For the first time, Stampin’ Up! has offered a 15% discount on brand new stamps when they first came out. One of the stamps on sale was Pocket Silhouettes and when I saw them, I thought they would be so versatile and I had to take advantage of the sale. Since it was one of the sets I kept out of the moving boxes, I decided to try them out on a couple cards. Both of these cards were simple designs and the vintage violet card was designed by accident. 🙂 I was trying to figure out what kind of design to make … Read More
So, I had a card that I really wanted to case that used many of the same elements as my card below. However, that card was pink and black and I’ve found that most of the examples I’ve been drawn to lately are pink and brown or black. So, I thought that I would try out the new In Color blues instead of pink. They are really nice blues and go well together, but once I started stamping, I thought it got a bit busy and I had cut some of the pieces bigger than I thought so it was … Read More
The Big Shot is here! After a couple months of anticipation, the Big Shot is now available for ordering! This tool is great for not only scrapbooking and cardmaking but also can be used for a number of other home decor or craft project due to the large number of materials it can cut. From metal to fabric, this tool can just about cut it all. Stampin’ Up has put together some special starter kits to get you started right. These kits give you everything you need to get started with all the hardware and 4 exclusive dies. Plus, order one of … Read More
I have seen a number of really cool cards that use color blocking for their backgrounds. I’ve been wanted to try to create one myself for a while but it wasn’t until I got concentrated card making time that I got to try it out. These layouts are great for using up scraps and are super versatile depending on the color combinations you use. Recipe: Stamps: Christmas classics, Sincere Salutations Ink: Baja Blue, Chocolate Chip Paper: Whisper White CS, Pretty in Pink DSP (retired), Bashful blue DSP (retired), Wild Wasabi DSP (retired), Apricot Appeal DSP (retired) Accessories: none Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ … Read More
After arriving at my MIL’s house, one night we were talking about how I had become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. She was curious about stamping and card making but didn’t know what to do, so I helped her design and put together her first card. It is a simple card but looks nice in real life. Recipe Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Vintage Violet CS (retired) Ink: Chocolate Chip ink, Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write marker Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, glue dots Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!
Sorry for the long lag in writing! This whole cross-country move thing has been much more complicated than I thought! 🙂 My whole house has been packed up and in a truck for the last week, and my DH, myself, and our 3 cats have been staying at my MIL’s house until it was time for us to move to our new home in Portland. I managed to set aside a small bag worth of stamping supplies thinking I was going to have lots of time to use them but boy was I wrong. It wasn’t until last night that … Read More
My new order is in and boy am I excited. Sadly, it showed up just before the packers and movers showed up at my house so I only really had time to mount my stamps and gawk at all the goodies before most of it went away. However, I was smart and kept aside a bag full of stamping items so I will be able to play with some of my new supplies while waiting for the movers to deliver my craft room to Portland. Coming soon – projects with the new filigree brads, awesome rub-ons, some new stamps including … Read More
After a very busy evening (yay! sold our couch!) I forced myself to take some time for stamping. I’ve wanted to every night and since I promised earlier, I figured I had to make it happen. 🙂 Tonight I tried to go for something that was a bit on the simpler side and at the same time thought I would try again for a get well card. This came together easily and used a minimal amount of supplies. Recipe: Stamps: Happiness Always Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Lavender Lace Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Lavender Lace CS, Very Vanilla CS Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals Images copyright 1990–2008 … Read More