Friday, July 30, 2010

Thoughts & Prayers

Here is a swap I've been working on for my monthly swap. This month's theme was Sympathy / Anniversary. I love how it turned out but when you have to do more than 2, it gets harder and harder to color in those flowers. Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Accessores: White Taffetta Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Happy stamping!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

VC Rocks Blog Hop #3

Welcome to Stamping Fun with Kim...your next stop in the VC Rocks blog hop. You most likely must have joined me from Angela's blog. If you are joining part-way thru the hop or get lost, just go to the starting point which is the VCRocks home page.

This month on our blog hop we are to feature items from the New Catalog, Summer Mini... or anything SU!. I haven't purchased any new sets from the catalog YET but I did get the new colors.

This month's project is a little photo wallet I did with my stamp club a couple of years ago. A friend of mine had two daughters graduating the same year (one from high school and one from college) and she did these up in their school colors and added their pictures inside with some journaling.

Supplies Needed:
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Metallic Brads

1. Cut Daffodil Delight to 4" x 11". Score at 1 3/4", 2", 5" and 8".

2. For the panels (Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Old Olive), cut to 7 1/2" x 2 3/4". Score in half at 3 3/4".

3. For the journaling blocks (Very Vanilla), cut 3 panels to 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".

4. Stamp one side of the wallet with the motif using Daffodil Delight. Optional: You can round the corners if you like.

5. Adhere the inside panels, alternating directions. I stamp on the top panels using coordinting inks. This is optional.

6. Attach the journal blocks to the outside panels.

7. Fold up wallet.

8. Cut the belly band (Cherry Cobbler) to 8" x 1". Once you wrap around the wallet, you may want to cut off excess. You may also want to put a little adhesive to keep close. Slide off.

9. Using an Early Espresso scrap, punch out a 2 3/8" scallop circle punch. Then stamp image on a scrap piece and punch out with the 1 3/8" scallop circle punch. Adhere to the Espresso piece.

10. Using a paper piercer, I pierced a hole in the center of the scallops. I then eyeballed the center of the belly band with the 1/16" hole punch and then attached the scallops to the belly band by using a pewter brad from the metallic brads.

11. Slide back on to your wallet. Then add your photos and journaling.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Leave me a comment of your favorite new item(s) in the catalog and the winner, by random drawing, will receive this photo wallet.

For more fun stuff, continue to the next stop of the blog hop by visiting Kristin's blog.

Happy stamping!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friends Never Fade

My upline, Jackie Ross, had her open house last night. I went and had the opportunity to see the new catalog. It's amazing...all the new gadgets!!! New ribbons, new punches, new everything. I've looked through it once but I'm going to really pour over it tonight and make out my wish list. I did place an order to receive all the new colors of stamp pads, cardstock and markers. I CANNOT wait for that to come in. I've got my own open house in the works. Once I nail down the date, you will be the first to know.

Last night, we had a chance to stamp this for a make and take. It uses the new stamp set, Friends Never Fade, and the new punch in the summer mini, Punch Pack. It also uses the returning in colors, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette.

I'm excited about kicking off the new Stampin' Up! year!!! I'm looking for a few good hostess so if you are interested, please let me know!

Happy stamping and 4th of July!!