Thursday, June 30, 2011

A cute bag for your cards

I created this bag to make for a Card Club I have every other Friday.
I took the idea from Amy Celona, and you can download her tutorials for free! She is very creative and talented...visit her blog and you'll love it!

Six cards can fit in this bag and it is a very elegant way to keep cards handy in your office, or to give out as a gift.

Hope you like it and try it out. Enjoy!

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink (102544), Whisper White (100730)
Designer Series Paper: Chocolate Chip (discontinued)
Ink: Pretty in Pink (101301)
Embellishments: Flower Brads (119732)
Ribbon: Linen Thread (104199)
Punch: Scallop Trim Border (118402)
Bigz Die: Fun Flowers (121812)
Cool Stuff: Sponge Daubers (102892)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

colourQ Challenge #91

For this card, I was inspired by our Idea Book & Catalog. I love this stamp set. Every time I use it, I find a new way to combine the stamps...and you can create a card with only this set, because even the sentiment is beautiful.

"Life is a matter of moments." It makes me stop and think how true it is, enjoy the moment and live each day at a time. It is very easy to say it, but not so easy to live it because with all our responsibilities and daily duties, we forget about the simple things that make our lives so valuable and blessed.

Hope you like my creation! God bless you all! Enjoy!

Cardstock: Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Ruby Red (discontinued)
Stamp Set: Elements of Style (W 118611, C 120045)
Ink: Night of Navy (102977), Basic Gray (109120), Whisper White Craft (101731)
Ribbon: Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain (109036)
Buttons: Designer Buttons-Neutrals Collection (119743)
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer (122464)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Paper Players Challenge #53

For this card, I used the products that are in the new Idea Book & Catalog 2011-2012. I used the new fabrics, and then embossed using Finial Press Embossing Folder. I embossed the doily with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, which you can find in the Summer Mini Catalog.

All the products in the new catalog will be available for purchase on July 1st, so start preparing your wish list, lol! Hope you like my creation!

Have a great day! Enjoy!

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730)
Embossing Powder: Melon Mambo (123223)
Embossing Folder: Finial Press (115963)
Punch: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (119854)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Happiest Wishes for Mojo 197

This is a simple card where I embossed the DSP, and embossed the sentiment with Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder. The stamp set I used for the sentiment is from the new Idea Book & Catalog 2011-2012.

If you're interested in ordering the catalog for $9.95, just email me and I'll be more than happy to mail it to you. Or, you can get the catalog for free if you place an order of at least $70.

Have a great day! Enjoy!

Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
Embossing Powder: Tangerine Tango (123106)
Embossing Folder: Finial Press (115963)
Ribbon: Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta (119959)
Buttons: Designer Buttons-Brights Collection (119747)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Lion for Pals Paper Arts

For this challenge, I wanted to work with punches, so I bought the instructions to make this cute lion from Kim Score. You can view her website here. She has a bunch of more stuff you are going to fall in love with. Hope you try out some of them! It's so much fun!

Have a great day and I hope you like my creation! Enjoy!

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Cajun Craze (119684), Crumb Cake (120953), Baja Breeze (111352)
Designer Series Paper: Green House Gala (117167)
Stamp Set: Happy Greetings (W 123311, C 123313)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Ribbon: Early Espresso Baker's Twine (123124)
Buttons: Designer Buttons-Neutrals Collection (119743)

Happy Birthday for colourQ #89

One more time, I was inspired by our Idea Book & Catalog. Although for this challenge I used Bordering Blue, which is a discontinued color, as well as the Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, I also used the pennant stamp set and punch that will be coming up in the new Idea Book & Catalog 2011-2012.

Have a great weekend everybody and enjoy!

Cardstock: Bordering Blue (discontinued), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Cajun Craze (119684), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730)
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Cajun Craze (119671), Bravo Burgundy (105214), Basic Gray (109120)
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice (119976)
Ribbon: Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon (discontinued)
Punches: 1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval (119863), Scallop Trim Border (118402)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Guess Who Loves You

I worked with the new Flower Fest Stamp Set that came out in the Summer Mini Catalog, and let me tell you that if you buy it now, you'll be able to use it the whole year because it is also in the Idea Book and Catalog 2011-2012! The card that I made yesterday was done with the same stamp set. You can click here to see it!

It is a very versatile set and works beautifully with punches. I hope you like it, and if you're interested in buying it you can visit my site here or send me an email! If you're interested in buying the new Stampin' UP! Idea Book and Catalog 2011-2012, the price is only $9.95 and you can email me also and I'll be glad to mail it to you.

Hope you like my creation for this week's Mojo Monday! Have a wonderful day full of blessings and enjoy!

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Early Espresso (119686), Baja Breeze (111352), Old Olive (100702), Cajun Craze (119684)
Designer Series Paper: Paisley Petals
Stamp Sets: Happy Greetings (C 123313, W 123311), Flower Fest (122280)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Bravo Burgundy (105214)
Pastels: Bravo Burgundy (120962)
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice (119976)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Punch: 2-1/2 Inch Circle (120906)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Paper Players #51

Hi everyone!
I'm back again after almost a week of not posting anything. Phew! I have my ups and downs. During my ups, I get inspired and post every day, I go here and there...I get tired just by writing everything I do. That's my personality, I am very active and full of energy most of the time. I wake up every morning looking forward to doing something new and different.

But lately, I've been in one of my downs, which means I don't feel like myself because I am not full of energy and sometimes I only want to rest and do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Boo hoo! And at those moments, I feel like I'm failing you, those of you who are waiting for my creations or looking forward to a post.

I hope you don't have those boo hoo moments! Anyway, right now I'm getting out of one of those moments, so I'll be posting more cards this coming week. Sorry about that but never hesitate to write to me if you have any questions or for any reason you may want to contact me!

Have a great day! God bless you all and I hope you like what I created for The Paper Players!

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight (119683), Wild Wasabi (108641), Melon Mambo (115320), Very Vanilla (101650)
Stamp Sets: Flower Fest (C 122280, W 122278), Swirls & Curl Verses (C 123017, W 123015; Hostess Level One)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Melon Mambo (115656), Daffodil Delight (119667), Wild Wasabi (109014)
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots (117335), Flower Garden (123113)
Ribbon: Early Espresso Baker's Twine (123124)
Buttons: Discontinued
Punches: Scallop Trim Border (118402), Scallop Trim Border (118870)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Anything goes for The Paper Players

I keep on creating my own backgrounds. I saw this technique on YouTube and it's called "Wax Paper Resist Using Embossing Folders" and I thought it was just right to participate in this week's Anything Goes Challenge!

If you would like to know how to make this technique, you can see the video here or just send me an email and I'll be glad to explain it to you. The tree on my card was painted with daubers.

I made the Get Well Soon card with the same technique but in this case, I painted the flowers with watercolor and added a touch with Tangerine Tango marker, and finished with pearls.

I hope you like it! God Bless you all and enjoy!

Cardstock: Old Olive (100702), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (119686)
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations (115068), Lovely as a Tree (115026)
Ink: Daffodil Delight (119667), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Early Espresso (119670), Old Olive (102277), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Embossing Folder: Finial Press (115963)
Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets (118764)
Ribbon: Hemp Twine (100982)
Punches: Decorative Label (120907), 2-1/2" Circle (120906)
Cool stuff: Sponge Daubers (102892)

Text Color Trends Challenge

When I saw the color scheme for the Text Color Trends Challenge I thought it was going to be a very boring card, and without any bright colors it would look like something was missing. But as usual, I found inspiration in our catalog, and I started combining the four colors and this is what I came up with. I was very happy with the results and I'm so happy I took on the challenge!


Cardstock: Basic Gray (discontinued), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Stamp Set: Strength & Hope (123660)--> Remember that Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from each Strength & Hope Stamp Set purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCFR, visit
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Embossing Powder: Clear (109130)
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds (102023)
Ribbon: Basic Black 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115615)
Bigz Die: Top Note (113463)
Cool stuff: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111325)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mojo Monday 193-Round or Square

I love to make the type of flowers this card has because they look so fluffy.

For this specific flower, I dyed the petals with Daffodil Delight Ink Pad. Then I placed them on a tissue paper and sprayed them with water, so the ink smears on the paper flowers and dyes them evenly. I then crunched the tissue paper with all the petals inside, opened it up and arranged the petals on a dry tissue paper and let them dry. Once dry, I assembled them and held them together with a brad...puffed up the petals et voilà!

Hope you like it! Enjoy!

Cardstock: Soft Suede (115318), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), Baja Breeze (111352)
Designer Series Paper: Elegant Soiree (117163)
Stamp Set: Afterthoughts (W 118388; C 120121)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Embellishments: Paper Daisies (119243)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fabulous Friend

My friend lent me this stamp set, which isn't from Stampin' UP!, to participate in this challenge. It was wonderful to paint in watercolor...I used the ink refills and aquapainters and my card was ready to go!
Hope you like it! Enjoy!

Cardstock: So Saffron (105118), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Watercolor Paper (105019), Very Vanilla (101650), Certainly Celery (105125), Real Red (102482)
Designer Series Paper: Greenhouse Gala (117167)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Ribbon: Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon
Punches: Photo Corner (119877), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)