Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
This card uses the scalloped edge medallion technique. I used the FALLING LEAVES stamp set on it. A couple of the leaves were stamped directly onto the Close to Cocoa cardstock, I stamped the others on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut them out. Two of the leaves are adhered directly onto the Close to Cocoa cardstock; the Old Olive leaf is adhered with a dimensional. I really like the way that this card turned out!
My swap for the second group used the TRENDY TREES stamp set. I used the "Give Thanks" acorn from the THE MORE THE MERRIER stamp set (hostess) on the Chocolate Chip layer, then sponged around it. I used the Top Note die to cut out Really Rust and Old Olive cardstock, and stamped the Really Rust with one of the tree toppers from TRENDY TREES. I cut the Old Olive in half, then used my Scallop Edge Punch to create a "grass" effect (I cut the scallops as they were intended, then went back and randomly recut them). I sponged this layer as well, stamped "Grateful" on Old Olive scrap, punched it out with the Modern Label punch, and adhered it with dimensionals after I added Vintage Brads. Trees were stamped and punched out with the 1-1/4 inch circle punch, background for trees with the 1-3/8 inch circle punch.
I REALLY liked both of these cards, and had fun creating them! Thanks for looking!
Happy Stampin and Scrappin!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This is a close up of the placecard for the Tala meal.
This was the groom's placecard for the Cocula meal!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This card uses the FALLING LEAVES stamp set. We used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Soft Suede Ink and Cardstock, and the Whisper White cardstock was sponged with the same color ink used to stamp the leaf with. The card base is Kraft cardstock, and we used Soft Suede polka dot ribbon at the top.
I played around with my leftovers from Play Day and made the card up just a bit differently:
Our second project uses the PENDANT PARK stamp set:
The card base is made from Mellow Moss cardstock. The tree image is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock, sponged with Always Artichoke ink, and mounted on Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip cardstock. The park bench and squirrels were stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on scrap Very Vanilla and attached with dimensionals to the card. The border was stamped on Mellow Moss cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink, cut out, and adhered to the card.
I don't have pictures of the other two projects yet, so I will post them later!
Happy stampin and scrappin!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Pacific Ocean at Depot Bay, Oregon
Canby, Oregon (where my aunt lives) is the dahlia capital of the world. Their annual dahlia festival was in progress while we were there, and I got to go to see it twice! They have acres and acres of dahlia fields, two large rooms of dahlia arrangements, and it is a BEAUTIFUL site!
My mother, her brother, Paul, her brother, Ray, and her sister, Ada.
Some of the wonderful desserts that we had at our family gathering. The pear tart (center pie with lattice top) was excellent--made by cousin Loretta!
Mother and I at the family gathering
This card uses the dormant set BRANCH OUT. The following were used to make the card: Kraft cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Garden Green cardstock, and Real Red cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink, Garden Green, Glorious Green, Real Red, and Basic Black Ink, and Sahara Sand marker. I used a dimensional to pop up the red boots, and the scallop edge punch on the Real Red scallop. The sentiment came from TEENY TINY WISHES.
This project uses the Big Shot and embossing folder ELEGANT BOUQUET. We brayered Old Olive Ink on the flat side of the embossing folder, laid a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock on top of the inked side, and ran it through the Big Shot. The edges of all of the layers were distressed using the Cutter Kit. Earth Element brads were added to the center of the flowers to make them more colorful. Very Vanilla cardstock and Old Olive were used on this card in addition to the Certainly Celery. The sentiment came from Great Friend, and was punched out with the Small Oval Punch, sponged with Old Olive, and adhered to Old Olive cardstock punched out with the Large Oval Punch, after it was sponged with Night of Navy. I love the technique of inking up the embossing folders!
This hinged card uses Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, with Razzleberry Lemonade DS paper. I used one of my old favorites, BUGS AND KISSES, as the stamp set, and a white 5/16th inch jumbo brad. The scallop edge punch was also used on the DS paper. Here is a picture of the card with the hinge open:
The hinged card is a fun technique to use, and a surprise inside!
PROJECT FOUR:This project uses the stamp set TART AND TANGY. We used Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Summer Sun and Old Olive cardstock, Real Red, Close to Cocoa and Old Olive markers, Old Olive and Summer Sun classic ink pads, 1-1/4, 1-3/8 Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, and the Dotted Lines Jumbo Wheel. The bookmark has magnets on the inside to hold it together on a page, and the notepad has magnets on the back to go on your refrigerator. The notepads were purchased at an office supply store, where I had them cut in half (cost was only $1 per package to cut them in half).
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I used the ANIMAL STORIES stamp set for this card, and TALL TALES DS paper. I also used Chocolate Chip cardstock for the base and the scallop around the whale, Very Vanilla cardstock for the 1-3/4 circle the whale is stamped on. I sponged around the whale with So Saffron ink. I used So Saffron cardstock behind the three sections of DS paper, and linen thread, which is tied around the card.
My second card is this:
I also used the ANIMAL STORIES stamp set for this card, as well as the TALL TALES DS paper. The base of the card is Old Olive, and I used So Saffron cardstock around the DS paper. The owl is stamped in Old Olive on Very Vanilla cardstock, punched out with 1-1/4 circle punch, adhered to a So Saffron 1-3/8 circle (from punch), adhered to an Old Olive scallop circle punch. I used a paper piercer to punch around the scallop punch. The "just for you" phrase is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched out with the Word Window punch, mounted on So Saffron punched with the Modern Label punch. I sponged around the "just for you" with Old Olive ink, and around the owl with So Saffron ink. There are So Saffron brads and Old Olive brads used on the card.
I made some changes to the FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLY card I posted from our July Play Day. It was originally a 4-1/4 square card. I really like the square card to look at, but it is not very practical, so I mounted the main part of the card onto a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 So Saffron base which had been run through the Big Shot with the large circles from the Background texture plates from Stampin Up. Here is what it looks like now:
It is hard to see the texture in the cardstock in this picture!
Thanks for looking at my cards!
Happy stampin and scrappin!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I used an old Hostess Set from Stampin Up called A Little Bit of Happiness for this card. The base is Kraft, and I also used Ruby Red and So Saffron and Watercolor paper. After I stamped the flowers with Black Stazon, I watercolored with reinkers and my old faithful aqua painter! I used Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red and So Saffron reinkers.
While I was working on this card, I had adhered the stamped watercolor paper to the Kraft base and was paper piercing above the stamped image and realized that I was piercing through both layers of the card base! I was VERY upset and put the card aside for about 24 hours so I could calm down and redo it.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
It was nice to clean out the garage and we found good homes for lots of the objects! It also brought back a lot of memories going through everything.
On Sunday, we picked up Kim and Jeremy and went to Brian's house to celebrate Father's Day. Brian took us all out to eat at a Mexican Restaurant and then we spent the afternoon relaxing at his house. He made Chocolate Eclair Cake for us as well!
Thursday, Doyle and I celebrated our anniversary (32 years), and Friday Kim and Jeremy had us over for a fabulous supper: grilled cheese quesadillas, corn chowder, grilled chicken and mango skewers, and hamburgers with chess cake for dessert!
Today, I hosted my first ever New Catalog Open House for Stampin Up. We had a great time, plus I got my house cleaned up. Here are some pictures:
For our make-and-take, we made the following projects:
The bookmark fits over the corner of a page in a book. We used the new in-color Rich Razzleberry and the new Razzleberry Lemonade DS paper from Stampin Up.
Happy Stampin and Scrappin!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Yesterday I was on Splitcoast Stampers and saw several cards in the sketch challenge that used the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder With Love. I had the die and had never used it, so got it out! I inked the embossing folder on the flat side with Old Olive Ink and embossed Certainly Celery paper. I love the look, and it is super easy to do! The result was this very simple, but elegant, card:
It is hard to see, but I also embossed the envelope to go with it. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Yesterday was a busy day! Stampin Up announced its Last Chance List and posted a sneak preview preorder of the new catalog for demos. This was my first sneak preview as a demo, so I got up at 5:15 AM to check it all out. By the time I ordered, got the Last Chance List posted on an email to my friends, and checked everything out three times, I was tired!
Today I finished my It's A Stretch! card. I CASED it from Splitcoast, but made some minor changes. You can find the card I CASED it from at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1339681?cat=14650. I LOVE the color combo of the Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point and will miss them very much after the end of this month! I made it a notecard and will package them up to use as a gift. I have been experimenting with watercoloring, and decided that I like to use reinkers with my aqua painter best. I like the way that no two cards turn out exactly the same way with the watercolors!
Here is my card:
STAMP SETS: It's a Stretch; Watercolor Joy Wheel; Sweet Little Sentiments
PAPER: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Watercolor, Kraft
INK: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Black Stazon, Really Rust, Going Gray, Bashful Blue
ACCESSORIES: Small and Medium Oval Punches, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Pewter Brads, Aquapainter
Happy Stampin and Scrappin!
Monday, May 11, 2009
This is the Mother's Day card I made for our Mother's last week. I used Stampin Up's BLOOMING WITH LOVE stamp set, Bella Rose DS paper, and Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss cardstock. I was very pleased with the way it turned out. I am still experimenting with watercolors; my favorite technique is to use reinkers and my aqua painter.
My son, Brian, helped me set up this blog while he visited for Mother's Day. I am not a computer genius, but my kids know a lot, so I call them when I get into trouble!!! It was great to have both of my children here for Mother's Day. Brian, Kim and Jeremy fixed a fabulous lunch of grilled pizza (three kinds--tomato and fresh mozzerella cheese, pear with walnut, and chicken sausage with apple), grilled fresh veggies, and chocolate eclair cake for dessert. Thanks, guys! You are the greatest!