Monday, May 31, 2010

Isn't this card gorgeous? I received it from Beth Beaty, the winner of my blog candy a couple weeks ago during the VC_Rocks blog hop. She used a template provided by her SU demonstrator, Susy Miller, to make it. I love that it is only two colors and has several layers (each heart is a different layer, too). Thank you, Beth, for the lovely card and for allowing me to share it here with my friends.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Been out of town for a few days attending a professional conference for work so haven't had time to post anything new. Maybe I can make it up to you by posting this card made with a set from the upcoming catalog and idea book. This card is a CASE from one posted to SCS by Amy Fitz. The set is called Awash with Flowers. With 18 stamps in the set, there are so many possibilities to create gorgeous cards and projects!

Monday, May 17, 2010

We have a winner! drum roll, please... Congratulations to Beth Beaty, winner of the blog candy I offered during the VC_Rocks blog hop this past weekend. Beth, if you will email your mailing address to me (click on the E-mail icon just below on the left) I will get the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper pad on its way to you!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome to my blog! You may have arrived here from Alexandria's blog Ready Craft Create . To start at the beginning and see more than 20 gorgeous cards and other papercraft projects, go the VC_Rocks blog . This is the first time I've been part of a blog hop and am pretty excited about it. It is one of several that will be sponsored by VC_Rocks! this summer. VC_Rocks! is a "virtual convention" for those of us who love Stampin' Up! We meet online from April to August every year sharing our creativity through swaps, make & takes, challenges, and classes and making wonderful friendships based on our common interest in stamping and Stampin' Up! This is my third year and it is a blast! New members will be accepted through May 30 so if you'd like to join us, go to The project I have to share is one that was designed by Joyce Pacer and made with items from the new summer mini catalog.

Start by spritzing a piece of Naturals White card stock with the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz and set it aside to dry. The standard size card base (8 1/2 " x 5 1/2" then scored and folded at 4 1/4") is also Naturals White card stock. Next, cut the remaining card stock: Certainly Celery 4 1/4" x 1 1/2", Elegant Eggplant 4" x 2 1/4", Whisper White 3 3/4" x 2" and Presto Patterns Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3/4". Using a Stampin' Sponge, apply Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose Classic ink to the Presto Patterns DSP. Begin with the lighter color (PiP) then add the Rose to give it some shading and variation. Punch two opposite corners with the Scallop Trim corner punch.

Using Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green Stampin' Write markers, color the rubber on the stamp to color the image. Use a So Saffron marker to color the center of the flower. Stamp the image on the Whisper White card stock. Adhere it to the piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock.

Adhere the Presto Patterns DSP to the front of the card and adhere the Certainly Celery to the left side of the Presto Patterns DSP. Adhere the matted image to the CC card stock. Using the Elegant Eggplant marker, color the rubber of the sentiment stamp and stamp on the piece of Naturals White card stock that was spritzed earlier. Punch the sentiment with the large oval punch.

Punch a piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock with the scalloped oval punch. Layer the punched sentiment on the EE card stock and adhere. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere layered sentiment to the card.

Thanks for stopping by! Subcribe or follow my blog and be entered into a drawing for some fun blog candy! I'm giving away an SU designer series paper pad! Random drawing on Monday, May 17th so be sure to check back to see if you're the winner!

Your next stop on the hop will be Carolyn Sharkas' blog Inking the Night Away.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My "day job" has kept me way to busy lately to do much stamping or posting projects here but I do have a card to share today that I made quite some time ago and uses a fun technique. The colorful, swirly background was made using the shaving cream technique and a few drops of reinker. I used Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Melon Mambo. The card stock is Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White. The giraffe is from the Animal Stories stamp set and stamped in Dusty Durango Classic ink. A very fun and easy card!