Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dream, Dream, Dream

I fell in love with this stamp set the moment I saw it in the new catalog, but since it's arrival in my hot little hands I've drawn a complete blank.

The house was quiet yesterday so I took advantage and sat down to play ... decided to take a look at the Saturday Sketch Challenge at Stamping 411 for some (hopefully) inspiration.

I composed this a bit backwards, thought the caramel floral ribbon from the Masterpiece ribbon originals would be perfect with this image. From there I chose coordinating colors, backgrounds, etc. The most difficult choice was those teeny tiny embellishments in the corner - Yikes, what to do??? I tried using Chocolate Chip craft ink on some eyelets - after 3 hours they are still not dry. That's ok, I discovered pearls from the Pretties kit finished this project off perfectly! What do you think?

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Dream Gardens, Woodgrain, Medallion
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle Scissors, Masterpiece Ribbon Originals, Pretties pearls, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Toys In The House

I've seen some wonderful projects done using the new SU Decor Elements stencils, couldn't wait to order (and receive!) my very own ... which arrived on my doorstep yesterday afternoon. I found some time to play this morning, thought I would also make a submission for the Saturday Sketch Challenge SSC107 at Stamping 411.

I used sponges instead of a stencil brush, sponged the flower first on shimmery white cardstock (which doesn't show well in the photo) - then masked and sponged the ornament. For those that know me and are wondering ... yes I really DID cut out the entire scroll flower to use as a mask. I amaze myself sometimes (hehehe)!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Soft Holly wheel

Decor Elements: Vintage Ornaments #1 stencils

Paper: Shimmery White, Rose Red, Certainly Celery

Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery

Accessories: Gold eyelets, sponges, ribbon, Movers & Shapers Modern Label die, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, black marker, dimensionals

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Razzle Dazzle Swap

Have you seen Stampin' Ups new catalog? Oh dear, I am in so much trouble - not sure that I can resist anything. I know I say it with every new release, but I swear this is the best one ever! In preparation for my delivery tomorrow (yeah, I'm bad and felt I HAD to pay for that expedited delivery) I decided to sift through my stacks of retired stamps and finally let go of some. I know I should have parted ways with many more, but it is so hard to see them go! If you're interested in some of the "oldies but goodies", check out the link to my sale list at the top of my blog (shameless plug!).

I can finally post this last card I made for a pre-order swap, now that all participants have received their sample. I was really on the fence about the new Razzle Dazzle set, but now that I've had a chance to play I'm glad I purchased it. It is so much fun, very whimsical and I see many future possibilities. Once again I used SU's new In Colors, along with a few other new toys that can be found in the latest catalog. Having the In Colors in marker form now opens up a whole world of opportunities!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Razzle Dazzle

Ink (markers): Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Accessories: Modern Label punch, Modern Label Movers & Shapers XL die, Word Window Punch, Eyelet Border punch, Rhinestone brad, markers, dimensionals

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