Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pennant Parade Christmas!

Happy Saturday morning to you!  Before I head off to the market to see what's new, I'll share another little Christmas card from my "Christmas in July" stampers club.  For this card, I was showing them how to make a 3-D little Christmas tree, that folds flat to mail.

The colors used here are Midnight Muse, Soft Sky -- a returning color from the past, Gumball Green and Whisper White.  For the little trees, I simply stamped the banner images and punched them out with the Pennant builder punch, and for the 3-D tree, I stamped three trees in Gumball Green ink on the same cardstock, and punched them out, folded them in half, and glued the halves together -- putting the "seam" towards the back when I adhered it to the card.  So simple, but looks so super cute!  For the snowflakes on the Midnight Muse, I used the Illuminate ink pad -- it is like a shimmery Versamark.  Love how it looks glimmery in real life.  These snow flake images are from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set from last year's Holiday mini.  Even though this set is not featured in the catalog, it is still available to order.  I was so happy as I LOVE this snowflake set.  One of the prettiest ones we've ever had.

For the "snow", I took a strip of Whisper White card stock -- 2 1/4" by 5 1/4"-- and tore it in half lengthwise in a bumpy pattern, adhered my strips to the base, and then added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the torn edges with my two way glue pen.  Gives such a lovely look of snow, with so little effort!

Ok!  I'm off to the market now, with my kiddos in tow, as Jon is working today.  Should be fun. :)  Kettle corn here we come!

If you haven't seen it yet, the special this month is free DSP -- Buy three packs of DSP and get the fourth FREE!  Whoo Hoo!!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mad for Mosaics

The new Mosaic Madness stamp set and matching punch and embossing folder, is designed for a bit of a modern look, I think, but I've been enjoying some non-traditional uses for it, too.  I've been envisioning a poinsettia with this punch and stamp set, and finally had some time to play with it earlier this week.  The hostess for one of my club classes this month, wanted to do a "Christmas in July" theme for the projects, so I had a good excuse to try the poinsettia hanging out in my mind's eye!:)

The colors I chose, are Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Sahara Sand.  Also used some of the Champagne shimmer paper for the center of the flower and the border along the bottom -- just punches with the mosaic punch lined up under the designer paper strip.

Here's another flower card using a new In Color that I LOVE -- Coastal Cabana -- and I paired it with Island Indigo and accents of Pumpkin Pie DSP from the Quatrefancy DSP pack.  Check out that cute little candy dot used to accent the flower.  They are a new product that comes in all of our core colors -- here I used a Tempting Turquoise one which matched my color scheme quite well.

And NOW for a more traditional use of this stamp set and punch -- we made this card at my recent New Catalog Open House.  It uses the exact same colors and products as the above card, but what a different look!

Ok!  that's it for today!  Must get something done around here besides being on my computer. My kids are both sleeping in, as we stayed out till almost 1 last night watching fire works and such.  We had a grand time, but little Bina was pooped.  She kept asking if she could "take a nap" at around 10 pm.  What a little pumpkin!  Love her to pieces, I do!  And my little/big 8 year old was having the time of his life playing with sparklers and overseeing his Daddy's fireworks display plans!  Love my kiddos.  They're great -- most of the time! :)

If you haven't heard, there is a July special:  buy three packs of DSP and get the fourth FREE!  Gotta love free!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Flower Shop is here!!!

Good Morning to each of you! Before I get sucked into the day, I'll share a little treasure with you.  The new "Flower Shop bundle" is BEAUTIFUL!  -- a lovely flower stamp set, with whimsical, modern, as well as realistic flower images, AND a punch to match it, so you can stamp and punch.  Yep!  Love it, gotta have it, can't live without it!  And nor can you! :)

Here are a couple of cards I've made with it.  This first card uses two new In Colors -- Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush, as well as the Quatrefancy DSP.  I made a vellum window in the front of this one, which I embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder, and you can see the inside sentiment through the window.

Now for an elegant twist on this same set.  I paired it with the Everything Eleanor fourish stamp, and the colors used here are two new In Colors -- Baked Brown Sugar (a really nice brown) and Crisp Cantelope as well as Early Esspresso and Very Vanilla.  We made this card at my New Catalog Open House this past Sunday. 

Of course, you know me, gotta have a little sparkle, so I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flower centers with my two way glue pen. 
My next "in my head creation" with this stamp set, is a black and white with a pop of red, card.  I can just "see" it in my head, but alas, other stuff to do today, so my creation will have to wait for some time to play.

On a different note, there is a new SU special for the month of July -- buy three packs of designer paper and get the fourth pack FREE!  Don't think you need 4 new packs of paper (gasp!)? buddy up with a friend and split the savings -- it's like getting it for 25% off.  Whoo Hoo!!!  May I suggest the Modern Medley DSP -- it's black and vanilla and GORGEOUS!  LOVE this paper!!!

Anyhoo... On with the day!

Happy Summer, and Happy crafting, and visit my online store to see what's new and great and what YOU can't live without. :)