Saturday, 25 August 2012

SUO Challenge #52 Photo Op

Hi All,

My wonderful dad passed away in June 2012 and I started making a memory page for him this week and thought I would submit it to the SUO Challenge #52 as it involves a photo.

This page is a tribute to my dad: a man who worked so hard to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads when I was young! I miss my dad so much! Anyways all of the supplies (cardstock etc..) are from Stamping Up. The paper for page and for the rossette were from the Beau Chateau collection. The blue cardstock underneath my dad's funeral card was from the in colours 2011-2013. Used one of my all time favourite retired SU punches for the black border around the funeral card and rosette. Then crimped it! Even the big silver brads (5/8 neutrals assortment) in the corner are from Stamping UP! It was back in the day when brads of all kinds were cool and the crop-a-dile was king! Felt good to use some retired SU products for this memory page!  The white butterfly is from the Beautiful Butterflies Big Z Die and the black one from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. SU rhinestones on the butterfly and a nice SU button on the rossette make this page a beautiful page to look at. Thanks for letting me share this page with you as we remember my dad!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

SUO #51 Designer Papers

Hi All,
Just a quick post and a quick card today as I am heading out for a birthday party! Yippee! In fact, I just spent the past few minutes making this card with my favourite SU DSP! Since the challenge is about designer paper I decided to make the designer paper the focal piece! The base of the card is naturals cardstock with a Sizzlits Large Paper Doily pressed out on pear pizzaz paper. I then ran black SU cardstock through a crimper and punched with a retired SU punch~but one of my favourites still! I put my DSP on top of a panel of brown SU textured cardstock and tied a little crumb cake ribbon around it. I used the bitty banners set to make that adorable banner. Stamped the happy birthday sentiment then trimmed it so the pear pizzaz banner would be big enough to show. So adorable! A little SU library clip and some buttons from the brights collection make this a great little card and show off the Designer Series Paper Very well! Hope you enjoy! Happy Stampin'

Jenny G

Thursday, 2 August 2012

SUO Challenge #50: Buttons & Brads

Hi All,

I was meaning to enter this challenge sooner but life got so busy...anyways I decided to decorate a Stamping Up Kraft Box with one of my favourite SU designer series papers! I used a retired punch to make the scallop ribbon from black and cherry cobbler cardstock. I put the black cardstock through a crimper to get that delightful texture. Victoria 5/8 ribbon is underneath with a nice button from the SU regals collection topped with one of SU's adorable antique brads. On naturals cardstock I stamped out the sentiment "Just Because" from the "It's Your Day" stampset on cherry cobbler classic ink and punched it out with the modern label punch and edged it with cherry cobbler ink and set it with two clear rhinestone brads! Buttons & brads are so front and centre in this creation and I just LOVE it! On opening the box, you can see more of my favourite DSP and a flourish from the stamp set "Artistic Etchings" stamped in cherry cobbler ink on natuals cardstock and punched out with my other SU label punch which I have forgotten the name of....and wait when you open the box you see a mix of buttons and brads as little gifts strewn across crimped paper. There are subtle and bright glimmer brads and buttons from the neutrals and regals button collection. Hope you like this project which is all about buttons and brads. Happy Stampin~