Friday, August 20, 2010

Army enough for ya?

My son celebrated his 9th Birthday recently (where has my baby gone?????) and is right into all things army. I have opted for lots of straight edges and army colours with a focus on 'dirtying up' all the edges. I am pretty chuffed with the outcome and more importantly Jack loved the card!

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Chocoloate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps: Short Order Alphabet; Sweet Little Sentiments
Ribbon: Soft Suede Polkadot (reversed)
Other: Hodgepodge Hardware; At Home Simply Scrappin'(retired)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Heart

I wanted to try a few different techniques with this card. Mostly the ruffled ribbon effect and also the two step stampin' with my All Scallops stamps and Scallop Punch.

I have used Stampin' Write's for a two-tone effect on the flower and have added crystal effects for dimension. I worked out that Sticky Strip works better than Snail Adhesive and the only thing I would change is making my ruffled ribbon a bit straighter!

Cardstock: Melon Mambo; Whisper White; Old Olive
Stamps: Happy Heart; All Scallops
Inks: Melon Mambo; Soft Suede; Rich Regal Stampin' Write's
Ribbon: Soft Suede Polkadot (reversed)
Other: Cystal Effects; Scallop punch

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Out with the old ...

In order to be in with the new, first we must be out with the old!  With only 21 days left until the new Idea Book and Catologue comes out, you will want to check the 'last chance list' (go to 'Specials and Promotions' page) for not only an indication of the retiring products, but also some discounted products too. Email me today before time runs out ...

and the most popular award goes to ... dah dah daaa

Ever wondered what the most popular stamps are?? Well I can tell you! The following are the top selling stamp sets for July:

•120003 Cottage Garden (clear-mount)

•118592 Tiny Tags (clear-mount)
•115770 Cheep Talk (wood-mount)
•115860 A Rose is a Rose (wood-mount)
•119163 Cottage Garden (wood-mount)
•116386 Loads of Love (wood-mount)
•116332 Playful Petals (wood-mount)
•118598 Vintage Vogue (clear-mount)
•111536 Wonderful Favourites (wood-mount)
•117693 Very Vintage Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel

Keen to get your hands on some of these too? Email me to put your order in :-)

i LOVE you

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary so I wanted to make a card that was a 'bit' lovey-dovey without being OTT. I figured if I used mostly masculine colours that would do the trick but couldn't resist a little bit of pink!

Cardstock: Whisper White; Old Olive
Papers: Patterns Pack II
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Regal Stampin' Write's
Stamps: A Happy Heart
Other: Crystal Effects