Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Friday Sketch Challenge

I just love Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenges! Layouts are the hardest part for me, and her sketches make creating so much easier! Thanks, Beate! Here is my card for WSC50. I just received Embrace Life (I know, what was I thinking?) this week, so I inked it up for the first time tonight. I added clear microbeads to the insides of the flower. I distressed the flower layer and used Blush Blossom to make the distressing stand out more. I'll add a sentiment to the inside when I decide who will receive it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies (all SU!): Stamps- Embrace Life. Paper- Groovy Guava, Ginger Blossom DSP, Very Vanilla. Ink- Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral. Accessories- cutter kit, Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon, microbeads.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pun Fun gift card holder

This gift card holder is for my son's teacher. It will be her end-of-the-year thank you gift from him. I used the cute little lamb from Pun Fun on the front. The heart is covered with crystal effects for shine. :) Inside there is a folded panel with a note, a pocket with a picture, a sentiment panel and a folded pocket for the gift card (or cash). These would be great for grad gifts as well! To make the album, cut a 12X12 DSP to 12X7. Score the 7" side at 3.5". Score the 12" side at 3", 6" and 9". Fold in half and then accordion fold. Flip down a flap on either end. Punch a half-circle out of the 2nd panel and glue the 3rd panel closed. (I found these instructions over at SCS almost a year ago.) I'm going to make another one for my daughter's teacher, too.

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Pun Fun, Much Appreciated. Ink- Stazon. Paper- Spring Fling DSP, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Basic Black. Accessories- Black grosgrain ribbon, oval punch, circle punch, crystal effects, Real Red, Certainly Celery & Bordering Blue Stampin' Write markers, crop-a-dile.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A card for Mrs. B

I was asked to make a card for my son's teacher for her end-of-the-year gift. One of the other moms in the class made a digital photo book for Mrs. B. One of the class projects this year was to make the school beautiful. All the kids in her class planted flowers and trees on campus. They weeded the beds and kept them watered as well. I thought a flower card would be appropriate. :) To make the pot, I just cut a rectangle and then angled the sides. I also rounded the corners and distressed it with my cutter kit. I rubbed some Old Olive ink around the edges to dirty it up a bit. I hope Mrs. B likes it!

Supplies (all SU!): Stamps- One of a Kind. Paper- Kraft, Old Olive. Ink- Rose Red, Old Olive. Accessories- Flower Fusion, silver brads, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, cutter kit, corner rounder.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Family time

I am sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I spent Friday at Disney Quest in Orlando with my son's 5th grade class. It was their end of the year field trip. Then we spent the weekend camping at Fort Wilderness. Everything was perfect...until I got sick Sunday night. I don't know what it is, but it isn't fun! This is the first time I've felt good enough to sit at the computer. I did go to the office this morning just to pick up some work. I will be starting that in just a little while. I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Since I haven't had the chance to create in a while, I'm posting a card that was part of my Mother's Day gift class. The DSP and the stamp set are from the Occassions Mini catalog which is only available until June 30th! I will be so sad to see it end.

Supplies (all SU!): stamps- Live Your Dream. Paper- Afternoon Tea DSP, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip. Ink- Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip. Accessories- 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer is almost here!

The end of the school year is just around the corner! I love to give little gifts to the kids (and teachers) in my children's classes. If you're like me and on a budget, something small is just the thing. How about a sour cream container? You can make 4 from 1 sheet of 8.5 X 11 cardstock. Fill them with candy and they make the perfect little treat! You can find a tutorial over at SCS on the resources page. The apple on this one is so sparkly IRL. (Click on the pic for a closer view.) I used the Faux Diamond Dust technique on the white circle of cardstock. There is a tutorial for this over at SCS, too. Don't you just love that site?!
Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Tart & Tangy. Paper- Summer Picnic DSP, Real Red, Green Galore, Whisper White. Ink- Real Red, Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, Versamark. Accessories- Scallop punch, circle punches, crimper, Real Red grosgrain, Irridescent Ice EP.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy birthday, Heather!

This is a birthday card for a friend of mine. I finally used my bead duos. I am so proud of myself. LOL I am trying to actually use what I purchase instead of hoarding it. I'm sure I can't be the only one who does that. ;)

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- One of a Kind. Paper- Berry Bliss DSP, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Ink- Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink. Accessories- 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Pink Bead Duos (adhered with Tombow Mono Multi).

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mini Accordian Album

I found a tutorial for yet another accordian album. There are 16 pages in this cute little album which measure 3x3. The cover is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. Check out the instructions on JanTink's blog. YILH! :)

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Tagger's Dozen. Paper- Cutie Pie DSP, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White. Ink- Bashful Blue. Accessories- Scallop punch, circle punches.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Accordian Album

I found a wonderful video tutorial for an accordian album on Kelly's blog. I just had to make one. I think it is so cute and just the perfect little gift for someone. It was very simple to make. Make sure you stop by tomorrow. I found a different little album on another blog, and I'm going to try that one, too.

Supplies (all SU!): Stamps- Live Your Dream. Paper- Afternoon Tea DSP, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Ink- Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue. Accessories- Chocolate Chip polytwill ribbon.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fresh Cut Sneak Peek
Promotion Dates: June 1-30, 2008
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Weekend Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday! I found some time this morning to try Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. You can find the sketch here. I love the color combo in SU!'s Flower Fusion, so I went with it for this card. The sentiment layer and the felt flowers are up on dimensionals. I used a Fire Square Rhinestone brad to hold the flowers together. The Old Olive Layer was run through my crimper. The Pumpkin Pie layer is paper pierced.
Supplies (all SU!): Stamps- Full of life & Polka Dot. Paper- Rose Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White. Ink- same as paper. Accessories- Flower Fusion felt flowers, Ice Square Rhinestone brad, mat pack, crimper, dimensionals.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Simple Inspiration

Happy Saturday! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. I decided to take a minute and check out today's challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. Today is the Inspiration Challenge. This is my take on the piece. If you'd like to see the inspiration pics, click here. I kept my card clean and simple. I like it. Let me know what you think.

Supplies (all SU!): Stamps- Infinite Goodness. Paper- YoYo Yellow (textured), Basic Black, Whisper White. Ink- Stazon Black, SU! Basic Black Stampin' Write marker (for doodling and dots).

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Friday, May 16, 2008

She means everything to me

This was my daughter's birthday card. She turned 10. Now both my babies are double-digits. Where did the time go?

Supplies (all SU!): Stamp set- Always. Paper- Groovy Guava, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossoms DSP. Ink- Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow. Accessories- Pretties Kit half pearl and flowers, Groovy Guava & River Rock reinkers to color flowers, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Berry Bliss Purse

This is a great card for any occasion. What gal doesn't love purses? This card was made for a
co-worker's birthday. (I CASEd the idea from stampin' camper on SCS.)
Supplies (all SU!): Paper-Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss. Accessories-Boho Blossoms punch, Soft Subtle brad, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, chocolate chip polytwill ribbon, coluzzle.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Just Because

Have you ever wanted to give something to someone just because? This cute little set would be perfect. It's a 3X3 notecard and a popper filled with candy. My colors and the idea for the popper were inspired by Beate's inspiration challenge. Find it here. See that round pillow? Looks just like a popper. :)
Supplies (all SU!): Stamp set- Boho Backgrounds. Paper- Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Afternoon Tea DSP. Ink- Chocolate Chip. Accessories- Chocolate Chip polytwill ribbon, Ice Rhinestone brad.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Convention notebook

This is a really quick project. I just glittered up some SU! chipboard with some Cosmo Fine Glitter and glued the pieces on a Target notebook. I'll be taking lots of notes at the SU! 20th Anniversary Convention July 30-August 2.
Supplies (all SU!): On Board Accents, On Board Blossoms & Basics, Fine Cosmo Glitter.
I hope you all are having a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

This card uses the Level 2 Hostess set, Infinite Goodness and the sentiment set, All Holidays. Paper is Shimmery White (so much prettier IRL), Basic Black & River Rock. Ribbon is Very Vanilla taffeta. Images were stamped with Stazon Black and watercolored with the Bold Brights family of Watercolor Wonder Crayons and a blender pen. All supplies are SU!.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Workshop Samples

These are the 2 cards that will be the make-n-takes at a workshop next Sunday. I hope everyone enjoys making them.

The first card uses the Classic Backgrounds stamp set along with the star punch and large star punch. Paper is Soft Sky and Not Quite Navy. (All supplies SU!) The second card uses the sets One of a Kind and Boho Backgrounds. Paper is Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate and Berry Bliss. Ribbon is Pretty in Pink taffeta. There is a Build a Brad in the center of the flower. (All supplies SU!)

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My first post

I did it. I started a blog. I hope to get my Stampin' Up! business going by posting great projects here. :) I have been a demonstrator for a year and a half. I have a few loyal customers (Hi guys!), but I would love to be more than a hobby demo. :) Be patient while I try to figure this blogging thing out, o.k.? Let me know what you think. I would love to see some comments.

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