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Monday, June 28, 2010

Retired Allstar

Here's a Father's Day card that I came up with for my last workshop using retiring inks, papers and stamp sets.

Retiring Colors:  Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange and Close To Cocoa. 
Retiring Stamp Sets:   Just Baseball, Just Basketball, Just Football and Sporting.
Other:  Wonderful Favorites stamp set, 1-3/8 Circle punch, and Key Tag punch (previously retired)

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lovely Flowers - Part II

Here's another card that was inspired from the Level 3 Hostess gift - Lovely Flowers Bundle.  This card was part of our Crazy Stamping Ladies June Card Challenge.  The challenge was to make a 3-D Flower card using any colors and embellishments.

Colors include: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.

- Scallop Circle Bigz Die
- Birds & Blooms Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die 4-Pack
- Little Leaves Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die
- Circle Rhinestone Brads
- Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
- Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Island Floral Birthday

Here's one of the projects that we made at a recent workshop.  This card features many items from the Summer Mini Catalog

Summer Mini Items include:
- Island Floral Stampin' Up! Bigz Die
- Island Oasis Designer Series Paper
- Tropical Party Stamp set
- Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
- Vanilla Smooch Spritz

Other Items include:
- Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons
- On Your Birthday Stamp set
- Scallop Oval Punch
- Large Oval Punch

Colors:  Real Red, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie.

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lovely Flowers Mother's Day

Here's the Mother's Day card that I made for my mom this year.  She loves flowers and birds so I thought this was the perfect card for her. 

The idea for this color scheme came from the Level 3 Hostess gift - Lovely Flowers Bundle and features the colors Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Old Olive. 

The flower was created using Birds & Blooms Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die 4-Pack.  I sponged the edges of the flower, curled up the edges, spritzed it with the new Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz and then layered it together with Stampin Dimensionals between each layer.  I also included an Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad (in purple) for the center. 

Other accessories include:
 - 2 Step Bird Punch
 - Little Leaves Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die
 - Scallop Square Stampin' Up! Clear Bigz Die
 - Elegant Bouquet Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Die
 - Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen
 - 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon - Rich Razzleberry
 - Well Scripted stamp set (now retired)

Here's a couple other cards that I made using the same color scheme:

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Last Chance Lists Are Here...

Stampin' Up!
Dates: June 1-30, 2010 (select items while supplies last)

Hundreds of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and Definitely Decorative brochures are retiring. Now is the last chance for you to get them before they're gone for good!

Last Chance Stamps (Sortable Spreadsheet)
Last Chance Definitely Decorative
Last Chance Definitely Decorative (Sortable Spreadsheet)
Last Chance Accessories List
You may also visit my website at to see images of all the retiring items.

~ Maria