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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bermuda Bay is the color throughout on this card...I just love this color!  So glad it's a keeper for the Color Renovation!  I used the BB Designer Series Paper for the layers and also for the flower, made from 5 scallop circles.  The center of the flower is a Rhinestone brad and it's just crinkled around the brad.  The greeting is another from Celebrando Creatividad! 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today my card is made using the new embossing folder in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog.  Isn't it awesome?  I used Old Olive throughout the card, base and layers.  I used the lattice die cut and placed a scallop circle in the center with Pocket Sillhouettes in the center stamped in Old Olive Ink.  The greeting is from our Celebrando Creatividad catalog! 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two-Step Into Spring

This treat holder is made using the stamp set from the latest promotion, Two-Step into Spring.  This stamp set, Fifth Avenue Floral, is one of my personal favorites!  I used the Sizzix, Bag with Scallops, leaving out the side panels, that way you would see the bag of almonds inside.  I embossed the front cover with Manhattan Flower, the coordinating Embossing Folder and sponged it with Bermuda Bay ink.  Take advantage of this great promotion!  It's only good until April 30th!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Monday!  It is a very happy Monday for me...I got a new recruit this week!  Welcome to Blanca Lopez, our newest Stampin Up Demo!!  This card was one of three we did this past week in my Wednesday night class at the community center...I'm not sure what you call this technique...I saw it in a magazine but it didn't say what it was called.  Anyway, it's a very simple technique.  The top layer of the card is a sheet of acetate.  I stamped with black Staz-on and then used Adironack Acrylic Paint Dabbers on the back side of the sheet.  It drys quickly and not a whole lot of mess.  I first used purple, then blue...before it was completely dry, i adhered it to the lavender cardstock layer.  The semi-wet acrylic paint acts as the adhesive.  I added the butterflys from the Embosslits Die-Beautiful Wings.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Here's a preview of another set from the upcoming mini catalog!  We have a new embossing folder and plenty of new stamp sets.  You know I am a flower freak so I totally loved this one.  The colors are Old Olive and So Saffron cardstock.  The flower is Crushed Curry.  I also used the oval frame die cut on this.  Flowers are raised with dimensionals.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In my class on Wednesday nights, we very seldom do masculine cards so that is what we worked on this past week.  This is a card I saw on Splitcoast by Nikki Bond...it's a little different only because I didn't have
all the same stuff she used on her card but I still loved it! 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Here's another card using our newest motorcycle from the upcoming mini catalog. The background for this card was done using the Cuttlebug resist technique where you insert wax paper into the embossing folder to get the imprint, then iron onto glossy paper.  I used Not Quite Navy ink to sponge in the color and then wipe it to remove all the remaining wax. It's backed by Close to Cocoa cardstock and used a strip of DS paper from the Good Neighbors paper from Sale-a-bration.  There is one of the star brads  on the side.  The motorcycle is colored with a blender pen and the Not Quite Navy ink.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Masculine Cards

I know I don't make a lot of masculine cards, but I am starting to choose more sets that I can use that are "manly" sets.  Not that you can't give a man flowers, but given the choice, I'm sure they'd pick the motorcycle..LOL  This one is made with Chocolate Chip and embossed with Stampin Up Textured Plates.  The motorcycle is colored with Soft Suede.  Happy Birthday Greeting is stamped with Happy Moments and punched with Word Window punch.  The image is punched with the ticket punch corner.   The patterned paper is from the DS paper from Good Neighbor packet from Sale-a-bration...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here is a Birthday card I made using something new...can't wait to show you this fantastic product! I just love when the new catalogs come out...we, as demonstrators are allowed to pre-order products to begin making cards to showcase... There is so much to love about Stampin'Up! :)  With the new Color Renovation, I am soooo looking forward to all the awesome new color combinations!  I love brights and if you check it out...you'll see that the new combinations are not something you would probably throw together but boy are they awesome!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Awash with Flowers

Here's another sample of Awash with Flowers...one of the great sets from the new Two-Step into Spring promotion.  This is a great promotion that you will surely want to take advantage of!  This card is made with Mellow Moss and Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White cardstock.  I've used the new Scallop Edge border and Scallop Trim Corner from Occasions Mini Catalog...better get them while you can...this catalog is only good through April 30th!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ok...so I know this is a lattice overkill but this is a new die cut for me and I'm loving it!  Last time I will use it this week...promise!  This is a sneek peek to an upcoming awesome set you're gonna love...Anything with flowers...you know I will love!  In this card I've used Barely Banana with Blush Blossom.  The white cs is embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The flower is stamped on 1 3/4 circle punch and layered on Scallop circle. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Loving Lattice!

Here's another card using the Lattice Die cut!  I used Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana layered on white cardstock.  The greeting is from Tiny Greetings from the Occasions Mini Catalog punched with the new Jewelry Tag Punch and attached to the Barely Banana Grosgrain Ribbon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sneek Peek!

Here is a sneek peek at one of the new products in our upcoming Summer Mini Catalog...It's a great new background...your gonna love!  This card used the Lattice Die Cut and Garden from the Heart.  The greeting is from Tiny Tags.  I used Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana and Old Olive cardstock.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pop-Up Cards

This is one of the cards that we made in class this past week.  It's a standard pop up card but, I used a technique I had seen on Patty Bennett's blog a while back where she made a pop up card and in the center, used acetate sheets to adhere balloons so when you opened the card the balloons wiggled in the middle due to the acetate.  On my card, the stars are adhered in the same way so when the card is opened, the stars wiggle and shake...very cute when you see it in action!  The main stamps in this set are from "Starring You".

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

And yet another card with Awash with Flowers!!  This one is made with Melon Mambo, one of my most favorite colors!  I used the scallop border punch and Whimsical Words for the greeting and used a rhinestone brad for the center of the flower.  It's raised just a little with stampin' dimensionals.
My class at the community center starts again tonight, so tomorrow I'll give you a break from this set to post the cards we're making...LOL

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Stampin'Up! is releasing 5 NEW COLORS AND BRINGING BACK
10 of the retired IN COLORS!!!
This is soooo exciting!!!!!! 

Here's the 5 NEW COLORS:
Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

Here's the colors that will be retired:

Soft Subtles
Pale Plum, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst
and Lavender Lace

Bold Brights
Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink,
Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, and Brilliant Blue

Rich Regals
Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter

Earth Elements
Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun

More Awash with Flowers!

This is another card made with this new awesome set!  The background is embossed with Perfect Polka Dot Impressions folder and layered on Bashful Blue CS.  The flowered are stamped in Bashful Blue and Green Galore for the stems.  The scallop edge border and the ribbon are both So Saffron.  It's a quick and easy card to make!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm Back!

Happy Monday!  I sadly dragged myself back to work today after being off all last week for Spring break.  I'm so glad to be back to blogging!  Have you ever had those times when everything is happening all at once?  I was just feeling a little overwhelmed and had to let it go for a little while, but, I've truly missed it and happy to get started again...
To help showcase the new Stampin'Up! promotion - Two-Step into Spring - featuring several of our fantastic two-step stamp sets, I decided to post cards made with the stamps available in this promotion...
This first card is made with my new favorite (every new flowery stamp set is my favorite -LOL), Awash with Flowers.  Made with Melon Mambo CS and DS paper from the Sale-a-bration packet, Crushed Curry, Lavender Lace, and Green Galore Ink.  I hope you like this set, I've got quite a few cards already made with this!  Oh..did you notice the new blog header??  It's made with the Stampin'Up!  "My Digital Studio" software!