Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Designs Challenge #238



Dont forget to head on over to the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog to check out some other samples from the Diva’s Design team and link your creation too so that we can oooh and aaahh over it! 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quick Gifts

I needed a bunch of quick little gifts to give to some people who attended an event.  I just LOVE the Candy Wrapper Die because it is just perfect for occasions like these.  I made up a ton of these little guys.wonderful candy You can get 4 boxes from one sheet of designer series paper and if you are careful about how you cut them out you will have scraps left over for card making too!  I did lots of these as a way to use up some of my retired paper stash but these are two from current paper.  This is from the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  For these I used Cherry Cobbler seam binding to tie bows around each one.  The label is made from the Decorative Label punch and the Extra Large Oval punch.  The sentiment is stamped from the Friendly Phrases stamp set.  I then poked a little hole and attached them to the bow using the Espresso/White Bakers Twine.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge #236

WooHoo!  A post two days in a row and two nights of stamping in a row!  I am one happy momma!  Oh how I have missed my stamps so far this summer, but it has been totally worth it to enjoy the time with the kiddos. 
This week’s color challenge was out of my comfort zone.  Really when I first saw the colors I thought “ick, maybe I should skip this week”.  Well I could not bring myself to skipping out on my responsibilities when I was around and could actually do them.  Well here are the colors.
DCBD_236-001I am not a huge fan of Bravo Burgundy or that much of a fan of River Rock either, but I find River Rock more do-able than Burgundy.  I don't know, its just not for me.   After staring at the three ink pads lined up on my desk for a while I finally figured something out.  I knew that it was going to have to be simple or I would not be able to pull it off. 
236But I really think that I pulled it off!  I actually am very happy with the card and will actually use it!  This card is a 3” x 6” card, a 6” x 6” piece of cardstock scored at 3”.  I was able to use another new stamp set, Button Buddies as well as my Friendly Phrases stamp set.  Button Buddies is such a cute stamp set, even if you are not using the buttons.  It was one that I was instantly drawn to, so many fun images in it.  Well I hope that I have been able to show you that you can create pretty things even if you do not like the colors.  I hope that you can play along with us at the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog so that I can see what other wonderful things you all can do with these colors and inspire me to use them more! Pin It Now!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Toys, New Toys!

I finally have some new items from the catalog and had a few minutes to play!  It is so fun to get a new delivery from Stampin’ Up!  and my kids even get in on the action.  They love to see the UPS truck come down the street and get disappointed when it is not coming to us. 

MY favorite new item from this catalog is a color, Lucky Limeade.  I was really sad when Kiwi Kiss did not come return with some of its cohorts last year in the color renovation and this color really takes it place in my heart.  Love. love , love it and it goes so well with Pear Pizzazz, yummy! 

Well it is time to run out the door to the park so I guess I had better get my card posted. 


So not only does this card feature three new in colors, the fun new ribbon but also two new stamp sets.  I love the two fonts that are used in the greeting stamp set, they are so pretty together. 

Well gotta run, have a great day!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Diva Coffee Break Designs #235

I am really enjoying summer break with my kids right now, just not the heat.  I am so ready to get below 100, but at least we have air conditioning again!  This month we have a little more of a routine to our daily schedules so I am hoping to squeeze in some more stamping time.  I have had a tiny bit of time and I have been spending it working on a project for the next round of UStamp and I have been having SO much fun with one of my projects is has become addicting.  So I  made sure that I focused on something else last night and got a few cards done.  Today's card is for the Diva Coffee Break Designs sketch challenge.

This was such a great little sketch I decided to finally break into my pack of Paisley Petals DSP.  I purchased it back in April (?) when there was a promotion for it and the four frames stamp set but I couldn't bring myself to cutting it up for some reason.  That is one problem no more!

I know that it is really hard to tell in this picture but the panel underneath the greeting is the river rock dsp from the same pack of paper.  Well I am off to go make lunch for the kids.  Have a Stamperific Day!Pin It Now!