Friday, July 31, 2009

Bloggers Challenge- July 31st - Sketch Challenge

The Bloggers Challenge this week was a sketch challenge. And, even though it's summer, I wanted to use the new Simple Snowflake stamp and Jumbo Snowflake punch. I made one with Taken with Teal and one with Brilliant Blue.

Check out the other Bloggers Challenge creations by clicking on the link on the right side of the screen.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Convention Swaps 2009

I got together with some friends today to do some stamping. What a great way to spend a cool, rainy day! I worked on swaps for Convention when I wasn't visiting or eating. The one above is made with a Spanish stamp. It is a Hostess set which is also available in English. I am going to a class at Convention about using the Spanish Supplement and we are doing a swap with sets from the Spanish Supplement. I used the texture jumbo wheel on the Summer Sun card stock and Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color the flowers.

What I used:
stamp sets-Hermoso amanecer (Country Morning), Texture jumbo wheel
card stock-Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream
ink-StazOn jet black, So Saffron jumo cartridge (made with empty cartridge and reinker)
accessories-ticket corner punch, dimensionals, AquaPainter, WWC (going gray, charcoal always artichoke, elegant eggplant, summer sun)

For this card I used the stamp set Flores Suaves set from the Spanish Supplement. I have no idea what the words say :) but I love the way they look as a background. I ran the Mellow Moss card stock through the Big Shot with the new Finial Press embossing folder. I'm going to make more of these cards just because it's so fun to use the embossing folder! The edges of my ribbon aren't going to fray...I used a lighter on the edges. You just have to be careful that you don't do it too long because the ribbon will melt!

What I used:
stamps- Flores Suaves
card stock- Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
ink- Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust
accessories- 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, stamping sponges, sponge daubers, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot

I'm doing another swap, too, but it is doubling as my Bloggers Challenge for tomorrow. So stop back and see the Simple Snowflake stamp in action!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-July 17, 2009

The Bloggers Challenge this week was to use stitching in some way. I actually had this card finished, but the Challenge inspired me to add some faux stitching on the side. To do faux stitching, use your paper piercer and pierce holes however you want your stitch line to go. Then run a white gel pen over the lines.

Check out the other great cards with stitching on them by clicking on the link to the right that says Bloggers Challenge.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-July 10, 2009

This week's Bloggers Challenge was to CASE another Bloggers Challenge member. I chose Jamie (Garden of Greetings) because I love her cards and she is so sweet! :)

This card is all about Real Red. The ink and ribbon are both Real Red, and so is most of the card stock!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stamp Club, July 2009

The first card made at the July Stamp Club is a quilt card. It's easy to make! Cut card stock (I usually use a piece of scrap white) whatever size you want the quilt part to be. Mark lines in the center both ways (so it makes a plus sign). Then stamp your center image (in this case a "j") and attach to the middle of the card stock that has lines. Use the lines you drew to get the image exactly in the center. Then take strips of DSP and add one strip at a time until you're made a square around the image. Repeat with a different color over and over until the entire piece of card stock is covered. Snip off the ends that are sticking out, and attach to your card base.

The glitter for the "j" was added with Heat and Stick powder.

This next card uses the Circle Circus stamp set as a background for both the star and large white circle. It is made with Rich Razzleberry and Going Gray. I love the way the brads add extra stars to the card!

This make-n-take uses the new InColor Dusty Durango. I love the coordinating polka dot ribbon!! To get the glitter on the candles, I used the 2-Way glue pen and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It is the easiest way to add glitter, and it dries very fast! And you've gotta love that new Modern Label Punch!!

This make-n-take has two parts. The card is a 3 x 3 card. The gift box is the perfect size to store the smaller 3 x 3 gift cards!

Happy stamping!

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Catalog Workshop 2009

These are the cards that were done at the New Catalog Workshop. The first 2 cards were demonstrated. The last 2 cards were the make-n-takes.

For the Summer card, the mosquitoes were colored in using Stampin' Pastels. The "S" in summer was stamped on DSP (Designer Series Paper) and mounted on chipboard.

This card uses the Big Shot and the NEW InColor markers! The holes were punched with the Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool (which is now available separately!!).

This make-n-take is made by inking up a Texturz plate with ink (use a brayer) and then running the card stock through the Big Shot with the Texturz plate. This is a neat technique with colored card stock, too! Don't you love that new punch, too?!

The Circle Circus set is so fun to stamp with! This card is quick and easy, and has a lot of color. The ribbon is the new polka dot InColor ribbon.

Happy stamping!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Blogger's Challenge, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July weekend! This week's Bloggers Challenge was "Wave the Flag- Red, White, and Blue". The Old Glory set retired a long time ago, but it is the one I usually grab when I make patriotic cards. I love this set!!

Check out the other Bloggers Challenge member's creations by clicking on Bloggers Challenge on the right side of the screen.

To make this card, I used the Old Glory stamp set, Real Red and Brilliant Blue Classic ink, & Real Red and Whisper White card stock. It is folded in the middle with the star attached to only the left side.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s New Catalog!!

Click on the links to the right to see the new catalog. It's great! Stampin' Up! is also offering a Deal of the Week, as well as a $85 Mini Starter Kit. Contact me with any questions!