December 31, 2007
December 30, 2007
So, here it is Sunday night and I haven’t stamped a thing (zip, zero, zilch, nada)! I hope to get the creative juices stirring again as I have to prepare for SU Leadership in Palm Springs in a couple of weeks. I promise to post as soon as I get something.
December 25, 2007
Recipe (all items Stampin'Up! except where noted)
December 21, 2007
I will be taking a much needed vacation next week, and while I’m home, my goal is to update my Blog with new posts everyday – I promise not go to any of the after Christmas sales. I will stay at home and do some much needed stamping and resting. So check back often or make it easier on yourself and become a subscriber to this Blog!
December 11, 2007
1. to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course: The stream meandered through the valley.
2. to wander aimlessly; ramble: The talk meandered on. –verb (used with object)
3. Surveying. to define the margin of (a body of water) with a meander line. –noun
4. Usually, meanders. turnings or windings; a winding path or course.
5. a circuitous movement or journey.
6. an intricate variety of fret or fretwork.
—Synonyms 1. wander, wind, twist, snake, coil.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006
Aren't these cute?
Just had time to play with this set and I am so loving it! I started with a layout designed for one chick and didn't like it. So I thought what about two chicks. Then I figured they should be "party chicks" so I added the party hats and then some color and whalla! Hope you like them.
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
CS: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DSP
Inks: YoYo Yellow Water Color Crayon; Taken w/ Teal, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana Markers
Accessories: Large & Small oval punches, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
CS: Taken w/ Teal, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP
Inks: So Saffron & YoYo Yellow Water Color Crayons; Taken w/ Teal, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana Markers
Accessories: large & Small oval punches, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
December 1, 2007
Merchandise from the the Fall-Winter Collection 2007 can still be placed through 31 December. So hurry don't wait! Place your order for those items because once they're gone, they're gone!!!
November 27, 2007
November 26, 2007
November 19, 2007
I wanted to share two things with you. The first is the party favor my daughter and I made, and the second is a card made with the free SU Level 3 hostess gift I received last Friday as I was leaving work. Unfortunately, these will have to wait until I find my camera. Talk to you later.
November 16, 2007
It seems like forever since my last post. I've been super busy with family stuff and not much time to stamp. My daughter turned 16 this week and got her driver's permit today. She is in heaven. Not to mention I will have several teenagers over on Saturday for a "Cake and Cocktails" party which will be followed by a sleepover at a hotel.
I remembered I made a card late one night this week when I couldn't sleep, but never posted it. In trying to showcase the versatility of the DSPs I forgot to add some additional color. And when I thought I was using Very Vanilla, I used Whisper White. Oh well! Hope you like it. TFL.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
CS: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock, Whisper White, Brocade Background DSP
Inks: Old Olive, River Rock
Accessories: SU Vintage Brads
November 8, 2007
This card was made for yesterday's sketch challenge #149 on Splitcoast. I love this layout and I must admit this card came out better than I imagined it. I didn't realize how pretty the Apple Cider DSP was until I started playing with it. Hope you like it. TFL.
Stamps: True Friend
CS: Wild Wasabi, Choc. Chip, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DSP
Inks: Really Rust, Choc. Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Vintage Brads, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square and circle punches, dimensionals
November 5, 2007
November 2, 2007
Stamps: Take Three
CS: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Dashing DSP
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Bold Brights Brads, Certainly Celery & Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
October 26, 2007
Stamps: Wanted, It's Your Birthday, Weathered
CS: Really Rust, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DSP
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hemp Twine, 1" circle punch, 1/16" circle punch, Crystal Clear EP
October 22, 2007
Recipe (all products SU):
CS: R. Rust, C. Chip, W. Wasabi, R. Rock, Apple Cider DSP
Ink: R. Rust (craft), C. Chip (craft), W. Wasabi
Accessories: Onboard Garland Greetings, colored buttons (Fresh Favorites II), Linen Thread, Earth Elements Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, W. Wasabi & R. Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, Twill Tape (dyed W. Wasabi), Crop-A-Dial
October 17, 2007
Can you believe how many times I tried to upload this post? It took 3 whole nights. Everytime I uploaded, I received an error!!!
Anyway, this card was made for a challenge card swap I participated in. The challenge was to make a criss cross card, and this is the final result. This was my first ever criss cross card, I am very pleased with how it turned out. I started with the directions from Michelle Wooderson's blog.
I used the Cutie Pie DSP Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. I made the scallop edges using the corner rounder on 1/2 in strips of C. Celery and Bash. blue cardstock and attached to the card pieces and then pierced the strips. The belly band was made using a 1/4" strip of B. Blue stamped with Dotted BG and then layered on a 1/2" strip of C. Celery. (Note, the B. Blue strip was not wrapped all the way around the C. Celery strip. It was cut at both ends). The sentiment was stamped on W. White cs with the birthday stamp from Circle of Friendship in C. Celery craft ink, embossed with Clear EP and punched with the 1" circle punch. The sentiment was then layered onto DSP punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch. That piece was layered onto Bash. Blue punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The entire piece was layered onto a piece of W. Wasabi cs punched with the Scallop punch and pierced within each scallop.
To give this card some texture, I stamped the W. White cs with Dotted BG stamp and embossed with White EP(you can see it in the picture on the left). A 1/4" strip of DSP was attached to the bottom of the cs and pierced (. This was layered onto a piece of C. Celery cs. The bottom of the cs was stamped with the Wish Big sentiment from the Short & Sweet stamp set in W. Wasabi and embossed with clear EP. Yes I did use the Stamp-a-ma-jig for this project. I topped this card off using non-SU hardware and attached a piece of W. Wasabi double stitched ribbon and light blue gingham ribbon to the hardware. Hope you like it!
October 7, 2007
Aren't I lucky!!! Look what I received yesterday from my BFF Rose! This was a birthday card in the making from before my special day. This is the file folder card and insert inspired by Beate (http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/). I am so in love with that little cake, it looks edible. Rose added dazzling diamonds as the frosting and filling on the cake (yummy). Hope you can see it. This card was well worth the wait. Thanks Rose. I love it!
October 5, 2007
Here's the recipe for this card:
Stamps: True Friend, Print Pattern
CS: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Ink: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Clear EP, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
October 3, 2007
October 1, 2007
I created this card for a Christmas Swap with my online group. I just love this Dashing DSP. It is so festive! I just hope the ladies who receive this card like it. I removed the guide from the new 3/16 corner rounder punch to create the scallops and then I used the 1/16 hand held circle punch to create the holes within each scallop. All items used are SU.
CS: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Square (Fire) Rhinestone, Watercolor Wonder Crayon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 3/16 Corner Rounder, 1/16 Circle Punch
September 27, 2007
In this card, I stamped the little flowers from Season of Joy on the DSP and then I stamped and embossed the tree and the star. The star is cut out and popped up on a stampin' dimensional. All items used are SU.
Stamp: Season of Joy
CS: Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Gold Brads, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, clear EP, horizontal slot punch
September 26, 2007
September 25, 2007
It's been a few days and I can't seem to get that creative umph. Has it ever happened to you? I've lost that urge to stamp. I decided to create this Blog in hopes of finding that umph. Nothing. I am doing all I can to get it back. In trying to find that mojo, I came across a card while blog surfing and decided to recreate it using Stampin'Up materials. The original card can be seen here.
Stamp: Ginoumous Flowers, Tres Chic
CS: Puely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Celery grosgrain ribbon, Build a Flower accents & elements, 5-Petal Flower, Large Oval, Small Oval, Scallop punches, Ice Rhinestone Brad
Technique: Paper Piercing
September 19, 2007
I decided to use Oh So Lovely hostess set for the artpiece and colored the flowers using the Water Color Crayons. The corners of the artpiece was punched using the Ticket corner punch, then layered onto Wild Wasabi CS. I then used the Corner Rounder punch on the corners and then inserted the Vintage Brads. I used the Sanded BG stamp on the River Rock CS. I must note one small problem with making this card. Once the Wild Wasabi strip was adhered to the River Rock layer, I couldn't punch holes for the jumbo eyelets with my Crop-A-Dial since the placement was in the middle of the CS. I had to use my trusty dusty Eyelet Tool Kit to make the holes. Then to set the eyelets I had to use my heavy duty hammer along with the eyelet setter. Worked like a charm!
All items used are Stampin'Up!
Stamps: Oh So Lovely, Sanded BG, Paisley BG
CS: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wile Wasabi, River Rock, Staz-on Timber Brown
Accessories: Water Color Crayons, Vintage Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, Ticket Corner punch, Corner Rounder punch
I started with the colors of Wild Wasabi and River Rock simply because I have not used River Rock at all. I thought that the color combination was nice. I stamped the first layer with the Sanded BG stamp and then randomly stamped the smaller stamps from the Wanted set using River Rock ink. I then stamped Wanted on a strip of River Rock CS and layered it on the Wild Wasabi strip. The image behind the chipboard was stamped in Wild Wasabi on Very Vanilla CS and then punched out with the Scallop punch. The On-Board Blossoms chipboard was colored using the Wild Wasabi reinker and a sponge. I decided to add vintage brads to the petals of each flower to give it more texture. I punched the holes with the 1/16" handheld punch and inserted the brads. This card was then completed with the addition of the photo corners. What do you think?
All items used are Stampin'Up!
Stamps: Wanted, Sanded BG
CS: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wild Wasabi, River Rock
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Photo Corner punch, Scallop Circle punch, On-Board Blossoms chipboard
September 17, 2007
This card was made for my upline meeting this past Sunday. It was a card challenge using the specified layout. I knew I wanted to use the new In Colors but was unsure of the color combination. Well after a few trial and errors, I came up with this combination. I must say I am quite pleased with it. All products are StampinUp!
Stamps: Priceless, Tres Chic
Cardstock: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Inks: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Okay, this will be a work in progress as I am totally "clueless" as to what I am doing. I am sitting here with many ideas racing through my mind and not even a picture to add to this Blog. Check back later as I will have some great things to share with you.