Month: October 2012

Sweet on CASology this week…

CASology’s Cue Card #17 is….SUGAR. How appropriate, just in time for the holidays when we will consume all kinds of sugary sweets especially my favorite…cupcakes!  

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: PTI Sweet as Can Be
INK: SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Certainly Celery, SU Chocolate Chip, Recollections DSP
ACCESSORIES: simple pink button
TOOLS: CB cupcake embossing folder, Nestabilities circle and scallop dies

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Whoa to Wow with retrosketches…

When I first saw retrosketches #35, I thought, “Whoa, that’s a lot to take it!” And then I saw Jen’s card that the sketch was built upon and said, “Wow, that’s an incredible piece of work!!!” I have been waiting for the perfect challenge to use SU Pleasant Poppies. This was my one of my first attempts at coloring a large image as well. I used Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits. If you enlarge the photo, you can see the color gradiations:)

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Pleasant Poppies, SU Because I Care
INK: SU Basic Black, Prismacolor Pencils: Carmine Red, Crimson Red,Spring Green, Apple Green, Canary Yellow
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random black button under pearl, SU Black organdy ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: Nestabilities oval dies
Here’s the sketch:

MojoMonday on Sunday…

I almost forgot about submitting my MojoMonday #264!! One of my favorite colors is gray especially paired with  a subtle color like Certainly Celery. I used a few shades of gray on this card and added some pearls for a feminine touch.

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Harmony (retired)
INK: SU Basic Gray
PAPER: SU Basic Gray, SU Going Gray, Su Certainly Celery, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random gray and celery button, SU Going Gray grosgrain ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Su corner rounder, Nestabilities circle die
Here’s the sketch:

DON’T MISS THE SU SALE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 ONLY!!!

STAMPIN’ UP is offering single stamps out of larger stamp sets.  If you sometimes find yourself preferring one  or needing only one stamp out of a set, this may be a great deal for you! I know I am going to order some! Here are the links: (some have never been seen!)

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Single_Flyers_assorted_US.pdf

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Single_Flyers_assorted2_US.pdf

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/SSF_Word_Play.pdf.pdf

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/SSF_Perfectly_Penned.pdf.pdf

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/SSF_Seasonal_Sayings.pdf.pdf

They are offered until January 2nd but…..

on Monday, October 29 ONLY

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp SU sells will be 15 % off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including

◦                                 Background stamps

◦                                 Personalized name stamps

◦                                 Cookie press stamps

◦                                 Single-image stamps  (a great deal on these stamps, for sure!!)

This DOES NOT include

◦                                 Hostess sets

◦                                 Bundled stamp sets

◦                                 Digital stamp brush sets

You can order online through my SU website and save 15% OR if you contact me by Monday, Oct. 29 at 5 pm…I will offer additional incentive savings!!

cindyleebee@gmail.com or 724-323-2296

A must-make-do with ColourQ…

With limited supplies on hand while traveling, I had to use what I had…Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Black. I slipped in a random ribbon too!

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Hour, SU Toxic Treats
INK: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black,
PAPER: SU Elegant Eggplant (retired), SU Tangerine Tango, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random ribbon, SU dimensionals
TOOLS: SU Houndstooth embossing folder, MS Bat punch, Fiskars border punch, Nestabilities square dies
Here’s the color combo: I was inspired by a card by Deena Boos who used the SU Happy Hour glass as a focal point with Trick or Treat.