Monday, January 23, 2012

Open Sea Birthday

Love the Open Sea stamp set and so glad that Stampin' Up! decided to carry it over from the Summer Mini.   Such a great set for masculine anything, like the card and wrapping paper I made with it here.   What makes this set so wonderfully versatile is that every stamp in the set is a symbol for something... an anchor for stability, a compass for direction, a globe for the world, The captain's log can represent journaling or history, and the tall ship can represent adventure, starting a new journey, freedom...  

Ink  Real Red, Island Indigo, Versamark, Marina Mist, More Mustard
Cardstock  Night of Navy, Real Red
Also used - Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, craft sponges, Hemp twine, brown packing paper received in my last Stampin' Up! order

Monday, January 9, 2012

And the Winner is...

Marsha Reed!   Congrats on winning my first blog candy ever... I'll have it on it's way to you this week! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Occasionally Occasions Llama Blog Hop!

I love hopping with the llamas!   For one thing, it forced me to clean up the post-Christmas disaster that was my craft cave to find space to make the projects for the hop.   More importantly, though, I'm excited to see what everyone else has made.

 My first card features the Packed for Birthday stamp from the Occasions Mini.  I stamped the image in Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Real Red, then used the 3/4", 1" & 1 1/4" circle punches to select parts of the images.  After I arranged them on my Real Red card (dots courtesy of my Big Shot and a Texturz plate), I decided they needed more oomph, so I punched more circles of coordinating cardstock and popped up the focal image of the pinata with dimensionals.   Sentiment from Petite Pairs stamped in Real Red on Large Oval punch and backed with Scalloped Oval punch of textured Island Indigo cardstock.

This is an insert for my 1x1 Simply Adorned charm.    Using the Heart to Heart Punch on Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I made this little heart and heat embossed the antique key image from Elementary Elegance.   You're sure to be seeing more projects made with this great set only available during Sale-a-bration starting January 24th.   The background is Pretty in Pink cardstock and Victoria Crochet trim.

My final card showcases the versatility of the Everyday Elegance Simply Sent kit.    In addition to the coordinating sentiments, they are a great base for seasonal cards as well.   I used the Short and Sweet stamp set, retired taffeta ribbon, a Bright Brad, and Heart to Heart punched shapes all in the coordinating colors of Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.   I can't decide whether I like it better with or without the Dazzling Details.   What do you think?

Everyone who leaves a comment on this page before 5am EST on Monday Jan 9th will be entered into a drawing to receive one of these completed cards!

Click here  to go to Marsha's blog, the next stop on the Llamas' Occasionally Occasions Hop!   Or, if you want to see a list of all the blogs on the hop, or start from the beginning, click here.