Friday, June 17, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of a stamp set in the new 2011-2012 Catalog that goes live on July 1st. This set is called Cherish Friendship and it comes with two other cute stamps. I love cherries at this time of year so I was drawn to this set. I colored it in using my Watercolor pencils and blender pen. My sentiment is from a current set called Fabulous Phrases. I've had Fabulous Phrases for a while but just started using it recently. There are 30 different words that can be used. I think it is becoming a favorite of mine! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


For my card today I used the new Postage Stamp punch in the Summer Mini on page 10 and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch on page 6. The colors in my card were inspired by a Vera Bradley bag that I have. I love purple, blue and green together. The new Blossom Bouquet punch is very versatile and can be used in so many different ways! Thanks so much for stopping by. If you would like to place an order, please email me by clicking the button on the top right!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunny Fun

This is a cute card using Sunny Fun in the Summer Mini catalog. We made this at my Hostess Club meeting and some people chose to use the popsicle image. There are three images in all and they are all adorable! I think this is my favorite set in the mini catalog. I used my watercolor pencils and crayons again with my blender pen. This time though I put Crystal Effects on the thongs to make them look shiny. If you haven't used Crystal Effects before, it looks like a glue but dries shiny. A really nice effect!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

On the Grow

A post three days in a row! I'm on a roll! This card uses another stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog and it's called On the Grow. I used a combination of watercolor crayons and pencils along with a blender pen. I stamped the image with Staz-On first so that the ink wouldn't bleed. I am usually very intimidated by coloring an image like this but I am really happy with how it turned out. Just doing it and practicing, is what I needed. A trick I used with the crayons was to put some of the color on a scrap piece of Whisper White and then I picked it up from there onto my blender pen. I added some small pearls in the center of some of the flowers. I was so excited last year when Stampin' Up! started carrying these pearls and I use them every chance I can! I hope this inspires you to give watercoloring a try!! Thank you for stopping by!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dahlia Fold

My card today uses paper that will be retiring at the end of the month called Lap of Luxury. I used the Dahlia Fold to make my focal point using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch. I am really happy with how it turned out! The sentiment I used is from a retiring set called Great Friend. I love this stamp set and am so sorry to see it go. I will have to find a new favorite in the new catalog which goes live on July 1st! I have used "for you" on so many cards. I stamped it on the 1 3/8 x 5/8 punch which is also retiring. If you would like to place an order you can either click the Order Online button on the left side of my blog or email me using the button on the right. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flower Fest

I am finally on vacation and have time to post cards that I've done over the past month! I made this card for my Hostess Club meeting on Thursday. I used the stamp set Flower Fest from the current mini catalog. I stamped the flowers with Versamark and then used white embossing powder. Using my sponge dauber I added Regal Rose to the center. I am really happy with the way it turned out! I'm looking forward to making the card with different colors and the other flowers that come in the set. Another reason to love this set is that many of the shapes have a coordinating punch! It makes the card very easy to put together. Thank you for stopping by! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.