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May 2013

Oh, Whale Thank You

I am going to miss this little polka dotted whale from the Oh, Whale set. 

Oh whale foldover cardThis set will no longer be available after May 31 when the Occasions catalog ends.  This is such a fun set and the fact that there is a die to help you cut out some of the images is a BIG bonus.  
Oh whale foldover open

Oh whale side foldover

Stamps: Oh, Whale, A Round Array
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Island Indigo, In Color DSP Stack
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, 2-3/8" scallop circle, 7/8" Scallop circle
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection, Happy Whale Clearlit
Extras: Island Indigo Baker's Twine

Be sure to order your Oh, Whale stamp set and the Happy Whale Clearlit die before the end of the month and the end of the Occasions catalog.

 

 


Simply Sketched Sneak Peek

I am a big fan of the hostess set, Simply Sketched.  I like that it is a line image set but that there is not a ton of coloring to do.  I shared with you the poppy image and here is the vine with berry image. 

Simply Sketched 3 panel vine 2
The sentiment is also from the Simply Sketched set.   I love this font and I know it will get a lot of use.  

Simply Sketched 3 panel vines

Not to worry you are not seeing double.  I made another card using the same layout but reversed the colors so  that I could use the Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon.  The black taffeta ribbon I showed in the first sample is on the retiring list so if you like it you need to order it as it will not be  in the new catalog. 

Supplies
Stamps: Simply Sketched Hostess set
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder
Extras: Black Taffeta ribbon, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, Dazzling Details

Contact me and we will schedule your stamping party or class.  You are going to love the new catalog!

 


CPC Pocket Pouch Satchel & Cards!

Sometimes you want just a little extra pizzazz when it comes to sending out a note card to someone special!  This project is perfect for that need.  This adorable satchel holds four coordinating cards and can be done up in lots of varied themes to appeal to almost anyone, young or old!  And while you’re at it, make several sets to have on hand for gifts!

Pocket Pouch Satchel

This pretty project comes to you designed by Donna!  Subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of May and you will receive the tutorial for this project and 9 others.  


Blue Poppies

I have been distracted lately.  Lots of things to think about and decisions to make and we have had a house guest for the past week and a half.  Let me introduce Coco. 

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Isn't she a cutie?  It was tough going for the first few days but now we are all getting used to each other and things are going much smoother.  If you are wondering how i made the postcard above, it is with the Stampin' Up! app.  It is quick and easy to use, go to ITunes to check it out.

Over the weekend we went to a Rhododendron Garden near our house.  They have an event on Mother's Day weekend with a plant sale and different speakers but I wanted to go to see one thing.  Ready?  

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Blue Poppies! 

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Incredible huh?
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Totally beautiful right? 

I decided I wanted to try  making my own blue poppies and thought about the new Stampin' Up! Hostess set called Simply Sketched.   In this set there is a poppy image and here's what I came up with.

Blue poppies Simply Sketched 1

Stamps: Simply Sketched (2013-14 Hostess set), Flowering Flourishes (swirl in Illuminate ink)
Ink: VersaMark, Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad
Paper: Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Shimmery White, Brights Patterns DSP stack
Punch: Artisan Label
 Extras: Aqua Painter, White Taffeta ribbon

Blue Poppies Simply Sketched sideI know it doesn't compare to the real thing but it was fun trying.

If you want to own your own Simply Sketched set, which I highly recommend, contact me and we will schedule a stamping party for you.  The new catalog goes live  at then end  of May so lets schedule a date, get your friends together and have some creative fun!

 

 


CPC This & That Desk Set!

With teacher appreciation week and the end of the school year quickly approaching, this desk set would be the perfect coordinating gift!  The projects in this desk set include Note Cards and a pretty Note Card Holder to put them in, a Pencil Holder, Post-it Note Holder, and more!  In addition to teachers, this set makes a great gift for friends, neighbors, co-workers, and don’t forget to make a set for yourself!

This & That Desk Set

This great project comes to you designed by Heidi.  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe  to the month of May.  


CPC Clutch Purse Card Set!

Everyone needs cards, don’t they?  Well, here’s a card set anyone would love to have!  This card set includes six cards with coordinating envelopes and a pretty little clutch purse to put them in!  The set would make a great teacher gift for the end of the school year, and a fun stamp class, too!   Make several sets to have on hand for last minute gifts and while you’re at it, make a set for yourself

Clutch Purse Card Set

This pretty project comes to you designed by Christy!

To receive the instructions to complete this project and 9 othersgo to Craft Project Centraland subscribe to the month of May!


Secret Garden and a little Sneak Peek

Happy Mother's Day!  Hope you are having a wonderful day and are feeling loved and pampered.

Chalk talk-secret grden

I have two little sneak peeks for you on this card.  Do you know what they are?   No, it is not the flowers, those are from the Secret Garden stamp set.  

Chalk talk-secret garden side view

I am not sure this view helps you much  but here's the list of what I used and you can figure out what's new.
Stamps: Secret Garden and Chalk Talk
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Paper: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
Punches: Extra-Large Oval, Bird Builder 
Big Shot: Secret Garden Framelits, Modern Mosaic folder
Extras: Aqua Painter, White embossing powder

I also want to thank all the Aunties,  Sisters,  Mentors, and Friends who helps us along our way.  You impact our lives in significant ways and I am grateful for you.


Best of the Retirement List Elements of Style

Are you read y for a look back at the Elements of Style stamp set?  I am sad to say that it is on the Retirement List.  

This was a card holder I made for a class featuring this stamp set.  Don't ya just love a Black, White and Red ensemble? 

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Here is what the inside of the card holder looks like.

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These are   two of the cards that were inside the holder.  Check out the itty bitty hummingbird on the card on the right.  We used shrink plastic to shrink him done to size.  If you are wondering how I colored the roses, I used a cotton swab and just rubbed on the color.

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I love that Stazon ink can be used to stamp on window sheets.  It was fun making the butterfly for this card.  I used the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die to cut out the butterfly.  

Elements of Style blogged

This may be one of my very favorites using this set.  I just love the clear embossing powder on the black card stock.  I need to use this idea more often.  

Thanks for letting me trip down the Elements of Style Memory Lane!  Remember that this stamp set will not longer be available after June 3. so be sure to order it before it is too late. 


CPC Birthday Explosion Box & Greeting Card!

We celebrate birthdays the most it seems, and it’s hard to dress up money or a gift card that we so often give.  Make this birthday themed explosion box that can hold a gift card, money, or small gift items, and can also be used for a cute centerpiece for the party table!  When  you give this box, your present will look thoughtful and elegant!  This project is great too, for small classes and camps!

Birthday Explosion Box & Card

This great birthday project comes to you designed by Monika!  To receive the instruction to this project and 9 others just go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May!


CPC Birthday Explosion Box & Greeting Card!

We celebrate birthdays the most it seems, and it’s hard to dress up money or a gift card that we so often give.  Make this birthday themed explosion box that can hold a gift card, money, or small gift items, and can also be used for a cute centerpiece for the party table!  When  you give this box, your present will look thoughtful and elegant!  This project is great too, for small classes and camps!

Birthday Explosion Box & Card

This great birthday project comes to you designed by Monika!  To receive the instruction to this project and 9 others just go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May!