Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mojo Monday 229 - Triple Treat Flower with Twitterpated

Another week at the Mojo Monday, MOJO229, this week sketch designed by Mary Fisher. If you would like to joinclick here to go directly to the challenge. 

Here is my card below.......
I must admit this sketch was a challenge for me since I played around for hours seeing which papers to even start with when I looked at the DSP called Twitterpated from the Occassions Mini Catalog, I thought "yes" this would be perfect to go with the card.

Here I started off with Marina Mist as my base.

Believe it or not this flower comes from only 1 stamp called Triple Treat Flower which is in the current Sale-A-Bration Catalog as one of the choices of free products to select from with any $50.00 purchase (before tax and shipping). For the colors, I started with Chocolate Chip as my base for the flower, than stamped using Riding Hood Red, followed by Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz for the 1/2 circle on top.

Hopefully you can see the layers in the flower which was done by using Stampin Dimensionals at each color change which made this flower pop at you. In addition, stampin dimensionals were used to raise the entire middle focal position as well.

Not sure why the ribbon color changed in this photo, but it's 3/8" Taffeta Riding Hood Red. Last but not least, used Basic Pearls to each corner of the flower. Other tools used to complete this card was the Fancy Flower Punch5-Petal Flower Punch, 1/2 circle punch, and Word Window Punch. Hope you Enjoy!!

Triple Treat Flower Single Stamp (127725) Sale-A-Bration

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

PPA129 - Sketch - Elements of Style with Attic Boutique

It's time for another wonderful challenge at the Pals Paper Arts .

This time they have a sketch design by the talented Margaret Moody. If you would like to join the fun, click here and go directly to this fun challenge.

Here is mine below:
Going to keep this post short for today since I've been sick and not feeling at my best, but wanted to join in this sketch challenge. Love this DSP Attic Boutique from the Occassions Mini Catalog which will be available through April 30, 2012

Here I used the stamp set, Elements of Style and was able to once again use my Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I used colors to match along with the DSP.

Added several Basic Pearls to bring out the paper along with the flowers. Hard to tell in the photo, but used stampin dimensionals to raise up the middle focal point of the card. Hope you Enjoy!! Pin It

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Treat Box Card with Everyday Enchantment and Mixed Bunch

Wanted to give this treat box card a try that I found from Splitcoaststampers and used the DSP Everyday Enchantment from the Sale-A-Bration catalog along with Patterned Papers from Pool Party.
For the flower, I punched out the bottom layer with Poppy Parade cardstock as a mat and than stamped one of the images from the set Mixed Bunch using Poppy Parade ink and scored each petal down the center making it easier to curl the flower up. For the center, Early Espresso ink was used along with the 3/4" circle punch for the middle.

For the leaves, I used the set Build a Blossom in Luck Limeade along with the matching punch Blossom Petals and also scored each leaf down the center making it easier to curl up the sides. 
For the sentiment, I selected it from the Apothecary Art stamp set and used Early Espresso, but the camera is not picking up the color well and making it look Black.

Last but not least used Basic Pearls to decorate throughout the treat box card. If you would like to try one of these, please click here to go directly to the tutorial. Hope you enjoy!!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Digital Studio 30 Day Free Trial

Start designing with My Digital Studio (MDS) FREE!  Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE 30-day trial of My Digital Studio Express.   GOOD NEWS!  This offer is on-going and not a limited time offer.

With the FREE 30 Day Trial, you'll get:
IT'S SIMPLE.   Download the My Digital Studio Express Free Trial (item 129600) from My On-Line Shopping Cart.


Q: How long can we take advantage of the My Digital Studio Express trial?
A: This is an ongoing offer. We want you to be able to try My Digital Studio.

Q: What digital content comes with the My Digital Studio Express Trial?
A: My Digital Studio Express includes one stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, 81 embellishments, 26 punches, and 5 designer templates. You can view a list of the included content here.

Q: What's the difference between My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express?
A: My Digital Studio Express is My Digital Studio software that you can download directly to your computer without having to wait for discs to be shipped to you. The program functionality is exactly the same as the disc version of the software with less digital content. (To see what content is included in My Digital Studio Express, click here.)  You can watch a quick video explaining the difference between My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express here.

Q: Do I have to have access to the Internet to use the trial?
A: Yes.  You need access to the Internet both to place your order (on OEX for demonstrators, or as an online order for customers) and to download the program.

Q: Can I get the My Digital Studio Express Trial on a disc?
A: No. The My Digital Studio Express Trial is only available as a download over the Internet. However, the file is not large, so even if you have a dial-up Internet connection, you will still be able to download the program.

Q: What are the system requirements to use My Digital Studio?
A: You can see the system requirements for My Digital Studio here.

Q: How do I install the My Digital Studio Express Trial software after I have ordered it?
A: Access your My Digital Studio Express Trial download through the Downloads section of your account. Make sure you select Mac or Windows and the download and install wizards will walk you through the rest of the process.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pals Blog Hop Feb 2012 - Occassions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration

It's the occasion of the year as the Stampin' Pretty Pals share some fabulous cards and projects featuring Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products on today's Pals Blog Hop!

You've probably hopped over from Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations  I'm stop number 7 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper projects showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!

Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

From the Mini Occassions come the new Framelits Dies which are hard to resist. This one is called the Labels collection. Also, showing off one of the brand new stamp sets called: Apothecary Art. I really love how they match up hand an hand.

DSP is also from the Occassions Mini Catalog called: Attic Boutique and one of my favorites. For the ribbon, I used Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding along with lots of basic pearls as you can see in the picture below.

For the coloring, I used the Watercolor Wonder Crayons which are fabulous especially when your trying to match up colors.  

For this card, I used one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets called: Fresh Vintage and used an Embossed Resist technique to create this one. Almost was able to get all of the different images from this stamp set on this one card, but missing only one, a postage.

Here is a close up of one of the images from the set. First I heat embossed with clear embossing powder all of the images onto the card, than I pick up a stamping sponge and sponged the entire card with Marina Mist ink.  

Here, I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch to help me add a few flowers onto the card. My luck was that it was a perfect match for a couple of the images from the set, including the middle flower which I used Cherry Cobbler ink for the center. 

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner, stop number 8 on the Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
  1. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  2. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  3. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  4. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  5. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  6. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  7. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  8. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  10. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  11. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  12. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  13. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  14. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  15. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  16. Tricia Barber at My Stampin' Blog
  17. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  18. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  21. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  22. Christy Q at Schnauzer Crafts Creations
  23. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  25. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  26. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  27. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

PPA128 - Color Challenge - Up Up & Away with Big Top Birthday

Since I had scraps left over from the DSP Big Top Birthday, I decided to give it another go with this week's color challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts which is adding any red to your project. 

This time around, I used Real Red which is one of my favorites. If you would like to join the fun, click here to go directly to the challenge. There are alot of beautiful cards posted already to give anyone great ideas!! 

For this card, I choose the set Up Up & Away and embossed the ballon with black embossing powder than heat set.

Like I said, I had left over scraps, so it was perfect for this card. I than grabbed my 1 1/4" Square Punch and cut 8 total since the middle wasn't going to show. Than I cut a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square (Pear Pizzazz) for the center.

For the bottom, I used the Scallop Border Punch along with 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz, added a big Real Red Button, and basic rhinestones. 
Last but not least, I used stampin dimensionals under the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle (Tempting Turquoise) to pop it up a little more. Hope you enjoy!!

Up, Up, & Away ( 122757) C
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

PPA128 - Color Challenge - Friendly Phrases and Punch Art

It's time for another wonderful challenge at the Pals Paper Arts and easy to do......Just add any red!! If you would like to join the fun, click here and go directly to this fun challenge. 

Here is mine below along with some Punch Art
I love Lions and when I saw a punch art of one created by the talented Kim Score over at Paper Punch Addiction I knew I wanted to give it a try myself along with making an easel card.

Since I've been playing around with the DSP Love Impressions...I thought let's go for it. Perfect with any red and on this card, it's Riding Hood Red

Here is a front view of the easel card when standing upright. When closed, the card measures a 4 x 4 square.

Here is a close up of the different layers used on this card and hopefully you can see the sponging effect which is around the sentiment. A little heart was added by using the Hearts Punch along with using the uni-ball white gel pen to add a little accent.

For the bottom inside, I used the Pinking Hearts Border Punch with Island Indigo cardstock. In addition, the sentiment comes from the set: Friendly Phrases and I used Early Espresso ink.

Once again, here is a picture of the card closed

For a tutorial on the Lion and how to create one, click here where it will take you to see not only the Lion but all of the other amazing punch art Kim Score has created. 

Almost forgot.... I did change the colors of the Lion from the tutorial to try and match it up with this DSP. The colors used for the Lion on this card is as follows:

For Hair (Black)
Body (Crumb Cake)
Inside ears and muzzle (So Saffron)
Eyes (Black)
Nose (Riding Hood Red)

Hope you enjoyed!!

Friendly Phrases (126151) C (126149) W

Stampin dimensionals were used under the sentiment section which helps keep this card upright to view all day if one wants.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

The Paper Players #80 - Sketch - Happiest Birthday Wishes with Enchantment

Went over to The Paper Players and found this very cute fun sketch created by Anne Marie and wanted to give it a try. If you would like to join, click here to go directly to the challenge.

Played around with the new DSP Everyday Enchantment and used Peach Parfait as my mat behind it.

For the middle, I used the set called: Happiest Birthday Wishes with Early Espresso ink.

For the sentiment below, I used the set: Oval All along with the Scallop Oval and Oval Punch. Again, using the Early Espresso ink on it.

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