Saturday, August 28, 2010

Island Oasis Designer Series Paper and Tropical Party Stamp Set

Saying good-bye to the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper and the Tropical Party Stamp Set that was available until Tuesday, August 31.  I fell in love with the DSP as soon as I saw it in the Summer Mini Catalog.  I was inspired to make the following mini scrapbook and greeting card.  Feedback is more than welcomed!


Friday, August 27, 2010

"King of the Grill"

"King of the Grill" stamp set is so cute. I made this digital card for my son-in-law's birthday, utilizing My Digital Studio (MDS).  I must declare that I am really getting into the MDS and enjoying it. MDS is truly "Art Made Easy".

Paper:  Happy Bday - paper 3 - Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Brocade Blue, and Real Red cardstock
Accessories:  Brads, Corner Punch, and Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Labor Day

I decided to develop a greeting card using My Digital Studio, as my Stampin' Up! supplies are unavailable at my current location.  Here it is!  What do you think about my first try?

My flag is not an exact replica, however, it's close.  I used the star punch - 50 times - and re-sized the stars.  What a challenge! Then I embedded red and white card stock, resizing it to create the strips.  Initially, I thought that I may not enjoy making cards digitally, but I must say that I am pleasantly surprised.  I look forward to creating others.

My Digital Studio may be purchased at my Stampin' Up! website for $79.95.  I promise you will enjoy it!  


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Featuring "Plant Hope"

Let me share with you these three beautiful cards that I made today at a Brayer Workshop.  It was great to meet new people at the workshop, and to be taught how to use a brayer by a super, skilled instructor.  The cards were made using the Plant Hope Stampin' Up! Stamp Set (page 119 of the new Idea  Book & Catalog (IBC).  All items used were from the new IBC.  Project recipes follows:

Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, and Not Quite Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Silver Brads, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, White Gel Pen, and Snail Adhesive

Ink:  Marina Mist , Pacific Point, Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist , Pacific Point, and Old Olive
Accessories:  Old Olive Ribbon, Snail Adhesive

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Basic Black;
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Photo Corners Punch, Silver Brads, White Gel Pen, and Snail Adhesive

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Erika's Cupcake

Today my seven-year old granddaughter, Erika, asked me to let her develop a piece of art and post it on my blog.  So, here is her "cupcake" card.  Her creativity is blossoming and I love working with her to further enhance it.  Any feedback would make her smile!

Paper:  Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, and Real Red
Accessories:  Big Shot Die, Melon Mambo Ribbon, and Flourish Texturz - Background #1


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Petal Party

I love Stampin' Up!'s retired Petal Party Designer Series Paper, so I decided to see what I could create with it. I hope you enjoy viewing the samples as much as I enjoyed making them.  My favorite is a toss up between the mini purse and the flip flop for which I developed my template.  I placed the darling owl on the flip flop as the Designer Paper included an owl image. 

Project Recipe

Stamp Set:  Asian Artistry
Paper:  Petal Party - Simply Scrappin'
Accessories:  Ribbon: Melow Moss, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, and Peach Parfait; Silver Elastic Cord; Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Brad; Subtles Buttons; Pearls from the Pretties Kit; Punches: Owl; Modern Label and Heart to Heart; Big Shot Textured Impressions Elegant Lines, Top Note, and Modern Label Punch Window; Pearl Smooch Spritz; Movers & Shapers Curly Label; Sticky Strip; Snail Adhesive; and Stampin' Dimensionals   

I braided the ribbons to create the handle for the mini purse, and included magnets for the closure. Isn't it so cute!
When I showed this darling flip flop to my 7 year old granddaughter, Erika, she tried in on!  Of course it did not fit, but it was fun watching.
I love the owl punch - the owl is so darn cute! I can imagine other items to create from parts of the owl.  Can't wait to get started.
I love my three colorful cards that the Designer Series Petal Party paper allowed me to create.