Sunday, August 12, 2012

Color Coach Creation

As part of the "I am Creative" class at convention, I received the Lacy & Lovely stamp set.  This is the first card that I created using that set.  It's a great set because it contains images and sentiments.  inspiration from this card came from Pinterest.
I used the Color Coach to choose my colors: Rose Red with Not Quite Navy and River Rock.

Here's the inside.  I stamped off before stamping the card stock.

A few days ago, I got a call from a long lost friend, Marilyn.  She and I worked together at a doctor's office from 1989-1991.  This was by first real job that I got while I was a senior in college.  (Do the math if you're interested in determining my age, LOL!)  Marilyn and I stayed in touch for a while, then lost touch, then found each other again via Facebook.  Years ago, Marilyn moved to Ohio and she's back visiting a friend Jessie who also worked at the same doctor's office. After 20+ years we're getting together for lunch.  I'm so tickled to see them again!  Marilyn and Jessie will be getting a set of greeting cards including this one.

Let me know what you think of this card.  How do you think it would look with some in-colors like Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple? 

Stay tuned for more creations using stamp sets and accessories that I received at convention.

Stamps: Lacy & Lovely
Paper: River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, River Rock
Accessories: Rose Red seam binding, Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!


Monday, August 6, 2012

August Hoppers' Blog Hop: Color Combo - Red

It's that time of the month for the Hoppers to get together and provide a blog hop for your viewing and creating pleasure.  This month's theme is a color challenge and I am the coordinator.  I've chosen the color Real Red from the Color Coach.  The Creative Combination consists of Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Crumb Cake.  The second combination comes from the Getting Started Collection - Real Red, Early Espresso, and Pumpkin Pie.

There will be some blog candy from me at the end of the month. If you want to play along, please leave an encouraging comment on each blog.  Then on August 27th (first day of school for my kiddos!), I'll choose a random winner from all who comment .  Please be sure to leave your email address or some other way for me to get ahold of you.  The blog candy will be 24 - 6" x 6" sheets of current and retired designer series paper!

I chose to create projects with both Color Coach combinations.  The first one uses the stamp set Moving Forward.  It's the 2012-2013 Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.
I colored the stamp with markers, stamped it onto Whisper White card stock, then punched it out.  Behind it is one of the scalloped circle shapes from the Perfect Pennants Bigz L die.

For my second card, I used one of my new favorite stamp sets, Serene Silhouttes.  Once again, I colored the stamp with markers.  Then I spritzed the stamp with water using SU!'s new Stampin' Spritzer.  It created a cool watercolor look on the paper. I ran the new Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock through the Big Shot with the new Woodgrain embossing folder, then I sanded it with the new sanding system.  Here's a close-up:
I am impressed with the Core'dinations card stock because the woodgrain looks real!  Hope you enjoyed my creations.  Please let me know what you think.

Here's a link to the other Hoppers:

Stamps: Moving Forward / Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Real Read, Whisper White, Subtles pattered dsp, Neutrals patterned dsp / Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock
Ink: markers: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue / Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot and Stampin' Dimensionals (for both projects), Tasteful Trim die, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, 2 1/2" circle punch / Woodgrain embossing folder, Stampin' Sanding System, Stampin' Spritzer with water,Word Window and Modern Label punches

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Happy digital stamping!


Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini is live!

Drum roll!!!      The Stampin' Up! 2012 Holiday Mini Catalog is now live!  This release comes a month earlier than last year.  You're gonna love this catalog so much that it will be hard to decided what not to get.  I wish I could make an "I want it all!" button on my web site.Take a peek here!

There are LOTS of fun things in this new mini:
  • Bundles -- Matching stamp sets and framelits that will save you money (15%off)!  Look for for several bundles throughout the catalog.
  • Suites --  Four new suites to fit everyone's holiday needs
  • Kits -- Several cute kits for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day
  • Samples --  So many wonderful samples to use for inspiration!
I haven't had too much time to play with all of my goodies yet.  One item that I have had the chance to try out is the Core'dinations Card Stock. I ran it through the woodgrain embossing folder and sanded it with the new sanding blocks.  Yum-o!  I'll be featuring this background on a future project.

If you haven't already received the catalog in the mail, please contact me and I'll make sure to get one to you. 

For those of you who have had a chance to view the catalog, what items caught your attention?
Happy Stamping!