Tuesday, June 26, 2007

And now, for the rest of those cards!

I wanted to share the rest of the cards we made at Stamp Camp. The first one was made with a set SU made everything to coordinate - 2 stamp sets, wheels, paper... and most of it will be in the new catalog! I am getting mine today via UPS! Guess what I will be doing tonight!!!!

Stamps: Polka Dots and Paisley
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Misc: Split punch (doesn't it make the cutest scallop border?)

I so love that Stampin Up came out with some doodle type sets. They are so current and fun! I am going to miss Doodle That, but at least Doodle This is staying around. And it is getting a matching wheel!

The petals of the flowers were colored with the dye in pads. Just squeeze the top while closed, and the ink will get deposited on the lid. You can then use the Blender Pens to watercolor. To create the extra depth of shading, I went over one side of each petal a second time, and then put dots on with our white gel pen.

Stamps: Doodle This, Doodle That
Inks: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Vintage Violet, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Vintage Violet, So Saffron, Whisper White
Misc: White Get Pen, Grosgrain ribbon

The last card was a quick and easy one. Two colors, a bit of accent and we were done!

Stamps: Simply Circles, Riveted
Ink: Gable Green, Cool Caribbean
Cardstock: Gable Green, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Misc: Organdy Ribbon (did I mention those are going too - but there are some awfully cool ribbons coming)

That's it for this class. I'll see what else I can get up soon. For now, it is time to go to work!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cards that Rock and Roll

The theme (or technique) for the last Stampin' Up workshop I taught was Rock and Roll. It is a fun technique which gives colorful results. We also use retiring and mini catalog sets, so this is goodbye to most of these sets. So sad...

The first card is made with Bold Butterfly - and the smaller butterfly was just cut in half to make it look like he is flying sideways.

Stamps: Bold Butterfly, Flutter wheel, and Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Whisper White, Ruby Red
Ink: Versamarker (in the wheel cartridge), Summer Sun, Ruby Red and Cameo Coral

The card on the right (hopefully - let's just say I am still learning this...):

Stamps: Finest Flourishes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Au Chocolate Designer Paper
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Misc: Hodgepodge hardware, Grosgrain Ribbon

The stamps were inked with Real Red and then rolled on the edges with Chocolate Chip. Just love the aged texture on those flourishes! And, the fab designs of the Au Chocolate paper will be in the new catalog (just in a different color). YAY!!!

And the last card which used the Rock and Roll Technique... one of the best sets Stampin Up ever designed. I cannot believe I did not use this at workshops before. It is so much fun to layer and rock these to create really rich roses.

Stamp: Roses in Winter
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Marigold Morning and Shimmer White (wish you could see the shimmer underneath the color. YUM!)
Ink: Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Morning Marigold
Misc: Organdy Ribbon in white and silver cord (both gone as of the new catalog)

We also did three cards which did not use Rock and Roll, so I will try to post those later this week.

Actually, I visited a friend this weekend (hi Wendy!!!) and we scrapped all day Saturday, so I have tons of layouts to share too. Those still need a few embellishments, journaling and scanning, so they may take a bit longer. And I have some stunning photos from the Monterey Aquarium - wow is that place fabulous. I am in love with jelly fish!!! So, once I figure out where PSE is saving the photos, I'll try to share some of those.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Stampin Up retired accessories list

There are a few things I am sad to see go, but I am so excited about all the new stuff coming out... Maybe I need to order that square step punch.... he he

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Cards for men just seem harder, don't they? Almost everything I want to buy has flowers on it. Not very Father's Day appropriate, is it?

Well, I have been wanting to try those little origami shirts forever. Fortunately, a really talented blogger, Cambria Turnbow, had directions with photos that even the origami challenged can follow. So, I made my Father's Day card with it. Very fun and easy. Thanks for the inspiration and great directions Cambria!

This is quite an eclectic mix of supplies:

Patterned paper: Mustard Moon
Cardstock: Stampin' Up and Club Scrap
Ribbon: Michael's, Frazzles, and one unknown
Stamp: Stampin' Up All Around Argyle