August 16, 2012
August 14, 2012
FEATURING ITEMS FROM THE
NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG
NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG
Glad you could join us for some holiday crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from BRIAN KING'S BLOG, I'm stop number 19 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! projects featuring the new Holiday Catalog! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track
The card I made for the blog hop features the stamp set, 'Perfectly Preserved'. This set is so versatile and fun to use. I thought the "Orchard Harvest" designer series paper (DSP) went well with this set. I layered the card to get some depth and detail. I just tore the edges of the paper to get the jagged edge look.
I used some of the new in-color ink to coordinate with the DSP when I stamped the jars and apples. Bakers twine was used to top off the jar on the right.
Here is a close up look at the jars!
Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Mikki Sarkisyan stop number 20 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
August 12, 2012
My Guest Appearance!
Today is an exciting day for me. I am a guest on Mary Fish's Stamping Pretty website!! To me, she is a 'rock star' of Stampin' Up! She is a great leader of all the PALS and has a BIG following. I am so inspired by her work, and have loved being a part of her Stampin' Up! group. She is wonderful person, and I even had an opportunity to meet her in person when I was in Arizona on vacation.
The project that is featured is a purse (or bag) I made out of Stampin Up! fabric. It was such a fun project to make. Stampin' Up!'s fabric is of high quality, and I loved working with it. Here it is:
I used the "Spice Cake" designer series fabric from the Stampin' Up! The purse is made from sewing together 2.5" strips of fabric. I followed a pattern I purchased at a local quilt store. It was easy to make and I have been giving them as gifts! I have made 5 purses so far. So fun for me! If you have any questions about the purse or want further information, you can email me at: email@example.com
Inside Purse: I love all the pockets!
Here is another example of a purse I sewed using "Beau Chateau" designer fabric from Stampin' Up! After I made it, I realized it looks like a small baby/diaper bag. I plan on saving this purse for a gift to give someone who has a baby girl. Here it is:
Beau Chateau Desiger Fabric
August 2, 2012
Today's PPA challenge is a color challenge featuring one of the new 'In colors' from Stampin' Up; Summer Starfruit. The other two colors are 'veteran' colors; Marina Mist and Real Red.
Here is the card I created. It is a triple layer card. I got the idea from my PAL's leader, Mary Fish. You can find out how to make this type of layered card HERE on her blog; Stampin Pretty.
I used the Stampin' Up! stamp set, "Carry On" for this card. I have had this stamp set for a while and was excited to get it out and use it!
The purse on the front of the the card is made with the tab punch folded in half. The handle is made with the oval punch and scallop oval punch. I also used a couple of embossing folders to add texture to the card.