Saturday, December 29, 2007
I will be back in January, so I will make a post then. Thanks for looking.
By the way, have you noticed the comments from Adam Brown in the previous post? He seems to think that I've contacted him about some abs diet. I haven't decided on a New Years Resolution yetso maybe working on my abs should be it??? Very funny.
Have a happy new year!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Well, I was checking out my daily dose of blogs and when I went to Alli's I saw that my card was on it!!! My stomach got all butterfly-ee (new word??)because I was so excited and even a little nervous. This is the first time one of my creations ended up on another blog. A while back, I had sent Alli a thank you card for sending me a bunch of her wonderful scraps of designer paper. I had been so excited to win some of her "blog candy". And now this. Thanks Alli.
If you would like to see my card on her blog, just click HERE. It is a card that I have posted earlier. But isn't neat seeing your stuff somewhere else too?
Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Hugs and Wishes, Canvas BG
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Crate Designer Paper
Ink: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 15/16" Satin Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Giga Scalloped Punch (Marvy), Mega Circle Punch (Marvy), Dimensionals
4.47 x 4.75 card
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
So, the colour challenge was bashful blue, certainly celery and basic grey. I don't have the grey, so I used silver card stock instead. I love these colours together. And I really like the samples that used the basic grey. Maybe have to get some of that card stock in the new year.
On this first card, I first inked the main image stamp in Bashful Blue and then wiped the ink off the words "CELEBRATE the SEASON" with my finger. Yeah, I know, very professional. But hey, you gotta do whatever works for you. I then used my Versamarker and coloured the same words with it and the Christmas tree with a Certainly Celery marker. I embossed it with silver embossing powder. Finally, I inked the edges with Bashful Blue ink and dauber, then layered onto Silver and Bashful Blue card stock.
On the Certainly Celery card stock, I stamped the "swirl" in Certainly Celery ink, added three rhinestone brads and tied a ribbon around it. Oh, I also sponged the edges with Celery ink. I taped all the pieces together and used dimesionals behind the main image.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Versamarker, Certainly Celery Marker
Accessories: Ribbon (Michael's), Silver Embossing Powder, Gemstone Brads (the Paper Studio), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers
4.25 x 5.5 card
On this second card I used Designer Paper that I received from Alli Miles last week. I noticed that it had the challenge colours in it. Sorry, I don't know which company the dp comes from. On the Bashful Blue card stock, I used one of the Itty Bitty Background stamps with Versamark ink. I also used Olive Satin Ribbon. I made the main image in the same way as the previous card, although sponged with celery ink and added an Olive layer behind the Silver card stock. This card came together very quickly.
Stamps: Season of Joy, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Brushed Silver, Designer Paper (unknown)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Versamarker, Versamark, Celery Marker
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Olive Satin Ribbon (Gale's), Silver Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
4.25 x 5.5 card
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Fargo was so much fun!! Ang and I have decided that we are going to go again next year. I guess I had better start saving my money now! LOL. I have a secret.....We shopped for ten hours on Saturday.....Crazy!!! And sooo much fun!!!
I had a bit of time to stamp today. Here's the card:
Stamps: Happy Harmony, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Naturals White, Boho Chic Funky Fix from the Urban Window Series Designer Paper (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Brad, Prima Flower, Corner Rounder Punch, Scalloped Scissors, Olive Organdy Ribbon, Oval Coluzzle
4.25 x 5.5 card
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Stamps: Happy Harmony, Looks Like Spring, In the Spotlight
Paper: Bohemia Series Designer Paper (My Mind's Eye), Vellum Dots Designer Paper (Paper Pizazz),Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, White Vellum Card Stock
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: White Ribbon (Michael's), Crystal Brads (makingmemories), Circle Coluzzle, Glue Dots, Cutter Kit (distresser), Ticket Corner Punch
4.75 x 4.75 card
Sunday, November 11, 2007
This is one of the cards that has been made at the stamp classes. I know I got the idea from someone on Splitcoaststampers, but I just don't know who it was. I've been through my entire "Favorites" but can't find the card there. So sorry I can't give the person credit for my "inspiration".
It is a simple card to make and looking at the supplies in the "recipe" it is fairly self-explanitory. If not, I'd be happy to answer any questions.
Stamps: Paisley Background, Simply Said, Warm Words
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, So Saffron,
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Markers in Pretty in Pink, So Saffron & Certainly Celery,
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamons Glitter, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
4.74 x 5.5 card
OK, it's back to more cutting card stock. I hope to post again this week. Keep your fingers crossed that no one else will get the flu.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This is a card I made last week. I used the same layout as another card I've made (you can see it in a previous post). I liked it so much I had to make another two. :) On one card I used silver brads, while on the other I used some fancy brads I found at Dollarama.
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Holidays & Wishes
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
By the way, I saw a similar card on a display at the Stampin' Up! booth at the Crop for Kids event last weekend. I am not sure who made this card, but I'll give credit to my "up-up-up-line", Joan, for designing this card. :)
Technique: Using a Marker to Colour on the Stamp
Actually the title is self-explanitory. It is quite simple to have your image stamped in a number of colours without using more than one stamp. All you need to do is use a pigment ink or water-based marker (I used Stampin' Up!'s, but you can also use Le Plume. I find them at Michael's in the scrapbooking section) and colour right on the stamp with your markers. Use as many colours as you like. Don't forget to breathe or "huff" on the stamp to re-moisten the ink. Finally, stamp on your card stock.
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes
Paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy Marker, Always Artichoke Marker
Accessories: Silver Brads, White Ribbon (Gayle's Warehouse), Sponge Dauber
4.25 x 5.5 card
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Zachary, Caleb and I read a book last night called "Thunder Cake" by Patricia Polacco. There is a recipe at the end of the book to make the same cake that the grandma and little girl make in the story. Zachary was all ready to make the cake last night, but we agreed to make it today during Caleb's nap. It calls for tomato soup.....that's interesting. We'll see how it turns out.
Stamps: Happy Harmony, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Almost Amethyst Designer Paper Series
Ink: VersaMark, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Sponge, Corner Rounder Punch (to make scalloped edges), Ribbon (Michael's)
By the way, the cake is smelling wonderful. Instead of my daily piece of chocolate, I guess I'll have cake instead.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Today I made this card using yesterday's Sketch Challenge and today's Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Since I didn't get around to doing the Sketch Challenge yesterday, I was "inspired" to combine it with today's challenge - to add some "bling" to the card. I thought, "Hey, I can do both".....that doesn't happen often for me.
Here's how I made this card: I stamped the large zinnia from the Fabulous Flowers set in Sage Shadow on a 3x3 piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Because I was using dye ink rather than pigment ink, I stamped over the flower using Versamark ink. Then I added the Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. If I had pigment ink in the Sage Shadow, I would have skipped the VersaMark and just added the embossing powder. I also stamped one of the smaller flower from the same set in VersaMark on Sage Shadow card stock, then embossed it with the same EP.
I used a sponge dauber to ink the all the edges of the card stock in Chocolate Chip and then slightly distressed the same edges. I added two gemstones to the designer paper that has the stripes and one to the smaller flower (attached with a glue dot). I also attached two loops of ribbon behind the largest square of the main image. Finally I "glued" everything together. (So far the best adhesive I have used is a tape runner called Ad tech, bought at Walmart. If anyone uses something better, please let me know.)
I also uploaded a close up of the "bling" to give you a better idea of what it looks like.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Yesterday on the Splitcoaststampers, I saw that the Colour Challenge was Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou and River Rock. The only colour that I have is Chocolate Chip. Unfortunately I can't buy everything.....you can't eat card stock ;) So I decided to improvise and use colours that I thought were fairly close in hue - Not Quite Navy and Sahara Sand. And I think these colours work well together. I even found some designer paper that had those colours in it. This was a very quick card to make. By the way, I tried to take a close up of the gemstones on the flowers and dotted "i's" of the sentiment.
Well, I'm off to check out the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.
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Sunday, September 30, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
In the following six posts, I have uploaded a photo of the Christmas cards and the names of those who would like to make that particular card. For those of you who have not made any choices please let me know which ones you'd like to make in the Comment section. Also in the Comment section, please let me know how many of each card you would like to make so I can prepare accordingly. Please note that there might be some changes in the choice of ribbon we use. It all depends on what is available.
PS If you get to the bottom of the page and you do not see six cards, click on Older Posts. That should get you to the rest of them.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Broque Motifs (swirls on pink dp), Butterfly (unknown)
Paper: My Mind's Eye Designer Paper, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Blender Pen, Paper Piercer
5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I can't believe the weekend is over. I did find the time to make a few cards this weekend during naptime/quiet time. Here is one of them and I will find the time to post the others I made sometime during the week.
I CASED this card from tashers on Splitcoaststampers (her blog is Palmtrees andPogosticks - see sidebar). I added the Old Olive background which she did not use, as well as the scalloped punch. I also sponged the scalloped edges with Bordering Blue. Tried to make it my own, but she had a great design using only one stamp set. Hurray!!
Stamps: In the Spotlight
Paper: Whispering White, Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Coluzzle, Sponge Daubers
4 3/4 x 4 3/4 card
This is the second card I made with same design but using Close to Cocoa card stock instead of Old Olive.
Stamps: In the Spotlight
Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, 1/2 " Circle Punch, Circle Coluzzle, Sponge Daubers
4 3/4 x 4 3/4 card
Have a good week.
PS. Every time I do a post, the spacing/format is different. I didn't want double spacing the the "recipe" section. And I can't figure out why, because I'm not doing anything different. So I apologize for the different look. Maybe someone else knows what is going on?!?
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
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Friday, August 31, 2007
I did my first sketch challenge from Splitcoaststampers this week....and my first upload on that site as well. And boy, did I find it challenging. It took me most of the morning to make this card and most of the evening to upload the card.
I tried using two pieces of designer paper but it just didn't seem to look that great. So I decided to stamp on the Old Olive card stock instead. The piece of dp that I did use is a little darker in real life. I also sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.
It isn't my favorite card that I've made but I thought I'd post my first challenge on my new blog :)
Stamps: In the Spotlight, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Brocade Backgrounds Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Scalloped Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Staple, Making Memories Crystal Brads
Thursday, August 30, 2007
One of the reasons I'd like to blog is to try to keep a record of some the projects, cards and scrap booking, that I do. And maybe in the process someone will have a look and leave a comment or two.....maybe.
We'll see how it goes and how long it will take me to figure things out. OK, I'm going to click on Publish and see how it looks.... . Wait, I just saw the Preview "button".... See, this will take me some time to figure things out.