Sunday, July 1, 2012

Christmas in July

Hard to think about Christmas when it is so hot - but we are having our Christmas in July Party soon - so 411 gets the creative juices flowing. 

I love the "Be of Good Cheer" designer paper.  There isn't a page I don't like.  For Christmas how can you go wrong with Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler?

I pulled out the Bells and Boughs for sentiment and used the bells for the design.  Colored them with blender pen and added a few pearls. 

Then I cut an extra green with the Labels Framelits, cut it in half and poked it out both ends to highlight the design. 

OK - it is still hot - but feels a little more like Christmas!
Merry July

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Birthday Wishes

It's been a while since I have submitted to 411 and this week I am inspired.  Convention is around the corner and Priscilla and I are headed to our VERY FIRST CONVENTION. 

I decided that the new Christmas Blessings stamp set could be used for other occasions too.  I had fun water coloring with our new colors - Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals.   Love these new IN colors with ribbon and designer paper that coordinate.  I used Lucky Limeade as the green and of course had to perk it up with some pearls. 

Hope to meet some of you at Convention!  411 always inspires me and gets me to design my own cards.  Thanks to our operators. 


Monday, May 14, 2012

Priscilla's May 411 Challenge

This sketch was fun but quite a challenge.  I turned to my new favorite stamp set, Bordering on Romance for inspiration.  I felt that the flowers should be pink and as the sketch has so many elements I used embossing folders for the layers instead of Designer Paper.  The ribbon is the retiring Pretty in Pink taffeta and I colored a piece of  Organza ribbon with the Pretty in Pink marker.  Card stock is Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White.  The Designer paper is Pink Pirouette from the Subtle collection.  Add some pretty Pearls.  I used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and the little hearts from the Adorning Accents embossing folder.  All materials Stampin'UP!
Check out the 411 site here to see what the operators did with this sketch and join the fun - submit your own interpretation of the sketch.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Priscilla's April 411 post

I  had to try making a card using this weeks fun 411 sketch.  You can see that I have followed this sketch closely using SU supplies that I have been hording - like the buttons and the brad on the bow. 
The focal point piece uses SU watercolor paper stamped with the Bordering on Romance stamp set.  The ink is Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz.  Add a piece of the new smooches Daffodil Delight DSP and layer over Baja Breeze card stock with some Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon.  The Whisper White piece of card stock is embossed with the little hearts in the Adorning Accents folder.  Don't you just love the SU product names?
Thanks for looking!