Friday, April 29, 2011

The Stampin Up Stampin' Scub is Back!

That's right, you heard me.  The Stampin' Scrub is back.  It's available for sale as of 4/28.  Both the Stampin scrub and the refills can be ordered through my website or through one of our regular group orders. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shimmer Baby flowers

I can't believe that I have now made 2 baby cards in 1 week.  They are just so stinking cute!  I used all soft colors and the details were all girl.  I think that I'll use this card for a Christening next month.  I have listed the recipe for this card below the photo.
 supplies used:
paper-pink pirouette, whisper white, lavender (non su), summer sun dp
tools-simple flower embosslit, scallop border punch, framed tulip embossing folder, swiss dots embossing folder, champagne shimmer paint
stamps-mega mixed messages (pti)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 18, 2011

May Card Club

I'm sure that some of you may have noticed in my post about the card swap that I'm doing May's card club on the 13th.  Our swap cards will also be due on that night.  If you are mailing them.  Be sure to get them in my mail at least 3 days prior to the swap.  We will be doing some masculine cards in honor of father's day and also doing some other cards with a stamp set that hasn't been used yet in card club.  I would need to know by May 8th if you'll be attending.  

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Baby Card

I don't know why I don't do this more often but today I went to my stamp room because my juices were flowing with inspiration.  I wanted to make a baby card, I don't know why because I'm not going to a baby shower or anything but it's good to have one in my supply in case I need one.  I wanted to create a scene so I started with this field of multi greens and then stamped these cute little bees and little bird.  I also tried out my new champagne shimmer mist.  Hopefully you can see it in the photo.  It gave my card stock such a great shimmer all around.   I'll list the recipe below the picture.

Supplies used on this card

stamps-pocket silouettes, sweet summer, mega mixed messages (PTI)
Ink- certainly celery, wild wasabi, always artichoke, perfect plum, bashful blue, marina mist
Paper-whisper white, marina mist, yellow(non su), SU DP (butterflies)

Who's ready for another card swap???

Well,  Since our first swap was such a success, I figured that I would do another one.  I think that a baby swap would be perfect for this time of the year.  It seems that there are so many babies born in the spring and we are always in need of a baby shower card, new baby card or Christening card.  It can be for boy or girl and be creative.  The rules are similar to the demonstrator swaps.  

1. Once everyone signs up, I'll let you know how many cards you need to make
2. You make all identical cards in 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (envelopes not needed)
3. Make sure that all of your layers are glued well and be sure that there are no smudges. 
4. Please use Stampin Up! products so that they can easily be duplicated. 
5. Cards will be due by May 13th. (our next card club)
6. If you can't attend card club that night.  Be sure to mail your cards to my in a zip lock bag with a self addressed stamped envelope with the same postage as it took to mail them.  I'll mail your swap cards back to you on May 16th.

Any questions, just let me know.  Please reply to the swap by April 22nd if you would like to participate.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stamping Block Card Swap

We just had our very first card swap.  Everyone did such a great job so I wanted to show off their work.  Our theme was birthdays.
 Made by Lucy
Made by Margaret
made by Carol
made by Rebecca
Made by Vicky
made by Sylvia

Inside of the card     

I can't wait until the next one.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cracked Glass Butterfly

I really love the way this card came out.  This butterfly was cut from my Sure Cuts Alot and all of the other materials used are from Stampin Up!.  My sister-in-law Lucy asked me to bring back some of the older techniques that we've done at card club in the past to refresh her memory so I decided to do the cracked glass on the butterfly and did a layered accordian fold.
Paper-Old Olive, whisper white, Melon mambo dp,
Ink-melon mambo, regal rose, certainly celery
accessories-clear ultra thick embossing powder
All items are by Stampin Up! and can be ordered HERE

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Plaid Ornate Blossom

I found this great new technique over at Dawn Olchefske's blog.  It's so pretty and so simple.  You do need to use a solid image stamp like this Ornate Blossom stamp in order for it to work.  Stamp your lightest color all over your image, then you take your next color and use the edge of your stamp pad to create lines of color going across the image, then you take your darkest color and make your lines going in the other direction.  Give it a little hot breath and stamp.  No 2 will be the same and the combinations are endless.

Supplies used:
Paper- marina mist, whisper white, night of navy
Ink-Bashful blue, marina mist, night of navy
accessories-basic pearls, baja breeze glass glitter, white satin ribbon
all products are by Stampin Up! and can be ordered HERE