Scrappin' Sarah

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Razzleberry Lemonade meets Flower Embellies

Hello friends! Tonight's PTI challenge was to create flower embellies and use them on a card as well as to have a sheet of them to share with a friend. I enjoyed punching them out with my Five Petal Flower Punch and Scallop Circle Punch as well as die cutting the giant one on my card out of the Blossom Party Originals Die. Then just scrunchy them up towards the middle - as we've been seeing EVERYWHERE online these days. The ones made with the Five Petal Punch I learned about from a tutorial Julie Buhler did (I'll link it up later) - one is made with tissue paper and one is made with cardstock after doing the Faux Suede method. These were too fun to make! LOVE them! I can't stand white space so I added a few of the butterflies from the new embosslit in the Mini Catalog.

NOTE: Those random Crushed Curry dots aren't random at all - I used an embossing folder and colored the centers of the flowers but you totally can't see the rest of it - I'll try to take better pics tomorrow but for now off to bed!!! :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

PTI Origami Challenge

Wow! This one was a toughie - it is hard to get patterned paper to fold so many times and look decent. Nichole provided links to origami sites and I chose the Origami Club site - so great with animations guiding you through the process. I hadn't made a Valentine's Day card for my awesome hubby yet so I thought I'd choose the origami heart and away I went. The patterned paper is some from my stash - appropriately denim: 1) because it is masculine and 2) because my hubby loves his jeans! I'll try to post more details later but for now I should get to bed (being sick makes me like an insomniac so when tired hits I'd better take advantage of it).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18

Hello!!! Here are a few fun cards made with Dawn's awesome color combo this week - I always struggle with using cream instead of white (I ended up using white on the baby card b/c the ribbon stitching was white).

Supplies are a hodgepodge - on the baby card all supplies except for the button & glitter are Stampin' Up! but the green on both is the retired In-Color Wild Wasabi - a personal favorite of mine (thank goodness I had a bit in my stash for this challenge b/c I think that green is a good match for Dawn's colors).

I also tried a new technique (for me - you'll see the post where I got it is from April) with the ribbon and button - so easy peasy and I LOVED the results!!! Check it out at the fab Nichole Heady's blog HERE.

Anyway I hope you enjoy!!!

(Note: The cupcake stamp is the same one Kristina Werner used in her previous Finally Friday video and I just had to have it - so my SIL and I hunted it down in KC this past weekend. Have you guys ever HAVE to have something crafty like me and this cupcake?)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Deals of the Week, Exciting News, & another card of course!!!

Hello all!!!
Here's a super fun card I made using this year's In Colors for the birthday of one of my students in a small group we have at school. A little glitter, a little watercoloring and my fav cupcake stamp ever!!! There is quite a bit of space between the ribbon and the sentiment so I think I would change it by adding a strip of Crushed Curry cs or DSP in there but as I don't have the card anymore I'll have to live with it.

The Deals of the Week for this week are what I can only call a Sizzix Extravaganza! My Big Shot is probably one of my favorite tools to use on any and all paper crafting projects so I love the focus this week - especially the incredible discounting on those pricier XL dies!

Week 2 Deals of the Week

Item Description Special Price

115961 Perfect Setting Bigz XL die $25.99

114515 Flower Burst Embosslits die $5.99

116760 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die $25.49

If you need to place an order just contact me or go straight to my Stampin' Up! Website to order 24/7! The special prices are only good until next October 19th, 10 am MST.

Finally my exciting news - I am going to be PUBLISHED in the special edition of Paper Crafts Magazine, Stamp It! Although it won't be released until January I am over the moon about my first publication! I'll post it on my blog after the magazine is released but I would highly recommend this magazine - packed full of beautiful card ideas - I have 2 issues and I look at them ALL the time!

Ok, all, back to grading but I hope you have a great week!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

World Card Making Day PTI Challenge #4: Australia

Here's the other challenge I was able to participate in! The Australia card required either masking or dotted outlines. I made a simple card where I punched out the Five Petal Flower from SU! out of scrap paper and masked the flower 3 times, sponging one of the in colors in each. Then I punched it out of the gorgeous Razzleberry Lemonade paper - all 4 flowers were outlined with dots, as well as the panel as a whole.

World Card Making Day PTI Challenge #2: Mexico

The point of this challenge was to "travel" to Mexico - utilizing vibrant colors!!! I tried 2 techniques from the fabulous Dawn McVey's blog - the ruffles to mimick the ruffles on the Mexican dresses I found as inspiration and the flower to represent all the colors!!! I wished I had satin ribbon in all the different colors but as I didn't I used the luscious white satin ribbon I just received from Stampin' Up!

The inspiration photo is from - I really enjoyed these challenges! They made me get out my sewing machine to attach the ruffles so now that I have it out I'll try to sew on some other cards soon! The "Australia" card is coming too!

SPCC #17 & Mojo Monday #106

I combined 2 challenges and my must have sets from the Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Catalog: Tree Trimmings & Teeny Tiny Wishes! An unconventional color combination came from Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos and I switched the layout from last week's Mojo Monday a bit. (Both challenge sites are linked in my sidebar)

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #17

Hello all! I just looked again at the inspiration and it should be aqua instead of baby blue but I had fun playing with some non-SU! items for a change (I'm usually SU! only).

Hopefully you like it!!! :) Thanks for the challenge Dawn - I LOVE these colors although I'll have to make another card soon and follow the challenge colors closer!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Razzleberry Snow

I just fell in love with Rich Razzleberry from the first moment I saw it! I LOVE it! Same thing happened with this set out of the Holiday Mini Catalog, Serene Snowflakes. Here's a peek at one card where I put the two together! It would really be pretty simple to mass produce for your holiday cards and the Frost White Shimmer Paint adds a bit of a "wow" factor!

Steps to Creating this Card:

1. Cut Rich Razzleberry CS at 4-1/4 x 11. Score at 5-1/2" and fold. Stamp 3 smaller snowflakes from Serene Snowflakes randomly on the base in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink.
2. Cut a 3-3/4" Very Vanilla square and ink up the largest snowflake with Rich Razzleberry Ink. Use the thumping technique with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to get a little variation of color throughout the image. (Note: Thumping is just what it sounds like, use the brush end of the marker to thump right onto the rubber.) Sit the stamp face up on your surface and use a sponge dauber, regular sponge wedge, or paint brush to apply Frost White Shimmer Paint directly on top of the Razzleberry ink. Breathe on your image to re-wet it before stamping it in the center of the Vanilla CS. Sponge the edges with Razzleberry and the shimmer paint.
3. Cut a piece of Basic Black CS at 4-3/4" x 3-1/4". Center the Vanilla image panel in the upper part of the black and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals. Tie the Black/Vanilla Wide Striped Grosgrain around the panel, under the image.
4. Stamp the sentiment from Warm Words on a Very Vanilla CS scrap, punch out with the Modern Label punch and adhere below the ribbon. Adhere the black panel to the card base.

Stay tuned for some My Digital Studio creations soon! There are a couple of new things from SU! so check those out:
1. New starter kit with My Digital Studio, as well as 2 stamp sets, 4 ink pads, 4 markers, paper, etc. for just $185! Check it out the contents here.
2. Hostess special still going on - reminder that the My Digital Studio portion of the promotion began today (starting today EVERYONE can order/own/play with My Digital Studio). If your workshop or single order is over $250 choose a product in the Mini Catalog for $10 (My Digital Studio and hostess sets excluded). When it reaches $400, you can order My Digital Studio for HALF PRICE!!! (normally $79.99)
3. Deals of the week starting up again - until October 12th order these products at a reduced cost!

Week 1 Deals of the Week

Item Description Special Price
109183 Trio Flower punch $10.99

109041 5-Petal Flower punch $10.99

110709 My Way punch $11.99