Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Graduation Time!

Since I have several graduates I'm thinking about for June, I wanted to make their cards special!
This card was inspired by Wendy Hawkinson. Her design was square and I made mine the typical 4.25x5.5 and used a different embellishment. I used Basic Grey cardstock for the base, then Basic Black embossed on the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder (EF), the Cherry Cobbler cardstock was embossed with the Stripes EF, plus Grey/White DSP. The congratulations is from the Curly Cute stamp set, stamped in Basic Black and sponged with Cherry Cobbler. The embellishment is 1/8" black taffeta ribbon and a Cherry Cobbler button. I threaded the ribbon through the button eyes and it worked very nicely.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Brand New Catalog on June 1st

I've had a sneak peek at the new catalog and it is fabulous. Some of my favorites have retired, but there are many new beautiful stamp sets, paper, and ribbons to choose from.  If you get your catalog from me it will be FREE!

Summer's A Coming!

My next Stamp Camps are June 2 and 3, so I'm sharing the designs with you.

Introducing the new In Colors for 2012-2014. This card is a direct copy of Mary Fish's card with only one addition using the dotted scallop ribbon border punch using Midnight Muse added to the left side of the card. I cut my own pennants as I don't own the pennant punch (yet). Used 1/2" circle punch on top of the pennants. Also used Midnight Muse ink for the Congratulations. Thank you Mary for your incredible designing talent!

Isn't this a cute Father's Day card? This design came straight from Denise Bergman with thanks, but I added my own twists. Used Naturals Ivory cardstock and stamped the Packed for Dad stamp using Crumb Cake to enhance the background. Then using retiring Poppy Parade cardstock, I put Versa Mark on the retiring Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (diamonds). Ties were stamped with Early Espresson, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Riding Hood Red.

I've been wanting to try the heart bride and groom for a while.
There are many version of this card on Stampin' Connection but my inspiration came from Teri Stewart's layout. My twists on this card are heat embossing with white powder using the Elements of Style set and tying my 5/8" black satin ribbon bow using a meat serving fork. That trick worked slick!

This card has old and new products. Thanks to inspiration from Sue Kremer and Frenchie Martin on SC. This card uses Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Gumball Green, and Whisper White papers. Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green ink. Retired Lacy Ribbon Punch and Pretty in Pink tafetta ribbon. Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Decorative Label Punch plus Pearls.

Catching Up!

I'm posting my card designs from  March 3-4, March 31, and May 5-6.

Here's March 3-4:

Inspired by a design in Stampin' Success Magazine.

Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set. I used the trick with the window punch to make the label longer. Not too hard to do.

CASed this, but added my twist with the striped embossing folder

CASed this card almost exactly, because I loved the color combination.

Here's the designs we did on March 31:

My compliments to Jenny Peterson of Michigan, whose design I borrowed straight from the pages of our Stampin' Success magazine.

This card was inspired by one of my other Demos in my area. Thanks Lisa!

I know I CASed this card design, but changed up the color combination and ribbons. I have to say these Edgelits are still a challenge for me!

This is my own original design with the You're My Type set. I was trying for a masculine card.
Here are May 5-6 Card Designs:

The center part of this card was inspired from my upline, who was inspired from Splitcoaststampers I believe, but the 3D effect was inspired from a you tube video from a lady in New Zealand and I tried it with the Top Note Die. I like the results!

This card uses the wax paper resist technique.

Loved the color combinations of this CASed card. A super easy one to do!

This card design was borrowed straight from So Shelli's blog (our SU founder) whose posted a link from one of her daughter's blogs where her daughter came up with this design.