Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
The picture does not do this card justice. There are Mica Flakes on the tree that make it sparkle.
Stamp Set- Christmas Lodge, En Francais
Paper- Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink- Always Artichoke, Black Stazon, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Mica Flakes, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I unmounted the letters and was able to mount all 3 letters on an acrylic block to spell joy. It was easy to organize spacing and make the letters level prior to stamping. Once I got them just right, I could stamp joy as many times as wanted and each time the letters were perfect. I am loving the acrylic blocks!
Stamp Sets- Stitched Stockings, Lovely Letters
Paper- Marina Mist, Silver, Whisper White
Ink- Marina Mist, VersaMark
Accessories- Silver Embossing Powder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Rhinestone, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Baker's Twine
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Stamp Sets- 25 & Counting
CS- Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, early Espresso, Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Accessories- Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, Various punches, Rhinestones, Mini Jingle Bells, Stitched Felt
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Stamps- Christmas Lodge, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS- Cherry Cobbler
Ink- Cherry Cobbler
Accessories- Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon, Modern Label and Word Window Punches
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The second card was done by Amy Fecteau who was my roommate at Convention 2010. We participated in the same swap. Her card base is embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder. She also added a decorative antique brad.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Stamp Sets- Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel, Curvy Verses
CS- Marina Mist, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral
Ink- Basic Black, Marina Mist
Accessories- Clothespins, Pearls, White Baker's Twine, Chipboard
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I love Halloween and had so much fun making this! I started with a frame I purchased from a major large box store. Using the insert from the frame as my template, I cut out various pieces of DSP that I already had to use as background paper. I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet and my Big Shot to cut out the letters from chipboard. I covered each letter with Basic Black card stock, some of which I embossed using embossing folders. I used various punches to decorate each letter and Voila! my latest Halloween project.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
As soon as I saw this stamp set in the new Holiday Mini Catalog (p. 19), I knew I had to have it. I enjoyed coloring it in. I have always had difficulty brayering the sky yet wanted the background to be sky like. I used sponges! It was so easy to do and I got the effect that I wanted. I first sponged Tempting Turquoise then sponged Not Quite Navy part way down. I made sure my edges were a bit darker.
I also made a faux button. I cut 5 buttons using the Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die. I carefully glued them on top of each other lining up the button holes. Next I used Crystal Effects over the top and let dry on a piece of wax paper. When dry, I used linen thread.
Stamp Set: Always Thankful
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Regal DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Crystal Effects
Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Box 4 uses the chipboard cloud from the previous box covered with Whisper White card stock cut using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border cut in half. Again, the 2011- 2012 In Colors were used.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
This idea is not original, however, I apologize to the creative person who thought of this. I found the idea on SplitcoastStampers.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Stamps- Raining Flowers, It's Your Day
CS- Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink- Old Olive, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
Accessories- II Ruffled Ribbon, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, stampler
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
At Convention, Stampin' Up! has a lot of display boards set up arranged with cards and other projects demonstrators have submitted through out the year. They are arranged by color and there are thousands of cards displayed for inspiration. Everyone takes lots of pictures to take home the fabulous ideas. This year, my bee hive card was up there. I was so proud! This is the second year in a row i have had a card on display at Convention.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
CS- Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories- Wisteria Wonder ribbon, Pearls, Framed Tulips embossing folder
Friday, July 15, 2011
I am in Salt Lake City at Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention. This is my 8th Convention and I have lots of great and special swaps to share with you when I get back Sunday night. It is a wonderful experience and one that I look forward to each year. I will share more with you later. Until Sunday night!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
CS- Pool Party, Black, Whisper White
Ink- Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Accessories- Embossing Folders: Perfect Polka Dot and Vintage Wallpaper
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Stamp sets- Sincere Salutations, Posy Punch
CS- Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink- Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Accessories- Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Fancy Flower Punch
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Stamp Set- Snow Much Fun
Ink- Soft Suede
CS- Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade DSP, Confetti Cream
Accessories- Poppy Parade re-inker: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard watercolor crayons; Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Stamps- Snow Much Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS- Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories- Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Punches
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I disliked the original picture so decided that I would change it out once my computer was repaired. After I did that, I lost all of the previous posting!!! Oh well...... I made this shadow box as my swap for the Dinner and Holiday Swap that is this Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00. This is the first unofficial event of Stampin' Up!'s Convention in Salt Lake City for me. We had to choose a holiday other than Christmas and make a card or 3-D project. Most people will chose non-traditional holidays such as Dictionary Day (in October I believe) or Penguin Awareness Day (January 20th). Since Halloween is my favorite non-religious holiday (I consider it a day of harmless fun), I chose it for my swap.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Between my workspace still not together and finishing up the school year, I have not done much stamping nor blogging. School gets out this Friday. One of the first things I want to do is post to my blog. See you this weekend!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
When making this card, I tried a couple of different color combinations. The lighter colors just did not have the pop that I thought this card should have. I used my brayer and added Crumb Cake ink to the flat inside of the Flower Garden embossing folder. Next I took Very Vanilla card stock and ran it through my Big Shot. I trimmed it and mounted it on Crumb Cake. I used a piece of Poppy Parade DSP and mounted it on a card base of Crumb Cake. I stamped the butterflies in Poppy Parade, cut them out, and added pearls.
I made a little banner with happy birthday stamped on it, cut the ends in a "V", then added a pearl. I attached the butterflies with Dimensionals. The wonderful thing about this stamp set is Stampin' Up! is donating $2 for every set sold to Breast Cancer Research!
Stamp Set: Strength & Hope
Ink: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, DSP from the In Color Assortment
Accessories: Flower Garden embossing folder, Pearls, Dimensionals
Sunday, May 29, 2011
After much thought and discussion, I am switching rooms with my husband. I have out grown my beautiful but little stamping room. We have hired movers to help us switch out the rooms. I am now packing everything in anticipation. I hope to be stamping again by midweek. When my room is done, I will post pictures. Hope to post soon!