Wednesday, December 31, 2008
For today's sketch challenge on SCS I used Suzie Q. Isn't she the cutest!?! I colored her in with a combination of Copic markers, SU markers, and a Zig marker with an aquapainter. I wasn't sure if that would work, but it did hahaha! All of the paper is from DCWV except the brown which is Bazzil. I paper pieced the bags with the polka dot dp, added brads to the corners of the panels, and a zigzag stitch around the perimeter. I computer generated the sentiment and cut that out with a Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag. The inside says...than a fun day of shopping with a wonderful friend! I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
I stamped SU Upsy Daisy with Pumpkin Pie ink. Cut that image out with my new Nestabilities Large Labels, and layered that on a Chocolate Chip rectangle. The layer below that is some Bo Bunny plaid, which you can hardly see, also layered on a Chocolate Chip rectangle. The large orange panel is from SU Summer Picnic DSP. I stamped the sentiment from SU Lovely Labels with Pumpkin Pie. Used a 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch it out and popped it up on a foam square on top of the scalloped circle. I punched little holes in the scalloped circle with a 1/16" punch. I attached the top layer to the WW and sewed a straight stitch around the card. I added brads to the corners, and attached both layers to the Chocolate Chip base. I added some Diamond Stickles to the flowers for some sparkle : ) I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Today's Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS was to create Faux Silk. You can view this technique here:
I attempted the technique with my row of hearts down the dp panel : ) I used Pretty in Pink, WW, and Bella Rose DSP. I stamped Balloonabella from Stamping Bella twice, cut out the balloons, and popped those up on foam squares. I colored the image in with Copic markers. I sponged Pretty in Pink around the edges of the panel. I stamped the sentiment then cut the words apart and adhered them on. I added brads to the corners and popped the image panel up on foam squares. The background is dry embossed with the Textile CB Folder. I added the lacy border with a Martha Stewart Border Punch. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I've been wanting to try the freestyle sewing, but I've been nervous, so I went for it today! I really like the result : ) I stamped Giftabella With Hat twice, then cut out the present and popped that up on a foam square. I colored her in using SU Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Baja Breeze reinker and aquapainter. I added Stickles to the gift and hat for some sparkle. The DP is My Mind's Eye, and CS is Ruby Red, WW, and DCWV. The changes I made are that I used a different Bella, different paper, added pearls to the corners, added buttons, and sewed instead of paper piercing. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The airplane stamp is from Martha Stewart's Clear Toy Transportation stamp set. I stamped the image twice with Old Olive and colored in the wing, star, window, and propeller with Brocade Blue and Real Red. I cut those out and popped them up on the other plane, then cut that plane out and popped that up on the rectangular panel. I stamped the Happy Birthday with a sentiment from My Favorite Things You Take The Cake. The DP is from K&Company. I added the ribbon following the sketch and added silver brads to the corners. Hopefully little Ryan will like his birthday card! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I chose to case this card here:
I LOVE how she used the Eastern Blooms set from SU! I only need about 4 more Christmas cards, so I decided to try and make it Christmasy : ) I changed the colors, used Ski Slope DSP on the bottom, changed the sentiment and placement, added the photo corners, brads, and scalloped border : ) I don't know~Eastern Blooms as a Christmas card? What do you think?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Julee Tilman (Vervegirl) created the sketch. Isn't it awesome! I had to use Ornamental Christmas once again, because I love it, and I'm trying to finish up some last minute Christmas cards! I stamped the image with VersaMark onto the Berry cs, and heat embossed it with silver ep. I stamped it again onto white cs and heat embossed it again. stamped my sentiment and cut that part out. I used Baja Breeze and my aquapainter to color in the stripes and adhered it to the Berry part of the ornament. I added litte pearls to the center of the snowflakes on the ornament. The silver and white panels are popped up on foam squares. The DP is from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. I punched the silver scallops out of silver cs with a Martha Stewart border punch and adhered them to the dp. The large berry panel was dry embossed with the CB Textile Folder. The base of the card is the silver cs and the middle layer is white. I added silver brads to the corners and a Prima poinsettia with a pearl center. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This layout was perfect for my little snowman by Whipper Snapper! I used Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip CS, and the DP is from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. I colored the snowman's hat and scarf with Baja Breeze ink and an aquapainter, cut him out with Circle Nestabilities and popped him up on a punched scalloped circle. I used the Swiss Dots CB folder on the Baja Breeze Panel. The brown strip is 7/8" brown grosgrain ribbon. The white fuzzy ribbon I found at Michaels. I tied a bow with silver cording and hung the sentiment by Inkadinkado from it with some wire. I added fern leaves that I punched with the Martha Stewart Fern punch, and silver brads to the corners. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by
Monday, December 8, 2008
I chose to CASE this beautiful card:
I stamped this adorable image by Clear Art Stamps called Seaside onto watercolor paper. I used reinkers, an aquapainter, and watercolor pencils to color it in. I added some glitter to the sand for a little sparkle : ) I stamped the image again and cut out the little girl and popped her up on foam squares. I used an Embossing Queen piercing template to pierce around the image panel. I used Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cs, and some dp from My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 collection. I used a Ticket Corner Punch to punch the corners and added silver brads. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I love this sketch! I used this adorable image from Whipper Snapper, colored him in and added Stickles to the bubbles for some shimmer : ) The beautiful border is made using a Martha Stewart border punch. The cardstock is Brocade Blue as is the ink I used for the baby stamp which is from a retired SU set called Lovely Labels. The sentiment is also from a retired set called Warm Words. I hope you like it, and thank you so much for stopping by!
Friday, December 5, 2008
I used my Snow Swirled set from Stampin' Up for the snowflakes and my Warm Words set for the sentiment. I stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark onto Baja Breeze cardstock and heat embossed them with white ep. I cut them out with my Circle Nestabilities and added Kaiser pearls to the center. I punched the snowflakes out of a shimmery vellum with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch and added pearls to the center as well. I layered the card as follows:
Baja Breeze base, Whisper White second layer, snowflake patterned paper from the Ski Slope DSP pack, and finally a layer of vellum. I added brads to the corners to hold my vellum in place. I punched the "Sparkle" out with oval punches and popped that up on foam squares. I hope you like it and thanks again for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I'm still trying to finish up a few Christmas cards, so I went back to my Verve Ornamental Christmas set : ) This time I did some paper piecing with it, in other words, I stamped on a couple different patterned papers and cut out some parts to piece it together like above : ) The paper I used is Basic Gray Wassail. Isn't it pretty : ) I stamped my images with Versafine Onyx black ink, and heat embossed with clear ep. The ornaments are popped up on foam squares, and I added some punched ferns around the sentiment. I put silver brads in the corners and used Moss satin ribbon to hang my ornaments. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The colors I used are Baja Breeze and Real Red cardstock, and Stampin' Up Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. I added a zigzag stitch around the DSP panel and I used my Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder to emboss the red strip down the middle. I popped the image panel up on foam squares and added Stickles to the snowflakes and also to the punched snowflakes (I can't seem to get away from those punched snowflakes this week!) The stamp I used is a Penny Black stamp. Isn't he cute! I put brads in all the corners and it was complete! Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The challenge is to make anything but a card, or ABC challenge : ) I chose to make this cute box in a bag. You can find the instructions for this here:
For my paper I used Scenic Route Sonoma DP, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip. I followed the instructions for the bag, stamped my ornament image with VersaMark and embossed with copper embossing powder. I colored the image in with sponge daubers using my Kiwi Kiss ink pad, colored the stripes in with my Real Red marker, stamped the Merry Christmas with Chocolate Chip and cut it out. I raised it up with foam squares onto my squares that I cut with my Nestabilities. The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and I put a Kaiser green rhinestone in the middle of each one. I used polka dot red sheer ribbon to tie the tabs together, and Offray red ribbon for the bow on the ornament. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Every year we host Thanksgiving. I always enjoy decorating the table, and thought I would make some pretty place cards.
I used Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Old Olive cardstock for my colors. I stamped the pumpkin image which is from a retired Stampin Up set called Harvest Hello that I found on Ebay : ) I colored the image in with Copic markers, and cut it out. I punched a 1 1/4 inch circle out of Very Vanilla and distressed it with some brown ink. I punched the scalloped circle with the SU Scallop Circle punch and used a little 1/16" Circle Punch to punch little holes all the way around. I adhered the circle to the scalloped circle, and then popped the pumpkins up using foam squares. I printed out everyone's names on the computer using Edwardian Script font and cut them out. The Chocolate Chip panel is dry embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I added brads to the 2 corners, and a spiral clip to the top left corner with some ribbon. The base is the Pumpkin Pie. I hope you like them, and thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Welcome! This is my first official day as a blogger! I have gotten very hooked on stamping and paper crafting, and people are always asking how I made this or that, so now I can post the details on here! I'm starting my blog off with some items that I made for my friend's baby shower. Shown here are the invitation, a table decoration, and the favors. All of the items were made with Green Tea Designer Series Paper (DSP) from Stampin' Up. The cardstock is Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, and Certainly Celery from Stampin' Up as well. The image is from the She's All That set also from SU. I stamped the image with Baja Breeze ink onto the Baja Breeze cardstock. The ovals were cut out with Oval Nestabilities. The paint can was simply wrapped with the paper and ribbon, and I used the image, flowers, and sentiment to cover the seams. The flowers were made with a flower punch, and pearls were added to the center. The large flowers were cut with my Cricut machine and I added a punched flower and button to the center. The nugget candy was wrapped with paper (1 inch x 3 inches) and a punched flower was glued to the top. The little bag was a template I got from Splitcoast Stampers called Leigh's Totally Totes. Thanks for looking and I hope you stop by again!