Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
I didn't really have much trouble, but I will tell you how I did it:
I cut my card stock for my card front.
Then I ran it through the cb (I used plates A/B/*Paper Here*/B), then repeated on each side.
I did however have the edges of my square (embossed image) flatten out a bit, I just took the die and placed it over the embossed image again and squeezed with my hands.
Stamped images, added ribbon, adhere to card base.
Hope that helps!
I needed a quick thank you card for someone at church, and have been wanting to try this technique by Sharon Johnson using the small Cuttlebug dies. You run your card stock through your Cuttlebug 3 times...then stamp. I really like how it turned out! And so very easy! I then used my Papertrey stamps to stamp in the squares and add a greeting. You cannot see in the picture very well, but the snowflakes have glitter on them (love the bling!)
I am looking forward to stamping over the weekend! I have a long weekend with the holiday falling on Tuesday...Love that! Enjoy the weekend, and I'll be back on Monday morning.
supplies used (SU unless noted): Butterfly Kisses/Holiday Treats Stamps (Papertrey); Whisper White/Soft Sky CS; Soft Sky ink; Soft Sky double stitched ribbon; Star Dust Stickles; Cuttlebug small embossing folder
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
I got lots of goodies (including some nestabilities and a new Papertrey set...thanks mom!). I am looking forward to making some cards with my new stuff. Mike got me this (which was on my list, I can't wait to load it up with all my favorite songs). Now that the holidays are over, I am back to my walking schedule, it will be nice with my new ipod (since Ashley moved into her new apartment, I don't have my walking partner anymore).
This was one of the first cards I made with my new Papertrey Spiral Bouquet stamp set, I forgot to post it.
I really love this set! Especially the word stamps, they are so elegant.
Oh well, Ashley and I are off to go shopping today (her gift cards are burning a hole in her pocket, lol!), I hope the stores aren't too busy!
Have a great Wednesday!
Supplies (all SU unless noted): Spiral Bouquet stamp set (Papertrey); Purely Pomegranate/Whisper White/Kraft CS; Purely Pomegranate/White craft ink; Pomegranate ribbon
Monday, December 24, 2007
Have you read the book "Love Languages"? my love language is gifts...I LOVE to give and receive gifts. as I get older, I am really enjoying the giving of gifts! It is so fun to shop for that special something and package it up all pretty and see the expression on the recipients face when the unwrap it! I don't know about you but I am starting to get a little excited for Christmas!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
See ya back here on Wednesday!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Can you believe my nugget tins arrived last week (those things had been on back order for quite some time), When I got home from work and they were on my doorstep, I had to whip some up. I think they make such a nice presentation!
Like I said last week, this year I didn't stamp my Christmas cards...I have been learning Photoshop Elements from Jessica Sprague's classes (which are great, btw!), so I decided to digi scrap our family Christmas card. I was pretty happy with the results, although Mike really wasn't loving his picture (oh well, better luck next year *wink*). I was surprise how fast it came together and then all I did was upload to Shutterfly and I had my cards in about 3 days...Wow! so easy!
Have a Wonderful weekend, and Merry Christmas!
I will see you back here next week with some more stamping projects.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Isn't this the cutest thing? Nicole Heady from Papertrey Ink, had a tutorial last week for these cute purses made from the boxes that her stamp sets are packaged in (they are also for sale on the website). Well, since I have several Papertrey sets, and I kept the boxes (I tend to hoard stuff like that, lol!), I had to give it a try. You just cut the box in half then insert your paper and add the straps. I used the Wintergreen paper from SU! (which I love!), for mine. It would hold cards and envelopes perfectly. I plan to make more of these in the future, what a cute way to package a gift!
Supplies used: Papertrey clear box, SU! Wintergreen DP, SU Vanilla wide grosgrain, SU! Ice Brads
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
this card is totally cased (copy and share everything) from Kristina Werner, I just changed the colors (she is very talented I might add). I just LOVE her cards and her blog!
I really like the layout, and the sparkly ornaments...btw, it looks way better irl.
supplies used (all SU unless noted): Hung up on the Holidays/Holiday Treats (Papertrey); Blush Blossom/Very Vanilla/Close to Cocoa CS; Blush Blossom/Close to Cocoa ink; Vanilla grosgrain wide ribbon; Heat & Stick Powder; Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Have a Super Tuesday!
Supplies used (all SU! unless noted): Merry & Bright/Holiday Treats (Papertrey) stamps; Sage Shadow/Close to Cocoa/ Whisper White CS; Wintergreen DP; Sage Shadow/Close to Cocoa ink; Chocolate wide grosgrain ribbon.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Here is a card a made a while ago. I also made something to go inside my mom's box...but since she reads my blog, I can't post it just yet. I don't want to spoil the surprise. I will post it next week once the package arrives to her.
I ordered the SU! flower punch last month...can I just say "I (heart) Punches!" I used some more of my DP that I ordered last month (this one is Cutie Pie, which I think is my new fav). This card came together pretty fast, but I was stressing about the ribbon...I think it needs the wider ribbon (which I don't have yet...*sad face*), I just used the thinner ribbon and called it a day.
Have a Terrific Thursday!
Supplies (all SU!): On the Spot/Absolutely Fabulous Stamp Sets; Cutie Pie DP; Whisper White/Wild Wasabi/Pumpkin Pie CS; Pumpkin Pie/Purely Pomegranate ink; Flower punch; white grosgrain ribbon
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
My goal for today is to get all my out of town gifts packaged and off to the the UPS store...unfortunately I am still waiting for a few things to arrive in the mail that need to be included in some of the packages, so that may put a snag in my plan...oh well, trying not to stress too much. Can you believe that there are only 13 more days until Christmas?
I am so bummed I didn't have time to use my new SU goodies last night...the laundry took priority (sigh!). I hope to get some stamping time in on Friday...My designer paper is just waiting to be opened and used.
This picture was sitting in my camera (forgotten...gasp!). I made this card a few weeks ago for my SIL Kyong, her birthday was November 25th. I took out my old standby Happy Harmony (I love those flowers!).
Have a wonderful Day!
supplies (all SU! unless noted): Happy Harmony/It's All Good/Papertrey stamp sets; Ruby Red/Choc Chip/Kraft/Very Vanilla CS; Ruby Red/Choc Chip/ Old Olive Ink; brown taffeta ribbon;Circle punches
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Supplies (all SU): Merry & Bright stamp set; Dashing DS Paper; Real Red/Very Vanilla/Old Olive CS; Old Olive/Certainly Celery markers; Black ink; Vanilla/Olive grosgrain ribbon; Circle/Scallop punch.
Monday, December 10, 2007
I hope all of you were able to cross off items on your to-do lists over the weekend. I made some good progress (yeah!). Christmas cards done (dropping in the mail this am, tree decorated, gifts done (some even wrapped), I still need to get my out of town gifts wrapped and packaged and off to UPS...(my goal is to have it done by Wednesday). I even had time to color Ashley's hair yesterday...which came out AWESOME if I do say so myself...I will post some photos later in the week
I even made some time to stamp (needed some stress relief, lol!). I read Jen Del Muro's on a regular basis, and I decided to try her Saturday Challenge. This is my take on it.
Have a wonderful Monday!
supplies (all SU!): In the Spotlight/Priceless/Absolutely Fabulous Stamps; Kraft/Choc Chip/Not Quite Navy/Whisper White CS; Choc Chip/NQN ink; Chocolate Taffeta ribbon; Flower punch/Sm Circle punch
Friday, December 7, 2007
This week while I was looking through my ever growing collection of Paper Trey stamps, I came across the set Text Box by Papertrey (which I haven't really used much), so I decided to make a card (inspired by Nicole Heady, she is a genius!) using that set. I think I need to use this set a little more frequently.
Have a wonderful weekend! And I will see you back here on Monday ;0)
*I have my SU pre-order (spring and summer collection) being delivered today...yippee! can't wait to get my hands on the new stuff! (Is anyone else hoping the stamps are pre-cut like in the holiday mini?).
Supplies: Text Box stamp set (Papertrey), Old Olive/Pumpkin Pie/Apricot Appeal/Whisper White CS (SU); Old Olive/Pumpkin Pie/Apricot Appeal ink (SU); Olive grosgrain ribbon
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I even had some time to work on a stamping project that I will post next week, so stay tuned.
Here is a card I made a while back when I first got my scallop punch. I was on a scalloped punch kick. I really love the new in-colors from SU, I am going to have to stock up on the paper and ink refills before it retires this summer! I don't know what I will do without Soft Sky (but I felt that way about Cool Caribbean last year, and I like the Soft Sky way better)!
Enjoy your day!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Okay on to the stamping...
This is my last post using my True Friend stamp for a little while, lol! I was on a roll with this stamp set. I have just noticed that I really like the color Sage Shadow. I have never really liked that color before, but with Chocolate Chip cardstock I think it looks Marvelous!
This card is pretty much the same layout as yesterday, I just switched out the Designer Paper and colors. I think I like this color combo the best (this week anyway).
alrighty, I am starting to stress about Christmas...20 more days and I have so much to do...argh! hope to cross some of it off my list today!
Have a great Wednesday!
Supplies: (all SU) True Friend/Riveting (retired hostess)/All in a Row stamps; Mellow Moss/Choc Chip/Very Vanilla CS; Wanted DP; Choc Chip/Mellow Moss ink; Circle punches; Brown Taffeta Ribbon
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Here is another card inspired by yesterdays post. I am really loving my True Friend stamp set...maybe it will make it into the new SU catty for Spring in Summer (I have my fingers crossed)
I am anxious to get my new 2008 SU Catalog! I am getting tired of all the old stamp sets...time for some new ones.
Our tree is up...yeah! not decorated but at least it is up! Ashley is coming over one night this week to help me decorate (much more fun to decorate with someone, instead of alone), I don't know about you, but I LOVE going through my ornaments...it is like walking down memory lane. Most of them have some sort of special memory. It is fun to pull out all the ones the kids made when they were little (although, most of those don't go on the tree...Ashley and Josh think they are dorky, but it is fun to go through them). I even have ones from my grandmother (who passed away 13 years ago), that remind me of my childhood. And all my snowman (I heart snowmen) from my mom (she gets me new ones every year, and it is like a surprise pulling them out of the box). So I am looking forward to going down memory lane with Ashley and Josh this week. Now I just need to get my cards mailed and shopping done!
Supplies: (all SU) True Friend/All in a Row/Riveting (retired)/Noteworthy (retired) Stamps; Really Rust/Whisper White/Chocolate Chip CS; Apple Cider DP; Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (retired); Circle punches
Monday, December 3, 2007
A while back Beate Johns made a card similar to this one. I really love how she uses the All in a Row stamp set (stitching) on her cards (she makes some fantastic cards!). I had to try one for myself, and since it didn't require a sewing machine I was pretty happy, lol!
I am not much of a stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioner) fan, I usually eyeball it, I just don't like to take the time to find the tool, and fiddle with it, but with this stamp you really need to use the positioner to get straight lines. I am still learning how to line it up (I think I am stamp-a-ma-jig challenged *wink*). I do like the look of this stamp set (it is like real stitching).
Supplies: (all SU) True Friend, Noteworthy (retired) All in a Row stamps; Really Rust/Chocolate Chip/ Very Vanilla CS; Designer Paper; Really Rust/Chocolate Chip/ Old Olive ink, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon (retired); notched punch; vintage brad
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I just received my Spiral Bouquet stamp set in the mail last week from Papertrey Ink while I was blog browsing over the weekend, I came across this card created by Jenn Del Muro. Her sketch was a little different, but I absolutely loved the colors and had to case it (copy and share everything)! Mind is a little different, since the main image was too big to lay it on an angle like hers.
Supplies: (all SU unless noted) Spiral Bouquet stamp set (Papertrey), Paisley/Hounds tooth (retired) background stamp; Really Rust/Certainly Celery/Whisper White/Chocolate Chip/Kraft CS; Really Rust/Chocolate Chip/ Certainly Celery ink; brown taffeta ribbon;large brad
Then I decided to use the same layout and change the colors and main flower image a bit. I think I am going to use this stamp set a lot, as well as this layout.
Have a Wonderful Thursday!
Supplies: (all SU unless noted) Spiral Bouquet stamp set (Papertrey); Plaid stamp set; Ruby Red/Cameo Coral/ Whisper White/Kraft CS; Ruby Red/Cameo Coral/Chocolate Chip ink; large brad
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Here is the card I sent out for Thanksgiving this year (sorry it's a little late...I forgot to upload the photo).
I really like the simplicity of this card, sometimes less is more!
Since I wanted the leaves in different colors, I colored the images with my markers then stamped.
Have I mentioned that I LOVE this new wide ribbon from SU!!!! It is Glorious (to quote Ashley).
Supplies: (all SU) Take Three stamp set; Chocolate Chip/Natural Ivory CS; Chocolate Chip Ink; Really Rust/More Mustard/Old Olive markers; wide grosgrain Chocolate Chip ribbon
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
I am on a mission...to use up my retired patterned paper. Here is another creation using lots of retired stamps, paper, colors.
This card uses one of my favorite sets, Petal Prints (retired). I love stamping the leaf image then re-stamping again without re-inking for a softer look.
Supplies used: French Script Bkgrd (retired) Petal Prints (retired), Warmest Regards (retired) Stamp sets, Chocolate Chip/Whisper White/Cranberry Crisp (retired)/Sahara Sand CS, Chocolate Chip/Cran Crisp ink, Designer Paper (retired), Chocolate Chip Grosgrain 1/4 in ribbon (retired).
Friday, November 23, 2007
Here is another card using more of my retired designer paper that I have been hoarding, lol! I am trying to use up some of my stash, so I can buy some of SU's new designer paper coming out in the Spring/Summer collection. I think the majority of my cards lately all have this new chocolate chip ribbon and the scalloped punch.
Have a great weekend!
supplies: Stamps Papertrey, Seeing Spots, Whisper White/Choc Chip CS, Choc Chip ink, Retired SU designer paper, Scallop punch, wide Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon, light blue brad (non SU)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
This next set
Colors used: Night of Navy, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Well since the Nugget Tins that I needed were on back order, I decided to make these. I filled them with the same Hershey's Nuggets, (stamped with the Holiday Treats set by Papertrey Ink) to coordinate with each project. This one is Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive. I used some of my SU retired paper and the new Dashing paper around the tin.
*To adhere the paper to the tin I brushed it with some Modge Podge, I used my SU red sticky strip tap to hold the band on the tin, and popped up the scallop punch with a few SU dimensionals.
You may remember this card that I posted a while back using the Artfully Asian set from Stampin Up? I decided to use this card as my inspiration for this tin. Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip, and SU designer paper Fall Flowers.
This tin uses SU's retired designer paper (which is from last years catalog), I really liked this paper and was holding on to it (hoarding, lol!), It was time to cut it up and use it! colors used are Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla.
Check back tomorrow...for Part 2 of my Tea Tin projects! Have a great Wednesday (looking forward to a long weekend)!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Notice the polka dot background stamp....I am really loving it! I have used it in most of my cards lately.
I don't know about you, but I am so looking forward to having next Thurs and Fri off...This year I am not having lots of Thanksgiving guests, just our family (plus Nate and Sharon, they are just considered part of the family), so the dinner will be relaxed and casual (right up my alley).
I am hopefully going to get caught up on some projects, and complete my fourth digi page from my Now Were Rockin' Class:o) it is a two page spread...maybe if I remember to take pictures on Thanksgiving I will scrap that...stay tuned!
Enjoy your weekend!
Supplies all SU: Oh So Lovely stamp set, Polka Dot bkgrd stamp, Blue Bayou CS/ink, White Craft ink, Basic Black ink, Kraft CS, Wild Wasabi CS, White Grosgrain Ribbon
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday! The weekend is almost
Supplies used: Papertrey Little Lady stamp set, SU Whisper White/Chocolate Chip/Regal Rose CS, SU Choc Chip/Regal Rose ink, SU Designer paper (retired), Brown Ribbon (Michael's)
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The saying on this card is "It's the little things that make life Big"
this card is also out of my comfort zone...I usually stay with the more neutral or pastel color pallet...but I do like the color combo!
Notice the brown grosgrain ribbon...so yummy! I LOVE ribbon!!!! This is Stampin Up's new wider ribbon. You will definitely see a lot more cards posted using this ribbon, lol!
Supplies all SU (unless noted): Delight in Life stamp set (retired), French Script Bkgrd (retired), Cool Caribbean CS/ink (last years in color line), Chocolate Chip CS/ink, Whisper White CS, white brads non SU
Monday, November 12, 2007
I just recently started storing my non SU ribbon in glass jars (wrapped on wooded clothes pins), I am also addicted to ribbon, lol! I am most likely going to have to buy some more jars so I can sort the ribbon by color. I think it looks so nice on the shelf like that:0)
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I really like the stamps that they sell, they are acrylic and are stored in a cd case (they don't take up very much space at all). I used SU's new in colors, soft sky and groovy guava (I really like this color combo).
I hope you have a great Tuesday!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
As some of you may know, I have been a Stampin'Up!© Demonstrator for the past two years. I have really enjoyed getting to know the products (which I think are awesome, btw), and meeting many other SU demonstrators along my journey. I will be putting in my very last order on October 31st...I have decided to no longer be a demonstrator. I am not really holding classes any longer, and I would like to be able to use my craft allowance on other products (of course I can still order from my SIL Dawn). It is kind of sad in a way, but I know it will be ok! I have plenty of stuff to keep me busy for a very long time, lol!
Supplies: All SU! soft sky cs/ink, whisper white cs, polka dot bkgrd stamp, double stitched soft sky ribbon
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I just watched the video for lesson 2, I hope I will get my layout completed before Sunday. Luckily I can go at my own pace. I will post my lesson 2 layout once I get it completed. So check back in a couple of days.
Check out Jessica Sprague's website/blog here she offers lots of classes for all levels. I highly recommend her classes, they are well put together and she is always there to help you if you get stuck.
Enjoy your day!