Monday, January 21, 2008

Always Boho Valentine

As I was putting together some scraps here, and ended up with something kind of cute. Not a lot of brain power or time were wasted, basically.

  • Paper: Creamy Caramel, some random unknown pink paper, Green Gable, Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Stazon Opaque Cotton White
  • Accessories: Celery grosgrain ribbon, Hobby Lobby gems, staples, Cotton Candy Ranger Stickles, Mini Glue Dots to adhere the pink gems
  • Stamps: Always, Boho Backgrounds, Toucan of My Love (sentiment)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bonjour, Le Tour

With Valentine's Day approaching soon, it's practically impossible to NOT think of all things French as romantic and fitting for the season. For this simple Valentine greeting, I used my never-before-inked En Francais background stamp and paired it with an Eiffel Tower image, which are a dime a dozen, and can be found on most stamp store shelves. C'est magnifique!

  • Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Accessories: Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up! and Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps: En Francais by SU, Stampabilities Bonjour

Friday, January 18, 2008

You are one of a kind

Tonight I found a new blog to go to for ideas and inspiration, and that's where I found this. I wanted to use my new Bali Designer Series paper and these colors are a favorite combination. This was my first time to use my One of a Kind Stamp set and I know it's going to be a fun one.

  • Paper: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Bali Breeze, all by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Pumpking Pie and blender pen for flower
  • Tools and Accessories: Silver Brad, Sherbet Ribbon Originals, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects, Pop-Up Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps: One of a Kind by Stampin' Up!

you mean everything to me

Here's more of the Always stamp set with two other sentiments:

you mean everything to me.

I also used Stampin' Up! pink taffeta ribbon and the Stazon Timber Brown ink. I like this version the best.

always on my mind--forever in my heart

This is such a fun new set ((Always--see the previous post) and I know I'm going to use it often. Here I've added some more depth to my first design, using the following tools or accessories:
  • Crop-o-dile (to punch holes evenly)
  • Hodgepode Hardware
  • Twill Tape
  • Sponge (for edges of heart and vanilla cardstock)
  • Slit punch to create scallop edge on Creamy Caramel cardstock
  • Distressing tool

always on my mind

Keeping it simple here, I've used my Always stamp set for the first time.

  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink cardstock

  • Ink: Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up!

  • Embellishments: Silver brads and pink ribbon by Stampin' Up!

  • Tools: purple handheld punch Fiskars

  • Stamps: Always by Stampin' Up!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Here's my first card of the year to create and post! Thanks, Lisa, for the inspiration.
  • Paper: Red gift wrap paper at Hobby Lobby, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red from SU

  • Ribbon: 15/16" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon from SU, white twine from Albertson's grocery
  • Tools: EK Designs Whale of a Punch Folk Heart Punch, SU Medium Folk Heart Punch

  • Ink: Craft White from Stampin' Up

  • Stamp: Wonderful Words

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Enjoying my Christmas cards

Thank you to everyone who sent me wonderful Christmas cards. My sister, Julie, sent this handmade creation and I wanted to post it. I love her handy work and appreciate receiving cards like this made with TLC, AND each and every single card that was manufactured and addressed to me and the family individually. It is a remarkable tradition, the giving and receiving of Christmas cards, to be remembered at least once a year by either brand new or lifelong friends and family. Happy new year!