Friday, October 31, 2008

Hallowe'en: Stampin' Up! Style

OK, you have to go to Kristina Werner's blog. She works at Stampin' Up!, and has published the funniest video about what happened at her work today. Check out the post HERE, and make sure to watch the video. LOL!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Last 2 October projects

Hi All,

Here are the last 2 projects from my October Stamp Camp. I realized, as I was putting everything together, that I "borrowed" quite a few ideas this time. Not a very creative month for me. Oh well, the projects were popular anyway!

The first card was inpired by THIS CARD on Patty's blog. I loved her idea of stamping the grass from the Inspired By Nature set, and making it into cattails by punching out brown CS with the Horizontal Slot Punch...brilliant!

I also LOVE Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip together. Kiwi Kiss was thrown in for good measure.

I made the charm by stamping the Thank You stamp from the Curly Label set in Staz-On onto shrink plastic, punching it out with the Curly Label Punch, and heating it with my Heat Tool. It shrinks down to a cute bite-sized charm to match the project!

The Vanilla piece was cut out with the new Top Note die from Sizzix (sold by Stampin' Up!). And that Satin ribbon in Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla is to-die-for! The butterfly is from the Priceless set.

The last project is a cute little treat holder. This is called the Diaper Fold, and I got the idea from Dawn's post HERE. All you need is 1 square sheet of DSP (I used 12 x 12, but I think Dawn uses 8 x 8), and it takes NO adhesive (except if you would like to decorate the outside).

For mine,I used a sheet of Holiday Treasures DSP, with the Deer Friends hostess set, as well as Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, and 1 1/4" Circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pocket Silhouettes, Urban Garden

Hi All,

Here is another card I will be doing at my October Stamp Camp. I try to use punches wherever possible, because it's less work for me, in terms of prep.

I got this sketch from Chat's Blog, but I changed the stampe set and the colours. I used the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, as well as the Urban Garden DSP.

The colours used are Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, and Baja Breeze. I also used the new Scallop Edge and Scallop Square punches. I added some decorative dots to the scalloped edge with my White Gel Pen.

Also, the ribbon is the new Baja Breeze Double Stitched ribbon (extra wide). I tried to tack the ends down with some mini glue dots, so they aren't moving around everywhere.

The 3 main panels are popped out on foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kristina Werner's Colour Challenge #27

Hi All,

I decided to participte in Kristin Werner's colour challenge. It was to use Reds and/or Pinks, and the rest is up to you!

I decided to use Purely Pomegranate for the base, and then a layer of white. The top panels are from the Berry Bliss DSP.

I used some self-adhesive chipboard letters, decorated with Classic Ink (using sponge daubers).

The heart charm is from the Always stamp set. It was stamped in Timber Brown Staz-On ink onto shrink plastic and cut out, and then heated with the heat gun (down to bite size). It was tied to the pink ribbon with linen thread.

I wish I had a better camera, but you gotta work with what you got, I guess.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristina Werner's 27th Colour Challenge

Well, Kristina has posted her 27th colour challenge. The challenge is to use reds and/or pinks as the main colour, and the rest is up to you!

Try it out!

Snowman Card

Hi All,

Here is another card I CASE'd from DAWN. She has got some great ideas! I used the same colours, but I switched out one of the stamp sets. My card uses the A Tree For All Seasons set for the main snowman square (punched with the 1 3/8" Square Punch), and the Season of Joy set for the sentiment and the background.
My main image is usually stamped on a neutral colour, so when I saw Dawn's card using Bashful Blue as the main panel, I had to try it. The tree image is coloured with markers and White Gel Pen. The background is stamped in black and also highlighted with White Gel Pen.
Colours are: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Sage Shadow, Purely Pomegranate (supposed to be Rose Red, but I ran out).

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hallowe'en Bat CASE

Hi All,

Here is a sample of another card we'll be doing at my October Stamp Camp. I CASE'd it from Dawn's card HERE. I used the stamp set Batty For You, and I left out the sentiment, but I thought it was too cute to pass up!

I used Tangerine Tango for the base, but I should have used Pumpkin Pie, so I'll straighten that out before the class.

I inked the bat up with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker, to avoid stamping the phrase that comes around the outside.
The white circle was punched with my 1" Circle Punch, the Tangerine circle was done with my 1 1/4" Circle Punch, and the Basic Gray circle (on the inside) was done with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.
After I Punched the 1 3/8" circle out of Basic Gray, I used that hole to punch out the Scallop Circle (so that the middle is missing). It looks great as a border.
The DSP is from the Ghostly Greetings pack of papers (sooo cute!).
Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

New Video Tutorial from Stampin' Up!

Head on over to my Stampin' Up! website to see how they made this adorable card! Great


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Online Sale for Canadians!

Everyone, I just got an e-mail from Sheila over at Scrappin' Great Deals, and they are having a promotion right now. You have to take advantage of it before noon on Sunday (tomorrow), but when you spend $50 or more, you get FREE shipping! This is your chance to load up on missing supplies!

Go check it out...

Baby Shower Card, but no gender?

Hi All,

Well, I have a baby shower to attend on Sunday, and my friend does not know the gender, so what was a girl to do about a baby card?

Well, I decided to put a boy AND a girl on the front...and we will all wait for it to be decided.

I used more Magnolia stamps for this, as well as one of the Hostess Sets from Stampin' Up!. I used the retired Wintergreen DSP as the colour theme, and used my Copic markers to colour them in. I also used a Chipboard sticker (got it from Michael's), and coloured it with Classic ink and my sponge daubers.
My SU cardstock was Soft Sky (retired In Color), Basic Gray, and Whisper White.

Hope you like it...thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Inspired By Nature Sunset

Hi All,

Today, I am showing my first card for my October Stamp Camp. I can't seem to find where I got the idea, but modified it slightly. It uses the new Top Note die and the Inspired by Nature stamp set.

I first covered White CS in More Mustard ink, then punched out a 1 1/4" Circle, and adhered it. Then I sponged all around with Bravo Burgundy and a little bit of Chocolate Chip. It is stamped in Close to Cocoa ink..I love this stamp set!

I outlined some parts of a flower with a Close to Cocoa marker just for some extra emphasis. All in all, it's pretty simple.

The sentiment is from the Hostess set Best Yet, stamped in black.
Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hallowe'en House of Haunt

Please go over to this Creative Inklings post to check out a really cute house decorated with Stampin' Up!'s Hallowe'en designer papers!

So cute! Happy Belated Thanksgiving (for the Candians)!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cute Pigtail Tilda

Hi All,

I'm still on my Magnolia kick. Here is another one...I forget what she's called. She's the cute one with the dress and the pigtails.

I used my Copic Markers to colour her in, and she is stamped in Palette Noir ink. I mounted her on my Oval Nestabilities, and the striped ribbon in Tangerine Tango. The white oval is sponged with More Mustard ink. The background panel is Haiku DSP, Old Olive CS, and a Whisper White base.

I also used my Photo Corner Punch with the Haiku DSP and my Three For You Punch Box for the little flowers at the bottom. The sentiment is a Rub-On from the Chit Chat pack.

Pretty simple card...I wanted Tilda to be the main focus, so there's not much else going on.

If you want to know where I buy my stuff, here are the links (I get everything online):

- Magnolia Stamps (Tildas and others)

- Copic Markers

- Nestabilities

- Stampin' Up! products (click on Products and Shop Now)

Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Farmer Tilda

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I was on such a roll, and then everything got really busy. Anyway, I recently got inspired to bring out my Magnolias and my Copics, so here we go.

I absolutely LOVE the stamps from Magnolia. This little girl character is called Tilda, and I think this exact stamp might be Farmer Tilda (or something like that).

I stamped the bale of hay first (separate stamp, also from Magnolia), and coloured it it with my Copic Markers. I get mine from Oregon Art Sales. Then I stamped Tilda on a separate piece of white CS (SU), and coloured her in. I also added some white Liquid Applique to her wings to add a little puff. I then cut her out, and mounted her onto the hay with Dimensionals.

I used some miscellaneous DSP, and some flowers I ordered from Scrappin' Great Deals. The brad is from SU's Pretties Kit, and I tied some Linen Thread around the bottom layer. I also used my Scallop Edge Punch, and my 1/4" Circle Punch inside the scallops. The cardstock is from SU (Whisper White and Ruby Red). Oh yeah, and there's a tiny Rub-On in the corner by SU.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!