Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Hi! I have been wanting to try this technique (paper piecing) for quite awhile and finally sat down the other day and did it. This is my first attempt, so nothing to get too excited about, but it was still fun. I'm working on another card with this same technique and I'll share that when I'm done. If you want to know more about this technique, check out the tutorial over at SCS.
Certainly Celery CS
Tempting Turquoise CS
Whisper White CS
DS paper (Flowers for You)
In Full Bloom set
Basic Black classic ink
Certainly Celery Stampin'Write marker
Bashful Blue Stampin'Write marker
White satin ribbon
I stamped the flower and stem images on Whisper White CS. I then stamped the flower images on DS paper and cut them out. I used Tombow adhesive to adhere my flowers to the Whisper White CS. I put the cut flowers on right where the image was stamped on the Whisper White CS. I used the Stampin' Write markers to color in the stems, leaves and the little dots around the images. I took a strip of Certainly Celery cut the same size as the Whisper White panel and cut little lines into one edge of it to resemble grass. I guess it does... I guess it's more interesting than a flat piece of CS. Anyway, tied the ribbon around into a bow, attached the panel with dimensionals to the Tempting Turquoise panel. Assembled the rest of the card as you can see in the pic. It was a fun technique to try! I really enjoyed it!
BTW, I think my mom did a GREAT job on all the Christmas cards she posted! Good job, Mom!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yes, it's that time of the week again! I have been participating in the handbag challenges on Theresa Forster's blog these past 3 weeks. I've had it easy the other times because I was the only entry. This week there were two entries: mine and Anthonette's! I consider Anthonette to be a very worthy (somewhat intimidating) opponent... her entry is awesome! Yikes!
Anyway, you can check out the two entries and vote by clicking here. Thanks and have a nice day!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
As promised, here are the cards we did at our last 5 for $5.
We did two of this card. This card used some of the new in-colors: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss. We used the Wow Flowers set along with some of the in-colors inks. The stamped image on the white cardstock was punched out with a circle punch and dimensioned on the card.
This card we used a couple of the in-colors as well: Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette, along with Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery. We used the new hostesss set, Window Dressing, which was perfect for the watercolor technique we used on this card.
This card was made using Sketch Challenge #79 on SCS and was based on this card, which used DS paper in the layout. I was looking for a way to use DS paper, so this layout and card were great to follow. The card we made used Whisper White CS, Certainly Celery CS, Tempting Turquoise CS, and retired DS paper (Flowers for You) from the old catalog. We used the Thoroughly Thankful set and used the Stampin' Write markers to color in the image in the varied colors.
The colors for this card were Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, and Chocolate Chip. We used three different sets for this card: Good Things Grow (retired), Sprinkles, and Fundamental Phrases. We used the Sprinkles set to versa mark the background. The saying is from Fundamental Phrases and the square image is from Good Things Grow, punched out with the 1-3/8" square punch. We used hemp thread to make the card a little more interesting.
Thanks for looking! Our next 5 for $5 is September 12, from 1-3pm. Let us know if you would like to join us! Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Hi there! I keep putting off taking pictures of some of the stuff we've been working on! Last Friday we did a 5 for $5 class, and the cards turned out so cute! I will post pics of them soon! Yesterday I did a candle! Yes! That was pretty exciting! You can stamp on candles and it is so easy to do and the results are wonderful! Anyway, I will share a picture of that soon also. My mom was working on a gate-fold card yesterday along with a cool sponging technique. I like how her card turned out! So, a whole bunch of new stuff and no pictures! However, I mentioned a week or two ago some of the projects that were in the making. One of them was this altered lunch box tin. What do you think? I think I'm going to embellish it a little to give it more character, but I thought I would share this picture anyway. I don't know if I would use it for carrying my lunch around, but it is a perfect size for keeping cards in!
Also, we're getting the September newsletter ready to send out soon, so be looking for that in a few days. If you have provided us with your email address, you will more than likely be receiving the newsletter via email this month. This helps us save a little money and also keeps your paper mail clutter down. If you prefer to receive a hard copy of our newsletter via snail mail, please let us know!
I was encouraged by this verse today: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!" Philippians 4:4
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Hi there! Well, I was the only one to enter in Theresa's Handbag Challenge AGAIN this week, so I'm the weekly winner! (For more info about my winning entry on the right, view yesterday's post.) Really, if you like challenges, consider participating in next week's challenge! She has some great prizes she's giving away.
Anyway, I need votes for my winning entry! Click here to leave a comment on Theresa's blog about my entry to vote for it. Voting ends Sunday at 7pm. Thanks for your consideration and thanks for looking!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Here's a peek at a couple of the cards we will be making at our upcoming Stamp-a-Stack/5 for $5. We'll be using a new set from the all new Fall/Winter Catalog along with some of the new in-colors. You don't want to miss making these cards and more!
There are a few spots left for this class! The class is this coming Friday, August 15, from 1-3pm. The cost is $5 for 5 cards! Don't miss it! Contact us today to sign up!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The scalloped brown panel inside is actually a pocket. The giftcard slides in at the top and fits perfectly!
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we went on a little trip up to a cabin. My mom brought along the supplies to make this fun project. So we spent one afternoon working on these and put the finishing touches on them when we got back. They were a lot of fun to make and I love the results!
I used a lot of different materials for this project. First of all, this whole thing started out as just a plain old file folder! After folding it this way and that, it was all ready to decorate! I first inked all the edges of the folder... I didn't really like the light yellow look of the file folder with my paper. I cut my DS paper to size and inked all those edges, too. Then I attached all my paper. I used rubons, chipboard, brads, ribbon, sticky tape, stamps... I'm sure I forgot something! Anyway, it was fun to make! Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Just reminding everyone about our Stamp-A-Stack coming up next Friday, Aug. 15. We make 5 cards for $5. We have some fun cards planned, using the new stamp set "Wow Flowers" along with the new "In-Colors". We just received SU's new Fall/Winter catalog, so the catty's will be available for you to browse through or take one home for $7. They've added some nice stamp sets, along with new Scrappin' and card kits. My favorite item is the "Build A Brad". You punch a 1/2" circle of Designer Series paper or stamp a custom image to build your own brad! Very fun!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Anyway, onto the cards! My colors: whisper white, basic gray, old olive, ruby red, and bravo burgundy. I used whisper white CS for the base of the card, my next layer is basic gray, and then after that is the layer of either old olive or ruby red (depending on the card). This layer is stamped with the thingy from the Wow Flowers set... it kinda looked like a snowflake to me! Again, I'm a silly gal! I stamped the "snowflake" with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. It made a really nice background, snowflake or not! Moving on, my bravo burgundy strip is scallop punched on the bottom edge (yes, using the NEW scallop edge punch!), and attached to the various layers. A beautiful basic gray taffeta ribbon is tied around the burgundy strip before all these layers are attached to the white card base. The sentiment/stamped image which is really a snowflake FOR REAL, was stamped with whisper white craft ink and then embossed with this "Winter Wonderland" embossing powder I had on hand (no, not SU). Punched out with the scallop circle punch, with another scallop circle punch in gray behind. Attached with dimensionals and that's it!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
This is a card I made a couple of days ago. It is a monochromatic card and has LOTS of layers! The colors I used for this card were whisper white CS, not quite navy CS, and the new in-color, baja breeze CS. I started with a whisper white base for the card. I used baja breeze CS on top of the card base. I added silver brads to the corners of the baja breeze CS. I didn't have the ticket corner punch, so I just used my 1/2" circle punch to punch the corners out of the whisper white CS and not quite navy CS panels. I attached these to the baja breeze with SNAIL. I tied some 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon around this finished panel, then I used dimensionals to attach the baja breeze panel to the whisper white card base.
I used a set I haven't used in awhile: Happy Harmony. I REALLY like this set! I wish it was a permanent set, because it is really lovely! Anyway, stamped the "flower" (I think it's a dandelion) on baja breeze in whisper white craft ink. I used some "winter wonderland" embossing powder (not SU) that we've had hanging around. It added a nice shiny sparkle to the image! As you can see, I put a white layer under this stamped image. I used dimensionals to attach to card. My sentiment is stamped on whisper white CS in not quite navy classic ink. I attached this to an ever-so-slightly larger piece of not quite navy CS, then a piece baja breeze CS, and finally to a larger piece of whisper white CS that I scallop punched only two edges of. I dimensioned this even more than my image.
Anyway, wanted to share that with you! Have a wonderful day! And remember...it's the little things that make life BIG!