Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Make a Cake

I decided to make a cake but this time I didn't have to wash any dishes when I was done. That is always a bonus because I hate washing dishes, it is my least favorite household chore. I do love to bake but the clean up is never fun.

You know what was even greater than stamping with these stamp sets Make a Cake & Itty Bitty Banners, I earned them for free because I recruited a SU! demonstrator during Sale-a-bration. I just love SU! and the perks of being a demonstrator. I actually got a bundle of stuff for recruiting. I used some new DSP, a couple of the new In Colors, new dies and two new stamp sets.

The new catalog goes live on Friday, aren't you excited? I know I am. I can't wait to be able to order some more of the new items. Now I just got to figure out what I am going to order. Contact me to get your new catalog or to place an order.

Items Used:
Stamps: Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Patio Party DSP, Baja Breeze, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple,
Other: Baja Breeze & Summer Startfruit Stampin' Write Markers, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Betsy's Blossom

Here is a little sneak peek of two of the In Colors and a new stamp set called Betsy's Blossoms.

One of the perks of being a demo is being able to get our inky fingers on some of the new items the month before the catalog is released and being able to view the catalog early. I placed my order as soon as possible and as soon as it arrived I went through the new catalog and oh and awed over all the new stuff. I kept wanting to play with my new stuff but it took a little longer than I wanted. When I did finally sit down to create I had no creativity. I attempted a couple of things that just fell flat of being cute or usable so I went to sleep. The next night God must have found favor in me and the kids went to bed early and I went into my craft room and made several cards with my new stuff. This is one of them. I will share the others over the next couple of days. I hope this excites you because you now have less than a week before the new catalog goes live and you can order all the wonderful new stamp sets, ink, and accessories.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Betsy's Blossom
Paper- Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Ink- Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tea Shoppe

I've been planning to share this card all month but just never got around to uploading it. I was very excited to find out that the Tea Shoppe stamp set was carrying over into the new SU! catalog. I bought it while it was still in the Occasion's Mini but only inked it up once. Now I have more time to create with this beautiful stamp set.

Since I have a sore throat today a good warm cup of tea sounds good. Make sure to check back, I have some sneak peaks for you.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Welcome to the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop. Whether this is your first stop or your last I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop.

To be honest I kind of struggled with what to make this month, but after I needed a gift for a gift exchange I decided on making tile coasters.

These coasters are so easy to make and they look beautiful. I got some tiles off of Amazon and I stamped them with the Medallion stamp with Stazon ink. I then baked the tiles for 10 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees. After they cooled off I added felt circles to the bottom. As a gift I wrapped four of them in some stripped ribbon and put them in a gift bag.

I love making these because they are inexpensive and yet make a great gift for someone.  I made myself a set a few years ago and they are still looking great.

For my second project I am actually sharing a card I made a while back. Actually I cased it from someone but can't find the original at the moment to give credit. 

I must admit that this isn't the card I planned on sharing but I can't find my card that I made and I have looked everywhere. My craft room isn't even that messy. I know I will find it when I least expect it but it really does bother me that I can't remember what I did with it after I made it. I guess these late nights and waking with a baby is getting to me. OK, enough about the lost card and my life.

This card uses a stamp set that is going into retirement at the end of this month, Inspired by Nature and a Sentiment set that is also going into retirement Short & Sweet. I used Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and Early Espresso Card stock & Ink. The ribbon is Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon.

I hope to share my original blog card soon but until then, have a great time Blog Hopping.

Don't forget to Hop on over to Tonya's Blog
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Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  11. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  12. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  13. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  14. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim