Friday, August 21, 2009

Bloggers Challenge-August 21st

The Bloggers Challenge this week was to use punches or dies. I used the new butterfly punch, which I also used at my Stamp Club meeting. What a great punch!

Check out all of the other Bloggers Challenge creations by clicking on Bloggers Challenge, on the right side of this screen.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Harvest Home stamp set

If you buy a set like Harvest Home that is a line stamp, you don't always have to color it in! I hope you enjoy these ideas! And thanks to the people that inspired me to make these cards by sharing their ideas!

The top card is embossed with gold embossing powder. The card stock is Soft Suede and Brushed Gold.

To make this card, cut 3 pieces of card stock (different colors) the same size as the wood block of your stamp. Then stamp the image on each piece. Tear the top layer, then adhere the next layer underneath. Tear that layer and adhere the bottom layer. Then mount it on a slightly larger piece of card stock (in this case black).

Happy stamping!

August Stamp Club

These cards were made at the August Stamp Club.

The new butterfly punch is great to use with the butterfly from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set!

We used Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color in the pumpkin image.

The Finial Press embossing folder was used to make the background of this card. I love the embossing folders! They are easy to use and the results are so "wow!"

Look on my next post to see some other ideas using the Harvest Home stamp set...with no coloring!

Happy stamping!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Stamped earrings!

At the Stampin' Up! Convention earlier in August, co-founder Shelli showed how to make earrings with metal edge tags. She inspired me to make these!

This pair of post earrings is made with the Circle Circus stamp set. I embossed one of the circles with gold emboss powder on brushed gold card stock. Then I punched the circles out with the 3/4" circle punch and used mini glue dots to attach them to earring posts.

These earrings were made with metal edge tags and earring dangles. I inked up the stamp I got at the Stampin' Up! convention that was attached to the Stampin' Up! Build-a-Bear (He's a cutie!). I used markers (Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Rich Razzleberry) and stamped right on the tags.

I hope these inspire you to make your own hand-stamped earrings!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You're Invited!

You're invited to Stampin' Up Night!
Who: Anyone that wants to save money on stamping/scrapbooking/crafting supplies, OR
earn a little extra money, OR start a business, OR make new friends, OR just have fun!

From now until the end of August, you can get the Mini Starter Kit for just $85! You can customize this kit with the stamp set, card stock, and ink that you want. Until the end of August you can also get the Standard Starter Kit ($199) and receive the 6 InColor ink pads plus an assorted pack of 8 1/2 x 11 InColor card stock in addition to the starter kit contents (which you can also customize!). It's worth it just for the stamping supplies!

What: We'll do a stamping project, have some fun with games and prizes, learn about being a demonstrator, and enjoy some snacks.

There is no cost to attend and no obligation to be a demonstrator if you do attend. If you come and decide it's not the right thing for you, you can just enjoy the stamping project and snacks!

When: Sunday, August 16th 6:30-7:30

Where: Patrice's house

RSVP and attend: Receive a gift and have fun!
Attend event without RSVPing: Have fun!

Come by yourself or bring a friend!

Can't make it? I would be happy to send you information, or meet with you individually.
Happy stamping!