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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

You Spin Me

Hello and Happy Friday,

I have one more card that I made for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #161 challenge.

This is a relatively new Fred Bear stamp set. (I love Fred Bear!) I've surrounded him with some fun summer-ish papers to go with his pinwheel moment.

Stamps: Fred Bear and the Pinwheel by My Favorite Things
Papers: SU Crumbcake, Night of Navy and Primrose Petals CS, X-Press It blending CS, and SU Patio Party DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Night of Navy and Copics E11, E13, E15, Y18, R20, B39, B12, R85
Other: SU round and scalloped round punches, Die-namics Fishtail Flag die, Die-namics scalloped border die, SU clear rhinestones, the Big Shot, and dimensioinals

I hope everyone has a fab weekend. Thanks for coming by today,

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Stars & Stripes for SSSC 161

It's a Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Sunday. Yea! Karen's sketches are always so fun to do and this week's is no exception. I pulled out some brand new Taylored Expressions goodies to play with for today's card. I love all of the 4th of July themed stamps and accessories that Taylor released this month.

For my card, I started with this year's 4th of July Project Pantry kit. I stamped Moka Betsy on X-Press It Blending CS and colored her with Copics then fussy cut her out. (lots of small details to color on this stamp. Very fun!) She is popped up on the TE Frame It up -1 die that I stamped, then embossed, with the fireworks stamp from the Celebrate Freedom TE set. 

The Stars & Stripes stamp is stamped with SU Night of Navy ink and punched out with SU round punches. The stars & stripes heart is also part of the Moka Betsy set, stamped with Night of Navy ink and cut out. For the flags, I used the TE die Blimps & Banners.

It's all stitched up with navy blue thread and finished off with some silver SU star eyelets.

Here's a look at the inside:

Two more TE dies are used here along with two more stamps from the Moka Betsy set.

Stamps: Moka Betsy and Celebrate Freedom sets by Taylored Expressions
Paper: kraft and dark blue CS and Pebbles Let Freedom Ring PP from the TE 4th of July Project Pantry kit and X-Press It Blending CS
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Night of Navy and Ridding Hood Red, Versa Mark, and Copics
Other: TE dies: Frame It Up-1, Blimps & Banners, Totally Tags, and Layering Doily Medium. SU silver embossing powder, heat tool, SU silver star eyelets, sewing machine, SU round punches, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Here are the Copics used:

Have a fab Sunday evening all and thanks for looking in,

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hello, Friend

Good afternoon all,

I'm spending a lazy Saturday afternoon stamping and watching baseball. (My two absolute favorite things!)

I decided to "Get Sketchy" and play along with the MFTWSC76 layout. I converted the bottom scalloped element to a banner so I could enter this in Linda's Catered Crop "banners and bunting" challenge as well.

Lots and lots of layers here, which I love to do. After stamping the PI girls on the white CS, I colored them with Copics and paper pieced their clothes with the same PP as the backgrounds. Then I sponged SU Bordering Blue ink all over the white areas making the edges a little darker.

After stitching around all of the panels, I used the Fishtail flag Die-namics die for the sentiment element at the top and the Mini Doily circles Die-manics for the banner.

Here is the inside:

Stamps: Pure Innocence Being Cute Is What I Do and Freckles sets by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Bordering Blue and Real Red CS, X-press It Blending CS and Summer Fresh Simple Stories PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, SU Night of Navy and Real Red, and Copics
Other: Die-namics Fishtail Flags, Mini Doily Circles and Large Scalloped border dies, SU real red brad, SU triple heart punch, SU cherry cobbler bakers twine, sewing machine, and dimensionals

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Thanks for coming by,

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge

Hi all,

I had a little time this evening to do some stamping so I decided to make a June calendar page for Taylor's monthly calendar challenge.

Since it's June, and the first month of summer, I thought a relaxing beach scene would be appropriate. I've always loved this Beach Bum stamp set. I think it's one of the first sets that I purchased from TE.

Stamps: Beach Bum set by Taylored Expressions
Paper: 2012 Desktop calendar inserts by Taylored Expressions and Paradise Beach patterned paper by Echo Park
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Not Quite Navy, and Copics
Other: SU oval, scalloped oval, and round punches, SU blue brads, and dimensionals

Tomorrow's Friday and my last day of work for a week. Yippee!
Thanks for coming by,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wishing You a Birthday

Hi all,

I really meant to set this blog post up yesterday to automatically post this morning, but I forgot. So, I'm a little late with my Happy Birthday post for Taylor Van Bruggen.

This is the card that I made, and sent, to wish her a very happy 30th birthday. Since we all know Taylor's love of cupcakes, I went with that theme.

the inside:

Pretty much everything I used on this card came from the TE store.

Stamps: For The Love Of Cupcakes by Taylored Expressions
Paper: TE red, choice snow white, and turquoise card stock and My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Life of the Party" patterned paper
Ink: SU Early Expresso and Copics
Other: Build a Treat border, Build a Treat Tops and Bottoms and small layering doily dies, red rick-rack, crystal Stickles, light blue Kaiser rhinestones, the Big Shot and dimensionals.

Once again, a very Happy 30th Birthday Taylor.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Merry Christmas

It's Saturday, and I hope everyone is in the middle of a great weekend.

I've been playing with some new SU goodies today. I think this new For the Birds set is wicked cute! I decided to add to my 2012 Christmas card stash and used the Merry Christmas bird for my card. Along with the new stamp set, I used the new Christmas DSP Be Of Good Cheer.

The sketch is this week's I Spy Sketch #19.

Here is the inside:

Stamps: For the Birds set and More Merry Messages set both Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Gumball green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla CS, SU Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: SU Basic black pad, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Gumball green, Primrose Petals, and Summer Starfruit markers
Other: SU Decorative label, 1" round and 1 1/4" round punches,
SU Cherry Cobbler seam binding, SU Gumball green ribbon, and dimensionals

Tomorrow I have my little craft  group get together. Looking forward to that.

Thanks all and have a great Sunday,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Afternoon and June's SFYTT

It's Wednesday, half way through the work week. I hope your's is going well.

This stamp set, Summer Afternoon, is another 2012 Hostess Set. I really like the images in this set because I think they will look good colored or just stamped and left uncolored. On today's card, I stamped them on SU watercolor paper and colored them with Copics. I wanted the textured look of the water color paper.

The flowers are from the old SU "Pretties" kit. I colored the white flowers with two of the new 2012 in-colors, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit markers to match the card stock.

As you can see, the layout is June's SFYTT.

Stamps: Stampin' Up "Summer Afternoon" set
Paper: SU water color paper, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit card stock, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Copics and SU Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit markers
Other: classic circle and scalloped circle Nesties, SU border punch,
SU "Pretties" kit paper flowers and 1/2 pearls for the centers, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Have a great day and thanks,

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Birthday

Good Morning,

Here's another card that I finished on Sunday. The layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #160. Another fun sketch to work with.

This is another all SU card using more new goodies from the new catalog.

Samps: Betsy's Blossoms set by Stampin' Up
Paper: Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock and Floral District DSP
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze classic pads
Other: Sewing machine, SU Brights collection buttons, SU linen thread, SU mini glue dots and dimensionals

Thanks all,

Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy Winter - DS54

Hi all,

It's been awhile since my last post. Not sure why. I just got caught up in other things and my stamping got left behind. However, Sunday I spent most of the day stamping and it was a great time.

This first card I made using this week's Deconstructed Sketch #54. This is an all Stampin' Up card using stamps and papers from the new catalog. I decided to add to my 2012 Christmas cards.


Stamps: Four Seasons set by Stampin' Up
Paper: All SU, Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock and Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: SU Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Early Expresso, Riding Hood Red, Real Red markers
Other: SU Ticket Corner, 2 1/2" Circle, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle and 1" Circle punches, SU Snow Burst embossing folder, SU baker's twine, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by,