Chalk Talk

Are you ready to see the new Chalk Talk Bundle (item 132731/132730) in action? My friend Kathleen created this card recently for our Blue Mountain Stampers’ Weekend Retreat, and I had a lot of fun stamping it since I always enjoy Kathleen’s cards. (Kathleen was my demonstrator before I became a Demonstrator myself.)

Chalk Talk Kathleen shoebox swap retreat 2013

This card has such a great vintage feel to it, doesn’t it? And I really like the way the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (item 130140)  is highlighted on this card, especially the little strip across the bottom. Are you wondering what pack of Designer Series Paper the Pistachio Pudding strip came from? Well it isn’t Designer Series Paper at all – So how did I create it for this card? It was so simple. I simply stamped the image from Chalk Talk on the piece of Pistachio Pudding card stock randomly and then added the small strips of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper to the top and bottom of the stamped card stock. Isn’t that cool?

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Chalk Talk (item 130631/130634)

Inks: Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar

Paper: Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (item 130140), Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, and Naturals Ivory (item 101849)

Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (item 129984), Chalk Talk Framelits (item 129983), Labels Collection Framelits (item 125598), Linen Thread (item 104199), 5/8″ Crochet Trim (item 118481), Very Vintage Designer Buttons (item 129327), and Stampin’ Sponges

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Easter Blessings

Easter is this weekend and it is early this year so I was looking for a quick and easy card to send out since I’m running behind. Are you behind too? A mom thing I guess since I’ve spent this week dealing with doctors and my daughters chest pain that has flared up again.

So I found this great Easter Blessings card among my swaps from Leadership. Isn’t it great. I love the texture created with the Perfect Polka Dots and Elegant Lines Embossing Folders along with the little bit of bling. And since Easter Blessings uses such a great font and is a single stamp that you can find in the Spring Catalog it makes a quick focal point for you card too.

Easter Blessings Leadership swap 2013 Shari Caspers

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Easter Blessings (item 129183)

Inks: Perfect Plum

Paper: Perfect Plum and Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots (item 117335) and  Elegant Lines (item 119277) Embossing Folders, Apothecary Accent (item 127003) and Ovals Collection (item 129381) Framelits, Perfect Plum 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (item 122987) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 119246)

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Tricky Treat Fun

I love punches and the NEW Tricky Treats stamp set in our 2012-2013 Catalog have coordinating punches for all of its images so it makes projects quick and easy. The images in this Tricky Treats set are so cute they just bring a smile to anyone’s face!

Here is a great swap that I received recently that uses the Tricky Treats stamp set. I love all the detail in this little gift item. Isn’t it cute? It holds a piece of laffy taffy – quick hide it from my son!

Did you notice the cute little black pearl on the top of the tag – You can make our Pearls and Rhinestones Basic Jewels and color you wish with a Sharpie ® marker or our Crystal Effects and Reinkers. Its sooo easy to customize them with your favorite color – you’ll never want to stop!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Tricky Treats

Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White

Accessories: Essentials  Paper Piercing Pack and Stamping Pierce Mat, Extra Large Tag Punch, Pearls Basic Jewels, Sharpie®, Big Shot and Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon

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Bootiful Occasions

Bootiful Occasions is one of those fun sets that you can use all year round. And ladies, it’s a set that highlights footwear – something that I love to shop for, how about you?

Karon Brown, gave me this swap for Halloween at Regional last month using the Bootiful Occasions stamp set. What fun – I think this card would bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Bootiful Occasions

Inks: Basic Black

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Polka Dot Parade DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Spider Web Embossing Folder, and the Tasteful Trim die, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and 2 ½” Circle Punch

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It’s Wicked Cool

I made this card a while ago and have been meaning to share it with you. I love the little witch’s feet in the Wicked Cool Stamp set, don’t you? I guess I’m dating myself but they always remind me of the shoes sticking out under Dorothy’s house at the beginning of the Wizard of Oz. I remember being so scared watching that move as a child. I ramble, anyhow back to my card.

Coloring directly on the stamp is a great way to color any image and that is what I’ve done here with the Wicked Cool image.  Can you guess which punch I’ve used for the broom? It’s the Owl Builder – You can use that punch for all kinds of things! (Click HERE to see my recent “Got Milk” Tutorial using the Owl Builder Punch.)  And did you notice the Basic Jewels? I just used my orange Sharpie ® to color my Basic Rhinestone. Yep, now you can any color Basic Rhinestones you desire what a great tip, huh?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool

Inks: Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive

Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Big Shot, Spider Web, Woodgrain, and Chevron Embossing Folders, Apothecary Accents Framelits, ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones and Sharpie ®

 

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Mixed Bunch

Last week was my monthly SINKS training meeting where I get together with fellow demonstrators and stamp. It’s a lot of fun and I’ve made such wonderful friends along the way at these get togethers.

If this is something that you might find interesting – why not check it out? Just give me a call if becoming a demonstrator is something you might be interested in doing.

Did you see this good looking dude in the corner? Shhh… that is my darling hubby – who is such a great sport hanging out with me at these events. This time he decided to play on his lap top verses stamping with us.

My friend Teresa, made this card as a swap and I thought I would share it with you today. Don’t you love the rich colors she used? Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple are two of this year’s NEW In Colors just introduced in the 2012-2013 Catalog last month. If you haven’t gotten a copy for yourself I’d be happy to give you one. Just give me a call to stop by and pick one up. Don’t live close? I’d be happy to mail a copy to you.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch

Inks: Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse

Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim Die, Blossom and ½” Circle Punch

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Flowering Flourishes

As promised here is the first of the two Make n Takes that we made at my Luau Catalog Launch Event past month. This card uses our NEW stamp set Flowering Flourishes. When I saw this stamp set, I just fell in love with it. I could quickly see all the different ways I could use these three stamps that are included in the Flowering Flourishes set. I think it is a Flowering Flourishes is a really versatile stamp set to have on hand that you’ll find tons of uses for!

So far, I think that the NEW In Color Primrose Petals is probably my favorite of the group of In Colors this year. When I combined it with our NEW embossing folder, Delicate Designs and the Large Scallop Edgelit I thought the card had a very vintage feel – how about you? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

This Flowering Flourishes card was such a big hit with everyone at the Luau that I’ve decided to use it as my swap for this month’s SINK meeting too. I’m hoping my fellow demos will like the card as much as I do.                    Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes and Sweet Essentials

CS: Whisper White and Primrose Petals

Ink: Primrose Petals

Accessories: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Big Shot Delicate Designs Folders, and Large Scallop Edgelits

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Bright Blossoms Scrapbook Page

Don’t you love the Bright Blossoms stamp set in the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog? It’s a lot of fun to use and can even be used for scrapbooking. Here is a 6×6 page that my friend Teresa made for a recent swap. I thought it was really great – leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Basic Black and Real Red

Paper: Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, and Labels Collection Framelits

 

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A Bright Blossoms Thank You

I really enjoy using the Bright Blossoms stamp set from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog. The Designer Series Paper that coordinates with it is so bright and cheerful. It just brings a smile to my face.

Here is a card that I made using the Bright Blossoms stamp set. I’m always in need of thank you cards and I thought this one turned out cute.

Here is the inside – don’t forget to stamp it too.

I also made a matching envelope with our Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. It was so quick and easy to do it can be addicting! All you have to do is follow the directions that come along with it and you’re off. You can click HERE to see an early post and video of the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms and Fabulous Phrases

Inks: Island Indigo

Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Stripes Embossing Folder, 1″ Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Real Red and the  2011-2013 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

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