Tuesday, June 26, 2012

“Pretty In Pink”

Hi there!  Last week was the very first blog challenge that I entered. I must say that it was a very positive experience. Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and/or left an encouraging comment! It was just what I needed to get going and hopefully I can make this a routine when my schedule allows.

This week, I’m back with an entry for my second CAS-ual Fridays blog challenge.  The latest challenge is CFC58 “Pretty In Pink”. Pink is included in my “favorite color themes” category--I love the color and I’m always creating pink ribbon cards for breast cancer awareness. Yesterday, I made a card that has a breast cancer theme but does not incorporate the pink ribbon. It is simply a “hope” card. I did something else new in this creation, and that is to use clear glass beads over pink paper to make the pink background for the butterfly. It adds just the right amount of sparkle and texture (didn’t show through well in the still photograph but looks great in real life). Hmmmm...I wonder what else I can use these glass beads on?   Thanks for visiting!

Stay inspired,


        Card details:
  • White textured card base
  • SU! Pink Pirouette card stock (111351)
  • SU! Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
  • SU! Strength & Hope sentiment
  • Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder (ES-006)
  • Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly
  • Martha Stewart Holidays clear microbeads

Monday, June 25, 2012

Baby Boy Sailboat

Hi there!  Today's post features a card I made for a friend's baby shower.  I was inspired by two designers when I created this card.  A youtube card maker (sorry, I cannot remember the name) highlighted the technique of the nested frames and a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (Jennifer Timko--stampinonthefly.com) featured a paper pieced sailboat as a card focal point.  I used both techniques in the design below and thought it would make a great baby boy shower card or announcement.  Looks like I will have more baby cards to feature as I have a few more friends who are expecting baby boys in the coming months.  How exciting!

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        Card details:
  • SU! Whisper White Card Stock
  • SU! Bashful Blue Card Stock
  • SU! Pacific Point Card Stock
  • SU! Basic Gray Card Stock
  • SU! Patterned paper (retired)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two
  • Bead Landing cording
  • 3D Foam Dots

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Papillon Potpourri

Hi again!  I am back with a second entry for the CAS-ual Fridays CFC57 Clear as Day challenge to use vellum or acetate in the design.  This card was also submitted to the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Monday challenge which featured a black and white elegant swim suit as inspiration.  I literally just received a new stash of goodies from Stampin’ Up!© on Monday and began playing right away.  This simple card is the result--I absolutely love butterflies (um, can you tell?) and I could not wait to open the Papillon Potpourri stamp set as well as the coordinating Butterfly punch (not used for this design).

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       Card details:
  • Stampin’ Up!© Whisper White card stock base and panel (100730)
  • Black card stock panel
  • Vellum panel, punched with SU! Border Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
  • SU! Papillon Potpourri stamp set (123759), images heat embossed with a mixture of clear (109130) and white embossing powders (109132) and SU! Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ glitter (102023)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bridal Card--CFC57 Challenge Entry


Today’s feature is a card I made several months ago for a friend’s bridal shower.  I am entering this one into to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC57: Clear as Day).  The challenge is to create a clean and simple card using acetate or vellum. I decided to enter this card while I am working on a new creation since this one fits the description well. For the card below, I used my friend's wedding colors which included aubergine, cream and brown.

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     Card details:

  • Heavy weight card stock base, cream (5 inch tri-fold card)
  • Stampin’ Up!© Sahara Sand panel
  • Stampin’ Up! © Rich Razzleberry card stock panel dry embossed with Sizzix Impression Damask Folder
  • Cream card stock panel
  • Stampin’ Up! © Soft Suede card stock panel
  • Vellum panel stamped with gown (inkadinkado/Dawn Houser) and heat embossed with white embossing powder
Stampin’ Up! © supplies can be purchased through my demonstrator site:   http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampwithsabrina

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Hi there! Just dropping in to quickly show an easy Father’s Day card I made.  It’s only my second card design using “Stampin’ Up!” products exclusively (well, almost exclusively anyway). In the past, my cards mostly have featured die-cutting and very little stamping. If I did stamp, I would typically only use a large background stamp. Well, I am trying to change that and hope to do so as a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I’m easing into it, but I’ll get there soon.

It’s Father’s Day weekend and I’m counting my blessings for my dad.  He’s the strong silent type but I’ve always admired him for his quiet strength and the security that brought {Love you Daddy!}.  Hope you all enjoy Father’s Day!

Stay inspired,


      Card details:
  • Textured card stock base
  • Not Quite Navy panel (101722)
  • Sahara Sand (121043) panel, embossed with the Square Lattice folder (119976)
  • Whisper White (100730) sentiment panel
  • SU! Delightful Dozen Stamp Set (122652 or 122650) for the sentiment
  • Ink:  Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad (126971),  Creamy Caramel Marker (retired--could use Crumb Cake 120967)

Please see my Stampin’ Up!© store to order the materials needed for this card.  Shop 27/7 by going to: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampwithsabrina and clicking on “Shop Now”

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Painting The Town Red

I had the honor of celebrating a special milestone birthday with my dear Aunt Mary this past weekend. She was so surprised and excited about her celebration--it was too cute!  She is the one who always plans something for everyone else and makes sure that others make memories to celebrate their birthdays. Well, it was finally her turn to be celebrated.  Thanks to my sister, who planned the greatest gathering with the theme of “Paint the Town Red”.  We spent time downtown and even a day at the “Red Door Salon”--my Sis really took care of every detail!  I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to create a special one-of-a-kind birthday card for my Aunt while keeping the theme.  This was a really fun project and took me back to the days I played with paper dolls... Ahhhh--memories...
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         Card details:
  • 5-3/4" square card base
  • Recollections “Elegance” Printed Cardstock Paper Pack (black & cream)
  • Vellum paper (with stamped & embossed sentiment)
  • DCWV mat stack (red)
  • Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Embossing folder (Mystic)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large
  • Quickutz Cookie Cutter Fashion Doll Set & Fashion Doll Outfits
  • Red fabric remnant from JoAnn
  • Sentiment:  Inkadinkado Clear Stamp Set “Birthday Wishes” & black heat embossing
  • SU! Jewels--basic pearls for purse/clutch decoration
  • Glitter on jewelry accessories