Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Tags (Vanessa)

Wow! A new's a Christmas miracle!

Back in October, Shannon had a great gift idea for Christmas. TAGS. I decided that is what I would be giving neighbors this year.

Here I am mid project after tag #800 and wondering what I had gotten myself into!

And here is the finished project:

Supplies used:
Delightful Decorations Stamp Set (2009 Holiday Mini)
Christmas Punch Stamp set (hostess set)
Oval punch, square punch, ornament punch, tag punch
Kraft, white, Real Red and Old Olive paper
Real Red polka dot grosgrain ribbon
SU Clear envelopes
Fiskars paper crimper

My fingers were a little sore after all the punching and tying of the ribbon. I did have one neighbor tell me she loved it so much that she wasn't going to use them, just look at them. And another neighbor actually used one of them on their gift to us :) That made it ALL worth it. Now that I have all the stuff, I can do it again. I just need a year to recover!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Spooky Spider Part Two (Vanessa)

Remember Shannon's spooky spider from last year? I decided to copy her. So, so easy!

(Now let's just hope it doesn't fall off the top of my bookshelf and bonk someone on the head!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Convention 2009 (Vanessa)

LeAnn and I had the amazing opportunity of attending the Stampin' Up Convention in SLC a few weeks ago. We got to see the opening session which was exciting. We experienced all the attendees screaming like they were at a rock concert when Shelli (the founder of SU) appeared, we learned that Stampin' Up has a yearly theme song, we found out that hats can be fashioned out of die cuts from the Big Shot and we also learned that when you give out Stampin' Up Build-A-Bears, middle aged women go nuts.

The real reason we were there was to see our fellow Stamping Queen Shannon present on the big stage. We both think she has the best job ever and this just solidified it for us.Here is the big convention hall she presented in.
There she is on the jumbo tron, getting everyone pumped and ready for her presentation.

Here she is stamping and showing her creations from p.208 in the catalog (under $10 stamps). See how professional this production is? A cameraman and everything!

We are proud to say that Shannon is our friend and demonstrator. She did a great job and didn't even seem nervous presenting in front of all those people. She gets two thumbs up in our book...but we're not biased or anything!

Monday, July 20, 2009

July Club Projects (Shannon)

We had a fantastic club tonight!!! Here are the projects...using all kinds of new products!
This one uses my new favorite stamp set (not a surprise, I am sure): Chic Boutique....
...and a little bit of Melon Mambo card stock & ribbon....bummer that the dazzling diamonds on the Eiffel Tower didn't show up in the photo!
Next....Rich Razzleberry CS, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP cut out w/Big Shot butterflies, and Razzle Dazzle stamp set to make the background....
Lastly, I made a card using Medallion. I copied one of the samples in the catalog and used pastels--love love love the little halo it leaves behind! I did two-tone pastels. Then used a metal edge tag for the center....for the club, everyone made one w/the Really Rust pastel and a Dusty Durango center. But after club, I started messing around with other colors and made these.....
This one is my favorite.....for obvious reasons: PURPLE! (I used Lovely Lilac & Elegant Eggplant pastels, with a Rich Razzleberry center).

Friday, July 10, 2009

Accordion folded flowers (Shannon)

I saw a card sample online and I tried to recreate it from my mind but was having a really difficult time--it just wasn't turning out! So I started playing around and this is what I made instead....

This was the first one I tried and made such a mess of it that i went back after and figured out how to make it work. Zoey chose the DSP so I made it for her.

Not the cutest cards I've ever made but they were fun and I want to try some more.....

Merci (Shannon)

Last month, I made my sis some thank you notes for her Moulin Rouge shower....and here they are. Inside they say "merci".
I used an Eiffel Tower stamp set from a far inferior stamp company--but it was the best one I had so it had to do....however I just got Stampin' Up!'s newest Eiffel Tower stamp, and I seriously cannot wait to use it! It will definitely be on one of our club projects this month!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Simple B-day Thanks (Shannon)

I love the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp and have been dying to use it sime it appeared in the catty last last weekend I made a couple thank you notes for my b-day gifts. I gave one to my mama, and one for each of my 3 sisters.
I stamped the side of the cupcake exactly on the fold of cardstock--so it was a darling little cucake card (you can see the back of it in the above picture). Then I restamped the image on DSP and cut out just the frosting so that it looked perfect! Lastly I added the cherry on top and a little bling.
I just loved how cute these cards turned out--and after I handed them out, I didn't get one comment from those that know they should comment on my cards! So I said "Do ya'll not like the cards? You didn't say one thing!" And Allyson said "Well yeah they are cute but they aren't the cutest cards you've ever made or anything." hahaha I can always count on her to say something completely unexpected.
But I didn't care b/c I think they are the cutest ever!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pop's Shower (Shannon)

My little sis is getting married and we are having a shower for her in a couple weeks....she's having a Moulin Rouge theme so that is what inspired the invitations that I made.....

And a close-up....eve though it's fuzzy......

I loved they way they turned out so I wanted to share them w/all ya'll. :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stamp Club (Shannon)

This week was stamp club again and all the projects featured Designer Series Paper, since Stampin' Up! has a promotion this month where you can buy 3 packs of paper, get one free!!

This first one uses the Rockabilly paper--that has some glossy stuff on each page....I paired it with the Tart & Tangy stamp set...

You can sort of see that I've also lined the inside of the envelope with the same shiny, cherry paper. I got a card from my friend Lacey this week--it was such a fabulous card with the same idea--DSP on the inside of the envelope that matched the card. So I immediately stole that idea and this card is the result. :) (Lacey, there is one on its way to you!)

This next card was inspired by one of the cards we made in Virginia, during the card class that Robin Merriman did for my friends. I took the same idea--Manhattan flower die--and just changed the colors a little to incorporate Parisian Breeze DSP.
I'm going to be so sad when Baja Breeze retires! :(
Lastly, I used Trendy Trees and Tangerine Tango Patterns DSP...nice photgraphy, eh?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Manhattan (Vanessa)

I tried out the Urban Oasis Designer Series paper along with the Bloom Again Die Cuts from the Manhattan Collection coordinating accessories. (p.9 in the SU! catalog) And I used my free stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog: Polka Dot Punches.

I love how they turned out!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Crowns (Shannon)

I love glitter. And I love these cards. Coincidentally, so does Sina--at least I hope she does love them if she has received them! :) I used craft ink, heat & stick & glitter.These cards were the first ones I made--and then I tried using Grand Soiree--which also looks completely amazing and that's why we made them in stamp club this week!

This crown is not a Stampin' Up! stamp, unfortunately. You can't win 'em all. :)

This last one is my fave--it was stamped in black craft w/hot pink glitter over. Totally amazing! :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

This week's club projects (Shannon)

The theme was simple and elegant cards....
Fifth Avenue Floral embossed in black on black....
Grand Soiree and Taken w/Teal craft, heat & stick and glitter from the Cosmo set....

Inspired by Nature stamped in Rose Red, then stamped w/bleach.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bleaching (Shannon)

If you are in my stamp club, you are going to get to learn this technique on Monday!!!! This was the first time I tried Bleaching and I LOVED IT!!!! It's super fun and super cool (like totally!).
And if you are Jill, you are going to be very happy to find these cards in your mailbox in a few days. :) Happy Birthday!!!!
Here's the same thing, with the Grand Soiree chandelier image (currently my favorite stamp set).

Monday, February 16, 2009

Midway Stamping (LeAnn)

Here are a few of the cards I made while up in Midway this weekend. It was a fabulous weekend and I made a TON of cards. Thanks Shannon! My favorite card is the one on the bottom with the embossed flowers. My next fav is the Rock Star card.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Watercoloring (Shannon)

I had an old Simply Sent kit so I got it out so Zoey & I could stamp at her house one night. The Simply Sent kits have everything you need included--so it's super conveniet to take them with you or on the road or whatever.

I loved how the watercoloring of these cards turned out so I thought I'd post it. :)
The kit came w/Perfect Plum, Brocade (or it might be Ballet) Blue & Always Artichoke watercolor wonder crayons. I used the Blue one first then did layer of Plum after the Blue dried. Here's a close-up....

Saturday, February 14, 2009

M@ (Shannon)

We are stampin' it up in Midway all's my first creation....

These are monogrammed cards for Matt--for his b-day. :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Glitter Hearts & A Couple Cards (LeAnn)

A few weeks ago I went to Vanessa's to make cards...not only did I make a few cards, I also glittered these Valentine's hearts. I like the way they turned out! Just in time for the Holiday!! Thanks for letting me get glitter all over your house Vanessa!

I made a sympathy card for my card group at work and I copied Vanessa's wild wasabi card. (She didn't post one like this one.)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ginormous Flowers Part 2 (Vanessa)

After reading Shannon's post about SU's Ginormous Flowers, I knew I had to get some for Aubrey's room.
Shannon came over with Zoey and helped us put the flowers up. They look great and Aubrey loves the trail of flowers that her pink butterfly left across the wall.Thanks for your help Shannon and Zoey!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

For Amanda (from Shannon)

Amanda--you kept asking me for the measurements for the card stock and Designer Series Paper from our Simply Scrappin' event. So I finally took pictures of the 12 x 12's I put on display and just thought I'd upload them here....maybe some of the rest of you could use these too. :)

Solid 12 x make love notes and long skinny cards (always score at the half way mark)...
2nd solid 12 x make 4 x 4 cards when finished (square piece in the corner is a spare)... make accents for the cards.....
Hope this helps....let me know if you have questions. :) Happy Stamping!!!