Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pretty Kitty

I have been busy with Convention swaps, but took a break to post something new, that I won't be swapping at Convention. I love this set, C is for Cat, and the pretty Cottage Wall DSP. I also used the Lots of Tags die, which is quickly becoming a favourite!
Well, back to my swaps. I can't believe I leave in 5 days!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

You Take The Cake!

There's a thread over at Splitcoaststampers about the Taken With Teal ink pad. So all the talk got me thinking about this colour combination. This stamp set was the one sitting on my desk, so it was the one I used. I used my Taken With Teal marker, Rose Red and Chocolate Chip. I embossed the background with the Stampin' Up! exclusive Sizzix Texturz plate called Backgrounds 1. I also used my new favourite die from the Lots of Tags set and paired it with the modern label punch. A little bit of glitter is the "icing on the cake"!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Foamy beer

So pretty soon I'll be giving this set back to it's rightful owner. I have been having a lot of fun with it. It's called Cheers to You on page 62 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.
To make this card, I stamped the background with Circle Circus. The colours are Soft Suede and Crushed Curry. I used Liquid Applique to make the foam on the beer.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Catalogue CASE

So there was a challenge set forth by my blogger group to create a card by CASEing one from the catalogue. I chose to CASE the sample on page 62, only I used Falling Leaves and changed the colours.
While I was at it, I created another card using the same colours and stamp set. I also really like the new jumbo wheel Bright Blessings.


So here's a colour combination I would have never imagined...but I actually like the purple thrown in there.
I am having so much fun playing with my new stuff!
Stamp set: Falling Leaves, Sanded
Colours: Perfect Plum, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Artichoke ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, modern label punch, Big Shot Movers and Shapers punches

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

LOVE new fun stuff!

ok, so ignore the crooked was the best of many attempts!
I LOVE new fun stuff!
stamp sets: adorable parc
colours: old olive, rich razzleberry, whisper white
accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch. 1 3/4 " circle punch, old olive ribbon, dimensionals, sponge

Monday, July 13, 2009

Manhatten Flower again

I really enjoy the Fifth Avenue Floral set, but I keep calling it Manhatten Flower! Last year, when the Manhatten Flower Decor Elements came out, I immediately thought, "I wish there was a stamp set like that." and then POOF, next catty, there it was! If only that worked for everything..."I wish I had a new deck."...(looks outside...Nope, no new deck).
Stamp sets: Fifts Avenue Floral
Colours: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot ribbon

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Win a Big Shot Bundle!

Stampin' Addicts is running a very generous away a TON of Big Shot dies! All you need to do is link them to your blog...isn't that easy? You can see all the details HERE.
I don't have any of the fabulous dies they are giving I hope I win! :)
Stampin'Addicts is a great place to hang friendly, fun and positively Stampin'Up!

Pretty Paper

I LOVE the level 3 Hostess set Lovely Flowers Bundle! The paper is so pretty! I paired it with my favourite set, Great Friend (love the butterfly).
Stamp set: Great Friend
Colours: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry, So Saffron, whisper white
Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Trendy Trees

Trendy Trees and Funky Forest wheel were my favourite sets from the last catalogue and I bought them right away. Sometimes, when we get excited about all the NEW stuff, we forget about old favourites. I still LOVE these sets and decided it was time to play with them again.
Stamps: Trendy Trees, Funky Forest wheel
Colours: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Accessories: So Saffron wide ribbon, Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon, clip, word window punch, scallop punch, dimensionals

Monday, July 6, 2009


I borrowed this set from a friend, but I think it will be on my next order. It's so cute and suits the new in colours so perfectly!
I embossed the "cheers to you" background and also added Dazzling Diamonds to the drinks to make them sparkly.
Stamp set: Cheers to You
Colours: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Versamark, clear embossing powder, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, dimensionals

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

OK, it's a little early for Thanksgiving...but I just love my new Autumn Days set and just had to use it today. I am not totally in love with this card...but I do like it.
Stamp sets: Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded
Colours: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Sage Shadow, Whisper white
Accessories: word window punch, modern label punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, hand held punch, natural hemp twine, dimensionals

On a side you notice how often I use my punches? They are absolutely the BEST investment I ever made.

Another Robot card...

Oh no! There was a huge mishap at the robot factory and tape shot out everywhere! Luckily, this little guy came to apologize with a bouquet of flowers!
Stamp set: Lots of Bots
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: spiral punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch, dimensionals