Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Sample for KWerner's 20th Challenge

I whipped up my sample for Kristina's Colour Challenge #20 (you can see it in the post before this one). The colours were Chocolate Chip (I know, you're thinking, "Winner already"), Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla.

Love these colours together. Another hit for her! Here goes:

The card base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Pink Pirouette folded in half.

The next layer is a 1/8" piece smaller piece of Chocolate Chip CS. For the next layer, I had 2 panels. The first one is a 5 1/4" x 2" piece of Regal Rose, which was run through my Cuttlebug with the new Argyle emboss folder. The second is a 5" x 1 3/4" piece of Certainly Celery run through the Cuttlebug with the new Forrest BRanches emboss folder. I stuck the 2 embossed layers to the brown layer with Dimensionals, and then wrapped a piece of Satin Chocolate Chip Ribbon around it, and stuck it to the card base.

For the sentiment, I used one from A Little Birdie Told Me, and cut it out with the My Way Punch on Very Vanilla CS. I punched out another arrow in Chocolate CS, and layered it underneath the first arrow. I stuck that to the card with Dimensionals.

For the main image, I cut out an oval with my Nesabilities and my Cuttlebug. I stamped the flower from Bloomin' Beautiful in Black Staz On ink, and watercoloured with my Aqua Painter and my Regal Rose and Certainly Celery ink pad lids. I drew a gray outline around it with my BV23 Copic marker to make it POP. Next I layered that onto a larger oval in Pink Pirouette, and then finally on a scalloped oval in Chocolate Chip. I added some Platinum Liquid Pearls to every other scallop for some interest.

This one's nice and simple. Hope you like it!

Kristina's 20th Colour Inspiration Challenge

Well, here is yet another Colour Challenge from Kristina Werner...YAY! She always does such a great job, and I don't know how she has time to do all this extra stuff. Anyway, I'm really gonna like this one. I enjoy anything with brown, really.
Colours are: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette (new In Color), Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla. I will be posting my card as soon as I can!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

(Early) Christmas Card

Hi All,
So, this is my all-time favourite Christmas set. It's called Holiday Lineup, and it's soooo cute! This was a late-night concoction, so this picture has no daylight. I'll try to take one in the morning, all though I don't know how much daylight there is at 6:30am. I feel like I might want to submit this to SU for one of their contests. We'll see...
Here she goes:
I stamped the reindeer on watercolour paper in Timber Brown Staz On ink, and watercoloured that with my Stampin' Write Markers and my Aqua Painter. Then, I ripped it (about 2 1/2" x 4"). I mounted that on a distressed piece of Holiday Treasures DSP sized at 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". And then onto an 1/8" larger piece of Baja Breeze CS. I wrapped the new Double Stitched Baja Breeze Ribbon around that.
The card base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Chocolate Chip folded in half. Then, there's a piece of distressed Baja Breeze CS sized at 5 1/4" x 4". I used the new Jolly wheel along the bottom of that, which I heat embossed with Clear EP. The next layer is another piece of the Holiday Treasures DSP sized at 5" x 3". I cut a strip of the Baja Breeze Ribbon, and cut a "V" in each end, and stuck it onto those layers.
I mounted the main panel onto the base layers with Dimensionals. Oh yeah, there is some Crystal Effects on his nose for some added texture. The sentiment is from Loads of Love, and it says Holiday Cheer. I thought it was cute beacuse if you look at the image, I guesss it's meant to be sarcastic. I stamped the sentiment in black onto Very Vanilla CS, and punched that out with my Word Window Punch. I layered that onto another Word Window, punched out of Chocolate Chip CS.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chandelier Silhouette

I bought the stamp set Grand Soiree. It's the new one with the chandelier from SU!. I LOVE that image.

I decided that I would use my new Urban Garden DSP as well.

The card base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Night of Navy folded in half. I stamped that with the Floral background in Whisper White Craft ink. I heat set that a bit and let it dry.

The strips on the side are the Urban DSP. They are at 5 1/2" x 1" and 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" (one is just the reverse side of the other one). I love that SU designer papers are double-sided!

The main panel is a 3" x 4" piece of Whisper White CS. I stamped the image with Night of Navy ink and let it dry. I used my 2-Way Glue Pen to add glue to some of the spots on the chandelier, and then added the blue glitter from the Cosmo Glitter pack from SU. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black ink at the top.

I stuck that to a 1/4" larger piece of Basic Black CS, and another 1/8" larger piece of Kiwi Kiss CS (sponged with Night of Navy).

I used my Mat Pack and paper piercer to add the row of Circle Rhinestone brads (the Ice pack), and then adhered that to the main card with dimensionals.

Voila! Hope you like it!

Friday, August 22, 2008

CC180 & SC190 SCS Challenges!

Here is the card I made this afternoon for the Sketch and Colour Challenges from this week over at SCS.

The Colour Challenge #180 asked us to use Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, and Blush Blossom.

The Sketch Challenge #190 asked us to use those 2 diagonal/triangle panels, with the circle in the middle.

I made a 5 1/4" square card from Blush Blossom CS.

Then, I cut a 4 3/4" square piece each of Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa. I cut those on their diagonal to get 2 triangles. I put half aside (because you only use 1 triangle of each colour). On the brown half, I used my Pretty Petals BG stamp and Cocoa ink. On the Blush half, I used my Twill BG stamp with Coca ink. I sponged both with Cocoa ink.

I then adhered those 2 to a 5" square piece of Ruby Red CS.

For the circle, I used my Classic and Scallop Circle Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug. The smallest piece is Glossy White CS. I stamped the daisy from Inspired By Nature (my new favourite set) in Versamark, and embossed it with white EP. Then, I sponged Cocoa, Ruby and Blush all around it. I adhered that to a larger circle of Blush Blossom CS, and then a larger scallop circle piece of Cocoa CS.

I did SOME paper piercing around the Blush piece, then used my 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch for the holes in the scallops. I used the Slot punch on each side of the circle, then threaded some white grosgrain ribbon through the holes. I secured it with the new Filigree Designer brads on either side and wrapped it around the back of the red sqaure.

I stuck that to the card base with Dimensionals. For the sentiment, I used "For You" from One of A Kind on white CS, and punched that out with my Word Window Punch. I punched a Large Oval out of Blush CS, and a Designer Label out of white CS (and sponged that with Ruby Red ink).

Whew! What a nouth-ful!

Hope you like it!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Commissioned Piece

So my sister asked me to make her something that could hold 3 CDs, because she would be making CDs for her friend that just had a baby. She wanted the CD case to BE the card as well.

Here's what I came up with. I used some scraps from the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired).

I pulled an On Board Simon Lower chipboard letter, covered it with Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder, and heated it. Then I covered it with the Green Glitter from the Cosmo Glitter pack from Stampin' Up!. The background is the So Swirly Jumbo Wheel in Regal Rose ink.

This is actually a CD pocket on the front, and I used velcro to hold the front flaps down...

When you open it up, you will see the second CD pocket...

And the last...

This was really fun and simple to make!

My Sample for Colour Inspiration Challenge 19

Here is my card for Kristina's Colour Challenge. I just got my first new catty order, so I had to play right away! So I used the black, the gray, the white, and....the blue. My colour of choice is Baja Breeze! I chose that because I saw my new double stitched ribbon in that colour, and I really wanted to use it. I tried to tie it 2 times, and ended up wasting it. I need practice with the fat ribbons.

For the main image, I used the new stamp set Upsy Daisy. I covered the stamp with the Basic Gray ink, then I took my sponge dauber, soaked it in Baja Breeze ink, and dabbed that around some of the flowers, so there is a dual-toned sort of look to it.

In the background, I used the Inspired By Nature stamp set (the grass), and stamped that in Basic Gray ink, and sponged the bottom.

I used an old chipboard piece from one of the retired packs. I covered it in Versamark, put the Heat & Stick powder on it, and heated it up with the heat tool. While it was sticky, I poured Onyx Glitter on it (Martha Stewart), and then heat set. THe middle part is the Designer Label Punch and the Large Oval Punch.


SS: Upsy Daisy, Inspired By Nature

CS: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Baja Breeze

Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Versamark

Other: Silver Brads, Gray Tafeta Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Chipboard, Glitter, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Hope you like it!

***Added: the first pic was taken at night. Here is a day-time pic.

Colour Challenge #19

Kristina has posted her Colour Challenge for this week. It is a great one to inspire creativity! The colours are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White & a colour of your choice! I will try to post my sample tomorrow!

Friday, August 15, 2008

3 other Stamp Camp Samples

Hey all,

Here are the 3 other cards we will be making this Sunday. I CASE'd many of the layouts from random cards on SCS. All 6 cards use new In Colors!

The first card uses a Kiwi Kiss base, with the Stitched Backround embossed in black. The flowers all have different hardware on them. Jumbo eyelet, new bouquet button, Rhinestone brad & half-back pearl (Pretties Kit). I figure it make it interesting to look at. More interactive. This set is also for 2-step stamping, in case you're a fan of that technique. Two of the flowers are layered with more than 1 stamp.

SS: Happiness Always (Level 3 Hostess Set), Stitched BG
CS: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Versamark, Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Jumbo Eyelets Antique Brass, Crop-A-Dile, Button Bouquet, Rhinestone Brads Ice, Pretties Kit

For the second card, I used Pink Pirouette! A lot of people love the softness of this one. This uses 2-step stamping as well, but I wanted it to be basically EXACT, so I had to use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

SS: A Beautiful Thing
CS: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Black, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Other: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

The third card uses the Pick A Petal stamp set with the Bella Rose DSP. I think it showcases both very nicely. I used the Twill BG and the Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel. The stems are faux stitched with my paper piercer and white gel pen.

SS: Pick A Petal, Twill BG, Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel, Sincere Salutations
CS: Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red, Basic Black, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss, White Gel Pen
Other: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Key Tag Punch

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3 Stamp Camp Cards

OK, I have my first new catty Stamp Camp this Sunday, August 17. I have posted 3 out of the 6 projects that we will be doing.

The first one uses the stamp set Always. I really love this set and did not get it until recently. I earned it for free after hosting a stamp camp a couple months ago!

It's very simple - just a plain white background. I think it looks crisp that way. I also used the new Tangerine Tango colour, which I love! I stamped the heart from the set onto Apricot CS with Versamark, and embossed with White EP (emboss powder). I also used everyone's new best friend - the Scallop Edge Punch.

SS: Always
CS: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Versamark, Tangerine Tango
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Apricot Ribbon, White EP, Heat Tool

The second card uses everyone's other friend, Sock Monkey. I have read some very mixed reviews about this set, and as a demonstrator, we had a chance to pre-order it before the catalogue came out, which I did. I think it's a great set if you need something for a child, or if you need something not so girly. I did a lot of sponging in Chocolate Chip on several of these layers. I watercoloured with my Aqua Painter & Earth Elements Watercolour Wonder Crayons. The DSP is old, though. It is the Close to Cocoa Prints pack that has now retired, but I still need to use it up. The card base is made from the new Baja Breeze colour!

SS: Sock Monkey
CS: Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa Prints DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Other: Aqua Painter, EE WW Crayons, Sponge Daubers, Scallop Edge Punch

Lastly, this card is pretty plain too. I think the big white space is effective. I used the set Bloomin Beautiful, which was in the Occasions Mini 2008, and has been carried over into the Fall/Winter 08 collection. Yay! I masked off a strip at the top, and stamped the definition stamp in Sahara Sand several times. I also stamped it again on a scrap piece of white. Then I stamped my sentiment from Sincere Salutations in blue on the scrap, and cut it out with my Large Oval Punch and sponged around in blue. By the way, have you seen the new Wide Oval Punch? I plan on getting it at some point. I stamped the flowers in Basic Black at the bottom, and had to mask some of them to layer them. I coloured with the ink from the lid and my Blender Pen. I am using the new Pacific Point colour! The wide Organdy ribbon is old, but I need to use that up as well.

SS: Bloomin' Beautiful, Sincere Salutations
CS: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Green Galore
Other: Large Oval Punch, Sponges, White Wide Organdy Ribbon, Blender Pens
I will be posting the other 3 cards at some point later on in the week.
Thanks for stopping by!

My first order:

OK, so in case there are those of you wondering what my first order contained, I will list the items below (don't laugh!). Believe it or not, I actually held back on this one, and I still have SEVERAL items that I plan to get (when the funds come in...). You'll probably see a pattern...I am really into all the new silhouette stamps. So many ideas! Sucks to be a shopper driven by impulses!

Ordered today:

- Season of Joy (glad this one came back, because I missed out when it was in the Holiday Mini)
- Holiday Lineup (cutest Christmas set I have ever seen)
- Wheel, Jolly

- Pocket Silhouettes (promotional discount for August + September)
- Inspired By Nature (my favourite set out of this catty!)
- Upsy Daisy (promotional discount for August + September)

- Grand Soiree (something about that chandelier that I LOVE)

- Urban Garden DSP (Designer Series Paper)
- Holiday Treasures DSP
- Ghostly Greetings DSP (cutest Hallowe'en paper so far)

- Hidden Garden Rub-Ons

- Flower Fusion Too Accents & Elements
- Filigree Designer Brads
- Designer Buttons

- Kiwi Satin Ribbon
- Natural Hemp Twine
- Baja Breeze Stitched Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
- Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Tangerine Tango
- Ridinghood Red Tafeta Ribbon

- Scallop Square Punch (MUST have)

And I earned the Level 1 Hostess set Punches Three (coordinates with the Square Scallop Punch).

Whoo! *out of breath*

I will be keeping my eye on these items:

- All the other DSPs and ribbons and Designer Brads, and Rub-Ons
- Curly Label Punch Bundle (love this shape)
- Pina Colada Simply Scrappin Kit
- New colours of Carousel Notes
- Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
- Background stamps: Bella Toile (SOO PRETTY), Classic Stripes (I see potential here for masculine cards), and Paisley (I still don't have this one)
- Wonderful Favorites Stamp Set
- Organic Outlines Stamp Set
- Cheers to You Stamp Set
- Pretty Peony Stamp Set

Of course there is so much more, but what is a girl to do? My stamping room is running out of space, and I've been selling my retired stamps to boot!

If you've placed an order, leave a comment and let me know what you got! I'd love to hear.

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Catty Celebration

WOW, I am SOOOOO excited! Today is the day everyone.

August 11, 2008 = Start of a new Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter 2008 Catalogue. Along with the new catalogue, there a several promotions going on to celebrate the occasion!

1. Starter Kit Promotion
Now it's easier and CHEAPER to get a starter kit or become a demonstrator!

From August 11 through October 11, 2008, you can choose from 3 different Starter Kits with 3 different focuses, depending on your interests. Each kit is only $119! These are smaller than the regular starter kit, and at a fraction of the cost!

Click HERE to view the 3 options!

OR, if you would like to purchase the full Starter Kit at $249, you can choose any extra stamp set for free (up to $49.95 value)!

2. Hostess Promotion

Host a workshop between October 1 - November 30, 2008 with sales of $460 (before tax/shipping), and choose a free stamp set out of the Fall/Winter Sampler (in addition to regular hostess benefits)! Once you have spent the $20, there is no limit to your discounted items!

3. Product Promotion

December 1 - January 18, spend $20, and receive 20% off of any stamp set from the Fall/Winter Sampler!

4. Never Before Seen Promotion

From August 11 - September 30, Stampin’ Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue--no additional purchase necessary. Select items are listed below:

- Snow Swirled: Regular $29.95, Discount Price: $25.46; Item #111690, Page 32 (French version also applies, item #111734)

- It's a Stretch: Regular $28.95, Discount Price: $24.61; Item #111586, Page 55

- Putt Putt (Not available until Aug. 18): Regular $29.95, Discount Price: $25.46; Item #: 111544, Page 81

- Eastern Blooms: Regular $25.95, Discount Price: $22.06; Item #111626, Page 91

- Pocket Silhouettes: Regular $22.95, Discount Price: $19.51; Item #111672, Page 98 (French version also applies, item #111726)

- Upsy Daisy: Regular $22.95, Discount Price: $19.51; Item #111710, Page 101 (French version also applies, item #111746

- Under the Stars: Regular $35.95, DiscountPrice: $30.56; Item #111556, Page 109

- Heard From the Heart: Regular $26.95, Discount Price: $22.91; Item #111644, Page 145 (French version also applies, item #112875)

- Contempo Alphabet: Regular $48.95, Discount Price: $41.61; Item #111570, Page 157

5. World Cardmaking Day

October 4 - 11, 2008, receive 20% off Simply Sent Card Kits & Simply Sent Card Elements!

Have a ton of fun! Start making your wish lists!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Sample for Colour Inspiration Challenge 18

Here is my sample for Kristina's Colour Challenge. You can find the colours in the post right before this. I didn't realize the deadline was coming so quickly, so I rushed this one. I used my 5-Petal Flower Punch for the main flower, and my Scor-Pal for the Grid Technique. I had to cheat because I had no Rose Red CS left (the pink panel is Purely Pomegranate, but they are VERY close). I also didn't have any Green Galore, so it was Summer Sun as the 4th colour. Do white or vanilla count? I hope not, because I think my card would have been very goth-like if I couldn't include a neutral.


SS: Embrace Life

CS: Summer Sun, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Rose Red ; )

Ink: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie

Other: Felt Flowers, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Scor-Pal, Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Sponge Dauber

Thanks for looking!
*Added* This might be a better picture. The first one is from last night (really dark), and this one is from early this morning (but it was raining).

Colour Challenge for the week of August 6, 2008

Hi everyone!
Well, Kristina has posted yet another Colour Challenge. Here it is: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, and your choice between Summer Sun or Green Galore. I will try to post my sample shortly...


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Big Green Flowery Card

So, I saw some ribbon on my shelf and decided to make a really colourful card based on that theme. I used my square Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug. And I used my Coluzzle for the circles in the corner. I used a black marker and my wehite gel pen to make all of the dots (just like markiesmom on SCS).

For the main flower, I used Gable Green, and then my Taken With Teal Marker to add blue to some spots.

SS: Fabulous Flowers
CS: Taken With Teal, Gable Green, Basic BLack, Whisper White
Ink: Gable Green, Taken With Teal and Basic Black Markers, White Gel Pen
Other: Nestabilities, Coluzzle, CUttlebug, Ribbon (misc from Michael's)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Watercolouring with Stampin' Write Markers and Ink Refills

It's pretty easy to watercolour with markers and ink refills. You need some Staz-On, an Aqua Painter, and some Watercolour Paper.

1. Stamp your image onto your watercolour paper in Staz-On ink. You can use black, or any of the other colours they produce.

2. Colour the marker on the parts of your image that you would like to be darker. Use the Aqua Painter to blend the colour out to the rest of the image. You can always add some more marker if you want some parts a little darker.

3. For the reinker, you can squeeze a TINY drop out onto one of your stamp containers (or any other non-porous surface). A little goes a long way! Pick the ink up with your Aqua Painter, and colour your image with that. I have used a reinker in the Tangerine Tango colour, as Stampin' Up! does not produce Stampin' Write Markers in their In Color family.

4. This is my finished image.

5. Decorate and finish!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Heidi Swapp Mask Tutorial

I've done another quick tutorial on Heidi Swapp Masks. These masks are like reverse stencils. They cover a piece of paper in the shape of a certain image, so that you can add colour around the image, and when you remove the mask, the image is left.

I also used my Pearl Crimson Dew Drop as my ink medium.

1. I have my Heidi Swapp Mask (this one is called Butterflies), my Dew Drop ink, and a piece of white CS.

2. The mask itself has adhesive on 1 side. You would peel the mask off the backing and lay it on your cardstock. If you only want to use part of the image, you can cut it. You can always put it back onto the backing, and re-use it again.

3. Once you have affixed your mask to your cardstock, you can start to apply your ink. To apply the ink, you can sponge it on, but I used the Direct-To-Paper technique (DTP). I just applied the ink straight onto the paper. This Dew Drop ink is a fast-drying pigment ink.

4. Make sure you have an even coverage over the entire piece of paper - get into all of the creases.

5. Once you have finished inking, you can remove the mask slowly. Place it back onto the backing, and wipe the ink off of it. You have your finished piece now.

6. Decorate and finish!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper Piecing Tutorial

So, I have made a very basic tutorial on Paper Piecing (not to be confused with Paper Piercing).
Firstly, you will need a stamp that is a line image (not a solid stamp).

1. Stamp your image onto your main piece of CS. In this case, I have used plain old white.

2. Stamp your image a second time onto another piece of CS or DSP. I have chosen the brown polka dot paper from the new Bella Rose DSP.

3. Cut out the pieces you would like to use on your main image.

4. See if you like the way it will look.

5. If you choose, colour in the remaining spots on your image.

6. Take your adhesive of choice, and stick your cut out pieces onto your main image.
7. Decorate and finish!
SS: Sock Monkey (NEW)
CS: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, White Gel Pen, Earth Elements Watercolour Wonder Crayons
Other: Coluzzle, Aqua Painter, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Ribbon Slide from Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponges

Sunday, August 3, 2008

WARNING: New Catalogue Spoilers!

So, my fellow stampers have attended this year's Convention, and they have received their copies of the new catalogue! *so jealous* I have been searching the internet for any hints as to what will be in the new catty.

The following are stamp sets that were in Mini catalogues this year. I have noted whether they SUPPOSEDLY made it or did not make it into the new catty. So, pull out you Holiday mini and your Occasions mini to compare!

From the Holiday Mini 2007
Season of Joy Yes
Naughty or Nice No
Love and Joy No
Supersize Snowflake No
Snow Wheel Yes
Tags on Board No
Star-Studded Season No
Holy Triptych Yes
Tags for All No
Gift Labels No
Merry and Bright Yes
Snow Burst Yes
Stem Silhouettes No
Autumn Harvest Yes
Autumn Apparitions No
Autumn Leaves wheel No

From the Occasions Mini 2008
Bloomin' Beautiful Yes
By Ones and Twos No
Duckies Wheel No
In the Stars No
Live Your Dreams No
Friendly Flowers No
Lots of Dots Jumbo Wheel No
Phrases for a Friend No
Big on Spring No
Time for You No
Tart and Tangy Yes
One Smart Cookie Yes
Summer Picnic DSP Yes
Just Celebrate No
Essence of Love No
She's All That No
Sassy Susie No
For Father No
Full of Life Yes

So, of course this list is not confirmed, but I think it will end up being fairly accurate.


New Events Posted

If you are looking to attend a stamping event in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, check out my Stampin' Up! website for an August and a September event!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Basic Tutorial About Inks

If you have ever had any questions about different types of ink and different brands, you must see Jenn Muraoka's video here.

Check it out - and bring your pen and paper! 10 minutes of pure knowledge.

CC177 & SC187

Hi all,

I just completed a Sketch and Colour Challenge from over on SCS. You can find the original Sketch thread here and the original Colour thread here if you want to play along. CC177 was to use Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Groovy Guava. *sob* Saying goodbye to Groovy Guava is distressing! SC187 gives the layout with the 3 panels in the back and the main rectangle panel.

It is a standard card base (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Sahara Sand folded in half), and the back Guava panel is 4" x 4 1/2". That Guava piece is run through my Cuttlebug with the Floral Fantasy embossing folder. I wrapped a piece of Guava Double Stitched Ribbon around it before adhering it to the card base.

Each white panel is 1" x 4", and they are stamped with the set A Beautiful Thing with Groovy Guava and Sahara Sand ink. Then I ran them through the CB with the same emboss folder. I swiped the sides with the Guava stamp pad.
I layered those onto Sahara pieces (1 1/8" x 4 1/8") and they were raised up with Dimensionals.

The centre panel is a piece of Whisper White CS measuring 2" x 3". I stamped the sentiment from A Beautiful Thing in Versamark and embossed it with Clear EP (Emboss Powder). I brayered over it with Groovy Guava ink. It's layered on a 2 1/8" x 3 1/8" piece of Sahara Sand. Those were both punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. Flowers were punched with the Three For You Punch, and Vintage Brads were added to the middle.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place the border at the bottom.

Thanks for looking!