Sunday, December 12, 2010
Now off to work I go. It's gonna be a busy day. Got an order for 14 extra large pizza for 6pm. Can you say fun? NOT!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Anyhoo, I used Mojo Mondays sketch, Scrapmaster's Paradise colours (oops, that was last weeks), and Splitcoast Stampers Monday technique - emboss resist. I also turned them into this month's thank you friend cards for my Stampin' Up! class. I love the way it turned out. I love everything about it really.
Stamp Set: Medallion, Say it with Scallops
Colours: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Sahara Sand DSP
Ink: Versamark, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: ribbon, pearls, scallop square punch, heat tool, clear emboss powder, sponge dauber
That's only a few of them. They wouldn't all fit nicely on the camera to take a shot of the whole bunch. I cased this idea from Dawn Griffith. I love her and her projects!
I also had to make 86 Christmas cards for the kids to pass on to their friends at school. I didn't make this easy on my self. I love punch pals, we make at least one card every month at my Stampin' Up! class. I made 59 mouse caroling mini cards and 27 reindeer ones that I forgot to take a pic of (so mad about that).
But these are the original ones that I cased from Carol. The animals are the same size but the cards were 4x3 1/2 and there was only one DSP. The reindeer antlers are different too, I didn't feel like Cuttlebug 54 of them, so I used Martha Stewart's "twig" punch. Very cute!
I hope you enjoyed the share and understand why it took so long to get back here.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I am keeping notes because if I want to reproduce it and let my gals reproduce it, I need kind of a tutorial, a step by step guide. I don't know exactly how long it took me to do all this but by the time I finished my actual luminary, it was time to get ready for work. I had long ago given up on the tutorial since things were not going my way as easily as I wanted. And I knew that no one at the Christmas party, who might be consuming a bit of alcohol, would want to be doing this, now, complicated project.
So here it is:
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Please don't look at the date of my last post. You looked didn't you! I can't believe how fast time goes by. And I apologize for not keeping you updated on all the fun I was having stamping. Because I didn't stop that, I couldn't. I have too much fun.
The challenges will always be a sketch and a colour combo. This Sunday's challenges are from: Curtain Call and Sweet Sunday Sketches
Here is my creation:
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Ink: Chocolate Chip
It's a purple card! I made one of these before but instead of purple I used Basic Black with the Kraft. Since I was already using black on another card I wanted to use a different colour. It does look nicer in the black though, I must admit.
Stamp Set: Simple Friendship, Kind and Caring Thoughts.
Card Stock: Kraft, Lovely Lilac, Vellum, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Lovely Lilac.
Accessories: Spray Adhesive, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, ribbon, scissors, dimensional.
Last but not least, out paper craft item was this little notepad with cover. A little time consuming, not my typical paper craft but I've had the tutorial for this one a long while and it was time to use it. I put my little twist on it though, the original didn't have the button latch and it doesn't really need it. It does close properly but I like the look.
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature
Card Stock: More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Autumn Traditions DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Old Olive.
Accessories: Scoring tool, piercing tool. stamp-ama-jig, corduroy button, gold elastic cord, notepad, sponge daubers
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Crafts 4 Eternity challenge was use the sketch, a colour you don't like and rick rack. I've had the rick rack for over a year and never did anything with it but I had to have it.
Then there's the Pile It On! challenge: "Tie it On!" use 3 different ribbons and combine (pile) challenges.
I think this turned out wonderful. I love this stamp set.
This is what I came up with.
I stamped the Damask image first in silver, let it dry and then stamped sentiment in black over top. Funny thing that the silver looks like it was stamped over the black. Maybe it was still a little wet, I don't know but I like it anyway.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Stamp Set: none
Cards Stock: Simply Scrappin' - Crew Girls, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Simply Scrappin' - Crew Girls
I don't know why there's so much space between the "ingredients" but I can't seem to fix it. I've deleted it al least 4 times, and backspaced a few times in case there was some kind of tab feature but whatever; it'll have to do.
I used something new (stamp set)and something from my stash (eyelets) and this sketch from All Sorts. Then, my new all time favourite challenge site, 365 Cards, Day 308 required to stamp on ribbon.
Crazy 4 Challenges #18 specified using polka dots. And finally, the Secret Crafter #64 challenge was themed "New Beginnings"; stroller means new baby to me.
Here's my card:
Stamp Set: Doodle Baby - by Autumn Leaves
Card Stock: Simply Scrappin - Crew Girl: Regal, Rose, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi
Accessories; Cuttlebug, Nesties (scallop circle), Marvy purple circle punch, Baby Stuff eyelets, twill tape, Crop-a-Dile.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Rang in the New Year in great spirits and great hopes. One of my commentator, Cheri had emailed me with a lead to a blog with a list of daily challenges web site link called The Daily Dare. Check it out if you need more challenges to play along with.
So I wake up this morning ready to tackle a multiple challenge card again. So with pen in hand, I start my list: Splitcoast Stampers Friday Limited Supply - where you're limited to 15, using something new, and theme an annual event. 365 Cards - Day 307 - "Five for Friday" using 5 different elements 5 times on the card. KEWL EBKCC13 - colour challenge. Stamp Something - again using something new. And finally Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. I was thinking I can do this. HA!
So here's my card: