Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Color Q Challenge #126

I've been venturing out and entering new challenges and today the baby decided to take a nice long nap....so instead of cleaning I decided to stamp!!  WOO HOO!!   Here is my entry for the challenge at Color Q.

 It was a nice color challenge this week....very springy!!  Here is the inspiration photo...

The next photo is a close up shot of my flower.  I used the Mixed Bouquet Stamp Set and I did the "rock and roll" technique with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  I really like the way it turned out!  I also did it on the "Friend" stamp from the Family Reunion stamp set.  I used Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade for that rock and roll action.  :)

Other Ingredients:  Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Big Top Birthday DSP, Square Lattice embossing folder, Bold Buttons

Happy Stamping,

Banner Bash #107 at HSS

Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments for a Banner Par-tay!!  Get out your Pennant Punch or your paper snips and make a fun project.

My boys will be SEVEN years old in March.  I still can't believe that!!  So, I am being a good mommy and planning ahead.  I took this photo at the mountains last week when we went to play in the little snow that was left. I'm so sorry for the quality of the print...I did it on my cheapy printer.  I guess it's time for a new one.

Isn't there a saying "why reinvent the wheel?" ?  Yes...so why should I reinvent a scrapbook page layout.  A benefit that I have as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the Stampin' Success monthly magazine.  In it this month was a cute page layout....so I decided to be inspired.
Here is a photo of the page I made with the page of the magazine below it.  Cute, huh?!

^^^^ Notice the page ^^^^ 

Colors: Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Stamps: No Stamps for this project
Accessories:  Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Twitterpated Striped DSP, Buttons, Bakers Twine, Simple Alphabet Dies, Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Color Blocking

Join us for a fun technique challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I really like this idea....you can't go wrong or make this crooked...it's just a block of color over a fill in type of stamp.  How easy is that?!  

I decided to make a digital page...a special one for my sister.  We celebrated her life/birthday about a month ago.  The back story is that she was struck by a car 9 months ago when she was crossing the street.  She was badly injured and had a long recovery.  But with the help of her loving family she is walking and almost 100% recovered.  God was sure looking out for her and spared her life!!  He has BIG plans for her!!  
So this year we celebrated her life on her birthday.

Colors:  Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:  Boho Blossoms, Calendar Cues

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, February 19, 2012

PP Challenge #83

I had to get into this one....it's a card I JUST made for my last class....it fit perfect for the challenge at Paper Players. 
Here is my entry...Clean, Simple, Masculine.

I hope I don't get disqualified since it's a project I made just last week.  I'm just being honest.  *blushing*  :)
My hubby approved of this card and he said it reminded him of the movie The Karate Kid....the original....because of the bonsai tree.  He's so funny, but I'm glad I got the man's approval.  :)


Colors:  Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Plant Hope
Accessories:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Vintage Trinket (button brad)

Happy Stamping,

Friday, February 17, 2012

February Card Class

Okay Stampers....I have finished my NINTH class in just 11 days and I'm pooped.  I sure had fun, though.  Here are the cards we made at my last class from this week....the Birthday Card Stamp A Stack.

Good times and stamping....always a great way to relieve some stress and decompress from the busyness of life.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, February 13, 2012

Love Is In The Air

Happy Valentine's Day!!  Join us as we share the love over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

When I purchased the framelits I immediately envisioned floating hearts.  It fit perfect with this challenge!!  :)

My note today is short and sweet....I'm off to spend some time with my Valentine, who also happens to have a Birthday on Valentine's day, too.  Happy Birthday to my love!!!

Love and Stamping,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sketch Challenge at Stampin' Queens

I needed inspiration....badly!!  
I happened to come across this simple and sweet sketch challenge at Stampin Queens.  

And viola....here is my entry....

Here is a close up shot of the flowers.  I embossed them with black embossing powder and colored them in with our fabulous SU markers!!  The colors are inspired by the Twitterpated DSP that I also used down the center.  They are Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White.

Oh yes, this is one of the projects my Stamp-a-doodles downline group will be making tomorrow night, too!  Thanks Stampin' Queens for the inspiration!!!

It's super late here!!  Time to get bed!  Night night....


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HSS Color Challenge #104

Join us for a color challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!  This one worked out perfect for me....I was working on my layout for my scrapbook club and these happened to be the colors I wanted to use!  Yipee!!  

Here is the first page....Easy, simple and sweet!

I decided to add photos to it to make it complete.  Here is the second page....that way you can see that the photos are matted in Not Quite Navy.  I didn't use Marina Mist for this challenge....I couldn't figure a way to work it in.


Colors:  Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
Stamps:  Medallion
Accessories:  Silver Glimmer paper

Happy Stamping,

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy 8 Years To Me!!!

I can't believe it's officially been 8 years since I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  WOW!!  I can't imagine my life without all of the friends I've made, the products that I get to use and the opportunities I've been given.  I hope I can do this for 80 more years!!  :)

Thank you to my family, friends, customers and fellow demonstrators for making my 8 years with SU! the best ever!!  I am excited for what the next 8 years with SU will bring!!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wanna Try My Digital Studio For FREE?

Now you can!!  You'll get a FREE 30 day trial of the program for free.  Click here and then click on the link with the logo that looks like this:

Check it out...it's free....you can't go wrong!!  I know you're gonna love it! I've used it for my Christmas cards, party invitations, calendars....the list goes on....

Happy Digital Stamping,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Why I LOVE Sale-a-bration

Of course, it's for the FREE STUFF.  I ain't gonna lie!!  This year is no exception!!  They really made a nice catalog for SAB and have some FAB stuff in it, too!  Check this card out....I made it using my FREE stamp set called Outlined Occasions.  There are 3 outlined greetings and 3 phrase stamps that go with them.  SO cute!!

I embossed the word "LOVE" with white on Cherry Cobbler.  Then punched it out with the Decorative Label punch. It fits perfectly!  Added a banner, some bling and, of course, hearts.  Valentine's Day is coming up quick!  Place your order today so you'll have plenty of time to make someone a fancy handmade Valentine!!

Happy Stamping,