Friday, June 29, 2012

3rd and final recipe swap

For convention 2012!! I'm really excited about this one! My inspiration came from the old idea book and catalog. I used Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla with the Elements of Style stamp set.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Another 2012 convention recipe swap!

This one is strawberry jello pretzel salad! It is sooo yummy! The sweet with the salty is perfect! I love the Gumball Green on the Old Olive paper! 

Here is the "recipe" for my swap!
Real Red Cardstock
Old olive Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Fruits and Flowers stamp set
Gumball green ink
Daffodil delight ink
Scalloped heart sizzlit
Boho blossom punch
Daffodil Delight ribbon (retired)
Basic rhinestones
Vintage trinkets
Hope you all enjoy! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I know it's not even July (Christmas in July) but I wanted to share with you a swap I'm taking to convention with me using the Choc full of cheer stamp set, real red, whisper white and crumb cake cardstock, wide oval punch, modern label punch, organza ribbon a rhinestone and some packaging tape with dazzling diamonds!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Card request

Hello! I wanted to share this card I made that a customer asked me make for a good friend of hers having a baby in Brazil!! It's not the normal size I make, it's like the sizes you see in the stores! I even added vellum to the inside! Here is a list of supplies used:
Artistic Etching stamp set
Tiny Tags stamp set
Tiny Tag punch
White Organza ribbon
Broadsheet alphabet (retired)
Big Shot
Scallop square punch
Baby stickers (non-Stampin up)
Silver embossing powder
Heat tool
Bashful blue cardstock
Whisper white cardstock
Vellum cardstock
Vintage trinkets for safety pin

I think that's all!! Have a great day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ribbon share

Hi there! I've been diligently working on my ribbon share since Thursday! I think I'm going to have it all cut, wrapped and ready by this evening!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Language of friendship

Hello! I wanted to share with you today my shoebox swap card I'm taking to convention with me in a few weeks. It uses the Language of Friendship stamp set, the new Blossom DSP with Rich Razzleberry, marina Mist and whisper white CS with Lucky Limeaide and Tangerine Tango ink and the boho blossom punch.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fun with fabric!

Stampin' Up! Has the best fabric to work with! I'm not very good at sewing but I made these really cute draw string totes with a fabric flower on them for a swap I've joined at convention! I'm so excited!! I used the Comfort Cafe fabric for this one and some retired Very Vanilla ribbon for the drawstring! Enjoy your day!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

MDS Birthday Invitations

Hi!!! I wanted to share with you my MDS birthday invitations I made for my boyfriends son. He is having a laser tag party and he didn't like the ones that he got from the place, he said "Valerie can make them way better then that!" lol 
I created the targets using the circle and square punches and filled them in. I stamped his name and the 9 with the distressed alphabet set and just created text boxed for the rest! I printed these at home onto glossy CS and had 4 on a page. I mounted them on cherry cobbler CS to create the card and add the info on the inside!
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

2012 Convention Recipe Swap

Hey There! I have joined in several swaps for convention this year and have been working on little bits and pieces of all of them and I've finally completed this one!
Isn't this chicken adorable? 
Here's the supplies I used:
Woodgrain Background stamp
Chocolate Chip Ink, CS stampin' writer
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Soft Suede CS
Whisper White CS
Daffodil Delight CS
Pumpkin Pie CS
Ornament Punch (body)
1-1/4" Circle Punch (belly)
1/2" Circle Punch (eyes)
Boho Blossom Punch (hair)
Owl Punch (heart for the beak)
Bird Punch (wings)
Mini Brads

I will post more swaps once they are completed!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Turtle and Co. Card

I wanted to share with you today the second card I made for the kids birthday swap! Here are the supplies I used:
Turtle and Co. Stamp set
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Marina Mist CS
Certainly Celery CS
Bright Blossoms DSP
Mini brads
Blender pens
StazOn Ink
Word Window punch
Modern Label punch
Polka dot embossing folder

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kid's Birthday Card Swap

I joined in on a kid's birthday card swap and this is the card that I've submitted! What do you think? I so wish Stampin' Up! kept this Sweet Shop Designer paper around a little longer, I love it! I used Daffodil Delight as my base and accented with Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. Have a great day!