Monday, April 30, 2012

Upline Meeting Swap

We had our Upline meeting yesterday at our leaders home Denise Jorgensen, here are some of the Make and Takes and Swaps we made and received.  Great work Ladies!  Check out the others below.....

Make and Take Project





Make and Take Project

Saturday, April 28, 2012

White Carnation

Good Morning!  another bright and cheery card for the day,  I needed a quick Thank You card so here it is!
The flower is a white carnation made with the Blossoms punch,  you punch out 4 flowers and put them together with a brad then take your paper snips and cut up at the indents of the flower all the way around them, then scrunch the petals to center where the brad is.  I added a yellow button over the top of the brad from the Bold Bright button collection.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cheery Cherries

Good Morning!  needed a little cheery birthday card this morning despite the raining and gloomy gray skies here,  I must really be missing the Arizona sunshine!
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, crystal effects (on cherries), Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelt Die
Stamp Sets:  Curly Cute, Button Buddies

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Summer Smooches

Summer Smooches is just so bright and cherry don't you think! The Summer Smooches DSP is sooo colorful!  I ran it through the Big Shot Square Lattice embossing folder to give it that quilted paper effect.  The pacific point blue flower is just punched out of the 1 1/4' circle punch with a Summer Smooches brad added to the center to match the paper.   The big bold yellow flower is the Blossoms punch.  I stamped it with the coordinating stamp set Mixed  Bunch.  I added the 3/4' cicle punc in red to the right corner to add a little more 3D effect.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nature's Walk

Well geez!  a whole week has gone by and I have not posted!  It was our Spring Break here in Washington so off to Arizona we went to visit my sister and Dad who just is in the process of moving there.  We had a great week of visiting and going all over the Scottsdale area to fun resturants and colleges.   The pictures below are of one of the resorts we went to, The Montelucia Resort and Spa..  For all my Arizona followers, what an incrediable place,!, you have to go visit and see it.  They have outdoor movies you can watch in their pool as well as concerts there too!  I could have lived there!  I loved the grounds so I posted the few pictures of it.  The pool was incrediable too.  Hated to say goodbye to my Sister, Brother in Law and my sweet little Nephew, I sure miss being around them, but we are back to Washington now, FREEZIMG!  Ha!
Products for cards:
Stamp Set:   Nature's Walk, and You're a Gem
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Certianly Celery, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Crumb,  Cake (on bird)
Accessoires:  Large Oval Punch, Blender Pens
This is quite and easy card!  I know you can make this one and with the use of the easy blender pens it makes the look of watecoloring effortless.
Come on now, go try it out!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

2012 Retired Stamps List

It's here!  The retired Stamp list for 2012!
Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011-2012 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!
When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalog, there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every bit as broad as ever!

You can view the retired stamp list  HERE
You can place your order HERE

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mixed Bouquet

I took a stab at making my own designer series paper with the Mixed Bouquet stamp set.  After all the stamping I ran the paper through the Big Shot Sqare Lattice embossing folder and then used the sponge dauber to shade the edges with the Soft Suede ink.
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin  Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Bravo Burgandy
Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bouquet, Curly Cute
ccessories:; Blossom Punch, Summer Smooches Brads, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Beau Chateau Springtime

Good morning Stampers!  here's a litte springy card for you to make.  I saw a similiar card on Spiltcoast and was inspired to make this one with the beautiful Beau Chateau designer series paper.  
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Soft Subtles Patterened DSP, Beau Chateau DSP
Stamp Set:  Your a Gem and Mixed Bunch
Accesssories:  Beautiful Wings embosslit, Rhinestones, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 circle punches,  Bird Builder punch for leaves, Glimmer Brads, Blossom Punch


Monday, April 9, 2012

Summer Smooches

Summer Smooches Designer Series paper and fabric is now available to order!  not to mention  this cute new Big Shot Petite Purse die!  Aren't they adorable!  I used the Summer Smooches paper to make them. 
The item #'s are:  Summer Smooches Paper #125409
Big Shot Petite Purse Die # 125606
You can order both items HERE

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Bunny Pig!

A very non-traditional Easter bunny here!  Easter Pig is more like it!  I was thinking of my fun stamp camp group that was here this morning and thinking of one of the gals Korey Grennon, she  has the cutest Estsy site called: Moo Cow, Monkey Pig! It somewhat inspired this litte Easter basket.    Check out Korey's Etsy store here:  MooCowMonkeyPig.Etsy.Com she sews adorable clothes for adorable kids!  No really,  she has some amazing things!  Shout out to Korey!

Here are some of her creations as well as her adorable Daughters!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Arrangement

Good Morning!  A little bit of stamping today combined with some crafting.   This is an Easter arrangement I made for a friend.  I went to our local grocery store and found Wheatgrass complete in little boxes so I picked one up and added burlap around the base and tied it with twinnings, added some plastic eggs to the center, (you could use real ones) and stamped a woodgrain like sign to put in the grass.  So cute and inexspensive!

Here;s a view from the top, the grass is so lush and green, something that's still missing around here!  SPRING!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Chocolate Easter Coins

Check out the HUGE chocolate Easter coins I found at Walgreens!  You can see by the ruler these are not your average little Easter coins.  These are the Big Kahuna!  Here what I did with them.......

I added a punch art chickie and bunny to them with the help of our new Big Shot Large Paper Doily Die

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Only Orange, Soft Subtles DSP
Punches, 1 3/8' circle punch, small oval punch, Bird Builder punch,
Accessories:  Large Paper Doily, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Baja Breeze Seam binding ribbon, white satin ribbon