Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I've got to make more of these in the future. I gave mine away already : ).
Supplies: Bella Rose DSP, Tangerine Tango & Baja Breeze CS, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Baja Breeze, and Real Red ink (I used Stampin' Write markers along with an ink pad to get the multicolor leaves).
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This is another of the cards that I created for an auction at church. I came across this stamp at a local craft store and just HAD to have it. I love that "curly" tree so much! This was my first time experimenting with my Stampin' Write markers. I would LOVE to have all of these someday, but for now I will pick up a few here and there as I go. They are only $3.25 a piece and come in nearly every Stampin' Up color.
For this card, I inked the upper part of my stamp with my Chocolate Chip ink pad. I used a moist q-tip to remove it from the areas I wanted a different color. I used my Real Red and Really Rust markers to color in other areas of the stamp. Then I "huffed" breath on the stamp to make sure all of the ink was good and moist, and stamped.
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Tangerine Tango CS, Baja Breeze CS, (the orange polka dot strip was something I found in my old craft stash)
Ribbon: Baja Breeze
Monday, September 22, 2008
I used Chocolate Chip cardstock as my card base. I used the new Scalloped Edge punch to create the Whisper White border at the bottom. I paper peirced along where the Chocolate Chip and Whisper White meet. I used the "Flight of the Butterfly" set with a sentiment from "Best Yet" (this is a Level 1 hostess set--you could earn it for free!). I used the Kiwi Kiss paper from the Bella Rose DSP, along with Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss cardstock. Some Baja Breeze cardstock finished the whole thing off!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I totally love this card. I'm not sure how well it would mail because of the bulky parts, but I plan on doing more of these for my local friends and neighbors.
I used Tangerine Tango cardstock as the base of the card and covered it with Kiwi Kiss DSP. I used Baja Breeze (still my favorite color) for the tag part of the card. I layered whisper white cardstock on top of that and stamped "Upsy Daisy" in Kiwi Kiss along with one of the butterflies from "Flight of the Butterfly" in Baja Breeze. I embossed the butterfly with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is also from the "Upsy Daisy" set. I stamped it in Riding Hood Red. I used my circle punches to create the pull at the top of the card and tied some Kiwi Kiss Ribbon onto the jumbo eyelet. For the front, I added two buttons from the Button Bouquet--first I ran some orange thread through the holes (the thread was just something I found in my craft stash).
Give it a try! It's worth the effort!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
For this card, I started with a Kraft CS base. I used Baja Breeze for the background (my new favorite color). I stamped the tree in Versamark ink on Kraft cardstock. I added a strip of Kiwi Kiss DSP and stamped the sentiment in Baja Breeze on Pink Pirouette CS. I did the flowers about three different ways before I settled on one. I stamped them in Pink Pirouette ink on Whisper White cardstock an cut them out (punching them out with a circle punch looks really cute too). I added some rhinestone accents, silver brads, and Baja Breeze ribbon. I can't wait to play some more with this set--so versatile!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Papers: Kiwi Kiss DSP, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White CS. Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White Craft, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Ribbon: Chocolate Chip
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I used "Birds Galore" by Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment and corner flourishes are from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the bird image on Kiwi Kiss with Whisper White craft ink. I sponged some Regal Rose chalk on the flowers and bird. I added some Rose Red chalk to the bird's belly. I did faux stitching around the Kiwi Kiss layer. I popped the bird up on dimensionals and added some sticky rhinestones.
Here's to tomorrow!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
To make the bows fuller, I made two three loop bows and stacked them on top of each other. I learned how to make bows just by reading tutorials online. If you have girls and you haven't tried it, give it a whirl! SU ribbon is fabulous, and their rolls are so generous that you can make bows like these with plenty left over for you paper crafting : ).
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The first time I saw this set I immediately thought of placing rhinestones in the centers of the snowflakes. I used Chocolate chip cardstock and ribbon, Kiwi Kiss CS, and Riding Hood Red CS. The paper at the top is from the new Holiday Treasures DSP (sooooo gorgeous!). I stamped a snowflake in the lower right corner of the Kiwi Kiss layer using Versamark ink. The tree and sentiment are stamped using Whisper White craft ink.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The paper, the chipboard, and most of the rub-ons are from "Laundry Line" by My Minds Eye. The papers were gorgeous and glittery--I just couldn't resist them! It was fun. Now I have to hang on to this card for a little bit until I'll feel ready to part with it!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I just got the Say it With Scallops stamp set today and immediately thought of using the flowers on this stamp as the "pop" of color on this card. This was a quick one, I really like the way it turned out, especially because I never would have used this color combo all on my own:
I embossed the basic gray layer in clear embossing powder with a stamp from Hero Arts. I popped the center square up on dimensionals, which you can't see in the photo. Then I added some "gems" from my local craft store. Voila!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I embossed the butterfly and flower images with clear embossing powder. I popped the butterfly wings up on dimensionals. The little flower in the center is from the same set. I used the "Sweet Celebrations" set to create the words around the flower (using white craft ink). I also paper peirced the brown and orange layers around the flower. The brown polka dot paper is from the brand new "Bella Rose" DSP. Thanks for the challenge Taylor! It was fun!
Friday, August 15, 2008
I painted the pot and stamped it with brown craft ink (I don't know what brand) and Whisper White Craft ink. The stamp set was one of the $1 sets from Michaels. I love the little baby face and teddy bear!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
The dimensions I ended up with were 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. I used Night of Navy cardstock, Bella Rose DSP (the green with white dots), and white taffeta ribbon. I also used some Doodlebug rub-ons to put her name on the front and the card amount on the inside.
This week is her baby shower (and another for my neighbor, Stacey). I'm excited to do a cupcake bouquet for each of the showers. I've seen it done, but this will be my first try. I've painted and stamped a pot to use too, so I'll post on here afterwards so you can see how it turns out!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Cardstock: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Summer Sun Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Stamps: Short and Sweet, Dreams Du Jour Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I did the butterflies and the central image with this same technique. Then I covered each with a coating of Crystal Effects to give them some shine. I added a little sticky rhinestone in the center. Do you like the scalloped edge? It was made using the brand new scalloped edge punch from the new catalog (it is fabulous and super quick!)
The card background is made using the brand new In Colors and Bella Rose DSP. Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point DSP: Bella Rose Ribbon: White taffeta
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Isn't it cute? They also had a matching supply tote. But, I resisted!
After Momento Mall we sat down to swap cards and check out the new catalog. Then we browsed the display boards. Here are some of the beautiful things on display:
Then we took off and hit some craft stores. We went to 5 different stores by the time the day was over! In the afternoon we got to tour the Stampin' Up facilty. Throughout the building there were some beautiful projects on display, many of which I have seen in past publications:Sorry it's sideways! I'm too lazy to edit it right now!
Do you see the frogs in the boquet? Sooooo Cute!
It was a great day! I am inspired! I hope you feel it too!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
My color combo was inspired by the new Simply Sent kit "Flower Power" which will be available in the new catalog coming out August 11th. This stamp set will be in it too. It's called "Dreams Du Jour" and I love, love, love it!
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss DSP: Bella Rose
I would love to teach you how to create this faux metal effect. Just contact me!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
My favorite stamping product lately is the Versamark pad. Sooooo awesome! I used the Versamark pad along with a background stamp to create the flowered background on the card. I love that the Versamark pad can create this "tone on tone" look. It saves me from having to have ink in every single color!
For the main image, I stamped it three times. Twice in Close to Cocoa, and once in PTI's Spring Moss. I cut out several of the Spring Moss leaves and adhered them to the image. I cut the bird out and popped him up on dimensionals.
Cardstock: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White Paper: PTI's Everyday Blessings Ink: Close to Cocoa, Spring Moss Ribbon: PTI's Spring Moss satin ribbon Stamps: Birds Galore (Inkadinkado) and PTI's Mixed Messages
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
All of these items will be available in the new catalog, along with many, many more! I can't wait!
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White DSP: Bella Rose (the rose at the top of the card is cut from this paper and covered in Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter) Ribbon: Chocolate Chip grosgrain Stamps: Heard From the Heart Punches: 3/4" Circle punch