Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mojo Monday – Ode to SAB

Being this was the last month for Sale-A-Bration (SAB), I thought it was best to complete some cards that use the SAB stamp sets, DSP and the Ribbon & Button combo packs.
The first card is a fun one that uses the Patterned Occasions stamp set. I chose to use the “Blue Jeans -Congratulations Smarty Pants” in that stamp set. To get a blue jeans effect, we used the Night of Navy Marker instead of the stamp pad.   This way it doesn’t get a uniformed stamp image, but more of a washed denim look.  For the sentiment underneath, I used the Pumpkin Pie marker. Once you color your stamp with the marker, remember to “huff” before stamping.

The coordinating layers of card stock are; first, the DSP is Sycamore Street (also from SAB) then I layered it on Pumpkin Pie card stock, and the base card stock is Night of Navy.  The added embellishments are; Denim Jean Ribbon (okay, how perfect is that) and, more SAB product, the Sycamore Street ribbon and buttons pack.

For the second card, I used the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from SAB.  One of my Mojo Monday “gals” is from England and she ‘inspired’ me to use the Telephone booth (I think they call it the “Telly”) for this card. I knew I wanted the Telly to be in red.   So, I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Yes, with SU’s new foam ink pads being so moist, you can emboss from the stamped image  instead of having so many different colors of embossing powder.  It really lets you customise your projects.  The Oh, HELLO stamp image is from the stamp set of the same name, “Oh, Hello”, in the Spring Mini Catalog.  All the images were stamped on Vanilla card stock, layered on Cherry Cobbler, then Basic Black for the base card stock. The additional DSP is First Edition Specialty and the last embellishment is tiny Silver brads.  A clean and simple card if you need to drop someone a line.

Lastly, I did a quick Easter Card that used the Everybunny stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  In addition, the pennant and chevron stamped images are from the Oh, Hello stamp set and then cut out.  The various oval shapes were cut out from the new Ovals Collection of the Framelits Die.  If you look real close you can see the Needlepoint Embossed image on the bottom Pink Pirouette piece at the bottom of the card.  The colors used for this card are Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery.   
Thank you for stopping by and I hope everyone has a “Hoppy” Easter!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Marching into Spring!

At the beginning of the year, my upline, Janice, and I decided to co-host the Saturday Scrappers group.  This was her month to lead the group and we completed fun, spring-inspired pages.
The first 2-page spread is so bright and colorful!  We used Daffodil Delight for the background paper and then layered flowers and butterflies out of Floral District, Summer Smooches and Polka Dot Parade DSP.  In order to cut and punch out these items, we used various punches; both sizes of the Scallop Circle, the Blossom and Boho Blossom, the new Elegant and Bitty Butterfly, and the Floral Frame Framelits.  It was fun picking out our own color combinations.  I was again drawn to the purples and Rich Razzleberry (I still need to let you in on my girlie girl purple inspiration – coming soon – I promise).  Others in the group chose more of the orange and yellows in the above mentioned DSP.  They were all beautiful pages.

The next 2-page spread had a fun Poppies feeling (hello, its California’s state flower).  We also used one sheet of the Floral District DSP sheet with the printed Poppies on it.  Are you wondering what embellishment is used for the accent Poppy?  Well, we made that flower ourselves.  Yes, a handmade embellishment by twisting, turning and wrapping the Tangerine Tango ribbon from the Sycamore Street ribbon and button’s collection in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.           
“Sale-a-Bration” – a great way to get FREE items from Stampin’ Up!

I think these pages are so fresh and they put a spring in my step to get started on next month’s pages.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Love" for Saturday Scrappers

For February, we completed five pages that had a romantic theme to them.  Starting off, the first two pages didn’t scream romance, but could be used for a basic layout.  They are well suited for a new, budding love affair.

The next two pages started to bring in the romance with hearts and by stamping the word “love”.


Throughout all the pages, you see the frame stamp used from the Papaya Collage stamp set along with the flowers in Everything Eleanor and the beautiful accents from Elements of Style stamp sets.  The four pages use the Tea for Two DSP stock and the base paper Crumb Cake, Basic Grey.  The coordinating paper stock used was Vanilla, Primrose Petal with a splash of Bashful Blue.

The last page really brings out the LOVE…Romance…and the Girlie Girl in me… (more to come on that in a later post).

For the last page, I used Vanilla for the background paper and then layered it with Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose. The accent embellishments used for this page are from the Spring Mini Catalog.  They are the Artisan Embellishment Kit (Love tag, scalloped lace, cotton lace, paper flowers, resin heart, buttons, and paper doily) and the 5/8” Flower Trim.  The Hearts are from the More Amore DSP and the large Hearts Collection Framelits.  Oh, don’t forget the pearls and using the Scallop Trim Border punch.  I also added the bird cages from the Aviary stamp set to add just a little bit more fun. This page, I believe, is true romantic love! 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find "love" in your heart!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Showers of Love

February, a month dedicated to LOVE, Presidents and usually a lot of rain. Well, I think I had all of that and more, I had Love; enjoyed a great evening out – went to a movie and dinner with just my husband. Yes, we left the boys at home and I saw a movie that was not a shoot them up, blow them up and involving racing cars. No, I take that back, the movie we saw had all that and more, Identity Thief. But it was oh so funny and again it was just my sweetie and I.

For my projects this month, I included a bit of love, rain but not so much of the Presidents; unless you want to count the bird in a birthday hat….and really don’t we only celebrate the President’s birthdays anyway?
For the first cards, I used the new Cloudy Day Embossing folders, the Rain or Shine stamp set and the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP all from the Spring Mini Catalog. I wanted to keep the cards clean and simple, so I used white stock for the clouds and coordinating Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight for card stock and ink.
Additional embellishments used were Marina Mist 3/8” Striped Organdy Ribbon, and Lucky Limeade 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon.

For the first of the second set of cards (remember President’s Day) we used the Papaya Collage stamp set from the Annual catalog.  We did a fun, more masculine birthday card, using Bright White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black for the color scheme. The red striped ribbon is a retired ribbon (so sad to see that ribbon go) and additional we used the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and the coordination Bitty Banner Framelits Die for the sentiment.
The second card still using the Papaya Collage set, but this time with a much more romantic, feminine style card. Colors used were Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Vanilla, Rose Red, and Soft Suede. Embellishments on this card are Soft Suede 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Designer Frames embossing folders (the picture frame that the bird is posed within) the Decorative Label punch (one of my favorites), the ½” and 3/4” Circle punches, the Bitty Butterfly punch and then adorning a couple of pearls.   

I hope your month was filled with Showers of Love! Thanks for stopping by.