Monday, March 29, 2010

Pink & Vanilla Easter Bunny

ok, so another try with me & bunny... I was a little more pleased with my results, still this isn't exactly what I have in the back of my mind... oh well, perhaps next time... you ever get the feeling you are just one card away...? R ;)

materials: very vanilla & kraft CS; sending love designer series paper; chocolate chip ink; pink satin ribbon; scallop square, scallop circle & scallop trim corner punch; chocolate bunny stamp; frost white shimmer paint in alcohol spritz & texturz plate.

Chocolate Bunny & Baroque Butterfly

this is one of those cards that took a couple of curves before I liked what I had going on... R ;)

materials: kraft, gable green, pretty in pink CS; chocolate chip ink; frost white shimmer paints in alcohol spritz; beautiful wings embossit; scallop trim edge & corner, 2 step bird punch; well scripted, chocolate bunny & baroque motifs stamps.

LATE NIGHT STAMPER'S pre-convention event

As a favor to Sherrill Graff & Late Night Stampers, here's a little info about an up coming event in the Stamping World (an event that I'd absolutely LOVE to be attending, however, unless there's a huge lotto win, it's not in my budget this year)... R ;)

Registration is OPEN for July 2010, Stampin Up convention & Late Night Stamper pre-convention events. The Late Night Stamper events start Monday July 19th and go until Saturday after the Stampin Up convention is over.

To join for some stampin fun this July in Salt Lake City follow the link below for more info:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Glittering Bird ~ 3 challenges in 1 card!

this card answers to 3 challenges in one card: Stamping Royalty's #12, Stamping 411's Color Inspiration #116 & Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch #144!!

materials: old olive, basic black, rose red & regal rose CS, rose red & old olive ink, chocolate chip marker, finial press folder, 2 step bird, lace edge & fancy flower punch, black grosgrain ribbon & frost white shimmer paint in alcohol spritz....

MoJo Monday's week 131

here's my try at the MO JO Monday's sketch #131....

all products STAMPIN' UP: very vanilla, old olive, rose red & regal rose CS & inks; scallop trim coner punch, finial press folder, twill ribbon & Garden Whimsy stamp set...




I was LUCKY enough to be choosen as a USTAMP "SPRING SOIREE" GUEST DESIGNER & below is the project I made especially for USTAMP!!

I stumbled across USTAMP in the fall & have been part of it ever since!!
First as a customer, then as a guest designer (& what an HONOR!)!!
It has been the most incredible experience!!

The people involved in USTAMP are much more awesome than the projects ( & those projects they produce are pretty incredible tooo!!)

So if you are an everyday stamper or even a Stampin' Up demo, then USTAMP is the place to be!!

& to be completely honest: I wasn't even sure exactly what I was signing up for when I first paid my fee to join USTAMP in the Fall of 2009 -- boy, am I ever GLAD I did join!!

I had so much FUN the first time, that I had to do it again & again...
yup, addictive, hee hee ;) Ustamp has become a lifestyle for me!! ;)

& yes, it has taken me time to learn to navigate around the site & see all that USTAMP has to offer (did I mention PRIZES?); but for me, USTAMP has seriously been the best stamping $$'s ever spent, right after purchasing STAMPIN' UP products & becoming an SU DEMO.... ;)

my USTAMP "SPRING SOIREE" banner features KALEIDOSCOPE paper & if you'd like the complete tutorial, it can be found (along with about 30+ other unique USTAMP project tutorials ++) by joining USTAMP "SPRING SOIREE"... we'd LOVE to have you join us!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

vintage razzle n suede

as an after thought I have sumbitted the top card to Frosted Designs transparency challenge...


all products STAMPIN UP: vellum CS, soft suede, whisper white, rich razzleberry & bermuda bay CS & inks; scallop circle, curvy label, 5 petal & bo ho punchs; petals-a-plenty folder; very vintage wheel, medallion, vintage labels & baroque motifs stamp sets; soft suede ribbon & champange frost shimmer paint in alcohol spritz...

sneak peek @ Ustamp

here's a little sneak peek of the card I made especially for Ustamp... yesterday was my "first color challenge" day on USTAMP SPRING SOIREE & I couldn't resist sharing with you... to see more, you'll have to check out USTAMP... R ;)

Honored to be Featured!! ~ LNS

I am honored to announce I have been featured on:
LATE NIGHT STAMPER - STAMP AND SCRAPS & absolutely thrilled - THANK YOU so much!! R ;)

Maybe by Ingrid Michaelson

sometimes, it's funny how you find things -- I'd never heard of Ingrid until the other day when my graphic designer (Michelle Laycock) posted Ingrid' video -- I am so impressed with the graphics of this video & I have found music I really am taking a liking to!! thanks for sharing Michelle - it's wonderful & fun!!! R ;)

Frosted Tree

Branch Out is still a favored set by me...

all products STAMPIN' UP: branch out stamp set, top note, petals-a-plenty, scallop circle punch, scallop trim edge & corner punch. bashful blue CS, black ink, bermuda bay, melon mambo & bashful blue re-inkers & frost white shimmer paint in alcohol spritz....

simple BLOG CANDY & "Pay it Forward"

As a simple BLOG CANDY & "Pay it Forward" for creative people: I will be sending something handmade (an original hand stamped card) to the first 5 people who leave a comment on this post. They must in turn, promise to post this (either on their blog, NING creative group or facebook page) and send something they have made to the first 5 responses on their post/status. The rules are that it must be handmade, stamped or scrapped by you and it must be sent to your 5 people within the next 2 weeks! ;)
If you are one of my first 5 responses - please email me your mailing address. Thanks! R ;)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Watercolor Wonder Crayons by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up has has released a video featuring WATERCOLOR WONDER CRAYONS. Hope you enjoy it! R ;)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stamping Royalty challenge #11

here's my entry for Stamping Royalty's challnge #11!!

all Stampin Up product: whisper white, so saffron, old olive & elegant eggplant... R ;)

PPA #34

here's my entry for Pals Paper Arts sketch #34!!

all Stampin Up product: whisper white, so saffron, old olive & elegant eggplant... R ;)

Stamping 411's SSC #143

here my entry for Stamping 411's saturday sketch #143!!

all Stampin Up product: whisper white, so saffron, old olive & elegant eggplant...

Stamping 411's Color Inspiration #115

I have to admit I love, love, love the color challenges!! always and up doing a series of cards based on the color inpsiration!! thanks for giving me the 'push'!!

all Stampin Up product: whisper white, so saffron, old olive & elegant eggplant...

Mo Jo Monday's #130

here's my entry for MO JO MONDAY's #130....

all Stampin Up product: whisper white, so saffron, old olive & elegant eggplant...
phew, 38 minutes to spare!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mo Jo Monday's #129

here's my card inspired by MO JO MONDAY #129:

SU's whisper white, certainly celery, bashful blue & bermuda bay inks & cardstock; baroque motif stamp set; bashful blue ribbon, white frost shimmer paint in alcohol spritz & sizzix petals-a-plenty texture folder, flourish & perfect details texturz plates, scallop corner punch, extra large flower punch & 2 step bird punch...


there's a fun contest going on at Butternutsage - breaking out of the comfort zone for some awesome blog candy- be sure to check it out & play along!!

here's my entry ;) all products STAMPIN' UP...

& btw, I've been quietly following at Butternutsage for a long time... R ;)

Crushed Curry Daffodils

Purple Upsy Daisy

SSC #142 & Stamping Royality's GREEN

inspired by the Stamping 411's Saturday sketch challenge #142:

also, first card is the entry for "stamping Royality"...

SU's certainly celery, garden green & kraft cardstock; SU's basic brown & garden green ink; vintage labels or whimsical words stamps; sizzix top note die, finial press sizzix texture folder, crimper, corner rounder, scallop edge & corner punch, beautiful wings sizzix embosslits or bo ho punch & champagne mist shimmer paint in alcohol spritz... R ;)