Friday, July 30, 2010

Stampin' Addicts New Catalog MEGA Blog Hop

Welcome to Stop #1 on the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog MEGA Blog Hop! This Blog Hop features 25 Stampin' Addicts members who are sharing their creativity with us. Each stop will feature products from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!

You may have just come from Krystal's blog Krystal's Cards and Morewhere she showcased some GORGEOUS projects using the Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set.

Today I am showing some ideas using a level 2 hostess set: Cute by the Inch

My first card is a simple one.  I used two of the images in the set to create a simple design trio. I love the greco design of these two images.  It reminds me of my trip to Italy and Greece.

My second card is a little more complicated.  I again used the greco style image to create my background on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used a stamp-a-majig to line up the images nicely.  I then used the Owl punch to give my card a centerpiece.  I absolutely LOVE this owl!  It totally makes me smile the rest of the day when I see it.  I also love that he can have multiple personalities just by moving his eyes.  Isn't he adorable? 

My last project is a 3d Item.  I made a simple milk carton for a give away.  The Cute By the Inch images are absoluteley perfect for the milk carton die.  Its a quick and simple embellishment that packs quite a spectacular punch.  The milk carton die is made of Read Red textured cardstock and spritzed with Vanilla smooch spritz. 

I hope you've enjoyed these projects. Next stop on the Blog Hop is Holly over at InkPaperStamps. She will be showcasing a level 1 hostess set called Because I Care

Have fun creating your own masterpiece! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sweet Ice Cream Scoops

 I love Strawberry and Vanilla ice cream, in the summer especially. So I thought of all the different ways I like eating my ice cream:  on a cake cone, on a waffle cone, in a bowl or stacked high on a sugar cone. I like my ice cream plain most of the time or with caramel syrup once in a blue moon. Not a big fan of chocolate syrup or raspberry sauce, nor am I a fan of sprinkles and gummies on my cold creamy treat. I do love fresh fruit with my frozen creamy goodness. 

So today's project features ICE CREAM!!  I played around with the Sweet Scoops stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog. It was so much fun to play with this set! I just made some simple 3x3 note cards with these ice cream cones.

Here are some close up pictures for each card.

Hmm...  Now I think its time for some Ice Cream.

What's your favorite ice cream?  How do you like it?  With toppings?
Yummm.....  Lets have a pretend ice cream party and share all the yummy goodness while we stamp!
Join the 'party' and leave a comment below :)

Come back tomorrow for the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog MEGA Blog Hop! Its going to be FABULOUS! 27 stops of fab new stuff! It will start around 9am PST.  See you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tempting Favorite

A simple card for today. I'm still using the same stamp set and designer series paper as the last two posts: Tropical Party and Island Oasis DSP.  I really like how I can use the same two things and make a wide array of designs.  Don't you just love that!??!


Here's a close up of the sparkly flower.  I'm not sure if you can tell from this picture that there is glitter in the middle of the flower.

Stamps: Tropical Party, Favorite Thoughts
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Paper: Island Oasis DSP, Whisper White card stock, So Saffron card stock, Tempting Turquoise card stock, Old Olive card stock
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Paper Snips

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tropical Party Get Together

I absolutely LOVE the Tropical party stamp set.  It has quite the summery effect on me whenever I see it.  Don't these images just make you feel like a Mai Tai in Hawaii??  

I used the masking technique on this card to create the cluster of trees and cut out the coconut and the flower to make it pop out.

Its a Tropical Party weekend...   continuing yesterday's question....   

What scrumptious drink or delicacy would you have in YOUR coconut? Leave a comment below! 

Hope you're having a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Tropical Party, In a Word
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Island Oasis DSP, Whisper White card stock. Old Olive card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock
Accessories: Many Marvelous Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Scallop Border Punch

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tropical Window

Here's a Tropical Party card to show you today.  This one was inspired by a sway card I received from a fellow demonstrator, Gayle (I'm sorry, I don't know her last name).  She's one of my upline's sideline. My upline only has one downline (me) so I join in their swaps with my upline's upline and sideline.  (Wow, that's a mouth full!)  Back to the card...  Working a full-time job sometimes makes me feel like my short 4 day weekends just are never enough to get rested and rejuvenated.  So I find myself dreaming of a Hawaiian vacation while I sit in my lovely windowless cubicle.  Gayle's card inspired me to make a window looking out to the beautiful tropical paradise just beyond my reach. 

The coconut represents the little taste of paradise within my reach. What's in the coconut you ask?  Hmmm... a nice blended strawberry peach smoothie with a hint of pineapple juice perhaps.  Oh that sounds SOOO GOOD especially in this heat!

What would YOU have in your coconut?  Leave a comment below!

Happy Friday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Tropical Party, Rough Type
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Old Olive cardstock, Soft Suede card stock, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Hobby Blade