Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Catalog Open House

Thanks to everyone who came to my open house today.  It was fun to see you all.  Here’s a picture of the samples everyone got to make:


Supplies used:
Stamp set: Heard from the Heart
Cardstock: Naturals White, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: White Craft Ink
Accessories: Scallop Square Die, Big Shot, Polk Dot Ribbon


Supplies used:
Stamp set: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Scallop Square Die, Big Shot, Polk Dot Ribbon

Whenever I start working with new colors, it is always a challenge for me to get comfortable with what combinations will look good.  I don’t feel like I have an eye for color so I tend to lean towards monochromatic combinations for simplicity.  If I feel like branching out, then I usually go with color choices that are already together in a DSP (designer series paper) pattern.  In these cards, I used the color combo from the Razzleberry Lemonade.  At first I wasn’t sure about the curry color, but after I looked through the different patterns in the pack, I realized that there were lots of possible combinations.

Here are some more samples I’ve been playing with using the new fancy favor die and the same Razzleberry Lemonade DSP colors:

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These little favor box/bags are a great size for a couple of large cookies in a cello bag, or I put a handful of the mini size snickers/milky way/twix candy.  You can dress them up with a handle, or fun embellishments on the front.

What do you love in the new catalog?  Still need a copy—contact me and I can drop one off or mail you one. 

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another card to share with you today. I copied this one from last year's catalog. I really like square cards a lot! And darn that post office for charging extra to mail them! I heat embossed the square image from A Little Somethin' (retired). Heat embossing is something you can do to really "step up" the look of your projects. It is super easy. I keep my embossing powder in the sandwich sized plastic storage tupperware kind of thingy. It makes it much less intimidating to clean up. I just sprinkle the embossing powder over the paper with a spoon that I keep inside the box. The little flower on the yellow square comes from the Filigree Designer Brads series. Supplies used:
Stamp Set: A Little Something'
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Old Olive, So Saffron, Bella Rose DSP (retired)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Boho Blossoms Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Filigree Designer Brads, Square Punch

Saturday, July 4, 2009

another in color card

Here's another example of Rich Razzleberry with Orchid Opulence, it also uses the Great Friend stamp set. I copied the layout and colors from the new catalog:

Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Cardstock: old olive, whisper white, orchid opulence
Ink: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: punch windows movers die, paper piercing tool, brads, big shot

Friday, July 3, 2009

Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo

A new catalog means new In Colors. My favorites so far are Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo. Here's a few samples:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: A Little Somethin' (retired)
CS:Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper white
Ink: Melon Mambo ink
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, Movers and Shapers die, punch windows die, heart punch, texture plate, big shot

Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Great Friend
CS: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, movers and shapers die, punch windows die, scallop oval punch texture plates, big shot

Great Friend Item #113792 $17.95

I NEVER thought I would see the day that I added Orchid Opulence to my order. The original pack that is sitting in my paper files is almost 5 years old! So dust off your Orchid Opulence paper and ink because it pairs really well with Rich Razzleberry. There's a new DSP in the catalog called Cottage Wall that combines Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, and Rich Razzleberry and I can't wait to get it!

used stamps for sale

Stamp Sale!!! I have a ton of retired stamp sets that I am ready to sell. These are all "gently used". Most of the stamp sets have a little white dot with a price written on it. Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing any of these. Prices are somewhat negotiable. Stamp sets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. I will have these all on display at my new catalog open house on July 11th.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog

It is time for a new catalog! I'll be having my new catalog open house on Saturday, July 11th from 10-1. Free make and takes, door prizes, used stamps for sale, and of course new catalogs will be available for $5 or free if you host a workshop.

Click on the catalog picture in the sidebar on the left to view the catalog.

Contact me at for more info about my upcoming open house.