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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Baby Card

My daughter, Krista, came over Friday evening for Tom's birthday.  She mentioned she needed a card for a baby shower, so we put our heads together and she made her first card.  She did a fantastic job.  Cute, cute, cute.

She decorated the envelope, too.  Below is a closer look at the card. 

The stamp set is Easy Events.  She used colors in the Brights collection:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Color Palette

I'm doing another card using the color palette from the Color Me Beautiful website.  The challenge is to use at least three of the Stampin' Up! colors on the palette in the design along with SU stamps.  Stampin' Up's colors coordinate in card stock, ink, ribbons, buttons – everything!

If you want to learn more or see the other cards and projects in this challenge, visit the Color Me Beautiful website at

Here's the card I made using all four colors:

I used Stampin' Up's Paper Daisies and colored them with the Rich Razzleberry Ink Refill.  Once they dried, I glued them to Lucky Limeade paper and put a pearl in the center.  It's hard to see in this photo, but I used all four colors in the card.  The Basic Gray cardstock outlines both the Rich Razzleberry and the Tempting Turquoise papers.

The second photo shows the colors better, but it's at a strange angle.  I need some photography lessons!

How about a close-up of the card?  Now you can see the colors and the flower better.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Workshop Projects

It's stamp workshop time!  I'm having two classes on October 1, one from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and the second one from 1 - 3 PM.

The card below is done with the baby wipe technique.  I'm looking forward to showing that technique to the people who come to class.  The stamp with the leaves is from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

The Halloween cards below have googly eyes (fun, fun, fun) and are made with the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  There are several images to choose from, so people will have a choice whether they want a mummy, bat, witch, etc., on the front of the card.

Another Thanksgiving card we'll do is one that you can color in the wreath or just leave it as stamped, which is what I did in the photo below.  If you know me, you may know that I don't like coloring in anything by hand.  Never did.  I find it frustrating.  Maybe it's because I hurry and can't stay inside the lines.  Okay, back to class information:   You can choose from the wreath or an autumn scene (not pictured but very nice indeed) using the Full of Blessings stamp set from the Holiday catalog.

I hope these photos give you an idea of what we'll be making.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Color Challenge

I got an email from a Stampin' Up demonstrator about a color challenge she and a few other demos are doing.  The challenge is to use as many of the five colors below in a card or project.

I decided to make a card using all the colors.  I used the hostess set called A Cherry on Top.   I'm glad I had the Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me line everything up with this card!

I put some Dazzling Diamonds on the center cupcake.  A happy accident was that I had put Crystal Effects on the top knob portion of the "glass" and some of the Dazzling Diamonds adhered to that, too.

The color challenge blog is at if you want to know more about it.  Each week they will post a new color challenge.