Friday, April 30, 2010

SU Summer Mini Catalog

Hi everyone, today you can start ordering from the Stampin' Up's Summer Mini Catalog!! Click on this link to view the catalog,

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Here is a card I made using the Watercolor Trio Stamp Set which is in the Summer Mini Catalog. I used one of the stamps as the background on the Gable Green Cardstock and the flower on the Whisper White cardstock was stamped with Versamark ink and then colored with Stampin Pastels.

Stampin' Up Supplies
Watercolor Trio Stamp Set
Stampin Pastels
Green Galore Classic Ink
Ticket Corner Punch
Gable Green Cardstock
Whisper White Card Stock
Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper on Clearance $3.99

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bridal Shower

Hi everyone, I went to a bridal shower this weekend for my nephew's beautiful bride to be. I made this bridal shower card using the Cricut's Wedding Cartridge, I'm so happy I picked this one up, really love so many of the cuts on this cartridge.

I also made my first exploding box album, which was a lot of fun. I followed, Canadian Nickel Scrap'n video, here is the link,, she has so many wonderful projects on her blog, you should check it out. I used the same paper from the card on the box so it would match.

For the paper rose I used the flower from the Mother's Day Cartridge, cut at 3" and put a little pearl inside

I used the SU Butterfly Punch here, the sentiment is from SU Watercolor Trio stamp set, which will be out in the Summer Mini Catalog.

Love was cut from A Child's Year Cartridge and the tag I used the SU Tag Corner Punch

This sentiment is from SU Elements of Style, will also be in the Summer Mini Catalog, I think this is my favorite stamp set.

The letters are from SU Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Walk in My Garden Challenge

Hi everyone, this weeks Cricut Exploration Challenge is Walk in my Garden. I used my SU stamp set Watercolor Trio for the flower stems and the sentiment. This stamp set is in the Summer Mini Catalog, it's very pretty, it's a set of 7. The flowers and flower shadows are cut at 1 1/2" and the bread tag is cut at 2" and 2 1/4". I used Martha Stewart's fire Opal glitter for the flower centers. I used a Sizzix texture plate for the embossed background.

Stampin Up Supplies

Watercolor Trio Stamp Set, (Summer Mini Catalog)
Classic Black Ink
Classic Green Galore Ink

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 38

Here is another card I made using Stampin Up's Stamp Set, Elements of Style. This stamp set is in the Summer Mini Catalog and it really is such a pretty set. I used the sketch from the PPA Website, here is the link,, some really beautiful cards here. The paper I used is SU Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper which is on clearance for $3.99, you can't beat that, plus I love this paper.

Stampin Up Supplies Used

Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper - Clearance, $3.99
Classic Black Ink
Elements of Style - Summer Mini Catalog
Whisper White Cardstock

Friday, April 16, 2010

SU Elements of Style

I receive my new Stampin Up stamp set Elements of Style that will be available in the up and coming Summer Mini Catalog. This is a beautiful stamp set, I love the flowers, bird, and the sentiment, it's just so pretty. There also is two more stamps with it. Here is a quick card I put together. I picked up a pack of Sizzix Texture Plates and was trying them in my Cuttlebug, I have to work on the sandwich settings a little more, the impression didn't come out really good.

Stampin Up Supplies

Elements of Style Stamp Set
Green Galore Card Stock
Pink Passion Card Stock
Classic Basic Black ink
Classic Brilliant Blue

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nursery Rhymes Shower

Hi everyone, here is a card I made using the Cricut Cartridge Nursery Rhymes. I love the cuts on this cartridge, just wish it was a full cartridge.

Thanks a Bunch

Hi everyone, here is another card I made using the Preserves Cartridge. I think the fruit is adorable and goes so well with my Peachy Keen Faces. If you have these face stamps then this cartridge is a must. All the cuts were done using Preserves, the Thanks a Bunch is done on the computer. I used the SU Word Window Punch to punch it out and matted it with the SU Modern Label Punch.

Instructions: The card size is 5 ½ x 4 ¼ , I used the pineapple 3 ¾”, banana 2 ¾” pear 2 ½”, apple 2”, strawberries 1” and raspberries 1”, with their layers for this card. I used design studio to hide the cutouts on the apple. I inked around the edges of the cuts and stamped them with peachy keen faces.

Preserves Cricut Cartridge

Hi everyone, I bought two new cartridges this week, Preserves and Nursery Rhymes. I love them both, though I wish Provocraft had made Nursery Rhymes a full cartridge, I could have came up with so many more images for it, but I do love the ones that are on there so I had to have it, LOL. Preserves I went back and forth with do I really want more fruit, well I guess I do since I picked it up. Here is a quick card I did with it. The orange and word orange came from Preserves and the u sweet came from Nursery Rhymes. The face stamp I used is Peachy Keen Funshine Face, it's the biggest one from the assortment pack.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Eastern Bloom Card

Hi everyone, here is a card I did using George and the flower from the Eastern Blooms stamp set. I welded flowers and a rectangle together in George to create the shadowed background. The sentiment is from SU Whimsical Words.

Friday, April 9, 2010

SU Eastern Blooms Set with Cricut George Cartridge

Hi everyone, I discovered that you can use the flower from the Cricut George cartridge with the flower from the Stampin Up stamp set Eastern Blooms. Here is a video I created showing how. I should have said in the video I used the shadow blackout (shift) feature of the flower.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Autism Awareness Month

Hi everyone, like I had posted in my previous post I am participating in the Cricut message board cartridge challenge and here is another card I created for it. The card is for Autism Awareness, the puzzle represents the mystery and complexity of autism. I used Printing 101 cartridge for the puzzle pieces with the word friendship spelled out. The saying which I love is by Jennifer Hanson.

Stampin' Up Supplies

Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch

Stampin' Up's New Color Renovation

Hi everyone!! Stampin' Up has announced they will be making changes to their color families. This will be released in the July 1, 2010 - 2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. Down below is a chart of their new Color Collections, which is what they will be called.

With new coming it's always sad to say some old must go, here is a chart of the colors that will be retired on July 1, so if any are your favorites, I would pick some up now!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CEC's Very Special Challenge

Hi everyone, over on the Cricut message board Cynthia is hosting a very special cartridge challenge. April is Autism Awareness Month and we are making cards or projects for some very special children. The challenge is to incorporate a puzzle piece into your project, you can use any cartridge that has one or you can use an actual puzzle piece. She didn't want to leave anyone out who would like to participate in the challenge. For more information here it the link to the message board thread For my project I used a puzzle piece from Printing 101 and welded a rectange in Design Studio to make it look like a buckle. I used SU stamp set Flight of the Butterfly and the SU butterfly punch. Stampin Up Supplies Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set Butterfly Punch

Monday, April 5, 2010

Stampin Up Clearance Rack

Check out the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack for some great items, in my on-line shopping store go to shop now and look for clearance rack on the left hand side. All items are retired or discontinued and most clearance rack products are marked at substantially reduced prices. Always worth to take a look!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

First Stampin Up Card

Hi everyone, I received my Stampin Up kit yesterday and made my first card from it. I used the Bella Toile background stamp, I love this stamp you could use it in so many ways. I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black ink and then colored it with Stampin Pastels. I cut it into three pieces, used the Ticket Corner Punch and framed each piece with Pink Passion cardstock. I stamped the Chocolate Bunny and cut it out and pop dotted it on and I used the Modern Label and Word Window Punch with the Sentiment Happy Easter from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. This set is a must if you have the Word Window Punch, I had bought the Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink which I like but these fit the punch so much nicer, not all of the MM does. I know there is a big price difference, but in the long run you will use this set much more.

Stampin Up Supplies
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Pink Passion cardstock
  • Basic Black Classic Ink
  • Bella Toile Backgroud Stamp
  • Stampin Pastels
  • Chocolate Bunny Stamp
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Modern Label Punch
  • Word Window Punch
  • Ticket Corner Punch

ACY Best Friends Cut File

Hi everyone, I made another card for the Cricut Cartridge Challenge using A Child's Year. Created the card cutout in Design Studio, welded the boy and dog image to one of the card cuts. You just score 4.25" in from the left hand side for the card fold. For the sun I just used the inside piece of the tag and pop dotted a 1" circle on top of it. I used a white gel pen to outline around the best friends cut. I've added the cut file under the pictures. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder distressed stripes for the front.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two-Step into Spring

Hi Everyone, From April 1-30 only, you can buy the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!

See the beautiful creations you can make with the Awash with Flowers set—

Plus, get 20% off a selection of springy Two-Step Stampin' sets: Click the Flyer for full size.Click here to start ordering or to contact me.