Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sneak Peek of Blog Hop Tomorrow!

Here's a little teaser for you.  Hee-hee.  Are you scratching your head yet?  Just wait until tomorrow to see what I've got in store for you!  I. Can't. Wait!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Elizabethan Birthday

Isn't this card sweet?  I honestly don't remember if I CASE'd it from anyone.  If anyone knows, please tell me!  The embossing folder used here is a freebie that you can earn with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.  The birthday presents image is from Hostess Set, Happiest Birthday Greetings.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Elizabeth, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray
Papers: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Designer Frames embossing folder, Extra Large Oval punch, Blushing Bride Satin Ruffle ribbon, Stampin' Write markers (Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze)

You know what's happening later this week on Thursday, March 2nd?

I can't wait to show you what I've got!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Foldable Tool Caddy

I am having a love affair with my sewing machine.  This is like a brand new world of wonder to me!  This was my second sewing project that I've ever done.  This is a Foldable Tool Caddy.  Isn't it cute?  The tutorial is from an Aussie demo, named Tanya Bell.  You can find her blogpost about it HERE.  If you want the tutorial, it was only $2AUS (Paypal charged me $2.19USD).  Just click on Email Me to send a message to Tanya, and tell her I sent you!

You know what I've noticed with my new onset of sewing fever?  I {heart} SU fabric!  They're of a nice size (Fat Quarters, whatever that means. LOL), and I don't have to wade through the thousands of bolts of fabric in the store trying to pick a pattern and material.  I just go straight to my trusty SU fabric and know that everything coordinates!  How awesome is that?!  Seriously, I was so overwhelmed at the store the other day, I literally had to walk out before anxiety set in.

So any of you out there in blogland have any suggestions for simple sewing projects, please send it my way!  I would really appreciate it!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Masculine Mocha Birthday

Since it's Presidents' Day, I figured a masculine birthday card would fit the bill.  This card was originally inspired by Kards by Kadie.  Once again, one thing led to another, and now my card doesn't look like hers at all. :)

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Upsy Daisy
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Mocha Morning DSP
Accessories: Brads (non-SU)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Romance Week #4

Sorry about the lack of post yesterday.  I just didn't get it together early enough.  Here's another card showcasing Bordering on Romance.
I wanted to try out the coordinating stamp that goes with the edgelit.  So this was what I made.  If you enlarged the picture, you would probably see that the dots on the right kind of trailed off.  That's not the stamp's fault, it was me.  I don't have a block long enough for this stamp, and didn't notice that the edge fell out of the width of my block.  Next time I use it, I would probably just use a little Dotto on my Big Shot cutting plate.  It's my go-to "block" for big or long clear-mount stamps.   Hey, a stamper's gotta do with what she's got!

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Bordering on Romance, Sincere Salutations (sentiment)
Ink: Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red
Papers: Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Labels Framelits, Adorning Accents edgelit, Riding Hood Red Ruffled Satin ribbon, Eyelet Border punch
Item #125482 Clear-Mount $21.95
Item #125480 Wood-Mount $27.95

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Romance Week #3

This is a CASE of Laura's card.  I just love the sweetness and softness of this whole suite of products: Bordering on Romance stamp set, Twitterpated DSP and the Ruffled Satin ribbon.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Bordering on Romance, Just Believe (sentiment)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Papers: Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Adorning Accents edgelit, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Blushing Bride Ruffled Satin ribbon, Blender Pen
Item #125482 Clear-Mount $21.95
Item #125480 Wood-Mount $27.95

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Romance Week #2

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today's card is CASE'd from Cindy.
Isn't this so soft and feminine?  I just love the Ruffled Satin ribbon.  Oh, it feels so nice and soft.  I swear sometimes I just want to keep stroking it.  LOL.  I used the Adorning Accents edgelit for the scallops below the ribbon.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Bordering on Romance, Upsy Daisy (sentiment)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray
Papers: Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Antique Brads, Adorning Accents edgelit, Blushing Bride Ruffled Satin ribbon, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones
Item #125482 Clear-Mount $21.95
Item #125480 Wood-Mount $27.95

Monday, February 13, 2012

Romance Week #1

Happy the day before Valentine's Day!  Since this is the week of love and romance, I thought I should do a Romance week of cards featuring Bordering on Romance stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog.

The very first card this week is inspired by Chiaki.

I don't usually like to color.  But I'm surprised at how nicely this stamp set shows off colors.  I squeezed some ink from the inkpad onto the lid and used my Blender Pen to pick up the color to color.  I started in the center of the flower, then moved out.  I didn't use watercolor paper.  This is just plain Whisper White.  It still took up colors very well.  Remember to draw the Blender Pen on scratch paper until it runs clear, then you can use it to pick up a different color.  The tip of the pen will be discolored, but don't worry about that.  There is no need for different pen for different color here.
My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Bordering on Romance, Create a Cupcake (sentiment)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Papers: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP
Accessories: Adorning Accents embossing folder, Modern Label Punch, Word Window punch, Riding Hood Red Seam Binding ribbon, Blender Pen, Basic Pearls,  Cr*cut (for circle and scallop circle shapes)
Item #125482 Clear-Mount $21.95
Item #125480 Wood-Mount $27.95

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cat's Meow

Happy Sunday!
Yes, I know this is not a Stampin' Up! card.  But this is so darn cute, I just had to share it.  I used the Cr*cut's Create a Critter cartridge to cut the kitty and her pillow.  Isn't she adorable?  I made this card for a 4-year old girl who loves cats.  And of course who wouldn't like their cat be all blinged up?  The sentiment is from My P!nk Stamper's line.

Well, that was an extra special post for ya!  Hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Be sure to check back tomorrow.  I have a very special week of cards planned for you.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SU Fabric

I got a brand spanking new sewing machine this week, curtesy of my DH.  I don't know how to sew.  But hey, why should that deter me from getting a machine, right?  Well, since it was here, I figured I might as well jump right in.  I was very excited (not!  haha... I was terrified actually) to learn how to thread a bobbin, thread the needle and how to pull the lower thread out.  Thank goodness for y0utube these days.  So, everything got set up without any troubles.  After doing a couple of straight stitches, I thought I might as well make a project.  This is what I made:
Yes, it's another coffee cozy!  LOL.   The fabric is from the Twitterpated suite.  But this time it looks sooooo much better than my handmade one!  Rather than lined with old sock, I lined it with felt, then covered with yet another fabric from the Twitterpated suite.
Then I decided that I was going to make another fabric flower to redeem myself from the last one I made.
This is the view when it's unfolded.  Alas, my measurements were just a bit off.  I didn't really have much extra fabric for crossing over.  I went the easy way and used velcro for the ends to stick together.  The green button is only decorative.

This sleeve feels nice and soft.  I can't wait to use it!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Big Top Birthdays

Today's cards are CASE'd from Michelle.  Are you scratching your heads what stamp sets I used for the images?  Well, I didn't stamp any of those cute animals!  These are images from a sheet in Big Top DSP.  Yes, aren't they so cute?  And they make for such quick cards!

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Happiest Birthday Wishes, Word Play
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Big Top DSP
Accessories: Stars #2 die, Designer Brads, paper crimper, circle punch, Decorative label punch

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Birthday Flowers

This card is CASE'd from Angela.  Love how simple this card is to make.  I didn't have the stamp set she used, but I have the cutey-patootey Button Buddies.  I love how the flower in this set matches up with our Scallop Circle punch.  Makes card making a breeze! :)  The only thing I would change on this card is to stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso, like Angela did.  I didn't look at her card closely enough to realize what she did.  My sentiment is just a bit faint using Crumb Cake.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Button Buddies, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Papers: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Framed Tulips emobssing folder, Scallop Circle punch, Designer Button, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack
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