Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big Shot Die Pack give-away by Stampin Addicts

I am sooo loving my Big Shot and Stampin Addicts has just pushed my love a little more. What a great way to add to my collection not only for myself , but to share with the girls I stamp with to keep their interest peaked in the Big Shot. They are giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin' Up! summer give away. All you have to do is make a post on your own blog about what they are doing and your entered in to win!!!

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You Rock

As soon as I saw this stamp I knew what I wanted to do with it. I made the background using the Razzelberry Lemonade DSP and cut it and staggered it to give it that "rockin'" look. I also used the direct to paper technique to make the background on the Crushed Curry. The Jumbled Alphabet came in very handy on this card too. And yes, the edges are distressed and edged with Rich Razzelberry! I hope my son enjoys this card.

STAMPS: Extreme Guitar, Jumble Alphabet
INKS: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzelberry
PAPERS: Crushed Curry, Razzelberry Lemonade DSP

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summertime dress!

I am so in love with this die to make this dress!!! I was at a friends house (Jamie's) and got to use this die and it is now at the top of my list of things to get!!! I cut out alot of the scalloped circles using, of course, my retired DSP's. I let the girls at Card Nite choose one and cut it out to make this dress card this month! I have been using my Big Shot some how every month and the girls are really loving it!

STAMPS:Sweet Little Sentiments
INKS: Basic Black
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Spring Flowers DSP, Cameo Coral, So Saffron
ACCESSORIES: Circle Scallop Die, Big Shot, Round Tab Punch, Small Flower Punch (non-SU), white ribbon (non-SU)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bustin' Out!

As promised, here is the other "half" of the previous card. A few girls that they modestly covered their bottoms had very skimpy tops!!! Never the less they were creative in how they made their tops work. They made them into strapless tops since the "straps" in no way long enough. They did take one "strap" and fold it over the middle where the top comes together to give it a little hold and to make it look like that is how it was meant to be. One even said she was going to make cleavage on hers when she got home!!! I do think this will be one of our regular summer cards since the girls loved them so much. Oh yeah, the middle says "It's the little things that make life Big!"

STAMPS:Happy Harmony
INKS: Basic Black
PAPERS: White, Blush Blossom, Rainbow Sherbert DSP
ACCESSORIES: Word Window Punch

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bottoms Up!

Here is another card from this months Summertime Fun Card Nite. All the girls got a BIG kick out of this card. Not only for this card, but for the saying inside. "Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them." This of course is the first half of the card as I explained to the girls, but not everyone picked it up right away. Some made sure their bottoms were covered pretty well, but by the next card were wishing they would of skimped just a little more. "Butt" all in all, they got a big laugh with the cards. Stay tuned to see the other half to this card.

STAMPS: Happy Harmony (inside)
INKS: Basic Black
PAPERS: White, Blush Blossoms, Rainbow Sherbert DSP

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Here is the "birthday card" for my monthly Card Nite. I try to make sure that one card is specifically a birthday card. Most of the cards I prep are open ended so that they can make them into the card/s they need for the month. I used 3 punches with this card and I am hoping that the girls are not getting "punched" out!!! LOL
STAMPS: Sock Monkey, Sincere Salutations
INKS: Basic Black
PAPERS: Brilliant Blue, Yo Yo Yellow, Real Red, White
ACCESSORIES: Watercolor Pencils, Scalloped Square Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Retired "hi"

Well, this was to be the card that I was going to share at our demo meeting last month, but due to busy summer schedules it was cancelled. So kind of "late" to share it this month, but I can share it here. I meant to post this earlier this month, but that darn ol summer schedule.....
Anyway, this is made from all retired sets and papers. I am really missing this DSP as I think it ended up being one of my favorites "last" year.

STAMPS: Doodle This, Big Deal Alphabet (favorite)
INKS: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red
PAPERS: Pink Piroutte, Candy Lane DSP
ACCESSORIES: Taupe Grosgrain, 2-way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Friday, July 10, 2009

6x6 Scrap Page of Me

The final project from the Hostess Appreciation Dinner was a 6x6 Scrapbook Page. I encouraged the girls to try making a few scrap pages of themselves. We all know how easy it is to leave ourselves out of scrapbooking because we are so into scrapping everyone & everything else that we forget about us. Well, I am going to try scrapping me once in a while and I know the girls were encouraged by seeing this page done of myself and not just hearing me tell them to scrap themselves. So we'll see. I'll ask how many have started a page on themselves next month. I know when others look at these books down the line it would be nice to know a little of the person who put so much time into making them. Regardless about how I feel about scrapping myself. Someone's gotta do it!!!

STAMPS: Jumbled Alphabet

INKS: Dusty Durango

PAPERS: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry

ACCESSORIES: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Scalloped Envelope Box

Here is another project we made at my Hostess Appreciation Dinner the other night. I've seen these boxes around and decided to give my hand a try at it. Since the Bermuda Bay ink pads are having issues at the moment, I decided to make it the main color of the box. Each of the projects were made with the In Colors so the girls could really get the feel for them. They really liked this project.

STAMPS: Embrace Life

INKS: Black Staz On, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry

PAPERS: Bermuda Bay, White

ACCESSORIES: Blender Pens, Sponge, Taupe Grosgrain, Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Corner Bookmark

As you know this past week I held a Hostess Appreciation Dinner for all the girls that hosted a workshop over this past year. Along with the dinner, we ooo'd & ahhh'd over the new catty and made a few projects using the new In Colors. In this months Stampin' Success they showed how to make a corner bookmark and I just had to show my girls! They loved it! It took a little practice on making the scalloped edge come out right on the corner, but after a few tries on scrap paper they got it. Here is the sample of what they made.

STAMPS: Love you Much

INKS: Melon Mambo

PAPERS: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, White

ACCESSORIES: Scalloped Edge Punch, Heart to Heart Punch

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hostess Drawing Gift

After seeing the video SU put out on making bigger boxes, I decided to make a box for the stamp set I gave away at my Hostess Appreciation Dinner last night. As you know, I am trying to use my retired DSP so what better use than to use it as the cover for my box! I just measured my stamp set and figured out the box accordingly. No mistakes or redos!!! Got it the first time. I was so happy! And the winner really loved the box. Almost as much as the set inside!!!

STAMPS: Business Memos
INKS: Taken with Teal
PAPERS: 12x12 Old Olive, Petals & Paisleys DSP
ACCESSORIES: Sponge, Mellow Moss Grosgrain

Friday, July 3, 2009

Tribute to the Red, White, & Blue

***HAPPY 4th of JULY***

Can you believe it is July already?!! The year is half over already. Time to start on the Christmas lists!!! (seriously, not to mention cards too!) Anyway, here is my goodbye tribute to the '09 In Colors and The Free and the Brave stamp set. Sad to see this set go.

STAMPS: The Free and the Brave
INKS: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red
PAPERS: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, White
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Real Red Grosgrain, Blue Grosgrain(not SU), stapler