Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

Hello all in stamping land.  I hope everyone had a good Father's Day.  We made the most of ours and Chris loved the gifts he received. 

I came across another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from the U.S. by the name of Michelle Zindorf and if you think you've seen some nice brayered and/or distressed creations before, wait until you see her work. WOW!!! It's hard to describe how talented she is.  Her understanding of light and depth is incredible.  So I just had to try a card myself.  I based my card off of one of her designs and made some changes.  Chris loved it.

I stamped the motorcyle using Versamark pad first and then stamping on my Black Ink pad and then onto my paper.  I coloured the bike in with my Stampin' Write Markers, then with a Versarmarker and heat set once again.  I covered with Clear EP and heat set.  I then brayered my grass with Certainly Celery ink, and the sky with Apricot Appeal and Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun. I sponged black ink around the edges for a bit more dramatic effect. 

I layered this onto Tangerine Tango cardstock which I then layered on Basic Black.  I added brads to the side of the black and then layered onto my Apricot Appeal cardfront.  I finished the card by stamping the words Because I Care in Basic Brown ink.

Thanks for looking.

Stamp Sets: Motorcycle, Because I Care
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Inks: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Basic Brown, Versamark
Accessories: Versamarker, Earth Elements Stampin' Write Markers, Clear EP, heat gun, brads (non -SU)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet Mojo

Saturday I had a Mommy and Me class and my dear friend Angela attended.  After the class I was showing her some things in my stamp room and a couple cards I had created last week.  She immediately picked up on the fact that one of the cards was created using the Mojo Monday sketch and she reminded me that I needed to post by today.  So here I am getting it up on my blog.

If you are not familiar with the cardstock colours, that is because they are the new upcoming In Colours.  I used Peach Parfait for my card base.  Then I punched a strip of Concord Crush using the Scallop Trim edge punch.  Over this I added Pear Pizzaz which I ran through the Big Shot with a texture plate.

I stamped the main flower from the new upcoming hostess set Because I Care using Concord Crush and Pear Pizzaz markers.  The image is stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and layered on Concord Crush cardstock.

I punched out a bit of Peach Parfait with the Modern Label punch and cut it in half.  I placed these just under my image.  Then I stamped two flowers and punched them out using the Itty Bitty flower punch from the Summer Mini and layered over the tabs. 

Finally, I stamped my sentiment on Shimmery White, added a couple more small flowers and punched out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and layered on a Scallop Circle of Peach Parfait which I popped up.

Thanks for stopping by.
Margaret :)

Stamp Sets:  Because I Care
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz, Concord Crush, Shimmery White
Inks: none
Accessories: In Colour Markers, Modern Label punch, Itty Bitty flower punch, Big Shot, Texture Plate, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Trim edge punch

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


We are in to June already and you know what that means.... Stampin' Up! has released it's Last Chance lists for stamp sets, Definitely Decorative, and Accessories.  This year the lists are long as many colours are retiring.  I will keep you all posted as to the Accessories that are sold out because they are only available while supplies last.

To view the retiring accessories, including cardstock, ink, markers and embellishements, click HERE.

If you live in Canada and wish to place an order, you may click on my Shop Online link to the right or PM me at

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Margaret :)