Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I was hopping to get some stamping in last night since I am "caught up" with school. I guess caught up would not be the right words, I was comfortable that I could take a night off and not feel stressed out about it afterward. Today I am tired and have to continue on my school path. I am thinking no stamping tonight, just reading my Cultural Anthropology book (which will probably put me to sleep). I do however have a few cards left over from last weekend that I can show off. Some of my creations from last weekend are for club next weekend (March 7 or 8th) so I will hold off showing those until we get closer
To top off my semi bad mood, it is snowing outside. I am ready for spring and do not want to repeat last March (we received several feet of snow in the first week of March). I am ready for warmer weather and green grass. Winter is getting old
I will share a card later when the kids are napping here. Until then, have a good day!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
I hope you have a good week. I have more to share from this past weekend, I have not uploaded them yet so stay tuned this week.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thanks for looking.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Here is the recipe in case you want to copy it.
Stamp Set: Just Celebrate
Ink: Basic Brown, Groovy Guava and White Craft
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava and Whisper White.
Sorry for taking a week to post again. This past week has been very stressful here, a true test of my faith.
I made this card for a SBS swap. I got togther with my fellow SBSers this past weekend.
I am not going to get into details but here is the recipe.
Stamp Set: Just Celebrate
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft and Classic, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Chocolate Twill, Piercing tool from Crafters Tool Kit, Clear Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Cutter Kit and Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper.
Check back tomorrow for another card made with the same set, different image.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I knew I wanted to use the Just Celebrate stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog (available to customers on 3/1). The heart from the set was calling my name, begging me to be used. To match the red candy hearts I pulled out Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock.
I stamped the image in Staz On Black because I thought I was going to watercolor. Unfortunately the image did not look good watercolored so I grabbed my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker.
The Happy Valentine's Day stamp that I had would not fit in the space that I had left after finishing up my hearts. I was stumped at what I was going to do. I was not in the mood to make the stamp I had work so I had to come up with something. If you look close enough I took my Real Red Card Stock put it in the printer. I printed "Happy Valentine's Day" over and over across the whole piece of Real Red.
I finished the goodie bag up with a Black Grosgrain Ribbon just tied in a not. The cello bags that are used are Stampin' Up! small Cello Bags.Thanks for looking.
The card started by looking at my messy desk. I had just cut the supplies for another card that I am using for club (I will post the card later) and had a pile of Soft Sky Card Stock pieces sitting on my desk. I decided to use these up THIS club or else they will just get filed and forgotten about.
The strips on the card are also scraps that I found on my desk (basically this card is using up scraps from other projects). I layered the Chocolate Chip strip on Whisper White followed by Purely Pomegranate. This was all layered on a Soft Sky base. The card is just a mini, 3 x 3.
Thanks for looking!!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I started with the base of my card as Kraft and then added some Basic Black in there to help break up the bright colors. I used a scrap of Tempting Turquoise and left it the size it was. I added polka dots from the Background stamp set Polka Dot in Tempting Turquoise. I layered this in Basic Black also. To pull in the Green Galore I pulled another scrap and cut it to the length of the card. I layered this too in Basic Black. To add a little something to the Green Galore I used my Distressing Tool.
I knew I wanted a layer over the Basic Black with white, but it was too plain. This is where I decided to pull in the technique from yesterday on Splitcoast. I pulled out the Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore Classic Refills and my Glossy Cardstock and followed the technique directions. I actually liked the way it turned out.
Ok, so I get this far and I did not know what set I wanted to use. I had a few in mind, but decided to play with In the Stars stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I pulled in Yo Yo Yellow (another color a seldom use). I stamped the larger star out of the set in Yo Yo Yellow Craft Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut this out and layered it on the Tempting Turquoise. It was still too plain so I punched out three stars out of Yo Yo Yellow with the small Star Punch.
The words were stamped in Basic Black and also came from In the Stars. To finish off the card I added three black brads along the Green Galore strip.
Enjoy and thanks for looking.
I am having a tough time with the black rub ons. I LOVE the white ones, but I am saving those to play with at club.
I added the Poly Twill Ribbon in Old Olive at the end.
Thanks for looking.
Monday, February 11, 2008
If you want a close up of an individual card just e-mail me and I will post one. If you need more info on any of these three cards just e-mail me and I will get into more detail.
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
- Wow, I have not posted since Wednesday. I actually spent some time on school work. Not as fun as stamping, but if I plan on getting out of Anoka Ramsey I HAD to focus and not think of stamping. I did get time to play this weekend though. I will post pictures in the next couple of days.
- I did get to play with some of my new items I received last Wednesday. My mind kept on saying Sale A Bration though, so I played with those this weekend. Plus, I played with my new rub ons (and I am in love) and cannot figure out why I did not order these sooner.
- Coming this week will be a list of stamp sets I will have for sale from the last catalog. Take a look to the right under ITEMS FOR SALE. I know I am a little behind, but I was still trying to decide what I wanted to keep and what needed to go. E-mail me if you are interested in any of them.
- By the way, once my blog grows you will be able to find samples by set name. Just look to the right and you will notice them listed under LABELS. Yeah, this will be easy to find my samples again. Enjoy!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I could not help myself, I really wanted almost everything in there. Plus, Stampin' Up! has started allowing demonstrators to purchase some new accessories in bulk so I had to tack those on the order too.
Here is what I purchased from the mini:
In the Stars Stamp Set (I had to get this one. I love the Star Punches so this was a must have).
Just Celebrate Stamp Set (This is another set that has an image with words that I will cut off and attach to the side. I loved the Owl, Heart and Butterfly).
Hodgepodge Hardware Syled Silver (Oh my gosh, these are too cute. There are brads that are embossed, circle frames, a cute flower slide and more frames to match our popular punches).
Carousel Note Cards and Envelopes (Can I just say I cannot wait to place another order for these. They are circle scalloped card stock that are calling my name to play. They come in Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava with Chocolate Chip Square Envelopes).
Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (I love the soft images and see a TON of cards made with these cute papers. This is the paper in the bottom corner of the photo).
Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper (I am not into the fruit, but I love the other side of the paper. Now I will not feel bad using it. These are the papers in the upper corner of the photo).
1/4 inch Chocolate Chip Poly Twill Ribbon and the 1/4 inch Old Olive Ploy Twill Ribbon (I am a ribbon freak so these were a must).
A Perfect Day Rub Ons (Believe it or not these are the first Rub Ons that I have purchased from Stampin' Up! I have several packs of Rub On's from other companies. I cannot wait to play with these).
Die- Cut Blooms (These are sort of like the Chip Board, but in our textured card stock. These too are calling my name to play with them. Opps I forgot to add these into the picture).
Oh the ideas running around in my head. I cannot wait to play. Maybe I will skip school work tonight and just play. We all need time to play don't we? If I do play, check back tomorrow for some samples.
I started with the Boho Backgrounds and One of a Kind Stamp sets. Then I grabbed for my Scalloped punch, my all my Circle Punches and my new Boho Blossoms Punch. From there I just played. I like how many of the images in these two sets works with many of the punches.
For the colors I grabbed Basic Grey, I wanted to use this color today for some reason. I then grabbed my Pumpkin Pie Card Stock because I wanted to use my Pumpkin Pie Stripped Ribbon. For some reason the Wednesday Sketch from Splitcoaststampers kept on calling to me (see post from 2/2). From there everything fell into place. The other colors used were Pink Passion and Whisper White.
There is too much detail to type up regarding the card. If you have any questions just e-mail me and I will give you more info. on it.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
For the card I used the same Priceless Stamp set, decided to use Beate's sketch challenge again (see post from 2/1). I wanted the card to go with the Valentine treat bags for the class, but did not like Basic Black on the card so I opted for Close to Cocoa. I grabbed my Close to Cocoa Designers Series Paper and the rest fell into place. The swirls are stamped in Close to Cocoa on Whisper White. I stamped the heart in Pretty in Pink Craft ink on top of the swirls. Then I stamped the hearts again on srap paper, cut those out and Dimensionaled them off the original hearts. I backed the Whisper White in Pretty in Pink which was layered onto of another Whisper White piece. At the bottom of the long Whisper White I tied a Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon in a bow. I layered this onto the Close to Cocoa Designers Series Paper and my Pretty in Pink base. To finish it off I added three Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets. I wanted to add words too, but they just did not look right so I placed them inside instead.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
- To start I grabbed my East Coast Prep Designers Series Paper. I thought the large dots would look good with the balloons that I wanted to use from Birthday Whimsy, a Sale a Bration stamp set. I layered my dotted paper with Whisper White and Basic Black. Next I grapped Wild Wasabi to finish off the base of the card.
For the belly band of the card I pulled my color from the dots in the Designer Seriers Paper. Soft Sky jumped out at me since I wanted the ballons in More Mustard. I layered the belly band in Basic Black.
Friday, February 1, 2008
So today I woke up with a sore throat and a fever. With strep throat going around my day care kids I just knew I had strep too. Nope, it was my sinuses again. I used today to stamp since I was actually in the stamping mood.
- Here is one of my favorite cards from today. I did get more than one card stamped today. This is an unconventional size, 4 x 8 1/2, and will fit into a large envelope. The layout was not mine. I frequent another stamper's blog, Fresh and Fun and on Fridays she posts a layout challenge. This is the first time I have been able to take the challenge in a long time.
I knew I wanted to use a patterned paper so I chose that first. I chose East Coast Prep. Once the patterned paper was chosen I decided on Tempting Turquoise for the base of the card. From there I was unsure where I wanted to head with this card. I actually wanted to use a new Sale-A-Bration stamp set, but had a tough time fitting it into the design. Then I remembered that the new Occassions Mini (which will be available to all customers starting March 1st) had a star set in it that I just ordered today. My two star punches were begging to be used. I punched More Mustard with the Large Star and Real Red with the Small Star. Layered those on Whisper White, followed by Basic Black, Wild Wasabi and then Basic Black yet again.
For the words I knew I wanted to make this a Thank You card since I am still have not sent out any thank you cards for Christmas gifts. I used the Sale-A-Bration set Lots of Thoughts and just inked up the Many Thanks in Basic Black. I stamped that on a Whisper White scrap that I made into a tag. I tied this on with Black Grosgrain Ribbon and tacked it down with a little bit of Snail Adhesive.
To finish up the card I punched out Real Red with my 1/2 circle punch, snailed those down and added black brads from the Vintage Brad pack.