Nov 30, 2007
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.
Nov 10, 2007
Nov 9, 2007
Nov 8, 2007
Nov 6, 2007
Nov 5, 2007
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, HPH Aged Copper
Nov 4, 2007
Nov 3, 2007
Tools: Tool Kit, Crystal Efects,11/4 and 13/8" Square Punches, Dimensionals
Nov 2, 2007
Nov 1, 2007
After ghoulies and goblins, bats and eeky spiders, I start thinking of fall, pumpkins , candy corn,turkey, autumn leaves and autumn colors. Fall is my favorite season and if you have not seen my stamp room that I decorated in fall colors, you are welcome to see it in my SCS gallery,or simply click here, nitestamper .
Here is a card that I did that hopefully will get your fall inspirations and creative minds set to start thinking of fall. I would love to see your creations, so put your comments here on this post so I can visit your blog and/or gallery.
I used Autumn Harvest for this card. I did masking technique. The coloring is done using Aqua Painter with the colors More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy and Always Atichoke. I added the stickles after everything is put together. The leaf on top is raised with 3-D. The backgorund is done using the leaf with Very Vanilla Craft and then stamping it with Basic Brown Pad to give it the embossed faux look. I used the rich, silky ribbon and a swirly metal for accents to finished this card.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, So Many Sayings
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Barvo Burgundy
Ink: More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Basic Brown
Accessories: Chocolate Satin Ribbon, HPH antique Copper Swirly Metal and Brads Stickles
Tools: Dimensionals, 1/16" Punch, Slit Punch, Aqua Painter