Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine and more!

Denise and I came up with this Valentine version of the Thank You card swap she made for her SU Leadership Conference. This is such a versatile design that can be used for any theme by changing the colors and sentiment. The card uses the new Labels Collection Framelit Dies, the Edgelit Adorning Accents Dies and the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders all available in the Occasions Mini catalog promotion now in progress.

We embossed the scallop edge on white cs 4" x 1 3/4" then using the scalloped die to cut the red & white cs together lining up the cutting die with the embossed scallops before cutting in the Big Shot. The red piece is 4' x 1 1/2" & the white is 4" x 4 3/4". Your finished white layers should be 5 1/4" when finished. The labels are made with the larger in red cs then embossed with the dots and the smaller cut from the Glimmer Paper. The sentiment is from the You Are Loved stamp set cut with the matching punch and trimmed with a rhinestone.
Card stock is Whisper White and Real Red, ink is Real Red as is the satin ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine swap

This Valentine was my swap for a RemARKable Team meeting held by Janet Wakeland a few months ago. The theme was Valentines so I decided to try out the new Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. My base card is Whisper White as is the paper I embossed the heart on. I then cut the heart shape and placed it on the Cherry Cobbler layer that is embossed with the Framed Tulips folder. It's finished with a simple Organza ribbon. The stamp set You Are Loved is one of Shelli's Signature Collection sets and is perfect for not only Valentine's cards but any card that you want to give a loved one.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Year ..Fresh start !

While it is still January, I am hoping to get a fresh start with posting again. The past several have not been the easiest for me due to increasing leg pain and difficulty walking. When I finally saw the orthopedic specialist, I learned that the pain was sciatica due to stenosis of the lower spine. I had this sciatica before many years ago but not to this extent, apparently the degenerative discs had narrowed to the point that the nerves were severely pinched. Anyway, I am feeling much better and hoping to do a better job of making cards and posting. Thank you for following my blog and hopefully I will give you cards worth looking at!

The theme for our Team meeting in January was to use something from the new Occasions Mini or the Sale-a-bration catalog. Of the 5 who attended 4 used the same theme for the Shoebox minds...hmm! We all used the same paper collection from the SAB called Everyday Enchantment which is so pretty with all it's soft colors and patterns.

My card is a CASE of SU demo Kay Kalthoff changing the color scheme slightly. I used Pool Party cs for my base and frame, Fresh Vintage stamp set, Calypso Coral, Lucky Lime and Pool Party markers on the stamp and the Calypso Coral organdy ribblon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack. All the items are featured in the annual Sale-a-bration Promotion on going until March 31. Any item can be yours with each purchase of $50. in Stampin' Up product.

Thanks for stopping by and may you be blessed in 2012!