Saturday, April 27, 2013

Swallowtail Song

Happy Saturday, and welcome to my blog! Grab your cup of coffee and check out the card I created for this week's Utah Divas International sketch. You can find links to all of the cards and designers here, and below is the sketch for the week, UDISC238. This month's sketches are all by Tammy Fite.

I really like the clean and simple sketch this week, so I tried to keep this clean and simple too.  I wanted to let the stamp do the talking, and I think I succeeded.  This swallowtail stamp is so beautiful!

 All of the details ~
  • Stamps ~ Swallowtail
  • Papers ~ Whisper White, Pool Party
  • Inks ~ Versamark, Pool Party
  • Accessories ~White embossing powder, heat gun, sponge dauber, white organdy ribbon, vintage faceted designer buttons, pearls
The How To's ~
  • Use Versamark to ink the Swallowtail stamp.
  • With inked stamp facing up, place Pool Party paper on top of stamp and press down firmly.
  • Heat emboss image with white embossing powder.
  • Use a sponge dauber to add Pool Party ink on top of the embossed image.  It really "pops" all of the details in this beautiful image.
What do you think?  I love to hear your comments!

Here in New Jersey, we have been enjoying a spectacular spring!  There are splashes of yellow everywhere, from wildly blooming forsythia to daffodils.  My tulips are up, the pear trees, cherry trees and magnolias are blooming, and the best is yet to come!  Dogwood, azaleas, lilacs, rhododendrons... northern New Jersey will be a riot of color from now until Mother's Day.  If I have  time, I will take some photos and share them with you.  I think spring is my most favorite time of the year, with fall coming in a close second.



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dolled-Up Birthday

Stampin' Up! excited to introduce the second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!

Now you can order the kit to make it.  Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*  Here's more information.


The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Adhesive not included

I can't wait until my set arrives!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Round Array Sneak Peek!

Happy Saturday, and welcome to my blog! Grab your cup of coffee and check out the card I created for this week's Utah Divas International sketch. You can find links to all of the cards and designers here, and below is the sketch for the week, UDISC237. This month's sketches are all by Tammy Fite.

Here is the card I created, and I think you will figure out from past posts that I love the Tea for Two DSP! There is not much stamping on this card.  I let the paper do all of the work!

Details ~
  • Paper ~ Tea for two DSP, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, 
  • Ink ~ Lucky Limeade 
  • Stamps ~ A Round Array Stamp Set
  • Accessories ~ 7/8"scallop circle, stampin' dimensionals
Spring is definitely in the air, and Stampin' Up! can't wait to show you all the new products in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here's your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!

SU! bundled it with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) for 15% off!
Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear) 133899 $23.95 (stamp set and punch)
A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear) 129090 $14.95 (stamp set only)
You can order this sneak peek here. Just click on the shop now button.

Thanks for stopping by!  I read all of your comments, and they are always appreciated.  Enjoy your weekend!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bombs Away!

Bombs Away! 133411 
The newest photopolymer (clear) stamp set from Stampin' Up!
Simple and sassy - a perfect fit for many birthday celebrations.

Check out a bit more about this stamp set on Stampin' Up!'s home page here. I check it every day for inspiration! They have new products, pins they've found and loved and they showcase cards created by some of their demonstrators!  When you're done browsing, please order your new set here.

Today I'm in Baltimore for a Stampin' Up! Regional event.  You can bet I'm busy swapping, stamping, and soaking up wonderful new ideas I can share with you! 

Have a great weekend!