Friday, July 31, 2009

Razzle Dazzle

Popping in today with a quick project. :-) I had a couple swaps that I needed a card for, so I finally pulled out one of my new stamp sets--Razzle Dazzle! I also pulled out a tool that I don't use very often--my brayer!

So here's the quick run-down for this card. . . . Start with glossy white paper. Brayer the entire piece with Pale Plum. Allow to dry or quick-dry with your heat tool. Rub card stock with your embossing buddy. Stamp the flowers with Versamark ink. Emboss with Iridescent Ice embossing powder (or Clear EP). After the embossing powder cools, brayer the entire piece again with Elegant Eggplant. Add the sentiment and ribbon for the finishing touches, and you have a fun sparkly card. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Razzle Dazzle
Ink: Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Paper: Glossy White, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: brayer, 5/8" Satin Ribbon, 1/4" Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Iridescent Ice EP, heat tool, embossing buddy, dimensionals

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4!

Deal of the Week #4. . . . . Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware! On sale for only $18.99! That's over 35% off the regular price! Make sure you order before July 27th to take advantage of this great offer.

You can order by contacting me or going to and clicking on "shop now" found in the top right of the page.

The Hodgepodge Hardware Kit contains approximately 200 pieces of hardware--at this sale price, that's less than 10 cents each! The Hardware also coordinates with several of the Stampin Up punches: 1" Circle punch, Small Oval punch, and the Designer Label punch. The Hodgepodge Hardware are fun accents to add to gifts, cards, and scrapbook pages.

If you order the Hodgepodge Hardware during this sale, I'll also send you a free package of Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95 value)! :-)

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Little Pizzazz

Good morning everyone! My stamp room is still somewhat chaotic, but I found this card in my files that I hadn't shared before. This is another card that uses the Kissing Technique. To do this, I took the solid flower from the set Petal Pizzazz and began by inking it with So Saffron. Next I ‘kissed’ with the Sanded background that I had inked with Chocolate Chip. Then you are ready to stamp on your paper! If you haven't tried this technique before, you need to as it is really pretty easy. By varying the background stamp that you use, you can get a variety of looks. Here are two other examples of cards using the kissing technique: Flower Card and Butterfly Card.

I stamped the middle of the flower again (inked with Chocolate Chip) and then used my circle punches to punch out the center and the Chocolate Chip layer. The center is up on dimensionals and I used Crystal Effects to give the very center a little shine and dimension. I used the Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the square Chocolate Chip layer.

After I stamped the Always Artichoke layer with the Sanded Background, I used the Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to create the row of paper piercing along the top edge. Then as the close up below shows, I took one of the Wire Clips from the Clips Assortment and carefully threaded it through one of the holes from the paper piercing. Then to finish it off, I tied on a bit of 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon.
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Sanded BG
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Clips Assortment, Circle Punches, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Crystal Effects, dimensionals

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Deal of the Week #3!

Don't miss the Deal of the Week! This week the Square Fire Rhinestone brads are on sale for over 30% off! You can purchase them for $6.99. The set includes approx 80 brads: 4 colors, 2 sizes. The colors are Pink, Red, Pumpkin, and Yellow.

Remember to take advantage of this deal before July 20! You can shop by going to and clicking on the "shop now" button at the top right. Please let me know if you have questions.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Deal of the Week!

An exciting promotion from Stampin Up! Each week during July, there will be a Deal of the Week! Each Monday morning, a new item will be on sale. A link (automatically updated each Monday with the new deal) can be found on the side panel of my blog . . . Where you can also find the link for the current catalogs and other specials.

This week's deal is the Big Shot Doctor's Bag--on sale at 30% off! If you are interested in taking advantage of this sale, you can go to and click on "shop now" in the top right to get started. Even if you don't have a Big Shot, this bag is great for organizing your crafting supplies! Just remember to order before July 13th!

And to sweeten the deal a little more, if you order the Big Shot Doctor's Bag this week, I'll give you a free Sizzlets Die of your choice! (value up to $5.50) Can't beat that. :-)

Make sure to check back next Monday to see what the next deal will be!