Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thank You Card

I made this card for my co-worker and his wife who had me over to their house for a party on Friday night. I used last year's retired In-Colour, Crushed Curry cardstock, which I LOVE, and retired DSP Razzleberry Lemonade. I created the butterfly using the Tim Holtz Fanciful flight die. I love the layered effect of this die, it is so amazing, I am excited about using it with some funky materials such as metal. I used the gold glitter from the Fine Galaxy glitter on the body, and the Elegant Thank you stamp with Rich Razzleberry Ink, and Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White cardstock. The butterfly looks really cool popped up on dimensionals. I'm so thrilled with how this card turned out, it was hard to send... but I put it in the mailbox this afternoon.

Wedding Stuff

Here are a card and money envelope I made for a wedding.
This envelope uses several current and retired products. I think it turned out beautifully! The belly band DSP was one of my favourites - I don't have the 2008 catalogue handy so I'm going from memory, but I believe it was the Parisian Breeze specialty. The gusseted envelope is another retired item from 2009/2010 from the Thoroughly Modern collection. I also use retired Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Gold Cord, and Baja Breeze button. I used the Vintage Labels stamp set from Sale-a-bration 2010. Current products I used on this envelope are Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake ink, Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze cardstock, 1-3/4" scallop circle punch,eyelet border punch, and crimper.

This card uses many of the same products including the Parisian Breeze specialty DSP, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake ink, Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze cardstock, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Gold Cord, eyelet border punch, and crimper. In addition, I used Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with the square lattice embossing folder and sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smootch Spritz which gives a beautiful, subtle, shimmer. I also used Victoria 5/8" crochet trim and accessories from the pretties kit which give a lovely vintage effect. Stamp sets used are Bella Toile and Curly Cute.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Here is a card that I made for a co-worker's 50th birthday. This is the first time I have inked up this gorgeous non-SU stamp. I actually got it after our first trip to Jamaica and I wanted a peacock stamp to scrapbook some photos of peacocks on our resort.

I stamped the image on watercolour paper in black stazon and water coloured it with SU Stampin' Write Markers and aqua painters. Paper: Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point, Ink: Early Espresso, Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Hodge Podge hardware, linen thread, vanilla smooch spray, number stickers, Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Birthday Card for my brother

This is a birthday card that I'll be sending to my brother in the next day or two. Hopefully it will get there on time. I used the bouncing brayer technique. This is actually a CASE of this card from Dawn Olchefske's blog. I changed up the colours to use a cool colour combo from the new colour coach. This card uses the Extreme Guitar, Extreme Elements, All Holidays, and Rough Edges Alphabet (retired) stamp sets, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, and Cajun Craze (new) ink and cardstock, glossy cardstock, magnetic movers and shapers star punch window (you could use the star punch, I just don't own it) and fire circle rhinestone brad. I love it!

My Digital Studio

Hey there! As usual, I haven't been posting to my blog regularly. Even once a month seems to be a challenge for me. The reason... well, I guess I'm just a busy gal. One of the things I've been doing lately is trying to get caught up on my scrapbooking. Not too long ago, I was 3 years behind. At the end of 2009, I was working on my 2006 photos! Now, thanks in part to My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!s digital scrapbooking software, I am just about finished 2008! Here are a few layouts that I made with MDS.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Colours!

I know... it's been awhile. But I am now committing to post monthly, especially now that I have given up my demonstrator website. I will be posting Stampin' Up! news, as well as my latest projects.

The most exciting news is, of course, the new colour collections that will be available in the new catalogue, starting July 1st! The new collections are Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles.

There are 25 carryover colours, that we have right now. Some of these do not currently have a "home" - now they will. There are 10 returning In Colours from previous years - some favourites that we all wished would come back - our wishes are coming true! And five brand new colours that I am looking forward to seeing in person. We will also have 5 new in colours this year - I can't wait to find out what they are!

The bad news... there are 30 colours retiring. Stock up now, before they're gone. I will also have limited quantities of these colours available in kits, with markers, pads and refills, available at a discount starting July 1.

Click the links below to see the new colour collections and the retiring colours.

New Colour Collection
Retiring Colours