Good morning, I am working on some retiring stamp set projects for later in the week but while you wait I thought I would share a few more swaps that I have received that are retiring. I don't know who made either of these as there are no names but if you made either please let me know and I will add your name. Both use the Elements of Style Stamp Set. I really like this set and have had so much fun colors it and doing different techniques with it. I have used it on tile and cards and scrapbook pages. It really is a great set. The first card uses a fun technique that I haven't tried. The main panel is stamped with the image that has been colored with markers then cut apart, sponged and reassembled to make it look like an amazing tile wall. There is a some shimmer added with Shimmer Paint (which is retiring also) and then the sentiment is added. The base color is Soft Suede with Very Vanilla.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Good morning, I thought I would feature a few stamp sets that will soon be retiring. I have taken my display board down and am going to share with you a few cards that I have received as swaps through the years. If I know who made the card I will be sure and tell you. The first set featured is Artistic Etchings. I have this set and have used it quite a bit including on Convention Swaps.
The background stamp she used is retired and then she added texture with the Square Lattice Folder. Both cards are very pretty and show case the stamp set well. If you haven't ordered this set please let me know and we can get an order ready for you.
Thanks for stopping by today. I am working on some new cards today for you using more retiring Stamp Sets, Card Stock and Designer Series Paper. Have a great day! Tonya
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hello and welcome to the late night posting of the Retiring List. Hopefully this will all go smoothly and I will be headed off to bed shortly but if not then I will be posting this in the morning. If you click on the picture below it will take you directly to the shop now area with all the retiring items listed. Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance.
Monday, April 22, 2013
As I mentioned on Friday, my Paper Pumpkin kit came on and I quickly put the following four cards together. This month we received the Seriously Stamp and the "You kick booty" and "Love your guts" stamps. The ink spot we received as Cherry Cobbler and then the rest of the contents for the cards. Adhesive is not included but a lot of the items were self adhesive and the cards went togther really quickly. The first two cards are shown as they were intented to be made but the second two I changed up the layout just a bit and added different sentiments.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Hello and welcome back. I took a few days off from blogging but not from creating. I have two cards to share with you today and while they are both similar I wanted to show you just how you can change a few things like color and sentiment and make the card look new and different. The stamp set that I started with is the Swallowtail Stamp that is in the Spring Catalog. I wasn't going to get this stamp when I first saw it then over time and with the help of my fellow demonstrators showing off their samples I decided I would add it to my collection. I am really glad that I did. As you can see by the cards this is a big stamp. The sentiments are from Bring on the Cake and Wonderful Mother. Let's start with the Mother's Day Card. I used Pool Party and Island Indigo for my colors with Whisper White of course. I inked up the Swallowtail with my Versamark Pad and then added the Pool Party Embossing Powder. I used a Sponge to add Island Indigo Ink over the top of the Swallowtail (I will use a Sponge Dauber next time for better control) to make it really stand out and pop. The sentiment was also stamped with the Island Indigo Pad and then punched out with the Large Oval Punch and backed with a Scallop Oval Punch. I added just a bit of Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon that I added a knot to and the card is finished.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
- Dolled-Up Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp (1)
- 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
- 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
- Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
- Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
- Dress Up die-cuts (6)
- Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
- Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
- Sponge Dauber (1)
One thing to note is that Adhesive is not included but I would be happy to add it to your order. Just let me know what type you prefer. Thanks, Tonya
Monday, April 15, 2013
Are you ready to start your own business and missed out on the Sale-a-bration special? Well Stampin'Up! wants you to be part of their family and they are offering an extra $30 in your starter kit if you sign up between now and May 30th. So for just $99 you get to pick $155 worth of product. I would love to chat with you about what Stampin'Up! can offer you or maybe you just want to get a discount on all the products you buy. At Stampin'Up! you can make your demonstratorship what you want it to be.
Thanks for stopping by today and I will have a card to share later today! Have a great day! Tonya
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Second there are reinkers that have all ready sold out from the recent Color Refresh announcement. This is the retiring colors and items are selling quickly. If you need card stock, markers, or ink pads please let me know what you want soon. I expect more items to sell out and once they are gone they are gone. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday. I will be in my Stampin' Area today getting ready for a busy week ahead. Tonya
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Good morning, I have lots to share with you. First my blog hop post is below this one. Please scroll down and take a look. I am thrilled to have had some time to stamp and that I can share it with you. Stampin'Up! has announced a color refresh. We had one three years ago but as you know trends change and they have decided to refresh our color families. I have posted the list above. What this means for you is new colors (or the return of some favorite incolors) but the retiring colors are available only while supplies last. So ribbon, card stock, reinkers (which tend to go fast), markers and such. I do have good news for you though April 6-8 Stampin'Up! is offering free shipping on all your orders. Yep, everything so it is a great time to order the retiring color items and save! Please contact me if you have any questions or to place an order. I will be featuring the retiring colors in the weeks to come so please watch for those. In fact I used Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose in my Blog Hop post today. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya
Hello and welcome to another month of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop. This month our theme is Wedding and Anniversary. Wedding season is almost here and it is always nice to have a supply ready for all the weddings you get invited too. I started with a wedding card today then added a bonus anniversary card. Before I get into the cards if you are just joining the hop you can continue on from here and make the rounds and if you are hopping over from Nancy's Blog welcome.
My first project is a card for a wedding. I recently received my Best of Flowers Stamp Set and had yet to ink it up so it was my go to set for my projects. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used Basic Gray Card Stock for my base and added texture with the Big Shot and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I stamped my hydrenga image with Basic Gray ink and then colored it with a combo of Blender Pen, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Always Artichoke Ink Pads. I want to add that as of this morning both Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose are on the retiring color list. I cut the image out with the Big Shot and the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. After stamping the sentiment I cut it out with the largest banner from the Bitty Banners Framelits. I layered in on a Tea Lace Paper Doily that was sponged with Rose Red Ink. I bought the 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette/ Rose Red Two-Tone Ribbon a while back and bad me I hadn't used it on a project but I love the elegant look it adds to this card. Of course you need a good pair of scissors to cut the angles in the bottom and the Craft Scissors are perfect for the job. Now I just need a wedding and the card is ready to go.
My second project is similar to the above one just because I had orginally wanted to use the rose image from the Best of Flowers Set but it was smaller than I liked but I didn't want it to go to waste so I created a anniversary card to go with a gift or bag. I used Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Always Artichoke to color again with the Blender Pen. I used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch to punch out the image and layered in on a Daffodil Delight Card Stock Doily that was made with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit and the Big Shot. The sentiment is again from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and was stamped on Whisper White Card Stock with Basic Gray Ink. I used the Word Window Punch and then layered it on Old Olive Card Stock that has been punched out with the Modern Label Punch. I added a few pearls to the side for extra accent. The card is only 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is Basic Gray. I used the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then used the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stamp' Pad to add a little shimmer and pearl like affect to the Basic Gray Card Stock. I realized after I took the picture that my sentiment is a bit off but that has been fixed now. ;-)
I hope you enjoyed today's cards and that you have been inspired to create. Next you will be off to Dawn's Blog and I am sure she has great projects in store for you. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment so I know that you were here. Have a great day! Tonya
Blog Hop Participants:
- Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
- Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
- Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
- Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
- Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
- Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
- Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
- Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
- Justin K. of JK Cards
- Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
- Bree R. of Craft-somnia
- Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
Wednesday, April 3, 2013