Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Freebie - June 24, 2013

June is a traditional month for weddings.  Here's a sentiment that could be used to wish that happy couple in your life congratulations:

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Busy weekend - shoebox swap with super hostess Ann Lohmeyer on Saturday and a wonderful class on Sunday with Crystal French on using washi tape on your card creations.  Hope to have some pix to share with you from those fun events through the week this week so be sure to stop by and visit!  Rocky Mountain InkyFingers downline meeting is on Friday and will have swap and make & take projects from that coming up as well.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Catalog Projects - Part 3


This project combines some old with some new.  I am loving this color combination (I bet you already gathered that though) of Island Indigo and Costal Cabana.  The sentiment is from the new stamp set called Chalk Talk.  It's stamped in Costal Cabana and then layered on a Labels Collection framelit.  The flowers are from one of my absolute favorite stamp sets called Secret Garden.  While the stamp set itself is not new, I cut these out using the new Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot.  Let me tell you - this is the greatest thing since sliced bread!  I love that I can put my stamped images on the cutting pad and position the framelits and not have them move around before I get them cut!!!  Fantastic.  These were stamped on Costal Cabana with VersaMark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I "colored" them using Coastal Cabana and Pumpkin Pie markers and I also used a VersaMarker for some added shading.  I finished them off with some Dazzling Details for a little bling.  The white layer is embossed with a new embossing folder called Beautifully Baroque.  This was a fun card to create and I think I'm going to do it in some other color combinations and see how they turn out.

This weekend brings lots of stamping action.  Saturday is a fun shoebox swap up in the mountains and Sunday is a class at my home (not being taught by me though) in making cards with Washi tape.  Saturday is son #4's birthday (good grief he'll be 39) and Sunday is my sister's birthday (won't tell age on that one though) so there will be some fun dinners out!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Catalog Projects - Part 2

Today I'm featuring another great color combination:



This card uses the new in-color Crisp Cantaloupe which pairs perfectly with Calypso Coral.   This card features a new stamp set/punch combination called Mosaic Madness with the Mosaic punch and also the new stamp set A Round Array which pairs with the 7/8 Scallop Circle punch.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Front Range Stampers Swap

Last night was the monthly meeting of the Front Range Stampers.  I can't tell you how much fun these gals are and how talented as well.  Here is my swap card:


This card features a new stamp set called Flower Shop with also has a coordinating punch called Pansy.  So much fun to play with.  I used a new sentiment from a new hostess set called Simply Sketched and punched and layered using the Large Oval punch layered on a Scallop Oval.  The card base is Daffodil Delight and the flowers were stamped using Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Melon Mambo.  This card also features some of the new washi tape that SU is offering in this new catalog.  It's called Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and it makes decorating your projects a breeze!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

New Catalog Projects - Part 1

I've been playing in the craft cave making some projects using some of the new toys from the new SU catalog!  Fun, fun, fun!

Here's the first one:



I am totally in love with the new in-colors and how they pair up with some of the other SU colors.  This card features a new in-color called Costal Cabana that pairs up perfectly with Island Indigo - love this combo!  The stamp used is a new single stamp called Five-Way Flower that utilizes five Stampin' Up! scallop circle punches.  I love stamps and punches to coordinate!!!!

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Monday Freebie - June 17, 2013

Here's a sailing freebie for you this sunny Monday!  DH is just about ready to launch Belmira for the season.  We're very excited!  I will be joining him aboard in August - YAY!

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I finally got some pictures of the projects that I have been working on using some of the new toys in the new SU catalog.  Check back later today for the first of those projects.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Freebie - June 10, 2013

This is dh's favorite saying these days:

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As always, I'd love to see it if you use one of my sentiments.  Please leave me a comment or drop me an email (address in the sidebar) and let me know so that I can come and visit!

I'll have some pix of my samples with toys from the new catalog for you tomorrow.  I'm having such fun playing with this stuff!  

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Kael!!!

Today is Kael's birthday!!!  He is 9 years old today and I am astounded - the time has just flown by.




Kael was my first grandchild and will always be very special to me.  I love you Kael!!!

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Freebie - June 3, 2013

As promised, I have two freebies for you today to make up for the missing one last week.  We never like making sympathy cards, but sometimes you have to.  A very good friend lost her dear bunny Dolly last week so I am making her a card using this freebie (hope to have a pix of that tomorrow):

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In honor of Father's Day here's another one for you.  This is my first Father's Day without my dad and he just loved to fish so this one's for you dad:

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Thanks so much to all of you that have sent me links to your projects using my digis - it's great to see what you do with them!!!  If you do use one of my digis, please send me a link so I can come visit.  Leave me a comment or shoot me an email (link in the sidebar).

Summer is finally here in Colorado and I am enjoying the warm sunshine so much.  I hope you are all enjoying your summer wherever you are as well.  Stampin' Up! has released their new Catalog and Idea Book, so watch for some projects using some of the fun new products here over the next few weeks.

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