Happy Blooming Birthday

Happy Blooming BirthdayTuesday, July 29, 2014

This birthday day card is reminiscent of a summer garden and perfect for any green thumb.  The Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and ink just make it pop.  The stamp set, Flower Patch, is a set of 19 photopolymer stamps.  Photopolymer stamps are new to Stampin Up.  They are light weight and see through making them perfect for accurate placement and easy to use.

Another new item this year is the Fringe Scissors.  Not only do these work for making grass, but they quickly can make lots of confetti when used criss-cross.  The Honeycomb embossing folder adds the finishing touch to this cute card.  Click on Shop Here and check out this wonderful set and accessories.

It’s a beautiful day in Seattle today.  Enjoy wherever you may be!



The Open Sea

Friday, July 25, 2014

It’s the start of Seafair here in Seattle and what could be more appropriate than this card using the stamp set The Open Sea.  With all the men in my life :), I’m always searching for that perfect masculine card.  This one seems to fit the bill.  Night of Navy, Real Red and Crumb Cake cardstocks and inks are used along with Stampin Up’s burlap ribbon.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday with more inspirations!

Open Sea

Tap Tap Tap

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Do you remember typing on a typewriter?  I sure do………..7th grade typing class, timed tests……………

Another new stamp set, Tap Tap Tap, has a vintage feel to it and so fitting for the “Gal Friday” in your life.  Crumb cake cardstock, Early Espresso ink along with Gold Soiree decorative paper and the mini butterfly punch complete this card.

Click on Shop Here and check out Tap Tap Tap

tap tap


Paper Pumpkin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Pumpkin is a kit that arrives each month to your home.  This month’s Paper Pumpkin includes this cute box and card.

Pumpkin 2This kit contains six boxes, six white card bases, a photopolymer stamp set of 10 stamps, Stampin spot ink pad, stickers, tags, and much more.  The cost is $19.95 per month. Go to mypaperpumpkin.com for details.

Subscribing to Paper Pumpkin allows you to add to your stamping materials plus its all laid out for you — you can copy the examples or create your own.  What a deal!

Paper pumpkinWho doesn’t like receiving a package once a month in the mail!!!



By The Seashore

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Some friends gave us some Dungeness crab they caught and did we ever have a feast. For their thank you card I used the stamp set By The Seashore.  Pool Party cardstock and ink along with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  The background set, Hardwood, adds a seascape look.  The new In-Color sequins add a little sparkle.

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Hope you can get out and enjoy the beach this summer!  See you tomorrow for more inspirations.





Kind Koala

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

One of the benefits of becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator is the opportunity to get to know other demonstrators, including your upline.  Your upline is there to offer guidance with your business as well as provide great stamping examples.  Below is another example of what I created with my upline, Julie Pitta.  This card uses two stamp sets, Kind Koala and Work of Art.  As you know, I can’t get enough of the stamp set Work of Art and I’ve posted several examples.  The Koala is stamped over the Work of Art splashes and the added lollipop make this an adorable card for the kiddos in your life.

Interested in becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator?   Contact me at viydos@comcast.net.  Would love to have you join my team!


Kinda Eclectic

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kinda Eclectic, another new stamp set, has a variety of stamps just perfect for a number of cards to create.

Kinda Electic 1Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler inks make this card pop.  Stay tuned for more examples from this stamp set.  You can find Kinda Eclectic by hopping over to Shop Here.  It’s located on page 164.

See you tomorrow for more inspiration!