Friday, May 31, 2013

Triple Time Stamping

Triple stamping is not a new technique and I have posted other cards using it in the past, but this one that I saw on Sandi MacIver's blog also includes emboss resist.  I had to try it out.

I pretty much copied Sandi's card although I don't have the stamp set she used for the leaves.  I also used Pool Party instead of the soon to be retired Baja Breeze.  I used a different sentiment (I don't have the set Sandi used).

Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Thank You Kindly (retired)
Ink - Real Red, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Other - White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Clean & Simple Card

I have copied this card exactly as I saw it while checking out blogs a while ago.  I forgot to mark down the source so can't direct you to the original.  The card features the Petite Curly Label punch and the coordinating stamp set Pretty Petites that were introduced during this year's Sale a bration event.  The punch will be carried over to the new catalogue, but the stamp set won't.  Although the 2011-2013 series of InColours is retiring at the end of the month, two of the colours on this card will be part of the refreshed core colours offered by Stampin' Up!  Calypso Coral and Pool Party will now be part of the Subtles collection.

Stamp Set - Pretty Petites 
Ink - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Card Stock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade (retiring)
Other - Petite Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals, Designer Printed Brads (retiring), Calypso Coral, Pool Party (retiring) and Lucky Limeade (retiring) Baker's twine

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Colour Challenge - SBTS #23

A few weeks ago Kimberly VanDiepen posted a colour challenge using Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, So Saffron and Strawbery Slush (new InColour).   I wanted to participate in the challenge but just could not get going on it until I saw these cards posted by Gretchen Barron.  I knew that I would be able to make a card I was comfortable with using bright colours that I am definitely not comfortable using.

I have used lots of retired and soon to be retired products on this card

Stamp - Express Yourself (new Hostess set), Itty Bitties (retires May 31), 
Ink - Jet Black Stazon, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush
Card Stock - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush (new Incolour), Crushed Curry
Other - Elegant Lines Embossing folder (retiring), So Saffron button (retiring), Heart Sizzlit (retired), Heart to Heart punch (retired), Scallop Border punch, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Sweet Shop DSP (retired), Hugs Note (retired), Basic Rhinestones

Monday, May 27, 2013

CASEing Heather Summers

I check Heather Summers' blog every day to see what new inspiration she has for us.  I am never disappointed and use her samples a lot.  Sometimes I copy them just as she has displayed them or I take her idea and make it my own.  For this card I pretty much copied Heather's card exactly.  See Heather's card HERE.

Stamp Set - Friendly Phrases, Itty Bitties (retiring May 31)
Ink - Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Card Stock - So Saffron, Baja Breeze (retiring May 31), Riding Hood Red (retiring May 31)
Other - Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Fancy Fan, Polka Dot and Square Lattice Embossing folders, Hung Up Cute Clips

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Pinwheel Spinner Card

These spinner cards are so much fun.  Many years ago Judy had shown me how to make them and recently I was reminded about them when I was cruising through Dawn Olchefske's blog.  She made a spinner card using the Pinwheel Sizzlit die.  How fun!

Unfortunately it looks like the Wishes Your Way stamp set, the Pinwheel Sizzlit die and the Clouds embossing folder are not being carried over from the Spring Catalogue.

By tilting the card a little bit the pinwheel spins along the track created with the Word Window punch.

Stamp Set - Wishes Your Way
Ink - Island Indigo
Card Stock - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (retired)
Other - Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pinwheel Sizzlits die, Mini Silver brads, two pennies, Clouds embossing folder

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kimberly's Colour Challenge

Yesterday Kimberly VanDiepen put forward a colour challenge inspired by things she had seen on the internet.  The colours she challenged her readers to use were Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Sahara Sand and the new InColour Coastal Cabana.

I saw a card posted by Julie Marshall that I thought would be perfect to play along with the challenge.

Ink - Jet Black Stazon
Stamp Set - Bring on the Cake
Card Stock - Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White 

Friday, May 24, 2013

It's a Card!

Although most of my recent posts have been pages created with My Digital Studio I have been doing some stamping as well.  The card today is a direct CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of one I saw on Corinne Somerville's blog (Stamping with Roxy).  I loved the bright colours and the sunburst created with the Polka Dot Parade designer papers makes me smile.

Stamps - Delicate Doilies, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired Hostess set)
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Card Stock - Old Olive, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Other - Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, 2 3/8" and 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punches, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stripes Embossing Folder

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Creative Challenge - Inky Divas

The group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that I belong to has started a weekly challenge.  This week's challenge was to create a card (following a sketch) using a retiring stamp set.  I decided to use the stamp sets Pretty Postage and Wordplay.

Stamp Sets - Pretty Postage, Wordplay (both sets are retiring at the end of May
Ink - Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse
Other - Punches - Postage Stamp, 1" Square, Gumball Green stitched ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sneak Peak - New Colours

It is almost time for the new Stampin' Up! catalogue to go live and that means new stamp sets, a new set of InColours and so much more.  Demonstrators were given an opportunity to pre-order selected products including the new InColours so I ordered a package of the card stock and got all of the ink pads.

I saw some lovely cards posted by Patty Bennett and was regretting that I didn't have the stamp sets she used but I do have a number of flower motif stamp sets so I pulled some of them out.  One of those was Tropical Party (retired) and I decided it would be perfect.

Here is my card

Stamp Sets - Tropical Party (retired), Petite Pairs
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party
Card Stock - Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Other - Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2 1/2" Cricle Punch, Bitty Butterfly punch

Friday, May 17, 2013

MDS Challenge - Colouring & Cropping Stamps

This week was the 25th challenge since Heather Summers and Kimberly VanDiepen started their weekly challenges.  If you haven't already done so you might want to join their MDS Challenge Facebook Group.

The challenge was to colour and or crop stamp brushes in MIDS.  I didn't crop the stamp brush at all, but I did use the fantastic colouring tool.  The words are all one stamp, but I was able to colour individual words using that tool.  Most elements are from the Sycamore Street download that was available during Sale-a-bration.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

MDS Challenge

I did a second page for last week's challenge - photos in punches.  It is pretty much the same layout as my page from this month's MDS Online Club.  For this page I used the Be Yourself download for most of the elements on the page.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MDS Challenge

Last week the challenge from Heather Summers and Kimberly VanDiepen was to use photos in punches.  I was looking at some photos I had saved to my computer from our trip to Alberta several years ago and remembered that I had purchased an MDS download that included punches for each of our provinces so I decided to do a page using the Alberta punch with some of the photos from that trip.  I remembered a technique Heather had shown a year to two ago where it looks like multiple photos are in a single punch.  It took a bit of patience, but I am super happy with the result.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Digital Studio Online Club

This page uses elements from the Neon Notes kit featured in the May MDS Online Club (designer series papers, tag).  I found this kit kind of scary - the colours are so bright.  I did a search and found a layout that I really liked using these elements.  Heather Summers had given a tip on how to make it look like the ribbon embellishment is actually going through the hole in the tag.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Digital Studio Online Club

I signed up for a My Digital Studio Online Club hosted by Heather Summers (for Canadian participants) and Kimberly VanDiepen (for US participants)  This month the two kits featured are Neon Notes and On Holiday.

This page uses Designer Series papers from the On Holiday kit.  In addition, the tag behind the title is from that kit.  One of the tips shared this month was to use the Freeform tool within the My Digital Studio software to create the stitching lines in the triangles and on the photos.