Sunday, November 30, 2008
It's hard to see in the photo, but I used 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds to add a dusting of "snow" to the branches of these trees.
Supplies: Lovely As a Tree, Many Merry Messages, Bravo Burgundy ink & cardstock, Sahara Sand ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This was a fun color combination...the blues reminded me of the Little Birdie set, so I dug it out of my cabinet and dusted it off. I watercolored with an ink pad lid and blender pen. (Push down on the cover of the ink pad to pool ink in the lid. Then pick it up with the blender and watercolor!)
Supplies: A Little Birdie Told Me, Taken with Teal ink & cardstock, Kiwi Kiss ink & cardstock, Rose Red ink & cardstock, Brilliant Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Blender Pen, Scallop Edge Punch
Friday, November 28, 2008
It was a little surreal to turn on the radio in the car and discover it is time for 24/7 Christmas songs on my favorite station. Is Christmas really less than a month away?!
Here's another holiday card to kick off the official (!?) start of the Christmas season.
You may recognize this layout, which I used earlier this fall for this butterfly card.
Supplies: Holiday Trinkets, Polka Dot Background, Sincere Salutations, Real Red ink/marker & cardstock, Old Olive marker/ink & cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Gold Brads
Thursday, November 27, 2008
With a York Peppermint Patty inside, it's the perfect little 3-D treat to leave at the dinner table. You can also omit the second scallop circle and use this turkey on a card or scrapbook page.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Instead of taking a picture of the card with each turn showing in the window, here's the "wheel" that's on the inside:
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
As you turn the wheel on the right, a new image appears in the window on the front of the card. Click here for step-by-step directions to make this card.
Monday, November 24, 2008
One cut with the die produced the pieces to make the basket, the tag, and all of the flowers. I pre-cut the Top Note die to use on the card. We embellished the two smaller flowers and the basket with white rub-ons from the Hidden Garden rub-ons. You can get 20% off all rub-ons with a $20 purchase in November. Click here for details.
Supplies: Best Yet (hostess set), All Holidays, Top Note die for Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms die for Big Shot, Frosty Day DSP, Tangerine Tango ink & cardstock, Close to Cocoa ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Hidden Garden Rub-Ons, Chocolate Taffeta ribbon, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Sticky Strip
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Supplies: Always stamp set, Riding Hood Red ink & cardstock, Sahara Sand ink, Kraft cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, White Taffeta ribbon, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals
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Congrats on your success! I was linked to you blog through the forums at SCS and love looking at your projects for ideas. One that I really liked was the mini Bermuda album you made from the mini envelopes. Keep up the inspiring ideas!! Lee Ann
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Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Supplies: Holiday Collection stamp set, Ski Slope DSP, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink, Whisper White cardstock, Rhinestone Brad from Pretties Kit, Scallop Frame Chipboard piece, Stampin Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I used the Big Shot to create all the snow flakes for some cards, but then used a stamp instead, so I made up these quick tags to use up the snow flakes. I adhered them to Baja Breeze cardstock punched with the 1-3/4" circle punch and added some silver cord.
I used the Top Note die to make a bag topper and used stamps from the Country Living Holiday Collection stamp set to stamp the topper and the tags.
Supplies: Country Living Holiday Collection Kit (stamps), Snowflakes & Top Note dies for Big Shot, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink pad, Silver Cord, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, silver brads, Pretties Kit (rhinestone brads), Medjum Cello Bags
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I have two large cabinets on the right wall (only one is pictured here). One cabinet stores my cardstock and my stamp sets; the other cabinet stores business supplies, DSP & 12x12 cardstock (both kept in 12x12 Paper Holders (#105528, $7.95), and other miscellaneous accessories. For now, my Big Shot and dies are on top of the cabinet with my stamps. I put all the dies in a shoebox size plastic box.
I keep my ink pads on my table so I can quickly pick out what colors I want to use. I store them in the Color Caddy (#104335, $59.95) with the Extender Kit (#107063, $14.95) to accommodate all 48 colors plus neutrals and In Colors. It has a tray on top to store reinkers.
Here's a closer picture of the Decor Elements on the wall behind the table:
"Life is good." Especially when I'm in my room stamping! I love this Decor Element (#114138, $7.95). I jazzed it up a little with some of the bulk buy flowers available to demonstrators. (You can get your hands on some of these little flowers by placing an order with me this month!)
On a separate note...the color of the walls (kind of a celery/gable green cross) was already done when we moved in. I didn't dislike it enough to paint over it (yet). I don't know what color I would choose if I was picking it myself.
Between the cabinet and the wall is where I keep all the fun stuff!
The metal shelf underneath is from Walmart. Top shelf holds Forget-Me-Not-Keepers (#105525, $11.95) with adhesive on one side and finished cards on the other. There's a basket on top of the right box with my SNAIL, scissors, bone folder, and other "use often" tools. My markers and leftover Make-&-Take materials are in the middle. Second shelf holds two plastic shoeboxes: one with embossing supplies, one with brads/buttons/eyelets/etc. Crafter's Tool Kit and Crop-a-dile in the middle. Bottom shelf holds Craft Keepers (#104181, $6.95/3) with my cardstock scraps sorted by color family (and by color within that).
The punches and items on the shelf are within reach when I'm sitting at the table creating.This jar, featuring another Decor Element, holds all my ribbon scraps and sits on the ledge by the window.
Also not pictured are two closets in the room. One of them is filing cabinets and office stuff. The other one stores stamping stuff...alterable items, old catalogs/Stampin' Success mags, card samples, bags, extra cardstock....everything! Hanging on that closet door is an over-the-door wire rack that holds my Ribbon Keepers (#107636, $17.95/2). The rack was something the previous home owners left behind. It's pretty handy! I'll take a picture of that another day....
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I'm always looking at the "numbers", so for those of you who are also interested, here are some more blog stats, as of today, 11-16-08:
- Days Blogging: 200
- # of Posts: 175
- # of Hits: 52,300
- Stamping Top 500 Rank: 296
I have really enjoyed sharing my stamping creations with you over the last few months. Thanks for visiting my blog and showing your love with your feedback and comments! To celebrate this milestone, I'm giving away my very first "Blog Candy"! Check out these goodies:
50K Blog Candy includes:
- So Many Scallops stamp set
- Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (includes one sheet in each color: Black, White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive)
- Prints Designers Series Paper (five 6x6 squares in each color: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Rose Red, and Almost Amethyst)
- Purely Pomegranate Love Notes & Envelopes (10)
To be entered in the drawing for this blog candy, please leave a comment on this post and tell me how you found my blog and which project you've liked the most. (Don't forget to include your name with your comment.) I'll draw one winner on Sunday, November 23rd at 8:00 pm (Central Time).
Supplies: Enjoy Every Moment, Only Orange ink & cardstock, Mellow Moss ink & cardstock, Always Artichoke ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Gold Brads, 3/4" Square Punch
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Today I have more baby cards to share. This first one is one I made to send out. I think I may have finally caught up on baby cards!
Supplies: Punches Three, Brocade Blue ink & cardstock, Chocolate Chip marker, Whisper White cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Blender Pen, Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch
And here are some more of the cards I received for Ms Elise. These are from some of the stampers in my stamp club. Thank you, ladies!
From Paula & Molly:
Friday, November 14, 2008
I think the Baja Breeze was my favorite. Here it is up close:
Supplies: Inspired by Nature, Enjoy Every Moment & Sincere Salutations (greetings), Urban Garden DSP, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, White Oval Punch, Versamark ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Supplies: Embrace Life stamp set, Love & Happiness Rub-Ons, Manchester DSP, Sahara Sand cardstock, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Certainly Celery marker & cardstock, Earth Elements Buttons, Cutter Kit (Edge Distresser Tool)
Monday, November 10, 2008
Decor Elements are very similar to Rub-Ons. They are larger, made of vinyl, and especially suitable for applying to walls.
The cards inside the purse all use the Love & Happiness Rub-Ons from Sale-a-bration 2008. Did you miss out on these colorful rub-ons? I'll be giving some away very soon as part of my first Blog Candy! Watch for details later this week!Supplies: Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (Olive & Black), Junior Varsity DSP, Rose Red cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Supplies: So Many Scallops, Nursery Necessities (star), So Saffron cardstock, Pretty in Pink ink & cardstock, Regal Rose cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Versamark, Winter White embossing powder, Georgia Peach DSP, Scallop Square Punch, Small Star Punch, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, silver cord
Friday, November 7, 2008
This next card is from Maureen. I can't remember the name of this retired stamp set, but I always thought it was super cute. I love her use of the Scallop Edge Punch.
Unfortunately, this picture of (my sideline) Beth's card didn't turn out very well. My flash really washed it out. I love the simplicity of a plain white card. If I ever get caught up on thank you notes, it's going to be with some simply stamping like this.
This last card is from Mary, another sideline. I guess in the "family tree" of our group, I would be Mary's aunt... Anyway, her card is just oozing "baby girl" -- I love it!