Sunday, January 29, 2012

Featured Stamper Challenge

Stamps: Stampin Up Paper: Kraft Ink: early espresso, white craft Accessories: cherry cobbler seam binding, northern flurry textured impressions embossing folder

I haven't done a Featured Stamper challenge in awhile so I was on a mission to do so.  Shirley is the featured stamper, she has a fun gallery!   I chose to case this card.  I made the following changes: I embossed the snowflakes and added white embossing to the snowflakes, I changed the ribbon color, and the orientation of the snowflakes.  Funny story, I could have had this card done in 10 minutes!  But I couldn't find the senitment stamp that I wanted to use!  I tore up my stamp space, checked and double checked my stamps.  Finally I found it, I had put this stamp set with a couple of others in one of the new Stampin Up cases!  Needless to say I labeled the case, so I don't have to go searching again!  I did end up tidying everything up nice as a result of taking things out and putting them away a few times! :) 
Have a super week!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Birthday MOM!

Supplies: Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Stitched Background, GKD Stamp TV kit Paper: crumb cake, pear pizzazz, white Ink: pear pizzazz, crumb cake  Accessories: Spellbinders tags, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 inch circle punches, dimensionals, pearls, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Today is my Mom's birthday!  Happy Birthday Mom!  We are heading down to see her today in a little while.  I made this card for her using the Fall to Layout sketch this week.  My card base is 5x7, I just couldn't get the look I wanted on the standard size card.  The details are pretty simple on this one. 

Better run, gotta get ready to go!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ruby Anniversary

Supplies: Stamps: Dollar Stamp Paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler Ink: Memento rich cocoa, craft white Accessories: CB victoria embossing folder, Basic Grey heart embosslit, Offray ribbon, sponge, dimensionals, corner rounder
My Mom and Dad celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last in November (I know I'm a few months late in posting this, that seems to be the way things are going this year!).  And this is the card that I made for them.  Isn't that heart embosslit the best?!  I scooped it up very quickly when I saw it at Archiver's.  Too many new products, not enough time! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Getting caught up with the calendars

The holidays kept me pretty busy this year, and I forgot to post my calendars.  So here are months November through January.  These are so fun to make!  Link to calendar cases. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

I know, I know, Christmas was a few weeks ago...

Supplies: Stamps: Heard from the Heart Paper: pear pizzazz, white, crumb cake Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cherry cobbler stampin' write marker Accessories: SU large paper doily sizzlit, gem brad, cherry cobbler seam binding, spellbinders circle
I saw this idea online to make a wreath out of the paper doily die cut and had to try it out.  First off, the large paper doily die cut is tricky to work with depending on the die cut machine you have.  I have a cuttlebug and this is the stack I used: A, shim (came with crease pad), B, die cut facing up (I attached a cardstock shim made from GKD heavy base weight paper onto the die), wax paper, paper to be cut out, B plate.  This was very tight in my CB, but it was the only way I could cut through the cardstock.  This die works best with a lightweight paper.  If you are interested in this die I would ask your demonstrator if you can try it before you purchase it.  I am on my second die and it still doesn't cut without feeling like my CB is going to snap in half!

Anywho, I used a spellbinders circle to cut out the center of the doily and presto, it was a wreath.  I added a bow and sentiment and I was done.  I love the look of the wreath, but I will definately not be mass producing this one!  I would have little pieces of cardstock everywhere! :)

This week's CAS challenge is to use a die cut, so this card works perfectly for this challenge! Yay!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hello Kitty

Supplies: Stamps: wow flowers Paper: patterned paper?, pink, light pink, and white cardstock  Ink: pink pirouette  Accessories: Hello Kitty Tutorial, early espresso ribbon, top note, white gel pen, pink copic marker for details.

My niece is turning 4 this month and after they visited in November I found out that she loves Hello Kitty!  So she is having a Hello Kitty birthday, found a cute outfit and Hello Kitty treasures.  So I thought a theme card would be fun too.  I found a tutorial, listed above, and followed it.  I think it turned out pretty great, it took me awhile but it was worth it!  The image turned out pretty big, so I didn't have to add too many details to the actual card.
Thanks for looking and Happy Friday!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Time for a warm beverage?

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous, Like it a Latte Paper: DCWV blue, GKD white, Stamping Bella white, silver glitter paper  Ink: Memento tuxedo black Accessories: Sizzix postage stamp die cut, copic markers, liquid applique, ribbon from Michaels, Darice embossing folder, gems, dimensionals

Happy New Year!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  Ours was busy and was made even busier for me when my husband decided to get the stomach flu the night before Christmas Eve!  UGH!  I was flying around like a mad woman! Everything got done and holiday cheer was spread, along with the flu bug.  Unfortunately Brian's family now are all starting to get the flu.  They certainly didn't ask for that for Christmas!  Hopefully it will be short lived, and hopefully I will stay in the clear and not get it! :)

I didn't have much time for stamping over break, so I spent tonight stamping and hopefully most of tomorrow stamping!  The CAS challenge this week is the theme of beverages.  I thought this cute monkey would be a fun image to use for this challenge.  And I was able to break out the copic markers.  I do love to color! :)

Thanks for stopping by!