Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

By | July 17, 2010

This has certainly been a busy week for me.  Thank goodness I discovered how to do automated posts!!

The open house went wonderfully well and everyone who came seemed to have  fun.  My order of NEW Stampin' Up! products came just in time for me to display them.  I ordered the "Just Believe" stamp set, and when I saw the weekly challenge at Techno Stamper, I knew just what I wanted to do. 

Here are the details: The card base is Sahara Sand.  The image is stamped using Not Quite Navy ink and the paper that I used was from the Blueberry Crisp Designer Paper Set.  I sponged the edges with the same ink.  The long blue pattern piece attached to the card base is from that same pack.  The solid blue is a piece of Not Quite Navy card stock.  I used paper instead of ribbon, and it is also from the Blueberry Crisp pack.  I sponged it with Sahara Sand ink to tone done the brightness of the white.  When I got that call done, I decided the card needed a "pop" of color, so a cut a butterfly out of Daffodil Delight using the Beautiful Embosslits die.

This was a fun card to make.  I LOVE the way that it turned out and this might be a card we make in one of my monthly classes.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  I always appreciate it!

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After the Party

By | July 16, 2010

If you had been at my home yesterday for the Open House, you could have made one of each of these cards. The first one uses the palm branch stamp from Tropical party and tropical designer paper.

This second card uses squares of tropical designer paper, as well as a butterfly image from Flight of the Butterfly and a sentiment from the new Level 3 Hostess Set Occasional Quotes.

This last card uses an image from the new stamp set Friends Never Fade.  Other new products include two of the new colors – Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist.  I can already tell these will be favorites of mine!!

Well, that about wraps up all the tropical posts for now.  Hope that you didn't get too tired of them.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Happy Stamping!

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Party Day!!!!

By | July 15, 2010

If you lived in my area today, you’d be able to stop by my home for the New Catalog Open House and some stamping fun.  All the tropical card samples I have posted on my blog will be on display.  There are make-and-takes for all to make, door prizes, retired Stampin’ Up! product for sale, new catalogs for browsing and OF COURSE….goodies to enjoy.

This card was a CASE of another card.  The designer paper gives a nice bright look to this card.

Happy Stamping!

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Tropical Party #8

By | July 14, 2010

Aren't these the CUTEST little items you've seen in awhile?  I thought so and that's why I tried my hand at making them.  I found directions for the tiny purses here and the straw hat and bag here.  I think it's fun to make cute things like this.  The square lattice folder makes the paper look just like a straw purse.

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Tropical Party #7

By | July 13, 2010

The flower lei idea came from a post on Angie Juda's blog.  I wanted to try creating the lei wreath, and when complete, decided to make it into a card.  Flowers are stamped with Rose Red and Tempting Turquoise.  Card base is So Saffron, and I stamped tropical images in So Saffron ink around card edge for a border.

The grass skirt card was an idea borrowed from Marie at Stamping Inspiration.  My card certainly isn't as involved as hers, but it will give my customers an additional tropical card idea.  The card base is Old Olive card stock.  I cut another strip of Old Olive to use for the grass skirt and just adhered the top of the card stock to the card base.  This leaves the grass part of the paper free to move. Two different tropical designer paper designs were used as well.  Stamped sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set on page 131 of the NEW catalog.

Aloha until tomorrow!

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Tropical Party #6

By | July 12, 2010

I saw this card and knew that I wanted to replicate it.  What a great all-occasion card!!  My card base is Old Olive card stock.  I matted a piece of tropical design paper with palm branches on top of the card base.  The palm branch is stamped on Whisper White with Old Olive ink.  The vase is punched from So Saffron card stock using the ornament punch and trimming the bottom off.  I then sponged the vase with So Saffron ink to give it a speckled appearance.  The sentiment is from Tiny Tags, stamped on Whisper White with Old Olive ink, then punched out with the Tiny Tag punch.  I also inked the edges with So Saffron.

The idea for this bright card came from here.  I really liked the way Dawn had made her wreath using the palm leaf, as well as the textured piece she tucked behind the center cut out circle. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Hope your day is full of WONDERFUL!

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