Monday, March 2, 2015

Irresistibly Yours DSP and Butterfly Punches

The irresistibly yours embossed paper is so fun to create with, there is so many different looks you can get. This time I sponged Pistachio Pudding and Pear Pizzazz ink to give it that gradient look. Then I stamped the tiny flowers from the Sheltering Tree all around.

These are my two new butterfly punches. I stamped card stock, then punched and layered them together. I like how they look this way. The sentiment is from the Four You set and is layered into a banner. Punched banners were also added below.

There are a few large pearls scattered about, and of course I had to add some Old Olive twine.

I like how this card turned out, it's very soft and girly. I'm taking a whole lot of my cards to work for the girls to look through and take. I make so many, there is no way I would ever come close to sending them all out!! But, I can't stop making them!! :)

Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Four Feathers Stamp Set in Brights

Here is the other card I made that matches the one I shared on Monday. Bermuda Bay and Perfect Plum look so pretty together, even using the feather stamps. I added a few candy dots, and a pearl that I colored with the Blendabilities Alcohol Markers.

Stampin' Up! just announced that they are putting a hold on ordering the Blendabilities markers. I'm not sure what the manufacturing issue is, but I haven't had any problems with my markers yet. I don't use mine much for coloring images though, just for coloring embellishments! I'm sure they will keep us posted on the situation.

For those of you who are taking advantage of the Sale-a-Bration, there have been some new stamp sets, vellum, and embellishment pack that has been added to the offering!! Visit the Stampin' Up! site or blog to see them all!

Thank you for visiting today, and remember, I love comments!! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

You Brighten My Day Stamp Set Showcase

I shared a video on my YouTube channel today, showcasing the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day. This is just one of the free stamp sets to choose from during this promotion.

It's a fun stamp set, and it coordinates with 5 of our paper punches, that's my favorite part! ;)

Thanks for watching!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easter Lilly's Punch Art

Another reminder that Spring is on the way! These cute punch art Lilly's! Here in the states, we have a few flowers that are all similar to each other, like these. Another is the Peace Lilly, and I even have a perenial that comes up every year that looks like this, then turns into a pod of berries. But, they all bloom in the Spring!!

Anyway, this lilly uses the retired Blossom Builder punch for the petals, and the stamen is cut from a scalloped circle punch. I hand cut the stems and added a paper bow from the Bow Builder Punch. I did flatten it down a bit to make it easier to mail.

The background is stamped in pink using the Dictionary BG stamp, and added the greeting from, you guessed it, the new Crazy About You set. The little candy dots on the side finish it.

I do believe my son will have a full day of school today!!!! It's been called off the last 4 days because of the bitter cold temperatures. He actually wants to go back to school, and that's a good thing!! :)

Thanks for having a look today!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Punched Daffodil's

Ooooo, I cannot wait for my daffodil's to start blooming!! But, I think I'll have to wait another month or so!! I first saw these punched flowers last year, and am just now starting to make them!

The larger part of the flowers use the Petite petals punch, which I've had for awhile now. But the centers are from the Boho Blossoms punch, which I have now!! I took my Stampin' Write marker to make little dots on the inside for stamens. The flower pot is also a label punch that I trimmed down, and added a small butterfly punch.

I've used the Hardwood stamped in brown this time, and used the triangle punch at the top to create pickets. I love that!! The sentiment is again from the Crazy About You set.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bermuda Bay and Perfect Plum CASE

I have CASE'd another card from fellow Demonstrator Sam Donald. I loved the color combo and use of the Gorgeous Grunge set, so I had to re-create it!

The layout is exactly the same, but my sentiment comes from the Crazy For You set, and I don't have any matching stamps for the butterfly punches, so I used other stamp images for them.

It's such a happy and bright card, that I know I would be pleased to get!! These butterfly punches are also a new addition to my collection. I have another card I will share this week using them!

Sale-A-Bration is still going on!! For every $50.00 spent you get to choose one free item from the special catalog!! I have been getting the Blendabilities alcohol markers!! I got 4 FREE sets of them so far!! Plus the super joining offer as well!! Visit my link at my sidebar for all the specials going on!

Thanks for having a look, and for visiting!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Scalloped Circles Into Starbursts

I couldn't wait to try this out when I finally got my Scalloped Circle punches the other day! I love it when people share their punch art secrets, and this one I saw on Pinterest. Here is the original photo that I first saw:
                                                Create a starburst or sunburst design using a Scallop Circle Punch! #stampinup
I didn't use scrap paper, I always make a 'paper handle' to slide my pieces back into the punch, but it's the same concept.

I turned my starbursts into a colorful flower, using dimensionals on each one. The very center punch out is from the Boho Blossoms punch. I think it added a nice center, and I also added a Melon Mambo candy dot to it.

The stem is free hand cut, and the leaves are from the wing of the Bird Builder punch. The sentiment is from the amazing new stamp set called Crazy About You. There are a bunch of words that you can put together to make your own custom greeting. It is available in the Spring Occasions Catalog.

I really do love my paper punches, they are one supply that I just can't do without!! LOL I only need 10 more Stampin' Up! punches to complete my collection!!!