Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fifth Avenue Razzleberry

ok, I need to APOLOGIZE for being "missing in action" so long... been a "slacker" lately.. oops ;)

finally had the girls over for "drop in" night & this was the one & only FINISHED card that I produced...

all materials SU: whisper white & rich razzleberry CS; petals-a-plenty texture folder; Fifth Avenue Florals & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry inks, sponge; champagne Mist shimmer paint in alcohol spritz; pop dots; scallop trim corner & modern punch...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's USTAMP Announcement Time!!!

It is time for me to announce: I have been selected as a UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Guest Designer for the USTAMP "Hey Big Shot!! Worldwide...that's how we roll!!" event. & once again I am so EXCITED & honored!!!

Ustamp is a blast!! see some of my previous posts about Ustamp ;)

I have 2 FREE Passes to give away as BLOG CANDY as part of my announcement.

Everyone that leaves a comment on my blog (in this post), will go into a drawing for 1 of the 2 FREE PASSES you are giving away. The other FREE PASS will be drawn directly from my regular customer base as a SPECIAL THANK YOU! & the draw date is MAY 1st!! :)

all members get this blinkie for their blog/website and the FREE PASS winners get one too!!

For more information on joining please check out:

Clips n Cuts Perpetual Blog Hop

This too COOL -- come & join the FUN!!!
lol, I'm number # 163!!! wow!

Unhurried Sense of Time

materials: Glorious Green, Gable Green, Brocade Blue & Whisper White CS & Vellum; Glorious Green, Gable Green, Brocade Blue & Black Stazon Inks; Frost White Shimmer paint in alcohol spritz; SENSE OF TIME stamp set; elegant bouquet folder; punchs: bo ho blossoms, trio flowers, 5 petal flowers & scallop trim corner; crystal effects & dazzling diamonds glitter & LOTS of glue dots....

Monday, April 12, 2010

QUICKY ~ Punched Flowers

here's a little quicky on how I made my punched flowers... R ;)

materials: Whisper White CS; Glorious Green, Gable Green & Brocade Blue Inks; Frost White Shimmer paint in alcohol spritz; punchs: bo ho blossoms, trio flowers & 5 petal flower; crystal effects & dazzling diamonds glitter & LOTS of glue dots.... & I used the sytlus to deboss centers & folds in all of the flowers; by placing each punched flower on top of the foam of a Sizzix die & pushing the stylus into the center of the flower...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stamping 411's ~ SSC 146

another week, another sketch - thank you Stamping 411 for always providing nifty "do-able" sketchs!!!

here's my attempt at SSC 146... after I had my card completed I realized that my measurements verses the sketch are a bit off, but hey, it's fairly close to the sketch.... oops ;)


whisper white, very vanilla, pink pirouette CS & vellum CS; melon mambo ink; champagne mist (on the very vanilla CS) & frost white (on the whisper white CS) shimmer paint in alcohol spritz; texturz plate; floral fusion sizzlit; petals-a-plenty & lots of dots folder; lattice die; beautiful butterflies die; scallop trim corner & edge punchs; very vanilla satin ribbon dyed with melon mambo re-inker & lots of glue dots.... the photo doesn't really do this one justice, as it is rather soft & girly girly... R ;)

ps, have you noticed I'm tad 'addicted' to SHIMMER PAINT!!! love that subtle sparkle it leaves along with the crisp embossment with a texture folder... lol, not really sure how I ever made a card with out a texture folder & shimmer paint.... ;)

Mo Jo Monday #133

Mo Jo Monday's Sketch #133...

SU Melon Mambo, Always Artichoke & Whisper White CS; Vellum; Stazon black, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Melon Mambo & Pink Pirouette inks; SU Sense of Time & SU Vintage Vogue stamps; scallop edge & trio flower punchs; crystal effects & dazzling diamonds glitter; Frost White Shimmer Paint in alcohol spritz & a Sizzix Texturz Plate....

Ustamp ~ Sneak Peek ~ Time's Ticking

here's another tiny little sneak peek of a card I made especially for USTAMP SPRING SOIREE... join us today to see all of my card & for more wonderful projects... R ;)

all products STAMPIN UP... notice the clock is ticking away...
~ all of these colors turned up on the "RETIREMENT LIST"...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


so exciting!!!


Stampin' Up! is releasing
& bringing BACK
10 of the retired In Colors!!
how exciting is that?? ;)

As of July, (in the new catalog),
here is what our color collection will be:

These wonderful new color collections will be available to everyone with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July .... AND if you are a DEMONSTRATOR you get to order them early!!!!!
We will also get MORE 5 new In Colors in the new catalog, too !!!
& there are 5 NEW COLORS (see chart above):
Marina Mist,
Daffodil Delight,
Cherry Cobbler,
Cajun Craze
& Early Espresso
10 RETURNING IN COLORS !! (see chart above):
Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo,
Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry,
Riding Hood Red, River Rock,
Soft Suede, Pacific Point,
Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi

If you need to stock up on any of the current colors that will be retiring soon,
check with your demonstrator,
or if you don't have one,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I've Got the Blues ;) PDCC23 & PPA40

post updated: May 2/10 -- this card fit the PALS PAPER ARTS Monochromatic Challenge so well that I just couldn't resist entering it for their PPA40-Monochromatic-Blues - I hope that's ok...

here's my entry for Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge #23... this is my first time entering a Play Date Challenge ;)

the materials:

whisper white, bashful blue & naturals ivory CS; white craft, brocade blue & ballet blue inks; clear embossing powder; frost white shimmer paint in alcohol spritz; bashful blue satin ribbon; scallop edge corner, scallop square, scallop circle, 2 step bird, trio flowers & bo ho flowers punchs; fifth avenue florals & four square stamp sets; beautiful wings & cherry blossom embosslits; petals-a-plenty folder; 'latte' designer buttons, pop & glue dots; crystal effects & dazzling diamonds... the card is 6x6.... thanks for viewing!! ;)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Inspiration in Action 123 & Curtain Call Act 23

here's my 'double take' on Inspiration in Action 123 & Curtain Call Act 23...
I was really feeling challenged by the colors in 'act 23', but when I got working with them I couldn't stop ;)

the card on the left is the sketch from Inspiration in Act 123 & the card on the right is the saturday sketch 145 from Stamping 411 ~~ both use the colors of Curtain Call 23....

my entry for Inspiration in Action 123 ~~ materials: kraft, basic black, whisper white & vellum CS; pretty in pink ink, white craft & black stazon on ink; stamps: medallion, french filigree & sense of time; pink satin ribbon; boho flowers, 5 petal, scallop trim edge & corner punchs; frost white shimmer paint in alcohol spritz; beautiful wings embosslit, glue dots & pop dots... the card is 6x6....

my entry for Curtain Call Act 23 & my 2nd entry for Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch 145 ~~ materials: kraft, basic black, whisper white & vellum CS; frost white shimmer paint in alcohol spritz & petals-a-plenty folder; pretty in pink ink, white craft; stamps: french filigree & four square; pink grosgrain ribbon; boho flowers, 5 petal, scallop edge & scallop square punchs; beautiful wings embosslit, glue dots & pop dots... the card is 4 1/4x5 1/2....

Saturday, April 3, 2010

PPA #36 ~ hey Daffodil...?

here's my card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #36.

& my first attempt at a 'daffodil' type punched flower...
lol, the flower looks more like a lily on a lily pad than a daffodil... but I liked the way it turned out just the same; especially considering it was after midnight before I finished it up... R ;)

materials: lavendar lace, barely banana, certainly celery & whisper white CS; barely banana & certainly celery inks; scallop circle, scallop trim edge, 5 petal & bo ho flower punchs; petals-a-plenty folder, frost white shimmer paint in alcohol spritz; certainly celery satin ribbon; straight pins & pop dots....

Ustamp ~ sneak peek

here's a tiny little sneak peek of a card I made especially for USTAMP SPRING SOIREE... join us today to see all of my card & for more wonderful projects.. R ;)

Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch #145

Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch #145....

& my attempt the sketch...

materials: ballet blue, very vanilla, green galore & naturals ivory CS; clear embossing powder & white craft ink, ballet blue & green galore re-inkers, frost white shimmer paint & ballet blue ink; manhattan flower folder, swirly die, beautiful wings embosslit, modern & scallop trim corner punch; Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.... R ;)

Mo Jo Monday #132 & Stamping 411's Color Challenge #117

here's my attempt at 2 challenges in one card set:

Mo Jo Monday #132 sketch was a round or square choice, so I decided to try a matching set & Stamping 411 posted color challenge #117, which included ~ pink passion, summer sun, only orange & green galore...

now I have to be honest ~ when I first saw the color challenge from Stamping 411, my first response was: "holy cow, are we AWAKE yet?" man, those are bright!! then I took a second take & thought pair it up with white, no problem... but something kept nagging me, those colors seems familar... then it hit me: the KALEIDOSCOPE paper pack!! phew, breathe! these colors are a GO! ;)

the circle card is approx 4 3/8 round & the square card is 6x6... ;)

the materials: Kaleidoscope paper pack, pink passion textured & whisper white CS, pink passion ink, beautiful wings embosslit, petals-a-plenty folder, frost white shimmer paint,
scallop trim corner punch, scallop circle sizzix die, Well Scripted stamp set & lots of glue dots...

oh & btw, I'm a whole day early on posting the Mo Jo!... shocking, lol, usually I'm in the last half hour crew... R ;)

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Promotion ~ "AWASH with FLOWERS"

April is here & so is the new Stampin' Up! promotion!
Are you ready for a Sneak Peek
of one of the new stamp sets in the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog?

Here it is... Awash with Flowers and it is 20% off the regular price!

117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) $52.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount) $36.95

PLUS, purchase these spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets
at 20% OFF the retail price,
no additional purchase necessary!

113824 ~~ pg.94 Greenhouse Garden $27.96
113734 ~~ pg.98 Fifth Avenue Floral $26.36
111578 ~~ pg.101 Flower Fancy $39.16
113258 ~~ pg. 112 Trendy Trees $19.16

Click HERE to download the flyer.
Schedule your April workshop or Catalog Party with me now,
so you don't miss out on your FREE Awash with Flowers Stamp set and MORE!