Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kindness Matters

Hello Stampers!  I'm super excited to share with you my creation for our Sunday Stamps challenge this week.  Hayley is our host this week and she has a cool sketch for your inspiration.  This is a fun sketch to show off some of your favorite dsp. Come and play along with us this week and check out what my fellow Sunday Stamps designers have created.

Are you scratching your head trying to figure which current dsp this is? Well, it's not in the current annual catalog or the spring catalog because it's a new product line that will debut in the new 2013-2014 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. So excited, it's from the new line called This and That and you can purchase the entire bundle now until April 30th.  If you purchase it now, you save 15% off the entire bundle. So don't miss out.  You can shop directly from my online store. I love the colors in this collection. I can't believe that in just two months we'll have a brand new catalog with all new dsp collections.

Another cool thing that is brand new is the washi tape, I used the crumb cake one. It's so fun to use and it was easy to create the ruffles with it. You get 3 different colors for less than $5! Check out this cool video showcasing more products from this bundle.

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you have a wonderful Sunday in the company of friends and family. Until next time.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy Sunday Stampers! Have you checked out our new blog redesign at Sunday Stamps? Kudos to Holly for a fabulous redo! Love the new look! So come check us out and play along with our challenges!

Joan is our hostess this week and she chose three fabulous colors for the color challenge this week. I'm not going to lie, I made three different cards with this color combo but I didn't like any of them.  Guess I'm my own harsh critic.  I just wasn't feeling what I created. In the end, a CAS (clean and simple) card won. Does that ever happen to you?

I used so saffron as my neutral and layered it on top of rich razzleberry, which makes the so saffron pop.  I played with items from the current annual catalog; our oval designer frame embossing folder, the  extra large oval punch, Raining Flowers and Blooming with Kindness stamp sets and 3/8 calypso coral ruffled ribbon.  I paper pierced the flowers on the Tea for Two DSP. You can't tell from the photo but I used stampin' dimensionals on the flowers. I like the end result, what do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope our challenge inspires you to create something. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SAB Swaps

Hello Stampers! Hope your week is going well.  Sale-a-bration 2013 is coming to end, but just not yet. There are so many wonderful things in the catalog, don't miss your chance to get your free item with any $50 purchase.

So I wanted to share several swaps using stamps and items from the SAB catalog this year. The cards were made from organized swaps I participated in with my downline/sideline group as well as from shoebox swap meetings. Great ideas right!

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ears to you...

Hello stampers! Happy Sunday and Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

We have a fun new sketch at Sunday Stamps and Tara is our host this week.  My fellow designers have awesome creations to inspire you! Thanks to all of you who play along with us.  So come check us out.   Notice anything different about our blog?

I love our single stamp Ears to You.  I just love those bunnies.  When I saw Tara's sketch for this week I knew I wanted to ink up this stamp set again. (This single stamp is only available until March 31, 2013).  I used our early espresso embossing powder on them.  I guess you can say it is my version of chocolate bunnies, lol. I have to give credit to my friend Gwen Ruiz because she gave me the idea to use the embossing powder.  Thanks Gwen!

I love pairing Pretty in Pink with Whisper White and Early Espresso.  Using the finishing touches edgelits creates a nice border. Don't you love the large pearl as a bunny tail?

Thanks for stopping by friends.  Hope you don't get pinched today for not wearing green, lol. Until next time!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Celebrate...Feeling Sentimental

Hello my fellow stampers, what a week!  I'm glad it is over and a new week is starting. I'm happy to be creating again! I'm also excited because it kicks off my birthday week!

Holly is our host this week at Sunday Stamps and she has a great color challenge for us!  I hope you will take time to create something and play with us.  We love to see what you create. Deadline to link up your project is Friday, March 15 at 6 pm EST.

When I saw Holly's color combo, so many different ideas ran through my head but in the end I created a simple card. I used the stamp set Feeling Sentimental from our current Sale-a-Bration. I won this stamp set at Spring Fling and am finally inking it up! Can you believe SAB will be over in two weeks!  Eek! Last day to take advantage of all the cool stuff is March 22.

You can't tell from the photo but I used stamping dimensionals to pop up the whisper white onto the basic black and then onto the baja breeze dsp. I really like how it came out.

The inspiration for my card this week came from this card we made at Spring Fling a few weekends ago.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Towels for Two

Hello Stampers!  How's your Sunday going?  Ever have one of those really fun weekends that you wished you had an extra day in the weekend just to rest? Well, that's been my weekend, but it's all good! I'll tell you more about it and Spring Fling later this week.

This week at Sunday Stamps we have a sketch challenge and Joan is our host!  I hope you will play along with us this week. I was proud of myself for creating several projects with our color combo from last week.  As much fun as I had creating with three colors, I love the variety of colors Stampin' Up! offers and I was missing them.  For my project this week, I used a neutral palette. Isn't this a fun sketch? Our sketches are a guide to help you create.

I changed the sketch a bit and I used the new single stamp, Towels for Two (item #132665) to create a simple wedding card. This stamp and the other stamps will only be available until March 31, 2013. I love pairing midnight muse with very vanilla or any other neutral. The patterned paper is from the Comfort Cafe DSP. I layered the midnight muse 3/8 stitched satin ribbon on top of the 5/8 crochet trim ribbon. The pearl basic jewels add a simple touch.

Well friends, I gotta get going.  I have to finish preparing for my downline/sideline team meeting tomorrow night. Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope the rest of your Sunday goes well.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Retro Sketch

Hello stampers...sorry for a quick post...wanted to end Friday night with another card using the color combo from our Sunday Stamps challenge.  I also wanted to enter another blog challenge before the deadline.  Retro Sketches is having their 52nd challenge by allowing us to pick our own sketch that we are inspired by.  I chose #36 and I'm so glad that I did!  Fun.  You can see the other creations here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hopefully I will have a chance to blog tomorrow with my last creation using these colors. Until next time.