August 23, 2009

Sneak Peak at my Sweet Centers...

It's almost the end of August.. and like the weather outside... I am feeling a bit like fall... I'm really enjoying our cooler than normal summer.... Anyway, below is a card I made for Britta's swap on SCS where the challenge was to use the Sweet Centers stamp set (it's supposed to be used with the little plastic cups that go in the center punch out so you can fill them with fun stuff or treats!) without the plastic cups... It took me a while to play with it, but finally I came up with my soaring heart design... I hope you like it... I really wanted to use the new Bermuda Bay color, it's so rich and had to have the red heart, so here it is.... TFL.

Profile so you can see the embossed heart and layers.

Recipe: (all products Stampin'Up!)
Cardstock: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, whisper white
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Ink: Craft Real Red and classic Soft Suede
Other: Big shot machine and Texturz plate, square scallop punch, 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" round punches, clear embossing powder and heat gun, silver brad, dimensionals, organza white ribbon, paper piercing tool.

Her you have the cute little clear cups that will be available in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. The catalog will be available to purchase from beginning September 1st!!! Only 7 more days folks!! The cups are pretty sturdy plastic and nice and flat on the bottom so you can add a circl punched image if you like or just fill with treats and stamp on the plastic directly with Stazon.
They come in a dozen per pack for $2.95 US dollars.
I'll post some more projects with these fun little cups.
Her you can see the blat bottom.... the white you see on the cup rim is a paper covering the adhesive. You fill the cup, peel the paper and stick to a background... it's that simple.

August 12, 2009

Lots of Layers is here... Tah Dah!!! New Catty samples for you to feast on

WOW WOW WOW... is all I can say... I've taken pics of the groups as they went out and in this order... Close ups were taken of cards with a technique that made the card WOW and/or special layering or pizzaz.

They are all wonderful cards!!! Thank you sooooo much again ladies... later tonight I'll update with who did what where!! Stay tuned

Group 1 - 5x5
From L to R and T to B:
ScrappyQueen, Tara Travis, Stampin2fun, Baskets56, Havetostamp, SusanMiller and Stampintotton
Lot's of layers!!!

And details....

Technique.. ooooooooooh!!

Just beautiful!!! Use those beads baby!!

Group 2 - 5x5
From L to R and T to B:
Trish G, MonaR, Catxtr, Stampin2fun, Stampintotton, havetostamp & ShelleyRyan

Are you in the mood for Christmas yet??? How great is this card? Love the DSP!!

Front view...

Bring on the Mary Englebreit (spelling???)... I love it... gold embossed Dasher... wow.

Talk about stunners!!! Wow with the Silver embossing and the embossed flower dies...

Front View... lots of details here....

Ok, so this isn't my favorite set, but I love Owls and this little guy in his starry background.. common... he's just too cute!!!

Goup 3 - 5x5
From L to R and T to B:
Redhead Witch, JoAnnhw, stampnscrapcrazy66, JenJen, NJGranny, Stampintotton & Annie01
Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Group 1 - 4.25x5.5
From L to R and T to B:
Catxtr, Ohana93, TrishG, JoAnnhw, Stampintotton, Havetostamp & stampin2fun
Lots of Rich colors... gotta love this one wth the circles and sponging!!!

Again... Rich colors... love the Rock and Roll!!!

And Theresa's gonna make me buy these little guys... aren't they just too cute???? Great job on all the layering and the bling is just perfect!!

Group 2 - 4.25x5.5
From L to R and T to B:
SusanMiller, Redhead Witch, Stampintotton, Ctkris, Stampin2fun, TrishG & Shelley Ryan

Rich!!! Love the mambo with the Grey!!! Dazzle me with that Razzle!!

WOW.. that butterfly just jumps off the card and the inside looks like it's shadow... gorgeous detail...

Cupcakes are my weekness... gotta love these rich colors together!!! YUM YUM....

This guy is pretty creepy, but wow what a job with those blingy eyes!!!! Love it!!!

How about this half fold? Great card.. show off that technique~~ The band is just beautiful... rich!

Group 3 - 4.25x5.5
From L to R and T to B:
KMoore, Stampintotton, TaraTravis, Stampnscrapcrazzy66, Annie01, Havetostamp & Baskets56

Love the cupcakes again!!! Great Bday card if you want it to be... love the dsp and great color combo... bling!!!
Fall is indeed upon us soon enough and this layout with the color combo and layers... wow!!! Love the Dry emboss background... GREAT CARD!!

I did my best to take this pic, but no matter what it wouldn't show the beautiful Polished stone technique used here... you'll see it if it's in your swap... beautiful gold flecks on that background... Lovely.

Talk about Rich??? Checkout this card... wow, clear embossed with dazzling diamonds... and all those colors!!! Great job....

Again... Thank you all for being so punctual, following all the rules and for being such great swappers.

August 05, 2009

Swaps galore...

I joined a swap online and here's what I came up with... this is the first Canadian swap and any swap I've joined in a while... it only needed 3 layers, but you know... once you start layering... they just keep a comin... LOL... hope you like it...

Leave a comment! I'd love to hear what you think...


Recipe: (All products Stampin'Up! unless specified)
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Bermuda Bay, Shimmery white, Holiday Lounge DSP, Textured Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Dasher and Hostess level I: Holiday Best
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Other: Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, 2 way glue, dazzling diamonds, silver brads, paper piercing tool, scalloped edge punch, original dies ovals and bigz dies scallop Oval Frame and big shot .