Stampin' Addicts Mega Blog Hop

7.30.2010

This is the weekend when some crafty people from Stampin' Addicts are working together to show you a lot of the new stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. We'll each include a link to the forum site in case you want to check it out and one to the next person on the hop. This way you can easily click through and get an eye full of stamps and projects! Hooray! If you are landing here from Carmen's site - welcome!

I get the privilege of sharing our new Fabulous Phrases stamp set with you. There are 30 words in this stamp set; they can be used alone or in different combinations to say what you need to say on your project. Let's get started with a fun card. This one also uses a new stamp set called Aviary:
And now how about something a little different. This little tote was made using two die cuts of our #2 Box die. I'll be filling it with different stampin' treats as well as with the "card candy" shown here.
The card candy portion is a collection of words stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched out with an Oval punch. They are layered onto larger oval punches and are adhered to wax paper with Stampin' Dimensionals. The recipient of this gift will be able to peel the element off the wax paper and apply it to her card/scrap page. Don't you just love the little flowers? Here's a thumbnail for a better look:

 But, hey, I still owe you one more project;  and since cards are my favorite thing to create, here's one with a slightly different feel:
For this card I used a technique called "Pulled Pastels". Smear dark card stock with Stampin' Pastels (chalks) and then stamp over it using Versamark. The stamp will pull the chalk away and leave you with a great silhouette image. And while you have the Versamark out, you can go ahead and heat emboss your frame for your sentiment. "Heartfelt" is one of my favorite words included in this set simply because it can be used for so many reasons.

Well, thank you for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Krystal where you'll get to see items made with our Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set. Enjoy!


Supplies: project 1  project 2 (box), project 3, if used in multiple left plain
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases (c120501), Aviary (c120476), Just Believe (c120453)
Stampin' Write Markers Regal Rose (105108), Old Olive (100079), Basic Gray (120966)
Ink: Night of Navy (102977), Versamark (102283),  Baja Breeze (111833)
PaperHostess Designer Series Paper stack (121028), Blushing Bride (119796), Regal Rose (105130), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Sweet & Sour Designer Series Paper (117390), Basic Black (121045), Baja Breeze (111352), So Saffron (105118), Very Vanilla (101650), Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (117163)
Tools/Other:   5/8" Old Olive grosgrain (109054), Oval Scallop Frame die (114521), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Hobby Blade (102449), Jewels Basic Rhinestone (119246), Small Oval Punch (107304), Large Oval punch (107305), Wide Oval punch (112082), Itty Bitty Punch pack (118309), Two-way Glue pen (100425), Big Shot (113439), Box #2 die (114518), Stampin' Pastels (120962), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Emboss powder Black (109133),  Heat Tool (100005), Marina Mist taffeta (119257), 1/2" circle punch (119869), Scallop edge punch (112091)

Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
Technique resource: Technique Junkies

Just Believe in Baja Breeze

7.28.2010

Todays card was a quick one! I'm on a venture to use up my retired items in inventory and came across some printed vellum sheets from our last Idea Book & Catalog. They are so pretty - check out this simple dotted piece. (I apologize for the somewhat dark image; when I tried putting more light, the vellum reflected it quite bodly!)

 One of the tricks of working with vellum is to be careful about how you adhere it to your project. Here, Silver Brads tack the vellum to a same-sized layer of Baja Breeze card stock. To keep the bulk of the brads from showing, this entire piece is lifted off the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Simple heat embossing (an always favorite technique) created my frame for the sentiment. Again, I kept the colors simple by repeating the Baja Breeze and adding just a small layer of Basic Gray.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are able to take some time today to Escape2stamp!

Supplies:
Stamps*: (c120453)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Basic Gray (109120)
Paper: Baja Breeze (111352), Basic Gray (121044), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools/Other:  Heat Tool (100005), Silver Stampin' Emboss powder (109131), Embossing Buddy (103083), Silver Brads (104336), printed vellum (retired item)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
* c= clear mount item number; w= Wood Mount item number
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Pawsitively Adorable!

7.27.2010

We'll be starting with a sketch this Friday at my card-making class. This one is from splitcoast; I've used it a few times because it's wonderful for showing off paper but still allows a nice-sized space for a stamped image. Class attendees - please remember to RSVP by Wednesday to reserve your spot. (Class is limited to 8 attendees.)
I love this image! It's one of the 4 you receive in our new stamp set Greeting Card Kids. (see black & white photo below) This is one that reminds me of "back to school" - where my kids will be in 2 weeks! (No, that sound is not me cheering, ahem...) Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids (120633)
Ink: StazOn Black, Stampin' Write Markers for coloring
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Poppy Parade (119793),  Tempting Turquoise (102067), scraps of Pear Pizzazz (119795), Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper (117396)
Tools/Other: Big Shot (113439), Buttons #5 Sizzlit Die (113440), DMC Floss white
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
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Extreme Techno Monday

7.26.2010

The title sounds questionable, doesn't it? lol
Actually, it all good. My card below is based on a sketch shared today at Techno Stamper and it uses two guy friendly stamp sets, Extreme Elements and Extreme Guitar.
The textured paper behind our rocker is Brushed Silver card stock. It words great in embossing folders and in real life, looks almost like metal once embossed. To the point where I had to "tame" it down a little on the edges with some sponging! You've gotta give it a try - I imagine it would be fun for any car-related projects, too.

Thanks for stopping by! And for my class ladies, be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll be sharing the card we'll be working on in class this Friday!

Supplies:
Stamps: Extreme Elements (W115181), Extreme Guitar (W115328)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (111833), Basic Gray (109120), Versafine Black
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Riding Hood Red (111348), Whisper White (100730), Brushed Silver (100712)
Tools/Other: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing folder (119976), Crop-a-dile (108362), 1/2" circle punch (119869), 3/4" circle  punch (119873), Hobby Blade (102449)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) 
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DivaSC93 Just Believe

7.24.2010

 It's Saturday and time for another Sketch Challenge/Blog Hop with the Utah Divas! Don't forget, I'm just one stop along the hop. You're link for the next stop, I've included them below.

This was one fun sketch  - I can't wait to see what the others have in store for you. My card is not the first idea I had - but I totally dig it ;) Hope you do, too!



Who would have thought that our 2-step Bird punch would create such lovely rosebuds? I was totally floored when I saw it and couldn't wait to use it on a project. Simple paper weaving created a nice background here and was a quick and easy layer to make using scraps of Crumb Cake card stock. Because of the "organic" feel of the basket and flowers, simple Hemp Twine provided just the right textured embellishment; however, I also included a couple of colored pearl stickers for just a little touch of glam.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope that you liked my card! And now on to our next stop on the hop - Becky. Have a great creative weekend!
ETA (edited to add): I've checked a few of the blogs this morning and many of the posts are not up. Here are the Divas who are participating:
Carol M.
Jeannette
Tammy
Becky
Supplies:
Stamps*: Just Believe (C120453)
Stampin' Write Markers: Always Artichoke (105113), Cherry Cobbler (119681), Old Olive (100079)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Always Artichoke (105119), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools/Other: 2-step Bird XL punch (117191), Hemp Twine (100982), 2-way Glue pen (100425), Block D, Pearl Stickers
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) 
(*C=Clear Mount Stamp Set item number, W=Wood Mount)
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Fabulous Color and a Butterfly

7.23.2010

Welcome to color! In-color, that is!
 Isn't this purple fun? It's one of our new In-color selections, Concord Crush! The color is so vibrant, you'll be crushing on it in no time. Basic color theory tells me that complementary colors, opposite each other on a color wheel, create high-energy combinations that bring out the best in each other. I believe that this combination of Concord Crush and Daffodil Delight proves this theory right before our eyes!

Want to learn more about color theory? You'll get the basics as well as a variety of color combination information with our Color Coach (pictured below). It is a wonderful tool you will turn to time and time again!

Thanks for stopping by!
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases (c120501)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Paper: Concord Crush (119792), Daffodil Delight (119683), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Hostess Level 1 Designer Series Paper stack (121028), clear acetate from packaging
Tools/Other: Color Coach (121620), Big Shot (113439), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz dies (114507), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335), Metallic Brads (119741), Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon (119254), Scallop Edge Border punch (119882)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
Resources: Sketch from stamping411
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Fab Sketches and a box

7.22.2010

As promised yesterday:
 This fabulous box opens up to hold at least 8 greeting cards with envelopes or can be used to store stampin' supplies. Here's a look at it opened up:
This fabulous box was made using just card stock; however, chipboard can be substituted to provide for a sturdier box. Add decoration and it becomes a wonderful gift for someone special. Want to learn how to make this box? We'll be doing just that at my monthly stamp camp on August 15th. Contact me for additional information and to RSVP.

Supplies:
Stamps: Studio Sketches (C122222), Fabulous Phrases (C120501)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Soft Suede (115657)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), River Rock (108640), Soft Suede (115318), Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper stack (117517)
Tools/Other: Small Oval punch (107304), 5/8" Vanilla grosgrain ribbon (109055), Hodgepodge Hardware (this finish is retired)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) 
Box pattern: Splitcoaststampers 
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Cherry Cobbler love!

7.21.2010

 Cherry Cobbler as dessert is yummy, I admit. But check it out in colored card stock - divine!
And like fresh cream on that cobber, how about the patterned paper, yes? This sheet is from our Neutral Collection - Patterns Designer Series Paper stack. The "stacks" are available in each of our color collections and contain 40 sheets of double-sided calorie-free goodness. (You receive 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in each of the 10 colors; for the In-color stack you receive 4 ea/2designs/5colors.) In addition to the design shown here, you'll receive always useful stripes, dots and printed text.

Want to see what else can be done with this gorgeous paper? Be sure to check back tomorrow. I have a gift box to share with you that I just know you are going to love!

Supplies:
Stamps: Dreams du Jour (W111624)
Ink: StazOn Black
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Patterns Designer Series Paper Neutral Collection (117157)
Tools/Other: Basic Pearls stickers (119247)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
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Cute by the inch

7.19.2010

Based on today's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You.
The strip going across the top was created using a new Level 2 hostess stamp set, Cute By the Inch. The sentiment block uses another stamp from this same set.  To stamp them, I used a technique I haven't used in a quite a while: Rock-n-roll! First tap your image onto your first ink color (always start with lighter first!), then roll the edges of your stamp into the 2nd color. The 1st color will remain prominent in the center with the darker color accenting the outer portion of the image. Nice touch, eh?

Although I like the clean look of the Naturals Vanilla piece, I believe it would be  nice to re-do this and stamp something like the French Script background on it. But of course, I didn't think of that until I saw the card on my screen, so.... maybe next time ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: 
Stamps: Cute by the Inch (Level 2 Hostess Set - 120130)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (103040), Early Espresso (119670)
Paper: Sweet & Sour Specialty (117390), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Early Espresso (119686), Naturals Ivory (101849) and scraps of So Saffron (105118), Old Olive (100702)
Tools/Other: 2-step Bird XL punch (117191), Scallop Trim Border punch (118402), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Sponges (101610), gold dot stickers
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) 
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DivaSC92 Lots of Bots

7.17.2010

Time for the Utah Divas Sketch Challenge hop. If you are new to my site and unfamiliar with the "hop", there are a few of us within the group who participate in this challenge. I'll share my project here, then provide you with a link to the next participant below. (And she'll provide the next stop, etc, 'til you make it through the group.) If you want to check out the group's site, click here.

My card today uses some goodies I just received from Stampin' Up! The background paper is from our new Level 1 Hostess pack! The flowers on the vertical strip are from the same sheet as the other (on the flip side). They  reminded me of the Itty Bitty buttons so I knew I had to use them, too!

The three punches shown here are part of a "pack". All three coordinate with the shaped buttons in Bitty Buttons. As you can see they are clear, allowing the color of the punched paper to show through. Ahhh! Easy coordination on your projects - gotta love it!
I hope you enjoyed my card. Now on to Alisa's blog; let's see what she has in store for us today. Thanks for stopping by!
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Lots of Bots (115293)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908) + Stampin' Write Markers for coloring
Paper: Designer Series Paper Hostess pack (121028), Cajun Craze (119684), Naturals Ivory (101849), Chocolate Chip (textured-119926)
Tools/Other: Linen Thread (104199), Bitty Buttons (118761), Punch Pack Itty Bitty Shapes (118309)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
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Studio Sketches on Vintage Wallpaper

7.16.2010

Today in my card-making class, we'll be working with the Vintage Wallpaper technique. Yes, I know, I've shown you a few samples with this lately. And yes, there are a ton more techniques where this one came from...I'll get to them next, promise!
 Not only will my ladies leave with a pretty card, they'll leave with step-by-step directions intended to help them use this technique in the future. If you live in the Melbourne area and would like to join us in the future, just contact me for more info. Or you can check the schedule on my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website.

Thanks for stopping by! And remember, tomorrow is Saturday and it's time for another UDI sketch!

Supplies:
Stamps: Studio Sketches (122222)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Cajun Craze (119671), More Mustard (103162), Old Olive (102277)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede (115318), Cajun Craze(119684), More Mustard (100946)
Tools/Other: 5/8" Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Ribbon Slide (ret.), Blender Pen
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) 
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Stampin' Up! card project

7.15.2010

Here's a card that shared in my Stampin' Up! store. Simple ingredients for a simply cute card!

For project and supply information, click here.

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Today's the day

7.14.2010

I usually consider myself a "card-maker". Occasionally, however, I'll use my supplies for something a little different. (Shocker, I know...) While cleaning out my office closet last week, I came across a set of votive holders I had purchased on clearance at a local box store. I knew they would make a cute gift, but I never got around to actually doing anything with them.
Well, today's the day! 
Cute! And it feels so good to use up supplies I had sitting around! They are rather "spring" looking, but I think I can fill them with candy (or a candle...) and get someone to accept one ;)

Thank you for stopping by; now, I challenge you to go use up one of those stand-by items!


Supplies: 
Paper: Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools/Other: Big Shot (113439), Daisies #2 Bigz Die (114520), 1/4" grosgrain in Mellow Moss and Apricot Appeal (both now retired)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579)
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Tiny Tags 4You

7.13.2010

 A simple layout is dressed up with layers of card stock and Designer Series Paper. This card didn't take long to put together, even though I was yapping away with my friends ;) I'm not sure what I'll use it for, so the only sentiment can be found on the tiny tag which says "4 you".  That should cover anything, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: 
Stamps: Tiny Tags (118592), girl image is a stamp I picked up somewhere (?)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Chocolate Chip (100908), markers for coloring
Paper: Old Olive (100702), Naturals Ivory (101849), Chocolate Chip (102128), Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (ret.)
Tools/Other: Jewelry Tag Medium punch (117190). Linen Thread (104199), 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (ret.)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642) 
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Rockin' with Mojo147!

7.12.2010


 It's Monday - hooray! My stampin' friends Cynthia and Adela are coming over to play with paper so this post is going to be VERY short!
This card is one I made this morning with the Mojo sketch this week. Love it! This one will definitely go to one of my nephews. If you'd like to play along too or even see all submitted cards for this sketch, click here to be directed to the mojo blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Extreme Elements
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Baja Breeze (111833)
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Cajun Craze (119684), Baja Breeze (111352), Very Vanila (101650)
Tools/Other: Silver brads (104336), Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing folder (119976), Billboard (alpha) strip die (114510), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Coluzzle
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
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DivaSC91 Greenhouse Vogue

7.10.2010


 Ok, time for my favorite thing (again!); I love sketches - love them! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.netFor me, they are the difference between getting a card done and liking it or getting a card done and wondering who would tolerate receiving it! *grin*

Today, we're on sketch 91 with the Utah Divas. If you are new to my site, you'll be happy to know that this is just one of many sites where you will be able to see projects made with this sketch. The next site is linked below.

 No deviating from the sketch this time! This gorgeous Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper dresses up the card so beautifully that I really didn't need to do much else. A great color scheme is displayed in the paper and provided direction for the cardstock and ink choices. I have to point out one color however, did you notice the green shown here? It's one our our new In-colors, Pear Pizazz - isn't it refreshing?
And last, simple stamping and a little bling in the form of Rhinestone Stickers finish off this simple but chic card. No "who will take it" with this one - I'll be happy to send it out!

And now, it's time to see more! Let's go down under and see what Alisa has for us today.  Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (118598)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (103040), Marina Mist (119668), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Paper: Pear Pizazz (119795) , Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Pumpkin Pie (105117)
Tools/Other: Block H (118490), Rhinestone Stickers, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (ret.)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
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Simply Said Thank You

7.09.2010

 I've found that one of the most time saving tips for card-making is to start with a sketch. There are many websites that feature new sketches weekly and one of my favorites is Mojo Monday. Not only does this site share a sketch, they also feature a number of artists' projects based on the sketch as well as a linking feature that will let you share your project and see a ton more. As I type this blog post, there are already over 200 cards shared for this sketch. How's that for inspiration?
Now be sure to check back tomorrow for a fresh new sketch from Utah Divas International. I don't believe I've ever seen our sketch used on a card before and I know you're gonna love it!

 Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamps: Simply Said (115066)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (100814), Old Olive (102277)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Old Olive (100702), Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (117173), (scrap of dot embossed whisper white)
Tools/Other: Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads (109111), Button, Coluzzle, Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Used with every project: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Paper Cutter (104152), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)
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New Downloads available

7.08.2010

The latest group of digital downloads for My Digital Studio are now available!

Item         Description         Price
122150 Eyelet Border digital punch $.95
122151 Dotted Scallop Border digital punch $.95
122152 Bitty Bat digital punch $.95
122153 Two Step Owl digital punch $.95
122154 Ornament digital punch $.95

DivaSC90 Bella Studio

7.03.2010

 Welcome to another Sketch Challenge with the Utah Divas Int'l. Today, we have another sketch for you to try as well as a number of projects to share on our hop. I hope you enjoy your time with us and that our creativity serves as a springboard for your own.

My card today uses one of my favorite new stamp sets from the new IB&C, Studio Sketches.  I believe this set will be a great addition to anyone's supplies because it isn't overtly feminine and can be used for a traditional or elegant feel.

While making this card, I used one of my favorite tools,  my fingers! I wanted to add just a smidge of color to the pears and was afraid that a blender pen would smudge the stamped image. So I dabbed my finger into the Certainly Celery ink and just tapped a tiny bit of color onto them. It worked so well I chose another finger and dabbed it into Marina Mist for the jar! My son laughed at me - but hey, I always end up with ink on myself somewhere so why not put it to use? (Another "random" tool - the cork you see in the photo is for storage of the very sharp Paper-Piercing tool. Inexpensive, and it works great to protect your tote bag and the tip of the tool.)

Now, let's check out Alisa's blog and the lovely creation she's prepared for you. Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps: Bella Toile (background), Studio Sketches *NEW
Ink: Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist
Paper: River Rock, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Naturals Vanilla, Paper Vellum
Tools/Other: Silver Brads, Paper-piercing Tool, Stampin' Sponges, Block D 
Every project uses: Stampin' Mist, Stampin' Scrub, Tabletop Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
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It's July 1!

7.01.2010

Today's the day we usher in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog - Woo hoo! Those of you who stopped by my house on Sunday have your copy now and I sure hope you've made the time to take a look through. I am SO excited about the variety of images available this year as well as the organizational tools and new accessories. And, as I've had more time to play with our new color selections, I'm getting more and more energized to do some serious crafting! I hope you are, too.

All rambling aside, I have a quick card to share with you today; it uses a new Level 1 Hostess set called Because I Care.

Stampin' Write markers in a variety of colors (listed below) made it easy to color in my flower, leaves and stem. For variety, do a google search on hydrangeas - you'll see that they bloom in several different colors. (The purple and deep blue are gorgeous!)

Although the silver dots you see here are not from our company, I'm happy to tell you that we now offer half-back rhinestones and pearls. I can't wait to get my hands on them! The packets include 150 pieces (50 each in 3 sizes) plus three 2-5/8" strips of connected 3 mm stones for only $4.95. Eek!

If you would like a copy of the new IB&C, contact me and we'll go over your options. Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Because I Care
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers in: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke
Tools/Other: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Rhinestone stickers (silver), Corner Rounder
Always used: Stampin' Mist, Stampin' Scrub, Tabletop Paper Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips 
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