Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Silhouettes & Papillon Potpourri

These cards were made using some of the new In Colors and the Summer Silhouettes stamp set.  Both use the same color scheme.  I really like these colors together.  The uses for this stamp set are endless.

Stamp Set:  Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS:  Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Bashful Blue,
         Marina Mist
Ink:  Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Big Shot, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, 
         Paper Snips, Rhinestone Jewels, Glue Dots, Elegant Butterfly Punch

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Freak for All - July Control Freaks Blog Tour

Welcome to my first Control Freak Blog Tour.  I've been a Control Freak for many years but just got into the blogging world.  This month the Freaks are sharing  ideas from the new catalog, Holiday Mini and Convention swaps.  You should have just come from the blog of LeeAnn Greff.  

My first card was inspired by my friend Lisa Horton.  I saw her card and had to make a really country Bootiful Occasions card.  All of the embossed card stock is sponged to help bring out the wonderful texture on this card.  It looks like embossed leather...and what a wonderful use of the Petite Pennants Builder punch.
Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions
CS:  Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Petite Pennants Builder
    punch, Aqua Painter, Hemp Twine, Basic Rhinestone Jewel, Process Blue COPIC Marker
    [to color  Rhinestone],SU Dimensionals, Paper Snips.


This is one of my Convention Swap cards.  I love flowers and the Field Flowers stamp set is wonderful....and I just LOVE the new Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon!!!!   I can't seem to get enough of it.  

Stamps:  Field Flowers
CS:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Gumball Green, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  3/8" Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, SU
     Dimensionals, Dazzling Details, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Basic Rhinestone Jewel


This was my 3D Swap for Convention.  I used the metal tins I bought last year from Stampin' Up!  I love how they turned out.  This would make a nice Mom's or Grandma's gift.  :)

Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes, Loving Thoughts
CS:  Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
DSP:  Polka Dot Parade
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Butterfly Wings Embosslits,
    Metal Tin

Now it is off to the next stop on the tour.  Thanks for stopping by...

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sewing/Seamstress Jewelry Piece

This is my latest Rubber Ducky creation.  July is Pat's birthday month and she selected a Sewing/Seamstress theme.  Pat is a very talented seamstress as well as stamper.  I can't imagine creating a beautiful wedding dress....well, for me curtains would be a big deal.  :)   It took a while to come up with my idea but thankfully it did happen.  :)

I started this jewelry piece with a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate. The pin cushion was made using a piece of fabric...and stuffed it with a small cotton ball.  Next I placed three Swarovski Crystal  beads on a pin and inserted this into the cushion.

Stamp Set:  Rue de Fleurs  [retired]
Fabric:  Beau Chateau
CS:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist
Embosslit:  Beautiful Wings [smallest butterfly]
Punches:  Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1/16" Handheld Circle
Miscellaneous:  Scissors and Thimble Charms added to the sides of the plate to dangle
   * Tiny wood spool [I wrapped blue sparkly crochet thread around it]
   * Pink Button with Gold colored center
   * Two luminescent beads [1 blue and 1 pink]
   * Memory Box die was used to make the  flowers to add to the corset.  I took a 1/16" circle
          punch to add blue centers to each flower...then added Dazzling Details to the centers
   * Red Line Tape placed on the front of butterfly and butterfly cut out by hand the second 
          time...then added Dazzling Diamonds and a small Rhinestone Jewel to the center of
          the butterfly. 

Ta Dahhh!!!!!  a finished piece.  :)

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Reinker Spread Technique

I received this card recently from my friend, Crystal French.  She was the originator of the Reinker Spread Technique.  My upline and friend, Connie Ingram, demoed thiswonderful  technique at a Stampin' Up! event several years ago and it went crazy after that.  It is such a wonderful idea. 
 If you haven't tried it, do!  You will be glad you did.  I know the Stamp Set, Designer Paper and Ribbon are retired....but this card was too pretty not to share!!!!  :)

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Blooming with Kindness

I love this new stamp set called "Blooming with Kindness".  I was inspired by a card Mary Brown did using the Emboss Resist technique.  

Did you know the new Stampin' Up! Heat Tool has two heat settings----low for drying ink, high for heat-setting powder.  Pretty cool.  :)
Stamp Set:  Blooming with Kindness [pg 87]
CS:  Marina Mist, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark Pad  [pg 159], Marina Mist, Certainly Celery & Basic Black Classic Pads
Ribbon:  Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon  [pg 172]
Accessories:  Heat Tool  [pg 159], Clear Embossing Powder, Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers
          Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelits  [pg 190], Square Lattice Embossing Folder [pg  189]

Happy Stamping!  Judy   :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Yellow Roses" Jewelry Piece

This "Yellow Roses" Jewelry Piece was created for my friend, Nicole, for her birthday.  Her birthday theme is Yellow Roses and I know she loves had fun creating this especially for her.
Tea dyed lace was tied on two sides and attached to a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate using Bakers Twine.  I then glued the roses on and held them for seemed like an eternity until they were set.  Pearl Trim and Charms were then added to finish it.  It is always such a good feeling when my   "Rubber Ducky" projects are finished.  The finished projects are always something that would not ever be designed except for our great challenges.

Nicole is planning to display her jewelry pieces on an antique cookie sheet...which she will display in her new business in Pueblo, Colorado, called Mernie's Spices, Oils & Vinegars.  If you happen to find yourself in Pueblo, please stop and say hello to her.  She is a wonderful friend of mine.

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Serene Silhouettes & Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

The new item that falls into an ASIAN THEME in our new Stampin' Up! catalog is a wonderful new "Fancy Fan"  Embossing Folder!!!!  The folder is in a landscape format but is easily turned   sideways to use for a portrait format card.  This is my June Stamp-A-Stack card and I also made lots of these for my Control Freak New Catalog Swap and my Upscale Swap.  My favorite new catalog stamp set is "Serene Silhouettes" so had to use both of these items first.  Our Stamp-A-Stack  was super busy.  I had the ladies use clear embossing powder on the flowers. They also brayered white craft ink onto the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and then ran the background piece of Rose Red through the Big Shot.  Luckily, I die cut all the butterflies ahead of time.  The card was a hit.  Yeahhhhh!!!!   :)
Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes
CS:  Regal Rose, Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black Classic Pad, Whisper White Craft Pad
Ribbon:  Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding
Accessories:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder [pg 189], Beautiful Wings Embosslit [pg 188]
         Big Shot, Brayer, Glue Dots, Rhinestone Basic Jewels 

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Layered Labels & the Big Shot :)

It's WAY too hot here in Colorado!!!!  Hope you are keeping cool!  I haven't posted in quite awhile but am back.  Thank you for being patient. 

 I bought the Layered Labels stamp set because there is a set of dies that work with it.  After adding the bling, I was happy with how it turned out.  I LOVE the new Hard Foam stamp pads Stampin' Up! came out with.  If you haven't used one yet, you are in for a treat when you do.
Stamps:  Layered Labels, Delightful Dozen
CS:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green Classic Pad & Marker [ one of the 2012-2014 In Colors---I Love it! ]
        Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad & Marker
Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothocary Accents Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing 
         Folder, Boho Blossoms punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots
         Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon [ NEW and I LOVE it! ]

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)