Friday, July 22, 2011

Celebrating Mojo Monday 200

I love Mojo Monday, the card sketches and ideas people post are always inspirational!

I needed to create 3 thank you cards for participants in a recent ribbon share.  I used the sketch for two of them :)

Here's the first one!
This uses two stamp sets, one that is only available in the Spanish Catalog (but available for anyone to buy!) called Flores Suave, it has a flower, butterfly, background script and a bee image.  I used the layered markers technique to color the butterfly
More Mustard, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade

StazOn Black, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Sahara Sand

Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon

Stampin' Write Markers:
So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, River Rock, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo

Here's the next Mojo Card!
This card uses the Open Sea and Word Play Stamp sets.
Whisper White, Poppy Parade, So Saffron

StazOn Black, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade

Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade

Poppy Parade Poly-Stitch Ribbon

Here's the third card I made today, it was inspired from a card I saw on the demonstrator website.
This card uses the Just Believe and Word Play stamp sets
Naturals White, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke

Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze

Denim Artichoke

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Layered Marker Technique Video

My First You Tube Video Share :)

I obviously need to invest in a camera with a manual focus.  An autofocus webcam HD or not HD made the video fuzzy :(

I decided to post it anyway!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mojo Monday 198 - Contempo Christmas in Concord Crush and Pear Pizazz

Had fun with the sketch for Mojo Monday 198, I changed things around a little bit, but the inspiration was from the sketch.


Stamp Set: Contempo Christmas
Concord Crush Designer Series Paper
White Organza Ribbon
Pear Pizazz and Whisper White Cardstock
Pear Pizazz, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Markers
Concord Crush Ink
Concord Crush Stitched Poly-Ribbon
Ornament Punch
Perfect Polkadots Embossing Folder

I love the color combo, so I created another quick card!

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz Ink
Concord Crush Poly-Stitched Ribbon
Pear Pizazz Cardstock
Concord Crush Designer Series Paper

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Catalog - new toys - new Ideas!

Stampin' Up! Released their new catalog yesterday... I have post-its throughout the book marking all the goodies that I would LOVE to get.  I will pace myself.... ok, maybe not so much, kind of "mid" pacing myself.  I put in a doozy of a first order, and got to take advantage of the new Hostess benefits, in the form of Hostess Dollars. You still have access to discounted hostess only sets, but there is no longer such thing as Hostess Levels, and you have the opportunity to purchase anything from the catalog - you aren't limited to only Hostess stuff!

I had a catalog Open House yesterday - I had a couple people stop by, we had a ton of fun! Anyway here are some of the cards that I made yesterday.  Please access my online store to shop for the supplies!

4th Of July Card
Whisper White, Night of Navy and Real Red Cardstock
Night of Navy and Real Red Ink
Various Shades of Blue Ink (for sponged background)
Greenhouse Garden Stamp Set (used the flower detail stamps for fireworks!)
Pennant Parade Stamp Set
Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set
Clear Embossing Powder
Word Window and Petite Pennants Builder punches

For this card I stamped the red and blue fireworks, then stamped over top of them with the Stamp-a-majig in versamark, embossed them with Clear embossing powder.  I added a couple fireworks with only versamark to make the white fireworks.

Bouncing Brayer - The Open Sea
Glossy White, Whisper White, Island Indigo and Pool Party Cardstock
Island Indigo and Pool Party Ink
The Open Sea Stamp Set

This card uses the bouncing brayer technique on Glossy White cardstock.  It also uses two of the new In-Colors Pool Party and Island Indigo!

Daisy Welcome Card
Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper
Pool Party and Chocolate Chip Ink
Chocolate Chip Dotted Scalloped Ribbon
Daisy #2 Big Shot Die
Lattice Embossing Folder
Designer Label Punch

I then got into the Christmas Card mood and decided to get started with some Christmas in July Action...

Merry - Pennant Parade
Very Vanilla and Real Red Cardstock
Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip Ink
Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)
Old Olive DSP
Pennant Parade Stamp Set
Lace Ribbon Border Punch
Petite Pennants Builder Punch

Delicate Doilies - Christmas Snowflakes #1
Whisper White, Night of Navy Cardstock
Night of Navy and Marina Mist Ink
Delicate Doilies Stamp Set
Contempo Christmas Stamp Set (sentiment)
Silver Brads
1 3/8" circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
Circle Scissor (made the 2" Night of Navy circle)

Delicate Doilies - Christmas Snowflakes #2
Same supplies as above, mixing in Cherry Cobbler Ink :)