Sunday, June 27, 2010

Beautiful Day here in Iowa!

Finally!! We have had a crazy summer here in Iowa. It has been so humid, hot and rainy in Iowa this June. Crazy amount of rain! And FINALLY today is beautiful! I wanted to share a card that reminded of the beautiful day. I love polka dot paper and this gingham ribbon is just my favorite. I picked up both of these last week at the local scrapbook store. Hope you are having a beautiful day where ever you are!

Supplies: PTI sentiment, Daisy die Big shot, Leaf Sizzlit, Ribbon and Polka Dot PP ?? (sorry), Corduroy Button SU, Nesties Lrg Scallop Rectangle.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Anniversary Card for My Parents

My parents anniversary was June 7 and I sent this card to them. I found this beautiful Stampendous (Ranunculus) stamp at Archiver's a few weeks ago. I just think it is so pretty! I only used a fraction of the 4 1/4 * 5 1/2 stamp, I embossed it in black and then used sponge daubers to fill in the roses and leaves. I used nestabilities to cut the circles and the background is from Papertrey. And finally, the sentiment and punch are from Stampin' Up! My mom said they really loved it and I loved playing around with my new stuff!

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Catalog CASE

On page 17 of Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 catalog is a card just like this. I changed the saying, added the ribbon, an extra layer, and used this new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder instead of stamps. I am really pleased with the changes, I think it jazzes up the card a little. The CS is the new Marina Mist and old Certainly Celery (SU used Old Olive). I really love Marina Mist, I think it is my favorite new color that SU has brought in to the color renovation. Love it! Oh and don't you just love this embossing folder, the image is so deep and beautiful! Finally, I have had this bird punch for about 6 months and this is the first time I have used it. How sad! Poor lonely bird. I just needed to be inspired! Thanks to the new catty!

Supplies are all Stampin' Up! Saying is from Occasional Quotes, For all you do (on bird), Ribbon is Black Taffeta, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Two-Step Bird punch, Paper Piercer for birds eye ( just can't have a bird with no eyes)

Friday, June 18, 2010

I love this new Pattern Paper from Stampin Up!


As you well know, I love pattern paper! The new PP from Stampin Up is totally my style. I didn't do much to this card because I wanted the PP to be the main focus! The CS is Daffodil Delight (NEW) & Pumpkin Pie from SU. The new clear sizzlit die is awesome, I stamped the saying first and then put the die on the CS and sent it though my big shot. All nice straight! Love it!
Supplies: Saying from SU, All CS and ribbon SU, and sizzlit from SU.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day Card

Hello, I hope you are having a wonderful day! I wanted to share with you the Father's Day card I made for our grandpas'. I just love this new embossing folder from Sizzix. It came in a package with some smaller little embossing folders but I am not sure I will ever use them, I was mainly after this one for "manly" cards. I love how all the new embossing folders out on the market emboss so deep now. I took this photo off our new deck. Sorry for the shadows but I love all the sun we have today in Iowa! The border punch for the water is by Fiskars, stamp set from Papertrey, Ink, CS, and brads all from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hero Arts Large Flower


Okay, first off, forgive me for the shadow. I took several photos and this was the best. I love this new Hero Arts Cling "Large Flower." The name kinda makes me laugh, is that the best they could come up with? But, it is the reason why I like it so much, I love how large it is. Anyhoooo. I stamped the flower in black on SU rose red pattern paper and cut it out. The flower did not come with a leaf so I stamped the flower again on SU certainly celery pattern paper and cut off one petal and made it a leaf. What do you think? I think it works! The saying is from Papertrey and is one of my favorites. Make it a great day!