Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Baja Breeze Hydrangea

Today's card is another April stamp a stack card.  I wanted to use the hydrangea stamp featured in the Best of Twenty-five Years ~ Flowers.  I also wanted to make the cards pretty simple to make, and I think this was the easiest one. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Best of Twenty-five Years ~ Flowers
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla
Stampin' Write Markers:  Baja Breeze & Wild Wasabi
Framelits:  Windows
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon:  5/8" Seam Binding in Baja Breeze
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges

Monday, April 29, 2013

New Project Kit from Stampin' Up! ~ Bloomin' Bouquet

Well, I didn't get a chance last evening to post anything to my blog.  One of our dacshunds managed to get out of his cage while we were gone and ate WAY too much chocolate.  Yes, he climbed onto my desk, then stood on my two-drawer filing cabinet and stretched as far as he could to sneak a bag of chocolate from on top of my four-drawer filing cabinet.  The only reason I found out is because he knocked off my daughter's piggy bank and I found it in pieces on the floor. :(  Needless to say it was a long night for us last night, but he's doing ok today. :)  

So instead of showing you a card that I've done I thought I let you know about the  Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit and watch the video here on how to put them together.  They are very simple too do!  I love making 3-D flowers, so this project is right up my alley. :)


Here are the details...

Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, It's finally Spring, Just Because ~ This is an easy-to-assemble kit and comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95

Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

If you don't have a demonstrator I'd love to be yours!  Just visit me here for more info or to order. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Happiest Birthday Cardinal

It's Sunday so that means it's time for a Red Hot Stampers' challenge card.  Today's card isn't my norm, but my mother-in-law's birthday is coming up, and I wanted to use this sketch challenge for it....oh, and she loves cardinals too. :)  Let's hope she does't see my blog or she'll be seeing her card a couple of days early. lol  I tried to make the card as springy as possible since cardinals usually go on Christmas cards.  My hubby thinks it looks ok so that's good enough for me.   As you can tell I also flipped where I put my bird.  After I put him together I realized I made him backwards, and I wasn't doing him over again to match the sketch! lol  Don't forget to check out what the other Red Hot Stampers made using this challenge here.





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Apothecary Art
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler,  Wild Wasabi, Basic Black,
More Mustard & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango & Basic Black
Punnches:  Bojo Blossoms & Bird
Brads:  3/16" Neutrals (Black)
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Sponges

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Elements of Style in Black and Gray

I know...the card I posted yesterday used this same stamp set, but I made this card for my April stamp a stack before I knew this set was on the retired list.  My daughter actually helped me come up with this card.  She said all of my cards use too much Very Vanilla or Whisper White card stock.  She's right...I use a lot of those colors! lol  I really like them though, and I'll still use them.  It was nice to make a card a little different from my norm though. 


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray & Wisteria Wonder
StazOn:  Black
Ribbon:  3/8" Ruffled in Wisteria Wonder
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Friday, April 26, 2013

So long to some of my favorites...

Today's card is inspired by this week's Paper Players Clean and Simple Challenge #142 - A one-layer card.    Now that's a hard one for me because I like to add a little dimension to my cards.  When trying to figure out what to use I decided why not use a bunch of things that are retiring since I won't be using them much longer.  Well, maybe I will for my personal stuff, but not for my stamp a stacks or card classes. :(  My favorite thing that is going is the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint that I spritz on my cards.  I don't know what I'm going to do without it!  I use it on a LOT of my cards because it adds so much to them.  I think I'll keep using it as long as I have some on hand! :)   I also picked one of my two favorite sets that is retiring and colored it in with retiring colors (except So Saffron).  It's kind of hard to see in my picture, but I scored a rectangle and only colored on the inside of it, then spritzed only the outside of the card.










Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style
Card Stock:  Watercolor Paper
Classic Stampin' Pads & Reinkers:  Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze,
So Saffron & Certainly Celery
StazOn:  Black
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Simply Scored Scoring Tool


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thoughts of You

Here's another card we made at this month's stamp a stack.  I hadn't used this set in a while and thought it would be nice to use it again.  I also wanted a card that went together pretty quickly and this one did. :)







Also don't forget about the retiring stamp sets and accessories.  The retiring stamp sets HERE are available until June 3, and the accessories HERE are available while supplies last!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Artistic Etchings, En Francais & Loving Thoughts
Card Stock:  Basic Black & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Basic Black & Cherry Cobbler
Punch:  Bird
5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mojo Monday's The Open Sea

  Well I had a very small group turn up for my stamp a stack this month, but I was so tired it was nice to sit and relax a little this time.  I did manage to make two of the five cards while they were stamping too, so that was nice.  This is the only masculine card that we did, but I loved how it turned out.  I used Mojo Monday's sketch challenge here for the design and saw a few cards out there that used similar colors to this that I liked.



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pool Party & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Island Indigo & Pool Party
StazOn Black
Punch:  1 1/4" Square




Sunday, April 21, 2013

RHSSC Punch Art Baby Card

It's Sunday so that means it's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge post.  Yikes, it's been a week since I've posted!  Well, I'll have a few cards to show you this week since I have a stamp a stack on Tuesday.  I'd better get busy too!!  Well, today's card follows the sketch...kind of. lol  I needed a baby card and saw really cute card using these punch art animals by Doris Denman, and I had to give them a try.  I think hers turned out way cuter, but I wanted something with more boy colors since that's the kind of card I needed...I know, I used a little pink. :)  Oh, and don't forget to check out the Red Hot Stampers cards made with this same sketch here





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Elegant Bojo Blossoms

Today's card for the Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge is pretty clean and simple.  I wanted to follow the sketch pretty closely and decided to use the Bojo Blossoms punch using the smallest flower to create this week's card.  Don't forget to check out the other cards using this sketch over at the Red Hot Stampers blog. :)






Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Elegant Eggplant
Embossing Folder:  Designer Frames
Punches:  Bojo Blossoms & Extra-large Oval
Jewels:  Basic Pearl
Shimmper Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges

Saturday, April 13, 2013

HSS - Island Indigo Field Flowers

Today's card is an attempt to make a clean and simple card for a card party I'm having next week.  I used the Hand Stamped Sentiments color Challenge #157 to make this card.  I wasn't too sure about the colors, but think I managed to make them work pretty well. :)



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Field Flowers & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
 & Lucky Limeade
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Sponges


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thinking of You Fabulous Florets

Yes, its another sponged Fabulous Florets card.  I was going to use one of my Red Hot Stampers' cards for a stamp a stack that I have tonight and couldn't find it.  I must have given it away and don't remember.  That seems to be my life a lot lately...I don't remember! lol  Anyway, it was one similar to this card, but I did make a few changes to it. :)

On another note, congratulations to Monica C. for winning as my mystery hostess!  I didn't have a lot of orders, but did get enough to give away $25.  :)  I have to start building from somewhere, and if I don't try I won't go anywhere. So here's to a little more success each day.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Florets & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Baja Breeze, Pool Party & Certainly Celery
VersaMark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Framelits:  Ovals Collection
Shimmer Spray (rubbing alcohol, shimmer paint & certainly celery reinker)
Sponges


Monday, April 8, 2013

Gray and Pink Field Flowers

Here's yet another version of a card I made a couple of months ago.  I didn't want just black and white, or just pinks like I used on my other cards so I did gray and pink.  I was actually trying to use my two-tone pink pirouette/rose red ribbon, but ended up liking the gray better.  Changes seem to happen to me a lot when I'm making cards. lol


Remember today is the last day to get free shipping from Stampin' Up!  If you order $25 or more you can be entered into my Mystery Hostess drawing, but you must enter the code SGA9YWFY on my website in order to be eligible.  You will be entered one time for every $25 that you order before tax.  The hostess benefits will be based on the $$$ of sales I receive, and follow the same chart listed in the catalog (see below).  However if you order $150 or more you don't want to enter the code because you will be your own hostess and receive the benefits yourself.

Remember you can order from

The large Idea book - Annual Catalog
The Spring Catalog
The Clearance Rack
All current Stampin' Up! Specials

Click on this link to go directly to my Stampin' Up! site.  


If you have any questions or need any help don't hesitate to contact me. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Field Flowers
Card Stock:  Basic Gray & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pink Pirouette & Rose Red
Embossing Folder:  Honeycomb
Framelits:  Ovals Collection
Ribbon:  1 1/4" Two Tone in  Basic Gray/Basic Black
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack




Sunday, April 7, 2013

RHSSC - The Open Sea

It's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge and boy was it a challenge this week...at least it was for me. lol  Since I needed another masculine card for a stamp a stack coming up I decided to use The Open Sea stamp set since it's been sitting idle for the winter.  
Don't forget to check out the other cards using this sketch here at the Red Hot Stampers' blog.


Don't forget that Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping today and tomorrow!  If you order $25 or more you can be entered into my Mystery Hostess drawing, but you must enter the code SGA9YWFY on my website in order to be eligible.  You will be entered one time for every $25 that you order before tax and shipping.  The hostess benefits will be based on the $$$ of sales I receive, and follow the same chart listed in the catalog (see below).  However if you order $150 or more you don't want to enter the code because you will be your own hostess and receive the benefits yourself.

Remember you can order from

The large Idea book - Annual Catalog
The Spring Catalog
The Clearance Rack
All current Stampin' Up! Specials

Click on this link to go directly to my Stampin' Up! site.  

  www.shoogendoorn.stampinup.net

If you have any questions or need any help don't hesitate to contact me. :)



Hostess Reward Chart


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea & On Your Birthday (retired)
Card Stock:  Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Early Espresso & Marina Mist
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Sponges




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Yellow & Green Fabulous Florets

Since I'm having another stamp a stack that my cousin is hosting I thought I'd better get busy planning some cards and that means it's time to look at some sketch challenges. :)  I really loved the Fabulous Florets that I sponged in my previous post and decided to use those same flowers in the same way, but put them into the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch.  I also wanted to sponge a color combo on the flowers that I haven't done before.  That's when I saw both the Stampin' Celebration and Paper Players challenges.  Stampin' Celebration is all about greens and yellows and the Paper Players lets us play tic-tac-toe.  Of course I chose the green and yellow, then went with the spring and pearls.  After all this work I'm not so sure I'll be doing this as a stamp one of the stamp a stack cards, but I sure enjoyed making it! lol





Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Florets & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Lucky Limeaid & So Saffron
VersaMark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Embossing Folder:  Honeycomb
Framelits:  Ovals
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


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