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Pony Party for Samantha….

This is my niece Samantha who turned 9 on July 27th. 


Below is the card I made for Sami using the Pony Party Stamp Set.

I cut Stampin’ Up’s new In-Color Bermuda Bay  Card Stock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I then scored the 8 1/2″ side in half.  I cut the Melon Mambo Card Stock, another In-Color, to 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. On a 4″ x 2 3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock I stamped the pony from the Pony Part Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink. I masked the pony by stamping another pony image on a plain white sheet of paper, cut it out and overlayed it over the pony on the Whisper White Card Stock. I then stamped the wings in Basic Black Ink and lifted the mask. Using my  Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils I colored in the pony and mane. I cut a 4″ x 2 3/4″  strip of Bermuda Bay Card Stock and scalloped along one the 4″ edge using the Scallop Edge Punch. I stamped “Celebrate” from the All Year Cheer I Stamp Set (retired) in Versa Mark, sprinkled White Embossing Powder over it and heated it using a Heat Gun. I put the card together by layering the Bermuda Bay scalloped strip to the top of the Whisper White Card Stock  and then the Whisper White onto the Melon Mambo piece of card stock. I wrapped a piece of Polka Melon Mambo Ribbon around the bottom then attached all to the Bermuda Bay. What girl, woman doesn’t like glitz? So, using my Two-Way Glue Stick and Dazzling Diamonds that’s exactly what I did-added glitz!

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Circle Circus Topiary & Bird…

This is the project we made at my, “Open House” on Friday. I used five of the new In-Colors to create a topiary, flower pot and a bird. I had these frames from some discount store and  decided to create the project to fit the frame. Originally I wanted to paint the frames white but, after seeing the finished piece in the dark frame I thought it looked good. The frame works well with the Rich Razzleberry Card Stock and the gold frame detail ties in with the Crushed Curry Card Stock. I made a template for the flower pot and you can print it out in whatever size you might need.


This is the  flower pot template:


And here are the pieces cut out of Melon Mambo Card Stock and Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper: 


I did use the Scallop Edge Punch on one edge of the trim.

This is an enlargement of the flower pot. I adhered the Razzleberry Designer Series Paper onto Melon Mambo because there wasn’t enough contrast when I held it over the Whisper White background.


The rest of this framed topiary was layered with, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry Card Stock, A piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon was used as a base for the topiary. The frame itself measured 7″ x 14″.  The leaves were cut using The Big Shot “Little Leaves” Sizzlet Die. The bird image from, Cheep Talk, was stamped in Bermuda Bay.

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Meet the New In-Colors…


Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay

I am most excited about the new IN-COLOR Write Markers! Here they are:
As for all the IN-COLRS here the are Individually:

I’ve decided to include a recipe here because Razzleberry is not a real berry but, it is a pie. The term Razzleberry is a pie made with a combination of berries- blackberries and raspberries (sometimes strawberries are also used) baked in a pie.  Here is the recipe, for the pie not the card….


Pint of Raspberries
Pint of Blackberries
1/3 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoon Flur
Ready made Pie Shell (with 2 crusts)

In a bowl mix fruit, sugar and flour together.
Pour into bottom pie shell. Cover with the other pie shell and cut design on top.
Seal edges of top and bottom pie shells with water.
On top brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Cover the edges of pie crust with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes at 400.
Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until crust is golden in color.

We always have a great lantern on our deck during the summer and usually make a trip to Chinatown to buy it.  Here is the card I made using the new IN-COLOR Rich Razzleberry:

Isn’t the color terrific?  Rich Razzleberry is vivid, warm, and expressive. This exquisitely juicy color has an elegant flair about it. It’s PERFECT! 


There’s only one word I can think of for Dusty Durango and that’s Rustic! Combined with Soft Suede it makes an irresistible earthy combination.


Soft Suede is a gentle and smooth color which is trendy yet, subdued and neutral. This color will be comfortable with any other color. I keep touching it because it looks like, you got it, suede!

I didn’t use Crushed Curry for the text because it was simply too  hard to read. But the card says it all. Here’s a little tid-bit on curry. The curry plant is not where curry comes from. Curry is actually a blend of many different herbs and spices and these blends vary from region to region. Spices such as ground cumin, ginger, corriander, cinnamon, turmeric,  cardamon, mustard.. I could go on but I think you get the general idea. The curry plant itself if used in food is done sparingly. The plant resemble the leaves of rosemary, likes warm and dry places, has a yellow flower and is native to Turkey.

Overflowing with spices Crushed Curry is bold and exotic. Combined with another color it will heat up any project for an electrifying look that’s bursting with color.

Bermuda Bay is reminiscent of tropical beaches and playful afternoons in the ocean. For a cool breezy look for ant project use Bermuda Bay!

While I’m not promoting drinking, I thought it was interesting that there is an actual drink called, “The Melon Mambo!” Here’s what’s in it:

Melon Mambo Tequila Cocktail:
1 oz. Melon Liquor (Midori)
1-1/2 oz. Whit Tequila
1-1/2 oz. Coconut Cream
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed Lime Juice
Lime Slice

Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.
Sprinkle with toasted coconut and garnish with a lime slice.

Melon Mambo is refreshingly rhythmic-it almost makes you want to dance. This bright hue is tropically romantic, fresh and vibrant.

All of the above cards were done with Whisper White Card Stock combined with each new In-Color. For the lanterns I used a new stamp set called, Circle Circus Stamp Set,  which by the way  I LOVE! A new punch called Modern Label Punch was used for the “Happy Birthday” greeting. The lanterns were put together with punch outs from the Designer Label Punch, Modern Label Punch and black button thread.
This card will be a part of The Garden Class I am offering on July 17.

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Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime…


Here is the Summertime Quilt, as if the title wasn’t clear enough. There was so much I wanted to include for summer I found it hard to omit some images. I tried to capture what was dear to me; flip flops, morning glories (A story I will tell you about soon), flowers, summer fruits, BBQ’s,  flowers, honey bees and the 4th of July. I used Yo-Yo Yellow Card Stock for the background because it screams summer. 


Below are some close ups of WHAT I DID:


For the title I used a piece Tempting Turquoise Card Stock and with Versa Mark I stamped the flip flops from the Just Beach Stamp Set. I covered the flip flops with White Embossing Powder and with a Heat Tool embossed the image. On a piece of Whisper White Card Stock I cut the word Summer using the Naturally Serif Decorative Strip and the Big Shot.  I then mounted the letters on the  Only Orange Card Stock strip. In the corner I placed an ice pop brad I had.


I stamped the Summer Soft, Morning Glory in Close to Cocoa Ink onto a piece of (3-3/4″ x 4″) Whisper White Card Stock, colored in the Morning Glory with Stampin’ Pastels and carefully tore around the image.  I adhered the image onto the (3-3/4″ x 4″) Bashful Blue Card Stock and added four eyelets, one in each corner.


For the next close up I stamped the flowers from the stamp set Upsy Daisy in Regal Rose Ink on the  (3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″) Blush Blossom Card Stock. I adhered the Blush Blossom stamped Card Stock onto the  (4′ x 3″) piece of Green Galore Card Stock, added a Certainly Celery Ribbon knot, two Photo Corners, a Green Galore Brad and a rhinestone .


I love the set, Just Buzzin’ By so of course I had to incorporate it into the quilt. For this I used the new In-Color Melon Mambo Card Stock and Ink. On the (3-1/2″ x 3″) Melon Mambo Card Stock I stamped the flower from the Just Buzzin’ By Stamp Set in Melon Mambo Ink and highlighted each flower with a Signo Gel Pen.  On a (3-1/2″ x 3″) piece of Whisper White  Card Stock I stamped the bee hive and bees from the Just Buzzin’ By stamp set, colored in the images with Stampin’ Pastels and Stampin’ Up Write Markers and cut the images out.  I used the Corner Rounder Punch on each corner, added a Whisper White Brads and put all the images together as shown below. I embellished the final piece with flowers and rhinestones. After all there would be no honey without flowers!


I tucked in other stamped images from the Tart & Tangy, A Flower for All Seasons and Only Ovals Stamp Sets. On the sunflowers from A Flower For All Seasons Stamp Set I added two small yellow pom-poms.  The rest of the quilt I embellished with brads and an American flag, (not Stampin’ Up).


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