Friday, October 28, 2011

Bedtime Stories

A few scrapbook pages for you. Running short on time... back with some details soon.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Variety of Thank Yous

Good morning!  I'm super busy preparing for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack this Saturday, but decided to take a few minutes to post these thank you notes I made for my daughter to send for her birthday thank yous.  She needs a few more but this is all I had time for recently.  The Clean & Simple sketch FTL 163 came in handy.  I intended to just whip out 6 or so cards all in the same design, but you know me, I just couldn't do it.  Desgining is most of the fun so they all ended up different. 

 The Floral Fusion sizzlit is new to me so I first made a ton of these flowers with an old 6x6 pack of designer print patterns in Almost Amethyst.  The others shades of purple include current In Colors:  Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder.   

... with the new dotted designer brad and ruffled ribbon in Wisteria Wonder, oh and the Striped Embossing folder too!

...with the new mini silver brad, and Framed Tulips embossing folder.

... with the new-to-me sizzlit set: Lots of Tags, sentiment from Build-a-Roo.
...also new-to-me, the Designer Frames embossing folders, retired Floral background and some Dazzling Details glitter glue on the tiny white flowers inside.

Here's the sketch!  You should try it too!  Which one do you like the best?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Trick-o-Treat tonight for our household- I guess at 10 & 11 I might have a few more years of this.  Trying not to say "ugh".  :)  Actually, I don't mind it if the weather is perfect and there is no last minute running around scraping up costume parts... but there is zero hope of that.  LOL!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Vintage Sympathy and a Layout

How about a slightly vintage sympathy card today?  I put this together last week for a sketch challenge then never got around to uploading it.  I love the new Spice Cake DSP- so many nice colors and designs that look lovely together (even though I only used one here).  Was trying to keep this as Clean & Simple as possible- I think for another CAS challenge somewhere. 
Here is a quick shot of the inside using the new set Four Frames for the sentiment panel.  And I've finally gotten around to sharing a few of the scrapbook pages I did over a month ago.  This one seems sort of vintage to me so thought I'd include it in this post.  More to come! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

SUO Supplies (card):
Stamps:  Nature Walk, French Script background, Petite Pairs, Four Square
Colors:  Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Naturals Ivory (cardstock)
Accessories:  Scallop Square punch, Chantilly Lace ribbon, Dotted scallop ribbon border punch

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dazzling Christmas

OK, here it is.  The second Christmas card CASE I promised yesterday.  Copied from THIS (scroll down to the second card in this post) card by the great Carrie Gaskin.  Once again I had to change up some things since I don't have the stamp set she used.  Did you notice the sparkly details on the tree?  I added that with SU's new Dazzling Details glitter glue with a super fine tip for adding bling in intricate detail.

For extra texture the River Rock strip is crimped and of course the amazing quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon is textured itself! 

TIP:  Want to know how to make a notch in ribbon like that?  Just fold it in half and cut at an angle away from the fold.  And make sure your scissors aren't sticky like mine were- you'll get a much nicer cut!  For the notch on the end of a strip of paper just use a small square punch, turn it upside so you can see what you're doing, and punch!  Simple as that (with some practice). 

Super simple- hope you like it! 

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Petite Pairs, Pennante Parade
Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, River Rock, Always Artichoke, Whipser White
Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Rhinestone, Quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon, crimper

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Modern Merry

I've been working on more clean & simple Christmas card ideas for our upcoming Stamp-a-Stack.  This one is a CASE of this one by Carrie Gaskin of Artistic Avenger, one of my very favorite stampers!  Her work is amazing- take some time to browse her blog for lots of inspiration!  If I had all the elements she used mine would be even more similar. 

Stop back tomorrow for yet another CASE of the wonderful Carrie Gaskin.  I won't ruin the surprise for our nearly 40 participants just which of these two cards they will be making on October 29th! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Fine Flourish, Short & Sweet, Pennant Parade
Colors:  Whisper White, Concord Crush, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Decorative Label punch, Basic Rhinestone, white gel pen, mini silver brad, Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pennant Christmas

How about another Christmas card today?  Have you seen this new quilted satin ribbon??  Oh my!  It is so luxurious in person!  And it photos nicely too, I'd say.  Had to use my new Pennant Parade stamp set with matching punch to make this Christmas tree, and the new mini silver brads, aren't they cute?!  I've used a few on the inside as well, below.  I would love for this to be a card at our upcoming Stamp-a-Stack, but it is from a new Simply Scrappin' Kit called Christmas Lane and there are only 3 piece so I'm just not willing to give them up. 
Finally, I am really glad I bought Petite Pairs stamp set!  It has 9 sets of sentiments that work together for the front and the inside of a card, like the Christmas set shown here.  I love that they are petite- such a simple and sophisticated look I think. 

Oops, forgot to add a title and the fact that the sketch for this card is from this week's sketch challenge at 

Well, that's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Petite Pairs, Pennant Parade
Colors:  Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Mini silver brads, Quilted satin ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Designer Label punch

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quick & Complete Recovery Wishes

Hello again!  I'm back today with another Clean & Simple card, but this time with a Get Well Soon sentiment.  The sketch I borrowed is from the Clean & Simple blog (FTL160).  What a great sketch!  I haven't used this tree from Thoughts & Prayers in quite a while and decided it was time.  My layout is quite simple and clean I think, although I did use the Big Shot on three different occasions- the sentiment layer, the texture at the top, and the butterfly!  Can't live without that Big Shot!  I added one more tiny detail with that Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch (wish there was a simpler name for that since I use it so often!). 

Here's the inside.  I put a layer of the same patterned paper at the bottom with a Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch strip... so my sentiment is popped up at the top.  That leaves a little room to write a message! 

Hope you like it,

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers
Colors:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Naturals Ivory (paper)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Movers & Shapers die, Modern Label punch, Beatiful Wings embosslit, Dotted Scallop Ribbon boder punch, Lattice embossing folder

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Here for matter what!

I've finally gotten some new goodies to play with and found time to dedicate to stamping.  Ooh, I love trying out new Stampin' Up! products!  I also loved this sketch, from Monday's CAS challenge on Splitcoast, combined with the color challenge from the Just Add Ink (JAI87) color challenge

This set, Up Up and Away, is full of a variety of different hot air balloons and phrases too.  It is FUN!  My main two are stamped on glossy white cardstock with Calypso Coral ink.  The rest are all stamped with Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake card base so they stay in the background.  Also tried out the new "Stripes" embossing folder as well as the stamp sets Four Frames and Petite Pairs.  Ooh, and did you see that new polka dot brad in Pool Party?? 

And here's a shot of the inside too!  I just had to finish it off.  Thank you for visiting me.  I'll be back tomorrow with something new! 

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Up, Up and Away; Petite Pairs, Four Frames
Colors:  Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, In Color Printed Designer brad, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Word Window punch