Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fun, Fun, Fun

I've been playing in my craft room today with some new products from Stamp-It Australia that I received in the mail yesterday. Fun, Fun, Fun!!!  
All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

recipe:
Rose Clock stamp from Stamp-It Australia
whisper white card stock
crumb cake, pretty in pink, regal rose, certainly celery and wild wasabi SU markers
basic pearls, dimensionals


recipe:
crumb cake card stock
crumb cake and baja breeze ink
sweet sorbet DSP
Journey Script stamp from Stamp-It Australia
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
You're Lovely (SAB stamp set)
doilies, basic pearls, linen thread, dimensionals, sponge
flower ribbon - forgotten name but LOVE it - sadly it's not available anymore


recipe:
same products as in the above card except for the linen thread
plus...
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set
delicate designs embossing folder
needlepoint border embossing folder
7/16" trim
pool party ribbon (retired)





DSP Challenge

I've never been one to use a lot of DSP or any for that matter on my cards. I would buy it, choose my favourites and then rarely use it. No matter how I positioned it on the card, it never looked right to me. Well, I have decided to challenge myself to learn how to use it, to become comfortable using it and to share the tips I learn with you.
When I saw this tree on the Sweet Sorbet DSP, I just loved it and thought I have to use that somehow.  I wish there was a stamp that matched it. I cut it out and then thought, now what?  One of the things I learned from Maureen Merritt of MamaMo Stamps is to use DSP in small doses - a little can go a long way. So taking her advice, I came up with this card. (The crumb cake pieces look darker in the photo - quite a bit darker.)

recipe:
whisper white card stock
sweet sorbet dsp
decorative dots embossing folder
banners framelits dies
family reunion (retired)
crumb cake ink
dimensionals

Monday, December 30, 2013

I DID IT!!

It took me the better part of the day but I did it! I started a blog!! I have been thinking about doing this for some time but today a friend over at StampNation convinced me I could do it. 
Thank you Shea!
I'll be blogging about all things paper - card making, scrapbooking, 3D paper projects, mini albums...maybe some family adventures too.

This is a card I made the other day using a couple of the products that you could earn for free during the upcoming Sale-A-Bration with Stampin' Up! starting
January 28, 2014.


recipe:
whisper white card stock
sweet sorbet DSP
decorative dots embossing folder
itty bitty shapes punch pack
pearl basic pack
family reunion stamp set (retired)
dimensionals