Monday, July 25, 2011

Convention 2011 Highlights

Explore Your Creativity with Stampin' Up!

Other Random Cards

Here is a collection of cards that I have made over the last two months.

This card uses paper and stamps from the Occasions Mini. 
Stamps: On The Grow
Paper: Playful Polkadots Simply Scrappin' Kit
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie.
Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon, Top Note Bigz Die.

I had some extra pieces from my Convention swaps so I mad this variation for my husband. See older post for details.

This is the card that I made my mom for her birthday. The DSP, including the doily are from the new Designer Series Paper  "Flirtatious Specialty" in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. I gathered the doily in the middle to make it ruffled. Then added the Designer fabric brad and pompom trim from the Holiday mini (retired). The dress was made using our new Flirtatious Designer Fabric and wrapped around the dress form from the "Sew Suite" stamp set also from the Holiday Mini. I also used the Daffodil delight 1/8 taffeta ribbon.

This is a graduation card that I made for a cousin of my husband. This is an isle card and simple to make.
Stamps: Curls ans Swirls (Occasions Mini)
Ink: Baja Breeze
Paper: Green House Gala (retired), Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight,
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Little Leaves Sizzlets die, Scallop Circle die, Circle Scissor Plus, Basic Pearls.

Father's Day

I know. Father's Day was over a month ago. I was a bit busy getting ready for Convention and have not had time to post for a while. Just wait till i post my Mother's Day cards. Any How. Here are the cards and mini scrapbook that I made for my Dad FIL and husband. Of course my husband got the mini book.
 I am not used to making masculine cards and have very little in the way of masculine themed papers. I found this black and cream colored paper in my stash along with the black "silk shamus" paper. I got them years ago before I was a SU Demonstrator and could not bare to get rid of them. Good thing too, they did just the trick. The ribbon is not from SU. I got it off a pair of pajamas that I got myself during the holidays. Yes, I saved the ribbon that it came wrapped in. It was to nice to toss. Any how... I wrapped the cards with the ribbon and used the jumbo eyelets from SU, now discontinued, sniff sniff. I also used the Big Shot and Serif Essentials dies to cut the letters. I then rounded the corners and BAM! masculine cards.  The mini book also had mini vintage brads and library clips and linen thread from SU. Yes, I misspelled "special." Not just once but twice :) I do know how to spell that word, I promise. I did fix it later. "Besides," I told my husband, "it is not a Joanna original if something isn't misspelled."

Wedding Card

My MIL needed a wedding card that she could put money in. She told me that she did not need anything fancy, chuckle. I have had a role of paper that I purchased years ago that was so beautiful that I could not bare to cut into. I thought that this was the perfect occasion to get over that fear. This was a bit complicated and took a little time. I made the scroll from from vanilla CS and rolled on it with crumb cake ink and the Very Vintage. I rolled it off once before rolling onto the paper to soften the look. I then curled it and burned the edges with a candle to age it even more. The sentiment was printed from the computer and the birds were made with the Bird Builder punch. The small hearts came from the Owl Builder punch. The large heart was from the Heart to Heart punch and covered with SU's Champaign glass glitter. The ribbon is silk ribbon from when I thought I was going to get in to silk ribbon embroidery.

The inside had a place to present some money for the newly weds. I used two scalloped circles and some ribbon to hold it secure. There was several other details but it was a while ago that I made this card so I cannot remember them all.
I have yet to hear whether or not the couple enjoyed the card.

Convention Swaps

What a couple of weeks I just had. July 12 to 17 I was in Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! Convention and had a blast. After a couple of days and a chance to catch my breath I was head deep in another convention. San Diego hosts Comic Con International and because my husband is a huge comic fan I have grown to appreciate them as well. So, from July 20 to 24 I was occupied with a completely different type of convention.
I defiantly prefer the Stampin' Up! Convention. So much less crowded, up beat and entraining for me. I could do that convention every week. Here are the swaps that I made for the Convention.

This is a collection of Simply Adorned charms that I created then printed on My Digital Studio.
Convention-2011, Wishing You a Wonderful Day

This card was inspired by my theme song “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” by Lesley Gore. My husband picked it out and I think it fits me to a T.

Stamps: Bring On the Cake, Trendy Trees
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Paper: Naturals White, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade.
Accessories: ¾ Circle Punch,
Boho Blossoms Punch, Small Oval Punch, White Embossing Powder, baby q-tip for the stick, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder. Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die.

Convention-2011, Happy Birthday

Stamps: Curly Cute, Four Frames.
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine tango, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Vellum.
Ink: Versa Mark, Daffodil Delight.
Accessories: Itty Bitty punch pack, ¾ inch circle punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Stars #2 Sizzix  originals die, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Basic Rhinestones,  Melon Mambo Embossing powder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

It Runs in the Family

Recently I hosted my own workshop and we had a great time. Two of my younger sisters, Audrey and Caroline, both 16, attended and joined in on the fun. The make and take was simple yet beautiful and everyone had a choice of what colors they wanted to use on the card. The original card is to the right and the next photos show what my sisters decided to do instead. They were never known to fallow the crowd as they are so unique even for twins. I might have to steal one of those for my own sample collection. I am very proud of them!