May 26, 2011

Noteably Ornate

I thought that I'd pop in to post a card that I totally love from a set that is I think my new go to set.  I just love it, Noteably Ornate.  Please, please Stampin' Up! don't retire this set anytime soon.
A (long) time ago when Betty stopped by she brought some cards that she received from the swap at Leadership so we thought that we'd try to duplicate it.  There are a couple of things different that we did that was not the same as that card as she had because of course we did not have all the same supplies ~ but I still like how ours turned out.

The base card is Basic Black that we layered with white and some Cherry Cobbler card stock.  We ran the Cherry Cobbler thru the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.  We stamped the main image from the Notably Ornate stamp set on to white cardstock and cut out around the frame - before adhering the frame down I distressed the edges of the Basic Black with my craft knife.  I stamped the bird in Cherry Cobbler ink on to white cardstock, cut it out and pop dotted it on to the card ~ I also added a little pearl for the eye.  The sentiment is stamped on to white cardstock with black ink then punched out with my modern label punch.  I layered that on to a piece of Cherry Cobbler that was cut out with the same punch - I just cut it in the middle and tapered it on the to the white piece before adding all that to a Basic Black piece that I punched out with my large oval punch.  I added some old lace to the corners and I was complete.

I hope that you enjoyed this card.  I did find out today that Stampin' Up! will be coming out with their discontinued list the beginning of June so I will be sure to post it for you all.  It's always best to get a look at that list and order up what you'd like to before it's all gone.Photobucket

May 19, 2011

A little Strength and Hope and a BIG I'm sorry!

Hello everyone!  I just finished a long winded post on my other blog about why I've not been around.  I must say that I am sorry.  But I did want to pop in here and let you know about the wonderful promotions that Stampin' Up! has to offer you!!
The first one is National Scrapbooking Month.  (Even though it is almost over) There are some wonderful specials that you can still get in on.

Just click to be taken to my Stampin' Up! site for more information.  This promotion is valid until May 31, 2011.

They are also running what they call the Strength & Hope Campaign. 
As part of our Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the Strength & Hope Campaign.

Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog Stampin' Up! will donate $2* from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  And yes, this set is available in either wood mount or cling mount.  You can find it at my on line store or send me an email and I can help you out. 

Strength & Hope wood-mount set
Strength & Hope clear-mount set
Strength & Hope digital kit
Includes a four-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Papers, and 10 embellishment pieces.

*Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from this 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 BCRF, visit

Once again everyone, thank you for being patient.  I will have something new posted for you in the following week - promise!