Monday, August 31, 2009

Asian Spotlight

I'm very excited to be starting up new Stamp Clubs in September, and I've been trying to come up with some cards that will be easy enough for beginning stampers, but still hopefully interesting enough for my returning Stamp Club ladies.

This is a card we'll be doing that uses the Spotlighting technique. It's pretty simple, but I like it!

I stamped the bamboo from Asian Artistry (level 2 hostess set) in Soft Suede. Then I used my Ruby Red and Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers to ink the bird section of the stamp again. I stamped it on a scrap piece and punched it out with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I layered that on a 1 3/8" Ruby Red circle and adhered it to the bamboo piece. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (what else!?), and the whole thing is layered on some Soft Suede cardstock.

For the card base, I used Ruby Red and layered some Whisper White that I textured with the new Big Shot Perfect Details Texturz plate.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings to you,

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Daisy!

When I saw this card by Elizabeth Martinez in the Stampers' Showcase (on the SU! Demo website), I had to CASE it! I think it is such a fun card, and I think I'll have the ladies in my Big Shot Club make it as well!

I love the bright, happy colours!

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black, Gable Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White Organdy Ribbon, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Daisies #2 die, Top Notes Bigz die, jumbo paper clip (from Wal-Mart), pop-up glue dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings to you,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mini Catalogue Swap Card

This is a card I made for a swap I'm in using products from the new Holiday Mini Catalogue, which, by the way, is the best mini catalogue Stampin' Up! has ever come out with IMHO!

I started with a Rich Razzleberry base and rolled the Sparkle & Shine jumbo wheel on it as a background. I stamped the Delightful Decorations on the Whisper White piece in Rich Razzleberry, Glorious Green and Crushed Curry. Then I layered the white piece on the card front and punched out the hole using the Ornament punch. I then adhered a small window sheet on the back of the white piece using mini glue dots before adhering the white piece to the card front.

To finish it off, I wrapped some Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon around the front and stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny wishes in white Staz-On on the window sheet.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings to you,

Monday, August 24, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you to all of you who visited my blog and left such nice posts. I had my son draw a name for the blog candy, and he chose Denise from Stamping Vacation! Congratulations, Denise! Please email me your mailing address and I'll get this prize shipped off to you!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Christmas Recipe Tin Kit

Need a great gift idea or a place to store your holiday recipes? How about a Christmas Recipe tin! This tin is made using the Merry Moments designer series paper and the Snow Swirled and From the Kitchen of stamp sets.

I am offering a kit with everything you need to make this tin, which includes the following:
  • Lunch Tin
  • Precut Merry Moments or Holiday Lounge designer series paper (your choice)
  • Precut cardstock for stamped image
  • Six divider cards in coordinating cardstock (to match designer series paper)
  • Six 1 1/4" circles for divider labels
  • Six 1 3/8" circles for matting labels
  • 12 recipe cards
  • 3 feet of coordinating ribbon
  • Template for tin notch
  • Instructions for Recipe Tin
The kit costs $22.50 (CAD) plus shipping (if applicable), and includes a free class on Saturday, September 26 (for those of you in my area) where you can use my stamps, ink and adhesive to assemble your recipe tin! Plus, if you register for the class, you can purchase the From the Kitchen of stamp set for 20% off.

Contact me to order your kit and/or register for the class. Or you can make your own! The tutorial is found here on Splitcoast Stampers.

Blog Candy Time!

**This post will remain at the top until Sunday, so please scroll down to see newer posts.**

It's been a long time since I offered blog candy, so I thought since I've reached 40 000 hits, now is a good time! I'm so amazed that so many people have visited me, and I'm thankful that you still stop by even though I haven't been very consistent with posting!

So what do you need to do to win this candy? Simple! Just go to another posting I have on this blog and leave a comment on that post. Then come back to this post and leave a comment here telling me which project you posted on. I hope that makes sense! You'll also get an extra entry if you link this post on your blog (just make sure you tell me in your comment that you've done this!).

I'll put all the names from this post into a draw on Sunday, August 23, and one person will win this prize:Blog candy includes Polka Dot Punches stamp set, 10 assorted 6 x 6" designer series papers in a pouch, an assortment of embellishments (clips, buttons, brads), 1 metre of Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and 10 chipboard coasters.

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings to you,

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Autumn Butterfly Bookmarks

I haven't had much stamping time lately since we're trying to sell our house. I've had to pack up most of my stuff and put it in the storage closet. But my wonderful husband gave me a stamping day yesterday, so I hauled it all out to play!

My Holiday Mini Catalogue pre-order arrived on Thursday, so I had a lot of fun playing with my new stuff! I made these bookmarks for the ladies in my downline.

I used the new Autumn Meadows designer series paper on a Chocolate Chip background. The butterflies are from Flight of the Butterfly, stamped in Really Rust and Chocolate Chip and punched with the new butterfly punch. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched with the Word Window punch and layered on some Really Rust punched with the Modern Label punch. At the top, I put in a pewter jumbo eyelet.

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you enter my blog candy draw!

Blessings to you,

Friday, August 7, 2009

August Stamp Club Cards

This is the last Stamp Club meeting with this particular group of ladies. It's been a great year, and I've enjoyed getting to know all of them! Many will be continuing on in another year of Stamp Club, so I'm looking forward to seeing them again in the fall!

This month's club projects are all by request! The first card is a sympathy card using the Poppin' Pastels technique (an oldie, but a goodie!). The image is stamped from Bloomin' Beautiful (I had forgotten I had this stamp until I found it while I was digging through my stamp drawer!) in VersaMark, then daubed with Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss and Close to Cocoa pastels. I sponged the edges of the cardstock with Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum ink and stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Mellow Moss. The Kraft card base is stamped with French Script in Mellow Moss as well, and I finished the card with some Kraft Taffeta ribbon.
This second card is actually found on p. 168 of the Idea Book & Catalogue! Sharon was flipping through the catalogue and thought this card was just beautiful, so she asked if we could make it at Stamp Club! It's made with the Pendant Notes cards. The image behind the die cut piece in the card front is from Pendant Park, stamped in Old Olive. I modified the flower a little bit because I didn't have enough Pretties flower for everyone to make the card! Instead, we'll be using the Birds & Blooms Sizzlets 4-Pack with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstock and a vanilla half pearl from the Pretties kit to make this flower.

The third card is one I received in a swap, created by Donna Wizniuk. I had it out for my club ladies to see, and they all thought it was so cute and wanted to make it! I modified Donna's a bit to work with the supplies I have, but it's pretty close to her original.

The base is Ruby Red and the barn roof is Chocolate Chip, stamped with the Sanded background stamp and corners rounded with the round corner punch. The fence and window pieces are Close to Cocoa stamped with Sanded, punched with the Word Window punch and held together with silver brads. The grass is Old Olive, cut with scissors.

The cow is Whisper White punched with the Round Tab punch and sponged with Basic Black ink. Her nose is a Pretty in Pink small oval. For the nostrils and eyes, I punched holes with the 1/8" circle punch (now discontinued) and put Basic Black behind them. Her ears are hearts from the Heart to Heart punch, cut in half and rounded. And of course, there's a Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon bow on her head!

I hope everyone enjoys making these cards!

Blessings to you,

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Butterfly Tri Shutter Card

I have seen tons of these Tri Shutter cards on blogs, and I wanted to try one myself. It was actually pretty easy to make - it just took a long time embellishing the card! Bonnie has a fantastic tutorial here.

I usually don't make cards this complicated or embellished (I prefer a simple, clean look), but there are so many surfaces to this card that I had to fill them up with stuff!

Here's the recipe of stuff I used, and hopefully it makes sense from the photo how I used them!

Stamps: Great Friend, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Rich Razzleberry textured cardstock; Cottage Wall designer series paper; Old Olive, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Embellishments: Little Leaves Sizzlets, Lots of Tags Sizzlets 4-Pack, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, Clips assortment, Designer Buttons (Playground, Sherbet), Dazzling Diamonds glitter, two-way glue pen, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots

I think that's everything! Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings to you,

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby Hippo!

I made this card for one of my friends from junior high who just had a baby. We actually found each other on Facebook after losing contact for over fifteen years! Isn't Facebook amazing!?!

Anyway, we were best friends in junior high, she moved away when we were in high school and we haven't really kept in touch until now. She got married last year and just had a beautiful baby girl. Congratulations, Raquel!

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Look Who's Turning, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Kaleidoscope dsp, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Regal Rose classic ink
Embellishments: Circles #2 originals die, Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Soft Subtles brads, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots

Blessings to you,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Christmas Wish

I know it's early for Christmas cards, but I just got this Merry Moments designer series paper and I really wanted to play with it! I made this card for Splitcoast's SC238.

The paper is layered onto some Garden Green cardstock as the card base. I put a layer of Real Red, punched with the Scallop Edge punch across that, then layered some Very Vanilla on that and tied some Real Red grosgrain ribbon at the end.

For the image pieces, I stamped the snowflakes from Snow Swirled onto Very Vanilla using the Rock & Roll technique with Creamy Caramel and Real Red ink. I punched them out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and layered them onto some Garden Green punched with the Scallop Square punch. I put a small red rhinestone brad (from Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads) through each one before adhering them to the card.

I stamped the greeting from Home for Christmas in Real Red and punched it out with the Modern Label punch. I layered that onto a die cut piece from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets 4-Pack.

Merry Christmas!

Blessings to you,