Thursday, July 16, 2009

Become a part of something BIG!!!!

You read that right!
From July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!
This special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including:

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools
What a GREAT way to join the Stampin' Up! family and own your own business!!
Email me with any questions at I'd be happy to talk to you!
Or you can go directly to my Stampin' Up! website and sign up! So easy to do!
Just go to my website and look for the Start Your Own Business button at the top right hand side!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Embossed Butterflies

This is a little creation that I came up with last week and I absolutely love how it turned out! My bestest crafty friend Melissa (yes I know I always call her that, but she is!!!!) and I bought a very pretty paper pack and split it, but I can't remember what company it's from. Mel if you're reading this, leave a comment so we'll all know what company made this gorgeous paper! Anyway, I had these leftover butterflies sitting on my desk and they were begging me to add them to this paper! Seriously! Does that ever happen to you? Ok, enough babbling, lol! I didn't want to cover up too much of the pretty paper, so the butterflies seemed like a good way to go. Then I thought that rub-ons would be a nice little touch but not take away too much from the paper. And since I had already broken in my sewing machine a couple days before, why not add a little stitching? It's odd how our creative brains work, isn't it? Or atleast mine anyway :)
The card base and other layer are the new In Colors, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. So pretty together and matched the dp perfectly. The butterflies looked a little "naked", so I just wrapped some silver cording around them for the body and antenaes.
Here are all the ingredients for this card:
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, unknown DP
Ink: none
Accessories: Butterflies Sizzix die cut, D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, Versa Mark, Iridescent Ice ep, Stampin' Up rub-ons, silver cording, sewing machine
I think that's it! Hope you enjoyed tuning in today!! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
P.S: I keep messin' up the name of the In Color Melon Mambo. For some reason I want to type Mambo Melon or Melon Mango! So if I screw up the name and don't catch it, just laugh! Remember how I got my blog name? It's because I heard someone accidently say Pickled Tink instead of Tickled Pink and it reminded me of myself, but I liked it! I'm always saying things bassackwards!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cardboard Box Card

Last week's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast was to use a piece of corrugated cardboard on your cards or projects and this is what I came up with! The image is from my bestest crafty friend Melissa's stash, so I'm not sure who made it. I've had this image stamped and colored for a while and thought it would be perfect to go with the cardboard, the only thing I did was sponged Creamy Caramel over the whole image to age it. I cut it out and mounted it on Chocolate Chip to make it stand out better. The card base is Old Olive with a layer of Cameo Coral with the sentiment from Elegant Cheer stamped in Brown Stazon in the right hand corner. I peeled the piece of corrugated cardboard apart by wetting the top layer and just pulling it off to expose the corrugated part. This still felt a little too bulky to put on the card, so I also pulled off the back layer to leave only the inside corrugated part. I then kinda smooshed it to soften the ridges a little. The ribbon is a piece of pink organza that I've had for a while, can't remember where I got it, sorry. I just tied it in a bow. Someone left a comment on Splitcoast that the cardboard looked soft and I didn't think so before until I read that. It does look soft, which is kinda strange. I personally never thought to use cardboard in this manner, but it looks good!
Well that's it for today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'! Hope ya'll have a happy Friday!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

CC225 ~ Safron Krafty Nights

This week's Color Challenge on Splitcoast was to use Night of Navy, So Safron and Kraft. These colors are so pretty together, kinda sophistocated, don't ya think?! My card base is Kraft, with a layer of Night of Navy that was punched at the bottom with the Eyelet Border punch and then a piece of K&Company dp (which I LOOOOOVEE!!!). The image is from Friends 24-7 colored in with SU! markers on Whisper White and double mounted on So Safron that was distressed and Night of Navy. The ribbon is a So Safron grosgrain ribbon and the button is SU! clear with a piece of leftover organza from the wedding. The button is double mounted on circles punched from the dp and Night of Navy. So that's it!

I have made two more cards this week to share with you! I think I'm on a roll! I also am trying to tackle the Ways to Use it challenge which involves using a piece of corrugated cardboard. It seems like it would be simple, but I'm not having an easy time with it. Check back again in a day or two to see what I come up with. Not promising that it will be great, but hey, it's something! lol

Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NEW In Colors!

Lovin' the New In Colors that are now available starting today! The new catalog is chocked full of wonderful goodness!!!!! The image on this card is a new hostess set, isn't it precious?! I colored directly onto the rubber with markers, huffed (to add moisture ;), and then stamped. The card base is the new Melon Mambo layered with Crushed Curry and a piece of the new Razzleberry Lemonade DP. Love it!!! The sentiment is stamped on Melon Mambo and punched out with the Scallop Circle, then added dots to each scallop with a marker.
I have another card to share, it's from yesterday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast. Hooray, I did one almost on time!!!! The colors are Night of Navy (I read it wrong the first time and almost used Not Quite Navy. Those names are too close!), So Safron and Kraft. So, I'll post the card as soon as I get a good pic!
Until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!