Monday, July 28, 2008

Gift Card Holders...

I decided to make a bunch of gift card holders as one of the gifts that people can pick when they book a workshop and on the inside I include a coupon for something free like a classic ink pad, pack of card stock, ribbon, etc. that they can redeem when they have their workshop. I made them all using the retiring Cutie Pie and East Coast Prep DSP, I really like this paper, but I also cannot wait to see what the new paper in the catalog looks like! :)

These first gift card holders I found on Dawns Blog. She has so many fun things, I love looking at her blog each day!
Here is just the inside...
These gift card holders I love, I found them on someones blog, but as hard as I have looked I cannot find it again, so if you know who made them, let me know so I can give them credit! :)

The inside...they are like a little book! :)
All supplies Stampin' Up!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Color Challenge #17...

I was so excited to see this weeks color challenge, I still don't have all the colors of ink and card stock, but this week I had every one that I needed! :) As soon as I saw the inspiration picture, I knew what stamp set I wanted to use and what I wanted to do. Well it definitely didn't come out the way I pictured it, but I think it works! :)

Stamps: Mixed Bouquet, Mixed Greetings, Bouquet Jumbo Wheel (All Retired)
Ink: Sage Shadow, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Card stock: Sage Shadow, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, July 21, 2008

Retired Accessories List and a Sale!!!

The retired accessories list is here, and remember everything on the list is only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! So, if there is something on the list you are wanting, don't wait! Contact me today to place an order so you don't miss out on all your favorite accessories. Things are already selling out!

I will keep you updated as things run out, but for now anything in RED is already gone.

Now, I bet you are wondering about the sale part...anything with an asterisk (*) next to it is 25% OFF! How awesome is Stampin' Up! They wanted to make sure you could afford to get everything you are wanting! :)

*Last updated-July 26*
109200-pg. 177-Accents & Elements Build A Flower

110718-pg. 177-Accents & Elements Lucky Star
110719-pg. 177-Accents & Elements Messenger
103158-pg. 184-Acrylic Graph & Grid
108638-pg. 163-Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
108642-pg. 163-Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
108643-pg. 163-Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637-pg. 163-Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640-pg. 163-Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639-pg. 163-Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641-pg. 163-Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644-pg. 163-Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate

103975-pg. 166-Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694-pg. 163-Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312-pg. 167-Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292-pg. 167-Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116-pg. 167-Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118-pg. 167-Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117-pg. 167-Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729-pg. 167-Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119-pg. 167-Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014-pg. 163-Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696-pg. 169-Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749-pg. 169-Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154-pg. 169-Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699-pg. 168-Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160-pg. 170-Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159-pg. 169-Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697-pg. 169-Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479-pg. 168-Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151-pg. 170-Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748-pg. 170-Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153-pg. 170-Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163-pg. 171-Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise

110698-pg. 168-Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273-pg. 169-Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*
110271-pg. 170-Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272-pg. 170-Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299-pg. 167-Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320-pg. 189-Eyelets Basic
100375-pg. 189-Eyelets Bold Brights
100381-pg. 189-Eyelets Earth Elements
107233-pg. 189-Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234-pg. 189-Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316-pg. 189-Eyelets Rich Regals
100378-pg. 189-Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515-pg. 188-Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531-pg. 188-Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532-pg. 188-Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120-pg. 183-Metallic Art Pencils
107307-pg. 179-On Board Accents
109181-pg. 178-On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179-pg. 178-On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306-pg. 179-On Board Simon Lower
102678-pg. 166-Mulberry Paper White
109227-pg. 181-Punch Box Three For You
102686-pg. 180-Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271-pg. 183-Pure Color Pencils
109060-pg. 191-Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
109063-pg. 191-Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061-pg. 191-Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
109062-pg. 191-Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059-pg. 191-Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058-pg. 191-Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189-pg. 190-Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187-pg. 190-Ribbon Originals District*
109188-pg. 190-Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185-pg. 190-Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184-pg. 190-Ribbon Originals Sherbet
109186-pg. 190-Ribbon Originals Theater
110716-pg. 191-Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281-pg. 182-Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284-pg. 182-Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285-pg. 182-Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557-pg. 174-Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610-pg. 174-Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572-pg. 172-Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567-pg. 173-Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597-pg. 175-Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562-pg. 174-Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648-pg. 173-Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627-pg. 173-Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587-pg. 175-Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577-pg. 175-Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184-pg. 15-Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228-pg. 16-Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229-pg. 16-Simply Sent Three Thoughts

106662-pg. 197-Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561-pg. 197-Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681-pg.197-Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678-pg. 197-Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482-pg. 197-Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680-pg. 197-Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677-pg. 197-Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261-pg. 196-Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554-pg. 193-Stampin' Color Index Labels
106694-pg. 194-Stampin' Kids Markers
102673-pg. 183-Zig Painty

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Baby Shower Gift...

Wow, first let me say sorry! I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted anything, my week flew by, but that's no excuse, so I will try to be better about posting! :) Next, this is the little baby gift I made for my friend. I got the tin from Target, I think, and then just made twenty little thank you cards for her.
This is what everything inside looked like. Sorry about the crappy lighting, I didn't finish my cards till like 2 in the morning, so sadly there was no natural light! :)
Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Polka dot, Short & Sweet
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip poly-twill ribbon (retired), Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Fuzzy green ric rac (the fabric store), dimensionals

Monday, July 14, 2008

Baby Onesie Card...

I know there are lots of onesie cards out there, so here is mine. My good friend Wendy is having a little boy and so I made this for her shower. I had a hard time doing a little boy one, all I have really seen are the cute girly ones, but I had fun making it. Sorry the pic is kinda dark, it was later in the evening when I took it. I will try and get a better one soon. :) *Apparantly I don't know how to spell, I think onsie should be spelled like that and I have had others say it should be spelled onesie, I don't know! :) If anyone has any thoughts, let me know! :)*

Stamps: Short & Sweet, Love It (retired)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue
Card stock: Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: White Gel Pen, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Coluzzle, White eyelets, dimensionals

My Swap Card...

I said I would post the card I did for my swap, so here it is. It is basically the exact card we did here for one of my workshops, I just added the scallop edge along the bottom and used my cutter kit to distress the edges of the Bashful Blue card stock. I did this for my swap because I had a bunch left over from my workshop. :) Enjoy! All Supplies Stampin' Up!

Friday, July 11, 2008

My First Mojo Monday...

Okay, so you are probably thinking, 'Why is there a picture of used grid paper on here?' :) Well, I will tell you...the grid paper was sitting on my desk still after making the swap card and my color challenge card, and this is what it looked like. I was inspired...I wanted to make a card using those stamps and colors, and then I looked over and saw my sketch for the Mojo Monday challenge, so I thought I would make that be the card. :)

This is the sketch we were given...The idea was to be able to use some of your taller stamps, but I don't have any really tall stamps, so I changed it a little. :)
And this is what I came up with...I love it, not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think this is one of my favorite cards I have done in awhile! :) Don't look to close at the dots though, apparently I need the wheel guide! :)
This one is just a close up of the little 'brad washers' that I did (I don't know if they have a better name)! :)
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Lots of Dots Jumbo Wheel (retired)
Ink:Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Card stock: Black (not SU!), Whisper White and Certainly Celery
Accessories: Slit Punch, 1/4" circle punch, Black Brads (not SU!)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Color Challenge #15...

Its time for another fabulous color challenge from Kristina. Although this weeks colors were really hard and I'm still not sure I like what I came up with. I ran out of time to try again though, so it is what it is! :) This weeks colors are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. Not sure if they are my favorite colors together, but I'm glad that I did it because I would have never thought to put them together. I think my card is a little plain, (I think it needs a ribbon somewhere) but I was really trying to focus on the lace stuff that is in the picture. Enjoy!

The smaller picture I included just so you could see that I put it on dimensionals! :)Stamps: Priceless, Lots of Dots jumbo wheel (retired in the Occasions mini)
Ink: Certainly Celery, VersaMark
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brads, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Slit Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch

Swap card...

My sisters work girls are doing a monthly swap, and they let me be in it. This month there wasn't a theme, it was do whatever, and so this is what my sister and I made for her card. We used the Baroque Motifs set...I LOVE that set, and the soft sky ink and paper, I will be sad when that is gone. I think they turned out well, and they totally remind me of a wedding card.
I don't know what my deal was, but forgot to take a picture of my swap card, so when I get it back I will post a picture of mine! :) Everything SU! except the black ribbon that came from Walmart.

A Little Late...

I know the 4th has come and gone, but I just realized that I forgot to post these. I have seen lots of different ideas on covering the patties, but the idea for these ones came from my friend Kristine. She made some really cute ones for a baby shower. You can see hers here! I made these to take to a little get together on the 4th...there were more, I just didn't get a picture before they all got eaten! :) All Supplies Stampin Up!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Another Birthday Invite...

Today my little sister Katey and her friend Rachel came down to my house to have me help them make birthday invitations for Katey's birthday. I had lots of ideas in mind, but when Katey got here this is what she wanted to do. She and Rachel did most of it, I just mostly cut and glued for them. I think it turned out cute and I was so proud! :) Some future stampers! :)
We used the retired SU! set Something to Celebrate. Everything SU! except the green CS and the eyelet.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Birthday Invitations...

So today was my sweet baby girls FIRST Birthday! I can't believe she is already 1. Time goes to fast! :) Anyway, I wanted to show you the invitations I did for her party. I got the idea from another blog, but I forgot to bookmark it, and so of course now I can't find it. So if it was yours, or you know where it is from, leave me a comment and let me know! :) I had seen the Criss Cross cards before, but I totally cased the little poem on the invite. It was so cute and I couldn't think of anything more perfect!
*Update...I found the cute invite Here...Thank you Jamie for letting me know! You did a great job on yours!*
Everything is Stampin' Up! except the patterned paper and it came from All My Memories.

My First Award...

I am so excited. Thank you so much Ashley. Ashley gave me the Arte y Pico award! She is so sweet. Ashley's blog inspires me everyday, so be sure to check it out! :)

I am passing this award on to:

1. Angie Kennedy Juda

2. Dawn Griffith

3. Jamie Sears

4. Jill Hilliard

5. Jenn Diercks

They all have amazing blogs. Check them out for yourself.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Color Challenge #14

It is Color Challenge time again on Kristina's Blog. I have missed not being able to do the last couple challenges because I didn't have the colors, so I was excited to see that this new challenge had at least a couple of colors that I have. The instructions were to create a 'high-contrast, bold creation'. I think I got the contrast part, but I think I struggled with the bold part.

Anyway, here it is. I used the Independence Day and the Short & Sweet sets, and I used one of my favorite tools, the cutter kit, to distress the edges of my card stock. In the end, I like how it turned out. It looks like a masculine birthday card to me. Enjoy! Everything is Stampin' Up! except the black and grey card stock.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Its July 1st...

...and that means that we can start ordering the fabulous Decor Elements! Decor Elements is the new product line that Stampin' Up! has come out with that is an extension of their Definitely Decorative home decor line. Decor Elements is vinyl artwork for walls and mirrors or any other hard, smooth surface. The best part is, they completely coordinate with other fabulous Stampin' Up! images! I included the link so you can see the online catalog, but if you want one to have to look at in person, just let me know and I can get one to you!

Online Decor Elements Catalog