Thursday, April 29, 2010

Picnic Parade

I wish I could say that I had some "reason" for making this card but I can't! There was no "reason". I just "needed" to make something and I wanted to use this set! I think it will be cute to send just as a "thinking of you" sort of card. And, this set is SO cute I just had to use it! I used Patty Bennett's "technique" to make the sky. At least I think it was Patty's blog that I saw this on. Anyway, you just cut one of the scallop circles using the Big Shot and use it as a mask of sorts. Then, just sponge around the edges of the scallop circle sort of randomly. It really does make realistic looking clouds! Here are the items I used to make this card:

Stamp set: Picnic Parade

Cardstock: Whisper White, Glorious Green, Summer Sun, Ballet Blue

Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue (for the sky)

Other: Aqua Painter, Watercolor Wonder crayons, Stampin' Write markers in Summer Sun, Ballet Blue & Pixie Pink, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Oval punch, Small Oval punch, Large Oval punch

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Messages for Mom birthday

Well...not too sure about this card! I don't think I like the sentiment being on the Certainly Celery cardstock. I should have used Whisper White. I just wanted to bring in some Certainly Celery. Maybe I should have stamped the "Happy Birthday" on Whisper White and then layered that on Certainly Celery? Oh are the items I used to make this card:

Stamp sets: Well Scripted, Messages for Mom

Cardstock/Paper: Pretty In Pink, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Shades of Spring DSP

Ink: Certainly Celery, Basic Black

Other: Stampin' Write markers in So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Orchid Opulence, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Trim Corner punch, Pretty In Pink brads, sponge

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bouquet Bunch - from the upcoming mini

The stamp set used for the vase of flowers on this card is called Bouquet Bunch. It will be in the new mini that will come out in May. It is a really cute set! Here are the items I used to make this card:

Stamp sets: Bouquet Bunch, Messages for Mom

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Sending Love DSP

Ink: Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Real Red

Other: Stampin' Write markers in Real Red, Pretty In Pink & Garden Green, Real Red brads, sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2010 Monthly Card Swap - March - cards received

As promised are the cards I received for this month's swap! Look at how cute the graduation card from Wanda McIntyre is! I wish I knew someone graduating so I could send this card to them!!! I really like the card by Sara Bolz and Tina Taves! OH...who am I kidding? I LOVE them all! If you really like any of these cards and want to contact the maker just email me or comment on this post and I'll put you in contact with them. Their names are just under each card.

All products used to make these cards are from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

2010 Monthly Card Swap - March

This is the card I made for the March card swap that I am participating in. The "theme" for March was either Mother's Day or Graduation. I'll post the cards I received tomorrow! Here is the recipe for this one that I made:

Stamp set: Well Scripted

Cardstock/Paper: Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Stack DSP

Ink: Rose Red

Other: Whisper White satin ribbon, Scallop Border punch, Trio Flower punch, Pretty In Pink brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Color Renovation!

WOW! It's been a while since I've posted! SHAME ON ME! It has just been so crazy for me though! A very good friend of mine was put in the hospital. That friend is the lady that runs the rescue that my husband and I volunteer with - 7 Bells Sanctuary, Inc. So, since she was put in the hospital we (that "we" being myself and one of the other ladies that volunteers with 7 Bells Sanctuary) had to figure out where to put the 14 or so dogs that were at my friend's house! I took in three extras here and the other volunteer took on four extra fosters! The others we transferred to another rescue who we work very closely with. The ones that she can't find homes for we will take back when my friend gets out of the hospital and is able to care for them. It just seems like I'm running around in circles and getting no where in the process. I haven't even had time to stamp/create!!!! Today I am going to get the yard all cleaned up for spring and summer and then I'll come in and stamp!

Anyway, my topic for today is the new Color Renovation that Stampin' Up! is doing! Some demonstrators aren't happy about it and others are. I am one of the ones that is happy! Some colors (alot really) are being discontinued and some of the "old" In Color colors are coming back to be part of the "base" group of colors that will be available for a LONG time. And, there are going to be five new colors introduced that will be part of that same "base" group of colors.

The "new" base colors are: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Marina Mist. Those all sound really nice to me (at least what you can tell from a colors name).

The In Color colors that will be brought back to be a part of the base group of colors are: Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi. I have always liked Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi so I am glad those will be back! I would have liked it if Kiwi Kiss could have made the cut but, oh well!

The list of discontinued colors is rather long but, alot of them I am not sad to see go. Alot of them I rarely used anyway! Here are the colors that will be discontinued: Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Going Gray, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun, Taken With Teal and Yoyo Yellow. The only ones I am sad to see go are Barely Banana, Close To Cocoa, Mellow Moss and maybe Really Rust.

All of this will start on July 1 so there is plenty of time to get any of these colors that might be favorites of yours. So, stock up now so that you will have plenty!

There will still be In Color colors every year. If I remember right there will actually be 10 total. They will last for two years. They will be introduced in sets of 5 at two different times during the year.

As I said, I think this is a good thing. I am really looking forward to getting the 5 new colors in July so I can play with them!