Monday, January 30, 2012


I always say here's a card that isn't normally my style and I find myself that that more and more. I don't think I really have a specific style anymore I just like to create!! On the base I used the Manhattan Flower embossing folder and then sprayed it with some shimmer spray. I used the set Four Frames for the main image. I watercolored the roses and then added the friend saying to the center of the frame. Then I added different cardstock colors to tie it all in together and some Cherry Cobbler seam binding! And it needed a little more bling so I added a few rhinestones. Happy Stamping!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Saleabration Blog Hop - One Big Sale-A-Bration CD (My Digital Studio)

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop where you will find all kinds of creative ways to use your new Sale-a-bration Stamp Sets, My Digital Studio CD's and fun embellishments! Stop by and let us know what you think about the hop!!

If you are hoping in order you just came from Mickey's site Paper Conversation where she showed off some super cool ideas using the set Language of Friendship ... I'm not a big bird fan but boy were those cute!!

Today I will be sharing some projects I made using the One Big Sale-A-Bration My Digital Studio Cd. I had a lot of fun playing with this set and using all the different things available on this Cd!!

This card is almost all made using only my MDS but I did make into a hybrid card ... I have this thing where I just need dimension!! I created the top layer in MDS by using the set Sprinkled Expressions using the stars and smile saying, then some of the accessories from the Everyday Enchantment pack, (the brad and ribbon). I then printed it out and layered it with some basic black cardstock as well lucky limeade and daffodil delight. Of course it needed a bit of sparkle so I added iridescent ice to all the stars which made them a little darker. The finished card measures 5 x 5 1/2.

Another hybrid card!! For this card I used the set Fresh Vintage and created the image in several shapes and colors .... I love calypso coral with neutral tones!! I printed that out and layered it with basic black cardstock then attached it to a calypso coral base. I added some ruffled ribbon and stamped my saying which I punched and layered using my circle punches. Easy Peasy!! This finished card is the standard size.

This is the last hybrid card I created and I wanted to recreate the door showing off the Home Sweet Home decor element stamp. Of course a door is not complete without those packages that Mr. Brown drops off for us!! I used the set Workshop Words to make the one big box and just some soft suede to make the smaller boxes. This card measures 4 1/4 x 3.

My last project I made a 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook page. This one was pretty easy just used several "sheets" of Everyday Enchantment DSP and added a few Everyday Enchantment accessories. Popped in a few pictures and bam it's done!!

If you want to see more ideas using this wonderful my digital studio CD just wait until you see the projects Deb has in store for you on her site Heartfelt Inkspiration!! Happy Stamping!!
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Throwback Thursday - Stipple Butterfly

Here's an old stamp set but still one of my favorites ... stipple butterfly. First I want to say in real life these colors go together MUCH better than in this photograph. I just couldn't get the colors to be more true to color. This is a really simple card just embossed with black ep then sponged different shades to create the mutli colors. Of course it need a little bit of shimmer and shine so I added iridescent ice around the edges of the butterfly. Layered it with some cardstock and a couple of rhinestone brads and we were good to go! Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vintage Roses

For this card I used You Are Loved that was in the Holiday mini, I really like this set and hopefully it will make into the big catty in June! I stamped the main image with markers so I could get both colors and then added some iridescent ice to make it sparkle a bit! I used the coordinating wheel Love Blossoms to create the "dsp" piece. I also ran the base through the big shot using the Frame Tulips EF to give it some dimensions and then sponged the raised edges. Lastly add a bit of ribbon and some coordinating cardstock to pull it all together!!Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Flowery Hello

Occasionally I liked to make cards that are a slightly different size than the standard and usually this is because I have a large odd shaped scrap piece sitting on my desk begging to be used and this card was one of those. The card measures 3x4. I used the set Printed Petals for this springy card (is winter over yet??). I love love these colors together, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist ... yummy! And as always I had to add some more texture so I used my elegant lines embossing folder on the base!! Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Convention Tag 2011

This was the tag I made to hang off my convention bag for 2011. There is so many demonstrators there with the same bag so I always make a tag for myself and those I am rooming with! I personalized them all with our initials. I also added a felt felt butterfly I cut out using the Beautiful Butterflies die since I have a thing for butterflies. Then I had to add some bling to I used the glass glitter around the edges and of course a bow!! Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Button Button

I still have a bunch of projects I created last year to show off so I will be sharing them in between some of my other new projects! This was a card I made for Sandy's workshop. It's really simple but it really stands out. I used the set Button Button which has lots of fun images that coordinate with our buttons. I used several layers for this card and of course I used my petals of plenty embossing folder to add some dimension. Embossing Folders are my favorite big shot tool! On the flower image I used the rock and roll technique. Happy Stamping!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Simple Butterflies

This is another simple card. I made this one to send to my secret sister during the last round of DDSS. Since I was mailing it I tried to stay away from things that would make ti too bulky. I used the set Precious Butterflies which is currently one of the hostess sets you can get if you host a party! I think it's pretty, probably because it uses my favorite color as well as having several butterflies! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Creative Crew - January Color Focus

Here is the info on the Holiday Focus if you would like to join us on this challenge:
CCREW112DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Color Focus: Use a color combination that you’ve never used before. Make your card with this color combo using the attached sketch.
Just upload your projects to the splitcoast gallery be sure to use keywords above that are in blue.

I love this card ... mostly because it's different then what I normally do. I'm not big on using pastels and figured I would start there when picking a color combo I haven't used before so I went with Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. At first everything I tried to do with the sketch wasn't working out ... mostly because I DO NOT play well with sketches!! I can start with a sketch and my card at the end never resembles it; I have this thing with being different. Probably why I don't rarely CASE. Even when I get together with friends I always always have to change it up ... drives everyone else crazy. Anyways I finally after several attempts made a card that actually looked like the sketch. I added some of the pleated blushing bride ribbon from the new mini and button as they coordinated just enough, in the picture it stands out a bit more than in real life. Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Creative Crew - January Catalog Focus

Here is the info on the Holiday Focus if you would like to join us on this challenge:
CCREW112CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Catalog Focus: My newest stampset. Use only stamps from a new stampset on a non-traditional card.
Just upload your projects to the splitcoast gallery be sure to use keywords above that are in blue.

My newest stamp set was Elementary Elegance from the Sale a bration catalog that goes live on January 24th, 2012. I really like the elegance of this set and isn't normally one I would get so it was perfect to get for free when I spent $50. This card is a bit smaller measuring 3 1/2 x 4 1/2. I stamped some of the smaller crowns around the cherry cobbler base and added some ribbon and rhinestones. A also punched out half circles in silver glimmer paper to run along the edge. To create the focal point I stamped the large image with versamark and then embossed with the cherry cobbler ep and cut it out. The early espresso piece I used the new label framelits to create it by tracing it to create the label shape I wanted then cutting it out by hand as I just wanted part of the curve. Then just added the hello saying which I punch out and layered to give it dimension and of course the little crown I stamped on glimmer paper. Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Creative Crew - January Holiday Focus

Here is the info on the Holiday Focus if you would like to join us on this challenge. CCREW112HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Holiday Focus: Valentines Day. Make a card or a decor item using hearts in a new way to you—something you’ve never done with hearts. Just upload your projects to the splitcoast gallery be sure to use keywords above that are in blue.

I made this card with the dual border technique in mind. Instead of using a punch I used the heart from the movers and shapers set. I just made a "clear platform" with chipboard that would only cut half the heart. I'll have to do a tutorial to show you what I mean. I also used my elegant lines embossing folder to give it more dimension. As well as sponged around all the edges and added iridescent ice to give it a little dazzle. Topped it off with some lace ribbon and punched hearts using the heart to heart punch. Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Creative Crew - January Scrapbook Focus

I'm not sure if I had a chance to share with you all yet that for the months of January - April I get to be on the SplitcoastStampers Stampin' Up! creative crew!! I was soo excited to be pick and on top of that I get to "design" with a whole bunch of people I admire!! Here's a list of the gals and their SCS screen names; Beedubya (Brandi), Carriejoe (Carrie), GWTW Junkie (Lyssa)
mandypandy (Amanda), Diane Vander Galien, Jeanstamping (Jeannine), Kirsteen Gill, Mzrobin (Robin), Qbee (Brenda). Pretty awesome crew huh?!?!

We have four challenges to do each month and this project was for the scrapbook challenge.

I have been wanting to make a scrapbook plate forever and I had a perfect picture to put on it. I used my newest big shot die the tasteful trim one to make the scallop border. I also used my leftovers of Merry Trees decor elements to add to my page as well as the stamp set tree trimmings.

If you would like to play along with the us here is the info on the challenge CCREW112SB, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – SB inspiration focus: a past holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas) SB page or decor item. Use your newest dies, texturz plates or embossing folders to create this beauty. Use one or use many big shot items. Just upload your projects to the splitcoast gallery be sure to use keywords above that are in blue. Happy Stamping!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Send Me Soaring S'more card

This was the last project I created for the blog hop. I wanted to do something different with the the stamp set and as I was trying to figure out what to do I noticed that the dotted kite looked like a graham cracker and suddenly I had what I wanted to do! So I stamped several "graham crackers" and then ran my aqua painter over it to give it a two toned color. I took the solid kite shape and stamped some chocolate pieces as well as some marshmallows, which I embossed with iridescent ice. Then I stacked them on top of each other with dimensionals to give the some depth. Other than that just several layers to help blend all the colors I used. Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do!! Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Send Me Soaring Gift Card Holder

Today the new Occasion Mini Officially breaks!! I just love all the new accessories .... framelits, edgelits, new embossing folders, pleated ribbon, scented embossing powder and of course new stamps!! Gotta Love it all!!

This gift card holder was made with the petite pocket die. I just attached a tag on top with some white twine to pull it all together. Who wouldn't love to get this as a little gift! So bright and cheery?!? I did add a little iridescent ice to give it some sparkle and a little button to add a little something. Happy Stamping!!
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