Thursday, February 28, 2013

Something old...

Awhile back I took one if those "what's your scrapbooking style?" quizzes.  I remember not being happy with the results because I am not sure I have a particular style.  There are a few styles that I don't play with as much and one those is vintage.  I love the look of it and I can think if so many people in my life who would love a vintage themed paper craft.  Here are a few cards I made in the vintage style.

Summer Starfruit, Basic Black and Whisper White are such fabulous colors together.  The print paper is from the Sycamore Street DSP.  I embossed the black cardstock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to give it some texture.  I also used several different framelits layered together (Window Frames and Apothecary Acents) with some paper piercing.  The stamp is from the Vintage Verses set from Sale A Bration.  I topped it off with some satin stitched ribbon in Summer Starfruit.  

In this card I used Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla to create a vintage feel.  Again I used the Vintage Wall paper embossing folder, this time I inked the Very Vanilla paper up to give it a worn look.  The Labels Collection framelits along with the Apothecary Art Stamp set work so well together.  I used both seam binding ribbon in Baja Breeze and the Crochet trim.  Coloring with the blender pen gives the stamp a soft look and I finished it off with some pearls.

This card uses Very Vanilla and Raspberry Ripple cardstock along with the First Edition DSP.  I want to start using this paper more, because you get so much in a pack and its so versatile.  I stamped the flower from the Papaya Collage stamp set in Raspberry Ripple.  Then I crumpled it up and inked it up with Crumb Cake ink.  I used inked up the Apothecary Accent framelit and used another stamp from the Vintage Verses stamp set.  Finished it off with some rhinestones and some more stitched satin ribbon.   

For this card I also used the Papaya Collage stamp set.  I only used two inks here, Calypso Coral and Soft Suede.  The combo of the Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral is so pretty.  I used some Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon along with a Very Vanilla brad on the butterfly.  The "hello" sentiment is from the Pennant Parade stamp set.    

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

All Dressed Up

I love the All Dressed Up framelits from the Spring Catalog.  I have only made a few cards so far but I can't wait to try creating some home decor pieces and gift tags.  Plus with all the fantastic SU! DSP, the options are endless.  Here are my creations so far. 

Above, I used the Sycamore Street DSP along with the All Dressed Up Stamp set and Framelits.  I liked the idea of embossing the cardigan to give it some texture.  And the rhinestone buttons added a perfect touch.  

Here I used paper from the Print Poetry DSP paper pack, perfect for card makers along with the Patterns Pack DSP paper in Raspberry Ripple along with the matching stiched ribbon.  The Summer Starfruit dahlia added a nice touch to the Primrose Petals cardigan.  The sentiment is from the Create a Cupcake stamp set.  

Nothing says fabulous and girlie like a Little Black Dress.  I embossed this one with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  I cut the dress form out of the First Edition DSP to give it a vintage feel.  Add a purse, some accessories, and a great heel and we have a fantastic outfit and cute card!  

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Color challenge

Here are two cards I created using the following fabulous colors from Stampin' Up! : Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Star fruit.  The first uses various DSP, the stitched satin ribbon, and the Vintage Verses Sale a Bration stamp set.  The second uses the Papaya Collage and Kindness Matters stamp sets and the In Colors DSP Patterns pack. 

Sale A Bration

I had taken a break from crafting after the holidays.  The great new products from the Spring Catalog and Sale A Bration flyer were instant inspirations.  And I had a perfect reason to create...a good friend's birthday.  Below are some pictures of my creations.  They use the Sycamore Street DSP, coordinating card stock and ribbons, the All Dressed Up Framelits, and the following stamp sets: Feels Good, Ciao Baby, Pretty Petites, Blooming Marvelous, All Dressed Up, and the Morning Post Alphabet set. 


Welcome to my little corner of the internet.  I hope to share my creations as well as any of the fabulous special from Stampin' Up! where I have been a demonstrator for over a year now.  I have so much I could post but I will start with a few samples of my work, from card making to scrapbooking to a home decor piece.

Here is a card I created using some of my favorite colors; Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Pool Party.  These are the SU! In Colors that will be retiring this year.  So I am going to enjoy them for as long as I can.  The patterned paper can be found in the DSP Patterns Pack, a must for card makers, especially since they come if all of our fabulous color families!  The stamp set is the Pursuit of Happiness, which is one of my favorites.  I used the Chevron Embossing Folder and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits with my Big Shot.  I am not sure how I created without my Big Shot...I love the texture you can add with embossing.  Its so easy!         

This layout was created using some fantastic photos I took of my daughter and husband in spring of 2012.  It was a windy day, perfect for flying the awesome kite we got from Grandma.  The supplies are mostly from the Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' kit.  I love these colors together.  The kits comes with so much card stock, designer series paper and stickers.  I actually created several other pieces using the kit and I still have leftovers.  I love these kits.  The stamp set is Word Play, a staple for any card maker, but I also found it lends itself to layout titles.  There is a journal spot tucked away next to the picture of the kite in the upper right hand corner.  I don't like my handwriting but understand the importance of it for future generations.  

Finally here is a name banner I created.  This was surprisingly easy.  The pennants are cut from SU! chipboard using the Big Shot and the Perfect Pennants Die.  The rosettes were a cinch to make using the Designer Rosette Die also from SU!.  The paper is the In Colors for 2012-2014 card stock and patterns pack.  The letters are stamped with the Morning Post alphabet set, one of my favorites.  These banner are so simple to make and would be a great gift for a new baby.  I can't wait to make one for our  little one coming in July!  

I am looking forward to sharing all my creations on this site from my "play time" in my craft room to class ideas and contest entries.  I would love to hear what you would like me to post...please post a comment.