Thursday, July 31, 2008
It's monochromatic on purpose. :D I really love this stamp set - PEACEFUL WISHES - and it's going away. So, I wanted to use it one more time! It's really supposed to be a Christmas set, but I love the pine bough and cone for masculine cards, etc. So here we stamped it on Creamy Caramel card stock with Creamy Caramel classic ink. We corner-rounded the mats, and sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel. :D Then, we punched out an oval and put it behind the frame from the antique brass hodgepodge hardware, which isn't available anymore - but I know there are two NEW sets of HPH in the new book!! :D
I wish I could show and tell, but it's only ELEVEN MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting ready for my open house on the 11th, from 5-8. I really hope you're planning to come if you're in the area - you'll get to stamp with new stamps, see the new IN COLORS, and pick up your new Idea Book & Catalog!!!!! I SO CANNOT WAIT - it's gonna be AWESOME. Oh, and I'll have all-new samples up in the Inspiration Station, too! You won't want to miss it!
So, while we're all waiting for the new book, take the time to STAMP something! :D Then go bless someone with your beautiful project!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Thanks, Deb, for sending in your entry!!!! I'll be sending out your prize by Monday - and HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
I'll be back with another post soon, another sample to delight and cheer you - and hopefully inspire YOU to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
This is a card we've done this month at my workshops, to say goodbye to the stamp set and the colors.
It's done using CARTE POSTALE only, which is retiring. The colors are Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi, which are both retiring as well. We stamped the medallion on Whisper White and punched it out, then matted it on Wild Wasabi and then onto Basic Black. We used dimensionals to put that onto another square or Wild Wasabi, and adhered that to the front of the card.
What are YOU stamping today??? You ARE taking the time to STAMP something, aren't you??? :)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This was from our Quick & Easy Card Class Monday. We used the Round Tab Punch and Bali Breeze DSP for the purses, brushed gold card stock for the handles with both size Oval Punches. The stamps are from CELEBRATE EVERYTHING. Colors are Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, and Regal Rose.
The latch on the center purse is from the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, which is RETIRING this year - all the finishes in the Idea Book & Catalog are!! You can GO HERE to learn more about it, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order!
My sister and BIL will be in town this weekend, so I'm not promising I'll be posting for a few days. :) In the meantime, be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I hope you'll check it out! Let me know what you think!
What you will need:
Card stock, your choice of color (I use Apricot Appeal), 4 1/4" x 11"; Extra card stock (I use Sage Shadow) in a contrasting color; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; Scallop Circle Punch; assorted stamps and inks, Paper Snips, Crop-A-Dile, three eyelets
Fold your card stock in half, folding at 5-1/2". Use a bone folder for a crisp fold! :)
After you've stamped the whole card front, grab your 1-3/8" circle punch.
If you want, you can measure the exact center of the top of your card. I guesstimate. :D Punch out a HALF-CIRCLE, centering the fold in the middle.
Now, turn your card. You're going to do the same thing approximately 1 inch down from the top on both sides - you're making the arm holes. :)
Now, go to the bottom corners and punch out about a 3/4 circle - see the picture here? You just want to take the leg holes out.
When you're done with the circle punch, your card should look like this:
(PLEASE, feel free to practice your punching on scraps or even copy paper! :) It's not difficult, unless you really care about being even. I find that the next few steps really make mistakes disappear, but it's completely up to you!)
Now, using the same punch, punch a hole into your coordinating card stock. :D Be sure to leave enough space around it for the next step!
Pick up your scallop circle punch. Center that hole in the scallop circle, and punch out your shape.
It should look something like this!
Now, using your adhesive - a 2 way glue pen works GREAT for this! - attach part of it around the neck hole you punched.
See? It's easy! Just some steps to follow - and we're almost there now! :D
Using your paper snips, cut off the part of the scallop that's not attached to the card. Now, repeat on all the openings you punched. Please note! You MAY need to use your paper snips to trim a bit of the leg punch area. Don't be afraid to do so! :) Paper snips are your FRIENDS. :D
Your card should look something like this now. :)
Now, grab those paper snips again; your baby needs a waist! :D
Just angle up to about 1/4 inch below the arm holes, and cut straight in from the side about 1/2 inch. Like this, see?
Now, your card should be looking like this!
Cute, huh? :)
All that's left is to stamp any greeting you want on the inside, and set three eyelets into the bottom of the onesie.
And THIS is what your final card will look like!!!
Isn't that fun? And an EASY card!!!! If you have any questions, want to see a SCAN rather than a pic - it was a late night, can you tell? :D - please email me at email@example.com. I want to hear from you!
If you need any of these supplies, email me. I can't wait to hear from you!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Chocolate Chip card stock with Chocolate Chip ink, using the SO SWIRLY jumbo wheel. We used Basic Black to cut ovals with the Coluzzle, and the small oval punch to punch from Creamy Caramel, and put that behind a Hodgepodge Hardware oval - and the HH ovals are on special right now! CLICK HERE to see the special!!! (just scroll down a bit....)
Isn't that a great heritage look???
And my favorite of all!!!
We used Bordering Blue cardstock, and dragged white craft ink in ONE direction, not trying to get any specific coverage, just coloring the card stock. Then, we drew lines and put in nail heads with our White Gel Pen. But first, we masked off the area we were going to put the two images - both from WINDS OF GRACE. We made sure not to draw through the masking, too!
Then, we stamped the images using Versamark, and put color on with Pastels. Oh, so simple, but so peaceful and beautiful!! :)
Leave me a comment! Let me know what you're up to! And the next post, hopefully, will be announcing the winner of the ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE! :)
Oh, and for pete's sake, take the time to STAMP something! :D
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
PLEASE, PLEASE GO VOTE! I'll leave them up until JULY 7!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK. Today I have two samples from the last Scrapbooking Class, in June. The first one used Summer Picnic DSP and the TART & TANGY stamp set, both of which were only available in the Occasions Mini that just ended. But you could use any of the DSP and coordinating stamp sets Stampin' Up! has! :)
We used punches to make the apple, and the colors of card stock are Sahara Sand (ink, too!), Whisper White, Real Red, Close to Cocoa (for the stem), and Glorious Green. Isn't it cute????
Here's another one; this one is completely made with the Summer Days Simply Scrappin' Kit, available until AUGUST 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you like it, check it out online (page 175) - these are colors I would never have chosen to go together, but I LOVE them in this kit!
We used the self-adhesive die cuts for the flower, three stacked on top of each other. Then, we used the Embossing Buddy to cover the adhesive on the back of the flower, so it wouldn't stick where we didn't want it to. :) It's stacked on top of two dimensionals, so that photos can slide underneath it.
Isn't it CUTE? Doesn't it make you want to come to a scrapbooking class? CLICK HERE to check out my class schedule - it's not too late to register for an upcoming class!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Oh, wait, you say! You don't recognize that stamp set - or those NOTES?!?!?!? It was a SNEAK PEEK for JUNE ONLY! That's FRESH CUT, to be out in the Fall/Winter IB&C. It's going to retail for $21.95. The notes? Yeah, they're going to be in there, too. :) They are 4" square, and come with envelopes. They're laser cut. I copied this design from a fellow demo - but loved the mix so much, I did it in LOTS of different colors. :) We did the Tempting Turquoise one for the eScape get-together. That's a Pretties Kit half-pearl, white, in the center. ALL the stamps are from the new set. Now, aren't you sorry you didn't come? :D
Keep your eyes open! :) When I tell you something's new, fresh, exciting - I MEAN IT! :D
Enjoy your evening, dear friend. And for PETE'S sake, take the time to STAMP something!!!