Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Stamping Room

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!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

On Your Birthday

I thought this was a fun card.  It uses the Elegant Lines embossing folder and flowers from the Big Shot die Blossom Party.  The stamp set is On Your Birthday

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Love & Care

Love & Care is a level 2 Hostess set in the Summer Mini Catalog.  This was a fast and easy card.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Strength & Hope

My downline, Tracy, designed this card.  She used the Strength & Hope stamp set.  Stampin' Up! is donating $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This was one of my favorite cards from the swap.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pinwheel Swap

This lovely card was designed by Christyann Rothmel.  Start with 2 squares 2 3/4" by 2 3/4".  Place one square with the corners at 12 and six o'clock.  The other is attached on top with the top and bottom edges horizontal.  Alternate DSP 1 1/4" squares and attach on the base.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shoebox Swap

This card utilizes the DSP Beyond the Garden found in the Summer Mini Catalog.  The background was embossed first using Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The 2 flowers in the front have a pearl in the center.  I am sorry I do not know who designed this beautiful card, I did enjoy making it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shoebox Swap

This is one card made at the shoebox swap.  I am sorry I  did not get the name of the person who created it. I thought it was cute and simple and it reminded me of another sign that spring is finally here!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shoebox Swap and more Fabulous Florets

Saturday I attended a shoebox swap in Nashua.  I demonstrated this card which features the technique polished stone and the bow made with a brad.  I CASE'd this card from Mary Brown aka Stamper Camper's Corner.  She is a talented stamper whose style I just love- simple and with many layers.

My water colored Fabulous Florets in Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, and Bashful Blue was voted the prettiest card!  I was so pleased.

Stamp Set- Fabulous Florets
Ink- Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Stazon, Wild Wasabi
Paper- Whisper White, Glossy, Daffodil Delight
Accessories- Brad, Reinkers, Daffodil Delight Ribbon

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Touch Of Kindness

This is another stamp set I am loving- Touch of Kindness.  I think it is so cute and again it reminds me that spring is here (???- in New Hampshire one never knows!)  I used Dimensionals to pop up the cat and butterfly.

Stamp Set- Touch of Kindness
Ink- Stazon Black
Paper- Whisper White, pacific Point
Accessories- Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Watercolor Pencils, Blender pen, Dimentionals

Thursday, May 5, 2011

More, More, More

I used the Color Combinations from the Splitcoast Stamper's Tuesday Challenge.  I would never have thought to use Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery.  I stamped on Watercolor Paper with Stazon Black.  Then I colored in using markers and went over it with an Aqua Painter for a watercolor effect.  I mounted it on Certainly Celery paper then on an embossed piece of Baja Breeze.  My card base was Certainly Celery.  After I attached some ribbon, I thought it was too plain, so I made two more flowers, cut them out, and attached using Dimensionals.

Stamp Set- Fabulous Florets
Ink- Stazon Black
Paper- Watercolor, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Accessories- Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Markers (Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue), Aqua Painter

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More fabulous Florets

This was a card I received from my one of my downline, Tracy.  She always does such nice work.  She heat embossed the flowers using Gold Embossing powder.  She did some sponging using Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  I love how she made multiple scalloped layers.  Great job Tracy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Fabulous Florets from the Summer Mini Catalog is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  Maybe it is because I am using all springy color combinations. Whatever the reason, I know I am having fun playing with this stamp set.  Isn't that what stamping is all about?

I used the technique of Ink Embossing.  I inked up the recessed side of the embossing folder with Crumb Cake then placed Very Vanilla paper in it.  It gives it a nice antiqued effect with little work.  I did not have any  Melon Mambo ribbon.  Instead I used white and colored it using a Melon Mambo marker.

Stamp Set- Fabulous Florets
Paper- Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Ink- Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Accessories- Antique Brad, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder