Friday, May 29, 2009
If you're anywhere around me, tonight is a free stamp & scrap night at my house - just bring a snack to share, and the stuff you want to work on. I'll be workin' on stuff, too! :)
Anyway. For today's post, I wanted to use up a little more of my designer series paper - since I know there's going to be LOTS I'm going to want to play with in the new Idea Book & Catalog, I want to clean out what I've got. :D
This is a 6x6 card; it would be EASY to turn this into a 2-page 6x6 layout. I'd use this side for one of the pages, and cut on the score line to do the second page. Here's the picture, and then I'll give you the recipe! :)
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Taken With Teal
Inks: Basic Brown, Taken With Teal
Stamp set: Just Buzzin' By....
Accessories: Creamy Caramel, More Mustard and Taken With Teal Stampin' Write Markers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Crystal Effects, AquaPainters, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, dimensionals, paper snips, Five-Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Game Night DSP
Isn't it FUN? :) The DSP just reminded me of a picnic tablecloth! It's the other side of the DSP I used on this project earlier in the year. (The one on the tin!)
OK. I'm off! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! And take a little time to STAMP SOMETHING! :)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
SO. Here are pictures from earlier this month; this stationery box was a lot of fun to do, and would make a FANTASTIC gift - it's more labor-intensive than expensive, and with today's economy, isn't that what we're all looking for? I got the tutorial HERE, from Jackie Topa; she's AMAZINGLY talented, and has some fantastic things - please take a look around her blog, too!
On with the pictures!!!! Unless there's something terribly important to share with you, I'm just putting up the pictures. As always, click on the picture for a larger look - then click on your back button to come back and continue! :)
For all the projects, we used Whisper White and Pacific Point card stock, and Pacific Point designer series paper. The ribbon on the box top is Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain.
This is the inside of the box. The little side envelope holds stamps.
Underneath the flap is a regular 3x3 post-it notepad.
The top part of the box holds cards, a notebook - for addresses, etc. - and gift cards.
Here's a picture of that little notebook:
Then there's that small side pocket that looks empty! It's got eight greetings from SINCERE SALUTATIONS stamped in Pacific Point and punched with the scallop oval punch from the OCCASIONS MINI, only available for another month!
As you can see on a couple of the projects, we also used the eyelet edge punch. I love that thing. :D
The greeting punches will fit on both the smaller enclosure cards AND on the larger cards, as you can see from these last pictures!
So, that's it for today - but I think it's a lot! :D Even if you don't do the whole box, a set of the cards with the salutation punches would make an easy, quick, THOUGHTFUL gift!
You do realize that MONDAY will be the release of the LAST CHANCE LIST, right? Formerly called The Retired List, THE LAST CHANCE LIST is the listing of all the CURRENT STAMP SETS that will be GONE come July 1!!! That's when the new Idea Book & Catalog makes its appearance - but it's also the day we say farewell to some favorite sets. Be watching - I'll post that list, or a link to the list, Monday.
But Monday is also the start of the THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST, and you'll want to be sure to enter that! :)
Tomorrow will be the last post of the month. WOW. Hard to believe it's flown! :) Have a wonderful evening, my friends. And at least TRY to take the time to STAMP SOMETHING, would ya!?:D
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
ANYWAY. Last night was my first OPPORTUNITY NIGHT, and no one came. :D It's too bad, too - I had this cute project to share. I found a tutorial for it HERE, but had to fix one or two things. Here's the pictures of the one I did for last night! (While you're at Stephanie's blog, check out some of her other projects - she does great work!!!!!)
Isn't it CUTE?!?!?
Here's the low-down:
Card stocks: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla (see next picture)
Ink: Cameo Coral
Stamp sets: Really Retro (see next picture), Boho Backgrounds
Accessories: Five-petal flower punch, scallop circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, small oval punch, scallop edge punch, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Build-a-brad, dimensionals, crimper
SO fun to do! Here's what it looks like when you pull out the insert:
This card WILL fit in a standard card envelope! You just have to be careful when putting the flowers on to keep it at the 5-1/2" heighth.
OK. Lots to do today, not to mention getting off here soon so Kenn can have his "turn". :D
Have a WONDERFUL day! If you try one of these flower pot cards, I'd LOVE to see what you do!
Because you ARE going to take the time to STAMP SOMETHING, aren't you?!?!?! ;)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The next time you're here - Jan happens to be a local, and a dear friend! :) - we'll talk about your personalized prize! :)
Don't forget: You'll all have another chance at next month's MEGA CANDY if you enter and win the Third Annual Birthday Card Contest! Details coming on June 1!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Tomorrow night, I'm holding an OPPORTUNITY NIGHT; if you're local, and would like to know more about Stampin' Up! and the income opportunity - as well as how awesome it is to fulfill the Statement of the Heart - please contact me for more information at email@example.com!
So, today you get the last two cards from Thursday's Quick Card Class! The second one wouldn't scan, so I had to do a REAL picture of it. :D I hope you enjoy them both - let me know what you think!!!! (Comments make my day, really!!!!)
This one actually has a pattern on it that you can't see in the scan! It's got silver ink seran-wrap-daubed onto it. (One of my favorite texture secrets!:D)
Card stocks: Kraft, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Inks: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Silver Encore
Stamp sets: Wonderful You, Sincere Salutations
Accessories: Ticket corner punch (Yup! My favorite corner punch makes an appearance! :D), 3/4" circle punch, word window punch, designer label punch, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals
THIS card was just for ME. :D I had advertised a baby card, a thank-you, a birthday, and a wedding; this one's because I love this stamp set! :D
Card stocks: Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip Classic AND Craft
Stamp sets: Forest Friends, Happy Everything
Accessories: scallop edge punch, Chocolate Chip corduroy buttons, Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, dimensionals
Just LOOKING at the card makes me happy. :D It's my favorite colors, I love the stamp set - it's just a ME card. LOL!!
OK, I'm off! Have a WONDERFUL day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I'll let you slide today, but tomorrow, PLEASE! STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Friday, May 22, 2009
So, today is the LAST DAY to enter for the BLOG CANDY!! You MUST read THIS post and leave a comment on THIS POST. :) I can't wait to see who wins! :D
Edit: I know the surprise box link STILL doesn't work. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you the PDF file. ::sigh:: I tried! :)
Today and Monday I'm going to share cards from last night's Quick Card Class. We had a great time! Let me know what you think of them, will you? :D
This is NOT an original punch design - it's been floating around for a while, but I just think it's too cute for words. :D So, we used it last night!
Card stocks: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Going Gray
Inks: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Stamp sets: Boho Backgrounds, Holidays & Wishes
Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Crafter's Tool Kit, gold brads, dimensionals
Card stock: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum
Stamp sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Oval All
Accessories: Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker, small, large, and scallop oval punches, dimensionals
I think this was the favorite last night - and it's really SO simple. You could change the colors to match the bride's color scheme easily!
OK, I'm outta here - time to make Kenn some chocolate chip cookies. :) Have a FANTASTIC weekend, and please take a moment to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day.
Now, go STAMP SOMETHING, will ya?!??! :D
Thursday, May 21, 2009
OK, so for SOME odd reason the SURPRISE FRIENDSHIP BOX link yesterday didn't work. :/ Try this, and let me know if you found it. If not, leave me your email address and I'll try sending you the direct link - it'll open Adobe Reader on your computer... CLICK HERE, and then click on the SECOND link, where it says SURPRISE FRIENDSHIP BOX.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Today, as promised, I have another sample to show you with the SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP stamp set, and a clickable list of links to the photos of projects I've already showed. If you are a regular visitor, you'll probably get bored with the list of projects. :D But be sure to read along, anyway, and enter to win the SURPRISE BLOG CANDY!! By the way, you'll also want to be sure and visit here on JUNE 1 for my THIRD ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!!! I can't believe it's already been a year since the last.
Anyway! Here we go!
This the MATCHBOOK DIE that is in the OCCASIONS MINI - you can click the link to the right to download it for yourself! I love this little box; it's the PERFECT size for four Hershey's nuggets, or a multitude of other things!
These use a mixture of RIDING HOOD RED, CANDY LANE, and BELLA ROSE Designer Series Paper. (Those are three of my faves from the current IB&C!) That glorious ribbon is the organza ribbon from the IB&C. It's very luxurious! The base of both boxes is Riding Hood Red card stock.
The saying on the label is from - what else?? :D - SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP. I really like the simplicity of these boxes! I let the DSP and the ribbon do all the decorating work, and used ONE stamp. :)
If you'd like to continue looking at previous projects I've shared, please click on the following links. It will ONLY take you to their photos; you'll have to browse the last month's entries to find out details. :)
CLICK HERE for an Advanced Techniques card.
CLICK HERE for a pretty pink birthday card.
CLICK HERE for what I think is my favorite card I've designed with this set!
CLICK HERE for a great Real Red card.
Woah, that's a LOT of reading today! :D I hope you've enjoyed the SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP samples you've seen here. I'd love to see anything you do with it!
Now, for the BLOG CANDY! :D Enter by Friday, May 22, at midnight; tell me what your favorite sample you've looked at ON MY BLOG! is. And why is always good! :) Over the weekend, I'll use random.org to pick one of you to WIN! (I hope you'll keep coming back, anyway....:D)
OK! Now it's YOUR turn to talk! And then, PLEASE, go take the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This tour features 24 blogs!
Don’t forget to bookmark your favorite blogs as the links that make up this tour will disappear at midnight on May 16th.
If this is your first visit to my blog, WELCOME! My name is Lori Stilger, and I've been a demonstrator since 2000. I LOVE what I do, and I love to teach you how to use your stamps and paper - my goal is to show you things you feel comfortable duplicating at home - or encourage you to ask your own demonstrator how to do what I've shown (or come to one of my classes! :D) If you see anything that you want more information about, PLEASE ask me!! I love to feel useful! LOL!
My featured stamp set today is SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP, item #113397, shown on page 92 of the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. I LOVE this stamp set - as a matter of fact, if you come back on Monday, I'll have one more project to show you and a clickable list of photos of projects I've already shown, all done with this stamp set! :) I encourage you to bookmark my blog, and come back often - I try to make sure to post five days a week, and that adds up to lots of ideas! :) (Click on any photo to enlarge it!)
Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White Craft
This is the final sample for today - and I LOVE it. :) It's very simple to do, but I think it's pretty stunning - if I do say so myself. :D
Grab your favorite cup of joe & enjoy the tour
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I designed this one JUST to share with you! It's getting warmer here, no rain today!! So I think it's the natural "Summer's coming!" feeling! :D I hope you enjoy the card!
Card stock: Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink: White craft
Stamp set: Celebrate Everything!
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Blossom Die, 2-Way Glue Pen, Scallop Edge Punch
SO easy, so summery! :D It would be fun to use that Flower Blossom Die for a themed party! :)
Consider this YOUR card, my friend! I am SO glad you're here with me!!! My friends mean SO MUCH to me!!!!
OK, I'm off - another busy day. :) I hope you have a wonderful day, full of good things - and that you take the time to STAMP something! :D Don't forget the blog tour Friday and Saturday!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Today, I'm going to give you two REALLY basic, simple layouts that feature Designer Series Paper. To change the look and feel of the cards, change the colors and/or the DSP! Both of these cards are monochromatic, but it would be really easy to change it all around! :)
Card stocks: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Stamp set: Oval All
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Pacific Point DSP, scallop oval punch, eyelet border punch
Do you see what I mean? You really can't get much easier than this!
Card stocks: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink: White craft
Stamp set: Close as a Memory
Accessories: Walk in the Park DSP, embossing buddy, heat tool, white embossing powder
Again, so simple but SO elegant. We used Basic Gray ink on the inside, and stamped the long verse from the stamp set inside, then off-stamped the flowers and stamped it lightly over the verse. It's very subtle, but not morbid!
OK. I'm off here for tonight! :D Mom's birthday and Mother's Day cards are done - her birthday is two days after Mother's Day this year - and I can't wait to show you what I made her! (Can't show you before Sunday, because she checks the blog out sometimes!:D)
I got more new toys today, too - and am planning some fun things with the one I've been waiting on. Don't forget that NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY are the next blog tour!
Some people aren't sure that the blog tours are a good thing - "Why do you want to give your customers access to someone else? You're going to lose them!" But I totally disagree! The more I think about it, the more I realize that my stamping style is definitely not some of yours, or my regular customers'. But I trust that, when you see something you want to know more about, you'll ask me. I have faith that you know ME, and when you're excited about learning something new, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
So. I'll be back sometime on Thursday (when I know what to post!:D), but I hope YOU will also take the time to STAMP SOMETHING before I am! :D Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Both techniques are from TECHNIQUE JUNKIES - tell Pat I said HI if you decide to sign up with her! This first one is called CHALK LINES, and is from the April/May '09 newsletter. Super-simple to do, great look!
Card stock: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Stamp set: Forest Friends
Accessories: ruler, Stampin' Pastels
This second is called ALTERED DP; another fun, easy one, also from the current newsletter!
Card stocks: Baja breeze (IN COLOR), Basic Gray, Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Inks: Basic Gray, Cameo Coral - both classic and CRAFT
Stamp set: Simple Friendship
Accessories: white paint, water, paint brushes, clear embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, eyelet border punch
OK. I'm gonna go work on my newsletter.