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Favorite Colors?

Now that everyone has settled in with their lovely new cattys-in-hand, let's get back into some new stampin' fun!

The Creative Crew was challenged with:  CCREW0614DF DSP/Color Focus: Show us your favorite color. Try it in a color combo you haven't used before!  Psssssst! Check out the CCREW gallery for lots of inspiration!


Color challenges can be lots of fun ... especially when you have to 'stretch' a little to make your natural choices blend in with the guidelines!  If you haven't given one a try, then this one would be a perfect start!

I've always been a pinks, purply and some greens kinda girl.   So when I first heard just the 'name' of the new In Color, 'Blackberry Bliss' ..... I already knew that it was for me.  A 'done deal' for sure.  Then I 'saw' it IRL (in real life) and practically squealed out loud!


Oh yes ... back to the challenge:

Yep!  My starting point was with a brand new awesome sheet of Blackberry Bliss C/S in hand.  Then I browsed through my hanging files of all other SU cardstocks, repeatedly picking one up then putting it back, until it was right in front of me .... Soft Sky!  I loved it at first sight.

My large scalloped border die was still on my table, and I wondered if I could work that into the card ... and it wasn't long before I could see it all in my mind and simply had to finish it up!  One bitty rhinestone dots the 'i' in 'friend' for a bit of glam to add to the wonderful sheen and subtle sparkle of the Shimmery White cardstock.  

I hope you like it!

From Millan.Net And now I have an update from here at Texas Rubber & Ink!   

  From Millan.Net Welcome, welcome to Julie Scaparra and to Sue Barnett!  I'm so tickled to have both you join the Stampin' Up! family and share the joys and creativtity!  

And to my readers, we'd be delighted to welcome you to our group as well.  Check out the 'Join My Team' tab above this blog post for the latest scoop!  Then I welcome to send an email so I can answer any of your questions, and hopefully squeal out loud with your delight as well!   ... [ texasgrammyx2@yahoo.com ]

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Sorbet Mini Gift Cards & Box!

Are you ready to create?  How about this little mini gift card box set?!


These little gift cards are easy-peasy to make.  Their finished size is 2.75" X 3 7/8" ... perfect for those hand-delivered gifts, such as those darling flowers you know your BFF simply can not resist!  I used the same simple layout on each card, simply varying the sentiment, with or without punched layers.  Whip up a group of these in just a few minutes, then you're ready to make their little custom-sized gift box!


Gather up your favorite papers & cardstock, and get ready to create this cute little giftable.  Make some to give, but be sure to make one for yourself as well!  
Ready?  Here we go! 


I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Thanks for taking just a moment to let me know if you like it!  Here's the  complete supply list:

*** Mini Gift Card Box Set Supplies:
Stamps used on cards: Express Yourself (2014 Hostess set) + Four Frames + Four You + Love You to the Moon
Paper: Basic Black + Whisper White C/S; Sweet Sorbet dsp (Sale-A-Bration 2014)
Ink: Pool Party + Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Simply Scored Tool, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Trimmer, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Tombow Multi glue, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, bone folder, ruler, crafting knife 

Challenge:  Created for the demonstrators' challenge, CCREW0314CF @ Splitcoaststampers - Show us what you love about the Simply Scored Tool
Happy Stampin'!





Make a Wish! - or - Lots'a Dots!

Today I'm sharing a card that we made in last weekend's class.  Originally I designed it as a 'Thank You' card for my upline, but who can resist the Sweet Sorbet papers?  I love this dsp!

In class, ladies got to use the Big Shot for both die cutting with the Banners framelits, as well as embossing with the Polka Dots folder.  Just a short line of piercing was added at the top of the sentiment banner.  

I appreciate your visits.  Please feel welcome to pause a moment to say "Hello" one of these days!
Happy day to you!


Card Supplies:  
STAMPS:  Perfect Pennants
INKS:  Pool Party
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Wasabi Birthday Wishes!

Welcome to March, everyone! 

It's been a crazy-busy time here for the past 2 1/2 weeks or more ... so I owe y'all a big apology for missing blog posts.  So off we go into our brand new month ... getting that much closer to finishing off this incredibly cold & icy & snowy & crazy winter!  Yay!!

Let's do it up in green!

Wild Wasabi green is the main color here, and it's CAS for an easy start.   I honestly adore the Watercolor Wonder designer series papers from the Occasions catalog.  This green chevron is just one of the several awesome papers in the set.  And, it will matches beautifully with your Gumball Green cardstock as well!  Marina Mist cardstock & ink are used in small amounts as an accent color.  'Subtles Candy Dots' are an easy little addition ... they're even self-adhesive!

See those bitty banners on the lower  portion?  The 'Banner Blast' stamp set (133554) and the 'Banner' punch ( 133519) are FREE Sale-A-Bration choices!

That's it for now!  I have several more creations to share here this month.   Hoping that you found some inspiration here today!


It's Wonderful!

If you're a "glass half-full" thinker, then life itself is often 'wonderful' for sure.  But the title of today's post actually comes more from the sentiment on my card.  It's just one of my favorites from the "Perfect Pennants" stamp set.



This wintery cool card features several fun items from the current "Occasions" catalog, including Silver Encore Metallic ink, Perfect Pennants stamp set, Silver Foil sheet, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, and Silver 1/8" ribbon.  I adore the fun 'splatters' on the sentiment from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and the Labels Collection framelits are among my go-to choices when I'm looking for something beyond more traditional shapes.  Lastly, you'll spot the use of our Scallop Border punch, Northern Flurry embossing folder, and those fabulously sparkly Stampin' Up! Rhinestones!  Cardstocks are Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Brushed Silver.

My design was prompted by another Creative Crew challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  We would love to have you join in with the challenge by uploading your challenge entry with the keyword  CCREW0114DF.  This challenge was to use the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  You don't have to be a demo to play along at all.  C'mon & play along!

I hope I've inspired your creativity in some way today!