Friday, July 31, 2009
This first card has lots of texture that you just can't see! The top of the cupcake looks like it was just frosted and ready to eat! YUM!!
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery Craft, Summer Sun craft
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Aquapainter, Crystal Effects, White Embossing Powder, heat tool, Acetate, glitter
I really love this card! It uses a set that I have struggled to use but this one is one of my favorites! It does have a fall feel to it but I still LOVE it!
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Glue dots, Fine Supernova glitter, Wide oval punch, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, Chocolate Chip Patterns designer series paper
This has to be one THE best techniques ever created! You really need to see this one in person! The Rose is stamped on Shimmery White cardstock so it has a glitter and sheen all it's own. It really makes you say WOW! when you see it!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Short & Sweet
Ink: Ruby Red, VersaMark
Card Stock: Ruby Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Accessories: Top Note die, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlet, White Embossing powder, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Cameo Coral re-inkers, aquapainters, water spritzer
Thursday, July 30, 2009
The first one is a diaroma card. I really like the way this one turned out! The bear and racoon are just so cute!!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Under the Stars
Card Stock: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, aquapainters
The next card is using a stamp set that I got for FREE for attending the Stampin' Up! convention last year in Salt Lake City! It's called Flight of the Butterfly. They have now come out with a punch that matches this stamp set! The two techniques that are used on this card is Bleeding Markers and Spiral Pop-Up. This is the outside of the card.
The last card that we made is using Clossione and Wrinkle Free Distressing. I LOVE the colors of this one. I think they are really pretty together!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
They are giving away five new dies for the Big Shot. The dies include
Stampin' Up! Thanks (embosslit)
Stampin' Up! Final Press (embossing folder)
Stampin' Up! Perfect Details (texture plate)
Stampin' Up! Two Tags (Bigz die)
Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor (Bigz XL die)
All you have to do is post about it on your blog! How simple is that!
I can't wait to get to know you on this wonderful new site! See you there!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I received this beautiful card from another demonstrator! Isn't it beautiful? She picked my name from a list and just mailed it to me. It was such a wonderful surprise to receive such a fantastic card in the mail. This Random Act of Kindness (or RAK) was truly appreciated! Thank you Debbie!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Perfect Plum
Card stock: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Earth Elements brads, scallop edge punch, modern label punch, 1/16" handheld punch
Monday, June 15, 2009
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Short and Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Baby wipes, Rose Red reinker, Garden Green reinker, Pretty in Pink reinker, Texture plates for the Big Shot, Scallop die, Rhinestone brads, dimensionals
The next project was shaving cream! This is messy technique but it is SO worth the trouble. The wonderful marbled look to the card stock is just beautiful! Use the cheapest shaving cream you can find, it works the best. Fill a shallow container with shaving cream. Place drops of your reinker in the shaving cream. Swirl with a knife. Place card stock in the shaving cream. Clean off card stock. The longer the shaving cream sits the darker the color will be. You can get several pieces done with one set up before the colors become too muddy to use.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This cute little Sock Monkey is one of the cards that we created at April's Mighty Stampers meeting. This card is a hinge card with the hinge on the left side of the card. We also did a technique called gun metal on the chipboard frame. The ribbon is dyed with Taken with Teal.
Stamps: Sock Monkey, Smarty Pants
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Whisper WhiteInk: Going Gray, Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Silver Encore
Accessories: Chipboard, white grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, white gel pen, Crafter's tool kit, aquapainter, heat tool
This is another type of hinge card. This one was featured in Stampin' Success (a magazine that Stampin' Up! sends to the demonstrators). Isn't this adorable? The colors are from a color challenge on Stampin' Addicts. This card also uses a technique of rubber band stamping. Check out the top portion of this card. Do you see the rubber band stamping? Cool, right? There's even a little rock and roll happening!
Stamps: Good Friend
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Soft Subtle brads, Scallop edge punch, White embossing powder, sponges, dimensionals, 1/16" circle punch, heat tool
This one in my favorite! I just love the way this card turned out. The faux alligator panel and the "chomp" out of the right corner are the best!
Stamps: Wild about You
Cardstock: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Versa Mark
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, bone folder, heat tool
Mighty Stampers is a technique class that I teach every 2nd Tuesday of the month. We learn 5 techniques and make 3 cards. I also give out the directions to each technique so that you can have a refresher once you get home. Email me for more information or to reserve your spot in the next class!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Holiday Blitz
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Baja Breeze DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Thursday, May 14, 2009
My first blog post, well my second, has to be of the card that first got me "published". This card was for a swap at the 2008 Stampin' Up! convention. I gave an extra to Stampin' Up! and it was then posted on the website in the Stamper's Showcase (a gallery for Stampin' Up! demonstrators). I was so proud! I needed to share it with you! So what do you think of this Sock Monkey? Isn't he cute?
This is a supension card. The flower rotates around and the other side says Thanks a Bunch! Really cool and easy to do. You just need to sandwich some dental floss between the two images and between the layers of the card front. Make sure you use Sticky Strip so that your card won't rip!
Stamps: Sock Monkey; Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Aquapainters, sticky strip, dental floss
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I'll be back soon with some projects that I have been working on! See you soon!