Thursday, July 29, 2010

This is one of Stampin' Up's new single stamps called For You Flower. It coordinates with the new Fancy Flower Punch. I love these colors together, Only Orange (retired) and Melon Mambo. Again I used pattern paper from the glitter stack Summer Song (My Mind's Eye). Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Live Your Dream

Here are some more cards I made using the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I started with a white cardstock base and embossed the flowers in white (flowers from stamp set Live Your Dream from Stampin' Up). I then used glimmer mists over the embossed flowers. For the pink one, I used Pink Bubblegum, Coffee Shop and some Gold. For the blue card, I used Moonlight and Frost. I finished off the card with some of my wrinkled ribbon. The pink ribbon is hand-dyed to match. The black ribbon came in black and then I made it into wrinkle ribbon. I love dyeing the ribbon to match my cards. (Let me know if you are interested in seeing how I do that.) Well, it is probably time for me to think about packing for CHA! I am so excited to be able to go to this super craft show (to shop). I have been dreaming of this for over a year (I wanted to go last year, but it was in Orlando, Florida. This year it is back in Chicago! Much closer!) I am anxious to see how it compares to some of the other conventions I have been to (like Novi). I will definitely post pictures.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby Things

My cousins daughter had her baby shower this past weekend (she is having a girl). Here are a few things I made for her and put in a basket. I had a photo album, a paperbag scrapbook, a notebook and matching cards (and of course a little stuffed animal/blankie). I used coordinating paper called Studio K (from K & Company). I used my cricut to make the words "BABY" and I used my bigshot to make the felt flowers. This was all "stuff" I had laying around my "craft studio". I love using these things up! I feel productive! Hope she liked it! I'm off to my sudio for some creating time!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Classic Birthday

This is a new set from Stampin' Up called "To A Classic". I always need more masculine birthday cards, so I had to get this set. I used pattern paper from "The Natural Stack" from DCWV and a little "stickles" for a little sparkle.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Owl Punch

Love this new owl punch from Stampin' Up! It is pretty quick and easy to use. The small circles for the eyes are sort of a pain because they are so small, but otherwise it is pretty straight forward. I used a woodgrain pattern paper. Stampin' Up also has a woodgrain background stamp which is very neat too, but I had this paper and decided to use it. I love the red and brown together (Ridinghood Red cardstock is back with Stampin' Up, but the ridinghood red ribbon is retired). The sentiment stamp is from Endless Creations. The oval scallop and oval punch are from Marvy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Poppy Cupcakes

The new in color "Poppy Parade" (Stampin' Up) matches my carnival tickets perfectly, so I had to try it out. I used Chocolate Chip along with the Poppy Parade and the cupcakes are from the set "The More the Merrier" (retired Stampin' Up). This was a very simple card, I used an embossing folder for the background and added chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. I found the fun stick pin labels (Tim Holtz) at a local scrapbook store in Ludington, perfect to hold the carnival ticket, which I stamped with a birthday greeting.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Trendy Trees

Here is a card I offered at my last workshop. Don't you just love these colors together? I used Yo-Yo Yellow, Pumpking Pie and Pink Passion (all Stampin' Up). Very summery! The stamp set is "Trendy Trees" (Stampin' Up) and the designer paper is from the Summer Song paper pack (My Mind's Eye). The ribbon is "Certainly Celery" (Stampin' Up). Not much more to say about this card, just quick and easy.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Skirt Card

This was actually a very simple card - no stamping involved. Just a little cutting, punching and drawing (with the gel pen). The belt buckle is actually a pop can top. Never thought of this until I saw these at my father-in-law's cottage. His wife saves these and turns them in for a charity. I saw them laying on the counter and thought they looked like little belt buckles. They gave me a baggie full to use on my cards and this is what I used them for! Just another way to recyle! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunflower Tag and Card

Today, most of the products I used are from Stampin' Up. For this project, I used the set "Sweet Centers" and "Bugs and Kisses" (current Stampin' Up). The chocolate chip polka dot paper is no longer available (Au Chocolat, retired Stampin' Up), but I bought up a few packs of it because I love it! The yellow paper is Crushed Curry (retired Stampin' Up), but the ink for the flower is the new Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up) and it coordinates well with the "crushed curry". The leaves are stamped with the new color Pear Pizzaz (Stampin' Up). I filled the card sunflower with brown M&M's and the center for the gift card tag is filled with sunflower seeds. I love the red added on to these projects, it just seems to brighten them up. The polka dot ribbon is from Papertrey Ink. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vintage Finds

I have been busy making cards, but I will show those later this week. I have been meaning to show you a few of my "vintage" finds. I love these for organizing and displaying in my "studio". Did you notice my last post showing the cupcake cards? The cards were displayed in my new frame I found at a local resale shop. The wire basket and (which is a great size to hold my button bottles) and the little tin molds (which are great to hold buttons when I am working on designs) were found in a cute little shop in Ludington, Maude's Garage (an old gas station/garage remade into a resale consignment shop). Thanks for stopping by, check back later for some new designs I've been working on!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cupcake Cards

Here are some cupcake cards from the Cricut Cartridge "Sweet Treats". When I saw this cartridge, I just thought I had to have it, and then I didn't do anything with it! (are there any "collectors" out there like me - just have to have something and then just look at it???) Well, I decided to try to make one of the cupcake version cards and this is how it turned out. I am not entirely happy with them (but they did sell well at the 4th of July sale!). I ended up just cutting the pieces and then assembling them on a white card base and cutting out the shape after is was all glued on. I embossed the frosting part with a cuddlebug folder and I used the paper cripper for the bottom. I also used an embossing folder for the cherry. I added green polka dot ribbon for the stem. I might still need to play around with this pattern, but that's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Carnival Tickets

I just bought some carnival tickets to use on my cards. I saw some cute ideas and just thought I had to have these! On these two birthday cards, I used the red ones. I had shopped around and tried to find these blank tickets, but no luck. Everything I found had words on them and I wanted them blank so I could stamp on them. The paper is from My Mind's Eye and the stamp set is Stampin Up (retired - sorry I can't remember the name and I am in Ludington away from my stamping studio!) I also used some of my new wrinkle ribbon and some buttons as accents. Thanks for stopping by and check back soon.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Circus Fun

For some reason, this reminds me of summer (must be the colors). I was trying to decide if I wanted to sell this set in the craft sale since I hadn't used it in a while. I started to play around with it and came up with this card. I decided to keep the set a little longer! The set is called "Clowing Around" (retired Stampin' Up).

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy July!

I made this card idea for my last workshop. I started with the retired set "Old Glory" from Stampin' Up for the stars and stripes. The other stars are from the set Seeing Stars also Stampin' Up. The background is also embossed with stars from a cuddlebug embossing folder. I used the traditional red, white and blue colors and for a more vintage look, I added kraft paper. I got the red tags from Etsy and the vintage blue buttons came from a local resale shop.