Friday, September 30, 2011

Precious Butterflies Birthday Card

Okay...this new hostess stamp set has got to be one of my ultimate favorite hostess stamp sets Stampin' Up has ever offered! It is sooo reasonable and easy to get with a workshop or minimal order. I love the new hostess program. You can get anything you want out of the catalog with your hostess dollars! And you can pick out any hostess stamp set (no more levels!). Yeah! This is a card I made and embossed for a friend's birthday in Sept. I think I used Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise for my colors. I did emboss the butterflies with the new Tempting Turquoise embossing powder and I used dazzling diamonds on my cut out butterfly. Of course I added those precious pearls to my precious butterfly! I made it a while back and really did intend to post it sooner but with 4 kids out for 4 different sports activities this fall my life has turned a bit hectic lately. I am not complaining...I love it...but sometimes it leaves little time for one of my favorite activities...stamping! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sending You Love!

I just LOVE this sweet little tree from the Easy Events stamp set. It makes for a quick card and can be used for many occasions. Sending You Love...just think...anniversary, get well, think of you, etc. Enjoy!

Warmest of Wishes Halloween Card

Halloween is so fun! I love to make Halloween cards and scrapbook pages. This card was made from a fun new Hostess stamp set Warmest of Wishes. It can be found in our new Holiday Mini. I also die cut a leaf from our leaves #2 die (which I love...and use ALL the time when scrapbooking) and embossed it with our new houndstooth embossing folder. I punched out the owl and die cut the there was very minimal cutting by hand...which I also like very much! Enjoy!

Leaves of a Tree Birthday Card

I love the new A la Carte individual stamps SU is now offering. They are nice size stamps and make great cards and would be good for scrapbooking pages too. Can you image this Leaves of a Tree stamp being used on a scrapbook page? I cut out a leaf from our leaves Big Shot die and embossed it with the new Houndstooth embossing folder. I also used the new Occasions Alphabet stamp set for the sentiment. Enjoy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gently Falling Emboss Resist

Here is a gorgeous fall card I cased from another SU demo Laura Leuenberger. This card uses the new stamp set Gently Falling from the new Holiday mini catalog. Here are the instructions for this wonderful card: Stamp the En France background stamp in soft Suede on white cardstock. Rub over it with embossing buddy. Stamp the leaf image from the Gently Falling stamp set with versa mark clear ink and pour clear embossing powder over wet leaf image. Shake off excess powder and then heat image with embossing gun. Sponge around leaf with pool party ink and soft suede ink. Here is the fun part: Take a cotton swap and wipe off the ink you just sponged on your leaf. The leaf image will pop out!

Brayer pool party ink onto the textured plate and emboss it onto cardstock. Use the scallop trim border punch to punch out the design on the bottom.

Layer pieces and assemble card. I used the new Spice Cake fabric for the bow and an Antique Brad to finish off the card. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Owl Anniversary Card

WHO doesn't LOVE OWLS? Not me, I think they are adorable! This owl punch makes the cutest cards, including anniversary. I also used our bird punch to make the vines or branches that the owls are standing on. The sentiment is from the stamp set, "A Word For You". Enjoy! (P.S. I "cased" this card idea from Rebecca Borkoski.)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Easy Events Anniversary Wishes

Easy Events was one of the stamp sets we all received at convention. I really love it because it suits many occasions and I just tend to grab it when I need a card. These two sweet little birds are actually intended for a wedding card but I changed it up into an anniversary card by adding a sentiment from the stamp set A Word For You. Colored my birds in with markers and added a few hearts, some ribbon and presto...I'm finished! Enjoy!

Baby Tees Quick Cards!

Need a quick baby card? Try our Baby Tees wheel. Honestly, if you have not tried our wheels you need to! They make the fastest cards and make fantastic scrapbook page borders! I used the Baby Tees wheels for these baby cards. I also used sentiments from the stamp sets: Friendly Phrases and A Word for You. Love those new sentiment stamp sets because of the 2 fonts used in all the sentiments. You will find a sentiment for almost every occasion! Enjoy! P.S. I colored my images in with our wonderful Stampin' Up marvelous markers!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Raining Flowers

Raining Flowers was another fabulous set we received from Stampin' Up at Convention. I love the 2 step stamps...they are so easy. You just stamp the outline of your flower in black and then stamp the inside in whatever color you wish and you have a fabulous flower in little time! I also used the sentiment from the It's Your Day stamp set. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Easy Events Quick Cards

One of my favorite new sets I received at Convention is the new stamp set Easy Events. I can be used for a wide array of events, so it is one stamp set I know I will get a lot of mileage out of. It makes for really quick and easy fun cards that don't take a lot of time, which is something I need these days now that school is back in session and my running to events starts again. Enjoy!