Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just for...You

Hello Friends and Happy Thursday!
WOW! Thursday already?? I'm not complaining at all but this week sure flew by so fast.  I guess that  could be since my days start at 5:30am for work and the everyday routine after work which is usually getting home about 5:30 pm to get ready for my daily run, dinner and of course my craft time.  Just sharing a little with you all on my daily stuff:)

Ok now let's get to my card for today! I started with a sketch from Pattern Cards Challenge and the colors from Dynamic Duos Challenge.  I must say using these colors was definitely a challenge for me only because every idea I would come up with would of course have bright colors.  I finally decided to use the Tea Shopp stamp set for both challenges and everything fell is place.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you get a tiny bit inspired by my card today!!
A close up of my card showcasing those adorable tea cups with the added embellies.

I would normally not put these colors together but, I really do like the way the card looks with these colors! I really LOVE the Delicate Dollies die on the card.  I used our Bitty Banners Framelits Die to stamp the sentiment from Tea Shoppe.

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps- Tea Shoppe  Inks- Always Artichoke
Paper- Always Artichoke, River Rock, Whisper White, Regals and Neutrals Designer Paper Stacks,
Tools- Big Shot, Delicate Dollies Die, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Scallop Edge Border, Scallop Trim Border punchs, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Perfect Polka Dots Emboss Folder
Accessories- Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Product Suggestions of the Day:
Tea Shoppe - Clear-Mount Stamp
Tea Shoppe - Clear-Mount Stamp125547
Price$27.95
Whatever your tea preference, this delightful, vintage-inspired ten-piece set has a cup just for you. Coordinates with the Modern Label and Scallop Oval Punches and the Chamomile Stampin' Around Wheel. Use the masking technique to stack the smaller tea cups inside one another for a charming effect!
Set Quantity: 10

Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die
Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die126999
Price$21.95
Cut detailed designs with Sizzlits L dies. Use with the Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and the Multipurpose Platform. Cuts a single sheet of paper. Largest doily: 1-3/8" diam. Because this die is intricate, you may need to pop out some pieces after cutting.

Bitty Banners Framelits Die
Bitty Banners Framelits Die129267
Price$14.95
3 dies (largest: 2-1/4" x 1/2"). Coordinates with Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and Blue Ribbon Stamp Set. Use with Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform.

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Thank you for visiting today!!
Hugs,
Norma

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

BBQ time over at Decorate to Celebrate

Hello My Crafty Friends,
Welcome to another challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate where you can create party decorations for those BBQ's that you all will be having this summer!!!  I hope to see your creations over at Decorate to Celebrate HERE.


My projects for today includes a BBQ invitation that I cased from a couple of individuals from our Stampin' Connection Holly Podkowa and Debbie Henderson. See below under each picture for more details.  


Thank you for visiting today and until next time enjoy my BBQ projects for the DTC challenge!!



A close up of the grill and those hot dogs cooking!!! The punches for the smoke and hot dogs are retired punches but you can certainly substitute them for something similar.

Punches needed to create the grill: 
1-3/4" circle cut in half for the grill, word punch cut in half for the legs, 1" and 1/2" circle punches to create the wheels, mini brads, *retired horizontal slot for the hot dogs, Little labels pack for the grill handle  *retired double rectangle punch, Swirls Scribbles for the smoke off the grill. Stampin' Marker to mark on the hot dogs.
I used Real Red and Whisper White to create this utensil holder.  I used the Petite Pocket Bigz Die and the Lattie Bigz die.  A Basic Black belly band with some added Cherry Cobbler Twine, a tag and tada, !! Super easy and fast to mass produce.

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Product Suggestions of the Day:
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine - by Stampin' Up!
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine123125
Price$2.95
You'll find an endless number of project uses for this sturdy, twisted twine. Created to coordinate with the Nautical Expedition Suite; Cherry Cobbler and White twine is approximately 1/16" wide; spool contains approximately 25 yards.

Petite Pocket Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Petite Pocket Bigz Die123131
Price$42.95
Use this adorable pocket to enclose small, thoughtful gifts and delightful surprises! The innovative designs in these longer Bigz dies give you new and interesting creative options. Use with Extended Premium Crease Pads. The Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die works best using only one layer at a time. Measures 6" x 13-3/4".

Lattice Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Lattice Stampin' Up! Bigz Die115958
Price$21.95
Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Lattice Bigz die create delicate designs from any card stock, Designer Series paper, or other material. Use the Lattice design as an elegant overlay or a focal piece on your project. This Lattice die was designed as a repeatable image, allowing you to create beautiful designs on larger projects as well.
■ Can cut through multiple sheets of card stock, Texture Cuts wood sheets, window sheets, D├ęcor Elements sheets, and more
■ Use with Sizzix Big Shot machine and standard cutting pads G281
■ Die size: 5-1/2" x 6"




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Thank you for visiting today!!
Hugs,
Norma

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Create...Inspire...

Hello Friends,
I almost didn't make a card for today but, I thought to myself "come on Norma you can make a very simple card in no time" and so an hour later this is the card I created OMG!! unbelieveable a simple card and it took an hour crazy huh?  I sometimes think it too much!!  Does this ever happen to you guys??.  

Any who, I hope you enjoy this simple card for today LOL!! Thanks for visiting.

Friends, please join us tomorrow for another Decorate to Celebrate Challenge.

CR84FN Color Challenge- Color Inspiration below
Make it Monday- Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge- anything goes
Stamp in Sisters in Christ- flags or banners
Paper Play Time-  anything/say it with a sentiment
I used one of my all time FAVORITE embossing folder called Vintage Wallpaper. I decided to enter this card into the CR84FN Color Challenge  with the photo below as the inspiration of colors.
Make sure to visit CR84FN Color Challenge 

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps- Loving Thoughts, Apothecary Art
Inks- Melon Mambo Classic
Paper- Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Tools- Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Corner rounder

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Product Suggestions of the Day:
Apothecary Art - Clear-Mount Stamp
Apothecary Art - Clear-Mount Stamp125527
Price$27.95
Make a tasteful statement with our floral-inspired labels in classic designs. This perennially stylish six-piece set coordinates with our Labels Collection Framelits and the Attic Boutique product suite. Fill a jar with treats, adhere a stamped Apothecary Art label, then tie with 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon for a gift that's straight from the heart!
Set Quantity: 6

Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - by Stampin' Up!
Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder120175
Price$7.95
Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates a deeply embossed image on card stock and paper. The die embosses one side of the paper and debosses the other side, so you can use either side, depending on the look you want to achieve. You can emboss an entire card front edge-to-edge or create a large embossed image.

■ Designed to cut through one sheet of paper or card stock at a time
■ Use with Big Shot machine, standard cutting pads, and multipurpose platform
■ Die size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4"


Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Labels Collection Framelits Dies125598
Price$26.95
The innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you’re placing the design before you cut! Layer dies inside each other to cut frames for stamp images. Cut single labels for accents or layering. Use with single sheets of card stock or Designer Series Paper. Labels Collection coordinates with our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. Largest label is approximately 5-7/16" wide. Includes 6 dies in a sturdy envelope for easy storage in our Big Shot Die Storage.

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Thank you for visiting today!!
Hugs,
Norma

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Hello Friends,
Happy Monday!! Did you all have a fantastic and fun weekend???We had a fun weekend celebrating my nephew's 13th birthday on Saturday and enjoying great food and the best part catching up with my brothers and sisters and oh boy did we have a great time laughing...


Ok, so for today's project I used a sketch from our Stampin' Success July Magazine, this is a monthly magazine that as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get monthly, and I always wait for it anxiously and get excited to see the new projects that will be showcased with our "NEW" Stampin' Up! products. 


Thank you for visiting today and until next time enjoy my card with the "NEW" Elegant Butterfly punch!!

Have a fantastic Monday!!
This is a close up photo showcasing the Finishing Touches Edgelits die and the In Color Dahlias with the Elegant Butterflies
I also used the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack which I used for the "FIRST" time and I must say that I really like this pack and can't wait to use it again.  A must have product for only $7.95 item #126187
I added our Stampin' Dimensionals on the Crumb Cake layer and glue dots to adhere the In Color Dahlias to the Elegant Butterflies.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps-Bring on the Cake #121958
Inks- Gumball Green, Rasberry Ripple
Paper- Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Floral District Designer Paper
Tools- Big Shot, Finishing Touches Egelits Dies, Paper Snips, Elegant Butterfly Punch,Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat
Accessories- In Color Dahlias, Stampin' Deimensionals, Glue Dots
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Product Suggestions of the Day:
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

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Price$7.95

Pierced accents! Use designs or customize your patterns with grid.
• 3 unique templates; ea. 6" x 6"
• Coordinates with punches, Edgelits, and Framelits
• Use with Stampin’ Pierce Mat and Paper-Piercing Tool

Elegant Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch127526
Price$15.95
Use this punch with the elegant Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set for perfect coordination

In Color Dahlias
In Color Dahlias127556
Price$7.95
Bright little wonders! Detailed petals add touches of dimension and texture. Adhere with Mini Glue Dots. 20 flowers: 4 ea. in five 2012–2014 In Colors; 3/8". Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit.




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Thank you for visiting and enjoy your Day!!!
Hugs,
Norma

Friday, June 22, 2012

Designer Fabric Makeup Bags and a Card

Happy Friday my friends,
I'm so excited for the weekend we have a couple of birthday parties to attend and maybe catch a movie!!  I hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend!!

Today, I have a couple of projects using Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric and a card for my sister.  I'm most excited about sharing my FIRST SEWING projects , these adorable makeup bags!!!

I've been really inspired to learn to sew more from my new bloggie friend Daryl over at Patchouli-Moon Studio her sewing skills are AMAZING!! The Stampin' Up! Designer Fabrics come in  18 X 27 (fat quarters) and you get 3 different designs for ONLY $9.95

OK, so let's get to the projects:) The red bag will go to one of my sister's along with the card below!! She loves RED so, I hope she likes it:) The black one is for me and I will definitely be making some more.. Thank you for stopping by today!!!
I used the Forever Young Stamp Set and embossed the tiny frame and stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is a retired stamp set but you can certainly substitute it for one of your own. The sister sentiment is from our current Family Reunion stamp set.  The Oval Accent Clear Die was used to cut the lovely top shape in Whisper White.

The red bag can fit your brushes or any makeup items you would like to put inside.  The black one is a little smaller and higher in height.  I added the retired Stampin' Up! Charms on the zipper for a little glam!!
In the inside of the bags I added some 4 gauge clear vinyl that I got at Joann's and attached another piece of fabric for the inside. I also added my made by stamp in the inside which can be hard to see on these photos.  Love how they turned out.  I have to make more for my other sister and nieces!!
A closer look at the inside on this bag with another piece of fabric and the clear vinyl inside.  You can see a video I followed  HERE on how to make these adorable makeup bags.

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps- Timeless Portrait Stamp , Family Reunion 
Paper- Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black, Inks- Staz-On
Tools- Craft Scissors, Oval Accent Clear Die, *Sewing machine, *Zippers,* 4 gauge clear vinyl
Accessories- Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Cherry Cobble Seam Binding Ribbon, Retired charms
*non Stampin' Up!


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Product Suggestions of the Day:
Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric - by Stampin' Up!
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Price$9.95
Our Designer Fabrics coordinate with our exclusive colors and papers and are ideal for use with the Big Shot and for creating beautiful project embellishments.

Designer Fabric details:
■ 100% cotton
■ Patterns coordinate with select Designer Series Paper designs
■ Each assortment includes three coordinated designs in an extra-wide fat quarter size (28" x 18")

Forever Young - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Forever Young - Clear-Mount Stamp122572
Price$18.95
The five-piece Forever Young Stamp Set is available in wood, clear-mount, and as a digital download. With these elegant images you can keep your important memories young forever.
Set Quantity: 5



Cherry Cobbler 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!
Cherry Cobbler 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon120992
Price$6.95
Finish off a fabric project with our Deck the Halls Fabric perfectly with our 1/2" Seam Binding, available in coordinating colors of Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke. This soft and flowing seam binding ribbon will complement your handmade crafts beautifully any time of the year.

■ Expertly dyed to coordinate with exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors
■ ½” wide
■ 10 yards
■ Cherry Cobbler

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Thank you for visiting and enjoy your Day!!!
Hugs,
Norma
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