Monday, March 31, 2008

Card of the Day

Happy Monday Stampers! I hope you had a great start to your week today. This card was another stamp camp project for March. I finally decided to do a square card! It seems so tiny but it is actually not much smaller than a standard card. I used the wild wasabi pad to ink the stems of the flowers and markers for the blooms. After inking it up the way I wanted it, I misted it with a little water to blend the colors together. This card was inspired by several cards I saw on Splitcoast Stampers. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Garden whimsy
CS: wild wasabi, purely pomegranate, so saffron, w white
Ink: wild wasabi, so saffron marker, more mustard marker, purely pomegranate
Other: circle punches, paper piercing tools, pomegranate double stitched ribbon

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Hope you all have had a great weekend! We have been busy planning my new stamp room! The loft of my house is getting a wee bit crowded so we are cleaning out the bonus room that we never finished when building the house. It is a 28 x 28 room that will be a great workspace! We plan on putting in a 1/2 bath and a sitting area with a projection TV. I can't wait! I am trying not to get too excited because every time we make plans like this, something comes up or breaks and the money disappears! is another stamp camp project from this past Friday night. It uses lots of punches! I love punches! When I stamped up the leftovers from camp, I ran my punched pieces thru the xyron and it made things go much faster. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: So Much
CS: certainly celery, real red, tempting turquoise, apricot appeal
Ink: black, certainly celery
Other: circle punches, 5-petal punch, boho blossoms punch, red striped grosgrain, stapler

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Card of the Day

Hey stampers! Sorry I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks. My grandfather had been very ill and passed away this past week. I am sad to see him go but after seeing him suffer so much the last couple of months, it is a blessing. Thanks to some of my best stamper friends, the show went on and we had stamp camp last night.

I will be posting a card each day of the camp projects. This was probably the favorite. I CASE'd it from Splitcoast Stampers from 2 different stampers! Check them out here & here.

Check back tomorrow for another card from stamp camp! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: pick a petal, all holidays
CS: cameo coral, mellow moss, w white
Ink: mellow moss, apricot appeal, black
Other: silver brads, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds, black SU marker

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I have had a busy one and finally got a chance to do a little stamping tonight. I created this bunny card using 2 different tutorials from the Chic n' Scratch blog. I used her tutorial for the bunny face and the tutorial for the tri-fold card. Too cute! You still have time to create some fabulous bunnies! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Tag Time
CS: pale plum, gable green, w white, misc. designer paper, pretty in pink, black
Ink: pale plum
Other: punches, punches, punches (see link to tutorial)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I have been trying to teach myself some new techniques/projects lately. I ran across this one on SCS and decided to give it a try. I think I tried it a long time ago and it didn't work out as well as planned! You all know how I lose my patience easily! It is called a Swing Card or Flip-Flop Card. You can find the tutorial here.

Have fun with this one! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: priceless, holidays & wishes
CS: not quite navy, garden green, vanilla
Ink: summer sun, not quite navy, garden green, vanilla craft
Other: grosgrain ribbon, large oval punch, paper cutter w/scoring blade

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Card Box

I saw a couple of card boxes I liked on splitcoast and found a couple of templates. I stole this one from here, on the Paper Pleasing Ideas Blog. I am sure there was a template for the lid somewhere but I couldn't find it so my hubby helped me make one. The measurements for the lid are 7 4/8" x 3 5/8" and scored 3/4" on all sides.

I had fun using my new toy that I got a couple of weeks ago. The Stamp-a-ma-jig. I cannot believe that I have been stamping for 2 years and just now got one! It is amazing. I just think of all the cardstock I have wasted when I stamped a sentiment crooked. This helps you get everything straight and puts it where you want it! They are found on page 184 of the spring/summer catty for $11.95. It's a great tool, you should get one if you don't have one already! When I pulled my alphabet set out of the cabinet, I took advice from my fellow stamper, Tabby. She stamps out her letters on vellum cardstock and then leaves it in the box with the stamps. That way it is always ready to use.

The Details:
Stamps: jumbo outline alpha
CS: blue bayou, wild wasabi textured, purely pomegranate, groovy guava, watercolor paper
Ink: blue bayou, wasabi, pomegranate, guava
Other: ticket corner punch, silver brads, 5 petal flower punch, blue bayou stitched ribbon, paper piercing tools

More of my shameless case'ing!

Good Morning Stampers! I hope you all remembered to run your clocks forward last night! It is after Noon and I am still in my pajamas, how sad is that!? I guess sad is not the word, lazy more describes it!

During my lazy time, I didn't even come up with my own card. I CASE'd this card almost exactly from here! The only changes I made were that my sentiment image piece on the front opens up with a message inside and I didn't use beads on my cupcake icing. I am going to buy some of the "puffy" paint and apply that later. Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: cause for celebration
CS: old olive, apricot appeal, more mustard, confetti white
Ink: more mustard, stazon black, old olive
Other: vintage brads, moss ribbon, slit punch

Hostess Promotion

Stampin Up is keeping the momentum going even after Sale-a-bration! Hostesses will receive and extra $25 in merchandise with a qualifying workshop/order! Call or email me to schedule your workshop!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Another Tile

I worked on a few decorative tiles today too. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: gorgeous grapevine
Ink: mellow moss, always artichoke, perfect plum, elegant eggplant (all craft inks)
Other: glassy glaze, ribbon

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #38

Hello Stampers and Happy Saturday! I haven't done as much stamping today as I had planned but I did get a couple of projects done. The first project was Beate's weekend sketch challenge that I paired with this week's SCS Inspiration challenge. I love participating in the challenges! Enjoy!

The Details:
Stamps: spring solitude
CS: pretty in pink, green galore, gable green, w white
Ink: pink passion, gable green, white craft
Other: grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug EF, ticket corner punch, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals,

Monday, March 3, 2008

Card of the Day

Hello Stampers! I hope you had a fantastic Monday! I was off work today but it was a yucky, rainy day to be at home! I did manage a little spring cleaning and a little stamping!

I totally CASE'd this from Beate's last tutorial on the chalkboard technique. It can be found here. I used the distressing tool from the cutter kit to distress the edges. I also used my new oval nestabilities to cut the scalloped oval with my cuttlebug and used a paper piercer to make the little holes in the scallops. The base is dry embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder. I may do a card with this technique at my next stamp camp, it was very easy to do with a beautiful result! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Close as a memory, weathered BG
CS: close to cocoa, choc chip, real red, pumpkin pie, vanilla
Ink: white craft, choc chip, real red, pumpkin pie, versamark
Other: nestabilities scalloped oval die, cuttlebug, SU pastes chalks, cutter kit, sponge daubers, paper piercer

Sunday, March 2, 2008

My new paper cabinet

Hey girls! Look at the bargain that Gary found for me in the classified ads! We had to drive to Nashville to get it but I think it is worth it. It holds all my 8 1/2 x 11 paper! I have my scraps in manilla pocket folders that I cut down (we were throwing them away at work). I have a folder for every color and that makes it easy to use up the scraps. There are 2 of the cabinets and they each have 36 slots! They are actually called mail sorters. We got them both for $65 - I looked on Office Depot's website and they were over $100 each when they were new. I love them! I owe my hubby for this great deal!

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #37

Hope you all had a great weekend! Speaking of weekend, I got a chance to complete the sketch challenge from Beate's blog. I really liked this sketch. I feel like it is a sketch you can either keep simple or kick up a notch!!

The stitching around the flower is faux stitching using the paper piercing set. If you like the watercolored look of the tulip, the look can be achieved by coloring your flower with pretty in pink and the stalk with certainly celery then go back and had a few dots of pink passion and garden green. After it is inked up, mist the stamp with a small amount of water and the colors will "melt" together to give the image a watercolored look. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: garden whimsy, for a friend (hostess)
CS: regal rose, apricot appeal, certainly celery, whisper white
Ink: regal rose, apricot appeal, certainly celery
Other: SU markers, paper piercing tools, corner rounder, grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug EF, ticket corner punch