Sunday, June 28, 2009

Razzle Dazzle!

I'm so excited! I just played with my new Razzle Dazzle stamp set! It's not really my typical "style" but I really like it. I almost didn't buy it based on the picture of the set but once I saw some examples of things made with it I realized it was very cute and actually pretty versatile. In the cards I'll show you today I used the "flowery" stamp as the focal point but I've seen lots of cute cards where people have used this stamp as more of a "background" stamp which also looks really cool. To use the image as a focal point you have to have some patience because it really looks best if you color it with markers so that you can have multiple colors for the flowers and stems. Since the image is made of solid lines and shapes you can't just stamp with black and color it in later. TIP: Whenever you color on your stamps with Stampin Write markers always be sure to breathe on your stamp right before you stamp it so that you can re-moisten the ink. Supplies: (All Stampin Up!) Card One: Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set Crushed Curry CS Rich Razzleberry CS Melon Mambo CS Whisper White CS Razzleberry Lemonade DSP Stampin Write Markers: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay Scallop Edge Punch Card Two: Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set Crushed Curry CS Rich Razzleberry CS Old Olive CS Whisper White CS Razzleberry Lemonade DSP Stampin Write Markers: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry,Old Olive Scallop Edge Punch Modern Label Punch Word Window Punch

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I heart wedding cards!

Back again with another wedding card! I told you they're my favorite! Good thing I have several friend's weddings coming up to use all of my wedding cards. The inspiration for this card came from one of my friends in my Stampin Up! Demo group. We did a stamp camp with our group a few months ago and she created a card for it using this stamp set and color combo. To tell you the truth I had never paid much attention to this stamp set until I saw the card she created. It's just sooo stunning and elegant. So as soon as I could, I purchased the stamp set for myself and this is the 1st card I've made with it. I think it came out great. I just love how classy and elegant it looks. Supplies: (All Stampin Up!) Sahara Sand CS Basic Black CS Very Vanilla CS Basic Black Classic Ink Sahara Sand Classic Ink Together Forever Stamp Set Basic Black 1/4 in grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tis the season for graduations

My boss is graduating from her residency program this weekend. Graduations are old hat for her because she's certainly had plenty of them. First high school, then undergrad, then med school, and now residency! That's a LOT of school. She deserves a nice graduation card! I've been wanting to try this ribbon technique that I've been seeing around blogland lately. You basically just fold the ribbon over on itself in sections and staple it at the top. I combined it with my favorite Big Shot staple, the Top Note and used a little strip of paper to cover the ugly staples at the top of the ribbon. I used the brand new modern label punch that pairs perfectly with the brand new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set as well as the Word Window punch...Loving this combo! Supplies: (All Stampin Up!) Kiwi Kiss CS Pink Pirouette CS Raspberry Tart DSP Pink Pirouette 1 1/4 grosgrain ribbon Rhinestone Brad Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First week of Summer and I'm Big on Spring

Summer is finally here! Woo Hoo! I'm headed to the pool with these crazy babies this afternoon! I love my job :) So sorry I havn't had much time for blogging lately but I do have quite a few cards to share. I think my new method of blogging will be to stock pile my creations and then photograph them all at once and blog them all at once but have them posts scheduled to publish once a day or once a week...something like that... For today in light of the sadness that comes along with all of the current Stampin Up! stamps that will be retired as of next Wednesday I will be highlighting my very favorite stamp set that has been retired for over a year now- Big on Spring. It's so stinkin cute and even though it's retired I still always come back to it! I am definitely one of those demonstrators that does not give up on my stamps just because they are retired. Don't get me wrong, I am also OBSESSED with getting to see, and buy, and play with BRAND NEW stamps, papers, and accessories so I also used one of the brand new In Colors on one of my cards. The first card I have to show you is one that I created (at the last minute) for my best friend's wedding shower last weekend. I used the Bride to Be stamp from the Big on Spring stamp set and colored it in with my Stampin Write markers. I added sparkle with my favorite little gem, the Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen...I can never have too much sparkle! And this pen just gives a nice subtle little shimmer that makes everything so much prettier. I also added some tiny adhesive pearls because they are just so precious and elegant and bride-like. I used SU Brushed Silver CS and embossed it with silver embossing powder and the Baroque Motifs stamp set. I used my favorite Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist Card stock. I am OBSESSED with this color...Next to pink, this is my favorite color. I really wish SU! would make this color as part of their collection. Not that I don't love PTI, but I can't be a PTI demo so I wish I had it as an option for SU! For the next card, I used the Let the CUTE begin stamp. Baby cards and wedding cards are actually probably my favorite types of cards to make so you can see why I just love this old stamp set! I busted out my very first sheet of my brand new In Color cardstock- which is my favorite perk of being a demo- I get to play with new stuff early! Yay! I used the Bermuda Bay color which looks so awesome paired with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. (It actully looks great with a ton of SU colors- stay tuned) I stamped an extra image on blue CS and cut it out and popped it up to give it some dimmension and a pop of color.