Sunday, April 25, 2010

What's Your Style?

Are you a girlie-girl that likes Pink and Purple? Or do you prefer a classic Black and White? Or, what about a bold Floral Hawaiian print? Whatever your style, there's a Designer Paper for you.

I saw the idea for these adorable totes over at Angie Juda's site Chic 'n Scratch. She comes up with the custest, most clever ideas.

Last week at my son's school it was Admin Appreciation Week for the front office girls. They each help me a great deal with PTO issues, so I think this will be a perfect Thank You. I put some chocolates, I'm sure they will over look the fact that they're a little late...hee hee!

These totes are so easy to make. You just need some of your favorite pieces of DSP, the Top Note Die and some small craft bags from a craft store. You cut the bags to 2 1/2" and adhere the dies to both sides. Love it!!

I made each tote with each girl's style in mind. The letters are their first initials. I can't wait to deliver them tomorrow. They will be tickled pink ;)

Which one would you pick? Leave me a comment...I'd love to hear! TFL.

Stamps: Curly Alphabet
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Rose Red and Basic Black Cardstock; Shades of Spring DSP, Sweet Pea DSP, Pink Flamingo DSP and Night & Day DSP

Ink: Basic Black and Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Accessories: Top Note Die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Small Craft Bags, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Real Red Satin Ribbon, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thoroughly Modern Patchwork

The Top Note Die...what can I say, I love it! It can be used in so many ways and this is one of my favorites...a Top Note Quilt. It's perfect for all those DSP leftovers or just showing off some really pretty papers. That's what I did in this case.

The Thoroughly Modern DSP has so many fantastic prints in it, that it's hard to decide which ones to use. For this card, you don't have to can use them all!

The first card is what I designed for my last workshop. It's more monochromatic with Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Rose Red. The second card is what the wonderfully creative girls in my workshop came up with. They added a splash of color by choosing a print with some Bermuda Bay in it. You will also notice the corner piercing on the second card...another great idea from one of the girls (Mary Beth, you're a genious ;) I love them both!

Which is your favorite? Would you go with a more monochromatic look or would you use that splash of color? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Vintage Labels
Paper: Rose Red, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand Cardstock; Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stamp Pad
Accessories: Top Note Die, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, XL Fancy Flower Punch, Curly Label Punch, Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Sunday, April 11, 2010

SU! Color Renovation

SU! just announced a Color Renovation with the new July Idea Book & Catalog. They are adding some new colors, retiring some current colors and bringing back some of our favorite In Colors. This means all new Color Collections!

I'm really excited about the changes. I think they've done a great job of choosing which colors to keep. Most are my favorites that I go-to time and again. Are they retiring or bringing back one of your favorites? I'd love to hear what you're excited about...or sad to see go, so be sure to leave a comment.

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Have a great week!