Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fun, Fun, Fun

I've been playing in my craft room today with some new products from Stamp-It Australia that I received in the mail yesterday. Fun, Fun, Fun!!!  
All products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Rose Clock stamp from Stamp-It Australia
whisper white card stock
crumb cake, pretty in pink, regal rose, certainly celery and wild wasabi SU markers
basic pearls, dimensionals

crumb cake card stock
crumb cake and baja breeze ink
sweet sorbet DSP
Journey Script stamp from Stamp-It Australia
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
You're Lovely (SAB stamp set)
doilies, basic pearls, linen thread, dimensionals, sponge
flower ribbon - forgotten name but LOVE it - sadly it's not available anymore

same products as in the above card except for the linen thread
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set
delicate designs embossing folder
needlepoint border embossing folder
7/16" trim
pool party ribbon (retired)

DSP Challenge

I've never been one to use a lot of DSP or any for that matter on my cards. I would buy it, choose my favourites and then rarely use it. No matter how I positioned it on the card, it never looked right to me. Well, I have decided to challenge myself to learn how to use it, to become comfortable using it and to share the tips I learn with you.
When I saw this tree on the Sweet Sorbet DSP, I just loved it and thought I have to use that somehow.  I wish there was a stamp that matched it. I cut it out and then thought, now what?  One of the things I learned from Maureen Merritt of MamaMo Stamps is to use DSP in small doses - a little can go a long way. So taking her advice, I came up with this card. (The crumb cake pieces look darker in the photo - quite a bit darker.)

whisper white card stock
sweet sorbet dsp
decorative dots embossing folder
banners framelits dies
family reunion (retired)
crumb cake ink

Monday, December 30, 2013


It took me the better part of the day but I did it! I started a blog!! I have been thinking about doing this for some time but today a friend over at StampNation convinced me I could do it. 
Thank you Shea!
I'll be blogging about all things paper - card making, scrapbooking, 3D paper projects, mini albums...maybe some family adventures too.

This is a card I made the other day using a couple of the products that you could earn for free during the upcoming Sale-A-Bration with Stampin' Up! starting
January 28, 2014.

whisper white card stock
sweet sorbet DSP
decorative dots embossing folder
itty bitty shapes punch pack
pearl basic pack
family reunion stamp set (retired)