Month: August 2012

Cutting it close to the deadline for The Paper Players Challenge 110…

 The Paper Players Challenge ends in 20 minutes but I wanted to try their challenge this week.

I used all SU products that included the Ronald McDonald Charities stamp set Moving Forward. A portion of the purchase price for this set is donated to the charity.

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Moving Forward # 126322 clear, # 126320 wood
PAPER: SU Night of Navy #100867, SU Real Red # 102482, Patterns Pack III DP (retired)
INK: SU Night of Navy # 126970, SU Real Red # 126949
TOOLS: SU Window Frames Collection Framelits # 129021, Festive Paper Piercing Pack # 127857

Another challenge PPA141, I am hooked…

I did another challenge with Pals Paper Arts #141.

I find it amazing how a nudge from a sketch challenge can make me see things I may not have tried before with a stamp set or accessories.

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour # 126642 clear, # 126640 wood
PAPER: SU Wild Wasabi # 126959, SU Summer Sun (retired), and SU Rose Red (retired)
INK: SU Wild Wasabi # 126959, SU Summer Sun(retired), SU Rose Red(retired),SU Taken with Teal(retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Rhinestones # 119246

My first challenge…MOJO 256

I decided to start doing a few challenges! What a great way to get my creative juices flowing. I found I was able to think of  new ideas when I was given a jumpstart on the MojoMonday blogspot.

Thank you for the inspiration! Be sure to look for more cards soon with this cool stamp!

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Quint-Essential Flower #126790, SU Sincere Salutations (retired)
PAPER/INK: SU Not Quite Navy # 101722, More Mustard # 100946,Purely Pomegranate (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Rhinestones #119246 and Pearls #119247, SU More Mustard ribbon (retired) and random matching ribbon on top of the More Mustard ribbon
TOOLS: SU 2 3/8 scallop punch #118874, SU Chevron embossing folder #127749

My surprise was more than I expected…

We had such a fun time at the Stampin’ Up Convention! The General Sessions were awesome. To see my husband genuinely interested in my hobby was wonderful. We both strolled the halls going to workshops, looking at the displays, and watching the demonstrations of products. Jim found his creative side and made his first card that he ultimately sent to my bestie stamping pal Wendy’s husband who truly appreciated it.

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… a Birthday Surprise leads me here…

Imagine the look on my face when I opened my birthday gift this year from my husband to find a card I made!  But an even bigger surprise lurked inside the card…a handmade gift certificate  for two with the  words “Stampin’ Up Convention 2012- Salt Lake City ” on it. I was amazed but not entirely surprised at  his generous gift (he’s such a sweetheart) ! I immediately thought the tickets were for me and my bestie stamping pal, Wendy. But I was wrong and even more astonished  that HE was going!!

SU I Like Your Style (retired)