Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Merry Merry Penguin Games card recipe:
Stamps: Merry, Merry, Stampendous- Penguin Games
Paper: Barely Banana, Shimmer White, PP- Paper Salon
Ink: Night of Navy, Adirondack- Pitch Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Cuttlebug, ribbon-MM, Ice round brads, Circle punches, Dazzling Diamonds, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Fun Flock, white pompoms from HL, red line sticky tape
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Yahoo! Yesterday was a happy mail day. I received my O Christmas Tree set from Flourishes. If you recall, I went on and on about how much fun I had "playing" with their set Cake Decorating 101. Well, they did it again with this Christmas tree set! The versatility of both of these sets, allows for all kinds of creative inspiration! This needs to be a quick post, so I will just hit some of the highlights of this card. First, the sparkling garland is stamped with Cranberry Crisp ink then filled in with the same ink using a blender pen. To make it shine, I placed a drop of Diamond Stickles to each little bead. The star on top was stamped first in Gold Encore then colored in with a gold Copic Spica pen (love these pens.) I then masked it so that it "rests" on the peak of the tree. The tree skirt was stamped with Bravo Burgundy on Chatterbox paper then cut out and adhered to the bottom of the tree. For ornaments, I stamped the image, colored it in using Stampin' Write markers and the Copic Spica, cut it out then covered it with Crystal Effects. Finally, the sentiment ornament was made by first stamping on to Shimmer White them punching with the 1 1/4 circle punch. Then I punched out the 1/4" circle from a piece of gold CS then punched that out of the sheet with at 1/2 circle punch to make a "doughnut." The gold "doughnut" was then attached between the sentiment and an Old Olive 1 3/8" circle punch. Last, using the slot punch and the same gold GS, the base of the "handle" was punched and adhered to the sentiment circle. DH is working late so I have to get DDs ready for bed. Thanks for stopping by... Take care!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Flower pot card recipe
Stamps: PTI's Greenthumb and Faux Ribbon
Inks: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Palette's Burnt Umber
Paper: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, PTI white CS, PP- Memory Box- Homespun
Supplies: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Ticket Corner Punch, Copic Spica pen-clear, paper piercer, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, Heidi Swapp brown brads, Stampin' Dimensionals
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Our monthly Technique Club met this evening with the topic "Tools Don't Count." This is a joke between our group meaning the tools we purchase are non-consumables and we can use them again and again and therefore, should not be subtracted from the stamping budget (similar concept men use when purchasing a new tool to finish a project that they are doing.) I have a friend whose husband won't start a project unless it justifies the purchase of a new tool- lol! Anyway, this is the project that I demo'd. I hadn't actually lost my mojo when I tried to make this card but I'll tell you it was mighty tired and weary!!!! So I relied on the talented Beate Johns to inspire my SU creativity. You can find her card here that gave my mojo the will to stamp on... Anyway, this card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 but the folded card actually only measures 5 1/2 x 3". We used the perforated cutter from the Cutter Kit so the last 2 1/2" can be removed and used as a bookmark. Not a new idea, but new to everyone in the Technique Club which was neat. The other tool that this card features is the Color Spritzer Tool to add the Chocolate Chip speckles on the Sahara Sand panels. This tool went over very well, too. The card is pretty straight forward and that was good since tonight's club met on a "School Night." Heading for Birmingham tomorrow so may not have time to post. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and remember to Take Care!
Bookmark card recipe
Stamps: Garden Silhouette, Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker
Accessories: 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, 5/8 Chocolate Chip ribbon, Kraft taffeta ribbon, Mat Pack, paper piercer, Color Spritzer Tool, Cutter Kit, Circle punches, slot punch
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
how we paper crafters LOVE a beautiful package) is the Snowday collection. It included one piece of each PP from the collection in 12 x 12, some beautiful winter motif chipboard with frames, coordinating CS stickers and alphabet CS stickers and a set of the new Paper Salon acrylic stamps "Make it Yours." The package with the green bow had all of the same except it is from the Ornamental Holiday collection and the included a chipboard alphabet with frames. How wonderful is that! DH asked so... how much did you spend on it- well, just 185.00- teeheehee- all in RUBBER checks. Of course, then he wanted to know how I came to own the Rubber checks and I had to 'fess up BUT I would have purchased those products anyway and this was such a nice way to be thanked for my patronage at the store. Sunday they had the actually Birthday party at the store with tons of prizes, contests, and games. DD and I spent a wonderful afternoon together and although, I didn't win any prizes I still got to take home some treats at 10% savings. I love "saving" money- lol. Hopefully, I'll have time to post again later with a card. 'Til then- Take care!
Oh, yeah- At a later post, I'll tell you about the wonderful fund raiser for charity from the Rubber Stamp lady!!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Happy Haunting card recipe:
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
This is a set of shelves that my father-in-law made for my husband many years ago. It is a perfect height to fit under the Bulldog brand pegboard that I got at Wal-mart for my embellishments. I keep unmounted and polymer stamps here, my sewing machine, albums, books and die cut machines among other things on these shelves.
I will go into greater specific detail regarding organization like I said in future posts. Some fun news, I won a Clearly Swanky Stamps set by The Cat's Pajama's from Toni! Thanks so much, Toni! I got my set Polar Holiday today and can't wait to ink it up! Speaking of TCP- have you seen their new website? It is completely awesome and definitely worth the "click" to check it out. Of course, while your there I'm sure you won't be tempted by the new holiday stamps... Take care!