Stamp-a-rama Projects

Last Saturday I was invited to Patty’s Stamp-a-rama. We had a power meeting, learning the benefits of blogging, FaceBook, You Tube & Twitter. What an eye opener that was. I am already blogging, so that was all good. FaceBook, barely, YouTube, & Twitter, not yet. So I still have a long way to go. No sense resisting any longer. I did have a gal contact me regarding my Pop Up Cake card. Hi Susan! I sent her a catalog, as she is in another state. She told me she is making her Sizzix wish list, so maybe some of the items I am about to share with you will put her over the edge (just like the rest of us……). 

The first project we did was this cute Book of Chocolate, yes you read it right, CHOCOLATE! Two chocolate bars were inside with the “rules of chocolate”. So cute! The belly band has the Sizzix butterflies and the new large brads. 
I will be sharing all 12 projects within the next few days.

Watercolor Roses

After seeing so many beautiful “roses”, I knew I had to give this “watercolor” rose a try. You should check out Patty Bennett’s video. You use Shimmery White card stock, emboss the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral and spritz  with water and use your Aqua Painter and your re-inkers to color in. After your rose is dry, just cut it out.  For the card I used Shimmery White Card Stock & Tea Party Designer Papers. I’ve been wanting to use the new Jumbo Grommets, so I tried them here. The ribbon is from the Sale-a-bration bundle. The “Thank You” is from All Holidays. This really looks much better in real life. Click to see the photo better.

Tulip Card from Oval Punches

Here is another card using punches. Check out Stacey’s blog she has some amazing flowers using punches.

I used the Wide & Large Oval punches for the tulip and the scallop edge punch in Close to Cocoa, also the Curly Label punch for the greeting. The tulip is punched from So Safron and sponged with Apricot Appeal. The leaves are Kiwi Kiss also sponged. I used the Walk in the Park in the Occasions Mini catalog. Click to see the photo larger.