Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cards for Pink Paper Bakery

This week's challenge for Pink Paper Bakery is masking. I created a couple of sample cards to show the two different types of masking; traditional masking and reverse masking. For basic masking instructions, visit Pink Paper Bakery's challenge post.

Traditional Masking
  • Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, One in a Million
  • Paper:
    • Tangerine Tango - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (folded)
    • Basic Black - 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
    • Whisper White: 3" x 4"
  • Ink: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

Reverse Masking
  • Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Short and Sweet (Retired)
  • Paper
    • Sahara Sand - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (folded)
    • Lucky Limeade - 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Very Vanilla - 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin Sponges
Mask was created using a piece of vellum with a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" cut out.

My customer service goes beyond your order! It's my pleasure to help you with your paper crafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order. 


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Decorating For Halloween

I'm feeling a little pressure to get my Halloween decor finished and ready to put up! At the same time, I'm so excited!! Last night I covered some books with retired Halloween Designer Series Paper, and I'm so happy with the way they turned out. They are going to look so good on my display table in my house.

This DSP is called Pick Your Poison, and it's still available on the Clearance Rack for only $4.39! Pick Your Poison is one of my favorite Halloween papers that I've seen in the past few years.


I also made a Halloween card to share with you and The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop, using the Toxic Treats stamp set.
Stamps: Toxic Treats
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, and Whisper white card stock. Getting Started, Brights and Neutrals Collection DSP.
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Bright Buttons, Baker's Twine
My customer service goes beyond your order! It's my pleasure to help you with your papercrafting projects, offer tips, suggestions, and answer product questions. Contact me anytime with questions or with help in placing an order.   

Friday, September 21, 2012

Papaya Collage

Papaya Collage is a stamp set of random elegant images, that go beautifully together. This card was inspired by a color challenge I saw on Fab Friday. The challenge colors are So Saffron, Basic Gray, and Sahara Sand. I love the way these three colors come together!

Stamps: Papaya Collage
Paper: Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla card stock. Retired DSP Botanical Gazette.
Ink: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Snow Swirled

Snow Swirled is a holiday set I very much loved when it came out. Sometimes it's hard to take out the old sets when you want to play with new stuff. Just like it's a good idea to cycle toys for kids, sometimes it's good to cycle your stamp sets!

This color combo is this week's challenge over at Pink Paper Bakery.

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Paper: Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, and Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo; Pool Party and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spooky Bingo Bits Pennant

Pennants scream party! I've been dying to have a Halloween party for my kids for several years. There is one small problem...they are nearly grown up, so when I ask them if they would like to have friends over, they look at me like I have a third eyeball.

Now, instead of entertaining kids, I just try to entertain myself with Halloween projects. Fortunately, I never run out of ideas, and this year I've found the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! I thought this would be a cute card to mail to my nephews, along with a few treats.

Stamp Sets: Spooky Bingo Bits and Toxic Treats (sentiment)
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 17, 2012

Color Inspiration

I love that bright colors are being carried over from summer to fall this year! Tangerine Tango has been named the hottest color for 2012. Who can resist a pop of color like this?! I found this great photo and used it for color inspiration for a couple of cards.

Unfortunately, I didn't capture the brightness of the colors in my cards with these photos.

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch and Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper
White card stock; Tangerine Tango DSP from the Brights Collection Paper Stack.
Ink: Tangerine Tango and Basic Gray
Accessories and Tools: Gumball Green Ribbon (free ribbon this month with a $40 purchase!),
Blossom Punch, 3/4" circle punch,
Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamp Sets: Betsy's Blossoms and Curly Cute
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, and Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green, Basic Gray
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy Hour Halloween

It's week 7 for The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop at Goin Over the Edge! Doing this weekly Halloween blog hop, sure has me itching to decorate my house!

Happy Hour and Toxic Treats make a pretty cool Halloween card!
Trick: To get the drink bubbles, I used the cauldron image from Toxic Treats and masked the glass with a Post-it note, leaving only the bubbles behind!
Stamp sets:
Happy Hour and Toxic Treats
Card stock and DSP:
 Old Olive - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Cajun Craze - 1" x 5"
Basic Black - 2 3/4" x 3 1/4", and 5" strip
Whisper White - 2 1/2" x 3"
Retired Halloween DSP - 3/8" x 2 1/2"
Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Brights Collection Buttons
Olive/White Bakers Twine
Scallop Trim Border Punch

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall reminds me of colorful leaves, pumpkin pie, windy days, pumpkin pie, holiday decorating, and pumpkin pie! Yum! It's about that time of year again, and I'm looking forward to every little thing about fall.

Fall is this week's virtual swap theme over at Pink Paper Bakery's Card Café. I whipped up a super simple card to show my love for pumpkins. Hop on over to check it out! New week, and new rules!

  • Soft Suede card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (fold for base)
  • Very Vanilla card stock - 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Comfort Café Designer Series Paper - 2" x 5"
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • Pumpkin Pie ink pad
  • Brights Collection Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Punches: Extra Large Oval, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hocus Pocus

I shared this fun Halloween project over at Pink Paper Bakery today. Visit Pink Paper Bakery for more photos and details of how I made this project.

Halloween DSP is currently on the Clearance Rack for $4.79! Don't miss out!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

For The Birds

Over at Pink Paper Bakery, this week's Card Café virtual swap challenge is paper piecing. This is a technique that I often forget to use, but when I do it, I love it!

Card Café - week 6

  • Card stock
    • Whisper White - 1 pc 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, plus scrap to punch out 2 1/2" circle
    • Tempting Turquoise - 1 pc 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
    • Gumball Green - 1 pc 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Designer Series Paper - Brights Collection
    • Daffodil layer - 4 x 5 1/4
  • Brights Buttons
  • Markers: Gumball Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 3, 2012

September's Specials

Back to Spool

While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend! Choose from Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, and Summer Starfruit...or collect them all!

Howl-o-ween Project Kit Promotion
The Howl-o-ween Project Kit promotion has been extended through September 16th! When you join Stampin' Up! during this spooktacular promotion, you will receive $125 worth of your choice of stamping products, plus this Howl-o-ween Project Kit value at close to $60!
Plus you will receive an invitation to Spooky Treats & Eats, a Demonstrator only event, where we will have a blast assembling our kits together!
No commitments, just fun! Contact me or click 'Join the Fun' for more information about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

31% Off Digital
 Free MDS2 Trial and 31% off selected digital downloads and print products through September 14th. View the list of downloads here.

Upcoming Card Classes

September brings new classes, All Occasion and Holiday. Join us for the fun, and go home with beautiful cards! Space is limited, so RSVP early! Visit my Event Calendar for class details.

Sunday, September 9 - 1:00pm OR 2:30pm

Sunday, September 30 - 1:00pm