Thursday, June 30, 2011

Time to Say Goodbye!












Today is the last day to order your must-haves from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!   Here are the links to the Last Chance lists.

Last Chance Accessories  Some are on sale up to 40% off the original price!


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Saturday, June 25, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday!  Wow!  Another week has flown by, and it's time for another UDI Sketch Challenge! (I really need to make time to create and post to my blog aside from Saturdays!  I will have to work on that!) Here's today's sketch from Carol.  I left it just the way she drew it.  :)  

I used the Strength & Hope set for my card.  This stamp set is available in the Summer mini catalog, and Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from each set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  What a wonderful way to help cure breast cancer!  Way too many loved ones have been lost to this terrible disease.  My sisters' lost their mom more than 10 years ago after her 18-year battle.  

The card base is Naturals White card stock.  The next layer is Chocolate Chip followed by a piece of Blushing Bride that was run through the Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and a piece of Blushing Bride DSP which was punched with the Scallop Trim border punch.  I stamped the flourish image in Blushing Bride ink.  The image pieces are Naturals White layered on Chocolate Chip card stock.  The words and letter were stamped in Chocolate Chip, and the butterfly was stamped in Blushing Bride.  All the papers except the Chocolate Chip layers were sponged with Blushing Bride ink.  The Hope image was attached with dimensionals.  

I am thrilled with the final outcome.  What do you think?  Is it as pretty as I think it is?  :)  Leave me a comment and then head back to the UDI blog so you can check out all the teams' projects. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Strength & Hope.  Ink- Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip.  Paper- Naturals White, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride DSP.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, sponge, dimensionals.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday!  It's time for another UDI Sketch Challenge!  Here is the sketch Carol drew for us today.  I actually left it alone.  ;)

Here is my creation.  It's a hybrid card!  I knew I wanted to use the stamp set, The Open Sea.  The only problem...I don't have it.  My Digital Studio to the rescue!  I purchased it and downloaded it right away.  I placed the ship on top of the background stamp (I changed the background stamp's opacity to 30%), and I also used 3 compasses.  I shrank them all to the size I wanted, and then I printed them on Very Vanilla card stock.  I just love MDS! 

I used Crumb Cake for the base.  I sponged all the Very Vanilla and the card base with Crumb Cake ink.  I punched out the compasses with the 1" Circle punch and layered them on Night of Navy punched out with the Postage Stamp punch (available July 1st).  I layered the ship on a piece of Night of Navy that was also punched with the Postage Stamp punch.  I used just one edge of the punch to go all around my square.  If you don't look really closely, it looks great!  LOL  I wrapped some Baker's Twine in White/Early Espresso around the bottom of the ship panel to finish off the card. All the elements were adhered to the card base with dimensionals.

Let me know what you think before you head to the UDI blog for the links to the rest of the team.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- none.  Ink- Crumb Cake.  Paper- Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy.  Accessories-  My Digital Studio, Postage Stamp punch, 1" Circle punch, Baker's Twine, sponge.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

I had no creative time this week, so I have nothing but the sketch to share today.  Head on over to Leonie's to see what she created or head back to the UDI blog for a list of all the links.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday!  Here is the sketch Carol drew for us.  I flipped it on its side, and kind of stuck to the rest of it...maybe.  ;) 

I have a couple sneak peeks for you on the card.  :)  The base is Naturals White.  The strip across is Concord Crush.  The fancy trim was made with a new punch.  It's the Lace Ribbon border punch. There is only about 1/3 of the punch actually showing.  The seam binding is Pear Pizzazz tied in a double bow using a really fancy tool...two fingers!  LOL  Sharon Field taught me back in March at the Orlando Regional.  :)  The pretty, scalloped Pear Pizzazz circle was cut from the new Big Shot Bigz L die called Perfect Pennants. There is another scalloped circle and 3 pennants (shocker!) on the die.  The images are from Flower Fest.  I used a sponge to color them. The sentiment is from the new stamp set called Pennant Parade.  Don't look at it too closely...it's kinda crooked.  ;)

The next stop on the sketch skip is Leonie.   If you find any broken links (or there are any missing ones), head on over to the UDI blog.  Carol will have a list for you there.

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Pennant Parade (sneak peek), Flower Fest.  Ink- Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush.  Paper- Naturals White, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz.  Accessories- Big Shot, Perfect Pennants, Lace Ribbon border punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, sponge.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Last Chance Lists!

Today is June 2nd! Do you know what that means? It means I'm a day late posting the retiring lists! LOL I did send out my newsletter yesterday, so it's not all bad. ;)

Check out the lists, then head on over to my online store! The stamps will be available until June 30th, but the accessories are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 


Place your order here!

I will be back Saturday with my UDI Sketch Challenge card. There may be some sneak peeks on it!  :)

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