Riot of Petals Card with Poppin’ Pastels Technique

I love background stamps-they’re probably one of my favorite types to work with, and "Riot of Petals" is certainly fun!  As soon as I saw it in the new Spring-Summer Collection 2008 catalog, I knew I had to have it!  This card was very easy to make, and I like how the colors of the […]

Bloomin’ Beautiful Card – Occasions Mini Catalog

Bloomin’ Beautiful is a gorgeous stamp set available from Stampin’ Up!®‘s brand new Occasions Mini  Collection.  Besides the fact that it is so versatile, I also love the fact that ALL SU!®‘s stamp sets featured in the mini catalogs are now die cut which means that you can have them out of the cases, mounted, […]

Blogger’s Challenge 32 – Layout Challenge

This week’s Blogger’s Challenge was to use the card layout from the cover of Stampin’ Up!®‘s Sale-a-Bration Catalog.  Our Stampin’ Up!® catalogs are a great resource for ideas whether it be layouts (cards and scrapbooks), color combinations, and embellishment ideas, as well as gift and home decorating ideas; these catalogs have them all in addition […]

Cherish Card

I made this for a One Card Swap using a technique featured in one of the latest Technique Junkies newsletters.  Stamp: Stampendous Card Stock and Paper: Whisper White White Vellum Crafty Secrets Pastels Inks: Old Paper-Ranger Distress Ink Accessories: Brads (SU!®) May Arts ribbon corner punch Stampin’ Pastels® (SU!®) Gesso Cuttlebug and embossing folder I […]

Blogger’s Challenge 25 – Sympathy

This week’s challege was a sympathy card.  Since I’m still at my daughter’s, my challenge is also making do  with what I brought or can easily acquire, which in my case was relatively easy since I discovered a new stamping/crafting store in the area!  K & Krafts in Moorhead, MN has all the latest product […]

Blogger’s Challenge 24 – Watercoloring

This week’s challenge was watercoloring.  Since I’m still away from home, I have to work with what I  have with me or can rut out of my daughter’s stash.  I couldn’t find an aquapainter or paintbrush, but did find her Stampin’ Pastels, so improvised on my watercoloring technique by using Stampin’ Pastels® and a blender […]

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