Monday, August 30, 2010

Just Believe

I fell in love with this stamp set the minute I saw the new Idea Book and Catalog but it wasn't until just last week that my mother and I added it to our collection. In clear actually which I am liking more and more as I use them. This card is in Rose Red and Old Olive. I used the Scallop Square die cut and cut out one side of it so that it lined up perfectly with edge of the Rose Red. I colored the flowers with the markers and added some Old Olive ribbon and dimensions to the final touches.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

September Stamp Set Giveaway!

Everytime you place an order of $25 during the month of September, you will have your name entered into a drawing for the It's the Thought wood stamp set pictured below. There is no limit as to how many times your name can be entered into the drawing. On September 30, I could draw your name! You can order either by calling me, emailing me, placing an order on my Stampin' Up webpage, or attending a class or workshop.

Trying out some Embossing Folders

Marty being the wonderful husband that he is took the Little Man shopping today and so I had some time in my stamp room, after I started some laundry and did the dishes that is.

We decided to take advantage of the four acres that we have out here and are hosting our family reunion out here in Sept. Here are the invites I made using the King of the Grill stamp set. I debated a lot about purchasing this stamp set but am so glad I did. I used More Mustard and Cajun Craze cardstock, the modern label punch, and the Square Lattice embossing folder. "Your invited" is from Hugs and Wishes stamp set.

I am really starting to be a big fan of texture on my cards. I recently purchased the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and decided to give it a try on Pink Pirouette cardstock. The images are from Friends 24-7 which I printed off in Chocolate Chip from My Digital Studio and used the oval and scallop oval punch. I love this Chocolate Chip ribbon and am very sad that they retired it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Artistic Etchings

Artistic Etchings stamp set really is starting to grow on me. I buddied it up with Charming and Teeny Tiny Messages to make this card. Early Expresso and Very Vanilla cardstock teamed up with Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Expresso ink. I also used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and sponged on crumb cake after embossing. Have a great night!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Playing Around

The time I find in my stamp room is definitely few and far between. I have had a craft show almost every other weekend and with little Steven around I stay very busy. Here are two cards I recently made.

This first card was recently made at a Stampin' Up party in Peoria. It is using a stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog which is only available until August 31. We used Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, and Crumb Cake. We also used the Piercing Tool and Bone Folder to give the Crumb Cake a suede look to it.

The second card is using the square lattice embossing folder which I absolutely love. Great Friend is the stamp set used, along with some Black Satin Ribbon. Pretty in Pink and Basic Black are the colors for this bold card.

Cards with My Digital Studio Images

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. This SAHM business is keeping me pretty busy. Now that the Little Man can play by myself for more than a minute at a time I will do better at the postings. These are two cards that I made using images from My Digital Studio. These two stamp sets I have always thought about purchasing but were never in the budget. Then I realized that they are on the software and now I can just print them off of the computer. The best part is I can make them whatever SU color I want.

For the first card I used the retired Basic Gray cardstock, the black satin ribbon, and two pearls from the pretties kit. I also used the embossing template to give the background the textured dots. The stamp set is called Friends 24-7. The next card is using some retired Cottage Wall and retired Pale Plum. I made the stamped image from For All You Do in Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, and Certainly Celery on the computer before I printed it out and added the extra touches to it.
A customer recently asked me for the list of stamp sets that are included in My Digital Studio. Here is the list. I am sure you will be amazed at the number of items included, DSP, embellishments, punches, etc. All for a low price of $79.95.
A Holly, Jolly Christmas
A Little Birthday Cheer
ABC Alphabet Lower
All Holidays
All in the Family
All Scallops
Baroque Motifs
Best Wishes and More
Big Bold Birthday
Calendar Cues
Cheep Talk
Copyright Stamps
Cute Cats
Cute Cues
Define Your Life
Eat, Drink, and Be Scary
Enjoy Every Moment
Extreme Elements
Favorite Things
For All You Do
Frames with a Flourish
Friends 24-7
Fundamental Phrases
Garden Whimsy
Good Friend
Greatest Moments
Heard from the Heart
Holiday Blitz
Hoppy Memories
Hugs and Wishes
Man's Best Friend
Nursery Necessities
Old Saint Nick
Once Upon a Time
One of a Kind
Party Hearty
Petal Pizzazz
Razzle Dazzle
School Days
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Schoolbook Serif Numbers
Season of Cheer
Simple Friendship
Snow Burst
Summer Home
Sunny Day
Sweet Season
Thank you Kindly
Thoughts and Prayers
Together Forever
Torn Edges
Tree Trimmings
Upsy Daisy
Vintage Vogue
Winter Post
Wishes and Greetings
World Tour