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July 26, 2012

Simple and Sweet

One of my new favorite sets from the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog is the little set Bright Blossoms.  I love how it coordinates so well with the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.  Such a quick simple card to make!  This will be one of my cards we make at my workshop tomorrow night.

Here are the ingredients:
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Made for You
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Basic Black
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP
Accessories: Neutrals Brads, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon

July 20, 2012

A Little Scrapping Done

This past Wednesday, I hosted my monthly club and we were using The Open Sea set.  When I was talking to the ladies about how much I loved this set and had gotten it for scrapbooking, I was reminded that I still have not used it for that purpose.  I have had this set for over a year and have been going to town with cards but no pages.  So, I broke out an old Stampin' Success magazine (a great perk of being a demonstrator) and cased this great page featured on the cover with a few modifications.  As a family who loves going to the Cape in the summer, this is a fabulous set for scrapping our great summer picks.  Please note the DSP paper, letter dies and buttons used are retired, but you can easily swap them for something else and have a great page.

Here are the ingredients:
Stamps: The Open Sea
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, DSP Nautical Expeditions
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Buttons, Kraft Buttons, Quilting Thread, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Alphabet Simple Letters Die

July 5, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #42

I love this new stamp set, By the Seashore!  As someone who has grown up going to Cape Cod every summer, I look forward to the new beachy sets that Stampin' Up! comes out with.  I can't wait to use this set in some of my scrapbook pages this summer!

Today's card uses a sketch from another sketch challenge I recently came across, Freshly Made Sketches.  They put out a new sketch every Wednesday.  I encourage you to check it out if you need a little inspiration.  The color scheme was inspired by a line of beachy clothing my boys have in their wardrobe.  After I picked out the colors, I realized the sketch this week uses similar colors!

Here are the details for recreating this card:
Stamps: By the Seashore, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Paper: Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories: Tasteful Trim BigZ Die

July 1, 2012

Retro Sketch 18

So I have once again been inspired to post!  I recently found a new sketch site, Retro Sketches and I love all their weekly sketch challenges.  Check them out on Fridays for a weekly bit of inspiration.  This week, I decided to incorporate some of our new 2012-2014 In-Colors, ribbon and stamps into the sketch.  This post is dedicated to my friend, Sandy, who has kept the faith that I would one day have time to post again!

Here are the details to recreate this card:
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Made for You
Ink: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Paper: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Accessories: Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch


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