Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wedding Wishes

Today's card IS a Trish original!  But it's simple.  I needed several wedding cards this week so I wanted to come up with something I could duplicate.

Today's card uses one of my favorite new stamp sets, Big News.  I love the fonts on this set.

Excuse the lighting on this one today.  I've got to create a new light box for photography and didn't make the time yet.  For this card I used Very Vanilla card stock as well as the washi tape in gold.  I used gold ink and also punched out hearts from the gold foil paper.  Also stamped the lines from Gorgeous Grunge (another favorite go to set).  The result is a simple and modern card.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Praying for you

Another card I made in Florida from the same stamp set.  This is another stamp set that I don't own (why???) but I've sold a bunch and have been dying to work with it!   

I used the same layout as yesterday but just flipped it and kept it just as simple.  After I stamped the bird image I sponged over it lightly in Pool Party to hopefully give the impression of water! 


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sharing in your sorrow

When I was in Florida over the 4th I got into my mother's stamp stash!  Here is one card we made!

I found the idea for this card on Pinterest- nope I don't do all original designs either :)  I needed several sympathy cards unfortunately and this one fit the bill for me.

TO make the shaded block, you punch out a second of card stock with the 1 1/4 " punch about three times (actually I think it was 3.5).  Then lay it over your good card stock and sponge the area.  I used Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight and just faded from one color to the other.

The sentiment and image are stamped in Memento tuxedo black.  I like it because it doesn't seem to bleed at all whether I use it for Blendabilities or anything else!

Then I layered the stamped image over another piece of whisper white card stock.  I feel it's simple and powerful.  I hope the recipients feel the same way.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin continues to improve!

I loved this months paper pumpkin kit:

June's kit had everything you need to make 24 decorative pinwheels plus of course stamping.  It was so cute!!!  My kids and I put them together in no time and then I threw them in some vases with some marbles and it was a great display! 

If you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin you can sign up through the link on the right hand side of this page- it costs $19.95 a month inclusive of shipping and each month you get an adorable kit sent to your door.  Sometimes it's a card kit and sometimes it's like the above!!  It's always timed right to the season which makes it a lot of fun!!!


PS- I've updated MY personal clearance rack- be sure to take a look at the link above marked SALE to see my deals on discontinued products! Let me know if you see anything you want today! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

You're Invited!

I'm having an open house this Sunday June 22nd from 2-4 PM.  Stop by and see some of the newest stuff from SU and get a new catalog for FREE with any order!!

I will also have a large selection of clearance product available for 50% off!!!  Out with the old and in with the new!  Hope to see you there! 

More Graduation Cards

I had a friend order a couple graduation cards.  I liked how they turned out although I used a couple discontinued items and colors.  I took these pics with my phone so bear with the quality.

SO.  I used a discontinued color paper called Bravo Burgandy to better match the school colors she needed.  And I also used some discontinued numbers that I made through the big shot.  BUT the stamp set is still good and I'm loving the multiple ways it can be used!  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

No better time to join!

Are you loving the new catalog?  Is your wish list bigger than your budget?  I may be able to help with that!

Stampin' UP has announced a new initiative to have YOU become one of US :)

Yep.  For $50, you get $55 worth of products, a whole bunch of business supplies, AND a 20% discount on everything else you might want!

Stampin' Up is a huge collection of different kinds of stampers.  There are those in it for the $$, the love, mostly both....and then a large majority are "hobbyists."  I'm firmly in the latter category, although I've run it as a business in the past and had fun with it!

There are NO downsides to signing up!  You are getting the fabulous SU products at a nice discount.  That's it.  Questions?  Just give me a call!  Offer ends June 30th...