Thursday, July 5, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

Hi Stampin' Friends!
Here's another card from last month's hostess club, using one of my most favorite (for now!) new stamp sets.

Betsy's Blossoms

Stamps: Betsy's Blossom, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Floral District DSP
Accessories: Label Framelit, Banner Framelit, Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Fancy Fan Folder, Polka Dot Brad

What are your favorite new products from the Stampin' Up! catalog? If you haven't ordered anything, you better hurry! Because come August when the Holiday Mini Catalog comes out, there are going to be even MORE fabulous new stampin' goodies to choose from!! Yay!! I can't wait! Maybe I should do a little pre-ordering today. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Stampin' Stuff!

Hi Stampin' Friends!
I finally had time to play with some of my new Stampin' Up! goodies. This summer has been so crazy busy, that I haven't had much "play" time. But since my "card ladies" (my monthly Stampin' Up! hostess club) were coming over, it gave me the perfect reason to get out all my new stuff!

Layered Labels

Stamps: Layered Labels
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Patio Party DSP
Accessories: Apothecary Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls

This card is a semi-CASE of a card I spotted in the Stampin' Up! catalog. Love using my catalog for ideas!! The elegant butterfly punch is going to be a favorite. And I LOVE all my new Framelits!!! How did I ever make anything without them?!! Just wait until you see the mini holiday catalog. They have lots of new Framelits, all with matching stamp sets!!! 

Hope you are enjoying your summer!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Stampin' Celebration Challenge #56

Hi Stamping Friends!!
It's already the first of the month and you know what that means... Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge!!! And this month we are getting a little beachy and celebrating.. S U M M E R!!

Love all these fun summer inspiration pics that Cori picked out. I especially love the blue and orange color combo. That was my main inspiration.

UP, UP, and AWAY

Stamps: Wacky Wishes, Up, Up, and Away
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Summer Smooches DSP
Accessories:  Apothecary Framelits, Paper-Piercing Pack, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Twill Tape (retired)

After looking through my stamp sets for this challenge, I decided I really need some new "boy" stamps. I couldn't find anything beachy or summery or boyish. Any excuse for more stamps!! :)

My summer has been super crazy busy fun so far. Lots of swim meets (and practice), water polo games (and practice), and driving kids around to all of it! (Okay, so we mostly just go from one pool to another, but at least it's something!) How about yours? I'm just glad I "had" to stamp for this challenge, or I may have never got around to stamping this summer!! I did get to stamp with my club ladies last Sunday and had a blast. I'll share our creations with you soon.

Make sure you hop along the SCIC Design Team Blog Hop and see what all those talented stampers have created. And then don't forget to visit the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge and play along with us. We would be thrilled to have you!!!

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Krystal De Leeuw (that's me!) - Krystal's Cards
Marlene Peters - Hands On

For my card, I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Summer and Happy Stamping!