Thursday, June 21, 2012

Playing with my New Stuff!

I received my order from the New Catty today so of course I had to head on to my craft room to play!
I ended up using a stamp from last year but one that I have not used near enough yet, and teamed it up with the New In- colours!  As usual I love all the colours but one - but as Calypso Coral did and Poppy Parade -I know it will grow on me soon!
So this card has a little bit of all five new In Colours.
The Base is Midnight Muse - at first glance you may think its kind of like Night of Navy but it so is not!  It has a whole different feel to it and I adore it! I used my Simply Scored to create a line 1/4 inch in on all sides to add dimension to the base layer.  Then I cut a piece of WW and stamped stems from Awash with Flowers which is one of the sets that is discontinued but I still love it so it is staying in my collection for now, with Gumball Green.  You all know how I love Green and this one is no exception!  It is amazing that we get so much choice and variety with Stampin UP!  And the new ink pads???.........  LOVE THEM!  They do require a lighter touch but you use much less ink to cover your stamp and the feel is very nice.  Good upgrade Stampin UP!  I used one of the little flower stamps from Awash with Flowers to create tiny flowers on some on my half stems at the bottom of the card.
 Next I took some scrap pieces of WW Card Stock and stamped out six flowers with Mixed Bunch in Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and, Primrose Petal.  The great thing with this stamp set is the matching punch!  If I do not have to fussy cut I am one happy girl!  I use the new Bitty Banners and Bitty Banners Stamp set ( again no fuss!) in the Big Shot to create the cute little Banner "For You"  Add a Stamp inside and on your envelope and you are all set. 
Of course do not forget the Bling.  Dazzling Diamonds was added with my Two Way Glue Pen from Stampin UP! to the centers of two of the flowers and around the petals of the one that is behind but center.  It is really pretty in person I am not quite capturing the glitter in my camera shots.
Hope you enjoy your night!

Glittery Hugs


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I Finally made it to my computer to post the Father's Day Card I made for my wonderful SO Tim.  I had to wait as he always checks my blog so no surprising him if I post here!

So I was playing in the Cricut Craft Room and had my AHA moment!  I figured out how it works - so exciting!  I adore my Big Shot but sometimes I do not have the die or they do not make the die so then I hit up my Cricut and now I will have more versatility as I play in the Craft Room!

So I took the free template and cut it out twice once with Tempting Turquoise and Once with Tangerine Tango.  I used adhesive and offset them slightly so you would see some dimension.  Then I used some DSP ( retired) from stampin up to add some zing inside and out.  Stamped a cool Father's Day poem on the inside and then wrote my own thoughts.  Tim loved the card and had a great day with all of us today.

Hope you had time to spend with your special "Dad" today

Glittery Hugs


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Creations from the Craft Room

Thought I would post a few pictures of things I am been playing with and some cards that I went to a  class to create.  Its fun to go out and play with others and not be in charge!
Both of these were created by a very talented lady who happens to share my name Kathryn.  The first is right up my ally and uses a product called Glitter Ritz, yup straight up glitter what is not to love!  The beautiful green flower one is created with shimmer sheetz and my Big Shot!  Such fun.

This was my first effort with Copic Markers.  They were kind of cool but I think I like my Stampin UP! Markers and blender pens just as well but colouring is always fun and the blending was kind of fun to learn!  The stamp is from the UK and is a fun image.

Birthday Surprise is up next!

A fellow demonstrator Leann Graff had a post of a card like this one on her blog and I could not resist a case of it!  What a fun card and unfortunately this DSP was discontinued but the colour combo is one of my favs for birthdays! And after I got looking at the presents inside - I thought of a wedding cake with the tiers!

 This one is Stampin UP! all over.  Black and Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  Ribbon punch and embossing folder for the Big Shot and some of our wonderful pearls!!!!  Dazzling Diamonds of course!  
 A little closer look. The saying on the front is from Petite Pairs love this set. It has something for every occasion
 Surprise!!! A beautiful wedding cake created with the Big Shot and Dazzling Diamonds. Topped with and small black and white bow.   The Stamp set used on the inside is Loving Thoughts still available in the new Catty!
A little closer look.

Glittery Hugs!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Whew That Was A Long Break

Wow Where Did the Time Go?

Well hello there Blog Followers!  It's been awhile.  There have been some health issues that have kept me away from my creating and blogging but I am back with a pledge to post weekly once again!  
So here we go!

Father's Day is Fast approaching and this is a huge deal for all the Dad's out there!  My Father passed away way to soon and I miss him terribly especially on this day but the creations must continue.  Dad's need to feel loved and those of us who create need to make something for the special Men in our lives!

The Base of this card is Wild Wasabi, then a layer of Chocolate Chip run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  Next I took Very Vanilla Card stock and stamped the Tie Image from Best Dad Ever in Versa Mark then Chocolate Chip ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder.  The Green tie was created using the same technique on another piece of very Vanilla and then cut out and popped up with Dimensionals.  The letters were cut out with the Cricut from retired DSP just add cake.  You could use any of the new DSP from the fabulous new Catalogue to create the word.  I used some non-stampin UP twine to add a cute detail to the card.  I got a big Thumbs up from the amazing man in my life Tim on the design!

Speaking of the New Catty - Have you seen it????   WOW!  Things are changing up at Stampin UP and you do not want to miss out!  Let me know if you need a new Catty or check out my link to see a  copy online!

Glittery Hugs