Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A masculine ice cream cone

I warned you that I would have a few ice cream cards coming up!  This is my male version of the last one I posted.  It's for a high school freshman so I didn't want any frills.

As I mentioned, this Stampin' Up! set called Sprinkles of Life is so much fun!  You can make cupcakes, clouds, ice cream, etc.  I started on ice cream cones and had so much fun that I kept going.

In case you didn't read my previous post, this set is awesome but even more so because Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House for each set purchased!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Ice Creams everywhere...

I have a big list of birthday cards I need for July and August, so I decided to break out the Sprinkles with Life set.  I think this one will be for my granddaughter who is turning five.  I still can't believe that!!   I am in love with the Sprinkles of Life set!  When combined with the tree punch, it can be used for so many things!  Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House for each purchase. What a great cause!

Just a warning -- I will probably be posting a few cupcake ICE CREAM cards over the next week or so.  Once I got going, I couldn't stop! ( I just noticed that I kept referring to the ice creams as cupcakes!  Must have had a bad day! LOL)

Can I just confess to a little ooopsie?  I thought Island Indigo was in the Cherry on Top dsp, not Bermuda Bay.  I used the wrong cs, but I think it works okay.  Let me know what you think!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

PPA 256

This cute sketch was an easy one.  I've been loving my banner triple punch so I was happy to use it again! Even though my banners were thinner than the punch grooves (1, 1 1/2 and 2 inch), it worked just fine.  I just flipped it upside down and made sure the strip of paper was even on both sides.  I also got the chance to use a bunch of new items which always makes me happy!  Tell me what your favorite new item is.  I know it's hard to choose.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Alternative Paper Pumpkin

I just got my June Paper Pumpkin in the mail today and love it!  The stamp set is super cute!  I didn't make the kit as directed yet.  I sat down and came up with this one so I wouldn't spoil it for those who haven't received theirs. I won't tell you what was part of the Paper Pumpkin except the Bermuda Bay base.  I even made an envelope to match.

This is a get well/lift type of card for a 12 year old girl.  When I finished, I thought it seemed a little old, but I am curious to see what you think.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sweet candy!

My friend is giving away some blog candy.  Go on over and check it out!   She also has some awesome cards to see!

So Many Toys So Little Time

Thursday, June 11, 2015

PPA 255

Love this gorgeous combination for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 255!  I enjoy making masculine cards.  I know I'm in the minority!

I used By the Tide for this one.  I started with a Hardwood background, cut the Marina Mist with a circle, stamped the seaweed, cut the Early Espresso twice and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the fish in Marina Mist on Whisper White.  I used an Aqua Painter to pick up some color from the Sahara Sand ink pad and did some areas a little darker for shading.  The sentiment is from a new set, Happy Happenings.  I cut it out with the Project Life labels framelits.  It's hard to see but the fish eye is glossy from Crystal Effects.

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

It's a LIVE!

The new Stampin' Up! catalog is LIVE!  It's awesome.  Check it out here:

If you don't have a demonstrator and you'd like a free catalog, please email me (click on the profile). I will ask that you pay the priority mail cost of $5.75, but you will have your catalog in a couple of days!

A few of my favorite new products -

the adorable tin of cards kit (138378)
Banner Triple Punch (138292)
Tags & Labels Framelits (138282)
Cottage Greetings kit (138377) and coordinating stamp set Cottage Greetings Clear Mount stamp set

I will be sharing some projects using some of the new designer series papers (such a pretty variety of papers!) very soon.  Stay tuned and please email with questions!

PPA 254

I made this for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  I love this combination of colors!  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to use my brand new Sprinkles of Life RMHC stamp set.  When you buy this set, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  What a great cause!  Not only that, but it's an adorable set. This is in the new catalog which starts June 2.  The punch which coordinates with the set is the Tree Builder Punch.  

I also used the new banner triple punch which I love!  It can cut any length banner in three widths, 1", 1 1/2" and 2".  How versatile is that?!