Saturday, May 31, 2014

How to Fix a Boo Boo

   Do you ever make a card and then right at the end make a mistake that seems to ruin the entire card?  That is what happened with this card.  Right at the end I smudged the Blackberry Bliss heart.  I starting groaning about making the whole card over when I decided to add two more hearts.  Voila, a cute card and no one will ever know that I made a mistake.

    I needed a second card similar to the one on top for a class I was going to have in June and right at the end when I was placing the greeting on the card made another boo boo.  This time I stamped the saying on an extra piece of card stock , cut it out and placed it over the boo boo. Easy peasy.  How do you fix your mistakes?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New In-Colors for 2014-2016

Hello Honey
        Every year StampinUp comes out with new in-colors.  These colors are fashionable and trendy and stick around for two years.  At a recent Jubilant Butterflies meeting we made card samples for each one of the colors for the next two years.  We used a new stamp set called Work of Art for the card designs.
Tangelo Twist
Mossy Meadow
Lost Lagoon

Blackberry Bliss

Wouldn't it be great fun to be the one to name the new colors?  Which one of the new in-colors do you think will be your favorite.  Personally, I really like them all.  They remind me of fall colors which I tend to gravitate to normally.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nuts About You New stamp

   Every year about this time I start getting very excited for the introduction of the new catalog.  This year is no exception.  My friend Linda and I got together last week and made some samples using items from the new catalog.  This hostess set called Nuts About You is one of my favorites.  It is available only to hostesses of a party.

New catalog items used:

Nuts About You and Work of Art stamp set
Mossy Meadow card stock

Returning items used:

Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Pacific Point card stock
Woodgrain embossing folder
Pacific Point and Early Espresso ink
Candy Dots

  Don't have a new catalog yet?  Come to my catalog preview party, get your free copy and find out some of the great ways the catalog is organized. Check out my events page for more details.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Color Study, Triadic color scheme

    The triadic color scheme uses 3 colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel.  To me this could be quite similar to the primary or secondary colors.  I decided to use pastel shades of red, yellow and blue for my card.

Retiring items:

Oh Hello stamp set

Returning items:

Marina Mist, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette ink
Marina Mist and Gumball Green markers
Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock
Small Oval punch
Ovals Framelits
Zig Zag embossing folder

  Now, I need to figure out what to use as the color scheme for the June club meeting. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Color Study Split Complementary

     I love trying out new color combinations and finding ones I might never have chosen on my own.  This combo is one of those. Choose a base color, in this case Island Indigo as the blue, then choose two colors that are next to its complement.  I chose Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral.

Retiring Items:

  Festive Floral stamp set
  Delicate Design, Adorning Accents embossing folders
  Whisper White 1/8" taffeta ribbon

Remaining Items

  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie ink
  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Basic Grey, and Pumpkin Pie card stock
  Fancy Fan embossing folder

  Tomorrow's combo is called Triadic color scheme.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Color Study Complementary colors

   The most common complementary color combo is red and green, so I wanted to pick one that was not quite so common.  Purple and yellow.

Supplies Used:

Elegant Eggplant Whisper White, and Crushed Curry card stock
Elegant Eggplant, and Kaleidoscope designer paper
Candy dots
Hearts a Flutter and On Film framelits
Perfect Pennants stamp set
White Baker's twine

   Tomorrow's color combo is Split Complementary

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Color Study, Secondary colors

     My monthly club, the Press Club, has been doing a color study these last couple of months.  This card represented the secondary colors of green, purple and orange.  I love how the card turned out.

Supplies used:

Geometric stamp set
Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie. and Elegant Eggplant ink
Whisper White, Basic Black card stock
Garden Green designer paper
Triangle punch

  Check back tomorrow for a sample using Complementary colors.

Friday, May 23, 2014

June Frame Art

    I just love decorating each month and have been making framed art for 9 months now.  I usually think about what I want the art to look like for several weeks before I actually create the picture.  Most of the time the picture turns out like I envisioned and that of course makes me happy. 

Retiring items:
Lattice Big shot die
Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green, and Raspberry Ripple card stock
Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse designer paper
Little Leaves Sizzlet

Returning items:

Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, and Rose Red card stock
Butterfly punches
Spiral Flower Big shot die


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Scrapbook Layout for the Rain

  What kind of pictures would you put on a layout that has umbrellas?  I wracked my brain trying to figure that out for my April layout.  I finally decided on some pictures I took of the fancy hose system my husband rigged up when the sump pump in our basement which is also our bedroom, froze.  This is a wonderful story we will want to remember in the years ahead.

I made this a hybrid page by using My Digital Studio for the umbrellas.  Here is a close up of the umbrellas.

  Steps used to make the umbrella

1. I did a search to find the umbrella image.
2. I changed the size of the image so there were 3 different sizes.
3. I copied each image so I ended up with 2 of each size.
4. One umbrella of each size was cut up to be the pattern for the designer paper.  Then I filled each panel of the umbrella to create the pattern you see.

  The clouds were stenciled on the sides of the pages with 3 different blue inks.  The rain drops were punched out of silver glimmer paper.  The final accent was a rhinestone on each raindrop. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pucker Up for the Last Time

    Have you ever seen a pink lemon?  I wondered how this might look, but really wanted to use the Primrose Petals card stock.  I think it turned out okay.  One of my stampers said she did not have anyone to pucker up for, but I thought, it would not have to be a husband or boy friend.  You could pucker up for a special niece or nephew, a grand child or even your elderly parent. 

Retiring items:
  Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit card stock
  Midnight Muse designer paper
  Crazy Mixed Up Love stamp set

Remaining items:
  Whisper white card stock
  Regals candy dots
  Polka dot embossing folder

  I know just the person I will send this card to, how about you?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lovely Little Labels Going Away

   Do you feel like I do that this Stampin'Up! catalog year just zoomed on by?  Today is my Last Chance card class.  All of the cards we will be making use retired items. What will you miss the most?

Retiring items

Lovely Little Labels stamp set
Midnight Muse card stock and ink
Summer Starfruit card stock and ink
Basic Glimmer brads

Returning items

Whisper White card stock
Soft Suede card stock
Deco Labels framelit
Little labels punch pack
Linen thread
Beautiful Baroque embossing folder

   I have seen the new catalog and have copies ready to hand out to anyone who places an order this month.  Or if that is not to your liking come by Sushi's place on May 31st and get your free copy along with a tour of the catalog.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monochromatic Last Chance

     I love cards that feature just one color.  This card features one of my favorite colors, Midnight Muse.  I hate to see it go when the new catalog premiers. What color will you miss the most?

Retiring items:
   Midnight Muse card stock and ink
   Midnight Muse ribbon
   Midnight Muse In color Dahlias
   Happy Day stamp set

Remaining Items
    Whisper White card stock
     Gorgeous Grunge stamp set

  There are two weeks left in which to order from the current catalog.  What items do you want to be sure and add to your collection?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Retiring Washi Tape

 I love Washi tape.  I think it adds a nice focal point to a card, and is easy to use.  These 3 tapes are retiring from the SU catalog so I wanted to get some more use out of them. When I made this card I wanted the word smile to be the top word on the card, but I noticed there  was too much white space above the word.  So, I reached for some punches and fixed the card right away.

Retiring items....
  Gingham Garden washi tape and designer paper
  Happy Day stamp set

Items remaining......
   Whisper White and Melon Mambo card stock
   Melon Mambo ink
  Who can you make smile by sending them this card/

Friday, May 9, 2014

Last Chance Dragonfly

    Isn't this dragonfly cute.  He is one of the bugs you can make with the Bug Me stamp set that is retiring this year.  Most of the stamps that retire, make it to my annual garage sale, but I think I will keep this one because it is a great stamp to have around when the grand kids come to visit.

Retiring items used
  Raspberry Ripple ink
  Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green card stock
  Scallop trim border punch, Itty Bitty shape pack punch
  Loving Thoughts, Bug Me stamp sets

Items remaining
  Whisper White card stock
  Basic Gray ink
  I just want to smile when I see this card, don't you?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Last Chance to Bug Me

     Has a year really gone by since the last new catalog came out?  For the month of May, I like to focus on retiring items since it will be the last chance to order many of the items.

Last chance for......

   Summer Starfruit card stock since this in color is leaving
   Bug Me stamp
   Midnight Muse card stock another retiring in color

Still available...

   Hexagon Hive thinlit
   Natural ribbon that I colored with markers
   Baked Brown Sugar in color card stock

Have you seen the new catalog yet?  Come to my Catalog Preview on May 31st and get your own copy and a preview of the catalog and how it is meant to be used. Look for more information in the days ahead.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Christmas Through the Year for May/June

   Thursday is the day that I go to Springfield to make Christmas cards.  This is the card they will be making. And just to get everyone a little excited for the next card, which we will make in Jacksonville at the end of May.  Here it is.

  Wouldn't you love to have a bunch of handmade Christmas cards ready to send in November?  Well, come join the class this month.  Make 3 cards of each design.  Check out my website to get the details right here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May Framed Art

  Do you love having monthly projects to look at?  I do, and have been having a great time creating a framed art project to use each month.  This is the 8th month I have been doing this.  The ladies that come to the class are enjoying each month's project.

   I used a scrapbook layout as my inspiration.  When I get pictures on the layout I will post it.  Here are the supplies we used if you want to create the project for yourself.

Watercolor Wonder designer paper
Pansy, Petite Petals, and Chevron punches
Oval framelits
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
My Digital Studio
Gumball Green ink pad
Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green markers

   I am thinking roses and butterflies might be a great idea for the June framed art.  What would you use?

Monday, May 5, 2014

March Paper Pumpkin

I love the look the wooden accent pieces give to the card.
One of the two original designs that came with the kit.


   So glad to be back after having a non-functioning computer for over a week.  It is amazing to realize how dependent I am on a computer.  Did not realize it until I could not use mine.
   So, I am so proud that I have kept up with all my paper pumpkin kits from the past few months.  These are the cards I made from the March kit.  It was bigger and better, something Stampin'Up! is trying to do with the kits.  This month there were 8 cards to make.  Of course I went online to see what designs I could find to alter the kit designs.  Here is what I came up with.

    I only inked the arrow stamp once to get the various colors.  Love how it looks like I used several different colors.

   Washi tape can always dress up a card.

    Shelli Garner the CEO of SU showed us how to use some of the envelope liner to accent the front of the card.  Notice how the saying has been cut in two.


  What would you do with this kit?  Now, I am curious what the kit for May will be like.  It is never too late to join Paper Pumpkin.  Just click on the link and if you want to join I would love to have you join under me Sue Scheets.  Glad to be back.  Look for regular entries until the next computer problem. :)