Dec 31, 2007
I have never done the split negative technique before, so today I got a chance to work on this challenge. The challenge is to do two different colored paper (not black and white). I chose River Rock and Blue Bayou and I used basic Gray for my main panel. I confined my split negative in a circle just to create a different point of view and I think it worked out okay.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays
Paper: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Brocade BG DSP
Ink: White Craft, Basic Gray
Accessories: Tafetta Gray, Silver Brads, Photo Corner Metal
Tools: Photo Corner punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Non SU Circle Punch,Detail White EP, Heat Gun
Dec 30, 2007
Dec 28, 2007
This set is a favorite of mine and you will probably see me using it a lot. The sentiment is from Celebrate Everything, another versatile stamp that will grow on you. For today's challenge, using 1 stamped image, 1 sentiment, 2-3 DSP, 1 embellishment and only white paper.
I used Whisper White, allowed to do sponging but no major tools, One of the DSP I used to stamped the flower. I maximize the use of the ribbon to embellish my card.
Stamps: Embrace Life, Celebrate Everything
Paper: Whisper White, DSP Bali Breeze
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Grossgrain Ribbon
Dec 27, 2007
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Dec 18, 2007
No more waiting for me - the new catalog is here...finally!!!
I had been sick the last couple of days and guess who kept me company- yep! my new catty.
The front cover is awesome and I just love the new design. Wait till you see what's inside!!!
So, if you have not ordered it yet, please call me to order your new Spring-Summer 2008 catty.
By January 2, 2008 you can start ordering from it.
A Special Invitation
If you order the Spring-Summer 2008 catalog from me along with a minimum of $25.00 net order, I will give free shipping in the U.S (till January 31, 2008).
I would love to hear from you.
I love doing the Color Challenge. The CC today are Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, and So Saffron. I used the set Embrace Life which is my most favorite in the new Spring-Summer 2008 catalog. I thought it would be hard to incorporate Wild Wasabi but with a little touch of it, it blend in perfectly. The main Flower was trim and popped in dimensionals. I love how it looks with the fern behind.
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Brads, Stickles
Tools: Tool Kit for piercing, Slit Punch, 1/16' Punch, Dimensionals
Dec 17, 2007
Here's a nice way to add dazzle to your cards.
For today's TLC- use Dazzling Diamond Dust to your card. I cut an oval frame using my Oval Cutter. Using another paper, center the oval frame and do sponging. I ran my Brayer sponge about 2-3 times for this to get an even color distribution. I then stamped the trees using mellow Moss. The big tree was stamped in Always Artichoke. After that, placed your cut oval frame again and using Versamark pad, go around the frame making sure that you covered evey area. I sprinkled the DD shortly after.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays
Paper: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss,Versamark
Accessories: Wide Organdy Ribbon, Metal Corners, Silver Cord
Tools: Dazzling Diamonds, Oval Cutter, Sponge Brayer
Dec 16, 2007
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Dec 9, 2007
Todays FS is a very talented stamper. Her (Charlene) gallery has wonderful collections of cards that you can feast your eyes on. Here is the card I chose to cased. I used the CB embossing for the main BG. I stamped snowflakes for the BG panel in colors of Night of Navy and Soft Sky.
The focal image is stamped in Night of Navy. The snowflake punch was punched twice with my main colors and mounted with brads and dimensional. I added ribbons and brads for my finishing touches. See Tutorial below on how to do the Glittery Window.
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot,Flexible Phrases
Paper: Night of navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Night Of Navy, Soft Sky
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, DS Ribbon, Brads, Rhinestone brad, DD, silver cord
Tools: Corner Star Punch, Snowflake Punch, Cuttlebug/folder,1/16' Punch, Circle Cutter,
Laminating sheet, Dimensionals
(Pic. 1) Stamp snowflake on white paper. Use a Circle Cutter for your circle frame. Stamp image on the circle frame. Trim laminating sheet so it will cover your circle frame. The laminating sheet (back part) has the grid lines.
(Pic. 2) The laminating sheet (front part) has the shiny side.
(Pic. 3) Peel off the laminating sheet as shown in pic and lay
the back part of the laminating sheet with the grid line face down.
You want the shiny side so when you attached the sticky part of the sheet, it will not stick to the paper.
(Pic. 4) This is how it should look once you lay the laminating sheet. Peel off the back part of the laminating sheet and add glitter.
( Pic. 5) This is the part where you attached the stamped Snowflake in the back of the circle frame. You can use a regular tape to do this, making sure that tha image is in the center.
(Pic. 6) Here is the finished Glittery window.
Dec 8, 2007
I had 2 Christmas Parties from my stamping group yesterday; that would explain the reason why no posting from me. It was a lot of fun but I am glad it is over. Next on the list I will be working on my Christmas cards for mailing.I did take some time to do the Saturday IC. Here is the inspiration. I used the Stem Silhouettes for my main image and used Blush Blossom for some shadowing effect. I added the stripes (DSP) and circles (Itty Bitty set)for the background. It needed something else in the bottom of my card, so I added the cute sentiment.
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Itty Bitty BG, In My Thoughts
Paper: Certainly Celery, Purely pomegranate, Wgisper White, Cutie Pie DSP
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Brads
Tools: Slit Punch, 1/2",1",11/4" Circle Punches, 1/16 Punch
Dec 6, 2007
Sketch Challenge 153
I combined 2 challenges again, yesterday's Sketch and today's ways to use it -Tape of any kind. I really don't have any decorative tape, so I used my very reliable Mono Adhesive tape aka SNAIL. I ran it through the Not Quite Navy paper and poured Dazzling Diamonds. The main image is from the Tags for All. I stamped off the trees except the middle one with Always Artichoke, added the star brads. I used just a little sparkle on the trees and saying but it's hard to see it in the pic.
Stamps: Tags for All, All Year Cheer 1, Peaceful Wishes
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, Basheful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Narrow Organdy Ribbon, Light Blue Gingham
Ribbon, Star and Round brads, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Slit Punch, Stamp-a- majig, 1/16 punch, Phot Corner Punch
Dec 4, 2007
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Nov 29, 2007
My big family always have a Christmas Party every year and we usually have someone host it every year. This year it will be at Clein and Heather's house, so Heather helped me make these invitations last night. I try to keep it simple because she has her 3 little darling girls with her. (one of her girls is my avatar at SCS).
I used the Season of Joy set. I love how this set just compliments the whole card. The SU Dashing DSP came in handy- just a small strip and it just gave the card a different look.
Stamps: Season of Joy, Perfect Presentation, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, White Craft
Accessories: 5/8 Old Olive Grossgrain Ribbon
Tools: Corner Rounder, 1' and 11/4 "Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
My submission for today's WT challenge-using Metallic Paper. I bought some of the CB die cuts and decided today will be a perfect time to use it. I used the Metallic Paper and framed the sentiment, added the brads and accented it with Silver Organdy Ribbon. The Baroque swirl was used in the background.
Stamps: All Holidays, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Basic Gray, Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Metallic Blue Paper
Ink: Encore Silver, White Craft
Accessories: Silver brads, Silver Organdy ribbon
Tools: 1/16"Punch, CB and die cut frame, Slit Punch
Nov 28, 2007
This frame went to MaryAnn who won the Blog Candy SO Verry !!! I wanted to include a gift that I had stamped, so this was it. Hope she likes it.
The frame was a Dollar Store find and was decorated with SU DSP, and colored paper. The square frame was done using paper cutter.
The flower image is sunken, that is how the frame was designed.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, SU DSP
Ink: White Craft, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: White Brads
Tools: Large Oval Punch, Paper Cutter, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals
I am in the Christmas mode this whole December, so my cards will probably be about spreading holiday cheer with glitz and sparkle etc.,etc.,etc. This is the most recent stamp set purchased three weeks ago and is finally out of the box. Dashing paper sets this card in the mood and that is where my whole choice of color scheme is based on-Old Olive, River Rock and Real Red. So you can't really go wrong with that. I used White Craft for the Old Olive background and stamped snowflakes that came with this set. The trees and snowman is colored with Aqua Painter. I added Crystal Effects for the star (last time I used stickles with colored ink, it tends to bleed ). I did used Stickles for the tree and for the snow effect. I wanted to incorporate the North Pole saying, so I took this stamp from the Perfect Presenation set, and did some paper piercing in the circle.
Stamps: Wishing You Cheer, Perfect Presentation
Paper: Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP
Ink: Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, White Craft, Staz-ON Black
Accessories: Red Grossgrain Ribbon,Red Brads, Stickles, Crystal Effects
Tools: Tool Kit, Aqua Painter, 1' and 11/4 inch Circle Punches, Large Oval Punch, Window Punch, Dimensionals,1/16' Punch
Nov 27, 2007
I have this plan to put my Christmas trees up this week. That is not a typo, I have three X-mas trees that I am decorating for Christmas, one in the living room usually decorated in red mostly, the family room for my start up Hallmark ornament collection, and my mini tree for my Stamp Room with my Snowman collection.But for now, the tree that I am decorating is for this card. The trees were done using the Masking technique.I added alternating stickles on the greens and the whites. I chose the SA Whimsy, seems to be a perfect background. I did my sentiment using the small oval punch. (Check the tutorial for the oval punch from previous post that I did).
Stamps: Merry and Bright, SA Whimsy
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray and Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Tafetta Charcoal, HPH, Stickles
Tools: Small Oval Punch, Horizontal Punch, 11/4" and 13/4" Square Punch. 1/16 Punch,Dimensionals
Nov 25, 2007
Here is a card that I cased from the talented Featured Stamper (TexasGrammy). Check out her gallery here if you want to play along. She has an awesome gallery and I am sure it will get your creativity going. Here is the card I chose to cased. I used the same set but off set it a little from her original card so I can fit my sentiment.
The paper is cut 51/2 by 81/2 folded and I score just about an inch or so then folded the bottom part, distressed and attached the DS Ribbon. I used the DSP for the background. I used a lot of the Circle Punches and the small oval punch for the sentiment. I also did embossing on the hat using White Craft and Detail White EP, and added the microbeads for the finishing touch.
Stamps: Merry, Short & Sweet
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White, SU DSP
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, White Craft
Accessories: DS Ribbon, White Brads, Microbeads,Crystal Effects
Tools: Ticket Puncd, 1/16", 3/4",11/4",13/8" Circle Punches, Non SU circle punch, Small Oval Punch, Cutter's tool kit,Dimensionals
Nov 23, 2007
Ways to Use It Challenge # 141
What a day today. Did anybody got their shopping done today? I personally take this day to try and get my shopping started, making it a point to wake up early and get some good deals. But I never seem to get the day planned right. I get sidetracked... a lot. Does anybody have some tips for me to make shopping a little bit organized?
By the time I got home, I did not have much time to do the challenge. I really want to do real stitching on my sewing machine, ended up doing the faux stitching. I love the LSC today, using neutral colors. with just a touch of color. The snowflakes in the background were stamped in Craft White, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Gray. I was really tempted to use Purely Pomegranate Paper in placed of the Whisper White but I just stayed with the Neutral theme.
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, All Holidays, All in a Row
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Satin Ribbon
Tools: Stamp-a- majig
Nov 22, 2007
Paper: Bravo burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Nov 21, 2007
Nov 20, 2007
Three people guessed it right.
1. Stampin Chick
2. Mary Ann
I did the random (random.org ) drawing going by the order that they responded to the post.
THE WINNER OF THE BLOG CANDY IS: #2 Mary Ann
Kindly forward me with your address, so I can send you your So Very Stamp set and a
Surprise gift!!! Congratulations !!!!
Nov 16, 2007
Nov 14, 2007
Don't forget to play the blog candy and guess when is/was my big day !!!
Be back soon !!!
This is a birthday basket that I got from my friend, Diane.
I could not believe it when she gave me this for my birthday.
This picture does not even come close, this basket lights
up and really glows at night when you plug it in.
.She handstamped some note cards with holder, a fall frame picture she handstamped and the true friend card.
Thanks Diane !!!
Nov 13, 2007
Sketch Card Challenge #149
I was in such a hurry today that I did not even get this posted in my blog until tonight.This card was for today's color challenge-Whisper White, Kraft and Purely Pomegranate. I love the sketch challenge last week, so I decided to incorporate it with the color challenge. I used the DSP for the background and added the white brads. The swirl was stamped in Sahara Sand on Whisper White Paper. I used for kinds of punches for the circles and mounted them on dimensionals.
Stamps: Priceless, All Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Sahara Sand, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: DS Ribbon, White Brads,
Tools: 1/16" Punch, 3/4",1", 11/4" and 13/8" Circle Punches, 13/8 Square Punch
Speaking of birthdays, I am feeling generous and in a "gift giving" mood and with my counter getting close to 7,000 I am giving away this Blog Candy !!!!!
So when I say Let's Play,it's not about guessing my age. I wanted you to GUESS THE DAY I WAS BORN in November? There are only 30 days in November, so this should be easy. Here's how to play:
1. Only one guess per person
2. If no one guess the exact date, the closest date will be chosen.
3. If there is a tie, then the winner will be chosen in random.
4. The only restriction apply to those who know me. (you know who you are)
5. Please put your answers on this post !
6. The winner will be announced on November 20, 2007 at 5:00 PM (Az Time)
7. Open to all that have US and Canada address
Here is the Blog Prize for the Winner!!!!
So Very Stamp set !!!!!!
I will also give a surprise handstamped gift !!!
So, what are you waiting for and start guessing !!!
Nov 12, 2007
Nov 11, 2007
Using the Large Tag to make a Purse.
Pic 1. Using any solid or patterned paper, use the Large Tag Punch and punched paper.
Pic 3. Add a brad on the flap of the purse and mout it with the patterned/solid paper with dimensionals.
Pic 4. Fold the other flap behind using glue.
Pic 5. Use the Small and large Oval Punch for the handle.