Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Today I used Friendship Blooms, one of the FREE sets you can receive from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration! And for the first time, I used one of SU's new Rub Ons (the sentiment), and it was SO EASY!! Love that!
This beautiful designer paper is in the new Occasions Mini Catalog that will be available for ordering on March 1st! It is absolutely gorgeous! I can see myself needing more of this! lol! The large flower was stamped on SU's cardstock vellum which is such a wonderful weight, then from the back I used the Empressor to dry emboss part of it. I used a smaller stylus to make the dots around the edge of the circle then layered this piece over a circle of Groovy Guava. The "Follow your Heart" sentiment is a rub-on and SO easy!! A flower and pearl from the Pretties Kit embellish the flower and two addition pearls finish it off. Hope you enjoy!
Sets: Friendship Blooms (SAB free)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Cardstock Vellum
Paper: Afternoon Tea Designer Paper (available March 1-May 31, 2008)
Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic
Accessories: Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons, Pretties Kit, Ticket Corner Punch, Wild Wasabi Stitched grosgrain ribbon, Empressor and smaller stylus (not SU), Mini Glue Dots, Coluzzle Kit to cut circles.
Join in the fun by making a card yourself and post a comment (which includes a link to your blog, website or online photo album) either to this post or on Technostamper's website so we can all see what you made!
Thanks for dropping by! Happy Monday!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I wanted to keep it simple but have some fun so came up with the color scheme of Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery and Purely Pomegranate, used only the one set and wheel and SEVERAL punches (some of my favorite toys, um, tools! lol!) I added the paper piercing on the Celery and also some Iridescent Ice embossing powder around the edge of the butterfly for sparkle.
Sets: Priceless, So Swirley jumbo wheel, So Many Scallops (free Sale-A-Bration set)
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Inks: Certainly Celery jumbo cartridge, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Punches: Scallop, 1 3/8", 1 1/4" circles, Key Tag, Large Oval. Purely Pomegranate stitched grosgrain ribbon, 2Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Crafters Tool Kit, VersaMark Pen, Iridescent Ice ep.
Have a good day and stamp some love for someone!
Sale-A-Bration lasts until March 17! Free Stamps with every $50 order!
Monday, February 18, 2008
I used two of the designs from the beautiful Ginger Blossoms Designer Paper over a base of Soft Sky cardstock (8x8" folded to 8x4"). I love the tall design on the paper on the right side but hadn't used it until now; I thought this sketch just called out for it! The colors in the papers are Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava and River Rock. I liked the River Rock with it but it just didn't offer much contrast so I went with the Soft Sky since blue is the complimentary color of orange (coral) and gave it more punch. It is, however, still a soft look.
To make the zig-zag edge, I adhered my two layers together using Dotto temporary adhesive, then using my 3/4" square punch, went down the edge punching half the square on the diagonal. I took them apart and readhesived them leaving a small border of the Soft Sky showing. It was VERY "easy-peasy" and gives quite a different look and use for the square punch. I just love my SU punches--they are so versatile!
Sets: One of a Kind, Be Happy (sentiment)
Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, and Very Vanilla cardstocks; Ginger Blossoms Designer papers
Inks: Cameo Coral, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Really Rust Classic
Accessories: 3/4" square, BoHo Blossoms punches, Dimensionals, Ice Square Rhinestone Brads, Silver mini brads, Soft Sky Stitched Grosgrain ribbon
Here's the sketch for this week (the butterfly is part of Mary Jo's watermark, not part of the sketch).
You can join the sketch challenge too! Just make your card using the sketch as your pattern, upload it on the web somewhere (your blog, Splitcoast (put TSSC5 in the title), Webshots, etc.) then leave a link to your card on either mine or Mary Jo's blog. Or if you don't want to do that, you can still take the challenge and make a card using the sketch as your guide! It's fun, motivating and non-fattening too! : )
Thanks for dropping by! Hope to "see" you again soon!
Monday, February 11, 2008
This week I used one of the papers from the beautiful Bali Breeze Designer Paper pack. I cut the piece to size, cut the triangle and flipped the center over, in effect using both sides of the paper. : ) I had a little trouble photographing my card this morning as it is very gray and overcast here today, and sunlight gives the best color rendering, with my camera anyway.
Sets: A Beautiful Thing
Papers: Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sky Blue cardstock; Bali Breeze Designer Paper.
Inks: Old Olive Classic; Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Soft Subtles Celery brads, Key Tag punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Trimmer, Groovy Guava Stitched Ribbon, Signo White Gel Pen.
Click on the title to go to Technostamper's website to see her card and a list of the other players this week! I am always eager to see what everone else did with the sketch of the week! : )
Have a great Monday, everyone. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
To make this card to welcome a new baby girl, I decided to use the Regal Rose papers from the retired Loves Me Designer Paper package (I'm trying to use some of my stash). I stamped the Sweet One stamp in Regal Rose, punched that out and layered it on a half Regal Rose and half designer paper scallop. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the moon to make it shine! The button is layered on a 1/2" circle punched from white; a sliver of cardstock is threaded through the holes. A tie of white Taffeta Ribbon finishes it off.
Sets: So Many Scallops, Warm Words (sentiment)
Papers: Whisper White, Regal Rose cardstock; Loves Me Designer Paper (retired)
Inks: White Craft, Regal Rose classic
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Scallop Punch, 1/2" circle punch, Ticket Corner Punch, White Embossing Powder, white Taffeta Ribbon.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Today's project is a tall card that will fit in a business letter envelope. I started with a 7 1/2" square of Real Red cardstock then folded it in half which gives me a card of 3 3/4" x 7 1/2". I stamped the white layer with Baroque Motifs twice at a little bit of an angle. I stamped the small additional flowers on the flourish with Real Red CRAFT ink then embossed them with clear e.p. I stamped the large flower on extra cardstock with the same CRAFT ink and embossed it also, cut if out, then mounted it on a scallop circle punched out of Real Red with our scallop punch. I HAD to center this flower with a Red Fire Rhinestone Brad (because I just love the bling they bring) then layer it with Dimensionals on the front.
Sets: Baroque Motifs, Warm Words (sentiment)
Inks: Real Red Classic and Craft
Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Ticket Corner punch, Scallop Punch, large and small Oval Punches, Fire Rhinestone brad, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.
This went together pretty fast once I figured out what I was doing. lol!
Today is our daughter's birthday! Happy Birthday, Robin!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Actually this combination reminds me of the colors used on the textiles from the Provence area of France, as do the tiny designs. Interesting how this set can go from BoHo West to Provence! Cool and so versatile!
Sets: BoHo Backgrounds, Carte Postal (sentiment)
Inks: Real Red, Ballet Blue
Cardstock: Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8", 1/8" circle punches, BoHo Blossoms punch, Word Window punch, ticket corner punch, Red brad from Bold Brights, Ice Rhinestone brad, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, compass to draw semi-circle.
Have a great day and stamp some love for someone!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Here my card using one of my favorite new sets, Always.
Set: Always, Tres Chic, Stitched (both background stamps)
Cardstocks: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock
Accessories: Corner rounder, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 1/2" circle punches, stitched Pomegranate grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Crafter's Tool Kit or Mat Pack, Signo White Gel Pen .
I stamped images from the Always set then punched them out and layered them. The River Rock background is stamped with the Stitched background stamp in River Rock ink which makes for a subtle backdrop for the rest of the card. The Tres Chic stamp is on the Purely Pomegranate cardstock and the words and designs are visible, readable yet still not competing with the focal point, which is the four image circles. Use of the layering circle punches makes this come together quickly. The corner punch is used to make the scalloped edge and the white faux stitching with the white gel pen repeats the stitching in the ribbon.
This was a fun sketch! Thanks, Mary Jo! Check out her blog for a list of links to the other stampers in our sketch group. Can't wait to see what they did with this sketch. Even better, use the sketch to make a card yourself and post it on your blog or Splitcoast gallery and link it to either mine or Mary Jo's blog here! Play along with us every week if you want!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
SC161; WT144: Monochromatic designs challenge
That looks like all my stampin' fun for today. We're going to work on taxes now. ugh. Lol.