Monday, February 28, 2011

Easter Blossoms Mojo

It's Monday, and you know what that means...another Mojo Monday sketch. The last Monday of the month always brings a sketch for either a circle card or a square card. I picked the square card for this one. Just click the sketch picture on the right to go straight to the Mojo Monday blog.

I first embossed the Blushing Bride layer using the Elegant Bouquet Impression Folder (p. 214). I then added the Always Artichoke layer that I punched one long side out with the Eyelet Border Punch (p. 200). I then attached a strip of designer paper from the Springtime Vintage DSP (p. 15 in the Occasions Mini).

I really like the girl silhouette in the Easter Blossoms set (p. 17 - Occasions Mini), so much! She's so cute! Not only that, she's so easy to stamp. I just inked the stamp with Pear Pizzazz ink and stamped her. I also stamped the little square floral stamp in the set to the upper left corner. I then layered her onto some Pear Pizzazz card stock and attached her to the bottom right of the Blushing Bride layer.

The ribbon strip and bow are separate. I attached each end of the Victoria Crochet Trim (p. 190) strip to the back of the Blushing Bride layer. I then tied the other longer strip into a bow on the top. Since the bow is separate, I was able to slide it right where I wanted it. It's easier getting the bow to the go the direction you want it to by tying it on separately, too. After the ribbon was attached, I attached the whole thing to the River Rock square card.

The flower was die cut using the Fun Flowers Bigz L die from the Occasions Mini (p. 39). After die-cutting the layers (River Rock and Rose Red) I wanted, I embossed them with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder (p. 214). I then attached the layers together and attached them to the card, over the ribbon. I then attached a vanilla rose from the Vintage Flower Adornments (p. 15 in the Occasions Mini) with a Mini Glue Dot (p. 197). I then stamped the greeting onto River Rock card stock with Rose Red ink, and I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch (p. 30 in the mini). I added two Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 197) to the right side of the greeting and Snail adhesive (p. 197) on the left side and attached it to the card.

Stamps: Easter Blossoms (Mini)

Ink: Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red Classic ink pads

Paper: River Rock, Blushing Bride, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Very Vanilla card stock; Springtime Vintage DSP (Mini)

Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Fun Flower Bigz L Die (Mini), Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder, Victoria Crochet Trim, Decorative Label Punch (Mini), Eyelet Border Punch, Vintage Flower Adornments (Mini), Mini Glue Dots, & Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, February 25, 2011

6 x 6 Make & Take Page

Yay, it's Friday! Today's project is the 6 x 6 scrapbook page that everyone at my Mystery Hostess Workshop will make. To find out more about this event, please go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.

This page is pretty self explanatory. I only used one stamp set, Create A Cupcake (p. 22 in Occasions Mini), and I punched it out with the Build A Cupcake Punch (p. 22 in the Occasions Mini). I also used Melon Mambo Pompom Trim from the mini as well (p. 35). There are so many wonderful things in the Occasions Mini! It's wonderful!

Stamps: Create A Cupcake (Mini)

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, & Early Espresso Classic Ink Pads

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, & Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Melon Mambo Pompom Trim (Mini), Build a Cupcake Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch & Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Make & Take Card

Today's card is the Make & Take card at my Mystery Hostess Workshop on March 8. I always make sure that my workshop Make & Takes are easy and quick to make, and this one fits the bill. If you would like to have your own workshop in March, this can be one of the Make & Takes at your workshop if you like! Contact me soon before my calendar is filled up!

I CASEd this from a card in this month's Stampin' Success. It's a wonderful magazine that Stampin' Up! demonstrators get every month free. It's one of the many ways that Stampin' Up! supports and helps its demonstrators. I just love being a SU! demo! If you might be interested in becoming a demo, just let me know. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can also find out more HERE. This is a great time to sign up. The starter kit is 15% off, and a bonus bundle filled with over $50 in free products is also added to the kit! You'll have to hurry, though. You must be signed up by March 31! If you would like to sign up now, you can do so online. Just CLICK HERE, and then click "Join Now." I'd love to have you join my group!

I love the layout and colors SU! used, so I decided to CASE the card using the Sweet Summer SAB set (p. 8 in SAB brochure). I've been coloring the images in this set on the other cards I've made it, but I decided not to this time. I really like the look. Instead of stamping them in Basic Black and watercoloring them, I stamped them using different colors if ink. These flowers look so soft in person. The picture below doesn't do it justice. The colors look better in person, as well. I've been having trouble getting good lighting on all of my pictures lately. The texture on the Blushing Bride (pink) layer was done by running it through the Crimper (p. 198), and the greeting is from the Oval All set (p. 128).

Stamps: Sweet Summer (SAB) and Oval All

Ink: Always Artichoke, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, & Elegant Eggplant Classic ink pads

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, Blushing Bride, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand & Naturals White card stock

Accessories: Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Crimper, & Stampin' Dimensionals.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SAB Celebration Mystery Hostess Workshop

Boy is this week flying by! So much to do, and so little time! Today's card is going to be one of the cards I will be demonstrating at my Sale-A-Bration Celebration Mystery Hostess Workshop on Tuesday, March 8 @ 7 p.m. I'll be demonstrating 4 projects and two of them will be made by everyone that attends (Make & Takes). I'll be posting the Make & Takes tomorrow and Friday. To find out more about this free event, CLICK HERE.

I really like how this turned out. This set is so easy to use, and it makes such beautiful cards. It's a level one hostess set called, Because I Care (p. 11). All I did was ink up the stamp with Not Quite Navy and Pear Pizzazz ink and stamped. That's all there was to it. If you love this set as much as I do, you just have to host a workshop. I still have a few openings on my calendar during Sale-A-Bration, so please E-MAIL ME if you're interested. I'd love to help you get this set free, along with a lot of other stuff. Sale-A-Bration is the best time to host a workshop, so book yours today before it's too late!

The Pear Pizzazz layer was embossed with the new Framed Tulip Impressions Folder (p. 28 in the Occasions Mini). The beautiful designer paper is from the Springtime Vintage DSP pack (p. 15 in the mini). I finally got to use one of my new embellishments, Vintage Flower Adornments (p. 15 in the mini). I just popped it on with a Mini Glue Dot. I hope you like it!

Stamps: Because I Care (Level One Hostess Set)

Ink: Not Quite Navy and Pear Pizzazz Classic ink pads

Paper: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, and Very Vanilla card stock; Springtime Vintage DSP (Mini)

Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Framed Tulips Impressions Folder (Mini), Vintage Flower Adornments (Mini), Mini Glue Dots, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, & 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Another Build A Blossom Birthday Card

This was the first card I made using the new Build A Blossom set (p. 12 in Occasions Mini). See how the flower is totally different from my second card I posted yesterday? Have I told you yet that I love this set? This card was CASEd from others I've seen on SCS.

My technique stamp club made this card last week. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the blue flower petals were stamped using the Rock 'N Roll technique. The flower petal stamp was inked with Bashful Blue ink, and then the edges were "Rock 'N Rolled" in Marina Mist ink. The flower petals and leaves were punched out with the Blossom Petals Punch (p. 12) from the Occasions Mini as well. The other 2 items from the Occasions Mini I used were Bring On the Cake set (pp. 20-21) and the Framed Tulip Impressions Folder (p. 28). I also used a Filigree Designer Brad (p. 187 in big catty) for the center of the flower.

Stamps: Build A Blossom and Bring On the Cake (Both from the mini)

Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, & Early Espresso Classic ink pads

Paper: Confetti Cream, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, & Early Espresso card stock

Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Framed Tulips Impressions Folder (Mini), Blossom Petals XL Punch (Mini), Paper Piercing Tool, & Mat Pack.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Floral Birthday Card - MOJO 179

It's Monday, and that means there's another MojoMonday card sketch! I usually don't get one finished on the day the sketch comes out, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw it. This is the second card that I have made using the Build A Blossom set (p. 12 in the Occasions Mini), and I'm in LOVE! There are so many different flowers that you can make with this set. The Blossom Petals Punch (p. 12 in the Occasions Mini) makes the process of making these flowers so much easier, too! I haven't posted the first card I made with it yet, but I will tomorrow. The designer paper that I used is also from the Occasions Mini, and it's called Springtime Vintage DSP (p. 15). It's hard to tell in the picture, but the greeting is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. As you've probably guessed, I used the Decorative Label Punch (p. 30 in the mini) to punch it out. You can find the Antique Brads I used on p. 187 of the big catalog, and you can find the Eyelet Border Punch on p. 200.

The MojoMonday sketch is MOJO179. I plan on using this sketch a lot!

Build A Blossom and Bring on the Cake (Both from the Mini)

Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, and Very Vanilla card stock; Springtime Vintage DSP (Mini)

Accessories: Blossom Petals XL Punch (Mini), Decorative Label XL Punch (Mini), Eyelet Border Punch, Antique Brads, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding (Mini), Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, & Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, February 18, 2011

Last Two SAB Cards for Next Week's Camp

Here are the last of the 5 SAB cards that will be made at my Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Stamp Camp next week. See WEDNESDAY'S POST to learn about this camp. The supplies needed for these cards comes between $50 - $60, so you earn the SAB product needed for the card free! The supplies lists are below each card. I used another SCS sketch on the 2nd card...SC214.

Naturals White card stock -- $7.50
Crumb Cake card stock -- $6.95
Bold Blossom Stamp Set -- WM $12.95/CM $9.95
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons -- $8.95
Mini Glue Dots -- $4.95
Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick Accents -- FREE
WM TOTAL = $59.15 (plus shipping & tax)
CM TOTAL = $56.15 (plus shipping & tax)

Whisper White card stock -- $8.50
Brights Assortment card stock -- $6.95
Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Brights Glimmer Brads -- $4.95
3/4" Circle Punch -- $10.95
Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon -- $5.95
So Happy For You SAB Set -- FREE
TOTAL = $55.15

You can place an order anytime at my ONLINE STORE.
Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration ends March 30th!

All 5 Cards Being Made at the Stamp Camp

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More SAB Camp Projects

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you're having a great day. It's such a beautiful day here in Indiana. It's sunny, and it's supposed to get up to 69 degrees! Pretty good when this time last week we woke up to 0 degrees and a high around 10 degrees!

I have a couple more cards that will be made at my SAB Stamp Camp next week to show you. Like yesterday's card, the supplies to make these cards cost between $50-$60 to qualify you for the free SAB set used. Both of these do have an add-on of an Impression Folder. The Impression Folders don't need to be used to make these cards. If you would like to find out more about this camp and/or see the card I posted yesterday with it's supplies list, CLICK HERE. I used the SCS card sketch, SC317, on the first one. Please read on to see the supplies needed for these two cards.

Naturals White 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock -- $7.50
Subtles Assortment 8-1/2" x 11" CS -- $6.95
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Marina Mist Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
So Saffron Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Blender Pens -- 9.95
Flower Brads-Subtles -- $8.95
Sweet Summer SAB Set - FREE
TOTAL = $57.15 (plus shipping & tax)

Optional Add-Ons:
Greeting Set - (I used So Happy For You SAB set)
Stampin' Dimensionals -- $3.95
Framed Tulip Impressions Folder -- $7.95

The above card is pretty basic. The stamped image is actually inside the card. The card front is just embossed and has a scalloped circle punched out. The stamped image shows through the punched out circle. The picture below shows the inside.

Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock
In Color Assortment 8-1/2" x 11" CS -- $6.95
In Color Stampin' Write Markers -- $14.95
1-3/4" Scallop Circle XL Punch -- $16.95
Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon -- $8.95
Punch Bunch SAB Set -- FREE
TOTAL = $56.30 (plus shipping & tax)

Optional Add-On:
Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder -- $7.95

Remember, if you can't make it to this camp, or you live out of town, you can place an ONLINE ORDER, anytime.

All 5 Cards Being Made at the Stamp Camp

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Sale-A-Bration Stamp Camp - You Could Come For Free!

I'm having a Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Stamp Camp next week, and this is one of the cards that will be made. I CASEd this card from Dawn Olchefske. It's pretty much the same as hers. I did rub some Elegant Eggplant ink across the card front which is different. I loved how she used the Decorative Label Punch, but I couldn't use mine. The reason is because I made the supplies of each of my camp cards cost between $50-$60! If you love this card, you can purchase everything needed to make it for $58.20 (plus shipping & tax), AND get the Bliss SAB stamp set for free! Here is the supply list:

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" x 11" card stock -- $6.95
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" x 11" card stock -- $8.50
Elegant Eggplant (or Regals Assortment) 8-1/2" x 11" CS -- $6.95
Victoria Crochet Trim -- $6.95
Scallop Border Punch -- $15.95
3/16" Corner Rounder Punch -- $6.95
Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink Pad -- $5.95
Bliss SAB Set -- FREE!

If you already own anything on the list, you can exchange it for other items so you can still reach the $50 mark to get the Bliss SAB set free. You could add the Decorative Label Punch if you like!

If you can't make it to my stamp camp (or live out of town), you can order these items online to make the card yourself. Just CLICK HERE to place your order.

My stamp camp is next Thursday, February 24 @ 6:30 p.m. The fee to make all 5 card pictured on the right is $15, but you can make these cards for FREE! All you need to do is place a $50 order (before shipping & tax) at the camp. Not only will the stamp camp be free, but you can pick out any SAB item for free as well. What a deal! If you live in west, central Indiana and would like to attend, please let me know by Tuesday, February 22.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you are all enjoying your Valentine's Day. I just got done with my husband's Valentine's card, and wanted to share it with you all. I know, I know...cutting it kinda close aren't I? LOL I've used my favorite Valentine heart stamp, Be My Valentine (p. 43 in Occasions Mini). I also used I {Heart} Hearts (p. 46 in big catty). The designer paper behind the "Be My Valentine" heart is from the Botanical Gazette DSP pack (p. 26 in Occasions Mini).

This is a special card called a Slider Card. I learned how to make this type of card over at Wendy Weixler's blog, Wickedly Wonderful Creations. If you want to make one, you just have to go over to her blog. She has made a great tutorial on it. Above is a picture of the card closed, and the picture below shows the card open. I'll definitely will be making more of these. I also used the Sweet Sunday Sketch for this week, SSSC104. The Cherry Cobbler top piece of the card is following the sketch.

Stamps: Be My Valentine (Mini) & I {Heart} Hearts

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pad; Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, & Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, & Very Vanilla card stock; Botanical Gazette DSP (Mini)

Accessories: Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Heart to Heart XL Punch, Word Window L Punch, Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Basic Pearls Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, and a Cherry Cobbler Big Designer Button (no longer available).

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another New Goody...Punch Bunch

Yes, I'm still playing with my new goodies! Today, I used three Sale-A-Bration (SAB) items...Punch Bunch (p. 5 in the SAB brochure), Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick Accents (p. 7), and Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack (p. 7).

The card is pretty self explanatory. The one thing I should explain would be the "For You" piece. I colored the stamp with markers first and stamped it. I then punch out the center with 1-1/4" Circle Punch (p. 202). I cleaned off the stamp, and inked it up with Daffodil Delight ink and stamped it again. I then punch the whole thing out with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (p. 200). I then punched out another circle from Pacific Point card stock with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (p. 202). Then I layered them (see picture), and attached it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 197). The buttons are attached with Mini Glue Dots (p. 197 in big catty).

Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB)

Ink: Daffodil Delight Classic ink pad; Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, & Pacific Point Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Old Olive, Pacific Point, & Whisper White card stock; Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)

Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack, Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals

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