Thursday, July 24, 2014

Splattered Paint Rainbow

So, I created this card, and had fun stamping my favorite color combo - ROYGBIV - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. I used Stampin' Up!'s Gorgeous Grunge, and Starburst Sayings with the coordinating thinlet set. I added several stitched borders using my sewing machine. I love this card and I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beautiful Butterflies

I loved this butterfly "Swallowtail"  from the moment I saw it in the SU catalog, and couldn't wait to try out my new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities coloring it!
I also used the SU "Hardwood background"  stamp stamped in Smokey Slate Ink on Soft Slate card stock by Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from the SU set "Four You".
This card features two different stamp sets, "Dotty Angles", and "Bravo". The dots were heat embossed using SU Silver embossing powder.
This is a full view of the first card.
What do you think?
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Monday, July 14, 2014

Best Fishes!

Greetings from sunny St. Augustine Florida! We are on a family vacation and right now I am enjoying a little down time in my hotel room. I created and uploaded a few cards last week so that my blog wouldn't be totally boring while I was gone. So, today I thought a "sea life" themed card would be perfect!
I created this card using only Stampin' Up! supplies! I used 4 stamp sets to create this card: the fish, anchor, rope, and crab are from "Sea Street". The waves were stamped using the photopolymer set "Chalk Lines" in three colors, top to bottom: Lost Lagoon, Bermuda Bay, and Coastal Cabana. They look wonderful together! You can see just how different the new In-Color Lost Lagoon is from the other blue's. I created the fun sentiment using the alpha stamp set "Skinny Minny". I stamped my Crumb Cake card base using the Hardwood background stamp. I heat embossed the fish using Bright Orange Zing powder. I created my "looking glass" using the starburst Sizlit set and circles dies.

I had fun making this card! I hope you have a wonderful week, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Magical Birthday!

So, I could NOT wait to order from Sweet Stamp Shop this month, and this little guy is the reason why! Dragon is now back in stock, so you better hurry and grab yours!
To color my dragon I used the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, their version of the ultra trendy alcohol based markers. I have used all the top name markers, and these are right along with the big names with ease of use, blending ability ,and marker tips. I will be adding ALL of the color combinations to my collection.  If you want to give them a try let me know, I would LOVE to be your SU demo!
The patterned paper I used is from the new Simple Stories collection "Hello Baby:. I just love the pastel wood grain!
I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you have a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Koalas = Cute!

I knew this stamp, Kind Koala would come home with me the moment I saw it in the new Stampin' Up! catalog! My new catalog order came in on Thursday, and this stamp was the first to see ink!
I stamped the Koala in Gray Momento Ink, and colored him/her using Spectrum Noir markers.  The patterned paper is from the new SU paper pad "All Bloom". I created another card with the extra Koala I colored.
This card features patterned paper from the new SU paper pad "Moonlight".
I added a few more decorative elements to this card. I used my Triangle punch to cut out notches in the side, and then wrapped Basic Gray bakers twine around the card for a little something extra.
I'm happy you stopped by today!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hero Sized Birthday

So my Husband and I share a Birthday (7 years apart.) And this past weekend was the big day. (It was pretty quiet.) Believe or not I rarely make cards for him, I don't have that many masculine stamp sets. But this year I had "Calling All Heroes" from Stampin' Up! and since he loves comic book heroes I thought it would be perfect. I had fun making this card. I used a stamp from the May Paper Pumpkin set, and the Banner set and punch from Sale-A-Bration. The punch is a current item in the new SU catalog. I used Wild Wasabi ink and paper, and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
"Calling All Heroes" is a limited edition stamp set, so if you are on the fence about ordering it I recommend not waiting to long! You can order it right here in my Stampin' Up! online web store!
Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you have a great day!
Friday, June 27, 2014


I can't believe a week has already gone by since my last post! Today I have a fun card to show you using the Lawn Fawn stamp and die set "Critters From The Past". I colored my pre-historic scene using Spectrum Noir markers. The clouds were stamped and heat embossed with white powder using the Lawn Fawn set "Into The Woods".

I am happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, June 20, 2014

A Little Kindness

Hello and welcome to Friday! This has been a long week, and I am happy, and excited the weekend is here. I am also excited to share this card with you today! My card features the new Stampin' Up stamp set "Kinda Eclectic". I stamped the butterflies using Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, and Elegant Eggplant. The woodgrain background was also stamped using Perfect Plum on Perfect Plum card stock. That's a lot of plum! You cannot tell from the picture, but the star burst was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with  SU gold powder.
I am happy you stopped by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!
This set is right up my alley, butterflies, beautiful sentiment, polka dots! What's not to love?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

News Flash!

Haha! Got your attention did I? Well, the brand new set "Calling All Heroes" from Stampin' Up! captured mine too. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be mine.

                      This set retails for $25.95. Each plastic sheet is 4x6. That's a lot of stamps! I had so much fun creating my card and tag. If you would like to order this limited edition (It isn't a catalog stamp set and is only available for a limited time.) Please visit my store here and order it today!


                                       Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June Is A Great Month For Birthday's

    June is a fun month in the Zalis family, Joe and I share the same birthday, June 29th! I also have 3 friends that share this day as well. Fun! Anyways, today I am sharing a card I created using more stamps from my Stamping Royalty prize package. This card was created using the Neat and Tangled stamp set "Just For You". This one is so cute! I used Stampin' Up ink to stamp my balloons, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Early Espresso. (My new go-to dark ink for sentiments and outlines.) I stamped the balloons in a pattern, and to add a little extra definition I only gave the Strawberry Slush balloons an outline. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card, and then stamped the banner by itself, cut it out, and attached it to my card using foam adhesive. I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!