Sunday, March 24, 2013

Display Stamper Tryout

When I saw that Stampin' Up! was looking for display stampers, I decided to go for it!   To try out, we were to make 3 card fronts, 2 3-D items, and a scrapbook page.   I hope you'll enjoying seeing all my work and will keep your fingers crossed for me!  :)

Don't you just love this?  I adore how it turned out and I've been dying to post it!   I had so much fun coloring the poppies and even got to do it an extra time on my butterfly.  A sponge dauber and an ink pad transformed my white paper doily into an Island Indigo one that looks perfect nestled on my embossed Pool Party panel.  Love, love, love!

Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies, Fabulous Florets
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Jet Black Stazon
Paper:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White card stock
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Tools:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade TIEF, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, 3-inch circle die, Paper Snips

I changed up a little for this one and went vintage and distressed.   I like to break out of my "clean" comfort zone sometimes and do a bit of sponging and distressing.    I always find distressing to be good for "de"stressing.  ;)  I know, I'm a dork.  Anyway, I just love how cute this turned out.  Neutrals are fun to work with and can look amazing together.

Stamps:  Patterned Occasions (SAB)
Ink:  Soft Suede (marker and ink pad)
Paper:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla card stocks, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Patterns stack
Accessories:  Very Vanilla seam binding, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Early Espresso Baker's Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Lots of Tags sizzlits, Extra Large Oval punch, Scallop Edge border punch, Stampin' Distress Tool, Stampin' Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool, Paper Snips

And now back to a more clean-and-simple card...   I love banners and pinwheels, so I combined them into this very fun birthday card.  The Color Coach helped me pick out a great masculine color combination and I let my tools do all the work! 

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Whisper White card stock, Print Poetry Designer Paper
Accessories:  Neutrals Glimmer Brads
Tools:  Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelit dies, Pinwheel Sizzlit, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool

I loved working with those colors so much from that last card that I decided to use them for one of my 3-D items.   I thought about using my dies to make a cute box, but my Simply Scored was feeling a bit lonely so I decided to go a bit old-school and whip up a 2-4-6-8 box.  I stayed with the flag idea from the card and added a ton of them to my sticks.   I punched the day away making my Quint-essential flower with lots of layers and bling.  

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Paper: Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Whisper White card stock, Perfect Polka Dots and Print Poetry designer papers
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools:  Big Shot, Bitty Banners framelit dies, Hearts a Flutter framelit dies, 2 3/8 and 1 3/4 scallop circle punches, 1, 3/4, 1/2 circle punches

(sorry for the big picture; it was the only way you could see it really well)
My second 3-D item is my other favorite.  It was a labor of love and I hope my little girl will enjoy it hanging in her room for a while.  It was hard to take pictures of it, but I tried.  :)    I love all the shimmer and sparkle and of course the colors.  Below is a close-up so you can see more of the details. 

Stamps:  Broadsheet Alphabet, Papillion Potpourri
Ink:  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Paper:  Basic Gray, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock, Brights  and Neutrals Designer Serious Paper Patterns stacks
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Basic Gray/Basic Black 1 1/4 Two-Tone Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants die, Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Circles #2 die, 1 3/4 circle punch

And finally, my scrapbook page (which didn't seem to want to photograph well).  I wanted to share one of the most special days of my life so I picked this photo that my anesthesiologist took of our little family on Laila's birthday.   I hope you can see the pure joy on our faces as we were so happy to have our little girl here.  So was most definitely "Worth the Wait".  

Stamps:  Word Play, Sweet Essentials, Hearts a Flutter
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo card stock, Neutrals and 2011-2013 In Colors Designer Series Paper Patterns stack
Accessories:  Artisan Embellishments Kit, Basic Pearls, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Tools:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die, Hearts a Flutter Framelit dies, Paper Snips

And because I always end my posts with a peek of my sweetie, here's one of her recent Easter pictures.

Thanks for looking over all my projects.   


  1. ...............................................................this is me totally speechless................................and that doesn't happen often.............Absolutely fabulous work! You rock!

  2. HOLY GUACAMOLE! You have been had me at the first card! They are all fabulous! Good luck!

  3. Wow, these are so great!!! SU should totally pick your stuff! Great job!
    I really, really love the first card and how the butterfly is kind of camouflaged. That is so amazing looking.

  4. FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!! Every single one of these! You have been one busy stamper making these and you totally deserve to be chosen! Good luck!!!

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! You are amazing! My fingers and toes are crossed for you! :-)

  6. love all of your stuff but the banner is absolutely amazing would love to do something like that

  7. These are all great Rita but butterflies must really be your thing! The banner and blue butterfly card are truly stunning.
    Good luck!
    I really hope you're chosen :)

  8. Dear me....these are amazing!! Rita...I'm in awe!! So proud of you for this!! You really earned a spot with these amazing entries!!

  9. Beautiful work, Rita! I don't know which one to single out as a favorite because they're all so fabulous. Best of luck to you!

  10. Ohmygoodness, Rita! These are ALL awesome! I love every single one! If SU doesn't pick you, they're just NUTS! We're rooting for you! And all your papercrafting is phenomenal, but my favorite picture is your little sweetiepie girl!

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
    moot96 AT aol DOT com

  11. Awesome projects. LOVE the first card!

  12. Your work is amazing! I love the scrapbook page; everything is just gorgeous, though.

  13. Wow! These are beautiful Rita! I think my two favs are the poppy card and the Laila banner! Just fabulous! You are so creative my friend!!! These projects are amazing!
    I love the look on Laila's face! Priceless!!! So is so adorable!

  14. Yay! Talk about some tough competition!!!!! EVERYTHING is fabulous! I'm so proud of you for entering and how cool would it be if we both had our names on that board this summer? ;-) And you have GOT to scrap that pic of Miss Sassy Pants...or Miss Sassy Romper? I love her and you :-)

  15. If you don't win, I will be amazed....your talent is fabulous! And, that picture of Laila....adorable! Happy Easter!

  16. Fantastic projects! Your pinwheel card is perfect. I really like the bold colors and the piercing.
    I hope you all had a great Easter!

  17. These are amazing projects! Absolutely love the first card with the butterfly and the pinwheel card. Really hope you get chosen to be a display artist...good luck!!

  18. My daughter and I just found your banner! It's absolutely gorgeous. We're going to use it as inspiration for her wedding banners.


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