Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Real Red Elements of Style

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Elements of Style
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Crumb cake and soft suede.
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede, Brocade Blue, and Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Stampin’ Up White Gel Pen, Markers –Real Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Dusty Durango, sponges, Real Red 5/8” grosgrain ribbon, and Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.

Started out by cutting a piece of 3 7/8”x 5 1/8” of crumb cake card stock.
Stamped the flower stamp using Soft Suede ink.

Loaded the Hummingbird stamp with Brocade Blue and then patted my Handsome Hunter ink pad on the head and tail of the stamp before stamping it.

Colored the darkest parts of the flowers with a Real Red marker.
Colored the leaves and stems with a Certainly Celery Marker.

Added the Dusty Durango marker to the rest of the flower.
Added Old Olive marker to the darkest parts of the leaves.

With a White Gel Pen I added white to the bird’s throat, and some spots here and there on the flowers.
Spritzed the image with the log cabin smooch spritz.

I then sponged the edges of the Crumb Cake with soft suede ink.
Tied the Real Red 5/8” grosgrain ribbon around the Crumb Cake.
Adhered the main image panel to a 5 1/4″x 4” Soft Suede panel.

Stamped the flourish stamp using Soft Suede ink to the Real Red base.
Added a shadow to the birds underside and wing using an Old Olive Marker.
Colored in the birds eye with a Basic Black marker.

Here is the finished card measuring 5 ½”x 4 ¼”.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Big Shot fabric project samples

These are swaps I received from a swap I hosted called, Big Shot Fabric Project swap. In the first group there is a pin cushion, small rag bag, luggage lable, hair barrette, and circle coaster.

In Group 2 there is a hair barrette, pin cushion, eyeglass case, flower pin, and place mat.

In group 3 there is a bookmark, ipod holder, quilted flower pin, appliquid hand towel, and pot holder/trivet. This was a great swap, and I received some great samples. Thank you for checking out my blog.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I still store my card stock in files, I am making file labels for the new colors and the ones we are keeping. These will be $2.95 a set, plus a self addressed, stamped envelope, for returning the labels to you. I will order the card stock as soon as pre-order starts, and get the labels made and sent out as soon as I possibly can. The labels will look like this one, but without the color family on it. I will also do the naturals, confettis, and the brushed card stocks, if needed. If you are interested in these labels please email me, and I will give you my address, put card stock labels in the subject line, please. Email is located at the bottom of the page.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sneek peek of a set from the summer mini, Elements of Style!!

I just finished this beautiful card, the white specks is not lint, it is sparkle. I cased this card off of SCS, designed by Michelle Zindorf. She also did an awesome tutorial on this beautiful card, here, check it out. I changed my card, I used a 3 1/2" circle, and the old olive piece behind the circle is 3 7/8"x 5 1/8", the bashful blue piece is 4"x 5 1/4", the old olive card base is 4 1/4"x 5 1/2", and I used the shimmer paint frost white mixed whith water to mist the front to give it a sparkle. Thank you for checking out my blog.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Exciting News!!!!

Exciting news!!
Hi Stampers :

Yesterday SU! announced we are getting a new Color renovation.

The offical new Color families will be launched in July 2010 with the new catalog .

I love new and exciting Colors!! I am sooo excited

4 new Color Collections (with 10 colors per collection )Click photo below to view colors.

which include 5 new colors :

Marina Mist , Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, early Expresso

and 10 returning colors :

Tangerine Tango , River Rock , Riding hood red , Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze , Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point ,Melon Mambo , Soft Suede & Rich Razzleberry .
Click photo to view the list of those colors that will be retiring in June 2010 .

Please check the list below to see if you will need any of your favorites before they retire . This includes Reinkers , Markers , Card stock & Ink pads.

SU! Demonstrators can start preordering all the new colors in June so you will be seeing all the fabulous new colors being used very soon.

I can't wait to get my hands on all these fabulous new colors ..
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you