Friday, May 31, 2013

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

Friday, May 24, 2013

Gee, Thanks Smokey Slate

Still working on using up those Pressed Clay blossoms that I made the other day.
Here I have paired them up with the new Smokey Slate card stock along with several elements from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit..

The "Gee, thanks" stamp is from the new stamp set Really Good Greetings.
Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Washi Tape & Pressed Clay Blossoms

This is the first time I have used Washi Tape.
What is Washi tape?  I have been seeing it but haven't been interested until now!
  “Washi Tape” comes from Japan, it is a paper tape that comes in pretty colors and patterns. It comes on a roll like regular sticky tape, and is often translucent and feels more like masking tape than paper.
On this card I just put some strips of the Gingham Garden designer washi tape onto Whisper White card stock, added some pressed clay blossoms and a greeting from the new hostess set Banner Greetings.
Makes for a quick fun card!

Happy Stampin'-

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gingham Garden & Pressed Clay Flower

In my last post I shared some pressed clay flowers that I made with the new Simply Pressed Clay and the  Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds available in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog that starts on June 1, 2013.
So here is the first card that I have made using a pressed clay flower:
These flowers are so lightweight and adhere easily with mini glue dots.

The designer series paper featured on the card is from Gingham Garden.
The greeting is stamped in Melon Mambo with a stamp from the set Sassy Salutations.
Will be posting more cards using the pressed clay flowers so check back.
Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Simply Pressed Clay Blossoms

Another sneak peek at a fun new item in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog.
The items used to make these cute flowers are the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds and the Simply Pressed Clay.
Last night I made up several flowers with the white molding clay.  You can dye the clay with ink but I wanted to color the flowers with markers so I left the clay white.  I also just pressed a couple of the flowers into the ink pad for colors I didn't have the new markers for yet - Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.
I only did the flowers because I was having trouble with getting the buttons to come out of the mold with out ruining them.  Will have to work on that some more.

These are great!  you can make up a bunch, just leave them white and then color to match your project!
Now to use them on something.  I just colored without a plan here.
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, May 17, 2013

Secret Garden & Really Good Greetings

I am working on a quilt with these fun, large dots and the colors were reminding me of Stampin' Up! colors which then inspired me to get out some stamps, paper and ink and make a card!

As I am sewing these cute dots on the background fabric I am thinking...Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit, Costal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Whisper White.

For the flowers I used the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framlits dies.
The greeting is from the Really Good Greetings stamp set in the new catalog along with the Gingham wheel - both will be available starting in June!

Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mosaic Madness

Another peek at new items from the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog.
This card features the stamp set Mosiac Madness and coordinating Mosaic punch.
Also featured is the stamp set Really Good Greetings and three new In-Colors - Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, and Crisp Cantaloupe.
I haven't been stamping as much as sewing lately and was very sad that Stampin' Up! doesn't have fabric in the new catalog.
Speaking of sewing...I just have to share a photo of my new toy I got at a yard sale today...

I was so excited and it works great!
I will still be stamping in between sewing...
Happy Stampin'-

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wildflower Meadow Tag

Lots of fun new items in the 2013 -2014 Catalog!
I have gotten a few things and haven't even played with them, just looked at them....
so I thought today I would give you a little sneak peek at a new item.
Love this new stamp, Wildflower Meadow, with the coordnating Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder.
And how about this new In-Color, Coastal Cabana?  Love the new In-Colors!
The little banner is from a hostess set called Banner Greetings.
Happy Stampin'-

Monday, May 6, 2013

Forever Young Mother's Day Card

The Forever Young stamp set is retiring and I have not used it nearly enough!
This card uses the new In-Color Crisp is so pretty.

To change the color of the Doily I brayered Crisp Cantaloupe ink onto it.
Other supplies used:
Delightful Dozen stamp set
Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock
Early Espresso ink
Honeycomb embossing folder
Labels Collection framlits dies
Designer Frames embossing folder
Extra-Large Oval punch
Victoria Crochet Trim
I stamped the tree image with Crisp Cantaloupe on the front of a Crumb Cake envelope.
Happy Stampin'-

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

See the Possibilities with Photopolymer Stamps

Two new photoplymer stamps sets are now available along with an online class.
Check out the flyer HERE for more information!

May Best of Brides & Babies

The May "Best of" stamp set is now available.
See flyer with more info HERE.