Friday, April 30, 2010

CSAYL #49 - Easel Card

This weeks challenge was to create a easel card ...oh what fun!! They are so quick and easy to do too! You can get the directions HERE.

This cute little "Cherry Mouse" is a digital image from Mel Jen's Designs and I thought he would make a super cute Christmas card. I made my play on words saying in Word and printed a sheet for multiple use! My decorative paper, card stock, ribbon and button are all from Stampin' Up!

I have to say I am LOVING my Copic markers. I resisted for years and I really thought why do I need another maker and is the cost worth it?? But I was so wrong, when I finally got a chance to play with them I was HOOKED! They make coloring and shading so them!

Get on over to CSAYL Blog and check out what the other design team ladies made, another week of awesome creations, but don't take my word for it, go check it out for yourselves!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ATC Swap

These are the ATC's I made for my monthly swap. The theme was farming and I have had this little cow image forever and I finally got the put it to good use! All inks and papers are Stampin' Up!

Friday, April 23, 2010

CSAYL #48 - Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge was to create a card using a card sketch. I love using card sketches they can rally make a card come together quickly! And this was a great sketch to work with for sure!

Ornament images are from Unity Stamp Company. Papers, Inks and Ribbon are Stampin' Up!

You have to go check out the other creations on te CSAYL blog and I challenge you to play along!

Friday, April 16, 2010

CSAYL #47 - To "Die" For

This weeks challenge was to create a card using a die cut(s). I used this super cute snowflake bigz die from Sizzix. I cut one each of Going Gray and Basic Gray Stampin' Up! card stock. I used the top note die to cut a frame for the card front out of Going Gray. My background card stock is Rose Red also from Stampin' Up! The saying stamp is from Unity Stamp Company's "Embellished Season" set. I spritzed the entire finished card with the Stampin' Up! new Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer. They will be coming out in the Summer Mini for purchase May 1st!!! The corduroy button brad is also Stampin' Up! I finished it all off with rhinestones for some extra bling.

Go check out the other wonderful creations on the CSAYL blog. Yet another great week!! I encourage you to join in with us, trust me the holidays will be here before you know it and it will feel so good to have a head start on it all!!

Thank you for your past and future comments, they are much appreciated!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stampin' Up! Color Renovation!


Stampin' Up! is releasing 5 Brand New Colors and bringing back 10 of the retired In Colors! I am glad to see them bring back some of my favorite In Colors!! These new color collections will be available to everyone with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July AND if you are a DEMONSTRATOR you get to order them early!

New Colors

We will also get 5 new In Colors in the new catalog, too!

5 NEW COLORS (see chart above): Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

10 RETURNING IN COLORS (see chart above): Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

And a fond farewell to the following colors....

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Current Colors that will Retire in June: Glorious Green, Green Galore , Gable Green , Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Brilliant Blue, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken With Teal, Handsome Hunter, Pale Plum, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Basic Brown, and Going Gray.

Friday, April 9, 2010

CSAYL #46 - Color Challenge

This weeks challegne was to create a card using the colors violet, cream, white and gold! I used Stanmpin' Up's new Smooch gold spritz that is due out in the next mini catalog. I used it on the entire finished card front , and LOVE it!

You must go chekc out all the other awesome cards in the CSAYL blog!! Join in on the fun, you will be happy you did once November rolls around...and believe me it will be her e before you know it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Gift Set Challenge # 2 - Tall Box & Card

Wow this weeks challenge was so much fun! I used this adorable pirate image and colored him to match my Stampin' Up! Christmas papers. The box went together so easily too! You can find the tutorial by clicking HERE. I had my little nephew in mind when I started making this project, i think he will love it filled with gold coins! :-)

All the boxes turned out so cute for this weeks challenge. Be sure to go check out what the other members created on the CSAYL Blog and please join in on the fun and post your own creation!