Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Open House Fun

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my Open House this weekend! We had a great time stamping make 'n takes, checking out displays and just chatting. Here are a few pictures:

Random.org chose the lucky raffle winner ~ Congratulations, Keri!! I'll be in touch to drop off your raffle basket!

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day Card

We're counting down the days until the Summer Mini-Catalog and its products are gone! Eight more days to get it before it's hasta la vista, baby!!

Today's project is made with the "First Day" stamp set. I originally purchased this set for scrapbooking - it's perfect for all of those, you guessed it, first days of school. But after I ran across a couple of adorable cards made with the set during swaps with other demonstrators, I decided to give a "first day" card a try. Here's the result:

I used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink the images so that I could get the three different colored apples, leaves and stems. This is such a great way to incorporate more than one color on a single stamped image! It's as simple as coloring the images with the markers then "huffing" on the stamp to re-moisten the ink. Depending on the complexity of your color scheme it can be a little time-consuming so leave yourself a few extra minutes to complete the project.Supplies and dimensions are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by O-Ink! and happy stamping!


* First Day Stamp Set (Summer 2010 Mini-Catalog) - 118521 Wood Mount, $23.95 (120051 Clear Mount, $17.95)
* Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set - 115370, $36.95 ** Although more expensive than the average stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes is a great investment. I use it ALL the time!
* Daffodil Delight Card Stock - 119683, $6.95
* Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker - 119677, $3.50
* Wild Wasabi Card Stock - 108641, $6.95
* Wild Wasabi Ink Pad - 109014, $5.95
* Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker - 120975, $3.50
* Cherry Cobbler Card Stock - 119685, $6.95
* Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker - 119681, $3.50
* Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker - 100071, $3.50
* Eyelet Border Punch - 119853, $15.95
* 3/16" Corner Rounder - 119871, $6.95

To place an order for Stampin' Up! supplies, email me at love22stamp (at) gmail (dot) com or click here to shop online! Last day to place Summer Mini-Catalog orders is August 31st!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blissful Bride Card

Only nine days left to order from the Summer Mini-Catalog!

Blissful Bride is one of my favorite sets from the Summer Mini-Catalog. I made this card with it this weekend:

It's a little hard to see in the picture, but in person it's beautiful! It's a Whisper White and Bashful Blue color scheme embellished with pearls. I used a Blender Pen with Bashful Blue ink to highlight the draping of the wedding dress. There's also a versatile flower bouquet in this set as well as a gorgeous cake that could be used for birthdays too. Check it out and place your Summer Mini-Catalog order by August 31st!

Here is the supply list:

Blissful Bride Stamp Set - 118527 Wood Mount, $21.95 (120036 Clear Mount,$16.95)
Whisper White Card Stock - 100730, $8.50
Bashful Blue Card Stock - 105120, $6.95
Soft Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack - 117152, $19.95
Bashful Blue Ink Pad - 105209, $5.95
1 1/3" Scallop Circle Punch - 119854, $16.95 (** I use this punch all the time!)
Basic Pearls - 119247, $4.95
Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - 109025, $4.95

** I also used a new punch that's going to be offered in the Holiday Mini-Catalog. They will be available September 1st!

Let me know if you have any questions: love22stamp (at) gmail (dot) com

To purchase Stampin' Up! products online, click here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Color Challenge - Santa Fe #1

I have a tendency to find four or five colors I love and ignore the other forty gorgeous colors available through Stampin' Up!. Well no more, says I! As a result of that declaration I've decided to do a weekly color challenge. Oh, and I'm not planning on doing these alone (hint, hint). :0)

This week's challenge comes from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where my sister recently got married. I took a ton of beautiful, color-rich pictures so it's likely this won't be the last time we have a Santa Fe Color Challenge.

Here's the picture I took of the sign for the Bed & Breakfast, Hacienda Dona Andrea de Santa Fe, where we stayed (most comfortable beds ever!) and the location of the ceremony (so picturesque!):

See all of those wonderful colors?!

Here's my result...and this was difficult for me. First of all, I wouldn't have put these four colors together, and I usually like to work with just three colors instead of four (yes, I can be kind of picky). But I'm so happy with how it turned out!

I used Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Peach Parfait Patterns Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizazz and Night of Navy. The stamp set, Watercolor Trio, is from the Summer Mini-Catalog (last day to order is August 31st). I've fallen in love with this stamp set - this one is actually my mom's, but I had to borrow it when it arrived here this afternoon. Now I'm convinced I need one of my own!

If you have questions or would like to order the supplies for this project, email me at love22stamp@gmail.com or shop online here.

Now it's your turn! Email me your creations for this color challenge, and I'll post them next Wednesday. One lucky challenger will win a special treat.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes Card #1

Here's a catalog C.A.S.E (copy and share everything) that I put together last night. My design is a 3 x 3 card. I added the black frame so that you could see it better. Hope you enjoy it!

Supplies: 119951 ($6.95, page 169) - Very Vanilla Card Stock
               119704 ($6.95, pg. 167) - Subtles Collection Smooth Assorted Card Stock
                             * We'll be using Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze and So Saffron
               120975 ($3.50, pg. 167) - Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker
               105114 ($3.50, pg. 167) - So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker
               100063 ($3.50, pg. 167) - Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker
               120965 ($3.50, pg. 167) - Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker

               118309 ($16.95, pg. 201) - Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
               119247 ($4.95, pg. 188) - Basic Pearls
               111672 ($18.95, page 111) - Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set
               110755 ($3.95, page 197) - Multipurpose Liquid Glue

1.  Cut the desired number of cards using Very Vanilla - cut 3" x 6", scored and fold at 3"

2.  Ink the corresponding stamp using your Stampin' Write Markers with Wild Wasabi for the stems, So Saffron for two of the flowers, Baja Breeze for two different flowers and Rose Red for the remaining two flowers (see the photo above). "Huff" on the stamp in order to re-moisten the ink then stamp the image off to the right side of the card near the bottom.

3. Punch a flower from So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Rose Red.

4. Affix a small pearl in the middle of each flower.

5. Using the Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue attach the flowers over the corresponding stamped image.

6. Using your Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker, ink the "thanks" portion of the "thanks so much" stamp from Pocket Silhouettes.

Voila! You're finished. Feel free to email me with any questions: love22stamp@gmail.com

You can order Stampin' Up! supplies by emailing me at the above email address or by visiting my Stampin' Up! website here.