Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Extreme birthday

I apologize that I cut the card off in scan. Again another 10 minute quick card that I needed for my son's friend.
This uses Extreme Snowboard (item 115177 for only$8.95) and extreme elements for the background. I used my 5 in one tool to rough up the edges of cardstock.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Autumn Birthday

Sorry, I have not posted in a few days. I was running out of memory on my computer and had delete and move some things before I uploaded some new photos.

I saw this video, on Tami White's blog about color washing.
I decided to case her card and add to it by using the birthday hat from sock monkey set and add a sign using teeny tiny wishes and new punch.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

World Card Making Day- preview

Did you know WCMD is October 3rd? I am celebrating by hosting a card class making 4 thank you cards featuring stamp set Very Thankful for $6. Purchase the set for $14.95 and come to class for FREE. Class is Saturday 10/3 at 10:00 am.
Very Thankful is the Ronald McDonald House Charity set, $2 of each purchase goes to help support RMDH. I will also have a bonus station to make a card to donate to RMDH.
Can't make the class? I will make the cards for you for $9 which will include shipping cost to you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Born to Ride

I needed a card for a 40th birthday party yesterday for an avid motorcycle rider (he owns about 15 bikes).
I literally had about 10 minutes to do it, so I scanned the gallery at SCS and found this card.
And I finished this card in 6 minutes!
card recipe:
stamp set: born to ride (retired)
cs: kraft, ww, pumpkin pie, basci black
ink: basic black classic
access: circle scissors plue, sizzix scallops # 2 die, jumbo eyelet and CAD

Sunday, September 20, 2009

411 Saturday challenge

Since kiddos are back in school, I made a challenge to myself to try to do 2 challenges per week, to keep mojo going. I prefer sketch challenges, as they are a great jumping off point.

Stamping 411, has great easy sketches and show a lot of beginner techniques on their site. I do admit, this week was a bit of a challenge.
I decided to go with the flow instead of thinking outside of the box. I chose to do a house and use a stamp set that has yet to see ink (yikes!). The stamp set is All in the Family. I even broke out my textured plates for my big shot, right down to polka dot background in sketch. It is tough to see on red background. I sponged my roof to get more details of checked background.

Friday, September 18, 2009

build a bear FUN!

I had a holiday mini catalog kickoff party at my house today. This is one of the sample cards we did using new BAB die for the big shot. OMG, too much fun. I can't believe I almost did not get this, it is like playing dress up. Now I need to get more accessories.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Diva bird!

I have been so busy lately, I haven't had a chance to participate in many challenges lately. So, with a house to clean and many other chores to do- I gave myself a stamping break to play along with the Diva Coffee Break Design sketch challenge today.
I actually borrowed Pun Fun stamp set from my upline in the spring and stamped a bunch of images, so I just grabbed one from the stash.
card recipe:
stamp: pun fun
cs: crushed curry, pumpkin pie, whisper white
and razzleberry lemonade dsp
access: ice square rhinestone brad, pretties, Sizzix textured plate for big shot
ink: stazon black, in-color markers
technique: watercoloring with markers

Monday, September 14, 2009

My First Frankie

I am sure you have seen everyone's version of Frankie all over blogs, SCS, etc.... Dawn Griffith
has video here. So this is my first "Frankie" card.

Got to love punches and Halloween!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

BOO to you!

My son's 4th grade teacher asked me to come up with a Halloween project. Okay, I know it is like 6 weeks away- but I am a planner.
Anyways, I saw Diana Gibbs make this cute Boo Frame, and thought I could simplify her idea for 4th graders using my big shot # 2 scallops and simple letters for big shot. I used "twick or tweet" stamp set from Holiday mini catalog and some black grosgrain ribbon.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

extreme birthday thanks

This is a really simple birthday cardfront I made for my son's recent birthday party. I combined 3 stamp sets.

1) extreme elements (115181) $26.95
2) extreme guitar (115328) $8.95
3) simple birthday thanks (11546) $17.95- I just used my brocade blue marker to omit the rest of cupcake stamp so I could use it for a "cooler" card for 10 year old.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thank you case

CASE= copy and share everything!
I got this inspiration and case from this month's Stampin Success. Stampin Success is a magazine that Demonstrators get from SU each month. Each month they spotlight a demo with great creative design and skills. This is case of Amy Rohl, I loved how she used embossing folder, 3 circles and scallop edge punch. She used the set "charming". I changed it up and used "think happy thoughts".
Which is a great thing about a case, you copy design and implement it to what stamp set or occasion you need.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

twick or tweet shadow box

This is another swap card I made for a swap I participated in for the new Holiday Mini, which started on September 1st. SU is running a great deal for hostesses featuring the new mini; for $250 workshop you can get anything (except digital studio) for $10 out of the mini catalog from 9/1-11/30.

This is a shadow box card- the dimensions are super easy, the card base (2) are 5.5 x 4.25 and you score at each end at 1/2 inch and 1 inch on both pieces. You can use punches or in this case, my new addiction my circle scissor plus to get circle. What is neat about this card is it is a 3-D card, but will flatten down to fit in regular greeting card envelope.

This features the set "twick or tweet" I black embossed it on Night and day speciality designer paper. It is really cool paper; elegant and funky at same time.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Shellebrate the Season

This is a card I made for a demo Christmas swap I participated in this month.
I tried to keep design fairly simple so customers could re-create for their own card or for a stamp a stack class.
It is tough to tell by photo but I paper pieced the surfboard.
stamp: shellebrate, teeny tiny wishes
ink: stazon black, ruby red classic, ruby red marker, old olive marker, bermuda bay marker, bashful blue marker
paper: ww, ruby red, kraft, holiday lounge DSP, ruby red prints pack dsp (hostess)
access: circle scissor plus, white grosgrain ribbon, eyelet border punch, dazzling diamonds

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year....

I just love the Staples commercial with parent singing as they load up for school supplies. I love my kids but the last 10 days, they were driving me nuts fighting with each other - that I was ready for them to finally start school today.

I always like to help do some projects in the classroom and volunteer my supplies and time. To kick that off I made a teacher survival kit for my son's 4th grade teacher.

This is retired paper, but hey with teachers you need some apples! I used contempo alphabet for big shot, real red cs with scallop edge punch, tart and tangy stamp set and lots of ribbons!

This is inside:

*eraser=to make your troubles disappear
*ibuprofen= for those trying students/ situations
*santizing wipes= to keep you healthy
*breath strips= for sparkling personality
*tissues= to wipe away the tears
*chocolate=for quick energy pick up
*bandaids= for hurt feelings
*magnetic clips= to keep it together
*gum= to help your class stick together