Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MDS: A Day at the Beach

Well, we are out of town for the week, so I decided today's post would be an MDS page of our first day here.  The drive took about eight hours from Memphis to Perdido Key.(which is a cinch compared to the 12 it takes to get to Iowa)  As I was working on this page (which was inspired by Heather Summers) I was thinking about all of the wonderful things I'll be able to do once MDS 2 comes out very soon!  At Convention last week, we got a sneak peek at some of the awesome features that MDS 2 will have.  We'll be able to change colors of embellishments, crop stamps, and SO much more.  I can't wait!

This page uses Crumb Cake as the background followed by an overlay and splatter from Extreme Elements.  The rest is just a little DSP from Noteworthy, punched letters, and photos!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mojo 251 CAS Masculine Thanks

Well...back from Convention and gone again tomorrow! What a whirlwind adventure! This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday Challenge. I'm using the stamp set (Friendship Preserves) that my mom won while we were at convention (available Aug 1)I decided to go for a simple masculine card because those are the ones I never have enough of. I used the Natural Composition Specialty DSP and layered it on a Very Vanilla card base. I stamped the "Thanks" sentiment in Early Espresso on a 3 X 3 square and then used Festive Paper Piercing Pack (available Aug 1) to outline the shape. I also distressed the edges using my distressing tool and daubed it with Crumb Cake! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Free Stuff from Convention!

So...I haven't been lucky enough to win anything from the SU Prize Patrol, but my sweet mom just won!!! Inside the bundle is the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set, the new paper piercer and mat, as well as the holiday piercing templates! Way to go, Mom!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

At Stampin' Up! Headquarters

My mom and I took a trip to tour the SU! Headquarters and got to see where all of those boxes get filled!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Swaps are ready for Convention!

This is just a small portion of the swaps I'm taking with me to the Stampin' Up! Convention.  I'm so excited, I can barely stand it.  My mom is meeting me out there and we are going to have a girls' weekend without any kids at all!  This will be the first time I leave my 16 month old.  She's in good hands with her daddy, but I will miss her terribly!

The swap card you see here uses a few things from the new annual catalog.  I used the So Sorry stamp set (which I love) for the sentiment.  The flower comes from the Mixed Blossom stamp set.  You can't really see it in the picture, but there's a pearl in the center of every flower.  I used the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and the scallop punch.  CAS!!! Looking forward to Convention.  I'll try to update as much as possible!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mojo 250--It's Halloween Time

Well, for today's Mojo Monday challenge, I decided to use a few new items from SU that will be available August 1st.  The DSP seen here is called Howlstooth and Scaringbone.  How cute is that?  The two different patterns you see here are front and back of the same piece of paper.  I stamped the little girl from Greeting Card Kids and punched her out with my 2 1/2 in circle punch and layered her on a 2 3/4 piece cut with my Circle Scissors Plus.  The "BOO" sentiment is from Tiny Tags.  It's punched on a 1 in circle and then layered on a NEW PUNCH (1 1/4 scallop)  SO excited about that one.  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mojo Monday 249 (a little late)

I just LOVE Christmas cards with unconventional Christmas colors.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the traditional red and green, but sometimes I like these more!  This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  Yes, I know it's not Monday, but what can I say.  For this? I used the new Evergreen stamp set (available Aug.1).  I stamped the back stamp on very vanilla 2 X 3 1/2 in crumb cake and the top on vellum in soft suede.  I used the Tasteful Trim die for the scallop piece in the middle and daubed it in crumb cake.  The sentiment comes from the new Greetings of the Season stamp set (available Aug.1)  I finished off the card with some very vanilla ribbon and a few pearls.  Voila!  Clean and simple, yet elegant!  Thanks for stopping by!

Reason to Smile plus a World Treasure

This is a card I created for my stamp club using the Reason to Smile stamp set from July's promotion.  You can get this stamp set for only $5 when you purchase $50 worth of SU! products.  It's a two-step stamp set that is very versatile.  
I used several other new elements on this card.  I used two framelets dies and the new punch pack.  I daubed everything in crumb cake except the raspberry ripple scallop square.  I used the new raspberry ripple ribbon as well.  The sentiment is from the World Treasure stamp set (you know, the one with the peacock).  I LOVE that set.  I hope you enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by!