Friday, November 19, 2010

Family/Believe Frame
You could even put your last name if it fit, probably no more than 6 or 7 letters. This is a class I am offering this month on Sunday, November 29th and Tuesday evening, November 30th. The class includes all supplies, even including the frame. Reservations are required so contact me today to reserve your spot.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red classic inks, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Basic Black and Riding Hood Red card stock. Chipboard (I used what came with my dsp), Love Letter Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot Die cutting machine, Serif Essentials Alphabet dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, Real Red and Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Black 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine, Riding Hood Red and Basic Black classic reinkers (to die twine), Regals designer buttons (Cherry Cobbler), Frame (not Stampin' Up!)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Delightful Decorations Christmas card using the Movers and Shapers Holiday Windows

 This will be the third project at this months stamp camp, but we will be stamping the ornaments with craft ink and embossing them. It is a fun card using the Movers and Shapers die and the Holiday Windows Set that coordinates with our ornament stamps and punch. The Movers and Shapers cuts just slightly larger than the punch, so when my ornaments are popped up on the inside of the card, they can come through the cuts in the front of the card and still be popped. Using this die makes cards that are creative, fun, fast and easy cards. You could make this card in multiples and not use up all your shopping time. It is time to start making your Christmas cards so contact me today or click on the shop now button to order your supplies.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, All Holidays and Scenic Season
Ink: VersaMark, Real Red classic, White craft
Paper: Real Red and Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Extended cutting pads, Mover and Shapers Curly Label die, Holiday Windows magnetic die set, Ornament punch, Clear embossing powder, White embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Embossing buddy, Heat tool, powder pals

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tags til Christmas and Winter Post gift tags
Packaged in the cello bag with an embossed Top Note topper, you can use this tags on your Christmas gifts
give them as a gift. The tags that do not have the "to & from" on the front, have it on the back. This bag with
seven tags is one of the projects for Novembers stamp camp. I will post one of the cards tomorrow and you can view the other card here.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tags til Christmas and Winter Post
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue classic ink pads, Whisper White craft pad,  Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers and VersaMarker
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note die, Basic Pearls, Mini glue dots, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Gold * Silver embossing powders, gold and silver cord (retired), cello bag.
Punches: 1 1/16" circle (handheld punch), Scallop Trim corner and border, Scallop Square, Large and Extra large tags, 1 3/4" circle, ornament, 1 1/4" square and Decorative Label punch.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You can create

Amazing Cards,
Beautiful packaging, and
Cherished gifts this holiday season!

From October 19 - December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products - perfect for creating cards, gift packaging and gifts - and all at 20% off!

Visit my Stampin' Up! website for additonal details

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Perfect Punches Joy Christmas Card
Don't you just love the Textured Impressions embossing folders? They can take a simple card from boring to WOW, with very little effort. That is why I especially love to use them when I am making multibles of the same card. this is a very fast card (and could be even faster, if I had note done the dots inbetween the sentiment and red scallop in green). Anyway, this is the fifth and finale card for the Christmas Card stamp camp this month. You will be amazed how easy and fast this card really goes together. The shimmer paint on the red embossed panel really adds extra wow to the card. I love our White organza ribbon, but my favorite is our 1/8" taffeta and on this card I used both. (I am doing a happy dance right now, wish you were here!) Did you notice the large green scallop, Yes, we now have a 2 3/8" scallop circle punch to go along with our 1 3/4" scallop circle. (happy dancing, again!). If you haven't see the latest catalog, you need to click on my shop now button and go to pages 200 - 203 (of the Idea Book and Catalog) and check out our fabulous line of punches. You might want to check out the Holiday mini catalog. Many of the items used for this months stamp camp came from that catalog. If you find that there is just too many thinks you want, no worries! Just jump over to the promotions page and check out our Free craft tote promotion, but hurry that promotion ends tomorrow, or contact me and we will set up a workshop with you and your friends, so you can earn your wish list. My last two hostesses earned 3 Hostess stamp sets and $60.00 of their choice of merchandise from our catalogs. It is so easy, and I will help you, so contact me today.

Now for your stampin' supplies for this card

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted:
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Real Red and Garden Green craft ink
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: 1 3/4" and 2 3/8" scallop circle punches, 1 3/8" circle punch, Big Shot die cutting machine, Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions embossing folder, Embossing Buddy, Clear embossing powder, Powder Pal, Heat Tool, Whisper White Organza ribbon, 1/8" Real Red taffeta ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Glue stick, Alcohol (not Stampin' up!), Spritzer bottle (you can use your empty Stampin' Mist bottle if you don't have one)
A Cute Christmas Snowman with bleaching technique
This card (minus the sentiment and with the snowman stamped on white card stock) was one of my Regional swaps. They made this card on stage (minus the Shimmer paint, and I don't remember if they had a sentiment on it or not) The main different between my swap and this (and the demonstrated) card is that the snowman is stamped with StazOn ink on Baja Blue card stock. The the snowman and snow mounds are colored using the Aqua painter with bleach instead of water inside. The bleach removes the color from the paper. I bleached the snowman's hat and scarf also, and then colored with my Stampin' Write markers.
You cannot tell on my scan, but I did spray Frost White Shimmer paint (mixed with alcohol in a spritz bottle) all over the White panel after embossing, but prior to adding sentiment or snowman.

I just thought of another idea, I will try it later and post the results.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: A Cute Christmas and Bright Christmas
Ink: Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and Basic BlackStampin' Write markers
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Baja Blue
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions embossing folder, Circles Original Die, Aqua Painter, Frost White Shimmer Paint, bleach and alcohol (not Stampin' Up!)
Merry Crittermasn Sledding bunny card
This card is also part of my October Christmas Card stamp camp. It is really not as hard or time consumming as you would think. I traced my snowmounds on a piece of scrap paper and cut them out, then using them as masks, I sponged the top of the mound with Baja Blue classic ink. I also sponged the sky. Make sure that you stamp and mask your sledding bunny before you do any thing else, or you might have a bunny with a blue face, (ask me how I know.) I stamped the sentiment at the end and was quite pleased that it fit my hill so well. It looks like I planned it that way, but really luck on my side. I suggest that you stamp your sentiment on your scrap and then trace your mound. I would love to take credit for this card, but I actually cased it from Stephanie Lamontagne, another Stampin' up demonstrator. I added the sentiment, changed the colors and left off the bow. Thank you Stephanie for the cute card and inspiration.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Merry Crittermas and Bright Christmas
Ink: Baja Blue and Black StazOn
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Blue and Whisper White
Accessories: SU Watercolor pencils, Aqua painter, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Stampin' Sponges.
Mr. Snowman found his Top Hat

I posted this card on Facebook and this blog Friday and my daughter sent me a message saying he needed a hat. With just a few cuts scraps and the paper trimmer a top hat was formed. All details are listed on previous post. This is one of the five cards in this months Christmas stamp camp.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Snowman with Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric scarf

I know those that attend my October stamp camp will have as much fun as I did making this cute card featuring our new designer fabric. The fact that we have designer paper to match our fabric makes it twice as fun as you can see by this card. Just click on my calendar for the dates on this camp.
I received a card as a swap from Susan Roades in Ohio that I got my inspiration from. Susan made a snowman and make a fabric scarf. I changed the fabric, added the Top Note die and sponging, put my matching designer paper at the bottom (instead of the side) of the card and made my eyes and buttons back. Thank you Susan for you great swap and inspiration.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: none (I know, how that can be so!)
Ink: Baja Blue and Garden Green (sponging)
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Baja Blue, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card stock. Candy Cane designer series paper.
Accessories: Candy Cane designer fabric, 1 3/4" circle and 1 3/8" circle punches, Owl punch (for eyes and buttons), big Shot die cutting machine, Top Note (Stampin' Up! exclusive) die, Mini Glue dots, Multi purpose liquid glue

Thanks for looking
Tags til Christmas with Peaceful Season and Seasonal Sentiments on the inside

I had the dec 25 portion that I stamped yesterday once in Cherry Cobbler and once in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake, then today I was going to figure out what I was going to do with it. But when I got home today my Stampin' Success (a monthly magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators) had come in the mail and this card was in it. So I quickly re-stamped on Very Vanilla Card stock and made this card. The inside is my own creations. This is a fun fast card and a part of my Christmas stamp camps this month.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tags til Christmas, Seasonal Sentiments and Peaceful Season
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Classic
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla 8 1/2x11 card stock, Chocolate Chip 12x12 textured card stock
Accessories: Decorator Label punch, Chantilly 1/2" crochet trim, Big Shot die cutting machine, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'
I hope to see you at the Christmas Cards stamp camp. Remember, reservations are required.

Friday, October 15, 2010

French Foliage Reverse masking technique
Are you getting sick of French Foliage???? Did I tell you that I love this stamp set???

I just had to post this last card with French Foliage, that was featured at my last workshop, before I move on to Christmas cards, yes I said Christmas cards. Christmas cards will the be focus of my October stamp camps. I will be getting up samples soon. October stamp camp dates are on my web site, just click on my calendar in the right side margin. I hope to see you there.

Anyway, back to the card. I cased this card from a card I saw by Lynn Pratt. I changed the colors, made the card shabby, left off the button, adding a stamped image in its place. I also stamped the background with the Woodgrain stamp. This the the reverse masking technique that I featured awhile back on this card.  Instructions for the technique are on the previous post that you can view by clicking on the blue word "card" above.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: French Foliage and Woodgrain background
Ink: Early Espresso and Old Olive
Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Distresser from cutter kit, 3/4" circle punch, Stampin' sponges

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peaceful Season with no sew ruffled ribbon

I originally planned on using this card for this months stamp camp, but decided to have five cards instead of four. I also wanted cards that are not quite as time consuming as this card, so it would be more feasible to make them in quantity.
I have quite a few cards to post. I still have to post my Regional swap cards, and I have some cards that I received as swaps that I have permission to post here, so keep checking back.

Now back to this card. I have been wanting to do the ruffled ribbon technique and just haven't had the time. I need to work on making my ribbon straighter, but wanted to get this card done and posted.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Peaceful Season and Many Merry Messages (inside)
Ink: VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and very Vanilla
Accessories: Gold embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat tool, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Mini glue dot, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" ribbon seam binding, 3/4" circle punch, Ovals Sizzix Original Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impression embossing folder, Big Shot Die cutting machine.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel
This is probably my favorite wheel. I guess I just like fall. We get a reprieve from the hot summer, but we don't have to wear a coat yet. Spring and Fall are hands down the best weather there is.

This is a quick and fun card. Normally you just wheel and do not pay attention to where the wheel starts or ends on your card, but since I wanted to highlight the two leaves shown with a ribbon on the left, I did need to turn my wheel to the position I wanted before I wheel it on my card. I then cleaned my wheel, inked it with pumpkin and on a scrap of Vanilla card stock wheeled enough to get my leaf. I repeated this step with the Olive, and cut out the two leafs.

Stampin' Up! sells empty cartridges so you can make a cartridge any color you want with a reinker, but if you are just going to wheel the distance of a card, you can ink up your wheel with a ink pad. You just cannot wheel more than 7 inches or you will run into the part of the wheel you already wheeled and run out of ink. With a cartridge you can wheel almost forever. I love to wheel on bags and tissue also.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bright Blessings jumbo wheel and Woodgrain background stamp
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Jumbo wheel handle and Pumpkin Pie 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon

Happy fall stampin'
French Foliage, Baby Wipe technique to make multi colored ink pad

This is a card that I used as a make and take at a recent workshop. To make the leaves I make my own multi colored ink pad by using a Baby Wipe, the top of my stamp case and classic reinkers. To to this technique simply place a baby wipe on a foam or plastic plate. Add drops on reinker to the baby wipe until you have an area as big as the stamp you are using. Then ink your stamp up using the Baby Wipe the same way you would use an ink pad. It's that easy! As you can see the results can be quite stunning. Also you get a different look each time. See the difference in each card. The front of the first card and the big leaf on the inside (second picture)where made one day, the smaller leaf and the leaf on in the third picture were made a different day. The first picture is the front of my card. The second picture is the inside. The third is the inside my customers came up with. Being true scrapbookers that could not waste the piece of designer paper that they tore off for the front, so they added it to the inside of their card. I love it when I am at a workshop and a customer comes up with a great idea like this.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted:

Stamps: French Foliage. Heard from the Heart and On Your Birthday (on the inside of the card, in the third picture)
Ink: Basic Black and More Mustard classic ink pads, More Mustard, Old Olive Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze classic reinkers
Paper: Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock. Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges and Baby Wipes (not S.U.)

Fall Birthday Leaves featuring French Foliage stamp set
I am sorry it has been so long since my last post. My last two weeks have been very hectic. I will post several fall cards today to make up for my absence. I appreciate your patience with me. I am starting with this French Foliage card (my favorite stamp set this fall, I especially love the stamp that makes the water spot mark- it is too cool. When I took this card into the local scrapbook store, the owner wanted to know how I did the water spot technique. I told her with a stamp, that she could only get from Stampin' Up!)

Anyway, I have two versions here. The top version is done with Stampin' Up! Watercolor paper in place of the Very Vanilla card stock. I spritzed the watercolor paper fairly heavy prior to the stamping (You can wait until dry and then stamp the sentiment, or stamp the sentiment first, using StazOn. I stamped mine after dry, because I wanted the sentiment in Early Espresso, not black). I case this card from Ilina creations, you can see her card here.

The second card is without water, using the same stamps in the same pattern. I love both versions. Which one do you prefer?

All supplies are Stampin'  Up!
Stamps: French Foliage, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla (or Watercolor paper), Cajun Craze and Early Espresso card stock, Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper

Thanks for looking.
Happy Stampin'

Note: if you received this card as a swap at the Fall Regional it may have the following changes. I ran out of the olive designer paper in the Autumn Spice dsp pack and replace it with Old Olive from the Brights Designer series Paper Patterns stack. When I ran out of the Mustard designer paper I replaced it with another piece of paper from the Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper pack. All swaps were done on Very Vanilla.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

And the winner is.........

Congratulations to Susan Bishop. She is the lucky winner of a FREE stamp set. All Susan had to do to win her FREE stamp set, is open up the September newsletter. I will be repeating this contest again next month, so be sure to read your newsletter, if you are not receiving my newsletter, sign up today buy simply clicking on my calendar. That will take you to my Stampin' Up! web site. Look at the top right hand side, just under my name and you will see "request my newsletter", and simply click on that, fill out the information and click submit. It's that easy! You then will receive my monthly newsletter with information about my upcomming classes, any specials going on that month, project ideas, and more.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fang-tastic Vampire Blood - Hand Sanitizer box

Here is my fifth and final hand sanitizer box. The little vampire in Fang-tastic was perfect for the bottle of Vampire Blood. I also used the new Bat punch on the inside with embossing powder on him to make him shiny. (I was to impatient to wait for my Crystal Lacquer to dry). I used the Aqua Painter, and by squeezing the lid on my classic ink pad, I was able to use the ink in the lid to water color my Vampire and little bats. I hope you enjoyed my little collection on hand sanitizers as much as I enjoyed making them.  I will be making some fall projects later this week and will get them posted as soon as I can. Until then, happy stampin'.

All supplies Stamin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Fang-tastic
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, Neutrals (black) Designer Series Paper collection
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive classic plus Basic Black Craft
Accessories: Corner Rounder, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval and Bat punches. Aqua Painter, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Basic Black embossing powder, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals
Spider Web Textured Impressions folder - hand sanitizer
This hand sanitizer box is interactive. The little spider on the front is attached to hemp twine (dyed black) so it dangles. I think the textured web on the front and the web wheel on the inside go together and make this little box really cool. The Raven lace also adds a lot to the theme of the box. The sentiment in the House of Haunts was also perfect for this project because of the little spiders included. This is one of my favorites.
At my September stamp camps you get to choose which one of the five hand sanitizer boxes you want to make. The bottle of hand sanitizer is included. This is a perfect gift for your little goblins, especially if you do not want to give out candy. (What!, No candy, tell me it's not true!) Sorry, I guess you can tell that I am a candy (sugar) lover. Yes, you can keep your chocolate, just give me gummies, licorice, or any other sugary treat and I am a happy stamper. Well enough about me, here is what you need to make this fun little box.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: House of Haunt, Batty For You, Web standard Stampin' Around wheel
Ink: Basic Black craft
Paper: Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot die cut machine, Spider Web Embossing folder, Raven lace, Basic Black embossing powder, Hemp twine, Mini glue dots, Tombo Multipurpose liquid glue, 1 3/4" x 7/8" oval punch, standard Stampin' Around handle, Corner rounder punch, Googlie eyes (not SU) and hand sanitizer (not SU)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fang-tastic witch with Candy Corn hand sanitizer

When I saw the stamp in Fang-tastic that said "Witch way is the candy?" I knew I just had to make a Candy Corn hand sanitizer box with the little witch on it. I really love the Wicked Fun Designer Series paper (on the inside), the black polka dots are fuzzy.

I am having a lot of fun with these little hand sanitizers. Thank goodness there is only five of them, or I just might spend the rest on my life working on them. (just kidding!) Actually, these are perfect little Halloween treats for me, because I have three grand kids in California, and I am in South Carolina. Since chocolate doesn't mail very well, these will be the perfect little treats to send them (with money for chocolate, of course!) I only have one more box to post tonight. Tomorrow I will make and post the final box. I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Fang-tastic
Ink: Basic Black craft, Classic inks: Wild Wasabi and Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Cajun Craze, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock. Wicked Fun Designer Series paper and Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack (Basic Black)
Accessories: Punches: Modern Label, 1 3/4" x 7/8" large oval, Corner Rounder and Word Window; Aqua painter, 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta ribbon, Sticky strip, Distressing tool from the Cutter Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, hand sanitizer (not Stampin' Up!)
Dark and Dreary with Zombie Squad hand sanitizer

Here is another hand sanitizer holder. This one is called Zombie Squad so I decided to use the Dark and Dreary make is kinda dark and dreary looking using just Basic Black and Basic Gray.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Dark and Dreary, Fang-tastic (sentiment) and Frightful Fence Jumbo Stampin' Around wheel
Ink: Basic Black craft (or you could use VersaMark)
Paper: Basic Black and Basic Gray
Accessories: Punches: Modern Label, 2" x 1 3/8" Oval, Scallop Trim Border and Corner Rounder; Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Sticky Strip, Black embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Jumbo wheel handle, hand sanitizer (not Stampin' Up!)
Spiderman Spider Treats - Mini Lunch Sacks
Isn't this awesome. I saw a Spiderman card and favor box that Tami White did, and just had to make a Spiderman on the Mini Lunch Sacks for those that come to the September Stamp camp and do not want Halloween projects. So you will get your choice of the Vampire, Witch or Spiderman for your treat sack. Spiderman is made with our new Spider Web Textured Impressions Folder and the Scallop Oval Frame Die. This is so fun and easy to make and I think the Web standard wheel added a great touch to the bag. I opted to leave off the lace trim that I put on the Vampire and Witch bag. I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to write "Spider Treats" on the Whisper White cardstock punched out with the Modern Label Punch.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic Black classic ink, Basic Black standard cartridge and Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot die cut machine, Spider Web Textured Impressions Folder (Holiday Mini), Scallop Oval Frame Die, Large 1 3/4" x 7/8" oval punch, Extra Large 2" x 1 3/8" oval punch, Web standard wheel, Standard handle, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Sponges and Mini Lunch Sacks (Holiday Mini)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dark and Dreary Halloween with bling

I quess you could say I got carried away with the glitter on this card, but I think it looks pretty cool. My grandson said it looked cool, so it must be cool!

I really like the Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the spider web. We have spiders here in South Carolina that webs sparkle (maybe not quite as much as mine, but they do sparkle). I used sticky strip on all around a piece of cardstock cut 1/2" bigger than my happy halloween element and added Black Chunky Essentials Stampin' Glitter. I wheeled the Midnight Musings jumbo wheel in VersaMark, then used Heat and Stick powder to attach my Chocolate Fine Supernova Stampin' glitter (It look more like copper, than chocolate on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock). I embossed both the happy halloween and the spider elements. I used the Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the body of the spider and added the Black Chucky Essentials Stmapin' Glitter. I used my brayer and classic ink refills to add the color to the happy halloween element.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Dark and Dreary and Midnight Musings Jumbo wheel (both in the Holiday Mini catalog)
Ink: VersaMark and Basic Black 
Classic reinkers:  More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Basic Black
Accessories: Jumbo wheel handle, Black Stampin Emboss powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat tool, Heat and stick powder, Chunky Essentials Stampin' Glitter (black), Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter (chocolate), Brayer, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Raven 1/2" Lace Trim (Holiday Mini)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Halloween Hand Sanitizer, Batty for You
Is this not just too, too cute. I got the idea from Erica at Pink Buckaroo Designs. The hand sanitizer is from Bed, Bath and Beyond. It comes with the Halloween design. I modified the box slightly, and changed the way I decorated them. This is the first of five.

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted

Stamps: Batty for You and Grateful Greetings
Ink: Basic Black and VersaMark
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Brights Designer Paper-Paper stack (Pumpkin Pie) and Basic Black Waffle Paper (Holiday Mini)
Accessories: 1/8" Pumpkin Pie taffeta ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Bitty Bat Large and Corner Rounder punches, Stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' sponges, Distressing tool from the Cutter Kit, Sticky Strip, Google eyes (not Stampin' Up!)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Amber My Digital Studio - Gray version

I really like the layout, but wasn't real crazy about the bright melon color, so here it is in gray. What do you think?

Since this is a digital scrapbook page, changing colors was no problem!

Amber's Prom Scrapbook layout, first page - My Digital Studio

This is the first page of a two page layout I did for my granddaughters prom photos using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Program. This program is so fun and easy to use, for more information on the program click here. There even is a short video you can watch.

To make this page, I started with Melon Mambo cardstock. I added the flourish from the Baroque Motif stamp set, I enlarged, changed to Pink Passion and set the opacity at 50% (to soften the swirls). Then I simply had to copy and paste five additonal flourishes on the page. (Note: change size, color and opacity before you copy, so you only have to do it once). I then brought in my focal picture and gave it a black mat. On  top of the mat I added a stamp from the Frames with a Flourish. After I resized it I copy, pasted, fliped and put the second stamp at the bottom of the picture. (One of the really cool things about My Digital Studio is the fact that you can resize the stamps, making them bigger or smaller, to fit the project you are working on. Is that not just too awesome?). I then pull in the square frame stamp, from the same stamp set. I enlarged it slightly and copied and pasted to get my second frame. To get my picture the exact size to fit in the frame, I simply added a photo box, made it fit in the frame, then all I had to do is drag and double click to put my picture in the photo box. Once that is done, you can click on the photo and move the photo box around the picture to get the part of the picture you want. I repeated the same steps for the second photo.  The last step was the title. You can use the alphabet stamps in My Digital Studio or your computer fonts. I chose to use the computer font French Script, made it bold and sized it to 144. The date on the second page is also bold and sized to 72.

That is it, quick and easy. I love that in the My Digital Studio program, I can change the paper, stamps, ribbon, or whatever ever I want, with just a click of the mouse, and I haven't wasted any supplies. How cool is that? Once your page is completed, you can print it yourself, take it to be printed, or you can have it printed throught Stampin' Up! If you use our printed the color is guaranteed. So, you can make the page Hybrid, and know that your embellishements will match perfectly every time!!!

Get your copy of My Digital Studio today, and get scrappin'
Amber's Prom Scrapbook, page 2- My Digiital Studio

Here is the companion page to my granddaughters prom scrapbook layout. for details, see first page.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sense of Time Birthday card for my husband
This is the card I made my hubbie for his birthday. I love cards that are black and white, don't you? I especially love to stamp an image in versamark or craft ink and emboss it with clear embossing powder on a black card. The results are quite stunning. This card, althought not a 5 minute card, is not to labor intensive, and can be made in less than 10 minutes.

I just love the script stamp that comes with the new French Foliage stamp set (available September 1, 2010). It is stamped behind the ribbon. I wasn't sure if I could fit the 1 1/4" stripped ribbon and the clock on the card, but it worked. I also added metal clock hands (not Stampin' Up!) on the clock, just for fun. I think he will like it. It is Jonathan (my grandson) approved, so it must be OK.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted:
Stamps: Sense of Time, Medallion and French Foliage
Ink: Black Classic and craft, Basic Gray classic
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Black 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, Clear embossing powder. Mini glue dots, Stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges. Clock hands (not Stampin' Up!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simply Adorned - Inspired by Nature and Charming

This is the flip side of the large charm (the birds and birdcage). I decided that I wanted to see how Dazzling Diamonds glitter looked in the Simply Adorned charms. I think it looks fabulous, don't you? With this large charm you can use just about all your favorite stamps. This charm has the two smaller flowers on the Inspired by Nature stamp, (my favorite stamp that is 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"!) I am having a lot of fun making these charms. I simply went into my closet to see what colors went with my clothes, then picked my stamps and now I have exclusive, one of a kind jewelry. Click on the shop now button to order your Simply Adorned charms.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature and Charming
Stampin' Write Markers: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede and Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: 2 way glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Aviary, French Foliage and Occasional Quotes Simply Adorned

Here is another Simply Adorned. This is the largest charm measuring 1 1/2" x 2". You can see the beveled grass good in this picture. I just love this new Aviary set. It comes with lots of bird cages a birds, and even a owl. The Love comes from a hostess set "Occasional Quotes. I just used my marker to ink only the word love. I have two rhinestone jewels on the bird cage. At convention I saw a charm with the Aviary set and knew I had to make one.
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Aviary, French Foliage and Occasional Quotes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point and Basic Gray classic, Basic Black craft,
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Rhinestone jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Adorned charm

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Simply Adorned - Tiny Tags and French Foliage (sneak peek)

Tomorrow at my down line meeting I want my group to make inserts for the Simply Adorned Charms. Today I made these two as samples. I wanted something simple, in black and white so I used the french script stamp that is in the French Foliage stamp set (available Sept 1, 2010 in the Holiday Mini Catalog) and the floral from Tiny Tags. I also added one of our Rhinestone jewels. Did you know that you can use the small jewels and the 2 smallest of our pearls in the Simply Adorned? This insert is in the back of the 1 1/4" x 1" charm. the front is beveled, the back is not.

Just in case you are not familiar with the Simply Adorned. This is our line of jewelry. They are charms, so you can buy one, or one of each size, and make as many inserts as you want. By making different inserts, you can have a different necklace (or bracelet) for every day of the week. Isn't that just to cool???

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tiny Tags and French Foliage
Ink: Basic Gray classic and Basic Black craft
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Clear embossing powder. Rhinestone jewel, Simply Adorned charm

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Holiday Mini sneak peek - French Foliage stamp set
This stamp set is in our new Holiday Mini Catalog and will be available for purchase on September 1, 2010. Fall cards are so fun to make, I love putting multiple colors of ink on one stamp, and fall leaves are perfect for  that technique. To get your copy of the Holiday mini catalog, call or e-mail me.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: French Foliage and Grateful Greetings
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Stampin Write Markers, Pear Pizzazz stitched poly ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini glue dots, Stampin' Sponges, Distressing tool from the Cutter Kit

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fang-tastic Treat Sacks, with new Waffle paper!
Look what I got today. This is a sneak peek of some of the products that will be in the new Holiday Mini Catalog. This products will be available for purchase on September 1, 2010. I just love these Mini lunch sacks (they come already scalloped), and check out the Waffle paper (it looks like leather, but I embossed mine with the new Spider Web  Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The cute little vampire and witch are from the Fang-tastic stamp set. I also used the new Raven 1/2" lace trim. My inspiration for this project came from a card in the new mini catalog. They used the purple panel with the embossed waffle paper and the Raven lace on the side. I decided to use the panel on a treat sack instead of a card.

We will do this project at stamp camp, but you have to wait until September. I know, I know, but you will survive, I promise. And, wait until you see the other Halloween and Christmas products in the mini. Keep watching my blog, I will be posting a few more sneak peeks. Until then, happy stampin'

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fang-tastic, Decor Stampin' Around standard wheel and handle
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, new Waffle paper
Inks: Basic Black and Black standard Stampin' Around cartridge
Accessories: Mini lunch sacks, Spider Web Textured Impressions embossing folder, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Pastels, Stampin' Sponges, 1/2" Raven lace trim, Mini glue dots

Monday, August 9, 2010

First, Second and Third Generation Watercolor Trio
Since this stamp set is called "Watercolor Trio" I though it should be stamped not just second generation, but third generation. (Second generation is the flowers on the right of the card, stamped without re inking. Third generation, on the inside of the card, was stamped again without re inking). This card is part of my August stamp camp. I cased this card. The Watercolor Trio stamp set is in the summer mini catalog, so it will only be available until August 31st. You can order yours by contacting me or clicking on the "shop now" button.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Stampin' Write Markers: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" satin ribbon, Big Shot Die cutting machine, Finial Press Textured Impression Folder.

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sentimental Journey On Board Briefcase
This is one of the August stamp camp projects. It is made using two pages from the Briefcase On Board Book. (So, you can get four projects out of one set). Shelli featured these on her blog back in June. I added four card stock inserts with a tab (to add photos, I have pictured both the front and back sides). I stamped the images on the tags on a separate piece of paper and glued down just the outer edge, so the photo can be slipped under the stamped image, with the exception of the words, which are either at the top or bottom of the photo card, so the photo can be placed above or below the stamped word. Four Crumb Cake medium envelopes are on the inside. It does not open like a book, but like an accordion. The tabs help you pull the photo cards out. The journey banner on the tag is attached with mini glue dots, so that the center bows out. I sponged Crumb Cake on the front to tone down the white swirls. The stamp set, designer paper and briefcase are all products out of the Summer Mini catalog and available only until August 31, 2010. You can order them on line, by clicking on my Shop Now button on the left.
All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Sentimental Journey
Ink: Crumb Cake and Night of Navy
Paper: Crumb Cake and Saraha Sand card stock, Travel Journal Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Briefcase On Board Book, Natural hemp twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Sponges, Round Tab punch, Acrylic paint (non Stampin' Up!) to paint the handles and sides of the briefcase.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Upsy Daisy - Direct to rubber technique

See what you can do with a rubber stamp and markers!
I colored directly on the stamp with my Stampin' Write Markers. (You want to make sure your markers are water based-not permanent) First I colored the entire flower using Pretty in Pink, then just on the tips of the flowers I used Melon Mambo. The stems are Olive Green. The sentiment was also stamped in Olive Green. This was a case of a card on Stampin' Connection. I changed the colors, casing only the layout.

I wanted to post this card even though it is not part of the August stamp camp. I still need to make the final project for camp. I will hopefully get it made and posted tomorrow or Saturday.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Olive Green Stampin' Write markers
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
Accessories Olive Green 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elegant Eggplant Awash with Flowers
This is another stamp camp project. for August. This is one of those cards that just sorta happened. I always say there are not mistakes, only plan B's. This is one of those plan B cards. I think it turned out just as nice as my original plan. I was going to have all the stems come together and put a bow around them, but my inky finger made a big eggplant mark on the bottom portion of my card, I had to figure out some way to hide it. (I wanted an eggplant ribbon and didn't have any, so I dyed some, but was to impatient to wait for it to dry and got my fingers inky). Anyway, as you can see, my plan B is a panel of Eggplant with a scalloped edge on the top. Guess what? Now I don't need eggplant ribbon, I need white. Oh well, I have pretty Eggplant ribbon to use on another day. Maybe I will try to make the original version, now that my ribbon has been dried for days.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Awash with Flowers
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, More Mustard and So Saffron (all stamped off once), Basic Gray
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery and Whisper White
Accessories: White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Stampin' dimensionals, (Stamp Positioner-optional-I just like to eyeball it.)