Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Some Tuesday Pun Fun

Ok so I am sorry that the picture is crooked. It looked MUCH better on my camera.

This set is made with the Pun Fun stamp set. I was in a streak where I seemed to be using more earthy colors with Chocolate Chip being a main color, well not this card. I drew my colors from the Designers Series Paper.

Here is the list of supplies for the card:

Stamp Set: Pun Fun

Ink: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise and Only Orange.

Paper: Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.

Accessories: Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Three Flower Punch, Rhinestone Brad from the Pretties Kit and non SU! Nestabilities.

Monday, September 22, 2008

You've Got Mail

Good Monday Morning!

I planned on posting this past weekend, but I spent ALL day Saturday at Archiver's scrapbooking. I was very lucky to sit next to a wonderful lady who designs for Archiver's. Let me say WOW! I wanted to cover my work and hide in shame. I really wished I had my camera along to take pictures of her works of art. Maybe they will come out on display sometime soon for all of you to see too.
On to my project (that I liked when I made it). This is an older project from last May, but I still wanted to share it with you. This mailbox was made for Andrew's first grade teacher. She had a baby in May. We purchased a gender neutral outfit for the baby and I decided this would be a cute way to package the outfit (yes the outfit fit in the mailbox).
The mailbox was from the dollar spot at Target. I covered it with the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (since retired). I pulled the colors from the baby outfit. I added some Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (which was retired then, but is now back - yeah), and some Wild Wassabi Double Stiched Ribbon (now retired). To add the flower and the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware onto the mailbox I used the Crop-A-Dile. It punched right through the metal and the plastic like butter. I also used the flower punch to add something onto the flag.
I know many of the items used are now retired, but you can use the idea right?
See you back here tomorrow, because I have my posts all sorted out now.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Oops. Here I was doing so good. I had scheduled some posts to publish this week. This morning I came on here to see what the last card was that posted. I then realized that none of the cards I had scheduled to post actually posted. Here is why.....it is 2008, NOT 2009. Oh well. I tried.

Here is one of the cards I was planning on showing you. It is made with the set Pocket Silhouettes. I really like the clean lines of this set and the fact that it is a bold image (even though I love water coloring).
I will post more later. My sister is in surgery today and the phone is ringing I am hoping it is from my parents.

Friday, September 12, 2008


I am so glad that today is Friday. We had a rough homework night last night with my oldest child (exciting was a hard spelling word and we all felt it by the end of the night). After the kids climbed into bed I had to study for a test today of my own, but I was too tired after trying to ger Andrew to spell exciting (Me: Andrew there is no "s" in exciting. Andrew: Yes there is (exsiting) because when you spell "sigh" it starts with a "s" and the word is ex-si(gh)-ting). I think a lot of this is just getting back into a routine with school. Plus, Andrew is like his Dad, more into math than words and reading. I will be overrun in this house if the "math" brains continue on in the form of our children.

We have a busy weekend. Swimming lessons, a family birthday party, Church and all the normal weekend activities of cleaning and grocery shopping. I have a test to take and a paper to write too, so if you do not hear from me check back on Monday.

Here is my card for today. I love this card. This card, like so many others, is not what I had in mind when I started out. I originally had a base of 4.25 x 5.5, but quickly changed that when I messed up on coloring the image. The image is from Fresh Cuts. I stamped it in Basic Brown so I could water color.
To color the image I used a very fine water color brush and used the new Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point Classic Ink Refills. Once done coloring I used a very wet, broad watercolor brush and inked it up with a So Saffron. I brushed this over the entire image to age it just a little.

Once the image was dry I inked the whole piece up with Versa Mark. I then used the clear embossing powder over the image and heat set.
I mounted the image on Kiwi Kiss and then onto Chocolate Chip (shocker I know). I cut the Chocolate Chip larger than I intented so I just pierced the edges.

The saying comes from the Fresh Cuts set also. I inked "for you" up with Basic Bown and stamped it on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla. I used the small oval punch to cut it out. To give a little something to the "for you" tag I used another image from the Fresh Cuts set, inked it up in Tangerine Tango, stamped it off onto scrap paper then stamped it onto the oval. I added the Chocolate Taffeta ribbon by first punching a hole on one side of the oval and tying it on.
Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Already

My week has been good so far. I have a couple quizzes under my belt, a few chapters have been read and I have even been able to post. The only thing that has not gone my way is a paper on the movie The Wit. It was a tough movie to watch and my paper is just as hard to write.

Anyway here is a card made with my FAVORITE set from the new catalog. I have a TON of samples to show you with this set (I hope you do not get bored with them).

This set is called Upsy Daisy. I love the bold image. This card is not how I intended it to turn out, but I love it. The base of the card is Sage Shadow. I then pulled my Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper for some inspiration. I mounted the Designer Series Paper on Whisper White.

For the main image I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink on Whipser White (which after stamping I realized that I needed to reink up my pad). I had already inked up the Scalloped Chipboard Frame in Sage Shadow Craft Ink for a different card that did not turn out right so I decided to use it here. After attaching the frame I mounted this on a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock. I used my Crafters Tool Kit to pierce the outer edge of of the Chocolate Scrap.

I used my new Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. Then decided I needed some words. I stamped the phrase "thanks so much" from Pocket Silhoutes in Sage Shadow directly on my stamped image. I sat back and realized that the phrase was crooked. I then stamped it again on a scrap piece of Whisper White. I used the Word Window Piunch to cut out the phrase. I mounted this on top of my crooked words with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Done!!! Thanks for stopping back today and checking out what I have to offer.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Mid Week Share

Wow, Wednesday! It has been a busy week so far. School is definitely in full swing.

This card was made with the Teacher's Pet set. I loved this elephant. My sister and I have a joke about elephants so I had to purchase this set.

I purchased the Nestabilities that everyone seems to love a few months ago. I was finally able to play with them a couple weeks ago. I love making 3x3 cards to hang on gift bags. The long scallop rectangle Nestabilities dies were perfect for a 3x3 card.

I punched the card out in one of the new In Colors, Pacific Point, with my Cuttlebug. I then used a scrap piece of Kiwi Kiss Card Stock and also cut punched it with the long rectangle Nestabilities.
I folded the Pacific Point Card Stock in half. Then stamped the Dotted Background Stamp on the Kiwi Kiss Card Stock in Kiwi Kiss.

I stamped the elephant from Teacher's Pet in Basic Gray. I then colored him in with my Going Gray Classic Ink and the Aqua Painter. Once all colored I mounted the stamped image onto a scrap of Tangerine Tango. This was then mounted onto my Pacific Point card with Stampin' Dimensionals. To add a little something to the card I used three Silver Brads.

No words were added so that I can do that to fit the occasion. I am not really sure how much stamping I will get done over the next couple of months so I am trying to do as many all occasions cards as possible.

Thanks for stopping by. See I have been able to post at least semi consistently this week. Hope your week is going as good as mine :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Good Monday Morning

So I am back two days in a row. This is another card that I made with a set before the new catalog came out. The set is called Dreams du Jour. I love this set. I have actually made quite a few cards with this set.

This card is a little more simple than what I am used to, but I really like the way it turned out.

The card base is 4 1/4 by 4 1/4. I used the new scallop edge punch to add detail to the side of my Riding Hood Red card stock. Then I used my 1/16 hole punch in each scallop.

The butterfly is stamped in Basic Gray on Whisper White. I colored it in with Bashful Blue and Riding Hood Red Classic Ink. I did a light watercolor with the Aqua Painter and then went back over the whole image with a really wet brush to get a softer look. Once dry I added some two way glue and glitter (not that it really shows up).

I layered stamped image on top of Riding Hood Red Card Stock. I then layered this on top of a piece of Whisper White where I stamped my words in Riding Hood Red (the words are also from Dreams du Jour. This Whisper White Card Stock was layered on Bashful Blue Card Stock which was added onto my scalloped Riding Hood Red Card Stock.

When I was done with this I thought it needed something. I pulled out my new Designer Buttons (which I also love) to accessorize. To secure the button I sewed it on with Linen Thread.

Done! A simple card with the main focus being the butterfly.

I hope you all have a great week.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sock Monkey

Well I took a break before my classes started for the semester. Then Andrew started back to school. We have been busy getting back onto a school routine, with reading and math facts nightly. Then this weekend we spent time at the cabin with family. The kids had a blast, but boy am I tired after a weekend of cleaning, fishing and just hanging out.
I have not had time to stamp in a week, but I do have over 20 samples to show you from the last couple of months. I am really hoping that I will be able to squeeze in enough time to post over the next couple of weeks. I always seem to think about posting when daycare is in session or while I am in bed trying to get my last hour of sleep.
Please check back and stay with me. My samples may not be consistant, but they will be updated periodically I promise.

Here is a card that was stamped over a month ago, but I have not shared it before so please enjoy. The card is made with the Sock Monkey Stamp set from the new catalog. I had a sock monkey that a neighbor made for me when I was younger. Here is the recepie for you.

Stamp Set: Sock Monkey
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Small Oval Punch, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Natural Hemp Twine, Crafters Tool Kit and non SU! liquid glue.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back tomorrow time will tell. I have a test to take tomorrow for school (among other school work), a PTO meeting and of course daycare. I hope you all had a good weekend.