and club ladies!  I'll try and post a few photos in the next few days.

Blessings to you,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January Scrapbook Club Layout

This month we did a Valentine's Day layout using the new Hearts Framelits dies for the Big Shot.
I love the new Twitterpated product suite, so we used the designer series paper, pleated satin ribbon and buttons for the layout as well.  The Take it to Heart set, of course, coordinates perfectly, so we embellished the keepsake envelope with that set.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Stamp Club Cards

Happy New Year!  I've had so much fun playing with all the new stuff from the Occasions Mini Catalogue, and my Stamp Club ladies get to share in the fun!  Here's what we'll be making this month:
This is my sneak peek card for the upcoming Sale-A-Bration!  I copied the butterfly idea out of the mini catalogue.  It uses the new lace doily sizzlits die in Calypso Coral, layered over some Everyday Enchantment designer series paper, then cut with the Beautiful Butterflies die.  I also used one of the new Edgelets dies and embossing folders for the bottom of the card.  The sentiment is from Elementary Elegance, stamped in Lucky Limeade.  Some SAB ribbon and a brad finish off the card.
I definitely wanted to show off the new Framelits dies, so I used them with the Take it to Heart stamp set.  I stamped the bird in black Staz-On on watercolour paper, then coloured using my Stampin' Pastels and a blender pen.  I also used my Aqua Painter with some Baja Breeze ink to colour in the heart so it would blend better with the Twitterpated designer series paper.  I punched a scallop circle out of Blushing Bride, then used my bone folder to soften the paper (swipe the bone folder over the cardstock several times until the edges start to come apart).  Then I peeled apart the scallop circle so I had two that look like suede.  I glued those together, then did the same thing with some Island Indigo paper and my Boho Blossoms punch.  To finish off the card, I added some Blushing Bride folded satin ribbon and a Twitterpated button from the new mini catalogue. 
I couldn't go without the new scented embossing powders, so I had to show this to my Stamp Club ladies!  The cherries from the Mouthwatering set are inked with Real Red craft ink and a Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write marker.  I then poured some Cherry-scented embossing powder over the cherries and heat set them.  They smell soooooo good!  The card is simply finished with some polka-dot embossed Lucky Limeade cardstock and Real Red satin ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings to you,