Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Asian Artistry - convention 2009 card swap

Don't you just love this card??? This card was also done by my friend Donna, and although we collaborated on the design on both cards, she did all the work. Thank you Donna!
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Asian Artistry (level 2 Hostess set)
Paper: Real Red and Basic Black card stock and So Saffron
Designer Series Paper (I don't know why all of a sudden I want to put So Saffron on everything. Check out this Red and Saffron Asian Artistry project here: http://janetloves2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/this-is-for-convention-swap-i-am-in.html)
Ink: Basic Black Craft
Accessories: Black Stampin' Emboss Powder*, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Snail adhesive (the only thing I use for ribbon) and heat gun.
*Stampin' Up! has the best embossing powder out there, try it and I am sure you will find the results superior to what you have been currently using.
Inspiration for this card came from a card by Sandi Maciver. Thank you Sandi. You can view her card at: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1368597?&cat=17304

Autumn Days - Convention 2009 card swap

I am so blessed! This is a card made by my dear friend Donna Olson. She made 50 of these for me to swap at convention. (I bribed her with a free stamp set). She did an awesome job didn't she.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Autumn Days and Short & Sweet Stamp sets

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa and Taken with Teal card stock.

Ink: Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, Close to Cocoa, Bravo Burgundy and Taken with Teal Stampin' Write Markers.

Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Top Note Stampin' up! exclusive die, Modern Label punch, Large Oval punch, Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

She did not use dimensionals since she tacked the ribbon down only in the back and not on the front, the pheasant is lifted off the card a little bit already.

The inspiration for this card came from Christine Creations. Thank you Christine. You can view her card at: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1381797?&cat=17299

Thanks for looking. Happy Stampin'

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Save 10%


Did you know that if you order from my Stampin' Up! website you save 10%.

Orders placed on the Stampin' Up' website are charged 10% more than the current catalog price. If you ordered the same item at http://www.janetloves2stamp.stampinup.net/ it is priced at the current catalog price.

Remember, place your orders at http://www.janetloves2stamp.stampinup.net/ and SAVE!!!!!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

Saw this today on LateNightStampers and just had to share it with you.

"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be."– Groucho Marx

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Convention Swap - Asian Artistry Booklet, Cover

This is for a Convention Swap I am in. For the swap I made this project and a tutorial. If you are interested in a 4 page tutorial with photos, please email me. Emailed copy $2.00, printed snail mail copy $5.00 [outside of USA may require additional postage]. See additional posts of this project here: http://janetloves2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/asian-artistry-booklet-pages-1-and-2.html
and here: http://janetloves2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/asian-artistry-book-continued.html

Happy Stampin'

Convention Swap - Asian Artistry Booklet, Pg 1&2

Asian Artistry Booklet Pages 1 and 2. Notice the punch out for the pocket for the tag shown below. To view the over click here: http://janetloves2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/this-is-for-convention-swap-i-am-in.html to view the tag click here: http://janetloves2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/asian-artistry-book-continued.html

Convention Swap - Asian Artistry Booklet, tag

Asian Artistry Booklet Tag, goes in pocket between pages 2 and 3. Click here to view the cover: http://janetloves2stamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/this-is-for-convention-swap-i-am-in.html

Good Friend punched teddy bear card

Don't ya just love this little cutie???
All products Stampin' Up!
Ink: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip classic inks, Pixy Pink Classic and Craft
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pixy Pink, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana Cardstock and Tea Party Designer Series Paper
Punches: 1/4", 1/2", 1", 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Large and Wide Oval Punch
Sizzix: Circle Scallop #2 Bigz, Stampin' Up Cherry Blossom and Sweetest Stems Embosslets, Birds and Blooms-Flower Pieces Sizzlit Dies, Stampin' Up Little Leaves Sizzlit Die

Accessories: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black and Close To Cocoa Stampin' Write Markers, White Signo Pen, Stampin' Pastels, Stampin' Sponges, Flower Brads Assortment, Sherbert Designer Buttons, Aqua Painter, Clear Embossing Powder, Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Dimentionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thank you to Andrea Walford for this great idea. Check it out at http://andreawalford.com/

Happy Stampin'

Inside of Teddy Bear Punch Card

To Sponge the Inside of the Card: Cut the Stampin' Up Littlest Leaves Sizzlit Die and Stampin' Up Cherry Blossom Embosslit Dies using your Big Shot Die-Cut machine. Use the remaining paper after punching out the Cherry Blossom as a stencil and sponge color onto card. Use Cherry Blossom cut-out flower as a mask. Die-Cut the Stampin' Up Little Leaves Sizzlit. Remove Die and use the remaining paper to sponge the leaves.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hodgepodge hardward - deal of the week

You don't want to miss out on this special. 200 pieces for only $18.99, normally $29.95. That is a savings of $10.96, less than .10 cents each. Call or email me today to order yours. If you are not in the Charleston/Summerville, SC area, order on line and have sent directly to your home.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stampin' Up Videos

Hello stampers!
Check out the column on the right for links to see videos using the Decor Elements, Decor Stencils, Big Shot die cutting machine, Pop-up Cake die, Pop-up Ball die, and our Window Sheets. This videos are fabulous. I will be posting more projects soon so check back often, and don't forget to look at the post for the Big Shot "Look Here" die. I'm sure your gonna love it, want it, need it---well, you get the point.
Happy Stampin'

Friday, July 17, 2009

Look Here Stampin' Up! exclusive Sizzix Bigz die

Isn't this die "to die for". You can only purchase this from Stampin' Up!, so just click on the picture of the new catalog to order yours today. You can have it shipped directly to your home. If you do not have your own copy of the current Idea book & catalog, you might want to order that also. With your order of the Look here die and catalog, I will send you an gift certificate for $5.00 off your next order. Note: Applebee's gift card not included :(
If you live in the Charleston, Summerville (SC) area, I will be teaching this card on Saturday, August 15, 2009 (morning) and Monday, August 17, 2009 (evening) stamp camps.
Have fun creating this awesome, interactive card.
Stamps: Enjoy every moment, It's your birthday
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, So Saffron Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin' Up! exclusive "Look Here" pop by bigz die, Big Shot, Soft Suede Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label punch, Stampin' Sponges, Build-a-brad, paper piercer, stamp-a-ma-jig
Thank you Stacey!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

How to make small card not slide in a larger envelope

This is the envelope for the Owl Together Now Faux Wood Frame card I just posted. This card is 4x4 yet I used a regular card envelope. Here is how I kept my card from sliding in the envelope. Using a 1" circle punch, punch through both the front and back of your envelope, approximately 1/8" from edge. Cut a piece of cardstock vellum 4" x 1 1/8" Place in envelope and either stamp image or with a pencil make marks for placement of image. Color as desired, I used Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils. Run adhesive on vellum below and above the owl, making sure not to get in the window area or at the very top. Place on sticker release paper. (I used the paper left after I pulled off my stickers and placed on my stamps) Place on release paper and put adhesive on back side also. Open envelope and place all the way down and as close to the side as possible, being careful not to let it stick until you have the correct palcement. Once you have placed properly rub on the front and back of envelope to make sure it is adheared properly. Now when you put in your card it will not slide because the portion of the envelope bigger than the card is glued closed with the vellum, and you get a nice addition to the outside of the envelope, that can be seen from both the front and the back. I am sorry that I cannot remember who I saw this idea from to give credit.

Faux Wood Frame tutorial with Owl Together Now

Create a faux wood look by rubbing ink over your cardstock.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Paper: Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip classic ink pads and White Craft pad, Chocolate Chip marker
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Texture Plates kit #4, Texturz Impression pad, Texturz Silicone Rubber, Ruler, Stampin' sponges, Paper Cutter
Step by Step directions:
1. Apply Creamy Caramel ink starting at the top of Very Vanilla cardstock. Touch the edge of your ink pad to your pager and drag down in one direction. Cover all of the cardstock to create grain.
2. Repeat with Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and finally Whisper White craft ink
3. I usually put my shims on Tab One of the Multipurpose Platform and then add the Texture plate with inked cardstock face down, then I add the Silicone Rubber pad, and then the Texturz Impression pad. Feed this sandwich throught the Big Shot, and you get a beautiful, dimensional texture on top of all your woodgrain.
4. Using your Paper cutter, cut out the center leaving a 1/2" frame. My square was 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" so I place my paper on the cutter at the 2" line. Then using the measurements on the Acrylic blade guide, I cut from 1/2" to 2". I then rotate the paper 1/4 turn and repeat until I have completed all four side. (Note: The black cutting blade has notches on the side so you can place it at 1/2" and know that that is exactly where your cut is going to start.)
5. Using your Stampin' Sponges (I cut my in half, then in thirds, so I get 6 sponges from each sponge.) sponge Chocolate Chip ink over the embossed impression to emphasise. You are now ready to add your frame to your card.
Card supplies : Stamps: Owl Together Now. Paper: Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Flock Together Now Designer Series Paper. Ink: Garden Green Classic ink pad and Chocolate Chip craft. Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Clear embossing powder, Heat gun, Watercolor pencils, aquapainter, crystal effects plus supplies listed above for frame.
This project was inspired by Kim Deasdale and her tutorial at Splitcoast stampers
Thanks for looking

Setting up blog

My wonderful grandson, Jon Jon, is helping me get this set up. He has added the Stampin' Up! idea book and catalog, and Decor Elements catalog and linked both to my web site. He also added a link to my website to learn more about the Sizzix big Kick. I am going to try and load a picture of myself and a wonderful video as a post. We will see how that goes. Thanks for stopping by, and check back often, as I get more blog savey, this will get better. I plan to add alot of card stamples and tutorials.