Showing posts with label Thank you. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thank you. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spice Cake? Yes Please!

First off I must apologize for the quality of my photos.  I don't know what is going on with my camera!

When my "Top 10" list for the new Holiday Mini posts on September 1 you're going to see the Spice Cake paper and fabric really close to the top.  The colours are so yummy and soft.  This card also features the Gently Falling stamp set coming soon!

Tips & Techniques
  • The leaf was watercoloured using an Aqua Painter and More Mustard, Soft Suede and Pool Party ink pads for a truly lifelike look.
  • I dusted off the sewing machine for the edges of this card. It is such a seemingly small thing that packs a mighty punch!
  • Use paper snips to piece out your sentiment for a more unusual word display. 
  • You can't tell from the pictures but this card is 'dimensionalized' to the max...each layer is popped up for pizazz!
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Stamp Sets: Gently Falling (coming soon), Occasions Alphabet (123598)
Inks: Soft Suede (115657), More Mustard (103162), Pool Party (122938)
Paper: More Mustard (100946), Soft Suede (115318), Spice Cake DSP (coming soon)
Embellishments: Linen Thread (104199)
Tools: 1 3/8 Square Punch (119877), 1 1/4 Square Punch (119865), Aqua Painters (103954), sewing machine

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stampy Saturday

Ah, the peace and quiet of a Saturday where Thing 1 and Thing 2 are off for a visit to grandma's house.  That leaves me and Ashton here to do what we love most: stamping and not being sat on by Thing 2, respectively.  :)

I have so much to share with you today so let's get started with a card that was supposed to be posted on Monday!

Um, gorgeous!  I love this card for so many reasons but it definately didn't come together quickly.  It was started and restarted 2 or 3 times at least before the idea of stencilling on it popped into my head and after that it was finished pretty fast.  I used the Tulip Frame embossing folder on the base then cut a top note from old olive and from the Botanical Gazette DSP.  The small pieces of DSP were punched with the 1 1/4 square punch and then had the corners rounded on two sides.  I stamped the birdcage image from Nature Walk and then trimmed it out and put an Antique Brad through the centre.  The stencil is from the 3 pack in the Decor Elements catalogue, the name is escaping me just now.  I added the pearls for the always needed 'bling'!  Next came the Crochet Trim lace along the bottome and the final touch was to stamp the 'enjoy' from Fabulous Phrases and attach it with linen thread to the brad.  I stepped back to look at it and it still needed I smooched it with a very liberal dousing of Smooch that stuff!  Definately my favourite product right now.

Now as promised, BLOG CANDY!  Leave me a comment on this post letting me know what your favourite product to play with is right now.  I'll draw a name and post the winner on Tuesday.  If that is you, you'll get the Eggcroutements stamp set, a stack of 6x6 DSP sheets, and a packet of embellishments from the Pretties Kit!

And now I have to share these adorable babies...only they're not really babies anymore!  My ever more mobile 9 month old Ashton and the "Things", Skyeler and Calum.  Skye likes to see himself on my blog...*sigh*, ahh, children of the technology age! :)

That's it for today!  Check back Monday for a final Valentine's project.

IT'S HERE! Sale-A-Bration is here and it is fabulous!  Earn your free products one of three ways: place a $60 order, host a $395 workshop, or use this as an opportunity to join my team and get the starter kit at a 15% discount PLUS an extra bundle of product worth $60! 

COMING SOON!  March 1-5 will be 'Anything But A Card Week!' and I'm so excited to bring you 5 different projects that are completely unrelated to cards...but are still using all Stampin' Up! products. 

MOJO MONDAY will feature the sketch of the week with a Valentine's if you procrastinated on a card for your special someone, check it out first thing for a great idea!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sneak Peek Week! - Day 2

I'm very excited about the card today. Nature Walk is probably one of my favourite new sets and it's so strange because it's completely not the kind of set I would normally choose. But different can be great!

The bird and flower are stamped on a piece of the designer series paper from the coordinating Botanical Gazette package, and the torn edge at the bottom is also from the same pack. This card is all about the details, from the French Script stamped onto the base (difficult to see in the picture), to the ribbon and paper tearing, and finally the button and sentiment stamped banner with pearls.

Okay, so let me stop for a second and say how much I love a new tool that I got, the colour spritzer. You must have this! Why I waited so long is a mystery, this is the coolest thing ever! I spritzed early espresso onto the image layer and it was THE perftect touch. Get ready to see a lot of cards that have been spritzed! ;)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Beautiful Because I Care

I wanted to show you another of the cards I made during my "me stamping" time a few days ago. Again, I used my colour coach to get this combination of Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. The softness of the colours on this card together with the gorgeous image make it so pretty.

I've been playing with ribbon a lot and really enjoying all the different ways to use it. I've had some questions on how to make the ribbon look like this and also on the card from two days ago where I used the crochet ribbon. I will try to make a video on some ribbon tricks in the next few days but no promises because from now to the end of this month I am swamped!

The Hamilton Regional is tomorrow and I am wicked excited to be heading out there tomorrow with my upline! I think the thing I am most looking forward to is just being in a huge room with so many other people who share my love for stamping and papercrafting and feeling the energy. I have my swaps all ready to go and boy am I glad those are finished! I did 75 card fronts to swap and it was A LOT of work but I'm looking forward to all the new fronts I'll get from other very talented demos.

I'll be back on Monday so get ready to MOJO because I haven't in a while and I am raring to go!!

Stamps: Because I Care (Hostess Only) Ink: Perfect Plum (101437), Old Olive (102277) Paper: Perfect Plum (101889), Wild Wasabi (108641), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (100730) Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Elegant Lines folder (119277) Embellishments: Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Vintage Trinkets (118764), Basic Pearls (119247)
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