Thursday, June 30, 2011

CASEing sample #3

This case comes from the wonderfully talented Sandy Hancock.

I loved this card for a few different reasons.

1. It's simple yet classy.

2. It uses the Brushed Gold cardstock. (which I think gets overlooked)

3. And did I mention that it was simple, yet classy? Did you see that little bit of bling on that ring? Love it!!!!

We had a wedding to go to on Friday night and I needed a card quickly. For some reason I don't have a stash of wedding cards. I need to change that. So, remembering this cute card I saw made by Sandy Hancock, I whipped it out really quickly.
It uses the stamp set Word Play for the sentiment and the Elegant Lines embossing folder.

I am having surgery today, so hopefully it all goes well and I can get back to crafting and playing with paper really soon. I have to get better soon, because I'm going to Convention and that is in 12 days.....I am so excited.

Thanks for peeking in today.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CASEing sample #2

This card was CASE'd from Laurie Zoellmer. I love the simplicity of this card. It is a lot like the card we made at June's club, but a little simpler. I wanted the ladies to see that are so many different ways that you can use that great Flower Garden embossing folder and the embossing powders as well.

I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set and I am soooo glad that it made it into the new Stampin Up catalog this year. For the sentiment I used the Happy Greetings stamp set, which sadly did NOT make it into the new catalog.

Thanks for inspiration Laurie.

Thanks for peeking in today.

Tomorrow I have another great case of a wedding card I made.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CASEing sample #1

I have to say that I love Stampin Connection. It is a website for Stampin Up demonstrators to share their projects and ideas with other demonstrators. I have CASE'd many of these cards, maybe giving them a little twist to make them my own, but usually just copy them straight out. There are some pretty talented people out there in blogosphere.

This card was originally done by Teresa Giordano. I thought it was simple, sweet and too darn cute. It uses the Fancy Flower punch and for the leaves I used the Build a Blossom punch. The buttons are some buttons I had from Mini catalogs that are no longer available for purchase, but could easily be replaced with other buttons from the catalog. The sentiment is from the Happy Greetings stamp set in the Summer Mini catalog.

Super easy, and super cute!!!

Thanks for peeking in today.

Monday, June 27, 2011

June club projects

June's club has come and gone, but because I had a few ladies that weren't able to make it that night, I am posting the projects here on my blog so they can see what they missed.

This card was to use the new stampin emboss colors of Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango. I also wanted to use two of the punches that are going away. The smallest oval punch and the designers punch.....but alas....they are all gone.
This is the other card we made. This card was to show the ladies how to use the sponge daubers. We just put a little ink from the ink pad on a sponge dauber and rubbed it over the embossed image to give it a little color.
This was a fast and easy card to make, but looks really nice. You could whip out a stack of these in no time for a nice gift. This card also used the Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon which is going away after June 30th.

Then we made these adorable little cake slice boxes. We only made one each, but when you put 12 together you get a really cute "faux" cake that is perfect for a birthday party, or shower, or whatever you want it to be for.

Here is a side view.

And here we have one opened to show you can put treats inside for the party favor. Cute idea huh?

So, these were our June club projects. I am so excited for July's club meeting. I have NO idea what we will be making yet. I will have to wait until after convention to see what fun and exciting things they teach us there. I know there will be something ..... if not many things.....that I will want to come home and share with my wonderful club ladies.

I do have some fun cards that I made from casing (copy and share everything) some very talented ladies from Stampin Connection.

I will share some of those with you tomorrow.

Thanks for peeking in.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Playing with On The Grow

The other day I thought it would be fun to play with the new On The Grow stamp set and this is what evolved.

I stamped it with Staz On Ink and then colored it in with Stampin Up markers. I added a little dazzling diamonds to the vase and the center of the flowers. It gives it a little bit of bling. It looks so much better in real me. I added a button on the bottom with some of the new Bakers Twine for a little fun.
For the sentiment I used the Happy Greetings from the Summer Mini catalog and then just used the word window punch.
Easy Peasy.

I think I've figured out the problem and hope to have more posts now that bloggers working.

Thanks for peeking in.
Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Birthday

Okay, I'm going to try this one more time....hahahaha

I figure if I do this with just a few pictures that maybe I can get a decent post up. My main computer is still not letting me download pictures right now, and blogger is giving me grief on that computer. So, for now it's blogging on my laptop, which freaks out on me occasionally and I lose patience and give up.

Anyway, onto the card I made.

My oldest daughter just celebrated her 30th birthday, and this is the card I made for her.

I saw this card on Stampin Connection, and I'm sorry I don't remember whose it was....if you know, please leave a comment and I will give them the credit.
I LOVE the new layer punches!!!!! There are so many fun things that you can do with them. This card is just one example of that.

So, excuse my messy blog for now. I'm hoping to clean it up and get back to the clean and simple way of blogging.

Until then, thanks for peeking in and have a great day.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Not lost, just frustrated....

OMGosh. I am sooo darn frustrated with my computer and Blogger. I haven't posted in forever because, everytime I try to blog something, I want to throw the darn computer through the window. I don't know what the problem is, but I really need to figure it out.

Anyway, enough of my woo's. Let's get to the task at hand.

This is the latest card I've made.....and yes....I cased it. I just had to. It's too darn cute not to. I think the next one I make will NOT have so much bling on it though. I cased this cute card from Vicki Burdick. Love her work.

How cute are these flowers. I just stamped the flower from the new Flower Fest stamp set....which I am happy to say made it into the new catalog...woo hoo....I stamped it with White Craft Ink and then embossed it with White embossing flower. I stamped two flowers for each flower. I then cut them out and cut out the little flower piece on top and attached it with a stampin dimensional. Love it!!!

Then I had to give the inside some love too.

Then one last look at this fun card again. I love this DSP and will be sad when it's gone.

Thanks for peeking in today. I hope to figure out the problems and post more cute pictures, because I got my new stuff from the new catalog and have lots of fun things I want to make and post on here.