Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Reason To Smile - 2 more days

While I was checking out some blogs last week I happened upon another weekly stamping challenge blog. Inspired by Stamping had a great inspiration/color challenge this week. The colors were peach, blue, and yellow. When a Stampin' Up! color retires I still keep it because you never know when it will come in handy or if it will come back again (Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry anyone?) Even though Peach Parfait is a retired color now, I knew it would be the perfect color to use for this challenge - I had even contemplated using Apricot Appeal, a color that retired a few years ago- but thought it would be too light for what I wanted to do.

Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Baroque Motif, A Reason To Smile, Petite Pairs
Accessories: Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Pool Party Seam Binding

I used the Triple Time Stamping Technique that I've seen around on the web for a few months. I love this technique and you can bet that we'll be doing it at Technique Club sometime in the near future!

Don't forget that there are only 2 more days to take advantage of the Reason To Smile Stamp Set Promotion. You can get this beautiful stamp set for just $5 with an order of $50 before shipping and tax. Click on Shop Now to purchase suppplies to make this card.

Thanks for stopping by. As always leave some love in the comments section.

Happy Stamping!

Tic Tac Toe... Three in a Row

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE  the colors green and pink. They were the colors I had my mom paint my room after college, I tried to get my hubby to go along with them for wedding colors, and I have received many pink and green colored gifts from co-workers. I just Love them! The challenge this week at The Paper Players is to pick three things in Tic Tac Toe fashion from their game board and incorporate those things in to your card.

For this card I incorporated circles, birthday, and my favorite colors. I used a base of Gumball Green card stock  (I just LOVE this green!). I cut circles out of the Floral District DSP using the 1" Circle Punch. I adhered the circles using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. I then tide some 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Gumball Green around the middlish of the card. I used the Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a Rose Red scallop. I used the same Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Gumball Green card stock and then adhered it to a sticky note and turned my punch just a little bit so that it would line up in the middle of each scallop. I then punched it again to give it those fun pointy edges. I stamped the cake and banner images from the Make a Cake stamp set using Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight ink. I then used some Rose Red ink to stamp the happy birthday from Made for You over the cake and banner. I used the 1 3/8" Circle Punch to punch out that image and layered it using a Stampin' Dimensional on the scallop circles.

Here's the link to The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe gameboard for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to look. You can buy everything you need to create a fun card just like this. Just click on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner of this page. Don't forget to leave a comment :)

Happy Stamping!

Hmmmm... somethings missing....

Have you ever made a card and had this great idea in your head when you started and when you finish it just feel like it needs something? That's how I felt last night when I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge. Their challenge was great, I had some great ideas when I started and then, when I sat back to look at it, I just felt like it was missing something but didn't know what...

Maybe I should have embossed the Cajun Craze card stock? Maybe I should have done some tone on tone stamping on it? I just don't know. I do like how my stamped sentiment piece turned out though.

Thanks for stopping by! You can buy supplies to make this card by clicking on my Shop Now button in the top right hand corner of this page. Leave me a comment if you have an idea of what my card is missing. I would love to hear from you!

Happy Stamping!


Paper: Cajun Craze, Floral District DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Wild Wassabi, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers

Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Signo White Gel Pen, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vow Renewal Invitations

I was asked by a close friend of mine if I would make some invitations for her parent's 30th anniversary vow renewal comming up in September. I thought I had an idea in my mind of what I was going to make them look like when I sat down but when I got started the just weren't turning out like I had hoped. Back to the drawing board I went and came up with this!

Isn't it cute? I think so and I really hope they like them. 

I used Bordering Blue 12x12 card stock (retired sorry!) to make the base of the card. All the layers are done with More Mustard, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White card stock. I used a Texturz Plate from the Background 1 set with my Big Shot to create the embossing on the front. On the inside I used the large stamp from the Brocade Motifs stamp set inked with versamark ink on the pocket. I also stamped that same stamp in the bottom left corner of the envelopes (not pictured) using More Mustard ink. Other acessories I used are the Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, and the 1 1/4" circle punch. The invitation and accommodations and rsvp card were all printed on my computer and cut to fit. 


I suppose I should start this blog out by introducing myself. My name is Randi Zenner and I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for about 5 years now. I have had another stamping blog for quite a while now but thought that I could post the same thing over here as well. I currently live with my wonderful fiancee in West Wendover, NV but was born and raised in Minnesota. Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is my part time job. My full time job is being a first grade teacher. 

I have always loved crafting of any kind but really started to find my niche in paper crafting about 14 years ago. I made my first album after a class trip that I took to Washington D.C. in 8th Grade. Before joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator I had attended several parties but strictly as a customer. After I moved to Nevada I met a wonderful demonstrator that was going to go back to school to finish her degree. She was moving away and wouldn't have time to continue her demonstratorship. I was more than happy to sign up under her! The rest as they say is history!

I would love to host a workshop for you! Please contact me to set one up. I also give monthly technique classes so check back to my calendar for upcoming classes and dates.