Friday, June 26, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-Alter It! June 26th

This week's Bloggers Challenge was to alter something. I took a popcorn bag, my Big Shot, and some accessories and made this bag. I like how the Top Note die fits over the bag!

Check out the other great ideas by clicking on Bloggers Challenge on the side.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Catalog Workshop

The New Catalog Workshop is scheduled for:

Tuesday, July 7th at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 8th at 9:00 am
Wednesday, July 8th at 1:00 pm

All of the workshops will have the same projects. Pick the time that
works best for you! I hope you can make it!

You will receive the new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog,
see some demonstrations, and do some make-n-takes. There will also be
snacks and other fun stuff! Try out some of the new stamp sets and

This party is FREE and will be held at my house. I live about 1 mile
from Mountain Bay School/DC Everest Middle School.

I will send another reminder soon, but you can RSVP whenever you know
when you are coming. Let me know if you are bringing a friend!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Sketch Challenge

This week's Bloggers Challenge was a sketch challenge.  I used the sketch on the top to make this birthday card.  It's actually a blend of old and new.  Most of the colors are InColors that are retiring, but all of the stamp sets are new.  It's that time of year when I am sad to see the retiring stamp sets and accessories go, but super excited about the new stuff coming out!

Check out the Bloggers Challenge link on the sidebar to see other great takes of this sketch!

Here's what I used:
stamp sets: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes, On a Pedestal
card stock: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Whisper White
ink: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, marker-Summer Sun, ink refill-Tangerine Tango, ink refill- Riding Hood Red
accessories: blender pens, stamping sponge, 1" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals, Pacific Point striped ribbon

To make sure the ribbon didn't fray, I used a lighter and put it close to the edge of the ribbon.  This "melted" it a little and stops the ribbon from fraying.

If you wanted markers for the 08-09 InColors, you had to get a blender pen and reinkers.  Not bad to do, but an extra step.  The 09-10 InColors will be available as markers!!!  Yeah!  You'll be able to order the set of 6 for $17.95.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Marker Club cards

These are the cards we made at the Marker Club! For the elephant card, stamp with StazOn black ink on Glossy White card stock. Then color with markers.

On the Baja Breeze/Mellow Moss card stock, stamp the flowers with Craft White ink. Let it dry (or heat set) and then color with markers. After, cover the entire card with vellum.

To color the flowers from the Pretties Kit, first get them wet. I used an AquaPainter. Then color with a marker (bashful blue). After it dries, go over parts of the flower so you have different shades.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Stamp Club cards

Here are the cards made at the Stamp Club on June 8th. Happy stamping!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-Summer

This week's Bloggers Challenge is Summer. This card uses the baby wipe technique. Take a baby wipe and drop drops of reinker on it. I used Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, and Baja Breeze. Then run the baby wipe over a piece of card stock. I found that Confetti White worked well. It will be a unique design each time! You can also use the baby wipe as an ink pad for your stamp. Solid stamps work best.

Happy summer!