Monday, April 26, 2010

Diaper Cake and Favors

This weekend was BFF's baby shower, so I have been busy this past week getting things ready for that. I decided to make her a diaper cake using the colors of her nursery and little diaper candy favors.

The only thing on the diaper cake that isn't Stampin' Up! is the wide ribbon coming from the top of the cake, because SU doesn't have a red ribbon that wide. :D

I got the diaper candy favor idea from a 3D swap I received at convention last year. I saved it thinking I might have a reason to use it someday, and viola! Now I did. I took the one I received apart and traced it for a pattern. Then embellished it and put small cello bags of gummy bears inside. All the ladies loved them and they were so easy to make!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Watercoloring Preview

This is another preview from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog, using the "Elements of Style" stamp set. This stamp is perfect for water coloring--I used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons with my Aqua Painter to bring these flowers to life.

I love the elegance and simplicity of this stamp that I hated to add too much embellishment to the card, afraid I would take away from the image. The bird image is the inside of the card.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Golf punch art

My brother-in-law's birthday was a few weeks ago and I forgot to share with you the card that I made for him. My sister told me that he was really wanting a certificate to play some golf, so I made this card and included some cash for him to buy a round. This card is a CASE of this one-it was too perfect to tweak, so I left it exactly as she made it. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Waving Good-bye Wednesday

When I think of summer, I think of ice cream. What better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with this sneak peek card using the "Sweet Scoops" stamp set from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog (begins May 1).

The ice cream was created using the "kissing technique" and if you look closely on the Summer Sun paper, you can see the stamped cherries in VersaMark. The Modern Label punch was used on the left side of the ice cream to add some texture.

Waving Good-bye to:
Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa and Bermuda Bay (if these are some of your favorites, stock up now--they will be gone after June 30)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hostess Notebook-Altered

I altered a spiral notebook and added a little bit of flair to it for my monthly club hostess gift this month. I used paper from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack and added a couple Pumpkin Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads for a classy, but fun look. I used the Whisper White Craft Ink to sponge some color on the "R" chipboard letter.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bright Bird

This is my first attempt at using the two-step bird punch from the Occasions Mini Catty. I pulled out some of the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (DSP) for some colorful accents and the subtle background of the polka-dotted texturz plate.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Waving Good-bye Wednesday

It's Wednesday and that means today's card features colors that will be retiring June 30. This rustic card features one of my favorite stamp sets, "Friends 24-7" and one of my favorite in-colors this year, Bermuda Bay.

Waving good-bye to Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Bermuda Bay

Stock up now on your favorite retiring colors!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fabulous Friend

This is a clean and simple card I made using the "Oval All" stamp set, coordinating punches, and a handy-dandy tool that I love: the paper piercer and mat pack, which works fabulously to make straight lines of paper piercing!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Administrative Professional

A friend of mine asked me Saturday if I could make a card for Administrative Professional's Day coming up later this month. I knew immediately what I would do! My favorite punch queen, Ellen Kemper, had created the perfect office gal, so I CASED her for my card. :)

The image is a wee bit blurry as I took it using my camera phone.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blog Candy

Well, it's Saturday, the day to announce the blog candy winner, but I'm not sure what to say. :) Either I didn't pick a very good item for blog candy or no one really wanted to leave a comment because I didn't have a single person leave a comment for the blog I'm going to give the cards and tin to a friend who has been on my mind for a while instead.

Happy Saturday everyone-get out and do something FUN! It's gorgeous here in Tulsa! Love it!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Blog Candy

As I mentioned yesterday, it is the first birthday of my blog. To celebrate that and my appreciation for you, my readers, I have some blog candy today! A set of 4 mini note cards with envelopes and a coordinating tin to carry them in.

How do you get a chance to win this? Simply leave a comment on this post stating what you have learned from my blog (a technique, an idea, etc) or even something that you simply liked and I'll put all of the names of those that contribute into a random drawing. You have until end of the day Friday to add your comment to be included. Come back Saturday for the winner!

Thanks again for all your support during my first year as a Demonstrator and a stamping blogger!

Happy Stamping!
Amy :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog!

My blog is one year old today. :) It's hard for me to believe that I have been doing this for a year, but I still love being able to share my creativity and my passion for stamping with you, so thanks for stopping by...whether its occasionally or regularly-YOU are appreciated! To show my appreciation, come back tomorrow--I will have some blog candy to give away!! :)

In celebration of the announcement of Stampin' Up!'s color renovation, I have given myself a challenge, and I encourage you to join me: every Wednesday for a while (not sure how long), I will post projects that I have created using colors that will be retiring June 30. Consider it my tribute to some of my favorite colors and other colors that I may not have used as frequently. Hope you find some inspiration from these and that you take the opportunity to purchase some of your favorite retiring colors while you can!

For my blog's birthday, I will start my challenge out with a birthday card using the "Simple Birthday Thanks" cupcake stamp and a little dazzling diamonds. The sparkle on the cherry is actually red tinted dazzling diamonds--leftover from this project I made. I used a crimper to make the cupcake holder look realistic.

Retiring Colors Used: Ruby Red, Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa

Color Renovation

Yesterday Stampin' Up! made an exciting announcement about some changes they are making to their color lineup. They have modified the groups into collections (instead of families) and brought some old favorites back and added some new and exciting colors to the collections as well. The news from Stampin' Up!:

"At Stampin’ Up!®, color is part of our identity. It’s fundamental to your ability to create and be creative. That also means that it’s important for you to be able to stay up-to-date with the trends in color to keep both your artwork fresh and exciting. That’s why we’ve worked to present you with the Color Renovation—a refreshing, updated color palette! The new color collections combine current colors with previous In Colors, and five new colors. These luscious collections give you new and vibrant choices, keeping your papercrafting passion original and exciting. Mix and match for your favorite combinations, and make the Color Renovation work for you!"

IN-COLORS (OLD & NEW) making it into the core lineup: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi

Welcoming 5 new colors to the core lineup: Daffodil Delight (sunny yellow), Early Espresso (dark brown like coffee), Cajun Craze (a rustic orange), Cherry Cobbler (deep red), Marina Mist (perfect medium shade of blue)

BRIGHTS: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red

NEUTRALS: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

REGALS: Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgandy

SUBTLES: Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron

SAYING FAREWELL JULY 1: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango

2010/2011 In-Colors: There will be 5 additional In-Colors starting July 1 (I will have sneak peeks here during the month of June). The In-Colors will now have a life span of 2 years instead of 1! :)

Now that you’ve seen the new color collections, you probably have a favorite color—or several—that you’re sad to see go. But look at the bright side: with any
retiring product, you make room for new and exciting product! And you have from now until June 30 to stock up on card stock, ink and ink refills on your favorite colors before they are gone. After June 1, it will be while supplies last, so don't wait until the last minute to get your favorite colors!

Our fantastic new color collection will be available to everyone in the new 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalog July 1. If you are a Demonstrator, you have the opportunity to order them June 1! Not a Demonstrator yet? Find out more benefits of joining my team here! I'd love to have you join me!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dear Friend

Clean and simple card I made using some heart punches. I poked one of the epoxy brads into the white grommet for an extra touch of dazzle.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Black Magic Technique

Happy Monday Friends!

From April 1-30 only, you can buy the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!

This card was inspired by this one, only I modified the technique and used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons instead of the Colored Pencils (I don't have the pencils) to make this very catchy Black Magic technique.

Contact me today to get started two-steppin' into spring!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...