Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Here's a great that has minimal stamping (only the sentiment) and works well as a masculine card, plus it was quick to go together!
Sets: A Greeting for all Seasons
C/S: White, Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal, Non-SU Designer Paper
Ink: Taken with Teal
Accessories: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, 1/16th hole punch, sponge, Silver Brads
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
My September stamp camp is tonight, so I am queing this post up in the am, but it won't go "live" until about 9:30pm EST (right when my early bird batch of stampers should be finishing up or so).
This card was my creation based off of a card I received in a swap, but I soon realized that I didn't have the set from the swap card. So, I went to my basement and found a nice work-around set that I think works well. I really liked the added dimension the card has with the single popped-up flower on a stampin' dimensional.
Sets: Watercolor Garden, More Great Greetings (Both are retired)
C/S: White, Always Artichoke
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Basic Brown
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Non-SU Decorative Paper
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This week has gone by in a blur. I have been getting stuff ready for my stamp camp tomorrow night and my stamping classes for the local school among tons of other adventures. I am showcasing a card made by M. Wilson utilizing the NEW IN COLOR's. Here are the details:
DREAMS DU JOUR STAMP SET
WOW FLOWERS STAMP SET
TANGERINE TANGO, PACIFIC POINT, RIDING HOOD RED, KIWI KISS, WHISPER WHITE
RIDING HOOD RED, KIWI KISS, PACIFIC POINT
CRAFTERS' TOOL KIT
PUNCH SCALLOP EDGE
PUNCH SCALLOP CIRCLE
PUNCH 1 1/4 INCH SQUARE
PUNCH 1 3/8 INCH SQUARE
PUNCH 1 1/4 INCH CIRCLE
PUNCH 1 3/8 INCH CIRCLE
SNAIL ADHESIVE PERMANENT
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We are starting to have some cooler days here and to celebrate Autumn, I will be featuring some Fall cards in my upcoming posts. This one is done by L. Haffke
Stamps: FALL FLAIR HOSTESS,ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
Card StocK: KIWI KISS, TANGERINE TANGO, GLOSSY WHITE
Inks: KIWI KISS, TANGERINE TANGO, BASIC BLACK
Accessories: PUNCH SPIRAL, BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS, HEMP TWINE NATURAL, RIBBON GROSGRAIN OLD OLIVE 5/8 INCH, STAMPIN DIMENSIONALS, GLUE DOTS MINI, SNAIL ADHESIVE
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The date is set for my next stamp camp, it's Friday, September 26th!
Mark your calendars now and email me to reserve your spot.
Date: Friday, September 26th
Place: Julie's house - email if you need directions
Theme: A little bit of this and that.
INFO: Various themed cards using different stamping techniques. You are free to use whatever sentiment you wish on the card to "personalize" it for your needs.
Please bring your own preferred adhesive to use. All other supplies provided.
Light Snacks and drinks will be provided.
RSVP: by 9/22 to confirm your spot!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Saw this card by another demo named Kim and loved it. It's definitely a little bit more work, but so worth it.
Stamps: TART & TANGY STAMP SET & HOLIDAYS & WISHES STAMP SET
CARD STOCK CLOSE TO COCOA, CREAMY CARAMEL, TANGERINE TANGO, CHOCOLATE CHIP, SUMMER SUN, RIDING HOOD RED, KIWI KISS, VERY VANILLA
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BELLA ROSE
Inks: CLOSE TO COCOA, CHOCOLATE CHIP, RIDING HOOD RED, KIWI KISS
STAMPIN WRITE MARKER SUMMER SUN
PUNCH TICKET CORNER
CRAFTERS' TOOL KIT
SNAIL ADHESIVE PERMANENT
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Whether it is for a coach, avid basketball fan or someone that love's to play basketball, this card fits the bill. Card design credit goes to: B. Towles
STAMPS: JUST BASKETBALL, ITTY BITTY BACKGROUNDS STAMP SET
CARD STOCK:CHOCOLATE CHIP, MELLOW MOSS, CREAMY CARAMEL, VERY VANILLA, WHISPER WHITE
INKS: CHOCOLATE CHIP
Monday, September 1, 2008
I wanted to do something to welcome the kids teachers this year and start off on a positive note. I had something "brewing" in the back of my mind for the past couple of weeks and kept putting it off thinking I still had plenty of time....then low and behold at 8:15pm tonight I realized that ACK! I never made "the stuff". Sooooo, I very quickly whipped these together. (My original plan was to have everything scrapped and stamped...well, you can see how I took a quicker way out since I was running short on time.)
I altered an empty plastic mayonaise jar by adding a strip of decorative paper and using some school clipart. The stickers were a last minute addition from a previous school project. The ribbons were simply tied around the neck of the jar and the a tag looped onto them. What's inside? Well, that's in the 4 pc. picture....I took peppermint patties and the SU scallop punch and made them look cuter with more school themed clipart. By the way, DH hates that I now want to save every kind of glass and plastic jar that has a lid for a potential project :) Another option is to put skewers through the candy and make them be "flowers" in a flower pot...but that will be for another project some day!
The note card took all of about a minute and 1/2 to just mat the clipart, wrap a ribbon and tie on some additional ribbon and then stamp a sentiment. I giggled about using the "Hooray" sentiment since I don't know how much the teachers are thinking "Hooray" or if it is more ME thinking "Hooray" now that school is back in session.
My favorite part of it is the "personalized" stationary that again used school clipart and then tied with a pretty ribbon too. My original plan was to do a stationary folder for the notes, but then I realized that I needed to sharpen 60 pencils and had to jump onto that. Oh and here's another nice laugh...at 11:53pm, I realized I had forgotten to make the coordinating hair bows to match my DD's dress...so there I was with the hotglue gun and ribbons doing my thing.
Anyhow, hopefully this helps you realize that no matter if you stamp, use computer/clipart, paint/draw, scrap or something else, you can make something from the heart that will hopefully brighten someone's days.