Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oh, my pennant love....

So...pennants are hot! They're everywhere. Scrapbook pages, cards, home decor....they are HOT! And I've got to give Stampin' Up! HUGE kudos for jumping on this bandwagon with one of my favorite paper crafting items - the punch. That's right folks. Starting in just one day, you too will be able to order this fun little punch. It's great because not only does it punch the scallopy outside, it also punches the middle rectangle.

The results - too too cute! And the ribbon. Swoon. Adorable! I've used just about an entire roll! One side is polka dotted and the other not. I didn't think I would like the polka dots and the scallops - I thought it would be too over the top. Umm....I was wrong. My husband would love to hear those words more often. I WAS WRONG! Again *swoon* !!!

The new Pool Party color - what do you think? I thought it would be too close to Bashful Blue or Baja Breeze. Nope. It's great! It's got a slight bit of green undertone to it. I'm really liking it.

And while I was at it - might as well make a girly one too!

I actually used Blushing Bride for the pink in this card. It went great with that So Saffron piece of DSP - which is from the new Just Add Cake DSP pack. There are some great patterns in that pack! And just think....starting tomorrow (after 1pm central time) you can start ordering those new goodies!

Who has more fun than us???


To Infinity and BEYYOOOOND!

I really should have saved this post for the 4th of July. It's kind of appropriate for the holiday....kind of.

Heads up - other than the paper, there is nothing Stampin' Up! about this card! But I just love the way this turned out, I had to share. Okay with you???? Hope so. If not, turn away, right now. I mean it. If you are here only for Stampin' Up! goodness, you need to walk away from your 'puter. NOW! Now, if you are here for all things paper crafting....keep reading!

I could not create a card that my boys loved more. And the fact of it is, this card and it's counterpart took me about 2 days to complete. Simply for the fact that I was continuously stamping and coloring other rockets for my boys to fly around the house. I believe I created 7 other rockets before they were satisfied enough to leave me alone! I'm not kidding. I was getting quite frustrated with them, but their smiling little please's, I just cave under!

I created this card with a stamp set from Papertrey Ink, and that rocket, yeah, there is a coordinating die. I'm a sucker for things like that! The moon too - coordinating die!

And while I was at it, I figured it could be a cute girly card too. Simply switch out the colors, and

VOILA ~~~~~

FYI - this had nothing to do with my Summer Card Camp! This was just for fun....

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Miss me??? :)

Hi all....sorry for my recent MIA. Life just gets busy ya know.....while I would love to have the time to blog daily, somedays it just doesn't fit into my here we are. My thought right now is that you should be seeing a lot more from me in the coming weeks. I've got a lot of stuff that I've been working on and would love to show you. So, sit back and enjoy the show!

First off -

I am on Day 2 of my Summer Card Camp. Didn't you just love going to camp as a kid. I can't really say that I did. I never really went to camp. But I did do some summer classes. One I remember was a sewing class at our local sewing store. I can't really remember the name of the store but it was something like Vanhorst's. Maybe my mom will comment and let us all know? It was run by a foreign lady with a great accent. And I'm pretty sure that me and another little gal drove her crazy. I recall that I sewed a shirt complete with pockets and it was adorned with pearliscent snaps. That's right = SNAPS! It even had some white piping I believe. Think semi western style shirt. Hey - I was like 12....and it was 1980something.
So, wouldn't YOU love to relive some summer camp life? Guess what? You can. You have until June 29th to sign up for this Card Camp. They send daily PDF's with great info. And videos. And the designers involved? To DIE FOR!!! Many, Many of my all time faves. Go check it out!

So, here is my first card with this week's color combo.

I used the sketch from this weeks CPS Card Sketches. All in all, it's pretty clean and simple. Would I have it any other way? I used some retiring SU DSP paper - along with some new SU paper. The card base is Pool Party. I was going to go with Baja Breeze, but these colors seemed to melt with the Pool Party much better.

And, check out this embossing:

I tell you what. My poor heat gun has seen so much action in the last few weeks, it's about to overheat! These new embossing powders from SU are wonderful. I held back for quite a bit before ordering them. I don't know why. This is Tangerine Tango on Rose Red cardstock. Stunning. I really could have gone without the purple on this card, but I think it ended up working okay. I'm not a fan of purple....I don't know if anyone can get me to sway on that one.

BTW - it is a Top Ten day here in Iowa today. OMG! It's rare when we can have windows open in the house at the end of June. There is NO humidity, the sky is a beautiful blue, and a mild breeze with a temp of 75. THIS is what I could go for all year!!! Helps too that I can sit out on the patio with my 'puter and look out over the gorgeous Iowa countryside and take it all in too. (and the wrens beside me singing so pretty...make my day!) This is the life!

TTFN people......

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Well, folks, today is the day! We can start the countdown for the NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog and we start saying farewell to some of the stamp sets and accessories we've become fond of. If there are items on your wish list that are retiring, you better hurry and get them! Especially ACCESSORIES. They are on a first come first served basis.

Want a little extra bonus? Order $50 worth of retiring products and receive a little gift from me, plus a $5 Gift Certificate to use on your first order from the NEW Catalog! (Stamp Club orders do not qualify for this promotion from me.)




Contact me to place your order via phone or email. Or go to my website and click on the Shop Now icon in the upper right corner! What are you waiting for? Get shopping! :)