Friday, February 25, 2011

Celebrate the USA!

I'm finally getting caught up with the Scrapbooking....not there yet but I'm closer! These photos are from July 2010, Independence Day Parade in Argos, Indiana. My grandsons were part of the parade along with their parents! The paper was a good value purchased from Target's Dollar Spot along with the stickers! I created the "Ribbon" from Stampin' Up's Real Red and the Circle Cutter. Ian, Dylan and Jackson are on the floats and Amy and Joe are featured in the circles! It's always fun to have a celebration! We followed up the parade with a BBQ!
Happy Birthday America!

PPA82- Scallops

PPA82- Scallops! I originally used this design for some bridal shower invites and it also makes a great card for a wedding! I started with Whisper White card stock and cut it in the shape of a bridal dress. I then stamped "Swirls" on the dress from Stampin' Up's Priceless stamp set with Versa Mark, tossed on the Iridescent Ice and used the Heat Tool to start the embossing. The dress is then layered on Basic Black. The Eyelet Border punch is used to create a lace effect.
The ribbon on the dress is from left over ribbon from my daughter's wedding that we used to tie up table favors. You could use any color hearts to coordinate with the bridal party colors!
It's fun to play at the PPA!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All Occasion Card

This card was created by Lynn Put and her blog is at:
I just loved the Vintage look and had to create one for myself!

I stamped "friend to friend" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes but you could also use: Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Happy Mother's Day, Happy Easter, Just for You....and many more!

I used Soft Suede for the card and embossed Pirouette Pink with the Vintage Wallpaper. I used Soft Suede ink and a sponge and dabbed the edges. Using the Elements of Style Stamp Set I stamped the flower in Soft Suede and colored it with a pink pencil. Stampin' Up's cutter kit was used to rough up the edges of the layers and then I sponged the sides with more Soft Suede ink.

The flower is a Hello Kitty die- I cut two of them and rolled the petals around a pencil to give them a dimensional look and those were also sponged with Soft Suede Ink. The Antique Brad was a little dark so I took some Whisper White ink on my finger and dabbed it on the brad. Pink grosgrain ribbon was added along with Basic Pearls in the top left corner.

Isn't it pretty? I can't wait to send it to a dear friend of mine!

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Stampin' Up Items Used:
Stamp Set: Elements of Style #120045, Teeny Tiny Wishes # 115370

Paper: Soft Suede #115318, Whisper White # 100730, Pink Pirouette #111351

Ink: Soft Suede #115657

Accessories: Basic Pearls #119247- GREAT DEAL only $4.95!
Sponges #101610, Cutter Kit #106958, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175,
Antique Brads# 117273

Friday, February 18, 2011

Party Like a Pug Star!

Jackie and Brandon threw a fabulous Luau last summer and I'm finally scrapbooking the photos! My hubbie and his friend, Larry, wore the same shirt !! The pugs, Tank and Abby also got in on the fun! The Luau items and paper are from Target's Dollar Spot and the Card Stock color is Old Olive & is from Stampin' Up! This is an easy layout and I hope to get more scrapbooking done this weekend. Enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hoo Luvs U?

Who loves YOU? I do!! A simple card to create by using Stampin' Up's Punches and Paper. This works if you need a masculine card and if you need to design it for a gal, just dress up the owl in some pink and use pink letters! The Woodland Walk Designer Paper is ideal to create the look of the owl in a tree and the 1 & 3/4 inch punch adds the perfect touch.

Stampin' Up Items used:
Cardstock: Saraha Sand #121043
Chocolate Chip #102128
Certainly Celery # 105125
Woodland Walk Designer Paper # 117389
Whisper White and Basic Black scraps were used for the eyes

Owl Punch #118074
1 &3/4 Inch Circle Punch#119850
The branch used is from the Bird Punch#117191

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Special Friend

Have a special friend and want to tell them how much they mean to you? Here's an easy card to create!

Stampin' Up has some great products and all their colors coordinate effortlessly. I used Perfect Plum Card Stock and layered Purple Plum Designer Paper on Whisper White. This DP is from last season. I can't afford to buy every new item that comes out... I'd like too, but just can't and I'm sure others feel the same way. I try and use what I have before I purchase new stuff...doesn't always work! Anyway, I then used a Concord Crush Marker because it's a little darker color to stamp the flowers. Concord Crush was also used for the My Friend stamp which was later punched out with the Curly Label Punch! Whisper White Organza Ribbon completes the look along with a butterfly accented with two pearls! The butterfly is cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die.

You could use any card stock color and designer paper that matches. Pretty in Pink would be fabulous along with Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose or Bashful Blue! Give it a try!

Stampin' Up Items used:
Ink: Concord Crush Marker # 119801

Paper: Perfect Plum Card Stock#101889, Perfect Plum Designer Paper#117152

Stamp Set: Perfect Punches #120516, The flowers are from the Watercolor Trio which is no longer available but you could use any floral stamp that you wanted

Accessories: Curly Label Punch#119851, Whisper White Organza Ribbon#114319, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die#18138 and Basic Pearls #119247

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love This!

Love is in the air! You still have time to make a Valentine or two and send it out to a loved one!
I bought the cards at a Paper Show - aren't they cute? They are the same color as Stampin' Up's Real Red. The Filled with Love stamp set would also be great for Anniversary or Wedding cards!

Stampin' Up Items Used:
Stamp Set: Filled with Love #121154
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Ink: Real Red # 103133
Punches: Heart to Heart#119881, Small Heart #117193, Scallop Edge Border#119882, 1&3/4 Circle Punch#119850
The paper is from Stampin' Up's Love Bundle- great paper for scrapbooking too!

Love to all!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Warm Wishes

Brrrrrr.... we are just digging out of all the snow that fell these past few days and now the temps are below freezing so I thought I would send out warm wishes to all!

The flower is from the Build A Blossom set available now in Stampin' Up's Spring Mini! I embossed Whisper White card stock with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and used Marina Blue paper for a touch of color. It works well! The petals are stamped with Pixie Pink Ink- no longer available- on Pretty in Pink Paper and the leaves are stamped with Wild Wasabi ink on Certainly Celery paper. All the colors are available in the Subtles Collection so you can really save money!!

Warm Wishes to all!

Stampin' Up items used:
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Pretty in Pink #100459, Marina Mist #119682, Certainly Celery #105125 OR the Subtles Paper Collection #119704 includes all the above colors!
Inks: Marina Mist #119668, Wild Wasabi #109014
Stamp Set: Build a Blossom #121994
Accessories : Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder#120175, Antique Brads #117273

The Warm Wishes Stamp is discontinued but I use what I have to save money.