Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Out with the Old...In with the New!

Probably not the last good bye, as I still have a lot of cardstock, but since I really like the new colors, I won't be using the old as much. Anyway, I made this birthday card for my brother-in-law. Just a basic card. I had some leftover DSP from the mini-scrapbook I made him, so this matched that. Cardstock: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Whisper White; Ink: River Rock; Brocade Blue; Western Sky DSP; Stampset: duh! I can't think of this stamp set. What is it? oh yeah, Eat Cake. Very simple and easy card. He liked it! Masculine cards are hard for me, I really wanted to add some ribbon, but it didn't really fit.

How about something with the new In Colors? This one is one of my swaps from convention and I realized I didn't post it! Shame on me. Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White: Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, White Craft Ink; Stamps: Heard from the Heart; Wishing You Cheer; Accessories: Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch. You can't tell from the picture, but the "Welcome Christmas into your heart" is stamped on the inside of the card and I used the scalloped edge at the bottom of the top of the card. You'll have to take my word for it that it is really cute!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Grandparents Day!

I wanted to make Grandparents Day cards form my daughter's Grandparents and I decided she needed to help! Luckily she enjoys stamping. And for being 3 years old, she is very good at it! Of course, she had a great teacher! I inked the stamps for her and handed them to her and she stamped them on the paper. For the most part the images were pretty good. For the first one we used the following supplies: Cardstock: Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery; Ink: Rose Red, Ballet Blue, So saffron, Certainly Celery; Stamps: Wild About You; Accessories/Tools: Scallop Edge Punch; Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon; Sizzlit die; Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Corner Round Punch. I would like to also mention that the Big Shot is so easy to use, even a 3 year old can do it! I sandwiched everything together and letter my daughter turn the handle. She just thought that was the coolest thing. The next one we did a little differently. I used different colors and a little different layout.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip; Sage Shadow; Barely Banana; Very Vanilla; Ink: Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue; Pretty in Pink; Stamps: Wild About You; Tools: Ticket Corner Punch; Paisley Embossing Folder; Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon; Sizzlet die.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Big Shot Door Prize

I had a party to introduce the new catalog and this is what I made for the door prize. I wanted the opportunity to try out the Big Shot and I love it! Aren't these baskets so cute? I used Green Tea DSP which is just fabulous! Of course the baskets have chocolates!! I also made a chapstick holder and a popsicle card. (Directions for both of these can be found at Splitcoast, of course). I used my 20 Year Embossing folder for the Big Shot. I think the basket was easy enough to assemble, it may take some time to perfect it. The colors used here were Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze and I used the Tart and Tangy Stamp set! (Thank you Stampin' Up! for putting that in the catalog!) Speaking of the catalog, has everyone had a chance to look through it? Isn't it just wonderful! I just love this catalog. The In Colors are great, the DSP is GORGEOUS, stamp sets are fun, ribbon is terrific! Designer Brads, Clip Assortment! Oh my! My favorite stamp set is Under the Stars! How can you go wrong with Skeeter Spray? Seriously! It's adorable and it's on sale! Can you tell I'm excited about this catalog?