Friday, May 18, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Flight of the Butterfly

I held a class on how to do One Sheet Wonders. These are the cards that we created.

The way a one sheet wonder works, is that you start with a plain sheet of cardstock (you can also use a piece of DSP but I wanted to stamp!). Then you stamp the cardstock full of images. You want to make sure that the paper is quite full because once you cut it, you may end up with white space that you don't really want. Here is what my 6x6 cardstock looked like before I cut it up to use on my cards.

After you stamp, then you cut it up to use on the cards. There are lots of people who have shared their templates. I'm not sure which/who's pattern I used to cut this up. I can get you the measurements if you really want them! Let me know in the comments!

Here are the close ups of the 8 cards that this 6x6 made.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pool Party ribbon, 
Wide oval punch, Butterfly punch, sponges, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder

The Flight of the Butterfly, all the grosgrain ribbon, the butterfly punch and Sincere Salutations are all retiring! Don't miss out on these fun things!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Graduation Announcements

My neighbor and friend has a son that is graduating this year from Shoreland Lutheran High School in Somers, WI. She asked me to create 76 invites for her. Now you know part of what I was doing in April! Of course they weren't the easiest cards around either! I love how they turned out! My oldest daughter, Abi is a freshman at the same High School. She was pretty mad when she saw these! She thought they were so cool and was afraid that I didn't have anything left for her graduation in 3 years. I have time but I am in need of a few ideas!

Here's a group picture of all 76 invites.

Here's a close up of one. You can see that they are a criss-cross card. Lots of little things on this card. They took a long time to get done!

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Basic Black, Summer Sun (retired), Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black DSP, Round Tab punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle
 punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Timeless Type dies, dimensional, Tombo liquid adhesive

 While I used this card for an announcement/invitation, you could make it as a card to give to the graduates in your life! Change colors to your students high school colors and your all set! Just be prepared that there are A LOT of little parts to this card!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stampin' Up!: One Layer Butterfly

This was club card from a while ago. My ladies had challenged me to create a card that didn't use any layers. I found one (several actually) like this one. This one uses the colors Marina Mist and Certainly Celery with the flowers and words stamped in Basic Gray. I cut a butterfly from the Beautiful Butterfly die from copy paper. Placed the mask down on the cardstock and sponged the Marina Mist and Certainly Celery into the opening. Before removing the mask, stamp the daisies. Remove mask and add sentiment. Simply Beautiful!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies die, sponges

Upsy Daisy is on the retiring list. Don't miss it!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stampin' Up!: March Christmas Cards

If you follow my blog, you know that I having been doing Christmas cards each month so that when the Christmas rush comes, I have one thing done! These are then already to be addressed (I use an Excel document for my address that I keep updated every year) and mailed! 

These are my cards from March. Yes, they were completed in March! I'm very sad that Welcome Christmas is on the retiring list. I have LOVED this set since I first laid eyes on it. It just has a very classic/traditional/vintage Christmas feel to it.

Here's a close up of one. You can see that I embossed the red panel with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. The ribbon is the polka dotted scallop ribbon but I used the backside of the ribbon so you don't see the polka dots.

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black scallop polka dot ribbon, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, glue dots

You'll see the stamp set Short & Sweet on this card too. It is also on the retiring list! Don't miss out on your favorites that won't be around much longer!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stampin' Up! Mother's Doily

I hope that everyone had a great Mother's day yesterday! Ours was quiet which makes it a GREAT day! 

Here's a card that I created for my mom for Mother's day. I used this card to show off the doily die as well as the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the blossom punch. I also used two of the retiring In Colors, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. I must admit that I had a very difficult time working this the doily die. Once I realized that my Big Shot was too "loose" to cut this die correctly, I was able to add 2 sheets of copy paper to my sandwich and then the cardstock was being cut completely through and I fell in love with this die.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose
Accessories: Doily Die, Blossom punch, Word Window punch, Modern 
Label punch, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, mini brads, dimensionals

Don't miss out on the In Colors! They will be gone on May 31!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Stampin' Up! For All You Do

Here's another club card from a month or so ago. I really love how these colors worked so well together! This stamp set is on the retiring list. Don't miss out!

We ran the Old Olive through the Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Then we ran the Whisper White ink pad over the embossed areas. The flowers were rock n rolled in Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo. I then spritzed the image with Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo markers and the Spritzer tool. The butterfly was off stamped twice before being stamped onto the project.

Stamps: For All You Do
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Cardstock: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Melon Mambo scalloped ribbon, spritzer tool, Tangerine Tango and Melon 
Mambo markers, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Fox & Friends Baby

Fox & Friends is on the retiring list. I'm very sad to see this stamp set go. I love this set and haven't used it nearly enough yet! This card was created for one of my club meetings in the last couple of months. The ladies said that they needed a baby card and this is what I came up with.

Stamps: Fox & Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Large and Extra-Large tag punches, Pumpkin Pie 
DSP, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

This is such a fun time of the Stampin' Up! year for demonstrators! The retirement lists are out, the sneak peek/pre-order is out and the new catalog has been posted online for all demonstrators to see! Do you want to be part of this excitement? You can sign up to be a demonstrator for just $99 and you get to customize your kit to what you want/need to get started with the business! I'm happy to answer any of your questions. Please let me know what your questions are. You can sign up on my website HERE.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Quilted Everyday Enchantment

While this Designer Series Paper isn't available any longer, I know that you have a stash in your stamping supplies! After all, who didn't hoard this paper? If you didn't get some of this into your arsenal of supplies, I'm sure you have some other DSP that would work. I punched out the DSP using the postage punch and adhered the punches to a white piece of cardstock. The greeting is from Upsy Daisy which is retiring soon, so is Peach Parfait! Don't miss out!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Four Frames
Ink: Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral
Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: Postage punch, Large Oval punch, Decorative 
Label punch, Calypso Coral ribbon, dimensionals

You can see all the retiring products HERE on my website. Click on the Shop Now and then click retiring. You don't want to miss out on some of these products!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ice Cream with a Cherry on Top!

April flew by and I didn't get around to posting to my blog.  Sorry about that! You don't even want to hear what I did in April. Very busy!

This is the card that the guests at my workshops in March created to take home with them. It's a really easy card. We colored the stamp with markers, right on the rubber and huffed on the rubber to re-moisten the ink and stamp on the cardstock. After stamping, we colored the ice cream cone with the VersaMarker and poured cherry scented embossing powder and then heat embossed the image. Have you smelled this embossing powder? It smells amazing!

Stamps: Mouthwatering, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Poppy Parade markers, VersaMarker, Cherry scented embossing powder, mini brads, 1/16" circle punch, dimensionals

Now, you can't get the Everyday Enchantment paper any longer (only available for Sale-a-bration) but I'm sure you have something that you can use in it's place. Mouthwatering isn't available currently but will be on June 1st again! Yeah! Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade are colors that are retiring the end of May as well as the VersaMarker.  The scented embossing powders (there is cherry, vanilla and melon and they all smell amazing!) were in the Occasions mini that is no longer available but these powders are on the carry over list! Love it! 

You can shop at my website for these and other retiring or non-retiring items. HERE's a link to my website. Just click on the SHOP NOW and you can see all the goodies that are available!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Follow Up #2: Re-Inker Spread Cards

Here are the close ups of the re-inker spread set of cards that I created for the blog hop. I LOVE this technique and have used it with other stamp sets but I really like it with this stamp set. That rose is gorgeous in what ever color you chose to use! To do this technique, I heat embossed the rose on water-color paper. Then I misted the paper until it was quite wet. I picked up color from the lid of the ink pad, where I had placed a few drops of re-inker, with my aqua-painter and touched the wet image. The color spread throughout the image. Then let it dry. That is the hardest part to this technique, WAITING FOR IT TO DRY! Once dry, fussy cut them out and adhere to your project.

Yes, I really only used one color for each of these roses! I was amazed at the colors that came out of just one color! So fun! You get a different rose each and every time you do this even with the same color!

This one is Cajun Craze. Notice the yellow and red tints in this rose.

Cherry Cobbler left some beautiful pink hues!

Here's Elegant Eggplant. See the blues?

More Mustard is beautiful but no surprises as far as colors that came from the re-inker.

Not sure what happened when I photographed this one. It is Not Quite Navy but the cardstock is very washed out. I love how this rose turned out. All the light and dark areas make it almost look real!

Now, I know that roses aren't typically green but I wanted to see how this would look and I LOVE it! Garden Green has some real interesting  colors that came out. Can you see the blues and yellows? So pretty!

I want to try this technique again with more of the Stampin' Up! colors. Not sure which color to try first! May have to see what new stamps are in the new catalog. Oh, yeah! The new catalog goes live in June 1! I will be getting a copy of this glorious new edition possibly next week! You could too! You can now sign up as a demonstrator for only $99 and you get to build your own kit! Ask me any questions that you have. I'm happy to answer them.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blog Hop Follow Up: 12x12 Layout

Well, it's not Monday but I'm back to give you the close ups on the scrapbook pages. Tomorrow I will show you the close ups of the set of re-inker spread cards. 

Life has been incredibly busy lately! I don't know which day it is most of the time. Too many activities going on right now with the church and end of school things. I'm sure I'm not alone in the busy-ness that come with the end of the school year and spring celebrations. I wish everyone the best as they prepare for summer!

Here is the close up of the left side of the double layout. 

And the right side.

 The flowers were stamped with Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder. I then took an aqua-painter and pulled the color into the flowers. When they were dry, I fussy cut them out and put some 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds on them. They are adhered to the page with dimensionals.

I have to pick out some pictures of my girls and print them up to add them to this. I think I have a few. Now which ones...

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Set Blog Hop: Fifth Avenue Floral

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop! You may have come from Debra's Blog where she highlighted Flight of the Butterfly. Didn't she do an amazing job with that set? I have to admit that I haven't used that set in a long time until recently!

If you are just starting the hop right here, have no fear. We are all linked in a big circle so you can hop around no matter where you start! If, by chance, you get lost you can click the banner at the top of this post and see a list of all the hop stops on Stampin' Addicts.
 Can you even believe that list of retiring stamps? I was surprised at the length of that list! While some of the sets on that list didn't surprise me, I am sad to see some of them go. One of the sets that I'm sad to see go is Fifth Avenue Floral. Now I know that it's been around for a while but those flowers are just so classic! It's so much fun to use too! I am sad to see it leave our line-up, I am also VERY excited to see what's going to replace it! Stampin' Up! has never disappointed me!

OK, you didn't come here to read about me and my thoughts, you want to see some projects! Well, let me show you the first card that I created with Fifth Avenue Floral!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Frosted White shimmer 
paint, blender pen, More Mustard marker, Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals 
This is a pretty simple card. I stamped the flower in the middle and then masked it and stamped on each side. Masked those and stamped again. Then I cut the edges of the flowers creating the border edge on the front of the card. I did color these in with Frosted White Shimmer paint and a blender pen as well as More Mustard marker for the centers.

My next project uses the new purse die for the Big Shot! Quick and simple was the name of this project. I hadn't used my purse die yet and wanted to give it a try! Man, was that easy to put together, and it turned out so cute!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Purse die, Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, dimensional

My next project is a 12x12 double layout. I had seen this idea surfing the web but didn't mark who's it was. If you recognize this, let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due! I did change the colors and added my own little touches to this layout. I just need to print up some pictures and add them to this layout! (With 4 girls, that won't be hard either! :)) I will be posting close ups of these pages next week. Stay tuned!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Concord, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Concord, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Whisper White satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Timeless Type Alphabet dies

This brings me to my last project. I couldn't decide what color to use and I'm really happy that I used so many! Each one turned out FABULOUS!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, En Francais
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green,
 More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Watercolor paper
Ink: Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, 
More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, VersaMark
Accessories: Little Leaves die, White embossing powder, heat tool, aqua-painter, mister, dimensionals
For these cards, I did Floating Re-inker or Re-inker Spread. I have heard both names for the same technique. I stamped and embossed the rose onto watercolor paper. Then I misted the paper until it was quite wet. I picked up color with the aqua-painter and touche the wet rose in each area of the rose and then let it dry. Cut it out and added it to the card. Each rose looks like I used several colors to create the highlights and low-lights of it but I only used one color! That is the way the ink spreads and dries! I will be posting close ups of each of these cards next week so you can see the different colors in the roses. Wouldn't this look great with ALL of Stampin' Up!'s colors? Can't wait to give it a try!

Well, that's all I have for you today. Now you are off to Rhonda's Blog to see what she created with another set that I'm very sad to see go, Inspired by Nature.

Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Retiring Lists and Classes
RETIRING PRODUCTS – the lists have all been posted as of this morning – go to the SHOP NOW button in my online store to see everything.  This catalog ends May 31, 2012.
 Some things to note –
  • Retiring stamp sets can be ordered until May 31st
  • Retiring Accessories, D├ęcor Elements, and everything else that is not a stamp set is only available while supplies last – so they may run out of inventory before May 31st.
  • The 2010-2012 In-Colors are retiring – Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush – if you have the ink pads you may want to order ink refills for them.
  • Our Classic Ink Pads are being replaced with a new Firm Foam Pad in the new catalog so the old style of ink pad is on the retirement list. 
  • Only select Stampin’ Write Markers will be sold individually in the new catalog, they will all continue to be sold in color families.
  • All the CRAFT ink is being retired – spots and refills except Basic Black and Whisper White
  • 12×12 Textured Card stock will no longer be offered in the new catalog
  • Only select colors of 12×12 Smooth card stock will be offered in the new catalog, all colors will be sold in assorted pack by color family.
  • Some products are being re-configured
You can see all available items on my website – in the retired products section.

You need to place an order on my website or contact me with your order ASAP.


Chicks & Chocolate: Retiring Stamp Camp: Friday, May 4 at 7pm. Come and say goodbye to some of your favorite stamp sets! We will be creating 12 cards and your cost will be $15. Place an order that night and receive a discount on your class!

Technique Thursday: Thursday, May 10 at 7pm. Just getting started with stamping and need more ideas? Been stamping for a long time and want to learn something new? This class if for you! You will learn 3 techniques at each class. You will make 3 cards using those techniques and you will make a sample card with step by step instructions on it. This is a great class to expand your horizons! Cost is $15. Place an order that night and receive a discount on your class!

Scrapbook Night: Monday, May 28 at 7pm. Whether you are struggling to get your scrapbooks done or not sure where to start, come and create some pages you just have to add pictures too! You will create 2 double layouts to just add your pictures when you get home! Let's get scrapping! Cost is $15. Place an order that night and receive a discount on your class!

Hostess Club: Friday, May 18 at 7pm. Are you looking for some time to express your creative self? Love handmade gifts and cards but can't find the time to create them? Enjoy time out with friends? Like Stampin' Up! and want to build your supplies? This is the club for you!!

You can expect at least $25 in free product during your hostess month, FREE make and takes that I provide, prep for and clean up afterwards. Your commitment is buying $25 (before tax & shipping) a month for 6 months. If you can't make club, you will get me your order before the club date. During your hostess month, provide simple goodies and a beverage. Contact me NOW to join the club!

Call or email to reserve your spot for any of these classes!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Stampin' Addicts 5th Saturday Stamp Jam and Blog Bounce: Baby

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts 5th Saturday Stamp Jam and Blog Bouncing! The Stamp Jam will officially start March 31, 2012 at 9am Eastern Time. Each hour a challenge will be posted for you to play along with in the Stamp Jam Thread over on Stampin' Addicts Site. Below is a list of Hostesses who have each picked one of the challenge themes and a link to their blogs. We each have created 2-3 samples for you!!! They all have done such a fantastic job!! Be sure to visit each blog to check out all the wonderful creations. When you're done head on over and join us on Stampin' Addicts in the March 31 Stamp Jam Thread to play along with us!!!

1. Holly (catrules)~Birthday Celebrations
2. Twila~ Easter/Passover
3. Yapha~ Stampin' Up! Promotion Smooch
4. Rhonda (rhondag)~ Celebrating Moms
5. Tanya (tanya27)~ Fabulous Fathers
6. Betty (kittystamp) ~Think Spring
7. Kim (s1itcher46)~ Weddings/Princess
8. Shelley (packerfan) ~Babies
9. Sara (lilyinkpad) ~ Milestones

I chose babies as my theme for the day. One of the teachers at the school that my children attend is having a baby and I volunteered to help with the baby shower! This has been lots of fun to put together. The mommy to be has chosen a different set of colors for her daughter's room. They are using gray on the walls and the bedding is being made out of several different patterns of material. I got a hold of the fabric and color coordinated as best I could to Stampin' Up! colors. The colors are Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay (retired color) and Rich Razzleberry. The main fabric has flowers and butterflies in it and it has a vintage feel to it. I really wanted to work with what mom has picked out so those are the colors that I pulled out and started to create with! What a fun challenge this turned out to be.

My first project is the invitation! I love the way the onesie cards look so that's what I decided to create. Here's my card:

Only 15 more to go!
Then I created a favor to give out at the shower. When I showed it to my husband, he didn't know what it was but I'm guess you will all figure it out! Once I told him, then he got it but he really did NOT see it! My girls did but he didn't. MEN! Anyway, here's my favor.

Yep, that's a diaper! Silly man! I have 5 Hershey's nugget wrapped with DSP in a little baggie in the diaper. I only need 28 more of these! Anyone want to come and help? Always willing to stamp with someone! I'll even pay you in CHOCOLATE!

Last I really wanted to make a diaper cake. I have seen them all over the Internet but never had a reason to create one. I bought a package of diapers and rolled them while at school doing my study hall supervision job. Boy were the 7th graders confused when I walked in with a box of diapers! Got them all rolled and then came home and put together my cake!

I will post instructions and recipes on everything that I made on Monday or Tuesday. The baby shower isn't until the end of April so I'm hoping to make a banner and some Thank you cards to go with these goodies. Stay  tuned to see how far I make it!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Enchanted Belief

Here's my other workshop card that we did in February. It uses that GORGEOUS Everyday Enchantment DSP that I have begun to hoard! This is another very simple card but my workshop attendees loved it! I had a couple of 6 year olds at a workshop, and they really had fun creating their own cards!

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Peach Parfait
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon, Pearls

Don't miss out on this fabulous paper! Place your order of at least $50 today and pick this item for your freebie during Sale-a-bration! We only have a few days left on the best sale of the year! If you don't have a demonstrator, you can place an order with me. Just click on the Order Online button on the right and then click the Shop Now on my website!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mixed Bunch Trio

This stamp set is in the Occasions mini from Stampin' Up! and I am loving it! This is a card that we did at my workshops during the month of February. I guess that means I'm behind on  posting my samples. Man, I wish life wasn't so busy all the time! I thought when basketball ended things would settle done but that has not happened! I know that someday I will be missing these days but wishing for a little slower pace right now isn't wrong, is it? 

Any-who, this is a pretty simple card but the ladies at my workshops loved it!

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Thank You Kindly
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Accessories: Blossom punch, 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

Eventually, life will slow down. In the meanwhile, I will try to post and keep up!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Everyday Enchantment Double Layout

I have a scrapbooking class once a month. I have really enjoyed creating the pages for this class. Scrapbooking has been a challenge for me. I feel very overwhelmed with the number of pictures that I need to put into albums! I get that 12x12 paper in front of me and it feels SOOOO big! I love that I have this class on my schedule because it forces me to stretch and work at something that doesn't come easy to me. 

Because scrapbooking doesn't come that easy for me, I tend to CASE and tweak. That is the case with this double layout. Kay Kalthoff created this layout and I used  changed some of the cardstock and DSP's. I wanted to make it my own even though I was borrowing from someone else! I ADORE the Everyday Enchantment DSP! I'm sad to see that it's time is ending. But you can still get it until the end of March with a $50 Stampin' Up! purchase! Don't miss out on this fabulous paper! I know that I'm starting to hoard it!

Here's a picture of the double layout.

And here's a close up of the left side.

And the right.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies die, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Lucky 
Limeade organdy ribbon, Tasteful Trim Die, Top Note Die

One of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the use of a website only for demonstrators. There are thousands of pictures of samples on this site and that is where I found Kay's creations that I tweaked. If you too want to be part of this website, now's the time to sign up! Until the end of March, the starter kit is on sale for $125 and you will receive a free pack of DSP each month for the rest of the year! You can sign up by clicking on my website and then clicking on join my team! If you have any questions, I would be happy to sit down and discuss the benefits of being a demonstrator.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Birthday Gnomie

This is my favorite of the 4 cards that I made using the Gnome Sweet Gnome set. This little gnome is ready to party! With all those sweets behind her, who wouldn't be? I colored her in with markers. I tried some of the marker layering but I'm not sure it worked real well. Anyway, she's still a sweet little card. My youngest daughter, Belle has already used this card for a birthday party that she had been invited too! I guess she thought it was cute!

Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Short & Sweet
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: Markers: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, 
Indigo Island, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder baker's twine, Sweet Shop DSP

I hope you enjoyed seeing my gnome cards. I had lots of fun making them. I may have to make a few more just because I can!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Baby Gnomie

I wanted to show my club that you don't have to color everything in to make it look good! That's how this card started out. I inked up the D acrylic block with Baja Breeze and stamped using the block. I did this again and stamped again leaving the ink in the block shape on the cardstock. I stamped the baby gnome with Indigo Island. I like the way this turned out with the block stamping. Very simple (would make a good workshop card) but still effective!

Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Twitterpated DSP, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Acrylic block D

One more gnome card tomorrow. That one is my favorite which is why I saved it for the end. Come back and see it!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gnomie in Red

 This is my gnomie in red. Every time I think of this gnomie in red the song The Lady in Red plays through my head! Weird, I know! I found this Youtube video so you to can have this song now stuck in your head!

Anyway, my gnomie in red is not my favorite of the gnome cards that I made. I like the layout but something just feels like it's missing.

Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Gnomenclature
Ink: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Decorative label punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle
punch, Twitterpated DSP, Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon

So what do you think? At least I used a set that I really didn't think would see ink in my house! (I bought Gnomenclature after my club issued the challenge of creating 4 cards with the gnomes! Pretty cheap set too.)

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hangin' With My Gnomies

The ladies in my club found out that many demonstrators for Stampin' Up! received the gnome set for free free and they wanted me to make 4 cards using this set. (We got this set by rising above the challenge that home office set before us! Yeah!) I have to admit, that I would NOT have purchased this set on my own but free is free! Because it's not a set that speaks to me, I was a little nervous about this challenge from my club! So I started this challenge with a sketch (I'm not sure which sketch this is as I don't have my sketch book with me!) and started to layout all the pieces. 

This was the first card.

Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Gnomenclature
Ink: Basic Gray, Pear Pizzaazz, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Aquapainter, Modern label punch,  Word Window punch, Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon, Twitterpated DSP, dimensionals

I wasn't sure how much I liked the first one, so I created another and added a layer of Indigo Island under the ribbon and moved the phrase to the top of the card.
Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Gnomenclature
Ink: Basic Gray, Pear Pizzaazz, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Aquapainter, Modern label punch,  Word Window punch, Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon, Twitterpated DSP, dimensionals

So what do you think? I will be sharing the other 3 cards this week, I hope!

Happy Stampin'!