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.