Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge #57

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!! Hope your week is going well. I wanted to share with you the card I made for the latest challenge over at The Dynamic Duos. This week's challenge is to use Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black colors for your project. So, I'm giving a workshop for a brand new customer on Friday, and she wanted to learn how to do the chalkboard technique. With that in mind, I thought this would be perfect for this challenge. The stamp set is a new hostess set available in the new 2013/2014 catalog called Simply Sketched. I think it's a great set to show off this technique too since it looks hand sketched. I wanted something clean and simple for this workshop as the gals are new to paper crafting. I think they're going to have fun with it.

I hope you have a nice evening, and if you get the chance, head on over to The Dynamic Duos and check out all the cute projects. Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!

Hi everyone! Happy Father's Day!! This will be short as I'm having everyone over for brunch and need to get cooking, but I wanted to be sure to and wish everyone a happy day. This card was from our May club meeting and is perfect for the sailor in your family!! lol I was going to share the cute card I made for DH, but when I uploaded the pics, only the inside made it to the computer. oops! Oh well, so  I thought I'd share one of my favorite pictures of my dad and me instead. He' celebrating in Heaven again today, but he's definitely in our hearts this morning!
This shows you one of my many projects on my list....scanning my wedding album!! ;) Well, I hope you have a wonderful day and spend it with the dad's in you life. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sorry I'm Latte

Hello everyone! Hope you're weekend was good. Since it was so hot outside, we decided to just enjoy the day at home. I was able to get in my scrap room for a little bit to make a couple of cards. I wanted to share the one I made for one of my girlfriends. Hopefully she won't read this until she gets her card though! ;) Her birthday was last week (oops!) and with all the "stuff" going on, I wasn't able to get her card done. I like to make very personalized cards and you'd think I'd get them done well ahead of time....good plan, but not well executed. :)

I made this card entirely from scraps in my stash, and do I have a stash!!! lol I could probably wallpaper a couple of houses with that stash too. I pulled out my Cricut which was getting a little dusty since I became a demonstrator. I used the Love a Latte Lite cartridge for the cup and used the new Artisan Label punch from SU! for the sentiment.

Well, guess it's time to get ready for the week. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

Other products used:

Card stock: Stampin' Up! and Recollection
Printed Paper: Unknown
Stamp sets: Scrappy Moms and Hero Arts
Ink: Stampin' Up! Choc Chip and Crumb Cake
Stickles: Distressed Vintage Photo
Liquid Pearls: Dark Choclate
Glitter Pen: Martha Stewart

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge #56

Hey everyone! How's your weekend going so far? It's really hot here, so just one more reason to stay in and play in my craft room. I was already planning to be in there to prep for a couple of workshops, so I thought I'd create something for the new challenge over at Dynamic Duos. The challenge for this week is to use the colors Soft Suede and Blushing Bride. I wasn't a big fan of Blushing Bride when it was an In Color in 2010, but I'm over it. lol It looks really good with Soft Suede.

I used a stamp set from Sale-a-bration that I absolutely love! I really wish it was in the new catalog. It's called Feeling Sentimental and has the cutest old fashioned stamps in it. You just have to distress your project when using these stamps! I distressed the embossed mat with ink and scissors on the sentiment mats. The ribbon is actually white and I dyed it with the Blushing Bride ink pad.

Well, hope you have a great evening, and as always, thank you for stopping by.

All supplies from SU!

Ink: Soft Suede
Card stock: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental
Embossing Folder: Argyle
Ribbon: Whisper White Organza
Basic Pearl Jewels

Friday, June 7, 2013

The New Catalog is Here!

Hello everyone! It's time for 2013/2014 catalog!! You should see my Wish List!! lol

Ready for the weekend? I sure am! It's been one of those weeks, just never enough hours to get everything done that is on my list!! And to top it off, we are in the middle of a heat wave. Yuck! Hello summer!! I know we get heat here in Redding, but not like this so early in the season. This is more like July and August weather. 106 today and tomorrow it's supposed to be 113. So, this will be the perfect weekend to stay in and craft with goodies from the new catalog!!

I wanted to share the card we made at my open house last weekend for the launch of the new 2013/2014 catalog. The ladies had a blast chatting and playing with the new product. They really loved the new embossing folder with coordinating stamp and I love the color renovation that SU! did this year, it all really goes together so well.

Here's the list of items we used:

Card stock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo
Marker: Island Indigo
Stamp set/Embossing Folder Bundle: Wildflower Meadow
Fabulous Pharases Stamp Set
Modern Label, Word Window, Boho Blossoms punches
Basic Pearls
Dazzling Details

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!