Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's a Loop Thing

I really like this new Hand drawn designer paper. The silver accents are from the stylized silver hodgepodge hardware. I thought Kiwi Kiss matched the cake and cupcakes on the red better than old olive. I used the scallop punch for the pink pirouette and a non stampin up punch for the baja breeze.

This card also uses Hand drawn DSP. I use circle punches in different sizes and then used build a brad for the center. The greeting is printed on whisper white designer paper and popped up with dimensionals. I used the small oval punch for the baja breeze background.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Here is another case from the famous Nancy Riley. You can see her version with the tutorial, here. She even gave me one for Christmas. I love my friend. Anyway, I did an everyday version using Urban Garden paper. Can't get enough of it! I used two different patterns on the cover and added a basic gray taffeta ribbon. Ooh, so love this ribbon. I used basic gray cardstock to punch two flowers with the 5 petal flower punch and old olive for the small flower with a non-su punch. On the inside I used more from the urban garden family and used a stamp from Season of Joy to stamp the swirl (also with basic gray) on several of the sheets of paper. My daughter gave each of her teachers one of these for Christmas along with some other goodies.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Okay, so now I am going to BRAG about my awesome daughter, Makenna. She made the cheer squad at her school. She is really good and so much fun to watch. This is the last month of cheer and then back to dance full time. Ugh! She is so busy. I don't know where she gets all the energy. I finally managed to get a picture of her in her uniform today. She was bummed because she isn't feeling so great but, she was a trooper.


I made another topiary. This time using Bella Rose paper. I love this paper. I punched and punched and punched. It takes a lot of flowers to make these. There are 2 large flowers punched in contrasting colors using the 5 petal flower punch. One small flower is punched for the center using a non-stampin-up punch. This is a third color. I secured the flower with an extra long stick pin that has a white ball on the tip. The pot was painted with red craft paint that matched the Ridinghood red paper, then i used a sponge and chocolate chip ink to give it an aged look. I used tape to secure the kiwi kiss ribbon. The balls are just styrofoam found at Michael's. I did paint these first with the red so no gaps would show. The stem is a wooden dowel stained with chocolate chip ink. All of it is glued in place and moss covers the foam inside the pot. These take a long time to make but so worth it in the end.


Can I tell you how bummed I am that Inspired by Nature is not in the new catalog? I love that set. Anyway, I am glad that Upsy Daisy is still here.

For this card I used not quite navy as a base. Then the image is stamped with baja breeze first, then not quite navy, for a shadow look. Thank you is stamped in kiwi kiss. I used the scallop punch on a piece of baja breeze for the bottom and then layered scrap pieces of Urban Garden paper (glad that has remained in the catalog). Last, I added the kiwi kiss satin ribbon.


Of course, once again I have cased Nancy Riley. You can see her card here.

This is one she did ages ago but I still love it. I did a normal size card and used baja breeze instead of real red.


Baroque Motif stamp set
Basic black, whisper white, basic grey and baja breeze cardstock

Black stazon, and versamark ink
Basic grey taffeta ribbon, self stick rhinestones, horizontal slot punch and dimensionals