Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 21

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello there! Welcome to another Double Dare Challenge!

Use Sale-a-Bration Items


This card was super fun to make!
Nina's fun pick immediately gave me this vintage, carnival looking design:-)
Here I used the Feeling Sentimental set and the Vintage Verses set, both Sale-a-Bration products!

As usual, I went crazy with the bunting:-) Lots and lots of embellishments! I used the World Spectacular DSP and picked out Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, and Early Espresso from it.

That cute little Pool Party Button and the Satin Ribbons are from the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, one of the Sale-a-Bration items that you can get for free with $50 purchase! 

To keep the bunting as the focal point of this card, I didn't want any layers or colors on the base. I couldn't help myself with the teeny tiny pearls on the sentiment though...he he;-D

My notes...

Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental, Vintage Verses (Both SAB)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla,Early Espresso, Pool Party, World Spectacular DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessory: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Crochet Trim, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Pearl and Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Hemp Twine (Retired)
Tool: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die, Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Owl Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes and Little Labels Punch Packs, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now let's go check out Nina's blog to see her beautiful creation!

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 20

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hi there! Welcome to another Double Dare Challenge!

This is 3-1/4 "x 3-1/4", I made it for my customer:-)

Use Linen Thread

Use Doilies

I don't know what's happened to me, but lately I am drawn to girly, romantic stuff, which was never my style! So this week's challenge was very fun! 

This beautiful sentiment is from the new Oh, Hello set. It has so much impact on a mini card like this:-) 

My notes...

Stamp set: Oh, Hello
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Primerose Petals
Ink: Primerose Petals, Lucky Limeade
Accessory: Linen Thread, 5/8" Crochet Trim 
Tool: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now let's go check out Nina's blog to see her beautiful creation!

Paper Crafters Sampler - Tokens of Love

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January issue of Paper Crafters Sampler, Tokens of Love, is now available for purchase:-) Please click HERE for more details...:-)

And here is a sneak peek of my project...

For more sneak peeks from the design team, click HERE to head over to the website!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 19

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hi there! Welcome to another Double Dare Challenge!

Use the Print Poetry DSP Stack

Use Border Punch

I got a little help from Freshly Made Sketches this week:-)

The new Print Poetry DSP Stack is full of lovely designs! So I thought to showcase a different ones on this card, it's like a sample sheet:-) I'm sure you've seen this hexagon trick with the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder. It really is easy and not that time consuming, but sure wish Stampin' Up! will come up with a punch to coordinate...

This 7/16" Natural trim Ribbon is just beautiful! I love anything natural or organic! 
I layered the Crumb Cake border and the Midnight Muse border to repeat the colors in the hexagons, and still kept the organic look too.

I often make cards with no specific occasions, that way when I need a card, all I need to do is stamp a sentiment:-) 

My Notes...

Stamp set: Tiny Tags
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry DSP Stack
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessory: 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon, Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tool: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and Jewelry Tag Punches, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Glue Dots

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now let's go see Nina's card:-) Then grab your DSP and punch and join the fun!

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Here is my card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge! I am usually one of the first one to enter, but I was a little busy last week, and I wasn't sure if I could come up with any idea in these colors! 

PPA150 Color Challenge

Very bold colors! 

Layers and layers of flowers to make a bold and dramatic statement! The new Large Rhinestone from the Spring Catalog was the perfect finishing touch:-)

I was telling my friend Nina that this color combo is out of my comfort zone and wasn't sure if  I was able to create something... but once I started playing, it was a lot of fun! This is why I love playing this challenge:-)

My notes...

Stamp set: None
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo
Ink: None
Accessory: Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tool: Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Blossom Party Originals Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Perfectly Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Glue Dots

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Pals January Blog Hop

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thank you for joining us for the first Pals Blog Hop of 2013! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to new Stampin’ Up! products that are available in the Spring Catalog. We hope you find inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps, papers and accessories.

You should have just left stop number 2 on the Pals Hop - Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

If you haven't seen the new Spring catalog, I must warn you... It is FABULOUS! You will want every single item in it! This adorable whale is from the Oh, Whale set, my absolute favorite! The embossed clouds are from the new Cloudy days Embossing Folder.

How could you not love this adorable little thing!? Not only the stamp set is cute, but they have the coordinating clearlits die! I gave my girl whale a little flower:-) And she is so happy, she is blowing little hearts out!

This is one of the sentiments in the set, too cute! The anchor is one of the shapes from the clearlits die. I used the Linen Thread to add some nautical flavor.

The waves were made with the Large Scallop Edgelits. I ran a strip of the Basic gray card stock twice through the Big Shot Machine, then adhered the bottom and the middle pieces with a little space in between them.

My Notes...

Stamp set: Oh, Whale
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Midnight Muse, Primerose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessory: Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tool: Happy Whale Clearlits die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Owl Builder Punch, Large Scallop Edgelits Die, Cloudy Days Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

The next stop is Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards, stop number 4 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

                                1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
                                2. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
                                3. Naki Rager at ... notes from Naki
                                4. Peggy Noe at
                                5. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
                                6. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
                                7. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
                                8. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped In Full
                                9. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
                              10. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
                              11. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
                              12. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
                              13. Lori J Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
                              14. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors
                              15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
                              16. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
                              17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
                              18. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
                              19. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
                              20. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
                              21. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
                              22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
                              23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 18

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hi there! We're back! 
This year's first Double Dare Challenge is here!

No layers


Umm...I realized "No layer" is impossible...LOL

The sentiment is from the brand new set Wishes Your Way from the Spring Catalog. It actually says, blowing "wishes" your way, but I left the wishes un-inked, then placed my Marina Mist heart. The Ribbon is also from the Spring Catalog.

The pinwheels are made with the Pinwheel Sizzlits Die from the Spring Catalog. I actually had a difficult time putting the brads in the holes because they're so small, but just LOVE how they came out:-) Do you see the embossed clouds on the Whisper White? You guessed it, it is also from the Spring Catalog:-) This new catalog had me in trouble because everything in it is just so cute!

My Notes...

Stamp set: Wishes Your Way, Lovely Little Labels
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, Brights and Subtles Designer series Paper Stacks
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessory: Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon, Mini Silver Brads
Tool: Small Heart Punch, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die, Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now let's go see Nina's beautiful blue card:-)

Paper Crafters Sampler Early Bird Special

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hi there! I am sorry I have been gone for a long time! 
I have great news though, I was invited by Melanie, the owner of Paper Crafters Sampler, monthly online publication of Stampin' Up! projects that you can subscribe for each month's issue, to join her design team:-) I was ecstatic when I saw the E-Mail from her! If you have seen her team's projects, they are all gorgeous...and I cannot believe Melanie actually thinks I am good enough to be on her team! 

And here is the early bird offer from her...:-)

The Paper Crafters Sampler 2013 issue is due to release in just a few days. Sign up by January 8th and receive a special gift. A year in review of 2012. Twelve projects from the 2012 issues. See Paper Crafters Sampler site for details.