Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Wednesday also means a new Color Dare! Check it out here: http://colordare.blogspot.com/
This is my card for this week. Hope you like it!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
After I cleaned up from my bomb of an event :) I made this card.
Stamp Set: Holy Family
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon; SU Markers and Blender Pen
I started with a Bravo Burgundy card base and rounded the corners with the corner rounder. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla slightly smaller, rounded the outside corners only and ran through the Big Kick in the Holly Cuttlebug embossing folder. Next I cut a Top Note out of Old Olive. The image was stamped on watercolor paper using Timber Brown Stazon ink and then colored with SU Stampin' Write Markers. The image was then cut with the Curved Rectangles Nestibilities. I stamped the star with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. The halo around the baby's head was also embossed in gold. Then I used a sponge dauber and sponged all visible surfaces with Champaigne Mist Shimmer Paint--love that stuff! I added the 1 1/4 inch striped Old Olive grosgrain ribbon and cinched it at the top with a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon.
I am really please with the results. I will definitely be making another card with this set. So pretty!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I just love the Color Dare colors for this week!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Speaking of my first SU event--I am so excited! I sent out 20 invitations to an open house. I just want to get the word out that I am selling Stampin' Up products. I don't really care if I get any sales, well, it would be nice. But, mainly, I want my friends to make a card and see how much fun they can have with just a few simple supplies. I would like to get 3-4 people to be in my first Stamp Club that will meet once a month. The fee for the club meeting will be $10 or a $40 order. Anyone is invited this Saturday, September 19 from 1:00-4:00pm.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
My card base is Close to Cocoa. I added a layer of Pumpkin Pie to give it dimension. Using the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge for this week, I added the next layer. I use Pumpkin Pie as the base again with Close to Cocoa on top. I stamped in Versamark, the leaves from the Falling Leaves set. Then embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I used the same embossing technique on the Ruby Red piece that I edged with the spiral punch. Now for the main image! I stamped my image (Crazy for Cupcakes) onto watercolor paper. I watercolored the image using SU markers and a blender pen. After the image was completely dry, I ran it through my crimper first one way and then the other. This technique is called the Seersucker Technique. I then sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa. The main image panel is layered with Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa and popped up on dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set. What card is complete without some bling! I added three small square crystals to the top left corner of the image and then iced my cupcakes with Crystal Effects. Yummy!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Check out the Color Dare website to see how the rest of the team used these colors.
Stamp Set: Gifts of Christmas
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum and Old Olive
Monday, September 7, 2009
Monday 103 sketch challenge.
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke
Ink: Brown Stazon
I sponged the edges with Always Artichoke and paper pierced the corner of my image. The Riding Hood Red stripe ribbon adds the finishing touch.
Well, it has been an awesome Labor Day! I have done all my favorite things--cook, sew, stamp and talked to my daughter for over an hour! Life is good!
Wow! What a rainy day we are having today. I have accomplished so much. I finished a tote bag for a friend and now I can do some paper crafting. Yard work was on the agenda for this afternoon, but I am content to stay inside with my paper and scissors! Here are some little bags I made late last night!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Yes, I finally made it! I started this card on Wednesday for the Color Dare and I finally finished it tonight. The last part of this week really got crazy, but it's the week-end and Monday is a holiday--woohoo!
Here's the scoop!
Color Dare #32
Cameo Coral, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron (Washington Apple DP)
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Basic Black
I paper pieced the cupcake with Ginger Blossom DP and Thoroughly Modern DP. I just love the little rainbow sentiment and the yummy polka dot Bermuda Bay ribbon. Brushed silver brads and Stickles finish it off.
Hope you enjoy your long week-end. Check in from time to time to see my new posts
Don't forget to check out my Stampin' Up website. I have a special going on until October 31 that you don't want to miss!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Stamp Sets: Wings of Friendship, Of the Earth
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
I embellished the card with SU ribbon, brads and black corner punches. I like the way this turned out. I am beginning to prefer the larger size card over the A2 size.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
*Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
Speaking of My Digital Studio!!! Stampin' Up will be releasing a digital scrapbooking product on October 1, 2009. This product offers much more than scrapbooking. With My Digital Studio you will be able to create scrapbooks, calendars and cards with the ability to print them yourself, or send to SU's printer for professional printing. I will have samples to show you in the next few weeks! FYI--My Digital Studio may be used on a PC or a Mac!
Have a great Tuesday everyone!!