Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Of course, I usually end up bringing almost everything from my studio anyway! That is the only drawback about going...packing it all up and then having to unpack everything when I return on Sunday! My BFF, Annette, isn't going to be there this year and I'm sad...I always love talking with her. Since she moved away, we don't get together nearly as much as we did!
Sets: Flannel BG, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, AYCIII (retired)
Monday, October 29, 2007
You can BARELY see the new watermark that Beth Silaika did for me because of the granite countertops (lower left corner). She offered up some Blog Candy and I won a free watermark! Woohoo! Make sure to check out her awesome site here to get your own Watermark or Banner. She is the one who did my Banner, too!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I'm excited that I can share why I've been busy with other stamping projects the past week (and for the next couple weeks!). I've been selected by Stampin' Up! to create display items (cards, 3D items and scrapbook pages) for the Leadership 2008 convention in January! I am SO happy to get this honor! This is my second time, I also did it for Convention 2005. I hadn't planned on going to Leadership, but now that my items will be on display, I think I will go! It is being held in Palm Springs, CA...and January will be a perfect time to go there and get out of the Ohio cold, don't you think?
Oh...I also received news that I have another card in Rubber Stamper's November magazine! It is a Christmas Cowboy Kid...so make sure you check it out!
I've posted another card I created using the Holiday Harmony DSP and Hand Selected Accents & Elements die-cuts from my WCMD event. These cards do come together quickly using these elements! This one uses the Pomegranate and River Rock color DSP and the cute Naughty & Nice die-cut element! The Accents & Elements are SO much nicer to see in person than they appear in the mini catalog.
If you'd like to purchase the Holiday kit that I put together for my customers, please email me! You'll get the supplies to make 18 full cards with envelopes including:
- Full package of Holiday Harmony DSP
- Hand Selected Accents & Elements tin
- 1/2 roll of Pomegranate Double Stitch ribbon
- 18 White base cards
- 18 White envelopes
- Complete picture directions for cutting DSP
- Guidelines and pictures to make all 18 cards
You only need to stamp the holiday greetings and put them together, all other necessary images will be stamped for you. In addition, you'll have plenty of materials remaining to make at least 30-40 additional cards, just by adding base white cardstock to the designer paper and Elements! Cost is $40 plus $5.00 shipping. Available only until November 30, 2007.
Friday, October 26, 2007
There are three different pieces of DSP on this card...the middle Always Artichoke band is also part of the paper. The circle features two die-cutes...the Happy Holidays circle and the oval die-cut inside was added to the circle to cover the blank lines printed on it. The words Peace Hope Joy were stamped in Always Artichoke on the oval die-cut. The stamp is from the hostess only set, So Many Sayings. (A tip I shared with my customers is to cut this set up into individual sayings...I mounted them on dominoes. I use it SO much more this way, and it was no problem lining up the words into the oval die-cut!)
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Anyway...hope to post again tomorrow. Be looking...we'll be having BLOG CANDY again at 40,000 visits! Thank you for stopping by!
Sets: Baroque Motifs, Holidays & Wishes
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
When I get my swap back, I'll be sure to share each of the tags with you. They really are NICE and I love being able to go back thru each year and see the greetings from these special online friends...many I've never met in person!
Monday, October 22, 2007
The gray moon is the Scallop circle punch, the white ghost is the large oval trimmed with a scallop at the bottom, Frankenstein is a rectangle piece of cardstock, with black cardstock trimmed for hair...his face is drawn on. The pumpkin is from Carved and Candlelit...with the top slice off! I used the 1/8" circle punch to cut a hole in the bottom fold for the lollipop stick to fit through...the top of the lollipop fits between the two layers of black cardstock. Happy Halloween greeting is from All Holidays set.
Sets: Carved & Candlelit, All Holidays
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Once in a while, I like to take a class at one of our local scrapbook stores. It feels good to be the "student" instead of the "teacher"! While browsing the store a couple weeks ago, I saw this upcoming class and decided to take it. She used the Bo Bunny product line. Now...my kids are grown, no grandchildren yet, so I might have to pull out some old pictures of Halloween with my kids...but I just thought it was darling! It is built on a chipboard trapezoid book and has 10 inside pages for pictures! The ribbon handles make it carry like a "purse". I had lots of fun making it.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The round Longaberger bowl I had fits the stand perfectly! I used the Large Oval punch, 3/4 circle punch and 1/4 circle punch for her eyes, then just cut and curled some strips of black cardstock for the lashes!
I did score a cute Ohio State University jacket, some plastic protectors for baskets I already have, a darling Halloween platter and matching 3 dish condiment platter, and a cute Long Legs wrought iron stand! You place a bowl or round basket in the center of the stand and it looks like a spider! It really is TOO cute and I had never seen them before! The store I purchased it from had a lid made for the basket with googlie eyes. I'm going to try to recreate it with my stamping supplies. I'll let you know how it turns out!
I'm hoping to get some stamping time in today. It is rainy and blah here today. I need to work on my Christmas Tag swap (28 shipping size tags with the letter W, then the hostess swaps them out so we get a complete alphabet of Christmas tags, plus cover and back). I been doing this swap for at least five years and always enjoy the tags I get back. I also need to make up my Halloween cards for this year and my Technique Junkies assignments for the next newsletter are due soon!
I wanted to update you on the October special that Stampin' Up! has going on! Here are the details. EMAIL me to place your order!
You can take advantage of this fantastic kit two different ways:
Purchase one of holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for the special price of $24.95 each, or
Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for $28.95 each with no additional purchase required.
Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:
Item Page # Stamp Set Price
109234 45 Snowfall $23.95
106786 36 The Snowflake Spot $20.95
109266 35 Big on Christmas $18.95
110359 5* Love & Joy $23.95
*Holiday Mini Catalog
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This is another Make A Gift challenge I finished up for my SSUS partner, Jennifer. I have a HUGE stack of these shadowbox frames I picked up at the Target $1 spot last year. I wanted to find time to make them for the craft fair, but really forgot about them. (If you are thinking deja vu, I did make a similar one for Blog Candy a while back...) This one I moved the Faux Diamond Dust flowers to the glass portion on the outside of the frame. They were punched with the 5 petal punch with 1/4" circles for the centers. I also used Dashing Designer paper in the background, however, you don't see much of it from this view. The image was colored with Real Red and Old Olive markers. It is much more impressive in person than this picture!
I'm thinking I may do some of these up for my husband's work staff...although last year I made them Happy Holiday name frames...so maybe this would be too similar?
Monday, October 15, 2007
This is one of the assignments I had due...it was a card challenge to a member on my SSUS group to make and send a Criss Cross card. While I made one for my partner, Rose, I also made one for my mother's birthday! They are LOTS of fun to make. The Fall Flowers paper is so cute; I love the colors in it...Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky!
I used several punches...the scallop circle punch for the flower. The 5 petal punch for the leaves, the Round Tab punch for the tab at the top and the Spring Flower Bouquet small flower as the tab accent. I punched this small flower out of Pumpkin Faux Diamond Dust paper. Both of the flower centers are the green Rhinestone brads...small and medium size. Love them!
Sets: In the Spotlight Hostess, Sincere Salutations, Priceless
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I used Cutie Pie paper (one of my favs!) and the cutter kit to cut the curve on top of the stripe paper. Then I punched the Three for You flowers in different colors and stamped the centers. The large flower is the 5 petal punch and I made two out of Purely Pomegranate cardstock. Before I layered them together, I stamped them with the dotted background in the punch kit. The leaves are two petals cut from the 5 petal punch and Certainly Celery rubbed over them for texture.. Thinking of You was stamped in black and then punched with the large oval.
Tomorrow is the Blogger's Challenge already...I'll try to get something posted in the morning!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Don't forget that today is the last day to order any of the Simply Sets at 20% off in celebration of World Card Making Day! See more information here or pages 12-14 in the Fall/Winter 2007 Collection catalog.
If you're new to Stampin' Up! or simply pressed for time, nothing will get you started faster than the Simply Sent Card Kits. These kits offer a fast and easy way to create cards for a variety of occasions. The die-cut rubber stamps, precut materials and step-by-step instructions will help you start stamping beautiful projects in seconds, and from October 4-8, you can order all of the Simply Sent Card Kits for 20 percent off their regular price!
Email me today with your order!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Part one of my World Card Making Day event is over. Each person created 18 cards using 1/2 pack of Holiday Harmony designer paper and 1/3 a tin of Hand Selected Adhesive Die-cuts, plus a 1/2 bold of Pomegranate Double Stitched ribbon. After the challenging part of cutting the designer paper, the cards were easy to make. Part two is scheduled for Tuesday!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Remember the Altoid type tins? I sold out of all the Santa face ones, sold several Snowman ones (which I'll use for my Christmas gift cards this year) but only sold ONE Frankenstein tin!!! Everyone picked it up and commented how cute it was. So now I have about 7 poor lonely Frankensteins left... I ended up filling the tins with wrapped Hershey Nugget chocolates, 5 fit in each tin. Almost everyone who looked at the table picked up one of those tins to look at it closer. lol!
Silly me didn't take closeups of the items I had for sale. I just had a picture of my overall "practice" table. I always practice my table arrangement at home before I go to a craft fair...that way I can determine what goes where instead of doing it the morning of the show. I'll post it tomorrow when I have a little more energy. lol!
Friday, October 5, 2007
So.........Ipulled out Pick A Petal and used my favorite polka dot petal, stamped it in Only Orange on Glossy White cardstock and cut out all six petals. I love how vibrant the colors are on Glossy paper. I then used the fun circle stamp for the center, using Basic Black on the Glossy and punching it out with the 1" circle punch and popping it with a dimensional. As I started to pull the card together, I needed something to break up the black background...but my Creepy Crawly paper is made with Pumpkin Pie, not Only Orange...and it has other colors in the paper as well...what to do... Of course, get out my favorite swirl from Baroque Motifs...as a bonus, I haven't used it for a while! It looks good stamped on black with White Craft! Now I needed bold words...this is the only one I could find in my current stash of stamp sets that I thought would work. Guess I need to invest in some word stamps next time I order! Colored some brads with Orange Craft and we are set!
Make sure to check out the others who do the Blogger's Challenge each week (see my sidebar for links). I had a peek at a couple and they are really great!
Sets: Baroque Motif, Pick A Petal, All Holidays
C/S: Only Orange, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: White Craft, Basic Black, Only Orange
Other: 1" circle punch, Paper piercing tool and mat, mini brads, dimensionals
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
This was another card we did last night in my Techniques Class. The technique is called Glitter Ridges...another Technique Junkies technique features in the April/May 2005 newsletter. I love using this technique on winter or snow type holiday cards! It just seems to fit! It is SO sparkly in person!
The card is actually a tri-fold card. The cardstock is cut to 4 1/4 x 11, then scored at 4 1/4 and 8 5/8. The remaining 2 1/2 inches is torn to about 1-1/4 inches and overlaps the front of the card...held closed by a spiral paper clip. There is a layer of vellum torn and placed under the Season of Joy focal point...I think it adds to the "icy" appearance of the card!
Sets: Season of Joy
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
We used my new set, With Gratitude. I purchased it because I love the veins and lace that are apparent in these leaf stamps...so realistic looking. The Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad is also one of my favorites...although I also enjoy making up my own color combos using an uninked Spectrum pad and reinkers. Look at the Snow Blossom punch, too! I think it looks fun as a little flower with the ribbon pulled up thru it and knotted.
Sets: With Gratitude, Sincere Salutations