Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
We made this card in my All Occasions class here in Champaign and will do it again for the class on September 9th in Springfield (email me to sign up now if you can come!). See my Calendar of Events for details.
Supplies: Flight of the Butterfly, Fundamental Phrases, Junior Varisty DSP, Bashful Blue cardstock, Rose Red ink & cardstock, So Saffron ink & cardstock, silver brads, Crafters' Tool Kit
Friday, August 29, 2008
I just love the colors of the Georgia Peach DSP. I started with the strip of squares and added squares of color to the 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" page. A couple of them are squares of Georgia Peach DSP and a couple of them were stamped using the "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. One note: I used my marker to color only part of the greeting "hope your day is as happy as happy gets" and shortened it to "as happy as happy gets" which worked out better size-wise for my page and made more sense on the scrapbook page. I used the Love & Happiness rub-ons (from Sale-a-bration 2008) on the photo.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Supplies: Always stamp set, Sweet Always DSP, Chocolate Chip & Certainly Celery Patterns DSP, Chocolate Chip ink/cardstock, Regal Rose marker/ink/cardstock, Certainly Celery marker, Very Vanilla cardstock, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Build-a-brad (plastic disc only)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Here's a view from the top when the card is open:Supplies: Owl Together Now, Classic Backgrounds (small stars stamp), Dots are Hot (large circle/moon), So Saffron Classic & Craft ink pads, So Saffron cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Earth Elements markers, Small Star Punch, Coluzzle, Paper Cutter with scoring blade
- Start with (2) 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" pieces of cardstock. (I used Whisper White for the base and Night of Navy for the top piece.) Score each piece of cardstock at 1/2" and 1" from both ends.
- Use the Coluzzle to cut a circle in the center of the top piece of cardstock. I centered the template and then cut the fourth circle in. (one track in from the 1" score line.)
- Line up the Top piece over the base of the card and stamp your focal image. (I stamped the large circle from "Dots Are Hot" as my moon, then moved the top piece and stamped the owl in Basic Black.
- Fold on all score lines to create the open shape of the top and base pieces of cardstock. (See photo below.) Put sticky strip on the edges of the base cardstock and adhere the two pieces together. (I think it's easier to actually adhere them together while the cardstock is flat, but fold on the score lines first so that it's easier to fold/open the card after you have adhered it together.)
- Add additional embellishments as desired to the front of the of the card.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I couldn't keep away from that frog! He's just so cute! (He comes from the "Flowers for All Seasons" stamp set on page 87.) Note: This is a 3"x5" notecard from the Small Notecards & Envelopes set -- and it is mailable with are regular first class stamp.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Supplies: Starring You stamp set, Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel, Whisper White craft ink & cardstock, Real Red ink & cardstock, Brilliant Blue ink & cardstock, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Supplies: Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, Junior Varsity DSP, So Saffron cardstock, Bashful Blue marker & cardstock, Old Olive marker, Chocolate Chip marker, Curly Label Punch
[The finished card measures 3-1/2" x 4-1/4".]
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Supplies: Owl Together Now, Basic Gray ink pad & cardstock, Basic Black ink pad & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Prestwick DSP, Brocade Blue ink pad, Pumpkin Pie ink pad, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It's kind of hard to tell in the photo, but the piece on the left is the dressed up envelope for the 3"x3" card.
Supplies: Owl Together Now stamp set, Windsor Knot DSP, Old Olive cardstock (3" x 6"), Watercolor Paper (2-3/4" x 2-3/4"), Jet Black Staz-On ink pad, Chocolate Chip marker, Old Olive marker, Bashful Blue marker, Pumpkin Pie marker, Close to Cocoa marker, Creamy Caramel marker, Aquapainter, 5/8" Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon, Very Vanilla mini envelopes
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The card base (Whisper White cardstock on this card) is 4-1/4" x 10-1/2". I scored at 5-1/2" and 8-1/2". (Basically, I folded the card in half and then folded the front flap back half way.)
The back inside of the card is covered with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the Bella Rose paper. I stamped the small butterfly and greeting from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set in Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red on Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4" x 1-1/2") . I adhered that to Pink Pirouette cardstock (4" x 1-3/4") and then on to the flap of the card. To pick up the red, I added a torn strip of Riding Hood Red cardstock to the back of the flap.
Here's a picture of then card open. I would write the message on the white cardstock that does not show when the card is closed.Supplies: Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, Bella Rose paper, Whisper White cardstock, Pink Pirouette ink & cardstock, Riding Hood Red ink & cardstock
Monday, August 18, 2008
The Prints paper is retired, but there is a series with brand new Patterns in the new catalog that replaces it. I am so anxious to get my hands on some NEW paper! My order comes Wednesday!
Supplies: Flowers for All Seasons, Wow Flowers (greeting), Whisper White cardstock, So Saffron Prints paper & marker, Certainly Celery marker & cardstock, Bashful Blue marker & cardstock, Going Gray marker, Aquapainter, white grosgrain ribbon, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Supplies: Inspired by Nature, Wonderful Words, Always Artichoke marker & cardstock, More Mustard marker, Really Rust ink & cardstock, Close to Cocoa marker & ink pad, Whisper White cardstock, Linen Thread, sponge dauber
Friday, August 15, 2008
I was determined to post something new tonight, so here you go:
I based this card off off KWerner's Sketch Challenge. I struggled with finding the right card size to pull this off and ended up with an odd size: 3-1/2" x 7". I messed around with the colors for awhile, but am ultimately satisfied with the final result.
Supplies: Eastern Blooms stamp set, Loads of Letters chipboard, Pacific Point ink & cardstock, Riding Hood Red cardstock, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Button Bouquet, Twill Tape
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Supplies: Starring You stamp set, Classic Stars jumbo wheel, Elegant Eggplant marker & cardstock, Taken with Teal marker & cardstock, Kiwi Kiss ink pad & cardstock, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stapler
[This card measures 3" x 5-1/2".]
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
We now have a 1-3/4" Circle Punch, but I don't have it (yet!) so I used the Round Tab Punch and combined two punched pieces to create a circle behind the Scallop Circle. The circle it creates is a little bigger than 1-3/4". I think it's more like 2". I actually like this better because it shows more color...more of a border behind the scallop circle.
The greeting stamp set, Heard from the Heart, is on sale for 15% off until the end of September! Click here for more information about the sale.
Supplies: A Flower for All Seasons, Heard from the Heart, Bella Rose DSP, Really Rust ink (used with blender pen) & cardstock, Chocolate Chip marker/ink & cardstock, Old Olive marker, Summer Sun marker, Real Red marker, Whisper White cardstock, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, 2-way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I bought the mini lunch box at Target (in the Dollar Spot) a couple years ago. (Edited, 8-11-08: I hear that similar boxes are now on sale/clearance in the Target Dollar Spot, so check it out!) It had candy inside, so the outside had candy logos everywhere. (I think this one was originally Smarties.) The 5/8" Red Grosgrain Ribbon fit perfectly around the middle of the lunch box to over up the logo there. (I used sticky strip to adhere it in place.) I covered the front and back with cardstock, adhered with SNAIL adhesive. Inside the lunch box, is accordion-folded cardstock attached to the bottom of the box with a piece of sticky strip.
The pictures are from our summer vacation to St. Louis last year...exactly one year ago this week. It was our first real vacation with the kids and we spoiled them silly with attention and fun things to do. They didn't want to come home! I wish we had time to go again this year, but unfortunately, my hubby is running out of vacation days to use up. He's saving a few for when the baby comes! Maybe next summer...
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
We used the Top Note die, an exclusive Stampin' Up! die, for this card. And the stamp set, Eastern Blooms, will be 15% off starting Monday, August 11 until the end of September. You may see this card again if you attend a stamping event with me between now and then, so act surprised! (wink!)
Supplies: Eastern Blooms stamp set, Inspired by Nature (greeting), Pacific Point ink pad & cardstock, Kiwi Kiss ink pad & cardstock, Chocolate Chip marker, Baja Breeze cardstock, Blender Pen, Whisper White cardstock, Big Shot & Top Note Die, Trio Flower Punch, Silver Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Sorry I didn't get a chance to put a picture on it yet. New products on this page include: Scallop Edge Punch, Flower Fusion Too (Felt Flowers in Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, and Chocolate Chip), Button Bouquet, Rose Red grosgrain (a new color for this ribbon size), and Loads of Letters chipboard (sponged with White Craft ink for this project).
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I know, you're thinking "where's the butterfly?", right? It's a two-step stamp set with solid wings and then several designs that you can stamp over it. We used the one with little flowers to stamp on the bottom circle (both cut with the Coluzzle). It's hard to see the Scallop Edge Punch at the bottom of the card...and the other flowers stamped in a row of three (right above my watermark). The card base is Baja Breeze. I wasn't sure about the In Colors at first, but as I suspected, the more I play with them and use them, the more I like them. Also used on this card: new ribbon (double-stitched Chocolate available in a roll!), Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware (the brad) which matches the Silver from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and new chipboard (Loads of Letters).
Monday, August 4, 2008
Here is a photo of one of our make and take projects -- a bookmark!
It's so cute! I love how it utilizes so much of our new product: The flower, stamped in Tangerine Tango, is from the Eastern Blooms stamp set, which is one of 9 stamp sets that will be 15% off starting August 11! (Stay tuned for details about that sale!). The Patterns Paper replaces the Prints paper with different patterns and is available in 14 different colors. This is the Old Olive one. The scallop chipboard frame is inked in Old Olive Craft ink. It's a bit larger than the new Scallop Square Punch. Of course, the beautiful new ribbon! This striped ribbon (Pacific Point) is available in all six of the new In Colors. So pretty! The finishing touch is our new silver designer brads (both sizes of the Filigree version are shown here in the center of the flower and at the end of the ribbon).
The book in the photo is my very favorite baby name book, The Baby Name Wizard. I meant to bring it with me to Salt Lake City, but I forgot. We need to start brainstorming baby names because it's just a two short months, baby #3 will be making his/her grand entrance into the world! It's hard to believe it's coming so fast!
Speaking of coming fast...only 6 more days until the new catalog is released!! This is your last chance to order retiring stamp sets and accessories, so be sure to send me your order ASAP if there is still stuff on your wish list!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Supplies: Build-a-brad tin (empty), Bella Rose DSP, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dreams Du Jour stamp set, All Holidays stamp set, Riding Hood Red ink & cardstock, Pink Pirouette cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch
Today is the last day of Convention! I'll be traveling home tomorrow and can't wait to share new stuff with you! Stay tuned for my next post on Monday!
Friday, August 1, 2008
This year, I managed to finish both card fronts and some 3-D items. For my 3-D swaps, I brought Christmas Card Candy.
It's called "Card Candy" because it is packaged up in a cello bag just like candy. Each package includes four stamped embellishments mounted with a pop-up glue dot on a piece of wax paper. The embellishments can be taken off the wax paper and used on a card, scrapbook page, or as a tag for a gift. Here's a couple quick cards that I made using the Christmas Card Candy. (One is 3" x 5" and the other is 3" x 3".)
Supplies: Deer Friend stamp set, Short Order Alphabet, Kraft & Whisper White cardstock, Tangerine Tango ink & cardstock, Pacific Point ink & cardstock, Riding Hood Red ink & cardstock, Kiwi Kiss ink & cardstock, 1-1-4/" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Wax Paper, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Stapler, Write Me a Memory Font CD I; Cards also use Bella Rose DSP & White Grosgrain ribbon