December 26, 2008
My oldest daughter, Katryce (Kat) loves the cat (honey) in the picture. I swear that cat knows when Katryce is coming, 'cause when we start down my parents driveway the cat starts walking towards the vehicle and waits for Katryce to get out. They are such a good pair! Honey is really loving and patient with kids.
I had to scrap these pictures before Katryce got a hold of them. Once she gets a hold of them she'll cut the "extras" out and make a card or something out of them. which she did with the other ones I was going to scrapbook. :)
I'm a little drained so sorry if I'm not making any sense. LOL!
About the page:
I got the color combo off of a magazine cover. Creating Keepsakes I think it was not sure what issuse though. The colors are: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Really Rust and Summer Sun. I used Boho Backgrounds Stamp Set and Big Deal Alphabet. I also used the Boho Blossoms Punch.
Hope you enjoyed my page. I better get ready for work. Thanks for stopping by!
December 25, 2008
December 10, 2008
The retired stamp sets are available through January 18th, 2009. These retired sets are 10% off from December 9th - 23rd.
Retired List-- Numerical
Retired List-- Alphabetical
Prices with the 10% off
From December 9th - December 23rd, 2008, if you place a $70 order you will receive FREE SHIPPING!
Also, from December 1, 2008-January 18th, 2009, if you spend $20 you get 20% off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Catalog Sampler.
I finally got everything moved and I'm almost done unpacking! Once I finish my Christmas gifts I'll post them...well I might wait until after Christmas....but I'll be back soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
November 10, 2008
November 9, 2008
We're almost done moving, so hopefully by the end of the week or the beginning of next week I'll have a project to post. I'll tell you though, with working full time and moving....it's been a task! In our past moves I didn't work, so it was a little easier. Thanks for haning in there.
October 26, 2008
October 17, 2008
I matted the Focal image to another piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock that was also 1/8" bigger than the white. I adhered that over the adhered artichoke piece with dimensionals.
October 15, 2008
October 12, 2008
September 24, 2008
but anyways, hopefully, I 'll get some time to play today/tonight and will be able to post something soon! Thanks for being stopping by!
September 22, 2008
September 20, 2008
September 17, 2008
September 16, 2008
I took the orange rub on from A Perfect Day Rub-ons package. Centered it on my olive button and rubbed with the Popsicle stick until it appears lighter (not sure if that is the right word or not?). Then I added a glue dot to the back of my button and centered it on my So Saffron flower.
September 15, 2008
Here is the card I demonstrated at my Open House. I really liked showing this one, because it shows how messy you can color and it's still looks pretty!! I also loved how it really showed how handy the Stamp-a-ma-jig is! Everyone at my open house that was "new" to stamping thought I just made up the name Stamp-a-ma-jig. It really is something I would have said if I didn't know the name of a product, but I assured them that that was really the name. Lol! I had so much fun at my Open house and wanted to thank everyone for coming!
I learned this technique from a DVD I purchased through Stampin' Up! (demonstrators only). The gal that showed it is Karen Motz. I hope it's okay that I put this on my blog...I assume it is since it's a Workshop WOW. If it's not, please let me know and I will remove it.
Line Stamp Set (I used Bloomin' Beautiful)
Light colored Ink (I used Creamy Caramel)
Dark Colored Ink (I used Chocolate Chip)
1) Ink the main image in your light colored ink and stamp off a couple times onto scrap paper. Then stamp onto your neutral cardstock.
2) Grab your pastels and start "scribbling"/adding color. It will look "ugly" at first.
3) After you are done coloring, ink up your main image again, but this time using a darker color (such as Basic Black or Chocolate Chip).4) Grab your Stamp-a-ma-jig and line up your image sheet with the corner of the black handle (not sure if that's really what it's called, but I guess it works) and stamp your main image.
5) Grab the main image that you colored and line up the image on the image sheet with your colored image and place the black handle up against the image sheet. Be careful not to move your stamped image or it won't line up right.
TIP: If my paper is smaller than the image sheet I stick a little tape to the back to hold it in place (on my grid paper/stamping area).
6) Once you have everything lined up remove the image sheet and ink up your main image in your dark ink. Line up your stamp with the corner of your black handle and stamp down onto your colored image.
7) the darker ink on top of your colored image just pulls all that "scribbled" color together to make a beautiful image!
I hope you enjoyed my first "tutorial"....sorry there aren't any picture and there probably won't be for a while....I think I might be the only one that doesn't have a digital camera yet! I'm so behind on this and it's sort of frustrating! Especially when I'm scanning and creating all the time! Hopefully, I'll have more tutorials for you sooner than later. If there is somehing you would like me to do a tutorial on please let me know.
September 14, 2008
Below are the two Make and Takes we did. I tried to keep them pretty simple because I had didn't know for sure what "level" everyone would be at....am I making any sense? For some reason today, I can't get my words out right. Not even when I'm typing!
The bookmark make and take, I saw on another blog. Can't give a name or a link as I don't remember where I saw it....I just wrote down the measurements when I saw the video (I think I watched it on a video?!) and ran off to make one. I do know that the image part (mine is the "happy" stamp) was black and I changed mine to brown...but I think that's all I changed. I also know that it used the line stamp from the Stamp Set "Live your Dream", but I skipped that part since it's not current.
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour, Fundamental Phrases and Boho backgrounds
Paper: Chocolate Chip, white, riding hood red and pink pirouette
Ink: riding hood red and chocolate chip
Accessories: 1 3/8 Circle and word window punch and crafters tool kit and stampin' Dimensionals
Happy Book mark:
Stamp: It's all good
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, riding hood red, pink pirouette, white and bella rose DSP (Designer Series Paper)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8, 1 1/4 and 1" circle punches
September 10, 2008
I'm so excited about Online ordering! You can now shop with me in the comfort of your own home 24/7. All you have to do is go to my website ----- www.ginaschilling.stampinup.net ----- and click on "SHOP NOW" (it's in the upper right hand corner, below my contact information). Your online orders will ship directly to you.
I browsed through it a little bit and love that they have a link with Specials that are going on and that you can browse through the Stampin' Up! projects. They have a section for Cards, scrapbooking and Paper Crafting & Gifts.
I have placed a link on the top right hand side, so it's easy for you to find...it will take you directly to my website.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment and I will answer them the best I can! Thanks for stopping by.
September 4, 2008
September 3, 2008
I was on the computer when i heard my two girls run up to my husband and say, "Daddy, here this is for you!" and hands him something. He brings it in and this is what it was :
My oldest is always making things (drawing pictures, making cards with me....anything she can get her hands on she turns into something-- did that make sense?). I did not help her at all with this, in fact, I've never even used punches for something other than they were "meant" for. You know to punch out stamps or to "frame" a sentiment or something. Never to make bats, fences, people, animals, cartoons...or anything like that. I think all those things look awesome, but just have never sat down and made anything....so she didn't even get this idea from seeing me. Okay....I'm just a little excited! Can you tell? LOL. I love her creativity! Okay enough I'll let you go...better go monitor now! ;)
If you haven't noticed I like to use sketches or color combos to get me started when I'm in my stamp room. One, because I usually don't get much time without my little ones following me around or wanting to help (yes, I love every second of this...it's just more difficult getting things accomplished)! So I need to speed up my stamping time any way that I can....so I turn to sketches and/or color combos. For this card, I used help with my color combo...haven't played too much with the in colors, so I'm still getting used to them. Stampin' Up!(R) has a color combo chart for the new in colors and I end up using that a lot!! ---------->Click Here<---------- to view the chart.
For some reason, this color combo jumped out at me. Basic gray, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze. I started with white cardstock and stamped the flower image from Wow Flowers randomly in Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze.
I cut a strip of Baja Breeze and punched it with the Scallop Edge Punch. I attached that to the stamped strip of white cardstock and added some wide regal rose ribbon to hide the "seam".
For the sentiment, I stamped the "birthday wishes" in Basic Gray onto the bottom right corner of the Baja Breeze piece and adhered that to the Basic Gray card base.
To finish the card, I stamped the flower image in Basic gray onto Whisper white and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. I matted it with a punch 1 3/8" circle of Baja Breeze and layered that onto a scalloped piece of regal rose. Hope you've enjoyed my card.
August 24, 2008
Last night, I was wanting to use Pacific Point and wondered what other colors people used with it. So I got this bright idea (probably not the first person to do this) to download the HUGE online pdf and search for Pacific Point throught the catalog. You can do this with a stamp set, tools used or anything! hope that makes sense! I'm excited and probably not making much sense! If you have any questions...let me know!
August 23, 2008
The heart, and the two flowers are stamped on seperate cardstock and cut out. I adhered the heart with dimensionals. I tore the bottom of the card and added Pacific Point cardstock to make it sit evenly.
With the Bloom Card, I always have a hard time with watercoloring because the black always bleeds into my image (probably just not waiting long enough for it to dry!) so I fixed that problem by Embossing the images with Black embossing powder. It was so much easier to watercolor! I didn't have to worry about black being in my image.
I'm so glad this set made it into the catalog! I bought it towards the end of the Occassions mini and never really got to show it....so now I will have more time to play with it.
Okay back to the card....You can't see it on the card but, I stamped the Blossom definition in Pink Pirouette at the bottom of the main image. I adhered the main image to Riding Hood Red and set it aside. I grabbed some Kiwi Kiss and tied some Pretty In Pink ribbon (no, it's not white...for some reason thats what my scanner picked up though) around the top and adhered that to the bottom of the card. I stamped "bloom" in chocolate chip and stamped it below the ribbon. Then I adhered the main image with dimensionals. This is my new favorite card and color combo...right now anyway! :) hope you enjoyed my cards!
A friend is someone... Card:
Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Silver Brads, dimensionals and Earth Element Buttons.
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, dimensionals, Pretty In Pink 1/4" grosgrain and blender pens.
August 12, 2008
August 4, 2008
1) This fall online ordering will be available. If you want to order through me in the middle of the night just go to my website (http://www.ginaschilling.stampinup.net/) and you'll be able to do so.
2) Stampin' Up! has partnered with Sizzix! Starting September 2nd you will be able to order the Big Shot in Stampin' Up! exclusive black and exclusive dies. You can cut cardstock, paper, VINYL, chipboard, fabric and so much more.
3) Shelli's Signature Collection, products that may include stamp sets, home decor and accessories which reflect Shelli's personal style.
I can't wait for everything to take off! I'm so happy to be apart of Stampin' Up!
New catalogs should be arriving anywhere from now until August 11th (hopefully by then)!! I can't wait to see what's in that book!!! :) Happy stamping! Thanks for stopping by!
July 25, 2008
On this card I started by punching out the 5 petal flower punch with Riding Hood Red Cardstock. First I stamped the line of flowers from the Stamp Set A Beautiful Thing. I stamped the end flower three times, but in different colors (i'm sure there was an easier way to do this, but at the time I wasn't thinking! LOL) starting with Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss. Mix and matched the little center flowers. I used the flower trio from the Three for you Punch box to punch out the little flowers....
I stamped the solid flower in Tangerine Tango onto white cardstock and cut it out... I inked the lined flower in Riding Hood Red ink and punched the center with a 3/4" circle punch...raised that up with Dimensionals and adhered it to the Tango flower.
After cutting and punching out all the flowers and such, I moved on to the base of the card. I cut a piece of Kiwi Kiss and mounted it towards the bottom of the page. Instead of using DSP for the orange piece on the original card I used a stamped strip of Tangering Tango (stamped with the little flower line).
I adhered everything to the card (look at card for placement) and stamped the "sentiment" in White Craft Ink.
Instead of dry embossing the bottom of the card I paper pierced it.
Hope you like my "version" of the card. thanks for looking!
July 21, 2008
Remember the accessories are on a first come, first serve basis and will Not be restocked once sold out. If you are wanting anything please feel free to call or email me any time. I will keep this list update as supplies run out (in red).
Retired Items NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Accents & Elements Build A Flower
Accents & Elements Lucky Star
Accents & Elements Messenger
Acrylic Graph & Grid
Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
Card Stock Brushed Copper
Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper Azure*
Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
Designer Series Paper Notebook*
Designer Series Paper Olive Press
Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Break
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Fling*
Designer Series Paper Prints Spring Silhouettes
Designer Series Paper Prints Western Sky
Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
Eyelets Bold Brights
Eyelets Earth Elements
Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
Eyelets Rich Regals
Eyelets Soft Subtles
Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
Metallic Art Pencils
On Board Accents
On Board Blossoms & Basic
On Board Ginormous Pieces
On Board Simon Lower
Paper Mulberry White
Punch Box Three For You
Punch Handheld Rectangle
Pure Color Pencils
Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
Ribbon Originals District*
Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
Ribbon Originals Jersey*
Ribbon Originals Sherbert
Ribbon Originals Theater
Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
Rub-Ons Urban West*
Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
Simply Scrappin' Confetti
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
Simply Scrappin' Home Again
Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
Simply Sent Friendly Notes
Simply Sent Simple Delights
Simply Sent Three Thoughts
Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
Stampin' Color Index Labels
Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
Stampin' Kids Markers
July 17, 2008
On the Olive Thank you Card I showed them a technique that Anne (the hostess that month) wanted me to show. I'm not sure what the technique is really called, but we just called it the Watercolor Technique.
I also showed them how to make a Gate Fold Card (tutorial on SCS by Beate). We made an easter card with the new A Good Egg set (the first Easter Set I just fell in love with)!
Olive Thank You Card: All Stampin' Up! supplies
Stamps: Spring Solitude Bundle
Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red DSP (Designer Series Prints), So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, rose red and Old Olive
Accessories: Lg. Oval Punch, Water Color paper and Olive Brad
Easter Gate fold Card: All Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery (inside), White, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip
Ink: So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black (for the little chic)
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Sponge Dauber (for the chic)
July 14, 2008
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I really wanted to play with a new stamp set (Sweet Serendipity) that I haven't had a chance to play with since I bought it. And this is what I came up with. It always helps me when I have either a sketch or a color combo to play with. I get interrupted a lot when I'm stamping, so anything to make it go a little faster is always a plus! :)
I started out with a Taken with Teal base. Added a white layer and a Wild Wasabi layer on top of the white. I wanted to stamp a background, but didn't want to get up to grab one, so I just used what was in the stamp set (the "flower" stamp). Stamped it repeatedly onto Wild Wasabi. I grabbed the True Friend stamp set that was sitting on my desk, and Rock n' Rolled it in Wild Wasabi and Taken with Teal ink. I haven't used my Build a Brads yet so I thought I would add one to my card. I stamped the "circle flower" in Taken with Teal and punched it out with 1/2" circle punch and glued it to the brad and put a "pebble" on top of the punched image. Before adding everything to the card I tied some ribbon around the card. Added the flower image and the sentiment. Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by!
Celebrate Card Recipe:
Stamps: True Friend and Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Taken with Teal, White and Wild Wasabi
Ink: Wild Wasabi and Taken with Teal
Accessories: Build-a-brad and White grosgrain
July 7, 2008
July 5, 2008
Not sure if I'll be showing this one or a different one, but I started working with this one first. I made my focal image (the technique part) first and I made it a smaller piece because i was just practacing...but why let it go to waist so i decided to make a card with it. I got the color combo using the color coach: bordering blue, more mustard, sage shadow and Not quite navy and a little so saffron. I used the stamp set Beautiful Life. Hope you like the card....thanks for stopping by!
July 3, 2008
The "Celebrate..." stamp is from the That's Nice stamp set which was in the 2007 Spring mini catalog. I stamped it in Not Quite Navy onto very vanilla cardstock, inking the edges in creamy caramel. you can't really see it in the photo/scan, but it is layered with not quite navy and Ruby red cardstock. I set that aside and stamped the itty bitty star in Not Quite Navy randomly on the base of the card. The star stamps used on this card (the "a wish for you" and the little star on the base) are from the set In the Stars from the 2008 Occassions Mini. I shouldn't have used this set becasue now I wish I would have ordered it before it was no longer available....oh well...i can just borrow my moms. (THANKS MOM!) :)
I will apologize now for being all over the place....I'm not a morning person and for some reason I got up pretty early this morning and I keep nodding off. so I keep forgetting where I'm at.
I stamped the "a wish for you" star in ruby red and punched it out with the Lg. star punch. I knew this card needed a little more, so I added the close to cocoa crumpled (is that the right word) piece, trying to keep the "aged" look. I then added the vanilla ribbon and it was still missing something, so I added a little strip of ruby red cardstock and slipped it under the ribbon. i sponged that with ink and distressed the edges.
I hope you liked my card. If you have any questions or if i left anything out (remember I keep knodding off) feel free to ask by leaving a comment. thanks for stopping by!
June 25, 2008
Found this list on Splitcoaststampers and thought it would be helpful.
Stamp Sets for Punches
Scallop Circle Punch: Sweet Celebrations, Lovely labels, Taking Care of Business, Punch Pals, Wanted, Priceless, Big Flowers, Big Deal Alphabet, Fabulous Flowers, Ginormous Flowers, Sweet Shapes, It’s Your Birthday, Sincere Salutations, All Holidays, Jumbo Alphabet, Brocade Basics, Baroque Motiffs, So Much Fun, Fun & Fast Notes, On Board Blossom Basics, Life Long Notes Kit, Pinch Proof, Great Grads, Big Flowers, Boho Backgrounds, Frames with a Flourish
Small and Large Tag Punch:Punch Pals, Be Happy, Happy Heart Day, Tagger’s Dozen, Bundled In Love, Taking Care of Business, Dad’s Day
Designer Label Punch: Labelicious, Dad’s Day, Elegant Cheer,
see also 1" circle punch (many of these will fit
Round Tab Punch: Everyday Flexible Phrases, Wonderful Favorites, Celebrate Everything, Totally Tabs, Office Accoutrement, Thanks for Everything, Amazing to Zany, From the Kitchen
1 ¼ and/or 1 3/8 Circle Punch: Simple Delights Kit, Hi & Hello, Polka Dots & petals, Big Flowers, Stamp Of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Think Happy Thoughts, Big Pieces, Seeing Spots, So Happy, Dots are Hot, Brocade basics, Labelicious, Circle of Friendship, Dad’s Day, Circle of Friendship, It’s All Good, Sporting, Life Long Notes Set, Cause for Celebration Hostess, Always, Ahoy Matey, Best kind Of Friend, Just like You, Two Cute, Sweet Celebrations, Perfect Timing, also many of the alphabet sets and number sets
1" Circle Punch: Sending Happy Thoughts, The Snowflake Spot, Perennial Favorites, Polka Dots & Petals, Create a Coupon, Calendar Cues, On Board Blossoms and Basics, Life Long Notes Kit, Enjoy Every Moment, A Beautiful Thing, Taking Care of Business
½" and/or ¾" Circle Punch: Holiday Tag Team, Snow Flurries, Punch Pals, Forever in My Heart, Holiday Blitz, Sweet Thing, Wanted, Star Struck, Little Flowers, Little Pieces, Art By Design, Sweet Celebrations, Enjoy Every Moment, Always, Whimsey Wheel, One of a Kind, Barouqe Motiffs, Mark the Date, Sweet Serendipity, many smaller alphabet sets and number sets
1 ¼" and/or 1 3/8" Square Punch: Simple delights Kit, Forever In My Heart, Be Happy, Tagger’s Dozen, Sweet Thing, Office Accoutrement, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, It’s All Good, Art By Design, Sporting, Cause For Celebration Hostess, Ahoy Matey, Dad’s Day, It’s A Sign, also many of the alphabet sets and number sets
¾" Square Punch: Punch Pals, Calender Cues, Crab & Company, Short Order Numbers, One of a Kind, Wanted, Little Pieces, Sweet Serendipity, Short Order Alphabet, Sweet Thing, Take Three, Starstruck,
Large and Small Oval Punch: A Good Egg, Punch Pals, Eat Cake, A Little Birdie Told Me, Nursery Necessities, Family Phrases, Define Your Life, Sweet Shapes, One of a Kind, Mark the Date, Amazing to Zany, Many Happy Returns, Just b, Everything Baby, Celebrate, Thanks for Everything, Warm Words, Wonderful Favorites, Happy Everything, Short & Sweet, Spring Pictograms, Everyday Flexible Phrases,
Small Star Punch: Wanted, Starstruck, Sporting, Nursery Necessities, Sweet Thing, Classic Star Wheel
Large Star Punch: Classic Star Wheel, Nursery Necessities, Classic Backgrounds
5 Petal Flower Punch: Office Accoutrement, Cutie Pie Designer paper, some of the other flowery sets fit
Snow Blossom: Snowflake Spot, Punch Pals
Boho Blossoms Punch: One of a Kind, Berry Bliss paper
Three For You Punch Box: Three Thoughts Kit, Punch Pals, Take Three,
Word Window Punch: Many Happy Returns, Everything Baby, A Good Egg, Boatloads of Love, Fun & Fast Notes, Take Three, Boho Backgrounds, Short and Sweet, Happy Everything, Wonderful Favorites, Warm Words, All Holidays, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Amazing to Zany, Fundamental Phrases, Thanks Tons Hostess, Spring Solitude hostess, Big Birthday candle, Enjoy Every Moment, If the Halo Fits, Family Phrases
Key Tag Punch: Three Thoughts Kit, Make it Count, Perfect Princess, Sweet Serendipity, Elegant Cheer, Priceless, One of a Kind, Elegant Notes, Just B, Sincere Salutations, Taking Care of Business, True Friend
June 5, 2008
Next I used Purely Pomegranate as the base and added a piece of Chocolate Chip that was stamped with the "vine" stamp from the set. I added some chocolate chip wide grosgrain to the top of the chocolate Chip cardstock and mimicked the ticket corner punch with my 1/2" circle punch (the two corners at the bottom of the chocolate Chip piece).
I adhered the focal image to the base overlapping the chocolate and the pomegranate. And then stamped the "for you" next to it. Hope you like it! Still trying to get back into the grove of things! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Fresh Cuts (Sneak Peak)
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, 1/2" Circle Punch, Coluzzle Cutting System
May 7, 2008
April 23, 2008
First off, I don't know how some bloggers make up the cool titles for the posts....that's why I usually just leave mine blank! LOL Love the idea, but can't ever think of anything clever! Maybe it's because I'm always about ready to fall asleep on the keyboard! Hmmm....
Back to the card:
The scan isn't very good...but you get the idea, right? I started out wanting to copy the card sample on pg. 23 of the Spring/Summer 2008 Catty. So I grabbed a Chocolate Chip base that I stashed in my "card base" drawer and there it sat for a little bit (this is me debating if I really want to copy this card or do something else with it) with nothing on it. Then I remembered the sketch from my Stampin' Up! Magazine (Stampin' Success) and without much thought I punch a 1 3/8" Square through the top center of my card. GASP! I did something permanent before I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do. All is good though, it turned out just fine! Okay I'll get back to the card again.
I used my Punches plus CB (Classy Brass) Template (pg. 187) to pierce the holes in the paper. Since I couldn't really just glue this to the inside of the card and have it be the focal image on the front and on the inside I had to put a More Mustard piece behind the flower. I stamped the flower in Not Quite Navy and onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, cut it out (which I love to do) and popped it up on the More Mustard Square. I then stamped the "sentiment" from the same set in Chocolate Chip just below the squared flower (didn't know what else to call it). Then tied some ribbon underneath the sentiment. And it's done....and I really like how it turned out.
So I went from wanting to copy the card on pg. 23 to have as a sample to actually just using the stamp set that has never been touched! Other than to cut it out of course. Hope you liked it! And thank you so much for stopping by!
That reminds me I need to think of something for this months challenge. Maybe I'll do another card sample (like we did last month) I got the most "response" out of that challenge. Hmm...I'll think of something...maybe I'll post a Poll on my side bar. Okay...thinking out loud. LOL!
I have one project done (well sorta....just waiting for my paper to show up so I can finish it) for next month, but I don't know what I'm going to really do for my technique. Hmm.... For those that are reading this, What techniques do you/your friends/customers seem to like the most? Thanks in advance!
Hopefully, I will have something to post (card wise) soon! I haven't done any stamping TODAY and I'm going through withdrawls already!
Take care and have a wonderful week (if I don't post sooner)!
April 8, 2008
Supplies all Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Carte Postale & Fundamental Phrases & Leaves a la Carte Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and So Saffron
Accessories: Old Olive Polytwill (Occasions Mini), 3/16" Corner Rounder (for Scallop edge) and Stampin' Dimensionals.
This is the first one I did and I didn't like it too much, so I did my 2nd one:
Stamps: Same as the first card
Paper: Same as the first card
Ink: Same as the first card
Accessories: Same as the first card
I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (yes I finally got one!) to line up the "CELEBRATE".
This next one is my favorite! I Love this stamp set!
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: same as cards above
Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels (So Saffron), DS (double Stitched) Purely Pomegranate Ribbon (threads removed) and Crafters Tool Kit (Paper Piercing).
I used VersaMark to stamp the big flower on the Sahara Sand base. Then I stamped the "leaves" in Purely Pomegranate on Pomegranate for a tone on tone affect. I adhered the So Saffron to the Pomegranate and paper pierced it. Then I cut the ribbon to size and removed the thread and tied it around the cardstock. For the Focal image I stamped the "flower cluster" in old olive and colored in the petals with so saffron pastels and stamped the sentiment underneath it in Purely Pomegranate.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed these cards!
April 4, 2008
I made this card about a week ago. Playing with some new stamps I got. This is the Together Forever Stamp Set. I mainly bought this set for this flower! I LOVE this flower, I think it's the "shading" on it....I don't know! I just think it's really pretty and I still haven't scrapbooked my wedding pictures (4 years now) so I can use this set! Hehehe....But anyways...back to the card.
I started with Always Artichoke, one because it's my favorite color and two because I wanted to make a card out of some old 6x6 pieces I had laying around from a workshop I did. It's hard to see but I stamped/rolled the Forever Flowers Wheel on the background just about half way down. I grabbed some Rose Red from my scrap stash and stamped the circle images repeatedly on the cardstock in Rose Red ink. I then added some Regal Rose ribbon.
Next, I stamped the flower images in Basic Black and colored it in with my markers; Always Artichoke (for the leaf), Regal Rose, So Saffron (which you can't see because of the brads I added later) and Rose Red. After I was done coloring I matted it with So Saffron and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I then stamped "Happy Mother's Day" (from All Holidays) at the bottom of the card in Chocolate Chip (it might be Basic Black, I can't remember for sure off the bat and don't have the card in front of me).
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Together Forever and All Holidays
Ink: chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose and So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Rose Red and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Brads (Fresh Favorites), Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain
Thanks for stopping by! Will be posting more later....
March 30, 2008
I don't know what it is, but when I need to get something done (say for my Stamp Club) I don't have any creativity in me! I sat in my stamping room for about an hour or two trying to figure out what I wanted to do. Not sure if I like the way this turned out, but it might just be the colors that are throwing me off (not used to working with bright colors)!
Stamps: All Recipes and Together forever
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue
Inks: Old Olive
Accessories: Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain, Real Red Wide Grosgrain, Die-cut Blooms (Occasions Mini), Perfect Day Rub-ons and Slit Punch.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Tell me what you think about this card! I'll probably end up changing it or just redoing the whole thing over!
March 19, 2008
Stamps: Live your Dream and Lots of Dots Wheel (Occasions Mini)
Accessories: Scallop, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, and Black grosgrain Ribbon.
Supplies All Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Always and Polka Dot Background
Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Ruby Red and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red and River Rock
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Ribbon Slide (Styled Silver Hardware in Occasions Mini), Chocolate Chip Polytwill (also in Occasions Mini)
Thanks for stopping by!
March 14, 2008
February 26, 2008
At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it! I wanted to use a color combo I had never used before. So I grabbed my "notebook" that I keep all the different color combos in. And picked out Taken with Teal, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock and Chocolate Chip. Can't remember where it came from, sorry!
Since I don't use Taken with Teal a lot I started with it as the base. Then I took some River Rock and cut it to 3 1/4" X 5 1/4" and stamped my Polka Dot Background in River Rock onto the River Rock cardstock. I did the same thing with a strip of River Rock cut to 3/8 x 5 1/4. I sponged the edges of both pieces with River Rock ink. I took some Very Vanilla and cut 3 of them to 1 3/8" X 2 5/16 and stamped the single flower from Embrace Life in Chocolate Chip and colored it in with my Real Red marker and adhered it to some Pumpkin Pie that was cut to 1 1/2" X 2 1/2 (3). I then adhered that to the River Rock CS and adhered that to the base. I stamped the "Dare to be Fabulous" sentiment from Fabulous Flowers in Taken with Teal onto Very Vanilla (3 X 1 1/4) and adhered that to a Chocolate Chip piece cut to 3 1/8" X 1 3/8" and adhered the sentiment overlapping the bottom of the flowers and the River Rock CS.
I hope you like it! I love this color combo and sketch! Going to have to try it again! Thanks for stopping by!
*Might help if I actually posted a picture of the card I made, huh?! LOL
February 21, 2008
I made this for my daughter that turned two yesterday! I waited till the last minute to make it ... sometimes I think my cards turn out better when I do that (only sometimes, not all the time). LOL!
I used my new SAB stamp set (which helped out a lot, because I don't have very many birthday sets) and some new ribbon.
For the color combo, I grabbed my Color Coach (SU! Color Wheel) again! I love that thing! I actually had planned on using Pretty in Pink for the base, but I guess I had forgot that by the time I got out all my colors because it turned into Mellow Moss (so if you're looking for this color combo turn your "pointer" to Pretty in Pink and it's all the Coordinating colors) LOL. Instead of starting with the base first, I actually started with the main image (focal image) this time. I stamped the cake in Perfect Plum onto Very Vanilla and matted it with Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum. Then I stamped my polka dot background in Mellow Moss and covered the whole card front. I tied some Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon around a So Saffron piece of CS and adhered it to the card. I then added my focal image with dimensionals and stamped the "happy birthday" in Perfect Plum. And there you have it...my daughters birthday card.
Supplies: All supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (SAB) and Polka Dot Background
Paper: Mellow Moss (5 1/2 x 4 1/4-finished size; 2 5/8 x 2 3/8), So Saffron (2" x 5 1/2"), Perfect Plum (2 3/4 x 2 1/2) and Very Vanilla (2 1/2 x 2 1/4).
Ink: Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum
Accessories: Dimensionals and Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!
February 12, 2008
Stamps: Cause for Celebration and Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Basic Black Stamp Pad and Almost Amethyst and So Saffron Markers
Paper: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst and Rose Red DP
Accessories: Crafters tool kit and Paper Piercing Template
Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your comments!
February 1, 2008
I have also included links of blogs that are 100% Stampin' Up! so if you need some inspiration click on the name and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.
I've been pretty busy tonight, so hopefully I'll have more to post either later tonight or tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!
January 28, 2008
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Groovy Guava, Purely pomegranate and Soft Sky
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black
Accessories: 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Square Punches, DS Soft Sky Ribbon.
January 27, 2008
Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while. Here is a card I made using the Boho West color combos in the SSC (Sping/summer Catolog). I love Pinks and browns together. I used my favorite stamp set Priceless. I always reach for this set. I also used the masking technique...which I love doing with this set.
I started with a base of Chocolate Chip CS and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink. I added some DS Pomegranate Ribbon to the top of the card. I cut and sponged the Regal Rose CS and Purely Pomegranate CS and matted them on each other. I also distressed the edges of the Regal Rose CS. I then cut out my longer pieces of Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I stamped the butterflies in Pomegranate and the flower in Regal Rose. Then I stamped them on sticky notes and cut them out and covered the images. I stamped the swirls in Chocolate chip over the covered images. I then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla and punched it out with my Lg. Oval Punch and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Hope you like it! All supplies used are Stampin' Up!
Sorry for the crooked picture...
January 9, 2008
This one is my favorite! For some reason, I have a hard time with 3x3 cards. So I used the sketch from the Stampin' Success (SU! demo magazine). It's made for a regular sized card...but oh well! And that's what they are there for right?!
Stamps: Holiday Blitz and Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Blue Bayou Textured, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Blue Bayou DS Ribbon (stitching removed); 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" and Scallop Circle Punches (what can I say, I love my punches).
This one not one of my favorites! (Sorry for the crooked picture) I used the Three for you punch box and man do I have a hard time with it! Don't know why either! Maybe I'll try this same layout, but with different colors. Who knows
Stamps: Three for you Punch Box
Paper: Purely Pomegranate Textured, More mustard, River Rock and Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss, More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain, Always artichoke brads and Punch Box (same as listed above).
Simple, but I like it! I haven't done this very much...where I make the punched shapes/images the focal point. But I like how it turned out. I really wish I had a program to make my own water mark though....I think my copyright info...kind of throws things off a bit. Anyways...
Stamps: It's all Good and Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Purely Pomegranate Textured, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black
Accessories: Moss gingham Ribbon
Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoy everything. I need to make invitations, thank you cards and just some misc. cards (getting stocked up), so hopefully I'll be posting some of those. :) Have to get some laundry done first!