Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Power, Yes Scrapbooking

Well, What else can you do when a bad storm takes away your power, internet and water.  SCRAPBOOK!!
Here are some pages that I got done yesterday during the hours of daylight.  No way could I ever do it with candlelight.  Mind you, I didn't have my cricut to work with so I just used what I had including stamps. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Language of Friendship

This little bird is so cute.  I love using stamp sets with coordinating punches.  It makes it so easy and quick to make a card.  We also made this one at last Friday's card club.  We all enjoyed using some of Stampin Up's new stamp sets from this new catalog.  My wish list is still very long but I managed to get my hands on a handful of new sets so far.  I'm actually creating this post on Saturday the 27th because we are due to get hurricane Irene tomorrow and I'm sure that there won't be any power for a little while so I figured that I would set this up ahead of time. 
Supplies used:
Stamps-Happiest birthday wishes, language of friendship, frame it
ink-soft suede, bravo burgandy
accessories-ribbon punch, 2 step bird punch, corner rounder punch
paper-soft suede, whisper white, patterned paper

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

I love using recyclable items in my cards.  I use a page from an old Hardy Boys book behind this piece of vellum in this card.  It was a real simple card and very easy to make at our card club.  The ladies found it very easy to color in these flower from the old fast and fabulous stamp set using Q tips. 

Supplies used:
stamps-fast and fabulous
paper-wisteria wonder, black, recycled book paper, whisper white, basic black
Ink-wisteria wonder, certainly celery

Friday, August 26, 2011

Faith in Nature

I thought that I would take my mind off of the upcoming hurricane and do a post today.  Here's one of the cards that we made at Friday's card club.  I've been wanting to do a lot of texture lately and I just love using these warm earth tones.  We did some dry embossing with the ms scoring board for our background piece of crushed curry and crimped this piece of pumpkin pie for the center.  This image is from one of the new hostess stamp sets in the Stampin Up! catalog.  It's called Faith in Nature.  Any order of $150.00 or more qualifies you for $25 worth of hostess sets or any other catalog item of your choice.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August Card Club

Hello Ladies,

This month's card club is going to take place on Tuesday August 23rd at 7pm.   We are going to be playing with some new stamp sets.  If you are interested in coming, please let me know as soon as possible. 
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

So Many Birthday Parties

We had back to back parties this weekend.  My daughter Alex had her twin friends Hannah and Sarah's party on Friday night and then we had my 2 oldest daughters Hayley & Alex's party on Saturday.  I remembered to take a photo of Sarah's card but not Hannah's.  Oh well.  Here it is.  It features that cute little owl.  We had so much fun playing with that punch at one of my card clubs that I wanted to bring it out again.   The photo isn't the greatest but you get the idea. 
Supplies used:
paper-pink pirouette, whisper white, old olive chocolate chip
Stamps-dot dot dot
Ink-old olive
Accessories-owl punch, little leaves sizzlet,ticket corner punch, rhinestones, white gel pen

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


As many of you Massachusetts residents know,  This coming weekend (Aug 13 & 14th) is tax free.  This also includes your Stampin Up! purchases.  If you'd like to take advantage of this 6.25% discount, you can order directly through my site at www.sylviakipnes.stampinup.net or you can contact me direct to place a group order.  Any group orders have to be emailed to me no later then 12 noon Aug 14th.