Friday, May 4, 2012

Retiring Elizabeth

The Elizabeth stamp set really caught my eye when it was first introduced. It is so elegant. This is the last month to purchase this beauty. Check out these lovely cards ...

  • Stamp Sets - Elizabeth (W 117020)

Keep on stamping!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blushing Bride - Literally!

One of the ladies I follow on Pinterest has been pinning a lot of wedding ideas recently (you know who you are!). It is that time of year, you know. Well, it got me thinking about weddings in general and my wedding in particular. The color scheme for this card was inspired by my wedding. The bridesmaids wore a soft rose color and the groomsmen wore gray tuxes. Plus, this color is called Blushing Bride! Hmmm...

Here is a blast from the past - me with my siblings at my wedding...

Well, anyway, I have featured a number of retiring items on this card - Blushing Bride paper and ink, the beautiful lace border punch, and 2 stamp sets - Medallion and I {Heart} Hearts.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Try changing out the colors on this card to coordinate with the bride's colors.
  • Or, change out the sentiment and use this as a Mother's Day card or a birthday card.

  • Stamp Sets - I {Heart} Hearts (W 117010, C 118571), Medallion (115223), Loving Thoughts (W 125843, C 125845)
  • Ink - Basic Gray (109120), Blushing Bride (119786)
  • Card Stock - Basic Gray (121044), Blushing Bride (Sold Out!)
  • Designer Series Paper - 2010-2012 In Color Patterns (117158)
  • Tools - Lace Border punch (122362), Small Heart punch (117193)
  •  Accessories - Basic Pearls (119247)

Keep on stamping!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Retirement Parade Continues - 5-Petal Flower punch

My stamp club ladies know that I am a nut for punches. Largely, this is because I am lazy - too lazy to fussy cut much of anything. So punches are perfect for me. The coordinating punches and stamp sets are some of the many things I love about Stampin' Up! Today, I pay homage to one of the punches that is retiring at the end of the month - the 5-Petal Flower punch.

The sketch for my card comes from Sketch Frenzy Friday. I also played along with The Paper Players challenge this week. I chose diagonally - Flowers, My Choice (bling), and Designer Paper.

  •  Stamp Set - Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
  • Ink -Basic Black (101179)
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz (119795), Rich Razzleberry (115316), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (100730)
  • Designer Series Paper - Pocketful of Posies (122354) 
  • Accessories - Basic Pearls (119247), Large Basic Pearls (125577)
  • Tools - 5-Petal Flower punch (119880), Boho Blossoms punch (119858), Modern Label punch (119849), Word Window punch (119857)

Keep on stamping!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Terrific New Demonstrator Starter Kit (and a card)

I have wonderful news about the new demonstrator starter kit. It is now only $99 and it is completely customizable! You can choose any -- yes, any -- products in the catalog up to a total of $125 retail. Then Stampin' Up! adds in $65 dollars in business supplies. Oh yeah - and shipping is free! This is a wonderful deal. You can join to take advantage of this wonderful business opportunity or you may just want to join to get a great deal on the starter kit and to be able to order at a discount. The wonderful thing is that there is no obligation to hold workshops or teach classes. Click here to learn more!

Now - on to today's post...
I'm continuing my posts of cards made with retiring stamp sets, paper, and accessories. Today, I played along with two different challenges - Clean and Simple sketch challenge and the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge.

Three Little Words was one of the first stamp sets I purchased when I began stamping. When I pulled it out to make today's card, it reminded me why I bought it - the versatility of the sentiments.

  •  Stamp Set - Three Little Words (113254)
  • Ink -Night of Navy (102977), Peach Parfait  (119783)
  • Card Stock - Peach Parfait (119794), Night of Navy (100867), Sahara Sand (121043), Whisper White (100730)
  • Tools - Scallop Border Punch (119882)

Keep on stamping!