Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Loads of Love for 2 Card Sketches!

This is my card for "Our Creative Corner" which is the card sketch design, and also for the "Color Throwdown" challenge using Bordering Blue, Rose Red and Pink Pirouette! " entry. I chose the fun "Loads of Love" stamp set for these challenges. It was alot of fun working with the sketch and the colors. I am always stretched when I try one of these, and learn from all the other wonderful and talented stampers who submit their entries.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge

I wanted to try this Color Throwdown Challenge and chose the snails from the "Garden Whimsey" set because I was thinking it would be nice if summer would just slow down!!! One more month and I head back to substitute teaching and early mornings! I'm not ready yet! But my card actually turned into a "Happy Retirement" card, because the snails just seemed to fit!!! Certainly Celery cardstock was embossed with the dotted swiss cuddlebug folder and layered on Chocolate Chip textured cardstock then some Perfect Plum. My snails are inked in the challenge colors and mounted on a square scallop punch of textured Chocolate Chip. I popped them up on a little stampin dimentional. I just happened to have some retired Ribbon Originals to top it off! Can't wait to give this card to a coworker who is retiring soon where I work part time ( Coldwater Creek !)
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Mojo Monday!

For this Mojo Monday sketch I used the Garden Whimsey stamp set with the Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper and Melon Mambo cardstock. I roughed off the circles with my distressing tool. After stamping the butterfly in Crushed Curry I used the rock n roll technique, rolling her in Only Orange then snipped her out and let her sit on some stampin dimentionals! Add some coordinating ribbon and a few "blings" for the body of the butterfly and we have a colorful little card!
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Time for Tags!

Using the Level 2 Hostess Set, "Christmas Punch" and the small box pattern which is so easy, I made my own version of Christmas tags.
My colors are retired Riding Hood Red and Baja Blue just because I still love these colors! I also used several punches as you can tell:
Small Tag punch, Large oval, Scallop Oval, and Curly Label. Some silver cord, Baja Blue retired ribbon and red hemp twine "tied" it all up. My box is made of Baja Blue and Riding Hood Red cardstock. Do you realize Christmas is only 5 months away?!!! Just follow this post for directions for the tag box!
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Animal Stories for Isaac!

My my new little grandson inspired this card! He is 2 months old and it won't be long before I am reading animal stories to him! This card is also for my Mojo Monday sketch. I used the new Tall Tales designer series paper for my background. But the funky giraffe is stamped in Crushed Curry. I created my letters with the Naturally Serif Sizzlet Die strips in Rich Razzleberry cardstock. The ribbon coordinates and the punch adds a playful touch. The center of the punch is from the Razzle Dazzle stamp set.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge

I decided to try this color challenge, something I havn't done before! I had to use the colors Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Kiwi Kiss. Upsy Daisey is the stampset I decided to use and I colored the images with my markers in the required colors. I used the same colors for my cardstock and brought out my Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon to top off my card. I red rhinestone brad sparkles up the strip of designer paper. The faded image in back of daisey's is "Friends 24-7."
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"Autumn Days"

This is one of the new stamp sets and if you like the nature look, this is such a wonderful set called "Autumn Days." It also has a pinecone and everygreen bough, and a some wheat stalks, great for backgrounds. I stamped the pheasant in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla, with Dusty Durango providing the card base. Kraft cardstock and linen thread give the card a rustic look. The pheasant was also stamped on a round punch and then added on top of my pheasant for some dimention. Using the distressing tool, I scored the edges of the Kraft cardstock. I also sponged on some Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry. Fall is just around the corner!
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Animal Stories!

This cute stamp set has a funky giraffe, elephant, owl and whale. It is one of the new Stampin Up! sets. It also has this fun designer series paper to go with it called Tall Tales. So, I used a Mojo Monday sketch to come up with this card. I have never posted on Mojo Monday before, but thought I would give it a try. Using the accent color Bermuda Bay, I colored the whale with the coordinating marker. The other colors are So Saffron and Chocolate Chip. The scallop punch and a brass brad top off the accent, along with So Saffron ribbon.
Come to my "Get the Scoop" party this Sunday and try out some new Stampin Up! products and a scoop of ice cream too! Go to my Stampin Up! website for details.
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Wonderful Offer!

I became a demonstrator when this mini starter set was offered 3 years ago!

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!
Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!
The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including
For All You Do stamp set
In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes
Four stamp sets
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Stampin' Pastels
Card stock
Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
Five Classic Stampin' Pads
VersaMark Pad
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Blender pens
Business forms and tools
These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!Benefits of Becoming a DemonstratorWhether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:
Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision! See the Compensation Table for more information.
Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.
Just go to my website to sign up. You can email me with any questions. Join my "Joy Stampers" team! (

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Razzle Dazzle Razzleberry !

The new In Colors are rich and vibrant! This card is made from the Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ribbon, with a little touch of Crushed Current framing the stamp set...Razzle Dazzle...of course! I punched out the little flower in the set and put it in a Build a Brad. A strip of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper provides a background for this unique stamp. I can see using it in a multitude of ways. Be sure to check out future postings of new sets and accessories! You can order from the new catalog now...go to my website any time to place your order. You can access the new catalog by clicking on the picture at the right of this post!
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