Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Hello Stampers! I found this awesome video from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts on the shattered glass technique and decided to give it a try. I am always up for the challenge of a new technique especially if I can turn around and teach it at my next club/camp and look like a genius! Naw, my girls know that I CASE about 80% of my work, lol!! Give this one a try, it's alot easier than it looks! The only thing that I did that I didn't see in the video was wipe the old olive with a paper towel to remove excess ink. Enjoy!

The details:

Stamps: simple friendship
CS: regal rose, old olive GLOSSY cardstock
Ink: black stazon, old olive, regal rose
Other: masking tape, rhinestone brad, sponge daubers

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mojo Monday Submission

Hello again stampers! I decided to play around with the Mojo Monday Blog sketch this week. If you look closely, I took my favorite sizzix die, the top note, and cut it once then turned my cut piece sideways and cut again. It makes another cute design for your cards or you could use as a journaling piece in your scrapbooks. Use this sketch for your inspiration and stamp something today! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: pun fun
CS: regal rose, choc chip, pink pirouette, apricot appeal, w white
Ink: black stazon, regal rose, su markers
Other: pink pirouette striped ribbon, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, scallop border punch, paper piercer, top note die

Card of the day

Hello stampers! I hate so much to see this stamp set on the retiring list!! I haven't used it in awhile but I still consider it one of my favorites! I love it because it is so versatile and doesn't have to be watercolored!! I challenged myself to use a different color combo with this one. I picked garden green on the color coach and forced myself to use the suggestions. I liked it after I saw them together but I wouldn't have picked those colors out on my own. Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, All Holidays
CS: bravo burgandy, certainly celery, garden green, w white
Ink: bravo burgandy, rose red, cetainly celery, garden green
Other: modern tag punch, burgandy organdy ribbon (retired), little leaves sizzlits, ticket corner punch, pewter brads, large oval punch, cuttlebug EF

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Card of the day

Hello stampers! I saw this card here and couldn't wait to duplicate it! Isn't just so dainty looking! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: warmest regards (retired), simple friendship
CS: w white, pretty in pink, mellow moss, vellum
Ink: black, mellow moss
Other: top note die, scallop envelope die, flower fusion 2 (retiring), little leaves sizzlit, so saffron brad, pretty in pink grosgrain, moss organdy ribbon, eyelet border punch

June Club Projects

Hello again stampers. Here are the projects that we did at my club appreciation party this past Friday night. Our club ended in May so we had a little celebration with food and prizes. I gave away tons of things - sizzix dies, designer papers, chipboard, stamp sets, and more. We also signed up for the next club and had a drawing for the hostess months. In addition to these 3 cards they had a designed and embossed a tile. Thanks again club members - you've been great!!

The Details:

Stamps: Happy Heart Day (retiring), On your Birthday
CS: baja breeze, so saffron, slumber party dsp, w white
Ink: black, riding hood red, so saffron, baja breeze
Other: riding hood red striped grosgrain, ticket corner punch

I Case'd this card from my friend and downline, Angela Richards. It is so cute for holding gift cards! It is a half-sheet of card stock cut lengthwise and scored at 3", 5-1/2", and 8" down the long side. Fold and use the circle and word window punch to make the slots for the gift card.

The details:
Stamps: Blooming with love (retiring)
CS: rose red, pretty in pink, old olive, watercolor paper, raspberry tart dsp
Ink: black stazon, rose red (inside), old olive
Other: pink pirouette striped grosgrain, 1" circle punch, word window punch, sticky strip

Saying farewell to another retiring set. This card was CASE'd from Christine's Creations blog. I have had this set for quite awhile but seemed to have a creator's block when it came to using it so I looked to the internet for some help!

The Details:
Stamps: Oval All, Bella's Bloom
CS: not quite navy, baja breeze, walk in the park dsp, w white
Ink: not quite navy, baja breeze, old olive
Other: scalloped oval punch, large oval punch, white grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, top note sizzix die, stampin dimensionals, scallop edge punch

Card of the day - more balloons

Hello stampers! Here is another balloon card for ya! One of the girls at work was born on the 4th of July so we always give her a red/white/blue birthday! Enjoy!

The details:
Stamps: crazy for cupcakes, party hearty
CS: w white, real red, brilliant blue
Ink: brilliant blue, black, real red (inside)
Other: misc ribbon, new modern label punch, cuttlebug EF, silver elastic cord, ticket corner punch

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! Sorry that I have been MIA lately but work has been CRAZY! We changed our registration system, ordering system and some of our xray equipment last week and had very little training on it and it was xray hell!! Needless to say, I wasn't in the mood to stamp last week!

I made a few cards this week in between preparing stamp club projects. This one is a card I made for a coworker. Her birthday was last saturday and we totally missed it with all the chaos going on so we made up for it today with a little mini-potluck.


The details:

Stamps: crazy for cupcakes, all holidays
CS: pink flamingo dsp, real red, summer sun, cameo coral, w white
Ink: black
Other: large and small oval punches

Friday, June 12, 2009

Project of the day

Hello Stampers! I saw this project featured on the Stampin Up website and thought it was too cute not to share!

The Details:
Stamps: Under The Stars
CS: Real Red,Whisper White,Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black,Creamy Caramel Craft,Real Red, So Saffron
Other: Large Flat Cello Bags, Linen Thread

Contact me or visit my demonstrator website if you would like to order any of the supplies to make this project!

New In Colors!

Hello Stampers! I had been hesitant to post the new in colors on the blog in fear that I would get into trouble from SU. I guess it is okay to do so now because I have seen them posted on bunches of other blogs. So here they are! I think I am really gonna like these! Enjoy!

PS: New catalogs will be here at the end of the month and you can order from them July 1st.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Card of the day

Hello Stampers! Quick post of a couple graduation cards that I made before leaving for work. Gotta go! Enjoy!


The Details:

Guy Card:
Stamps: say it with scallops
CS: not quite navy solid and dsp, w white, garden green, summer sun
Ink: not quite navy
Other: top note sizzix die, curly label punch, large star and star punch

Girl Card:
Stamps: say it with scallops
CS: sweet always dsp, regal rose, choc chip, pumpkin pie, w white
Ink: pumpkin pie
Other: choc grosgrain ribbon, various circle punches, curly label punch, top note sizzix die

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Retired List!

Hello Stampers! The retiring stamp set list and the retiring accessories list came out while I was away! Let me know if you need anything!


Back from vacation!

Hello Stampers! I just wanted to make a quick post to tell you all that I am back from my long vacation! We went to our cabin for 10 days and I didn't want to come back! We found this new place to eat in Pigeon Forge, TN called Mama's Farmhouse and it is delicious. It tastes just like home cookin! All the food is served family style and you can have as much as you want but save room for dessert because they bring banana pudding and peach cobbler! Check it out if you go to the smoky mountains!

I plan on doing some stamping this week if I get caught up on my chores so be on the lookout for posts!

Have a great week!