Saturday, July 30, 2011

Showing off Happy Campers and color coach

Hey Everyone!!

Hope your enjoying your weekend. I thought I would show all another card that I created for sneak peaks but forgot to post. I used the Happy Campers stamp set with Stampin' UP! Under the Stars stamp set.

I wanted to show you all the Color Coach that Stampin' UP! has, as it's been the greatest crafting companion for me. I always have trouble pairing up colors when it comes to cards and crafts. I generally start with patterned paper and work off of that. But some times I just need to put together a quick card and dont have time for brainstorming. In comes the color coach.

The color coach has all of the stampin up colors listed on one side so that you can see what color you most want to use. For my card, I know I wanted use a blue but it had to be something that went with brown to work well with my bear that I had stamped.

This is the opposite side of the full colored shows your the best combination that works with the primary color selected. So the bashful blue matched exactly what I was looking for. I could use the "sweet pair" which would include a light blue, dark brown, and light green. So if you have trouble picking out color combinations....the color coach may be a handy tool to keep in your crafting corner. It sits in my caddy for easy access at all times.

And here is my completed card. I used the bear from the Under the Stars stamp set. I tried something new in heat embossing black for my colored in image to avoid the image from bleeding.....worked great and I love that the outline stands out so much. The bear was colored using ink and an aqua painter. I then used some brown twin and the decorative label punch for my sentiment. I think the added paper piercing and eyelets really completed the sentiment and card.

Hope you guys enjoy the card and if you have any questions about the Color Coach or would like to order some Stampin' UP! Products, feel free to email me at To order any of the great Scrappy Mom's stamp sets, simply click on the button of my right sidebar.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Scrappy Mim's Sneak Peaks

Hey everyone!!


I must say that every time a new stamp set comes out, I'm so excited to finally show you how I've used it. And for this release the Scrappy Moms have come out with 2 NEW SETS!!!

Happy Campers and Quirky Quotes are adorable sets... Check them out below:

Here Is the card I created for sneak peaks!! I finally got to use my Owl 2 step punch. Love it!!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Hey Everyone!!

Welcome to another Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge!!

Today's challenge was to use the Preserve Cartridge. Unfortunately, I still don't have this one in my collection so I decided to use Country Life. The bowl is from Create a Critter. I also used glossy accents on the strawberries....they look delicious, if I do say so :)

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Home Decor Project

Hey everyone!!!

Hope your all doing well. I thought that I would share a quick home decor project that I recently completed. Our spare bedroom has been looking extremely bare since we moved in and I thought I'd create a quick and inexpensive project.

I purchased a pack of canvases from Michaels this weekend while they were on sale. I took 3 of them and laid them side by side. Wanted painters tape but couldn't find it so I used electrical tape.

Our spare bedroom's bedspread has 4 colors on it and I used some acrylic paint I had in the house. I just painted each spot sparatically.

The finished product! I think it turned out pretty good for only costing $5 and it will be hung above the bed.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fourth of July centerpiece

Hey everyone!!! Hope that you all have had a fantastic week!! I'm currently in the car on the way to the airport....we'll be leaving for the GrandCayman islands soon:). But before I go, I wanted to share some creations with you.

Despite all of the cleaning up and packing, I managed to make a quick and simple centerpiece for the forth of July. And you can make it with stuff you have in your home! I used an old pickle jar, sand, pebbles, ribbon, lollipop sticks, brads, and card stock. I located a YouTube video on how to make a pinwheel and just changed up the sizes. Hope you guys enjoy it!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Late Scrappy Mom Terrific Tuesday

Hey everyone!! I hope your having a great week and preparing for the Holiday!! I'm getting ready for my families arrive in Florida on Thursday and our trip to Grand Cayman starting next Saturday!!! So excite but needless to say, I e been busy buying last minute things and getting the house organized.

I do apologize about posting the TTC Challenge so late. I'm sure you all know that the challenge this week was to use Stand an Salute in honor of the 4th!! Here is my project.

I'm going to have projects completed and scheduled to post while I'm away. I have really missed posting a creating so I'm trying to get back in the swing of thing.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!!!!

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