Monday, May 31, 2010

Averie's Posy

Here's another card I made a while back. This was baby card I made for a cousin who finally had a little girl after 2 boys. I wanted to make something really fun and girly and to my surprise i found myself reaching for Crushed Curry to do it! I'm still surprised how great this colour can be in the right situations because I actually hated it when it first came out. It was actually the stunning Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper that helped me change my mind, I've used some of that paper on this project. This Paper lends itself really well to the whole shabby chic look. If Crushed Curry (or Bermuda Bay or Dusty Durango) has finally caught your fancy, don't forget that it is only available until the end of this month!!

I'm also really loving all of the paper flowers/medallions that have been showing up in papercrafting. A few years ago when I did a class on paper flowers, I had to search like crazy for ideas and then had to come up with most of them on my own. Now, though it seems like there are hundreds of varieties out there and every other card features one. Here's a close up of the posy flower I made for this card.

It's super easy to make and with the right paper choices really fabulous. I'm not sure who to credit with this kind of flower, I think it has been around for a long time but, I first took notice of it on Dawn McVey's blog. Basically all you do is roughly tear out 3 circles in complementary papers, and then after crumpling and distressing each one to your satisfaction you stack them and stick a brad or button on. Fun!! I've gotten quite hooked on the paper flowers, as you will see over the next few days. Hope you enjoyed.

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Up Publishes Retiring Stamps list tommorrow!

I will be posting the list of retiring Stamps & Accessories here tommorrow so be sure to check back!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Trendy Scene

I figured since we're snowed in today (yes I am writing this at the very end of May!) I would take a few moments to share some things I've created since I last posted a project. I've still been stamping but have not been able to find the time to share. Today I'm choosing to create a whole bunch of smaller posts (that will be published over the next few days) that way I can share more projects in less time. I won't be sharing any card recipes but, if you would like to know about any of the projects I will be posting feel free to leave comments and I will do my best to answer.

As usual all supplies used are Stampin' Up! and most can be found in our current catalogue which you can see on my Stampin' site here.

This was a super fun card to make. I took inspiration from a creation someone shared in our monthly Stampin' Success magazine (an awesome perk to becoming a demonstrator!). I love the look of the different patterned papers on the hills. One thing you can't see well in the photo but, that I think really adds a lot to the card in real life is the pattern in the sky. I used one of the 'tree top' stamps from the Trendy Trees set that looks like a polka dot spiral and stamped it in white craft ink all over the bashful blue layer. I really love playing with this set!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Smooch Spritz

If you have seen the new Smooch Spritz from the Summer mini catalogue and have been wondering about it, Dawn's Stamping Studio has produced a great little 411 video about it here. It's great messy fun!