Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another Scrapbook Page

As promised, here's another scrapbook page share from Adriel's Baby Album. You can click here if you'd like to see the album cover. This page is a combination of SU and other DSP's and supplies. I believe the pink that we used on this album is actually Blush Blossom (retired). The Color combo for this page is Blush Blossom, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Whisper White and Cajun Craze. Punches: Tag, Boho Blossom, Scallop Edge and non-SU tiny daisy punch. TFL!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Something Different

I hardly ever share any Scrapbook pages. It's probably because I don't have many to share, although I do love creating scrapbooks, especially the little mini scrap albums. My dream is to sit down for a month and just scrap away and create a wonderful book of memories.
Anyway, in May 2010 I gave a baby shower for Adriel and one of the shower activities was to create a Baby Scrapbook for her. All the sweet ladies that came were given a page that Adriel and I had designed, cut and prepped...all they had to do was copy the picture we'd taken and put their pages together. We had a great time and within an hour, her whole scrapbook had been made. All that was left was for her to add pictures and journalling. She came over a few weeks ago to pick up the album so that she could place pictures she's been taking of Allie (who BTW,  is just over a year old now) into the album. I had forgotten how cute the scrapbook had turned out. Today I found a 3 more scrapbook pages tucked in a drawer (why? I don't know!), so I thought that I'd share them here with you over the next few days. Maybe you'll be inspired to do a little bit of scrapbooking yourself. I know that I was inspired again :-)
The page above is all Stampin' Up! I used My Digital Studio to create the DSP background and added the "little cutie" sentiment, which I printed out. The little pink bird is also a digital stamp from MDS. I believe the colors I used (it's been awhile) are Garden Green, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink (maybe it's Pink Pirouette), and Whisper White. Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossom, 1/2" circle, Corner Rounder.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Debossed Garden Pool Party

Hope that you're staying cool...our Arizona summer heat is here, which means lots of swimming and air-conditioning.Unfortunately, I'm a little short on the air-conditioning today. Our air-conditioner stopped working last night, so I guess we'll be doing more swimming today in order to stay cool. Temps are supposed to reach around 110 degress. Yikes!! We've got someone working on it today, so hopefully it will be up and running soon. It's a little warm, to say the least. These kinds of things definitely make you thankful that someone invented the air-conditioner!
This little card popped into my mind the other night, but I had to wait until the next day to create it. While visiting Splitcoast Stampers, I discovered that this card actually is very similar to this week's Sketch Challenge. The two new In-Colors, Pool Party and Calypso Coral, are great together, especially with the Whisper White background. The daisy is a SU bulk buy leftover...I didn't have any of the Paper Daisy embellisments, but they would look great on this card. I brayered over the debossed side of the Flower Garden impression with Pool Party which makes the white Flower Garden impression pop.
Thanks for letting me share!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White,Calypso Coral
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Trim Corner, Word Window, Itty Bitty, Boho blossom
Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Ink: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Big Shot: Flower Garden and  Perfect Polka Dot Texture Impression folder
Accessories: Jewels-Pearls, Circle Cutter, sponge dauber, Brayer

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Upcoming Tumbleweed Class

This cute Tart and Tangy card portfolio (312TW.431) is our upcoming 7 p.m. class at Tumbleweed Recreation Center. Adriel created this fun portfolio for the class, which was inspired by a portfolio that Dawn Olfchefske created awhile back. This month's project features the Tart and Tangy stampset (which is retiring, boohoo! but you still have until June 30 to order it), and it includes 4 cards and envelopes and uses the "Rock and Roll" stamping technique.
Lots of fun...please join us, if you can! Contact Heidi ( for more information.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday Blogger's Challenge

I'm joining the Friday Blogger's Challenge with my Red, White and Blue Wish Big! The theme is masculine cards, so there's a bunch of fun cards and masculine ideas for you to view.
I know I already posted this card last week, but this is one of the cards we'll be making this Tuesday for my Masculine-Patriotic themed class, so thought I'd repost it and join in the blog hop, too. BTW, I still have available spots in my evening class if you'd like to join us.
List Mom LISA's Blog is HERE.  You can join in the blog hop by linking below.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

MDS Father's Day

Here's my quick, simple, but fun, digital Father's Day card for my husband. The only addition I added was a cut-out DSP tie, which I dimensionaled onto the card front. Even though he rarely wears a tie, I thought I'd add one, just to make it look like a card for a special day, since the only time he wears a tie is for something really special. I liked this digital stamp sentiment, I really like to spend time with him...he's a great friend, husband and father.

I really wish that I had more time to play around with MDS...every time I use it, I think it's so cool, as I think of all the fun things I could do with it. Lots of possibilities!
 See you next time!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In-Color Fifth Avenue

For today's card share I used a couple of the new 2011-12 In-Colors, Calypso Coral and Pool Party, along with Early Espresso (for the card base) and Crumb Cake (front panel).
I really wasn't planning on making a card today, but when I came into my craft room I came across leftover pieces of punched cardstock and a Fifth Avenue Reinker Spread rose and a card began to develop. I really tried to stay focused on the other things I needed to do today, but the card was calling to be made. So, since I did need a birthday card for a friend, I gathered my leftover pieces and came up with this card. I think my favorite part of the card is the color combination. These four colors look great together.
Thanks for letting me share a piece of my creative day with you...and thanks so much for stopping by :-)
Supplies Used

Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Shimmery White (rose), Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Punches: Scallop Edge, Itty Bitty scallop, Jewelry Tag
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue; Tiny Tags
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (sponging)
Big Shot: Top Note Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dot Texture Impression folder
Accessories: Jewels-Pearls, Linen thread, sponge dauber, Doilie (non-SU)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Little Bit of This and That

My card share today has just what the title says...a little bit of this and a little bit of that. My layout was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I'm using one of the new 2011-2012 In-Colors "Pool Party" for the card base and also the new Postage Stamp punch from the new Summer Mini Catlaog. The DSP is from last year's SAB DSP, unfortunately I can't remember the name of the DSP, but it was a 6x6" stack of paper with little houses printed on some of the sheets...too cute!
Well, since the DSP matched the Pool Party, I thought I'd use the DSP to turn my retired clear buttons into cute matching buttons. One thing that's always fun when the new In-Colors are introduced is that you get to play around and try them out with other colors. I love how Real Red coordinates with the Pool creates a very cheery and summery feel. Thanks for stopping by...See you next time!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: 2010 SAB paper (can't remember the name)
Punches: Scallop Edge, Word Window, Postage Stamp, Heart to Heart
Stamp Set: Silhouette Sentiments (hostess set)
Big Shot: Top Note Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dot Texture Impression folder
Accessories: Clear Buttons (Retired - but you can use the Beveled Windowpanes), Crystal Effects, Jewels-Rhinestone, Linen thread

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Graduation Money Holders

I am thrilled to share these money holders with you, because they're Adriel's creations. WooHoo!! How fun to share someone else's work and these are just too cute! We're at the end of celebrating graduations, I think this is the last week. It's been fun to come up with graduation themed cards and gift card makes the creative brain stretch a little bit.
Even though these money holders share the basic folds, the DSP, stamping and embellishments give them both completely different looks. If you hadn't noticed, one is for a male and the other is for a female. Adriel used retired DSP for both of these.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Red, White and Blue Wish Big

How's your June going so far? I hope great! The summer is here and the outdoors is calling me, which makes it difficult to stay focused on things that I need to get done, because I keep looking for a reason to be outside. Apart from feeling a bit distracted, I've been getting ready for my son's 19th birthday and graduations of friend's that are coming up this weekend, which means cards.
I thought that I'd join in the Friday Blogger's Challenge with this card.

I did stay focused yesterday and got all my cutting and prepping done for this month's card classes. I'm looking forward to getting back to stamping with everyone again this month especially since we're making the Patriotic and Masculine themed cards. I used the Square Lattice textured embossing folder on each card, along with the Inlaid Embossing Technique (click here for a how-to video tutorial) for a couple of the cards. The stampset for this card is  Word Play . It's loaded with great sentiments, especially the "Wish Big" sentiment. The fact that it's big and bold makes it a great focal point for a card. If you'd like to join us this month for any of my classes, check out my calendar for details. My first class for the month is this Tuesday, 6/14, at Tumbleweed Recreation Center.

Have a great day and thanks a bunch for stopping by :-)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Uncle Sam Want YOU...

I used Dawn Olchefske's cute, punched Uncle Sam as the theme for one of the cards for my June Patriotic-Masculine themed class and changed him up a little bit. I thought I'd leave the sentiment up to the stamper's in my class. The "Happy Birthday" from Messages for Mom fits perfectly, but I also printed up some other sentiments. Since it's definitely Patriotic looking, I created a "Happy 4th of July", also an "Uncle Sam Wants YOU..." with a card insert that says, " have a Happy Birthday!" Just some fun options to personalize the cards a little bit.
I ventured a tad from the traditional Red, White and Blue, and used River Rock in lieu of White, Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler, with So Saffron and Very Vanilla accents.

Hand Stamped Sentiments is having a Paper Piecing challenge this week, so thought that I'd enter this card into the challenge. Lots of cute cards and inspiration in this week's challenge.
Thanks so much for taking a look...hope that you're having a great day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Masculine-Patriotic Card Class

This month's card class features Masculine and Patriotic themed cards. I'll be offering this class at Tumbleweed Recreation Center on June 14 (306TW.431 - 10 AM; 307TW.431 - 7 PM) and again at my house on June 21 (10 AM; 1:30 PM; 7 PM); Class Fee - $15. You can view my calendar for more details. If you can't make any of the classes, but would love to make the cards, let me know and you can stop by and pick up a kit. Just allow 10 minutes to get your stamping done and then you can be on your way :-) I'd love to have you join us this month, if you can. 
If you live long-distance but would like to make these cards, you can purchase the PDF tutorials for this class below. My PDF tutorials include a thorough and detailed list of supplies and dimensions along with step-by-step instructions and photographs to give you written and visual instruction for creating the cards above. The cost of the PDF class (which includes directions for all of the above) is $3.95 and can be purchased by clicking on the "Buy Now" button. The PDF will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Thanks for stopping by :-)

Masculine and Patriotic Card PDF - $3.95

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Newsletter is Here!

This month's newsletter is full of Stampin' Up! news. With the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog right around the corner, the Last Chance List is here and will be updated everyday by 4 PM from June 1-30, and sweeter deals for Hostesses are coming.
Along with SU news, I have all my upcoming classes for the next couple of months posted with pictures in the newsletter. I'll have a few kits available for those who can't attend my classes, so contact me if you're interested in a kit. There's also news about the upcoming New Catalog Workshop, Summer School is back, and there's exciting news for all my Stamp Club members.