Friday, March 25, 2011

Studio Sketches Card

I know it's been too long since I posted here and I apologize for that. Maybe I can surprise you and post often for a little while. I think that would be great fun for all of us.

Daughter Kelly is hanging in there. She & Damon have great faith and great attitudes and seem to be coping well. It's been determined that she will need to have surgery, but it hasn't been determined which of the two options she'll need. She'll have either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy toward the end of April. Please continue to pray for all of us as we all have our weak & teary moments.

And now, about the card. Isn't it pretty? It was stamped by Karen Duke—I received it as a swap. There's no recipe, so I'll tell you what I think the supplies are.

Stamp sets: Studio Sketches, A Word for You (A Word for You is a stamp set that I haven't noticed and I really like it. It's shown on page 158 of the catalog.)

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White. I almost missed the fact that the paper on top of the Pear Pizzazz is designer paper from the In Color paper pack.

Ink: It looks as if it's stamped with Chocolate Chip, both the pitcher and the greeting.

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz marker, Pretty in Pink 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

I imagine you noticed that the embossing folder isn't used on the entire piece of card stock, which leaves room for the greeting at the bottom—very clever!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Easter Blossoms Card

Isn't this a pretty card? It was a swap that I received that was stamped by Amy Cloncs.

My friend, Doreen, and I were talking about this stamp set, so I thought it would be fun to show this card to all of you.

There's no recipe on the back, so I'll try to tell you how it was made.

The stamp set is Easter Blossoms from the current mini catalog. The card stock appears to be Baja Breeze (it doesn't look that way here, but the real card is Baja Breeze), Very Vanilla, and Not Quite Navy. The designer paper is Springtime Vintage also from the current mini catalog. The ink is Not Quite Navy. The ribbon is Baja Breeze 1/2” Seam Binding also from the current mini catalog. The little rosette looks like the ones on page 16 of the same mini catalog.

By the way, to all of the females out there, in Denver this is Buddy Check 9 day. That means that we need to remind all of our friends to do a breast self-exam today. I've been told that the best way to do it is in the shower. Please don't forget.

I've got several things to put up on this blog, so I'll try to get back to it very soon.

Thanks so much for stopping in. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Happy stamping, Pat

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tea for Two

A birthday, a bridal or baby shower, Mother’s Day ... just a few of the reasons to have a tea party. Yep, that’s right. A tea party. It can be a fun and unique way to host an event or just a get together with family and friends. Another great thing about a tea party? It can be enjoyed by grown-ups and young ones alike.
Stampin’ Up!’s Springtime Vintage collection offers endless inspiration for a tea party theme. The designer fabric, paper, stamp images, and accessories in this collection share a soft, vintage, pastel look and feel. With all of this at your fingertips, you’ll be able to create a fun, relaxed, and beautiful setting for your tea party.

Need some inspiration? Look no further than the pages of your Occasions Mini Catalog. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Invitations & Place Cards
Pair up the Baby Blossom stamp set (#121927 wood/#122000 clear) with the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (#121782) for beautiful and effortlessly coordinated invitations for your tea party. Coordinate place cards with your invites to complete your table setting
  • Placemats & Napkins
Use the Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric (#121817) to create placemats, napkins, and napkin rings. Accent these with fabric flowers using the Big Shot Die-cutting machine (#113439) and the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die (#121812). Make your projects that much easier using the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll (#122194). Add Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons (#122301) to your projects for a finishing touch.

  • Favors
Create cute and stylish favors with the turn of a crank using the Petal Cone Bigz L Die (#121810) with the Big Shot Die-cutting machine (#113439). Coordinate your favors in the colors used in the Springtime Vintage collection. Embellish with some seam binding, buttons, or glass glitter and you’re sure to bring a glimmer of fun to take home from the party.

And don’t overlook the possibilities with the Vintage Flower Adornments (#121879) and the ribbon Rosettes flowers (#118774) to round out your accessorizing for the tea party. With all of this inspiration, you are sure to create a fun and memorable party for you and your guests - so much so, that you might even be starting a tradition. Contact me today, and I’ll help you get the party under way.