Monday, July 30, 2012

Christmas Deer

  I just finished my last "Christmas in July" card class but it hasn't stopped me from playing with all the new wonderful images that Stampin Up has for you this year in the 2012-2013 catalog and the Holiday Catalog that starts on August 1st.  Just a day away!!!!  You are going to love it.  Just take your time looking through it and then go through it again and again. You will want everything!!!!  So today's card is using the "Christmas Deer" (128146 clear) stamped in Early Espresso ink (126974) on Very Vanilla card stock (101650).  I cut it out with the new Labels Collection Framelits (125598) and used it again with the Champagne Glitter Paper (127885) which will be available to you starting this Wednesday, August 1st.  The sentiment stamped in Old Olive Ink (126953) is from a new set, "Joyous Celebrations" (128069 clear) available on August 1st!  I know I sound like a broken record but please please look at the new catalog.  You won't be sorry!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July

Have been loving the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin  Up which will be available to you on August 1st. Do you know that I found a new item (to me) in it that I had not noticed before?  I can't tell you how many times I have gone through that catalog and never noticed it!  It's kind of like going through a yard sale.  You have to go through it a few times because you always notice something different when you pass through again!  So today's card is made with the new Ornament Keepsakes (128051) and the new Framelits Dies(127816) that cut the ornament images out.  Stampin Up has given you a discount if you buy both of them together (129950).  You save $8.00!  So I stamped the ornament and proceeded to cut it out by hand when my little light bulb went off and as I was finishing it I realized that I had the framelit to do all the cutting!  I am such a goofball sometimes.  So I used Early Espresso (119686) and Very Vanilla(101650) card stock.  Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP (126901) provides the beautiful printed background.   Then I took the new Core'dinations in Gumball Green (127847) and rubbed it with the new Sanding System (129367) and embossed it with the new Lace Brocade Embossing Folder (127819).  My finishing touches were with the new Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127841) and a piece of Crochet Trim (118481) and Linen Thread (104199) along with some Pearl Jewels(119247).  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy Monday!

  Happy Monday Everyone.  I almost forgot to post this card for the Stamping on Tuesdays challenge from last week.  I have been busy getting ready for my "Christmas in July" card class which the first one is in the morning.  The ladies will be making 10 Christmas cards.  They seemed to love to do this many in one sitting.  For this card challenge I used "Artistic Etchings" (120573) with the new DSP "Fan Fair" (126918) on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I added a little "Crochet Trim " (118481) and a Vintage safety pin (118764).   Oh and the background is "En Francais" (109521) stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla.  So have a good night and see you soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

You're A Winner!

 I have never been a big fan of the circus and I wasn't going to even consider this stamp set, "You're Amazing"(126722), but I saw a card somewhere and loved the old time look of it and so starts my story of this awesome set and the DSP, World Spectacular (126897), that goes with it.  I  just love the color combos.  I will probably play with this set for a while.  The new Ticket Duo Builder punch (126883) is a must have item to use with this set.  I used Calypso Coral card stock (122925) as my base card and layered with Cherry Cobbler (119685) and Very Vanilla (101650).  
My husband and I are going to see Stevie Nicks tonight at the amphitheater here in Virginia Beach.  My husband has been a big fan of hers ever since I met him so this is huge for him to see her.  I wanted to find a wig that looked like her hair and surprise him tonight wearing it but was unsuccessful in carrying out that idea.  Oh well, I will just have to quietly sing along with her tonight!!!  Of course my husband might move to another seat if I get carried away.  I am no Stevie Nicks that's for sure but I do love to sing! 
Have a wonderful Saturday and if you are interested in any of the items above, just click on the Daisy to the right.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Birthday To My Dad

My dad's birthday was yesterday and so I wanted to make something a little different from his Father's day card which was nautical so I turned to the Mojo Monday challenge for some inspiration in a layout for his card.  This is how it turned out and I have to say I really like it.  My parents live 12 hours away and I don't get to see them often enough and so I wanted to make this card really special.   I started with Soft Suede card stock (115318) and layered it with Pool Party (122924) and Cajun Craze (119684) which I ran through the Big Shot with the new Chevron Folder (127749).  Comfort Cafe DSP (126898) was also used.  Countryside (120495) and Memorable Moments (126682) were the stamp sets used for the images and I finished it off with 3 Regal Designer Buttons (119744).  If you like any of the items I used here today, you can order them by clicking on the Daisy to the right.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Strawberries Forever!

So I am using the Stamping on Tuesdays template for this week.  Well sort of.....  I started looking for ideas for the oval template and came across my Bigz L Perfect Pendants die (123126) and the wheels started spinning in my head (scary).  I had not used this die before so I decided to expand my horizons and go for it.  Strawberry season is over but I thought these strawberries from the "Fruit and Flower" set (122607) went so well with the Real Red cardstock (102482) and the "Summer Smooches" designer paper (125409).  The sentiment is from the new "Sassy Salutations" (126707) and the finishing touch, the button (119744) with a little bit of Baker's Twine (125572).  If you like any of these products I used, you can click on the "Daisy to the right and order them right away!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Trying to Think "Cool"

So even though it was the 4th of July yesterday, it was so stinkin hot out that I decided to work on my "Christmas in July" card class.  I used the easy  Stamping on Tuesday template for this week and came up with this card which I just love.  I used the Christmas Lodge (123769) set and Lovely Letter Alphabet (127796).  I hope you all had a good holiday for those of you living in the USA.  Today I am going to the beach with my youngest daughter, Katie, who is home for a week from Americorps.  I want to spend as much time as I can with her so have a good day and keep stamping!