Archive for March, 2012:
Textured CS-Old Olive
Designer Kits-It's All Me
Designer Kits-Get it Done
Designer Kits-Lucky Star
Designer Kits-The Write Stuff 11
Designer Kits-Summer Home-Border Stem 3
Designer Kits-Paper Buttons- Cajun Craze
Rock-a-Bye DSP Paper 5
Old Olive DSP-Large Polka Dot
So Saffron DSP-Large Polka Dot
Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Buttons-Polka Dot
Buttons Pack In Color-Island Indigo
Round Button-Not Quite Navy
Bakers Twine-White Knot
Circle Circus-Dotted Circle Large Stamp Brush
Get it Done-Punch 3
Font- Caviar Dreams
You won't need them in Virginia today but I'm getting ready to brighten my stamp room a little with this card. I pulled out the bright colors and accessories for today's card!
I pulled out my pretty Mixed Bunch stamp set from the Occasions Mini and felt the need to play with BRIGHT colors. For this card I embossed directly onto the First Edition DSP using three fun Embossing Powders- Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, and Wild Wasabi. Usually I'm not quick to grab the bright colors. Maybe because Spring is here it put me in the mood but I really loved the way these flowers popped off the First Edition DSP. Another thing I noticed is the embossing powders are not as bright and more muted. I personally LOVE this. Below is the list of products I used on this card.
Stamps: Mixed Bunch – Clear-Mount Stamp 125537, Fabulous Phrases 117002
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper 121878, Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder 123106, Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder 122950, Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss Powder 123224, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria 118481, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon 125568, Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads 122940, 3/4 Inch Circle Punch 119873, Blossom Punch 125603, Curly Label Punch 119851, Sale-a-Bration ribbon, Pearls
Next I have a new Digital Layout. Today's layout uses a few new downloads released yesterday.
I started this layout with a Whisper White Textured 12 x 12 cardstock and then placed a Vintage Overlay on top of it. I like the color it makes my background. I also used lots of Square punches but turned them 180 degrees so I could have a diamond shape. I then filled all of them with the Modern Prints DSP and bordered them with the Wild About You Black border stamp brush. You'll notice in the top right of the layout is the new ripple ribbon we have. WHOA! That got me super excited. Below you will find all the downloads I used for this layout. You can find these in my Digital Online Store. I'm here to help you if you are ready to start a digital album.You won't be disappointed.
Digital Downloads Used:
Wild About You Border Stamp Brush
Get it Done-Embellishment
Taffeta Trimmings-ripple pear pizzazz
Daffodil Delight Brads
Dotted Scallop Punch
1.25 Square Punch
Perfect Label Punch
Modern Prints DSP
Font: Albemarle Swash
Font: Afta Serif
I hope your day is fantastic. We are half way through the week. Hip Hip Hooray! Create something beautiful.
Today I have lots of circles to show you and both projects make me really smile. Let's get right to it!
I've been helping a few friends locally with baby invitations. During the process it made me realize that I do NOT have a lot of baby crafting supplies on hand. I guess you could say I've outgrown that department in the crafting section. However, I was able to pull a few supplies and make some fun cards. I was going through some of my paper that has been neglected and found the pretty Mocha Morning Specialty DSP. I haven't played with this gorgeous paper enough. Check out this great paper!
Nice paper! I found the Polka Dots and wanted to make a baby card with it. I also pulled out my Button Button stamp set. Check out today's card:
I decided to make a fluffy baby card using lots of ribbon, pearls and buttons. Below you will find the products used for this card.
Stamps: Button Buddies – Clear-Mount Stamp 122737, Tiny Tags – Clear Mount Stamp 118592
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Trinket Hearts 125605, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die 123126, Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper 122366, Baja Breeze 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon 125571, 5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria 118481, Baja Breeze 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon 122331, Basic Pearls Jewel Accents 119247, Designer Buttons – Neutrals Collection 119743, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die 117335, Jewelry Tag Punch 117190, Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements 118764
Now it's time for a little bit of Digital Inspiration! Tuesday's are magical days for me. Tuesdays= New Digital Releases from Stampin' Up! Feels like Christmas!
You can download the new Digital Downloads HERE. They are fantastic.
Today I have a layout using more Circles and NEW downloads!
Today's layout was inspired by another layout seen on Pinterest. You can see the layout HERE. I loved all the circles on this layout. What I love more is being able to find a layout I like and creating it using My Digital Studio software. Sometimes it's hard to start with a blank canvas and know which way to go with it. It's much easier to start from scratch when you have a little inspiration standing in front of you.
This photo of Brandon will go down as one of my favorites. It was taken this past fall at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. It was the first time any of us had seen it and it was the one place my Dad wanted to go while they were visiting. We were looking for a friend of my Dads. He had died right in front of my dad when he was in Vietnam. They were best buddies. I can't describe how emotional this visit was for my family. Seeing my dads face when he looked at the wall was incredible. Almost disbelief that he was actually standing in front of it. My kids were fascinated with the history and Brandon kept saying, "Look at all of these names!" Interestingly enough the picture I took of Brandon is one of my favorites because you can see the reflection of names on his white shirt.
Below you will see a list of downloads I used for this layout. One of my favorite downloads from this week is this one:
Get It Done Kit – Digital Download 129924
You can purchase today's downloads RIGHT HERE!
Downloads I used:
Number One DSP
Circle Punch 1.25
Buttons Pack In Color
In Color Paper Buttons
Spice Cake Designer Buttons-Soft Suede
A Holly, Jolly Christmas-Star
Rough Type-Letter B
Designer Kit-Get It Done
Designer Kit- Get It Done Notepaper 3
I hope you are having a FANTASTIC Tuesday. We have a Family Fun Night Celebration at the kids school tonight. We are hoping to watch the principle race on a tricycle. Hope she doesn't wear the pretty heels I always see her in. Of course this could make the whole thing even more funny. Have a fabulous day and make something pretty using Circles. Share your creations with me. I would love to see them.
Happy almost Spring day! Hopefully you are enjoying your official last day of Old Man Winter. I say "See Ya Later!" I'm ready for warm weather every day. Seeing all this sunshine lately reminds me of Colorado. They have beautiful sunshine ALL the time.
Today I have a few shares. My card today is all about Shabby Kites. The other day I posted a card using the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper. I feel like we have been reunited and I can't let go of it. Therefore I made another card using it. It's so SHABBY! I wanted to use the set Send Me Soaring because it hasn't been inked enough and I love kites. I suck at flying a kite, but I sure love how peaceful they are. Just floating in the air without a care in the world. Unless of course I'm flying it and then the peacefulness gets wrapped in a tree. Yep, that is how I fly a kite.
Back to business. <Wait a MINUTE!> There is the CUTEST little chipmunk outside my window. So chubby and cute!
Seriously, back to business. Nothing like a
shiney furry object for me to lose focus!
Here is the card for today.
I love the clouds in this stamp set because they stamp very clean. Does that even make sense? Anyhoo, I figured I might as well make the kites really pretty and I added a few Pearls. Ha. Nothing like a glitzy Kite. Maybe if I had one of these in real life it would stay soaring and not end up in a tree??
Here is a list of supplies I used on this card:
Stamps: Send Me Soaring # 125442
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede (sponging), Marina Mist
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Confetti, Marina Mist
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Edge Border punch, Linen Thread, Beau Chateau DSP, Soft Subtles Buttons, 1" Square punch, Postage punch, Tulip Embossing Folder, Pearls
I found a sketch I really wanted to use for a Digital Layout on Pinterest last night and came up with this layout. I'll include the Sketch too. I would love to see what YOU come up with. Leave a comment with your link so I can take a peek.
Here is the Sketch:
Here is my layout:
Here are the downloads I used on my layout:
1.25 Circle punch
Everyday Enchantment DSP
1.25 Square Punch
Wild About You- Border
DeLouisville Small Font
Month by Month-October Curls
2011 Notable Desktop Calendar Kit-
The Chipmunk has BIG BIG cheeks now. He's going to POP! I wish I could snap a picture. Hmmm.
Anyways, you can find all these fun great products inside my amazing Online Store. Need help in the Digi Department getting started, email me. I can help you!!
I have a quick post with a layout I worked on last night. Thought I would share a little Sunday Inspiration.
I spent most of my day with my princess yesterday. It was all about us. Nails, toes and just hanging out. We had a blast. The guys had their day too. They were more into trains, antiques and acting like American Pickers.
The guys surprised me with this beauty:
I was pretty over the moon with this. It's been on my "list" for a LONG time.
I'm off to help Alexis sell more Girl Scout Cookies. This will be our last booth. Let's hope it's a good one.
Below are the list of downloads I used for my layout. You can find all of these downloads in my Digital Store. I hope you are playing with My Digital Studio!
Reasons I heart you- stamp brush
THe Write STuff DSP
Limited Edition DSP
Ck Journal Font
Ck Script Font
Tastefully Trim Punch
Eggceptional Easter Doily
Calendar- Fresh Flowers-stamp brush
Hope your Sunday is filled with RELAXING!