December 20, 2007
I'm feeling a lot better! Thank you for all your get well wishes and kind thoughts! It really makes a person feel good!
I made a couple cards last night using a stamp set from the Holiday mini that made it into the Spring/summer Catalog. I'm so glad it made it...I bought this set, but never made a card or anything with it. So now I get to play with it some more!
The first card is the sketch challenge over at SCS. I usually need some help (sketches, casing, things like that) to get me started and then after that I'm usually good to go and create on my own. This card started out with the intentions of using masking...but I didnt like the way it looked...I think I need to use a neutral instead of just doing it on the River Rock CS. But I need to order some...I'm REALLY low on my neutrals. So instead of redo-ing the whole card...I just covered it up with the punched images. Hope you like it.
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Ruby Red, River Rock, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and very Vanilla
Ink: Blue Bayou, Ruby Red and River Rock
Accessories: Soft Sky DS Ribbon
I CASEd this card from the Stampin' Success (a magazine demonstrators get from Stampin' Up). I changed the color combos, the stamps used and I scalloped the bottom of the card. I finally got that down, so now it actually looks like a scalloped edge! At first I didn't like it, but it grew on me once I stared at it for a while. LOL.
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Really Rust, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla
Ink: Really Rust, Old Olive markers and Soft Sky Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, Scallop punch, 1 1/4 circle Punch and corner rounder.
Hope you enjoyed my cards! Thanks for stopping by!
December 14, 2007
Anyways....hopefully I'll get some stamping done...I miss it!
December 10, 2007
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109198 Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms
109199 Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2
109197 Accents & Elements Tagged
100700 Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11
105385 Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104520 Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11
104517 Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11
105382 Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11
105392 Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104510 Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11
104513 Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11
105388 Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11
105067 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I
105068 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II
108798 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White
107246 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft
105747 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large
105748 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided
105744 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small
105749 Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo
105734 Boxes Stamp & Supply Large
105746 Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium
105745 Boxes Stamp & Supply Small
101052 Brayer Attachment Foam
107293 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium
109149 Designer Series Paper Brocade Background
109161 Designer Series Paper Cerise
109162 Designer Series Paper Charbon
109155 Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley
109152 Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles
109150 Designer Series Paper Dashing
108503 Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys
109156 Designer Series Paper Linen Prints
109147 Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2
109148 Designer Series Paper Outlaw
109158 Designer Series Paper Uptown
109157 Designer Series Paper Wintergreen
107285 Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large
107284 Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large
107296 Envelopes Shimmery White Medium
107287 Envelopes Square Vellum Large
107310 Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini
107294 Envelopes Vellum Medium
107290 Envelopes Very Vanilla Large
107291 Envelopes Whisper White Large
101016 Eyelet Tool Kit
105317 Eyelets Bold Brights II
105379 Eyelets Silver
105315 Eyelets Soft Subtles II
107282 Fancy Fibers Bella
107283 Fancy Fibers Elizabeth
103352 Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red
103349 Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine
106650 Greeting Glue
102620 Liquid Glue
103145 Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11
104523 Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11
103598 Paper Vellum 12x12
105543 Pastel Refills Bold Brights
105544 Pastel Refills Earth Elements
105547 Pastel Refills Neutrals
105545 Pastel Refills Rich Regals
105546 Pastel Refills Soft Subtles
105962 Perfect Layers Tool
104184 Post Extenders
106522 Punch Spring Bouquet Flower
109722 Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1
109611 Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3
109596 Simply Scrappin' Out & About
109626 Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors
109649 Simply Scrappin' Round Up
109635 Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden
109663 Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright
107415 Simply Sent Friendship Shapes
109230 Simply Sent Happy Day
105580 Spectrum Pad Blue Frost
101492 Spectrum Pad Celebration
105579 Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy
101336 Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch
100000 Spectrum Pad Un-inked
103953 Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill
104432 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing
101460 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White
102391 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing
103017 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White
103151 Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights
105677 Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown
105676 Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black
105675 Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue
105674 Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green
105673 Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple
105672 Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink
105671 Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red
105670 Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow
103174 Stampin' Pastel Applicators
100852 Stampin' Pastel Erasers
100081 Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray
100945 StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown
103088 StazOn Pad Timber Brown
107235 Tag Sheets Bold Brights
107239 Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft
107236 Tag Sheets Earth Elements
107240 Tag Sheets Kraft
107237 Tag Sheets Rich Regals
107238 Tag Sheets Soft Subtles
100894 Watercolor Brush Flat
101551 Watercolor Brush Medium
101331 Watercolor Brush Small
105395 Wire Works Metallic
105652 Wrapping Paper Whisper White
109812 All about Birthdays*
109690 All about Christmas*
109812 All about Gratitude*
109676 Autumn Dots
107481 Butterflies & Blossoms
100267 Happy Jacks
107563 Ho Ho Ho
104312 Hot to Dot
104279 Leaf Prints
106062 Leaves Awash*
107479 Rough around the Edges*
101927 Snowman Fun
105521 Spooky Skyline*
107480 True Hearts
105033 Wings & Things
* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels
December 7, 2007
December 2, 2007
I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for Christmas cards. I think I might stick with this one. Not a whole lot of coloring and it's pretty simple. I think I'll go play a little more and make up my mind then. :)
Stamps: Wishing you Cheer
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Basic Gray
November 30, 2007
November 29, 2007
November 26, 2007
November 11, 2007
I made this for my BIL who is in the hospital...we are supposed to go see him today. As for masculine sets...I think this is my only one remotely close...which is good because I finally used this set after ordering it a couple months ago. Yes, I've "played" with it...stamping images, but never actually putting a card together. So I hope you like it. It looks better in real life though. Well at least I think so.
In the bottom right hand corner is where I heat embossed "So Sorry" in Clear EP...maybe I should have used a different color. Hmmm....oh well too late now.
Hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe: (All supplies Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted).
Stamps: Wanted, Sanded and Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and very vanilla
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and VersaMark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals and Heat Tool
November 10, 2007
Stamps: Sanded, Big Bold Birthday and Polka Dots and Paisley
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip Classic
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
November 9, 2007
1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
I would choose assorted emblellishments...I have TONS of paper! Usually if I go to a store to buy embellishments I usually end up buying paper instead.
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?
Stamps! You can do a lot more with stamps!
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do?
I'm going to have to say layouts...maybe that would help me catch up on my scrapbooking!
4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home...
I'd rather have my scrapbooking room...that way when I want MY time I can have my time! :)
5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style? I don't know what you would call it! Simple I guess. I really like the distressing type stuff though, but never really do it on my cards or anything.
Here are the rules…………..Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions……….make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging….Thanks!!
I am tagging:
3) Gina P
4) Mama Erne
November 7, 2007
October 26, 2007
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Barely Banana, Blue Bayou, Bravo burgandy and Very Vanilla
Inks: Blue Bayou, Bravo Burgandy and Barely Banana
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals and Sponges
Stamps: Bundle of Joy
Paper: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla,
Water Color Paper and Certainly Celery Prints
Inks: Basic Gray
Accessories: Light Table, Empressor Stylus,
Punches Plus CBT (Classy brass Template), Soft Subtle Brads,
Moss Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Pastels and Stampin Dimensionals
Stamps: Season of Joy and So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Bordering Blue, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive and very Vanilla
Inks: Bordering Blue, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive and So saffron Markers,
Bordering Blue Classic Ink
Accessories: Blue Bayou DS Ribbon, Crafters Tool Kit, and Tag Corner Punch
I hope you enjoy them.
I have trouble lining everything up the way I want it to when I post...so sorry for all the spacing and small fonts and everything else! Thanks for stopping by!
October 13, 2007
October 8, 2007
October 2, 2007
September 19, 2007
September 17, 2007
September 9, 2007
I started with watercolor (WC) paper and the flowers, from the hostess set Oh, So Lovely and watercolored with my Stampin' Up markers (More mustard, Ruby Red and Always Artichoke). First time using markers to watercolor! I mounted the WC paper on More Mustard and then added a strip of Ruby Red behind that. Before I glued that down, I used my new wheel Rough Texture with Always Artichoke ink and made the base of my card. I then took a scrap of Ruby Red and placed some Always Artichoke brads on the side. Then I took So Many Sayings, another hostess set and inked just the line of words I needed with my Always Artichoke marker and stamped it on the ruby red! And glued everything down!
Sorry, if none of that made any sense! I'm tired, but wanted to get something new on my blog before I went to bed! Thanks for looking and I hope you like it as much as me!
August 31, 2007
Here's the card:
My scanner isn't the best! But you get the idea! I need to get a digital!
I don't use Pick a Petal a lot...infact I think this is my second time actually finishing a project with it. I started with my base, Basic Gray measured at 5x5. I stamped both circles in versaMark onto the Basic Gray then added a piece of Designer Paper from Brocade Backgrounds, which was glued down and then I faux stitched the edges (first time doing that too). Then I stamped the petals in Ruby Red and Mellow Moss and cut them out. I also stamped the circle with the dots in it in mellow moss on River Rock card stock and punched it out with my 3/4" circle punch. Then I stamped it again on ruby red and cut it out and layered it with the river rock piece using dimensionals. Before adhering that to the page I then added the ribbon and the pewter hodgepodge hardware. The saying under the hardware is from the Vases in Vogue set and uses only part of the stamp "a flower for you". Then I adhered the flower petals and that was that! Pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out! Thanks for looking!
Supplies at a quick glance:
Stamps: Pick a petal and Vases in Vogue
Paper: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla and Brocade Background DP
Ink: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red and VersaMark
Accessories: Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, and hodgepodge hardware Pewter, oh and dimensionals.
August 28, 2007
August 24, 2007
I hadn't used the Polka dots and Paisleys set in a while, so I wanted to do something with that.
First I made my card base (4 1/4 X 5 1/2) out of Bravo Burgandy. Then I took the polka dot stamp and inked it in Sage Shadow and stamped it on my Sage Shadow CS (4 1/4 X 3). I also distressed the top edge of the stamped cardstock.
For the main image, I took Very Vanilla CS and stamped the paisley stamp randomly in Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel and Bravo Burgandy. Then I sponged the edges in Creamy Caramel. Next, I took my Creamy Caramel CS (5 X 2 1/4") and distressed the edges with my scissors, then matted the Very Vanilla. I also, popped up the focal image with Stampin Dimensionals.
I didn't have an oval punch, so I used and oval sticker and traced it and cut it out. I inked "Happy" in Bravo Burgandy and stamped it on my Very Vanilla oval. I then inked the edges of the oval in Creamy Caramel. I also, popped the oval with Stampin' Dimensionals (just on the right side).
Hope I didn't make the instructions confusing! I never know how to word everything. :) Hope you enjoy it! I really like this one...love the colors.
August 22, 2007
August 21, 2007
August 19, 2007
Stamps: Define Your Life and All about Occassions
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock and Le Jardin Designer Series
Ink: River Rock and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch and Spiral Punch, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Purely Pomegranate Double stitched ribbon and Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler.
August 17, 2007
August 15, 2007
August 11, 2007
Stamped Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!
August 8, 2007
August 6, 2007
This is a Make & Take (M&T) I am making for my first workshop. She wanted scrapbooking which is wonderful! The hard thing I ran into was making it masculine. She has boys and I have all girls! So I didn't really have any masculine stamps. She pointed out the scrapbook page on 86 and said she really liked the layout. So I just changed the stamp sets and some of the paper. But I feel like it's missing something though. HMMM....
Stamps: Stamp of Authenticity
Paper: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy
Accessories: Staples, Silver Brads and Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamped Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!
This is another scrapbook page I'll be demonstrating. She also pointed out the scrapbook page on page 88. I didn't have those stamp sets yet either...but have been wanting them...so I put in a quick order, but if they aren't here by the time my workshop is (Saturday) I'll just stick to this one.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: River Rock, Chocolate Chip and Baroque Backgound designer paper
Ink: River Rock and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Photo corner Punch, Silver Brads and Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals
I need to make a card too, but I might just do a box or something.
August 4, 2007
August 3, 2007
I finished this card yesterday, just haven't had time to post it!
Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Almost Amethyst (Prints Designer) and Regal Rose
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals
August 2, 2007
July 31, 2007
This is a 6x6 layout of my daughter...if you know her she loves her Care Bears or any stuffed animal for that matter! Ever since she was about 18 months she lined everything in a row! If something wasn't facing the right way she'd have to move it so it was facing the right way. She is still like that to this day! She makes me laugh! I love her so much!
The colors were really hard for me to work with...too much color in the photo, but didn't want to make it a black and white and take a way from the colors of the Care Bears. I used Always Artichoke and Blush Blossom. I used the slit punch to make the scalloped edges (Blush Blossom) and then I stamped the definition of delight from Define Your Life stamp set in VersaMark and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing powder. The title is from the Happiness Background stamp stamped in Always Artichoke and cut out. I love both of these stamp sets!
July 15, 2007
July 3, 2007
June 28, 2007
I should be getting my pre-view order tomorrow, so once I make some cards or whatever with the new stuff I'll post them here so you'll have an idea of whats in the catalog!
June 26, 2007
June 19, 2007
Do I ever need some stamps with sayings! I didn't have a single stamp set for Fathers Day and nothing masculine! So this is what I had to do for Fathers Day! I used Brocade Blue CS (cardstock) for the base of the card. Old Olive for the second layer stamped with the paisley stamp from Fresh Fillers stamped in old olive classic ink. "memo" stamp is from Office Accoutrement from the Spring Mini Catalog. I also used "happy" from Polka Dots & Paisleys which is also from the Spring Mini. Lastly I stamped out "FATHERS DAY" with Rough Edges Alphabet.