Thursday, April 22, 2010

The rest of the cards

Here are the other cards we made in class.
This card is a total CASE from SCS, can't find where I saved the artist info, sorry. It's a square card measuring 5 1/4 so it's a great size to work with. The colored squares in the middle are Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze. The brad is not SU! but it worked so well that I just cheated. shhhh don't tell anyone. The stamp set is Pocket Silhouettes.
This card is also unique as I cut 1/2 of the front panel off. I love using the daisies made with the big shot and I saw this style of card on one of my blog surfs. I used Soft Suede and Kraft cs for the base and WW for the daisy. French Script and Baroque Motif sets. The brad is Pumpkin Pie corduroy (love those corduroy buttons/brads).
I'm sad to see Taken with Teal retire so I had to use it. I used my craft pad to ink up the Medallion stamp and then used Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The sparkle is beautiful.
This last card I used the ornament punch for a vase. The green cs and ink is Handsome Hunter and I stamped/embossed with white the leaves on the vase. It's super simple but love the way it turned out. I also used a texturz plate for the background.

I've decided to start a Book of Me. I like the idea of doing pages about myself (and Dwight) as kind of a story for my kids to read, to know who I am.
When Dwight's dad first went to the nursing home I made him an album from pictures throughout his life. Dwight would look at those pictures and say, "I never knew my dad did that" or "I had no idea dad was into that" and it just hit me there were so many things Dwight did not know about his own father. Mainly because his dad was rarely around and if he was he didn't talk much.
I plan to make a layout once a week or every two weeks, we'll have to see how motivated I stay. lol. It would be great if you could play along with me. I'm aiming for 12 challenges/topics to start with and if I want to keep going I will. I would love to see any layouts you do for my challenges. There really are no rules, I'll post a topic and you complete a layout. Any kind of album, any size. This is a great time to do something different. For me, I'm going with an 8x8 album, I really like that size.
The first challenge is to create your title page. And here is mine.

I inked the flowers with Lavendar Lace, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke, masked it and inked/stamped again onto textured WW cs. I found a package of vinyl thickers I had kicking around for forever, can't remember how I wound up with purple letters, but whatever, they ended up matching Lavendar Lace. Did some sewing and added a little chocolate taffeta ribbon. Simple, easy and a great title page.
I hope you can join me in this challenge.
Until next time...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturdays card class

Was awesome, like usual. Thanks ladies for coming.
These are some of the cards we did, simple yet nice. They made 16 in total, 2 each of 8 designs.
Just for You is done with the Bella Bleu pattern paper, Oval All stamp set with matching punches and a few brads for a finishing touch.
The colors on this one were a little out of my comfort zone but thought it looked great. I used the texturze plate on the Whisper White cardstock and cut the butterflies out with the beautiful wings embosslit. The colors for the butterflies are Melon Mambo, Brilliant Blue and Rich Razzleberry.
I love this stamp set, Sense of Time but have a really hard time using it on cards. This card ended up being 4 1/4 square. On my first example, I crumpled the Creamy Caramel background cardstock and used a brad in the middle of the clock.
This second one I didn't crumple but clear embossed the face of the clock. On both I stamped the smaller circle thingie, cut it out and added with dimensionals. I think the girls preferred the crumpled background.
I just love the look of the scallop circle made into a card. Just fold your cardstock in half before running it through the bigshot with the seam just inside the circle so it doesn't cut. Used pocket silhouettes on this one and some retired pp. Simple and quick. We also added a little glitter to the flowers.
Hope you enjoyed looking at the cards and I'll share the rest another day.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sets for sale

I've edited this post by deleting that stamp sets I've sold. If you're interested in any, please call or email me. Thanks.

Here is my list of retired stamp sets that I have for sale. Some blocks/rubber are stained but the rubber is still in great condition on all the stamps. If you're interested in a set (or sets) email or call me with your list and I'll let you know your total. You can pick them up from my house or I can ship them to you, but you'd have to pay actual shipping. I also will not unmount them, take them as is. I think you should be able to click on the pictures and make them a little bigger, blogger was being silly so I did have to shrink them. Description and price above each photo. I accept cash or cheque, if you have any questions please ask. All sets come in a case (I just took them out for taking the pictures) except the 2 background stamps. Thanks for shopping.

Name: From the Garden. This is a background stamp, no case. $10
Name: Holiday Print. Background stamp, no case. $10
Name: Little Shapes. Set of 4. $8

Name: Nature's Secret. Set of 6. $20

Name: Holiday Tag Team. Set of 14. That snowman was my favorite! $20
Name: Scandinavian Season. Set of 4. I have no idea why this picture is sideways, I didn't take it like that!! $16
Name: Christmas Cardinal. Set of 5. $16
Name: Perfect Presentation. Set of 11. Some images match with our punches. $16

Name: Gently Falling. Set of 4. $8

Name: Around the Block. Set of 4. $8
Name: Suitable for Framing. Set of 9. $10

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New color chart

Thanks to my amazing downline Liz,

I now have a chart to show you. Thank you Liz!

Aren't these colors gorgeous? I am so in love and cannot wait until July.

If you click on the picture it will come up nice and big so you can drool over the gorgeousness!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Color Renovation announcement!

Stampin' Up! is releasing 5 BRAND NEW COLORS and bringing BACK 10 of the retired In Colors to be part of their core colors!! I am just so excited I can hardly wait!
These wonderful new color collections will be available to everyone with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July .... AND if you are a DEMONSTRATOR you get to order them early!!!!! (not a demonstrator yet? Contact me to find out more info)
For me, stamping is about color, so I am just beyond excited about having NEW COLORS to play with!!!
As of July, (with the new catalog), here is what our new color collections will be:
Regals: Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Bravo Burgandy
Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, DAffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry
Subtles: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist
Neutrals: Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, River Rock, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand

*Crumb Cake is just a name change from Kraft and will be available in ink now too. (happy dance)

So in a nutshell,
The 5 NEW COLORS are:
-Marina Mist
-Daffodil Delight
-Cherry Cobbler
-Cajun Craze
-Early Espresso
-Baja Breeze
-Melon Mambo
-Pink Pirouette
-Rich Razzleberry
-Riding Hood Red
-River Rock
-Soft Suede
-Tangerine Tango
-Wild Wasabi

Current Colors that will retire end of June:
-glorious green
-green galore
-gable green
-yoyo yellow
-only orange
-pink passion
-pixie pink
-orchid opulence
-lovely lilac
-brilliant blue
-close to cocoa
-creamy caramel
-really rust
-ruby red
-cameo coral
-summer sun
-bordering blue
-brocade blue
-ballet blue
-taken with teal
-handsome hunter
-pale plum
-blush blossom
-apricot appeal
-barely banana
-mellow moss
-sage shadow
-almost amethyst
-lavender lace
-basic brown
-going gray

If you need to stock up on any of the current colors that will be retiring soon, make sure you call or email me to place your order before the end of June. There may even be a special or two between now and then. ;)

Once I figure out how to post the picture file I have of the new collections I will post it here. These collections really are beautiful.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

almost forgot

Here's the card Brent gave Carol. I just threw a little ink on the cardstock for him. ;)

It's another Zindorf knockoff. My first attempt at one of here tutorials but wanted to wait to upload it so Carol wouldn't see it early. I should mention though that I've been using sponges instead of the brayer because I mainly have stampin' spots, not all the big ink pads.
I also made the inside all "fancy". I really like that look but have to admit I don't always put forth the effort.
Hoping to get some scrappin' done today after we go see How to Train Your Dragon. You know, so we're prepared for when we decide to adopt a dragon.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday...

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday dear Carol

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Hope you have a fabulous birthday chickie!! Let me know what you got for your birthday present. ;)

This card is another Zindorf knockoff and again, I think I did good.

Sponged the different colors and stamped the grass from Inspired by Nature in black. I don't have the two step bird punch (yet) so stamped the bird from Always with versamark on black cs and cut it out. I place the bird to make it look like he's sitting on the bent blade of grass.
Enjoy it Carol!