Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summertime Birthday

Although I'm not big on birthday parties for myself, it sure is fun to throw one for others especially during summer. You can enjoy the nice weather and do some grilling. My husband's birthday is this weekend and I realized I only had "pretty" looking birthday cards in my stash like the one above. I struggle with making masculine looking cards, but I'm sure I'll be able to throw something together.

Have a great day & happy stamping!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade . . . ??

Baja Breeze and Poppy Parade . . . who thinks up the names of these colors? It never ceases to amaze me the colors Stampin' Up! comes out with and how well you can mix and match them. Love it!

I used Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper to create this little note for my mother-in-law who is down & out right now. I included an amazing picture of her and my son together I know she will enjoy.

My wrist is better, not 100%, but much better. Thank you for all your well wishes!

Get ready for the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. I will add the link to my right sidebar as soon as it becomes available next week.

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Like a Bird in a Cage

So who is smart enough to sprain their wrist on Memorial Day - the official start of summer? ME! I feel like this bird in a cage. Thankfully it's my left wrist (I am right-handed) and it's only a sprain. I never realized though how much your left hand supports what your right hand is doing. It's getting better, but not fast enough.

It hasn't stopped me from stamping! You can stamp with one hand. Hee hee! My little bird and cage is from the Stampin' Up! set Aviary. This set is so neat because you can mix & match the birds and cages. Very fun! Check it out on page 121 in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

Enjoy your week and happy stamping!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Nautical Expedition

I CASED this card from page 10 of the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog. I plan to use this one as a graduation card for a male. I just love using the new stamp set The Open Sea. This set nicely compliments the new Designer Series Paper Nautical Expedition. What a bonus!

TGIF and happy stamping!


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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Say Farewell

It's time to say goodbye to some of the Stampin' Up! sets & accessories from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. You have until June 30th to buy any Last Chance items. Click on the links below to view these lists.



One stamp set you'll want to scoop up before it retires is All Holidays. This assortment of greetings covers most of the year's holidays. Check out below the "happy birthday" stamp from this set.
Have a wonderful day and happy stamping!
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Monday, May 30, 2011

New SU! Catalog Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of a couple of new products that are coming out in the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

The patterned paper is called Paisley Petals. This gorgeous paper contains 12 sheets: two each of six double-sided designs in Bravo Burgundy, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, River Rock, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Early Expresso and Whisper White. I embossed the paper to give it some texture.

The other product you'll love in the new catalog is the stamp set Four Frames. This set coordinates with your Designer Label Punch.

I can't wait to get my hands on that new Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Have a great Memorial Day & happy stamping.


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Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Open Sea


My FAVORITE stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog - The Open Sea. What's not to love in this set? It's perfect for making masculine cards.

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!


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Friday, May 20, 2011

Friends

Spring has finally arrived and I hear the birds chirping in between all the rain we've had.

I love the richness of the Stampin' Up! color Cherry Cobbler. It was a great color to ink my bird stamp from Friends 24-7 stamp set. I kept the card earthy using some neutral colors to really make that Cherry Cobbler pop. I hope you like it!

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!


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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Embossing Patterned Paper

Give your Stampin Up
patterned paper a new look . . . emboss it!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Treat

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! We went to an Easter egg hunt Saturday morning and yesterday I cooked dinner for the family. The Easter bunny was very good to Brandon. He was so excited to go through his basket and look at all his goodies!

Pictured above is a little Easter treat I made my friends. I just love those mini baskets. They are so much fun to decorate.

Have a wonderful day and happy stamping!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

just a little note

Let your patterned paper do all the work for you! I created this card using the earthy Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper from the current Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. The only stamping here was the sentiment, butterfly, and circle piece inside the scallop circle.

All set for Easter? It's hard to believe it's next week already. I think we will go see "Hop" before Easter hits. I heard it's a really fun movie. I need to plan out the Easter dinner too. We don't have too big of a group this year, but I still like to make it nice.

Enjoy the week and God bless!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

driving by . . .

Here is a quick and easy birthday card. Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories are all you need from Stampin' Up! to create some fun and easy cards for any occasion.

By the way, who do you think is the blonde in the front seat?

Have a fun weekend and happy stamping!


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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Make n' Take

Last month I went out of town and visited a scrapbook store who was offering make n' takes while I was there. I haven't been to a card class in years and it was very refreshing to learn new techniques and play with new tools. It's just amazing how the card making/scrapbooking industry just keeps growing. You can never get bored with this hobby!

Enjoy the weekend and happy stamping!
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Aviary

Want a really fun stamp set to get creative with? Try Stampin Up Aviary (Item #116956, pg 121 in the current SU! IB&C). There are so many possibilities with this set and it's really cute.

I'm really looking forward to enjoying the weekend with some warmer weather, family time, and stamping of course. We'll see what I come up with this weekend.

Have a good one and happy stamping!


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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Love you a latte!

My husband was out of town last week so I made him a bunch of cards to open each day while he was away. This one was a simple and sweet 3x3 card. The stamp is from the Stampin' Up! set Pun Fun.

Speaking of latte, I could go for one right now. We still have snow on the ground and there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a nice hot drink.

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just For You

Remember the Stampin' Up! Sweet Pea Designer Paper collection last year? It was such a generous collection of papers that I still have some laying around. It's always good to use up the old stuff to make room for the new.

In a couple hours I'm off to take my son to the Justin Bieber movie (or pronounced "Beaver" if you're my son). He just loves him and I think I will live through it. It's definitely an outing Just for Him!

Enjoy and happy stamping!

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Here for You

I have a soothing card to share with you today. Sometimes people go through rough patches in life and it's nice to send them a handmade card letting them know you care. I wanted the feel of this card to be comforting so I paired a couple neutral colors with Baja Breeze and used the Friends 24-7 stamp set from Stampin Up. The stamps did all the work to pull this creation together. Gotta love Stampin' Up!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend and taking time to relax. Enjoy your day and happy stamping!
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's A Circus Around Here!

It's a circus of circles here at Tiffany's Cardtique today! My most forgotten Stampin' Up! set that I own . . . Circle Circus. It's a really fun and adorable set, but for some reason quite often forgotten. I created my circus card using some of the gorgeous in colors from Stampin Up: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, and Peach Parfait. What a yummy combination of colors I cannot take credit for . . . I used my Color Coach. I just love that handy little tool.

What a nice long holiday weekend. I've been scrapbooking and making cards this weekend. My stash of cards has gotten quite low. I always like to have a bunch of birthday and thank you cards on hand and ready to go.

Enjoy the long weekend and happy stamping!
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tri-Fold Valentine

Have you ever tried making a tri-fold card? It's very easy and makes your card appear really fancy.

Simply take a 9.5 x 5.5 piece of card stock. Score at 2.5 and 6.5 inches. Whola! I wrapped Stampin Up Whisper White Satin ribbon around the entire outside so when you first open the card it's not so boring. Just adding little touches like that can make a big difference.

I am still working on my Valentines. I must admit, I've been addicted to scrapbooking since the New Year. I am bound and determined to get caught up (smile). My goal has been to create a two-page layout each week. So far, so good. I work on it a little every night. I am a very slow scrapbook page creator. It doesn't come as easy as cards do. I'll share some pages with you soon.

Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration is on now through March 31st. You get free products for every $50 you spend. E-mail me for a FREE brochure or more details.

Happy stamping!

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All supplies from Stampin' Up! (unless indicated otherwise):
Stamps: Friends 24/7 (#113218), Tiny Tags (#118091), Well Scripted (retired), "Happy Valentines Day" stamp (other company)
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, white flowers (local craft store)
Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Oval Extra-Large Punch

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Valentines


Love to emboss? This Valentine is easy to create using the Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die.

I can't believe Valentines Day is a little over three weeks away! I need to get started with son making Valentine treats for his class. Have any good ideas? I'd love to hear them. Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.

Thanks for visiting today and happy stamping!


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Botanical Gazette

If you are a regular visitor of my blog, you are probably thinking I must have a guest stamper today. This card design/style is totally out of character for me . . . but it's me!

This card was totally inspired by the gorgeous Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin Up Occasions Mini Catalog. Right across the page from this paper in the catalog is the coordinating stamp set Nature Walk. A match made in paradise. I love it!

Don't forget to stamp your envelope to make it complete.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!


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Monday, January 3, 2011

Nature Walk

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

Are you ready for some new Stampin' Up! products to get you through the January doldrums? Look no further than the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog released tomorrow - January 4th. Be sure to visit my site tomorrow and you'll see a link on the right sidebar.

My favorites from the new Occasions Mini are Nature Walk stamp set (utilized on the card pictured above), Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper (matches Nature Walk stamp set), Trinket Keys (sooooooo cute), and the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!


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