Sunday, March 21, 2010

Brayered Masking

I have been a busy stamper lately, and loving it I might add. I taught a new technique this past week to my stampin' club and I just love the way it turned out. I am calling this Brayered Masking as I don't know what else it is called. I haven't seen it anywhere yet and it did come from a mistake. I was trying out another technique and this is what happened when I couldn't master that one ;). I plan on using this technique a lot, as well as this beautiful sneek peak stamp set I can't seem to put down.
So here is the sample of the card. I am also going to attempt my first tutorial tomorrow, so come back tomorrow for directions on how you can make this fabulous card. Yay!

stamp set: Awash with Flowers, Well Scripted
cardstock: barely banana, whisper white, basic black and shimmer white.
ink: basic black, certainly celerey, summer sun, and pumpkin pie
dsp: build a bear
accessories: hugs love note, celery satin ribbon, scallop edge punch, brayer and black gingham ribbon

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at a new set from the 2010 - 2011 Idea Book & Catalog. It is available for purchase beginning April 1st and going through April 30th. It's truly beautiful and  a lot of fun to play with.

Stamp set: Awash with Flowers
cardstock: kraft, melon mambo, and whisper white
ink: basic black, crushed curry, old olive, pumpkin pie and melon mambo
accessories: black gingham ribbon

Happy Stampin,

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Something Simple

Here is a favorite card of mine. It is elegant and fun, not to mention super simple to make. Now the colors I used are retired 2008-2009 In Colors, but any combination will work. I will make a new one in current colors and upload it shortly.

Stamp set: Good friend
cardstock: whisper white, riding hood red, baja blue
ink: riding hood red and basic brown
accessories: kraft taffetta ribbon and a rhinestone brad, dimentionals

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Stamp Camp

I just thought I would post pictures from my latest stamp a stack. We made 15 cards total, 3 each of 5 designs. The camp cost $25, with club members getting a $5 discount, envelopes are included. Everything is pre-cut for you, all you need to do is assemble and stamp them.

Card #1
stamp set: petal pizzazz (113417), Well Scripted (c118601, occasions mini)
cardstock: basheful blue, old olive, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, and whisper white.
designer series paper: sweet pea (occasions mini)
ink: bashful blue, crushed curry, certainly celery, and basic brown.
accessories: SU markers, top note die, large oval punch, and chocolate chip 5/8 ribbon.

Card #2
stamp set: flower fancy (111578), and vintage lables (SAB)
cardstock: certainly celery, whisper white, basic black, and rich razzleberry
dsp: cottage wall
ink: certainly celery, rich razzleberry, and basic black
accessories: black gingham ribbon, three flower punch, and blender pens

Card #3
Stamp set: Thankful Thinking (113786)
cardstock: sahara sand, whisper white and textured chocolate chip
dsp: sweet pea (occasions mini)
ink: basic brown and rose red
accessories: old olive 1/4" ribbon and sweet pea stitched felt (occasions mini)

Card #4
stamp set: Herb Expressions (113224) and Thankful Thinking (113786)
cardstock: chocolate chip, certainly celery, taken with teal and very vanilla
ink: basic brown
accessories: kraft taffetta ribbon and SU! markers

Card #5
Stamp set: *sneak peek* Awash with Flowers (2010-2011, IB&C)
cardstock: barely banana, kraft, ballet blue and confetti white
dsp: Bella Blue
ink: crushed curry, certainly celery, bashful blue, ballet blue, and basic brown
accessories: bashful blue 1/4" ribbon, spiral punch, scallop edge punch and clips assortment

As you can see I accidentally stamped my sentiment upside down, but it's just a sample ;)

Last but not least, my lovely stampin' group working very hard and having a great time. Thank you for coming in the pouring rain, I had a great time stampin' with you!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sparkly Fun

To stamp with me is to know I like a bit of bling. So when the recent Occasions mini catalog came about and I saw the Sending Love Specialty designer series paper (item 117153), I had to have some. It's beautiful, every page has glitter accents. Now the paper is real red, pretty in pink, chocolate chip and vanilla, excellent for valentines and actually good for everyday cards as well. But I have made many cards with it and am looking forward to seeing new patterns in the specialty dsp series. (By the way...the Summer mini is due out May 1st, YAY!)
Well, again to know me is to know that I can never wait and I always need things now. SO, I decided to make my own "specialty" paper. Way back when the 2009-2010 came out I earned the Lovely Flowers Hostess bundle. I have been hoarding the gorgeous paper ever since, bringing it out every once in a while to admire it and then putting it away to save for something really good. I decided to use it this time. I chose a card layout, snipped a small piece of the dsp, picked up the matching stamp set, and went to work. Using Versamark, heat and stick powder and dazzling diamond glitter, I created this card.
As you can see what was once plain dsp is now sparkly "specialty" dsp. Voila!

Lovely Flowers bundle
cardstock: old olive, whisper white, melon mambo, and rich razzleberry
ink: basic black, and versamark
dsp: lovely flowers
accessories: rich razzleberry ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter, heat and stick powder

Here is a close up of the glitter accents I added.

Hope this idea inspired you to jazz up some of your favorite dsp.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fabric Flowers

Are these not the cutest things you have ever seen? I made them last week using the SU! Flower Fold die cut (item 115970, $42.95) and some fabric I found in the remnant bin at a craft store. They can be made into a hair tie, barrette, broach, or decoration. I especially love the one for St. Patty's day. I am selling these. If you would like one they are $4, you just need to let me know which of the options above you would like and which style. The blue one is 5" across and the green is 4" both can be made smaller for $3/ea. I can also do custom colors, they are so much fun to make! If you are lucky enough to be in my stamping club, we will be making these beauties at our next meeting, along with some other fun fabric items!

Happy Stampin'

Technique stamp camp

Here is what we made at my last stamp camp. The featured technique was embossing.
Card #1 featured dry embossing with the sanding technique.
cardstock: rich razzleberry, whisper white, and old olive
ink: basic black
dsp: razzleberry lemonade
accessories: SU! Elegant Bouquet textured embossing folder, SU! Beautiful Wings embosslit (occasions mini), rhinestones from the eggsellent egg kit (occasions mini), sanding blocks, large oval punch

Card #2 featured the emerging color technique
Stamp set: Good friend, Petal pizzaz
cardstock: chocolate chip, so saffron, whisper white
ink: pretty in pink, bashful blue, certainly celery, basic brown, and versamark
accessories: eggcellent egg kit (occasions mini), modern label punch, clear embossing powder, silver brads and the brayer

Card #3 featured faux embossing and embossing on patterned paper
stamp set: wow flowers
cardstock: bermuda bay, whisper white, barely banana
ink: melon mambo and versamark
dsp: sweet pea (occasions mini)
accessories: scallop trim border punch (FREE sale a bration item), clear embossing powder, 1/2" circle punch, white taffeta ribbon

Hope you can make my next class!
Happy Stampin'


I got a new camera and figured out how to use it. I can upload pictures once again and boy to I have some good ones!
Here is a new technique I taught at my stamp club last month. I used the scallop circle punch to create these beautiful fluffy flowers.
cardstock: rich razzleberry, whisper white, and old olive
ink: basic black
dsp: cottage wall
accessories: scallop circle punch, rich razzleberrly ribbon, white 5/16 brads and the small oval punch

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