Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Eastern Blooms Sketch

I made this card for the sketch challenge today on SCS. I love the new In Colors and the way they coordinate with other colors as well.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Access: Markers: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Three For You Punch, Stylus, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Birthday Balloons for the Color Challenge

It's Tuesday, that means my day to clean house and also the color challenge on SCS. But before I mopped the floors and dusted the furniture today, I created this card for the Color Challenge using the colors Rose Red, Basic Black and Kraft.
I love this new set from the new catalog, hope you like the card I created with it. I love the paper piecing technique and I used it here to create the balloons with Rose Red DSP. Also, I used the large oval punch to create the layer for the white sentiment panel by punching two of rose red and offsetting them underneath the white to create a border.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Rose Red DSP, Kraft, Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Access: Black grosgrain ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive,
Tools: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Snips

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Faux Dry Embossing

Technique Challenge today on SCS is Faux Dry Embossing. This technique is quick and easy. To create your faux dry embossing look - first stamp your bold image in White Craft Ink and let that dry. Take the same image and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp just to the right or left of the white stamped image with a darker color ink, creating a slight shadow. Then complete the card as desired.
Here is the card I created for today's challenge using this technique. I stamped Riding Hood Red image over the White Craft image slightly to the right. Isn't this just so clever. I love this!! I used the Scallop Edge Punch and the Paper Piercing tool to give some added touches to the finished card. Also, love the SU! New In Colors and the matching Kiwi Kiss Grosgrain Ribbon.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Ink: White Craft Ink, Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
Access: Kiwi Kiss Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

N.M.B.S. Challenge #11

Here is the card I created for today's challenge on the NMBS group blog. The challenge was to use one layer to create a is a real challenge for me as most of my cards end with at least 6 layers. I did the best I could. I used the Big Shot Top Note Die to cut the DSP and then cut that in half for an embellishment on the card front. I also used the new 1-3/4" circle punch.

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Real Red DSP Prints, White
Ink: So Saffron, Night of Navy
Access: Silver Brads, Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Top Note Die

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

NMBS Challenge #10

Today I was so excited to be the host of the NMBS group blog challenge.
My challenge was to use the following when creating your card:

1. Make a card using a background stamp
2. Use a punch to create an accent for your card
3. Use ribbon and embellishments as needed

My sample card features a new set from Convention,
Flight of the Butterfly. It is hard to see in the photo but I also did three vertical rows of paper piercing on the left side of the raised panel.
Click on the photo for a closer look.

Stamps: Canvas Background, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tangelo, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Access: Silver Brads, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensinal Adhesive
Tools: Three for You Punch, Paper Piercing Tool

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blog Award

I was given this award from my friend and downline Lorri, she is so talented. Thanks Lorri for thinking of me. You can see Lorri's amazing blog here.

The rules for this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you've nominated.

Here are the talented ladies I am nominating:

Patty - Patty's Stamping Spot
Chat - Me, My Stamps & I
Tandra - A Little Inkalicious
Kelly Jean - Dancing with Stamps
Toni - Ink, Inc.
Diana - Di's Handmade Creations
Jean - Bear Hugs & Inky Paws

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

NEW Idea Book & Catalog

The new catalog is available now. If you would like your own copy of this wonderful book, please contact me. You can earn one for FREE by booking your own hands-on workshop! I have several dates available.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tote Bag for Convention

It is so good to be back home. I had a great time at convention and wanted to share with you some of the gifts I made to give to my group & downline.

I made 8 of these tote bags for my group & downline. They were a hit!! So many people stopped us and asked where we got them.....I made them from placemats! And of course added some embellishments to them, and a name tag. Inside the tote bag were a few goodies to help get through convention, including gum & tissues.

Placemats (2), Belting for handles, Computer generated Convention logo printed on Whisper White Cardstock, Buttons, Swarovski Crystals,

If you would like to have some totes made for a group event, please contact me for colors & pricing.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.

Convention Gifts

I made these frames for my group & downline to give at Convention. I also made one to donate for a door prize at the SCS Dinner. Here is the finished frame from the sneak peek photos below:

Wood Frames, Acrylic Paints, Computer generated logo from SU! website printed on Whisper White cardstock, Ginormous Flowers & One of a Kind Stamp Sets, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal Ink and Cardstock, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.