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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Simply Adorned

The Simply Adorned charms and chains are a product I haven't mentioned before. You can create your own custom jewelry with these unique locket style charms. Just insert your own artwork or photos and voila...a piece of jewelry that is uniquely yours! 
The charms come in 5 sizes:
  • 1 1/2" x 2" rectangle (116799)
  • 1" x 1 1/4" rectangle (116798)
  • 1" x 1" square (116797)
  • 5/8" x 5/8" square (118476)
  • 5/8" circle (117349)
TIP: The size listed refers to the charm insert; the metal frame around the insert is slightly larger. You can use the included insert as a template to create the perfect-sized piece of artwork for your frame.

Stampin' Up!  also carries stainless steel chains to complete your custom jewelry.
  • 8" Bracelet (117342)
  • 24" Chain (116800)
  • 34" Chain (116853)


Cute by the Inch -116992 - Level 2 Hostess
I am ordering the 24" chain and the 1" x 1" square charm.  I thought that the "Cute by The Inch" hostess set would be perfect for customizing my new charm. The stamps are the perfect size and the images are great for jewelry!  I can't wait to get started creating my new jewelry! 

If anyone would like to host a Stampin' Up! Simply Adorned party let me know.  I think it would be a lot of fun to have a workshop dedicated exclusively to creating wearable art!



Monday, July 12, 2010

Another MOJO Monday - MOJO147


It's Monday and time for another MOJO Sketch Challenge. For this weeks challenge I used two of the hostess sets from the new catalog. The square images come from the Cute by the Inch set (Level 2 hostess) and the greeting comes from the Because I Care set (Level 1 hostess). I really love the Cute by the Inch set. I have a ton of great ideas for it! I also used two returning colors which I absolutely love...Wild Wasabi and Pacific Point. I found that Wild Wasabi and Garden Green worked great together as did Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise. I love the tone on tone effect achieved by layering these color combos.

TIP: Remember you can only get hostess sets by hosting a qualifying workshop.


116992 - Cute by The Inch
Hostess - Level 2
Materials:
  • Stamp Sets: Cute by the Inch (116992 - Level 2 Hostess), Because I Care (118384 - Level 1 Hostess)
  • Ink: Pacific Point (111837), Garden Green (102272)
  • Paper:  Garden Green designer paper (retired - hostess pack)
  • Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045), Garden Green (102584), Wild Wasabi (108641), Pacific Point (111350), Tempting Turquoise (102067)
  • Accessories: 5/8 Basic Black Satin Ribbon (117285), Neutrals Brads (119736)



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Two Challenges in One Card


With so many challenges and so little time, I decided to combine the Pals Paper Arts Challenge and the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge when creating this card.  I used the new Playful Pieces stamp set, which is a Level 3 hostess set.  Hostess sets are available exclusively to people who host a workshop of at least $150.   The Playful Pieces set has 30 stamps which can be combined in a multitude of ways to make all sorts of images.

Materials:
  • Stamp Set: Playful Pieces (119993 - Level 3 Hostess set), On Your Birthday (111664)
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908) , So Saffron (105213)
  • Paper: So Saffron designer paper (retired)
  • Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip (102128), So Saffron (105118), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730)
  • Accessories:  Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)


Playful Pieces - Level 3 Hostess Set
  

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Color Throwdown #100


Today's card is inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge
Color Throwdown is celebrating their 100th Challenge this week and there are some awesome prizes to be won. Check out their blog and play along if you have some time. The colors to be used this week were regal rose, certainly celery, real red and baja breeze. Since I haven't ordered my designer paper from the new catalog yet, I used some retired Baja Breeze paper from my stash. I really like this paper but I have got to get my act together and place an order from the new catalog. I love so many of the items in the new catty that I keep adding things to my order. Then I realize I can't afford everything and I take some off, but then I really want them so I add them back on. And round and round we go.  I think I will have to host a Stampin' Up! workshop of my own and earn some of the things I want for FREE! 

Speaking of hosting a workshop. If any of you would like to host a workshop and earn FREE merchandise plus a FREE 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog let me know.  Just send me an email and and we'll get the party started!

TIP:  I used aqua painters and classic ink pads for the watercoloring on this card.  Squeeze the top and bottom of closed ink pad case together. Some ink will be left on the inside top of the case when you open it.  Use the aqua painters to watercolor with this left behind ink.



Materials:

  • Stamp Set:  Fun & Fast Notes (113500)

  • Ink:  Baja Breeze (111833), Certainly Celery (105217), Real Red (103133), Regal Rose (105211)

  • Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Certainly Celery (105125), Real Red (102482), Regal Rose (105130)

  • Paper:  Baja Breeze (retired)

  • Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon (retired).  Button from stash, Aqua Painter (103954)

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MOJO 146

Here is my card for this week's MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO146).  Since my designer paper from the new catalog is not in yet, I have used some paper from the retired Cottage Wall paper pack.  If you take a look in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog you will see that the new Sunny Garden paper has the same pattern as Cottage Wall but the color palette has been updated to include some of the new colors (Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait).

119831 - Sunny Garden DP
Retired - Cottage Wall DP


Materials:
  • Stamp Set:  Love You Much (113756)
  • Paper: Cottage Wall (retired)
  • Card Stock: Old Olive (100702), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658)
  • Accessories: Brads - Brights collection (119740), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Small Heart Punch (117193)