Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friendship Matchbox

At my last big downline meeting with my girls we made this pretty little match box. This die is so easy to use and makes a really nicely sized project we tucked some chocolate into ours. The Vintage Vogue set is so pretty and you can use so many different colors with it and it still looks just great. Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Easter Bunny

This week's Connie and Julie challenge was to make an Easter card. I made this fun punch bunny and used one of the sweet treat cups for the basket. I wanted to do something different than just a stamped image. The bunny is a bit sad looking because we have five inches of snow here that I spent the whole day lugging the mail through (have I mentioned that I'm a mail carrier?). Hopefully by Easter we'll be done with Winter or we'll be carrying our baskets through the snow! Try and stay warm and happy stamping!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Starter Kit Challenge

My second downline and I decided to challenge ourselves to make cards only using supplies that came in the starter kit unless we were willing to purchase a supply for everyone that signs up with use during Sale-A-Bration. This is one of the cards I made. Since during SAB you not only get all the amazing goodies that are in the starter kit but an extra stamp set of any price free I decided to use my Bella Toile background stamp, having a big background stamp is a great addition to the starter kit. There are also several of the Stampin' Around Wheels that would look very nice with this technique also if you didn't want to purchase the bg stamp. I also used the Elegant Thank You which is a recommended stamp from the kit and it really is a nice stamp to have. If you would like to join my Stampin' Up! team of demos head over to my business website and use my code word ' ' or give me a call and I would be happy to walk you through the whole thing. Happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bella For You!

This week's Connie and Julie challenge was another card sketch. I wanted to do something different so I made a removable pin as my embellishment. The pin features the gorgeous Basic Gray satin ribbon. It works with the Bella Bleu paper beautifully. I also used the Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware as the center of the flower. I would recommend sending a card like this in one of our Sweet Treat padded envelopes to avoid damage in the mail. These envelopes are an amazing deal $2.95 for three envelopes, it's really nice that you don't have to purchase a huge package of these since you probably won't need to send too many things that protected. If you would like to learn how to make special embellishments like this for your cards head over to my business website to see what classes I've got coming up or contact me to schedule your own private class for you and your friends. Happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Connie and Julie Challenge

Here is my entry for this week's Connie and Julie Challenge. It was a color challenge and wow did they pick bright colors! We needed to use Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I struggled with it for a moment until I remembered my fabulous package of Razzleberry Lemonade paper! Doesn't that embossing folder let you add some nice dimension without actually having to add anything to the card? I just love texture like that. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's getting close to V-Day

If you haven't already finished your Valentine's Day cards and you don't want to run out to purchase new supplies here are a few ideas for you. This first card uses some of the patterned paper from the Christmas package in the Idea Book and Catalog. It is the candy cane stripe and it looks wonderful for Valentine's day. The next project uses some left over paper from the Christmas paper that was offered in the Holiday Mini that is now retired. This was the package with the beautiful flocked paper. Speaking of the flocked paper here it is used to hold some of those mini drink powders you put in bottled water. The inspiration from this came from that big coffee store that has instant coffee that dissolves in cold water (or chocolate milk yummy!). So go through your stash of paper and see what you've got left over to use up. If you would like to get a jump start on St. Patrick's Day head over to my business website to see the class I'm offering now. If you would like to schedule a private class with me just give me a call and we'll get our calendars out to plan a play date :) Happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cinderella's Shoe

How cute is this shoe?! I made it for the Connie and Julie challenge this week to make a Gift Package for Kids. What little princess wouldn't love to have some candy tucked into their own 'glass slipper'? I used a thin Window Sheet for this project and just used my regular paper trimmer to score the lines. The thick Window Sheets will also work for this project but it is much harder to score and to manipulate. To hide the sticky strip in the heel of the shoe I added a strip of the beautiful Organza Ribbon with a bow. The flower is actually the Shimmery White card stock but you can't unfortunately see how gorgeous it is in the photo, the half back pearl is from the Pretties Kit. The pattern for this shoe came from here, when she made her's the lining for the shoe has sides to it but if you build it that way for this project you loose the glass slipper effect. Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Going Green

I made this card for the Utah Diva's International contest "Going Green". We had to have a monochromatic card featuring the color green. I used small touches of the Platinum Paint to accent the greens I used. The butterflies are made using the Window Sheets and the Big Shot Butterflies Die. The ribbon is our gorgeous organza that I dyed green to match the card, isn't it great that you can customize our products like that? I hope you enjoyed looking!