Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lovely As a Tree Father's Day Card

Hi Stampers!  I had a great time at my Big Shot workshop last night.  This is the second project we created using my favorite "Lovely As a Tree" Stamp Set.  We used the Stampin' Write Markers to color the trees in 4 different colors.   

Here is a close-up photo for you.  The colors are Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Early Espresso. 

Here is another sample card I made for the workshop.  The Well Worn Designer Series Paper was very popular again last night.  I will sure miss it......

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a fabulous day!

Supply List
Stamps - Lovely As a Tree, Best Dad Ever
Paper - Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP
Ink - Early Espresso
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Write Markers (Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso), Regals Collection Buttons, Linen Thread
Big Shot - Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Houndstooth and Square Lattice Embossing Folders, Silicone Rubber

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Language of Friendship Embossed Card

Hi there!  Today's card is very simple but yet so beautiful.  I love the color combo (Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake).  I saw a similar project in our new book and just loved the idea of a bird on an embossed rose (Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, #114517).

Here is a close-up photo for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Supply List
Stamps - Language of Friendship
Paper - Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede
Tools & Accessories - Bird Builder Punch (117191), Calypso Coral Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Big Shot - Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stampin' Up! Matchbox Stair-Step Gift Box

Hi Stampers!  I finally got to try these "Stair-Step Boxes" that I wanted to make forever!  I needed to make it quick so I used the Stampin' Up! Matchbox die (retiring 5/31/112)  to cut four boxes that are nested inside. 

Here is the photo of inside of the box.  The boxes are secured with Sticky Strip. 

I stamped the outside of the box using the Darning Adventure stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set. 

I really like this "Well Worn" Designer Series Paper (122359)!  When I made my first box, I adhered four boxes inside first and didn't stamp the outside so I decided to use the designer paper to dress it up.  Now I don't know which style I like better???? 

I know I will miss our 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon....  Yeah, they are all retiring in a few days.  I think I will stock up at least some in my favorite colors.

We will be making these boxes at my Big Shot workshop on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:30 pm.  There are a few spots still available.  Please contact me if you would like to attend.  The cost is $5 per person.  We will be making one more project. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Language of Friendship Framelits Card

Happy Friday!  Isn't this card gorgeous?  One of my downlines invited her friends and family to my studio last weekend and we had a fun afternoon of creating a couple of beautiful cards.  They wanted to know different techniques to use the Framelits Dies and I thought this was a perfect project for that. 

Remember this card I posted last month?  We used the same technique to make my bird card.  Click HERE to see the instructions. 

I love this Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper!  It's so beautiful.  Sad to say it's going to retire at the end of the month..... 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!  We are going to see the Mariners game and praying for a gorgeous weather in Seattle.... 

Supply List (Language of Friendship Framelits Card)
Stamps - Language of Friendship, Elements of Style
Paper - Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Tools and Accessories - Bird Builder Punch, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Removable Dotto Adhesive, Basic Pearls, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Big Shot - Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Silicone Rubber (114615, retiring 5/31/12)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Daring Adventure Card

Hi Stampers!  This month's card club projects were focused on masculine/boyish cards.  I love this color combo (River Rock, Early Espresso and Soft Suede) with a touch of Denim Jean Blue Ribbon.  We used the stamping sponge, Color Spritzer with Early Espresso Marker, and also the "stamping off" technique to stamp two images to make it lighter color in the background. 

I love this Well Worn Designer Series Paper!!!  It's too bad it's going to retire at the end of the month.  I sure like it a lot. 

She is home!!!

Here is my Madison!  Thank you for your sweet emails and phone calls concerning about her.  She finally came home from the clinic yesterday.  That was a very long 4 days without her.  She is not completely recovered yet but looking pretty good.  I wish she could talk and tell me what she ate or did to make her so sick......  She did have a quite "adventure" too!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Daring Adventure
Paper - River Rock, Early Espresso, Well Worn DSP
Ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso, River Rock
Tools and Accessories - Denim Jean Blue Ribbon, Color Spritzer, Early Espresso Marker, Stamping Sponges
Big Shot - Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Chipboard Template for recessed embossing

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tap Dancing Technique

Hi there!  Isn't this gorgeous?  Today's card showcases a new stamping technique - Tap Dancing! 

Here is a close-up photo that you can see two ink colors (Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait) used to achieve this beautiful look: 

Follow these instructions to re-create my card:
  1. Ink the floral stamp with the Daffodil Delight Classic ink pad.
  2. Use the brush end of the Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker to add the accent color.  Do this by tapping the side of the marker against the stamp and also coloring directly on the stamp. 
  3. Breathe on the stamp to remoisten the ink.
  4. Stamp the image on the card. 
  5. Round the top corners of the card using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  To do this, first I punched out a piece of card stock with the circle punch and used it as a template to mark where I needed to punch out at each corner.
  6. Stamp the greeting in Basic Gray ink.
  7. Cut out the butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and adhere them to the card front.  Embellish with the Basic Rhinestones.
  8. Punch a scalloped border along the top of the Designer Series Paper using the Scallop Edge Punch and adhere it to the card front.
  9. Wrap the ribbon around the front of the card and tie a knot. 

Elements of Style Stamp Set

On Your Birthday Stamp Set (retiring 5/31/12)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will try this technique and have fun creating beautiful projects.  Have a wonderful day!

Updates on my girl Madison
Thank you for your sweet emails and phone calls concerning her health.  Just received a phone call from the clinic and she ate some food this morning.  They think she can come home today!!!!   Thanks again for your prayers. 

Supply List
Stamps - Elements of Style and On Your Birthday (retiring 5/31/12)
Paper - Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pocketful of Posies DSP
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Tools and Accessories -  Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Daffodil Taffeta Ribbon
Big Shot - Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dinoroar Card

Happy Monday, Stampers!  What a week (not really a good one) I had last week!  It started as busy with workshops and clubs and then a "family"emergency.  One of my girls (Yes, I do have girls! They are pretty golden retrievers.) Madison, 11-month-old, became ill late Wednesday night.  I took her to an animal hospital and brought her back on Thursday hoping she would be better but it got worse on Friday.  She has been hospitalized since then.  Each day she is getting better but I feel terrible and miss her so much.  I don't know what she ate to make her so sick.  I hope she will be able to come home today.  Please pray for her......

This card was one of the Card Club projects this month.  We used the Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder to pop Mr. Dino image.  To give a lighter image we used the Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Wild Wasabi and Soft Suede) and a blender pen to color his body.  Isn't he cute???

Here is another card I made with my son Ayden using the same stamp set (Dinoroar):

Dinoroar Stamp Set

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful week!

Supply List
Stamps - Dinoroar
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi Textured, Naturals White card stock
Ink - VersaMark, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi
Tools and Accessories - Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Subtles and Neutrals Collections), Blender Pens, Decorative Label Punch, 1 -1/4" Striped Not Quite Navy Ribbon, Linen Thread, Designer Buttons
Big Shot - Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mr. Owl Happy Graduation Card

Hi there!  I had so much fun creating this graduation card the other day.  Our high school colors are purple and yellow so I used Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight and a touch of Wisteria Wonder. 

To create Mr. Owl you will need the following punches and Top Note Die:
  • 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (Elegant Eggplant)
  • 1-3/8" Circle Punch (Basic Black)
  • 1-1/4" Circle Punch (Whisper White)
  • 1" Circle Punch (Wisteria Wonder)
  • 3/4" Circle Punch (Basic Black)
  • 5-Petal Flower Punch ( Daffodil Delight)
  • 1/2 of Top Note Die Cut (Basic Black)
  • 2-1/4" Sqaure (Basic Black, Square Lattice Embossing Folder)
  • 3/4" Circle Punch (Elegant Eggplant)
  • 1 Basic Black Brad
  • 1/2" x 2" (Elegant Eggplant) 

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Word Play Stamp Set which is my favorite greetings set. 

Word Play Stamp Set
(wood #120308 $41.95/clear #120651 $28.95)

Thank you for stopping by today.  It's going to be a busy day for me having 3 workshops in 24 hours. Hmmm when do I get to sleep?  Anyway have a wonderful day!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Word Play and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black, 2012-2013 In Color DSP Paper Pack
Ink Pad - Elegant Eggplant
Punches - Circle Punches (1-3/8", 1-1/4", 1", 3/4"), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 5 Petal Flower, Modern Label, Word Window
Tools and Accessories - Neutrals Brads, Mini Library Clips
Big Shot - Top Note Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Friday, May 11, 2012

On Your Birthday Ice Cream Card

Happy Friday, Stampers!  Isn't this cute?  We made this card last night at my Ink Pad Club workshop.  I'm sad to say a good-bye to my favorite "On Your Birthday" stamp set....  I'm known for sending "belated" birthday cards all the time, so this stamp set is a must-have for me:)

Anyway let's talk about this adorable card.  To make a scoop of ice cream, first we used the 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch 4 circles (Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Chocolate Chip).  Then we punched out a small section off with the Scallop Oval Punch (see Baja Breeze piece below).  We punched out a little bit more off the Chocolate Chip piece.  We also used the White Gel Pen to dress it up.  When I was creating this card for the workshop, my youngest son told me that I needed to add a cherry on top!!!!  So we used the Cupcake Builder Punch (121807) for that.  Thanks Ayden!

On Your Birthday Stamp Set (111664  $33.95)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Supply List
Stamps - On Your Birthday, Pennant Parade
Paper - Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Just Add Cake DSP, Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Punches - 1 1/4" Circle, Scallop Oval, Cupcake Builder, Modern Label
Tools aand Accessories - 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon ( Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze), White Gel Pen, Basic Rhinestones
Big Shot - Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Scrapbook Page with a Slider

Hi there!  I'm excited to share this unique scrapbook page we created in my Scrapbook Club this month.  It has a slider behind the green (Pear Pizzazz) card stock piece to place a hidden journal.  Do you see the red (Poppy Parade) tab on the left side of the Pear Pizzazz piece?  That's how you pull out the hidden journal page.   Watch the following photos closely and pay attention to the location of the camper as the hidden journal comes out.

The hidden journal page is completely open and the camper is on your right. 

More photos.....

Mr. Bear!  He is my favorite and I will miss him.  This smore was created with a magic of Liquid Applique and Heat Tool to add the puffy texture. 

I'm glad that the Pennant Parade stamp set has survived for another year at least. 

Sad to say a good-bye to the "Live Every Moment" Embosslit Die which I think it's a must-have item if you like scrapbooking.  We used a piece of Brushed Silver paper to add the shiny impression. 

Here are retiring products we used to create this page: 

Under the Stars Stamp Set (111556 $29.95)

Loads of Fun Stamp Set (115197 $22.95)

Notes & Details Stamp Set
(122022 $26.95 wood/122060 $18.95 clear)

Live Every Moment Embosslit Die
(123132 $7.17 sale/$11.95 reg)

Naturally Serif Decorative Strip Die (113453 $19.95)

Remember the retiring stamp sets are available through May 31st.  However, the retiring accessories are available while supplies last

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Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Have a wonderful day!