Friday, February 26, 2010

Color Challenge Deadline Extended

From Adriel:
That's right! We're extending the deadline of our Color Challenge to February 28th @ midnight. If you planned on participating in this month's THS Color Challenge #1, you've still got time but it's time to step on it! We've got a few participants so far, but we would love some more participation! Get all the details about the challenge HERE! =)

My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last Friday, Feb. 19th. My husband took the day off and we had a lunch date! We never do that! We had a nice lunch together, just the two of us, and then we headed up to Payson with the kids where we spent the weekend. We went and played in the snow and just enjoyed hanging together. =)

Here's the anniversary card I made using our color challenge. It's a super simple card! I used the Very Vintage jumbo wheel with Tempting Turquoise ink along with the heart from the Hearts & Brackets die. The dots from the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder add instant texture and interest to this card without a lot of effort. Stamped a cute little sentiment, used the photo corner punch to get the banner effect on the end and added the rhinestone brad for a bit of bling and that's it. =)

Thanks for stopping by! I can't believe February is almost over... crazy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Party Favors

From Heidi...

We have a fun class coming up next Thursday at Tumbleweed called Party Favor Holders. I thought I'd share these fun little containers we created with you. They all can hold candy, a note, or other little gift items. They can make an ordinary gift a special gift just by the packaging. We created the Sour Cream Container using the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. I used the Tart and Tangy stamp set for the flower.The Genie Bag was decorated with the new Sweet Pea DSP, which I have come to love...I used the Wide Oval Punch to create the handle opening at the top.The Cottage Wall DSP makes this ordinary pineapple can look so cute. Just by adding some ribbon to the pull tab on this Pop Top Can gives it a fun and special look.The Piece of Cake uses a print-out template which is stamped to create your own DSP.
If you're looking for something fun and creative to do next Thursday evening, please join us at Tumbleweed, 6:30-9 PM.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cute Tutorial to Check Out!

You must check out THIS TUTORIAL on Mercedes Weber's blog on how to make these cute little drink cups with the Round Tab punch!! I thought this was such a great idea and wanted to share it with all of you! =)

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Something Fun to Try

From Adriel:

Here's a different kind of bookmark that is simple to make, but looks awesome! I used the tutorial on Mary's blog which you can find HERE.

I used the Charming stamp set from Stampin' Up! and embossed in black and white. It's really an elegant bookmark and would make a great gift for anyone! Make a card to match, slide the bookmark over the corner and you've got an instant and lovely gift. Seriously, this bookmark takes less than 20 minutes to make... great for when you need a last minute something for a thank you or other occasion and you need a little something more than a card.

Here's another tutorial for a similar, but simpler bookmark made using the Petal Card die. I don't own that die, but this one looks like fun, too!

Have fun and enjoy yourself! We would love to see what you end up with... leave us a link to what you make! =)

Oh, and don't forget about our color challenge... there's still a few more days left. It ends Feb. 26th! Get all the details HERE!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stamp-a-Technique Class

Our monthly classes are this week and we're doing a Stamp-a-Technique class this month featuring "glam and glitter"! All the details about times and such are in our newsletter which you can view HERE.

Here's one of the cards we will be making at the two classes today and at Thursday's class as well. This card features the "Faux Diamond" technique and the Fresh Cuts stamp set from Stampin' Up!
The entire surface of the stamped image is covered with glitterized embossing powder. It's easy to make your own... just combine a small amount of dazzling diamonds glitter w/ a small amount of clear embossing powder and you've just made yourself some glitterized embossing powder! Obviously, glitter is a bit difficult to photograph, but trust me... there's a lot of sparkle on this card!We're also making two other cards that I don't have photos of, but they are awesome! Hope you can join us and we're looking forward to seeing those of you who are already signed up! =)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Favorite Valentines

From Adriel:

I know, I know... Valentine's Day is over and won't be visiting us again for another year, but I just couldn't resist sharing some of the Valentine craftiness that caught my eye with you. With Valentine's Day being only yesterday, I thought I could get away with it! ;-)

Here's some favorites:

These are super cute by Geny Cassady:
Love this card by Nancy Riley:

Cute box idea from Jen Sannes:

These are just adorable by Lisa Spangler: Cute box idea from Andrea Walford:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V-Day and a card for the THS Color Challenge #1!

From Adriel:

Just a quick post today to share the Valentine card I made for my husband with you!
I used the THS Color Challenge #1 (there's still time to play along!) for the colors and had a fun time making a simple card for my "love of a lifetime". I really appreciate my husband and am thankful for him! Today was a good day to thank the Lord for Gary and for giving me such a wonderful husband. =)

Hope you are all having an enjoyable day! We spent a good part of the day just "hanging out" together and with the kids. It was a refreshing day! =)

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless noted): Kraft CS, Whisper White CS, Background Sampler stamp set (retired), So Many Sayings stamp set (retired), Barely Banana classic ink, Tempting Turquoise classic ink, Ruby Red classic ink, VersaMark ink, vintage brads, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions die, Big Shot die cut machine, Heart to Heart punch.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Using the new "Mom" set...

From Adriel:

We ordered the new "Messages for Mom" set from Stampin' Up! recently and a couple of days ago my mom and I both played with it and had some fun and laughs. I like creating with my mom. =)

This set has a ton of text in it, which I like for the reason that a lot of the sentiments can be used for other occasions and other people besides just "Mom", but they also fit well with the fancy "MOM" image that comes with the set. It doesn't come with very much else... one flourish image. This can be difficult if you're trying to use the set all by itself, but I used it along with the new "Vintage Vogue" stamp set and loved how the two sets went so well together! =)
For my card:

- I used a Kraft CS base and the size is just slightly under 3-1/2" x 5"... I think it's like 3-3/8" x 4-7/8"... I did that because it fits in the note card envelope better.

- I stamped an image from "Vintage Vogue" in Taken w/ Teal ink along the top and bottom of the card base.

- I stamped the "Mom" and the sentiment in black craft ink (on a strip of Kraft CS layered with Taken w/ Teal CS) and embossed w/ clear embossing powder. I didn't use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp these... I'm just that good... no, not really! LOL! We bought the set as clear-mounted, so it was very easy to see right where I was stamping and that is my secret! =)

- My black gingham ribbon ruffle was done by applying a strip of Sticky Strip on the back of the bottom of the sentiment panel. I just pressed and gathered the ribbon as I went.

- My flowers are embossed, even though I didn't have craft ink in Taken w/ Teal! Here's how: I inked up the floral image first with versamark. I then inked up the image again with Taken w/ Teal classic ink, directly after the versamark. Then I stamped this on my cardstock, which I then sprinkled with a mixture of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds glitter and set with the heat tool. So cool... you can pretty much emboss with any color that way, without needing to have craft ink pads! =) The flowers were then cut out carefully, punched with the 1/16" hand punch and attached to the Kraft CS strip w/ clear rhinestone brads.

It was fun to make... I'm going to make more (if I have time). ;-)

Don't forget about the color challenge that we're hosting! You can get all the details about it HERE!

Have a wonderful, creative day! =)

Supplies for Mom card (all SU unless noted): Vintage Vogue stamp set, Messages for Mom stamp set, Kraft CS, Taken w/ Teal CS, Whisper White CS, Black craft ink, Taken w/ Teal classic ink, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, heat tool, Sticky Strip, Clear rhinestone brads, Black gingham ribbon (not SU), stampin' dimensionals, adhesive.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Color Challenge Card

From Heidi...I'm not entering the challenge, but I wanted to try out these colors. I combined a sketch challenge with the color challenge and this what I came up with. I used the Vintage Vogue stampset and the crimper. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your, fun!

To get all the details about the color challenge that we're hosting, click HERE!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Embossed Valentine Card

From Heidi...I hope that you're all having a great week. We've got a few classes this week, so I'm looking forward to some creative time with our stamping friends. Thursday's class is an altered file folder birthday or calendar or shopping that's going to be fun to create again. I'm sharing this embossed Valentine card. I CASE'd this from a Christmas card I saw and recreated it as a Valentine card using the Well-Scripted stamp set and Big Shot Heart diecut.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heart to Heart Cards

From Adriel:

Here's a couple of the wonderful cards we will be creating at the Heart to Heart card making class today at Tumbleweed Rec. Center. Info regarding time and registration can be found in this month's newsletter HERE. =)

My mom, Heidi, created this adorable lollipop Valentine card! I love it! =)Supplies (SU unless noted): Kraft CS, Real Red CS, Very Vanilla CS, Sending Love Specialty DSP, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, You & Moi stamp set, Chocolate Chip classic ink, Real Red classic ink, Versamark ink pad, Clear embossing powder (not SU), button (not SU), Corner rounder (not SU), Fine Crochet thread (not SU), Stampin' Dimensionals, adhesive (not SU), Lollipop(not SU).

This card I made uses a variety of circle punches and DSP to create a fun Valentine card. =)
Supplies (SU unless noted): Pretty in Pink CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Real Red CS, Very Vanilla CS, Sending Love Specialty DSP, Chocolate Chip ink, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Love You Much stamp set, Fundamental Phrases stamp set, Scallop Edge punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch, 1" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Word Window punch, Mini glue dot, Stampin' Dimensionals, Adhesive (not SU).

Don't forget about the color challenge we are hosting! You can get all the details HERE! =)

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

THS Color Challenge #1

Welcome to Two Happy Stampers Color Challenge #1!!

I thought it would be fun to host a color challenge for all of our creative friends! I know I like other challenges I've participated in and there's always room for more, right? This challenge is open to all of our artsy, crafty friends! Whether you make cards, scrapbook, knit, paint or anything in between, we'd love for you to join in along with us!
The color challenge this month was inspired by thinking of unconventional Valentine colors. Don't get me wrong... pink, red, white are fun to use together once a year to my heart's content, but I wanted to try some different colors out for Valentine's Day.

Our color challenge this month is: Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, Ruby Red and Kraft. (These are Stampin' Up! color names... use what you have!) Feel free to add some white or vanilla if desired! Make something creative using our color challenge and submit the url link to your creation in the comments. (I'm trying to figure out how to put a link gadget on here... maybe later.) You could make something related to Valentine's Day, but you don't have to. =) We'll choose 5 of the submissions and feature them on our blog!

Sound fun?! Join us!

Guidelines to participate:
- Use the colors in the challenge as a springboard for your creativity!
- Challenge ends Friday, February 28th @ midnight, Arizona time.
- Please keep submissions family friendly!

We're looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us! Let your friends know about the challenge, too! Have fun!! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Chocolate Cake Birthday Card

From Heidi...We had a special request for a layered Chocolate Cake, so here's what I came up with. The only BD cake stampset we had a few weeks ago, was the retired Birthday we have another BD cake...can't remember the name of it at the moment. Anyway, this was a lot of fun to make. I clear EB a scallop circle punched Chocolate Chip CS, to give it a shiny frosting look. Thanks for visiting us!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pink Valentine

From Heidi...I was inspired by a card Sara Spencer created, then with the "You and Moi" stampset...coupled with the new Sweet Pea DSP, how can you not make a cute card? Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Won Something!

From Adriel:

This rarely happens to me... I won something! A cute pair of beaded starfish earrings from Jewels of the OBX to be exact! Here's what I won!

You can check out Julie's work on her blog HERE and also be sure to check out her SHOP! Thanks again, Julie!

Be sure to check back soon... I'm working on putting together a color challenge that will be open to all of our creative friends!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Masculine Card Share

From Heidi...We're offering a masculine card class tomorrow night at Tumbleweed using the Nouveau Chic DSP. I was in need of some other masculine cards, so pulled out some very retired SU DSP paper using the same layout as another masculine card. Thought I'd share it today! Hope you're all having a great start to a new week!