Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Technique Class--Shadow Stamping

This is the last set of cards that we created at my latest technique class. I used the technique of shadow stamping to make the ball look like it is moving! My second daughter, Miriam, is a HUGE soccer player, fan, connoisseur! She took the time to help her old mom out and picked out the colors to go with the soccer ball! I figured I couldn't go wrong when she picked out the colors! She LOVED the way this card turned out, too! Guess I'm doing something right, at least once in a while!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Goal
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Technique Class--Masking

Here's another set of cards we made at my technique class. I seem to forget about masking yet it adds so much to a scene!

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Black Stazon
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Aquapainters, 1/8" circle punch, silver brads

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Technique Class--Faux Suede

I am teaching a technique class. One of the techniques  that I taught was faux suede. I like the looks of this technique and it's so easy! For this class, we are making a card and a technique card. The technique cards have the step by step written directions as well as a sample on them then we are putting the technique cards onto a ring so that they will make their own book of techniques! Want to join in the fun? We are meeting on the second Thursday of the month to create!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, ticket corner punch,
Basic Black satin ribbon, dimensional, glue dots
Stay tuned! We are learning 3 techniques at each class. I will be posting the other 2 this week!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Madness!

In light of March Madness beginning and taken over the weekend (at least in my house!), I have to share my Thank you card that my neighbor commissioned! She needed 2 cards for her son's basketball coaches for the end of the season Thank you gifts! Their school colors are blue and yellow so I used Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight! She loved the cards and so did the coaches!

Stamps: Family Accessories, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop oval punch, large oval punch, aquapainter, Whisper White 5/8"
 grosgrain ribbon, sponge, dimensionals, Square lattice embossing folder

Happy Stampin'

Friday, March 18, 2011

My Sock Monkey!

When I was working on creating the cards for my Birthday Bash, Lydia picked the stamp set of Sock Monkey and Abi picked colors. After I made the card for the Bash, I played with the colors and set again! I LOVE the way this card turned out! It has such a fun feel to it with that monkey peeking through his window!

The inside of the card has that cute little monkey!

Stamps: Sock Monkey, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Black Stazon
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Crumb Cake seam binding, Square
lattice embossing folder, dimensional, aquapainter, Basic Black marker, sponge

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Last one for now!

This is the last card that we made at my Birthday Bash. I've seen cards similar in style to this one on the Internet several times. I had never taken the time to create one myself! I had Abi pick out colors again and then went at it!

Stamps: Sock Monkey, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Wonderfully Worn
Ink: Crumb Cake, Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Rose Red
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Baja Breeze seam binding, dimensional

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, March 14, 2011

More Birthday Bash!

Here's another card from my Birthday Bash! Abi picked the colors again and they were really fun to work with and this set. This is a fairly new set for me and I haven't had a chance to use it too much yet! To create the "sun", I punched a piece of copy paper with the 1" circle punch and put a little tape on the back of it. I always tap the tape onto my pants several times to take some of the tacky away so that I can remove it from my project when I need to! Then I added colors to the project! I started with sponging on Daffodil Delight, added More Mustard and finally Pumpkin Pie. I removed the paper circle and sponged on more Daffodil Delight. I got this really cool sun setting look!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Nature Silhouettes
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Sponges, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, Modern Label punch, Word Window
punch, Texture Plates Kit #4, 1" circle punch, dimensional

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birthday Bash 2!

Here's another card from my Birthday Bash! I found a card pretty much the same on Stampin' Connections (a website for demonstrators) and created it! I did change up the colors a little bit but the layout is identical! To get the color on the "Wish Big" sentiment, I used the Stampin' Write Markers right on the rubber! So easy to make an image multiple colors!

Stamps: Birthday Bakery, Word Play
Ink: Black Stazon
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, 1 3/4" circle punch, Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon,
Mat Pack, paper piercer, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, aqua painter

Remember, there's 2 more cards coming!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Birthday Bash!

I recently held a class that was a Birthday Bash! We created 3 cards using 4 designs. This was one of the cards that we created! Abi again picked out the colors for this beauty! I love letting her pick out the colors for meIt also fits for a sketch challenge on Stampin' Addicts! This sketch is number 69. I changed the location of the oval punch by centering it instead of putting off to the right. There is glitter on the center of each flower too!

Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Occasional Quotes
Ink: Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop oval punch, Large oval punch, 2-way glue,
Dazzling Diamonds, sponge, dimensionals, Perfect Details texturz plate

Keep watching for the other 3 cards that were made at my Birthday Bash!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Create a Cupcake

I was just playing around with my Create a Cupcake stamp set and Build a Cupcake punch. This is a pretty simple card but I like the "feel" of it! I'm not sure of the polka dots on the Chocolate Chip and the Pretty in Pink. Abi picked out the colors again! Gotta love having my own "Color Coach" living with me!

Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Build a Cupcake punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, perfect polka dot embossing folder, sponge

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Snow Fun!

Here is the other set of pages that we made at my Scrapbooking night on Monday. We received 24" of snow on February 2-3. You wouldn't believe what kind of havoc this will create, even in a place that is use to getting snow! Our road didn't get plowwed until late that Wednesday. The snow drift in my driveway was taller than I am! Boy did my girls have fun playing in this! I was sure that I wasn't the only one with my camera out and taking pictures, so I created these pages (with help from Stampin' Connections again) so that those pictures can be seen over and over!

This is the left side of the duo. On the bottom of the page there is 2 rhinestone brads.

This is the right side of the set. I love those punch art mittens! There are 2 more rhinestone brads in the upper right corner.

Stamps: Serene Snowflake
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Snowflake punch, Wide oval punch, Small oval punch, Word Window punch, Scallop trim border punch, Square ice rhinestone brads, Whisper White 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Night of Navy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Neutrals Patterns DSP, dimensionals, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, sponge, Alphabet Simple dies

This is one of my favorite pictures of that day! This is my 7 year old, Lydia. Isn't she just adorable? Snowflake on my nose and eyelashes...

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

February Scrapbooking Night

Stampin' Up! has encouraged their demonstrators to add one thing to their business. I decided to add a scrapbooking night once a month on the 4th Monday of the month. This past Monday was our first meeting and this is one of the 2-page spreads that we created! I haven't done much scrapbooking so I found some ideas on Stampin' Connections (this is an online community for demonstrators) and made it my own!

This is the left side of the spread close up. I don't know if you can see, but I did stamp a heart in Pink Pirouette all over the white.

Here's the right side close up.

Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Real Red
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Brights Patterns DSP, Scallop Trim border punch, Scallop circle punch,
1 3/8" circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, 1 3/4" circle punch

Happy Stampin'