Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Masculine Cards

These are some cards that I had designed for the Masculine cards class that I had to cancel due to my basement flooding. Hopefully will have everything back together again in the next couple of weeks or sooner. This card features the stamp set Best Dad Ever from the Summer Mini Catalog and the Define Your Life stamp set. I used Stampin' Write Markers in Basic Black and Real Red to color the ties before stamping.

This card uses the Lovely As a Tree stamp set that has been in the main catalog since 2001, hope it sticks around for the next catalog - it's a great stamp set! The "happy birthday" came fromt the Best Dad Ever set. I used Stampin' Pastels and Sponge Daubers to add color to the tree and ground. The newspring is from the Special Edition desinger series paper.

I just love this Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expediton designer series paper from the Summer Mini Catalog. I heat embossed the anchor with Silver emboss powder, cut it out and tied it on with some Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine. I stamped the "ships log" and used the Spiral Border punch on the edge then crumpled up the paper a bit - looks good!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Baker's Twine

I ordered a cute necklace the other day from an Etsy shop, Funky Vintage Lovely, and it came all wrapped up in this cute box. Doesn't that twine just add the perfect touch? It looks just like the Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog, item #123125.

Here is the cute necklace that I had ordered. I just had to have it. Remember the card I made back in April with this saying? See the April post on British Springtime Vintage. http://stampinonthecamasprairie.blogspot.com/2011/04/brittish-springtime-vintage.html

Have a great Memorial Day!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rippin' out the Carpet

Took a few photos as we started ripping the carpet out of My Stampin' Studio after the basement flooded.

My husband has been working on getting the glue off the floor and then I think I will just paint it and call it good. I need my Stampin' Room back!!! Everything is boxed up and in the garage and I am going through stamping withdrawls.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Graduation Card

Here is a simple gift card that I made for Graduation cards this year. It is made with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock, scored at 2 3/4" from either end. On one end use a circle punch to punch a half circle and adhere the sides of the flap closed with sticky strip for a nice little pocket for a gift card of money.

Supplies used:

111254 - Classic Stars Jumbo wheel

123311, wood or 123313, clear - Happy Greetings stamp set

102283 - VersaMark pad

109131 - Silver emboss powder

100005 - Heat Tool

111350 - Pacific Point card stock

120968 - Pacific Point stampin' write marker

100730 - Whisper White card stock

100712 - Brushed Silver card stock
119861 - 1-1/4" circle punch

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Cousin!

Just wanted to share this pretty card I made for my cousin's birthday, which is today!
Happy birthday Teri!

I embossed the flowers and leaves from the Fabulous Florets stamp set with white embossing powder on Shimmery White paper and then watercolored with ink refil and an aquapainter.

Supplies used:

123025, wood or 123027, clear - Fabulous Florets stamp set

115068 - Sincere Salutations stamp set

119277 - Elegant Lines embossing folder

101910 - Shimmery White card stock

119682 - Marina Mist card stock

119787 - Marina Mist ink refil

109020 - Wild Wasabi ink refil

119668 - Marina Mist classic ink pad

102283 - VeraMark pad

109132 - White emboss powder

103954 - Aqua Painter

119856 - Scallop Oval punch

119855 - Oval punch

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Stampin' Studio Flooded

No pictures of anything today. I would have had a photo of my flooded basement if I had not been so busy getting all the water out of it! Thought about it afterwards. Right now I do not have a Stampin' Studio. Busy hauling my stuff out to the garage and then will be ripping out the carpeting and getting a new floor at some point.
At this point all classes will be canceled. I will keep you posted and let you know when I will be back in business.
I have some cards that I have photos of and will post when I get a chance to later.

There are lots of great ideas at my Stampin' Up! website and you can always shop online anytime. Check it out at www.stampinontheprairie.stampinup.net

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Tangerine Tango

Tangeringe Tango. Doesn't that name just sound fun!
I am so liking orange this season. It is such a happy color, it just makes me smile. I wouldn't normally go for orange if given a choice, but I have been picking orange a lot in my card making lately. Here are some samples I have made using Tangerine Tango:
I watercolored these flowers from the Fabulous Florets stamp set with Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight.

Tangering Tango is one of the colors in the designer series paper, Beyond the Garden, which I used in these last two samples.

Okay, so if those cards just don't make you feel bright and cheery, I don't know what would.

Hope you enjoyed them.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pretty Postage 3x3 Cards

Still on my Baja Breeze, Black, and White kick. The new stamp set Pretty Postage along with the Postage Stamp punch, both from the Summer Mini catalog, make card making fast and simple.

Supplies Used:

123095, wood or 123097, clear - Pretty Postage stamp set

122344 - Postage Stamp punch

119877 - 1-3/8" Square Extra Large punch

119958 - Whisper White 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

121075 - Textured Card stock - Subtles collection (Baja Breeze)

121045 - Basic Black card stock

100730 - Whisper White card stock

100082 - Basic Black Stampin' Write marker

120965 - Baja Breeze Stampin' Write marker

104430 - Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Masculine Cards Class

I don't know about you, but I am always making "girly" cards and rarely have "guy" cards when I need them.

So, I am offering a class making all "guy" cards, no flowers allowed.

I have 2 dates for this class:

Tuesday, May 31, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday, June 1, 1:00-3:00 pm

Cost is $10.

Please sign up and prepay by May 27.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom!

This is the card I made for my mother's birthday. The Elizabeth stamp (#117120) is so beautiful and simple to use, you really don't need anything else. I used one of my favorite color combos: Baja Breeze, Basic Black and Whisper White. Using an Aqua Painter and Baja Breeze ink I watercolored the image and then added some small pearls to finish it off.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Swap Cards 3

Here are the last of the Summer Mini catalog swap cards I recieved.
This cute flip-flop card was made by Tina Taves. She used the Sunny Fun and Happy Greetings stamp sets. Love the little rhinestones on the flip-flops!

Frances Hicks created this card using the new embossing folder Flower Garden along with the Fabulous Florets stamp set and Beyond the Garden designer series paper.

The last card I have to share with you was made by Gail O'Neill and features the Flower Fest stamp set which has several images that work with punches. This one uses the extra-large scallop circle punch.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Swap Cards 2

More Summer Mini Catalog swap cards. Forgot to add my swap card yesterday with all the other nautical cards I posted, so here it is. I used the Sail Away stamp (love that sailboat!), The Open Sea stamp set (compass), and the On the Grow stamp set for the saying. The background paper if from the Nautical Expedition designer series paper.

This card was made by Karen Philipp and uses the On the Grow stamp set and Beyond the Garden designer series paper. I love how she used the Crystal Effects on the jar the flowers are in!

Jessica Hill made this card using the Fabulous Florets stamp set and the Beyond the Garden designer series paper. Love the layout and the colors, just makes me happy to look at it!

I just loved this card, made by Lori Mueller, the minute I saw it. I don't think I would have thought of combining those papers, but they are great together! She used the On the Grow and Happy Greetings stamp sets along with the Beyond the Garden designer series paper from the Summer Mini Catalog.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Swap Cards

I have some beautiful cards to share with you from a Summer Mini Catalog swap that I participated in. This card was made by Nicole Baruth using the Sail Away stamp and the Nautical Expedition designer series paper.

This card, made by Kathleen Hopperstad, also uses some of the Nautical Expedition designer series paper and The Open Sea stamp set.

Carrie Sampsel made this card which also features The Open Sea stamp set and the Nautical Expedition designer series paper.

Love the use of the brads in all these cards!

I'll post some more swap cards tomorrow.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Strength and Hope

Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength and Hope set and Strength and Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I created this card using the Strength and Hope stamp set. Love the butterfly in this set.

I stamped the butterfly in Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Pink Piroutte. Around the edges I added some Iridescent Ice embossing powder to add a little sparkle.

118100, wood or 123660, clear - Strength & Hope stamp set

124475 - Strength & Hope digital kit

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Word Play - 30% Off

It's National Scrapbooking Month and Stampin' Up! has 30% off select scrapbooking stamp sets!

One of the stamp sets on sale this month is Word Play (see above images). I have been wanting this stamp set and finally purchased it last month. Now its on sale!!!!! Just my luck.
So, if this is a stamp set you have had your eye on now is the time to purchase it!

Here are some samples I made up the other day using the Word Play stamp set and the Greenhouse Gala designer series paper.

120308, wood or 120651, clear - Word Play stamp set (30% off this month only)

117167 - Greenhouse Gala designer series paper

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May Flowers Card Class

I am so ready for some springtime and flowers that I decided to create my own!

Here is a sneak peek at a couple of the cards you will be making in this class:
May Flowers Card Class will feature 4 cards made with a flower theme using new products from the Summer Mini Catalog.
The class is scheduled for Friday, May 13 with two time slots to choose from - 1-3 pm or 6:30-8:30 pm.
Cost is $10.00
Please sign up and pre-pay by May 11 to reserve your spot in this class.
Please bring double-sided adhesive, all other materials provided.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog

Click on the Summer Mini Catalog link in the side bar to see all the great new items!

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