Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunny Weekend

Good Morning Friends,

I had started this post on Friday morning and then I just kept getting interrupted. It's been a busy weekend so far and it doesn't stop here as we have a wedding to go to this afternoon and I still have a bunch of thigs to do before we leave. So, before I do anything else I wanted to share with you July's club meeting project. This is a matching card and gift tag. Next month we will work on a gift bag and gift to go along with it. I wanted to show my girls the different ways to use the stampin around wheels. On the card we used three different coloured markers. It takes a little time and patience but makes the card look lovely. Also, I got this colour combonation for the very helpful colour coach. If you are ever stuck it's a really helpful tool. Hope you like, let me know what you think.

Stamp Set: Friendly Words Stampin Around Wheel
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Pearls

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A joint effort....

Good morning friends,

I always joke with my boyfriend that he should sit down with me and make a card. Well, last night he finally did. He helped me make these 2 cards. He wasn't happy with a part of his so he covered it up before taking the picture. I thought he did such a great job and want him to learn watercolouring but he says that he'll get better at it then me and I'd get upset. Isn't he funny. Hope you like the card, I really love this new stamp set and plan on using it a lot.

Thanks for checking in.


Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Newprint DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Sponge, Circle Punch

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It finally rained

Hello Friends,
We've had a bit of a heat wave here in London for over a week. It's been killing amy garden. Well yesterday it finally rained and for a while. I'm hoping that some of the plants that are one their last leg will bounch back. My mom helped me with my garden as I do not have a green thumb and I promised her I wouldn't let all our hard work go to waste. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

On to today's project. This is a two page layout that I created for one of our meetings. I wanted to show my members that you can do fun techniques on scrapbook pages, not only cards. This technique is called Emerging Colour. I am really happy with the way this turned out. I took a close up picture for a better look. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for looking. :)
Stamp Set: Medallion, Vintage Vogue
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razberry Lemonade, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Ticket Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Stickey Tape

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stampin Up Stencils

Good morning friends,

Have you ever looked through the catalouge and saw something you just weren't sure how to use or only thought of one way to use it? In the past I have showed you how to use the decor stencils with the shimmer paint as well as paste. Here is another example of how to use them with just classic ink. In this example I used two colours, always use a lighter colour in the middle and then get darker as you go out. You could use multiple colours if you like. To add a little extra to layout, I used texture on the double mat. I took small scizzors and shaved around all the edges, I did the same on the circle punches. Hope you like and thanks for looking.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Decor Stencil, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Circle punches

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Masculine Card

Good morning Stampers,

I'm here again, this time with a masculine card. I probably only make them a few times a year as I find it so much easier to make pretty things. lol This was the other project we made at the last club meeting. This was for Father's Day. It's more about the folds for the tie, and that was more of the difficult part to figure out....even with directions. I looked at a couple different examples I found on the web. I'm not completely excited about it but I know my dad liked it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Sweat Pea DSP
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, white gel pen

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A patient wait

Hey Stampers,

My apologies for it being over 3 months since my last post. I had misplaced my camera for a while and was unable to take pictures of my projects. I have been working on lots and I have received my new goodies and will be working on new projects shortly. So many new and exciting things in the new catalogue. If you are interested in getting yours hands on a copy of the catalogue please feel free to contact me.

On to the project. This is a scrapbook page that I made for my May club meeting. I used the Smooch Spritz on 12x12 piece of Kraft cardstock. I also spritzed it on the pink pirouette flowers. I think that it makes it pretty. This is a very simple and elagant page that anyone could create.
Thanks for looking and I appreciate your patience while I was away.
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch, Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Vanilla Smooth Spritz