Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Treat Holders

I came across some retired sheets of Stampin' Up! press out treat holders and made some Halloween candy envelope holders from them using the Toxic Treats set, black cardstock embossed with the spider web and last years lace Halloween ribbon. These 12x12" cardstock sheets of various tags and such are pretty old, from when I first got hooked on SU years back. Just never got around to using them :) The paper is from Crafty Secrets.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Modern Medley Mojo

For the Mojo Monday sketch 304 I used all Stampin' Up! supplies: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Real Red cardstocks, Modern Medley paper, Lovely Romance and Serene Silhouettes stamp sets, vanilla taffeta ribbon and vintage brad.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pirate thanks

Finishing up some half completed cards in my stash, to be donated to OWH. Top card is all Stampin' Up! Ahoy Matey and matching wheel on Naturals Ivory and Cool Caribbean. Watercolored with aquapainter and ink pads. Various supplies and stamps used on second card that was inspired by a layout I saw on a card at Joann's. Inside sentiment is from Carry On set.

Smooched Swallowtail

I stamped the Swallowtail image on a page from a book in Japanese, sprayed with Smooch Spritz in walnut and vanilla for a pretty luminescence. Cut out. Embossing folders used were Pretty Print and Vintage Wallpaper. Sentiment is from Apothecary Art. Cardstocks are Barely Banana, Cajun Craze, and Very Vanilla base.

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Baby

Stampin' Up! jumbo wheel for baby onesies colored in markers, Serene Silhouettes for flowers, grass is from retired Because of You, cloud embossing folder, clothespins and bakers twine to embellish. Congratulations sentiment is from Occasional Quotes.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another snowflake

I embossed a few extra snowflakes this morning and made a quick card with the spares. Whisper White base embossed with Northern Flurry folder. Snowflakes are from Festive Flurry set embossed in pewter powder on Brushed Silver cardstock. Greetings of the Season sentiment.

Silver Snowflake

To be used as either an ornament or a card embellishment, I haven't decided yet. I used Brushed Silver cardstock and embossed the Festive Flurry snowflakes in pewter and cut out all four sizes with the coordinating framelits. Each layer is popped up with a dimensional and has a Frosted Finishes snowflake in the center to embellish.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fifth Avenue Floral

Pink Pirouette, Vellum, and Pistachio cardstocks, Manhattan embossing folder, Fifth Avenue Floral and Apothecary Art (sentiment) stamp sets with pink pirouette taffeta ribbon.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Modern Halloween

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Modern Medley paper on Very Vanilla with Basic Black matting, Stamp sets are From The Crypt and Wicked Cool (used mosaic punch for sentiment), vanilla taffeta ribbon and half pearls to embellish.

Halloween cards

I had a box of stamped images from last year that I wanted to concentrate on before I start making more new Halloween cards for this season. I will be sending them along to Operation Write Home to beat the August deadline. This is a mixed lot, mostly all Stampin' Up!, except for web paper on bottom card which is Martha Stewart.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Blooming Flower Shop

Another for the Mojo Monday sketch this week. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White cardstocks, Winter Frost paper, ruffled stretch ribbon, Blooming With Kindness and Flower Shop stamp sets. Center flower on vellum that was embossed in white and colored with a Bermuda Bay marker.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Modern Medley

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch I used all Stampin' Up! supplies of new Modern Medley paper on a Vanilla base, Apothecary Art and Simply Sketched stamp sets, labels framelit, vanilla ribbon, and frosted finishes embellishment (from upcoming mini).

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I started with a square of textured white cardstock and embossed the Hello Doily in white and shaded it with Pink Pirouette, the inside in Daffodil ink (didn't like the way it looked so I added Cool Caribbean over top). The butterfly was stamped with Versamark on vellum and embossed in white. Colored with a Bermuda Bay marker and immediately wiped off ink while it was still wet just to get a little color between the white. Added a very fine layer of clear glue with a paintbrush and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter. All supplies are Stampin' Up! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Merry Mittens

Stampin' Up! supplies used were Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstocks, Top Note die and mitten punch, Northern Flurry and Lattice Squares embossing folders, Winter Frost paper, Festive Flurry and Joyous Christmas stamp sets, white twine, silver mini brads and jingle bells from a previous holiday mini.

Festive Flurry

Another past convention project idea with new Festive Flurry set in Real Red and Pink Pirouette. Textured white cardstock is scored at 4", 5", and 9" to create a standing treat bag holder. Sentiment is from A Beautiful Season on Old Olive strip, Frosty Finishes embellishment on silver embossed snowflake.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pretty Print Flower Shop

All Stampin' Up! supplies: Smoky Slate and Whisper White cardstocks, Winter Frost paper and Pretty Print embossing folder will be available in the upcoming holiday mini, Flower Shop in Strawberry Slush, sentiment from Postage Collection, Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon, soft subtles candy dots, scallop border, word window, and bird and branch punches. I accidentally ordered extra Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana cardstocks when I really wanted the ink pads so you may be seeing a lot of cards using these two colors for a bit :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Winter Frost Christmas

New Winter Frost specialty paper with Festive Flurry and A Beautiful Season stamp sets embossed in silver, Frosty Finish embellishment and non SU ribbon. (They have a new silver ribbon that will be available in the new catalog but I didn't get it yet.)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyous Christmas

The poinsettia is from the new holiday mini from Stampin' Up called Joyous Christmas. I used Real Red re-inker and an aquapainter to color. Leaves in Wasabi. Sentiment is from Field Flowers, embossed in espresso. Vintage button and crochet trim to embellish.

Winter Frost gift packaging

I used an acrylic tube that I just bought a t-shirt in last weekend to recycle into Christmas gift packaging, trying out the new Stampin' Up! Winter Frost specialty designer paper with the new Festive Flurry bundle, Frosty Finishes embellishments and the sentiment from the Joyful Christmas set.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Christmas in July

All new Stampin' Up! holiday mini for this week's Mojo Monday card layout. I embossed the white panel with the Northern Flurries folder (not new) and mounted to Coastal Cabana base. Winter Frost specialty paper with Festive Flurry bundle (snowflake stamps and coordinating framelits) embossed in silver and Pool Party. Coastal Cabana ruffled ribbon and the most awesome embellishment ever made by Stampin' Up!- the Frosted Finishes silver snowflakes. The centers are all rhinestones and just the prettiest thing!

Thank You cards

This is another project that I didn't do at the 2008 convention. I am a pretty slow stamper, usually moving at a leisurely pace so I don't really enjoy the rushing through method at these affairs. That's just me, most people love this. I don't still have the original set that they used for the samples (Best Wishes & More), switching it to the owl punch, Morning Meadow, and Curvy Verses stamp sets. Cardstocks were Vanilla, Chocolate, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze, felt flowers, silver brads, and chocolate grosgrain ribbon to embellish.
For the card holder, use a piece of cardstock 9 3/4" x 6". Score lengthwise at 4 3/4" x 5", rotate and score at 2 1/2".

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Soft Summer

I knew I would get around to completing this card eventually! This was one of the projects at a Stampin' Up! Regional Convention from 2008 that I never finished. I was always too busy chatting or swapping to ever get anything done at these things. Supplies used were Soft Summer stamp set, Confetti Cream, Ruby Red and Watercolor cardstocks, Chocolate Chip ink and grosgrain ribbon.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lovely Romance

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Pool Party and Whisper White cardstocks, In Color designer paper stack, Lovely Romance stamp set, retired buttons to embellish.

Old World Open Sea

I found this old world map background in my box of stamped images and inked it with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and sprayed with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. The Open Sea ship was embossed in espresso, retired cording and brad embellishment, sentiment from MFP. On Naturals Ivory card base with Basic Black matting.

White on White

This is a bit whiter looking in real life. All supplies are Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock embossed with Wildflower Meadow and then embossed with matching folder. I added popped up embossed vellum flowers from the Flower Shop set and added jumbo pearls.

Scrap Savers Solution

When I have left over smaller pieces from cardstock, I automatically punch them into various shapes and add them to a clear plastic tray by the side of my desk. Once the tray is fairly full, I sort them out and keep them in clear labeled envelopes- circles, squares, labels, flowers, owls, butterflies, etc. This makes it easy to have that desired shape ready to go and keeps all of those smaller pieces out of your full cardstock sheet storage.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mojo 300

I love the Mojo Monday sketches, it's hard to believe that this is the 300th one! I used all Stampin' Up! supplies for this card: By The Tide and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets with Whisper White and Coastal Cabana cardstocks and In Color paper. Fish embossed in gold on glossy white cardstock and colored with Olive and Coastal Cabana markers. Half Pearl to embellish. Edges embossed with Tulip Frame folder.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Recycled Gift Box

I had some extra boxes that the Stampin' Up! fabric quarters came in and used them for a quick gift package. Simply adhere a bit of designer paper to box and decorate. I used a Spellbinders frame with Delicate Doilies and Simply Sketched sentiment. Fabric roses to embellish.