Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Hey Stampers,

I so excited to share this card with you today. I am really happy and proud the way this turned out. This is not an original and there is an excellent video found here to show you step by step how to recreate this. The technique is called Emboss Resist. It was very messy while I was making it and had to wash my hands a few times during the process so I wouldn't smudge ink. I don't have a lot of Craft Ink pads so what I did instead of stamping with Craft ink pads was I stamped the tree in Versamark ink first and then used the classic ink pads in the Always Artichoke and Brocade Blue, finally embossing with clear embossing powder. You have to be quick when doing it this way. I hope you like the card, it's using to previous ink colours but who cares.

Thanks for checking in with me today! Hope you have a good one.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, Basic Gray
Paper: Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Oval Punch, Scallop Oval punch, non-stampin up brads

Monday, September 28, 2009

Extreme Elements

Good evening stampers,

I did a workshop yesterday at a friends house. Thank you to everyone who came. This is the card that we made. This stamp set is definitely out of MY element. I usually buy pretty and cute stamp sets. I got the Extremem Guitar guy for my boyfriend, sometimes he thinks he's a rock star. This card was fun and I really like these 3 in colours together.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set:Extremem Elements, Extreme Guitar, Razzle Dazzle (Sentiment)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Paper: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: Modern Tag Punch, Word Window Punch

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Great day!

Good Evening Stampers,

I spent a good portion of last night trying to restore my ipod and ended up going to be feeling defeated. When I came home from work I was determined to fix it....actually the plan was to try a couple more times and then take it to my dad. hahahah. He's my Mr. Fix it when it comes to most things. I'm happy to say that I was able to fix it myself, I have no idea how I did it but all that matters is that it is working again. Ever have something like that happen to you?

I was very productive in the craft room this evening. I have a workshop coming up this weekend and I created the make n' take for it which I will post after the workshop. I also created a few others projects to post for the rest of the week. This card is one that I made this evening, I made a little boo boo that I'm sure you'll notice but I'm not going to point out. If I wasn't so tired I would do it over but I wanted to post something. Hope you enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Wandering Words
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip Markers
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Vanilla Button, Clear Rhinstone Brad, Top Note Die

Monday, September 21, 2009

Decor Elements

Hello Stampers,
I was sitting in my stamp room this evening trying to clean up when I saw a couple decor elements that I had picked up a while ago and haven't used. I thought that it might be a nice charge to use them this evening. They are really quick and easy to use....once you read the instructions. Both of these are hostess gifts and I'm really happy with the way they turned out. I haven't put up the Reindeer frame as it's a little too early even for me. Now that I have attemped Decor Elements I would like to try something on the walls in our newly renovated basement. I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sneak Peek #2

Good evening,

What a beautiful weekend. I was in a baseball tournament on Saturday and didn't really think about wearing sunscreen. I wore a baseball cap and sunglasses and you could definitely tell. I got a little sunburnt and have funny tan lines on my face.

I worked on the Dahlia fold and once I figured it out it didn't seem as difficult as I had thought at first. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. I will definitely be trying this again. This is another card that we'll be doing at my card class on the Oct 2nd. Details about the class can be found on my Stampin up website. I hope you can join me, there are 8 spots available so book soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch

Thursday, September 17, 2009

No Stamps Required

Good morning!

I've been trying to get a little organized with cards I want to make, and classes I want to teach. The other day I drew out a few things that I wanted to do and yesterday I started making them. On Friday Oct 2nd from 7-9 I'm going to have a class all about cards that don't require any stamps. We will be making 4 cards and the cost is $15. The card I posted today is one of the four cards we'll be making. Last night I finished 3 of the 4 cards. I'm trying to master the Dahlia and if you come to my class you'll understand why. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist when it comes to folding and the Dahlia fold has been testing my patience. The end result will be beautiful but it's just getting there. :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like. Feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Mambo Melon, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Big Shot Butterflies die

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Flying Santa

Hey Stampers,
Every year my Mom and Aunt enter crafts shows, creativity runs in the family and for the last few years I have been joining them with my paper crafts. The other day my Mom mentioned the date of the first when and I thought to myself, "wow, that isn't as far away as I thought". I need to get my butt in gear and start making my Christmas cards. This is the first of many that I'll need to make. I have a bunch of ideas written down as to what I want to do. Last year I made a bunch of advent calendars. I should take a picture of them and show you. They weren't as easy as I thought they would be at first.
Back to this card, I used a new stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalogue. You definitely need to have a look at it. Let me know if you would like a copy and I can mail you one. There are so many nets items in there.
I hope you like and thank you for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Wandering Words
Ink: Whisper White, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Monday, September 14, 2009

Birthday Medallion

Happy Monday!

It wasn't a happy Monday for me today, don't know if I'll be playing indoor soccer this year. Our team didn't make it into the league this year. Apparently there were more teams then spots available. I love playing and don't really want to wait all winter to play again.

This card makes me happy though. I really love this stamp and even though it is just one stamp there are just so many things that you can do with it. I'm going to try this layout in different colours, so watch for them.

Hope you enjoyed and thank for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Medallion
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Animal Stories

Hey Stampers,

Another sunny day in London Ontario and tomorrow is Friday!!!
I cased this card from here. I needed some inspiration when I sat down in front of my craft table. The more I use the in colours the more I like them. So far I've only used mambo melon, Crushed curry and Rich Razzleberry. Hopefully over the weekend I can try out the rest of them. I hope you like this, I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Stamp Set: Animal Stories
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Mambo Melon, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tall Tales DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Mambo Melon polka dot ribbon, Modern Label Punch

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Treat Box

Afternoon Stampers,

The weather feels like fall but I'm just happy that the sun is shining. You can tell that it's getting close to kids going back to school. I work in a mall and it is very busy with kids getting new clothes for the new school year. I loved that part about back to school. hahaha

I made a this using my bigshot. Love this die cutting machine. Thanks for checking in with me and I hope you enjoy.

Stamp Set: Deer Friends
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Old Olive, Tall Tales DSP
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Latte Buttons, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini

Good morning Stampers,

It is finally available, the new Holiday Mini Catalogue. I thought I would share with you a project I made a little while ago using one the new stamp sets I purchased from the new mini. I love, love, love this DSP. I've had to order more of it.

This is a Christmas matchbox, these can make for great little gifts.

Now with the new Mini Holiday Catalogue Stampin' Up also has a new promotion on starting today and ends November 30th 2009. View my Stampin' Up website for details.

Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations (new)
Ink: Real Red
Paper:Christmas Cocoa DSP (new)
Accessories: Matchbox BIGZ die, Ornament Punch (new), Real Red Ribbon, twine