Saturday, August 29, 2009

411 challenge

As Tropical Storm Bill is upon Massachusetts today, I was in a lazy kind of mood. So much I could be doing, but I found myself drawn to watching the coverage of Senator Ted Kennedy's funeral.
With that in mind, when I got myself off the couch I saw the stamping 411 challenge posted on LNS messages. Having inspiration and a sketch, I decided to make a sympathy card. I used retired designer paper and in-colors, as I have sooo much around and made a sympathy card using fifth avenue floral and teeny tiny wishes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tres Chic Medallion

I saw someone use the french script background with Medallion image, I don't own French script but do own "tres chic". I used melon mambo cs and ink for background as I had it lying on my desk area. Then I took white craft ink to ink up medallion stamp set
I like how you can still see the background set through white ink.
1) version stamped medallion again in melon mambo and cut out center and added a "bling brad"
2) I used circus circus stamp set, and did rock and roll technique with melon mambo and razzleberry ink.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mojo Monday

Mojo Monday had a really fun and easy sketch today, so I had a few moments to play along. I have a custom order to make some cards for a customer, so I was glad to have some inspiration.
stamp: very thankful
ink: in-color markers, omittting technique
cs: ww, razzleberry, melon mambo, crushed curry and razzleberry lemonade dsp
access: melon mambo ribbon, circle scissor plus

Saturday, August 22, 2009

LNS challenge #33- Fall Scrapbooking

Late Night Stampers Challenge #33 this week, was to do a Fall scrapbook page. While we have been busy trying to get last bit of summer in before school starts- the last thing I want to think about is Fall. However, I have a confession to make. This layout was started last November and I never put photos on it. My upline Erica has a scrapbooking club every month, and although I am a terribly behind- I have lots of layouts without photos.
Luckily, I just got my new circle scissors plus and I am still trying to play around with it for sizing. I also used a new stamp set- trick tweet that is in new mini catalog that starts on September 1st. The title is a sissix alphabet and the big P is traced chipboard. The paper is prints pattern in close to cocoa.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

kids stamp camp-bulletin boards

This week in Franklin, Massachusetts, I had a kids stamp camp. We made bulletin boards using Big shot simple alphabet or lovely letters stamped. They used either circle circus or fifth avenue floral stamp sets. I let them have at whatever retired paper was left in my stash.
They did a fabulous job, love working with kids.

This is Natalie's age 10. This is Emma's age-14

This is Elizabeth's age-8 This is Demi's -age 8

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Make it a kids card

Late Night Stampers challenge #32 was to case a card out of Stampin Up's new idea book and catalog and make it a kid card. I chose to case flower fancy card on page 101. I used the "extreme snowboarder" stamp to make it more kid card. I used the new sleigh bells ribbon out of mini catalog that starts on September 1st for my color inspiration.

This is a great challenge as a reminder, the catalog is an award winning idea book and catalog and you can "case" any of the cards to suit your needs.

This card is for my great up-line Erica, whose husband gave my son his old snowboard equipment, so we don't have to rent or buy any this year.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Simply scrappin Saturday

Of course I am way behind in Scrapping! Can't wait until kids go back to school to get some "me time".
Thank goodness for simply scrappin kits- this is a retired kit called "At home". It makes scrap booking so much easier to get done- no stamping! Just a rub-on and some ribbon are the only things not included in the kit. These are some photos from our April vacation to Universal studios.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

glitter peacock

I was playing around with versamarker, heat and stick powder and some cosmo glitter! I was able to use my versamarker to just color image and not words. However, my attempt at using teeny tiny wishes thank you came out crooked. I was also playing around with my new circle scissors plus.
After the fact, I saw on Patty Bennett's blog about making templates of each size so you don't have to guess like I did on my first attempt. But, I know have a template of sizes 4-14 so I can better cute my circle mat.

I hope you got a chance to just play around with stamps this week! Now if the cleaning and laundry fairy would just stop by my house.

stamp set: very thankful, teeny tiny wishes
razzleberry, orchid opulance, old olive, ww and cottage garden dsp

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

3-D pop up

Jana, has done a couple of these 3-D pop up cards. Stampin Success had a bunch of 3-D cards in last issue. I am hosting a class on August 26th, making 4 different types of 3-D cards. This is my last sample, I finally got around to making. I am offering a long-distance kit for $15 which includes everything to make 4 cards plus directions. You just have to assemble.

Here is the card folded up. The cool thing about these 3-D cards they go into a regular greeting card envelope.
I chose to use "crazy for cupcakes" but options are endless!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

cracked cocktail

This is a technique classed cracked glass, the camera shot does not show it justice.
stamp: cheers to you
ink: black stazon, versa mark in-color markers, pumpkin pie, real red
cs: eggplant, melon mambo, bermuda bay, ww
access: big shot pennant die, 1 3/4 circle punch, melon mambo polka dot ribbon, glassy glaze enamel embossing powder, staples
I did a class on embossing last week based on Carrie Gaskin's stampin challenge ideas. This is a case of her design, I just changed out the colors. One of the best things about being a demo is getting great ideas or the sharing that other demos do!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hiking birthday bear

I love Michelle Zindorf's work, she is truly amazing and a true artist. I would love to take one of her brayer classes someday. However, she does have tutorials on her blog. I did not use glossy card stock on my attempt, as this is for my son's friend. He is having a hiking birthday party so I thought that the under the stars stamp set was appropriate. I stamped in classic black ink on soft suede and basic gray- my first attempt I did masking and my coloring was not bright enough. I just free handed with scissors my attempt at a campfire.

Sorry, for lack of regular postings- it is summer and we are trying to spend it outdoors! Not to conducive for regular stamping. I have to wait to boys go back to school in September.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

playing with pastels

I did a class on embossing last week and was discussing how great versamark is to use. So, I was inspired to pullout my pastels, probably one of the oldest stamping tools I own. I have lost all of them opening them and I was a newbie so I just put them all back in colors (reds, greens), lol I had no idea what real red vs. ruby red was at the time. Anyways, I used new stamp sets- Hostess Asian Artistry and Medallion with "poppin pastels" technique.
Excuse old look to my blog- I was trying to fix something and the clueless computer person I am messed it up more! I need to contact the person who did my title-yikes!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Circle circus thanks

This is a leftover of some more swaps I made to send to convention. The real swaps have an additional border of melon mambo. I combined circle circus and very thankful stamp sets. I also used ticket corner punch.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

summer is finally here, time for some ice cream

Summer has finally arrived here in Massachusetts, mostly sunny and in the 80's hot and humid. We suffered through some cold rainy days, now that August is upon us I felt like celebrating with some ice cream.

This is not my original idea, I have seen a bunch of different cards done on SCS and on blogs- so this is a collabration of some other creative minds- just a combined case for me.

This is done with scallop punches, textured plates for cone and crystal effects over the "hot fudge". Plus this one has NO CALORIES!