Saturday, May 28, 2011

Strength and Hope

Happy Holiday Weekend! Just a quick post today to share the matching card for the post it note holder I shared on Tuesday.

Same idea, except I just made it into a card. You can see the sponging better on the card, but the card pretty much mirrors the gift. Wouldn't these two make a great gift for someone special in your life?

Enjoy your Weekend, and come back and visit soon.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Open Sea

WhooHoo, the weekend is almost here! So is Father's Day, and Graduation, etc. So today, In honor of both of those occasions, I have a masculine card, good for Father's Day, or for graduation for a young man.

This set is from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, and is called The Open Sea. It is such a fantastic set for Masculine cards. The sentiment are from, I believe, Word Play, although I am not looking at the set right now, so I could be wrong.

The new Postage Stamp Punch was used on the matching DSP to punch aout the Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy postage stamps. Colors used are Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler. I also used the new Cherry Cobbler/White Bakers Twine on the anchor that I cut out and mounted with Dimensionals.

This also was a partial case from another demo from Stampin' Connection. I do have original ideas, really, but sometimes you just see another card and the inspiration fairy goes to work, and believe me, I never stop her when that happens, she doesn't visit often, lol.

Have a great Thursday! Ya'll come back now, ya here? You, too, Clem!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Strength and Hope

Good Morning! Sorry for letting so many days go by without posting, time got away from me and here I am

slacking again. Hopefully today's project will make up for it.

This is an acrylic post it note holder. I really loved how it turned out. I love making gifts like this one, and except for the bow, it is absolutely stunning. I did have a nicer bow on it, after several tries, but had forgotten to measure my ribbon so off it came, and I couldn't make another to save my life, lol.

Anyway,the stamp set is called Strength and Hope, and Stampin' Up! will donate $2.00 to Breast Cancer Research for each set sold. Vintage Vogue is also used, for the small flourishes on the Background. The colors used here are Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron. The background is sponged with these colors over White shimmer Paint onto Glossy White Card Stock, the Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon and Pearls finish it off.

Love the look of this technique. This was a case of a card on Stampin' Connection, not sure who, sorry, I really need to write stuff like that down. I did alter it to add my own perspective to it.

Hope you enjoyed today's share. Will post again on Thursday. Thanks for coming by today. See you again soon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Well, it is a beautiful day here in the Sunshine State, springlike weather, unlike the summer weather we have been having. Just let me say, the 80's is so much nicer than the 90's. Not sure what to attribute it to, but I'm lovin' it just the same.

Today's card is one I made with the new Stampin' Up! set Fabulous Florets, and the new Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango Embossing Powders. They just screamed to be embossed on Basic Black Card stock. I added some Melon Mambo PomPom Trim. The base layer is Wild Wasabi and under the black layer is a layer of Tangerine Tango. The sentiment is from Happy Greetings. The inside is also embossed with the two blossoms.

I hope you like this bright and cheerful card. Have a great day!

Won't have time to post of Thursday, but see you again on Friday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Springtime Smiles

I know this set (Easter Blossoms) retired last month, but this is such
a beautiful set for springtime, isn't it? I really love this set and have used it many times. This card
we made at my hostess club last month.

We used Baha Breeze, Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White. Stamped the blossoms with Stazon and colored them in with Stampin' Write Markers.

The Tulip Border was used on this card also, along with some gorgeous Stampin' Up! ribbon.

Hope this card has brought a springtime smile to you. Have a great day!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Curly Cute Teen Birthday

Good Morning, and Happy Monday to you! I hope you enjoyed the VC Rocks! Blog Hop this past weekend, there were so many beautiful projects. These Rockers are awesome artists!

Today I want to share a punch art card that is so simple but would make a great card for a teen birthday.

I used Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White for this one. The Scallop Circle Die was used for the skirt, and I used my bone folder to break down the fibers to make the paper more pliable to

put the pleats in it. the Round Tab Punch was used for the bodice of the dress, with a 3/4" circle for the neck. I used some 1/8" Daffodil Delight Ribbon for the tie and a Pearl for the button.

The Tulip Border Embossing Folder was used on the Pacific Layer and the Happy Birthday from Curly Cute was stamped on Daffodil delight and cut into a

banner then stuck on with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it the banner look.

thanks for coming in today. Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Hop Color My World

Hi, and thanks for hopping with us today on VC Rocks! first blog hop for 2011. Today's hop theme is Color My World, and we have to use coloring of some kind on our projects.

You may have come here from Jane Hignite's awesome blog, Stamp With Jane, but if you get lost along the way you can go back to the VC Rocks! blog and find your way again, plus while you are there, check out what gorgeous project by Debbie Peterson is featured on the home page.

My first share for today is a card made with a new set from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog called On The Grow. I just love this little scooter, it is so summery, and of course, being the girly girl that I am, I had to make it Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo. I colored it using Stampin' Up Stampin Write Markers. They are awesome! I also added some Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue for the sponged sky, and Pear Pizazz Print Pattern DSP from the Level 1 Hostess Pack. I used Crystal Effects for the headlight, and Pretty in Pink 1/8" ribbon and a Pretty in Pink Brad for the sentiment which is punched with the Word Window punch.

I hope you like my little scooter. It really screams for glitter, but I forgot to add before taking the picture, so it may have to do without.

My last share for today is this gorgeous card:

This is the last card we made in class with Michelle Zindorf. We used the Nature Walk and Pocket Silhouettes stamp sets for this card and loads of Michelle's Brayering tricks to get this masterpiece. Colors used are are So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and a few others that I can't remember, lol. Hopefully I will be able to remember how to make the cards better than I can remember the colors. I just hope I can retain enough that I can make something that would make her proud. Thanks for allowing me to share these with you.

If you would like to join us at VC Rocks! you still have time to apply for membership. We are a group of wonderful ladies who are celebrating all things Stampin' Up! We chat, swap, chat, play games, chat, make wonderful friendships, swap, chat, all throughout the summer. Most of all, we have FUN! To apply for membership, go to the VC Rocks! Blog and click on the Purple Button at the top of the right sidebar. We are a high volume group with participation requirements, but if you want to meet some awesome ladies, join some swaps, take some online classes and just enjoy laughter and sharing, VC Rocks! is the place to be.

Now it is time to move on. Your next stop will be Robbie Rubala at inkedx2

, I'm sure she has something beautiful to share with you.

Thanks for hopping with us. Comments are, as always, appreciated. HUGS!!!

Have a great day. Hugs,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Zindorf, Advanced Class, Part 2

Hiyah! Hope you are having a great Friday. The beautiful card you see above is the second card we made in the advanced class with Michelle. I am thrilled that I was able to attend her classes.

Hope you are enjoying these cards as much as I am. Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scrapbook Page 6x6

Hi, ladies. Welcome. Today's share is a 6x6 scrapbook page that we made at our last months hostess club. It uses the Four Frames Stamp set, and the new Paisley Prints DSP that will be available in the 2011-2012 IdeaBook and Catalog, available in July. Get ready, this catalog is

gonna be awesome!

Have a great day! Thanks for coming by.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Zindorf, Advanced Class, Part 1

Good Morning, Hope your Mother's Day was great, I know mine was.

Today I would like to share the card above, which is the first card we made in the advanced
brayering class with Michelle Z. I think it is absolutely gorgeous! We used Nature Walk for this
beautiful card.

I will say it again, Michelle is awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed her classes, and would actually consider taking the advanced class again sometime.

Well, thanks for coming by today, see you again soon.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Build A Blossom

Hi All, thanks for dropping by. Today I would love to share a card we made at my last Hostess Club. This is a very simple card, and the colors are bright, not my usual style but it's summer and I felt the brighter the better.

Colors used are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White. I also used the Build a Blossom, Word Window, Scallop Oval punches, and the Tulip Frame Embossing Folder with my trust Big Shot.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Zindorf!!! Part 3

Hi, and happy Friday!!!!! today is the final installment of my cards from Michelle Zindorf's
awesome beginning brayering class. It is also my favorite card we made in the beginning class. I absolutely love sunsets, and palm trees. Isn't is just beautiful? The stamp set used on these three cards is Plant Hope by Stampin' Up! of course.

As I mentioned before, if you ever get the chance to take one of Michelle's classes, DO IT!!!!
you will not regret it.

thanks for coming by, will post again tomorrow, but I will save the advanced class cards for next week.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you have had a great day!

Zindorf!!! Part 2

Hi, and welcome once again to my blog. Today's share is part 2 in a series of 6 cards I made at
Michelle Zindorf's awesome workshops last weekend.

Without further ado, feast your eyes on the second card we made on Saturday afternoon:

I know my pictures aren't the best, but this is another absolutely beautiful card. .And this was the beginning brayer class!

thanks again for stopping by. See you soon. Hugs

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Need I say more? Well, ok. I attended workshops by the amazing Michelle Zindorf this weekend and had an absolute BLAST!!!!! The woman is a genius, plus she is so genuine and
down to earth and I just loved her. Not to mention, we made some gorgeous cards!

Here is a picture from Saturday afternoon, from left to right, Amy, me and Michelle.

Now, I suppose you are interested in seeing some of the cards we made, aren't ya? Well, I'm gonna stretch them out, cuz cards this beautiful can't be all used at once. Oh, and if you are scheduled to take one of Michelle's workshops in the next couple of months, you might want to
stop here and DO NOT LOOK! If you aren't, then feast your eyes on THIS:

This was the first card we made on Saturday. Isn't it gorgeous? If you haven't been to one of Michelle's classes, what are you waiting for?

Check out her class list on her blog HERE

thanks for coming by today, hope to see you again soon. hugs,

Monday, May 2, 2011

Just Believe

Hi, thanks for coming by today. I am sharing with you today a coaster I made with my hostess club. It uses the Just Believe stamp set. This is such a pretty set, and I just love how this turned out.

Colors used are Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil delight. I stamped the images and sentiment with Black Stazon. The butterfly image came from another set, and I am drawing a blank on which one, lol. It's been a long week.

What do you think? do you like it? I really did, too. I gave it to Stampin' Up! at the Orlando Regionals. Guess I really need to make myself one to use.

Have a great Monday!