Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Sean!

As soon as I checked out the new Idea Book & Catalog I knew that the new pennant punch would be one of the first things I ordered . I couldn't wait to create with it and I love how easy it makes a project look so good! One of my resolutions this new catalog year is to use up a lot of my designer series paper before I can buy more so this punch helps with that. This card is for a very special boy, my nephew Sean. Sean recently turned 13 and because he is so dear to me :-) I wanted to make a bright, fun card which would represent the bright, fun teen that he is. The punch is cool - it punches out two pieces and you layer them together. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the top piece up and then used some white bakers twine to 'string' them together. The twine is hung in eyelets, which are retired. The "party this way" is from the stamp set with the same name, Party This Way. It has five stamps in total and one is a pennant stamp that coordinates with the pennant punch! I love when stamps have punches that work with them. I didn't use it on this card but will soon on another and will show it in the near for it ; )

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stamping 411

I think this is one of the first times I've done a Stampin 411 Sketch Challenge although I always check them out and love the sketches. This was fun for me because my friend, Lisa, came over to stamp and we made the card together. So what if it took us almost two hours! We talked a lot and had some interruptions, um I mean visits from my children which made it stretch a bit longer than it might have but we both loved the finished product and had a good time too! Here's the Stamping 411 sketch challenge:

Here's our card:
The card base is Elegant Eggplant. The next layer is Whisper White stamped with a retired background stamp, Bella Toile, using Wisteria Wonder ink. Lucky Limeade is the top layer and we ran it through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. The flower stamp is sold as a single stamp in the catalog, Triple Treat Flower. The really cool thing about this stamp is that not only is it very affordable at $8.95, but you can punch it out using three different punches for a colorful, dimensional look. It uses the Fancy Flower Punch, the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the 1/2" Circle Punch. Then we put on some of the new 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and sprinkled on some Adhesive back pearls for a little added touch. If you see any products used on this card that you'd like to have, you can purchase any of them through my online store.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch On Monday

I decided to use some of my free time this weekend trying my hand at a couple of card challenges. This card challenge is Sweet Sunday Sketch and although its a longer, more narrow card, I did the standard size so I could actually use it to send to someone in a standard envelope : ) The best part of this card is that I was able to use some paper scraps that I saved for future projects. I love when that happens! The Designer Series Paper (which is retired) needed some pink in it to match the colors I chose for the card so I just grabbed a Pretty In Pink marker and randomly colored in some of the circles. Custom DSP! How fun is that?! (We stampers get a tad excited about these things sometimes!)

Have a great day! ~ Jacki

Supplies Used
Stamps: Touch of Kindness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink & retired DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Accessories: Scallop Border Trim Die Cut, Circle Punch & Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion

Dates: August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: During August get a FREE package of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper when you buy three! Now's the time to stock up on all their favorites, includes brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog and 2011 Summer Mini Catalog.

Things to Remember

Download the promotional flyer
Orders may be placed via a workshop, online or by contacting me directly.
There is no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper you can earn.
Specialty Designer Series Paper and Hostess Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion.
Ordering deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)