Saturday, September 25, 2010

a dashing good time....

We have already done the first round of Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks, and this was one of the cards we made that night. We make 4 cards, 3 of each of them for a total of 12 cards. I love the Dasher stamp, and wanted to try something a little different, so we used the Champagne Shimmer Paint to ink it up. It is hard to see in the photo, but it is soooo shimmery and pretty.

I am hoping you can see the shimmer better in this picture.
Stamps: Dasher, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Papers: Jolly Holiday DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Misc: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals

I hope you all are having a great weekend, I am keeping this short so I can go outside and enjoy the wonderfully warm weather before it is gone.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I think my card worked...

The last week or so it has been cold and dreary here, but today is nice warm weather again, so maybe my bright colored cards are working. This is another we did at our stamp club the other night.

Stamps: Fast & Fabulous
Inks: Rose Red, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Misc: 1/4" Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon, Brights Buttons, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals

This has to be a short post as I am on my way out the door to work. Hope you all have a great night.

primary colors....

I am on a huge primary color kick! I have actually had to make a concerted effort to stop using these colors, esp when I was designing the Christmas cards for my recent round of Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks. This is a card we did in out monthly stamp club, along with 2 other really cool cards, one full of candy! I will be posting those on my stamp club blog soon with all the measurements, and instructions, so those of you who missed class can still make these at home. I hope you love the bright colors as much as I do, they have been the only bright things I have seen most days since it is dreary weather here.

Stamps: Apple Blossom
Inks: Real Red, Daffodil delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Misc: Linen Thread, Brights Buttons, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Birthday

This is a card I received a while back in a swap, and I LOVE IT!! I love this set, it makes such great cards. I just had to case it when one of my nieces turned 14. I hope you like it.
Stamps: Extreme Guitar, Extreme Elements
Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Misc: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

This is a short post since I am dead tired. I was traveling this weekend and only got home a little while ago.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Disney in MDS

I made this page for a contest for demonstrators by Stampin' Up! 5 winners will receive a stamp set of their choice, so I really hope I get picked. The theme was Disney, something that was a favorite ride or character, and while this isn't a ride or character, the fireworks they do every night is probably my favorite part. It definitely was for this trip as it was our honeymoon, and there really isn't anything better than fireworks to celebrate a marriage. In the word DISNEY I put pictures of our favorite attractions and places like Epcot, a Star Wars at-at and other memorabilia, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Castle, and Nemo and friends. I had a ton of fun creating this, and this will be the very first page in my honeymoon album.

Stamps: Greatest Moments, Canada Day, Snow Burst
Inks: none
Paper: Basic Black
Misc: My Digital Studio, Brads

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Day Pencil

I saw this pencil box done by Ilina C on SCS and knew I just had to case it, so I bought the template from her and changed it a bit. Hers was not nearly tall enough for the pencils I bought, so I made it taller and I also made it narrower. I also added the cork side panels that are only half height. I filled it up and it held 72 pencils with room for a few more. I also included a bag with some push pins for the cork. I also used different colors.

Stamps: First Day
Inks: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore (retired) Versa Mark
Papers: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Misc: Embossing Powder, Aqua Pen, Embossing Buddy, Cork Sheets

Saturday, September 11, 2010

First Day of School

I love this set, I think that bookworm is just about the cutest thing I have seen yet! I cased the idea for this card from Kim L on SCS, and I changed it a bit. I made this to give to my sons teacher the first day of school. I also made a pencil shaped pencil holder for her desk, and I will post that later tonight. All of the black on this card is embossed, to give it a little bit of shine.

Stamps: First Day
Inks: Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Green Galore (retired), Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Versa Mark
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Misc: Aqua pen, Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Holiday Mini Swap

I signed up to be a part of a holiday mini card swap, and this was what I sent in. I used the Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel, and this is what I came up with. I used the Poppin' Pastels Technique for the background, as well as the Color Spritzer tool. The new pearls are also showcased on here, I love them!! They are so pretty and add the perfect touch to any card or project. I distressed the edges of the Wild Wasabi with the distressing tool from the cutter kit and sponged the edges of the card with Early Espresso Ink.

Stamps: Jolly Jingles Wheel, Tags Til Christmas, Delightful Decorations,
Inks: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Versa Mark, Stampin' Pastels
Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Misc: Ornament Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Cutter Kit (Distressing Tool), Color Spritzer Tool, Sponges, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Girls Night Out Stamp Club

Do you need a few hours to express your creative self? Love to make handmade gifts, but don't seem to find the time, a quiet spot or enough space at home? Enjoy time out with friends, and good conversation? Enjoy Stampin' Up! products, workshops and parties, but can't have a workshop right now? Want to build your craft supply collection, but only have so much to spend?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, my monthly Stamp Club may be for you!

Here is what you get:

* A 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue ($11.95 value)
* At least $20 in FREE product and a hostess stamp set during your hostess month.
* FREE make and takes each month; including cards, scrapbooking and fun gift ideas. I will provide the space, do the prep work and clean up the mess!
* Learn a new technique each month, which can be applied to your card and/or scrapbooking skills. Even if you don't think you are artistic, I can help you make great projects!

Here's what you agree to:

* Commit to buying a minimum of $25 (before S/H and tax, based on 8+ members) a month for the duration of the club.
* If you can't make it to the club night, submit your order to me before the club date.
* Bring your own adhesive and scissors (these will be available for purchase at the first club if needed).
* During your hostess month, provide simple goodies and beverages to snack on while we create and chat. A perfect chance to share your favorite recipe!

Please feel free to pass this information on to family, friends or co-workers. The more members, the more benefits YOU get during your hostess month!

You can sign up by leaving a comment or emailing me. If you know my number, you can call too! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Going to the chapel....

I saw this idea on Lynn Pratt's blog and knew that it would be a perfect idea for my cousins first anniversary. She and her hubby got married at a little church that looked a lot like this one. It opens up and you can put anything inside, but I chose to put a few pictures from her wedding day inside. I took most of them myself, but I grabbed a few from her facebook page. I waited to show it on here until I knew that she had received it. I added a few things to it and instead of the 1 or two pages inside I put 4 pages, 2 on each side. I also added a picture of the 2 of them kissing outside the chapel behind the 2 doors. I made them open up and added door knobs as well. The wedding bells above the door are a smaller version of what I made for her wedding sign that was on the podium that the MC used. I love when you can take a project like this and make it totally yours, or in this case a cousins.

Stamps: none
Inks: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Misc: Sticky Strip, Brads, Bone Folder, Silver Adhesive Paper (non Stampin' Up!)

This is the two of them together...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

happy happy happy

My cousin got married a year ago, almost to the day and I made her a cute little card and a little photo gift (which I will show you later). I love using people's wedding colors to go their anniversary cards. Hers were red and black. I also cased this card from Kathleen H on SCS, and changed all the colors and a little of the layout. I used the direct to paper technique to make the background black and silver. I took brushed silver cardstock and embossed it then flipped it over and took the Basic Black ink pad and wiped it across the surface of the card. I also used Stampin' Ups! new Rhinestones for the middle of a few of the dots as well as the butterfly.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Black, Versa Mark
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Misc: Black Embossing Powder, Filigree Embossing Folder, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch

I will show you the mini photo album tomorrow.