Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June Club

So sorry for my delay in posting. I have had a little bit of drama with my camera situation! I am so sad that this Stampin' Up! stamp set, Nursery Necessities, is retiring this month! It's my favorite baby set EVER! I have never done a baby card for our club, so I thought this would be the perfect time! I also wanted to try a "functional" card. So this is a "spinner" card. The little star spins down the card. It's so cute!
Supplies: So Saffron Card stock, Bashful blue DSP, Buttons sizzix die, abc roller, nursery necessities stamp set, Basic Gray classic ink, Versamark, two pennies, star punch, a gazzilion dimensionals.

At convention year before last they demonstrated using paper towel rolls for little cups, then of course cover them with cuteness and there we have it. Well, I have been sporatically saving my paper towel rolls to do something with them. I saw somewhere someone made a little firecracker with this set, so I thought that would be the perfect project for my PT rolls!
Supplies: paper towel roll, star punches, Red, White, Blue jumbo roller, Real Red and whisper white 1/4 grosgrain ribbon, not quite navy, real red classic ink pad. All Stampin' Up!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

love at first sight

Okay, when I saw this set in the catalog for an early preview i was in LOVE! Then when I saw (at midnight june 1st) that i got to preorder it i was in HEAVEN! This might be one of my most favorite sets! I've already made 4 cards with it and I love each one of them! I love the new in colors...this card features Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz and the returning Baja Breeze and a smidge of So Saffron. I love that we have markers for everything. So anyway, Here's my card....

Friday, June 11, 2010

Marker storage

I know I can't be the only person in the world with a dilemma right now (well not really me anymore) but when Stampin Up comes out with 18 NEW markers and the case (that I didn't have anyway) only holds 48 and you now have 76 markers! That's a problem. I took matters into my own hands and purchased a $2.68 piece of foam board and went to work. It was a little tricky since I've never in my life worked with it (and if I did it again-and I might- I would use a new blade in the craft knife). There were a couple of tutorials for other items similar to this, so I decided my dimensions and got busy. Here is my end result. Good thing my picture is low quality, so you can't REALLY see how scabby it is :), but it houses my markers in a nice visual way. I love it. I think I may cover it with some DSP or something. For now I love it just the way it is!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


This time of year is like Christmas for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! I got this set as a preorder with the new core colors. I LOVE the new colors. The renovation was SOOOO needed. Anyway, this set has several other cool items, but the eiffel tower was my least favorite so I told myself I HAD to make something with it. I had a vision of the tower at night so I thought I'd play with it. It turned out okay I suppose. I stamped the keys out in Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, and Daffodil Delight, then cut them out and stuck them on the tiny 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon.